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ELECTIVES

BOOKLET 2014/15


INTRODUCTION

THE ONLINE SELECTION PROCESS

The choices form link has been emailed to students and must be completed by Friday 27 June 2014. Before pressing the submit button, students can print the choices selected for reference.

As in previous years, students select eight courses, but these must now be drawn from the three sections:

The organisation of the booklet and the selection process has changed this year. There are now three sections to the booklet: •

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1 Select two courses from each section plus two further courses from any section.

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TWO from Physical

TWO from Cultural

TWO free choices from any section

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Once places on courses have been allocated, parents and guardians will be sent a copy of their child’s elective timetable for the year.

Parents or guardians return a signed parental consent form to Client Services by the start of the autumn term.


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N.B. • Electives will usually include groups of students across the Year 7 – Year 11 age range. • The Electives Programme is subsidised by the College. Voluntary contributions will be needed to cover materials, transport, hire of facilities and employing specialist tutors. Students can take home items made. To ensure viability of a course, enough contributions will be needed to cover these costs. Costs are included in the course detail. Financial aid is available for children eligible for free school meals. • The cost listed is usually for the one term (6 weeks) elective. Subsequent events, sessions or courses related to the short course may well incur further costs. • The electives listed will only run if there is sufficient interest. Electives have a minimum number required to run. In the event of this number not being reached or insufficient contributions being received, the course will not run. • Electives run at different times during the year and there are compulsory courses that students are required to follow. It may not be possible to timetable all choices for this reason.

WHAT TO DO NEXT Read through this booklet and take note of additional icons such as the bus logo. Electives which show this symbol finish later in the day and you will need to organise transport to get you home. 1. Submit your options using the link in your email no later than Friday 27 June at 3.30pm. 2. Enter your first name, surname, form and your 8 choices – two from each section and two further free choices. 3. Print your form for reference. 4. Submit your form when finished. N.B. Your form will not submit unless you complete all fields 5. Once your options have been processed, you will receive a parental consent letter detailing the five elective courses allocated. 6. Where chargeable electives are allocated, the relevant fee will be uploaded to your parent pay account. Parental consent forms must be signed and returned to client services by Friday 29 August 2014

SYMBOLS Electives which show this symbol are suitable for adding to CVs and will come in useful as an experience for university applications or post-16 applications. Electives which show this symbol are courses which provide certificates on completion. Electives which show this symbol finish later than the school day so transport will need to be arranged from College; some students may miss their school bus.

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CONTENTS

ARTS A Beautiful Mess (crafts) Awful Orchestra Baking Brilliance Bath Bomb Design Batik Brass Band Rehearsal Card Making Chamber Choir Christmas Performance CineClub Costume Making Creative Writing Crochet Cross Stitch Creations Cupcake Decorating Cute Crafts Fantasy World Film Club History of Popular Music in the Later 20th Century Improvisation Magazine Design Make a Vase Making your own Stamps Mask Making Master Chef Mixed Media Jewellery Musical Performance – Boys Musical Performance – Dance Papier Mâché Creations Performance of a Play Photography Photography Introduction KS3 Plush Toys Portraiture Potter’s Wheel Recycled Percussion Showcase Choir - Summer Concert Soft Toys Stitching Cards Studio Recording Technical Team for Summer Concert Theatre Technology Ukelele Ensemble for Summer Concert Wednesday Crafternoon Wooden Boxes

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PHYSICAL Anaerobic and Aerobic Fitness Training Badminton Badminton - Intermediate Bowling Bowling - Intermediate Cricket Cycling Dance Leaders’ Course Fencing Fencing Level 2 Football Freestyle Swimming Golf Horse Riding Ice Figure Skating Ice Figure Skating - Intermediate Improving Fitness Junior Athlete Education Programme Mountain Biking PADI Seal Team PADI Scuba Diver Ocean Conservation Rock Climbing Rock Climbing Intermediate Rounders Running / Cross Country Club Self Defence Skiing Skiing Intermediate Snowboarding for Beginners/ Intermediate Squash Street Dance Street Dance - Intermediate Swimming Swimming - Intermediate Tennis Tennis - Intermediate Touch Rugby Volleyball Watersports Yoga

CULTURAL ¡Olé! Additional Mathematics BBC News School Report Be the Change The Big Wide World Club Blood, Bones and Body Bits Bollywood Extravaganza! Book Club and Creative Writing Booster Spanish Childcare Virtual Baby KS3 Famous Women in History First Aid GCSE Science Masterclass Go Wild! Hair & Beauty Hair & Beauty - Intermediate How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords Journalism Let your Words be Heard Manga Anime Mad Naturally Healthy Potions Quizzers Red Cross Babysitting Certificate Rocket Science Science of Films Sign Language Sonnet Writing South Asian/ Middle Eastern cooking Supporter 2 Reporter (S2R) Sustainable Cities The Science of Doctor Who The World of Tolkien and Beyond Trekking the World The Ultimate Gap Year UK Maths Challenge Preparation Volunteering Weapons and Events in WWII Wonders of the World World Book Club Writing Sci-Fi Yearbook Elective Youth Speaks


ARTS A BEAUTIFUL MESS Don’t you agree the best things in life are free? Well, in this elective, the best things in life are handmade! Through this elective, there will be the opportunity for you to work on your own hand-made projects that will allow you to have your own creative freedom and create your own bwilleautiful Mess! Each week we will be creating different projects and developing ideas to make projects that you can keep - or that make great gifts! All will be documented in your very own scrapbook to keep.

AWFUL ORCHESTRA Bring your instruments: spoons, violin, guitar, ukelele, recorder & we will make music!

BAKING BRILLIANCE Become the next Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood and explore the diverse and exciting range of foods that can be created through the art of baking. Throughout this course you will develop your practical skills in the Food Technology room and establish baking as a skill for life as we prepare a selection of baked culinary delights. Each week you will make a dish which allows you to build on your baking talents as well as pick up a range of new tips to assist you in making highly skilled products. REQUIREMENTS: Students to supply own ingredients each week

BATH BOMB DESIGN During the course you will learn how to make bath bombs and how to make them into creative designs for gifts or even yourself. REQUIREMENTS: Flour, vinegar and bicarbinate of soda or coke and Mentos.

BATIK Create a traditional Batik fabric piece by employing traditional techniques. Explore your own theme and experiment with wax and dyes. Decorate, embellish and take home to impress your family or give as a gift.

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BRASS BAND REHEARSALS In this elective, the brass band will rehearse a repertoire that will be performed at the Christmas concert. Students who already play a brass instrument are welcome; please feel free to bring any music or arrangements that you have and think would be suitable to perform at the Christmas concert. REQUIREMENTS: Bring your own instrument

CARD MAKING Christmas, Birthday or Easter, we will make a range of cards using a variety of paper craft techniques.

CHAMBER CHOIR As a member of the Chamber Choir, you will rehearse a selection of songs in preparation for the annual Christmas Concert. This elective is by invitation only, so please select this choice if you are a member of the Chamber Choir.

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE This option is for any student who would like to work on a short Christmas play for the Christmas Carol Service. You must be able to work as part of a team, be committed to rehearsals as well as energetic and focused in performance.

CINECLUB Love movies? Enjoy Spanish? Want to brush up on those listening skills and learn some cinematography vocab like how to say ‘close up’ or ‘panning shot’ in Spanish? At CineClub you will sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the world of Hispanic cinema where you will watch a variety of popular, contemporary Spanish films (with subtitles). You will also learn about famous Hispanic film makers and find out how the Spanish civil war impacted on Spanish-film making. ¡Nos vemos al CineClub!

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ARTS COSTUME MAKING Ever wanted to learn about costume making or props? Come join this elective where there will be workshops relating to the craftsmanship of costume and prop making. This elective will allow you to develop your ideas and bring them to life. REQUIREMENTS: Card and clothing relating to your costume

CREATIVE WRITING Are you the next budding JK Rowling? Do you have stories just waiting to be told? Well, if so, come and develop your skills on this creative writing elective that gives you free rein to develop the skills to write your own short stories. By the end of the elective, you will have written your own short story which could well be the start of a great novel!

CROCHET Discover a new and versatile craft that is a rising trend in fashion, jewellery and home décor. You don’t need a lot of experience to get started and create something quickly.

CROSS STITCH CREATIONS Running out of gift ideas? Come along and create a handmade, unique gift of your choice. Choose designs from Christmas decorations to sock puppets.The possiblities are endless! You can create your own design or choose from our collection. All you need is your imagination.

CUPCAKE DECORATING A fun and creative introduction to cupcake decorating. Learn how to make and use different types of icing and cake decorations. REQUIREMENTS: Students must bring a minimum of six cupcakes to decorate. COST: £15

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CUTE CRAFTS You will make a range of cute textile items inspired by vintage or Japanese crafts such as needle cases, pin cushions, small bags etc. It is important to enjoy sewing.

FANTASY WORLD Do you enjoy watching fantasy films? Is the Lord of the Rings a favourite book or film? Then this is the course for you! We will be exploring the fantasy genre through creative writing, reading, films, drama and designing fantasy board games. A definite choice for for the imaginative student.

FILM CLUB The College is a member of a national organisation, linked to the British Film Institute, called Film Club. This is a brilliant club as we can borrow all sorts of films, catch up on the latest techniques, enter national competitions and do live streamed interviews with famous actors.

HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC IN THE LATER 20TH CENTURY Looking into (and listening) to the music your parents and grandparents listened to and how it affected the world (and perhaps still does!).

IMPROVISATION This option is for students who would like to develop their improvisation skills. You must be willing to work as part of a team as well as do individual performance. This is not for the faint hearted!

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MAGAZINE DESIGN Design and create your own magazine. Create your own publication from the photography and feature writing through to the design and walk away with the finished product. REQUIREMENTS: Students to bring a magazine each.

MAKE A VASE Create a large piece of ceramics, employing techniques used for centuries. Coils of clay joined together will create a large vessel. Decorate, glaze and take home to impress the family.

MAKING YOUR OWN STAMPS In this elective we are going to explore a particular area of craft, that of creating stamps. We will create stamps using household materials such as string, plastics and cardboard, then we will move onto creating our own rubber stamps.

MASK MAKING You will design and make a variety of masks from a choice of materials and techniques which will include card, papier mâchÊ, clay or mod rock. You will then finish your masks with paint, glaze and other materials to embellish the final creation.

MASTER CHEF

Develop and learn a range of new garnishing and decoration techniques used by chefs in the food industry in order to produce a range of high quality dishes. Discover the processes involved through the production of food and practise a range of techniques in the presentation of food products. Each week a new skill will be introduced which you will be able to practise through the making of both sweet and savoury products. A competition will then take place at the end of the term which will involve you producing a highly skilled dish and presenting it on a plate within a required time for judging to take place. REQUIREMENTS: Students to bring their own ingredients each week.

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MIXED MEDIA JEWELLERY You will make a range of jewellery items from a variety of materials including fabric, ribbon, tape measures and tin.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – BOYS This option is for boys who would like to work on a song from a hit musical to perform at the Summer Concert. You will be singing, moving and acting. You must be able to work as part of a team, be committed to rehearsals as well as energetic and focused in performance.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – DANCE This option is for dancers who would like to stage some songs from popular musicals to perform at the Summer Concert. You must have some dance experience, be able to work as part of a team, be committed to rehearsals as well as energetic and focused in performance.

PAPIER MÂCHÉ CREATIONS Create a variety of items using Papier Mâché.

PERFORMANCE OF A PLAY In this course you will have the opportunity to work on a scripted play and perform it to an audience. This course is designed for older students in Years 9 - 11 who would like to develop their acting skills further. It would be particularly beneficial for students studying Drama for GCSE. You must attend for both terms 1 & 2.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Learn to improve your skills in digital photography. Find out what makes a good photograph and develop your practical skills by using a camera in, around and outside of the College. Prepare a portfolio of your best work to share with your friends. REQUIREMENTS: Digital camera if you have one.

PHOTOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION KS3 Photography is an exciting medium that can be used in many different ways. Learn the first key steps for taking a creative and successful photograph and explore new digital experimental techniques to enhance your images. Gain an insight into GCSE photography through observing and investigating a variety of photographic media, techniques and processes including hands-on experimentation with traditional and digital media.

PLUSH TOYS You will make a different plush toy each week from fabric using a pattern and cutting templates.

PORTRAITURE In this elective we will cover the art of portrait making and explore different ways to portray the human face and figure. Students will be able to express their creativity and see discover new ways of seeing.

POTTER’S WHEEL You will develop the skills required to confidently throw and turn a pot on the potter’s wheel. Using these techniques you will produce a variety of cylinder and bowl shaped pots which will be turned to produce a decorative foot. These will be finished using glazes.

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RECYCLED PERCUSSION In this elective, you will use recycled materials from around the College such as boxes, old newspapers and bins to create musical instruments that can be combined to create exciting and unusual compositions. Each week, we will combine materials to hear the different sounds that can be made, and in groups you will compose a piece of music using instruments that you have created. REQUIREMENTS: Bring some recycled materials.

SHOWCASE CHOIR - SUMMER CONCERT If you have a real passion for singing, choose this elective! In the summer term, Catmose College will be hosting a large scale concert comprising of music, dance and drama. In terms 3 and 4, you will be learning a variety of show songs which you will perform at this exciting event. You must choose this elective if you are enthusiastic about singing and ready to give lots of energy within rehearsals.

SOFT TOYS Tired of your teddies? Why not come along to the soft toy elective and make one of your own? No sewing skills required! You will learn a range of stitches to make and decorate your toy. Full of ideas? You can design and make your own pattern, or use one from our collection, anything from ghosts and frogs to ugly dolls or turtles. The choice is yours!

STITCHING CARDS In this elective you will use patterns to produce greetings cards using three fold cards and metallic thread.

STUDIO RECORDING Are you a vocalist, musician or composer who has an interest in learning to use the College’s recording studio to record your own tracks? This elective will teach you all there is to know in order to produce high quality recordings. No prior technical experience is necessary but you will need a willingness to learn the techniques as well as performing. You will learn about microphones, recording equipment, mixing and producing tracks that you have performed on and have the opportunity to create a band with your peers or work on a solo track of your choice. By the end you will have a professional recording where you are the star!

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TECHNICAL TEAM FOR SUMMER CONCERT This elective is aimed at experienced technicians who are either part of the technical team or have previous technical experience. You will be assigned a technical role (sound, lighting, video production or backstage) and spend this time refining your skills, planning for the Summer Concert and providing ongoing technical support for the performers. Towards the end of term, you will be expected to attend any additional rehearsals and the Summer Concert.

THEATRE TECHNOLOGY Want to learn what goes on behind the scenes of the College’s performing arts productions? This elective covers all aspects of technical theatre including sound, lighting, backstage and video production.

UKELELE ENSEMBLE FOR SUMMER CONCERT In the summer term, Catmose College will be hosting a large scale concert comprising of music, dance and drama. In term 5, you will be rehearsing some songs on the ukulele to perform in this exciting event. It would be beneficial if you have some experience of playing the ukulele; however, this is not essential.

WEDNESDAY CRAFTERNOON Create decorative and useful items for your home from recycled and reusable materials. REQUIREMENTS: Students will be given a weekly ‘shopping list’ of affordable and easily available items to work from during sessions.

WOODEN BOXES Make a pine box using traditional methods of construction. You can decide whether to have a hinged lid, sliding lid or friction fit lid. Time permitting, you can choose which decoration you would like to add to the lid - pyrography, carving or laser.

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ANAEROBIC AND AEROBIC FITNESS TRAINING This is a non weight-lifting related activity, heavily focused on developing leg strength, through use of cross trainers, static bikes and running machines. The competitive element is against oneself and not against others. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit and water

BADMINTON XXXXXX Get xxxxxxx fit and hone your reflexes in one of the fastest racquet sports around. Badminton is an easy sport to pick up, but a hard one to master. In this elective, you’ll learn the basics of badminton and play plenty of competitive games. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit

BADMINTON - INTERMEDIATE Improve your power, accuracy, court awareness, tactical skills and team play. Play for fun, fitness and healthy competition. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit

BOWLING XXXXX This xxxxxxx elective can be both fun and competitive. The afternoon is organised to suit the demands of each age group. Coaching is available. COST: COST: xxxxx £30

BOWLING - INTERMEDIATE If you can consistently knock down pins without bumpers then this course is for you. You will learn how to improve your game and take it to the next level. COST: £30

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CRICKET To learn or develop basic skills of batting, bowling, fielding and being part of a team. REQUIREMENTS: Sports clothing.

XXXXX CYCLING xxxxxx Develop the skills required to be a competent rider and an understanding of the different skills involved with cycling. Be able to execute basic cycling skills REQUIREMENTS: Working bike, (No BMXs ), helmet.

DANCE LEADERS COURSE This course will cover the basic dance technique and teaching skills to deliver a short routine to the group and eventually to perform to an audience of primary students REQUIREMENTS: Leggings and PE top.

XXXXX FENCING xxxxxxx You will learn the fundamentals of modern épée fencing so that you will be able to fence with each other using the correct techniques, moves and footwork. This will be a fun and challenging course. COST: The skills you will learn at Level One will be: the épée and grip, safe use of the equipment, the salute, xxxx the on guard position, steps forward, backward and the lunge, the parry, etiquette of fencing and simple refereeing.

FENCING - LEVEL 2 In this course (Level Two) you will build on the skills you have previously learnt in the fencing elective. The skills will be more advanced blade and footwork. The aim of this course is that by the end, if you wish to, you will be able to take part in inter-school fencing competitions and county Level competitions. REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of Fencing Level 1 or similar experience.

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FOOTBALL You will be given the opportunity to improve your skills through individual practices and exercises. Each week, you will play in small-sided games, interacting with all the other students in the electives within a 4 or 6 team tournament. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit.

FREESTYLE XXXXXX SWIMMING Improve xxxxxxx your freestyle/front crawl swim technique with this elective. REQUIREMENTS: Swim kit - swimming costume - no bikinis or tankinis, goggles and towel.

GOLF Learn how to play golf at Rutland Water Golf Club. Tuition provided by their professional golfer. Holding the club, addressing the ball and using different clubs for varying distances. REQUIREMENTS: Please wear trainers and ensure you are protected against wind and rain. COST: £15

HORSE RIDING XXXXX

Professional led instruction on everything from tacking up, countryside hacks to gymkhana and jumping. xxxxxxx REQUIREMENTS: Suitable wet/cold weather clothing and footwear with a heel such as boots or COST: wellingtons. xxxxx COST: £60

ICE FIGURE SKATING Ever watched ‘Dancing On Ice’ and wanted to skate like the pros? Now you can learn to skate in just 6 weeks. This elective is suitable for anyone, even if you’ve never skated before. We cover Skate UK Grades 1-3 which includes basic skating, gliding on one foot, backwards skating and much more! COST: £30

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PHYSICAL ICE FIGURE SKATING - INTERMEDIATE Once you have completed the skating elective once, why not give it another go at intermediate level and learn even more skills? We will re-cap your basic skating skills and continue through Skate UK Grades 4 and 5 where you can learn turning, crossovers and even spinning! REQUIREMENTS: • Only opt for this course if you have the necessary experience. • Comfortable clothing, long socks and gloves are essential. COST: £30

IMPROVING FITNESS XXXXX

Improve your fitness in a 60 station gym featuring state of the art gym Techno gym equipment. The xxxxxx instructors will tailor you a programme to suit areas that you would like to work on. Improve your cardiovascular fitness on the running machines, your muscular endurance on the rowing/cycling machines. Tone up your muscles on the weight machines. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit.

JUNIOR ATHLETE EDUCATION PROGRAMME If you are keen to reach the top in your chosen sport then this elective is for you. The JAE programme will provide guidance and advice on strength and conditioning; performance profiling; goal setting; athlete development; performance pathways and nutrition. This elective has clear links to the Sports Scholarship and to the SPARQ testing. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit.

XXXXX MOUNTAIN BIKING xxxxxxx An intensive ride around the Hambleton Peninsula. If you have the stamina, we will move on to the full reservoir circuit. This is an endurance challenge suitable for experienced cyclists with a mountain COST: bike. Not suitable for a BMX. xxxx REQUIREMENTS: Cycle helmet, water bottle, puncture repair kit.

PADI SEAL TEAM This course introduces young divers to a range of skills that promote their ability to operate in the confines of a pool environment and dive safely. Skills include buoyancy, equipment, mask clearing and appropriate breathing techniques. The PADI Seal Team is designed as a pool based diver course. Each diver receives their own branded learning materials, and on completion of the course, they are issued with a plastic Seal Team Certification card. There are five modules to the course and over a six week period the range of modules can be achieved through the pool sessions. Week six can be used as an introduction to continued learning, such as a sample session for Master Seal Team. REQUIREMENTS: Swim kit and towel COST: £120 Catmose College Electives Booklet 2014/15

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ARTS PADI SCUBA DIVER The first in the range of entry level diver certifications. Completion allows divers to dive in open water to a maximum depth of 12 metres under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. The course entails three sections: • Theory: Book and DVD-based learning. Self-study knowledge development, quizzes and exams. • Confined Water (Pool) Skills Development: Instructor led training to acquire skills necessary to effectively scuba dive underwater. • Open Water Skills: Instructor led open water diving. 2 dives are required (usually over one day) . Successfully completing all three sections results in the PADI Scuba Diver Certification. REQUIREMENTS: Year 9, 10 & 11 students. Swim kit and towel COST: £249

OCEAN CONSERVATION There is a significant link between diving sports and ocean conservation. Promotion of protection of XXXXXX water, protection of species and coral reefs are of key concern to all divers. The Project Aware range of classroom learning is designed to promote these aspects amongst all and, as such, non-divers xxxxxxx can learn about the range of activities that they can undertake to affect positive interaction with our water. These can include: Project Aware: Coral Reef Conservation Project Aware: Shark Awareness COST: £30

ROCK CLIMBING The climbing club offers the very best in fun-filled climbing activity, introducing participants to the foundations of climbing and beyond in a safe and friendly environment. Participants will follow the excellent NICAS Scheme (National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme). Climbers progress through levels of this nationally recognised certificated scheme, under the supervision of our expert and experienced instructors. Each participant has their own log book to record and track their progress. REQUIREMENTS: Comfortable clothing, trainers, warm fleece, cagoule. COST: £30

ROCK CLIMBING - INTERMEDIATE Level 2 (top rope climber) is a key stage in a climber’s development. It is designed to correspond XXXXX to most climbing centres’ membership standards and introduces climbing grades to candidates. Candidates will gain a better understanding of climbing movement, with the aim of progressing xxxxxxx the French Sport Grades. Candidates will also be introduced to different types of harness through and climbing equipment such as belay devices etc. This course will run over 2 terms. COST: xxxxx REQUIREMENTS: For year groups 8,9,10 & 11

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ROUNDERS Rounders is a fast exciting game, which provides players with the opportunity to develop batting, bowling, fielding and running skills. These skills can be transferred to lots of other sports. It is a non-contact sport so players of all abilities and ages can participate. Most importantly, rounders is fun and fosters great team spirit. Each session will involve practising different skills and putting them into practice in a match. REQUIREMENTS: PE Kit 18

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RUNNING/CROSS COUNTRY CLUB If you are keen to prepare for the cross-country / athletics season then this elective is for you. Each week you will complete a different running session which will be tailored to your specific level of fitness using a V-DOT formula. Sessions will take place at the College and in the surrounding countryside. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit.

XXXXX SELF DEFENCE xxxxxx This will give you a crash course in self defence including basic fighting technique, personal awareness and safety, throws and holds. Beginners and experienced martial artists welcome. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit.

SKIING Dry slope skiing for beginner and intermediate skiers. Perfect introduction to the slopes for the novice and great for improving technique for those more experienced. With this six week elective you will learn the snow plough, how to turn and how to stop safely on the slopes. REQUIREMENTS: Comfortable clothing: thick walking or ski socks; jeans are unsuitable; gloves essential - you are not allowed on the slope without them. COST: £60

SKIING INTERMEDIATE The instructors can offer a programme for the intermediate/advanced skier to enable further

XXXXX progression with technique. Refine your parallel skiing, take part in slalom and get ready for those crisp white pistes. xxxxxxx REQUIREMENTS: Only opt for this course if you have necessary experience. COST: • Comfortable clothing: thick walking or ski socks; jeans are unsuitable; gloves essential - you are xxxx not allowed on the slope without them. COST: £60

SNOWBOARDING FOR BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE Snowboarding for beginners A perfect introduction to the slopes for all snowboarder enthusiasts. With this six week programme you will learn the slope basics of how to turn and stop safely with style at Tallington dry slope and then experience the snow conditions and adventure for the sport at Tamworth indoor snow dome for the final week’s session. REQUIREMENTS: Padded ski gloves, salopettes (or track suit bottoms with waterproof over trousers – jeans not appropriate) waterproof jacket, long ski/walking socks. You will not be allowed on the slopes without padded gloves and long sleeves. COST: £60 Catmose College Electives Booklet 2014/15

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ARTS SQUASH Squash is a fantastic aerobic exercise. Enjoy a great cardio respiratory workout. During this elective you will learn the rules of squash, the scoring system and basic techniques to enable you to play to a competent level. Squash involves movement and coordination so will suit active students and those prepared to push themselves physically. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit.

STREET XXXXXXDANCE Come xxxxxxxalong to this high energy elective where you will learn the technique and choreography involved in street dance and musical theatre. You will be involved in learning several moves and routines that you will perform in both small groups and whole group dances. REQUIREMENTS: Leggings and PE top.

STREET DANCE - INTERMEDIATE This elective is open to those students who have participated in the Street dance elective previously or who are a member of a dance club outside of College. During this elective, you will be taught more complex and difficult dance moves in order to be part of both small and large group performances. You may have the opportunity to choreograph and rehearse pieces that will be selected for the annual Spotlight dance show. REQUIREMENTS: Only opt for this course if you have previous experience.

XXXXX SWIMMING xxxxxxx This elective is all about improving your technique and learning to swim effectively with all the major strokes, i.e. Front crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke. You will also be taught a lot of other skills COST: in watersports, i.e. skulling, treading water and diving. involved xxxxx REQUIREMENTS: Swimming kit, towel.

SWIMMING - INTERMEDIATE This elective is open to all club swimmers who compete regularly. This elective will focus on training advanced skills of swimming strokes and diving, including diving off blocks and practising competition turns. You will also be taught the technique for doing butterfly stroke. REQUIREMENTS: Only opt for this course if you have the necessary experience. • Swimming kit, towel

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PHYSICAL TENNIS You will be taught the basic technique of all the major shots within tennis i.e. Forehand, Backhand, Volley and Serve. You will also be given tips and advice from an expert coach on how to improve your skills and how to implement them in game situations. You will be given the opportunity to play a variety of different games and play in singles and doubles competitions. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit.

TENNIS - INTERMEDIATE XXXXX In the intermediate level, you will need to have obtained the basic skills and be able to participate in

a controlled, continuous rally with a partner. In this elective, the focus will be on shot selection during xxxxxx game situations and understanding what shots to play in certain situations. You will also be taught different tactics and strategies that are involved in games of doubles. REQUIREMENTS: Only opt for this course if you have the necessary experience. • PE kit.

TOUCH RUGBY Touch rugby is a fast growing sport in the UK - a form of rugby with minimal contact, focusing on speed, tactics passing and fitness. With amateur teams popping up all over the country, this is your chance to get an early start in the sport. Learn the rules, play the game and play fixtures against other teams. Can be played both indoors and outdoors. REQUIREMENTS: Suitable footwear for both indoor (gym shoes) and outdoor (trainers, moulded studs).

VOLLEYBALL XXXXX Volleyball is one of

the world’s most popular team sports; in fact twice as many people play competitive volleyball worldwide as play football. The main objective of volleyball is to stop the ball xxxxxxx hitting the ground anywhere on your side of the net with just three touches - whilst trying to make it hit the ground on your opponent’s side of the court. It is a non-contact sport so players of all abilities COST: and ages can participate. Each session will involve practising different skills and putting them into xxxx practice in a match. REQUIREMENTS: PE kit.

WATERSPORTS This is a fun introduction to the basic skills required for watersports. You will have the opportunity to experience Windsurfing, Canoeing, Sailing and Raft Building at Whitwell, Rutland Water. REQUIREMENTS: Swimming kit, towel COST: £30

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PHYSICAL ARTS YOGA Enjoy the benefits of yoga with this elective. Gain a feeling of being more ‘balanced’, better enhanced sleep, improved focus and concentration, an increasing feeling of calmness and developing physical strength and flexibility. REQUIREMENTS: Yoga mat or small bath towel, fleece blanket (for colder months), comfortable clothes.

The choices form link has been emailed to students and must be completed by Friday 27 June 2014. Before pressing the submit button, students can print the choices selected for reference.

As in previous years, students select eight courses, but these must now be drawn from the three sections:

The organisation of the booklet and the selection process has changed this year. There are now three sections to the booklet: •

ARTS

PHYSICAL

CULTURAL

1 Select two courses from each section plus two further courses from any section.

TWO from Arts

TWO from Physical

TWO from Cultural

TWO free choices from any section

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Once places on courses have been allocated, parents and guardians will be sent a copy of their child’s elective timetable for the year.

Parents or guardians return a signed parental consent form to client services by the start of the autumn term.

WHAT TO DO NEXT Read through this booklet and take note of additional icons such as the Bus Logo. Electives which show this symbol finish later in the day and you will need to organise transport to get you home. 1. Submit your options using the link in your email no later than Friday 27 June at 3.30pm. 2. Enter your first name, surname, form and your 8 choices – two from each section and two further free choices. 3. Print your form for reference. 4. Submit your form when finished. N.B. Your form will not submit unless you complete all fields 5. Once your options have been processed, you will receive a parental consent letter detailing the five elective courses allocated. 6. Where chargeable electives are allocated, the relevant fee will be uploaded to your parent pay account. PARENTAL CONSENT FORMS MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED TO CLIENT SERVICES BY Friday 29 August 2014

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CULTURAL ARTS

¡OLÉ! Ever wondered why the Spanish throw tomatoes at each other? Or why the Mexicans celebrate ‘cinco de mayo’? Or ever tried to make your own ‘Piñata’? At ¡Olé! you will learn about different Hispanic cultures and traditions through crafts, music and a series of mini TV documentaries. You’ll also learn about the Aztecs and what a typical day in the life of a tribe is like.

ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS XXXXXX

Do you enjoy Mathematics? Do you want to continue to study this at Advanced Level? This course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to continue the study of Mathematics beyond xxxxxxx GCSE at AS and A-level. It will be undertaken in conjunction with your normal GCSE and is suited to those targeted A*/A grades at GCSE. This course would require all of your elective allocation throughout the year. The content consists of four areas of Pure Mathematics: Algebra; Co-ordinate Geometry; Trigonometry.

BBC NEWS SCHOOL REPORT Want to make the news for real with a deadline? Spend two terms finding out how to create a news broadcast in preparation for BBC News School report Newsday (Thursday 19 March 2015) when you will work on making a news broadcast that will be linked to from the BBC News School Report website.

BE XXXXX THE CHANGE Ever xxxxxxx wanted to do something like tell someone not to throw litter? Ever wanted to help your community? Be the Change is where you will learn about how to build your confidence, community projects and world COST:projects. This elective will use the Me To We method. xxxxx

THE BIG WIDE WORLD CLUB Exploring the world one week at a time. Ever wondered what the most popular sport is in outer Mongolia? What is the most popular snack in the metropolitan city of Mumbai? Or the most dangerous insect in the Australian Outback? Each week, through the use of media and literature, we will travel to a different country. We will learn about the cultures and traditions, the people, the wildlife, and most importantly the food! If your interested come with an open mind and an empty passport.

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ARTS CULTURAL

BLOOD, BONES AND BODY BITS! This elective is for anyone who is interested in the human body and how it works. Throughout the six week elective, we will explore some of the major organ systems, carry out some dissections as well as building models of organs. This is definitely not one for the squeamish!!

XXXXX BOLLYWOOD EXTRAVAGANZA! xxxxxx Students will learn about the History of Bollywood, the rise of Bollywood in the West and the new take on Bollywood films in the initial part of the elective. Students will then go onto learning a traditional Indian style of dancing which provides them with the opportunity to dress up in traditional south Asian clothing. During the latter part of the elective, students will have the opportunity to practise henna tattooing on each other. Students are sure to go away with a real cultural experience.

BOOK CLUB AND CREATIVE WRITING If you enjoy reading and writing this is the elective for you! You can write to your favourite author, create book quizzes and write fantasy stories and poems inspired by watching parts of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings films. Finally, you can interview staff about their favourite book choices and create an interesting documentary by filming it too. REQUIREMENTS: Pen, own reading book.

XXXXX BOOSTER SPANISH xxxxxxx This course is designed for Y9s who wish to study Spanish at GCSE level in Y10. It will give you the chance to work on authentic texts and short films, improving grammar skills, building vocabulary and COST: becoming more confident in manipulating the language. xxxx

CHILDCARE 1 KS3 This elective will look at several aspects of childcare including the equipment a baby needs and how to deal with accidents. It will give you the opportunity to gain a certificate in babysitting. It is an ideal elective if you would like to look after children or in preparation for the virtual baby course. REQUIREMENTS: For year groups 7,8 & 9

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FAMOUS WOMEN IN HISTORY History has often masked the story of women but it’s time for them to step into the spotlight. We will be investigating the lives and achievements of various women from Hatshepsut and Cleopatra in Ancient Egypt to Joan of Arc and Eleanor of Aquitaine in the Medieval period as well as women from the 19th and 20th centuries.

FIRST AID XXXXXX During xxxxxxxthis six week course you will acquire the skills required to complete the Bronze/Silver D of E Expedition First Aid. You will learn the basics of first aid technique and to identify certain illnesses and ailments and how to treat them. This is a KIDZCO certificated course.

GSCE SCIENCE MASTERCLASS This elective allows you to access small group support in the more difficult areas of the Science GCSE syllabus. Through practical work, you will be able to consolidate your knowledge on electrolysis, precipitates, making salts, resistance in electrical circuits and forces. You will also be able to practise your data analysis and evaluation skills in order to support your controlled assessment work. If you would like to progress further in Science, this is the elective for you.

XXXXX GO WILD!

xxxxxxx Enter the world of paws, claws, hooves and fins in this unique elective, where you can meet and learn COST:about different animals, their homes and their needs. Hold a tarantula, have a snake slither across xxxxx your shoulders and stroke a lizard. Encounter animals from many different backgrounds, which will provide you with a memory and a perfect photo opportunity. This elective consists of theoretical and practical lessons.

HAIR & BEAUTY Welcome to Hair and Beauty College! Learn the art of salon shampooing and how to give a professional hand and nail treatment before moving on to facials, creating a natural face mask and having some fun bath bomb making! Put your newly acquired skills into practice and have fun inviting a member of your family to enjoy a pampering session at our Hair and Beauty College, raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the process.

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CULTURAL ARTS HAIR & BEAUTY - INTERMEDIATE In addition to exploring how personal appearance and effective communication can help with meeting client expectations and presenting a positive impression to clients, colleagues and others, have fun with reaI-life scenarios involving customer complaints! Be involved in discussions and gain an insight into the running of a salon business. Identify a possible gap in the market for a new product; you will prepare and present a specification. You will, of course, be shampooing, giving hand massages, facials and making bath bombs. REQUIREMENTS: For year groups 9, 10 & 11 • Opt for this course if you have the necessary experience.

HOW TO SOLVE CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS XXXXX This elective will increase your vocabulary, improve your spelling and develop your analytical skills, xxxxxx whilst introducing you to an absorbing and relaxing pastime. Grab a pen and give your brain a workout!

JOURNALISM Do you want to see your work in print or on the internet? Do you want to know more about journalistic skills? Why not choose journalism as your elective choice and join our award winning media team?

LET YOUR WORDS BE HEARD XXXXX If you have something to say, but do not know how to say it, this is the elective you want to join. Here xxxxxxx you will learn about becoming a spoken word artist. During the elective you will listen to other spoken word artists, discuss their message and how it was created. Then, you will write your message and COST: present it to those in the elective. xxxx REQUIREMENTS: Personal notebook to write in.

MANGA ANIME MAD Are you interested in Japanese animation or wondering what it’s all about? Come and join this fun packed elective that gives you an in-depth insight in the world of anime. This elective will be looking at different genres of anime and learn how this relates to the history of Japanese culture. We will be watching anime clips, looking at manga and doing interactive activities to get you into the mood for anime.

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NATURALLY HEALTHY You are what you eat? Is this true? How can I be healthier? What do you mean onions can help to heal me? There are lots of questions and statements out there nowadays about what we should be eating and how we can stay as healthy as possible. I like to do things the natural way - it is fascinating finding out how plants, fruit and vegetables have healing properties. I will be teaching you all of this plus we will look into how homeopathy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and reflexology can help you to maintain good health naturally. We will have a go at making our own Raspberry Vinegar too.

POTIONS XXXXXX Ifxxxxxxx you enjoy carrying out practical experiments this is the elective for you! You can make everything from slime to volcanoes and lots more. Finally, you will be able to undertake further experiments not carried out in your Science lessons, with some Harry Potter thrown in for good measure!

QUIZZERS Come and battle against your peers in a host of quizzes and games, from sport to celebrity gossip! You will also have the opportunity to create your own quiz or game.

RED CROSS BABYSITTING CERTIFICATE XXXXX This is a Red Cross certificated course which will run over two terms. The course is divided into five xxxxxxx sections. Students must pass each section to complete the course. The sections combine instructional training, group discussion and hands-on practice through scenarios and role-play. Besides providing COST: babysitting guidance, the course also explores a number of related issues. These include expectations, xxxxx rights and the law, accident prevention and fire safety, first aid and dealing with challenging babysitting situations.

ROCKET SCIENCE The sky’s the limit with this elective! Design, build and launch your own (model) rocket, while learning about some of the physics involved on the way.

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SCIENCE OF FILMS Is Jurassic Park possible? Can superpowers exist? You will investigate these plus many more questions brought about through films. Each week you will investigate a new question through research and experimentation.

XXXXXX SIGN LANGUAGE xxxxxxx An introduction to sign langauge, learn how your hands can speak for you.

SONNET WRITING Write your own sonnet to show the strength of your feelings.

XXXXX SOUTH ASIAN/MIDDLE EASTERN COOKING xxxxxxx Lucky students taking this tasty course will experience foods from the Middle East and Asia as well as learn about the culture and customs of Asia. You will create your own cookbook with recipes COST: prepared in class. Be advised that this class requires teamwork and attention to detail -- and the xxxxx results are YUMMY! REQUIREMENTS: Cooking equipment and ingredients.

SUPPORTER 2 REPORTER Want to find out more about sports journalism? Maybe even visit a sporting venue for a ‘live’ reporting experience? Or even just report from Sports day? If this interests you, why not join the S2R elective and join the growing numbers of Catmose students with journalistic ambitions.

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SUSTAINABLE CITIES Explore the variety of urban environments around the world and identify the good things and bad things about living in cities. Research and design your own plan for a sustainable city.

THE SCIENCE OF DOCTOR WHO In this elective you will explore the science of the world of Doctor Who. This is a chance to investigate the complexity of time travel, discover the truth behind the possibility of alien life and try to unlock the secrets of a sonic screwdriver! Whether you are a fan of Doctor Who or a keen scientist (or perhaps both!) this elective will help you learn some exciting science, above and beyond what you see in class, and provides a unique opportunity to delve into the universe or everyone’s favourite time-travelling alien.

THE WORLD OF TOLKIEN AND BEYOND This elective is for those who like the world of elves, dwarves, orcs, wizards and more. We will look at Middle Earth, learn some elvish language, dwarvish runes, and prepare for the last instalment of The Hobbit.

TREKKING THE WORLD Ever wondered what travelling across the world would be like? Visiting new countries, experiencing a new culture, getting to grips with a new language and pushing your taste buds to their limit is just for starters. Grab your passport, pack your rucksack and come on a virtual fieldtrip to explore some of our world’s most enticing countries.

THE ULTIMATE GAP YEAR Do you dream of travelling to distant shores? Over the six week elective, you will be given the opportunity to plan the gap year of your dreams. With a strict budget, your task is to plot a route across the globe, identifying all the “must do” activities offered in each country. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the geography and culture of countries across the globe.

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UK MATHS CHALLENGE PREPARATION The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of students. The three levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges. By selecting this elective you would be committing to sitting the UKMC test.

VOLUNTEERING Would you like to make a difference? Volunteering can offer a great experience that can enhance your CV, develop skills such communication, problem solving and teamwork as well as help you improve the lives of people in the local community. During the six week elective, you will help to develop a community project that can match your interests, whether this be conservation work or fundraising for local charities.

WEAPONS AND EVENTS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR We will be investigating the weapons of the Second World War as well as planes, ships and tanks through research projects and film footage. A comparison of the weapons of different countries involved in the conflict will be carried out to consider who had supremacy and how this affected the outcome of individual battles and the war.

WONDERS OF THE WORLD Get ready to explore the seven wonders of the world. Travel to pastures new to experience some of the fantastic sights our world has to offer. What will your wonders of the world be? You had better get your bag packed!

WORLD BOOK CLUB Reading books from around the world, from all walks of life and touching on different cultures and religions. This elective will broaden your horizons and give you an escape into the magical world outside of Oakham. Each term we will be reading books from different continents and discussing the various views and issues that crop up. Travel around the world through the words of a book, and don’t worry you have more then 80 days!

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WRITING SCI-FI If you enjoy reading, writing or watching Sci-Fi then this elective is for you. Over the course we will look at how to create characters, plan exciting plot twists and eventually develop the beginnings of your own Sci-Fi short story.

YEARBOOK ELECTIVE Do you want the opportunity to have your say on the yearbook?

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YEARBOOK

This elective is offered just to Year 10 and 11s and will design the Yearbook for the year 14/15. As a Year 11 student you will be able to have an intrinsic role in the creation of a yearbook which should be a great keepsake for years to come. If you choose this elective as a Year 10, you can learn the process (and learn from the mistakes!) in order to look forward to designing your yearbook next year!

YOUTH SPEAKS Learn the art of public speaking and enter the Youth Speaks Rotary Club competition. You will work in a team of three, speaking on a topic of your choice. Last year, once again, we were very successful in this competition bringing home certificates and winners’ shields.

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Electives Booklet 2014/15  

Electives Booklet for 2014/15

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