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GCSE Retake Programme

ABOUT THIS COURSE

GCSEs at a grade 4 or above (the equivalent to a 'C' grade) are often compulsory for many university degrees and jobs. Our GCSE Retake Programme allows you a second chance to achieve your full potential, delivered during the day at Ealing Green College.

If you are aged 16-18, you will normally study five subjects as part of your Study Programme, or if you are aged 19 or older, you can choose to study individual subjects.

We offer:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English
  • Mathematics

Each GCSE is taught for 3 hours per week.

You will have a personal tutor who supports and guides you through the course, meeting with them for both group meetings and one-to-one meetings regularly.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If you are aged 16-18, you will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grades 2 or 3. If your grades are below this, you will be referred to one of our Level 1 or Level 2 programmes.

If you are aged 19 or older, depending on your current qualifications, you may need to sit an assessment prior to assess your current level.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

GCSEs are assessed by external examinations at the end of the year, combined with internal assessments in some subjects.

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Upon successful completion of this one-year programme, you can progress on to a wide range of Level 3 courses, where the general requirement is four to five GCSEs at grades 9-4.

STUDY METHODS

You will learn in dedicated theory classrooms and specialist laboratories for Science subjects.

FEES

If you will be aged 16 to 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your studies and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be free.

You may be eligible for financial help to support with books, travel, course materials and childcare costs – please click here for more information.

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
Gliddon Road
Barons Court
London W14 9BL

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020 7565 1200
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
The Green
Ealing
London W5 5EW

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020 7565 1200
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Beaconsfield Road
Southall
London UB1 1DP

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020 7565 1200
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