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Education Support Centre

Curriculum Subjects (KS4)

Qualifications

There are many qualifications available to study for at the NHESC, ranging from Functional Skills to City & Guild Diplomas to GSCEs.

The qualifications a student can take depend on the amount of time they have left before the conclusion of Year 11; some qualifications are designed to be taken in a short amount of time, others may require the full 2 years of Key Stage 4 to complete.

Available Qualifications in 2016-17: 

ENGLISH

 

  • Functional Skills
  • Entry Level
  • OCR English GCSE

MATHS

  • Functional Skills
  • Entry Level
  • OCR Mathematics GCSE

SCIENCE

  • OCR Science GCSE

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate in Sport and Active Leisure
  • BTEC First Level 1/Level 2 Award in Sport
  • Duke of Edinburgh

ICT

  • Functional Skills
  • Cambridge Nationals (short course)
  • Cambridge Nationals (full course)

CATERING

  • GCSE
  • BTEC Level 1 (Introduction to the Hospitality Industry)
  • CIEH Level 2 Certificate (Food Safety)

CONSTRUCTION

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 1 (Introduction to Construction)
    • Award
    • Certificate
    • Diploma

HAIR & BEAUTY

  • City & Guilds Level 1 (An Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector)
    • Award
    • Certificate
    • Diploma

MECHANICS

  • City & Guilds Level 1 (Cycle Mechanics)
    • Entry Level 3
    • Level 1 Award
  • ABC Awards Level 1 (Motor Vehicle Studies)
    • Award
    • Certificate

MUSIC

  • Rock SchoolMusic Practitioner’s Level 1
    • Award
    • Certificate 
  • Arts Council Arts Award

ART

  • GCSE
  • Arts Council Arts Award

LEISURE & TOURISM

  • GCSE

ENTERPRISE

  • OCR Level 1 Award (Understanding Business Enterprise)
  • OCR Level 2 Award (Understanding Business Enterprise)

HORSE RIDING

  • AQA Unit Awards in Basic Horse Riding Skills