English Next Steps

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English Qualifications: Functional Skills

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning offers English Functional Skills classes:

One level usually takes one year to complete.  Once you pass one level, you can work towards the next level.

Are You Ready for GCSE English?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning offers GCSE English, with classes running online.  

For details please email Angela Cato angela.cato@buckinghamshire.gov.uk  or call 01296 674463. Angela will explain how to enrol for an 'Are You Ready for GCSE English?' online assessment. This assessment is marked by our GCSE English tutors who will contact you with your results, feedback and your next steps.

Find out more about the courses on offer https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/english-maths/ 

What learners say

Learning online during lockdown

This term, many of  our learners started learning online for the first time.  Here are some of their comments: 

" I love it! I've had one to one support from my tutor just when I've needed it." Amanda

 "I know just what to do and the information is all there in Google Classroom when I want it. " Lis

"I was quite shy in class, but I find I can have good conversations online, where I feel more confident".  Anon

"Our  learning support assistant has called me to give me help with completing assignments. It's great to have that help, because she explains things a bit more." Teresa

"It's handy for me, because I have children at home." Farhat


Functional Skills Work

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Pandemic Papers  

A good read!

Here is a link to an ebook created by some of our GCSE English / Functional Skills learners during lockdown.


Where could English take you?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning also offers: 

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