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20 Jul 2015 191 2 mins Share

Distance Learning GCSE Courses Opportunities in UK

Different types of distance learning (GCSE) courses in UK and know the process of applying to these courses.

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Distance Learning GCSE Courses Opportunities in UK are some of the best courses you can consider if you cannot afford attending the courses of a regular college, where you need to go to class at a certain hour and create your daily schedule around this. The good news is that you don't have to worry about that any longer, because there is a solution you'll definitely love and after making this change in your life, studying is going to be become fun and flexible once again.

If you didn't know, GCSEs are the main qualifications that 14 and 16 year olds in Northern Ireland, Wales and England take, which means the previous O Levels in nineteen ninety eight are replaced. These courses are very much valued by both employers and colleges and that is why there are plenty of adults that consider them in order to update or improve their qualifications.
On a yearly basis, there are millions of GCSEs taken by adult and children learners and they are available in a great range of work related and academic subjects. Generally though, they involve the theory of a subject, some practical work (depending on subjects) and investigative work as well.
Different types of GCSEs
You'll find there are various types of GCSEs and they are available in more than 9 "applied" and forty academic subjects. The word "applied" here basically refers to a wide area of any profession. This means that you may take applied subjects like tourism, business or engineering, based on the type of career you would like to have. There are also plenty of short courses GCSEs that you can consider and the fact is they are taken in 50% the duration of a complete course. In general, it seems that students will go with a short term GCSE with extra subjects, which may involve a second or third language.
Choosing the GCSE subjects
If you're not really sure about what subjects you'd like to go with, then you don't have to worry, because you can ask help from your college or school about the subjects available for you. First of all though, you'll need to do a bit of research to find the qualifications and courses available in your area. Keep in mind though that when you'll start pursuing a GCSE, it's mandatory to study subjects which are part of the National Curriculum.
After you'll decide on the subjects you'd like to take, the next step involves starting with the normal classes following your curriculum's course. After that, your skills will be generally assessed through written examinations. You'll be assessed on your coursework more if you went for applied subjects like design and art, so bear that in mind.
A GCSE will generally involve an examination every time you finish a course and there are also subjects that contain a single level examination. However, most of the times there are 2 level examinations you'll need to consider and they are the "foundation" and "higher" level examinations. The level of your examination will be usually decided by your teacher and the exams generally take place in the months of June, May and January.
This contribution is made by Akram. He is working for ukopencollege as professional writer; the website provides information and guidance on distance learning.
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