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Outstanding Opportunities at Gosforth Academy

Vocational

You need at least four GCSE passes at grade 4 - 9 to study at this level.

  • Our seven vocational subjects have been very successful in offering direct progression from GCSE study for those who are suited to qualifications where coursework accounts for a greater proportion of the assessment. This is the case at Level 3 as well making this the main difference between these qualifications and our academic courses. They provide the same UCAS points as A Levels across the available grades, and can be used by students to spread the workload across the study programme rather than being focused on the final exam period only. All vocational qualifications include a mix of examination and non-examination assessments (coursework) that are completed throughout the two year courses.

    You need at least four GCSE passes at grade 4 – 9 to study at this level.

    ·        In Business and Sport and Physical Activity, you will be studying towards the OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (Level 3) – equivalent to one A Level.

    ·        In CPLD, Health and Social Care, IT and Travel and Tourism, you will be studying towards the Pearson BTEC National (NQF) Extended Certificate (Level 3) – equivalent to one A Level.

    ·        In Applied Science, you will be studying towards the AQA Extended Certificate (Level 3) – equivalent to one A Level.

  • They give you UCAS tariff points for many university courses in the same way as A Levels.

  • They can be combined with A Level choices if you have met the entry requirements for these courses.