These are a guide to the qualifications you will be expected to have achieved to secure a place on a particular course and the subjects we offer at each level.
Are they Exact?
No. They are a guide to help you decide what level of course you should be considering. Generally, you would expect to move to the next level above the one you achieved at school (e.g. if you received E and F grades in your GCSEs you should expect to enrol on a Level 1 course).
Will I Need to Pass Certain GCSE Subjects?
Some courses will require different skills, and in some cases individual subjects need certain grades at GCSE. In addition to considering your GCSE grades for Maths and English, we will assess your Functional Skills in these subjects to ensure you have a place on the right level of course for your needs. You should talk to our specialist advisors in Student Services Tel: 01757 211040, and come to our Open Events to find out which course suits you.
What Happens if I don’t get the Grades?
Don’t worry. Selby College offers a range of courses at many different levels. Our Student Services advisors will help you choose one that is right for you. Whichever level you start at it is possible, if you achieve well, to progress to a course at the next level.
Statement of Policy
Applications are considered on merit and students are welcomed irrespective of gender, race, religion, disability, marital status or age.
It is important you choose the correct level of course after GCSEs whether you intend to continue your studies at Selby College by choosing a further or higher education course, want to study a degree course at University or intend going into employment. The chart below provides a useful guide showing how courses are structured, what the different levels mean and what qualifications you need to get started.