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Prospectus 2017 entry


Student success Eight years of consistently strong results with rising numbers of students achieving top A Level and vocational grades underline Barton Peveril’s commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning.

A degree in Ancient & Modern History at the University of Oxford follows A Level success in English Language, Classical Civilisation, History, Maths and the Extended Project for former King’s School (Fair Oak) pupil, Shekinah Vera-Cruz.

Jordan Allen (Toynbee) was a part of the College Dance Company during his time at Barton Peveril and he is continuing his dance training after being offered a place on the Contemporary Dance course at esteemed conservatoire, Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He studied Dance, Classical Civilisation and Performing Arts (Musical Theatre).

Meeri-Ly Kurvits (Cantell) is furthering her study of Economics with a degree at the University of Sussex. She achieved top grades in A Level Economics, Maths, Psychology and the Extended Project at Barton Peveril.

Curtis Clement (Sholing) is a Mathematics undergraduate at the University of Oxford following his success in A Level Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

98.4% 100% A Level pass rate

Vocational course pass rate

Daisy Hunter is now a student at the University of Southampton where she is studying for a Chemistry degree with a one year placement after completing A Levels in Chemistry, Biology and Fine Art. Daisy came to Barton Peveril from Swanmore College.

76% 86.4%

A* - C grades at A Level

A* - B equivalent for vocational courses


Welcome to Barton Peveril

Former Crestwood College pupil Robert Felstead was offered a degree apprenticeship with sSSE after a rigorous and competitive interview process. Robert’s role will see him explore various job rotations within the IT industry, allowing him to use the skills he gained on his courses in Computing, IT and Use of Mathematics at Barton Peveril.

Equality and Diversity Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is fully committed to equality and diversity. We aim to inspire all our staff and students to help create an environment where everyone feels welcome and confident that they will be treated equally and fairly. Students will be valued as an individual and their views and opinions will be encouraged.

Contents

Choosing your courses - what you need to know Programme of study Entry requirements and programmes of study Making your application Learning support Becoming more independent A vibrant learning community Careers advice and university applications Former students... where are they now? Being a Barton Peveril student A day in the life of a Barton Peveril student The Aspire Programme The Extended Project Enrichment, trips, clubs and societies Courses A-Z – A Level, Vocational Level 3 Courses A-Z – GCSE, Vocational Level 2 Other qualifications and opportunites Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Calculate your Average GCSE Score General information

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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 purposeful. 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 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. 19 students were offered places at Oxford or Cambridge in 2016. 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!

Jonathan Prest Principal

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Choosing your courses - what you need to know To be accepted for a learning programme at Barton Peveril you will need to meet the minimum entry requirements outlined opposite, together with any individual subject requirements (please see the courses section of this prospectus, starting on page 33). You can check your Average GCSE Score on page 69* and visit our website for more detailed course outlines and other information which will be updated throughout the year.

Choosing your courses One of the great advantages of a thriving sixth form college like Barton Peveril is that it specialises in educating young people aged 16-19 and offers an incomparable range of subjects and courses which can be combined together in almost any combination to meet your specific needs. Our aim is to ensure that all students are enrolled on courses that prepare them for their future and provide them 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. Then, after you have received your GCSE results, we will review your choices together and ensure you are signed up for the courses that suit you best.

Enrich your learning Strong exam results are crucial but universities and employers also look for evidence of employability and other skills. You will need to think about how you will ensure your personal statement or CV stands out from the crowd. As well as your Core courses, you will also need to consider Additional courses and Enrichment options to ensure that you make best use of your time in and outside of college.

Programme of study The following diagram shows how your Programme of Study at college will look. You will choose three A Levels or equivalent courses from the Core column, a minimum of one option from the Additional column and you could choose enrichment options from the Optional column.

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Two year commitment Choose three A Levels or Vocational equivalents

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OPTIONAL

Choose a minimum of one option from the three below

Enrichment opportunities These are not compulsory but can support future plans. See our list of what’s on offer on pages 23-31

Enrichment

Enrichment

See what’s on offer on pages 23-31

1 x AS Level

(Average GCSE Score 6.0*)

Fourth A Level

(Average GCSE Score 6.7*)

programme of study

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ADDITIONAL

Enrichment

Enrichment


Choosing your courses - what you need to know Programme of study Entry requirements and programmes of study

Entry requirements and programmes of study A Levels, Vocational programmes or a mixed programme? In light of your GCSE grades you will need to decide whether to take purely A Levels (examination based), Vocational courses (mainly coursework based), or opt for a combination of the two. We recommend that to have a really good chance of success at A Level you need to be averaging at least a B in your GCSEs. If you have achieved A and A* grades across your GCSEs you will need to reflect on the importance of what the Russell Group of leading universities calls ‘facilitating subjects’ and read the information on the Informed Choices section of their website russellgroup.ac.uk. Following national changes to the post 16 curriculum we anticipate that it will become harder for students with lower GCSE grades to achieve good passes at A Level. If you are averaging closer to a C in your GCSEs don’t forget that Vocational courses can be an excellent option. These 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).

GCSE Mathematics & English Language

Students taking Vocational courses and mixed programmes enjoy outstanding results and enable progression into Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment. There is a wide range of vocational options available across the curriculum worth the equivalent of one, two or three A Levels.

If you have not achieved a 4 in Mathematics and English Language at school, you will be expected to study these subjects as part of your programme at College.

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

Programme OF STUDY

Grades averaging close to an A at GCSE Average GCSE Score 6.7*

The Aspire Programme (see page 18) Core of three A Levels + Additional A Level and/or AS Level + Optional course (see pages 23-31)

Grades averaging close to a B at GCSE Average GCSE Score 6.0*

Core of three A Levels Possible additional AS Level and/or Enrichment + Optional course

Five C Grades at GCSE including English Language 4

Restricted selection of A Levels (see individual course entry requirements) Mixed Programme (Vocational and A Levels) Vocational Programme (three A Level equivalent)

Three D Grades at GCSE including English Language 3

Vocational Programmes (Level 2)

*Average GCSE Score is the means by which Colleges identify your level of performance across all your key GCSEs. More details on page 69. 3


Making your application Online applications for 2017 entry will be accepted from Monday 19th September 2016 through to Friday 17th February 2017.

Open Evenings Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th October 2016 5.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday 4th May 2017 5.30pm – 8.30pm This event will help Year 10 students to begin planning applications, and allows Year 11 students to revisit the college.

Interviews Your initial interview will take place within a few weeks of the College receiving your application.

Introductory Days Monday 3rd or Tuesday 4th July 2017 We will invite you to spend one of these days at Barton Peveril.

Amy Kinsella

Formerly from The Hamble School Studying: Early History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics

“Studying at Barton Peveril has helped me gain confidence in myself and a better understanding of what I want to do in the future. The teachers are always finding new ways of teaching us to keep the lessons interesting and there is a buzz of activity about the place.” 4

GCSE results published Thursday 24th August 2017

Enrolment interviews 25th, 29th and 30th August 2017 In July you will receive a letter inviting you to finalise your course choices and enrol as a student on one of these days.


Making your application Learning support

Learning support Specialist support

If you have a learning difficulty or health issues which mean you require additional support in order to study at sixth form then please start discussing these with us as early as possible in Year 11 so that appropriate strategies can be put in place to 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.

Tailored support

If you have a learning difficulty 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 concessions 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.

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I was recommended Barton Peveril by students who could find no fault in the college, and now I can see why. The staff are always looking at new ways to enhance students learning.

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Michael Rodger, Formerly from The Mountbatten School, Romsey

Ed Davison

Formerly from Brookfield Community School, Sarisbury Green Studying: Fine Art, Mathematics, Physics

“Barton Peveril is supportive, creative and varied. Staff are experts in their field and the atmosphere, teaching and enrichment opportunities are amazing. The architecture course I want to study at uni is fiercely competitive but the Oxbridge Support has been brilliant.” 5


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I have enjoyed the transition from school to college and gained so much independance from the support network of teachers and other students at Barton Peveril.

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Eleanor Elliott, formerly from Wildern School

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Becoming more independent

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 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 throughout the campus and in The Glyn Library.

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. And of course, there will be homework, coursework and assignments too!

We strongly recommend investing in a laptop, tablet or hand-held device to provide quick, easy access to a wealth 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.

Tutor Support You will be assigned a Tutor who will discuss your academic progress, personal learning plan, 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.

Health and Wellbeing If you need health and wellbeing advice, support with a medical condition or have a personal issue which is affecting your studies or you are feeling under pressure then you can refer yourself to the College Nurse or Counsellor. Many students find their lifestyle balance benefits from getting involved in sport and fitness activities alongside their studies. Others practise mindfulness through regular meditation and yoga sessions or use the resources available on the intranet.

Nicola Ezekude

Formerly from Northfield School and Sports College, Stockton-on-Tees Studying: Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Psychology

“The courses I have chosen are interesting, challenging and exciting. The teachers structure lessons that engage and intrigue you. There is nowhere else to look if you want the best college education. You should come here if you have determination and want to succeed.” 7


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Barton is a place where students want to learn and teachers want you to reach your potential. Students come here because they want to be part of a modern, supportive college community.

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Jacob Palmer, formerly from Wyvern College, Fair Oak

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A vibrant learning community

A vibrant learning community At Barton Peveril we assume that every student will better their achievements and build on all they learnt at school. We set the bar high and provide bespoke guidance to ensure that you achieve your potential. Staff will help you set realistic but challenging targets for your future performance. Your individual subject teachers will help you develop and improve independent learning skills.

Encouragement and feedback Updates from your progress reviews and teacher feedback will be available to you and your parents via the college intranet so you will always know how well you’re 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, challenging and successful future.

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/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 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.

Joining our community means making a commitment to hard work, aspiring to build learning power 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 which will unlock all your future opportunities in both education and work.

Jack Corbett

Formerly from The Mountbatten School, Romsey Studying: Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Physics

“Barton Peveril is a modern, supportive, friendly and welcoming college that offers you the chance to make the best of yourself and achieve your academic and personal goals. When I visited the college, and met the enthusiastic staff and students, I knew it was the one for me.” 9


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The Careers staff provide excellent advice for every pathway. I’m aiming for Oxbridge, and the individual support I have received to progress my application has been brilliant.

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Oliver Lugg, formerly from Swanmore College

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Acceptance rates for applicants to HE applying from Barton Peveril in 2015 were higher than all Sixth Form Colleges.

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Mary Curnock-Cook, CEO UCAS, July 2016

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Careers advice and university applications

Careers advice and university applications Your tutor, teachers and our professional careers team will start supporting your future plans from the moment you arrive at Barton Peveril. If you don’t yet have a career path in mind we will help you discover one by discussing different options and developing a strategy with you. Our careers team provide access to an extensive range of resources. Staff arrange talks and workshops on subject-related careers and topics such as interview techniques, personal statement writing and the UCAS application process. They also organise an annual Higher Education Fair when more than 70 universities come to Barton Peveril.

Applying for university

Barton Peveril has a strong track record for getting students into the most prestigious universities for their chosen subjects in the locations and teaching environments that suit them best as individuals. We will encourage you and your parents to explore the truth about the university premium: how much it costs to go, the reality about paying back government loans and how future earnings and life chances are enhanced by a degree-level qualification.

Oxbridge Support

Students wishing to apply to 19 Barton Peveril Oxford, Cambridge (Oxbridge) and students were offered other top universities for highly places to study at selective courses such as Medicine, Oxford or Cambridge Dentistry or Veterinary Science will in 2016. Our students receive specialist guidance, advice achieved a success rate and additional support from our well above the average dedicated Oxbridge Support Team for their peers in the (see page 19 for further details). most elite independent Barton Peveril has an Oxbridge and grammar schools. success rate significantly better than the national rate of applicants to offers made, with students succeeding in a breadth of subjects.

Apprenticeships, training courses and employment

If you are looking to progress onto an apprenticeship or other training route, Careers can support you by identifying possible employers and help with the application process, online assessments and group interview practice. Together we will work on skills that will promote your best chances of success at job interviews and selection panels for apprenticeships and competitive sponsored degrees.

Work experience

Our work experience programme benefits from excellent links with regional and renowned employers who provide challenging and constructive placement opportunities. All students are strongly encouraged to secure work experience placements during their time at Barton Peveril. All opportunities organised through the college will be as relevant as possible to future study and career plans.

Volunteering

Universities and employers view volunteering as an excellent addition to applications and we encourage all of our students to contribute something back to the local community through voluntary work and charitable fundraising.

Rachel Turner

Formerly from Swanmore College, Swanmore Studying: Dance, French, Mathematics, Physics

“I’m planning to become a chartered engineer and Barton Peveril has increased my confidence in my abilities by setting me on the right path to university and providing so many opportunities. College is lively and busy - I love that I can combine my love of mathematics and science alongside my passion for dance.”

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Former students... where are they now? Barton Peveril students have gone on to do a wide variety of great things. From Higher Education programmes at selective universities, to apprenticeships, employment and entrepreneurial business ventures, here is just a small selection of what some of our alumni are up to now.

Spencer Kelly, BBC Presenter Former Barton Peveril student Spencer Kelly has been the presenter of the BBC’s technology programme ‘Click’ for 10 years. He’s flown up a glacier in a helicopter to film a show in 360, had his face scanned and 3D printed, was invited to meet her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace and he’s interviewed Sir Paul McCartney.

Emily Bridger, Glacier Guide Emily Bridger studied A Levels in Graphics, Photography, Mathematics and Physics at Barton between 2008 - 2010. Having achieved an A* in all of her art subjects and A’s in Mathematics and Physics, Emily originally planned to become an architect. But as well as her academic success, she also loved the outdoors and so decided to study Outdoor Leadership at the University of Central Lancashire - where she graduated with a first class honors degree. She is now working as a Senior Mountain Glacier Guide in Iceland, having previously gained experience working for Plas y Brenin - a National Outdoor Centre in Wales, and Outward Bound in India. She has achieved numerous Outwood Bound qualifications including Mountain Leader.

Hannah Withington, Topshop Designer

Before his career highlights, Spencer studied at Wyvern College and then achieved A Levels in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, German and Computer Science at Barton Peveril, before being awarded a Double First at the University of Cambridge in Computer Science. He began broadcasting as a student - first on university and then regional radio in Hampshire, and is now a fully fledged BBC Presenter. 12

Former Barton Peveril student Hannah Withington is now the Knitwear Designer at the Topshop Headquarters in London. After studying Textiles and Graphics A Levels at Barton, Hannah went on to study Fashion Design at Ravensbourne University in London.


Former students - where are they now?

She was then cherry picked at The Graduate Fashion Week for a job at River Island. After two years, Hannah moved to Sweden to work as a Designer for H&M Trend and has worked with celebrities like Rihanna.

Delicia Campbell, Trainee Solicitor After studying her A Levels at Barton, Delicia Campbell went to the University of Hertfordshire to study Law. She’s now a Trainee Solicitor who’s due to fully qualify, and she’s currently working with Quality Solicitors in Eastleigh, Southampton. Delicia has been able to put her passion into practice and her career highlights have included working on a range of cases in court. She recently returned to college to inspire other students into a career in Law at our Futures Fair.

Amy Harwood, Artworker and Illustrator Ryan Wooldridge, Public Sector Operations Ryan finished studying A Levels in Mathematics, Economics and Information Technology at Barton in 2014. After college he secured a place onto CGI’s Sponsored Degree Programme where he works full time as well as studying for a BSC (Hons) in Information Systems Management at the University of Winchester. He currently works in Public Sector Operations where he monitors business spend, conducts shape analysis and reviews performance metrics - all leading towards his goal of working in senior management within business. Ryan told us: ‘managing the balance between work and study is a challenge, but I am on course to achieve a first class in my degree alongside progressing my professional career.’ In between study and the boardroom, Ryan also finds time for charity work, and is an ambassador for the organisation Simon Says Child Bereavement Support. Here he is pictured on a charity trek to Mount Everest Base Camp - an achievement which saw him raise £2000 for the charity.

She’s an Artworker at B&Q headquarters by day, and she’s also a Freelance Illustrator who specialises in surface pattern design, picture books and branding. Her dinosaur patterns are featured on Debenhams children’s wear and her adult colouring book has sold on Amazon. After A Levels in Fine Art, German, English Language and AS Level Music at Barton, Amy went on to study Art and Design Foundation at University of Portsmouth and then a BA in Graphic Arts at Winchester School of Art. Here she is at the Natural History Museum, London collecting research for her recent picture book commission and a new range of products and stationery she plans to make for her shop. 13


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There’s so much more to Barton than your courses, so get involved! I’m part of the Drama Production and Chamber Choir and I’ll also be working towards a LAMDA exam as well as trying Yoga and Mindfulness!

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Nicola Fisher, formerly from Bitterne Park School

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Being a Barton Peveril student

Being a Barton Peveril student Barton Peveril is a modern, forward-thinking College. Our aim is to prepare you for life in the 21st century and the opportunities afforded by a global business environment and careers market.

Personal skills and qualities Just as qualifications open up opportunities, so do personal qualities and skills. The rounded education you will receive at Barton Peveril should see you leave us valuing and enjoying learning, knowing how to organise yourself and experiencing the satisfaction and rewards that hard work can bring. We will ensure that you know what it takes to communicate your ideas accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. If numeracy is a challenge we will help you overcome it - or extend your numerical skills relevant to your studies. We will often ask you to work with others in an effective team and to demonstrate leadership qualities when called upon.

Student Committee At Barton Peveril the ideas and views of students are highly valued and everyone has the opportunity to get involved with the Student Committee. Members act as key ambassadors for the college, represent the student voice and organise charity days and other events.

‘Value added’ is the boost to knowledge, skills and other attributes that students achieve as a result of their studies. The Department for Education performance data clearly shows that Barton Peveril consistently nurtures and improves academic performance.

Our learning community is diverse and inclusive. As a student at Barton Peveril you will celebrate and promote people’s differences and move equality and diversity forward wherever there are opportunities to do so, both at college and in the wider world.

Shelby Laney

Formerly from Quilley School of Engineering Studying: Health and Social Care, Use of Mathematics and Sociology

“Barton Peveril is such a friendly place to study where you have the freedom to be whoever you want to be. I have gained a great deal of confidence and my teachers push me to be at my best with courses which have challenged my abilities.” 15


A day in the life of a Barton Peveril Student You may be wondering what your college day will look like at Barton Peveril and how it is different from school. Here is an example of a day in the life of one of our A Level students which will give you an idea of how your lessons are structured and what areas are available on campus for you to explore and study in.

Charlotte Buckler formerly from Brookfield Community School

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A day in the life of a Barton Peveril student

08:45 Period 1 - Study Period I have a study period first thing so I will head to the art department or one of the quiet study areas which are all over college to catch up on any homework and research. I’m planning on going to university to study Graphic Communication and Illustration. I focus on developing my work in free periods as this will help with my aim to become a graphic designer one day.

10:30 Period 2 - Graphics Lesson The art facilities are incredible – and my teachers help me focus on the elements of my work I enjoy most. This develops my own style and skillset so I always enjoy my Graphics lessons.

12:45 Period 3 - English Language and Literaure Lesson

After lunch I’ll have an English Language and Literature lesson. I love this course as I can really take control of it and my teachers have helped me to develop my ideas, think on my feet and become more confident.

14:30 Period 4 - Sociology Lesson Sociology is my last lesson today – which is always engaging and enjoyable. All of my teachers are so passionate and well-informed on their subjects and they help you to become whoever you want to be.

08.00 Travel to College I catch the bus as it’s a quick and easy way of arriving right outside the college gates in time.

10:15 Break It’s break time, so a chance to grab a coffee from the Science Centre or Nobel Café and meet up with friends in one of the many social areas.

12:00 Lunch At lunch I head to the student centre to meet friends and choose from a wide range of food – including a salad bar, fresh sandwiches, home-cooked options or a grab and go station for a wrap if I’m short for time. Sometimes I will go to the Glyn Library to research, revise or take out a book to read at home. There’s always something going on whether it’s the Student Committee raising money for charity, a sports event, careers talk I can go to or an enrichment session to take part in.

14:15 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.

16:00 19:00 Pre-work and Homework

Travel Home I head home on the bus after a busy day. The atmosphere at college is brilliant and I love that you’re encouraged to be yourself.

I’ll work on my Fine Art projects for two hours tonight as I didn’t have a lesson in them today. I’ll also read some articles for my Sociology pre-work ready for tomorrow’s lesson. 17


The Aspire Programme (formerly Gifted & Talented) Our Aspire Programme is designed to provide opportunities for students to explore beyond their 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. Students are initially enrolled onto the Aspire Programme based on either their Average GCSE Score (6.7+) or through the identification of exceptional talent. However, once college begins, anyone who demonstrates a particular aptitude or interest in their subjects will also be encouraged to attend.

The Aspire Programme will: • Provide a series of lectures, career talks and extension opportunities that will stretch and challenge students beyond the requirements of their qualifications • Raise the profile of Aspire events to engage students not initially eligible for the programme • Work with departments to promote extension opportunities beyond the classroom • Encourage able and talented students to run clubs and societies • Encourage aspiration in applying to Russell Group universities • Provide additional support with personal statements • Keep students updated with regular communications about competitions, workshops and university open days • Organise trips to the most competitive universities • Develop the Aspire student voice, so that students can review and change aspects of the provision throughout the year

Aspire Pathways

Once enrolled, students follow a carefully tailored programme closely aligned to their career aspirations. Students will be contacted about specific events (such as lectures, workshops, competitions and university taster days) relating to their chosen pathway. Many of our guest speakers are lecturers at local universities such as Southampton, Sussex, Winchester, Portsmouth and Reading. Students also 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. Other more general workshops include: • CV writing • Mock interviews • Applying to summer schools • Support with personal statements • Good leadership • Academic symposium with Winchester College • Debating workshop with Southampton University • Securing work experience • Choosing the right university For students wishing to further develop their confidence skills, the public speaking society has participated in national competitions such as Youth Speaks and The Cranmer Awards.

Graduate success

Barton Peveril 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.

Degree Classifications - Higher Education Statistics Agency figures for students graduating in 2014 and 2013 2014 % First / Upper Second Hons (Russell Group) 2014 % First/Upper Second Hons (all universities) 2013 % First / Upper Second Hons (Russell Group) 2013 % First/Upper Second Hons (all universities) 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College average

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The Aspire Programme

Barton Peveril students perform significantly better at degree level than the national average for students from sixth form college, independent and state school backgrounds. Knowledge and skills

Guest lectures and other activities encourage exploration of topics beyond the A Level syllabus. Students are also 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.

Preparation for top universities

Attendance at open day events and summer schools is strongly encouraged and specific guidance is given to students applying for courses at universities that require admission tests for subjects including Medicine, Mathematics, Law and History. Specialist workshops with Oxbridge admission tutors and current undergraduates are an important part of the programme. Trips to the most competitive colleges also encourage and inspire applications.

Mentors

Students who are applying to the most competitive universities are paired with a mentor within their subject area. The mentor will meet them regularly to further develop subject-specific and higher order thinking skills. This helps to ensure that the applications process benefits from increased knowledge and confidence.

Oxbridge Support

If you have the desire and potential to win a place at Oxford or Cambridge, Barton Peveril offer a dedicated Oxbridge support service. You will receive one to one guidance and The Aspire academic extension to achieve your goals Programme and receive individual support completely offers so many tailored to your needs. opportunities College has a dedicated Oxbridge cosuch as ordinator and a team of mentors who lunchtime support students in extension studies, subject specific work experience and summer school applications, as well as offering personal talks, debates statement advice and interview practice. and events. Representatives from both the University The support of Oxford and the University of Cambridge from teachers visit the college and provide the most and careers up to date application guidance, taster has helped me lectures and wider reading seminars achieve my in a variety of subjects. We have also developed an alumni support programme aims. where former Barton Peveril students who are currently at Oxbridge come Joely Brown, to college to offer advice and coaching formerly from to candidates.

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Addison Vincent

Formerly from The Gregg School, Townhill Park Studying: Geography, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics

“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.” 19


The Extended Project Many Barton Peveril students choose an Extended Project in their second year of studies. The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) gives you the opportunity to research something for yourself and become an expert in it. The project works best if linked with a particular undergraduate course or career choice but can also relate to a hobby that really interests you. Either way, you will benefit from its ability to develop skills in independent planning, research and critical analysis and will enjoy talking about it at interviews!

What 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 on an experiment or something else entirely. All projects are supported by a supervisor. You can either join a mixed group or develop specific interests and skills by joining like-minded students in different areas such as:

Archaeology Biology Chemistry Creative Writing Economics/ Business Geography Health History Press Journalism Law Mathematics Medicine Music Physics Psychology Radio Broadcasting Script Writing Short Film Production Web Authoring

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We welcome the Extended Project and would encourage applicants to undertake one as it will help to develop independent study and research skills valuable for higher education.

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University of Cambridge

We have an increasingly compelling evidence base that students who did well at the EPQ settle in well to their undergraduate study at a researchintensive university like ours.

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University of Southampton

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Stephen Buckley - formerly from Thornden School “I chose the EPQ because I wanted to have the academic freedom to study what I wanted to investigate and develop my love for politics. I would absolutely recommend the EPQ to prospective students because it’s a chance to become an expert in a particular topic and learn lots of new skills whilst doing so.”

Why take it? Universities and employers welcome the Extended Project with open arms because it mirrors the independent style of learning required for success at degree level and in the workplace. Many Russell Group universities - including Southampton make reduced offers for places on some degree programmes to successful candidates who are predicted an A or A* in their Extended Project. Examples of Extended Projects completed in 2016 include:

• A libertarian view of foreign aid • Designing the ‘perfect’ room • Homeopathy: evidence based healing or fraudulent practice? • Who killed the Princes in the Tower? • Patriotism and its role in sport • Are financial crises inevitable?


The Extended Project

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The skills that students develop through the Extended Project are directly relevant to, and useful for, university-level study. Students can refer to the Extended Project in their UCAS personal statements and at interview to demonstrate some of the qualities that universities are looking for.

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University of Manchester

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Some admissions tutors may make two alternative offers, one of which involves success in the Extended Project (e.g. either AAA at A Level or AAB at A Level plus Extended Project).

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University of Bristol

To impress admissions tutors and stand out from the crowd forget worthy hobbies or sporting prowess: stretch yourself with a mini-dissertation. From 5000 Ways to Wow the Dons - The Sunday Times February 2014

Alfie Potter

Formerly from Wildern School, Hedge End Studying: Chemistry, Mathematics, Musical Theatre, Physics

“You will always find something new and interesting to do at Barton Peveril. It’s such a great place to study because it doesn’t specialise in one subject, it specialises in them all. The bright, open and modern buildings make such a great learning environment too.” 21


Rock Challenge 2016

Photograph: Andy Brooks

The activities mentioned on the following pages offer a snapshot of the wide range of choices currently available. Students are strongly encouraged to set up their own clubs and societies, so the list varies from year to year.

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Opportunities for students to participate in enrichment activities and additional academic qualifications are outstanding.

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Enrichment, trips, clubs and societies

Enrichment, trips, clubs and societies At Barton Peveril we strongly encourage all students to extend and enrich their experience by getting involved in additional courses and activities. It broadens horizons, develops skills, leads to new friendships and provides opportunities to have fun and relax. We know that, faced with two students presenting similar academic results, employers and admissions tutors are increasingly looking for people with a wide range of skills and interests including leadership, enthusiasm, teamwork and communication.

Subject-based societies These bring like-minded students together to explore a wide variety of different topics. They generally go beyond the A Level syllabus to extend knowledge and inspire the wider reading and debate that enables you to demonstrate real passion for a subject in your personal statement and at interviews for places at the most competitive universities. Guest speakers often feature in the programme of events put together by staff or by students themselves.

Music, dance and drama Participation in events such as Rock Challenge, Barton Peveril’s own dance company, the college choir, concert band and annual production is open to all students, not just those studying performing arts.

Sport, fitness and wellbeing All students have the opportunity to attend team trials at the beginning of each academic year. College has its own fitness suite and runs a full programme of recreational sports designed to develop skills, promote healthy lifestyles and provide a chance to relax. We also offer a mindfulness programme with weekly meditation and yoga sessions.

Trips You will benefit from a wide range of trips and may have the option to travel abroad as part of your studies, or as a volunteer on our annual visit to education projects in Africa. Recent trip destinations include Rome, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Iceland, Paris, and Berlin.

Additional skills and qualifications These may be in the form of courses such as the Higher Sports Leadership Award, Counselling Award, Young Enterprise and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or employability skills such as text processing.

Just for fun Clubs and societies are run by students, for students and based on personal interests. Examples include Robotics, Anime and the Film Society. If none of the existing clubs or societies meets your needs when you arrive at college then you are strongly encouraged to set up one that does!

Alisha Sandhu

Formerly from St Anne’s Catholic School, Southampton Studying: Accounting, Business Studies, English Language and Mathematics

“The trips that different subjects offer are so varied and really enhance your studies. They are educational, but also fun and you learn so much. I went to Disneyland Paris with my business class and found it really benefited my work when I returned.” 25


Enrichment, trips, clubs and societies The Arts English Enrichment

This provides students who are aspiring to read English at university with 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!

Advanced Photoshop for Graphic Designers Advanced Photoshop for Photographers Anime Club Film Society Trips

Destinations in 2015/16 included Los Angeles, Tokyo, Japan, art galleries and exhibitions in the UK and Europe, West End theatre and dance productions, the London Film Festival, Harry Potter Studios and the Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham.

Advanced Drawing Skills Dance Activities

There are opportunities for all students to be involved in a range of extra-curricular dance activities. These include Dance Workshop, strength and flexibility training, Dance Company, Zumba and the chance to audition for our own award-winning youth dance company which has performed nationally and is at the forefront of Youth Dance England’s ambassador programme. Students also enter the UK Rock Challenge every year - in 2016 our entry was entirely student led from conception to choreography.

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Our annual production offers students from across the college the opportunity to become involved in a large-scale musical or play. As well as auditioning for performance roles, you also have the opportunity to gain experience in staging plays, stage crew, stage management, marketing, lighting, sound and costume.

Highly acclaimed past productions have included We Will Rock You in our very own Rose Theatre in 2016, Les Miserables (School Edition) at the Theatre Royal, Winchester in 2015 and The Witches of Eastwick at The Nuffield. Our annual shows have won numerous Curtain Call Awards including Best Youth Production. Anyone with an interest in technical theatre and stage management can assist with the many BTEC productions that run throughout the year, both plays and musicals. The Performing Arts department has supported a number of student-directed and produced projects over the years, from talent shows and variety evenings raising money for charity, to musicals written by students themselves.

UK Rock Challenge

Barton Peveril enter the The Be Your Best Foundation’s UK Rock Challenge (part of Global Rock Challenge) every year and won no fewer than 11 awards in 2016. Barton Peveril students have also been featured in a best practice video designed to highlight the choreography skills and techniques required to achieve success.

Musical Activities

Musical activities, instrumental lessons and vocal lessons are open to everyone studying at Barton Peveril. Ensembles rehearse regularly throughout the year with a concert band, choir, chamber choir, soul band, string group, flute choir and other ad hoc groups meeting weekly. Well-attended public performances are held in the college’s own Rose Theatre and at larger local venues. College ensembles also take part in the annual National Festival of Music for Youth with notable success. In 2016 our soul band won the Solent Sound battle of the bands, beating off stiff competition from eight other Hampshire and Wiltshire colleges.

College Production 2018 - auditions open to all students Choir Concert Band Grade 5 Music Theory London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) grades

Students hoping to take drama at university or audition for drama school can take LAMDA grades. They also have the unique opportunity of being able to audition for ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) which holds auditions at Barton Peveril. Students can attend regular audition workshops to help them prepare.


Enrichment, trips, clubs and societies

Humanities Debating Society

Open to all students, 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.

French Club Counselling Award (Level 2) Trips

Destinations in 2016 included a Disneyland Paris business conference, Morocco, the Supreme Court, Houses of Parliament, Winchester Crown Court, Germany, Eastleigh Youth Conference, the British Museum, Immigration Removal Centre (Gosport), Southampton Philosophy Conference, Cabinet War Rooms, Battle (East Sussex), Young Enterprise Conference, Ikea, Longleat, Japan and ancient civilisation sites in Southern Italy.

Health and Social Care Focus Group

Japanese Latin Certificate (Level 1) Public Speaking Society Sociology Society Social Equality Union (SEU) Young Enterprise

An opportunity to take part in the national Young Enterprise competition. Work as a team alongside a business consultant setting up and running a company for a year. Previous Barton Peveril companies have been highly successful. In 2016 our companies Indulgent and Sonar won the Dragons Den at the University of Winchester Business School, Best Company Business Plan, Best Company Report, Best Financial Management as well as most innovative product and best trade stands.

Jack Perry

Formerly from Bitterne Park School, Southampton Studying: Biology, Chemistry, History, Mathematics

“The Introductory Day gave me a great insight into a variety of subjects and showcased the high standards of teaching. Barton Peveril has equipped me with a range of important skills to carry me forward in life and the facilities and different enrichments on offer have inspired my subjects.�

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Enrichment, trips, clubs and societies Sciences Robotics

In Robotics you design, program and build an autonomous robot as part of a team where each member takes on different tasks. The competitive element is provided by a game in which your robot will compete against other similar robots, so the real challenge lies in designing it for this purpose. The final competition against other colleges from the UK, Germany and France is a two day event and great fun!

Trips

Destinations in 2016 included STEM teatime lectures at Southampton University, the Big Bang Science Fair, Laverstoke Park, Studland Environmental Studies Centre, Google London, Engineering Education Scheme at University College London, Marwell Zoo and Southampton General Hospital.

Science Olympiads

Engineering Education Scheme

Students have the opportunity to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme, a national initiative aimed at offering the chance for young people interested in the engineering profession to get involved with local organisations and gain an insight into the industry. Students on the scheme, co-ordinated by the Royal Academy of Engineering, work with their teachers and professional engineers from local companies over a period of six months to solve real problems which require an engineering solution. Barton Peveril has been taking part in the scheme for more than a decade with considerable success. Students have worked with engineers from Rolls Royce, the Royal Navy and Europe’s leading space company, Astrium. They have also had the chance to develop their projects in the Engineering Department at Southampton University.

Nuffield Bursary Scheme

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Science students have the opportunity to get involved in a research project with university scientists and students through the Nuffield Bursary Scheme. This enables you to gain a valuable experience of ‘real-life’ science and is a very worthwhile enhancement for university applications or employment CVs.

Olympiads are offered in a number of subjects including Physics, Biology, Mathematics and Computing, giving students the chance to test themselves against their peers in this national competition. The standard of the competition is beyond A Level and involves problem solving, exam papers and practical tests. The first round takes place at college and students can progress to national and international rounds. Entrants from Barton Peveril have achieved impressive success in the Olympiads, with students in the last couple of years gaining medals and finishing high up the rankings including reaching the last 15 of the competition and being selected as reserve for the British team in the Computing Olympiad.

AAT Accounting Certificate (Level 2) Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Level 3) Economics Society Psychology Society Biomedical Society Chemistry Club Physics Society Pi Club Vets Club Weird and Wonderful Mathematics


Enrichment, trips, clubs and societies

Sport FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football

This course focuses on the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions to groups of all ages and abilities. It is the first step on the ladder to a career in coaching or teaching sport and requires knowledge and interest in the game, as well as a level of fitness suitable for practical participation.

Fitness Instructing (Gym) – Level 2

A professionally recognised course offered to students who want to learn more about health and fitness in a gym environment. To be considered for a place you need to be following a Sport or PE course or to have an active interest in health and fitness.

Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership – Level 3

This nationally recognised qualification enables successful candidates to lead unsupervised groups of people in sport and recreational activities. Volunteering is an important part of the course and you will benefit from high quality placements within the local community.

Athletics Badminton Basketball Cricket Fitness Suite Football Handball Hockey Indoor Football Netball Rugby Pilates Table Tennis Tennis Trips

Destinations in 2016 included Wembley stadium, Outdoor Education Centres, dry ski slopes, golf driving ranges, AoC National Sports Championships, Ageas Bowl, away fixtures and community volunteering venues.

Volleyball Zumba

Maisie English

Formerly from Cams Hill School, Fareham Studying: English Literature, Government and Politics, History

“The support from my teachers at college has been outstanding. They’ve helped guide me in the right direction and encouraged me to extend my capabilities. The staff make every individual feel valued, welcomed and important which is very impressive for a college so large.” 29


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Enrichment, trips, clubs and societies General Interest Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Silver/Gold)

A great opportunity to gain experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for life. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme at Barton Peveril offers you 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, achievable over a period of time. 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 the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards - from £220 for silver and £500 for gold.

Christian Union Digital Media Company Graphic Novel Club Understanding Sexuality Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga PULSE Magazine Radio Broadcasting (UNITY 101) Teenage Democracy Magazine Text Processing TV Production Company Trips

Destinations in 2016 included Oxford and other universities, New Forest and Wales (DofE) and a trip to Kenya which saw student volunteers from across the College work to improve facilities and teaching resources at Hadassah Mission School.

The activities mentioned here offer a snapshot of the wide range of choices available. Students are strongly encouraged to set up their own clubs and societies, so the list varies from year to year.

Alexander Milvern

Formerly from Kings’ School, Winchester

Studying: Applied Science, Health and Social Care

“Calm, exciting and hardworking is the best way to describe Barton Peveril. The college’s reputation inspired me to come here and Careers have helped guide me to pursue a paramedic science path when I leave. I like the mix of support where I need it as well as independent study.” 31


Vocational Level 3

Vocational Level 2

Business 38 Criminology 40 Engineering 42 Health and Social Care 47-48 Information Technology 49 Jazz and Popular 50 Music Performance Law 51 Media - Creative Digital Technologies 53 54 Media - Production Performing Arts - Acting 56 Performing Arts - Musical Theatre 56 Science - Applied 60 Sport 62-63

Business 66 Media 67 Sport 67

How many A Levels is a Vocational Course worth? Vocational courses worth the equivalent of three A Levels: • Health and Social Care (Cambridge Technicals Extended Diploma) • Sport (Cambridge Technicals Extended Diploma) Vocational courses worth the equivalent of two A Levels: • Business (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) • Health and Social Care (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) • Media - Creative Digital Technologies (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) • Media - Production (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) • Performing Arts - Acting (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) • Performing Arts - Musical Theatre (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) Vocational courses worth the equivalent of one and a half A Levels: • Jazz and Popular Music Performance (Subsidiary Diploma) Vocational courses worth the equivalent of one A Level: • Criminology (Diploma) • Engineering (Cambridge Technicals Extended Certificate) • Information Technology (BTEC Extended Certificate) • Law (BTEC Extended Certificate) • Science - Applied (BTEC Extended Certificate) • Sport (Cambridge Technicals Extended Certificate)

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Courses A-Z – Index

Courses A-Z A Level

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Art: Fine Art 34 Art: Graphic Design 34 34 Art: Moving Image 35 Art: Photography Art: Textiles 36 Art and Design Technology: Product Design 36 Biology 37 38 Business Chemistry 38 Classical Civilisation 39 40 Computer Science Dance 40 Drama and Theatre Studies 41 Economics 42 43 English Language English Literature 44 English Language and Literature 44 Environmental Science 44 Film Studies 45 French 45 46 Geography German 46 Government and Politics 47 History 48 Law 50 Mathematics 52 Mathematics - Further 52 Media Studies 52 Music 54 Music Technology 55 Philosophy 57 Physical Education 58 Physics 58 Psychology 59 Religious Studies 60 Sociology 61 Spanish 62

Art: Fine Art 34 Art: Graphic Design 34 35 Art: Photography Business 38 Dance 40 English Language and Literature 44 Film Studies 45 Geography 46 History 48 Mathematics 52 Media Studies 52 Physical Education 58 Psychology 59 Sociology 61

English Language (GCSE) Japanese (GCSE / Certificate) Mathematics (GCSE)

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Other Qualifications and Opportunities AAT Accounting Foundation (Certificate) 68 Award in Coaching Football - FA (Level 1) 68 Elite Football Centre 68 Mathematical Studies Certificate (Level 3) 68 Professional Performance Studies in Music 68

Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

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A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 ART: FINE ART - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a grade C in Art (portfolio assessment if Art not taken) • This course focuses on two-dimensional media - drawing and painting • There is a written element within the course, so a Grade 4 in English is advantageous • Practical coursework forms 60% of the course. The exam unit, which is 40%, is also practical. You will be required to complete written work as part of your first year coursework and a 3000 word coursework essay in the second year.

Course summary The Fine Art course mainly focuses on drawing, painting and mixed media artwork and is designed to follow on naturally from GCSE Art and Design. It is intended to prepare you for further studies in these fields. You will develop a variety of skills, both practical and academic. You will extend and add to your knowledge of materials, techniques and practices that you’ve already gained at GCSE. We will encourage you to develop your imaginative and creative powers. You will learn how to sensitively observe and draw the world around you; how to analyse artwork; how line, shape, colour, light and shade can be employed to create effective pieces of artwork. The emphasis is always on direct observation - drawing from real life. You will have the benefit of working in a dedicated open plan art studio, supported by experienced teaching staff and a full time specialist technician. All the staff have exhibited their own work professionally. There will be at least one study visit to galleries to enrich and inspire your work. Assessment is based on your coursework so commitment, enthusiasm, organisation and creativity will be important qualities to maintain throughout the year. 34

ART: GRAPHIC DESIGN - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a grade C in Art (portfolio assessment if Art not taken) • Grade 4 in English Language advantageous • Practical coursework forms 60% of the course. The exam unit (40%) is also practical. You will be required to complete written work as part of your first year coursework and a minimum 1000 word essay in the second year. Course summary Graphic Design is based on creating an image that has a commercial purpose. Typography, layout, illustration and advertising are all essential parts of the course which concentrates on the way in which designers solve problems for their clients, from a brief requiring basic research and photography to layered and sophisticated solutions to a design problem. Enthusiasm, creativity, organisation and selfdiscipline will be important attributes. Commitment outside of lessons is crucial to success. You will be set regular homework which will take the form of written work, making studies of design techniques and putting work into your designer’s diary. Every piece of work you produce from September to May contributes to your portfolio for assessment. You will learn how to use observational drawing techniques, Adobe Photoshop, tablet drawing pens, photo experiments, typography and creative collage to make outcomes. There will be at least one study visit to galleries during the autumn term to enrich and inspire you. You will benefit from a well-resourced and experienced department, with Apple Mac computers and a specialist technician.

ART: MOVING IMAGE - A Level Exam board: AQA • Advantageous if GCSEs include Grade 4 in English Language • GCSE Art or experience in filmmaking are not required • You will need a camcorder from the start of the course • Practical coursework forms 60% of the course. The exam unit, which is 40%, is also practical. You will be required to complete written work as part of your first year coursework and a 3000 word coursework essay in the second year • Cannot be studied alongside Photography.


Courses A-Z – A Level & Vocational Level 3

A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

Course summary 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 selfdiscipline will be important attributes. Commitment outside of lessons is crucial to success. Regular independent work will be set, which takes the form of filming, written work, taking photographs and putting work into your workbook. Every piece of work you produce from September to May contributes to your portfolio for assessment. You will learn how to use your DSLR with video, how to compose a film, how to use Final Cut Pro X, experimental imagery techniques in the form of workshops, creative techniques such as collage, Adobe Photoshop editing, how to analyse the work of other practitioners, and how to present your work. There will be at least one study visit to galleries during the autumn term to enrich and inspire you. You will benefit from a well-resourced and experienced department. You will have access to your own computer with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop and other programmes to able to work digitally in each lesson.

ART: PHOTOGRAPHY - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: AQA • Advantageous if your GCSEs include Grade 4 in English Language • GCSE Art or Photography are not required • You will need access to your own digital SLR Camera (with lens) from the outset • Practical coursework forms 60% of the course. The exam unit (40%) is also practical. You will be required to complete written work as part of your first year coursework and a 3000 word coursework essay in the second year • Cannot be studied alongside Moving Image.

Leona Godwin

Formerly from Hounsdown School, Totton Studying: Fine Art, Graphics, Photography

“Barton Peveril is supportive, innovative and creative. The college has helped me develop my photographic skills so that I can pursue a career as a photographer. I really enjoy the freedom I am given to explore topics and themes that interest me.” 35


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 Course summary This course is based on Photography as an art form. No previous experience of Photography is required. Enthusiasm, creativity, organisation and self-discipline will be important attributes. Commitment outside of lessons is crucial to success. You will be set regular homework which will take the form of written work, taking shots and presenting your work. Every piece of work you produce from September to May can contribute to your portfolio for assessment. You will learn: how to use your camera and compose effective pictures; how to be selective with your images; a range of Photoshop skills; experimental and creative techniques such as collage; how to analyse the work of other photographers; and how to present your work. You will also get the opportunity to work in a traditional darkroom. There will be at least one study visit to galleries during the autumn term to enrich and inspire you. You will benefit from a well-resourced and experienced department, with a large scale photo-quality printer available. The course is designed to encourage you to reflect on both the historical and contemporary elements of Photography and be creative and ambitious with your images, both in and out of the classroom.

ART: TEXTILES - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a C in Art or Textiles Technology • You will be required to complete written work as part of the course so Grade 4 GCSE English Language is advantageous • You will need access to a good quality camera for visual recording and a sewing machine outside of college • Practical coursework forms 60% of the course. The exam unit (40%) is also practical. You will be required to complete written work as part of your first year coursework and a 3000 word coursework essay in the second year. Course summary This course is based on textiles and fashion as an art form. You will need to be enthusiastic about drawing and design. Enthusiasm, creativity, originality and self-discipline are all important attributes. Commitment outside of lessons is crucial to success. You will be set regular homework which will take the form of practical work, research and written work on artists, designers and craftspeople. Every piece of work you produce contributes to your portfolio for assessment. You will learn practically through a series of hands-on workshops exploring both decorative and constructed processes. Techniques such as transfer printing, shibori, machine embroidery, silk paper making and weaving will be covered. There will be many ways in which you can develop personal and inventive ways of working, supported by presentations on artists, designers and craftspeople. You will also draw inspiration and understanding from historical costume and multicultural textiles. 36

There will be at least one study visit to galleries during the autumn term to enrich and inspire you. You will benefit from a well-resourced and experienced department with teachers and technical staff who are also practitioners in the field of textile art.

ART AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: PRODUCT DESIGN - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in Mathematics and a Design Technology subject (if taken) • The course is 50% practical coursework, 50% written exam • Product Design will require you to design and make threedimensional products from a range of materials using the college workshop • Students are offered the chance to take part in a number of competitions, both locally and nationally. Course summary This engaging course is based on the design and manufacture of products for everyday use. You must have a real interest in how the things around us work as well as how and what they are made from. Product Design requires both dedication and hard work to achieve success. As the name suggests, the main focus is on the design of a variety of products. You will have the opportunity to work with a large range of materials and processes in order to produce your manufactured artefacts. In the first year you will produce a number of scale models and working prototypes. In the second year you will produce one major project with a full sized, working product as the outcome. Product Design is equally rewarding and challenging. It is intended to follow on from Design Technology GCSE courses such as Product Design, Resistant Materials and Graphic Products and aims to teach the design process. The course is particularly useful to those wishing to go on to careers such as product design, architecture, automotive design, jewellery design, packaging design and some engineering courses. You will have the opportunity to tailor the course around your other interests. For example, each year students design sports equipment, architectural models, jewellery, furniture and many other products to fit real life needs.


Courses A-Z – A Level & Vocational Level 3

A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

BIOLOGY - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include a B in Additional Science or B in Biology, with Grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language (preferably at Higher Level). • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 6.0 • Specification is suitable for anyone interested in a higher qualification in Biology, whether initial area of interest is humans, animals and/or plants • A minimum of 12 core practicals throughout the course • Field trip in second year • Over 50% of our students progress to courses in Biological Sciences or Health Studies/Medicine. Course summary If you love life, you will love Biology! This fascinating subject looks at the processes that make living organisms work and how they function in health and in some diseases. A Level Biology builds on the concepts and skills that you will have developed at GCSE. You will learn about the molecules, cells, tissues and processes which make organisms work, enabling you to understand the Biology underlying some diseases and their treatments. You will consider how DNA produces variation in organisms, some consequences of changes in DNA and will learn of the importance of biodiversity and how it is measured. During ecosystems fieldwork you will identify the effects of human impact on the environment and the ways in which those impacts can be minimised. More traditional topics such as photosynthesis and respiration - and emerging topics such as genomics and gene technology - will also be explored. The contribution of Biology to society is reflected by topics that are often in the news such as vaccination, anti-cancer drugs, stem cells, use of genetic fingerprinting and factors affecting populations. You will study Biochemistry from the outset, so it is important that you are comfortable with some aspects of Chemistry, such as levels of organisation within molecules and different types of bonding. You should be able to rearrange an equation, calculate percentage change, ratios and rates of reaction and will be required to use and apply basic mathematical statistical techniques.

Luyanda Dlamini

Formerly from St George Catholic College, Swaythling Studying: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics

“Barton is a modern college which is shown by the diversity of students and new buildings which enrich the atmosphere. There’s plenty of space on the campus to learn and lots of events going on. College is a step up from school in terms of work and independence, but the staff are incredibly 37 supportive with this transition.”


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 BUSINESS - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: Edexcel • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Enrichment opportunities run across the department and have included guest speakers, educational conferences, national competitions, visits to Europe and New York • Many students go on to study business-related degrees. Others use their knowledge to pursue business-related careers and interests, including setting up their own business.

• Assessment based on coursework and exams • Opens doors to employment and carries UCAS points to support progression to higher education. Course summary This business course is engaging, exciting and suits the needs of students now and in the future. Involvement by universities, industry and employers ensure students gain the required knowledge, understanding and skills for their chosen future pathway within the business sector. This particular course will suit students wishing to pursue interests and career prospects across all key business areas including Finance, Marketing, HR and Management. Assessment is through coursework and exams which reflects the various practical and written demands of the modern business world. Self-discipline, organisation and dedication are important attributes of a student that wants to pursue a career in a fast moving business world. This qualification will include a range of mandatory and specialist pathway units which will allow students to really focus on business as a potential career path. The course has been designed for students to enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way whilst providing industry or university recognised qualifications to catapult their future to the highest level and prepare them for employability.

CHEMISTRY - A Level Course summary This course will give you an understanding of what it is like to work in business, whether for a big business in the City, a small local firm or in a business set up by yourself. It will equip you with the knowledge you need to understand a business environment. You will study topics including business objectives and strategy, entrepreneurship and global business, marketing, finance, human resources, and operations management which explores how products are made. You will be introduced to business operations and look in depth at the various functional areas needed for a business to succeed. You will look at how and why a business is set up and at external influences on success. You should be interested in up-to-date business news stories and watch programmes such as Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice. The course is based on exams and you must be able to apply theory and concepts to case study scenarios.

Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include B in Additional Science or B in Chemistry, Grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 6.0 • Required for university medical science courses and well regarded for any scientific or engineering-based course.

BUSINESS - Cambridge Technicals Diploma Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics • Merit grade in a vocational Level 2 subject, if taken • Equivalent to two A Levels over two years 38

Course summary This course teaches scientific principles in a content-led, flexible way where the specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts of chemistry.


Courses A-Z – A Level & Vocational Level 3

A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and they’re assessed both through written papers and, for A Level only, the practical endorsement. In order to understand these principles, we 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, we go on to examine energetics, explain why reactions happen and explore organic synthesis. The practical endorsement requires you to complete a minimum of 12 assessed practicals over two years in which you must keep appropriate records of your assessed experiments. You will be graded as either Pass or Fail. This will provide a portfolio of evidence to universities showing how you apply investigative approaches and methods to practical work, follow written instructions, make and record observations or measurements and use appropriate techniques to process data, carry out research and report findings.

CLASSICAL CIVILISATION - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs should include a Grade 4 in English Language and/or C in History • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 Course summary This course explores the sculpture, architecture, philosophy and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. No previous experience of Classical Civilisation is required, and the course is taught in English so there is no requirement to read Greek or Latin. Enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and self-discipline will be important attributes in getting the most out of the course. Commitment outside of lessons is crucial to success. You will be set regular homework which will mainly take the form of written work and preparatory reading, but could also include recording influences of classical art and architecture on modern architecture, watching relevant films or documentaries or producing presentations. You will learn about: Homer’s epics: ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’, Greek Tragedy and Cicero, Sculpture and Architecture and Classical Thought: Plato and Aristotle. The A Level course also includes opportunities to study two additional units of either: Women in Lesbos, Athens and Rome, Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’ and the Roman Biography of Suetonius and Tacitus. There will be the opportunity to take part in a trip to Italy in the summer to visit some ancient sites of archaeological interest, plus local trips to the British Museum or the Ashmolean Museum to see their exceptional collection of finds.

Lydia Booth

Formerly from Oasis Academy Mayfield, Sholing Studying: Classical Civilisation, English Literature, Extended Project, Film Studies

“I came to an Open Evening and fell in love with Barton Peveril. I love the creative freedom, learning environments and that my teachers provide me with the tools to secure my aspirations. The college is a warm and welcoming network where students are encouraged to express themselves.” 39


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 COMPUTER SCIENCE - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5 • Course assessed by practical programming and theory exams plus one non-exam assessment • You will learn to program using VB.net and have opportunities to enter the British Informatics Olympiad • Studying Computer Science at top universities will also require A Level Mathematics. Course summary Computing is all about learning to reason. It can be seen as a series of puzzles with formal solutions. The first year is all about problem solving and learning to program. The majority of students have never programmed a computer before, so we teach you how to write code from scratch. If you are a computer whizz then we have plenty of higher level activities to develop your skills. You will also look at problem solving methodologies like standard algorithms, decision tables and trace tables. In theory, you will look at how information travels through a computer, different kinds of software, number systems, storing graphical data, external hardware and networking. In the second year you will develop your own computer system. This could be a revision quiz, football club membership system, an educational game, a matrices calculator or a code breaking system – if you can find a customer, you can even get paid for your work! This is excellent preparation for the sort of individual projects and dissertations that universities demand. We take you through all the stages of project development from analysis to evaluation. The theory is demanding and wide ranging, moving quickly across a broad range of topics from the Turing model to databases and normalisation of numbers to big data and programming paradigms. You need to be prepared to puzzle things out, to abstract information, to recognise patterns and to apply your knowledge.

In Year 1 you will demonstrate understanding of different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported. You will also gain an understanding of why people commit crime. In Year 2 you will be learn to understand the criminal justice system from the moment a crime has been identified to the verdict and will develop the understanding and skills needed to examine information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases. You will also apply your understanding of the awareness of criminality, criminological theories and the process of bringing an accused to court in order to evaluate the effectiveness of social control to deliver criminal justice policy.

DANCE - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language • Highly active, physical course • You will need some dance experience but you do not need to have passed Ballet or other exams • A strong commitment to rehearsals at lunchtime and after college rehearsals is essential • Predominantly contemporary dance techniques • Assessment is 50% through practical performance and 50% through written exam.

CRIMINOLOGY - Diploma Exam board: Eduqas • 5 GCSEs to include Grade 4 in English Language • Minimum Average GCSE Score of 5. • Controlled assessments form 50% of the course and examined units form 50% of the course. • This course compliments A level Law, Psychology and Sociology. Course summary This is a two year course where you will study 4 units (2 units in year 1 and 2 units in year 2) that will give you a Level 3 Diploma in Criminology. 40

Course summary A Level Dance is an exciting, challenging course that explores theory through the practical application of knowledge. It is totally different from any private dance tuition you may have experienced and celebrates many different styles, from ballet to jazz. Everyone brings something different to the course and you will grow in confidence as you actively develop your own choreographic voice within a collaborative, supportive environment.


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A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

Your studies will include: • Regular practical technique classes focusing mainly on a range of contemporary dance techniques. Other genres will be studied such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap • Performance skills for the dancer • Choreography • Dance history and its context • Safe studio practice/alignment/ a healthy approach to training, including the lifestyle of the dancer • Critical engagement within your own work and analysis and appreciation of Dance as an art form. As with other Performing Arts subjects, the dedication, motivation, teamwork, confidence and organisational skills that underpin success will add genuine value to any university, apprenticeship or employment application.

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include grade Grade 4 English Language or Literature • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Very active, highly practical and academic course assessed on a practical performance and a written exam • You will be able to go to the theatre on a regular basis and have the opportunity to work with some of the leading practitioners and professionals in the industry • Requirement for some after college rehearsals • Past students have gone on to study a broad range of subjects at university. Course summary Drama and Theatre Studies is an intellectually challenging and artistically rewarding subject that explores the history of drama and analyses the theatrical forms, practitioners and stylistic approaches that take a production from page to stage.

Nayaab Hussain

Formerly from Cantell School, Southampton Studying: Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Physics

“At Barton I have always been encouraged to aim high and I’m hoping to study Mathematics at Oxford or Cambridge. At Open Evening the teachers were far more passionate about their subjects than other colleges which made my decision to come here much easier. Life at college is challenging, embracing and fun.” 41


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 The course is designed to instil a thorough understanding of both practice and theory and offers plenty of scope for development of performance-based skills. You will take part in a variety of practical workshops and have the opportunity to study play texts, look at different theatre practitioners and companies as well as performing your own work, both scripted and devised. You will also learn and apply directing skills practically and to texts studied. As a student on the Drama and Theatre Studies course, you will be expected to see as much live theatre as possible and to actively explore new ideas and forms of performance. Trips to see professional productions in London and a variety of regional venues are organised on a regular basis and you will learn how to analyse and critically deconstruct these experiences, as well as other works you study or create yourself. The more productions you see, the wider your knowledge and experience will become! As with other Performing Arts subjects, the dedication, motivation, teamwork, confidence and organisational skills that underpin success will add genuine value to any university, apprenticeship or employment application.

For many students, studying Economics is the foundation for successful high profile careers in politics, finance and international business. Economics is also useful to those who wish to go on to study any of the Social Science subjects including Politics, International Relations, Government, Sociology, Marketing, History, Business and Management. As a Social Science, A Level Economics blends well with all subjects.

ENGINEERING - Cambridge Technicals Extended Certificate Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in Mathematics and C in any Science subject • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Equivalent to one A Level over two years • External exams and internally assessed practical-based assignments • Opens doors to employment and carries UCAS points to support progression to higher education.

ECONOMICS - A Level Exam board: Edexcel • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Enrichment opportunities include guest speakers, Target 2.0, visits to Europe and New York • Many students go on to prestigious universities to study Economics or related subjects.

Course summary Economic forces shape our lives and the lives of those around us. They affect the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Economics helps you to understand our society at a local, national and global level. It is an academic A Level highly valued by universities, but also a subject that deals with vital matters concerning all our daily lives. 42

Course summary The OCR Cambridge Technicals Extended Certificate in Engineering is one of a new generation of vocational courses developed through the exam board OCR’s links with the University of Cambridge. It is a demanding alternative to A Level Physics which could lead to success in securing an apprenticeship, direct employment in the engineering sector or a place to study an engineering-related degree course at university (if studied alongside A Level Mathematics). Students who follow this course will enjoy ‘hands on’ approach to their learning, undertaking a series of projects designed to help them discover how skills and knowledge link together in a working environment. Academic rigor is applied throughout the course which develops the mathematical techniques commonly used to solve engineering problems and explores the science supporting mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering,


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A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

fluid dynamics, thermal physics and the discovery and design of new materials (material science). The mechanical engineering unit develops an understanding of topics including the principles of dynamic systems, fundamental geometric properties and levers, pulleys and gearing. Electronic and electrical engineering looks at areas including analogue and digital electronics, alternating voltage/ current, power supplies and power system protection. The qualification has support from a range of employers including Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens, National Grid, Tata Steel, The Royal Academy of Engineering and The Society of Operational Engineers. Higher education endorsement includes Coventry, Northampton and Manchester Metropolitan universities; a list that will grow as more industrial partnerships are established.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Popular course which examines many fascinating aspects of our language • Core academic subject which aids career progression and combines well with other courses.

Course summary Language is not just a string of words! Studying English Language at Barton Peveril will open your eyes, ears and mind to the many facets of the language; from the sounds of speech to syntactic structure, society’s views on slang to the subtleties of ‘under the surface’ implication. On this course you’ll explore a number of methods for deconstructing written, spoken and multi-modal texts, always in relation to the context in which they were produced, for whom and for what purpose. You’ll study theoretical approaches to evaluating communication and apply them to a range of genuine texts, each a product of real-world interaction. When producing the coursework folder in your second year you will write both creatively and analytically, exploring a language issue you find personally intriguing.

Kaldora Ibekwe

Formerly from Thornden School, Chandler’s Ford Studying: Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, History, Mathematical Studies

“On Introductory Day I learnt that Barton Peveril was the place to grow, learn and enhance as an individual. The college is a very accepting environment with diverse cultures and personalities. Enrichment, extension classes and careers support are all brilliant.”

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A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 ENGLISH LITERATURE - A Level Exam board: Eduqas • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Essay-based analysis of poetry, plays, novels and short stories including works by Shakespeare • Enrichment opportunities include English Extension sessions, theatre visits and the creative writing group.

Course summary English Language and Literature is an engaging and popular course which strikes a balance between the two other English subjects. We read a variety of modern texts and there are elements of original creative writing throughout. If you’re not sure which English to do, or you want to keep your options open, then it is a sensible choice. Our focus is on how writers craft a distinctive ‘voice’, so you will study the stylistic features of a wide range of reading material including blogs, magazines, travel writing and novels. We also examine how writers have represented real and imagined places in their writing. The second year coursework project allows you to investigate particular texts and topics that you find interesting. Throughout this course, we will enhance both your creative and analytical writing skills, as well as developing your enjoyment of wider reading. The aim of this course is to help you read like a writer and write like a reader!

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - A Level

Course summary Taking English Literature at Barton Peveril means you’ll get to study some of the most famous and fascinating writers of all time. William Shakespeare will always feature but so will women writers, American writers and texts concentrated in specific time periods. You’ll leave us with the skills necessary for a lifelong appreciation of fiction in all its forms and a real talent for practically criticising any text you’re confronted with. From the narrators who recount great texts to the social implications of literature, you’ll articulate both argument and analysis across a wide range of literary issues. A Level English Literature is a hugely challenging, enjoyable and widely respected qualification. You will be expected to love reading independently and enjoy a variety of fiction: novels, poetry, plays and short stories. Equally you must be confident in articulating your analysis of texts in formal essays. Class debate is lively and strong opinions about set texts are welcomed and encouraged.

Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include a minimum of CC in Science (Higher) or BB in Double Applied Science plus Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Field trips and visits • Ideal base for university courses, vocational qualifications and employment, particularly when linked with Biology or Geography.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language • Popular course which teaches a variety of reading and writing skills • Core academic subject which aids career progression and combines well with other courses. 44

Course summary Environmental Science is a course which considers the sustainability of our way of life. It nurtures an understanding of environmental processes, the methods used to study them and the ways in which populations manage their environments. The applied nature of the subject ensures that topics closely relate to everyday issues and current affairs, helping you make sense of the science behind the headlines.


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A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

If you have a keen interest in the principles of ecology and issues like global warming, population growth, deforestation and energy sources then Environmental Science will provide a stimulating forum for debate. You will also learn important transferable skills including scientific analysis and interpretation of data. This course combines well with Biology, Geography, and Mathematics or any of the other sciences as well as providing a science based course for those studying the Humanities or Arts.

FILM STUDIES - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: WJEC • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language • Assessed through coursework (30% of your final mark will be a creative project) and an exam (70%) • Enrichment opportunities include Film Club, guest speakers, educational conferences and university visits, visits to film festivals, The Harry Potter Warner Bros Studios and Los Angeles, film making competitions and workshops and an end of year ‘Oscars’ show • Many students go on to prestigious Film Production and Film Studies degrees. Course summary Are you a film fanatic? Do you want to know how films work? Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you enjoy watching, analysing and discussing film? Film Studies will teach you how to ‘read’ a film. Films have many layers of meaning and we will introduce you to the intricate process of analysing film texts. We will examine a range of film texts from the UK, Europe and the world, including Hollywood. There is also an opportunity for you to develop and visualise your own film idea within the Film Studies course.

FRENCH - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include a B in French (Higher) • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • French is spoken in more than 29 countries including Madagascar, Canada, Rwanda, Switzerland and the Seychelles • Extra study sessions dedicated to practising conversation and developing expertise in grammar • Successfully learning a language demonstrates a wide range of skills valued by employers.

Alison Romaine

Formerly from Henry Cort Community College, Fareham Studying: Biology, English Language and Literature, Geography, Textiles

“The college bubbles with a healthy mix of studying hard, enrichment events, individuality, energy and forward thinking. Student potential is principal here - we’re at the forefront of the evolvement of the college. Barton is the only place which has the ability to consider each individual.”

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A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 Course summary This course is designed to build your skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking to a very high level, enabling you to use French as a tool for intellectual discussion and gain a qualification suitable for studying the language at degree level. The topic areas act as a vehicle through which you will study French grammar in depth. They will also help you build a very broad vocabulary which is a prerequisite for success. Individual study, whole class work, pair work, group work and conversation sessions will allow you to build confidence in applying the vocabulary and grammar that you have learned to express your ideas in speech and writing on a range of issues. You will need to come to terms with learning, memorising and using a wide range of vocabulary as well as learning and applying the rules of grammar.

GEOGRAPHY - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include Grade 4 or above in English Language. If you have taken Geography at GCSE you must have a least a C grade • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • A range of compulsory local fieldwork trips run alongside an annual optional international trip • Involvement in Hampshire Geographical Association gives access to twilight conferences and competitions • Geography will literally open up your world! As a subject it is widely accepted by both universities and employers as giving a wide range of transferable skills both in related courses and jobs.

Course summary Are you keen to understand how the natural world works? Does the relationship between people and the places they live fascinate you? Do you have a genuine interest in global issues and the complex web of decisions surrounding challenges like hazard management, energy production, environmental responsibility and the plight of refugees? A Level Geography combines a range of human and physical 46

topics to give you a balanced outlook on our world and the issues that affect it. The dynamic relationships between landscapes, environments, cultures and societies are explored at local, regional, national and global levels. One week you might find yourself examining how the management of a river basin could be improved in order to reduce the risk of local flooding; the next you could be considering consequences for the global economy and the global geopolitical system if peak oil production has already been passed. As a geographer you will come to understand that relationships between people and places are never straightforward; they are part of a complex web of interrelationships and the people within that web have to make decisions about matters that can range from the trivial to the fundamentally important. Not only do we have to be aware of our own roles as decision makers and influencers of events; we also have to understand the attitudes and values of other people, groups and factors that influence their decisions. Fieldwork is an integral part of the syllabus, allowing you to apply the theory you learn in class in practical situations. This will involve a combination of local and residential field trips.

GERMAN - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include a B in German (Higher) • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • German is spoken in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Belgium and The Province of Bolzano-Bozen (Italy) • Extra study sessions dedicated to practising conversation • Successfully learning a language demonstrates a wide range of skills valued by employers. Course summary This course is designed to build your skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking to a very high level, enabling you to use German as a tool for intellectual discussion and gain a qualification suitable for studying the language at degree level. The topic areas act as a vehicle through which you will study German grammar in depth. They will also help you build a very broad vocabulary which is a prerequisite for success.


Courses A-Z – A Level & Vocational Level 3

A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

Individual study, whole class work, pair work, group work and conversation sessions will allow you to build confidence in applying the vocabulary and grammar that you have learned to express your ideas in speech and writing on a range of issues. You will need to come to terms with learning, memorising and using a wide range of vocabulary as well as learning and applying the rules of grammar.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS - A Level Exam board: Edexcel • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Enrichment opportunities include a visit to the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court • Many students go on to study Politics or related subjects. Course summary Politics exists because people disagree. They disagree about how they should live (moral questions), about who should get what (resource questions) and about who should make decisions (power questions). What makes Politics different as an academic subject is its emphasis on debate, discussion and argument. If Politics exists because people disagree then studying Politics must mean studying how, why and when people disagree and taking an interest in these disagreements. Politics is therefore particularly likely to suit you if you: • have an interest in the world around you - if you want to know more about the society you live in, how it works and how it could work • enjoy debate, discussion and argument - if you are comfortable with the fact that in Politics there are no simple ‘rights’ or ‘wrongs’! • like to think for yourself - if you want to develop your own views, rather than accept the views of others.

Tia David

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - (Cambridge Technicals Diploma)

Studying: Economics, History, Psychology

Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics and a C in Science • Merit in a vocational Level 2 subject (OCR National/BTEC First in Health and Social Care), if taken • Assessment is a mix of coursework and exams, with a minimum of 46% exam content • The Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels over two years

Formerly from Regents Park Community College, Southampton “Without the support of my teachers at Barton, I wouldn’t have been able to reach for the goals and grades I’m aiming for. I love the environment at college - the campus is full of nature and plants which makes it such a peaceful place to work hard and enjoy my studies.” 47


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 • Allows you to study Health and Social Care within both academic and vocational contexts • Carries UCAS points in the same way as A Levels, supporting progression onto higher education. Course summary Are you interested in becoming a nurse, paramedic, occupational therapist, social worker, youth worker or primary teacher? Would you like to do an apprenticeship in Health and Social Care, including working with adults who have learning disabilities, work with older people, take up dental nursing, nursery nursing or play work? If so, then this Cambridge Technicals Level 3 option could be for you. The Cambridge Technicals are a new generation of vocational courses developed through the exam board OCR’s links with the University of Cambridge. They are aimed at people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way and have been designed to provide high quality, industry recognised qualifications that acknowledge skills, knowledge and understanding of the sector, together with the settings, job roles, principles and values involved. The courses we offer are aimed at students seeking a career in caring and/or wishing to further their studies at higher education level (all qualifications carry UCAS points). There will be opportunities for work placements at local primary schools, nurseries and residential care homes.

• Carries UCAS points in the same way as A Levels, supporting progression on to higher education. Course summary Are you interested in becoming a nurse, paramedic, occupational therapist, social worker, youth worker or primary teacher? Would you like to do an apprenticeship in Health and Social Care, including working with adults who have learning disabilities, work with older people, take up dental nursing, nursery nursing or play work? If so, then this Cambridge Technicals Level 3 option could be for you. The Cambridge Technicals are a new generation of vocational courses developed through the exam board OCR’s links with the University of Cambridge. They are aimed at people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way and have been designed to provide high quality, industry recognised qualifications that acknowledge skills, knowledge and understanding of the sector, together with the settings, job roles, principles and values involved. The courses we offer are aimed at students seeking a career in caring and/or wishing to further their studies at higher education level (all qualifications carry UCAS points). There will be opportunities for work placements at local primary schools, nurseries and residential care homes.

HISTORY - A Level (or AS Level)

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - (Cambridge Technicals Extended Diploma) Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics and a C in Science • Merit in a vocational Level 2 subject (OCR National/BTEC First in Health and Social Care), if taken • Assessment is coursework and exams with a minimum 42% exam content • The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels over two years. • Allows you to study Health and Social Care within both academic and vocational contexts 48

Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language. Previous study of History is not necessary but at least a C grade if taken • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • The History Department has a strong tradition of both domestic and foreign trips • Each year around a quarter of students studying A Level History go on to further History-based courses at university. Course summary The new A Level History syllabus offers a really exciting choice of options to study. All A Level History courses now require the study of a minimum 200 years of history, plus a unit of British History. You select one of the two routes outlined below and will study the relevant units in class. In Year 2 you will also complete a personal investigation on a topic of your own choosing. This means that if you are interested in an area which our syllabus doesn’t cover, you can still pursue your interest in it via the personal investigation.


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A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

Route One: ‘Conflicts’ - If you want to study what happens when big ideas crash against each other, then this option is for you. You will study the clash of Christianity and Islam in the Crusades, including the capture of Jerusalem and the rise of Jihad. Alongside this you will investigate the conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism in Tudor Britain, arguably one of the most significant periods in British History.

Route Two: ‘Power’ - If you are fascinated by the ways in which governments use their power to control their people and change society, then study this option. In the first part of the course you will study how the Tudor monarchy established the shape of Britain as we know it today, led by some of the most interesting monarchs in British History. Alongside this you will explore the rise of the Communists in Russia, when they overthrew the Tsars and transformed the lives of 125 million people overnight.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - BTEC Extended Certificate Exam board: Edexcel • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics • Merit grade in a vocational Level 2 subject, if taken • Assessed on pathways that could include: Infrastructure Technician, Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner, Application Developer, and Data Analyst. • Assessment based on coursework and exams • The course carries UCAS points corresponding to one A Level, supporting progression to higher education. Course summary This IT course is engaging, exciting and really suits the needs of students now and in the future. Involvement by universities, industry and employers ensure students gain the required knowledge, understanding and skills for their chosen future pathway with the IT sector. This particular course will suit students wishing to pursue interests and career prospects in the IT industry or as part of an A level or Vocational programme.

Dominic Gardner

Formerly from Upper Shirley High School, Southampton Studying: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Physics

“I like the balance of teaching in my lessons - I’m not spoon fed, but I don’t feel out of my depth either. There is a big emphasis at Barton on solidifying your knowledge outside of lessons. This has deepened my understanding of my subjects and taught me time management skills.” 49


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 Assessment is through coursework and exams which reflects the various practical and written demands of the modern IT industry. Self-discipline, organisation and dedication and are important attributes of a student that wants to pursue a career in a fast moving IT world. This qualification will include a range of mandatory and specialist pathway units which will allow students to really focus on IT as a chosen career path. The course has been designed for students to enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way and whilst providing industry or university recognised qualifications.

performer. This is enhanced by vitally important knowledge for a musician through the Planning a Career in Music unit - or, how to survive in the real world! You will be assessed on all aspects of your work, including you rehearsal skills as well as your performances. There will be a unit on Music Improvisation, crucial for all musicians working in the field of jazz/popular music. There will also be a unit on Listening To Music, which will help ensure that you are familiar with, and can discuss confidently, the important repertoire in your field, and particularly with key practitioners on your own instrument. Students will participate in 4.5 hours of practical music tuition in pop and jazz styles. All students will receive weekly individual tuition on their main instrument as well as weekly jazz or pop band coaching. In addition, all students will be given tuition in keyboard skills. This is a very practical course, which is designed to prepare you for a related course at university or a conservatoire. The department has strong links with the UK’s top conservatoires and music departments. All students are expected to participate in the college jazz ensemble, as well as in a college ensemble such as choir or concert band. For more info of the Professional Performance Studies in Music course see page 68.

LAW - A Level Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in English Language • For students who achieve mainly A and B grades at GCSE (Minimum Average GCSE Score 6.0) • Law is the second most popular degree course chosen by university students

Jazz and Popular Music Performance (Subsidiary Diploma) Exam board: RSL • GCSEs to include a C in Music or Grade 5 in Music Theory • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • You should have achieved at least Grade 7 standard on your first instrument (or voice). You don’t need to have taken the exam, however, as you will be auditioned for this course • You will receive lessons on your first instrument, or voice, free of charge (weekly individual lessons – 30 mins) Course summary You will be guided through a wide range of performance skills through units such as Live Music Performance, Recorded Music Performance and Session Musician in order to lay the foundations for a career in the music industry, primarily as a 50

• Every year around a quarter of students studying A Level Law at Barton Peveril go on to follow Law-based courses • Our academic programme is brought to life by visits from guest speakers and trips to courts and universities to see the law in action. Course summary Law is a fascinating and highly relevant A Level which not only develops your ability to analyse critically and argue effectively, but informs you of your rights and responsibilities and how to enforce them. You will learn about how our legal system works and the people who make it work. We cover civil and criminal courts and how both Parliament and judges make the law that affects us on a daily basis. You will also learn about Criminal Law, Law of Tort, Contract Law and Human Rights.


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A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

LAW - BTEC Extended Certificate Exam board: Edexcel • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language • For students who achieve mainly B and C grades at GCSE • Assessment based on coursework and exams • This well-established course is the vocational equivalent of one A Level and attracts the same number of UCAS points for university entrance. Course summary The BTEC Extended Certificate in Law is a vocational course aimed at people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way. It has been designed to provide high quality, industry recognised qualifications that will develop your communication and employability skills, preparing you for higher education and/ or employment. The course provides an understanding of the English legal system and the various people involved in its operation. You will gain knowledge of the processes by which laws are created and look at examples of current cases to further your understanding of how the law works. Areas covered include: dispute solving in the legal system; understanding law making; aspects of legal liability; unlawful homicide and police powers; aspects of property offences and police powers; and aspects of the law of Tort. The course provides a good foundation for law-related careers such as the police force, civil service, paralegal roles and progression to the Institute of Legal Executives exams. It is also a good choice for studying criminology or business at university, but you should choose the A Level Law course if you are looking towards a Law degree and career as a solicitor or barrister.

Jeannie Coombes

Formerly from Testwood Sports College, Totton Studying: Communication and Culture, Performing Arts (Acting), Photography

“I wanted to be challenged creatively, professionally and personally - and Barton helps you achieve success and the teachers believe in you and your passions. My lessons take me out of my comfort zone and I’m able to try new techniques which both influence and inspire me.”

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A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 MATHEMATICS - A Level (or AS Level)

MATHEMATICS - FURTHER - A Level

Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a Grade 6 in Mathematics and a high average GCSE score across all subjects • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 6.0 • Aimed at students who have enjoyed GCSE Mathematics and who feel comfortable working with algebra and graphs • This is a course that provides plenty of challenge and rewards. You will need to have an organised approach and use the available support to clarify your understanding.

Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a Grade 7 in Mathematics and an average GCSE result of at least a B across all subjects • Seriously consider this course if Mathematics is your favourite GCSE and you are considering studies beyond A Level • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 6.0 • There may be some scope for you to choose your course content modules in your second year Course summary This course is taken in addition to Mathematics and is for those that both enjoy and are good at the subject. Although this is one of most challenging A level courses, since it builds upon the content in A Level Mathematics, it could be a fourth option for strong students. Students studying Further Mathematics experience all three application units - pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics, as well as exploring decision mathematics, an area of mathematics closely related to computing though not necessarily computer-based. Further Mathematics is a hugely rewarding yet very challenging course that requires organisation and dedication. Many of the key concepts in Further Mathematics, such as matrices and complex numbers, are integral to a deeper understanding of mathematics and its modern uses.

MEDIA STUDIES - A Level (or AS Level)

Course summary This course very much carries on from where GCSE leaves off in terms of the algebra, trigonometry and graphs work. Some of the topics in the first core unit will be familiar to you. We will seek to deepen your understanding of these ideas as well as move on to new problems. This will include a methodical study of certain families of curves and developing strategies to solve harder equations. Rather than remembering a long list of different techniques for different problems the challenge is to get a sense of the big ideas that can be applied to numerous scenarios. The course encourages you to develop your thinking skills, look for connections between ideas and get to grips with some quite abstract concepts. In many ways Mathematics can be thought of as a life skill. By the end of the first year you will have met and used Calculus, the mathematics that Newton and others used to describe the motion of the planets and the world around us. A Level Mathematics is an academic course that demands a lot of students. It is well respected and has the great satisfaction of dealing with some very clever ideas; it should not be undertaken unless you enjoy the subject. 52

Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language • Assessed through a large-scale practical project and an exam • Guest speakers, educational conferences, visits to Europe and New York • Many students go on to prestigious media production and journalism degrees. Course summary Are you a student who likes to make films or documentaries, take photographs or write creative or journalistic stories? Are you a student who regularly looks at and engages with the world of television, film and the Internet, and tries to make sense of what types of messages are being presented to you? If you answer yes to either or both of these questions then Media could be for you. A Level Media introduces you to a challenging mix of academic research and analysis exploring a range of media forms and genres from television to advertising as well as a strong focus on how the Internet has impacted on the media landscape. In addition to this, you will learn how to use a variety of software packages that will enable you to create your own professional quality media products. Once you start studying media, you’ll start viewing your favourite media products in a completely different way as


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A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

we consider how and why they are made the way they are. Many of our former students have gone on to study degree courses in Journalism/Publishing, Advertising and Marketing, Media Production, Media and Cultural Studies, Graphic Design, Public Relations and Events Management.

MEDIA - CREATIVE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language • Merit grade in a Vocational Level 2 subject, if taken • Assessed on your ability to make interactive and creative media products • Assessment based on coursework and exams • The course carries UCAS points corresponding to two A Levels, supporting progression to higher education. • Choose this Media course option if you’re considering a career in the digital and online industries such as games, animation and digital design. Course summary This is a Media course delivered as a reaction to the growing creative industries and their increasing influence upon popular culture. This particular pathway will suit students wishing to pursue interests and career prospects in the ‘online’ digital environment as well as more technology-based solutions within the creative industries. The course has been designed for people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way and has been developed to provide high quality, industry recognised qualifications that acknowledge skills, knowledge and understanding of the sector, together with the settings, job roles, principles and values involved. This course enables you to develop and advance further your skills in a diverse range of skills that could possibly include areas such as 3D Modelling, Animation, Interactive Design and Graphic Design. Units will be delivered as projects to mirror how the creative industries work in the ‘real world’. Passion, dedication, organisation and self-discipline are important attributes of a student that wants to pursue a career in the digital media world. From the outset you are assessed at A Level standard so expectations are high, but you will receive excellent support from an experienced team and have access to a well-resourced department and facilities.

Charlie Devereux McCauley

Woodlands Community College, Harefield Studying: Business, Information Technology, Young Enterprise

“The taster sessions I tried at Barton secured my decision to come here because they were informative, friendly and helpful. I enjoy having the freedom to work at my own pace, but deadlines to ensure I develop my timekeeping. The college has great learning standards too.”

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A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 MEDIA - PRODUCTION - (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language • Merit grade in a vocational Level 2 subject, if taken • Assessed on your ability to produce and evaluate creative Media products • The course carries UCAS points corresponding to two A Levels, supporting progression to higher education • Assessment based on coursework and exams • Choose this Media course option if you’re considering a career in traditional media industries such as graphic design, advertising and video production. Course summary This particular Media course is a vocational one, so you are assessed on skills that are transferable to the needs of employers as well as those required in higher education. The course has been designed for people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way and has been developed to provide high quality, industry recognised qualifications that acknowledge skills, knowledge and understanding of the sector, together with the settings, job roles, principles and values involved. This course enables you to develop a wide range of skills across multiple media disciplines that could possibly include Cinematography, Photography, Graphic Design, Advertisingall delivered across project based assignments that will stretch and challenge your creative and technical abilities. Assessment is through coursework and exams which reflects the various practical and written demands of the contemporary creative industries where multitasking is an important and required skill. Passion, creativity, organisation and self-motivation are important attributes of a student that wants to pursue a career in the ‘Media’. From the outset you are assessed at A Level standard so expectations are high, but you will receive excellent support from an experienced team and have access to a wellresourced department and facilities.

MUSIC - A Level Exam board: Eduqas • GCSEs to include a C in Music or Grade 5 in Music Theory • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • You should have achieved at least Grade 5 standard on your first instrument (or voice). It isn’t a problem if you haven’t taken the exam as you can attend an audition with us • As an A Level Music student at Barton Peveril you will receive lessons on your first instrument, or voice, free of charge • Music and Music Technology can be combined as a specialism in preparation for a Music-related course at university or a 54

conservatoire. These may be combined with the Professional Performance Studies in Music Subsidiary Diploma to provide a full-time programme of music at college. • All students are expected to participate in a college ensemble such as choir or concert band. Course summary What do you enjoy? Composing or performing? Maybe you are interested in the more analytical side of music – how styles have developed, how a piece of music is constructed? Whichever is your preference, A Level Music has something for you as the course essentially comprises these three elements. Your performing and composing will be worth 60%, with an analysis paper which counts for 40%. For performing, your assessment will be a 6-8 minute recital which takes place towards the end of the first year. You will have opportunities for gaining more informal experience of playing in front of an audience before then, as well as at least one mock assessment. For composing, you’ll write two pieces of music which last approximately 5-7 minutes: one will be based on a brief, and a specific musical style; the other will involve greater freedom of choice. In your second year, you will be given the opportunity to specialise in either performing or composing. Your analysis paper will be based on series of set pieces/ musical styles. We place a strong emphasis on group interaction in this part of the course and aim to build supportive working relationships between students. Throughout the year, the Music Department organises a wide range of performance opportunities, including concerts at external venues. For more info of the Professional Performance Studies in Music course see page 68.


Courses A-Z – A Level & Vocational Level 3

A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - A Level Exam board: Edexcel • GCSEs to include a C in Music or examples of music technologybased work previously undertaken. This must contain only original work which does not make use of pre-existing audio loops • You should ideally have experience of playing a musical instrument • There are many opportunities to perform through the department’s busy annual schedule of concerts • 40% of the qualification is assessed through coursework, with the remaining 60% examined • A Level Music and AS Music Technology can be combined as a specialism in preparation for a Music-related course at university. These may be combined with the Professional Performance Studies in Music Subsidiary Diploma to provide a full-time programme of music at college.

Course summary If you enjoy using music software, and like the idea of recording performances in specialist accommodation with first class facilities, then Music Technology at Barton Peveril is for you. Our studio facilities are second to none, and offer a unique opportunity to learn the basics of sound recording in a friendly, supportive environment. For your coursework, you will produce two pieces of practical work. Both feature the use of Logic Pro software on Apple Mac computers. The composing project requires you to produce a technology-based composition which must include synthesis, sampling/audio manipulation and creative effects. For the multi-track (studio) recording, you are given the opportunity to make a recording of a pop or rock song which is chosen from a list of ten provided by the exam board. The written paper takes place under exam conditions at the end of the course. This tests your knowledge and understanding of not only technological issues, but also the use of technology in a range of pop and rock styles.

Saimah Sawjani

Formerly from The Sholing Technology College, Sholing Studying: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics

“Barton has given me an in depth knowledge of subjects, revision techniques and time management skills. The college is intensely hard working, but students are here because they are passionate about their subjects. It’s so lively and full of friendly faces, you never feel lonely.” 55


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 PERFORMING ARTS - ACTING - (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language • Highly active, practical course with a focus on developing your acting skills and technique • Excellent preparation for drama school or university performing arts courses • Continuous unit based assessment throughout the year • Equivalent to two A Levels over two years • Requires a passion for performing, high levels of creativity and strong commitment to rehearsals in free time, including after college. • Cannot be studied with Performing Arts - Musical Theatre (Cambridge Technicals Diploma). Course summary The Cambridge Technicals Diploma in Acting focuses on developing the core skills, techniques and knowledge required for success in the performing arts industry. You will learn about and explore an exciting range of performance styles, from classical to contemporary, and create original devised work including: Greek theatre, Medieval theatre, Shakespeare, Restoration Comedy, Brecht, Stanislavski, Physical Theatre, Multi-media performance, In-Yer-Face Theatre and a devised performance. As a student on this course, you will have lots of opportunity to perform in plays and devised work either directed by your teacher or developed in groups. You will need to work with consistently high levels of commitment throughout the course, preparing you for the intensity of life at a drama school or performing arts degree. There will be a demand on your time outside of lessons in order to rehearse performance work to a high standard so you must make sure you are dedicated and flexible with your time. You will also be required to produce evidence of your research and process, this could be in the form of written logs, evaluations, video diaries and presentations.

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You will also have to sit a controlled written assessment. As part of the course you will attend theatre trips to the local area and London, as well as having input from industry professionals such as actors, directors and professional companies. Part of the course will also look at the current issues in the Industry with regards to training and funding preparing you for progression into work or further study.

PERFORMING ARTS - MUSICAL THEATRE (Cambridge Technicals Diploma) Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language • Highly active, practical course assessed on practical performances, rehearsals and written work • Equivalent to two A Levels over two years • Requires a successful audition and strong commitment to rehearsals in free time, including after college • Cannot be studied with Performing Arts - Acting (Cambridge Technicals Diploma). Course summary If you want to work in the Theatre then this course is essential in building all the skills that you will need. Performing Arts - Musical Theatre is an exciting and practical course that will support you in developing all of the skills that you will need to progress into industry and will help prepare you for auditions for Drama School. The course will develop your skills in dance, singing and acting. Lessons will be lead by teachers and industry professionals but we will also encourage you to work independently and creatively. You will have several opportunities to perform work and take part in trips to see professional work, attend theatre tours and take part in workshops with companies. Alongside your practical work you will complete a range of supporting tasks such as a log that documents your progress in your practical work, research tasks and taking part in


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A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

group discussions that will evidence your understanding of the work you are completing. This course is suited to an enthusiastic and dedicated student who is keen to develop skills that they already have and skills that they will need to improve on for the future. The focus of the course is about the development of skills and understanding of industry. If you love Musical Theatre you will love this course!

PHILOSOPHY - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 6.0 • Recommended for students who achieve mainly A and B grades at GCSE • You will be taught by Philosophy graduates with a shared passion for this thought-provoking subject • Students organise a weekly Philosophy Club within which they debate a variety of philosophical issues of their own choice • You will not be just studying Philosophy, you will be philosophising (arguing, debating, evaluating).

Course summary • What can we know? • Can the existence of God be proven? • How do we make moral decisions? • Are my mind and body separate? If these key questions really interest you, then Philosophy might be a good choice. You will be examined on how well you have understood how philosophers have dealt with these questions. This process will also help you reason through what you really think. The course involves a lot of lively discussion, but you will need to be willing to read widely and to write essays which explore key philosophical issues. Philosophy is a demanding course and should not be taken as a fourth subject, but the key issue is your enthusiasm for the questions we explore and how willing you are to read about them.

Thomas Hardwick Formerly from King Edwards VI School, Southampton Studying: Business Studies, Fine Art, Geography, Graphics

“The college has helped me to achieve my aims by expanding my knowledge and pushing my boundaries to a whole new level with teaching and techniques I would not get anywhere else. The art and design facilities are second to none. Barton has broadened my horizons and is full of character.” 57


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 PHYSICAL EDUCATION - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics and a C in any Science subject (PE is desirable) • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.6 • Focus is on the study and application of key theoretical concepts that underpin sports performance alongside the development of a balanced, active, healthy lifestyle • Oral coursework assessment, practical assessment in one sport and written exams • Can lead to a variety of sports degrees and other higher education courses, as well as a range of careers in the sports industry.

Course summary If you are passionate about sport, have a good level of practical ability and take a real interest in sport and physical education then A Level Physical Education could be a great choice. The course enables you to investigate a wide range of sport-related topics and will develop your knowledge and understanding of the core aspects of sport including applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, sports psychology, sport in society and contemporary issues in sport. The diverse nature of the syllabus encourages a wide variety of teaching and learning styles including group work, individual assignments, presentations and practical work. These will require you to be flexible and to make positive contributions in all aspects. Progress is checked regularly, as are your files and notes. Each week we hold lunchtime workshops where a member of the teaching staff is available to help with more complex or individual problems. Students on this course are motivated, enthusiastic and willing to participate in a wide range of sporting activities through the college’s recreational and team game programmes. The Department focuses on the practical application of all that is learned in the classroom and you will experience a wide range of activities. Success at this level requires a good understanding of a range of different 58

theoretical concepts, good essay writing skills and the ability to carry out experimental and practical work. Physical Education is a great start on a career pathway into a burgeoning industry. Success can lead to higher education and/ or career opportunities in teaching, sports coaching, physiotherapy, sports development, sports therapy, strength and conditioning, nutrition, sports science support and sports journalism, as well as numerous roles in the sports and leisure industry itself.

PHYSICS - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include Grade 5 in Mathematics, a B in Additional Science or Physics and Grade 4 in English Language • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 6.0 • Students are very strongly advised to continue studying Mathematics alongside Physics • Chance to enter the Physics Olympiad or join the Engineering Education Scheme • Many of our students go on to study technical and scientific subjects at degree level.

Course summary Physics is a challenging and exciting subject that tells us how the world works. The study of matter and energy encourages enquiring minds to probe the hidden laws behind physical phenomena, from the simplest atom to the formation of the universe. You will encounter questions such as: Why do astronauts experience weightlessness? What must an airline pilot do to compensate for cross-winds when landing? How do electrons deliver the energy we use every day? In the second year of Physics we go on to look at how the universe began and how stars form. You will also study Particle Physics – the building blocks from which everything is made. The course progresses some work encountered at GCSE and introduces topics that will be entirely new to you.


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A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

This stimulating blend of traditional disciplines and modern advances has a strong practical emphasis and we like our students to have hands-on experience whenever possible. Over the two years, the practical endorsement requires you to complete a minimum of 12 assessed practicals in which you must keep appropriate records of your assessed experiments. You will be graded as either Pass or Fail. This will provide a portfolio of evidence for employers and universities, including how you apply investigative approaches and methods to practical work, your ability to follow written instructions, make and record observations/measurements and use appropriate techniques to process data, carry out research and report findings. Physics is an essential subject for many science and engineering degree courses. The problem-solving and numerical skills that underpin success are highly valued by employers and open doors to a wide range of career possibilities.

PSYCHOLOGY - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics and a C in any Science subject • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.6 • Psychology is a scientific subject and a mix of A-C grades at GCSE is advantageous • You will have the opportunity to join the Psychology Society run by current Psychology students • Students who take this course pursue a wide variety of careers and university degree courses.

Romina Kofler

Formerly from Noadswood School, Dibden Purlieu Studying: German, History, Politics

Course summary 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. It is a popular and academically demanding subject requiring a broad range of skills including data collection and analysis, identifying strengths and weaknesses in research, written and oral communication plus group work and designing and delivering class presentations.

“I’d heard such positive things about Barton Peveril, and I wasn’t disappointed. There is always a buzzing, academic atmosphere throughout the whole year. My courses have given me confidence and I love that the college and it’s staff are diverse, enthusiastic and exciting.” 59


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 Psychologists use human behaviour as a clue to the workings of the mind. As a Psychology student you will investigate different topics that come under Psychology, and will use research to widen your understanding. Psychology is an exciting discipline that encourages you to consider the origins of your behaviour and to decide why we engage in acts such as violence, have dreams in our sleep, obey authoritative figures and so much more! Due to the complexity of human behaviour, this subject often asks more questions than it provides answers. The course places strong emphasis on the critical analysis of research and on the development of theories to explain behaviour. Psychology cannot equip you to read minds or offer simple solutions to human problems, but what you learn will have relevance to everyday life and any future career.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English Language • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Religious Studies GCSE is not required • Opportunities for visits related to Buddhism and to attend lectures from local universities • A good base for most degrees including Religious Studies and Theology. Course summary Religious Studies deals with a breadth of topics ranging from Buddhist attitudes to life, death, ethics and existence to a study of central issues within Religion and Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion. The course offers a stand-back study of religious and nonreligious views, so you don’t need to be religious yourself in order to enjoy it. The syllabus aims to gives you an insight into what religious believers think about these issues and introduces you to some religious theories about ultimate reality. There are some tough ideas to tackle, but Religious Studies helps you to identify and build really good strong arguments in response to a whole range of interesting ideas. It also helps you to think clearly about some difficult issues in the modern world. Religious Studies is a thought provoking subject and the contemporary themes you will encounter will inspire you to learn and develop as an individual.

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• Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Assessment based on coursework and exams • This course is the vocational equivalent of one A Level and attracts the same number of UCAS points for university entrance. Course summary More and more employers are looking for well-qualified people to work within the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This course has been designed to sharpen your skills for further study or employment in science-related fields by providing high quality, industry recognised qualifications for people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way. The course is vocational and will develop your understanding of how science works in the real world. It will ensure you have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to your chosen subject or area of work. You will learn by completing mandatory and optional assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. You will especially enjoy the BTEC course if you like the challenge of independent research, supported by directed classroom activities. Please note that you should choose A Level courses in individual sciences if you are looking towards a single science degree or a career in engineering.


Courses A-Z – A Level & Vocational Level 3

A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

SOCIOLOGY - A Level (or AS Level) Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include Grade 4 in English Language • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • You will have the opportunity to attend lectures from guest speakers and go on trips including visits to local universities • Sociology is a broad-based subject which provides students with a wide range of skills necessary for the majority of degree courses. Course summary Sociology is the investigation of society. It offers a real insight into everyday behaviour which makes us see our world in a new light and realise that things are not always what they seem. This fascinating, contemporary course focuses on the interaction processes which occur between groups of people throughout our society and the impact that social structures such as political, legal, family and education systems have on these interactions. Differing sociological perspectives offer varying explanations of human behaviour and you will explore and debate theories including Marxism and Feminism. A keen interest in world affairs and issues relating to class, gender, ethnicity, equality and prejudice is essential. There is a strong methodological theme running through both years of the course. In Year 1, topics include Families and Households with Methods; and Education with Methods in context. You will consider the possible reasons for recent changes in family life and the impact that contemporary government policy has on the education system. Students in their second year of the course will study Beliefs in Society and Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. Sociology is a popular and academically demanding subject which requires a wide range of skills. Students enjoy the variety of activities in lessons and the frequent opportunities to take part in class discussions and engage in debates about contemporary issues. As the course is assessed through examinations, essay writing will be an integral feature of your studies. The fact that Sociology is such a broad-based discipline makes it a good subject choice for many different career paths involving interaction with people, from the police force to teaching, social work, nursing and human resources.

Jade Mansbridge

Formerly from Oasis Academy Lordshill, Southampton Studying: Film Studies, Philosophy, Sociology

“My favourite thing about Barton is the relaxed but focused, happy atmosphere. I also love the quality of the lessons I feel like the teachers know how to engage students in so many different ways. I’ve always felt supported in college both with careers and classwork.” 61


A Level, AS Level & Vocational Level 3 SPANISH - A Level Exam board: AQA • GCSEs to include a B in Spanish (Higher) • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 5.1 • Spanish is spoken by more than 300,000,000 people in 23 countries in Europe, Africa, North, South and Central America and the Caribbean • Extra study sessions dedicated to practising conversation • Successfully learning a language demonstrates a wide range of skills valued by employers. Course summary This course 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 and gain a qualification suitable for studying the language at degree level. The topic areas act as a vehicle through which you will study Spanish grammar in depth. They will also help you build a very broad vocabulary which is a prerequisite for success. Individual study, whole class work, pair work, group work and conversation sessions will allow you to build confidence in applying the vocabulary and grammar that you have learned to express your ideas in speech and writing on a range of issues. You will need to come to terms with learning, memorising and using a wide range of vocabulary as well as learning and applying the rules of grammar.

SPORT - Cambridge Technicals Extended Certificate Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English. Science advantageous • Merit grade in a vocational Level 2 subject, if taken • Equivalent to one A Level over two years • Assessment based on coursework • Allows you to study sport within both academic and professional contexts • Carries UCAS points, supporting progression to higher education • Additional coaching awards may be optional and go well with the courses. You would be involved in coaching children and others in the local community.

The Cambridge Technicals are vocational courses developed through exam board OCR’s links with the University of Cambridge. They are aimed at people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way and have been designed to provide high quality, industry recognised qualifications that acknowledge skills, knowledge and understanding of the sports sector together with the settings, job roles, principles and values involved. The course accredits your ability to carry out a range of tasks and achievements in modern, practical ways that are relevant to the workplace and higher education. Every week you will be coaching children from local primary schools or assisting the local community within the sports and industry sector.

SPORT - Cambridge Technicals Extended Diploma Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include at least a Grade 4 in English. Science advantageous • Merit grade in a vocational Level 2 subject, if taken

Course summary

• Equivalent to three A Levels over two years

Are you interested in becoming a PE teacher, a sports coach or manager, a fitness instructor or do you just enjoy learning about sport? If so, then one of the OCR Cambridge Technicals courses could be for you.

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Courses A-Z – A Level & Vocational Level 3

A Levels will be assessed at the end of two years of study. Where a standalone AS course is available marks will not count towards the full A Level qualification. Exam boards are still developing the content of A Levels which means that course content and other information in this prospectus may be subject to change. Latest information about individual courses is available on our website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

• Carries UCAS points, supporting progression to higher education • Additional coaching awards are covered within the courses and you will be involved in coaching children and others in the local community. Course summary Are you interested in becoming a PE teacher, a sports coach or manager, a fitness instructor or do you just enjoy learning about sport? If so, then one of the OCR Cambridge Technicals courses could be for you. The Cambridge Technicals are a new generation of vocational courses developed through exam board OCR’s links with the University of Cambridge. They are aimed at people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way and have been designed to provide high quality, industry recognised qualifications that acknowledge skills, knowledge and understanding of the sports sector together with the settings, job roles, principles and values involved. The course accredits your ability to carry out a range of tasks and achievements in modern, practical ways that are relevant to the workplace and higher education. Every week you will be coaching children from local primary schools or assisting the local community within the sports and industry sector. The Extended Diploma in Sport is equivalent to three A Levels over two years and can equate to a full timetable.

SPORT - Higher Award in Sports Leadership Exam board: Active IQ The Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead unsupervised groups of people in sport and recreational activities. The primary aim of the course is to help prepare students for working independently with a range of different target groups in the community across a range of sports. The course will help students develop their leadership, communication and organisational skills. It will help develop confidence, self-esteem and increase awareness of health and fitness related issues. You will study a range of units including: • Developing Leadership Skills • Plan, lead and evaluate a sports/ physical activity event • Lead safe sport/ physical activity sessions • Plan, lead and evaluate sports/ physical activity sessions for children.

Alexis Southey

Formerly from The Toynbee School, Chandler’s Ford Studying: Art, Mathematics and Physics

“I really like the university style atmosphere at Barton - which combines timetabled lessons and time for independent study. The teachers here enable you to challenge yourself whilst providing support when you need it. When I went to an Open Evening and saw the great facilities at the college, I knew it was the place for me.” 63


GCSE and Vocational Level 2 GCSE English Language (GCSE) Japanese (GCSE / Certificate) Mathematics (GCSE)

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Vocational Level 2 Business 66 Media 67 Sport 67

Other Qualifications and Opportunities AAT Accounting Foundation (Certificate) 68 Award in Coaching Football - FA (Level 1) 68 Elite Football Centre 68 Mathematical Studies Certificate (Level 3) 68 Professional Performance Studies in Music 68

Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

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Courses A-Z - GCSE and Vocational Level 2

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GCSE & Vocational Level 2 Business - Cambridge Technicals Diploma Exam board: OCR • GCSEs to include a minimum of three D grades • Assessed through coursework – currently no exams. Course Summary This one year vocational course is designed to suit a broad range of learning styles and will help you develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for further study and/or employment. You will learn about many different aspects of business through a series of topics that are relevant to the industry and emphasise the importance of meeting customer needs. As well as developing customer service, communication and independent research skills, you will improve your ability to understand simple financial transactions and undertake independent research; all attributes sought after by employers. Building an understanding of the business world through the practical application of knowledge and hands-on experience is an engaging way to learn. It also means that you are assessed entirely on your coursework: currently there are no exams for this course. The Cambridge Technicals are a new generation of vocational courses developed through the exam board OCR’s links with the University of Cambridge. They are aimed at people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way.

English Language - GCSE Exam board: Eduqas • Compulsory for those who achieved a Grade 3 in GCSE English Language at school • Assessed by two final examinations • The syllabus gives opportunities for progression to study any one of the A Levels in English and is an essential qualification for life. Course Summary English Language GCSE is a new specification that aims to develop your skills in critically reading and responding to a wide range of fiction and nonfiction texts from across the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty first centuries. To prepare you for the unseen texts in the final examinations, you will study texts from across these centuries by exciting topics such as: crime and punishment, dystopia, gender and sexuality; the gothic and many more. We aim to develop your enjoyment of reading as well as your analytical skills. 66

Throughout the course we will also enhance your writing skills across a number of genres for different purposes with a particular focus on developing your linguistic accuracy and vocabulary. There is also a spoken language unit that aims to develop your presentational skills with the use of spoken Standard English. This unit does not contribute to your final grade but is awarded a pass, merit or distinction that will be identified on your certificate.

Japanese - Certificate / GCSE Exam board: ABC Awards • The Certificate in Japanese (ABC Awards Level 1) is a prerequisite for this one year course (the Certificate can be studied in your first year at college) • Opportunity to take part in a trip to Japan (held every other year) and/or cultural workshops at the Japanese Embassy or SOAS in London • Some students have decided to continue their studies at University level. Course summary This is a course for students who already have a basic knowledge of Japanese (i.e. those who have completed ABC Awards Level 1 or ASSET Language) and would like to continue their studies. The course explores the language as well as the Japanese culture using authentic materials. The one year syllabus offers a positive and appropriate approach for Japanese language learners through a variety of topics and also allows you to learn more Kanji (200 altogether) as well as more advanced grammar structures. Studying Japanese will certainly make your application for higher education or employment stand out from the rest!

Mathematics - GCSE Exam board: Edexcel • Compulsory for students who achieved a Grade 3 at school. Course summary The GCSE Mathematics course aims to build up your confidence in a crucial subject and to achieve that all important Grade 4 or higher. The classes are very much focused on covering the topics that you need in order to improve your grade. Many students really appreciate the chance to sort out difficulties that they had at school and often comment that ‘it now makes sense’. Classes have students who are all in similar situations and have similar mathematical ability and so can work together well.


Courses A-Z - GCSE and Vocational Level 2

As a guide, if you have three Grade 3 GCSEs including English Language then you can take Level 2 Vocational courses and GCSEs at College. Most students then continue at Barton Peveril for a further two years to study vocational Level 3 courses having achieved a Merit or Distinction at Level 2.

MEDIA - Cambridge Technicals Diploma Exam board: OCR • You will need a minimum of three D grades at GCSE • Assessed on your ability to make the media rather than write about the media • Continuous assessment based upon the production of portfolios of evidence – currently no exams. Course summary This course is focused on learning in a practical, work-related way. Seven units are completed over the course of the year with a strong focus on practical assignments to evidence your understanding and skills. The units studied are diverse and span a range of media platforms including media analysis, photography, video production and marketing. You will find this course to be both rewarding and challenging as you gain new skills and develop further those that you already have in an atmosphere that reflects the ‘real world’ rather than a classroom. All learning takes place within dedicated Apple Mac rooms where creativity is at the forefront of all that you produce. Assessment on this course is continuous and requires the ability to work to tight deadlines. Every piece of work you produced will be assessed and contributes to your overall final grade. Expectations are high, but you will receive excellent support from the dedicated team members who deliver the course. Strong organisation, enthusiasm, resilience and positivity are key attributes for anyone studying this course.

Sport - Certificate in Fitness Instructing Exam board: Active IQ • At least five GCSEs A*- C to include Science • Merit grade in Cambridge National Sport (Level 2) or a BTEC First in Sport (Level 2) if taken • Assessment based on coursework/portfolio, observations and two exam papers • Supports any university application as well as providing direct entry into employment in the fitness industry Course summary The Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is an excellent option to run alongside your main academic programme. It is a good choice if you have an interest in health and fitness, in particular gym based fitness 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.

Nikita Hadavale

Formerly from Wyvern College, Fair Oak Studying: Biology, Chemistry, Extended Project, Mathematics

“I enjoy the range of teaching methods and contemporary campus at college. There’s so much on offer here and you are always encouraged to push yourself and extend your knowledge. The atmosphere is unmatchable and you feel safe and supported throughout your studies.” 67


Other qualifications and opportunites AAT Accounting FOUNDATION (Certificate)

Exam board: AAT • Requires five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Mathematics at Grade 4 • You should have a strong eye for accuracy alongside good computer and word processing skills • Recognised professional qualification accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Course summary Are you a student who likes to solve numerical puzzles, enjoys working within fixed parameters, likes to work methodically and logically? Are you a student who never gives up, likes structure and repetition, can commit facts to memory? This course offers a professionally recognised qualification for students aiming to work in finance, commerce or accounts and intending to do an apprenticeship or degree in a related field. Areas studied include bookkeeping transactions, bookkeeping controls, elements of costing, working effectively in finance and accounting software.

Award in Coaching Football - FA (Level 1)

Exam board: 1st4Sport The Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football is the first step on the coaching pathway. It is a fantastic qualification to help students develop their football specific knowledge along with communication skills, confidence and leadership skills. The primary aim of the course is to give students the skills, knowledge and confidence to be able to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective football; coaching sessions. Students are assessed through the keeping of a Learner Journal, along with a practical coaching assessment. The course also includes modules on Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding Children.

Elite Football Centre The Elite Football Centre (EFC) is an exciting two year programme that gives promising young footballers the opportunity to develop their football skills whist continuing in full-time education. The EFC provides students with the opportunity to train twice a week and play in competitive matches on Wednesday afternoons at national, regional and local level. Students will receive specialist coaching from UEFA qualified football coaches. Alongside the football, students can study any range of qualifications at college, including A Levels and Vocational qualifications. Any student can apply for a place on the EFC programme. 68

Preferred football experience includes professional club involvement, county or district representation or a good club standard. Students must have a suitable level of fitness to take this course. The EFC is not a stand-alone course and must be taken alongside a full-time programme of courses. The qualifications gained on the EFC are: • Academic programme at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College (A-Level or Vocational) • FA Level 1 Coaching Badge • Active iQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing College ask for a contribution of £100 per student towards the cost of the Nike training kit bundle which includes a bag, shorts, training t-shirt, polo shirt, full tracksuit and a rain jacket.

Mathematical Studies Certificate (Level 3)

Exam board: AQA An AS equivalent course on important ‘real world’ mathematical skills - statistics, personal finance and modelling. This course is idea for students intending to study a degree with numerical content such as Psychology, Natural Sciences, Business or Economics. GCSE Mathematics at Grade 4 is the minimum entry requirement for this course.

Professional Performance Studies in Music

Our new Professional Performance Studies in Music course is a unique opportunity for talented musicians with an interest in jazz and popular music to study on a pre-conservatoire music course. The only specialist performance course of its kind currently on offer in Hampshire, the PPSM is made up of the following qualifications: • A Level Music and: • RSL Subsidiary Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music Performance • Optional choice of Performance Diploma (DipABRSM or equivalent) Course summary This course is designed to provide students with an enhanced preparation for auditions at conservatoires and university, and of course a career in the music industry. The department has strong links with the UK’s top conservatoires and music departments, and we intend that the PPSM will prepare you for a career in the music industry. You will receive lessons on your first instrument, or voice, free of charge (weekly individual lessons – 60 mins). In addition you will receive weekly keyboard skills tuition. The Professional Performance Studies in Music (Subsidiary Diploma plus A Level Music) could be combined with A Level Music Technology to form a full-time timetable of music. All students are expected to participate in the college jazz ensemble, as well as in a college ensemble such as choir or concert band.


Other qualifications and opportunities Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Calculate your Average GCSE Score

This Level 4 course follows on from A Level art subjects and is designed to build upon the experiences and skills acquired at A Level. It enables students who are serious about careers in art and design to experiment with artistic disciplines and facilitates a diverse range of progression routes including study on highly selective and competitive degree programmes.

• Double GCSEs count as two subjects and have double points. • Half GCSEs have half the points value of a full GCSE. • Vocational qualifications are not counted when calculating the average GCSE point score. Use this table to calculate your Average GCSE Score for entry to programmes at Barton Peveril.

The course is validated by University of the Arts, London; Europe’s largest provider of education in art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. In its first year, Barton Peveril’s Foundation Art grade profile exceeded the national average with 63% of students achieving Merits or Distinctions compared to 49.4% nationally. Last year 59 of the 65 students on the course secured places at university. These students commonly compete for around 20 places in a field of 500 -1000 applicants. Their chosen courses cover a very broad range of Art degrees and include the most selective colleges and universities: the Oxbridge equivalents of the Art world. We are proud to have established an impressive track record that has seen students receive offers from Central St Martins, London College of Fashion, Chelsea College of Art, Camberwell, Wimbledon College of Art, Goldsmiths, the Architecture Association School of Architecture, the Mackintosh Glasgow School of Art and the Ruskin School at Oxford University.

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Since Barton Peveril introduced the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design in 2012, student numbers have grown from 43 completing the Diploma in 2013 to 65 in 2015.

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General information College hours

Normal hours for timetabled lessons are 8.45am – 4pm. 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.

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. Details can be found on the college website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk 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. There are 50 spaces available to students at the Doncaster Farm car park which is opposite the Cricketers Pub on Chestnut Avenue. Availability will be from September 2017 on a first come first served basis and students will not need to display a permit in their car to use this car park.

Motorcycles

There are 50 bays for parking motorcycles. Forms are available from the Transport Office.

Cycle Bays

Secure cycle storage is available free of charge. Information about transport is correct at the time of printing, but may be subject to change.

College Shop

The College Shop is open daily and sells a wide range of stationery, film and art course supplies together with other equipment at cost price.

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.

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Student Bursary The 16-19 Student Bursary is a government scheme to help the most vulnerable young people continue in fulltime 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). Application forms are available from Student Services and can be downloaded from the college website.

Our Student Support Fund In the case of new Barton Peveril students whose household income is below £23,000, the college has funds to provide some support for transport, equipment and essential trips, usually in the form of a credit towards costs. Applications may be made using the form available from Student Services or downloaded from the college website. Further information is available from the college’s Student Finance Adviser by email on: studentfinance@barton.ac.uk

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 2017 to 2018 academic year. Students must be aged between 16 and 18 on 31st August 2017 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 is on the Student Support Fund application form available from Student Services or the college website.

Adult Learning Barton Peveril welcomes adult students and offers an extensive range of part-time and some full-time courses. For a copy of the latest Adult Learning prospectus, please contact the Adult Learning office on 023 8036 7225 or visit our website at www.barton-peveril.ac.uk

The Governing Body Barton Peveril College is a Further Education Corporation under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The Governing Body at Barton Peveril College 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 our website.


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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is conveniently situated for travel and is easily accessed by bus, rail and car.

Bus Routes Alresford / Twyford Colden Common / Fair Oak Chandler’s Ford / Valley Park Droxford / Swanmore Lockerley / Timsbury Wickham / Bishop’s Waltham Whiteparish / Shootash Knowle / Waltham Chase West Wellow / Ower Locks Heath / Park Gate Ampfield / Romsey / North Baddesley Warsash / Sarisbury Green Lordshill / Rownhams Stubbington / Titchfield Lyndhurst / Totton Botley / Hedge End / West End Fawley / Hythe / Applemore / Marchwood Whiteley / Swanwick Redbridge / Shirley / Bassett Hamble / Netley / Bursledon Barton Weston / Woolston North Harbour / Porchester Peveril Sixth Fareham Sholing / Bitterne Kings Worthy / Winchester

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Pippa Jones

Formerly from The Romsey School Studying: Drama and Theatre Studies, Extended Project, Performing Arts and Sociology

“Barton Peveril is a friendly college full of interesting, creative people who are all keen to achieve and raise their aspirations. Every member of staff is focussed on helping students reach their full potential. I’ve gained confidence, made friends and broadened my knowledge in a welcoming environment.” Pippa Jones is now studying an Acting Foundation course at Guildford School of Acting. 71


Student success

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic is the chosen degree subject of Peter May (Hounsdown) who took History, Classical Civilisation, English Literature and the Extended Project at Barton Peveril. Peter is now studying at the University of Cambridge. A career in business awaits Faith Mtemeregwa (Woodlands) who is taking a degree in International Business at the University of Northampton. Faith studied Business and Health & Social Care A Levels and the BTEC Certificate in IT.

A degree in Creative Advertising at Falmouth University follows success in Graphics, Psychology, English Language & Literature and the Extended Project for former Romsey School pupil, David Fanner.

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After successful A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics alongside the Extended Project, Eleanor Deane (Thornden) is now studying Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School at the University of Brighton.

Since studying at the Gregg School, Megan Hickling has achieved qualifications at Barton Peveril in A Level Mathematics, Physics and Geography and the Extended Project. Megan’s success secured her place at the University of Southampton, where she is now studying Ship Science with Engineering Management.


Student success

Achieving A Levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Computing has earned Jack Priestley (Crofton) a place at University of Birmingham to study Mathematics and Computer Science with an industrial year. Jack also took part in the Maths Olympiad and Robotics at college.

Success at A Level in Biology, Psychology, Geography and English Literature has earned Rachael Willson (Thornden) a prestigious place at the University of Cambridge to study Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.

Eilidh Currie is now a student at the University of Chichester where she is studying for a Physical Education & Sports Coaching degree after completing A Levels in Physical Education, Film Studies and Psychology. Eilidh came to Barton Peveril from the Toynbee School and won this year’s Sport Personality of the year award at the college.

Success in Spanish, English Language, the Business Diploma and the certificate in Japanese earned Yasmin Gorman (Quilley) a place to study Translation, Media & Modern Language at the University of East Anglia. In view of her fantastic application, Yasmin also secured the three year ‘Difference Undergraduate Scholarship’ from UEA of which there are only 5 available across the University!

Ben Cartwright (King Edward VI) is now a Religion & Theology undergraduate at Durham University following his success in History, Biology and Chemistry.

Thomas Steckler (Wildern) is now studying Broadcast Television and Media Production at the University of Winchester after achieving qualifications in the Level 3 Media Diploma, A Level History and the Extended Project. Thomas also took part in drama and football enrichment sessions at college.

Harriet Clemo chose Plymouth University for her degree in Illustration. A former Brookfield pupil, Harriet studied Graphics, English Literature, Film Studies and Japanese at Barton Peveril as well as taking up the enrichment option of Life Drawing.

Disclaimer Please note that while details in this prospectus are correct at the time of going to press, course and other information may be subject to change. Please refer to our website at www.barton-peveril.ac.uk for full course outlines and latest information, or contact studentservices@barton.ac.uk for further assistance.


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