Just like with A-Levels, it is possible to study GCSEs online. Although traditionally only studied in a physical school or college, more and more online schools and colleges are offering GCSEs online. Meaning that you can easily gain that missing GCSE in English or Mathematics that you might need for your degree course at univeristy.
Why study GCSEs online? There are a number of reasons and benefits to studying GCSEs online, if you are a mature student who is already working, then online GCSEs are the way to go. You can study the course and its syllabus without the need of attending school or college, so no need to stop working to further your education. If you are a recent school leaver who didn’t get the results they needed, but you don’t want to have to repeat the year or go without your GCSE qualifications, then enrolling and studying the courses online is definitely the way forward.
A concern students often have about studying GCSEs online is that their potential college or university will look down on their qualifications because they were studied online. This isn’t the case at all, just like traditional GCSEs, students will sit their examinations at a local examination centre and be awarded their qualifications by one of the well known awarding bodies such as Cambridge or Pearson Edexcel. The only way a college or university will know you studied the courses online would be if you were to tell them, but even in this instance, taking it upon yourself to study online and improve your qualification set shows a great determination and ability on behalf of any student.
If you’re thinking of studying GCSEs and would like some help and advice, why not contact Open College and have a chat with our friendly Student Advisors or browse our courses and get yourself enrolled today.