WHAT LEVEL 1 AND 2 COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?
GCSEs (LEVEL 2)
You will already know how the system of grading operates for GCSE. It is hoped that most students will work towards a minimum of a grade 4 in both English language and mathematics.
You may do a complete course of (usually four or five) GCSEs or supplement two-year courses with one or two GCSEs. You may wish to resit subjects already taken or try something completely new. GCSE mathematics and English language re-sits or Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English are possible, regardless of subject combinations, at all levels.
You may wish to mix GCSEs with other certificated courses. Some students will also wish to mix A levels and GCSEs. We aim to meet your particular needs and wishes. GCSEs available are likely to include: maths, English language, core and additional science, and Latin. A personal finance course, the equivalent of one GCSE, is also available.
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS LEVEL 1 AND 2 AND FREE-STANDING MATHS QUALIFICATION
These are national assessment tests and focus on practical applications of day-to-day use of maths and English concepts. The courses are designed to give a fresh approach to students who did not enjoy or grasp the subjects during the GCSE course at high school and are designed to prepare you for GCSE study in English and maths.
ESOL LEVEL 1/2
This course is for those students for whom English is not their first language.
BTEC/CTEC LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATIONS
• Applied science
• Health and social care
• Personal finance
These are full-time courses, though it will be possible to undertake GCSE maths and/or English language at the same time. These courses are an excellent preparation for entry on to an applied A level or BTEC level 3 diploma. For entry on to these courses, you should have at least grade
E in maths and English language GCSE, or have already achieved level 1 in the relevant subject.