GCSE Foundation Programme

If you have just, or very recently completed your GCSEs and not quite got the grades you require for our A-level and vocational programmes, you should still speak to us! Our one year foundation programme provides a direct progression route onto our A-level and vocational Level 3 programmes. In the foundation year you would take a range of GCSE subjects which will complement the A-Level subjects we offer and enable you to smoothly transition from GCSE up to A-Level / Level 3.

Why choose us?

GCSEs that will be available are English Language, Maths, Business, Art & Design, Psychology, Sociology, Media studies and Double Science. 

There are a number of combinations on the GCSE programme, all of which include English Language and/or Maths. At the end of the foundation year you should have a set of 5 GCSEs which meet our usual entry requirements. Here is an example:

Student A has a grade 4 in Maths and 4 x grade 3. They would need to take English Language and then 3 other GCSE subjects. The mix of subjects available will depend on the GCSE grades you already have and some other combination rules. At the end of the foundation year, you should have a set of GCSEs which meet our standard entry requirement so you can continue onto your desired programme with us (subject to the usual entry requirements in individual subjects).

Apply now

You can still apply even if you've not totally made up your mind on what you wish to study. Although you will have to indicate your choices, these can be altered (subject to demand) when you come to the Sixth Form for your preliminary meeting. If you need help, call us on 01234 291291 or email us.

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