What opportunities will this course give me?
This course will provide you with the opportunity to get your foot on the ladder to level 3 courses and access to university if you do not have the appropriate GCSEs. This course allows you to study for GCSE English, Maths and/or Science along with study skills units to see what studying at the next level is like. This course can lead to the Access to HE Diploma for which there are several pathways and other level 3 college courses.
This is aimed at 18+ learners who wish to retain, start learning again, or to start a new career.
What will I be learning?
You will study 1 GCSE or more - English, Maths and/or Science. Please see the course for English and maths to see what is offered there.
For GCSE Science you will study the curriculum for GCSE Biology and towards the end of the course you will study aspects of chemistry. There will be a GCSE exam for Biology.
You will also study for units in Study Skills, units include Personal Organisation, Review & Planning, Presentation Skills and Research Skills; These units will help you prepare for learning at level 3 and also get an insight into university.
Why is this course for me?
Each GCCE subject involves about three hours per week class time, plus about three hours per subject each week for private study, assignments and preparation for examinations. There will be lectures, class discussions, small group work and individual research and you will be expected to attend all sessions. Some subjects will involve practical work.
Your weekly Study Skills session of two hours a week will help you understand how to learn more efficiently and how to produce your work professionally, so that you will be prepared for your ACCESS course at level 3 or other level 3 courses.
The student will do Study Skills units plus at least 1 GCSE.
How will my learning be enhanced?
You will complete aspects of blended learning and being working at level 3 for the study skills units. For GCSE Science you will do experiments and also learn aspects of chemistry.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Eastleigh College is local to train and bus services and is easy to get to. Access courses are not offered everywhere so this course will give you the opportunity to progress to other pathways.
What do I need to sign up?
You need to have completed GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade D/3, if below this will need to be discussed at interview, prior to starting your Entry to Access course.
You will need an interview with the course manager.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Some students will take GCSE Maths and English, but these will be dealt with by Maths and English teams. So will show on your offer, but will not be dealt with by ACCESS teams.
The study skills Units can be added to their Study Skills module when you take the Access course at level 3 should you wish to pursue later.
GCSE Maths is offered on Mondays evenings
GCSE English is offered on Monday mornings
GCSE Science is offered on Monday afternoons or evenings
The study skills unit is offered as blended learning.
The Biology follows the AQA curriculum
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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