Your Programme of Study
We offer the widest choice of academic courses in the region.
- More than 40 A Levels and Level 3 Vocational courses
- GCSEs and Level 2 Vocational courses
There is a programme to suit you, whether it is A Levels, Vocational courses or an opportunity to improve on those GCSE results.
Options are incredibly flexible and 99% of combinations work on our timetable system.
A typical programme follows 3 or 4 subjects.
Typical Programmes of Study. Level 3
A typical Level 3 Programme of Study
A typical Programme of Study is split into thirds.
A Levels and most Vocational Courses will each occupy one third of the Programme of Study.
BTEC National Diploma's will occupy the Programme of Study as two thirds.
BTEC National Extended Diploma's will occupy the Programme of Study as three thirds.
The Programme of Study is supplemented with the Tutorial Programme, Impact, the Extended Project Qualification and Certificate in Mathematical Studies.
Vince talks about choosing between A Level and Vocational courses
The Tutorial Programme is delivered through sessions that will provide you with valuable information and important advice about the College, studying, careers and life skills.
The topics covered in these sessions include:
• Internet Safety,
• Alcohol & Drug Awareness
• Emotional Well-Being
• Sexual Health
• Exam Anxiety
• Healthy Living
• Study Skills
This is a compulsory programme for all students.
The College has a reputation for its enrichment activities available to all students.
You will be encouraged to participate in the Impact programme which covers a variety of these, for example: the Debating Society, Drama, the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award scheme, Music, Sports and Young Enterprise.
For more information please see the Enrichment area of the website.
If things go a bit wrong when you sit your GCSEs, it's not the end of the world.
Our GCSE programme acts as a real opening to get a firm platform of good grades for the future.
English, Maths and Science are important for everyone, but our programme also offers new subjects to consider such as Psychology and Health & Social Care. These can be really interesting and give ideas for future careers.
Whatever you want to do, we will have a course to suit you.
Zara talks about her Level 2 study programme
Typical Programme of Study. Level 2
A typical Level 2 Programme of Study
Level 2 courses include GCSEs. These are one year programmes with an aim to progress on to Level 3 in the following year.
The programme is especially designed to allow you to retake English and Mathematics if necessary but also to take new subjects to prepare you for future A Level or vocational courses.
A combination of 4 courses will be followed alongside the Impact programme and Tutorial programme.