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ESOL, English & Maths

This one year programme prepares students for the new syllabus AQA English language GCSE. Students need to be able to commit to 100% attendance, one 3hr session per week, plus at least three hours per week of private study.

Entry Requirements

Either a grade D GCSE English language or combined English language & literature or A Level 2 qualifications in Functional Skills English or successful completion of a short initial assessment of reading and writing skills

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    Assessment Method

    Final examination in June 2017. There are two mandatory papers and all candidates must sit both: Tuesday 6th June 2017 9am Monday 12th June 2017 9am There are no other options.

    Aims of the course

    To prepare students for the AQA GCSE English language exam.

    Progression Opportunities

    GCSE English is an essential qualification for most higher education courses as well as most careers across all sectors.


    This course is classroom based, with one 3 hour lesson per week. In addition, students should expect to spend at least an hour a week on private study/homework. All students have access to and are expected to complete an on-line diagnostic assessment tool, which produces an individual learning plan showing students the key areas they need to work on. This leads into a skills development plan that students can work through independently to support their progress.

    Career Options

    GCSE English is an essential qualification for most higher education courses as well as most careers across all sectors.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 31 weeks
Start Date 16/09/2019
End Date 12/06/2020


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 362 p/year
24+ £362 p/year
International £1,920 p/year

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Zita Obakponovwe

Zita Obakponovwe

Lewisham Southwark College prepared me well for university in many ways. It gave me confidence in vital skills like writing, which are really important on a degree course, and sparked my creativity.

Janet Kissi

Janet Kissi

The classes are fun. I really enjoy coming to college to learn. I am happy and I am on the right path to achieve my dream.



She says that the Lewisham College ESOL department has given her social skills as well as language skills and has taught her how to interact with a wide variety of cultures – essential skills for her current job working in a large, busy London Hotel.

Amal Shuluh

Amal Shuluh

Since I have started on the course my maths has improved a lot. On some of my tests I have even scored 100%. My teacher has been very helpful and he does everything he can to help us understand and learn in class. I am very grateful to him for all the help.

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