A Level Prospectus 2014/15
Welcome from the Principal
Thank you for considering Jersey College for Girls as the place to continue your learning. Let me try and be clear about what our ambition to create the very best educational experience for you actually means by writing a pen portrait of a student leaving JCG at the end of Year 13. â€˜This student will enjoy life to the full, value her friendships and achieve balance in her life. She will have a thirst for knowledge and already possess a broad understanding of the cultural, historical, geographical and scientific events and ideas which have fashioned her island and her world, and an eagerness to discover more. She will be a rigorous and imaginative thinker.
She will have a good range of hobbies and interests, including the Arts and sport, which she wants to pursue. She will leave us with an excellent record of achievement for an academicallydemanding course at university or employment which will lead to a stimulating career. She will have the ambition, motivation and staying power which will equip her to study independently and successfully at either. She will apply for internships, work experience and voluntary work in her holidays. She will have grown as an individual who is happy, well mannered and able to find fulfilment in her service to others. She will be thoughtful, openminded and be able to lead. She will be conscious of the advantages she has
enjoyed and of the opportunities and obligations such advantages should bring. She will want to have a positive impact on her community and the world. She will have happy and lasting memories of her time at College and an admiration for those people who have nurtured and shaped her learning.â€™ All our efforts are dedicated to giving you every chance of being this person.
Carl Howarth Principal
WELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF SIXTH FORM
The sixth form at Jersey College for Girls is a place where students develop both academically and personally. This prospectus contains information regarding the academic courses that we offer and also about the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities available to our sixth form students. The two years students spend in Key Stage 5 are vitally important as their academic achievements will often determine their options for their future in higher education or in the workplace. Students excel at JCG and as a College we achieve excellent external examination results; these, together with the skills and attributes developed by our students during their time at JCG, enable them to progress with confidence to the next stage of their lives. We have an outstanding programme of higher education guidance at JCG and our sixth form students go on to study degrees at the top institutions for their choice of course. We also provide students in the sixth form with excellent careers advice and offer numerous opportunities for students to
gain work experience or to take on roles of leadership and responsibility within the College which provide them with invaluable transferable employability skills and enable them to broaden their horizons.
life of the College. Our Year 12 and 13 students are superb ambassadors for and servants of the College who act as positive role models for younger students; they take part in community service both in the College and in the wider community and we have our own sixth form charity for whom we fundraise. The relationships our students form, both with their teachers and with each other, during their time in the sixth form, establish friendships and values which stand them in good stead for many years to come.
Our staff are extremely supportive of our students and are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects. They actively encourage students to study beyond the curriculum and our sixth form students are regarded as responsible adults who are given greater freedom than students in Key Stages 3 and 4. In return they are expected to manage their time well, study independently and take greater responsibility for their own academic progress. To facilitate this they have their own Sixth Form Centre and Quiet Study Room.
Finally, if you are currently studying at JCG or are elsewhere, I hope that this prospectus gives you a taste of sixth form life at JCG and that you will consider continuing your education post-16 here with us. If you have any questions, please do feel free to contact me.
Life in the sixth form is not just about academic achievement. It is also a time where there are many opportunities for our students to blossom as individuals, have fun and develop a real sense of belonging by contributing to the wider
Miss Lisa Rheumer Head of Sixth Form
WELCOME FROM THE HEAD & DEPUTY HEAD GIRL are Careers Advisors to assist you in your decisions. Additionally, there are numerous extracurricular clubs, ranging from choirs and orchestras to climbing and cardiovascular exercise. This means that there will never be a dull moment during your time in the Sixth Form and we thoroughly recommend that you get involved as much as possible. Throughout your time in the JCG Sixth Form there is continued support especially from the staff who do their utmost to ensure that everyone is able to study what they would like by maintaining strong links with three of the other sixth form colleges on the Island. This flexibility enables us to study subjects that may not be offered here or fit with the timetable at JCG, so that subject combinations can be tailored to an individualâ€™s needs. The College also provides a large number of subject specific trips which allow students to deepen their knowledge and relate their studies to the wider world. These excursions encourage students to become more independent in a safe and supervised environment outside of Jersey. In addition to this the sixth form hold joint summer and Christmas balls with Victoria College completely organised by students of both schools, providing the chance to work together. Not only have we established relationships with other sixth form colleges but most importantly we have created a good connection with the JCG Preparatory School in becoming a joint college. This allows sixth form students to spend free periods with the younger pupils in differing ways; by reading and supervising lunch and play times, thus maintaining an excellent rapport. This is further supported through the role of Prep Prefects who oversee joint events such as the annual preparatory school fete and visits between the schools.
Sixth Form at JCG is a unique, worthwhile experience that helps you to develop as an individual and succeed not only academically, but also to become a well-rounded person.
The four Prep Prefects make up a part of the Student Leadership Team which also consists of four Library Prefects, four Academic Prefects, twelve House Captains, as well as Sports, Music and Eco Captains.
At JCG there are so many wonderful opportunities to involve everyone, heightening the sense of community within the College. An example of this is the annual JCG Serves Fair that provides girls with a chance to play a part in the wider community of Jersey, by volunteering and fundraising for local charities. Furthermore, JCG Sixth Form offers a enrichment programme which enables students to experience a vast array of new activities, such as Bokwa, Karate, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a Fairtrade group. Also an hour a week is dedicated to preparing for life after JCG, whether you wish to take a gap year, go straight into employment or study at university, there
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at JCG. Being in the sixth form is the pinnacle of our learning and we look forward to welcoming you to continue your learning in September. Jennifer Russ, Head Girl Yasmine Sinel, Deputy Head Girl
WHY IS JCG UNIQUE...
• Excellent academic reputation • A strong sense of belonging • Happy, calm and purposeful atmosphere • Small enough to be friendly • Large enough to offer choice • Broad range of courses • Treated as an individual • Experienced and caring staff • Positive atmosphere • Supportive culture • Friendly environment • Wide range of opportunities • Being with others who want to learn • Opportunities to develop your own personal skills and
• Amazing expeditions • Opportunities to improve the quality of the lives of others • Excellent links with universities • Well established links with local employers and businesses • Opportunities for internships • Well established House system • Leadership opportunities • Comprehensive Enrichment programme • Outstanding results • Superb facilities • Dedicated study area, exclusively for sixth form students • Dedicated sixth form centre • Excellent sports facilities • A place where you matter and excel
A level results Year A* - A% A* - C% A* - E% 2012/13
44.1 91.5 100
46.0 92.4 100
37.9 85.4 99.3
43.8 91.7 100
37.1 88.6 99.6
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?
What opportunities are there for personal development? Studying for A levels is only a part of being a student at JCG. All students are encouraged to involve themselves in a wide range of voluntary activities both within and beyond the College. Students who enjoy these opportunities derive the full benefit of all the sixth form has to offer, and in so doing develop their personal strengths and organisational skills. Activities in which you will be invited to participate include:-
• The sixth form ‘Buddy’ scheme where students mentor
• Youth Parliament • Chartered Institute of Marketing work shadowing
• Leadership roles as part of the Student Leadership Team • Leadership roles within House, including House Music,
• State Street Challenge • Community service / JCG Serves • Environmental team • Helping with the students at our preparatory school • Sports teams • Extended music programme • The opportunity to get involved in large scale productions
House Dance and Sports events
• The organisation of social events for sixth form students • JCGV (The student council body) • Young Enterprise Scheme • The Institute of Directors’ work shadowing scheme • The Duke of Edinburgh Award • Leadership and team building day • Team building day for Student Leadership Team • Baker and Partners Advocacy Competition • International Investment Competition
in Music and Drama
• Programme of Debates
• Inquiring Minds Lecture • Autism Spell Training
To join us here at JCG you will need:
• To possess an enjoyment for learning • A minimum of five GCSE passes at grade B or above • GCSE English and Mathematics at a minimum of Grade C or above • To meet the stated criteria in those subjects that you wish to study at A level • A positive attitude towards your studies
At the end of year 12 you will need a minimum of grade D to continue each individual subject to A2 level. You will need to gain a grade D or above in at least two subjects to continue into year 13.
ART ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE Art or a recent portfolio of artwork to demonstrate interest and ability.
Why study Art
Studying Art at A level is increasingly important if you are considering any creative or design-based career. Everything we eat, wear, drive, live in, work in, play with or use in any practical way will have been designed and marketed by someone who has learnt to present ideas in a visual way.
AS: Two practical coursework units over the year (60%), with a controlled 8 week assessment from February to April (40%). This is delivered in much the same way as a coursework unit, but finishes with a 5 hour terminal session
Throughout the course we take advantage of the diverse range of exhibitions available locally and in the UK.
At every stage of this course we will encourage you to experience Art first hand so that your knowledge and understanding is enhanced and you continue to become stimulated by the vast array of ideas and approaches in the wider cultural context.
A2: One extensive coursework project called a Personal Investigation, comprising a practical portfolio and a written element of 3000 words (60%). There is also a controlled assessment delivered in a very similar way to that at AS, except the terminal session (40%) is much longer at 15 hours (three days)
Practicing artists and craftspeople will give workshops when available to augment your skills. You are encouraged to enter your work for local and national competitions. We enjoy regular contact with many UK FE institutions who visit to help you make the right choice for Foundation or Degree courses. They are also able to interview you here in some cases. Current popular choices of Art & Design based courses include Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Illustration, Textiles, Graphics, 3-D Design and Media.
BIOLOGY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Grade B or above in GCSE Biology or a B or above in Additional Science from other schools.
Why study Biology?
Biology is a fascinating and everchanging subject which gives students an understanding of how the world around them, and indeed their own body, works.
The AS course has 3 units:
Biology is important for students considering careers in areas such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry or Forensic Science.
AS Biology lessons at JCG follow on from GCSE to give students a deeper understanding of topics such as cell structure; breathing and transport systems; biological molecules, enzymes and DNA; diet, health and disease; biodiversity; classification and evolution. At A2 level we cover the nervous, endocrine and excretory systems; photosynthesis; respiration; genetics; biotechnology; ecology and animal behaviour. In Biology students not only learn facts, but also develop skills for life. Skills such as how to carry out in-depth scientific research; how to present well balanced arguments; how to work independently and as part of a team; how to carry out scientific investigations and how to analyse and present data effectively.
• Unit 1 - Cells, Exchange and Transport 30% of total AS marks; assessed by a 1 hour written exam in January • Unit 2 - Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health 50% of total AS marks; 1 hour 45 minute written exam in June
• Unit 3 - Practical Skills 20% of
total AS marks; assessed in lessons by completing up to 9 practical assessments
The A2 course also has 3 units:
• Unit 4 - Communication,
Homeostasis and Energy 15% of total A2 marks; 1 hour written exam in January
• Unit 5 - Control, Genomes and Environment 25% of total A2 marks; assessed by a 1 hour 45 minute written exam in June
• Unit 6 - Practical Skills 10% of
total A2 marks; assessed in lessons by completing up to 9 practical assessments
AS students will have the opportunity to go on an expedition to a remote part of the world. This year students will be travelling to Mexico where they will spend one week studying Mexican wildlife and one week studying coral reef ecology. Future groups may travel to Indonesia, Peru, Egypt or Ecuador. A2 students will also have the opportunity to represent JCG in the British Biology Olympiad, and possibly represent the UK in the International Olympiad which this year was held in Singapore.
CHEMISTRY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Grade B in GCSE Additional Science or grade B in GCSE Chemistry and a grade B in Mathematics.
Why study Chemistry?
Have you ever wondered ….
The course followed is OCR A Level Chemistry
The course will give you the opportunity to develop strong analytical and problem solving skills and as a consequence the desire and confidence to participate in the Royal School of Chemistry (RSC) Chemistry Olympiad.
• Why ice floats?
• Why hot water has a pH less than 7? • How chemical reactions can make
• What is happening during an MRI
• How are electrons really arranged within an atom? Studying A level Chemistry will make you think. You will find the subject challenging and enjoyable as you solve demanding problems by linking ideas and concepts together. You will gain a greater understanding of the materials and chemicals around us that we take for granted. By the end of the course you will have a greater appreciation of the important and exciting role Chemistry plays in today’s society.
• Module 1: Atoms, Bonds and
• Module 2: Chains, Energy and Resources (50%) • Module 3: Practical Skills 1 (20%) A2 Modules
• Module 4: Rings Polymers and Analysis (30%) • Module 5: Equilibria, Energetics
and Elements (50%)
• Module 6: Practical Skills 2 (20%) The Practical Skills module is internally assessed throughout the academic year and closely links to the content taught. The module assesses three key skills; Qualitative, Quantitative and Evaluative
You will also have the opportunity to share your enjoyment of Chemistry by using your skill set to help out with the Eco Club and Science Club. During your study of Chemistry you will receive assistance in preparing for the BMAT and UKCAT tests if required. We run an enjoyable and informative AS Level Chemistry three day visit to Bristol University’s ChemLabs. During the visit you will have the opportunity to carry out practical work and use instrumental methods which integrate well into the AS Chemistry course, as well as give you a flavour what it is like to study Chemistry as an undergraduate.
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - Product Design ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade C in GCSE Design & Technology or an interview to demonstrate competence and commitment. The freehand drawing of ideas will always be of paramount importance, however a high level of graphical skill is not essential.
Why study DT?
Design & Technology gives students the opportunity to spend time creating interesting and original design solutions before actually making the prototypes.
• Unit 1: Advanced Innovative
A Design & Technology A level is respected common currency for many university degrees.
The subject covers the skills needed in the real world of design, which directly support the quest for innovative products that would be marketable worldwide. This course will help you to develop valuable life skills in communication, analytical writing, creativity, problem solving and project management, whilst proving that you can be independent, imaginative, innovative and capable of intuitive thinking. The Design Centre facilities are second to none and are fully equipped to support a wide range of design activities. We have established practices in a range of media related to product design.
Challenge - candidates are required to design and model an innovative response to a given design situation using the resources available to them in the challenge room. The theme for this is published prior to the day.
• Unit 2: Product Study - this
coursework project begins with the analysis of an existing product, requiring the candidate to develop the design by creating a better solution. A model will be made of the final solution.
• Unit 3: Design, Make & Evaluate - a
coursework project that requires the candidate to identify a brief of their choice based on a particular interest. After a term of designing we progress to the making of a working prototype and marketing ‘Dragon’s Den’ style.
• Unit 4: Product Design Exam - a
written paper with questions based on materials, manufacturing and generic design issues, followed by a designing section.
Throughout the course you will be engaged in ‘Live’ project work, which offers challenging design situations leading to the making of well engineered prototypes. Students in the past have worked on projects for Durrell (Jersey Zoo), local primary schools and businesses, as well as themes such as a sport or hobby which the student is personally involved in. This provides an ideal foundation for future degree courses and careers in Architecture, Engineering and Product Design. A trip to London early in Year 12 gives students the opportunity to experience and learn from the work of current Product Designers and Architects.
DRAMA & THEATRE STUDIES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE Drama and a minimum grade B in GCSE English
Why study Drama and Theatre Studies?
• 40% practical work moderated
Drama and Theatre Studies is the ideal course for students with an active interest in theatre. The course offers the perfect balance of practical creativity and academic study.
There are many opportunities for students of this subject. We take groups to UK shows, tours and workshops. We provide students with on-island workshops and with interactive talks from theatre professionals e.g. stage management, lighting etc. There are also a wide range of exciting theatre events here at JCG.
Students will learn about past and contemporary theatre influences and will apply them to their own performance work. They will see a range of performances in Jersey and will also enjoy the experience of theatrical pieces in the UK. Students will study several plays and will learn to express their ideas verbally and on paper. They will produce presentations and essays and will show that they can come to well supported judgements. A level Drama and Theatre Studies will challenge students, test their performance skills and make them realise that theatre is not just about acting. It is varied, interesting and well worth choosing.
by a visiting examiner
• 60% written work in examination • AS practical - performance or
direction of scripted work or demonstration of a technical or design skill within the group performance. At AS the practical piece must be influenced by a prominent practitioner, theatre company or director
• AS written - one essay on a
studied text and one essay on live theatre seen during your course
• A2 practical - performance
or direction of self-devised work or demonstration of a technical or design skill within the group performance. At A2 the practical piece must be influenced by a particular theatrical style
• A2 written - two essays on set
texts from different time periods
The skills of self expression and literacy developed in Drama and Theatre Studies are useful in many university courses and careers - law, journalism, medicine, retail, PR and teaching. It is also the perfect A level course for anyone interested in a career in the theatre!
ENGLISH LITERATURE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in both GCSE English Language and English Literature.
Why study English Literature?
Studying English is about learning to read. You might be attracted to the subject by a love of language or storytelling; learning to read also means learning to ask searching questions about the culture you live in. What sorts of stories and ideas shape the way we think today? Only by answering this question can we learn to think and act differently.
Crucially, you will choose your own texts from wide ranging coursework options. However, English at JCG is not confined to the classroom. You will be encouraged to visit the theatre and you will also attend lectures or workshops delivered by speakers from leading universities or by professional writers. You may decide to enter national literary competitions. Off-island opportunities have included A level study days in London and StratfordUpon-Avon .
Studying English will also teach you how to argue: to make use of precise evidence and rhetorical strategies to persuade others orally or through writing. Skills of research, analysis and communication are enormously attractive to universities and employers. Recently, some of the UK’s top universities identified English as a ‘facilitating subject’; these subjects are ‘required more often than others’ by degree courses. English is about asking big questions: if you have any interest in love, war, friendship, faith or death, you should consider English Literature!
• 30% Exam: Poetry and Drama 1 (Poetry post-1900 and Drama post-1990) • 20% Coursework: Prose Study and
Creative Reading (one essay on prose 1800-1945 and one piece of creative writing in response to wider reading with a critical commentary)
• 30% Exam: Poetry and Drama 2
(Poetry pre-1800 with unseen poetry and Shakespeare with related drama)
• 20% Coursework: Period and Genre Study (one essay on 3 texts linked by the theme of war or love) For full details, see the specification at: http://www.wjec.co.uk/index. php?subject=53&level=21
Each year, JCG English students go on to study university courses ranging from English or History to Medicine. English provides excellent preparation for a wide spectrum of careers including work in the media, law and teaching.
CERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL STUDIES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An interest in finance and total commitment are vital. A good level of literacy and numeracy is also required.
Why study Certificate in Financial Studies? Managing your personal finances is perhaps the greatest challenge you will face in adult life but very little in traditional education prepares you for this challenge. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to manage your finances through university and on into working life. In addition, Jersey’s finance industry employs over a quarter of the Island’s working population and provides many interesting and financially rewarding job opportunities. Having experienced prior learning about the industry makes you very attractive to employers.
Students study four modules:
The Certificate in Financial Studies is the equivalent of AS level and the Diploma in Financial Studies is the equivalent of A2 level or a full A level. These are both worth the same of UCAS points as any standard ‘A’ level
Some lessons are delivered by guest lecturers from the industry. This allows students to present themselves to prospective employers and get a practical in-depth picture of a particular section of the finance industry. Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Financial Studies in Year 12, students can progress to the Diploma in Financial Studies in Year 13 which is an A level equivalent.
The course is examined four times a year. Two exams are multiple choice format and the two are written exams based on pre-released case studies. There is no course work requirement. The Institute of Financial Studies Certificate in Financial Studies aims to introduce students to the world of personal finance and to the financial services industry.
• Financial Capability for the intermediate and short term. (FCIS) • Financial Capability for the intermediate and long term. (FCML) • Sustainability for an Individual’s Finances (SIF) • Sustainability for the Financial Services System (SFS) The first two modules are studied in Year 12 and the second two in Year 13.
FRENCH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE French with at least an A grade in the writing skill.
Why study French?
Look at where you live! France is our closest neighbour, just a stone’s throw away and we can see it from Jersey. French is an important part of our Jersey heritage which makes us different from the rest of Britain. The Russell Group of top UK universities has identified languages as “facilitating” subjects; you will have a much wider range of options open to you at university if you study a language. The knowledge of another language makes the difference when applying for a job and the discipline required from the study of a foreign language is well regarded by both employers and universities. They know that a linguist will have strong analytical and communication skills and that these will be an asset to them.
• AS - Media, Popular Culture, Health, Family
Language learning at JCG is not confined to the classroom. You will have the opportunity to take part in a home stay study visit to Rouen and organise your own work experience in France.
If you are interested in developing these skills, improving your French, learning about other cultures, understanding current affairs and much, much more you should consider A Level French!
• spoken by 270 million people worldwide • spoken in 35 different countries • an official language of the UN, the European Commission and Jersey! • the language of love, diplomacy, wonderful literature, films ...
• 2 Units: Unit 1 written paper worth 70% of the AS (35% of the A level) + Unit 2 speaking examination worth 30% of the AS (15% of the A level)
• A2 - Environment, Multicultural
Society, Contemporary Social Issues, Monet, Maupassant
• 2 Units: Unit 3 written paper worth
35% of the A Level + unit 4 speaking examination worth 15% of the A level
Each year, JCG linguists go on to study university courses ranging from Languages to Law, Politics to Medicine. Studying a language at A level provides excellent preparation for a wide range of careers including journalism, law, finance and teaching. Studying A level French will broaden your horizons and open up a whole host of careers and opportunities to you.
Did you know that French is…
GEOGRAPHY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE Geography.
Why study Geography?
Geography is about the world we live in and the processes which are shaping it. It requires students to see both sides of an argument by looking at evidence from the real world in the form of statistics, maps, photos, film and, of course, field work. Geographers are lateral thinkers who are spatially, globally, socially and environmentally aware. They are used to manipulating data and are computer literate. These skills are exactly what are needed in the modern workplace where globalization and sustainability are central to many businesses.
Geography gives you the opportunity to learn about the world we live in and understand the geography behind the news. Read any newspaper and there are articles on natural hazards, climate change, globalization and the importance of India and China, local planning issues and environmental protection. All these are studied in Geography.
The Geography course looks at changing environments, both physical and human, and topics range from the impact of flooding on the people of Keswick to the impact of mining on the Inuit in Greenland to the issues of female infanticide in China and whether nuclear power is the answer for the future. As we always say ‘Geography is everywhere’.
• Unit 1: 70% of AS Core units Population and Rivers Optional Units - Energy, Health, Cold or Coastal Environments. • Unit 2: 30% Geographical skills
based on field work undertaken.
• Unit 3: Contemporary issues 60% Tectonic Hazards World Cities Options - Meteorology, Global Development Issues.
• Unit 4: 40% Decision Making Exercise.
During the course there will be field work opportunities both on and off island. Last year we spent some days in Liverpool and the Lake District and have been to conferences in London. The geographer’s classroom is the world outside the window and we take every opportunity to use it.
HISTORY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE History.
Why study History?
Studying History will improve your understanding of contemporary issues. By gaining an understanding of what influenced major changes in the past, you will be better able to make judgements about how the world might develop in the future. As one past pupil explained, ‘Studying History has not only provided me with a burning interest in the past, but also knowledge well beyond anything I ever expected. I use and relate to what I have learnt in these past two years daily.’
Studying History can be particularly useful for those wishing to read History, Law, Politics or International Relations at university. During the course of your study you will be given the opportunity to attend lectures delivered by well respected and highly acclaimed historians from leading universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick.
Studying History at A level is less about facts and figures and more about gaining an insight into the human condition. Through your studies you will be both inspired by the amazing record of human achievement and horrified by the many examples of human failure, cruelty and barbarity. You will be taught how to look beyond the headlines, ask questions, analyze data and critically examine different sources of evidence. These skills will enable you to draw fully independent and well supported conclusions; skills which are highly valued by institutions of further education and potential employers.
• Unit 1: Russia in Revolution,
1881-1924 & Stalin’s Russia, 192453. This is assessed by examination and accounts for 50% of the total AS grade (25% of the total A level)
• Unit 2: Henry VIII: Authority,
Nation and Religion, 1509-1540. This is assessed by examination and accounts for 50% of the total AS grade (25% of the total A level)
• Unit 3: Germany 1900-1945:
The literacy and analytical skills developed in studying History are useful in a wide range of careers. Former JCG History students are now journalists, lawyers, doctors, archivists, teachers or museum assistants. Studying History is useful for anyone wishing to work in fields that involve people, research and writing reports.
• Unit 4: Representation and
We currently provide a trip to Germany and Poland to support Unit 3 at A2.
A2 Level Challenge of Fascism: from Kaiser to Fuhrer. This is assessed by examination and accounts for 60% of the total A2 grade (30% of the overall A level grade) Democracy: Britain 1831-1931. Assessed by extended essays (coursework) and accounts for 40% of total A2 grade (20% of the overall A level grade)
ITALIAN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE Italian, or in another language, with at least an A grade in the writing skill.
Why study Italian?
Do you want to improve your linguistic and cultural understanding of the country which contains 70% of the world’s heritage treasures? The knowledge of another language makes the difference when applying for a job and the discipline required from the study of a foreign language is well regarded by both employers and universities. They know that a linguist will have strong analytical and communication skills and that these will be an asset to them.
During the AS course, the following topics will be studied:
Language learning at JCG is not confined to the classroom. You will have the opportunity to take part in a study visit to Tuscany and organise your own work experience in Italy in Y13.
Did you know... Italy
• Draws over 30 million tourists per year. • Is renowned for its beauty, history,
food, fashion, literature and music.
• Is the mother tongue for over 60
• Environmental issues, Youth culture and concerns; Lifestyle; Health; Travel and tourism; Education Two units: Unit 1 speaking examination worth 30% of AS, 15% of A2; Unit 2 written examination worth 70% of the AS and 35% of the A2 At A2 the following topics will be studied:
• Mafia, Customs and Traditions; Literature; The Arts; International current affairs; Social issues Two units: Unit 3 speaking exam worth 35% of the A2 level and 17.5% of the A Level; Unit 4 written exam worth 65% of the A2 level, 32.5% of the A Level
• Is important as a language of
civilization and culture.
• Is a rarity amongst applicants for top
employment opportunities and will set you apart from the rest.
Each year, JCG linguists go on to study university courses ranging from Languages to law, Politics to Medicine. Studying a language at A level provides excellent preparation for a wide range of careers including journalism, law, finance and teaching. A level Italian will broaden your horizons and make you more employable.
MATHEMATICS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE Mathematics.
Why study Mathematics?
Mathematics is no longer compulsory after Key Stage 4, but many students at JCG decide to continue with the subject beyond GCSE. Studying AS Mathematics gives students a set of skills that are crucial to success in the worlds of science, engineering and technology
In Year 12 students are taught Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics 1. The Core units review some algebra and geometry from GCSE, calculus, logarithms, further trigonometry and number sequences. Statistics 1 takes students from the basic probability and data analysis that they met in GCSE to a deeper understanding of probability distributions and statistical measures. They also learn how to conduct hypothesis tests.
In the long term, studying Mathematics gives students many opportunities. Becoming fluent in the language of Mathematics allows students to develop a deep understanding of many other subject areas. To succeed in Mathematics you need to be clearthinking and accurate â€“ attributes that employers are always looking for. Having an AS or A2 in Mathematics will be a signal to an employer that you have good analytical and problemsolving skills.
The main reason for studying mathematics to an advanced level is that it is interesting and enjoyable. People like its challenge, its clarity, and the fact that you know when you are right. The solution of a problem has an excitement and a satisfaction. Mathematics is about pattern and structure; it is about logical analysis, deduction, calculation within these patterns and structures. When patterns are found, often in widely different areas of science and technology, the Mathematics of these patterns can be used to explain and control natural happenings and situations. Mathematics has a pervasive influence on our everyday lives, and even contributes to the wealth of the nation.
In Year 13 students are taught Core 3, Core 4 and Statistics 2. All units are assessed by a 90 minute exam. In addition to this Core 3 has a coursework element in which students use a computer to solve some otherwise impossible equations and Core 4 has an additional 60 minute comprehension paper. All of these are assessed in June of Year 13. Students who are interested in following a Higher Education course with a significant mathematical content should consider studying Further Mathematics. Extra units (including Mechanics, Decision Mathematics and Further Pure Mathematics) are available and it is possible for students to achieve an AS or an A2 in Further Mathematics, depending on the number of units that they study.
In the short term, we provide opportunities for students to deepen their knowledge of Mathematics. Over the years we have organised a range of visitors from the UK who have given students interesting perspectives on Mathematics. There are the annual UKMT Team Challenges in which JCG competes against schools from across the Channel Islands; in at least one year out of two this involves a trip to Guernsey. We also take part in World Maths Day, with all students in the school encouraged to compete.
Why study Media?
It has become clear that we live in a mediated society in which many of our ideas about the world, our knowledge of what is happening and perhaps most importantly, our values, come from beyond our daily individual or immediate experience.
AS Level - Coursework module at (25%)
Our ideas of the world are driven largely from the modern media, which produce and package versions of events and issues in their output, and which we consume as part of our daily lives and situations. The media therefore has a very strong influence on us, both as individuals and as a society. We aim to give our students the tools to decipher these messages and form their own conclusions.
Opportunities The obvious progression from Media Studies would be a related degree in either pure film/animation production or journalism. The course is aimed to give the students the foundation in practical production work and to feel confident in working in post production software packages with a focus on Final Cut Pro and After Effects, Indesign and Photoshop.
• This is a unit in which students produce and direct the introduction to any genre of film they enjoy. Alongside the text the students will produce a blog which is used as evidence for planning and evaluation
Key media concepts (25%)
• This theory element is split into 2 sections. The first details the representational side of texts and asks students to explore the finer details of semiotics. The second looks at a media institution, in this case radio and asks them to understand the marketing distribution and consumption techniques, from the point of view of an audience
A2 Level - Advanced production module (25%)
• This is the coursework element of A2, in which students produce and direct their own music videos. Students again will produce a blog to support the various aspects of production and evaluation of their video
Critical perspectives in media (25%)
• This paper covers two areas, in Section A, students describe and evaluate their skills development in their production work and then select one production to evaluate in relation to a media concept
• In Section B, students choose one topic and then demonstrate their understanding of a contemporary issue through a range of texts, audiences and debates. The unit is externally examined.
Students wanting more detail on the course please visit www.jcgmedia.co.uk
MUSIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE Music. For AS level the minimum practical requirement is ABRSM Grade 5 and for A2, Grade 6. Grade 5 Theory is also strongly recommended.
Why study Music?
• Are you passionate about all kinds
AS Unit 1: Performing 40% • A recital on your main instrument • A 5-minute discussion about your pieces • A further performance for which there are various options e.g. ensemble; second instrument, and so on AS Unit 2: Composing 30% • Harmony exercises • A free composition AS Unit 3: Introduction to Historical Study in Music 30% • Study and analysis of; • Aural extracts • Prescribed works
A level musicians play an important leading role in the life of the Music Department and in the whole College community. There are many high level performance opportunities including music theatre productions, bands (jazz and concert), as well as chamber and orchestral ensembles. Choral music is a vital part of College life and A level students may direct their own vocal groups as well as joining in with departmentally-run choirs.
of music, as a performer, composer and music historian/analyst? • Do you aspire to the highest levels of instrumental/vocal performance, both technically and expressively? • Do you love to compose and wish to explore and develop your own creative musical ideas? • Do you love to analyse and explore music in its social, historical and cultural context?
Studying academic Music Develops many transferable skills relevant to the worlds of both work and leisure and is therefore valued highly by employers and universities. Musicians are:
• creative • team players • strong leaders • versatile • empathetic • enthusiastic • committed • disciplined • motivated • good communicators • critical and analytical thinkers
PHILOSOPHY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE English.
Why study Philosophy?
Philosophy is an exciting and challenging option for students who want to develop their thinking skills and expand their intellectual horizons.
Course topics include:
A Level Philosophy is highly regarded by the top universities and it provides a good grounding for university level work. It is suitable for those with an interest in the sciences as well as the humanities. It combines particularly well with English Literature, History, Psychology, Mathematics and Physics. It is also an excellent preparation for careers in law, medicine, journalism and many other areas.
Philosophers look at the fundamental assumptions behind our thinking. For example, people might argue that genetically modifying embryos before they are implanted is wrong because it is unnatural. Philosophers would ask what we mean by ‘natural’ and whether there are good reasons for regarding natural things as better than unnatural ones. Philosophy is an engaging subject which involves lots of debate and discussion. The course requires students to read the works of some of the greatest thinkers in the history of Western civilization from Plato to those pushing back the boundaries of our thinking today.
• Why should I be governed? • The idea of God • Tolerance • The value of art • Reason and experience • Philosophy of mind • Political Philosophy There is no coursework. Four Topics are studied at AS level and then two further topics are studied at A2 level along with a set book which will be a philosophical classic.
Many students have gone on to do Philosophy at university. This may lead to careers in Law, Finance, Social Policy and many others. It is an excellent foundation degree for a number of professional qualifications.
PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade C in GCSE Art or a recent portfolio of photographs to demonstrate interest and ability.
Why study Photography?
Photography is an increasingly popular option. As a qualification it can open doors in a huge variety of career paths including Fashion, Journalism, Film, Music, TV, Advertising and Publishing.
Throughout the course we will take advantage of the diverse range of collections and exhibitions available locally and nationally.
The course will improve your practical skills both in digital media and in the traditional ‘wet photography’ process, and help you develop your own ‘eye’. We also help you appreciate the historical role the camera has played as photography has developed for over 150 years. Making sense of our increasingly busy visual world is an entertaining, creative and extremely rewarding option.
• A practical workbook portfolio comprising 4 main coursework units (60%), and a controlled 8 week assessment (40%) from February to April. This is delivered in much the same way as a coursework project, with a 5 hour terminal session A2 Level
• One extensive coursework project
(Personal Investigation) comprising a practical portfolio and a written element of 3000 words (60%), plus a controlled assessment (40%) similar to that at AS, except the terminal session is much longer at 15 hours (3 days)
We will bring in contemporary practitioners when available to show their work and share their professional knowledge and experience. You will be encouraged to enter your work for local and national competitions at every opportunity. We are regularly visited by UK FE institutions, who individually advise on choice of courses and career pathways, and in some cases will conduct personal interviews.
PHYSICS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE Additional Science or grade B in GCSE Physics and a grade B in Mathematics.
Why study Physics?
Have you ever wondered...
Assessment for A level Physics in Year 12 comprises a 1 hour written paper (worth 30% of the AS mark or 15% of the A2 mark), and a 1 hour 45 minutes written paper (worth 50% of the AS mark or 25% of the A2 mark) both sat in June. In addition some practical investigations are undertaken (worth 20% of the AS mark or 10% of the A2 mark). A2 Physics follows the same pattern of assessment in Year 13.
In lessons we will complete the practical skills assessment. It will involve performing physics experiments, analysing the results and evaluating the investigation. It is challenging and rewarding.
• How do huge, heavy aeroplanes stay up in the air?
• How can a Sat Nav tell me exactly where I am anywhere on the earth?
• How do ultrasound, MRI and PET scans work?
• Why do stars shine? • How old is the universe and how do we think it was formed?
• What are atoms made of ? • What are protons made of ? • What are quarks? Studying Physics A level will fuel your enquiring mind and help you answer all these questions and more.
Course topics include:
• Motion, forces and energy G481. Examined in Year 12)
• Electric circuits, waves and
quantum physics (G482. Examined in Year 12)
• Momentum, circular motion and thermal physics (G484. Examined in Year 13)
• Electric and magnetic fields,
medical imaging and nuclear physics (G485. Examined in Year 13)
If you are thinking of a career in Engineering, Architecture, Medicine or Scientific Research or you want to learn more about how the world around you works, you should seriously consider Physics A level. It is a lot of fun, extremely interesting and is highly respected.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in both GCSE Mathematics and English. No prior knowledge of Psychology is necessary for admission onto the course.
Why study Psychology?
Psychology is the study of human behaviour and experience. This course will introduce you to the theories and methods in Psychology and offer you the opportunity to look at some of the explanations psychologists use to understand humans and their interactions with the world. From a personal perspective, you should find the fundamental questions of psychologists interesting: “Why do I behave like this?”, “Why do I feel like this?” and “Why do I think like this?”
Advanced GCE is made up of two mandatory modules at AS and two further modules at A2.
In recent years students have been provided with opportunities to observe a sheep brain dissection, attend student conferences in London, and participate in trips to Exeter University and Plymouth University, Jersey Magistrates Court and Durrell Conservation Trust. In conjunction with Autism Jersey, students can complete the nationally recognised SPELL Introduction, Level 1 and 2 qualifications.
In Year 12 you will study the five ways in which psychologists can approach the study of human behaviour. In doing so, you will learn about fifteen core studies that have shaped the history of Psychology and our understanding of human behaviour.
• Psychological Investigations – 15%
(1 hour examination)
• Core Studies in Psychology – 35%
(2 hour examination)
• Options in Applied Psychology:
Health and Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology – 25% (2 hour examination)
• Approaches and Research Methods in Psychology – 25% (1½ hour examination) Please note that there is no controlled assessment element to A level Psychology.
In Year 13 you will focus on the application of psychology to two different areas of everyday life – Forensic Psychology and Health & Clinical Psychology.
If you are considering a career in Scientific Research, Medicine, Law or Human Resources, or you want to learn more about human behaviour you should consider A level Psychology.
SPANISH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE Spanish, or in another language, with at least an A grade in the writing skill.
Why study Spanish?
Spanish is useful in many areas. The knowledge of a language can make the difference when applying for a job. The discipline involved with the study of a language is well regarded by both employers and universities. They know that a linguist is likely to have strong communication skills and that this will be an asset to them.
• AS - Media, Popular Culture, Health, Family
Language learning at JCG is not confined to the classroom. You will have the opportunity to take part in a study visit to Spain and organise your own work experience in Spain in year 13. Each year, JCG linguists go on to study university courses ranging from Languages to Law, Politics to Medicine. Studying a language at A level provides excellent preparation for a wide range of careers including journalism, law, finance and teaching. A level Spanish will broaden your horizons and make you more employable.
Did you know Spanish...
• Is the official language of 21
countries and there are about 400 million native Spanish speakers.
• 2 units: unit 1 written paper worth
70% of the AS (35% of the A level) + unit 2 speaking examination worth 30% of the AS (15% of the A level)
• A2 - Environment, Multicultural
Society, Contemporary Social Issues, Cultural Topics - the work of a Spanish film director and a collection of Mexican short stories
• 2 units: unit 3 written paper worth
35% of the A Level + unit 4 speaking examination worth 15% of the A level
• Is one of the official languages in
international conferences, the United Nations and the European Union.
• Offers the key to the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Spain and Latin America.
• Is the language of the most popular European holiday destinations.
SPORT & PE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B in GCSE PE and Biology.
Why study Sport & PE?
Sport & PE offers excellent variety and great cross curricular links with other subjects, for example Biology, Physics and Psychology. It is not a ‘soft’ subject; if you want a challenging and interesting course and have a passion for sport, this is the subject for you. If you choose Sport & Physical Education the career choices are broad and varied. The obvious ones are teaching and working within the leisure industry. However, this subject is highly recognised by universities and past students have gone on to study courses such as Medicine, Physiotherapy, Biomedical Science, Criminology, English and Drama and much more - you do not have to go onto a sports degree.
• Unit 1 - 60% of AS 30% of A2
There is the opportunity for students to develop their social skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership and organisation. All of these skills will prove to be invaluable. There is the opportunity for students to achieve a better understanding of their sport and to find out how to improve their own performance through thinking more about the scientific principles and social influences that affect our sport. Students do not limit their opportunities at university by doing this course. They do not have to do a sport related course but can go on to a wide range of degree subjects.
At Langford we also have top class sports facilities, a classroom and a dedicated team of staff to help deliver this course to the best possible standards.
2hr written exam Section A - 6 questions covering sociology, psychology & physiology Section B application of theoretical knowledge to a sporting situation
• Unit 2 - 40% of AS 20% of A2
Internal assessment with external moderation. Two assessments as a performer, coach or official or a combination of any two
• Unit 3 - 30% of A level
2hr written exam Section A - Exercise Physiology Section B - Psychology Section C - Sociology i.e. contemporary issues
• Unit 4 - 20% of A level
Internal assessment with external moderation. 10% of practical performance either as a performer, official or coach 10% written coursework identifying weaknesses, suggested cause and corrective measures
All modules are only available in June. Moderators visit in March/April time to assess practical element of the course.
TEXTILES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum grade B at GCSE Textiles or a background in Art or Textiles. It is also helpful if you are competent on the sewing machine.
Why study Textiles?
‘Textiles’ is an exciting course that allows you to explore so many and varied textile techniques. Lessons are interactive and vibrant, providing a stimulating experience to learn and develop skills in many areas of stitch. Create exciting sketchbooks, recording your experimental work and producing practical outcomes of your own choice from wall hangings to 3D constructions, fashion items or anything you really would like to construct.
Use excellent facilities at JCG to improve your own practice.
Study Textiles if you:
• Have a flair for design and a passion
• Are keen to learn and develop
practical skills such as construction and embellishment.
• Are interested in fashion and
• Enjoy research and illustration techniques.
• Unit One: Coursework Portfolio - interaction with artists leading to a collection of many different textiles samples, recordings, and outcomes from various starting points. Lots of experimentation. 2 or more final pieces - 60% for AS (30% if going on to A2) • Unit Two: Controlled Assignment
- Up to 6 weeks planning: artists, experimenting, recording and preparation to produce a final outcome/outcomes during a 5 hour practical exam - 40% (20% if going on to A2)
• Unit Three: Personal Investigation
- one major project that has personal significance and includes a related personal study (final essay up to 3,000 words). You need to immerse yourself into work by various artists who will influence the direction of your study, experiment towards a final piece and record visually and in writing - 30%
• Unit Four: Controlled Assignment
- Up to 6 weeks planning: artists, experimenting, recording and preparation to produce a final outcome/outcomes during a and preparation for a 15 hour practical exam - 20%
Be inspired by famous contemporary textile artists at JCG and on and off Island. Help organise events to showcase your work - such as a fashion show or exhibitions. Look at career opportunities within this field. There are exciting career opportunities in many areas of Textiles. There is a wide scope for graduate careers in the Fashion and Textiles sector/ industry such as Textile Design, Fashion publicity, Teaching, Fashion promotion and many other areas. Look at www.fashioncareersclinic.com for further information.
STUDENT PROFILE - Class of 2013
What makes JCG distinctive/ unique?
I believe itâ€™s the vast array of opportunities that JCG has to offer that makes it so distinctive. There seems to be something for everybody, meeting everybodyâ€™s interests and ambitions, with teachers so passionate about their subjects that are always willing to help. The massive selection of extra curricular activities on offer means that everybody has the chance to further develop their natural interest in certain aspects that can help them with their future career or even discover new talents that they never knew they had.
What did you study? I studied Biology, Psychology and Theatre Studies at A2 level and Chemistry at AS. I also chose to study for an extra diploma qualification in Financial Studies which helped me make decisions about my future.
What advice would you give to a prospective sixth form student? My advice would be to get involved in absolutely everything you can! There are so many different things going on at JCG
that make every day completely different. From experience I have found that by involving yourself in school life beyond the classroom, for example in the Choir, in Sports teams and Drama clubs, you are able to make so many new friendships with other students in the college and also with the teachers involved. This adds to the feeling of Belonging at JCG. I feel that committing myself to the school was a major factor in reaching my role of House Captain in the Student Leadership Team which is an achievement to be proud of. I advise any new students to fully take advantage of every opportunity to make the most of their time at JCG.
What are your plans for the future? After a lot of thought and deliberation, and a few changes of heart, I have decided that I will be going to university next September to follow my heart and study the subject I love, Drama and Performing. I believe that JCG enhanced my inbuilt appreciation of the subject through the amazing school productions, competitions and various other opportunities available and I am extremely excited about going in 2014.
STUDENT PROFILE - Class of 2013
What makes JCG distinctive/ unique? There is so much that a student can take part in, during or even after school, with such a huge variety of activities available, you can’t really miss out. Not only is it a lot of fun but it’s also a quick and easy way to make friends across the year groups. I’m also going to miss the competitive attitude JCG is so well known for and the fierce dedication every girl shows towards their house.
What did you study? Faryaal Shami
French, Spanish, Chemistry and Biology (AS).
What advice would you give to a prospective sixth form student? I know you must hear this all the time but don’t take for granted all the opportunities
JCG has to offer. Try and enjoy all of the facilities and soak up the friendly atmosphere while you can; time flies when you’re having fun. However the best piece of advice I can leave you with is that teachers are your best friends! They are the experts so make the most of their expertise and remember they are there to support and guide you through your school life.
What are your plans for the future? I am studying French and Spanish at Exeter University and may even start Italian but I am not sure what I would like to pursue as a career yet. All I know is that I would love to settle down in a Francophone or Hispanic country to become as naturally fluent in the languages as I possibly can!
STUDENT PROFILE - Class of 2013
What makes JCG distinctive/ unique?
What advice would you give to a prospective sixth form student?
I think that there are many things that make JCG stand out, but in particular it is the great atmosphere around the school. This is due to students being fully involved in the College, JCG counts the opinions of its pupils and from year 7 upwards everyone has the opportunity to take part in the running of the school through school council, which helps create an environment where students are all happy to be at the school. Everyone is encouraged to get involved with whatever it is that appeals to them, and there is such a variety of things on offer everyone is able to find something and play their part in the school. The House system is also a great way for people to feel part of the school, and gives pupils a chance to interact with students from all year groups in the many different house events that take place throughout the year.
My advice would be never to waste a moment so that you can enjoy your time in the sixth form, the better you can be at planning your time and using it in a productive way the more you will be able to make the most of everything that being in JCG sixth form has to offer. There are so many chances to get involved in different aspects of the school and the more you get involved with the more memories you will have and the faster the two years will go. It is also really important that you choose subjects that you are going to enjoy and be interested in, as this makes getting on with your A levels so much easier.
What did you study? I studied Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Geography and AS Further Maths.
What are your plans for the future? I am at Durham University studying Natural Sciences. During my time I will be studying Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences. At the moment I think that I will specialise in Earth Sciences, and I am hoping to be able to do some travelling to see and learn about some of the amazing natural features of the world.
PROFILE StudentSTUDENT Profile - Class of 2013- Class of 2013
Taye Le Monnier
What makes JCG distinctive/ unique?
What advice would you give to a prospective sixth form student?
JCG is really supportive of what you want to do and helps you to achieve to the best of your ability in whatever you enjoy or excel at most. There is a wide range of activities for everyone to get involved in which is great for learning something new, practising something you love, or just meeting new friends of all age groups. The house system is brilliant as it enables students to mix with different age groups and make new friends; it also gives them the opportunity to get involved with fun house activities and competitions. Another thing which is unique about JCG is the large Student Leadership Team which gives students the opportunity to lead their younger peers in many different areas.
Make the most of every opportunity that you are presented with; there are so many opportunities in sixth form and at JCG in general, you might find something you really enjoy and decide to pursue it further. Put your all into everything you do, whether it is extracurricular or A level subjects, you will only get out as much as you put in! Most importantly, choose A levels which you enjoy, if you enjoy your subjects youâ€™ll enjoy school much more and also do better in them.
What did you study? I studied A levels in Maths, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish and Sociology and an AS level in Textiles.
What are your plans for the future? I am studying Law at LSE University. Throughout the duration of my degree I will be working as a bursary student at Carey Olsen to gain experience and also help towards financing my degree. After my degree I will train as a barrister or solicitor in England and do a year of experience over there before deciding whether to come back to practise in Jersey or stay in the UK. I hope to also do a Masterâ€™s degree at some point in the future once I have decided the area in which I hope to specialise.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What can I study?
What is the Enrichment Programme?
The curriculum we offer is mainly based on A level studies and it is normal for a student to follow four subjects to AS level in year 12 and then continue with three subjects to A2 level. However, there are exceptions to this and we deal with each student individually, depending on her ability. Therefore a student may follow anything from 2 to 5 AS or A2 subjects or any combination of this.
The Enrichment Programme is designed to provide you with an opportunity to take part in extra activities that are not normally included in your academic curriculum. We believe in the development of the whole individual and not just academic results. Enrichment is delivered covering three areas: creativity, action and service and is part of your timetabled provision. There are opportunities for you to complete work experience and community service in addition to learning self defence, fencing, yachting, yoga, running a hotel, working in local Primary Schools. You could also gain your First Aid certificate or your Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Should I consider taking new subjects? The attraction of new subjects may be considerable. However, it is important to find out what is involved in studying a new subject. Research your choices carefully and seek advice from the subject teachers involved. We would advise that you choose to study a maximum of two new subjects. However, there are always exceptions so please ask us if you would like to discuss this further.
What facilities are there for me in College? The sixth form students have their own Common Room with a kitchen, cloakroom and lockers. They also have exclusive use of a quiet study area which is equipped for independent study. We have a Careers library which is located in the main school library which has comprehensive information on Post 18 options.
Are there opportunities for work experience and community service?
Is there a dress code?
We believe that both work experience and community service are essential. We encourage all students in the sixth form to participate in some form of work experience or work shadowing. We expect students to complete at least ten hours of community service in both year 12 and 13 as part of our JCG Serves Programme. An opportunity is provided on a Friday afternoon during enrichment but can also be completed at another time which is convenient to your studies.
Sixth form students at JCG have a dress code which is a black or grey suit with red, white, black or grey coordinates.
COMMENTS FROM EXTERNAL EVALUATIONS
• At JCG students consistently work at or near their
• There is an extremely inclusive ethos within the
capacity and make sustained comprehensive gains in their learning
• The College has an excellent range of provisions in place to support personal development and well- being
• Achievement is rightly judged to be outstanding • All students achieve highly • The quality of relationships is a feature of the
• Through excellent support, challenge and pastoral
care students make very good progress in their personal skills in order to engage in a safe climate for learning
• Personal development and well-being is outstanding
TERMS DATES & BURSARY
School Year 2014/15
Bursaries and Fees
Autumn Term 2014 Wednesday 3 September - Tuesday 16 December (inclusive) Inset Day: Tuesday 2 September International Air Display Day: Thursday 11 September Half term: Monday 27 October - Friday 31 October (inclusive)
The College offers a number of bursaries to students in the Sixth Form whose parentsâ€™ level of income is such that they might otherwise not have the opportunity to attend JCG. Fees for 2013 - 2014 are currently ÂŁ1430 per term. For more information on our fees and bursaries available for sixth form students please contact: Mrs Sharon Parsons, PA to the Principal. Tel: 01534 516208, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Term 2015 Monday 5 January - Friday 27 March (inclusive) Half term: Monday 16 - Friday 20 February (inclusive)
Summer Term 2015 Tuesday 14 April - Friday 17 July (inclusive) Inset Day: Monday 13 April Public Holidays: Monday 4 May Half term: Monday 25 - Friday 29 May (inclusive)
Whole College Open Evening Wednesday 2 October A level Options Evening Thursday 21 November Application deadline Friday 31 January Interviews March - April GCSE results Thursday 21 August
WHAT DO I DO NEXT? JCG Class of 2013 Leavers’ Breakfast
What do I do next?
Who will support me?
For Year 11 already attending JCG
We are aware that the next two years of your education are extremely busy and important. Consequently all our staff are here to offer care, support and encouragement.
• Attend our Open Evening to find out more about your potential A level studies • Speak to your current subject teacher or a Head of
Your teacher will discuss any curriculum issues with you and ensure that you are up to date and achieving your full potential.
Department about the subject and your suitability for it
• Attend your post 16 interview, held with a senior member
• Confirm your final choices
Your tutor is always available should you wish to discuss personal issues. In addition to this, all students attend two sessions of academic mentoring with their tutor, where you will discuss your academic progress and future targets and aspirations.
For Year 11 joining us from elsewhere
• Attend our Open Evening • Come for a look around the school with your parents
during a normal school day
Higher Education sessions are provided for all students on a weekly basis with a dedicated HE tutor in order that you can be fully prepared to make decisions about your future beyond A levels.
• Complete our application form • Attend an interview in March at JCG to discuss your
choices. This will be followed by a letter offering you a place
However, before you arrive at JCG or whilst you are here, the Head of Sixth Form is always available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
• In August contact the Head of Sixth Form to confirm your
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