Awarding Body: AQA, Edexcel, OCR
Qualifications on offer:
- English GCSE - AQA
- Maths GCSE - Edexcel
- Media GCSE - Edexcel
- Applied Business GCSE - OCR
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: English Language, Maths, Media and Applied Business.
Work Experience is also an essential part of this course.
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 your lessons.
What will I study?
- Creative Writing
- Persuasive Writing
- Language analysis
- Number and algebra
- Shape and space
- The Individual Media Studies Portfolio
- Textual Analysis (moving image and print)
- Production Portfolio
GCSE Applied Business:
- Investigating how businesses work
- Financial Records
- Investigating People, Business and Change
- Financial planning and forecasting
This list will be reviewed and may be subject to change before the start of the programme.
For further information about these qualifications and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specifications by clicking on the links below.
How is the course assessed?
By examination. GCSE Media 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 4 (C) 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 ideal for you if you are 16-18 years old and looking for a second chance to study GCSEs.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Level 3 courses.
Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship; equivalent of 48 UCAS points|
|Specific Course Requirements:||Standard Level 2 entry requirements including GCSE English and Maths|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 3 (D).
You must bring your interview letter and GCSE result slips/certificates 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.
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.