English (including GCSE)


If you are interested in joining our English classes, please see our pre-course assessment page

Bromley Adult Education College offers English classes at the college’s two main centres: the Kentwood Centre in Penge (Kingsdale Road, SE20 7PR) and the Poverest Centre in Orpington (Poverest Road, BR5 2DQ).

All sessions last two and a half to three hours and take place in the morning, some afternoons, and evening.  These classes are ideal for students who wish to improve their English for study, everyday life or to help them get a job. All students work towards nationally recognised qualifications.

English qualification programmes are fully funded (free) for individuals who meet the residency criteria and have not previously attained a GCSE grade A* to C or grade 4, or higher.

Any student who would like to join our classes will need to attend an initial assessment session.

Any student who would like to join our classes will need to attend an initial assessment session. Please note that we might not be able to offer you a place on an existing course, but you can be assessed this year for courses starting from September 2023. You can register your interest here. Or you can contact us on 020 8659 7976 or 01689 822886 if you prefer to talk.

GCSE English

Bromley Adult Education College has successfully offered GCSE English courses for many years. You will work towards grades 9 to 4.   All GCSE courses commence in September and finish at the end of May each academic year.

Those interested in studying GCSE with us from September 2023 need to take an initial assessment first to check levels of English.

Along with GCSE English and maths courses, we also offer Pre-GCSE courses in Summer term 2023. If you would like to prepare for the course, we are currently offering a Pre-GCSE English course as follows: Kentwood Centre, from Tuesday 6 June to Thursday 29 June with sessions twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-1pm

All courses will take place face to face at one of the centres.

English GCSE and Pre-GCSE courses – if you are interested in GCSE courses for September 2023 and/or Pre-GCSE courses in Summer Term, you can register your interest here.

These courses will be free to any  adult who does not already have a GCSE pass at grades A* to C, or grade 4.

For any GCSE  English queries, please contact gcse.english@baec.ac.uk