Are you a motivated learner who wants to make academic progress? Do you need to improve your GCSE grades? Would you like to study A Levels but haven’t quite met the entry requirements? If so, then this course is for you.
The Foundation A Level Programme is intended for learners who wish to increase their GCSE profile and progress onto a Level 3 course. This maybe an A Level programme or Level 3 vocational programme of study.
The course prepares learners for GCSE exams in four core subjects; English Language, Maths Numeracy, Psychology and Media Studies. This enables learners to re-sit English and Maths whilst fast-tracking two new GCSE subjects. There is also an opportunity to take GCSE Mathematics and Biology if required.
Learners will be assigned a personal tutor who will meet with them once a week to monitor progress and provide support throughout the programme.
Updated March 2019
At least five C grades at GCSE level. Learners who have not been able to achieve this profile will need to pass an entry exam in English and maths prior to enrolment.
The course is delivered by subject specialists and covers all aspects of the WJEC GCSE specification in each subject. You will be taught for a minimum of 14 hours a week but this may increase with additional subject choices.
Each subject has an element of coursework that is assessed internally and moderated by WJEC. Each subject incorporates a process of continuous assessment to help learners make progress. The final GCSE exams take place in June.
Throughout the course you will progress through the WEST toolkit. This focuses on the key skills of literacy, numeracy, digital literacy and employability. These skills are embedded in the subjects studied but learners will also complete WEST tasks to continuously improve these important skills.
Successful learners are able to progress onto a wide range of courses within the college. Personal tutors and the College's Careers Advisor are involved in supporting learners in their progression choices. Previous learners have progressed onto A Level programmes, Level 3 vocational programmes or workplace apprenticeships.
Throughout the year, learners will be given the opportunity to take part in taster sessions for a wide variety of Level 3 courses.