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Prospectus 2011

Excellence


CD Contents

Contents Welcome

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General Information

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Entry Requirements

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Advanced Level Subjects

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AQA Baccalaureate Programmes

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Packages

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Careers

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Pastoral Work

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Specialist Language College

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Our Second Specialism: Design & Technology

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Our Third Specialism: Training School

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Courses Information CD

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Business, Enterprise & ICT Faculty Applied Business AS & A2 Level (Single Award) Applied Business AS & A2 Level (Double Award) Computing AS & A2 Level Economics AS & A2 Level ICT Nationals Level 3 (Single & Double Award) Design Faculty 3D Product Design AS & A2 Level Art & Design Graphics AS & A2 Level Art & Design AS & A2 Level Art & Design Photography AS & A2 Level Food Technology AS & A2 Level English Faculty English Language Level AS & A2 Level English Literature Level AS & A2 Level English Language & Literature Level AS & A2 Level Media Studies BTEC Humanities Faculty Citizenship AS & A2 Level Critical Thinking AS & A2 Level History AS & A2 Level Geography AS & A2 Level Geology AS & A2 Level Government & Politics AS & A2 Level Sociology AS & A2 Level Travel & Tourism AS & A2 Level Philosophy AS & A2 Level Languages Faculty French Language AS & A2 Level German Language AS & A2 Level Spanish Language AS & A2 Level Italian Language AS & A2 Level Mathematics Faculty Mathematics AS & A2 Level Further Mathematics AS & A2 Level PE & Sport Faculty Physical Education AS & A2 Level Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport BTEC Performing Arts Faculty Music AS & A2 Level Music Performance & Music Technology Nationals BTEC Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A2 Level Performing Arts BTEC Science Faculty Biology AS & A2 Level Chemistry AS & A2 Level Health & Social Care AS & A2 Level Physics AS & A2 Level Psychology AS & A2 Level The OFSTED Report University Destinations 2010 Year 13 Examination Results

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Welcome We are very proud of the Sixth Form at Harrogate Grammar School and the outstanding achievements of our students. In this prospectus you will read of the broad range of high quality courses and all the additional opportunities available to our Sixth Form students. With our wonderful new Sixth Form facilities and record results we are confident that we can offer you a successful route to university or employment. Young people who join our Sixth Form benefit from all the opportunities that come from being part of a very large successful Sixth Form but also the additional opportunities available for leadership and service from being attached to one of the highest performing comprehensive schools in the country. We are committed to supporting the success of every student whether they originate from the main school at HGS or from another school in the region or beyond. Close monitoring and individual support give our young people every chance of achieving their ambitions. It is this recipe of academic excellence, strong community and provision of enriching activities that makes our Sixth Form such an outstanding place to work and learn. We would be delighted to see you at our annual Open Evening or you may contact us at any time to arrange a visit.

Richard Sheriff Headteacher

“The OFSTED inspection of October 2007 awarded Harrogate Grammar School an outstanding grade, the highest possible�

Jan Sherwood Director of Sixth Form

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General Information

A period of transition

Applicants from other Schools

The Sixth Form Community

In Year 11 your study is closely supervised; in the Sixth Form you will have more freedom. You will be expected to show initiative, undertaking research and reading around your subjects. One of our aims in the Sixth Form is to help you cope with this change effectively.

Each year large numbers of students join us from other schools in the area and even from abroad. We find that they quickly settle into the Sixth Form and become part of the very diverse student body that makes our Sixth Form so special.

The Sixth Form is a friendly, thriving community within a large and thriving school.

You will be expected to do a considerable amount of work in addition to the taught lessons. Some of this work you will be able to do in study periods during the school day. The remainder will be done at home.

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Programmes of Study There are a wide-ranging number of subjects to choose from and some of these may be combined in a number of ways to provide students with individual programmes of study. Details of all courses offered are outlined in this prospectus and you will be advised about the right choice of courses.

The Director of Sixth Form and the two Deputy Directors and Student Advisers operate in close consultation with the team of tutors. Sixth Form tutors work closely with students and conduct regular individual mentoring sessions. In the Summer term of the Lower Sixth and Autumn term of the Upper Sixth your tutor will provide you with information about progression from the Sixth Form and will guide you in making your application to higher education or, at a later stage, for employment.


You will have the opportunity to be involved in the running of the Sixth Form, and the school generally. Students help with the running of the school by undertaking a variety of duties, and many students work with younger pupils helping them with their reading and spelling and organising clubs and activities. The Head Boy and Girl are selected from the Prefect body in the spring term of the Lower Sixth. As a member of the Sixth Form you will have the chance to get involved in a wide variety of sporting, cultural and social activities.

Sixth Form Facilities The completion of a £2 million building programme in September 2010 has provided a Sixth Form learning environment that is simply outstanding. Our Sixth Form facilities area all on one site and are housed together in a purpose built facility that contains teaching rooms, labs, social space and study rooms.

‘The Forum’, a 300-seat learning theatre provides a focal point for the academic work of the school whilst the Sixth Form’s own bistro ‘The Gate’ provides sustenance for hungry learners. Even the laboratories are specifically for Sixth Form use and are specially equipped for the study of all three sciences at advanced level. To support the needs of 21st Century learners a state-of-the-art wireless system covers the whole Sixth Form and teaching rooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards. It is a truly world class facility in which to learn and succeed.

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Entry Requirements

How to apply for a place in the Sixth Form If you decide you are interested in entering the Sixth Form at Harrogate Grammar School, your first step, if you are new to the school, should be to come along for a visit. If you are not able to attend an Open Evening contact the school to make arrangements to visit on an alternative date.

Existing HGS students will be advised how to apply. We offer a wide variety of courses, some of which students will have studied up to Year 11, and others which are brand new and only available in the Sixth Form. In addition, we offer a number of advanced vocational courses.

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There are some subjects that have a traditional exam focus and there are others where the assessment is project-based and is continuous throughout the course. It is important to make the choices that are right for you. It is recognised that taking purely exambased subjects is a too great a burden for a number of students, and spreading assessment throughout the course provides a much higher chance of success. For students who are mainly achieving B or C grades at GCSE, we recommend a certain number of project-based courses to help balance their workload.

Which course and combination of courses will be right for me? The most important factor in achieving success at Sixth Form is selecting the most appropriate courses at the start of the Lower Sixth. We want all students to leave our Sixth Form having been successful in their subjects and able to follow the university or employment path of their choice.

The school has drawn up a set of criteria to ensure that students access the courses which provide them with the best chance of success:

Vocational Courses in Year 11 (BTEC or OCR National) Many students will have studied a BTEC or OCR National in Year 11 which is equivalent to 4 GCSEs. If you have achieved a Merit, Distinction or Distinction* then you will automatically be accepted onto the associated Sixth Form course. For example, if you obtained one of the above grades on the BTEC Performing Arts at GCSE, then you will automatically be accepted onto the BTEC Performing Arts in the Sixth Form as either a double or single option. If you achieved just a pass at the BTEC or OCR National in Year 11 then you will need to discuss your suitability for Sixth Form study of this course with the relevant Faculty Leader.


GCSE Courses in Year 11 The grades you have achieved on your GCSE courses indicate the appropriate combination of subjects to take at Sixth Form.

Points are scored as follows: A* = 4 points A = 3 points B = 2 points C = 1 point As an example therefore, a student whose best six GCSEs were 4 at grade A (3 points each) and 2 at grade B (2 points each) would have a total score of 16 points. The chart below gives the subject options according to your GCSE point score. Remember this is your best six results.

Total Score of best six

Choices

0 to 6 points 7 to 9 points 10 to 12 points 13 points or above

Select all project-based subjects Select at least two project-based subjects Select at least one project-based subject Select any combination of subjects

Project-based subjects

Exam-based subjects

Applied Business* Applied ICT* Art Food Technology Graphics Health & Social Care* Media BTEC* Music BTEC* PE BTEC Performing Arts BTEC* Photography Product Design Travel & Tourism

Biology Chemistry Computing Drama and Theatre Studies Economics English Language English Language & Literature English Literature French Further Mathematics Geography Geology

German Government and Politics History Italian Mathematics Music PE Philosophy Physics Psychology Sociology Spanish

*A number of the above project-based courses are available as a double or single option. Please see the specific descriptions within this prospectus. All students will have an individual interview with a member of our Sixth Form team which will enable them to discuss the range of options available for them.

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Advanced Level Subjects Advanced Level subjects provide a traditional route to both higher education and employment. Harrogate Grammar School offers an extremely wide range of Advanced Level courses at both AS, A2 and BTEC. Most students embarking on this programme of study will take either four or five subjects at AS Level in their Lower Sixth year and continue three or four to A2 Level in the Upper Sixth.

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You will be advised about taking particular combinations of subjects, and those with particular career aspirations, such as Medicine, will be given guidance as to which subjects will be essential for further study. Most Advanced Level subjects are taken in two units in the Lower Sixth year (AS) and a further two in the Upper Sixth year (A2). There may be coursework, fieldwork or practical elements in these units (details in the subject information).

Additional Studies Most Advanced Level students will follow one of a number of Additional Studies, which will include Critical Thinking, Citizenship and ICT in addition to their other subject choices. The school is committed to providing the opportunity to follow these important areas of study to develop awareness and provide the capacity for research and investigation, which will equip students with skills and techniques for life beyond school.


Bacc Broader Study

Enrichment Activities

Independent Learning

Designed to develop critical thinking/ citizenship skills through - General Studies, Critical Thinking or Citizenship to AS Level.

Community participation (for example community work in local schools, hospitals, charities); Work-related learning; Personal development activities eg Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, debating society etc.

The Extended Project will develop students’ abilities to manage tasks using their own initiative and resources.

Recognised, academic study in-depth The Bacc is built on the solid foundation of students’ main A Level choices.

AQA Baccalaureate Programmes The AQA Baccalaureate (Bacc for short) is an academic qualification which builds on a student’s core A-Level subjects, adding value through wider learning and enrichment activities. The achievement of an AQA Bacc is a demonstration that a student has gained a fuller, more rounded education. It will greatly enhance a student’s further education and employment opportunities.

Students will need to:

There are three levels of AQA Bacc:

• Study at least 3 A Levels

• An AQA Bacc

• Study a further ‘breadth’ subject to at least AS – either General Studies, Critical Thinking or Citizenship

• An AQA Bacc with Merit • An AQA Bacc with Distinction

• Complete an Extended Project • Participate in ‘Enrichment’ activities

The AQA Baccalaureate Grading Scheme 3 A Levels

Extended Project

Enrichment

Breadth (AS)

Award

E

E

3

3

Bacc

C

C

3

3

Bacc with Merit

A

A

3

3

Bacc with Distinction

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Packages A new way of organising and enhancing our course provision was introduced last year with the arrival of the Medical Sciences, Business & Enterprise and Education & Training. The Packages are an ‘overarching’ arrangement, within which students are offered a core entitlement related to the area of specialisation of the Package, plus a range of courses to choose from to suit their own learning style, whatever Pathway they follow in Sixth Form. The core entitlement will include keynote lectures from experts in the Package area along with work experience opportunities. Students can study within the Package on BTEC, AS or A2 courses as part of their personalised plan. The Packages are supported by leading organisations who are bringing forward their expertise to make the Packages relevant to the professional world. Packages are intended to improve careers awareness and employability by allowing students to complete work experiences. Being involved in the Packages would also indicate to Higher Education Admissions’ staff a commitment to study a subject and gain wider understanding of the practical applications of subjects, thus potentially giving additional support for students’ entry to Higher Education courses.

Medical Sciences This Package is aimed principally at students of Science A Levels, BTEC or A Level PE, or Applied Health & Social Care who intend to follow careers of any type in the medical or sports-science professions generally.

Packages

Contemporary Studies Mixed A Level and vocational programme

Baccalaureate AQA Baccalaureate programme

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Medical Sciences

Standard A Level route

Education & Training

Traditional

Business & Enterprise

Business & Enterprise This Package is aimed principally at students of Business Applied A Level, Economics A Level, ICT Applied A Level or National Certificate, Computing A Level, or Politics A Level who intend to follow any of a wide range of business-related careers.

Education & Training This Package is for those with a specific interest in a career in the area of education. Most students involved will wish to follow careers as Primary or Secondary Teachers, but the Package will also cater for students interested in training or support roles in education such as Teaching Assistants.


Careers

Whatever your plans for after the Sixth Form, you will be offered advice and guidance to help you plan for your future. You will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own decisions and a team of experienced advisers will be available to offer practical support throughout your time in the Sixth Form.

Our services include: • A designated careers library with up-to-date information on all careers options • Access to advice and guidance from careers advisers with the opportunity to request careers interviews at any stage of Sixth Form

There are a range of careers related activities throughout the year in the Sixth Form which are designed to support and guide students at every stage. They are as follows:

Key Principles Throughout Lower and Upper Sixth students are made aware that careers with a representative from IGEN are available.

All students in Lower Sixth follow a Guidance programme (Period 4 on Tuesdays) students carry out work about: • Writing a Curriculum Vitae • How to present at Interview • Key skills

All students are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the wider school community e.g. Peer Mentors, Peer Tutors, Paired Tutors, Prefects, Student Leaders, Senior Prefects, Senior House Captains.

• Access to the Internet and a wide range of careers software • Advice which is impartial, confidential and promotes equal opportunities

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Pastoral Work

Giving something back There is a flourishing culture of Sixth Form students ‘giving something back’ to the school community. The Paired Tutoring Scheme is one example. For many years Sixth Formers have supported younger students with reading and spelling activities. This has been a highly valued means of helping lower

“We concentrate on spellings. I’ve learnt quite a lot. It’s fun reading with someone older.”

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school students to gain confidence and make progress in basic skills. This is a position of responsibility in which students are expected to work with partners throughout the academic year and commit to building a rapport and meeting them on a regular basis. It is not just the tutees who benefit. Universities often pick up on this aspect of a student’s experience at interview and want to hear more about the mutual benefits.


“It was really rewarding when my tutee got a prize for most improved reader. I felt I had made a difference.�

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Specialist Language College Harrogate Grammar School was the first Specialist Language College in North Yorkshire and has been recognised as a ‘high achieving Specialist College’. This year we are looking to develop what’s on offer in the Sixth Form. Taster lessons for holidays, time with the Foreign Language Assistants, European work experience, exchange trips; we’re here to meet all your foreign language needs.

Lessons for specialists Many students will be considering foreign language studies in the Sixth Form – at AS or A2 level. Universities are always interested in applicants with foreign language skills and many now offer degree courses in subjects with a language as part of the course e.g. law, engineering, and the Language College will give every support with your post-16 studies. As a Language College, we also endeavour to offer a wide range of enrichment activities such as subsidised trips abroad, exchange trips, European work experience, help in finding e-contacts, the opportunity to support Main School students in their language learning, subscription to FL magazines and the opportunity to attend relevant study days.

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The faculty is very well equipped with a 32 station language laboratory in Main School as well as a smaller one in the Sixth Form. There is also a multi-media PC suite and all classrooms benefit from interactive whiteboards with internet access and DVD facilities. We also subscribe to various language websites. The faculty has established links with schools in France (in Armentières), Germany (Tübingen) and Italy (Piacenza) and there are exchanges every other year.


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Second Specialism: Design & Technology In the Sixth Form Students have a choice between AS/A2 courses in Food Technology, Graphics and Product Design. All areas will make use of advanced manufacturing equipment to produce quality outcomes.

Being a specialist Design & Technology school maximises the potential of our students to:

We are committed to working with the local community through:

• Benefit from use of 21st century equipment purchased through enhanced DfES funding

• Offering training and support as a centre of excellence.

• Use the latest design, modelling and graphics computer software • Participate in national/local design and engineering competitions • Profit from industrial visits to see and experience the world of work • Utilise links with local businesses.

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The aim of all these developments is to foster an enthusiasm in students to engage more fully in this exciting problemsolving area of the curriculum and to raise their awareness and experience of the technological world we all live in.


Third Specialism: Training School Status Harrogate Grammar School has gained a third status as a Training School. Being a Training School ensures our focus is upon excellence in teaching and learning by providing first class training for all our staff and colleagues from other institutions.

This status allows us to realise our vision, to be a world class school where standards of achievement are outstanding; to be inspiring, supporting and dynamic learning community achieving excellence for all. We are committed to becoming a hub of excellence in teaching, learning and staff professional development. We are committed to sharing this excellence through our partnership work with other Secondary and Primary Schools, Higher Education Providers and other Public Institutions such as Harrogate Trust.

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“We are delighted to be able to welcome you to the Sixth Form at Harrogate Grammar School�

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Courses Information Prospectus 2011


Business, Enterprise

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ICT Faculty 2


Applied Business (Single Award) AS & A2 Level

AS Level

Assessment

EXAM BOARD: OCR

• Creating a marketing proposal – students will produce a marketing plan

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

Course Content

• Recruitment in the workplace – students will investigate the role of the human resources department • Understanding the business environment – an examination which covers the factors which impact on firms’ decision making.

A2 Level • Launching a business on-line – students will produce an e-commerce strategy for a business which has no on-line presence • A business plan for the entrepreneur – students will produce a business plan for the setting up of a new business

Entry Requirements Previous study of Business is not necessary. However, due to the large volume of coursework students need to be able to manage the use of their time very carefully. Students will be expected to carry out their own research for their projects and access to a real business is essential, either through a family member or their own part-time job.

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

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

• Strategic decision-making – an examination that tests the students’ knowledge of the elements of a corporate business plan.

Art & Design and Photography

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Applied Business (Double Award) AS & A2 Level

AS Level

A2 Level

3 Units for Single Award at AS plus:

3 Units for Single Award at A2 plus:

• The impact of customer service – an examination that tests the students’ appreciation of the importance of good customer service for businesses • ICT provision in a business – students will give a presentation of a proposal for updating the ICT provision in a chosen business • Running an enterprise activity – as a team the students will plan and run a profit-making enterprise of their choice.

• Promotion in action – students will produce a promotional strategy for a product or service of their choice • Constructing a financial strategy – students will be provided with a case study and will need to produce a set of final accounts • Business law – this examined unit provides an introduction to the laws affecting business in the UK today.

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

Entry Requirements Previous study of Business is not necessary. However, due to the large volume of coursework (67% of the course is assessed in this way) students need to be able to manage the use of their time very carefully. Regular interim deadlines are set for each project and students are expected to meet these deadlines. Students

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will be expected to carry out their own research for their projects and access to a real business is essential, either through a family member of their own part-time job.

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

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


Computing AS & A2 Level

Assessment

A2 Level

Career Opportunities

AS Level

Unit 3 A 2 1/2 hour written exam. It contains both short and extended answer questions on databases, networks, operating systems and programming.

This course is designed to prepare students who wish to go on to higher education courses in Computer Science or employment where a knowledge of Computing would be beneficial.

Unit 1 A 2 hour ‘on-screen’ practical exam. Candidates use pre-release material to write a computer program on-screen. Printouts of their program are submitted for external marking. Unit 2 A 1 hour written exam to test students’ knowledge of computer components, hardware devices and the internet.

Unit 4 A practical project in which students write a computer program to solve a real world problem.

EXAM BOARD: AQA Course Content

Entry Requirements

This new specification is designed to encourage students to:

This course requires no prior knowledge of Computing or ICT. However, a GCSE in Maths (Grade C or above) is essential.

• Develop their ability to solve problems using computers • Extend their knowledge of computer programming • Improve their understanding of computer hardware and software

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Economics AS & A2 Level

AS Level

Assessment

EXAM BOARD: AQA

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

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

Course Content

The unit titles are:

Entry Requirements

Unit 1 Markets and Market Failure Unit 2 The National Economy

A2 Level At A2, candidates develop the material from AS. Both A2 modules explore two contemporary and relevant contexts: the Global and the European Union context. The unit titles are: Unit 3 Business Economics & the Distribution of Income Unit 4 The National & International Economy

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No prior knowledge is required. However, you will be required to write clearly and logically and use simple mathematical techniques. A GCSE grade B in English Language and Maths is essential. An interest in current affairs is also a great asset, together with a willingness to read critically to keep abreast of changes in the economy.

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

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


ICT Nationals Level 3 Single and Double Award (including Business Enterprise Specialist Pathway)

Aims of the Course The OCR Level 3 Nationals in ICT have been developed to recognise skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT functions, environments and operations. They have been designed to accredit achievements in a modern and practical way that is relevant to the workplace. These qualifications specifically aim to: • Develop knowledge and understanding of the ICT sector and the Business pathway • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts that are directly relevant to employment situations, thereby enhancing their employability within the ICT sector

• Enable pupils to develop knowledge and understanding in specialist areas of ICT, and demonstrate the skills needed to participate in the operation and development of real ICT organisations • Encourage progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that students will need to access further or higher education programmes or occupational training • Encourage progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that candidates will need to enter employment or enhance their current employment status

Assessment All units are assessed by the teacher within the school and then checked by OCR. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification. The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. The Single Award contributes UCAS points as an A2 GCE qualification. Note there is no AS option and is completed over 2 years. The Double Award is the same as 2 GCE A Levels and students have double the amount of lessons to study for this double award.

• Develop ability to work autonomously and effectively in a ICT context

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Business Enterprise Pathway

Units

Course Content

Running as part of the Business, ICT and Enterprise Faculty, the ICT Nationals Level 3 benefits students by offering a specialist pathway within the qualification. Combining units on project management, planning and e-business enables students to work on wider skills ready for progression into employment. This option is available only as part of the Double Award in ICT.

• Digital business communication

The OCR Nationals suite of qualifications provides students with high quality, industry-relevant qualifications geared to the specific requirements of key sectors. They are vocationally-related qualifications that provide valuable opportunities for individuals to develop skills and gain underpinning knowledge and understanding which will support entry into work or progression to further studies through Further Education or Higher Education.

• Collaborative working • Problem solving • Creating a digital showcase • Hosting and managing websites • Project management • eMarketing* • eCommerce* • Producing a business plan* • Web authoring • Internet past, present and future* • Web security and regulations * Double Award Units

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The OCR Nationals are attractive, practically-based qualifications intended to stimulate and interest students. They continue on from the work undertaken in Key Stage 4 and relate to national occupational standards. These qualifications will be particularly suitable for those who wish to study in preparation for employment in job roles where they will be expected to use ICT, liaise with customers and carry out ICT operational roles.


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3D Product Design AS & A2 Level

“Good design is: innovative, makes a product useful, is aesthetic, helps us understand a product, is unobtrusive, is honest, is durable, is consequent to the last detail, is concerned with the environment, is as little design as possible� Dieter Rams: 10 Commandments

Assessment

Career Opportunities

AS Level

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

Unit 1 Materials and Components (Exam) Unit 2 Coursework Project

A2 Level Unit 3 Materials Design and Industrial Practice (Exam) Unit 4 Coursework Project All units represent 25% of the total A Level marks.

Entry Requirements Students should have at least Grade B in an appropriate Design and Technology course at GCSE (Product Design, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products).

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

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Art & Design Graphics AS & A2 Level

Assessment

Entry Requirements

Course Content

AS Level

A minimum of grade C in D/T or Art & Design at GCSE. Students will be expected to pay a studio fee.

These days we are surrounded by images everywhere we look – what better subject than Graphics to seek to understand, interpret and even create them?

Career Opportunities

The subject is taught in a purpose-built open studio – giving ample space for large-scale production as well as fine small-scale work, on the industry spec MACs and PCs, perhaps. Facilities for relief and screen printing, air-brushing and photography are all in-house and additional 3D needs are served by the Design Technology Department.

Coursework Portfolio Controlled Test (5 hours)

60% 40%

A2 Level Personal Investigation Controlled Test (15 hours)

60% 40%

As a base subject Graphics opens doors to numerous career paths. From Advertising to Cartography, Currency Design to Fashion Design, Illustration to Digital Imaging and Multi-Media Design, Leisure Promotion to Interior Design – Graphics has it all.

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Art & Design Art & Design Photography AS & A2 Level

Students will learn how to:

Assessment

Entry Requirements

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

AS Unit 1

At least grade C in Art or Graphics (for both the Art & Design and the Photography course).

• Explore relevant resources; analyse, discuss and evaluate images, objects and artefacts; make and record independent judgements • Use knowledge and understanding of the work of others to develop and extend thinking and inform own work • Generate and explore potential lines of enquiry using appropriate media and techniques • Apply knowledge and understanding in making images and artefacts; review and modify work and plan and develop ideas in the light of own and others’ evaluations • Organise, select and communicate ideas, solutions and responses; present these in a range of visual forms.

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Art/Photography Coursework 30% of A2, 60% of AS

AS Unit 2

Photography students will require a digital camera.

Art/Photography Externally Set Assignment 20% of A2, 40% of AS

All Art and Photography students will pay a studio fee to support their work.

A2 Unit 3 Art/Photography Coursework Practical work Personal study (1000 to 3000 words) 30% of A2

A2 Unit 4 Art/Photography Externally Set Assignment 20% of A2


Career Opportunities There are literally hundreds of degree courses in specialist areas of Art and Design. For these it’s essential to have done A Level Art and the vast majority will also expect applicants to have completed a one-year Art Foundation course after A Levels. Many universities offer combined or modular degrees where Art/Design is one of the components. These often only ask for A Levels but most will want to see a portfolio of A Level standard work. As well as all the obvious kinds of Art degree courses in areas like Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion, Textiles etc. there are many others which are less well known such as Arts and Events Administration, Art in a Community Context, Biovisual Studies, Communication Design, Computer Graphics, Conservation and Restoration, Costume Design and Wardrobe, Design Futures, Eco Design, Fashion Promotion, Film and Video, Footwear Design, Illustration and Media Design, Telemedia, Typography.

EXAM BOARD: Edexcel Course Content Relevant materials, processes, technologies and resources. How ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts. How images and artefacts relate to the time and place in which they were made and to their social and cultural contexts. Continuity and change in different genres, styles and traditions. A working visual/written vocabulary and specialist terminology.

Art & Design and Photography

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Food Technology AS & A2 Level

Assessment

Entry Requirements

EXAM BOARD: AQA

AS Level

Students should have at least a grade B in the appropriate Design & Technology course at GCSE.

Course Content

Unit 1: Materials and Components (Exam)

50%

Unit 2: Coursework Project

50%

Career Opportunities

Unit 3: Materials Design and Industrial Practice (Exam)

50%

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

Unit 4: Coursework Project

50%

A2 Level

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


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English Language, English Literature, English Language & Literature AS & A2 Level

“English is fun in every sense of the word – honest”

Assessment

English Literature

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

The course is based upon the study, through discussion and writing, of five literary texts for AS and another five or more for A2. The texts are a broad and stimulating variety of drama, prose and poetry drawn from different eras and movements. We encourage students to read widely and develop their own interests.

Entry Requirements The usual entry qualification is at least two Bs for English and English Literature GCSE but worthy students who achieve Cs might be accepted.

English Language Topics covered will include: how English has changed and is changing; attitudes towards dialect and accent; how children acquire language; the study of meaning; the differences between speech and writing; analysis of a wide variety of literary and non-literary texts. The course includes opportunities for students to write creatively in a variety of forms.

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English Language and Literature This course combines elements of both of the above and is the perfect choice of anyone who wants to continue with a broad study of English.

EXAM BOARD: OCR Course Content The Three A Level Choices Offered All of the courses are about the nature of human thought, communication and culture and how language and texts communicate, enhance and celebrate these things. All courses may be pursued to AS and A2 Level and studied in combination with each other or related courses such as Theatre Studies and/or Media Studies. There are opportunities to enrich your experience through regular Theatre Visits, Writing Workshops and the extra seminars on topics beyond the curriculum. There will be a residential creative writing week in the summer term.


Media Studies BTEC National Level 3 in Creative Media Production

“My sixth form course so far has been thoroughly enjoyable, it’s brilliant fun and takes learning to a whole new level”

Assessment Students work through a number of BTEC units, and tackle assignments as they are set by their teachers. There are no external examinations.

Entry Requirements Students are required to have a broad general interest in a variety of Media texts and institutions and be prepared to play an active part in discussing and analysing their construction. Normally grade B in both English and English Literature is required. We do stress that the course demands a strong competency in the use of ICT.

Career Opportunities BTECs are an established and highly successful alternative to general qualifications, suitable for a wide range of learners. As work-related qualifications, they are designed to accommodate the needs of employers as well as allowing progression to university.

This course will naturally lead to career choices or further courses in Media Studies, IT, journalism, Radio and Television, Advertising and Marketing and Retail, for example.

EXAM BOARD: Edexcel Course Content This will build upon work done in English for GCSE. The course will involve reading, investigating and analysing all aspects of the media including newspapers, film, television, advertising, radio and the institutions that produce them. Students will write about the media and produce media artefacts, e.g. magazines or film, of their own. Due to the practical nature of the course there will be opportunities for students to develop links with industry and to focus on areas of media production that they have an interest in.

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Humanities Faculty

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Citizenship AS & A2 Level

Assessment

Career Opportunities

AS Level

Unit 1: CIST 1 Identity, Rights and Responsibilities

Apart from being beneficial at a personal level, A Level in Citizenship can help with many career paths, these include higher education and working in law, politics, social work and uniformed public services.

Studying citizenship takes you through a personal journey. You start off as an informed citizen and then become a citizen who has the knowledge to participate in society. Finally you arrive at the stage of being an active citizen with a voice that can be heard and the skills to make a difference in society.

Source-based questions and mini-essay questions. Written Paper, 1 hour 15 minutes. 60 marks 40% of AS

EXAM BOARD: AQA

Unit 2: CIST 2 Democracy, Active Citizenship and Participation

Course Content

Source-based question and mini-essay plus structured question on active citizenship participation. Candidates bring their Active Citizenship Profile into the exam. Written Paper, 1 hour 30 minutes. 90 marks 60% of AS

Unit 1 Identity, Rights and Responsibilities

Entry Requirements No specific entry requirements.

AS Level in Year 12

This unit includes subjects like what it means to be British, the equality of citizens, and the rights and responsibilities of the individual. Unit 2 Democracy, Active Citizenship and Participation This unit includes questions like ‘Who can make a difference?’, ‘Who holds power in the UK?’, ‘How can I make a difference?’

This AS Level covers many aspects of Citizenship, from learning about your rights and responsibilities as a citizen and how the country is governed through to taking action to bring about change. As a result, you’ll have a greater appreciation of your role in society . . .and also be better prepared for higher education. Citizenship fits well with a wide range of other subjects, particularly Government and Politics, Law and Sociology. The course will also help with the development of a number of skills including: how to select and interpret information; how to make decisions and take action and how to construct and communicate arguments.

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Critical Thinking AS & A2 Level

Assessment

Entry Requirements

EXAM BOARD: OCR

The assessment takes the form of two exams, one in January and the other at the end of the AS year. One is based on the Credibility of Evidence and assesses students’ ability to determine the more convincing case from the evidence of a group of experts and reports. The second is based on Assessing and Developing Arguments which requires students to examine the structure of arguments and to write their own structured arguments to support or attach a given position.

The course has a basic entry requirement of an 8 point average across GCSE.

Course Content

There are two further exams at the end of the A2 year.

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Career Opportunities Critical Thinking originally developed from the LSAT entry exams and was designed to demonstrate candidates’ ability to think logically and clearly prior to reading Law. This remains the case today, although it now applies to many other subjects. While Critical Thinking is not teaching a skill set or knowledge base specific to any one career it is building a method of thinking that will be of benefit in any career. Whilst it is certainly helpful for those wanting to go on to study Law, Medicine or Journalism there is no career in which these skills are not applied.

The course is broken down into two main units: the ‘Credibility of Evidence’ and ‘Assessing and Developing Arguments’. The first unit will ask students to examine sources and the reports of individuals and apply a series of criteria in judging credibility. These sources are taken from the media and cover a series of contemporary issues with the final exam being on unseen material. The second unit involves breaking down and examining argument structures and finding the weaknesses in particular positions or cases. At the end of the second exam students are invited to write their own structured arguments in response to unseen material. The school offers Critical Thinking at A2 which involves extending those skills to deal with real world situations and encourages students to give fully informed and structured responses.


History AS & A2 Level

“History is challenging, intriguing and exciting – the triumphs and conflicts of humanity contained within a room”

Assessment

Career Opportunities

AS History consists of two 1 1/2 hour exams. At A2 there is a 3 hour controlled task examining the historical controversies paper. The significance paper is examined through a research diary of 1,000 words and a personal study of 3,000 words.

History develops a wide range of skills and is highly regarded by employers. Many leaders of industry and leading politicians have degrees in History. As do Sacha Baron Cohen, Simon Mayo, Nicky Campbell, Jonathan Ross and Louis Theroux!

Entry Requirements You do not need to have studied History at GCSE to take it in the Sixth Form. Minimum grade C in History GCSE if it was taken; if not minimum grade C in English Language.

EXAM BOARD: OCR Syllabus B Course Content At AS you will study one unit on historical explanation, on either Russia in Turmoil 1900-1921 or Tudor Finale: The Reign of Elizabeth 1558-1603; and a second unit on using historical evidence on either Radicalism, Popular Politics and Control 1780 to 1880s or The Italian Renaissance c1420-1550. At A2 you will study a unit on historical controversies: Different American Wests. You will also complete a personal study based on ideas of historical significance on a topic of your choice.

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Geography AS & A2 Level

“Geography is such a diverse subject as the world is always changing, so our lessons are never boring!” Assessment

Career Opportunities

Unit 1 Structured short and extended questions 2 hour written examination

Geography leads to a wide range of career opportunities. These include environmental consultancy, hazard prediction and management, international development work, law, marketing, urban regeneration, remote sensing, TV research.

Unit 2 Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions 1 hour written examination Unit 3 Structured short and extended questions and an essay 2 hour 30 minutes written examination Unit 4 Structured short and extended questions based on an advance information booklet 1 hour 30 minutes written examination

Entry Requirements A Grade C in GCSE Geography is a normal requirement. However, consideration will be given to students who are enthusiastic but have not completed a GCSE Geography course.

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EXAM BOARD: AQA Course Content

AS Level in Year 12 Unit 1 Physical and Human Geography This unit focuses on key geographical concepts along with the themes of contemporary or environmental impact, management and sustainability. The core topics are Rivers, Flooding and Management and Population Change. The optional topics students currently study are Cold Environments and Food Issues.

Unit 2 Geographical Skills This is a skills based unit based on the Physical and Human Geography covered in Unit 1 and students’ experiences of fieldwork.

A2 Level in Year 13 Unit 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues This unit is an issues based approach to contemporary geographical themes. The topics students currently study are: Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards; Ecosystems; Change and Challenge; World Cities and Development and Globalisation. Unit 4 Geographical Issue Evaluation Students examine material in an advanced information booklet based on a geographical issue.


Geology AS & A2 Level

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

Assessment AS Module 1 is taken in the January, with AS 2 & 3 in June of the first year. A2 Module 5 is taken in the January, with AS 4 & 6 taken in June of the second year.

Entry Requirements No previous knowledge of geology is required. This is, however, an academic subject and requires enthusiasm and commitment from students. A ‘B’ grade or above in Sciences is desirable.

Career Opportunities This new specification has been developed in consultation with teachers, organisations such as the British Geological Survey, universities, and industry such as Oil and Gas UK. The department has developed strong links with major universities, and we have a number of past students studying geology and earth science, who are available to advise present students. Career opportunities are many and varied and a few companies will offer some kind of financial support.

EXAM BOARD: OCR Course Content

AS Level Module 1 Global Tectonics Earth structure, earthquakes, plate tectonics, geographical structures.

Module 2 Rocks – Processes and Products The rock cycle, igneous processes and products, sedimentary processes and products, metamorphic processes and products. Module 3 Practical Skills Centre based task, evaluation task.

A2 Level Module 4 Environmental Geology Water supply, energy resources, metallic mineral deposits, engineering geology. Module 5 Evolution of Life, Earth & Climate Formation of fossils, morphology of fossils, evolution and mass extinction. Module 6 Practical Skills Centre based task, evaluation task.

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Government & Politics AS & A2 Level

Assessment

EXAM BOARD: AQA

A2 Level

AS Level

Course Content

Two papers each of 1 1/2 hours.

AS Level

Unit 3 Ideologies

A2 Level

Unit 1 People, Politics and Participation

Two papers, one of 2 hours and one of 1 1/2 hours.

• Participation & Voting Behaviour

• Conservatism

• Electoral Systems

• Fascism

• Political Parties

Unit 4 The Government of the USA

Entry Requirements Minimum grade C in any Humanities subject. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of politics or to have studied any particular subjects to take the subject at AS/A2.

Career Opportunities After studying politics at AS/A2 you will have a much better understanding of where power lies and how to influence organisations. It is a good preparation for further study in a number of subjects and for careers in business among other things.

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• Pressure Groups & Protest Movements Unit 2 Governing Modern Britain

• Liberalism • Socialism

• Constitutional Framework • The Legislative Branch

• The British Constitution

• The Executive Branch

• Parliament

• The Judicial Branch

• The Core Executive • Multi-level Governance


Sociology AS & A2 Level

Assessment

Career Opportunities

EXAM BOARD: AQA

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

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

Course Content

Entry Requirements Grade B in English Literature / Language. Crucial to your overall success and enjoyment of the course is the ability to apply and transform abstract theories into coherent and informed lines of argument, particularly when writing essays.

Sociology is the study of the social and cultural world. Sociologists study patterns of human behaviour and belief, focussing on the ways in which people act, interact and form relationships. These relationships structure our lives and represent our society and culture. Topics include: ‘has childhood lost its innocence?’ (Unit 1); ‘do schools destroy creativity and independent thought?’ (Unit 2); ‘do witches still exist?’ (Unit 3); and ‘are criminals born or made?’ (Unit 4).

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Travel & Tourism AS & A2 Level

Assessment

EXAM BOARD: AQA

A2 Level

AS Level

Course Content

Two units of coursework and one examination.

AS Level

Tourism development (examination) – students will look at the different organisations involved in tourism development. They study the objectives of tourism development and look at the impact of the industry on countries and communities.

A2 Level A further two units of coursework and one examination. All six units carry equal weighting.

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

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

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Introducing travel and tourism (examination) – students learn about the nature of travel and tourism, the scale and development of the industry and how it is structured. Customer service in travel and tourism (coursework) – students produce a review of customer service for one travel and tourism organisation. They are also required to demonstrate their own ability to provide effective customer service. Travel destinations (coursework) – students produce an investigation into two contrasting travel destinations. They look at the key features of the different destinations and why they appeal to different types of tourist.

The guided tour – students have to produce a guided tour for an activity of their choice. Event management (coursework) – as part of a team students plan, organise and evaluate a travel and tourism event of their choice.

AS & A2 Level This course is run by the Geography Department and reflects the fact that travel and tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. The course aims to develop and sustain an interest in travel and tourism and the issues affecting the development of the industry. Students will gain an understanding of the scale of the travel and tourism industry, appreciate its importance to destination areas and recognise the role of customers in shaping its development.


Philosophy AS & A2 Level

Assessment

Entry Requirements

EXAM BOARD: AQA

The assessment takes the form of two exams at the end of the AS year. Both are based around An Introduction to Philosophy (Units 1 and 2) and involve answering two essay based questions and counts for 50% of the overall AS grade.

Because of the essay based nature of the course and requirements in terms of extra readings there is a minimum entry requirement of B in English.

Course Content

There are two further exams at the end of the A2 year.

The course will equip students with a wide range of transferable knowledge and thinking skills which will be of benefit to a huge number of careers from medicine to law, public service work to journalism. The basis of the course is about a breadth of knowledge and an understanding of the meaning of knowledge that will enable students to become more self-aware as learners in whatever industry they should choose.

Career Opportunities

The AS course is divided into two halves. Under Unit 1 students will examine the nature of reason and experience; question ideas of government, society and morality; discuss religious and scientific epistemologies and consider what it means to be a ‘person’. As part of Unit 2 students will consider whether we can have ‘knowledge’ of the world and deal with issues of aesthetics, free will and determinism. The course involves discussion, reading, analysis and critical thinking.

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Languages Faculty

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French, German & Spanish AS & A2 Level

French AS & A2 Level German AS & A2 Level Spanish AS & A2 Level Teachers use a wide range of teaching resources, including course books, websites, newspapers and other authentic materials. Students will also have the opportunity to subscribe to foreign language magazines. We employ 5 foreign language assistants who work both with teachers in class and also with small groups for intensive oral practice.

Assessment

Entry Requirements

The assessment consists of two exams:

At least a grade B at GCSE in your chosen language(s) at higher level, achieved via higher level papers.

AS Level Unit 1 Listening, Reading, Writing – 70% 2hr written paper Unit 2 Speaking – 30% 35 minutes (inc. 20 minutes preparation)

A2 Level Unit 3 Listening, Reading, Writing – 35% 2hr written paper Unit 4 Speaking – 15% 35 minutes (inc. 20 minutes preparation)

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

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EXAM BOARD: AQA Course Content This is the same in all three languages.

AS Level Media: Television, Advertising, ICT Popular Culture: Cinema, Music, Fashion Healthy Living: Sport/Exercise, Health, Holidays Family/Relationships: Family, Friendships, Marriage/Partnerships

A2 Level Environment: Pollution, Energy, Protecting the Planet The Multicultural Society: Immigration, Integration, Racism Contemporary Social Issues: Wealth & Poverty, Law & Order, Scientific & Technological Progress Cultural Topic: A specific Region, Period of History, Author/Dramatist/Poet, Defector, Architect/Musician/Painter Groups generally have two members of staff and all students get a session with one of our five language assistants to develop their oral and aural skills.

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Italian AS & A2 Level

A Level Italian is one of our four main languages at A Level. It is a well staffed department with three members of staff and there is also an Italian assistant each year. The technology available to the Italian department is identical to the other languages. There is access to the MFL computer room and language laboratory and all classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, internet access and DVD players for film viewing. The Edexcel A Level course provides students with an excellent general introduction to the key aspects, and complexities, of Italian culture.

Assessment

EXAM BOARD: Edexcel

Unit 1 Speaking – 30% of AS marks

Course Content

Unit 2 Listening, Reading, Writing – 70% of AS marks Unit 3 Speaking – 35% of A2 marks Unit 4 Translation, Writing and Research – 65% of A2 marks An exchange with a partner school in Piacenza began in 2008 and it is hoped that this will also happen every two years. The next trip to Italy is taking place during 2010/2011.

AS Level Youth culture and concerns Lifestyle: Health and fitness The world around us: Travel, tourism, environmental issues, Italian speaking world Education and employment

A2 Level As above plus: Customs, traditions and beliefs National and international events Literature and the arts

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Mathematics

Faculty

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Mathematics AS & A2 Level

“Maths is the alphabet with which God has written the universe” Galileo

“Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics” Poisson

Assessment

Career Opportunities

Four modules/exams in Pure Maths

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

Two modules/exams in Mechanics and/or Statistics Six modules/exams in total. No coursework.

Entry Requirements An interest in working logically GCSE grade A, A* at Higher Level.

Mathematics reveals hidden patterns that help us understand the world around us. Like language, religion and music, mathematics is a universal part of human culture and as such plays a special role in education.

Course Content Pure Maths including calculus, modelling, functions and graphs Mechanics including acceleration, energy and gravitation Statistics including how to collect, analyse and interpret data

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Further Mathematics AS & A2 Level

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

Assessment Three additional modules/exams in Pure Maths Three additional modules/exams in Applied Maths For the Applied modules students can choose to specialise in Advanced Mechanics, or alternatively a less rigorous course of study of Statistics and Mechanics Six modules/exams in total. No coursework.

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Entry Requirements

EXAM BOARD: Edexcel

An interest in working logically

Course Content

GCSE grade A or A* at Higher Level with a recommendation from your main teacher.

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

Pure Maths including differential equations, polar, intrinsic and Cartesian graphing, further calculus Mechanics including momentum, impacts, rocket speeds, stability and conservation of energy Statistics including modelling, distributions and hypothesis testing


& Faculty

PE Sport

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Physical Education AS & A2 Level

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Assessment

Entry Requirements

Career Opportunities

Units 1 & 3 are assessed through external examination. Units 2 & 4 are assessed internally with external moderation. This course is team taught by teachers in the department, each specialising in different areas of the syllabus. Students are encouraged to be proactive and independent in their learning and to use both the resources and technology available to them to carry out homework during private study. Appropriate visits/ conferences will be arranged for students to further their knowledge.

It is a requirement to have studied Physical Education at GCSE; and a minimum of grade B is required. The scientific content of the course is such that students who have gained a minimum of grade C in Science, preferably Biology, will find this to their advantage. As part of the course looks at the historical and sociological development of sport, it would be beneficial to have a GCSE in History. Equally important is a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in Physical Education, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate ideas effectively.

Students will learn a variety of transferable skills throughout the course. These include collecting, analysing and interpreting data, communicating findings, and identifying and developing links between different aspects of the subject. These skills are recognised positively by employers, universities and colleges, and give access to a wide range of careers. Physical Education combines with a range of AS and A Level subjects. Taken with sciences like Biology, it supports applications for a wide range of university courses such as Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Recreation & Leisure Studies. It also supports those considering a career in the Police or Armed Forces.


EXAM BOARD: AQA Course Content Unit 1: (PHED 1) 60% of AS marks and 30% of total A Level marks: Opportunities for and the effects of a healthy and active lifestyle. • Applied exercise physiology • Skill acquisition • Opportunities for participation Unit 2: (PHED 2) 40% of AS marks and 20% of total A Level marks: Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in adopted role/s. Unit 3: (PHED 3) 30% of A Level marks: Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport. • Exercise physiology • Psychological aspects • Contemporary influences Unit 4: (PHED 4) 20% of A Level marks: Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation. AS PE Award 1580. A Level Award 2580.

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Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport BTEC Equivalent to one GCE

Assessment

Career Opportunities

Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and students will be graded in accordance with level and quality of evidence produced for assessment. The grading criteria for each unit varies. However, evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities, including role play, oral assessment, case studies, assignments, performance observation and time-constrained assessments where appropriate.

The BTEC Level 3 in Sport provide an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport, within one of its occupational areas. These areas include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, sports development and the outdoors.

There is no formal examination Assessment is all completed through coursework assignment.

Mandatory units – all three units must be taken.

Entry Requirements Study of Physical Education at GCSE level is preferable but equally as important students must have an interest in physical education and a willingness to explore the subject from a more practical approach.

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EXAM BOARD: Edexcel Course Content

Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport Unit 2 The Physiology of Fitness Unit 3 Assessing Risk in Sport

Mandatory specialist units – one unit must be taken from: Unit 7 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise Unit 29 Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure Plus optional units – 2 units chosen from 21 on topics such as: Unit 4 Fitness Training and Programming Unit 5 Sports Coaching Unit 6 Sports Development Unit 11 Sports Nutrition Unit 14 Exercise, Health and Lifestyle


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Music AS & A2 Level

Unit 6 ‘A Musical Performance’ 15% A2

EXAM BOARD: AQA

Unit 1 ‘Influences on Music’ examination 1hr 45mins 30% AS & 15% A2

Music technology can be used to produce both composition coursework and performances.

Unit 2 ‘Creating Musical Ideas’ composition 30% AS & 15% A2

Entry Requirements

Through the exploration of two areas of study, candidates will develop and understand how sounds are organised. There will be one set musical work for each of the AS and A2 years. There is a choice of topics including, amongst others, Musical Theatre, Popular Music from 1960 and Four Decades of Jazz and Blues.

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 3 ‘Interpreting Musical Ideas’ performance 40% AS & 20% A2

A2 Level Unit 4 ‘Music in Context’ examination 2hr 15mins 20% A2 Unit 5 ‘Developing Musical Ideas’ composition 15% A2

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A minimum grade B in Music GCSE and the ability to perform on an instrument or voice at a minimum grade 5 standard. (Grade 5 Theory could be substituted for GCSE Music in some circumstances).

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

Course Content

Students in each year of the course will have a choice of free composition, compositional techniques or arranging to a brief provided by the exam board. For AS students, the arranging brief is based on a folk song and for A2 is in a rock, pop or jazz style. AS candidates will offer two performances chosen from solo, ensemble or ones that are technology-based. For A2, candidates are required to present a 10-15 minute programme using acoustic instruments and/or music technology.


Music Performance & Music Technology Nationals BTEC

Assessment

Career Opportunities

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

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

Entry Requirements A passion and total commitment to music... a desire to enter the Music Industry after HGS... an ability to work independently and to a deadline. GCSE Music would be helpful but is not totally essential.

EXAM BOARD: AQA Course Content

By the end of each unit they will understand how to apply these ideas creatively and take part in performances within the school and outside. There is a flexibility built into the BTEC which allows students the opportunity to focus on the areas of music they are most interested in. There are a number of core units that every student will work on including Planning a Music Project and Music Performance Techniques.

National Award (6 units) = one A Level BTEC music is a specialist qualification that focuses on the practical and employment aspects of the music world within a vocational context. Students explore a variety of practical based performance techniques including improvisation, listening skills, performance styles, music technology and production.

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Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A2 Level

The course offers students the freedom to choose both the content and the form of their practical presentations at each level. At AS, candidates perform an extract from any play selected to illustrate their understanding of an influential director, designer, theatre company or other practitioner. At A2, candidates devise drama on any topic to be performed in a theatrical style of their choice.

Entry Requirements

EXAM BOARD: AQA

The content of the A Level specification follows through from that of the AQA GCSE Drama specification currently studied at HGS in KS4, thus enabling a smooth transition from one to the other. At the same time, it must be emphasised that having studied GCSE Drama is not a requirement for students wishing to take the A Level course.

Course Content

Assessment

All students must have achieved a grade B at GCSE English Literature and English Language.

Assessment for the practical units takes account of the students’ contribution throughout the preparation period as well as of their final performance. The practical units are internally assessed and externally moderated. There is one written examination in each year based upon one prescribed play and a live theatre review at AS Level and two further prescribed plays at A2.

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

Students can pursue their interests and develop their skills in a range of practical drama elements including acting, directing, costume, setting, mask and technical design. However, the requirements of the specification, with its 60% written paper weighting, also enable students to gain an entry qualification for courses in higher education, whether in the area of drama and theatre studies or in a host of other subjects.


Performing Arts BTEC (Acting) Nationals

‘Performing arts has taught me a lot about being part of a team and given me the confidence to work independently too, through drama I have learnt to believe in myself”

Assessment

Career Opportunities

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

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

Entry Requirements • A total commitment to the subject area • A desire to enter the Performing Arts industry after HGS • A sense of humour.

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

GCSE Drama or BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts would be helpful but is not entirely essential.

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EXAM BOARD: Edexcel Course Content

National Award (6 units) = one A Level National Certificate (12 units) = two A Levels Students explore a variety of theoretical ideas through practical workshops, within a vocational context. By the end of each unit they will understand how to interpret specific ideas for performance, know how to apply these ideas creatively, take part in performances and then evaluate the process articulately, with clear knowledge. There are core units that every student will work on including Performance Workshops and The Performing Arts Industry and additional units including Devising Plays, Contemporary Theatre Performance, Storytelling, Applying Physical Theatre. The level being studied will determine the amount of units studied. There may be an opportunity to study the National Diploma which is 18 units and equivalent to three A Levels.

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Biology AS & A2 Level

“Biology is really interesting. it shows you how you and other organisms really function. It is the study of life itself�

Assessment

Entry Requirements

Each theory unit is examined by compulsory short answer questions plus two longer questions requiring data handling, comprehension and short structured essay.

Grade B in Additional Science or grade B in Triple Award Biology and Chemistry.

The practical units are examined by set tasks and continuous assessment of practical skills.

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


EXAM BOARD: GCE Biology AQA Course Content The AS course is divided into 3 units: Unit 1 Biology and disease You will study the digestive and gas exchange systems and how these are affected by disease. Unit 2 The variety of living organisms This unit covers how DNA controls genetic diversity and the similarities and differences observed in organisms. Unit 3 Practical and investigative skills. The A2 course is divided into a further 3 units: Unit 1 Populations and environment You will study ecosystems in detail and consider how human activities affect ecology. Unit 2 Control in cells and in organisms You will study how organisms use hormones growth factors and nerve impulses to increase their chance of surviving. Unit 3 Practical and investigative skills.

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Chemistry AS & A2 Level

Assessment

Entry Requirements

AS Level

Grade B GCSE Additional Science or grade B GCSE Chemistry.

Title

Assessment

%

Taken in

Career Opportunities 1. Foundation chemistry

75 min written paper

33.3% (16.6% A2)

Jan Year 12

2. Chemistry in action

105 min written paper 46.6% (23.3% A2)

3. Investigation and practical skills

Practical skills and investigations

20% (10% A2)

Title

Assessment

%

4. Physical and organic

105 min written paper 20%

Jan Year 13

5. Physical and inorganic chemistry

105 min written paper 20%

June Year 13

6. Investigation and practical skills

Practical skills and investigations

June Year 12

A2 Level

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10%

Taken in

Career possibilities are endless. Some students will go on to study chemistry based degrees. These may lead to careers in Forensic Science, Polymer Manufacture, Environmental Control etc. Others will choose Biological Sciences (eg, Biochemistry or Pharmacology), Engineering or Medical courses, where chemistry is often a requirement or recommendation. Chemistry is recognised as requiring good mental discipline and is often used by students to enter non-science degree courses such as Law or Finance.


EXAM BOARD: AQA

A2 Level

Course Content

Module 4

AS Level

• More kinetics and equilibria

Module 1 • Atomic structure • Moles • Bonding • Periodicity • Introduction to Organic chemistry • Alkanes Module 2 • Energetics • Kinetics and equilibria • Redox • Group 7 and Group 2

• Acids and bases • Isomerism • Carbonyl and aromatic chemistry • Amines, amino acids and polymers • Organic synthesis • Spectroscopy Module 5 • Thermodynamics • Periodicity • Redox equilibria • Transition metals • Inorganic compounds in aqueous solution

• Extraction of metals • Haloalkanes, alkenes and alcohols • Analytical techniques

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Health & Social Care AS & A2 Level

Students are invited to study the AQA Single Award Health and Social Care A Level. This subject covers various aspects of our physical health and wellbeing, along with a study of psychological aspects of health. Students have the opportunity to join the Medical Pathway Partnership, which allows them to attend talks and visit the hospital in Harrogate. This link will provide students with valuable and relevant access to health professionals both at school and elsewhere.

Assessment

EXAM BOARD: AQA

Unit 1 is assessed by external examination.

Course Content

Units 2 and 3 are coursework based and students are required to put together a portfolio including questionnaires, reports and presentations. At A2 all students must do the unit called Working in Health and Social Care, followed by two other units to be chosen from a number of options.

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

In the AS year all students do the same 3 units: Unit 1 Effective Caring This introduces students to a selection of the services provided for clients in health and social care. Also covered are factors required for a good quality of life, along with the skills and techniques used by carers in order to successfully treat people. Unit 2 Effective Communication Students learn about the basic communication skills used in a health and social care setting. It will improve your confidence and competence in written, oral and non-verbal communication skills. Unit 3 Health, Illness and Disease This unit covers several aspects of health, illness and disease and you will develop an understanding of the different factors affecting our health and well-being.

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Physics AS & A2 Level

Assessment

Career Opportunities

Units 1, 2, 4 and 5 are assessed by external written examination. Units 3 and 6 are internally assessed.

Studying Physics gives important transferable skills; at A level you will learn to think logically and solve problems, work in teams and communicate effectively.

Entry Requirements Grade B or above in either GCSE Physics or Core & Additional Science together with a similar level in GCSE Maths is a requirement. Students following AS Level Maths tend to find the course easier to follow.

Learning about the big ideas and latest discoveries in Physics can stimulate a lifetime’s interest and lead to work in a range of fields from IT and engineering to medicine and finance.

EXAM BOARD: AQA Syllabus A Course Content The course consists of 6 units:

AS Level Unit 1 Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity Unit 2 Mechanics, Materials and Waves Unit 3 Investigative and Practical Skills

A2 Level Unit 4 Fields and Further Mechanics Unit 5 Nuclear and Thermal Physics and Turning Points in Physics Unit 6 Investigative and Practical Skills

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Psychology AS & A2 Level

“Psychology looks at why you think, act and react the way you do. It makes you question all sorts of things you take for granted and is a fascinating subject”

Students have commented that studying psychology is really interesting – it helps you work people out. Lessons involve doing practical work where we try out psychological research – everyone gets involved.

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

Entry Requirements GCSE grade B (or equivalent) any Science subject.

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


EXAM BOARD: AQA Specification A Course Content

AS Level Unit 1 Cognitive psychology – models of memory; reliability of eye-witness testimony; how to improve memory. Development psychology – importance of attachments for children. Research methods – psychological research techniques, using basic statistics. Unit 2 Biological psychology – understanding and managing stress. Social psychology – theories of conformity, obedience, understanding defiance. Individual differences – understanding and treating emotional disorders.

A2 Level Unit 3 Topics – biological rhythms and sleep perception and aggression. Unit 4 Psychopathology – understanding and treating depression or schizophrenia. Psychology in action – addictive behaviours. Research methods – designing psychological research studies; using more advanced statistics.

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The OFSTED Report

The following comments are from our most recent OFSTED Inspection, in October 2007.

The Sixth Form at Harrogate Grammar School Grade 1: Outstanding Sixth Form students are highly focused, committed learners who enjoy school very much. They are appreciative of the good quality teaching they receive and the above average results they leave school with. Their personal development is enhanced by an outstanding range of curriculum opportunities including over 30 A Level courses and highly popular International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. The range and diversity of the extra-curricular activities is a particular strength. A large proportion of students enter the Sixth Form from other schools. Students achieve well and leave Year 13 totally prepared for further education or employment. Many know exactly what careers they want and have mapped out their future accurately as a result of expert guidance. In 2007, 60% of the students gained places in the top 25 universities

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in the country and many move on to Cambridge or Oxford. Students’ personal development is exceptional and the opportunities provided for them to flourish as mature individuals are substantial. The leadership and management of this large Sixth Form are outstanding. Clear strategic vision combined with a wholly professional approach results in focussed leadership at all levels. Students are well known to staff and the levels of care and support they receive are of the highest standard. They know that if they work hard they will do well. Students, parents and teachers are understandably proud of Harrogate Grammar School.

Overall Effectiveness of the School Grade 1: Outstanding • Students regard it as a “great place to achieve”. • Students say that lessons are “really interesting” and “not just about passing exams”.

• Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding and adds immensely to their wellbeing and personal development. • Opportunities abound for students to make a very positive contribution to the work of the school and the local and wider community. • A very high percentage of students stay on into the Sixth Form where they know they will continue to do well. • Older students act as superb role models for their younger counterparts. • Students demonstrate an impressive level of maturity. • The school works well with parents and has their overwhelming support. They typically comment, “This is an excellent school and we are so thankful our children come here”.


University Destinations 2010 Name

University

Course

Jonathan Allcoat Hannah Rebecca Armstrong Rebecca Sarah Banks Jak Barnes Alexandra Pearl Barton Bethany Bell Emily Blair Robert Bodsworth Rebecca Boulton Jonte Bousfield Sandra Boye-Clarkson Jack Bradford Naomi Rose Breton Alexander Briggs Thomas Mark Broadley Hannah Broderick Lewis Brooks Ayron Brown Rebecca Claire Brownbridge Hayley Budimir James Fredrick Ridsdale Bulmer Nicholas David Cairns Hannah Catherine Campbell Alice Victoria Carr Charles James Carrington Nicola Chadwick Olivia Charles Alexander Collett George Collingwood Luke William Coughlan Daniel Cunningham Ben Cussons Thomas James Davill Michael Davis Stephanie Louise Dawson Stephen Dewsnip Natalie Drew Kayleigh Anne Dyson Rosamond Ettridge Lucy Elspeth Louise Everingham Sally Erica Farnhill Tatiana Richtman Feuerborn Roslyn Forman Harriet Lucy Fotherby Thomas Franks Charles Fraser Amy Fuller Sophie Victoria Gill Claire Tracy Gilmour Kelly Gilmour-Grassam Matthew Gook-Darling Melissa Gourlay Fergus Gray Joseph Michael Greenwood

Lancaster Northumbria Northumbria Glyndwr York Birmingham Hull Reading York St John Northumbria Edinburgh Northumbria Cambridge Lancaster Glasgow Edinburgh Napier Sheffield Wolverhampton Sheffield Hallam Newcastle Northumbria Newcastle Leeds Metropolitan Northumbria Notredame Hull Manchester Metropolitan Manchester Lincoln Liverpool Edinburgh Napier Leeds Metropolitan Keele Manchester Leeds Trinity Loughborough Kings College York Leeds Salford Loughborough York University College London Northumbria Nottingham Northumbria Durham Cambridge Northumbria Nottingham Bradford York Edinburgh Manchester

Mathematics Psychology Forensic Science Architectural Design Technology History Mathematics Fashion Design and Production Finance and Investment Banking English Language & Linguistics International Business Management Economics Mechanical Engineering Modern and Medieval Languages Biology and Geography Politics Festival & Event and Marketing Management Philosophy Psychology Psychology Mathematics International Business Management Combined Honours Sports & Exercise Therapy Law Product Design Drama & Theatre Practice Business Management Economics Psychology with Clinical Psychology History (Modern) and Politics Psychology Film and Television Production Biomedical Sciences Politics, Philosophy and Economics Primary Education in the Early Years (3-7) Psychology Philosophy Mathematics Law Media and Performance Mathematics with Economics Archaeology Italian Psychology American and Canadian Literature, History and Culture Environmental Management Anthropology and Archaeology English Adult Nursing History Engineering with foundation year Physics with a foundation year Mathematics Chemistry

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University Destinations 2010

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Name

University

Course

Annalie Roisin Grogan Lily Katherine Grouse Joshua Guthrie Emily Hale Daniel Harrington Charlotte Elizabeth Hicks Jonathan Hicks Emma Victoria Hobson Amy Elizabeth Honeysett Edward William Hope James Hudson Joanne Illingworth Iain Edward Irving Kyran Emmett Jackson Rebekah Louise Jackson Tiffany Jackson Hannah Armstrong Jelley Andrew Johnson Rhys Marc Jones Bethany Kay Alexandra Kelman Ian Lambert Jessica Langstreth Allister Laverack Joshua Matthew Lawson Amber Jane Leape Natalia Weronika Lemanska Sian Rebecca Lewsley James Stephen Little Rosie Locke Athina Maria Macpherson William Manby-Robson Anna Manetta-Stark Jamie Martin Edward Maslaveckas Andrew May Lydia Rose McCormack Robert McTague Joseph Harry Merrell Natasha Leanne Middlewood Thomas Mills Jonathan Robert Millward Corrie Beth Monaghan Olivia Anne Moorby Rory Hugh Moore Ramin Movahed Kieran Muir Liam Mumford Leah Narodetsky Matthew Needle Emily Nelson Tom Newis Rebecca Joy O’Leary

Durham Royal Holloway Oxford Edinburgh Aberdeen Hull Abertay Dundee Liverpool Hope York Northumbria Manchester Northumbria Leicester Newcastle Manchester Metropolitan Leeds Metropolitan School of Oriental & African Studies St Andrews Leeds Metropolitan Manchester Metropolitan Leeds Hull Manchester Metropolitan Northumbria Kent Hull Lancaster Cumbria Oxford Northumbria Manchester Metropolitan Sheffield Hallam Goldsmiths Liverpool John Moores Plymouth Manchester Newcastle Newcastle Lancaster Northumbria Aberdeen Lancaster Aston Oxford University of the Arts, London Bradford Lancaster Loughborough Edinburgh Leeds Metropolitan Kings College Leicester Northumbria

Philosophy, Politics and Economics Drama and Theatre Studies Philosophy, Politics and Economics Civil and Environmental Engineering English Business and Management Sport & Exercise Primary Teaching with English Language Psychology Design for Industry Geography Advertising and Media Physics Computing Science Events Management Law Social Anthropology Marine Biology Film & Moving Image Production Marketing Management Neuroscience Sociology Business Management with Marketing Drama Economics Drama and English Biochemistry (Study Abroad) Education and English Medicine Psychology Business/Marketing Information Technology Management Sociology and Politics Sports Science Business Economics Aerospace Engineering with Management Economics and Mathematics English Language History and Politics Graphic Design Politics and International Relations Finance and Economics Business and Management Philosophy, Politics and Economics Journalism Pharmaceutical Management Geography Drama Modern European Languages Music Production Comparative Literature Computing Interior Design


Name

University

Course

Ewan O’Toole Natalie Oates Jessica Oliver Elizabeth Anne Ormesher Jade Overend Alexander Pace Digvijaya Pande Simon Paxton Sabrina Kelly Pearson Catherine Penman Victoria Ponce Hardy Nathan Prail Evan James Price William Price Sarah Pritchard Robert Michael Pulling Nadia Raychinova Sam Reffitt Elizabeth Claire Riley Philippa Sophie Roberts Joshua David Robinson Samuel Robinson Amy Louise Robshaw-Hughes India Roche Jonathan David Royle Darius Samadian John Sarginson Andrew Senior Robert Shackleton Haider Ali Shah Max Sharp Oliver Sheldrick Joel Alexander Smith Claire Eilish Somerton Jack Summersall Joseph Harry Thackray Laurence Tiffany Jessica May Todd Rebecca Jane Townsend Henry Turner Christie-Lauren Waite Jessica Charlotte Ann Watson Ian Robert Watts Jonathan Watts Alexander George Weil Benjamin Harry Welbourn Georgina West Natasha Anne Whiteman Kate Wilson Matthew Bernard Windsor Eleanor Sophie Wostenholme Matthew James Wroe James Stephen Wyatt

Newcastle Northumbria Manchester University College London York St John Lancaster London School of Economics Manchester Metropolitan Kent Bristol Edinburgh Manchester Leicester Sheffield Manchester Metropolitan Northumbria Nottingham Liverpool Huddersfield Durham Hull York Medical School Nottingham Newcastle Falmouth Cambridge Manchester Roehampton Bath Loughborough Hull York Medical School Bishop Burton College Sheffield Hallam Manchester Kings College York Manchester Leeds Metropolitan Edinburgh Nottingham York Leeds Metropolitan Sheffield Hallam Manchester Newcastle Birmingham City Manchester School of Oriental & African Studies Leeds Newcastle York Manchester Metropolitan Liverpool Manchester

Mechanical Engineering Human Resource Management Earth Sciences Law with French Law Marketing Management and Web Technologies Business Studies Accounting & Finance International Business Applied Psychology Medicine Geography Earth Sciences Aerospace Engineering History Human Geography Sport Coaching Beginners’ Spanish and Russian & East European Civilisations International Business Music Journalism Biology Medicine History Animal Science English with Creative Writing Natural Sciences Social Sciences and Religious Studies & Comparative Religion Photography and Philosophy Business Administration Mathematics with Mathematics Education Medicine Sport Coaching Development and Fitness Information Technology Management Physics Biomedical Science Mathematics Aerospace Engineering Music Technology Nursing Biology Bioarchaeology Childhood Studies Architecture and Environmental Design Environmental Science Archaeology Automotive Engineering Politics, Philosophy and Economics Chinese (Modern and Classical) Psychology History Computer Science Events Management Geography Civil Engineering

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Year 13 Examination Results All results are correct at time of going to press and do not include all remark upgrades and appeals. This information is published in accordance with the requirements of the Education (School Performance Information) (England) Regulations 2002.

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GCE Single & Double A-Levels

Entries

A*

A

B

C

D

E

U

%A*, A or B

A2 Art

19

1

6

4

4

4

0

0

58%

A2 Graphics

22

0

1

8

6

3

4

0

41%

A2 Photography

20

2

4

4

4

5

1

0

50%

A2 Biology

45

5

11

13

8

5

2

1

64%

A2 Applied Business

17

0

1

5

2

6

2

1

35%

A2 Chemistry

18

2

6

4

4

2

0

0

67%

A2 Computing

9

1

0

1

1

4

2

0

22%

A2 Critical Thinking

2

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

50%

A2 Product Design

7

0

2

0

2

3

0

0

29%

A2 Drama and Theatre Studies

10

0

2

4

3

1

0

0

60%

A2 Economics

35

1

14

9

4

6

1

0

69%

A2 English Language

12

0

2

3

5

0

1

1

42%

A2 English Literature

21

3

8

5

5

0

0

0

76%

A2 Language and Literature

17

0

4

6

3

1

3

0

59%

A2 French

10

1

1

5

1

1

0

1

70%

A2 General Studies

43

1

5

10

16

10

1

0

37%

A2 Geography

19

2

5

8

1

3

0

0

79%

A2 Geology

12

0

2

4

2

3

1

0

50%

A2 Politics

21

1

8

5

4

3

0

0

67%


GCE Single & Double A-Levels

Entries

A*

A

B

C

D

E

U

%A*, A or B

A2 History

30

2

10

14

3

1

0

0

87%

A2 ICT Applied

15

0

0

0

1

9

3

2

0%

A2 Italian

3

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

100%

A2 Law

10

0

1

2

2

1

4

0

30%

A2 Maths

39

9

16

7

6

0

1

0

82%

A2 Further Maths

10

3

4

3

0

0

0

0

100%

A2 Media Studies

4

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

50%

A2 Music

4

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

100%

A2 Music Technology

3

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

67%

A2 Physical Education

21

2

3

4

6

2

4

0

43%

A2 Physics

20

4

2

7

5

2

0

0

65%

A2 Psychology

36

5

5

9

13

3

1

0

53%

A2 Religious Studies

21

0

4

5

5

4

1

2

43%

A2 Sociology

14

1

2

5

4

2

0

0

57%

A2 Spanish

2

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

50%

BTEC & OCR Nationals

Entries

DD DM MM DP PP

UU

BTEC Performing Arts (Acting)

6

6

0

0

0

0

0

100%

ICT Nationals Certificate

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

33%

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Harrogate Grammar School Sixth Form Prospectus 2011