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6th Form, but not as you know it - Helen Mathieson, Principal

We’re not your usual 6th form and this isn’t your usual 6th Form prospectus... Of course we offer a wide selection of traditional A’levels, for those who have a clear academic pathway in mind, but this is a place of innovation and development, embracing sustainable achievement coupled with work placements, apprenticeships and higher education. In short, we’re offering more. Within these prospectus pages you can see that there’s plenty on offer. Our lead sponsors, Plymouth University, and co-sponsor, Cornwall College, are leaders in their own sectors, and they’ve come together to offer Marine Academy Plymouth students something unique. If you’r401>DCC>P=8B7 H>DA*B 0=385H>DOE4 ?82:43 D? C78B ;40Q4C H>DOre serious about planning for your future. There are so many opportunities open to you, we’re really pleased that you’re considering Marine Academy Plymouth.

Welcome to the 6th Form at MAP

- Di Henderson, AVP and Director of 6th Form

ensures progression pathways and employability. We provide wrap-around care for students and ensure a virtual highway to the university, whether students are contemplating an ??A4=C824B78?>A8674A3D20C8>=

Being able to capitalise on the resources of our sponsors, Plymouth University and Cornwall College, puts us in a unique position within the city of Plymouth. *CD34=CBF8;;BC0ACC748AC7>A<BCD384BF>A:8=60C the most appropriate level, but at all times we 70E4C7478674BC4G?42C0C8>=B>5BCD34=CBO018;8C84B and their potential to achieve.  8B C7414BC?>BB81;4C8<4C>9>8= C74C7 >A< 0C$' +745028;8C84B>=>554AF8;; 4=70=24#4E4; studies. There will be a brand new theatre and dance studio for performing arts students, a professional kitchen for catering students and we are hopeful of securing an astro turf pitch for the use of all our students. There will be the opportunity to study childcare F8C7 1D8;C 8= F>A: 4G?4A84=24 0C *78=8=6 *C0AB C74 MAP nursery, and for students aspiring to teach, there will be opportunities for placement in MAP 2, >DA =4F  ?A8<0AH B27>>;  %4F  BD1942CB BD27 0B sociology and geography will feature on our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Level curriculum.

At the Marine Academy we pride ourselves on having a 6th Form course for every student leaving Year 11.

Being a 6th Form student brings with it lots of opportunities for new social activities. The 6th Form Investment Fund allows students to plan their own social calendar, a programme of university visits as well as other trips.

We have a wide choice of traditional â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Levels as F4;; 0B + ;4E4;  BD1942CB 0=3 E>20C8>=0; >?C8>=B  027 BCD34=C 20= 4G?42C  0 343820C43 2>DAB4 34;8E4A8=6 0 A0=64 >5 @D0;8P20C8>=B C70C

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Levels in the Spotlight This year we have introduced some new A - Levels to our 6th Form and we wanted to showcase them. For more information please see the individual course leaflets.

Geography 4>6A0?7H8B7867;HE0;D431H both employers and Universities. C8B0=02034<82BD1942CC70C 6>4BF4;;F8C71>C7*284=24B0=3 ACB 4>6A0?7H20=;403>=C> a variety of careers in banking, law, finance, medicine, travel, transport and tourism to name but a few.

Sociology *>28>;>6H8BDB45D;5>A020A44A8= government, social work, the health service, teaching, personnel or management, advertising, the media, the police or any other profession that involves working with people 0=34G?42CBH>DC>C78=:5>A yourself.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Levels / Level 3 courses *CD34=CB20=27>>B45A><01A>03A0=64>5#4E4;  2>DAB4B 8=2;D38=6 %0C8>=0;B &) +B 0=3 NO;4E4;B ;;BCD34=CB<DBC27>>B4C7A44BD1942CB but some students may take on four. Whilst a few students may take a very traditional Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;level route, in most cases students will choose 5A><0 F834 A0=64>5 #4E4;  2>DAB4B F7827 14BC suit the individual, ensuring a successful pathway to higher education, training and employment. ;; #4E4;  2>DAB4B 70E4 0 2;40A 4@D8E0;4=24 8= ,*?>8=CB

+74B4 BC24=CDAH @D0;8P20C8>=B <44CC74 =443B of a 21st century world, where there is an increasingly sophisticated employment market which demands a wide range of transferable skills. $0=H  >5 C74 #4E4;  @D0;8P20C8>=B 70E4 0= 4<?70B8B>= 0??;843 ;40A=8=6 0=3 0A44GCA4<4;H relevant to the world of work and to on-going high level training. *CD34=CB 8=C4=38=6 C> ?A>6A4BB C> BCD3H8=6 0C 346A44 ;4E4; 14=4PC 5A>< 0 ?>BC  ?A>6A0<<4 C70C?A4?0A4BC74<5>A8674A3D20C8>=

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by Widening Participation staff from the ,=8E4AB8CH F8C7 F7>< $' 70B 0= 4GCA4<4;H 2;>B4 2>;;01>A0C8>= 0B ?0AC >5 >DA *?>=B>ABO commitment to the Academy. We are the ,=8E4AB8CH *27>>; >5 ';H<>DC7 0=3 >DA C7 >A<4AB24AC08=;H14=4PC5A><C78B

We recognise the increasingly competitive nature of university admissions and so our post 16 curriculum builds in guided mentoring sessions to enable students to make the most of their achievements in their applications. Many students choose to study in Plymouth and MAP students are in the advantaged position of not only being familiar with the university as part of their working life at MAP but also of being able to apply for bursaries given by the university for our students. Of course we also support students in making the right choice for them, whether thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studying at home or away. )4<4<14A C> ?82: D? 0;; A4;4E0=C 8=5>A<0C8>= regarding how to enroll in the MAP 6th Form, 34C08;43 8=5>A<0C8>= 5>A C74 38554A4=C BD1942CB 4=CAH @D0;8P20C8>=B 5>A 0;; 2>DAB4B 0=3 7>F  C> 0??;H 5>A 0 P=0=280; 1DAB0AH  85 H>D <44C C74 eligibility criteria. All information sheets are available from Mrs Di 4=34AB>=8A42C>A>5'>BC 3D20C8>=


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Creative Arts Pursuing Creative Arts at Post 16 is the 1468==8=6 >5 B><4C78=6 =4F 0=3 4G28C8=6 2><18=8=6 0= 4G28C8=6 A0=64 >5 0ACB BD1942CB in a fantastic environment. MAP offers students the opportunity to follow 0 ?0C7F0H 4G2;DB8E4;H 8= C74 0ACB 08<43 0C supporting and inspiring them to reach their full potential in their chosen art form. *CD34=CB20=27>>B4 0=H2><18=0C8>=>5 C74 BD1942CB ;8BC43 74A4  *CD34=CB F8;; 142><4 part of a supportive â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of students who F8;; 14 >554A43 4G28C8=6 >??>ACD=8C84B including leadership awards in the arts with the aim of achieving the necessary @D0;8P20C8>=BC><>E4>=C>78674A43D20C8>= or employment. The Creative Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; approach is to inspire students to take on real tasks that mirror the world of the creative industries through ?4A5>A<0=24B0=34G7818C8>=B

We will support and guide students into producing work in a professional manner, in a professional environment, always aiming to present work of the highest standard possible. The creative arts is a highly competitive area of the economy that offers many opportunities for highly motivated and skilled young people, it is our aim to ensure that students are given every opportunity to move into this world and be equipped to compete with the best.

MAP already has good relationships with a range of arts providers in and around ';H<>DC7 BD27 0B C74 +740CA4 )>H0; University of Plymouth and Cr eative Partnerships; students studying Creative Arts F8;; 14=4PC 5A>< 0;; >5 C74B4 F4 F8;; 1D8;3 more of these relationships in the future. ;; BCD34=CB F8;; 14 4G?42C43 C> F>A: C>F0A3B ACB F0A3 >;3 F7827 8B 0= 4GC4=343 0ACB 0F0A3  4@D8E0;4=C  C>   ,* ?>8=CB  1DC<>A4C70=C70C 8CB0HB C> higher education establishments that you are someone who has initiative and ambition. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Level equivalent courses will be from the following: â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+8?;><08=')&)$ % )+*N#4E4;@D8E â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+*D1B8380AH8?;><08= ')&)$ %)+* NO#4E4;@D8E â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+8?;><08= )+0=3* % #4E4;@D8E â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+*D1B8380AH8?;><08= )+ 0=3* % N#4E4;@D8E â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+*D1B8380AH8?;><08= Music  N#4E4;@D8E â&#x2DC;&#x2026;  '&+&)'/  N#4E4; â&#x2DC;&#x2026; AQA %  NO#4E4; Examples of additional courses and accreditation that can also be achieved through the Creative Arts: â&#x2DC;&#x2026; ACBF0A3>;3,*?>8=CB

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Preparing for a career in the maritime industry: The Marine Academy enables students to progress on to careers in the maritime 8=3DBCAH C7A>D67 *284=24 $0C7B *?>ACB 0=3 DB8=4BB*CD384B  *CD34=CB F7>0A48=C4A4BC438=C74<0A8=4 industries are provided with an opportunity C>   608=  7867  ;4E4; @D0;8P20C8>=B 10B43 around this diverse industry. The Marine Academy has established links with the University of Plymouth and the marine industry ensuring students have clear progression pathways into further and higher education and/or employment.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Level equivalence courses can come from the following: â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+4AC85820C48=.0C4A*?>ACB 0=3*08;8=6*#4E4;4@D8E0;4=24 â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+*D1B8380AH8?;><08= * % NO#4E4;4@D8E0;4=24 â&#x2DC;&#x2026; &)#4E4;0<1A8364+427=820; Introductory Diploma in ,* %**  NO#4E4; â&#x2DC;&#x2026; &)#4E4;0<1A8364+427=820;8?;><0 8=,* %**NO#4E4;B â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+*D1B8380AH8?;><08=Public services #4E4; â&#x2DC;&#x2026; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Level Mathematics â&#x2DC;&#x2026; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Level Biology Examples of additional courses and accreditation that can also be achieved: First Aid Health & Safety Higher Sports Leadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award

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Vocational/occupational courses

Vocational Level 1 & 2 courses

*CD34=CBF7>F8B7C> ?DABD40E>20C8>=0; >A occupational route in the 6th Form are able to succeed on many Level 2 courses.

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*CD34=CB F8;; 14 01;4 C> ?DABD4 E>20C8>=0; courses in diverse areas such as Hair and Beauty, Childcare, Catering and Motor -4782;4  *><4 >5 C74B4 2>DAB4B F8;; 14 delivered on site while other specialist areas will be delivered by Cornwall College. There will be a strong emphasis on work-related learning and employability and every BCD34=C F8;; 70E4 F>A: 4G?4A84=24 1D8;C 8=C> their course.

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A core part of the curriculum in the Academy will be the chance to re-sit Maths 0=3 =6;8B7 *B 85 A4@D8A43 C78B 0;;>FB students to personalise their studies, for their needs, for their own futures. Alternatively students can take a qualification in Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Our unique partnership with Cornwall College and Plymouth University creates huge opportunities for students to progress into further and higher education.

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★ Professional Cookery ★ ;42CA> +427=>;>6H ★ =68=44A8=6 ★ >=BCAD2C8>=CA>F4; ★ >=BCAD2C8>=?;0BC4A8=6 ★ Plumbing ★ $0A8=4=68=44A8=6 ★ Hairdressing “There will be a strong emphasis on work- related learning and employability and every student will have work experience built into their course.”

*CD34=CB20= ?A>6A4BB >=C>0??A4=C824B78?B and they will have the opportunity to develop the valuable skills that employers are looking for in today’s modern work force. L*D224BBF8;;;403C> greatly improved employability.” Marine Academy Plymouth 6th Form Prospectus 2013

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Enterprise and Business *CD3H8=6 1DB8=4BB 0C ?>BC  8B 0 ?>?D;0A choice at the Marine Academy where an emphasis is placed upon business skills and creativity. Within Business, students complete a range of activities, from in-depth study of the industry to recommending to their parents what to do F8C7 0= D=4G?42C43 F8=350;; >5 J 

 Invest in shares, start a business, pay off debt or put the money into a savings account? What would you do? &C74A <>3D;4B 8=2;D34 DBC><4A *4AE824 Business Communications, Marketing and 'A02C820; *0;4B *:8;;B  = C>C0; BCD34=CB 5>;;>F 48C74A 0 B8G >A CF4;E4 <>3D;4 1DB8=4BB programme. Assessment of work is through varied portfolio assignments. +74+A0E4;+>DA8B<0=340;C7*>280;0A4 industries are growing in the UK, and the *>DC7.4BC>554AB<0=H>??>ACD=8C84B8=C74B4 P4;3B   &DA 2>DAB4B 68E4 BCD34=CB 0= 8=B867C 0=3 E0;D01;4 4G?4A84=24 F7827 20= 14 developed by further study or in preparation for employment. *4E4A0; 4=C4A?A8B8=6 4GCA0 2DAA82D;0A ?A>942CB 70??4= 8= C74 C7 >A< 5>A F7827 =C4A?A8B4 Academy students will get priority, such as />D=6 =C4A?A8B4 />D=6 70<14AB 0=3 *70A4B*27>>;B  E4AH H40A >=4 BCD34=C 8B

selected to represent their academy, and 8=3443 C748A 2>D=CAH 0C 0 ;>10; />D=6 Leadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Conference held in New York and Washington DC. =C4A?A8B8=6 students follow a course that is designed to prepare them for progression to u n i v e r s i t y e d u c a t i o n o r f o r g re a t e r employability in the ever competitive world of work. The <09>A advantage for Business students is that these @D0;8P20C8>=B 0re totally transferable and will be valued by any Admissions Tutor or employer. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Level equivalence courses will be from the following: â&#x2DC;&#x2026; &)#4E4;0<1A8364+427=820; Introductory Diploma in ,* %** N#4E4; â&#x2DC;&#x2026; &)#4E4;0<1A8364+427=820;8?;><0 in ,* %** (2 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;#4E4;B â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+*D1B8380AH8?;><08=+)-# +&,) *$ (1 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;#4E4; â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+*D1B8380AH8?;><08=#+ *& #)( N#4E4; â&#x2DC;&#x2026; &)#4E4;0<1A8364+427=820; Introductory Diploma in IT  N#4E4; Examples of additional courses and accreditation that can also be achieved through the Enterprise Academy:


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Sport & Leadership

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Level equivalence courses will be from the following:

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* C D 3 4 = C B F 8 ; ; 0 2 7 8 4 E 4  N   ; 4 E 4 ; 4@D8E0;4=C @D0;8P20C8>=B  0B  F4;;  0B 0338C8>=0; 0F0A3B C70C F8;; 14=4PC students who want to work in the sport industry. *?>AC  BCD34=CB 5>;;>F 0 2>DAB4 C70C 8B designed to prepare them for progression to university level education and/or for the sport and surf industry. Many students choose to combine a BCD3H >5 *?>AC F8C7 0 BCD3H >5 ?D1;82 B4AE824B8= ?A4?0A0C8>= 5>A9>8=8=6>=4>5 the armed forces or another public service.

Marine Academy Plymouth 6th Form Prospectus 2013

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+8?;><08=*'&)+ N#4E4;B â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+*D1B8380AH8?;><08= ',# *)- * N#4E4; â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 34G24;+4AC85820C4* # %  *#4E4; G0<?;4B >5 0338C8>=0; 2>DAB4B 0=3 accreditation that can also be 02784E43 C7A>D67 BCD3H8=6 *?>AC 0=3 public services: â&#x2DC;&#x2026; First Aid â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 0#%*+/)6#-+@%#5+0/4 â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Sport Leaders

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spending on sports participation, clothing and equipment is estimated to have risen by nearly 50% over the last ten years, to be approximately ÂŁ10 billion.â&#x20AC;?

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B H>DA403C78B$0A8=42034<H';H<>DC7$'8B 8=C74<833;4>5 0F7>;4=4F1D8;38=6 ?A>942CF7827F8;;B4401A0=3=4F0338C8>=C>>DAB:H;8=45>AC74=4GC ?;DBH40AB  +74 1D8;38=6 ?A>942C F8;; B44 0J <8;;8>=?;DB8=E4BC<4=C 8=C74*CD340DG2><<D=8CH  COB 0= 8=E4BC<4=C 8= >DA 278;3A4=  +74 F7>;4 1D8;38=6 ?A>942C 8B 10B43 >= C74 01B>;DC4 14;845 that our children matter and that they deserve a wonderful environment in which to learn, grow and develop. +74 #403 *?>=B>A ';H<>DC7 ,=8E4AB8CH 8B 2><<8CC43 C> C74 >= 6>8=6 64=4A0C8>=B >5 *C D340DG 0=3 =>AC7 F4BC ';H<>DC7 70E8=6 C74 E4AH 14BC 0=3 ';H<>DC7 ,=8E4AB8CH 8B determined that MAP will be one of the very best schools in Plymouth and in the region as a whole. The new building will face the sea, reflect the best of Plymouth and the promise of the region and allow children from the age of 0 – 19 to focus on their education and development on one campus. MAP wants to be a Hub on the Hill, open to the whole community, offering first class theatre, sport, dance, technology and adult learning facilities. Our 6th Form is an important part of all of this. There will be a hair salon, dining areas for senior citizens, meeting rooms for community groups and anything else that our community decides it needs to do in what will be a wonderful resource, central to us all. Marine Academy Plymouth 6th Form Prospectus 2013

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Plymouth University

Plymouth City Council

Cornwall College

Lead Sponsor

Co - Sponsor

Co - Sponsor

The University of Plymouth is proud to be the lead sponsor of Marine Academy Plymouth. Drawing on our world-leading marine 4 G ? 4 A C 8 B 4 0 = 3 = 0 C 8 > = 0 ; A4?DC0C8>= 5>A 4G24;;4=24 8= teaching & learning, we are seeking to raise aspirations and educational achievement, creating 4G28C8=6 =4F >??>ACD=8C84B 5>AC7428CHB=4GC64=4A0C8>=

The city vision for Marine Academy Plymouth and the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; c i t y w i d e â&#x20AC;&#x2122; c a m p DB  8 B  > 5 4G28C8=6 1D8;38=6B and an educational provision that enhances the quality of life for the people of the community.

With the Academy we believe that we are offering a range of educational opportunities unparalleled across the city. We share our specialist facilities in areas such as construction, engineering, boatbuilding, ICT, sport, media and so much more.

With our dedicated support and that of our specialist cosponsors, Marine Academy Plymouth is becoming an education and training champion for Plymouth, helping the city create the skills base it needs into the future.

The new Academy will revitalise community and lifelong learning in the northwest Plymouth area and will be a source of inspiration and ambition for all who are involved with it.

Marine Academy Plymouth 6th Form Prospectus 2013

We are demonstrating our commitment to vocational learning across Plymouth by providing a wider range of opportunity for students of Marine Academy Plymouth, wider than would have been possible as two separate institutions.

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Prof. Mary Watkins

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