Elective Home Education At Halesowen College Year 1

This is a part time, two year programme designed for 14-16 Elected Home Educated Learners who are following a programme of study at home. It will help with your progression onto a course when you are 16.

The programme comprises of either GCSEs or Functional Skills in English Language and Maths, GCSE Biology and GCSE English Literature. Vocational subject options may be possible depending on availability.

This course is ideal if you wish to achieve formal GCSE qualifications.

How will I be assessed?

You will be externally assessed by completing examinations at the end of the 2 years in each subject taken.

Learning will take place in classrooms or practical classrooms with a variety of different learning methods appropriate to the subject.

English Language – two examinations taken at the end of the course plus a speaking and listening task

Mathematics – three exams at the end of the course

Biology – practical assessments and written exams

What do I need?

  • You must be aged 14 (year 10) in the academic year you wish to join the programme
  • You must have been elected home educated for a minimum of one term prior to admission to the programme, i.e., in or during year 9 or earlier (or been home educated at prior intervals during your school career)
  • To able to access the individual subjects/qualifications effectively and be successful, you will need to demonstrate relevant literacy and numeracy levels assessed by an initial screen programme
  • You must attend an interview and bring along evidence of work carried out at home especially in English Language and Maths
  • Where can it take me?

    College Progression - you could progress to an exciting range of further education courses such as A Levels, Apprenticeships or Vocational subject areas.

    Additional information

    You will be a Halesowen College student – entitled to access the College’s facilities and support. In return we will expect you to adhere to the College’s values and policies.

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