General English

English courses at Swansea Sixth form College are designed to develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities and help you gain essential language skills that will help boost your confidence from day one.

Our General English courses will help you to:

  • increase confidence in speaking and improve pronunciation
  • develop better listening, reading and writing skills
  • learn new vocabulary
  • understand English grammar
  • achieve better exam results
  • improve your study skills
  • learn about and enjoy life in the UK
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General Morning class am

Academic Elective afternoon class

Self Study


General English

15 hours

3 hours

18 hours

£250 per week

Academic English

15 hours

8 hours

2 hours

25 hours
£350 per week
Enrolment fee

You will have the latest coursebooks; access to a modern ICT suite; daily homework assignments; weekly tests; a certificate and academic reports.

You will complete a placement test, then agree personal goals with your tutor and develop an Individual Learning Path. You will learn through discussion, error correction, learning assignments and by speaking English every day.

Students can also join the social and cultural programmes at the college and live with a host family in Wales.

Leisure Programme

At SSC, we believe don’t stop learning English when you leave the language classroom! We provide a variety of sports and leisure options on Wednesday afternoons to develop your physical and mental abilities and to give you the opportunity to practice your English outside of the classroom.

We have a wide ranging programme of sports and leisure to ensure that all students have the opportunity to extend existing skills and to learn new ones. Students are offered team sports, solitary sports, adventurous sports, creative activities and activities that those less physically active (for example, due to physical impairments) can take part in, learn from and enjoy.

Participation in the Leisure Programme is optional for all English courses students, and fees are applicable. If you are interested in taking part in the Wednesday afternoon Leisure Programme, please tick the box on the application form and we will send you more information about the fees.


Once a term, SSC will organise a whole-college (GCSE and A Level) outing to fun and/or educational sites in Wales and further afield. Here is the sample timetable 


Autumn Term

Margam Park, including GoApe access

Spring Term

Outdoor pursuits day in the Brecon Beacons or Gower

Summer Term

Oakwood Adventure Park

If you wish to sign up for any of these trips, speak to Reception and we will provide you the dates and fees for each trip.

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