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An alternative to GCSEs and equivalent to four at Grades A-C... These courses are a good alternative to GCSEs as they provide an opportunity to develop key skills needed for further study or employment. Many of the level 2 courses are assessed through course work which means you can complete assessments in your own time rather than under the pressure of an exam situation. Some, however, do have a small number of exams. Please ensure you read the individual course details to find out more. Level 2 qualifications offer students the opportunity to achieve the equivalent of four GCSEs at grades A to C.

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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.

ADVANCED FOUNDATION

ADVANCED FOUNDATION PROGRAMME Entry Requirements

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.

Who is this course for? 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. • GCSE Food Studies. 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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Why should you take this course? 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.

Course content 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

ART AND DESIGN ART AND DESIGN FIRST Diploma

Along with two further units incorporating practical subject areas: • Fine Art • Graphic Design • Textiles Design • Photography

How will I be assessed? All units must be completed to achieve the qualification which comprises of a range of practical and written assignments.

Are there any special expenses? 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.

FIRST Diploma Entry Requirements

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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Connections - Youth Festival

Bexhill College Wore It Pink!

As part of Connections, the most exciting youth theatre festival in the world, Bexhill College students prepared a piece to contribute to the festival along with 200 youth theatre groups across the UK and Australia. Bexhill College performed ‘The Grandfathers’, a play that follows eight young recruits as they are trained to become instruments of war. In preparation for their play, performing arts teacher, Aaron Swartz, sought some additional ‘Army style’ training for the students involved by calling in fellow teacher of ‘Outdoor Education’ at the College, James Boardman. James is a former Marine and has had many years of fierce training within his field of work. The students were invited to experience an outdoor intense exercise session with James whereby they were given an insight into the struggle and fear faced by so many young people at war today.

The month of October 2011 saw people from up and down the country raising money for Breast Cancer Research. At Bexhill College the students and staff were all invited to wear pink clothing for the day in order to show their support and increase awareness of the Charity and its wonderful work. Together, the College raised a fantastic amount of £226.51p. £100 of this total was donated to the Conquest Hospital Cancer Unit. A special mention must go to the Childhood Studies, Health & Technology department who carried out a number of fundraising activities in order to raise an impressive £74 towards the total.

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Why should you take this course? If you are interested in working within the barbering and hairdressing industries but are not sure which area interests you most, 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 and hairdressing industries. It is focused on barbering and gent’s styling, colouring and perming and can be completed on a parttime basis.

How will I be assessed? 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 hairdressing services on clients’, practical assessment is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What could I do next? 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 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.

Barbering VRQ Barbering VRQ CITY & Guilds Level 2 Course content

CITY & Guilds Level 2 Entry Requirements

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

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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Why should you take this course? 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.

Business Business FIRST Diploma

Course content

FIRST Diploma Entry Requirements

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.

How will I be assessed? 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.

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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There is a good balance between practical and theory in Public Services.

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Aaron AaronBourner Bourner William Parker Studying Public Services National Diploma, Maths GCSE

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Why should you take this course? 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. You can also continue with another college course at Level 3.

Children’s Play, Children’s CARE, Learning and and Learning Development BTEC Development Course content:

How will I be assessed? 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. Over the year you will need to complete 300 hours practical experience in a variety of settings.

What could I do next? Successful completion of this qualification will allow students to further their education by progressing on to a National Diploma Level 3 course.

You will develop your knowledge of childrens development, communication skills, health & safety and observation of children.

FIRST Diploma Entry Requirements

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

“I really enjoy my Childcare course, the teachers are really good and they make it really fun.” Nathan Grinham Claverham Community College

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Why should you take this course?

COACHING COACHING (Football) NVQ (Football) NVQ

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

Course content

Entry Requirements

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 course combines FA and NVQ 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 and have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications during the course such as Level 1 Goalkeeping Award, Coaching Disabled Footballers, Referee Level 7 and the new Module 1 Youth Award. The course covers the following 5 units: • Coaching Principles and Ethics • Planning Coaching Sessions • Delivering Coaching Sessions • Evaluating Personal Coaching Practice • Sport Science to support your Coaching The course is very practical in nature and students should be able to demonstrate a commitment to play competitive football and maintain a high level of personal fitness.

How Will I Be Assessed? 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.

Are There Any Special Expenses? • CRB check - £38 • Optional Coaching Awards - prices vary • 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 ? • Progression to Level 3 Coaching Football course. • Employment as a community Football Coach in the UK or USA • Sports Development role in local Leisure Centres • Foundation degree in Physical Education, Sport Psychology, Sports Management or Coaching Studies

View all course details and apply online at www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk

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Why should you take this course?

How will I be assessed?

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.

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

What could I do next? GCSE English is a crucial qualification for a very wide range of jobs and more advanced courses.

Course content

ENGLISH GCSE

ENGLISH GCSE Entry Requirements

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)

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A D in English or equivalent.

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Why should you take this course?

Hairdressing (women’s)

Hairdressing (women’s) VRQ CITY & Guilds Level 2 Entry Requirements

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

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.

Course content The course is taught in five modules: 1 Salon Basics 2 Women’s Cutting & Styling Design & Theory 3 Technical Hairdressing Design & Theory 4 Improving Salon Productivity 5 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.

How will I be assessed? 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.

What could I do next? 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 level2 (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.

If you are interested in Hairdressing, you might be interested in our Apprenticeships, scan the code or visit www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Why should you take this course?

“I like how the teachers approach the subj ect diffe rently, it mak es it more interestin g.” Toby Oni. Filsham Valley

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.

Course content • Individual Needs Within Health and Social Care. • Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health or Social Care. • Vocational Experience. • Anatomy and Physiology • Impact of Diet on Health.

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

BTEC First Diploma Entry Requirements

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

Are there any special expenses? 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.

What could I do next? You could progress to a range of areas including 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. The results from your eight units will be combined to give you an overall result.

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The teaching and facilities at college are fantastic, it’s preparing me well for a career in the Army!

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” Reynold ReynoldHabadah Habadah Bexhill High School Studying Public Services Level 2

Watch video at www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk/reynold_habadah

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Share OurSuccess Success Share InInOur Bexhill College PLAYS IN THE County Cup Final Playing in their second Sussex County Cup Final in consecutive years, Bexhill travelled to Lancing to face Worthing College. With their opponents having recently been associated with a former Brighton and Hove Albion player, Worthing were brimming with confidence having not lost a game all season. It was a nervy start from both teams as they tried to stamp their authority on the game. Neither team wanted to give anything away and much of the opening period was spent in the centre of the field. It was a lucky break through as Worthing broke the Bexhill defensive line, for their first sight on goal. Putting it away nicely, Worthing went 1-0 up. Bexhill heads began to drop and Worthing quickly followed with their second. In the end, the game was a victory for Worthing, but a massive congratulations still goes out to the Bexhill College 1st Football Team, who reached their second County Cup Final in as many years, an outstanding achievement in itself. Bring on next year!

National Schools Equestrian Association!

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Bexhill College put forward 10 riders to represent the College at Golden Cross in 4 team events. The College won the Baileys Horse Feed County Schools Show Jumping Championships 1 Metre Open Class with 3 double clears. The team was made up of Gabi Pitman, Abi Slater, Leah Hiller and Katie Kingham. Gabi was the trail blazer for the team posting up an impressive swift clear much to the delight of the whooping Bexhill College team. Abi Slater produced a quality rhythm round. Leah Hillier rode a beautiful round on her mare, her second of the day. With three clear rounds the pressure was off Katie Kingham who piloted Chocolate Charlie around the wide course of 12 jumps. Three clear rounds put pressure on the remaining schools and colleges. The 90cms team came 5th consisting of Gabi Pitman, Laura Craner, Leah Hillier and Katie Kingham finishing on 12 faults. Clare Cole, Head of Sport and show jumping team manager said ‘The students have been committed to team training and today it has really paid off. They are a pleasure to work with and are so keen to improve. We have been using goal setting and how to produce good performances in competition within our sports psychology sessions. I have been getting the girls to aim high! Some of the horse and rider combinations in the 70cms class had never competed before and performed brilliantly.’

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Why should you take this course?

Hospitality Hospitality First Diploma First Diploma

This course is ideal for anyone who has an interest in cooking and the hospitality industry. If you would like to develop your skills and gain the necessary experience to go on to have a career in the hospitality industry then this qualification is for you.

Course Content

Entry Requirements

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 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

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.

Are there any special expenses? Transport costs to work placements. Some transport cost for group visits. Students will have to buy Chef Whites at a cost of approximately £65 (order through College).

What could I do next? Having acquired the generic skills you can progress into employment within a wide range of catering businesses or onto further training in related areas.

View all course details and apply online at www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk

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Why should you take this course? 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.

Course Content You will study at least 9 units during the one year programme. The course units may include the following: Webpage creation; Digital imaging - Plan and produce computer graphics; Design and produce multimedia products; Desktop publishing; Spreadsheets - design and use; Database - design and use; Technological innovation and e-commerce; Creating animation for the www using ICT; Creating video; Creating sound using ICT; Creating computer graphics; System testing and maintenance.

Information Technology

Information Technology OCR National Entry Requirements

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

Are there any special expenses? 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.

How will I be assessed? 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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Why should you take this course? This is a stimulating and varied course which focuses on the development of mathematical skills, through various different aspects of mathematics like algebra, equations, geometry and more. We aim to provide as much individual help as possible based on your own needs and interests, with special emphasis on improving the accuracy of your workings and answers.

Course Content Unit 1: Handling data - This unit encourages students to be critical when considering data, and demonstrates how to present and analyse these data. Unit 2: Number and algebra/shape, space and measures 1 - This unit covers problem solving, use of mathematical language, estimation, mental arithmetic, graphical representation, geometry, powers, roots, fractions, sequences, functions, co-ordinates and measures. Unit 3: Number and algebra/shape, space and measures 2 - This builds on the work in the previous unit and covers powers, roots, decimals, percentages, mental arithmetic, effective use of calculators, estimation, equations, formulae, identities, sequences, functions, graphs, measures, constructions, transformations and loci.

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.

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.

Mathematics Mathematics GCSE GCSE

Entry Requirements

A grade D at GCSE in Maths or equivalent.

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Why should you take this course? 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.

Course content 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

Media Media First Diploma First Diploma Entry Requirements

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

How will I be assessed? 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.

What could I do next? 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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Why should you take this course?

Performing Arts (Music)

Performing Arts (Music) NCFE

Entry Requirements

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.

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

How will I be assessed? By continuous assessment of rehearsals, performances and written coursework.

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.

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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Why should you take this course? 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.

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 • Costume Construction

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. Previous students have also given talks and shared their experiences of the next stage of their career. We have seen performances in London’s West End as well as local theatres.

Performing Performing Arts Arts First Diploma How will I be assessed?

FIRST Diploma

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

Entry Requirements

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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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.

Course content 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*.

Public Services FIRST Diploma

Public Services

FIRST Diploma Entry Requirements

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

How will I be assessed? There will be one written assignment per unit and other assessments for practical and class-based 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 offsite 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.

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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 first-hand about the industry during organised visits and individual research.

Resort Resort Reps NCFE Reps NCFE Entry Requirements

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

Course content Outline of Modules and Units: The NCFE Level 2 Award for Resort Representatives course consists of 6 units, of which you will study 5. 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.

Unit 4: Undertake in-resort duties. Plus one of the following units: Unit 5: Investigate Resort Administration Unit 6: Investigate the role of the children’s representative Unit 7: Investigate the role of the entertainment 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 etc. 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? In just two lessons a week 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.

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.

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Applied Science Applied Science First Diploma First Diploma Why should you take this course?

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

How will I be assessed?

If you would like to gain a level two qualification in science which is the equivalent of 5 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 Nationals in Forensic Science or Health and Social Care.

Each unit is 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. All work is subject to external verification and all units must be successfully completed to obtain the qualifications.

Course content

Are there any special expenses?

The course consists of a broad range of science topics including Chemistry and Our Earth , Energy and Our Universe and Biology and Our Environment. There are also additional units chosen from the following topics: • Investigating a Crime Science • Science in Medicine • Investigating Human Behaviour • The Living Body • Science in the World

There are no special expenses.

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

View all course details and apply online at www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk

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Why should you take this course? 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?

Course content

Science Science GCSE GCSE

Entry Requirements

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.

How will I be assessed? 80% of the course is assessed by examination and 20% is coursework.

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

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

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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Why should you take this course? 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.

Course content 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. Six units will be covered throughout the year, all internally assessed - Body in Sport, Health Safety and Injury, The Sports Industry, Preparation for Sport, Planning and Leading Sports Activities, Practical Sport. Additionally you will do the Sports Leader Award.

Sport Sport FIRST Diploma FIRST Diploma

How will I be assessed? Each unit of work (six in total) will be assessed by assignments. 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.

Are there any special expenses? 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.

Entry Requirements

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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Why should you take this course?

Spanish Spanish GCSE GCSE Entry Requirements

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

Spanish is one of the easiest foreign languages to learn. Much of its vocabulary is similar to English, and written Spanish is almost completely phonetic. If you are worried about grammar, don’t be! Basic grammar is straightforward enough that you can have a meaningful communication after only a few lessons. There are 400 million Spanish speakers in the world, why not join them? Spanish GCSE is fun and highly interactive. You will enjoy a high level of support from your tutor, up to date resources and a fun atmosphere.

Course content Themes and Topics: 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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Travel and Tourism

Why should you take this course?

Travel and Tourism First Diploma Entry Requirements

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

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.

Course Content 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, organising a Travel and Tourism Event and Marketing.

How will I be assessed? 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.

Are there any special expenses? There are no 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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