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CURRICULUM PATHWAYS

A LEVELS HAVE CHANGED!
All A Levels starting in 2017 will have been reformed and assessment will take place after two years. AS Subjects will no longer be available at the College.
The qualification and assessment authorities for England might require some modifications to the courses, including structure, content and availability of a small number of subjects.
Our ability to offer any particular subject does also depend on levels of recruitment to that course, therefore we cannot guarantee that every course will run in 2017/18, nor that the subject content will be exactly as outlined.

We offer a number of pathways for you to follow to help you achieve your aims and be as successful as you possibly can be at college.

Our student recruitment team will discuss these with you in more detail at your personal interview and again at enrolment. They will suggest combinations of subjects for each pathway which will help you succeed and enable you to move towards your longer term goals.

We offer five main pathways:


1. Russell group + pathway

Progression goal after college:
Degree study at a top 30 university

Entry Requirement:
A minimum of five A*-C grades including good English Language and Maths grades, and an average GCSE point score of six or above.
Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A Level choices. Click here for more information.

Programme of Study:
Three A Levels and an Extended Project or other certificated course, including two traditional academic subjects.
A fourth A Level choice might be considered for the most able students.
E5 Programme


2. GENERAL A LEVEL PATHWAY

Progression goal after college:
Degree study in an academic or more practical/vocational subject; an apprenticeship; employment with further training.

Entry Requirement:
Minimum five A*-C grades at GCSE, including a good grade in English Language.
Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A Level choices. Click here for more information.

Programme of study:
Three A Levels
Maths GCSE (if you don't have a reasonable grade already)
E5 Programme


3. COMBINED A LEVEL / VOCATIONAL PATHWAY

Progression after college:
Degree study in an academic or more practical/vocational subject; an apprenticeship; employment with further training.

Entry Requirement:
Minimum five A*-C grades at GCSE, including a good grade in English Language. 
Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A Level choices. Click here for more information.

Programme of study:
Equivalent of three A Levels, made up partly of vocational subjects (e.g. BTECs).
Maths GCSE (if you don't have a reasonable grade already)
E5 Programme


4. LEVEL 3 VOCATIONAL PATHWAY

Progression after college:
Degree/Employment or apprenticeship in a specific area

Entry Requirements:
Minimum five A*-C grades at GCSE, including a good grade in English Language.

Programme of study:
BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma, a Level 3 CTEC or a Level 3 NVQ.
Maths GCSE (if you don't have a good grade already)
Experience/Volunteering with a relevant employer 


5. LEVEL 2 PATHWAY

Progression goal after college:
To progress to the Level 3 vocational pathway at Portsmouth College.
To move into a relevant employment, an apprenticeship or further education elsewhere

Entry Requirements:
Five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade E or above, including a reasonable English Language grade. 
Level 2 BTEC qualifications count towards this target if achieved at Merit or above.

Programme of study:

Level 2 BTEC/CTEC/NVQ or Visual Arts package.
GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths (if you don't have a passing grade already).

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