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Five GCSEs (Full-time Humanties Pathway)

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Key information

Qualification type

Vocational, GCSE

Course code



Level 2


1 year


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

If you don’t have enough GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above to study on a Level 3 course, this pathway is for you.

This full-time course is designed to support students retaking GCSEs, and comprises of the following GCSEs:

  • Citizenship
  • English language
  • English literature
  • Maths
  • Sociology

What I'll learn

During the course we will prepare you with the relevant study skills and attributes to ensure you are ready to progress to A Levels, or other Level 3 qualifications, for example BTEC Extended Diplomas, with the aim of progressing to university or employment/an apprenticeship.


How I'll learn

You will study using a range of techniques including:

  • group work
  • independent study
  • research
  • practical activities
  • homework 

We expect our students to be fully committed to their studies and attend all timetabled lessons, talks, tutorials and workshops. You will also have a weekly tutorial.

In addition, students can expect to attend trips and visits according to the needs of the individual subjects.


How I'll be assessed

This GCSE is assessed by coursework and a final exam.


Entry Requirements

Four GCSE Grade 3 (D or above), including GCSE English Language and Maths.

If you do not have these qualifications an English and Maths assessment can be organised at 1 hour each.

This is a very intensive course and successful candidates are required to have a basic knowledge of science and maths.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account.
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.)

Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.