Course Overview

Your GCSE English course is taught in the English Workshop teaching area. We offer classes in the morning, afternoon and evening (except Friday).

We are very proud of our success rate, which is consistently above the national benchmarks.

We enrol from September to December.

Course Structure

You will have an initial assessment, then we will help you to work on developing your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. In order to be entered for the English GCSE examination, you will complete Four controlled assessments for reading and writing, and three spelling and listening assessments.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English/English Literature at a minimum of Grade D/3 or E/2.
If you do not have these qualifications you will be considered for the course if you reach the required standard on our initial English assessment.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.

How Will I Learn?

  • In a formal classroom environment
  • A wide range of literacy resources are available
  • IT facilities are available.

Skills You Will Develop

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Essay writing
  • Critical analysis of texts
  • Examination skills.


  • GCSE English is the core Literacy qualification needed for entry to Higher Education and employment.
  • We offer flexibility in attendance times to fit in with our students' timetables.

Expect Also To

  • Develop your study skills.

How You Will Be Assessed

  • Four controlled assessments for reading and writing
  • Three spelling and listening assessments
  • 2 x 1-hour written examinations in June

Things You May Need

  • Stationery
  • Files
  • Core Texts

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team.
Tel: 01274 433172
Email: [email protected].