Skills & Learning Facilities

GCSEs – English, Maths & Biology

We offer a range of GCSE subjects for self and career improvement, to help you progress to further study or access Higher Education. These are intensive courses which require significant commitment and self-study.

National Exams are scheduled for May/June 2018 outside of the advertised day and times and all applicants must be available for these.

English and maths GCSE may be free if you do not already have a Grade C or above.

GCSE courses

Admissions Process for GCSE courses starting September 2017:

GCSE English/GCSE Maths-

You will be required to attend an enrolment session to apply for a place on a GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths course. Please call us on 01202 262300 or email infopal@poole.gov.uk to request a place on an enrolment session.

Enrolment sessions run until 16th August 2017 and places are offered on a first come, first served basis.

At the enrolment session you will be provided with information about the course to help you make an informed decision about suitability. Your current level of English and/or maths skills will be assessed and you will be interviewed by a member of our team.

The outcome of your skills assessment may determine that a Functional Skills English or Maths course is more appropriate for you. Please read the Course Information Sheet and GCSE Information Pack for more information prior to attending an enrolment session.

GCSE Biology-

You must complete an online application form to apply for a place on GCSE Biology. Please ensure that you thoroughly read the Course Information Sheet and GCSE Application Pack before submitting your application. These can be found here.  Please note you must apply online for GCSE Biology.

Information Pack Here

Application Process-

Step 1: You will need to complete an online English Assessment before submitting your course application. You will be sent login & instruction details within two working days. To request a login please click Here

Step 2: Now complete your online application – Here 

Please note:

If English is your second language- Much of your success in your GCSE studies depends on your ability to demonstrate proficiency in English – evidence of this will be decisive in reviewing your application. If your current level is not sufficient you will be advised to join an English for Speakers of Other Languages course.

If you are not sure which course is right for you or would like career advice in general, click here.