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Advanced Foundation Programme (GCSE) at Bexhill College

Course description

This is a demanding one year programme aimed at building up academic skills, obtaining an improved GCSE profile, career planning and personal
development. It is intended for students who have academic potential and a positive approach to study, but who have under-performed, perhaps because of ill health or other difficult personal circumstances. This is a one year course with the possibility of continuing to a Level 3 programme thereafter. 

Course content

The course is aimed at students who have achieved at least 1 or 2 C/4's or better grades at GCSE. Other students may have as many as 4 GCSE grade C/4 passes or above, but still need to gain passes in key subjects before progressing to a full A Level programme.
Students should also have at least 4 D/3 or better passes. Students will usually be expected to have achieved a D/3 grade in either English Language or Maths.
Students who have not achieved D/3 in either subject will need to consider very carefully whether the AFP is the right choice. Studying BTEC First Diploma or foundation level courses may offer better progression opportunities.
What will I study?
The programme consists of a number of GCSEs:
• GCSE English
• GCSE Maths
• GCSE Science
• GCSE Media
• GCSE History
• Arts Award
In addition to their study, AFP students will be required to complete an ICT Key Skills course if needed; and where appropriate will be required to attend support classes in key subjects. Students are placed in the AFP specialist Tutor Group as they follow a slightly different pastoral programme.

Entry requirements

At Least 2 GCSEs Graded C/4 Or Above Plus A Range Of 3/2 Or D-E Grades. Students Who Do Not Have English And Maths Will Be Required To Take A Qualification Within The Course.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 September 2017
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