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A Level Prospectus September 2013 Entry

We can help you to achieve your ambitions whatever they may be.


In September 2013, Hugh Baird College will be opening a brand new building. It will provide state of the art teaching and learning facilities for our students and will be located close to the current campus. With some areas open to the public, such as a cafe, the new development will be a vibrant part of the community.

For more information or to arrange a visit‌ email: enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk call: 0151 353 4444 or visit: www.hughbaird.ac.uk

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Principal’s Welcome

Principal’s Welcome Hello, and welcome to Hugh Baird College’s A Level Prospectus. Hugh Baird is an exciting, vibrant and successful FE College. We challenge our students throughout their time at the College to reach their potential and achieve their goals. Our enrichment programmes enable students to try new experiences, develop interests and meet new people. Essentially while we have high expectations of our students we also want everyone to enjoy themselves. Students tell us that they like our safe and secure campus, and the friendly, multicultural atmosphere. It’s an adult atmosphere, where people treat each other with respect. You’ll see from our prospectus that we have a varied range of courses. So if you’re looking to improve your future prospects or progress to Higher Education, we’re here to help you succeed. Our team of teaching staff, learner support specialists and advisers will support you all the way. Whether it’s academic, financial, personal or tutorial support you need, our experts are on hand. I hope you find the course you’re looking for and I look forward to welcoming you to Hugh Baird College.

Yana Williams Principal, Hugh Baird College

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Getting in touch...

Principal’s Welcome Open events Director’s Welcome Why Hugh Baird College? What can I study at Hugh Baird College? Real life working environments The Hugh Baird College life We can help you Higher Education at Hugh Baird College

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Courses Accounting Art & Design Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computing Dance Drama & Theatre Studies Economics English Literature & Language English Language English Literature Enterprise, Employability & Personal Finance Environmental Studies Extended Project Qualification Film Studies Further Mathematics Geography Government & Politics Health & Social Care History Information & Communication Technology Law Mathematics Media Studies Performance Studies Physical Education Physics Psychology Religious Studies Sociology

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How to apply Application form Campus map Getting to Hugh Baird College

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Visit Us: Come along and see the College at one of our Open Events. Check the website for College events where you can see our students showcasing their skills. Discuss courses and options with tutors and chat to our current students. Open Events will take place on • 18th October 2012 Open Evening and HE Event • 14th March 2013 Open Evening • 26th June 2013 Open Day Try Us: We can organise a personal visit for you, or a group from your school, where you can try out different courses. You can spend a few hours or a day at the College where you can have a hands on session in your chosen subjects, meet tutors and existing students, and tour the College. To find out more about arranging a visit, email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk, or call 0151 353 4444. Come Meet Us: We attend local careers conventions and school careers events – so look out for us.


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Director’s Welcome

Director’s Welcome Hello and welcome to the Sixth Form at Hugh Baird College. We provide a friendly and supportive environment which will enable you to achieve your full potential. You have the opportunity to select from over 30 A level subjects with specific support in place to meet individual needs. You will benefit from our highly qualified specialist staff who will challenge you further in your studies. Our excellent teaching will enhance your knowledge and encourage the development of relevant skills for Higher Education and employment. We will support your development with advice and guidance relating to your studies and future aspirations. This also includes careers advice, support with university applications and financial advice. We also believe that appropriate enrichment activities are crucial to support your overall experience as a student. You will have access to a wide range of activities including sport, visits, debates and enterprise. I look forward to meeting you at Hugh Baird College where each student is valued and provided with a unique opportunity to flourish.

Yaseen Akhtar Director of Curriculum – Sixth Form

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Why Hugh Baird College?

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Why should you join more than 7,000 students at Hugh Baird College? • We have been top of the Government League Tables for Further Education Colleges in Merseyside since 2008*. • Over 94% of our students would recommend Hugh Baird College. • You can choose from over 30 A Level courses in a wide variety of subjects. • We achieved the top rating for our Higher Education courses in 2011 (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education). • Our sixth form is outstanding, with success rates 13% above the national average. • We make a real difference to our students; we are in the top 5% nationally for developing our students**. • Ofsted say we are outstanding in many areas, with highly motivated and enthusiastic teachers. *Government league tables (based on point score per examination entry) ** Contextualised value added score

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Students say... “Anyone thinking of coming to Hugh Baird should do it. It’s one of the best experiences you’ll ever have and you’ll gain loads of valuable skills for the future.”


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What can I study at Hugh Baird College?

Understanding your Qualifications Level

What qualification will I get?

Who should join this course?

Entry

Entry Level qualifications

People with no formal qualifications

GCSE grades D-G NVQ Level 1 Introductory Diploma

People with few or no formal qualifications.

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GCSE grades A*-C NVQ Level 2 First Diploma Apprenticeship

People with fewer than five GCSEs at grades A*-C, or an equivalent Level 1 qualification.

People with four or five GCSEs at grades A*-C, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification.

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AS/A Levels* NVQ Level 3 National Diploma Apprenticeship Extended Diploma Advanced Diploma

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Degree and Foundation Degree HND HNC NVQ Level 4

People who have successfully completed a Level 3 qualification or the Access to Higher Education course.

*For AS/A Levels – a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C. Some courses require specific qualifications. Please see course information.

For more information on our full range of courses, please see our website www.hughbaird.ac.uk or call 0151 353 4444.

Students say... “I came to Hugh Baird with no qualifications and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with my future. I then worked my way up from completing a First Diploma to progress onto the BTEC National Diploma and now I will be able to progress to university to achieve a career I want.”

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Real life working environments

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While studying at Hugh Baird you can take advantage of the College’s real life working environments. Our hairdressing and beauty salons, restaurant and florist provide an excellent service for students and the public.

Hair and Beauty Images Hair and Beauty Our hairdressing and beauty salons provide a range of professional treatments, from a simple trim to a full spa treatment, all at brilliant prices. Tel: 0151 353 4416 Email: images@hughbaird.ac.uk

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Catering Richlance Restaurant The College’s catering students look forward to welcoming you to the Richlance, where delicious hot and cold meals, as well as snacks and coffee will be prepared to the highest standard. Tel: 0151 353 4518 Email: richlance@hughbaird.ac.uk

Floristry Secret Garden The exquisite work of our floristry students is bound to impress. Our students produce beautiful bouquets and displays, but will also make bespoke arrangements for weddings, funerals and special events. Tel: 0151 353 4496 Email: secret.garden@hughbaird.ac.uk

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The Hugh Baird College life

You can enjoy a range of facilities as a student at Hugh Baird College.

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Sports Hall

Providing the focal point for many of the sports and leisure courses, the Sports Hall is also used for College events, including fairs, awards ceremonies and displays.

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Integrated Learning Suite

The ILS provides staff and students with a high tech learning area, which is equipped with the latest software and hardware.

Media and Art Studios

Our refurbished studios have the latest equipment which will give you the opportunity to work with industry standard equipment, ranging from music mixing to retail display areas.


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Science Laboratories

Housed in the purpose built Pembroke Centre, our fully equipped chemistry, physics and biology laboratories will support you in your practical studies.

Higher Education Study Area A new dedicated area for teaching, seminars and private study.

Refectories

The College has newly refurbished refectories and cafes in each of its main buildings, providing cost effective refreshments and meals. With comfortable seating and internet cafe areas, the refectories are great places to relax with friends.

Student Council and Student Governors

Libraries and Learning Resources

The College has three Library and Learning Centres, which have books, trade magazines, DVDs and electronic resources to help you with your course. With dedicated study areas, complete with computers, you can do coursework, research and assignments in a peaceful environment.

We value the opinions of our students and we encourage you to get involved in improving the College by providing feedback. Students are involved in many cross College committees, along with staff, such as the Equality & Diversity Committee. Two Student Governors are voted in each year by current students and represent students’ views on the main decision making Governing Body. 11


We can help you

We can help you The Student Advice Team is based on the ground floor of the Balliol building. The team can provide information on many areas such as: • Course information • Transport information and Application forms • Benefit information • Help with costs which are course related • Prospectus and Course Guide • Student letters and certificates to confirm status at College for the benefit agencies Please note: any financial support is offered subject to funding availability

Student Finance

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Retention and Progression Team

The Retention and Progression Co-ordinators work to support and help you whilst you are at College. The Co-ordinators are available to talk to you about any problems or worries that are affecting your studies whilst you are in or outside of College. If you’re not sure about which course to choose, the team can advise you about career ideas and options; once you’re at College, they can help you with job searches, writing CVs and applications to university and higher education.

The Student Finance Section can provide you with information and advice on applying for any of the following: • 16 to 18 Bursary Fund • Free unrestricted term-time travel pass for those living more than 1 mile away from the College • Free kit and equipment • Access to a student breakfast (free of charge) • Subsidised meal to the value of £2.50 per day of attendance (max of 2 days per week) • Access to the College stationery grant • Access to the College visit and trip grant • Completion bonus of up to £50 • 16 – 19 Care to Learn for childcare costs 12


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Work Experience

Work experience will help you to prepare for a long and successful working life. It also enables you to experience different types of work first hand from which you will be best placed to make an informed decision about your future.

Health and Wellbeing

The College Health and Wellbeing Services are delivered by a number of external agencies who work in partnership with the College Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator. They provide you with access to a drop-in service and educational programme covering: • Volunteering opportunities • Anti-bullying • Sexual health and wellbeing • C – Card registration and condom pickup • Substance misuse • Youth services • Smoking cessation • Mental wellbeing • Healthy lifestyle choices

Chaplaincy

Our Chaplain provides friendship, support, encouragement and guidance to all staff and students. Our dedicated quiet room is a place where you can take some time to relax and reflect.

Students say... “My tutor introduced me to the College Chaplain whilst I was here. She was brilliant and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

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Counselling

The College has a well established Counselling Service to help you to overcome any problems you may be dealing with in College and in your personal life. The service gives you the opportunity to speak to an experienced counsellor and explore, in confidence, any problems you may have.

Safeguarding You

At Hugh Baird College we have policies and procedures in place to ensure your safety and wellbeing. We have four Safeguarding Officers you can contact should you wish to speak to someone. The names and contact details of the Safeguarding Officers are available on our website at www.hughbaird.ac.uk.

Equal Opportunities

We will make sure that you are able to study in a safe, pleasant and motivating environment which will enable you to reach your full potential. We will treat you with respect and value you as an individual and we will support you when things don’t go right for you. We expect you to value and respect others in the same way. We hold a range of events throughout the year which celebrate and promote equality and diversity, of our students, and the wider community. 14


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Disability Support

All students are welcome at Hugh Baird College, regardless of any learning difficulty and/or physical disability. We want to help all students to be successful on their chosen courses and every effort is made to meet individual support needs.

Learner Support

We offer an innovative programme, individually tailored to help all students to achieve their full potential. The Additional Support Team is available to you if you have a learning difficulty, a sensory impairment, physical disability, are dyslexic, or if English is not your first language.

Personal Tutor

You will have a Personal Tutor throughout your time at College, who will offer support with your studies.

Students say... “I think the support services at Hugh Baird do a very good job. Having visited the Counsellor myself and received additional support, I found them a great help – easygoing, helpful and approachable.”

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Higher Education

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Higher Education at Hugh Baird College You don’t need to go to university to get a degree. From Foundation Degrees to HNDs, you can study at a higher level here at Hugh Baird College. You can choose from a range of subject areas and our courses are approved by the University of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill University, Edexcel or AAT, allowing you to achieve a Higher Education qualification on your doorstep. Please pick up a copy of our Higher Education Prospectus for more information.

Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC and HND) These qualifications focus on work related achievements and are developed in conjunction with the relevant industries.

You can choose to study for these qualifications on a full-time or part-time basis, and at HNC or HND levels. • Art & Design HNC/D

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Foundation Degrees

These courses offer an academic qualification, as well as the opportunity to develop your practical skills. Each lasting two years, our Foundation Degrees will provide the basis of your full Honours Degree. Choose from: • Art and Design NEW* • Business and Management • Children, Young People and their Services • Health and Social Care • Information Technology (Multimedia) • Media Production NEW* • Performing Arts NEW* • Photography and Digital Imaging NEW* • Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design *This course will run subject to validation

Students say... “Anyone thinking of coming to Hugh Baird should do it. It’s one of the best experiences you’ll ever have and you’ll gain loads of valuable skills for the future.”


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Higher Education

BA (Hons)

• Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design BA (Hons) Top-up

Other Qualifications

• AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accountancy This part-time course provides you with the final level of study for the AAT Accounting qualification. It combines personal study with college classes.

Teaching Qualifications

• Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) • Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) • Certificate in Education (PGCE) This course will provide you with a qualification for teaching in the Lifelong Learning sector. It is open to all new in service teachers, trainers and tutors, and will include practical teaching practice combined with college-based learning.

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Why choose Higher Education at Hugh Baird College? • 95% of students say that being at Hugh Baird College has made them more confident to take the next step in their lives • We achieved the top rating for our Higher Education courses in 2011 (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) • We are investing in the most modern purpose built Higher Education centre in Merseyside with the latest facilities and resources • Over 94% of our UCLan students achieved their qualification • 94% of students would recommend Hugh Baird College

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Accounting

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Accounting AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis You will be expected to complete regular homework and attend additional classes for revision. Where will it lead? You could study Accountancy at university. This qualification will be relevant if you wish to study other subjects at university, such as Finance, Business Studies, Management or Economics. You could study accountancy at preprofessional and professional level with organisations such as AAT, ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA and CIPFA. You could also gain employment in a business environment. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year) 18


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This course provides you with an understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin accounting theory and practice. It will introduce you to the processes involved in recording and presenting financial transactions.

Accounting

Liu Qing Chen Before Hugh Baird: King’s Grove High School Course: A Levels in Accounting, Mathematics and Business Studies

You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Purpose of accounting, accounting records and their verification, preparation of income statements and balance sheets • Types of business organisations, accounting concepts, ratio analysis, assessment of business performance, introduction to budgeting, impact of ICT in accounting A2 Level: • Sources of finance, incomplete records, partnership accounts, published accounts, accounting standards and stock valuation • Manufacturing accounts, marginal, absorption and activity based costing, standard costing and variance analysis, investment appraisal, budgeting and social accounting

I came to Hugh Baird because they have A Level Accounting and are the best FE College in Merseyside. What I like about the course is that the teachers are friendly and helpful. They will help you when you need it and always try their best to support you. Whilst on this course, I’ve been a Student Ambassador and a member of the Student Council. I think anyone thinking of coming to Hugh Baird should come and see the college so you find out what it’s like.

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Art & Design

Art & Design AS/A2 Level

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • Art & Design at grade B and a portfolio of work which you will present at interview Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment in the art and design industry. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year) scan me with your smartphone

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Michaela Jane Jones Before Hugh Baird: Gateacre Comprehensive School Course: A Levels in Media, Art and Sociology

I love doing art as it is so relaxing up in the art rooms here and the tutors are helpful. I have already been accepted onto the Pre-degree Foundation Studies in Art. The advice I’d give to anyone who was thinking of coming to Hugh Baird College is that it’s a friendly place.

This course will allow you to pursue, extend and develop your study of art and design to a greater depth. The course is flexible and allows you to develop your personal ideas. It includes subject related history and theory, and will give you a sound and comprehensive grounding for further study at higher education institutions, including Hugh Baird College. You will be assessed by an end of term examination, which includes a five hour controlled test (AS Levels) or fifteen hour controlled test (A2 Level). This will be supported by your course work folder and a personal study.

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Biology

Biology AS/A2 Level

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • BB in Core Science and Additional Science, or B in single award Biology Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Biology

This course will provide you with an understanding of biological principles and will help you to develop a scientific approach to problem solving. You will undertake coursework which is an essential component of the course and is based on planning, implementing, analysing and evaluating a practical investigation. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Biology and disease • The variety of living organisms • Investigative and practical skills A2 Level: • Populations and environment • Control in cells and organisms • Investigative and practical skills • How science works • Guidance on centre assessment • Mathematical requirements

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Business Studies

Business Studies AS/A2 Level

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Jonathan Orme Before Hugh Baird: Kirkby Sports College Course: A Levels in Accountancy, Business and ICT

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • A strong interest in the world of business and current affairs Where will it lead? This course is recognised by all higher education institutions and provides a good grounding for degrees in business related subjects.

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This course introduces you to the challenges and issues of starting a business, including financial planning. It will focus on how established businesses could improve their performance. You will consider strategies for larger businesses and how managers might measure the performance of their business. You will also consider the effect that external factors can have on businesses and how to plan for, and manage change, including leadership style and changing business culture. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: Planning and financing a business: • Starting a business – challenges and issues • Financial planning – essential financial concepts including calculating costs, revenues, profits; using a break even analysis and cash flow forecasting Managing a business: • Finance – budgets, improving cash flow and profits • People in business – organisational structures, recruitment, training and motivation • Operations management – operational decisions, quality, customer service, suppliers, technology • Marketing and competition – designing and using an effective marketing mix, market conditions and competitiveness

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A2 Level: Strategies for success: • Functional objectives and strategies – examining their appropriateness in the context of corporate objectives • Financial strategies and accounts – making investment decisions, financial performance • Marketing strategies – analysing markets, selecting successful marketing strategies, developing marketing plans • Operations strategies – operational issues, location, innovation, improving operational efficiency • Human resource strategies – workforce planning, adapting organisational structures, successful employee relations The business environment and change: • Corporate aims and objectives – purpose and nature of corporate strategies, stakeholder perspectives • Assessing change in the business environment – the effects of changes in the economic, social, ethical and technological environment and responses of organisations • Managing change – planning for change, leadership and corporate culture, making strategic decisions, decision making

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Chemistry

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Chemistry AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • BB in Core Science and Additional Science, or B in single award Chemistry Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Chemistry

This course will encourage you to analyse facts, draw conclusions and make scientific predictions. You will spend a significant amount of time in our modern, well equipped laboratories. Your practical work will contribute towards your final mark. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Foundation Chemistry – the fundamental principles that form the basis of Chemistry • Chemistry in action – the principles which underpin chemistry and the application of these principles A2 Level: • Kinetics, equilibria and organic chemistry • Energetics, redox and inorganic chemistry

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Computing

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English. GCSE Maths required at grade B • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Computing AS/A2 Level

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Where will it lead? A Level Computing can lead to careers in Software Development, Website Design, Networking and Games Development. A Level courses such as Maths, Further Maths, ICT and Physics are a good combination to take with Computing. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)


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The course will develop independent and critical thinking skills, with the key aim of developing computational thinking. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise - learning programming languages • Computer Components, the Stored Program Concept and the Internet - computer architecture - how computer components interact - software and programming languages - consequences of computer systems including the legal and ethical issues - economic and social implications

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A2 Level: • Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking and programming paradigms - Object Oriented Programming - advanced programming techniques including recursion, and abstract dynamic structures e.g. queues, trees and stacks - operating systems and the important concept of relational database design and development - networking methodologies and devices • The Computing Practical Project - the Project allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the systems development life cycle, including analysis, design, construction, implementation, testing and evaluation of a substantial computer-based task

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Dance

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Dance AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • An interest in the arts and performance is essential Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment in performing, choreographing, dance therapy, journalism or teaching. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year) scan me with your smartphone

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Dance

This course provides you with the opportunity to gain experience of performance and choreography and to engage in critical thinking about dance. The course promotes a healthy lifestyle through an awareness of the importance of exercise and training. Through the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of dances you will gain an appreciation and understanding of their historical and cultural context. You will take your first steps in developing your own creativity as a dancer and choreographer. AS Level: • Understanding dance • Choreography and performance - You will learn from studying professional dancers to understand how dance can portray human emotions and stories, emulate meaning and expression - Your coursework will include physical, interpretative and performance skills

A2 Level: • Dance appreciation - You will study a dance genre (ballet, modern dance or jazz). There will be a set piece to study, chosen from three professional dance pieces • Group choreography and solo performance - You will develop your choreography skills even further, creating a dance piece for others to perform - You will choreograph your very own performance in the style of one of the three genres

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Drama & Theatre

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • An interest in the arts and performance is essential Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment in a wide range of careers. This course will complement subjects such as Dance, Music, Art and Design, English Literature and Media Studies.

Drama & Theatre Studies AS/A2 Level

It can also lead to a variety of careers such as: arts/theatre administration, arts journalism, director, playwright, actor, designer, stage management, theatre management, theatrical agent, technician, broadcast/media presenter, university lecturer, school teacher or drama therapist. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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The course will develop your confidence; promote team-building and communication skills. It is designed for students who enjoy reading plays and watching or participating in drama (as performers, directors or designers) and who want to develop their skills in one or more of these areas. You will be able to develop your understanding of a range of practical drama elements including acting, directing, costume, set and technical design. AS Level: • Live Theatre Production Seen and Prescribed Play In this module you will: - study one set play in and examine its performance potential - visit the theatre and watch live productions of a variety of plays • Presentation of an Extract from a Play In this module you will: - work as part of a team to interpret and present an extract from a play of your choice. This will also complete

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a study of a theatre company, director or practitioner

A2 Level: • Further Prescribed Plays including Pre-Twentieth Century: - In this module you will study a further two set plays and identify their performance potential • Presentation of Devised Drama: - In this module you will work in groups to devise and present a piece of original drama in a theatrical style of your choice At both AS and A2, you will be required to show knowledge and understanding of the following: • How performers, designers and directors communicate meaning to an audience • Theatre practice through your own engagement as both a participant and informed audience member • The appropriate vocabulary and specialist terminology for the subject

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Economics

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Economics AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English. GCSE Maths required at grade B • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • A strong interest in the world of business and current affairs • GCSE grade B in Maths

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Where will it lead? This course is recognised by all higher education institutions and gives you a good grounding for degrees in business and economic related subjects. Economics is a versatile subject that can help you in a number of careers, such as banking, accounts, financial services and business. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Economics

This course will focus on the fundamental forces which affect our lives such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty. Economists are often engaged in healthy debate over these issues. It is this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting, providing you with the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinions. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Markets and market failure • The national economy A2 Level: • Business economics and the distribution of income • The national and international economy

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English Literature & Language

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English Literature & Language AS/A2 Level What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths. GCSE English Language required at grade B • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • An interest in reading a variety of media and literary texts is essential Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education or gain employment in relevant fields. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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English Literature & Language

This course will focus on the analysis of literature and understanding of language. You will look at ways in which different writers have approached similar subjects and the ways in which language and style are affected by time and contextual variation. At A2 Level you will progress to apply your knowledge, understanding and insights gained from your studies to transform an original work into a different genre. You will learn to use appropriate terminology when analysing texts. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Introduction to language and literature (exam) • The changing language of literature (coursework in two parts) A2 Level: • Talk in life and literature (exam) • Text transformation (coursework in two parts)

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English Language

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English Language AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths. GCSE English Language required at grade B • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • An interest in reading a variety of media and literary texts is essential Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education or gain employment in relevant fields. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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English Language

This course will develop your interest in and appreciation of English, through learning about its structures, functions, developments and variations. It will develop your ability to express yourself, communicate and produce texts for different audiences, purposes and in different genres. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Categorising Texts Assessment: Written Examination Introduction to the study of language, focussing on three specific social contexts: Language and Power, Language and Gender, and Language and Technologies. You will explore the ways in which varieties of data can be grouped and discover how spoken and written texts reproduce ideas about cultural values and assumptions. • Creating Texts Assessment: Coursework You will research, plan and produce writing in different genres and for different audiences and purposes. The aim of this coursework unit is to give you the opportunity to develop and reflect upon your own writing expertise. A2 Level: • Developing Language Assessment: Written Examination You will focus on two new areas of language study: Child Language Acquisition and Language Change. You will study the nature and functions of language acquisition and social development of children from 0 – 11 years. You will also study the historical and contemporary changes in the English Language from Late Modern English (1700+) to the present day, alongside explanations of their causes and impact. • Investigating Language Assessment: Coursework You will produce two pieces of coursework: a language investigation and an informative media text. The aim of this coursework unit is to develop your ability to explore and analyse language data through a variety of methods.

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English Literature

English Literature AS/A2 Level

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths. GCSE English Language required at grade B • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • An interest in reading is essential Where will it lead? You could continue to study English Literature, arts, humanities and social sciences at university. The communication and analytical aspects of the course also equip students with transferable skills that are recognised within a range of employment areas. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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English Literature

You will explore how stories are told and examine how narrative works in texts, with an introduction to the study of genre through the analysis of drama. You will broaden your understanding of genre and categorisation; extend independent reading and awareness of critical methods and readings. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Aspects of Narrative Assessment: Written Examination You will study four key texts, including two novels (at least one post 1990) and two poetry texts (1800-1945).

A2 Level: • Texts and Genres Assessment: Written Examination

You will explore the central position of narrative, with particular focus on how narratives are constructed by authors and the different ways in which they can be responded to by readers.

You will study a minimum of three texts. You can choose one topic from the following: Elements of the Gothic, or Elements of the Pastoral.

• Dramatic Genres Assessment: Portfolio – two pieces of written coursework, 1200-1500 words each. You will study two texts and at least two plays (one by Shakespeare) within the dramatic genre of Comedy.

• Further and Independent Reading Assessment: Portfolio – two pieces of written coursework (including a comparative study of two texts and you must make reference to a range of political ideologies), 1500-2000 words each. You will study a minimum of three texts including one pre-released anthology of critical material.

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Enterprise, Employability & Personal Finance

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Enterprise, Employability & Personal Finance AS Level What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • An interest in business studies and current affairs is essential Where will it lead? This course complements AS/ A2 Business Studies and is recognised by all higher education institutions. It provides a strong grounding for degrees in business studies or if you have aspirations to start your own business. How long does it last? One year as part of an A2 Level programme. scan me with your smartphone

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Enterprise, Employability & Personal Finance

This qualification is assessed through a written exam paper (60%) and the completion of an enterprise project (40%). The topics you will cover include: • The concept of employability • Effective applications for courses/jobs • Recruitment methods and processes • Company structure and responsibilities • Role of trade unions and employer organisations • Managing personal finance • Budgeting and financial planning • Choosing a place to live • Dealing with financial challenges • Interpreting financial documents • Protecting personal financial security • The enterprise process This is a new AS subject and gives you the opportunity to learn employability skills by completing an enterprise project. It will enable you to: • Acquire and develop a range of valuable transferable skills such as communication, team work and problem solving that will prepare you for employability, further or higher education • Demonstrate and develop the skills that businesses, universities and colleges desire, by completing an enterprise project • Develop an understanding of what it takes to be entrepreneurial • Develop and apply your literacy and numeracy skills in real life contexts • Practise independent living, self management and research skills

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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies AS/A2 Level

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Where will it lead? This course provides suitable progression to degree courses or careers in areas such as the Environment, Geography, Biological Sciences, Conservation, Countryside Management, Geology, Geosciences and Sustainability. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Environmental Studies

You will gain a deep and well informed insight into the environment and the scientific processes that control and affect it. You will develop an understanding of how different events and cycles interrelate and influence environmental events. You will also learn about the effects humans have on the environment and the strategies that can be used to minimise the problems they cause. A range of environmental topics will be covered including: wildlife conservation, pollution, global climate change and sustainability. You will carry out investigative activities both in the laboratory and out in the natural environment. You will be expected to attend a residential visit to a study centre. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • The Living Environment – gives an insight into the biodiversity of life on Planet Earth, the conservation of life, coral reefs, Antarctica and tropical rainforests • The Physical Environment – you will explore physical resources, atmospheric gases, water and mineral nutrients which are essential for life on Earth A2 Level: • Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution – you will learn about future problems relating to energy supplies and ways to resolve issues by using alternative energy resources • Biological Resources and Sustainability – you will study the sustainability of human lifestyles, factors controlling human population growth, as well as the demands placed upon the planet’s resources and life-support systems

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Extended Project Qualification

Extended Project Qualification

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Where will it lead? The EPQ specification prepares you for university study. It develops and provides evidence of the skills universities are looking for including: • Experience of in-depth study in specialised topics • Confidence to work independently and creatively • Practice in essay writing and independent research How long does it last? One year as part of an A2 Level programme.

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Extended Project Qualification

You will be required to complete a self-directed project and you will be responsible for choosing and designing an individual project (or an individual role in a group project). It can also be used it to earn extra UCAS points. This course will encourage you to: • Become more critical, reflective and an independent learner • Develop and apply decision making and problem solving skills • Increase your planning, research, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills • Learn to apply new technologies confidently • Demonstrate creativity, initiative and enterprise • Produce a research report – this could take the form of an academic essay, a report of an investigation, exploration of a hypothesis, or academic report

Reports should be long enough to explore the relevant issues and use appropriate terminology, style and form of writing. Each one is likely to contain: • References to a range of information sources • Historical literature or some other background research • Details of the design, knowledge, understanding and skills used • A conclusion, including an evaluation of the outcomes of the Project 47


Film Studies

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • An interest in film, film literature and the film industry is essential

Film Studies AS/A2 Level

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Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment in areas including film production, distribution, exhibition, editing, lighting, research, journalism and presenting. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)


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Film Studies

This course is designed to develop your interest, appreciation and knowledge of film, specifically through studying the film and the film’s producers and audiences. It is also designed to provide students with a foundation in the analysis of film and to introduce them to creative and production skills. At A2 Level, the specification provides students with more sophisticated analytical and critical approaches for understanding how films construct meaning and provoke diverse responses. AS Level core modules: • Exploring Film Form – construction of meaning and emotion in film, as well as mise-en-scene, performance, cinematography editing and sound. You will also create a film sequence or a complete short film that demonstrates how the micro features of film construct meaning • British and American Film – focuses on two key aspects of Film Studies: 1. Producers and audiences and the relationship between them 2. The role of macro features of film (narrative and genre) in constructing meanings

A2 Level core modules: • Film Research and Creative Projects – production of meaning You will be required to complete: - A small-scale research project designed to develop research skills - A creative project that engages with issues raised during studies at AS and/or A2 • Varieties of Film Experience – Issues and Debates. This unit focuses on: - Studying complex films from different contexts, extending knowledge of the diversity of film and its effects - Exploring spectatorship issues in relation to a particular type of film - Applying key concepts and critical approaches gained throughout the course to explore one film in a synoptic manner

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Further Mathematics

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Further Mathematics AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English. GCSE Maths required at grade B • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • AS Further Mathematics must be studied alongside AS Mathematics Where will it lead? The study of further mathematics provides invaluable support for the future study of mathematics, economics and the sciences at higher education. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Further Mathematics

You will study new areas of mathematics such as statistics, matrices, complex numbers and error analysis and their applications. Much of this content supports and enriches the study of AS Mathematics. You will study modules in the following areas: AS Level: • Further Pure Mathematics: matrices, complex numbers and number series. • Numerical Methods: approaches to problem solving, numerical methods and calculating margins of error. • Statistics: probability, data representation and testing a hypothesis A2 Level: • Further Pure Mathematics: advanced matrices, complex numbers and number series. • Decision Mathematics: algorithms, logic systems and how they apply to basic computer systems 51


Geography

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Geography AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • A strong interest in Geography Where will it lead? This course is recognised by all higher education institutions and gives you a good grounding for degrees in a wide range of subjects. Geography combines well with both the humanities and science subjects and is relevant in a wide range of careers, including: Environmental management, environmental planning, engineering, geology, tourism and teaching. scan me with your smartphone

How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Geography

This course is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of selected physical, human and environmental processes that underpin key geographical concepts. Both AS and A2 levels aim to develop geographical skills and techniques by using a range of map work, photo analysis, statistics and geographical information systems (GIS). At both levels field work and independent research will support learning and form part of the final assessments. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: Mandatory modules • Physical Geography – explores rivers, floods, river discharge, erosion, landforms, the causes and effects of flooding and flood management • Human Geography – Population change, structure, demographic transition, population indicators, social and economical implications of population change

Optional units • Cold Environments – explores glaciation, their global distribution, the glacial budget, ice systems, movement and glacial processes • Health – explores global patterns of health, morbidity and mortality, alongside contrasting health care approaches in countries at different stages of development A2 Level: • Physical Geography – explores plate tectonics and associated hazards, plate movement, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, weather and climate • Human Geography – explores World Cities, global patterns, economic development, contemporary urbanisation, urban regeneration, sustainability and decline • Contemporary Geography – explores the relationship between human populations to each other over space and time, alongside their relationship with the physical environment at a variety of scales from local to global 53


Government & Politics

Government & Politics AS/A2 Level

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • Prior study of politics or similar subjects such as history and citizenship at GCSE would provide a helpful introduction Where will it lead? This course is recognised by all higher education institutions and gives you a good grounding for degrees in a wide range of subjects, including the arts, humanities and social sciences. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Government & Politics

This course is designed to encourage independent and critical thinking, encouraging you to recognise the relationships between different types of government and other political systems. The key aim is to provide a broad understanding of UK government including local and European aspects. You will also explore the US government system and political concepts. You will study a range of modules including: • Contemporary Politics of the UK – explores the structure of political parties, party systems and pressure groups in the UK, as well as electoral systems, parliamentary elections and voting behaviour • Contemporary Government of the UK – explores the composition, role and power of the legislative and executive branches of government in the UK and European Union, the judiciary system, and the constitutional rights of the individual • US Government and Politics

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Health & Social Care

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Health & Social Care AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education in related courses. You can also seek relevant employment in the health service. scan me with your smartphone

How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Health & Social Care

This course is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of current issues in Health and Social Care. It covers areas such as care values, service provision, human behaviour and development, providing you with an underpinning knowledge and different perspectives on contemporary issues. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Effective care and communication Assessment: portfolio evidence (coursework) Explores the importance of effective communication, care settings and the factors that affect the quality of care settings and communication. • Life as a challenge Assessment: written exam Explores the different challenges faced by people due to physical disability, learning disability, mental illness or challenging social factors. A2 Level: • Practitioner roles Assessment: portfolio evidence (coursework) Examines the different roles within the health, social care, children and young people and community justice sectors. • Learning and development Assessment: written exam Examines the factors that can affect learning and development, as well as theories surrounding human behaviour.

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History

History AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Where will it lead? A Level History develops many transferable skills that are considered highly desirable, not only amongst universities but also amongst many employers. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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History

This course will develop your skills in analysis, synthesis, in depth research and presentation skills. You will study modern British and European political history and study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Dictatorship and democracy in Germany, 1933 – 1963 • Domestic developments, 1918 – 1951 A2 Level: • Russia and its Rulers, 1855 – 1964 • You will also undertake coursework on The Cold War, 1941 – 1956

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Information & Communication Technology

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Information & Communication Technology AS/A2 Level Lee Wood Before Hugh Baird: Cardinal Heenan Course: A Levels

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

I came to Hugh Baird because I heard it was a good college and it’s highly rated. What I like about the College is the friendly environment and the work ethic. The support services are helpful and effective too. My ambition is to go to university and then become a salesman.

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Where will it lead? You can progress to higher education or careers in IT management, consultancy, marketing, business and web development. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)


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Information & Communication Technology

This course will provide you with the understanding of how technology can solve problems in a variety of ways. You will undertake practical exercises to demonstrate how applications can be tailored to perform useful tasks. You will study a range of modules including: scan me with your smartphone

• Practical problem solving in the digital world: - Practical use of IT, identifying, designing producing, testing, documenting and evaluating solutions - Data entry, storage, output of information, use of software, health and safety legislation • Living in the digital world: - ICT systems – their components, uses, users, safety and security - Data and information – data transfer, back up and recovery

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Law

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Law AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • A keen interest in law and current affairs Where will it lead? You can progress to higher education or careers in law, banking, accountancy and civil service. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Law

This course will provide you with an introduction to the legal system and substantive law, plus the application of criminal law and civil law. You will study a choice of topics including civil courts, the criminal courts and the judiciary, parliamentary law making and judicial precedent. At A2 Level, you will develop your knowledge of the legal system and substantive law and will choose between criminal or contract law. You will study a range of modules including: • Law making – how our laws are made and by whom • The legal system – the work of the courts and the roles of the people who work there • The concept of liability • Introduction to criminal liability – including non fatal offences, bail, procedures in court and sentencing • Introduction to tort – liability in negligence, procedures in court, awarding damages

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Mathematics

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Mathematics AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English. GCSE Maths required at grade B • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment in areas such as banking, teaching and accounts. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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I chose Hugh Baird because friends and family had attended and it has a good reputation and results. What I like about the course is the independence to prepare us for university, which you don’t get at school or sixth form. I am hoping to go to university when I finish at Hugh Baird and eventually become a teacher. I would highly recommend this college but for anybody doing A Levels make sure you enjoy the subject – it’s more difficult than you think.


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Mathematics

This course will provide you with an introduction to pure mathematics, mechanics and decision mathematics. Pure mathematics will show you the techniques required to manipulate and solve a variety of equations; decision mathematics will allow you to apply algorithms to solve problems, and in mechanics. You will apply some of the mathematical techniques to stationary and moving systems to predict their behaviour. scan me with your smartphone

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Media Studies

Media Studies AS/A2 Level

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • An interest in radio, television, newspapers, internet and film is essential Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment in areas including journalism, marketing, advertising or public relations. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

Kayleigh Roach Before Hugh Baird: St Wilfrid’s High School Course: A Levels in English, Media and ICT

I came to Hugh Baird because it was local and I had heard good comments about it. I have learned loads of interesting things about topics I enjoy and I’ve made great friends. I want to go to JMU to study English and Creative Writing. In the future, I hope to be a magazine editor. Hugh Baird is a great college with friendly teachers and a chance to get into higher education.

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Media Studies

This course will provide you with an introduction to:

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• Introduction to key concepts • Applying key concepts to two media topics • Applying key concepts to a practical production involving a media technology • Opportunity to study two further topics in detail • Using the key concepts to research an independent area of study • Applying key concepts to a comparative study of texts (you will be examined on your understanding of the connections between different areas of the subject)

Mechanics Decision mathematics Pure mathematics Techniques required to manipulate and resolve equations • Apply algorithms to solve problems AS Level core modules: • Investigating Media – investigate the fundamentals of media forms and platforms, as well as marketing and promotion • Creating Media – explore the production process, from researching to producing A2 Level core modules: • Critical Perspectives – examine different ways of explaining and understanding the media and how it works • Research and Production – complete an individual piece of practical work

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Performance Studies

Performance Studies AS/A2 Level

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • An interest in the arts and performance is essential. You will interpret the work of a successful playwright or devise and present your original ideas Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment. This course will complement subjects such as Dance, Music, Art and Design, English Literature and Media Studies.

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It can also lead to a variety of careers such as: arts/theatre administration, arts journalism, director, playwright, actor, designer, stage management, theatre management, theatrical agent, technician, university lecturer, school teacher or drama therapist. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Performance Studies

This course will encourage you to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to the Performing Arts as you expand your imagination, sensitivity and artistic knowledge of dance, drama and music.

• Performance Contexts 1 You will be required to study: - two practitioners, each from a different genre. For each practitioner you will study only one piece of work

You will devise original pieces of work and perform existing repertoire.

A2 Level: • Performance Contexts 2 You will study a number of extracts of works to support your study of one of the following topics: - Post-modern approaches to the Performing Arts since 1960 - Politics and Performance since 1914 - The Twentieth-Century American Musical - Approaches to Performance in the Far East

Through the study of practitioners and genres, you will explore the cultural, social and historical contexts in which the performing arts operate and evaluate your own performance work. You will develop the ability to discuss your practical work using appropriate technical and expressive language. AS Level: • Creating Performance You will be required to complete: - a skills-based workshop in individual art forms (eg dance, drama, music) - a short performance piece in each individual art form - a longer performance piece that combines elements of all three art forms, and has a community focus - a written commentary on the practical work as a whole

• Performance Project You will complete two performance assessments consisting of: - a performance realisation of one of the works from the repertoire you have studied for either Performance Contexts 1 or 2 - a student devised performance

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Physical Education

Physical Education AS/A2 Level

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • GCSE grade B in Physical Education • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Where will it lead? You can continue to study at higher education in sports studies and sports science, as well as more specific degrees in teaching sports therapy, sports psychology and development. This course will equip you with transferable skills that are recognised within a range of employment areas. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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The course is designed to encourage you to explore all aspects of physical education with particular reference to increasing participation in physical activity and exercise. You will also gain a rounded view of the human form in terms of anatomy and physiology. The key aim is to provide a broad understanding of the performer and their surrounding participation environment. AS Level: • An Introduction to Physical Education You will study: - Anatomy and Physiology – human biology and how this relates to sports performance - Acquiring movement skills - Socio-cultural studies you will learn about the place of sport in modern society and explore some of the contemporary issues affecting sports participation • Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in physical education You will: - perform two sports and be assessed on your technical aptitude - evaluate and plan for the improvement of your performance within one of these sports

Physical Education

- explore how we learn and develop movement skills A2 Level: • Principles and concepts across different areas of physical education You will: - compare and contrast physical activity and sport in the UK, America and Australia - explore the exercise physiology and the psychology of elite athletes • Improving effective performance You will be assessed on the evaluation, appreciation and ways to improve performance

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Physics

Physics AS/A2 Level

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English. GCSE Maths required at grade B • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis • BB in Core Science and Additional Science, or B in Single Award Physics Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Physics

This course will provide you with the opportunity to extend your knowledge in mechanics, waves, electricity, properties of matter, nuclear and elementary particle physics. You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Particles, quantum phenomena and electricity • Mechanics, materials and waves • Investigative and practical skills A2 Level: • Fields and further mechanics • Nuclear physics, thermal physics and turning points in physics • Investigative and practical skills

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Psychology

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What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Psychology AS/A2 Level

Where will it lead? You could continue to higher education. Psychology is also a useful qualification for a wide variety of employment areas. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Psychology

This course will provide you with an introduction to aspects of Psychology, theory and research and opportunities to develop your analysis, interpretation and evaluation skills. You will also explore how Psychology has contributed to an understanding of individual, social and cultural diversity and an awareness of the ethical responsibilities of psychological research. You will be assessed by modular tests and homework.

You will study a range of modules including: AS Level: • Social psychology – how people conform and obey • Biological psychology – the body’s response to stress • Psychopathology – explanations for abnormal behaviour • Research methods – studying behaviour • Cognitive psychology – concerning memory • Developmental psychology – attachment and bonding in children A2 Level: • Topics in psychology – three areas of human behaviour will be studied: gender, relationships and aggression • Psychopathology – mental disorders • Psychology in action – application of media psychology • Research methods – studying behaviour

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Religious Studies

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Religious Studies AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Where will it lead? You could progress to higher education or employment. The skills that you learn in Religious Studies will be useful to you in any number of careers including, teaching, youth work, journalism, civil service or government. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year) scan me with your smartphone

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Religious Studies

Ever since humankind started to think, religion has been a fundamental part of our development. As people look into the vastness of space or witness the miracle of birth, they contemplate the meaning of life and their own mortality. In the 21st century, religion still addresses the same eternal human questions about life and death, values and relationships, right and wrong. Religious Studies is an inclusive subject, designed for people of any faith and people who have no faith. At AS Level two modules are studied from a choice of eleven topics, including; ethics, philosophy, religion and art, religion and contemporary society, aspects of Christianity and the world’s religions. At A2 Level you will study religion in greater depth and explore multiple religions, including textual, theological, ethical, phenomenological and philosophical perspectives.

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Sociology

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Sociology AS/A2 Level

What do I need to enrol on this course? In order to qualify for this course, you will need: • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English • Additional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Where will it lead? You could continue to study at higher education, or gain employment in areas such as teaching, social work and research. How long does it last? Two years in total (AS one year; A2 one year)

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Sociology

This course focuses on issues of culture and socialisation and will identify trends in contemporary Britain. You will study various topics focusing on the family, crime and deviance. You will have the opportunity to learn about issues of gender, ethnicity, class and age discrimination, and will also study methods of social investigation. The course will help you to develop analytical and evaluative writing skills. You will be assessed through two written examinations per year. You will study a range of modules including: • Exploring socialisation, culture and identity • Topics in socialisation, culture and identity • Power and control • Exploring social inequality and difference

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How to apply for Hugh Baird College

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How to apply for Hugh Baird College Step 1 Making an application to college Inside this prospectus and on our website, you will find an application form. It is important to find out as much as you can about the courses and the college before making an application. Discuss your ideas at home or with your careers teacher and Connexions advisor. You can also visit the college at one of the open events or we can arrange a separate visit where you can see the college for yourself.

Step 2 Meeting the tutor at the college We will invite you into the college to meet a course tutor. This will give you another opportunity to find out about the course, meet staff and view the facilities. You will be offered a conditional or unconditional place, depending on the course and the entry requirements. For example, a conditional offer is made for an A Level course on the condition that you gain the GCSE grades.

Step 3 Enrol at the college We will invite you to enrol at Hugh Baird College from the end of June throughout the summer. The busiest enrolment period is the end of August when many students have received the results required to meet the conditions of the course. 80


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Application Form

Short Application Form Personal Details Title:

First name:

Last name:

Address for correspondence:

Tel number:

Postcode: Email address: Date of birth:

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Do you have any convictions?

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Age on 31st August: Yes

In the academic year you will start the course.

No

If yes, please provide information about spent convictions. If in doubt, please put all information you may feel is relevant:

If you are applying for a course leading to working with children under 18, vulnerable adults, social services, uniformed services, teacher training or the health service, you should ask for advice at your interview as certain convictions may affect future employment.

Courses Please state the course you wish to study: If you are unsure of the course you wish to study, would you like a guidance interview?

Yes

No

If you are applying for AS, A2 or Access to University courses, please state the subjects you wish to study: 1.

3.

2.

4.

All courses are offered subject to viable student numbers.

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Application Form

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Previous Education

Other Information

Name of last school/college attended/attending:

If you have any learning disabilities and/or learning needs, please specify below. Registered blind/Visually impaired

From:

To:

Date

Date

D/deaf or Hard of Hearing

Qualifications: Important – Please list the qualifications you have already achieved or will be taking at the end of school or college, including predicted grades. Level

Subject

Dyslexic

Grade

Physical disability:

A medical condition which may affect your learning e.g. epilepsy, diabetes, etc.

Learning difficulties:

Other:

Is English your first language? Yes

Attended Hugh Baird College before? If yes, when?

Yes

No

No

Are there any dates/times that are unsuitable for you to attend an interview?

Signature of Applicant:

Course: Last personal tutor: 82

After completing this form please return to: Admissions, Hugh Baird College, Freepost LV7233, Bootle, L20 7EW


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Balliol Centre Art, Design and Media Business Administration Centre Business and Management Catering Computing and ICT Dance Studio Floristry Images Hair and Beauty salons Learner Support Library and Learning Resource Centre Main reception Maths, English and ESOL Music Technology Public Services Refectory Richlance restaurant Secret Garden Florist Shop Skills for Life Sports Student Advice Centre Student Services Theatrical Makeup Travel and Tourism

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Getting to Hugh Baird College

It’s so easy to get to Hugh Baird College Hugh Baird College is in a central location and is easy to get to from all parts of Merseyside by bus, train and car. For more detailed information about services and eligibility for subsidised travel passes contact the Student Advice Centre, telephone: 0151 353 4444 or visit our website: www.hughbaird.ac.uk The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is less than a five minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas. For further information visit: www.merseytravel.gov.uk

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Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. From Southport 47, 48a, 300 From Formby and Southport 47, 48a From Crosby 47, 48a, 53, 53a, 54, 62, 62b From Old Roan and Maghull 55, 55d, 300 From Litherland 52, 52a, 55, 55d From Netherton 52, 52a, 53a, 55, 55d, 58 From Queens Drive 81, 81a From Liverpool City Centre 47, 48a, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 55, 58, 300 For further information visit: www.arrivabus.co.uk Contact the Student Advice Centre to find out about eligibility for travel passes and subsidies, telephone: 0151 353 4444 or e-mail: enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk

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We look forward to seeing you at Hugh Baird College


Hugh Baird College Balliol Road Bootle L20 7EW Tel: 0151 353 4444 Minicom: 0151 353 4617 Email: enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk Web: www.hughbaird.ac.uk

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