What type of course is right for you?

We’re here to make sure that you choose the right course so you can go on to pursue the career you really want to have. We’ve got a team of people that can go through all the options with you. Have a chat with them when they visit your school, come to one of our open evenings or pop in to see our student advisers at Gorseinon or Tycoch campuses. It’s not just the subject you need to think about but:

  • Assessment: some courses have exams at the end of the year, some courses are assessed purely on coursework, and other courses have a combination of both exams and coursework.
  • Assignments: don’t forget to ask about the amount of assignments you’ll be expected to complete, particularly if you opt to study three or four A Levels.
  • Extra work: some courses will have work placements, educational visits or out-of-hours projects so check at the interview stage.
  • Costs: some courses will have additional costs for things like uniform and equipment so make sure you ask.

A Levels

A Levels are generally studied over two years and are split into two parts. The first year is known as the AS Level, with external assessment at the end. You then move onto the A2 Level in the second year, with more exams to gain the full A Level Award. We offer around 40 A Level subjects at our Gorseinon campus.


Our vocational courses are designed to lead to specific careers so if you know what job you want to do when you leave college, these are for you. There are different levels so you can slot into the one that’s best for you, with the opportunity to progress onto the next level. We offer BTEC, NVQ and City & Guilds qualifications.


Do you want to earn while you learn? Apprenticeship programmes are funded by the Welsh Government and give you the opportunity to gain experience and qualifications while you are working – what’s more, they won’t cost you a penny. We’ve got almost 50 different career routes to choose from, so get in touch today to find out more or for help in finding an employer: wbladmissions@gcs.ac.uk


School Leavers' course areas

Browse courses for school leavers below, or download a PDF of the school leavers' course guide.

Looking for a complete list of A Levels? Visit our A Levels page.

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