You can do GNVQ Foundation, an utterly pointless qualification which one can assume only exists to boost the self esteem of people with learning difficulties or other problems. It is a level one qualification which means its less than GCSE standard. GNVQ IT will also be much easier than doing 4 seperate GCSEs. I don't mean to be nasty when talking about this course, its just I have had experience with some of them kids and GNVQ Foundation is extremely easy. However if you have severe learning difficulties then achieving somthing like GNVQ Foundation can really boost your confidence, I think thats why these courses exist.
When I did my GCSEs I choose hardcore subjects, it may have meant I didn't quite get some really good grades but most my GCSEs have come in use, I use knowledge gained in GCSE Geography, Science and Electronics every day.
Does it not seem a little hypocritical of the government to be making such courses as distinction in level 2 cake decorating worth 55 points and an A in physics GCSE 52, and then complain that university physics departments are closing down and there are not enought students doing Physics and Chemistry at university?
How can they claim that level 2 cake decorating takes the same length of time to master than an A at physics GCSE?