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CONTENTS

BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE CONTENTS 1 I CHOOSE KGV 2 WELCOME 3 YOUR APPLICATION 4 STUDY PROGRAMMES 5 EXTRAS 6 ASPIRATIONAL EXTRAS 8 RESULTS & DESTINATIONS 11 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 15 FACILITIES 17 STUDENT SUPPORT 19 WHAT’S AVAILABLE PROGRESS COACHES 20 LEARNING CENTRE 21 CAREERS SERVICE 22 LEARNING SUPPORT 23 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES 24 KGV GOES GLOBAL 25

GUIDE TO A LEVELS 27 ANCIENT HISTORY 29 ART - FINE ART 31 ART - PHOTOGRAPHY 33 ART - TEXTILES 35 BIOLOGY 37 BUSINESS STUDIES 39 CHEMISTRY 41 CLASSICS 43 COMPUTING 45 DRAMA & THEATRE STUDIES 47 ELECTRONICS 49 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 51 ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE 53 ENGLISH LITERATURE 55 FILM STUDIES 57 FRENCH 59 GEOGRAPHY 61

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GEOLOGY 63 GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 65 HISTORY MODERN 67 LAW 69 MATHS 71 MATHS - FURTHER 73 MEDIA STUDIES 75 MUSIC 77 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 79 PHILOSOPHY 81 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 83 PHYSICS 85 PSYCHOLOGY 87 SOCIOLOGY 89 SPANISH 91

GUIDE TO BTEC SUBSIDIARIES

93 APPLIED SCIENCE 95 BUSINESS 97 CREATIVE MEDIA 99 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 101 ICT 103 LAW 105 MUSIC 107 PERFORMING ARTS 109 SPORT 111

GUIDE TO BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMAS ART & DESIGN 115 BUSINESS 117 CREATIVE MEDIA 119 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 121 ICT 123 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 125 SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 127 WHERE TO FIND US 129


‘THE BEHAVIOUR OF LEARNERS IS EXEMPLARY.’ ‘...TEACHING IS INSPIRING WHICH MOTIVATES AND CHALLENGES LEARNERS’ - OFSTED 2015

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welcome

FROM ANNE-MARIE FRANCIS ACTING PRINCIPAL

Welcome to the King George V College 2016 prospectus. I’m delighted that you’re thinking about joining us. I know there is a lot to consider and you have some major decisions to make. This prospectus will give you some insight into what the College can offer you and is designed to help you make good choices. We have an excellent national reputation for achievement. The majority of our subjects regularly achieve pass rates of 100% and over 56% of these passes are at the highest levels, from A* in Advanced Levels to Distinctions in BTEC Diplomas. These fantastic results are achieved through outstanding teaching and learning and exceptional support, coupled with the very best in care and guidance provided by our expert team of Progress Coaches. We will have high expectations of you and we want to challenge and support you in equal measure, a dynamic combination that will ensure a fulfilling and successful two years of study. Enrolling on to the right course is crucial if you are to achieve your dreams and ambitions. We are experienced in supporting students

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to take their next step, whether that is University, Higher Education or employment, and our success rates are extremely high. Do come in and meet us and have a look at the College during one of our Open Evenings. You will find a College with a distinctive ethos and a characterful environment. You will not simply be a cog in a larger machine. We are small enough to have a real sense of care, community and belonging; but we also offer the largest range of A Level and BTEC courses in the area. Your study programme will be built around you, your individual needs and your career ambitions. Additionally you will develop a range of work and personal skills to equip you for success for the rest of your life – as well as a set of unforgettable memories. Our students are at the heart of all we do, we value each and every individual and as a student at KGV you will have a strong voice in the College ensuring we remain energised and vibrant. We are committed to helping you realise your potential and build your future. It really is the right time to choose KGV. Anne-Marie Francis Acting Principal


YOUR APPLICATION BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE

LOOK AROUND…

OPEN EVENING - 12 OCTOBER 2016 (5-8PM) OPEN EVENING - 9 FEBRUARY 2017 (5-8PM)

APPLY

We recommend that you have applied before the 31st January to ensure that you have plenty of time to complete the application process before your GCSEs start.

DISCUSS YOUR COURSES

You will be invited to attend a Course Discussion at the College on one of the following dates:

30 NOVEMBER 2016 7 FEBRUARY 2017 22 MARCH 2017

12 JANUARY 2017 21 FEBRUARY 2017 26 APRIL 2017

Following this appointment you will receive confirmation of your offer of a place to study at KGV.

TRY OUT YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME

Try out your courses, explore our facilities and meet our staff at

APPLICANT DAY 28 JUNE 2017

ENROL AS AN OFFICIAL KGV STUDENT

You will be invited to enrol at KGV on 24 day that your GCSE results come out.

AUGUST 2017, the same

START YOUR STUDIES

Our First Year Welcome Day will take place on 1 SEPTEMBER 2017. Get to know everyone and find your way around College before term starts on 4

SEPTEMBER 2017.

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STUDY PROGRAMMES

We offer three different types of Advanced Level study programme at KGV. Choose one from the following:

ALL STUDY PROGRAMMES REQUIRE A C (grade 4) OR ABOVE IN MATHS OR ENGLISH

A LEVEL PROGRAMME

MIXED PROGRAMME

BTEC PROGRAMME

Choose:

Choose:

CHOOSE:

A combination of 3 A Levels and BTEC Subsidiaries

3 A Level subjects*

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

4 A* - B grades at GCSE plus any subject specific requirements

5 A*-C grades at GCSE plus subject specific entry requirements

What’s involved? A Levels are traditional, academic qualifications offered by schools and colleges. They’re highly valued by universities and employers and are completed over 2 years. For most subjects, all exams will take place at the end of your second year however there are still some modular subjects.

What’s involved? The Mixed Study Programme allows you to choose a combination of A Level and BTEC Subsidiaries. BTEC Subsidiaries are Level 3 Advanced Qualifications, each equivalent to one A Level, and are widely recognised and valued at Universities across the Country. This flexible programme encourages students to choose a range of courses that play to your strengths and interests.

Either 1 BTEC Extended Diploma or 3 BTEC Subsidiaries

Entry requirements: 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including C or above in GCSE Maths or English

What’s involved? Our BTEC courses will give you hands-on practical experience within an area of study. Choose a BTEC Extended Diploma if you would like to study one subject in lots of detail or three BTEC Subsidiary courses if you would prefer to study a range of vocational subjects. Whichever BTEC route you choose, you will leave us with qualifications which are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

* Exceptional students may discuss the opportunity to take 4 subjects at course discussion.

EXTRAS

Add to your study programme course related Extras that will develop your transferable skills and enhance your CV, giving you the edge when applying to University or employment. You can organise a work experience placement, explore a different continent during a World Challenge expedition or compete in our Sports Academy. Find out more about KGV Extras on page 6. If you’re unsure about what study programme is best for you, give our Admissions Team a call on 01704 530 601.

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Extras

DEVELOP YOUR WORK RELATED SKILLS

In addition to your chosen courses, your study programme will include Extras – Extra opportunities that will develop your transferable skills, extend your subject knowledge and add that wow factor to your CV or University Application. You will have the chance to sign up to KGV Extras at our annual Freshers’ Fair which takes place during the first year Welcome Day.

KGV EXTRAS INCLUDE: British Sign Language BTEC Music Tech Showcase Christian Union Computing Cypher Challenge Debating Group Drama Production Duke of Edinburgh Electronic Music Making Extended Project Qualification - (page 8) Film Club First Aid Training The Kollective (Media and Music) Entry Level & GCSE Classical Greek Heart Start KGV Radio Entry Level & GCSE Latin Lawyers of Tomorrow Maths Olympiad Maths Senior Team Challenge Medical Society Music Groups including Choir, Instrumental Group and Jazz Band Sporting Activities Student Direct Teachers of Tomorrow Work Experience Placements World Challenge (page 25)

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interested? you can apply through the kgv website

our sports academy is an opportunity for student athletes to become a sports scholar and specialise in one of THE following sports: football, netball, rugby, badminton, or further develop in a sport you might be participating IN outside of college. benefits of being a sports scholar:

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• subsidised kit

• priority places on external qualifications

• strength conditioning programmes

• sports science analysis

• fast track onto aoc regional and national teams

• tailored training into your individualised study

• regular fixtures in aoc leagues

• guidance to future career paths


aspirational extras EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an opportunity for students to expand your study by embarking on a self-directed project on a topic of your own choice. You will plan, research, and develop your initial idea into a project which will take form in a research based written report and can be accompanied by a production (charity event, fashion show, sports event etc) or an artefact (piece of art, computer game etc). Past students have completed projects on a range of different areas, varying from The French Revolution, to Fracking, to Representations in Ancient Cultures. The EPQ gives students the chance to be creative and curious. Although a project may be directly related to your main study programmes, you can explore concepts beyond the course content. This develops your independent study skills and will help you to stand out when applying for university or a future career.

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aspirational extras MEDSOC

The KGV Medical Society offers support to students applying for medicine, veterinary school, pharmacology, optometry and other medical sciences. The College hosts guest speakers such as ex-KGV medics and professors who can provide you with insight into current scientific research and information on the range of medical professions that are out there. You will also receive specialist support with your university application and mock interview practice to ensure you are well prepared to start your career in medicine.

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aspirational extras LAWYERS OF TOMORROW

Lawyers of Tomorrow is an exciting Aspirational Extra at KGV, open to all students who are considering a future career in Law. Running in partnership with Fletchers Solicitors and the University of Law, this unique scheme offers you the chance to gain some valuable work experience and ultimately earn a trailblazer apprenticeship with the firm whilst studying for a law degree. Other benefits of the Lawyers of Tomorrow programme include: talks from legal professionals, trips to the Supreme Court and Central Criminal Court in London, preparation for law university entrance admissions tests, and tailored careers advice on university applications, legal apprenticeships and employment routes in the legal profession.

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RESULTS 2016 BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE

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99.7% a level pass rate81% grades a*- C over 56% high grades 100% btec pass rate 97% distinction or above 70% triple distinction*


This year, our staff and students achieved an outstanding set of results placing King George V College 5.5% above the national average rates for post-16 advanced level providers. 80% of the College’s students achieved grades of A* to C, while over 55% received the highest possible grades and the college’s overall A-level pass rate is an impressive 99.7% with a significant number of subject areas achieving 100% high grades. The College also achieved a 100% pass rate for BTEC Advanced Level Extended Diplomas with 97% of these at Distinction grade or above and 70% of students achieving triple Distinction *.

will cope

Geography (A*), Geology (A), Maths (A),

sam walby

Chemistry (A), Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*), Physics (A*)

physics at imperial college, london “I hope to become a professional physicist in the future.”

bethany payet

Fine Art (A*), Biology (A), Psychology (A*),

fine art at lancaster university “My teachers are the best! So approachable and easy to talk to and they keep you interested in lessons.”

geology at durham university “My results are a real accolade, not only to me but also my teachers who have been so supportive.”

mark jump

Music (A), Maths (A), Philosophy (A),

music at leeds university “The learning environment at KGV helped me to mature and become more independent which I think has prepared me well for university.”

sarah lunt

Biology (A*), Geology (A*), Maths (A*),

biology at durham university “I’m so pleased with my results. My highlight of studying at KGV was the Geology trip to Arran!”

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DESTINATIONS 2016 BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE

currently, 12 kgv alumni are studying at oxford or cambridge university

oxbridge success

This year’s outstanding results have enabled our students to successfully secure places to study at prestigious Universities across the country. Five of our 2016 leavers progressed on to Oxford or Cambridge University to study courses including Modern Languages, Medicine and Law. They will join seven other KGV Alumni who are currently studying at these elite Universities. 89% of our students secured a place at their first choice University with popular destinations including the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Durham and Imperial College London. We also have a number of previous students studying across the globe in countries such as Italy, Canada and the United States. Whichever destination you choose, KGV will offer you the support and knowledge you need to succeed and form a strong foundation on which to build your future.

rebecca stephens

(former Greenbank High School)

to read Modern languages (french) at hertford College, oxford

cameron neilson

(former Birkdale High School)

to read law at magdalen College, oxford

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maddy richards

alec morley

LUCY WRIGHT

(former Birkdale High School)

(former Greenbank High School)

to read Medicine at gonville and caius College, Cambridge

to read Medicine at Kings College, Cambridge

(former Tarleton Academy)

to read biological sciences at keble College, oxford


what our students say ABOUT KING GEORGE V

KGV is a great college with great teachers as proven with last year’s results. I enjoy coming here every day to learn and see my friends.”

Lauren Hodson

“Each teacher has their own unique way of teaching which allows me to produce more creative work.”

Calvin Chiu

I chose KGV because it offered A Level subjects that weren’t available at my High School and teachers really care about your progress.”

Grace Halton

“Lessons are always fun and interesting.”

Alicia Caples

“KGV has a friendly working environment where teachers are helpful and dedicated to helping students do the best they can.”

ellie halfpenny

I like how similar to university KGV is, in the sense that teachers give you the freedom to work independently. Tom Bowker

I chose KGV because of the committed, dedicated teachers and the range of subjects they had to offer. The college is really geared up to help us achieve our potential.”

“The learning environment is relaxed and teachers see you as a peer rather than just a number.”

Mark Jump

Laura Bricklebank “I have progressed a lot since being at KGV.” Rebecca Burke

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE

NURSING

kendall wareing

KGV LEAVER 2013 BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

‘KGV opened my eyes to the variety of jobs available in the health care sector. I received lots of support from my progress coach with my application to study nursing. Once I qualify I hope to gain a permanent job working on A&E.’

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CIVIL SERVICE FAST TRACK APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

JOE GLENNY KGV LEAVER 2014

BUSINESS, PSYCHOLOGY AND MODERN HISTORY

‘I work as a personal assistant for one of the Directors at the Department for Work and Pensions at the Civil Service, whilst also working towards a Level 4 HNC in Business and a Level 4 NVQ in Business Administration. I’m enjoying the job and it’s nice to be earning a good salary straight after college!’

JOURNALIST AT THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT

KAYE WIGGINS KGV LEAVER 2005

ENGLISH LITERATURE, FRENCH, HISTORY AND POLITICS

‘I’ve always wanted to work in journalism and KGV gave me the opportunity to try my hand at it, as editor of the college history magazine. The friends I made at KGV are still my closest friends now, twelve years after we met.’

TRAINING TO BECOME A COMMERCIAL PILOT

OLIVER RANKIN KGV LEAVER 2009

FURTHER MATHS, PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS

‘After gaining a Masters in Aerospace Engineering at University of Liverpool, I started on easyJet’s Multicrew Pilot’s Licence (MPL) programme during which I’ve completed training in New Zealand and Arizona, USA. My teachers at KGV were passionate about their subjects and their enthusiasm made their lessons highly interesting end enjoyable - they helped make me the person I am today.’

USA FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP

ANDREW BENNETT

KGV LEAVER 2014 BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT

‘I’m studying a degree in Sports Exercise Science as part of a Football Scholarship in the USA. I have been in California for the past two years and I’m about to transfer to Pennsylvania. All the staff at KGV were great, especially Darren (Sport course leader) who helped me prepare to study in America.’


TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN SOUTH KOREA

danielle robinson KGV LEAVER 2009

ENGLISH LANGUAGE, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY ‘KGV gave me the knowledge and guidance I needed to go on and study a degree in English and a PGCE at University. The support I received from the teachers inspired me to become a teacher myself, opening up opportunities for me to teach in South Korea.’

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FACILITIES

BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE King George V boasts a multimillion pound campus offering students some of the best facilities in the local area. Study in our state of the art Learning Centre, an extensive workspace offering the ideal spot to get ahead with homework, coursework or extra reading. Relax and refuel in our spacious College Canteen with comfortable seating, affordable

meals and snacks, and a Starbucks Coffee shop. Burn off some energy in our Sports Hall, Dance Studio or private Fitness Suite which you can use free of charge. Experiment in our recently refurbished, fully equipped Science Labs. Our fantastic facilities will enhance your learning.

“classroom space and resources are of a high standard.� - OFSTED 2015

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ÂŁ4 million Creative Arts Building has Our new

bespoke facilities for students studying Art & Design, Drama, Performance, Film & Media and Music courses. It houses four custom made Art studios, a multipurpose performance theatre, a music recording studio, music rehearsal rooms and new film and media studios.

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STUDENT SUPPORT WHAT’S AVAILABLE?

To ensure that every student has the best chance of reaching their academic potential, we offer a wealth of support at KGV. We understand that happy students are successful students and can provide you with advice, guidance and assistance when needed. From discovering your dream job in our Careers department, to talking through any concerns during a one to one with your personal progress coach – we are here to help!

SUPPORT SERVICES CAREERS

COLLEGE COUNSELLOR

FINANCIAL SUPPORT 16-19 BURSARY

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PROGRESS COACHES

LEARNING SUPPORT

STUDENT SERVICES

STUDENT reps


STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRESS COACHES

alex

jane

steve

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Our Progress coaches will support you during your time at KGV, to ensure you successfully complete your chosen programme of study. They’re here to give you guidance, challenge and encouragement through monitoring your academic progress and attendance at all classes. You will attend group sessions once a week with your progress coach, who will deliver a programme of work related and life skills. They also arrange 1:1 interviews with you to discuss your progress and will support and guide you with applications for university.

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STUDENT SUPPORT THE LEARNING CENTRE

THE LEARNING CENTRE

The Learning Centre offers a great space for you to extend your subject knowledge through independent study. Students can access thousands of resources online and through the library catalogue, and friendly staff are on hand to offer any further support students may require. With shared computer space for over one hundred students and individual study rooms, the LC really is a supportive learning environment for all.

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STUDENT SUPPORT CAREERS

Here at King George V we are committed to providing all our students with an outstanding level of Careers education, information, advice and guidance. Located in the Learning Centre, career services include one to one appointments, drop in and group information sessions delivered by Higher Education and Employment professionals, employability workshops and application guidance sessions. Whether you have an idea on what you want to do after your time at King George V College or not, making the decision is never easy. Whatever path you choose to take,

our approachable and friendly staff have expertise in writing CVs, cover letters and job applications and can provide you with professional and impartial advice to help guide you towards a successful career in your chosen field. This year, our annual Careers Fair was held in partnership with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. The event, which saw our current students joined by over 400 students from local high schools, was a great opportunity for networking with representatives from our partner employers along with universities, training providers, gap year organisations, student finance and other local organisations.

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STUDENT SUPPORT LEARNING SUPPORT

Our Learning Support Team offer tailored support and guidance to ensure that every student has a positive and rewarding learning experience at the College. The Team is made up of Learning Support Tutors, Facilitators and other specialist staff who can offer support to suit your individual needs. Our support helps students to achieve their academic potential, enjoy their time at College and progress to employment or Higher Education.

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Each year approximately

10%

of students request some additional learning support.

Our accessible campus includes a fully equipped Learning Support Centre, specialist IT software and other specialist equipment including tablets for loan. The Learning Support Team are here to help you with your College application if you need us. Call us to discuss your individual needs (01704 530601)


STUDENT support

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

Student Representatives are a body of students whose role is to gather student feedback on all areas of college life, to highlight issues and make suggestions to improve KGV. We support our peers and bring about positive changes across College.

student direct Student Reps are part of our Student Direct Extra. You can also get involved by becoming a Student Ambassador or joining our Social and Charity Committee.

Last year, we introduced a recycling scheme in the College Canteen, worked together with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to rework the study day, organised an end of year Awards Event and started up an LGBTQ+ support group.

We meet once a term and A MEMBER OF SLT is present in all of our meetings allowing us to feedback and implement changes quickly. talk to us if you have an idea of how to make kgv even better.

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KGV GOES GLOBAL BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE

Trips to both national and international destinations across the world give our students the chance to put theory learned into practice, explore a new culture and develop work related skills. Study at KGV and you could find yourself visiting Freud’s hometown in Vienna with the Psychology department, trekking up a mountain in Costa Rica during a World Challenge Expedition, or observing climate change in action during a trip to Iceland’s impressive glaciers.

SNOWDONIA 2016

HARRY POTTER WORLD, LONDON 2015

northern ireland 2016

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THAILAND 2015

ICELAND 2015


PARIS 2015

VIENNA, AUSTRIA 2016 VIENNA, AUSTRIA 2016

ICELAND 2015

THAILAND 2015

THAILAND 2015

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A GUIDE TO A LEVELS WHAT ARE A LEVELS?

A Levels are traditional, academic qualifications offered by schools and colleges for 16-19 year olds. They’re highly valued by universities and employers and are usually completed over two years. WHAT WILL I STUDY? At KGV we offer over 30 A Levels in every subject area imaginable, from Ancient History to Spanish! If you choose to go for a full time A Level Programme, you will study three subjects over two years. If you achieve all A*-A grades at GCSE you may request to study four subjects. If you opt to study A Levels as part of our Mixed Programme, you will choose a combination of three A Level courses and BTEC Subsidiaries which are each equivalent to one A Level. Find out more about the different study programmes on page 5.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? Most A Level subjects are assessed through examinations at the end of your two years of study, however, for some subjects you may also have examinations at the end of your first year.

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WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT? Each A Level that you complete will be graded A*- U. In order to pass a subject, you must achieve a grade E or above. Our pass rate at the College is 99.7% and 81% of our students achieve grades A*-C.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY A LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS IN THE FUTURE? University is the natural progression for our A Level students and a strong set of A Levels can open doors to some of the most elite Universities in the country, including Oxford and Cambridge. A Level qualifications are also held in high regard by employers, so if employment is your preferred option after College you will be well equipped to enter into the world of work.

TOP TIP If you’re unsure what you want to do in the future, choose a broad range of subjects which will open lots of doors to careers in a variety of industries. Be sure to choose at least one core subject like Maths, English or a Science, as these courses are greatly valued by universities and employers, no matter what industry you end up specialising in.


“i chose to study at kgv as it’s the best local college and it has a large variety of a-level courses to choose from.” Martyna wojciechowska

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sam keeble Sacred Heart Catholic School Ancient History, Electronics and Classics “The teaching in Ancient History is exceptional. Julia provides a fantastic style that is unmatched! I enjoy the relaxed and encouraging atmosphere at KGV and I’ve learnt much more here than anywhere else in my educational career. I hope to follow University with a teaching career in a humanities subject.”

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ANCIENT HISTORY AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Ancient History: Classical Civilisation Government & Politics Modern History Course related Extras: Entry level/GCSE Latin Entry level/GCSE Classical Greek EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION

If you enjoy films like Gladiator or 300, or playing computer games like Rome: Total War, then Ancient History is the course for you! Ancient History is the study of the civilisations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, with particular emphasis on political, social, and military history. Studying Ancient History will give you lots of factual knowledge, but it will also teach you how to build an argument, to put source material into its historical context and to see how the same piece of evidence could be used to argue both sides of a question. Our Ancient History course at KGV uses an unusual combination of modules which give you the chance to study the history of the 2nd Peloponnesian War whilst also reading the comedy that was produced during this conflict (an ancient equivalent of Mock the Week or Have I Got News For You), which gives a real sense of what mattered to ordinary people in this period of history.

YOU WILL STUDY ... Our course includes a mixture of topics, all linked by the civilisations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome.

We study the rise and fall of Sparta, the state with the most powerful infantry in Greece, and how Sparta and her allies came into conflict with Athens, the major naval power, in the Peloponnesian Wars. We also study some of Aristophanes’ political comedies, written during this period, which make fun of Athenian politicians, philosophers, writers and other celebrities. On the Roman side, we study how Augustus created a new concept – the idea of an emperor of Rome – out of the ashes of the Roman Republic.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE The Ancient History department at KGV has an excellent track record of encouraging students to aim high and apply to top universities. Since 2001, no less than 21 students have progressed to Oxford to study for a degree in Ancient History, and many other students have achieved places at top Russell Group universities like King’s, University College London, Durham, and Edinburgh. Former Ancient History students from KGV are now working in museums, publishing, journalism, the civil service (including the Foreign Office), the armed forces and teaching in Further and Higher Education.

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bethany payet Range High School Fine Art, Biology and Psychology “I enjoy Fine Art at KGV because of the excellent teaching and resources, and the opportunities to be creative and constantly improve. I chose to study at KGV because of the subjects on offer - Fine Art, Psychology, Biology and Film Studies. I plan on doing a Fine Art degree and have offers from Lancaster, Chester, Sheffield Hallam and Leeds University.”

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FINE ART AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Fine Art: Photography TEXTILES MEDIA Course related Extras: ROYAL ACADEMY LIFE DRAWING WORLD CHALLENGE FILM CLUB

This course covers the broad areas of Fine Art as a discipline. You will be introduced to a wide variety of possibilities which will help you develop your own practice as an artist. As well as painting and drawing, you will be able to explore and experiment with other media including printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital manipulation and appropriate combinations of media. Working alongside professional and established artists from the Royal Academy of Arts will be part of the Extra opportunities that you can expect alongside a wealth of workshops, trips and creative experiences. You will work in an expressive and personal way and will be engaging with social and cultural issues. You will be expected to develop an open and exploratory approach to your work and to form informed opinions, with an increasing awareness of contemporary issues. Regular visits to national and international galleries will be arranged also.

YOU WILL STUDY...

approaches whilst researching the work of other practitioners, understanding the creative industries and exploring your own portfolio pathway. All A-Level Art courses include a history of art element running through the heart of each course.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE The visual arts are a major part of British Industry. The subject will give you a head start into developing creative problem solving skills that are useful in all kinds of work areas. Fine Art is a good basis for other visual art areas such as Interior Design, Product Design or Art History. Past students have gone on to work in industries such as architecture, creative media and television, fashion design and graphic design as well as working as successful full time artists. Our students have gone on to study Fine Art at The Royal College of Art London, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, Leeds School of Art, University of Sheffield, University of Birmingham, John Moores University and many more!

A personal pathway within painting, drawing and lens based imagery. You will discover sculpture, CAD, printmaking, mixed media and interdisciplinary

@KGVArt_Design

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ellie halfpenny Christ the King Catholic High School Photography, Film Studies, History “Photography at KGV is challenging but also really enjoyable and very rewarding. The teachers are helpful and passionate about the subject. KGV has a friendly working environment where teachers are dedicated to helping students do the best they can. I plan on going to university and aspire to work in the media.”

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PHOTOGRAPHY AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Photography: FINE ART TEXTILES MEDIA STUDIES Course related Extras: ROYAL ACADEMY LIFE DRAWING FILM CLUB TEACHERS OF TOMORROW

Those who have lens based skills have the opportunity to apply them over a range of art and design industries. They are creative individuals who develop their skills within commercial studio photography, film, TV, animation, cinematography, fashion, architectural and scientific photography – just to mention a few. Past KGV Students have gone on to work in the industry via university, apprenticeships, or working freelance. Recent positions have included Fashion Photographer, Camera Key Grip, Website Design Director, Freelance animation and commercial freelance photography.

YOU WILL STUDY... A personal pathway within lens based studies covering disciplines such as documentary photography, portrait photography, and editorial photography. You will discover fashion photography, fine art photography, animation, architectural, city and seascape photography. We will also introduce you to the concept of interdisciplinary approaches, working with other art students and creative media opportunities. Researching the work of other practitioners, understanding the creative industries and exploring your own portfolio pathway make for an exciting course. All A-Level Art courses include a history of art and photography element running through the heart of the course.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE The Visual Arts are a major part of British Industry. This subject will give you a head start into developing creative problem solving skills that are useful in all kinds of work areas. Also, Photography at A level is a good basis for other visual arts such as Media, Film and crossing over into Art and Design disciplines like Graphic Design and Animation. Past students have gone on to work in Creative Media and Television, Fashion Photography and the Graphic Design industry as well as working as successful full time commercial Photographers. Our students have gone on to study Photography at Glasgow School of Art, Leeds School of Art, University of Leeds, John Moores University, University of Farnham, University of Nottingham and many more.

@KGVArt_Design

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ART - graphics BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE

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GRAPHICS AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Graphic Design: BUSINESS STUDIES PHOTOGRAPHY MEDIA STUDIES Course related Extras: WORLD CHALLENGE LIFE DRAWING WITH THE ROYAL ACADEMY TEACHERS OF TOMORROW

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This Graphic Design course covers a broad based area of visual communication and design. You will be introduced to a wide variety of design possibilities which will help you develop your own practice as a designer. As well as researching, observing and designing, you will be able to explore and experiment with other media including photography, editorial design, digital manipulation and appropriate combinations of media. As part of the enrichment experience you can expect alongside a wealth of workshops, local and international trips and creative experiences. You will be expected to develop an open and exploratory approach to your work and to develop informed design skills, with an increasing awareness of contemporary issues.

YOU WILL STUDY... As a Graphic Design student at King George V College you will be introduced to a wide variety of design possibilities which will help you develop your own practice as a designer. As well as researching, observing and designing, you will be able to explore and experiment with other media including photography, editorial design and digital manipulation. This subject will give you a head start with developing the ability to visually communicate in many fields of the design industry allowing you to explore signage, adverts, menus, editorials, graphic novels, packaging labels, designer labels, websites, TV graphics and much more. There are two assessed components of the course: a personal investigation and externally set assignment. The personal investigation consists of a major in-depth, practical, critical and theoretical investigative project/theme-based portfolio. For the externally set assignment you will develop a personal response to one of a varied range of stimuli. Developing your response during a preparatory study period culminating in 15 hour sustained focus study.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE This is an exciting, innovative and challenging course enabling students to understand how ideas are generated and producing finished outcomes. Past students have gone on to work in the animation, graphic design studios, illustration and the wider graphic design industry.


LAIKEN JERVIS Deyes High School Textiles, English Language, BTEC Health & Social Care “I enjoy studying Textiles at KGV because it gives me the opportunity to be really creative and we learn new artistic techniques every lesson. The teachers are very helpful and push you to achieve to the best of your abilities. I plan to do an apprenticeship in events management, to gain both a wider knowledge of the career and experience before starting uni the following year.”

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TEXTILES AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Textiles: Photography FINE ART BUSINESS Course related Extras: ROYAL ACADEMY LIFE DRAWING MEDIA STUDIES TEACHERS OF TOMORROW

This course will explore a wide variety of routes in textiles including fashion and textile arts. The course will help you develop your own practice as an artist and a designer. Working alongside professional and established fashion designers and textile artists will be part of the Extra opportunities that you can expect alongside a wealth of workshops, trips and creative experiences. Ultimately the course prepares you and your portfolio of work for the next step in your career progression to University or design practice. You will work in an expressive and personal way and will be engaging with areas such as fabric innovation, design development, fashion illustration / photography, interior design and much more. You will be expected to develop an open and exploratory approach to your work and to develop a protfolio of responses to themes set. Visits to galleries and fashion shows such as Paris and London fashion week help to inspire your studies.

YOU WILL STUDY... You can expect to study a very personal pathway within embroidery, embellishment, fabric innovation, surface pattern, printed textiles and sculptural textiles for both fashion and interiors. You will also be introduced to the concept of interdisciplinary approaches, researching the work of other artists and designers, understanding the creative industries and exploring your own portfolio pathway. All A-Level Art courses include a history of art, craft and design element running through the heart of each course.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE The Fashion and Textiles sectors are an important part of the creative industries. This subject will give you a head start into developing creative problem solving skills that are useful in all kinds of work areas. Also, Textile design is a good basis for other visual art areas such as Interior Design or Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Theatre and Costume Design...the list is endless. Past students have gone on to work in Fashion Design, Fashion Photography and Textile Art, Costume Design and Fabric Design for the Automobile Industry. Other KGV artists have progressed to study Fashion and Textiles related courses, most recently at: The Royal College of Fashion London, Manchester University, Leeds School fo Art, University of Huddersfield, University of Sheffield, University of Birmingham, and many more.

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BIOLOGY AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Biology: Chemistry Physics Maths

“Just as the last century was regarded as the golden age of physics, so it is becoming increasingly clear that the 21st is the century of biology.” Jim Al-Kahlili, author of Quantum and Paradox.

Course related Extras: BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD MEDICAL SOCIETY LATIN/GREEK GCSE

Biology makes use of the tools provided by Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics to allow us to understand the natural world. At KGV you will build on your current understanding of biological systems and gain a greater depth of understanding. We have a strong emphasis on the practical application of biological concepts. As a Biology student at KGV, you will be expected to complete practicals each week to cement your understanding of the theoretical content of the course. You will be taught by teachers who are experts in their fields, who have a wealth of experience in achieving the best grades and enabling KGV students to progress onto careers such as medicine, veterinary sciences, dentistry and the biological sciences.

YOU WILL STUDY... Our syllabus requires us to complete a variety of practical activities and investigations. We experiment with biological molecules and their detection in foods; complete dissections of the heart and lungs; investigate the effect of antibiotics on E. coli; use enzymes to see the effect they have on biological reactions; and we visit Chester Zoo to discover the methods and challenges involved in conservation.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE The KGV Biology department has a rich history of helping our students progress on to a host of well-respected degree programmes and careers. In 2015 twelve of our Biologists progressed on to university to study medicine. This year two students, Alec and Lucy, gained places at the University of Cambridge, to study medicine and many of our students progressed on to the most selective universities in the country to study medicine, pharmacy, ophthalmology, radiography and a variety of biological science degrees.

hannah howard Greenbank High School Biology, Chemistry, and Geography “I enjoy being able to learn about such a diverse range of topics. I love how basic biological ideas and techniques can link together to explain fascinating theories. I particularly enjoy human biology, amongst my favourite topics

are genetics and adaptations for transport. I chose to study at KGV because it was a local college offering the subjects I was interested in. I plan to study Biomedical Science at Liverpool University and then continue further study for a higher degree to become a research scientist.”

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lucy sawkins Meols Cop High School Business, Economics and Spanish “I thoroughly enjoy studying Business at KGV due to the level of teaching being outstanding. I love how lessons are always different, being fun, creative and engaging. I feel I am constantly improving. I chose to study at KGV because I loved the taster days and gifted and talented programme which gave me a feel for what the college was like. I would like to go on to university to study Business Management with Language (Spanish). Hopefully I will have my own business in the future.�

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BUSINESS AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Business: Law IT Course related Extras: CHARITY AMBASSADORS EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT

You will study all the major aspects of the corporate world. This is not a dry factual study - we concern ourselves with how real businesses are making real life decisions today! Due to its relevance in modern society and the breadth and depth of study, Business is an ideal subject for preparation for many degree programmes. It is also a valuable subject for employment as you will have a firm grounding in the day-to-day running of a business. As well as providing excellent teaching, all of our staff have also worked in business and we pride ourselves on offering an exciting and rewarding experience for learners which includes many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom via regular visiting speakers and annual trips to Liverpool, London, and New York to support your learning! Our results are excellent.

YOU WILL STUDY... Our course provides progression, not repetition, from GCSE Business, while appropriately supporting students new to the subject (you don’t need to have studied Business at GCSE). We analyse how businesses respond strategically to the changes they face, and current issues that impact on business, such as the digital economy. You’ll learn up to date concepts using current real world examples. This course truly reflects today’s global world with a focus on current global issues.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE With 100% pass rates, high grades well above national averages, and excellent employability skills it’s no surprise that our Business students go on to do some wonderful things! Over 40% love the subject so much that they choose to study a related degree at a range of different universities across the country including the Universities of Liverpool, Bristol and Durham. We currently have many other ex-students in Business Higher Apprenticeships with top companies such as Santander, Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Civil Service.

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CAMERON NEILSON Birkdale High School Chemistry, Biology and Maths “I enjoy Chemistry as we do a large number of practicals which allows us to see the theory we’ve learned in practice. This makes the lessons interesting and feels like they have a real world application. There is an excellent level of teaching providing constant support. Study sessions are always helpful along with homework and exam feedback. I chose KGV as it was a short distance away with friendly teachers and good facilities. I am going to study Law at Oxford University.”

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CHEMISTRY AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Chemistry: MATHEMATICS Physics LAW Course related Extras: Chemistry Olympiad MedICAL SOCIETY LAWYERS OF TOMORROW

Many students initially choose to study Chemistry for a career in medicine, veterinary sciences, pharmaceuticals or dentistry but find that they are inspired to pursue chemistry and related science courses at degree. It is also a subject which is valued by university Law departments due to the analytical and evaluative skills which are developed by the course. As well as these skills, you can expect to gain practical experience with a wide range of experimental techniques. The course is split into Physical, Inorganic and Organic chemistry topics which will build on your GCSE knowledge and give you the foundation to make informed decisions about the role of chemistry in everyday life.

YOU WILL STUDY... Chemistry A level is a very varied course involving: Physical Chemistry looks at how atoms interact with each other, why they react with each other and how we can influence this. Organic Chemistry looks at the amazing number of useful compounds that contain carbon such as fuels, pharmaceuticals, solvents and plastics. Inorganic Chemistry looks at all the elements of the periodic table aside from carbon, their properties and the compounds they form. It is a very practical based subject and here at KGV we have well equipped laboratories allowing you to develop and demonstrate your analytical and investigative skills through practical experimentation.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE An A level in Chemistry is often a requirement of Pharmacy, Geology, Biochemistry, Medicine and Dentistry degrees, but Chemistry is also a well-respected subject amongst the top UK Universities for other degree subjects. Chemistry students develop many skills prized by universities and employers such as problem solving, numeracy, communication, creativity and data analysis. A large proportion of KGV Chemists choose to continue studying Chemistry at University or a medical related degree such as Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacology. Other previous destinations include Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds, Diagnostic Radiography at Bangor University, Biomedical Science at St Georges University of London and Geoscience at Keele University.

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jessica baker Lathom High School Classical Civilisation, Fine Art, Ancient History “Studying a course that looks at both Greece and Rome from a society basis allows you to understand the privileges we have now and how far we’ve come as a more equal society. Julia is a very supportive teacher who accommodates our needs. She also teaches each area in great detail and makes sure you understand and is open to discussion. I plan on studying Ancient History and Archaeology at university and then carry on into a career in these fields with a mix of the History of the Ancient World and understanding of the societies to help develop your understanding about events and help with analysis of events.”

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CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Classical Civilisation: Ancient History English Literature ART Course related Extras: Entry level/GCSE Latin Entry level/GCSE Classical Greek EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION

Studying Classical Civilisation at KGV will give you the opportunity to understand the society and culture of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, by studying at one of the top centres nationally for this subject. Our students tell us that they enjoy the wide range of the course, which covers social history, art history, mythology, drama, literature and philosophy – all linked by the common theme of the ancient world. During your time as a Classicist at KGV you will acquire a range of transferable skills including essay-writing, building an argument and analysing literature, but you will also learn some very specific skills, including how to identify different styles of architecture or date a statue.

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The backbone of our current course is formed by three major epic poems (the Iliad, the Odyssey & the Aeneid), which are all based around the mythology of the Trojan War. We also study the Roman Class system through the eyes of four different writers. For many students, the highlight of the course is the module on Greek Art & Architecture, which will change the way you look at the world around you.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE In 2015, 70% of our Classics students who chose to go university, achieved places at prestigious Russell Group universities, with the most popular destination being Edinburgh University. The Classics department at KGV has a very strong track record of encouraging students to aim high; since 2001, 21 of our students have gone on to study Classics at Oxford, and in some years our students have formed a fifth of the Oxford Classics intake. Former KGV Classics students are now working in: journalism, publishing, museums (including the British Museum), teaching, the European Commission, NATO, and the Foreign Office.

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COMPUTING AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Computing: Mathematics PHYSICS Electronics Course related Extras: DUKE OF EDINBURGH CYPHER CHALLENGE (COMPUTING) MATHS OLYMPIAD

Computing at KGV boasts an impressive 100% pass rate. The syllabus incorporates a variety of topics including conceptual models, problem solving and practical work so that you will develop a wide range of creative focussed analytical and theoretical skills. Throughout the two year course, there are plenty of opportunities to hone and develop your computing skills including access to a Cypher Challenge enrichment which will teach you how to program in other languages such as php. Computing A Level is held in high regard by universities for many courses, such as Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Physics and Maths. Computer skills are a shortage area and are in very high demand so job prospects leading on from this qualification are plentiful. Plus many of the specialist skills you will learn are applicable to multi-disciplinary areas or fields of work.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will study a wide range of topics not just the obvious one of learning how to become an expert programmer! Areas studied include how organisations manage vast quantities of ‘Big’ data and the implications of this, the fundamentals of computer design, networks and communication, and databases. In your second year, you will complete a project and will be required to investigate a practical problem following a systematic approach to problem solving.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Computing skills are extremely sought after. A very high proportion of KGV students continue on to university to do computing at degree level. Other students tend to do degree studies in closely related areas, for example Physics, Electronics or Economics. Students often develop their own interests as they progress through the A level course and the second year project offers a chance for you to specialise, whether that be in a different choice of programming language (php and C# projects are often popular) or a specialist project area, such as simulators, scientific modelling, company databases or even card game probability.

NICK JONES Maricourt Catholic High School Computing, Physics, Biology “I enjoy studying the internals of computers, and the way in which the logic of computers is explained and was discovered throughout history e.g. Turing Machine. The teaching is good. I chose to study at KGV because of the good things I’ve been told about the College previously. I like the way in which we learn for ourselves, it feels like university. I plan to study Biology at LJMU and hopefully go into the field of research Biology.”

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DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Drama & Theatre Studies: Performing Arts ANY English Media Course related Extras: DRAMA Production MUSIC GROUPS

Over the two years of the course, you will study two set texts and get the chance to make several theatre trips to experience professional performances. For your practical exams, you will work in a small group to create three pieces of theatre based on selected texts, influenced by a theatre practitioner; you will perform one of these for your exam. You will also produce a piece of devised drama in a small group again for the second part of your practical exam. Your lessons will be based in our new Creative Arts Building, where you will learn and rehearse in our spacious Drama Studio and perform to audiences of up to 150 people in the performance theatre. As you make decisions about your future, expert staff will be on hand to advise you and to help you prepare your audition pieces for drama school or university.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will explore the work of influential theatre practitioners from the traditional, such as Stanislavski, to the modern, such as Frantic Assembly Theatre Company. Set text study will be based on a range of texts taken from a variety of theatrical periods

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Students progress onto a variety of higher education courses at both university and Drama Colleges studying acting, directing, musical theatre, drama and theatre studies and performance studies. Many students have aspirations to go into the theatre business as actors, directors, design and technical staff or as theatre administrators. Other students will progress into related industries such as film, television and journalism. KGV Drama students also move on to a wide range of further training, such as studying Drama and Performing Arts at universities including Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and UCLAN or following a vocational course a drama schools such as RADA, Guildford School of Acting and ALRA College.

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“The sense of achievement you gain when a circuit you have built works is truly overwhelming.”

ben muirhead Lathom High School Electronics, Maths, Further Maths, Computing “There is a variety of good theoretical and practical aspects within lessons and lessons are taught at a very good pace for students. The teaching is extremely supportive and students have a clear grasp of electronic concepts before moving on. KGV is one of only a few colleges offering Electronics and I would highly recommend it for anybody thinking about a job in engineering. The sense of achievement you gain when a circuit you have built works is truly overwhelming. I plan to go to university to study a masters of engineering in computing, specialising in artiicial life.”

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ELECTRONICS AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Electronics: COMPUTING PHYSICS MATHEMATICS Course related Extras: CYPHER CHALLENGE (COMPUTING) EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT

KGV is a fantastic place to study Electronics. We have modern, fully equipped laboratories where every student can work individually during practical lessons throughout their two years here. We have knowledgeable staff and technicians who can support you when it is project time and this will give you a great opportunity to work on your own, building a project based on a topic of your choice that really inspires you. Labs are equipped with a set of computers running circuit simulation software as well as software that enables them to be connected to your own circuits to give you full control. We also have data logging equipment so you can really see what is going on inside your circuit even at high frequencies.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will get the opportunity to develop and demonstrate high-level constructional and communication abilities by bringing your knowledge of science, mathematics and physics into the practical applications that electronics demands. This will enable you to gain a thorough understanding of modern electronic systems and the wider social, economic and cultural impact of the subject. You will cover topics such as transistors, operational amplifiers, logic gates and timing subsystems and develop your skills in analytics, team work and problem solving. You will also learn how to take projects from concept to production and how to use your initiative to develop solutions.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Studying Electronics opens up so many doors for your future. It stands out on a university application form and former students have said it has been especially welcome when applying for physics or engineering degrees at prestigious universities as you will already know many of the topics studied at degree level. Most of our students go on to a career either in the electronics industry or working in computers, where they are highly employable due to the excellent maths and problem solving skills they have developed over the two years on this course.

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george cashin Birkenhead High School English Language, French and Geography “I enjoy learning material that is relevant to modern society as well as becoming more aware of language variations that we experience on a daily basis without realising. I chose to study at KGV in order to enhance my learning experience. I enjoy coming to KGV as I get to improve my knowledge and engage with people with similar passions. I plan on studying French at university before potentially working in a French speaking country.�

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement English Language: Sociology & Psychology English Literature any Modern Foreign Language Course related Extras: GCSE Greek/Latin British Sign Language World Challenge

What we study on the English Language A level is totally different to GCSE. English Language will give you the confidence to explore, analyse and evaluate the world around you. If you like the idea of finding out where our language comes from and where it’s going, if you like taking things to bits and looking at how they are made, if you are interested in what makes you sound the way you do, or why some words are more offensive than others or how children learn to put a sentence together like the one you’ve just read, then this could be your favourite subject. You will get a very experienced teacher and examiner; links with university research resources; access to a wide range of e learning resources; Twitter feeds; trips, guest speakers, and employability skills such as independence, communication and collaboration.

YOU WILL STUDY... We study how babies learn to talk and how children learn to develop language. We explore the different influences things like our regional backgrounds, our gender, our age or belonging to social groups might have on our words and accents and we study the ways we interact with other people. We also discover key ways in which the English Language continues to change and evolve and we evaluate what people think about it all.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE English Language A level is recognised by every university as an excellent step towards further study. Courses in Language or Literature or Linguistics are natural progressions, so if it’s forensic linguistics with its crime-solving appeal that grabs you this A level is an ideal first step. But other careers such as speech and language therapy or business, marketing or law, with their focus on people and communication, are equally well supported by this subject. Our students have gone on to study a diverse range of subjects at university such as Journalism, Zoology, Business Management, Criminology and even Fashion at prestigious universities like UCL and King’s, Liverpool, Leeds and Durham.

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abigail warner Maricourt Catholic High School English Combined, French, History, Philosophy “English is very interesting and I enjoy going to my lessons. I think it’s great that we look at both language and literature in depth. We get just the right amount of independent work and group work and I also like it when we look at things as a class as you can listen to everyone’s ideas. I am so happy that I go to KGV. I chose to study here because they offered French - my school’s sixth form didn’t and I really wanted to study it. My plan is to become a primary school teacher. I would like to study English at Liverpool or Edge Hill University followed by a Primary Education PGCE.”

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement English Language & Literature: DRAMA & THEATRE STUDIES MEDIA OR FILM STUDIES ANY MODERN FOREIGN LANGAUAGE Course related Extras: Drama Production Teachers of tomorrow BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE

This course involves exploring how writers and speakers use language to tell stories, be that in novels, plays or poems. You’ll explore how people, places, times and experiences are imagined and created and develop the terminology to critically analyse it all. You’ll also improve your skills of comparison and evaluation, essay writing, presentation and team work. You’ll get better at making your own creative writing effective in terms of style, audience and purpose. This can help in many other courses and careers. Our students have gone on to a variety of futures including journalism, business and teaching.

YOU WILL STUDY... You’ll study two great novels like The Great Gatsby or Frankenstein, one play and some modern poetry alongside an anthology of diverse types of texts about Paris. As well as the usual analysis and comparison you will be tasked to write creatively using these texts. You also get the chance to carry out an investigation into how language is used in literary and non-literary texts.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE English Language and Literature A level is recognised by every university as an excellent step towards further study. Courses in Language or Literature or Linguistics are natural progressions, so if it’s forensic linguistics with its crime-solving appeal that grabs you this A level is an ideal first step. But other careers such as medicine, speech and language therapy or business, marketing or law, with their focus on people and communication, are equally well supported by this subject. Our students have gone on to study a diverse range of subjects at university such as Journalism, Zoology, Business Management, Criminology and even Fashion at prestigious universities like UCL and King’s, Liverpool, Leeds and Durham.

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ENGLISH LITERATURE AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement English Literature: FILM/MEDIA STUDIES CLASSICS/HISTORY PHILOSOPHY Course related Extras: CREATIVE WRITING, Drama Production

The first year of A-Level English Literature at KGV is built around the theme of Love Through the Ages. In 2015-2016, students studied The Great Gatsby, Atonement, Othello, and an anthology of fourteen love poems written before 1900. In the second year, students write a coursework essay in which they compare two literary texts that they choose themselves and then three more literary texts are studied for the second examination unit. A-Level English Literature is a highly respected qualification by universities and employers alike. You can expect to develop high-level reading and analytical skills as well as the ability to think your way through problems and to assimilate large amount of information into coherent, well-structured pieces of writing.

YOU WILL STUDY... The Great Gatsby is an endearingly popular novel and has been turned into a film by Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan (watching this film in class forms part of the course). The story is one of love and loss, set against the colourful backdrop of the American 1920s. Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is a dramatic tale of jealousy and betrayal with some heartstopping scenes. In among the pre-1900 poems, you will find heartbroken men and heartless seducers as well as confident and independent women.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE English Literature students at King George V College often go on to study English or similar subjects at university. From there, typical career paths include, but are no means restricted to, teaching, law, journalism, sales, marketing, and management. The range of transferrable skills developed by the study of English Literature is enormous; an analytical mind, resourcefulness, creative, a keen eye for detail and superb communication skills are but a few of them. Two current second-year students are set to go to Oxbridge universities next year to study humanities.

jess taggart Greenbank High School English Literature, Classics, Ancient History and Latin “I enjoy learning about the context in which texts are written and how social historical background affects literature as a whole. The teaching of English Literature is focused around class discussion which is great as it means the whole class has an opportunity to join in and share information. I chose to study English to develop my essay writing skills and to gain a better understanding of literature and its composition. I like coming to KGV because the small classes allow me to personalise my learning. When I leave KGV I hope to do a degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, Celtic studies with a view to a career in curatorship.”

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aindriu green Christ the King Catholic High School Film Studies English Language & Literature, Drama & Theatre Studies “Film Studies at KGV has expanded my knowledge on a global scale to learn more about, not only the ‘film study’, but worldwide attitudes and cultures towards the foundation of society. It has taught me to think for myself and produce exceptional work, theory based and practical. I have experienced teaching which has inspired me to learn even more, as well as building independent opinions and ideas. When I leave KGV I will study a university degree to learn advanced skills that will help me to become a film director/cinematographer. When I win my Academy Award in 2025, you’ll see me winking at you. Yes, you.”

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FILM AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Film Studies: Media studies english literature photography Course related Extras: film club drama production kgv radio

At King George V, we look into film technique (mise en scene, cinematography, sound, editing) and different genres. We also look at how filmmakers use technique to create meaning, giving you the knowledge which will be applied when designing a scene from your own film. Additionally, you will explore film industries and audiences. If you want to make a film, you don’t go about it in the same way as Hollywood or large British companies do. As a spectator, you don’t necessarily want to see the same kind of films when you’re sixteen as when you’re sixty. These are the issues and debates we look at. For case studies, we look into films from Britain and Hollywood.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will have the opportunity in both first and second year to create a short film/sequence. You will have to think like a director and plan how your sequence should be shot – where, when, with who etc. – and then film it and edit it. This will give you a broad experience of the different components of work in cinema. There is also the opportunity to study several films that have been influential in recent times, including British films such as “Shaun of the Dead”, American films such as “Fight Club” and documentaries such as “Super Size Me”.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Students studying Film Studies at KGV have gone on to do a wide variety of courses at many prestigious universities in the UK, including Russell Group universities. Some have even gone on to work at different media organisations across the UK, including television channels and websites. The course offers fantastic opportunities to students who are looking to get involved in the industry, as it gives you a great deal of industry knowledge and experience that will be vital when looking for employment in the sector.

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KATHRYN STONE Merchant Taylors’ School for Girls French, Philosophy and History “I enjoy the atmosphere within our class as we all enjoy learning the language and work hard together. The teaching is very good and we get a lot of help to make sure we work to the best of our ability. I chose to study at KGV because I had heard good things from people who had been here and it offered all the subjects I wanted to do with well achieved grades. I hope to continue my education after college at university studying History.”

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FRENCH AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement French: English language english literature history Course related Extras: GCSE Latin debating GROUP eXTENDED pROJECT qUALIFICATION

Learning French will enhance your academic ability, even in your native language, and enrich your personal and cultural horizons. You will be totally immersed in French from the minute you step into the classroom. You are encouraged to develop your confidence and your skills in understanding and speaking French by being exposed to the language at all times, in a totally supportive way. The subject is greatly valued by Russell Group Universities because it is a traditional, academic discipline therefore an A Level in French can be a valuable qualification to support your future application to university. Fluency in French can also improve your career prospects in the global economy. French is the official language of the Olympic Games and one of the working languages of NATO, the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, to name but a few. At KGV, you will benefit from a host of exciting and interactive activities, both within and outside of the classroom. You will have access to one to one conversation sessions to improve your fluency, a languages club, and a trip to France.

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You will learn about the traditions, culture and customs of France, which is really enjoyable and rewarding. You will also enjoy learning about how other young people of your age are dealing with issues in France, from mobile technologies, to smart phones and music. Over the two year course your knowledge will be tested through two written exams and one oral exam.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE An A level in French can potentially open doors to careers in many prestigious professions, including law, accounting, journalism, interpreting and marketing. You could go on to work as an essential member of a diplomatic team, whether at the UN, NATO or at embassies through the Foreign Service. You could attend a French university, work at a consulting firm, be a journalist, run a bank, or become an international human rights lawyer. The opportunities are endless. This year, French A level student Rebecca Stephens has been delighted to receive an offer from Oxford University to study French, following months of hard work and intensive coaching in and out of class. Many other KGV French students have gone on to their first choice of university, or to Russell Group universities.

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GEOGRAPHY AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Geography: Geology Business Biology Course related Extras: World Challenge Duke of edinburgh charity ambassadors

Geography is a dynamic subject that will provide you with an in depth understanding of the world’s current events. Throughout the course you will learn how to observe, describe, explain, analyse and critically assess information about our world. Geography is unique in linking the social and natural sciences, and supportive tutors at the college will help you investigate the links between people and their environment at a variety of scales.

YOU WILL STUDY... Studying A-Level Geography at KGV will give you a deeper understanding of Geographical subjects that will expand on your knowledge and develop your skills. You will look into the causes and consequences for different people and places through globalisation; how and why places are shaped and changed; human and natural factors that impact on water cycling, along with many more subjects! Other topics you will study are: Tectonic Hazards, Coasts, Superpowers, Energy Security, and Global Development.

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molly burns Greenbank High School Geography, English Language, Media “I have learnt a wide range of skills in Geography including independence, problem solving and time-management. It has also helped me go the extra mile to help make a difference to the environment and the people who live, not only locally, but globally too. KGV has helped me gain confidence in aspiring to achieve beyond my expectations and work hard to accomplish the best possible results. I plan to move on to Lancaster University and one day become a geographer myself, working towards the career I have long desired.”

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Geographers are highly sought after by employers, and students embark on a diverse range of career paths including environmental work, law, local governance, town planning, international business, teaching and medicine. Employers frequently comment that geographers have international awareness – including “a global mind-set” and “cultural agility” skills that are vital in our global economy. Recently geographers from KGV have progressed on to a range of top universities – including Durham, Lancaster, Leeds and Liverpool.

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GEOLOGY AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Geology: ALL sciences Geography Mathematics Course related Extras: Duke of Edinburgh extended project qualification higher project qualification

Geology is an earth science comprising the study of solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change. The course involves studying mineral, rocks and fossils and, here at KGV, you’ll have access to a wide variety of specimens and resources to understand exactly what is going on beneath our feet. You will be taught to observe, gather evidence and to draw conclusions, skills useful for success in later life.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will cover a broad range of topics, that will develop and stretch your geological skills of observation and interpretation through study of geological maps, sections logs, photographs and specimens. You will also look into geological interactions with humanity, be that through natural or man-made hazards, civil engineering projects and environmental considerations. Some other topics include: formation of precious metals, gemstones, earthquakes, mass extinctions and plate tectonics.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE KGV Students who have gone on to study further are doing so at some of the best universities in the country! Some of these destinations include: Geophysics at the University of Liverpool; Geology at the University of Exeter; Geology and Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen; Geology at the University of Birmingham; Geology with Physical Geography at Edge Hill University and the University of Hull; Geoscience and Geology with Physics at Keele University.

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liam beirne Birkdale High School Government & Politics, English Combined, History “I most enjoy the debates and different views expressed in Politics and the subject content is interesting. I am always pushed to improve. When I leave KGV I would like to go to University and then into teaching.�

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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Government & Politics: Law HIstorY SOCIOLOGY Course related Extras: Debating Group POLITICAL THINKING

If you like to debate and have a keen interest in the world of politics, stemming from topics such as elections, pressure groups and whether you think the Prime Minster has too much or not enough power, then politics could be for you. Students will learn to communicate well via debates, develop a good range of written skills and produce excellent presentations of current affairs.

YOU WILL STUDY... During the course, we will look at an array of interesting and thought provoking topics including pressure groups, political ideologies, feminism, multiculturalism and ecologism. Your studies will be complemented by a host of political guest speakers. In previous years we have welcomed Nick Clegg, who did a Q&A session with students, and have hosted Husting debates for candidates involved in the general election and EU Referendum.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Having an A level in politics can open the door to a number of highly rewarding jobs. Working in the civil service, becoming an MP or even Prime Minister are a few career paths that you could potentially follow. Previous KGV students have gone on to complete degrees in politics and international relations at universities such as The University of Liverpool and Newcastle.

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lizzie miers Chesterfield High School History, Classics, Philosophy “History at KGV is very interesting, particularly the Thatcher era and the ‘troubles’. The teaching is fast paced but thorough. KGV was the only place where I could study Philosophy, Classics, GCSE Greek and Law. The exam results were impressive and I wanted a more mature environment to study rather than just staying at school. I enjoy the independence of studying here, particularly having the use of the LC. I’m going to do a degree in Sociology, at York or Durham, then I would like to work in the charity sector or in teaching.”

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HISTORY AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement History: Geography Law, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS Course related Extras: EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION Duke of edinburgh world challenge

History at KGV is challenging, rewarding, fast-paced and engaging. We study a broad range of key historical events and figures during some of the most interesting periods in both British & European history. You will be taught by a dedicated & committed teacher, who always shares his passion for the subject with his students. The history department is very well resourced and always offers additional support sessions.

YOU WILL STUDY... Over the two years you will study European & British History. We study wars, assassinations, political coups & the collapse of an empire. Trips are arranged to see where the Lancashire Witches were held before their executions and we also go to Northern Ireland to see the evidence and impact of recent conflict and ‘Troubles’ in the Province.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Previous students have gone on to study a variety of degree courses, with the majority opting to study History. History prepares you for the kind of rigorous thinking and critical analysis valued in a wide variety of fields. History can make a significant contribution to any job that requires you to think well, clearly and rigorously. Big businesses – the City firms, the banks, the management consultancies, the chartered accountants – are enthusiastic about people who’ve done History, because they know how to think clearly and analyse sources, artefacts and historical interpretations.

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KYLE GRIFFITHS Christ the King Catholic High School Law, English Language and Classics “I enjoy learning about topics that are relevant to everyday life, as thinking about the practical applications helps me to further understand the subject. I chose KGV due to recommendations from my siblings as well as it being close by. I enjoy studying in the learning centre as it has all of the resources I need.

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I plan on going to university to study Law. From there I will decide what area of Law I would like to get a career in.”


LAW AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Law: history sociology ANY ENGLISH SUBJECT

Want to know your rights? Want to understand how laws are made and how and why they affect you? Thinking of a career in the legal profession? Then Law at KGV may be for you!

Course related Extras: LAWYERS OF TOMORROW EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION STUDENT DIRECT

Studying real cases from the first lesson, Law at KGV will prepare you to successfully complete A level Law. With strong pass rates at A Level and over double the national average of A* grades, the course allows you to progress to a wide variety of future courses and careers. During your two years as a KGV Law student, you will have the opportunity to take part in our Lawyers of Tomorrow scheme in conjunction with Fletchers Solicitors & the University of Law. This unique scheme offers you the chance to gain some valuable work experience and ultimately earn a trailblazer apprenticeship with the firm whilst studying for a law degree.

YOU WILL STUDY... Studying criminal law from the very first term, you’ll develop an in depth knowledge of a variety of crimes including murder and manslaughter. You’ll also be confident in understanding how laws are made and the different roles of personnel within the legal system.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Not all KGV law students go on to study Law but over 50% do, studying at a wide range of universities. For the last three years students have been successful in being offered places to study Law at Cambridge University and other popular destinations include Kings College in London, the University of Durham, the University of Leeds and the University of Liverpool. Many of these students go on to qualify in the legal profession and are currently practising as solicitors and barristers. Other students have gone on to become teachers, nurses, police officers, psychologists and doctors!

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rachel nightingale Greenbank High School Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology

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“I like feeling that I have overcome a challenge – maths can be extremely challenging, and I enjoy understanding and learning new topics. Maths currently is my favourite subject. I always feel encouraged and motivated by my teacher. For me, KGV is local and accessible. Personally, I specifically enjoy the Biology and Maths, but truly enjoy all the subjects chosen. They are all challenging and require a lot of hard work but we are helped in many ways to achieve our goals for the summer exams. When I leave KGV I wish to study Medicine at University. I’m currently most interested in Dermatology, so am aspiring in that direction.”


MATHEMATICS AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Mathematics: FURTHER MATHS PHYSICS CHEMISTRY

At KGV you will study Pure Maths, including algebraic methods for solving equations and Calculus – the mathematics of changing quantities. Your programme of study will include opportunities to learn Statistics, which includes methods that are used for analysing data in Economics, Psychology and the other Sciences, and Mechanics - the study of motion and forces, which is the basis for Engineering and Ballistics.

Course related Extras: UKMT SENIOR maths CHALLENGE lms maths pop quiz cyper challenge

You will leave KGV with a broad, transferable skill set including problem-solving, critical thinking and the ability to work independently. Many Maths students go on to study Maths, Engineering, Sciences and Medicine at University and work in Finance, Sciences and Engineering.

YOU WILL STUDY... Learn how to calculate the probability of an event in Statistics. Discover how to aim a projectile to hit its target in Mechanics. Find out how to add up an infinite list of numbers or learn the mathematical skills needed to understand the relationship between growing or decaying substances and time in Core Maths.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Many students who have studied Maths at KGV go on to take maths related courses at university. Popular subjects include: Engineering courses such as Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical, Marine, Civil and Chemical Engineering; Financial courses such as Accounting and Finance and Actuarial Mathematics; Computing courses including Computer Science, Software Engineering and Computer Forensics; Science courses such as Physics, Natural Sciences and Biology; Medical courses including Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Surgery and Biomedical Science. Currently, two former KGV Mathematicians are studying at Oxford or Cambridge University. Konnar Lambert Smith, achieved A* in both Maths and Further Maths A-Levels and is now studying Maths at Oxford University and Dan Howard also achieved A* in both Maths and Further Maths A-Levels and is now studying Medicine at Cambridge University. This year, an outstanding five second year Maths students have received offers from these two prestigious Universities (read more on page ‌).

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matthew taylor Home Educated Maths, Further Maths, Physics “Maths has always been my favourite subject, particularly Pure Maths. I love tackling challenging problems, applying logic to solve them, and extending and deepening my knowledge. The teachers explain themselves clearly, are friendly and approachable and always ensure you feel prepared. At KGV, the relationship between student and teacher is more supportive than at other colleges due to the study days and class sizes, allowing more time with them to help out with your studies. �

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FURTHER MATHS AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Further Maths: MATHematicS PHYSICS COMPUTING Course related Extras: UKMT SENIOR CHALLENGE UKMT SENIOR TEAM CHALLENGE LMS MATHS POP QUIZ

For the keenest students there is the opportunity to study Further Maths A-Level at KGV. On this programme you will take an entire A-Level in Maths in one year and in the second year you will study Further Pure Maths. This includes the study of a whole new number system involving the square roots of negative numbers, a new system of coordinates for plotting graphs and how to describe transformations using matrices. You will also have opportunities to learn more Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Maths, which involves solving problems using algorithms in much the same way that computer programs work. You will leave KGV with a broad, transferable skill set including problem-solving, critical thinking and the ability to work independently.

YOU WILL STUDY... In our Further Maths A-Level Course you will learn how to calculate the the probability of an event in Statistics, discover how to aim a projectile to hit its target in Mechanics, and find out how a SatNav calculates the shortest route in Decision. You’ll learn real life application of Mathematics and develop the skills that are needed to understand the relationship between growing or decaying substances and time in Core Maths. You will have the opportunity to take part in local and national Maths competitions, such as UKMT Senior Challenge and the LMS Pop Quiz. Trips to relevant, interesting talks including the Maths Inspiration lectures are also planned. Each week every Maths class has an intervention session where extra help is available to everyone.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE With 100% pass rates and over 60% of students achieving high grades, Further Maths at KGV gives students the opportunities to go far and explore all different types of career paths. Students who take Further Maths are likely to progress onto Maths related degrees at University, studying courses such as Engineering, Computing, Science, and Medicine. We currently have ex-students studying related courses at Oxford University after achieving A* Grades in Further Mathematics.

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MEDIA AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Media Studies film STUDIES ENGLISH LANGUAGE SOCIOLOGY Course related Extras: FILM CLUB KGV RADIO DEBATING

Media Studies is a subject that is truly contemporary and relevant to everyone. It is extremely intellectually challenging and provides a solid pathway for you to get into higher education, while also teaching a skill set that will be incredibly useful in the media industry and beyond. As the media becomes more and more ubiquitous in our lives, it is important for students to be able to analyse and critique the media that surrounds them, so that they can make sense of it and try to understand exactly what is going on in society.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will study a wide assortment of different texts, from a variety of media forms, which will encourage you to become more appreciative of well-made media texts. This often leads to heated classroom debates about what the greatest film ever is, for example! Producing a print, e-media or audiovisual media product for your coursework is generally the part of the course that students like the most, as they are able to put themselves in the likes of Scorsese or Fincher’s shoes.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Students studying Media Studies at KGV have gone on to do a wide variety of courses at many prestigious universities in the UK, including Russell Group universities, as well as work at different media organisations across the country, including television channels and websites. The course offers a fantastic opportunity to students who are looking to get involved in the industry, in that it gives them a great deal of industry knowledge and experience that will be vital when looking for employment within the sector.

martyna wojciechowska Meols Cop High School Media Studies, Classical Civilisation, Drama and Theatre Studies “Media at KGV allows me to be self-aware and learn more about how the media affects me and others. I really enjoy the way the group works together and we all support each other. Our teacher constantly makes sure we have a clear understanding of the content and have feedback to work on. He keeps us motivated and on task whilst making the lessons enjoyable. Once I leave KGV I plan on doing an apprenticeship in Public Relations and Events Management.”

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mark jump Deyes High School Music, Philosophy, Further Maths

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“Music at KGV gives you loads of opportunities to perform in concerts and engage with other musicians. The course also covers a variety of musical styles and studies them in depth which has helped me to better analyse music and aids my own composition. The teaching is engaging, with Chris making sure everyone is active in the lessons. He pushes towards student led learning making it easier for you to analyse music but always provides assistance when needed. Studying at KGV gives me social and academic independence. My overall experience has been a great stepping stone in my life, helping me to progress onto university. I plan to go to the University of Leeds to study Music, majoring in the aesthetics and philosophy of music, alongside composition. As far as a career is concerned, I would love to be a professional musician.�


MUSIC AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Music: drama and theatre studies languages sciences Course related Extras: music ensembles drama production extended project qualification

Studying A-Level Music at KGV will involve performing, composing and appraising music in various styles. In all aspects of the course there is a practical focus, including not just solo performances in concerts but also ensemble performances of the works you study. This allows you to develop both a theoretical and practical understanding of how different styles of music work. You will also gain practical experience through live performance and recording in our own studio, as well as composing for specific scenarios and using music software such as Logic and Sibelius. Both performance and composition will encourage you to choose your areas of interest, developing your ability to learn independently. Analysing, comparing and critiquing music through discussion will allow you to form and express your own opinions, while you will also research and debate, backing up your opinions with facts and expressing them through presentations or written work.

YOU WILL STUDY... Alongside performance and composition, which allow you to follow your own interests, you will study a variety of set works. Students will study the Western Classical Tradition (1650-1910), including the baroque solo concerto, Mozart’s opera and romantic piano music. Alongside this, students will study Music for Theatre and Art and Music Since 1910. These topics will allow you to gain a rich understanding of different genres and how music has developed over time.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE A-Level Music at KGV provides the perfect grounding to progress on to study music at university or conservatoire level, but also provides a fantastic grounding for work in any creative career. Performing arts, drama, studio engineering, production, composition, event management and conducting are just some of the careers that you could pursue. Previous students have performed at the BBC Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, or now lecture at Birmingham Conservatoire. Recent students progressed to study Music at Leeds University and Drama at Edge Hill.

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AT KGV Subjects that complement Music Technology: MUSIC PHYSICS MATHEMATICS (with Mechanics) Course related Extras: drama production ELECTRONIC MUSIC MAKING COLLEGE CONCERTS

From multitrack recording to performance and composition, you will develop a wide range of skills geared towards the music industry. You will use the latest hardware and software to sequence, record and compose music using MIDI controller keyboards and a range of microphones in a professionally equipped recording studio. A Level Music Technology students will also develop skills in the use of technology to create and produce music across a range of disciplines. In addition to practical elements of the course, you will develop analytical skills relating to the use of technology in music production since the early 1900s.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will have full use of industry standard recording and music production facilities, learning Logic Pro and Pro Tools in your first year of the course. As part of the course, students will be given opportunity to create music for the college and be involved in college productions and concerts, whilst learning the art and science of music technology. Guest speakers are often invited to KGV to discuss what working in the music industry is like and deliver workshops in aspects such as music theory, remixing and recording techniques.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE There are a wide range of university courses available to those who complete the A Level Music Technology course. These include courses in Music Technology, Media, Multi Media, Business (Music), Performing Arts and other related subjects at universities such as LIPA (Liverpool Institution for Performing Arts), Huddersfield University and ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music). If you decide a career in music technology isn’t for you, the course reinforces analytical skills, independent & team working skills, and self-management & organisational skills that are transferable to a range of different careers and courses.

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lizzie miers Chesterfield High School Philosophy, History, Classics “I most enjoy the critical thinking skills that Philosophy develops as they can be applied elsewhere. The teaching is varied - watching videos, reading books, questions, flip-learning tests, group posters, powerpoints, class debates and discussions. I chose KGV because they offered more subjects than other places, meaning I could study Philosophy, Classics, Law and GCSE Greek, which I couldn’t do elsewhere. I also like that it is independent from school and has a more mature environment.”

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PHILOSOPHY AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Philosophy: Psychology Biology LAW Course related Extras: Philosophy Symposium Debating Group

Philosophy probes deeply into ordinary opinions and convictions on almost every topic – morality, politics, psychology, physics, biology, religion, law etc. Following correct principles of reasoning, Philosophy takes familiar ideas apart and investigates fundamental issues raised with the sole goal of gaining genuine knowledge. Philosophy will give you the skills to think logically and critically. You will be taught, not what to think, but how to think. Philosophy at KGV is known for its outstanding performance (100% pass rate) and high levels of student enjoyment. Such high level achievement and satisfaction is complemented by Philosophy’s own debating society: the Symposium and several enrichment opportunities in the form of guest speakers and visits.

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BUILD YOUR FUTURE Previous students have gone on to study a variety of degree courses, with the majority opting to study Philosophy. Philosophy prepares you for the kind of rigorous thinking and critical analysis valued in a wide variety of fields; Big businesses – City firms, banks, management consultancies, chartered accountants – are enthusiastic about people who’ve done Philosophy, because they know how to think clearly. Philosophy students also go into law, politics, and the civil service. Journalism is a natural progression, since you have to be able to write well and present ideas logically and clearly. Advertising is another choice, and of course, there’s always education! Philosophy students do better in verbal, writing and mathematical skills and therefore make great teachers.

YOU WILL STUDY... A-Level Philosophy covers some of the most popular topics in society. You will have the opportunity to delve into Epistemology, a topic which questions what is the nature of reality? Given the evolutionary limitation of our senses, to what extent is what we perceive a reflection of what ‘exists’ in the external world? Or, more fundamentally, can we ever be certain that the external world even exists? You will also explore the Philosophy of Mind. During this topic we ask, is what we call the mind just brain processes which can be understood in neurological terms or is it something that is irreducible to the physical?

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Physical Education: Biology PHYSICS PsychologY Course related Extras: SPORTS ACADEMY (COMPULSORY) WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Sport is one of the fastest growing industries. Elite level sports performers now have a whole team of specialists working behind the scenes to ensure that players are in peak physical and psychological condition. The combination of physical performance and academic challenge on this course provides an exciting opportunity for you to fully immerse yourself in the world of sports and PE. As a PE student at KGV, you will have access to our Sports Academy and each year the College enters the Association of College Sports leagues, cups and tournaments. Elite performers can qualify and represent the college at National Finals held over a weekend at a prestigious university. You will also have the opportunity to ‘get qualified’ with industry recognised coaching, officiating and leadership courses.

YOU WILL STUDY... The course is 70% theory and therefore requires you to be self-motivated and display a keen interest in both scientific and psychological factors that can affect performers. You will study a variety of theory topics including applied anatomy and physiology, sport psychology, biomechanical movement and sport and society. You will be practically assessed in either your coaching ability or your sport performance and will be expected to be competing at a high standard regularly.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE An A Level in PE allows students to progress on to a wide variety of sports related career paths. Many of our students progress onto University and study degrees in Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Teaching and Coaching at some of the most prestigious universities across the country including Loughborough University and the University of Bath. Other popular options are Sports Psychology and Sports Coaching careers.

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alex beveridge Greenbank High School Physics, Chemistry, Further Maths “I really enjoy Physics because it explains a lot of the phenomena we see in every day life. I also enjoy conducting the same experiments that led to famous scientific discoveries in the past. The facilities at KGV are great and there are amazing opportunities such as the annual trip to CERN to see the large Hadron Collider. The teaching is fantastic with extra help and support to make sure we all get the best grades possible. I chose KGV because it is a smaller, closer community than other colleges. The lessons are all enjoyable and well structured which make it an easy environment in which to learn. I also like that there are private study rooms available for when you need to focus. I have four offers to study for an MSc Natural Sciences. I hope to go to the University of Leeds and then do a PhD in Chemical Physics which will enable me to pursue a career in scientific research.�

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PHYSICS AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Physics: Mathematics CHEMISTRY ELECTRONICS Course related Extras: PHYSICS Olympiad EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION MATHS OLYMPIAD

Physics is a prestigious A-level that will open doors to a wealth of successful career options. Studying physics can lead to opportunities in fields as diverse as Engineering, Cosmology, Medicine and even Law; the possibilities are endless. The course incorporates a wide range of topics so no matter what your favourite aspect of Physics, we probably study it! We cover everything from the world of particle physics up to good communication and team building skills, as well as becoming adept at using unfamiliar apparatus. You will become better prepared for studying Science at university, as we cover topics in greater depth with more advanced maths. You will begin to think more profoundly and articulate your ideas in a more scientific manner to prepare you for a possible science or engineering degree at university. You will also have the chance to extend your learning beyond the classroom, with trips to CERN in Geneva, enrichment activities such as the Physics Olympiad and University taster days.

YOU WILL STUDY... Year 1 of the course consists of five core areas of study including; Particle Physics, Quantum & Wave Phenomena, Mechanics and Electricity.

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Year 2 involves the study of three additional core topics; Further Mechanics & Thermal Physics, Fields and Nuclear Physics. You will also complete an additional unit from a choice of five topics ranging from Astrophysics to Electronics. At least 15% of the course will assess skills and understanding in relation to practical work.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE A-level Physics is a traditional A-level subject and is identified as a key facilitating subject by the Russell Group of Elite Universities. Physics is a solid choice for students considering a career in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Computing, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Environmental Science. Physics will also prepare students for industry careers, such as those within the engineering or electronics sectors.

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laura bricklebank Range High School Psychology, English Literature, Geography “I really enjoy learning about all the different theories for why we behave or think in the way we do. I think it is so interesting. I also enjoy the range of topics we do and relationships in particular is a topic that is so applicable to our lives and is really interesting to study. We have discussions in lessons which I think is really important for Psychology and also helps me remember things better for the exam. I chose KGV because of the dedicated teachers. The college is really geared up to help us achieve our potential and there is a community, family feel which I think makes it unique. Everyone is very friendly and the staff are all really caring.

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I plan to go to university to study Psychology. I hope to have a career in helping people preferably working with young children.�


PSYCHOLOGY AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Psychology: Sociology Biology LAW

Psychology is a fascinating and lively subject which uses scientific methods to study human behaviour and thinking. Combining research, literacy, statistical analysis and critical evaluation skills, it’s a great launch pad for a whole range of related science degrees, including Forensics, Criminology and Occupational Therapy.

Course related Extras: Extended Project Qualification Debating group

A qualification in Psychology will also be extremely valuable if you’re planning a career in communications, culture, marketing, human resources, teaching or business.

YOU WILL STUDY... Studying A-Level Psychology at KGV opens up a variety of interesting topics for you to explore. These topics vary from explanations and treatments of OCD to phobias, depression and schizophrenia. The course also looks in depth into explaining physical attraction, online relationships, criminal profiling, eyewitness testimony in addition to looking into the theories of criminal behaviour, sleep cycles, human memory and the reasons for conformity and obedience. You will learn how to explain human and even animal behaviour.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE What could possibly be a more interesting career than the study of the criminal mind? At present we have several high performing psychology students who are going on to study degrees in forensic psychology and criminology. Many have been inspired by the forensic and mental health aspects of the course and intend to pursue this to develop careers as forensic and clinical psychologists. In 2015, leavers went on to study Psychology at Dundee, Nottingham, Liverpool, and Manchester Universities!

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SOCIOLOGY AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Sociology: Psychology, Philosophy, Law, Course related Extras: Philosophy Symposium Debating Group

Sociology at KGV will help you to think like a sociologist, embrace a sociological imagination and enable you to question the empirical world and assumptions in an open, supportive and vibrant learning environment. The course is designed to foster your development of critical and reflective thinking whilst encouraging respect and awareness of social and cultural diversity and inequality. You will also develop research skills relating to contemporary social issues. The course uses a wide range of teaching and learning techniques such as presentations, one to ones, group work, documentaries, video clips, creative sessions and personal ICT based research. You will be supported holistically throughout the course, academically, socially and emotionally, enabling you to be successful. If you are someone who likes to question, debate and delve deep into understanding human relationships and behaviour, then sociology is for you.

YOU WILL STUDY... A-Level Sociology covers some of the most popular topics in society. Some examples of this include: Education – what is responsible for the differential achievements that we see at every level of education? Are class, ethnicity, gender or government policies factors?; Crime and deviance – what explains what society sees as deviant or criminal behaviour best? Our biological nature or sociological nurture?

matthew wallace-jones Birkdale High School Sociology, Psychology, Business “I enjoy the wide range of interesting and relevant topics that we study that link to so many aspects of daily life.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Majority of our students opt to study sociology at University. A good number go for the related courses such as youth studies or criminology. Career choices include journalism, teaching, media work, social policy advisor, police officer, social worker, probation officer, and the health care professions, to name just a few.

The teaching is excellent - which keeps us all interested. Our progress is closely monitored and we are always provided with support as and when we need it. I chose KGV because it was close to me and has always had a good reputation for producing top grades. I currently enjoy the freedom that we get and the standard of teaching. I plan to go to university to study Sociology.”

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lee bennett Lathom High School Spanish, Ancient History, Classics “I love studying the language and learning about Spanish culture. I’m always learning new things in Spanish and improving my language skills. I came to KGV because I was impressed at the Open Evenings. I really enjoy the subjects I study and my classes. I want to pursue a career in languages. I have applied to study Spanish and Italian at university as I am eager to further enhance my Spanish skills and start another language and I love the Italian language and culture.”

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SPANISH AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Spanish: French English Language & Literature History Course related Extras: GCSE Greek GCSE Latin debating group

When learning Spanish at A level, the study of the language goes hand in hand with an exploration of individual, social, political and cultural elements which affects us both as individuals and as communities. Spanish will give you the opportunity to explore, develop, express and exchange your views on these topics in the target language. By becoming a proficient user of advanced Spanish, you will broaden your cultural awareness, develop your analytical skills and simultaneously deepen your knowledge of the English language. At KGV we will make sure you benefit from learning in a variety of ways and settings, using authentic materials and media. We promote interactive and collaborative learning to ensure you engage fully with the course and your peers.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will discover many aspects of Hispanic culture in a European context and a number of wider social issues, such as citizenship, migration, cultural identity, and controversial traditions, such as bull fighting. You will also have the opportunity to discover the recent history of Spain as well as a world of art, cinema and literature in the Spanish-speaking world.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE With Spanish A level, you can move on to study languages at University but you will also be equipped with many skills that employers across the board find invaluable: communication, relationship building, research and analysis. Of course, teaching (abroad and at home), interpreting and translating are rewarding and well-paid career options you can follow, but there are many other wide-ranging routes open to students of Spanish. Languages are a key skill in industries such as Travel and Tourism, Transport, Food, Media, Diplomatic Services and other International Organizations, to name but a few.

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A GUIDE TO btec subsidiarIES WHAT IS A BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA?

A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is a Level 3, vocational qualification that is equivalent to one A Level. Each course is studied full time over two years alongside up to two other A Level or BTEC Subsidiary courses. WHAT WILL I STUDY? You can choose to study a BTEC Subsidiary as part of our Mixed Programme by combining the course with up to two A Level courses. Alternatively, study up to three BTEC Subsidiary courses to make up a flexible BTEC programme. Expect a mixture of conventional classroom theory and ‘real world’ practical projects. You will study up to seven units per subject over the two years.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? Assessment is 100% practical/ coursework based, therefore studying a BTEC alongside other A Levels as part of our mixed programme will offer a balance between exam based and coursework based assessment.

WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT? At the end of your two years of study you will receive one result per BTEC Subsidiary course, ranging from Distinction* to Pass. Each qualification you

receive is equivalent to one A Level and worth up to 120 UCAS points that can be used towards university entry requirements. Our BTEC pass rate is 100% and an impressive 97% of our BTEC students achieve a Distinction or above.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY BTEC QUALIFICATION IN THE FUTURE? A Mixed Programme of BTEC and A Level qualifications will ensure you develop a broad skill set that is of great value to both employers and universities. BTEC courses are fantastic for developing work related skills which are in high demand by employers, whilst A Levels will build upon your specialist subject knowledge and are highly valued by Universities.

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APPLIED SCIENCE AT KGV COLLEGE? Subjects that complement Applied Science: BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY PHYSICS Course related Extras: TEACHERS OF TOMORROW FIRST AID LATIN

This course explores a range of theories from each of the scientific disciplines, complemented with extensive opportunities for practical work. From the microscopic (microbiology) to truly massive (astronomy) and all of the molecules in-between (Organic chemistry).

YOU WILL STUDY... Whilst doing Applied Science at KGV, you will study a range of the different science disciplines. In the Biology aspect of the course, you will study cells, cell differentiation and tissues including the use of optical and electron microscopes; Microbiology, the use of aseptic technique and the culture of microorganisms. In the Chemistry aspect of the course, you will look into titrations and analytical chemistry, and organic chemistry including the preparation of aspirin. Whilst in Physics, you will study Astronomy and energy transformations.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE The future destinations of previous students have varied enormously: Chemistry, Biology, Paramedics, Nursing, Engineering, Biomedical Science. This year, our students have been successful in securing places within the Armed Forces or to study Paramedics, Physiotherapy and Biology. The course develops theory in all of the science disciplines with a heavy emphasis on learning through student centred activities and developing practical skills.

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BUSINESS AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Business: law it

Equivalent to one A Level, the course comprises six units and covers a broad range of business topics from the fundamentals to recent topics such as internet marketing.

Course related Extras: work experience placement extended project qualification duke of edinburgh award

As a BTEC Business student, you apply your learning to everyday current situations, to initially demonstrate your understanding and more importantly to develop your critical thinking skills enabling you to accurately evaluate and analyse. Due to the great flexibility in the subject, students go on to a wide range of pathways following completion of the course – including progressing to University.

YOU WILL STUDY... Students will gain an advanced level of understanding of what it takes to start up your own business, in theory and practical terms, with the use of local Entrepreneurs as guest speakers to bring topics to life. With such knowledge and experience, you will be challenged to use elements of the marketing mix to develop your own marketing campaign that allows you to express yourself in a constructive environment.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE We are very proud of the destinations of our previous Business students. A high proportion have gone on to study Business, International Business, Management and Law at prestigious Russell Group universities such as the University of Liverpool. Equally a good proportion have progressed to Higher Apprenticeships with employers such as the NHS and BAE Systems.

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CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA AT KGV COLLEGE Course related Extras: FILM CLUB KGV RADIO OSCARS COMMITTEE

A BTEC Extended Certficate in Creative Digital Media Production will give you practical experience and insight into a range of areas in the media sectors. The course, equivalent to one A Level, offers a range of units that enable students to experience both the practical and theoretical aspects of working within the media industry. Creative Media students are based in our multi-million pound Creative Arts Building and you will have access to the new film studio and college equipment during your studies. The course will encourage you to be creative within the assignments and will allow you to build a portfolio of evidence that can be used in interviews for higher education or industry work.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will study a range of topics within the digital media industry such as digital magazine production, creating a pre-production portfolio and exploring media representations. You will also have an opportunity to respond to a commission, creating media products in response to the needs and wants of an organisation.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE A large number of previous students have moved onto university taking different directions within the media industry. This course’s main priority is to enable you to sample different areas within the media industry equipping you with a breadth of knowledge so that you can choose an area in which to specialise when you progress onto university. Previous media students have gone on to study Film and TV Production, Fashion Art Direction, Games Journalism and PR, TV Production and Film Studies at Universities including Northumbria, Edge Hill, Manchester Metropolitain, Staffordshire and Salford. Some other opportunities that you could move on to include Journalism, Graphic Design, Advertising, Animation or Marketing. The Digital Creative Media Course has a number of units that allow you to not only learn, but experience!

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Health and Social Care: PSYCHOLOGY SOCIOLOGY BIOLOGY Course related Extras: CHARITY AMBASSADORS HEART START BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE

We have built a track record of outstanding learner success in Health and Social Care because the course we offer provides a stepping stone to employment in a range of careers, such as nursing, social work, occupational therapy, support work and paramedic practice, to name just a few. This qualification is equivalent to one A Level and is an excellent general qualification that combines well with a wide range of other courses. The content is varied and interesting, ranging from how to overcome communication barriers to the effects of lifestyle on health or what happens to our body as we grow older. Learning methods include independently researched projects, practical, work-related study, talks from visiting speakers and work experience. Your assignments are based on realistic workplace situations and activities, such as how to keep individuals safe and how to communicate professionally in health and social care settings.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will study topics such as First Aid and how to deal with incidents and emergencies; Life events and factors that influence growth and development; Improving your communication and team-working skills; How our bodies work; The benefits of living in a diverse society, such as the UK; What it’s like to work in health and social care; Fundraising and communication activities.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE After studying the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care, you have so many opportunities within the caring sector. Many of our students go onto universities across the country and apply for courses such as, Nursing, Social Work, Midwifery, Paramedic Practice, Radiography, Teaching, Early Childhood Studies, and many more. However, university is not the only route our students have taken after leaving KGV; you could go onto an apprenticeship in the caring sector or go straight into employment with all the skills and experience you have developed on the course.

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ICT AT KGV COLLEGE Course related Extras: EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION STUDENT DIRECT WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS

Choose to study BTEC Subsidiary ICT at KGV and you will develop an understanding of how ICT can be used in business and in everyday life. You will enhance your knowledge and skills in a range of software and will develop an understanding of how computer hardware works. You will also develop an understanding of how networks, including the Internet, function. This course is an opportunity to learn about real-world developments in information and communication technology and the assignments are designed to allow you to investigate, using work-related examples, how the use of IT helps organisations to function. The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in IT offers a foundation for students who wish to enhance their understanding of IT systems and want to use solutions to support their further learning.

YOU WILL STUDY... The course has been structured to develop a broad range of skills. Two of the units that are covered (Employability Skills and Computer Systems) are mandatory and the other 4 units cover database creation, networking and control systems using Lego Mindstors

BUILD YOUR FUTURE The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma provides you with the equivalent of one A Level award. The Subsidiary Diploma is graded Pass, Merit and Distinction and can be used as a qualification when applying to university as it gives you the same level of UCAS Tariff points as an A Level. If you do not intend going to university then the Subsidiary Diploma in IT can help with securing employment or apprenticeships as most employers are looking for staff that have good/excellent IT literacy skills.  

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“FOLLOWING ON FROM THE LAWYERS OF TOMORROW PROGRAMME AT KGV, I HAVE BEEN OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AND STUDY AT FLETCHER’S SOLICITORS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW. THERE are SO MANY BENEFITS TO THIS ROUTE, WHICH INCLUDES ZERO DEBT AND SIX YEARS’ WORTH OF EXPERIENCE!”

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LAW AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Law: HISTORY SOCIOLOGY ENGLISH Course related Extras: LAWYERS OF TOMORROW EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION STUDENT DIRECT

Want to know your rights? Want to understand how laws are made and how and why they affect you? Thinking of a career in the legal profession? Then law at KGV may be for you! Studying real cases from the first lesson, law at KGV will prepare you for a career in the subject. This course also allows you to progress to a wide variety of future courses and careers. Plus, during your two years as a KGV Law student, you will have the opportunity to take part in our Lawyers of Tomorrow scheme in conjunction with Fletchers Solicitors & the University of Law. This unique scheme offers you the chance to gain some valuable work experience and ultimately earn a trailblazer apprenticeship with the firm whilst studying for a law degree.

YOU WILL STUDY... Studying criminal law from the very first term, you’ll end up with an in depth knowledge of a variety of crimes including murder and manslaughter. You’ll also be confident in understanding how laws are made and the different roles of personnel within the legal system.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Over 50% of Law students at KGV go on to study Law at a wide range of universities. For the last three years students have been successful in being offered places at Cambridge University to study law and other popular destinations include Kings College, London, the University of Durham, the University of Leeds and the University of Liverpool. Many of these students go on to qualify in the legal professions and are currently practising as solicitors and barristers. Other students have gone on to become teachers, nurses, police officers, psychologists and doctors!

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MUSIC AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Music Technology: DRAMA/performing arts HISTORY ART AND DESIGN Course related Extras: MUSIC GROUPS drama production ELECTRONIC MUSIC MAKING concerts/gigs

This two year, practical course will not only provide you with a level 3 A level equivalent qualification, but also arm you with the experience and skills you need to pursue a related career in the music industry. From music theory to performance to composition through to music software and historical context of music, you will develop a wide range of skills geared towards current industry trends and practice. The college has brand new facilities including a fully equipped recording studio, mixing suite, rehearsal rooms and a computer suite containing state of the art equipment, computers (iMacs) and software. Using Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Ableton Live, you will be expected to produce work to an extremely high standard as well as performing at college concerts and showcases throughout the course. You will be taught by specialists with a wealth of experience in the fields of music, performance and music technology.

YOU WILL STUDY... You will study topics such as performance, music composition, music software skills, music theory and music skills development to give you the best opportunity to succeed as a musician in the music industry.

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There are a wide range of university courses available to those who complete this course successfully, both at HND and Degree levels; these include courses in Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Technology, Multi Media, Business (Music), Performing Arts and other related subjects at universities such as LIPA (Liverpool Institution for Performing Arts), Huddersfield University and ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music). As an alternative to Higher Education there are many opportunities for employment and self-employment in the music industry; previous KGV students have gone on to work in recording, live sound, DJ’ing, performance and music composition.

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kiaya pedder Stanley High School Performing Arts, Drama & Theatre Studies, Media Studies and ICT “The most enjoyable part of studying Performance is the variety of units in the course including performing in the college production, recording a voice over or teaching a vocal lesson to my fellow students. The lessons have been a lot of fun. I chose to study at KGV as it was close to where I lived and it offered the courses that I was interested in. I like to use the Learning Centre not only for my college work, but also to work on my own personal projects.

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I am planning to go to John Moores University to study Drama and Creative Writing so I can get a career writing books and stage plays.�


PERFORMING ARTS AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement Performing Arts: DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES ENGLISH MEDIA Course related Extras: DRAMA PRODUCTION MUSIC GROUPS DEBATING GROUP

Performing Arts at KGV follows the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma specification, the great advantage of which is its relevance to real life industry practice. You and your group will form your own theatre company and work through a series of assignments together that focus on developing your physical, vocal and creative skills. You will get the opportunity to practice your skills through frequent performance opportunities at the end of each assignment and showcase your talents through major public performances in the new Performance Theatre of our Creative Arts Building. You will spend a considerable amount of time assessing and developing your drama, dance and music skills and then applying them to a variety of performance situations. The focus is on you as an individual performer, the level of skills you possess at the start of the course and how you can improve your performance skills through a range of practical opportunities.

YOU WILL STUDY... During each year of the course you will study a physical performance unit and a vocal performance unit that will lead to a major performance at the end of the year. Topics include Developing Voice for the Actor, Developing Physical Theatre Skills, Contemporary Performance and Singing Skills for Actors and Dancers.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Students’ progress on to a variety of higher education courses at both university and Drama Colleges, studying Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Drama and Theatre Studies and Performance Studies. Many students have aspirations to go into the theatre business as actors, directors, design and technical staff or as theatre administrators. Other students will progress into related industries such as film, television and journalism.

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SPORT AT KGV COLLEGE Subjects that complement PE and Sport: BIOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Course related Extras: SPORTS ACADEMY ENRICHMENT SPORT WORK EXPERIENCE

The Subsidiary Diploma in Sport provides the perfect foundation for any student interested in studying a sports related course at university. On the course, you will work with local employers and gain valuable experience to enhance and develop your CV. You will have the opportunity to be assessed in a variety of different formats, all assessments have a focus on developing both employability skills and the skills required to be successful at university. The Subsidiary Diploma in Sport at KGV has a balanced mix of practical lessons and theoretical content that you won’t find anywhere else! This course allows you to study sport alongside other A-Level subjects and gain essential industry experience. You will also have opportunity to gain additional qualifications throughout the course that will enhance your employability, and/or give you additional accreditation when applying for university courses.

YOU WILL STUDY... Over the two years of your subsidiary course you will complete a total of seven units equalling one A-Level. In first year you are likely to complete units on the Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, Physiology of Fitness, Assessing Risk in Sport and Fitness Testing for Sport. In second year you will have the chance to explore one of two preferred pathways: Sports Coaching or Sports Science. If opting for the Sports Coaching route, you will study units in Exercise for Specific Groups and, PE and the Care of Children. If you choose to go for the Sports Science route you will look at Sports Injuries and Sports Nutrition.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Our BTEC Sport Extended Diploma Students go on to University to study a range of Sport related courses, such as: Sport Science, Sport Therapy, Sports Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Sport Studies, Sports Leadership, Teaching qualifications and many more! We have developed links with local universities such as Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University, and Edge Hill University. These universities are so impressed with the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at KGV, that they regard our students as some of their topic applicants often awarding scholarships of up to ÂŁ1000 a term.

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A GUIDE TO btec extended diploma WHAT IS A BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA?

A BTEC Extended Diploma is a Level 3, vocational qualification that will give you hands on practical experience within an area of study. Each course is studied full time over two years and the qualification you will leave with is equivalent to three A Levels, therefore BTECs are widely recognised and valued by both universities and employers.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will pick one subject to study in lots of detail over the two years. Each BTEC Extended Diploma is made up of 18 units and assessment is 100% coursework based. Many courses will include some practical assessment for example, students perform a piece of music in Music Technology or will complete work placements in Health and Social Care.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? Assessment is 100% practical/ coursework based, therefore BTEC courses tend to suit students who feel that they don’t perform as well in exams and have a preference for completing coursework.

KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT? At the end of the two year course, you will receive three results that range from Distinction* - Pass and are equivalent to three A Levels. Our BTEC pass rate is 100% and an impressive 95% of our BTEC students achieve a Distinction or above.

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY BTEC QUALIFICATION IN THE FUTURE? University is the natural progression for BTEC qualifications are great for developing your work related skills which are in high demand by employers, therefore you will be well prepared to move straight into employment or a higher apprenticeship once qualified. Equally, BTEC qualifications are widely recognised and valued by universities therefore you should have no problem accessing a degree level course in the future.

TOP TIP Choose this route if you want to develop your work related skills, prefer practical assessment and like the idea of completing a work experience placement as part of your course.


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BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN ART AND DESIGN AT KGV COLLEGE After completing an Extended Diploma in Art & Design at KGV, you will have gained the equivalent of 3 A Levels alongside a substantial portfolio of Art and Design work that will demonstrate your practical skills in addition to your knowledge in a specialist subject area. This will assist you with interviews at University or when applying for work in the creative industries.

YOU WILL STUDY... This course is entirely assessed through coursework, culminating in a final major project that you will work on. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design covers an array of Art subjects for you to develop in. Textiles and Fashion in which you will look into specialist textile techniques, fashion media, pattern construction and development. Fine art: image manipulation, 2D animation, smallscale design and human scale working, you will learn how to generate, develop and realise fine art ideas and principals. Graphics and New Media allows you to look into photography and digital media, alongside the techniques and technology that goes alongside this experimental imagery. You will also learn typographic design, and narrative image making.

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Photography is a range of lens based media in which you will look into traditional and digital processes; you will explore different genres of photography, for example, portraiture, landscape, still life, documentary, experimental, and photo-journalism. You will have the opportunity to work with traditional film, digital, and video, as well as any combination of these methods.

Student Higher Education destinations to study Art include The Royal College of Art London, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, Leeds School of Art, University of Sheffield, University of Birmingham, John Moores University and many more!

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Upon successful completion of the course, most students progress onto higher education (Degree or HND) in their chosen area of study or go onto employment. All art and design students proudly take part in public exhibitions through KGV. Many students sell their work and are commissioned for future projects as a direct result of exhibiting at the KGV Creative Festival and through Southport Contemporary Arts Gallery. Career opportunities are varied and include illustrator, fine artist, painter, printmaker, calligrapher, sculpture, art therapist, jewellery designer, set designer, sign writer, interior designer, animator, graphic designer, textile or fashion designer, photographer of film, cinema, journalism, fashion etc. Also, visual marketing designer, fashion marketing, visual merchandiser, the list is a vast one and spreads all throughout the creative industries!

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steph kinsella Greenbank High School BTEC Extended Diploma in Business “I enjoy the wide variety of topics that we learn about throughout the year. The teaching is of a high level and we are encouraged to complete work to the highest possible standards.

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I chose KGV because it was the best college within the area for this particular course. I plan on moving on to a higher apprenticeship within the sales industry.�


BUSINESS AT KGV COLLEGE Course related Extras: WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT Extended Project Qualification Duke of Edinburgh AWARD

The course covers a broad range of business topics from the fundamentals to recent topics such as internet marketing. The course comprises of thirteen units – seven mandatory and six optional – that are designed to give flexibility to meet student’s needs. As a BTEC Business student you apply your learning to everyday current situations in order to initially demonstrate your understanding, and more importantly to develop your critical thinking skills, to accurately evaluate and analyse. Due to the great flexibility of the course students go onto a wide range of pathways – over 67% to university, with over 20% going into employment.

YOU WILL STUDY... Students will gain an advanced level of understanding of what it takes to start your own business up in theory and practical terms with the use of local Entrepreneurs as guest speakers to bring topics to life. With such knowledge and experience you will be challenged to use elements of the marketing mix to develop your own marketing campaign that allows you to express yourself in a constructive environment. You will also learn how external influences, such as the impact of technology has affected how organisations conduct their business.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE We are very proud of the destinations our students have progressed onto. A high proportion have gone on to study Business, International Business, Management and Law at prestigious Russell Group universities such as University of Liverpool. Equally a good proportion have progressed to Higher Apprenticeships with employers such as NHS and BAE Systems.

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“The teaching at KGV is of a high standard with a great depth of knowledge provided by the teacher alongside a big focus on independent learning. I chose KGV for the fantastic facilities they have on offer like the new Creative Arts Building. I plan on going to University to study Film Productions, with the hope of working in the industry some day in the future.”


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The course is both practical and theoretical and offers a wide variety of units that entice students to peruse a specialist area. It will help you determine a pathway to your future within the media industry, give you practical experience and develop your knowledge across a range of different media sectors. A wide variety of topics are covered on the course to give you a broad experience whilst you are here. Work experience is also offered to further develop your skills, this could be in a number of areas such as journalism, film editing and production management. The course culminates in a celebratory Oscars themed event when students are nominated for different award categories relevant to their work.

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You will experience a number of specialisms within the media sector, such as animation, creating your own short film, graphic design and scriptwriting. These are all aimed to give you a broad experience of the areas within the media industry to enable you to develop a specialism over time but also to give you a diverse portfolio of work and experience once you have completed the course.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE This course’s main priority is to enable you to sample different areas within the media industry so that you can specialise in the future. A large number of our previous students have moved on to university, following a host of different directions within the media industry. Some of our former students have gone on to study: Film and TV Production, Fashion Art Direction, TV Production, Games Journalism and PR at Universities such as Northumbria, Edge Hill, Salford and Gloucestershire. Some other opportunities that you could move on to are Journalism, Graphic Design, Advertising, Animation or Marketing. The Digital Creative Media Course has a number of units that allow you to not only learn, but gain first-hand experience within the field!

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leah finn Maricourt Catholic High School BTEC Extended Health & Social Care “I enjoy the Health & Social Care course as it provides me with work experience within different care settings that I can apply to my life and future career. The teachers provide help, guidance and support throughout the course. I chose Health & Social Care at KGV as I like to help and support people. ”

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE AT KGV COLLEGE? Course related Extras: CHARITY AMBASSADORS HEART START BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE

We have built a track record of outstanding learner success in Health and Social Care because the course we offer provides a stepping stone to employment in a range of careers, such as nursing, social work, occupational therapy, support work and paramedic practice, to name just a few. This qualification, equivalent to three A Levels, involves an in-depth study of the health and social care sector as you learn to keep individuals safe and communicate professionally in health and social care settings. You will grow in confidence to support people with additional needs, find out what working in health and social care is really like, as well as learning about diet and nutrition, sociology, psychology and health promotion.

YOU WILL STUDY... In the classroom, you will cover topics such as anatomy and physiology, the importance of healthy eating, safeguarding children and adults, First Aid and how to deal with incidents and emergencies. You will plan fundraising and community activities and as a result improve your communication and team working skills. You will discover what it’s like to work in health and social care, completing work experience placements in a variety of health and social care settings, and will get the chance to meet a range of professionals who will come into college to talk about their work.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE After studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, you have so many opportunities within the caring sector. Many of our students go on to universities across the country and apply for courses such as Nursing, Social Work, Midwifery, Paramedic Practice, Radiography, Teaching, Early Childhood Studies and many more. However, university isn’t the only route our students have taken after leaving KGV; you could go on to an apprenticeship in the caring sector or go straight into employment with all the skills and experience you have developed on the course. In fact, many of our students are offered positions as a result of the extensive work experience that we offer at KGV.

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tom bowker Deyes High School BTEC Extended Diploma in ICT “I like that the lessons are of a fast pace so students are able to complete assignments on time and staff are very approachable. The variety of teaching keeps lessons interesting too. I chose KGV because of the good recommendations from my friends who already came here. I really liked that they treat you like adults here. I also like that you have room to work independently. When I leave KGV I want to graduate from university with a networking degree and apply for a career in that.�

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You will gain a broad understanding of how ICT is used in business and in everyday life. You will advance your knowledge and skills in a wide range of software and hardware applications, including how to upgrade software and hardware to improve computer performance. You will develop an understanding of how networks, including the Internet, function. This course is an exciting opportunity to learn about realworld developments in information and communication technology and to conduct investigations using workrelated contexts. BTEC IT offers a foundation for students who wish to pursue a carer in ICT or move on to degree level study. The senior network technician at Ferrari is a former KGV BTEC Student and several of our students, after completing degree courses in Forensic Computing, now work closely with National Police Forces helping to police the Internet.

YOU WILL STUDY... The course has been structured to allow a number of pathways onto Higher Education or Employment. For example: The units Computer Systems and Maintaining Computers are beneficial to students that want a career in IT Technical Support. Computer Systems, Computer Networks, Communications Technology and Procedural Programming make a good foundation for students that want a career in the Networking and Communications Industry. Whilst Database Design, Spreadsheet Modelling, Data Analysis and Design and Business Resources are for those students that want to progress into business support.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Once you have completed your Extended Diploma, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities or move directly into the world of employment. A triple distinction in your Extended Diploma gives the same level of UCAS Tariff points as 3 As at A Level. Many students progress onto University where they have studied courses including: Computing (Software Development), Computing (Networking & Forensics), Business Management and Website Design and Development. You might, as recently happened to one of our former students, find your self managing the whole of the communications network for the McLaren Formula 1 racing team.

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“I enjoy being able to work with music every day and learn new things about my passion. I like the amount of topics covered within the course. The teaching is very clear and very focused. I chose KGV because this was one of the only colleges to offer this course and I like the friendliness of the college. I hope to continue to pursue a career in music and gain new experiences in different fields along the way.”


MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AT KGV COLLEGE Course related Extras: Drama Production KGV Radio ELECTRONIC MUSIC MAKING

With results in the top 10% of the country, this two year, hands-on course will not only provide you with a Level 3 qualification equivalent to three A Levels, but also arm you with the experience you need to pursue a career in the Music Industry. From performance to marketing through to producing, engineering and live sound, you will develop a wide range of skills geared towards current industry trends and practice.

the course; using technology to develop your skills as a multi-skilled music technologist. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and gain work experience by helping to manage and setup for live performances, concerts and productions throughout the year!

The College has brand new facilities including a fully equipped recording studio, mixing suite and computer suite containing state of the art equipment, computers (iMacs) and software. Using Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Ableton Live, you will be expected to produce work to an extremely high standard. You will be taught by specialists with a wealth of experience in the fields of music, performance and music technology.

There are a wide range of university courses available to those who complete this course successfully, both at HND and Degree levels. These include courses in Music Technology, Media, Multi Media, Business (Music), Performing Arts and other related subjects at universities such as LIPA (Liverpool Institution for Performing Arts), Huddersfield University and ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music).

YOU WILL STUDY... You will study topics such as studio recording, live sound, mixing, mastering and performance throughout

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As an alternative to Higher Education there are many opportunities for employment and self-employment in the music industry; previous students have gone on to work in recording, live sound, DJ’ing, performance and music composition.

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SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE

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Course related Extras: SPORTS ACADEMY/ACTIVITIES WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT TEACHERS OF TOMORROW

SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AT KGV COLLEGE The BTEC Sport Extended Diploma is an excellent opportunity to work hard and play hard. As well as achieving an excellent grade (95% high grades, 100% pass rate), you also get the opportunity to learn in a dynamic and engaging way. The BTEC Sport Course at KGV has a balanced mix of practical and theory that you won’t find anywhere else! Embedded in the course are a variety of learning and teaching methods and a range of assessments – no more tests, you are hands on and involved in Sport from the start!

YOU WILL STUDY... The BTEC Extended Diploma is unique at KGV as, in the second year, you can choose optional units based on what you want to go on to further study, choosing to focus on a scientific route or a coaching route. The first year units allow you to gain a foundation of knowledge and develop essential skills that progress from your studies at GCSE PE, thus enabling you to go on to more challenging units in the second year. This is when more emphasis is based on your development as an independent learner who is striving to be prepared for your chosen career.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE Our BTEC Sport Extended Diploma Students go on to University to study a range of Sport related courses, such as; Sport Science, Sport Therapy, Sports Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Sport Studies, Sports Leadership, Teaching qualifications and many more! We have developed links with local universities such as Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University, and Edge Hill University. These universities are so impressed with the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at KGV, that they regard our students as some of their top applicants, often awarding scholarships of up to £1000 a term.

elena barton Stanley High School BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport “I mostly enjoy the units we study, the quality of teaching, small classes, practical lessons and the style of teaching at KGV. The teaching standard is exceptional; providing well-structured and prepared lessons. When I leave KGV I plan to study Physical Education for 3 years with an extra 1 year to complete a PGCE in primary or secondary teaching. I will then become a teacher in Physical Education.”

@KGVsport

KGV Sport Society

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WHERE TO FIND US AND STUDENT BUS PASSES

We’re easy to find, whether you choose to travel by train, bus, car or on foot! We offer a flexible transport provision for students, with travel passes available for both Maghull Coaches and Arriva bus services. Alternatively, we’re located just a 20 minute walk from Southport train station and we have plenty of free onsite parking for our students to use, once you have passed your driving test of course! Local students can purchase through the College an Arriva North West Scholars Saver ticket, valid for anyone in full time education up to the age of 18 and travelling throughout Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire & Halton. The ticket entitles the holder to travel on all Arriva North West bus services throughout these areas and can be used Monday to Friday during term time. For students travelling further afield, KGV has once again teamed up with Maghull coaches who will be operating two routes for students covering Bootle, Crosby, Parbold, Skelmersdale and Rufford.

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OUR HISTORY

BUILD YOUR FUTURE AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE

1926 - 2016

This year, King George V College will celebrate 90 years of educating the generations of young people in Southport. We’ve been around since 1926, originally starting out as King George V Grammar School for boys. Throughout the 60 years that the Grammar School existed both the reputation and size of King George V grew and at its peak the School had over 800 boys enrolled. In September 1979, King George V Grammar School was renamed King George V College, opening its doors to a cohort of female students who joined the boys in the School sixth form. In 1982 KGV became a specialist Sixth Form provider as we now know it and the school section ceased to exist. Since then, the College has been placed in the top 10 Sixth Form and FE Colleges in the country for A Level results. There have also been extensive developments to the College campus, most recently the building of a new £4 million Creative Arts Block.


Don’t forget Open Evenings:

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Enrolment

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King George V College Southport PR8 6LR Tel: 01704 530601 email: admissions@kgv.ac.uk www.kgv.ac.uk

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