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Bexhill 6th Form College

Bexhill College was praised in our most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2010) report for our high pass rates and good student support. The inspectors were also impressed with the ‘high quality resources’ available to students.

Ofsted RepORt HigHligHts Inspectors said, “...students make good progress during their time at College and at advanced level many gain higher grades than those predicted by their GCSE results’.” Inspectors recognised that the College promotes equality and diversity well, successfully closing the achievement gap between different groups of students.

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Ofsted’s view is that the College is GOOD right across the board.

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www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk Important Notice: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information included in this Prospectus is accurate at the time of printing. It is particularly important to note that there may be significant changes to the course details and that the College reserves the right to make the amendments as required. Up-to-date information will be published as available on the College website.

Full Time Prospectus 2014-2015

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AS/A2 LeveL CourSeS Archaeology

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History (Modern)

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Art: Textile Design

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Information Technology

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Biology

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Languages

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Making The Right Choice

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Business Studies

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Law

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About The College

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Chemistry

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Mathematics

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What Can I Study

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Classical Civilisation

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Mathematics with Further Maths 55

Computing

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Media Studies

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How Many Courses Can I Take

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Dance

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Music

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Expenses & Financial Support

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Drama & Theatre Studies

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Music Technology

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Extra Help

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Economics

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Philosophy

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On-Site Facilities

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Electronics

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Photography

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Physical Education

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English Language & Literature

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Physics

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English Literature

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Psychology

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Film Studies

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Religious Studies

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Food Nutrition & Health

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Science in Society

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Geology

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Geography

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Textiles Technology

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Childhood Studies, Health and Technology

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Government & Politics

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Travel & Tourism

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Creative Arts

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World Development

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English and Humanities

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Business BTEC Extended Diploma

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Outdoor Adventure BTEC Extended Diploma Performing Arts BTEC Extended Diploma Personal Training NCFE Level 3

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Applied Science BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

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Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma

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Sport: Sport BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

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dediCated sixth Form ColleGe Bexhill College is a dedicated Sixth Form College with a long history of excellent post-16 education. There are 93 sixth form colleges in England. All of them focus on providing top quality education to students between 16 and 19 years old. They are specialist colleges and are therefore able to provide an outstanding range of courses and services aimed specifically at this age group. Colleges have developed in different ways, but they all share a reputation for good results, strong relationships between staff and students and excellent support services. If you decide to study with us you will have the opportunity to be able to access high quality post-16 education in your local community.

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Bexhill College is a good bridge between school and work or higher education. It is very different from school, but you will get lots of support and are not left on your own. You won’t be timetabled every hour of the college day and will need to develop independent study skills to be able to use your time wisely. The College has a range of specialist resources to help you to do this.

About the College

We feel it is important that students are involved in College issues. One of the ways we do this is through the student reps and the student council. Parents and guardians are also a vital part of this partnership. Their help and support can be central to success and we will keep them fully informed about your achievements and progress.

Courses and GCse Grades Courses are divided into different levels based on the demands of the course. You can work out what level is right for you by looking at your results. The table to the right sets out the opportunities depending on your success at school. GCSEs are Level 2 courses. If you have achieved good grades at GCSE, getting 5 or 6 subjects at Grade ‘C’ or above, you should be moving on to a Level 3 course. If most of your GCSE grades are ‘D’ or ‘E’, with perhaps a couple of ‘C’s, you will need to look at taking a year to strengthen your Level 2 qualifications before you move on to the next level. The aim is to make sure that your course is demanding enough to stretch and motivate you, but also not too difficult so that you struggle right from the start.

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Your LikeLY GCSe GradeS Likely GCSE Grades

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• At least 8 Grade A* or A including English or Maths

• 5 x AS Levels or International Baccalaureate or BTEC Extended Diploma with an AS course along with the College Extension programme (optional)

• At least 6 Grade A* - Cs in at least five different subjects including English or Maths or equivalent. One GCSE should be at a B grade

• 4 x AS Levels or International Baccalaureate or BTEC Extended Diploma

• 5 Grade A* - Cs in at least four different subjects including English or Maths or equivalent.

• 4 x AS Levels or BTEC Extended Diploma English or Maths GCSE if required

• 5 Grade A* - Cs in 3 different subjects including English or Maths • BTEC First Diploma + 1 GCSE at C+ in English or Maths • BTEC First Diploma with merit

• 3 x AS Levels or BTEC Extended Diploma English or Maths GCSE if required Note: BTEC. First Diploma with Merit allows progression to courses in similar subject areas only

• Up to 4 Cs including D or above in English or Maths

• Advanced Foundation Programme or BTEC First Diploma / English or Maths GCSE if required

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An inspirational range of courses is available.

Some courses have specific entry requirements. These details are given in the course section of this prospectus. Remember that at this stage, we are looking at your probable grades when you leave school. We don’t make any final decisions until you have your results.

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as and a2 (a level) Together these make an ‘A’ Level. In the first year you take the ‘AS’ and get a grade for this. If you choose to continue with the subject into the second year you take the ‘A2’. The marks from the ‘A2’ are added to the ‘AS’ to make your final grade. You can retake ‘AS’ modules in the second year to improve this. All ‘A’ Levels have important exams as a core part of the assessment process, although there will also be some coursework in some subjects.

equates to two ‘A’ Levels and the Award is equivalent to one, so other subjects can be studied alongside them. Many are set up to include work placements and real work projects. We have a long history of students from these courses going on to exciting higher education places. They are also highly regarded by employers because they demand high level study skills, personal organisation and academic study.

international BaCCalaureate (iB)

advanCed Foundation ProGramme

The IB is a broad course which offers students the opportunity of studying six different subjects at advanced level. The programme also requires students to study the Theory of Knowledge and take part in voluntary work as part of the Creativity Action and Service (CAS) programme. Students also produce an extended essay.

Students who achieve at least 1 or 2 grade ‘C’ or above at GCSE can study the Advanced Foundation Programme. This offers the chance to achieve further GCSEs in the key subjects and allows progression to Level 3.

BteC extended diPlomas/CertiFiCates/ suBsidiary awards These courses cover work-related areas and they have a strong emphasis on coursework. The Extended Diploma equals three ‘A’ Levels and takes up most of your timetable. The Subsidiary Diploma

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BteC First diPloma ProGrammes and oCr awards These are equal to four GCSEs and are offered in a range of workrelated areas. All of these courses have a strong emphasis on coursework and are an ideal preparation for Applied ‘A’ Levels, BTEC Nationals or Advanced Diplomas. You should normally have GCSE grades averaging a ‘D’/’E’ for these courses.

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How many courses can you take? advanCed Foundation ProGramme

First stePs to voCational studies

Students who achieve at least 1 or 2 grade C’s or above at GCSE can study the Advanced Foundation Programme. This offers the chance to achieve further GCSEs in the key subjects and allows progression to Level 3.

This course will give you a taster of several work-related areas and improve all your study skills. It is a full-time course which will prepare you well for BTEC First Diplomas or OCR awards.

BteC First diPloma ProGrammes and oCr awards

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hiGher eduCation Our Level 4 programmes provide opportunities to study higher level programmes locally.

Many students may want to combine study with part-time work. The College supports this as long as you don’t take on so much work that your commitment to study suffers You should wait until your final timetable is set before you agree a schedule of work with your employer. We expect other commitments such as driving lessons and routine medical and dental appointments to be made so that they don’t interfere with your classes.

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These are equal to four GCSEs and are offered in a range of work-related areas. All of these courses have a strong emphasis on coursework and are an ideal preparation for Applied ‘A’ Levels, BTEC Nationals or Advanced Diplomas. You should normally have GCSE grades averaging a ‘D’/’E’ for these courses.

Research shows that students who have achieved GCSE in ‘C’ or above in English and Maths do better at advanced level study. We offer you the chance to re-sit key GCSEs if needed.

Different people can cope with different demands and we will tailor your workload to suit your needs, but you must take enough courses to be classed as a full time student. Some students may manage 5 ‘AS’ Levels or a BTEC plus other courses. This is very demanding and we will need to monitor your progress carefully to ensure this level of commitment is not counter-productive.

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FinanCial suPPort If you are under 19 at the start of your course, education at Bexhill College is free so long as you maintain the contract set out in the Learner’s Agreement which you sign when you enrol. You will not be charged for tuition. We will have to charge you for some equipment and materials which you keep, and ask you to pay for trips, visits and other extras. If you are an overseas student (except EU), or have been resident outside the UK/EU for the past three years we will need to discuss with you at your Advisory Interview whether you are entitled to free education, or will be required to pay our tuition fees. You may be asked to provide documentary evidence of your status. Exam fees are paid by the College, unless your attendance across all your timetabled sessions including functional skills and tutorials drops below 95%, or you are re-sitting an exam.

travellinG to ColleGe The College is served by a number of bus services from across the area. Bexhill train station is within 10 minutes walk of the College.

ColleGe Bursary sCheme The College operates a Bursary Scheme and Discretionary Financial Support for student’s whose families are on low income. Details of these are available from Student Services. Email: studentservices@bexhillcollege.ac.uk

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Care to Learn

Care to Learn is run by the Government Department for Education and Skills, offering childcare for young learners. You can claim Care to Learn funding if you are under 20 and: Start a course of learning or training in a school, college or as a trainee with a work based learning provider that receives some public funding; Be caring for your own child(ren) - fathers are also eligible if they are the main carer; Be living in England; and use a registered childcare provider. You can apply for funding for your childcare via the website http://ww.dfes.gov.uk/caretolearn or phone their helpline on 0845 600 2809. Applications can be made now for courses that start at any time. You can apply for funding for your childcare via the website www.dfes.gov.uk/caretolearn or phone their helpline on 0845 600 2809. Applications can be made now for courses that start at any time. If you started your learning after you reached 20 you should contact your local college provider or learn direct to find out about childcare funding on 0800 100 900, or visit www.lifelonglearning.dfes. gov.uk/moneytolearn/index.htm Only contact the Care to Learn team if you are learning in a school sixth form or sixth form college 0845 600 2809 or email caretolearn@manchester.gov.uk Further information is available each year in the student diary and from the Student Services Officer in college. within ten working days.within ten working days.

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extRA help Bexhill ColleGe is an inClusive learninG environment and welComes aPPliCations From students oF all aBilities. The College wishes to ensure that it supports students with additional needs effectively. If you have any extra requirements, please ensure that we know what you need so we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed. Our building has been designed to be as accessible as possible and we can provide extra specialist support to help you with your individual needs. We understand that you may wish to discuss your needs in confidence and we are happy to provide that facility.

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Support and financial help to secure childcare arrangements.

We can discuss any needs you have at the Advisory Interview. If at any time during your course you feel you need further support, this can be accessed through your Tutor or Student Services.

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SportS, Media & Creative FaCilitieS - all on Site Bexhill College has excellent facilities for creative learning, media, arts and sports development - all located on our 5.6 hectare site. 2 Large Sports Hall 2 Football /Hockey Pitch Astroturf 2 Climbing Wall 2 Dance Studio 2 Fully Equipped Film Studio / Editing Suite 2 3 Tennis Courts 2 Netball Courts 2 Drama Studio 2 Swimming Pool

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2 Fitness Suite 2 Large Grass Training Area (Football, Rugby, Rounders)

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AdvAnCed enRiChment And extension what is enriChment? Your academic subjects form the basis of your College course, but, beyond that, all students enroll on an Enrichment programme too. Enrichment embraces a wealth opportunities as well as our excellent range of student-run clubs and societies that make up the College community. Enrichment is designed to extend and develop both you as a learner and the nature of the learning that you experience at Bexhill College, in the hope and expectation that you can move forward as capable, resourceful, and enquiring citizens.

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There are many enrichment opportunities at College. You can:

Students who do exceptionally well in their GCSEs (8 ‘A’/’A*’ or more) can take up extra support through the Extension Programme. This is to make sure that they are thoroughly prepared for applications to the most competitive and demanding careers and higher education options. This may include an opportunity to:

2 Join activities such as team sports, drama and music productions. 2 Take part in College organised events and visits such as the Ski Trip and Theatre trips. 2 Add extra short qualifications to your programme in areas such as new Languages, First Aid or Sports Leadership. 2 Build in a work placement or work experience if it is not already part of your course.

2 Carry out subject-based enhancement opportunities which can be tailored to your needs. 2 The opportunity to be part of the ‘Gifted and Talented’ programme.

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All courses will also add their own special enrichment activities to make the subject more stimulating and rewarding. These vary from revision and study events, to language exchanges, and visits to places such as Spain, New York and France.

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SpecialiSed coaching

We currently run specialist academies in Basketball, Cricket, Football, Golf, Tennis, Swimming and Athletics. Academies are open to students studying A Levels, GCSE’s, BTEC Extended Diplomas, First Diplomas and the International Baccalaureate.

Students benefit from specialised coaching for up to 3 hours per week plus a support programme which includes the development of a personalised exercise programme. Students will work on skills development, fitness, sports psychology and nutrition. Students will also gain BTEC Skills and Activities Certificate which is equivalent to one AS Level. We envisage that our first and second teams in all sports will come from the Academies.

developing talentS

are you talented? If you are talented in one of these areas, you will be offered the opportunity to improve your skills and performance with regular high quality coaching and personal support, as well as competition experience as part of your post 16 programme at College. You will be notified of trials dates nearer the time of your enrolment to the College.

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Bexhill 6th Form College is committed to developing the talents of all our young people. In sport, we achieve this through our Academies Programme. Students who are talented in the key sports on which we focus have the opportunity to benefit from additional coaching and a personalised development programme. This enables students to develop their sporting skills whilst attending College and gaining academic qualifications. Students in the Academies have the opportunity to represent the College in Regional and National events including British Colleges Sport.

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The College’s Business, IT and Social Sciences Section incorporates Geography, Geology, Sociology, Economics, World Development, Politics, Business Studies, Accounts, IT and Computing, Travel & Tourism and Law.

Young Enterprise, Investor Challenge and Model United Nations. In addition the Section provides high levels of one to one support outside of the classroom, including revision seminars during the lunchtimes and holidays.

The Section has a history of providing a rich and varied curriculum with good results and is focused on developing its teaching and learning approach to incorporate active teaching and differentiation to further strengthen the success rates already achieved.

Of particular note, is the Section’s significant enrichment opportunities which enhance students’ learning. These include numerous field trips and visits, visitor speakers and trips abroad.

The Business, IT and Social Sciences Section is well resourced with a suite of classrooms and ICT rooms to support teaching and learning and contributes significantly to the enrichment programme including

Our Business, IT and Social Science staff are student centred and always willing to offer additional opportunities to students outside of the classroom.

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“Teachers get really involved in the practical side of the subject. The facilities are amazing and it is great to have them all on site.�

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“I really enjoy my Childcare course, the teachers are really good and they make it really fun.”

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CHILDHOOD STUDIES HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY The College’s Childhood Studies, Health and Technology Section is a vibrant and high performing section with results exceeding national benchmarks in terms of success rates. A wide offering of courses are available including: A-Levels in Textiles and Food, Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing along with BTEC Extended Diplomas, BTEC First Diplomas and BTEC Certificates in a the Childcare, Health & Social Care and Hospitality areas.

The Childhood Studies, Health and Technology Section has taken part in a number of fund raising activities including Children in Need and the staff also organise a significant number of student trips and arranges visiting speakers to enhance the learning experience. Continually developing their curriculum, the Section enjoys strong links with local employers and partner schools to offer exciting, secure, placement opportunities for students.

The Section is a strong department which focuses on continued improvement and was graded ‘Outstanding’ in the most recent Ofsted inspection.

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“I like the variety of what we study on the course. In the future I hope to go into emergency nursing after I have been to university. �

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CREATIVE ARTS Charlotte Pestell ST RichaRdS

“I love studying photography because we have the freedom to explore avenues we find interesting.”

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INCORpORATING THE pERfORmING ARTS ACADEmY Creative Arts Department is a successful and wellestablished Section which includes, Media & Film Studies, Art and Photography as well as Performing Arts.

maximised and students are encouraged to pursue individual research interests.

Offering a varied curriculum including A-Levels, BTEC and GSCE courses, the Section achieves high levels of exam achievement and success with many of the students go on to study the subject at degree level, including at the most competitive universities.

The Performing Arts Academy is also based within the Section. The Academy offers opportunities for gifted and talented students to develop and showcase their talents in acting, singing and dance. The Academy has been involved in a number of projects including the College musicals; 13, Hairspray, Les Miserables & Rent.

The Section’s approach is strongly student centred, reflected in the amount of individual attention and support students receive. Coursework options are

On-site facilities are superb with dedicated dance studios, design studios, film studio & editing suite plus a brand new 200 seat Theatre complex.

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Callan Pearson

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The English & Humanities Section is a strong and vibrant section which includes provision for English, Language and Humanities (History, Philosophy, RS) subjects.

The section also offers a great range of enrichment opportunities for students including theatre trips and language exchanges abroad to support student learning.

With an excellent history of high success rates with high A-B grades being across the different subject areas, the Section is student-centred and totally committed to ensuring students maximise their potential. To this end, there is a philosophy in the Section of providing significant student support both inside and outside the classroom.

The section also offers GCSE English as well as functional skills. Students who take GCSE have achieved a D at school or functional skills level 2 with us in their first year. Students with E or below take functional skills first before programming to GCSE.

“The tutors are really friendly. It’s not like school, it has more of a different atmosphere.”

George Jeffery Bexhill High School Media, History (Modern) and Photography A Levels.

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Annabelle Branch Helenswood Psychology, Photography and Religious Studies A Levels.

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Significant enrichment activities are on offer for students, including the Nuffield Bursary scheme/ CREST awards, STEM project, the Maths Challenge and Biology Olympiad. Bexhill College students have had significant success in these activities over recent years, with our students being recognised nationally for their achievements.

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SpORTS SCIENCE AND pUBLIC SERVICES The College’s Sports and Public Services Section is a thriving and outstanding area of the College and prides itself on delivering outstanding education to all its students. The majority of courses have success rates significantly above the national average and the Section’s Triple Distinction pass rates in the BTEC Extended Diploma are in the top 10% in the Country. Bexhill College simply has the best sports facilities in the area including a large sports hall, a floodlit all weather pitch, climbing wall, fitness suites, football pitches and three tennis courts - all located on-site at our Penland Road campus.

Team sports at the College are actively supported through the enrichment programme including football, (male and female), basketball, rugby, netball and cricket with many teams representing the College both regionally and nationally with great success. The Section also provides a number of Sports Academies for the College which include athletic, basketball, cricket, football, golf and tennis. - see more on pages 12-13.

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Sky Lee-Ryan

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CERN PhysiCs TRiP 15 Physics students from Bexhill College joined a party of potential Physics students from St. Richards Catholic College to visit ‘CERN’ the European Council for Nuclear Research in Geneva over the Easter Break. CERN studies the fundamental building blocks of matter and the conditions in the very early universe by colliding bits of matter together at very high velocities. Our good timing meant that, as the LHC is undergoing an upgrade, we were allowed into the underground chamber to see one of the main multipurpose detectors: the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS). This detector along with the ATLAS detector are responsible for the data that has identified the Higgs Boson (responsible for the mass of all particles). A visit to the United Nations centre and the Geneva Museum of Science were also included on our brief visit. A very successful trip with a partner school and we look forward to further collaborations in the future.

RoCk ChallENgE ChamPioNs Dancing toys and light up robots are not something you expect to see representing Bexhill College. But 26th March saw the College competing (and winning!), in one of the biggest performing arts competitions around, Rock Challenge. Joshua Noon, director of the piece, said “I’m so delighted with all of the students involved; they’ve worked incredibly hard over the last 6 months both in and out of rehearsals to produce a superb piece of work that both they and the College are very proud of. They completely deserve their place in the finals!” The regional finals were held in June 2013 and the College rocked!

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“I find Archaeology very interesting and it is unusual to find a college that provides this type of course.”

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Do you ever wonder how ancient cultures dealt with the prospect of death and the disposal of their dead? Are you interested in the secrets hidden beneath the soil and discovering how our ancestors used to live? Archaeology is the study of all aspects of past societies by examining the physical traces that are left behind.

A printing allowance will be given to each student that should cover some of the cost of printing the coursework; though there may be a need to add more to this allowance..

course content The way in which archaeological sites are investigated will be considered as well as the techniques and methods by which the evidence uncovered is then dated and interpreted. The religion and ritual of Ancient Egypt and the evidence as to settlement, social organisation and material culture will also be studied, using examples from across the world.

What could i do next? Archaeology is good preparation for a number of degree courses. It also builds useful skills for employment.

hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment will take the form of modular exams divided into four units (two for AS and two for A2 Level). The exams take the form of a combination of structured answers to stimulus response questions as well as essays. Additionally, ‘A2’ Level students will undertake a personal study based on fieldwork or personal research on an archaeological topic, which is designed to cater to student’s individual strengths and interests.

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AS-A2 aRT: FiNE aRT as-a2 are there any special expenses?

This course is designed to build on core fine art skills alongside developing your creativity, imagination and artistic skills.

You will be expected to provide basic materials such as pencils, paintbrushes and sketchbooks. You may also need to contribute toward the cost of specialist or large quantities of materials you may use in your projects. Some trips such as visits to museums and galleries are compulsory.

course content Fine Art covers a range of disciplines allowing you an opportunity to explore and experiment with a wide range of techniques and processes which are underpinned by sound drawing and painting skills. You will be encouraged to combine materials and techniques to produce work of an individual nature in both observational and expressive work. AS: Year 1 The emphasis of ‘AS’ year is on experimentation and exploration of materials, techniques and processes. You will be required to engage with the works of artists and designers which encourages a critical response and enables you to analyse the way you work and develop your core skills. A2: Year 2 The emphasis of ‘A2’ year will focus on an in depth personal investigation. You will have the opportunity to develop existing skills and knowledge and be encouraged to develop an independent, personal and creative approach to the subject demonstrating continued critical skills.

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What could i do next? There are a wealth of diverse careers which include practical design and making to teaching and gallery administration. Opportunities are available such as: design, illustration, art direction, film, television, animation, curating, restoration, costume & set design and fine art.

hoW Will i be assessed? Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio Unit 2: Timed Examination Unit 3: Personal Investigation Unit 4: Externally Set Exam

Hannah Quinn bexhill high school

“The course is very structured which helps you to learn and the level of teaching is great. The teachers have helped me to experiment with my art. In the future I hope to go on to study a Foundation Degree in Art then onto University.”

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aRT: TEXTilE DEsigN as-a2 Why should you take this course? Textile Design is a highly creative art course which will enable you to create expressive visual and tactile artworks by selecting and manipulating fibres and fabrics.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths plus a grade C or above in Art or an Art based subject.

AS: Year 1 The ‘AS’ year has an emphasis on experimentation and exploration of materials, techniques and processes to produce work of an individual nature. This course will provide you with the opportunity to explore and experiment with colour, shape, texture and pattern through a range of Textile processes including Printing, Batik, Weaving, Felt making, Stitching and Knitting. You will also develop practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of how ideas and meanings can be interpreted in images and artifacts through different styles and traditions. A2: Year 2 The ‘A2’ year will focus on an area of study with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge already acquired to develop an independent and creative approach.

You will continue your involvement with Artists’ and Designers’ work through a related Personal Investigation.

are there any special expenses? You will be expected to provide materials such as basic sewing materials, pencils and sketchbooks. You may also need to contribute toward the cost of specialist or large quantities of materials you may use in your projects. Some trips such as visits to museums and galleries are compulsory.

What could i do next? For the focussed student there are a wealth of diverse careers which include Fashion and Textile design; Knitwear, Woven, Printmaking and Surface Pattern, Interior Design, Costume/Theatre Design, Fabric/ Clothing Technology, Textile Art, Restoration/ Conservation, Accessories, Millinery.

hoW Will i be assessed? Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio Unit 2: Controlled Assignment Unit 3: Personal Investigation Unit 4: Controlled Assignment

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AS-A2 Biology as-a2 Why should you take this course? Biology is a diverse subject that will help you understand some of the issues of the 21st Century. Biology is never far from the headlines whether it be stem cell treatments, conservation or genetic engineering and studying Biology will help you to understand the concerns around these topics.

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hoW Will i be assessed? AS and A2 both have 3 assessments: Two written exam papers and a practical assignment.

What could i do next? A Level Biology is required for medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy. It is also useful for nursing, forensic science, ecology, conservation and teaching. Many other courses and careers will draw on the skills that you will acquire on this course.

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“I like how the different topics that we study link together which helps you to learn. In the future I hope to move onto and Apprenticeship. I chose Bexhill college because of their high level of results.”

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AS: Year 1 Biology and Disease: • How digestive and gas exchange systems may be affected by diseases. • How a knowledge of biology allows us to understand the symptoms of disease and risk factors. The variety of living organisms: • The influence of genetic and environmental factors on intraspecific variation. • How the variety of life is reflected in similarities and differences in its biochemical basis and cellular organisation. • How size and metabolic rate affect an organism’s requirements and give rise to adaptations. • Plus an Assessed Practical Assignment.

A2: Year 2 Populations and environment: • How living organisms form ecosystems through which energy is transferred and chemical elements cycled. • How human activity affects ecological balance. • How genetic variation and isolation may lead to the formation of new species. Control in cells and organisms: • Stimulus and responses - the biology of the nervous and endocrine systems. • Homeostasis and the maintenance of a constant internal environment. • Genes and genetic expression.

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Harry Russo st. richards

“The teachers at the college are very inspiring. I would definitely recommend Business Studies. I think that the wide range of areas that business studies covers will help me a lot in the future. I hope to study Business Management at University when I have finished college.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English and Maths.

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The Business Studies course will give you an introduction of how the commercial world operates. As well as gaining business knowledge, you will develop the skills of data interpretation, decision making and problem solving.

Business Studies ‘AS’ & ‘A2’ is assessed through two exams, which include a pre released case study.

course content Business Studies AS aims to help you to develop an understanding of business organisations and the markets they serve. AS: Year 1 Module 1: An introduction to business • The nature of business and entrepreneurs • Types of business • Business objectives • Market research • Impact of technology and demographics Module 2: Business functions • Marketing • Accounting and Finance • Human Resources • Production and quality A2: year 2 Module 3: Functional Area (eg. Finance or Marketing) Module 4: Strategic Management

are there any special expenses? The course may include opportunities to visit businesses in the UK or even abroad. There may also be a small charge for some external speakers we use who come to inspire students and enrich the curriculum.

What could i do next? A Level Business Studies opens up a wide and varied range of opportunities and careers. These could include careers in Advertising, Marketing, Management, Accountancy, Personnel etc.

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AS-A2 ChEmisTRy as-a2 Why should you take this course?

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Chemistry is critical to solving today’s problems. Each day’s news is filled with issues where Chemistry matters: faster and cheaper drug development; cleaner and more economical fuel sources; safer air and drinking water; biotechnology to improve health and food sources around the world; nanotechnology to reduce the size and environmental impact on many consumer goods and green industrial processes to prevent pollution. An A Level in Chemistry will enable you to become a part of these developments in the future.

There are no special expenses with this course.

What could i do next? Chemistry is essential for degrees in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physiotherapy and Veterinary Sciences. Studied together with non-science subjects Chemistry is a useful course for the legal professions, business, accountancy and industry.

course content The course builds upon scientific knowledge and understanding attained at GCSE, and will expand your understanding of many aspects of chemistry.

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ClassiCal CiVilisaTioN as-a2 Why should you take this course? Students who have previously taken this course have ventured into a variety of careers from journalism to accountancy, the civil service and publishing.

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“The teacher is very enthusiastic which makes the lessons interesting. When I have finished college I hope to study Classical Civilisation at University.”

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The history and literary achievements of Greece and Rome form the basis for this course of study which seeks to acquaint the student with the nature of the Classical World. AS: Year 1 Students will study the life of Marcus Tullius Cicero set against the backdrop of the Late Roman Republic and his struggle to preserve his vision of Rome against the challenge posed by the ambitions of Pompey, Julius Caesar and Octavian. Students will also study Homer’s Iliad and its tale of the Greek heroes engaged in the siege of Troy and subject to the machinations of the Gods as well as their own human frailties.

AS: Year 2 Students will study the products of the Greek Tragic theatre including the works of Sophocles and Euripides with particular reference to the themes and dramatic techniques employed. Students will also study the Early Roman Empire and the Julio Claudian dynasty featuring Tiberius and Claudius and their problems with the Senate and the threats to the imperial frontier.

hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment will take the form of source based questions and essay writing under exam conditions.

are there any special expenses? While it is advised to supplement textbooks with suggested works there are no exceptional expenses involved with this course.

What could i do next? Classical Civilisation is a respected degree subject in Higher Education and can open the door to a variety of careers, including archaeology, museum curator, journalism, the civil service etc.

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course content There is a clear distinction between ICT and Computing. The two courses have been written to avoid any overlap of content. Computing is about designing new algorithms to solve new problems. AS: Year 1 • Drawing and interpreting simple state transition diagrams and transition tables. • Programming in a high level programming language. • The binary number system. • The stages of development of a hardware/ software system. • Logic gates and boolean algebra. • The internal components of a computer and Hardware devices. • The fundamentals of computer systems. • The structure of the internet, networking protocols and the consequences of uses of computing.

AS: Year 2 • Problem solving and algorithmic complexity. • Algorithms and data structures for problem solving. • Programming paradigms and object oriented programming techniques. • The role of an operating system and database design. • Analysis, design, construction, testing, training and maintenance of a programmed solution.

hoW Will i be assessed? You will be assessed by a combination of formal exam and coursework. There is an on-screen exam at the end of the first year that focuses on programming.

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What could i do next? Many computer-related degrees are available at Universities and an A Level in Computing shows competence which could prove beneficial in any occupation using computers.

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Why should you take this course? This course, with its emphasis on abstract thinking, general problem solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning and engineering based thinking, is a good foundation for understanding future challenges in this fast moving technological world.

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DaNCE as-a2 Why should you take this course?

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“I really enjoy the technique classes they help to widen my knowledge of Dance. My teacher is really good and really knows the subject well. Working in small groups is good, everyone is nice and friendly.”

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During this course you will gain a detailed understanding of every aspect of the dance world. This will allow you to develop yourself as a performer and expand your knowledge of the development of dance in a wider context. This A Level forms a good foundation for the study of dance at a higher level.

course content This qualification is designed for candidates with a substantial dance background. Candidates are required to: choreograph, perform and analyse solo and group dances; study various dance works in depth (which includes observational theatre trips); and study anatomy and safe practice.

hoW Will i be assessed? AS: Year 1 Unit 1 - Written paper 40% of ‘AS’. Paper consists of short answer questions and structured essay questions on performance, choreography, performance skills and professional dance works. Unit 2 - Practical exam 60% of ‘AS’. Students create and perform a solo in response to a set question. Students will also be assessed in the performance of a duo or trio.

A2: Year 2 Unit 3 - Written paper 50% of ‘A2’. Paper consists of essay questions on an area of study in dance and one set work. Unit 4 - Practical exam 50% of ‘A2’. Students will each choreograph a group dance in response to a set question. They will also be assessed on their performance of a solo in the style of specific dance practitioner.

are there any special expenses? Trips and workshops throughout the two years. Students will also be required to purchase a college T-shirt and a college Hoodie at around £40.

What could i do next? This qualification will aid entrance to University to study Dance and opens the door for careers such as dance teaching, performing, choreography and critical analysis.

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AS-A2 DRama aND ThEaTRE sTUDiEs as-a2 Why should you take this course?

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If you are enthusiastic about acting and theatre, then this course is for you. You need to like working creatively in teams and enjoy sharing and experimenting with ideas. You need to have a willingness and independence in taking direction and in developing both your practical and academic skills.

Assessment includes practical and written coursework, practical exams and a final written exam.

AS: Year 1 Unit 1 - Focuses on the practical and written exploration of two contemporary plays and different approaches to creating theatre, as well as an evaluation of live theatre. Unit 2 - Students will take an acting (or design) role in the performance of a play and perform a duologue from any other play. A2: Year 2 Unit 3 - Students will devise their own original performances about a subject of their own choice. Unit 4 - The final unit focuses on two elements: the study of a historically significant play with students developing their own ideas for a production exploring the original performance conditions of an historical play as well as reviewing a contemporary performance.

Theatre trips will be arranged each term as part of the course, which will usually cost between £5.00 and £35.00.

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What could i do next? Drama is a well-established A Level subject, which is excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue their interest or ambition at University or Drama School, or for anyone who intends to progress to any other degree course. In recent years students have progressed to Drama School and leading roles with the National Youth Theatre, as well as University Drama degrees.

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ECoNomiCs as-a2 Why should you take this course? You should take this course if you have an interest in current economic affairs, debating and problem solving. It suits students who like to think critically about issues and develop theoretical awareness.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including Maths.

The study of economics enables you to understand how the resources of an individual, a community, a country or the world are managed. AS: Year 1 Unit 1: Competitive Markets - This unit provides an introduction to the nature of economics and examines how the price mechanism allocates resources in markets. It analyses the nature of market failure, its causes and possible policy remedies. Unit 2: Managing the Economy - This unit introduces the key measures of economic performance and the main objectives and instruments of economic policy. A2: Year 2 More specialised - requiring more searching analysis and evaluation in the study of various aspects of the subject, especially in light of Globalisation.

Unit 3: Business Economics and Economic Efficiency - This unit develops the content of Unit 1 and examines how the pricing and nature of competition between firms is affected by the number and size of market participants. Unit 4: The Global Economy - This unit develops the knowledge and skills gained in Unit 2 so that they can be applied in a global context. The application, analysis and evaluation of economic models is required as well as an ability to assess policies which might be used to deal with economic problems.

hoW Will i be assessed? Each unit is assessed through examinations which use multiple choice, data response and essay questions.

are there any special expenses? Students are encouraged to purchase the Economics Review.

What could i do next? Economics is a highly respected A Level with Universities. Employers value highly the analytical skills it fosters.

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AS-A2 ElECTRoNiCs as-a2 Why should you take this course? Electronics is fundamental to modern life and forms the basis of most modern technology. This course provides a thorough grounding in the subject, which can help you to make sense of complex and diverse electronic systems such as computers and mobile phones. The course contains both practical and theoretical elements that will help you to develop your analytical skills, which can be useful whether you choose to go on to study engineering or go straight into employment.

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hoW Will i be assessed? Both the AS and A2 are assessed through two written exams and a separate piece of coursework.

are there any special expenses? If you progress to A2 Level, then you may need to buy components for your project. This could cost as little as £5.00, depending on your design.

What could i do next? Many of our previous students have gone on to study electronics or a similar subject at University. Some have gone into employment in the local electronics industry.

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In the first year you will study both digital and analogue systems. Digital systems include both combinational and sequential logic. Boolean algebra and Karnaugh mapping are used to analyze such systems, so some mathematical skills are required. Analogue systems involve various applications of the operational amplifier, timing and transistor circuits. The AS coursework consists of a software programming project using both Ladder Logic and Assembly Language.

In the second year you will study Communication Systems and Systems Applications, which include Audio Systems and Instrumentation Systems. The A2 project is a design-and-build exercise, but the final project needs only to be completed on prototype board, so that soldering is not required.

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ENglish laNgUagE as-a2 Why should you take this course? If you are interested in investigating how language works, the impact of language on individuals, identity or societies as a whole, then this course suits you. You will learn how language works, looking at lexis & semantics, grammar & syntax, pragmatics & discourse. You will build up a knowledge and understanding of linguistics in order to analyse and debate the impact of language on our understanding of ourselves, each other and the world.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including a grade B or above in English.

This course is designed to encourage candidates to: Develop methods of exploring and understanding spoken and written language in use. Understand the roles of purposes, audiences and contexts and the impact of these pressures upon language production and reception. Use linguistic methods to analyse and investigate a variety of extracts taken from everyday sources. AS: Year 1 This course enables candidates to explore the fundamental structures and functions of writing, speech and conversation in different social contexts:

Unit 1: Categorising Texts - we analyse the linguistic content of a wide range of texts from advertisements to transcripts of children playing and investigate language in social contexts. Unit 2: Creating Texts - students create and analyse their own piece of writing. A2: Year 2 At A2, we explore the nature and functions of language, how its key constituent parts have developed under the influence of a variety of contextual factors and how these changes may be analysed and evaluated creatively: Unit 3: Developing Language - we investigate language change and language acquisition Unit 4: Investigating Language - students develop, research and produce their own language investigation project

hoW Will i be assessed? Units 1 and 3 are examined Units 2 and 4 are coursework modules

What could i do next? English Language as an A Level is well respected by Higher Education establishments who are aware of its content and academic rigour.

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AS-A2 ENglish laNgUagE aND liTERaTURE as-a2 Why should you take this course? Combining advanced reading and writing skills with the study of classic and modern set texts and linguistics, this is a good choice for those wanting a real challenge in the study of English.

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hoW Will i be assessed? Units 1, 2 & 3 will be assessed by written examinations Unit 4: A coursework essay of 2000 words

are there any special expenses? The Department provides all general and coursework texts but students are expected to purchase their own set texts. The course is well recognised for Higher Education and provides a strong all-round qualification in English.

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This course provides an attractive option for students wishing to take the study of language as well as literature to advanced level. AS: Year 1 Unit 1: You will be introduced to the principles of integrated literary and linguistic analysis and develop the ability to analyse texts using appropriate terminology to unlock meaning. You will also learn how to control style and tone in your own writing. Unit 2: You will be introduced to the principles of the analysis of speech in a variety of situations. You will learn how to compare different kinds of spoken texts and explore how speech is represented in both literary texts, such as novels or plays and in non-literary texts, for example, political speeches or transcribed conversations.

A2: Year 2 Unit 3: You will learn how to compare the different techniques writers use to produce different effects by studying a broad range of non-fiction texts. You will also further your own ability to write in varying styles and tones to suit audience and purpose in a range of contexts. Unit 4: You will draw on your knowledge of the whole course in order to produce a comparative essay on two literary texts, under the guidance of a member of the English Department.

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ENglish liTERaTURE as-a2 Why should you take this course?

Georgia Lea bexhill high school

“I would like to be a writer so A Levels are helping me learn what I need to. The standard of teaching is really good.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including a grade C or above in English.

If you enjoy reading, are excited by words and ideas and have a real interest in humanity this course will suit you. Literature deals with the whole range of feelings, emotions and attitudes that all of us experience. The study of writers from different periods and cultures can enhance our understanding of ourselves, of others and of the world.

course content: AS: Year 1 Unit 1: The focus of our work at AS is the Struggle for Identity in Modern Society. In unit one we will complete a coursework portfolio of approximately 3000 words consisting of two essays on a modern novel and a play. Unit 2: The Summer exam will be a study of a poetry text and an essay focused on a non-fiction unseen passage on some aspect of the Struggle for identity. Students will use their wider reading on the topic in their answer to this question.

A2: Year 2 Unit 3: Students will write a 3000 word essay based on three texts one of which will be a Shakespeare play. The other two texts will be a modern play and a novel Unit 4: The exam unit in A2 is based around a wide ranging study of literature on the topic of Love Through The Ages. We will study texts from all periods of English Literature.

hoW Will i be assessed? Units One and three are assessed by coursework essays, Units Two and Four are examined.

are there any special expenses? The department provides coursework texts but students will need to buy copies of set texts. Theatre trips may be organised and cost between £10.00 and £30.00 pounds

What could i do next? English Literature is a highly regarded advanced qualification which is universally acceptable for Higher Education and is looked at favourably by employers.

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AS-A2 FILM STUDIES AS-A2

course content AS: Year 1 We study the structure and form of film through the study of Micro and Macro elements – construction, narrative and genre. The second area of study focuses on the production context of mainstream and independent film – with a specific focus on Hollywood and British cinema. A2: Year 2 Developing the study of film form through critical and practical coursework. The exam area of study concentrates on World Cinema. Spectatorship topics and the final area consolidates critical and theoretical analysis of film through a Single Film Critical Study.

hoW Will i be assessed? AS: Year 1 FM 1 - Coursework: Close analysis of a film extract of the students choosing and creative Story Boarding. FM 2 - The Exam focuses on: British & American film

A2: Year 2 FM 3 - Film Research and Creative Projects: Small Scale Research Project focusing on a film concept area of your own choice A Creative Project; either a screenplay or a short film production. FM 4 - Varieties of film experience: Issues and Debates. The three main topics are: • World Cinema • Spectatorship topics • Single film: critical study Assessed through a written exam.

are there any special expenses? Trips are an integral part of the course for which you will be asked to pay.

What could i do next? Film Studies, because of its academic nature, leads to a wide range of humanities courses at University and might prove a useful stepping stone to a media/ film career or teaching.

Hannah Turner st. richards

“I enjoy the range of films that we get to study and figuring out the meaning behind them. The coursework is interesting because you can make your own film. I hope to go into Journalism or Film directing so I think my A Levels will help me out in the future.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English.

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Why should you take this course? Covers a variety of topics including film form by studying Macro and Micro elements, screenwriting, and film making.

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FooD NUTRiTioN aND hEalTh as-a2

F Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths.

EXCELLENT COLLEGE SINCE 1980

Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in food, nutrition and the food industry. There is an emphasis on the practical aspects of food science.

Assessment is by two written papers at AS and an investigative study and one written paper for A2.

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Students will need to provide food for practical work on a regular basis. Any visits will also incur a cost.

T h i s c o u r s e e n a b l e s y o u t o d e ve l o p a n understanding of food, nutrition and health and the factors that influence this. This includes sociological issues such as family, demographics and poverty as well as food provision and management of resources. The course covers: • Food provision • Consumer rights and retailing • Food hygiene and safety • The health of the nation and the welfare state • Sociological issues including family, demographics, poverty, employment, housing and environmental issues • Human nutrition and dietetics • Food industry and the development of food products

are there any special expenses?

What could i do next? This is an excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue careers in nutrition, food science, food technology and consumer protection.

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AS-A2 gEology as-a2 Why should you take this course? Do you enjoy the physical aspects of Geography? Interested in how the earth is formed and what it is made of? Do you think you would like some laboratory work and fieldwork? What you will do as a Geology student: • Travel: around the country (and when employed, around the world) • Solve problems using theories • Understand how the Earth works • Study volcanoes and dinosaurs

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hoW Will i be assessed? The course is examined in modules, three of which are for ‘AS’ and a further three for ‘A2’. Assessment styles include coursework, written & practical exams.

are there any special expenses? Students will be required to undertake a residential trip which will cost approximately £260.

What could i do next? Geology is offered as a single subject or joint degree. Professional Geologists are employed in many fields including oil exploration and extraction, construction of roads and buildings, mining and mineral exploration, climate prediction and monitoring, satellite exploration and environmental monitoring. They can also get jobs in areas where graduate entry is required.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including Science and Maths.

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This is a Science subject. The emphasis is on understanding how the major rock types form and are interrelated. It also examines the link between surface processes and rock formation. There is a major focus on Plate Tectonics, Continental Drift and Earthquakes. AS: Year 1: Modules 1 and 2 - Foundation Geology, Maps and Fieldwork Module 3 - Geology and the Human Environment

A2: Year 2: Module 4 - Interpreting the Geological Record. Module 5 - Two Geological Themes: Geological Evolution of Britain and Geology of Natural Resources Module 6 - Geological Investigation: One on fieldwork (residential) and one on lab work.

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gEogRaPhy as-a2 Why should you take this course? Geography students are VERY employable. They possess the skills that employers are looking for. Geography combines both the Arts and Sciences and so it goes well with all other subjects on the curriculum.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English and Geography.

The course explores relevant issues including cultural and political aspects of development and climate change. At AS level all students will study the following: Unit 1: Core Physical Topic - Rivers, Floods and Management Core Human Topic - Population Change Optional Physical Topic - Either Coastal Environments, Cold Environments or Hot Deserts Optional Human Topic - Either Food Supply Issues, Energy Issues or Health Unit 2: Geographical Skills which include fieldwork and questions on the AS core topics.

Upon progression to A2 students are introduced to a range of topics from the following: Unit 3: Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards Weather and Climate and Associated Hazards Ecosystems Human topics include: World cities, Development and Globalisation and Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges Unit 4b: This is an issue evaluation that is tested in the form of a written exam.

are there any special expenses? There will be a cost for fieldwork travel etc. and an expectation that you have appropriate clothing and footwear.

What could i do next? Many of our students continue their studies at Higher Education. Some study Geography by itself or use it in related subjects. Others study a Geography related course such as Environmental Management, American Studies or Town Planning.

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AS-A2 goVERNmENT aND PoliTiCs as-a2 Why should you take this course? You should take this course if you have an interest in current affairs and would like to improve your understanding of the political process. It particularly suits students who like to engage in debate and challenge ideas.

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hoW Will i be assessed? ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ are both assessed by two written papers.

are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses but students are encouraged to read a quality newspaper regularly.

What could i do next? Politics is available as a degree subject or as an option within a degree course at many Universities. The A Level in Politics is very useful if you are interested in Economics, History, Law and Sociology.

Connor Perry claverham community college

“I think the subjects I have chosen will give me a good basis of knowledge and a good set of academic subjects that will help me when I want to go to University. Politics will help me with anything I study in the future.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English plus a keen interest in Politics.

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If you are a 17-year old student you cannot vote. Is this right? If you could vote, whom would you vote for? Is voting an effective way of changing the society in which you live? Would joining a pressure group be more successful? This course will help you answer these questions. AS: Year 1 You look at participation and voting behaviours, political parties and the role of pressure groups. You also study parliament and the British Constitution. A2: Year 2 Will explore American government and politics. Why do American’s vote the way they do? How important are pressure groups and protest movements. You will explore the unique system of government of the USA and how the world’s largest superpower actually governs itself. President Nixon once said

“When the President does it, that means that it’s not illegal”. Is this really true for the world’s most powerful job?

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gRaPhiC DEsigN aND aDVERTisiNg as-a2

Nadia Tweedie-Walker st. richards

“I really enjoy Graphics, the facilities and resources are great. The teachers are very knowledgeable and you get a lot of help. In the future I hope to study Art or Graphics at University.”

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Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

This course looks at the various methods of advertising and producing ideas using different processes and materials. The subject explores the many diverse areas within advertising including illustration, typography, animation and packaging.

AS: Year 1 You will produce a series of projects which will reflect your learning and development of the subject. The work will include critical thinking and understanding of others work as well as good technical knowledge. At the end of the ‘AS’ year you will take a practical exam (8 hours). A2: Year 2 If you are successful in your ‘AS’ year you can progress to ‘A2’ which will enable you to develop your skills further. You will produce more coursework and take a 12 hour practical exam at the end of the year.

course content You will explore different ways of producing work incorporating drawing, painting, printing methods, digital imaging and the use of Photoshop. Throughout the year you will study how other designers and artists have produced work enabling you to appreciate the design process. You need to be self-motivated and want to learn and use different methods in your work and have a good imagination.

are there any special expenses?

F Entry Requirements

You will need to purchase art and presentation materials along with print credits. These on average would be no more than £100 per year.

What could i do next? You can study HND/Degree courses that offer further opportunities in the field of graphic design. This can lead to careers such as graphic design, illustrating, marketing and advertising.

At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths plus a grade C or above in Art, Graphics or Photography.

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AS-A2 hisToRy - mEDiEVal as-a2 At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English.

hoW Will i be assessed?

are there any special expenses? Students are advised to supplement their text books with suggested texts.

What could i do next?

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History is a respected degree subject for Higher Education and opens the door to a variety of careers.

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The transformation of England from the eleventh century to the end of the fifteenth and the clash between Christianity and Islam constitute the principal areas of study for Medieval History course. AS: Year 1 The end of Anglo-Saxon England culminating in the invasion of William the Conqueror and his success at the Battle of Hastings form a key element of study along with an examination on the impact of the Conquest on English society. Students will also be required to examine the origins and course of the Crusades from the triumphant First Crusade of 1096 to the subsequent re-capture of Jerusalem by Saladin and the controversial conclusion to the Fourth Crusade of 1204.

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A2: Year 2 The Angevin dynasty and its achievements form the basis for study for ‘A2’ with a comparison of the aims and achievements of Henry II, Richard ‘the Lionheart’ and King John. Students will also complete a coursework study on the Wars of the Roses tracing the course, the outcome of this dynastic struggle and its impact on England in the fifteenth century.

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Why should you take this course? History provides the fundamental framework for all our actions, both as individuals and as members of the wider community. You will deal with reading, research, source analysis and essay writing.

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hisToRy - moDERN as-a2 Why should you take this course?

George Carroll claverham community college

“The teachers make the subjects fun and interesting which helps you to learn.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English.

History provides the fundamental framework for all our actions, both as individuals and as members of the wider community. You will deal with reading, research, source analysis and essay writing.

course content Some of the principal events of the Twentieth Century constitute the framework for the Modern History course. AS: Year 1 You will study Russia from 1855-1917. Topics to examine will be how far the rule of the Tsars changed the economic, political and social aspects of the country and how the growing opposition led to revolution and the emergence of Lenin and the Communist state. In addition, there will be an in-depth study of the origins and the course of the Vietnam War considering the role that the USA played in this conflict at the height of the Cold War.

A2: Year 2 You will study the political, economic and social changes in Britain in the latter half of the Twentieth Century with an emphasis on how much they changed in this period. In addition, you will assess British foreign policy in regards to the loss of the Empire and its relationship both to Europe and the USA. The coursework option will cover the origins and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict over the last hundred years.

hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment will take the form of document response and essay writing under exam conditions, together with one coursework assignment in the Second Year.

are there any special expenses? Students will be advised to purchase some books to supplement supplied textbooks.

What could i do next? History is a popular subject for Higher Education and the transferable skills it cultivates are applicable to a wide variety of careers, including journalism and the Civil Service.

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AS-A2 iNFoRmaTioN TEChNology as-a2

course content AS: Year 1 Beginning with coursework, you will explore how businesses use advertising to help promote their business ethos; the image they wish to portray to the wider world. You will then use this knowledge to create three different document types incorporating these concepts whilst also identifying key professional considerations for each one.

Once the coursework is concluded you will begin to learn about the key terms used within ICT; what they mean and how they relate to the way organisations work. You will explore the impact of technology within business, medicine, education as well as consider future developments; both near and far. You will also investigate computer modelling and produce a working model of a business system; gaining an in-depth knowledge of the relevant software on this journey or learning. AS: Year 2 Through a combination of theoretical studies and practical development of a complex database system you will extend your understanding of ICT and appreciate the tools available as well as the complexity of the developer’s work to ensure that any new system is as intuitive and ‘user-friendly’ to the end user as is possible.

hoW Will i be assessed? Both years are assessed by a written paper worth 60% of the marks and coursework worth 40% of the marks.

are there any special expenses? A printing allowance will be given to each student that should cover some of the cost of printing the coursework; though there may be a need to add more to this allowance. There is an expectation on the student to purchase a copy of the recommended textbook that will form the basis of the theory lessons as well as used for revising and home study. We also organise a number of trips that we actively encourage students to take part in and give the students real-world experiences of technology and modern living.

What could i do next? There are many IT-related degree courses available within Universities whilst an A Level in ICT also shows a level of competence that could prove beneficial both at University and within the workplace.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths.

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Why should you take this course? It is difficult to imagine a world without technology. From mobile phones through to the internet, from street maps through to interstellar star maps; technology is all invasive, all-encompassing and central to most people’s lives. Without an understanding of what technology is, how it impacts upon us, where it is used, how can you truly appreciate its full potential and recognise its limitations? Understanding technology is as essential in the modern world as numeracy and literacy and this course is designed to give you that understanding. Through practical coursework through to an appreciation of the key concepts and structures, you will explore the influence and impact of ICT on all aspects of modern living.

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laNgUagEs: FRENCh gERmaN aND sPaNish as-a2

Lea Pachal overseas school

“Both subjects are interesting. I think that it is good to improve your language skills and will help me in the future.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths. Preferably a grade B or above in your chosen language.

Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

If you are interested in languages, other countries and different cultures, then these courses are for you.

In the first year your assessment will be a 2 hour exam which includes listening, reading and writing. This will account for 70% of your marks for the year. There will also be a 15 minute speaking test conducted with your teacher worth 30% of your marks. The second year is very similar. The listening, reading and writing exam lasts for 2½ hours and accounts for 70% of your marks for the year. The speaking test lasts for 15 minutes and goes towards 30% of your marks for the year.

course content These language courses are based on up-to-date themes and issues and you will make regular use of press articles, satellite TV, the Internet and the language laboratory. You will develop practical skills through group work and visits abroad. You will also revise basic grammar and then build up your knowledge of how the language works. In your first year you’ll study four topics: Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living/Lifestyle and Family and Relationships. These build on what you have studied at GCSE. In the second year you’ll have another four topics including Environment, Multi-cultural Society, Contemporary Social Issues and you can choose from two of the five cultural topics for in depth study.

are there any special expenses? A good dictionary to use at home costs £10.00 to £20.00. A good A Level grammar book is recommended. You can subscribe to a foreign language newspaper such as Authentik (£18.00 includes newspapers and tapes). Visits abroad cost £100.00 to £250.00.

What could i do next? Travel, meet people, and discover the world! Use your skills in a variety of careers or go to University.

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AS-A2 law as-a2 Why should you take this course? Law will help you to develop a critical mind, improve problem solving skills and acquire an awareness of some of the more complex legal issues in society.

course content For ‘AS’, students will study the English Legal System which includes legal personnel, the civil and criminal processes including police powers and sentencing, and the various sources of law. After successful completion of ‘AS’, students can progress to ‘A2’.

hoW Will i be assessed?

are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses although travel costs for trips and conferences may be incurred.

What could i do next? Law is often studied as a single discipline at University. It is also commonly found as one of the subjects in a joint honours degree and is an important component in many other degrees such as Business Studies. The study of Law at University often leads to a career as a solicitor or barrister, but legal training is also valuable in many other sectors.

Joe Kennedy bishop bell

“The lessons are really interactive which helps you learn and we work through a lot of practice exam questions in class to help prepare us.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths. Preferably a grade B or above in your chosen language.

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There is no coursework in ‘AS’ or ‘A2’, therefore assessment is via end-of-module examinations. There are 2 modules for ‘AS’ and 2 modules for ‘A2’. AS: Year 1 English Legal System is assessed by a 2 hour exam paper comprising of seven questions, from which students will attempt four. For ‘AS’ Sources of Law there is a 1 hour exam paper comprising of one threepart source-based question from a choice of two.

A2: Year 2 Criminal Law is assessed by a 2 hour exam paper comprising of eight questions, from which students will attempt three. For ‘A2’- Criminal Law Special Study, there is a 1.5 hour exam paper comprising of one three-part question based on a pre-released study.

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maThEmaTiCs Why should you take this course?

Rebecca P faff bexhill high school

“The Lessons are really interactive and keep you engaged. The teachers are always willing to help.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including a grade B or above in Maths with a minimum of 43 GCSE points.

People with strong mathematical skills are in demand and valued by employers and Universities. Mathematics is a ‘must have’ A Level for degree level study in physical sciences, computer science, all branches of engineering and, of course, mathematics.

course content The first part of the course will be the Foundations of Advanced Mathematics. This is a bridging course between GCSE and ‘AS’ Level and gives an opportunity to revise and improve upon your previous studies in preparation for the ‘AS’ Level course. AS: Year 1 consists of 3 modules: • Core Mathematics 1 (C1): Algebra and functions, Co-ordinate geometry, Sequences and series, Differentiation and Integration. • Core Mathematics 2 (C2): Algebra and functions, Co-ordinate geometry, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation and Integration. • Statistics 1 (S1): Statistical models, Data representation and summary, Probability, Correlation and Regression, Discrete random variables and Normal distribution.

as-a2 A2: Year 2 consists of a further 3 modules: • Core Maths 3 (C3): Algebra and functions, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation and Numerical methods. • Core Maths 4 (C4): Algebra and functions, Co-ordinate geometry, Sequences and series, Differentiation, Integration and Vectors. • Mechanics 1 (M1): Mechanical models, Vectors, Kinematics, Particle dynamics, Particle statics and Moments.

hoW Will i be assessed? The Foundations of Advanced Mathematics examination is a multiple-choice paper. Each of the six main modules are assessed by a 90 minute examination with questions of varying length and difficulty. All exams are taken in May or June.

are there any special expenses? All students are expected to provide a scientific calculator, although a graphical calculator is advantageous.

What could i do next? Mathematics A Level is a requirement for many careers and Higher Education courses.

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AS-A2 maThEmaTiCs wiTh FURThER maThs as-a2

course content AS: Year 1 - Seven modules will be studied: • Core Mathematics 1 to 4 which includes Algebra & functions, Co-ordinate geometry, Sequences & series, Differentiation, Integration, Trigonometry, Exponentials & logarithms, Numerical methods & Vectors. • You will also study three application modules. A2: Year 2 - these additional modules will be studied: • Further Pure 1 to 3 which includes Series, Complex numbers, Numerical solution of equations, Coordinate systems, Matrix algebra, Proof, Inequalities, Differential Equations, Vectors, Hyperbolic functions, Differentiation & Integration. • You will also study three application modules.

Application Modules - During the two years the following applications modules are studied: • Statistics 1 & 2 which includes Statistical models, Data representation & summary, Probability, Correlation & regression, Discrete & continuous random variables. • Decision Mathematics 1 & 2 which includes Algorithms, Route inspection, Critical path analysis, Matchings, Linear programming, Transportation problems. • Mechanics 1 & 2 which includes Mechanical models, Vectors, Kinematics, Particle dynamics, Statics of particles & rigid bodies.

hoW Will i be assessed? Each module is assessed by a 90 minute examination. An ‘AS’ consists of three modules & an ‘A2’ consists of six modules.

Patrick Craddock rye college

“I enjoy the challenge of Maths, I find that it stretches my ability and I have to think. I feel like I have made a big improvement from secondary school. The teachers are really good.”

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are there any special expenses? Students are expected to provide a graphical calculator & have access to a computer.

What could i do next? A Further Mathematics qualification of at least ‘AS’ Level is desirable for many careers & a number of Higher Education courses, including Engineering, Maths & Physics.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including a grade A or above in Maths.

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Why should you take this course? S t u d e n t s w h o ta ke Fu r t h e r M a t h e m a t i c s demonstrate a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning Mathematics that eases the transition to any Mathematics-related degree. For someone who enjoys Mathematics, it provides a challenge & a chance to explore new & more sophisticated mathematical concepts.

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mEDia sTUDiEs as-a2 Why should you take this course? There’s barely an hour of the day that goes by when we are not immersing ourselves in the media. Having spent so much time exposed to something that plays such an integral part in our lives, it makes sense to understand it better. By focusing on specific areas of the media, we can understand the wider context in which it exists.

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Jemima Goodliffe claverham community college

“The Media teachers are really helpful. The facilities and equipment are up to date and great to use.”

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AS: Year 1 Unit 1: Media Representations and Responses This provides a basis for analysing the media and studying the relationship between representations and audience. The representation of social groups, events and issues and their underlying messages and values will be explored using a range of approaches and texts. Unit 2: Media Production Processes This is designed to demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and skills in media production processes through research and planning, production and evaluation.

A2: Year 2 Unit 3: Media Investigation and Production This unit comprises of an investigation of your choice, and a production based on your research topic. Investigations focus on either representation , genre, or narrative. Unit 4: Media - Text, Industry and Audience This is a synoptic unit with in-depth study of three different Media industries. Study will focus on text, industry and audience.

hoW Will i be assessed? Unit 2 and 3 are internally assessed by coursework and Units 1 and 4 are externally assessed exams.

are there any special expenses? Trips are an integral part of the course for which you will be asked to pay.

What could i do next? Media Studies is a popular choice at University and is an obvious opening to careers within the ever expanding area of the Media.

At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including a grade B or above in Maths.

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AS-A2 mUsiC as-a2 Why should you take this course? If you can play an instrument to Grade 5 standard and are interested in analysing a broad range of Music, composing and performing, this course will help strengthen those skills.

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hoW Will i be assessed? Performance during the course will be marked internally and moderated by an external examiner. All other work is externally marked.

What could i do next? Music at degree level or attend a Music College. Professional work is diverse but includes performing, teaching, management, TV, radio and record production.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths. Grade 5 in an instrument/ voice. Grade 5 Theory preferable. Students without Grade 5 Theory will need to undertake a short theory exam.

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AS: Year 1 Unit 1: Performing Music - Performance as a soloist and as part of an ensemble. You can perform music in any style, for any instrument or voice as part of a five-six minute assessed performance. Unit 2: Composing - Developing composition skills leading to the creation of a three minute track in response to a chosen brief. Unit 3: Developing Musical Understanding Listening and studying set works and developing understanding of music theory. A2: Year 2 Unit 4: Extended Performance - Opportunities to extend performance skills as soloists or as part of an ensemble. Any instrument(s) or voice(s) are acceptable as part of a 12-15 minute assessed performance. Notated or improvised performances may be submitted.

Unit 5: Composition and Technical Study Developing composition skills, leading to the creation of a final three minute piece in response to a chosen brief. The technical study section builds on the knowledge of harmony through pastiche studies. Unit 6: Further Musical Understanding - Listening to music, familiar and unfamiliar, and understanding how it works. Set works provide the focus. Students will listen to a wide range of unfamiliar music which relates to the two compulsory areas of study.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths plus an ability to read music. A short audition and written exam will be necessary before entry onto the course. Keyboard skills are also preferred.

mUsiC TEChNology as-a2 Why should you take this course? This course is designed to develop understanding of the techniques and processes involved in Music Production through the study and use of digital recording, MIDI and Audio sequencing, Sampling and Synthesis and mixing equipment.

course content AS: Year 1 Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio Students will learn and use a variety of Music and Music Technology skills. MIDI sequencing and multitrack recording as well as arranging skills are all key components assessed through the practical work. Unit 2: Listening and Analysing An opportunity to study the styles most common in popular music. We study the development of popular music styles from 1910 through to the present day. This is intended to be an overview of the main styles and trends during the development of popular music. You will also learn to identify various effects and production techniques through listening to recorded examples.

A2: Year 2 Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2 This builds on skills acquired in Unit 1 and involves a detailed study of the development of technology based music. Students will produce an audio CD containing three tracks of work Unit 4: Analysing and Producing Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of music and the principles of music technology through a series of written commentaries, manipulations and production tasks using material provided on an examination paper and recorded on an audio CD. The unit will test students’ musical understanding, their ability to manipulate and correct recorded music and their ability to write commentaries on technological processes.

What could i do next? Higher Education - Degrees, Diplomas. Careers in recording, studio production, media, sound systems etc.

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AS-A2 PhilosoPhy as-a2 Why should you take this course?

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Philosophy will introduce you to central questions about the meaning of human existence. It will challenge you to think critically and clearly about them as you develop your own responses.

You are examined by 90 minute exams with essay questions on the chosen philosophical debate.

course content AS: Year 1 Unit 1: Reason and experience; The idea of God. Unit 2: Knowledge of the external world; free will and determinism. A2: Year 2 Unit 3: Philosophy of Mind; the Philosophy of Religion. Unit 4: Philosophical Problems; Descartes - The Meditations.

What could i do next? The knowledge and skills gained from studying A Level Philosophy complement any other area of study and are valuable for careers that involve independent critical thinking. Philosophy A Level is very well respected by all Universities.

Jemima Hipkiss st. richards

“I really like my teacher. The lessons are really fun with interesting content and very challenging.”

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PhoTogRaPhy as-a2

Neave Taylor st. richards

“Photography allows me to show expression in my pictures. In the future I hope to undertake a degree in Law, my A Levels will help me to do this.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths plus a grade C or above in Photography, Art or Graphics.

Why should you take this course?

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In this subject you will explore both traditional and digital photography. You will produce work which will show your development and understanding of Photography, learn how to use SLR/digital cameras, how the studio works, developing black and white film, darkroom skills and various Photoshop techniques.

AS: Year 1 In your ‘AS’ year you will produce a series of coursework projects which will reflect your learning and development of the subject. The work will include critical thinking and understanding of others work as well as good technical knowledge. At the end of the ‘AS’ year you will take a practical exam. A2: Year 2 If you are successful in your ‘AS’ year you can progress to ‘A2’ which will enable you to develop your skills further. You will produce more coursework and take a practical exam at the end of the year.

course content We will look at the way digital imaging is used and how to use Photoshop. Throughout the year you will be given instruction on how photographers have produced work to enable you to appreciate the processes that are needed to be successful. You need to be self-motivated and want to learn and develop new skills.

are there any special expenses? You will need to purchase photographic paper, presentation materials and print credits. These on average would be no more than £100 per year. Owning a camera would also be advantageous.

What could i do next? You can study HND/degree courses that offer further opportunities in the field of photography. This can lead to careers such as photo-journalism, editorial photography and advertising.

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AS-A2 PhysiCal EDUCaTioN as-a2 Why should you take this course?

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Students will gain an excellent foundation of anatomical and physiological knowledge alongside the development of practical skills at the core of your studies. You will be able to explore in greater depth a broad range of sporting topics including the Olympic Games and Drugs In Sport.

There will be one exam at the end of the first year, which lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes and accounts for 50% of your AS assessment. Coursework counts for the other 50%. A2 is assessed by a 2 hour exam - Sport Psychology, Historical Studies in PE, and Exercise and Sport Physiology (50% of mark) and a coursework assessment of one activity (50% of mark).

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English.

are there any special expenses? There may be additional costs for: • Lab visit at £30 • Revision guides at £8 each There is a compulsory practical kit which costs around £120. Students will be expected to wear this for all lessons.

What could i do next? Coaching, sports centre work, PE teaching, HND or degree in sports related area.

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“My teacher is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I think studying Business will help me in the future. I hope to go on to Exeter University after College.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including a grade B or above in Science and Maths with a minimum of 43 GCSE points.

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Physics is an interesting and rewarding subject, but one that requires commitment. This is a challenging course and should not be undertaken half-heartedly. High grades can be obtained if you are diligent and have the ability to use reasoning rather than rote learning.

We will use an on-line resource containing lots of past exam papers, with mark schemes and many other useful documents. Students will have to access a PC outside of the lesson and will be expected to print out homework documents. Additional maths sessions may be needed for students not taking A Level mathematics.

course content In the first year you will study Particles, Radiation and Quantum Phenomena Particles, Mechanics, Current Electricity, Elastic Properties of Solids and Waves. The second year covers a wide range of topics including: Gravitational, electric and magnetic fields, Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Instability as well as an option, presently - Astrophysics

What could i do next? Physics is an essential part of any Engineering course, as well as branches of Physics and Theoretical Physics. It is also of value in any subject that involves mathematical modeling, such as Finance and Computer simulations.

hoW Will i be assessed? Both ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ are assessed through two written exams and a practical assessment.

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AS-A2 PsyChology as-a2

course content Psychology is an ideal course for someone who is interested in the way that people behave, feel and think. It develops an awareness and sensitivity to those around us and enables us to consider the complex behavioural and personal issues that affect our everyday lives. Throughout the course you will study a number of different topics related to everyday behavior from a variety of angles including biological, evolutionary and psychological approaches. For example, you will learn how genes and biochemical process influence your behavior as well as the influence of parents and culture. AS: Year 1 Six topics are studied: memory, attachment, stress, abnormality, social influence plus a unit looking at the research techniques psychologists use to investigate behaviour.

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A2: Year 2 Further topics are studied including relationships, gender and aggression. In addition one mental disorder such as depression will be studied in detail as well as further focus on designing and carrying out psychological research studies. Finally one contemporary application of psychology will be examined such as investigation of superstitious behaviour, out of body experiences and psychics.

hoW Will i be assessed? AS - Two 1 hour 30 minutes written papers consisting of structured short answer questions and essay questions. A2 - Two written papers, one paper is 1 hour 30 minutes with 3 essay questions. The second is 2 hours and consists of 2 essays and one structured question on Research methods.

What could i do next? Knowledge of psychology will be useful throughout life, and the evaluative and analytical skills learned can be applied to all manner of careers. However specific careers in psychology, for example Clinical or Educational Psychologist, require some form of post graduate training.

Rosie Southon st. richards

“I really enjoy my courses the teachers inspire me. I would like to go into the police force and I feel these subjects would help me.”

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Why should you take this course? Psychology students enjoy the topics we study and say they are very interesting and relevant to understanding their own lives and the people around them. Psychology is a science and develops practical research skills as well as requiring essay writing skills and the development of complex arguments. It therefore compliments both science and arts subjects.

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Annabelle Branch helensWood

“I really enjoy RS. Even though I live in Hastings, I find travelling into college very easy. It’s definitely worthwhile making the trip!”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English.

Why should you take this course?

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Religious Studies enables students to understand and appreciate beliefs and practices that are different from their own. It encourages the critical exploration of how different approaches to morality may help illuminate specific contemporary ethical debates.

Each unit is assessed by a 90 minute exam - there is no coursework.

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What could i do next? Religious Studies provides excellent preparation for degrees in any humanities subject. University Admissions tutors are often impressed by this unusual and challenging A Level.

AS: Year 1 Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics - arguments for the existence of God and problems with belief in God; ethical theories and ethical dilemmas. Unit 2: Research unit into a medical ethical topic of your choice. A2: Year 2 Unit 3: Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics. Issues surrounding the existence of God such as religious language and life after death; ethical theories and problems with ethical language. Unit 4: Close text analysis of primary sources.

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What could i do next? This course is for scientists and nonscientists, so think of it as supporting your ambition such as a career in media, journalism, science, medicine, engineering, management, politics

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AS: Year 1 Unit 1: Exploring scientific issues - including disease, reproductive choices, evolution and the universe Unit 2: Reading and writing about science- you will research and report on a topical issue and review popular scientific literature.

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Why should you take this course? If you like to know why things happen, you’ll find this a fascinating course. You will unearth information on a diverse range of issues including infectious diseases, evolution and the universe. It results in a greater understanding of nature and scientific issues. It is suitable for students taking other science subjects as it gives them opportunities to see how science influences society including Government policy and understand the role of the media in influencing public understanding of science. It appeals to students who wish to apply for medicine as it develops critical thinking skills. It is also suitable for students who only want to study one science A Level as it covers a broad range of scientific ideas.

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soCiology as-a2 Why should you take this course? Sociology enables you to develop an understanding of the way in which society functions and the way it shapes people’s ideas, social behaviour and culture. Course content Sociology is the study of human social life, groups and societies. Studying sociology offers insights into social and cultural issues. It helps you develop a multi-perspective and critical approach to understanding issues around culture, identity, religion, crime and social power. You will cover a spectrum of topics which, between them, will help you make sense of the society we live in and the culture and identity issues which affect us all.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English.

AS: Year 1 Unit 1: Culture and Identity – one hour written exam. Topics include: Different types of culture; theories of culture; socialization and social roles; identity in contemporary society; leisure and consumption. Unit 2: Education with Research Methods - Two hour written exam. Topics include: Role and purpose of education; differential educational achievement; relationships and processes within schools; educational policies; sociological research methods.

A2: Year 2 Unit 3: Beliefs in Society - One 1 hour 30 minute written exam. Topics include: Theories of religion; religion and social change, religious organisations; religion and social groups; secularisation. Unit 4: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods - One 2 hour written exam. Topics include: Different theories of crime and deviance, social distribution of crime & deviance, criminal justice system, suicide, theory and methods.

are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses.

What could i do next? Sociology gives you the skills for a wide range of careers including social work; health; education; research; marketing; advertising; PR; civil service; HR; journalism and law.

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AS-A2 TEXTilEs TEChNology as-a2 Why should you take this course?

are there any special expenses?

This course has been designed to develop your ability to design and make products and to appreciate the relationship between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

You will need to buy samples for a technical file. You will also need to fund the cost of materials for your practical work at approximate costs of £40 (to include a textile pack). Some materials are provided and many are available at reasonable prices, however, you will need to provide the bulk of materials for your project.

course content This course is ideal for students who have an interest in textiles and fashion. It builds on existing practical skills as well as developing an in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry and the science behind textiles production. AS: Year 1 Unit 1: Materials, components and applications. Unit 2: Coursework - Design and make. A2: Year 2 Unit 3: Design and manufacture Unit 4: Coursework Project.

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“I find my course really enjoyable. The teachers have industry knowledge which is very helpful for the students.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths. Students must have an interest in fashion, fabrics and design and have a GCSE or equivalent in Art, Textiles Technology or Graphics.

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Textiles Technology is assessed through assignments as well as a written exam. Units 1 & 3 consists of 2 hour written papers.

What could i do next? You could progress to Higher Education or to a foundation course in fashion. You could apply your experience and knowledge creatively in a range of textile design roles or work in the manufacturing industry.

Samantha Graham

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TRaVEl aND ToURism as-a2

Jamey Street st. richards

“The course is made up of both coursework and exams; it helps you to know what level you are working at throughout the year. I like the fact that it isn’t such a big class, the teaching is more tailored to you and you get one to one help.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths.

Why should you take this course?

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The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing fields of employment. Whether you are interested in a career in travel or just plan to travel the world, this course offers a valuable insight into how the industry works now and what the future will bring.

You will need to take part in trips and visits as part of the course at an approximate cost of £75 over the year.

course content This advanced level course is aimed at students with an interest in the travel and tourism industry in the UK. The two AS units studied are Introducing Travel and Tourism and Working With Customers in Travel and Tourism. In the second ‘A2’ year you will study Tourism Development and Event Management.

What could i do next? Successful completion of the course could allow progression to higher level courses such as a degree. In addition this qualification helps to prepare you for a range of careers in the travel and tourism sector, with employers such as Tour Operators, Visitor Attractions, Conference Centres, Hotels, Transport Operators or Travel Agencies.

hoW Will i be assessed? You will collate two thirds of your work in a portfolio, which is assessed by your tutors as you go along. In addition, one of the units each year is tested externally by examination. The sum of your coursework marks plus your achievements in the external examinations will determine your final grade.

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AS students are assessed through a 2 hour written exam which accounts for 70% of their AS. The other 30% of their grade comes from coursework, which is completed throughout the year. A2 is exactly the same, however the exam is 3 hours.

are there any special expenses? No.

What could i do next? The course prepares students for a number of different career paths including employment or further education. In terms of attending University, the course lends itself to a range of subjects in the Social Sciences including Development studies, Economics and International relations.

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World development focuses on some of the key challenges facing the world today, namely issues of poverty, inequality and environmental damage. It is very broad in focus and draws upon a number of disciplines including Geography, Economics and Politics. The course looks at theoretical perspectives whilst also expecting students to become familiar with world issues and current affairs. At AS, students will look at issues of population growth, resource depletion and sustainable development. Students will also look at all aspects of poverty, including how it is defined, what causes it and what can be done to tackle it. At A2, students will explore the different perspectives and theories behind development.

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Students choose an option from each group. Courses of study can be at different levels - higher level (HL) and standard level (SL). Students study three subjects at higher level with the other three being at standard level.

6 GCSEs at grade ‘C’ or above with those subjects selected at Higher Level required to be at grade ‘B’. The course requires students to complete all components to achieve the diploma so a commitment to a broad and rigorous programme is required. There would be an expectation to have, or develop organisation skills that would allow all students to cope with a greater number of components to their programme. A genuine interest in international and community issues would help students with this course.

Group 1: English Students grow to appreciate the complexity, wealth and subtleties of the English language through a range of texts and in a variety of contexts. Confidence and competence in oral and written communication skills are fostered. One of the explicit aims of the course is to develop a lifelong interest in literature. Group 2: Second Language Students have to study a second language. We offer German, if already studied, or Spanish for beginners or for those that already have experience. You can also chose French as a second language in group 6. Group 3: Individuals and Societies Students choose from Economics History or Psychology. The attraction of these subjects is that their subject matter is contestable and that their study requires students to tolerate some uncertainty. Studies of local situations and of global perspectives foster an appreciation of change and continuity as well as of similarity and difference.

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The Only iB Student in Europe to reach the iB Brain Triathlon finals in Singapore! Bexhill College student, Victoria Turner recently made it through to the finals of the IB Brain Triathlon at the S P Jain Centre of Management in Singapore where she had the opportunity to compete against students from all over the world. the ib core

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The IB core is made up of TOK, CAS and an extended essay, as explained below: Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Theory of Knowledge (TOK) provides a broad introductory overview of the various types of human knowledge, the means by which that knowledge is acquired and communicated, and its reliability and limitations. Students will write an essay and make a presentation. Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) CAS provides experiences for students to develop self-confidence, a willingness to help others and empathy. Students get involved in community activity, at a local, national or international level. Students will reflect on their experiences and set themselves challenging targets. Extended Essay. Students undertake an original, independent research project and produce an essay of a maximum of 4,000 words. Students investigate a topic of special interest whilst learning about independent research and writing skills necessary at University level.

Each subject is graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). In order to be awarded the Diploma, a student must get a minimum total of 24 points, and satisfactorily complete each of: TOK, the Extended Essay, and CAS. Students cannot drop any aspect of the program. The IB programme has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving diploma holders access to the world’s leading Universities. An IB score of 38 (out of a maximum of 45) is cited as being equivalent to 5 ‘A’ grades at A Level by the Universities and College Admission Service (UCAS)). You will be assessed by a mixture of internally set assessments and final examinations at the end of the 2 year course. Visits may take place during the year, including trips abroad, which would incur travelling costs. There will be an expectation that students would want to partake in these activities. The cost of travel to any Community Activity would fall to the student.

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Group 4: Experimental Sciences Biology or Chemistry. Students develop laboratory skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively through participating in an interdisciplinary group project. Students could also study Chemistry as a second science in group 6. Group 5: Mathematics Mathematics Standard Level is recommended to students who wish to study science or medicine beyond the IB Diploma. Mathematical Studies is designed for those students whose interests lie elsewhere. Students within either option will develop the skills needed to cope with the mathematical demands of a technological society. Group 6: Visual Arts or select another subject from group 2, 3 or 4.

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Sophie To Sample Cambridge UniverSiTy Current Bexhill 6th Form College student, Sophie Doick, has been accepted onto the Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) Shadowing Scheme for 2013. Sophie is currently studying Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Geography at College and was part of the 15% of successful applicants from across the country, with over 2000 students applying to take part in the scheme. Sophie commented ‘I would strongly recommend other students to apply to the scheme. It will give me great hands-on experience and will hopefully help me with a place at Cambridge University when I finish my A-Levels at Bexhill College. I’m currently looking to follow a career in either Law or Dentistry and I’m sure this opportunity will be incredibly beneficial to me’. Read the full story online at www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk

bexhill College roCkS FairTrade FaShion Bexhill College and the Bexhill Fairtrade Town Group hosted its annual Fairtrade Fashion Show, and, as it has been in previous years, the event was a complete success with over 200 guests from the local community being welcomed into the College’s large refectory space. The College transformed the space into a stunning professional catwalk arena including a red carpet runway and the evening included pieces from Bexhill College’s own Art and Textile students, local Fairtrade fashion companies, and also an exclusive showing of past student Zahra Rose’s collection. Zahra has previously shown her designs at Dubai Fashion Week.

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If you are good at completing coursework projects and have a genuine interest and desire to understand more about accounts and business then this is the course for you. This course is suitable if you want to go onto further study at University or if you wish to venture straight into the world of work. You will cover a wide range of topics such as ownership, business environment, management accounting and finance.

You will produce a portfolio of coursework for each unit. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including assignment and project work, case studies, role play and oral presentation. Your final grade will be a Pass, Merit or Distinction. There are no exams to be taken.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English/Maths or equivalent.

In the first year you will complete 3 units which are core topics exploring business activity and look at the resources necessary to achieve effective people, communication, finance and information flows. Unit 1 - The Business Environment Unit 2 - Business Resources Unit 4 - Business Communication In the second year you will study a further 3 units: Unit 3 - Introduction to Marketing Unit 5 - Introduction to Accounting Unit 7 - Management Accounting

are there any special expenses? There may be visits which can bring assignments to life.

What could i do next? The BTEC Level 3 qualification is equivalent to one A Level and will earn you UCAS points if you wish to continue studying at University. However if you wish to venture straight into the world of work, this is a universally recognized vocational qualification which will teach you many useful and transferable business management skills.

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Level 3 arT and deSign bTeC exTended diploma Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

The Art and Design BTEC Extended Diploma is an opportunity for students who wish to study a broad-based course leading to a specialism in Art and Design. It is a practical course supported by research into related historical and contemporary art and design movements. Students will develop their professional skills in preparation for a career in Art & Design. The course is ideal for students aiming to progress onto a Foundation or Higher National Diploma in Art and Design or fast track directly to degree level in a specialist area. The course includes trips locally and abroad, as well as the opportunity to exhibit in prestigious local galleries.

All units comprise a range of practical and written assignments which focus on the different skills needed to develop work in the four practical areas. All 18 units must be completed to achieve the qualification.

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This course is a practical Art & Design course and you will be expected to have the necessary equipment and resources. We provide basic materials for the duration of the course, however you will also need to buy sketchbooks, a portfolio, fabric for textiles, photographic paper and general or specialist art and design equipment.

What could i do next? There are a wealth of diverse careers available to students which include practical design and making to teaching and gallery administration.

Nikita Perreira bexhill high school

“The best part of the course is that we study a wide range of Arts which helps us decide what we want to focus on in our future careers.”

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Students study for an 18 unit qualification over two years. All students will study 5 core units including Visual Recording; Ideas and Concepts; and Contextual Influences in Art & Design. Along with a further 13 units incorporating Fine Art, Graphic Design Illustration, Textiles and Photography.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English/Maths or equivalent.

bUSineSS bTeC exTended diploma Why should you take this course?

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If you are good at completing coursework projects and have a genuine interest and desire to understand more about business then this is the course for you. This course is suitable if you want to go onto further study at University or if you wish to venture straight into the world of work. You will cover a wide range of topics such as marketing, accounting, finance, production, people management, retail, business online and legal aspects of business.

You will produce a portfolio of coursework for each unit. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including assignment and project work, case studies, workplace assessment, role play and oral presentation. Your final grade will be a Pass, Merit or Distinction. There are no exams to be taken.

course content This 18 unit vocational course will include 4 core topics exploring business activity and look at the resources necessary to achieve effective people, communication and information flows. Unit 1 - The Business Environment Unit 2 - Business resources Unit 3 - Introduction to Marketing Unit 4 - Business Communication The remaining 14 units are chosen from a wide variety of specialist topics offering a very flexible qualification. Optional units will be selected from the accounting, marketing, human resources, management, law, administration and retail pathways.

are there any special expenses? There may be visits which can bring assignments to life.

What could i do next? The BTEC Level 3 qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will earn you UCAS points if you wish to continue studying at University. However if you wish to venture straight into the world of work, this is a universally recognized vocational qualification which will teach you many useful and transferable business management skills.

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Level 3 bUSineSS bTeC SUbSidiary diploma Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

If you are good at completing coursework projects and have a genuine interest and desire to understand more about business then this is the course for you. This course is suitable if you want to go onto further study at University or if you wish to venture straight into the world of work. You will cover a wide range of topics such as ownership, business environment, marketing and finance.

You will produce a portfolio of coursework for each unit. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including assignment and project work, case studies, role play and oral presentation. Your final grade will be a Pass, Merit or Distinction. There are no exams to be taken.

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There may be visits which can bring assignments to life.

What could i do next? The BTEC Level 3 qualification is equivalent to 1 A Level and will earn you UCAS points if you wish to continue studying at University. However if you wish to venture straight into the world of work, this is a universally recognized vocational qualification which will teach you many useful and transferable business management skills.

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In the first year you will complete 3 units which are core topics exploring business activity and you will look at the resources necessary to achieve effective people, communication, finance and information flows. Unit 1 - The Business Environment Unit 2 - Business Resources Unit 4 - Business Communication In the second year, you will study a further 3 units: Unit 3 - Introduction to Marketing Unit 9 - Creative Product Promotion Unit 18 - Managing a Business Event

are there any special expenses?

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ChildrenS play learning naTional and developmenT bTeC diploma

Nathan Grinham claverham community college

“I really enjoy my Childcare course, the teachers are really good and they make it lots of fun.”

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This course gives you a deeper understanding of how children aged 0-8 years develop. You will develop a range of skills that will prepare you for employment or Higher Education in the childcare sector.

Students will be expected to pay for their own transport to and from placement, a CRB check and uniform. There will be some visits which would incur travelling costs.

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What could i do next?

The course will develop your understanding of children’s development, factors affecting development, the benefits of play, observation of children, health and wellbeing, the curriculum and health and safety. You will also carry out a research project.

On successful completion you can progress straight into employment with a license to practice, including teaching assistant and nursery practitioner, or attend University to further your skills and knowledge. Subjects you could study: teaching, social work or other related courses.

hoW Will i be assessed?

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths.

Assessment is carried out through the production of portfolio tasks which will include written assignments and project work. There is also an examination based on child development. Over the two years you will need to complete 800 hours of work placement in a variety of settings with children from 0-8 years old. You will be assessed in one work place and produce evidence towards your professional practice qualification.

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Level 3 danCe bTeC SUbSidiary diploma • Rehearsing for Performers • Rehearsal process, applying rehearsal and performance skills, reviewing the rehearsal process, prepare for a public performance

hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment is completed across the two years via assignment work. Each unit has outcomes you must cover in order to pass. Each assignment is graded on a Pass, Merit and Distinction basis. Assessment methods will be varied, ranging from practical assessment to written coursework.

are there any special expenses? There will be some trips to performances and shows as well as workshops during the two years - costs to be confirmed at the start of the course. Students will be required to purchase a college t-shirt at around £10.

What could i do next? This qualification will aid entrance to University to study Dance or PE and opens the door to careers in the teaching of dance, performing, choreography and critical analysis.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English. A keen interest in Dance and experience in at least one dance style.

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Why should you take this course? This course will allow you to look at the many different aspects of dance and gain a broad understanding of training, creating and performing. You will be able to experience a wide range of dance styles and gain performance experience. Core Units: Performing to an Audience Pupils prepare for a live public performance, develop performance skills, learn about the context of performances, different venues and rehearsal skills. Dance Appreciation: View, discuss and analyse a range of dance works in different styles, learn and perform sequences from professional works. Specialist units may include: • Jazz Dance • Understanding relationship between music and dance, understand and perform in a range of different Jazz Dance styles • Choreographic Principles • Structuring dances, using different starting points for dance, working with dancers and evaluating the choreographic process • The Healthy Performer • Dance related injuries and treatments, balanced diet for dancers, principles of fitness training

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Daisy Longley claverham community college

“We are excited to get our own salon at the College and hope to expand our client base. It is good to be able to work with different people. The teachers are very helpful and I have made lots of new friends during the course.”

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hairdreSSing: WomenS vrQ CiTy and gUildS level 3 Why should you take this course?

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If you have completed a Level 2 Diploma or NVQ in Hairdressing and wish to continue studying to a higher level this course is for you. You will build on the basics learnt from Level 2 and progress to advanced colouring and cutting techniques, as well as perming and creative styling.

Students will be required to purchase a hairdressing kit and uniform for this course.

course content Health and Safety, Consultation, and a range of advanced styling and setting techniques are covered along with optional units such as Bridal Hair and Colour Correction. Students will be offered the opportunity to complete additional barbering units covering men’s hair cutting and facial hair cutting.

What could i do next? Successful completion will allow you to undertake an advance apprenticeship at Level 3. The knowledge and evidence from this course will fast track you through the apprenticeship and could lead to employment opportunities in salons, barbers and spas.

hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment is carried out through the production of a portfolio of evidence gathered through practical observation, assignments and online multiple choice testing.

Student must have already completed a Level 2 NVQ/Diploma in Hairdressing.

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Level 3 healTh and SoCial bTeC SUbSidiary diploma Why should you take this course? This course allows learners to explore and investigate the Health and Social Care sector through the delivery of six key units. Each unit will be exciting and unique, yet will encompass all aspects of Health and Social Care. The course provides the ideal foundation for those pursuing careers/ progression into the sector by providing a practical and active learning experience.

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hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment is through assignments/projects, case studies and practical work. There are no exams.

are there any special expenses? Students will be expected to pay for their own transport to and from placement, a CRB check and uniform. There will be some visits which would incur travelling costs.

What could i do next? This course could lead on to any Health or Social Care degree course, such as nursing, midwifery, social work, or allied health professions such as physiotherapy, radiography or occupational therapy.

Libby Sully helensWood

“I want to study Midwifery at University when I have finished my college course. The placements that we get to go on as part of our course are excellent. They help to give you an insight into what you want to do in the future.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths.

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This course is designed for students with an interest in a career in the health service or social services. It will focus on a wide range of client groups. Students will be encouraged to attend placement during the course within a Health and Social care setting. The one year course is equivalent to 1 AS and the two year course is equivalent to 1 A Level. Students will cover the following compulsory units: • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

Three further units are covered which may include: • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care • Physiological Disorders • Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care

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healTh and SoCial Care: exTended healTh STUdieS bTeC diploma Why should you take this course?

Connor F letcher rye college

“I like the variety of what we study on the course. In the future I hope to go into Emergency Nursing after I have been to University. My studies in Health and Social Care will help me to do this.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English/Maths or equivalent.

The BTEC Extended Diploma encompasses the wide variety of skills and knowledge required for the Health and Social Care sector and delivers this within the cross section of interesting and relevant units. The course inspires learners through a range of opportunities from work placement to educational visits and will allow learners to progress onto Higher Education or suitable career.

course content Students will study for an 18 unit qualification which includes: • Developing Effective Communication • Equality, Diversity and Rights • Health, Safety and Security • Development through Life Stages • Personal and Professional Development • Public Health • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology • Sociological Perspectives. • Psychological Perspectives. • Caring for Children and Young Children. • Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence. • Physiological Disorders

• Nutrition • Complementary Therapies

hoW Will i be assessed? All units will include independent research/ assignments, case studies and practical work. Each unit will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and your 18 units are equivalent to 3 A levels. You will undertake block week placements within a variety of Health/Social Care settings where you will be assessed in order to satisfy the Vocational Practice unit (min 100 hours).

are there any special expenses? Students will be expected to pay for their own transport expenses, for example bus fares to and from their placements, plus a CRB check and uniform before going on placement.

What could i do next? This course gives access to Higher Education courses such as a, Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Degree and other professions such as Teaching, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Physiotherapy and a variety of other related degrees. This qualification can also lead to work within a wide spectrum of Health and Social Care settings.

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Level 3 hoSpiTaliTy diploma level 3

course content The course consists of the following mandatory units: • The Hospitality Industry • Financial Control in Hospitality • Providing Customer Service in Hospitality • Principles of Supervising Customer Service Performance in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel & Tourism The Following Option units will be included: • Principles of Nutrition for Healthier Food and Special Diets • Contemporary World Food • European Food • Food and Drinks Service • Alcoholic Beverage Service

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• Planning and Managing a Hospitality Event • Front of House Operations in Hospitality • Supervisory Skills in the Hospitality Industry • The Principles of Food Safety Supervision for Catering • Marketing for Hospitality • Events Organisation in Hospitality • Accommodation Operations in Hospitality

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hoW Will i be assessed? There are no exams for this qualification; you will be assessed through coursework and practical work.

are there any special expenses? Students will have to buy Chef’s Whites. We try and place you in a placement near your home or the college in order to prevent you incurring extra cost. However, if you want a specific placement, you will have the extra transport cost. There will be some trips and you will be charged for some ingredients on a weekly basis.

What could i do next? This course gives you the skills and knowledge to apply for jobs within the hospitality industry. You may also apply for Higher or Further Education to complete courses such as Hospitality Management, Hospitality and Tourism management, Events management, International Hospitality Management or Cruise Management.

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Why should you take this course? This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in the Hospitality, Catering or the Tourism industry, who wants either employment in these industries or entry into Higher Education. The Diploma is equivalent to 2 A ‘levels. There is a strong practical element to the course including some cooking and planning a Hospitality event. You will also complete a work placement in a relevant setting. The course goes particularly well alongside Travel and Tourism, Business and Food Health and Nutrition.

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briTiSh biology olympiad medal SUCCeSS Bexhill College is proud to announce that 4 of its A Level Biology Students competed in the British Biology Olympiads and finished with some fantastic results. Students Mahala Moore and Olivia Benge were awarded Bronze medals whilst Isaac Edwards and Henry Ellison were awarded certificates of commendation. The students competed against 4000 other national entries in the Biology Institute’s Olympiad. They had to answer 90 questions in 2 hours on all aspects of Biology. Due to their successes both Olivia and Mahala have been invited to the Royal Society of Biology in June.

media STUdenTS Film The haSTingS halF maraThon For the past five years the Bexhill College BTEC Media Students have been making the official film for the Hasting Half Marathon. The team film all around the course and also the fun run starting from the pier. The students then get a short edited video uploaded the same day. This is a great opportunity for the students to be part of a great event and gain valuable media experiences, and the video is always greatly enjoyed by all who see it. Eric Hardwick MBE, came back to the College to present the students each with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Hastings Lions Club, to thank them for all their hard work.

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Level 3 iT bTeC exTended diploma Why should you take this course? Computing is a rare field of study where the potential of future employment and the possibility of study to a very high level are equally high. From University studies into artificial intelligence, robotics, medical advancements, gaming development through to employment as a Network Technician, Database Developer, Systems Analyst, Programming Computing offers unrivalled possibilities, challenges and learning. Simply imagine a world without computing and you will see how invasive, how all-encompassing this field of study is; and the BTEC IT is perfectly positioned to offer you the possibility of accessing all of these possibilities.

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are there any special expenses? A printing allowance will be given to each student to over some of the cost of printing the coursework; though there will be a need to add more to this allowance for many of the projects. Students will need to purchase a copy of the recommended textbooks that will form the basis of the theory elements within the course as well as used for revising and home study.

There are a range of trips that we actively encourage students to take part in. These give the students real-world experiences of technology and modern living.

What could i do next? It is estimated that there will be 14 million new jobs by 2015, all created in relation to Cloud Computing (www.microsoft.com). Computing is one of the few areas of growth in modern times, with the number of vacancies expected to exceed the number of people trained for those vacancies over the next few years (computingcareers.acm.org). Modern research into computing feeds in to so many differing areas including medicine, environmental science, astronomical studies, global communications, business development and many more besides; making this one of the most crosssubject areas of study available.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded C or higher including Mathematics and English.

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There are 18 fields of study over the 2 years from programming through to website development, from working with computer components through to networking, from DTP through to 3D animations; the topics are detailed and varied. In the first year of study you explore the basic concepts of computing and their role within the modern world; culturally, ethically, morally and

socially. You will gain an appreciation of the role IT plays in the business environment whilst also learning how the modern computer system has developed and how it actually works. You will learn how networks work and how to construct a complex network with file servers, proxy servers and switches. You will also explore website developments and build a functioning website using the latest in this field. In the second year you extend your knowledge further into security issues and how to protect against them, interactive web developments using server-side scripting, 3D animations, database developments, event driven programming as well as visiting Bletchley Museum and the Science Museum.

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media prodUCTion: Tv and Film bTeC exTended diploma Why should you take this course? This course is perfect if you are interested in the media industry and the creative application of ideas. This course covers the practical aspects of media production. Students will study about film and TV production, including camera work and editing. They will also study presentation skills, use industry standard desk-top publishing, image and animation manipulation packages.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths plus a creative and analytical interest in the media industry.

Unit 1 - Pre-Production Unit 2 - Communication Skills Unit 3 - Research Techniques Unit 4 - Production Management Project Unit 5 - Working to a Brief Unit 6 - Critical Approaches to Media Products Unit 8 - Understanding TV and Film Industries Unit 16 - Film and Video Editing Techniques Unit 21 - Single Camera Unit 23 - Multi Camera Unit 26 - Film Studies Unit 27 - Factual Programme for TV Unit 28 - Corporate and Promotional Programme Production Unit 29 - Music Video

Unit 30 - Advertising for TV Unit 32 - Idents for TV Unit 35 - Video Installation Unit 38 - Soundtrack Production Unit 54 - Digital Graphics for Print

hoW Will i be assessed? Students will be assessed throughout the course through practical and written assignments. Each assignment will be given a mark of Pass, Merit or Distinction. These marks will contribute to your final grade. At the end of the two years, students must complete a final major project.

are there any special expenses? There will be the opportunity for students to attend various trips and workshops. This might entail some limited additional expense.

What could i do next? The course is designed so that students gain practical and professional experience that will enable them to enter employment within the moving image or digital industries, or progress onto Higher Education.

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Level 3 MEDIA BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Why should you take this course? The BTEC in Media gives students an opportunity to follow a more practical route through the study of Media. Through the two year course students will develop their film making and analytical skills using; camera and editing equipment, digital imaging software, studio equipment and sound recording equipment.

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are there any special expenses? There will be the opportunity for students to attend various trips and workshops. This might entail some limited additional expense.

What could i do next? The course is designed so that students gain practical and professional experience that will enable them to enter employment within the moving image or digital industries, or progress onto Higher Education.

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The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Media is the equivalent to a complete A level. The course runs over two years and is structured in the following way: Year One BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Media (Equivalent to AS) Year Two BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Media (Equivalent to A2) The course is assessed entirely through Unit based coursework and the Subsidiary Diploma is made up of seven units that will be studied across the two years; 4 units in year one and 3 units in year two. The units you could cover over the two year course could include the following:

• Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries • Communication Skills for Creative Media Production • Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries • Film Studies • Music Video Production • Single Camera Techniques • Advertisement Production for Television

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mUSiC perFormanCe bTeC SUbSidiary diploma Why should you take this course?

What could i do next?

BTEC Music is for the performing musician. If you are already skilled as a performer to around grade 4 or equivalent and want to develop your skills then the Music BTEC will allow you to develop your skills through class workshops and concerts.

After this course there are many performing based courses at Higher Education establishments that you may wish to explore. Many of our students have gone on to BIMM in Brighton to specialise in the instrument of their choice.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths plus a Music qualification at Grade 4 or equivalent.

There are various units to choose from, all designed to make you think more deeply about your role as a performer and practical tasks to help improve your technique. In addition, there is also substantial written work to complete, so you will need good English skills too. Units could include • Music Performance Techniques • Solo Music Performance Skills • Working and Developing as a Music Ensemble • Improvising Music • Live Music Workshop • Pop Music in Practice • Composing Music

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Level 3 mUSiC perFormanCe bTeC exTended diploma Why should you take this course?

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This course is an excellent way to develop your practical music making skills. Through a series of class and college wide performances you will have opportunity to work as a solo artist and as part of an ensemble, performing music in a variety of styles. It is ideal for anyone who wishes to have a career in performing or teaching in the future.

The college does have various instruments and equipment, but it will likely be beneficial for you to bring in your own instruments if possible. There is no other particular need for other resources although you may benefit from purchasing books on technique specific to your instrument / voice.

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There are numerous Higher Education courses with a focus on performance and we have special links with ACM and BIMM which both run Degree Level courses in various aspects of performance. Please check their websites for further details: http://www.acm.ac.u and http://www.bimm.co.uk/ In addition you will be well placed to start teaching your instrument to others.

The focus is on developing your performance skills. You will rehearse and perform as a solo artist, and as a member of an ensemble. In addition you will be encouraged to reflect on your methods of practicing your instrument and be guided in more effective ways of improving your technique.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths plus a Music qualification at Grade 4 or equivalent.

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There are no exams and all assessment is through a mixture of performances, written work and presentations. You will be given feedback and an opportunity to improve your grade throughout the course.

What can i do next?

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oUTdoor advenTUre bTeC exTended diploma Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

This course will give you a thorough insight into the outdoor adventure industry focussing on both theory and practical aspects.

Assessment is completed over two years through assignment work. There will be one written assignment per unit and other assessments will take the form of tutor observations, placement reports, photographic or video evidence, diary entries and group work. Grading is awarded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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Jordan Green st richards

“I love the range of expeditions we get to go on as part of the course. When I have finished College I hope to be an Outdoor Activities Instructor.”

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The course is made up of 19 Units covering which cover a range of topics including: Skills for Land-Based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions, Alternative Pursuits for Outdoor Adventure, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing risk in Sport, Fitness training and Programming, Leadership in Sport, Principles and Practice in Outdoor Adventure, Impact and Sustainability for Outdoor Adventure, Sport as a Business, Exercise, Health and Lifestyle and Environmental Education for Outdoor Adventure.

are there any special expenses? There will be some additional costs for sport and outdoor adventure activities including: Watersports (£115) There is a compulsory sport kit which costs around £120. Students will be expected to wear this for all lessons.

What could i do next? BTEC Extended Diplomas are valued by employers & Higher Education. You could work in the Outdoor Adventure environment.

At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English or Maths or equivalent and a keen interest in outdoor adventurous activities.

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Level 3 perForming arTS bTeC exTended diploma

course content Opportunities for performance throughout the course include public performances in college and touring to a variety of venues. You will develop practical skills and gain a wider understanding of the performing arts industry. You will work on 18 modules which are divided into ‘Core’ and ‘Option’ areas. The Core This element includes the following modules: • Performing Arts in Context. • The Performing Arts Business. • Performance Workshop. These modules allow you to place the theatre we see today in context through a detailed understanding of the leading performers, and practitioners of major movements in theatre history.

You will be involved in a final performance of work through the following modules: • Rehearsing. • Performing. Options - A variety of skills based modules through different projects. This element may include modules such as; Devising, Theatre for Children, Musical Theatre Performance, Singing 1 and 2, Drama Improvisation and Jazz dance.

hoW Will i be assessed? The BTEC Extended Diploma is a 2 year, full-time course which is based on continuous assessment rather than external examinations.

special expenses? You will need practical clothes for dance classes, and also some elements of costume for performance. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in professional workshops and attend performances.

What could i do next? The BTEC National Diploma course will enable you to apply for courses in Drama at Higher Education. Some students also progress onto Drama and Dance schools for professional training.

Chloe T horneycroft robertsbridge

“We cover a wide range of subjects in Performing Arts. The course is fun and you get to be adventurous. I found the group welcoming and it really easy to make friends.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English and Dance, Drama or Performing Arts, or equivalent.

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Why should you take this course? Performing Arts focuses upon contemporary performance practice, enabling students to engage in dance, music and drama as separate disciplines. We provide an environment for innovative learning delivered by professional artists still working in the industry.

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perSonal Training nCFe level 3 Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

This course enables students to develop and learn how to be a Personal Trainer.

Students will also be required to undertake a coaching placement in the local community in order to generate a portfolio of evidence of practical coaching experience.

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This course combines Personal training, knowledge of anatomy and physiology and of business. There will be opportunities to do a work placement. The course covers the following: • NCFE Level 3 in Personal Training • NCFE Award in Personal exercise, health and nutrition • NCFE Certificate in Employability skills • NCFE Award in Business skills There is a practical element to the course and students should be able to demonstrate and maintain a high level of personal fitness. Some sessions will take place in the gym and some will be outdoors.

are there any special expenses? • DSB check - £38 • Offsite trips There is a compulsory practical kit which costs around £120. Students will be expected to wear this to all lessons.

What could i do next ? • Employment as a personal trainer • Work in a Leisure Centre • Foundation degree in Physical Education, Sport Psychology, Sports Management or Coaching Studies • Apprenticeship

5 A* to C including GCSE English at C and above along with a passion and dedication for fitness.

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Level 3 applied SCienCe bTeC SUbSidiary diploma Why should you take this course? If you want to gain a level 3 qualification in science in combination with other subjects then this may be the course for you. If you prefer continual assessment through assignments to exams then this is a more suitable course than A level science courses. It is also suitable for students that don’t want to specialise in a particular science but want a broad science qualification. The first year units studied can lead to a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science. You can then progress onto the second year which will lead to the Subsidiary Diploma. This is equivalent to an A level.

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are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses.

What could i do next? This science qualification will prove useful when applying for a range of Higher Education courses or for employment.

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The course consists of 6 units of study taken over two years. In the first year all students will study units in fundamentals of science, working in the science industry and scientific practical techniques. In the second year, 3 units will be chosen from a range of specialist units in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

The possible options may include: • Perceptions of Science • Physiology of Human Body Systems • Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction • Energy Changes, Sources and Applications • Medical Physics Techniques • Practical Chemical Analysis • Chemical Laboratory Techniques

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applied SCienCe bTeC exTended diploma Why should you take this course? A strong background in a wide range of physical and life science subjects can provide an opening for many careers and Higher Education courses. Successful completion of this course will also provide evidence of good personal organisation and the ability to meet deadlines.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including Science and Maths or equivalent.

The diploma course contains 18 units covering a broad spectrum of medical, forensic and supporting topics. The scientific disciplines covered include Chemistry, Biology, Micro-Biology, Physics, Electronics, Mathematics and Statistics. The forensic options cover Criminal and Forensic Psychology. The diploma is equivalent to three full ‘A’ Levels. The units studied include: • Physiology Of Human Body Systems • Chemical Laboratory Techniques • Using Mathematics In Science • Criminal Investigation Procedures • Applications Of Forensic Psychology • Using Science In The Workplace • Medical Physics Techniques • Criminal Psychology

The units studied vary depending on the choice of diploma, forensic or medical. The course involves a substantial amount of practical work and is assessed by a portfolio of written evidence, there are no examinations.

hoW Will i be assessed? Each unit is internally assessed by written work in a portfolio and successful work is awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. All work is subject to external verification and all units must be successfully completed to obtain the national diploma.

are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses.

What could i do next? The diploma is an exciting opportunity for students wishing to follow a career in a range of applied scientific disciplines such as forensic science or radiography. It allows progression onto applied science courses at University.

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Level 3 SporT: SporT bTeC SUbSidiary diploma Why should you take this course? This course is designed for those students who have a real interest in Sport and want to improve their qualifications. This course will teach you to understand the human body, health and safety, sports skills and fitness training and testing.

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hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment is completed across two years in assignment work and presentations. Are there any special expenses? There is a compulsory sport kit which costs around £120. Students will be expected to wear this for all lessons.

What could i do next? • Leisure Industry • University • Sports development and coaching

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English/Maths or equivalent.

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This is a seven unit course which is equivalent to one A level. Units include: • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport • The Physiology of Fitness • Assessing Risk in Sport • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise • Sports Coaching • Current Issues in Sport • The Athletes Lifestyle Each unit is related to the sporting interests of the group wherever possible and adapted to be as practical as the course allows. It is advisable to have a strong scientific interest, an interest in a variety of sports and improving personal fitness levels.

This is an ideal alternative to AS/A2 Physical Education if you are not keen on examinations or do not have two sports to offer at a high level.

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SporT: FooTball bTeC exTended diploma Why should you take this course?

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including Science or equivalent.

This course will enhance your knowledge of the football industry and develop your skills in becoming a sports scientist or football coach. Within the course you will gain an understanding of how the body and mind responds to exercise and how to develop athletes in practical environments.

Distinction basis. Assessment will come in many different forms: presentations, essay writing, research projects, coaching ability, major tournament running and poster campaigns. Each assignment is marked by your tutor and the grade verified internally by a second tutor. There are no examinations.

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18 units covering the following: The Body in Action, Talent Identification, Sports Coaching, Exercise Health and Lifestyle, Analysis of Sports Performance, Fitness Testing, Sports Nutrition, Rules Regulations and Officiating, Technical and Tactical Skills, Training and Fitness, Organising Events, Sport and Society, Sports Injuries. In addition you will study Community Sports Leader Awards and have the opportunity to take additional coaching courses. Each unit is related to the sporting interests of the group wherever possible and adapted to be as practical as the course allows.

Additional costs cover a host of sporting experiences including: • Football coaching awards • First Aid award • Other trips and visits There is a compulsory sport kit which costs around £120. Students will be expected to wear this for all lessons.

What could i do next? • Leisure Industry • University • Sports development and coaching

hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment is completed across the two years in assignment work focusing on football. Each unit has outcomes you must cover in order to pass. Grading is done on a Pass, Merit and

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Level 3 SporT SCienCe: perFormanCe exTended and exCellenCe bTeC diploma The course will enhance your knowledge of the sporting industry and develop your skills in becoming a sports scientist. Within the course you will gain an understanding of how the body and mind respond to exercise and how to develop athletes in practical environments.

course content You will be studying 18 different units throughout your two years of study and these will include Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, Assessing Risk in Sport, Fitness Training and Programming, Sports Coaching, Psychology for Sports Performance, Analysis of Sports Performance, Talent Identification, Skills for Water-Based Outdoor Activities, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, Sports Nutrition, Sports Injuries, Rules Regulations and Officiating Organising Sports Events, Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport and The Athletes Lifestyle. In addition to these units you will study some additional qualifications including the Community Sports Leader award and HSLA. Each unit is related to the sporting interests of the group wherever possible and adapted to be as practical as the course allows.

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It is advisable to have a strong scientific interest, an interest in a variety of sports and knowledge of topical issues in sport.

hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment is completed across the two years in assignment work and presentations focusing on specific tasks relating to each unit. Grading is conducted on a Pass, Merit or Distinction level. Students are expected to undertake independent learning outside of the classroom environment throughout the course to aid their academic development.

are there any special expenses? The course provides opportunity for a host of additional sporting experiences including; • First Aid, • Coaching badges • Trips and Activities. There is a compulsory sports kit which costs £120 that all students will be expected to wear in all lessons.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English/Maths or equivalent.

What could i do next? • University • Leisure Industry • Sports Development and Coaching

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TheaTre TeChnology: level 3 prodUCTion arTS bTeC CerTiFiCaTe Why should you take this course? BTEC Theatre Technology is for the student interested in supporting performances through sound and light. You should have already been involved in performance preferably in the production side. This course will allow you to develop your skills through class workshops and supporting live performances.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English and Dance, Drama or Performing Arts, or equivalent.

There are various units to choose from, all designed to make you think more deeply about your role as a theatre lighting or sound technician through practical projects. In addition, there is also substantial written work to complete, so you will need good English skills too.

Units could include: • Technical Stage Operations • Production Arts Workshop • Stage Technical Maintenance • Temporary Stage Electrical Installation • Stage Technology Installation • Stage Lighting Operations • Stage Lighting Design • Automated Stage Lighting • Stage Sound Operations • Stage Sound Design • Live Sound for the Stage • Special Effects and Animated Props for the Stage

What could i do next? After this course there are many production based courses at Higher Education establishments that you may wish to explore. This course is an excellent choice to support an Extended Diploma in Performing Arts or an AS Drama & Theatre Studies.

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Level 3 Travel and ToUriSm bTeC exTended diploma Why should you take this course?

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This course is ideal for students who prefer coursework to exams, who enjoy independent research and are interested in working in one of the most exciting and expanding industries in the world.

You will need to take part in trips and visits as part of the course at an approximate cost of ÂŁ75.00, payable in installments.

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This qualification prepares you for a range of careers in the UK or overseas Travel and Tourism industries, with employers such as Travel Agencies, Visitor Attractions, Tour Operators or Tourist Information Centres. It also allows for progression onto Higher Education courses such as degree courses in International Travel Management, Events Management or Tourism and Leisure Studies. As a possible extra qualification you will be able to gain a Level 2 Award for Resort Representatives.

This 18 unit vocational course will help you to understand the Travel and Tourism industry in the UK and overseas and to develop skills and knowledge needed to work in Travel and Tourism or progress to Higher Education. You will study 4 core units and 14 specialist units spread over the two years. Core units include Customer Service and the UK as a Destination. Specialist units include Long Haul Destinations, Working as a Holiday Rep and Marketing Travel and Tourism.

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English/Maths or equivalent.

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Each unit will be assessed by your tutors as you go along. The sum of your coursework marks will determine your final grade, which will be a Pass, Merit or Distinction, and is equivalent to three A Levels.

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UniFormed ServiCeS bTeC SUbSidiary diploma

Charlie Gray bexhill high school

“Teachers get really involved in the practical side of the subject. The facilities are amazing and it is great to have them all on site.”

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At least 5 GCSE’s graded A*-C including English/Maths or equivalent.

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This advanced level programme has been specifically designed as interactive preparation for those interested in pursuing a career within a Public or Emergency Service e.g. Police, Fire, Ambulance Service, the Armed Forces, Prison Service and HM Revenue and Customs.

Students will need to purchase sport kit at a cost of around £120 and students will be expected to wear this to all lessons.

course content The BTEC National Award in Uniformed Services is intended to prepare students for entry into the Public Services or Higher Education and enhance career prospects within the Public Services. This is a 6 unit course which covers the core units Government Policies; Team Leadership, Citizenship and 3 specialist units

What could i do next? BTEC Diplomas are valued by employers and Higher Education (Universities and Colleges). For the uniformed services you could go into a career such as the Police, Fire and Rescue service, the Armed Forces, Security or Customs and Excise.

hoW Will i be assessed? There are no exams to pass. You will compile a portfolio of your assessments. There will be one written assignment per unit and other assessments will take the form of tutor observations, placement reports, photographic or video evidence, diary entries, group work etc. Grading is completed as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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Level 3 UniFormed ServiCeS bTeC exTended diploma edexCel Why should you take this course?

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If you wish to be a member of any of the Uniformed Services, gain valuable insights into career structures of armed and emergency services, including visiting speakers and professionals to the College, then this is the right course for you.

There are no exams to pass. You will compile a portfolio of your assessments. There will be one written assignment per unit and other assessments such as observations, placement reports, photographic or video evidence, diary entries, group work etc. Grading is completed as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

course content You will develop practical and academic skills. The course is intended to prepare students for entry into the Public Services or Higher Education and enhance career prospects within the public sector. This is an 18 unit course which covers units ranging from leadership to outdoor adventure and crime to major incidents. In addition, you will study a community sports leader award, gain a water sports qualification and a first aid certificate. It is advisable to have a strong interest in the services and improving fitness.

are there any special expenses? Some activities with armed services are subsidised but there will be additional costs of approximately £115 for Watersports. This is in addition to a £75.00 student fee. There is a compulsory practical kit which is approximately £120. Students will be expected to wear this for all lessons. You will need good, supportive trainers for practical activities every day.

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“The course is really good. The coursework is interesting, it is very practical and there are lots of trips out. In the future I hope to join the RAF.”

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BTEC Diplomas are valued by employers and Universities. Students in 2012 went on to study criminology and police studies at University, whilst others began the selection process for the marines, army, navy and RAF.

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East sussEx Football Champions Bexhill College have been crowned East Sussex champions for the 5th Season in a row following a faultless league campaign and have once again qualified for the county league final. The college’s academy team finished the league unbeaten conceding only 2 goals and scoring over 30. Academy coach Rob Wratten said ‘The players have been outstanding this season. Throughout the year each one of the players has shown a real commitment to the cause. They have worked hard in every training session and developed in to one of the strongest squads we have ever had.’ Some of the key highlights have been a 12-0 win against Sussex Downs Eastbourne, a 6-1 win away to second place Sussex Downs Lewes and a 3-1 win against local rivals Sussex Coast College. Read the full story online at www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk

CourmayEur ski trip The college ski trip was a huge success, starting out with excellent weather as students enjoyed their first day skiing. While the beginners found their ‘ski legs’, the advanced group tackled red runs and a mogul field. It snowed overnight which was very pretty but brought a ‘total whiteout’ for day three on the piste. The students did well negotiating the mountain with their instructors. As a result the ‘free ski’ after lessons was replaced with a trip to town to shop and sample the Italian ice-cream. The evenings activities included bum boarding, a quiz night, watching the football in a sports cafe and the group went into Courmayeur Town for pizza night. Students said the trip was an “Awesome opportunity”.

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aDVanCED FounDation proGrammE Why should you take this course? This is a demanding one year programme aimed at building up academic skills, obtaining an improved GCSE profile, career planning and personal development. It is intended for students who have academic potential and a positive approach to study, but who have under-performed, perhaps because of ill health or other difficult personal circumstances. This is a one year course with the possibility of continuing to a Level 3 programme thereafter.

Who is this course for?

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At least two grade C’s at GCSE plus a range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification within the course.

The course is aimed at students who have achieved at least 1 or 2 Cs or better grades at GCSE. Other students may have as many as 4 GCSE grade ‘B’/C passes, but still need to gain passes in key subjects before progressing to a full AS Level programme. Students should also have at least 4 ‘D’ or better passes. Students will usually be expected to have achieved a ‘D’ grade in either English Language or Maths.

Students who have not achieved ‘D’ in either subject will need to consider very carefully whether the AFP is the right choice. Studying BTEC First Diploma or foundation level courses may offer better progression opportunities.

What Will i study? The programme consists of a number of GCSEs: • GCSE English • GCSE Maths • GCSE Science (single award) • GCSE Media Studies • GSCE Archeology • GCSE Photography In addition to their study, AFP students will be required to complete an ICT Key Skills course if needed; and where appropriate will be required to attend support classes in key subjects. Students are placed in the AFP specialist Tutor Group as they follow a slightly different pastoral programme.

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Level 2 art anD DEsiGn First Diploma Why should you take this course?

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The Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a broad based course providing a foundation for further courses in Art & Design. It is a practical course supported by research into historical and contemporary art and allows students to build up their practical skills along with a substantial portfolio covering a range of Art & Design disciplines.

All units must be completed to achieve the qualification which comprises of a range of practical and written assignments.

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You will be expected to provide basic materials and will also need to buy sketchbooks, portfolio, photographic materials, fabric for textiles and other general or specialist equipment. Some trips such as visits to museums and galleries are compulsory.

What could i do next? The course is ideal for students aiming to progress onto a BTEC Extended Diploma or A Level in related subjects. The creative industries are one of the largest growing industries in Britain and Europe. Following a specialist degree course, a diverse range of opportunities are available such as: design, illustration, art direction, film, television, animation, curating, restoration, costume & set design and fine art.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

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6 core units: • Contextual References in Art and Design • 2D Visual Communication • 3D Visual Communication • Using Ideas to Explore, Develop and Produce Art and Design • Building an Art and Design Portfolio • Working in the Art and Design Industry Along with two further units incorporating practical subject areas: • Fine Art • Graphic Design • Textiles Design • Photography

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BARBERING VRQ CITY ANd GUILdS LEVEL 2

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why should you take this course?

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If you are interested in working within barbering, this course will give you an insight into the many aspects of the industry. The course will cover the knowledge and skills required to enter into a career in the barbering industry. It is focused on barbering and gent’s styling and colouring.

Assessment is carried out through the production of a portfolio which will include assignments, online testing and project work along with evidence of practical assessment. Students are marked for carrying out a range of basic barbering services on clients.

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The course includes the following core units: • Working in the Hair Industry • Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon Client consultation for hair services • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp • Promote products and services to clients in the salon • Cut Men’s Hair • Cut Facial Hair • Colour and Lighten Hair • Styling Men’s’ Hair There will also be 3 further units. Learners will also gain experience in a commercial salon through work placement and in the college training salon which is open to the public.

Successful completion of this qualification will allow students to further their education by studying additional level 2 awards in women’s hairdressing or progressing on to a Level 3 course. Students would also be well placed to move into the industry and undertake a level 2 (NVQ) apprenticeship or further training towards becoming a qualified stylist. Completion of this course will allow students to concentrate on practical skills in an apprenticeship, as they will have already studied the appropriate theory.

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Level 2 bEauty thErapy sErViCEs VrQ City anD GuilDs lEVEl 2 Diploma Why should you take this course?

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This course is suitable for anyone who has an active interest and passion for the beauty industry. This is a practical course which helps you to develop the skills and knowledge for level 3 or for work within the Beauty industry. There are many exciting career options in this field including working in beauty salons or spas, managing your own salon, or working on cruise ships. Our new salon is fully equipped with the latest industry products and equipment and our clients include fellow students, staff and members of the public.

Continuous practical assessments on skills covered and on-line tests at the college site and salon.

What could i do next? You will need a kit to support you through skills practice and assessments. There will be a trip to a Beauty show in London.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

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Practical and knowledge skills that cover: • Working in the beauty industry • Health and safety of a salon • Client care and communication • Provide facial skincare • Provide manicure treatments • Provide pedicure treatments • Apply make-up • Shaping and colouring eyebrows • Apply Nail Art

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This course is ideal for students who prefer coursework to exams and have a genuine interest in Business. You will gain a good grounding in the basics of running a real business which can be applied straight to a job opportunity or will give you the foundations required to continue studying.

You will produce a portfolio of coursework for each unit which will be assessed by your tutors as you go along and then verified by the external exam board, Edexcel. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including assignment and project work, case studies, workplace assessment, role play and oral presentation. There are no exams to be taken.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

This is a one year course and is equivalent to 4 GCSEs. You must be willing and able to write coursework assignments. During the course you will study a range of units to the value of 60 credits, there are 4 mandatory units which are worth 20 credits in total. These are: • Business Purposes • Business Organisations • Financial Forecasting in Business • People in Organisations The remaining 40 credits are achieved through studying a choice of units selected from a further 25 units.

are there any special expenses? We do take students on trips to various businesses to give them the opportunity of seeing business in action.

What could i do next? Successful completion of this course would allow progression onto advanced level courses such as BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business at merit level. Anyone who wishes to pursue a career in business would find this an extremely useful qualification.

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Level 2 ChilDrEns play lEarninG First anD DEVElopmEnt btEC Diploma Why should you take this course?

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This course will give you a good basic understanding of how children aged 0-8 years develop. You will have hands-on experience in work placements, planning activities and managing behaviour. This course will enable you to go to work with children as an assistant, for example, in a nursery, in a supervised role with successful achievement at a Merit. You can also continue with another college course at Level 3.

Assessment is carried out through the production of portfolio tasks which will include assignments and project work along with evidence of practical assessment from placements. There is also an externally assessed assignment based on patterns of children’s development. Over the year you will need to complete 300 hours practical experience in a variety of settings.

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Successful completion of this qualification will allow students to further their education by progressing on to a National Diploma Level 3 course.

• Child Development • Promoting Development Through Play • Promoting Positive Behaviour • Early Years Practice

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

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Catering Diploma in professional Cookery Why should you take this course? Are you interested in becoming the next Jamie Olivier or Simon Hopkinson? Do you want to have a career in Hospitality or Catering which is one of the biggest employment sectors in the country? Our courses are suitable for anyone with a passion and interest in working in this dynamic sector. The Professional Diploma enables you develop the skills necessary for a career in this field. The teaching will take place our brand new professional facilities.

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A range of D-E grades plus an interest in catering. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to study these alongside.

You will complete a variety of units which may include: • Preparing and cooking stocks, soups and sauces • Preparing and cooking fruit and vegetables • Preparing and cooking meat and offal • Preparing and cooking fish and shellfish • Preparing and cooking pasta, grains and rice • Preparing and cooking desserts, puddings and bakery products • Healthier eating and special diets

• Food safety • Health and safety • Investigating the hospitality industry

hoW Will i Be assessed? The cookery Units of this course are assessed by means of timed tests / the cooking of individual dishes. Other types of assessment methods include Research Assignments and small projects and presentations.

are there any special expenses? You will need to buy a uniform which you purchase through the college.

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Level 2 Football CoaChinG nVQ Why should you take this course?

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This course enables students to develop and learn how to be a professional football coach.

Students will also be required to undertake a weekly coaching placement in the local community in order to generate a portfolio of evidence of practical coaching experience.

This course combines FA Level 1 and 2 Coaching Qualifications with practical coaching experience based at local community clubs and schools. Students will also complete FA Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid workshops The course covers the following: • Principals and preparations of coaching sport • Personal exercise, health and nutrition • Employability skills • Business skills There is a practical element to the course and students should be able to demonstrate a commitment to play competitive football and maintain a high level of personal fitness. Outdoor practical sessions will run all year round.

are there any special expenses? • CRB check - £38 • Offsite trips There is a compulsory practical kit which costs around £120. Students will be expected to wear this to all lessons.

What could i do next ? • Employment as a community Football Coach in the UK or Abroad • Sports Development role in local Leisure Centres • Foundation degree in Physical Education, Sport Psychology, Sports Management or Coaching Studies • Apprenticeship

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5 A to C including GCSE English at C and above along with a passion and dedication for football.

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EnGlish GCsE Why should you take this course?

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This is a stimulating and varied course which focuses on the development of language skills, through speaking and listening as well as writing, in a wide range of different contexts. We aim to provide as much individual help as possible based on your own needs and interests, with special emphasis on improving your basic writing skills.

Coursework via controlled assessments count for 60% of the assessment. The remaining 40% is in an exam.

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GCSE English is a crucial qualification for a very wide range of jobs and more advanced courses.

Unit 1: Understanding and producing nonfiction texts (1x controlled assessment and exam) Unit 2: Speaking and listening (3x controlled assessments) Unit 3: Understanding and producing creative texts (4x controlled assessments)

are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses.

What could i do next?

F Entry Requirements A D in English or equivalent.

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Level 2 hairDrEssinG WomEns VrQ City GuilDs lEVEl 2 Why should you take this course?

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If you are interested in working within the hairdressing industry but are not sure which area interests you most, this course will give you an insight into the many aspects of the industry. From working with international product companies and session styling to what it takes to become a salon stylist. The course will cover the knowledge and skills required to enter in to a career in the hairdressing industry. Whilst looking at the whole of the industry and learning many transferable skills, the hairdressing is focused on ladies cutting, styling, colouring and perming.

Assessment is carried out through the production of a portfolio which will include assignments, online testing and project work along with evidence of practical assessment. Students are assessed carrying out a range of basic hairdressing services on clients. Practical assessment is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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Successful completion of this qualification will allow students to further their education by studying additional Level 2 awards in barbering or progressing on to a Level 3 course. Students would also be well placed to move into industry and undertake a Level 2 (NVQ) diploma apprenticeship or further training towards becoming a qualified stylist. Completion of this course will allow students to progress to Level 3 VRQ in Women’s Hairdressing.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

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The course is taught in five modules: • Salon Basics • Women’s Cutting & Styling Design & Theory • Technical Hairdressing Design & Theory • Improving Salon Productivity • Session Styling Learners will also gain experience in a commercial salon through a work placement and in the college training salon which is open to the public.

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hEalth anD soCial CarE btEC First Diploma

Toby Oni bexhill high school

“I like how the teachers approach the subject differently, it makes it more interesting.”

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

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This exciting and varied course will allow learners to explore a wide range of interesting units and is specifically designed to provide an in-depth view into the world of Health and Social Care. Learners will investigate this sector, both inside and outside the classroom, allowing them to carry out their own investigation and linking theory into practice.

Students will undertake placements as part of the course. Students will be expected to pay for their transport expenses to and from their placements, although we do try to place you near to home or college. Students will also need to complete and pay for a CRB check and uniform before studies commence.

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What could i do next?

• Human Lifespan Development • Health and Social Care Values • Effective Communication • Healthy Living • Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing • Promoting Health and Wellbeing • Equality and Diversity • Individual Rights

You could progress to a range of areas including apprenticeships, childcare, working with the elderly and children or adults with special needs. You can also progress to a level 3 BTEC course such as Health and Social Care, Children’s Care, Learning and Development or Public Services.

hoW Will i be assessed? The units will be assessed by the production of assignments and each unit will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Assignment tasks could be achieved through projects, case studies, presentations and practical sessions. You will also be externally assessed.

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Level 2 hospitality btEC First Diploma hoW Will i be assessed? Your assessment will be through practical tasks related to the functions and event hospitality and catering and written assignments supporting these.

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You will study the hospitality and catering business by working with others to develop employability skills and to provide a service and food for functions and events. Students will take part in preparing and serving food for mini-functions such as the Fairtrade Fashion Show, the Student Leavers’ Party and more. You will explore all aspects of the business including: • Introduction and background to the industry • Other industries that support hospitality • Recipe development • Production • Health and safety and hygiene • Customer care • Financial and human resources

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

IT BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA Why should you take this course?

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This course is designed to develop candidates’ knowledge and understanding of the Information and Communication Technology sector. You will gain the skills you need for a successful career in this area.

All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by OCR. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates must complete units to deadlines set by the subject tutors.

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You will study at least 7 units during the one year programme. The course units may include the following: • Communicating in the IT Industry • Working in the IT Industry • Computer Systems Further options may include: • Customising Software • Setting Up an IT Network • Website Design • IT Support • IT Security • Mobile Communications Technology • Database Systems

A printing allowance will be given to each student which should cover the cost of printing homework. Students are expected to pay for any additional printing. There are several trips that may be taken to enhance ICT knowledge in the workplace. These trips are considered an important factor for the course. The charges are moderate and will be made available as the programme progresses.

What could i do next? Successful completion of this course is equivalent to four GCSEs grade A - C. You could go on to study IT Practitioner, Graphic Design, Multimedia or Level 3 Diploma. The course also provides access to A level studies, and will prepare you for further training or employment as a computer user e.g. in computer sales, administration, ICT support roles etc.

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Level 2 mathEmatiCs GCsE Why should you take this course? This is a stimulating and intensive course which focuses on the development of mathematical skills through various different aspects of mathematics like algebra, number, geometry and more. The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of the post-16 student aiming for a C grade or better. It is primarily teacher led with three taught lessons per week plus one lesson of independent study to consolidate your learning and for online web-based tasks.

The Statistics content includes the data handling cycle, designing a survey, extracting data from tables and lists, two-way tables, charts and diagrams, averages and range, interpreting and comparing graphs and charts, correlation. The Probability content includes the probability scale, finding probabilities, listing outcomes, m u t u a l l y e x c l u s i ve o u tc o m e s , c o m p a r i n g experimental data and theoretical probabilities, relative frequencies.

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hoW Will i be assessed? Students are assessed by two examinations in June.

are there any special expenses? Students are required to have their own scientific calculator and a set of geometrical instruments. We also recommend buying a course revision workbook.

What could i do next? Mathematics GCSE at Grade C or above is a highly desirable qualification and is necessary for entry to many careers and courses in Further and Higher Education.

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A grade D at GCSE Mathematics or equivalent is required. A student who achieves lower than a D can take the Award in Number and Measure, in preparation for GCSE Mathematics the following year.

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The course starts with a thorough revision of the Number system including place value, decimals, fractions and percentages, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, negative numbers, squares, cubes, roots, index laws, ratio and proportion and using calculators effectively. The Algebra content covers basic algebraic skills and graph work. The Geometry content covers angles, transformations, properties of shapes, and constructions. The Measures content includes using and interpreting maps and scale drawings, and converting between measures.

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mEDia First Diploma

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why should you take this course?

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If you like the idea of a career in media and are interested in finding out more about the many areas within the media industry, then this could be the course for you. It is an ideal starting point for the National Diploma allowing you to explore which areas you might like to specialise in.

Students will be assessed throughout the course through practical and written assignments. Each assignment will be given a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction. These marks will contribute to your final grade. All assignments are creative and portfolio based.

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What could i do next?

This is a full-time, practical, work-related course. You will be completing media projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will gain knowledge in a range of media areas through practical productions backed up by critical and theoretical studies. The course is assessed through units of coursework. This could include the following units: • Introduction to Media Industries • Research for Media Production • Introduction to Media Audience • Print Production • Advertising Production • Web Authoring • Animation

With further training or study, students can go into a wide range of careers in the Media e.g. Broadcasting, sound production, publishing, graphic design, film, video, or TV production. A Merit, with GCSE English, would be an ideal starting point for entry onto the BTEC National Diploma. At Bexhill College our National Diploma in Media specialises in Moving Image Production.

are there any special expenses? There will be the opportunity for students to attend various trips and workshops. This might entail some limited expense.

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Level 2 pErForminG arts: musiC nCFE Why should you take this course?

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This is an ideal practical course for solo and band musicians, or anyone who treats music as a hobby, and wishes to broaden their abilities and learn about working in the music industry.

By c o nt i n u o u s a s s e s s m e nt o f re h e a r s a l s , performances and written coursework.

course content Students take three units: Unit 1 - Develop technique for performance Unit 2 - Rehearse and perform Students will then choose one of the following for their third unit: Unit 3 - Solo music performance or Unit 4 - working as a musical ensemble

What can i do next? This course should extend your skills and understanding to enable you to progress to a higher level course in musicianship, or simply to gain more pleasure from playing your instrument.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside. Playing or singing ability to Grade 3 standard.

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pErForminG arts First Diploma Why should you take this course?

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If you have an interest in Performing and want an opportunity to learn new skills in singing, dance and acting then this is the course for you. It is an ideal way to increase your performance experience and explore all elements of this varied subject.

You will be assessed throughout the course through practical and written assignments. The course includes plenty of performance opportunities.

course content This is a full time, practical course which allows you to learn new skills and then try them out in professional quality performances. The course is assessed through units of coursework including; • Working in the Performing Arts Industry • Acting Skills and Techniques • Performing Dance • Musical Theatre

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

What could i do next? After this course many students choose to continue on to the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts. To progress we would expect you to achieve a Merit on the First Diploma and have a GCSE English at C or above.

special expenses? You will need a set of clothes for dance classes. We will also expect you to provide some elements of costume for performance, such as; coloured t-shirt and black leggings for chorus work in a musical performance. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in professional workshops and attend performances both locally, and in the west-end. Previous students have also given talks and shared their experiences of the next stage of their career.

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Level 2 publiC sErViCEs First Diploma Why should you take this course? If you are keen to join one of the Armed Forces or the Emergency Services, this course is for you. It will help develop your personal organisation, discipline and physical fitness.

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hoW Will i be assessed? There will be one written assignment per unit and other assessments for practical and classbased activities. These will take the form of tutor observations, photographic, audio and video evidence etc. You will compile a portfolio of these assessments.

are there any special expenses? There is a compulsory sports kit which costs around £120. Students will be expected to wear this for all lessons. Some activities with armed services are subsidised, but there will be additional costs for some off-site sporting and outdoor activities.

What could i do next? Progress to advanced programme of study e.g. Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Uniformed Services (merit or distinction preferred). You could also enter an armed service at operational level or other community based service.

Reynold Habadah bexhill high school

“The teaching and facilities at college are fantastic, its preparing me well for a career in the Army.”

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The BTEC First in Uniformed Services is intended to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required for successful employment in Uniformed Service at an operational level, or for progressing to advanced study. The six units of study cover the role of Uniformed Services and Careers within the Armed Forces, Emergency and Security Services, HM Customs and Excise, and Community Service organisations, and the skills required to perform the roles. Units include: • Public Service skills • Employment and career planning • Fitness, sport and recreation • Adventurous activities and teamwork • Crime and its effects on society. • Driving in the public services

There will be sporting outdoor activities and opportunities. You will gain an overall qualification grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

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rEsort rEps nCFE Why should you take this course? The course will give you an understanding of the role of the overseas rep and an idea about what it is like to work in this area. This qualification aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as a Resort Representative. It sets out to promote good practice in resort representation by setting a common standard which is nationally recognised. Whilst the course is generally classroom based, there are chances to go out and find out firsthand about the industry during organised visits and individual research.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

You will study 5 Units for the NCFE Level 2 Award for Resort Representatives. Each unit is assessed by a series of worksheets that you will do to show that you understand the work you have been studying. All units are assessed by your teaching staff and verified by NCFE.

The units you will be studying are: • Unit 1: Investigate employment opportunities for Resort Representatives. • Unit 2: Undertake pre-season preparation. • Unit 3: Manage airport and transfer duties. • Unit 4: Undertake in-resort duties. • Unit 6: Investigate the role of the children’s representative

hoW Will i be assessed? There will be a series of written worksheets and other assessments for practical and class-based activities. These will take the form of tutor observations, photographic, audio and video evidence. You will compile a portfolio of these assessments.

are there any special expenses? Students may be required to go on trips relevant to the course.

What could i do next? You can become qualified for an exciting job abroad, whether it is your career aim or just a fun way to spend your gap year. This qualification is endorsed by Thomas Cook.

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Level 2 appliED sCiEnCE First Diploma Why should you take this course?

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If you would like to gain a level two qualification in science which is the equivalent of 3 GCSEs. After this course you could progress onto Level 3 courses at the college and it is an excellent stepping stone on to the BTEC Extended Diplomas in Forensic Science or Health and Social Care.

Some units are internally assessed by written work in a portfolio and successful work is awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Work will include a range of practical and written skills. Other units are assessed through an exam that can be sat at 3 occasions through the year. Your ability to plan and analyse practical investigations is also assessed under exam conditions.

course content The course consists of a broad range of science topics including physics, chemistry and biology units. You will cover a total of 12 units including: • Principles of Science • Chemistry and our Earth • Energy and our Universe • Biology and our Environment

are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses.

What could i do next? Successful students could progress to a Level 3 BTEC course or into employment.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

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sCiEnCE GCsE

George P reston robertsbridge

“It is good to get another chance to do your GCSE’s at college. I feel that it is important for me to have these for my future.”

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why should you take this course?

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The course gives relevance to our daily lives as many of the issues covered are frequently encountered in the media. Science helps us make informed decisions about many life choices; for example, which energy source should we choose to rely on? What will we do when the oil runs out?

75% of the course is assessed by examination and 25% is controlled assessment.

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With good grades you could proceed to Advanced Level courses or use your certificate as a basic qualification for other courses.

The course has been designed to: • Recognise the impact of Science and technology on everyday life. • Make informed personal decisions about issues and questions that involve science. • Understand and reflect on the information included in (or omitted from) media reports and other sources of information. • Topics include genes, air quality, the Earth and its place in the Universe, keeping healthy, materials choices, radiation and life, life on Earth, food matters and radioactive materials.

are there any special expenses? There may be optional visits involved in the course.

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Level 2 sport First Diploma Why should you take this course?

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This course is the first step to becoming a sports scientist. Throughout the year, you will improve your knowledge of the sports industry and begin to enhance your skills in becoming a sports teacher. Within the course you will gain an understanding of how the body systems work and how they respond to exercise as well as improving your general fitness and practical ability. The first diploma is an ideal stepping stone for progressing to the Extended Diploma course.

Each unit of work (seven in total) will be assessed by assignments and presentations. A programme of set assignments will be issued at the start of the course, so students can plan their workload accordingly. Assignments are usually theoretical and practical in nature and the grades awarded for each will go towards the student’s final grade.

The BTEC First Diploma in Sports Science is designed to build confidence, gain further sporting and scientific knowledge and to enjoy studying in a sixth form environment. Seven units will be covered throughout the year, all internally assessed including: • Fitness Testing and Training • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport • Nutrition for Sports Performance • Lifestyle and the Sports Performer • Expedition Experience • Planning and Running a Sports Event • Additionally, you will do the Sports Leader Award.

A number of trips to sports centres and leisure complexes and offsite sporting activities will be offered as part of the course. There is a compulsory sports kit which costs around £120. Students will be expected to wear this for all lessons.

What could i do next? You could progress to a BTEC Extended Diploma or move into employment.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

My World: • Self, Family, Friends. • Local Environment. • Daily Routine. • School, Future Plans. Holiday Time and Travel: • Travel, Transport, Tourism. • Holidays and Accommodation. • Services. Work and Lifestyle: • Home Life. • Healthy Living.

• Part-time Jobs and Work Experience. • Leisure. • Shopping. The Young Person in Society: • The Young Person in Society: • Character and Personal Relationships. • The Environment. • Education. • Careers and Future Plans. • Social Issues.

hoW Will i be assessed? Spanish GCSE has great flexibility. Writing and speaking assessments are internally assessed and tackled during the course. Reading and listening which have two tiers, Foundation (C-G) and Higher (A*-D) are assessed by a formal exam at the end of the course.

are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses.

What could i do next? If you enjoy the course you can progress to ‘AS’ Level in the second year, or use your skills to pick up other new languages and to travel.

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Level 2 traVEl anD tourism First Diploma Why should you take this course?

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If you are interested in a career within the rapidly growing travel and tourism industry then this course is for you. The course has been designed to provide you with a broad overview of the travel and tourism sector with a specialist work-related element, developing a range of skills, techniques and qualities that are essential for a successful performance in your working life. This course is great for students who prefer coursework to exams, who are interested in working in travel or other customer-related jobs and enjoy finding out about the wider world.

You will produce a portfolio of coursework for each unit, which will be assessed by your tutors as you go along and verified by Edexcel. Your final grade will be Pass, Merit or Distinction. At the end of the course you will get a certificate showing all of the units you have completed. If you complete the course your overall work will gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. The qualification can gain entry onto an Advanced Level course or directly into employment in the industry.

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There are no special expenses, although you may be required to take part in trips and visits as part of the course.

This one year course will help you to understand the travel and tourism industry in the UK and to develop skills and knowledge needed to work in such industries. The topics covered may include Customer Service, Tourist Destinations and Holiday Planning.

are there any special expenses?

What could i do next? Successful completion of the course could allow progression to advanced level courses such as the BTEC National Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

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A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

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Farley Farm House exHibition As part of the Brighton Fringe Festival, Bexhill College students studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design launched their annual outdoor art and sculpture exhibition last Sunday at Farley Farmhouse, Chiddingly. Many students were moved by work in the current collection exhibited at the farmhouse and connected their work to this along with issues such as war, politics, culture, animal cruelty and adolescence. Art teacher, Julie Clark, commented, ‘It is always a valuable and exciting opportunity for the students to be able to create work to be displayed outside their usual college environment alongside works by F.E. McWilliam and Roland Penrose. Many students have never studied sculpture before so this has been both a challenging and rewarding experience. Students have excelled this year and the exhibition is already receiving attention nationally as well as locally.’

students Get to Grips WitH Journalism A group of sixth form students got to grips with the pressures and pleasures of journalism on a two-day residential course. Bexhill 6th Form College students were among the 25 that took the course at Villiers Park Educational Trust centre near Cambridge. The workshop was led by freelance journalist Jerome Monahan and explored everything from interviewing to constructing a news story while also examining current issues affecting the industry. One highlight was an online Skype interview with Dave King, head of news for Sussex Newspapers. Students quizzed him about some of the biggest challenges he had faced editing newspapers such as covering human tragedies.

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FunCtional sKills F Fun Why should you take this course?

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Functional skills are practical skills in English, Mathematics, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that allow you to work confidently, effectively and independently in life.

Assessment will be based primarily on taskbased scenario questions of a limited duration and delivered in a controlled environment. The assessments will use and reinforce skills-based, problem-solving learning techniques. Functional English is assessed through examination and controlled assessments.

course content English: The aim is to encourage you to demonstrate your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a range of contexts and for various purposes. Mathematics: The aim is to develop your ability to understand and make sense of mathematical information; to use and process that information; to interpret and analyse the results of routine and nonroutine activities; and to present this to others. Information & communication technology (ICT) For ICT to be useful, you must have the skills and confidence to apply, combine and adapt your ICT knowledge to new situations, and understand the role that ICT plays in the world. You will broaden your skills in using ICT systems, finding and selecting information, and developing, presenting and communicating information.

are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses.

What could i do next? Progression through the different levels will give you the practical skills to be able to apply English, Mathematics, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), accurately and with confidence, in everyday life, education and work situations.

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Level 1 CarinG For CHildren and leVel 1 HealtH and soCial Care bteC CertiFiCate Why should you take this course? The course will provide you with an introduction to Childcare and Education and Health and Social Care and is suitable for those who want to work with Children or adults in a care or education setting. You will gain 2 qualifications which will be an introduction to both areas.

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hoW Will i be assessed? Assessment is varied and includes written work, practical work, presentations and project work. Your English, maths and IT will be assessed through coursework and a test.

are there any special expenses? There will be some trips on the course. If you attend placement, there will the cost of a CRB and uniform.

What could i do next? You can progress onto vocational courses at Level 2 such as Health and Social Care or Childcare courses.

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A range of E, F and G at GCSE or no GCSE qualifications.

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The Units that we cover will depend on the interests of the group but are likely to include: • Creative activities for young children • Books, stories, poems and rhymes for children • Communication between Children aged 0-3 years and Adults • Valuing Children as Individuals • Creative and Leisure Activities for Adults in Health and Social Care • Personal Care in Health and Social Care • Health and Social Care Needs • Preparing for Work Placement • Learning from Work Placement You will also complete a functional skills course in Maths, English and IT

Although work placements are not compulsory for this course, you will be encouraged to complete some work placements in a Childcare or Care setting.

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sport VoCational studies Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

The sport vocational studies course is designed for students who have an interest in Sport and Uniformed services but also require development in English, Maths and IT. Completion of this course can allow progression on to a level 2 programme.

Assessment is completed across the year in assignment work focussing on specific tasks relating to each unit. Grading is conducted on a pass or fail basis with all units needing to be completed to pass the course. Students are expected to undertake independent learning outside of the classroom environment throughout the course to aid their academic development.

course content The course aims to give the student an introduction to Sport Science and the Uniformed Services and encourages development in English, Maths and IT. The students will cover various sport topics such as Improving Fitness, How the Body Works and Taking part in Sport. Uniformed Service areas will include Forensic Detection, Practical Teamwork in the Public Services and Public Service Incidents.

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A range of E, F and G at GCSE or no GCSE qualifications.

are there any special expenses? There is a compulsory sports kit which costs ÂŁ120 that all students will be expected to wear in all lessons. Students may also be required to undertake various trips throughout the academic year to aid their development on the course.

What could i do next? A level 2 programme in the appropriate vocational area. The skills learnt may also be suitable for progression to a NVQ Level 2 course or employment.

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Level 1 VoCational studies bteC introduCtory diploma Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

This course has a broad range of learning areas which provides plenty of variety. Following this course opens up a wide choice of level 2 courses.

There are no exams with the Introduction to Vocational Skills course; Your work will be assessed by coursework. However the Maths, English and IT will be assessed by coursework and a test.

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are there any special expenses? There may be a small (optional) charge for ingredients within the Aspiring Chef unit. Also, there will be a number of trips for this course. However the cost will be kept to a minimum.

What could i do next? A Level 2 programme in any of the vocational areas. You will also have developed skills which will be useful in the workplace and an apprenticeship may be an option at this stage.

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A range of E, F and G at GCSE or no GCSE qualifications.

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This course aims to give a broad introduction to a variety of vocational areas and also will include some Maths, English and IT. This course uses units from more specialist qualifications and may include units from the following: • IT and Business Administration • Art and Design • Health and Social Care • Hospitality • Childcare • Hairdressing Learners will also study units on: • Career progression • Planning and organizing events • Planning and taking part in trips

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VoCational studies bteC entry leVel diploma Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

The BTEC Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Working Life is intended to provide a good introduction to skills needed for work and for continuing your education. This will help you build skills to prepare you for a level 1 course or to help you think about a job or training. It will also develop your English skills reading, listening and writing.

There are no exams as your work will be assessed by coursework.

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are there any special expenses? There are no special expenses.

What could i do next? You could progress to a Level 1 course, a suitable NVQ or into employment.

This course consists of the following units: • Developing Food Preparation and Cooking Skills • Developing Food Service Skills • Introduction to Skills for Work • Caring for Children • IT • Health & Social Care Needs

F Entry Requirements

A range of E, F and G at GCSE or no GCSE qualifications.

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The Art Foundation course provides a bridging course between A levels and art courses at university.

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Art AND DESIGN FouNDAtIoN Why should you take this course?

F Entry Requirements

You will need 120 UCAS points from either: • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma • A combination of A Levels and AS Levels Plus: • GCSE English or Maths at ‘C’ or alternative • A portfolio of your work You will be required to attend an interview for the course.

This exciting and intensive one-year, full time course prepares you for studying Art and Design at Higher Education. The course is diagnostic in its first stage, during which you will develop your research and visual recording skills into a broad range of both two and three dimensional options.

course content You will be introduced to a variety of Art disciplines, including Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Printmaking, 3D Design and Sculpture, Graphic Design and Illustration, Digital Media, and Contextual studies. Your own work will be enhanced with visits to relevant exhibitions and you will also have the opportunity to go on a trip abroad. You will be taught by a range of practising designers and artists who will support and help you to develop your portfolio in you chosen specialist pathway in preparation for HE application or employment. Stage 1 Exploration Through a structured diagnostic programme you identify and extend your existing skills, strengths and interests. You will develop both practical and critical thinking abilities, helping you to make an informed choice for your specialist study.

Stage 2 Development and progression You choose to specialise in one pathway from Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration. Stage 3 Proposal and realisation You bring together your skills, knowledge and understanding in Art and design to carry out a major project, resulting in an exhibition.

hoW Will i be assessed? There will be regular, focussed and individualised tutorials and assessments throughout the year and you will take part in group critiques.

are there any special expenses? There is a materials fee of £25 per half term to cover the cost of basic Art and Design materials, you will be expected to buy your own sketchbooks and portfolios and specialist materials for you final major project.

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Level 4 adVanCed praCtiCe in WorK WitH CHildren Hnd Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

Are you passionate about the quality of education and care children receive? Do you want to make a difference to children’s lives? Do you believe in developing every child’s potential? Are you looking for an alternative route into teaching, or to work with children and families? If you answered a firm ‘yes’ to one of these questions, then our HND / HNC will enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and qualities to work in a range of early years settings, or progress to the final year of an Honours degree.

Assessment is through coursework assignments involving research, group and individual oral presentations, report writing, project and practical work. There are no external examinations on the course.

course content The course covers all aspects of children’s care and development and has a strong emphasis on applying theory directly to practice in relation to working with children in classrooms and early years settings. It also emphasises ‘reflective practice’ so that you develop a professional approach to your professional development.

hoW long is the course? This is a two year course and students attend College two days per week. Timings for 2013-2014 are: Mondays 5:30pm – 9:30pm and Tuesdays 2:00pm – 9:00pm.

hoW much Will it cost? Full-time courses fees (first year) for 2013/14 - £4,900. Please note this is a two year course and there will be additional fees in the second year. Student loans are available for this course. Please note: There may be additional fees associated with this course in relation to uniform, residentials, books etc.

F Entry Requirements

You will need 120 UCAS points from either: • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma • A combination of A Levels and AS Levels • Access to Higher Education Level 3 qualification • Other related Level 3 qualifications Plus: • GCSE English or Maths at ‘C’ or alternative • Current CRB – you will complete this through college procedures • Experience of working with children – (this can be gained after the course interview)

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You will be required to attend an interview for the course.

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sports sCienCe Hnd

F Entry Requirements

You will need 120 UCAS points from either: • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma • A combination of A Levels and AS Levels • Access to Higher Education Level 3 qualification • Other related Level 3 qualifications Plus: • GCSE English or Maths at ‘C’ or alternative • A keen interest in Sport You will be required to attend an interview for the course.

Why should you take this course?

hoW Will i be assessed?

This course is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of the different pathways available in the world of sport. As well as studying a range of sporting units, including Anatomy and Physiology, Sport Psychology, Biomechanics and Functional Exercise Physiology, you will complete an extensive project which investigates a sport-related topic over an extended period of time. This will help you to gain a good understanding of the real life context of your studies.

Assessment is through coursework assignments involving research, group and individual oral presentations, report writing, project and practical work. There are no external examinations on the course.

course content You will be encouraged to develop your study skills, including time management, use of learning resources, note taking, effective reading, essay planning and writing. The course will be both practical and theoretical, including group work and problem solving experiences. You will be expected to use a large amount of time outside the classroom in background reading to support your coursework assessment.

hoW long is the course? This is a two year course and students attend College two days per week. Current timings are: Mondays 5:30pm – 9:30pm and Tuesdays 2:00pm – 9:00pm.

hoW much Will it cost? Full-time courses fees (first year) for 2013/14 - £4,900. Please note this is a two year course and there will be additional fees in the second year. Student loans are available for this course. Please note: There may be additional fees associated with this course in relation to uniform, residentials, books etc.

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Bexhill college full time prospectus 2014 2015  

Bexhill College is a Sixth Form College with a long history of excellent post-16 education. There are about 94 sixth form colleges in Englan...