FUNCTIONAL SKILLS AND GCSEs

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FUNCTIONAL SKILLS AT ST VINCENT COLLEGE

Our Functional Skills and GCSE courses will enable students to gain confidence and fluency in both English and Maths.

Functional Skills English and Maths classes are run over one year and are offered as both daytime and evening classes. Functional Skills is available from Level 3 entry through to Level 2 and students will undertake an initial assessment that will help you to identify the right level for you.

GCSE English and Maths classes are run over one year and are offered as both daytime and evening classes.

ENGLISH – FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

These courses will give learners the opportunity to gain a qualification for work, study and life, demonstrate the ability at an appropriate level to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English and apply these skills effectively to a range of purposes in the workplace and in other real life situations.

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MATHS – FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

The Functional Skills Mathematics course will enable the student to gain confidence and fluency in Mathematics along with a new and positive attitude towards the subject that they have yet to gain a significant grade or qualification in.

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ENGLISH – GCSE

This course is assessed by two, 1¾ hour exams in the summer. These require you to demonstrate your reading and writing skills and your ability to understand language and its effects. This will be marked on the new 1 – 9 Grade system with a Level 4 currently being a pass grade.

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MATHS – GCSE

There are two courses available at Level 2.GCSE (Higher) This is for students who already have a grade 4 at GCSE Maths and want to improve it for future progression on to courses and employment which require a higher level of Maths skills.GCSE (Foundation) A one-year course for students who have achieved a grade 3 at GCSE and need to achieve at least a grade 4.

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BIOLOGY – GCSE

Biology is the study of living things. This means that the subject is as diverse as the living world itself. The course encompasses study of viruses and bacteria, plants and animals, but concentrates mainly on human systems.

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For more information on any of these courses please contact us,
either by phone: 02392 588 311 or by email: info@stvincent.ac.uk

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