GCSE Resits at City of Oxford College
If you are 16-19 years old, and are keen to improve your GCSE grades so you can move into further education, this programme is for you. It’s a one-year programme aimed at those who have achieved below the required number of GCSE grades at C or above and therefore have not been able to progress to Level 3. We recruit a range of students, including those who have missed out on their GCSEs.
You develop the skills necessary for further academic study such as strong report writing, essay writing, and study skills including presentation skills. You also improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment including self-confidence, speaking in front of others, working with others, taking responsibility and managing your time. By the end of the course you will have benefited from a valuable insight into future careers open to you.
You study an intensive one-year programme that consists of the following GCSEs:
Media Studies or Sociology or Psychology
You study using a range of techniques including group work, independent study, research, practical activities and homework.
Three D grades at GCSE in Science, English and Maths is a guideline for learners who have had a disrupted education (and perhaps missed one of their GCSE years).
All learners will be invited for an initial assessment and offers will be made on the basis of initial assessment results and interview. If you haven't taken your GCSEs we can still use the initial assessment as an indicator of your suitability for the course.
Formal assessment is through exams in May/June and completion of coursework. You also have modular exams in some subjects. There will be a range of regular assignments and coursework based assessments to help you develop your study skills for the next educational step. Individual learning targets are set each term and you will receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets.
Success at this level not only allows entry to Level 3 extended diplomas and A-levels, but also a range of career opportunities that require a core set of GCSEs.
Classes will take place over four days a week between 9am and 5pm. We expect our students to be fully committed to their studies and attend all time-tabled lessons, talks, tutorials and workshops. In addition, students can expect to attend trips and visits according to the needs of the individual subjects. You will also have a weekly tutorial. There are many enrichment opportunities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.