Courses

Choosing your course

Our broad range of Courses

With more than 60 courses available, it’s really important to choose the right courses for you that best support and enhance your university and career choices after College. To help enrol on a course combination that is suitable for your individual goals, staff at the College will advise and support you at every stage of your application.

Choosing your Course

A Level

All A Level subjects are now linear. This means they are examined at the end of two years of study. The new linear AS qualification no longer counts towards an overall A Level grade. A Level subjects are now two year commitments; as a result, it is important that you choose the right courses for you.

BTEC/CTEC

Following significant employer and higher education involvement, BTEC qualifications now include up to 50% external assessment. This could be in the form of examinations or externally set and marked coursework. These changes aim to prepare students for the reality of lifelong learning within the workplace.

GCSE

GCSE qualifications have undergone reform and are now assessed by external exam only (except where non-exam assessment is the only way to provide valid assessment of the skills required).

Grading GCSEs has also changed from the traditional A*–G to Grade 1–9, with 9 being the highest grade students can achieve.

These changes are designed to engage and enthuse students whilst better preparing you for the demands of employment and further study. They will give students, parents, teachers, universities and employers greater confidence in the integrity and reliability of our qualifications system.

T LEVEL

T Levels are new courses which will be offered in September 2020. T Levels will run across a two year period and will be equivalent to three A Levels. The new T levels will combine classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement with an employer to make sure you have real workplace experience.

These new courses have been developed by employers and businesses so that the content you cover will meet the needs of industry, provide you with the knowledge and experience for highly skilled employment after college.

REFORMS

National Reforms
Since 2015 the Government has implemented changes to the education sector. The aim of these changes is to better equip students with the qualifications and skills needed to compete with the best in the world.

Continued Reforms
The Government has introduced changes to BTEC and CTEC courses adding examinations alongside course work. In addition, a new qualification, the T Level, will commence from 2020.

HELP!?

If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

Direct Line: 01782 854221
(Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)

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