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Science GCSE at Richard Huish College

Course description

This one year skill development course is for full time, 16 year old students who have taken a full programme of GCSEs over the previous two year period and just missed out on the College minimum entry requirements.

Course content

The course develops skills from GCSE study including transferable and employability skills, such as literacy, numeracy, and IT skills, the ability to research information, to do effective presentations and to take part in group discussions. The programme also emphasises the importance of punctuality and attendance.

Alongside this students also complete a Higher Project Qualification.

Support is provided for students who have individual needs. This support is provided in such a way that it ensures students are able to attend all lessons.

Entry requirements

 You need to have mainly D grades (or grade 3 in English or Mathematics) at GCSE with one or two subjects at a higher grade. If you have not already studied a GSCE course or have achieved E grades in your GCSEs then this resit programme is not suitable for progression.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion of the course you will be able to progress on to either a Level 3 programme, (A Levels or BTECs), an apprenticeship/traineeship or to employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.