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CHICHESTER HIGH SCHOOL WELCOME TO OUR SIXTH FORM EDUCATION IN A SUPPORTIVE AND CARING ENVIRONMENT

2018-2019


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Welcome Choosing where to continue your education can be a daunting decision and will most certainly be one that shapes your future, whether it be in Higher Education or employment. Here at Chichester High School Sixth Form we aim to provide our students with not only an outstanding education, but also one-to-one guidance to ensure your future is all that it can be. Chichester High School Sixth Form is not only a large and vibrant community but also consistently successful academically. We expect all those who choose to enter the Sixth Form, whether from Chichester High School or elsewhere, to have a strong commitment to the school and to the wider community of which the school is a part. The Sixth Form is committed to helping all its students to maximise their potential and achieve academic excellence. At the same time, we also provide many opportunities for leadership in academic, sporting, artistic and social contexts, and we look to our Sixth Form to play a major part in the school’s continuing achievements. The aim of Chichester High School Sixth Form is to provide a high quality post-16

Vickie Smith - Head of Sixth Form, with Joss Edwards who is receiving a GEM award

education, which will enable all students to reach the very best possible standards of achievement in both their academic and personal development. High expectations, strong teaching and excellent relationships are key features of the Sixth Form. All Sixth Formers are expected to take charge of their own learning so that, through both individual effort and teamwork, they attain the highest possible academic success and develop an approach to life that will be of permanent benefit to them.

STUDENT QUOTE

“ The support and guidance from the Sixth Form Team is brilliant

A message from our Student Council “Sixth Form will provide you with freedom for individuality whilst giving you a helping hand in your education, in a familiar environment.

STUDENT QUOTE

“Whatever your chosen course and future ambitions, Sixth Form allows you to fulfil your potential, both by studying GCE level subjects and also preparing you effectively for Higher Education and life beyond your studies.”

Devoted staff members encourage a sense of community, forming a strong relationship between students and teachers. Although we do have the high school as a setting, Sixth Form is independent, allowing for a mature Sixth Form Centre, run by students, for students. Each year we aim to make a significant impact, not only on the lives of the students, but also local communities through various engaging Sixth Form events. This helps us continue with our extensive

charity work, whilst continuing to produce good results academically. We all decided to attend Sixth Form due to the enthusiasm from both students and teachers, and the idea of a positive learning environment for the next two years.”


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SIXTH FORM LIFE

“ The end of term Fashion Show is great fun and it raises lots of money for charities ”

Leavers Tea A celebration to say goodbye and good luck to our Year 13 students

Life in our Sixth Form NOT ONLY FOCUSED ON ACHIEVING OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC RESULTS BUT BEING PART OF A THRIVING SOCIAL COMMUNITY

Summer Ball Held at Avisford Park, the Summer Ball is one of the favourite events of the year, where both Year 12 and 13 get to celebrate the end of the year.

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Ensuring that our students achieve their potential is a key aim for Chichester High School Sixth Form; however we also believe that it is our duty to offer them opportunities beyond their education, to ensure that every individual becomes a wellrounded person.

FUNDRAISING Fundraising is at the heart of the Sixth Form and the Sixth Form Council take a leading role in this. Every year they choose a range of charities that they wish to support and, throughout the year, they organise a variety of events to support this; such as quiz nights, Christmas lunches, fancy dress days, performing arts events and the Sixth Form’s famous annual Fashion Show. Last year they raised over £3000 through hosting these popular activities, and this year they plan to introduce many new events to help raise the £5000 target they have set themselves this year. Within the first academic term they have exceeded the £500 mark and they are keen to maintain this impressive effort. Silly hat day to raise money for charity.

CELEBRATIONS To reward the students for their undeniable hard work and effort throughout the year, the Sixth Form Council organises an end of year Summer Ball. This is one evening where students and teachers alike can let their hair down on the dancefloor after a 3 course sit down meal, and celebrate a wonderful year. At the end of term a Rewards Day is held to commemorate the success and achievements of every student that finishes the year at Sixth Form, for example we took the Year 12’s to Thorpe Park for a fun day of rollercoasters and rides. Lastly for the year 13’s, we hold a Leavers Tea at Chichester Cathedral to celebrate their success throughout the Sixth Form and to say final farewells.


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THE BEST CHOICE REASONS WHY OUR SIXTH FORM IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU!

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We offer a bursary fund for students who are aged 16-19. This is means tested and those students who meet the set-criteria, and are eligible, will be able to use the funding to support such things as: 

Travel to and from Sixth Form

Educational trips

A DEDICATED SIXTH FORM TEAM

University interviews

We have a team of staff to ensure that your transition into Sixth Form, and then into the wider world of education or employment, is as smooth as possible.

Educational books

Further information can be found on the DofE website

CAREERS AND HIGHER EDUCATION ADVISORS

We have a specialist Higher Education Advisor, who is based in the heart of the Sixth Form Centre. She is on hand to support our students, with the choices ahead regarding Higher Education, and is supported with a set of trained tutors, who have regular one-toones with their tutees. We also have a careers advisor who provides dedicated careers interviews for all students.

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A VIBRANT AND EXCITING SIXTH FORM LIFESTYLE

Our student-led Council are at the heart of our Sixth Form community and organise a wide range of exciting events for our students. Students who come to our Sixth Form make friends for life, and have unforgettable experiences, which shape their future and the people they become.

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http://www.education.gov.uk A DEDICATED SUPPORT SYSTEM

We have a free professional counsellor on site who is available to our students under a referral system. She is highly recommended and offers a confidential service to those that need it.

Success at Higher Education Higher Education advice is a real strength at Chichester High School Sixth Form. Currently 95% of our students have gained admission to the university of their choice with a good proportion of students gaining places at Russell Group Universities and success at Oxford or Cambridge.

You will be placed in a tutor group best suited to your subject choices and our cycle of application advice begins in the Autumn Term, with sessions from our dedicated Higher Education Advisor, and the chance to attend University Workshops for subjects such as Medicine or Veterinary Science at Nottingham.

In the Spring Term, we attend the Higher Education Convention in Portsmouth and host talks from local Universities and the Student Finance Company. There is also the opportunity to attend information sessions on “Applying to Oxford and Cambridge”, held by their admissions tutors, at local schools. Then in the Summer Term, we work

on students’ personal statements and provide advice to parents about the application process. In Year 13 you can make an appointment to see the Higher Education Advisor who will help you to perfect your personal statement and send off your application to UCAS at a time that will maximise your chances of receiving your offers quickly.

STUDENT QUOTE “ I chose to come to the Sixth Form as it felt like the best and easiest transition from Year 11 as I was familiar with the teachers, the place and people ”


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FAQ’s

FIRST CLASS FACILITIES

HOW MANY SUBJECTS WILL I STUDY IN THE SIXTH FORM? Most students will choose three subjects which they will study for 2 years. It may be negotiable to take four. WHAT GCSE REQUIREMENTS DO I NEED TO START A LEVEL? 5 grade 5’s at GCSE, with a grade 6 in the specified subject. Students must gain a grade 5 in English and Mathematics. Some subjects may allow students to start without GCSE English and/or Mathematics. However, English and Maths GCSE will need to be retaken if a grade 4 or higher is not achieved. WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND IN SEPTEMBER? You will confirm your subject choices after your GCSE results. You will then have a month to change subjects, option blocks permitting. DO I HAVE TO ATTEND REGISTRATION EACH DAY? Every student is expected to attend an assembly and a registration period once a week. You will also have regular one-to-one appointments with your tutor to discuss progress and life in the Sixth Form.

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A dedicated Sixth Form Centre with social room, kitchen area and study rooms 2 dedicated Sixth Form computer suites A well-equipped Learning Resource Centre which has a dedicated section to the Sixth Form students

HOW MANY PERIODS ARE THERE PER WEEK FOR EACH SUBJECT? Each A level subject has 9 lessons per fortnight plus 1 lesson of enrichment. WHAT CAN I DO IN MY STUDY PERIODS? Take advantage of the study room and silent study room in the Sixth Form Centre. There are also further study rooms and libraries within the main school buildings. All study rooms/ libraries have internet access. WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE IN THE SIXTH FORM CENTRE? A seminar room, social room, study rooms with computers, games area and lots of outdoor space. ARE THERE ANY EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES? Yes, loads! The Sixth Form Council is very active and organises parties and fund raising events, such as Fashion Shows and the Summer Ball. There are a number of Sixth Form clubs, as well as opportunities to take part in DofE, CCF, Sports Leadership and LAMDA. In addition, there are opportunities for work experience and many educational trips, such as Art trips to Barcelona and the Sixth Form trip to New York.

A fitness centre which is well-equipped with a range of modern exercise machines A theatre, with a seating capacity of 200, which is fully equipped with state of the art lighting and sound system

STUDENT QUOTE “I enjoy being somewhere which is predictable in the high standard of teaching and the friendliness of the people but surprising in the diversity of social activities and opportunities”


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Art & Design (Fine Art) 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7202 “I LOVE ART BECAUSE IT ALLOWS ME TO EXPLORE MY CREATIVITYAND GIVES ME THE FREEDOM TO EXPLORE NEW STYLES”

What will I study? Fine Art Component 1 This component uses the initial starting point of “Structure and Form” on which to base the students independent work. We provide a series of workshop based lessons for the first term, where a wide range of materials are used such as a variety of drawing techniques, printing, etching, painting, collage etc. This initial starting point is then developed in a personal way by the individual students who use contextual and artists links to create a large body of independent investigation. Fine Art Component 2 Starting in the Spring Term, an exam component, this includes a 15 hour supervised test period. One question from the exam paper is explored by the students in their own personal way. The final submission includes the preparatory sketchbooks made in lesson time and the final piece made over the 15 hrs.

Assessment Objectives AO1

Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations

How will I be assessed?

AO2

Component 1: Personal investigation – no time limit (60% of A-level) Component 2: Response to an externally set assignment – preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time (40% of A-level)

Explore and select appropriate resources, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops

AO3

Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress

AO4

Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions

What can I do next? Suitable for careers in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, Art Therapy, Cartography, Fine Art Conservation, Textile Design, Fashion, Print Design, Fashion Communication, Costume, Interior Design, Styling and Jewellery Design.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in Art or a related Art subject

Course Leader Mrs Esther Williams 2018/19


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Biology 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7402 “THE EXPANSION OF KNOWLEDGE YOU GET FROM THE TRANSITION FROM GCSE TO A-LEVEL IS EXTREMELY REWARDING�

What will I study? You will study content from 8 topics in total: 1. Biological molecules 2. Cells 3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment 4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms 5. Energy transfer in and between organisms 6. Organisms respond to change in their internal and external environments 7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems 8. Control of gene expression

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Objectives AO1

AO2

Paper 1: Any content from topics 1-4 (written exam) Paper 2: Any content from topics 5-8 (written exam) Paper 3: Any content from topics 1-8 (written exam)

AO3

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures. Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures. Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence.

All papers include relevant practical skills

What can I do next? Suitable for careers in Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Social Sciences and Sports Science.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in Biology or Double Science (grade 6 in all exam components) and grade 6 in Maths

Course Leader Mr Matthew Rake

2018/19


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Business Studies 2 YEAR COURSE

EDEXCEL-9BS0 “THE TEACHER INSPIRES ME TO DO WELL AND THE SUBJECT HAS GIVEN ME CONFIDENCE IN HOW TO START UP A BUSINESS�

What will I study? Within the A-Level Business Studies you will be introduced to themes 1 and 2 through building knowledge of core business concepts and applying them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how business works. More complex business information is developed in themes 3 and 4 where you will be required to take a more strategic view of business opportunities. Content includes: Theme 1: Marketing and people Theme 2: Managing business activities Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy Theme 4: Global business

Assessment Objectives AO1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various business issues

AO2

Apply knowledge and understanding to various business contexts

Paper 1: Marketing, people and global businesses (written examination)

AO3

Analyse issues within business

Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy (written examination)

AO4

Evaluate quantitative and qualitative information to make informed judgements

How will I be assessed? Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment (written examination)

Entry Requirements

What can I do next?

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in English

Suitable for careers in Business Administration, Economics, Politics, Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Human Resources.

Course Leader Mrs Ann Davies

2018/19


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Chemistry 2 YEAR COURSE

OCR-H432 “ORGANIC CHEMISTRY IS REALLY INTERESTING AND IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A PROPER CHEMIST�

What will I study? The course has been developed in consultation with industry and has an increased emphasis on understanding and application rather than recall. You will learn the basics of organic and inorganic chemistry and how these relate to everyday life. The course is divided into chemical topics, each containing key concepts. Organic and inorganic topics are studied in more detail and depth. Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5 Module 6

Development of practical skills in chemistry Foundations in chemistry Periodic table and energy Core organic chemistry Physical chemistry and transition elements Organic chemistry and analysis

Assessment Objectives AO1

AO2

How will I be assessed? Component 1: Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry (written examination) Component 2: Synthesis and analytical techniques (written examination)

AO3

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures. Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures. Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence.

Component 3: Unified chemistry (written examination)

Entry Requirements

What can I do next?

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in Chemistry or Double Science (grade 6) and grade 6 in Maths

Suitable for careers in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, Forensics, Medicine, Teaching, Philosophy and Geology among others.

Course Leader Mrs Roberta Conway / Mrs Claire Oliver

2018/19


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English Language & Literature 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7707 “ENGLISH IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SUBJECTS. THE COURSEWORK IN THE SECOND YEAR IMPROVED MY THINKING AND WRITING SKILLS AND I GOT TO STUDY A TEXT OF MY CHOICE.”

What will I study? This course integrates literary and non-literary texts. Students will engage with a wide range of texts and use literary and linguistic analysis to gain insight into the nature of different texts. Students will develop skills as producers and interpreters of language by creating texts themselves and reflecting on their own methods of production. Telling Stories Students will explore the representation of place, point of view in narrative and the creation of poetic voice. • Remembered Places – Paris Anthology • Imagined Worlds – ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ – Margaret Atwood • Poetic Voices – An anthology of poetry by Carol Ann Duffy Exploring Conflict Students will explore writing about society, the role of the individual in society and recreative writing based on set texts. Students will use critical commentary to evaluate their own writing. Language analysis methods are integrated into the activities. • Writing about Society – ‘The Great Gatsby’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald is used as the base text for a re-cast • Critical Commentary – an exploration of how you have used language for effect in your re-cast • Dramatic Encounters – Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’

Assessment Objectives AO1

Apply concepts and methods from intergrated lingustic and literary study

AO2

Analyse ways in which meaning sare shaped in texts

AO3

Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which texts are produced and received

How will I be assessed?

AO4

Explore connections across texts

Component 1: Telling Stories (written examination)

AO5

Demonstrate expertise and creativity in the use of English to communicate in different ways

Component 2: Exploring Conflict (written examination) Component 3: Non-Exam Assessment – A personal investigation that explores a specific technique or theme in both literary and non-literary discourse

What can I do next? Suitable for careers in Journalism, Teaching including English as a Foreign Language, Librarianship and Information Management, Advertising and Copywriting, The Arts, Marketing and Public Relations.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in English Language and Literature

Course Leader Ms Lucy Noakes 2018/19


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English Literature 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7712 “I LOVE LITERATURE! I LOVE THE WAY THAT YOU EXLPORE DIFFERENT TEXTS AND A HUGE VARIETY OF WRITING STYLES”

What will I study? The A-level course uses the historicist approach to texts which rests upon reading texts within a shared context. Students are encouraged to explore the relationships that exist between texts and the contexts in which they were written, received and understood. Students are encouraged to read widely across a range of texts and connect them across time and topic. Appreciating alternative readings and allowing for a range of interpretations is also central to the methods students will use to approach texts. Students will be encouraged to create an argument and show personal preferences for interpretations of texts. Love Through the Ages: Exploration of aspects of a literary theme (‘Love through the Ages’) as seen through time. Students will study three texts: one prose, one poetry and one Shakespeare drama. (eg ‘ Wuthering Heights’, Poetry from pre-1900, ‘Measure for Measure’.) Texts in Shared Contexts – Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the present day. Students will study three core texts and a wide range of prose extracts. Independent Critical Study: Texts across Time. This extended essay will be a comparative critical study of two texts, at least one written pre-1900.

How will I be assessed? Component 1: Love Through the Ages (written examination) Component 2: Texts in Shared Contexts – Modern Times (written examination) Component 3: Non-Exam Assessment – Independent Critical Study

What can I do next? Suitable for careers in Journalism, Teaching including English as a Foreign Language, Librarianship and Information Management, Advertising and Copywriting, The Arts, Marketing and Public Relations.

Assessment Objectives AO1

Articulate informed, personal and creative responses to literary texts

AO2

Analyse ways in which meaning sare shaped in literary texts

AO3

Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which texts are produced and received

AO4

Explore connections across texts

AO5

Explore literary texts informed by different interpretations

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in English Language and Literature

Course Leader Ms Andrea Hodson

2018/19


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French 2 YEAR COURSE

EDEXCEL-9FR0

What will I study? The specification is split into 2 sections. You will study 4 topics focusing on: • Evolving Society in France • Political and artistic culture in Francophone countries • Immigration and the French multicultural society • The Occupation and Resistance.

Assessment Objectives

How will I be assessed? Paper 1: Paper 2: Paper 3:

Listening, Reading and Translation into English Written response to French literary text or film, translation into French and grammar exercises Speaking – 5 mins preparation time plus 16-18 mins exam

What can I do next? Suitable for careers in Modern Languages, Interpreting and Translation, Education, Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects including English, Maths, Engineering, Law, Business and Accountancy.

AO1

Understand and respond, in speech and writing, to spoken language.

AO2

Understand and respond, in speech and writing, to written language.

AO3

Show knowledge of and apply accurately the grammar and syntax prescribed in the specification.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in French

Course Leader Mrs Mary-Jane Coomber

2018/19


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Geography 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7037 “I’VE ALWAYS LIKED GEOGRAPHY AND BY PICKING IT UP AT A-LEVEL IT ALLOWED ME TO LOOK DEEPER INTO THE SUBJECT”

What will I study? Human and physical geography are studied with four compulsory subjects of water and carbon cycles; coastal systems and landscapes; global systems; and global governance and changing places. There will be 2 further units from a choice of hazards, ecosystems, urban environments and population. Students will complete a written independent investigation (counting for 20% of the final qualification), which will require them to attend a residential trip to Nettlecombe in Somerset (approx. cost £395).There will be further fieldwork opportunities during day trips to the Jurassic Coast and London Docklands.

Assessment Objectives

How will I be assessed?

AO1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of places, environments, concepts, processes, interactions and change.

AO2

Apply knowledge and understanding in different contexts to interpret, analyse and evaluate geographical information and issues.

AO3

Use a variety of relevant quantitative, qualitative and fieldwork skills.

Paper 1: Physical Geography. 2 hours 30 minutes. 40% totall marks. Paper 2: Human Geography. 2 hours 30 minutes. 40% total marks. Paper 3: Independent investigation (3000 – 4000 words). 20% total marks.

What can I do next? Suitable for a career in Geography, Archaeology, Religious Studies (Theology), History, Philosophy, Literature and Languages, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science or Sustainable Development.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in Geography

Course Leaders Mr Robin Barclay/Mr Nick Peters 2018/19


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History 2 YEAR COURSE

EDEXCEL-9H10 Route H: Democracies in Change “HISTORY HAS EXPANDED MY GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND HAS GIVEN ME CONFIDENCE IN ESSAY WRITING WHICH HAS HELPED WITH ALL OF MY STUDIES”

What will I study? Route H: In the twentieth century, liberal democracies came under increasing challenge from both within and without. The options in Route H allow you to understand the nature, and effectiveness, of the response to these challenges by studying two different countries, Britain and the USA. Option 30: Additionally you will study Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII 13991509. This option enables you to study a fascinating period in medieval history and the often brutal struggle for control of the English throne. You will study key aspects in depth as well as gaining a broad understanding of the key themes running across the period.

Assessment Objectives AO1

Demonstrate, organise and communicate knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate the key features related to the periods studied.

AO2

Analyse and evaluate appropriate source material, primary and/or contemporary to the period, within its historical context

AO3

Analyse and evaluate, in relation to the historical context, different ways in which aspects of the past have been interpreted

How will I be assessed? Paper 1: Topic 1H: Britain transformed, 1918–97 (written examination) Paper 2: Topic 2H1: The USA 1920-1955 Boom and Bust (written examination) Paper 3: Topic 30: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII 1399-1509 (written examination) Coursework: A choice of: The Origins of the Cold War, Resistance and Collaboration in France 1940-1944, Medieval Britain. This is a single assignment worth 20% of the total A2 grade.

What can I do next? Suitable for a career in History, Politics, International Relations, Law, Economics, English, Accountancy, Marketing, and Business Studies.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in English

Course Leader Dr Alun Williams 2018/19


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Mathematics 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7357 “THE TEACHING STAFF ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE AND PUSH US TO ACHIEVE OUR FULL POTENTIAL”

What will I study? The course will cover higher level Core mathematics and include Statistics and Mechanics sections in two of the papers at the end of the course. The course content is highly suitable for students who wish to follow an Applied Science or Engineering route in higher education. It is particularly important for those students who are considering Sciences at A level. We are also offering the opportunity to all students to use a CASIO 991-EX Classwiz Calculator during the course, recommended by AQA. Students can purchase these via the Mathematics department at a reduced cost. CORE: Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Numerical methods MECHANICS: Vectors, Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws and moments. STATISTICS: Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing.

How will I be assessed? Paper 1: Core Algebra

Assessment Objectives AO1

Use and apply standard techniques

AO2

Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts

AO3

Paper 2: Core Algebra with Mechanics evenly split

Entry Requirements

Paper 3: Core Algebra with Statistics evenly split

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in Mathematics

What can I do next?

Course Leader Mr Neill Redmayne

Suitable for a career in Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences and Finance.

2018/19


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Further Mathematics 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7367 “FURTHER MATHS HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE REAL WORLD IMPLICATIONS OF MATHS AND HAS ENCOURAGED ME TO TAKE ENGINEERING AT UNIVERSITY�

What will I study? The course will cover high level Core mathematics and include Decision, Statistics and Mechanics sections in two of papers at the end of the course, please note that no coursework is required for this qualification. This course is particularly important for those students who are considering Physics at A level. We are also offering the opportunity to all students, to use an advanced Casio 991-EX Classwiz during the course. This maybe, purchased at a reduced price via the mathematics department. CORE: Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations, Trigonometry, Numerical methods, Coordinate geometry MECHANICS: Dimensional analysis, Momentum and collisions, Work, energy and power, Circular motion.

Assessment Objectives AO1

Use and apply standard techniques 50%

STATISTICS: Discrete random variables, Poisson distribution, Type I and II errors and power of a test, Continuous random variables, Exponential distribution, Inference.

AO2

DISCRETE: Graphs, Networks, Network Flow, Linear programming, Critical path analysis, Game theory for zero sum games, Binary operations and group theory.

Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically 25%

AO3

Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts 25%

How will I be assessed? Paper 1: Core Algebra Paper 2: Core Algebra Paper 3: Applied Mechanics, Discrete and Statistics. (Only 2 out of 3 required)

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in Mathematics

Course Leader

What can I do next?

Mr Neill Redmayne

Appropriate for undergraduate study in Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences, and Finance. 2018/19


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Photography 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7206 “PHOTOGRAPHY HAS ALLOWED ME TO BE CREATIVE WHILST STILL STUDYING ACADEMIC SUBJECTS”

What will I study? Component 1 Using the initial starting point of Structure and Form, the students are guided through a range of workshop ideas and techniques to build an initial response to this theme. We use darkroom and digital techniques linked to specific artists to develop the student’s practical and technical understanding. They then use these new acquired skills to develop and explore the theme independently over the remainder of the course. Component 2 This includes a 15 hour supervised test period where a final piece is completed after the developmental work undertaken by students in the Spring Term. One question from the exam paper is explored by the students in their own personal way. The final submission includes the preparatory sketchbooks made in lesson time and the final piece made over the 15 hrs.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Objectives AO1 AO2

AO3

Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress

AO4

Present a personal and meaningful response that realizes intentions

You will be assessed on two internally assessed components which will be moderated by AQA: Component 1: Personal investigation – no time limit (60% of A-level) Component 2: Response to an externally set assignment – preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time (40% of A-level)

Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations Explore and select appropriate resources, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops

What can I do next?

Entry Requirements

Suitable for careers in Photography, Commercial Photography, Cinematics and Photography, Industrial Photography, Fine Art, Photographic Journalism and Documentary Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, Print Design, Interior Design and Styling.

Course Leader

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above. GCSE Photography is not a compulsory requirement but is preferred.

Mrs Esther Williams 2018/19


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Physics 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7408 “PRACTICAL INVESTIGATIONS ARE THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY LESSONS AND HAVE ENHANCED MY UNDERSTANDING OF PHYSICS�

What will I study? There are 8 compulsory topics: 1. Measurements and their errors 2. Particles and radiation 3. Waves 4. Mechanics and materials 5. Electricity 6. Further mechanics and thermal physics 7. Fields and their consequences 8. Nuclear physics In addition, one of the following option topics must be studied: Astrophysics, Medical physics, Engineering physics, Turning points in physics, Electronics There is no center-marked coursework (such as the previous ISAs). Instead there is a list of 12 compulsory practical experiments which are carried out as part of the topics listed above. Knowledge and skills gained in these experiments are assessed in an exam paper at the end of the course.

How will I be assessed? Paper 1: 2 hour paper based on topics 1 to 5 and 6.1 (periodic motion) Paper 2: 2 hour paper based on topics 6.2 (thermal physics), 7, 8 and links to topics 1 to 6.1 Paper 3: 2 hour paper based on practical experiments and data analysis and an optional topic

What can I do next? Suitable for careers in Physics, Medical, Theoretical or Astrophysics, Architecture, Finance and Business, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Aeronautical Engineering.

Assessment Objectives AO1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures.

AO2

Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures.

AO3

Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in Physics or Double Science (grade 6 in all components) and grade 6 in Maths

Course Leader Mr Mike Gouldstone

2018/19


CHICHESTER HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

Tel: 01243 832545

Email: sixthform@chs-tkat.org

Politics 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7162 “POLITICS HAS GIVEN ME A REAL UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICS TODAY AND HAS INSPIRED ME TO APPLY FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT UNIVERSITY.

What will I study? To study this course, it is vital that you have an interest in political issues. You must be willing and able to debate key questions such as, ‘does everyone have an equal say in the UK?’, ‘do Politicians represent the people or their political party?’ and ‘should the government have more or less power than they do?’ The course requires an ‘interest’ in Politics, not an in depth knowledge. Across the course you will:   

Develop an understanding of how people can participate in the UK’s political system. Learn about the political processes and institutions of the USA Develop your Political knowledge with an understanding of key political ideologies including Liberalism, Socialism, Conservatism, Nationalism, Feminism, Multiculturalism, Anarchism and Ecology.

Assessment Objectives AO1

AO2

The course is 100% examination. It requires a high degree of literacy and to be able to articulate complex ideas using political terminology.

How will I be assessed? Paper 1: Paper 2: Paper 3:

Government and Politics in the UK (written examination) The Government and Politics of the USA (written examination) Political Ideas (written examination)

What can I do next? Suitable for careers in Politics, Civil Service, Social Research, Diplomatic Affairs, International Relations, Market Research, Journalism, Stockbroker.

AO3

For you to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of political institutions, processes, concepts, theories and issues. For you to be able to analyse aspects of politics and political information, including in relation to parallels, connections, similarities and differences of those you study. For you to be able to evaluate aspects of politics and political information, including the ability to construct arguments, make substantiated judgements and draw conclusions

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in English Language

Course Leader Mrs Christina Procter 2018/19


CHICHESTER HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

Tel: 01243 832545

Email: sixthform@chs-tkat.org

Psychology 2 YEAR COURSE

AQA-7182 “I DEVELOPED A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF EVERYDAY ISSUES AND THE REASONING BEHIND THEM. IT HELPED WITH THE CONTEXT OF ALL OF MY SUBJECTS�

What will I study? Ever wondered why some people conform? Or perhaps if the experiences you had before the age of five really do shape the person you are today? A-level Psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why they behave in certain ways. You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and many more that will prepare you for an exciting future with the possibility of a range of fantastic careers. In Year 12 you will study 7 topics: Social influence, memory, attachment, approaches in Psychology, biopsychology, psychopathology and research methods In Year 13 the topics that will be covered include: Issues and debates, schizophrenia, cognition + development, addiction

Assessment Objectives AO1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures.

AO2

Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures.

AO3

Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence.

How will I be assessed? Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology (written examination) Paper 2: Psychology in context (written examination) Paper 3: Issues and options in Psychology (written examination)

What can I do next? Suitable for careers in Psychology, Social Sciences, Education, Social Work, Nursing, Marketing, Law and Philosophy.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English Language with a grade 6 in Biology and Maths

Course Leader Mrs Helena Clarke

2018/19


CHICHESTER HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

Email: sixthform@chs-tkat.org

Theatre Studies 2 YEAR COURSE

Edexcel 9DR0 “OUR CLASS IS A FAMILY AND THE TEACHERS PUSH US TO ACHIEVE BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS”

What will I study? The two year A Level course leads you through an exploration of text and devising work. The course is divided into three key components. In the first component you will create a devised performance which is inspired by the work of a key practitioner and an extract of text. In the second as a group you will perform one key extract of a text as well as a monologue or duologue. Finally you will sit a written examination answering questions on a live performance and two scripts which have been studied as part of a class. All lessons will be approached in a practical way and you should have a lively interest in theatre, enjoy reading plays, devising original drama and be willing to take part in group work.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Objectives AO1

Create and develop ideas to communicate meaning as part of the theatre-making process

AO2

Apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance

AO3

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how theatre is developed and performed

AO4

Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others

Component 1: Devising (performance and written response) Component 2: Text in performance (performance and written response) Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (written exam)

What can I do next?     

Course at Higher Education in the Performing Arts Course at Higher Education in English Literature Course at Higher Education in Law Supporting A-Level alongside other A-Levels for UCAS points Apprenticeship linked to Performing Arts

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 6 in English

Course Leader Mrs Danielle Clarke

2018/19


CHICHESTER HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

Tel: 01243 832545

Email: sixthform@chs-tkat.org

Sport Level 3 BTEC NATIONAL EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (Single Option) 2 YEAR COURSE

Edexcel “BTEC SPORT IS AN AMAZING SUBJECT WHICH WILL BENEFIT ANYONE WHO WANTS A CAREER IN SPORT!”

What will I study? The BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport is an Applied General qualification for students who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sport sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level, and it has been designed as a two-year programme studied alongside two A-levels. . 3 Mandatory Units: 1. Anatomy and Physiology (Externally assessed) 2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, and Wellbeing (Externally assessed) 3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry 1 Optional Unit: 4. Sports Leadership 5. Application of Fitness Training 6. Sports Psychology 7. Practical Sports Performance

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Objectives AO1

Demonstrate an understanding of the topic explored

AO2

Apply knoweldge of the theories within each topic

AO3

Analyse and interept data and information prodivded

AO4

Evaluate qualitative and quantitative data

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology exam (written exam) Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, and Wellbeing (written exam) Unit 3-7: Coursework based learning

What can I do next? Suitable for careers in Sport, Sport Business, Sport Psychology, Sport Education, Physiotherapy, Sport Science, Teaching Assistant.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSE’s at level 6 or above including English, Biology or PE

Course Leader Mr Julian Boniface

2018/19


CHICHESTER HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

Tel: 01243 832545

Email: sixthform@chs-tkat.org

Football Academy Programme In Association With Chelsea Foundation 2 YEAR COURSE

“THIS COURSE IS A NO BRAINER FOR ALL FOOTBALLERS AND HAS GIVEN ME THE CONFIDENCE TO APPLY TO UNIVERSITY”

What will I study? This full time course incorporates studying a level 3 qualification alongside full time football training and coaching, representing the Sixth Form Academy team. There are a range of options available depending on the academic profile of the student. For those with 5 GCSE’s Grade 5-9, including English and Science, the BTEC Sport Level 3 is available (please see BTEC guide). For students who have not met the BTEC benchmark, we can support learning through the Level 3 NVQ in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport. No matter the route students follow, they will also have the opportunity to complete the following qualifications:  Level 1 FA Football Coach  Level 2 FA Football Coach  FA Referee Certificate  FA 1st Aid Qualification  FA Child Protection Certificate  YMCA personal training level 1 In addition to these exciting courses, we will also be offering the Sports Leader Level 3 qualification, which is accredited with UCAS points. There will also be an opportunity to work with UEFA qualified coaches and mentor younger students through outreach football sessions. The Academy will suit students looking for a career in football, business and other sports.

Entry Requirements

Course Leader

Attendance to football training Mr Andy Palmer NVQ: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above BTEC Sport Foundation Diploma (equivalent to 1.5 A-levels): 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English BTEC Sport Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-levels): 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English and Science

2018/19


CHICHESTER HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

Tel: 01243 832545

Email: sixthform@chs-tkat.org

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3

AQA-7993 “THE EPQ HAS ALLOWED ME TO LOOK INTO SOMETHING I’M INTERESTED IN WHILST TEACHING ME TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY”

Why should I study the Extended Project? The Extended Project is available to all students and is designed to complement your other AS or A2 subjects. The EPQ will help you to develop the ability to research and analyse material independently; skills that will not only help you in your current studies but are skills that are highly valued by universities and employers.

What will I study? The EPQ gives you the chance to choose your own topic, something that inspires and motivates you. It may be linked to one of the subjects you are studying or may be a standalone topic. The finished product may take the form of a: • Research based written report • Production* (eg charity event, fashion show or sports event, etc.) • An artefact* (eg piece of art, a computer game or realised design) *A written report must accompany these options. Recent Extended Projects have focused on the following areas: • What factors have influenced the development of interior design? • Is the Royal Navy still relevant and what does the future hold for it? • What is the relationship between class and fashion? • How should we commemorate the Holocaust? • Did Homer really exist? • What has had the biggest impact on the development of British Army vehicles since the Iraq War of 2003? • How far is diversity a feature of children’s literature? What your question will be is entirely up to you, but you will be supported by a tutor who will advise you on how to turn your initial idea into a viable project.

2018/19


CHICHESTER HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

Tel: 01243 832545

Email: sixthform@chs-tkat.org

LAMDA Qualifcation in Performance Acting (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts)

ACTING EXAMINATIONS GRADES 6, 7 OR 8 (Bronze, Silver or Gold) “I LOVE ACTING SO THIS GIVES ME A GREAT WAY TO GET UCAS POINTS WHILST DOING SOMETHING I LOVE”

Why should I take LAMDA? LAMDA is a performance qualification open to students who have studied drama at GCSE or A Level or who have extensive performance experience. It is a practical examination in which acting skills are assessed through three performance pieces from different theatre eras and styles. These are performed to an external examiner from LAMDA who awards a Pass, Merit or Distinction. UCAS points are also awarded for each grade. A Grade 8 Distinction is worth 65 UCAS points, the equivalent of an A Grade at AS.

What will I study? Through practical lessons you will learn how to work with your voice and body to create a character and you will develop a greater understanding of realising plays in performance. You will explore three different plays either individually or as part of a duo. For each you will select a three minute scene to perform in the final examination. You will have to read the whole play, develop the character and embody the character within the situation within your performance. The different eras studied are: • Greek, Jacobean, Shakespearean or Restoration • 1800-1980 • Post 1980 Each performance is then graded for interpretation and technique. You are marked further on knowledge, which is assessed through a discussion with the visiting examiner. Depending on the grade being taken the knowledge demands will vary. For example at Grade 8 you will discuss the influence Konstantin Stanislavski had on theatre, your work as well as how you applied elements of the systems to prepare your role.

Course Leader: Mrs Danielle Clarke 2018/19


CHICHESTER HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

Tel: 01243 832545

Email: sixthform@chs-tkat.org

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

“DUKE OF EDINBURGH IS CHALLENGING BUT GREAT FUN”

Why should I participate in the Duke Of Edinburgh Awards? Extra-curricular activities are great for demonstrating skills on your UCAS application. Perhaps something sporting, creative or musical – possibly with key skills like teamwork. Maybe paid work or volunteering, or an activity resulting in a grade, certificate or accreditation.

What will I study? Chichester High School Sixth Form offers the opportunity for students who have completed Bronze Award to move on to Silver. It also offers a fast track Silver Award for those students who have not completed the Bronze Award. You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You will find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills and going on an expedition. The best bit is – you get to choose what you do! Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing and along the way you will pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life. If you need any further information visit the website at www.DofE.org

What does it involve? 

If you have already completed Bronze, you can choose the same activity for Silver, but you need to show development in it. It’s best to try something new!

If you choose to do Silver fast track you will have to do an extra 6 months volunteering or doing whichever of the Physical or Skills sections you have spent more time on.

It will take you at least 6 months for Silver if you have already achieved your Bronze or 12 months if you are completing the Silver fast track.

Course Leader: Mr Stephen Tidy 2018/19

Sixth Form prospectus 2018/19  
Sixth Form prospectus 2018/19  

Sixth Form prospectus 2018/19

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