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OPEN EVENINGS TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017: 6.00PM - 8.30PM WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2017: 5.00PM - 7.30PM WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2018: 5.30PM - 7.30PM

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WELCOME

WELCOME I am delighted that you wish to find out more about our very popular, successful and supportive College, and the opportunities it has to offer. The College continues to go from strength to strength. Thanks to the fantastic commitment and creative efforts of teachers and students, together with very supportive parents, we deliver excellent results year on year. This has helped us become the college of choice for many Portsmouth students. You don’t just have to take my word for this. We were inspected by Ofsted in March 2017 and they confirmed that we continue to be a good college, giving us a ringing endorsement for the excellent support we give our students and the progress they make. Indeed they felt that we are a college “where students flourish, become more confident, enjoy their studies and make good progress”. We are a college which is always looking to innovate to improve still further. Our pioneering, student-friendly timetable is proof of this, with a 10am - 4pm day, which contains just two lessons and has no trapped time for students. We also provide our staff and students with iPads and these are now fully embedded in teaching and learning at the College. They make lessons more interesting and engaging and also give students the technology to be excellent independent learners, developing the skills they need for the digital workplaces of today. Our ‘E6’ programme allows our students to take part in a huge range of wider opportunities and experiences, designed to broaden horizons, prepare students for higher education, work and apprenticeships and give them the ‘soft skills’ they need to succeed.

I COULDN’T BELIEVE THE BUZZ AS YOU WALKED INTO THE COLLEGE! THE STUDENTS WERE GREAT; THEY MADE ME FEEL WELCOME AND SPOKE ABOUT WHAT THEY LOVED AND WHY THEY PICKED THEIR SUBJECTS.

PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE IS A GREAT INSTITUTION LEAD BY AN INSPIRATIONAL PRINCIPAL AND A DEDICATED STAFF. Councillor Lynne Stagg, Baffins Ward, Portsmouth City Council

3 We also look forward to welcoming you to some impressive further improvements in our accommodation and facilities. The College has been extensively refurbished over the past five years, creating excellent teaching, learning and social spaces. The coming year is no exception, with our brand new outdoor social area, fully refurbished hot food area, brand new coffee shop and the very exciting ‘Young Innovators Hub’, for budding entrepreneurs. We are very proud of all our students, their positive approach to their studies, the outstanding success they achieve and their immense contribution to the life of the College. We are preparing them to live and work as global citizens in a global economy. We see it as vital that every one of them is given every possible chance to succeed and reach their potential. I hope that you will want to join our College and I very much look forward to meeting you and your parents over the next few months, perhaps at one of our forthcoming Open Evenings.

Steve Frampton, MBE Principal of Portsmouth College

Prospective student on attending Open Evening

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CONTENTS WHY CHOOSE PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE 2 - 3 Principal’s Welcome 4-5 6-7 8 - 9 10 - 13 14 - 15 18 - 19

Contents Outstanding Achievement Our Ofsted Report Where Are They Now? Our Unique College Day Curious & Creative Learning IPADS at College

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YOUR STAFF HAVE GIVEN FANTASTIC SUPPORT TO OUR STUDENTS WHO JOINED FOR THEIR POST-16 EDUCATION. I AM DELIGHTED TO SEE THAT ALL (ALL!) WHO STARTED THEIR JOURNEY WITH YOU FINISHED IT, MAKING EXCELLENT PROGRESS. Headteacher, Partner Secondary School

SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS 28 - 29 Supporting Our Learners 30 - 31 University & Careers Support 32 - 33 More Able Student Programme 34 - 35 Learning Pathways 36 - 39 Additional Entry Requirements

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LIFE AT COLLEGE 20 - 21 What Our Students Have To Say 22 - 23 Our Environment and Facilities 24 - 27 Wider Opportunities Sport, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Music Duke of Edinburgh, National Citizens Service Visits and Travel, Learn a Business Language Take Part in a Model United Nations


CONTENTS PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE DEMONSTRATES REAL COMMITMENT TO DELIVERING THE BEST LEARNING AND TEACHING ENVIRONMENT FOR ITS STUDENTS. Professor M. Schraefel, University of Southampton

OUR COURSES 40 - 41 Course List 42 - 45 Apprenticeships 46 - 53 Art and Design 54 - 59 Business and Economics 60 - 67

Computer Science, ICT & Creative Media

68 - 79 English, Languages, Media & Film 80 - 85 Health and Social Care 86 - 95 Humanities 96 - 101 Maths 102 - 113 Performing Arts & Music 114 - 123 Science 124 - 129 Social Science 130 - 143 Sport & Public Services 144 - 147 Venture, Voyage, Horizons, Futures, Aspire - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

NEXT STEPS 148 - 149 Calendar 2017/18 - When To Visit College and Apply 150 - 151 How To Apply 152 - 153 Index Of Courses

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OUTSTANDING

INDIVIDUAL

AS/A LEVELS

ACHIEVEMENT

Bethany Walker

Liam King

Brune Park Community College

King Richard School

LAW HISTORY ENGLISH LANGUAGE

A* A* A

Next Steps: University of Surrey, Law.

ECONOMICS FURTHER MATHEMATICS MATHEMATICS

Katie Chudley

Matthew Young

Miltoncross Academy

A* A A

Next Steps: University of Southampton, Economics.

ART & DESIGN GRAPHICS PHOTOGRAPHY

Springfield School

A* A A

Next Steps: UCA Farnham, Animation.

PHYSICS MATHEMATICS FURTHER MATHEMATICS

A A A

Next Steps: University of Warwick, Physics.

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Isobel Seamer

Freya Temple

Priory School

GEOGRAPHY SOCIOLOGY ENGLISH LANGUAGE

A A A

Next Steps: Cardiff University, Geography.

Portsmouth High School

Springfield School

Lorella Palmer

Next Steps: University of Portsmouth, Law.

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MEDIA STUDIES A ENGLISH LITERATURE A RELIGIOUS STUDIES A

DRAMA & THEATRE STUDIES A CREATIVE WRITING A CLASSICAL CIVILISATION A

Gap year to go travelling and then applying to Drama School.

Jack Riman A A B

Ben Wilkins

Mayville High School

Next Steps: University of Exeter, Modern History & Politics.

Portsmouth Academy

GEOGRAPHY LAW PSYCHOLOGY

Lark Sexton

St Edmunds RC School

MATHEMATICS A FURTHER MATHEMATICS B PHYSICS B

Next Steps: Swansea University, Aerospace Engineering.

GEOGRAPHY 3D DESIGN USE OF MATHEMATICS

Next Steps: University of Portsmouth, Architecture.

A* A B

Next Steps: University of Southampton, Modern History & Politics.

Suman Marygiri

Admiral Lord Nelson School

GEOGRAPHY ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE HISTORY

Joe Winzar Mayfield School

A B B

MATHEMATICS FURTHER MATHEMATICS ECONOMICS

Next Steps: University of Aberystwyth, Geography.

A A C


AS/A LEVELS

Jacob Skeates

97% 47% PASS RATE

HIGH GRADES OF A*-B/ DISTINCTION

Shannon Whitelock

Najilla Nasser

Bailey Williams

Priory School

Portchester Community School

Portsmouth Academy

Admiral Lord Nelson School

3D DESIGN A GRAPHICS A MEDIA STUDIES C

ART & DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY GRAPHICS

Next Steps: Oxford Brookes University, Architecture.

Next Steps: University of Winchester, Graphic Design.

A A B

RELIGIOUS STUDIES A* HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE A BIOLOGY B

Next Steps: University of Portsmouth, Dental Hygiene & Therapy.

HISTORY A CREATIVE WRITING A ENGLISH LANGUAGE B GOVERNMENT & POLITICS B

WHY CHOOSE PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE

OUR 2017 LEAVERS ACHIEVED

Next Steps: University of Southampton, Modern History & Politics.

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BTECS

Bethany Massingham

Mason Stickland

Sophie Tucker

Priory School

St Edmund’s RC School

Portsmouth Academy

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT

Next Steps: University of Birmingham, Sports Therapy.

D* D* D*

BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS

Next Steps: University of Surrey, Theatre & Performing Arts.

D* D* D*

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES

Daniel Cannon Admiral Lord Nelson School

D* D D

Next Steps: Apprenticeship in Social Work

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES

D* D* D

Next Steps: Joining the Army.

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OUR

OFSTED REPORT MARCH 2017

PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE CONTINUES TO BE A

“GOOD”

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WHERE STUDENTS FLOURISH, BECOME MORE CONFIDENT, ENJOY THEIR STUDIES AND MAKE GOOD PROGRESS

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OFSTED INSPECTION 2017 “A culture of high expectation“

“Good guidance, support and care for students“

“Students develop excellent work-related skills“


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OFSTED BELIEVE THAT OUR... Students make good progress and achieve their qualification

Teachers have high expectations of their students and motivate them well

Students talk confidently about their personal targets and are able to articulate in detail what they need to do to improve

Students treat each other, and staff, courteously, and interact with each other well Students attendance to lessons is good

Substantial investment in technology allows all students to use iPads to good effect in and out of the classroom

Apprentices value the skills, practical experience and depth of knowledge their apprenticeships give them

Want to read more? See the full report on our website

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Amy Phillips Previous School: Admiral Lord Nelson Courses: A Levels in ICT, Media, Photography, and AS Economics

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? I achieved a 2:1 in my BSc degree in Forensic Computing from Portsmouth University. I have now started my career with the law firm Ernst and Young, in their Forensic Technology and Discovery Services department. WHAT DID YOU GET OUT OF COMING TO PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE? Studying at Portsmouth College equipped me with the skills required to succeed at university. In particular it taught me vital research and academic writing skills. HOW DID THE COLLEGE HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? Portsmouth College helped me achieve the grades needed to get into Portsmouth University. In addition, college staff were very helpful in assisting me with the application process and gave me the confidence to apply.

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WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? I am looking forward to progressing in my career with Ernst and Young, who can offer young graduates lots of exciting opportunities!

Lauren Veal Previous School: Springfield Courses: AS/A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Geography and English Literature

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? Lauren graduated this year with a First Class Honours in Biomedical Science from Oxford Brookes University. WHAT DID YOU GET OUT OF COMING TO PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE? Because of the wide range of enrichment opportunities on offer to students, I was able to enhance my skills and gain valuable experience that would appeal to employers in the future. HOW DID THE COLLEGE HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? I was lucky enough to be part of the College’s able & talented mentoring scheme, helping me achieve my potential. I also got extensive support from staff when applying to the university and thinking about my future. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? I have just secured my dream graduate job as a Biomedical Scientist at QA Hospital in the Pathology Department!

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Previous School: Miltoncross Courses: A levels in Media Studies, Graphics, English Literature & Language. WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? I am currently in my final year at the University of Southampton, studying Fashion Marketing. WHAT DID YOU GET OUT OF COMING TO PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE? A skillset in a really wide range of areas, more confidence in myself and my abilities and an outlook for my future career. A*, A, C grades in my A levels. HOW DID THE COLLEGE HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? College gives you a level of independence and it makes you think about your strengths. Each subject I studied remains relevant to my work today. My Media teacher helped me to decide on my pathway in the future. I really wasn’t sure about going into fashion but she and I really thought over my options and I’m so glad I made the choice I did. That level of contact with staff really benefited me and strengthened my career goals. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? My future plans are to move into a career in the areas of creative direction and digital marketing in the fashion industry. Anything that allows me to be creative and work on exciting projects and photoshoots.

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Lauren Carter Previous School: Portsmouth Academy Courses: A Levels in Dance, Religious Studies and English Literature, AS Level in Psychology and BTEC in Performing Arts. WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? I am currently studying dance at De Montfort University, Leicester. WHAT DID YOU GET OUT OF COMING TO PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE? I met lots of interesting people and made friends that I am still extremely close with now. Academically speaking, the classes and teachers are incredible. My teachers from Portsmouth College are some of the most inspirational teachers I have ever had. HOW DID THE COLLEGE HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? Through the teachers’ wonderful support and encouragement. Developing my confidence, without which I would never have been able to flourish at university. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? I plan to become a teacher and have just been accepted onto a PGCE course at Chichester to train for this. It has always been my ambition to become a teacher and with the help and encouragement of Portsmouth College I took my first steps to making my goal a reality.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Stephen Ridge Previous School: Miltoncross Courses: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services Part of the Combined Cadet Force WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? After having passed my marine training, I am now part of the 43 Commando, Scotland. WHAT DID YOU GET OUT OF COMING TO PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE? The uniformed public services course gave me a real insight into what life would be like in the uniformed services. It gave me the knowledge and fitness I needed for success. I was also able to take part in Field Gun, the South Africa Trip and Powerboating. HOW DID THE COLLEGE HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? I always wanted to be a marine, and Portsmouth College gave me tireless support to help me get to where I am today. The level of encouragement that teachers offered was amazing. I wouldn’t be here now without it. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? I aim to specialise in the marines to become an assault engineer.

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Shannon Hopkins Previous School: King Richard Studied: BTEC Performing Arts, A Levels in Drama and Theatre Studies, History, English Literature and Language and AS Level in Philosophy WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? I am currently a third year drama student at the University of Winchester. WHAT DID YOU GET OUT OF COMING TO PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE? My time at Portsmouth College taught me the importance of trusting my own decisions, how to work as a team, that being true to yourself is the biggest gift a person can give themselves, and that if you’re truly passionate about something, you will succeed. HOW DID THE COLLEGE HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? My tutors were always so caring, supportive and honest, especially when I needed advice. Studying drama with English, gave me a theoretical approach to my line of study, helping me find a passion for both the theory and practical elements of theatre. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? The future holds so many options for me as it currently stands. I am exploring a number of pathways: I want to train as a theatre technician operating sound and lighting, I would like to experience life working as an entertainer, and I would also like to train as a teacher one day.

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Previous School: Priory Courses: A Level in Graphics, and BTECs in Business and ICT WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? I am currently in the final year of my degree, studying BSc Hons Digital Media at Portsmouth University. WHAT DID YOU GET OUT OF COMING TO PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE? A second chance to redeem myself, not only from an academic perspective but as a person. It made me grow. I also loved the support I received from my personal tutor and my teachers who were very helpful from the moment I came in. HOW DID THE COLLEGE HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? I can’t thank the College enough for getting me where I am today. They made me a better person, with the support I received, and made me want to go into higher education and make something out of myself. The support was second to none, the help was immense from all staff and it’s definitely a college I would recommend to anyone looking to join. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? I’d like to be a teacher. So the plan is to take a year out working and travelling and then apply for teacher training. I might do a Masters Degree first though.

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Charlotte Saunders Previous School: Springfield Courses: A levels in Media Studies, Geography and English Language; AS level in Textiles WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? After leaving college I took a planned gap year. I worked to save up enough money to travel to Australia and tour around the Outback and East Coast. I got to fulfill a lifelong dream and had the most amazing time, skydiving, camping in the outback, surfing and visiting the Great Barrier Reef! WHAT DID YOU GET OUT OF COMING TO PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE? An interest in Media which I hadn’t studied before, I found a subject that I really enjoyed and thrived in. I also feel like I left college with more confidence than when I left school, due to the constant support I had throughout the two years and all the opportunities I was given such as the able & talented programme, Victorious Festival journalism, work experience and College ambassador roles. HOW DID THE COLLEGE HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? Taking an A Level in Media was something I really enjoyed and it has given me a career path which I now want to take on, in an industry I knew nothing about before college. The confidence I gained in meeting new people also encouraged me to go travelling independently and make the most of my gap year. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? At the moment I am still applying for apprenticeships but am hoping to work within the BBC or ITV to start a future within the media. I will also definitely be going travelling again!

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OUR UNIQUE

COLLEGE DAY 9.55am START

4.00pm FINISH

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ONE lesson in the morning and ONE in the afternoon

A MORNING or an AFTERNOON for extension activities helping you achieve your goals

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NO trapped time for students

At least ONE morning and ONE afternoon without lessons


WHY CHOOSE PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE STUDENTS HAVE NO TRAPPED TIME, THE TEACHING SESSIONS ALLOW FOR DEEPER LEARNING AND OBVIOUSLY THE LATER START MEETS STUDENTS’ NEEDS WELL. Secondary School Headteacher

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CURIOUS AND

CREATIVE LEARNING

IPADS

AT COLLEGE iPads are extensively used by staff and students at Portsmouth College: Transforming the way students learn Independent research made easy

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Completion and submission of work is quicker and easier Sharing ideas and collaborating in lessons is so simple Keeping organised has never been more straightforward

Creativity and innovation using multiple apps is happening every day

Students have access to: Thousands of educational apps bringing learning to life Downloadable eBooks - an entire library at your fingertips

Google classroom for accessing class work and resources on-line Integrated and interactive systems in every classroom

One-to-one teacher-student communication, assessment and feedback iPad screen ‘mirroring’ to the whiteboard

Reliable, comprehensive and simultaneous Wi-Fi connections in all areas of the campus.

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OPTION 1: Subsidised monthly payments to help you buy your own iPad The College will heavily subsidise the purchase of your own new iPad via a monthly payment scheme. See note 1 You would need to pay a deposit of around £40, followed by 24 payments of around £10. See note 2 . If you are eligible for a College bursary (household income of less than £25,000 or in receipt of certain benefits), the College will provide an iPad for you to use at no cost. See note 3 You will be able to take the iPad home and use it outside of College, but you must return the iPad when you finish College.


Rachel, student

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“APPS LIKE ‘NEARPOD’ ALLOW THE TEACHER TO PRESENT DIRECTLY ON OUR IPADS IN FRONT OF US. WE CAN GO AT OUR OWN PACE AS WELL AS KEEPING UP WITH THE CLASS.

OPTION 2: Bring your own iPad Students can bring their own Apple iPad device for use in lessons. Personal iPads will link fully to the College WiFi and systems.

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IPADS HAVE MADE LESSONS MORE INTERESTING AS WELL AS MAKING IT EASIER TO MAKE NOTES. George, student

Footnotes Note 1 Exact specification will depend on the iPad range in September 2018. In 2017, the device we offered a subsidy on was the iPad Wi-Fi 32GB, provided with a case and 2 year insurance plan covering accidental damage and theft. Higher specification devices will also be available via the monthly payment scheme, including iPad Pro. The College will not provide any subsidy on higher specification options. Note 2 By subscribing to the monthly payment scheme, you will be entering into a credit agreement directly with our supplier. Portsmouth College is not authorised to provide independent financial advice and will not be involved in the collection of your payments. Note 3 iPads provided at no cost via the bursary scheme may be an iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2 or full size iPad (subject to availability), and may have been previously used. We strongly advise that all students have access to an Apple iPad device.

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GET INVOLVED

OUR E6

PROGRAMME Enterprise Courses The Unloc Enterprise Academy is a programme that aims to inspire, motivate and develop the enterprising mindsets of young people and promote self-employment or starting your own business as a genuine career pathway: Get a head start in a competitive jobs market Develop essential skills employers are looking for

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Get Involved - Our E6 Programme Apply your knowledge and prepare for the world of work Get a head start in a competitive jobs market Develop essential skills employers are looking for Demonstrate and develop the qualities employers want; reliability, initiative, communication, team working, problem solving, and flexibility Unique structure of the day makes E6 easy to fit in your week Build your C.V. and get ahead

Demonstrate and develop the qualities employers want; reliability, initiative, communication, team working, problem solving, and flexibility

Unique structure of the day makes E6 easy to fit in your week Build your C.V. and get ahead

Employability Courses Our P.E.P. talk programme will enhance your employability with support for the following pathways: Interview techniques CV writing Positive self confidence Motivation & Information Professional Online Image Networking Time Management Progression to University and Apprenticeships

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Exercise Courses

This is your chance to secure a work experience or volunteering placement to enhance your future career prospects. Employment sectors available can include:

Here’s a chance to build an active component into your timetable through the Sports Academy and/or the College Sports Maker programmes. Sports and fitness programmes to include:

Art and Crafts Animals and Plants

Men’s Football Training

Business and Administration

Women’s Football

Education and Training

Men’s Basketball

Engineering

Women’s Basketball

Financial Services

Badminton

Healthcare

Men’s Rugby

Law

Fitness 4 All Personal Training

Leisure, Sport and Tourism

5-aside Football

Marketing and Advertising

Street Dance

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Retail, Sales and Customer Services Security and Armed Forces Social Work and Counselling Services Teaching

Extension Courses A wide range of extra-curricula activities for you to get involved in, enjoy and which will help to build your CV; these include: Combined Cadet Force You Speak First Aid

Explore Courses Our new E6 strand is an opportunity for you to build your awareness and understanding of implementing social change and give back to the community. You will explore a number of areas including mental health, the environment, equality and diversity and cultural awareness. You will have the choice to sign up to an Explore course with one of our partner organisations:

Duke of Edinburgh Award

National Citizens Service

Rock Challenge

The Unloc Leadership Academy

Rock Choir

True Adventures

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Experience Courses

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WHAT OUR

STUDENTS

HAVE TO SAY We are committed to actively engaging with students in order to obtain their views and opinions to drive forward and shape the educational character and mission of the college.

KEY TO RESULTS

Ofsted Learner View Results

STRONGLY AGREE AGREE DISAGREE STRONGLY DISAGREE DON’T KNOW

MY COURSE/PROGRAMME MEETS MY NEEDS 100% 50% 0%

38%

57%

1%

0%

3%

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I RECEIVE THE SUPPORT I NEED TO HELP ME TO PROGRESS 100% 50%

Student Voice activities include:

0%

A Student Union elected annually by students Post induction questionnaire

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Student voice activities and questionnaires to improve courses and services Course Ambassadors Individual feedback through tutor groups

54%

4%

0%

2%

1%

2%

Figures based on 547 responses up to 19-06-2017

I AM TREATED FAIRLY 100% 50% 0%

Ofsted’s Learner View Our high level of responses in the most recent Ofsted Learner View rated us highly amongst students with regards to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, support, use of technology and skills development. A high percentage would recommend the college to a friend.

40%

46%

49%

2%

Figures based on 547 responses up to 19-06-2017

MY LESSIONS/TRAINING SESSIONS ARE WELL TAUGHT 100% 50% 0%

36%

58%

3%

0%

2%

1%

2%

Figures based on 547 responses up to 19-06-2017

MY WORK IS ASSESSED REGULARLY 100% 50% 0%

32%

59%

6%

Figures based on 547 responses up to 19-06-2017

I AM GIVEN FEEDBACK THAT HELPS ME TO IMPROVE 100% 50% 0%

37%

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57%

6%

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0%

1%


YES NO

50% 50% 0% 0%

31%

54%

5%

1%

94%

9%

Figures based on 547 responses up to 19-06-2017

6%

Figures based on 547 responses up to 19-06-2017

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT LEARNER VIEW?

I AM ENABLED AND EMPOWERED TO USE TECHNOLOGY 100% AND ONLINE RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MY LEARNING

100%

50%

50%

KEY TO RESULTS MY PROVIDER

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KEY TO RESULTS

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS MY COURSE/PROGRAMME IS PREPARING ME FOR MY CHOSEN PROVIDER TO A FRIEND? NEXT STEPS (THIS MAY BE INTO EMPLOYMENT, ANOTHER 100% 100% COURSE, UNIVERSITY AND SO ON)

WORD OF MOUTH PRESS

0%

47%

50%

1%

1%

1%

Figures based on 547 responses up to 19-06-2017

DON’T KNOW

0%

92%

0%

6%

2%

Figures based on 547 responses up to 19-06-2017

The Student Union: Elected By You The Students A vital role in representing and communicating the views of students to College management Provides advice and information to students

Social and fund raising activities Raising awareness of local, regional and national issues

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PRESIDENT

Max Vine

COMMUNICATIONS

VICE-PRESIDENT

Harrison Tupper

SECRETARY

Eleana Ntagia

OFFICER

CATERING OFFICER

SECRETARY

Cydel David

Marley Callaway

Maya Rook

WELFARE OFFICER

Lauren Toms

A Message From The Student Union President, Max Vine We are the voice of the students, and we aim to go above and beyond for all at the college. Your Student Union is ready to test itself with new ideas and innovations. We can effect positive change through a long term vision for the College and all its students. We have the opportunity to build something incredible at our college; we must not waste it. No issue is too small, no problem too large. To each and every student, we are with you.

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NEW

ENVIRONMENT AND FACILITIES A comfortable and modern environment, for both your learning and social experience. Areas of importance to some or all students are: Modern, well-equipped classrooms The lively and friendly Student Centre ‘Room 15’ – dedicated to student wellbeing The Study Centre – a quiet working space with study support A Theatre and Dance Studio A Gym, Sports Hall and Goals Centre Our state of the art Visual Arts area

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OPEN EVENINGS We hope you will join us on one of our Open Evenings to explore all of these facilities and opportunities more fully. TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017: 6.00PM - 8.30PM WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2017: 5.00PM - 7.30PM WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2018: 5.30PM - 7.30PM

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WIDER OPPORTUNITIES Get involved with more than just your academic subjects… The next few pages offer a taste of what’s on offer…..

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Opportunities in Sport (see also p 131)

Opportunities in Visual Arts (see also p 46)

Join one of our Sports Academies and play competitively in:

Extend your visual arts studies with a real life project such as these from recent years:

Men’s and Women’s Football

A long term art exhibition at Lakeside Business Park

Basketball

A photography exhibition at QA Hospital

Rugby Badminton Netball

Or just have fun joining in with our Sports Maker participation sessions in sports like: Netball Fitness Suite / Personal Training 5-a-side football league Street Dance / Flashmob Hula Hooping Ultimate Frisbee Tennis Table Tennis Secret Sports Club (shhh!)

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Short digital film competitions both locally and nationally. Students have won prestigious awards in a number of previous years

Community projects for Graphics and Architecture students, with the chance to work alongside Portsmouth University architecture students

Textiles design submissions to national exhibitions and competitions

Small group meetings with experts in the Creative Arts industry


LIFE AT COLLEGE Opportunities in Performing Arts and Music (see also p 102) Get involved in a wide range of performing arts and music opportunities::

Pop Up Student Theatre - this is a student led group that will create short performances of classic and contemporary plays to perform in and around Portsmouth, on Commercial Road, at Gunwharf, on Southsea Common‌.all around the city

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

National Citizens Service

Rock Challenge - we have recently performed in the Premier League so get involved with our hugely successful productions Take the chance to perform solo or in a band either in College or at a number of gigs in venues like the Wedgewood Rooms, the Guildhall and even at Victorious Festival! Learn to play an instrument Learn how to use the recording studio

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Your chance to get involved in this challenging and prestigious national award. There are four components to the D of E Award: the expedition, service to others, learning a new skill and physical recreation. Start from scratch or build on a Bronze Award you may have from school. Great for your C.V. or university application and great fun too!

An outdoor adventurous activities residential

A community action project - volunteering to help your local community

A social enterprise project - raising money for a good cause Spread over 4 weeks in the summer it costs no more than ÂŁ50! The College is delighted to promote the programme, which is run locally by the Pompey in the Community organisation.

For more information please contact: James Shannon Tel: 023 9272 8899 Email: james.shannon@pompeyitc.org.uk

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Visits and Travel Opportunities Each of our teaching departments offers a number of trips, visits and conferences to enhance your enjoyment and understanding of subjects Here is just a sample of what’s on offer:

In addition, you might choose to join one of our residential trips. Over the past couple of years these have included:

Local and London art galleries & museums National Film Theatre, London

Croyde Bay, Devon

Specialist sessions at universities Outdoor adventurous activities Law Courts Natural History Museum Theatre trips Hampshire Mountain Centre (Wales) BBC Question Time University Sports Science laboratories Hampshire Debating Competition Royal Society of Chemistry, London Houses of Parliament Kew Gardens, London Various practical field trips Army, Navy and Police Days Professional music studios and venues Touring student theatre performances Live dance performances RSC at Stratford-upon-Avon

Iceland

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Morocco Venice & Rome Los Angeles & Hollywood New York Paris Poland/Auschwitz South Africa Please note that nearly all trips have a financial cost to students/ parents. The amount will be stated in an initial information and consent letter sent to parents/carers.


LIFE AT COLLEGE And more opportunities… If the previous activities are not for you, you could opt for one of our other extension courses, to add to your experience and qualifications, or just for fun.

First Aid A six week course Support in schools Classroom experience for potential teachers

Learn Chinese or Hinglish Take up a 12 week introductory course so you can: Communicate and interact in the local languages of China and India

Get insights into travelling and working in the fast growing Chinese and Indian economies

Learn about the language, culture and businesses in these areas Become more informed and more attractive to employers doing business there

Voluntary work Add to your experience and skills whilst helping others Sports Leaders and Coaching Awards

Sports coaching experience and qualifications

Creative Writing

Develop your ideas and see them in print.

Student Small Businesses Get involved in our effort to get real businesses going at College. We’re looking at things like film making, photography, web design, music performance, event management and print shop, but you might have different and better ideas. Student Mentoring Mentor level two students in your first year and level three students in your second year, with a full training programme available.

Student Ambassadors Work for the College to help inform prospective students, their parents and the local community about life and study here. Or work as an Apple Ambassador to help promote and develop our ‘Big Apple’ iPad mini project.

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SUPPORT

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Support With Your Studies And Progress

‘Room 15’ – Student Wellbeing Team

Workshops

Student help desk

Revision Sessions

Wellbeing advice and support

Academic Progress Mentors

Mentoring

Student Progress Officers

Counselling

Mentoring from other students

Financial and travel advice Chaplaincy Help with transition from school to college

Support For Your Learning - ‘Focus’ Workshops in the Study Centre Help with specific subjects and study skills Available to all Open all day Includes dyslexia specialist Exam arrangements For further information on support with your studies and learning please call the College on 023 9266 7521 and ask for ‘Focus’ or email hello@tpc.ac.uk

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Student Finance

Travel And Transport Support

The seven-day, Portsmouth area service bus pass at a subsidised price for those living over 2 kilometres from College

First Bus PC1 (return) service from Fareham Bus Station, through Portchester, Cosham, North End and on to the College

A Stagecoach bus pass for students travelling from Havant, Waterloovile, Farlington, Drayton

For those outside of Portsmouth a seven-day, First Bus Hampshire pass is available.

Some additional support is available for students living further afield including the Isle of Wight

No fees for under 19 students Financial support for qualifying students* The 16-18 and 19+ Bursaries - for students from families on low incomes

The Enhanced Bursary - for students in care, care leavers and some other students in receipt of qualifying benefits in their own name The Free College Meals scheme

*Government funded and regulated schemes dependent on satisfactory levels of attendance; income related. Require application forms and evidence of household income and/or benefits and, if appropriate, care status from the Local Authority. For further information on financial support please call the College on 023 9266 7521 and ask for ‘Room 15’ or email hello@tpc.ac.uk

A subsidy against the cost of a new bike For further information on support with travel and transport please call the College on 023 9266 7521 and ask for ‘Room 15’ or email hello@tpc.ac.uk

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University and Careers Support

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Support for University Applicants

Excellent support for progression to higher education, employment & apprenticeships

Explore degree courses and graduate destinations from different universities

Annual Portsmouth College Careers and Higher Education Fair

Attend open days, conferences, curriculum based events and an annual HE Fair with 120+ universities present

Make full use of valuable resources such as Kudos, UCAS, Prospects and other key research websites

Attend information evenings on Options at 18, Higher Education and HE Finance

Prepare for admissions tests and mock interviews, as appropriate

A ‘Going to Uni’ course delivered to all second year students by trained careers staff

Team of Careers Advisors available Partnership working with universities and local employers Programme of activities, events and one-to-one advice A ‘Destination Mentor’ for all second year students School liaison work to help with choices whilst you are in Years 10 and 11.

Useful websites to research before coming to College: ucas.com: advice on degree choice, entry requirements and links to all UK higher education providers. unistats.com: an extensive resource to help you compare provision at different universities and consider the jobs graduates move on to after their degree opendays.com: dates, details and booking instructions for university open days. All universities welcome year 11 pupils and their families to their open days, to help with post-GCSE course choices and later progression plans.

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SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS Support for Employment and Apprenticeship Applicants

Useful websites to research before coming to College:

‘Seeking Employment/Apprenticeships’ course delivered to all second year students by trained careers staff

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk: information on career sectors and individual job profiles prospects.ac.uk: advice on types of jobs/careers associated with individual degree subjects. apprenticeships.gov.uk: the home website for all apprenticeship information and options. notgoingtouni.co.uk - an extensive resource to show all nonuniversity options for students wanting to explore alternative progression routes after college.

CV writing, soft skills development, selling yourself to employers, starting your own business - all these programmes are available within our E6 programme (see page 18-19)

College Apprenticeships Team on hand to advise on opportunities to take up an apprenticeship either through the College or elsewhere:

Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree level Employed for approximately 30 hours per week Earn whilst you learn Gain a recognised qualification in your chosen field Over 200 types, covering 1,200 job roles Most of your week at work – 1 or 2 days a week in college

For more on apprenticeships please see pages 40-44

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MORE ABLE STUDENTS PROGRAMME

In recent years the College has welcomed more and more very able students from our partner schools. Our More Able Students programme is aimed at those who achieve a number of 7,8 or 9 grades at GCSE or have shown an exceptional talent for student leadership.

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At Portsmouth College, we are committed to challenging our students and providing them with the opportunity to achieve high grades across all of their subjects. More able students are supported and monitored in their academic work by an extremely well qualified group of staff, all holding postgraduate

2. A Targeted Careers And Progression Programme If students can secure high grades in their subjects they will open up a huge range of exciting and demanding post-college opportunities. In addition to the AIMS programme, students are offered specialist support in their applications to the leading universities and/or for highly competitive subjects such as Law, Medicine, other health care specialisms and the fields of engineering and science. We also encourage students to consider the expanding range of new, high level opportunities such as: degree apprenticeships, professional higher apprenticeship programmes, high quality gap year industrial placements etc. The College also supports students in finding a relevant, and often crucial, work experience or volunteering placement. Our careers advice and guidance team will encourage highachieving students to engage with a range of exciting potential opportunities such as: Specialist conferences and visits to top universities Subject seminars and academic initiatives supported by the best universities in the UK and USA Sutton Trust and Uniq Summer Schools Oxbridge coaching

qualifications in addition to their teaching certification.

Competitive work insights and Year-in-Industry experiences

Academic. The programme is aimed at our brightest and

Nationwide ‘Pure Potential’ UK university events for students aiming for A/B grades

best qualified students and offers them a range of extra academic opportunities to help them excel and achieve the very best results.

Internal. The scheme is prepared and delivered by highly qualified members of staff. Mentoring. We offer one-to-one mentoring with teachers and with highly successful A2 students in order to challenge first year students and help them achieve high grades. Support. Academic support is offered throughout the year in the form of extra sessions, exam preparation tutorials and subject-specific revision skills workshops.

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3. Additional Opportunities Available

Model United Nations Conference – a chance to take part in a prestigious event in Birmingham centred on the workings of the United Nations

Learn Chinese or Hinglish - 12 week introductory language and culture courses giving you insights into travelling and working in the fast growing Chinese and Indian economies

Undertake an Extended Project Qualification - a chance to self-study in depth a topic or subject of particular interest to you. Show universities and employers your self motivation and academic potential


SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS

George Watson

Isabelle Eade

Blessing D’Aina

Joshua Bryant

The Regis School Level 3 BTECs in Music Performance and Music Technology. I will be attending ACM Guildford to study Music.

Miltoncross Academy A-Levels in Biology, Psychology and English Literature. Plan to go to university to study biological sciences and complete a placement year of work experience in this field.

St John’s College A Levels in Maths, Chemistry and Physics. Aston University to study Chemical Engineering MEng to work in an oil company or a cosmetic industry.

Admiral Lord Nelson School A Level Graphics and Level 3 BTEC in Creative Media (Games Development). Going to the University of Portsmouth to study a degree in Games Enterprise.

Monisha Rahman

Suman Marygiri

Joe Winzar

Erin James

Portsmouth Academy A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Applied Maths. Aiming to study optometry at university.

St Edmund’s RC School A Levels in Geography, Architecture and Maths. Aiming to go to university and pursue a career in Architecture.

Mayfield School A Levels in Geography, Law and Economics. Going to Aberystwyth University to complete a Geography degree, potentially followed by a Masters degree in a geography related topic.

Springfield School A-Levels in Business, Psychology and English Literature and Language. Studying a Business degree at University of Portsmouth.

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LEARNING PATHWAYS We offer a number of pathways for you to follow to help you achieve your aims and be as successful as you possibly can be at college. The student recruitment team will discuss these with you in more detail at your personal interview and again at enrolment. They will suggest combinations of subjects for each pathway which will help you succeed and enable you to move towards your longer term goals.

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1. Russell Group + Pathway

2. General A Level Pathway

Progression goal after College:

Progression goal after College: Degree study in an academic or more practical/vocational subject; an apprenticeship; employment with further training.

Degree study at a top 30 University. Entry Requirement: A minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9 -5 including English Language and Maths. Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A-Level choices (see pages 36-39). Programme of study: 3 A Levels and an Extended Project, including 2 traditional academic subjects. AS Further Maths might be applicable for some. E6 Programme (see pages 18-19).

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Entry Requirement:

3. Combined A Level / Vocational Pathway Progression goal after College: Degree study in an academic or more practical/vocational subject; an apprenticeship; employment with further training.

A minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9 -4, including English Language. Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A-Level choices (see pages 36-39).

Entry Requirement:

Programme of study:

Programme of study:

3 A Levels Maths GCSE (if you don’t have a grade 4 already) E6 Programme (see pages 18-19).

Equivalent of 3 A Levels, made up partly of vocational subjects (e.g. BTECs or CTECs). Maths GCSE (if you don’t have a grade 4 already) E6 Programme (see pages 18-19).

A minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9 -4, including English Language. Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A-Level choices (see pages 36-39).


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4. Level 3 Vocational Pathway

5. Level 2 Pathway

A LEVELS HAVE CHANGED!

Progression goal after College:

Progression goal after College:

Degree study in a practical/vocational subject; employment or apprenticeship in a specific area

All A Levels starting in 2017 will have been reformed. Assessment will take place after two years. AS Subjects will no longer be available at the college, other than in Further Maths.

Entry Requirement:

To progress to the Level 3 vocational pathway at Portsmouth College. To move into relevant employment, an apprenticeship or further education elsewhere.

A minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9 -4, including English Language.

Entry Requirement:

Programme of study: BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma, a Level 3 CTEC or a Level 3 NVQ. Maths GCSE (if you don’t have a grade 4 already). Work Experience/Volunteering with a relevant employer. E6 programme (see pages 18-19).

A minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9 -3, including English Language. Level 2 BTEC qualifications count towards this target if achieved at Merit or above. Programme of study: Level 2 BTEC/CTEC/NVQ GCSE English and/or Maths (if you don’t have a grade 4 already) E6 programme (see pages 18-19).

Disclaimer Details of each of our courses are provided on the following pages. However, the qualification and assessment authorities for England might yet require some modifications to the structure, content and availability of a small number of subjects. Our ability to offer any particular subject does also depend on levels of recruitment to that course. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every course listed here will run in 2018/19, nor that the subject content will be exactly as outlined.

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ADDITIONAL

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The table outlines any additional entry requirements for each of our courses (please see pages 34-35 for the basic entry requirements for each pathway). They also give the page number for more detailed information on each subject e.g. course content, enrichment opportunities etc.

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Subject

Page no.

English Language GCSE

Mathematics GCSE

Fine Art

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Grade 4

Architecture / 3D Design

48

Grade 4

Biology

115

Grade 4

Grade 5

Business Studies

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Grade 4

Grade 4

Chemistry

126

Grade 4

Grade 6

Classical Civilisation

89

Grade 4

Computer Science

81

Grade 4

Digital Film Making

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Grade 4

Drama & Theatre Studies

104

Grade 4

Economics

56

Grade 4

English Language

69

Grade 5

English Language & Literature

72

Grade 4

English Literature

70

Grade 4

Film Studies

76

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 5

French

73

Grade 5

Further Mathematics

98

Grade 4

Geography

87

Grade 4

Government & Politics

90

Grade 4

Graphics

50

Grade 4

History

88

Grade 4

Law

92

Grade 5

Media Studies

74

Grade 4

Photography

51

Grade 4

Physics

118

Grade 4

Grade 6

Psychology

126

Grade 4

Grade 5

Pure Mathematics

97

Grade 4

Grade 6

Religious Studies

94

Grade 4

Sociology

127

Grade 4

Textiles

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Grade 4

Grade 6

Careers advice, please see page 30-31

Support for high achieving students,

please see pages 32-33

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Notes

Grade 4 or above in Art (if taken at GCSE)

Higher grades in GCSE Art preferred. Portfolio evidence required at interview for all candidates.

Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred if taken at GCSE

Higher grades in GCSE Art preferred. If Art not taken at GCSE, portfolio evidence is required.

Minimum grade 5 in Biology and one other GCSE science subject or 5’s in Double Science.

Higher grades in Sciences preferred. No previous experience of this subject is required.

Minimum grade 6 in Chemistry and one other GCSE science subject or 6’s in Double Science.

Higher grades in Sciences preferred. No previous experience of this subject is required. Grade 5 in Computer Science GCSE if taken

Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred if taken at GCSE

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Other GCSE Requirements

No previous experience of this subject is required.

Grade 4 or above in Drama if taken at GCSE or Merit in a Performing Arts Level 2 vocational course No previous experience of this subject is required. GCSEs in English Language and Literature preferred. GCSEs in English Language and Literature preferred. No previous experience of this subject is required. Grade 5 or above in French GCSE

Higher grades in French preferred. Higher grades preferred in GCSE Maths. You must also enrol on A Level Mathematics.

Grade 4 or above in Geography if taken at GCSE

It is not necessary to have studied GCSE Geography. No previous experience of this subject is required.

Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred if taken at GCSE 4 or above in History if taken at GCSE

It is not necessary to have studied GCSE History. No previous experience of this subject is required. No previous experience of this subject is required.

GCSE at 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred.

No previous experience of this subject is required.

Minimum 6 in Physics and one other GCSE science subject or a 6 in Double Science.

Students taking Physics are also required to take A Level Maths. No previous experience of this subject is required.

No previous experience of this subject is required. No previous experience of this subject is required. GCSE 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred.

No previous experience of this subject is required.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 2: LEVEL 3 BTEC (AND EQUIVALENT) COURSES

Subject

Page no.

English Language GCSE

Applied Law

93

Grade 4

Applied Science

122

Grade 4

Business

57

Grade 4

Creative Media (Games Dev)

64

Grade 4

Criminology

128

Grade 4

Dance

105

Grade 4

Health & Social Care

81

Grade 4

ICT

62

Grade 4

Music Performance

110

Grade 4

Music Technology

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Grade 4

Performing Arts

106

Grade 4

Public Services

139

Grade 4

Sport and Physical Activity Development

131

Grade 4

Elite Football

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Grade 4

Mathematics GCSE

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SECTION 3: ALL LEVEL 2 COURSES (GCSES, LEVEL 2 BTECS, OTHERS) THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS HAVE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Subject

Page no.

English Language GCSE

English GCSE

77

Grade 3 required

Mathematics GCSE

100

Maths: Functional Skills L1/L2

100

THE FOLLOWING L2 SUBJECTS REQUIRE ONLY THE GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENT OF 5 GCSES AT GRADE 3 OR ABOVE, INCLUDING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AT GRADE 3 Subject

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CTEC Business

58

CTEC Creative Media (Games Development)

66

CTEC Health & Social Care

84

CTEC ICT

67

Public Services Level 2

141

Sport Level 2

134


ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Other GCSE Requirements

Notes

Minimum grade 4 in GCSE Science

4 or above in Dance (if taken) or level 2 Vocational Performance qualification Merit or above

4 or above in Music or level 2 Vocational Music qualification Merit or above 4 or above in Music preferred or level 2 Vocational Music qualification Merit or above 4 or above in performance subject at GCSE level 2 Vocational Performance qualification Merit or above Aspects of the course are physically demanding Please see the detailed course description before choosing your preferred sport course. Please see the detailed course description before choosing your preferred sport course.

Other GCSE Requirements

Mathematics GCSE Grade 3 required Not required

Notes

Aspects of this course are physically demanding An interest in sport is essential

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COURSE

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APPRENTICESHIPS PAGES 40 -45

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS PAGES 54 -59

COMPUTER SCIENCE, ICT & CREATIVE MEDIA PAGES 60 -67

ENGLISH, LANGUAGES, MEDIA & FILM PAGES 68 -79

ART & DESIGN

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

PAGES 45 -53

PAGES 80 -85

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MATHEMATICS

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PAGES 92 -101

PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC

SCIENCE

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COURSE LIST

HUMANITIES

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SOCIAL SCIENCE

SPORT & PUBLIC SERVICES

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PAGES 130 -137

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS & DISABILITIES PAGES 138 -140

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CHLOE EDDY

LEVEL 3 IN SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING APPRENTICESHIP CAREER AIMS: My short term plan would be to continue my role as a teaching assistant in Copnor Primary School, before studying at university to become a teacher. I decided to do a Level 3 apprenticeship in supporting teaching and learning when I left college after finishing my A levels. Thanks to Portsmouth College’s E6 programme, I had the opportunity to gain work experience in a school, so knew I enjoyed the teaching assistant role. The flexibility of the apprenticeship really appealed to me along with the opportunity to earn money, and gain industry experience, whilst studying. Every day I am faced with new challenges - no two days are the same at Copnor Primary School! I really enjoy the relationships I have built with the children I work with, particularly the child I work one to one with.

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I also enjoy learning about the theory behind my role with Portsmouth College. The course has given me the opportunity and confidence to help plan school trips and extra-curricular activities. Before I started the apprenticeship, I wasn’t interested in becoming a teacher, however after speaking to and working with the staff at Copnor Primary School, I have decided that I would like to go to university and eventually become a teacher.


In some sectors apprenticeships are the ideal way to progress into your chosen career path. They provide you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skill set required to fulfill a role in your chosen field, potentially leading on to fulltime employment. In addition: You can earn while you learn - minimum wage for apprentices aged 16-18 years is ÂŁ3.50* per hour. Gain a recognised qualification and experience in your chosen field Over 200 apprenticeships, across a wide range of industries, covering 1,200 job roles Most of your week at work (30 hours), with one day a week in college Local businesses are looking for apprentices to join their teams right now Great way to start your career and get your foot in the door of your chosen sector *Correct as of June 2017

Functional Skills Regardless of apprenticeship standard or framework all apprentices who have not achieved the appropriate level of Maths and English for their level of apprenticeship will have to complete a Functional Skills qualification. Entry requirements Employers might ask for two or more GCSE grades (A*-C) or equivalent, and relevant work experience in the sector for levels 2 and 3 . However, for some intermediate apprenticeships (Level 2) you may not need any formal qualifications. For apprenticeships at level 4 and above the entry requirements are: 5 x GCSEs (grade C or above), and you may need to have entry qualifications at Level 3 - such as A Levels, BTEC or OCR Cambridge National, NVQ Level 3 or an Advanced Apprenticeship. As part of the apprenticeship reforms those with a degree can now apply for an apprenticeship, as long as the degree is NOT in the area of the apprenticeship programme.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? Apprenticeships Frameworks (Level 2 and 3) Apprentices on apprenticeship frameworks will work towards work-based learning qualifications such as NVQ’s, and BTECs.

APPRENTICESHIPS

WHY TAKE UP AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Progress within a business or on to University or a Degree Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships Standards (Level 2, 3, 4 and 5) Apprentices on apprenticeship standards will work towards gaining the theoretical and practical skills related to their sector, devising a professional portfolio that highlights their experiences and achievements. Some standards include qualifications - please refer to specific course information. Apprenticeships at Level 3, 4 and 5 will usually involve you embarking on a supervisor, team leader, or management position depending on the sector.

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PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME As an integral member of the local community, and to ensure that our students are given the greatest opportunity to progress, we have made it our mission to secure a range of pathways to employment for our students. This demand has led to a dramatic increase in the size of our apprenticeship provision and the number of frameworks and standards we are now able to deliver. The College currently offers Level 2, 3, 4 and 5 apprenticeship frameworks & standards in:

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Accountancy (AAT) Business Administration Childcare Customer Service Practitioner Digital Marketing Hairdressing and Barbering Leadership and Management Supporting Teaching and Learning Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport Sports Development

Plus NEW opportunities developing all the the time!

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Find out more at www.portsmouth-college.ac.uk/apprenticeships Find us on Social Media Facebook: /apprenticeshipsatpc Twitter: @PortCollegeJobs Instagram: @pc_apprenticeships For further information on apprenticeships at Portsmouth College please contact: apprenticeships@tpc.ac.uk

ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: The key website for more information is: www.apprenticeships.gov.uk To find out about apprenticeships available in your area please visit this website: www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship


APPRENTICESHIPS

CALLUM BROWN

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP LEVEL 3 MARKETING Before finding my placement, I was considering the option of university or employment. I didn’t know much about apprenticeships at the time, but as I did more research I learnt that an apprenticeship was the way forward as I could get the best of both worlds! As I earn while I learn and avoid any of the debt that I would gain through going to university, an apprenticeship has huge benefits for progression in both a working and personal sense. I have gained valuable transferable skills and also will have a recognised qualification at the end. My role at GetMyFirstJob is varied and every day is different. Some days I can be monitoring the social media for the company and composing email campaigns to send out to our many clients and on other days I’ll be creating new articles and blogs for the website, that involves coming up with new and fresh content to focus on. I have also shown interest in learning about the management system of our different websites, which has been a very steep learning curve. In short, each day brings different things to do, most challenging but always fun!

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DESIGN

MELISSA TREACHER

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ST EDMUND’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN PHOTOGRAPHY, FINE ART AND CREATIVE WRITING CAREER AIMS: After completing my A-Levels, I plan to study a pre-degree in art and Design before studying photography at the University of Portsmouth. I chose to study at Portsmouth College, as they offered the best photography and art courses, as well as the facilities I felt I need to progress in these fields. The opportunities I have been offered, such as photographing at Victorious Festival and America’s Cup, have boosted my portfolio, and offered me incredible experiences to coincide with my studies.

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CONTENTS 47 Fine Art 48 3D Design/Architecture 49 Digital Film Making 50 Graphics 51 Photography 52 Textiles 53 Further Study and Careers Opportunities

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ART & DESIGN

FINE ART A LEVEL (PEARSON) 60% PERSONAL INVESTIGATION 40% EXTERNALLY SET PRACTICAL EXAM MINIMUM GRADE 4 IN ART REQUIRED, IF TAKEN AT GCSE

WHY STUDY FINE ART? Fine Art offers excellent opportunities to use and develop your imaginative and creative talents through intensive drawing skill based lessons. It combines well with most other subjects, although students looking for careers in specific fields of artistic design often choose to take one or two other courses in the visual arts portfolio.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? Fine Art students work with a range of drawing and painting media and techniques, including: pen, graphite, watercolour, ink acrylics, collage and mixed media. This course is recommended for students who enjoy devising creative work from observation and who are also comfortable with the use of a broad range of drawing media and methods. The course is 2D based and there is no 3D work. The emphasis, in order to meet the exam board requirements, is on drawing skills and developing students ability with mark making and use of colour skills in particular. Additionally, composition and how to effectively synthesise foreground with background will be an essential developmental skill that students should expect to acquire.

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RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) Enterprise: ­starting your own business

Extension: ­including practical visual arts projects outside College

Experience: ­gaining work experience in a visual arts related local business

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will have the opportunity to participate in our active partnership with the University of Portsmouth and the prestigious ASPEX Art Gallery. This might involve workshops at the gallery and with practising artists or being involved in exhibiting and curating. Some students’ work will also be submitted to the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, where last year an A2 student received an award for her portrait study. Regular trips include those to Tate Modern; Kew Gardens; The Victoria and Albert Museum and local galleries and exhibitions. Students must be able to draw to a proficient standard to be successful on this course.

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3D DESIGN/ ARCHITECTURE A LEVEL (PEARSON) 60% PERSONAL INVESTIGATION 40% EXTERNALLY SET PRACTICAL EXAM MINIMUM GRADE 4 IN ART REQUIRED, IF TAKEN AT GCSE

WHY STUDY 3D DESIGN/ ARCHITECTURE? Architecture is the process of designing buildings and other structures, taking into account form, function and wider environmental factors. You will work with 3D design software and modelling materials found in professional practice to develop specific skills in architectural design. You will also build confidence in creative thinking, graphic design, drawing (often using iPad apps), aesthetic appreciation and presentational skills.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) Enterprise: starting your own business

Experience: gaining work experience in an architecture related local business

Apple Ambassador: help other staff and students with the use of iPads

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will visit Architecture departments at local universities and could have the opportunity to work alongside undergraduate students. Recent students of Visual Arts subjects have participated in the New Creatives Exhibition at Portsmouth University, contributed to architectural design briefs for the College and won challenging design competitions for commercial organisations. Regular trips include those to Tate Modern; Kew Gardens; The Victoria and Albert Museum and local galleries and exhibitions.

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You will explore modern architectural design through detailed study of innovative buildings and structures from around the world. Examples locally include the Shard and the Gherkin in London and the IBM Pilot Office in Cosham, one of Sir Norman Foster’s earliest designs. You will learn how to sketch, draw and take photographs for concept and construction, and how to work with ‘Sketch-up’ the appropriate design software. In addition you will develop skills in the use of mood and work boards, and working with typography, colour palettes, surfaces and textures.

ST EDMUND’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN ARCHITECTURE, GRAPHICS AND LAW CAREER AIMS: My next step plan is to go on to study Architecture at Manchester University, with my overall career goal to become a practicing architect. Portsmouth College is one of the only colleges that offer A-Level Architecture, and take it seriously. The iMac facilities in the art department are great, and work really well with the iPad scheme, which is something that has benefited all of my subjects. The timetable fits with my studies perfectly, and allows me time to also be a member of the Student Union, which has been an incredible experience so far. My overall highlight from my time at Portsmouth College does have to be the Model United Nations trip, which was a fantastic opportunity that everyone should be a part of.


A LEVEL (WJEC) 60% PERSONAL INVESTIGATION 40% EXTERNALLY SET PRACTICAL EXAM MINIMUM C GRADE IN AN ART AND DESIGN GCSE SUBJECT PREFERRED

WHY STUDY DIGITAL FILM? This course is for students interested in the technicalities and creative possibilities of film and video. You will use industry standard software - and your own imagination and ingenuity - in projects to create films from scratch.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will develop knowledge and understanding in the following areas: Storyboards, camera techniques, composition, editing, cropping and pacing The function and quality of lighting in location work Use of sound and its interaction with moving images and text The work of others as a means of extending your film and video vocabulary

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DIGITAL FILM Enterprise: starting your own business

Experience: work experience in a local creative arts business

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES We encourage our students to enter regional and national competitions for young film makers, where their highly original and creative work has enjoyed considerable, awardwinning success. You will have opportunities to visit professional film studios and join presentations by visiting practitioners working in the industry. We also link up with the Film Production Department of Portsmouth University to explore the technology and challenges on offer at the next level of study. Regular trips include those to Tate Modern; Kew Gardens; The Victoria and Albert Museum and local galleries and exhibitions.

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GRAPHICS A LEVEL (PEARSON) 60% PERSONAL INVESTIGATION 40% EXTERNALLY SET PRACTICAL EXAM MINIMUM GRADE 4 IN AN ART AND DESIGN GCSE SUBJECT PREFERRED

WHY STUDY GRAPHICS? Graphics offers fantastic opportunities to combine your creative skills with sophisticated use of industry standard, design software. It is usually recommended that you take at least one other visual arts subject.

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SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN GRAPHICS, MEDIA STUDIES AND GEOGRAPHY CAREER AIMS: After my A-Levels, I plan to take a gap year to travel, as well as to explore university options for one of my A-Levels. The modern look and feel of the college is one of the key reasons I chose to come here, as well as the previous results that have been achieved. The courses they offer are best suited to me, and the use of the iPads are beneficial within all aspects of my studies.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? In Graphics you will be able to develop your skills in the field of information design through the application of colour, text and image. Work is mainly 2D-based and will involve developing skills using paint, collage, mono-printing and a wide range of digital design techniques. You will be using appropriate industry standard computer software (e.g. Photoshop) on high specification computers.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) Enterprise: starting your own business Experience: work experience with local graphic designers

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Large scale design work can be printed in house or you can work with one of our external print partners. You will learn how to publish online by writing and designing a contextual study, uploading the design files and having your work published to a professional standard. There will be opportunities to engage in live projects, organised by professional bodies such as Design & Art Direction. In this context, current A2 students are working on theatrical performance posters and postcard design projects. Regular trips include those to Tate Modern; Kew Gardens; The Victoria and Albert Museum and local galleries and exhibitions.

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A LEVEL (PEARSON) 60% PERSONAL INVESTIGATION 40% EXTERNALLY SET PRACTICAL EXAM MINIMUM GRADE 4 IN AN ART AND DESIGN GCSE SUBJECT PREFERRED

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) Enterprise: starting your own business Experience: work experience with a local photographer

Apple Ambassador: help other staff and students with the use of iPads

WHY STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY?

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Photography offers wonderful practical and creative opportunities whilst also extending your skills of written analysis and evaluation. Some students go onto further study or work in one of the specialist fields of photography. Others combine their photography with other Art & Design courses to keep numerous options open.

You will learn traditional darkroom skills and develop your confidence with digital cameras and the associated software. You will create portfolios of your work which provide valuable evidence to support your university application or progression into employment. iPads are used extensively in the Photography course, both as digital cameras and as creative manipulation tools via specialist apps. Regular trips include those to Tate Modern; Kew Gardens; The Victoria and Albert Museum and local galleries and exhibitions.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? This exciting course will enable you to develop your understanding and skills in the areas of: documentary photography, studio photography, computer image manipulation and black & white and colour film. You will also study the history of photography, critical analysis and photography as social document and art form. You will work with traditional darkroom wet photography as well as digital processes.

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OTHER INFORMATION Students are expected to have their own digital SLR camera for this course and should be prepared for this additional expense (those in receipt of a College Bursary (see page 29) will receive help with this cost. In addition, there will be a small termly charge for photographic materials.

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TEXTILES A LEVEL (PEARSON) 60% PERSONAL INVESTIGATION 40% EXTERNALLY SET PRACTICAL EXAM MINIMUM C GRADE IN AN ART AND DESIGN GCSE SUBJECT PREFERRED

WHY STUDY TEXTILES? Qualifications in Textiles can lead to a very wide range of interesting careers. There’s the whole field of fashion design of course, but also surface design (aircraft seats for example), fabric design, footwear etc

WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will work with a range of materials and processes using both traditional hand skills – experimenting with colour, mixing media, stitching, painting etc – and computer-aided technology. You might work with materials including cloth, yarns, tissue, plastics, paper, wire and recycled materials. You will be encouraged to look at historical and contemporary critical practice in the areas of fashion, interiors and fine art.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) Enterprise: starting your own business Experience: work experience in a relevant local business

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Recent students of Textiles have produced designs for the ‘Little Black Dress’ show in Birmingham and for a textiles exhibition in Brighton. You will have the opportunity to have digital design work printed professionally working with one of our specialist partners, Northbrook College of HE. In additional we welcome a number of visiting lectures from the Textiles Departments of some other higher education partners e.g. University of Winchester and Southampton Solent University. Regular trips include those to Tate Modern; Kew Gardens; The Victoria and Albert Museum and local galleries and exhibitions

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Level 3 qualifications in the exciting and fast moving world of Art and Design lead on to a very wide range of career opportunities in the creative industries. Our courses enable you to develop your skills in both traditional artistic media and in the rapidly developing field of digital technologies. For students aiming for higher level study and a career in the creative arts we usually recommend that you select two or even three Art and Design subjects.

ART & DESIGN

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Although our A level courses aim to develop your creative talents they will also help you to improve your skills in research, communication and written analysis and evaluation. The chance to participate in competitions, partnership work with universities, community projects and exhibitions will also add significantly to your ‘employability’ portfolio. Students of creative arts progress to a wide range of university degrees and subsequent careers. For example: FINE ART: art & design, architecture, illustration, art history, graphics and textiles. GRAPHICS: employed or self employed graphic designer, architecture, illustration, marketing, web design. TEXTILES: fashion design, surface design, fashion journalism, quality control PHOTOGRAPHY: photo-journalism, fashion photographer, wildlife photographer, graphic designer, police work, roles involving recording, analysis and archiving. 3D DESIGN: architecture, interior design, 3D modelling for graphics DIGITAL FILM MAKING: advertising and general marketing, publicity and PR, film making, TV AND FILM INDUSTRIES.

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CHLOE TODD

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN BUSINESS, MATHS AND BIOLOGY CAREER AIMS: After College, I aim to study a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 6) at IBM within the field of Marketing. I’ve really enjoyed College so far, and appreciate the amount of individual time I receive due to the timetable.

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CONTENTS 55 Business A Level 56 Economics A Level 57 Business CTEC Level 3 58 Business CTEC Level 2 59 Further Study and Careers Opportunities


A LEVEL (EDEXCEL) 100% EXAM

WHY STUDY BUSINESS? Business is an exciting subject that offers students the opportunity to develop a unique understanding of the modern business driven world in which we live. From planning and financing a business, through to managing a company and developing strategies to compete and succeed in the fast-paced global business environment, students will explore a diverse range of companies in a variety of markets. Throughout the course students will develop a number of transferable skills which will be useful in any future career. These include manipulation of data, making evidence based judgements, understanding problems and identifying solutions.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Enterprise: starting your own business Experience: work experience with a local employer Modern Business Languages including Hinglish and Chinese Apple Ambassador: help other staff and students with the use of iPads

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will take part in study days with local universities and attend other external visits such as Tutor2u seminars. External visitors from local businesses such as IBM or Ernst & Young will also feature throughout the year, giving valuable real-life insights into the business world.

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A two-year A-Level course: In year 1, you will study topics including business objectives and strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, human resources, and operations management which explores how products are made. You will be introduced to business operations and look in depth at the various functional areas needed for a business to succeed. You

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will look at how and why a business is set up at local, national and international marketplaces. In year 2, you will build on the first year by looking at how firms define their objectives and how technology, social media, environmental and ethical concerns influence strategic decision making in the national and global marketplace.The course is based on exams and you must be able to apply theory and concepts to case study scenarios.

MILTONCROSS ACADEMY LEVEL 3 BTEC IN BUSINESS AND ICT, AND A-LEVEL APPLIED MATHS CAREER AIMS: After completing my A-Levels, I plan to take a gap year to assess all of my potential career routes for the future. Currently I am inclined to study Accounting at University, but feel I need to properly think about all of my options. The staff at Portsmouth College are always so helpful, and treat you like adults as opposed to school children. There is a mutual respect between staff and students, that allows you to become more mature.

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ECONOMICS A LEVEL (AQA) 100% EXAM MINIMUM GRADE 5 IN MATHS GCSE REQUIRED

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Macroeconomics looks at the bigger picture, in Britain and abroad. What was the financial crisis and has it really ended? How are we affected by the growth of the Chinese and Indian economies? What is ‘deflation’ and why is it bad? What causes unemployment and what can be done about it? Can we have economic wealth and a solution to climate change? What will happen when Britain leaves the EU?

There are two core sections to A level Economics: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

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WHY STUDY ECONOMICS? Economics is a very well established and highly regarded academic subject. It provides great opportunities for research and discussion of some of the major challenges facing Britain and the world today.

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Microeconomics is all about the behaviour and decisions of consumers and businesses. What decides the price of your iPhone contract, your favourite chocolate bar and your holiday in Spain? Why do footballers earn so much and hairdressers so little? Who causes environmental damage and who should pay for it?

Young Investors Club Enterprise Course: how to start your own business Work Experience in a relevant local business Business Languages including Hinglish and Chinese PEP talks including on university applications

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will take part in study days with local universities and attend other conferences and visits for Economics students.

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PRIORY SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN ECONOMICS, MATHS AND LAW. CAREER AIMS: I am currently looking into different university options where I can study accounting, as I hope to become a chartered accountant. As well as being the most local to me, I chose Portsmouth College due to it’s wide variety of course options, as well as the fact that the timetable fits in so well with student life. Having free periods within the week has allowed me to participate in the E6 programme, which offered me work experience at Addo Accounting. This has offered me valuable insights into the career I want whilst boosting my C.V.


CTEC LEVEL 3 (OCR)

AVAILABLE AS: CTEC Certificate (equivalent to one AS level, one year) – 100% Coursework CTEC Introductory Diploma (equivalent to one A level, one or two years) – 100% Coursework

WHY STUDY CTEC BUSINESS? The world of business is evolving rapidly and has an increasingly important influence on our day-to-day lives. Through this qualification you will gain a broad understanding of business operations and develop valuable skills in this core area of the working world. The course is an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest trends and developments in business and to conduct investigations using work related contexts. There will also be a focus on the personal resources and skills needed to work within the modern business environment.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? The CTEC Level 3 in Business provides a fantastic opportunity to develop a broad knowledge and a wide range of skills for use in business environments. The mandatory units are: The Business Environment Business Resources Specialist additional units available include: Introduction to Marketing Internet Marketing

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Enterprise Course: Ignite, Spark and Kindling on how to start your own business P.E.P. Talks - to improve your chances of employment Relevant work experience

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will join trips to observe Business operations in local business environments. There will also be visits to Portsmouth and Southampton Universities to explore further progression opportunities. The college has close links with major local businesses such as IBM and AT&T, where students are able to take part in valuable employability activities.

JEMMA HALL

MILTONCROSS ACADEMY A-LEVELS IN ECONOMICS, MATHS, LAW AND CLASSICAL CIVILISATION CAREER AIMS: My main aim for the future is to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, with Exeter University as my insurance choice. After attending a taster day, I knew that Portsmouth College was the right choice for me. My teachers, and the careers teams, have been incredibly supportive throughout my studies and my University applications, and I feel as though their help and advice will ensure I achieve all that I wish to here.

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BUSINESS CTEC LEVEL 2 (OCR) 100% COURSEWORK

WHY STUDY BUSINESS CTEC? This course will give you an introduction to enterprise, business management and decision making. It provides excellent preparation for progression on to our level 3 CTEC in Business.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) Young Investor Club Enterprise Courses: how to start your own business P.E.P. Talks: including on job applications and C.V. writing Work Experience Placements

WHAT WILL I STUDY? There is one mandatory unit: People in Organisations There are a range of additional units that may be delivered; these will include: The Marketing Plan Business Online

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will be able to visit various local organisations to increase your experience of real business situations. Trips include a customer service based trip to the Spinnaker Tower.


The small and medium sized business sector is seen to be the main source of both economic growth and new jobs in Britain. So it’s extremely valuable to develop an understanding of how businesses work, how they organise their finances and how they survive in the wider world. Our Business courses offer you the choice of a traditional academic approach or the more flexible vocational option. Either of these routes will open up opportunities for university study or the chance to find an apprenticeship or employment straight after College.

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Some enterprising students will also be keen to start up their own small businesses. A feature of these courses is the chance for you to develop strong academic and employability skills. You will be involved in regular group work, discussions and activities and you will also significantly develop your research and independent work skills.

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MILTONCROSS ACADEMY BTEC LEVEL 3 ICT DIPLOMA AND BUSINESS SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA CAREER AIMS: My overall goal is to become a solicitor. I also aim to learn Japanese and Korean. I chose to study at Portsmouth College because of how welcoming, friendly and helpful the staff were during my first visit at an open evening. That made me feel very comfortable. I also had a chance to explore the College and speak to many teachers and I really liked everything I saw.

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CONTENTS 61 Computer Science A Level 62 ICT CTEC Level 3 64 Creative Media Production: Games Development CTEC Level 3 65 Games Development (ICT) CTEC Level 2 66 Information Technology (IT) CTEC Level 2 67 Further Study and Careers Opportunities

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A LEVEL (AQA) 80% EXAM / 20% COURSEWORK MINIMUM GRADE 5 IN GCSE MATHEMATICS AND GRADE 5 IN GCSE COMPUTER SCIENCE IF STUDIED

WHY STUDY COMPUTING?

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Computer Science is recognised as having an enormous importance on the economy and as an underpinning subject for Science and Engineering. With the rapid advances in computer technology and the breadth of use of this technology, especially web based technology and mobile devices, organisations are looking to recruit technology aware employees. This is especially so in the gaming and mobile industries and Computer Science meets these demands.

You will learn how to design, write and test programs and how the computer system takes the program you have written and turns it into an understandable form for the computer system. You will also learn how a computer system deals with data in relation to input, processing, storage, transmission and output. Computer Science develops skills such as problem solving as well as thinking creatively, innovatively, logically and critically.

Students who succeed in Computer Science are usually those interested in programming.

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The Computer Science course is based on two main areas of study: 1. Computer architecture, data and communications is all about the components that make up a computer system; data and how it is organised; programming methods and the impact of computers on society 2. Practical programming is writing programs to solve problems following a set method

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) PEP Talks – Time Management and University applications The Peer Mentoring Scheme Apple iPad Ambassadors

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES There will be various guest speakers and a visit to the University of Portsmouth to explore higher level opportunities in Computing and Networking.

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ICT CTEC LEVEL 3 (OCR) AVAILABLE AS: CTEC Certificate (equivalent to one AS) - 100% Coursework CTEC Introductory Diploma (equivalent to one A level, one or two years) - 100% Coursework

WHY STUDY CTEC ICT? ICT is a fast paced and ever changing industry, offering a wide range of employment opportunities, from core office operations to organisational security, website design and many more. This course will enable you to develop a broad understanding of software and hardware applications and the skills to upgrade and maintain computer systems. You will learn about real-world developments in information and communication technology and how to conduct investigations using work-related contexts.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? This CTEC course offers a huge range of potential units of study. Some are compulsory but many others are chosen by students and staff as specialist areas of study.

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RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) P.E.P. Talks, including finding employment and C.V. writing Relevant work experience in a local IT related business Enterprise Courses - how to start your own business

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES There will also be visits to Portsmouth and Southampton Solent Universities to explore progression opportunities in ICT. You will be able to join trips to observe ICT operations in local business environments and to take part in valuable employability activities with major business partners, IBM and AT&T. Collaborative work with the ICT departments of other colleges and outside organisations creates exciting workrelated approaches to assessment.

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MILTONCROSS ACADEMY LEVEL 2 / 3 BTECS IN ICT AND CREATIVE MEDIA CAREER AIMS: Currently, I am looking into different apprenticeship and university options. The E6 team secured me a work experience placement at Game Over cafe, which was an incredible experience. Work experience helped me to learn news skills and develop my social skills, and the environment is somewhere I felt comfortable in due to my interest in games. My work placement suited me perfectly, and I have since started a part-time job at Game Over, which is something I hadn’t expected.

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CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

GAMES DESIGN

& DEVELOPMENT CTEC LEVEL 3 (OCR) AVAILABLE AS:

CTEC Certificate (equivalent to one AS) - 100% Coursework CTEC Introductory Diploma (equivalent to one A level, one or two years) - 100% Coursework

WHY STUDY CREATIVE MEDIA (GAMES DEVELOPMENT)? The UK’s creative industries produce around £36 billion of output each year and employ around 1.5 million people – you could be a part of this thriving business sector! Our Creative Media Production qualification will provide you with opportunities to develop skills in the design and production of consumer gaming products and to explore how the games industry operates in a competitive, media orientated market place.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? The main elements of the course are: The Media Industry, Production Stages, Graphics Production and Programming. You will need to be ready to take on a range of different challenges and to work on new skills of relevance to the Creative Media industry. Two core units are taken by all students: Analysing Media Products and Audiences Specialist/optional units available include: Games Industry Animation Studies and Production 3D Modelling (Environments and Characters) Games Production

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P.E.P. Talks - including how to improve your chances of employment Computer Games Development Club Relevant work experience placements

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES There will also be visits to Portsmouth and Southampton Solent Universities to explore progression opportunities in ICT. You will be able to join trips to observe ICT operations in local business environments and to take part in valuable employability activities with major business partners, IBM and AT&T. Collaborative work with the ICT departments of other colleges and outside organisations creates exciting work-related approaches to assessment.


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PRIORY SCHOOL LEVEL 2 BTEC IN GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND ENGLISH CAREER AIMS: I plan to study Level 3 games development and GCSE English here at college before continuing to study games development at university. Portsmouth College offer a range of courses at a variety of levels, which is the main reason I chose to come here. Since coming here, I have managed to find a course that I love, and something I would like to continue a career with in the future.

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DEVELOPMENT CTEC LEVEL 2 (OCR) 100% COURSEWORK

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will be able to join a trip to a major gaming industry event, with specialist careers advice available and a chance to test some newly released games.

A ONE YEAR COURSE AVAILABLE AS: CTEC Level 2 Diploma – Equivalent to 3 GSCEs

This course provides an introduction to the field of design and production of consumer gaming products. You will explore how the games industry operates in a competitive, media-orientated market place and develop your own software and design skills. This qualification will enhance your knowledge and practical skills of digital games production. It is good preparation for progression on to the Level 3 CTECs in Media Production or ICT.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? This is a practical course which provides an opportunity to develop skills in the Creative Media Industry, and in particular in the development and production of games. The Diploma covers two mandatory units: Communicating in the IT Industry Working in the IT Industry Some of the specialist/optional units available include: Website Production Digital Games Production Digital Photography for a Media Product Graphic Design for Digital Media Digital Games Testing

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) Games Development Club Relevant Work Experience

P.E.P. Talks to improve things such as study skills and time management

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JACK JEUNE

WHY STUDY CTEC GAMES DEVELOPMENT AT LEVEL 2?

KING RICHARD SCHOOL LEVEL 3 BTECS IN CREATIVE AND MEDIA GAMES DESIGN AND ICT. CAREER AIMS: I hope to use my ICT skills to design technical items, possibly related to engineering. Currently, I am looking into the best way to go about achieving this career. My school careers advisor recommended Portsmouth College to me, and, after attending a taster day, I found that the courses peaked my interest. So far, my experience at the College has been great, and the staff here have been excellent. The welcoming atmosphere makes it easy to settle in, and the facilities are always available to help me with my studies.


TECHNOLOGY (IT) CTEC LEVEL 2 (OCR) 100% COURSEWORK

A ONE YEAR COURSE AVAILABLE AS: CTEC Level 2 Diploma – Equivalent to 3 GSCEs

WHY STUDY CTEC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)? This qualification offers a wide range of opportunities to develop your knowledge and understanding of key themes in the IT Industry. You will develop both practical and creative skills, with a focus on learning how to install and maintain hardware and software – ensuring that systems can function and be maintained effectively. The course is good preparation for progression on to certain IT related job roles or on to level 3 study in IT, Creative Media Production and other subjects.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? This course is both practical and creative, which will enable you to develop and apply IT knowledge to work related contexts. The Diploma covers two mandatory units: Communicating in the IT Industry Working in the IT Industry

Our various IT and Computer Science courses are designed to fit with the diverse strengths and interests of students and they offer very different progression opportunities. ICT courses are ideal if you are looking to develop extensive IT skills and an understanding of the broad range of business IT operations. These courses focus more on IT design and usage and on business decision making they have a less demanding mathematical content. As the name suggests Creative Media (Games Design) is appropriate if your future aims are in the field of computer games development. The course opens up possibilities for students interested in both the programming and production aspects of games and the more creative design and animation components. You will also learn about business operations in the very fast growing industry. Computer Science requires higher level maths skills and often combines well with Maths and Physics A levels. It will prepare you for a Computer Science degree and future careers in the computer programming industry. All of these subjects will enable you to develop analytical, reasoning and reflective skills and the important ability to validate the success (or otherwise) of a project. They are valuable preparation for a wide range of university degree courses and subsequent careers. Possibilities include:

Computing/Computer Science

Digital Applications/Engineering

Some of the specialist/optional units available include: Website Development Installing and Maintaining Computer Hardware Installing and Maintaining Computer Software Creating Digital Graphics

Computer Animation

Computer Games Enterprise

Computer Games Technology

Computing and Digital Sound

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Computing and the Digital Image

ICT (which can be combined with a huge range of other subjects)

Business (also available in combination with many other subjects)

Relevant Work Experience P.E.P. Talks

Enterprise Courses

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Collaborative work with the IT departments of other colleges and outside organisations creates exciting work-related approaches to assessment. There will also be external trips to explore approaches to IT in different contexts.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGES MEDIA FILM

ST JOHN’S COLLEGE A-LEVELS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE AND GOVERNMENT & POLITICS CAREER AIMS: I am currently looking into apprenticeship options, with my main career goal to become an events manager. The courses were the key reason I chose Portsmouth College, as they seemed tailored to fit my learning, as well as life after A-Levels.

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CONTENTS 69 English Language A Level 70 English Literature A Level 72 English Language & Literature A Level 73 French A level 74 Media Studies A Level 76 Film Studies A Level 77 Level 2 English Qualifications 78 ESOL­ 79 Further Study and Careers Opportunities

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LANGUAGE A LEVEL (PEARSON) 80% EXAM / 20% COURSEWORK GRADE 5 GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIRED

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) Creative Writing magazine Novel writing College Journalism

WHY STUDY ENGLISH LANGUAGE? This course focuses on the development over time of English as a language of communication. It is an excellent opportunity to improve your ability to analyse language, produce coherent, effective arguments and write creatively. It will also give you insights into the process of communication, whether spoken, written or electronic.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will be able to participate in visits (e.g. to the British Library) to explore how the English language has changed over time. We will also hear from experts in the field of children’s language development.

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OTHER INFORMATION WHAT WILL I STUDY?

ALASTAIR THOMPSON

The course focuses on a wide range of language issues and changes. You’ll explore the differences between planned and spontaneous communication, the effects of modern technology, geographical variations, and the importance of audience and purpose on how people communicate. You will also learn about the origin, development and variation of language, exploring how and why English has changed over time and why it is so important worldwide. The development of children’s spoken and written language is another significant component of the course.

This course can be taken alongside English Literature but cannot be taken with the combined Literature & Language qualification.

ADMIRAL LORD NELSON SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, MEDIA STUDIES AND GOVERNMENT & POLITICS CAREER AIMS: After completing my A-Levels, I am hoping to go to university to continue either media studies or politics. With an interest in modern society and current affairs, I hope to pursue a career in either of these fields. I chose Portsmouth College after having visited an Open Day, where the staff were very welcoming and knowledgable. They took an interest in what I wished to study and achieve, and offered support throughout the course selection process. The college facilities are very good, and the staff are always engaging. I enjoy learning.

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LITERATURE A LEVEL (PEARSON) 80% EXAM / 20% COURSEWORK GRADE 4 IN GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIRED

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WHY STUDY ENGLISH LITERATURE? Encompassing a very broad range of texts and ideas, English Literature gives you a unique opportunity to hone your skills of analysis and argument, as well as challenging you to question your own ideas and those of others. English Literature is a traditional, academic A level and highly regarded by all of the leading universities.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will explore an interesting and challenging selection of plays, prose and poems. Texts to be studied include the novels Never Let Me Go and Frankenstein; plays include The Importance of Being Earnest and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; we also study a set poetry anthology. This broad approach to literature will appeal to students who: Enjoy reading a wide variety of texts Like to explore the changing nature of prose and poetry Would like to explore how writers are influenced by the world they live in.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will be able to participate in visits to the British Library, theatres and cinemas in order to broaden your literary experience.

OTHER INFORMATION This course can be taken alongside English Language but cannot be taken with the combined Literature & Language qualification.


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PRIORY SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT & POLITICS CAREER AIMS: I aim to study English and Journalism at the University of Portsmouth, with the long term goal of pursuing a career in journalism. The college is in an easily accessible location, the open evening showed a number of interesting courses and recent upgrades to facilities promised the most up-to-date learning opportunities.

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LANGUAGE & LITERATURE A LEVEL (PEARSON) 80% EXAM – 20% COURSEWORK GRADE 4 IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE REQUIRED GRADE 4 IN ENGLISH LITERATURE PREFERRED IN ADDITION TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Texts to be studied include novels The Kite Runner, Frankenstein and Dracula, Shakespeare’s play Othello, poetry including the work of John Dunn and Carol Ann Duffy, and non-fiction texts on Paris.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will be able to participate in visits to the British Library, various theatres and to hearexperts in the works of Shakespeare.

OTHER INFORMATION Because this course is already a combined one, it cannot be taken with either of the other two English A levels.

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English Language & Literature is for students who enjoy reading acclaimed literature and who are keen to learn more about how writers create their imaginative worlds. It will also appeal to students interested in developing their creative writing skills and who have a fascination with how characters, description and plot are created and conveyed.

In this wide-ranging course there will be opportunities to study novels, plays and poems as well as a variety of non-fiction texts, with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of how the use of language influences the world around us. The course explores a number of theories, themes and concepts relating to the development of language and its application in texts. You will investigate distinctive styles of speech and writing and how these are used in different contexts.

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ASHLEIGH BERRYMAN

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MAYFIELD SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE, DRAMA AND PSYCHOLOGY CAREER AIMS: After college, I plan to study at university, with the aims of becoming a secondary school teacher. I chose Portsmouth College, as it was the only place that really suited me for my courses. Since starting here, the opportunities on offer to me have defied my expectations, and the E6 team helped me to secure work experience as a teaching assistant, which allowed me useful insight into the field of work I wish to pursue.


FRENCH A LEVEL (PEARSON) 100% EXAM GRADE 5 OR ABOVE IN GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND FRENCH REQUIRED There is an oral examination and two written papers Listening, reading and translation from French to English Writing a review (book or film) and a translation from English to French

WHY STUDY FRENCH? An ability to communicate fluently in a foreign language is a hugely valuable skill and will certainly enhance your career prospects. Our French course is also enjoyable in itself, offering small groups and a wide variety of activities. A level language qualifications are highly valued by the country’s leading universities.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will develop and test your ability in the key language skills: writing, speaking, reading, translating and listening. In addition to traditional work on grammar, comprehension and vocabulary, you will also have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the history, culture and current affairs of France. A language A level works well in combination with many other subjects and will provide you with a skill that is very much in demand.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will be encouraged to participate in a residential visit to a European country. We also welcome guest speakers and offer a trip to the languages department of a local university.

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STUDIES A LEVEL (EDUQAS) 30% COURSEWORK / 70% EXAM GRADE 4 IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE REQUIRED

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WHY STUDY MEDIA STUDIES? This is a fascinating and up-to-the minute subject which studies the relevance in our lives of current advertisements, television programs, films, magazines, radio etc. Media Studies is a very well established A level which will enable you to develop valuable and transferable academic skills: research, analysis, discussion and the construction of arguments in writing.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? The media around us dominates our lives. Learning how to analyse what you’re seeing and reading is a key part of this course. The media is hard to explain because it seems easy to understand – do you remember ‘learning’ how to follow a situation comedy? We also examine the impact of e-media e.g. text advertising, pop-ups, and how internet sites and social media have changed the way we experience individual and mass communication.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES If you are considering careers linked to the media, it would be very valuable to engage with elements of our E6 programme. For example, we can offer work experience at a local radio station, small business opportunities and trips to local cinemas screening documentaries/films which complement class studies. Also, do make sure to engage with the opportunities on offer to link up with universities/employers in the industry.


A-LEVELS IN MEDIA STUDIES, FILM STUDIES AND DIGITAL FILMMAKING CAREER AIMS: I plan to hopefully go to Bournemouth University to study film straight after college before I then go travelling. I chose Portsmouth college because it provided the courses best suited for my interests, particularly digital film as there is no other college nearby that offers this type of course. It was also a good location for me and I felt the size and style of the college was best for my personality and needs. Portsmouth College has a fully supportive team of staff and meets many of the students individual needs at all times. I am enjoying my experience.

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STUDIES A LEVEL (EDUQAS) 30% COURSEWORK / 70% EXAM GRADE 4 IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE REQUIRED

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WHY STUDY FILM STUDIES? Film Studies provides an opportunity to explore this popular and specialist area of commercial art whilst also enabling you to develop valuable and transferable academic skills: research, analysis, discussion and the construction of arguments in writing.

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Film Studies offers a fascinating insight into a modern, contemporary study. Is it art or is it commerce? Can film be considered a window on society? What are the uses of film as social documents depicting an ever-changing world? The debates range widely and the films you watch will take you from the familiar to the bizarre. Units of work include a study of film form and response – how do we ‘read’ a film and what is happening between the filmmaker and the audience? We will also study the industry as a producer and supplier of films – do we get to see the films we really want to see, or can we only choose from what we’re allowed to view?

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES If you are considering careers linked to the Film industry, it would be valuable to engage with elements of our E6 programme. We offer work experience through local employers to construct promotional films and get an insight into Film, as a visual advertising medium. We also enjoy free viewing at local cinemas and talks from outside speakers working in the film industry.


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QUALIFICATIONS The government has recently made it compulsory for students to continue with their studies in English Language if they have not already achieved a grade 4 or above at GCSE. If you already have a grade 3 in GCSE English you will re-take it in your first year at College. Making the step up from grade 3 to grade 4 will be hugely important for your chances of further study and employment.

ENGLISH GCSE (AQA) 100% EXAM

WHY STUDY GCSE ENGLISH? Grade 4 or above in GCSE English is vital for progression to a level 3 programme, employment, further education or university.

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There is also a literature component in all English GCSE courses. You will read a range of well known fiction and non-fiction books from the past 200 years. Your work in response to these texts will encourage creative and imaginative writing.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will be invited to attend trips linked to the texts that we study and you will use those experiences to enhance your creative writing.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? The course will encourage you to use a wide variety of English confidently and appropriately. You will develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing.

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FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) QUALIFICATIONS Our ESOL qualifications support students whose first language isn’t English. The courses that we offer are designed to help students gain the communication skills that are needed to progress in the workplace, education and beyond. We currently offer ESOL courses across six different levels: Pre entry Entry Level 1 Entry Level 2 Entry Level 3 Level 1 Level 2

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ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE (PEARSON) 100% EXAM

WHY STUDY ESOL QUALIFICATIONS? ESOL qualifications will enable you to develop skills and confidence to be able to use English in your studies or future employment. It will provide you with the opportunity to:

Develop English language knowledge and skills Achieve a nationally recognised qualification Develop personal growth and engagement in learning Develop English skills for personal and employment- related application Enable you to progress to higher levels of study

WHAT WILL I STUDY? All ESOL courses will cover three main components: READING Students will be expected to access a variety of texts from Entry 1 to Level 2. Text analysis will be expected at Entry 3 to Level 2. Reading at Level 1 and Level 2 is the equivalent to mainstream reading at Levels 1 and 2.

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WRITING Writing skills covered will be from simple compositions of fifty words or less up to more complex compositions of 240-460 words. You will be writing in different forms such as letters, articles and reports in both informal and formal styles. SPEAKING AND LISTENING Functional speaking skills are practised such as speaking to engage in discussion, speaking to gain information, listening for specific detail and giving presentations. All of these skills would be underpinned by grammatical language acquisition through the levels. All of these components are individually assessed by an externally set, paper based test or task.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Within your ESOL programme you will also have access to extra options. These will include Sport Activities and also Free Standing Maths Qualifications or GCSE Maths. There will also be opportunities to take part in cultural trips throughout the year.


ENGLISH All three English A levels are highly regarded academic subjects; English Literature is in the small group of ‘facilitating’ subjects favoured by the Russell Group of universities. You will develop skills essential to success in other areas of future study: Styles of communication, presentation structure, analysis and evaluation in your writing; confidence in discussion/argument, independent learning and creativity. This enables students with an English A level to go on to a wide range of degree courses and careers. FRENCH French is one of the ‘facilitating’ subjects favoured by Russell Group universities for their academic rigour and value in preparing you for a wide variety of degree courses. A language will also provide you with an exciting stepping-stone to greater employability and success in your work, both in this country and abroad. Whatever your career aims, greater fluency in a foreign language will enhance your value to potential employers and your self-confidence. MEDIA AND FILM These A Levels provide excellent preparation for a range of higher education courses related to the film and media industries. You might also choose to combine them with subjects such as graphics, digital film making or creative media, to open up career opportunities in the creative industries. Both subjects lend themselves to the development of essential academic and employability skills: Research and planning Teamwork and discussion Written communication and presenting ideas Creative use of technology

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Health & Social Care Diploma CTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care Certificate Level 3 Health & Social Care CTEC Level 2 Further Study and Careers Opportunities

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THE ACE ACADEMY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE; A-LEVELS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND BIOLOGY CAREER AIMS: My ambition is to become a successful mental health nurse, after doing a full degree in psychology at the University of Portsmouth. In my opinion, Portsmouth College has a very welcoming and supportive environment. Staff are always very friendly, and help is always at hand if you need it.

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SOCIAL CARE DIPLOMA CTEC LEVEL 3 (OCR)

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AVAILABLE AS: CTEC Subsidiary Diploma (1.5 A Levels, one year) – 100% coursework

CTEC Extended Diploma (3 A levels, two years) – 100% coursework

WHY STUDY CTEC HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE? The extended diploma is ideal for students who want their entire programme to be in health & care, social care and child care. This course could lead directly into employment or onto higher education. It is particularly good preparation for work in health care, nursing or social care.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES In addition to the work placement(s), all students will be involved in health promotion campaigns and in regular interactions with care service users. You will also be involved in various visits, offering an insight into the provision of care in realistic circumstances.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? In the extended diploma you will complete eighteen units of study over two years. You will be involved in primary and secondary research on a wide range of topics relevant to the care careers sector. You will also undertake a work placement in one or more local care settings*.

Some examples of units covered are: Effective Communication Equality, Diversity and Rights Health and Safety Development Through the Life Stages Anatomy and Physiology Personal and Professional Development Sociological Perspectives Psychological Perspectives

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SOCIAL CARE CERTIFICATE CTEC LEVEL 3 (OCR) AVAILABLE AS: Certificate (one AS Level, 1 year) 100% coursework

Introductory Diploma (one A level, 2 years) 100% coursework

Diploma (2 A levels, 2 years) 100% coursework

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WHY STUDY THIS CTEC HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE OPTION? An introduction to the health and social care sector through applied learning is ideal for students with some interest in health & care, social care and child care. The certificate courses support progression to higher education or employment, as part of a programme of study that includes other vocational or A level qualifications.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? In the introductory diploma you will complete 6 units of study over two years (the diploma covers 12 units over the two years). You will be involved in primary and secondary research on a wide range of topics relevant to the care careers sector. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a local care settings*. Some examples of units covered are: Effective Communication Equality, Diversity and Rights Health and Safety Development Through the Life Stages Anatomy and Physiology Personal and Professional Development Sociological Perspectives Psychological Perspectives

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES In addition to the work placement(s), all students will be involved in health promotion campaigns and in regular interactions with care service users. You will also be involved in various visits, offering an insight into the provision of care in realistic circumstances. * In order to complete a work placement students will be required to undertake a DBS check. The College will pay the costs associated with this requirement.


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KENNETH VILLANUEVA

TRAFALGAR SCHOOL HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE; A-LEVELS IN SOCIOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY CAREER AIMS: After my A-Levels, I hope to do a degree in adult nursing. As a result, I am currently looking into both the University of Southampton and the University of Portsmouth Portsmouth College was recommended to me by a family member, and after attending a taster day, I knew that this was the environment in which I wished to work, with all of the resources that I needed to achieve.

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Included within your study programme you will also participate in a three week skills based scheme. This includes a two week residential stay (weekdays only) where you will enhance your skills and complete practical assessments. This is a compulsory part of your study programme

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WHY STUDY LEVEL 2 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CTEC? This course could take you directly into employment or an apprenticeship in the growing health & social care sector. Alternatively, this could be a stepping stone to level 3 studies in health and social care or other subjects. To progress to level 3 you will need to achieve at least a merit grade overall and an English qualification at Level 2.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? This course provides an enjoyable, work-related experience of the health and care sector. Units to be covered include:

Communication in health and social care Individual rights in health and social care Individual needs in health and social care The impact of diet on health Human lifespan development Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care Ensuring safe environments in health and social care Cultural diversity in health and social care

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will be involved in health promotion activities within college and interactions with service users. There will also be a number of visiting guest speakers and trips to local and London venues.


The number of students studying health and social care courses has expanded rapidly in recent years. The health sector continues to grow and offers a very wide range of career opportunities; the NHS website features 350 job types in the sector!* Every year a number of students on health and social care courses choose to progress into work with children. For primary teaching we recommend the certificate course combined with ‘national curriculum’ A level subjects.

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Our courses will help you develop sound academic skills and provide excellent progression opportunities into higher education or various employment/apprenticeship roles, such as: Social work Social policy Childcare Healthcare support

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History A level Classical Civilisation A Level Government and Politics A Level Law A Level Applied Law BTEC Religious Studies A Level Further Study and Careers Opportunities

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MILTONCROSS ACADEMY A-LEVELS IN HISTORY, RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS CAREER AIMS: I am currently looking into university options, with an overall goal to venture into politics as a career. Guidance at my previous school led me to Portsmouth College, for which I am incredibly grateful. The College have given me the opportunity to work on and continue to achieve my dream. Staff offer fantastic support, and the overall atmosphere is ideal. I have been overwhelmed by the opportunities that have been presented to me, including becoming the President of the Student Union! and discovering new experiences in my studies, and feel as though Portsmouth College was the best choice for my future.


A LEVEL (PEARSON) 80% FINAL EXAM, 20% INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION

WHY STUDY GEOGRAPHY? Geography is one of the group of highly regarded A levels preferred by the top universities. It addresses many of the challenging issues facing the world today and is an exciting subject for students who enjoy exploring a wide diversity of topics and places. During the course you will develop many valuable geographical skills, which can be applied in numerous areas of work and life.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will study a combination of physical and human geography, including: Tectonic hazards – earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and secondary hazards such as tsunamis and landslides Coastal processes and landforms The water cycle and issues relating to variations in water supply The carbon cycle and issues relating to the supply and use of fossil fuels Globalisation - its causes and consequences for people and the environment

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Population change and migration at different scales Contrasts between different places within the UK The changing power of countries – the USA as a superpower and emerging superpowers such as China and India Global variations in health, human rights and conflict, and how they are addressed You will participate in at least four days of fieldwork in human and physical geography over the two years of the course.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options that might complement Geography are wide-ranging and include teaching assistant placements in the second year of the course, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and becoming an Apple iPad Ambassador, as well as many others.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will have the opportunity to participate in the department’s overseas residential trip. Previous destinations include Italy, Morocco, Krakow, Berlin, Iceland and New York.

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HISTORY 80% FINAL EXAM, 20% INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION

WHY STUDY HISTORY? History is one of the group of highly regarded A levels preferred by the top universities. A greater knowledge of History will provide you with a more sophisticated understanding of current national and international affairs. During the course you will develop many valuable, transferable skills in areas such as research, analysis, evaluation and presentational styles.

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This course will appeal to students who: Enjoy investigation and discovery Enjoy debate and putting forward a well-argued case Enjoy working more independently Want to study a subject which encourages the consideration of evidence in forming views of history Want to keep their options open

WHAT WILL I STUDY? Unit 1: Germany, 1918-89 Unit 2: Italy, 1911-46 Unit 3: The British Experience of Warfare, 1790-1918 Unit 4: Individual Research Extended Essay. This will focus on historical controversies surrounding Germany between 1918 and 1945.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options that might complement History are wide-ranging and include teaching assistant placements in the second year of the course, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and becoming an Apple iPad Ambassador.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES There will be day visits to conferences and a number of guest speakers. You will also have an opportunity to take part in the department’s overseas residential trip. Previous destinations have included Strasbourg, Krakow, Rome, Auschwitz, Morocco, Berlin and New York.

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PRIORY SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN HISTORY, LAW AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES CAREER AIMS: I am currently working alongside the careers team to look into both apprenticeship and university options, as well as future career pathways. The timetable was a key element that drew me to Portsmouth College, as it is very student centred and effective. On top of this, I had always heard good reviews of the college, and the fact that it is local made travelling even easier.


A LEVEL (AQA) 100% FINAL EXAM

WHY STUDY CLASSICAL CIVILISATION? This is an academic A level which combines elements of history, philosophy, religious studies and literature. It will enable you to develop skills of logical, critical analysis and fluency in written and spoken communication - all highly regarded by universities and employers. No previous study of a classical subject or knowledge of the Classical Greek or Latin languages is necessary.

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CLASSICAL PRIORY SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN CLASSICAL CIVILISATION, HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS CAREER AIMS: I am currently looking into different unversity options for history degrees. I chose Portsmouth College as the courses and facilities appealed to me as did the Humanities Department. I have enjoyed my studies here, and all of my teachers have been very helpful.

Classical civilisation complements many other A levels including: art, drama & theatre studies, English literature, religious studies, politics, law and history.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? Are you fascinated by the myths and legends of the past? Would you like to explore the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome? Would you like to learn more about the origins of our modern, western civilisation? Classical civilisation deals with the period of time from the heroic Bronze Age of Homer’s Odyssey, through to the world of Virgil and Augustus, Rome’s first emperor. By examining the history, culture, religion and technology of these societies and periods we can unearth the foundations of our modern way of life. Each of the topics includes a study of primary classical sources, either texts in translation or physical evidence, and all encourage candidates to gain an understanding of Greek and/or Roman societies and their values.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options that might complement Classical civilisation are wideranging and include teaching assistant placements in the second year of the course, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and becoming an Apple iPad Ambassador.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will have the opportunity to participate in museum visits to view Roman and Greek artefacts. Overseas visits are also offered, which in previous years have been to Greece and Rome.

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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS A LEVEL (PEARSON) LIKELY TO BE 100% FINAL EXAM

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options that might complement Government and Politics are wide-ranging and include teaching assistant placements in the second year of the course, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and becoming an Apple iPad Ambassador.

WHY STUDY GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS? The course is an excellent choice for students with an interest in politics, society and current affairs. You also develop skills of communication, analysis, evaluation and the consideration of a range of viewpoints.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? Currently, students study the political systems of the UK and USA.

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British topics include: The roles and functions of political parties and pressure groups Different types of electoral systems Recent controversies in British democracy The composition and powers of parliament, the PM and the judiciary US topics include: Political systems and representative processes in the USA Electoral structures, campaign finance and voting behaviour Democrats, Republicans and minor parties Racial and ethnic issues and policies in American politics.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES There will be visits to Parliament and to off-site conferences for Politics students. You will also have an opportunity to take part in the Department’s overseas residential visit. Previous destinations have included Brussels, Strasbourg, Rome, Auschwitz and New York.


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FORIDA RAHMAN

PRIORY SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS, LAW AND SOCIOLOGY CAREER AIMS: After completing my A-Levels, I am to go to university to study law. So far, College has been great. My teachers are very supportive of me and are always helpful. On top of this, the E6 course has allowed me to develop my confidence within interviews, as well as my C.V.

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LAW LAW A LEVEL (OCR) 100% FINAL EXAM GRADE 5 IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE REQUIRED

WHY STUDY LAW? If you like arguing your case then this is the course for you. You will develop the skill to communicate effectively and therefore, to present your arguments in a logical and sustained manner. Law combines well with virtually any other A level subject.

You will explore in detail the English legal system, sources of law and the nature of law. This will include exploring sentencing, the roles of solicitors, barristers and judges and the origins of English law. You will learn about a range of interesting cases that have been used to develop the law and modern developments that are impacting on you today.

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You will also study three key areas of the law: Criminal Law: you will study a range of offences, including murder, grievous bodily harm (GBH), robbery, burglary and defences such as insanity, self-defence and intoxication. Contract Law: you will study the components of a contract starting from formation of a contract through to remedies if a contract is broken. Tort Law: you will study a range of torts such as product liability, negligence, employers’ liability and trespass to the person. This course requires the ability to understand and use the specialist terminology and style of English used in the legal system today. This is why a good grade in English Language GCSE is required for this subject.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS E6 options that might complement Law are wide-ranging and include PEP talks, relevant work placements and becoming an Apple iPad Ambassador.

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You will visit the local law courts, parliament and the Supreme Court in London. There will be guest speakers from the legal professions and the opportunity to participate in the Bar National Mock Trials. You will also have an opportunity to take part in the Department’s overseas residential trip. Previous destinations have included Krakow, Auschwitz, Rome, Venice, Morocco, Berlin and Iceland.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

ST EDMUND’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN LAW, HISTORY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAREER AIMS: My ambition is to go to university to study law, and eventually get a career within the law industry, either as a solicitor or barrister. To me, Portsmouth College had the best environment and felt the least like school. Teachers are always committed, and show a genuine interest within your studies and success, and the E6 Programme offers a range of opportunities to improve employability and lifelong character skills.


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BTEC LEVEL 3 (PEARSON) 50% COURSEWORK 50% CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT

AVAILABLE AS: BTEC Certificate (equivalent to 1 AS level) BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A level)

WHY STUDY THIS SUBJECT? This course offers an exciting alternative to A level Law for those who prefer coursework to written examinations. You will gain invaluable academic and practical skills and will gain a nationally recognised vocationally-specific qualification. It enables you to develop skills required within the legal sector and it also gives you the opportunity to progress onto vocational qualifications in higher education, such as foundation degrees in Business and Law and some Law degrees. The course also provides exciting routes into legal apprenticeships and legal executive courses.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? Units include the following: Civil dispute solving in the legal system law of negligence in English law Developing legal skills of research, communication and synthesis Understanding law making - how are laws made? How do judges make decisions? Aspects of legal liability - what do you need to prove in court to convict? Purposes and types of sentences imposed in court Contract law - forming and ending a contract your rights! Aspects of tort - negligence, employers’ liability and trespass to the person Aspects of consumer law - your rights when you buy goods or services!

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS E6 options that might complement applied law are wide-ranging and include the PEP talks course, work placements and becoming an Apple iPad Ambassador.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will have opportunities to visit the local courts and attend seminars by guest speakers.

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STUDIES RELIGIOUS STUDIES A LEVEL (AQA) 50% FINAL EXAM

WHY STUDY RELIGIOUS STUDIES? Religious studies is a very well established and highly regarded academic subject. It will enable you to explore and debate to a deep level many of the controversial but important issues facing society today. It will also increase your awareness of the great diversity of beliefs and ethical viewpoints that exist in the 21st century. It is a subject that has a great deal of relevance to everyday life and the challenges, opportunities and choices we all face.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will study a major world religion in depth: its sources of authority, the purpose of life on earth, beliefs about death and the afterlife, how life should be lived, issues relating to gender, sexuality, multiculturalism and scientific developments. You will explore philosophical ideas about God, the problem of evil and suffering in the world, the nature of religious experiences and questions about the existence of a soul. You will also explore a variety of ways in which we make moral decisions, based on religious and non-religious ideas.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS E6 options that might complement religious studies are wide-ranging and include teaching assistant placements in the second year of the course, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and becoming an Apple iPad Ambassador.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will have the opportunity to visit some places of worship and also benefit from a number of guest speakers. You will also have the opportunity to take part in the Department’s overseas residential trip. Previous destinations include Rome, Venice, Morocco, Krakow, Auschwitz, Berlin and New York.

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CAMS HILL SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES, HISTORY AND PSYCHOLOGY CAREER AIMS: After College, I plan to take a gap year to go travelling and volunteer. I chose Portsmouth College because the courses were exactly right for me, and the iPad scheme seemed to modernise learning. Having now worked on the iPads, I can say that they are very useful, and help me with organising my work and deadlines.


Our 6 A level courses are all well established academic subjects. They are highly regarded by both universities and employers because of the opportunities they provide for academic and transferable skills development. History and geography are also in the small group of ‘facilitating subjects’ favoured by the Russell Group of universities.

HUMANANITIES

FURTHER STUDY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Your work in any of the humanities subjects will enable you to evaluate and analyse information, weigh up evidence and communicate complex ideas effectively. You will be involved in regular discussion exercises and will develop confidence in arguing and presenting your point of view. You will also develop your ability to work independently. The humanities subjects are valuable preparation for a huge range of university degrees and subsequent careers. Possibilities include: HISTORY: careers in the media, business, law, journalism, public administration, politics. LAW: business, management, finance, the police, customs and excise, social work. Similarly for Applied Law but perhaps with fewer opportunities to study Law LLB at university. RELIGIOUS STUDIES: health care, social work, education, public administration, business management GEOGRAPHY: meteorology, surveying, environmental management, planning, conservation, mapping, tourism, teaching GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: management, media, law, the civil service, local government, journalism CLASSICAL CIVILISATION: museum work, library and archive work, administration, finance, law, journalism, police work, teaching

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FREYA PALMER

ADMIRAL LORD NELSON SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN MATHS, CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS AND GEOGRAPHY CAREER AIMS: I am currently looking into earth science degrees. Everyone here is really friendly, and there is always a positive atmosphere.

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MATHEMATICS A LEVEL (AQA) 100% EXAM MINIMUM GRADE 6 IN MATHS GCSE REQUIRED

WHY STUDY PURE MATHEMATICS? Mathematics is one of the most highly respected and valuable A levels. It combines well with virtually all other subjects and is increasingly considered to be essential for students who are also taking one or more of the sciences at A level.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will study broad areas of pure mathematics which include calculus, trigonometry, algebra and proof, as well as explore mechanics and statistics in some depth. You will find that your algebraic and problem solving skills develop rapidly; structured revision will help you to achieve your full potential.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The Mathematics Department is always keen for mathematics students to engage in local and national competitions. All of our students are encouraged to enter the United Kingdom Mathematics Challenge (UKMT). There is also an opportunity to support Maths Challenge events run for students from our partner schools. We make full use of the opportunities presented by iPad technology: Ezy Graph, Doodle Buddy and Google Classroom are some of the Apps used to explore and practise mathematical methods and applications. We also link up with local universities to explore progression opportunities in mathematics and other degrees with a significant mathematics content.

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MATHEMATICS AS & A LEVEL (OCR) 100% EXAM A MINIMUM GRADE 6 IN GCSE MATHS IS ESSENTIAL AS WELL AS STUDYING PURE MATHS A LEVEL AT COLLEGE

WHY STUDY FURTHER MATHEMATICS? You should take this course if you particularly enjoy, and are very good at, mathematics. Further mathematics is an ideal option if you are considering higher level study in maths, physics or engineering. It is also an effective complement for courses in business, economics and computing. Further mathematics can only be taken if you have also opted for pure mathematics A level.

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You will study areas of mathematics that complement and further your studies in A Level mathematics. In addition to a core of pure mathematics encompassing complex numbers and matrices among other things, you will also develop your knowledge of applied mathematics with the statistics and discrete mathematics options.

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PRIORY SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN MATHS, FURTHER MATHS AND PHYSICS CAREER AIMS: I plan to go to Exeter University to study either maths, physics or engineering. I chose Portsmouth College as it had a good atmosphere, and offered subjects that I wanted to progress in. When attending the Taster Days, I found staff to be very welcoming and supportive, which secured my decision to come here. It’s been a nice experience here so far. My teachers have been more than helpful, and I like the level of maturity on offer to me, allowing me to act, and be treated, like an adult. The iPad scheme has also benefitted my studies beyond what I expected.

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RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) Employability – Time Management Experience – Peer Mentoring Scheme Enterprise – Apple iPad Ambassadors

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The Mathematics Department is always keen for mathematics students to engage in local and national competitions. All of our students are encouraged to enter the United Kingdom Mathematics Challenge (UKMT). There is also an opportunity to support Maths Challenge events run for students from our partner schools. We make full use of the opportunities presented by iPad technology: GEOGEBRA, Matrix Solver, Ezy Graph, Doodle Buddy, Google classroom and Tiny PDF are some of the Apps used to explore and practise mathematical methods and applications. We also link up with local universities to explore progression opportunities in mathematics and other degrees with a significant mathematics content.


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MATHEMATICS 100% EXAM; A ONE YEAR PROGRAMME

WHY STUDY CORE MATHEMATICS? Core maths helps to develop mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such as A-level business studies, economics, psychology and geography as well as technical and vocational qualifications. This is an exciting and engaging new mathematics qualification that sits comfortably between GCSE and A-Level, filling a long overlooked gap, equivalent to one AS level.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? Within this course you will develop skills in various areas of mathematics. Core maths will cover maths for personal finance, including student loans, tax and mortgages. You will study critical path analysis which is a widely-used project management tool that uses network analysis to help project managers to handle complex and time-sensitive operations. You will also work with data, looking at a number of statistical diagrams and techniques.

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CLAIRES COURT SENIOR GIRLS SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN MATHS, FURTHER MATHS AND PHYSICS CAREER AIMS: I intend on going to university to study either physics or engineering. The teaching here has been some of the best, if not the best, I’ve had in all the schools I’ve been to. The iPad scheme has really enhanced my learning. There have been a lot of opportunities I have been able to take part in, e.g. The Blott Matthews Project, UKMT Maths Challenge, Volunteering to teach maths, being a student ambassador and learning chinese.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES We make full use of the opportunities presented by iPad technology; enabling students to investigate real world problems and solve them using mathematical techniques. Students are also asked to use iPads for creating presentations and reports on research projects. We also link up with local universities to explore progression opportunities in mathematics and other degrees with a significant mathematics content.

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GCSE AND FUNCTIONAL SKILLS MATHEMATICS QUALIFICATIONS The government has made it compulsory for students to continue with their studies in mathematics if they have not achieved a standard pass, or grade 4, at GCSE. 1. If you achieved a grade 3 in GCSE Mathematics you will need to re-take it in your first year at college. You may not be keen to study GCSE Mathematics again; however, leaving college with a good GCSE pass will be hugely valuable in terms of your future education and career aspirations.

2. If you achieved a grade 2 or below in GCSE Mathematics you will be required to continue studying mathematics in order to obtain a qualification that is recognised as a ‘stepping stone’ towards future success at GCSE. The Functional Skills course outlined below will allow you to obtain a new qualification in mathematics as well as supporting you in securing a good pass at GCSE in the future.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS (AQA) LEVEL 1/2 100% EXAMINATION

GCSE MATHEMATICS (EDEXCEL) FOUNDATION TIER (GRADES 1 - 5) 100% EXAMINATION

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

A good pass in GCSE Mathematics is essential for many progression opportunities in both education and employment.

You will learn how to apply maths to everyday situations and use maths in a systematic way to find solutions to problems. You will also study a scheme of work that covers GCSE content up to grade 2 in order to prepare you for the GCSE programme of study.

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mathematics: number, algebra, geometry & measures and probability & statistics.

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You will require a pass in the Functional Skills examination in order to progress on to the GCSE programme.

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ADMIRAL LORD NELSON SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN MATHS, FURTHER MATHS AND PHYSICS CAREER AIMS: I aspire to go to the University of Portsmouth to study civil engineering. I’ve really enjoyed College so far, and appreciate the amount of individual time I receive due to the timetable.

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FURTHER STUDY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES LEVEL 3 MATHEMATICS It is well known that an A level in a mathematics subject is an extremely valuable asset. Universities and employers welcome the transferable skills developed through these challenging subjects. Maths also provides a strong ‘core’ in combination with other subjects. You might also choose maths because you enjoy it and are good at it. However, maths is also an essential subject if you are planning to take most science courses or computing. A level maths and further maths are in the small group of ‘facilitating subjects’ favoured by Russell Group universities. Your work in any of the maths courses will enable you to analyse and evaluate information, sharpen your ability to use reasoning and logic and help you develop resilience in problem solving situations. Maths subjects are particularly recommended for the following degree courses and related careers: Pure maths: architecture, economics, psychology, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science Further maths: maths, physics, engineering, computer science In addition, core maths should be seriously considered as an extra subject to go alongside A level subjects like economics, business studies, geography and psychology. LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 1 MATHEMATICS For students who have not achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE Maths, the GCSE resit programme is vital for all students who will achieve Grade 3. If you are likely to achieve grades 1 or 2, our level 2/level 1 programmes are vital stepping stones to achieving a grade 4 at GCSE. This is key to further progression in education and to finding employment.

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SOPHIE LEE

PRIORY SCHOOL CTEC PERFORMING ARTS AND A-LEVEL DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES CAREER AIMS: I am currently looking into university options for drama, and plan to get a degree prior to travelling. I chose Portsmouth College because the courses seemed fun, and the teachers seemed friendly and passionate about their subjects. There are so many chances to go on trips and perform in lots of different plays, which is fantastic experience for my future pursuits.

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AND THEATRE STUDIES A LEVEL (AQA) 60% PRACTICAL EXAMINATION / 40% WRITTEN EXAMINATION Minimum Grade 4 in Drama required (if taken at GCSE), or a Merit in a Performing Arts level 2 vocational course

WHY STUDY DRAMA & THEATRE STUDIES? Drama is a very well established academic subject involving strong practical and theoretical components. It provides excellent evidence of your skills in English, communication and group work.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will start by investigating the four key practitioners who have shaped modern theatre - Stanislavski, Brecht, Artaud and Brook, looking at their practical and theoretical ideas about both acting and directing plays. You will see a range of live professional theatre performances in London, Stratford-upon-Avon and locally which will support your theoretical understanding of performance styles. At the end of your second year, you will sit an examination based on your exploration of two set texts (one from the 20th century and one written before 1800) focusing on how an actor, director or designer would bring each play to life on stage. Your practical acting skills will be assessed in two live performances to examiners. One is of a contemporary scripted play, and the other is a devised piece that you will create as part of a group.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Take part in our ‘Pop Up Student Theatre’ initiative - a student led group that will create short performances of classic and contemporary plays to perform in and around Portsmouth. In addition, there are frequent trips to theatres in London and across Hampshire. In year two we have a trip to Stratford-uponAvon where you take part in workshops and see a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.


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CTEC LEVEL 3 (OCR) ST EDMUND’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL CTEC PERFORMING ARTS AND DANCE CAREER AIMS: After college, I will be studying theatre for children and young people at the University of Winchester. I chose Portsmouth College because of the outstanding performing arts department and the opportunities and experiences that the college could provide for me. In comparison to the other colleges I found the teaching standards second to none. I wouldn’t be in the great position I am in now without Portsmouth College. It shaped me to the person I wanted to be and challenged me to things I didn’t think I could do and achieve. My course and the network of friends that I have made have been brilliant and this has been the best two years of my life.

100% COURSEWORK – 60% PRACTICAL / 40% WRITTEN 50% EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT / 50% INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

WHY STUDY DANCE? Studying dance enables you to develop a wide range of physical skills as well as enhancing and channelling your creativity. The course also promotes excellent communication and team work skills.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will develop your dance technique and work on new choreographic and performance skills to communicate themes and intentions to an audience. You will also develop your research, evaluative and analytical skills through the study of established dance practitioners, past and present. Units you will study or the two years: Dance Technique Dance Choreography Developing Dance & Movement Workshops Preparing to Work in the Performing Arts Industry Proposal for a Commissioning Brief Influential Performance Practice Assessment is through coursework tasks and practical performance examinations. Three of the units are externally assessed.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES We hope you will join the College’s highly successful Rock Challenge team to compete in the National Performing Arts competition held at Portsmouth Guildhall. In addition, it is essential for you to join trips to see professional dance companies at local and London venues. There will also be opportunities to become a subject Apple Ambassador, supporting the use of iPads within Dance.

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Specialist Units: Jazz Dance Musical Theatre Techniques

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options which would complement this course include:

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have studied drama or dance at GCSE and achieved a Grade 4 or above or have achieved a level 2 performing arts qualification at merit or above. However students with performance experience outside of school may also apply.

WHY STUDY BTEC PERFORMING ARTS? It is an opportunity to study the three performance disciplines at a higher level which will enable better progression to a university or drama school, in the first instance and then potentially working in 106 the industry as a career following successful auditions. The course allows you to develop self-confidence, presentation skills, personal discipline, time management and group work skills which are highly regarded by both employers and higher education.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will study acting, singing and dance from a vocational perspective, learning the skills a performer needs for either higher level study or in some cases, initial entry into the industry. Practical work drives the course, but there is a significant element of written work and external assessment via controlled conditions assignments. You will take part in practical workshops and assessed performances to audiences as well as creating work to a commission brief. You will learn a range of practical skills and techniques across the three disciplines of acting, singing and dance. You will focus on the work of established performance practitioners and develop your critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of their work as you undertake research and extended writing tasks. Core units: Investigating Practitioners’ Work Developing Skills & Techniques for Live Performance Group Performance Workshop Performing Arts in the Community Individual Performance Commission Final Live Performance to an Audience

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Work experience Rock Choir Rock Challenge Pop up Theatre

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES A number of our students take up work experience placements in technical theatre or as teaching assistants. Rock Challenge is at the heart of our work in the performing arts department. If you study the BTEC, it is expected that you join our premier league team either as a performer, choreographer or as part of the large production crew. Rock Choir is a fantastic opportunity to extend your singing skills in a wider environment with performances on professional stages in Portsmouth throughout the year.


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MAYFIELD SCHOOL CTEC PERFORMING ARTS AND A-LEVELS IN DRAMA & THEATRE STUDIES AND TEXTILES CAREER AIMS: I am planning to audition for universities that specialise in drama and performing arts. The amount of trips I have been on for my class is great, especially the theatre trips as it is broadening the types of theatre I experience.

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TECHNOLOGY BTEC LEVEL 3 (PEARSONS) 100% INTERNAL ASSESSMENT You should demonstrate a keen interest and desire to study in this subject area. It is preferable that you have studied music or music technology at GCSE and achieved a grade 4 or above, or have achieved a level 2 music vocational qualification at Merit or above.

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WHY STUDY MUSIC TECHNOLOGY? Developing your skills and encouraging students’ creativity is one of the priorities of the course to allow you to progress to higher level study or in some cases, initial entry into the industry. You do not have to play an instrument to study music technology, but there are significant elements of written work. You will take part in practical workshops as well as working in our mac suite running Logic Pro, both independently as well as in groups.

You will: Learn a range of sound recording techniques Experiment with audio and MIDI manipulation Operate live sounds in professional venues Create music and sound for film Develop skills to perform using technology Discover professional practice in the entertainment industry The course allows you to develop your academic ability; self-confidence; presentation skills; personal discipline; time management and group work skills, which are highly regarded by both employers and higher education.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options which would complement this course include: Rock Choir Music Theory Work Experience

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You will learn a wide range of practical skills and techniques within the studio and the mac suite as well as develop theoretical knowledge surrounding recording techniques. You will develop your critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of the music industry through both practical and written tasks.

There are additional work experience opportunities to allow better progression to a university, in the first instance and then potentially working in the industry as a career:

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Music Technology / Performing Arts Apprenticeship Program. Take the opportunity to enrol on our apprenticeship scheme within Music Technology and Performing Arts. Within this you will help support a thriving department and learn invaluable skills to work within the industry. You will have key responsibilities within the department and help make performances happen.


Rock Choir Sing in our very own Rock Choir where you will perform at gigs as well as develop as a choir. This is a great chance to also develop your understanding of vocal harmony, chord shapes, structure, timing and the tone of particular music genres. Rock Challenge Plan, choreograph and rehearse an eight minute piece of dance theatre and then perform in this national competition. Students who take part will learn more about creating a piece of theatre and working as a team; you will make new friends and get the opportunity to perform on a professional stage. Apple iPad Ambassadors Develop new and innovative ideas to support your teachers and peers in your classes with the use of the iPad. You will receive Apple accredited training which will provide you with a host of ideas that could be adapted in your future workplace or study.

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Music Theory Learn how to read music and gain an ABRSM qualification. This is essential for all performers working within the music industry but also for producers to understand the theory behind music. This qualification can develop your existing knowledge as well as make you stand out on a university application.

BTECS IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE CAREER AIMS: I am staying for a third year at Portsmouth College, and will then be applying to BIMM Brighton to become a session musician. I chose Portsmouth College because of the atmosphere in the music department and the great help and support of the teachers. I think that my college experience would have been vastly different without them.

Professional Studio / Sound Engineer Experience Take the opportunity to record your own music in our College studio free of charge, while using industry standard equipment. You could also have the chance to work as the chief sound engineer for one of the college productions.

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PERFORMANCE BTEC LEVEL 3 (PEARSONS) 60% EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT / 40% INTERNAL ASSESSMENT You are required to have a minimum Grade 4 in Music or have achieved a Merit on a Level 2 Vocational Music course

AVAILABLE AS: BTEC Certificate in Music Performance (1st year- equivalent of 1 AS level) Subsidiary Diploma in Music Performance (2nd year- equivalent of 1 A level)

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or sing. You will focus on your solo performances but will also be required to make significant contributions to group performances in a range of styles and disciplines. These group performances will develop your team-working skills as well as expand your knowledge and experience of different musical genres. Part of the course will be exploring your ability to improvise and as these skills develop, your potential as a musician significantly grows.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? The course explores all aspects of popular music and the music industry. Performance techniques for different genres of popular music will be at the centre of your work. There will be extensive opportunities to practise and develop your skills on the instrument of your choice (including voice). We will also work on the professional use of microphones, instruments and PA equipment in front of an audience. The performance aspects of the course lead to many gigs throughout the year, organised by the group, at which you showcase your talents. You will be taught music theory, to enhance your understanding of melody, harmony and rhythm. This will also give you the tools for success at music college or studying a music course at university.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will have great performance opportunities, in College and at venues in the city, including the Wedgewood Rooms. Studio time is available to create your own recordings and compositions. Visits to professional music venues and companies include: Metropolis Studios, Britannia Row Productions, ABRSM and London College of Music. Guitar or drum lessons are available for a small weekly charge. You could also attend the weekly Music Theory Club to develop your ability to read and understand music.


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CHARLOTTE KALE

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL BTEC MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND A-LEVELS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND ENGLISH LITERATURE CAREER AIMS: Hopefully university in 2018 to study ether music or psychology. The music department were extremely welcoming and the atmosphere of the college is always friendly and positive. I’ve found that all of the college facilities are really good and the college iPads are very useful. The music gigs are really fun to put on, and are well advertised around the college.

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SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL CTEC PERFORMING ARTS, AND A-LEVELS IN BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY CAREER AIMS: After finishing College, I plan on applying to drama schools to study musical theatre in the hopes of becoming a musical theatre performer. I chose Portsmouth College because I loved the structure of the day and I had a really strong gut instinct when I came to visit on taster days because I knew it felt like a good place to spend my college years. I have had amazing support from staff while studying here, and I always know that there is someone to help with any queries I have regarding College life. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the performances I have participated in as part of my course.

Drama, Dance and Performing Arts An A level in drama & theatre studies demonstrates skills that are always welcome to employers and universities: teamwork, leadership, confident public performance and ability to rise to a challenge. The qualification also has a high level of theoretical content and is a strong test of traditional academic skills. Dance is an ideal course for entry into dance/performance-related arts courses in higher education and can lead to further professional dance training/teaching. Success on our performing arts course can lead to entry into the performing arts industry as an actor, dancer or singer. However, most students opt for higher level study in their chosen field.

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FURTHER STUDY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Many of our students go on to university to study drama/acting/ performance and others audition for places at specialist drama schools. We have an extensive programme of support available to students who wish to follow this route - thirteen recent graduates of our drama and/ or performing arts courses are now at prestigious drama schools. Music Music technology offers excellent preparation for students with ambitions in the music industry, music journalism or radio usually via popular music or music technology courses at university. Music performance is a well established creative/academic subject in universities and music colleges around the country. With this qualification (combined with others at level 3) you could consider higher education courses in music performance, music technology, composition, music history, music therapy, arts administration, event management and marketing. Past students have gone on to study at the prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford and Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM). Additional Qualifications available with Performing Arts courses Some of these qualifications will be of interest in themselves and will also add to your ‘employability portfolio’. Rock Challenge Plan, choreograph and rehearse an eight minute piece of dance theatre, and then perform in this national competition. Music Theory A chance to learn to read music Dance Leaders Award Level 2 Develop your skills and experience as a group and community dance leader Tap Dance Options for beginners and intermediate level students (an evening course) Rock School Work with our professional teachers to achieve your grades f or guitar or drums

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THEA BAUTISTA

ST EDMUND’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN BIOLOGY, PHYSICS AND MATHS CAREER AIMS: I am planning to go to university to study physics or engineering. The friendly atmosphere is what first drew me into Portsmouth College, from both students and staff. Teachers are always happy to help if you need anything, and the iPad scheme is really useful both in and out of class, and further independent study.

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100% EXAM PRACTICAL LABORATORY WORK IS ASSESSED DURING THE COURSE AND WITHIN THE EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS A grade 5 in GCSE maths is required along with a minimum grade 5 in biology GCSE and one other GCSE science subject or 5’s in double science

WHY STUDY BIOLOGY? Biology is one of the group of highly regarded A level subjects preferred by the top universities. An A level qualification in biology (often, but not always, in combination with other sciences) opens up a very wide range of exciting career possibilities.

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BIOLOGY SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL BTEC MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND A-LEVELS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND ENGLISH LITERATURE CAREER AIMS: Hopefully university in 2018 to study ether music or psychology. The music department were extremely welcoming and the atmosphere of the college is always friendly and positive. I’ve found that all of the college facilities are really good and the college iPads are very useful. The music gigs are really fun to put on, and are well advertised around the college.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? Cloning, cardiovascular disease, GM food, genetic disorders, global warming, forensics, stem cell research… could you make an informed decision concerning these contemporary issues?

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This course will appeal to students who: Have an interest in human physiology and health issues Appreciate the place of mankind in the natural world Recognise the value and impact of biology in our daily lives Enjoy incorporating both theoretical and practical aspects of topics in their study Want to study a subject that encourages evaluation of lifestyle and informed decision-making

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Our various visits will provide insights into the way biology is applied in everyday contexts. Recent trips have included the Natural History Museum, London Zoo, Marwell Zoo, the Body Worlds Exhibition, Coors Brewery and Portsmouth University Faculty of Sciences.

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CHEMISTRY A LEVEL (OCR A) 100% EXAM PRACTICAL LABORATORY WORK IS ASSESSED DURING THE COURSE AND WITHIN THE EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS A grade 6 in GCSE maths is required along with a minimum grade 6 in chemistry GCSE and one other GCSE science subject or 6’s in double science.

WHY STUDY CHEMISTRY? Chemistry is one of the group of highly regarded A level subjects preferred by the top universities. An A level qualification in chemistry (often, but not always, in combination with other sciences) opens up a very wide range of exciting career possibilities.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? There are four key areas of study: Foundations in Chemistry Periodic Table and Energy Core Organic Chemistry Analysis and Development of Practical Skills This course will enable you to gain an excellent understanding of matter in terms of particles and reactions, and why chemistry is fundamental to life on earth. You will study the subject in terms of its huge number of practical applications e.g. the analysis and synthesis of organic molecules, drug design and development, energy generation and usage. In addition to developing specialist scientific knowledge you will also learn valuable skills of experimentation, analysis, review and independent thinking.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES You will participate in visits which support your studies by providing insights into everyday applications of chemistry, for example visiting Coors Brewery and medical laboratories at the University of Portsmouth. We also attend various examination board revision seminars and enter STEM challenges.

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REZA ABBASI

PRIORY SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND MATHS CAREER AIMS: I am interested in a career in pharmacy or pharmacology and I wish to study at Southampton University. Portsmouth College is great, and I believe that it will open many doors for me in the future. The iPads are a great idea, which bring innovation to my education. I have also been blessed with the opportunity of learning first aid and becoming a course ambassador. With the support that the College provides me, I feel every confidence with the success of my A-Levels.

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PHYSICS 100% EXAM PRACTICAL LABORATORY WORK IS ASSESSED DURING THE COURSE AND WITHIN THE EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS A grade 6 in GCSE maths is required along with a minimum grade 6 in physics GCSE and one other GCSE science subject or 6’s in double science. Students taking physics are also required to take A-level mathematics.

WHY STUDY PHYSICS? Physics is one of the group of highly regarded A level subjects preferred by the top universities. It is essential for degree level study in most physical sciences and engineering. Physics is also very useful in preparation for many medicine related disciplines, architecture and environmental and earth sciences.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES We visit both the Universities of Portsmouth and Southampton to look at applications of physics in developing new technologies and to further our understanding of the cosmos. Physics students also get involved in STEM competitions and challenges.

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PORTSMOUTH ACADEMY A-LEVELS IN PHYSICS, MATHS AND DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES CAREER AIMS: Currently I am looking into future career options and pathways. I chose Portsmouth College, as I felt it would give me the best College experience and opportunities in comparison to other colleges. The iPads are a really good tool in learning, as they give you access to a lot of resources and variation.


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MICHAEL HIRST

TAKORADI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN MATHS, FURTHER MATHS, PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY CAREER AIMS: I aim to move on to university, where I hope to study Mathematics or Chemical Engineering at The University of Cambridge. The links the College had with Higher Education Institutions and Industries appealed to me, giving me the chance to experience things and go to places where I may not have had a chance to do so elsewhere. The college has given me the chance to participate in various extra curricular activities such as the Senior Physics Challenge, Senior Maths Challenge and the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge amongst others, and through these opportunities I have learned skills which will be useful for further study and formed friendships with people sharing interests similar to mine.

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ST EDMUND’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN BIOLOGY, PHYSICS AND MATHS, AND BTEC MUSIC PERFORMANCE CAREER AIMS: Currently, I am looking into different university options. I chose Portsmouth College, as the open day inspired me, and I am able to take music performance alongside my A-levels. The gigs at venues such as the Wedgewood Rooms have been a fantastic experience.


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CAMS HILL SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS AND MATHS CAREER AIMS: I aim to go to either Oxford or York University to get a Masters in Chemistry. On my taster day, I felt and received a very warm welcome from the students and teachers, and therefore knew that this was the College for me. Portsmouth College has offered me numerous opportunities that include a first aid course, the opportunity to mentor fellow students, being a course ambassador, and a trip to Thorpe Park. This is beneficial for my CV and UCAS applications, helping me to get the best opportunities that I can.

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SCIENCE BTEC LEVEL 3 (PEARSON)

WHY STUDY THIS BTEC APPLIED SCIENCE OPTION? This qualification offers a wide range of opportunities to develop your skills and learning in science. You will cover the practical and theoretical aspects of all three key sciences; chemistry, biology and physics. If you want to continue to learn science at level 3 but don’t want to focus on just one or two specific sciences, this is the right course for you. The course will be a good introduction to applications of science in the workplace and to science related careers such as laboratory work and working as a paramedic.

AVAILABLE AS: BTEC Certificate (one AS Level, one year) – 50% exam / 50% coursework BTEC Extended Certificate (one A level, 2 years) – 58% exam / 42% coursework

Minimum grade 4 in double science GCSE required or at least two grade 4’s from triple science.

The applied science BTEC provides a fantastic work-related approach to learning. Units to be covered include: Principles and Applications of Science Practical Scientific Techniques Science Investigation Skills

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…and one other to be selected from a list of options including: Applied Science Biomedical Science Analytical and Forensic Science Physical Science

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CAREER AIMS: Currently I am preparing for a degree within pharmacy, pharmacology or medicine, which I wish to study at the University of Southampton I chose Portsmouth College due to the student friendly timetable and welcoming atmosphere. The timetable ensures no trapped time within the College day, and the iPad scheme offers a more modern style of learning. Portsmouth College have provided first aid training for me which is useful for my future and work potential. Also, there are fantastic trips such as the Model United Nations, where you can learn new skills and meet new people. Similarly, I also took part in the Modern Business Language Course, which helped to develop my employability. As a whole, I feel confident of success in my A-Levels.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The course offers numerous visits which contribute towards your coursework, assessments and your experience of science in action, for example visits to London Zoo, Marwell Zoo, Q.A. Hospital laboratories and the Coors Brewery.


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FURTHER STUDY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The number of students taking post-16 science subjects has grown very rapidly in recent years, for the simple reason that sciences offer excellent higher education and employment opportunities. Biology, chemistry and physics are all in the small group of ‘facilitating subjects’ favoured by the Russell Group of leading universities. The sciences will enable you to develop higher level academic skills in areas such as research, practical investigation, analysis and evaluation of experimental evidence, presentation of results, applied numeracy and written explanations. You will enhance your ability to work independently and in cooperation with other science students. Science subjects will certainly be valuable and/or essential in preparation for many areas of further study and employment.* Biology: essential for further study in biological sciences, pharmacy and medicine; valuable in support of psychology, sports science and the caring professions. For various progression opportunities A level chemistry will also be required. Chemistry: essential for medicine, pharmacy, forensic science, biochemistry and chemical engineering; recommended for biological sciences, materials science or agriculture. For various progression opportunities A level biology will also be required. Physics: essential for many physical sciences, engineering and computer science degrees; valuable for various medicinerelated disciplines, architecture and environmental and earth sciences. For various progression opportunities A level maths will also be required. Applied Science: a suitable foundation for a range of science-related subjects at university or for direct entry into employment in areas such as scientific and laboratory support work. *please seek advice from our careers staff when finalising your science subjects and the career paths you hope they will lead to.

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MILTONCROSS ACADEMY A-LEVELS IN PSYCHOLOGY, LAW AND MATHS CAREER AIMS: I am planning to go to university and earn a law degree, with the aspiration of becoming a solicitor. I have had a wide range of excellent opportunities in and out of college, such as the E6 programme, Model United Nations and Student Union.

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Applied Psychology A Level Sociology A Level Criminology Level 3 Certificate/Diploma Further Study and Careers Opportunities

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APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY 50% EXAM / 50% CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT

This new qualification is still being developed. We hope to be able to offer it from September 2018

WHY STUDY APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY? This course provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of key psychological approaches which underpin professional practice. Using foundation theories you will consider explanations for a range of behaviours, such as aggression and the role of the media, mental health disorders and the effectiveness of treatments and lifestyle choices which lead to ill health. You will plan and carry out your own research, evaluating the strengths and limitations of conducting psychological studies. This would be an excellent course for those interested in careers within health and social care, including nursing, social work and counselling.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

SAMIAH BUNGSHY

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA (EDEXCEL)

ADMIRAL LORD NELSON SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN PSYCHOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND MATHS. CAREER AIMS: I want to go to university and hopefully study medicine or maths. I felt as though Portsmouth College was the best choice for me due to the courses, as well as the overall environment. Teachers go above and beyond to support me with my studies and success.

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There are four units to the course: 1. Application of psychological approaches- explaining obedience, memory and aggression 2. Research methods- how to conduct research appropriately 3. Diagnosing and treating disorders- including phobias and depression 4. Health psychology- explaining behaviours and lifestyle choices which affect health and wellbeing

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options which would complement this course include: P.E.P. Talks Work Experience – health care, social work & counselling

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Guest speakers will visit the college to discuss their specialist roles in the field of psychology.

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PSYCHOLOGY A LEVEL (EDEXCEL) 100% EXAM GRADE 5 IN GCSE MATHS REQUIRED AND GRADE 4 IN A GCSE SCIENCE SUBJECT PREFERRED.

WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY? Many of us are interested in people and the reasons behind their behaviour. Psychology offers an academic approach to this, looking at the research work of many different psychologists and offering you the chance to conduct some experiments of your own. It is ideal if you are considering a career in counselling, education, healthcare or business.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? In year 1 you will study social, cognitive and biological influences on behaviour and also theories on how people learn. You will research topics such as obedience, memory, aggression and explanations of phobias. You will also gain an understanding of the different methods used to investigate human behaviour.

In the second year we focus on applications of psychology, and in particular: What is abnormal behaviour? What are the causes of schizophrenia? How can we treat people with addiction? You will analyse some of the bigger themes in psychology, such as the nature versus nurture debate, and there will also be opportunities to design and evaluate your own research

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There will be an opportunity to attend educational conferences which explore up to date research as well as talks from guest speakers, such as a clinical psychologist and mental health nurse.

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SOCIOLOGY A LEVEL (WJEC) 100% EXAM

WHY STUDY SOCIOLOGY?

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This stimulating subject explores the continual changes taking place in society and their impacts on social groups. Sociology explores questions like: Is society equal? Is there such a thing as the stereotypical criminal? Why do females achieve better than males in education? This could be the subject for you if you enjoy learning about people and social situations, enjoy discussion and if you are willing to look analytically at theories and ideas. It provides a good basis if you are interested in a career in social work, education or the media.

Key sociological themes in year 1 include the concept of ‘culture’, perceptions of youth, education and the methods of research used in sociology. In the second year there are two core areas of study. Firstly we will explore crime and deviance; for example whether males are more aggressive than females and why teenagers are often seen to be behaving in a criminal or anti-social manner. Finally, we go on to look at the nature, causes and consequences of social inequality.

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KEZIAH LEWIS

PRIORY SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN SOCIOLOGY, ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

There will be a number of guest speakers and you will have the opportunity to join specialist sociology conferences in London. There will also be a visit to a courtroom to further your understanding of crime and deviance.

CAREER AIMS: My long term goal is to be a primary school teacher, and I am currently exploring progression routes in regard to this. The friendly environment is a key element that drew me to Portsmouth College, as well as the number of courses which were on offer. My overall experience at the college has been very positive, and I’m enjoying my courses, as well as the social side of things.

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CRIMINOLOGY LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA (WJEC) 50% EXAM / 50% CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT

This course provides an opportunity to broaden your field of study in the social sciences, with a particular focus on crime. You will explore the causes of criminal behaviour, attitudes to crime, criminal investigations and the wider social and psychological aspects of crime. Criminology could well be an appropriate subject option for students interested in other social sciences and in law. It provides a good stepping stone into careers such as the prison service, social care or policing.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? There are four main elements to the course: 1. Changing awareness of crime – how our understanding of and attitudes to crime have changed over time 2. Criminological theories – explanations of criminal behaviour 3. Crime scene to courtroom – police procedures and preparations for trial

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4. Crime and punishment – the criminal justice system Please note that this is very much a social science course, exploring behaviour and attitudes in the field of crime. You will also be looking at criminal investigations and legal procedures but this is not a forensic science course.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Guest speakers will visit the college to discuss their specialist roles in the field of criminology. We will also visit the law courts and the University of Portsmouth for a guided tour of their mock courtroom.

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WHY STUDY CRIMINOLOGY?

MAYVILLE SCHOOL A-LEVELS IN SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES CAREER AIMS: I would like to go to university to study psychology or sociology. After that I would like to do a PGCE to be a primary school teacher. Portsmouth College was recommended to me by a friend, and the experience so far is very good, with great teaching and a lot of help when needed. There are also great extra curricular activities that are run by the E6 team.


Our Social Science Department offers two well established A levels and an exciting new Diploma in Criminology. Each of these courses will help you to develop sound academic skills and provide excellent progression opportunities into higher education and/or various areas of employment.

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FURTHER STUDY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

All social science subjects encourage thinking about developments in the behaviour of individuals and in society more generally. Your will learn new techniques of analysis and investigation and be involved in lively discussions of specific theories and research evidence. You will improve your independent study skills and develop confidence in working with your peers. The social science subjects are valuable preparation for a huge range of university/professional courses and subsequent careers. Possibilities include: Psychology: careers in psychology, counselling, law/police work, education, business and the media Sociology: careers in social work, social policy, youth work, journalism, education and the media Criminology: careers in the prison service, social work, education, police work, youth work and rehabilitation of offenders

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Sport and Physical Activity Development Elite Football Sport Level 2 Additional Opportunities in Sport Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 3 Public Services Level 2 Further Study and Careers Opportunities

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ADMIRAL LORD NELSON SCHOOL LEVEL 3 NVQ PERSONAL TRAINER LEVEL 3 BTEC DIPLOMA IN SPORT CAREER AIMS: Next year, my plan is to get a career which is based around personal training or sport in general, whether it is gaining experience in a gym or going back to my old school to understand methods of coaching. I chose Portsmouth College because the teachers seemed to be more interested and engaged, and the environment was very welcoming. In my personal trainer course, I was given the opportunity to take part in work experience for 6 weeks, which helped me develop insight, skill and knowledge that you can’t always learn in a classroom. The facilities, such as the well-equipped gym and Goals Soccer Centre, are more than you would expect from a college.


ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT AVAILABLE AS: BTEC Foundation Diploma (the equivalent of 1.5 A-levels in one year); 78% coursework, 22% exam BTEC Extended Diploma (the equivalent of three full A-levels, studied over two years); 83% coursework, 17% exam

The new specification includes two units that are externally set, one as an exam, the other as a controlled assessment. These two externally marked units equate to 44% of the Foundation Diploma (falling to 33% when topped up to an Extended Diploma over two years).

Level 2 NVQ in Instructing Fitness and Exercise Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership

JAMES GUY

BTEC LEVEL 3 (EDEXCEL)

The College offers the chance to play a wide range of sports, competitively and for fun/exercise (see page 137). Students have access to an excellent gym facility and the numerous astro-turf pitches at the on-site Goals Centre. The department runs a number of trips and visits each year, including a residential surfing trip to Devon. In addition you will have the chance to get a number of extra qualifications to build your CV:

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL LEVEL 3 BTEC IN ELITE PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE IN SPORT CAREER AIMS: Currently looking into university options. I chose Portsmouth college because of how local it was. The facilities are excellent and there are plenty of exit routes available after attending this College.

WHY STUDY THIS BTEC SPORT OPTION? This qualification offers a broad approach to the development of your skills and learning in sport. In addition to the practical and theoretical aspects, you can choose to focus your work in coaching, fitness, officiating and/or sports participation. The course is particularly good preparation for work in teaching, sports/leisure centres, coaching, health promotion and community & sports development roles.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? The BTEC Level 3 provides a fantastic work-related approach to learning. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. Some of the units are externally set and assessed but across the two year programme you will study topics such as sports psychology, sports event organisation, fitness testing as well as anatomy and physiology.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options which would complement this course include: Work experience/volunteering First Aid Sports Academies

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FOOTBALL

SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT BTEC LEVEL 3 (EDEXCEL)

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options which would complement this course include: Work experience/volunteering First Aid Sports Academies

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The College offers the chance to play a wide range of sports, competitively and for fun/exercise (see page 137). Students have access to an excellent gym facility and the numerous astro-turf pitches at the on-site Goals Centre. The department runs a number of trips and visits each year, including a residential surfing trip to Devon. In addition you will have the chance to get a number of extra qualifications to build your CV:

AVAILABLE AS:

Level 2 NVQ in Instructing Fitness and Exercise

BTEC Foundation Diploma (the equivalent of 1.5 A-levels in one year); 78% coursework, 22% exam BTEC Extended Diploma (the equivalent of three full A-levels, studied over two years); 83% coursework, 17% exam

Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership

WHY STUDY THIS BTEC SPORT OPTION? This course is Football centred and is integrated into our successful Portsmouth College Football Academy, which has won competitions both locally and abroad. Learning and assessment is threaded into excellent coaching sessions with UEFA B licensed coaches, which aims to develop your technical ability as well as your understanding of the theoretical concepts that relate to your development as a player.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? There are a number of units that will enhance your understanding as a developing footballer. Units such as sports psychology will help you prepare for matches as well as understand how your temperament may change during a match. Sports nutrition will give you an insight as to how you can prepare your body through your diet and the anatomy and physiology unit will underpin your knowledge in areas such as weight training, biomechanics and dealing with injuries.

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PURBROOK PARK LEVEL 3 BTEC IN ELITE PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE IN SPORT CAREER AIMS: Looking into university and apprenticeship options for teaching sport. I chose Portsmouth college as the course best met my needs compared to all the colleges and sports courses in the local area.


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TRAFALGAR SCHOOL LEVEL 3 BTEC IN ELITE PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE IN SPORT LEVEL 2 GYM INSTRUCTOR CAREER AIMS: Have a gap year, and then study sports psychology at university My experience with Portsmouth College has been excellent, and I have learnt some great things and met some great people during the course. The experiences I have had within football, such as the Belgium trip and other footballing competitions, have been second to none.

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SPORT LEVEL 2 (EDEXCEL, SPORTS LEADERS UK) 100% COURSEWORK A choice of two qualifications; both can be chosen together or a combination of either with GCSE retakes.

WHY SHOULD I STUDY LEVEL 2 SPORT?

WHAT WILL I STUDY? Option 1: Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness This is the foundation qualification for anyone aiming to work in the fitness industry or progress onto becoming a personal trainer. This qualification will develop your ability to work with clients in order to meet their fitness goals both safely and effectively. You can complete a Level 3 NVQ in Personal Training at Portsmouth College during your second year following the successful completion of this course. Option 2: Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership (CSL) The CSL qualification will enable you to develop your leadership and organisational skills by leading skill and activity sessions for college and community groups. You will also work in a group to run a large scale sports event for charity and take on a minimum of 10 volunteering hours with a local sporting organisation. You can progress onto a Level 3 BTEC in Sport or our Level 3 NVQ in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport in year two once you have completed this course.

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E6 options which would complement this course include: Sports Academies First Aid

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The College offers the chance to play a wide range of sports, competitively and for fun/exercise (see page 137). Students have access to an excellent gym facility and the numerous astro-turf pitches at the on-site Goals centre. The department runs a number of trips and visits each year, including a residential surfing trip to Devon.

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You will have the opportunity to gain a number of qualifications which are recognised and valued by the sport and leisure industry. Successful completion of the programme could lead to employment or an apprenticeship as a coach, gym instructor, personal trainer, sports technician or other sport/fitness related roles. Learning will be as practical as possible and assessments are all non-exam based. The number of qualifications that you will study will compliment any commitments that you may have to retaking GCSEs; for example if you are retaking both English and Maths GCSEs, you would be encouraged to choose one qualification from those detailed below.

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ST EDMUND’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEVEL 3 BTEC IN ELITE PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE IN SPORT LEVEL 2 GYM INSTRUCTOR CAREER AIMS: Portsmouth University to study Sport Science I chose Portsmouth College as the football was the best in the city. Although the football aspect stood out for me, so did the use of iPads, the overall facilities and the unique structure of the day.


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KIRA VALLEY

MILTONCROSS ACADEMY LEVEL 3 BTEC IN ELITE PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE, FOOTBALL CAREER AIMS: Study sports coaching at university before becoming a football coach in the future. I chose Portsmouth College because I felt their very good sports department were able to help me develop a better future.

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MILTONCROSS ACADEMY LEVEL 3 NVQ PERSONAL TRAINER CAREER AIMS: Term time sports assistant then move onto sports instructor teaching classes and helping others achieve their goals. Portsmouth College was close to home and this was ideal. They have a positive reputation and the sports facilities and courses looked excellent. The careers team are also very helpful, and have helped me to find three jobs with Portsmouth College, as well as discover my ideal career path.


SPORTS ACADEMY Would you like to represent the college in your chosen sport? If so, why not join one of our extremely successful Sports Academies. There are weekly training sessions and competitive fixtures available in the following sports:

MILTONCROSS ACADEMY LEVEL 3 NVQ GYM INSTRUCTOR COACHING AND FITNESS AND A LEVEL APPLIED SCIENCE CAREER AIMS: I am considering going to university, perhaps taking a gap year first. I chose Portsmouth College for its good sports facilities.The College has been really supportive in helping me to get a job as a lifeguard, which is excellent work experience for me.

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Men’s and Women’s Football Basketball Rugby Badminton Netball All of our Academies offer access to high level coaching and direct exit routes into community clubs at all levels.

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Or just have fun joining in with our ‘You Can’ Project Activities: Netball Fitness Suite / Personal Training 5-a-Side Football League Street Dance / Flashmob Hula Hooping Ultimate Frisbee Tennis Table Tennis Secret Sports Club (shhh!)

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PARK COMMUNITY SCHOOL LEVEL 3 BTEC IN ELITE PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE IN SPORT CAREER AIMS: After college, I would like to go to Chichester University to do my teaching degree in sport. This will lead me to a coaching career in a variety of sports. I chose Portsmouth college because the course benefits what I want to do in the future, and it is the only local college to do so.


PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC LEVEL 3 (EDEXCEL) AVAILABLE AS:

QUALIFICATION PATHWAYS

BTEC Foundation Diploma (the equivalent of one full A-level in one year) – 100% coursework BTEC Diploma (the equivalent of two full A-levels over two years) – 100% coursework

Alongside your BTEC you will be required to make a choice about a pathway that will guide you into your chosen career. These include:

WHY STUDY BTEC PUBLIC SERVICES? This qualification is valued by the police and other emergency services, and by the armed forces. It is also well regarded by universities, especially for public services and sport-related courses. The course develops many transferable skills, so progression to employment within the fitness or outdoor adventure industries is a good possibility. You will have the opportunity to achieve first aid/COLA and outdoor based governing body qualifications. Please be aware that aspects of the course are physically demanding!

WHAT WILL I STUDY? The course is made up of five core units and others which have been selected to give you the widest possible opportunities on completion. Core units include: Government, Policies and the Public Services Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services

1. “Blue Light Pathway” – where your course combines with BTEC/A-levels in law or criminology to support a pathway to university.

2. “Armed Forces Pathway” – you will be a part of the college Combined Cadet Force contingent, which will enable you to access training at working military bases such as HMS Temeraire and the Military Police’s training headquarters at Southwick.

3. “Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Pathway” – this pathway is designed for those wishing to work in outdoor centres and includes training and qualifications that enable you to earn money in this sector straight away. There will be opportunities to volunteer and eventually work for our local outdoor centres and even some residential outdoor centres slightly further afield.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options which would complement this course include: Work Experience/volunteering Sports Academies First Aid

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Combined Cadet Force

Specialist units could include: Outdoor and adventurous expeditions

SPORTS & PUBLIC SERVICES

UNIFORMED

Level 2 NVQ in Instructing Fitness and Exercise Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership

Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities Crime and its effects on society Command and control in the Uniformed Public Services

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DUKE OF YORK’S ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL LEVEL 3 BTEC IN UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES CAREER AIMS: Joining Chichester University for an Outdoor Education degree. Join the armed forces as an Officer after my degree. I chose Portsmouth college after visiting local colleges, and experiencing the outstanding work ethic it has. Also I like the attitude of helping each individual student achieve their best. Many opportunities are available on this course. I personally have completed National Citizens Service, and have the use of H.M.S Temeraire every Thursday, which is great.


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Leadership:

3. Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership

LEVEL 2 (EDEXCEL, SPORTS LEADERS UK) A COMBINATION OF THREE QUALIFICATIONS THAT ARE 100% COURSEWORK BASED ALONG WITH ENROLMENT INTO THE PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE COMBINED CADET FORCE

This qualification will set you on the path towards careers in the Armed Forces or the Police and other emergency services. Many of our level 2 students aim to progress to level 3 before seeking opportunities in employment or at university.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? The course has four key components:

1. Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community:

Here you will explore the skills required to be a member of the public services, including leadership, teamwork and communication. These skills cross over with the activities that comprise the Portsmouth College Combined Cadet Force.

This qualification combines teamwork and enthusiasm to deliver sporting activities and fitness sessions for groups of children. This qualification requires 10 hours of volunteering in the community, which will enhance your learning of the topics that are covered as well as increasing your employability.

4. Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

WHY STUDY BTEC PUBLIC SERVICES L2?

A practical outdoor based qualification, which explores the principles of leadership and map/navigation, when undertaking an expedition.

As part of this bundle of qualifications, you will also be a member of the Portsmouth College Combined Cadet Force. The CCF will enable you to access military bases as part of lessons, which is a great way to learn new skills such a marksmanship (using the Army shooting range in Cosham). Any existing cadets are encouraged to continue to attend their own contingent as the Portsmouth College CCF will provide you with an extra platform to practise your skills/ competencies for promotions.

RECOMMENDED E6 OPTIONS (SEE PAGES 18-19) E6 options which would complement this course include: First Aid Sports Academies

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MAYFIELD SCHOOL LEVEL 3 BTEC IN UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES CAREER AIMS: I will be joining army this summer in the Household Cavalry, undertaking my basic training at Purbright and then Winchester. I would never have been able to achieve this without the amazing support and encouragement of all the Public Services staff at Portsmouth College

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SPORTS & PUBLIC SERVICES

PUBLIC

2. Level 2 Award in Assisting in Basic Expedition

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MAYFIELD SCHOOL LEVEL 3 BTEC IN UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES CAREER AIMS: I am aiming to join the Royal Navy in 2018. I have been lucky to gain a wide range of experiences relevant to my future career whilst at Portsmouth College. I have worked as a Public Services Apprentice, passed a range of sailing qualifications including my dinghy instructor and have been lucky to work at the Outdoor Activity Centre, Eastern Road, Portsmouth.


Our courses in sport and public services are very focused on the concept of progression routes i.e. improving your employability skills and giving you the best possible opportunities for the next stage of your career. The level 3 sport course has close links with universities in the region, local employers and relevant apprenticeship providers. You can now even progress to become a sports apprentice with the College itself or with one of our partner coaching/training organisations. Public services qualifications are of course designed to help you progress to specific and important roles in the community. Successful completion of public services at level 2 or 3 will demonstrate plenty about your fitness, flexibility, self-sufficiency and resilience to any potential employer or university. The pathway options will help to focus your career direction still further and give you the skills and qualifications to get there.

SPORTS & PUBLIC SERVICES

FURTHER STUDY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students have a careers interview with the sport and public services teaching staff at the end of their first year to discuss potential pathways for their following year. Each pathway has been designed to assist you with your progression for when you complete your college courses and come with relevant work experience. These include:

University Pathway - continuing to accumulate UCAS points for university entry

Personal Trainer Pathway - enabling you to work as a PT

School Sport Pathway - training to work alongside PE teachers in schools

OAA Pathway - practical based watersports qualifications to be an outdoor instructor

Armed Forces Pathway - physical and technical training for applications to the armed forces

Leisure Management Pathway - developing your ability to lead and work in the leisure industry

Sport and Public Services students are encouraged to participate in:

Additional coaching or officiating opportunities Additional short courses to add to your employability Sporting and/or outdoor activities Competitive team sports

Combined Cadet Force (CCF) We are twinned with a local secondary school to be the Combined Cadet Force for the Military Police training facility at AGC, Southwick Park. This means our students can use Ministry of Defence training equipment and facilities to help them demonstrate competencies such as orienteering, survival skills and even marksmanship. Access to Southwick Park also enables us to access Hampshire Police’s training facilities, including mock court rooms. The CCF strand provides excellent support for progression into military and police roles.

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BEN KNIBBS

MARY ROSE ACADEMY COURSE: I am on the Venture Course CAREER AIMS: Honestly, I would like to stay at the College for as long as possible, as it’s so fun here! Or I would like to be a stand-up comedian. Portsmouth College was definitely the most suitable for my needs, especially my mobility needs. The subjects here are really fun, and the new life skills unit means that I can learn so many new skills. I love everything here. I like being out and about the most, we have been to Flip Out, restaurants, parks, and have done loads of leisure activities. Cooking, gardening and being in the new building are also brilliant.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS DISABILITIES

THE PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES (SEND) DEPARTMENT Our SEND department delivers innovative basic skills and personal development programmes to a growing number of 16-25 year old learners. These courses are called Horizons, Futures, Aspire, Venture and Voyage. The courses mainly consist of Maths, English and life/employability skills, as well as work experience. All of the qualifications on these courses are nationally recognised. The students also have the opportunity to choose an option from cookery, sports, art, animal care, performing arts and health and social care to complete their own programme. Horizons, Futures, Aspire, Venture and Voyage all offer separate opportunities for students who need to progress on the qualification ladder as well as developing their skills and progress towards independence. On all courses students work in small-group settings with classroom support to develop their individual abilities and self confidence.

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CHICHESTER COLLEGE COURSE: I am on the Horizon Course CAREER AIMS: After college, I would like to do supported employment. Portsmouth College was recommended to me and I absolutely love it. I like the size of the college, and it’s less hectic than other colleges. I have made loads of friends, and it’s a really nice and safe environment.


SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS DISABILITIES

PROGRAMMES FOR LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES VENTURE AND VOYAGE The specialist Life Skills Building offers an individualised timetable to all of its students. This is an exciting programme which is providing first class provision for local students with complex/severe learning difficulties and disabilities. We have a fully functioning kitchen, social space and dedicated teaching room. The facilities provide students with the space to develop and grow as well as supporting their independence. The building is also equipped with numerous learning aids, including iPads for all learners.

HORIZONS/FUTURES The Horizons and Futures courses are designed to help students improve their basic skills including reading, writing, spelling and numeracy work. These skills are implemented into various unitary courses to allow the students to develop an understanding of day-to-day tasks. The students also have the opportunity to gain work experience and are encouraged to join in with the additional activities including the Rock Challenge Events. Students who master the work in Horizons are able to progress to the Futures course.

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ASPIRE The Aspire course is slightly different from our other programmes. It is aimed at students who would expect to progress to level 1 or 2 programmes, or into employment in the near future. The course manages both Functional Skills exams and City & Guilds portfolio qualifications in Numeracy and Literacy. This class is a step further towards social independence and progression to other college courses.

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CALENDAR FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

2017

2017 SEPT / OCT PROSPECTUS PUBLISHED / VISITS TO YOUR SCHOOL Our school liaison/careers team will visit your school to support your research on post-16 options and to provide information on Portsmouth College. You will be given a copy of our new Prospectus, for students starting in September 2018. You can find out more about the College at: Website: www.portsmouth-college.ac.uk For more information please contact our Admissions Team admissions@portsmouth-college.ac.uk

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OPEN EVENINGS:

Tuesday 3rd October 6.00pm-8.30pm Wednesday 4th October 5.00pm-7.30pm

4.00pm FINISH

We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly and informative Open Evenings. All academic subjects will be on display in their normal work areas, with all teaching staff and also lots of students available. Staff are also available for careers advice and information on learning support, transport, student finance and student services.

OCT

OCT ONWARDS

APPLICATIONS

The main applications period begins in October, with initial interviews and offers of places being made. Please see our ‘How to Apply’ section on page 150. We do advise you to apply in the October – January period. An early application will: i.

give you the certainty of an offer

ii.

remove the risk of a particular course becoming full before you apply.

iii. allow you to concentrate on the challenge of securing your GCSE grades. Applications for September 2018 for our level 3 programmes will close on February 28th 2018. Students applying after February 28th will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if/when places become available.

OCT

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JAN/FEB

JAN / FEB

SCHOOL VISITS CONTINUE

We continue to visit Portsmouth area schools and will be present for advice at the many parents’ evenings and careers events during this period.

FEB

FEB

OPEN EVENING:

Wednesday 21st February 5:30pm -7:30pm Our Spring Open Evening is an ideal opportunity for Year 11 and Year 10 students to learn more about courses and life at College. Whether you’ve been before and want a second look, or this is your first visit, you will have the chance to meet our teachers, support staff and students and discuss your options post-16. It also gives the opportunity to visit us just before our applications for Level 3 courses close.

WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY Applications for Level 3 Programmes close. Students applying after this date will be placed on a waiting list and contacted as/when places become available.

APRIL/ MAY

APRIL / MAY

CALENDAR FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

2018

PARENTS OF NEW STUDENTS EVENTS

Parents of prospective students will be invited to one of four information events.

MAY/JUNE

MAY / JUNE

REGULAR COMMUNICATION

In this period you will be focused on your exams. However, we will keep you updated with information about our Introduction Days and steps towards enrolment.

JUNE

JUNE

INTRODUCTION DAYS

(LATE JUNE/EARLY JULY, DATES TO BE CONFIRMED BEFORE INTERVIEWS BEGIN): You will be invited to one of our two Introduction Days for prospective students. This is an enjoyable opportunity to learn more about your courses and enrichment opportunities, meet staff and fellow students and enjoy some social time. If you attend Introduction Day you will receive your enrolment pack and your individual enrolment appointment date/time on the day.

JULY

JULY

PRE-ENROLMENT MEETING AND ONGOING COMMUNICATION

We hold a 90 minute pre-enrolment meeting for anyone who told us they were not able to attend either of the main Introduction Days. Enrolment packs are posted to offer holders who were not able to attend any of the introductory events.

AUG

AUG

GCSE RESULTS AND ADVICE SESSIONS. ENROLMENT BEGINS

GCSE results are published on Thursday 23rd August. Staff are available in College from 1.00pm to provide advice if your results are not quite what you expected (or if you have decided to change your course choices). Advice and support is also available throughout the enrolment period. ENROLMENT Enrolment begins on Friday 24th August.

SEPT

SEPT

COLLEGE BEGINS!

We start with Freshers’ Day on Thursday 6th September and teaching gets underway on Friday 7th September.

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HOW TO APPLY

IN 4

EASY STEPS

Our applications, interview and offer processes are easy to follow and we will provide you with support and advice along the way. If you need help at any stage of your application please contact our Admissions Team in the first instance: Admissions Team Portsmouth College Tangier Road PORTSMOUTH PO3 6PZ Tel: 023 9266 7521 or email: admissions@tpc.ac.uk

YOUR RESEARCH AND PREPARATION We encourage students to attend open evenings and consider the options available at Portsmouth College, and at other colleges in the local area. It is also important to research your course choices carefully. Before you commit to your courses at enrolment in August 2018, we hold several events (for students and parents) to discuss your choices and give you the opportunity to change. Our careers advisers are available on each of these occasions.

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APPLICATION When you’re ready, apply using the application form in the centre of this prospectus, or apply online. I.

Paper application forms can be handed in to your careers teacher at school, or sent directly to our Admissions Coordinator at the College (as above).

II.

To apply on-line go to www.portsmouth-college.ac.uk and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top of the home page. Your form will go straight to the Admissions Coordinator (as above).

We welcome applications any time from early October 2017.

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The deadline for applications to level 3 programmes is February 28th 2018. Students applying after February 28th will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if/when places become available.

STEP

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YOUR OFFER OF A PLACE In most cases we are able to make an offer at or shortly after your interview, and you will be sent a formal offer letter. Your place at the College is now guaranteed, although we cannot confirm your course choices until after GCSE results are published.

Interviews are informal and will cover your course choices and career aims, enrichment, transport and finance issues, additional support and life at College.

Please do return your acceptance form as early as possible. This helps us with our plans for September 2018 but we fully understand that you are free to keep other options open. Many students hold and accept offers from more than one college, which is perfectly acceptable.

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STEP

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Students under 19 – no fees There are no registration or tuition fees for UK / EU citizens who are under 19 on 31/08/2018. A small contribution (currently £10 per year) is charged for a fund used to subsidise activities and trips. Students over the age of 19 are advised to enquire about the possibility of fees/loans at their initial interview. We strongly advise that all students have access to an Apple iPad device. If you have your own iPad, you are welcome to use this in College. Otherwise, the College will heavily subsidise the purchase of your own new iPad via a monthly payment scheme. See note 1 You would need to pay a deposit of around £40, followed by 24 payments of around £10. See note 2 If you are eligible for a College bursary (household income of less than £25,000 or in receipt of certain benefits), the College will provide an iPad for you to use at no cost. See note 3 You will be able to take the iPad home and use it outside of College, but you must return the iPad when you finish College. FOOTNOTES NOTE 1 Exact specification will depend on the iPad range in September 2018. In 2017, the device we offered a subsidy on was the iPad Wi-Fi 32GB, provided with a case and 2 year insurance plan covering accidental damage and theft. Higher specification devices will also be available via the monthly payment scheme, including iPad Pro. The College will not provide any subsidy on higher specification options. By subscribing to the monthly payment scheme, you will be entering into a credit agreement directly with our supplier. Portsmouth College is not authorised NOTE 2 to provide independent financial advice and will not be involved in the collection of your payments. NOTE 3

iPads provided at no cost via the bursary scheme may be an iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2 or full size iPad (subject to availability), and may have been previously used.

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HOW TO APPLY IN 4 EASY STEPS

INTERVIEW Once we receive your application we will arrange a personal interview for you to discuss your future at Portsmouth College. We aim to write with your interview date within two weeks of receiving your form, although slightly longer is possible in busy periods.

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OUR COURSES

AT A GLANCE LEVEL 3 COURSES

VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

A LEVELS (TWO YEARS)

(LEVEL 3)

Course

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Architecture (3D Design)

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Art (Fine Art)

47

Biology

115

Business

55

Chemistry

116

Classical Civilisation

89

Computer Science

61

Digital Film Making

49

Drama & Theatre Studies

104

Economics

Course

Page

Applied Law

93

Applied Psychology

125

Applied Science

122

Apprenticeships

42

Business

57

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Core Maths

99

English Language

69

English Language & Literature

72

Creative Media Production (Games Development)

64

English Literature

70

Criminology

128

Film Studies

76

French

73

Dance

105

Health and Social Care

81

ICT

62

Music Performance

110

Music Technology

108

Performing Arts

106

Public Services (Uniformed)

139

Geography

87

Government and Politics

90

Graphics

50

History

88

Law

92

Mathematics (Pure and Statistics)

97

Mathematics (Further)

98

Media Studies

74

Photography

51

Physics

118

Psychology

126

Religious Studies

94

Sport and Physical Activity Development

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Sociology

127

Textiles

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Sport and Physical Activity Development: Elite Football

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OUR COURSES AT A GLANCE

LEVEL 2 COURSES GCSES Course

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English GCSE

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Mathematics GCSE

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VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Course

Page

Apprenticeships

42

Business

58

Games Development

66

Health and Social Care

84

IT

67

Public Services

141

Sport

134

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OTHER LEVEL 2 COURSES Course

Page

English for Speakers of Other Lanuages (ESOL)

78

Maths: Level 2 Preparation for GCSE Maths

100

Maths: Level 1 Functional Skills Maths

100

Sport : Additional Qualifications

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES Course

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Venture

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Voyage

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Horizon/Futures

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Aspire

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Details of each of our courses are provided on the pages listed opposite. However, the qualification and assessment authorities for England might yet require some modifications to the structure, content and availability of a small number of subjects. Our ability to offer any particular subject does also depend on levels of recruitment to that course. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every course listed here will run in 2018/19, nor that the subject content will be exactly as outlined.

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