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WELCOME FROM THE HEADTEACHER Welcome to our 2012-13 Sixth Form Prospectus. This booklet aims to give you an outline of what life is like as a student here at Carnforth High School and how we plan to help you prepare for your future. We are extremely proud of the progress we have made since the launch of our Sixth Form. The sixth formers appreciate their own Study Centre alongside their Common Room and value the small class sizes we are able to offer. The excellent learning climate and positive culture within school are the key ingredients of how Carnforth High has been so successful in recent years. This ethos, coupled with the outstanding care, guidance and support we provide, has raised the aspirations of students and further supported their personal development. Carnforth High School offers a wide variety of academic and vocational qualifications at BTEC Level 3, A level and Level 2. In addition, with access to other centres in our partnership, the choice of courses is one of the widest on offer in Lancashire. We would like you to be happy and successful and enjoy life as a student during your post-16 studies. Ensuring our students have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities is, therefore, an integral part of our sixth form curriculum. Throughout your time in sixth form, you will be encouraged to become responsible, self-disciplined, independent and highly motivated young adults. Our expectation will be that you accept more responsibility for your own learning, so that you will be well prepared for university life and the world of work. If you have any further questions or would like a tour of the school and the sixth form facilities, please do not hesitate to contact us.

John Shannon Headteacher

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THE NORTH LANCASHIRE LEARNING PARTNERSHIP As the Sixth Form is part of a four school collaboration, “The North Lancashire Learning Partnership”, with Central Lancaster High School, Heysham High School and Our Lady’s Catholic College, we are able to offer a huge range of subjects and qualification types. With the combined expertise of the four schools, our students will receive an educational experience second to none in the area. Courses available within “The North Lancashire Learning Partnership” include: Business Studies, Further Maths, Media Studies, Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Performing Arts, Product Design, Psychology and Public Services

“I am delighted that the young people of Carnforth High School have the opportunity to be part of a local federation containing such a strong set of schools and will have access to probably the widest set of academic choices in the County.” Mr J Shannon, Headteacher

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SIXTH FORM LIFE Carnforth High School Sixth Form offers a mixture of academic, recreational and social opportunities allowing all students to develop their full potential. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning by enabling them to build skills essential for their future. Students will be expected to work hard in their studies and it is hoped that they will also participate in a wide range of enrichment activities including social and fund raising events. Members of the Sixth Form should be role models to younger students and recognised ambassadors when representing the school in the community. Students are expected to take pride in their appearance by wearing smart, formal dress and observe the School Code of Conduct.

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES Exciting challenges and extra-curricular activities are available allowing students to develop interests and skills are in preparation for their working life.  Duke of Edinburgh Awards  Paired Reading  Lower School role as Mentor  Recreational Activities  Musical and theatrical events  Competitions  Visits and field trips  Community and voluntary work

FACILITIES New Sixth Form Centre Common Room Study Room Outstanding sports and recreation facilities Excellent facilities in ICT and Science Easy access to the Library and other resources

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE We offer a variety of different courses at different levels:     

AS/A level courses (Level 3) BTEC level 2 and level 3 courses NVQ level 2 courses OCR Nationals (Level 3) GCSE resits in Mathematics and English (Level 2)

Level 3 courses are the most traditional route to University and Further Education courses. At A level, each subject is split into separate qualifications: AS Level in year 12 and A Level BTEC courses are assessed in year 13 throughout the year and have no examination. These courses may be one or two years in duration. The NVQ and OCR Nationals are two year courses which are assessed throughout the duration. Most universities base their offers to students on passes in three level 3 courses, and we, therefore, encourage students to complete at least three courses over the two year period.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The general requirements for admission into Year 12 are as follows: 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*- C General expectation of Grade B in subjects being studied at AS/ A2 – but others considered on individual merit Specific course entry requirements will therefore vary and be agreed at interview.

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ADMISSIONS PROCESS We are committed to ensuring that all students receive the appropriate information and guidance when choosing their post-16 studies. During Year 11, the admissions process will take place, culminating in provisional offers of places in the Sixth Form being made. Autumn Term Post-16 Survey issued – this gives some idea of the intentions of Year 11 students and allows us to give targeted support in helping them to achieve their goals. Spring Term Post-16 Assemblies – a series of assemblies will take place to provide students with the necessary information about the courses on offer and the application process. Prospectuses and application forms will be issued. Application forms received – the deadline for completing application forms will be in early March. Interviews, Information and Guidance – once applications have been made, all prospective sixth form students will be interviewed. The main purpose of these interviews is to allow students the opportunity to discuss their options and obtain guidance on future career and education pathways. Parents are welcome to attend. Summer term Provisional offers issued- students will be issued with provisional offers of places in the Sixth Form. These offers will be dependent on the students achieving the required grades at GCSE. Students who are not currently studying at Carnforth High School are invited to visit the school at any time. During their visit, they will be provided with all the necessary information in order to complete an application form. If they choose to apply, then they will also be offered an interview, at a convenient time, to avoid absence from lessons at their current school.

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EXPECTATIONS All of the four schools in the partnership have the same expectations of students during the school day. Excellent attendance/punctuality to lessons are expected at all times. The school hours for each centre are as follows: Carnforth High School: Central Lancaster High School: Heysham High School: Our Lady’s Catholic College:

9.00am – 3.25pm 8.45am – 3.35pm 8.55am - 3.00pm 8.40am – 3.05pm

If a student is absent due to illness or other circumstances, they should contact the Attendance Officer of the home school. Teaching sessions take place in the mornings and most afternoons. These sessions last two hours. When students are not in timetabled sessions, they are expected to undertake independent study activities. Study time and independent learning are encouraged with provision of a well equipped Study Room at all schools for all students. Transport between the four centres will be provided by the Federation. Students will only be expected to make their own way to their home school.

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COURSE INFORMATION SHEETS

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APPLIED SCIENCE Introduction

How will I be assessed?

Edexcel level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Applied Science Entry requirements? Pupils must achieve a grade B in English Language and Literature. Pass at BTEC Applied Science level 2. What does the course involve?

All internally assessed – no examination. Your teacher will set assignments throughout your course for you to complete. These may take the form of projects where you research, plan, prepare, make and evaluate a piece of work or activity, case studies or presentation. Each assignment will have assessment and grading criteria to show what you must do in order to achieve a pass, merit or distinction grade. What qualification will I get?

BTEC level 3 National Applied Science is a vocational or work-related qualification. So you will have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills. All of the courses cover the fundamentals of science and practical scientific techniques as well as specialist units. The Edexcel level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Applied Science course has three main units; each is spilt into the assignments detailed below.

 Unit 1: Fundamentals of Science  Unit 2: Working in the Science Industry  Unit 4: Scientific Practical Techniques These are mandatory units which you must do and provide a combined total of 30 credits towards your final qualification.

If you achieve a pass in all three units, this is equivalent to an E grade at AS Level. If you achieve a merit overall, this is equivalent to a C grade at AS Level and, therefore, is required by most university courses. If you achieve a distinction grade overall, this is equivalent to a grade A at AS Level. Course expenses/equipment required: Folders and other stationery to ensure work is organised. All texts which are studied for the course are provided. Access to the Internet at home or at school is essential. What can the course lead onto? These courses can provide a route to employment within the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths. Applied sciences can offer a wide variety of careers, such as forensic scientist, drug researcher, medical physics technician, science technician and many more. Course Contact: Miss C Pennie/ Mrs J Young cpennie@carnforthhigh.co.uk jyoung@carnforthhigh.co.uk

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ART Introduction

What qualification will I get?

A/S and A level Fine Arts OCR A/S 1 year, A level 2 years (including A/S)

A/S level in Art and Design – Fine Arts A level (GCE) on Art and Design – Fine Arts Course expenses/equipment required:

Entry requirements? Minimum grade ‘B’ in GCSE Art and Design or equivalent. What does the course involve? The course is made up of 4 units 2 at A/S and a further 2 to complete the A level. A/S – (UNIT 1) - The A/S Portfolio A portfolio of work is produced from starting points, topics or themes determined by school. A/S (UNIT 2) – Controlled Assignment Candidates select one starting point from the exam paper. Several weeks are given to plan and prepare followed by a 5 hour exam.

You must have a good quality A3 hard back sketchbook (you will probably need 2 or 3). You will also require an A1 folder. You would benefit from having the following: Pencils 2b-6b Good quality colouring pencils Fine liner style pens – preferably not waterproof. Charcoal / chalk A good eraser Oil pastels Paints – Gouache or acrylic (oils if you wish) A good set of paint brushes What can the course lead onto?

A2 (UNIT 3) – Personal Investigation Candidates submit one major project that has personal significance. The investigation includes a related personal study that must be between 1000 and 3000 words.

Foundation courses lead to University Degrees in: Fine Arts, Fashion, Graphics, Illustration Photography, Teaching, Architecture, Textiles, Web design, to name but a few.

A2 (UNIT 4) – Controlled Assignment Candidates select one starting point from the exam paper. Several weeks are given to plan and prepare followed by a 15 hour exam.

Illustrator, graphic designer, teacher, TV, poster, commercial art, advertising manager, animator, gallery curator, architect, Game/web designer, furniture, interior designer, occupational therapist, free lance, photojournalist, magazine editor, event management, publishing, film maker, jewellery designer, industrial designer – technical drawing, boat builder, landscape architect, lighting technician, stage design and management, screen printer, sign writer, town planner and many more.

A/S Portfolio and A2 Personal Investigation include the following: Research into artists’ work and how their work relates to the candidate. Experimentation with materials. Development of ideas. At least 2 final pieces. How will I be assessed?

Careers:

Course Contact: Mrs S Grimes – Head of Art

All assessment is done by course tutors and then a selection of work is assessed by an outside moderator to ensure accurate marking.

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BIOLOGY Type/Level of course:

How will I be assessed?

Level 3 AS Biology

Class formative assessment including: homework, assessed tests and past papers

Awarding body: OCR Length of course: One Year

Module F211—examined January (1hr worth 30%) Module F212—examined May (1hour 45 mins worth 50%) Module F213—coursework = 4 assignments completed throughout the course (worth 20%)

Entry requirements?

What qualification will I get?

Grade B in GCSE Core and Additional Science Triple Science is an advantage Grade B in GCSE Maths desirable

AS Biology

What does the course involve?

A Level Biology text book Calculator Lab coat preferred but not essential

F211 Module 1 Cells Module 2 Exchange & Transport

Course expenses/equipment required:

What can the course lead onto?

F212 Module 1 Biological Molecules Module 2 Food & Health Module 3 Biodiversity & Evolution

A2 in Biology (AS contributes 50% to A2 grade) Biology A2 is a requirement for most medical, veterinary, biological, environmental and dentistry university courses.

F213 Practical Skills in Biology

Course Contact: Miss C Pennie / Mrs J Young cpennie@carnforthhigh.co.uk jyoung@carnforthhigh.co.uk

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BUSINESS STUDIES Type/Level of course:

How will I be assessed?

Level 3 BTEC Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma

In BTEC Nationals all units are internally assessed.

Awarding body:

1 or 2 years

All assessment for BTEC Nationals is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.

Entry requirements?

What qualification will I get?

Merit grade at level 2 BTEC Business Studies is desirable A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by GCSEs at grade A*- C is desirable

Level 3 BTEC Certificate (Year 12) and Subsidiary Diploma (Year 13)

Edexcel Length of course:

What does the course involve? The BTEC Nationals in Business Studies have been developed in the business sector to provide full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the business sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Business and to provide learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course expenses/equipment required: No specific equipment required. BTEC level 3 Business Studies text book recommended What can the course lead onto? The BTEC qualifications in Business provide a route to employment into the many diverse areas of business. These could include roles in specialist areas such as: management, marketing, finance, customer service or human resources in large organisations and a more generic role in a small local business. Course Contact: Mrs L Ward lward@carnforthhigh.co.uk

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CHEMISTRY Introduction Type/Level of course Awarding body Length of course

How will I be assessed? Each topic will be examined in January and June with practical assessment worth 20% in each year.

OCR A Level Chemistry, a two year course comprising AS Chemistry in the first year topped in year two for the full A Level.

What qualification will I get?

Entry requirements?

AS or A Level in Chemistry.

Grade B in Additional Science or GCSE Chemistry. Course expenses/equipment required: What does the course involve? Units taken include: AS Chemistry

Atoms, Bonds and Groups This includes basic atomic theory, periodicity, mole calculations, shapes of molecules, oxidation states, electron structure and bonding. Chains, Energy and Resources Basic hydrocarbon structure, halogenoalkanes, types of chemical analysis and resources of the Earth. Practical Skills in Chemistry 1 A2 Chemistry

Ring binder folder / Pen / pencil / scientific calculator. What can the course lead onto? Degree in Chemistry / Medicine and related research / apprenticeships in industry.

Course Contact: Mr C Holland cholland@carnforthhigh.co.uk Science Manager

Rings, Polymers and Analysis Cyclic structures, acids, amines, polymers and their synthesis, analysis of organic molecules. Equilibria, Energetics and Elements.Rates of reaction, Equilibria, pH and pOH, Energy in Reactions and Transition Elements Practical Skills in Chemistry 2

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CONSTRUCTION Introduction

How will I be assessed?

Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Construction Edexcel 1 year (Double)

Your progress will be mostly monitored and assessed using a booklet for each unit; however, there will be other assessment techniques used, such as oral and visual evaluations of practical work and the methods used to achieve final pieces. There are no formal examinations in this subject.

Entry requirements? No previous requirements What does the course involve? The BTEC in Construction allows learners to gain an insight into the most common construction practices through both theory based study and practical sessions. The areas studied include Carpentry and Joinery Skills, Plumbing and Electrical Skills, Trowel Operations, Painting and Decorating, and Structure of the Construction industry, as well as providing an overview of the Health, Safety and Welfare aspects affecting each area. The course is broken down into 6 units, which make up the key study areas mentioned above and cover the content listed below. Theory based 1.

Structure of the Construction Industry

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Health, Safety, and Welfare

Practical based 3.

Exploring Carpentry and Joinery -Making a simple frame out of wood

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Exploring Trowel Operations -Building a

Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Construction Course expenses/equipment required: There is no specific equipment required as any specialist tools/materials needed for the qualification will be provided. There may however, be students who wish to further their experience to augment their studies in which case advice on the most suitable tools to purchase can be sought. What can the course lead onto? The course can give students a good understanding of the types of jobs available and the roles and responsibilities they entail, as well as developing the basic skills base that these jobs require. Students may immediately start paid work with building firms as labourers or apprentices, or further their studies in a specific area of interest.

wall out of bricks and blocks

Course Contact:

Exploring Painting and Decorating -Painting

Mr D. Peart dpeart@carnforthhigh.co.uk

and wallpapering surfaces 6.

What qualification will I get?

Exploring Building Services -Plumbing and Electrical skills

These make up the whole programme of study for the course and are each assessed separately.

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ENGLISH Introduction AS/A Level Language and Literature B (AQA) Year 12 = AS level and year 13 = A Level

How will I be assessed? A combination of examination and coursework What qualification will I get?

Entry requirements? Pupils must achieve a grade B in English Language and Literature.

You will be awarded an AS level at the end of the first year and a full A level at the end of the second year.

What does the course involve?

Course expenses/equipment required:

Unit 1 ELLB1 - Introduction to Language and Literature Study This unit is an introduction to the study of language and literature using a short anthology of literary and non-literary texts.

Folders and other stationery to ensure work is organised. All texts which are studied for the course are provided.

Unit 2 ELLB2 - Themes in Language and Literature This coursework unit gives candidates the opportunity to study major prose genres, including fiction and literary non-fiction.

English Language can be used as a basis for many careers: journalism, law, human resources, personnel management, business, adapting texts for screenplay or the stage, publishing.

Unit 3 ELLB3 - Talk in Life and Literature The emphasis in this unit is on spoken language. Candidates are required to study one play from a choice of four set plays which will include at least one work by Shakespeare.

English Literature can also help you access the following: adapting texts for screenplay or the stage, publishing, further education in theatre studies, stage/film direction and production

Unit 4 ELLB4 - Text Transformation This coursework unit requires candidates to choose two literary works from the selection of prescribed authors below and transform them into different genres.

What can the course lead onto?

Course Contact: Mrs L Muldoon / Mrs L Smith lmuldoon@carnforthhigh.co.uk lsmith@carnforthhigh.co.uk

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GEOGRAPHY Introduction

How will I be assessed?

AS and A Level Geography (AQA)

AS Level One 2 hour written exam on human and physical geography worth 70% of the AS and 35% of the A level. Plus One 1½ hour exam on Geographical Skills worth 30% of the AS and 15% of the A level. A2 One 2½ hour exam on Contemporary Geographical Issues worth 30% of the A level. Plus One 1½ hour exam on Geographical fieldwork worth 20% of the A level.

One year to achieve AS level and two years to achieve full A level GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C or above. GCSE Geography grade B and above. Grade C and above at the department’s discretion. What does the course involve? AS level Year 12 Unit 1: Physical Geography Rivers floods and management plus one other physical geography topic.

What qualification will I get? AS Level – Year 12 A Level – Year 13

Unit 2: Human Geography Population change plus one other human geography topic.

Course expenses/equipment required:

Unit 3: Geographical Skills Including mapping, graphical skills, statistical analysis and use of ICT.

What can the course lead onto?

Textbooks, Revision Books, Fieldwork expenses

A2 year 13 Unit 4: Contemporary Geographical Issues Plate tectonics and hazards and one human geography topic plus one other physical or human geography topic. Unit 4a Fieldwork investigation.

Geography provides you with many transferrable skills to move onto to a wide range of university courses or employment opportunities. Geography is an ideal partner to a wide variety of courses from both the sciences and the arts, which means Geography has a unique position in bridging the subjects and can lead towards a wide range of careers. For example, a Geography qualification can lead to courses in Science, Engineering, Psychology, Environmental Science, Oceanography, Geology, ICT, Business, Law, Media, Politics and Philosophy, Travel and Tourism, Accounting, Journalism, Public Services, Town Planning, Sociology, and of course, Geography. Course Contact: Mr A Boyd / Miss A Allam aboyd@carnforthhigh.co.uk

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HAIRDRESSING Type/Level of course:

How will I be assessed?

Hairdressing

Length of course:

The NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and working in a public salon. Activities are evaluated and on-line examinations are undertaken.

2 years

What qualification will I get?

Entry requirements?

NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

Hairdressing experience (shampooer in a salon) is preferable.

Course expenses/equipment required:

What does the course involve?

Uniform Hairdressing kit.

Awarding body: City and Guilds

This course will give you the qualification you need to work in the employment area you have chosen and will also provide you with a good basis to go onto a more advanced work-related qualification.

What can the course lead onto?

The course is made up of 10 units – 8 core units that everyone takes and 2 specialist units. The specialist units enable you to study a particular area on a more in-depth level.

Managing & operating your own Hair Salon. Stylist in a high street shop. Styling hair on Cruise Liners. Positions within the Television/Theatrical Industry.

All students take eight core units: G20 Health and Safety, G17 Give clients a positive impression of yourself and the organisation, G7 Advise and consult with clients, GH8 Shampoo and condition and treat the hair and scalp, GH9 Change hair colour, GH10 Style and finish hair, GH11 Set and dress hair, GH12 Cut hair using basic techniques.

Upon completion of this course, students will be in position to potentially progress into a career in the Hair industry. These careers include:

Course Contact: Mrs J Sibbert jsibbert@carnforthhigh.co.uk

And two specialist units, such as: G4 Reception duties, G18 Promote additional services, GH14 perm and neutralise hair, GH15 Plaiting and Twisting.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Type/Level of course :

How will I be assessed?

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care

100% coursework

Awarding body Edexcel

All units required for completion of a BTEC National are internally assessed. All assessment for BTEC Nationals is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria, which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.

Length of course 1 or 2 years Entry requirements? Merit grade at level 2 BTEC Health and Social Care - desirable A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by GCSEs at grade A*-C - desirable

What qualification will I get? BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care Course expenses/equipment required:

What does the course involve? (brief description of content) The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of three mandatory units which are studied in the first year: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care In addition to this, the learner will study a further 3 units in Year 13.

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A copy of the BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care text book would be useful. There may be opportunities to visit Health and Social Care establishments, which will incur costs. What can the course lead onto? Learners may progress to employment or further education at Level 4, offered by many universities. Course Contact: Mrs J Rogerson jrogerson@carnforthhigh.co.uk


HISTORY The course(s) being offered are:

How will I be assessed?

AQA AS / A2 Level History 1 year AS followed by 1 year A2

The first three units are examined units and the additional unit is of a more conventional coursework type where the student researches and writes an extended piece of work on continuity and change across a chosen period.

Entry requirements? Minimum Grade B at GCSE History What does the course involve? There are four parts to the course: Part One – Tsarist Russia 1851-1917 An exploration of the attempts made by Russia to modernise both agriculture and industry and how this set the country onto the path of Bloody Revolution Part Two – Henry VIII and the Reformation A study of the epoch changing events surrounding the reign of King Henry VIII and his attempts to reform the Church. Part Three – Britain 1951-2007 An examination of the events, people and politics of the Post War Years looking at events such as the Falklands and the Miners’ Strike. Part Four – Assessed Study Individual study based on a period of time and the change and continuity within that period related to a specific topic. It should look at a subject not already covered by the syllabus.

What qualification will I get? AS Level in History at the end of year 12 and A Level in History at the end of year 13. Course expenses/equipment required: A core text book will be provided but, for each unit to really get the best out of the course and fulfil A2 criteria on looking at varying views of events, extra books should be considered. Full advice and support in this will be offered. What can the course lead onto? Students who take A level History are able to argue persuasively and with strong evidence bases and so are suited to a wide range of jobs. Obvious routes include History degrees leading to teaching and lecturing jobs, archiving and museum work, the legal profession and or law degrees. Course Contact: Mr A East aeast@carnforthhigh.co.uk

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HOSPITALITY The course(s) being offered are:

How will I be assessed?

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality and Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality

In BTEC Nationals all units are internally assessed. All assessment for BTEC Nationals is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.

Entry requirements? For learners who have just completed Year 11 study, the profile is likely to include one of the following: a BTEC Level 2 qualification in Hospitality a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to five GCSEs at grade A*-C other related Level 2 qualifications related work experience. What does the course involve? (brief description of content)

What qualification will I get? Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality – Year 12 Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality – Year 13 Course expenses/equipment required:

The BTEC Nationals in Hospitality have been developed in the Hospitality industry to give full -time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the hospitality industry or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Hospitality Management. Also to give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Many of the units studied in both qualifications are of a practical nature. Students will be expected to provide ingredients most weeks during the course. What can the course lead onto? Food is a highly competitive and challenging industry offering a wealth of employment opportunities. This qualification will allow students to progress to employment in the Catering Industry or progress to further related Vocational Qualifications. Course Contact: Mrs L Ward lward@carnforthhigh.co.uk

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MATHS How will I be assessed? The courses being offered are: AQA Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced 2 Level Mathematics completed over 2 years. Entry requirements? Minimum grade B in GCSE Mathematics

There will be an examination after each unit. This means there will be one examination in January and two in May of each year of the course. What qualification will I get?

What does the course involve?

Advanced Subsidiary Mathematics– Year 12 Advanced Level Mathematics – Year 13

6 units of work of equal value.

Course expenses/equipment required:

3 units completed in year 12 and 3 units in year 13.

Students will need to have a scientific calculator for the course

Year 12

What can the course lead onto?

Core1:

Algebra, Geometry, Calculus

Core 2:

Algebra, Series, Trigonometry, Logs, Calculus Measures, Probability, Distributions, Correlation

Statistics:

A’ Level Mathematics is considered to be a “facilitating subject” and as such is accepted in combination with other subjects for acceptance onto many degree level courses. It is also useful when intending to move into careers in : accounting, economics, business, banking, surveying, psychology, science, teaching and architecture Course Contact:

Year 13

Mr G Rutter grutter@carnforthhigh.co.uk

Unit 3:

Functions, Trigonometry Logs, Calculus, Numerical method

Unit 4:

Functions, Series, Coordinate geometry, Trigonometry, Logs, Calculus, Vectors

Mechanics:

Maths mechanics, Kinematics, Statics and Forces, Momentum, Newton’s Law of Motion, Connected practices, Projectiles

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ICT Introduction

How will I be assessed?

OCR Level 3 over 2 years

5 A* - C grades including some form of ICT or IT based Business Studies

All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by OCR. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates may complete units at a time that suits the centre. The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What does the course involve?

What qualification will I get?

The OCR Level 3 Nationals in ICT have been developed to recognise candidates' skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT functions, environments and operations. These qualifications specifically aim to: Develop candidates' knowledge and understanding of the ICT sector Develop candidates' skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts that are directly relevant to employment situations, thereby enhancing their employability within the ICT sector. Develop candidates' ability to work autonomously and effectively in an ICT context. Enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding in specialist areas of ICT, and demonstrate the skills needed to participate in the operation and development of real ICT organisations. Encourage progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that candidates will need to access further or higher education programmes or occupational training on a full-time or part-time basis. Encourage progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that candidates will need to enter employment or enhance their current employment status. Promote interaction between employers, centres and candidates by relating teaching and assessment to real organisations.

OCR Level 3 National Certificate or National Diploma in ICT (Creative)

Entry requirements?

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Course expenses/equipment required: Access to a PC with at least Open Office (which is Open Source Software and is free) is essential. All other software will be on machines in school so students must be prepared to do some extra study on the PCs at school unless they have the software at home. Other software that you will use includes Matchware Mediator, Adobe Macromedia Suite, Microsoft Digital Imaging Suite, Sqirlz Morph (a free download), Audacity (also free), Comic Life and Photo Art Master Gold. There are limited editions and trial versions of many of these pieces of software on the internet. What can the course lead onto? Any ICT based career, be it business, accountancy, design work, internet based or computer repairs. This OCR course also has its share of UCAS points to facilitate further education. Course Contact: Ms J P Kent jkent@carnforthhigh.co.uk


PHYSICS Introduction Type/Level of course: Level 3 AS Physics Awarding body: OCR Length of course: One Year

Module G483: Practical Skills: How will I be assessed?

Unit

Mode of Assessment

G481

Written Exam

30%

15%

G842

Written Exam

50%

15%

G843

Practical Skills

20%

10%

Weighting AS

Entry requirements? Grade B in GCSE Additional Science or Grade B in GCSE Physics essential Grade B in GCSE Maths desirable

A Level

What does the course involve? This course has been developed for candidates who wish to continue with a study of physics after GCSE. You may wish to follow the course for only one year in order to broaden your curriculum. At the same time, the AS course provides a sound foundation for the second year of the Advanced GCE award. Module G481: Mechanics: Physical quantities, Scalars and Vectors, Kinematics Linear Motion, Forces, Non-linear Motion, Equilibrium, Car safety, Work and Conservation of Energy Kinetic and Potential Energies Power Behaviour of Springs and Materials. Module G482: Electrons, Waves and Photons: Electric current, Circuit symbols Emf and pd Resistance Resistivity Power, Series and parallel circuits, Practical circuits, Wave motion Electromagnetic waves Interference Stationary waves Energy of a photon The photoelectric effect Wave-particle Duality Energy levels in atoms.

What qualification will I get? AS Physics Course expenses/equipment required: A Level Physics text book What can the course lead onto? A2 Physics Course Contact: Mrs J Rogerson / Miss A Williams jrogerson@carnforthhigh.co.uk awilliams@carnforthhigh.co.uk

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SPORT Introduction

How will I be assessed?

Edexcel BTEC level 3 Sport provides learners with an understanding of the essential skills needed when looking to build a career in the sports sector.

There are no exams in the BTEC level 3 Sport. All assessments are through coursework.

The qualification will give you insight into the various different occupational routes students can take within the sector, plus help them to progress in existing employment, or move on to further study.

Year 12 BTEC Level 3 Certificate (equivalent to AS-level- 30 credits)

Entry requirements?

Course expenses:

It is an advantage to have studied Physical Education or Sport at GCSE or BTEC Level 2 but it is not essential.

Sports clothing — indoor and outdoor.

In addition, a strong interest and potential to succeed in sport and leadership are needed and a commitment to extra curricular practices and events are also required.

The course can lead onto employment. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma has the equivalent of 1 A Level and assists with entry into university.

What does the course involve?

Careers could include: Sports Coach Journalist / Broadcaster Match Official Physiotherapist Sports Psychologist Sports Development Marketing Officer Events Organiser Nutritionist

In the Year 12, students will study three mandatory units: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, The Physiology of Fitness and Assessing Risk in Sport And 1 specialist unit: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise. In Year 13 students will study three units: Leadership in Sport, Sports Development, and Practical Team Sports.

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What qualification will I get?

Year 13 BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A-level- 60 credits)

What can the course lead onto?

Course Contact: Mr J Simpson/ Miss L Reynolds pe@carnforthhigh.co.uk


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If you would like further information, or would like to have a tour of the Sixth Form, then please arrange an appointment by contacting: Mrs L Ward (Head of Sixth Form) Tel: (01524) 732424 Email: lward@carnforthhigh.co.uk Carnforth High School 6th Form Kellet Road Carnforth Lancashire LA5 9LS 28


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