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Danum Academy CfBT Schools Trust is a multi-academy trust offering Academies and Free Schools the ability to maximise the freedoms and benefits that academy status brings without the isolation of being an individual trust. Through CfBT Schools Trust Academies and Free Schools enjoy the security of collaborative working in order to raise standards and narrow the gap whilst divesting themselves of some of the risk associated with going it alone. The Trust works on collective shared responsibility, providing a supportive framework for weaker schools while allowing outstanding and good schools to continue operating independently. CfBT Schools Trust is a subsidiary of CfBT Education Trust; one of the world’s largest educational charities. With more than 40 years’ experience delivering educational consultancy and interventions which make a difference to the lives of learners worldwide CfBT Education Trust offers its expertise in school effectiveness and improvement to the Trust.

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Danum Academy A Specialist Technology College

Sixth Form

Respect • Progress • Succeed

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Relationships between teachers and students are very good and students report how much they value the good teaching and Ofsted support they receive.

A warm welcome

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elcome to Danum Academy where we are very proud of our reputation as an outstanding Sixth Form. Danum’s Sixth Form of approximately 450 students is unique amongst Doncaster schools in that over half of these students have chosen to come to us from other schools in the area. The student mix this offers enhances the appeal of Danum’s Sixth Form both for those already within the school and those who transfer. W  e offer a range of AS and A2 courses in over 30 subjects, including a range of specialist vocational courses. We have a strong reputation for academic success with an excellent record of placing students in higher education on a diversity of courses and in both traditional institutions including Oxford and Cambridge and in the newer universities. Our exam results are consistently high and demonstrate the motivation and talent of our students together with the dedication of our staff.

Our Sixth Form students enjoy a supportive environment. Many students comment on the helpful and friendly approach of the teachers and the support they give to students. The Sixth Form experience is a rich one. Much of this is created by student involvement in the extra curricular activities the Sixth Form offers. We do believe that a quality Sixth Form experience is enriched by students getting involved in a range of activities. We hope you consider our Sixth Form and believe that we can provide the challenge and excitement that comes with being in a large and dynamic environment. Mr David Irons Head of Sixth Form

The great majority of teaching observed in the Sixth Form Ofsted Oct 2011 is good or better.

Sixth Form life is challenging but it brings with it many rewards. In academic terms it offers you choices and a very different way of learning. Sixth Form life also gives you the opportunity to develop as an individual with new personal interests and experiences. A Common Room full of people you do not know can be a daunting experience on Induction Day but students integrate quickly. Becoming involved in the enrichment programme we offer will enable you to discover new talents and abilities, as well as make new friends. What we seek to provide is an environment in which you will feel motivated to achieve new academic and personal goals. You will be challenged but you will also be guided and supported. In the event of individual anxieties or problems arising during the Sixth Form, students can turn to a subject teacher, form tutor or any of the Sixth Form management team for help and advice. Our intention is that no student should feel unsupported.

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ecause of the large number of course opportunities available to you, your timetable will be very individual. Danum’s large Sixth Form, with popular subjects appearing in several option groups, allows for most course combinations. Selecting courses which are appropriate to your strengths, career ambitions, and enjoyment is important in getting off to a successful start. Teaching can be very different from what you have experienced before. Lessons involve debate and discussion and you will be expected to show initiative and follow up topics through your own reading and research. These skills will always benefit you in life, whatever you choose to do.

Danum Sixth Form has given me so many different opportunities and has been a great stepping stone for me in preparation for University. Danum Student

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Sixth Form Facilities Thriving community of students who are all working to achieve their goals.

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uring the day the Common Room is the focal point of Sixth Form life outside the classroom. This facility is available only to Sixth Form students and provides somewhere to meet, make friends, and generally chat during breaks and lunchtimes. The Sixth Form also has its own canteen in the Common Room. The Sixth Form Study Centre offers an all day facility to students. It opens at 8.30am every morning and stays open until 4.00pm each afternoon. We have a qualified Librarian who has overall responsibility for the running of the school’s library facilities and an Assistant Librarian who is based permanently in the Study Centre. The Study Centre has a full suite of computers with internet access.

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The Student Perspective An open letter from an ex-Danum Sixth Former

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Extended Learning

Wherever we can, we try to extend your learning by encouraging you to gain extra qualifications. Extra Qualifications

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mployers and higher education tutors are generally impressed by students who have demonstrated that they can learn independently. You will also impress them with your enthusiasm for learning outside your subject curriculum. Wherever we can, we try to extend your learning by encouraging you to gain extra qualifications. Recent initiatives have seen students taking OCN qualifications in Mentoring. Students have also gained First Aid certificates and Sports Coaching qualifications. In addition we encourage students to pursue more individual initiatives such as gaining qualifications in using Sign Language.

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anum is a specialist technology centre which has enabled the school to be well equipped with ICT facilities. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and students can access the internet at all times in their own Study Centre. There is also access to Wi-Fi throughout the school. 4

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The Sixth Form offers you more than simply the opportunity to gain academic qualifications.

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he aim of our wide extra-curricular programme is to enable you to develop the personal initiative which is so valued by employers and university admissions tutors. Whatever your interests and strengths, there should be something here for you.

It is the universal advice of our past students that the enrichment opportunities of the Sixth Form provide learning experiences which are equally valuable to those of the academic programme. Be prepared to become involved! Whatever your reason for choosing an activity you will develop skills in communicating and working with others outside the classroom. This involvement fosters a sense of community in the Sixth Form in addition to giving you a sense of personal achievement.

I never knew education could be so much fun! Hard work too!. Danum Student

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Sport Whilst sport is not a compulsory part of the Sixth Form curriculum, many students choose to maintain an interest and involvement in sporting activities. Some students choose to play for school teams. The First XI football team competes at regional and national levels. It has an excellent track record in the Doncaster Schools’ Championship, being winners on several occasions during recent years. Danum has a Basketball Academy with students from other schools in South Yorkshire coming to us for basketball coaching. All of the school teams compete at national level in the English Schools competition. The Senior Basketball Team have been English Schools Champions twice in the last five years.

Music Danum offers a wealth of peripatetic lessons. Eighteen visiting instrumental teachers and three full time staff provide a full range of tuition on all the main orchestral and band instruments. Lessons include electric and acoustic guitar, voice and piano. All lessons are free to students, irrespective of whether they take Music A Level. Our only request is that they participate in extra-curricular ensembles within school. Within the peripatetic lessons students are tutored for theory and practical instrument examinations with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music or Trinity School of Music. An accompanist is available in school to help students prepare for exam performance. There is a wide range of opportunities for musicians to use and develop their talents in the Sixth Form. Current music groups include Concert Band, Dance Band, String Orchestra, Orchestra, Clarinet Choir and Flute Group. In addition to performing at school events, the musicians have their own annual Spring Serenade and perform regularly in the Doncaster Museum’s Lunch Hour Recital. The department also organises trips to concerts and musical shows. The Music department offers the use of excellent facilities including modern purpose-built practice rooms, good quality instruments for loan, digital recording studio equipment and powerful PA equipment, an extensive range of recorded music and music scores, a range of synthesizers and keyboards and access to professional music software including ‘Sibelius’ and ‘Cubase’. The Music and Drama departments work together to present an annual musical in which Sixth Form students are heavily involved, both in singing roles on stage and in the accompanying orchestra. The standard of the performances is very high and past productions have included ‘South Pacific’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Carousel’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘The King and I’, ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Oliver’. 6

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We have a thriving senior rugby team coached by an external qualified coach. There are also opportunities to take part in other sports. In the past this has happened in athletics, netball, rounders and girls’ football. Whilst skill levels may vary it enables a wider range of students to become involved in sport and the social benefits of interacting with students in other Sixth Forms are invaluable.

Students’ personal development is good and successfully enhanced by a full and varied range of enrichment activities. Ofsted

Duke of Edinburgh - Gold Award The Award Scheme offers all our Sixth Form students the chance to gain one of the most prestigious youth achievement awards in the country. Success in gaining Gold Award not only provides students with invaluable personal development but a host of life skills that are highly valued by employers and universities. The Gold Award has five sections; service, residential, skill, physical and expedition. The Peak District is used for an initial residential training weekend. Thereafter, students plan two expeditions undertaken over 4 days in areas such as The Lake District and North Wales. These areas provide the opportunity for adventure and walking in scenic valleys, and high and wild hills. The Gold Award is challenging, rewarding and fun, and a large number of students benefit from the whole experience.

Debating Society The Sixth Form have a thriving debating society, which takes part in national competitions. Students gain practice in debating to official Parliamentary Debate rules and there is often both heated debate and light-hearted entertainment! A highlight of the year is the staff vs. student debate – a particularly lively occasion.

Citizenship Foundation - Mock Trial Competition This is a very challenging competition to become involved in. A team of Sixth Form students prepares both the Defence and the Prosecution for cases written by the Citizenship Foundation specifically for the purpose of enabling students to engage in a mock trial. The competition, which is regionally based, takes place on a Saturday in a Crown Court, and High Court Judges preside. Students assume the roles of members of the legal profession and courtroom personnel, jury members and witnesses. Students audition for the various roles and visit local courts to familiarise themselves with protocol. They prepare the appropriate cases and on the day of the competition are drawn against other Sixth Forms in what are very exciting and often tense proceedings.

Young Enterprise This is a nationally recognised organisation which provides the opportunity for students to form their own company. They elect their own board of directors, raise capital by selling shares and ultimately hope to make an profit by producing and selling their own products. The emphasis is on teamwork and having fun, but also learning what it is like to run your own company.

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Extended Learning The London Course

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Wider Community Involvement

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any students become involved in work experience within the local area. Placements may be in schools and nurseries, in sports centres or in residential homes. Students may also become involved in work experience in school or may opt for involvement in such initiatives as an Art Day or Languages Day for younger pupils in school. In addition a number of students are volunteers in the hospital or assist as Young Leaders in the Scouting movement. Many of those involved in sport take coaching qualifications and subsequently assist with running sports events for younger pupils.

Charity Work The Sixth Form supports a number of charity ventures each year, sometimes by giving time and on other occasions by contributing financially towards a non-uniform day in aid of a cause. Annually, money is raised by holding a ‘Wear Pink’ day, with funds being donated to Breast Cancer research. Funds for charitable causes have also been raised by bag packing in supermarkets and by sponsored one-off events. Such involvement helps students become aware of how they can contribute to their local community and, more importantly, how they can impact positively on the lives of others. 8

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he London Course is a very popular fixture in the Sixth Form calendar. The course offers students the opportunity to experience some of the cultural highlights of London. It involves spending 4 days in the capital and choosing their own individual programme from visits as diverse as being involved in a drama workshop at the Globe Theatre to looking at paintings or sculptures in a gallery with an Art expert. We focus on moving away from the usual tourist attractions and discovering the less obvious activities on offer, such as observing proceedings at the Old Bailey, visiting the City and the Bank of England, and having a presentation by the chief curator of the British Library. The course includes a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster a journey down the River Thames to Greenwich, going on the London Eye as well as evening theatre trips to the West End. Almost all who have been on the London Course say that it was one of the highlights of their Sixth Form career.

Curriculum

We teach a wide range of courses and you should look carefully at the entry requirements for each subject. Courses at Advanced Level extend over two years. Students take modular courses leading to AS qualifications at the end of the Lower Sixth and A2 qualifications at the end of the Upper Sixth. Whilst the AS qualification can operate as a ‘stand-alone’, the combination of AS and A2 modules leads to an Advanced Level qualification in that subject. For entry into the above option our recommendation is that you should have achieved at least 6 GCSE passes in different subjects at Grade C or above. We would expect all students progressing onto A Level to have at least a GCSE grade C in English. We would also expect students to have at least a GCSE grade B in the subjects they have chosen to study at A Level.

Specialist Art and Design Course This course is intended for students who have particular strengths in Art and/or Design and wish to progress to A Level in these areas but may not have achieved the usual entry requirements outlined above. Entry to this course is by portfolio and quality performance in Art and/or Design subjects at GCSE Level. Once accepted, you will study the 3 A Level subjects that make up our ‘Art package’ – Art, Graphics and Photography.

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Choosing the right course It’s important that you get off to a good start in the Sixth Form by spending time in Year 11 looking at what is involved in taking your chosen course and ensuring that your abilities and interests are suitably matched. Essentially there are 3 guidelines to making subject choices at this level.

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CAREER DEMANDS. You need to check if a career/higher education course you have in mind demands a particular Advanced Level subject e.g. Chemistry is a compulsory subject for a medical-related degree. Sometimes a request for candidates to have a subject is advisory e.g. some university Economics departments state that it would be beneficial to have Maths or Statistics to AS Level. You can check on such recommendations by contacting us, your school’s careers advice team, or a university department directly. If you intend to study for a specialised course in Higher Education, it may be necessary to choose subjects which form a natural grouping, e.g. Mathematics and Physics for Engineering. If, however, you feel that your strengths are in what appear to be unrelated subjects, then increasingly institutions of Higher Education are happy to accept inter-disciplinary combinations. POTENTIAL SUCCESS IN A SUBJECT. As the step up between GCSE and Advanced Level courses is considerable, it is wise to choose a subject in which you have performed strongly in GCSE. This may not be possible in the case of ‘new’ subjects e.g. Sociology or Politics but you should look at the skills and qualities the department asks for and see how you measure up to them. ENJOYMENT OF THE SUBJECT. In the Sixth Form you will focus on only a small number of subjects and spend much more time on them than was the case at GCSE Level. If you opt for a specialist course e.g. BTEC National Sports Science, you will focus predominantly on this single subject area. It is therefore very important that you are enthusiastic about your chosen subjects. You should also make sure that you know what the study of a particular subject in the Sixth Form involves. In some cases the syllabus content can be very different from what you studied at GCSE Level.

Art (Fine Art)

Biology

We would advise a GCSE in Art at grade C or above, or a strong aptitude and interest in the subject, or any Art based subject if Art was not studied at GCSE.

AS/A2 Biology is a rigorous scientific discipline and students will require good grades in GCSE Double or Triple Award Science (at least BB, preferably higher).

What will I study?

What will I study?

Both Year 12 and 13 feature a major project which is painting and drawing based. AS and A2 exams are both practical in nature and conclude the course. These exams run from February until May.

The course provides a stimulating, in depth and comprehensive grounding in Biology. Beginning with cell physiology the agents of disease and the causes of illness, through the variety of life, to populations and the environment.

There are four units in total, they comprise of:

In Year One (AS) the three modules are:

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

Unit 1: Coursework Project Unit 2: AS Exam Unit 3: Major coursework project Unit 4: A2 Exam

What can study of the subject lead to? Students can go directly on to some degree courses or can opt for an Art Foundation course to help them specialise in a particular area which can then lead to employment in design, illustration, fashion, media, photography, television and theatre.

Comment Let’s face it, Art’s totally different from any other subject. It’s about self-expression, personal investigation and imagination. These are the skills and the characteristics we develop at Danum and we do it on a big scale. Art at Danum is ambitious, hopefully exciting, and always challenging. That’s what great Art does, it asks big questions and we try at every stage from the first project to the last to help students develop the ability to ask big visual questions and produce vibrant, authoritative answers. Art’s a wonderful subject in its own right, but it’s also an excellent complement to more academic areas of study. Some of our best artists are very gifted mathematicians. Come and look, see the work, see what we can deliver and let the painting and drawing of current­ students speak for itself.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

• Cells and transport • Molecules, diversity and health • Practical skill assessment

In Year Two (A2) the three modules are:

• Homeostasis and control • Genetic and environment • Practical skill assessment

Practical assessments account for 20% of the available final A Level grade. Both assessments are undertaken and marked internally.

What can study of the subject lead to? The syllabus covers the core principles of Biology which, in combination with other subjects, opens doors into many Higher Education and Degree courses including: Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Psychology, Veterinary Science, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Marine Biology, Sports Science, Science Teaching.

Comment In fulfillment of the A2 Environment module, students attend a residential field course on the Isle of Arran at the end of their Lower Sixth year. This is an extremely fulfilling and rewarding trip allowing the students to develop excellent working relationships with peers and staff. Teamwork, communication and problem solving skills are emphasised and all students experience biological theory in real world situations.

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Business Studies

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? We don’t stipulate that you must have taken GCSE Business Studies. What we would expect is that you have a keen desire to learn more about the world of business. The emphasis is on participation in lessons, hence debate and discussion are healthily encouraged. You are also expected to expand your knowledge by reading business-related articles and watching relevant television programmes.

What will I study? The AS Level introduces candidates to the challenges and issues of starting a business, including financial planning. It then explores the key internal functions of business and how the management of these functions can assist in improving the effectiveness and performance of a business.

Some of the key areas of study are: The AS Level modules will cover:

• Starting a business • Operational management • Marketing and Competition • Management, including Human Resource Management  roduction, including an in-depth look at • PJapanese techniques A2 modules will cover:

• External influences • Leadership, Corporate Culture, Ethics • Managing change

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? We are looking for students with an enquiring mind and an interest in businesses and how they operate. You need to have a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively with a wide range of people. Because the course focuses on portfolio work it is ideal for students who enjoy and do well in coursework.

What will I study? You will be studying real companies, not just textbook based theory. Equivalent to 2 A Levels, Applied Business takes a more ‘hands on’ approach to Business than the more traditional A Level. You will gain an understanding of the world of business and enterprise by studying a series of companies. In Year 12 you will complete six compulsory units designed to introduce you to the key areas of business:

• Investigating Business • Investigating Marketing • Investigating E-Business • Investigating Customer Service • Investigating People at Work • Investigating Promotion

The first four of these will be assessed by portfolio; the last two by examination. In Year 13 you will select six units from the 17 available optional units which are designed to enable you to pursue your interests and career choices more extensively.

What can study of the subject lead to?

Business Studies is an acceptable qualification for a number of higher education courses in general and vocationally linked degree courses in particular. Examples include International Business Studies, Accountancy, Marketing and Media, Management Studies, Human Resource Management and Business and Japanese.

Applied Business develops the skills employers and universities are increasingly looking for. Self-organisation and motivation, communication, problem-solving and team working are all integral to success on this course. The portfolio nature of the course is very similar to the task/project nature of many jobs in business nowadays and thus Applied Business prepares students ideally for the world of work. Equally, the self-study and research skills this course develops are critical factors in success in Higher Education. Applied Business is a sound stepping stone if you wish to pursue a University course in a business related area.

Comment

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Questions, case studies and essays are set at regular intervals throughout the course.

What can study of the subject lead to?

Business Studies is the fastest growing subject area in Higher Education. Media interest in the affairs of the business world has also increased, clearly in response to a greater public awareness of how businesses operate.

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Decisions made in the business world are central to our day to day living and relevant to us all. This offers exciting career opportunities for those who want to get involved.

Design and Technology Chemistry

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? The course forms a logical extension to GCSE Science courses. Chemistry itself plays a pivotal role in the natural sciences, providing the essential basic knowledge for applied sciences, from astronomy to agriculture, medicine and pharmacology. If you have a desire to seek answers to questions raised by the chemical world that surrounds us and you have at least a BB grade in GCSE Science, then Chemistry could be for you.

What will I study? We follow the AQA Chemistry syllabus, which aims to develop essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of chemistry and the skills needed to apply this knowledge to new situations. Unit 1: Atomic Structure, Bonding and Introduction to Organic Chemistry Unit 2: Chemistry in Action including Collision Theory, Redox and Metals Unit 3:

Practical Work

A2 Modules Unit 4: Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry Unit 5:

Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry

Unit 6:

Practical Work

Units 3 & 6 have a 3 part structure PSA:

Practical Skills Assessment

ISA:

Investigative Skills Assessment

Stage 1: Practical investigation Stage 2: Written paper

What can study of the subject lead to? AS/A Level Chemistry forms a sound basis for further studies in chemistry or as a contributory qualification to other Higher Education courses and it is an essential qualification for Medicine, Dentistry and other health related subjects.

Comment In recent times, students have attended courses at Durham and Manchester universities. Year 13 students have also attended practical sessions at Sheffield University Chemistry department.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? Although by no means vital, it is a big help if students have studied Design and Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Resistant Materials or Product Design to GCSE Level, and have achieved a grade C or above.

What will I study? AS Modules Module 1 - The Advanced Innovation challenge is a design challenge assessing candidates’ ability to design and model a product and then reflect on their design concept. Module 2 - The Product Study is a coursework unit. It consists of product analysis and product development, prototype modelling and testing. A2 Modules Module 3 - Candidates are required to produce a coursework portfolio and product that fully demonstrates their designing, making and evaluation skills using creativity, flair and innovation. Module 4 - This is a written paper that consists of two components. Candidates will be able to select questions across the focus material areas. Component One consists of eight questions, and each question follows a common format. Marking: 24 of the 36 marks are drawn from the core content and relate to the material focus; 12 marks are allocated to the specific material content from each of the focus areas. Candidates answer one question. Component Two assesses the abilities of candidates to make immediate design thinking responses to a given situation. It is intended to be a discriminator in identifying those candidates who can effectively use their experiences and knowledge in designing and making.

What can study of the subject lead to? The course provides opportunities for students to follow a wide variety of product design based courses offered at university or to gain employment in Design.

Comment The course will allow you to develop:

n awareness of industrial processes and • a manufacturing techniques that underpin the manufacture of products and systems within products;

awareness of the responsibilities • aof ndesigners and technologists to mankind through an increasing knowledge of the potentials and hazards inherent in technological advance, change and decision making.

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Economics

Drama and Theatre Studies

You should be able to write with perception and clarity: it is therefore likely that you will have a GCSE grade A or B in English/English Literature. You should have developed a level of practical and critical awareness of drama and theatre equivalent to GCSE, but attainment in GCSE Drama and Theatre Arts is not a requirement.

Economics is a new subject for everyone. What we would say is that we would hope students have a broad understanding of current economic problems and suggested remedies. It is vital – if you intend to succeed – that you are prepared to take an interest in economic current affairs by reading quality newspapers, economic reviews and watching relevant TV programmes/news broadcasts. Being a social science, Economics fits in well with a combination of either arts or science subjects at A Level. It is hoped that students who select this subject enjoy debating some of the challenging issues that this subject explores.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The course is based upon four main areas of study of drama and theatre:

The AS course builds on understanding of the important concepts that underpin the study of Economics, in particular, we look at how the Government is running the economy and how we, as consumers, make our decisions.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

• interpretation of plays for performance (‘set texts’); • theatre practitioners (such as Stanislavski or Brecht); • live productions seen; • your own practical work.

We seek to integrate the theoretical study of drama and theatre with practical application, so we encourage experimentation within practical work and offer options for acting, costume, masks, stage setting, lighting or sound. Your final examinations consist of written examinations, and assessed performances.

What can study of the subject lead to? There are many degree courses in Theatre/Performing Arts for which this course is obviously excellent preparation – to say nothing of the specialised vocational degree courses at such places as RADA, LAMDA, or Rose Bruford. But most students simply want to combine the rigour of academic analysis with a love of theatre and the opportunity for greater self-expression.

Comment The time commitment cannot be over-emphasised! You will be required to spend a great deal of your own time in rehearsal if you are to achieve the practical aims and objectives of the course. You will make use of the stage facilities at Armthorpe Road, including the dedicated theatre workshop, and the Drama Studio at Leger Way. You will be expected to attend the theatre visits arranged by the department in order to broaden your experience. You will be encouraged to take part in a wide range of theatrical experiences and should be aware that performance for an audience will play an integral part of the course.

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Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

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The A2 course focuses on international trade and in particular, the European Union. It also analyses economic decision-making in detail and studies the role of competitive markets in the economy.

What can study in this subject lead to? Economics is a subject in its own right at University. Alternatively, many students use Economics as the basis for progression to degrees in Business Studies, Accountancy, Law, Politics or as part of a modular degree in Humanities or Social Science. Many of our ex-students have gone on to successful careers in management, finance and other high profile industries.

Comment Economics aims to make sense of the world in which we live. It is concerned with the real world and is therefore constantly in the news. Economics examines such questions as what kind of policies can reduce unemployment in the UK? What economic measures can be taken to deal with pollution? Should the Government cut the tax on petrol? Will a single European currency be a good thing for the UK? Should we scrap Third World debt? Is the growth of the Chinese Economy an opportunity or a threat? These questions, and many more, will lead us into plenty of lively debate!

English Language

English Literature

English Language involves a great deal of writing, so you must have good control of English: grade B at GCSE English should be considered a minimum. Students who have studied a foreign language often find their knowledge of grammar useful.

English Literature requires extended essay writing, so you must have good control of English: grade B at GCSE English should be considered a minimum. You should have grade A or B in GCSE English Literature. There is little point in doing the course unless you read regularly, widely, and for enjoyment.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The course involves the detailed study of language, both written and spoken. There is some linguistic theory, to equip you with the specialist terminology to comment on language in use. You will study how language has changed over time, and how children acquire language.

English Literature involves detailed study and analysis of plays, novels and poetry from the 14th century to the present. You will cover a wide variety of texts, from a range of historical periods. You will study at least one Shakespeare play, in great detail, and (usually) a 19th century novel, a poetry selection, and a 20th century play. Some texts will be chosen by your group, and some for wide reading you choose for yourself.

Not only will you analyse different styles of language, but you must also demonstrate that you can write yourself for a variety of audiences, and in a variety of formats.

Your knowledge and understanding will be examined through a combination of formal written examinations and a folder of coursework assignments.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

In Year 13 you will carry out an individual investigation into an area of Language which interests you.

What can study of the subject lead to? Although there are degree courses in Linguistics, most of our students have vocational aims. The course is excellent for anyone intending to be involved in communication: journalists, lawyers, personnel management, teachers. (Note: all teacher training courses include some elements of this course!). The subject is obviously excellent as a supporting course if you are studying Languages, or indeed any A Level subject.

“Fast-track” If your written English is very fluent and well-controlled (usually shown by A’s or A*s at GCSE) you may be offered the chance to join a ‘fast-track’ group taking English Language as a one year course in the Upper Sixth with reduced lesson time. Obviously this entails a great commitment of time and effort, to compensate for reduced teacher input. The course begins in May, and Year 12 students who have excelled (usually in English Literature) in the first two terms, are invited to join the group. However, you may put your own name forward: if you wish to do so you should discuss it with the Head of Department, in good time.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

What can study of the subject lead to? Degree courses in English Literature, including a vast range of specialisms, are widely available, and can lead on to almost any career involving personal relationships (after all, studying characters in books is good practice for handling real people) - notably personnel, management, the “caring” professions, librarianship, law. But most of our students use English Literature as a supporting subject at A Level: It complements any Arts subjects, and the techniques developed of forming hypotheses and then justifying them by detailed textual analysis are essential for any further or higher level study.

Comment English Literature lessons are “discussion-based” - i.e. you will spend many of your lessons exchanging ideas, arguing about interpretation, and practising the required level of linguistic or critical vocabulary, through oral work. English courses are not for “shrinking violets”, or for students who want to sit quietly taking notes. You will have a considerable amount of private reading to do, and you have to be sufficiently motivated and organised to plan and submit your own work. A substantial proportion of the work for the course is individually negotiated and supervised through tutorials.

Comment Debate and discussion on such topics as notions of ‘good’ English form much of the focus for learning in lessons. Students appreciate this challenging and rewarding approach.

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Food Technology

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

Ethics and Philosophy

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? There are no prior knowledge requirements for this subject. However, students should have at least a C in English.

What will I study? AS Unit 1 Foundations: Students must study two from nine areas, these will be Ethics and Philosophy of Religion. Ethics involves a study of ethical theories (Religion and Morality; Utilitarianism; Situation Ethics) and a study of ethical dilemmas (Issues of War and Peace; Sexual Ethics). In Philosophy, students will consider the philosophical arguments about the existence of God through the study of key ideas, strengths and weaknesses of the Design Argument and the Cosmological Argument. Unit 2 Investigations: This unit has an enquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. There are seven areas of study, ours is Buddhism. Each area contains three topics, students must study one topic in Buddhism. This unit allows the student to undertake individual research and to work independently. It is an externally assessed exam. A2 Unit 3 Developments: Students will study a further two from nine areas, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion. This unit is designed to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed at AS Level. Ethics involves a study of ethical theories (Critiques between Religion and Morality; Deontology; Natural Moral Law; Virtue Ethics) and a study of applied ethics (Ethical Language; Emotivism; Objectivity; Relativism; Subjectivism; Justice/ Law/Punishment). In Philosophy, students consider Religious Experience, the Ontological Argument and Atheism in the philosophical arguments about the existence of God. Unit 4 Implications: This unit considers the implications of beliefs and values, through the contexts of Religion and Human Experience, from both an individual and a wider social perspective. Students will answer one question which is based on Ethics Anthology (from a choice of three).

What can study of the subject lead to? Ethics and Philosophy is a branch of Religious Studies, it will give you access to a range of careers and higher education courses. It gives you the opportunity to develop a variety of transferable skills (e.g. collecting, synthesising, interpreting information) and key skills, which universities and employers seek. Ethics and Philosophy combines well with any Humanities subject. Equally, if taken with Mathematics or Science, this subject provides you with a very broad academic base.

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This course is suitable for you if you: w  ish to explore different philosophical or ethical approaches to religion and life; h  ave an interest in debating and thinking about important issues in life; have an interest in Religious Studies.

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The course provides excellent progression from GCSE Food Technology. A minimum of a GCSE grade C in Food Technology or a Food/Science related course is recommended for entry.

What will I study? Unit 1: Materials, Components and Applications The study of nutrition, health and social factors associated with food. Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making You will spend 50 hours on a project/s which will contain aspects of nutritional and commercial practice. Unit 3: Design and Manufacture The study of food safety and preservation, and of the broader perspectives of the food industry. Unit 4: Coursework You will spend 60 hours on a project showing skills in Designing and Making.

What can study of the subject lead to? This is a recently developed course, designed to meet the needs of students interested in a career in the expanding food industry, health care, nutrition, education and in the broader fields of design, business or science. The course provides an excellent opportunity to develop your research and investigative skills, along with problem solving and practical food skills. Group work, along with individual work, features substantially in the course, allowing the development of key skills.

Comment The course is enjoyed by those who choose to study it. Small group numbers allow for teaching to be tailored to developing strengths and this contributes to a supportive and encouraging environment. The Department has two well-resourced specialist rooms, along with an ICT suite.

Geography

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? GCSE Geography is preferable for study of the subject at Advanced Level. As an A Level geographer we would expect you to have a good knowledge of current affairs and be willing to read around subject matter being studied.

What will I study?

Unit 4: Geographical Skills Students will develop an understanding of the process of geographical investigation including fieldwork, skills needed to complete investigation, an awareness of problems and an ability to evaluate outcomes. Fieldwork: Students will be expected to attend a number of field trips during the course of the two years. A week long residential will take place to the Isle of Arran. A weekend trip will be offered as well as a small number of day visits. There may also be the possibility of a half term visit to Iceland, but this is only in the early stages of development.

AS Unit 1: Managing Physical Environments Students will develop an understanding of the physical processes and factors that produce features, the impact of these processes on human activity and how human action has affected the physical processes. Topics are rivers, coasts, hot and cold environments.

What can study of the subject lead to?

Unit 2: Managing Change in Human Environments Students will develop an understanding of the processes that produce a variety of human environments, the principal changes and how humans are trying to manage the changes. Topics are managing urban change, managing rural change, energy and tourism.

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A2 Unit 3: Global Issues Students will develop the ability to identify and quantify issues of global concern, an understanding of the processes responsible for these issues, how humans are responding and the different consequences. Options include earth hazards, climatic hazards and globalisation.

Geology

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? This subject is only offered in the Sixth Form and therefore no previous knowledge is necessary. However, it is recommended that students should have at least a grade B in GCSE Science. A keen interest in all matters Geological will of course be very helpful, as will a willingness to participate in a range of practical based assignments. Fieldwork will form part of the course and further details will be given closer to the time, but this will have a cost implication.

What will I study? OCR Geology is a specification that affords candidates the opportunity to study geological processes that operate at and below the Earth’s surface, the evidence of past life and the uses made of geological materials. Students will study 3 units in the first year and a further 3 in the second year. One of the units in each year will be practical based. AS Units include;

 lobal Tectonics: earth structure, earthquakes, tectonics, • Ggeological structures.  ocks: the rock cycle, igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic • Rprocesses and products. • Practical skills in Geology: fieldwork based. A2 Units include;

 nvironmental Geology: energy resources, engineering • Egeology, mineral deposits.

Geography is an interesting and stimulating subject. An AS or A Level in Geography will provide you with a qualification and background for entry into Higher Education. Its broad base of knowledge, along with wide practical and personal skills also makes it a desirable qualification for entry into the professions e.g. Management, teaching, business. Studying Geography at Danum will provide you with a number of opportunities and experiences that will prepare you for university, employment and ultimately life. The department prides itself on not only successful results, but also the significant number of A Level candidates who continue their Geographical studies beyond Danum. If you are ready for a challenge then Geography could be the choice for you!

 volution of life, Earth and climate: fossil formation, morphology of • Efossils, dating methods. • P ractical skills in Geology: fieldwork based.

Assessment will be as follows;

AS – 2 exams worth 30% and 50% and coursework worth 20% (this then constitutes 50% of the A level). A2 – 2 exams worth 15% and 25% and coursework worth 10%.

• G eology can be used as a general Science qualification.  tudents of Geology gain a range of specialist skills – observational • Sskills, the ability to use practical scientific methods, problemWhat can study of the subject lead to?

solving skills and the ability to communicate ideas.

 any students study Geology at university: Earth Science, • MOceanography, Environmental Geology, Geophysics and Exploration Geology are also related degrees.

 areer opportunities specific to Geology include: natural hazards • Cagencies; environmental work; hydrogeology; oil industry; engineering geology; mining and quarrying industries; geophysics; government agencies; scientific research; waste disposal; forensic geology.

 any of these jobs present opportunities of working in exotic • Mparts of the world!

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Graphics

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? It is advisable that students should have a grade C or above in GCSE Art or Graphics. However, students showing a strong aptitude for the subjects will also be accepted onto the course. Enthusiasm and commitment are vital!

Government and Politics

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? This subject is only offered in the Sixth Form and therefore no previous knowledge is necessary. However, it is recommended that students should have skills equivalent to GCSE English Language Grade C. Students will be expected to have a keen interest in politics and current affairs and must be prepared to read about current political issues. This is an on-going, ever-changing subject and discussion of current issues is an essential part of the course. Typical discussion points are: Is Britain Democratic? H  ow bad is Britain’s debt? W  ho runs Britain and America?

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What will I study? Module 1 - People, Politics and Participation - Elections, Voting Behaviour, Parties, Pressure Groups Module 2 - Governing Modern Britain - Prime Minister, Cabinet and Parliament Module 3 - The Politics of the USA - Pressure Groups, Voting Behaviour, Elections, Political Parties Module 4 - The Government of the USA - Congress, President, Supreme Court, Constitution

What can study of the subject lead to? The knowledge and skills developed in the study of politics are useful for students wishing to embark on a wide range of careers such as law, economics, personnel management, journalism, the Civil Service and the media. These skills also complement those developed in other subjects. Politics forms a good combination with other arts and social science subjects.

Comment The course is a popular option for students. It is also a successful one: it has been on the Sixth Form curriculum since 1997 and has a 100% success rate. The course has a practical dimension and includes visits to the Houses of Parliament, local council meetings and courts of law. Visits to lessons have been made by the local MP, MEP and Councillors.

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What will I study? The term Graphics can cover a multitude of different types of visual communication. The course is a mixture of illustration, corporate identity and digital image manipulation. During the course you will become confident with a range of skills and will learn to use Desktop Publishing and Adobe Photoshop. There are four units in total, they comprise of: Unit 1: Coursework Project Unit 2: AS Exam Unit 3: Major coursework project Unit 4: A2 Exam

What can study of the subject lead to? This course provides excellent preparation for the professional world and for degree/foundation courses. Future careers could include illustration, graphic design, web design, typography, package design, advertising, promotion plus many, many more.

Comment This is an exciting and demanding course which has already seen some very creative and high quality outcomes to the design briefs issued to students. The course is excellent preparation for the world of professional image making.

Health and Social Care

History

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? The most important thing you need in order to take this course is a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in health early years/ education and the care needs of a wide range of people, a willingness to explore new ideas and the ability to work as part of a team. You do not need to have studied this at GCSE Level.

What will I study? This course is a double award gaining 2 A Levels. The emphasis is placed strongly on coursework as well as examination, so if you can manage your time effectively, are a good communicator, and enjoy group work as well as independent learning, then this course will allow you to develop skills relevant to careers in health, social care and early years. The first year is made up of six units: (4 coursework and 2 exam units) E ffective caring E ffective communication N  eeds and provision for early years clients C  hild development N  eeds and provision for elderly clients Health, illness and disease.

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The second year is made up of a further six units: (3 coursework and 2 exam units, plus an option unit being either coursework or an exam unit) H  uman development, factors and theories W  orking in health and social care S ervice users with disabilities (option unit) E arly years education R  esearch methods and perspectives T he role of exercise in maintaining health and well-being U  nderstanding mental disorder (option unit)

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What can study of this subject lead to? Health and Social Care leads to a wide range of career options and employment opportunities in nursing, midwifery, speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, early years education, primary school teaching, social care and many more health, education or social work related careers.

Comment As part of this course you will have the opportunity to complete a placement in a variety of settings and discuss aspects of health care with a wide range of health practitioners. You may also have the opportunity to gain a First Aid qualification.

The syllabus further develops the skills attained at GCSE and so a good result at GCSE (minimum grade B)1 is an advantage. However, students with a firm academic background who do not meet this requirement but have enthusiasm for the subject and a genuine interest are also welcome. It is recommended that students should have GCSE English Language grade C.

What will I study? The course follows the themes of revolution and identity. AS 1. Russia in Revolution, 1881-1924: The challenges to the Tsarist state, 1881-1906; Tsarism’s last chance, 19061917; February to October 1917; Holding on to and consolidating power, 1918-24. Stalin’s Russia: The struggle for power; Transforming the Soviet Union; Persecution and control; The making of a superpower. 2. British Political History, 1945-90: Consensus and Conflict: The Labour election victory of 1945; The Conservative governments of 1951-64; Labour and Conservative governments 1964-79; The Conservative election victory of 1979. A2 3. France, 1786-1830: Revolution, Empire and Restoration: The onset of revolution and the collapse of absolute monarchy 1786-89; Terror and reaction 1793-99; France under Napoleon, 1799-1806; The Bourbons restored. 4. The Making of Modern Germany, c1800-c1900: The German states in the early 19th century and the impact of the Napoleonic wars; The process of unification and the role of Bismarck, 1845-71; Diplomacy and the growth of German influence; Developing national identify in a united Germany.

Paris As preparation for A2 Modules the department provides the opportunity for a four day visit to Paris in conjunction with the Language Department. This highly successful trip is very popular with students.

What can study of the subject lead to? Historians are trained to take a broad view. Consequently their expertise is in great demand in many industries, professions and businesses. Wherever there is a need to understand the interaction of politics, economics, philosophy, science, technology and geography, you will find historians. History also trains you to use evidence and communicate your findings effectively. History teaches you to be critical about what is presented and such critical awareness is essential in all worthwhile careers.

Comment A study of history can stimulate both the emotions and the intellect. An enjoyment of the story itself is an introduction to a more analytical approach, which will examine not just what happened, but how and why.

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Information and Communication Technology (Applied)

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? The GCE in Applied ICT A Level provides you with an opportunity to develop a wide range of ICT skills and can be used as one of the core subjects of the modern world. This is a varied and challenging course. You don’t need to have studied ICT before but if you have the GCSE or Dida in ICT then this course builds on the work done at that level. What you must have is an interest in how technology is used in business, at school and at home. You may not want to be a computer programmer but you should be interested in using computers in a variety of ways. You should be someone who will enjoy working independently on a research project and also be prepared to take part in group activities and discussions.

What will I study? This is a varied and challenging hands-on practical course. You will learn about the advanced uses of packages covering presentation, publishing, spreadsheets, web design, multimedia and database software, and the secrets of advanced searches on the internet. You will also study how organisations use ICT and the impact of widespread use of technology on society. Components of the AS Level: Module 1 - Using ICT to Communicate - Coursework Module 2 - How to Organise using ICT - Case study with external assessment Module 3 - ICT Solutions for Individuals and Society - Coursework Components of the A2 Level: Module 4 - Working to a Brief - Compulsory Coursework Plus two units from: Module 5 - Interactive Multimedia - Coursework Module 6 - Desktop Publishing - Coursework Module 7 - Artwork and Imaging - Coursework Module 8 - Developing and Creating Websites - Coursework

What can study of this subject lead to? Some examples of careers in ICT include Database Administrator, IT Consultant, Network Manager, System Engineer, Software Designer, Software Developer, Web Developer, IT Sales Manager, Data Processor, Service Engineer, Hardware Engineer, IT Marketing Manager and IT Teacher.

Comment At present it is estimated that there is an approximate shortfall of ICT trained staff to the extent of about 100,000 vacancies. This means the opportunities are huge.

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Mathematics

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? The minimum entry requirement for A Level Mathematics is grade B in GCSE Mathematics. The primary reason to choose one of the options offered by the Mathematics department is because you enjoy Maths and the challenge that it provides. If you are enthusiastic about problem solving and working in a logical manner, then studying Maths is a good choice for you.

What will I study? There are two options available to you: 1. Mathematics AS Level Students study two core modules: Core 1 or 2 These modules further develop skills in areas of GCSE Maths that you have already studied (algebra, coordinate geometry, sequences, trigonometry) and introduce you to new topics (differentiation, integration, series, exponentials and logarithms). Mechanics 1 – This module suits those students who study physical sciences (Physics and Chemistry). Statistics 1 – This module suits those students who study Biology and Social Sciences (Geography, Psychology, Sociology). A2 Level – Students study two core modules: Core 3 & 4 – Students should choose one applied module: Mechanics 2 or Statistics 2 These modules further develop your understanding of the applied Maths that you will have studied in either Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1. Decision 1 – This module suits those students who study ICT and Business Studies or those students who wish to broaden their study of applied Maths. 2. Fast-track Mathematics This intensive and demanding option is suitable for more able students. The minimum entry requirement for ‘Fast-track’ Mathematics is a grade A in GCSE Mathematics. Year 12 – Students study the full A Level in Mathematics (six modules) and begin to study AS Statistics. Year 13 – Students will study A Level Further Mathematics (six modules) and/or A Level Statistics (six modules). If you complete the full ‘fast-track’ option, you will be awarded three A Levels: Mathematics, Statistics and Further Mathematics.

Comment A Level Maths is a requirement if you want to go on to study subjects such as Maths, Statistics, Engineering, Physics or Accounting at University. However, you are also more likely to succeed at many other degrees if you have done A Level Maths. For example Geography, Psychology, Medicine and Sports Science degrees all use advanced Maths skills. A Level Maths is also highly respected by employers and admissions tutors at universities, making it an incredibly useful qualification.

Media Studies

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? You should be able to write with perception and clarity: it is therefore likely that you will have a GCSE grade A or B in English, and probably in English Literature as well. The analytical skills required are similar to - but more extensive than - those required for English Literature. A good knowledge of film is often useful.

What will I study? Many of the lessons will be spent ‘deconstructing’ media texts (which might be print, video, film or radio). You will spend whole lessons exchanging ideas, arguing about interpretation, and practising the required level of specialist or critical vocabulary, through oral work. You will formally study such concepts as media genres, representations, institutions and audiences and apply them to texts ranging from ‘Big Brother’ to ‘Facebook’ pages. You will have to produce two media artefacts, for two different platforms (broadcasting, print or e-media). You might choose to make use of our video-editing facilities or draw on your knowledge of desk-top publishing.

Modern Languages French, Spanish, German

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? Consider this course if; you are good at languages (A*, A, B at GCSE); you enjoy languages; you are enthusiastic and ambitious; you are interested in other cultures; you want to travel and meet other people; you enjoy a challenge.

What will I study? We offer A Level languages in French, German and Spanish, following the AQA specification. There are 4 units: AS Unit 1: Listening, reading and writing Unit 2: Speaking The themes covered are; Media, Popular culture, Healthy living, Family and Relationships. A2

What can study of the subject lead to?

Unit 3: Listening, reading and writing

The media industry is one of the most successful and fast-growing in the country, and this is reflected in the huge number of Media-based degree courses. Employment rates among graduates are higher than average. However, many students at Sixth Form level are likely to be looking for a subject which will support other Arts subjects, and many of the skills learned are applicable to other subjects where close analysis and commentary are required.

Unit 4: Speaking

Comment Media Studies is the study of “those technological means of communication which produce artefacts for consumers” - predominantly television, radio, film, the Press, and forms associated with the media such as advertising and popular music. No previous study of the media is required, but it is essential that you have a keen interest in a wide range of mass media, and are prepared to spend a great deal of time watching, listening and reading.

The themes covered are; Environment, The multi-cultural society, Contemporary social issues, The study of a cultural topic.

What can study of the subject lead to? Careers in:- Sales, Marketing, Librarianship, Tourism, Secretarial, Customs & Excise, Transport, Banking, Telecommunications, Teaching & Lecturing, Translating & Interpreting, Engineering, Publishing, Law, The Armed Forces, Civil Service, Aviation, Immigration, Accountancy, Media. Students of Foreign Languages communicate effectively. They develop valued transferable skills and they are highly employable.

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Music

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? The Music Department welcomes students from a wide variety of musical backgrounds. Many of our students arrive having passed with a good grade at GCSE Music and with passes of Grade 5 and above on their instrument(s) or voice. However, we have had some equally successful students who have not taken GCSE Music previously or have no formal qualifications on their instrument or voice. Naturally, there is a requirement to have a reasonable level of musical ability on an instrument or singing and some experience of writing your own music would be very helpful.

What will I study? Unit 1 – Written Examination: Influences on Music The study of music from 1700 to the present day. Music studied will include orchestral music, choral music, musicals and British pop music. Unit 2 – Composing: Creating Musical Ideas You will choose from a variety of composing options including free composition in a style of your choice, imitating the style of other composers or arranging music. Unit 3 – Performing: Interpreting Musical Ideas In this unit you will prepare two performances chosen from a solo performance, an ensemble performance or a performance including music technology. Unit 4 – Written Examination: Music in Context The study of a wide variety of music including orchestral music, 20th century choral music, music for small ensembles and jazz & blues. Unit 5 – Composing: Developing Musical Ideas You will choose from a variety of options including free composition in any style, imitation of other composers or arranging music in pop, rock or jazz style.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? We appreciate that few students will have any previous experience of Photography but any Art subject studies at GCSE would help. Interest and determination are what we are looking for most in our photographers.

What will I study? Photography in different formats will be included such as 35mm, 6 x 6cm medium format and digital photography. Projects include Landscape, Portraiture, Still Life for Advertising and Reportage. You will study the work of the world’s great photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansell Adams, Cecil Beaton, David Bailey and many more. There are four units in total, they comprise of:

Unit 6 – Performing: A Musical Performance In this unit you will prepare a 10-15 minute programme of two or more contrasting pieces on an instrument, voice or using music technology.

Unit 1: Coursework Project

What can study of the subject lead to?

Unit 4: A2 Exam

It will provide you with an essential qualification to gain access to the major music colleges and university music courses. Possible career opportunities linked to music include Performing, Teaching, Composing, Arts Administration, Broadcasting and Television, Journalism, Publishing, Recording Industry, Librarian and Music Therapy.

Comment At Danum, you will find a full variety of extra-curricular musical activities to join in including concert band, orchestra, choir, a swing band, clarinet choir, recorder ensemble, brass group and string quartet. The school also has an enviable reputation for producing musicals of a very high standard. Whatever your musical tastes, you will find something to join in and if you can’t find it, why not start it yourself?

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Unit 2: AS Exam Unit 3: Major coursework project

What can study of the subject lead to? There are lots of Photography jobs in Media, Publishing, Fashion and Sport.

Comment Everybody takes photographs and it’s becoming easier all the time. It takes patience, knowledge, understanding and creativity to be a photographer, as well as being prepared to go out and look for interesting photographs. You do have to be prepared to learn a lot very quickly. We try and get you “independent” by the end of the first term. This means you will be able to do at least the basic camera and printing work, either film based or digital, under your own initiative so you can work as a photographer on your own projects. This way you won’t be restricted to school to take photographs, there’s a whole world out there.

Physics Physical Education

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? Physical Education is a very demanding, yet stimulating course for any student with a keen interest in sport and physical activity. Students with passes at GCSE Level in Physical Education/Biology will have an advantage, but neither are essential.

What will I study? The syllabus encompasses the study of human movement, performance, and behaviour in relation to Physical Education, Sport and Physical Recreation. In doing so, the course examines anatomical, physiological, psychological and contemporary issues in Physical Education and sport. The focal point of the course is the high inter-relationship between practical performance and theory. Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology/Acquisition of Skill Unit 2: Contemporary Studies in PE and Sport Unit 3: Practical Coursework Unit 4: Psychology/Comparative Studies Unit 5: Exercise Physiology and Synoptic Unit 6: Practical Element The practical component makes up 30% of the assessment weighting in both AS and A Level. Students are assessed in 2 practical activities. In both Year 12 and 13 there is a coursework element. Instead of it being in a written format it has to be assessed verbally, where students evaluate and plan for the improvement of performance in their chosen sport. (Worth 10% of AS marks).

What can study of the subject lead to? Medicine, medical related degrees, biomedical Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Studies degrees, Teaching/ Sports Coaching/Sports Development, Leisure Management and Psychology.

Comment The department is equipped with three high specification teaching rooms with interactive projection and laptop computer facilities. The school has excellent sporting facilities and a tradition of excellence in Physical Education.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? This course introduces new material and also extends the knowledge gained at GCSE level. For the new components of the course, such as particle physics, no prior knowledge is required. It is, however, desirable that students achieve a grade BB in GCSE Science in order to build on prior knowledge.

What will I study? AS Unit 1: Particle physics and quantum phenomena – matter and radiation, quarks and leptons, quantum physics. Electricity – Electric current, direct electric circuits, alternating current. Unit 2: Forces and materials – describing motion, forces, energy and power, material physics. Waves and optics – the nature of waves, interference, refraction, diffraction. Unit 3: Investigative and practical skills – internal practical assessment. A2 Unit 4: Fields – gravitational, electric and magnetic fields, capacitors Further mechanics – circular motion, momentum, simple harmonic motion. Unit 5: Nuclear physics – radioactive decay, nuclear instability, nuclear energy. Thermal physics – thermal energy, ideal gases, molecular theory. Turning points in physics – the discovery of the electron, wave-particle duality, special relativity. Unit 6: Investigative and practical skills – internal practical assessment.

What can study of this subject lead to? Due to the shortage of physicists, many career possibilities exist in a wide range of settings – engineers need an excellent knowledge of physics, as do RAF pilots, computer games programmers and, of course, scientists such as meteorologists and radiographers. Many careers outside of science value physics qualifications due to the analytical skills gained whilst studying the subject.

Comment The AQA Physics course is a fascinating and stimulating one. It has been designed to give students a glimpse of physics at the cutting edge of research and equip them with skills which are highly desired by many employers.

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Psychology

Sociology

It is not necessary for prospective students to have studied GCSE Psychology, nor to have any prior knowledge of Psychology. However, it is desirable that students have achieved at least Grade C in GCSE Mathematics, Science and English.

Studying Sociology will involve a strong emphasis on essay writing and independent reading. A GCSE grade of C or above in English is therefore essential. Beyond this formal requirement, the Sociology classroom would be enriched by those with a natural curiosity to learn more about social issues. An appetite for debate would be welcome too!

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

What will I study? AS Unit 1: Cognitive Psychology - Memory, Developmental Psychology, Early Social Development, Research Methods. Unit 2: Biological Psychology - Stress, Social Psychology, Social Influence, Individual Difference of Psychopathology. Unit 3: Topics in Psychology - Three from Biological rhythms and sleep, Perception, Aggression, Relationships, Eating behaviour, Gender, Intelligence and learning, Cognition and development. Unit 4: Psychopathology: schizophrenia, depression and anxiety disorders. Psychology in action; debates in psychology, the psychology of addictive behaviour, media psychology, the relationship between research, policy and practices in applying psychology, psychology and the scientific method.

What can study of the subject lead to? Many career possibilities exist in a variety of settings - in hospitals, clinics, and health centres, assessing and treating children and adults with mental health problems, and helping those with physical problems cope with the challenges they face; in business and industry, testing potential employees, assessing employee satisfaction, running leadership courses, offering stress management strategies, assisting with equipment and workplace environment design to maximise efficiency and productivity; in school, testing abilities, identifying problems, consulting with parents, designing and implementing programmes to improve achievement; in prisons and similar institutions, devising rehabilitation schedules, profiling criminals and criminal behaviour; in the armed forces and civilian forces, assessing and devising training schedules... and these are just a few.

Comment The AQA modular Psychology scheme has been designed to appeal and be accessible to a broad band of students. It covers a full range of interesting and stimulating topic areas without the need for excessive specialism.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?

What will I study? Year 12: Module One – Families and Households How has family life changed in recent decades? Why has there been an increase in divorce? Is there a ‘dark side’ to family life? Module Two – Education Why have females achieved higher grades than males in recent decades? How does money and family background influence grades and life chances? What is the purpose of an education system: equal opportunities or social control? Year 13: Module Three – The Sociology of Religion and Belief Systems Is religion dying a slow death in British society? Do religious beliefs lead to harmony or conflict in society? Is religion a drug used to control the masses? Module Four – Crime and Deviance Is there a typical criminal in British society? Is there a typical victim? What causes crime: poverty…prejudice…poor parenting…peer group pressures? Should we be tough on criminals or tough on the causes of crime?

What can study of the subject lead to? Those who have studied the complexities of social life will clearly have an enhanced understanding of the world that surrounds them. It is therefore difficult to think of an occupation that wouldn’t benefit from sociological insight. Former students of Sociology can be found in the fields of education, healthcare, the police force, the media, journalism, criminology, social work, politics. A qualification in Sociology should not simply represent a stepping-stone to a career, however. The subject is about much more than that. It aims to foster a culture of enquiring minds and enlightened thoughts.

Comment Sociology can be defined as ‘the academic study of society’. It appeals to those with a genuine interest in current affairs, social issues and a desire to understand human behaviour. Sociology is not, however, simply a debating chamber. Success on the course depends on detailed sociological knowledge of theories and research findings, expressed using appropriate academic language. Sociological insight enables students to challenge social stereotypes and prejudices. Be warned: it is guaranteed to change the way you see the world!

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Sport and Exercise Science Level 3 BTEC Diploma and Extended Diploma

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? The Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science is the equivalent to 2 A Levels and therefore takes up 2 option columns; the Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels and takes up 3 option columns. Acceptance onto the course is dependant on students acquiring five A-C passes at GCSE including Maths and English as well as a minimum Merit at Level 2 BTEC Sport or a C grade or above at GCSE Physical Education, failure to get these grades will require an interview with the Head of Department/Head of Subject to see if admission may still be possible. Both Level 3 courses are two years in length with 12 units completed in the Diploma and 18 units in the Extended Diploma. The courses are coursework and assignment based with no end of year exams. We work in collaboration with several outside agencies including Doncaster Rovers FC where we produce statistical analysis of games to use in the Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences unit. We also work closely with local Primary schools where our Level 3 students deliver coaching and multi-skills programmes. The Sports Coaching unit also enables students to gain the Community Sports Leaders Award (CSLA) in year 12 and after successful completion they can progress onto the Higher Sports Leaders Award (HSLA) in year 13 which in its self carries UCAS points and is a valued qualification amongst prospective employers or further educational establishments. Due to the coursework based nature of the course students are expected to produce consistently high standards of work and be able to manage their time well and always meet deadlines. Extended Diploma students will study all 18 units below, Diploma students will study the 12 units below but will not study the units underlined.

What will I study?

Unit 7 Exercise, Health and Lifestyle Unit 9 Training and Fitness for Sport Unit 11 Analysis of Sports Performance Unit 14 Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise Unit 20 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology Unit 21 Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

What can study of the subject lead to? Both Level 3 courses are excellent for students who wish to move onto further education at degree level or pursue careers within the growing sport and leisure industry. The course particularly lends itself to students interested in physiotherapy, sports injury rehabilitation, teaching and Sports Science/ Coaching degrees.

Comment Both courses offer a diverse way of learning in the extended classroom, delivered by motivated and committed staff . The continued growth and popularity of the course year upon year indicates an enjoyable, as well as a rewarding two years for Sport and Exercise Science students at Danum.

Unit 1 Anatomy for Sport and Exercise Unit 2 Sport and Exercise Physiology Unit 3 Sport and Exercise Psychology Unit 4 Research methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences Unit 5 Research Project for Sport and Exercise Sciences Unit 8 Fitness testing for Sport and Exercise Unit 10 Sport and Exercise Massage Unit 12 Sports Nutrition Unit 15 Sports Injuries Unit 16 Sports Coaching Unit 18 Practical Team sports Unit 23 Work-Based experience in Sport www.danum.org | Sixth Form

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Statistics

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? Students will need at least a grade B in Maths at GCSE. It is not a requirement to have studied GCSE Statistics.

What will I study? You will study six modules over two years. These units will cover a range of Statistical concepts and techniques. You will also study some Probability. There is particular emphasis on interpretation of results and the quality of data – are the results significant and reliable? You will look at common misrepresentations of statistics in society and learn to look for the flaws in the data that is presented to us.

What can study of the subject lead to? Statisticians are increasingly in demand in many areas of work, especially in Economics, Medicine (for clinical trials), Government (Departments of Education, Health, Transport, etc.), Banking and Finance, Sports Science, Scientific Research, and Market Research. It is a course that is welcomed by universities, and on many degree courses including Geography, Psychology, Biology, Economics and Business there are compulsory statistical units such is the importance of the subject.

Comment This is a course that will teach you to question information that is presented to you. Do speed cameras reduce road fatalities? Are children who use mobile phones more likely to develop brain tumours than those who don’t? Is the Lottery worth playing? Does the positive correlation between T.V. ownership and life expectancy mean we should buy more T.V.’s? The results in Statistics at Danum are excellent. In 2010 one student won the National award as the top candidate in the Mathematics group of A Level subjects as a result of his performance in A level Statistics. There were an estimated 17,000 entries in that group. No one has ever failed Statistics at Danum. Over the past 4 years 31 out of 57 students (54%) have achieved a grade A or better, compared to just 18% nationally. The Statistics department prides itself on its record in the subject and the support it offers to its students.

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Textiles

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? Students will need at least a grade C in GCSE Textiles Technology for entry, in addition to a strong interest in Textiles and Fashion.

What will I study? AS At AS, candidates will have the opportunity to study and work with a wide variety of fabrics and components used in the design and making of textile products. Unit 1 will cover: Source and classification of the main fibre groups; Yarn types and properties; Fabric manufacture; Fabric finishes and surface decoration; Product components; Industrial and commercial practice; Development of design; Design Influences. Unit 2 is coursework Students produce a portfolio of design work which supports a number of practical items. Work completed by previous students on the course has included shirts, skirts, recycled fashion, fashion “monsters” and interior products. A2 At A2, candidates will continue to design and manufacture exciting textile products alongside an understanding of the processes and procedures of commercial textile manufacture. Unit 3 will cover: Testing and comparing the relative merits of fabrics in relation to their intended use; Manipulating and combining fabrics; Major developments in textiles technology; Product life cycle and fashion cycles; Design in the human context; Industrial and commercial practice; Fabric manufacture; Marketing and Branding of Fashion; History of Costume; Fashion Designers Past and Present. Unit 4 is coursework Students choose to develop a practical project of their own choice.

What can study of the subject lead to? This course is designed to meet the needs of students interested in a career in the fashion and textiles industry.. Many successful students go on to study fashion or textile related degrees at University.

Comment The course is enjoyed by those who choose to study it. Small group numbers allow for teaching to be tailored to develop individual strengths and this contributes to a supportive and encouraging environment. The Department has a well resourced specialist room, along with an ICT suite. Opportunities to gain further valuable experience will be provided in the form of visits to relevant establishments, museums, exhibitions etc.

Travel and Tourism

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course? This course is designed to give students a grasp of the Travel and Tourism Industry which is one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the UK.

What will I study? Unit 1 Introducing Travel and Tourism: You will learn about the nature of the industry, the development of travel and tourism and the sectors involved in the industry. plus Unit 2 Investigating Tourism Destinations: In this unit you will learn about the characteristics of tourism destinations, destination appeal and trends in popularity. You will also learn about the Tourist Area Life Cycle (TALC). and Unit 6 Trends and Issues in Travel and Tourism: Here you will look at the change in trends and expectations of tourists. You will look at technological, environmental, political and security changes to the industry. This unit will end with a research unit you will create. Unit 7 Managing Travel and Tourism Organisations: For this unit you will discover how Travel and Tourism Managers, manage the people who work for them. Management styles, organisational objectives and customer service standards will all be looked at. You will also learn about key government legistlation that governs Travel and Tourism Organisations.

What can study of the subject lead to? Students following this course may move on to a degree or HND course, or into employment in a huge industry that is still expanding.

Comment This course will appeal to those students who are keen to learn about the tourism industry, other cultures, tourism management, tourism development and the impacts of tourism. You will be given the opportunity to visit relevant tourism destinations and experience visitor attractions. You will also be given the opportunity to gain the ‘Welcome Host’ qualification that is recognised throughout the UK. It will also support those students following the Sports Science Course.

Students receive good and impartial advice on the next steps they might take in their education or into employment Ofsted Oct 2011 www.danum.org | Sixth Form

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GCE A Level Results - Summer 2011 Entries

A*

A

B

C

D

E

U

ART & DESIGN GRAPHICS

14

0

2

7

4

1

0

0

ART & DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY

24

0

2

14

6

2

0

0

BIOLOGY

37

0

2

5

12

10

7

1

BUSINESS STUDIES

28

1

6

6

8

4

3

0

BUSINESS Studies (Applied – Double award)

30

0

0

5

11

12

2

0

CHEMISTRY

15

0

0

4

5

2

4

0

DRAMA

2

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

ECONOMICS

14

0

0

7

4

2

1

0

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

28

0

5

4

10

7

2

0

ENGLISH LITERATURE

17

0

0

3

10

4

0

0

ETHICS & PHILOSOPHY

9

0

0

2

4

3

0

0

FINE ART

15

0

2

5

6

2

0

0

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

FRENCH

2

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

GENERAL STUDIES

73

3

10

19

21

13

5

2

GEOGRAPHY

22

0

4

7

6

2

3

0

GERMAN

3

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

26

0

3

6

6

6

3

2

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (Double award)

26

0

4

8

6

7

1

0

HISTORY

14

0

2

5

5

1

1

0

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

16

0

0

2

5

6

3

1

MATHEMATICS

42

6

10

9

6

8

3

0

MATHEMATICS (FURTHER)

9

2

5

2

0

0

0

0

MATHEMATICS (STATISTICS)

19

4

4

7

0

3

1

0

MEDIA STUDIES

18

0

1

3

9

5

0

0

MUSIC

8

0

0

6

2

0

0

0

PE

7

0

0

1

3

3

0

0

PHYSICS

24

0

3

7

2

3

5

4

PRODUCT DESIGN

10

0

1

3

3

3

0

0

PSYCHOLOGY

44

2

5

9

12

9

5

2

SOCIOLOGY

39

1

12

10

11

5

0

0

SPANISH

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

SPORTS SCIENCE (BTEC – Double award)

60

N/A

28

16

12

6

0

0

TEXTILES

4

0

0

0

2

1

1

0

TRAVEL & TOURISM

6

1

2

1

2

0

0

0

TOTAL

709

21

115

187

196

129

50

11

Cumm %

100

3.0

19.2

45.6

73.2

91.4

98.5

100

Subject

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Relationships between teachers and students are very good and students report how much they value the good teaching and Ofsted support they receive.

A warm welcome

W

elcome to Danum Academy where we are very proud of our reputation as an outstanding Sixth Form. Danum’s Sixth Form of approximately 450 students is unique amongst Doncaster schools in that over half of these students have chosen to come to us from other schools in the area. The student mix this offers enhances the appeal of Danum’s Sixth Form both for those already within the school and those who transfer. W  e offer a range of AS and A2 courses in over 30 subjects, including a range of specialist vocational courses. We have a strong reputation for academic success with an excellent record of placing students in higher education on a diversity of courses and in both traditional institutions including Oxford and Cambridge and in the newer universities. Our exam results are consistently high and demonstrate the motivation and talent of our students together with the dedication of our staff.

Our Sixth Form students enjoy a supportive environment. Many students comment on the helpful and friendly approach of the teachers and the support they give to students. The Sixth Form experience is a rich one. Much of this is created by student involvement in the extra curricular activities the Sixth Form offers. We do believe that a quality Sixth Form experience is enriched by students getting involved in a range of activities. We hope you consider our Sixth Form and believe that we can provide the challenge and excitement that comes with being in a large and dynamic environment. Mr David Irons Head of Sixth Form

The great majority of teaching observed in the Sixth Form Ofsted Oct 2011 is good or better.

CfBT Schools Trust is a multi-academy trust offering Academies and Free Schools the ability to maximise the freedoms and benefits that academy status brings without the isolation of being an individual trust. Through CfBT Schools Trust Academies and Free Schools enjoy the security of collaborative working in order to raise standards and narrow the gap whilst divesting themselves of some of the risk associated with going it alone. The Trust works on collective shared responsibility, providing a supportive framework for weaker schools while allowing outstanding and good schools to continue operating independently. CfBT Schools Trust is a subsidiary of CfBT Education Trust; one of the world’s largest educational charities. With more than 40 years’ experience delivering educational consultancy and interventions which make a difference to the lives of learners worldwide CfBT Education Trust offers its expertise in school effectiveness and improvement to the Trust.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this prospectus and any accompanying inserts. Changes may be introduced at short notice. This information does not form any contract between parents and Danum Academy Technology College. CfBT Schools Trust is a part of CfBT Education Trust which is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Company No. 867944; Charity No. 270901

Danum Academy CfBT Schools Trust is a multi-academy trust offering Academies and Free Schools the ability to maximise the freedoms and benefits that academy status brings without the isolation of being an individual trust. Through CfBT Schools Trust Academies and Free Schools enjoy the security of collaborative working in order to raise standards and narrow the gap whilst divesting themselves of some of the risk associated with going it alone. The Trust works on collective shared responsibility, providing a supportive framework for weaker schools while allowing outstanding and good schools to continue operating independently. CfBT Schools Trust is a subsidiary of CfBT Education Trust; one of the world’s largest educational charities. With more than 40 years’ experience delivering educational consultancy and interventions which make a difference to the lives of learners worldwide CfBT Education Trust offers its expertise in school effectiveness and improvement to the Trust.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this prospectus and any accompanying inserts. Changes may be introduced at short notice. This information does not form any contract between parents and Danum Academy Technology College. CfBT Schools Trust is a part of CfBT Education Trust which is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Company No. 867944; Charity No. 270901

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