Exam Boards: Edexcel, AQA and OCR
Retake / Resit GCSE – One Year Intensive
The Post-16 GCSE course is completed over one academic year and is targeted at students who have taken their GCSEs but have not attained their desired grades or those who have not built up the required depth of knowledge to cope with an A-Level course.
Maths, English & Sciences
This course is particularly relevant for students who have not attained passes in English, Mathematics and Sciences. Passes in these subjects ensure that students have the requisite literacy and numeracy skills for their A-Level studies, irrespective of the subjects chosen, and are usually required by universities and employers in later life.
On occasion, students may proceed into the Lower Sixth but simultaneously improve on one subject at GCSE level. Whether this is a suitable option depends on the number of subjects being taken at A-Level and the grades previously received at GCSE.
Individual Learning Plan
Students studying in the Post-16 GCSE cohort will revise all Year 10 and 11 content within the syllabus and undertake extensive examination practice. Students also devise a Personal Development Plan, in conjunction with their teachers, to help identify the steps required for a higher level of achievement.
Supervised Study & Personal Development Programmes
Additionally, students will undertake several sessions of Supervised Study each week to ensure that they are carrying out sufficient independent learning. A Personal Development Programme is also an integral part of the Post-16 GCSE timetable and students can expect to learn about a myriad of topics, such as democracy and online safety.
Assessments & Parent Reporting
Students undertake a number of assessments during the academic year including progress tests, which assess unit based knowledge, and more formal end of term or mock examinations which are a test of large parts of or the entirety of the syllabus. Parents are kept updated with student progress via written reports and parents’ evenings.