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‘An outstanding element of Heathland's provision, the sixth form is a vibrant community at the heart of the school.’ Ofsted, 2007

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H E AT H L A N D S C H O O L SIXTH FORM Headmaster: Mr. H. S. Pattar Director of Sixth Form: Mr. J. Lovell


Welcome… to The Heathland School Sixth Form. We have built a strong reputation for helping our students progress to excellent opportunities in higher education and employment. It is our aim to build on this reputation each year by providing outstanding teaching and learning in the classroom, first class support and guidance through personal tutors and also a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities for Sixth Form students. Each year, about 90% of our Y13 students move on to a range of institutions, and a large proportion take up places at Oxbridge or Russell Group universities. As you will see, we offer a wide range of courses at AS/A2 level. Whilst this provides an exciting opportunity to choose the direction in which you want to take your academic studies, it can also make the task of choosing the subjects you wish to study daunting. You should consider the information in this guide carefully and use it to help inform your discussions with parents and teachers. The Sixth Form is an exciting time in anyone’s life as it represents such a vital stage in the transition towards adulthood and future opportunities in education or work-based training. You have a unique opportunity to become involved with voluntary, charity and community work as well as developing your talents in sport, music or drama. By taking part in activities like these your personal, as well as academic, development is assured – we therefore place great emphasis on providing you with as many opportunities as possible. Good luck with identifying the right courses for you, and I look forward to seeing you in The Heathland School Sixth Form.

J. Lovell Director of Sixth Form

Why choose the Heathland Sixth Form?             

Outstanding academic results Wide choice and combinations of AS and A Level courses Successful Oxbridge programme Enrichment opportunities for ‘Gifted and Talented’ students Friendly and supportive environment with a personal tutor Extensive UCAS Programme Full guidance system for careers and Higher Education Excellent ICT facilities Fully qualified, caring and supportive staff Opportunities for Leadership Active social, sports and community programme Students eligible to apply for Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Continue to work with staff you know and who can help you most effectively

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ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT… ‘Relationships between students and teachers are excellent and the mature way in which they are treated does much to foster students' independence and initiative.’ Ofsted, 2007 What qualifications are offered? Advanced Levels Art Biology Business Studies Chemistry Economics English Literature Environmental Science Fashion Further Mathematics Geography History ICT Languages Mechanics (Mathematics) Media Studies

Music PE Photography Physics Product Design Psychology RS Sociology Statistics (Mathematics) Theatre Studies

Other courses Duke of Edinburgh In Year 13: AS Citizenship AS Critical Thinking AS General Studies AS Global Perspectives

ASDAN Universities Award Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Extra-curricular opportunities (… well, some of them!) ‘…students develop as highly confident, perceptive and articulate individuals, often taking leading roles in the school's wide range of cultural and recreational activities.’ Ofsted, 2007

Duke of Edinburgh

Enrichment

Eastern Evening Theatre visits

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Team Building activities

Fulcrum Challenges


ART AND DESIGN Advanced Level Why study Art and Design? The subject provides opportunities for students to become visually and aesthetically literate. It allows you to be expressive in an imaginative and creative way, encouraging independence and building your selfconfidence. You will learn to appreciate how the world around you has been created or designed. You will be able to perceive, react, talk, analyse, judge and value Art.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Coursework based on internally set theme. (60%) • Unit 2: Externally set examination assignment. 8 hours (40%)

• Unit 3: Coursework. Independent course of study to include a 3000 word essay. (60%) • Unit 4: Externally set examination assignment. 12 hours (40%)

Art examinations are followed by an Art Exhibition at the school where students, parents and the public are invited to view the work. The external moderator also views the exhibition. Visiting Art Gallery’s and Museums are an integral part of the course. The students regularly visit galleries in London, which enhances their knowledge of Artworks helping them to develop their own creativity and styles.

What career opportunities are there? The study of Art is essential in our “practical” and highly materialistic society. Consider the number of individuals who earn their living as artists or in Art related fields. Without this, many substandard and marginal products will be manufactured, marketed and purchased. What will this do to our economy, to the balance between imports and exports? Art is a creative, respected and academic subject welcomed by Higher Education. It combines many areas of the curriculum and candidates develop a combination of intellectual, imaginative and practical skills and develop lateral thinking which is vital for success at university and are relevant to a whole range of careers. Art and Design is all around us! Examples of specific related careers include Architects, Designers, Illustrators, Magazine editors, Landscape Architects, Fashion Designers, Film Directors and so many more!

Syllabus: Art and Design

Examination Board: Edexcel More information: Mrs. M. Hayward-Smith

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BIOLOGY Advanced Level Why study Biology? The subject opens up your understanding of the biological world around you. How life works, how your body functions and the relationships between the biological world and the environment.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics. Students must also attain at least a BB in Science and Additional Science or at least a B in GCSE Biology to follow this course. Students who achieve a grade B will be expected to attend additional classes.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Lifestyle, health and risk, genes and health. 1hr 30 mins examination • Unit 2: Development, Plants and the environment. 1hr 30 mins examinations • Unit 3: Coursework. Research essay. 2000 words

• Unit 3: Natural environment and species survival. 1hr 30 mins examination • Unit 4: Energy, exercise and coordination. 1hr 30 mins examination • Unit 6: Coursework. Scientific investigation. 3300 words

What career opportunities are there? Biology is a respected, academic subject welcomed by Higher Education. It shows the ability to combine scientific methodology, mathematical precision with an ability to comment and describe. It is an essential subject for: Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Marine Biology and Zoology, Veterinary Science and desirable for Law, Science Journalism, Radiography, Optometry, Sports Science, Geology, Forensic Science, and Nutritional Science.

Syllabus: Biology Examination Board: Edexcel

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More information: Mr. A. Hammond


BUSINESS STUDIES Advanced Level Why study Business Studies? Business Studies gives students the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of many business concepts and their effects on society. Students will gain a critical understanding of organisations and the markets they serve. Students will gain a range of transferable skills, including decision-making, in light of business information. You could be the next Apprentice!

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline:

AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Planning and financing a business. 1hr 15 mins examination. Short answer questions and extended responses based on a mini case study. • Unit 2: Managing a business. 1hr 30 mins examination. Multi-part data response questions.

• Unit 3: Strategies for success. 1hr 45 mins examination. Extended answers on an unseen case study. • Unit 4: The business environment and managing change. 1hr 45 mins examination. Research tasks and essays. Synoptic links.

What career opportunities are there? Students with AS or A level Business Studies have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. You can start a career in business armed with an excellent knowledge of how businesses operate. In particular you will have a head start in careers within accountancy, marketing and human resources. Business Studies combines well with a range of social science, humanities, and mathematics subjects to lead to University subjects in such areas as business, economics, law and accountancy.

Syllabus: Business Studies Examination Board: AQA More information: Miss. S. P. Kaur / Mr. J. Griffin

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CHEMISTRY Advanced Level Why study Chemistry? Chemistry is the science that underpins many things that we take for granted in today’s society. From medicines and energy resources to plastics and computer chips, the application of chemistry dominates the world around us. Chemistry may also hold the key to winning the battle against global warming.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics. Students must also attain at least a BB in Science and Additional Science or at least a B in GCSE Chemistry to follow this course. Students who achieve a grade B will be expected to attend additional classes.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Introducing chemistry – Atomic structure, chemical calculations, alcohols, bonding and energetics • Unit 2: Bonding and reactions – redox reactions and the halogens, hydrocarbons, halogenoalkenes, intermolecular forces • Unit 3: Practical skills in Chemistry 1

• Unit 4: Rings, Polymers and Analysis • Unit 5: Equilibria, Energetics and Elements • Unit 6: Practical skills in Chemistry 2

Practical work is an integral part of studying Chemistry and most lessons will include a practical element. Your practical work will be assessed throughout the course in timed assessments and is worth 20% of both the AS and A2 Chemistry courses. Examinations are a mixture of short answer questions similar to GCSE style and longer answer questions giving you an opportunity to display your understanding. You will take two examinations as part of the AS course then another two for the A2 course.

What career opportunities are there? The list is endless… Research chemist, Medicine, Pharmaceutical scientist, Dentistry, Chemical engineer, Pharmacy, Lawyer, Patent attorney, Material scientist, Teacher, Forensic scientist, Food scientist, Accountant, Veterinary sciences, Investment banker, Analytical chemist, Science journalist, Medical sales representative…

Syllabus: Chemistry A Examination Board: OCR

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More information: Miss. S. Mohey


DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES Advanced Level Why study Drama and Theatre Studies? As one of the Creative Arts, this subject provides an opportunity to use your imagination in many different ways. It will bring out the best in you and allow you to develop your self-confidence. Through practical activities, you will learn to problem-solve, communicate through a variety of forms and work as part of a team.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Live theatre and prescribed play. 1hr written examination • Unit 2: Presentation of a play extract

• Unit 3: Further prescribed play. 2hr written examination • Unit 4: Presentation of devised drama

Integral to success in the course are visits to the theatre – both mainstream and fringe events – and participation in a range of different extension opportunities with London theatres. These activities help to enhance student understanding of the theories of theatre and develop performance skills.

What career opportunities are there? Drama and Theatre Studies is a challenging academic subject valued by Higher Education because candidates develop a combination of intellectual, imaginative and practical skills – necessary for success at university and in many careers. A remarkably wide range of careers will be open to you including law, journalism, advertising, public relations, management, personnel, social work, teaching, careers in the theatre or media and jobs requiring analytical and presentational skills.

Syllabus: Drama and Theatre Studies Examination Board: AQA More information: Mr. D. Golub

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ECONOMICS Advanced Level Why study Economics? Economics gives students the opportunity to gain a good knowledge and understanding of the tools of economic analysis and of the problems to which these tools are applied. Students will acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of economic principles, theories and concepts, which will enable them to assess and evaluate economic problems. It will draw on students’ ability to interpret data presented in written, numerical and graphical forms, from which they will draw valid conclusions.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Markets and market failure. 1hr 15 mins examination • Unit 2: The national economy. 1hr 15 mins examination

• Unit 3: Business economics and the distribution of income. 2hr examination • Unit 4: The national and international economy. 2hr examination

What career opportunities are there? Economics is a respected, academic subject welcomed by Higher Education. It is the social science that investigates the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Economics is the study of human behaviour and the extent to which wants are met by the scarce resources available. Many Heathland Economics pupils have gone on to have careers in Economics related jobs, such as Financial Trading, Banking and Management.

Syllabus: Economics

Examination Board: AQA

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More information: Miss. S. P. Kaur


ENGLISH LITERATURE Advanced Level Why study English Literature? English Literature develops vital analysis skills applicable across a range of careers and university courses. The course provides an opportunity to study a variety of texts in depth as well as offering the chance to showcase creative talent. Pupils pursuing this course will enhance their knowledge of a range of texts – including prose, poetry and drama – across the ages.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Poetry and Drama 1 – poetry post-1900 and drama post-1900. 2hr 30 mins examination • Unit 2: Prose study 1800-1945 and creative reading. Coursework (40%)

• Unit 3: Period and Genre study. Coursework (40%) • Unit 4: Poetry and Drama 2 – critical reading of poetry and Shakespeare with related drama. 2hr 30 mins examination

What career opportunities are there? English Literature is a prestigious academic subject that is highly regarded by the top universities. It offers transferable skills such as written and spoken communication, linguistic and analytical skills. These competencies apply to other disciplines and complement most other AS choices. Career opportunities include Journalism, Law, Media, Marketing, Public Relations and Politics.

Syllabus: English Literature Examination Board: WJEC More information: Ms. C. Douglass-Rose

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Advanced Level Why study Environmental Science? This course enables students to gain a deep and well-informed insight into the environment, and the scientific processes that control and affect it. The central theme is developing an understanding of how different events and cycles within the environment interrelate, how they influence subsequent environmental events, the human impacts on these events and cycles, and the strategies that can be used to minimise the problems caused. Key aspects within the course include areas such as Wildlife Conservation, Pollution, Global Climate Change, and Sustainability.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: The Living Environment. This unit concentrates on the variety of life on Earth, why it is important, how it is threatened and what we can do to protect it. 1hr examination

• Unit 3: Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution. This unit considers energy resources available, how pollution threatens life on Earth and the decisions that may be taken to reduce our environmental impact. 1hr 30mins examination

• Unit 2: The Physical Environment. This unit looks at the importance of physical resources, such as the atmosphere, water, rocks and soils and how these affect our sustainable use of the Earth. 1hr 30mins examination

• Unit 4: Biological Resources and Sustainability. This unit investigates the biological resources of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. It also considers how humans can live on Earth without overexploiting its resources or damaging the lifesupport systems upon which we rely. 2hr examination

Practical scientific investigations are an integral part of this course and will be conducted in school and out in the environment. These investigations will study a range of environmental systems and the way in which they influence and affect each other.

What career opportunities are there? As part of a group of science or arts A-Level courses, Environmental Science provides an ideal base for employment and a very wide variety of university courses related to the environment, geography, geology, science, climate, planning and teaching.

Syllabus: Environmental Science

Examination Board: AQA

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More information: Mr. M. A. Grantham


FASHION (TEXTILE DESIGN) Advanced Level Why study Fashion? Fashion (Textile Design) is designed to broaden the students’ knowledge of Fashion & Design. Students are given the opportunity to visit fashion shows and exhibitions in order to develop their designing skills. A range of practical projects are carried out throughout the course. The course is designed to cover a wide range of relevant topics and will further develop the student’ understanding of Textiles in a rapidly changing society. The course will be of value and interest to students whose principle concerns lie in a variety of subjects, especially Arts, Design & Creative Textiles.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Students produce a portfolio of work from starting points, topics or themes determined by the department. The focus is on including work that shows exploration, research, acquisitions of techniques.

• Unit 3: Students submit one major project which has a personal significance. The investigation includes a related person study that must be between 1000 – 3000 words.

• Unit 2: Students select one starting point from an early release question paper. Students will be given a minimum of 3 weeks to plan and prepare. Students are then given 5 hours of controlled time to work on developing their idea into outcome.

• Unit 4: Students select one starting point from an early release question paper. Students must be given a minimum of 3 weeks to plan and prepare. 15 hours of controlled time: candidates work to plan and then realize ideas into a final outcome.

What career opportunities are there? Design & Technology provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop their problem-solving and organisational skills. It is the only ‘A’ level subject which provides opportunities for developing and generating evidence for assessing all six key skills. Textiles could lead you into a future in any of the following areas: •Fashion & Textiles Design •Interior Design •Art & Textile Degrees

Syllabus: Fashion Examination Board: OCR More information: Mrs. L. B. Cutts

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GEOGRAPHY Advanced Level Why study Geography? The subject provides opportunities to understand the interrelationships of people and their environments. You will learn to appreciate the dynamic nature of how places, environments and issues change and how people respond to them.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Global Challenges – World at Risk, Going Global. 1hr 30 mins examination

• Unit 3: Contested Planet – water conflicts, biodiversity, superpower geographies, development gap, energy security, technological fix. 2hr 30 mins examination

• Unit 2: Geographical Investigations – Crowded Coasts, Rebranding Places. 1hr 15 mins examination

• Unit 4: Geographical Research – Tectonic Activity, Pollution and Human Health, Consuming the rural landscape (leisure and tourism). 1hr 30 mins examination

A residential field visit to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is an integral part of the course in preparation for the Unit 2 examination, drawing on the expertise of the Field Studies Council.

What career opportunities are there? Geography is a respected, academic subject welcomed by Higher Education. It combines both the facts of science and the arts and equips you with the skills vital for success at university and is relevant to a whole range of careers. Many Heathland Geography pupils have gone on to have careers in Law and Social Work, Management, Financial Trading, Travel and Tourism, Environmental Planning, Education and Journalism.

Syllabus: Geography Examination Board: Edexcel

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More information: Mr. M. A. Grantham


HISTORY Advanced Level Why study History? History is a respected, academic subject which is highly regarded by universities and employers. It teaches students how to debate and how to develop powerful and convincing arguments using the evidence available. History also develops literacy skills and gives pupils cultural and political insights which few other subjects can offer as well as teaching them how to evaluate different sources of information. Students who enjoy discussion, research, reading and the demands of academic work will benefit greatly from this course.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: A study in breadth. Italy: Unification and the rise of the Fascist state, 1815-1943. 1hr 20 mins examination

• Unit 3: The United States, 1917-1954: Boom, bust and recovery. 2hrs written examination

• Unit 2: A study in depth. British political history, 1945-1990: consensus and conflict. 1hr 20 mins examination

• Unit 4: Historical enquiry: The Making of Modern Russia, 1856-1964. 2000 word extended essay

What career opportunities are there? History is one of the most versatile academic disciplines. Successful students can go on to work in professions such as Law, Management, The Arts, Media, Journalism, the Civil Service, Education and Politics. Many graduates go on to enjoy successful careers in the commercial world and more British Prime Ministers have studied History than any other subject.

Syllabus: History Examination Board: Edexcel More information: Miss. C. E. Lightup

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Advanced Level Why study Information and Communication Technology? The study of ICT provides an insight into the significance and relevance of computers, applications and communications in the work environment and everyday life. ICT is used in areas as diverse as manufacturing, education and medicine and ICT skills are valued in virtually all areas of business and society.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course. Students should also attain at least a C grade equivalent in an ICT qualification.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Information, Systems and Applications (Examination). 2hr written examination

• Unit 3: ICT Systems, Applications and Implications (Examination). 2hr written examination.

• Unit 2: Structured ICT Tasks (Coursework).

• Unit 4: ICT Project (Coursework)

Students are given the opportunity to learn advanced features of Excel, Word and Access, Web Design and Graphics software. The course is presented with a practical bias, although there is a significant theory element, covering aspects such as how ICT is used, the importance and value of information, the impact that ICT has had on society and the legislation relating to ICT. The theory will be the main part of the course covered in the examinations. The project work requires high skills in problem solving and the ability to accurately analyse situations as you will design and implement a small-scale spreadsheet system for a real end-user. Working independently, you will find your own end-user, discuss their requirements, identify problems with the current system, and design a new system to the specified requirements.

What career opportunities are there? ICT is offered by universities either as a subject in its own right or in combination with a wide range of subjects, e.g. IT & Psychology; IT & Business; IT & Multimedia. The advanced skills you will develop will also be valuable in gaining many types of employment.

Syllabus: ICT Examination Board: OCR

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More information: Mr. A. Doxsey


MATHEMATICS Advanced Level Why study Mathematics? ‘A’ Level Mathematics is an enjoyable and challenging course which is highly regarded by University admissions tutors of all disciplines who appreciate the logic and rigour involved. Our former students have gone on to study a wide range of courses and have found themselves to be in demand with employers.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course. Students should also attain at least a B grade in GCSE Mathematics. Students who achieve a grade B will be expected to attend additional classes.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Core Mathematics 1 • Core Mathematics 2 plus either • Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1

• Core Mathematics 3 • Core Mathematics 4 plus either • Mechanics 2 or Statistics 2

Students who are particularly able in the subject have the option of taking either an AS or A2 Level in Further Mathematics. Entry onto this course is at the discretion of the Head of Mathematics. Students would usually study Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Decision Mathematics 1 along with 1 (AS) or 4 (A2) other modules. All modules are examined by written papers which last for 1 hr 30 minutes each.

What career opportunities are there? For those with a background in Mathematics, an unlimited number of well paid and rewarding career opportunities are available. The mechanics modules are useful for students studying Physics and other science subjects, leading to scientific careers, Engineering, Medicine or Computing. The statistics modules are usually taken by students studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography or Economics and are useful for careers in Business Management, Banking, Social Services and Medicine.

Syllabus: Mathematics Examination Board: Edexcel More information: Mr. S. Wilson/Mr. M. Davies

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MEDIA STUDIES Advanced Level Why study Media Studies? Media Studies is one of the fastest growing subjects. It aids communication and increases practical skills in handling different media technology. The course provides the opportunity for analytical study and increases personal confidence when re-creating different forms of media.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Foundation Portfolio in Media (Creative coursework) • Unit 2: Key Media Concepts (Textual analysis and Representation, Institutions and Audiences). 2hr written examination

• Unit 3: Advanced Portfolio in Media (Creative coursework working in two media forms) • Unit 4: Critical Perspectives in Media (Contemporary Media Issues). 2hr written examination

The Media is all around us. Why not learn more about it?

What career opportunities are there? Media Studies provides analytical and creative opportunities for its students. It explores the function and operation of different media industries, as well as developing technical, creative and analytical skills that enhance your communication in a range of media. Future career options could include Multimedia specialist, Television Producer, Journalist, Manager, Market Researcher.

Syllabus: Media Studies Examination Board: OCR

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More information: Ms. C. Douglass-Rose


MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES Advanced Level Why study Modern Foreign Languages (French / German)? The subject provides opportunities to develop language skills and knowledge through student focused assessment. With appealing content and opportunities to gain greater understanding of other cultures, it can prepare students to become well-informed and effective communicators.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Students focus on their ability to converse in French/German on a general topic area of their choice. Spoken Expression and Response in French / German - 8—10 minutes • Unit 2: Students show they understand and convey their understanding of French/German language texts and recordings. They will also need to produce an essay to demonstrate an ability to manipulate the French/German language in continuous writing. Understanding and Written Response in French/German - 2 hours 30 minutes examination

• Unit 3: Students demonstrate the effectiveness of their French/German language skills through presenting and taking a clear stance on any issue of their choice. Understanding and Spoken Response in French/German - 11—13 minutes • Unit 4: Students demonstrate skills in Advanced level French/German writing and translation from English into French/German. They are also required to demonstrate evidence of independent, Advanced level French/German language reading and research, relating to the culture and/or society of a French/German-language country. Research, Understanding and Written Response in French / German - 2 hours 30 minutes examination

All Sixth Form linguists are offered the opportunity to go to France or Germany as part of a Work Experience scheme.

What career opportunities are there? Languages are recognised as being intellectually challenging, and both universities and employers look more favourably at potential candidates who have a language. European languages are the key to European communication. If you continue to study a language you will have the opportunity to follow some of the most prestigious international business courses universities have to offer. Here are just a few possible career fields: International sales and marketing, Investment banking, Law, Education, Government / European Parliament, Journalism, Travel and tourism.

Syllabus: French / German Examination Board: Edexcel More information: Ms. P. J. Wright

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MUSIC Advanced Level Why study Music? The main purpose is to develop your ability to appreciate a wide range of musical styles and improve your composing and performing ability. The skills you will develop will be varied: practical skills, interpretative skills, creative skills, aural skills, knowledge and understanding.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course. Students should also be able to play an instrument to Grade 5 or the equivalent standard.

Course content/Outline: Units Unit 1 – Performing (30%) This unit gives students the opportunities to perform as soloists and/or part of an ensemble. Music can be in any chosen style. Any instruments and/or voices are acceptable. Unit 2 –Composing (30%) This unit encourages students to develop their composition skills leading to the creation of a three minute piece in response to a chosen brief. Students also write a CD sleeve describing aspects of the final composition.

Unit 3 – Developing musical understanding (40%) This unit focuses on listening to familiar music and understanding how it works. Set works from the anthology provide the focus through listening and studying scores. Students also use a score to identify harmonic and tonal features and then apply this knowledge in the completion of a short and simple passage for SATB.

What career opportunities are there? Music Producer - Recording Engineer - Studio Manager - Sound Designer - Songwriter -Lyricist - Performing Songwriter - Producer/Songwriter - Computer Games Music composer - Jingle Writer -Arranger Orchestrator - Performing artist - Session Musician - DJ - Sound Technician - Tour Manager - Crew and Technicians - Orchestra Member - Conductor - Personal Security - Promoter - Bookings Agent - Artist and Crew Catering - Stage Lighting and Design - Artist Manager - Nightclub Manager - Music Publisher - Music Store Manager - Regional sales manager - Salesperson - A&R Manager - A&R Administrator - Marketing Manager - Promotions Manager Press Officer - Radio and Television Promotions - New Media Promotions Video Commissioner TV Booker Producer - Director -Music Journalist - Magazine/ Website Editor Presenters - Radio DJs - Vocal Coach - Music Therapist - College or University Music Educator Instrumental Music Teacher

Syllabus: Music Examination Board: Edexcel

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More information: Mr. D. Golub


PHOTOGRAPHY Advanced Level Why study Photography? The subject provides opportunities to explore media such as film, video, digital and wet processing photography. Students will learn how to convey visual messages and employ creative approaches which go beyond mere observation and recording to produce a final piece suitable for public display.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Coursework (60%) based on a Theme set internally • Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment (40%) an exam set by the Examining Board

• Unit 3: Coursework. Independent course of study to include a 3000 word essay. (60%) • Unit 4: Externally Set Assignment (40%) an exam set by the Examining Board

The Photography Examinations for AS and A2 take place in May; followed by an Exhibition at the school where students, parents and the public are invited to view. The External Moderator also views the Exhibition. Visiting Art Gallery’s and Museums are an integral part of the course. The students regularly visit galleries in London, which enhances their knowledge of Artworks helping them to develop their own creativity and styles.

What career opportunities are there? Photography is frequently used in graphic disciplines such as television advertising, magazines, books and on the web. The skills taught in photography can be used in any professions, especially now that the world is image driven and a high priority is placed on presentation. Examples of specific related careers include Animators, Art Directors, Book illustrators or publishers, Computer Aided Designers, Fashion consultants/designers/photographers, Layout artists, Photographers, and so many more!

Syllabus: Photography Examination Board: Edexcel More information: Mrs. M. Hayward-Smith

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION Advanced Level Why study Physical Education? The subject provides opportunities to develop knowledge & understanding of the physiological, psychological and socio-cultural issues that relate to Sport. You also learn to appreciate the role of the performer, coach and official in a sporting context.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course. GCSE Theory of PE is not an essential prerequisite for embarking on this course but would be advantageous.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy & active lifestyle . 2hr examination • Unit 2: Analysis & evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in adopted roles . Practical assessment

• Unit 3: Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport. 2hr examination • Unit 4: Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation. Practical assessment

The large part of the course is theory based. However, some theory lessons will incorporate a practical element.

What career opportunities are there? Physical Education is a respected, academic subject welcomed by Higher Education. It is a useful qualification for careers in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Teaching and the Leisure Industry / Management or for further study.

Syllabus: Physical Education Examination Board: AQA

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More information: Mr. A. G. Dixon


PHYSICS Advanced Level Why study Physics? It has been said that we are currently in a “Golden Age” of Physics with so many new advances in astronomy and particle physics. As an A level Physicist you will develop an appreciation of these advances and you will also encounter some of the most fundamental questions in science. The A level syllabus includes the modern ideas of Quantum Theory and Cosmology as well as the classical theories of Galileo and Newton. The science of the Digital era is also a theme that runs through the course.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including in English Language and Mathematics. Students must also attain at least a BB in Science and Additional Science or at least a B in GCSE Physics to follow this course. Students who achieve a grade B will be expected to attend additional classes. Students following Physics should also follow the AS Mathematics and Mechanics course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Mechanics (Forces, Motion, Work and Energy ) • Unit 2: Electrons, Waves and Photons ( Electric current, Resistance, DC Circuits, Waves and Quantum Physics) • Unit 3: Practical Skills in Physics 1 (Internal assessment of practical skills)

• Unit 4: Newtonian World (Newton’s laws and momentum, Circular motion, Oscillations and Thermal Physics) • Unit 5: Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics (Electric and magnetic fields, Capacitors and Exponential Decay, Nuclear Physics, Medical imaging and Modelling the Universe) • Unit 6: Practical Skills in Physics 2 (Internal assessment of practical skills)

The course involves visits to universities and external lectures and students are encouraged to read around the subject.

What career opportunities are there? Physics opens the door to a wide range of degree courses at University. It is often essential for Engineering courses together with Mathematics and is recommended for many technology based degrees. Physics is ideal for students looking to study a scientific subject or a medical degree. Physics graduates are highly employable and although many pursue a career in scientific research, many progress into jobs in the financial and business sectors.

Syllabus: Physics Examination Board: OCR More information: Mrs. N. Sayid

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PRODUCT DESIGN Advanced Level Why study Product Design (Graphics)? This is an exciting Design and Technology course that encourages independent learning, creativity and innovation. It builds on and extends the knowledge, understanding and skills established in GCSE Design & Technology courses, particularly developing the use of computers in designing and making.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units and A2 Units Portfolio of Creative Skills – A three part project covering product investigations, designing and making. Product Development – Design and make coursework project. Theory –The study of materials and components, product analysis, CAD/CAM and D & T in society. (i.e. information that will help you design effectively).

AS - Portfolio of Creative Skills (50% of Course). 2hr written paper (50% of Course). A2 - 2hr written paper (50% of Course). Coursework (50% of Course).

Coursework projects are undertaken each year, along with learning about many of the different factors that affect design in the real world – from materials and manufacturing, to environmental issues and fashion. The Portfolio of Creative Skills and Coursework projects focus on one of the three key areas, and involve making 3D and 2D products. 1. Product Concept Modelling. 2. Architecture & Interior Design. 3. Packaging & Advertising.

What career opportunities are there? Design & Technology (Product Design) could help you work towards a future career in many areas, from engineering to art & design. Some possible careers include: Product Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, ICT related Design (e.g. Website design), Production Engineering.

Syllabus: Product Design (Graphics) Examination Board: Edexcel

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More information: Mr. D. A. Pike


PSYCHOLOGY Advanced Level Why study Psychology? Psychology offers you the opportunity to understand some of the causes of human behaviour. You will learn that our behaviour is determined by social, emotional and biological factors. Also, we will look at the debates surrounding whether or not our environment shapes our behaviour.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: Units Cognitive Psychology - Memory Developmental Psychology - Attachments in childhood Physiological Psychology - Stress Individual Differences - Abnormality Social Psychology - Obedience and conformity Research Methods

AS Module 1 – Examination 1hr 30mins Module 2 – Examination 1hr 30mins A2 Module 3 – Examination 1hr 30mins Module 4 – Examination 2hr Each of the 4 A2 papers is worth 25% of A2 marks

In the second year, students continue with these modules as well as a separate unit entitled ‘Psychological perspectives and approaches’.

What career opportunities are there? Psychology ‘A’ Level is appropriate for careers in Psychology and other sciences that involve behaviour. It has been used as an entry qualification for a diverse range of university courses including medicine, law and marketing.

Please note that it is not a necessary entry requirement for Psychology courses at University.

Syllabus: Psychology Examination Board: AQA More information: Mrs. R. K. Rose

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES Advanced Level Why study Religious Studies? The subject offers students the chance to further develop their knowledge of one world faith whilst at the same time investigating the philosophical arguments concerning the existence of God. Religious Studies provides students with the following transferable skills which will enable them to reach their full potential in other subjects: • The ability to interpret, contrast and evaluate opinions/approaches to a topic • The ability to write a succinct essay containing well constructed arguments • Good debating skills • An ability to assess the validity of an argument and reach a well informed conclusion regardless of ones personal beliefs

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion and World Faiths. This unit comprises of philosophical arguments about the existence of God and focuses on the problem which evil and suffering creates in the world. Students can also specialise in 1 world religion. 1hr 45 minutes examination • Unit 2: Investigations. This unit comprises of an independent study focusing on the nature of Religious Experience. 1hr 45 minutes examination

• Unit 3: Philosophy of Religion and World Faiths. This unit comprises further study of philosophical arguments concerning life after death, religious experience, the non-existence of God and religious language. Students can also specialise in 1 world religion. 1hr 45 minutes examination • Unit 4: Implications. This unit comprises of an independent study focusing on the nature of Religious Language. 1hr 45 minutes examination

What career opportunities are there? Successful completion of this ‘A’ Level will give you access to a range of possible career and Higher Education opportunities. The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills. These include the skills of collecting, synthesising and interpreting information from a range of sources. Religious Studies combines well with almost all other humanities ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Level subjects such as History, Geography and English. In addition, if taken with sciences like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Religious Studies will give you a broad-based curriculum.

Syllabus: Religious Studies Examination Board: Edexcel

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More information: Miss. E. L. Hall


SOCIOLOGY Advanced Level Why study Sociology? Sociology is concerned with the study of society. It seeks explanations for human behaviour and beliefs. The study of Sociology encourages intellectual skills and attitudes that can be most useful in many areas of education and life. The subject involves discussion and debate. Those who are interested in current affairs, keen to understand how society works and are interested in theoretical approaches to study would benefit from this course.

Entry Requirements: Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics to follow this course.

Course content/Outline: AS Units

A2 Units

• Unit 1: Families and Households. 1 hour written examination

• Unit 3: Beliefs in Society. 1 hour 30 minutes examination

• Unit 2: Education with Sociological Methods. 2 hour written examination

• Unit 4: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. 2 hour written examination

What career opportunities are there? Sociology students have a wide range of Higher Education and career options open to them. It is fully recognised as a Higher Education qualification by university Admissions Tutors. It is also extremely useful for those wishing to pursue careers in Management, Human Resources, The Media, Journalism, Social Work, Education, the Civil Service and many sectors of employment.

Syllabus: Sociology Examination Board: AQA More information: Miss. C. E. Lightup

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ADMISSION TO THE SIXTH FORM… SIXTH FORM ADMISSIONS POLICY The school will consider the following factors before deciding to offer a student a place in the Sixth Form:   

The GCSE grade criteria for the course provided has been met (details are set out within this booklet) There are sufficient places available on the proposed course(s) of study Evidence of a commitment to the ethos of the school and the expectations required in the Sixth Form for attitude to work, behaviour and smart dress

Students will only be admitted to courses at the start of Year 12 unless there are exceptional circumstances. Progression to Year 13 will be dependent on passing at least 3 AS Level courses. All courses will only be offered subject to demand and staff availability.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO THE SIXTH FORM The prospective student satisfies the entry requirement for ‘AS’ Levels which is 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English Language. A student’s average GCSE points score will guide the number of AS subjects taken. Year 12 students must pass at least 3 AS Level courses in order to proceed to A2 Level courses in Year 13. Evidence that the prospective student satisfies the minimum entry requirements of the precise subjects to which the student is seeking admission: AS Level Mathematics: GCSE grade B in Mathematics AS Level Further Mathematics: GCSE grade A* in Mathematics AS Level Biology, Chemistry & Physics: GCSE grade B in relevant Separate Science or a grade B in both Science and Additional Science. AS Level ICT: Equivalent grade C in an ICT qualification AS Level Mathematics: Students take either Mathematics with Mechanics or Mathematics with Statistics Further Mathematics is available on the recommendation of the Head of Department. It is only required in Y12 for pupils intending to follow a degree in Mathematics, Engineering or Physics. (This will be an additional/5th AS course in Y12). If these do not apply, students may take the course in Y13 as an additional AS course. Evidence that the prospective student is committed to the wider Sixth Form programme of Recreation and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

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DESTINATIONS OF YEAR 13 STUDENTS 2010 SURNAME ADAM

AGRAWAL AJAIB ALI ALI AL-TAMIMI

FIRST NAME Ahmed Osman Mohammad Kishan Sanam Ayan Laki Nouras Jaafar

ANTONIO

Maila

ASGHAR ASLAM BAHRA BAIG BANSAL

Fatima Tayyaba Sandeep Anam Ravjot

BANSI

Harmit

BHAMRA BHARDWA CASSELLS CHAHAL CHARLES CHATTUN CHAUDRI CHOUDHRY DEGUN DEPALA DHILLON DHIMAN DHINDSA

Harleen Kiren Eileen Parvinder Chevanev Rahimah Aneesa Hayyan Gurmit Sumil Karanpreet Simran Sharonjit

AFZAL

FERNANDOPULLE Rochelle GILL

Harleen

GOSAI

Shaan

GULATI

Jaskiran

HAASHI

Ridwan

HANSLA

Kavita

HASSAN

Alicia

HEANON

Lauren

HEANON

Sam

HLANGUYO JAN JEYARATNAM

Irene Anneka Dakshini

INSTITUTION UCL

COURSE Mechanical Engineering

Queen Mary's

Business Computing

Southampton University Reading University Westminster University Royal Holloway Kingston University

Economics and Actuarial Science Law Human and Medical Science Mathematics Pharmacy International Business (4 Year Brunel University Sandwich Course) Brunel University Communication and Media Studies Westminster University Psychology Queen Mary's History Oxford University Mathematics University of Leicester Mathematics with Management Property Management (Building London South Bank University Surveying) West Thames College Art Foundation Course Surrey University Accounting and Management Kingston University Sociology University of Essex Marketing and Finance Westminster University Law Kingston University Medical Biochemistry University of Reading Law Kingston University Marketing Management University of Hertfordshire Economics Surrey University Aerospace Engineering UCL Physics Kingston College Art Foundation Course King's College Pharmacy Foundations of Information Brunel University Technology University of Leicester Biological Sciences Business Management and Nottingham Trent University Marketing Westminster University Business Information Systems Chemistry with Medicinal University of Huddersfield Chemistry UCL Chemistry Computer Science and Royal Holloway Mathematics Kingston University Primary Teaching (Science) Foundations of Information Brunel University Technology Anglia Ruskin University Law Kingston University International Business Roehampton University Psychology and Councilling

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DESTINATIONS OF YEAR 13 STUDENTS 2010

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SURNAME

FIRST NAME

KABILAN

Malavarayan

KANG KASANSULA KAUR

Kuldip Patience Harleen

KAUR

Harpreet

KAUR KAWADZA

Kiranjot Michael

KHAMBHAITA

Suraj

KHAN KHAN KHANNA KHAWAJA KOLHATKAR KOMAYLI-ASL KUMARI KUNDI LIMBACHIA LIMBACHIA LUHAR MAHAY MAHOMADE MAJOR MANESH MARBAY MIAH MIYANJI MIYANJI MOHUN MORRISON

Aadil Sehrish Arun Anam Avyaya Shabnam Rachna Tarun Dev Henna Bhavini Simrit Nayim Amardeep Manamjot Jaspreet Julia Hannah Rehmat Jamilah Jerry

MUNTAZIR

Ismail

NADIADI NAEEM NAGI NAYYER NAZNEEN NELSON PHILLIPS PADDA PALEKAR PARMAR PARVAIZ PATEL

Abbas Sadiya Chirnjeev Shruti Firdausi Asher Hema Sameer Janika Amber Bindiya

INSTITUTION

COURSE Computer Science and Royal Holloway Mathematics Queen Mary's Geography Nottingham Trent University Psychology Kingston University Human Resource Management Southampton Solent Criminology and Psychology University University of DeMontfort Accounting and Finance University of DeMontfort Mechanical Engineering Finance and Accounting Brunel University (Foundation) University of Liverpool Combined Honours (Law) University of Manchester Medicine Kingston University Computing Studies UCL Audiology Loughborough University Aeronautical Engineering University of Reading Law Kingston University Criminology with Psychology Kingston University Business Information Technology Richmond College ICT Apprenticeship Brunel University Computer Science Imperial College Mathematics Brunel University Multimedia Technology and Design Brunel University Sport Science Imperial College Physics King's College Pharmacy London School of Pharmacy Pharmacy University of Manchester Medicine Westminster University History Kingston University Business Information Technology Royal Holloway Psychology University of Birmingham English Literature and History Science and Engineering Queen Mary's Foundation Programme (Physics 4 Year) Medway School of Pharmacy Pharmacy Westminster University Business Management (Marketing) Swansea University Materials Science and Engineering Birmingham City University Psychology City University Psychology Birmingham City University English and Creative Writing Coventry University Law London South Bank University Bioscience University of Warwick Mathematics and Statistics Westminster University Psychology Kingston University Human Resource Management


DESTINATIONS OF YEAR 13 STUDENTS 2010 SURNAME PATEL PATEL PATEL PATEL PATEL PATEL PERCIVAL PEREZ DIAZ QADEER QAZI RAICHURA RAIT RAJA RATNAM RIAZ ROOPRAI RUPRA SAGAR SAIAM

FIRST NAME Khushali Krunal Nehal Pritesh Puja Ronak Frances Kayleigh Sahifah Sarah Neil Asha Babar Nicola Farheen Rajni Priya Raveen Bellal

SANDHU

Gurdeep

SANDHU SHAH SHAH SHAH SHAH SHAH SHAH SHAH SHAHIEN SHARMA

Navpreet Anupa Meera Mohsin Nirav Rakhi Sonia Vikesh Marwa Anitta

SHARMA

Esha

SHARMA

Neha

SHARMA

Sanjay

SINGH

Sundeep

SISODIA

Chirag

SUMAR SUTHERLAND THAYALARATNAM TOOR TSIM UBHI

Sadiq Victor Praveena Simranpreet Kimberley Bhajan

INSTITUTION Kingston College Portsmouth University UCL Imperial College West Thames College Coventry University Kingston University Kingston University SOAS Imperial College School of Pharmacy Nottingham Trent University University of Nottingham University of Hertfordshire City University Brunel University City University University of York Kingston University

COURSE Art Foundation Course Pharmacology Chemistry with Mathematics Chemistry Art Foundation Course Mathematics Sports Analysis and Coaching Psychology History Biochemistry Pharmacy Media (with specialist pathways) Industrial Economics Business Optometry Finance and Accounting Opthalmic Dispensing History/Philosophy Foundations of Engineering Mathematics with Management King's College and Finance Portsmouth University Geology University of Bristol Medicine University of Birmingham Dentistry King's College Medicine University of Leicester Chemistry Roehampton University Psychology and Councilling Aston University Mathematics with Economics Loughborough University Computer Science Roehampton University English Literature City University Optometry English Literature with Creative Kingston University Writing University of Reading Pharmacy Mechanical Engineering Birmingham City University Foundation Year Science and Engineering Queen Mary's Foundation Programme (Chemistry 4 Year) Automotive Engineering University of Hertfordshire (extended) University of Nottingham Physics and Philosophy Coventry University Computer Science Nottingham Trent University Psychology Portsmouth University Pharmacy City University Actuarial Science University of DeMontfort Audiology

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DESTINATIONS OF YEAR 13 STUDENTS 2010

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SURNAME UBHI VEGAD

FIRST NAME Tejinder Chirag

INSTITUTION Brunel University King's College

VIRDEE

Amandeep

UCL

VYAS

Bhavik

Myerscough College

WALSH WEST WONG YADAV

Imogen Lauren Ka Wai Rahul

University of York Brunel University Kingston College University of DeMontfort

COURSE Physiotherapy Pharmacy Mathematics with Statistical Science Motorsport Management and Logistics History Psychology Art Foundation Course Architecture

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