We know and understand that when it comes to learning online you may have a lot of questions. So we have compiled a selection of our most frequently asked questions about GCSEs for you here:
When can I start my GCSEs?
You can start studying GCSEs at any time of year. As an online college, we don’t do term times and so accept students all year round.
Which Awarding Bodies are GCSEs available with?
We offer GCSEs with Cambridge (CIE) and Edexcel (Pearson) .
Do I get a tutor with my course?
Yes! We have Academic Experts for our tutors and they are there to help and assist you whenever you need. You can ask as many or as few questions as you like. They will also mark your work that you submit to them.
What are the course materials like?
Our course materials have been specially written for online learning. Once enrolled, you will have access to a learning portal where you can log in and access all the course materials you need to learn and study for your exams.
The course materials are split into units of study and consist of a mix of reading, interactive quizzes, videos and assessments.
Are there set classes and lectures for my GCSEs?
No. As we know most of our students have other commitments, we keep learning GCSEs with us as simple and flexible as possible. So you can log in and study as and when you want and have time.
What’s included in the GCSE course fees?
Your course fees cover all the materials you need to learn and study in order to pass your examinations.
How often can I sit my exams for GCSEs?
Examinations for GCSEs are held in the May/June period of every year.
When do I book my examinations for my course(s)?
We advise students to book in with a local examination centre in the February of the year they want to sit the exams.
How long do I have to study an GCSE?
You have one year to study your GCSEs with Open College.
How many hours of study is one GCSE?
One A-Level is approximately 120-150 hours of study time. But if you are used to studying or are re-taking your GCSEs, this time will be less.
Do I have to be in the UK to study GCSEs?
No. You can study GCSEs from anywhere in the world.
Are there any practicals for science GCSEs?
No, online science GCSEs have no practical requirements for the courses.
How much do exams cost?
The cost of your exams all depends on the centre you are registering with. As a rough guide, they can cost anything between £50 and £200 per paper. So be sure to shop around before choosing an examination centre.