GCSE and AS Level Courses at Sutton College

Sutton College offer a variety of GCSE/IGCSE courses which are perfect for those who may want to progress onto Higher Education, or who may want to gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications to find work or move forward in their careers. Our GCSE/IGCSE courses are also suitable for those who simply have an interest in the subject area and want to learn more!

Sutton College’s GCSE/IGCSE courses are delivered by a team of specialist tutors whose role it is to support you every step of the way in your studies and to help you secure the best possible grade. You will work through a one-year, intensive programme of study. For those students unable to begin their studies in the autumn term, we offer ‘Fast Track’ GCSE courses in English Language and Maths, beginning in January.

Want to study English?

See below to establish which course is relevant for you.

GCSE English Language

Functional Skills English

English for Speakers of other languages (ESOL)

• Do you already have a good grasp of English but need to improve your knowledge of English to help you with your current job, future job or further studies?

• Do you have a genuine interest in exploring the way language is used?

• Do you have an interest in studying 19th to 21st century texts?

If ‘Yes’, GCSE English would be the right course for you.

• Is your first language English or have you already achieved ESOL Level 1 qualifications?

• Do you need to improve your everyday English?

• Do you want to get better at reading newspaper articles, writing letters/e-mails and speaking more confidently?

If ‘Yes’, Functional Skills English (Entry Level to Level 2/GCSE equivalent) would be the right course for you.

• Are you a non-native English speaker?

• Do you need to improve your English to help you settle into the community and understand the culture?

• Do you want to be able to read, write speak and listen with more confidence?

• Do you want to learn essential language skills to properly communicate in English?

If ‘Yes’, ESOL (Pre-Entry to Level 2) would be the right course for you.


GCSE English Language is aimed at those who already have a good grasp of English but may need to improve their knowledge of English to help with current employment, future employment or further studies.  In GCSE English Language you will explore in depth the way language is used and study a fascinating range of texts ranging from 19th Century to the present day.  You will learn how to understand a range of texts and use the knowledge gained from wide reading to extend your own writing.  Our fun and exciting lessons will help you to write more effectively using a wider vocabulary and correct use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Our GCSE English Language courses are aimed at those whose first Language is English or those who have already gained an ESOL Level 1 qualification.  If you do not have either of these, we have a wide range of ESOL classes to cater for all needs and further information can be found at www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/esol

These courses also give learners the opportunity to gain a City & Guilds Employability Skills qualification alongside their GCSE English Language qualification. This Employability Award will give you the skills and confidence to communicate effectively in the workplace.

In addition, this year we are introducing a new way to gain a GCSE for those who lead busy lives and are possibly in full time employment.  Our “Lunchtime Learning” courses  are scheduled to take place at lunchtime, online for 1 hour per session, 3 days per week in order for you to gain your GCSE qualification at your desk at work or at home within your working day.

Once you have completed your English qualification, you may wish to improve your chances of finding employment by taking our Workskills course.  This course will help you to search and apply for jobs, create a great CV and improve your interview techniques.

English Literature GCSE 

Do you love reading and would you like to explore and expand your understanding of some of English Literature’s great authors?  This course is an excellent opportunity for those who already have an English Language GCSE and would like to continue their learning journey within the subject.

Poetry Club

Our short Poetry Club courses explore the GCSE Literature themes of Power and Conflict, Love and Relationships and Time and Place and are suitable for anyone interested in language and poetry.

Maths GCSE

We recognise that, for some, the thought of studying for a Maths GCSE can be daunting or scary, particularly if you do not have happy memories of studying Maths at school. Your tutor will understand this and will use a range of techniques to make lessons engaging……and fun! On your course, you will acquire knowledge in the use of algebra, graphs, trigonometry, geometry, probability and statistics.

Combined Science IGCSE

IGCSE Combined Science offers learners the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics and is ideal for those who require this qualification to further their careers in, for instance, teaching.

Psychology GCSE

The field of Psychology is fascinating for many and our GCSE course will give you the confidence to design and conduct informal classroom research using a variety of methods. There will be particular focus on Memory, Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination and also the Development of Personality.


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