Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Access to Further Education (FE)

Access to Further Education (FE)

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WJEC GCSE (English Language, Mathematics, Media, Sociology) and Edexcel GCSE (Psychology)

Unlock your full potential with this course designed for academically able learners who, for various reasons, have not achieved GCSEs.

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Is this course right for me?

This one year course is normally aimed at learners who were expected to achieve at least grade C or above at GCSE, but have not had the opportunity for a variety of reasons eg. home education, health etc. The course will include GCSE Maths, English Language, Psychology, Sociology and Media, with an option to study GCSE Biology alongside and will prepare you for progression onto A-levels or Level 3 Diploma courses.

We understand that everyone’s educational journey is unique, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our comprehensive program offers a tailored approach to learning, providing personalised support and guidance to help you excel in your studies. Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills for future career prospects or simply fulfil your academic ambitions, our course offers a dynamic learning environment where you can thrive. Join us and embark on a transformative educational experience that will empower you to reach new heights of success.

This full-time course normally runs four days a week for one academic year.

  • We welcome applications from learners who have not had the opportunity to complete GCSEs for various reasons (home educated, health, etc) but would have been expected to do well
  • Successful completion of online summer programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview
  • WJEC GCSE English Language resit programme – 2 hours per week
  • WJEC GCSE Mathematics resit programme – 2 hours per week
  • Edexcel GCSE Psychology – 3 hours per week
  • WJEC GCSE Media – 3 hours per week
  • WJEC GCSE Sociology – 3 hours per week
  • Tutorial – 1 hour per week

Learners are expected to undertake 3 hours of independent study, per subject, per week to succeed on this programme.

Note: WJEC GCSE Biology – is an additional GCSE on offer outside of the main programme for learners who want to undertake another subject. This is offered as a part time evening class. To book a place on this course please visit the GCSE Biology course information page.

You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Internal assessment
  • Written examination
  • Controlled assessment

This course will prepare you for progression onto A-levels or Level 3 Diploma courses.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 29/05/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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