English GCSE

English GCSE Courses at City Lit in London

An English Language GCSE is an essential qualification for anyone wanting to develop higher-order reading skills and fluent and effective writing. It is one of the most commonly required qualifications by employers and universities, and will enhance your job and education prospects.

This course will ensure you become a confident user of English, able to analyse different types of text, write grammatically correct sentences, deploy figurative language, organise your writings and express yourself well. You will also enjoy your reading and writing!

You must do a pre-course assessment. Click on ‘Start Assessment’ button of the Introduction course below. You must pass this short introductory course before moving on to the full GCSE.

We also have face-to-face assessments at City Lit in a Covid-secure environment at the times below. You must make an appointment. You will need to bring a face covering and our own pens.

Aug 26th from 5.30-8.30pm
Sep 2nd from 5.30-8.30pm
Sep 9th from 5.30-8.30pm

Contact us to make an appointment: 020 7492 2511 / universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk


The GCSE courses are FREE to most learners. They are live online interactive classes. You will need a computer with a microphone, a camera and the internet. It is best to use Google Chrome.


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  1. Getting ready for English Language GCSE
    Course Date:  Mon 9 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you excited by the English language? Do you want to gain an English language GCSE but are not ready yet to achieve this in a single year? Do you need to test your abilities before attempting the qualification course? Then this Getting Ready for English Language GCSE is the course for you. It will prepare you for the accreditation and familiarise you with its content, level and expectation.

    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.

    After you have completed your assessment, please also click on the following link and tell us more about yourself -https://forms.gle/WpjbXEsfBRtByVjz5.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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