WHAT LEVEL 1 AND 2 COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?
GCSEs (LEVEL 2)
You will already know how the system of grading operates for GCSEs. Any students who haven’t already achieved a minimum of grade 4 in both GCSE English and Mathematics will continue to work towards this. A grade 3 is required to re-sit GCSE Maths or English, otherwise you will take functional skill qualifications in these subjects.
GCSE Maths and English resits – or functional skills qualifications in these subjects – can be studied, regardless of subject combinations, at all levels.
You may choose to take a complete course of four or five GCSEs, or supplement two year BTECs, CTECs or A levels with one or two GCSEs, so long as you meet the entry requirements for all your courses. The GCSEs available are likely to include: maths, English language, and science. Personal Finance, a course equivalent to one GCSE, is also available.
ESOL LEVEL 1/2
This course is for those students for whom English is not their first language.
BTEC/CTEC LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATIONS
- Level 2 First in Applied Science
- Level 2 First Certificate in Business
- Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
- Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport
- LIBF Level 2 Certificate in Personal Finance
These are full-time courses, though it will be possible to undertake GCSE Maths and/or GCSE English at the same time. These courses provide excellent preparation for entry on to a BTEC/CTEC Level 3 Diploma.
To take a BTEC level 2 qualification, you should have at least grade 3 in GCSE Maths and GCSE English, or have already achieved level 1 in the relevant subject. To progress onto a level 2 programme of study, we generally require you to have four GCSE’s or equivalent at grade D/3.