Advanced Foundation Programme

Entry Requirements:
At least 2 GCSEs graded C/4 or above plus a range of 3/2 or D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification within the course.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This is a demanding one year programme aimed at building up academic skills, obtaining an improved GCSE profile, career planning and personal
development. It is intended for students who have academic potential and a positive approach to study, but who have under-performed, perhaps because of ill health or other difficult personal circumstances. This is a one year course with the possibility of continuing to a Level 3 programme thereafter.

Who is this course for?
The course is aimed at students who have achieved at least 1 or 2 C/4's or better grades at GCSE. Other students may have as many as 4 GCSE grade C/4 passes or above, but still need to gain passes in key subjects before progressing to a full A Level programme.
Students should also have at least 4 D/3 or better passes. Students will usually be expected to have achieved a D/3 grade in either English Language or Maths.
Students who have not achieved D/3 in either subject will need to consider very carefully whether the AFP is the right choice. Studying BTEC First Diploma or foundation level courses may offer better progression opportunities.
What will I study?
The programme consists of a number of GCSEs:
GCSE English
GCSE Maths
GCSE Science
GCSE Media
GCSE History
Arts Award
In addition to their study, AFP students will be required to complete an ICT Key Skills course if needed; and where appropriate will be required to attend support classes in key subjects. Students are placed in the AFP specialist Tutor Group as they follow a slightly different pastoral programme.

How to apply for this course

2018-2019 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2018-2019 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post