Study Programme

If you are between 16 and 18 years old, you will join a Study Programme at Kingston College. The aim of your Study Programme is to prepare you as an individual for the next step in either education or in your future career. We place great emphasis on both.


Your main qualification

Most of your study programme will include the main qualification, for example: A Levels, GCSEs and BTEC Diploma at Level 1, 2 or 3. The qualifications you can do as part of your study programme.


English and Mathematics

To prepare you for your further/higher education and your working life, it is now a national requirement that you achieve Grade C or above in English and Mathematic GCSE.


Here at Kingston College you will study English and Mathematics as part of your Study Programme to give you the opportunity to achieve grade C or better.  All 16-18 year old students on any programme who have:

  • Grade D in English and/or  Mathematics will do GCSEs
  • Grade E or below, you will be enrolled on Functional Skill Level 1
  • If your Functional Skill Level 1 is achieved at Kingston College you will progress onto GCSE
  • All others will be assessed at entry using any international qualifications you may have or our own testing.


Employability Skills

Developing your employability skills with us is key to helping your achieve your university and your career dreams. At Kingston College we have a range of employability skills events and activities. We call this programme ‘Inspiring Futures’.



As part of your Study Programme we will give you the opportunity to get involved in a whole range of events. For example, you will have access to our Arena Gym and talent shows, just to mention two. Important parts of this programme are our thriving Student Council, Student Voice and our own Students’ Union (KCSU).



We pride ourselves on the level of support we give to students on all our courses. Structured support comes from the Tutorial system; we also have tremendous, accessible cross college support services.  We want you to achieve two main things with us at Kingston College - firstly, the most progress you can possibly make on your qualification; secondly, we want you to develop and grow as a person and make a positive impact in the community.

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