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English and Maths

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English and Maths

English and Maths

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About the course

The course develops a your ability in writing, reading, speaking and listening through preparation for the AQA New Syllabus English Language GCSE. There are no longer separate foundation and higher tiers for this qualification.


  • There are two examination papers in June, each lasting 1 hour 45 minutes, and you must sit both papers
  • In addition, there is a speaking and listening assessment that is conducted in class with your class teacher

Entry requirements

  • This course demands proficiency in standard English and might not be suitable if English is not your first language
  • There will be an initial assessment during enrolment and a baseline assessment test during induction

Moving forward

  • English GCSE is an essential requirement for most jobs, level 3 courses and higher education

Below are the provisional GCSE exam dates for 2018-19:



Candidates must sit all three papers Candidates must sit both papers
Paper 1 Tuesday 21 May 2019 9am Paper 1 Tuesday 4 June 2019 9am
Paper 2 Thursday 6 June 2019 9am Paper 2 Friday 7 June 2019 9am
Paper 3 Tuesday 11 June 2019 9am      

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