General Education & FT GCSEs

Awarding organisation

Four GCSEs. There is the option to add a fifth GCSE: Science.

Summary of course

The course is designed to enable you to study GCSE qualifications and prepare you to progress onto a Level 3 course. You will be able to study four GCSEs: You will be able to study four GCSEs: English Language, Maths, Media and Business.

This list will be reviewed and may be subject to change before the start of the programme.

Work Experience is also an essential part of this course.

How is the course assessed?

By examination. Media GCSE has a coursework component.

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade C (4) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you are 16-18 years old and looking for a second chance to study GCSEs.

Progression and Career Opportunities

Learners typically progress onto level 3 courses or onto employment.

Entry Requirements for new students

Four GCSEs including maths and English at D Grade or Grade 3.

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.

General Info (materials required for the course)

You will need text books, stationery and folders. You will also need to organise and manage an effective storage system for notes. Maintaining your attendance at above 90% is essential for success on this course and is an expectation of the college. It is also expected that you will be punctual to all of your lessons. You will need to attend College for three days each week.

Help may be available from the Student Bursary scheme towards the cost of books, trips and materials. Please contact our Student Services Team on 01604 734066 for more details.

Course fee information

All Students will need to enter or register for their course qualification either by examination entry or Board Registration. The course tutor will advise you how to enter or register for your qualification and of the College deadline. All late entries are subject to a late entry fee.

The following fees will be payable in full:

16-18 year olds

  • All re-sits except first re-sit of GCSE Mathematics and English
  • Unauthorised absences from any examination entered
  • Any examination/registration unsupported by your subject tutor
  • Late examination/registration entries
  • Trip/materials/equipment/uniform fees

19 years or over

  • Level 1 course: Examination/registration fees^1
  • Level 2 course: Examination/registration fees^1
  • Second Full Level 3 course: You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay for the course fees^2
  • Level 4 course: Loans may be available^2
  • All Levels: Trip/materials/equipment/uniform fees

Overseas Students

  • £6,750 tuition fees in Year 1 of a 2-year course
  • £6,750 tuition fees in Year 2 of a 2-year course
  • £350 non-refundable Examination/registration fee in Year 1
  • Trip/materials/equipment/uniform fees

^1 Fee remission may be available if you are in receipt of a state benefit. ^2 Contact the Enrolment Centre for more information on 0300 123 2344.

We are planning to offer this programme from September 2016. The full details, including the fees for the 16/17 academic year will be available on the College website from the beginning of July 2016. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us or complete our easy online enquiry form.


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