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Long Road Sixth Form College Cambridge

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are you ready for long road? why choose long road? study at long road academic support personal development after long road coursefinder programmes overview entry requirements apply getting to long road Cover photographs: Front cover: Lauren Arkesden Castle Manor, Haverhill Inside front cover: Shujeerah Thiruchelvam Neale-Wade Community College Inside back cover: Kieran Gee Sawston Village College Back cover: Jack Willows Bottisham Village College

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Courses A Level Courses Introduction Applied Science Art and Design Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computing Design Technology Product Design Drama and Theatre Studies Economics English Language English Language and Literature English Literature Film Studies French Geography History ICT Mathematics Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Use of Media Studies Music Performance Studies Philosophy Photography Physical Education Physics Politics Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Travel and Tourism

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Level 3 Applied Courses Introduction 71 Applied Science 73 Art and Design 75 Business 78 Business Enterprise 79 Engineering 88 Games Design 91 Graphic Design 92 Health and Social Care and Early Years 94 ICT (Business) 97 Media 101 Performing Arts 104 Retail 114 Sport 109 Access to A level pathways Introduction Humanities Pathway Science Pathway

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Level 2 Applied Courses Introduction Applied Science Art and Design Business Health and Social Care Media Sport

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Foundation Courses Art and Design

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are you ready for long road?

“I’m ready to be more independent ...to be treated as anadult” Isobel O’Sullivan St. Ivo

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Everything you expect in return for everything we expect! Are you ready for Long Road? It will be different here from what you’ve been used to. For you, that’s probably the whole point – it’s probably time to leave school behind, to make a fresh start and take the next step up. We are a specialist sixth form college. That means all 2,000 students here are aged 16–19. They’re all here studying to get the qualifications they need to progress into university or employment. It’s busy, exciting and diverse, but it’s also friendly, open and inclusive. What you’ll notice here from day one is how you are treated – as an adult. Possibly for the first time you’ll have free time during the day: time we trust you will spend productively. In return for the greater freedom this brings, you’ll be expected to study and organise yourself in a new, more mature way, taking greater responsibility for your own studies. This might all sound a little daunting but in no time you’ll have new friends, new interests and there’ll be no looking back! Right for you? Then maybe it’s time you moved on up to Long Road Sixth Form College.

here’s the deal. Not sure? Come and have a look round for yourself!

Don’t just take it from us. Ask any student here, and they’ll say come and have a look, walk round, chat to students and staff and see if it suits you.

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“I want to do the best Ican and I’m ready to push myself” Sean-Patrick O’Hanrahan Parkside

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are you ready for long road?

...good! it’s not how good ...it’s how you are... goodyou want tobe. Because for us...

Equality and diversity The College aims to promote and maintain equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination and harassment on grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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Maybe you got straight A*s. Maybe you have lots of A or B grades. Maybe you are a successful student with a range of qualifications. Perhaps you need to build on your Level 2 learning. Well, whatever you’re choosing to do, providing you meet our entry criteria, there’s a programme at Long Road to help you move up the academic ladder. We pride ourselves in taking students from a wide range of academic, social and cultural backgrounds. Our students achieve their goals – whether it’s a top university or cutting edge employment. What’s important to us is not where you’ve come from, but where you want to go. Quite simply, we need you to be ambitious. And us? Well, we’re driven not only by helping you get there, but helping you be the best you can.

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why choose long road?

why choose long road?

“Bychoosing Long Road,am I maximising mychances of getting whereI want to go?” Jack Willows Bottisham Village College

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Why choose Long Road? We know that the next two years form one of the most important stages in your life. Making the right choices now will have a big impact on what you go on to do – whether it’s employment, further study or university. You need to know that if you choose Long Road, you are maximising your chances of getting where you want to go in the future. Well, here are 5 good reasons why Long Road is the right choice...

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* Results are from 2012. 2013 results can be found on our website.

Almost half our A level courses had a 100% pass rate.

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Diploma pass rates*

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A*–C grade for 68% of students.

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Level 3 Extended Diplomas (equivalent to three A levels)

Virtually every A level course achieved more than a 90% pass rate.

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why choose long road?

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long road is in the uk’s top10% for helping students achieve better results* results

*Research shows that Long Road is consistently in the top 10% of UK schools and colleges for helping year 1 students get better grades than were predicted when they joined. Put simply, we’re very good at realising your potential – so whatever your grades when you start, we’ll help you achieve more than you ever thought possible!

Improving your exam performance You’ll have your own Progress Coach whom you’ll meet regularly to discuss your performance, set targets and plan your career path. We’ll work with you to improve exam techniques, analysing how you can do better. Through discussions and workshops with teachers, we’ll help you: - structure answers - improve your writing skills - draw conclusions from research - manage your revision schedule You will work in partnership with your teachers who will give you regular assignments with both written and verbal feedback.

Specialist teachers Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced sixth form education specialists. Some write text books, some act as moderators or examiners for examination boards. Many have direct, relevant industry or sector experience in the courses they teach or study part-time for additional qualifications such as Masters degrees.

our students moving on up... over 50% went straight on to university in 2012 • Students applied for the full range of courses offered by UCAS, and 78% were accepted (national average 71%).

27% went on to further education or employment

20% took a gap year before applying for university or before deciding what they wanted to do

• More students applied successfully to elite universities (Russell Group and 1994) than the national average.

Source: A Level Performance System (ALPs) 2009–2012.

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Long Road has the widest range of Level 3 courses in the area – just look at the list of courses on offer! But it’s not just the number of courses that’s attractive – it’s how you can pick and mix courses to get the right combination for you. Whether it’s three A levels with an Extended Project, or a Level 3 Diploma course with an additional complementary A level, or Level 3 Plus Programme we’ll give you informed and impartial advice on what’s best for you.

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when it’s time to move on up we’ll help you stand out from the crowd! Exam results are crucial, but in the highly competitive university and job marketplace, they’re not enough on their own. Long Road will help you get the edge which will boost your chances of standing out from other prospective candidates...

You’ll look like a more interesting candidate... We encourage a wide range of enrichment activities. Participating is a great way of showing other people your willingness to take on new challenges, your self-motivation and commitment, and demonstrates better than anything else your passion for a subject. Getting involved will also earn you credits which look great on your UCAS form or job application.

anycourse you need... in any combination you want

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You’ll have real-life work experience... Our careers department has excellent contacts with local and national organisations and companies. If your course has a work experience component, the staff will work with you to get you into the right post. If you want to set up your own placement, we have a large database of contacts built over many years, to help get you started.

You’ll present yourself professionally... We prepare you for your future. Take our Plus course, and you’ll boost your employability skills with workshops, employer visits and targeted advice. We work with you to define your strengths and career aspirations and tailor your personal statement or curriculum vitae accordingly. We’ll also help you complete your UCAS (university) application and practise your interview skills.

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• A modern Learning Resource Centre • A state-of-the-art Performing Arts studio • Computer suites for Computing, ICT, Maths, Media, Film, Photography, Design and Technology and Art • Well-equipped laboratories for Science • Darkrooms for Photography • Studios and workshops for Art and Design Technology • A large Sports Hall and adjoining fitness suite and weights area We could go on, but instead why not take a quick look round for yourself in the next few pages...

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superb facilities Sport Hall project: in 2014 additional classrooms will be built to provide more classroom space for Sport and PE students.

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We have invested £800,000 in an excellent Performing Arts block with special dance floors. The studios are bright and airy and are a great environment in which to be creative.

A dedicated Student Centre, with common room and Internet Café.

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Lauren Arkesden (left) Castle Manor, Haverhill Josh Matthews (right) Newmarket College

“I’m ready to study in a more matureway ...push myself harder”

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Study at Long Road At Long Road you’ll study in a way that’s different from what you’ve been used to. It’s called managed independent learning. This means that with supervision and support, you’ll drive and organise your own studies to meet challenging targets and deadlines. Instead of being handed information on a plate, you’ll carry out your own research, individually and in groups, on paper or online. As a result, you’ll learn to question and assess your sources and research, and be able to present more balanced findings. This way of studying may sound informal but it’s not relaxed. It requires higher levels of self-reliance, organisation and motivation than those required at school. This allows you to take greater responsibility for your studies and how you organise your time – great preparation for the world of work and university.

take greater responsibility Don’t be surprised to find that A levels and Level 3 Applied courses are quite a step up. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. Our teachers specialise in helping students develop the skills needed (like those shown opposite) to study at this level, balancing new material with consolidating what you’ve already learned.

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At Long Road we use a variety of different styles of teaching to keep learning fresh and stimulating... Studying in class Lessons are clearly structured with a variety of approaches and styles to suit everyone. You may be given a task to carry out either individually, in pairs or in small groups. This might involve further research and analysis and require you to give a presentation. You’ll find that you have opportunities to work in subject workshops – small, group-based studies of topics on which you want to focus. During these workshops you might want to take another look at something you found difficult, or explore in more detail, aspects you found particularly interesting.

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Visiting speakers Representatives from companies, industry experts, artists, drama companies, voluntary organisations, university academics, MPs and former students have been invited by teachers to come and give valuable talks to students. These give practical insights into particular subjects and topics and help students keep their learning both interesting and relevant. Experts are also called on to help assess and judge student presentations. Exchanges Comenius Project Students studying Business, Science, Design Technology or Geography have the opportunity to take part in an exchange with a sixth form college in Denmark.

Study visits Managed independent learning also means learning outside the classroom. Planning and working with your teachers, you’ll use trips, visits and activities to pick up new ideas or apply methods you’ve developed in class. Put simply, our range of trips is stunning: over 100 in a single term. In the last year, trips have included: • Art & Design Level 3 Diploma Visit to the Courtauld Gallery, the National Gallery and museums in Cambridge • Geography Trips to the London 2012 site and to Thetford to study regeneration • Film Studies Visit to the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and to New York • Psychology Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and to the London Zoo Phobia Clinic • History Visits to Berlin and Bavaria • Religious Studies Visits to the Somme

• Philosophy Attendance at an Ethics conference • Drama, Performance Studies and Performing Arts Theatre trips to see Hedda Gabler and The Doll’s House • Business Studies and Business Level 3 Diploma Visits to Bosch Rexroth and to Thorpe Park • Politics and Sociology Visit to Liverpool and Manchester • English Literature Trip to see Hamlet by the Royal Shakespeare Company • Photography Trip to Berlin

Work experience If you’re on an Applied course, you’ll find our work experience placements help you develop your skills and boost your confidence. You’ve probably taken part in work experience before, but Long Road placements are with companies and organisations that match your coursework closely. You’ll use this practical experience to write reports, work on special projects and plan what role you might want in the future.

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Level 3 Diploma in Media Munro Gascoigne (opposite page) “I was at St. Christopher School in Letchworth before Long Road. I decided to take the Media Diploma because I want to gain practical experience for working in the film industry. The course gives you lots of hands-on experience of film making and other media products using different programmes such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I’m really enjoying it, and it definitely lives up to my expectations. The Diploma is equivalent to two A levels, and I am currently also taking both AS Psychology and AS History. After Long Road I plan to go to university to study Film Production.”

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Level 3 Diploma in Business Monde Mwyia (below) “I have become increasingly interested in Business, and I can see myself in this kind of work in the future, so this was the ideal course for me. I took the Level 2 Diploma at my school, Linton Village College, and so have been able to build on what I studied there. I particularly enjoy the units on Marketing. I am also studying Travel & Tourism A level, and the two tie in perfectly. After Long Road I am hoping to go to university to study Business Management and to work in a business environment.”


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A level English Literature Abigail Loosemore (below) “I was at Neale-Wade Community College before Long Road, and I’m studying English Literature, Photography, Film Studies and Media Studies. English Literature was an obvious choice for me. I love reading and like poetry, in particular Sylvia Plath, whom we’ve been studying, and Emily Dickinson. I love analysing texts, which also helps my work in Film Studies. For my creative writing I used Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber as an inspiration for my Gothic poem based on The Little Mermaid. I am planning to study a combination of English and Film at university.”

A level Computing George Bainton (opposite page) “I am studying Computing, Art, Psychology and Philosophy. I didn’t study Computing at my school, Parkside, but thought that it would be interesting: I enjoy problem solving and using logic to find solutions. You also need to be quite creative in your approach to programming, which is good for me as an Art student and which makes it fun. We use Python, which is a good introduction to other programs such as C++. I am considering studying Computing at university, but even if I opt for a different subject, it has been extremely useful in developing my ability to think logically.”

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Independent study To do well and succeed at Long Road you will need to allocate a large amount of time to independent study. Some of this can be done during the day using our study resources, some you’ll do at home in the evenings, weekends and over holiday breaks. We expect you to be prepared for your classes, meet all your deadlines, produce assignments to a high standard and look over the notes you’ve taken during classes, not once, but regularly. How much extra study you do depends on your subject, but as a general rule, we recommend you work at least an hour for every hour you spend in class.

The Virtual Learning Environment Students can access the College intranet site – Moodle. Log in at college or at home and you can upload coursework for your teachers, download extra teaching materials to help you with your studies, find out about College activities and get up-to-date information on careers and current part-time job opportunities.

Learning Resource Centre Much of your time at Long Road outside classrooms will be based in and around the Learning Resource Centre (LRC). We’ve listened carefully to our students to find out how you study best outside the classroom. This means that our LRC has been zoned so you can study in the style that suits you. There is a silent area, which is closed off from the rest of the centre. There is also an area for quiet individual or group study, a computer room to research online or write your essays and reports, and a large private study area.

Wi-Fi Use the Long Road Wi-Fi for college and your own laptop!

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Progress Coaches What’s important at Long Road is that you have a plan – a plan for what you want to do in the future and how you intend to get there. To help with this, you’ll work with your own Progress Coach. They’ll help you draw up an individual learning plan and you’ll have one-to-one meetings to make sure you’re on target. We will work in partnership with you and your parents or carers, keeping them up-to-date with your effort, achievement, attendance and punctuality. Your teachers, your coach and our Careers Department will work with you to make sure that everything is in place for what follows at the end of your course. Opposite page: “The College is friendly but focussed, and we get excellent guidance here. We are expected to work hard, but I have really appreciated being able to develop my own style of learning.” Victoria Loach Applied Science L3 Diploma “Every student has a challenging but achievable set of targets, and our system of Progress Coaches is designed to ensure that students fulfil their potential.” Steve Dann Director of Learning

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Breaks and free time Between classes you need time to recharge your batteries and grab refreshments. That’s why we’ve provided a refectory open from 8am and a specially-designed Student Centre. Facilities such as these, and outdoor areas like the Quad, the Sculpture Garden and the playing fields are places you can use anytime to meet, chat and relax.

The Student Centre This is the main area where you can meet and relax between lessons. It’s housed in a separate building in a great central location adjoining the Quad. Inside is an internet cafe´where you can keep up-to-date with your social networking sites. Student supervisors are also based here to help you.

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Catch-up on what’s new! Why not visit our College website, Facebook and Twitter sites – even when you’re here! You can keep up to date with College news, student achievements and forthcoming events. There are also other College websites for the Media and Film Courses. www.longroad.ac.uk www.longroadmedia.com http://vimeo.com/longroadfilm www.longroadfilm.co.uk Facebook: Long Road Sixth Form College 2011/12 Twitter: @LR6FC The Refectory The Refectory is split into different areas: a sandwich and cold drink area, a conservatory, a café and a hot food servery.

Keeping fit As a student you get free use of the College Fitness Suite. In addition you can take part in dance, self-defence or exercise classes. You can also use breaks for a quick game of tennis, table tennis, netball or basketball. Lockers Pay a refundable deposit and you can use one of our lockers to store your valuables. Personal transport Keep fit and cycle to College! If you want to come in by motorcycle, there are special parking bays and there is a limited number of car parking spaces for Year 2 students with permits.

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academic support

academic support

“OK,I can handle all that, but I might need some help along theway” Zak Ollington Newmarket College

Academic Support You’ll be looking forward to new opportunities and experiences. There will also be new challenges. You want to gain the most you can from the College and from yourself, and sometimes you might need some extra help along the way. We understand the personal and educational challenges students encounter, and we are committed to making sure that all students have the same chance to succeed. Academic Support Department Physical disabilities, health or mental health issues or learning difficulties like dyslexia are not considered barriers to your success. Our academic support area provides a space where you can work quietly with members of the team, and there are also Student Support Assistants who can act as scribes in class or during exams, or help you get around the college easily if you have any mobility difficulties.

Exam pressure We run workshops to help you plan your revision, boost your confidence and deal with nerves. Equality and Diversity We do not tolerate discrimination or bullying. If you think you’re being treated unfairly, tell a member of staff immediately. Students volunteer to be Equality Champions to get the message across: no discrimination.

So, if you need extra support or facilities, we have a team of qualified specialist teachers who will work with you and your family before you start, to see what extra help you need and plan your programme. If any of these issues apply to you, then speak to a member of Academic Support at our Open Evening or on any other visit to the college.

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Help from other students Long Road will be a new and exciting experience. Our current students remember what it was like when they started. That’s why they put themselves forward to help you ease your way in. As soon as you arrive, they’ll help you settle in, answer any questions you have and be on-hand afterwards with experienced advice on how to manage your studies. Peer Mentors You’ll meet our Peer Mentors at Open Evening. They’re the students in the pink t-shirts who take you around the College. If the thought of going to a much bigger College is a bit daunting, don’t worry – you’ll meet the Peer Mentors again when you first start at Long Road. They know what it’s like moving to a new place, but they also know how much you want to make a fresh start, so they have volunteered to help you, and all the other new students, find your feet. “I am going to be a Peer Mentor in Year 2 – we have a training course in June and one of our first events is helping at the Taster Day for Year 10 students. I wanted to be a Peer Mentor, not just to help other students, but also because it’s a really good thing to put on your Personal Statement or CV. ” George Clarke – right (Previous school: Coleridge Community College, Parkside Federation) with Luke Hails – left (Previous school: Freman College, Buntingford).

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There’s more to life as a sixth form student than studying for exams and completing coursework assignments. Now is the time to broaden your horizons, develop yourself and try new things. Students say that at Long Road personal growth and self-motivation are valued as highly as academic achievement – which means very highly indeed! In today’s challenging and competitive world, it’s the students with more to offer who get the good university courses and jobs. That’s why we run what’s called an enrichment programme. It’s a structured way you can try new things, develop your interests and help your community. We recognise this and award you credits. Here are a few of the things students currently get involved with at Long Road...

“I’m ready totrynew things, explore new ideas make new friends” Erica Matos de Carvallho Soham Village College

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Learn about life Make the most of the opportunity to hear about other people’s lives. Put your local MP on the spot, talk to Holocaust survivors and meet people from a range of professions. You can also take part in our regular road safety event. Help other people Lots of students are involved in raising money and helping others. Whether it’s building schools in Africa, volunteering at sports clubs, singing karaoke while dressed as a stormtrooper in aid of Comic Relief, supporting sportspeople with disabilities or baking cakes to raise money for hospices, there’s plenty in which to get involved. In your second year you can also volunteer to be a Peer Mentor – giving help, guidance and advice to new and potential students.

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Help organise events Represent 2,000 students, work with the College Senior Management Team to continue to improve student facilities and help to organise great social and fundraising events. If this sounds like you, you should stand for the Student Committee. You can also join our Learner Voice group, helping to plan further improvements to the College. Stand up for what you believe! Do you want to effect change where you study? You could try being an Equality Champion – promoting our anti- discrimination or anti-bullying message to everyone in the College. Or you might try being a Student Governor, attending Board of Governors’ meetings and getting your views heard by the people who oversee the college.

Develop your studies or a special interest of your own For the Extended Project you can take a subject you’re interested in or extend a topic you’re studying. We will help you with the planning and administration, but the rest is up to you. Yes, it’s extra work, but your final presentation will demonstrate your commitment, staying power and analytical or creative skills – all making you stand out in university or job applications. Use your creative talents Whatever subjects you’re studying, you can still get involved in the annual exhibition and fashion show. You can help set up the event, volunteer to be a model, or take photographs. And, if you’re a budding journalist, a social media guru or just have a way with words, you can contribute to the College newsletter, website, Facebook or Twitter pages.

Get on – or behind – the stage You don’t have to be taking Performing Arts to perform. Whether you’re interested in lighting, costume, set design or music, there will be a role for you in one of our performing arts productions. Learn a language Give your curriculum vitae an extra boost with our ten-week Spanish ASSET qualification: it shows that you can commit yourself to extra study, that you understand the importance of international communication and that you’re serious about improving your skills. General studies Gain an additional AS by taking a General Studies course!

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Making new friends You’ve got great friends at school – you’ve probably known them since Year 7 or even earlier. But now’s the perfect time to widen your social circle. Students come to Long Road from over 90 different schools, small and large, state and independent, nearby and further afield. It might seem daunting being surrounded by lots of people you don’t know but everyone’s in the same boat. With so many different studies and enrichment events going on, you’ll start to make new friends in no time at all... Opposite page: (clockwise from top) Francesa Cann, Marielle Sabiniano, Taite Hawes, Lenny Gray, William Van de Peer and Christine Labonete. Marielle Sabiniano (previous school: Swavesey Village College) “I was really scared before I came here! I didn’t know anyone in any of my classes, but of course we were all in the same boat. You have to meet people halfway, talk to them and be friendly. I’ve made friends with people from other schools, and we meet outside College as well. Since I started at Long Road I’ve been a member of the Social Media Group and in September 2013 I’m going to start volunteering on Wednesday afternoons to help raise money for a project in Africa”. Francesca Cann (previous school: Witchford Village College) “I was really nervous about coming to Long Road but it’s really friendly here. The teachers understand how you feel and you soon make new friends. There was no-one from my old school in any of my classes but it wasn’t a problem. I got to know new people really quickly”.

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Lenny Gray (previous school: Bottisham Village College) I came to Long Road because I liked the friendly atmosphere. I’ve found it easy to get to know people from other schools. We can meet up in the Student Centre or the Learning Resource Centre. The facilities are really good here – I enjoy using the Fitness Suite and I’m going to play in the College cricket team”. William Van de Peer (previous school: Soham Village College) “I’ve found the College very friendly and have got to know new people through my different subjects. The Student Centre is a good place to meet up with friends, but now the summer’s finally arrived, it’s great that we can play tennis by the Sports Hall”.

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Sport and keeping fit Long Road has helped produce some highly talented sportspeople – some competing at national level. But what’s more important for us is that everyone sees sport as something in which they can take part. Anyone can use our extensive sports facilities: on your own, in small informal groups or in one of our sports teams. If we can’t tempt you to exercise regularly, maybe you’ll take part in our sport-related fund-raising activities! Keep fit! If you’re a keep-fit fanatic our Sports Hall has a well-equipped Fitness Suite to help keep you in peak condition, and there are dance classes anyone can join. Join a team! Whatever your sport, there’s a team for you: three male football teams, one female football team, mixed hockey, male hockey, netball, cricket and rugby. We’ve had stand-out successes at local, regional and national level, playing in the British Colleges Sport (BCS) leagues and cups and also taking on some of our local university teams.

Cricket Our cricket team has won the Solway Cup in previous years and are the current holders.

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Hockey Our mixed hockey team won the British Colleges Cup in both 2012 and 2013.

Long Road Basketball Academy Our Academy has a well-deserved reputation for providing the support and training necessary to develop individual skills. Our squad has won the U19 Cambridge League title two years in succession, competed in top level tournaments, been runners-up in the British Colleges and visited Barcelona to play against local sides. One of our former students is currently studying at a top basketball college in the States. What’s the secret of our success? You get six hours of high quality training a week from our EBBA Level 2 coach, as well as strength and conditioning sessions in the fitness suite, advice on nutrition, full video analysis of technique and help with progression beyond Long Road.

Girls’ Football Our Girls’ Football Team has been runners-up in the BCS Eastern Region 7-a-side tournament

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after long road

“What about after Long Road?” Sam Rix Bottisham Village College

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Next Steps You’ve got a plan for the future, and we’re going to help you succeed. Whether you’ve got your career set out in detail for years to come or arrive here with several ideas buzzing around your head, your time at Long Road will help you firm up where you want to go and what you have to do to get there. Through a structured series of events, talks, tutorials and workshops we’ll give you the support and information you need to help you progress step-by-step towards your goal and make your plan a reality. Moving on up to university?

Moving on up to employment?

If you’re moving on up to college or university we will help you produce your personal statement, identify your strengths and advise you on how to make a UCAS application.

The Careers Department has contacts with a wide range of companies and organisations. They’ll help find the right one for you and help you draft your curriculum vitae and prepare you for your interview.

All our Year 1 students attend the Higher Education Fair each June. A large number of colleges and universities exhibit at the Fair so you can speak directly to the experts to find out which one is the best choice for you.

Careers Week The Careers Department plans a week of activities and events for discussion in each lesson, leading up to the Careers Event where local, national and international companies and organisations talk to you about what they have to offer and what’s involved in their industry sector. Apprenticeships We invite experts to talk to you about what’s available and how you can apply for the right vacancy for you.

Interested in today’s workplace? Plus course Our Plus course will broaden your skills and qualifications. Whether you volunteer in a school, visit a company to gain specific industry insights or take a coaching course, you will gain an important advantage in today’s competitive environment. 62

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Tim Landucci Marketing Director, Executive Education Cambridge Judge Business School "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Long Road and the two years there taught me a lot about what I needed to do to achieve my academic goals, as well as preparing me for University and providing me with more confidence in my own abilities." Lauren Scott Trainer teacher: London Institute of Education “The content of the lessons and the quality of teaching inspired me to aim for higher education.”

Richard Allitt (opposite page) Reading Computer Science and Natural Sciences at Robinson College, University of Cambridge “I studied Maths, Further Maths, Computing and Physics at Long Road. My teachers encouraged me to apply for Cambridge and gave me a lot of support. I have always been interested in Computing and Maths, and have taught myself programming, such as in Java and PHP. The Cambridge course has developed this, and introduced many new concepts such as functional programming. We made use of Python at Long Road, which I used as part of my project to design a rabbit game for primary school children. In my first year, we went to the Microsoft Think Computer Science day, where two of us won £1,000 for Long Road. I came to Long Road to make a fresh start, and I made the right decision.” 64

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Becky Everitt (back) Trainee Solicitor “I studied Philosophy, English Literature and American History at Long Road then read Law at the University of Surrey. This included a placement year during which I worked in New York. After graduating, I joined Taylor Vinters LLP in Cambridge and am now a paralegal in their personal injury team. I will be starting my Training Contract with them in September 2014 after completing the Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin. My personal tutor at Long Road was extremely supportive, and I had some brilliant teachers who were academically engaging and motivating. Long Road helped to develop the self-motivation and work ethic I needed for further education and provided the resources to advise me on my future studies and career.”

Katie Godfrey (front) Reading Politics at the University of Glasgow, and winner of the 2012 Cambridgeshire YOPEY (Young People of the Year) award “I studied Politics, English Literature and History at Long Road. I spent the first six months of my gap year working in a school in Kenya. I offered to raise money for new classrooms and set up the Baraka Foundation to do so. So far I have raised about £10,000 to build four classrooms and complete a kitchen. Winning the YOPEY award was amazing, but also a great way to share the work of the foundation. My Politics degree has a particular focus on international security, conflict and development, and I am hoping to work in an area of development when I graduate. Long Road taught me how to motivate myself – that is what I wanted after being at school – and I made the right decision to come here.”

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long road coursefinder A Level courses Introduction Applied Science Art and Design Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computing Design Technology Product Design Drama and Theatre Studies Economics English Language English Language and Literature English Literature Film Studies French Geography History ICT Mathematics Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Use of Media Studies Music Performance Studies Philosophy Photography Physical Education Physics Politics Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Travel and Tourism

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A levels are divided into AS courses, which are generally taken in Year 1 and which are qualifications in their own right, and A2 courses, which continue in Year 2 to form the complete A level. Most students take four AS levels in Year 1, then concentrate on three A2 courses in Year 2. Your marks from your AS and A2 are combined to form your final A level grade. A levels are assessed mainly by exam, although there may be some coursework involved. As part of your A level programme you may take one of the following course combinations:

Level 3 Applied Courses Applied Science (Physical Sciences) Art and Design Business Business Enterprise Engineering Games Design and Animation Graphic Design Health and Social Care and Early Years ICT (Business) Media Performing Arts Retail Sport

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The Level 3 Applied programme provides students with well-established and successful courses leading to further study or employment. Level 3 Diplomas give students practical, industry-related experience and may lead to further studies at university or into a related apprenticeship or employment with training. We offer Diploma courses that are 6 units, equivalent to one A Level, 12 units, equivalent to two A levels, or 18 units, equivalent to three A levels. As part of your Applied Learning programme you may take one the following combinations:

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Students who are appropriately qualified can take 5 AS level subjects. Specific requirements apply to some courses. See individual course details for more information.

Level 3 programmes Applied Learning courses

Entry requirements At least 7 GCSEs at Grade C in a range of subjects including Maths and English. In any course applied for, a Grade C or equivalent is required in the subject if taken at GCSE level. Prospective students with fewer than 7 GCSEs at Grade C, or without a C grade in either Maths or English, may be considered depending on intended programme of study and career plan if they have an average grade of at least C in all subjects taken at GCSE level and two or more grades higher than C.

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Entry requirements At least 5 C grades or equivalent in a range of subjects at GCSE level, including Grade C or above in GCSE English and Merit in the subject applied for, if taken as an applied course. Students with at least 7 GCSEs at Grade C may include one or more AS levels in their programme. or At least a Merit grade in an OCR or BTEC Certificate in a related area (6 unit qualification), and a Grade C or above in GCSE English. Students with a Distinction grade in a related area (6 unit qualification) may be considered with a Grade D in GCSE English. www.longroad.ac.uk/courses

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long road coursefinder A Level Applied Science Move on up... Applied Science can lead to university courses such as dental nursing, radiography and sports therapy as well as to employment in a scientific laboratory. Those interested in teaching should consider taking another National Curriculum subject in addition to Applied Science. Assessment The course is assessed mainly by coursework portfolios. One third of the course is assessed by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least one Grade B and a C in Science and Additional Science. You should have Grade B in higher tier Mathematics but a Grade C may be considered. Only science GCSE courses which have a high proportion of external assessment will normally be considered. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. We have access to the latest research equipment to carry out genetic modification of an organism.

A Level Applied Science

Applied Science is a single A level combining all the sciences. It is ideal for students interested in a range of scientific matters and keen to explore their practical applications, particularly in industry and health care. Visits to local companies and institutions will demonstrate different aspects of biology, chemistry and physics in action. You will learn about different methods of analysing substances and functions. AS You will have an opportunity to visit and carry out research into workplaces such as hospitals, wind farms and micro-breweries. You will also study techniques used to analyse different chemical substances in areas such as medical pathology and forensic science. Finally, you will explore methods of measuring activities in the lung and the heart and look at x-rays and ultrasound. A2 You will spend time working as a research scientist, carrying out an extended investigation into a topic. You will look at applications of biotechnology that enable us to make use of living things and their products in areas such as medicine, food and drink. Finally, you will look at the use of waves in the modern world, including in communication.

Level 3 Diploma Applied Science

This course is equivalent to two A levels.

12 units

Move on up... The Diploma in Applied Science can lead to a career in a range of areas including forensic, medical, laboratory or industrial science, depending on the specialist units taught. The course can also provide progression to higher education courses such as forensic chemistry, biological sciences or audiology. Assessment The principal method of assessment is coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. In addition you need at least a Grade C in Mathematics. Please see page 71 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. We have access to state-of-the-art research equipment to carry out genetic modification of an organism.

The Level 3 Diploma will provide you with a broad range of skills that will prepare you for employment or for higher education. Dedicated laboratory facilities provide you with the opportunities to build on your previous studies of biology, chemistry and physics. You will find out about working in the science industry with experience of a broad range of practical activities which can include analysing unknown chemical compounds, genetic engineering of organisms and forensic investigations. You will develop essential know-how in numeracy, as required in scientific settings, and find out how the general public perceives science. Through your work, both as an individual and as part of a group, you will find out what it is like to work in the science industry and prepare yourself for further study or employment in the sector. Year1 At first you will concentrate on learning the techniques and skills required for working in a laboratory. The material will cover essential aspects of biological, chemical and physical science research. This will provide you with the knowledge and ability to plan and carry out rigorous scientific investigations. Year 2 In the second year of study you will extend and refine your knowledge further. Practical activities will be linked to professional applications of science to give you an experience of the use of science in an authentic manner. This will enable you to use your skills with confidence in further studies and in science-based employment.

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long road coursefinder A Level Art and Design Move on up... Art and Design can lead to a wide range of further study. With a strong portfolio, students can go directly on to a degree course including illustration and animation, games design, architecture, fashion and textiles, fine art, painting, print-making and sculpture, and many other art, design and media-based courses. You can stay on at Long Road after A Levels to take the Art Foundation course (see p128). Assessment Assessment is by coursework and controlled assignment. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least Grade C in GCSE Art or equivalent. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. 74% Art & Design students achieved Grade A*–B in 2012.

A Level Art and Design

This is an exceptional, highly successful course which has a great reputation and strong links with universities. Taught in spacious, bright studios adjoining a secluded sculpture garden, you’ll be taught by a specialist art/design teacher. You’ll be required to select one of four fine art areas: Textiles with Fashion: Textile workshops allow you to experiment, discover and learn about fine art textile techniques, possibly leading to fashion-related work. Paint & Print: Explore your own and other artists’ ideas and work through experimentation with a wide variety of drawing, painting and printmaking media. Sculpture & Painting: You will explore a range of 3D materials including metal, clay, card and plaster to create small sculptural pieces. You will also learn to use oil and acrylic paints in a programme of taught workshops. Digital & Mixed Media: You will use various forms of printmaking, digital imaging, drawing, painting and mixed media to find effective and unusual ways of producing digital artwork.

Level 3 Diploma Art & Design

Level 3 Diploma Art and Design

This is an 18-unit Diploma equivalent to three A levels.

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Move on up... The Art and Design Diploma can lead to a wide range of art, craft and design courses and careers including graphic communication, interior architecture, fashion design, textiles, photography, jewellery design and fine art. It is not necessary to undertake a foundation year to enter a degree course. Assessment All assessment is by coursework portfolios. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. In addition, you need Grade C in GCSE Art or equivalent. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. 100% of Art and Design Level 3 Diploma students passed in 2012.

As well as developing your own work you’ll have workshops that introduce specialist processes and techniques, with an emphasis on experimentation and exploration. To support your practical work, you’ll explore the work of contemporary and historical European and non-European artists.

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A2 You will develop practical coursework which has a personal significance. This will be accompanied by an extended visual and written analysis. You will also undertake a 15-hour controlled assignment. www.longroad.ac.uk/courses

Year 1 You will develop skills through a series of practical workshops within a 10-unit programme, equipping you with a broad range of experiences across the visual arts. Your classes will be mainly group-based and include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, textiles, computers in art and contextual studies. Throughout the year you will be expected to attend lectures held by external practitioners from various fields within the creative industries and take part in industry-related trips. Year 2 Two out of the six units are based upon your chosen specialism in a particular area of Art and Design. In addition to this, you will continue to study contextual studies, drawing and multi-disciplinary approaches to developing artwork. You will develop a specialist portfolio of work and mount a final exhibition.

AS You will produce a coursework portfolio that demonstrates exploration, research and the acquisition of techniques and skills that reflect your specialist area. You will also undertake a five-hour controlled assignment. Find out more

This Diploma is an outstanding course for you if you are fully committed to the visual arts, interested in all aspects of art & design, and are considering degree level study or applying directly to related employment. Our students are able to progress directly on to a degree course in the Visual Arts. You will be taught in an excellent teaching and learning environment within spacious and well-equipped studios. You will initially experience a broad range of new skills and challenges that will potentially open up directions for you that you may not have previously considered, including textiles and 3-D studies, before beginning to specialise in two units in your second year.

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long road coursefinder A Level Biology

A Level Biology

Move on up... Biology, in conjunction with other A level Science subjects, can lead on to further studies in medical and biological subjects as well as Sports Science and Psychology. Assessment Your practical skills are assessed by coursework. All other assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need higher tier Mathematics at minimum Grade B. Science and Additional Science at higher tier must be at least BB, and if you have studied the Sciences separately, you will need a Grade B in at least two, including Biology. Only Science GCSE courses which have a high proportion of external assessment will normally be considered. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Biology students help at the Bottle your Genes exhibition at the Cambridge Science Festival. AS students have the opportunity to explore any area of biological interest for the coursework. A2 students design and conduct their own experimental research for their coursework – true scientific research!

This course provides you with the foundations for understanding all of Biology and therefore supports your development towards any career that relies on biological knowledge. This could be in medicine, conservation, psychology or sports science. Using actual scientific research will help you to learn to think like a scientist – a skill that is highly sought after in the workplace and in higher education. AS You will learn about the heart and circulatory system and examine the risk factors which can lead to circulatory diseases. Through studying genetics and the effects of cystic fibrosis, you will be able to engage in modern biological dilemmas of gene therapy and genetic testing. You will also learn how a single, unspecified cell develops into the organised, cooperating collection of trillions of cells, each with a specific purpose, which make up the human being. You will investigate how the diversity of life came about, and how we can maintain this diversity for future generations.

A Level Business Studies Move on up... Business Studies can lead to further studies including general business courses, marketing, finance and accounting and human resources. It is a good route into company management training programmes, and is ideal for future entrepreneurs. Many of our students have joined company internship programmes. Students are also supported into the world of work. Assessment Assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. An end of year 1 challenge is set to develop a new product idea for an international company. This year’s challenge was based on Ben & Jerry’s.

A Level Business Studies

Business Studies analyses businesses and the markets they serve. This course introduces you to the wide range of activities conducted in a business and how decisions are taken in an ever-changing commercial environment. It will also help you to understand the business world from the perspectives of various stakeholders: customers, managers, owners/shareholders, employees and society in general. You will also understand that businesses cannot operate in isolation. AS You will be introduced to the challenges and issues of how to start a business including the role of franchising. This section also includes financial planning and the key financial concepts. You then focus on how established businesses might improve their effectiveness by making management decisions in the key areas of human resources, operations management, finance and marketing. A2 You will investigate strategies for success within larger businesses and how managers might measure the success or otherwise of these strategies in the performance of the business by studying business accounts. Finally, you will undertake independent research to establish the aims of businesses and consider the effects that external factors such as legal, economic, social or technological changes can have on businesses. You will also examine how a business can plan for, respond to, and manage change.

A2 Understanding how life-forms interact allows us to draw on the environment as a source of prosperity without destroying it. Studies of forensics and the immune system will enable you to analyse data to calculate the time and cause of death. Studying the biology of respiration, muscles and joints will enable you to discuss whether athletes are born or made. Finally, you will learn about the nervous system to find out why humans might suffer from brain diseases in later life and how these could be cured in the future.

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long road coursefinder Level 3 Diploma Business The Business Diploma is a 12-unit course equivalent to two A levels. Move on up... The Business Diploma can lead either to a variety of business-related courses at university or in the world of work. Employers value the vocational Business qualifications because they show that you have acquired many of the skills they seek. Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “The course helped me to understand how businesses work and to find out more about the EU.” Mahmaduf “I enjoyed carrying out primary research and creating a business plan for a car wash!” Boran

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long road coursefinder Level 3 Diploma Business Enterprise

Level 3 Diploma Business Enterprise

12 units

This is a 6-unit course equivalent to one A level.

6 units

Move on up... to running your own business, to employment or to further studies in business and enterprise.

The Level 3 Diploma in Business is an ideal foundation whether you are thinking of progressing into the workplace or applying for a university degree. The course covers a wide variety of aspects of business including Internet marketing, accounting, law and project management. The course will allow you to carry out both practical tasks and research. You will be encouraged to develop your communication and teamwork skills. The course offers you the opportunity for a student-arranged work experience placement and to organise and manage a business event. These will give you the chance to apply what you have learned to what you are passionate about in a real-life work situation.

Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website.

Year 1 You will cover the five mandatory units exploring the environment in which businesses operate, the resources available to businesses and how best to use them (including human resources i.e. their workforce), an introduction to marketing and business accountancy.

Units may include: • Assessing personal abilities to run a business • Building and maintaining business relationships • Complying with business legal requirements • Estimating financial needs for a business • Making cash flow forecasts for a business • Planning to sell a product or service • Preparing a plan for a business • Producing and implementing a business plan.

Year 2 You will cover seven other units which will either look in more depth at specific aspects of business (for example law, Internet marketing, recruitment and selection of staff) or take a broader perspective of business activity (for example managing a business event).

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The Level 3 Diploma in Business Enterprise is an exciting qualification aimed at people running, or who may run, their own business in the future. Either way it will provide essential experience in a nationally recognised vocational qualification. You will study in a more practical way with activities geared towards gaining as real an experience of setting up a business as possible. It is equivalent to a full A level and will run over two years and be assessed via coursework. The 6-unit qualification is designed to be flexible and can be taken alongside more traditional A levels or other Applied courses, so offers an exciting and practical addition to a student’s programme. You will gain some of the crucial skills, knowledge and understanding required to set up your own business and gain the basic enterprising essentials identified as critical to any potential entrepreneur. You will also have the opportunity to set up a mini-enterprise in the second year.

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long road coursefinder A Level Chemistry

A Level Chemistry

Move on up... Chemistry develops skills that are sought after by universities and employers and is an excellent starting point for careers in medicine, pharmacy, forensic science, biochemistry, environmental health and engineering. Assessment The practical skills for A2 are assessed by coursework and for AS by practical exams. All other assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need higher tier Mathematics at minimum Grade B. Science and Additional Science at higher tier must be at least BB, and if you have studied the Sciences separately, you will need a Grade B in at least two, including Chemistry. Only Science GCSE courses which have a high proportion of external assessment will normally be considered. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. All A2 students undertake an individual investigation on an area of chemistry which interests them, and maybe extend this beyond the A level specification.

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Chemistry is the science of atoms, molecules and ions, the differences between them and the reactions which they undergo. Chemistry affects virtually every aspect of modern life and at Long Road you will study the key chemical theories through a series of relevant and topical contexts. You will learn many of the techniques used to develop new medicines, understand the search for alternative fuels, find out about the role of chemistry in climate change and discover the applications of chemistry for designing materials. The course has a strong focus on practical work which deepens your understanding of new ideas. AS The course begins by considering the chemistry of life, where the elements come from and how they combine together to make large molecules. You will be introduced to the area of organic chemistry and the energy changes in chemical reactions. You then develop your understanding of each area by looking at the chemistry of natural resources, the extraction of halogens from the sea, the atmosphere and the discovery of polymers. You will also be taught to carry out the essential practical skills of observation, measurement, analysis and evaluation that you will build on at A2. A2 The A2 course builds directly on the concepts from AS and as each idea is re-visited it is developed further. You will start by looking at the chemistry of materials, covering the synthesis of aspirin and other medicines, the structure of biochemical molecules (enzymes, proteins, nucleic acids), the properties of condensation polymers and the chemistry of transition metals. You will then put all your learning together to carry out an extended practical investigation in an area that interests you. This teaches you the analytical skills used in scientific research. Finally, you go on to study the advanced chemistry of agriculture, dyes and some new techniques such as NMR and UV/visible spectroscopy. www.longroad.ac.uk/courses

long road coursefinder A Level Computing Move on up... Computing can lead to a career in software development and support or further studies in computer science or software engineering. In addition, the problemsolving skills that the course helps to develop are highly valued in many different subject areas and also by employers. Computing can also provide a good grounding in understanding systems used in a wide variety of areas such as science, geography and creative disciplines such as art. Assessment At AS there is one on-screen exam and one written exam. At A2, one unit is assessed by examination and one by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least Grade B in higher tier Maths. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “I particularly like being able to expand my knowledge of Python and PyQt.” Richard

A Level Computing

Computers play a vital role in life today. This can be seen in equipment to monitor premature babies, sat nav devices in cars, computer-aided design for tools, civil engineering projects, spacecraft, computer games and of course the Internet. No part of modern medicine, transport, industry, education or leisure would function without computing. AS You will develop problem-solving skills which are highly prized by employers and learn about data representation in order to provide a foundation on which you can build your programming skills. You will learn to use Python – a very high-level program language suitable for beginners – to encode problem-solving algorithms. You will also study the hardware and software aspects of computing, look at basic networking principles and find out the difference between the Internet and the Web. A2 You will look at computational thinking, learn object-oriented programming and find out about database design, modern operating systems and networking. You will undertake a major practical project in which you will analyse, design and program a solution to a real-life problem. You will produce appropriate documentation detailing all the stages of system development.

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long road coursefinder A Level Design Technology Product Design Move on up... Design and Technology can lead to further studies with possible careers in architecture, graphic design, furniture and product design, textiles, fashion design and engineering. Assessment The course is assessed both by written examinations and practical assignments. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Year 1 students go out on research visits, and Year 2 students visit the New Designers Exhibition in London.

A Level Design Technology Product Design

DT Product Design can be about the design and manufacture of the buildings we live in, the clothes we wear and products we interact with on a daily basis. The specialist knowledge and experience of our teachers will enable you to study an aspect of product design through one of these pathways: Architecture, Resistant Materials or Textiles. Architectural models, clothing, furniture, jewellery and toys are just some of the products that have been successfully chosen for design study. Within your chosen area, you’ll be asked to think creatively to solve practical problems using drawing and modelling, as well as industry standard computer-aided manufacturing facilities, to produce high-quality final products. We believe that a hands-on approach to learning, within our safe and well-equipped workshop and design studio, will realise your potential, whatever your experience.

long road coursefinder A Level Drama and Theatre Studies Move on up... Drama and Theatre Studies can lead to a place at drama school, university or a theatre-related career. It is also an excellent grounding for further study which can lead to careers in law, social work, psychology, teaching and many more. Assessment This is through both written examinations and performance coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least a Grade C in both GCSE Drama and GCSE English Literature, if taken. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. 100% of Drama and Theatre Studies students passed in 2012.

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Drama and Theatre Studies explores how performers, designers and directors communicate meaning to audiences through the exploration of texts and the creation of devised work. The course has practical and theoretical elements. You will develop performance and production skills and your critical awareness of theatre productions through the analysis of texts and performances. AS You will find out how to get the most out of live theatre by exploring how different performers, directors and designers work together to communicate meaning to audiences. You will also study a piece of dramatic writing from the point of view of a director, actor or designer and complete a written exam on your ideas for a performance of that text. You will then direct, design or act in an extract of a published play, gaining experience in learning lines and producing supporting notes to accompany your role. A2 You will explore different creative approaches to a piece of pre-20th century dramatic writing and find out how to devise your own creative overview. You will then study a piece of 20th century writing through practical exercises and build your own ideas for a production as a director, designer or performer, before writing about these ideas. You will also develop your own performances, either directing, designing or acting, for a public audience. You will gain further experience in producing supporting notes, learning lines and ensuring that all aspects of the production are met.

AS You will study design and innovation, product analysis, materials and components as well as industrial and commercial practice within the context of product design. You will then work on and submit one Design and Make task over a period of approximately 60 hours. A2 The course builds on your AS experiences and extends your designing and making skills with one substantial in-depth project. There is a choice of eight given themes (although you may also submit your own proposals for approval). The project requires you to demonstrate the integration of designing and making skills and knowledge with understanding. The project is developed over a further 60-hour period.

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long road coursefinder A Level Economics

A Level Economics

Move on up... Economics can lead on to further studies and careers in business management, consultancy, journalism, media, the Civil Service, law and politics. Assessment Assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “The subject involves so much more than I expected: maths, business, society, geography and more.” Alex

Economics examines how to make the best use of a society’s scarce resources. It is a social science with theoretical models applied to a wide range of everyday issues such as: Why are footballers’ wages so high? Should people be forced to recycle? Should students pay for their higher education? You will explore how both our own and other economies work and the tough decisions faced by governments to achieve their economic objectives. AS You will examine the nature of the economic problem (scarce resources and unlimited wants), the way markets operate through supply and demand and how this problem is addressed in different societies. You will examine the role of Government in determining what happens if the outcome in the market is not desirable. You will then look at how a country’s economic performance can be measured and the difficult, and sometimes conflicting, measures governments may have to take to achieve their economic objectives.

long road coursefinder A Level English Language Move on up... This course is ideal for students wishing to study English courses at degree level. Some universities, however, do specify a preference for English Literature or English Language and Literature A level for an English Literature degree. English Language can lead to a range of further studies and careers including journalism, publishing, media, linguistics, teaching and creative writing. Assessment Examination and coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least Grade C in GCSE English Literature, if taken. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. 100% of English Language students passed in 2012.

A2 You will look at economic theories in the context of transport problems, comparing trends in the UK and the European Union. You will examine the privatisation and de-regulation of transport in the UK along with governmental actions to deal with transport failures. Finally, you will focus on global economics, looking at issues and organisations within the global economy and their impact on economic growth, international trade and sustainable development.

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A Level English Language

English Language is the study of the structures of the English language and the language in use. This course will appeal to you if you are willing to read a range of texts and analyse them in close detail: it is quite technical and different from English at GCSE. You will study the ways in which language functions in a mixture of written and spoken texts, both fiction and non-fiction, old and new. As part of this you will learn about the sounds of language (phonology); how words and phrases make meanings (lexis and semantics); how sentences work (syntax); and the structure of texts (discourse). AS You will start the course by developing your own original writing, as well as learning new terminology and new ways to describe the techniques writers use. You will also explore spoken language in the media by transcribing and analysing the language used in various media texts (such as tv adverts, news programmes and comedy). Finally, you will learn to analyse and discuss a range of texts and also focus on how writers have used language to convey bias, attitudes and points of view. A2 You will have the opportunity to carry out a language investigation into a specialised topic (such as children’s early writing). You will also work on writing a non-fiction piece, written for a specific publication, with an accompanying commentary. You will analyse and compare examples of spontaneous spoken language. Finally you will use literary and non-literary texts from different historical periods to explore how written language has changed over time.

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long road coursefinder A Level English Language and Literature Move on up... This course is ideal for students wishing to study English courses at degree level. English Language and Literature can lead to a range of further studies and careers, including journalism, publishing, media, teaching and creative writing. Assessment This course is assessed by both examination and coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least a Grade C in English Literature, if taken. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. 100% of English Language and Literature students passed in 2012.

A Level English Language and Literature

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English Language and Literature combines the study of a range of literary and non-literary texts with the learning of linguistic analysis. The course is suitable for you if you enjoy the way language is used in every, and any, aspect of life.

Assessment Examination and coursework.

AS You will develop your critical reading skills by studying how language functions in prose and poetry. You will consider the use and effects of literary and linguistic techniques. You will also produce two pieces of original writing, one literary and one non-literary, and a commentary comparing and contrasting the two pieces. A2 You will develop your ability to analyse and compare a play by Shakespeare and a drama text from a different period. You will also produce two varied performance texts of your own and evaluate one of them. You will compare and contrast texts from different genres and periods to analyse the ways in which the writers use literary and linguistic techniques.

A Level English Literature

A Level English Literature

Move on up... This course is ideal for students wishing to study English courses at degree level. English Literature can lead to a range of further studies and careers, such as journalism, publishing, media, teaching and creative writing.

Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least a C grade in English Literature if taken. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. In 2012–13 theatre trips to Stratford and London took place to see productions of plays studied for the course.

English Literature is ideal if you enjoy reading and studying literature; the subject develops your skills and interest in analysing novels, plays and poetry as well as some non-fiction works. You will read and explore a wide range of texts including pre-1800 drama and poetry (including Shakespeare), modern novels and post-colonial literature. You will also be able to produce your own creative writing, prompted by your reading. AS You will learn how to explore, comment on and compare the uses and effects of language, form and structure, using texts of different types including novels, short stories, modern poetry, drama and autobiography. Your studies will include themes, character, motifs, setting, textual structures, narrative methods, attitudes and values and contextual background. You will have an opportunity to develop your creative writing and to write a commentary for your work. A2 You will study three texts linked by one topic, looking at the different ways in which the writers explore the topic. You will then study a play by Shakespeare and two other pre-1800 drama and poetry texts. Particular themes and issues are explored as well as the contextual background and the different ways in which the texts may be interpreted.

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long road coursefinder Level 3 Diploma Engineering The Engineering Diploma will be offered as a 12-unit course equivalent to 2 A levels or an 18-unit course equivalent to 3 A levels. Move on up... The Engineering Diploma can lead to a wide range of engineering-related careers. Students may proceed to further studies or employment. Assessment Assessment will be principally by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. You need higher tier Mathematics at minimum Grade B. Science and Additional Science at higher tier must be at least BB, and if you have studied the Sciences separately, you will need a Grade B in at least two, including Physics. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website.

Level 3 Diploma Engineering 12 or 18 units

Engineering offers an exciting career full of options and opportunities, and currently the country is in desperate need of more engineers. The product of the work of engineers touches our world all the time; it is impossible to ignore it. The skills learnt are highly prized, and the course offers progression opportunities that include automotive engineering or design, aerospace, electrical or electronic engineering. Do you want to be a technician, a designer or a project manager? The Engineering Diploma will give you the knowledge and expertise to follow any one of these career paths. The course will give you a blend of interpersonal and leadership skills as well as technical skills. These are highly valued in industry and research. You will study a combination of theory, applied theory and practical skills across a broad range of topics such as engineering mathematics, materials, electronics, engineering designs, mechanical and electrical principles, computer-aided design (CAD) and engineering drawing.

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long road coursefinder A Level Film Studies

A Level Film Studies

Move on up... Film Studies, in combination with other courses, can lead to a range of further studies and careers, including media studies, art and photography. Assessment This course is assessed by both examination and coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Visit our website at: www.longroadfilm.co.uk to get a clear idea of the course and to see students’ practical work. We are also on twitter: www.twitter.com/ longroadfilm Film Studies students attended the ClermontFerrand Film Festival and visited New York in 2013.

Film Studies at Long Road aims to extend your understanding of all aspects of film through a mix of theory and practical work. This course will develop your understanding of both English language and world cinema. You will analyse how different audiences react to different films and carry out detailed case studies of particular films. AS You will find out about the key ideas and terminology used to explore film form and put this into practice through the planning and production of a short sequence. Alongside this, you will analyse a film sequence of your choice. For the exam you will study both the film industry and individual films and consider how the issues surrounding representation, messages and values, genre and narrative are dealt with. A2 You will continue to develop your understanding of film through world cinema and the study of how audiences respond. This will involve close and detailed study of a variety of films. The practical aspect of the course will involve a research task as well as a creative project.

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long road coursefinder A Level French

A Level French

Move on up... French can lead to a variety of careers both in this country and abroad. International companies welcome language graduates, and there is the possibility of working within the European Community and further afield. Assessment Assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least a Grade B in GCSE French. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “The four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are covered thoroughly, and I’ve learned lots of new vocabulary.” Isaac

Level 3 Diploma Games Design and Animation (ICT) This is a 6-unit course equivalent to one A level.

French is a rewarding and enriching course which allows you to make progress in your chosen language whilst developing useful lifelong skills. A qualification in French will open up a range of career possibilities as well as opportunities for improving your cultural awareness. Students are immersed in the language with lessons taught mainly in French by enthusiastic and dedicated specialist teachers. To ease the transition to AS level we integrate many ‘Bridging the Gap’ activities into the early stages of the course to help you settle into lessons and build up confidence in the language.

100% of French students passed in 2012.

AS You will develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing in French by studying four topics. The first looks at media, including TV, advertising and communication technology. You then go on to examine popular culture in cinema, music and fashion or trends. The third topic will enable you to discuss aspects of healthy living and lifestyles such as sport, health and well-being, exercise and holidays. You will also look at the family and relationships.

Work experience in France is offered to AS and A2 students, as well as a specially-designed revision course in Le Verger (South-West France).

A2 You will extend your skills by studying three further topics. The first looks at the environment, in particular pollution, energy and protecting the planet. The second covers multi-cultural society, immigration, integration and racism. The third topic examines contemporary social issues such as the distribution of wealth, law and order and the impact of scientific and technology advances. You will be able to study two cultural topics: the work of the French-speaking author, Françoise Sagan, and that of the director, Mathieu Kassovitz.

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Move on up... The Level 3 Diploma in ICT can lead to a range of university courses and careers including computer gaming, animation and marketing and sales. Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Visit to IT trade fair to observe the latest innovations in technology.

Level 3 Diploma Games Design and Animation (ICT) 6 units

The Level 3 Diploma in ICT takes an in-depth look at the ICT that is all around us. ICT is at the heart of everyday life, at work, at home and in our leisure time. From computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem solving, IT has an ever-increasing role to play. The Level 3 Diploma in ICT draws these together. The essential skills required are contained in three units, and the other three units are specifically targeted towards the Creative pathway. The course is an ideal foundation for students entering the workplace as well as supporting students who are aiming for university places. You will develop a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace, providing useful experience if you have an interest in computer gaming and animation. Year 1 All workplaces that use ICT, store data. You will need to know the types of data held and how you can use data to gain a competitive edge over competitors. The way in which data is communicated is very important and you will learn to use a variety of communication skills to enable you to engage effectively with any type of audience. You will learn about different types of animation and design and create your own examples. Year 2 In creating a computer game you will need to use different software and hardware technologies. You will learn how to combine these different technologies to make a playable system. As part of a project that you will manage, you will then move on and create a computer game while assessing its social impact.

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Level 3 Diploma Graphic Design

Level 3 Diploma Graphic Design

This is a 6-unit course equivalent to one A level.

6 units

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Move on up... to a Degree level course in Graphic Design or related area, following further study of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (see page 128), or directly to employment within the design field. Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. You need at least a Grade C in GCSE Art or equivalent. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website.

Studying this unit-based diploma will enable you to gain knowledge and experience in essential art and design principles and techniques, alongside specialist units in graphic design. You will be set a range of assignments that will provide you with live, commercially-based briefs using local companies and professional organisations, enabling you to gain a working knowledge of areas such as Typographic and Layout Design, Design for Advertising, Graphics for 3D application, Website Design and Specialist Illustration Using Computer Graphics. You will complete the course with a broad and distinctive portfolio supported by your confidence in discussing your outcomes within a graphic design context.

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long road coursefinder A Level Geography Move on up... Geography can lead to further studies in, for example, environmental studies, architecture and town planning, travel and tourism and civil engineering. Assessment Assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “There has been a good range of field trips this year” Chris

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A Level Geography

Geography is the study of people and their relationship with their environment, the impacts each have on the other and the challenges of managing those impacts. You will take part in fieldwork, classroom discussions and Internet research. You will also reflect on your own experiences: how will the changes to the planet affect you, and how are you influencing these changes? AS Global Challenges will explore the range of global natural hazards which threaten some areas of the world more than others and also the role of climate change, seen by many as our greatest environmental challenge. You will also consider how today’s rapid economic changes are impacting on people worldwide through globalisation, and the related international issues of population change and migration. Geographical Investigations has a fieldwork and research focus on the topics of extreme weather and rebranding. Fieldwork is carried out in the local area in Thetford town, in the East London docklands area, and at the site of the 2012 Olympics in Stratford, looking at the legacy of the Games. A2 In Contested Planet you will investigate energy security and water conflicts, considering how humans utilise resources and how access to them is uneven, through the topics of superpower geographies and bridging the development gap. You will also examine the role of technology in overcoming resource scarcity, income inequality and environmental management. In Geographical Research you will investigate tectonic activity and its consequences in events like earthquakes and tsunamis, the hazards and landscapes it produces, the varying impacts it has on areas at different levels of economic development, and how people respond to tectonic events.

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long road coursefinder Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care and Early Years Health and Social Care can be taken as 12-unit course equivalent to two A levels or an 18-unit course equivalent to three A levels. Move on up... Health & Social Care and Early Years can lead on to further studies or careers in Health, Social or public services such as nursing, occupational therapy, early years teaching, social administration and social work. If you wish to train as a primary teacher, some universities require a National Curriculum subject at A level alongside the Diploma. Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “The course offers experience and information which is essential for working in care settings such as nursing.” Beth

Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care and Early Years 12 or 18 units

This course will prepare you for a wide range of opportunities in health, social care and early years services, for example working with young children and babies, people with disabilities and older service users as well as careers in the Health and Social Services. Health and Social Care teachers have extensive vocational experience in Midwifery, Social Care, Education, Child Nursing and Health. The course has extensive coursework which will apply theory to practice and reflect on experience such as work placement and practical assessments. Year 1 You will look at the theory and practice of providing the required standard of care to service users. You will also develop awareness of different behaviour in care settings. Finally, you will undertake extensive work experience in relevant settings. Year 2 You will have the opportunity to focus your studies in one of three areas: childcare, health studies and social care. Topics you may cover are anatomy and physiology, working with people with disabilities, child development and care in the community.

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long road coursefinder A Level History Move on up... History is well-regarded by top universities. As well as degrees in History, students have gone on to study International Relations, War Studies, PPE and subjects such as Law, Criminology and Education. History can lead to a range of careers in fields such as journalism, the media, politics, teaching, law, marketing, social sciences, philosophy and anthropology. Assessment Assessment is mainly by examination, but there is a substantial piece of coursework at A2. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. 100% of students passed in 2012 and over 50% achieved A*– B.

A Level History

History allows you to explore new areas of the past and to uncover the people, conflicts and passions behind great events. What gave the black people of America the courage to stand up for their liberties? Why did Britain rule almost a quarter of the world and how did those people fight for their freedom? All students study modern world history, with a specialisation in either American or European history at A2 level. AS You will study two units. The first unit has two parts. You will start by looking at civil rights in the USA from 1945 to 1968. You will consider how the methods used by campaigners developed over the period and how successful they were. You will also look at Stalin’s Russia. You will consider how he used and abused his power, how this affected the social and economic development of the country and how Russia emerged as a world power after the Second World War. In the second unit you will study the Crimean War, the Boer War and the First World War. You will consider how Britain prepared for war and how life was changed by it. A2 You have a choice for this part of your studies. You can investigate why the United States suffered such a serious depression in the years 1929–1933, the impact of the New Deal to 1941 and the social and political tensions in this period. Alternatively, you can study German history and examine to what extent Germany was responsible for the outbreak of the First World War, how and why Hitler came to power and aspects of the Nazi state 1933–1945. All students will complete a coursework unit on the British Empire in India in the years 1849–1945. You will examine the impact various events and individuals (such as Gandhi) had upon British rule in India.

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long road coursefinder A Level ICT

A Level ICT

Move on up... ICT can lead to a wide variety of university courses or direct entry to employment. Assessment The course is assessed by coursework and by examination, including a practical task. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Day Trips are planned to a number of ICT exhibitions and gadget shows. These include the British Educational and Training Technology Show (BETT) and the Gadget Show in Birmingham.

A level ICT will appeal to you if you like to study both theoretical and practical aspects of information and communication technologies in the modern world. ICT combines very well with other subjects such as Business Studies and Economics, as you will learn advanced features of spread-sheet software and develop a large database application. You will also enjoy ICT if you prefer the more creative and artistic aspects of software applications, such as those skills used in designing leaflets, the production of advanced presentations and the development of a website. AS AS ICT will help you become a power user of ICT software and technology. By studying this subject you will learn how a large variety of software applications is being used by companies to support their business. You will do this by analysing source material and creating your own leaflets, presentations, websites and spreadsheets. You will explore in what ways IT is indispensable in many areas of our modern society from our homes to education and health care. You will also learn about the importance of high quality information and how this helps companies to create value.

Level 3 Diploma ICT (Business)

Level 3 Diploma ICT (Business)

This is a 6-unit course equivalent to one A level

6 units

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Move on up... This diploma can lead to a range of university courses and careers including database administration, financial and economic modelling, computer–aided design and general management and administration. Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Visit to IT trade fair to observe the latest innovations and technology.

Year 1 All workplaces that use ICT, store data. You will need to know the types of data held and how you can use data to gain an advantage over competitors. The way in which data is communicated is very important and you will learn to use a variety of communication skills to enable you to engage effectively with any type of audience. Most businesses use the Internet, and you will explore the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet and its effect on society.

A2 You will undertake a major coursework task to learn how databases are used to support businesses. A theoretical component also deals with management information systems. Modern organisations are strongly dependent on internal network infrastructures and the Internet, and these topics make up the second strand of ICT teaching in A2.

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The Level 3 Diploma in ICT takes an in-depth look at the ICT that is all around us. ICT is at the heart of everyday life, at work, at home and in our leisure time. From computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem solving, IT has an ever increasing role to play. The Level 3 Diploma in ICT draws these together. The essential skills required are contained in three units, and the other three units are specifically targeted towards Business. The course is an ideal foundation for students entering the workplace as well as supporting students who are aiming for university places. You will develop a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace, providing useful experience if you have an interest in business, sales and marketing.

Year 2 Use of the web is a key aspect of most successful businesses. A good website will ensure visitors keep returning, while a poor website denies visitors access to the business. You will design, create and test a functioning website as part of a project which you will have to manage. In a separate unit, you will use spreadsheets to carry out business planning, learning how ICT helps a business to identify financial implications and solve complex problems.

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long road coursefinder A Level Mathematics Move on up... Mathematics can lead to a range of further studies and possible careers including Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Electronics, Architecture and other science subjects. The course can also support economics, business and social sciences studies. Assessment There is a small amount of coursework, but this course is mainly assessed by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least a Grade A in GCSE Maths. For students taking the Mechanics option and a science-based programme, you need at least two As and one B from your GCSE Maths or Science courses. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “The challenge of the problem solving approach is very satisfying.” Sergio

A Level Mathematics

long road coursefinder A Level Further Mathematics Move on up... Further Mathematics can lead to a range of further studies and is especially suitable for those who wish to study Mathematics or Engineering at University.

Maths provides excellent training for the mind, requiring precise and accurate work, clear logical thought and problem-solving skills. We offer two routes through this Mathematics course: Mathematics with Mechanics and Mathematics with Statistics. The course will prepare students for higher education and stimulate the interest of keen mathematicians. AS In the first two sections of the course you will focus on core mathematics, extending your skills in algebra, calculus, logarithms, graphs, quadratics, geometry and trigonometry. You will then be able to take one of two applied mathematics courses: Statistics or Mechanics. It is important to understand that the ‘applied’ options are both largely theoretical. Statistics concentrates on probability theory and the use of calculations to help interpret data. Mechanics is mathematics applied to Physics, and this strand should be taken by qualified students who are taking Physics AS. Note: If you are taking Further Mathematics alongside Mathematics, you will study both Mechanics and Statistics. Those students who are more interested in how mathematics is applied to solve ‘real world’ problems are advised to consider Use of Mathematics.

Assessment There is a small amount of coursework, but this course is mainly assessed by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. Please see page 70 for details. You need GCSE Maths at Grade A (Grade A* preferred). Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. 62% Further Maths students achieved Grade A*– B in 2012.

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If you are a good mathematician who enjoys complex problem solving and exploring new mathematical ideas, Further Mathematics will provide an additional challenge to the Mathematics A level course (which must also be taken). The emphasis, particularly for Further Pure Mathematics 1, is on method and structure, so it is vital that you become accustomed to setting out your workings properly. If you plan to study Mathematics at university, taking Further Mathematics will be a major advantage. AS You will start by concentrating on pure mathematics, studying a wider range of algebraic concepts such as matrices, complex numbers and proof by induction. You will then carry out further, advanced work on your applied mathematical option, Statistics or Mechanics. Finally, you will study decision mathematics, learning to use networks, algorithms and simulation to solve practical problems, including project management, shortest path and profit maximisation. A2 This section of the course is significantly more challenging than Mathematics A level. The course will focus on pure mathematics, for example complex numbers, Markov chains, multi-variable calculus and advanced 3-dimensional work with vectors. In addition, you will complete your studies of Statistics and Mechanics from AS level. Other topics such as numerical methods or differential equations will also be considered on an individual basis.

A2 You will build on the algebra skills learnt at AS, and also look at proof, parametric equations, vectors and differential equations. You will then continue with your applied mathematics option, Statistics or Mechanics, developing the skills you have acquired during the AS course.

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long road coursefinder A Level Use of Mathematics

A Level Use of Mathematics

long road coursefinder Level 3 Diploma Media

Move on up... The general mathematical and high-level ICT skills acquired on this course are useful for a wide range of careers and courses.

You can choose to take the Diploma as a 12-unit course equivalent to two A levels or an 18-unit course which is equivalent to three A levels.

Assessment This course is assessed entirely by examination in the AS year and one third by coursework in the A2 year. All exams include pre-release material.

Move on up... The Media Diploma can lead on to a range of specialist or more general higher level courses in creative fields. You could also progress to a creative apprenticeship or training.

Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least a Grade B in GCSE Maths. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “You can see how you will use this subject in the future...it’s practical not theoretical.” Liam

Use of Maths is a practical course, using real-world examples to explore the different aspects of the subject. The course is designed for students who want to use Maths to support their other subjects, including Science, Social Sciences, Business and ICT, which involve numeracy and working with experimental data. AS You will study three areas of Mathematics. Decision Maths is a new area which uses algorithms to tackle a range of real-life problems. Statistics will enhance your ability to analyse data and introduces Normal Distribution. The Algebra and Graphs unit shows how real-world data can be modelled using a range of functions including trigonometry and exponentials. A2 You will study calculus, a vital algebraic technique in many subjects at university. You will complete two coursework assignments based on real-world situations – ideally ones that are relevant to your own life – using the mathematical skills learnt in your AS units. You will also undertake a comprehension task, for which you will be expected to work with specialised mathematical documents in a real-world context.

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Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Experts in video games design, film making, graphic novels, animation and illustration, visit and work with students.

Level 3 Diploma Media 12 or 18 units

The Media Diploma will enable you to develop creativity and confidence and the ability to think, question, explore and communicate. You will learn about the creative and media industries, explore your own creativity, develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving and communication, and learn practical skills which enable you to apply your ideas in different ways. You’ll be making products for real audiences, including the possibility of performances at theatres, cinema screenings, exhibitions and Internet showcases of your work. You will study and learn in a variety of ways, including individual, small group and whole class productions, Internet-based research and interaction with creative and media professionals. Much of the time will be spent working with others in making media products, so the course is very hands-on. You will experience some units which are a mixture of art and media and some which mix performance and media. You will also have the opportunity to take some specialised media units.

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long road coursefinder A Level Media Studies

A Level Media Studies

Move on up... Media Studies can lead to a range of higher education courses. In the past some students have taken up industryrelated roles in production or journalism. Assessment This course is assessed by both examination and coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Student work is regularly celebrated at screenings at the Picturehouse Cinema, Cambridge. 100% of Media Studies students passed in 2012.

Media plays a crucial role in our increasingly globalised society. This course takes you through the entire journey of a media text from concept to consumption, and you will act as both creator and critic within this process. You will analyse a range of media texts and institutions: this includes films, music videos and video games as well as the companies behind their production. There will also be plenty of opportunities during the course to work with others in the creation of media texts. AS You will learn how to shoot and edit video, adding the soundtrack and titles, using professional editing software and producing a group ‘blog’. You will then develop your analytical skills, focusing particularly on a variety of media text. You will also study the operation of a particular media industry, such as the games industry. A2 You will produce a music video and create research and planning to support your project. You will study debates about the media through case studies and reflect upon the production work undertaken throughout the course using particular critical perspectives to which you will have been introduced.

long road coursefinder A Level Music Move on up... Many of our students continue to study music at university or music college. Music can lead to a career in performing or working in other capacities within the music industry. Music is also favoured by universities as a qualification which combines both practical and academic elements covering many transferable skills. Assessment The performing component is assessed by a visiting examiner. The composing elements are internally assessed and externally moderated. There is also one written examination each year. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. In addition, you need to be able to play an instrument or sing to at least a Grade 4 standard and have a working understanding of music theory. Students applying to study Music will be invited to an audition, which will entail a performance and a short theory test. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website.

A Level Music

This course is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills as a performer, composer and listener. You will receive instrumental or vocal lessons, perform as both a soloist and as part of ensembles and see a range of live music. You will also explore music technology and the theory of music, as well as deepening your understanding of the history of music and its development. AS The emphasis of the year is on your development as a performer, in preparation for a solo recital. You will also learn how to harmonise melodies in different styles, and you will compose a piece of music for a combination of instruments of your choice. Finally, you will study a range of jazz and classical music set works. A2 Again, the emphasis is on performance, this year culminating in a more extensive solo recital. You will also develop your understanding of stylistic harmony and compose a piece based on a stimulus. Finally, you will study a range of 20 th century vocal music as well as programme music from the 17th century to the modern day.

100% of Music students passed in 2012.

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Level 3 Diploma Performing Arts

Level 3 Diploma Performing Arts

This is a 12-unit course equivalent to two A levels.

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Move on up... The Performing Arts Diploma is excellent preparation for further studies at a specialist college or university and can sometimes lead directly to a career in this competitive field. The skills acquired are applicable to many other fields including public speaking, general management and teaching. Assessment There are no written exams. All theory elements will be compiled in log books, portfolios or research presentations. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. You will also be invited to an audition to demonstrate your acting skills through a set monologue. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Students work with professional companies such as Frantic Assembly, Splendid Theatre Company and the Cambridge Arts Theatre. There are frequent theatre trips and visiting speakers, including the Holocaust Memorial Trust.

This is a varied and exciting course which is ideal for you if you are highly motivated about Performing Arts. You will develop your existing talents in a range of practical settings, whether as a performer, director, stage manager or devisor. You will also carry out studies into the Performing Arts profession looking at the business as well as the creative side of work in this area. You will be encouraged to develop your own experiences outside college, whether as a member of a group or through your chosen external commitments. Year 1 Each term will have a different focus: Evolution, Revolution and Creation. Across the year you will explore the practitioners Stanislavski, Brecht and Artaud, and plays by Ibsen, Berkoff and Sarah Kane, amongst others. You will also explore Physical Theatre, Singing, Site-Specific Performance and The Performing Arts Business. Throughout you will devise and perform both shorter and more extensive performance pieces. Year 2 You will explore both Classical Theatre and Contemporary Theatre, performing in a large-scale Shakespearean and modern production. In Contemporary Dance you will expand your understanding of the use of the body, whilst Auditions for Actors will develop your confidence in preparing for both higher education and the performing arts industry. In the final term, Devising, you will use all the skills you have acquired to develop your own small performance company.

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long road coursefinder A Level Performance Studies

A Level Performance Studies

Move on up... Performance Studies can lead to further studies or a career in the performing arts. The course can also be excellent preparation for studies in education or arts management. Assessment This course is assessed by written and performance examinations and written coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You will be invited to an audition to demonstrate your skills in the three art forms. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “I like the equal balance of the three art forms (dance, drama and music) and I love the teachers!” Ruth 100% of Performance Studies students passed in 2012.

Performance Studies explores the relationship between Dance, Drama and Music. The course will develop your knowledge, understanding and analysis of performance repertoire, genres and practitioners. You will develop performance skills in all three distinct areas, learning to make creative links between the art forms. You will learn about improvising, rehearsing and performing in order to create your own performance material and study the relationship between performer and audience. Although there is a strong focus on practical work, there is also a substantial written element. AS You will attend skills-based workshops in dance, drama and music, leading to three short performance pieces. You will also devise and perform a longer piece which combines the three art forms and has a community focus. You will then go on to study the work of three practitioners, one in each art form. A2 You will study one topic in depth focusing on either Post-Modernism or American Musicals. This will involve exploring a range of extracts in dance, drama and music. You will undertake two performances: one based on an extract from one of the works from the repertoire you have studied; the other a student-devised performance based on a stimulus set by the exam board.

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long road coursefinder A Level Philosophy

A Level Philosophy

Move on up... Philosophy can lead to a range of further studies and careers in both science and the arts including politics, history, law, journalism, economics, medicine, business and various fields of academic research. Assessment By examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. In 2012–13 students took part in a national Ethics Conference and benefitted from a talk by a prestigious visiting speaker on studying Philosophy after A level.

Philosophers raise questions about issues that thoughtful people find puzzling. Philosophy, at its core, is ‘thinking about thinking’. You will learn to challenge assumptions and relate philosophical ideas to present-day issues. During the AS course we ask questions such as: Can we ever trust our senses? Should a liberal society tolerate views it finds offensive? Philosophy is challenging as well as satisfying, and the ability to think logically and write critically is essential. AS In the first unit you will explore questions relating to our knowledge of reality: can we know how things really are from the way they appear to us? In the second unit you will focus on the philosophical problem of whether a culture should be tolerant. We also discuss questions such as whether God could be proved through the use of logic alone, and why we value art. Lessons are thought-provoking and you should be willing to contribute, explore and justify your views verbally, but most importantly on paper. A2 During the second year, you will develop your philosophical knowledge and skills through the study of two broad themes: moral and political philosophy. You will consider how human well-being can be advanced or hindered by the organisation of society and political structures, and ask questions such as: Do moral rules exist? You will also have the opportunity to study one classical philosophical text in detail: On Liberty by J. S. Mill.

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long road coursefinder A Level Photography Move on up... With a strong portfolio and excellent technical skills, students may occasionally find immediate employment in photography. The visual skills acquired will be useful in a wide range of creative careers including marketing, public relations, business and media. The College has a limited number of cameras for students to borrow on short-term loan. Access to film SLR and/or digital SLR is helpful at AS level. It is preferable for A2 students to have their own digital SLR camera. Assessment Assessment is by practical examination where you produce a project from a choice of set questions and coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. In 2013 students took part in a trip to New York followed by an exhibition of photographic work.

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A Level Photography

Long Road has one of the largest A level Photography centres in the country. This, and the recent advances in technology and changes in practice, means it’s a really exciting time to study the subject here. Using our extensive facilities, comprising two darkrooms and a digital Mac suite, you will be taught both digital and traditional photographic skills by specialist teachers. Throughout the course, there’s an emphasis on exploring and developing your own creative work whilst studying the work and techniques of renowned artists and professionals. AS Unit 1 consists of three modules. You’ll learn what makes a good photograph and be taught how to use both traditional and digital equipment. In Traditional Practice you’ll learn how to develop and print your own films. In Experimental Practice you’ll explore camera-less photography whilst developing more expressive darkroom techniques. In Digital Practice you’ll also learn how to use photo-manipulation programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Bridge. At the end of this unit you’ll submit coursework journals and final prints. Unit 2 is a personal exploration of the skills learned in Unit 1 in preparation for a body of work completed under controlled conditions. A2 Unit 3 is a personal investigation into an area of photographic practice which interests you most. Your skills acquired in the first year will be refined and added to in the exploration of your project. Alongside your practical work you are expected to complete written work related to your personal investigation. Unit 4 requires you to work in a mature way, applying skills and knowledge throughout the course to respond to stimulus material. You will prepare and produce your final submissions under controlled conditions.

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long road coursefinder A Level Physical Education

A Level Physical Education

Move on up... Physical Education can lead to further studies or a career in sport and exercise science, physiotherapy, teaching and sports coaching or management. Assessment There are two written examinations and two practical examinations supported by researchbased projects. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need a C or a Pass grade in a Science subject with a high level of Biology content. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “I’m hoping to be a physiotherapist. The course gives you good knowledge of nutrition and how to keep your body in good shape.” Joe 100% of PE students passed in 2012.

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long road coursefinder Level 3 Diploma Sport Cambridge Diplomas are designed to be flexible with options to combine with A level subjects.

Studying Physical Education at Long Road offers you a wonderful opportunity to combine your love of sport, whether as performer, official or coach, with the development of a wider knowledge of sport, both in terms of its impact on society and the scientific and psychological advances of recent years. This mixture of theory and practice enables you to develop a better understanding of all aspects of sport and helps you to become a more competent performer in your chosen sporting activity. As we are all encouraged to become more active and create a ‘sporting habit for life’ following the London 2012 Olympic Games, the course also examines how different lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise can affect health and performance. AS You will work on improving your practical performance in one chosen sport and undertake a further role as a coach/official in the same sport. You will also study the underlying theory of active lifestyles and physical education, focusing on a variety of areas. These include nutrition, the benefits of leading a healthy life and lifestyle choices linking to the physiological, psychological and technical requirements for physical activity. A2 You will further improve your practical performance in one role (performer, coach/leader or official) in one chosen sport. You will also study the underlying theory of performance and participation in physical education. This will cover topics such as performance analysis and evaluation of health; scientific and technological developments in sport; the management of stress/anxiety and motivation; the health of the nation; the effects of commercialisation and the media on sport; opportunities for mass participation and excellence in UK sport; and the socio-cultural factors which might affect that participation.

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You can choose to take the Diploma as a 6-unit course equivalent to one A level, a 12-unit course equivalent to two A levels, or an 18-unit Diploma which is equivalent to three A levels. Move on up... The Sports Diplomas can lead to employment in the sports industry or further study at university leading to careers in teaching, coaching, sports therapy, sports nutrition, health and fitness or management. Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. 100% of Sports Diploma students passed in 2012, 71% with high grades.

Level 3 Diploma Sport 6,12 or 18 units

The Level 3 Diploma in Sport offers an exciting and relevant choice for you to pursue your interest in sport. The course provides practical real-world relevance and close alignment with sports-based practice. This helps you achieve a real understanding of your subject, allowing you to progress to either university or directly to the workplace. Long Road has an outstanding reputation for delivering vocational sports programmes with a well-qualified and experienced teaching team. You will be given the opportunity to study an exciting, wide range of units including: practical sports, anatomy and physiology, sports coaching, fitness testing and training, sports nutrition and the psychology of sports performance as well as gaining practical work experience in the industry. You need a range of skills if you are to be successful in a competitive work environment. With this in mind, the aim will be to develop career pathways, such as teaching, coaching or health and fitness. You will have the opportunity to develop skills and gain additional qualifications and skills such as volunteering, lifeguarding, Level 1 coaching courses and recognised fitness qualifications as well as developing your own personal fitness and experience in a variety of sports.

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A Level Physics

Move on up... Physics can lead on to further studies in, for example, motor sport engineering, computer games technology, biomedical sciences, architecture and engineering. Assessment Your practical skills are assessed by coursework. All other assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. Please see page 70 for details. Physics is a numerical course, and therefore you need to have at least two As and one B (in any combination) from your GCSE Maths and Science courses. Science and Additional Science must be at least AB (or at least AB in two of the separate sciences) as part of this requirement. Only Science GCSE courses which have a high proportion of external assessment will normally be considered. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. AS students visit Cambridge University Engineering labs.

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Physics examines the behaviour and properties of matter in a wide variety of contexts, ranging from the sub-nuclear particles from which all ordinary matter is made (quantum physics) to the behaviour of the material universe as a whole (cosmology). You will find out that electrons are waves, how to leap tall buildings in a single bound and how thick Spiderman’s silk needs to be; but to do this, you will need confidence with numbers, diagrams and theoretical models. Skills you will acquire by taking this course are highly prized in this age of technological development. AS You will study ideas about motion, forces, work, energy, power, moments and materials. At the end you should be able to explain why a bungee rope is made out of rubber but concrete is used for building foundations. You will then go on to look at key ideas about electricity, waves and quantum physics. You will have an opportunity to develop your practical skills in Physics.

long road coursefinder A Level Politics Move on up... Politics can lead to a wide range of further studies including Politics, International Relations, Development Studies and Peace Studies, and from there to careers including business, law, journalism, economics, and media. Assessment Assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “Politics at Long Road is both enlightening and challenging in equal measure. I would recommend it highly for any enquiring minds.” Leon

A2 You will study the Newtonian world, covering circular motion, vibrations and gases. You will be able to calculate the maximum speed at which you can drive across a humpback bridge without taking off! You will then learn about electric and magnetic fields. Finally, you will explore the frontiers of Physcis such as the latest developments in nuclear physics and fundamental particles, new techniques in medical imaging, the lifecycle of stars and the ultimate fate of the universe. You will also have a further opportunity to develop your practical skills in Physics. Students taking Physics A level normally also study Maths (Mechanics) A level.

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A Level Politics

Whether we like it or not, politics affects virtually everything we do in our day-to-day lives. The type of education we receive, the amount of money in our pockets and the quality of life we will have in the future all change as a result of politics. Politics is about the decisions that are taken on our behalf and how they affect all aspects of our lives. From deciding on cycle lanes on your road to dealing with anti-terrorism, politics is about power. At Long Road we try to make Politics a relevant and exciting subject. We have many class discussions on up-to-date issues, invite outside speakers such as politicians for you to question and go on trips to London and Liverpool. AS You will focus on the UK political system and key political concepts, studying the role of Prime Minister, the Houses of Parliament and the electoral process, and concepts such as power and democracy. The AS year is very much about the present, so it is vital that you monitor the media to be aware of current events. For example, in our study of pressure groups, students usually examine an issue which concerns them such as human rights, global warming or tuition fees. A2 You will examine the major political ideologies that the world has experienced. We explore the nature of humankind: Are we all capable of good and evil? Do we need laws to govern our behaviour? Are we all born equal? To answer these questions you will study the principal political ideologies. Socialism, conservatism, liberalism, multiculturalism, ecologism, feminism, anarchism and nationalism are all examined in depth and related to the British experience.

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long road coursefinder A Level Psychology

A Level Psychology

Move on up... Psychology can lead to a range of further studies and careers in Clinical, Educational, Forensic, Health or Sport Psychology.

Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Psychology students have an opportunity to visit Krakow and AuschwitzBirkenau as part of their social psychology studies.

A Level Religious Studies

Psychology is the study of individuals and their interaction with their environment. Just as you might have ideas about why people behave as they do, psychologists develop theories to explain elements of human behaviour. Throughout this course you will explore and evaluate different psychological theories and the research methods used to test them, using your insights to conduct your own research studies. AS You will study five different approaches to psychology, gaining a grounding in the subject across its various fields. Topics include how eyewitness accounts of crimes become inaccurate, the features of multiple personality disorder, the abilities of people whose brains have been surgically split and the development of aggressive behaviour in children. You will learn how to examine the evidence surrounding these phenomena to establish the quality of the research and debate its validity. In lessons, your experiences will often provide examples to illustrate the theories you study and stimulate exploration of the scientific evidence that supports them.

Assessment Assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “It allows you to view important issues from a variety of different perspectives.” “I’ve enjoyed learning about the Buddhist way of life.”

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Religious Studies is for you if you are interested in moral issues and would like to find out how Buddhism approaches issues of life and death. In Ethics you will ask questions such as: Should we ever go to war? and Should we have freedom in matters of sexual ethics? In Buddhism we discover who the Buddha was and explore practices such as meditation. You will also choose a topic relating to Ethics and Religion to research. You need to be open to new ideas and to be willing to reflect on some very deep questions. AS You will explore the life and work of the Buddha, considering what is distinctive about Buddhism, and how the religion developed. You will also study Ethics and consider religious and non-religious ways of making decisions about right and wrong. You will apply these moral principles to dilemmas involved in issues of war and peace and sexual ethics. You will also choose a topic to research independently, developing important skills of analysis and evaluation, and dealing with complex issues. A2 You will examine fundamental questions about human ethical behaviour and motivation through the study of theories including Natural Law and Virtue Ethics, and ethical concepts such as justice, law and punishment. You will also explore the development of Buddhism and key Buddhist concepts such as Nirvana. Finally, you will study an anthology of religious and ethical texts, building on knowledge and understanding you have gained from the course.

A2 At A2 level you will study two topics from a choice of three: Health and Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology and the Psychology of Sport and Exercise. You will study the ways in which general and specific psychology research has been applied to these areas to make an impact and how psychology has been used to understand and improve the lives of others.

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A Level Religious Studies

Move on up... Religious Studies can lead to a variety of further studies and careers including law, politics, medicine, teaching, management and social work.

Assessment Assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need a C or a Pass grade in a Science subject with a high level of Biology content.

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Level 3 Diploma Retail

Level 3 Diploma Retail

This is a 6-unit course equivalent to one A level.

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Move on up... to running your own retail business, to employment or to further studies in a wide range of retail operations. Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 71 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website.

This is an exciting new qualification that offers a practical learning experience. With over 70% of the working population employed within the retail sector the course provides a highly relevant and vocational learning experience. The Level 3 Diploma aims to provide a broad, in-depth understanding of the central principles of the retail environment. The qualification is aimed at those students who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of the retail sector, or those preparing for high-level employment within the retail field. If you are interested in fashion or IT, or planning to run your own business or to embark upon a Modern Retail Apprenticeship, this is the course for you. The Retail Diploma provides a comprehensive understanding of retail processes and the importance of selling and customer loyalty. In addition, it provides you with a high level of knowledge of key retail principles and will include the study of: • stock management, • risk management • developing teams within the retail environment • selling techniques. Typical activities will involve real-life case studies to help explore the retail world in a more realistic and dynamic environment.

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long road coursefinder A Level Sociology Move on up... Sociology can lead to a range of further studies and possible careers including law, police work, journalism, teaching, medical professions, human resources, social work, management, the Civil Service and probation work. Assessment Assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. We organise an annual trip to Liverpool and Manchester, where you will stay in university accommodation and visit a range of places of sociological interest in both cities that have relevance to the A2 syllabus. A2 students visit the courts as part of the Crime and Deviance Unit. Students also watch relevant films at the Picturehouse cinema.

A Level Sociology

Sociology is the study of society and the social institutions within it, such as the education system and the family. The course also considers social problems such as poverty, inequality and crime. Through studying Sociology, we can gain a better understanding of society and attempt to answer a range of questions on social issues such as why class, gender and ethnic inequalities still exist in society. If you choose Sociology at Long Road, you will have plenty of opportunities to discuss your ideas about the society in which you have grown up. We run trips to student conferences and invite speakers into College. AS You will study Wealth and Poverty, which involves looking at ways of measuring poverty and wealth, which groups are in poverty in the UK and government solutions to the problems of poverty. You will also study Education with Research Methods, which looks at topics such as the role and purpose of education, variation in achievement between different social groups, and research methods and education. A2 You will study Crime and Deviance, which considers different theories of crime and the social distribution of crime punishment. You will then go on to look at Beliefs in Society, examining religious organisations, including cults, sects, churches and New Age movements, and the belief and practice of different social groups.

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long road coursefinder A Level Spanish

A Level Spanish

Move on up... Spanish can lead to a variety of careers both in this country and abroad. International companies welcome language graduates and there is the possibility of working within the European Community or further afield. Assessment Assessment is by examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. You need at least a Grade B in Spanish. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. 100% of Spanish students passed in 2012.

Spanish is a rewarding and enriching course which allows you to make progress in your chosen language whilst developing useful lifelong skills. A qualification in Spanish will open up a range of career possibilities as well as opportunities for improving your cultural awareness. Students are immersed in the language with lessons taught mainly in Spanish by enthusiastic and dedicated specialist teachers. To ease the transition to AS level we integrate many ‘Bridging the Gap’ activities into the early stages of the course to help you settle into lessons and build up confidence in the language. Work experience in Spain is offered to both AS and A2 students. AS You will develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish by studying four topics. The first looks at media, including TV, advertising and communication technology. You then go on to examine popular culture in cinema, music and fashion or trends. The third topic will enable you to discuss aspects of healthy living and lifestyles such as sport, health and well-being, exercise and holidays. You will also look at the family and relationships.

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A2 You will extend your skills by studying three further topics. The first looks at the environment, in particular pollution, energy and protecting the planet. You then go on to consider the multi-cultural society, looking at immigration, integration and racism. The third topic examines contemporary social issues such as the distribution of wealth, law and order and the impact of scientific and technology advances. You will be able to study two cultural topics: the work of the Spanishspeaking author, Laura Esquivel, and that of the director, Pedro Almodóvar.

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long road coursefinder A Level Travel and Tourism Move on up... Travel and Tourism A level can lead to both immediate employment in the industry and to university courses. These may include International Tourism Management, Business Tourism and Tour Operations Management as well as wider qualifications. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and examination. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 70 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “I’ve enjoyed learning about topical issues affecting the industry.” Eleanor 100% of Travel & Tourism students passed in 2012.

A Level Travel and Tourism

Travel and tourism continues to grow worldwide, and Cambridge attracts tourists from across the world. Countries and industries are investing heavily in transport and infrastructure, while the environment and ecotravel draw more attention. This course examines the travel and tourism sectors and the issues they face. The A level prepares you both for work in the tourism industry and for further study, combining practical and academic work. You will consult a range of specialist books, publications and websites and collect data from visits. AS You will start with an induction programme including Disability Awareness Training. This leads into a coursework unit. You will study customer service, which combines practical work with a detailed study of some travel and tourism businesses such as The Merlin Group or Thomas Cook. You will have the opportunity to spend time in Cambridge on tour guiding fieldwork and to visit Alton Towers to investigate customer service. This is followed by preparation for the examined unit, which looks at general aspects of the industry. A2 You will complete coursework on trends and issues in Travel and Tourism, for example ecotourism, the tourist industry’s new growth area. You will learn about ecotourism worldwide including case studies from Brazil, Antigua and Egypt. You will go on to investigate the management of growth of tourism in different countries such as Antigua, Vietnam, Spain and Turkey. You will learn how to evaluate the benefits and problems of tourism.

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Level 2 Access to A level programmes

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Humanities pathway Entry requirements At least 3 GCSEs at Grade C in a range of subjects with at least D grades in English and Mathematics.

Students on this programme will have the opportunity to study four subjects from English, Use of Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Film Studies and ICT at GCSE level.

Humanities pathway courses: This one-year programme enables students to gain further qualifications at GCSE level to enable them to progress to a programme of A levels. Students will work as a cohesive group, building the foundations to enable them to be successful on an A level programme. Students may also choose to take the Level 2 Plus course (p.63) to develop skills relevant to the workplace. The programme includes tutorial support and the development of study skills. To progress from this programme to an A level programme, a student must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of the A level programme and also have demonstrated commitment and success on the Access Programme through high attendance and achievement. There are two Access to A level programmes – the Humanities pathway and the Science pathway. Access to A level pathways: Humanities Pathway 119 Science Pathway 120

English Language The course consists of written coursework carried out under controlled conditions, speaking and listening, and an end of course exam. Skills assessed include reading, writing, comprehension and analysis. Maths You may take either Use of Maths Certificate or GCSE Maths during this year. The course is assessed by examination. Psychology There are five topics: How do we see our world? Is dreaming meaningful? Do TV and video games affect young people’s behaviour? Why do we have phobias? Are criminals born or made? The course is assessed entirely by examination. Sociology There are six topics: Studying Society, Family, Education, Crime and Deviance, The Media and Social Inequality. The course is assessed entirely by examination. Film Studies There are three topics: Exploring Film – focus on Superhero Films; Exploring Film outside Hollywood – World Cinema; Individual Practical Work – Production and Analysis. The course is 50% examination and 50% coursework. ICT There are two compulsory units: Understanding Computer Systems and Using IT Skills to Create Business Solutions. The other two units chosen will focus on creative products and the use of other software in applied settings. The course is assessed by coursework portfolio.

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Entry requirements At least 3 GCSEs at Grade C in a range of GCSE subjects, with at least Grade C in Mathematics, Grades CC in Additional Science or two C grades in separate sciences and Grade D in English.

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Level 2 Applied Learning Courses

Do you want to continue in your science education but missed the grades required? Do you want to gain more confidence in your GCSE sciences before embarking on a Level 3 course? The Access to Science pathway gives you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need to make a successful transition to a Level 3 science course after one year. The science courses have been carefully chosen because their structure gives a good foundation to help bridge the gap between Level 2 and Level 3 work. Students on this course will take IGCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics at a higher tier. There will also be the opportunity to retake English GCSE if required. In 2012 there was a 100% pass rate, and all students obtained sufficiently high grades to qualify for Level 3 courses.

Applied Science Art and Design Business Health and Social Care Media Sport

Science pathway courses: Biology There are four topics: Characteristics and classification of living organisms; Organisation and maintenance of the organism; Development of the organism and the continuity of life; Relationships of organisms with one another and with their environment.

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This one-year programme provides students with an alternative pathway to Level 3 Applied courses, to apprenticeships and to employment with training. The courses offered are the equivalent of four GCSEs. The emphasis on these courses is applied learning, with opportunities for direct employment sector experience. This includes work placements. Minimum entry requirement: 4 Grade Ds at GCSE, including English. Grade D in Maths is required for Science. Students enrolling on these courses who have not achieved Grade C in English and/or Maths GCSE must retake these qualifications if necessary.

Chemistry There are four topics: Principles of Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Physics There are five topics: General Physics, Thermal Physics, Properties of Waves (light and sound), Electricity and Magnetism and Atomic Physics. Mathematics There are three topics: Statistics and Number, Number and Algebra, and Algebra and Geometry. These four courses are assessed entirely by examination. For more detailed information visit www.longroad.ac.uk/prospective students/courses

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long road coursefinder Level 2 Diploma Applied Science

Level 2 Diploma Applied Science

The course is equivalent to four GCSEs and can be taken alongside GCSE Maths or English if appropriate.

Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 121 for details. You need at least a Grade D in both English and Maths GCSE. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. “I like the fun and the interesting tasks and experiments – and also the teachers, who help you whenever you need it.” Yasmine

This qualification in Applied Science will prepare you for further studies at Level 3 and degree entry or for a career working in the science industry or in an organisation that uses science. Careers may include working in a laboratory, developing new drugs or working as a quality control technician in a production plant laboratory. The course will enable you to acquire your knowledge through practical work while at the same time ensuring other important skills are developed. Ongoing assessment will motivate you to analyse and improve your work. A knowledge of the basic principles in science gained from this qualification will help you succeed in further vocational qualifications in science.

Level 2 Diploma Art and Design

Assessment All assessment is by coursework portfolio. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 121 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website.

If you have a strong creative desire to access vocational Art and Design, this Level 2 diploma will introduce you to working in the sector or prepare you for further vocational study. Art and Design includes many different fields, such as graphic design, photography, web design, illustration, fashion and textiles, so there are many career options available. This course will enable you to experience an introduction to the basic elements of art and design giving you an insight in to the range of choices on offer, whilst developing your own skills, experience and general knowledge. You will also be expected to develop your skills in English, Maths and ICT as a core part of the course.

You will study three core units: Chemistry and Our Earth, Energy and Our Universe and Biology and Our Environment, together with five other units. These will provide you with opportunities to acquire technical and employability skills, knowledge and understanding.

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Level 2 Diploma Art and Design Move on up... to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design or the Level 3 Diploma in Graphic Design. You may also gain direct employment within the design field.

Move on up... to a Level 3 Applied Course or employment. Assessment All assessment is by coursework.

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long road coursefinder Level 2 Diploma Business

Level 2 Diploma Business

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The course is equivalent to four GCSEs and can be taken alongside GCSE Maths or English if appropriate.

The course is equivalent to four GCSEs and can be taken alongside GCSE Maths or English if appropriate.

Move on up... to a Level 3 Applied Course or employment.

Move on up... to a Level 3 Applied Course or employment.

Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 121 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website.

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of business in ways that are directly relevant to employment. As such, the course will enhance your employability or provide progression and access to further programmes in business. You should choose this course if you enjoy producing coursework and working with computers. There are no examinations. You will cover five mandatory units, which will give you a broad overview of what is involved with the day-to-day running of a business. These will include Finance, People within the Organisation, Marketing, Purposes of Business and Different Types of Business. You will then look in more detail at other aspects of business, which may include any of the following units: Verbal and Non-Verbal Communications in Business, Business Communications through Documentation, Training and Employment in Business, Business Online and Book-keeping for Business.

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Assessment This course is assessed entirely through coursework so you will need to develop your written and time-management skills. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 121 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website.

Level 2 Diploma Health and Social Care

The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care will develop your knowledge and understanding of the Health, Social Care and Early Years sectors. The course will also help you to develop personal skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork and career planning. These skills will be developed through coursework, practical activities and work placement. The course encourages progression to further programmes of health-related study including the Health, Social Care and Early Years National Diploma. You will study communication, individual rights and needs, the impact of diet on health, human lifespan development, anatomy and physiology. You will also gain vocational experience in a health and social care setting.

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long road coursefinder Level 2 Diploma Media

Level 2 Diploma Media

long road coursefinder Level 2 Diploma Sport

The course is equivalent to four GCSEs and can be taken alongside GCSE Maths or English if appropriate.

The course is equivalent to four GCSEs and can be taken alongside GCSE Maths or English if appropriate.

Move on up... to a Level 3 Applied Course or employment.

Move on up... to a Level 3 Applied Course or employment.

Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 121 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website.

This qualification in Media is a project-based course which enables you to develop creativity and confidence and the ability to think, question, explore, create and communicate. You will learn about the creative and media industries, explore your own creativity, develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving and communication, and learn the practical skills to apply your ideas in different ways. Much of your time will be spent working with others to make media products for real audiences. Your work will be showcased in cinema screenings, exhibitions and on the Internet. You will have regular contact with creative and media professionals.

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Assessment All assessment is by coursework. Minimum entry requirements Standard entry requirements apply. See page 121 for details. Further information You can find more information and download a course description sheet from the ‘Courses’ section of our website. Trips include visits to Mepal Outdoor Centre, Lee Valley White Water Rafting and Ski trip.

Level 2 Diploma Sport

This qualification is particularly attractive because it allows you to achieve a real understanding of sport that is relevant to the needs of the workplace. This Diploma is designed specifically for students aged 16+ and is unique to sixth form providers. Expectations to achieve success in the year will be high, with the emphasis on developing a range of skills to help you to be effective in the workplace and to take on the challenges of Level 3 Advanced study. There is a clear progression route to the Level 3 Diplomas offered at Long Road. An experienced and highly professional teaching team will encourage you to become independent and confident in a supportive environment. You will cover a range of sports topics through theory and practical assessments which may include: anatomy and physiology, fitness testing and training, practical sport, nutrition for sports performance and planning and leading sports activities, social issues in sport and practical performance. You can expect a demanding one-year course with significant emphasis on theory. Appropriate visits and access to additional qualifications will also be arranged to extend your learning experience.

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long road coursefinder Foundation Diploma Art and Design

Foundation Diploma Art and Design

This is a one-year course Move on up After completing this qualification the majority of students will move on into higher education. If you achieve an overall Pass grade or better you will earn UCAS points for university applications. Many universities require applicants to have completed a foundation course such as this for entry into art and design based courses.

The foundation diploma in Art and Design will give you further knowledge of a range of disciplines and a broad spectrum of skills in the art and design sector, in order to help you realise your potential and discover in which area you Employment wish to specialise. There is a wide variety of The qualification encourages independence prospective careers that you can explore, for example and will aid you in developing your concepts and art exhibition organisation, linking these to practical skills within specialised fine art, graphic design or photography. aspects of art and design. Experimentation plays a big part; you will be encouraged to explore, Assessment All assessment is by think and to evaluate in order to help you gain coursework portfolios. intellectual curiosity and a critical awareness of Minimum entry requirements contemporary visual world. The course02 should are youthe ready for long road? A Level Art and Design, challenge you with innovative and inspiring Design Technology or why choose long road? 10 Photography at minimum teaching from experienced and successful study at long road 32 Grade D. At least 5 GCSE professionals. subjects at Grade C or academic support 50 The qualificationconsists of three main stages: above including Art, English and Mathematics. personal development 54 will exploratory, pathway, and confirmatory. This Alternatively a Level 3 after long road 62 take you through a journey of experimentation, Diploma in Art (6, 12 or 18 units) with a minimum of coursefinder skills building and creative research, then 67 move Merit. A portfolio of work towards specialism in a particular area, ending programmes overview 68 must also be submitted at interview which entry requirements in a major project in your chosen specialism 70 that demonstrates evidence of demonstrates ability and independence. having achieved a standard apply 123 which will enable you to benefit from the course.

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The closing date for your application is 31st January 2014

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The following policy relates to applications for places on the College’s full-time 16–19 programmes of study and applicants are asked to recognise that the sixth form college and its courses are designed primarily to meet the needs of students within that age range. Applications from students with learning difficulties or disabilities will be welcomed. An Academic Support booklet is available on request.

Applications from Year 11 students The College welcomes all applications and will offer places to all students whose applications have the support of their present schools or colleges, who are predicted to qualify for the course they intend to study and who submit a supportive academic reference by the published deadline. Applications from students residing overseas Applications from students from overseas will not normally be considered unless the student is moving to Cambridge for the duration of the course applied for with their family. Students from outside the European Economic Area may have to pay tuition fees and they should contact the Admissions Office for further details. Students who attend Long Road Sixth Form College Level 2 Long Road Sixth Form College students who wish to apply for a two-year Advanced level course should be able to demonstrate a good attendance record and submit a supportive academic reference. Students will be interviewed before an offer is made and the offer of a place is subject to the normal entry criteria for a level 3 course.

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Students who do not complete their programme of study at Long Road Sixth Form College will not normally be offered a place at the College in any subsequent year. Former students in this position who are considering making an application should contact the College at an early stage before following the normal application procedure. Applications from students from other post-16 centres or from students who have taken time away from education Applications from students in this category will be considered individually. The offer criteria will be based upon a student’s ability to succeed on their chosen programme and will depend upon individual circumstances, a supportive reference and availability of places. Applications from students who could continue at their current institution will not normally be considered. Applications to join the College in Year 2 of a Level 3 programme Applications for the second year of a Level 3 course will be considered from students who have taken courses elsewhere. Students must be able to commence their course in June immediately after AS examinations. Applications from students who could continue at their current institution will not normally be considered. An offer of a place will be subject to the normal admissions criteria for Long Road Sixth Form College and the receipt of a supportive academic reference. Students should provide the College with details of the examination specifications currently being taken, so that the College can confirm that a transfer of examination board (where necessary) is acceptable. Please contact the Admissions Office for further details.

Other applications The college anticipates that most applications will fall into one of the above categories. Other applications will be considered on their merits. Partner Schools In the event that the College is oversubscribed, students from partner schools will be given priority over other applicants. The partner schools are: Bassingbourn VC, Bottisham VC, Chesterton CC, Comberton VC, Cottenham VC, Ely CC, Impington VC, Linton VC, Manor CC, Melbourn VC, Netherhall School, Parkside CC, Parkside Federation Coleridge CC, Sawston VC, Soham VC, St Bede’s School, Swavesey VC and Witchford VC. All applications must be received by the published deadline. Interviews The main purpose of the interview is to provide advice and guidance in order to ensure that the programme and courses of study are suitable. Should this not be the case, advice and guidance will be given about suitable alternatives. Interviews also provide an opportunity for applicants to find out more about the college. Written offers will be made within four working weeks of the interview.

Enrolment at College after publication of GCSE results Students holding conditional offers will have their places confirmed provided that they meet both the general criteria and the grade requirements for specific courses. Students who need to change their programmes or courses as a result of their GCSE grades will be advised about courses at this stage. Withdrawal of courses The College will try to ensure that students are able to follow their first choice of programme and courses. However, the College reserves the right to withdraw a course, for example, if there are insufficient numbers of students or unforeseen circumstances. The College also reserves the right to suspend applications for courses which are full. If particular courses are oversubscribed, then places in these courses will be allocated to students who met the College applications deadline and then on the basis of overall profile, although consideration will be given to individual cases on their merits. No change can be guaranteed, and places depend upon course availability. Full guidance will be given to students during the enrolment process.

Appeals Procedure Applicants have the right to appeal against our decision if they are not offered a place. Appeal applications should be made in writing to the Vice-Principal within 10 days of the applicant receiving the admissions decision and must give grounds and particulars for the appeal. The Admissions Policy criteria will be used to determine the outcome. The applicant will be informed of the outcome in writing.

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Some courses have additional entry requirements. See individual course details for more information.

Level 3 programmes

Level 3 Applied programme

Access to A level programme

Students will be able to progress to level 3 courses at the College with 5 C grades at GCSE, including English. Where a student is taking a reduced programme in year 11, this will be taken into account.

At least 5 C grades or equivalent in a range of subjects at GCSE level, including Grade C or above in GCSE English and Merit in the subject applied for, if taken as an applied course.

Humanities pathway: At least 3 Grade Cs in a range of GCSE subjects, with a Grade D in English and Maths. Science pathway: At least C grades in GCSE Maths and CC in Additional Science (or C grades in two separate GCSE sciences) with a Grade D in English.

A level programme At least 7 GCSEs at Grade C in a range of subjects including Maths and English. In any course applied for, a Grade C or equivalent is required in the subject if taken at GCSE level. Prospective students with fewer than 7 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or without a C grade in either Maths or English, may be considered depending on the intended programme of study and career plan if they have an average grade of at least C in all subjects taken at GCSE level and two or more grades higher than C.

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Students with at least 7 GCSEs at Grade C may include one or more AS levels in their programme. or At least a Merit grade in an OCR or BTEC Certificate in a related area (6 unit qualification), and a Grade C or above in GCSE English. Students with a Distinction grade in a related area (6 unit qualification) may be considered with a Grade D in GCSE English.

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Level 2 Applied programme At least 4 Grade Ds at GCSE, including English (Maths Grade D required for Science).

Child Protection and Safeguarding Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175), colleges must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We take these responsibilities very seriously, and all our students up to the age of 18 are covered under the law. The College takes every possible measure to safeguard all the young people enrolled at the College. Code of Conduct The College has a Code of Conduct to which all students are expected to adhere. This explains which behaviour is considered appropriate and which inappropriate to a place of work or study. We believe that all students are entitled to work in a calm and orderly atmosphere where their beliefs and opinions are respected. Copies of the Code of Conduct are posted around the College, and the code is also printed in the Student Planner which each student receives at the start of each academic year. Communication with parents and carers We ask all parents and carers to ensure that we have an up-to-date address, telephone number and email address. Parents and carers are emailed weekly attendance reports so that they can investigate promptly when attendance has been unsatisfactory. There are also parent emails which contain information of interest or use. These might include information and reminders about university applications, applications for student finance, College trips (including permission slips) and parent evenings. Information is also posted on the College website www.longroad.ac.uk , and we recommend that parents visit the site regularly to keep up to date with College activities and policies. The website also notifies parents of emergency closures, although information about such closures is also available on local radio stations.

Parents and carers are invited to meet members of staff early in the first term. There are regular Parents’ Consultations. There is also a meeting for parents towards the end of the first year, during which post-sixth form progression is discussed. Parents and carers who have a specific enquiry about a student’s progress should contact the student’s Progress Coach in the first instance. Information about Progress Coaches is sent to parents and carers during the first week of the autumn term.

Costs When we send your offer, we will ask you to pay a book deposit of £30 and to make a voluntary contribution of £30 towards the College fund. This provides additional resources for students while they are at the College. Students who have not been resident in the European Economic Area for three years prior to the start of the course in September 2014 may need to pay tuition fees. In 2013 the fee was £4,000. Data Protection The College abides by the Data Protection Act 1998. We keep student records for six years after a student has left the College. Disciplinary Procedure The College has a disciplinary procedure. Parents and carers will be notified at each stage of this procedure, and may be asked to attend a meeting to discuss the student’s behaviour.

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FREE Bus service Even better – there’s a FREE shuttle bus service to and from the town and the railway station.

A large print version of this prospectus is available upon request. At the time of going to press, all information in this prospectus is believed to be correct. There may be subsequent changes to the courses offered as well as to our facilities. Details of any changes will be made available as soon as possible. It is always advisable to check with us before making any arrangements based on the information in this prospectus.

Print: Colchester Print Group Photography: Marcus Ginns, Nick David and Charlie Troman No photograph may be reproduced in any format without the permission of the copyright holder.

Design, art direction and illustrations: Smith (www.smithltd.co.uk)

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