The Elmgreen School Sixth Form (TES6) Course Booklet Thank you ...

bewilderedvoyageΒιοτεχνολογία

12 Δεκ 2012 (πριν από 4 χρόνια και 8 μήνες)

299 εμφανίσεις

1








The Elmgreen School

Sixth Form

(TES6)

Course Booklet




2






3




Thank you for taking the time to consider The
Elmgreen School Sixth Form (TES6). We will
offer a choice of traditional and vocational
A levels and BTECs across a wide range of
subjects.


Within this course booklet you will find
information about our

personalised pathways
and the subject specific courses.


Please do take the time to speak with the
Subject Leaders this evening to find out any
further information or contact the Director of
Sixth Form.


4


Pathways




TES6 Baccalaureate Pathway
for
students that are aiming to attend specific Universities

3 or 4 A Levels + 1 AS Level Citizenship + Extended Project Qualification + Enrichment




Prerequisite Grades: 6 Grade Bs at GCSE including English and Maths


Art and Design

DT Product Design

ICT

Physics

Biology

English Literature

Maths

Psychology

Business

French

Media Studies

Sociology

Chemistry

Geography

Performance Studies

Spanish

Citizenship

History

RE /
Philosophy

Plus SL6 Provision




TES6 General Pathway

for students following an
academic route to University or work

3 A Levels + 1 AS Level in Citizenship + Enrichment

Prerequisite Grades: 5 Grade A*
-

C GCSEs including English and Maths


Art and Design

DT Product Design

ICT

Physics

Biology

English Literature

Maths

Psychology

Business

French

Media Studies

Sociology

Chemistry

Geography

Performance Studies

Spanish

Citizenship

History

RE /
Philosophy

Plus SL6 Provision




TES6 Diploma Pathway

for students following a vocational route to University or work

One Level 3 BTEC + 1
AS Level in Citizenship

+ Enrichment

Prerequisite Grades: 5 Grade A*
-

C GCSEs including English and Maths


BTEC Applied Science Level 3

BTEC Music Technology Level 3

BTEC Sports Level 3

Plus SL6 Provision




5


TES6 Skills Pathway

supporting students to qu
alify for study at Level 3 or work

A package of level 2 BTEC and GCSE courses + Work Skills + Enrichment

Prerequisite Grades: 5 Grade A*
-

G GCSEs including English and Maths


BTEC Graphic Design Level 2

GCSE Maths retake

BTEC Applied Science Level 2

GCSE
English retake

Plus SL6 Provision




SL6 Provision
(in addition to the TES6 course
s
)



Level 3
-

A level, BTEC

Accounting A Level

Government & Politics A Level

Music A Level

Dance A Level

Health & Social Care BTEC L3

Photography A Level

Economics A
Level

Italian A Level

Portuguese A Level

Financial Studies BTEC L3

Law A Level

Textiles A Level

German A Level

Further Maths A Level




Level 2


GCSE, BTEC, Diploma

Business Studies

Creative & Media

Personal Finance

Society, Health &
Development

Child

Care & Learning
Development

ICT

Public Services





6


Table of Contents

Baccalaureate / General / Diploma Pathways
-

Level 3 Courses (A Levels / BTECs)

................................
.........................

8

Creative and Performing Arts

................................
................................
................................
................................
.......

8

Art and Design (Edexcel)

................................
................................
................................
................................
...........

8

Media Studies
................................
................................
................................
................................
............................

9

Performance Studies

................................
................................
................................
................................
...............

10

Music Te
chnology BTEC Level 3 National Award / National Certificate

................................
................................
.

11

Business Studies

................................
................................
................................
................................
......................

12

Applied Business

................................
................................
................................
................................
.....................

12

Design and Technology

................................
................................
................................
................................
...............

13

DT Pro
duct Design

................................
................................
................................
................................
...................

13

English

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
.........

14

English Literature

................................
................................
................................
................................
....................

14

Extended Projects

................................
................................
................................
................................
.......................

15

AQA Baccalaureate

................................
................................
................................
................................
.................

15

Extended Project Qualification (AQA)

................................
................................
................................
.....................

16

Humanities

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
..

17

Citizenship (AQA)

................................
................................
................................
................................
....................

17

Geography

................................
................................
................................
................................
...............................

18

History

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
.....

19

Religious Studies / Philosophy (OCR)

................................
................................
................................
......................

20

Sociology

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
.

21

ICT

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
...............

22

Applied ICT

................................
................................
................................
................................
..............................

2
2

Mathematics

................................
................................
................................
................................
...............................

23

Mathematics

................................
................................
................................
................................
...........................

23

Modern Languages
................................
................................
................................
................................
......................

24

French or Spanish

................................
................................
................................
................................
....................

24

Sciences

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
.......

25

Biology

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
.....

25

Chemistry

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................

26

Physics

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
.....

27

Psychology
................................
................................
................................
................................
...............................

28

Applied Science

................................
................................
................................
................................
.......................

29

Sport

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
............

30

Sports Diploma

................................
................................
................................
................................
........................

30

7


Skills Pathways
-

Level 2 Courses (GCSEs / BTECs)

................................
................................
................................
..........

31

Design and Technology

................................
................................
................................
................................
...............

31

Graphic Design BTEC

................................
................................
................................
................................
...............

31

English

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
.........

32

English GCSE Retake

................................
................................
................................
................................
................

32

Mathematics

................................
................................
................................
................................
...............................

33

Mathematics GCSE Retake

................................
................................
................................
................................
......

33

Scie
nces

................................
................................
................................
................................
................................
.......

34

Applied Science

................................
................................
................................
................................
.......................

34


The Elmgreen School reserves the right to make changes
to courses
depending on staffing and numbers of student
applications
.



8


Baccalaureate / General / Diploma Pathways
-

Level 3 Courses

(A Levels / BTECs)

Creative and Performing Arts

Art and Design (E
dexcel
)

AS in 1 year or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


Students studying Art and Design will develop their creativity, imagination, practical and intellectual skills and will
learn to respond visually to the world around them. The course equips students with the practical tools to put their
visual ideas into practice. The skills developed in Art and Design are of practical use in many careers and are a source
of pleasure in the
ir own right.


What will I learn?


You will learn to demonstrate the use of formal elements and creative skills, and give visual form to thinking, feeling,
observation, design and ideas. You will show evidence of trying to extend your own and ot
hers way o
f seeing the
world. This

is a multi
-
disciplinary course
which
includes; painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, alternative
media, ceramics, textiles, photography, video and animation.


What will I study?


First Year: AS



Unit 1: Art and Design Cou
rsework


After introductory 6
-
weeks you select a personal focus developing work in your chosen materials.



Unit 2: Art and Design Externally Set Assignment


Preparation: 8


10 weeks. 8 hours timed realisation.

Second Year: A2



Unit 3: Art and Design Coursework


You produce practical work and an in
-
depth study of artists linked to your interests in art (min 1000 words)



Unit 4: Art and Design Externally Set Assignment


Preparation: 8


10 weeks. 12 h
ours timed realisation.


You will be assessed on your ability to
:



Develop ideas through sustained and focussed investigations demonstrating analytical and critical


understanding



Experiment with and select appropriate resources and materials, reviewi
n
g and refining as work develops



Record ideas, observations and insights, demonstrating an ability to reflect on work a
nd progress



Present a personal informed and meaningful response


What could this course lead to?


This qualification could prepare y
ou for careers and further educational qualifications in;




Advertising, Marketing and New Media



Architecture



Film and video



Computer

and Video games



Fashion and Textile Design



Theatre



Art Direction



Graphic design



Illustration



Packaging Design



Interior Design



Theatre Sets and Costumes



Education



Photography



Community Arts



Curator



Art Historian



9


Media Studies

AS in 1 year
or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?

Yes
, if you are interested in

the impact of v
arious media forms on audiences or i
f you have a talent for creating
posters
and film or journalism. This course will allow
you to develop your creative thinking

and production skil
ls in a range
of formats and t
he analytical, research and evaluative skills are useful preparation for any degree course.
Also it
provides a useful introduction to the
Media Industry

and various care
er paths within it.



The best preparation f
or this course would be a g
rade

C or above
in either GCSE Media Studies or English
(particularly the Media Unit) which shows you have strong analyti
cal skills as well as creativity

to get started.


What will I l
earn?

You will



Analyse a range of media texts including print based: advertisements, film posters, CD and DVD covers and
moving image: film, television trailers and programmes, advertisements and music videos.



Plan and produce a range of media texts (a
s above) using still and video cameras as well as editing software
such as photoshop and i
-
movie
.



Evaluate the effectiveness of media texts, including your own, using media terminology and theory
.


What will I study?


First Year: AS



MS1 : Media
Representations and Responses



MS2 : Media Production Processes


Second Year: A2



MS3 : Media Investigation and Production



MS4: Media: Text, Industry and Audience


What could this course lead to?

This qualification could prepare you for



Media Product
ion



Camera technician



Directing



Producing



Editing



Marketing and new media



Advertising



Media Education





























10


Performance Studies

AS in 1 year of A Level
in 2 years


Is this course for me?


This subject offers you the opportunity to develop a multi
-
disciplinary sensitivity and artistic knowledge of drama,
music and dance. The balance of theory and practical work means that you will stud
y

different arts practitioners
and
works and will develop your skills using all three art forms
,

both individually and together. You will also be able to
develop your performance skills for a wider audience taking your work out in
to

your local community. You will be
able to explore a
wide range of performance practices and practitioners, perform both existing pieces of work and
devise and perform your own original material.


This is a suitable progression route if you have a GCSE in Drama, Mu
sic, Dance or Expressive Arts.
A GCSE
q
ual
ification at Grade C or above in one or more of the three art forms is desirable. The specifications provide a
valuable qualification for progression to either Higher Education or the world of work.


What will I learn?


You will




Develop knowledge and u
nderstanding of performance texts, genres and practitioners in the performing arts;




Develop skills of analysis in the study of performance texts and genres;



Appreciate unifying and diverse aspects of performing arts through involv
ement in performance
activities


and study of genres;



Develop skills as a performer, understanding of the processes leading to performance, knowledge of


performance contexts and the various possible relationships between performer and audience;




Use imagination, creativity and sensitivity in the performance contexts, together with the ability to work


individually and in groups to the requirements of the performance situation.


What will I study?



First Year: AS



Creating Performance



Perfor
mance Contexts 1


Second Year: A2



Performance Contexts 2



Performance Project


What could this course lead to?



Studying performance studies is a useful skill for a huge range of disciplines including performing, directing,
writing or teaching.



It will give you the confidence to apply yourself and your skills to various elements in your future career.



It will lead you to confidently study the performing arts at a higher level or to training in other related areas.



Studying a degree in one or mo
re of the arts



Work in theatre, television and radio.


11


Music Technology
BTEC Level 3 National Award

/ National Certificate


Level 3 Award in 1 year or Certificate in 2 years


Is this course for me?


Yes, if you have a talent for music and an interest in music technology. If you aim to have a career in sound
engineering or music production this is a very good choice. In addition it is also a good choice for anyone wanting to
develop their ICT skills. T
he research and problem solving skills developed in both the written and practical
coursework can be useful for any degree course. The best preparation for this course would be a good grade in Music
BTEC Level 2 which shows you have the basic musical skill
s to get started.


What will I learn?


You will
:



Learn about sound recording techniques and plan and create a recording in the music studio


Develop your listening skills


Study different career paths and learn more about the music indu
stry


Understand how to use a range of music software packages


What will I study?


First Year: Award



Plan and create a music recording


Look at sound recording techniques


Plus 3 optional units ranging from audio engineering, operating live sound, listening skills and music


technology in performance


Second Year: Certificate



Learn about the different areas
of the

sound and music industry , including career opportunities and


working
pattern


Plus 5 optional units ranging from concert production and staging, music sequencing, working with music


notation software packages and DJ perfor
mance and technology


What could this course lead to?



Music production



Teaching



Sound engineer


12


Business Studies

Applied
Business

AS in 1 year or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


You will enjoy this course if you would like to:



develop an
understanding of how business works in the real world



discover the problems and opportunities faced by local, national and international businesses



have an opportunity to
organise an enterprise activity




learn about how business functions such as marketing
, finance, human and physical resources work together as

part of a whole business



take part in practical activities such as planning and running a business, organising an event or planning and

s
etting up a website


What will I learn?


You will learn about

the main areas of business:



Finance


how businesses raise, keep accounts of, and make s
ure they don’t run out of money



Human Resources


how businesses recruit, look after, and

discipline their staff legally



Production


how to produce a product

or servi
ce people want or need



Marketing


how businesses advertise, promote and make pe
ople want and buy their product



External Influences


How businesses deal with the economy, stakeholders, n
ew technology and laws on their
business.


What will I study?


You c
an achieve up to 2 A
-
levels from the course by studying different amounts of units. The first 3 units are
compulsory and if passed will mean you have achieved an AS level in Business.




Investigating People at Work

-

Unit 1 (Examination)



Investigating Busin
ess
-

Unit 2 (Coursework)



Investigating Marketing

-

Unit 3 (Coursework)


In the second year you will study another 3 units for an A
-
level. There will be one compulsory unit and 2 choices
(TBA).




Business Development

-

Unit 8: (Set Assignment)


What could
this course lead to?

The GCE in Applied Business qualifies for UCAS points so if you complete it successfully you could move on to study
for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma. You could also go on to a Modern Apprenticeship in related subjects
such
as Administration or Management or on to relevant employment.


13


Design and Technology

DT Product Design

AS in 1 year or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


Yes, if you have a talent for designing / developing and making products. If you aim to hav
e a career in engineering
or design, this is obviously a good choice. In addition it is a fantastic choice for any student who would like to
develop their creative and entrepreneurial skills. The problem solving and research based skills you will build o
n
when working for this A
-

level will be useful for any degree course in the future. The best preparation for this course
would be a good grade in GCSE in Product Design which shows you are creative and have the basic skills to get
started.


What will I l
earn?


You will
:





Design, make, test and evaluate quality prototypes as a brief



Learn how prototypes could reach industrial production



Understand
the

mathematical and scientific concepts which underpin technological design decisions



Analyse design
situations and requirements



Acquire a sound knowledge of manufacturing technologies



What will I study?


First Year: AS





Industrial and commercial products and practices



Product development 1



Materials, components and systems


Second Year: A2





Mat
erials, components and systems



Product Development 2



Design and technology capability



What could this course lead to?

This qualification could prepare you for:





Graphic design



Marketing and new media



Product design



Product development



Product testing



Art direction



Materials technologist



Industrial design


14


English

English Literature

AS in 1 y
ear or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


Yes, if you have a love of narrative, character and language and you are interested in a r
ange of literature. This is a
good choice if you enjoy reading and analysing the themes a text presents. Gaining an A level in English Literature
will enhance not only your knowledge of the literary heritage but also provide you with:



Excellent communicati
on skills
-
both written and oral.



The abili
ty to express your own ideas and opinions.



The ability to analyse and construct a persuasive argument. The study of English Literature will complement



any future

studies in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law faculties at University.


What will I learn?


You will


Complete a creative piece of transformational writing.


Explore a range of texts, including poetry, plays and novels.



Explore the theme of ‘Modern Identity’ in literature.


Explore the theme of ‘Love through the Ages’


What will I study?


First Year: AS



The Theme of ‘Modern Identity’ across a range of literature. This will encompass concepts such as Gender, Race,
Identity as a writer and sexuality.


Second Year: A2



The Theme of ‘Love
through the

Ages’ across a range of literature.


What could this
course lead to?

This qualification could prepare you for
:





English Literature Degree.



Future studies in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
and Law faculties at University



A
wide variety of careers that involve effective communication.



If
you want

to en
ter or progress in the workforce generally, you'll find y
our A Level will demonstrate to
employers

that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical



skills
-

essential in practically every walk of life.




15


Extended Projects

AQA Baccalaureate

AS Level
in

2 years


Is this course for me?


This is a new qualification which offers the advantages of the
International Baccalaureate (
IB)

while allowing you to
study a free choice of A
-
Level subjects, whereas the IB
requires a number of compulsory subjects.

The AQA
Baccalaureate is an additional qualification tha
t you can take alongside your A

Levels.

It makes you well rounded
because, as well as 3 A Levels, the AQA Baccalaureate includes

qualifications such as an AS
subject for breadth, an
Extended Project for independent learning and

any enrichment activity that you do in the 6th form.

And it gives you
an edge with employers and universities … because it demonstrates that you’ve

got real life skills as well.


What wi
ll I learn?


The AQA Baccalaureate gives you the chance to gain a fuller, more rounded education and research an area of your
own interest.

The Extended Project will develop your abilities to manage tasks using their own initiative and
resources. Enrichmen
t

work can include community work in local schools, hospitals, charities, work
-
related learning,
Duke of Edinburgh Award, debating society etc.


What will I study?


You will:


Study at least 3 A
-
Levels

• Study a further ‘breadth’ subject to at least AS


Citizenship

• Complete an Extended Project

• Participate in ‘Enrichment’ activities.

Enrichment activity falls into three core areas:


1


Work related learning, including work experience


2


Community participation, such

as voluntary service


3


Personal development, like the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme


How do you show what enrichment you have done?

By recording your activities


you’ll need at least 100 ho
urs in a minimum of two of the above

three

areas.

You will record your evidence online.


The AQA Baccalaureate is awarded at:

There are three grades, which reflect th
e consistent achievement in your A

Level subjects and your

Extended Project.

1.

A Level and Extended Project Grade at E or above result

in an AQA Baccalaureate

2.

A Level and Extended Project Grade at C or above result in an AQA Baccalaureate with Merit

3.

A Level and Extended Project Grade at A or above result in an AQA Baccalaureate with Distinction

What could this course lead to?

The AQA Baccalaureate gives you the chance to gain a fuller, more rounded education and will enhance your
applications for
further

education and employment opportunities.




For more information, you can also visit the AQA website at:

www.Aqa.org.uk/bacc

16


Extended Project Qualification

(AQA)

AS
Level
in 1

year


Is this course for me?


The Extended Project Qualification gives you more

control over your studies than ever before. You

can choose to
explore a further
aspect of a subject

you are studying, or another subject, or simply

choose a topic that you have a
personal interest

in.

The finished project can be a written report, a

performance, a piece of art, a community project,

a CD or DVD, or even computer softwar
e.

This level of choice and flexibility means you are

engaged and motivated
and learn
valuable

research and project m
anagement skills along the way.


What will I learn?


You will



mature into
critical, reflective and independent

learners




develop and apply
decision
-
making and problem
-
solving

skills



increase planning, research, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation
skills



apply
new technologies

confidently



demonstrate
creativity, initiative and enterprise.


What will I study?


Delivery of the Exte
nded Project Qualification will

involve some teaching of the relevant skills plus

mentoring and
supervision of your progress. It will

also involve extended independent work and will

require in total up to 120
guided learning hours.


You will be required
to:



Choose an area of interest



Draft a project title



Draft aims and objectives



Plan, research and carry out the project



Provide evidence of all stages of project production



Deliver a pres
entation to a specified audience


What opportunities does the
Extended Project

Qualification offer?



You have a significant input in the choice and design of the project and take responsibility either for an individual
task or for defined task within a group project.



You will develop and improve your own learning and
performance as a critical, reflective and independent
learner.



You will develop and apply decision making and, where appropriate, problem solving skills.



You will extend your planning, research, critical thinking, ∙ analysis, synthesis, evaluation and pres
entation skills.



You will develop, where appropriate, as an e
-
confident learner and apply new technologies in your studies.



You will develop and apply skills creatively, demonstrating initiative and enterprise.


How is the Extended Project Graded?

The Exte
nded Project Qualification will be graded

on a six grade scale: A*, A, B, C, D, E. Candidates

who fail to reach
the minimum standard for grade

E will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not

receive a qualification certificate.


What could this course
lead to?

You will use your learning experiences to support

your personal aspirations for higher education and

career
d
evelopment.


For more information, you can also visit the AQA

website at:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/qualifications/projects/extended
-
project
-
epq.php

or email
epg@aqa.org.uk


17


Humanities

Citizenship

(
AQA
)

AS in 1

year or A Level in 2 years


Is this course for me?


If you are interested in the world and people around you, this is the subject for you. It helps you to make decisions for
yourself on all sorts of issues. We are bombarded with information about things like the environment, fair trade and
people’s rights a
cross the world, but most of us find it hard to work out what’s right and wrong.
Citizenship Studies
combines particularly well with Politics, Law and Sociology. There is considerable overlap between these subjects
and Citizenship Studies AS Level and stu
dents will particularly benefit from the knowledge and skill development
offered by the course. Some students also choose AS Citizenship Studies because it is quite different to their other
subjects and broadens the scope of their studies.


What will I l
earn?

Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own experience of the social world in which they live, to develop their
understanding and skills which will enhance their ability to participate more effectively as active citizens in their own
local an
d global communities.
Citizenship helps you to develop the skills you need to decide for yourself. You will
investigate issues that really matter and work out what can be done about them. You will also learn skills in taking
action and presenting cases.



What will I study?


Year 1

-

AS Level

Unit 1: Identity, Rights and Responsibilities (written paper, 40% of AS marks).

What does it mean to be British?

What is a citizen and perceptions of being ‘British’.

How socially diverse is Britain?

Are we all equal citizens?

Prejudice and discrimination.

How can discrimination be reduced?

Rights and responsibilities

What are my rights and responsibilities?

How are my rights protected?

How do the courts protect
my rights?


Unit 2: Democracy, Active Citizenship and Participation (written paper, 60% of AS marks)

Making a difference and Active Citizenship.

Who holds power in the UK?

How you can get involved and make a difference.

People working together to create change.


Year 2

-

A2 Level

Unit 3: Power and Justice

Crime, Justice and Punishment

The nature of crime and the role of the police

The Crown Prosecution Service and the trial process

Who makes decisions: judges, magistrates and juries

Sentencing

Politics, Power and Participation

What is the nature of rep
resentative democracy in the
UK?

How are those elected held to account?

What is the relationship of citizens to those elected?

The power and influence of government.

The global village?

Unit 4: Global Issues and Making a D
ifference

Global Citizenship

Are there universal human rights?

How are human rights protected?

Human rights abuse.

How can citizens bring about change on human
rights?

Global Issues

Conflict and its resolution.

In depth
study of one internationa
l

conflict.

What are key global trade and environmental issues?

How can citizens make a difference?


What could this course lead to?

Citizenship Studies attracts full UCAS points for university entra
nce and employers also welcome the knowledge and
skills it develops.

18


Geography


AS in 1 year or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


Yes, if you are interested in how the environment is affecting us all, and have an interest in the environment and
current affairs, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate effectively. Geography graduates are
among the most employa
ble students today and it is highly desirable for a range of careers. An A* to C grade in
Geography GCSE and also English GCSE would indicate that this is a course for you.


What will I learn?


You will
:





Gain an understanding of the issues affecting peo
ple in cities and the countryside


Learn about our human environment: Population, Energy supplies, Food supplies, Health issues


Learn about our natural environment landscapes: Rivers, Coasts, Deserts


Appreciate effects of natural
hazards and the plight of refugees


Understand how resources are managed and their economic position


Plan and conduct a fieldwork investigation


What will I study?


First year: AS

Compulsory Modules

(Unit 1): Rivers, floods and management /Population Change

Elective Modules
: Coastal Environments/Hot desert environment and their margins.

Food supply issues/Energy Issues/Health Issues

Geographical Skills

(Unit 2):


Second year: A2

Physical Modules

(Uni
t 3): Plate tectonics/Weather and climate/Ecosystems

Human Modules:

World Cities/Development and globalisation/Contemporary conflicts

Geographical Fieldwork Investigation

(Unit 4):


What could this course lead to?

Geography is relevant to a broad range of
careers


a few examples might include:



Journalism



T
ravel and tourism



D
evelopment and aid work



T
he armed forces



A
rchitecture



M
eteorology



C
artography



G
eology



E
nvironmental studies



T
he oil industry



R
ecreation management



T
own planning



B
usiness in
general








19


History


AS in 1 year or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


Yes, if you enjoy learning about the past and you are able to explain different points of view, argue your opinion,
debate with your peers and use source material to
support your ideas. History at AS/A
-
Level is nationally a very
popular subject as it allows you to keep your options open and is a highly thought subject by all universities. They
know that the skills you develop on the course will enable you to succeed in

a range of areas including: journalism,
other media, business, law, creative writing, education and advertising. The best preparation is A*
-

C in GCSE History
and in GCSE English. This will show you have the ability to succeed on the course.


What will I

learn?


You will
:




Engage in debates over major historical events, people and ideas.



Carry out your own historical research into areas of your own interest and perhaps make some new
discoveries
and encourage others to see things in a new way.



Look at some

of the major events of past 200 years and explore in depth how they link together, their causes

and their effects on the world.



Discover how History is about people
-

how they felt, how they acted and what their impact was.



What will I study?


First
Year: AS (provisionally)



British Foreign and Imperial Policies 1945

90



Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany 1933

63


Second Year: A2



The War in Vietnam 1955

75



Russia and its Rulers 1855

1964


What could this course lead to?

This qualification could p
repare you for






A
ll research based degrees at University/College


Media


Publishing


The Arts


Civil Service


Education and Academia


Law
-
lawyers, solicitors, judges and barristers



Accountancy




Police




Military


For even more information visit:
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gce/hss/history_a/






20


Religious Studies /
Philosophy

(OCR)

AS in 1 year or A Level in
2
years


Is this the course for me?

Philosophy will challenge you to investigate the most profound questions possible. Does God exist? Did God create
the world and if so then why do awful things happen? Is there really a moral code or is right and wrong simp
ly in our
culture? So is it then right to abuse someone if it is accepted in your culture? The course will develop your
independent thought, your knowledge and your ability to argue effectively. It will also develop your open
-
mindedness and help you to und
erstand yourself which is what education is all about. What more do you want from
a course? So come and join us.


What will I learn?

Lessons will focus on developing your skills of communication, problem solving and improving your own learning
and performa
nce through self and peer assessment. You will have lots of opportunities to express your opinions and
develop your reasoning skills through written and verbal discussion.


What will I study?

Course content


For the award of an AS you must successfully
complete two exams:

Philosophy

example topics:



Who were Plato and Aristotle and what did they believe?



What is God like or does evil disprove God’s existence?

Ethics
example topics:



If the majority think something is right then is that ok even if it’s unju
st?



What are the different views on abortion, genetic engineering and War?


For the award of an A2 you must successfully complete two exams:

Philosophy

example topics:



Do miracles exist or not?



Is the evidence of resurrection and reincarnation convincing?

Ethics

example topics:



Do we have free will?



What are the different ethical views on homosexuality, contraception?


Method of assessment

Both the AS and A2 consist of two

1 hour 30 minute written exams.


What could this course lead to?

In fact, it's surprising just how many career paths a Philosophy AS/A Level can help with. In a nutshell,
studying
philosophy can make a significant contribution to any job that requires you to think well. Big business
-

the City firms,
the banks, the mana
gement consultancies, the chartered accountants
-

are enthusiastic about people who've
studied
philosophy, because they know how to think clearly and innovatively. Graduates of philosophy often go into
graduate
-
entry medicine or nursing and a growth area i
n the NHS include clinical ethicists who assist doctors and
nurses. More and more people are needed to comment on moral issues in healthcare, such as abortion. Philosophy
students also go into law, politics, and the civil service as they want people who lo
ok for different approaches and
take an open mind to issues


these skills are promoted by philosophical approaches. Journalism is a logical career
path, since you have to be able to write well and present ideas logically and clearly. Advertising is anothe
r choice, and
of course, last in this very incomplete list, but never least, there's always working in education!



21


Sociology


AS in one year and A Level in two years


Is this course for me?


Yes
, the type of person who will enjoy Sociology will be someone

who enjoys being challenged by new ideas and who
likes debating. There is a lot of individual research and reading to do and for anyone who is interested in the world
around us; there is much that is exciting to still be discovered. Sociology is taught
using a variety of methods
including group work, lecturing and personal research.

This course is designed to foster the development of critical
and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity; and to encourage an awareness of the importance of
social
structure and social action in explaining social issues.


What will I learn?


The course helps students to gain a critical understanding of the society in which they live. They learn how society
shapes people's ideas, social behaviour and cultures a
nd, how, in turn, people interact together and shape their
societies.


Sociology is taught using a variety of methods including group work, lecturing and personal research. The type of
person who will enjoy Sociology will be someone who enjoys being challenged by new ideas and who likes discussion
work, even though discussion

only forms part of the subject. There is a lot of individual research and reading to do
and for anyone who is interested in the world about us; there is much that is exciting to be discovered.


What will I study?


Candidates are encouraged to develop t
heir own sociological awareness through active engagement with the
contemporary social world.


First Year: AS (provisionally)



Exploring socialisation, culture and identity



Sociology of the family



Sociology of youth


Second Year: A2



Exploring social
inequality and difference



Sociology of crime and deviance



Sociology of education


What could this course lead to?

The Sociology course, offers variety, is up
-
to
-
date and relevant, giving candidates a good sense of what Sociology is
about and providing a
sound basis for progression to higher education or to employment. Sociology is a good general
subject for students, because most professional careers, including medicine, require students to have some knowledge
of Sociology and social theory.


This qualif
ication could prepare you for
:






All research based degrees at University/College


Civil Service and all Public Sector work


Education and Academia


Law


Media




The Arts



22


ICT

Applied ICT

A
S in 1 year or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


Are you interested in a career in ICT or do you feel that you would like to be able to enter the workplace with ICT
skills that are relevant, in demand and up to date? If this sounds like you then this course would be an ideal cho
ice.
The course looks at a wide
-
range of application areas and how ICT solutions are used in the real
-
world. It would be
ideal preparation for those wishing to study the area further in higher education as well as those aiming to enter the
world of work.

T
o thrive on the course you will have achieved at least a ‘C’ at GCSE in ICT.


What will I learn?


You will develop
:



an understanding of the impact of ICT on society and organisations



an awareness of the economic, social and ethical implications of the use
of ICT



the ability to analyse critically the use of information technology systems



the ability to analyse problems that could be solved or tasks that could be completed with the use ICT, and
to
identify how ICT can be used to solve these problems



problem s
olving skills through the practical application of ICT



interpersonal skills necessary for communicating and working with others



the ability to reflect critically on the effectiveness of solutions created and personal performance


What will I study?



First Year: AS



ICT and Society



ICT and Organisations



Data Handling


Second Year: A2



Project Management



Advanced Spreadsheet Design



Interactive Multimedia


What could this course lead to?

This qualification could prepare you for further study in:



Software
design and engineering



Business information systems



Project management



Management consultancy



ICT administration


You would also have developed the necessary skills to be an effective and confident user of ICT within the business
environment.






23


Mathematics

Mathematics


A
S in 1 year and A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


If you have a flair for numbers and problem solving skills, this is definitely for you. It is also a good choice if you want
to develop the logical thinking and
structured approach to problem solving. These skills are useful for any degree
course. Prerequisite for this course would be a good grade in GCSE Maths which shows your mathematical skills to
start and successfully complete the course.


What will I learn?


You will




Recall or recognise most of the mathematical facts, concepts and techniques that are needed, and usually select
appropriate ones to use in a variety of contexts.

• Notice and correct errors in the calculations and distil much of the essentia
l mathematical information from


extended pieces of prose having mathematical content.



Manipulate mathematical expressions and use graphs, sketches and diagrams, all with high accuracy and skill.


What will I study?


First Year: AS (C1,C2,S1):



Algebr
a and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x,

y) plane, Sequences and series, T
rigonometry,

Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation; integration.



Mathematical models in probability and statistics, Representation and summary of data, Probability,

Correlation and regression, Discrete random variables, Discrete distributions, Normal distribution.


Second Year: A2 (C3,C4,S2):



Algebra and Functions, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Numerical methods, Coordinate
Geometry in the (x, y) plane, S
equences and Series, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors.



The Binomial and Poisson distributions, Continuous Random Variables, Continuous Distributions,
Samples,
Hypothesis tests.


What could this course lead to?

Maths earns you more money.

A recent report by the Centre fo
r Economic Performance said

that young people wit
h
A level M
aths earn 10
%
mor
e than their counterparts. The M
aths skills learned at A level, such as logical thinking,
problem solving and statistical analysis, are closer to

those actually used in the workplace than skills learned in other
subjects.



Mat
hs makes you desirable.

This is probably the most marketable A
-
level in terms of acceptability. It is difficult to
think of any course/career where it would not be welcomed
in combination with other subjects.


Courses/careers in Mathematics, Engineering and most areas of Physics (Further Mathematics is often helpful and
often required, for some of these courses), Computing, Accountancy, Economics, Business, Banking, Air Traf
fic
Control, Retail Management, Architecture, Surveying, Cartography, Psychology and, of course, Teaching to name but
a few. It is well regarded by both institutions and employers.


If you want to go on to
st
udy at University then A level M
athematics will

open more doors than any other subject,
and t
he most important reason of all
:

Because Maths is exciting.


24


Modern Languages

French or
Spanish


AS in 1 year or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


Yes, if you...


have an interest in and
enthusiasm for language
-
learning


wish to explore countries and cultures other than your own


plan to travel abroad frequently for work or leisure purposes


like meeting new people and making new friends, and would thus benefit from being

able to communicate


confidently in a foreign language


take pleasure in learning about the grammar of both your own and other languages


enjoyed and succeeded at language
-
learning during Key
Stage 4


What will I learn?



You will
continue to expand your vocabulary, learning many new words and phrases. Furthermore, you will
build upon your existing knowledge of grammar, thus deepening your understanding of French / Spanish, as well
as English.



You will explore many topics which tie
in with other subjects, such as history, geography, art, literature, science
and sociology.



Websites, video
-
conferencing, online games, and emailing students in other countries will all be used throughout
the course to enhance your language
-
learning experi
ence.



You will be assessed in four key skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.



You will visit a country where the language you are learning is spoken for an extended period of time (one to
three weeks).


What will I study?


Here are some of the t
hemes covered during the course:

First Year: AS



Travel, tourism, environmental issues and the French / Spanish
-
speaking world



Education and employment.



Young people


their culture, concerns and lifestyle


Second Year: A2



Customs, traditions, beliefs and
religions



National and international events: past, present and future



Literature and the arts (foreign films, music and TV)


What could this course lead to?

This qualification could prepare you for careers in
:




Finance
(investment banking/accountancy)


Business


Law


Marketing and advertising


Government jobs (foreign ministries,


confidently in a foreign language


Tour operating / travel agency work / airlines



Customer
services and retail




Importing / exporting
-

customs



Immigration



Media / television / film / press agencies


(voiceover / subtitles)



Translation/interpreting services



Fashion



Teaching and education



Management jobs (in general)


Many of the best ranking universities and most popular graduate jobs look very favourably upon candidates with
language skills. Salaries for those using languages at work can be between 10% and 20% higher than for non
-
linguis
ts,
especially as economic links grow around the world, and 65% of UK business is now conducted with non
-
English
speaking countries.
25


Sciences


Biology


AS in 1 year or A
L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


What goes well with Biology?
Biology can be combined with any other subject but it goes particularly well with P.E.,
Chemistry and Psychology. Maths and Physics are also popular options to take with Biology especially if thinking of a
career in healthcare.


Prerequisites:
A min
imum o
f two

B grades in Core and Addit
ional Science, or a minimum of two

B grades in separate
Sciences (one of which must be Biology).

A minimum of a C grade in Maths.


What will I learn?


The AS and A L
evel course develop the subject further by looking at the p
hysiology, core principals and the biology
of disease. The variety of living organisms is also studied incorporating cell and molecular biology and some
biochemistry. In the second year the environment is studied in depth with particular focus on human act
ivity
affecting ecological balance. Control of cells and organisms reflects the development of the subject over the
specification and considers such topics as the control of gene expression in detail.


What will I study?


First Year (AS):
The course is mad
e up of three units and an individual study.



Unit 1: Molecules and cells.



Unit 2: Exchange, transport and reproduction.



Unit 3: Energy and the environment.
This is divided into two parts:

Part a) This includes types of nutrition, energy flow through ecosystems, recycling of nutrients and human
influences on the environment.

Part b) You will undertake an

individual study for practical assessment.


Second Year (A2): The course is made up of

three units



Unit 4: Respiration and co
-
ordination. This also includes an optional section on either Food Science or
Microbiology and Biotechnology.



Unit 5: Genetics, evolution and biodiversity.



Unit 6: This includes a further individual practical inves
tigation and the undertaking of a synoptic paper.


How will I be assessed?


Year 12 (AS)

Unit 1: written test 33.3% AS, 16.7% A Level

Unit 2: written test 33.3% AS, 16.7% A Level

Unit 3: written test plus an individual study 33.3% AS, 16.7% A Level


Year 13 (A2)

Unit 4: written test 33.3% AS, 16.7% A Level

Unit 5: written test 33.3% AS, 16.7% A Level

Unit 6: written test plus an individual study 33.3% AS, 16.7% A Level


What could this course lead to?

Biology can be used as an entry qualification
for a wider variety of courses at higher education. These include
traditional Biological topics; medicine, dentistry, midwifery, physiotherapy, sports science, environmental science etc.
Students with Biology have also gone on to study non
-
scientific subje
cts such as Art, History, Law, Music, Foreign
Languages etc.



26


Chemistry


AS in 1 year or A L
evel in 2 years


Is this course for me?


This course will appeal to all students who wish to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of our material
universe.
It deals with the way in which the principles of chemistry are applied in everyday life. Experiments play an
important role in developing students understanding of the world around us.


What goes well with Chemistry
?
Chemistry can be combined with any othe
r subject but it goes particularly well with
P.E., Biology and Physics. Maths and Psychology are also popular options to take with Chemistry especially if
thinking of a career in healthcare.


All combinations of two or more Sciences should contain Chemist
ry.


Prerequisites
:
A minimum of two

B grades in Core and Additio
nal Science, or a minimum of two

B grades in separate
Sciences (one of which must be Chemistry).

A minimum of a B grade in Maths.


What will I learn?


The Chemistry course is an innovative course based upon the knowledge and skills required by a modern chemist,
and the techniques employed in the chemical industry. The chemical principles are developed in the context of the
applications of Chemistry, incl
uding the role of Chemistry in the solving of environmental problems. There is an
emphasis on developing the ability to communicate chemical concepts effectively. There is also a visit to a local
chemical firm about half way through the course.


What will

I study?


First Year (AS):



Unit 1: The Elements of Life, including ‘Developing Fuels’



Unit 2: Chemistry of Natural Resources, including ‘The Atmosphere’, ‘The Polymer Revolution’ and ‘Minerals
to Elements’.



Unit 3: Skills for Chemistry including an Ope
n Book Paper and experimental skills


Second Year (A2):



Unit 4: Chemistry of Materials, including ‘Designer Polymers’, ‘Engineering Proteins’ and ‘The Steel Story’



Unit 5: Chemistry by Design, including ‘Aspects of Agriculture’, ‘Colour by Design’, ‘Th
e Oceans’, ‘Medicine
by Design’ and ‘Visiting the Chemical Industry’. This is a synoptic paper.



Unit 6: Individual Investigation.


How will I be assessed?


Year 12 (AS)

Unit 1: externally assessed


30% AS, 15% A Level

Unit 2: externally assessed


40%

AS, 20% A Level

Unit 3: two compulsory components


15% and 15% AS, 7.5% and 7.5%


Year 13 (A2)

Unit 4: externally assessed
-

15% A Level

Unit 5: externally assessed synoptic paper


20% A Level

Unit 6: internally assessed


15% A Level


What could
this course lead to?

You will acquire a wide range of skills such as manipulation, observation, measurement, interpretation, analysis and
evaluation and these can lead on to many careers, not necessarily involving further study of Science. The subject is a

key requirement for degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Nutrition, Food Science, Metallurgy,
Materials Science, Agriculture, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Sciences. You may also go on to study
Chemistry at University.

27



Phys
ics


AS in 1 year or A level in 2 years


Is this course for me?


This course will appeal to students who have an interest in developing their knowledge and understanding of
Physics. Physics tries to explain all the parts of the universe, from the biggest t
o the smallest, the forces that they exert
on each other and the way that these forces

react.


What goes well with Physics?
Physics can be combined with any other subject but it goes particularly well with DT,
Chemistry and Maths. Physics is also a popular option to take with Biology especially if thinking of a career in
healthcare. Recommended supporting subjects are Mathemati
cs, Chemistry and Computer Studies at AS or A2 Level.

Any proposal to combine Physics with Biology at this level should be discussed with Science and Careers staff.


Prerequisites:
A minimum of two
B grades in Core and Additional Science,
or a minimum of

two

B grades in separate
Sciences (one of which must be Physics).

A minimum of a B grade in Maths.


What will I study?


First Year (AS):



Unit 1: Forces and Motion



Unit 2: Electrons and Photons



Unit 3: Waves / experimental skills


Second Year (A2):



Unit 4: Fields, Forces and Energy



Unit 5: Option course



Unit 6: Unifying Concepts in Physics / experimental skills


The option course to be studied is
Cosmology.

The syllabus will incorporate social, environmental, economic and
technological aspects of Physics and will give you an opportunity to develop and generate evidence for the
assessment of the key communication skills.



How will I be assessed?

Year 12 (AS
)

Unit 1: written paper 30% AS, 15% A Level

Unit 2: written paper 30% AS, 15% A Level

Unit 3: written paper + practical 40% AS, 20% A Level


Year 13 (A2)

Unit 4: written paper 30% A2, 15% A Level

Unit 5: written paper 30% A2, 15% A Level

Unit 6: wri
tten paper + practical 40% A2, 20% A Level


What could this course lead to?

From accounting, banking, computing, designing and engineering, to pharmacology or even zookeeper
-

the range of
possible careers is much wider than you might think! Students can
go on to study degrees as diverse as Specialist
Physics, Theoretical physics, Mathematics, Ophthalmology and Medicine. Physics is highly regarded in financial,
commercial and industrial fields.




28


Psychology


AS in 1 year or A level in 2 years


Is this cou
rse for me?


Psychology is the scientific study of how people think, feel and behave. It provides a fascinating insight into how the
mind works, through rigorous and scientific investigation of human behaviour.


What goes well with Psychology?

Psychology c
an be combined with any other subject but it goes particularly well
with Biology, P.E., Sociology and Chemistry. Psychology is a particularly good option if you are thinking of a career
in healthcare.


Prerequisites
: A

minimum of 2 B grades in Core and Additional Science, or a minimum of 2 B grades in separate
Sciences (any combination).

A minimum of a B grade in English.


What will I learn?


You will study the science of the mind and how it functions. You will be
studying several different areas of
psychology giving you a broad knowledge of the subject. The aim of the course is to give you knowledge and
understanding of the different perspectives in psychology as well as some practical applications. You will study
in
detail many examples of psychological research and you should be able to evaluate these critically. You must be
prepared to read in depth and maintain detailed notes on all the topics. Homework will be set each week and will
usually be essay writing, no
te taking, writing up practical investigations, reading and preparation.


What will I study?


First Year:



Cognitive psychology

-

including memory and eyewitness testimony.



Developmental psychology

-

including early social development, attachment and the e
ffects of day care.



Research methods

-

in the context of the topic areas.




Biological psychology

-

including stress, factors affecting stress, coping with stress and managing stress.



Social psychology

-

including majority and minority influence, obedience
and independent behaviour.



Individual differences

-

including definitions of abnormality, approaches and therapies.


Second Year:

At A2 you will study a range of topic
-
based options which bring together explanations from different psychological
approaches
. You will engage with issues and debates in psychology.



Biological rhythms and sleep, Relationships, Aggression and Eating behaviour
,
Psychopathology, Psychology
in Action and Research Methods


How will I be Assessed?


Unit 1: 1hour 30 minutes exam
-

50%
of AS mark, 25% of A
-
level mark.

Unit 2: 1hour 30 minutes exam
-

25% of A
-
level mark.

Unit 3: 2 hour exam
-

25% of A
-
level mark.

Unit 4: 1hour 30 minutes exam
-

50% of AS mark, 25% of A
-
level mark.


What could this course lead to?

It is excellent preparation for a degree course in Psychology and for a wide range of careers, including Educational,
Clinical, Occupational and Forensic Psychology, Medicine, Teaching, Counselling, PR, Marketing, Broadcasting and
Advertising.





29


Applied

Science

2 years
Level 3 BTEC
or 3 years (if combined with the level 2 BTEC in Applied Science)


Is this course for me?


The applied science route is for you if you wish to study a broad range of science subjects to keep their career
prospects open for a
wide range of scientific disciplines. This programme provides the underpinning knowledge,
understanding and skills for future scientists.


BTEC

Applied Science can be combined with any other subject but it goes particularly well with BTEC Sport.


Prerequi
sites
:

You will normally be expected to have gained four GCSEs, including Maths and Science at Grade C or
above, or an equivalent qualification, such as BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science.



What will I study?


First Year (AS):

Five core modules:



Fundamentals of science



Mathematics



Perceptions of science



Scientific practical technique



Working in the science industry


Second Year (A2):



Physiology



Biochemical Techniques



Microbial Techniques



Chemical Laboratory Techniques



Industrial Applications of
Chemistry



Maths



Informatics



Genes and Genetic Engineering


How will I be assessed?


Assessment will be by coursework


What could this course lead to?

On successful completion of this programme students will be qualified to work in a range of science
based careers
such as Materials Testing, Quality Control, Product Development, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry. The
programme also allows for progression onto Higher Education including Degree level science programmes many
Biology, Chemistry or Physics
related programmes.




30


Sport

Sports

Diploma

Level 3
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
in

2 years (60 credits)


Is this course for me?


Yes, if you enjoy PE as a Subject both practically and the theory behind Sport. If you are thinking of working within
the Sports In
dustry, then this is obviously a good choice. If you are clear about your area of employment then this is
the right course for you.

You may wish to extend your programme through the study of general qualification such as
GCE AS Levels, additional specialist learning (eg through another BTEC qualification) or a complementary NVQ.


What will I learn?


Learners will:




improve their communication and ability to express their own ideas




develop problem
-
solving abilities throughout the course




be able to improve their own learning and performance



gain more opportunities to work with others and take on leadership rol
es and responsibilities



What will I study?




Students will have a greater understanding of the
Human body, the systems, muscle groups and how they


all fit together and function.




Students will have the knowledge of the
Sports industry, potential

jobs within the industry and how to go


about working within the Sports industry.



Students will gain knowledge of the
positive health benefits that leading a healthy lifestyle can bring



What could this course lead to?

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport will give you a solid foundation in the sector, enabling you to develop
essential skills required for gaining employment, securing career progression, or progressing to further qualifications
and training required to ac
hieve your goals.


This qualification could prepare you for a career in:



Teaching (PE Teacher)



Coaching (Sports Coach)



Fitness Instructor



Fitness Centre Manager



Leisure Centre Manager



Sports Psychology



Sports Marketing



Sports Agent





31


Skills Pathways
-

Level 2

Courses

(GCSEs / BTECs)

Design and Technology

Graphic Design
BTEC

Level
2

in 1 year



Is this course for me?

Yes, if you have a talent and passion for 2d and 3d design. If you aim to have a career in media or graphic design, this

is obviously a good choice. In addition it is also a great course for any student who would like to develop their
creative and problem solving skills. It is a good platform from which to continue on to further study or progression
into graphic based care
ers.



What will I learn?



The use of basic materials, techniques and processes within graphic design.



How to use graphic materials, techniques and processes safely



How to develop own ideas using graphic materials, techniques and

Processes



Be abl
e to use 2D and 3D mark
-
making and making skills



Design and creative use of word
-
images.



What will I study?

First Year:



Graphic Materials, Techniques and Processes



Visual Language in Graphic Design



Letterforms and Words in Graphic Design



Formal Drawing Techniques



Digital Media in Art and Design



Working to Graphic Design Briefs


Second Year:



Presenting Creative Work



Drawing Materials and Techniques



Animation Processes and Techniques



Creative Use of Materials, Techniques an
d Processes



Explore Artists’ and Designers’ Work



What could this course lead to?

This qualification could prepare you for a career in or further educational courses for:




Graphic design



Marketing and new media




32


English

English GCSE

Retake

1 Year

course



Is this course for me?


Yes, if you have struggled to secure a C grade in your GCSE English Language and would like to ensure that you
have this key qualification in the bag.



What will I learn?


You will



Learn various types of writing
including how to write formally.



Learn how to create an effect through the words that you choose.



How to analyse language and presentational choice.



How to precisely select quotations.



How to comment on character, context and place in a text.



Wh
at will I study

and how will I be assessed
?


English Language GCSE:



40% Examined Unit 1:
Reading and Writing

non
-
fiction texts
.



20%
Speaking and Listening

Unit 2:
presenting, discussion and role play
.



40%
Controlled Assessment

Unit 3.



What could
this course lead to?

This qualification is the key to unlocking your future. Most employers and further education courses will look for a C
in GCSE English.



33


Mathematics

Mathematics GCSE

Retake

1 year



Is this course for me?


Yes, if you have struggled
to secure a C grade in your GCSE Maths and would like to ensure that you have this key
qualification in the bag.



What will I learn?


You will learn about:




Statistics



Probability



Number



Algebra



Geometry and Measures


You will also learn to solv
e Mathematical problems; some of these will be functional and therefore be similar to
problems you may need to solve at work or in other aspects of real life.



What will I study?


Maths GCSE:


Unit 1: Statistics and Probability, Number and Algebra, Geome
try and Measures 30%


Unit 2: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measures 30%


Unit 3: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measures 30%



What could this course lead to?

This qualification is the key to unlocking your future. Most employers and further educati
on courses will look for a C
in GCSE Maths.





34


Sciences

Applied Science

Level 2 BTEC in
1 year


Is this course for me?


What goes well with BTEC Applied Science?

BTEC Sport


Prerequisites
:
Students need to have 4 GCSE passes (Grades A*
-

E) DD in Double
Science, D in Maths, D in English;
or BTEC certificate minimum Pass level. If you have not achieved a Grade D or above in Maths you will need to resit
Maths and achieve a C minimum in order to progress onto the level 3 course.


All applicants have to provi
de a positive educational reference stating their suitability for this course, as well giving
information on behaviour, punctuality and attendance on their previous course.(For example, if an applicant cannot
provide evidence of attendance of 90% or over o
n the preceding course they may not be allowed to enrol on this
course).


What will I study?


Year 12:

You will begin on the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Applied Science. For those who progress quickly, there is the
opportunity to complete the Diploma (4 GCSE equivalent)


On this course you will take three units:



Chemistry and our Earth



Energy and our Uni
verse



Biology and our Environment


How will I be assessed?


Assessment will be by coursework


What could this course lead to?

The majority of students who successfully complete this course progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Applied Science at
The Elmgreen
School or into junior roles in a science environment (e.g. trainee technician).