Academic Progression GCSEs Connect
Connect is a 1 year full time course, set up to fully prepare and progress students onto a 3 subject GCSE pathway. As this course is an internal progression route for those who have completed the 'Insight' programme, connect will offer group wellbeing sessions to help promote self management of mental/ physical health conditions, alongside GCSE subjects. The course offers 2 GCSEs made up the following choices:
In addition to your main qualification and wellbeing support,, there will be an Enrichment package 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.
Why our college?
Industry standard facilities
At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.
Gain real experiences of work
All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.
A unique student experience
This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.
Must have completed Academic Progression Insight to access this course ('Internal Progression' students only)
You will need to have demonstrated the ability to stabilise attendance during the Insight course prior to applying.
Assessments for Academic Progression connect will be through end of year exams for GCSEs. Students will also put together a course portfolio of evidence for Enrichment. personal development and wellbeing sessions.
Available progression routes are in accordance with the entry requirements for each course:
Academic Progression Navigate
Academic Progression Humanities
Academic Progression STEMM
Access programmes (dependent on age and qualifications)
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 years 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.