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Humanities GCSE (Three Year A Level route)

On this course, you will study five GCSE Humanities-based qualifications, including GCSE Maths and English Language over one year.

This course is suitable for applicants aged 16-18 who do not already have a full UK Level 2 Qualification (of 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above) and wish to obtain this in order to progress on to further study in Humanities areas at Level 3 (A Level or equivalent).

This course is primarily intended to support students into subsequent A Level Study, representing the first year of a three year A Level pathway for those who complete successfully. All students who enrol on this programme will receive a preferential offer to study A Levels with us from September of Year 2. However, there are a wide range of other progression routes within the college also available from this course, including a variety of Vocational programmes and Apprenticeships.

Whichever progression route you decide to pursue, a full package of progression support (including trial/taster experiences towards the end of the year) will be made available to you to support your onward journey.

This is a full-time course, comprising of 3 hours of classroom teaching per week for each of the five GCSEs studied, plus 2 hours of Tutorial per week. In Tutorial, your dedicated tutor will work with you (as a group and individually) to help you develop the skills necessary to study effectively at Level 2/3 and beyond.

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Course Length
30 weeks

Entry Requirements

There are no formal/fixed entry requirements for this course, and applicants may or may not have previously studied GCSE qualifications. Your suitability for the course will be discussed at interview, where we will consider individual educational background, experience, and any prior qualifications you may have. Applicants will also undertake brief Maths and English (mainly reading and writing) assessments during the application and interview process for this course. Successful applicants will simply be those who our experienced staff consider have a reasonable chance in securing Grade 4/C or above in each of the subjects taken, at the end of one year of study.

Delivery and Assessment

The course will be delivered in dedicated and well-equipped teaching spaces within our A Level centre, where students will also have access to A Level social and study spaces, computer rooms, and a variety of enrichment activities alongside current A-Level students. The majority of assessment will be by formal end of year examination, but some subjects will also have internally assessment coursework components.


Students who successfully complete this course (achieving at least 4 GCSE’s at Grades 4/C or above including English Language and Maths and demonstrating an appropriate attitude to study) are guaranteed progression onto our full-time A Level programme. Other progression routes are also available.