Key dates Making your application
Online applications for 2018 entry will be accepted from Monday 18th September 2017 through to Friday 16th February 2018.
Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October 2017 5.30pm â€“ 8.30pm Thursday 3rd May 2018 5.30pm â€“ 8.30pm This event will help Year 10 students to begin planning applications and allows Year 11 students to revisit the college before enrolment.
Your initial interview will take place within a few weeks of the college receiving your application.
Monday 2nd or Tuesday 3rd July 2018 We will invite you to spend one of these days with us to experience courses and college life.
GCSE results published Thursday 23rd August 2018.
Enrolment interviews Friday 24th, Tuesday 28th, and Wednesday 29th August 2018 In July you will receive a letter inviting you to finalise your course choices and enrol as a student on one of these days.
Parent perspectives Some colleges push and promote statistics and league tables. Barton Peveril is different. The staff are passionate and personable and as a parent you are made to feel part of your son or daughters progress from the very moment you set foot on the college campus at Open Evening. The principal is approachable, involved, extremely down to earth, and fully focused on providing the best sixth form experience for both students and parents. The communication you receive is very good and timely and any concerns you have are listened to. The college encourages a three-way partnership between students, teachers and parents which has been both valuable and crucial to my daughterâ€™s success in her studies. Elizabeth Romaine, parent of Biology, English Language and Literature and Graphics student, Alison Romaine
98.3% 100% A Level pass rate
Vocational course pass rate
As a parent I experienced warmth, sincerity, passion, motivation, guidance, flexibility, friendship and a college centred on its students. The staff reach out to support every student’s potential and help them in any way they can. I can only thank Barton Peveril for playing such a big part in my children’s lives. Puren Savas Gedikoglu, parent of Chemistry, English Language and Literature, Mathematics and Extended Project student, Mina Gedikoglu
I am incredibly grateful to the college principal and his staff for all that they have done for my son over the past two years. He has been so happy at Barton Peveril, quite simply because the college is so well run, the whole atmosphere is one of encouragement and the teaching is of such a high standard. Ron Allison, parent of Media and Photography student, David Allison
77% A* - C grades at A Level
Vocational courses with distinction
Welcome to Barton Peveril Choosing to study at Barton Peveril means joining a thriving learning community that is purposeful, creative and focused on your future. The college has an extraordinary spirit and vibrancy to it, which is welcoming and meaningful. Our campus feels more like a small university than a school, with impressive new buildings and bright, modern facilities. There is a real buzz of energy, enthusiasm and possibility about the place; a wow factor generated by our teaching and support staff, our ethos and, above all, our students. Students and staff travel from a wide area to play their part in Barton Peveril’s success. You will be amazed at the friendships you make here, some of which will last a lifetime. You will appreciate and come to value the supportive environment and strong feeling of common purpose which we cultivate as you achieve your goals and meet our high expectations. Former students have reached the top of their professions in almost all walks of life – from academics to Olympians and Oscar winners to Mercury Prize winners, Managing Directors or health professionals. Our top performing 265 academic students can match the results each year of Eton College. 15 students were offered places at Oxford or Cambridge in 2017. We are interested in whatever you want to achieve and will be there to support your studies and plan your next steps.
Our diverse community celebrates differences, challenges prejudice and promotes an understanding and respect for others. The college never rests on its laurels: Ofsted describes our support of students, our leadership, and our capacity to achieve our clear vision for the future as ‘Outstanding.’ I hope you will come and see the college for yourself at one of our Open Evenings. Afterwards I doubt you will choose to go anywhere else for your sixth form education!
P.S. Please don’t just take my word for it – you’ll see that throughout this prospectus there are a range of students on different programmes of study from a wide range of schools who offer their opinions and experiences and you’ll see opposite some perspectives from our parents too.
Disclaimer All information printed within this prospectus including entry requirement guidelines and course listings are accurate at the time of publication, but we are operating at a time of significant educational reform. Because of this we reserve the right to amend entry requirements and any other information if necessary and appropriate at any given point.
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Choosing your programme of study Entry requirements Everything you need to thrive 10 reasons why A Barton bucket list A day in the life of a Barton Peveril student Becoming more independent Student Committee Tutor support Learning support Parental support Health and wellbeing Equality and diversity Aspire Oxbridge and prestigious universities Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Carving out a career that is right for you Enrichment, clubs and societies Global perspectives Former students â€“ where are they now? Student success â€“ the class of 2017 Art and Design courses Business and Law courses English and Modern Foreign Languages courses Humanities courses Mathematics and Computing courses Media and Information Communication Technologies courses Performing Arts courses Science courses Social Sciences courses Sport and Physical Education courses ELITE Sport Programmes General information Contact us, transport, college hours and finance Course finder A-Z
Choosing your programme of study Choosing your courses
Our aim is to ensure that you are enrolled on courses that prepare you for your future and provide you with the best possible chance of success. You will have the time and opportunity to discuss all the options with us at your initial interview after applying. After you have received your GCSE results, we will review your choices together and ensure that you are signed up for the courses that suit you best.
Programme of study
You will choose three A Levels or vocational courses or a combination of the two to make up your core courses. • You will then need to consider additional courses such as our enrichment options to ensure that you make the best use of your time. • Strong exam results are important, but universities and employers also look for evidence of your other skills and experience. • Our enrichment options can help give you skills for the future that can make you more rounded as a person, as well as more employable. • Depending on your average GCSE score, you could also take an additional AS Level or fourth A Level. The following diagram shows how your full programme of study at college will look. 4
To be accepted at Barton Peveril you will need to: • meet our minimum entry requirements (see opposite page) • calculate your average GCSE score • check individual subject requirements (please see the courses section of this prospectus, starting on page 50). You can also visit our website for more detailed course outlines and other information, which will be updated throughout the year. We recommend that to have a really good chance of success at A Level you need to be averaging at least a 5.5 in your GCSEs. If you are averaging closer to a 4, our
vocational courses are fantastic options for you.
Average GCSE score
Some subjects at Barton Peveril require a minimum average GCSE score. You can calculate this by taking your top 8 GCSEs including English (Language or Literature) and Mathematics, adding up their scores and dividing this number by 8. Please see the example below: Joe’s top 8 GCSEs include three Grade 7s, three Grade 5s and two Grade 4s. Added together these result in 48. When this total is divided by 8, the result is 6. Therefore, Joe’s average GCSE Score is 6. Use this method to calculate your own average GCSE score.
Choose three A Levels or vocational equivalents
Choose a minimum of one option from the three below
Enrichment course See pages 34-39
1 x AS Level
(Average GCSE Score 5.5)
Fourth A Level
(Average GCSE Score 6.5)
â€œ A high-quality education for students â€? OFSTED 2016
A Levels, vocational programmes or a mixed programme?
In light of your GCSE grades and personal preferences, you will need to decide whether to take A Levels (examination based), vocational courses (mainly coursework-based), or opt for a combination of the two. Both A Levels and vocational courses at Barton Peveril provide first-rate experiences and opportunities for you to develop. Vocational courses can be taken as a full-time programme (the equivalent of three A Levels) or part of a mixed programme (combined with a limited selection of A Levels). Both A Levels and vocational courses at Barton Peveril enable progression onto Higher Education,
apprenticeships and employment. There are a wide range of vocational options available across the curriculum worth the equivalent of one, two or three A Levels.
GCSE Mathematics & English Language If you have not achieved a Grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language at school, you will be expected to study these subjects as part of your programme at Barton Peveril. The following guidelines are accurate at the time of publication, but we are operating during a period of significant educational reform. As a result of this we reserve the right to amend entry requirements if necessary and appropriate.
GCSE GRADES/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Programme OF STUDY AVAILABLE TO YOU
Grades averaging close to a 7 at GCSE
The Aspire programme (see page 20) Core of three A Levels + Additional A Level and/or AS Level + Enrichment course
Grades averaging close to a 5.5 at GCSE
Core of three A Levels Possible additional AS Level and/or enrichment course
Five Grade 4 GCSEs including English Language
Restricted selection of A Levels (see individual course entry requirements) Mixed programme (vocational and A Levels) Vocational programme (equivalent to three A Levels)
Three Grade 3 GCSEs including English Language
Vocational programmes (Level 2) 5
Independent study in the Art Foundation studio
Everything you need to thrive Applying to study at Barton Peveril is just the start of a successful, exciting journey for you. As you continue to work hard at school to achieve your GCSE qualifications, we are busy making the preparations for your arrival to study with us at college.
“ Students thrive at Barton Peveril College ”
10 Reasons why #1 We put you first
Everyone is an individual at Barton Peveril and everyone is of equal importance to us. From your tailor-made programme of study, chosen from over 70 course options, to regular progress reviews with your assigned tutor, we’ll be supporting you every step of the way, whatever your needs.
#2 We are a community Our students are happy and they share a strong sense of purpose. They tell us our staff are friendly and approachable. Our community is dedicated to learning and is full of like-minded students on campus who want to work hard and succeed. You’ll always see someone you know in the corridor or in class and you’ll call your teachers by their first names as they help you achieve your goals. 8
#3 Our vision is education for life and for your future
#6 Your courses will be both innovative and inspiring Your teachers are at the forefront of digital learning and will lead lessons using a variety of methods including platforms such as Google Classroom (our teachers were nominated for a national award!) and other software applications. We believe in mixing traditional and innovative learning which will equip you with the skills and experience in industry-recognised technologies to enhance your future career prospects.
Barton Peveril will be the bridge to your future career and we want you to leave us armed with the knowledge, skills and experience to go on and do great things. From careers advice, university applications, work experience and industry workshops, we’ll ensure you’re on the right path for you.
#5 You’ll study at a state-of-the-art campus Barton Peveril is vibrant and modern and we are continuously growing and investing in our facilities for you. Our specialist buildings for Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Performing Arts, Sport and Media provide an unrivalled learning environment, which alongside the cafés and study areas create a distinctive university feel to the college.
We’re interested in the needs of all of our students. Everyone from the careers team to the transport service, the college nurse, counsellor and exams office will be there to provide exceptional support across the college. You’ll be taught by highly committed teachers who are passionate about their subjects and have a real interest in you, your studies and your progress.
#9 We offer outstanding experiences beyond the curriculum
#4 We win awards Many have won awards for their dedication to our college and our students – this year Jack Brown who teaches Maths won ‘Teacher of the Year’ at the Daily Echo Education Awards. We won the Student Support Award at the inaugural Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) Awards 2017 and Lisa Marsh, our coffee barista, won Support Staff Member of the Year at the Daily Echo Education Awards.
#8 We’ll support you
#7 We’ll challenge you Are you an aspiring athlete or performer? Perhaps you’re exceeding expectations in Economics or Art, or are intent on applying for Oxford or Cambridge? Whatever your ambition, we will help you to be comfortable with really challenging targets that ensure you keep improving. If you’re aiming high, our Aspire programme will develop your talent with specialised activities and unique events to make the most of you and your ability.
Our enrichment programme offers you limitless opportunities to develop yourself and try new things. From learning new skills, pursuing your passion or meeting new people whilst trying something new, there’s so much for you to get involved in that will prepare you for university, employment and life after college. With so many trips, clubs, societies and events for you to get stuck into, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
#10 Our graduates do great things Our former students have reached the top of their professions in almost all walks of life – from academics to Olympians and Oscar winners to broadcasting personalities, Mercury Prize winners, Managing Directors or health professionals and everything in between. Our alumni are an important part of our college community and regularly return to inspire the next generation. 9
You’ve chosen us as your college, applied and are ready to join us. But as well as study success, make sure you try and tick off as many of the following 11 things in the two years you are with us to make the most of being a true Barton Peveril student!
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Abigail Longstaff formerly from The King’s School, Fair Oak
Studying: English Language and Literature and Health and Social Care “The reputation of the college drew me in and the Open Evenings and Introductory Day concreted my decision to choose Barton Peveril. I would recommend the college as it's a friendly environment where the teachers are happy to help. Learning Support staff are incredible too; they give advice, sit down and help you with work, sort out access arrangements and make sure that college life is as good as it could be.” 11
A day in the life of a Barton Peveril student Joshua Dodd 08:00 Travel to College Catching the bus from Winchester is the quickest and most direct way of ensuring I get to the campus on time. The bus stops right outside college too!
formerly from Kings’ School, Winchester
Studying: Drama and Theatre Studies, History and Media
12:45-14:15 Period 3 For today’s independent study period, I’m going to do some research into Germany for our History trip, which is next month. I was so excited to be given this opportunity to travel and enhance my course. I’ll also go to the Gateway and work with the Learning Support staff on a Chromebook. As a student with a physical disability I’m so grateful for the additional help and support that the college offers.
14:15-14:30 Break In the last break of the day I might get a snack to keep me going, and if the weather’s nice I’ll get some sun in the quad or courtyards, before making my way to my final lesson. 12
10:15-10:30 Break At break time, I’ll head up to the Gateway, meet with friends in one of the social areas or grab a coffee or cold drink from the Science Centre or Nobel Café to keep me going.
10:30-12:00 Period 2 8:45-10:15 Period 1
Time for my favourite lesson – Media Studies. I’m looking to get a career in this tricky industry so I ensure that I maximise what I can from my studies in the subject in college.
I’ve got a practical Drama and Theatre Studies session in the Rose Theatre first thing. We are rehearsing for our forthcoming production which I’m really looking forward to. We’ll also do some theory within this lesson too.
12:00-12:45 Lunch At lunch, I go to the Student Centre which they’ve refurbished this year. Today I’m grabbing a quick bite to eat from the wide range on offer as I’m heading to my Radio Production enrichment in the Radio Studio. We broadcast live once a week and this experience has helped me get a volunteering job at Voice FM, which I’m hoping will kick-start my career. On other days, I will go to the Glyn Library to research, revise or take out a book to read at home.
14:30-16:00 Period 4 My final lesson of the day is History. What I love about this college is that it has the perfect balance of academic success and wellbeing support. You realise your potential in lessons and feel happy outside of them - you’re not just used for statistics. The atmosphere is the best around, the facilities are top class and the buildings are kept in top condition.
16:00 Travel home I head home on the bus after a busy day. After a bit of rest and relaxation at home with the family, I’ll crack on with coursework tonight before returning to college tomorrow to do it all again! 13
Becoming more independent Sixth form college is an important stepping stone and Barton Peveril is committed to helping you make the most of your journey, from the highly structured and managed world of school, to the much greater independence of university and employment. It’s a crucial transition for you – and a big change for parents too!
Managing your time
Becoming more independent means taking a much more mature approach to studying. You will need to develop the research skills that enable you to find things out for yourself and ask for help when you don’t understand something. You will be studying for as many hours outside of timetabled lessons as you will in the classroom. Private study periods mean you can get much of your work completed in college if you use your time wisely and stick to an agreed plan. There are hundreds of study spaces and computer access points throughout the campus and in the Glyn Library.
Materials for study success Preparing for lessons
At Barton Peveril, teachers will not simply tell you what you need to know; they will expect you to read around your subject and bring ideas to share in class. Pre-work will form an important part of your personal learning plan, ensuring that you are well-prepared for each lesson and able to gain the most from your teachers’ expertise. There will, of course, be homework, coursework and assignments too.
We strongly recommend investing in a laptop, tablet or hand-held device to provide quick and easy access to a variety of online resources via our free campus-wide Wi-Fi network. This will enable you to get a great deal of work completed during the college day.
Making learning your priority
At Barton Peveril, we assume that every student will better their current achievements and build on all that they learned in school. We set the bar high and provide bespoke guidance to ensure that you achieve your potential. Learning is our priority, and you’ll need to make it yours too. We’ll help you set realistic but challenging targets for your future performance and help you develop independent learning skills.
Taking responsibility for my progress
Joining our community means making a commitment to hard work and discovering the excitement of becoming knowledgeable about your chosen subjects. College studies should be at the centre of your life for the next two years. A well-rounded sixth form education is the key that will unlock future opportunities in both education and work.
Encouragement and feedback
Updates from your progress reviews and teacher feedback will be available to you and your parents via the college intranet so that you’ll always know how well you are doing in each subject. Helping you make well-informed judgements about the grades you are capable of achieving is all part of keeping an eye on the bigger picture: an ambitious and successful future.
Life skills for education and work
As well as the knowledge you’ll pick up on your courses, you’ll also leave college with a range of life lessons and essential skills that are transferable to any further study or workplace. These include effective oral and written communication, accessing and analysing information, essay writing, research and presentation skills and exam techniques.
Student Committee Who are they?
The student committee is made up of 18 students who have put themselves forward to represent their peers. They have shown passion for the college as well as leadership ability. They meet weekly with the committee coordinator and hold termly student meetings where tutor representatives are invited to attend.
What do they do?
The committee is the voice of their year group and is a reliable line of communication with senior leaders on a range of subject matters. They plan social events, organise wellbeing sessions, raise topical matters such as world peace day, and work with their peers on any subject of general interest.
How can I get involved?
Generally, elections for the student committee take place in September. Students are invited to put themselves forward with reasons why they would make a great representative of the student body.
Is there anything else I can get involved in?
There are many ways you can contribute to college life. You can become a course representative, student governor, or student ambassador where you can help out with cross-college events like Open Evenings.
Martyna Litwin formerly from St Anneâ€™s Catholic School, Southampton
Studying: Business Studies, Law, Mathematics and Extended Project â€œThe Open Evening and Introductory Day at Barton Peveril made my choice of college very clear. The teachers are always willing to help and are open to recommendations on how to tailor teaching methods to suit individual student needs. The college itself is nothing like school, you get to be independent about your own wellbeing and knowledge, it gives a real insight into what university will be like and allows you to express yourself. In comparison to many Sixth Form Colleges, Barton Peveril offers a huge range of A Levels which may be mandatory to further study.â€? 15
Students design robots as part of the Robotics Enrichment Course
Supporting you all the way
You will be assigned a Tutor who will discuss your academic progress, current opportunities and future aspirations during a timetabled weekly tutorial session and one-to-one meetings. You will also have a Student Progress Adviser whose role is similar to the head of year at school. These two people will play an important role during your time at Barton Peveril. They will help keep your studies on track and encourage you to make the most of the wide-ranging support and enrichment activities on offer.
If you have a learning difference or disability our specialist staff will discuss your needs with you and arrange an assessment. This will help us provide the level of support necessary for you to study effectively, including exam successions such as a scribe or extra time where appropriate. Support can take a variety of forms including in-class support, note takers, modified academic resources and help with literacy, numeracy, organisation, study skills and research.
If you have a learning difference or health issue that means you require additional support, then please start discussing this with us as early as possible in Year 11 so that we can help you. Your progression to Barton Peveril may need to be planned through your local authorities Children’s Services
Department. Details of Barton Peveril’s Local Offer are published on our website.
Parental support Getting the most out of our learning community requires a team effort. You’re not making the journey alone – our staff and your parents or guardians are involved too. Just as teachers will be continuously furthering their subject knowledge and exploring new ways of engaging you in learning, so your parents or guardians will need to make a commitment to helping you strike the right balance between paid employment, family responsibilities, hobbies, volunteering, socialising and college work. That’s why we let them know if you have missed one or more classes without an absence being notified and provide online access to key information including attendance and progress data – which you can
also see. In addition, your family will be kept up to date with emails and invited to parents evenings and briefings on specialist topics such as funding for university.
Health and wellbeing If you need health and wellbeing advice, support with a medical condition, have a personal issue that is affecting you or if you are feeling under pressure then you can refer yourself to the College Nurse or Counsellor. There are a range of support options available to you – you can drop in to the Health and Wellbeing area and see the staff or visit the Health and Wellbeing page on the college intranet for further information and resources.
Ben Heathorn formerly from Brookfield Community School, Locks Heath
Equality and diversity Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is fully committed to equality and diversity. We aim to inspire all of our staff and students to help create an environment where everyone feels welcome and confident that they will be treated equally and fairly. Students are valued as individuals and their views and opinions are always listened to.
Studying: Engineering, Graphics, Use of Mathematics and Extended Project “Barton Peveril is welcoming and resourceful. The main thing that influenced me to come here was the general look and feel of the college. Many of the facilities here are exceptional and the general working environment is collectively supportive. Your tutor and teachers’ dedication to go above and beyond in helping you to manage workloads, emotional troubles, future planning and wellbeing is brilliant. I love the accessibility of resources outside of lessons including using Google Classroom in my own time.” 19
“ Congratulations! Barton Peveril are outperforming almost all other schools! ”
Aspire Our Aspire programme is designed to provide opportunities for you to explore beyond your curriculum choices and engage with higher level work. It also addresses the specific needs of talented young athletes, dancers, musicians and others who perform and compete at national and international levels.
Joe Organ, Schools and Publications Officer Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Students are selected onto the Aspire programme based on either their average GCSE score (7+) or through the identification of exceptional talent. Guest lectures and other activities encourage exploration of topics beyond the syllabus. Students are supported in their development of skills in leadership, critical and evaluative thinking, the wider research skills required for independent study and higher order exam techniques.
What to expect from the Aspire programme • A series of lectures, career talks and extension opportunities that will stretch and challenge you beyond the requirements of your qualifications • Collaboration with departments to promote extension opportunities beyond the classroom • Encouragement of able and talented students to take up positions of leadership and responsibility • Additional support for competitive applications.
Degree Classifications – Higher Education Statistics Agency figures for students graduating in 2015 and 2016
First Upper Second First Class & Upper Second Honours Lower Second Third Unclassified 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Sixth Form College
Information taken from HESA (Higher Education Statistics Authority) Data.
• Regular updates from the team with competitions, workshops, summer schools and university open day information • Trips to the most competitive universities • Specific guidance for courses that require admission tests for subjects including Medicine, Mathematics, Law and History.
Working with experts
Many of our guest speakers are lecturers at universities from across the UK and are specialist in their knowledge. We work collaboratively with the University of Cambridge to offer a bespoke service to you including subject insights as well as supervisions and engaging through provoking seminars. You’ll have access to a wide variety of lectures and other events covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects and topics linked to higher level study skills and university applications.
If you are applying to the most competitive universities, you are likely to be be paired with a mentor within your subject area. The mentor will meet you regularly to further develop subject-specific knowledge. These are from a wide spectrum of professional specialisms and will undertake mock interviews and group sessions as well as one to one progression meetings.
Abbie Goldspink formerly from The Mountbatten School, Romsey
Studying: Mathematics, Physics, Product Design and Extended Project “Being part of the Aspire Programme has helped me to stretch, challenge and achieve my goals within my lessons and beyond. The college has also helped me organise work experience and the teachers have supported me with my career plans. I feel accepted here. Barton Peveril is welcoming, friendly and events like the Higher Education Fair are an opportunity to explore your next steps.” 21
Anna McQueen has successfully secured a place at the University of Oxford to study Biochemistry
â€œ The numbers who progress to Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities are high â€?
Oxbridge and prestigious universities Oxbridge Support If you have the desire and potential to secure a place at Oxford or Cambridge, Barton Peveril offers a dedicated Oxbridge support service. You will receive oneto-one guidance and academic extension to achieve your goals and receive individual support completely tailored to your needs.
Barton Peveril has a dedicated Oxbridge Coordinator who supports students in extension studies, work experience and summer school applications, as well as offering personal statement advice and interview practice. Specialist workshops with current undergraduates are an important part of the programme. We have developed an alumni support programme where former Barton Peveril students who are currently at Oxbridge offer advice and coaching to candidates.
Representatives from both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge visit the college and provide the most up-to-date application guidance, taster lectures and wider reading seminars in a variety of subjects. There are also regular visits to each of the universities to support college selection and course choice. 15 Barton Peveril students were offered places to study at Oxford or Cambridge in 2017. Our students achieved a success rate well above the average for their peers in the most elite independent and grammar schools.
Addison Vincent formerly from The Gregg School, Townhill Park
Studied: Geography, Physics, Physical Education and Extended Project “The Aspire Programme at Barton has presented me with a wide range of workshops, open days, lectures and talks from experts, which has encouraged me to pursue a Russell Group university route. My teachers have helped me gain a strong belief in myself and my abilities. I would recommend Barton because it really does help prepare you for the next step during and after college, whether that’s higher education or work. The college has so many connections and links to so many opportunities.” 25
Extended Project Qualification Many Barton Peveril students choose an Extended Project in their second year of studies. What is it? The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) gives you the opportunity to research a subject independently and become an expert in it.
The project is most beneficial if linked with your chosen undergraduate course or career choice but can also relate to a hobby or specific area that really interests you. Either way, you will benefit from its ability to develop skills in independent planning, research and critical analysis. Why take it? Universities and employers welcome the EPQ because it mirrors the independent style of learning required for success at degree level and in the workplace.
Many Russell Group universities â€“ including the University of Southampton make reduced offers for places on some degree programmes to successful candidates who are predicted an A or A* in their extended project. What subject can I choose? You have a completely free choice as to which area you specialise in for your project and whether your outcome is an extended written investigation, a performance, a piece of artwork, a film, a report or something else entirely.
Examples of Extended Projects completed in 2017 include: • Generating Red Blood Cells in Vitro from Stem Cell Sources: What are the Methods and Potential Impacts? • How has technology influenced the way we understand our universe? • Adapting complex mathematical ideas for a non-academic audience • To what extent is social class significant on gaining a senior political position in 21st Century Britain? • To what extent does and should religion influence law making in the UK? • What makes Multi-Player Online Battle Arena’s successful? • How did women’s fashion in the 1920’s reflect the changes in their lives and society?
Abigail Caveney formerly from Upper Shirley High, Southampton
Studying: Drama and Theatre Studies, Music, Politics and Extended Project “I’ve made so many new friends because everyone at Barton is so kind and I love the atmosphere here. There are so many enrichment options to choose from – I joined choir, debate club and drama productions which were all so easy to get involved in. I also took part in the concert band and college production which helped improve my teamwork skills. The college offers just the right balance between independent work and the support you need – both of which set you up for later life.” 27
Students using their independent study period to work on joint projects
Carving out a career that is right for you
Students book careers appointments to discuss future plans How do we make your aspirations a reality? The college is focused on raising aspirations, developing career awareness and enabling you to reach your full potential. This is supported by a wide variety of active and enthusiastic employers, universities and local organisations. Your tutor, teachers and our professional careers team will start supporting your future plans from the moment you arrive at Barton Peveril. If you donâ€™t yet have a career path in mind we will help you discover your next steps.
Specialist staff Our award-winning impartial careers team is well-practiced in supporting students with their career goals. Staff arrange talks and workshops on subjectrelated careers and topics such as interview techniques, personal statement writing and the UCAS application process. They can also signpost to specialist services and local provisions to extend your skills once you leave college. Higher Education Our students are very successful when applying for university and many choose to study at some of the most prestigious universities.
Our students perform particularly well at university, gaining a significantly higher percentage of first class and upper second-class honours degrees at top research (Russell Group) universities than the average for independent schools, sixth form colleges or state schools. The college organises an annual Higher Education Fair with over 80 universities in attendance and we also have close links with our local universities who offer talks and activities throughout the year. Students are encouraged to think globally and if you want to study in the US or Europe we can provide specialist support for these applications.
Discussing options at the Futures Fair
Lucy Tuff formerly from Crofton School, Stubbington
Studying: Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology and Extended Project
Collecting prospectuses at the Higher Education Fair
â€œMy teachers help push me to make sure that my future ambitions can become a reality. I originally wanted to go to a local college as this is further away from where I live but I fell in love with Barton Peveril. The atmosphere is incredible, with extremely friendly staff and students. I love how calm and motivational the place is, with a vast number of areas to study which makes work less stressful. Your teachers will take the time to get to know you and your learning styles to help you get the most out of your lessons.â€? 31
Carving out a career that is right for you Apprenticeships, training and employment If you are looking to progress onto an apprenticeship or other training route, we can help you by identifying possible employers, support you with the application process, assist with online assessments and offer interview practice. Together, we will work on skills that will give you the best chances of success at job interviews and selection panels for apprenticeships and competitive sponsored degrees. Employability Week gives you an opportunity to find out about future employment, careers, training and apprenticeship opportunities - over 70 local employers and organisations engaged with these events last year.
Employability Throughout the year there are visits from a range of local employers. Some of these are industry insight days with a variety of speakers. Others see employers supporting your academic study by linking theory and practice. There are workshops on CV building, applications and networking with employers - all designed to help you reach your full potential.
across the year (e.g. three hours per week), others will complete week block placements. All students are strongly encouraged to secure placements during their time at college, and some of you will have access to subject specific placements including Conservation, Health and Teaching and Early Years. We will discuss with you the type of placement you require and what local employers can offer.
Work experience Our work experience programme benefits from excellent links with regional and renowned employers who provide challenging and constructive placement opportunities. Some students will undertake placements regularly
Some courses have work experience modules that enable placements to inform your studies and vice versa. All opportunities organised through the college will be as relevant as possible to future study and career plans.
Students visit over 80 Universities at the Higher Education Fair 32
Volunteering Universities and employers view volunteering as an excellent addition to applications and we encourage all students to contribute something back to the local community, through voluntary work and charitable fundraising. Our conservation volunteers work in collaboration with local organisations to provide practical support to projects. Working while you study Many students will undertake part-time work whilst at college and our careers team will support students to source and successfully gain employment. The college recognises the skills this can develop but does ask that students do not exceed on average 12 hours of paid work per week as this can then start to affect performance in their studies. Staff are happy to help students to identify the skills you have gained during this work which will be relevant for your longerterm career aspirations.
Dan Godwin formerly from St George Catholic College, Southampton
Studying: Geography, Graphics, and Photography “I have gained so much knowledge and new transferable skills that I can now apply outside of college. Teachers go beyond delivering subject content, they give you ideas and inspiration for coursework, research opportunities outside the classroom and advice about universities and career pathways. Student life is enjoyable because there’s a good balance between working hard and socialising. I feel now, that when I leave Barton, I’ll be prepared to tackle daunting tasks such as going to university or the world of work. It's hard work here, but it pays off – especially when you go into the exam period feeling fully prepared.” 33
Enrichment,clubs and societies We strongly encourage you to extend and enrich your experience by getting involved in additional courses and activities. They broaden your horizons, develop your skills, lead to new friendships and provide opportunities to have fun and relax. We know that, faced with two students presenting similar academic results, employers and admissions staff are increasingly looking for people with a wide range of skills and interests including leadership, enthusiasm, teamwork and communication. From subject-based societies to performing arts, sport and sciences as well as everything in between, there really is something to suit everyone. Here is just a snapshot of what is currently on offer, but you are also encouraged to set up your own clubs and societies to pursue your own personal interests. Youâ€™ll need to consider which of these enrichment courses you will build into your programme of study (see page 4) as you will choose at least one of these options at enrolment. These may be subject to change, but give you an idea of what is currently on offer.
Students performing their 2017 Rock Challenge piece â€˜The Fallen Sistersâ€™ 35
Enrichment, clubs and societies The Arts Advanced Drawing Skills Advanced Photoshop for Graphic Designers and Photographers Book Club
Chamber Choir Choir College Production 2019
The production offers something for all students in college. Each year we stage a large-scale musical or play and this year a cast of up to 70 students performed the gothic tale of Jekyll and Hyde at The Point. Our recent shows have included We Will Rock You and Les Miserables – both performed to sold out audiences and gained nominations in the Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards. Whether you aspire to a career as a performer, enjoy being part of the ensemble or like to work backstage as crew, our productions will be an experience you will never forget.
Computer Aided Design Concert Band Dance Company 36
Drama Grades – LAMDA
Students hoping to take drama at university or audition for drama school can take LAMDA grades. You also have the unique opportunity of being able to audition for ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) which holds auditions at Barton Peveril. You can attend regular audition workshops to help you prepare.
Dance Workshop Music Theory Certificate (Grade 5) Rock Challenge Soul Band Stage Crew
Business and Social Sciences
Health and Social Care Focus Group Psychology Society Sociology Club Text Processing
Languages and Humanities Debating Society
The Debating Society tackles a wide range of issues and has taken on state and public-school teams in high profile events including BBC Schools Q&A, Youth Speaks and the Oxford Debate Competition.
This provides students who are aspiring to read English at university the opportunity to extend their reading and explore new writers, as well as revisit old favourites. All you need is an open mind and a genuine enthusiasm for all things written.
AAT Accounting Certificate (Level 2) Business Young Enterprise English Extension You’ll have the opportunity to take Deutsch Club part in this national competition French Club where you’ll work as a team alongside a business consultant. Graphic Novel Club You’ll set up and run a company History Extension for a year. Previous BP companies have been highly successful and History Society award winning with their products Japanese and pitches. Latin Certificate (Level 1) Conservation Club Politics Society Counselling Award Public Speaking Society (Level 2) Social Equality Union Economics Society (SEU) Employability Skills
Sciences, Mathematics and Technology Biomedical Society Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Level 3) Chemistry Club Computer Aided Design Engineering Education Scheme Maths STEP Physics Society Pi Club Nuffield Bursary Scheme Robotics You’ll design, programme and build an autonomous robot as part of a team. You’ll then get competitive as you go against similar robots at a national competition against other colleges from the UK, Germany and France at a two-day event.
Science Extension Science Olympiads Vets Club Weird and Wonderful Mathematics
Hannah Bailey formerly from The Hamble School, Hamble
Studying: Health and Social Care and GCSE Mathematics “I came to Barton because I like the facilities and all the teachers are lovely. Also because of the college’s fantastic reputation and how much support is available. I think the extra help offered here is amazing. I struggled a lot in school to achieve all my GCSEs and this year I feel more confident in GCSE Maths because of extra help that has been given to me as well as my supportive and patient maths teacher. Barton Peveril is a college welcome to all, a diverse place to study where you will never be judged.” 37
Enrichment, clubs and societies Media Anime Club Blender Club Digital Media Company Film Society Manga Club PULSE Magazine Radio Broadcasting Teenage Democracy Magazine TV Production Company
Sport Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership – Level 3 This will enable you to lead unsupervised groups of people in sport and recreational activities. You’ll develop leadership, communication and organisation skills.
Fitness Instructing (Gym) – Level 2 This is a good choice if you have an interest in health and fitness, in particular gym-based skills and training. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes to a range of clients.
Sport Fitness courses
Sport Upskill courses
These are to help you build your own fitness levels.
These are designed to enhance your sports skills, or enable you to learn new ones.
Boxercise Girls’ Fitness Fitness Suite Handball Indoor Football Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga Multi-Gym Pilates Zumba
Badminton Basketball Football Indoor Cricket Netball Table Tennis Volleyball
Sport Team courses
FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
These are for competitive playing of sport.
This is the first step on the coaching pathway for you to develop your football specific knowledge along with communication skills, confidence and leadership skills. You’ll learn how to deliver and evaluate safe and effective football coaching sessions.
Athletics Badminton Boys’ Basketball Girls’ Basketball Cricket Boys’ Football
Girls’ Football Mixed Handball Mixed Hockey Mixed Tennis Mixed Rugby
General interest Chess Club Christian Union Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Silver/Gold)
A great opportunity to gain great experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for life. You’ll get the chance to take up a challenging and rewarding four-part programme in volunteering, physical activities, skills and an expedition. The award requires commitment, responsibility and dedication, but allows you to set your own goals. This participative programme focuses on personal and social development and is both enjoyable and satisfying, providing valuable enhancement to higher education or employment applications. There are costs associated with this course.
Understanding Sexuality Work Experience
There are a number of work experience opportunities including those in health, conservation, teaching and early years. Find out more on page 32.
Mikolaj Krok formerly from Regents Park Community College, Southampton
Studying: French, Japanese, Mathematics and Extended Project “I have learnt how to be more independent and how to think for myself at college. Sometimes it is challenging and you need to work hard, but the teachers are very supportive. Barton Peveril motivates you to do your best, regardless of the level at which you come in. I’m part of the Aspire Programme which enables me to stretch and enrich my studies. Student life is simply epic – the campus is very modern and diverse, it’s easy to navigate around as many of the buildings are newly refurbished, it’s a very nice place to study.” 39
Global perspectives As well as enrichment at college, every year, Barton Peveril goes global. Whichever subjects you choose to make up your programme of study with us, you’ll be given many opportunities to enhance your subjects with a wide range of trips. There’s something for everyone – local, regional, national and international – the world really is your oyster. If you choose to go on a college trip with Barton Peveril you will be sure to learn something new, forge new friendships, experience different cultures and make memories that will last a lifetime. Trips will also enhance university and employment applications as you demonstrate a variety of worldly experiences. Here’s just a flavour of the trips our students went on in 2017.
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Assistant Stage Manager He’s now the Assistant Stage Manager on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but before he began his career, Tom studied A Levels in Drama, History and Electronics at Barton Peveril. After college, Tom studied Stage Management and Technical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before embarking on a stage management career, which has seen him work on shows including Wicked, The Wizard of Oz and Love for Love.
She studied medicine at the University of Southampton and is now working in a microbiology laboratory in Basingstoke, but it wasn’t that long ago that former Barton Peveril student, Becky became the youngest female ever to conquer Mount Everest, during her gap year. Whilst studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Mathematics, Becky embarked on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition to Nepal and dreamed of scaling the mountain. Despite suffering a stroke on her first attempt, she tried again and reached the summit as well as smashing a world record.
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Nine years of consistently strong results with rising numbers of students achieving top A Level and vocational grades underline Barton Peverilâ€™s commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning.
Alexis Southey (Toynbee) is now a student at the University of Brighton studying Interior Architecture after achieving A Levels in Mathematics, Physics and Fine Art. She also completed the Extended Project Qualification.
Saimah Sawjani (Sholing) is now at University College London (UCL) studying Natural Sciences after achieving top grades at A Level. She studied Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics at Barton Peveril. Matthew Robinson (Toynbee) is now working with SSE IT and Business Solutions on a sponsored degree apprenticeship following success at A Level in Economics, Computer Science and Mathematics. 46
Eleanor Stone (Upper Shirley High) is now a student at Cardiff University where she is studying Diagnostic Radiotherapy and Imaging. She completed A Levels at Barton Peveril in French, Religious Studies and Biology and also achieved an Extended Project Qualification.
Chris Toward (Mountbatten) achieved top marks in his Politics, Geography and History A Levels and the Extended Project Qualification before taking up a place at the University of St Andrews to study International Relations and Modern History.
Red Walters (Wyvern) is now studying Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Bath after successfully achieving A Levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at Barton Peveril.
Aaron Brown (Henry Beaufort) is now studying Adult Nursing at the University of Chester after studying Health and Social Care and Communication and Culture at Barton Peveril.
Oliver Brent formerly from Swanmore School, Swanmore
Studying: Business, Graphics and Japanese
Zoe Smith (Regents Park) achieved A Levels in Economics, Politics and English Literature before taking up a place to study International Development at King’s College London (University of London). Zoe also achieved a top mark in her Extended Project.
“All of the staff at Barton are very supportive in helping you through your college years and extremely helpful when applying to University. When you are stuck they will help you plan everything and are always happy to help. Barton Peveril is a great place to open your future and helps you unlock your true potential and personality. The college is a great place to develop your skills and friendships as it has such a great environment, which helps you to be yourself and achieve the highest grades.” 47
Student success Nayaab Hussain (Cantell) is now at the University of Portsmouth studying Mathematics after successfully completing A Levels in Biology, Physics, and Mathematics at Barton Peveril.
George Vickers (Romsey) completed A Levels in Mathematics, Computer Science and Electronics at Barton Peveril before embarking on a highly soughtafter degree apprenticeship in Cyber Security with DSTL. Amy Ashton (Hounsdown) completed A Levels in Psychology, English Literature and English Language. She also achieved a top mark in the Extended Project Qualification before heading off to Lancaster University to study English Language and Linguistics.
Jack Perry (Bitterne Park) completed A Levels at Barton Peveril in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics before taking up a place at the University of Reading to study Zoology. 48
Harry Dunnett (Thornden) achieved a position with the Forth Monkey Actor Training Company following success in Performing Arts â€“ Musical Theatre, Drama and Theatre Studies and Physical Education qualifications. This two-year actor training and performance programme prepares participants for the industry through innovative ways which conclude at the Camden Fringe.
Romina Kofler (Noadswood) is furthering her study of German and History with a combined four-year degree at the University of Southampton. She achieved A Levels in German, History and Politics and she also completed an Extended Project.
Rachel Turner (Swanmore) is now at the University of Sheffield studying Civil Engineering with a Modern Language after successfully completing A Levels in Mathematics, French and Physics at Barton Peveril.
Zain Sumra formerly from Kings’ School, Winchester
Studying: Applied Science, Business and Information Technology
Annabelle Gorman (Thornden) is now a student at the University of Cambridge studying History of Art after achieving top grades in French, English Literature, Classical Civilisation and the Extended Project Qualification.
“Barton Peveril helped to get me focused on what my goals are and the route I could take to help achieve them. I enjoy the atmosphere and the lessons are lively and provide students with a wealth of knowledge and information. There is a wide amount of support that is available to students including subject teachers, tutors and careers. It’s a great college that will help you to decide what your next steps are.” 49
Art and Design The Art and Design department benefits from first-class facilities including art studios, an Apple Mac suite for photography and design and the teachers are all artists in their own right. Thereâ€™s an annual art and textiles exhibition and the opportunity to continue studying the subject postA Level with our Level 4 UAL accredited Art Foundation course.
Art and Design
Art: Fine Art
A Level or AS Level
A Level or AS Level
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in Art
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in an Art subject (if taken) • If you have not taken a GCSE Art subject, you will need to provide a portfolio of evidence of the equivalent standard
What you will learn: How to develop your imagination and creativity. You will explore a variety of practical workshops such as paper cutting, creating surfaces, digital editing, experimental painting and drawing and you’ll develop these into a personalised project of your choice. Through 1:1’s, tutorials, group discussions and critiques you will learn how to observe and respond to the world around you, how to problem solve, overcome creative challenges and build confidence in a range of media. After the A Level course, you could study the UAL Level 4 Foundation Art Diploma at Barton Peveril or continue into any creative field at university. Complementary Courses: Any additional Art subject, English, History, Mathematics and Psychology
What you will learn: An immersive experience into multiple art disciplines. You will build expertise in photography, digital and traditional illustration, mixed media, typography, layout, composition and branding. We will encourage you to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Wacom Tablets to develop your work, alongside traditional art based skills such as printmaking, paper art and collage. Through 1:1 tutorials, group critiques and workshops you’ll learn how to respond to design briefs, problem solve, and develop sophisticated final outcomes. After the A Level course, you could study the UAL Level 4 Foundation Art Diploma at Barton Peveril or continue into any creative field at university.
Careers: Animation, Architecture, Fashion Design, Games Design and Illustration
Complementary Courses: Any additional Art subject, English, Mathematics Careers: Architecture, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Interior Design
Art: Photography Moving Image A Level What you need: • GCSE Art or Photography is not required • You must have access to your own digital SLR Camera (with standard lens) from the outset • Cannot be studied alongside Art: Photography What you will learn: All about how moving image is based on film as an art form. The course concentrates on using film to express imagination, ideas and opinions. Enthusiasm, creativity, organisation and self-discipline will be important attributes. Commitment outside of lessons is crucial to your success. Regular independent work will be set alongside 1:1’s to overcome creative challenges. You’ll learn how to use your DSLR, how to compose a film, how to use FCPX, Adobe Photoshop editing, how to analyse the work of other practitioners and how to present your own work. You’ll also attend creative workshops such as motion graphics and others. Complementary Courses: Any additional Art subject, English, Film, Media Studies and Music Careers: Animation, Filmmaking, Film Festival Coordination, Special Effects and Visual Effects
Students working within our dedicated Fine Art Studio
Art and Design
A Level or AS Level
What you need: • GCSE Art or Photography is not required • You must have access to your own digital SLR Camera (with standard lens) from the outset • Cannot be studied alongside Art: Photography Moving Image
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in an Art subject (if taken) • If you have not taken a GCSE Art subject, you will need to provide a portfolio of evidence of the equivalent standard
What you will learn: All about photography as an art form - which will prepare you for university study and freelance work. The course will compliment many other areas of creative practice. You will learn how to use your camera and compose effective pictures, how to be selective with your images, a range of Photoshop editing skills, experimental and creative techniques such as collage and 3D, how to analyse the work of other photographers and how to professionally present your work. There will be at least one study visit to galleries during the autumn term to enrich and inspire your own work. Complementary Courses: Any additional Art subject, English, Media Studies, Psychology and Sociology Careers: Editorial, Film, Freelance Photographer, Graphic Design and Journalism
Art and Design Technology: Product Design A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in Mathematics and a Design Technology subject
What you will learn: How to use your observation skills and develop your imagination and creativity. You’ll work in two and three dimensions with traditional and unorthodox techniques in a wide range of media and materials. You will experience practical workshops including machine embroidery, print, weave, knit, felt, paper and plastic manipulation. Through self-discovery, research, tutorials, peer support, class discussion and critique you will build up confidence to research, explore, problem solve, analyse and evaluate your own work to create highly personalised projects in fashion and textile art. After the A Level course, you could study the UAL Level 4 Foundation Art Diploma at Barton Peveril or continue into any creative field at university.
What you will learn: All about how everything around us has been designed. On this course, you will learn how products work and what they are made from through practical activities and academic study. You’ll learn all about the design process and how our choices as designers influence other people, the environment and our society. You will have the opportunity to work with a large range of materials and processes in order to manufacture the products that you have designed. There will be the opportunity to extend yourself through our CAD enrichment class and to take part in both local and national competitions.
Complementary Courses: Any additional Art subject, Business, English, History and Psychology
Careers: Architecture, Automotive Design, Engineering, Jewellery Design and Product Design
Careers: Costume Design, Fashion Design / Marketing, Game Design, Interior Design and Styling
Complementary Courses: Any additional Art subject, Business Studies, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics
Art and Design
UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4 What you need: • A successful presentation of your portfolio at interview • At least 32 points from at least one relevant creative A Level or vocational course in either Arts or Media • Successful completion of all other qualifications to a satisfactory standard What you will learn: To develop a broad and mature portfolio beyond A Level and the confidence to work independently as an art practitioner. Through lectures, one to ones and group critiques, you will develop effective, intellectualbased enquiry in your studies, and investigate historical and contemporary artists and designers relevant to your own work. You will experience new practical skills including screen printing, casting and video editing, before specialising in your own pathway in order to progress to a competitive university degree place, or to make an effective application to employment or apprenticeship. Complementary Courses: The Foundation Diploma is a standalone subject studied full time. It is not studied in conjunction with other subjects at college Careers: Architecture/3D Design, Digital Animation, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Photography and Film
Nathan-James Moraghan formerly from The Westgate School, Winchester
Studying: English Language and Literature, Graphics and Product Design “The teachers at Barton have been incredibly helpful during my transition between secondary school and college. You are treated more like an adult here. There’s much more attention paid to each individual student’s learning requirements whether it be extra time on homework or being available to talk to between lessons. If you happen to struggle in any way you can be sure there is someone here – a student or teacher who is more than happy to help you – all you have to do is ask.” 55
Business and Law It’s not just about studying in Business and Law, it’s about networking with contacts, getting work experience and taking part in Young Enterprise. You’ll visit Law Courts, take part in debates, meet visiting business professionals and learn what is needed to work in a corporate environment.
Business and Law
Level 2 Foundation Certificate
A Level or AS Level
What you need: • GCSE Grade 4 in Mathematics • To pay the AAT registration fee of approx £41 and membership fee of £90. This is an AAT requirement of each trainee
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English and a Grade 5 Mathematics • Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4 and above
Level 3 BTEC National Diploma Equivalent to two A Levels
What you will learn: Book keeping transactions, book keeping controls, elements of costing, working effectively in finance and using accounting software. AAT is a globally recognised qualification that is valued by employers and is an ideal choice if you are considering a career in accountancy or finance. You’ll gain the specialist knowledge and skills you need for further study or employment in the subject. Accounting skills will be taught through a mix of workbooks, 1-1 support and computer based assessments. Guest speakers are also invited into college to talk to you about accounting opportunities which can be included as evidence for your employability portfolio. Studying this course could lead you onto our Level 3 Accounting qualification in your second year.
What you will learn: What it is like to work in business from a small business to a large corporate global organisation. For any budding entrepreneurs, you’ll learn what is required to run your own business. You will study topics including entrepreneurship, global business, business objectives and strategy, marketing, finance, human resources and many more. Those with an interest in the world of business and watching programmes such as Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice would enjoy this course. There will be trips to New York and Disneyland Paris to provide both an enrichment opportunity and to enhance your experience of the course.
Complementary Courses: Business Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics Careers: Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Finance, Payroll and Taxation
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in Mathematics and English • Minimum of a Merit Grade if you have completed a Level 2 course
Complementary Courses: Economics, History, Law, Mathematics and Psychology
What you will learn: You will really get to grips with the world of business by researching and analysing successful companies which will bring the course to life. You will gain invaluable skills such as leadership, management and business strategy. You’ll look at how businesses are run and organised, how they market their products, how they manage their finances and how staff are recruited. You’ll get the chance to network with successful entrepreneurs and highly respected business leaders and there will be unique opportunities for work experience at leading organisations including Barclays, JP Morgan and Southampton Football Club. Trips include New York, Disneyland Paris and Thorpe Park and you’ll work in a variety of ways including delivering presentations and team building exercises.
Careers: Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing and Project Management
Complementary Courses: Accounting, Economics, Media, Mathematics and Politics Careers: Accounting, Business Management, Corporate Law, Finance and Leisure and Tourism
Level 2 Cambridge Technical National Diploma
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 5 in Mathematics and English • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in English • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.5
What you need: • A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 3 What you will learn: A variety of key business concepts through 10 coursework based units including customer relations, business organisations, business online, personal selling, marketing and finance. There are no exams on this course as it is assessed entirely through coursework. You’ll be taught through traditional classroom teaching as well as group activities, role-play and presentations. There will be many opportunities to attend course related trips such as Longleat Safari Park, which includes a customer service and marketing talk which is linked to two units of study. You can choose to progress from this course on to Level 3 Business the following year. Complementary Courses: GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Careers: Accounting, Enterprise, Finance, Law and Marketing
What you will learn: The key concepts of modern economics including the allocation of scarce resources. In microeconomics, you’ll explore supply and demand and learn how individual markets work including money, housing, clothing and food. You’ll also explore business economics – how firms behave in different competitive environments, labour markets, distribution of income and whether inequality is fair. In macroeconomics, you’ll focus on the functioning of the whole economy and gain insight into debates on spending cuts versus tax rises, financial markets and the policies that governments use to manage the economy. You’ll study the international context incorporating globalisation and the EU and you will have the opportunity to attend specialist lectures and talks by a variety of guest speakers. Complementary Courses: Business, History, Law, Mathematics Geography, Philosophy and Politics Careers: Banking, Civil Service, Economist, Finance and Insurance
What you will learn: How to explore the fascinating workings of our legal system and the people in it, who influences our law-makers, rights and responsibilities and how to enforce them. You’ll do this by working through major topics like criminal law, law of tort, contract law and human rights. You’ll also learn how to critically analyse legal decisions and practice arguing effectively. You’ll take part in conferences and workshops with ex-offenders, meet guest speakers and debate legal issues which affect your lives. There will also be a number of trips throughout the course including local and international court visits including in the USA. Complementary Courses: Business, Economics, English, Politics and Psychology Careers: Business, Education, Finance, Law and local or national Government
Business and Law
Law - Applied Level 3 BTEC National Certificate Equivalent to one AS Level or Extended Certificate Equivalent to one A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English What you will learn: How to explore our legal system, the people in it, who influences our law-makers and what happens when you break the law or someone wrongs you through major topics like crime and negligence. You’ll apply these theories to case studies, topical examples and scenarios and then you’ll take part in conferences and workshops with ex-offenders, meet guest speakers, and debate legal issues which affect your lives. There will also be a number of trips throughout the course including local and international court visits including in the USA. Complementary Courses: Business, Criminology, History, Politics and Sociology Careers: Business, Education, Law, Police and Social Care
Charlie Macefield-North formerly from Thornden School, Chandlers Ford
Studying: Business and Product Design “The college is unique, lively and full of passionate people. When I came to the Open Evening, the teachers were informative, reassuring and welcoming which I found very encouraging and so I decided to choose Barton. There’s a real positive vibe here – across the campus there are so many places to work, relax and socialise both inside and out and the buildings are very modern. There’s always live music being performed by students too. It’s like a home from home where you can work hard and achieve your aims with teachers that are always willing to help.” 59
English and Modern Foreign Languages Located in a newly refurbished area of the college, linguists will love the languages department. Whether you are fanatical about fiction, crazy for classical literature or want to try something new like Japanese, youâ€™ll be able to enhance your studies with international trips or perhaps a foreign exchange programme.
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4
What you need: • GCSE Grade 3 or below in English
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4
What you will learn: All about what makes human communication engaging, emotive, and powerfully persuasive. You’ll look at why are we compelled to communicate in the electronic mode, face to face, and on the page. And you’ll understand why some people’s messages are more effective than others. As well as this you will explore how individuals, institutions, issues and ideas are represented, with a particular focus on both deconstructing journalism, and creating your own newspaper and magazine articles. Activities in lessons will build upon work independently completed beforehand, as you actively engage with our virtual learning platform. This course will change the way you listen, read and think, as you become an expert in human interaction. Complementary Courses: English Literature, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Psychology and Sociology
What you will learn: With the support of your specialist English teacher, you will work on unseen texts for your final exams by covering a range of literary and nonliterary works from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Your studies will encompass topics including crime and punishment, horror, gender and sexuality, the gothic and many more. We work closely with the learning support team to help embed the skills necessary for this subject and we absolutely understand the need to succeed in this GCSE. By working together, we can succeed together. There is no getting around the fact that GCSE English Language is a necessity for academic progress and employment opportunities, so we help to prepare you for success. Careers: GCSE English will lead on to further sixth form study and beyond
English and Modern Foreign Languages
What you will learn: You’ll read, analyse and debate some of the most famous and exciting works of fiction written in English. Shakespeare, Marlowe and Chaucer are explored alongside 21st century novels, dystopia, lateVictorian prose and the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. You can become part of the dynamic English enrichment class, which allows you to consume, grapple with and delight in texts beyond the curriculum. This course will open up a greater understanding of the world and yourself by appreciating and articulating arguments from your peers and critics. To read is to live! Complementary Courses: Classical Civilisation, Drama and Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Philosophy, History and Sociology Careers: : Journalism, Marketing, Politics, Publishing and The Arts
Careers: Advertising, Journalism, Publishing, Teaching and Web Management
English English and & Modern Foreign Languages
English Language and Literature A Level or AS Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English What you will learn: How to study the craft of highly effective writers. You will study the dystopic genre in The Handmaid’s Tale, the poetic voice of John Donne and the tense dramatic conflict in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. The city of lights, love and unrest, Paris, becomes a focus for non-fiction writing and you will explore the narrative brilliance of F Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby in order to creatively re-write sections of the text. Additionally, you will investigate productions, films, and documentaries for the clever ways in which linguistic and literary devices are used to win the audience’s hearts and minds. Complementary Courses: Drama and Theatre Studies, History, Performing Arts, Psychology and Sociology Careers: Care, Creative industries such as film, drama and TV, Education, and Law
Beth Donovan formerly from The Henry Cort Community College, Fareham
Studying: English Language and Literature, Law, Psychology and Extended Project “Alongside my courses, I’m taking part in the drama production enrichment which I really enjoy. My teachers have been supportive, especially my tutor who has helped me narrow down my options and make critical decisions. Everyone at college is friendly and are always offering guidance if necessary – I believe that they can help me achieve and will push me to strive for anything! The atmosphere throughout college is comfortable and friendly and I would most definitely recommend studying here. I am so happy and content here – I believe I am achieving my potential and that others can too!” 63
Level 1 Certificate / GCSE
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in French (Higher) • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in German (Higher) • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4
What you will learn: How to build on your language skills and become fluent. You’ll be taught by a French national who will help you to acquire a very broad vocabulary and explore French grammar. The beauty of this subject is in the exploration of French culture, so you will study both film and fiction. Individual study, pair, group, whole class work and support sessions will improve your confidence in applying A Level vocabulary and grammar to a range of subjects and issues. Studying a language gives you a cutting edge in the worlds of academia and employment. The ability to learn a language demonstrates transferable skills which are essential for lifelong success.
What you will learn: Alongside exploring essential German vocabulary and grammar, you will be able to immerse yourself in German culture. Lessons will improve your confidence in applying A Level vocabulary and grammar to a range of subjects and issues and you will study the play Der Besuch der Alten Dame and the comic yet poignant film Goodbye Lenin. There is also an opportunity to be involved in the German exchange programme. The ability to learn a language demonstrates transferable skills which are essential for lifelong success and studying a language gives you a cutting edge in the worlds of academia and employment. Studying German embeds highly valuable skills and readies you for the global market.
What you need: • Passion and enthusiasm for Japanese. A GCSE in a language is advantageous • Commitment to three hours of additional study outside of college hours • To study the Certificate in your first year and the GCSE in your second year
Complementary Courses: Art, English, German, Science, Spanish and Social Sciences Careers: Business, Education, Law, Marketing, Translation and Travel
Complementary Courses: Art, English, French, Spanish, Sciences and Social Sciences Careers: Business, Education, Law, Translation and Travel and Tourism
What you will learn: During the Certificate year you will develop a sound understanding of basic communication skills to prepare you for GCSE level in your second year. You will learn reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana and some Kanji in various topics. As well as working in pairs, groups and with your whole class on this fascinating language, you will have an opportunity to take part in cultural workshops in London or even a trip to Japan. During the GCSE year you’ll explore the language further through a variety of topics. You’ll also learn 200 Kanji as well as more advanced grammatical structures and you can access one to one speaking practice sessions before your exams to improve your confidence. Studying Japanese will certainly make your university applications stand out. Complementary Courses: Business, English, French, German and Law Careers: Business, Education, Translating, Travel and Tourism
English and Modern Foreign Languages
Spanish A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in Spanish (Higher) • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4 What you will learn: All about how Spanish is a key which unlocks the globe. It is spoken by more than 300,000,000 people worldwide. A Level Spanish is designed to build your skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking to a very high level, enabling you to use Spanish as a tool for intellectual discussion. The topics covered act as a vehicle through which you will develop a detailed understanding of the grammar and a broad vocabulary. In studying both film and drama, you can immerse yourself in the culture and history of Spain and, in turn, impress both universities and employees who really value the transferable skills acquired when studying a language. Complementary Courses: English, French, German, Science and Social Sciences Careers: Business, Education, Law, Marketing, Travel and Tourism and Translation
Precious Chipato formerly from Testwood Sports College, Totton
Studied: English Literature, French, Sociology and Extended Project “Barton Peveril is an animated college full of life and laughter where I discovered a passion for social sciences and linguistics. Lessons are engaging and the careers department played a crucial role in helping me to achieve my goals. From support with university applications and Cambridge interviews, to guiding me through different career prospects, which were tailored to my skills and areas of interest. I’ve gained resilience, dedication and organisational skills as well as grasping complex terminology. The level of teaching is outstanding – it’s the perfect place for personal growth and academic progress as there is a wide range of opportunities.” 65
Humanities Championing Google Classroom, the Humanities department are at the cutting-edge of teaching and learning innovation. So much so, they were shortlisted for a TES (Times Education Supplement) Award. There are two routes to choose from in History, as well as a visit to Greece in Classical Civilisation and a whole host of philosophical debates going on daily.
A Level or AS Level
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English and/or a Grade 4 in History • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics • A Grade 4 in Geography if studied at GCSE • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4
What you will learn: All about the ancient Greeks and Romans, and discovering how their classical civilisations still affect us today. Whether it’s the idea of democracy, the Hunger Games, or defining beauty, the Greeks and Romans have influenced modern society. You will learn through group work and accessing original artefacts on the internet, as well as independently studying ancient texts in English. You’ll have the opportunity to go on a wide variety of trips both to London and abroad, including a visit to Greece itself. Classical Civilisation students go on to successful careers in a wide range of fields linked to the Humanities. Complementary Courses: Art, English, History, Philosophy, Politics and Latin Careers: Archaeology, Civil Service, Education, Journalism and Law
What you will learn: You’ll explore a wide range of physical and human topics to give you a balanced outlook on our world and the issues that affect it. You’ll learn all about the dynamic relationships between landscapes, environments, cultures and societies. You will study water and carbon cycles, coastal systems and hazards. You’ll then progress onto reviewing global systems and global governance, changing places and resource security. Part of your course will involve you completing an individual geographical investigation which includes data collected in the field and you’ll be present this as a 3000 – 4000 word written report. Complementary Courses: Biology, English Language, Environmental Science, History and Mathematics Careers: Environmental Planning, Global Development, Law and Teaching
Students working together during their History lesson using Chromebooks
History A Level AS Level (Power – Modern pathway only) What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • To choose between either the Conflicts – Early or Power – Modern pathways • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4 • GCSE History is not required What you will learn: If you choose the Conflicts – Early History pathway, you’ll be fascinated by medieval and early modern history. You’ll come to understand the modern world by exploring how relations between the East and West were shaped by the crusades of the 12th century. Alongside this you will be studying the religious conflicts of 16th century England with the battles between Catholicism and Protestantism. During your coursework, you’ll have completely free choice of a 100-year time period. The most common choice is civil rights but you could explore the evolution of women’s rights in history too. Complementary Courses: Classical Civilisation, English, Law, Politics and Religious Studies Careers: Education, Heritage, Journalism, Law and Public Services
What you will learn: If you choose the Power – Modern History pathway, you will learn why the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 shaped the history of the 20th century. You’ll explore the first successful communist revolution and learn how communist ideas developed into practice with Joseph Stalin’s brutal modernisation of Russia. Alongside this you will study the most fascinating period of British history - the Tudors, looking at Henry VIII and other successful monarchs of this period. During your coursework, you’ll have a completely free choice of a 100-year time period. The most common choice is civil rights but you could explore Australian aboriginal history too. Complementary Courses: Classical Civilisation, English, Law, Politics and Religious Studies Careers: Education, Heritage, Journalism, Law and Public Services
Philosophy A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 5 in English and Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.5 What you will learn: If you question things like what can we know? Does God exist? What is right? And are we living in a computer simulation? Then Philosophy is the right course choice for you. You’ll study how philosophers have dealt with these insoluble questions and you’ll formulate your own answers. The course involves a lot of lively debate and can be thought of as gymnastics for the brain. You might not become a professional philosopher ambling around Athens, but just remember that Emmanuel Macron (the youngest ever French president) is a philosophy graduate! There will be the opportunity for a trip to the Athens too, to enhance your study of the subject. Complementary Courses: Classical Civilisation, English Literature, Politics, History, Religious Studies and Science Careers: Academia, Journalism, Law, Medical Ethics and Teaching
Jacob Standen formerly from Cams Hill School, Fareham
Studying: Classical Civilisation, Graphics, History and Extended Project “The support that the college offers is exceptional. The careers service offers helpful and clear guidance in areas such as university options and job possibilities. The college really does a brilliant job of balancing out a welcoming vibe and being a great studying choice. What I’ve gained from my studies above all else is the ability to be a much more independent learner. Study periods and lessons have shown me that I can be both flexible with my time, focused when I need to be, and that I can work well with people and by myself.” 71
Politics students enjoying an interactive lesson 72
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4 • GCSE Religious Studies is not required
What you will learn: All about the influence of Corbyn, Trump, the snap election, Brexit, the return of socialism and the demise of the Liberal Democrats. Current political affairs have never been so dramatic, and our political future has never been this uncertain. So, you’ll discuss and debate each of these political topics and research and review many more. You’ll also experience politics first hand with trips to parliament and abroad. You will develop your own opinions on the world and think critically about what you are told. You will become well equipped to study a multitude of subjects at university and there is no better time to study Politics than now! Complementary Courses: Economics, History, Law, Philosophy, Geography and Sociology Careers: Diplomacy, Government, Journalism, Public Relations and Human Rights Organisations
What you will learn: To explore a breadth of topics ranging from an in-depth study of key Buddhist ideas to a study of ethics and the philosophical questions associated with religious and secular perspectives on life. Religious Studies helps you to identify and build strong arguments in response to a whole range of interesting and sometimes challenging questions. It is a thought provoking subject and the contemporary themes you will encounter will inspire you to learn and develop as an individual. You do not need to be religious yourself to enjoy the course. You will also be able to enhance your studies by visiting a local Thai monastery. Complementary Courses: History, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology Careers: Counselling, Charity, Education, Medicine and Social Work
Mathematics and Computing If you love Mathematics as much as our teachers do, youâ€™ve come to the right place. Our Head of Maths has written a logarithmic love song which he played on BBC Radio 4 and our students take part in national Mathematics Olympiads every year. If you canâ€™t stop thinking about problem-solving and Pythagoras, check out these courses.
A Level or AS Level
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 5 in Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 6 in Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.5
What you need: • GCSE Mathematics at Grade 3 or below
What you will learn: All about how Computer Science can be seen as a series of puzzles with formal solutions. You will have varying levels of programming skill so we will teach you how to write code from scratch. If you already have advanced skills then we have plenty of higher level activities to extend you. You’ll look at problem solving methodologies like standard algorithms, decision tables and trace tables so you will need perseverance when faced with programming challenges. In your second year, you will develop your own computer system. This could be a revision quiz website, an educational app or a code breaking system – it’s up to you!
What you will learn: You will deepen your understanding of some concepts encountered at GCSE as well as moving on to new problems – so a strong work ethic and willingness to persevere with problems is needed. This will include a methodical study of certain families of curves and developing strategies to solve harder equations. By the end of the first year you will have met and used calculus, the Mathematics that Newton and Leibniz used to describe the motion of the planets and the world around us. A Level Mathematics is well respected and will give you the great satisfaction of dealing with some advanced concepts - it should not be undertaken unless you thoroughly enjoy the subject.
Complementary Courses: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Media (Creative Digital Technologies), Physics and Philosophy Careers: Engineering, Games Development, IT, Finance and Software Engineering
Mathematics and Computing
What you will learn: To build your confidence in this important and compulsory course if you scored a Grade 3 or below at school. You’ll learn how to achieve that all-important pass grade by focusing on the topics needed to improve. You’ll appreciate the chance to alleviate any difficulties experienced in school and you’ll be working with likeminded students in a similar situation with similar mathematical difficulties. You will take the new GCSE Mathematics course at Foundation Level. Complementary Courses: If you need to retake English GCSE, you can do so alongside Mathematics. Careers: GCSE Mathematics will lead on to further sixth form study and beyond
Complementary Courses: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Computer Science and Further Mathematics Careers: Education, Engineering, Finance, Programming & Games Development and Research & Development
Lewis Croney is going on to study Mathematics at the University of Cambridge
Mathematics and Computing
Mathematics – Further A Level or AS Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 7 in Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.5 • To study A Level or AS Level Mathematics alongside What you will learn: To develop your genuine enthusiasm for exploring and investigating new mathematical concepts. Further Mathematics will both broaden and deepen your understanding of the subject and covers some key mathematical concepts that are not part of the single Mathematics A Level. There is also scope to investigate exciting and intriguing concepts from beyond the scope of the course. It is a very challenging yet hugely rewarding course that requires organisation and dedication. Many of the key concepts studied, such as matrices and complex numbers, are integral to a deeper understanding of Mathematics and its modern uses. If you enjoyed and achieved highly in GCSE Mathematics, you may consider Further Mathematics as a fourth subject in your first year. Complementary Courses: Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics (compulsory) and Physics Careers: Education, Engineering, Finance, Games Development, Programming and Research 78
Mathematics and Computing
Mathematical Studies Level 3 Certificate Equivalent to one AS Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 or above in Mathematics What you will learn: To take your interest in Mathematics as a useful skill and apply it to real life situations. This course is a new qualification designed for students who have achieved a strong pass at GCSE strong pass but don’t wish to take up a full Maths A Level. It will help you to develop your mathematical and logical thinking skills and supports courses such as A Level Psychology, Sciences and Geography, as well as technical and vocational qualifications. The course covers several topic areas including estimation, probabilities and statistics. Complementary Courses: Biology, Business, Geography, Sociology, Psychology and Science Careers: Education, Finance, Games Development, IT and Programming
Alex Young formerly from Kings’ School, Winchester
Studying: Business Studies, Engineering, Mathematics and Product Design “The facilities at Barton Peveril are fantastic – particularly in the Science Centre and Product Design areas. The campus houses a huge range of subjects and the teaching is such high quality. Staff are knowledgeable about the courses that they teach, and I’ve received so much advice and guidance when researching university options. The Open Evening and Introductory Day experiences were great as they gave me a really good idea of what to expect from this sixth form. I highly recommend the college.” 79
Media and Information Communication Technologies From BP to the BBC â€“ if you want a career in the media, this is the place to be. We boast top-flight technologies for production and editing, teachers who share their passion with their students, a trip to LA, as well as a weekly live radio broadcast. 24/7 film, culture and creative technologies are what this area is all about.
A Level or AS Level
Media Studies A Level or AS Level
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Equivalent to one A Level
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English
What you will learn: How to explore and deconstruct the world of Hitchcock, Scott, Boyle and many more. You’ll engage with how the films of these ‘masters’ impact the world around you and learn to analyse how a director manipulates the tools of the film maker to create an emotional response. You will study films from across the globe as well as Hollywood and the British film industry. Documentary and short films will also be explored. You can also choose to make or write your own epic masterpiece as a coursework option. You can compete in numerous film competitions and you will have the opportunity to go on the annual trip to LA to experience the pre-Oscars buzz.
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics
What you will learn: An exciting blend of academic and creative study that focuses on the content, context and impacts of media practices you engage with every day. You will explore a range of media products across various forms including online media, television and music videos and you will get the opportunity to produce your own media products using creative software to help cultivate your practical abilities. Through the development of advanced analytical skills, you will learn about the key debates in media and its relationship to our understanding of the world such as: do we control the media or does the media control us?
Complementary Courses: Art: Photography, Moving Image, English, History, Media and Sociology Careers: Filmmaking, Journalism, Marketing Performing Arts and Public Relations
What you will learn: All about the fundamentals of IT along with how information is used globally. You will explore hardware and software, business systems and sources and types of data. This will give you the foundations and transferable skills to go on and investigate the creative elements of the IT industry, for example social media, digital marketing and web design. During your IT journey, you will interact and communicate with clients and benefit from industry involvement. By the end of the course you will have gained the experience and skills required by both universities and employers and have the ability to go on and succeed in an ever-changing digital world. Complementary Courses: Art: Photography, Business, Computer Science, Media – Creative Digital Technologies and Media – Production
Complementary Courses: Art: Photography Moving Image, Art: Photography, English Language, Film Studies and Sociology Careers: Advertising, Events, Journalism, Marketing and PR
Careers: Animation, Computing, Graphic Design, Software and Web Design
Media and Information Communication Technologies
Media – Creative Digital Technologies Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Equivalent to two A Levels What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English What you will learn: To develop a thirst for the world’s fastest growing industry – digital games design and development. You’ll explore an open world environment where you will be presented with project based challenges and choices which will support you whilst you discover subplots and side-quests. This course is creative, innovative and designed to prepare you for multiple endings. You’ll engage in your own interactive narrative, learning professional level 3D modelling software applications and you’ll produce game and animation assets and playable games. Whether you are a warrior, wizard or barbarian, you’ll complete the course with the ability to compete in a global adventure. Complementary Courses: Art, Business, Computer Science, English and Film Studies Careers: Games Design, Games Development, Graphic Design, Software Development and 3D Animation
Media - Production Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Equivalent to two A Levels What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • To select one of two pathways – Digital Media Design or Video and Moving Image What you will learn: Digital Media Design Pathway: How to use digital design software to creatively express your ideas and enhance your print, design, graphics and 2D skills. There are nine practical units where you will complete creative projects including advertising, journalism, photography, graphic design, print production and digital animation. You will also be assessed on your knowledge of the wider media world. Former students have gone on to complete apprenticeships in print design and marketing, as well as continued further study at a variety of competitive universities. Complementary Courses: Art, English, Film Studies, Photography, Psychology and Sociology Careers: Camera Operator, Event Engineer, Film Editor, Freelance Photography and Marketing
Video and Moving Image Pathway: To develop your passion for producing video and moving image products and generating creative ideas. There are nine practical units where you’ll complete creative projects including TV and film production, cinematography, special and visual effects, scriptwriting and audio-visual promos. You will be assessed beyond just the practical applications, with an emphasis upon the media industries and the wider media landscape. Former students have been ‘snapped up’ for apprenticeships at the BBC and ITV and others are now studying competitive media production courses at university. Complementary Courses: Art, English, Film Studies, Photography, Psychology and Sociology Careers: Camera Operator, Event Engineer, Film Editor, Freelance Photography and Marketing
Media and Information Communication Technologies
Media Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma What you need: • A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 3 What you will learn: To challenge and develop your analytical skills when analysing the world around you, particularly in relation to advertising and marketing. You will be assessed on your ability to create advertising and marketing materials that not only have impact but also show photographic, filming and design skills that will elevate your advertising ideas. This course will require you to work outside of your lesson times to complete projects that are set to be more like the real world than a classroom. This means that health and safety, budgets, schedules and permission forms are also key to your success. Complementary Courses: English and Mathematics GCSEs (if needed) Careers: Once you have completed a Level 2 Programme, you can progress to Level 3 and beyond
Amy Sturrock formerly from The Romsey School, Romsey
Studying: Communication and Culture, English Language and Media Studies “Barton Peveril is full of life and very sociable – but you take your education seriously here. The college staff have your best interests at heart and genuinely care about you. The buildings are modern and accessible with the best facilities I have seen and the atmosphere is really great.” 83
Performing Arts Annual college productions, winter and spring concerts and workshops with industry performing professionals â€“ our Performing Arts courses are brimming with talent. So much so that many students head on to prestigious Dance Conservatoires and Drama Schools once theyâ€™ve completed their studies and learnt their stage technique with us.
Dance A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • Previous dance experience What you will learn: To develop your technical, choreographic and performance skills by creating and performing your own dances throughout this exciting course. You will work in both contemporary and jazz styles focusing on the work of Rambert Dance Company and American jazz choreographers. Enthusiasm, commitment and creativity are essential and your course will be supported with workshops by professionals and trips to see live work such as Ghost Dances by Christopher Bruce. You will write about the styles you are learning practically by analysing and evaluating professional works as well as learning about the wider context in which they were created. Complementary Courses: Art, Drama and Theatre Studies, History, Music and Performing Arts – Acting Careers: Choreographer, Commercial Backing Dancer, Freelancer, Musical Theatre Performer and Teacher
Drama and Theatre Studies A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4 What you will learn: You will study a variety of plays and theatre practitioners, developing your skills in performance, directing and designing for theatre, as well as learning how to critique the work of others. You’ll practically explore and workshop play texts as well as giving developing the skill in how to write analytically about your insights and creative ideas. You will use your imagination to devise original theatre as well as perform or design extracts of plays. As well as developing your confidence as a creator of performances you will become more accomplished in working with others, project managing, researching independently, writing persuasively and solving problems. Complementary Courses: English, Dance, History, Media and Philosophy Careers: Education, Event Management, Journalism, Law and Performing
Music A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in Music or Grade 5 in Music Theory (ABRSM) • Ideally Grade 5 on your main instrument or voice • If you do not have Grade 5 on your main instrument or voice or a Grade 5 in Music Theory you will be required to audition for this course • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4 What you will learn: An excellent grounding in all aspects of musical analysis and composition. You will use the department’s outstanding resources to help you explore the music of the Western Classical tradition, through to music of the 20th century, and specifically, musical theatre. You will also receive half an hour per week of one-to-one tuition on your main instrument or voice with one of our highly experienced visiting teachers. You will also be given the opportunity to experience some of the music you are studying first hand through the regular trips to concerts and performances organised by the department. Complementary Courses: English, Drama and Theatre Studies, Jazz and Popular Music Performance, Music Technology and Performing Arts – Musical Theatre Careers: Arranger, Composer, Class Teacher, Instrumental Teacher and Performer and Session Musician 85
Drama and Theatre studies in action on the stage
Music Technology A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in Music or Grade 5 in Performance or Music Theory • If you do not have a Grade 4 in Music or Grade 5 in Performance or Music Theory you will be assessed on your portfolio of original work What you will learn: To develop your practical skills on a course where your passion for creating your own music through the medium of technology can be unleashed. You will be given a thorough grounding in the workings of Logic Pro, and the opportunity to develop your ideas by making use of the outstanding facilities which the department has. The course specifically focuses on composing and studio multitrack recording and many of our students progress onto Music Production degree courses after completing their A Levels. Complementary Courses: Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music and Physics Careers: Acoustic Design, Hardware/Software Development, Sound Engineer, Teaching and Technical Management
Alex Harrison formerly from Wildern School, Hedge End
Studying: Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature and Performing Arts: Musical Theatre “Since starting college, I have become a more confident learner and individual. I enjoy having the freedom and independence in all my courses to push myself to get the best result possible. We are always learning new skills or new ways to improve. All the teachers are so supportive and push us to achieve to the best of our abilities, encouraging us not to give up. The more you put in, the more you get out of college life and knowing that I’ve definitely chosen the right courses means that I always look forward to a day at Barton.” 87
College Production â€“ Jekyll and Hyde, The Musical at The Point, 2017
Performing Arts – Acting
Performing Arts – Musical Theatre
Popular Music and Jazz Studies
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Equivalent to two A Levels
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Equivalent to two A Levels
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Equivalent to one and a half A Levels
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • Strong commitment to extracurricular work • An audition is required
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • Strong commitment to extracurricular work • An audition is required
What you will learn: To develop your range of performance skills through projects and performances through a number of opportunities throughout the course. You will showcase your work both inside and outside of college, attend workshops and lectures run by industry professionals, and create work in collaboration with local theatres. There will be many trips to see live theatre performances both locally and nationally which will enhance your studies. Although the emphasis is on practical and performance work you will complete written assignments and develop your skills as an informed and reflective practitioner. The majority of our students progress to specialist drama schools or universities.
What you will learn: How to be a triple threat in theatre. This intense course will develop your acting, singing and dancing technique, while also teaching you about life in the performing arts industry. You will learn how to write a commission and develop your understanding of a range of performing arts careers. You will enjoy workshops and talks from West End performers and benefit from our close links with the Mayflower, The Nuffield and The Point. You will perform in two full scale musical productions over the course of two years and perform a solo number in a variety showcase.
What you need: • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in Music if taken • The ability to perform to a minimum of Grade 7 standard on your main instrument or voice • The ability to read music fluently and have an understanding of music theory (ABRSM) up to Grade 5 standard
Complementary Courses: Art, English, Drama and Theatre Studies, Languages and Music Careers: Actor, Arts Officer, Director, Entertainer, Teacher and Producer
Complementary Courses: Dance, Drama and Theatre Studies, Languages, Media Studies and Music Careers: Acting, Choreography, Musical Theatre Performer, Singer and Teacher
What you will learn: You’ll be one of the first to take this exciting new course which is currently the only one of its kind in the UK. You’ll be given the unique opportunity to develop your performance skills to the standard required for entry into the UK’s top conservatoires. You will be taught by experts in the field of popular music and jazz, with 30 minutes of one-to-one tuition on your main instrument or voice with one of our highly experienced, specialist visiting teachers included as part of the course. The course will also feature regular talks and workshops with industry professionals. Complementary Courses: English, Drama and Theatre Studies, Music, Music Technology and Performing Arts – Musical Theatre Careers: Composer, Instrumental Teacher, Lecturer, Performer and Session Musician
Professional Performance Studies in Music If you are a highly skilled musician and aspiring to a career in Music, you can develop your versatility by choosing this course. A full programme of study combining A Level Music, A Level Music Technology and the Jazz and Popular Music Diploma is supported with an hour of additional instrumental tuition each week. You are encouraged to undertake the foundation degree level ABRSM Diploma and to create your own ensembles in addition to performing in the large and small ensembles already established in college. Places on this course are limited, and you are expected to have reached a minimum of Grade 7 standard on your main instrument or voice prior to audition.
Chloe Stanfield formerly from Hounsdown School, Totton
Studying: Classical Civilisation, English Literature and Performing Arts: Acting “Although the step-up to college seems daunting, the transition is seamless when you arrive here. You’re not ‘thrown in at the deep end’ – teachers gradually introduce you to courses and topics, so that by the time you reach your first assessments, you feel confident and prepared. Since my subjects link together well, I’ve been able to make clear connections and overlap my knowledge, which had really boosted my confidence. I also enjoy my enrichments – Zumba, production, and LAMDA, which give a balanced mix of exercise, a chance to let off steam, and improve my subject skills.” 91
Science Set within a bespoke state-of-the-art ÂŁ5M Science Centre, the department boasts three floors of laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. As well as fine facilities and fantastic teaching and learning, there will be fieldwork, trips, visits to Operating Theatre Live and speakers at the forefront of emerging research and development.
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in Combined Science or Biology, English and Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.5
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in Combined Science or Chemistry, English and Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.5
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Equivalent to one A Level
What you will learn: All about molecules, cells, tissues and processes which make organisms work. But this is just the start of this science. You will also consider how DNA produces variation and the importance of biodiversity. As well as lessons in state-of-the-art laboratories taught by our biology experts, you will undergo experiments on real specimens and take part in field work at Studland Bay. Scientists from the University of Southampton will also host guest lectures for you in college, and you can take part in extension classes. Once your course is complete you can head to university to further your study of biology and beyond.
What you will learn: All about scientific principles in a content-led, flexible approach where the specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts of chemistry. The teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and you’ll be assessed both through written papers and a practical endorsement. You’ll first cover the foundation knowledge you need to underpin your exploration of the subject with the basics of atomic structure, moles, bonding and periodicity in place, you’ll then go on to examine energetics, explain why reactions happen and explore organic synthesis.
What you will learn: All about how Engineering is not just to do with fixing things, it is about understanding why things work and how to improve them. In this course you will start with learning the mathematics needed to be an engineer. This will assist you in the rest of the course where you will learn different aspects of engineering from mechanics to electrical. The course itself is assessed by 67% examination and 33% coursework. In the coursework you will be given the chance to work with electronic breadboards as well as testing materials to their limit in order to pick the right one for the job.
Complementary Courses: Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology
Complementary Courses: Art and Design Technology: Product Design, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics (Mathematics and Physics are often needed alongside this course to take an Engineering degree) and Science – Applied
Complementary Courses: Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Law, Mathematics and Physics Careers: Dentistry, Education Health and Clinical, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Zoology, Forensic Science
Careers: Biochemistry, Dentistry, Drug Discovery, Chemical Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Science and Pharmaceuticals
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in Mathematics and a Grade 4 in any Science subject
Careers: Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
State-of-the-art ÂŁ5M Science Centre
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Equivalent to two A Levels What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in Mathematics and a Grade 4 in Applied Science or Physics and English What you will learn: You will study how things work and how to improve them. By understanding the underlying mathematics, you will be able to broaden your knowledge in a range of situations, from material science and fluid dynamics to electrical and systems programming. The course spans 12 modules including mathematics, electrical circuit design and systems programming. You will be tested via both coursework and exams allowing all aspects of being an engineer to link together. Throughout the course you will experience physics in action and apply your new found understanding to solve real life problems. Complementary Courses: Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics,Product Design and Science - Applied Careers: Acoustic Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Maritime Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and Systems Engineer
Environmental Science A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in Combined Science, English and Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4 What you will learn: You’ll look at the natural processes occurring on our planet alongside the ways that human activities can impact these. You’ll gain a wellrounded understanding of a range of topical issues that are only likely to increase in terms of significance. The content covered includes conservation, the atmosphere, mining, agriculture, pollution and energy generation. Within all these topics there is an emphasis on solutions to environmental issues and sustainability. The nature of the course is geared towards developing practical sampling skills and you will attend various trips including to Studland Bay, the New Forest and Marwell Zoo. Complementary Courses: Biology, Engineering, Geography, Mathematics and Physics Careers: Biological Sciences, Conservation, Education, Engineering, Environmental Planning and Geology
Physics A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in Combined Science or Physics, English and Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.5 • You are strongly advised to study Mathematics A Level alongside Physics A Level What you will learn: All about this challenging and exciting subject that has the potential to unlock a multitude of secrets - from what are the building blocks of matter, to what happened at the start of the universe? In the first year, you will build on your GCSE knowledge by looking at particle physics, waves and DC electricity. In the second year, you’ll go on to study astrophysics. Underpinning all of this is your commitment to get stuck into a hands-on subject with plenty of practicals to link theory to practice. Complementary Courses: Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Further Mathematics and Mathematics Careers: Energy, Electronics, Sciences and Technical Industries
Science – Applied Level 3 BTEC National Certificate Equivalent to one AS Level or Extended Certificate Equivalent to one A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in Combined Science, English and Mathematics • Strong commitment to extracurricular work What you will learn: The fundamentals of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The Biology topic covers cellular structure and the function of different tissues, including the action potential in nervous tissue. The Physics topic focuses on waves and optics, and the use of these for communication, and the Chemistry module focuses on structure of the atom, bonds and reacting masses. You’ll create a portfolio and take part in a range of practicals including enzymes, diffusion, plants, energy in fuels and electrical circuits. Complementary Courses: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Physics Careers: Forensic Science, Marine Biology, Nursing, Radiography and Veterinary Nursing
Amana Baig formerly from Cantell School, Bassett
Studying: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology “I want to study Medicine at University and Barton has helped me with this, by organising lectures and opportunities to talk to university staff and current students about my chosen subject area. The careers staff are absolutely incredible in helping you gain work experience and getting into useful extra courses, lectures and summer schools – they are experts at providing relevant and friendly advice. There’s a very academic atmosphere here and lessons have a vibrancy about them. Being a student here is an absolutely incredible experience, you have some many opportunities to succeed – you just have to want it.” 97
Social Sciences In Social Sciences we offer Criminology, a brand new course, work placement opportunities with Health and Social Care and a Disneyland Paris trip to study human behaviours. You can also experience interactive lessons, discussions and debate within one of our newest buildings and access to fantastic facilities. Make sure you look closely at Psychology and Sociology â€“ two of our most sought-after subjects.
Criminology Level 3 Diploma Equivalent to one A Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4 What you will learn: You will research different types of crimes and what influences public perception of crime in this interesting and intriguing course. You will also study, research and discuss why people commit crime, criminological theories of crime, crime scene investigation and bringing the accused to court. The course is 50% controlled assessment so you will need good research and English skills. The remaining 50% of the course is examined in an exam in year 1 and an exam in year 2. Complementary Courses: English Language, Law, Psychology, Science and Sociology Careers: Court and Tribunal Services, Criminal Justice, National Offender Management, Police, Probation Service and Prison Service
Health and Social Care Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Equivalent to two A Levels (Diploma) or Extended Diploma Equivalent to three A Levels (Extended Diploma) What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English What you will learn: You’ll cover the whole spectrum of this sector – mental health, special educational needs, paramedics, community care and more, alongside the more predictable look into the hospital environment. You will consider topics such as diversity, safety, security, safeguarding, how best to interact and meet individual needs, how the body works and disorders arising from any malfunction. You’ll also look at factors behind health and illness, reporting and measuring of these, along with society’s responses to such issues are explored. There is a strong tie up to ‘real life’ situations, supplemented by guest speakers and visits. Complementary Courses: English, Criminology, Psychology, Science and Sociology Careers: Care, Midwifery, Nursing, Social Work and Teaching
Psychology A Level or AS Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English, Mathematics and Science • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5 What you will learn: All about how Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. In this course you will be looking at scientific research on a regular basis and will learn about the different research methods that psychologists employ, such as experiments. In the first year you will cover the following topics: memory, attachment, psychopathology, approaches within psychology, issues and debates and research methods. In the second year you will learn biopsychology, forensic psychology, schizophrenia and relationships. For each topic you will learn different theories, and look at research psychologists have conducted to further your knowledge. You will also be analysing and running statistical tests on data. Complementary Courses: Biology, English Language, Criminology, Health and Social Care and Sociology Careers: Advertising, Care, Clinical Psychology, Media and Nursing
Social Sciences subjects offer interactive lessons, discussions and debate
Sociology A Level or AS Level What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4 What you will learn: You will consider a range of debates and theoretical views on society throughout this contemporary course. Through interactive lessons, articles and discussion, you will begin to see your society in a completely different way, considering questions such as ‘why is fundamentalism on the increase?’ and ‘why are men more likely to be criminals?’ By studying this popular and broad-based subject, you will be given opportunities to experience your social world through trips to Rome, Winchester courts and local Universities, as well as achieve a qualification that will allow you to pursue a wide range of degree and career paths. Complementary Courses: English Language, Criminology, History, Health and Social Care and Psychology Careers: Education, Law, Local Government, Nursing and Policing
Holly Boorman formerly from Crestwood College, Eastleigh
Studying: Communication and Culture, Drama and Theatre Studies and Health and Social Care “I enjoy the variety of lessons at Barton and there are so many visits, mental health workshops, talks and careers and higher education events. The college offers a range of courses as well as enrichments, clubs and societies where you can meet different people. I feel that Barton has played a big part in shaping me as a person – before I came to college I wasn’t really sure of myself or where I wanted to go, but I’ve been supported in so many ways that I feel clearer and more independent, and I’m sure others do too!” 101
Sport and Physical Education Brand new for 2017 and joining our already well-established Sport and Physical Education offer are our Elite Sports Programmes. With specialist coaching, teaching and access to industryaccredited course elements, our sports staff are ready and waiting to have you join #TeamBP and play your part.
A Level or AS Level
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma Equivalent to three A Levels
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Equivalent to one A Level
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English • GCSE Combined Science at Grade 4 is advantageous
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English
What you need: • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English, Mathematics and Science • Minimum average GCSE score required for this course: 5 • If you do not meet these requirements, consider the vocational sport courses What you will learn: How to investigate a wide range of sport-related topics and develop your knowledge and understanding of the core aspects of sport including applied anatomy and physiology, training methods, nutrition for sport, injury prevention and rehabilitation, exercise physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, sports psychology, sport in society and contemporary issues in sport. You’ll do this through a wide variety of teaching and learning styles including group work, individual assignments, presentations and practical work. Success at this level requires a good understanding of a range of different theoretical concepts, good essay writing skills and the ability to carry out experimental and practical work. Complementary Courses: Biology, English Literature, History, Mathematics and Physics Careers: Personal Training, Teaching, Sports Coaching, Sports Therapy and Sports Science
What you will learn: You will cover a range of different units during this diverse course that will include sports psychology, sports coaching, anatomy and physiology, practical sports, nutrition, sports injuries, performance analysis, sociology of sport and a fitness instructing based unit. You will coach in the local community working with your peers to plan, deliver and review sports coaching sessions in a range of settings including primary schools. There will be a wide variety of teaching and learning styles including group work, individual assignments, presentations and practical work. Success on this course requires strong leadership skills, a positive work ethic and the ability to work independently. Complementary Courses: Biology, English Literature, History, Mathematics and Physics Careers: Personal Training, Sports Coaching, Sports Therapy, Sports Science and Teaching
Sport and Physical Education
What you will learn: You will cover a range of different units that will include sports psychology, sports coaching, anatomy and physiology, practical sports, nutrition, sports injuries, and a fitness instructing based unit. You will learn how to be a positive role model by coaching in the local community, working with your peers to plan, deliver and review sports coaching sessions in a range of settings including primary schools. The diverse nature of the syllabus encourages a wide variety of teaching and learning styles including group work, individual assignments and presentations. Success on this course requires strong leadership skills, a positive work ethic and the ability to work independently. Complementary Courses: Biology, English Literature, History, Mathematics and Physics Careers: Teaching, Sports Coaching, Personal Training, Sports Science and Sports Therapy
The Elite Football Programme
Sport and Physical Education
Elite Sport Programmes Our Elite Sport Programmes will be an extension of your full programme of study at Barton Peveril.
Elite Sport Programmes
Elite Football Programme How does the Elite Football Programme work? It provides you with the opportunity to train twice a week and play in competitive matches on Wednesday afternoons at local, regional, and national level. You will receive specialist coaching from UEFAqualified football coaches and alongside the football, you can study any range of qualifications at college, including A Levels and vocational qualifications. You’ll also have the opportunity to play for the county side, managed by Luke Hampton, the college’s Director of Sport. If you are good enough, you will be put forward for England schools U18s trials.
Who can join? Anyone can apply for a place on the Elite Sport Programmes. For football, preferred experience includes professional club involvement, county or district representation or a good club standard. You must have a suitable level of fitness to take this course and it must be taken alongside a full-time programme of study. Why should I join the Elite Football Programme? As well as joining a college with an outstanding sport reputation and with excellent teaching, learning and results – you’ll train in a modern college campus with fantastic sport facilities. Our six-a-side football team were champions for the second year running in 2016 and our partners include AFC Stoneham and Eastleigh Football Club. Complementary Courses: Elite Football can be studied alongside any course combination. The programme also includes a choice of the following courses: • Level 2 Fitness Instructing • Level 3 Personal Training • Level 3 Higher Sports Leadership Award • Level 1 FA Coaching Certificate (football)
Elite Badminton Programme
Elite Basketball Programme
How does the Elite Badminton Programme work? It’s an exciting two-year programme designed to develop promising and talented young badminton players physically and technically. It will help improve your performance on the court, as well as within your studies and it provides a unique chance to combine training and playing with full-time education. You’ll have the opportunity to train three times a week alongside your studies which includes two skills based/technical sessions and one strength and conditioning session. You can expect access to all courses available at Barton Peveril and highquality team and 1-1 coaching from our fully qualified and experienced coach. Who can join? Any student can apply to the programme. Preferred experience includes junior or school club involvement, county or national representation. You are required to have a good level of fitness to take this course. Why should I join the Elite Badminton Programme? You’ll be taught by former England International player, Chris Shepherd who is a highly qualified coach with extensive playing and coaching experience. His honours include: • All England Singles title • European Singles and Doubles runner-up • National cup-winning coach with Top Flight Badminton Club
How does the Elite Basketball Programme work? It’s an exciting two-year programme designed to develop promising and talented young Basketballers physically and technically - to help improve their performance on the court, as well as within their studies. The centre provides a unique chance to combine training and playing with full-time education. You’ll have the opportunity to train three times a week alongside your studies which includes two skills based or technical sessions and one strength and conditioning session. You can expect the following: • Access to all courses available at Barton Peveril • A personalised fitness programme designed to help you peak for key competitions • Coaching and support from a fully qualified and highly experienced coaching team Who can join? Any student can apply to the programme. Preferred experience includes club involvement, county or national representation. You are required to have a good level of fitness to take this course. Why should I join the Elite Basketball Programme? Because as well as using first class sports facilities, The Elite Basketball Team compete in the first team league in the Hampshire College’s league as well as the National English Schools Cup and the British Colleges and AoC Sport National competitions. In 2017, the team reached the national finals in Nottingham, finishing 4th.
Elite Cricket Programme How does the Elite Cricket Programme work? In partnership with Hampshire Cricket Club, the Elite Cricket Programme is an exciting two-year programme that gives promising young cricketers the opportunity to develop their skills whilst continuing in full-time education. The programme can be studied alongside any A Level/ vocational course provision, and is a great way to combine academic study with sporting performance. The Elite Cricket Centre will be offered in three tiers and will include the following cricket coaching provision: Bronze – three hours a week for social and recreational players Silver – five hours a week for club players Gold – ten hours a week for talented county and EPP players Who can join? Any student can apply to the programme. Preferred experience includes junior or school club involvement, county or national representation. You are required to have a good level of fitness to take this course. Why should I join the Elite Cricket Programme? As well as joining a college with an outstanding reputation for excellent standards, teaching and learning, your training sessions will take place at the Ageas Bowl, the home of Hampshire Cricket. Coaching will be delivered by experienced and highly qualified cricket coaches from Hampshire CCC.
Elite Sport Programmes
Elite Netball Programme How does the Elite Netball Programme work? It’s an exciting two-year programme designed to develop promising and talented young netballers physically and technically - to help improve your performance on the court, as well as within your studies. It provides a unique chance to combine training and playing with full-time education. You’ll have the opportunity to train and play three times a week alongside your studies which includes two skills based and technical sessions and one strength and conditioning session. You can expect the following: • Access to all courses available at Barton Peveril • A personalised fitness programme designed to help you peak for key competitions • Coaching and support from a fully qualified and highly experienced coaching team Who can join? Any student can apply to the programme. Preferred experience includes club involvement, county or national representation. Students are required to have a good level of fitness to take this course. Why should I join the Elite Netball Programme? Because as well as using firstclass sports facilities, the netball programme competes in both the first and second team leagues in the Hampshire College’s league as well as the British Colleges and AoC Sport National competitions.
Amy-May Hanks formerly from Portchester Community School, Fareham
Studying: Sport Extended Diploma “I have gained so much confidence from my courses because when I started I didn’t know anyone so I needed to make new friends straight away. I love my sports courses as we get a good variety of lessons in both practical and theoretical elements. I am part of the college football and basketball teams which has helped me develop my current skills as well as gaining more. There are plenty of services around the college to help you – counselling, supportive tutors and careers services to help you with your future plans. The college is always expanding, modernising, and upgrading.” 109
General information Please note that all information is correct at the time of printing, but may be subject to change at any point throughout the year. Contact us Tel: 023 8036 7200 Email: email@example.com Address: Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Chestnut Avenue Eastleigh SO50 5ZA College hours Normal hours for timetabled lessons are 8.45am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday. The college campus is open to students from 7.45am until 4.15pm with extended evening hours for private study in the Glyn Library on most days. In the run up to exams and coursework deadlines, your teachers may also run extension classes and revision workshops which will fall outside of normal opening hours.
Transport Buses As part of our green transport plan we provide a subsidised bus service serving most areas where students live and travel to Barton Peveril on a regular basis. Bus transport is a combination of: • Contract buses – students apply through the college • Service buses – Barton Peveril does not contract these services but students can purchase passes direct from the bus company. These arrangements apply to students who live more than four miles from college. It should be noted that eligibility depends on the address of the parental home and not the school previously attended. Full details of this along with the current cost of a pass and information on methods of payment will be available at the October Open Evenings and on the college website. Trains There are good rail links to the college served by Southampton Airport Parkway and Eastleigh Railway Stations. Students are responsible for making their own arrangements. Parking There is no on-site parking for students and resident only parking is in operation on roads adjacent to the college. Motorcycles There are 50 bays for parking motorcycles. Application forms are available from the Transport Office. Cycle Bays Secure cycle storage is available free of charge.
College shop and catering The newly refurbished College shop is open daily and sells a wide range of stationery, film and art course supplies together with other equipment at cost price. We also have several catering outlets available across campus – from the newly refurbished Student Centre, to the Science Centre and Nobel Cafés. All offer a wide range of hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks to fuel your college day. Of course, you are more than welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks onto the college site to enjoy at break and lunchtimes. Financial support The college aims to support students whose financial circumstances make it difficult for them to continue in further education. Any student experiencing exceptional financial difficulty during their time at college is encouraged to seek advice from their tutor, Student Progress Adviser or to contact Student Services who are available in the Progress Zone. Student Bursary The 16-19 Student Bursary is a government scheme to help the most vulnerable young people continue in full-time education. For new Barton Peveril students there are guaranteed bursaries of £1,200 a year for the most vulnerable children in care, care leavers and those on income support (or Universal Credit) in their own name and disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Allowance (or Personal Independence Allowance).
Our Student Support Fund In the case of new Barton Peveril students whose household income is below £23,700, the college has funds to provide some support for transport, equipment and essential trips, usually in the form of a credit towards costs. Free college meals Students in receipt of, or having parents who are in receipt of a number of benefits may be eligible for a free meal in the 2018 to 2019 academic year. Students must be aged between 16 and 18 on 31st August 2018 to be eligible. Those who turn 19 during their study programme will remain eligible for a free meal until the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 or to the end of their study programme, whichever is the sooner. Further information and application forms for financial support including the student bursary, our student support fund and free college meals are available from the Progress Zone or on the college website. The Governing Body Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is a Further Education Corporation under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The Governing Body at Barton Peveril is known as the Corporation. It is a lively group of 20 men and women who are fully involved in the strategic running of the college. Two are staff, two are students and one is a parent. Full details of membership, meetings, activities and contact information are available on the college website.
Umber Kazmi formerly from The Toynbee School, Chandler’s Ford
Studying: Economics, Politics, Psychology and Extended Project “I came to Barton Peveril because of the college’s reputation for being an institution where all students of all capabilities are able to prosper. The large campus allows you to integrate with different people, from different backgrounds. When I leave, I hope to go to university to study economics, as in the future I want to become an economist and business woman. Barton has helped me achieve my aims by allowing me the opportunity to apply and gain a one-week placement at the renowned bank JP Morgan in Bournemouth in which I will learn all about business, finance and economics.” 111
Course finder A-Z AAT Accounting Level 2 Foundation Certificate Art & Design Level 4 UAL Foundation Diploma Art: Fine Art A Level or AS Level Art: Graphics A Level or AS Level Art: Photography Moving Image A Level Art: Photography A Level or AS Level Art: Textiles A Level Art and Design Technology: Product Design A Level
Biology A Level Business A Level or AS Level Business Level 3 BTEC National Diploma Business Level 2 Cambridge Technical National Diploma
Chemistry A Level Classical Civilisation A Level Computer Science A Level Criminology Level 3 Diploma
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Dance A Level Drama and Theatre Studies A Level
Economics A Level Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Elite Badminton Programme Elite Basketball Programme Elite Cricket Programme Elite Football Programme Elite Netball Programme Engineering Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate English Language A Level English Language GCSE English Literature A Level English Language and Literature A Level or AS Level Environmental Science A Level
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Film Studies A Level or AS Level French A Level
Geography A Level or AS Level German A Level
Health and Social Care Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or Extended Diploma History A Level or AS Level (Power â€“ Modern pathway only)
Information Technology Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
Japanese Level 1 Certificate / GCSE
Law 58 A Level Law - Applied 59 Level 3 BTEC National Certificate or Extended Certificate Mathematics A Level or AS Level Mathematics GCSE Mathematics - Further A Level or AS Level Mathematical Studies Level 3 Certificate Media Studies A Level or AS Level Media - Creative Digital Technologies Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Media - Production Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Media Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma Music
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A Level Music Technology A Level Performing Arts - Acting Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Performing Arts Musical Theatre Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Philosophy A Level Physical Education A Level or AS Level Physics A Level Politics A Level Popular Music and Jazz Studies Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Professional Performance Studies in Music Psychology A Level or AS Level Religious Studies A Level
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Science - Applied 97 Level 3 BTEC National Certificate or Extended Certificate Sociology 101 A Level or AS Level Spanish 65 A Level Sport 103 Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma Sport 103 Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
Jessica Chester formerly from Bitterne Park School, Bitterne Park
Studying: Philosophy, Photography and Use of Mathematics “I have learned so many new skills from each of my subjects including teamwork, independence, and time management. I enjoy the freedom you get at college – it’s different from school and you’re not so restrained in what you have to do. The atmosphere is always buzzing at Barton. The college has such a wide range of courses and so many modern facilities that really benefit the students in all areas. The teachers are really friendly and you’ll always be able to have a conversation with them.”
Tel: 023 8036 7200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.barton-peveril.ac.uk
Chestnut Avenue Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 5ZA
Barton Peveril is a thriving sixth form college in central Hampshire. Over 3,000 full-time students choose to fulfil their academic potentia...
Published on Sep 7, 2016
Barton Peveril is a thriving sixth form college in central Hampshire. Over 3,000 full-time students choose to fulfil their academic potentia...