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6th form

course information


welcome

Welcome to Brentford 6th Form. We offer outstanding post 16 provision for both young men and women. This course information guide is intended to be a brief introduction to the wide range of subjects and qualifications that we are offering from September 2017. Students who study at Brentford School for Girls will undertake a journey on one of our four main curriculum pathways. Each bespoke pathway allows you as an individual learner to study subjects and qualifications that will support you on your personal journey to reach your academic potential. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school which caters for a wide range of students’ academic and vocational needs. Whether you aspire to study at Oxbridge or begin yourworking career through an apprenticeship, we have created pathways and opportunities to launch your success.

ADVANCED PATHWAY year 12 year 13 entry entry requirements requirements 5 A*-C GRADES WITH LEVEL 4/5 IN GCSE ENGLISH & MATHS (PLEASE NOTE SPECIFIC SUBJECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL A-LEVEL COURSES

higher education (UNIVERSITY) MUST BE ON TRACK TO

REACH TARGET GRADES

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

offer:

offer:

3 A Levels – (at least 1 choice is to be a facilitating subject. Students aspiring to Russell Group and Oxbridge universities will choose at least 2 facilitating subjects

3 A Levels – (at least 1 choice is to be a facilitating subject. Students aspiring to Russell Group and Oxbridge universities will choose at least 2 facilitating subjects

LEVEL 3 APPLIED PATHWAY

year 12 year 13 entry entry requirements requirements 4 A*-C GRADES IN DIFFERENT SUBJECTS WITH LEVEL 4 GCSE ENGLISH & MATHS (PLEASE NOTE SPECIFIC SUBJECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL A-LEVEL COURSES

offer:

1 APPLIED/ BTEC SUBJECT AND 1 ALEVEL

higher education (UNIVERSITY) MUST BE ON TRACK TO REACH TARGET GRADES

offer:

1 APPLIED/ BTEC SUBJECT AND 1 A-LEVEL

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP


LEVEL 2 VOCATIONAL PATHWAY (3 YEAR PACKAGE)

year 12 entry requirements

year 13 entry requirements

gcse grades d-g

distinction btec c grades in gcse english & maths

offer: level 2 btec

Also: retake gcse english and/or maths

offer:

higher education (UNIVERSITY)

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP EMPLOYMENT

2 year level 3 btec or 2 year a level

vocational apprenticeship pathway

year 12 entry requirements no formal entry requirements

offer:

level 2 asdan cope & english and/ or maths retake & preperation for apprenticeship

apprenticeships


head girl welcome My journey at Brentford School for Girls began in Year 7. Brentford has helped me to develop into the confident person I am today. The learning and life experiences I have received have put me in good shape to tackle the future, whatever it may be. Brentford is a well-respected, sought after school. The teaching here is excellent and the staff are dedicated to helping each and every student reach their potential. Teachers often go above and beyond to ensure everyone has every opportunity to succeed and I am thankful for this. Brentford 6th Form reinforces the importance of academic success and staff put so much in place to ensure each student has the best opportunity to reach their potential. Having said this we are not just educated to pass exams, we are also nurtured for the life beyond it and prepared for the challenges we may face. Multiculturalism and diversity is welcomed at Brentford and the inclusive environment allows a safe haven for each student to work, learn and build friendships with others. Brentford 6th form is a place where students can be ambitious and spread their wings, whatever their talents. Each school year we are given the opportunity to get involved with a wide range of trips and extra-curricular activities that allow us to explore our creativity and build confidence. Clubs and societies extend our learning and development outside of the classroom. They are also a lot of fun too! Now that I am in my last year at Brentford I am making the most of the opportunities in front of me. I will certainly miss Brentford when I leave for the next step in my education, however I will always be proud to call myself a Brentford girl.

daria boloz head girl


Newnham Programme and Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Course specification Students who have demonstrated a diligent attitude and academic potential during their GCSEs will be encouraged to join Brentford 6th form’s Newnham Programme. The aim of the programme is to increase student’s capacity and confidence in progressing to a first class future education at one of Britain’s top universities. The programme includes university research trips and guided analysis tasks, and it culminates in the Extended Project Qualification which students carry out over years 12-13. The EPQ is equivalent to an AS grade, and the skills it develops are highly favoured by Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious universities in London and across the country.

entry criteria A*, A, in any 5 subjects.

assessment The completion of an independent dissertation style research project, concluding in an essay, report, debate or presentation.

trips & visits Trips to Russell Group universities in London and further afield.

higher education Achieving the EPQ will stand you in good stead to apply to the top Russell Group universities or other highly competitive universities to study Sciences, Medicine, Humanities or Arts.

careers Any

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Mrs Mullet or Mrs Brown


a level qualifications


biology: A level

(facilitating)

exam board Edexcel

Units AS Level Stand Alone Qualification - Edexcel AS level Biology B (2015) • • • •

Topic 1: Biological Molecules Topic 2: Cells, Viruses and Reproduction of Living Things Topic 3: Classification and Biodiversity Topic 4: Exchange and Transport

A Level Qualification - Edexcel A level Biology B (2015) The above four units as well as : • • • • • •

Topic 5: Energy for Biological Processes Topic 6: Microbiology and Pathogens Topic 7: Modern Genetics Topic 8: Origins of Genetic Variation Topic 9: Control Systems Topic 10: Ecosystems

entry criteria GCSE B grade in Additional Science/Triple Science (Biology)

trips & visits There is no compulsory field work unit in the new specification but we endeavour to take students on as many trips and visits as possible so that they are able to supplement their studying of biology with information from external sources eg. The Wellcome Trust, Amersham Field Centre and the Hunterian Surgical Museum.

higher education An A Level in Biology will enable you to study a range of courses at university, such as biological sciences, biochemistry, ecology, pharmacy and medicine.


chemistry: A level

(facilitating)

exam board Edexcel

Units AS Level Stand Alone Qualification Paper 1: Core Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Paper 2: Core Organic and Physical Chemistry A Level Qualification Paper 1: Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Paper 2: Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry Paper 3: General and Practical Principles in Chemistry. Synoptic questions focused on any topics listed and assess conceptual and theoretical understanding of experimental methods from the core practicals.

entry criteria GCSE B grade in Additional Science/Triple Science (Chemistry)

higher education Students who have completed Chemistry A Level usually enter university to study biochemistry, forensics, veterinary, toxicology, medicine and related degrees such as nursing and dentistry, pharmacy, psychology and food and nutrition.

careers • • • • • • •

Vet Toxicologist Medicine Nursing Dentistry Pharmacist Psychologist

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Ms Johnson


english literature: A Level

(facilitating)

course specification English Literature is the close analysis of different literary forms – prose, poetry and drama. Studying literature involves exploring the deeper meaning in texts and the methods used by writers to shape and convey their meaning, yet it is about so much more: • • • • •

We study the historical and social context of texts in order to better understand the writer’s views and attitude or the reasons behind the ways in which characters have been constructed; We also consider the influence of historical, cultural and social perspectives on a reader or audience, or the influence of current affairs on the perception of current readers or audiences; We debate sociological issues, such as relationships and people’s treatment of others; We explore the psychology behind the character’s motives and behaviours; We create competent arguments as well-structured academic essays.

English Literature supports its students in developing such a broad skill-set, it compliments many subject choices or career paths and is highly desirable to both Universities and employers

exam board EDUQAS

Units

Component 1 - Poetry (30% of A Level) 2 hour exam Section A - Poetry pre-1900 John Keats: Selected Poems Section B: Poetry post-1900 Philip Larkin: The Whitsun Weddings & Carol Ann Duffy: Mean Time Component 2 - Drama (30% of A Level) 2 hour exam Section A: Shakespeare - ‘King Lear’

Section B: Drama - John Webster: The Duchess of Malfi & Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire Component 3 - Unseen Texts (20% of A Level) 2 hour exam Section A: Unseen Prose: 1918-1939. Section B: Unseen Poetry Component 4 - Coursework (20% of A Level) 2500-3500 word essay Jean Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea & Ian McEwan: Chesil Beac

entry criteria 5 A*-C GCSE grades in any subject and Level 4 in English.

Assessment As detailed above, component 1, 2 and 3 are examinations, component 4 is coursework.

trips & visits Regular Theatre Trips: Jane Eyre and Dr. Faustus last year. Screenings: RSC production of King Lear at Waterman’s and Jane Eyre this year.

higher education If you love, or even just like, reading, then you should choose English Literature and you should think about doing an English Literature degree at University. English Literature is also an important facilitating subject for many degree courses and for many top universities. It is useful if you want to study: • Politics • Psychology • Law • History • Or even, because it helps you • Journalism • Sociology build a rich vocabulary and a deep • Media and Film empathy with people: The only question asked in EVERY Oxford interview is “What is your favourite book?”

careers As this course teaches you how to think deeply and how to write, English Literature is relevant preparation for almost all professions. It might be especially useful if you are interested in becoming a Journalist, a Teacher or a Lawyer.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Ms Downton & Dr Mechie


geography: A Level

(facilitating)

course specification A Level Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, people, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography). Human geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics of cultures, societies and economics, and physical geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics. The content at A Level covers a range of human and physical topics and incorporates a residential field trip and provides the basis for the non-examined assessment (course work).

exam board Edexcel Geography Alevel - 2 year linear course (no AS)

Units This course includes the study of core geographical concepts, along with contrasting themes of contemporary or environmental impact management and sustainability. The course will cover a range of both physical and human Geography and will provide an opportunity to apply a range of different Geographical skills and use these skills in a range of field work contexts.

entry criteria The best foundation for success A Level geography is a good grade in Geography GCSE, though students may take up this course with 5 A*-C grades in any subjects. Although Geography GCSE does provide a useful foundation some of our best students have chosen this subject in Year 12 for the first time.

Assessment Exam Paper 1 –30% of A level Topics include: Tectonic Processes and Hazards, Landscape Systems, Coastal Landscapes and Change, The water cycle and water insecurity & the carbon cycle and energy security. The examination may include short open, open response and resource-linked questions. The examination includes 12mark and 20-mark extended writing questions. Calculators may be used. Exam Paper 2 – 30% of A level Topics include: Globalisation, shaping places, regenerating places, superpowers & Global development and connections The examination may include short open, open response and resource-linked questions. The examination includes 12mark and 20-mark extended writing questions. Calculators may be used. Exam Paper 3 – 20% A level The synoptic investigation will be based on a geographical issue within a place-based context that links to the three synoptic themes (players, attitudes and actions & futures and uncertainties) and is rooted in two or more of the compulsory content areas.

trips & visits As part of the A level Geography course, it is compulsory for students to complete a minimum of 4 days field work. This will be completed during a 4 day residential field trip.

higher education Geography or Environmental Sciences as a degree.

careers Careers associated include: Travel, Leisure and culture, Environment and sustainability, the business world, Development and global issues, Settlements and Town planning, Hazard prediction and Managing risk.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Mr Mudie


history: A Level

(facilitating)

course specification History is not just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are and about what’s next. Although the History course enables you to study specific countries, people and events in the past, most of what you learn will help you to understand the world we live in and make sense of the issues that we face today. History has a lot to offer in terms of content and skills.

exam board Edexcel

Units AS Level Standalone Qualification Paper 1(Breadth study with interpretations): Germany and West Germany 1918-89 Paper 2 (Depth Study): The rise and fall of fascism in Italy 1911-46 A Level Qualification Paper 1(Breadth study with interpretations): Germany and West Germany 1918-89 Paper 2 (Depth Study): The rise and fall of fascism in Italy 1911-46 Paper 3 (Themes in breadth with aspects in depth): Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain 1780-1928 Coursework Currently the coursework relates to the causes of the Cold War 1945 - 1953

entry criteria You do not need to have taken a GCSE in History to succeed in A Level History. Although History GCSE does provide a useful foundation some of our best students have chosen this subject in Year 12 for the first time. You will need to have at least 5 A* - C GCSE grades including Level 4 in English Language.

higher education As a facilitating subject, History A Level supports progression into a wide range of subjects at university, across all disciplines, as well as enabling further study for a History degree.

careers It is a popular choice for students interested in pursuing a wide variety of careers, for example, Law, the Media, Journalism, Politics, Economics, the Civil Service and International Relations as well as those more directly linked to History. It also provides a useful option for students looking to complement their studies in Maths and Science.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Ms Dunn, Ms Chaggar or Ms Watson


mathematics: A Level

(facilitating)

course specification The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable you to understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study. It will extend your range of mathematical skills and techniques to an extent that enables you to understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are connected.

exam board Edexcel

Units Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1: (2 hours, 100 marks) The contents include proof, Algebra and functions, coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, integration and vectors. Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2: (2 hours, 100 marks) The contents include proof, Algebra and functions, coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, integration, vectors and numerical methods. Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics: (2 hours, 100 marks) The contents include statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, Probability, statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing, Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws and moments.

entry criteria Grade 6, GCSE Mathematics

Assessment 100% Examination

higher education As a facilitating subject Maths A Level supports the progression into a wide range of Science subjects as well as allowing progress to an undergraduate Maths degree.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Ms Kadri, Ms Farrukh or Ms Chana


psychology: A Level

(facilitating)

course specification Psychology is the study of human behaviour. You will learn about specific behaviours and the theory behind why we do what we do. You will also explore and discuss research into human behaviour. The course aims to develop a critical understanding of concepts, theories and methods within psychology. It also teaches you how to apply psychological explanations to contemporary human behaviour. Psychology students often also study Sociology, Health & Social Care, Biology, English and Sports Studies. You will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that: • • • • • • • • •

Involves the study of theory, empirical evidence and practical applications Challenges you to think independently Develops how you view the world around you from different perspectives Teaches you how to plan and conduct scientific investigations Teaches you how to interpret and analyse data Develops your critical reasoning skills Develops your skills of evaluation, interpretation and analysis Provides a varied approach to your studies – teacher and student-led presentations, discussion, note taking, essay writing, individual and group research Teaches you to organise and present theories, models and psychological research in a clear way

exam board AQA

Units Paper 1 Memory, social influence and attachment Paper 2 • • •

Approaches in Psychology- including Biopsychology Psychopathology- phobias, OCD, depression Psychological Investigations- Research Methods

Paper 3 • •

Issues and debates in Psychology - Gender Bias; Culture Bias; Free Will v Determinism; Nature-Nurture, Ethical Issues, Reductionism v Holism Relationships, schizophrenia and aggression

entry criteria • •

Minimum GCSE grade 4 in English Literature or Language Minimum GCSE grade B in Additional Science/ Triple Science

Assessment 100% Examination

higher education Psychology has links with many disciplines including biological, computer and forensic science as well as humanities such as sociology, philosophy, anthropology and even literature.

careers This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Law, the Caring Services, Marketing or Business.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Miss Ogunfidodo


sociology: A Level

(facilitating)

course specification Sociology is the study of people and society. It offers an insight into social and cultural issues. It helps you develop a multiperspective and critical approach to understanding issues around culture, identity, religion, crime, media, childhood and social power. Students who take Sociology often also study Psychology, Drama, History, English Literature and Media Studies. The Sociology A Level course helps students develop a number of new skills. You will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that: • • • • • • •

Introduces you to the study of people and society, helps you to understand why there is order and conflict in society Teaches you how to use evidence to support your arguments Teaches you how to investigate facts and use deduction Teaches you how to put over your point of view fluently Teaches you how to take responsibility for your own learning Develops your skills of evaluation, interpretation and analysis Examines some of the different ways sociologists explain family, education, mass media and crime

exam board AQA

Units Paper 1 • • •

Education Theory and Methods Methods in Context

Paper 2 • Families and Households • Mass Media

Paper 3 • Crime and Deviance • Theories and Methods

entry criteria Minimum GCSE grade 4 in English Literature or Language

Assessment 100% Examination

higher education Sociology A Level is a good stepping stone for most social science undergraduate degree courses including: Law, Criminology, History, Anthropology, Politics, Childcare and Psychology.

careers This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Law, the Caring Services, Marketing or Business.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Miss Ogunfidodo and Miss Williams


art & design: A Level exam board AQA

Units Component 1: Personal Investigation – no time limit and includes written material Component 2: Externally set assignment – Preparatory period plus 15 hour exam 10 hour exam

entry criteria 5 A*-C GCSE grades in any subject; a portfolio of work may be required at enrolment.

trips & visits Creative Process study day at the Institution of Education and Fine Art

higher education A foundation course leading to BA (Honours) in Photography at a university including; Fashion Photography, Photography, Film and Video, Television, Set Design and Media Studies.

careers This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in Photography, Fashion, Journalism or Portrait events

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Ms Storer


drama: A level course specification A Level 2016- first examination in 2018

exam board Edexcel

Units

Three components: Component 1: Devising Component 2: Text in performance Component 3: Theatre makers in practice

entry criteria 5 A* - C grades in any subject

Assessment Component 1: Internally moderated Component 2: External Examiner Component 3: written examination

trips & visits • • •

Frequent trips to the theatre to see a variety of theatre productions Trip to the Globe theatre Workshops with Theatre practitioners

careers Actor, Teacher, Lawyer, TV producer, Stage manager, Theatre Critic, Drama therapist, Director, Theatre designer, Television presenter and Events management.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Miss Marsh - Head Of Drama


media Studies: A Level course specification H409 (new draft specification for first teaching September 2017)

exam board OCR

Units • • • • • • • • •

Introduction to Key Concepts of Media Studies Paper 1a preparation – Unseen Analysis/Construction of Representation across media industries for variety of audiences (TV, Print, Online) Paper 2a preparation – Changing Media Platforms (eg: magazines, radio, film) case studies, comparisons Paper 2b preparation – Evolving Media forms (case studies: music videos and video games) Paper 2c preparation – Long form TV drama (case studies – US/UK mainstream production/non English speaking production) NEA (Non examined assessment) – Introduction to research and planning NEA (Non examined assessment) – Practical media construction/production Paper 1b preparation – evaluation of NEA production through theoretical framework Revision of all Paper 1 and Paper 2 units

entry criteria • • •

Level 4 or above in English Minimum 5 A* - C at GCSE Recommended: Grade C or above in Art, Drama, DT and Maths

Assessment 2 exams • •

Paper 1 (30%) Paper 2 (40%)

1 Non examined assessment •

NEA (30%)

trips & Visits • • • •

BFI – study days Media Magazine Conference SKY visit BFI film workshops (subject to application)

higher education Entry to University with good grades Excellent preparation for Higher Education courses Facilitating Media, Education, Business, Psychology, Law, Advertising, Marketing, Journalism, creative subjects, social sciences.

careers Media (all forms: games, TV, Radio, online, publishing, film production, journalism, distribution, advertising and marketing etc.) Education Business/commerce Law (company, media, entertainment and publishing) New media – digital, online, social and other forms of new business Apprenticeships in Media (SKY FAST FORWARD SCHEME)

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Mr Holloway, Ms Downton and Ms Roberts


textiles: A Level course specification A Level Textiles will help you to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and respond in a creative way, using your knowledge and skills in the materials and methods of creating art, with a focus on both fine art and textile techniques You will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that: • • • •

Is increasingly sought after by creative employers Develops your skills and ability in different aspects of Textiles Will enable your knowledge and understanding of art to grow Allows you to develop your own artistic abilities, confidence and career

exam board Edexcel

Units AS Level Stand Alone Qualification • •

Component 1: Portfolio – No time limit Component 2: Externally set Assignment – Preparatory Period and 10 hour exam

A Level qualification • •

Component 1: Personal Investigation – no time limit and includes written material, A personal study of between 1000 and 3000 words Component 2: Externally set assignment – Preparatory period plus 15 hour exam

entry criteria 5 A*-C grades in any subjects

trips & visits The knitting and stitching show The V&A Museum (or equivalent)

higher education A foundation course leading to BA (Honours) in Art & Design/ Fine Art Design at a university including; Graphics, Textiles, Photography, Film & Video, Television, Set Design, Fashion, Printing, Advertising, Exhibition Design, Art History Curating, Industrial Design.

careers Fashion Design, Costume design for film and performance, interior design

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Ms Welsh or Mrs Mullett


photography: A level course specification A Level Photography will help you to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and respond in a creative way, using your knowledge and skills in the materials and methods of creating art, including digital photography and computer art programmes. You will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that: • • • •

Is increasingly sought after by creative employers Develops your skills and ability in different aspects of photography Will enable your knowledge and understanding of art to grow Allows you to develop your own artistic abilities, confidence and career

exam board AQA

Units AS Level Stand Alone Qualification Component 1: Portfolio – No time limit Component 2: Externally set Assignment – Preparatory Period and 10 hour exam A Level qualification Component 1: Personal Investigation – no time limit and includes written material Component 2: Externally set assignment – Preparatory period plus 15 hour exam

entry criteria The best foundation for success at A Level in Art & Design is a good grade in GCSE Art, although students may take up this course with 5 A*-C grades in any subjects, or a portfolio of work may be required at enrolment.

trips & visits Creative Process study day at the Institution of Education and Fine Art.

higher education A foundation course leading to BA (Honours) in Photography at a university including; Fashion Photography, Photography, Film and Video, Television, Set Design and Media Studies.

careers Photographer: Fashion, Journalism or portrait events

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Ms Storer or Ms Pyke


BTEC level 3 Qualifications


applied science: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Course Specification BTEC Applied Science focuses on a wide range of vocational science skills through carrying out practical work to learn key theoretical concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The vocational aspect of the course enables students to develop links between theoretical science and science within the workplace. The 2 year course is equivalent to 2 A Levels. There may be a work experience component to this course as well.

Units Year 12

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills Unit 4: Laboratory Techniques and their Application + 3 Optional Units Year 13 Unit 5: Principles and Applications of Science II Unit 6: Investigative Project Unit 7: Contemporary Issues in Science. + 3 Optional Units

entry criteria C - D grade in GCSE Science

trips & visits There is no compulsory field work unit in the new specification but we endeavour to take students on as many trips and visits as possible so that they are able to supplement their studying of biology with information from external sources eg. The Wellcome Trust, Amersham Field Centre and the Hunterian Surgical Museum

careers This qualification leads to a wide range of careers including radiography, biomedical science, nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy


health & social care: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma course specification Health and Social Care is a rewarding profession which provides you with the opportunity to care for others and make a positive difference to people’s lives.

exam board OCR

Units • • • • • • • • • • • •

Unit 2: Diversity, Equality and Rights Unit 1: Building positive relationships in health and social care Unit 3: Health, Hazards and Safety Unit 5: Infection Control Unit 4: Anatomy Unit 11: Career Planning for Health and Social Care Unit 6: Personalisation and a Person Centred Approach to Care Unit 12: Promoting Positive Behaviour Unit 7: Safeguarding Unit 13: Sexual health, reproduction and early development stages Unit 23: Sociology for health and social care Unit 24: Public Health

entry criteria 4 A* - C grades and Level 4 in English Level 2 BTEC Merit

Assessment 5 exams and 7 units of coursework over two years

higher education • •

University Apprenticeships

careers • • • •

Nursing Midwifery Teaching Social work

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Miss Williams


BTEC level 2 Qualifications


child care: BTEC Level 2 National Extended Diploma course specification Level 2 Childcare

Units

Child Development Keeping Children Safe Caring for Children

entry criteria GCSE grades D - G Level 2 BTEC Pass +

Assessment A combination of coursework and an exam

higher education Level 3 courses in Childcare Level 3 courses in Health and Social Care A-Levels in Psychology or Sociology

careers Nursery nurse Midwifery Paediatric nurse

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Miss Williams and Miss Coleman


Creative Digital Media Production: Level 2 btec national diploma course specification Certificate In Creative Digital Media Production • • •

2 core units (60GLH) 1 mandatory unit (30GLH) 4-5 optional specialist units (150GLH)

exam board Pearson (Edexcel)

Units • • • • • • • •

Unit 1: Digital Media Sectors and Audiences (30 GLH) core Unit 2: Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product (30GLH) core Unit 8: Media Industry in Context (30GLH) mandatory Unit 3: Digital Moving Image Production (30GLH) optional Unit 9: Digital Editing for Moving Image (60GLH) optional Unit 14: Writing for Digital Media (30GLH) optional Unit 16: Digital Art for a Media Product (30GLH) optional Unit 20: Factual Media Production (60GLH) optional

entry criteria • • •

Excellent attendance in year 11 GCSE grades D - G Aptitude and interest in digital media, art and film/TV production

Assessment ��� • • • •

Electronic and verbal presentations Producing products such as films, audio broadcast, games Electronic media including websites, podcasts, blogs etc. Written proposals, reports and forms Core and mandatory unit exams: unit 1 and unit 8. 1 hour each

trips & visits • • •

Studio visits Production days Visiting workshop leaders

higher education • • • •

1 year course which can lead to entry into Level 3 qualifications Possible routes into Level 3 Media Production (Cambridge Technical) Possible route into Level 3 GCE Media Studies A level Apprenticeships in media production/post-production

careers Designed to support entry into the media industries but in particular film and television, music video and online media production May be useful in other areas including advertising and marketing, music industry, social media and communications and business

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Mr Holloway Ms Roberts


public services: Level 2 btec national diploma course specification The BTEC Level 2 First Award in Public Services is a vocational qualification with an emphasis upon applied learning. This means that students will learn key information and then have to apply it to day-to-day situations.

exam board Edexcel

Units Modules on the course include: • • • •

The Role and Work of the Public Services Working Skills in the Public Service Sector Employment in the Public Services Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle for the Public

entry criteria GCSE grades D - G

Assessment The course consists of four modules, one of which is assessed via online test. The other three modules are completed via coursework tasks and practical assessments.

higher education • •

Level 3 Courses A Level

careers This course provides a foundation for careers in public service other vocational areas.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Mr McInnes, Mrs Roberts or Ms Coleman


certificate of personal effectiveness course specification The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness is a nationally recognised qualification outcome of the ASDAN programmes. The qualifications offer imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities. They promote, and allow you to record a wide range of your personal qualities, abilities and achievements, as well as introducing you to new activities and challenges.

exam board ASDAN

Units The CoPE Student Book comprises 12 modules, each of which is divided into three sections. Each section should take 10 hours, which is worth one credit. Students will need 12 credits to gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness. The module titles are: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Communication Citizenship and Community Sport and Leisure Independent Living The Environment Vocational Preparation Health and Fitness Work Related Learning and Enterprise Science and Technology International Links Expressive Arts Beliefs and Values

By building a Portfolio of Evidence as they complete various challenges, students must demonstrate competence at Level 1 or 2 in the following skills: Introduction to Working with Others, Introduction to Improving own Learning and Performance, Introduction to Problem Solving, Planning and Carrying out a Piece of Research, Communication through Discussion and Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation.

entry criteria No formal entry requirements

Assessment Portfolio of Evidence

higher education COPE Level 2

careers COPE provides a foundation to working in a variety of sectors.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject? Mr McInnes


additional learning Personal Spiritual Cultural Health and Economic Education: PSCHE is taught to students via a series of drop down days. Topics covered include Driver Safety, Personal Safety and Gender orientation.

Religious Studies: Students in Year 12 and 13 are taught Religious Studies through a drop down days. Topics include Animal Rights and Spirituality. A number of trips are incorporated including the London Zoo, the Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral.


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BY tube

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