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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 2020-21 

Students are offered the opportunity to gain many of the following qualifications:

Art:

         GCSE

         Arts Council Arts Award

English:

  • GCSE
  • Entry Level
  • Functional Skills

Maths:

  • GCSE
  • Entry Level
  • Functional Skills
  • Edexcel Level 1 Award
     

Science:

  • Biology GCSE
     

ICT:

  • OCR ICT Functional Skills
     

Enterprise:

  • Prince's Trust Level 1 Award in Exploring Enterprise
     

Hospitality

  • BTEC Level 1 Award/ Certificate Hospitality

Sport:

  • BTEC Entry 3/Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure
     

PE:

  • AQA Awards

Mechanics:

  • City & Guilds Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Award in Cycle Mechanics
  • ABC Awards Entry Level 3/Level 1 Award/Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies,

Hair and Beauty:

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in ‘An Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector’
     

Animals and the Environment:

  • City & Guilds Level 1 in Horticulture
     

Saddle Up:

  • AQA Awards in Basic Horse Riding Skills
 

Right Trax:

  • NOCN Level 1 Award - Skills Employment
  • Training and Personal Development
     

Duke of Edinburgh Award

         Bronze