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prospectus 2019 Cirencester Sixth Form College Your outstanding specialist Sixth Form provider


“At Cirencester College we hope you will find the freedom and encouragement to develop both academically and as an individual. We pride ourselves on providing THE stepping stone from school to university, apprenticeships and employment. We hope that you will agree with our current and past students that our ‘grown up atmosphere’ and ‘the right balance between independence and support’ enables you to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in your chosen path. We are ambitious for all our students and our lecturers will challenge you to achieve high standards in all you do. They are all 16-19 specialists and we hope you will find them both inspiring and approachable. You will also benefit from an impressive pastoral care system which will provide guidance and help you cope with any issues during your time here. Key to this will be your personal tutor who will mentor you and encourage you to get the most out of the huge range of opportunities on offer. This includes ‘SuCCeed,’ our extensive recreational and academic enrichment programme. I am immensely proud of our College, our staff and most of all, our students. Every year hundreds of students leave with excellent results, having made new friends and having had some amazing experiences. I feel particularly fortunate that my own children also had these crucial two years at Cirencester. I hope that having read this prospectus you will come and visit us and understand why so many students from across the region take advantage of our excellent transport system to join us. We hope you will see Cirencester as a place which will help you achieve your potential!“ Best wishes

JIM GRANT Principal


to your outstanding specialist Sixth Form provider

(why Cirencester 6th Form College? )

04 - 09

facilities

10 - 11

succeed programme

12-15

how big a difference do we make?

(support, enrichment, employability, enterprise) (types of learning, choosing subjects, choosing level)

becoming a student (open days & events, how to apply, getting to us)

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course index

102 - 123 124 - 125

how will you succeed? (skills for life, high achievers, STEM, career ready, employability, clubs & societies, sports, health, fitness & wellbeing, NCS)

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university level courses & apprenticeships

82-93

level 1 & 2 courses

20 - 81

level 3 courses, vocational & A-levels

16-19

choosing your pathway and Parent Zone

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Cirencester Sixth Form College is a specialist A-level and Vocational College, this is at the core of our staff expertise and what they concentrate upon. We provide tremendous subject choice, a supportive and ambitious pastoral system and great teaching. Student approach to learning

How do we measure this?

We strongly believe that students need the right approach and mindset if they are going to aim high and really push their aspirations and achievement. As a College we embrace the VESPA system. This is a clever combination of tasks, activities and plans spread throughout the academic year that help students hone and understand their Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude.

There are several ways of measuring the impact of a Sixth Form, but essentially they all compare the GCSE score a student has at 16 with the A-level or Vocational score they leave with at 18. We use a system called ALPS which is used by top performing schools and colleges across the country. Amongst all types of 16-19 schools and colleges in England, Sixth Form Colleges have the best value added and make the most difference for students. Our Guidance programme for future careers and our highly developed University Application process ensure that student choices are well informed.

Developing our staff Not only do we have highly qualified subject specialist teachers, but we invest in continually training and developing them too. We run comprehensive programmes of training in what we call ‘Teaching and Learning’; the bread and butter of the craft. There are also special programmes for new staff, support staff, and even special groups that pilot new techniques or methods in teaching. Ultimately we also have a culture of sharing best practice and teachers helping each other so they can be the best they can be.

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4 84.4% of our students who went on to university gain First Class or Upper Second Class Honours. National average is 77% for 2016/17. Source: HESA


“I’m extremely happy with my results. Cirencester has a great and supportive environment with amazing teachers.”

COURTNEY BOON

(Cirencester Deer Park)

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why cirencester sixth form college? I’m ready for a

Maybe I could try something

I want

MORE CHOICE

VOCATIONAL

about what I study

I would like to join some exciting new

I am AMBITIOUS and a HIGH ACHIEVER and want to go to a

CLUBS & SOCIETIES

TOP UNIVERSITY

I would like to

MEET new people

I want to be treated like

AN ADULT I want to be known for

WHO I AM

NOW

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FRESH START


I want to be taught by

SPECIALIST TEACHERS I’m ready for more

SUPPORT

VOCATIONAL

course alongside my

RESPONSIBILITY

but I still need

I would like to take a

In two years I want to be an

A-LEVELS

APPRENTICE or in EMPLOYMENT

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more than qualifications...

Our academic results speak for themselves, but there’s far more to preparing you for the next big step in your life than grades alone. We pride ourselves on helping to build confident, independent adults, putting you at the centre of everything we do.

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specialist

teachers Investment of training and development of our specialist teachers. Passionate experts in their chosen subjects. Specifically qualified to teach the 16-18 year groups.

&

pastoral care

employability enterprise

A series of programmes, workshops, lectures and mentoring that focus on raising aspirations, developing career awareness and enabling students to reach their full potential. We excel at providing opportunities for students with aspirations of entrepreneurship through Young Enterprise and our Enterprise Society. See page 108

• Tutor Groups • Personal/One-to-One guidance • One-to-One Target Setting and Academic Monitoring • One-to-One Careers Guidance • Pastoral Manager and Progression Tutors • Bursaries • Student Journey Team • Academic Support

physical & mental health

Thanks to a Sport England initiative, Cirencester Sixth Form College employs a Health & Fitness Development Officer who has been working with the College to encourage more students in the College community to get active. See page 118

succeed (extra-curricular) • Impress universities in your personal statement • Stand out from the rest in job applications • Gain work experience Build confidence • Continue a sport or hobby or try something completely different • Study Skills STEM • High Achievers Academy • Gifted & Talented • Supervised study

vespa

Developing student approaches to learning. See page 4 www.cirencester.ac.uk

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facilities

The College is renowned for its rural setting and green fields, which is where you will find our students on a sunny day. There are plenty of social and study areas around the campus where students have the opportunity to relax or work. Students can access free Wi-Fi from their own devices anywhere on site. Visit one of our Open Events and explore for yourselves!

REFECTORY Our Refectory provides a rotating 3 weekly menu of delicious homemade food including vegetarian, vegan and healthy options. Our chef is always open to new ideas and encourages students to put forward their views on menu choices.

RY TO EC TE EF UI ER SS TH ES TN FI

THE SPOTLIGHT

The Spotlight cafe is very popular with students, for having freshly roasted coffee, fruit smoothies and freshly made sandwiches, paninis, cakes and a constantly changing grab and go menu. The Spotlight has been extended and is a popular place where students can plug in their own laptops and tablets and access their work.

COLLEGE SHOPS

Reprographics, in the Hub is well stocked with stationery, art, textiles and craft products and Caddy’s Candy Shop is full of your favourite sweets and gift ideas.

IO RE UD AT ST HE TV LT W IA NE R ND OU E SU TH

INDEPENDENT STUDY SPACES We have increased our study spaces throughout College, including our newly refurbished Library and Study Centre. Each building has its own break out study areas.

LEARNING CENTRE AND LIBRARY The Learning Centre and Library support student learning by providing a staffed and supervised independent learning environment. Information and Digital Literacy Skills are delivered via Moodle courses to enhance study skills and expert staff are on hand to advise you on how to get the most out of the resources which include books, DVDs, journals and electronic materials.

SUPERVISED STUDY AREA

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As part of a student’s study programme, students will have a timetabled lesson each week where they will work in the Supervised Study Area. This is a quiet area where students can get on with their coursework or revision and be able to access a computer station if needed. This is also another independent study area which students can access at any time.


facilities other

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• The Sundial Theatre is a fully functional professional theatre. Also used by our Drama and Performing Arts students.

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• The STEM Building, opened 2 years ago, with state of the art labs, IT suites and classrooms. • Our recently opened Sports Hall with 1 basketball, 2 netball and 4 badminton courts. Also cricket nets and indoor football pitch.

IC US M E GY IT LO SU IA NO ED CH M TE

Fitness Suite (with spin bikes, treadmills, cross trainers, exercise bikes, weights equipment and rowing machines)

Animal Centre with over 70 different species including a range of small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish.

Music Studio kitted out with full drum kit, bass amp, guitar amps, keyboard, and vocal mics, PA and control room with mixing desk with Mac PRO and PRO Tools HD.

• Our Music Technology Suite contains 17 Mac Minis running Logic PRO X and PRO Tools.

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succeed @ cirencester sixth form college

Before leaving College and moving on to the next step of your career, it is important for us to maximise your potential. We intend to do this through our ‘Succeed’ programme by challenging and stretching you to make you the ‘stand out candidate’ for universities and future employers.

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When you join Cirencester Sixth Form College, we will build a bespoke package around your own individual learning programme (A-level or Vocational) to enhance your learning and enrich your academic experience.

• Programmes and events e.g. University & Careers Convention, guest lectures, career guidance • Learning focused support e.g. revision sessions, support workshops and work experience. A supervised study session will be timetabled into your learning programme

The Succeed Programme includes: • Extra qualification courses such as an ASlevel, an Extended Project Qualification(EPQ) or Pre-Teaching • Non-qualification programmes e.g. Career Ready, Sports Development squads, Duke of Edinburgh or Young Enterprise • Subject related enrichment e.g. Law Society, Debating Society and STEM activities

There are lots of options open to students and this will give you the opportunity to think about your skills and strengths which might benefit your future career.

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Take a look at the table on page 14 to see the opportunities that are open to you.


succeed how

helped us!

REBECCA BOWSHER

(Cirencester Kingshill)

English Literature A, English Language A, Classical Civilisation A, History B

Progressing to study Ancient History & Classical Archaeology at Warwick University “I have absolutely loved my time at Cirencester College and my teachers have been truly amazing, I couldn’t have asked for more from them. My tutor has been incredible over the past two years. I am positive about the future but will miss College.”

HANNAH BOWSHER

(Cirencester Kingshill)

English Literature A*, English Language A, History B, Classical Civilisation B

Progressing to English Literature & Language at Oxford

“Very happy to have got into Oxford University and I couldn’t have achieved it without the help of the wonderful staff here.”

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succeed programme

With so many options within the Succeed Programme, we recommend you think about your strengths and what might benefit you in the future. We will then pick out elements together from those listed below to fit with you’re A-level or vocational programme courses to give you your very own tailor-made programme. To complement your A-level or Vocational programme some students choose to take an extra course with a qualification, such as an AS-level or an extra vocational qualification such as Event Planning or Criminology. All students can add Succeed (enrichment) activities to their programme from the list below: RECREATIONAL SPORT/SUBJECT BASED ENRICHMENT CLUBS & SOCIETIES Animation Club | Anthropology Club | Badminton | Boccia & Curling | Boxing | Bridge Club | Choir | CISCO | Classics Society | Cooking & Healthy Eating | Community Art | Computing Club | Creative Writing | Darts | Debating Society | Dog Walking | Driving Range | Duke of Edinburgh Scheme | Development Squads | Film Club | Fitness for Females | Foot Volley | Futsal | Giant Games | Guitar Club | Green Spaces | Gym Fit | Handball | Indoor Cycling | Introduction to French, German & Spanish | International Development | Kayaking | Kwick Cricket | Law Society | LGBT Society | Maths Challenge Club | Maths for Scientists | Outdoor Club | Paddle Boarding | Politics Book Club | Pottery | Psychology Club | Recreational Girls Football | Rock Climbing | Recreational Hockey | Robotics | Running Club | Self Defence | Sewing Club | STEM | STEP/MAT Club | Stretch & Meditate | Student Ambassadors | Sundial Theatre Company | Table Tennis | Taekwondo | TIES | Touch Tennis | Travel & Tourism | Walktography | Wheelchair Basketball | Yoga | Young Enterprise | Zumba

STUDENT LEARNING SUPPORT AND WORK EXPERIENCE Support Workshops | Revision Sessions | Supervised Study (Yr1 + Yr2) | Work Experience | Study Skills Clinic

PLUS TUTORIAL PROGRAMME AND EVENTS British Values | Careers Fair | Careers Guidance | CV Writing | Elevate | Employability | Guest Lectures | Health, Fitness and Wellbeing | Higher Education Guidance | Higher Education Visits | Prevent & Being Safe | Vets & Medics | Work Experience

Find out more about a selection of these programmes on pages 102 to 122!

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“Cirencester College gave me so many new opportunities to better myself, not just as a student, but as a person as well. Take everything you’re given. Go to that enrichment. Go to the library. Talk to your lecturers, they’ll become the most trustable people you’ll find. Ask for help, with anything and everything. Forget your comfort zone and try new things. Talk to new people, you’ll find friends in the strangest places. Lastly, don’t skip your lessons! You’ll be stressing out more from catching up on the work than from actually taking part!”

BLANKA KOROSI

(Archway)

Photography, Graphics, Fine Art


which courses are right for me?

AS and A-level

Mixed Programme

- I prefer courses which are mainly exam based - I like learning traditional academic subjects - I want to study 3 or 4 subjects in depth - I’m good at revising - I want to keep my options open for employment, university or higher level apprenticeships

Cirencester Sixth Form College is one of the only Schools or Colleges in the region where you can study a mixed programme. Here are 2 of many options: - Sports & Exercise Science Diploma plus A-level Biology - A-level Law, Sociology, History plus a Certificate in Criminology

Vocational courses - I prefer coursework to exams - I want to study topics that will directly relate to a specific career I have in mind - I want to keep the option of going to university open - I want the opportunity of work experience that will help to start my career

Apprenticeships - I’m ready to start the career I’m interested in now - I want the experience of studying whilst working - I want to gain career specific qualifications - I want to start earning money


GR A D E

7-9s at GCSE level

I will achieve mainly

GR A D E

6 -9s at GCSE level

I will achieve mainly

GR A D E

4-5s at GCSE level

at least 5 from the basket of subjects*

I will achieve mainly

GRADE

4-5s at GCSE level

at least 3 from the basket of subjects*

I will achieve 3 or more

GRADE

3s

at GCSE level

4+ A-levels

Tutorial, Succeed element and progression preparation. Extended Project Qualification, High Achievers Group. High level literacy and numeracy. A small amount of work experience may apply to some subjects.

Mixed Package of a Level 3 Vocational Extended Diploma plus an AS or A-level

Tutorial, Succeed element and progression preparation. Extended Project Qualification. Employability skills. A small amount of work experience may apply to some subjects. Literacy and numeracy.

3 A-levels

Tutorial, Succeed element and progression preparation. Extended Project Qualification or small vocational diploma. Literacy and numeracy. Employability skills. A small amount of work experience may apply to some subjects.

1-2 A-levels and aVocational Diploma

Tutorial, Succeed element and progression preparation. Extended Project Qualification. Employability skills. A small amount of work experience may apply to some subjects. Literacy and numeracy.

Level 3Vocational Extended Diploma orTwo Level 3Vocational Diplomas

Tutorial, Succeed element plus work experience. Literacy and numeracy. Employability skills.

Level 2Vocational Diploma

Tutorial, Succeed element plus a significant amount of work experience. Literacy and numeracy. Employability skills.

I will achieve mainly

GRADE

1-2s or no GCSE passes

Progress to university, employment, training, apprenticeship or further study

Works4Me Programme

Tutorial, Succeed element plus a significant amount of work experience. Literacy and numeracy. Employability skills.

Progress to a level 3 programme, employment, training or an apprenticeship Progress to a level 2 programme, training, apprenticeship or move into employment www.cirencester.ac.uk

If you do not achieve a minimum of Grade 4 in English and Maths GCSE, these subjects will need to be studied alongside your programme. * See website for basket subjects

I will achieve mainly

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parent zone To help parents support students, Cirencester College has built Parent Zone, a dedicated part of the website where they can access key data about their son’s or daughter’s progress as well as news updates, important dates and other useful information. This includes: Timetables

Exam entries and exam timetables

Contact information and biographical details

Attendance data

Direct access to Wisepay, the college’s online payment portal

Current performance grades

Target grades

How best to support your son or daughter

FAQs

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visit us

and find out more open day open evening 5pm to 8pm

Saturday 13th October 2018

10am to 3pm

Thursday 17th January 2019

choices days

Friday 16th November 2018 Thursday 4th July Friday 5th July 2019

For 2019 Freshers Year 11s

freshers’ evening cirencester sixth form college Thursday 27th June 2019 5pm to 8pm

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level 3 courses Entry Requirements: Students taking A-levels are required to gain at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. However, some A-level courses require a higher grade in specific subjects (please see individual courses in the course listing for these). For Level 3 Vocational Courses students are required to gain at least 5 grade 4s at GCSE including 3 from the core subjects. The core subjects are: • • • • • •

Business Studies Citizenship Computer Science English Language English Literature Foreign Language

• • • • • •

Geography History Law Maths Music Philosophy

• • • •

Psychology Religious Studies Science (double, triple or level 2 Merit) Sociology

In line with Department of Education guidelines we will honour the new grade 4 as a grade C, although we urge students to obtain the best grades they possibly can. We may review this policy in future years. For more information check our website www.cirencester.ac.uk.

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Accounting YEAR

A- LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

If you enjoy working with numbers and have an eye for detail, Accounting is a fantastic career choice. A dynamic and interesting subject, Accounting enables you to interpret numerical data, produce financial reports and make informed business decisions. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 6 in Maths. Students should also be aware that, like other mathematical subjects, learning formulae and layouts is an integral part of the course, which demands that students should have excellent logic and memorising skills. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Chartered Accountant • Company Secretary • Forensic Accountant

• Data Analyst • Economist • Management Banker

The Accountancy Profession contributes £52 billion to UK GDP and 599,000 people were employed in accounting roles during 2016. Every organisation, business, charity needs someone who understands the numbers! The employment sector is large. Starting salaries vary between £18,000 and £30,000.

Ancient History YEAR

A- LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

A-level AS-level

YEARS

Explore the ancient world and understand how its legacy affects society today. We embark on a voyage of discovery that takes you first overseas through the incredible story of the cataclysmic clash of two of the greatest cultures of the ancient world - Greece and Persia. Following this, the epic scale of the Greek victory which led to the devastating war for supremacy between Sparta and Athens is analysed. We will then look at the society and politics of Sparta in more detail, focusing in on the contributions that different groups and individuals made to the development of the city-state in the 5th Century BC. The Roman element starts with a detailed study of the Julio-Claudian Emperors - Augustus, the first Emperor - to Nero, whose reputation will be a focus of discussion, through to the invasion and Romanisation of Britain. Where better to study this fantastic period than Cirencester? An exciting and engaging A-Level with straightforward assessment. Ideally suited for those also studying Classics or History, or a really good complementary subject for Sociology, RS and English, or possibly a wonderful stand-alone subject for anybody aiming for a university course in Archaeology, History or Classics. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Archivist • Heritage Manager • Barrister

• Museum/Gallery Curator • Teacher • Archaeologist

Three of the top five jobs held by history graduates employed in the UK six months after graduation are marketing associate professional, teaching assistant, and human resources and industrial relations officer.

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CHARLIE MOORE

(Cirencester Kingshill)

Animal Management

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Animal Management YEARS

EXT DIP

DIPLOMA

2

2

Diploma Extended Diploma

YEARS

Our unique animal course enables you to develop a wide range of valuable skills essential for success in a variety of careers with animals. We have a wide range of study and assessment methods to suit all students. You will have the chance to work with and study a variety of animal species in our specialised Animal Centre and be taught by experts in their specific fields. In the second year of the course we study the more specific subjects like Veterinary Nursing and Zoo Management where you will have the opportunity to learn from our partners such as the Cotswold Wildlife Park. As part of this course, students will undertake a work experience unit which will offer valuable experience working in this sector. With the knowledge from this course you can progress to Higher Education including foundation degrees, undergraduate degrees, apprenticeships or directly into employment within the industry. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Zoo Keeper • Veterinary Nurse • Rescue Centre Staff

• Conservation Officer • Marine Biologist • Animal Welfare Officer

The Animal care industry is worth £1 billion to the UKs economies. 47% of the UK’s population has a pet – there are 24 million pets in the UK! A Zoo keeper can earn up to £25,000 a year. A Veterinary Nurse can earn between £18,000 to £26,000.

Applied Science (Biomedical) YEAR

EXT CERT

CERT

1

2

Certificate Extended Certificate

YEARS

Do you want a career in ‘Health Science’, but not as a doctor? The NHS and other health organisations offer a huge variety of professions and this course is appropriate for many of them. The course includes aspects of all the sciences, but we have focussed on units related to health and biomedicine. It is also suited to students looking into careers as scientific technicians, possibly via an apprenticeship, or for progression onto a wide range of scientific degrees. It includes understanding job roles, such as: who tests blood for bacterial infections or anaemia, or who reassures patients about the safety of an MRI Scan? Focussing on from the practical applications of science, you will develop study and research skills. Units include ‘Principles of Science’, ‘Practical Scientific Techniques’, ‘Investigation Skills’ and ‘Human Regulation and Reproduction’. With links to vocational contexts we will be working with companies that are involved with medical scanning and orthopaedic equipment. The course involves both internal and external assessment. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 4 English and grade 5 in Maths. Grade 5 in two Science GCSEs or BTEC Level 2 Science Distinction. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Laboratory Technician • Midwife • Physiotherapist

• Sport Scientist • Paramedic

Careers in science lead to good salaries. Starting salaries for science sector jobs can be as much as £32,000, putting them in the top 20% of starting salaries. www.cirencester.ac.uk

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Art and Design YEAR

EXT DIP

90 CREDIT

1

2

Extended Diploma 90 Credit Diploma

YEARS

This is an exciting, creative and demanding course offering you a broad base of practical ‘making’ experiences and skills for personal exploration and creativity. It is suited to learners who are committed to following a career in an area of art, design or craft. You will have opportunities over two years (full-time) to exhibit and sell work in public venues, explore materials and techniques, develop a substantial portfolio of work and visit interesting places for research and inspiration. The Course has its own base room, dedicated staff and excellent facilities in a friendly, hard working and exam free environment. Work experience is seen as a crucial part of the course, with opportunities to join enrichment classes and for the well organised the inclusion of an AS/A-level qualification. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: A grade 5 is required in an Art subject or DISTINCTION at BTEC Level 2 in an Art or Design subject. Entry will also be by interview where candidates will have the opportunity to show a portfolio of their work and ask questions with the Course Leader. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Fine Artist • Community Arts Worker • Printmaker

• Teacher • Theatre Designer • Gallery/Museum Curator

The latest figures of available jobs in creative arts and design show a rise of 5%. The creative industries could be worth £128.4billion to the UK economy by 2025 and help to create up to one million jobs by 2030.

Biology YEAR

A- LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Do you want to make a difference in the world? The study of Biology will prepare you for a variety of careers, from conservation to medicine, where you can do just that! The course is delivered by a team of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and approachable lecturers who will introduce you to the wonderful diversity of the biological sciences. Have you ever wondered how your heart is able to beat on its own? How exactly does your immune system protect you from constant attack? Why are the bacteria living in your gut so important? Perhaps you’re interested in the diversity of life and how it’s classified? Have birds really evolved from dinosaurs? Could GM crops reduce world hunger? These are just some of the areas we will explore. Throughout the course you will also carry out a range of investigations to improve your practical skills, problem solving ability and confidence, applying your knowledge to new and different contexts. We think Biology is an awe-inspiring subject and we hope you will too! Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 6 in Biology or 6 in both Core and Additional Science. 5 in Maths & English. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Biological sciences • Medicine • Veterinary medicine

• Dentistry • Zoology • Agriculture

Careers in science lead to good salaries. Starting salaries for science sector jobs can be as much as £32,000, putting them in the top 20% of starting salaries.

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Business YEARS

EXT DIP

DIPLOMA

2

2

Extended Diploma Diploma

YEARS

Business is everywhere - from your local corner shop to big multinational organisations like Apple and Google. When you start work you will be working in a business of some sort. So, whatever career path you choose, having a good grounding in business will be a major benefit to you. Our Business courses are taught by lecturers with a wealth of industry experience and they will provide you with an insight into what’s involved in running a business, how it is organised and financed, plus the importance of effective communication and marketing. As a vocational course, you’ll also have the choice to run your own business event and undertake a week’s work experience. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 4 in Maths & English. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • International Business • Business with Marketing • Human Resource

Graduates entering business, management or consultancy can expect high starting salaries of £25,000 to £35,000 excluding bonuses, rising quickly to around £50,000.

Business Studies YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

How can you be sure your product will be popular? How can you improve your company’s reputation? How do you restructure your business if it means making people redundant? Learn how to deal with the pressures of running businesses of all sizes, from sole traders to being in charge of multinationals like Apple or Coca-Cola. You will make and justify decisions on Finance, Marketing, Operations and Human Resources, just as you would have to in real businesses and consider how you would satisfy the needs and wants of shareholders, employees, local communities and suppliers. If you understand how business works, you understand how the world works. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 5 in Maths. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Business Management • Economics • Law and Business

• Mathematics in Business • Computing in Business

Graduates entering business, management or consultancy can expect high starting salaries of £25,000 to £35,000 excluding bonuses, rising quickly to around £50,000.

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“Biology and Chemistry are really great, with all teachers passionate about the subject which they teach. My aspiration is to join the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Doctor, probably specialising in issues regarding mental health.”

LORISSA FARRELL

(Highworth Warneford)

Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Computer Science

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Chemistry YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Chemistry is everywhere, from the reactions happening in your body keeping you alive, to the shampoo you use to wash your hair, or even the fuel needed to heat your home or run your car! Studying Chemistry involves an exploration of matter at a molecular level, it is often seen as the ‘central’ science providing insights into a variety of interlinking physical and biological phenomena. Have you ever wondered; What makes perfume smell? How fireworks have so many different colours? How new drugs are discovered? These are just some of the questions you will be able to answer by studying Chemistry. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to carry out a wide range of practicals in a state of the art laboratory, developing your critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills with the guidance of enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturers. Chemistry is an important subject for many different careers including medicine, environmental science, engineering, space exploration, developing perfumes and cosmetics. The skills developed are transferable and highly valued by many other professions including Business, Law and ICT. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 6 in Chemistry OR 6 in both Core AND Additional Science. 6 in Maths. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Chemist • Forensic Scientist • Toxicologist

Career opportunities within science and technology are seeing unprecedented growth across the world, and so those who study chemistry or another natural science at university are seeing their career prospects develop right before their eyes. Those who study chemistry go on to do many exciting things in a whole range of industries. Some students have gone on to medicine as a doctor or surgeon can earn from £26,000 to in excess of £100,000 a year.

Childcare & Education DIPLOMA

2

Cache Diploma

YEARS

Ideal for those who want to work in a childcare setting such as a nursery, early-years centre, playgroup or crèche, this two-year, full time course consists of three days in the classroom and two days on mandatory work placement. This means you will gain the knowledge and skills required to become a successful childcare practitioner, putting class theory into practice in an interesting and supportive environment. The programme also supports learners hoping to pursue a career in primary education. Throughout the course you will gain essential knowledge about how children grow and develop, the provision of care, education and how best to work with parents and professionals alike. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 4 in English and Maths. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Early Years Practitioner

In Spring 2016 there were an estimated 3.1 million Ofsted registered childcare places in England. Of this approximately 39% are group based providers (e.g nurseries), 53% school based providers and 9% are childminders. This means there is an estimated 452,100 staff working in a childcare setting. Primary teachers can earn between £22,917 to £67,305. Nursery workers salaries are between £14,00 to £24,000.

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Classical Civilisations A- LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

Classical Civilisations is the original Humanities subject and will appeal to those with an interest in a past that shapes our present in so many ways. Centred on the study of Ancient Greece and Rome, this highly regarded subject is perfect for students interested in a course that links political, social and military history, literature, philosophy, theatre and poetry. Please note, we work with translated texts these days, so no Greek or Latin is required. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Public Relations • Teaching • Marketing • Journalism • The Civil Service • Law

The average salary for a Classics graduate is £24,100 dependent on the career path chosen. The top 10% earn on average £52,900.

Computer Science YEAR

A- LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Do you want to know how computers really work and run your software? Do you want to learn how to write applications or improve your programming skills? Do you like solving problems? If you do, then A-Level Computer Science is for you. Through theoretical analysis and hands-on practical work, you will learn the core principles of computing and programming and how to apply them. You don’t need to have taken GCSE Computer Science to do this A-level, but good mathematical and logical skills are essential. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 6 in GCSE Maths. GCSE Computer Science is not a requirement but if taken we require a Grade 4. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Artificial Intelligence Engineer • Computer Systems Engineer • Software Engineer

According to a report from Tech Nation 2017 there are 85,000 more digital tech jobs in UK compared to 2 years ago, growing from 1.56 million to 1.64 million.

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Countryside Management (Land &Wildlife)

2

YEARS

SUB DIP

YEARS

EXT DIP

DIPLOMA

2

2

Diploma Extended Diploma Sub Diploma

YEARS

This course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in the land, wildlife and environmental sectors. The content is delivered using a mix of classroom sessions and practical activities. The course works with a range of local organisations such as FWAG and the Wildlife Trusts to deliver practical sessions at local nature reserves. Students are assessed through a variety of written and practical methods. A range of topics are explored including woodland and river management, wildlife survey techniques and rural tourism and recreation. The course will provide valuable preparation for employment or pave the way to Higher Education. Progression is also available via our Foundation Degree routes. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Forester/Tree Surgeon • Environmental Education • Countryside Ranger

• Reserve Warden • Estate Worker • Ecologist

The South West is the biggest and most rural of all English regions. Nearly 120,000 people work in its land-based sector. Almost half the jobs are concentrated in agricultural livestock, followed by landscaping, agricultural crops and production horticulture. Farm Managers average earnings range from £20,000 to £50,000.

Criminology YEAR

DIPLOMA

CERT

1

2

Certificate Diploma

YEARS

Criminology takes a social sciences approach to the study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon; this includes the incidence and forms of crime, as well as its causes and consequences. This course is designed to support learners to access Higher Education courses and careers in the criminal justice sector, social and probation work, plus sociology and psychology fields. The course contains a large vocational element which focuses on the application of knowledge to authentic case studies. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • National Probation Service • Police • Social Work

Within the UK the charity sector accounts for 3% of the total UK workforce, with 12% being located within the South West. The average wage for a Scenes of Crime Officer ranges between £16,000 to £35,000 depending on experience.

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Design 3D Design YEAR

A- LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

YEARS

AS-level A-level

This is a creative course that allows you to design, make and model environments products and artefacts. 3D Design requires high levels of visual awareness, including drawing skills and the ability to work skilfully with tools and materials. You will create functional and decorative designs in response to given briefs or project briefs. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 4 or a MERIT or DISTINCTION at BTEC Level 2 in an Art or Design subject. Entry may also be made via portfolio/interview. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Architecture • Industrial design • Product design Junior designers can expect salaries in the region of £20,000 to £25,000. Designers with significant experience in the role, including team leaders, can make £25,000 to £45,000 a year. Senior product designers can earn up to £60,000 and sometimes more.

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Drama & Theatre Studies YEAR

A- LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Develop your acting and directing skills to work in different theatre styles. Explore how to make a classical text come to life. Watch live theatre and learn how it speaks to its audience. Improve your self-confidence and ability to work together with others as you rehearse and perform a play. Express your ideas through essays that communicate your experiences. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Actor • Drama Therapist • Community Arts Worker • Theatre Director • Dancer • Teacher

The top four jobs held by drama and theatre graduates employed in the UK include actors, entertainers and presenters, arts officers, producers, directors, dancers and choreographers.

Economics YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

If you want to know what society does about high prices, globally powerful firms, a limited choice of goods, underdeveloped countries and poverty, this is the course for you. You will examine questions such as “Why do film stars get paid more than nurses?” and “Why should the government pay young people to study?”. You will engage in lots of debate and discussion in class and will find the world around you makes more sense after studying economics. Students enjoy the real world application of the subject and many end up going on to study it at university. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 5 in Maths. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Economist • Statistician • Investment Analyst

• Data Analyst • Investment Banker • Environmental Agencies

The largest employer of economists is the Civil Service. The Bank of England also provides vacancies through their graduate programme. Economists on average can earn between £25,000 to £80,000 a year.

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“Electronics allows me to develop my knowledge of various electronic components. The practical element of the course also allows me to put what I’ve learnt to practice and experience it!”

CAMILO PIRES

(Commonweal)

Electronics, IT, Games & Application Design, Economics

STUDENT VOICE


Electronics YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Modern life is controlled by electronic devices. In the study of electronics you will gain an understanding of the building blocks for these circuits and their individual components. You will develop skills needed to design and build your own circuits. You will study areas such as; logic, wireless communication, analogue circuits and micro-controllers. This course is an excellent complement to courses in Science, Engineering, Computing and Communications. There is a large focus on practical work and circuit simulation culminating in 2 pieces of coursework contributing 20% to your overall grade. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 4 in both Core and Additional Science. Grade 5 in Maths. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Electronics Engineer • IT Consultant • Network Engineer

• Aerospace Engineer • Design Engineer • Systems Analyst

If you are imaginative and enjoy Design and Technology, the construction sector gives you lots of chances to use design skills through architecture, engineering, landscape, mechanical, interior and electrical. An additional 179,000 jobs in construction will be created by 2021. An Electronics Engineer can earn on average between £21,000 and £65,000.

Engineering YEARS

DIPLOMA

SUB DIP

2

2

YEARS

Sub Diploma Diploma

Modern life depends on engineers to develop, support and control the products and systems that are all around us. For example, cars, heart rate monitors and manufacturing and transport systems. To make a contribution as an engineer you must be able to draw on an important range of principles developed by early engineering scientists, such as Newton, Young, Faraday and Ohm. There is an increasing demand for ‘multi-skilled’ engineers who can apply principles from several engineering disciplines to develop solutions. This course provides a general engineering education through a range of units. Most of the assessment is through tasks and assignments, which are always set in a vocational context giving you deeper understanding of the Engineering industry. Some of the content draws on students’ maths and physics skills and knowledge and students are expected to be confident in these areas. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 5 Maths. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Aerospace Engineer • Maintenance Engineer • Automotive Engineer • CAD Operator • Renewables Engineer • Production Manager

265,000 skilled workers are needed in the Engineering sector annually until 2024. The starting salary for an Engineer ranges from £20,000 to £25,000 depending on pathway.

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English Language A- LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

Do you want to learn how to effectively write stories, articles and reviews? Do you want to learn how the English Language developed, and is developing over time? Do you want to become a more effective speaker and listener? Then English Language A-Level is the course for you! On this course, you will be equipped with the linguistic skills and terminology to be able to become a more effective speaker and writer. You will learn how to write creatively, how the English Language has changed over time and how to understand and analyse the rules and codes which operate whenever we speak. You also learn about how children, men and women use language as well as accents and dialects. This course fits well with any other subject where you have to communicate as it gives you the skills to improve the clarity, fluency and variety of your communication, both spoken and written. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: English Language at grade 5. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Journalism • Publishing • Public Relations

• The Civil Service • Teaching • Copywriter

A fifth of graduates go on to further study, almost a third of whom are studying towards a teacher training qualification and a quarter continue to study English.

English Language & Literature A- LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

The combined English Language & Literature course will introduce you to an exciting range of English and American literature, exploring themes such as love, sex, sexuality, deception and death. The course will also help you to develop your understanding of linguistic and literary techniques, equipping you with the skills to analyse different kinds of literary and non-literary texts. So, if you enjoy taking part in discussion, writing essays and reading novels, plays and poetry which explore moral issues, dysfunctional relationships, gender roles, alienation and human identity, but also want to impress your friends with your knowledge of abstract nouns, adverbials, late 18th Century romantic poetry and fronted conjunctions, this is the course for you! Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: English Language at grade 5. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Journalism • Publishing • Public Relations

• The Civil Service • Teaching • Marketing

A fifth of graduates go on to further study, almost a third of whom are studying towards a teacher training qualification and a quarter continue to study English.

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English Literature A- LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

The A-level English Literature course will provide you with the opportunity to read, discuss and analyse a diverse range of classic English and American texts, which explore themes such as love and death, truth and deception, gender and relationships, disillusionment and despair. The course will involve you in an in-depth study of Renaissance and modern tragic drama, enable you to explore the work of major 19th and 20th Century poets and immerse you in the comparative analysis of two critically acclaimed modern novels. You will gain clear, critical insights into these works, polish your analytical and essay-writing skills and develop your grasp of literary techniques and terminology, enhancing your ability to evaluate both set texts and ‘unseen’ prose and poetry. If you really enjoy reading literature and then exploring the moral, philosophical and emotional issues which arise, this is the course for you. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: English Language at grade 5. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Journalism • Publishing • Public Relations

• The Civil Service • Teaching • Human Resources

A fifth of graduates go on to further study, almost a third of whom are studying towards a teacher training qualification and a quarter continue to study English. 2.9 million people are working in the education sector in the UK. Teacher salaries range from £22,917 - £67,305. Over 2.8 million people are employed in the creative industries and this number is growing rapidly. 60% of people employed in this sector have a degree qualification. Average Journalist salaries range from £15,000 - £50,000.

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Environmental Science YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

This course is for anyone interested in getting beyond the headlines about environmental issues and discovering the science behind the stories. You will look at how our environment works and how we manage and conserve our vital resources. Themes include wildlife conservation, pollution issues, global warming and the future use of energy. Understanding the science behind many of the pressures facing our planet in the 21st Century equips students with valuable transferable skills that are in ever-growing demand. Many of our students choose to study Environmental Science/Sustainability related courses at university and/or pursue employment opportunities in this sector. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Grade 4 in Maths. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Environmental Consultant • Recycling Officer • Environmental Manager • Sustainability Consultant • Marine Biologist • Waste Management Officer

An estimated 595,000 more workers are needed in the Environment and Sustainability sector by 2020. Waste management salaries up to £65,000. Environmental Consultant can earn between £22,000 to £60,000 and a Marine Engineer can earn between £24,000 to £55,000.

Film Studies A-LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

Film is a powerful medium. Studying Film at A-Level will offer you the opportunity to investigate how films generate meanings and ways in which we respond to them. You will engage with a wide variety of inspiring and challenging films including both mainstream and independent American, British and European films from the past and the present. For example, we start the course by looking at the film, Pan’s Labyrinth considering how film form (such as colour, lighting and camera shots) creates meanings, as well as examining the political, social and institutional contexts. During the course, you will also do some creative work by producing either a film sequence or a screenplay. You will draw on existing films and scripts to develop a portfolio that will inform your work. Through a range of activities including class discussions, presentations and writing, you will be able to develop your critical thinking and independent learning skills, inspiring you to watch a wider range of films! We also offer a range of film industry-related trips such as a visit to the Harry Potter Studios in London. This A-Level will allow you to progress onto a university course and there are many career options available in the film industry ranging from becoming a film director, to working in a film festival. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Marketing • Editor • Film Event Organiser

• Set Designer • Programme Researcher • Location Manager

UK film industry has increased massively over the last few years, with a record breaking performance in 2017 when it rose to £1.9 billion. The UK has become known for its high quality crews and quality state-of-the-art studios and facilities and attracts much foreign investment. Salaries in this sector vary considerably depending on skills and experience.

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“I really love the subjects I’m studying. Environmental Science and Geography are really interesting to learn about as they help develop my knowledge of the world and I am developing my understanding. When I leave college I want to go to university to study international development or STUDENT environmental sustainability.”

PHOEBE BARKER

(Rednock)

Environmental Science, Fine Art, Geography

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Financial Studies YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-Level A-Level

YEARS

A comprehensive introduction to personal finance, this course develops the knowledge and skills required for young people to make informed financial decisions by introducing them to the risks and challenges involved in personal finance and the tools for effective planning. Through developing core skills of critical analysis and evaluation, synthesis and written communication, it provides a foundation for further study in business and finance-related disciplines, as well as a wide range of other fields. This two year course is tailored for students interested in entering financial services as a career. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Chartered Accountant • Company Secretary • Forensic Accountant

• Data Analyst • Economist • Management Accountant

Financial and professional services industry contributes £176bn to the UK economy which is 10.7%. The industry employs 7.3% of the UK’s working population, totalling more than 2.2m people. The financial services remain the UK’s largest tax paying sector, contributing 11.5% of the total. The average earnings for a Financial Advisor range between £25,000 to £90,000. Management Accountants can earn an average of up to £100,000 per annum.

Fine Art YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

This course will stimulate you to explore the work of a range of artists, helping you to generate your own personal ideas through practical and written work. You will be introduced to a broad variety of materials and techniques, and encouraged to experiment creatively with them to develop original ideas and produce final pieces that successfully combine skill, aesthetics and concept. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at C grade or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 5 or a MERIT or DISTINCTION at BTEC Level 2 in an Art or Design subject. Entry may also be made via portfolio/interview. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Fine Artist • Exhibition Designer • Illustrator

• Printmaker • Teacher • Art Therapist

Creative industries earn the UK almost £92bn. The contribution of the UK creative industries - as measured by Gross Value Added (GVA) - rose by 7.6% in 2016, or more than twice as fast as the average 3.5% growth rate in this measure across the UK economy. Earnings as a Fine Artist will depend on demand some artists combine exhibiting and selling work with other part-time or full-time jobs.

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French A- LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

A language A-level opens many doors. The new linear syllabus for AQA is focused on the study of French culture, including social issues, music, cinema and politics. During the second year you will also make an in-depth study of a novel and a film. This is a great opportunity to gain the confidence to speak and write freely in French, on a variety of topical issues, in addition to acquiring transferable research and analytical skills. You will improve your ability to problem solve, to be creative and above all to communicate well, all of which are vital skills for today’s job market. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: French grade 6. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Financial Advisor • Industrial Buyer • Legal Secretary

• Marketing • Teacher • Accountant

Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly with businesses that trade internationally. A Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report in July 2016 states that the languages most in demand by businesses are the major EU languages of French, German and Spanish. There is also a national shortage of language teachers.

Geography YEAR

A- LEVEL

AS- LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

You will have the opportunity to explore key aspects of the human and physical geography which shape our world. Geography will help you understand the problems facing the world in the 21st Century. Topics include Changing Places, Global Cycles, Global Systems and Changing Landscapes. We also offer students the choice of following a Human Geography or Physical Geography pathway, allowing you to focus on the issues which are most important to you. This exciting course also includes fieldwork, giving students the opportunity to explore the concepts covered in class as well as develop a wide range of skills to take forward into future careers. There is a 20% coursework element to the course, giving students the chance to undertake their own research on a topic of their choice. The International Development enrichment course is popular with those students taking the Human Geography pathway. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Grade 4 in Maths. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Environmental Consultant • Market Researcher • Landscape Architect

• Planning Surveyor • Tourism Officer • Nature Conservation Officer

More than 60% of geography graduates are in employment in the UK six months after graduation. An Environmental Consultant earns on average £22,000 to £60,000.

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“I’m doing International Development alongside my A-levels, which I find really interesting. I may consider doing this at university, and it also helps with my Geography A‐Level course, so I enjoy and benefit from attending these enrichment sessions.”

RIYA DESHMUKH

(Highworth Warneford)

Geography, International Development, German, Physics, Maths


Geology YEAR

A- LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Geology brings science and physical geography together to help us understand both past and present physical processes which occur on planet Earth. Geology is hands on and therefore you will have regular field trips and lab practicals so that you can see the theory in action. This cutting edge Geology course uses current scientific discoveries to influence and guide your lectures. Your topics will include Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Fossils. As Geology covers a range of different subjects, you will learn lots of transferable skills. These skills make Geology a highly sought after course by universities and employers alike and can lead you to areas such as Hazard Management, Applied Geology, Engineering, Geophysics, Exploration Geology, Oceanography and Marine Biology. Geology is an ideal partner subject to Geography, Environmental Science and all of the ‘core’ sciences. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Grade 4 in Maths. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Engineering Geologist • Geochemistry • Hydro Geologist

• Environmental Consultant • Drilling Engineer • Minerals Surveyor

Geology graduates in employment in the UK are doing various jobs. Three of the top four include geologists, meteorologists, environment professionals and civil engineers. A Geologist can earn on average from £20,000 to £78,000 depending on experience.

German YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

A language A-level opens many doors. The new linear syllabus for AQA is focused on the study of German culture, including social issues, youth culture, art, history and politics. During the course you will also carry out an in-depth study of a play and a film. This is a great opportunity to gain the confidence to speak and write freely in German on a variety of topical issues, in addition to acquiring transferable research and analytical skills. You will improve your ability to problem solve, to be creative and above all to communicate well, all of which are vital skills for today’s job market. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: German grade 6. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Financial Advisor • Industrial Buyer • Legal Secretary

• Marketing • Teacher • Accountant

Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly with businesses that trade internationally. A Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report in July 2016 states that the languages most in demand by businesses are the major EU languages of French, German and Spanish. There is also a national shortage of language teachers.

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“Geology compliments Geography nicely as it digs deeper behind standard concepts and every lesson is fascinating when learning about the processes that operate below our very feet!� STUDENT

VOICE

HEATHER WILSON

(Stonar)

Geology, Geography, English Literature & Language, Journalism

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STUDENT VOICE

“Health and Social Care is perfect for preparing you for the workplace as you have to do 100 hours of work placement as part of the course. It also looks at the different jobs within the sector. The lecturers have worked in the sector so they can give you advice from their own experience. When I leave college I would like to either go onto university to study Paramedic Science or go into an apprenticeship with the Ambulance Service as a Student Paramedic.�

ELLIOT HENSON

(Balcarras)

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Graphic Communication YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Graphic communication is everywhere we look, it is on the books we read, the clothes we wear and the food we eat. There is a reason we play that video game or watch that TV show. These reasons come from visual language and that is what we are here to both create and understand. This course will take you through the process of design and how to develop your own creative outcomes. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 4 or a MERIT or DISTINCTION at BTEC Level 2 in an Art or Design subject. Entry may also be made via portfolio/interview. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Graphic Designer • Animator • Illustrator

• Architect • Interior Designer • Photographer

Creative industries earn the UK almost £92bn. The contribution of the UK creative industries - as measured by Gross Value Added (GVA) - rose by 7.6% in 2016, or more than twice as fast as the average 3.5% growth rate in this measure across the UK economy. A graphic designer can earn from between £16,000 to £50,000 a year

Health & Social Care YEARS

EXT DIP

EXT CERT

2

2

YEARS

Extended Certificate Extended Diploma

This course prepares students to work in the NHS or other healthcare providers. The course includes a wide range of topics, including healthy diet and lifestyle, how people and society respond to poorly people and how we care for them, dealing with the care of young or old people and communicating effectively with deaf and blind patients. Students can opt for the Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-levels over 2 years), or the Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A-level over 2 years). In year two of the Extended Diploma, you will choose whether you wish to take the “Care Pathway” or the “Health Pathway”. The Health Pathway is for those thinking about a career in nursing, and concentrates a bit more on biology. There are exams, as well as many other internally assessed units across both years, and you will also do a work placement. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Nursing • Occupational Therapist • Teaching • Social Work • Paramedic • Physiotherapist

The health and social care sector is a large and important sector of the UK economy. It is the largest sector by employment and has grown over recent years. By maintaining and improving the health of the population, the sector also contributes to wider UK economy by supporting people to remain economically active. Nurses can earn between £22,000 and £48,000 per year.

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History A-LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

The History course has three distinct pathways that aim to provide you with a strong understanding of key themes which have influenced the course of history from the 11th to the 20th centuries. You can choose the “conquest, control and resistance” pathway, which focuses on three turbulent periods in England’s history: the Crusades, the Norman conquest and rebellion under the Tudors. Alternatively you can choose “revolution and reform” which looks at such important events as the English Civil Wars; Russian revolutions and the growth of democracy in Britain, or “dictatorship and democracy” which takes a more international perspective. This final pathway focuses upon the impact of Fascism in both Germany and Italy during the early 20th Century and then returns to the theme of democracy in both Germany after the fall of Nazism and the 19th and 20th Century periods in Britain. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: If students have taken GCSE History, they have to have achieved a grade 4 or above to take A-level History. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Historian • Museum Curator • Conservation Officer • Archaeologist • Historic Buildings Inspector • Heritage Manager

The average salary for history graduates is £26, 500 depending upon career path, while the highest earning 10% earn an average of £64,200.

Horse Care YEARS

EXT DIP

CERT

2

2

YEARS

Certificate Extended Diploma

This course is suitable for those with existing knowledge or experience of working with horses. You will have the opportunity to study a number of different horse related topics such as Horse Biology and Anatomy and Physiotherapy, Horse Behaviour, The Horse Racing Industry, Horse Rehabilitation and Therapy, Horse Nutrition, Stable Management, Care of the Competition Horse, Business Management - amongst many others. You will study in a practical location at our own yard and at the College. This will provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress into the world of work, or into Higher Education and enable you to achieve your career goals. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Equine Veterinarian • Riding Instructor • Animal Breeder • Stable Manager • Animal Trainer

The South West is the biggest and most rural of all English regions. Nearly 120,000 people work in its land-based sector. Horse Riding Instructors can earn up to £25,000 per year.

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JIGSAW

Is a 15.3hh Irish Sports Horse, he is 10 years old. He competes in all disciplines and is a very kind and friendly horse. Jigsaw can be a bit of an attention seeker and has been part of the Horse Management Team for 3 years.

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STUDENT VOICE

“This course has so many units and they help me in so many different ways! The lecturers are so lovely and help us all the time! I’ve also been on trips to Prague and Disneyland Paris which allowed me to see the culture within the different countries and they were so much fun! When I leave college I hope to go to university to study Hotel, Resort and Events Management.”

SHIANNE MORTIMER

(Cirencester Deer Park) Hospitality, Travel & Tourism 50

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Hospitality & Event Management EXT DIP

2

Extended Diploma

YEARS

So you would like to work in the hospitality, tourism or event industry and possibly travel the world? By studying these industries you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the organisations involved and how they work together. Customer service is key to the success of the industry and you will have the opportunity to deliver customer service in different situations as well as investigate how organisations meet the needs of their customers. You will plan, participate and market an event of your choice. During the two year course you will undertake work experience in a relevant organisation. There is the opportunity to go on several course related trips, some of which are overseas. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Hotel Manager • Events Co-ordinator • Restaurant Manager

• Head Chef • Event Manager • Bar Trainer

The hospitality sector has created one in five new jobs since 2010 and aiming to generate a further 100,000 new jobs by 2020, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA). The average pay for a Hotel Manager is £20,000 to £60,000.

InformationTechnology (IT) YEARS

EXT DIP

DIPLOMA

2

2

YEARS

Diploma Extended Diploma

The BTEC IT level 3 qualification will provide learners with an exciting opportunity to gain an insight into the IT industry and to study a range of IT disciplines. The qualification provides learners with a solid foundation to move into a career in IT or to study IT related courses at university. This course is assessed via assignments only; there are no exams. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 4 in Maths and English. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Information Systems Manager • Web Developer • Games Designer • Project Manager • Software Developer • Support Technician

5,000 jobs are required in the Information Technology Sector by 2022 in Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. An IT Support Technician can earn from £16,000 to £35,000 per year. Computer/Games Developer earn between £19,000 to £70,000 and a Web Developer can earn on average up to £50,000 per annum.

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Journalism TEC CERT

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Technical Certificate

YEAR

The news industry has changed rapidly over recent years with advances in online technology allowing the distribution of news to become instant and global. You will learn about journalism for magazines, newspapers and blogs. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Copywriter • Website Content Manager • Broadcast Journalist

• Journalist • Editor • Writer

Almost a fifth of journalism graduates in employment in the UK six months after graduation are working as journalists, newspaper and periodical editors. Other jobs in the top five include marketing associate professional, public relations professional and author, writer and translator. A newspaper or magazine editor’s average earnings range from £30,000 to £80,000. A journalist can earn from £15,000 to £40,000 a year.

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Law A- LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

Law plays a vital role in our lives. It provides a means to recognise rights and duties, solve problems and resolve disputes without resorting to violence. The study of law helps develop your analytical ability and critical thinking. It also develops problem-solving skills through the application of legal rules. You will study a range of differing areas of law, including Criminal, Tort (Negligence) and Contract. It is likely that you have not studied Law before, but your experience of everyday life and knowledge of high profile events in the news are all relevant and helpful for the course - no prior knowledge is therefore required. The subject is popular, relevant and exciting for all students. You will participate in active debates fuelled by the media’s fascination with legal cases, undertake mock trials and learn a breadth and depth of skills needed for further study and employment. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Barrister • Company Secretary • Legal Executive

• Paralegal • Solicitor • Accountant

In 2016-2017, 17,855 students were accepted to read law at undergraduate level in England and Wales. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is required to collect and maintain records of all qualified solicitors. In 2017, there were 175,160 qualified solicitors, of which, 87,150 (49.8 %) are men and 88,010 (50.2%) are women. Solicitors earn on average £25,000 to £100,000, a barrister can earn up to £250,000 a year.

Mathematics YEARS

A- LEVEL

AS- LEVEL

2

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

This course gives you an insight into some of the diverse topics that can be studied in Mathematics. Pure Maths concepts such as Algebra, Trigonometry, Number Sequences and Calculus will comprise 67% of the course. Statistics and Mechanics techniques will make up the remaining 33% . While Maths is an intellectually stimulating subject in its own right, which develops your problem solving skills, it is also a useful aid to other courses with mathematical content, such as the Sciences, Computer Science and Economics. You would be expected to study 3 full A-level equivalent courses alongside it if you studied Maths at AS-level. Course specific entry requirement: Minimum grade 6 in GCSE Maths. General entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Data Analyst • Investment Analyst • Software Engineer

• Statistician • Accountant • Financial Manager

People with maths and science skills are in demand. People with maths and science skills earn more. Starting salaries for science sector jobs can be as much as £32,000, putting them in the top 20% of starting salaries. People who did maths A-level earn around 10% more over their lifetime than those who did not. Nationally there is a shortage of people who can teach Maths.

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Mathematics (Further) YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

1

YEAR

AS-level A-level

This course is for year 2 students only, who originally enrolled on the A-level Mathematics & Further Mathematics course (see separate prospectus entry). After completing your study of the whole of the A-level Maths content in year 1, you will have the option to study either the AS-level or the full A-level in Further Maths in year 2. Students who enrol on the Maths & Further Maths option must enrol onto 2 other full A-level courses. This is to ensure that - even if you decide to only do the AS-level in Further Maths in year 2 - you will still leave the College with 3 full A-levels. Course specific entry requirement: Minimum grade 7 in GCSE Maths and a successful first year on “Maths & Further Mathematics” General entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Data Analyst • Statistician • Investment Analyst • Accountant • Software Engineer • Financial Manager

People with maths and science skills are in demand. People with maths and science skills earn more. Starting salaries for science sector jobs can be as much as £32,000, putting them in the top 20% of starting salaries. People who did maths A-level earn around 10% more over their lifetime than those who did not.

Mathematics & Further Mathematics A-LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

If you really enjoy studying maths and generally attain high scores in your class tests and mock exams, then this could be the course for you. By studying Further Maths as well as Maths, you will learn about some exciting Pure Maths concepts such as Complex Numbers and Matrices. You will also extend your understanding of Statistics and Mechanics by learning about Hypothesis Testing and Collisions respectively. A qualification in Further Mathematics will give you a significant advantage when applying to Maths, Physics or Engineering courses at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. You will study the whole of the A-level Maths content in year 1 and then the additional Further Maths content in year 2. If you decided that you only wanted to study an AS-level in Further Maths by the time you finished year 1, that would be fine so long as your overall programme of study was large enough. As a result, we insist that if you are going to enrol onto the Maths & Further Maths option, you must enrol onto two other full A-level subjects as well. You can discuss this with a member of staff at the College when you come in for interview. Course specific entry requirement: Minimum grade 7 in GCSE Maths. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Data Analyst • Statistician • Investment Analyst • Accountant • Software Engineer • Financial Manager

People with maths and science skills are in demand. People with maths and science skills earn more. Starting salaries for science sector jobs can be as much as £32,000, putting them in the top 20% of starting salaries. People who did maths A-level earn around 10% more over their lifetime than those who did not.

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STUDENT VOICE

“One of the things I love about A‐level Maths is how it works at everyone’s level in whatever topic we do, it also challenges us to be able to problem solve and learn how things apply to the real world which makes you feel like a mathematical genius! Creating inner happiness when you are able to solve a difficult concept, it helps reassure you that with the support, you can achieve the grade that you want.”

FATHEMA MIAH

(Bradon Forest)

Maths, Chemistry, Biology & Psychology

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“Media production is great, consisting of a large variety of interesting and challenging units that give you a great portfolio at the end of it all. After College, I would like to get a Bachelors degree in a media related STUDENT course or film studies.� VOICE

WILLIAM DAVIES

(Bradon Forest)

Media Production, Film Studies

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Media Digital DIPLOMA

2

Diploma

YEARS

The media industry is in an age of rapid growth, with global communication networks bringing the digital age to every home. You will use a variety of digital print programs such as Photoshop and In-Design. As well as develop your creativity as both a cinematographer and as a sound and video editor, creating video and graphic design products, and exploring the art of visual storytelling and marketing. You will also study the media industry; exploring the production roles open to you and gaining an insight into how to start a career in media. This course has two external examined papers alongside the internally assessed units. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Layout Artist • Assistant Animator • Production Runner

• Freelance Crew • Broadcast Journalist • Editor

Over 60% of people employed in the creative sector have a degree level qualification. The creative industries are becoming more important in local economies, with 47 Creative Clusters across the UK. A Digital Marketing Officer can earn £20,000 to £50,000 per year.

Media Production EXT DIP

2

Extended Diploma

YEARS

This Media Production course provides an exciting approach to Digital TV, Film and Print production combining academic study, practical skills and understanding professional practice. Although the course is largely practical, developing skills such as team-building, communication and presentation, there are substantial written elements that have to be covered in each unit. This course is the equivalent of 3 A-levels and will allow you to progress onto a HE course, gain employment in a range of media related careers, or move onto a Media Apprenticeship. It is internally assessed through coursework with no external assessment. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Multimedia Specialist • Broadcast Journalist • Public Relations Officer

• Television Producer • Editor • Magazine Researcher

Over 60% of people employed in the creative sector have a degree level qualification. The creative industries are becoming more important in local economies, with 47 Creative Clusters across the UK. A video editor can earn £18,000 to £45,000 on average.

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Media Studies A- LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

Film, television, radio, the press, advertising and the internet are the media through which ideas, attitudes and information are communicated. Media Studies explores how these channels work and aims to help you understand, criticise and enjoy media products by combining theoretical study with practical projects. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Video Editor • Feature Film Producer • Journalist • Television Producer • Radio Producer • Cinematographer

Over 60% of people employed in the creative sector have a degree level qualification. The creative industries are becoming more important in local economies across the UK, with 47 Creative Clusters across the UK. A Media Researcher can earn on average £16,000 to £40,000 per year.

Music Performance SUB DIP

2

Subsidiary Diploma

YEARS

This course is aimed at singers, guitarists, drummers and bass players and focuses on pop, rock and jazz, music performance and the music industry. The course will suit those of you that have several years experience in performing a range of musical styles with the aim of improving both your practical ability and your general knowledge of music. The course will involve performance as part of a live band and as a soloist and the study of music theory, ear training, rhythm studies and sight reading. This course will stimulate you to explore the work of a range of musical styles and generate your own ideas through practical and written work. You will be introduced to a broad variety of materials and techniques, and encouraged to experiment with them to develop ideas and produce final pieces. Course specific entry requirement: A good level of musicianship. We assess your musical experience by way of audition. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Musician • Producer • Promoter

• Manager • Marketer • Venue Manager

Over 2.8 million people are employed in the creative industries - and this number has grown by nearly 14% since 2011. Salaries vary depending upon skills, experience and opportunities.

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MusicTechnology A-LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

Develop your music technology and production skills using industry standard equipment, work on projects based on realistic workplace situations, learn to sequence, record, produce and compose with technology. Course specific entry requirement: Playing an instrument or singing will help your studies. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Musician • Manager • Producer • Marketer • Promoter • Agent

Over 2.8 million people are employed in the creative industries - and this number has grown by nearly 14% since 2011

PE (Physical Education) A-LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

Our Physical Education A-level two year course allows students to participate in a course that will play to both practical and theoretical strengths within PE. The course will include a range of modules that will prepare students for Higher Education or the workplace, these include the fundamentals for study of Physical Education in Anatomy, Physiology, Sports Psychology and Practical Performance analysis. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: A grade 5 in Science and a grade 6 in PE or equivalent. Currently competing at county level in at least one sporting discipline. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Sports Scientist • Sports Therapist • Physiotherapist

Forecasts suggest there will be substantial growth in health and fitness, sport and recreation and outdoors activities in the South of England. Coaches, teachers and instructors make up almost two in five of the paid workforce.


Performing Arts DIPLOMA

2

Diploma

YEARS

The Performing Arts course at Cirencester College has a proven track record of getting young people into Drama School. On our new CTEC Performing Arts programme you will study all aspects of performance including acting, dance, voice techniques, practitioner master classes, improvisation, devising, directing, script-writing and performing arts business. In your second year, you will select either the Acting or Musical Theatre pathway. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the National Theatre Connections festival (upon audition), Edinburgh Fringe festival (upon audition) and Sundial Youth Theatre Company (student-led theatre company). You will also be given a work placement in your second year within our working theatre (Sundial Theatre) whereby you will develop other skills within the performing arts industry, particularly relating to production. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Actor • Director • Stage Manager

• Performer • Singer

Over 2.8 million people are employed in the creative industries - and this number has grown by nearly 14% since 2011. Most actors are selfemployed and are paid a fee for each contract or performance. A performer in theatre may earn around £420 a week.

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion YEAR

A- LEVEL

AS- LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Western philosophy includes discussions on the arguments for and against the existence of God, religious experience, the nature of the mind and body and what implications this has for a possible life after death. In Ethics, you will compare and contrast different ethical theories and apply them to ethical dilemmas such as euthanasia, business and sex. You will also study the philosophy of ethical language and the role of the conscience in moral decision making. Explore Buddhism which is considered by many to be an eastern philosophy rather than a religion. You will look at teachings on the nature of reality and human life, wisdom, morality and meditation. There is an option to study developments within Christianity instead of Buddhism. This pathway involves the study of the ways in which Christianity has responded to various challenges including scientific advances, secularism, religious pluralism and sex and gender issues. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Teacher • Lawyer • Charity Worker

• Counsellor • Archivist • Newspaper Journalist

More than a quarter of the 23% of graduates in further study continue their education in philosophy. Just over a sixth of philosophy graduates are in further study in law.

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STUDENT VOICE

“During my time at Cirencester I have learnt a lot about myself, met some amazingly talented people, and have been given a chance to greatly improve my skillset as a performer.�

ETHAN HUGHES

(Highworth Warneford)

Performing Arts (D* D*), Music Performance (D) Ethan has won a place at one of the most prestigious schools for drama in the country, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) www.cirencester.ac.uk

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Photography YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

This exciting hands-on course offers you the knowledge and skills to become highly inventive in the creation of eye catching, thought provoking imagery. The course follows both traditional and digital techniques with emphasis upon the research and study of historical and contemporary photographers. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Advertising Art Director • Press Photographer • Magazine Features Editor

• Graphic Designer • Photographer • Stylist

Over 2.8 million people are employed in the creative industries - and this number has grown by nearly 14% since 2011. A photographer can earn on average between £14,000 to £50,000.

Physics YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Through this course you will gain experience of what real physicists do. You will consider the weird and wonderful quantum nature of light and matter, learn about electromagnetism, delve into the depths of particle accelerators and explore the natural rhythms of orbital systems in the clockwork universe. Bringing mathematical skills together with physical principles to predict and model the future. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 6 in Physics OR 6 in both Core AND Additional Science. Grade 6 in Maths. We strongly recommend that you take AS-level Maths alongside Physics. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Physicist • Nanotechnologist • Geophysicist

• Investment Analyst • Nuclear Engineer • Meteorologist

People with maths and science skills are in demand. People with maths and science skills earn more. Starting salaries for science sector jobs can be as much as £32,000, putting them in the top 20% of starting salaries. People who did Maths A-level earn around 10% more over their lifetime than those who did not. Average wage for a physicist is £14,000 to £70,000 depending on experience.

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“My teachers have been fantastic and are always really happy to help me with any questions or problems I have. My physics teacher is an amazing teacher who has helped me to make sense of this challenging course.�

JULIET BIARD

(Stroud High School)

Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Gaining A*A*A*A*. Juliet is going to Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.


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Politics A-LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

In this rapidly changing world, politics has become more important than ever. If you are interested in current affairs, ideas, and how the country is run, then this is the course for you. You will explore the British political system and the parties, people and groups that impact on society. The course also features global politics, where you will study big international organisations and the important themes surrounding human rights, poverty, the environment and war. Entry requirement: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Charity Officer • Public Affairs Consultant • Government Social Research Officer

Nearly two-thirds of Politics students are in full-time employment six months after they graduate and the average starting salary for a Politics graduate is £22,568.

Pre-teaching AWARD

1

Award

YEAR

This introductory teacher training course enables you to explore teaching as a potential pathway, giving valuable insight into a challenging and rewarding career. You will complete a practical school placement as well as attend supporting theory lessons in college, where you will cover lesson planning, education systems, health and safety, special educational needs and theories relating to how children learn. You will also have the opportunity to develop a number of transferable skills such as discussion and presentation skills, risk assessments and data analysis. Later in the course you will research the variety of careers linked to education and the related routes to these careers. This course can fit alongside A-levels or a vocational programme and is for those wanting to pursue a career in teaching at primary, secondary or FE level. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Primary School Teacher • Teaching Assistant • Secondary School Teacher • Support Worker • Early Years Teacher • Activities Instructor

There is a fairly constant demand for graduates in teaching and there is a shortage of teachers in certain subject areas, such as science and mathematics. There are over 2.9 million people working in education in the UK. Starting salary for a teacher is £22,000 to £23,000.

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“Psychology is so much fun and extremely engaging, it can be difficult at times but the teaching within the department really helps with this. It’s such a “juicy” subject with lots of highly interesting studies. It’s really rewarding and I’ve met some amazing people as part of this course. I would highly STUDENT recommend it to anyone.”

VOICE

KELSIE GREY

(Abbey Park)

Psychology, Sociology, Law

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Psychology YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Psychology involves delving into the forces that drive and determine human behaviour. You will study some of the most important and interesting research from around the world. In your first year you will look at a range of different areas helping to explain behaviour and applying what you have learned to real life situations; for example, how eyewitness testimony can be affected by the wording in a question and factors that influence whether someone helps in an emergency situation. In the second year you will have the opportunity to study issues in mental health such as psychological disorders, criminal psychology and one other elective module, either sport, child or environmental psychology. Through studying Psychology you will learn important transferable skills such as analysis and evaluation and have access to a range of different trips and work experience, which will require you to apply your knowledge and develop your skills further. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Grade 5 in Maths desirable. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Psychologists • Counsellors • Support Workers

• Social Work • Lawyers • Police

According to the Health and Care Professions Council, there were nearly 19,300 registered practitioner psychologists in the UK in 2013 with the NHS being the largest employer of psychologists in the UK. Outside the NHS psychologists are also employed by Local Education Authorities, the Prison Service and the Civil Service. Average wage for a psychologist is £31,000 to £98,500.

Public Services (Uniformed) EXT DIP

2

Extended Diploma

YEARS

This course is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the uniformed public services (the Armed Forces, Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance, Prisons, HM Revenue and Customs, Border Agency and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency). While the course is tailored to assist entry to a career in one of the public services, it is also a qualification that can take you on to Higher Education. The skills involved are highly transferable and essential in a wide variety of career settings. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities In: • Armed Forces • Emergency Services • Outdoor Activity Centres

There is a wide range of career routes within this sector for example, the army has around 140 different types of jobs. Although everyone is a soldier first, it also has chefs, pilots, engineers, musicians, lawyers, medics, dog handlers, clerks, mechanics and many more occupations. An Officer in the Forces can earn upwards of £25,000, a Police Officer will earn from £20,000 to £60,000, a Prison Officer can earn on average £20,750 to £38,000.

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Sociology YEAR

A-LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

Do you wonder what fuels our apparent fixation with celebrity? Is it just gossip in a modern form? Is it that it provides endless, easily obtained content for our multiplying media outlets? Or even something much more profound about the class system of modern Britain? What about the way that your gender, religion, and ethnic background open or close opportunities in your life? And how far does the media affect how personal lifestyle choices are viewed by wider society? Are there other ways to look at identity? Is our identity controlled by society or do we have control? Sociology is not just about Britain. It also deals with global issues like the environment, migration and ‘globalization’ itself. How do these social changes affect people at every level of their social life? These are vital questions. You will not be provided with quick answers but you will discover how to think through these issues for yourself: students have found that sociology makes them look at the world in new ways and this is why it is still pioneering after more than a hundred years. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Social Worker • Youth Worker • Community Worker

A study of the world’s leaders has found that almost half have a social science degree. 84.2% of social science graduates were employed three years after graduating. Social workers can earn on average £24,000 to £40,000 a years..

Spanish A-LEVEL

2

A-level

YEARS

A language A-level opens many doors. The new linear syllabus for AQA is focused on the study of Spanish culture, including social issues, regional identity, music, art and politics. During the second year you will also make an in-depth study of a play and a film. This is a great opportunity to gain the confidence to speak and write freely in Spanish on a variety of topical issues, in addition to acquiring transferable research and analytical skills. You will improve your ability to work independently and in groups, discuss topics, do research and above all to communicate well, all of which are vital skills for today’s job market. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Spanish grade 6. Progression:

Career Opportunities In: • Business • International Organisations • Public Relations

Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly with businesses that trade internationally. A Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report in July 2016 states that the languages most in demand by businesses are the major EU languages of French, German and Spanish. There is also a national shortage of language teachers.

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Sport & Exercise Science YEARS

EXT DIP

SUB DIP

2

2

YEARS

Extended Diploma Subsidiary Diploma

The Sports Science course explores more the scientific disciplines in the study of sport from core subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology through to Biomechanics and Pathology of injury rehabilitation. Students will be expected to be confident in all science disciples alongside having the ability to convey this information in a variety of formats to a range of audiences. The course would support the furtherance of study in the therapies sector such as but not exclusive to; Sports Therapy; Nutritional Therapy or Sports Rehabilitation; it also supports further study of Sports Science at HE. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Biology or a Science subject at grade 4 -5. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Leisure Manager • Gym Instructor • Sports Coach Working in the sport and leisure sector can be tough – expect long hours and when you start, relatively low wages. But with experience, good qualifications and a positive attitude to customers and clients, a well-qualified instructor can expect to earn up to £21,000 increasing to around £40,000 at management level. Physiotherapists can earn on average £22,000 to £41,000 a year.

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STUDENT VOICE

“Sport Development Coaching and Fitness is very challenging but enjoyable, covering a wide range of interesting topics. I have experienced many new activities from practical lessons to dissecting a heart! The teachers however, make the whole experience at Cirencester so much more enjoyable and they always offer support to us when it is needed. This course will help me move onto my future plans of becoming a PE Teacher.�

BETHAN LONG

(Thomas Keble)

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Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) EXT DIP

2

Extended Diploma

YEARS

The Sports Development course has a wide ranging set of modules that allow students to explore how to educate and coaching styles needed for wide range of sporting and physical activity settings; from elite level sport to educating primary school children in physical movement, to those completely disengaged in physical activity and sport. We explore public policy alongside the psychology and physiology of engaging and developing this vast range of abilities. You will be expected to plan, deliver and execute a range of coaching and activity sessions to further develop your skills. It is suited to those looking at a career in educating or facilitating sports and physical activity participation. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Leisure Manager • Gym Instructor • Sports Coach

• Nutritionist • Physiotherapist • Personal Trainer

Working in the sport and leisure sector can be tough – expect long hours and when you start, relatively low wages. But with experience, good qualifications and a positive attitude to customers and clients, a well-qualified instructor can expect to earn up to £21,000 increasing to around £40,000 at management level. An experienced sports coach can earn up to £30,000 to £35,000 per annum.

Statistics AS-LEVEL

1

AS-level

YEAR

By studying AS-level Statistics you will learn how to analyse data and make predictions, as well as learning about the limitations of statistical results. In particular, you will learn about the extremely useful skill of Hypothesis Testing, which enables you to test claims that are made, e.g. suppose you claimed that significantly more students in your school are good at maths than at most schools, how might you prove it? By learning about different Probability Distribution Models and the technique of Hypothesis Testing, you will develop the skills required to answer questions like these. Whilst a course in Statistics is interesting in its own right, it also supports other subjects with statistical content such as the Sciences, Economics, Psychology and Geography. Course specific entry requirement: Minimum grade 6 in GCSE Maths. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Statistician • Market Researcher • Actuary

• Teacher • Biomedical Statistician • Database Curator

Statistics is a key part to many roles. Skilled Statisticians provide information to support developments in most industries and sectors. Salaries for experienced government statisticians range from £44,000 to £50,000. Research Scientists earn up to £60,000.

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Textiles A- LEVEL

AS-LEVEL

1

YEAR

2

AS-level A-level

YEARS

The Textiles course is suited to students who have a particular interest in designing and making individual and original textiles for fashion, furnishing and fine art purposes. You will be able to develop and learn new skills in a wide range of techniques and processes through projects which encourage creativity, innovation and original thinking. To further inform your ideas, you will have many opportunities to take part in visits to inspirational locations, museums and exhibitions, to widen your knowledge and understanding and to experience and see the work of practising artists and designers at first-hand. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 5 from the core subjects. Course specific entry requirement: Grade 4 or a MERIT or DISTINCTION at BTEC Level 2 in an Art or Design subject. Entry may also be made via portfolio/interview. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Textile Designer • Fashion Journalist • Interior Designer

• Knitwear Designer • Theatrical Designer • Printmaker

Creative industries earn the UK almost £92bn. The contribution of the UK creative industries - as measured by Gross Value Added (GVA) - rose by 7.6% in 2016, or more than twice as fast as the average 3.5% growth rate in this measure across the UK economy. Textile designers can earn on average £15,000 to £40,000 per year depending on experience.

Travel &Tourism

2

YEARS

EXTENDED DIPLOMA

YEAR

DIPLOMA

90C DIP

1

2

YEARS

90C Diploma Diploma Extended Diploma

Travel and tourism is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing industries in the world. By studying the Travel and Tourism course you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the organisations involved and how they work together. You will study selected global destinations in depth and also research current issues that the industry is facing. Customer service is key to the success of the industry and you will have the opportunity to deliver customer service in different situations as well as investigate how organisations meet the needs of their customers. During the two year course you will participate in work experience in a relevant travel and tourism organisation. There is the opportunity to go on several course related trips, some of which are overseas. Entry requirement: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects. Progression:

Career Opportunities: • Tour Guide • Holiday Rep • Tourism Officer

• Event Manager • Hotel Manager • Marketing Executive

Since 2010 tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms. Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025. 9.6% of the total jobs in the UK are in the tourism sector. As at 2013 there were 3.1 million people employed in the UK in the tourism sector. In the Cotswolds this equated to 7,503 estimated actual employment and 5,355 FTE employment.

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“We went to Alexandra Palace on a textiles trip to the ‘Knitting and Stitching Show’, where we saw lots of creative designers and their amazing pieces of textiles work. The textiles room itself has a great work space and the teacher is very supportive and gives you excellent feedback.”

VICTORIA RIGBY

(St Edward’s)

Textiles, Photography, Animal Management

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A*A A A

“I have had a great 2 years which has allowed me to become a very independent learner..”

“I’d like to give credit to my maths and physics lecturers at Cirencester because they did an absolutely fantastic job at getting all of us through the exams.”

“I’m really chuffed with all the support and encouragement I got to aim high!”

CLARA GARDNER

Studying at Norland Nanny College

ELIZA GRIFFITHS

(Ridgeway)

A*A*A*

MICHAEL HARRIS

AAA

(Cirencester Kingshill)

(Bradon Forest)

a-level results Studying Chemistry at the University of Cambridge

Studying a Masters Degree in Engineering at Oxford University

A*A A A

“I’m really happy with my results. The teachers are absolutely fantastic and really friendly and helpful!” Studying Astrophysics at Edinburgh University

“I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my grades without the support from my teachers. It’s been an amazing experience and I am so glad I chose to come to Cirencester College.” Studying Law at Leeds University

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ETHAN BROWN

(Bradon Forest)

A*A B

SOPHIA RAMAER

(Farmor’s)

EVAN JONES

(Abbey Park)

A*A*A

“Cirencester gave me a balanced approach between allowing me to study independently and giving me the guidance I needed!” Studying Maths and Politics at Exeter University


top achievers

“I loved my college experience. All staff members were lovely. Thank you to all of my teachers.”

Studying Chemistry at the University of Bath

Studying Medicine at Exeter University

STEPHEN HOY

A*A A

(Bradon Forest)

DAISY MUSSARD

“I had an amazing time at Cirencester, the quality of teaching was outstanding.”

(Abbey Park)

JOE HOLT

(Highworth Warneford)

A*A*A

A*A A B “My time at College was fantastic fun – everyone was so supportive. I couldn’t have achieved this without the help of all the staff.” Studying MEng in Material Science at Oxford University

“Learnt lots of new skills, met some amazing people wouldn’t change it for the world.”

“Extremely happy – thank you lecturers. Cirencester College is a great place to study.”

Studying Art Foundation at South Gloucestershire College

Studying Physics at Nottingham University

ERIN LINWOOD

A*A*A

(Rednock)

SAM KIRWIN-JONES

(Faringdon Community)

MEREDITH ADAMS

(Thomas Keble)

A*A A

A*A*A “Super pleased, all the hard work has paid off. Great fun! All the lectures have been really supportive.” Gap Year the studying Medicine at Plymouth Peninsula

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a-level results 2018

top achievers

97

A* grades

227 students

gained the equivalent of 3 grade As at A-level or above (including vocational students)

18 A*s 12 A*s inmaths

A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A* A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*

inphotography

A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A* A*A*A*

15 A*s 19 A*s inenglishliterature

A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A* A*A*A*A*A*A*

insciences

A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A* A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*

THOMAS GRIFFITHS

(Bradon Forest)

Maths A*, Further Maths A , Physics A

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(144 UCAS tariff points or more or equivalent to 3 grade As or above) (DS = distinction DS* = distinction* in a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma)

Name

Results

Name

Results

MEREDITH ADAMS Thomas Keble

A*AA

ANNABEL JONES Dean Close

A*AB

HABIB ALI Bradon Forest

AAA

EVAN JONES Abbey Park

A*A*A

SOPHIE ASHMAN Ridgeway

AAAB

SAMUEL KIRWIN-JONES Faringdon

A*A*A

LILY BANYARD Thomas Keble

A*AB

ALEXANDER KNOWLES Kingsdown

A*ABC

ARIEN BARLEY Cirencester Deer Park

A*AA

ERIN LINWOOD Rednock

A*A*A

TOBY BENNING Highworth Warneford

A*AA

JENNY LIU Commonweal

AAA

JULIET BIARD Stroud High

A*A*A*A*

TOBIAS MAILLARD Cirencester Kingshill

A*AA

COURTNEY BOON Cirencester Deer Park

A*A*A

FAYE MATHER Farmor’s

A*A*A

HANNAH BOWSHER Cirencester Kingshill

A*ABB

JESSICA MCDONALD Abbey Park

A*A*BC

REBECCA BOWSHER Cirencester Kingshill

AAAB

ZOE MCCUE Malmesbury

AAA

MORGAN BOYD Thomas Keble

AB + DS*

JAMES MCGLONE-FRY Bradon Forest

A*ABC

CAROLINE BRODERSEN Thomas Keble

A*AA

JAMES MEDCRAFT Bradon Forest

AAAA

ALEXANDER BROOK Cleeve School

AAA

AERYN MORGAN Maidenhill

AABB

SOPHIE BROUGHTON Ridegway

AAA

DAISY MUSSARD Abbey Park

A*AA

ETHAN BROWN Bradon Forest

A*AAA

AMELIA NEVIN Cirencester Deer Park

A*AAB

RHYS BURTON Abbey Park

A*AA

ISOBELLA NORMAN Thomas Keble

A*A*AB

JESSICA CARTER Cirencester Deer Park

A*AB

SEBASTIAN PERKINS Cirencester Deer Park

AB + DS*

TANSY CATON Archway

A*A*A*

SOPHIA RAMAER Farmor’s

A*AB

ALICE CHANDLER Thomas Keble

A*AB

JAMIE RAWSTHORN Kingsdown

A*A*B

AMY COOPER Abbey Park

AAA

EMILY RICALTON Cirencester Kingshill

A*A*A

ROSS DERRICK Cirencester Kingshill

A*AB

ELLA ROBINSON Stroud High

A*A*AB

LUCIA FOSTER Highworth Warneford

AAA

BETHANY ROSE Highworth Warneford

A*A*A*B

BRADLEY FRANKHAM Highworth Warneford

A*AA

TANIS RUBRINGER Stroud High

AB + DS*

CLARA GARDNER Cirencester Kingshill

AAA

ZOE SCAMPTON Cirencester Kingshill

A*AA

ELIZA GRIFFITHS Ridgeway

A*AAA

JACK SHERIDAN Cirencester Deer Park

AAA

THOMAS GRIFFITHS Bradon Forest

A*AA

VERITY SHILLABEER Royal Wootton Bassett

AAAB

SAMUEL HARDING Commonweal

A*AAB

FREYA SOUTER Stroud High

AA + DS*

MICHAEL HARRIS Bradon Forest

A*A*A*

DANIELLE SPIERS Bradon Forest

A*AAA

JOE HOLT Highworth Warneford

A*A*A

ALEXANDER SULLIVAN Royal Wootton Bassett

A*AB

MATTHEW HOPKINS Cirencester Kingshill

AAA

ANNA LANY TAGG-VAN Malmesbury

AAAB

HEBE HORSLEY Grittleton House

AABB

WILLIAM TIPPING Cirencester Kingshill

A*A*AA

STEPHEN HOY Bradon Forest

A*AAB

WILLIAM TURNER Abbey Park

A*A*A*B

REGAN JEFFERIES Grittleton House

AABB

SOPHIE WATSON Lycee Notre Dame De Bon Secours

A*A*A

AJAY JONES Carterton

A*AA

JOSEPH WHELAN Cirencester Kingshill

AB + DS* DS*

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SHOUMILLI ROY

D* D* D

BUSINESS (Royal Wootton Bassett Academy)

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BRYNLEY HALL

NEXT: SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE AT EXETER UNIVERSITY

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SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE (Malmesbury)

D* D* D

LUKE JONES

NEXT: VETERINARY NURSING AT HARTPURY COLLEGE

D* D* D*

SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE (Bradon Forest)

HILARY SMITH

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (Nova Hreod)

D*

NEXT: BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT AT KENT UNIVERSITY


results

AMY HAMILTON

NEXT: GAP YEAR THEN ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR & WELFARE CHESTER UNIVERSITY

NEXT: EMPLOYMENT IN ESTATE MANAGEMENT

SAM REYNOLDS

NEXT: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR & WELFARE AT CHESTER UNIVERSITY

D* D* D*

BUSINESS (Royal Wootton Bassett Academy)

ABIGAIL STARSMEARE

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (Kingsdown)

D*

D

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (Swindon College)

TOBY GRIFFIN

COUNTRYSIDE MANAGEMENT (Bradon Forest)

D*

top achievers

NEXT: APPRENTICESHIP

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(students gaining 144 UCAS tariff points or more or equivalent to 3 grade As at A-level or above) (D = distinction D* = distinction*) Hospitality, Performing Arts and Travel and Tourism are diploma courses which are equivalent for two A-levels. ALBERT VOSS Katharine Lady Berkeley’s D*D*D* Animal Management D* is equivalent to 3 distinction stars, D is equivalent to 3 distinctions

ALBAN XHIGOLI Cirencester Deer Park

EVIE ALLSOPP-RICHARDSON Bradon Forest

DS

ELEANOR CARTER Dorcan

DS

Countryside Management

OLIVIA CLOKE Katharine Lady Berkeley’s

DS*

EMILY ELLIOTT Thomas Keble EVANGELINE ESKINS Katharine Lady Berkeley’s

DS DS

D* is equivalent to 3 distinction stars, D is equivalent to 3 distinctions TOBY GRIFFIN Bradon Forest

DS*

ELISHA KENT Gloucestershire College

DS

AMELIA ETHERINGTON Nova Hreod

DS

Engineering

AMY HAMILTON Swindon College

DS

ROBERT BEAN Royal Wootton Bassett

D*D*D*

AMBERLEY HAWKES Commonweal

DS*

SAMUEL COLLIER Bradon Forest

DDD

CAITLIN HEWLETT Abbey Park

DS*

ANDREW JENNER Rednock

D*D* + BC

EMILY LANGTON Faringdon

DS*

MORGAN PRITCHARD Burford

DDD

JENNIFER MCGRATH Wiltshire College

DS*

ALI SELCUK Pittville

DDD

ELEANOR POVEY Abbey Park

DS*

PETER TOWNSEND Cotswold

D*D*D*+ C

SAM READ Kingsdown

DS

CAMERON WALDRON Cirencester Kingshill

D*DD

EMILY ROLFE Highworth Warneford

DS*

JAKE WILKINS Cirencester Kingshill

D*D* + C

HILARY SMITH Nova Hreod

DS*

ABIGAIL STARSMEARE Kingsdown

DS*

Health & Social Care

ROBYN WEST Bradon Forest

DS*

Art & Design

AFSANA BEGUM Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*D*

TASLEMA BEGUM Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*D*

CHELSEA BLOOMER Cirencester Deer Park

D*D*D

GRACE BAKER Rednock

D*D*D* + A

MEGAN CAMPBELL Abbey Park

D*D*D*

LUCY DEERING Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*D*

KIRSTY GEE Kingsdown

D*D*D*

REBECCA DURDEN Rednock

D*DD + C

HANNAH GLEED Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*D*

LAUREN TIBBLES Cirencester Deer Park

D*D*D*

JOSEPH KEENE Swindon New College

D*DD

TEGEN PENGELLY Farmor’s

D*D*D*

AMBER PHILLIPS Archway

D*D*D*

SAFIA ROBINSON Bournside

D*D*D*

PHOEBE SIMMONDS Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*D*

HANNAH STANCOMBE Cirencester Deer Park

D*D*D

EMMA WILLIAMS Bradon Forest

D*D*D*+ C

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D*DD

ANNA BOND Malmesbury

D*D* + B

GIANLUCA BOSCOLO Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*D*

CHARLOTTE BROOKER Kingsdown

D*D* + BC

ATHENA CHARALAMBOUS St Edward’s

D*D*D

RIEGAN COOK Ridgeway

D*D*D*

LUCY DEARMAN Farmor’s

D*D*D*

CHARLIE FERRIS St Edward’s

D*D*D* + B

Horse Management

D* is equivalent to 3 distinction stars, D is equivalent to 3 distinctions

LUCY HOWE Grittleton House

D*D*D*

ISOBEL ATKINSON Highworth Warneford

FREYA JONES Nottingham College

D*D*D

REBECCA GODDARD Bradon Forest

DS*

EMILY LARBEY Abbey Park

D*D*+ B

ANNABEL HOOPER St Edward’s

DS + A*

MATTHEW LECRAS Bradon Forest

D*D*D*

CERI JACKSON Cirencester Kingshill

DS*

TYLER LEWIS Bradon Forest

D*D*D*

JADE JONES Thomas Keble

DS*

LAURA LIPSCOMBE Cirencester Kingshill

D*D + BC

AMELIA MILLS Cotswold

DS*

HENRY LOVEGROVE Dean Close

D*D*D

AMBER RICE Malmesbury

DS*

OLIVER MADSEN Bradon Forest

D*D*D

GEORGIA MARION Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*D*

Hospitality Diploma equivalent to 2 A-levels

LEWIS MEREDITH Abbey Park

D*DD

SAMUEL REYNOLDS Royal Wootton Bassett

D*D*D*

SHOUMILLI ROY Royal Wootton Bassett

D*D*D

SOPHIA SIMPSON Abbey Park

D*D*D

OLUSEGUN UKOHA Highworth Warneford

D*D*D*

CHAY VILLIERS Gloucestershire College

D*D*D*

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SCOTT CARLILE Bradon Forest

DS

D*D*+ D*D*

ELEANOR CHANDLER South Gloucestershire Stroud College D*D*+ BC JAMES DAVIES Katharine Lady Berkeley’s

D*D*+ D*D*

KIMBERLEY FARNAN Farmor’s

D*D*

GEORGINA HOPKINS Archway

D*D + D*D*

AMY PAGET Dean Close

D*D*+ D*

HENRY PAYNE Katharine Lady Berkeley’s

DD + DD


LEWIS RAWLINSON Thomas Keble

D*D*

Information Technology (IT)

JAKE HAWKSBEE Thomas Keble

D*D*D*+ C

LUKE JONES Bradon Forest

D*D*D*

CALLY LEWIS Cirencester Deer Park

D*D*D

THOMAS MCALLISTER Malmesbury

D*D*D*

CHARLES SCOTT Cotswold

DDD

SOPHIE STEVENS Carterton

D*D*D*+ B

ROBERT WALKER Malmesbury

DDD

MICHAEL CARD Highworth Warneford

D*D*D*

LOUISE CHARLESWORTH-HERBERT St Mary’s (Calne)

D*D*D* + C

BRANDON GOODWIN Balcarras

DDD

NATHAN HOWSE Bradon Forest

D*D*D

ASTON INSTONE Abbey Park

D*D*D*

OLIVER LYONS Cirencester Deer Park

D*D*D

Travel and Tourism Diploma equivalent to 2 A-levels

SAMUEL RHODES King’s

D*D*D*

OLIVIA ALLIES Malmesbury

D*D*+D*

JOE TINDALL Abbey Park

D*D*D*

GRACE ASPINWALL Wycliffe

D*D*

TYLER WILSON-POOLE Marling

D*DD

ELLIE BARTLETT Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*

GILES WOTHERSPOON Malmesbury

D*DD

CHARLOTTE BEERS Highworth Warneford

D*D*

JACK CHAMBERS Cirencester Deer Park

D*D

LAURENCE COOPER Sir William Romney’s

D*D

PHOEBE GEORGE Cirencester Deer Park

DD

ROBIN LEEPER Balcarras

D*D

HOLLY NORRIS Sir William Romney’s

D*D*

HENRY PAYNE Katharine Lady Berkeley’s

DD

TONI PAYNE Carterton

D*D*+DS*

LUCY PIDSLEY Winchcombe

D*D*+ A

EDWARD PURKESS Malmesbury

D*D + BC

MORGAN STEVENS Sir William Romney’s

D*D*+ B

Media NIELSAN ABBOTT-BOHL Sir William Romney’s

D*D*D*+ A*

GEORGE BAKER Thomas Keble

D*D*D*+ C

WILLIAM COLLINGS Cirencester Deer Park

DDD

JAMES HOLLAND Malmesbury

D*D*D*

RYAN HURN Maidenhill

D*D*D*

CHARLES LORD Abbey Park

D*D*D

CONNOR NEWSON Highworth Warneford

D*DD

JACK STEVENS Maidenhill

DDD

Performing Arts Diploma equivalent to 2 A-levels

Uniformed Public Services

LEAH ASH Cirencester Deer Park

DD

EMILY GREEN Rednock

DD

OLIVIA BALL Malmesbury

D*D*D*

ETHAN HUGHES Highworth Warneford

D*D*+D

FINBAR BELDON Malmesbury

D*D*D*

SNEHA JONI Cirencester Deer Park

DD

WILLIAM BOWSTEAD Balcarras

D*D*D*

CHELSEA MILLARD Highworth Warneford

D*D

JAMES BRIARS Cotswold

D*D*D

HARRIET STEVENS Wycliffe

DD

ADAM CLERCK Royal Wootton Bassett

D*D*D*

NOELLA USBORNE Thomas Keble

DD

THOMAS CUTLER Balcarras

D*D*D*

FREDDIE WALKER Severn Vale

DD

JOSEPH GREENSLADE Balcarras

D*DD

THOMAS HATTON Cotswold

D*D*D*

JOSHUA HOLLOWAY Belgrave

D*D*D*

CAMERON KAY Marantha Christian

D*D*D*

RYAN KIBBLE Highworth Warneford

D*D*D*

ALEX KING Faringdon

D*D*D*

HARRY MAUND Cirencester Deer Park

D*DD

BENJAMIN KINGSTON Balcarras

D*DD

MOLLY SMART Malmesbury

D*D*D*

JONATHON STONE Abbey Park

D*D*D*

DANIEL SZYMKOWIAK Cirencester Deer Park

D*D*D

OLIVER VENTON Highworth Warneford

D*D*D* D*D*D*

Sport (Development Coaching & Fitness) LIAM ARCHER Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*D

EUAN BURKE Royal Wootton Bassett

D*D*D

MICHAEL COOK Cirencester Kingshill

DDD

DANNI DEWSBURY Bradon Forest

D*D*D*

EWAN ELLIOTT Bradon Forest

DDD

GABRIELLA ESPOSITO Balcarras

DDD

JACK GARDNER Archway

D*DD

LEYA JONES Carterton

D*D*D*

FREYA KILLICK Dorcan

D*D*D*

SAOIRSE MAHER Malmesbury

D*D*D*

HANNAH YATES Balcarras

ETHAN MILLINER Cirencester Kingshill

D*D*D*

OLIVER O’SHEA Malmesbury

DDD

CACHE Level 3 A= Triple distinction

LOUIE PATTERSON Malmesbury

DDD

TYLER RUSSELL Marling

D*D*D*

Sport & Exercise Science LACHLAN BEGGS Bradon Forest

D*D*D*

MAXIMILLIAN BRAY Grittleton House

D*D*D

DANIEL CARTWRIGHT Sir William Romney’s

D*D*D*

CAMERON CURTIS Bradon Forest

D*D*D*

JAMES DAVIES Cirencester Deer Park

DDM + B

BRYNLEY HALL Malmesbury

D*D*D

ELLIE ARMISHAW Kingsdown

A*

CHLOE RANDELL Cirencester Kingshill

A

KATHRYN VOADEN Farmor’s

A

EMMELINE YOURSTON Marantha Christian

A*

Mixed Programme SAMUEL JUDD Thomas Keble

D*+D*+ A

RORY THOMAS-LAWTON Thomas Keble

D*+D*+ B

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“My teachers in Business are kind and supportive of my ambition to gain a Distinction by helping me every step of the way. In ICT, we are given the facts and learn new skills we’ve never learnt before. When doing an assignment the teacher helps us individually to allow us to understand our work.”

STUDENT VOICE

AMER AHMED

(Kingsdown)

Business & ICT Level 2, English & Maths GCSE

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Animal Management

1

YEAR

Level 2 Diploma

4

GCSEs 9-4

This exciting and active course will give you the chance to work with and study a variety of animals in both practical and classroom settings. You will gain academic and practical experience with reptiles, fish, invertebrates, rodents, birds, farm animals, horses and domestic pets – these are either here on the college site or at our local yard. This course will support you in developing a range of real employability skills as well as the personal qualities and attitudes needed for success in a working life with animals. It can also enable you to progress to Level 3 courses. Progression:

The Animal care industry is worth £1 billion to the UK’s economies. 47% of the UK’s population has a pet – there are 24 million pets in the UK!

Biology

1

YEAR

Level 2 IGCSE

1

GCSE

Are you fascinated by how your body keeps you alive and allows you to respond to your environment? With an emphasis on human biology, the IGCSE Biology course will help you find answers to your questions as well as learning about a host of other varied topics including genetics, conservation, disease, reproduction and how incredibly important plants are to human life. Have you ever wondered about how the eye works or about what the food you eat actually contains? You will develop your understanding of some of the key principles of biology through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, including dissection and chemical tests. This course is essential for you if you want to pursue a career which involves biology. IGCSE Biology is a demanding course which will help make sure you are well prepared for further study, as well as enhance your understanding of the living world. Progression:

The study of Biology at GCSE level can lead on to further study at AS or A-level Biology. It could also lead to the study of other science-related A-levels or more vocationally-related courses. Careers in science lead to good salaries. Starting salaries for science sector jobs can be as much as £32,000, putting them in the top 20% of starting salaries.

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1

YEAR

Level 2 Diploma

4

GCSEs 9-4

Our level 2 Business courses provide a great introduction to the world of business, examining concepts and ideas and giving you the opportunity to gain practical work experience, helping you to understand how and why businesses operate. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Our courses are designed to take you straight into employment, an apprenticeship, or progression onto our Level 3 business qualifications. Progression:

A distinction overall will allow you to progress to Level 3 Business Studies or other Level 3 programmes at college, subject to meeting normal college requirements. These courses also provide the essential skills to take forward into apprenticeships or straight into full or part-time employment.

Business & Hospitality

1

YEAR

2 x Level 2 Extended Certificates

4

GCSEs 9-4

You will study an Extended Certificate in Business and the equivalent in Hospitality. Our level 2 business courses provide a great introduction to the world of business, examining concepts and ideas and giving you the opportunity to gain practical work experience, helping you understand how and why businesses operate. In Hospitality you will learn all aspects of the industry from how it functions to what it is like in the dynamic and fun customer based Hospitality and Events industry. You will be completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Progression:

A distinction overall will allow you to progress to Level 3 Business Studies or other Level 3 programmes at college, subject to meeting normal college requirements. These courses also provide the essential skills to take forward into apprenticeships or straight into full or part-time employment.

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Business & ICT

1

YEAR

2 x Level 2 Extended Certificates

4

GCSEs 9-4

This combined Level 2 course will involve studying Extended Certificates in each of Business and ICT, providing a great introduction to the world of business. The course examines concepts and ideas and gives you the opportunity to gain practical work experience, helping you understand how and why businesses operate. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The ICT extended certificate will involve using spreadsheets to analyse and interpret data, and either learning to build a website using Dreamweaver or learning about how computers are built. Expected progression routes from this course are to a L3 course in either Business or ICT, to employment or to an apprenticeship. Progression: The L2 course in Business and ICT is designed to help students progress onto: Employment, L3 courses in either Business or ICT. Please note that students are required to achieve a Distinction in their L2 course in order to progress to a L3 programme of study.

Countryside courses English Language

1

YEAR

see Farm & Wildlife Management

Level 2 GCSE

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GCSE

The new GCSE course in English Language will involve both writing and reading. You will have to write stories, letters and newspaper articles as well as reading extracts from novels and journals, some of which will be from the past. We aim to make you more confident with your writing and in discussing ideas in class. The new grading system runs from 9 to 1 (with 9 the top) and we will be hoping to get everyone to at least a grade 4. The Speaking and Listening element is marked separately and you can, if you want, keep your score from your previous school. Progression:

English GCSE is a crucial qualification for all, it is required for the majority of employment situations and will open up all sorts of opportunities for you.

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“English is very well taught by the lecturers, they are excellent teachers and make you feel more confident about your writing which is definitely helping me achieve higher grades in this subject.”

HOLLY NESBIT

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This qualification is suitable for learners interested in planning events. It provides an overview of the skills required for successful event planning, organisation and evaluation. This is a short course aimed at Level 3 students. This course can be taken alongside any Level 3 programme. Progression: Progression can lead to Level 3 Hospitality or Travel qualifications and studying this course can be useful to support a UCAS application. An Event Manager can earn from ÂŁ17,000 to ÂŁ80,000 a year depending on experience.

Farm &Wildlife Management

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This is ideal if you are interested in working outdoors in the wildlife or countryside sectors and want to gain the skills required for employment. This could mean in parks, nature reserves, farms, gardening or any other of the huge range of local industries. We love to get out into the countryside to teach our lessons, so if you like a mixture of classroom and outdoor learning, this could be the course for you! This one-year Level 2 Diploma also allows for progression on to some of our Level 3 Land & Wildlife diplomas. Progression: Students could progress on to our Land & Wildlife Management Level 3 diplomas.

Functional Skills English LEVEL 2

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This course seeks to improve your use of language, both in writing and in speaking. There are two exams which can be taken at Level 1 (pre-GCSE) or Level 2 (the equivalent of a grade C at GCSE), both of which test your ability to understand something that you have read and to write clearly in a practical context, such as writing a letter or a report. In addition, you will be assessed on how well you speak in a variety of contexts. Exams can be taken at several points during the year, enabling the teacher to tailor the pacing of the course to suit each individual. If you do very well in the January exam, you may be invited to do GCSE in the same year. Everything is tailored to suit you. Progression: Once you have passed Level 1 Functional Skills, you can progress to Level 2 Functional Skills. A-level 2 Functional Skills English qualification is usually required in Advanced Apprenticeship courses.

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Functional Skills Maths LEVEL 2

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Unlike GCSE Maths, all Functional Skills Maths questions are set in a context, such as a carpenter’s workshop, a supermarket or a travel agent. Functional Maths is all about using your numeracy skills to solve real life problems. It is these skills which employers want their employees to have. Level 2 Functional Skills is roughly equivalent to a grade 3/4 at GCSE. In order to study Level 2 Functional Skills, you need to pass Level 1 Functional Skills first. Hence, students who arrive at College with a grade 2 or lower in GCSE Maths generally study Level 1 Functional Skills in their first year and then progress to Level 2 in their second year. Progression: Once you have passed Level 1 Functional Skills, you can progress to Level 2 Functional Skills. A-level 2 Functional Skills Maths qualification is usually required in Advanced Apprenticeship courses.

Health and Social Care

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If you are interested in caring for people as a career, then Health and Social Care will be for you. You will find out about all the aspects of healthcare that enable you to progress to the Level 3 qualification, or to an apprenticeship with a healthcare provider, such as the NHS. Find out about the food we should eat and the lifestyles we should lead to be healthy, as well as diseases that cause people to be unhealthy, and how these are treated. How to care for poorly, very young or elderly people; what their rights are, and about all the organisations and careers that are open to healthcare workers. There are two exams, lots of assignments and a work placement. Progression: Each year a number of students from the level 2 course progress to the level 3 HSC course, depending on results. Some students opt to move onto an apprenticeship in the healthcare sector, and others move into a course or apprenticeship in ‘childcare / early years. Success on a level 3 course can ultimately progress to a degree level programme.

Horse & Farm Management

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Horse Care will give you the chance to develop a range of real employability skills as well as the personal qualities and attitudes essential for success in a working life with horses. There is a huge and varied range of local opportunities for work in the equine sector. This one year Level 2 diploma offers routes into employment or progression on to selected Level 3 Diplomas. The opportunity to work with a varied range of other animals will enable you to widen your knowledge and career opportunities. Progression: This course has the potential to lead on to the Level 3 City & Guilds Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management. However this course does provide students with a stand alone industry recognised qualification. www.cirencester.ac.uk

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Mathematics: Foundation

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It is a government requirement that any student who attained a grade 3 in GCSE Maths at school must study GCSE Maths until they attain at least a grade 4, which is equivalent to the old grade C. Progression: GCSE Mathematics is essential for many jobs and careers. It is also a requirement for many higher education courses.

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GCSE Maths Higher is for students who are targeting a grade 5 or higher. The entry requirement is a grade 4 in Maths, but students are also accepted onto the course if they are entering UK mainstream education from either home educated backgrounds, foreign schools or Steiner schools, if the results of an initial assessment indicate that this level of maths is appropriate for them. The main reasons that students take this course are either to meet university entry requirements, to supplement BTEC qualifications, or to enable progression onto A-level courses requiring GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above. Progression: Attaining a grade 5 or higher in GCSE Maths can widen your options when applying to study subjects which require some mathematical or statistical skills at university.

Military Preparation Course (MPC) Uniformed Public Services

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This is an active and engaging 16 week course which provides a firm foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in the Military (Army, Navy And Air Force). The course will get you into the mindset and physically prepare you for such a career. The focus is on fitness, discipline, employment skills, leadership and communication. Within the course you will take part in outdoor activities, Physical Training sessions and task based scenarios that affect the public sector. Progression: For the year 2020 the Government have set strict recruitment targets for all Military services. Currently none of the military wings are meeting these requirements which means that jobs are plentiful, and as long as you can meet the medical, fitness and basic requirements for the job, you should be able to access a career in one of these services.

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The Level 2 Award for Resort Representatives provides the skills, knowledge and understanding required to carry out the role of Resort Representative. It is ideal for those seeking employment in the industry without formal qualifications. The qualification has been endorsed by Thomas Cook, indicating that the qualification meets their needs for well-trained staff. The company has further supported the value of the qualification to the sector by guaranteeing an interview for those students who successfully complete the qualification and meet their minimum criteria. This is a short course aimed at Level 3 students. This course can be taken alongside Level 3 programmes. Progression: Employment as a resort representative either in the UK or overseas. It will help develop your presentation skills which all employers look for. Thomas Cook will guarantee an interview on successful completion of this course, subject to meeting their entry requirements.

Sport

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This course covers a wide variety of aspects related to the Sport, Exercise and Health industry. Modules studied include Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness Testing & Training, Planning & Leading Sports Events, Sport Nutrition, Injury in Sport, Lifestyle & the Sports Performer and Practical Sports. Progression: Students have the possibility of stepping into the exercise and leisure industry, coaching industry or progressing onto our Level 3 programmes.

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The “Works4Me� study programme is perfect for students who are looking to start their career but are lacking the work experience required to get a job. This course will develop the skills you need to find employment and will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or a job. You will also be given the opportunity to gain vital work experience and build your CV, whilst improving your English and Maths skills, which will boost your chances further and improve your longterm prospects. The Traineeship will be complemented with enrichment activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award which will make you stand out from other candidates when applying for jobs. For more information see our website or email traineeships@cirencester.ac.uk Progression: The Works4Me has three progression aims. Students can progress to a Level 2 course of their choice, subject meeting the entry requirements. We have a huge success rate for students to progress onto Level 2 and even Level 3 Apprenticeships. We support students to find an apprenticeship that suits their career aims. A full-time job; as a college we work with students to find work in an industry that they enjoy. www.cirencester.ac.uk

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“Once I left college, all the job interviews I went to said ‘we need someone with more experience’ so as a result I decided to go for an apprenticeship which has allowed me to get invaluable work experience as well as a qualification along the way.”

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“I really enjoy the learning at College. It is so interesting to me. I also enjoy working for the company. I hope that once I have finished my apprenticeship, I will be able to progress further within the company and increase my knowledge of the systems that they utilise.“

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Apprenticeships are a full-time job with training and they provide a fantastic opportunity for you to start your career. Every apprentice follows a specific programme of study that is relevant to their job role and nationally approved. This means that by the end of your apprenticeship you will have the qualifications, skills and experience which match exactly what your employer wants. It also makes you far more employable when you want or need to move on. It is important that you consider what type of apprenticeship you want to do and when it is the right time for you to make the move from full-time education to full-time work. Our Apprenticeship team will work with you to help you find the right apprenticeship for you. Apprenticeships are delivered at different levels which reflect the scope and responsibility of the job role and not the academic ability of the apprentice. The skills and competencies apprentices will be expected to demonstrate in the workplace become increasingly more complex through the levels. There is the chance to progress to higher levels where the job responsibilities allow.

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Intermediate Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship

Higher Apprenticeship

An intermediate apprenticeship is for those new into a sector or in a junior role. Focussing on the development of core workplace skills and knowledge along with sector and company specific learning, the apprentice works towards a Level 2 apprenticeship.

For those job roles with some degree of responsibility and with greater levels of complexity, autonomy and problem solving. An advanced apprenticeship focusses on more detailed technical knowledge and the development of advanced workplace skills. There may be responsibility for staff and/or processes, projects and activities. They would be expected to use their own initiative and be able to make relevant judgements and possibly make first line operational decisions. Advanced apprentices work towards a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Higher apprenticeships include strategic and management responsibilities or a high level of complex and technical expertise and responsibility. In most cases the apprentice will have completed an advanced apprenticeship; will have been working in the sector previously and is now moving to a higher level job role; or will have completed technical qualifications relevant to the sector. Many higher apprenticeships include a foundation degree or HNC/HND as part of the knowledge based qualifications. The apprentice will be working towards Level 4 or above qualifications (HE Level).

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Digital Media & Design Business & Administration

Customer Service

IT & Computing

Supervisory & Management

Marketing & Social Media

Financial Services

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This is a guide to the sector areas we deliver in partnership with employers. There are different apprenticeships available within each sector.

Full details of apprenticeship pathways and qualifications for each sector, and information on any new programmes can be found at www.cirencester.ac.uk/apprenticeships. Or contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01285 640994 or email apprenticeships@cirencester.ac.uk

“I was going to do an NVQ but I thought it would be worthwhile to do an apprenticeship because it is more tailored to the job. It will be really helpful and will give me an understanding of the financial side.”

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T-levels are rigorous, classroom-based, technical study programmes at level 3, designed to support entry to skilled employment in technical occupations at level 3 and above. A substantial, high quality industry placement with an external employer will be an essential part of each T-level. A T-level programme will be ideal for students who want to progress in to employment in a skilled or technical industry such as Digital Industries, Health and Engineering. T-levels are occupationally specific and will focus on developing the practical and technical skills required in the occupational sector chosen. On average, each student on a T-level programme will complete 50 days of industrial placement with a local employer in the sector or area that supports their T-level programme. This industrial placement will be planned, monitored and reviewed to ensure that relevant work-place and industry learning is taking place. If you might be interested in a T-level programme, please check the College website as we will be publicising more about the programmes as they are developed. At the moment the formal roll-out will begin in September 2020, but the college has been approved to deliver a smaller pilot programme from September 2019. We will be running a series of information events through the year to ensure that parents, schools and students receive up-to-date and relevant information about these exciting new programmes.

t-levels

The new T-level programmes are being formerly introduced to the curriculum from 2020.

• Complete 45 working days minimum in the workplace • Good fit to your course - you’ll learn the exact technical skills required to work in that industry • If eligible for support for expenses (e.g. transport), students will continue to receive this. Some employers may pay a wage or expenses • Placements will be agreed to suit the employer and student’s timetable • The placement is compulsory for successful completion of the course • You’ll learn the exact technical skills required to work in that industry

If you would like to find out more come along to our Information Evening on Thursday 14 March 2019 at 6pm. www.cirencester.ac.uk

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Higher Education courses at Cirencester College are a popular choice for students. Students save on living costs by living locally, benefit from small teaching groups, a strong support network and outstanding lecturers. The Higher Education Funding Council for England has judged that HE courses at Cirencester College meet rigorous national requirements for quality and standards and that the student academic experience is of high quality. In partnership with the Royal Agricultural University, we deliver Foundation Degrees* in: •

Environmental Conservation and Heritage Management

British Wildlife Conservation

Business and Enterprise

Animal Science

* Foundation degrees combine academic study with vocational skills for specific employment sectors; both are equivalent in academic level to the first two years of a degree and full degree top-up opportunities are available in Cirencester or elsewhere.

Planned for 2020 We are hoping to expand our range of university level courses with some exciting new programmes including Criminology, Applied BioScience and Education. Please keep checking the website for new developments.

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All students at Cirencester Sixth Form College will get involved with Succeed activities which complement your academic studies, but also allow students to flourish outside the classroom and focus on essential skills.

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We are keen to encourage our students to aspire to go to the best universities and join the most competitive courses in their field. To do this we want to support students in the best possible way. HAA students should expect to be challenged and stretched throughout their time at College. We will do this by cultivating their knowledge and skills and making Cirencester Sixth Form College students stand out from other applicants by: • Allocating HAA students to a specialist ‘High Achiever’ tutor • Providing weekly ‘High Achiever’ sessions to develop their skills

• Developing higher level academic skills including the abilities to think critically and to argue, key abilities prized by the top universities

• Supporting students with applications including ‘Oxbridge’

• Providing information, advice and guidance on applying to top universities

• Offering the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside their 4 A-level programme.

• Working on interview skills • Providing university visits and guest speakers

• Giving students ambassador roles, peer mentor and volunteering in the community. • Providing enrichment opportunities such as Debating Society; Vets, Medics and Dentists; Law; STEM Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award and much more.

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“We have dedicated Teachers, Technicians, Management and Governors with special roles in this area providing us with a powerful STEM portfolio. If you want to be at the forefront of STEM then Cirencester Sixth Form College has to be your first choice�.

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Cirencester Sixth Form has a state-of-the-art STEM Centre equipped with the latest technology and labs with a focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths core subjects. STEM students are highly sought-after by employers and Cirencester ‘s STEM Centre is a response to these priorities both locally and nationally. STEM at Cirencester also has a thriving enrichment programme where students can develop ‘employability skills’ and demonstrate commitment to future employers. Including: • STEM Group - students get involved in STEM activities, working with schools and employers, visiting universities and industry and attending talks to complement their subjects and highlight future careers • STEM High Achievers Group - including specialist STEM tutor groups, STEM individual research projects (EPQ) and a focus on gaining places at top universities, in careers and apprenticeships • Students wishing to pursue a career in Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry attend additional tutorials to support their university applications in highly competitive fields • Engineering Workshop students will get involved in activities including building a powered model aircraft design • Summer Schools/Work Experience - STEM students will be encouraged and supported to take part in Summer Schools including Nuffield, Sutton Trust and Villiers Park as well as gaining important work experience in career related areas www.cirencester.ac.uk

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“I decided to join the Career Ready programme because I was unsure of what I wanted to do in the future regarding careers. I wanted to gain experience in the world of work as well as improving my employability skills to suit any employer. The career ready programme helps you to achieve this, and you can make it as personal as you wish; using your own mentor to answer any questions and guide you to success.“

JAKE HAWKSBEE

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“I was part of the career ready programme which opened up a lot of doors to me that I thought were closed. Being part of the sports and leisure programme it meant I was able to tailor my CV to make sure there are more options for me rather than just leisure.“

TYLER RUSSELL

(Marling)


have a bright future with the career ready programme...

We offer 3 Career Ready programmes in:

Business & Finance Sports & Health Technology & Communications Career Ready helps students with their career planning and the choices they have to make when they leave College, be that university, an apprenticeship or embarking on a full-time career. Our alumni students tell us that the Career Ready programme has helped them reach their potential after entering their chosen career. The programme successfully connects students to the real world of work in 4 ways: 1. Employability master classes help students to develop employability skills such as networking, personal branding and interview techniques 2. Employer talks and visits help students understand the workplace, build awareness of career possibilities and gain knowledge of recent developments in the industry 3. Work placements help students practice employability skills through meaningful work and further develop their career awareness 4. Mentoring helps students reflect on their career learning and build their own career plans. The focus of the Career Ready programme is on raising aspirations, developing career awareness and enabling students to reach their full potential. To deliver this, the programme is supported by a wide variety of active and enthusiastic employers who mentor students and increase awareness of the skills required for their career sector. The programme is not a separate course but runs alongside a student’s academic studies. Students are invited to apply and a place on a Career Ready programme is offered as a result of an interview process where emphasis is placed on the student’s focus, commitment, enthusiasm and continuous participation. Our programme is affiliated to the national Career Ready employability programme. Cirencester College is the only local college to offer this opportunity and in 2014 the College won the bank Santander ‘Career Ready Centre of the Year’ Award. NICOLA GREGSON Work Preparation and Enterprise Co-Ordinator

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Students on a vocational study programme will undertake work experience as part of their course. For non-vocational study programmes students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience to prepare them for their future. Personal Tutors provide advice and guidance on how to gain work experience and will discuss this with students at one to one meetings. Students planning on moving directly into fulltime employment or an apprenticeship on completion of their courses are encouraged to prepare themselves for this through a relevant work experience placement. The College does not set aside a particular time for this during term-time and therefore students should plan to undertake work experience activities in the holidays and through regular part-time work and enrichment activities, where their timetable allows. “We support the Career Ready programme providing one on one mentoring, career talks and summer internships to their students. Over the past 3 years we have had the privilege of taking on 3 summer interns who all became keys members of the team, getting fully involved in the day to day operation of our business. I was also involved in mentoring a student from the college over the course of a year and found this one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. It was fantastic to pass on all the knowledge and experience I had gained over my career to someone who was just starting out. I also helped them with applications, practice interviews and CV support while they started to apply for apprenticeships and university places and was really pleasing to see the hard work pay off when the student secured his chosen apprenticeship.”

EMPLOYER

DANIEL BUSSON

(Service Delivery Manager, Capita Workforce Management Solutions)

Capita were winners of ‘The Award for the Best Employer Contribution to the College – Career Ready’2017


We offer an employability programme to help those students who want to develop their employability skills. Students will have access to workshops to help develop the skills needed to research career options, develop career plans and secure chosen positions.

young enterprise Young Enterprise is your chance to set up and run a legally trading business with other students. You will take on a specific role and work together to make the business a success. Our most successful Young Enterprise Group was Soberdrive, inventors of a unique car key breathalyser. Not only did they sweep the board in the county but also went on to win the UK Hyundai National Finals and the European Finals in Prague. They were guests of honour at the Asia Pacific Finals in Seoul, South Korea where they presented to the finalists.

enterprise society TIES (The Innovation and Enterprise Society) provides students who wish to start their own businesses, either now or in the future or who already have a business, the opportunity to network with established local entrepreneurs. TIES have been involved with several excellent enterprise and innovation opportunities including: • Attending an Innovation Forum at Mitsubishi Motors supported by the Cirencester Growth Hub. • Networking with a large group of local business people and entrepreneurs. • Organising the Youth Market in Cirencester which will run for the 4th time in 2019.

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• Mentoring the Young Enterprise students. • Building links with the Enterprise Society at the Royal Agricultural University, the local Chamber of Commerce and our local schools through our E4 project. www.cirencester.ac.uk

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The weekly themes are wide ranging containing a high level of career, equal opportunity and sustainability elements, for example: International, ICT, gap year, mental health, health awareness, faith, entrepreneurial and enterprise, higher education, black history, children in need, disability awareness, STEM, politics... Monthly competitions will also take place within tutor groups.

Activities include:  Volunteering 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

 Attending workshops – we have

over 50 fun and exciting weekly workshops to get involved in including martial arts, debating society, Law club, creative writing and a whole variety of sports, music sessions and societies.

 M  entoring (helping other students)

 F  undraising for charity

 Health Week

Organising events Student representation on the College Corporation  W  orking in local primary schools  A  ttending guest lectures  International exchanges

 Events, eg Remembrance Day,

political hustings Huge range of subject trips

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a nationally recognised qualification for young people in the UK. It is designed to encompass and develop the key features in young people that are most looked for by employers and universities. Over the 12-18 months it gives the student an opportunity to develop a new skill, maintain or improve physical well being, show they are willing to help others by volunteering and experience adventure and independence through an expedition and residential.

Based around the College’s own professional performance venue, Sundial Theatre Company gives students the chance to be in shows, as well as train as directors and actors. Not only that, it has its own board where students organise and plan events. Each year we perform in National Theatre Connections at theatres such as Bath Theatre Royal and Bristol Old Vic, perform a Christmas show and sometimes make a musical. Most excitingly, we take a show up to the Edinburgh Festival every other year where we have had four star reviews for our shows. Come and join the board, take part in acting sessions every week, and audition for the shows.

At Cirencester Sixth Form College, students have the opportunity to sign up for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award or the Silver Award designed for young people aged 16-25 years of age. Cirencester College is the largest enroller of D of E in the South West. For more details take a look at our website

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Getting work experience at a law company demonstrates commitment to a career in law whilst giving students the opportunity to gain a greater awareness of the day-today workings of a solicitor and the legal industry as a whole. For this reason in 2016, Cirencester College introduced the Law Society to reward our hardest working and most enthusiastic law students with the opportunity to complete work placements in the local community with prestigious law companies. Those who gain work placements will complete a portfolio of learning objectives, evidencing their learning and development throughout the experience. The Law Society allows students the opportunity to build on their skills such as interpersonal skills, teamwork, organisation and time management, as besides the work placement, students will be introduced to building a portfolio on Client Care Skills, Legal Research and take part in Mooting where students can participate in a mock trials complete with legal arguments, court etiquette and a judge. They have to argue their points and convince the judge that they have the strongest case. This enables students to engage with interesting legal issues, and teaches them how to present an argument with confidence, persuasiveness and ingenuity. The skills gained through mooting are invaluable not only to those students who are interested in a career in Law, but to those who are interested in pursuing a different legal or non-legal career.

Cirencester College Debating Society Cirencester College is committed to enriching all students’ experiences, to give students many opportunities to extend their learning and to stretch and challenge them at every level. The Debating Society encompasses all of this and more, giving everyone the chance to research, structure and argue contemporary issues. The Debating Society gives students the chance to develop their employability skills, socialise with others of the same interest and enter the national competition, ‘Debating Matters’. In 2017/18, Cirencester College were winners of the Regional Finals.

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“I am the captain of the Rugby Development Squad which has been a great way of socialising and meeting new people at the College. One of my funniest and best memories at Cirencester College was when the rugby development squad went on a tour of Principality Stadium.� TOM MCALLISTER

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“The Football Academy involves 3 training sessions a week and a game on a Wednesday. The coaching is brilliant and I can’t thank the coaches enough for helping me with my own personal development. The football academy has given me a range of opportunities; one of which includes now being in the county team. I’ve really enjoyed my first year in the academy, hoping for another successful one next season.”

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Cirencester College football is focused on the development of talented students, providing the best possible exit routes for individuals. The programme includes two weekly training sessions, a competitive fixture in the AOC college leagues, and a strength and conditioning session. The programme is integrated into the student’s timetable, ensuring that academia and sport go hand-in-hand. There are two male teams who play in: • 1st team – AOC West Midlands Category 2 Premier League • 2nd Team – AOC West Midlands Category 2 • Cup competitions (ESFA Colleges’ Trophy, English Colleges’ Cup & Glos County) Previous Cirencester College Football students are currently in: • Careers in professional football and semiprofessional football • Football refereeing • Further and Higher Education competing in

University football BCS leagues • Full-time work in sports and/or leisure related areas Football coaching worldwide • Overseas scholarships in the USA 22 players have gained international honours in both British Colleges and British School teams.

Trials for new students will take place in March 2019

The Girls Football Academy enjoy the same excellent training and coaching as the boys teams. Meeting twice a week for training and playing in the BCS Cat 3 Women’s League for matches on Wednesday afternoons, the team is open to female students from across the College from all programmes of study and your training will fit into your timetable along with your lessons. Recreational Football You can join our Football for Fun enrichment programme if you just want to have a ‘kick around’ with a football on a Wednesday afternoon. You can get involved with local fixtures or play some 5 a-side.

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With the opening of the Sports Hall, the College has created a centre for sports in the region that nurtures both performance and coaching talent. For those students who are keen to take an active part in sport, the development squads are an ideal solution. They sit within the student’s programme of study, which will include training sessions and competitive matches. The students also get the opportunity to: • improve the standard of their own individual performance • enhance their career prospects • become involved with coaching or leadership • develop a personal portfolio with their coach with a detailed improvement action plan • take individual fitness testing and monitoring • have free fitness centre membership • opportunity to gain NGB coaching awards • gain entry into the AOC sport national championships • be involved in organising a cross college sports event • be involved in organising community sports events

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fit for college, fit for work, fit for life! Our aim is to help individuals of all abilities and backgrounds to achieve and maintain a level of fitness that they aspire to. Through our community and club partnerships, Cirencester College wants our students and staff to improve their quality of health: including social, nutritional, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Ranging from participation, coaching, volunteering, and informative workshops, Cirencester College will have something on our timetable to suit you. We all know that exercise plays an important role in our physical health, however our mental health also greatly benefits from increased physical activity, such as relieving ‘exam stress’ and anxiety. Research also suggests that physical activity has an equally important role to play in transferable employment skills, such as building confidence, resilience, communication, teamwork and initiative. Why not come and learn new skills and connect with more like-minded people, whilst keeping fit and having fun? In 2018/2019, students have been involved in a range of activities including:

Boxing| Self-Defence | Rock Climbing | Wheelchair Basketball | Circus Skills | Boccia & Curling | Badminton | Table Tennis | Ultimate Frisbee | American Football | Yoga | Volleyball | Weightlifting | Powerlifting | Spinning | Football | Zumba | Cooking & Healthy Eating | Dog Walking | Taekwondo | Driving Range | Fitness For Females | Gym Fit | Walktography | Futsal | Kwick Cricket | Giant Games | Recreational Hockey | Tennis | Stretch & Meditate | Handball | and much more… Cirencester College wants to provide all students with a wide range of provisional opportunities and informative workshops on making healthy lifestyle choices on a regular basis. If you have any ideas of your own, our Sport Engagement Project Officer will be interested to hear from you!

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student

ambassadors

Cirencester College student ambassadors contribute in a supportive capacity at a variety of College events throughout the whole year. These can range from assisting on regular Guided Tours of campus, to supporting at Parents evenings, Choices Days events, Induction, Enrolment and Admissions Days or taking part in presentations, talks and workshop sessions including mentoring in secondary schools alongside members of College staff. There is no specific recruitment criteria to become an ambassador, though the general qualities we look for in our ambassadors are a willingness to chat with prospective students and their families and to share their personal positive experiences of being a student. Our ambassadors are drawn from across the curriculum areas and year groups. The role fits around a student’s study programme, with the College Ambassador Awards Scheme providing an opportunity to self-assess skills and comment on personal development that is advantageous when submitting university, apprenticeship and employment applications.

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“Becoming a student ambassador was a spur of the moment idea and was the best decision I have ever made. After signing up for my first event, I knew being an ambassador was going to benefit me in many ways, such as giving me confidence, give me opportunities to get more involved in college and a chance to meet some great people.�

ELI BRUNSDON

(Kingshill)


national citizen service NCS Summer Challenge 2019 In one amazing summer, you’ll live away from home, develop skills to boost your CV, and meet amazing people you’ll never forget. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a 2-4 week programme which takes place outside of term time in the summer and autumn holidays. It’s a chance for the young people to embark on exhilarating challenges, build friendships and develop skills for work and life. On NCS, the young people will develop the skills that employers increasingly value: confidence, leadership and independence. They will also meet people they wouldn’t normally meet and work together for the benefit of their communities. It supports them to

realise their potential and prepare them for adult life. In week one, they will live away from home for a five-day residential; we partner with some of the country’s most popular outdoor activity and residential centres. In week two, they will embrace independent living and further develop their personal skills. For the social action phase - weeks three and four – the young people will return to their local area and give something back to their community! Please note – our shorter autumn programmes include 3 residential

nights, with participants staying at home for the remainder of NCS. NCS is proven to have a massive impact on young people’s lives; 7 in 10 graduates are more confident about getting a job as a result of NCS and over 8 out of 10 graduates have kept in touch with people they met on the programme. NCS helps young people become more confident about meeting new people and it also lowers anxiety and boosts resilience. So what are you waiting for? Change starts at yes!

If you are in Year 11 now and you would like to find out more about NCS, please contact the NCS Team on 01285 640994 or email ncs@cirencester.ac.uk. Please note that spaces on the programme are limited and do fill up quickly.

For more information about the programme at Cirencester go to: www.cirencester.ac.uk/ncs or take a look at the bigger picture at: www.ncsyes.co.uk. www.cirencester.ac.uk

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before you apply • Think about your career goals/ aspirations – look at career websites • Think about what learning methods best suit you, eg coursework/exams and link this to the courses you are interested in

• Research Cirencester College courses using this prospectus and our website, which tells you more about the courses • Check entry requirements for courses/look at our “Which courses are right for me?” (Page 16) • Attend our Open Events (see back cover for full list and dates)

• Make your application online

happens

next?

A quick guide to applying to Cirencester College after you have applied • You will receive a confirmation of your application from our Student Journey Team

• Confirm transport arrangements

• Your application is reviewed by the College Admissions team (you will be contacted by the College to attend an admissions interview if required)

• Enrolment appointment confirmed

• A provisional place is offered subject to entry requirements being met • Access is made available to Applicants Portal/ Parent Zone (information on all aspects of life at college including transport/Wisepay/Induction and Enrichment using log in details)

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• Complete pre course initial assessment • Attend your Enrolment Interview with your GCSE results slips • Attend Induction Day at the beginning of the Autumn Term 2019


current pick up points:

Full information on all our routes can be found on our website or by contacting Student Transport on 01285 626147.

As a result of the increased demand from students outside our immediate area for transport to Cirencester College, we now run 28 subsidised coach routes to the College. In addition, there are also public bus routes from surrounding areas. Our dedicated coaches pick up from various areas in Swindon, Cheltenham, Stroud, Gloucester and surrounding villages including those above. Routes may be subject to change each year. www.cirencester.ac.uk

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course index

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Level Page Subject

Level

Page

Accounting

A

22

Electronics

A

35

Ancient History

A

22

Engineering

L3 Voc

35

Animal Management

L2 Voc

84

English Language

A

36

Animal Management

L3 Voc

25

English Language

GCSE

86

Applied Science (Biomedical)

L3 Voc

25

English Language & Literature

A

36

Art and Design

L3 Voc

26

English Literature

A

37

Biology

A

26

Environmental Science

A

38

Biology

GCSE

84

Event Planning

L2 Voc

88

Business

L2 Voc

85

Farm & Wildlife Management

L2 Voc

88

Business

L3 Voc

27

Film Studies

A

38

Business & Hospitality

L2 Voc

85

Financial Studies

L3 Voc

41

Business & ICT

L2 Voc

86

Fine Art

A

41

Business Studies

A

27

French

A

42

Chemistry

A

29

Functional Skills English

L1 Voc

88

Childcare & Education

L3 Voc

29

Functional Skills English

L2 Voc

88

Classical Civilisations

A

30

Functional Skills Maths

L1 Voc

89

Computer Science

A

30

Functional Skills Maths

L2 Voc

89

Countryside Management

L3 Voc

31

Geography

A

42

Criminology

L3 Voc

31

Geology

A

44

Design - 3D Design

A

32

German

A

44

Drama & Theatre Studies

A

33

Graphic Communication

A

47

Economics

A

33

Health & Social Care

L2 Voc

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level 3 qualifications Subject

level 1 & 2 qualifications

Level Page

Subject

Level Page

L3 Voc

47

PE (Physical Education)

A

59

A

48

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion

A

60

Horse & Farm Management

L2 Voc

89

Photography

A

62

Horse Care

L3 Voc

48

Physics

A

62

Hospitality & Event Management

L3 Voc

51

Politics

A

65

IT (Information Technology)

L3 Voc

51

Pre-Teaching

L3 Voc

65

Journalism

L3 Voc

52

Psychology

A

67

Law

A

53

Public Services (Uniformed)

L3 Voc

67

Mathematics

A

53

Resort Representative

L2 Voc

93

Mathematics: Foundation

GCSE

90

Sociology

A

68

Mathematics: Higher

GCSE

90

Spanish

A

68

Mathematics (Further)

A

54

Sport

L2 Voc

93

Mathematics & Further Mathematics

A

54

L3 Voc

71

Media Digital

L3 Voc

57

Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)

Media Production

L3 Voc

57

Sport & Exercise Science

L3 Voc

70

A

58

Statistics

A

71

Military Preparation Course (MPC) L2 Voc Uniformed Public Services

90

Textiles

A

72

Travel & Tourism

L3 Voc

72

Music Performance

L3 Voc

45

Work4Me

93

Music Technology

A

59

PREGCSE

L3 Voc

60

Health & Social Care History

Media Studies

Performing arts

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my checklist for joining cirencester sixth form college Careers Advice Visit a Cirencester College Open Event Courses I would like to know more about: Entry qualifications I need: Apply My interview date is on:

Research for my admissions interview including:  Career Plans  Course information on Cirencester College website www.cirencester.ac.uk

The information contained in this prospectus is believed to be correct at the time of production, September 2018. Cirencester College continually updates and reviews its provision to ensure that it meets the needs of the community. Therefore the right to amend, change or delete learning programmes or accreditation routes is reserved at all times. Cirencester Sixth Form College is committed to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all learners, both socially and academically. Cirencester Sixth Form College provides open access to a comprehensive range of high quality education and training courses for people over the age of 16, regardless of race, class, belief, language, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, previous educational attainment or particular circumstances. www.cirencester.ac.uk

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key dates 2018/19

Open Day (10am to 3pm) Saturday 13th October 2018

Choices Day (taster lessons) Friday 16th November 2018 Thursday 4th/Friday 5th July 2019

Open Evening (5pm to 8pm) Thursday 17th January 2019

VocationalTaster Day (9am to 12 pm) Saturday 2nd March 2019

High Achievers’Academy Information Evening (6pm to 7.30 pm) Wednesday 6th March 2019 For students predicted 7 grade As and above (or equivalent)

T -levels Information Evening (6pm) Thursday 14th March 2019

Apprenticeship Information Evening (4.30pm to 7 pm) Thursday 7th March 2019

Freshers’Evening at Cirencester College (5pm to 8pm) For prospective students and students who are starting in 2019

Thursday 27th June 2019 Cirencester Sixth Form College Fosse Way Campus, Stroud Road Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1XA tel: 01285 640994 email: Student.Journeyteam@cirencester.ac.uk

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