Level 2 GCSE English & Maths Study Programme
This is a fantastic opportunity for any 16-18 year old who didn’t get the GCSE English and maths grades they wanted in previous education. This course is taught at both campuses and aims for you to improve those all-important GCSE English and maths skills to help you progress onto a Level 3 course or apprenticeship of your choice the following academic year.
Preparation, motivation and attendance are central to this programme of study, as well as being key drivers towards success.
In GCSE English, the focus is on analysing both fiction and non-fiction texts ranging from the 19th Century to present day. You will also develop your creative writing and opinionated writing ability. You are expected to have strong grammatical skills before entering the course.
GCSE Maths, is invaluable for your future no matter what you are aiming for. Maths is one of the best subjects to develop your analytical, research and problem-solving skills. Not only will maths give you the knowledge to tackle scientific, mechanical and abstract problems, it will also help you develop logic to tackle everyday issues like planning projects, managing budgets and even debating effectively. It will benefit your other subjects too.
Within this full-time programme, we will focus on key numeracy skills and help you to succeed even if you find maths challenging.
There are 5 key areas you will study:
- Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change
- Statistics and Probability
- Geometry and Measure
A key element of this course is work experience. You will be expected to partake in work experience which will give you an insight into the world of employment.
This will be from 12th to 26th November 2018. There will be no maths and English classes timetabled during this time.
- If you are 16-17 years old, you will be enrolled on the NCS term time programme.
- If you are 18 years or older, you will need to find your own work experience placement for a minimum of 20 hours during these dates.
You will also have a weekly tutorial with a personal tutor who will focus on target setting and reviewing your progress on the course. They will support you with every step of your journey.
A timetabled study skills lesson will also aid your progression and help you reach your true potential and optimise your chances of success.
You must be 16-18 years old and have achieved a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 3/2 (D/E) including English and maths.
Alternatively, when invited into the college you will be conducting an online test and a sample of free writing in which you must achieve a Level 1 or 2.
Your place on the course is subject to an interview.
Course is free for 16-18yrs
Making your application
We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.
Fees and funding
If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.
From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.
College open event
19th June 2019 17:00 - 19:30
Our open events are a great opportunity for you and your parents/guardians to see our amazing facilities,
and chat to staff and students about particular courses and college life in general.