In year 1 of this programme, you will study a package of 5 GCSEs (following either a Science or Humanities pathway).
The Science route will typically comprise of the following GCSEs:
- Synergy Science (Double Award)
The Humanities route will comprise of the following GCSEs:
- English Literature
Where one or more of these qualifications are already held at grade C/4 or above, an alternate combination of subjects may be able to be offered.
You will develop the academic skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to progress to Level 3 study and pursue a university place leading to a professional career of your choice.
The majority of assessment will be by formal examination, but some subjects will also have internally assessed components.
The course is delivered in dedicated and well-equipped teaching rooms at Leeds Sixth Form, Park Lane Campus. Within our dedicated 'Sixth Form' area, students also have access to a permanently staffed 'Independent Learning Zone', where comfortable seating and a suite of 60 chrome-books are provided to facilitate independent study.
There are no fixed entry qualifications for this course, and applicants may or may not have previously studied GCSEs. Our experienced staff will consider the individual educational background, qualifications and experiences of each applicant.
The requirement for entry is that students must have a reasonable chance of securing grade C or above in each of the subjects to be taken, at the end of one year of study. Prospective students undertake Maths and English assessments during the interview process.
Students who successfully complete year 1, demonstrate an appropriate attitude to study and gain 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C equivalent are guaranteed progression onto A-Levels in year 2. Other progression routes are also available.