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SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE FULL-TIME COURSE GUIDE 2014/15

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OPEN EVENTS LEWES FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2013 5-7:30PM SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2013 10AM-12NOON EASTBOURNE FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2013 5-7:30PM SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2013 10AM-12NOON

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Please note: course information is correct at time of going to press. Government amendments to qualifications and funding may mean the information in this guide is subject to change. For the latest information, please see our website www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 08452 601 608.

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Principal’s Welcome 2 Student Voice 4 Be the Best 5 College Life 6 College Facilities 7 College Marks and Kudos 8 Here To Help You Succeed 9 Guardian and Parent Power 10 12 Countdown to College Traineeships and other programmes 14 Access to Higher Education 16 Which Course Is Right For Me? 8 Course Levels Explained 20 How to Apply 21 Full Course Index 22 Apprenticeships 88

MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Sussex Downs Lewes College 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH, UK

Sussex Downs Park College Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UN

Sussex Downs Vocational College Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UF

Tel: (01273) 483188

Tel: (01323) 637111

Tel: (01323) 637637

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I am delighted that you are thinking about joining us at Sussex Downs College. I hope you will find this Guide helpful, which explains not only the extensive choice of subjects and qualifications on offer, but also how we will help you to get the very best from your time with us. Today, Sussex Downs College offers more academic courses than any other college in Sussex, preparing individuals for the best universities, dance and drama schools, specialist art colleges and conservatoires. Last year, 96% of our students progressed successfully to Higher Education, employment or further study. Our A Level pass rate at Lewes stands at 99% with 35 out of 45 subjects achieving 100% pass rates. Our vocational courses have an enviable record of helping people to find good jobs and continue their studies at higher levels. We have great relationships with local employers and can help you to apply for employment vacancies locally and further afield. We also offer a burgeoning Apprenticeship programme,

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enabling you to ‘earn while you learn’ and to gain the skills and experience you need to move on to a satisfying career. Coming to College is an exciting step in life. With our support, we want to ensure you have a rewarding experience and successfully complete your studies - not only having achieved your full learning potential - but also having developed into an actively contributing member of our community. Choose Sussex Downs College and we will help you to secure the successful future you deserve.

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YOUR FUTURE STARTS WITH US – CHOOSE SUSSEX DOWNS LEWES COLLEGE We will provide you with the knowledge, skills, experience and support you need to achieve your potential and progress to whatever you aspire to do in life.

2. We are one of only a few colleges in the country to have been awarded Beacon Status by the Government, which means we are considered to be an example of excellence. 3. We are the destination of choice with more than 50% of all school leavers in East Sussex, plus a significant number from Brighton and Mid Sussex choosing to study with us; you are sure to meet new friends. 4. Our students say we are very different from school, treating you as an adult and encouraging independence, to really help prepare you for university or employment.

6. We have more than 400 qualifications on offer, so you’ll have a far wider choice available to you at Sussex Downs than any other school, sixth form or college in Sussex, Brighton and Hove.

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1. If you complete your course with us, you’re guaranteed success – last year, 96% of students progressed successfully to Higher Education, employment or further study. Our A Level pass rate stands at 99% and 35 out of 45 subjects achieving 100% pass rates. Our Apprenticeship success rates are well above national benchmarks.

7. We believe College life should be fun and we have a huge choice of sports, events, competitions, shows and much more you can take part in. 8. Our award-winning student support can be accessed through our dedicated Student Services and Tutor teams. 9. Our expert teachers have relevant industrial and professional experience that will inspire you to achieve your very best. 10. We have campuses in Eastbourne, Lewes and Newhaven, each benefitting from excellent public transport links and free parking.

5. Our links with around 1,000 local and national employers mean we have in-depth insight into their needs and expectations of new employees.

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STUDENT VOICE Our latest student survey contained some really pleasing results, with 91% of learners saying that teaching on their course was good and 94% stating that they felt safe at College. Some of the student comments from the survey are included here:

I am happy at this college and I am glad I chose to go here rather than following my friends. The courses I’ve taken are great and I have fantastic teachers. It’s helped me build my confidence in travelling. Lewes campus student College is enjoyable and fun; I learn a lot every day‌ Eastbourne campus student I absolutely love Sussex Downs Lewes College. All of the teachers are great, the other students are there to work, but also enjoy college life with me, support is in place in case I need it and my courses are working out really well for me. Lewes campus student It is a really good college and I have made lots of good friends. The teachers really make me want to be here. Eastbourne campus student

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Gifted & Talented Scheme Our Gifted & Talented Scheme offers a tailored package of activities for high-performing students, providing real stretch and challenge. The Scheme will help you to achieve your best possible grades and we will provide specialist support to help you apply to world-class Higher Education institutions. You will be able to take advantage of a range of opportunities, including educational trips, guest lecturers, and support with entering competitions, student governance, ambassadorial work and access to challenging academic options. Competitions and awards At Sussex Downs College, there will be opportunities to achieve national awards, gain performance recognition and win medals in regional competitions. Here are just a few examples from some of our recent students:

The Men’s Rugby Academy at the Lewes campus were crowned winners of a national competition. They won The British Colleges Sport Men’s Rugby Cup after a stunning game at Burton RFC, where they scored 50-0 against Birmingham Metropolitan College. Full-time Beauty Therapy student Stephanie Cottingham from the Lewes campus reached the national finals of the Student Electrotherapy Beauty Therapist Awards. She will also compete in the Worldskills UK national beauty therapy finals in November, after winning first place in the regional heat.

The Lewes campus student was selected as a finalist in the Royal Academy A Level Summer Online exhibition for her image, Poker. A further five students from the College reached the shortlisting stage. Alumni Many of our former students keep in touch and tell us about how they have progressed in their chosen careers – their stories are amazing! Here are just a couple of examples from some of our recent students:

Lewes campus Production Arts students Alice Bull, Josh Meaton, Josh Attwood and John Piper received second place in the prestigious Ready Steady Light! Competition, for designing an exterior lighting scheme in just 180 minutes. Photography student Hannah Martin had her work selected for inclusion in a prestigious exhibition run by the Royal Academy of the Arts.

Drama and Theatre Studies student Hetti Bywater now has a major role playing Lucy Beale in Eastenders. The actress was cast in 2011 following her studies at the Lewes campus. Hettie has also performed in Doctors and Casualty. Chris Li (shown left) studied at the Lewes campus and is the founder and CEO of online retailer Luxury For Less, a leading multi-channel online retailer of bathroom equipment, furniture and accessories. The success of the company was recognised with a string of awards, including Small Online Business of the Year at the National Business Awards. Chris was also named Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Growing Business Awards.

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As well as completing your qualifications, your time at Sussex Downs College can be rewarding in so many ways. You will be encouraged to challenge yourself and there are various activities you can take part in to increase your success and help you enjoy your time with us.


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COLLEGE LIFE College is very different to school in many ways – but the biggest difference is you are entering a more adult environment, preparing you for your next steps to university or employment. Have fun Hard work is a given, but it’s not all about studying. Sussex Downs College has a range of activities and social events for everyone, whatever your interests and ability. College is a chance to try something new and you have the freedom to choose from so much at Sussex Downs. Come to our Fresher’s Fair at the start of term and see what we have on offer! Live performance and shows More than 40 spectacular shows a year are held in our studios and theatres and at a variety of professional venues. You can audition for our dance company, or why not sign up to our Audition Enrichment if you have drama school in mind? Or you might be happiest in the audience - come and see your friends perform!

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Get Active You can take part in loads of sporting activities and with the College being next door to Lewes Leisure Centre, you can get fit at the gym, running track or in the pool. We offer new sports and courses depending on student interest and have a dedicated Sports Maker who will listen to what you want to do and ensure it happens. Sports Academies The sport academy programme at Sussex Downs Lewes College aims to provide opportunities at the highest level of sporting performance for students. The academies enable talented athletes to receive high level coaching and competition alongside their academic studies. The men’s Rugby Academy were crowned winners of the British Colleges Sport Men’s Rugby Cup in 2013. Student Union Run by the students for the students, the Student Union (SU) ensures the views of all students are represented. It means you get everything you expect - and more - from your College. The SU also arranges a calendar of events.

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Student Council The Student Council provides every student with the opportunity to voice their opinion and be a real part of the decision-making process at the College.

Industry-specific Careers Fairs are arranged at the College to introduce you to exclusive information and employment opportunities in your chosen subject.

Student Voice We want to hear what you have to say about your experience of the College, whether positive or pointing us in the right direction to improve. So get involved – it’s your chance to make a change! Sussex Downs and beyond We have your future in mind - whether you plan to go straight into employment or on to university first. We have links with around 1000 employers who tell us they value skills and experience as well as qualifications. Many of our tutors have industry experience in their subject specialism and as a student you will often be given the opportunity to work to live project briefs. The College Job Shop provides volunteering opportunities, work experience, part-time jobs and Apprenticeship vacancies.

Alumni Through the College Alumni you can keep in touch after you leave to let us know how you are doing, share your success story, inspire future students, or to tell us that you need some further support to get into university or employment.


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COLLEGE FACILITIES Learning facilities Facilities include a recently-built Performing Arts Centre, visual art studios, media suites, a sports hall, well-equipped classrooms and a high-spec laboratory with full disabled access. There are also on-site hair and beauty salons – both of which are open to the public and mean students can gain first-hand experience with customers. Learning Centres As well as an Information Technology Centre, the campus has a well-resourced Learning Centre to accommodate individual or group study outside of lessons. The Learning Centre features a wide range of books, newspapers, magazines, e-books and searchable databases, as well as PCs that can be used on a drop in or bookable basis.

iLearn iLearn is the College’s online learning environment for students, to help support learning outside of lesson time. You will use iLearn throughout your time at the College to access material, submit assignments and communicate with your peers. Catering Whether you’re just looking for a quick cup of coffee or a hot meal, the Lewes campus offers a wide range of food and drink options to suit all tastes. As well as vending machines, there are catering outlets situated throughout the campus:

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Ideally situated close to the local leisure centre and railway station, Sussex Downs Lewes College features four well-equipped teaching buildings and a hall of residence for International and Higher Education students.

The Refectory in the Cliffe Building and The Buttery in the Southover Building serve up hot and cold breakfasts and lunch options, including a salad bar and a range of snacks. The Amigo shop, also in the Cliffe Building, provides a great range of grab and go snacks. Origin in Firle House is the café with a conscience. It provides Fairtrade food and drinks, including sandwiches, pastries, cakes and hot and cold drinks. For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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COLLEGE MARKS AND KUDOS Sussex Downs College has an impressive list of awards and accolades that makes us a great learning provider. Here are just a few‌ Beacon status College: Holding Learning and Skills Beacon status means that we are considered to be an example of educational excellence. Only a select few colleges in the UK have been awarded Beacon status by the Government. Matrix Award: Our Student Services department holds the Matrix Award, a national quality accolade for excellence in delivering information, advice and guidance services for learning and work.

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Award winning staff:

STEM: Employer links: We are the lead College The College has links with around 1000 local for STEM (Science, and national employers across a wide range of Technology, Engineering sectors. and Mathematics) initiatives across education and industry sectors in the South East region. Our pass rates: Sussex Downs Lewes College currently boasts Artsmark Gold Award: pass rates of 99% for A Levels and 97% for Arts Council England vocational courses. awarded the College the Artsmark Gold accolade Our Apprenticeship pass rates are well above for our creative and national benchmarks. performing arts education. We are one of just 15 colleges in England to have achieved the award. QAA We hold the QAA Quality Mark which is awarded to Higher Education providers who have met or exceeded the UK expectations for quality and standards in their provision.

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Sussex Downs College is proud to have a significant number of award winning members of staff in fields from science and the arts, to sports and economics.

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Student Support – help when you need it As a student at Sussex Downs College you will receive individual help and support. Our friendly Student Services Team can help with: • Financial information and support, including childcare • Admission to full and part-time courses • Information, advice and guidance – what’s on offer and what’s right for you • Course advice and progression pathways • Careers, Higher Education, employment information and Apprenticeships

Free study and financial assistance Tuition and exam fees are free of charge for home students aged 16 to 18 and you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of your qualification. Please note you may need to pay for equipment and materials relevant to your course. If you are aged 19 or over please contact Student Services for further advice. If you are worried about the costs of studying at College, there are various sources of financial help that you may be eligible for, such as: • Bursaries • Travel grants and discounts • Care to Learn grants • Discretionary Learner Support To discuss any of these options further, or for further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608, or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/studentservices

Personal Tutoring Our Personal Tutoring service offers a programme designed to support your move into College life. You will have a Personal Tutor for the duration of your time at College, helping you to become a confident, independent learner. Your Tutor will be ready to listen to you and offer individual support when you need it. You will take part in a tutorial programme, which combines careful attention to your learning progress with opportunities to develop your social, academic and vocational experiences.

Learning Support The Learning Support Team are here to help you throughout your time at Sussex Downs College. The expert team will work with you to agree a learning support package that best suits you. Remember to take full advantage of the support you’re entitled to, as this will boost your achievement at College! For further details about the Learning Support available, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/als

Developing Studentship At College we will help you to achieve your goals and the qualifications that you need to succeed. But we also believe it’s important that you develop a wider range of skills to help you learn and prepare you for success in work or further study. Through this you will be encouraged and supported to develop as a more active and independent learner.

The Job Shop The College Job Shop provides volunteering opportunities, work experience, part-time jobs and Apprenticeship vacancies that can help build your profile, skills and experience to support your application to university courses and future employment.

The text number for hearing-impaired students is 07584 684363 or (Minicom) 01323 637216

If you need any additional support to access our information, we can arrange it for you.

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GUARDIAN AND PARENT POWER A smooth transition for your child from school to College with care, guidance and support‌ What is Further Education (FE)? Typically, Further Education (FE) includes A Levels, AS Levels, Apprenticeships, vocational and industry recognised skills qualifications such as BTECs, and Foundation Learning. FE encompasses learning beyond what is achieved in primary and secondary education by Year 11.

Qualification guide and information, advice and guidance There are lots of qualifications to choose from at Sussex Downs College and we can help your child with that choice. For more information, call or email: Eastbourne 01323 637152 ebn.admissions@sussexdowns.ac.uk or Lewes 01273 402205 lewes.admissions@sussexdowns.ac.uk or just drop in and see us. Open Events Our Open Events can help you to find out what our College has to offer. You will have an opportunity to look around and meet our lecturers and tutors. You can also find out about the support that is available, from additional learning to financial help. And there will always be the chance to meet some of our current students who can tell you more about College life.

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Applying to the College On receipt of your child’s application an interview date is sent out. At interview, we make sure your child has chosen the right course for them and help them with details about the course or programme. We encourage parents to attend. Usually an offer is made with conditions like GCSE grade requirements. Occasionally a referral will be made to consider alternative options. We recommend an introductory day visit to the College at the end of the summer for your child to attend classes in the subjects they have chosen. Instructions, student support and enrolment details will be despatched during the summer about what to do on GCSE results day.

Beginning College The induction period is seen as an opportunity to make the transition from school to College as easy as possible. Your child will be introduced to their personal and academic tutors who will be able to help with the timetable that they will be given. For College term dates visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or contact: Sussex Downs College Lewes Campus 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH Tel: (01273) 483188 or Sussex Downs College Eastbourne Campus Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UN Tel: (01323) 637637


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Personal Tutoring Your child will have a Personal Tutor for the duration of their time at College, who will help them to become a more confident and independent learner. This support is key to making the transition from school to College as smooth as possible. The tutorial programme will help your child: • feel safe and settled • explore how they learn • manage their workload • take responsibility and make choices • develop independence and resilience • fulfil their potential • consider their progression route through College and beyond

“WHAT DO I LIKE MOST ABOUT THE COLLEGE? EVERYTHING!”

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Support Expert advice and guidance is offered as part of the support service. This includes pastoral care and a specialist Additional Learning Support team and Personal Tutor team, who work closely with students. There is also counselling and help with course costs available. Bursaries are available for eligible students for travel, visits and equipment.

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The programme will offer your child a range of opportunities to engage with representatives from business and education. These experiences will help your child to reflect on their learning from different perspectives and think about their future pathway.

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Check out the Sussex Downs College prospectus online at www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or pick up a copy from school. Use it to find out about all of the courses we have on offer, which include academic courses like A-levels, as well as vocational and work-based courses like Apprenticeships. Our Eastbourne Open Events take place in October, so visit us and check out what we have on offer! ∆ Our Eastbourne Open Evening takes place on Friday 18 October. ∆ Our Eastbourne Open Morning takes place on Saturday 19 October. November is the month that our Lewes Open Events take place, so come on down and visit us! ∆ Our Lewes Open Evening takes place on Friday 8 November ∆ Our Lewes Open Morning takes place on Saturday 9 November. From November, we also start accepting College applications for the following academic year – get in early to secure your place and hand in your application form to your school now! Have you handed in your college application form yet? Make sure you have given this in to your school, who will write you a reference which they will send to us along with your application form. This is your chance to shine!

We’d really like to meet you! From this month on you’ll receive an invitation from us to come and see us on a specific date, so we can find out more about you. It’s also your chance to find out all about us and discover what’s right for you.

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Decision and revision time! After your visit to College, you will receive your offer letter from us for courses starting in September. This will include an acceptance form you’ll need to fill in and return to us within three weeks to guarantee your place. Spring also means revision time! Visit www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize for some great exam tips. The preparation you put in now will definitely be worth it!

June and July are the months to attend one of the introductory days or events taking place at our Eastbourne and Lewes campuses. They’re a great chance to sample your course before you start in September, hear from the tutors who will be teaching you, see the College again and get a really good feel for what’s to come. Remember you need to have returned your form to us to confirm you will be attending! With your exams finished, your College place sorted for next year and the excitement of what’s to come, it’s time to take a break for the summer holidays – enjoy - you’ve earned it! Keep an eye on the post - this month you’ll receive your official Sussex Downs College enrolment pack which contains all you’ll need to confidently start your course with us in September. Enrolment starts this month. The moment is here…Thursday 21 August is exam results time! Fingers crossed your grades are as you expected but if not, don’t panic – Student Services can offer you guidance on next steps if you are worried. Contact details are in your enrolment pack. The next chapter of your life begins with Sussex Downs College! Check your enrolment pack for your official start date, as some courses differ. Remember, to guarantee your place at Sussex Downs College, you will need to have attended an enrolment and registration session at the College – your enrolment pack contains full details.

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Keep an eye out for an invitation! This month you’ll receive details and a booking form for the forthcoming Sussex Downs College introductory days and events. These take place at the College before you start your course and will prepare you for college life. And as you can’t have failed to notice, May is also the start of exam time! All of the hard work you’ve put in at school over the past few years will now be put to the test. Good luck, you can do it!


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TRAINEESHIPS... helping you to excel in the workplace Employers tell us they are concerned that young people can sometimes lack the right skills and attitudes when they apply for an Apprenticeship or other employment. To help overcome this, Traineeships aim to help you develop the skills you need to secure and succeed in employment, including Apprenticeships. Traineeships offer you the opportunity to carry out a substantial work placement and work skills training, alongside support to improve your English and maths. These courses are in development at the time of going to press. Keep an eye on our website for the latest information. www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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SHORT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES If a full-time course is not what you’re looking (or are ready for) right now, then the College runs a number of short programmes. With various start dates throughout the year, these programmes prepare you for your next steps to College or work with training and are individually tailored to meet your needs. Exciting experiences are arranged to develop your skills through team building, community projects and vocational skills training, alongside ensuring your maths and English skills continue to develop. Popular examples of these programmes include the Princes Trust Programme, Workskills and Opt In To and new ones are always being developed. Visit our website www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for the latest details.

LEVEL 2 PROGRAMME The Level 2 Programme is for students to gain or improve GCSE and vocational Level 2 qualifications to progress to Level 3 courses. For many of our students, the Level 2 programme is a year to build a firm base from which to take further study or move into employment. The programme will support you in developing a wide range of skills and knowledge and in building your confidence. Many of our students choose to study one vocational qualification, the equivalent of two GCSEs, while improving their skills and qualifications in maths and English. Others choose to follow a more mixed programme, taking five GCSEs or equivalent in a range of different subjects, or a combination of AS and Level 2 courses. The programme that you choose to follow will be discussed at interview and is tailored to your career aspirations and interests. The table shows the courses that you can choose from on the Level 2 Programme.

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ACCESS TO HE (HIGHER EDUCATION) WHAT IS AN ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION COURSE? Access courses offer adults over the age of 19 a genuine alternative to A Levels as a means of entry into Higher Education. Courses have been created which still give you the time to lead your own life – an important consideration for adult students! You do not need any previous formal qualifications to be accepted on to the course as your experience of life and work is highly valued as good preparation for this level of study. However, they are 10 month intensive courses to help committed learners gain a university place, so dedication is required. NATIONALLY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION? The Access Certificate is a nationally recognised qualification - there are now around 1,000 Access courses running across the country and they are ‘QAA approved’, which means that the Quality Assurance agency for higher education in England approves them as suitable for access to degree courses. They are validated by LASER Learning Awards. Our Access courses have been designed in close collaboration with the universities of Sussex and Brighton. They maintain an excellent reputation both in - and increasingly beyond - the South East region.

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WHO IS IT FOR? Often, people who decide to join an Access course feel they didn’t fulfil their potential at school. They may have spent many years in unsatisfying work, been at home looking after children or have otherwise been in a situation where they needed to take a decision about bringing about a change in their lives. What they all have in common is a thirst for knowledge and a desire to carry on with their education. WHAT WILL I STUDY? A number of different pathways are offered, which run as either day time or evening pathways. Access students will commence their studies in September and the course lasts approximately 36 weeks, normally finishing in the first or second week of July the following year. All students on both the day and evening pathways attend classes in study skills, maths, and computer literacy, as well as read academic texts. All students complete an individual research project, and study at least six subject units. Both the day and evening pathways lead to the same qualification.

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WHAT CAN I DO FOLLOWING THE COURSE? Access courses can be life changing for the people that take them and most of our students go on to university following successful completion of the course. HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE? To find out more about the course subjects available, forthcoming Access to HE information sessions, and for general enquiries, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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STUDYING AN HE COURSE MADE A DIFFERENCE. A DIFFERENCE TO ME. A DIFFERENCE TO MY FUTURE. A DIFFERENCE TO MY LIFE. For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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WHICH COURSE IS RIGHT FOR ME? Which course is right for me? Useful information to help you make the right choice… What would you like to study? Remember to think carefully about the choice you are making. We want you to achieve your goals and to be able to move on to the career or Higher Education course that’s right for you. Have you thought about what you are good at and what you enjoy doing? If you have any career ideas, have you researched the subjects or courses you will need to study to achieve your goals? How do you prefer to learn? How do you learn best? Is it through taking exams, being assessed by coursework, or a combination of the two? Did you know there are many different types of course you can take? These include academic, vocational, and even work-based courses.

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A full time course or an Apprenticeship? To become an apprentice you will need to find an employer prepared to employ you. We can also help you with this process. Please refer to the Apprenticeships section of this Full-Time Guide for further details. Where would you prefer to study? The time and cost of travelling to College is an important consideration and studying locally can be more convenient. Our campuses in Eastbourne and Lewes have great public transport links and free parking, helping to make things easier for you. Have you have decided what type of study might suit you best? If you have, look for the level that you will be able to study at the College. This will depend on your GCSE results. You can check with the chart on page number 20 ‘Course levels explained’ that shows the level of programme you can study with us based on your predicted GCSE grades.

Which subjects? When you have chosen your preferred programme and the level that you can study at with your predicted GCSE grades, please look through this prospectus for a choice of courses. For the latest course informaton, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk. Have a look at what is available but remember you can always speak to the staff at your school or you can tick the guidance box on your College Application Form for an interview with a Guidance Advisor. Skill up – Maths and English Whether you’re hoping to get a job after College or go on to further study, your English and maths results determine the level at which you start studying at College. They are essential skills highly sought after by employers and universities. It’s therefore vital that you achieve the best level of English and maths you possibly can during your time with us. If you haven’t already got a grade C or above in English and/ or maths from school, then we will design a learning package to support you in improving these skills. Exactly how much and what you study will depend on the level of your course, your previous experience and qualifications, as well as any support needs you might have.


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“THE COLLEGE IS A BRILLIANT PLACE TO BE AND SO DIFFERENT FROM SCHOOL”

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COURSE LEVELS EXPLAINED YOUR PREDICTED GRADES

WHAT YOU CAN STUDY WITH US

In exceptional circumstances students who have achieved at least 6 GCSEs grade A* with the remainder mainly A grades at GCSE in at least five different subjects including English and Maths

5 AS Levels or a Level 3 BTEC qualification with an additional qualification

At least 6 GCSEs grade A* - C in at least five different subjects including English and Maths, or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Distinction plus 2 GCSEs including English or Maths

4 AS Levels or a Level 3 BTEC qualification

5 GCSEs grade A* – C in three different subjects including English or Maths, or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with 2 GCSEs at C+ including English or Maths, or a BTEC Extended Certificate with Merit with 3 GCSEs at C+ including English or Maths, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Merit including English or Maths

3 AS Levels or a Level 3 BTEC qualification and English and Maths as required. A BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Merit allows progression to courses in similar subject areas only

4 GCSEs grade A* - C in three different subjects, including English or Maths, or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with English or Maths, or a BTEC Extended Certificate with English or Maths

2 AS Levels plus two Level 2 single qualifications or a Level 3 BTEC qualification plus one Level 2 single qualification

4 GCSEs grade Ds or Level 1 Introductory Diploma or Level 1 Introductory Certificate and 2 Ds at GCSE. There is flexibilty around these entrance criteria so please contact the guidance team for more detailed information. Please note that extended Level 2 programmes are available, providing opportunities for students to start at Level 1 before progressing to Level 2.

Level 2 programme to include English and Maths as required or a Level 2 vocational programme plus one Level 2 single qualification

Mostly GCSE E – G grades. There is flexibilty around these entrance criteria so please contact the guidance team for more detailed information. Please note that extended Level 2 programmes are available, providing opportunities for students to start at Level 1 before progressing to Level 2.

Foundation Learning – Level 1

No formal qualifications

Foundation Learning – Entry courses

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LEVEL OF STUDY

WHAT YOU CAN DO NEXT

LEVEL 3

AS/A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Extended Project Qualifications NVQ/QCF/Advanced Apprenticeship VRQ (Certificate Diploma)

LEVEL 2/3

AS/A Levels, BTEC Level 2/3, GCSE, Extended Project Qualifications NVQ/QCF/Advanced Apprenticeship VRQ (Certificate Diploma)

LEVEL 2

GCSE, BTEC Level 2 NVQ/QCF/Intermediate Apprenticeship City & Guilds

LEVEL 1

Foundation Learning NVQ/QCF 1 Functional Skills

ENTRY LEVEL

Entry level 1,2 or 3 Foundation Learning

You can progress on to Higher Education, Higher Apprenticeships or enter full time employment.

You can progress on to Level 3 courses, start an Apprenticeship or enter full time employment.

You can move on to Level 3 courses, start an Apprenticeship or enter full time employment.

You can progress to the next Level or enter full time employment.

You can progress to the next Entry Level or Level 1 course.


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ENTRY HOW TO REQUIREMENTS APPLY

If studying a practical vocational subject, it is likely that all students would enter at Level 1. Students with some experience in their chosen subject, or who display aptitude, maybe able to fast track and enter at Level 2. There may be flexibility around these entrance criteria depending on your individual situation. Please contact our Student Services Team if you need any further information, advice and guidance. Please note, if you have not achieved GCSE English Language and/or Mathematics at grade C or above, you will be required to do these qualifications as part of your full time programme.

Now you’ve looked through this guide, seen what we have to offer and thought about which courses you might like to apply for, here’s what to do next: 1) Fill in a College Application Form Pick up a College Application Form from your school, directly from the College, or download from our website at www.sussexdowns.ac.uk Once you’ve filled it in with your course choices, hand it in to your school by the deadline they set. They will then add a reference and send it to us on your behalf. We start accepting College applications from November, so get in early to secure your place! Remember that if you need any further information, advice or guidance about which courses to choose, you can speak to your school or contact our Student Services Team on 08452 601 608. 2) Come along to our Open Events Our Open Events are a great chance to look around our campuses, check out the facilities,

meet tutors and even some of our current students - who can tell you all about College life. Δ Our Eastbourne campus Open Evening takes place on Friday 18 October 2013 Δ Our Eastbourne campus Open Morning takes place on Saturday 19 October 2013 Δ Our Lewes campus Open Evening takes place on Friday 8 November 2013 Δ Our Lewes campus Open Morning takes place on Saturday 9 November 2013 3) Attend your College interview Once we’ve received your application, from January onwards we will invite you into the College for an interview so we can find out more about you. It’s also your chance to find out all about us and discover what’s right for you. Following your visit, you will receive your offer letter from us for courses starting in September. This will include an acceptance

form you’ll need to fill in and return to us within three weeks to guarantee your place. 4) Take part in a College introductory day After you’ve sent back your acceptance form to us, in May you’ll receive an invitation for our forthcoming Sussex Downs College introductory days. These usually take place in June and July and are a great chance to sample your course before you start in September, hear from the tutors who will be teaching you, see the College again and get a really good feel for what’s to come. 5) Enrol on your course In August you’ll receive your official Sussex Downs College enrolment pack which contains all you’ll need to confidently start your course with us in September, including your enrolment and course start dates.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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Your GCSE results will determine at what level you can study with us. As you complete each level you can progress to the next level of education. To see how qualifications compare and our standard entry requirements, take a look at the table here which shows the different levels of study and what they can lead to.


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COURSE INDEX Art, Crafts and Design 24 Levels available: Level 2, Level 3 Art 25 Art and Design 25, 26 Fashion Textiles 27 Graphics 27 Photography 27, 28

Business, Management and Law 29 Levels available: Level 2, Level 3

Business 30 Business Studies 30 Economics 31, 32 Personal and Business Finance 32 Enterprise, Employability and Personal Finance 32

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English and Modern Foreign Languages 33

Health and Social Care 41

English Functional Skills 34 English iGCSE 34 English Language 34, 35 English Language & Literature 35, 36 English Literature 35 French 36 German 36, 37 Spanish iGCSE 37 Spanish 37

Health and Social Care 42

Levels available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3

Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies 38 Levels available: Level 2, Level 3

Beauty Specialist Techniques 39 Beauty Therapy 39 Make-up Artistry 39 Women’s Hairdressing 40

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Levels available: Level 3

Humanities 43 Levels available: Level 3

Classical Civilisation 44 Early Modern History 44 Geography 45 Modern History 45 Philosophy 46 Sociology 46, 47

Information Technology 48 Levels available: Level 2, Level 3 Computing 49 ICT and Informatics 49 IT 50 Software Development 50

Mathematics 51

Levels available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Free Standing Mathematics Qualification 52 Mathematics 53, 54 Mathematics (Decision Maths) 54 Mathematics Functional Skills 52, 53 Mathematics (Mechanics) 55 Mathematics (Statistics) 56

Media and Digital Media 57 Levels available: Level 2, Level 3

Communication and Culture 58 Creative Media 58, 59 Media 59, 60, 62 Film Studies 60 Interactive Media (iMedia) 60, 61


Levels available: Level 2, Level 3 Dance 64, 65 Drama and Theatre Studies 65 Music 65, 66 Musical Theatre 67 Music Technology 66, 67 Performing Arts 67, 68 Pre-Professional Music Performance 68 Production Arts 79

Preparation for Life and Work 70

Extended Project Qualification 71 Levels available: Level 3 Extended Project 71

Public and Uniformed Services 72 Levels available: Level 2, Level 3 Public Services 73, 74

Science 75

Levels available: Entry level

Levels available: Level 2, Level 3

Personal Progress 70

Biology 76 Chemistry 76 Environmental Science 77 Human Biology 77 Physics 78 Psychology 78 Science 79

Sport and Fitness 80 Levels available: Level 2, Level 3

Sports Academies 6 Community Sports Leadership 81 Higher Sports Leadership 81 Physical Education 81 Sport 82 LEWES

Performing Arts 63

Travel and Tourism 83 Levels available: Level 2, Level 3 Travel and Tourism 84, 85

Apprenticeships 88

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Art

Art

Art and Design

Art and Design

AS

A2

BTEC Certificate (Single)

AS

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0326/010

Course code: 0936/010

Course code: 4469/010

Course code: 2186/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. You will be asked to present a portfolio of work at interview and two or more sketchbooks from your Level 2 course.

You will need to have successfully completed the AS Level in Fine Art. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet standard our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. You will also need to demonstrate your interest in producing art and design, by presenting your portfolio at interview.

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above, you will need to have achieved a grade C or above in an art and design-based subject at GCSE level, and present a portfolio of work at interview.

This course will enable you enable you to develop your skills in areas such as painting, drawing and printmaking. You will also explore aspects of composition and visual language so that you can continue to expand your understanding of how art and artists communicate their ideas. Sketchbooks, experimentation and research are key parts of the practical projects that you will take part in. Coursework will be produced both in our specialist studios and as part of a structured homework schedule. Visits to exhibitions, galleries and museums will be encouraged throughout the course.

This course follows on from the AS course. You will undertake two units, including developmental exploration of the theme of identity. This will be supported by a personal study consisting of an essay based on your exploration of the theme in artists’ work, and how they relate to your own experiments.

The course is divided into two units. You will study various skills and produce a number of different outcomes, using painting, drawing and printmaking. Sketchbooks will be used to develop research and evaluation.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Art A2, and beyond to Art Foundation courses or degree courses as well as to careers in the field of visual arts, design and media.

What can I do after this course? You can combine it with other A Levels or UCAS points for application to a university degree course in a range of subjects. Or you can go on to an Art and Design Diploma in Foundation Studies, which will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience further before applying to university.

This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 courses such as AS Level Art or AS Level Applied Art and Design, based on achieving a Merit or Distinction grade on this course. Or you may choose to use your portfolio as a tool for job interviews.

On this course you will study a range of techniques and materials to develop your skills and understanding. The work is project based, spread across three units. You will explore painting, drawing, printmaking and other aspects of art and design. What can I do after this course? Most students will progress on to the A2 in Applied Art and Design Single Award, or second year of the art course to achieve a full A Level. Or you may move on to other subjects, banking the UCAS points for university applications.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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What can I do after this course?

What will I study?


ART, CRAFTS AND DESIGN

Art and Design

Art and Design (Applied)

Art and Design (Applied)

Art & Design (Applied)

A2

AS (Double Award)

A2 (Double Award)

A Level Fast Track (Double Award)

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4427/010

Course code: 2187/010

Course code: 3041/010

Course code: 4867/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to have passed the AS Level in Applied Art and Design (Single Award) and a range of GCSEs at grade C or above. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. You will be asked to present a portfolio of work at interview.

You must have successfully completed AS Level Applied Art and Design (Double Award) . Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You would normally need a range of GCSEs at grade C or above, including one or more in an art and design-based subject such as design and technology, graphics, textiles, photography and art. You will also be assessed on your portfolio at interview.

What will I study? On this course you will study three units consisting of a range of projects, enabling you to develop further the skills you acquired in the AS Level course. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to enter directly into employment using your portfolio as evidence of your skills and experience, or you can apply for further courses such as an Art and Design Diploma in Foundation Studies, a Foundation Degree or a Degree.

What will I study? On this course you will study six units of a 12 units qualification which will introduce you to a broad range of art and design 2D and 3D work, as well as the opportunity to manipulate and use traditional and modern media, materials and technology. 2D visual language includes drawing, painting, collage, textiles, printmaking, photography and digital art. 3D visual language comprises sculpture and fashion/body adornments. You are required to engage in all of these disciplines to support your process in Year 2. Towards the end of the course you will engage in the Summative Project, the externally set units. The generation of coursework and projects will encourage you to develop your 2D/3D skills, problem solving abilities, research methods and your imagination. What can I do after this course? This course usually leads on to the A2 Applied Art and Design Double Award. However you can also use it and its associated UCAS points to apply to university, or you can use the portfolio as a job interview tool.

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What will I study? You will undertake the final six units of a 12 unit qualification which will enable you to build on skills acquired on the AS course. There is a requirement to undertake both a fine art and a design project, before you are given the opportunity to choose an area of art and design to specialise in. This decision coincides with the Synoptic Project, the externally set unit, which is issued in February. There is a compulsory business unit which requires you to investigate and understand how practitioners in art and design work professionally. There will also be a requirement to produce an extended written essay. This course allows your 2D/3D skills and development to take on greater depth, and encourages you to extend your ideas and responses in a more personal way. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment using your portfolio and qualification as evidence of your skills and understanding. You may use the qualification to apply for an Art and Design Diploma in Foundation Studies or a Higher Education Foundation Degree or Degree, such as fine art, graphic design, 3D design, fashion or textiles courses.

What will I study? On this course you will study a series of units covering a range of projects, materials and disciplines, which will enable you to develop your skills, understand good and safe working practices and build up an effective portfolio. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to directly enter the world of work using your portfolio as evidence of your abilities and experience. Or you may choose to go on to Higher Education either through an Art and Design Diploma in Foundation Studies, a Foundation Degree or a Degree.


Fashion Textiles

Graphics

Photography

Photography

AS

AS

GCSE

AS

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4927/010

Course code: 4919/010

Course code: 0426/010

Course code: 0324/090

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. You will need to demonstrate an interest in art and design, with a GCSE in an art or design - type subject.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information.You will be asked to present a portfolio of work at interview.

What will I study?

The course is divided into two units; coursework and the externally set assignment. You will undertake a number of projects in the first unit, which will develop your skills. You will then be able to demonstrate these skills in your response to the set theme in the second unit.

You need qualifications that show you are able to study at GCSE level and can manage your attendance and time effectively. A GCSE in Art and English would be useful. A portfolio of photographic images may be asked for at interview.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information.You will need to bring a small portfolio of your photographs to your interview, demonstrating your interest in this subject. GCSE Photography is useful, but not essential.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This is a practical course divided into 2 units. On this course you will undertake 3 practical projects where you will learn about different aspects of photography using both film based and digital technology. You will learn how to shoot, process and print photographic film as well as develop some picture editing skills in Photoshop. You will explore composition, visual communication and develop your ability to analyse what makes images effective.

This exciting and creative course encourages you to explore the visual language of photography. You will develop your skills with black and white film and processing, and explore digital photography using Photoshop and other programmes. You will investigate the power of light, recording it through the camera and experiment with darkroom processes, as well as gain an understanding of how the camera controls can effect your images. You will explore composition and formal elements, both through practical activities and by exploring the work of other photographers and artists. The Visual Arts department regularly arranges visits to exhibitions, galleries and museums here and abroad with New York, Chicago and Madrid being recent destinations.

The course is divided into two units. The first is coursework, where you will be introduced to a range of techniques and processes. The second is the externally set assignment, where you work to theme and demonstrate your skills, research and understanding of the subject. What can I do after this course? After successful completion of this course you can progress on to the second year, A2 Textile Design, which will then convert into a full A level qualification.

What will I study?

What can I do after this course? If you successfully complete the AS course you can progress to the second year for the A2 course, which will convert the AS and A2 into a full A level.

What can I do after this course? If you have completed the course successfully and have achieved a range of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above you may apply for the AS Level Photography course or other AS Level courses. Alternatively you may wish to use your portfolio as evidence of your skills and experience when applying for jobs.

What can I do after this course? Most of our students progress to the A2 Photography course and on to Art Foundation courses before undertaking specialist degree courses. Some students choose to go straight into the photographic industry or related work, and others use the qualification for progression to academic courses and degrees.

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ART, CRAFTS AND DESIGN

Photography

Photography

A2

A Level (Fast Track)

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0350/020

Course code: 4865/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to have passed AS Level Photography. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information.You will need to be able to demonstrate your success at Level 3 by having completed some AS or A2 courses. You will be asked to present a portfolio of work at interview.

What will I study? This exciting and creative course builds on the principles that have been learnt on the AS course. Like the AS, this course is divided into 2 units: coursework and the externally set assignment. The coursework will introduce you to further ways of creating images including timebased applications and studio lighting. This is a practical course but you will also submit a personal study research essay of approximately 3,000 words in which you investigate aspects of photography relevant to your own work. The set assignment will be based on a choice of themes set by the exam board. What can I do after this course? You can either use the qualification and portfolio to apply for jobs, or you can go on to a diploma, foundation degree or degree in photography at university. All courses would expect to interview you with your portfolio as evidence of your skills and knowledge.

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What will I study? This is an exciting and creative course where you will be studying on the AS and A2 courses simultaneously. This means that you will be following the beginners’ course alongside the more advanced course, so you will experience a wide range of approaches to image making from day one. You will study the fundamentals of photography and of recording images with film and digital cameras, and you will work on a personal investigation which will be a unit of your own choice. You will learn how to process and print black and white images, and how to manipulate your photographs on Photoshop. What can I do after this course? On completion of this course, you can apply for jobs using your portfolio, or you can apply for further courses in photography, such as a Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree - either in photography or related subjects.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

Name: Panida Staplehurst Previous school: Chailey Secondary School “The thing I like most about College is the amount of facilities and the friendly and incredibly helpful teaching staff”


BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

As well as full-time courses, we offer a range of Apprenticeships in Business, Management and Retail. Please refer to the Apprenticeships section of this Full-Time Guide for further information.

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BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Business

Business

Business Studies

Business Studies

BTEC Extended Certificate

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Year 2

AS

A2

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 3932/010

Course code: 3933/030

Course code: 0300/010

Course code: 0912/030

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard College entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further information.

You must have passed the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma - this is the second year of the course.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This course includes a specialist work-related focus and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the business sector. You will study enterprise in business and business finance. The course offers flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units and the course is broadly equivalent to two GCSEs

You will take an in-depth view of business studies that includes the different types of businesses, the way they are organised and affected, an overview of business accounts/human resources and how businesses communicate. This qualification covers six units to provide you with a broad range of knowledge about how to be successful in the business world, including the business environment, business resources, introduction to marketing, business communications and business accounting.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include maths and English GCSEs. A genuine interest in business is also required, as you will be expected to make use of your knowledge of the business world. The ability to write extended essays under exam conditions is also essential.

You will need to have passed AS Level Business Studies. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment or to an advanced (Level 3) programme. A requirement of a Merit (BB) grade is needed for this.

What can I do after this course? This course attracts UCAS points and students could either progress on to university or further study or employment in the business sector.

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For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study? On this course you will gain an overview of the business world. The AS year focusses on starting a small business, entrepreneurs, and the development of a business plan. What can I do after this course? After successfully completing the AS Level, most students go on to study Business Studies A2. This can then provide a pathway to business studies degree courses, which are a popular progression route for students wishing to continue with their education. This course also provides a good introduction for those wishing to pursue a career in business.

What will I study? On this course you will gain an overview of the business world. In the A2 year you will study management of the internal operations of medium-sized businesses. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to business studies degree courses, which continue to be a popular progression route for students wishing to continue with their education. Alternatively, this course provides a good introduction to those wishing to start their own business or for those students wishing to pursue a career in business.


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Economics AS Level 3 One year full time Lewes College Course code: 0312/010 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information.As part of the above this must include Maths and English GCSEs. What will I study?

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On this course you will study key theoretical business concepts such as supply and demand, competition and monopoly, and government policy. You will discover the answer to questions such as: 'why does the price of petrol keep rising?', 'why is education free in the UK?' and 'do all nations benefit from free trade and globalisation?' The main thing is to have some interest in the world around you - in politics, current affairs, the environment, etc. Economics can be applied to most situations in life. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Economics A2. This can then lead to a variety of university courses and careers. It can provide an insight into decision making in a variety of occupations, including law, town planning, business management and marketing, as well as conservation and environmental management.

Name: Emily Mockett Previous school: Longhill High School “My advice would be to choose subjects that will help you go further in your chosen career path and be prepared for work�

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Economics A2

Personal and Business Finance

Enterprise, Employability and Personal Finance

Level 3

BTEC Certificate

Certificate

One year full time

Level 3

Level 3

Lewes College

One year full time

One year full time

Course code: 0923/010

Lewes College

Lewes College

Entry Requirements

Course code: 5196/010

Course code: 5226/010

You will need to have passed AS Level Economics. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements - please refer to website

You will need to have Grade C in both Mathematics and English Language and meet the general requirements for Level 3 courses in the college.

No course information available at time of going to press. Please visit www.sussexdowns,ac,uk for the latest information.

What will I study? On this course you will study key theoretical concepts, such as supply and demand, competition and monopoly, and government policy. You will discover the answer to questions such as: Why does the price of petrol keep rising? Why is education free in the UK? Do all nations benefit from free trade and globalisation? The main thing is to have some interest in the world around you - in politics, current affairs, the environment, etc. Economics can be applied to most situations in life. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a variety of university courses and careers. Most people would think of links with business and accounting for example, but there are also connections with other subject areas such as geography, environmental science, philosophy, politics and history.

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What will I study? This course is aimed at students who are thinking of working in the financial services industry or in business in a financial role. It would also benefit any student who wants to know more about controlling their own finances. You will study the range of financial services available to you, ranging from bank accounts through savings and investment to pensions, mortgages and insurance. You will advise two customers and suggest an integrated financial service package. You will also consider factors that are essential for business survival, this includes cash flow forecasting, reporting financial performance and assessing business performance. Finally you will investigate the financial services available to businesses for example to help with starting up a business. What can I do after this course? You could progress to complete the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Personal and Business Finance.You could go on to work in the financial services sector..

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English Functional Skills

English Functional Skills

English (iGCSE)

English Language

Functional Skills

Functional Skills

iGCSE

AS

Level 1

Level 2

Level 2

Level 3

14 weeks

14 weeks

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4121/290

Course code: 4097/040

Course code: 0419/030

Course code: 0316/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications needed to take this course.

You will need a pass in English Functional Skills at Level 1 or a grade D in GCSE English.

What will I study?

What will I study?

On this course you will develop your ability to read and write clearly and competently in a range of everyday situations, such as writing a formal letter. You will learn to use information from documents to write for a specific audience - either to convey information or to persuade.

On this course you will develop everyday reading and writing skills to a higher level of competence. You will be expected to engage with texts of some sophistication and manipulate information from documents to write for a variety of audiences.

You will need a GCSE in English Language at grade D in a previous examination. This course may be available to non-native speakers of English without a previous grade D, who will be interviewed to assess their suitability.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include a minimum of a grade B in GCSE English Language.

What will I study?

What will I study?

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

The aim of this course is to improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in one year so that you are ready to attempt the GCSE in English Language the following year.

This course can provide a pathway to the GCSE in English Language or you may be accepted on to Level 3 courses (e.g. AS/A Levels).

You will study the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to communicate confidently, effectively, precisely and appropriately. You will develop your understanding of the patterns, structures and conventions of written and spoken English. You will learn how to select and adapt speech and writing to different situations and audiences and to improve your critical reading skills covering multi-modal texts. The exam paper will focus on literary non-fiction and writing for different purposes. The coursework will develop the same reading, study, research and writing skills as for the exam paper, allowing you to pursue individual interests and preparing you for the independent learning needed for higher level study. You will plan and deliver a presentation based on your coursework.

This is a stimulating, challenging and highly rewarding course which will introduce you to a range of technical and theoretical approaches to language study. On this course you will study many different aspects of the English language, from technical issues such as grammar, to how we use language - both spoken and written - in various contexts of everyday life. You will gain skills in reading and close analysis, as well as in writing for a variety of audiences and purposes.

What can I do after this course? As a guarantee of competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening, a good grade in GCSE English is an essential qualification required by universities and most employers.

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For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What can I do after this course? This course can lead to English Language A2, which provides good preparation for Higher Education or full-time employment in a range of professions, including law, media and journalism, public relations and teaching. Universities offering linguistic or professional writing degrees will expect you to have studied a course of this nature.


English Language

English Literature

English Literature

English Language & Literature

A2

AS

A2

AS

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0930/010

Course code: 0315/010

Course code: 0928/040

Course code: 0317/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to have passed AS Level English Language. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include a minimum of a grade B in GCSE English Language. A minimum of a grade B in English Literature is also desirable.

You will need to have passed AS Level English Literature. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include a minimum of a grade C in GCSE English Language but a grade B is strongly recommended.

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

On this course you will study a minimum of six texts including novels, poetry and plays. Some of these will be accepted classics of English literature, while some will be more modern but still important texts. You should be prepared to analyse and discuss a range of challenging works, including Shakespeare, working either with the whole class, in small groups, or independently. All assessment elements require you to write extended analytical essays. A genuine enjoyment of reading is essential.

This course builds on skills developed on the AS Level English Literature programme. On this course you will study a variety of texts, from novels to plays and poetry. These are challenging texts, with at least one dating from before 1800. You will look in more detail at the way texts reproduce cultural meanings and consider the ways in which they can be subjected to different types of critical approach, yielding different and potentially challenging interpretations. There is an emphasis on wider and independent reading, and so a genuine enjoyment of reading is essential.

On this course you will study three different literary texts, including prose and drama. This course will focus on modern writing and therefore will not include any pre-1900 texts. In addition, you will study the language of speech and learn a linguistic framework with which to analyse unseen texts.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This course can provide a pathway to English Literature A2. The A2 course is a good preparation for Higher Education or full-time employment in a range of professions, including law, media and journalism, public relations and teaching.

This course is a good preparation for Higher Education or full-time employment in a range of professions, including law, media and journalism, public relations and teaching. Many universities offering traditional English degrees will expect you to have studied an English literature course of this nature.

What will I study? On this A2 course you will build on your AS Level knowledge and skills, with an additional focus on two new areas of language study: child language acquisition and language change. A personal language investigation and the production of an informative media text provide the coursework element. What can I do after this course? This course is a good preparation for Higher Education or full-time employment in a range of professions, including law, media and journalism, public relations, teaching and speech therapy.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to English Language and Literature A2. This course is a good preparation for Higher Education or full-time employment in a range of professions including law, media and journalism, public relations and teaching.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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ENGLISH AND MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

English Language & Literature French

French

German

A2

AS

A2

AS

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0929/020

Course code: 0319/060

Course code: 0932/020

Course code: 0318/030

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to have passed AS Level English Language and Literature (preferably AQA English Language and Literature Specification A, although other specifications may be acceptable). Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include a minimum of a grade B in GCSE French. Subject to a diagnostic test, there is a fast track option to take the AS and A2 in one year for students who are bilingual. In some circumstances, it might be possible to start from an alternative qualification or experience.

You will need to have passed AS Level French. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include a minimum of a grade B in GCSE German. Subject to a diagnostic test, there is a fast track option to take the As and A2 in one year for students who are bilingual. In some circumstances, it might be possible to start from an alternative qualification or experience.

What will I study? On this course you will build on the skills developed at AS Level, focussing on integrated literary and linguistic study. You will engage with a selection of poetry and complete coursework on two poets of your choice, focusing on literary and linguistic analysis and comparative issues within the texts. What can I do after this course? This course is a good preparation for Higher Education in a wide variety of fields or for full-time employment in a range of professions, including law, media and journalism, public relations and teaching.

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What will I study?

On this course you will study a range of topics including youth culture and concerns, lifestyle, health and fitness, travel and tourism, environmental issues, and education and employment. You will practise to develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, while finding out about French culture and ways of life. You will learn to communicate with confidence and increased accuracy in written and spoken French, expressing your point of view. The study of French grammar is an important, integral part of the course.

On this course you will learn to use the language of debate and argument, clearly expressing and defending your point of view. In the context of a French literary text, you will be developing essay-writing skills and helped to carry out in-depth research in French. You will study advanced French grammar and develop skills of translation into French. Those topics covered at AS Level will be dealt with in more detail, and additional A2 general topics include customs, traditions, beliefs and religion; national and international events: past, present and future; and literature and the arts. A study visit or exchange to France will further enhance your experience and learning.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This course can provide a pathway to French A2. Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having a language at AS or A Level will certainly improve your prospects of employment within the UK or abroad. A language qualification provides an opportunity to progress to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees.

Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having a language at A Level will certainly improve your prospects of employment. This course can provide a pathway to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees. In addition, there are many exciting opportunities to live and work abroad.

What will I study?

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study? On this course you will study a range of topics with reference to the German-speaking world. These topics can be grouped under the broad headings of youth culture and concerns, lifestyle, health and fitness, travel and tourism, environmental issues, education, and employment. You will practise to develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, whilst finding out about German culture and ways of life. You will learn to communicate with confidence and increased accuracy in written and spoken German, and express your own point of view. The study of German grammar is an important and integral part of the course. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to German A2. Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having a language at AS or A Level will certainly improve your prospects of employment within the UK or abroad. A language qualification provides an opportunity to progress to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees.


ENGLISH AND MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

German

Spanish iGCSE

Spanish

Spanish

A2

iGCSE

AS

A2

Level 3

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0931/020

Course code: 5255/010

Course code: 0321/010

Course code: 0934/020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to have passed AS Level German. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You may start as a beginner provided you have successfully studied another foreign language at GCSE or can demonstrate an aptitude for language learning. This course is also available to adults and international students.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include a minimum of a grade B in GCSE Spanish. Subject to a diagnostic test, there is a fast track option to take the AS and A2 in one year for students who are bilingual. In some circumstances, it might be possible to start from an alternative qualification or experience.

You will need to have passed AS Level Spanish. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

On this A2 course you will study a German literary text and German history, and you will develop essay-writing and research skills as part of this. You will also be introduced to advanced German grammar, which you will apply through the translation of English texts into German. A further element will be engagement with the language of argument and debate, and you will be expected to express and explain your own opinions clearly, and defend them when challenged. AS Level topics will be explored in more detail, and additional A2 themes will also be covered, including customs, traditions, beliefs and religion; national and international events: past, present and future; and literature and the arts. A study visit to Berlin will further enhance your experience and learning. What can I do after this course? Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having a language at A Level will certainly improve your prospects of employment. This course can provide a pathway to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees. In addition, there are many exciting opportunities to live and work abroad.

What will I study? This is a practical course, which aims to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a range of contexts including the areas of sport and leisure, travel and tourism, future plans, education and work. You will learn some grammar of the language in order to be able to speak and write more effectively. What can I do after this course? An iGCSE in a foreign language is a good qualification for work or leisure purposes, showing that you can communicate satisfactorily in everyday situations. A good grade at GCSE (A*- B) will enable you to take the language at AS Level in the following year, and often allows you to study the language as a subsidiary subject at university.

What will I study? With reference to the various countries in the Spanishspeaking world, you will study a range of topics under the general headings of youth culture and concerns, lifestyle, health and fitness, travel and tourism, environmental issues, education, and employment. You will develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, while finding out about the cultures and ways of life in Spanish-speaking countries. You will learn to communicate with confidence and increased accuracy in written and spoken Spanish, so the study of Spanish grammar is also an important part of the course. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Spanish A2. Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having a language at AS or A Level will certainly improve your prospects of employment within the UK or abroad. Language qualifications provide an opportunity to progress to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees.

What will I study? On this A2 course, we pay particular attention to developing the language of argument debate, and you are encouraged to express and defend your own point of view. You will devote time to the study of a Spanish literary text, and develop essay-writing and research skills through the medium of the Spanish language. Points of advanced Spanish grammar are also covered, and applied in the translation of English texts. Those topics covered at AS Level are dealt with in more detail, and additional A2 topic areas including customs, traditions, beliefs and religion; national and international events; past, present and future; and literature and the art) are also studied with reference to the Spanish-speaking world. A study visit to Spain will further enhance your experience and learning. What can I do after this course? Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having a language at A Level will certainly improve your prospects of employment. This course can provide a pathway to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees. In addition, there are many exciting opportunities to live and work abroad.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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What will I study?


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As well as full-time courses, we offer a range of Apprenticeships in Hairdressing. Please refer to the Apprenticeships section of this Full-Time Guide for further information.


Beauty Specialist Techniques Beauty Specialist Techniques Beauty Therapy Treatments

Make-up Artistry

Diploma (VTCT)

Diploma (VTCT)

Diploma (VTCT)

Diploma (VTCT)

Level 2

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4580/020

Course code: 4580/010

Course code: 4582/010

Course code: 0614/031

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard College entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further information. You also need to have good communication skills, excellent personal appearance to promote the industry, enthusiasm for the subject and a good attendance record.

You will need to meet our standard College entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further information. You also need to have good communication skills, excellent personal appearance to promote the industry, enthusiasm for the subject and a good attendance record.

You will need to have a full Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy and a good standard of English and maths. You also need to have good communication skills, excellent personal appearance to promote the industry, enthusiasm for the subject and a good attendance record.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further information. Previous work experience within the hairdressing or beauty sector, or completion of a Level 1 hairdressing or beauty qualification or equivalent, would be an advantage.

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

This is part of a two year course taken in either Year 1 or 2 and you will also study hairdressing and make-up artistry. You will cover a variety of topics to enable you to become a professional beauty therapist. This course is widely recognised by industry and includes facial treatments, make-up application, eyelash and eyebrow tinting and eyebrow shaping techniques, depilation and waxing, manicure and pedicure treatments, nail art, health and safety in the workplace, and customer care and reception.

This is part of a two year course leading to Level 3 in year 2. On this course you will study a variety of topics to enable you to become a professional beauty therapist. This course is widely recognised by industry and includes facial treatments, make-up application, eyelash and eyebrow tinting and eyebrow shaping techniques, depilation and waxing, manicure and pedicure treatments, nail art, health and safety in the workplace, and customer care and reception.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This qualification is part of a combined course, which includes the elements of three exciting areas of the hair and beauty sector. You will study either hairdressing or beauty therapy in Year 1, and make-up artistry over two years. You will gain skills and knowledge in instructing clients on make-up application, media make-up including applying small ready-made prosthetic pieces, fashion and photographic make-up, camouflage make-up, and face and body art. You will also have the opportunity to gain skills in airbrush make-up.

This course can provide a pathway to work in a salon, spa, hotel or cruiseship, or in media make-up. Alternatively, you could progress on to courses to specialise in your chosen field, such as Level 3 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

Successful completion of the course followed by the Level 3 in year 2 will open the door to many exciting careers, for instance in beauty salons, skin care clinics, hotels, health spas, cruise liners, and photographic and media work. Progression is available to the Foundation Degree in Complementary Healthcare.

This is the second year of a two year course, studying Level 2 in the first year of the course. Applicants who have previously studied beauty therapy at Level 2 are also welcome to apply. You will study a variety of topics to enable you to become a professional beauty therapist. This course is widely recognised by industry and includes related health and safety. You will develop knowledge and application of communication skills and knowledge of beauty related industries. You will provide treatments in body massage, stone therapy, facial and body electrical treatments and electrolysis. What can I do after this course?

You will learn a range of skills that will enable you to gain employment in many different areas of the hairdressing and beauty sector, including salons, cruise liners, film and television, or as a freelance make-up artist. This course can also provide a pathway to further vocational study to Level 3 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

This course can provide a pathway to work in a salon, spa, hotel or cruiseship. Alternatively, you could progress onto other courses such as the Foundation Degree in Complementary Healthcare.

What can I do after this course?

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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HAIRDRESSING, BEAUTY AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Women's Hairdressing

Women's Hairdressing

Women's Hairdressing

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma (VTCT)

Level 2

Level 2

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4599/020

Course code: 4599/010

Course code: 4594/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need three GCSEs at grade C or above. In addition, previous work experience within the hairdressing sector, or completion of a Level 1 hairdressing qualification or equivalent, would be an advantage.

You will need four GCSEs at grade D or above. In addition, previous work experience within the hairdressing or beauty sector, or completion of a Level 1 hairdressing or beauty qualification or equivalent, would be an advantage. A dedication to working in the Hairdressing industry is also desirable.

You will need an NVQ/VRQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent; a record of good attendance and commitment from your previous course with dedication to working in the hairdressing industry, and you will be expected to have a pleasant personality and good personal presentation as you will be working with clients.

This course is ideal for those who would like to progress to a senior stylist level, or have aspirations to work as a salon manager, or to manage their own business. This is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques. In year 1 you will study Level 2, and on successful completion, you will move on to study Level 3 in year 2. At Level 3 you will study: the creative art of cutting women’s hair, the artistic skill of colouring, imaginative dexterity of styling and dressing hair, and how to provide effective consultation support for colleagues.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This course combines the elements of three exciting areas of the hair and beauty sector. On this course you will study either hairdressing or beauty therapy in year 1, and make-up artistry over 2 years. The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the creative art of cutting or dressing women’s hair, how to provide effective shampooing and conditioning services, the artistic skill of colouring and lightening hair, and how to provide a good consultation service for your clients.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This course can provide a pathway to further vocational courses, or employment in the hairdressing sector.

You will learn a range of skills that will enable you to gain employment in many different areas of the hairdressing and beauty sector, including salons, cruise liners, film and television, or as a freelance make-up artist. This course can provide a pathway to further vocational study in Level 3 hairdressing or beauty therapy.

On this course you will study subjects including supporting consultation, promoting products and services, monitoring the health and safety, creative cutting, creative styling, creative colouring, creative design, and colour correction. The course will give you an introduction to supporting junior members of staff and the confidence to be creative in the hairdressing industry. In addition to in-house activities you will have numerous external enrichment activities designed to inspire and motivate you. As well as hands-on creative lessons, you will have the opportunity to carry out services on paying clients, developing excellent customer service. This experience will develop both confidence and competence in preparation for the workplace.

What will I study?

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For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to opportunities for more responsible positions in the industry, from stylist to salon manager, as well as exciting careers in health spas and cruiseliners in the UK and overseas

Name: Emma Shadbolt Previous School: Lewes Priory “The College is a great environment to be in and keeps us to a high professional standard”


HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

As well as full-time courses, we offer a range of Apprenticeships in Childcare, Health and Social Care. Please refer to the Apprenticeships section of this Full-Time Guide for further information.

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CHILDCARE, HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

AS

A2

AS (Double Award)

A2 (Double Award)

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 2516/010

Course code: 4433/010

Course code: 2517/010

Course code: 2189/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information.As part of the above this must include maths and English GCSEs.You will also need an interest in the issues surrounding vulnerable people. Some experience working with children or older people would be beneficial.

You will need to have passed the Edexcel Applied AS Level Health and Social Care at grade E or above. If you have an AS Level in Health and Social Care with a different exam board, we will consider this on an individual basis. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information.As part of the above this must include maths and English GCSEs. You will also need an interest in the issues surrounding vulnerable people. Some experience working with children or older people would be beneficial.

What will I study?

If you are interested in working with people and meeting their needs then health and social care may be the subject for you. You will need to be motivated, enthusiastic, self-disciplined and reliable. This course has been designed to allow learners to develop an understanding of the diverse and complex nature of the health and social care sector. As part of this course you will carry out independent research and investigate many of the issues affecting older people, children, health, and individuals with specific needs. You will be expected to undertake two separate periods of volunteering to enhance your understanding and give you opportunities to achieve higher grades.

You will need to have passed the Edexcel Applied AS Level Health and Social Care (Double Award) at grade E or above. If you have an AS Level in Health and Social Care (Double Award) with a different examination board, then we will consider this on an individual basis. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression onto the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study? If you are interested in working with people and meeting their needs then health and social care may be the subject for you. You will need to be motivated, enthusiastic, self-disciplined and reliable. This course has been designed to allow learners to develop an understanding of the diverse and complex nature of the health and social care sector. As part of this course you will carry out independent research and investigate many of the issues affecting older people, children, health, and individuals with specific needs. You will be expected to undertake two separate periods of volunteering to enhance your understanding and give you opportunities to achieve higher grades. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Health and Social Care A2 and then on to a wide range of Higher Education courses. This course also offers a route into many professions such as occupational therapy; nursing; teaching; working with vulnerable adults; working with children with additional needs; and working with older people in residential care.

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On this course you will study three units that build on the work covered in the AS Level. These include meeting individual needs, promoting health and wellbeing and investigating disease. You will be required to carry out independent research and apply all your knowledge learnt from the AS year. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a wide range of Higher Education courses. This course also offers a route into many professions such as occupational therapy; nursing; teaching; working with vulnerable adults; working with children with additional needs; and working with older people in residential care.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study?

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Health and Social Care A2 and then on to a wide range of Higher Education courses. This course also offers a route into many professions such as occupational therapy; nursing; teaching; working with vulnerable adults; working with children with additional needs; and working with older people in residential care.

What will I study? On this course you will study six units that build on the work covered in the AS Level. These include meeting individual needs, promoting health and wellbeing, investigating disease, understanding research, social issues and welfare needs, and understanding human behaviour. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a wide range of Higher Education courses. This course also offers a route into many professions such as occupational therapy; nursing; teaching; working with vulnerable adults; working with children with additional needs; and working with older people in residential care.


HUMANITIES

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HUMANITIES

Classical Civilisation

Classical Civilisation

Early Modern History

Early Modern History

AS

A2

AS

A2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0307/010

Course code: 0919/020

Course code: 0304/020

Course code: 0918/030

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE English Language. GCSE History is not essential, but if you have studied History at GCSE, you must have achieved grade C or above.

You will need to have passed AS Level Classical Civilisation. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE English. GCSE History is not essential, but if you have studied History at GCSE, you must have achieved grade C or above.

You will need to have passed AS Level History. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study?

On this A2 course, you will study two units. These include Roman Britain, covering the literary and archaeological evidence for the conquest and Romanisation of Britain; and comic drama in the ancient world, which involves the study of a selection of plays by Aristophanes and Plautus.

What will I study?

The A2 Early Modern History programme consists of two 16th and 17th century options from the AQA History syllabus. On this A2 course, you will study the triumph of Elizabeth I 1547-1603 and continue studying the impact of the Tudors on English history with a focus on the culture, politics, religion and foreign policy of the Elizabethan period. You will also study aspects of Stuart Britain 1603-1714. The turbulent religious and political history of Stuart Britain is the backdrop for your coursework, which focusses on the changing nature of monarchy from divine right, to regicide, to constitutional monarchy.

On this AS Level course, you will study units covering aspects of Greek and Roman civilisation which have been significant in the development of the modern world. These are: women in Athens and Rome, and Athenian imperialism. What can I do after this course? Most students progress to Classical Civilisation A2 to complete the full A Level. This can then provide a pathway to Higher Education to study history, classics, classical civilisation, archaeology, and a range of other related subjects.

What will I study?

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Higher Education to study history, classics, classical civilisation, archaeology, and a range of other subjects related to these disciplines.

On this AS Level programme you will follow the Early Modern History options on the AQA syllabus, which consist of two units. The first is the reformation in Europe 1500-1564, which provides an overview of religious change and development in sixteenth century Europe. The second is the Church in England: struggle for supremacy 1529-1547. You will have the chance to study in-depth one of the most exciting periods in English history - the eventful reign of Henry VIII, following the fates of major figures and exploring the social, religious and political effects of the break with Rome. What can I do after this course? After completing History at AS Level, most students choose to continue their studies in Early Modern History at A2.

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For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study?

What can I do after this course? An A Level in History is very highly regarded by universities and is extremely valuable in the university admissions process. It shows that you have a wide range of knowledge and can apply that knowledge in an academically rigorous way to answer demanding questions. A Level History courses are also looked upon favourably by employers.


HUMANITIES

Geography

Geography

Modern History

Modern History

AS

A2

AS

A2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0344/010

Course code: 0953/020

Course code: 0306/010

Course code: 0917/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSEs in Maths and English. Geography GCSE is not essential, but if you have studied Geography at GCSE, you must have achieved grade C or above.

You will need to have passed AS Level Geography. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE English. GCSE History is not essential, but if you have studied History at GCSE, you must have achieved grade C or above.

You will need to have passed AS Level Modern History Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study?

On this course you will study aspects of both physical and human geography. You will cover a minimum of three topics from the following list: plate tectonics and associated hazards; weather, climate and associated hazards; challenges facing ecosystems; world cities evolution or revolution; development and globalisation; and contemporary conflicts and challenges. In addition, you will develop skills in data analysis, research and interpretation.

What will I study?

On this A2 course there is one examined unit and one coursework unit. The examined unit is 'From Kaiser to Fuhrer: Germany 1900-45', which covers the nature of, and policies associated with, imperial, democratic and authoritarian regimes in Germany in the first half of the last century. The coursework unit 'The making of modern Russia 1856-1964' covers key aspects of Russian society underpinning the lengthy process of change.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Geography A2, a high-profile humanities subject, which demonstrates that you have an awareness of global issues and processes. It shows a breadth of knowledge and can lead to a range of degree courses. Our students have gone on to study subjects including town planning, international development and medicine.

What can I do after this course? Geography is a high-profile humanities subject, which demonstrates that you have an awareness of global issues and processes. It shows a breadth of knowledge and can provide a pathway to a range of degree courses.

On this AS Level Modern History course you will explore contrasting themes of freedom and oppression. Topics include the civil rights struggle in the USA, Mao's China (1949-76) and the changing position of women in Britain (1860-1930). What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Modern History A2. History combines well with other A Levels including Philosophy, Classical Civilisation, English Literature and Sociology, as well as modern languages. It is a gateway to most university courses and it reveals a wide range of skills valuable for any career.

What will I study?

What can I do after this course? History combines well with other A Levels including Philosophy, Classical Civilisation, English Literature and Sociology, as well as modern languages. It can provide a pathway to most university courses and it reveals a wide range of skills valuable for any career.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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On this course you will study aspects of both physical and human geography. You will cover the core topics of rivers and flood management alongside global population change. Optional topics include cold environments; coasts; hot deserts; food supply issues; energy issues; and health issues. In addition, you will develop skills in data collection, along with those required to analyse and display data to allow for effective interpretation of your findings.

What will I study?


HUMANITIES

Philosophy

Philosophy

Philosophy

Sociology

AS

A2

A Level (Fast Track)

AS

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0309/010

Course code: 0921/020

Course code: 4889/010

Course code: 0314/020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You must have grade B in GCSE English and meet the requirements for entry on to our Gifted & Talented programme (see page 5) to take this subject.

You will need to have passed AS Level Philosophy. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

Competence in English at a standard equating to a pass at grade C GCSE is an important foundation for this course, with its emphasis on accuracy in spoken and written communication. Successful prior experience on school or college courses involving extensive essay-writing practice is also desirable.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE English at Grade C or above. An interest in current affairs is essential.

What will I study? Philosophy is concerned with the big questions such as: 'what is knowledge and what can I know?', 'what is the good morally?' and 'what is truth and what is beauty?' Philosophy is a rigorous intellectual discipline focused on reasons, arguments and justification. At AS Level you can choose between two different streams. Our standard philosophy offer introduces three of the core areas of the subject: epistemology (the theory of knowledge), moral philosophy, and aesthetics (the philosophy of art). Alternatively, we offer a separate pathway for those who wish to develop their interests in the philosophy of religion and ethics. Both courses are designed to develop critical and intellectual skills, to challenge preconceptions, and to develop knowledge and understanding of major philosophical issues.

What will I study?

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This course can provide a pathway to Philosophy A2. Philosophy A Level is extremely popular with universities as it demonstrates the capacity for original and rigorous thought and the critical analysis of difficult texts. These skills form an important basis for intellectual development, and are useful for any Higher Education course.

Philosophy A Level is extremely popular with universities, both for those who wish to pursue philosophy as either a major or joint-major subject, and as background for many other courses, as it demonstrates the capacity for original and rigorous thought and the critical analysis of difficult texts.

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Philosophy is concerned with the big questions such as: 'what is knowledge and what can I know?', 'what is the good morally?' and 'what is truth and what is beauty?' Philosophy is a rigorous intellectual discipline focused on reasons, arguments and justification, and on this A2 course you will take on in-depth studies in moral philosophy, including normative ethics, metaethics and applied ethics, as well as studies in the ontological, epistemological and semantic difficulties in the philosophy of religion. You will also study Descartes' Meditations as a set text, critically evaluating the method and implications of his quest for certainty, the role that God plays in this, and his claim that mind and body are ontologically distinct substances.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study? On this A Level Philosophy fast-track course you will be studying the AS and A2 courses simultaneously in one year. For detailed information about the modules available, please refer to the separate entries for these courses within this Guide. What can I do after this course? Philosophy A Level is extremely popular with universities, both for those who wish to pursue philosophy as either a major or joint-major subject, and as background for many other courses, as it demonstrates the capacity for original and rigorous thought and the critical analysis of difficult texts.

What will I study? Sociology involves the analysis of a wide range of social issues. On this course you will be required and encouraged to develop a critical view of the world we live in and question some of the racist, sexist or stereotyped opinions that still exist in society. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Sociology A2. Many students continue Sociology or related subjects at university. In terms of employment, many have ventured into the media, IT, teaching, social work, care professions, the police and even the armed forces.


HUMANITIES

Sociology

Sociology

A2

A Level (Fast Track)

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0926/040

Course code: 4848/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to have passed AS Level Sociology. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include at least a grade C in English language.

What will I study?

Sociology involves the analysis of a wide range of social issues. The course requires and encourages you to develop a critical view of the world we live in and question some of the racist, sexist or stereotyped opinions that still exist in society.

What can I do after this course? Many students continue sociology or related subjects at university. In terms of employment many have ventured into the media, IT, teaching, social work professions, the police and the armed forces.

LEWES

Sociology involves the analysis of a wide range of social issues. On this course you will be required and encouraged to develop a critical view of the world we live in and question some of the racist, sexist or stereotyped opinions that still exist in society today.

What will I study?

What can I do after this course? Many students continue Sociology or related subjects at university. In terms of employment many have ventured into the media, IT, teaching, social work, care professions, the police and even the armed forces.

Name: Niklas Sloan Previous school: Ratton “The teaching standards at the College are really good�

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Computing

Computing

ICT and Informatics

ICT and Informatics

AS

A2

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0303/010

Course code: 0914/020

Course code: 4437/010

Course code: 4811/020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE English at Grade C or above and GCSE Maths at grade B or above. International students should have a minimum IELTS score of 6 (or equivalent).

You will need to have passed AS Level Computing. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed. International students should have a minimum IELTS score of 6 (or equivalent).

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further details. This must include a C grade or above in maths and English GCSE as well as an interview with the teaching team to establish your suitability and aptitude for the course.

You must have completed the Certifcate in ICT and Informatics. .

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

If you’re looking for a course to deliver the skills to work in one of the fastest growing, and financially rewarding sectors, this is the ideal course to launch your future career in computing. Computers are changing the way we live our lives, and the rate of this change is accelerating. The Computing A Level course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamentals of computing science. By the end of the course you will be able to design and code efficient solutions to a wide number of problems. You will learn how processors process billions of instructions per second and how the internet works. Skills gained on the Computing A Level have enabled our previous students to progress into cutting edge fields such as artificial intelligence and robotics.

Computing A2 will take your knowledge and skills to the next level. The course is delivered over two units. The first focusses on understanding more abstract concepts in computing. These include exploring the ideas of computability and algorithm complexity, the Universal Turing Machine and Big O notation. Abstract data structures such as linked lists, stacks and queues are examined and there is an increased focus towards developing your practical programming skills. If you’re interested in studying a computer-related subject at university and/or are interested in pursuing a career as a programmer, solutions architect, IT consultant or computer games programmer, then this course is for you.

The ICT and Informatics Certificate is equivalent to an AS level and can be taken as the first of a two year course that combines to be the equivalent of a full A level. As a BTEC there is no exam to revise for. Informatics means problem solving with data and information. The course is concerned with using software to solve issues in practical, real world projects. Students learn how to process data and work with it to reveal information that is useful for decision taking. Informatics is useful for all students since it encourages them to manage their study load through the acquisition of organisational skills and by using IT to create meaningful solutions to the problem of how to deal with too much information.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This course is designed to provide a pathway to university and many students progress to take degree courses in computer science or software engineering in the top universities in the UK and abroad.

This course provides you with the UCAS points that you need to get into university as well as practical skills highly valued by employers.This course will also be applicable to many other courses at the College, since you will learn how to effectively manage and process lots of information.

On completion, students typically go on to Degree courses in computer science, software engineering, robotics, AI or games development.

This course is equivalent to a full A Level and is taken as the second of a two year course. Informatics really means problem solving with data and information. The course is concerned with using software to solve issues in practical, real world projects. You will learn how to process data and work with it to reveal information that is useful for decision taking. The Subsidiary Diploma is concerned with practical work involving publishing information online, via databases and to new platforms such as smart phones and tablets. Informatics will inspire you to manage your study load through the acquisition of organisational skills and the power to manage information effectively. What can I do after this course? This course provides you with the UCAS points that you need to get into university as well as practical skills highly valued by employers. This course will also be applicable to many other courses at the College, since you will learn how to effectively manage and process lots of information.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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What will I study?


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

IT

Software Development

Software Development

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4215/010

Course code: 4437/020

Course code: 4811/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further details. You will be interviewed by a member of the teaching team to assess your suitability and aptitude for this course.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further details. This must include maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above, as well as an interview with the teaching team to establish your suitability and aptitude for the course. You should have a strong interest in solving problems, new technology, ideas and programming.

You must achieve at least a Merit in the Software Development Certificate as well as an interview with the teaching team to establish your suitability and aptitude for the course. You should have a strong interest in solving problems, new technology, ideas and programming.

What will I study?

The Software Development Subsidiary Diploma is the second year following on from the Certificate and is the equivalent to a full A level.

What will I study? On this course you will learn how to make a website that you build from the ground up. You will make web pages using a text editor and HTML and CSS. You will make your own website and launch it online. In addition to this you will explore online technologies and forms of communication like RSS, wikis and blogging. You will also focus on working with digital images and their formats so that you will become familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator techniques as well as understanding when each is the right tool to use for a particular purpose. You will explore image file formats and learn the real differences between them as choices for online and print publishing work. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Further Education in Level 3 subjects such as Photography AS Level, Informatics or iMedia.

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The Software Development course was conceived around the industry-based need for a new generation of creative problem solvers equipped with skills to enable them to work effectively in teams, exchange ideas efficiently, collaborate on complex problems, build prototypes and test solutions. Whilst we teach software design and programming, the focus is on problem solving, critical thinking and exposure to the end-to-end project lifecycle. The Software Development BTEC Certificate is equivalent to an AS Level and can be taken as the first of a two year course that then becomes the equivalent of a full A Level. You will learn how to programme in Java, and design and develop mobile applications and games. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to university. Students often go on to take courses in games development, software engineering and computer science. The Subsidiary Diploma will equip you with the skills and knowledge to launch your own software start-up.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study?

What can I do after this course? You can use these UCAS points to get into university to study courses like games development, software engineering and computer science. You will have the skills to begin work as a junior programmer or train to become a professional games developer. You will also be equipped with the skills and knowledge to launch your own software start-up.

“THE COLLEGE HAS A MODERN CAMPUS, WELL STRUCTURED COURSES AND TEACHERS ARE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL� Name: Tyler Hounsome Previous School: Blatchington Mill


MATHEMATICS

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MATHEMATICS

Free Standing Mathematics Qualification

Free Standing Mathematics Qualification

Free Standing Mathematics Qualification

Mathematics Functional Skills

(FSMQ) Certificate (Core Unit)

(FSMQ ) (Making Sense of Data )

(FSMQ) (Money Management)

Functional Skills

Level 1

Level 1

Level 1

Level 1

30 weeks

30 weeks

30 weeks

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4674/010

Course code: 3232/010

Course code: 3225/010

Course code: 4122/260

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will generally need GCSE Maths at grade E to G.

You will generally need GCSE Maths at grade E to G, although students without formal qualifications will be considered.

You will generally need GCSE Maths at grade E to G, although students without formal qualifications will be considered.

You will need basic mathematical skills, but no formal qualifications.

What will I study?

What will I study?

On this course you will study for a Free Standing Mathematics qualification (FSMQ). This is one qualification from a suite of two FSMQ qualifications studied during the same year. There are six tasks for this one qualification, which demonstrate how mathematics is used in the wider world.

On this course you will study for a Free Standing Mathematics qualification (FSMQ). This course will enable you to develop and apply numeracy and data handling skills to practical situations.

On this course you will study Functional Skills in Mathematics at Level 1. This is based on applying skills to solving mathematical problems in real life situations.

What will I study? On this course you will be able to study for two separate FSMQ qualifications. Each one has been selected to enable you to develop and apply numeracy and data handling skills to practical situations. What can I do after this course? Students who attain grade C or above in each qualification at FSMQ Level 1 can progress to GCSE Mathematics at Foundation Tier.

What can I do after this course? Students who attain grade C or above in each FSMQ qualification can progress to GCSE Mathematics at Foundation Tier.

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For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What can I do after this course? Students who attain grade B or above in each level 1 FSMQ qualification can progress to GCSE Mathematics.

What will I study?

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 2 Functional Skills.


MATHEMATICS

Mathematics Functional Skills

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

AS (Double) Year 1

GCSE A linear

A Level (Double) Year 1

Functional Skills

Level 3

Level 2

Level 3

Level 2

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 2001/080

Course code: 3451/010

Course code: 2002/030

Course code: 4093/030

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information.

Typically the entry requirement is Grade D from a previous Maths GCSE for the Foundation Course. Students who are progressing from FSMQ to GCSE will need grades of BB. Students wishing to study the Higher Tier course should have already attained a grade C at GCSE.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE Maths at grade A* or A.

What will I study? On this course you will study Functional Skills in Mathematics at Level 2. This will involve using mathematics in a problem solving way in real life situations. What can I do after this course? Functional Skills are intended for people of all abilities and can provide a pathway to Higher Education or skilled employment.

What will I study? On this course you will study Double Mathematics A Level, which is a course delivering AS Level Maths in the first half of the year and A2 Maths in the second half of the year , to complete the full A Level in one year. What can I do after this course? Maths is widely used by people in a variety of professions. Most careers welcome people with advanced maths qualifications. Many of our students go on to study maths at university.

What will I study? On this course you will be studying topics on algebra and number, geometry, data handling and shape and space. These are assessed by two examinations in June. What can I do after this course? Most employers and many universities require a pass at GCSE mathematics.

What will I study? In this first year you will study four core maths units (pure maths) and three applied maths units. What can I do after this course? Mathematics is a very prestigious qualification and mathematicians are in great demand. Mathematics is internationally recognised as an excellent qualification that demonstrates an ability to solve complex and abstract problems. This qualification will be an advantage in almost any career and is essential in many.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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You will have usually have studied Functional Skills at Level 1. You will need basic mathematics skills at National Curriculum Level 6.


MATHEMATICS

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

AS Double Maths Further (Year 2)

A Level Double Maths Further (Year 2)

AS (Further)

Mathematics (Decision Maths)

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

AS

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Level 3

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

One year full time

Course code: 3265/010

Course code: 3261/010

Course code: 3265/030

Lewes College

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Course code: 2001/070

You will need to have passed A Level Maths at grade B or above in your first year of Double Maths.

You will need to have passed the A Level in Maths at grade B or above in your first year of Double Maths.

Entry Requirements

What will I study?

What will I study?

Most students study this course following Double Maths in the first year and achieving A Level Maths at grade B or above.

On this course you will study Further Maths (pure 1) and two other units not studied in your previous Double Maths year.

Double Maths Further A2 is the second year of a two year programme, which delivers Maths A Level in the first year and Further Maths A Level in the second year.

What will I study?

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

Maths is widely used by people in a variety of professions. Most careers welcome people with advanced maths qualifications. Many of our students go on to study maths at university.

Maths is widely used by people in a variety of professions. Most careers welcome people with advanced maths qualifications. Many students go on to study mathematics at university.

This course can provide a pathway to a variety of professions. Most careers welcome people with advanced maths qualifications. Many of our students go on to study maths at university.

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For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

On this course you will study three units, one of Further Pure Maths and two applied maths units.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE Maths at grade B or above or equivalent. What will I study? On this course you will study two core units (pure maths) and one unit of your chosen applied option (Decision Maths). What can I do after this course? This course provides a pathway to Maths A2. Mathematics is a very prestigious qualification and mathematicians are in great demand. Mathematics is internationally recognised as an excellent qualification that demonstrates an ability to solve complex and abstract problems. This qualification will be an advantage in any career and is essential many.


Mathematics (Decision Maths)

Mathematics (Mechanics)

Mathematics (Mechanics)

AS

A2

A2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 2001/060

Course code: 2002/050

Course code: 2002/040

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE Maths at grade B or above or equivalent.

You will need to have passed AS Level Maths.Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study?

What will I study?

On this course you will study two units of core mathematics and one applied unit of mechanics.

On this course you will study two units of core mathematics and one applied option of mechanics. The three units include algebra, trigonometry, calculus, logarithms, graphs, functions, series, forces, vectors, moments, momentum and Newton's laws of motion.

You will need to have passed AS Level Maths. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed. What will I study? You will study two core maths units and one unit of your chosen applied maths option (Decision Maths). What can I do after this course? This qualification will be an advantage in almost any career and is essential in many including, aeronautical engineering, astrophysics, risk analysis, investment banking, medicine, veterinary surgery, dentistry, computing, computer games development, actuarial studies, architecture, physiotherapy, chemistry and chemical engineering.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Maths A2. Maths is widely used by people in a variety of professions. Most careers welcome people with advanced maths qualifications. Many of our students go on to study maths at university.

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MATHEMATICS

What can I do after this course? Mathematics is a highly regarded qualification that leads to a great range of careers including engineering, computing, teaching, operations research, statistics, accountancy, architecture, risk assessment, finance or business. It will be useful in almost any career and valued by all universities.

Name: Frances Timberlake Previous School: Cavendish “At College independence is encouraged and it’s nice to be treated as an adult”

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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MATHEMATICS

Mathematics (Statistics)

Mathematics (Statistics)

AS

A2

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 2001/010

Course code: 2002/060

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE Maths at grade B or above or equivalent.

You will need to have passed AS Level Maths. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study?

What will I study?

On this course you will study two core maths units and one unit of your chosen applied maths option (statistics).

You will study two core maths units and one of your applied maths options (statistics). The three units include algebra, trigonometry, calculus, logarithms, graphs, functions, series, modelling, probability, and binomial and normal distributions.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Maths A2. Maths is widely used by people in a variety of professions. Most careers welcome people with advanced maths qualifications. Many of our students go on to study maths at university.

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What can I do after this course? Mathematics is a highly regarded qualification that leads to a great range of careers including engineering, computing, teaching, operations research, statistics, accountancy, architecture, risk assessment, finance or business.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

“THE COLLEGE HAS AN OPEN ENVIRONMENT AND THE TUTORS ARE EASY TO GET ALONG WITH. I HOPE TO USE MY MATHS QUALIFICATION TO BECOME A TEACHER� Name: Bethany Reeves Previous School: Seaford Head Community College


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MEDIA AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Communication and Culture

Communication and Culture

Creative Media (Film and TV Production)

Creative Media Production (Film and TV Production)

AS

A2

Level 3

Level 3

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

One year full time

One year full time

Level 3

Level 3

Lewes College

Lewes College

One year full time

One year full time

Course code: 0238/010

Course code: 4428/010

Lewes College

Lewes College

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Course code: 3950/020

Course code: 3951/010

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE English at grade C or above.

You will need to have passed AS Level Communication and Culture. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements, you will need GCSE English Language at grade C or above and GCSE Maths at grade D or above. You should have an enthusiasm for film, and a willingness to work independently as well as with others.

In addition to the standard College entry requirements, you will need GCSE English Language at grade C or above and GCSE Maths at grade D or above. You should have an enthusiasm for film, and a willingness to work independently as well as with others.

What will I study?

What will I study?

On this course you will be starting your journey towards becoming a professional film-maker. You will be introduced to the practical side of film-making by creating animations, using film and digital cameras, working with actors and editing your own film footage. Alongside learning to make films you will also receive an insight into where film has come from and where you might take it next.

On this course you will be starting your journey towards becoming a professional film-maker. You will be introduced to the practical side of film-making by creating animations, using film and digital cameras, working with actors and editing your own film footage. Alongside learning to make films you will also get an insight into where film has come from and where you might take it next.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

Students who have followed this course have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious film-making colleges and universities in the UK. Many graduating students are securing internships and work placements in the creative industries.

Students who have followed this course have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious film-making colleges and universities in the UK. Many graduating students are securing internships and work placements in the creative industries.

What will I study? Have you ever wondered how to tell if someone is lying, or if people judge others on their accent? These are some of the issues looed at in Unit 1 of this course, where we explore the whole range of human communication (from the way we think to Facebook) and develop the skills to understand it. The course combines theoretical and practical activities, which will enable you to be a more confident and knowledgeable communicator. In unit 2 you will carry out an independent study, exploring what they mean at a personal and cultural level. You will learn important academic research skills and develop aptitude in podcasting and editing in the production of a multimedia presentation. Projects have ranged from how identity is constructed online, to what festival-going communicates about culture.

What will I study?

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This course can provide a pathway to Communication and Culture A2, which will give you a full A Level qualification. However, Communication and Culture also makes a good AS subject. A number of students each year take the subject as a fourth AS Level to show a breadth to their education and the development of practical communication skills.

This course is a good preparation for higher education. There are many university courses with a focus on culture and communication. It is accepted as an entry qualification for other degree courses. The emphasis on personal communication makes Communication and Culture A2 relevant to any career involving communicating.

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In the first unit you will take the ideas from AS Level further, through studying theory in more depth and applying them to issues in communication. You will also explore cultural practices such as 'fictions' that are transmitted through, for example, fairy tales or the news. We also consider cultural products, for example how Apple creates technological objects of desire. In the second unit you will explore these ideas further in an independent written study and a creative media piece on a subject of your choice. Previous examples have included the cultural meanings of celebrities wearing fur (leading to a documentary) and the exploration of how McDonald‘s targets children (developed into a short horror film).

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk


Creative Media (Film and TV Production)

Media (TV and Film Production)

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Certificate

Level 3

Level 2

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4388/010

Course code: 3949/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to have passed the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media and have GCSE English Language and Maths at grade D or above.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements for this level course. Please see page 20 for further information.

What will I study?

What will I study?

On this course you will be continuing your journey towards becoming a professional film-maker. You will be supported in your growing creative independence by exploring documentary and narrative, expanding your own film vision and working as a full team on an in-house production. Alongside learning how to make films, you will also receive an insight into where film has come from and where you might take it next.

The course includes two pathways. The first is in video games. You will study the history and development of video games and will study actual games through experience and analysis. The course will also include the creation of simple games. Research skills are also taught. The second pathway is in film and TV. You will develop video production skills covering pre-production, shooting and editing, including the possibility of working in areas like drama, animation and documentary. You will also produce a self-directed personal project.

What can I do after this course? Students who have followed this course have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious film-making colleges and universities in the UK. Many graduating students are also securing internships and work placements in the creative industries.

‘COMBINE THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES TO BECOME A MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR’

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a Level 3 course such as our BTEC courses in Film and TV production.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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MEDIA AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Media (TV and Film Production)

Film Studies

Film Studies

Interactive Media (iMedia)

AS

A2

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Certificate

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0330/010

Course code: 0940/030

Course code: 3950/010

Course code: 4175/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE English at grade C or above.

You will need to have passed AS Level Film Studies. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression onto the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further information. At interview you will be expected to show evidence of creative work, which can be coursework from subjects such as art, design, photography, media or IT, or work you have made in your own time.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements for this level course. Please see page 20 for further information. You will also need GCSE English Language at grade C or above and GCSE Maths at grade D or above. You should have an enthusiasm for film, and a willingness to work independently as well as with others. What will I study? On this stand-alone course you will be starting your journey towards becoming a professional film-maker. You will develop film-making skills that will help you plan, shoot and edit your own short films. Alongside learning to make films you will also get an insight into where film has come from and where you might take it next. What can I do after this course? Students who have followed this course have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious film-making colleges and universities in the UK. Many graduating students are securing internships and work placements in the creative industries.

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What will I study? On this course you will study how popular British and American films are put together and understood by their audiences. You will look at camera and editing techniques, design, acting, and other aspects of the ways meanings are produced in films. We also consider narrative, genre and the workings of the film industry. A special study is made of how films communicate social messages and values, possibly looking at how crime or the immigrant experience is reflected in British films. There is also a comparative study of two American films from the same genre but produced in different time periods. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Film Studies A2. Many students use this as one of a series of A Levels for university or employment entry. Some use it to go on to more specialised study of film or media at university.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study? On this A2 course you will build on the skills in film analysis that you will have acquired from the AS Level. You will explore new approaches to analysing film and consider a range of themes such as the depiction of city life in films from France and Brazil, and the relation between films and emotional response. What can I do after this course? Many students go onto specialised university courses in film or media production. Others use the course as part of a portfolio of points for entry to university or employment.

What will I study? This course will enable you to develop creative, design and technical software skills to produce a range of digital media content such as advertising designs, interactive websites and animations. You will cover digital media image manipulation with Photoshop, web design with Dreamweaver, digital video with Final Cut Pro, video effects with Motion and build an interactive portfolio of your work. You will follow media industry professional practices, such as research, production management and pitching your design ideas. You will look into the digital media industry and explore how to work creatively to fulfill client briefs. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a variety of courses at university. Related subjects include web design and digital media design. Sussex Downs College offers a Foundation Degree (FdA) and a BA (Hons) Degree in Digital Media Design in partnership with the University of Brighton, so you can aim to progress to Higher Education in this subject within the College.


MEDIA AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Interactive Media (iMedia)

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Year 2)

Interactive Media (iMedia Web Design)

Level 3

BTEC Certificate

Level 3

One year full time

Level 3

One year full time

Lewes College

One year full time

Lewes College

Course code: 3950/030

Lewes College

Course code: 4388/020

Entry Requirements

Course code: 3952/010

Entry Requirements

You must have passed the first year Interactive Media Certificate and be able to demonstrate commitment and understanding in this subject.

Entry Requirements

You will need five GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English. At interview you will be expected to show evidence of creative work, which can be coursework from subjects such as art, design, photography, media or IT, or work you have made in your own time.

What will I study? This is a web design focussed course which enables you to develop the creative design and technical software skills needed to produce usable and effective web content. You will cover digital graphics for electronic media, design for interactivity and web authoring techniques. You will follow media industry professional practices such as production management, research for media production, pitching, and evaluating your work. What can I do after this course? You can apply for a range of courses at university with this qualification. Related subjects include web design and digital media design. Sussex Downs College offers a Foundation Degree (FdA) and a BA (Hons) in Digital Media Design in partnership with the University of Brighton, so you can aim to progress to Higher Education within the College.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements for this level course. Please see page 20 for further information. You will also need Maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above, as well as an interview with the teaching team to establish your suitability and aptitude for the course. What will I study? This can be taken as the first of a two year course that then becomes the equivalent of a full A Level. As a BTEC there is no exam and all work is assessed at this centre. On this course you will develop skills in pre-production planning together with an understanding of resourcing requirements for the production of an asset rich website. You will develop skills in using digital imaging software by producing digitally manipulated visual material for use in fully interactive image galleries and website navigation systems. You will learn how to apply design principles to create a fully interactive website. What can I do after this course? This course provides you with the UCAS points that you need to get into university as well as the real, practical and up to date skills highly valued by employers. A place on this course will give you real strengths that can be used directly in other courses at the College since you will learn how to manage and process information.

BTEC Diploma (Year 2)

What will I study? This course will enable you to develop the creative design and technical software skills needed to produce a range of digital media content such as advertising designs, interactive websites and animations. You will cover digital media production processes including image manipulation with Photoshop, web design with Dreamweaver, digital video with Final Cut Pro, and video effects with Motion. You will also create an interactive portfolio of your work. This practical work will be devised and created following media industry professional practices, such as production management, research for media production, pitching, and critiquing finished pieces to evaluate their successes. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a broad range of courses at university. Related subjects include digital media design, advertising design, digital graphics, animation and computer games design. Sussex Downs College offers a foundation degree and a degree in Digital Media Design in partnership with the University of Brighton.

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Interactive Media (iMedia)

Name: Louise Ford Previous School: Longhill High School “My older siblings recommended Sussex Downs College as the place to study, and I am really enjoying it�

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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MEDIA AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Media

Media

AS

A2

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0329/010

Course code: 0939/020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE English Language at grade C or above. It is not necessary to have studied GCSE Media Studies, but if you have, you will need to have achieved grade C or above.

You will need to have passed AS Level Media Studies with a compatible awarding body. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study? This course is split into two elements; exam and coursework. The exam element looks critically at a range of media forms from music videos to magazine adverts. You will analyse the way they are constructed, how they engage with audiences and represent social ideas and beliefs. One focus will be on the representation of social groups, issues and events. Previous case studies have included the cult of celebrity, the London riots and teen delinquency. There will be one end of year exam that assesses your understanding of textual analysis, representation and audience theories. You will also undertake practical and creative coursework, which may include the production of a script and the marketing materials for a teen horror film and will develop your skills in design, desktop publishing and digital photography.

What will I study? On this A2 course you will study an exam element and a coursework element. The exam element includes the in-depth study of three media industries, which are currently advertising, music and film. For each industry we explore a diverse range of contemporary case studies, for example the module on music has included artists like Beyoncé, Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. The coursework element involves the production of a music magazine front cover and double page spread. For this you will be taking all the photos and will require design skills and confidence with software packages. What can I do after this course? Previous students have secured internships with companies in the media sector or have gone on to study media or related subjects at university.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Media Studies A2 and then on to a wide range of media related courses on offer in Higher Education.

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For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

‘EVERYONE IS REALLY FRIENDLY AND THE SUBJECTS ARE GREAT!’ Name: Adriana Scala Previous School: St Richards Catholic School


PERFORMING ARTS

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PERFORMING ARTS

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

AS

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4673/010

Course code: 0161/020

Course code: 3939/040

Course code: 0331/020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

No formal dance qualifications are necessary. An interest in the dance industry is essential.

You will need a grade B or above in GCSE Dance or grade 5 in private dance school exams, or equivalent. You must also demonstrate an ability and commitment to dance training. You will also need to attend and pass a practical audition and interview.

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see page 20) for the programme you have chosen, you must also have passed the BTEC Certificate in Dance.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include a grade B or above in GCSE Dance or grade 5 in private dance school exams, or equivalent. You must also demonstrate a real ability and interest in contemporary dance.

What will I study? On this course you will be introduced to dance and gain an understanding of various styles of dance training, through participation in technique training and class, group and solo choreography and performance. You will also explore the different areas of the performing arts industry. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to study on the Level 3 dance programmes offered at our Lewes campus.

What will I study? This pre-professional vocational dance training course will help you to build your skills in a range of different dance styles. On this course you will cover six different units, which will provide you with a wide range of different dance performance opportunities and experiences. For students interested in a career in dance, this course works as an excellent companion to the A Level Dance programme. This course is physically demanding and is suitable for those committed to improving their dance skills through rigorous training activities. What can I do after this course? Dance students from Sussex Downs Lewes College are now training at a range of prestigious dance schools and universities including London School of Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre, Central School of Ballet and the Laban Centre. There is also an exciting opportunity to move on to our Contemporary Dance Degree..

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For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study? This pre-professional vocational dance training course will help you to build your skills in a range of different dance styles. On this course you will cover six different units, which will provide you with a wide range of different dance performance opportunities and experiences. For students interested in a career in dance this course works as an excellent companion to the A Level Dance programme. This course is physically demanding and is suitable for those committed to improving their dance skills through rigorous training activities. What can I do after this course? Dance students from Sussex Downs Lewes College are now training at a range of prestigious dance schools and universities including London School of Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre, Central School of Ballet and the Laban Centre. There is also an exciting opportunity to move on to our Contemporary Dance Degree.

What will I study? On this contemporary dance course you will build your practical skills in both dance technique and choreography. The course also explores anatomy and physiology, and dance analysis, which will provide you with a solid understanding of the theory and practise of contemporary dance. For students interested in a career in dance this course works as an excellent companion to the BTEC National Award in Dance. The course will require you to take part in physically active practical sessions and solo dance performances. What can I do after this course? This course can lead to Dance A2, and then on to full-time professional dance training at the London School of Contemporary Dance, the Laban Centre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and a range of universities. There is also an exciting opportunity to move on to our Contemporary Dance Degree..


Dance

Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama and Theatre Studies

Music

A2

AS

A2

BTEC Certificate

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0941/020

Course code: 0332/020

Course code: 0942/020

Course code: 4800/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements - please refer to website

Entry Requirements

You must have passed AS Level Dance. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed. You must also already have grade B or above in GCSE Dance, or grade 5 in private dance school exams or equivalent, and demonstrate a real ability and interest in contemporary dance.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include English at grade C or above. Previous study of GCSE Drama is not required, but if it was studied, you must have achieved a minimum of grade C. An interview is required for this course.

You must have passed AS Drama and Theatre Studies. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to be a keen pop musician, and able to either play an instrument or sing. An ability to read traditional score and an understanding of music technology is an advantage, although not a necessity. What will I study?

What will I study?

On this course you will study the ideas and themes behind key dramatic texts and explore these through practical workshops, leading to your own presentations and performances. You will have the opportunity to develop both your analytical and research skills, as well as demonstrate and explore your practical ideas and ability.

No course information available at time of going to press. Please visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for the latest information.

On this contemporary dance course you will build your practical skills in both dance techniques and choreography. The course also explores anatomy and physiology, and dance analysis, which will provide you with a solid understanding of the theory and practice of contemporary dance. For students interested in a career in dance this course works as an excellent companion to the BTEC National Award in Dance. What can I do after this course? A Level Dance students from the Lewes campus are now in full-time professional dance training at the London School of Contemporary Dance, the Laban Centre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and a range of universities. There is also an exciting opportunity to move on to our Contemporary Dance Degree

What will I study?

On this course you will acquire the knowledge and understanding of how, in the music industry, musicians are constantly working towards a final product or a showcase of their work by preparing, planning and creating a finished CD recording and/or live concert. You will also use music software to compose music for specific briefs and develop your instrumental and ensemble skills in rehearsals for live performance.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This popular subject can prepare you for a specialist course at university or drama school. Past students are currently studying or have studied at Central School of Speech and Drama, East 15, Rose Bruford, Guildhall, the London Studio as well as a range of universities such as Cambridge, Royal Holloway, Kent, UEA, Manchester and Leeds.

This course can provide a pathway to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level) where you can develop and extend your skills. You may then wish to move on to study at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) or an equivalent pop/contemporary music college.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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PERFORMING ARTS

Music

Music

Music

Music Technology

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

AS

A2

AS

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4916/020

Course code: 0333/010

Course code: 0943/020

Course code: 0334/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to be a keen pop musician, and be able to either play an instrument or sing. An ability to read traditional score and an understanding of music is an advantage though not a necessity, as is a GCSE in Music or a BTEC Level 2 qualification.

You will need the ability to play or sing to grade 5 standard or above, as well as to read standard staff notation in treble and bass clefs. Grade 5 theory is not essential but would be an advantage. Where GCSE Music has been offered to a student in a school, it would normally be expected that you have studied this.

You will need to have passed AS Level Music. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include English. Candidates may be considered on individual merit. You must be a keen pop musician, and be able to either play an instrument or sing. An ability to read traditional score (though not necessarily to advanced level) and some degree of music technology competence would be advantageous.

What will I study? This course follows on from the Music BTEC Level 3 Certificate and will offer students the key knowledge and practical skills required for their potential chosen career as a freelance musician. They will have three lessons per week (four hours' tuition) and will study three subject areas: arranging music, music and sound for the moving image and aural perception skills. There will be an opportunity for each student to carry out an in-depth special subject investigation into a chosen area of their interest. What can I do after this course? Students may wish to enter the professional world of being a freelance musician or continue their studies at a university or equivalent Higher Education institution such as Brighton Institute of Modern Music or another pop/ contemporary music college.

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What will I study? On this course you will study three areas. The first area is solo recital. Although only one solo recital is required for the exam, at ESAM you will perform four recitals during the year, which gives you more experience and the opportunity to produce your best performance. The second area of study is understanding music. You will study a range of set works that are certain to expand your musical horizons. Classroom listening and learning and written work is enhanced by trips to hear professional performances. The third area of study is composition. AS students have their compositions performed and recorded by a professional ensemble. What can I do after this course? Most learners will progress to Music A2. A very high percentage of Academy students have progressed on to university or college to study music. Music has proved to be a well respected A Level qualification enabling many students to gain entry to degree courses in a wide range of subjects.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study? On this course you will study three areas. The first area is solo recital (between 12 and 15 minutes). Although only one solo recital is required for the exam, at ESAM you will also have several short performance opportunities during the year to help you prepare for the final recital. The second area of study is understanding music. You will study a range of set works that are certain to expand your musical horizons. Classroom listening and learning and written work is enhanced by trips to hear professional performances. The third area of study is composition and harmony. In this second year, you will compose another piece of your own (to a brief set by the exam board). In addition, you will extend the basic skills in harmony that you began on the AS course, harmonising several phrases of

What will I study? This Music Technology AS course explores the technical ‘behind the scenes’ work of the pop music world. On this course you will learn how to record pop music including live multi-tracking, and how to produce your own sequenced arrangement of a well-known song. You will also study pop and jazz styles since 1910. Music technology is taught on classroom computers using Cubase. We also have two recording studios here at the Performing Arts Centre in Lewes. You will receive mentoring from professionals currently working in the industry.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

A high percentage of Academy students have progressed on to university or college to study music. Music has proved to be a well-respected A Level qualification enabling many students to gain entry to degree courses in a wide range of subjects in addition to music, including in medicine, law, English, history, maths and a range of science subjects.

This course can lead to Music Technology A2. A high percentage of Academy students go on to study music, music technology or music production at colleges or universities offering such courses. A number of students move on to study at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).


PERFORMING ARTS

Music Technology

Musical Theatre

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

A2

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Certificate (Single)

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0944/020

Course code: 3958/020

Course code: 4673/020

Course code: 3958/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You must have passed AS Level Music Technology. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard College entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. This must include Drama or Dance GCSE, or an equivalent relevant qualification e.g. a BTEC Level 2 at Distinction grade. All applicants will present a singing audition piece at their interview.

You will need to meet our standard College entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. You will also need to demonstrate a keen interest in the performing arts.

You will need to meet our standard College entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. This must include Drama or Dance GCSE, or an equivalent relevant qualification e.g. a BTEC Level 2 at Distinction grade. All applicants will take part in a workshop and interview.

On this course you will cover the AS Level Music Technology and A2 Level Music Technology in one year. Details of those two courses will be found on their individual entries in this Guide. What can I do after this course? A high percentage of Academy students have progressed on to university or college to study music. Many students go on to study music, music technology or music production at colleges or universities offering such courses. A number of students move on to study at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).

What will I study? On this course you will study a stimulating and involving programme, which explores musical theatre, and develops your singing, acting and dance skills. Through individual and ensemble activities, you will enhance and develop your performance practice. You will work on a number of practical projects and explore vocational opportunities, as well as researching the cultural and historical background of musical theatre. This course will help you develop your performance and textual analysis skills and complements a wide number of other subjects. What can I do after this course? This course provides excellent training for progression into the area of musical theatre in Higher Education, or to work in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Our students have gone on to study musical theatre at drama schools, and on into the West End in musicals such as Chicago or Shrek.

What will I study? The course is designed to be as practical as possible and is delivered through workshops, rehearsal and performance. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of acting, movement and vocal performance and be encouraged to develop skills that will increase confidence and develop an understanding of the realities of working in the entertainment industry. This course will also encourage you to explore your own creativity and help you be a strong and effective member of a team. A key element of this course is for students to practise self-discipline, self-confidence and concentration. You will explore and develop your acting skills and techniques, whilst exploring progression and employment opportunities. What can I do after this course? This course is designed for students aiming to progress to advanced Level 3 courses such as the Performing Arts BTEC Nationals and to provide training for vocational progression in performing arts and other related industries. In order to progress to a Level 3 course there is an expectation that you will achieve a minimum of a Merit grade.

What will I study? On this course you will study a stimulating and involving programme, which complements a wide number of other subjects on the curriculum. Skills in performance are enhanced and developed through a number of practical projects, and ensemble and individual activities. You will research the cultural and historical background of the performing arts, as well as explore vocational opportunities. There are also opportunities to explore the various technical and backstage aspects of performing arts. The course will help you develop your performance and textual analysis skills. What can I do after this course? This course provides excellent training for progression into Higher Education, or to work in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Many of our students have gone on to study for degrees in the performing arts or other subjects at universities across the country, and others have gone on to study at drama schools.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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What will I study?


PERFORMING ARTS

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma (Double)

Performing Arts (Dance Double)

Pre-Professional Music Performance

Pre-Professional Music Performance

Level 3

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Certificate

Advanced Certificate

One year full time

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Lewes College

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Course code: 3939/010

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Entry Requirements

Course code: 3939/030

Course code: 5270/010

Course code: 5271/010

You must meet the standard College entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further information. This must include Drama or Dance GCSE at grade C or above, or an equivalent relevant qualification. All applicants will present an acting audition piece at their interview.

Entry Requirements - please refer to website.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

No course information available at time of going to press. Please visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for the latest information.

You will need instrumental or vocal skill equivalent to about grade 6.

You will need instrumental or vocal skill equivalent to about grade 6 and will normally have completed our first year Pre-Professional Certificate course.

What will I study? On this course you will study the creation of specific projects and the development of your vocational skills. This is a busy, exciting and performance-centred course, based in our purpose-built Performing Arts Centre. In both years of the course, you will take part in and organise performances within the Performing Arts Centre, the community and local commercial theatres. This provides practical vocational experience and training as an actor/performer, and in a wide variety of supporting production roles. You can also participate in an exciting variety of workshops and enrichments throughout both years, and you will explore the many vocational and educational opportunities for progression and work. What can I do after this course? This course acts as a foundation for progression on to a second year Diploma and as the first major step towards a career or further training in the performing arts related industries. Many of our students go on to study at drama schools such as Mountview, Rose Bruford, LAMDA, East 15, Central, or performance courses at university.

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What will I study? This is a fantastic opportunity for musicians hoping to go on to study at conservatoire, or to develop their performance skill to a higher level. The Pre-Professional Certificate is a one year course (a second year leading to an Advanced Certificate is available) and is an ‘add-on’ available only to A Level Music and BTEC L3 Music students. Students are tutored in small ensembles (for example string quartet, vocal trio or rock group) by teachers who are themselves professional performers. The student ensembles give two recitals per year. The course is taught on one timetabled lesson per week, so it will not clash with other subjects or take the place of a full A Level.

What will I study?

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

A high percentage of Academy students have progressed on to university or college to study music. A sizable number of students have gained places at music conservatoires ranging from the Royal Academy of Music to the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).

A high percentage of Academy students have progressed on to university or college to study music. A sizable number of students have gained places at music conservatoires ranging from the Royal Academy of Music to the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).

This is a fantastic opportunity for musicians hoping to go on to study at conservatoire, or to develop their performance skill to a higher level. This is a one year course that follows on from the 1st year Pre-Professional Certificate and is an ‘add-on’ available only to A Level Music and BTEC L3 Music students. Students are tutored in small ensembles (for example string quartet, vocal trio or rock group) by teachers who are themselves professional performers. The student ensembles give two recitals per year. The course is taught on one timetabled lesson per week, so it will not clash with other subjects or take the place of a full A Level.


PERFORMING ARTS

Production Arts

Production Arts

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Year 2)

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 3965/010

Course code: 4165/020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You must meet the standard College entry requirements Please see page 20 for further information. This must include a grade C or above in drama or another appropriate GCSE such as art or design and technology, or an equivalent relevant qualification,.

You will continue with your studies embarked upon in your first year in the Production Arts BTEC Certificate. You will begin to develop your own specialist interests in the production arts and work in industry conditions, taking responsibility for a broad range of production applications both at College and in projects partnered with external arts and community organisations.

On this course you will study the core aspects of stage management and technical theatre structured around the creation, production and support of specific projects and the development of your vocational skills. During the course you will explore and develop your creative production skills in stage management; mask and propmaking; stage design and construction; lighting, sound and video.”

What will I study?

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What will I study?

You will need to have completed the Production Arts BTEC Certificate during your first year. You will need to have shown a passion and enthusiasm for the subject and produced an excellent portfolio of work showing your practical and theoretical engagement with the production arts world.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This course provides excellent training for progression into Higher Education, or to work in the performing arts and entertainments industries. Many of our students have gone on to study for degrees in the production and technical arts at universities or drama schools, such as Mountview, RADA and Guildhall.

This course can provide a pathway to a career in stage management, stage design, lighting, sound and many other areas of the performing arts and entertainments industries. It also provides excellent training for progression into Higher Education. Previous students have gained places with prestigious colleges and established employers. This course provides excellent training for progression into Higher Education, or to work in the performing arts and entertainments industries. Many of our students have gone on to study for degrees in the production and technical arts at universities or drama schools, such as Mountview, RADA and Guildhall.

Name: Josh Hanson Previous School: Hove Park “The College has a fantastic reputation for performing arts”

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PREPARATION FOR LIFE AND WORK

Personal Progress Diploma/Award

PREPARATION FOR LIFE AND WORK

Entry Up to three years Lewes College Course code: LP_029 Entry Requirements No previous qualifications are required but you will need to be ready to meet the attendance and behavioural expectations of the College. Students may take an initial assessment, which ensures placement onto the right levels of maths and English. What will I study? On this programme you will develop your levels of independence, personal and social development, and your maths, English and ICT skills. Learning is based on projects that develop skills through planning and taking part in events, horticulture, media, arts and crafts, and catering and hospitality projects. You will gain independence through local community trips, using local facilities such as public transport, leisure centres and supermarkets. You will work towards achieving a goal, which is agreed between you, College staff and your parents/carers, which could be independent living, making a contribution to your local community, or gaining supported or paid employment. What can I do after this course?

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You can remain in the Personal Progress programme for up to three years with your progression assessed every year. Some students progress to Entry 2, which has an increased vocational and employability focus. In your exit year, you will work towards building links and operating independently within your local community.


PREPARATION FOR LIFE AND WORK

Extended Project Qualification Level 3 One year full time Lewes College Course code: 3485/040 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard requirements (please see page 20) this must include English Language and Maths. What will I study? On this course you will conduct an investigation into a subject you are already studying (but in more depth),or an investigation into a topic that interests you (it doesn't have to be part of the subject you are studying but should support your career development) . The course requires you to carry out four types of project: a written report, an investigation or field study; a performance or an artefact (something you have made) - you can choose whichever suits you and your topic.

EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION

What can I do after this course? The qualification is an opportunity for all students to demonstrate the skills required for Higher Education and employment. Many students use the Extended Project Qualification to increase their profile for university. The EPQ is the equivalent to half an A level, as it carries the same UCAS points.

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Extended Project Qualification


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PUBLIC AND UNIFORMED SERVICES

Public Services

Public Services

Public Services

Public Services

BTEC Extended Certificate

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

BTEC Diploma

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 3937/020

Course code: 3938/010

Course code: 4039/020

Course code: 4756/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further information. This must include English Language and maths. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in a career in the uniformed public services. This is an academic course that also requires a commitment to personal fitness and outdoor pursuits.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further information. This must include English Language or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade. Applications from mature students are welcomed and the entry requirements will be modified in light of previous experience.

You must have successfully completed the first year BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services at Merit grade or above.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. Please see page 20 for further information. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in a career in the uniformed public services. This is an academic course that requires commitment.

What will I study?

This course covers a wide range of subjects, which will prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter a uniformed public service. You will study at least six modules during the course including politics, leadership, psychology, citizenship, physical training and outdoor activities. The theoretical units provide background knowledge and understanding of the public services. During the course students will be required to participate in visits to workplaces, residentials and expedition training, which involve overnight stays.

What can I do after this course? Students who achieve a higher grade in their Extended Certificate can apply to progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services and other Level 3 qualifications. Students choosing to enter employment will have a vocational qualification, which is recognised by employers in the public and private sectors.

What can I do after this course? The course is equivalent to one A Level and 140 UCAS points can be obtained. This course leads to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services for the second year. You can apply for entry to the police and other law enforcement organisations; the armed forces, the emergency and rescue services, the merchant navy, and offender management amongst others.

This is a second year qualification for students who have successfully completed the first year BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services. On this course you will study a further six or more units including criminology, emergency incidents, employment, fitness testing, navigation and international affairs. What can I do after this course? This course can lead to university, the police, armed forces (including direct officer entry), the emergency and rescue services, the merchant navy, offender management services and private and public security organisations. Students are eligible to apply for a range of non-uniformed jobs in support and civilian services and in private industry.

What will I study? On this BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services course you will study a wide range of subjects, which will prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter a uniformed public service. You will study at least 9 modules during the course including politics, leadership, psychology, citizenship, physical training and outdoor activities, criminology and employment. The theoretical units provide background knowledge and understanding of the public services. During the course you will be required to participate in visits to workplaces, and residentials and expedition training, which involve overnight stays. What can I do after this course? This course can lead to university, the police, armed forces (including direct officer entry), the emergency and rescue services, the merchant navy, offender management services and private and public security organisations. Students are eligible to apply for a range of non-uniformed jobs in support and civilian services and in private industry.

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This course provides the equivalent of two GCSEs. The course incorporates a range of study areas, practical and theory based, and will give you a detailed insight into the work of a wide variety of public services. You should have a keen interest in pursuing a career in one, or more, of the following forces or services: Army, Navy, RAF, Royal Marines, police, fire and rescue, ambulance, prison, and UK Border Force. Full participation in all aspects of the course is required, and a commitment to attending the various trips and visits on offer will enable you to achieve well and to enjoy the course. Good time management and organisational skills, and a preparedness to undertake individual study are essential.

What will I study?

What will I study?


PUBLIC AND UNIFORMED SERVICES

Public Services BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 One year full time Lewes College Course code: 4038/020 Entry Requirements You must have successfully completed the first year BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services and will need five GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. What will I study? This is a second year qualification for students who have successfully completed the first year BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services. You will study further units including criminology, law, major and emergency incidents, employment, fitness testing, international affairs, outdoor expeditions and adventurous activities. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to university, or you can apply for entry to the police and other law enforcement organisations, the armed forces, and other public services and civil service jobs within the uniformed service occupations.

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SCIENCE

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SCIENCE

Biology

Biology

Chemistry

Chemistry

AS

A2

AS

A2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0347/010

Course code: 0954/060

Course code: 0342/010

Course code: 0951/030

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include a minimum of grade BB (core and additional) in GCSE Science. (GCSE Applied Science and GCSE Single Science are not accepted). If you are taking separate science GCSEs, you will need a grade B or above in Biology and Chemistry. You will also need Maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above. Vocational qualifications, such as applied units, are not acceptable.

You will need to have passed AS Level Biology. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include Double Science GCSE at grade BB or above, or GCSE Chemistry at grade B or above, as well as Maths GCSE at grade B or above. Vocational qualifications such as applied units or single GCSE Science, are not acceptable.

You will need to have passed AS Level Chemistry. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study? On this AS course you will study three units. The first two units cover biology and disease, and the variety of living organisms. The content in both of these units highlights the importance of structure in determining function, ranging from the biochemistry of cellular reactions, to the physiology of basic processes, to the different gas exchange surfaces of a range of organisms. Lessons consist of both practical and theoretical elements. The third unit assesses practical skills.

What will I study? On this A2 course you will study three units, which are built up from the foundations laid out in the AS Level. The first two units cover populations and the environment, and control in cells and in organisms. The third unit assesses practical skills. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to university, where you can study either a broad-based biological science course or one in which you specialise in a particular area. For many biological degrees, a Chemistry A Level is needed. Many students also go into non-science careers, with biology acting as an excellent science foundation for future life.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Biology A2, a fascinating and diverse subject in which you can study either a broad-based biological science course or one in which you specialise in a particular area. This can then lead to university where a Chemistry A Level is needed for many biological degrees.

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What will I study? On this AS course you will study three units which include; Unit 1: Foundation Chemistry; covering atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, periodicity, introduction to organic chemistry and alkanes. Unit 2: Chemistry in action covering; energetics, kinetics, equilibria, redox reactions, group 7 the halogens, group 2 the alkaline earth metals, the extraction of metals, haloalkanes, alkenes, alcohols and analytical techniques. Unit 3: Practical skills. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Chemistry A2. A good number of our students go on to study chemistry or biochemistry at university. Chemistry is an essential prerequisite for degree course entry in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, pharmacy and chemical engineering.

What will I study? On this course you will study aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This leads on to an investigation of the chemistry of benzene and transition metals, followed by exploration of enthalpies and the properties of industrial and pharmaceutical compounds. These themes are then explored in more depth under the headings of analytical and physical chemistry, and organic and inorganic chemistry. There is a heavy emphasis upon practicals, which are externally assessed. What can I do after this course? Chemistry A Level provides a pathway to Higher Education and is essential for entry into courses in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacy. Some biology courses require Chemistry A Level.


SCIENCE

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Human Biology

Human Biology

AS

A2

AS

A2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0340/010

Course code: 0948/040

Course code: 0347/030

Course code: 0954/050

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSEs at grade C or above in Science, Maths and English.

You will also need to have passed AS Level Environmental Studies. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to have passed AS Level Human Biology. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study?

What will I study?

On this AS course you will study two units, which interlink and support your progression to A2. The first unit is 'The living environment'. Here you will investigate conditions for life on Earth along with biological processes that shape both organisms and the world around them. You will investigate the rationale for, and methods employed in, conservation in the UK and abroad. You will also undertake practical ecological survey techniques. The second unit is 'The physical environment'. Here you will study the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the lithosphere examining them as independent and interacting zones within our planet.

On this A2 course you will study two units. The first unit is energy resources and environmental pollution. In this unit you will explore past, present and future energy sources and the impact of each source on the environment. You will also explain the nature of pollution and examine the source of pollutants, their impacts, and methods of mitigating these impacts. The second unit is biological resources and sustainability. In this unit you will investigate the methods by which the human population has manipulated the natural environment to support a global population in excess of 7 billion. You will study production systems used in agriculture, forestry and fisheries and explore the scientific principles that underpin natural resource exploitation.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include Double Science GCSE at grade BB or above, or Biology and Chemistry GCSEs at grade B or above, as well as Maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above. Vocational qualifications, such as applied units, are not acceptable. If you are taking separate science GCSEs, you will need a grade B or above in Biology and Chemistry.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Environmental Studies A2. This can lead to a range of related Degree courses including ecology, conservation and environmental management. There are also a wide range of employment opportunities involving outdoor work within countryside management, ecological survey and wildlife conservation.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a range of related Degree courses including ecology, conservation and environmental management. There are a wide range of employment opportunities involving outdoor work within countryside management and environmental impact assessments.

On this AS course you will study two units. The first unit will introduce basic biological principles through the study of disease and healthy lifestyles. In your second unit you will learn about humans - our origins and adaptations through the study of DNA, inheritance, human evolution and how we have adapted to their environment. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Human Biology A2, and then on to university. It can lead to a career in paramedics, midwifery, nursing..

On this A2 course you will study two units. In the first unit, you will learn how nervous and hormonal coordination systems function to ensure the body works efficiently. You will also study human growth and development from infancy to adulthood, through to the effects of ageing. In the second unit you will study the role of humans in ecosystems and how human activity influences the environment. You will need to be highly motivated, determined and hard working as human biology is a demanding subject with a high workload. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to university. You can study either a broad-based biological science course or one in which you specialise in an area of particular interest, for example, molecular genetics, physiology, or animal science. Human biology is an important subject for careers such as paramedics, midwifery or nursing.

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What will I study?

What will I study?


SCIENCE

Physics

Physics

Psychology

Psychology

AS

A2

AS

A2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 0341/010

Course code: 0950/010

Course code: 0337/060

Course code: 0947/070

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSE Double Science at grade BB or above, or Physics and Chemistry GCSEs at grade B or above if taking separate sciences. You will also need GCSE Maths at grade B or above.

You will need to have passed the AS Level in Physics. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include English Language GCSE, Mathematics GCSE and Science GCSE at a minimum of C grade. B grades in GCSE Maths and GCSE English are recommended owing to the scientific and statistical nature of the course.

You will need to have passed AS Level Psychology. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study? On this course at AS Level, you will study GCSE topics in greater depth and will meet many new ideas, especially in modern physics. You will study two theoretical modules covering basic concepts such as forces, energy, electric circuits, properties of materials, waves and quantum physics. Parts of the course consider how physics is applied in such topics as car safety, properties of materials and modern communication techniques. You will also study experimental and measurement techniques and will have extensive practise using these techniques; this will form the basis of a third practical module. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Physics A2, and can then lead directly to Degrees and careers in engineering, physics, architecture, scientific research, teaching or related disciplines. An A Level or Degree in physics is highly valued by the financial services, law, banking, accountancy, economics, armed services, medicine and vet sectors.

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What will I study? On this course you will study electric and magnetic fields, capacitors, momentum, oscillations, particle physics, particle accelerators, thermal physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. You will gain an understanding of how electricity is generated, go beyond the structure of the atom and learn about the standard model for particle physics, as well as investigating the operations and applications of particle accelerators, learning about some of today's most cutting edge physics. You will also investigate methods used to measure and study the universe and the applications of nuclear physics in stars and here on Earth. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to degrees and careers in engineering, physics, architecture or related disciplines. An A Level or Degree in physics is highly valued by the financial services, law, banking, accountancy, economics, armed services, medicine and vet sectors. It can lead directly to careers in scientific research and teaching.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study? The course focus is on developing an understanding of the methods used by psychologists and exploring the five main psychological approaches. You need to have good thinking and analytical skills. An interest in science is important. It is essential to be well organised for success in the practical work. You need to be willing to develop your communication skills. . What can I do after this course? Psychology can lead to specific careers through higher level study, such as educational psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, animal behaviour, counselling ,medicine and physiotherapy. Employers look favourably on people with a background in psychology as the subject develops a wide range of transferable skills.

What will I study? On this course you will develop an understanding of the methods used by psychologists and explore the five main psychological approaches. You need to have good thinking and analytical skills and an interest in science is important. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to specific careers through higher level study, such as educational psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, animal behaviour and counselling, medicine and physiotherapy. Employers look favourably on people with a background in psychology as the subject develops a wide range of transferable skills.


SCIENCE

Science GCSE Level 2 One year full time Lewes College Course code: 3259/020 Entry Requirements You will have achieved at least a D GCSE grade in Science and basic level maths and English are needed. What will I study?

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On this course you will study units for each of the three science areas of biology, chemistry and physics. The course consists of a mix of scientific theory, practical work and how science relates to everyday life. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 courses other than the sciences within the College or elsewhere.

Name: Thomas Cheeseman Previous School: Ratton “I chose Sussex Downs College because it has a good reputation�

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SPORT AND FITNESS

Community Sports Leadership

Higher Sports Leadership

Physical Education

Certificate

AS

A2

Award

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4547/020

Course code: 0336/010

Course code: 0945/020

Course code: 4298/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You need to have completed the Community Sports Leadership Award (CSLA), showing your potential for progression to the higher level. A formal assessment at the end of the CSLA will determine progression onto the Higher Sports Leadership Certificate (HSLC).

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include GCSEs in Double Science at grades CC or above and English at grade C or above. If you are taking separate sciences at GCSE, a minimum of grade C is required in both. GCSE PE is not essential, but a grade C or above is required if taken.

You will need to have passed AS Level Physics. Students achieving below a D grade in their AS will require a guidance interview before progression on to the A2 is confirmed.

What will I study? On this course you will learn to lead groups of people from varying backgrounds, ages and abilities. You will learn how to plan, conduct and evaluate a sports session as well as how to umpire and referee different sports. There are both practical and theoretical modes of study. All students must complete a 10 hour minimum voluntary leadership placement in the community. The following units are studied: organisational skills, safety in sport, know your friends and first aid. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to The Higher Sports Leadership Certificate (HSLC ) in your second year of study at the College. You will need to pass a formal assessment in order to progress on to the HSLC. This is good preparation for teaching/coaching jobs and general leadership.

What will I study? This is an exciting course where you will complete seven units of study about sport leadership. You will also complete 30 hours of community sports work with children, and people with disabilities. The units of study include: developing leadership skills, provision of sport within the community, leading sessions designed to improve fitness, organising and leading a sports event or competition, legal and ethical responsibilities when working with others, leading sport/activity sessions for children and leading sport/activity sessions for disabled people. The ability to work in a team is essential. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to teaching, coaching, sports development, sports administration, sports centre work and the leisure industry. This is a nationally recognised qualification and is recognised by Higher Education and the workplace, as a course that develops leadership skills.

What will I study? On this AS course you will study four major elements, with practical performance at its core. Theoretical aspects include anatomy and physiology, skill acquisition and socio-cultural studies in PE/sport. Practical performance in two activities is assessed at set points within the year with an initial assessment upon entry, and then again before final moderation. Practical performance represents 20% of the overall mark. You should also be able to analyse strengths and weaknesses in performance, and discuss this via an interview process. This interview is worth a further 10% of the overall mark. A commitment to regular practical sport is essential, as is an awareness of what makes for a healthy lifestyle. What can I do after this course? This course can lead to Physical Education A2. The qualifications gained through the Physical Education AS and A2 courses can then lead to a variety of sport and non-sport based careers. Common progression routes into university include PE teaching, sports science/ studies/development/coaching, leisure management and physiotherapy.

What will I study? On this A2 course you will study four major elements, with practical performance at its core. Theoretical aspects include exercise physiology and psychology of sport, which are studied alongside a choice of either historical studies or comparative studies. Practical performance in two activities is assessed at set points throughout the year - an initial assessment upon entry and then again before final moderation. Practical performance represents 20% of the overall mark. You should also be able to analyse strengths and weaknesses in performance, and discuss this via an interview process. This interview is worth a further 10% of the overall mark. A commitment to regular practical sport is essential. What can I do after this course? Sport is a massive growth industry and this course can provide a pathway to a wide range of sport and non-sport based careers. Common progression routes into university include PE teaching, sports science/ studies/development/coaching, leisure management and physiotherapy.

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You must have a desire to improve your leadership skills through active participation and an interest in working with children. Commitment to voluntary leadership is essential for completing the course.

Physical Education


SPORT AND FITNESS

Sport

Sport

Sport

Sport

BTEC Extended Certificate

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

BTEC Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 3996/020

Course code: 4549/010

Course code: 3934/010

Course code: 3998/020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

It is expected that most applicants will have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above, although applicants without these grades are strongly recommended to apply. All applicants will be interviewed and need to have a keen interest in sport.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include English Language at grade C or above. A grade D or above in a science module is advisable. Mature applicants are also welcome.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include English Language at grade C or above. A grade D or above in a science module is advisable. Mature applicants are also welcome.

You must have achieved the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport.

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

On this course you will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to gain employment within the sport and fitness industry. It involves four major elements with practical performance at its core. The theoretical concepts include anatomy and physiology, fitness testing for training, nutrition for sports performance and practical sport. You will be continually assessed throughout the course, based on your class work and/or coursework. You will have the opportunity to study other qualifications such as the Community Sports Leadership Award(CSLA) and additional GCSEs.

This is a work-related qualification suitable for a wide range of students and is built to accommodate the needs of sport employers and allow progression to university. The course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. It is an ideal course to be taken alongside other A Levels and bigger BTEC programmes, (e.g. a Subsidiary Diploma). The course is usually taken by students who have a keen interest in sport but also study other subjects. It can be taken alongside GCSEs, A Levels, the Community Sports Leadership Award, the Higher Sports Leadership Certificate and Sport Academy programmes at Sussex Downs College.

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is a work related qualification suitable for a wide range of students and is built to accommodate the needs of sport employers and allow progression to university. It provides a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. It can be taken alongside, GCSEs, A Levels, the Community Sports Leadership Award, the Higher Sports Leadership Certificate and Sport Academy programmes at Sussex Downs College. On this course you will study subjects including sports coaching, planning and running a sports event and fitness and training in sport. As part of the course there will be numerous opportunities to take part in trips and visits throughout the year.

What can I do after this course? You can progress on to a Level 3 Sport BTEC course if you achieve a Merit grade and if your attendance, behaviour and attitude are considered acceptable. Students choosing to enter employment will gain a recognised qualification.

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What can I do after this course? You can go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport in Year 2, after which there are a variety of jobs and careers within the sports industry you can pursue, for example; sports coaching and teaching, physiotherapy, sports journalism, leisure management and sport science. Students can also go on to university after College.

For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What can I do after this course? Students often go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport and then onto a variety of jobs and careers within the sports industry, including sports coaching and teaching, physiotherapy, sports journalism, leisure management and sport science. Students are well equipped to pursue careers straight after College, or go into Higher Education.

What will I study? This a work related qualification suitable for a wide range of students and is built to accommodate the needs of sport employers and allow progression to university. It provides a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. It can be taken alongside GCSEs, A Levels, the Community Sports Leadership Award, the Higher Sports Leadership Certificate and Sport Academy programmes at Sussex Downs College. On this course you will study subjects including sports development, planning and running a sports event, and fitness and training in sport. As part of the course there will be numerous opportunities to take part in trips and visits throughout the year. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a variety of different jobs and careers within the sports industry. Popular career routes are sports coaching and teaching, physiotherapy, sports journalism, leisure management and sport science. Students are well equipped to pursue careers straight after college, whilst many also go into Higher Education.


TRAVEL AND TOURISM

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TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

BTEC Extended Certificate

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

BTEC Diploma

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

One year full time

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Lewes College

Course code: 4006/010

Course code: 3960/010

Course code: 4442/020

Course code: 4909/010

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet the standard College entry requirements.See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include maths and English at grade C or above.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above this must include Maths and English at grade C or above.

You will have to have passed the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. As part of the above, this must include English and Maths at grade C or above.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate provides the perfect start to your career in travel and tourism. On this course you will study a wide range of travel related subjects. The course consists of topical units including the UK travel and tourism sector, understanding customer service, understanding the nature and effects of world travel, and exploring airports and airlines. Units are supported by vocational experiences such as a cabin crew training day at Virgin Atlantic. Also built into the timetable are opportunities to study GCSE English and Maths amongst other options. Trips and visits are an integral part of the course and include local attractions as well as locations overseas.

This course is ideal for those seeking a vocational travel and tourism qualification. On this course you will gain an extensive introduction to the travel and tourism industry. Subjects include investigating travel and tourism, customer service, and long haul travel destinations. The travel and tourism department organises residential trips every year to destinations such as New York, Rome, Barcelona and Paris as part of the course programme, as well as numerous day trips throughout the year. There may also be the opportunity to study NVQ Spanish and a City and Guilds Travel Destinations qualification alongside this qualification. BTEC Level 3 programmes consist of two years of study, with a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or a BTEC Certificate achieved in the first year.

This is the second year of the BTEC Travel and Tourism course - you will study 6 units including Investigating the Travel and Tourism industry, Customer Service and Long Haul Travel Destinations. Included within the Travel and Tourism timetabled hours are 2 two additional qualifications, these include a NVQ in speaking Spanish and a City and Guilds Travel Destinations Qualification. The Travel and Tourism department organises residential trips every year to destinations such as New York, Rome, Barcelona and Paris as part of the course programme, as well as numerous day trips throughout the year. It offers students an extensive introduction to the Travel

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

This course can provide a pathway to the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism or other related subjects. Alternatively you may go straight into employment, as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate is a useful route into the vocational travel and tourism industry.

Most students progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism in the second year.

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For further information, contact Student Services on 08452 601 608 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

What will I study?

What can I do after this course? A range of progression routes are available to successful students on the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Diploma. These courses carry UCAS points that will enable students who desire to go onto higher education. Alternatively a useful route into the Travel and Tourism industry. This course can lead to further study at degree level following

What will I study? This course is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in the travel and tourism industry. Units include investigating travel and tourism, customer service and short and long haul destinations. You will also have the opportunity to go on trips abroad. What can I do after this course? Most students progress on to the Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism after which there are a variety of employment opportunities students can choose from. These include air cabin crew, tour operaters and travel agents. Students also progress to university.


TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Travel and Tourism BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 One year full time Lewes College Course code: 4439/020 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. See page 20 for further information. What will I study?

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This course is ideal for those seeking a vocational travel and tourism qualification. You will gain an extensive introduction to the travel and tourism industry. Subjects include investigating the travel and tourism industry, customer service and long haul travel destinations. The travel and tourism department organises residential trips every year to destinations such as New York, Rome, Barcelona and Paris as part of the course programme, as well as numerous day trips throughout the year. There may also be the opportunity to study NVQ Spanish and a City and Guilds Travel Destinations qualification alongside this qualification. What can I do after this course? This course can lead to a range of progression routes in Higher Education or employment. The course carries UCAS points for those interested in university. Alternatively it is a useful route into the travel and tourism industry, the travel department has unique links with Service Air at London Gatwick and the One Resourcing employment agency.

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Further notes

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SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE FULL-TIME COURSE GUIDE Don’t forget that you can view or download this Full-Time Course Guide at any time by visiting our website at www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

Please note course information is correct at time of going to press. Government amendments to qualifications and funding may mean that information in this Guide is subject to change. For the latest details, please visit our website at www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or call our Student Services Team on 08452 601 608.

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