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harrogategrammar.co.uk COURSES & FURTHER INFORMATION 2014

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Business, Enterprise & ICT Faculty

Languages Faculty

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Applied Business AS & A2 Level (Single Award)

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French Language AS & A2 Level

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German Language AS & A2 Level

10

Applied Business AS & A2 Level (Double Award)

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Italian Language AS & A2 Level

14

Computing AS & A2 Level

67

Spanish Language AS & A2 Level

50

(Creative) Media Production Level 3 Diploma & Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)

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Economics AS & A2 Level

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Travel & Tourism AS & A2 Level

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Design Faculty

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Mathematics Faculty

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Mathematics (Further) AS & A2 Level

PE & Sport Faculty 57

Physical Education AS & A2 Level

3D Product Design AS & A2 Level

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Art & Design AS & A2 Level

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Food Technology AS & A2 Level

Performing Arts Faculty

34

Graphics AS & A2 Level

15

Dance Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)

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Photography AS & A2 Level6

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Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A2 Level

51

Music AS & A2 Level

52

Music Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)

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Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma & Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)

PA

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English Language AS & A2 Level

21

English Literature AS & A2 Level

48

Media Studies AS & A2 Level

Science Faculty

Humanities Faculty

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Mathematics AS & A2 Level

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English Faculty

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S

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Biology AS & A2 Level

12

Chemistry AS & A2 Level

36

Health & Social Care AS & A2 Level

26

Geography AS & A2 Level

28

Geology AS & A2 Level

32

Government & Politics AS & A2 Level

59

Physics AS & A2 Level

38

History (Early) AS & A2 Level

62

Psychology AS & A2 Level

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History (Modern) AS & A2 Level

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Religious Studies AS & A2 Level

66

Sociology AS & A2 Level

Further Information 71

University Destinations 2013

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Year 13 Examination Results

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Art & Design AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

DESIGN FACULTY

Course Content

Assessment

The course will enable students to explore a range of two- or three-dimensional approaches to their studies.

AS LEVEL

Unit 1

Unit 2

Work produced for this qualification will demonstrate the use of formal elements and creative skills, and give visual form to thinking, feeling, observation, design and ideas. Students will show evidence of trying to extend their own and others’ ways of seeing the world. Students will use the visual language of the discipline sensitively and thoughtfully to support their intentions.

Art and Design (Coursework)

Art and Design (Externally Set Assignment)

In this unit, students will have opportunities to generate practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources. They will experiment with media and processes, and develop and refine their ideas, presenting their outcomes.

This unit represents the culmination of the AS course. The exam paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. During the preparatory period, students are encouraged to be independent in the development of their ideas, intentions and response.

60% of the total AS marks

40% of the total AS marks

30% of the total GCE marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Internally assessed

Internally assessed

The disciplines associated with Art and Design Advanced GCE are painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, alternative media, scenography, architectural, environmental and interior design, product design, constructed textiles, dyed textiles, printed textiles, fine art textiles, fashion textiles, filmbased photography, digital photography, film and video, advertising, illustration, packaging, typography and interactive media.

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Art & Design AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

DESIGN FACULTY

Entry Requirements A2 LEVEL

Grade C in Art or Graphics.

Unit 3

Unit 4

Art and Design (Coursework)

Art and Design (Externally Set Assignment)

This unit incorporates two linked elements, each with separate final outcomes: Practical work and Personal study. The investigation and development for both the Practical work and Personal study will be shown through supporting studies.

The Externally Set Assignment represents the culmination of the A2 course. The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. During the preparatory period, students are encouraged to be independent in the development of their ideas, intentions and response.

60% of the total A2 marks

40% of the total A2 marks

30% of the total GCE marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Internally assessed

Internally assessed

Students will pay a studio fee to support their work.

Career Opportunities Many universities offer combined or modular degrees where Art/Design is one of the components. These often ask for A Levels but most will want to see a portfolio of A Level standard work. As well as all the kinds of Art degree courses in areas like Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion and Textiles there are many others which are less well known such as Arts and Events Administration, Art in a Community Context, Biovisual Studies, Communication Design, Computer Graphics, Conservation and Restoration, Costume Design and Wardrobe, Design Futures, Eco Design, Fashion Promotion, Film and Video, Footwear Design, Illustration and Media Design, Telemedia and Typography.

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S Biology AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Course Content

Assessment

AS Level

A2 Level

The AS course is divided into 3 units:

The A2 course is divided into a further 3 units:

Unit 1

Unit 4

Biology and Disease

Populations and Environment

You will study the digestive and gas exchange systems and how these are affected by disease.

You will study ecosystems in detail and consider how human activities affect ecology.

Unit 2

Unit 5

The Variety of Living Organisms

Control in Cells and in Organisms

This unit covers how DNA controls genetic diversity and the similarities and differences observed in organisms.

You will study how organisms use DNA hormones, growth factors and nerve impulses to increase their chance of surviving.

Unit 3 Practical and Investigative Skills (EMPA) Externally Marked Practical Assignment

Unit 6 Practical and Investigative Skills (EMPA) Externally Marked Practical Assignment

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Each theory unit is examined by compulsory short answer questions plus two longer questions requiring data handling, comprehension and short structured essay. The practical units are examined by set tasks and continuous assessment of practical skills. The EMPA is assessed by carrying out a set practical task, processing the data and a written exam.


S Biology AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Entry Requirements AS Level

A2 Level

Grade B in GCSE Biology and Chemistry.

Unit 1

Unit 4

33.3% of the total AS marks

33.3% of the total A2 marks

or Grade B in GCSE Core Science and Grade B in GCSE Additional Science.

16.7% of the total GCE marks

16.7% of the total GCE marks

and Grade B in GCSE Maths is also required.

Unit 2

Unit 5

46.7 % of the total AS marks

46.7 % of the total A2 marks

Career Opportunities

23.3% of the total GCE marks

23.3% of the total GCE marks

Biology is a requirement for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Marine Biology, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Genetics courses. It is also a preferred subject for Forensic Science, Nursing, Speech Therapy, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences courses and a good basis for many degree courses such as Teacher Training, Sports Management, Business and Law.

Unit 3

Unit 6

Coursework generally carried out in April/May

Coursework generally carried out in April/May

20% of the total AS marks

20% of the total A2 marks

10% of the total GCE marks

10% of the total GCE marks

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Applied Business AS & A2 Level (Single Award)

EXAM BOARD: OCR

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE & ICT FACULTY

Course Content This course provides students with a broad introduction to the business sector and encourages them to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in realistic business contexts.

AS Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

Creating a Marketing Proposal

Understanding the Business Environment

Students will produce a marketing plan.

Assessment

33.3% of the total AS marks

Two units of coursework and one examination at both AS and A2 Level.

16.6% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2 Recruitment in the Workplace Students will investigate the role of the human resources department. •

33.3% of the total AS marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

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An examination which covers the factors which impact on firms’ decision making. •

33.3% of the total AS marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks


Applied Business AS & A2 Level (Single Award)

EXAM BOARD: OCR

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE & ICT FACULTY

Entry Requirements

Unit 4

Unit 6

Launching a Business Online

Strategic Decision-making

Students will produce an e-commerce strategy for a business which has no on-line presence.

An examination that tests the students’ knowledge of the elements of a corporate business plan.

Due to the large volume of coursework students need to be able to manage the use of their time very carefully. Students will be expected to carry out their own research for their projects and access to a real business is highly desirable, either through a family member or their own part-time job.

33.3% of the total A2 marks

33.3% of the total A2 marks

Grade C in GCSE Business Studies.

16.6% of the total GCE marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

or Merit in BTEC Business.

A2 Level

and Grade C in GCSE English and Maths is also required.

Unit 5 A Business Plan for the Entrepreneur

Previous study of Business is not essential.

Students will produce a business plan for the setting up of a new business. •

33.3% of the total A2 marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

Career Opportunities The majority of our students go on to study for a Business related degree. Business remains the most popular degree subject in the UK.

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Applied Business AS & A2 Level (Double Award)

EXAM BOARD: OCR

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE & ICT FACULTY

Course Content This course (equivalent to two A Levels) provides students with a broad introduction to the business sector and encourages them to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in a wide range of business contexts.

Assessment Four units of coursework and two examinations at both AS and A2 Level.

AS Level 3 Units for Single Award at AS plus:

Unit 1

Unit 3

The Impact of Customer Service

Running an Enterprise Activity

An examination that tests the students’ appreciation of the importance of good customer service for businesses.

As a team, students will plan and run a profit-making enterprise of their choice.

33.3% of the total AS marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2 ICT Provision in a Business Students will give a presentation on a proposal for updating the ICT provision in a chosen business. •

33.3% of the total AS marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

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33.3% of the total AS marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks


Applied Business AS & A2 Level (Double Award)

EXAM BOARD: OCR

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE & ICT FACULTY

Entry Requirements

Unit 4

Unit 6

Promotion in Action

Business Law

Students will produce a promotional strategy for a product or service of their choice.

This examined unit provides an introduction to the laws affecting business in the UK today.

33.3% of the total A2 marks

33.3% of the total A2 marks

Due to the large volume of coursework (67% of the course is assessed in this way) students need to be able to manage the use of their time very carefully. Regular interim deadlines are set for each project and students are expected to meet these deadlines. Students will be expected to carry out their own research for their projects and access to a real business is highly desirable, either through a family member of their own part-time job.

16.6% of the total GCE marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

Grade C in GCSE Business Studies.

A2 Level 3 Units for Single Award at A2 plus:

Unit 5

or Merit in BTEC Business.

Constructing a Financial Strategy

and Grade C in GCSE English and Maths is also required.

Students will be provided with a case study and will need to produce a set of final accounts. •

33.3% of the total A2 marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

Previous study of Business is not essential.

Career Opportunities The majority of our students go on to study for a Business related degree. Business remains one of the most popular degree subject in the UK. A number of our students go directly into employment e.g. Retail Management and some have even successfully set up their own businesses. harrogategrammar.co.uk 11


S Chemistry AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Course Content AS Level

A2 Level

The AS course is divided into 3 units:

The A2 course is divided into a further 3 units:

Unit 1

Unit 4

Unit 6

Foundation Chemistry

Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry

Practical and Investigative Skills

You will study the structure of the atom, mole calculations, structure and bonding, alkanes and periodicity. This unit will give you the foundation for later units.

Unit 2 Chemistry in Action You will study a wide range of topics including kinetics, equilibria, energetics and organic mechanisms for reactions involving haloalkanes, alkenes and alcohols.

Unit 3

You will study a number of topics covered in Unit 2 to a greater depth along with new topics such as acids and bases, structural determination and amino acids.

Unit 5 Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry You will study a number of topics covered in Unit 2 in greater depth along with new topics such as redox titrations, redox equilibria and complex ion chemistry.

Practical and Investigative Skills (EMPA) Externally Marked Practical Assignment

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(EMPA) Externally Marked Practical Assignment The EMPA is assessed by carrying out a set practical task, processing the data and a written exam.

Assessment The practical units are examined by set tasks. Marks are also awarded for practical skills which are assessed throughout the course.


S Chemistry AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Entry Requirements AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 4

33.3% of the total AS marks

40% of the total A2 marks

16.7% of the total GCE marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2

Unit 5

46.7% of the total AS marks

40% of the total A2 marks

23.3% of the total GCE marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Unit 3

Unit 6

Practical and Investigative Skills

Practical and Investigative Skills

20% of the total AS marks

20% of the total AS marks

10% of the total GCE marks

10% of the total GCE marks

Grade B in GCSE Chemistry and Grade B in GCSE Biology or Physics. or Grade B in GCSE Core Science and Grade B in GCSE Additional Science. and Grade B in GCSE Maths is also required.

Career Opportunities Some students will go on to study chemistry based degrees. Chemistry is a requirement for Medicine, Veterinary Science and other Medical related occupations. These may lead to careers in Forensic Science, Polymer Manufacture or Environmental Control. Others will choose Biological Sciences (eg, Biochemistry or Pharmacology) and Chemical Engineering, where chemistry is often a requirement or recommendation.

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Computing AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE & ICT FACULTY

Course Content

Assessment

60% of the total A2 marks

The course gives students an in-depth understanding of how computers work. Students will already be familiar with the use of computers from their other subjects. However, this course will give them an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including computer programming, which many students find absorbing.

AS Level

30% of the total GCE marks

Unit 1

Unit 4

A two hour ‘on-screen’ practical exam. Candidates use pre-release material to write a computer program on-screen. Printouts of their program are submitted for external marking.

A practical project in which students write a computer program to solve a real world problem.

This specification is designed to encourage students to: •

Develop their ability to solve problems using computers

Extend their knowledge of computer programming

Improve their understanding of computer hardware and software

60% of the total AS marks

30% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2 A one hour written exam to test students’ knowledge of computer components, hardware devices and the Internet. •

40% of the total AS marks

20% of the total GCE marks

A2 Level

Unit 3 A two and a half hour written exam. It contains both short and extended answer questions on databases, networks, operating systems and programming.

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40% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Entry Requirements Grade B in GCSE Maths or Grade B in GCSE Computing. Requires no prior knowledge of Computing or ICT.

Career Opportunities The course provides excellent preparation for higher study and employment in the field of computer science. The increasing importance of computer systems and related technologies means there will be a growing demand for professionals who are qualified in this area.


Dance Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY

Course Content The course is aimed at those students who are passionate about practical dance and wish to develop their technical and creative skills. The course provides you with the opportunity to study a range of different dance techniques including choreography in a variety of styles from classical ballet to contemporary dance. Throughout the course you will participate in a range of performances to help you broaden your understanding of the world of dance and prepare you for full time training.

Unit 7 Performing to an Audience

Unit 38 Dance Performance

Unit 40

Entry Requirements Unit 49 Developing Movement Skills

Unit 50 Movement in Performance Each unit is worth 10 credits. The total credit value to gain the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Dance is 60 credits. All units must be passed to achieve the BTEC qualification, the level of which will be determined by the number of Pass, Merit and Distinction awards achieved in each of the individual units.

Assessment The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) is assessed through a range of practical performances and workshops, and written assignments.

Choreographing Dance

Unit 41

It is essential that students have previous experience of dance. You must demonstrate a real ability and enthusiasm for dance and all students must be willing to participate in practical dance performance. The course is physically demanding and so you must be committed to improving your fitness and conditioning levels. The Subsidiary Diploma in Dance combines well with Music, Performing Arts and Art courses. You must meet general entry requirements.

Career Opportunities Subsidiary Diplomas are valued by employers and universities alike. The course is a strong foundation for further study of Dance at university or employment in the performance industry. Dance graduates are well equipped for careers in professions where interpersonal, organisational, presentational and general task-based skills are valued. Students from this course have gone on to study dance at the prestigious London Studio Centre.

Dance Improvisation

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Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY

Course Content Students can pursue their interests and develop their skills in a range of practical drama elements including acting, directing, costume, setting, mask and technical design. However, the requirements of the specification also enable students to gain an entry qualification for courses in higher education, whether in the area of drama and theatre studies or in a host of other subjects. How does an actor play and breathe life into their role? How does a director give life to the ideas in the play? How do you interpret an ordinary script and transform it into a stunning visual performance? On this course, we will learn to do all of the above and more. You will be shown the wonderful diversity of theatre and learn to analyse, interpret and create imaginative, stylish and effective theatre, whilst increasing your competency as a theatre practitioner. While this A Level is rigorously academic, it is essentially practical and offers a unique approach to learning. It is an active and creative course

Unit 2 which aims to nurture your enthusiasm for and interest in theatre, both as an audience member and as a participant. You need to be entirely enthusiastic about acting and theatre: watching it, doing it, talking about it and writing about it. Team-work is an essential element to the course. Students need to be totally reliable and they need to enjoy working creatively in teams, sharing and experimenting with ideas. There needs to be a willingness and independence in taking direction and developing both practical and academic skills. If you love drama and theatre and are able to commit your time and energy to your work, you will have a wonderful time on this course.

Theatre Text in Performance

Unit 1

Unit 4

Exploration of Drama & Theatre

Theatre Text in Context

This unit requires written and practical analysis of two plays texts through exploration and study to gain an understanding of how plays are structured and interpreted.

This unit requires a historical and directorial approach to theatre texts. Experience gained in the AS unit and Unit 3 can be applied to a set text and a play that is likely to be in excess of 100 years old.

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This unit requires the understanding and experienced gained in Unit 1 to be applied through a monologue or a dialogue and a group performance, written analysis accompanies this.

Unit 3 Exploration of Dramatic Performance This unit requires the creation of a unique performance created in a group context. Experience and understanding gained in both AS Units may be applied to an original production. Students devise their own performance work and submit a written evaluation.


Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

The AS year is essentially about taking a play from the page to performance. You will explore two contrasting texts and learn about one recognised theatre practitioner. The approach is mostly practical with a high level of analysis. Through written and practical coursework assessment, you will demonstrate your understanding, practical skills and ideas.

AS Level

60% of the total AS marks

At the beginning of the A2 year, you will embark on an exciting project where you will draw on all of your experience, research and ideas to develop an original piece of theatre. You will be assessed on your rehearsal process, your performance and on a detailed written evaluation you will write.

30% of the total GCE marks

For your written exam, you have the wonderful opportunity to explore a play from the point of view of a Director. You will develop your own production ideas. Within the bounds of relevance, you are free to be as imaginative and daring as you wish. You will also write a critique of a historic play you have seen, drawing comparisons with the plays original performance context.

Unit 4

Unit 1 •

40% of the total AS marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2

A2 Level

The content of the A Level specification follows on from that of the AQA GCSE Drama specification currently studied at HGS in KS4, thus enabling a smooth transition from one to the other. At the same time, it must be emphasised that whilst having studied GCSE Drama is useful, it is not an absolute requirement for students wishing to take the A Level course. Grade B in English Language and English Literature. GCSE Drama is useful but not a requirement.

Unit 3 •

40% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total GCE marks

60%of the total A2 marks

30% of the total GCE marks

Career Opportunities Many of our Drama and Theatre Studies students progress to Drama School and university to read Drama, English, Art, History or Law. There are many career options within the Performing Arts including Journalism, Theatre Management, Arts Administration, Theatre Design, Teaching, Acting, Directing, Events Co-ordination, Stage Management and many more.

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Economics AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE & ICT FACULTY

Course Content Economics is at the heart of everything we do and the things that affect us daily, from coffee to crime, parenting to politics, fear to traffic jams. And it’s all about using information about the world around us to get to the heart of what’s really happening under the surface of everyday life.

AS Level

At AS, students investigate issues such as: ‘Can pollution effectively be controlled?’, ‘Why do markets fail?’ and, ‘Why does the government have an inflation target and how does it affect us?’

Unit 2 •

50% of the total AS marks

At A2, candidates develop the material from AS. Both A2 modules explore two contemporary and relevant contexts: the Global and the European Union context.

25% of the GCE marks

Assessment Assessment is based on multiple choice questions and data questions at AS Level. At A2 Level, essay questions are included alongside data questions.

Unit 1

Unit 4

Markets and Market Failure

The National & International Economy

50% of the total AS marks

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the GCE marks

25% of the GCE marks

Entry Requirements

The National Economy

A2 Level

Unit 3 Business Economics & the Distribution of Income •

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the GCE marks

You will be required to write clearly and logically and use simple mathematical techniques. An interest in current affairs is also a great asset, together with a willingness to read critically to keep abreast of changes in the economy.

Career Opportunities You can take Economics as a specialist course at university or with a wide range of other subjects. Possible careers include Accountancy, Finance, Civil Service and a variety of Management functions.

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Grade B in GCSE English Language and Maths is essential.


English Language AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

ENGLISH FACULTY

Course Content The course is about the nature of human thought, communication and culture and how language and texts communicate, enhance and celebrate these things. Students will learn about early language acquisition and the power of the spoken word, including accent and attitudes towards them.

A2 Level

Unit 2

Unit 3

Texts and Audiences

(F653) Culture, Language and Identity

You will be required to produce a coursework folder of a maximum 3000 words. There are two tasks:

You will be required to answer one question on Language and Speech analysing linguistic features of spoken or written language. Your second question will be a choice: the language of popular written texts, language and cultural production OR Language, Power and Identify. Each of these will require a stylistic analysis of a passage.

AS Level

Task 1: Text Study

Unit 1

You should chose two texts, one written and one multi-modal. You will have to analyse linguistic features of these texts, showing awareness of audience and purpose.

(F651) The Dynamics of Speech In preparing for this unit, you will learn about both written and spoken English and how to describe it. The main topics covered within this module are: speech and children; speech varieties and social groups; the grammar of English and the differences between spoken and written English. You will take a written examination lasting two hours assessing application of your knowledge and analytical skill.

Task 2: Adaptive Writing and Commentary You will select a text from task one and adapt it for a different audience and purpose. You must then produce a commentary to evaluate your writing. These two units form the Advanced Subsidiary GCE Qualification.

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English Language AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

ENGLISH FACULTY

AS Level

Unit 4

Unit 1

Unit 4

(F654) Media Language

(F651) The Dynamics of Speech (2 hour exam)

(F654) Media Language (Coursework)

60% of the total AS marks

40% of the total A2 marks

30% of the total GCE marks

20% of the total GCE marks

You will be required to produce a coursework folder of a maximum 3000 words. There are two tasks: Task 1: Independent Investigation

Unit 2

You are required to produce an essay to compare and analyse linguistic features of one written, one spoken and one multimodal text linked by a common theme.

Texts and Audiences (Coursework)

Task 2: Original Writing and Commentary You will have to produce one piece of original media writing and an accompanying commentary which explains how your writing incorporates linguistic features identified in Task 1.

Assessment

Entry Requirements

40% of the total AS marks

20% of the total GCE marks

A2 Level

Unit 3 (F653) Culture Language and Identity (2 hour exam) •

60% of the total A2 marks

30% of the total GCE marks

Assessment in each case is via two externally examined modules and two pieces of coursework.

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Grade B in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

Career Opportunities Media, Advertising, Publishing, Teaching, Public Relations, Law, Journalism, Social Work, Retail Management, Librarianship, Health Service.


English Literature AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

ENGLISH FACULTY

Course Content The course offers an opportunity to read widely and independently both set texts and others that you have selected for yourself; engage creatively with these texts and respond critically to them. Students will develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluate the experience through Theatre Visits. AS Level

Unit 1 (F661) Poetry and Prose 1800-1945 (Closed text) Section A: Poetry 1800-1945 The focus of this section of the examination is the study of selected poems of Edward Thomas. Candidates answer one question on one poem. Candidates need to be able to analyse the effects of language, imagery and verse form and demonstrate an understanding of the significance of the contexts in which the poem was written and received, by making appropriate reference to other poems of the same poet.

A2 Level Section B: Prose 1800-1945

Unit 3

This involves the study of a prose set text from the period 1800-1945. There is a choice of two questions and students answer one question. Candidates respond to a proposition demonstrating understanding of the text in relation to the view presented and explore themes and issues, taking into account the effects of language, structure and form.

(F663) Drama and Poetry pre-1800 (Closed text)

Unit 2 (F662) Literature post-1900 The focus of the coursework is to encourage interest and enjoyment in contemporary literary studies and to gain understanding and appreciation of other reader’s views. Candidates will link and explore relationships between texts on the theme of Innocence to Experience.

Section A: Shakespeare Two questions are offered on a Shakespeare text and candidates answer one. Each question presents a view of the play and candidates are required to give a sustained literary judgement in response to the question’s proposition and demonstrate critical understanding in analysing ways in which the play’s structure, form and language shape meaning and effects. Section B: Drama and Poetry pre-1800 This section requires candidates to explore contrasts between different literary texts. In their answers candidates must refer to one drama text and one poetry text. There will be a choice of six questions each with a different focus requiring a comparative study, understanding of critical readings and the significance and influence of contexts.

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English Literature AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

ENGLISH FACULTY

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 4

Unit 1

Unit 3

(F664) Texts in Time

(F661) Poetry and Prose 1800-1945 (Closed text)

(F663) Drama and Poetry pre-1800 (Closed text)

60% of the total AS marks

60% of the total A2 marks

30% of the total GCE marks

30% of the total GCE marks

This is a coursework module and is intended to encourage the development of research skills and to synthesise knowledge and understanding acquired through an extended individual study of three Gothic texts. These are taken from the two genres of novels and poetry.

Assessment

Unit 2

Unit 4

(F662) Literature post-1900

(F664) Texts in Time

40% of the total AS marks

40% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total GCE marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Assessment in each case is via two externally examined modules and two pieces of coursework.

Entry Requirements Grade B in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

Career Opportunities Media, Advertising, Publishing, Teaching, Public Relations, Law, Journalism, Social Work, Retail Management, Librarianship, Health Service.

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Food Technology AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

DESIGN FACULTY

Course Content

Assessment

Entry Requirements

The AS/A2 Food Technology course offers students the opportunity to take a broad view of Food Technology and design. There is a substantial element of practical work to further develop skills as well as units covering food and nutrition, design and market influences and processes and manufacture.

AS Level

You must meet general entry requirements.

Unit 1

GCSE in Food Technology is preferable.

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2 •

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Career Opportunities Students can go on to university courses in Food and Consumer Studies, Health and Medical Services and Manufacturing Industries.

A2 Level

Unit 3 •

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Unit 4 •

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

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French AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

LANGUAGES FACULTY

Course Content Teachers use a wide range of teaching resources, including books, film, music, websites, newspapers and other authentic materials in this course. Students will also have the opportunity to subscribe to foreign language magazines. There is an established KS5 exchange to France and also the opportunity to do work experience abroad. The next exchange will be in 2014-15.

AS Level

A2 Level

Media: Television, Advertising, ICT

Popular Culture: Cinema, Music, Fashion

Environment: Pollution, Energy, Protecting the Planet

Healthy Living: Sport/Exercise, Health, Holidays

The Multicultural Society: Immigration, Integration, Racism

Contemporary Social Issues: Wealth & Poverty, Law & Order, Scientific & Technological Progress

Cultural Topic: A specific Region, Period of History, Author/Dramatist/ Poet, Defector, Architect/Musician/ Painter

• •

Family/Relationships: Family, Friendships, Marriage/Partnerships

All AS/A2 students are given a ‘Rosetta Stone’ account as part of their basic MFL provision. The Harrogate Film Society use The Forum as their venue and sixth form linguists are able to benefit from free tickets. There is also a French film season each Summer Term.

Teaching Groups generally have two teachers. We employ 2 French assistants who work both with teachers in class and also with small groups for intensive oral practice.

Classes have access to the MFL computer room and all classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, internet access and DVD players for film viewing. The iPad is used extensively in MFL teaching.

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French AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

LANGUAGES FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

The assessment consists of two exams:

A2 Level

AS Level

Unit 3

Unit 1

Listening, Reading, Writing (2 hour written paper)

Listening, Reading, Writing (2 hour written paper)

70% of the total A2 marks 35% of the total GCE marks

70% of the total AS marks

35% of the total GCE marks

Unit 4

Unit 2 Speaking (35 minutes, inc. 20 minutes preparation) •

30% of the total AS marks

15% of the total GCE marks

Career Opportunities

Grade A in GCSE French.

Speaking (35 minutes, inc. 20 minutes preparation) •

30% of the total A2 marks

15% of the total GCE marks

Many of our A2 students continue with their languages at university, either as a single honours or as a joint honours degree, combined with a vocational subject such as Business or Law. Some choose to start a new language and are attracted to courses such as Japanese or Mandarin Chinese. Careers in languages include Journalism, Law, Business Management, Translating, Interpreting and Teaching. Having a language is also a very marketable skill for a huge variety of other career paths.

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Geography AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Course Content Contemporary geography is a subject which explicitly engages with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time and their relationship with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global. The course offers opportunities for candidates to consider: •

Their own roles, values and attitudes in relation to themes and issues being studied, The roles, values and attitudes of others including decision-makers

Students will also be given the opportunity to develop fieldwork skills and study geographical issues and impacts.

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

Physical and Human Geography

Contemporary Geographical Issues

This unit focuses on key geographical concepts along with the themes of environmental impact, management and sustainability. The core topics are Rivers, Floods and Management and Population Change. The optional topics students currently study are Cold Environments and Food Supply Issues.

This unit is an issues based approach to contemporary geographical themes. The topics students currently study are: Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards; Ecosystems: Change and Challenge; World Cities and Development and Globalisation.

Unit 2

Geographical Issue Evaluation

Geographical Skills This unit focuses on skills and is based on the Physical and Human Geography covered in Unit 1 and students’ experiences of fieldwork.

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Unit 4 Students examine material in an advanced information booklet based on a geographical issue.


Geography AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Grade B in GCSE Geography.

Unit 1

Unit 3

Structured short and extended questions (2 hour written examination)

Structured short and extended questions and an essay (2 hour 30 minutes written examination)

Consideration will be given to students who have not previously studied the course if they have a Grade B in Science or Maths and Grade B in English Language or Humanities equivalent.

70% of the total AS marks

35% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2 Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions (1 hour written examination) •

30% of the total AS marks

15% of the total GCE marks

60% of the total A2 marks

30% of the total GCE marks

Unit 4 Structured short and extended questions based on an advance information booklet (1 hour 30 minutes written examination) •

40% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Career Opportunities Geography leads to a wide range of career opportunities. These include Environmental Consultancy, Hazard Prediction and Management, International Development Work, Law, Marketing, Urban Regeneration, Remote Sensing and TV Research.

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Geology AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Course Content

Assessment

Geology is an exciting course designed to offer candidates the opportunity to study a range of geological processes which operate at and below the Earth’s surface.

A2 Level

AS Level

Unit 4

Unit 1

Environmental Geology

(F791) Global Tectonics

AS Level

Water supply, energy resources, metallic mineral deposits, engineering geology.

30% of the total AS marks

15% of the total GCE Marks

Unit 1 Global Tectonics Earth structure, earthquakes, plate tectonics, geographical structures.

Unit 2 Rocks – Processes and Products The rock cycle, igneous processes and products, sedimentary processes and products, metamorphic processes and products.

Unit 5

Unit 2

Evolution of Life, Earth & Climate Formation of fossils, morphology of fossils, evolution and mass extinction.

Unit 6 Practical Skills Centre based task, evaluation task.

Unit 3 Practical Skills Centre based task, evaluation task.

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(F792) Rocks – Processes and Products •

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE Marks

Unit 3 (F793) Practical Skills Geology 1 •

20% of the total AS marks

10% of the total GCE Marks


Geology AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Entry Requirements A2 Level

Grade B in GCSE Sciences is required. No previous knowledge of geology is required.

Unit 4

Unit 6

(F794) Environmental Geology

(F796) Practical Skills in Geology 2

30% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total A2 marks

Career Opportunities

15% of the total GCE Marks

10% of the total GCE Marks

Mining and Engineering (Oil, Gas and Mineral Exploration) Seismology – prediction of earthquakes and volcanoes (Geophysics), Well Logging – Water, Oceanography.

Unit 5 (F795) Evolution of Life, Earth & Climate •

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE Marks

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German AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

LANGUAGES FACULTY

Course Content Teachers use a wide range of teaching resources, including books, film, music, websites, newspapers and other authentic materials on this course. Students will also have the opportunity to subscribe to foreign language magazines. There is an established KS5 exchange to Germany and also the opportunity to do work experience abroad. The next exchange will be in 2015-16.

AS Level

A2 Level

Media: Television, Advertising, ICT

Popular Culture: Cinema, Music, Fashion

Environment: Pollution, Energy, Protecting the Planet

Healthy Living: Sport/Exercise, Health, Holidays

The Multicultural Society: Immigration, Integration, Racism

Contemporary Social Issues: Wealth & Poverty, Law & Order, Scientific & Technological Progress

Cultural Topic: A specific Region, Period of History, Author/Dramatist/ Poet, Defector, Architect/Musician/ Painter

• •

Family/Relationships: Family, Friendships, Marriage/Partnerships

All AS/A2 students are given a ‘Rosetta Stone’ account as part of their basic MFL provision. The Harrogate Film Society use The Forum as their venue and sixth form linguists are able to benefit from free tickets.

Teaching Groups generally have two teachers. We employ a German language assistant who works both with teachers in class and also with small groups for intensive oral practice.

Classes have access to the MFL computer room and all classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, internet access and DVD players for film viewing. The iPad is used extensively in MFL teaching.

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German AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

LANGUAGES FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

The assessment consists of two exams:

A2 Level

AS Level

Unit 3

Unit 1

Listening, Reading, Writing (2 hour written paper)

Listening, Reading, Writing (2 hour written paper)

70% of the total A2 marks 35% of the total GCE marks

70% of the total AS marks

35% of the total GCE marks

Unit 4

Unit 2 Speaking (35 minutes, inc. 20 minutes preparation) •

30% of the total AS marks

15% of the total GCE marks

Career Opportunities

Grade A in GCSE German.

Speaking (35 minutes, inc. 20 minutes preparation) •

30% of the total A2 marks

15% of the total GCE marks

Many of our A2 students carry on with their languages at university, either as a single honours or as a joint honours degree, combined with a vocational subject such as Business or Law. Some choose to start a new language and are attracted to courses such as Japanese or Mandarin Chinese. Careers in languages include Journalism, Law, Business Management, Translating, Interpreting and Teaching. Having a language is also a very marketable skill for a huge variety of other career paths.

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Government & Politics AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Course Content We don’t always like politicians and the things that governments do... but the business of politics touches every aspect of our lives. And whilst we might criticise governments for some of their policies, it has to be better than having no government at all. Society just wouldn’t function without an elected body to decide, say, what taxes will be levied, how those taxes will be spent on things like health and education or how the country will be defended. But no matter whether government makes you feel angry or reassured, it’s worth having a knowledge of how the whole process of an elected government works.

During the first year of Government and Politics you’ll study two main themes:

The second year of the course is where you will study two topics:

Governing the USA

US Politics (representative process in the USA)

‘People, Politics and Participation’ introduces issues like how is voting behaviour changing in elections? And do pressure groups strengthen or weaken democracy? ‘Governing Modern Britain’. This covers issues such as, what is parliament’s role in the UK political system? And do we have a prime ministerial government in the UK?

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Government & Politics AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

People, Politics and Participation (1½ hour paper)

Representative Processes in the USA (1½ hour paper)

50% of the total AS marks

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2

Unit 4

Governing Modern Britain (1½ hour paper)

Governing the USA (1½ hour paper)

50% of the total AS marks

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Grade B in GCSE English Language or History.

Career Opportunities Knowledge is power. And this popular A Level gives you the knowledge to understand how government works, particularly in the UK, but also in other countries. If you want to work in local or national government and make a difference to society, this course is a valuable first step. There are other career options as well. Many students who have taken the A Level in Government and Politics go on to study Politics at university. From there you might become a Researcher, join local or national government or even start on the path to become a future Prime Minister. But there are other job options too. If you fancy a career in journalism or the media, this course is very useful. Students also go on to become Teachers or work in the legal profession.

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Graphics AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

DESIGN FACULTY

Course Content The subject is taught in a purpose-built open studio – giving ample space for largescale production as well as fine small-scale work, on the industry spec MACs and PCs. Facilities for relief and screen printing, airbrushing and photography are all in-house and additional 3D needs are served by the Design Technology Department. Graphic Communication conveys information and ideas through visual means within a set of constraints. The increase in the use of information technology has led to changes in working practices and new ways of both communicating and presenting information.

Assessment •

a knowledge and understanding of design briefs, clients and audience; an understanding of formal elements, techniques and their application to selected media;

a range of approaches to working with images, signs, symbols and text, an understanding such as observation, analysis, communication and imagination;

Unit 1 Graphics (Coursework) In this unit, students will have opportunities to generate practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources. They will experiment with media and processes, and develop and refine their ideas, presenting their outcomes.

an understanding of conventions and genres, such as figurative, abstract and symbolic;

an understanding of role and function;

60% of the total AS marks

30% of the total GCE marks

an understanding of pictorial space, composition, rhythm, scale and structure;

Internally assessed

of formal elements, such as colour, tone, texture, shape and form;

an ability to present a personal response showing connections with the work of others;

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AS Level

Students will develop: •

an understanding through the application of a combination of knowledge and skills working within the constraints of a design brief;


Graphics AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

DESIGN FACULTY

Career Opportunities Unit 2

60% of the total A2 marks

Graphics (Externally Set Assignment)

30% of the total GCE marks

Internally assessed

This unit represents the culmination of the AS course. The exam paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. During the preparatory period, students are encouraged to be independent in the development of their ideas, intentions and response.

Unit 4

40% of the total AS marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Internally assessed

Graphics (Externally Set Assignment) The Externally Set Assignment represents the culmination of the A2 course. The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. During the preparatory period, students are encouraged to be independent in the development of their ideas, intentions and response.

A2 Level

40% of the total A2 marks

Unit 3

20% of the total GCE marks

Internally assessed

Graphics (Coursework) This unit incorporates two linked elements, each with separate final outcomes: Practical work and Personal study. The investigation and development for both the Practical work and Personal study will be shown through supporting studies.

Entry Requirements Grade C in GCSE D/T or Art & Design. Students will be expected to pay a studio fee.

Talented Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer or Product Designer, then you are likely to want to work in a creative industry. You can work as a Freelancer or work for a larger company that employs you for your creative talent and skill. The creative industries include: •

Animation and Illustration

Three-Dimensional, Product and Interior Design

Fashion and Textile Design

Fine Art including Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture

Journalism and Writing

Product Design

Photography

Multimedia

New Media

Graphic Design

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S Health & Social Care AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Course Content This subject covers various aspects of our physical health and well-being, along with a study of psychological aspects of health. Students have the opportunity to join the Medical Pathway Partnership, which allows them to attend talks and visit the hospital in Harrogate. This link will provide students with valuable and relevant access to health professionals both at school and elsewhere.

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

Effective Care and Communication (Coursework)

Practitioner Roles (Coursework)

A portfolio of work covering care skills and communication skills found in a care setting that the students choose.

A portfolio of work in which students study and research 2 contrasting jobs within health and social care and evaluate their own suitability for those jobs.

Unit 2 Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care Pathways OR Life as a Challenge (Exam) An examined unit covering a range of health conditions and appropriate care pathways undertaken. The two units have equal weighting.

Unit 4 Learning and Development OR Food and Fitness OR Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative Strategies (Exam) An examined unit studying a variety of diagnostic techniques and subsequent treatments. Two units at A2 have equal weighting.

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S Health & Social Care AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Assessment Students are expected to produce a large coursework portfolio and sit an exam in each of the two years. There is no choice in the coursework units but there is more flexibility in the choice of units to study for the exams. AS Level

Unit 1 (HSC01) Effective Care and Communication (Coursework) •

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Entry Requirements A2 Level

Unit 3

Whilst Health & Social Care does not require any prior study an interest in health and social issues is a real advantage.

(HSC06) Practitioner Roles (Coursework)

You must also meet the general entry requirements for Sixth Form.

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Unit 4 (HSC10) Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative Strategies (Exam) •

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Career Opportunities If you have ambitions of working in the health sector such as Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic, care for the elderly or early years childcare then this course would be a valuable addition to your qualifications and skills. It should not replace the main sciences for those students wishing to study medicine.

Unit 2 (HSC02) Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care Pathways (Exam) •

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

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History (Early) AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Course Content Elizabeth

Renaissance

Queen Elizabeth I was the last of a great dynasty of Tudor monarchs, yet her predecessors left her with a multitude of problems. The Church was in disarray, her cousin was trying to seize her crown and the Spanish were planning an invasion. How did she deal with these problems? This “Historical Explanations” unit aims to answer the big questions about Elizabeth’s reign and goes on to look at how Elizabeth, through a mixture of good luck and careful planning, became one of Britain’s best remembered, and most loved monarchs.

What is it about? Botticelli laboured to perfect his depictions of the human form, yet in 1497 he stood burning them in the streets of Florence. What drove the people of the Italian Renaissance to such extremes? How did a single banker run Florence without ever taking power? Why did the Church refuse to bury Pope Alexander VI? How does the Renaissance still affect us today? In this “Using Evidence” unit you will explore how the foundations of modern society were laid through the growth of the Italian Renaissance. A fascinating social study.

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Personal Study & American West (A2) How far is the History of the West a story of subjugation and conquest? Why is the USA still obsessed with the story of “cowboys and Indians”? At A2, you will explore how the West has been interpreted through time. You will read and analyse a wide range of historians as well as looking at cultural interpretations such as films and TV. This is an excellent preparation for university study. The Personal Study element allows you to focus on an event or person of interest and investigate their significance, both to history, and to the world today.


History (Early) AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

Historical Explanations: The Tudor Finale, the Reign of Elizabeth 1558-1603 (1½ hour paper)

Historical Controversies: The American West 1840-1900 (3 hour controlled assessment)

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2 Using Historical Evidence: The Italian Renaissance 1420-1550 (1½ hour paper) •

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

60% of the total A2 marks

30% of the total GCE marks

Unit 4 Historical Significance: Personal Study (Coursework) •

40% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Students will need to have Grade B in GCSE History. If GCSE History was not taken, then Grade B in GCSE English Literature or English Language will be a substitute.

Career Opportunities The study of History teaches information handling, communicating ideas, flexibility and tolerance – skills now regarded as essential in the workplace. Historians solve problems and evaluate solutions. History develops essential skills in management and the Public Services, and in research and development teams in Science and Engineering. History A Level is well regarded by employers because it is academically rigorous and can be relied upon to produce students who are literate and likely to be independent thinkers. Historians go on to careers as diverse as Law, Medicine, Teaching, Politics, Journalism, in fact anything which demands critical interpretation and analysis.

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History (Modern) AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Course Content Russian Revolution

British Radicalism

How did the Communists manage to overthrow the Russian government? In this “Historical Explanations” unit you will get the chance to view Russia in its most dramatic time of change. From 1900 to 1921 Russia lurched violently from an archaic feudal society to a Communist regime. You will look in detail at those tumultuous years and assess the successes and failures of each successive group to maintain order. The course covers the rule of Nicholas II through to Lenin.

What led the British government to order an attack on a peaceful crowd in Manchester in 1819? How did the British working class win the right to vote? The “Using Evidence” topic on British Radicalism 1780-1880 gives you the opportunity to study how ordinary people fought for and won the right to vote. The questions posed in this unit get to the very core of our modern political system of universal suffrage, allowing you to see the human face behind your right to go to the polls.

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Personal Study & American West (A2) How far is the History of the West a story of subjugation and conquest? Why is the USA still obsessed with the story of “cowboys and Indians”? At A2, you will explore how the West has been interpreted through time. You will read and analyse a wide range of historians as well as looking at cultural interpretations such as films and TV. This is an excellent preparation for university study. The Personal Study element allows you to focus on an event or person of interest and investigate their significance, both to history, and to the world today.


History (Modern) AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

Historical Explanations: Russia in Turmoil 1900-1921 (1½ hour paper)

Historical Controversies: The American West 1840-1900 (3 hour controlled assessment)

50% of the total AS marks

60% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

30% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2

Unit 4

Using Historical Evidence: Radicalism, Popular Politics and Control 1780-1880 (1½ hour paper)

Historical Significance: Personal Study (Coursework)

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

40% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Grade B in GCSE History. If GCSE History was not taken, then Grade B GCSE in English Literature or English Language will be a substitute.

Career Opportunities The study of History teaches information handling, communicating ideas, flexibility and tolerance – skills now regarded as essential in the workplace. Historians solve problems and evaluate solutions. History develops essential skills in management and the Public Services, and in research and development teams in Science and Engineering. History A Level is well regarded by employers because it is academically rigorous and can be relied upon to produce students who are literate and likely to be independent thinkers. Historians go on to careers as diverse as Law, Medicine, Teaching, Politics, Journalism, in fact anything which demands critical interpretation and analysis.

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Italian AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

LANGUAGES FACULTY

Course Content A Level Italian is one of our four main languages at A Level. It is a well resourced department with four members of staff. There is also an Italian assistant each year.

The Edexcel A Level course provides students with an excellent general introduction to the key aspects, and complexities, of Italian culture.

AS Level

Classes have access to the MFL computer room and all classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, internet access and DVD players for film viewing. The iPad is used extensively in MFL teaching.

Youth culture and concerns

Lifestyle: Health and fitness

An exchange with a partner school in Piacenza began in 2008 and it is intended that this will also happen every two years. The next exchange to Italy is taking place during 2014-2015.

The world around us: Travel, tourism, environmental issues, Italian speaking world

Education and employment

We also run a joint trip with the Food Technology department to Venice every two years.

A2 Level

We also run an Italian Film season in the Summer term.

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As above plus: •

Customs, traditions and beliefs

National and international events

Literature and the arts


Italian AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

LANGUAGES FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

Listening, Reading, Writing (2 hour written paper)

Listening, Reading, Writing (2 hour written paper)

70% of the total AS marks

70% of the total A2 marks

35% of the total GCE marks

35% of the total GCE marks

Grade A in GCSE Italian.

Career Opportunities

Unit 2

Unit 4

Speaking (35 minutes, inc. 20 minutes preparation)

Speaking (35 minutes, inc. 20 minutes preparation)

30% of the total AS marks

30% of the total A2 marks

15% of the total GCE marks

15% of the total GCE marks

Many of our A2 students carry on with their languages at university, either as a single honours or as a joint honours degree, combined with a vocational subject such as Business or Law. Some choose to start a new language and are attracted to courses such as Japanese or Mandarin Chinese. Careers in languages include Journalism, Law, Business Management, Translating, Interpreting and Teaching. Having a language is also a very marketable skill for a huge variety of other career paths.

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Mathematics AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

MATHEMATICS FACULTY

Why Study Maths? Employability The CBI predicts that by 2014 the UK will need an extra 730,000 people with maths, science, technology and engineering qualifications. Money talks These people with A Level Maths earn on average 10% more than those without. Maths opens doors It is a requirement for many jobs and courses.

is a branch of maths that can help identify cancerous growth and help with the presentation and cure. Sequences Counting the cost. You take out a loan or a mortgage or you are comparing credit cards – how much will it really cost you? Differentiation Go with the flow! Racing cars need to be able to cut through the air at high speeds and buildings need to remain standing in very high winds.

Maths develops student skills Analytical, communication, investigative, problem solving and team work.

Logarithms Disaster prevention. Understanding earthquakes and how you calculate their magnitude.

Course Content

Mechanics

Pure Maths

Acceleration How do we predict the motion of objects on earth and in the solar system?

Algebra Solving almost any problem in life which involves money, time, distance and the amount or size of something. Geometry Fighting back against cancer – geometry

Statistics Binomial Theorem How do you compare election results and is any difference significant or not? Distributions How can we predict the movements in the stock market or the size of animals? Probability and Logic Venn diagrams provide a ‘diagrammatic representation of proportions and reasonings’.

Decision Maths Route Inspection How do you find the minimum route for visiting a series of locations (travelling salesman problem)?

Why do we reach a maximum speed when jumping from an aircraft?

Critical Path Analysis Selecting the critical path from a series of events that make up a project.

Energy How is energy transferred and how does it get lost or created?

Linear Programming How to find the most favourable solution to a problem given a series of constraints.

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What keeps you in the seat at many of the attractions at Lightwater Valley?


Mathematics AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

MATHEMATICS FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Grade A in GCSE Maths.

Unit 1

Unit 1

Core Pure Maths 1

Core Pure Maths 3

A commitment to hard work, an interest in working logically and problem solving.

33.3% of the total AS marks

33.3% of the total A2 marks

Career Opportunities

16.7% of the total GCE marks

16.7% of the total GCE marks

The study of maths can lead to a variety of exciting professional careers: Research, Law, Commerce, Teaching, Medicine, Engineering, Finance, Business and Government Service to list a few.

Unit 2

Unit 2

Core Pure Maths 2

Core Pure Maths 4

33.3% of the total AS marks

33.3% of the total A2 marks

16.7% of the total GCE marks

16.7% of the total GCE marks

Unit 3

Unit 3

Mechanics 1 OR Decision Maths 1

Mechanics 1 OR Mechanics 2 OR Statistics 1 OR Decision Maths 1

33.3% of the total AS marks

16.7% of the total GCE marks

33.3% of the total A2 marks

16.7% of the total GCE marks

All 6 units are examinations, no coursework.

Mathematics reveals hidden patterns that help us understand the world around us. Like language, religion and music, mathematics is a universal part of human culture and as such plays a special role in education. Have you seen the Maths in: Navigation - from Sat Nav to Air Traffic Control; Aerospace - from engineering to design of spacecraft and aerodynamics; Sport - from accurate measurements to performance analysis and Architecture - from designing high-tech buildings to green technology.

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Mathematics (Further) AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

MATHEMATICS FACULTY

Course Content Particularly strong candidates can consider Further Mathematics as an addition to Mathematics A Level.

Pure Maths Differential equations, polar, intrinsic and Cartesian graphing, further calculus. Integration You are a particle Physicist. How much force do you need to separate two electrons? Numerical Methods Computer games use a huge number of mathematical equations to describe the objects in the game and how they interact. These have to be solved but only to a given degree of accuracy. Imaginary/Complex Numbers How do you describe things that rotate or oscillate (Euler 1748)? What is the Mandelbrot set?

Mechanics

Assessment Gravitation What is the speed a rocket should be given to escape the earth’s gravitational pull?

Three additional units/exams in Pure Maths.

Relative Velocity How do you set a course to intercept a plane or ship?

For the Applied units students can choose to specialise in Advanced Mechanics, or alternatively a less rigorous course of study of Statistics and Mechanics

Harmonic Motion How do we predict high and low tides? Stability Stable or unstable is the question.

Statistics Modelling, distributions and hypothesis testing. Decision Theory How do you choose between the production figures of two workers? Distributions How do we predict the number of people arriving at a supermarket?

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Three additional units/exams in Applied Maths.


Mathematics (Further) AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

MATHEMATICS FACULTY

Career Opportunities AS Level

A2 Level

3 Units

3 Units

(Further Pure Maths 1) Compulsory

(Further Pure Maths 2) Compulsory

Plus any 2 other units from: •

Mechanics 1, 2 & 3

Statistics 1 & 2

Decision Maths 1

Each unit is worth: •

33.3% of the total AS marks

16.6% of the total GCE Marks

(Further Pure Maths 3) Compulsory Plus any 1 other unit: •

Mechanics 2, 3, 4 & 5

Statistics 1 & 2

Decision Maths 1

Each unit is worth: •

33.3% of the total AS marks

16.6% of the total GCE Marks

All 6 units are examinations, no coursework.

Entry Requirements Good Grade A in GCSE Maths at Higher Level. An interest in working logically and problem solving.

Further Mathematics is particularly useful for students moving on to degree courses with a large mathematical content. However, some students are simply interested in the course in its own right.

Have you considered: Mathematics in security Keeping one step ahead of the hackers, giving airport x-rays a new direction. Mathematics in telecommunication and the internet Traffic jams on the information superhighway, untangling telecoms networks. Mathematics in the environment Better weather forecasting, better conservation management. Mathematics of finance and economics Buy! Sell! Maths on the stock market, How to take a better risk? Mathematics in the industry A matter of survival, keeping the customer happy.

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Media Studies AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

ENGLISH FACULTY

Course Content The aim of the course is to enhance students’ enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives, to develop a critical understanding of the media and to explore production processes, technologies and contexts.

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

A2 Level comprises two mandatory units at AS and two further units at A2.

(G321) Foundation Portfolio is a coursework unit where students produce two media artefacts from a given choice of briefs. The Planning, Product and Evaluation are all assessed.

Unit 2 (G322) Key Media Concepts (TV Drama) is externally examined. Students answer one question based on Moving Image Analysis and a second based on the study of a specific media industry.

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Unit 3 (G324) Advanced Portfolio in Media develops skills from AS. Candidates produce a series of linked media artefacts and present their research, planning and evaluation; all parts are assessed.

Unit 4 (G325) Critical Perspectives in Media is externally examined. The paper covers two areas of Theoretical Evaluation of Production alongside a study of Contemporary Media Issues (Collective Identity).


Media Studies AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

ENGLISH FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Grade B in GCSE Engligh.

Unit 1

A2 Level comprises two mandatory units at AS and two further units at A2.

No prior knowledge of the subject is required.

Unit 3

The course also demands a strong competency in the use of ICT.

(G321) Foundation Portfolio (Coursework) •

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2 (G322) Key Media Concepts (Examination) •

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

(G324) Advanced Portfolio (Coursework) •

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Unit 4 (G325) Critical Perspectives in Media (Examination) •

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Students are required to have a broad general interest in a variety of Media texts and institutions and be prepared to play an active part in discussing and analysing their construction.

Career Opportunities Because of its concern with words, ideas and communication, this course will lead to university courses in English, foreign Language and Literature, Drama, Media Studies, Law, Management and all artsbased subjects. It provides a good general qualification for many different kinds of career, in particular Journalism, Radio and Television, Law, Management, Teaching, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing, Retailing, the Civil and Public Services.

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(Creative) Media Production Level 3 Diploma & Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE & ICT FACULTY

Course Content

Entry Requirements

Building on skills and understanding developed in both English and ICT this course works on preparing you for the production of modern media - print, web and video. You will participate practically in research, presentation and creative tasks in order to provide the evidence required to pass the course.

Digital graphics for interactive media

Grade C in GCSE English.

Web animation for interactive media

Digital video production for interactive media

Students need to have a general interest in the production of media in a variety of formats and be prepared to play an active role in discussing and analysing their creative work.

Assessment

Subsidiary Diploma plus:

You need to complete coursework for a number of units across a variety of different projects. There are no exams in either of the options available for Creative Media Production.

Diploma

Units •

Creative media production management project

Working to a brief in the creative media industries

Understanding the creative media sector

Film and editing techniques

Single camera techniques

Page layout and design

Subsidiary Diploma

Units •

Pre-production techniques for the creative media industries

Communication skills for creative media production

Research techniques for the creative media industry

Web authoring

All units must be passed to achieve the BTEC qualification. The final grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction is determined by the points achieved for the combination of unit levels.

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Career Opportunities BTECs are an established and highly successful alternative to traditional GCEs suitable for a wide range of learners. As a work-related vocational qualification they have been designed to accommodate the needs of employers as well as allowing progression to higher education. The course will naturally lead to career choices of further study in Media Studies, ICT, Web Design, Advertising, Marketing or Retail.


Music AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY

Course Content Through the exploration of two areas of study, candidates will develop and understand how sounds are organised. There will be one set musical work for each of the AS and A2 years. There is a choice of topics including, amongst others, Musical Theatre, British Popular Music from 1960 and Four Decades of Jazz and Blues. Students in each year of the course will have a choice of free composition, compositional techniques or arranging to a brief provided by the exam board. For AS students, the arranging brief is based on a folk song and for A2 is in a rock, pop or jazz style. AS candidates will offer two performances chosen from solo, ensemble or ones that are technology-based. For A2, candidates are required to present a 10-15 minute programme using acoustic instruments and/or music technology.

Assessment AS Level

Unit 1 ‘Influences on Music’ (1 hour 45 mins exam)

• •

30% of the total AS marks 15% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2

Unit 6

‘Creating Musical Ideas’ (Composition) • 30% of the total AS marks • 15% of the total GCE marks

‘A Musical Performance’ • 30% of the total A2 marks • 15% of the total GCE marks Music technology can be used to produce both composition coursework and performances.

Unit 3 ‘Interpreting Musical Ideas’ (Performance) • 40% of the total AS marks • 20% of the total GCE marks A2 Level

Unit 4 ‘Music in Context’ (2 hours 15 mins exam) • 40% of the total A2 marks • 20% of the total GCE marks

Unit 5 ‘Developing Musical Ideas’ (Composition) • 30% of the total A2 marks • 15% of the total GCE marks

Entry Requirements Grade B in GCSE Music. The ability to perform on an instrument or voice at a minimum grade 5 standard. Grade 5 Theory could be substituted for GCSE Music in some circumstances.

Career Opportunities The skills developed in the study of Music at this level are highly regarded in tertiary education whether applying for Music or many other courses. Music courses can be followed at specialist Music colleges and universities. Other career paths include: Music Administration, Media, Journalism, Law, Teaching and Performing.

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Music Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY

Course Content BTEC Music is a specialist qualification that focuses on the practical and employment aspects of the music world within a vocational context. Students explore a variety of practical based performance techniques including improvisation, listening skills, performance styles, music technology and production. By the end of each unit they will understand how to apply these ideas creatively and take part in performances within the school and outside. There is a flexibility built into the BTEC which allows students the opportunity to focus on the areas of music they are most interested in. There are a number of core units that every student will work on including Planning a Music Project and Music Performance Techniques.

Assessment Using a variety of written, video, oral and recorded methods, students are assessed internally, with one annual external moderation.

Unit 12 Improvising • 10 credits

Unit 22 Music Performance Session Styles • 10 credits

Unit 23

Entry Requirements

Music Performance Techniques • 10 credits

Previous experience and skill on a musical instrument. GCSE Music is desirable.

Unit 24 Music Project • 10 credits

A passion and total commitment to music and a desire to enter the Music Industry. An ability to work independently and to a deadline.

Unit 30

Career Opportunities

Pop Music in Practice • 10 credits

Students could audition for Music Colleges and certain courses at university. There are many career options within the Music Industry including Performing, Production, Journalism, Arts Administration, Recording and Editing, Composition and many more.

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The total credit value to gain the BTEC qualification Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Performance is 60 credits. All units must be passed to achieve the BTEC qualification, the level of which will be determined by the number of Pass, Merit and Distinction awards achieved in each of the individual units.


Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma & Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY

Course Content This course combines a great deal of practical work with closely related written assignments. These include research, where you gather and present information in your own words, and reflecting in writing upon the development of performances. You will gain experience of performing to others in a wide range of genres.

Unit 1

Unit 13

Performance Workshop • 10 credits

Contemporary Theatre Performance • 10 credits

Unit 3

Unit 18

Performance Arts Business • 10 credits

Auditioning for Actors • 10 credits

Unit 5

Unit 19

The first year focuses on the development of skills through a range of units which enable you to grasp the principles of acting, learn how to use your voice and body within a performance, devise theatre and perform from scripts. As part of crafting performances you will also partake in the development of design ideas for costume, set, props and lighting.

Rehearsing for a Performance • 10 credits

Principles of Acting • 10 credits

Unit 7

Unit 28

Performing to an Audience • 10 credits

Storytelling for Performance • 10 credits

Unit 9

Unit 32

Devising Plays • 10 credits

Developing Physical Theatre • 10 credits

Unit 12

Unit 33

Classical Theatre Performances • 10 credits

Applying Physical Theatre • 10 credits For the Subsidiary Diploma you will study 6 of the above units and for the Diploma you will study all of them.

The second year of the course, in particular, is largely performance based and students apply and develop their skills in three major assignments– contemporary theatre, classical theatre and physical theatre, culminating in a final major performance.

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Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma & Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

Career Opportunities

The course is assessed entirely by coursework, therefore students need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines.

GCSE Drama or Level Two BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts is desirable.

Most of our Performing Arts students successfully audition for Drama or Theatre Studies courses at university; some are lucky enough to study acting, choreography or dance at drama school.

The total credit value to gain the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts is 60 credits. All units must be passed to achieve the BTEC qualification, the level of which will be determined by the number of Pass, Merit and Distinction awards achieved in each of the individual units.

A total commitment to the subject area. A desire to enter the Performing Arts industry and a sense of humour.

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There are many career options within the Performing Arts including Journalism, Theatre Management, Arts Administration, Theatre Design, Teaching, Acting, Directing, Events Co-ordination, Stage Management and many more.


Photography AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

DESIGN FACULTY

Course Content Photography is a lens and light-based media the includes works in film, video, digital imaging and light-sensitive materials. Sometimes, techniques and processes are used to convey messages and create works related to other disciplines, such as web-based animations, photographic images in printed journals, light projections within theatrical or architectural spaces. Work in photography should form a means of personal enquiry and expression involving the selection and manipulation of images. Students must employ creative approaches which go beyond mere observation and recording. In the context of this specification, disciplines will include film-based photography, digital photography and film and video. Students will be required to work in one or more of these disciplines.

Assessment Students will learn how to:

AS Level

Unit 1

Record experiences and observations, mainly in visual form; undertake research and gather, select and organise visual and other appropriate information;

Explore relevant resources; analyse, discuss and evaluate images, objects and artefacts; make and record independent judgements;

Use knowledge and understanding of the work of others to develop and extend thinking and inform their own work;

Generate and explore potential lines of enquiry using appropriate media and techniques;

Apply knowledge and understanding in making images and artefacts; review and modify work and plan and develop ideas in the light of their own and others’ evaluations;

Organise, select and communicate ideas, solutions and responses; present these in a range of visual forms.

Photography (Coursework) In this unit, students will have opportunities to generate practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources. They will experiment with media and processes, and develop and refine their ideas, presenting their outcomes. •

60% of the total AS marks

30% of the total GCE marks

Internally assessed

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Photography AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

DESIGN FACULTY

Unit 2

60% of the total A2 marks

Photography (Externally Set Assignment)

30% of the total GCE marks

Internally assessed

This unit represents the culmination of the AS course. The exam paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. During the preparatory period, students are encouraged to be independent in the development of their ideas, intentions and response.

Unit 4

40% of the total AS marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Internally assessed

Photography (Externally Set Assignment) The Externally Set Assignment represents the culmination of the A2 course. The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. During the preparatory period, students are encouraged to be independent in the development of their ideas, intentions and response.

A2 Level

40% of the total A2 marks

Unit 3

20% of the total GCE marks

Internally assessed

Photography (Coursework) This unit incorporates two linked elements, each with separate final outcomes: Practical work and Personal study. The investigation and development for both the Practical work and Personal study will be shown through supporting studies.

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Where students do not meet the course requirements, but have proven expertise, interest and examples of their work, they may be accepted onto the course.

Career Opportunities Many universities offer combined or modular degrees where Photography is one of the components. These often only ask for A Levels but most will want to see a portfolio of A Level standard work. As well as all kinds of Art degree courses in areas like Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion, Textiles. There are many others which are less well known such as Arts and Events Administration, Art in a Community Context, Biovisual Studies, Communication Design, Computer Graphics, Conservation and Restoration, Costume Design and Wardrobe, Design Futures, Eco Design, Fashion Promotion, Film and Video, Footwear Design, Illustration and Media Design, Telemedia and Typography.


Physical Education AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

PE & SPORT FACULTY

Course Content Students will study 3 theoretical aspects in sports sociology, sports psychology and anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Theory will link into practical performances throughout the course. AS Level

Unit 1 (PHED 1) Opportunities for and the Effects of Leading a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

Assessment A2 Level

Unit 3 (PHED 3) Optimising Performance and Evaluating Contemporary Issues within Sport •

Exercise physiology

Psychological aspects

Contemporary influences

Applied exercise physiology

Unit 4

Skill acquisition

(PHED 4)

Opportunities for participation

Optimising Practical Performance in a Competitive Situation

Unit 2 (PHED 2)

Units 1 & 3 are assessed through external examination. Units 2 & 4 are assessed internally with external moderation. This course is team taught by teachers in the department, each specialising in different areas of the specification. Students are encouraged to be proactive and independent in their learning and to use both the resources and technology available to them to carry out homework during private study. For practical coursework, it is essential students have the ability to submit using DVD evidence.

Practical coursework in 1 role

Analysis and Evaluation of Physical Activity as a Performer and/or in Adopted Role/s •

Practical coursework in 2 roles

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Physical Education AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

PE & SPORT FACULTY

AS Level

Unit 1 (PHED 1)

Entry Requirements

Career Opportunities

Studied PE GCSE with Grade C in the theory paper and Grade B in the Unit 4 practical coursework.

Physical Education combines with a range of AS and A Level subjects. Taken with sciences like Biology, it supports applications for a wide range of university courses such as Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Recreation & Leisure Studies. It also supports those considering a career in the Police or Armed Forces and Teaching, Nursing and Management.

60% of the total AS marks

Grade C in GCSE Biology or Core/ Additional Science.

30% of the total GCE marks

Grade C in GCSE English.

Unit 2 (PHED 2) •

40% of the total AS marks

20% of the total GCE marks

A2 Level

Unit 3 (PHED 3) •

60% of the total A2 marks

30% of the total GCE marks

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S Physics AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Course Content Physics is the study of how our universe works, its rules and mechanics, and the scientific techniques which lie behind great discoveries. AS Level

Unit 1 Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity Students will investigate the search for the building blocks of our universe, be introduced to experiments which can only be described using quantum physics, and develop their understanding of electrical circuits.

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 5

Investigative and Practical Skills

Nuclear Physics, Thermal Physics and an Optional Topic

This assessed task will test students’ ability to apply their skills to unfamiliar practical situation related to Units 1 and 2, and carry out an analysis of their results. A2 Level

Unit 4 Fields and Further Mechanics The nature of gravitational, electric and magnetic fields is investigated and compared, as well as studying in greater depth the key mechanical concepts of ideas such as momentum and simple harmonic motion.

Mechanics, Materials and Waves Application of Newtons Laws of Motion in a variety of contexts is required in this unit, as well as investigating how materials store energy as their shape is changed, and how energy propagates as waves.

The forces holding atoms together is considered, as well as the study of the possible decay processes of unstable nuclei. Students also discover the basics of thermodynamics. Students may be offered the opportunity to undertake more independent study on one of the 4 optional topics: Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Turning Points in Physics or Applied Physics.

Unit 6 Investigative and Practical Skills This assessed task will test students’ ability to apply their skills to unfamiliar practical situation related to Units 4 and 5, and carry out an analysis of their results.

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S Physics AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Grade B in GCSE Physics.

Unit 1

Unit 4

Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity (Exam)

Fields and Further Mechanics (Exam)

or Grade B in GCSE Core Science and Grade B in GCSE Additional Science.

40% of the total AS marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2

40% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Unit 5

Mechanics, Materials and Waves (Exam)

Nuclear Physics, Thermal Physics and an Optional Topic (Exam)

40% of the total AS marks

40% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total GCE marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Unit 3

Unit 6

Investigative and Practical Skills (Practical Assessment EMPA)

Investigative and Practical Skills (Practical Assessment EMPA)

20% of the total AS marks

20% of the total A2 marks

10% of the total GCE marks

10% of the total GCE marks

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and Grade B in GCSE Mathematics is also required. Students following AS Level Mathematics tend to find the course easier to follow, but is not a requirement.

Career Opportunities Studying Physics gives important transferable skills. A level you will learn to think logically and solve problems, work in teams and communicate effectively. Learning about the big ideas and latest discoveries in Physics can stimulate a lifetime’s interest and lead to work in a range of fields from IT and Engineering to Medicine and Finance.


3D Product Design AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

DESIGN FACULTY

Course Content The AS/A2 Product Design course has been designed to encourage students to take a broad view of technology and design. They develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relationships between design, materials, manufacturing and marketing through in depth Product Analysis. There is a particular emphasis on the life cycle of products, manufacture and disposal (sustainability). The subject is taught in up-to-date multimaterial workshops and design studios which offer excellent CADCAM facilities.

Entry Requirements Unit 2 Coursework (Project) •

50% of the total AS marks

Career Opportunities

25% of the total GCE marks

Product Design is an excellent lead into a range of degree courses: Industrial or Product Design, Furniture Design, Architecture, Production Engineering, Automotive/Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering. For students who wish to follow an Art and Design route, Product Design complements courses in Graphic Design and Interior Design often preceded by an Art Foundation course.

A2 Level

Unit 3 Materials Design and Industrial Practice (Exam) •

50% of the total A2 marks

Assessment

25% of the total GCE marks

AS Level

Unit 4

Unit 1

Coursework (Project)

Materials and Components (Exam) •

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Grade B in GCSE Design and Technology (Product Design, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products).

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

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S Psychology AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Course Content Psychology covers many topics that help us to understand human emotion and behaviour. These topics include memory, child development, conformity, obedience and depression. Lessons involve doing practical work where we try out psychological research – everyone gets involved. Lectures and discussions are also used in class. We follow the AQA (specification A) syllabus.

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

Cognitive Psychology

Topics

Models of memory; reliability of eyewitness testimony; how to improve memory.

Development Psychology •

Importance of attachments for children.

Psychological research techniques, using basic statistics.

Unit 2

Psychopathology •

Understanding and managing stress.

Social Psychology •

Theories of conformity, obedience, understanding defiance.

Individual Differences •

Understanding and treating depression.

Psychology in Action •

Addictive behaviours.

Research Methods

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Unit 4

Research Methods •

Biological rhythms and sleep, perception and aggression.

Designing psychological research studies; using more advanced statistics.

Assessment Assessment at both AS and A2 is via written examinations including short answer questions and essay questions.


S Psychology AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

SCIENCE FACULTY

Entry Requirements AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

50% of the total AS marks

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2

Unit 4

50% of the total AS marks

50% of the total A2 marks

25% of the total GCE marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Grade B in one GCSE Science from the triple award. or Grade B in GCSE Additional Science. or Grade B in GCSE Maths. and Grade B in GCSE English is also required.

Career Opportunities There are many career opportunities including working with people with emotional problems; working in prisons and schools; working in business and working with sports people. Psychology can also lead to careers such as Marketing, Management and Advertising.

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Religious Studies AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Course Content

Unit 2

An AS or A Level course in Religious Studies enables you to reflect upon and deepen your understanding of two of the most important and dynamic areas of human culture and thought.

Investigations

AS Level

Unit 1 Foundations Philosophy is the study of ideas and literally means ‘the love of wisdom’. The philosophy of religion unit allows students to examine, explore and analyse such contemporary issues as the problem of evil and suffering, arguments for the existence of God and the possibility of miracles. Ethics, or moral philosophy, involves students in the exploration of the nature of goodness. Through modern ethical theories students will have the opportunity to investigate such contemporary issues as the morality of war, sexual ethics, issues of equality and freedom in both a religious and secular context.

This compulsory component allows students to develop key skills and apply their learning to a specific area of study and to research an academic essay. This essay must then be reproduced under exam conditions but is based upon the students’ own studies.

A2 Level

Students will continue to investigate the relationship between religion and morality, ethical theories and their application to such issues as freedom, authority and the law. The course also includes an enquiry into whether ethical behaviour is simply based on the inclinations of humanity or whether there are absolute laws which govern behaviour.

Unit 3

Unit 4

Developments

Implications

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This paper gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills of knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the whole course through the assessed presentation of an extended essay detailing the philosophical and ethical debates surrounding a small series of set texts linked to study in other areas of the course. These texts are studied prior to the exam.

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and evaluation. This will be achieved through investigation of the mystery of life after death, the use of language in the expression of conceptual ideas and the possibility and implication of the existence, or non-existence, of God.


Religious Studies AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

Foundations (Exam)

Developments (Exam)

50% of AS mark

50% of A2 mark

25% of A-Level mark

25% of A-Level mark

Grade B in GCSE English.

Career Opportunities

Unit 2

Unit 4

Investigations (Exam)

Implications (Exam)

50% of AS mark

50% of A2 mark

25% of A-Level mark

25% of A-Level mark

This subject is accepted for entrance to Universities and other areas of Higher Education for any degree course. Philosophy and Ethics form part of the study for Medical, Law, Social Sciences and the specific but wide ranging areas of Theological Studies. Such a qualification can lead to career opportunities in the Judiciary, the Health Service, Journalism, the Civil Service, Local Government, Teaching, Social Work, Community Care or any other profession which requires a person to have a logically trained mind, communication skills, flexibility of approach and an understanding of the human condition.

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Sociology AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Course Content

Entry Requirements

Sociology is the study of the social and cultural world. Sociologists study patterns of human behaviour and belief, focussing on the ways in which people act, interact and form relationships. These relationships structure our lives and represent our society and culture.

A2 Level

Grade B in GCSE English.

Unit 3

Crucial to your overall success and enjoyment of the course is the ability to apply and transform abstract theories into coherent and informed lines of argument, particularly when writing essays.

Assessment

Unit 4

Career Opportunities

AQA assessment consists of 4 written examinations (2 in each year) to attain the full A Level qualification.

Crime and Deviance; Theory and Methods •

60% of the total A2 marks

AS Level

30% of the total GCE marks

Sociology combines the development of skills in reasoning and critical assessment, with knowledge about human society and culture. Typical careers include: Academic Research and Teaching, Journalism, Advertising and Consumer Research, Media, Law, Social Work, Probation Service, Nursing, the Police, Criminology, Civil Service, Foreign Office and NGOs, and Tourism Development.

Beliefs in Society •

40% of the total A2 marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Unit 1 Families and Households •

40% of the total AS marks

20% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2 Education; Research Methods •

60% of the total AS marks

30% of the total GCE marks

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Spanish AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

LANGUAGES FACULTY

Course Content Teachers use a wide range of teaching resources, including books, websites, newspapers and other authentic materials on this course. Students will also have the opportunity to subscribe to foreign language magazines. There is a KS5 exchange to Spain and also the opportunity to do work experience abroad. The next exchange will be in 2015-16.

AS Level

A2 Level

Media: Television, Advertising, ICT

Popular Culture: Cinema, Music, Fashion

Environment: Pollution, Energy, Protecting the Planet

Healthy Living: Sport/Exercise, Health, Holidays

The Multicultural Society: Immigration, Integration, Racism

Contemporary Social Issues: Wealth & Poverty, Law & Order, Scientific & Technological Progress

Cultural Topic: A specific Region, Period of History, Author/Dramatist/ Poet, Defector, Architect/Musician/ Painter

• •

Family/Relationships: Family, Friendships, Marriage/Partnerships

All AS/A2 students are given a ‘Rosetta Stone’ account as part of their basic MFL provision. The Harrogate Film Society use The Forum as their venue and sixth form linguists are able to benefit from free tickets.

Teaching Groups generally have two teachers. We employ a Spanish language assistant who works both with teachers in class and also with small groups for intensive oral practice.

Classes have access to the MFL computer room and all classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, internet access and DVD players for film viewing. The iPad is used extensively in MFL teaching.

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Spanish AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: AQA

LANGUAGES FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

The assessment consists of two exams:

Grade A in GCSE Spanish.

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 3

Listening, Reading, Writing (2 hour written paper)

Listening, Reading, Writing (2 hour written paper)

70% of the total AS marks

70% of the total A2 marks

35% of the total GCE marks

35% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2

Unit 4

Speaking (35 minutes, inc. 20 minutes preparation)

Speaking (35 minutes, inc. 20 minutes preparation)

30% of the total AS marks

30% of the total A2 marks

15% of the total GCE marks

15% of the total GCE marks

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Career Opportunities Many of our A2 students carry on with their languages at university, either as a single honours or as a joint honours degree, combined with a vocational subject such as Business or Law. Some choose to start a new language and are attracted to courses such as Japanese or Mandarin Chinese. Careers in languages include Journalism, Law, Business Management, Translating, Interpreting and Teaching. Having a language is also a very marketable skill for a huge variety of other career paths.


Travel & Tourism AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE & ICT FACULTY

Course Content This course is run by the Business Department and reflects the fact that travel and tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. The course aims to develop and sustain an interest in travel and tourism and the issues affecting the development of the industry. Students will gain an understanding of the scale of the travel and tourism industry, appreciate its importance to destination areas and recognise the role of customers in shaping its development.

AS Level

A2 Level

Unit 1

Unit 4

Introducing Travel and Tourism (Examination)

Tourism Development (Examination)

Students learn about the nature of travel and tourism, the scale and development of the industry and how it is structured.

Students will look at the different organisations involved in tourism development. They study the objectives of tourism development and look at the impact of the industry on countries and communities.

Unit 2 Customer Service in Travel and Tourism (Coursework) Students produce a review of customer service for one travel and tourism organisation. They are also required to demonstrate their own ability to provide effective customer service.

Unit 3

Unit 5 The Guided Tour Students have to produce a guided tour for an activity of their choice.

Unit 6 Event Management (Coursework)

Travel Destinations (Coursework) Students produce an investigation into two contrasting travel destinations. They look at the key features of the different destinations and why they appeal to different types of tourist.

As part of a team students plan, organise and evaluate a travel and tourism event of their choice.

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Travel & Tourism AS & A2 Level

EXAM BOARD: OCR

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE & ICT FACULTY

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

A2 Level

Grade C in GCSE English Language.

Two units of coursework and one examination.

A further two units of coursework and one examination.

Unit 1

Unit 4

No previous knowledge of travel and tourism is required. However, students will require an enthusiasm for the subject and commitment to their work.

33.3% of the total AS marks

33.3% of the total A2 marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

Unit 2

Unit 5

33.3% of the total AS marks

33.3% of the total A2 marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

Unit 3

Unit 6

33.3% of the total AS marks

33.3% of the total A2 marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

16.6% of the total GCE marks

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They will have to work independently and meet regular deadlines.

Career Opportunities The Travel and Tourism qualification aims to encourage students to develop broad skills, knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism industry and prepares students for further study or training in travel and tourism related occupations.


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Business Management Linguistics and the English Language Psychology Chemical Engineering Business Administration (Sandwich) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and German) Criminology Modern Languages with Business Management Ancient History Music Clinical Sciences/Medicine Foundation Economics and Econometrics Football Business and Finance Computer Science Linguistics Human, Social and Political Sciences Graphic Communication Graphic Communication Mathematics Drama Performance and Musical Theatre Performance Outdoor Leadership Mathematics (European Studies) (4 years) Natural Sciences Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity Anthropology and Archaeology Psychology (Extended) Criminology with Law Midwifery Spanish and History of Art Italian/Business & Management English with Creative Writing Chemistry Nursing (Mental Health Registration) English Literature with Creative Writing Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Pharmacy American Studies (4 years) Law Physics Applied Environmental Science with Science Foundation Year Astrophysics and Geology Geoscience

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Biology and Medicinal Chemistry Drama & Theatre and French Geology International Tourism Management Theoretical Physics with Mathematics European Management (German) Psychology Law Visual Communication Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Sports Coaching Business and Human Resource Management Sport and Exercise Science Sports Coaching Accounting and Finance Entertainment Management International Business Business and Management Physical Education Early Childhood Studies Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology) Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology) German and Japanese English Literature Law New Media International Business and Economics Graphic Design English Creative & Performing Arts History Psychology Geology Government and History Theatre Dance Aeronautical Engineering Sport Management Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Medieval and Early Modern History

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Fashion Buying and Merchandising Adult Nursing Sport and Exercise Science (Foundation) Computer Games Technology (Foundation) Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Foundation) Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Foundation) Ecology and Conservation with Study in Europe, North America English Literature with Creative Writing Geography History and American Studies Medical Biochemistry with Industrial/Professional Experience Cricket Coaching Business Management Sociology Economics Accounting and Finance Modern Languages Electrical and Electronic Engineering Business Management Psychology Mechanical Engineering Advertising/Events Management Performance Psychology Business Management Applied Chemistry Geography (Physical) Real Estate Business Management and Marketing Psychology Sociology Nursing Studies, Registered Nurse (Child) Forensic Science (Physical) Early Primary Education Planning and Real Estate Development Built Environment (Extended Degree) Applied Sciences Extended Psychology Mathematics Accounting French and German Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence

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Medical Physiology and Therapeutics with Foundation Year Politics Neuroscience Pharmacy (4 years) Physics (4 years) Drama English Real Estate Theatre Arts Education and Deaf Studies Creative Writing and Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies Theatre Management Technical Theatre and Stage Management Contemporary Military and International History Music: Popular Music and Recording Human Geography Criminology and Sociology Graphic Design Sociology Languages with International Business Studies (Spanish) Journalism Working with Children, Young People and Families English and French Business Management and Economics Social Work Computing Science Mechanical Engineering (Extended) Sociology English Law (accelerated) International Business Chemistry Computer Games Development Psychology Music Media Fine Arts Computer Science English Language and Linguistics Management French and German Language (with a year abroad) Psychology Physics

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Year 13 Examination Results Subject

Entries A* A B C D E U %A*, A or B

Art & Design Art & Design Graphics Art & Design Photography Biology Business (Voc) Chemistry Computer Studies/Computing D&T Product Design Drama Economics English Language English Literature French General Studies Geography German Health & Social Care History Italian Logic/Philosophy Mathematics Mathematics Further Music Physics Politics Psychology Science: Geology Sociology Spanish Sport/PE Studies Travel & Tourism

11 21 20 61 29 40 5 7 1 31 39 29 14 1 49 9 24 38 7 7 54 11 6 33 14 45 15 32 3 16 5

Subject

Entries D* D M P

BTEC Music (Performing) BTEC Performing Arts (acting) BTEC Creative Media

11 11 0 0 0 0 12 8 4 0 0 0 10 2 2 4 2 0

Subject

Entries D M P

U

OCR National ICT Certificate OCR National ICT Diploma

10 1

0 0

3 4 2 1 0 1 0 82 0 1 13 4 3 0 0 67 1 10 4 4 1 0 0 75 0 9 14 21 10 7 0 38 0 2 12 8 5 2 0 48 2 6 17 6 7 0 2 63 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 20 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 15 5 4 1 0 68 0 5 12 16 5 1 0 44 3 4 10 9 2 1 0 59 0 4 5 4 1 0 0 64 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 100 0 4 13 15 15 2 0 35 1 0 6 1 1 0 0 78 0 0 3 9 9 2 1 13 2 2 16 10 7 1 0 53 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 14 7 10 19 9 6 3 0 67 6 1 2 1 1 0 0 82 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 67 1 4 6 6 14 1 1 33 1 3 3 3 3 1 0 50 1 11 13 12 7 0 0 56 0 1 2 5 5 1 1 20 0 7 6 11 7 1 0 41 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 67 0 0 3 6 3 3 1 19 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 40

2 D

1 0

7 0

U

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