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GCSE Courses at DCG

Aiming to improve your GCSE profile? Need Maths or English GCSE on your CV? Been away from education for a while and keen to refresh your knowledge? Derby College could have a fulfilling course that’s ideal for you.

Preparing for success

We offer a range of GCSE options to help you prepare for the next stage of your life. As well as gaining valuable qualifications, you’ll build your confidence, self-reliance and independence.

The opportunities include:

  • Evening GCSE classes for adults in English, Maths and Science subjects – with opportunities to study at both our Roundhouse and Ilkeston campuses.
  • Focus – a programme for Students who achieved grade D in their core GCSEs and would like to improve those grades to progress to an advanced course at the College.
  • LIVES – a programme for Students who have not previously had the opportunity to sit their GCSE exams and who would like to advance to other academic or vocational courses of study and training.

Support and encouragement all the way

Your success is at the heart of everything we do. Our teaching teams are dedicated, approachable and enthusiastic – and there is a wealth of support services to meet the needs of individual Students. Most importantly, you’ll receive reassuring guidance and advice about how to progress to further study or into employment.

Derby College prides itself on its friendly, welcoming atmosphere and learning is always engaging at our campuses. You’ll benefit from the very latest technologies, communication systems and learning resources.

Whatever stage of the learning journey you’ve reached, Derby College can help you achieve a stronger GCSE profile to transform your life chances.


GCSE – Course Listings

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Key Information

At Derby College we believe the best tutors are usually those who have real world experience of working in the field they’re teaching. So, in most cases, you’ll be taught by someone who has worked in the industry that you wish to enter. As well as being able to share their knowledge and experiences with you, they have crucial industry connections, which is a huge benefit when it comes to helping you to secure a work placement in your chosen field.

As part of your studies at Derby College we offer a full range of assistance to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Discover our campuses and facilities here. Each campus page contains:

  • 360-degree images of our facilities
  • A location map
  • A list of courses that are run at the campus
  • Student Success Stories
To find out more about our GCSE courses, attend our next course and career event or contact us on 0800 028 0289
Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal. If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

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GCSE – Success Stories

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