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GCSE Science and ESOL at West Thames College

Course description

This programme is designed to build on your existing knowledge in science. You will work towards the IGCSE Certificate in English, a new qualification for those whose first language is not English.

Course content

You will study GCSEs in biology, chemistry, physics and maths and?iGCSE in?English. You will also receive tutorial support and language support will be built into your programme.

You will normally be in a group of 15 to 18 students and you will learn through a variety of methods, including tutorials, lectures, practice sessions, and practical work in single science subjects.

You will have regular weekly meetings with your tutor, giving you the chance to discuss any problems which may arise during your course. In addition, during the first term there will be weekly lessons to help you develop and practise good study techniques. Additional support is available at college if you need to improve your spelling, vocabulary, and writing skills.

Entry requirements

Science at Level 1 such as our pre GCSE Science course. You may be asked to sit an entrance test in science, maths and English (IGCSE).

If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email


You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and exams. There will also be an opportunity for you to produce or to update your records of achievement. You will receive 3 formal reports during the year. These reports, along with informal assessments at regular interviews and mock exams in January, will help you to monitor your own progress.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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: 02 August 2017
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