New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
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A Choice of Learning Pathways

At Sixth Form there is a choice of three different learning pathways:

PATHWAY ONE

Full programme of three A levels or Level 3 BTEC courses plus EPQ

For students achieving 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or higher, including English Language and Mathematics.

  • Three A Levels or Level 3 BTEC courses
  • Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

PATHWAY TWO

Re-sitting GCSE Mathematics and/or English plus two or three A levels or Level 3 BTEC courses

For students achieving a GCSE grade 3 or lower in Mathematics or English, but with a narrow miss of grade 4 in at least one of them.

  • Maths and/or English GCSE resit
  • Two or three A levels or Level 3 BTEC courses

PATHWAY THREE

Consolidation of Level 2 (GSCEs or Level 1/2 BTEC courses) before progressing to Level 3 (A Levels or Level 3 BTEC courses)

A one-year course for students who did not achieve five grade 4s in GCSEs and have weaker Maths and English results. If at the end of the year, five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or higher are achieved, there is potential to progress onto Level 3 qualifications. This would require a further two years to complete, so would be dependent on funding which would need to be agreed by the placing Local Authority.

  • Level 2 courses (GSCE or Level 1/2 BTEC courses) including English and Mathematics