GCSE Distance Learning and Home Study

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GCSE Psychology

The study of Psychology offers the opportunity to gain insights about yourself and others in ways which are applicable to everyday situations

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GCSE Maths

Mathematics is the universal language, everyone needs to speak it and employers quite rightly expect it. The ideal base for all other study.

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GCSE Religious Education

Religion has been with us since the dawn of man. It asks some of the most fundamental questions and sits at the heart of nearly all societies.

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If you didn’t get the qualifications you need at school, don’t let it hold you back. With the help of our expert teachers and comprehensive GCSE distance learning packs, we’re confident that you’ll pass with flying colours.

Offering an ideal platform for further study and the wider working world, GCSEs and IGCSEs are a highly valued academic qualification. Not only can they open up opportunities for higher education, they can also stand you in good stead for future employment. Even if you already have several GCSEs but are missing core subjects such as English or Mathematics, you may find that your options are limited.

In a recent YouGov survey commissioned by the Trust, 41% of respondents reported that a lack of qualifications or skills had prevented them from applying for new jobs or progressing in their current roles. Many of the Oxford Open Learning Trust’s distance learning students are graduates who have found that they need these qualifications to enter into their chosen career, whether it be teaching, nursing or any other line of work.

With GCSE exams gradually being reformed, coursework is now being replaced by controlled assessments that are completed under supervised conditions. However, these controlled assessments are impractical for home educated students. With IGCSE distance learning, 100% of the assessment is done by examination, providing a convenient way to build on and test your knowledge and skills.

For subjects where controlled assessment is not required, you can still enrol on our GCSE home study courses in, for example, Maths, Law, Psychology Sociology and Religious Education. We also offer IGCSE science courses in Biology and Human Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. In some core subjects, such as Maths, it is possible to take either GCSE or IGCSE.

To find out more about our IGCSEs, take a look at our blog on ‘GCSE and IGCSE: what’s the difference?