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Academic Progression GCSEs Navigate

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


This course is ideal for you if have finished year 11 without the GCSE results you hoped for, have not taken GCSEs before, or need to increase the number of GCSEs you already have in order to be able to progress to the next level of study.
Navigate is an intensive 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 achieve grade 4 and above in your chosen subjects.
There is a range of GCSE options you can choose from, including:

  • English Language
  • Maths
  • Psychology
  • Art or Photography
  • Science
  • Citizenship Studies
  • History
  • Sociology
    In addition to your GCSE subjects, you will take part in a programme of 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.

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.

Entry Requirements

3 x GCSEs Grade 3 / D 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 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.


Assessment for GCSEs is through end of year examinations..


Academic Progression Navigate students successfully progress onto A'Levels or vocational Level 3 courses. Apprenticeships or Level 2 vocational courses.

Career Progression

Gaining GCSEs allows students to gain employment and apprenticeships in a wide variety of areas.


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.

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