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RICHARD TAUNTON Sixth Form College

PROSPECTUS 2018-19

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND


PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME The first questions you will be asked when you come to Richard Taunton are: What do you want to get from your time here? Where do you want college to take you? What are your personal and career aspirations? You will find that our ‘begin with the end in mind’ approach will underpin everything we do to support, motivate and develop you. So, what is college for? First and foremost, it is about getting the qualifications you need to open the doors to the next phase of your life. High quality teaching and learning, positive working relationships with your teachers, and high levels of effort and application will bring success. Of equal importance is your personal and professional development. By the time you move on you will understand yourself better, be more confident and independent, have gained experience in the workplace and understand what employers are looking for. How will you achieve this? We will offer you a wide range of courses and enrichment opportunities, so that we can tailor a programme to suit your needs. We will provide dedicated individual support and attention alongside high quality teaching and learning, great careers education, stretch and challenge tasks for the gifted and talented, specialist learning support, as well as welfare and advice services. The positive progression our students make from college into the next stage of their education and chosen career is outstanding. I am very proud to say that in 2016, 97.5% of our students progressed to university, employment, training or further education. It is so important to make the right choice of college. Why not come along to one of our Open Evenings and Taster Days to find out if we are the right place for you. We all look forward to meeting you!

Alice Wrighton, Principal

VISIT US ATTEND AN OPEN EVENING

WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2017: 18.00 - 21.00 THURSDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2017: 18.00 - 21.00 THURSDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2018: 18.00 - 20.30 2

No need to register. Plenty of free parking on site. www.richardtaunton.ac.uk/openevenings


CONTENTS

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Begin with the end in mind

Careers support

Study support

Additional support

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Enrichment activities

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What students say about college life

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Student day in the life stories

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Get involved in shaping the student experience

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Richard Taunton at a glance

Facilities

Qualifications explained

Transport to and from college

Course selection: A Level courses

Page for parents

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Course selection: Vocational courses

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The application process explained

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Our academies

ONE OF OUR RECENT GRADUATES, FREDDIE MOLYNEUX, HAS PRODUCED THE STUDENT ILLUSTRATIONS FOR OUR PROSPECTUS!

WE OFFER A LEVEL AND VOCATIONAL COURSES FOR 16-19 YEAR OLDS.

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RICHARD TAUNTON AT A GLANCE

Over Est.1760

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250+

A Level courses

years providing excellent education

In 2017 we saw more than a 15% increase in university applications vs. a 4% decrease nationally

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Vocational courses

Enrichment activities

Partnership with Southampton Football Club. Check out our Saints Coaching Academy course (unique to our college)

Student Valeria Braicau won the ‘Wessex of our students, on average, Enterprising Student who go to university achieve first Award 2017’ or upper second class honours

Famous alumni include:

Gareth Bale (Footballer) Theo Walcott (Footballer) Chris Tremlett (Cricketer) Chris Packham (Naturalist & Wildlife Presenter) Emma Vardy (BBC Political Correspondent) Joe Stilgoe (Singer/Songwriter)

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RICHARD TAUNTON AT A GLANCE

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pass rate achieved across a majority of A Level subjects

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33%

97.5%

of students progressed to university, employment, training or further education in 2016

of A Level and BTEC entries achieved the highest grades, A*-B and D*-D

Two ensembles through to 2017 National Music for Youth Festival

increase in A* grades compared to 2016 Only college in Hampshire to have a boxing gym of our level three students went to university in 2016 (well above the Southampton average!)

Winner of UK Rock Challenge Southern Open Final 2017 and Rock Challenge National Award for Choreography. Now in the Premier Division and a top 12 competing college in the south!

Student group, Go-G-Woman, won the High Impact Award 2016/17 at Unloc Enterprise Academy’s Perfect Pitch event.

Student, Lorna Cotter, named Young Governor of the University of Southampton Hospital Trust Foundation

Recipient of 2017 'Achievement for All' Ambassador Award

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND NOT QUITE SURE WHERE TO START WHEN IT COMES TO CAREER AND COURSE SELECTION? WE ARE HERE TO GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND! WHY IS CAREER PLANNING IMPORTANT? The time you spend at college is very short in comparison to the whole of your career/working life.

A Levels

GCSEs

Career

University

Time

The courses you choose at Richard Taunton will have an enormous impact on your future. How do you choose a course that puts you on the path to success? There are many courses, apprenticeships and careers out there requiring specific subjects at A Level and BTEC. However, there are also others that do not have particular requirements and just want you to do well and achieve. Do make sure you carefully check out the entry requirements on our website before you apply to college.

HERE’S A FEW HINTS AND TIPS TO HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION… KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS Visit https://flourishcareersguide.com/ and download the free careers guide. You’ll be required to answer a series of questions that will help to identify your strengths and get you thinking about possible careers. You can also try the careers planner quiz at www.prospects.ac.uk/planner or take part in the careers game at www.plotr.co.uk.

BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES AND INTERESTS YOU Try out the quick quiz over the page. It will help to clarify your interests, what motivates you and what matters to you in life such as money, family, status etc. 6


BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND Tick anything you enjoy doing or think that you would enjoy doing. Using tools

Working outdoors

Time management

Craft and design

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Making and fixing things

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Taking on challenges

Resolving conflict

Helping others

Problem solving

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Sharing knowledge

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Entrepreneurship

Producing music and media Fashion

Creative writing

Meeting new people

Arranging social events Earning money

Entertaining others

Source: Prospects Education Resources

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Helping others

Doing calculations Coding and programming

Competing alongside others Campaigning for change

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Organising and planning Experimenting with tech Money organisation

Researching and experimenting Understanding how things work

Understanding past events Details orientated

How many ticks did you get in each section? Write your scores in the boxes below. Most people have more than one interest so check out any score of three or over. Score

Mostly As

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Mostly Bs

Always on the move! Being practical gives you loads to choose from, for example: Sport, uniformed public services and media.

Make and create! Your creative expertise would be great in media, music, fine art, textiles, photography, graphics, drama and performing arts.

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Mostly Cs

Mostly Ds

Helpful and friendly! Enjoying the company of others is perfect to have in media, health and social care and business.

Questioning is key! Your keenness to answer questions would be perfect to use in geography, mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, and history.

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Mostly Es

Become your own boss! Subjects like business studies, economics, ICT, psychology and sociology would be great to start building your empire!

Mostly Fs

Planning is life! Subjects like business, media, law, and economics are built on time management and getting good results!

START LOOKING INTO POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS Visit these sites and check out some of the job profiles. This will give you an indication of the type of subjects you will need to study to get onto a particular career ladder. ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶

National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ Prospects: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles Apprenticeships: https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/ Access Southampton: http://access-southampton.co.uk/jobs/

Still not sure what courses to select? Keep your options open by choosing a range of subjects. Choose subjects that you are good at and enjoy.

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CAREERS SUPPORT We have excellent facilities in place to support you in the planning of your future career, whether this involves higher education, an apprenticeship or employment. Our focus is always on your ‘end’ destination and ambitions. This means guiding you towards your long term goal, rather than just what suits you right now.

OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CAREERS ADVICE ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶

1:1 career advice appointments Higher education events Careers and apprenticeship events Industry guest speaker events Work placements Training opportunities Volunteering opportunities Help sourcing apprenticeships Trips to universities Skills development workshops Links to industry and business and much more.

HIGHER EDUCATION MADE ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL We work closely alongside local universities (including Southampton, Surrey, Solent, Winchester, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Chichester), as well as ‘IntoUniversity’ and the Southern Universities Network project, to help our students from all walks of life achieve their goals.

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WE WILL HELP YOU TO REFLECT ON WHAT MOTIVATES AND ENERGISES YOU, ENSURING YOU EXCEL IN YOUR FUTURE CAREER


CAREERS SUPPORT HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMER SCHOOLS We actively promote and encourage students to take advantage of the many summer school opportunities offered by businesses and universities. Former students have taken part in the Access to Southampton (A2S) scheme, through the University of Southampton, as well as placements with Ernst and Young.

HELP WITH UCAS APPLICATIONS Help with university applications is available throughout the year and we have an excellent record for supporting student progression to highly selective universities. Whilst nationally UCAS applications for 2017 saw a 4% decrease we are proud that, as a college, we have experienced a 15% increase!

EXTENSIVE RANGE OF INDUSTRY LINKS We work alongside many employers, some of which are shown below. Many of our students progress to prestigious industrial training programmes including those offered by JP Morgan, IBM, Ernst and Young and PWC.

Millennium Third Age Centre

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STUDY SUPPORT PREP: OUR TUTORIAL SYSTEM We provide you with excellent academic and pastoral support through our college tutorial system, known as prep. This is timetabled once per week, on a Thursday afternoon. It develops your independent study skills, explores a range of personal, social and health topics and encourages discussion on issues such as staying safe online, money management, alcohol and drug awareness and career pathways.

TUTORS: INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION You will have a dedicated tutor, usually one of your subject teachers, who will provide you with one-to-one care and attention. They will support you in the following ways: ▶▶ First point of contact at college ▶▶ Person you can talk to about any concerns ▶▶ Discuss your target grade progress ▶▶ Refer you to other services in college to support your learning, health or financial needs ▶▶ Guide you through your university, apprenticeship or job applications.

PROGRESS REVIEW DAYS AND PARENTS’ EVENINGS You and your parents will be invited to attend a number of these events throughout the year. You’ll discuss your progression in all subjects with your tutor and subject teachers and also set targets to ensure that you achieve your potential.

STUDY SKILLS COURSES We want to equip you with the tools you need to succeed in your subjects. We offer a five week study skills course designed to improve your grades and enhance your learning. You will cover a range of topics from report writing to reading strategies and essay planning.

UPGRADE (LEARNING SUPPORT) We take extra care in getting to know our students well and tailoring our support accordingly. Whether you need to work on your spelling, punctuation or grammar, need help learning the English language or you just want a quiet place to work, we have a range of options available to you. We support students with a range of conditions, difficulties and disabilities. Exam arrangements are co-ordinated in Upgrade such as extra time, reader or scribe. Depending on your needs, we can provide a personalised support programme and classroom support to aid your learning. 10


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT YOUR WELLBEING Here are just a selection of the services on offer to you: ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶

College counsellor Mental health nurse Emotional health and wellbeing worker Drop in sessions with No Limits A selection of healthy snacks and lunches from our café ▶▶ Use of our student gym ▶▶ Opportunities to take part in active enrichment activities.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY TIME WITH US

YOUR SAFETY We have put relevant and effective safeguarding practices in place to make sure that you feel safe and secure both in college and whilst enjoying college-related activities. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or victimisation. Any concerns can be raised via our dedicated safeguarding team or online via our Moodle system.

YOUR FINANCES If you qualify for our bursary scheme you will receive assistance in the form of a discounted bus pass, free school meals or payments into your bank account. Full details of our eligibility criteria can be found on our website: www.richardtaunton.ac.uk/finance.

YOUR STUDENT SERVICES TEAM We’re here to help: ▶▶ Provide advice on finance ▶▶ Book appointments with your Head of Faculty ▶▶ Book appointments with wellbeing workers ▶▶ Confirm absences ▶▶ Monitor student behaviour. 11


COLLEGE FACILITIES Sports hall

Library with 50 MACs & PCs

Radio studio

Careers Centre

Recording studio

Library study space

Bespoke art block 12

Specialised MAC rooms

Sprung floor studios x2

Grass pitches x2

Tennis courts

Outdoor relaxation areas


COLLEGE FACILITIES Independent Learning Centre

Gym

Music rehearsal rooms

Boxing gym

Costa CafĂŠ

Courtyard social areas

Chillout room

Prayer room

On site parking

Locked bike compound

Print credit per student

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Enrichment activities ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES (A)

We want you to have a well-rounded education. Therefore, we actively encourage you to get involved in a number of extra-curricular activities to help build your skill set, provide you with new experiences and give you the chance to meet people from across the college. There are over 50 activities for you to choose from or you can create your own! Our timetable is deliberately designed to enable you to access and benefit from these activities.

ACTIVE: ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶

Basketball Boxing Cricket Football Ladies basketball Ladies boxing Ladies football Ladies volleyball Netball Rugby Sports Academy Trampolining Volleyball

Richard Taunton is the only local college to offer trampolining with an experienced coach, which means that I have really been able to develop my skills! Giselle Askham (previously at St Anne’s Catholic School)

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Enrichment activities cont. ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

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CREATIVE: ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶

Art club College magazine club Creative writing club Dance company Film club Jazz band Music theory / song writing club Performing Arts Company Radio club Record label Rock Challenge Scrabble club Soul band Wind band

I enjoyed taking part in the radio club. It helped me to develop my confidence and spontaneous speech. It also gave me the chance to meet new people. Kamal Farrah (previously at Cantell School) PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶

A Level Biology Xtra A Level Chemistry Xtra A Level Physics Xtra E-mentors Geology club LGBTQI club

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Portuguese club Social enterprise STEM ambassadors Student ambassadors (events/school liaison) ▶▶ Student Union ▶▶ Weather balloon club ▶▶ Young Enterprise

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT COLLEGE LIFE ary school to college. y nd co se om fr g in go ep It was a big st d I am thriving in m an e m r fo sy ea it e ton mad on offer However, Richard Taunin many of the extra-curricular activities r learning fo subjects! I take part t of the Student Union, which is great n was d Taunto and I am also Presiden CV. Coming to Richar o! y m on od go k loo ll wi to be for you new skills and e and I’m sure it will m r fo n sio ci de t gh ri the ol) The Romsey Scho reviously at

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The very best thing about Richard College is the helpful staff and how Taunton Sixth Form and at home from the very start. you feel comfortable

Roxanne Faye Reyes (previ ous

ly at school overseas)

The teachers here are happy to spend time talking me through what I need to learn in a way that is best for thinking me. I am now much happier being in education and am even about going to university. Harry Wilkes (previously at Ballard School)

I chose Richard Taunton because I heard teaching in Performing Arts was really highthe standard of . There are lots of career opportunities offered to us that are unique to the college. Lizzy Phillips (previously at Oasis Mayfield Aca dem

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT COLLEGE LIFE

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ry day because I’d rather I get the train from Salisbury eve day one I’ve had support travel for a good education. From lication. with my studies and my UCAS app legiate School)

Hampshire Col Aimee Orchel (previously at

Each and every teache staff genuinely cares r and member of support struggling in any aspeabout your wellbeing. If you’re ct of your life, you know someone there to spea k to . Yo u’r e treated as an individua there is your own needs, which l with kind of further educat I genuinely think is incredibly rare in an y ion.

Sinead Ward (Pre viously at St Anne

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community feel to it. Richard Taunton has a close-knit usands of students, Rather than being just one of tho stronger friendships you can be an individual and make the right decisions on to make because of it. The teachers guide you redible opportunities thanks to the your future. I’ve also had some incin the AFC Bournemouth media college, such as a work placement and communications department! ly at Noadswood School)

Freddie Molyneux (Previous

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STUDENT DAY IN THE LIFE STORIES

Year one student, Lorna Cotter (previously at Hounsdown School), talks about college life… I take three subjects so that works out at two lessons per day, each lasting one and a half hours. That leaves me with two study periods so I usually head to the library where I make use of the computers and printers. I bring in a packed lunch most days but sometimes enjoy smoothies, paninis and the odd cake from Costa. The café also serves hot food and if you are ever short of cash don’t worry, there’s a cash machine too! You can get involved in lots of extra-curricular activities at college, in fact it is actively encouraged as this helps build your skills and gives you the chance to meet new people. I decided to join the Student Union and am also part of the Sixth Form Academy. The Academy runs an Academy Challenge Enrichment Programme (ACE) programme, which is an extra lesson a week and offers lots of bespoke opportunities such as university trips and the Extended Project Qualification. I was asked what advice I would give to a new student…I’d say that when you start make sure you arrive at least ten minutes early so you can get your bearings around college (I got lost at least once my first week!) and remember everyone is just as anxious as you so try and break the ice and everything will be great!

The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is also a great place to study as is the café (outside of break and lunchtime of course!).

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STUDENT DAY IN THE LIFE STORIES

Year two student, Maddie Hook (previously at Crestwood College), talks about her typical day at college… “My bus arrives at college at 8.10am each day. I tend to go straight to the café and sit with my friends, using the time to make sure I’m up to speed on homework. I then make my way to my first lesson of the day, which starts at 8.30am. The structure of lessons varies depending on the subject, qualification and level of study. I am taking two Art courses and History at A Level so I could be doing a group mind map exercise in one class, personal note taking from a book in another, having a group discussion or completing project work. There’s a 20 minute break in the morning and an hour at lunch, when I usually hang out with friends in the café, courtyards or in the grounds. At the end of the day, around 4pm, I head home on the bus and then make a start on any outstanding homework.

The teachers are really supportive and always on hand to give feedback and provide extra help and advice outside of lessons.

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GET INVOLVED IN SHAPING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE THERE ARE MANY WAYS THAT YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN SHAPING COLLEGE LIFE AND REPRESENTING THE COLLEGE. HERE ARE JUST A FEW‌ STUDENT UNION Members of the Student Union get involved in a variety of activities from sharing the views of the student body with the college management team, organising charity and social events and getting involved in student wellbeing initiatives to keeping students up-to-date on what’s happening around college. Members also have the opportunity to become a college student governor.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS We are always looking for students to represent the college at events such as Open Evenings, Welcome Evenings, Taster Days and visits to local schools. Each ambassador receives training and can put these new skills into practice throughout the year. Being an Ambassador really helps to build your confidence, particularly when it comes to public speaking, and looks great on your UCAS application and CV!

TUTOR REPS We encourage students to become more involved with college life from the start of their courses. Becoming a tutor rep means that you will meet regularly to represent the views of students within your tutor group on the curriculum and student life in general.

STUDENT VOICE FEEDBACK SURVEY All students are encouraged to complete this survey twice a year. It is an online independent survey, which is benchmarked against 100 other colleges in the country. We consistently score highly in almost every area, from teaching and assessment to feedback and progress, and rank in the top quartile nationally.

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QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED LEVEL THREE PROGRAMME OF STUDY If you achieve the following, you can join us on a level three programme of study comprising A Levels or vocational qualifications or a combination of the two: ▶▶ Minimum of five GCSEs at grade four to nine including English Language (and Maths and Science where indicated) at grade five ▶▶ Good school reference including attendance and behaviour ▶▶ Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview. LEVEL THREE (TWO YEARS)

A LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS

VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION OPTIONS: LEVEL THREE (TWO YEARS)

• Extended diploma (triple award) • Diploma (double award) • Subsidiary diploma (single award) • Extended certificate (single award)

COURSE OPTIONS: Choose three courses (possibly four following consultation) COURSE OPTIONS: Number of chosen courses varies. Must be equivalent to three A Levels. • Triple award equivalent to three A levels • Double award equivalent to two A levels • Single award equivalent to one A level

POST COLLEGE OPTIONS: • • • •

University Apprenticeship Further education Training

LEVEL TWO PROGRAMME OF STUDY If you achieve the following, you can join us on a level two programme of study comprising GCSEs, Extended Certificates or Certificates, or a combination of the three: ▶▶ Grades three / four at GCSE including English Language ▶▶ Good school reference including attendance and behaviour record ▶▶ Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview. LEVEL TWO (ONE YEAR)

GCSE QUALIFICATION OPTIONS: • Various GCSE subjects VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION OPTIONS:

LEVEL TWO (ONE YEAR)

• Extended Certificate (equivalent to two GCSEs at grade four) • Certificate (equivalent to one GCSE at grade four)

COURSE OPTIONS: Choose three courses, or the equivalent to three GCSEs

POST COURSE OPTIONS: Level three programme of study at college following the same subject pathway

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COURSE SELECTION: A LEVELS (A-Z) BUSINESS................................. 23

LANGUAGES.............................. 37

Accounting................................................. 24 Business Studies ....................................... 24 Economics ................................................ 25

English Language...................................... 38 English Language and English Literature...................................... 38 English Literature...................................... 39 French........................................................ 39 Polish......................................................... 40 Spanish...................................................... 40

CREATIVE AND EXPRESSIVE ARTS ..................... 27 Art and Design (Critical and Contextual Studies)............. 28 Art and Design (Fine Art)........................... 28 Art and Design (Graphic Communication)........................ 29 Art and Design (Photography).................. 29 Art and Design (Textiles)........................... 30 Film Studies............................................... 30 Media Studies............................................ 31 Music.......................................................... 31 Theatre Studies......................................... 32

HUMANITIES............................. 33 Classical Civilisation.................................. 34 Geography................................................. 34 History....................................................... 35 Law............................................................. 35 Politics....................................................... 36 Religious Studies and Philosophy............ 36

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MATHS, SCIENCE & SOCIAL SCIENCE........................ 41 Biology....................................................... 42 Chemistry.................................................. 42 Maths......................................................... 43 Further Maths............................................ 43 Maths (Core).............................................. 44 Physics....................................................... 44 Psychology ................................................ 45 Sociology................................................... 45

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BUSINESS Accounting ..........................................24 Business Studies ................................24 Economics ...........................................25

The business course gives you really good insight into industry as a whole. I particularly enjoyed learning about human resources as it revealed a lot about the way in which a company operates and how it manages and looks after its people. My teacher was really good at explaining difficult concepts in a way that I could understand. Learning how a business functions prepares you well for working life! Molly Newland (previously at Cantell School).

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BUSINESS - A LEVEL

ACCOUNTING

BUSINESS STUDIES

This two year linear course gives you a detailed introduction to, and understanding of, the financial and management aspects of accounting. You will learn how to prepare detailed financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies and gain insight into how these are used by a variety of stakeholders, such as managers and shareholders, to assess the performance of their business.

This two year linear course encourages the practical application of business concepts by exploring events in the business world and relating these to business theories and practice. It will provide an introduction to the main elements of business such as marketing, finance, operations and human resources and how these contribute to achieving business objectives.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Accountant, company secretary, investment analyst, forensic accountant and actuarial analyst. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Accounting and finance. YEAR ONE: • Introduction to double entry TOPICS YOU’LL booking and preparation of the COVER trial balance • Preparation of financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies • Use of ratio analysis to interpret the performance of a business. YEAR TWO: • Understanding costing systems such as marginal, absorption, activity based and standard • Preparation of budgets such as cash, production, payables, receivables and labour • Investment appraisal. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Exam board: AQA • A Level qualification (level three).

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Retail bank manager, investment banking professional, insurance professional, advertising manager, distribution manager, sales manager, accountant, lawyer, teacher, business consultant and public sector worker. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Business, management, human resources, accountancy, law, finance, philosophy, politics, and economics. YEAR ONE: • Enterprise and business functions • Business sectors and types of business • Stakeholders • External influences • Supply and demand • Accounting • Human resource management • Marketing • Operation management.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • Business strategies and decision making • International trade • Accountancy strategies • Communication • Quality standards • Further external influences • Contingency and crisis management. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three exams • Exam board: OCR • A Level qualification (level three).


This two year linear course will provide you with a detailed introduction to, and understanding of, the micro and macro economy, both on a national and global scale. It will help you understand how scarce resources are allocated and the challenges governments face in dealing with globalisation, pollution and ageing populations. You will uncover the causes of the major economic crash of 2008 and evaluate whether the decision by the UK to leave the EU is the correct one.

BUSINESS - A LEVEL

ECONOMICS

INTERESTING FACT!

Students put their learning into context with visits to local businesses such as the Mayflower Theatre to, understand how they use the marketing mix or seeing the economic policy in practice at the Bank of England.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Economist, accountant, actuarial analyst, data analyst, financial risk analyst, forensic accountant, investment analyst and statistician. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Economics, business, management, human resources, accountancy, law, finance, philosophy, politics, and economics. YEAR ONE: • The basic economic problem of scarcity • How markets work • Why markets fail • The need for government intervention.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • How the macro economy works • How the macro economy performs • The role of government policy • International trade. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three exams • Exam board: AQA • A Level (level three).

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A LEVEL: CREATIVE AND EXPRESSIVE ARTS Art and Design

(Critical and Contextual Studies) .........................28

Art and Design (Fine Art) .....................................................28 Art and Design

(Graphic Communication) .................................29

Art and Design Sarah Fearn (Photography) ...............................................29 Sports Student

Art and Design (Textiles) .....................................................30 Film Studies ..............................................30 Media Studies ...........................................31 Music .......................................................31 Theatre Studies .........................................32

The Art department is incredible; they teach us in-depth techniques and you get to work in large scale, which I would never have experienced otherwise. Lizzy Coleman (previously at Noadswood School).

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CREATIVE AND EXPRESSIVE ARTS - A LEVEL

ART & DESIGN

ART & DESIGN

This two year linear course will give you a deep understanding of concepts, genres and techniques of both contemporary and historical art and design movements. You will develop research and analytical skills and carry out creative practical investigations.

Drawing, painting and a diverse range of mixed-media techniques are creatively explored to an advanced level throughout this two year linear course. You will develop your creative ideas using first hand experiences and research skills.

(CRITICAL & CONTEXTUAL STUDIES)

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Museum / gallery work, curator, art journalist, art conservationist and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Art history, fine art, gallery and museum studies. YEAR ONE TO FEBRUARY OF YEAR TWO: • What is art? • Researching and considering context in Art and Design • Analysing art (practical) • Analysis and criticism in art • Personal research project • Final project and critical review.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

REMAINDER OF YEAR TWO: • Preparatory studies: in-depth artist research, creative investigation and personal creative development of concepts and meanings • 15 hour exam over five sessions, linked to the above. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Practical portfolio plus a related written investigation of 1,000-3,000 words • Portfolio of work, planning a response to a given theme with a 15 hour exam • Exam board: OCR • A Level (level three).

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(FINE ART)

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Illustration, architecture, animator, set-designer, museum/gallery curator, art journalist, freelancer, commercial artist and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Fine art, illustration, architecture, art history, interior design and animation. YEAR ONE TO FEBRUARY TOPICS OF YEAR TWO: YOU’LL • Observation and recording COVER first-hand experiences • Diverse techniques in drawing and painting and mixed-media • Artist research and analysis • Creative experimentation and development of personal ideas • Production of final piece of artwork • Dissertation. REMAINDER OF YEAR TWO: • Preparatory studies (theme set by exam board): artist research, visual recording, creative experimentation and personal ideas development • Exam. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Practical portfolio plus a related written investigation of 1,000-3,000 words • Portfolio of work, planning a response to a given theme with a 15 hour exam • Exam board: Pearson • A Level (level three).


ART & DESIGN

This two year linear course will allow you to explore and develop your own responses to contemporary graphic design, using a variety of approaches and media. It covers essential skills such as layout, composition, image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop CC, drawing, mixed media, collage and photography.

This two year linear course looks at both the practical and aesthetic aspects of photography. You will observe and appreciate the works and styles of other photographers, to enhance your knowledge and skills, while developing your own approach to image making. This will take place primarily through digital photography and editing using Adobe Photoshop CC.

(GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION)

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Graphic designer, animator, web designer, set-designer, museum/gallery curator, art journalist, freelancer, commercial artist and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Graphics, illustration and art-related degrees. YEAR ONE UNTIL FEBRUARY TOPICS OF YEAR TWO: YOU’LL • Branding and marketing COVER • Illustration and typography • Drawing skills • Manipulation skills using digital photography and Adobe Photoshop • Written research and analysis of the work of established artists and designers • Dissertation. REMAINDER OF YEAR TWO: • Practical body of work • Exam. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Practical portfolio plus a related written investigation of 1,000-3,000 words • Portfolio of work, planning a response to a given theme with a 15 hour exam • Exam board: Pearson • A Level (level three).

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ART & DESIGN

(PHOTOGRAPHY)

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Creative and portraiture photographer, stop motion designer, film maker, photography journalist, freelancer and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Photography, film, media and other art related degrees. YEAR ONE UNTIL FEBRUARY OF YEAR TWO: • Composition, aperture and depth of field • Capturing movement • Photoshop editing • Mixed media experimentation • Thematic project • Dissertation.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

REMAINDER OF YEAR TWO: • Body of practical work • Exam. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Practical portfolio plus a related written investigation of 1,000-3,000 words • Portfolio of work, planning a response to a given theme with a 15 hour exam • Exam board: Pearson • A Level (level three).

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ART & DESIGN

FILM STUDIES

This two year linear course will teach you everything you need to know about printed, dyed and constructed textile design. You’ll be exposed to a variety of media and a range of 2-D and 3-D work.

This two year linear course examines how films are put together, how cinema functions as a business and how you can identify messages in films that you watch. You will also study micro features of film, such as mise-en-scène, performance, cinematography, editing and sound.

(TEXTILES)

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Art and design apprenticeship, buyer, costume designer, theatre designer and interior designer. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Art and design in fashion, textile design, conservation, interior design, interior decorating, costume and theatre design. YEAR ONE UNTIL FEBRUARY OF YEAR TWO: • Practical coursework • Batique techniques • Felt making • Tie dye techniques • Stitching • Mark making • Inks and bleach • Weaving • Dissertation.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

REMAINDER OF YEAR TWO: • Exam. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Practical portfolio plus a related written investigation of 1,000-3,000 words • Portfolio of work, planning a response to a given theme with a 15 hour exam • Exam board: Pearson • A Level (level three).

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Film maker, journalist, writer and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Film, journalism, creative writing and teaching. YEAR ONE: • Hollywood 1930-1990 • American film since 2005 • British film since 1995.

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YEAR TWO: • Global film • Documentary film • Film movements - Silent cinema • Film movements - Experimental film (1960 – 2000) • Production: either a short film or a screenplay plus a digitally photographed storyboard. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Exam • Coursework • Exam board: WJEC/EDUQAS • A Level (level three).


MUSIC

This two year linear course will encourage you to question what you see, read and hear and to acquire an understanding of how the media works. You will have the opportunity to analyse a range of media forms (including television, music and video games) and engage in key critical debates.

This two year linear course will provide you with a rich variety of opportunities from workshops with BSO musicians, professional composers and Trinity Laban and Royal College of Music lecturers to performing in a variety of concerts including a large community choral concert and Music for Youth. You’ll explore various genres of music from western classical and jazz to twentieth century music (Poulenc and Debussy). You’ll also have the chance to visit conservatoire open days and concerts.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Journalist, film director, film editor, cameraman, and marketing professional. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Media, culture, film, communications and marketing. YEAR ONE: • Investigating the media TOPICS YOU’LL • Investigating media forms COVER and products • Media production • Deconstruction of media texts • Media debates and audience responses. YEAR TWO: • Media products, industries and audiences • Media forms and products in depth • Cross-media production • Independent and international media products • Application of critical theory and debates • Analysis of a wide variety of texts • Coursework. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two written exams • Coursework – create your own cross-media production • Exam board: WJEC/EDUQAS • A Level (level three).

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Musician, performer, teacher and music therapist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Music, music technology and performing arts. YEAR ONE: • Developing performance TOPICS YOU’LL skills – mock recital COVER • Developing composition skills – free composition • Developing listening/understanding skills – regular listening and analysis of music in class. YEAR TWO: • Final recital • Final portfolio • Listening/understanding exam. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Assessed recital • Assessed composition portfolio • Exam • Exam board: WJEC/EDUQAS • A Level (level three).

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THEATRE STUDIES This two year linear course will focus on three plays, which you will approach in the role of both an actor and a director. You will be assessed on a scripted performance as well as a student devised performance and take part in workshops with the Mayflower Theatre, Chichester University and Frantic Assembly.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Performer, teacher, drama therapist and entertainer. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Drama studies, acting and performing arts. YEAR ONE: • Creating original drama in the TOPICS YOU’LL style of a practitioner COVER • Review two texts (20th and st 21 century drama) • Live theatre reviews • What makes a successful performance. YEAR TWO: Continuation of year one topics plus... • Perform three scripted performances in various theatrical styles • Written logbook exploring your creative script/ performance decisions. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Assessed performance and written logbook • Written exam • Exam board: AQA • A Level (level three).

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A LEVEL: HUMANITIES Classical Civilisation ..................................... 34 Geography ................................................... 34 History ........................................................ 35 Law ............................................................. 35 Politics ........................................................ 36 Religious Studies and Philosophy .................. 36

The A Level Law lessons are varied and always engaging. I find the content very interesting and it has built a great foundation prior to starting my degree in Law with American Studies at the University of Sussex. Olivia Pattimore (previously at the Sholing Technology College).

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CLASSICAL CIVILISATION This two year linear course explores the ancient worlds of Rome and Greece, including their political and social history, through the study of ancient sources. You will gain cultural appreciation and learn essential transferable skills such as research, analysis and evaluation.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Teacher, museum curator, archaeologist and archivist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Archaeology, ancient history, classical studies, literature or history. YEAR ONE: • World of the Hero: The Odyssey TOPICS YOU’LL • Love and relationships: COVER • The passions, frustrations and delights of love in the ancient world • Love, desire, sex, sexuality and the institution of marriage • Sappho, Seneca, Plato and Ovid. YEAR TWO: • World of the Hero: The Odyssey • World of the Hero: The Aeneid • Love and relationships • Imperial image. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Essay based exams • Exam board: OCR • A Level (level three).

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GEOGRAPHY This two year linear course explores both physical and human geography. You will learn how peoples’ lives are affected by the world in which we live as well as the big environmental issues that challenge our future.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Disaster management specialist, environmental scientist, geographical information systems professional, geologist, surveyor, sustainable development professional, travel and tourism sector worker and planner. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Geography, demography, international relations, urban and regional planning, oceanography, geology and geographic information systems. YEAR ONE: TOPICS • Water and carbon cycles YOU’LL • The concept of ‘place’ and how it COVER influences human lives • Contemporary urban environments • Trips: New Forest, Studland Bay, London and heathland in Dorset. YEAR TWO: • Glacial systems and landscapes • Earthquake, volcanic and atmospheric hazards • Global systems and global governance • Sustainable management of oceans and Antarctica • Geography fieldwork investigation. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two written exams • Field report of 3,000 – 4,000 words • Exam board: AQA • A Level (level three).


LAW

This two year linear course covers both modern and early modern history. You will study the crisis of monarchy in Stuart Britain, the rise and fall of Hitler and the Nazi Party and the struggle for African-American civil rights in the USA.

This two year linear course explores the workings of the English legal system. This includes law making, law reform and legal personnel as well as a detailed analysis of criminal law and negligence.

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HISTORY

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Lawyer, teacher, journalist, company director, business and media professional. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Humanities, law, politics and business. YEAR ONE & TWO: TOPICS • Changes to the British monarchy YOU’LL and parliament pre and post-civil COVER war (1603-1702) • The collapse of the Weimar government • The rise and fall of the Nazi Party • Trips: Imperial War Museum, parliament, London Dungeon and four day visit to Berlin. YEAR TWO: • Coursework: research and investigate a set question on African-American civil rights in the USA (1860-1970). ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two written exams • Coursework - 3,500 words • Exam board: AQA • A Level (level three).

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Solicitor, barrister, legal executive, police, civil service professional and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Law, business studies, accounting, criminology and sociology. OTHER OPTIONS: University of Southampton’s ‘Pathway to Law’ scheme / ‘Access to Southampton’ scheme or Surrey University’s ‘In2Surrey’ scheme. YEAR ONE: • The structure of the Welsh and TOPICS YOU’LL English legal systems COVER • Criminal and civil law • Legal personnel • Legal funding • Rules and theory of the law of tort • Negligence – injury to people and damage to property. YEAR TWO: • Criminal law including offences against the person and property offences • Human rights law • Provision of the European convention of human rights • Protection of human rights in the UK • Legal rules, principles, concepts and issues. *The content of this qualification is under review and may result in changes to some of the topics listed above. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three written exams • Exam board: AQA • A Level (level three). 35


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POLITICS This two year linear course will equip you with a broad knowledge of political systems, processes and issues in contemporary society. It focuses on three broad topics: UK politics, UK government and US politics. You’ll gain a very good understanding of current affairs and contemporary political issues.

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES & PHILOSOPHY This two year linear course offers insight into a range of different religious, philosophical and ethical perspectives on the world. You will study the philosophy of religion, religion and ethics, different cultures and belief systems as well as developments in Buddhist thought.

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POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Journalist, social worker, politician, lawyer and teacher.

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Teacher, social worker, politician and journalist.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Politics, international relations, philosophy and ethics, history, law and sociology.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Religious studies, philosophy and ethics, history, politics, law and sociology.

YEAR ONE: • Democracy and participation TOPICS • Political parties YOU’LL • Electoral systems COVER • Voting behaviour • The media • Conservatism, liberalism and socialism • UK constitution, parliament, the prime minister and executive • Trip: conferences and workshops at the University of Warwick.

YEAR ONE: • Ancient philosophical influences, TOPICS YOU’LL ideas of soul, mind and body COVER • God and the world; arguments for his existence • Religious approaches to ethics • Kantian ethics, business ethics, utilitarianism and euthanasia • Buddhism: Buddha, rebirth, existence, four noble truths and meditation • Trip: philosophy conference at the University of Southampton.

YEAR TWO: • Feminism • US constitution and federalism, congress, presidency, supreme court • Civil rights, democracy and participation • Comparative theories • Trip: lecture on American studies and politics at the University of Winchester. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three written exams • Exam board: Pearson • A Level (level three).

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YEAR TWO: • Theological and philosophical developments • Religious language • How religious language has changed over time • Ideas of conscience, theological and psychological approaches • Sexual ethics, homosexuality and modern and traditional approaches • Different schools of Buddhism • Trips: School of Oriental and African Studies in London and the London Buddhist Centre. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three written exams • Exam board: OCR • A Level (level three).


A LEVEL: LANGUAGES English Language ......................................... 38 English Language and Literature ................... 38 English Literature ......................................... 39 French ......................................................... 39 Polish.......................................................... 40 Spanish ....................................................... 40

I particularly enjoyed the wide variety of crime and tragedy texts that we studied, in our English Literature classes. Within lessons our teacher encouraged debates, which allowed you to become more engaged and learn from a variety of viewpoints. Hannah Marsh (previously at Bitterne Park School).

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE On this two year linear course you will encounter newspaper reports, blogs, technical articles, jokes and even slang. Whilst learning how to describe writing, speech and electronic communication you will also have the chance to develop your own writing. You will investigate social class, gender and regional differences.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Teacher, lawyer and journalist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Creative writing, journalism, English language and linguistics. YEAR ONE & YEAR TWO: TOPICS • Forming spoken voices YOU’LL • Creating written voices in literary, COVER non-literary and digital texts • How to shape and craft language to develop a persona • Connections between texts • Significance and influence of context • Resource - Voices in Speech and Writing; An Anthology. YEAR TWO ONLY: • Childrens’ language development (0-11 years) • Language diversity and change: time, gender, social class, region, ethnicity and attitudes • Writing task on a language issue • Writing task on the power of storytelling, or persuasion, or information. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two written exams • Two writing tasks; 2,000 words and 750 words • Exam board: AQA • A Level (level three).

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE This two year linear course introduces you to a wide range of texts and teaches you the skill of literary analysis and evaluation, which will help you to engage creatively and critically with language. It will cover a range of fiction and non-fiction texts including drama, prose, fiction and poetry. You’ll also study an anthology of speech and writing.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Writer, journalist, advertising professional, lawyer and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: English literature, English language, linguistic studies, media studies, journalism, other humanities and social science subjects. YEAR ONE: • Forming spoken voices TOPICS YOU’LL • Creating written voices in literary, COVER non-literary and digital texts • How to shape and craft language to develop a persona • Connections between texts • Significance and influence of context • Resource - Voices in Speech and Writing; An Anthology. YEAR TWO: • How writers convey their thoughts or ideas • Using language techniques and literary devices to craft work and communicate ideas. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Assessment • Exam board: Pearson • A Level (level three).


FRENCH

This two year linear course will cover Shakespeare, modern novels, poetry and drama. Texts to be studied include: Othello, Doctor Faustus, Frankenstein, Never Let Me Go, Poems of the Decade and The Great Modern Poets (Anthology). You’ll keep a reading journal, complete pre-reading prior to lessons and develop skills of interpretation and analysis.

This course is offered as an AS qualification (one year of study) or an A Level qualification (two year linear course). You will build on your grammar, written and oral skills, study a film and a novel, and have the opportunity to pursue individual research into a topic of your choice. In addition, you will take part in an exchange visit to a school in Gaillac, in the South West of France.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Teacher, journalist, writer, civil service, lawyer, publisher and editor. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Publishing, teaching, writing, journalism, advertising, marketing, law and government. YEAR ONE: • Tragedy and literature TOPICS YOU’LL • Poems of the decade COVER • Doctor Faustus: tragedy, authorial methods and context • Science and society: comparisons between Frankenstein and Never Let Me Go. YEAR TWO: • Othello: tragedy, authorial methods and context • The great modern poets • Coursework assignment. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Coursework • Three written exams on drama, prose and poetry • Exam board: Pearson • A Level (level three).

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Journalist, foreign civil service worker, international aid/development worker, marketing professional, editor, publisher, import/export specialist, interpreter/translator, hotel manager, tour manager and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: French, other modern languages, in conjunction with any other subject. YEAR ONE: • The changing nature of the family TOPICS YOU’LL • Cybersociety COVER • The role of charities • A culture proud of its heritage • Contemporary French music • The Cinema in French-speaking countries • French language film: ‘Au Revoir les Enfants’. YEAR TWO: • Positive aspects of a diverse society • Life at the margins of society in France • The treatment of criminals • Young people, the right to vote and political engagement • Demonstrations and strikes • The politics of immigration • Research project • Literary text • French exchange visit. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three exams (listening, oral, reading and writing) • Exam board: AQA • AS Level (level three) • A Level (level three). 39

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POLISH

SPANISH

This course is offered as an AS qualification (one year of study) or an A Level qualification (two year linear course). It is suitable for students with a good level of Polish, as most of our learners are already fluent speakers. You will study both technical aspects of the language including grammar and vocabulary, as well as Polish culture including literature and history.

This course is offered as an AS qualification (one year of study) or an A Level qualification (two year linear course). You will learn about the concerns which affect people’s lives in Spanish speaking countries and have the opportunity to study a Spanish film and a literary text. In addition, you will take part in a Spanish exchange to Cataluna.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Interpreter, translator and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Polish studies. YEAR ONE: • Polish society and culture • Contemporary society • Environment and citizenship • Working world and international context. YEAR TWO: • Poland and Poles during WW2 • Film: Ashes and Diamonds • Film: Man of Marble • Two poems from the literary section. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Exam board: AQA • AS Level qualification (level three) • A Level qualification (level three).

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TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Journalist, foreign civil service worker, international aid/development worker, import/export specialist, interpreter/translator, hotel manager, tour manager and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Spanish, other modern languages, in conjunction with any other subject. YEAR ONE: • Modern and traditional values TOPICS YOU’LL • How new technologies have COVER changed our lives • Equal rights for Hispanic women and LGBT groups • The culture of fame and its impact on young people • Spanish regional identity • Spanish conquest of Peru • Flamenco, tango and other Hispanic music styles • Spanish film: El Laberinto del Fauno by Guillermo Del Toro. YEAR TWO: • Immigration, integration and combating racism • Issues affecting youth in Spain • Monarchies and dictatorships • Trade unions and social protests • Spanish play: La Casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca • Spanish exchange to Cataluña. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three exams (listening, oral, reading and writing) • Exam board: AQA • AS Level (level three) • A Level (level three).


A LEVEL: MATHS, SCIENCE & SOCIAL SCIENCE Biology ........................................................ 42 Chemistry .................................................... 42 Maths .......................................................... 43 Further Maths .............................................. 43 Maths (core) ................................................. 44 Physics ........................................................ 44 Psychology .................................................. 45 Sociology .................................................... 45

I particularly enjoyed the physics field trips. One trip to Portsmouth University helped me to decide on my next move in education and I have applied to study Radiography at the University of Southampton. Abbie Orchard (previously at Regents Park Community College).

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BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

This two year linear course will teach you all about the human body as well as plants, biochemistry, genetics and the environment.

This two year linear course focuses on the properties and interactions of the substances all matter is composed of. Chemistry is at the forefront of innovation in so many fields, not least medicine, materials, energy and the environment.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Doctor, paramedic, midwife, nurse, physiotherapist, sports management professional, environmentalist and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, physiotherapy, sport science, veterinary science, nursing, midwifery and teaching. YEAR ONE: • Biological molecules TOPICS YOU’LL • Cell biology COVER • Organisms exchange substances with their environment • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms • Practicals. YEAR TWO: • Energy transfers in and between organisms • How organisms respond to changes in environment • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems • The control of gene expression (metabolic activities) • Practicals.

ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 12 practicals • Three written exams • Exam board: AQA • A Level (level three).

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, doctor, nurse, dentist, veterinary scientist, pharmacist, food scientist, forensic scientist, geologist and environmental scientist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Chemistry, biology, biochemistry, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacology, food science, forensic science, geology and environmental science. YEAR ONE: • Development of Practical skill development • Foundations in chemistry • Periodic table and energy • Core organic chemistry.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • Physical chemistry and the transition elements • Organic chemistry and analysis. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three exams: • Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry • Synthesis and analytical techniques • Unified chemistry • Exam board: OCR • A Level (level three).


FURTHER MATHS

This two year linear course emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected and how mathematics can be applied to model situations. You will learn about mathematical argument, language and proof as well as mathematical problem solving and modelling.

This two year course shows how mathematical ideas are interconnected and how mathematics can be applied to model situations. You will explore mathematical argument, language and proof as well as mathematical problem solving.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Scientist, engineer, statistician, stock broker. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Maths, sciences, engineering, finance.

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MATHS

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Engineer, data analyst, banker, statistician and scientist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Mathematics, physics, engineering or computing.

OVER TWO YEARS: PURE MATHEMATICS: • Proof, algebra and functions • Geometry and trigonometry • Sequences and series • Exponentials and logarithms • Differentiation and integration • Numerical methods and vectors.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

STATISTICS: • Statistical sampling, distributions and hypothesis testing • Data presentation and interpretation • Probability. MECHANICS: • Quantities and units in mechanics • Kinematics and moments • Forces and Newton’s laws. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three exams • Exam board: Pearson • A Level (level three).

OVER TWO YEARS: • Proof • Complex numbers • Matrices • Further vectors • Further algebra • Series • Hyperbolic functions • Further calculus • Polar coordinates • Differential equations.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

PLUS TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: • Statistics (poisson and binomial distributions, discrete probability distributions, chi squared tests, hypothesis testing and central limit theorem) • Mechanics (impulse and momentum, work, energy and power, elastic strings and springs, elastic collisions in one and two dimensions) • Discrete maths (e.g. graphs and networks and network algorithms) • Additional pure maths (e.g. number theory and groups). ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Four exams • Exam board: Pearson • A Level (level three).

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PHYSICS

MATHS (CORE)

(A LEVEL STANDARD) This one year course will help you to understand and apply clear, mathematical reasoning to real-life problems and analyse and interpret data in various contexts. In addition, it will give you a good grasp of the impact of interest rates on loans and investments and help you to confidently deal with everyday financial mathematics.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Statistician, analyst and accountant. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Biology, chemistry and business. • • • •

Analysis of data Maths for personal finance Estimation Critical analysis of given data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: • Statistical techniques (normal distribution, probabilities and estimation, correlation and regression) • Critical path and risk analysis (expectation and cost benefit analysis) • Graphical techniques (graphical methods, rates of change and exponential functions). ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams (with calculator) • Exam board: AQA • A Level standard • UCAS points apply • Certificate (level three).

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This two year linear course you will look at how the key Physics concepts are used in modern technology, the forces in space and the fundamental laws of the Universe. You will use practical activities to explore why things happen.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Engineer, doctor, nurse, dentist, architect, computer scientist, earth and environmental scientist, mathematician, materials scientist, pharmacist, sports scientist, surveyor, and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Pure science, engineering, medical science, dentistry, architecture, computer science, geography, earth and environmental sciences, maths, materials science, sports science, and teaching. YEAR ONE: • Development of practical skills in physics • Foundations of physics • Forces and motion • Practicals. YEAR TWO: • Electrons, waves and photons • Newtonian world and astrophysics • Particles and medical physics • Practicals. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three written exams • Exam board: OCR • A Level (level three).

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SOCIOLOGY

This two year linear course takes a scientific approach to learning about key research in biological, social, cognitive, developmental and clinical psychology. It will teach you how to conduct psychological research, analyse data and formulate conclusions as well as how to apply psychological theories to real life issues.

This two year linear course involves the study of human society, culture and relationships. Sociology encourages you to question what happens in society and search for explanations of what influences our behaviour and why. Studying sociology allows you to examine current affairs, how society works and the people within it.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Health and social care professional, teacher, occupational psychologist, counsellor, clinical psychologist, health or sport psychologist, marketing professional, police work and animal welfare/researcher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Psychology, social sciences, nursing, radiology and pharmacology. YEAR ONE: TOPICS • Planning, conducting, analysing YOU’LL data and reporting psychological COVER research • Experimental and nonexperimental methodologies and techniques • Social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences • Freewill vs. determinism. YEAR TWO: • Social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences • Freewill vs. determinism • Applied Psychology • Issues in mental health • Child psychology • Environmental psychology • Trips: Marwell Zoo (animal behaviour observation), Psychology Live at Disneyland and the Behind Bars conference.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Social administrator, social worker, nurse, teacher, marketing professional and the police. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Sociology, psychology, criminology, nursing, law, social work, public relations, politics and economics. YEAR ONE: • Socialisation, culture and identity and the media • Researching and understanding social inequalities: social class and gender.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • Researching and understanding social inequalities: Ethnicity and age • Debates in contemporary society • Globalisation and the digital social world and education. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three written exams • Exam board: OCR • A Level (level three).

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Equivalent to one A Level qualification and studied over two years. Applied Law.................................................48 Art & Design NEW........................................48 Business.......................................................49 Computing...................................................49 Criminology.................................................50 Dance...........................................................50 Digital Media................................................51 Music Technology........................................51 Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) .............52 Popular Music .............................................52 Science (Applied) NEW................................53 Sports Science.............................................53

LEVEL THREE DOUBLE AWARD..... 55 Equivalent to two A Level qualifications and studied over two years.

Health and Social Care NEW.......................56 Science (Applied) NEW................................56 Sport (Coaching).........................................57

LEVEL THREE TRIPLE AWARD....... 59

Equivalent to the three A Level qualifications and studied over two years. Business.......................................................60 Childcare and Education............................60 IT for Practitioners......................................61 Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) .............61 Popular Music..............................................62 Sport............................................................62 Uniformed Public Services .........................63 46

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Art, Design and Media.............................. 66 Business.................................................. 66 Information Technology (IT).......................67 Introduction to Social Science NEW..........67 Health and Social Care................................68 Performing Arts...........................................68 Music............................................................69 Science (Applied).........................................69 Sport............................................................70 Uniformed Public Services.........................70

LEVEL TWO: GCSEs Biology NEW English Language Maths

LEVEL ONE: FOUNDATION LEVEL

Employability, English and Maths

(This study programme is designed to help you progress onto your chosen pathway at level two. It also includes work experience placements.)

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LEVEL THREE SINGLE AWARD Applied Law ............................................. 48 Art & Design NEW ..................................... 48 Business .................................................. 49 Computing .............................................. 49 Criminology ............................................. 50 Dance ...................................................... 50 Digital Media ............................................ 51 Music Technology ..................................... 51 Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) ............. 52 Popular Music .......................................... 52 Science (Applied) NEW .............................. 53 Sports Science ......................................... 53 EQUIVALENT TO ONE A LEVEL QUALIFICATION AND STUDIED OVER TWO YEARS.

The dance course gave me the confidence to perform whether in the dance studio, at Open Evenings or on stage for a live audience! The workshops with professional dance companies were amazing and totally inspiring. Becca Whatley (previously at Houndsdown School).

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APPLIED LAW

ART & DESIGN NEW

This two year vocational course covers the workings of the civil court system works and negligence as well as aspects of criminal law such as non-fatal offences and sentencing. You will be encouraged to undertake work experience in a related area.

This two year vocational course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the study of art and design. You will develop art and design projects and gain an understanding of the creative process enabling you to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the creative industries, as part of a programme of study alongside other level three qualifications.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Paralegal, banker, insurance professional and court services professional. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Law, business studies, criminology and sociology. YEAR ONE: • Civil dispute resolution TOPICS YOU’LL • Civil legal funding COVER • Legal doctrine of precedent in the court hierarchy • Law of negligence • How laws are made and interpreted • How legislation is made outside of Parliament • Personnel involved in a criminal trial • Non-fatal offences such as ABH and GBH and sentencing. YEAR TWO: • Fatal offences (murder and the various types of manslaughter) • Offences against property (theft, robbery, burglary etc.) • General defences • Police powers • Tort - negligence and how damages are calculated • Occupier’s liability and nuisance. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • External assessments • Coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC National Extended Certificate (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Creative designer, photographer, marketing professional, web designer, product designer and architect. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Art and design, photography, graphic design and architecture. YEAR ONE: TOPICS • Visual recording and YOU’LL communication COVER • Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design – learn how to analyse the work of artists and designers and improve your own practice. YEAR TWO: • The creative process • Portfolio development • Optional unit (pre-selected). ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two external assessments • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC National Extended Certificate (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.


COMPUTING

This two year vocational course will provide you with a good introduction to a range of business disciplines including marketing, resource management, finance and project planning. You will be encouraged to undertake work experience and can benefit from our extensive range of links with local employers including Carnival UK, B&Q, PWC, Blake Morgan, Capita and many more.

This two year vocational course will look at the relationship between hardware and software that form an IT system, managing and processing data to support a business, using IT to communicate and share information and the principles of designing and developing computer programs. In addition, you’ll be required to search, apply for and undertake a two week work placement within the IT industry. We have links to local employers such as IBM, Ordinance Survey, BIMA and Southampton Solent University.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Banking and financial services professional, marketing professional, retail professional, office administrator and public services officer. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Finance, marketing, events management, accounting, business management and law. YEAR ONE: • Business structure and environment • Achieving success in business • Developing a marketing campaign • Personal and business finance.

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YEAR TWO: • Recruitment and selection process • Investigating customer service • Market research • English legal system. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Assessments • Coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC National Extended Certificate (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.

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BUSINESS

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Software developer, web/content developer, mobile apps designer, games designer, programmer and IT/business analyst. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Business, computer arts, software development for animation, accounting and finance. YEAR ONE: • Information technology systems • Creating systems to manage information • Using social media in business.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • Programming • Website development • Data modelling. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Assessments • Coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Certificate (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.

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CRIMINOLOGY

DANCE

This two year vocational course will teach you the theories of criminality and how to apply them to real life cases. You will also learn how to use theory to understand how changes can be made in criminal law and social policy. In addition, you will be encouraged to undertake work experience in a related area.

This two year course will develop your technical and expressive skills, build on your knowledge of dance history and increase your understanding of choreography and professional dance repertoire. You will also perform in a national dance competition to a live audience at Southampton Guildhall. In addition, you will be encouraged to undertake work experience in a related area.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Police force, forensic services, lawyer and criminalist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Law, sociology, applied science, psychology, history, politics and public services. YEAR ONE: • Changing awareness of crime • Impact of media on crime • Methods of collecting information about crime • Criminological theories • Criminal and deviant behaviour • Social construction of criminality • Theories of crime.

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YEAR TWO: • Issues within the criminal justice system • Examination of verdicts in criminal cases • Theories and processes of bringing the accused to court • Effectiveness of social control • Law-making processes • Models of justice and aims of punishment. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Two assessments • Exam board: WJEC/EDUQAS • WJEC Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Performer, dancer, teacher, arts administrator and dance therapist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Dance and creative and performance arts. OVER TWO YEARS: TOPICS • Dance appreciation/dance YOU’LL history COVER • Developing skills and techniques for live performance • Rock Challenge performances • Choreography (group performance workshop) • Contemporary dance techniques • Developing technical and expressive skills • The healthy performer • Workshops with Rambert, Urdang, Matthew Bourne Dance Company and Mayflower Theatre. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Practical workshops and written assignments • Assessed performance • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Certificate (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.


MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

This two year vocational course is based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It will help you to develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge in the field of digital media. You will develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects. In addition, you will be encouraged to undertake work experience in a related area.

This two year vocational course will give you an understanding of studio recording, music production, live sound and working as a team to deliver a recording project to professional standards. You will use industry-standard software and equipment, including our state-of-the-art recording studio, to produce professional recordings and compositions. In addition, you will be encouraged to undertake work experience in a related area.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Journalist, radio presenter and web designer. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Art, design and media. YEAR ONE: • Media products and audiences • Create a media product • Scripting for media products.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • Pre-production and planning • Create the use of sound in media • Create a media profile. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: OCR • CTEC Extended Certificate (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Live sound engineer, recording studio worker, music composer, sound designer and film/TV composer. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Music, digital music, music production and audio engineering. OVER TWO YEARS: TOPICS • Multitrack studio recording YOU’LL techniques COVER • DAW production using Logic • Technology and practice of live sound engineering • DAW mixing and mastering techniques • Production teams. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Certificate (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.

ALUMNI SUCCESS!

Music technology graduate, Andy Wareham, is now a Music composer!

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PERFORMING ARTS (MUSICAL THEATRE)

This two year vocational course will build your skills in acting, dancing and singing. You’ll study musical theatre, contemporary theatre, jazz dance and singing. You will also be involved in an end of year production and take part in workshops with industry professionals such as the Frantic Assembly and the Mayflower Theatre. In addition, you will be encouraged to undertake work experience.

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POPULAR MUSIC This two year vocational course will develop your performing skills as a soloist and as a member of an ensemble. You will learn about the history of rock and pop music and music theory and will build on your notation, listening and composition skills. In addition, you will be required to take part in live performances both in and out of college.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Composer, songwriter, singer, band member and music promoter.

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Teacher, performer, arts administrator, entertainer, theatre technician and drama therapist.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Music performance, music production, music promotion and music management.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Acting, musical theatre and dramatic arts.

YEAR ONE: • Music performance techniques TOPICS YOU’LL • Solo and ensemble COVER performances • Practice diary • Pop music in practice • A history of popular music • Working and developing as a musical ensemble • Rehearsing and performing in bands.

YEAR ONE: • Investigating practitioners’ work • Group performance workshop • Developing skills and techniques for live performance.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • Musical theatre techniques • Workshops with industry professionals • End of year production. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Assessments • Performance piece • Portfolio of evidence • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Certificate (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.

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YEAR TWO: • Solo music performance skills • 20 minute recital • Live music workshop • Creating and performing as an ensemble • Music theory and harmony • Portfolio of compositions. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.


This two year vocational course will introduce you to the principals and applications of science. It will expand your knowledge of scientific procedures and techniques and give you a good understanding of biological molecules and metabolic pathways. You will learn how to perform experiments, analyse data and draw conclusions. In addition, you will be encouraged to undertake work experience in a related area.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Laboratory technician, nurse, food development technician, conservation warden, water quality expert, environmental manager and microbiologist technician. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Science-based courses and nursing. YEAR ONE: • Key science concepts in biology, chemistry and physics • Quantitative laboratory techniques • Calibration • Chromatography • Calorimetry • Laboratory safety.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • Planning a scientific investigation • Biological molecules and metabolic pathways in chemical reactions. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two assessments • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Certificate (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.

This two year vocational course covers everything from anatomy and nutrition to physiology and fitness training. You’ll gain practical experience in sports science related disciplines such as sports massage, fitness testing and psychological profiling. You will also undertake professional work experience in sports science laboratories at local universities.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Sports scientist, physiotherapist, sports therapist, sports nutrition expert, fitness instructor and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Sports science (physiology, psychology, biomechanics) and sports coaching/fitness. OTHER OPTIONS: The college helps students to secure sports scholarships in the USA. YEAR ONE: • Anatomy for sport and exercise • Sport and exercise physiology • Sport and exercise psychology.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • Sport and exercise massage • Sports nutrition • Fitness testing and training. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to one A Level.

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LEVEL THREE DOUBLE AWARD Health and Social Care NEW........................56 Science (Applied) NEW................................56 Sport (Coaching) .......................................57 EQUIVALENT TO TWO A LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS AND STUDIED OVER TWO YEARS.

Richard Taunton is the only college to offer the Saints Foundation Coaching course. On completion I will have the skills, experience and qualification needed to kick start my dream career in football coaching! Jake Webb (previously at The Sholing Technology College).

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE SCIENCE (APPLIED) NEW NEW This two year vocational course will help This two year course explores many aspects of health and social care ranging from human lifespan development and public health to sector research findings and individual care and support. You will be expected to undertake work experience in a health or care related setting.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Nurse, social worker, occupational therapist and paramedic. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Nursing, social work, childhood studies, occupational therapy and paramedic science. YEAR ONE: TOPICS • Physical, intellectual, emotional YOU’LL and social development across COVER the human life span • Working in the health and social care sector • Safe working practices, safeguarding procedures and emergency situations • Current sector research. YEAR TWO: • Meeting individual care and support needs • Promoting public health Plus TWO of the following: • Sociological perspectives • Psychological perspectives • Supporting Individuals with additional needs • Psychological disorders • Nutritional health. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Coursework • Practical assessment • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC National Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to two A Levels. 56

you to understand the principals and applications of science, develop your scientific investigation skills and learn more about scientific/laboratory procedures and techniques. You will also delve into biological molecules, metabolic pathways and genetics. You will also participate in course-related work experience.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Laboratory technician, nurse, food development technician, conservation warden, water quality expert, environmental manager and microbiologist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Applied science, biomedical science, nursing and environmental science. YEAR ONE: • Key concepts in biology, TOPICS YOU’LL chemistry and physics COVER • Practical scientific procedures and techniques • Planning a scientific investigation • Biological molecules and metabolic pathways in chemical reactions. YEAR TWO: • Laboratory techniques and their application • More on key science concepts in biology, chemistry and physics • Investigative project • Genetics and genetic engineering. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Three exams • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC National Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to two A Levels.


LEVEL 3 DOUBLE AWARD - VOCATIONAL COURSES

SPORT (COACHING) This two year vocational course is really hands on. You will spend two days a week studying in college and three days a week working with the Saints Foundation. At the end of the course you are guaranteed a job interview with the Saints Foundation!

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Coach, teacher and sport instructor. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Sports studies and sports therapy. OTHER OPTIONS: The college helps students to secure sports scholarships in the USA. YEAR ONE: • How the body functions TOPICS • How the body responds to YOU’LL COVER exercise • Work experience • Fitness testing • Sports coaching • Social and cultural issues that affect sport. YEAR TWO: • Planning and leading sports activities • How mind-sets can affect performance • Organising sports events • Career planning within sport. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: OCR • CTEC Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to two A Levels • You will also gain: FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, FA Level 2 in Coaching Football, Level 2 Multi-skills Award, Junior Football Leaders Award and FA Level 2 Award in Leadership in Football.

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LEVEL THREE TRIPLE AWARD Business ...................................................60 Childcare and Education ............................60 IT for Practitioners ....................................61 Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) ..............61 Popular Music ...........................................62 Sport ........................................................62 Uniformed Public Services .........................63 EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS AND STUDIED OVER TWO YEARS.

The college has some great links with local employers, which really helps with our business assignments as you have real examples to include in your coursework. The best experience I’ve had on the business course was giving a presentation about city development to the Board of Directors at Capita. Lewis Smith (previously at Regents Park Community College).

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BUSINESS This two year vocational course provides a good introduction to a range of business disciplines, including marketing and resource management, finance and project planning. You will also undertake work experience related to this course.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Banking and financial services manager, marketing manager, retail manager, office administrator and public services officer. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Finance, marketing, events management, accounting, business management and law. YEAR ONE: • Exploring businesses: structure, environment, activities • Developing a marketing campaign • Personal and business finance • Managing an event • International business • Principles of management • Business decision making. YEAR TWO: • Recruitment and selection • Customer service • Visual merchandising • Pitching a new business • Training and development • Market research • English legal system. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Exams and assessments • Coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to three A Levels.

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CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION This two year vocational course will give you a good grounding in areas such as development, health and play, school readiness and professional partnerships. You will apply your learning in a range of early years workplaces, for two days a week, throughout your course.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Teacher, Teaching assistant, pre-school practitioner, early years educator, room leader, childminder, social worker, play therapist and nanny. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Primary or early years teaching, childhood studies, social work, children’s nursing and play therapy. YEAR ONE: • Child development from TOPICS YOU’LL conception to seven years COVER • Children’s health and well-being • Safe environments for children • Play and learning • Understanding children’s additional needs • Child development - observation, assessment and planning. YEAR TWO: • Supporting emergent literacy/maths • School readiness • International perspectives on children’s learning • Professional development • Professional partnerships in early years • Work placement • Professional practice portfolio. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Coursework and two assessments • Practical assessments through your placements • Exam board: CACHE • CACHE Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to three A Levels.


This two year vocational course covers a variety of IT topics ranging from the relationship between hardware and software, to managing and processing data and using IT to communicate and share information. In addition, you will undertake work experience related to this course.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Software developer, web/content developer, mobile apps designer, games designer, programmer and IT/business analysis support. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Business information and technology, digital technology solutions, computer games technology, creative technology, information technology management for business, computing forensics, computer networks and security. YEAR ONE: • Information technology systems TOPICS • Management information systems YOU’LL COVER • Cyber security and incident management • IT service delivery • Using social media in business • Programming and data modelling • Website and computer games development. YEAR TWO: • IT project management • IT technical support and management • Software testing • Customising and integrating applications • Cloud storage and collaboration tools • Digital animation, effects and 2D/3D graphics • The internet and enterprise. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two assessments and two exams • Coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC National Extended Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to three A Levels.

(MUSICAL THEATRE)

This two year vocational course will develop your technical and expressive skills in a variety of areas such as musical theatre, contemporary theatre, jazz dance and singing skills. You will take part in the end of year production, have opportunities to perform to live audiences throughout and attend workshops with industry practitioners such as the Frantic Assembly, the Mayflower Theatre and West End performers.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Teacher, performer, arts administrator, entertainer, theatre technician and drama therapist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Acting and musical theatre. YEAR ONE: • Investigating practitioners’ work TOPICS YOU’LL • Group performance workshop COVER • Acting styles • Jazz dance techniques • Individual performance commission • Developing skills and techniques for live performance. YEAR TWO: • Performing arts in the community • Final live performance to an audience • Employment opportunities in the performing arts • Singing techniques for performers • Musical theatre techniques • Contemporary dance techniques • Developing the voice for performance. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Assessments • Performance piece • Portfolio of evidence • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to three A Levels.

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POPULAR MUSIC

SPORT

This two year vocational course will teach you all about music performance, music technology, the music business, music theory and popular music through the decades. You will perform various gigs and concerts throughout the year in different music venues. This course will suit competent and fully committed performers on guitar, bass, drum kit, vocals or keyboard.

This two year vocational course involves a combination of academic and practical study and will equip you with the knowledge and experience required to pursue a career in the sports industry. You will also undertake work experience related to this course.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Composer, songwriter, singer, band member and music promoter. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Music performance, music production, music promotion and music management. YEAR ONE: • Ensemble performance • Music performance techniques • Solo music performance • Events management • Contemporary song writing • Aural perception skills • World music • Recording techniques.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

YEAR TWO: • Major music project – organise your own show • The sound and music industry • Session styles – cutting it as a session musician • Music in society • Mixing and mastering techniques • Freelance musician. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to three A Levels.

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Coach, teacher, personal trainer and professional sports player. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Sports studies, sports therapy and sports psychology. OTHER OPTIONS: The college helps students to secure sports scholarships in the USA. YEAR ONE: • How the body functions and TOPICS YOU’LL responds to exercise COVER • Sports injuries and rehabilitation programmes • Fitness testing • Planning and carrying out a six week training programme for a client • Sports coaching • Technical and tactical sports skills • Practical sport (individual) • Social and cultural issues that affect sport. YEAR TWO: • Planning and leading sports activities • Sports nutrition and sports massage • How mind-sets can affect performance • Work experience placement • Sports event management at a local school • Career planning and conduct • Practical team sport. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: OCR • CTEC Extended Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to three A Levels.


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UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES This two year vocational course will teach you the basic skills required of a person working in the uniformed public services. You will participate in a number of adventurous activities such as climbing and canoeing as well as work experience related to this course. In addition, there will be a range of outside speakers and trips to the different public services in order to gain knowledge first-hand experience.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Army, Navy, Air Force, police officer, fire fighter, paramedic and prison officer. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Management, business and public services. YEAR ONE: • Government, policies and the TOPICS public services YOU’LL • Importance and application COVER of discipline • Leadership and teamwork • Citizenship, diversity and the public services • Skills for land and water-based adventures • Crime and its effects on society • Designing training programmes. YEAR TWO: • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle • Overnight camping expedition • Taking part in, and leading, land-based activities (climbing abseiling, archery etc.) • Command structure in the uniformed services • Planning and management of major incidents • Participation in team sport • Training/developing personal fitness and delivering training sessions • Land navigation by map and compass. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: OCR • CTEC Extended Diploma (level three) • Equivalent to three A Levels.

The teachers who lead the music course work in the industry and are out gigging, so they know first-hand what it’s like! Tom Besley (previously at Ballard School).

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The level two uniformed public services course increased my desire to pursue a career within the Forces. As a result, I am undertaking the level three course! Bethany Lee (previously at Redbridge Community College).

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ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA

BUSINESS

This one year vocational course will develop your skills and techniques in painting, drawing, photography, image manipulation and animation. You will research artists, photographers and the media industry. In addition, you’ll participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

This one year vocational course will provide you with a good introduction to a range of business areas from marketing, promotion and finance to customer service and teamwork. In addition, you’ll participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Journalist, radio presenter, photographer, architect and web designer.

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Professional in: sales, marketing, business operations, human resources and customer service.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Illustration, architecture, animation and photography.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Business, marketing, human resources and management.

FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Fine art, textiles, photography, critical and contextual studies, graphic communication, media studies, film studies and digital media (level three).

FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Business, applied law and other level three vocational courses.

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Painting and drawing Photography Graphic communication Media.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Annotated workbooks • Exam board: NCFE • NCFE Certificate in Creative Craft (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

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Finance Enterprise in the business world Principles of marketing Plus five of the following: - Principles of customer service - Promoting a brand - Retail business - Principles of marketing - Recruitment and selection - Sales and selling.

ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC National Extended Certificate (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

ALUMNI SUCCESS!

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Business graduate, Luke Baker, is now working in sales for an international print media company!


INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCE NEW

This one year vocational course is highly practical. You will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. In addition, you’ll participate in courserelated work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

This one year vocational course will introduce you to the basic concepts and theories within sociology, psychology and criminology. In addition, you’ll participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Software developer, web/content developer, mobile apps designer, games designer, programmer and IT/business analysis support. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Business information and technology, digital technology solutions, computer games technology, creative technology, information technology management for business, computing forensics, computer networks and security. FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Business or IT (level three). • The online world • Technology systems • A digital portfolio - Digital audio - Creating digital animation - Website development. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Four pieces of coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Certificate (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Nurse, social worker, teacher, police force, forensic professional and lawyer. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Law, nursing, sociology, social science, applied science, psychology and public services. FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Applied law, criminology, health and social care, sociology and psychology (level three). • Introduction to humanities • Development of social policy • Ethical issues in social policy • Social psychology • Introduction to sociology • Psychology • Aspects of crime • Criminal justice system • Crime and social groups • Critical thinking • Setting learning goals • Plagiarism • Essay writing skills.

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ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Portfolio work • Written assessments • Exam board: Ascentis • Certificate (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

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LEVEL 2 - VOCATIONAL COURSES

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE This one year vocational course covers a range of health and social care related topics that were compiled by both industry employers and professional bodies. It is an ideal starting point for those interested in a future in nursing, midwifery, social work or similar. You will be expected to complete courserelated work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Nurse, social worker, carer and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Nursing, midwifery (with sciences), primary teaching and social work. FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Health and social care, vocational science and sociology (level three). • Human lifespan development • Nutrition in health and TOPICS YOU’LL social care COVER • Health and social care values • Effective communication in health and social care • The impact of nutrition in health and social care • Individual rights in health and social care • Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC First Certificate (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

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PERFORMING ARTS This one year vocational course is largely acting based with some elements of singing and dancing included. You will take part in a range of dance, drama and music performance and also produce practical and theoretical work. In addition, you’ll participate in courserelated work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Teacher, performer, arts administrator, entertainer, theatre technician and drama therapist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Acting, musical theatre and dramatic arts. FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Performing arts, music and dance (level three). • • • •

The performing arts industry Dance skills and techniques Musical theatre Performance project.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Coursework • Assessments • Exam board: OCR • CTEC Extended Certificate (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

ALUMNI SUCCESS!

Performing arts graduate, Christopher Hewitt, is now an actor and has performed on in the West End!


SCIENCE (APPLIED)

This one year vocational course will give you an overview of the fundamental elements of music, look at different styles of music and reveal how the music industry works. You will also learn how to plan, advertise and put on a musical performance in front of live audiences. In addition, you’ll participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

This one year vocational course will give you a good understanding of the core science concepts in biology, chemistry and physics. You will explore energy, the environment, chemical substances, physical science and life science. In addition, you’ll participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Musician, music technician, music therapist, music teacher and music producer. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Music, music management, music production and music promotion. FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Popular music (level three). • • • •

Music performance Practical musicianship Music theory Music business.

TOPICS YOU’LL COVER

ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Practical performances (band and soloist) • Written work and presentations • Exam board: OCR • CTEC Extended Certificate (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

LEVEL 2 - VOCATIONAL COURSES

MUSIC

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Laboratory worker, nurse, forensic scientist, biomedical scientist and horticulturalist. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Biomedical sciences, nursing, radiography and forensic science. FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Level three Diploma or Certificate in Applied Science (provided that you achieve merit on this course). • Principles of science TOPICS • Properties of elements from the YOU’LL periodic table COVER • Ionising radiations • Nuclear energy • Environmental pollution • Bonding and chemical reactions • Motion • Life science (diet, disorders and immune system) • Scientific investigation skills. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • Two exams • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Certificate (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

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LEVEL 2 - VOCATIONAL COURSES

SPORT This one year vocational course combines the theoretical concepts of sport with practical skills, including leadership. It involves course-related work experience and will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Sport psychologist, coach, sport journalist and teacher. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Sports science, sports therapy, sports journalism, sports psychology and sports coaching. FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Sport (level three) or gym instruction (level two). OTHER OPTIONS: The college can help you gain access to sports scholarships in the USA. • Sports performance (training types, lifestyle factors and TOPICS YOU’LL psychology) COVER • Participation in, and analysis of, your performance in sport • Anatomy and physiology for sport • Planning and leading sports activities. ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: OCR • CTEC Extended Certificate (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

ALUMNI SUCCESS!

Sport graduate, Charlie Anderson, completed a degree in sports management and is now studying for an MBA!

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UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES This one year vocational course will be of particular interest to you if you have completed an entry level or foundation course, and would like to enter a uniformed public service or progress onto a level three course. It will involve course-related work experience.

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS: Armed forces, police force, firefighter, prison officer and paramedic. POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS: Criminology and public services. FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS: Public services, applied law and criminology (level three). • Sport and recreation (fitness TOPICS testing for services, practical YOU’LL sport and coaching etc.) COVER • Uniformed public sector skills • Team building • National Citizen Service training programme • Adventurous activities (canoeing, climbing, hiking etc.). ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION: • 100% coursework • Exam board: Pearson • BTEC Extended Certificate (level two) • Equivalent to two GCSEs.


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THE APPLICATION PROCESS EXPLAINED

Decide on your courses

Come to an Open Evening

Apply as early as possible

Attend a preenrolment interview

Receive a conditional offer letter

Attend Welcome Evening with your parents

Take part in Freshers’ Day

Attend an enrolment interview

YOU CAN APPLY IN ONE OF TWO WAYS 1

2

Complete an online application at: www.richardtaunton.ac.uk

Complete a paper based application and send it to Admissions, Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RL.

KEY DATES

2017 SEPTEMBER: Start accepting applications OCTOBER: Two Open Evenings NOVEMBER: Pre-enrolment interviews begin

2018 FEBRUARY: Open Evening APRIL: Welcome Evening JUNE: Freshers’ Day AUGUST: Enrolment

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If you have any questions please call 02380 514 776 or send an email to admissions@richardtaunton.ac.uk.


OUR ACADEMIES SIXTH FORM ACADEMY High achieving students often have the ambition to study at the most selective universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. With support from the University of Southampton, we offer these students specialist, dedicated support to foster confidence and good study habits, to ensure their university applications are as strong as possible. To qualify for membership of the academy you will need at least six GCSEs at grades 6 - 9 in academic subjects including English Language (grade 6) and Maths (grade 6) and an average GCSE score of 6 or higher. Upon joining students will be enrolled on the Academy Challenge Enrichment (ACE) programme where everyone will be arranged into subject area seminar groups with a group leader who has expertise in the professional field.

▶▶ Competitive admissions sessions on topics such as interview techniques, entrance exams and writing high quality personal statements. ▶▶ Access to our our pool of connections, contacts and work experience opportunities. Examples include young governor positions on the Southampton University Hospital Trust Board, facilitating mentoring programmes and specialist workshops at Oxford and Cambridge.

ACE-related activities include: ▶▶ Weekly ACE seminars to build skills in researching, debating and public speaking and develop your interests beyond the curriculum through lectures, workshops and visits. They will also cover preparation for specific papers, audition practice or courtroom experience. ▶▶ The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which is equivalent to half an A Level, and focuses on a topic of your choice. It will demonstrate your analytical and research skills and is welcomed by many universities. EPQ SUCCESS: THE DESIGN AND BUILD OF A FLOWERPOT CAMPANILE WINS A GOLD CREST AWARD!

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OUR ACADEMIES

SCHOOL OF MUSIC Our music students are taught in our new, purpose built Music Centre, which features a recording studio, two music technology MAC suites, a soundproof recording booth, three large rehearsal spaces as well as small practice rooms. Students can choose to study a wide range of music genres from jazz and classical to popular music. They are also encouraged to take part in music-related enrichment activities such as music theory, jazz band, record label and more. Our music ensembles have achieved places in the Music for Youth nationals over the years, where they have the chance to perfect their performance skills and take part in workshops with music greats. We maintain strong links with external bodies and community groups including Southampton Music Hub and the Jazz Ticket and have built excellent links with professionals in the industry. Most of our music students progress to higher education to study music related courses and go on to develop successful careers.

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WIDENING PARTICIPATION ACADEMY We want every one of our students to have the chance to achieve their dreams and aspirations whether this be through securing a place at university or completing a higher apprenticeship. Therefore, we have set up a pioneering programme to help our students do just that! We recognise that not all students have had the same opportunities when they first join the college. Many face social, financial or academic barriers which make them less likely to reach higher education. We want this to change. Students who qualify for membership of this academy, will: ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶ ▶▶

Be matched with an external mentor Receive more than 75 hours of direct support throughout their two years at college Learn to identify their strengths and how to use them to secure a rewarding future Take part in an inspirational programme of: ▶▶ Lectures by PhD students, leading industry specialists and people who can share their inspirational career path ▶▶ Visits to local major employers such as University Hospital Southampton and IBM ▶▶ Work experience and volunteering ▶▶ University visits.


OUR ACADEMIES

SPORTS ACADEMY If you are a talented sports person you can apply for a place in our Sports Academy programme. It offers fantastic opportunities to work with specialist coaches, complete additional qualifications, compete on a weekly basis against other colleges at country/regional/ national level, and apply for scholarship opportunities at the top universities. Members may also have the opportunity to visit other sporting facilities, such as St Mary’s Stadium and the Saint’s training ground, to broaden their experience. Students who are accepted into the Sports Academy are high-level performers in one or more of the following sports: basketball, cricket, rugby, trampolining, football, netball and boxing. We can also support students in a number of other disciplines such as athletics, swimming and more. You do not have to study a sports qualification to join the Sports Academy. 75


TRANSPORT TO AND FROM COLLEGE Situated in the heart of Southampton, our extensive network of bus routes, combined with our close location to Southampton train station and local cycle and walking routes, make the college extremely accessible. BUSES There is a wide network of bus routes, privately and publicly operated, to make getting to college as easy as possible. This includes a free shuttle from / to the Red Funnel terminal (08.05 and 16.10).

Chandler’s Ford Romsey

Lordshill Eastleigh

North Baddesley

Totton

R901

Portswood

Millbrook Redbridge

Bishopstoke

Chilworth

Shirley

R903/903A

Unilink

R904

Bluestar 4 Bus

First Bus 40

First Bus 11

(includes station)

Sholing

Dibden Purlieu Woolston

Hythe Holbury

Town Quay Shuttle Service

Bitterne

City Centre

Marchwood

R902

Ingleside IOW Ferry

Blackfield

Weston

Hamble

Langley

CYCLING We have a secure area for storing your bike. Showers and changing facilities are located in the sports department where you can freshen up. PARKING We have 155 parking spaces available to students at a cost of ÂŁ10, refundable when you leave college. TRAINS Southampton Central is about a 30 minute walk to college, with direct routes from Totton, Eastleigh, Romsey and Winchester.

FINANCIAL TRAVEL SUPPORT

You may be entitled to help with the cost of your travel. For details contact Student Services.

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MORE INFORMATION

Check out our website: (www.richardtaunton.ac.uk/about-us/find-us) or contact our travel experts in Student Services on 02380 514 720 or at studentservices@richardtaunton.ac.uk.


PAGE FOR PARENTS TESTIMONIALS FROM PARENTS OF CURRENT STUDENTS We never imagined that our daughter would have an offer from Oxford University; this is down to the inspirational support and guidance of the staff.

I like that the college is integrated & welcomes young people from all backgrounds – a step towards the real world! Wendy Molyneux

Jane and Graham Stuart

I feel very involved in my daughter’s learning, via progress reviews and Moodle access. Jo White

We truly believe our daughter is reaching her full potential whilst studying at Richard Taunton. Maria Cotter

SOUNDBITES FROM OUR LATEST OFSTED REPORT

Progression to HE, apprenticeships and full-time employment is very good. Students are very well behaved, courteous and respectful. College staff work well to provide an inclusive, caring and highly supportive environment. HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUR SON/DAUGHTER/GUARDIAN’S EDUCATION

Meet the tutor event (Autumn term - year one)

Parents’ evenings (Spring term)

Progress reviews (Two/three per year)

1:1 communication with tutors

Non-attendance notifications

Access to your child’s records online

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NOTES

*DISCLAIMER: the information in this prospectus was correct at the time of publication (August 2017) but may be subject to change. The college reserves the right to change or remove a course. Any changes will be reflected on our website.

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*DATA PROTECTION: the college complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.


ATTEND AN OPEN EVENING ADD THESE DATES TO YOUR DIARY! WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2017: 18.00 - 21.00 THURSDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2017: 18.00 - 21.00 THURSDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2018: 18.00 - 20.30 No need to register. Plenty of free parking on site. www.richardtaunton.ac.uk/openevenings

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