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#STANDOUT SCHOLARSHIP Turn great grades into a £500 Suffolk Scholarship! If you have been predicted at least 2 grade 8s and 5 grade 7s at GCSE and are enrolling with us, you can apply for a scholarship. You will be rewarded with £500 to use as you please to enrich your studies through travel, materials and research.
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WELCOME I am delighted that you are considering Lowestoft Sixth Form College as your next step.
We are a high-achieving college offering an excellent student experience. Our students STANDOUT. In 2018, 99.7% of our A Level students passed their exams, with 80% achieving A*- C grades. Our BTEC students did equally well with 100% passing their Diploma course, and 84% achieving top distinction grades. We are extremely proud to say that, according to the Department for Educationâ€™s performance tables, Lowestoft Sixth Form College is one of the top 3 performing sixth form colleges in England for A Level and BTEC performance, and the top performing sixth form college in the east of England.
We are ambitious for you. We want you to leave Lowestoft Sixth Form College proud of what you have contributed and achieved; ready to do more. We will support you when you need it, provide honest feedback about your progress and enable you to STANDOUT.
Our outstanding teachers and support staff provide students with the expertise and support needed to progress onto their chosen destination, be it university, an apprenticeship or employment. We truly value our students and listen to their contributions. In return we ask that you commit to your studies and work hard. Our teachers are passionate about your learning - they want you to enjoy their subject and to succeed. Lowestoft Sixth Form College is an exceptional place. We are big enough to provide a wide range of subject choices, but small enough to nurture every student to achieve their goals, whatever they may be. We have so much to offer you; I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Best wishes,
Keith Shiels Principal
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Previous school: Hobart High Scho ol L6FC subjects: A Level Chemistry, Maths and Biology Destination: Studying Medicine at the University of Exete r
Rebecca Haw es
Previous sc hool: Pakefield High Scho ol L6FC subje cts: A Level B iology, Psy chology and Histo ry Destinatio n: Studying Midwifery at the University of East An glia
Previous school: y Benjamin Britten Academ s: ject sub C L6F Level BTEC Performing Arts, A Maths and Physics Destination: y Studying Music Technolog the at tion duc Pro io Aud and University of Kent
Owen Camp Previous school: Bungay High School L6FC subjects: BTEC Sport Level 3 Diploma Destination: Studying Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University
Previous school: Ormiston Vent ure Academy L6FC subjects : BTEC Medical Science, A Le vel Maths and Ps ychology Destination: Studying Diag nostic Radiography at the University of Suffolk
Previous school: my Ormiston Denes Acade L6FC subjects: istry, A Level Biology, Chem gy olo ych Ps Maths and Destination: University Studying Medicine at College London
Previous sc hool: Sir John Le man High School L6FC subjec ts: A Level Eng lish Langua ge, Creative W riting and BTEC Medical Sci en Destination: ce Studying P hilosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London
Holly Rant Previous school: y iston Academ Cliff Park Orm : L6FC subjects 3 Science Level BTEC Forensic a om Extended Dipl Destination: ical Sciences Studying Biolog e tion Year at th with a Founda ia gl An st Ea of University
Previous school: Beccles Free Sc hool L6FC subjects: A Level Maths, Physics and Geography Destination: Studying Physics at the University of War wick
Jack Read Previous school: s Academy Ormiston Dene : L6FC subjects l 3 Extended BTEC ICT Leve Diploma Destination: l Hacking and Studying Ethica Coventry at Cybersecurity ity Univers
Emma Jeffs Previous school: East Point Academy L6FC subjects: Level BTEC Performing Arts, A History and EPQ Destination: Studying Performing Arts at Masters Performing Arts College
Emily Prettyman Previous school: Sir John Leman High School L6FC subjects: BTEC Creative Media Production (TV & Film), A Leve l Film Studies and Sociology Destination: Studying Film Studies at London South Bank University
COURSES A-Z LEVEL 3 COURSES Art and Design A Level
Biology A Level
28 Chemistry A Level
32 English Language A Level
35 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) 38 Further Mathematics A Level
Business Studies A Level
29 Criminology (Applied)
Engineering Technologies Level 3 Certificate NEW!
Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Certificate
Digital Games Development (Creative Digital Media Production) BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate
Economics A Level
English Literature A Level
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate
Film and Television Production (Creative Digital Media Production) BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Certificate
Film Studies A Level
Geography A Level
Government and Politics A Level
37 Forensic Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/ Diploma/ Extended Certificate
40 Graphic Communication A Level
History A Level
Health and Social Care (Applied)
42 Mathematics A Level
43 Media Studies A Level
45 Performing Arts (Acting Pathway/ Dance Pathway) BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate
Medical Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/ Diploma/Extended Certificate
Music BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Certificate
46 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion A Level NEW! 49
51 If you would like a copy of this prospectus in a different format, such as plain text, large print or Braille,
How will you STANDOUT?
BTEC Level 2 Law
49 Sport and Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate
LEVEL 2 COURSES
47 Photography A Level
Sociology A Level
BTEC Level 2 Foundation Pathway Courses
48 Psychology A Level
Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Law A Level
46 Performing Arts (Acting Pathway/ Dance Pathway) BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Physics A Level
Information Technology BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma/ Extended Certificate
please call us on: 01502 537000 or email: INFO@L6FC.ORG
WHY CHOOSE US? Making your choice about what and where you want to study next is a very important decision.
With us, you will gain vital qualifications and something extra too: the confidence and inspiration to excel. We are bigger than a school sixth form so we can offer many courses and combinations, whilst we are small enough to offer real individual attention and support.
Our Student Feedback
We are extremely proud that our students rate their college experience very highly and would recommend others to complete their studies with us. In the most recent student satisfaction survey (Summer 2019) benchmarked nationally by the University of Durham, Lowestoft Sixth Form College student feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
Our Specialist Teachers
As a sixth form college we are specialists, educating 16-19 year olds only. This allows our teachers to truly focus on your needs. Our teachers understand young people; they are friendly, approachable, committed and qualified specialists in their subject area.
Our Outstanding Facilities Our Results
Good grades create exciting futures. The Department for Education (DfE) recently published the national schools and college’s performance tables. We are extremely proud and pleased to say that Lowestoft Sixth Form College is
one of the top 3 performing sixth form colleges in England for A Level and BTEC performance, and the top performing sixth form college in the east of England. With a progress score rated as “well above average” by the DfE, our college places in the top 5% of schools and colleges in England!
Lowestoft Sixth Form College is a £25 million purpose-built college. Our science laboratories, art rooms, music suites, multimedia suites and performance spaces have all been specially designed to support your learning. Additionally, over £1.3 million has been invested in the IT infrastructure and equipment to provide an exceptional service.
Our Vast Choice
We offer over 40 different qualifications including A Levels, vocational BTECs and GCSEs, which allows many varied combinations of subjects to suit your talents and interests. Our mission is to enable our students to excel and progress beyond expectation in an outstanding learning environment in the heart of Lowestoft.
Our Excellent Close Individual Support
Every student is unique and our support is designed to meet your needs. The transition from school can seem a little daunting, but you will have a Student Achievement Mentor (SAM) who you will meet every week to support you. You will work alongside your teachers and your SAM to agree your targets which will be continually monitored throughout the year and which you can track on our Dashboard. We offer a host of other support services, including advice on higher education, careers and employment opportunities, as well as counselling and pastoral support.
Our Mature Learning Environment – Very Different to School
There are no bells and no uniform. You will be supported to take responsibility for your learning, which will provide an excellent foundation for your next step to university or into employment. You will be given ‘Directed Independent Learning’ (DIL) periods within your timetable; these are allocated time slots for you to carry out tasks set by teachers, and catch up with any outstanding work.
Our Opportunities and Fun
We offer you many opportunities beyond your studies including our Plus More Programme. You will make friends, develop new interests and have a fresh start. These experiences will not only enrich you and your time at Lowestoft Sixth Form College, but also enhance your CV and support your future university, apprenticeship or job applications.
FIND OUT MORE We would love for you to visit and find out more about the exciting opportunities we have to offer: Visit: WWW.L6FC.ORG Email: INFO@L6FC.ORG Call: 01502 537000 Lowestoft Sixth Form College @L6FC @L6FCOfficial
1. Application Form
Complete an application form online at: WWW.L6FC.ORG If you experience any difficulties please ring our Admissions team on: 01502 537000. We are happy to receive applications throughout the year.
• Campus Tours are available upon request • Open Evening Wednesday 25th September 2019 (6pm-8pm). No registration required
• Open Day Saturday 5th October 2019 (10am-2pm). No registration required • Information Evenings (visit WWW.L6FC.ORG)
• School Roadshows during Autumn term 2019 • Taster Day June 2020
No need to wait! Apply in Year 10
2. Course Advice
Once we have received your application form, we will invite you to meet with a member of our Admissions team. This meeting is a relaxed, informal discussion about your course choices and aspirations. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss anything related to your college application that you are unsure about.
3. Application Deadline
The deadline for applications is 15th March 2020. Applications after this date will only be considered if we have places available and a waiting list may operate.
4. Accepting Your Offer
Please be ready to accept or decline the offer of a place at Lowestoft Sixth Form College on receipt of your offer letter. Once you’ve accepted your offer we will keep you updated with what’s going on in your chosen subject and invite you to some special events.
5. GCSE Results
We will be available on GCSE Results Day in August 2020 to give advice at local partner schools and at college. Call us if you have any questions or concerns about your programme.
We will send you a letter with your individual enrolment appointment by 19th July 2020.
7. Classes Begin
Lessons begin early September 2020.
#STANDOUT WORLD CLASS FACILITIES Wow!
The atrium space with suspended break out pods creates a dramatic, central meeting area with access to all four floors. The atrium has full WIFI coverage and has seen some exciting college productions in its vast space.
• State-of-the-art science laboratories • A full HD operating TV Studio complete with green screen and area for set design • A professional standard full Adobe Suite for editing and compositing 3D design • Music recording studio, soundproofed rehearsal rooms and music technology editing suite • Contemporary theatre and specialist dance and drama studios • Specialist art/design and photography studios • Teaching classrooms all equipped with the latest technology • A partnership with Waterlane Leisure Centre giving students free access to: a 25 metre heated swimming pool, fitness suite (allocated times), and Sports Hall. View the facilities at: www.waterlaneleisure.co.uk • Our Barnards Centre Point venue provides a superb 3G football pitch
Technology is at the heart of Lowestoft Sixth Form College. We have invested over £1.3 million in the infrastructure and latest equipment. You will experience a high speed internet connection, wireless networking and 24 hour access to college software from home. We welcome you to use your own devices at college. We offer many ways for you to use IT: in lessons with laptops and notebooks, in the Learning Resource Centre, in the pods, in one of our Mac suites or in our open access IT Centre.
SUPPORTING YOU TO SUCCEED Individual Care
At Lowestoft Sixth Form College, you will be treated as an adult and offered all the support you need to succeed. You will have both a Director of Faculty (DOF) and a Student Achievement Mentor (SAM) to support you. You will meet with your SAM from the very beginning of your first week in college and they will help you settle in. You will then meet weekly during ‘C6 sessions’, to get the support you need to achieve and progress. Your DOF will meet regularly with your SAM to keep an overview of your progress and at times they may want to meet with you too. SAMs and DOFs can be contacted at any point throughout the college year with any queries or concerns.
Equality and Diversity
We have a positive and inclusive atmosphere for all. We take our commitment to Equality of Opportunity seriously and base our relationships in the college on mutual respect and appreciation of difference. We will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment. We support wholeheartedly the aims of the Equality Act 2010 and we will make all reasonable adjustments to ensure your requirements are met.
Additional Learning Support
We offer Additional Learning Support (ALS) according to each student’s individual support requirements. It is our aim that every student will progress to be an independent learner and go on to further study, apprenticeship or employment. If you have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), we will help you to achieve your targets and this can be in the form of in-class support or additional one-to-one sessions. There is a wide range of assistive technology available should you need it. You may find that you qualify for assistance that you did not receive at your previous school and this is something that you can discuss with us. Furthermore, we can offer support with a personalised transition programme. To enable us to support you in the best way, it is important that you speak to us as early as you can; all information you give us is treated as confidential. In addition, provision for disabled access has been considered with care and integrated into the building design to ensure convenient and comfortable access to all areas.
Partnership With Home
College is a time students need to be given independence and responsibility for their own learning, in order to prepare them for their next steps onto university or employment. We provide this freedom in a supportive context with close monitoring and guidance. We will keep your parents or carers involved through a variety of methods including: Consultation Evenings to discuss academic progress with subject teachers, progress reports and online access to attendance data and current targets via our online Parentsâ€™ Portal. We politely request that parents/carers keep in contact with your SAM, phone the college in the case of absences and book holidays outside of term times.
We want to make sure that everyone is able to study regardless of their financial position or background.
Counselling and Health Advice
A professional, confidential counselling service is available for those times when you may want some additional help and to share concerns, whether college-related or not. We also offer a Nurse Practitioner service to provide support and advice around physical, sexual and emotional wellbeing, friendships and relationships. Additionally, the Terrence Higgins Trust regularly visits the college to provide students with free confidential sexual health information and advice.
The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and has a designated Safeguarding Team. Access to the college is by ID pass only.
We are pleased to offer the 16-19 Bursary Fund. This is a means-tested award available for all eligible students who face genuine financial barriers to participation, providing help with costs such as transport, meals, college trips and equipment. Bursary Fund application forms will be sent out with enrolment information in July/ August for the 2020/21 academic year, or can be obtained throughout the year from the Finance Team and from our website. Eligibility information and application forms are available via: WWW.L6FC.ORG or call our Finance Team on: 01502 537000
#STANDOUT CAREERS Our students progress onto fantastic university, apprenticeship and employment opportunities. We are proud to have been awarded the Careers Mark in recognition of the quality of the careers education, information, advice and guidance services that we provide.
Advice on Higher Education • Full support with the higher education application process: initial guidance on choosing universities, help with personal statements, open days, mock interviews, test preparation and application forms • A college visit to the annual Higher Education Convention • Specialist support for applications to Oxbridge, Russell Group and research universities • Applications to specialist performing arts colleges • Information about conferences and taster courses e.g. for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Law and Engineering • Our NEACO (Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach) representative is also on hand to help students who may not have considered going to university, progress onto higher education
Advice on Careers and Employment Opportunities • CV development, completion of application forms, preparation and practise for interviews • Annual Careers Fair with a wide range of employers, universities and apprenticeship providers to meet from a variety of sectors • A Level 6 qualified college Careers Adviser based in Student Services • Information sessions for students run by prestigious organisations such as CEFAS, the Armed Services and the James Paget Hospital • Visits to employers to find out about the career opportunities available • Joint working with Suffolk Young Chamber on employability projects such as interview skills workshops • Assistance with apprenticeship and employment applications
#STANDOUT AWARDS We host an annual awards evening in December each year, when staff and students join together to celebrate our students’ hard work and successes.
Our awards are based on subject-specific areas and our core values. For our 2018 awards, we were honored to have Steve Frampton, the President of the Association of Colleges join us in presenting the awards, as well as the Deputy Mayor and our very kind sponsors. Congratulations to all the winners of 2018 – here’s to next year’s celebrations! It could be you in a few years’ time!
#STANDOUT GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMME We offer support for entry to competitive university courses, internships and employment opportunities, including careers in Medicine and Oxbridge applications. We offer the extensive Gifted and Talented programme for students who join us having achieved outstanding GCSE results. We harness students’ academic talents by developing their ambitions, and provide challenging opportunities for them to excel above and beyond their expectations.
As part of the Gifted and Talented programme, we will:
• Support you with bespoke weekly tutorial or 1:1 individualised support sessions • Provide you with specialist careers advice and guidance aligned with your future goals • Support your applications to competitive progression routes, including Oxbridge, Russell Group and research universities, internships and apprenticeships • Support you to take part in courses such as: the Cambridge University Shadowing Scheme, University of Oxford residential programmes, Sutton Trust Summer Schools and more • Help you with additional specialist entry requirements, including mock interview practice and workshops from Oxbridge professors • Provide opportunities for you to visit top universities and participate in residential programmes • Help you to source valuable work experience to supplement your applications, for example, at the James Paget Hospital
#STANDOUT GIFTED AND TALENTED SUCCESS Our outstanding Gifted and Talented programme has empowered many local young people to progress onto top universities, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.
Here are a select few wonderful examples of where our past successful Gifted and Talented students have progressed!
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Oliver George Previous school: Benjamin Britten Academ y L6FC subjects: A Level Mathematics, Phy sics and Geography Destination: Studying Civil Engineering at the University of Warwick
Rhys Furlow Previous school: East Point Academy L6FC subjects: A Level Mathematics, Biology and Physics Destination: Studying Computer Science at the University of Warwick
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#STANDOUT ADVENTURES College is an ideal time to make new friends, challenge your thinking and try something new!
Our Plus More Programme offers many opportunities for you to add more to your college experience. Every student has Wednesday afternoon allocated on their timetable, dedicated to Plus More. All students sign up to at least one Plus More activity, which they participate in every Wednesday afternoon throughout the term.
Our fantastic performance space provides the perfect setting for all future stars to shine, be they actors or behind-the-scenes. Students represent the college at local festivals and public events. Student gigs and the Performing Arts Showcase (in partnership with local schools) are just a few of the dates in the calendar to see our talented students in action. Our purpose-built acoustic rehearsal booths and recording studio are great for band practice and cutting your first disc.
We proudly offer sport for all levels, from casual to elite performers. With free use of Waterlane Leisure Centre, the multi-use games area (MUGA) as well as the excellent 3G pitch at Barnards Centre Point, you will have the chance to play your sport at the level that is right for you. Our students compete in sport at county and national levels and with local clubs. A large grant from Sport England has added to our offer and students can try Zumba, Pilates, water sports, rock climbing as well as netball, football and rugby.
Our Sports Academy allows students to improve their fitness and skills within a particular sport, as well as work towards gaining their Level 3 Sports Leadership Qualification. You will develop your leadership skills through practical activities and placements, leading sporting activities with different community groups to gain your Level 3 Sports Leadership qualification. You will receive coaching and support from qualified coaches and experienced players themselves.
Trips and Tours
We offer many different trips to help support your studies and add more to your college experience. Students have experienced galleries in London, Prague, Paris and Berlin, had theatre trips to London, heard cases in local Magistrates and Crown Courts, cycled in Thetford Forest, taken fieldtrips around East Anglia and camped in the Lake District.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme provides an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development. It is a great way to make new friends and develop your teamwork and leadership skills.
The college offers a range of opportunities to become a volunteer- so bring your ideas with you! • Zoe Parker went to Lesotho in Africa, staying for ten weeks with the charity Skillshare International • Zara Anderson spent the summer in New York and then Buffalo for two months with Camp America Both these projects were supported by the L6FC Governors’ Travel Bursary.
Work Experience and Internships The college can help provide work experience opportunities with a range of local employers and organisations. Placements can be weekly throughout the year or for a shorter period of time.
Each year, you elect a Student President and Vice President who become members of the College Governing Body, representing the voice of the students. They work with college leaders to improve the college student experience as a whole.
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3
This is an opportunity for advanced level study in a specialised subject area of your choice. You will carry out independent research and demonstrate the results of your inquiry through a dissertation, report, performance or artefact guided by a project mentor. There is a taught element to ensure that you have advanced skills in researching a topic, formulating an argument and presenting your ideas. Undertaking an EPQ is an excellent opportunity to develop your independent research and presentation skills.
Check out WWW.L6FC .ORG to download our Plus More b ooklet!
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Lowestoft Train Station is situated in the town centre (about a 12 minute walk from the campus) and has frequent connections to Norwich and Ipswich. The station is staffed 7 days a week. Trains from Lowestoft Station stop at Brampton, Beccles, Cantley, Darsham, Ipswich, Haddiscoe, Halesworth, Melton, Norwich, Oulton Broad, Reedham, Saxmundham, Somerleyton and Woodbridge.
The college is adjacent to National Cycle Route 1 (Fakenham to Harwich and passing through Felixstowe, Ipswich, Lowestoft and Beccles). We have 100 sheltered and secure bike racks available and lockers for storage.
Lowestoft Bus Station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the college. There are frequent bus services throughout the area that terminate in Lowestoft. Visit: www.firstgroup.com and www.anglianbus.co.uk for further details.
Lowestoft Sixth Form College is located on Rotterdam Road. Visitor parking is available but spaces are very limited.
Motorbike and Moped
A limited number of designated parking bays are available and large lockers for storage.
The Department of Transport has announced a new Railcard due to launch in September 2019, which will offer 16-17 year olds 50% discount on rail travel. Visit: www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk and www.eastsuffolkline.com for further details.
Financial Support For Transport
Living over three miles from college? You may be eligible for subsidised travel.
You will need to complete a Suffolk County Council Travel Form. Further information is available online at: www.suffolkonboard.com (select School Travel > Getting to college or sixth form) or call: 0345 606 6171
You will need to complete a Norfolk County Council Travel Form. Further information is available online at: www.norfolk.gov.uk/post16transport or call: 0344 800 8020
The following bus services run to/from Lowestoft and drop off within easy walking distance of the college. You can find further travel information and links to timetables on the college website.
Operator ‘First’ Great Yarmouth > Gorleston > James Paget Hospital > Hopton > Corton > Lowestoft Bus Station Operator ‘First’ Norwich > Great Yarmouth > Gorleston > Hopton > Lowestoft Bus Station
Operator ‘First’ Norwich Bus Station > Beccles > Lowestoft Bus Station
Operator ‘First’ Kessingland > Pakefield > Lowestoft Bus Station
Operator ‘First’ Gunton > Lowestoft Town Centre > Gordon Road > Hollow Grove
Operator ‘First’ Lowestoft Town Centre, Gordon Road > Oulton Village > Rock Estate > Lowestoft Town Centre, Gordon Road
Operator ‘First’ Carlton Colville > Lowestoft Bus Station
Operator ‘First’ Lowestoft Town Centre, Gordon Road > St Peter’s Street > Oulton Rock Estate
Operator ‘First’ Lowestoft Bus Station > Oulton Broad
Operator ‘Anglian Bus’ Kessingland> Lowestoft > Great Yarmouth
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To respond to popular demand we offer the following subsidised route: Chedgrave > Claxton > Thurton > Loddon > Hales > Thurlton > Haddiscoe > Somerleyton > Blundeston > Lowestoft Sixth Form College Pick up times are various at designated stops along the route, arriving at college in time for the start of classes. The return journey leaves college at 4.15pm. For further information about seat availability/cost/stops etc. Please call Student Services: 01502 537000.
CHOOSING YOUR COURSE Our advice is to choose: • Subjects you enjoy
• Subjects you are good at • Subjects you need for a specific career aim Evidence shows that GCSE grades are a good guide when considering which subjects and what level of study is most suitable. Our Admissions Team will explore this with you once you’ve made your application and again at enrolment to help build a programme that is right for you. Our study programmes are flexible and you can mix and match, combining A Levels with BTEC courses and GCSEs to suit your interests and career aims.
In order to study an A Level programme, you will need:
• At least five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 in one sitting • An average GCSE Score of 5 or more is preferred although not essential • GCSE English at grade 4 (Language preferred) • Meet any subject-specific criteria
A Levels are subject-based qualifications. They are two-year courses similar to GCSEs, but at a higher level in a varied range of subjects. You will need to select three A Levels to form a full time programme. You will be assessed through exams and for some subjects, coursework also. With A Levels you can progress onto university, employment or a higher apprenticeship. To follow a Science A Level Programme, one that includes any two of these courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, you will need at least an average GCSE score of 5.5 plus a minimum GCSE grade 6 in Maths and a 6 in Science (Core) and 6 in Additional Science (or 6 in GCSE Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics.)
Level 3 BTEC courses explained ▲▲▲ BTEC Extended Diploma = Equivalent to 3 A Levels ▲▲ BTEC Level 3 Diploma = Equivalent to 2 A Levels ▲ BTEC Extended Certificate = Equivalent to 1 A Level
BTEC Extended Diploma
This is a full-time course of study over two years. This is a good option if you have done well at GCSE, but want something more vocational to suit your career choice. BTECs are specialist work-related qualifications. They combine practical learning with subject and theory content. You will be assessed predominately through coursework, which will range from practical tasks, presentations, assignments as well as work experience. The Extended Diploma is the equivalent of three A Levels and you can take a GCSE alongside as well. With a BTEC Extended Diploma you can progress onto university, employment or a higher apprenticeship.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma and BTEC Extended Certficate These are full-time courses of study over two years. Both are predominately coursework based qualifications.
The Diploma is the equivalent of two A Levels and the Extended Certificate is the equivalent of one A Level, so you will need to combine these courses with each other or with A Levels to make a full programme. With a BTEC Level 3 Diploma and A Levels/BTEC Extended Certificate, you can progress onto university, an apprenticeship or employment. To study a BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma you will need to have achieved: • Four GCSEs at grades 9 to 4, or a Merit in a full Level 2 BTEC Diploma • If you want to add an A Level with your BTEC, you will need to meet the entry criteria for A Levels
BTEC Level 2 Foundation Pathway Courses
Our Foundation Pathway courses get you ready for our higher level courses or for the world of work. Classes are inclusive and supportive; you will improve your English, Maths and ICT skills. We also help you to become more confident and ready for new challenges. The BTEC Level 2 courses we offer are: • Business and IT • Creative Digital Media Production • Science and Health To study a BTEC Level 2 Foundation Pathway course, you will need to have achieved: • Four GCSEs at grade 3, or BTEC Merit equivalent including a grade 3 in GCSE English
Any questions? Get in touch:
01502 537000 INFO@L6FC.ORG
Didn’t quite get the results you were hoping for? We offer the following GCSE courses for students who just missed out on gaining a grade 4: English Maths Science Students studying these courses will be mainly on BTEC Level 2 courses. On successful completion you could progress to Level 3 courses or go on to employment or an apprenticeship. For information about work experience/placements and more see page 16.
How to Work Out Your GCSE Score Write down the GCSE subjects you have taken and the results that you have achieved or hope to get. Then add the points together and divide by the number of subjects you have taken. For instance: English= 6, Maths= 5, History= 6, Art and Design A= 7, Geography= 4**, Drama= 3 TOTAL: 32 points. Divided by number of subjects (6) = 5.3 average GCSE score Each GCSE result is given a number of points as outlined here: 9 = 9 points 8 = 8 points 7 = 7 points 6 = 6 points 5 = 5 points 4 = 5 points** 3 = 3 points 2 = 2 points 1 = 1 point U = 0 point *Grade 4 is valued at 5 points
LEVEL 3 COURSES A-Z
ART AND DESIGN A LEVEL Do you want to develop your imagination and creativity? Do you have an enquiring mind about ideas, techniques, the work of others and the world you live in? If you can answer yes to these questions, Art and Design is an ideal subject for you. We offer a broad-based course that will give you the opportunity to experience a range of specialisms including Fine Art, Design, Sculpture and Photography before making informed choices about the areas in which you would like to focus. The emphasis throughout the course will be on developing your own ideas and creativity with constant reference to contemporary art practice and culture. You will benefit from being taught by professional artists in a state-of-the-art Art and Design department. You will learn how to manage your time effectively and work independently in preparation for further study. You will visit galleries, meet artists and prepare yourself for work or higher education arts courses. You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work both in college and in local galleries. How can I STANDOUT with Art and Design after college? Art and Design is the perfect course if you want to go on to study subjects such as Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Film, Animation or Architecture. Additional subject entry criteria: Grade 4 in GCSE Art (or related GCSE)
BIOLOGY A LEVEL Do you want to discover more about issues such as cloning humans, animal experimentation, and how we can save our environment? If so, you will find Biology really exciting! Biology is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to explore the way living things work and live together on Earth. You will study a range of interesting topics, such as: cell structure, exchange and transport systems in animals and plants, biochemistry, biodiversity, the nervous system, ecology and evolution. Learning will often be based upon laboratory practicals and fieldwork. In addition, you will be able to attend conferences, university workshops and hear from guest speakers. You will work in the laboratories at college, benefiting from the most up-to-date technology and equipment. How can I STANDOUT with Biology after college? Biology A Level will allow you to study a range of subjects in higher education. Career options include working in the microbiological field, pharmaceutical industry, hospital laboratories, nutritional industries, working with animals, research laboratories and environmental areas. If you wish to study Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, Physiotherapy or other medical-related degrees, you will need to achieve a very high grade in Biology.
#STANDO UT B iology Student Succe
Daisy Campen: 2014 – 2016 Studied A Level Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and History with us. What then? Daisy took a gap year after college, working for 6 months as a Health Care Assistant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She then went to Uganda with the International Citizen Service for 3 months to volunteer as a Peer Educator. What now? Daisy is about to complete her second year of studying Medicine at The University of Exeter. Daisy says: “I had great support from L6FC in preparing for my interviews and had access to CV building opportunities, as well as a residential Biology course at Villier's park!”
Additional subject entry criteria: You will need a minimum grade 6 in Maths and a 6 in Science (core) and a 6 in Additional Science or GCSE Biology. To follow a Science A Level Programme, you will need an average GCSE score of 5.5 plus a minimum of 6 in Maths and a 6 in Science (Core) and 6 in Additional Science (or 6 in GCSE Biology/Chemistry/Physics.)
BUSINESS BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ▲▲ BUSINESS BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE ▲ Do you want to know more about starting your own business and how to manage finances? If so, the BTEC Level 3 course in Business could be for you. We interact with a variety of organisations that visit the college and welcome us into their workplaces. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the way in which businesses are organised, financed and operated within local, national and international contexts. The course will suit students who have good writing skills and enjoy carrying out independent research. This course can be combined with the Level 3 IT BTEC Extended Certificate and possibly an A Level course of your choice. This allows for a flexible and individualised programme of study. Business Studies students will enjoy a range of trips to a variety of organisations and hear from visiting speakers. We work closely with the Chamber of Commerce and other experts to develop your entrepreneurial skills.
How can I STANDOUT with Business after college? Business Studies will allow you to go to university to study a wide range of subjects, as well as equipping you with the skills to start your own business. Career prospects include working in areas such as: finance, accounting, marketing and other business-related areas.
BUSINESS STUDIES A LEVEL Do you envisage yourself as Alan Sugar’s next ‘apprentice’? Are you a potential Richard Branson? Have you considered running your own business? If so, Business Studies may just be the course for you. Business Studies focuses on problemsolving and making business decisions. In the first year, you will be introduced to how businesses are started and how they work. We will look at real world business news and case studies to develop your understanding of business problems and issues. In addition, you will explore business enterprise and discover how to manage a small business. We will look at several areas of business, including marketing, operations management and accounting/finance. In the second year, you will consider larger businesses and the strategies they use to succeed. You will study how political, legal, social and technological issues affect businesses. Business Studies students will enjoy a range of trips and visits to a variety of businesses in the UK to see business in action. You will also be able to attend business conferences and have the opportunity to take part in business competitions.
How can I STANDOUT with Business Studies after college? Business Studies will allow you to go to university to study a wide range of subjects, such as Accountancy, Marketing and Business Management. This course also combines well with A Level Economics, Maths and ICT courses. You will gain a range of transferable skills, including those required to help launch a business of your own.
#STANDOUT Business Student Success Kell Tisdall: 2015 - 2018 Studied A Level Sociology, BTEC Business Studies & BTEC Games Development with us. Kell’s story: Before joining the college, Kell had limited school experience. Through the support provided by ALS, Kell passed all 5 GCSEs, then progressed onto a Level 3 programme. He achieved an outstanding A* in Sociology, as well as gaining four Distinction grades in his BTEC subjects. What now? Kell is studying Business Information Systems with a Year in Industry at the University of East Anglia! Kell says: “To sum up college in one word; perfect. With the help of all the teachers, the facilities, everything here, I managed to get perfect grades. I can’t wait to go to university which for a long time I thought was out of bounds.”
CHEMISTRY A LEVEL
Do you have a fascination with chemical reactions? Do you want to explore the world of atoms and molecules?
Do you wonder about what types of crime take place in our society? And what kinds of crime exist?
If so, then Chemistry will really suit you. From medical discoveries to microscopic organisms, chemistry is central to our understanding of the universe. Chemistry is vital if you want to pursue a career in medicine, pharmacy or forensic science.
If so, Criminology is the choice for you. Criminology is the scientific study of the nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences and prevention of criminal behaviour.
You will be working in laboratories with excellent facilities and equipment. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities to assist career choices in medicine, forensics, chemistry and veterinary science.
How can I STANDOUT with Chemistry after college? A qualification in Chemistry allows access to university courses in areas such as Medicine, Chemical Engineering, Forensics, Environmental Science, Pharmacy and Biochemistry. Additional subject entry criteria: You will need a minimum grade 6 in Maths and a 6 in Science (core) and a 6 in Additional Science or GCSE Chemistry. To follow a Science A Level Programme, you will need an average GCSE score of 5.5 plus a minimum of 6 in Maths and a 6 in Science (Core) and 6 in Additional Science (or 6 in GCSE Biology/Chemistry/Physics.)
The course will focus on topics such as: • Changing awareness of crime – different types of crime, influences and perceptions • Criminological theories – why do people commit crime? • Crime scene to Courtroom – the Criminal Justice System • Crime and Punishment
How can I STANDOUT with Criminology after college? A qualification in Criminology allows access to university courses in areas such as Law, Sociology and Forensics. Criminology is also ideal if you are considering a career within the Police, Social Services or Probation Service.
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DIGITAL GAMES DEVELOPMENT (CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION) BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE ▲ Do you class yourself as a creative person? Do you have a vivid imagination? This course will give you the academic knowledge needed to break into the industry and serves as a university preferred route towards Computer Game Design degrees. Depending on the route you decide, you will study a range of topics including: • Pre-production techniques • Media Representations • Responding to a Commission • Digital Games Production We have excellent facilities with hi-spec hardware and close links to the University of Suffolk and the University of Lincoln. We provide a vibrant, friendly atmosphere working as a development team. In addition, there will be opportunities for trips and to meet and work with games developers. The Games Development Extended Certificate can be studied alongside A Levels and BTECs, however may not be combined with Media BTEC. Knowledge and abilities in Art, Music, IT and English are preferred but not strictly essential. A firm grasp of Maths will also help tremendously as the course progresses.
How can I STANDOUT with Digital Games Production (Creative Digital Media Production) after college? This course would make a great first step for anyone looking into Game Design/ Production related degrees. In addition to the game industry, many graduates find pathways into the IT industry as well as project management and teaching.
ECONOMICS A LEVEL Do you enjoy both maths and the social sciences? Do you like problem-solving, logical thinking and analysing numbers? Economics is central to understanding worldwide issues such as congestion, unemployment, poverty, transport and much more. Economics is a highly respected and highly valued subject and opens up excellent opportunities for those who choose to study it. Economists are highly sought after – in fact, they are the second highest paid graduates! You will study topics such as unemployment, recession and inflation. You will discover the theoretical principles to help you answer important questions regarding a variety of social and economic issues such as: the environment, developing countries and European politics. Whilst studying this course, you will have the opportunity to visit financial institutions in the UK. You will be able to attend conferences and have the chance to hear from excellent guest speakers.
How can I STANDOUT with Economics after college? All universities appreciate how valuable Economics is as a subject. Those who have a good understanding of the economy will find rewarding occupations in banks and financial institutions, manufacturing and service companies, the media, government and international organisations. Additional subject entry criteria: Grade 4 in GCSE Maths ( grade 5 would be preferred.) An average GCSE score of 5 is advisable.
#STANDOUT Economics Student Success Perry Scott: 2011-2012 Studied A Level Economics, Geography, English Literature and BTEC Business Studies with us. What then? Perry studied Economics at the University of Hertfordshire. After an internship at the European Parliament in Brussels, he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Policy at the London School of Economics. What now? Perry currently works as an Economist in the Financial Services division of the Treasury, and has worked on things such as: Brexit preparations, writing the Chancellor’s Budget speech and econometric modelling for risk analysis. Perry says: “I felt that the facilities at the college were excellent and that I was allowed independence to study by myself. The careers advice I received was also very useful - as the first person in my family to attend university, I really valued the advice and support that I received from my tutors.”
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE
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We are very proud that Lowestoft Sixth Form College will continue to run the Energy Internship Programme next year, in partnership with John Best and The Ogden Trust for our STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) students. Do you want to pursue a career in Engineering? Are you aware that the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth area is a centre of growth for alternative energy and engineering? This is a vocationally relevant qualification specially designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the engineering sector linked to alternative energy engineering. The course covers a main unit on Mechanical Engineering Technology and a range of optional units linked to engineering. This exciting new course will lead to an EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Technical Support (QCF).
How can I STANDOUT with Engineering after college? This course is ideal if you wish to study Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering in higher education. The course will provide you with practical experience and expectations of situations you could face in an engineering job role, making it a great option if you wish to seek an apprenticeship in engineering.
This could be a fantastic opportunity for you. You’ll develop a range of valuable skills as you tackle a live engineering project of industry/commercial standard, directly relevant to the host company. Here are some examples of past student projects: • Lucas He & Rafi Mohammad – James Fisher & Sons – Vessel Data Analysis & Hardware Testing • Jordan Lindsay & Liam Hailey – Sealite – Buoy Design • Kieron Boakes – 4C Offshore – Windfarm Data Analysis • Riley Garvin – Windcat Workboats – Company Improvement Plan & Cost Reduction Research • Kieron Voss – Cefas – Investigation Project • Evan Wrynn – Seaward Safety – IT Systems Development • Rose Finneran – AB Ports - Marine Growth Investigation
ENGLISH LANGUAGE A LEVEL Do you ever wonder where language came from and where it is going? Or about what technology is doing to our language? English Language A Level is an interesting, stimulating course which will allow you to engage with everyday language and understand just how it works. You will explore the way language is shaped by, and reflects, its audience, purpose, genre, mode and representation through the study of a wide range of texts. You will study language as it relates to its wider social and geographical contexts, considering attitudes to, and debates about, the way language is used by particular groups. In addition, you will study social attitudes to, and debates about, language diversity and change. You will also have the opportunity to design and conduct an investigation into a particular aspect of language. Possible areas for investigation might include:
#STANDO UT English Student Success Lauren Day: 2012-2014 Studied A Level English Literature, English Language, History and Drama and Theatre Studies with us. What then? Lauren studied BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature at the University of Birmingham, graduating in July 2017 with a First. She then stayed on to complete teacher training, passing her PGDipEd in Secondary English in July 2018.
• Gendered talk • The language of new communication technologies • Children’s language use
What now? Lauren is currently completing her NQT year as a secondary English teacher at a school in Birmingham. From September 2019, she will be working as a Teacher of English at an independent school in Cambridge.
How can I STANDOUT with English Language after college? English Language A Level prepares you for careers that require good communication skills such as publishing, journalism, management, the legal profession, teaching and many others.
Lauren says: “During my time at L6FC, I remember the staff being very enthusiastic about their specialist subjects, which instilled in me a passion for my own subjects. The facilities at L6FC are amazing; as a Drama student, the large performance spaces and equipment meant that we could stage pieces that looked very professional.”
ENGLISH LITERATURE A LEVEL Do you love reading? Do you have a questioning mind and enjoy discussions? If so, English Literature will more than satisfy, offering the opportunity for you to read a rich and wide range of prose, drama and poetry from antiquity to the present day. Prose: We will study the way language is used to create meaning and feeling, as well as what a text tells us about time, place and the author from which it sprang. Poetry: You will compare and contrast the way poems represent topics such as love, family, place, belonging, childhood, ageing and death. Drama: In the first year you will study Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. In year two, you will compare and contrast this with Lucy Prebble’s Enron, set in the 1990s culture of arrogance and greed. You will also study Shakespeare’s King Lear, exploring ways in which the characters and scenarios tell us as much about about our own lives as the characters themselves.
How can I STANDOUT with English Literature after college? English Literature is highly regarded in universities and is considered to be a very valuable subject, which offers skills for any degree course. English Literature can be studied at university and can lead to careers in journalism, teaching, law and politics.
ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE ▲ Do you see yourself as the next entrepreneur of tomorrow? Do you long to run your own micro-business? If you are considering a career in business or the work of commerce, then look no further; our Enterprise and Entrepreneurship course will help you develop the skills you need. We will bring together local and regional enterprises, keynote speakers and employer mentors to support your studies. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the way in which businesses are organised, financed and operated within local, national and international contexts. This course can be combined with the Level 3 IT BTEC Extended Certificate, Level 3 BTEC Business and possibly an A Level course of your choice. You will have the opportunity to visit a variety of organisations, as well as benefit from guest speakers. We will work closely with the Chamber of Commerce and other experts to develop your entrepreneurial skills.You will even have the chance to set up your own social enterprise!
How can I STANDOUT with Enterprise and Entrepreneurship after College? This course will allow you to go to university to study a wide range of subjects. As well as preparing you for careers in finance, accounting, marketing and other businessrelated areas, you can also apply your skills to setting up your own business or enterprise.
EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION (EPQ) LEVEL 3 The EPQ is an optional Level 3 qualification which provides an opportunity for advanced level study in a specialised subject area of your choice. You will carry out independent research and demonstrate the results of your inquiry through a dissertation, report, performance or artefact guided by a project mentor. There is a taught element to ensure that you have advanced skills in researching a topic, formulating an argument and presenting your ideas.
How can I STANDOUT with an EPQ after college? Undertaking an EPQ is an excellent opportunity to develop your independent research and presentation skills, providing great preparation for higher education or employment.
FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION (CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION) BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ▲▲ FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION (CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION) BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE ▲ Do you want to pursue a career in the film and television industries? This qualification will provide you with a technical understanding of film and television production. You will gain both knowledge and skills in areas such as single-camera techniques in the production of short films, documentaries, movie trailers and adverts. You’ll also learn how to carry out a multicamera project using lighting, sound recording and a green screen. You’ll learn editing skills using the wide range of Adobe Suite enabling you to edit videos, build 3D composites and special visual effects.
How can I STANDOUT with a BTEC National Diploma in Film and Television Production after college? You could progress to a degree in a mediarelated subject or gain entry into the industry at junior level. At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills to enable you to build a career in a range of media roles such as: producer, screenwriter, director, cinematographer, camera operator, sound mixer, and editor.
FILM STUDIES A LEVEL
#STANDO UT Film Student Success Do you enjoy watching films and looking into how they are made? Do you like thinking about the story, the camera work, the editing? If so, Film Studies may be for you. This course is based around how filmmakers use special features, editing, cinematography and sound in complex and highly artistic ways; this is a large part of what constitutes the formal study of film. In the first year, the focus will be on films from Britain and America, looking at Hollywood 19301990, American film since 2005 and British film and the film industry since 1995. There is also a creative aspect as part of the coursework, where you have the option to create your own short film or screenplay. By year two, you’ll apply this knowledge to films from Europe and more widely including documentary filmmaking and key film movements and how they shape the world we’re in.
Alexander Viner: 2012-2014 Studied A Level Film Studies, Photography and BTEC IT with us. What then? Alex studied Film & Moving Image production at Norwich University of the Arts and graduated with a 2:1. He then joined Vodafone Business UK’s marketing team in a graduate role to gain experience from a commercial perspective of video production and other types of digital content. What now? Alex now works as a Digital Content Specialist for Vodafone UK. Alex says: “L6FC was great in giving me a better understanding of what subjects I was most interested in, as well as inspiring me to push the boundaries and pursue my career into a very competitive industry.”
How can I STANDOUT with Film Studies after college? The course will lead to a deeper understanding of film and encourage those interested in practical filmmaking to make their own work. Film Studies can lead to a wide range of degree programmes in Film Studies, Media Studies, Scriptwriting, Film and Television Production, Journalism or any other humanities-based degree.
FORENSIC SCIENCE BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA ▲▲▲ FORENSIC SCIENCE BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ▲▲ FORENSIC SCIENCE BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE ▲ Do you have an interest in solving crimes or in finding the answers to questions through scientific means? Forensic Science is simply the application of science to the law. This course aims to develop an appreciation of the competencies, skills and knowledge required for higher education and employment in science-based careers. You will collect and examine samples taken from simulated crime scenes, such as a murder scene, fire scene and crash scene. You will also analyse blood spatter, dust and compare fingerprints, study fire patterns, damage to vehicles, compare DNA samples, learn what makes a criminal, analyse crime statistics and carry out research. Team building and problem solving investigations will enable you to be an effective scientist. In addition, there will be opportunities for trips to courts, Constabulary headquarters and also guest speakers from within the forensic spectrum, such as scenes of crime officers and fire investigators.
How can I STANDOUT with Forensic Science after college? This course can lead directly to careers at technician level. Alternatively, further study at a higher level will lead to jobs in areas such as criminal psychology, criminology, biomedical science, forensic science, the police force or management positions in the forensic science field.
FURTHER MATHEMATICS A LEVEL Do you want to develop your talents in Maths even further? This is a highly challenging and stimulating course for excellent mathematicians. Not only will this course improve your performance in A Level Maths, but it is also designed to let you study a wide range of further options in Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Mathematics. You will cover topics such as matrices, complex numbers and curve sketching. There will also be opportunities to participate in local and national maths competitions.
How can I STANDOUT with Further Mathematics after college? Further Maths fits well with almost any combination of subjects and offers wide progression opportunities to university or careers. If you are considering a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computing, you are strongly advised to study Further Mathematics. Additional subject entry criteria: Grade 7/8 in GCSE Maths This course must be studied alongside A Level Mathematics.
GEOGRAPHY A LEVEL
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS A LEVEL Do you want to deepen your understanding of the power of politics? This is a dynamic and highly topical course where you will gain an understanding of how political decisions are made and who has the power and authority to make those decisions.
Do you want to explore how the environment works and how our interactions affect it? You will examine the British democratic system by considering whether people have a ‘fair A Level Geography involves a balance between say’ in the decisions taken in this country. The course will cover topics such as: elections, physical and human geography. Some of the pressure groups, political parties and new main topics covered include: developments such as the proposed new • Ecosystems under threat e.g. tropical relationship Britain intends to have with the rainforests European Union. • Climate change You will be given the opportunity to undertake an independent investigation on a topic of particular interest. There will also be a residential field course to the Lake District, as well as a number of one-day field visits around East Anglia. You’ll also hear talks from experts on issues ranging from coastal management, to town planners who have involved our students in planning how to bring urban regeneration to derelict parts of Lowestoft.
How can I STANDOUT with Geography after college? Many students go on to study degrees such as Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, or Civil Engineering. As Geography gives a wide range of analytical skills, it is also highly valued in career areas such as chartered surveying and estate agency, tourism and recreation management, local government as well as businesses in the insurance and energy sectors.
In your second year, you will examine the ideas that underpin political debate including Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Feminism. There will be many opportunities for trips to places such as the Houses of Parliament, and to hear from expert guest speakers.
How can I STANDOUT with Government and Politics after college? This subject is a pathway to a career in broadcasting, journalism, the legal profession, the police force and to becoming civil servants or clerks in the House of Commons. The subject combines well with a variety of other subjects including History, Law, Sociology and Psychology.
Additional subject entry criteria: Grade 4 in GCSE Maths.
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION A LEVEL
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (APPLIED DOUBLE OR SINGLE AWARD) Do you want to pursue a career within the health and social care sector? In this course, you will learn by applying your skills, knowledge and understanding to tasks/ activities that are relevant to what happens in health, social care and child care workplaces. You can choose to study Double Health and Social Care (equivalent to two A Levels) or Single Health and Social care (equivalent to one A Level) alongside other subject/s to create a full study programme.
All units studied have been written to reflect Do you want to explore and develop current health and social care practice and will typography, illustration, advertising, package help you to develop: design, and design for print? • Knowledge and understanding of a range of long term conditions, mental health needs This course will encourage you to develop and other disabilities your creative, imaginative and intellectual • Transferrable skills necessary to support powers. You will expand your knowledge and individuals who require care and support understanding of visual communication in • Skills for independent learning and contemporary society and in different historical development contexts, themes and cultures. Graphic Communication is a highly academic subject but also a very rewarding and creative outlet. There are many opportunities to use photography as a method of recording, so owning a digital camera is desirable.
How can I STANDOUT with Graphic Communication after college? This course is a great option if you want to go on to study at university in the following subject areas - Fine Art, Graphics, Illustration, 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Advertising, and many more creative subject areas. Additional subject entry criteria: Grade 4 in GCSE Art, Photography or Graphics.
How can I STANDOUT with Health and Social Care after college? Students can progress onto careers in the health service, early year’s settings and social sectors. You could also continue to higher education in areas such as Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Youth Work, Nursing and much more.
HISTORY A LEVEL Do you have an inquiring mind? Do you want to search for reasons why historical events happened the way they did? History is an exciting exploration of the past. You will gain a sense of reward from piecing together historical sources to form your own conclusions about major historical events. In your first year, the course will focus mainly on the Twentieth Century, studying how Britain developed over time into a modern nation. You will also consider how the whole of Europe was affected during the Cold war and examine reasons why this conflict occurred.
#STANDOUT History Student Success Pamela Jarvis: 2011-2013 Studied A Level History, Sociology and English Language with us.
In your second year, you will study how Germany developed from the French Revolution to the end of World War One. You will have the opportunity to choose a topic in depth for a coursework project.
What then? Pamela studied History at the University of Westminster, then worked as a receptionist at a law firm in London, where she received a fantastic promotion after just six months!
You will piece together evidence from historical sources such as newspapers, speeches and letters written at the time as well as consulting other historians’ works. The course will focus on helping you to develop research and analytical skills required for further study.
What now? Pamela is now a Paralegal within a London law firm’s Wealth and Estate Planning department, focusing particularly on Court of Protection.
How can I STANDOUT with History after college? History is a broad subject; this course is ideal for progression into social science and humanities degree courses, such as History, Law, English, Politics and Economics. The study of history provides skills and understanding that are invaluable in any career.
Pamela says: “The staff and tutors were brilliant. They offered extra tuition if required, which was great. They gave that extra push, whilst making sure that you still felt independent. I’d always loved History but our teacher (Simon Lawrence) was amazing, and it was this that pushed me to study History further and basically get me to where I am today!”
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED A LEVEL DIPLOMA▲▲▲ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ▲▲ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE▲ Do you want to work in IT, computing or web-design? Do you enjoy solving technological problems? BTEC IT will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of information technology systems and their role in supporting organisations to manage information. Optional units will include areas such as: • • • •
Website Development Cyber Security and Incident Management Computer Games Development Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
You will benefit from opportunities for trips and visits, as well as collaborative work with local universities.
Do you enjoy arguing your case? Do you know your legal rights? In this course, you will gain an understanding of how laws are made and passed in Parliament, the powers of the police, criminal and civil courts and the European courts. You will study various components of law, including Criminal Law, the Law of Tort, and Human Rights Law. By the end of the course, you will be able to judge cases on their merits. In addition, you will visit courts to observe real cases as they are tried in both Magistrates and Crown Courts. You will also be able to visit universities and participate in the annual National Bar Mock Trial to develop your advocacy skills against schools and colleges throughout the region.
How can I STANDOUT with Law after college? The skills you develop on this course will be useful for many university degree courses and employment areas. Many students go on to study Law at university. Others develop careers as paralegals or join government agencies such as the Police or the Crown Prosecution Service.
If you are confident that your future lies in the IT sector, we recommend completing an Additional subject entry criteria: Extended Diploma, but if you would rather keep Grade 5 in GCSE English Language your options open, a BTEC in IT also works well alongside other BTEC subjects, such as Business or Creative Digital Media Production.
How can I STANDOUT with IT after college? This course is a great stepping stone to university, apprenticeships or employment. You will find yourself well-prepared to begin a career in a wide range of roles, from ethical hacking in the banking industry, to website and logistics management for large retail organisations.
MATHEMATICS A LEVEL Do you excel in Mathematics? Do you enjoy solving problems? If so, you should seriously consider A Level Maths. Maths is a demanding and challenging subject, but it can be extremely rewarding if you are prepared to put in the time and effort. Mathematics has wide applications in areas such as industry, business, finance, science and technology. You will study a combination of pure maths, statistics, mechanics and decision maths. There will be some choice for students in the types of topics they choose to develop further in the second year. There will also be opportunities to participate in local and national maths competitions.
How can I STANDOUT with Mathematics after college? Maths is a highly regarded subject. Many students go on to pursue careers in areas such as medicine, research and development, engineering, statistics and accountancy. If you are hoping to pursue a course in Science, Mathematics or Engineering at university, Maths is compulsory and we would also recommend that you take Further Mathematics. Additional subject entry criteria: You will need to have studied the higher tier at GCSE Maths and achieved a grade 6 or above. If adding to a Science programme, you will need an average GCSE score of 5.5.
#STANDOUT Maths Student Success Lucas He: 2016-2018 Studied A Level Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths with us. Lucas’ story: Lucas achieved a fantastic 5 A*s with us last academic year, in Maths, Further Maths, Physics & Chemistry. Lucas excelled so much in Maths that he had been studying additional modules, which is AMAZING! Lucas reached the finals of the British Education Awards 2019, for his remarkable achievements. What now? Lucas is now studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Lucas says: “Lowestoft Sixth Form College has given me the opportunity to excel within my subjects, especially with studying extra modules in Further Maths. The teachers supplied me with all the resources I need to succeed and it is thanks to them I have been able to excel. The support I have been given has been excellent, especially when preparing for my interview for Cambridge. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at L6FC and I would really recommend the sixth form to prospective students.”
MEDIA A LEVEL Do you want to explore the power of the media? Do you want to discover how the media affects our understanding of the world around us? If you enjoy subjects that have both a theoretical and a practical side and involve high levels of creativity and analysis, you will enjoy Media Studies. You will learn to understand film, television, print images, advertising and documentaries; how films and TV programmes are structured and who creates these media products; how audiences are targeted and the way that different groups are represented in the media.
MEDICAL SCIENCE BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA ▲▲▲ MEDICAL SCIENCE BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ▲▲ MEDICAL SCIENCE BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE ▲ Do you want to know more about the human body and how its systems work together to allow it to function correctly?
This course is particularly suitable if you are interested in working in the fields of In addition, you will develop your understanding pathology, biomedical science, mental health of critical perspectives relating to the media, nursing, midwifery, child and adult nursing, with an emphasis on how the media is an paramedic science, pharmaceuticals as well as increasingly powerful force in the world. You radiology, dentistry, medicine, veterinary will also plan and create your own media science, veterinary nursing and laboratory product. You will be working with excellent technicians. facilities, technology and equipment, including a specialist editing/recording suite/TV Studio. In You will have access to excellent facilities with addition, there will be trips/visits that illustrate hi-spec laboratories, access to a wide range of media activities and enrichment activities, run the latest medical science study materials, as for and by students themselves. well as a vibrant, friendly atmosphere working as a medical team. In addition, there will be opportunities for trips, for example to hospitals, laboratories and also guest speakers from How can I STANDOUT with Media Studies within the medical professions. after college? You can go on to university to study for a degree in Media, Cultural Studies, Film and How can I STANDOUT with Medical Science TV, Advertising or a wide range of degree after college? programmes related to Media Studies. You can progress onto a wide range of careers, including working in hospital or research laboratories. The course can lead to a variety of science-based university courses such as Biomedical Science, Radiography, Pharmaceutical Science, Nursing, Midwifery, Mental Health Nursing, Paramedic Science Radiology, and Veterinary Nursing.
MUSIC BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ▲▲ MUSIC BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE ▲ Do you want to pursue a career within the music industry or progress onto university?
Medical Science Student Succ ess Gabrielle Massey: 2016-2018 Studied BTEC Medical Science Extended Diploma with us. Gabrielle’s story: Whilst studying her BTEC Medical Science course, Gabrielle gained a nursing apprenticeship at the James Paget University Hospital. As a result, she got to attend a national awards evening for the NHS in London!
You will develop skills on an instrument of your choice (or vocals), learn performance techniques in various musical styles, compose music and learn how to use industry standard software. You will also learn how to set-up and use our state-of-the-art recording studio. In the second year, you will rehearse and perform a set as part of a group for the student gig night and study the workings of the music industry. You will also plan, create and deliver a professional music product of your choice, working to deadlines as part of a production team.
What now? Gabrielle is now studying Adult Nursing at the University of East Anglia. She has since returned to the college to provide current Medical Science students with first-hand experience and advice regarding the application and interview process for nursing and healthcare courses, as well as the early days of study.
You will be able to showcase your talent at our regular student gig nights, become part of the event management team, record your own music to professional standard and take part in various music-based trips.
Gabrielle says: “I never thought I would get good enough grades to become a nurse... but with the support I received and the dedication I put into my work, I left with D*D*D* and a scholarship with James Paget University Hospital and University of East Anglia. I really enjoyed Medical Science and this was the greatest decision I’ve made to become the occupation I’ve always wanted.
How can I STANDOUT with Music after college? Our students have gone on to study a range of music-based degrees, including Music Technology, Music Business and Musical Theatre. Career prospects include live session musician, live sound engineer, event manager and more.
PERFORMING ARTS BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ▲▲ PERFORMING ARTS BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE ▲ Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the performance industry? We offer two specialist pathways that can be studied separately as either an Extended Certificate or Diploma in Performing Arts; Dance or a Performing Arts Subsidiary Diploma, or Diploma Acting. Alternatively both subsidiaries can be combined to create a Diploma in Performing Arts. • Dance pathway - the study of a range of dance techniques, performance skills, choreography and the theoretical aspects of the art form. • Acting pathway - covers all aspects of actor training. You will study a range of acting techniques from Stanislavski and Brecht to improvisation and stand-up, as well as classical and contemporary theatre practices. You will learn in our fully equipped dance and drama studios. A TV studio, large performance space and sound proof music practice booths are also available to you for both rehearsal and performance. You will also be able to take part in a range of performance workshops with visiting industry specialists as part of our Plus More programme. How can I STANDOUT with Performing Arts after college? This course will allow you to progress onto a specialist performing arts college, as well as preparing you for a wide range of arts-related degree courses, such as: Dance, Drama, Education, Marketing, Media, Theatre Studies and more.
Performing Arts Student Success Sian Websdale: 2015-2017 Studied BTEC Performing Arts, BTEC Music Technology Production and GCSE Science with us. Sian’s story: Sian studied GCSE Science alongside a BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts and a BTEC Level 3 in Music Technology. Sian left us having achieved a fantastic two Distinction* grades in Performing Arts, Distinction in Music Technology, and she passed her GCSE Science – amazing! What now? Sian is now studying Performing Arts at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts – one of Britain’s most reputable theatre schools! Sian has since revisited the college to provide our current Performing Arts students with invaluable tips and advice for auditions and applying to Performing Arts courses. Sian says: “I gained so much confidence throughout my time at L6FC – without it, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. I learnt so much more than just the foundations of acting or dance. I learnt how to behave, build relationships and organise my work. I am so grateful for L6FC and the class I had around me – it was two of the best years I’ve ever had.”
PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS AND RELIGION A LEVEL Do you ever wonder about the meaning of life? Do you want to explore theories addressing life’s ‘big’ questions?
PHOTOGRAPHY A LEVEL Do you want to develop your practical skills and understanding of wider art culture? By exploring a particular theme through investigations and experimentation, you will be encouraged to develop and articulate ideas to produce images that reflect your own personal point of view.
In this exciting new course, you will explore philosophical issues, debating with yourself and You will not only learn how to use the your peers along the way. cameras, photographic studio and digital editing software, but will also be encouraged You study three major units: to develop an understanding of wider artistic Philosophy: In this unit we will discuss issues such as whether an ‘all-powerful being’ created practice within the field through contextual analysis and artist research. our earth, or a ‘big bang’. Furthermore, if there
is a perfect God, why is there so much evil in an imperfect world? Also, you will delve into the You will be working with enthusiastic and dedicated staff who will aim to support you to big question; is there life after death? fulfil your potential. In addition, you will visit various galleries and participate in practical Ethics: This unit will explore moral decision field trips to develop your own photographic making i.e. How do we determine whether skills. something is ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’, ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’? We will utilize some of the greatest minds the world has ever known to help uncover answers to these questions.
Buddhism: In this unit you will examine Buddhist teachings and beliefs. During the course, there will also be the chance to hear from guest speakers who are experts in Philosophy, Ethics and Religion.
How can I STANDOUT with Philosophy, Ethics and Religion after college? This course will give you a vast amount of transferable skills to use in the future, including written, analytical and critical thinking skills. You will develop the ability to reason and form your own conclusions whilst weighing up various facts and opinions. Typical career progression includes working within teaching, law, civil service, local government, as well as many graduate schemes.
How can I STANDOUT with Photography after college? Photography combines well with Fine Art, Graphics, Textiles, Media, Film, Sociology and ICT. It is a perfect subject to study if you want to consider a career in photojournalism, advertising or fashion photography. It is also very suitable for those who wish to progress to Art College after their A Levels. Additional subject entry criteria: Grade 4 in GCSE Art or Photography.
PHYSICS A LEVEL Do you want to gain a fascinating insight into the scientific principles which govern our world? On this course, you will consider how Physics plays its part within medicine, industry and cosmology. You will have the opportunity to develop logical problem solving skills, carry out practical work, and apply your knowledge to the real world. You will study a range of topics, which will expand on your GCSE work. Topics include: • Forces and motion • Electrons and photons • Waves • Newtonian Physics • Fields, particles and space • Astrophysics.
How can I STANDOUT with Physics after college? Physics students are sought after by industry and universities for the excellent skills they have. Most students progress to university to take degrees in scientific subjects, such as: Engineering, Medicine, Electronics, Architecture and Physical Sciences. Physics is also a useful foundation for subjects such as Law, Finance, Business and IT. Additional subject entry criteria: You will need a minimum grade 6 in Maths and a 6 in Science (core) and a 6 in Additional Science or GCSE Physics. Students are strongly advised to study Maths at A Level to support their Physics studies. To follow a Science A Level Programme, you will need an average GCSE score of 5.5 plus a minimum 6 in Maths and a 6 in Science (Core) and 6 in Additional Science (or 6 in GCSE Biology/Chemistry/Physics.)
#STANDOUT Physics Student Success Samuel Adams: 2012-2014 Studied A Level Physics, Maths, Geography and Chemistry with us. What then? Samuel studied Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Warwick. What now? Samuel now works at Rolls-Royce as an Operations Management Graduate, completing various placements across different areas of the business and has spent 6 months working in Singapore. He has recently started a new role as a production leader, part of a team responsible for managing the manufacture of single crystal turbine blades. Samuel says: “I enjoyed my time at L6FC. The extracurricular activities really helped me to get wider experiences beyond the curriculum this has definitely played a significant role in leading me in the direction I have gone today. In addition, I feel that the sixth form was a very positive learning environment and a good transition between school to university or employment.”
PSYCHOLOGY A LEVEL
SOCIOLOGY A LEVEL Do you want to explore the structures which underpin how society works? At a basic level, Sociology is the study of the society around us and our place within it. Studying Sociology will make you more aware of the society you exist in and enable you to gain a valuable insight into human social behaviour. For many students this will be a new and exciting subject.
Do you have a fascination for the human mind and behaviour? Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and mind - the most complex machine on Earth. You will study how our thoughts, feelings and body interact to explain human behaviour. This will cover a range of exciting and interesting topics, which include different approaches to Psychology (e.g. cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social) and areas such as relationships, memory, attachment, mental health, aggression and anomalistic psychology. You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of Psychology that interests you.
How can I STANDOUT with Psychology after college? A high proportion of Psychology students will go on to study Psychology or a related degree at university. Many others will go on to work in fields of employment where psychology is an advantage e.g. teaching, nursing, physiotherapy or social work. Psychology also links well to careers within business, advertising, the Police or the media industry.
You will study a wide range of interesting and exciting Sociology topics over the two years, such as: • Families and households • Education • Religion • Crime and deviance You will have opportunities to take part in research projects and discover some of the ideas and theories about how society works. In addition, there will be opportunities for trips and visits, and to hear from visiting speakers who will give you a closer insight into how sociology tackles contemporary issues in society.
How can I STANDOUT with Sociology after college? Sociology is a pathway to many careers in teaching, journalism, criminology, nursing, the police, social work, youth work, probation work, counselling, business, human resources, marketing, the legal profession, local government and the forces. Sociology combines well with many subjects such as Psychology, English, Media Studies, Law, Politics, History, Health and Social Care, and Art.
Additional subject entry criteria: An average GCSE score of at least 5 and grade 4 in GCSE Maths.
SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE â–˛ Do you want to combine a love for sport with an interest in the sciences? Sport and Exercise Science is an exciting and fascinating field of study, where you will learn about the theory behind sporting performance. You will develop an in-depth understanding of theoretical aspects including Functional Anatomy, Sport and Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, Field and Laboratory Testing, Research Methods, Coaching for Performance, and Biomechanics. You will conclude your course by completing a research project within a chosen field of study. Students will benefit from outstanding facilities, equipment and technology, including access to indoor and outdoor sport and fitness facilities at Barnards Centre Point and Waterlane Leisure Centre. In addition, there will be a wide range of sports options and trips available as enrichment activities. Students with outstanding sporting ability will be able to participate in college sports teams.
How can I STANDOUT with Sport and Exercise Science after college? Combined with other subjects, BTEC Sport and Exercise Science can help you to access a higher education course, such as Physiotherapy or Sport Therapy. Alternatively, this course could lead on to a degree in Sport and Social Science, Sports Rehabilitation, or you could follow a career in teaching and coaching. You could also pursue an apprenticeship within the sport science field, or enter directly into employment within the industry.
SPORT BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ▲ Do you want to pursue a practical role within the sports industry? This course will allow you to develop knowledge, skills and understanding within the areas of: • Anatomy and Physiology • Coaching and Leadership • Health and Safety • Sports Development • Fitness Instruction • Employment within the Sports Industry Sports leadership is an integral part of the course. You will support the college in leading and delivering activities for college students, local schools and community groups. Additionally, you will be expected to participate in at least one of the college’s sports clubs, to support your learning and achievement on the course. Students will benefit from outstanding facilities, including access to indoor and outdoor sport and fitness facilities at Barnards Centre Point and Waterlane Leisure Centre. In addition, there will be a wide range of sports options and trips available as enrichment activities. Students with outstanding sporting ability will be able to participate in college sports teams.
How can I STANDOUT with Sport after college? You can progress directly into employment, for example as a Fitness Instructor, or access an advanced level apprenticeship in coaching, leisure management or exercise and fitness. You could also study a degree course such as: Sport and Physical Education, Sport Coaching, or Sport Science. Individualised sports pathways are possible; talk to us about different combinations.
Want to study both Sport courses?
If you choose to combine BTEC Sport and BTEC Sport and Exercise Science, you will also have access to our ACADEMY PROGRAMME (including professional coaching hours and the Sports Leadership Qualification)
LEVEL 2 COURSES
BTEC LEVEL 2 FOUNDATION PATHWAY COURSES Our Level 2 Foundation Pathway courses are suitable for students whose grades are below the standard entry criteria for a Level 3 programme. These courses are full-time one year courses which prepare you for a relevant Level 3 BTEC course. You will develop a range of skills in preparation for the higher level diploma course the following year. You will develop skills that are essential for future study and the modern-day workplace, including: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; and presenting information effectively. The courses we offer are: • Business and IT • Creative Digital Media Production • Science and Health
BUSINESS AND ICT BTEC LEVEL 2 Do you want to set up your own business in the future? Are you aware of all the information and creative technology which will allow a business to succeed? This course allows you to study the world of business and ICT, giving you the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. You will examine the roles and responsibilities of setting up a new business and its financial management. You will develop a broad understanding of Information and Creative Technology its application within a business setting.
The course encourages you to explore the range of business types and understand the factors that influence their success. You will utilise research, practical, communication and technical skills to present a business plan for a realistic business startup. The course will also help you with website design, electronic publishing and data base technology; all of these are essential for success in the competitive business world. This course will support you to develop key employability skills including communication and research skills, customer awareness training and a range of relevant I.T skills.
How can I STANDOUT with Business and ICT? The course will support progression onto our Level 3 Business or ICT courses. It will also give you the opportunity to seek employment and apprenticeships in the business world and also in the IT sector.
CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION BTEC LEVEL 2 Do you enjoy being creative and using IT? Do you want a career in the creative digital media sector? This course will provide you with an engaging and stimulating introduction to a range of digital media disciplines, including moving image, audio production, games design, website design and publishing. You will develop broad knowledge and skills relating to the creative digital media industry.
You will enhance your computing skills, and learn how to apply this knowledge in the context of the digital media production industry (e.g. audio production, digital moving image, digital publishing), and delivering a digital media product. In addition, you will also develop transferable creative, technical and practical skills which will support your progression on to the next level of study.
How can I STANDOUT with Creative Digital Media Production? This course is ideal if you aim to progress onto one of our Level 3 media-related courses, such as Film and Television Production (Creative Digital Media Production) or Digital Games Development (Creative Digital Media Production).
From the knowledge and skills developed on this course, you may expect to seek employment at a junior level working in companies that manufacture pharmaceuticals, computer-chip technology materials and food products or who manufacture products reliant upon the alternative energy industry.
How can I STANDOUT with Science and Health? This course will help you progress onto one of our Level 3 science-related courses, such as Forensic Science and Medical Science.
LAW BTEC LEVEL 2 SCIENCE AND HEALTH BTEC LEVEL 2 Do you want to work in a scientific environment? This course will provide you with a full range of basic science principles linked to Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which are fundamental for careers in the science industry. It is essential, for example, that biologists working in health-related science organisations have knowledge of cell structures and their function, tissues and organ systems, and the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems.
This course is available as a supplementary course for students on level 2 courses. On the course, you will cover units that include Criminal Law, the Police and their powers as well as a comprehensive look at the English legal system. During the course, students visit Great Yarmouth Magistratesâ€™ Court/Norwich Crown Court and have the opportunity to meet legal personnel within the local area.
How can I STANDOUT with Law? This qualification allows students to progress into employment, apprenticeships or onto Level 3 study.
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Why choose East Coast College?
Lowestoft Sixth Form College are working in partnership with East Coast College to share the best practices of both institutions to deliver high quality education, training and skills development for all.
Industry Recognised Facilities Both of the East Coast College campuses have undergone refurbishment works over recent years, resulting in attractive, modern, industry standard workshops and facilities.
East Coast College provides broad and enriching study programmes designed to meet the needs of 21st century students, employers and the wider community. We focus on supporting all students and being the most inclusive, as well as aspirational, institution locally. East Coast College is committed to helping you achieve your goals, in terms of both your grade and also what makes you distinctive in your chosen field. We will help you to develop and explore your next career step – whether that be university, an apprenticeship or employment.
The college offers: • A training restaurant • Two hair and beauty training salons • Excellent learning resource centres • Sport & Wellbeing Centre • Air cabin crew training facility at Lowestoft Campus • Creative industries facilities • Great progession opportunities • Degrees • Apprenticeships
Our Campuses Great Yarmouth Campus Having undergone a £7m refurbishment the Great Yarmouth Campus is cutting edge with modern facilities and equipment. It has a well equipped Sport and Wellbeing Centre, hair and beauty salons plus excellent construction, engineering, arts and media centres. Lowestoft Campus The Lowestoft Campus is a vast, well equipped and centrally located facility. It has an internationally recognised Maritime training centre with specialist equipment attracting employers and students from far and wide. The campus has its own restaurant and hair and beauty salons. The Lowestoft Campus will be opening a new Energy Skills Centre in 2019, providing added space and improved facilities to train the next generation of workers. The campuses are only 10 miles apart with bus services between the towns.
At East Coast College we offer more than just a course; our innovative study programmes include work experience, guest speakers, trips, project work and volunteering opportunities as standard. We offer an extensive range of courses in the following subject areas to help you prepare for the future: Animal Science Art, Design and Photography Beauty Therapy Carpentry and Bench Joinery Childcare and Education Creative and Digital Media Electrical Installation Energy Skills Engineering Automotive Engineering Foundation Studies Hairdressing and Barbering Health and Social Care Hospitality and Catering Make-up Artistry Painting and Decorating Brickwork Performing Arts Plumbing Sport, Health and Fitness Travel and Tourism and Air Cabin Crew Uniformed Public Services Welding and Fabrication
Many students choose to study for their degree with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College. There are a wide range of subject areas on offer. Some of the benefits of staying local include: • Cutting edge campuses • Smaller class sizes • Easy access to tutors • Sector experienced tutors • Excellent links to employers and work prospects • Excellent student satisfaction
East Coast College has over 800 apprentices working with local employers. Gaining qualifications in the workplace, supported by college staff, is becoming an increasingly popular option. Apprenticeships are available in a broad range of careers with employers across a wide area. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will: • Work alongside experienced staff • Gain job-specific skills • Earn a wage and get holiday pay • Study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week but this is flexible) To find out more, visit www.eastcoast.ac.uk/ apprenticeships or call 0800 085 8860
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