GCSE English

Code Duration Start Day Time Tutor Fee Venue Concessions
VMENX540 31 weeks 10th Sep 2019 Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm Clare Jaap £436 Varndean College Yes
VMENX541 31 weeks 11th Sep 2019 Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm Clare Jaap £436 Varndean College Yes

Course Information

Who Is This For?
Adults who wish to gain a GCSE English qualification.
What Will I Learn?
Develop your understanding of texts and how they are written and hone your reading, writing and speaking and listening skills in English.
Content of the Course
You will develop your understanding of how texts are written and how language (spoken and written) is used to generate meaning, and you will also study a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Assessment Details
You will be assessed by two written exams at the end of the year, and through speaking and listening.
Teaching Methods
Whole class discussion pairwork,and group work. You will need to work on your own both in and out of class.
What's Next?
A Level English or an Access course to Higher Education.

Financial Information

If you are studying an accredited course at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 you may be eligible for a concessionary rate.

  • If you are unemployed and claiming Job Seekers Allowance/Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit.
  • Unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit and wish to upskill to enter employment. (You will need to complete a self-declaration form).
  • Employed but seeking employment.
  • If you are employed but earn less than £15736.50.
  • It is your first level 2 or Level 3 qualification and you are aged 19-23.

You must enrol in person at the college and bring evidence of benefit; proof of age (passport/driving licence) or pay slips with you. This must be dated within three months of the course start date. Please contact the Registry on 01273 546604 for further information.

If you are in receipt of a means tested benefit or on a low income you may apply to the Learning Support Fund for help with travel, childcare costs and some tuition fees.

You will be required to complete a learner support application form and provide evidence of benefit or income support your application. Please contact the Adult Education Office on 01273 546602 for further information.

If your course costs more than £200 you may apply to pay in three instalments.

You must complete and sign an instalment form. The first payment will be taken on application, followed by a further payment at the start of the course and a final payment 2 months later. Please note that a handling charge of 10% of the course fee (up to a maximum of £30) is added to all instalment payments. You will still be liable for the full cost of the course if you leave the course prior to all instalments being paid. Please contact the Registry Department on 01273 546604 for further information.

No refunds are given once a course has started. If a course is cancelled by the college you will receive a full refund of all fees paid. If you decide to cancel your enrolment before the class starts your payment will be refunded less a 20% administration charge (up to a maximum of £50). If you decide to cancel your enrolment for a Saturday workshop less than 72 hours before the class your payment will be refunded less an 80% administration charge.


Please ring the Adult Education office on 01273 546602 for further information.