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GCSE Plus Courses at DCG

Do you need to improve your GCSE grades before you move on to the next chapter in your life? The GCSE Plus programme developed by Derby College Group (DCG) represents a vital chance to improve your academic profile and set yourself up for future career success.

Helping you make the grade

Whatever your reason for choosing GCSE Plus, you can look forward to a study programme which will boost your confidence and help you crystallise your ambitions as you work towards those all-important target grades. Our GCSE Plus team has devised this stepping-stone programme to set you on the right track and cultivate your enthusiasm for learning. It will help you realise your full potential by giving you the chance to access the future study opportunities to which you have always aspired. A pathway to Level 3 study GCSE Plus is a flexible programme which attracts students from a diverse range of backgrounds. It is invaluable for students wishing to optimise their grades to meet entry requirements for A-levels, T Levels or other Level 3 courses. It also offers an excellent route to apprenticeships and employment. The programme is equally suitable for students who have been educated overseas, who have been home schooled or who have missed school or exams for legitimate reasons. Students who join us without prior qualifications will need to complete an interview and a screening assessment in mathematics and English.

Subject choices are tailored to you depending upon your existing qualifications, you can ‘pick and mix’ the GCSE package you study. Mathematics and English Language are compulsory unless you have already achieved a grade 4. Other subjects to choose from are English Literature, History, Combined Science, Business Studies and Media Studies. The GCSE Plus team will tailor the programme to suit your prior qualifications and your transition needs.


GCSE Plus – Course Listings


Course Type: School Leaver - Academic
Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Course Type: School Leaver - Academic
Location: Distance Learning

Key Information

At Derby College we believe the best tutors are usually those who have real world experience of working in the field they’re teaching. So, in most cases, you’ll be taught by someone who has worked in the industry that you wish to enter. As well as being able to share their knowledge and experiences with you, they have crucial industry connections, which is a huge benefit when it comes to helping you to secure a work placement in your chosen field.

As part of your studies at Derby College we offer a full range of assistance to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Discover our campuses and facilities here. Each campus page contains:

  • 360-degree images of our facilities
  • A location map
  • A list of courses that are run at the campus
  • Student Success Stories
To find out more about our GCSE Plus courses, attend our next course and career event or contact us on 0800 028 0289
Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal. If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

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GCSE Plus – Success Stories