Upgrade Study Programme

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Upgrade is a study programme designed solely for students who have just missed out on entry to our transition level 2 programme. It is not a general Level 1 course and is not suitable for students who need that route.

Upgrade is designed to give students the confidence and some improved grades at GCSE level to be able to progress to their chosen L2 pathways whether ‘Transition’ here at Cirencester or at another College. It can also be used as a route to undertake an Apprenticeship or get a job with training.

What will I study in Upgrade Study Programme?

Upgrade Study Programme is made up of elements

1. Citizenship GCSE. Citizenship is an exciting GCSE where students have the opportunity to learn about the world they live in. Themes include, Democracy, Law and Order and being a Citizen. They will undertake a more practical element where they will be involved in a campaign or raising awareness for a social cause.

2. Maths GCSE Retake.

3. English GCSE Retake.

4. Employability and practical projects designed to allow the students to explore their skills and gain new ones.

4. Internal and external work experience.

 

Entry Requirements

Students will require a minimum of three GCSE's at Grade 2. The three must include Maths and English.

Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview.  Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to a particular vocational pathway.

How will I learn?

Studnets will learn through a variety of practical and written assessments.

The GCSE's will have assessment throughout with exams at the end of the academic year.

The employability and projects will have coursework involved. Studnets will be encouraged to use their skills and produce their work through different mediums. These could include written methods such as powerpoints. posters but also other methods such as more hands on forms of assessment.

How will I be assessed?

The GCSE's will have exams at the end of the academic year.

Coursework and assessments will be given out as well as homework.

Are there any costs involved?

There may be trips that the studnets will be encouraged to take part in but these will be by choice.

There will be a small cost to cover a polo shirt for the students to wear during work experience and when they represent the college on trips.

FAQs

Do I need to have a grade 2 in English and Maths GCSE to join the course?

This is the entry requirements. The other grade 2 at GCSE can be in any subject.


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