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Throughout this one year GCSE course you will develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

You will read and discuss a range of texts, write about material you have read, and produce your own pieces of original fiction and non-fiction writing. You will be allocated a tutor and have access to all college facilities and any additional learning support needs. The course runs over one evening (either Monday or Tuesday) from 18.00-20.30 during term time only.

Topics Include:

  • Reading and understanding texts
  • Analysing language and structure
  • Creative writing
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Speaking and listening.

Further College Study Options:

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Healthcare (Nursing and Midwifery/Health & Social Care).

Additional Information:

You are not required to pay course fees. However, you will be charged a £50 exam deposit fee, which will be returned upon completion of the exams.

Course Requirements

You will be required to complete a ‘free writing’ task, which will be assessed to ensure that you have the basic skills required to complete the course. This course is not designed for non-English speakers.


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