Entry Level & Entry Pathways WJEC Eduqas offers a portfolio of Entry Level qualifications. These take the form of: • Entry Level Certificates (up to E3) in English, Maths & Science • Entry Pathways Awards, Certificates & Diplomas (E1, E2 & E3)
Entry Level & Entry Pathways Entry Pathways and Entry Level information may be accessed from our WJEC site www.wjec.co.uk where you search Qualifications>Levels>Entry Level/Entry Pathways Entry Level information for English and Science (and soon Maths) can be accessed vis the subject pages on our Eduqas site www.eduqas.co.uk for example Qualifications>Biology>Entry Level
Entry Level & Entry Pathways Find via “Qualifications” and then “Levels”
Entry Pathways Our suite of Entry Pathways qualifications cover a range of subjects and enable centres to support personalised learning programmes for their learners through: • combining units to create programmes of study suited to individual learners’ needs; • eliciting the required assessment evidence from integrated programmes of work at appropriate points during the course; • recognising completion of each unit as well as the qualification as a whole
Entry Pathways Units in the WJEC Entry Pathways are available at four levels: • Entry 1 • Entry 2 • Entry 3 • Level 1 which lead to (three sizes) of qualification • Award (8 or more credits) • Certificate (13 or more credits) • Diploma (37 or more credits)
Entry Pathways Award (up to 12 credits): at least 5 credits must come from units at or above the level of the qualification Certificate (13 or more credits): at least 7 credits must come from units at or above the level of the qualification Diploma (37 or more credits): at least 19 credits must come from units at or above the level of the qualification
Entry Pathways • Unitised • Pathways to suit individual learners • Will credit individual units as well as whole pathways • Transferable • Flexible
Entry Pathways Wide variety of forms of evidence accepted, e.g.: • Posters • PowerPoints • Witness statements • Diaries • Photographs Will vary according to; • Candidate • Centre • Unit
Entry Pathways • Entries: • By 21st October for January series (certificates in May) • By 21st March for June series (certificates in October) • Only enter candidates once they’ve completed & passed • No fall-back to lower grade. If put in for E3 but don’t get there, can’t award E2 instead, (they would have to wait until the next sitting for this). • Get credit certificates (for units passed) & qualification certificates if Award/Certificate/Diploma achieved.
Entry Level Certificate Entry Level Certificates in English, Maths and Science are suitable for learners who may not have reached level 3 at the end of Key Stage 3 or are working at a level below that required for a grade 1 at GCSE. They have been designed as a one- or two-year course that can be delivered in schools alongside GCSEs
Entry Level Certificate • Given the changes to qualifications in England and Wales, WJEC thought the time was right to reform the Entry Level Certificate in English, Maths & Science qualifications that have always provided an alternative pathway to those learners working below the lowest attainment at GCSE. • The assessment structure is now more closely aligned with the GCSE qualifications, but still offers a supported route through the curriculum.
Entry Level Certificate • Learners who are struggling with the accessing an untiered GCSE English & more demanding GCSE Maths & Science examinations. • Learners who need more practical support in achieving their outcomes. • Learners who need confidence building ahead of starting a GCSE qualification. • Learners who need a flexible assessment approach. • Learners who are working below the attainment credited at GCSE.
Entry Level Certificate English Team Subject Officer Guy Melhuish029 2026 firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Support Officer Lewis Beecham029 2026 email@example.com
Entry Level Certificate Maths Team Subject Officer Kathryn Rees 029 2026 firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Support Officer Sophie Gibbs029 2026 email@example.com
Entry Level Certificate Science Team Subject Officer Llinos Wood029 2026 firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Support Officer Sarah Price029 2026 email@example.com
Entry Level Certificate Entries By 21st February 2018 Amendments by 18th March 2018 Late Fees from 19th March 2018 Coursework Submission date 5th May 2018 Exams (all 1 hour) Science Unit 1: 14th May 2018 am Maths Unit 1: 15th May 2018 am English Component 1: 16th May 2018 am
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