Shipley College Full-time Prospectus 2020-21


We are a small, friendly college based in beautiful buildings in Saltaire Village, offering great full-time and part-time courses, apprenticeships and traineeships.

New 1-9 GCSE grades and what they mean

The numerical grades can be seen throughout this guide with the previously used letter grades in brackets

- e.g. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English or maths.

New Grades 9-8 7 6 5-4 3 2 1 1

Old Grades A* A B C D E F G


Many of our courses have some externally assessed

units. You will often be assessed in other ways with

internally marked assignments, including building a

portfolio of work, practical tasks and presentations.

These and other types of evidence will form part of

your final grade.

Additional Study (study programmes)

English & maths

At Shipley College, we recognise the importance of

students having good English and maths skills.

These skills are essential for your future studies and

employment prospects. Our approach will help you

enjoy these subjects as you learn and achieve

better grades.

Full-time students

If you are 16-18 years old, on a full-time course and

have not yet achieved GCSE grade 4 (C) or above in

English and maths, you will continue to study these


If you have already achieved GCSE grade 4 (C)

or above in English or maths, why not look in to

improving your qualifications?

We have AS English and Core Maths on offer. See

page 56 for more information.


You may also study ICT, as well as English and maths,

as part of your course.

Register your interest


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