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Academic Progression GCSEs Insight

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2023

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2023, Full Time


Academic Progression Insight is aimed at students who have specific health needs / barriers to learning, which may have affected attendance and achievement at school. This course is ideal for you if you have finished year 11 without the GCSE results you hoped for, have not taken GCSEs before, or need further support to be able to progress to the next level of study.

Insight is a one-year, full-time programme of study. Our friendly and supportive staff will help you build and develop the skills and knowledge you need to gain maths and English qualifications, plus other subjects if appropriate.
The programme of study includes a range of academic subjects, such as:

English Language
Citizenship Studies

In addition to your main qualification, there will be a focus on wellbeing support, alongside Enrichment which will enable you to develop some of the skills necessary to become a more efficient and effective student, including trips and visits; visiting speakers; experience of work; personal development; study skills and the opportunity to explore your chosen progression routes for the following academic year.

Entry Requirements

Ideally 3 x GCSEs Grade 3 including English and Maths

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to classroom-based academic study and be willing to undertake independent study outside of the classroom.

Applicants who have never taken GCSEs before (or who have been studying Functional Skills qualifications) will undertake an assessment at interview where you need to demonstrate that they are working at Level 1 or above for both maths and English.

Suitability for the course will be assessed at interview through discussion and activities.


Assessments for Academic Progression Insight will be through end of year exams for Functional Skills / GCSEs. Students will also put together a course portfolio of evidence.


Academic Progression Insight students have the opportunity to successfully progress onto another Academic Progression pathway, Apprenticeships or Level 2 vocational courses (dependent on the amount of GCSEs achieved + Insight reference)


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop There will be costs for equipment, uniform and trips. These include costs for text books, stationery and subject relevant materials. Trips can be organised as part of the for study and enrichment purposes which will be subject to cost. For example a trip to see a show at Theatre Royal for GCSE Drama the students will be expected to pay the price of the ticket. Compulsory visits are announced with enough notice to help secure any additional finance needs as required. Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.