Qualifications

Follow a full-time study programme that is uniquely designed to meet your individual needs

You will build a portfolio of qualifications, including English and Maths and The Arts, to develop your employability and increase your skills.

We tweak our curriculum to meet your individual needs and you get to feedback constantly in order to ensure that you are supported. This teaching method ensures that we keep you interested and engaged. In 2017, 100% of our students passed the Vocational Qualifications that they studied at Evolve.

All qualifications are taught in small and supportive groups.

You will study qualifications in any of the following areas:

English

GCSE English and Functional Skills English (Entry Level 1 – Level 1) can be studied. Your choice will depend on your prior qualifications.

AQA GCSE English Language is studied as a one year course at Evolve, and you will sit your exams in the summer at Craven College’s main site.

Functional Skills English lessons are designed to be fun and practical, and cover topics such as: letter writing; spelling, punctuation and grammar and speaking, listening and communication. You will sit your exams at the Evolve site.

All students have an opportunity to be assessed by a qualified specialist assessor for Examination Access Arrangements which allow students with SEND or temporary injuries to access the assessment, for example, you may need a reader, a scribe or 25% extra time.

Horticulture

If you have an interest in: gardening, nature, botany, plant cultivation and enjoy working outdoors you will be well suited to one of our horticulture courses. You can choose a mini horticulture qualification or a substantial Diploma in Practical Horticulture. This is an extremely practical course delivered by experienced horticulturists in a beautiful and well-equipped setting.

Maths

GCSE Maths or Functional Skills Maths (Entry level 1 – Level 1) can be studied. Your choice will depend on your prior qualifications.

AQA GCSE Maths is studied as a one year course at Evolve, and you will sit the exams in the summer at Craven College’s main site.

Functional Skills Maths lessons will help you to apply Maths to your everyday life, at the same time as being fun and engaging. You will sit your exams at the Evolve site.

All students have an opportunity to be assessed by a qualified specialist assessor for Examination Access Arrangements which allow students with SEND or temporary injuries to access the assessment, for example, you may need a reader, a scribe or 25% extra time.

The Arts

We are a centre of excellence for Trinity College London’s Award in The Arts.

You will select an Art form to study as part of your qualification from a wide variety of art forms including: graphic design, printing and painting, graffiti art, costume design, sculpture, acting, animation, film making, lighting, music technology, theatrical make-up, prop construction, and script writing (and many more).

Opportunities to attend a wide array of visits to: theatre, arts exhibitions, museums and festivals as well as meeting local artists and researching potential careers in the industry are all part of the course.

All units include transferable skills which are valued by employers.

 

“Fantastic work with each young person expressing their own ideas and art forms, there is some truly expressionistic work here. Each journey is different but expansive in its own medium. The variety of materials used is great and the demonstrating of evidence is excellent. Well done.”

Feedback from our TCL Arts Moderation

See how else you will study at Evolve:

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