GCSE Fast Track
This course is unique in the UK because it enables you to gain four GCSEs in a year.
- Course Type School Leaver
- Subject Area Foundation Learning and Support
- Qualification GCSE
- Study Mode: Full Time Only
- Course Level Level 2
- Course Length 1 year
A unique programme, enabling you to gain 4 full GCSEs in a year. You will study three mandatory subjects and will be able to choose a fourth subject.
You will be taught through lectures, group work, teamwork plus individual study. Fast Track is a highly supportive course, which encourages independent learning. Assessment takes a number of different formats for example: assignments, projects, presentations, practical work plus final exams in May and June. You are expected to work independently in your free time to complete additional work which will enable you to be successful. You will have your own personal tutor and you will be part of a tutor group.
What topics will I study?
An individual timetable is compiled around mandatory subjects of GCSE Maths and English plus GCSE Sociology.
You will have the opportunity to choose one option which may include the following:
- GCSE Citizenship
- GCSE Classical Civilisation
- GCSE Art
- GCSE Biology
- Have an individual timetable based on mandatory GCSEs in English, Maths and Sociology
- Choose one option subject
- Have a personal tutor and attend weekly Personal Development sessions
- Receive preparation for progression on to Level 3 programmes for example, essay writing, analysis and research skills
- Participate in work experience linked to your preferred career choice
What can I study alongside this course?
This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.
Most students progress to AS Levels or Vocational Level 3 programmes within Exeter College, in subjects ranging from Catering to Classical Civilisation. Some students have progressed on to Apprenticeships and some have gone on to full time employment. As part of your personal development programme and work experience, attention is given to employability skills and progression skills. You will be supported with transition.
- Entry Requirements
Entry requirements: Entry is by personal interview with a member of the GCSE Fast Track team. You need to have been working towards GCSE level qualifications or have a grade 3 or 4 in English Language and Maths. There will be pre-course assessments to check your current level.
The Foundation Learning and Support Faculty has its own IT suite which learners can access plus the Learning Resource Centre and other College facilities.
- Additional Costs
There is an on entry resource fee of £35.00 to secure the relevant texts and equipment needed for maths and English and additional activities, however there may be additional costs for e.g. Art equipment. Students are also expected to pay for their own printing and provide their own stationery.
Have a question?
If you have questions or would like to speak to someone, our team of Customer Service Advisers can help answer your questions or direct your enquiry to the correct team.
Speak to us today on 01392 400500 or send us a message using our contact form: www.exe-coll.ac.uk/contact.
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