Subjects

GCSE Course


 

AEN Faculty

This faculty supports students who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) or students who have worked in Learning Support or the Deaf Support Base (DSB) during Y7-9.

If you choose the Curriculum Support option, you will have:

  • Small group teaching
  • Time to catch up on missed work
  • Additional attention and help
  • Time to consolidate what you have learnt in your GCSE lessons 
  • Extra time in exams

EAL

In these lessons you will be taught in small groups so that you get extra practice with speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. You also have the opportunity to take extra exam courses – English Functional Skills Levels 1-3 and also the Edexcel English Language Certificate. In addition, we will provide extra support for your work in your other GCSE subjects. If you speak another language that you not study at school, you may also choose to take an additional qualification in this.

DSB

These lessons are taken by DSB staff who will also support you in GCSE lessons. The aim of these sessions is to re-enforce work covered in your GCSE classes and to teach forthcoming topics. This will ensure that you fully understand the work, keep up-to-date and can access extra help when you need it.

Learning Support

These lessons are taken by members of the Learning Support team who will also help you in your GCSE lessons. The aim of the sessions is to re-enforce the work covered in your subject classes and to prepare you for forthcoming topics. Your teacher will help you to organise your work and provide extra help for more challenging topics. The learning support area will provide a quiet, safe environment where you can work in a calm and focused way to ensure that you fully understand your work, keep up-to-date and can access extra help when you need it.