What will a Study Programme Consist of?

 

AT ADVANCED LEVEL THIS WILL CONSIST OF:

An academic qualification programme which is equivalent to at least 3 A levels (this may be A levels, Level 3 vocational programmes or the International Baccalaureate Diploma)

Maths and English, where a Grade 4 at GCSE has not already been achieved. This may be GCSE or, if less than a Grade 3 has already been achieved, an appropriate stepping stone qualification or an ESOL qualification.

Non-qualification activity, including a combination of:

  • Tutorial (which is compulsory for all students and monitors students’ progress throughout college and their progression to their next steps) 
  • Additional Learning Support (if needed) 
  • Careers and university advice and guidance
  • Participation in additional activities for those progressing to competitive courses, such as Oxbridge and Medicine 
  • Participation in Enrichment Activities, such as clubs, societies, visits, work experience and work-related activities

AT PRE-ADVANCED LEVEL THIS WILL CONSIST OF:

A qualification programme which is equivalent to at least 3 GCSEs. This may be GCSES or vocational courses.

English and Maths are compulsory and will be included in the above programme if a Grade of at least 4 at GCSE has not already been achieved. This may be GCSE or, if less than a Grade 3 has already been achieved, a stepping stone qualification or an ESOL qualification.

Non-qualification activity, including a combination of:.

  • Tutorial (which is compulsory for all students and monitors students’ progress throughout college and their progression to their next steps)
  • Additional Learning Support
  • Careers and further education advice and guidance
  • Participation in Enrichment Activities, such as clubs, societies, visits, work experience and work-related activities

“Varndean had a range of subjects that I couldn’t find in any other college nearby.”

Emilia Frederiksen, ex Hove Park School

“The college provided me with the resources and teaching quality necessary to support me in achieving the best results I am capable of.”

Rosemary Little, Overseas

“I chose to come to Varndean because of the friendly staff on Open Evening and the variety of creative courses it offers.”

Indi-Ann Smith, ex Shoreham College

“I chose Varndean because it was very welcoming and it felt like the tutors actually cared for the courses I wanted to take, rather than what made the College look good.”

Sadie Avard, ex Dorothy Stringer School