We offer a wide range of A-level and A-level equivalent subjects that matches the choice available in much larger institutions. We also offer some level 2 qualifications (GCSE and equivalent) including re-sit GCSE English and GCSE Maths and specialist ICT courses.
Every student who applies to us is given careful and detailed personal advice about choosing from the many courses on offer. Similar care is taken when advising and guiding students about employment opportunities and about the complexities of university applications.
Since we are committed to providing a full and balanced course for all our students, tailored to their particular needs, we would stress the advantages of talking through with a member of the College staff any course or any combination of subjects that appeals to you. The choice, ultimately, is yours - but we should be failing in our responsibilities if we simply allowed you to make that choice without some expert guidance.
Obvioulsy, the College Prospectus contains detailed information regarding each of the many and varied courses on offer. In simple terms the College offers flexible programmes that try to cater for students of differing academic abilities
You may apply for either:
- The Level 3 Academic Programme - a two year course of A levels for those who have been successful in gaining at least 5 (and very often considerably more than 5!) GCSEs at C grade or above.
- The Combination Programme – a one, two or three year programme, combining a range of level 2 and level 3 courses, for those students who typically have gained between 3 and 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, and may have missed out on C grade at English and/or Maths at GCSE.
- The Level 2 Applied Learning Programme - a one year course for those students who need to re-sit English/Maths GCSEs and/or gain further GCSE equivalent qualifications as a stepping stone to employment or level 3 study. The Applied Learning Programme often accommodates an appropriate work experience placement in order that students are able to obtain valuable experience in the work place.