If you don’t have enough GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above to study on a Level 3 course, this pathway is for you.

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  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

  • Pathway


This is a full-time course designed to support students in studying GCSEs. This course is for learners aged 16-19 who are either retaking their GCSEs or who have not taken GCSEs before and might require a little more support.

It is comprised of the following GCSEs:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Citizenship
  • Business

During the course, we will prepare you with the relevant study skills and attributes to ensure you are ready to progress to A Levels, or other Level 3 qualifications, for example, BTEC Extended Diplomas, with the aim of progressing to university or employment/an apprenticeship.

You will study using a range of techniques including:

  • group work
  • independent study
  • research
  • practical activities
  • homework

We expect our students to be fully committed to their studies and attend all timetabled lessons, talks, tutorials and workshops. You will also have a weekly tutorial.

In addition, students can expect to attend trips and visits according to the needs of the individual subjects.

This GCSE pathway is assessed by a final exam.

You need to have 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths. Students with no prior qualifications will be accepted based on conversation and assessments with faculty

Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

  • 60+

    years of teaching experience

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