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OPEN EVENINGS We hold open evenings throughout the year to give you a chance to: • tour our College • view our facilities • meet our tutors • talk to our current students • discuss your options with our Careers Advisors Our Open Evenings are designed to help you find out about all of your options. They are an excellent opportunity to see what life could be like for you if you choose to study at Seevic College. There is no need to book – just come along. Parents, carers and other family members are all very welcome. Remember to bring your copy of this Seevic College prospectus, as it can be a useful tool to have when speaking to tutors in different subject areas.

Tuesday 5 October 2010, 6.00-9.00pm Tuesday 9 November 2010, 6.00-9.00pm Tuesday 1 February 2011, 6.00-9.00pm

Contents

Contents Learning for life: Readiness for work

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COURSES

Seevic College campuses

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A Levels & BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas p29-45

The College Experience

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Btecs, Apprenticeships & Diplomas

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Other Opportunities

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A Place for Sporting Achievement

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Art & Design, Media & Performing Arts

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Careers Advice

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Business, Finance & Tourism

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Student Support 

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Early Years, Health & Social Care

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Science & Technology

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Day in the Life

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Sport & Leisure

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Additional Learning

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Essential Skills APPLICATION PROCESS

CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE See your future

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Calculate my points

What Level is Right For Me?

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Financial Information

See your options

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How to Apply

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What Happens Next?

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How to Find Us

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Course Index

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Contact Us

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Learning for life: readiness for work

see things Differently Seevic College provides high-quality and innovative educational opportunities to people aged 14+, from across South Essex. We enable learners of all levels and ages to identify and achieve the skills and qualifications they need to realise their potential and succeed in their chosen career. We deliver an extremely broad range of academic and vocational courses, including further education, higher education and apprenticeship programmes. This variety enables you to choose course options to suit your needs and raise your aspirations. The following pages outline dozens of different courses you can study over one or two years – from a very wide range of vocational options, A Levels and Diplomas to Apprenticeships, accounting and administration qualifications.

At Seevic College we value our students as individuals, treat them with respect and provide high-quality teaching, support and advice. We know that moving from school to college or re-entering education can be daunting, so we aim to make the process as smooth as possible for you. If you are unsure about which courses to choose, we can help. We allocate a personal tutor to every student, to support you during the application process and throughout your time at College. Our courses prepare students for employment and higher education, including entry to Oxford and Cambridge universities. Whatever your skills and interests, our expert staff will encourage you to reach your full potential. And our award-winning careers guidance will help you to achieve your goals. Our most recent Ofsted inspection recognised the high standard of education provided by Seevic College and rated us outstanding at meeting students’ needs.

Environment (VLE) – see page 8. You will gain confidence and competencies which will equip you for lifetime success, because you are treated with respect, given responsibility and encouraged to achieve excellent results. Seevic College is a great place to make friends and pursue interests outside of your studies. We attract a wide variety of students from more than 100 schools. Our vibrant campuses offer numerous opportunities to take part in sport, drama, debates and other social activities. To find out more, please read this Prospectus and come and see Seevic College for yourself.

Seevic College is a modern learning environment incorporating a variety of spaces and ways to study. We have one of the highest ratios of computers to students in the country, and have invested in state-of-the-art facilities for our students, such as our Virtual Learning

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Seevic College campuses

SEE WHERE WE ARE Our vision is to lead the provision of education and skills which meet the development needs of our communities.

Benfleet Campus

Canvey Skills Campus

Seevic College students benefit from stateof-the-art resources at our main campus. Our West Building is a fully air-conditioned, hi-tech learning environment with a large ICT learning and information centre and an email bar, as well as our well-stocked Library and Careers Centre.

In partnership with Essex County Council, Seevic College aims to open this new facility to students in the academic year 2011/12. Canvey Skills Campus will offer vocational training for 14-18 year olds as well as adult education.

Seevic College students are currently based in our main campus in Benfleet or at New Campus Basildon. To meet the high demand for places at the College and to continue expanding the range of courses we offer, we are developing a new campus on Canvey Island.

Key subject areas have dedicated learning centres to facilitate study, including our digital media and expressive arts centre, social sciences and business learning centres.

Across all our sites, we work in partnership with universities, businesses and public sector organisations to improve educational opportunities for the people of South Essex. For example, we continually invest in highquality buildings, resources and information technology. We are grateful for the support of all our partners in helping us to provide excellent facilities for our students.

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New Campus Basildon Seevic College offers a unique way of learning in Basildon. Most courses are offered across two days a week, providing students with the flexibility to get a part-time job and continue in education at the same time. New Campus Basildon currently provides courses for 16-19 year olds at Levels 3, 2 and 1 in a range of vocational areas. For more information, please contact 01268 882 622 or visit www.newcampusbasildon.ac.uk

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The centre will offer training in Motor Vehicle Engineering, Construction, Health & Social Care, Sport & Leisure and Hospitality & Catering. It will contain industry standard equipment and stateof-the-art facilities including a repairs workshop, a brickwork and masonry workshop area and a working kitchen. For more information please visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk/canveyisland

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The College Experience

see what we can offer Studying at Seevic College is a rewarding experience. As well as providing a wide range of courses, we also offer excellent learning resources, tutorial support and social opportunities. The LINC – Learning and Information Centre This large, well-equipped computer facility is where you can access our College network and other web-based resources, such as our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and email during your free time. Specialist staff are always able to offer advice and support. In addition to the LINC, you will have access to specialised computer resources in each subject’s teaching area. You can also register your laptop or wireless device to access FREENET, our wireless network.

The Library We have approximately 22,000 books relating to the courses we offer and a comprehensive collection of journals, CDs and DVDs as well as daily newspapers and the local newspaper. There is a study area here if you wish to work quietly.

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You can search and reserve items using our online catalogue. Books not held in our Library can be sourced from the public library service through a free inter-library loan system.

Reprographics Our Reprographics Department provides students and staff with solutions to all their copying, printing and finishing needs. It offers a wide range of services, including professional binding for your assignments. Trained and friendly staff are always ready to help with any queries.

Snack & Chat We offer a full catering service throughout the day. Campus Coffee and our Restaurant are the main areas for meeting up with friends and relaxing between lessons. You can also choose to use your free time for additional study while enjoying refreshments and snacks in speciallyallocated areas.

Restaurant Our Restaurant offers a wide range of foods, including breakfast, chef’s specials, meal deals, hot and cold drinks and a self-service salad and fruit bar. It always offers vegetarian options, and special dietary needs can be catered for on request. You can enjoy your food in one of the many seating areas that feature TV screens.

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Seevic College has been awarded Gold Status for healthy eating by Castle Point Borough Council, in association with the Foods Standards Agency. The award recognises our healthy eating options and our good standards of food hygiene.

Social Spaces Campus Coffee offers a variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks, freshly-baked cookies and pastries, sandwiches and rolls. And our two Learning + Coffee areas allow you to discuss work with friends, or study while enjoying your food and drink.

Snacks on the Go Snacks and drinks are available from a number of vending machines throughout the College and from the College Shop, which is open throughout the day. Stationery, gifts, cards and wrapping paper are also for sale in the shop.

At the beginning of each new academic year, we organise an Enrolment Week to introduce new students to the College and all its facilities prior to the start of formal lessons.

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other opportunities

The Student Association This lively, student-run group represents the needs and concerns of all our students. It meets once a month to discuss ideas, suggestions and complaints, which lead to recommendations for the College’s senior management. The association also uses its own funds to support groups and individual students in extracurricular activities. The association organises a number of fun activities and events for students. For example, during the last week of every autumn term it raises money for charity through events such as karaoke, fancy dress, special performances and College versions of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘Man Oh Man’. Over the years these activities have raised tens of thousands of pounds for a variety of local and national charities.

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Trips and Workshops

The Debating Society

Throughout the year, there are regular opportunities for you to take part in trips or specialist workshops. Seevic College students have travelled with the College to the following destinations:

This society meets regularly at lunchtime, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. It offers people on different courses the opportunity to meet and discuss all kinds of topics chosen by students – from the serious to the not so serious. Twice a term, teams of two debate against each other in front of an audience, who also participate enthusiastically.

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Austria – ski trip Germany – exchange for language students Holland – soccer coaching trip Italy – Geology trip to study volcanoes London – English trips to theatre performances, various Media trips to film/TV studios and newspaper/magazine offices Los Angeles – Film Studies/Media Studies trip New York City – Art & Photography trip to study American culture Paris – ICT & Computing/Performing Arts trip to EuroDisney Wales – Biology field trip to study marine ecology Yorkshire – cricket trip.

The Seevic Youth Theatre All you need to join the Seevic Youth Theatre is a genuine interest and a commitment to participate – past experience is not necessary and there is no entrance audition. The group meets at least one evening a week during term time in our purpose-built theatre. Members learn theatrical techniques, which they practice through script-based work and improvisation. This helps to build acting skills and a deeper understanding of the theatre. Members can choose to take LAMDA exams in performance skills, if they want.

”Provision to meet the needs of individual students is particularly good including those who are gifted and talented.“ Latest Ofsted Inspection Report

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see how far you can go Seevic College is one of the most successful sporting colleges in the country – we are currently ranked in the top five British colleges for competitive sport. Whichever course or programme you choose, there are plenty of opportunities to take part in sport. Our comprehensive sports programme complements academic studies.

We are committed to competing and playing in the best local and national competitions and leagues available to students. To achieve this, we provide excellent coaching, mentoring and training throughout the year.

To be enrolled on the SCORE programme you must pass a trial. You will also need to meet the entry requirements for your College course, which might be in a sports-related subject such as:

Our students have won recent national titles and medals for badminton, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, trampolining, netball, rugby, cross-country running, football, volleyball and swimming. We also cater for other sports, including cricket and golf.

• Sport (Performance) Level 2 BTEC Diploma • Sport & Exercise Sciences Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma • Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) BTEC Extended Diploma. If you would like to apply for SCORE, please tick the appropriate box on your application form.

Football Seevic College has been awarded the Football Association Charter Standard for colleges. This recognises our commitment to using football as a way to deliver sport and raise academic achievement. For male and female students with exceptional talent in football, the Soccer Coaching Open Route to Education (SCORE) scheme provides an exciting opportunity to link a high-quality post-16 education with top class professional football training.

Rugby Union The men’s rugby union team competes against some of the best colleges and schools in the country. We aim to develop our players through quality coaching and expert input, which includes strength and conditioning. Students combine their studies with their rugby programme.

Supplementary Courses Seevic College offers students the opportunity to complete the Community Sports Leader’s Award alongside their main course. This is useful for students with an interest in leading sporting activities, for example in youth clubs or summer camps. We offer students the opportunity to take Level 1 and 2 YMCA Fitness Instructor Awards (Gym), which are nationally recognised and highly valued in the fitness industry. We also provide

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a place for sporting achievement

training towards national governing body coaching qualifications in a number of sports, including football, tennis, rugby and basketball. Entry onto these courses will be discussed during your interview and enrolment. For further information on these supplementary courses please see the relevant course listings on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk

Facilities There are plenty of sporting facilities around our campus, including a fitness suite and sports hall which are accessible to student members. These facilities also act as a realistic work experience setting for some students. Our Benfleet Campus benefits from football/rugby pitches, tennis courts, basketball and netball courts, a testing laboratory, a dance studio and treatment/therapy rooms. These facilities are also available for the general public to hire/join. For more information please call 01268 756 111 or visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk

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Careers advice

see Your next step Choosing the right career path after leaving Seevic College is one of the most significant decisions you will ever make. We recognise this and have set up a dedicated Careers Centre so you can have easy access to careers information at all times. This is partly why Seevic College has been awarded the prestigious Recognition of Quality Award for Careers Education and Guidance for students, for the fourth time in a row. We have also received the Matrix quality standard for our information, advice and guidance service. Whether you intend to progress into higher education or find employment after College, our fully-qualified Careers Team can offer expert support, advice and guidance. Throughout your course, tutors also offer help with career planning. As well as an up-to-date careers library, our Careers Centre contains specialist sections on higher education, employment and training. The Centre’s extensive IT resources allow you to access information on a wide range of career-related topics, from suggestions on which higher education course to follow, to instructions on how to produce an effective CV. It also has rooms for confidential careers discussions.

Visiting speakers inform students about both employment and higher education opportunities, and we publicise external careers events which may interest you. Every year a large number of our students visit the higher education Superfair, to gather information on higher education opportunities. We hold a College Careers Fair every spring, and our Job Shop always has details of full and part-time vacancies.

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Student Support

Seevic College has a strong tradition of providing high-quality support and guidance for all our students. You will be encouraged to take more responsibility for your own learning at College, but we recognise that you may require some guidance and support. Each of our students has a personal tutor who gets to know them well and acts as a guide and mentor throughout their time here. To help you achieve your full potential, your progress will be reviewed regularly, targets will be set for you and we will provide any additional support you need. Your parents/carers will be kept informed through reports, Parents’/Carers’ Evenings and through informal contact with tutors. As well as specialist Learning Plus Tutors and Careers Advisors, we also have College Counsellors to support and advise students.

Every Child Matters At Seevic College, we believe in supporting the development of each learner through the five themes of the Government’s Every Child Matters initiative: Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a Positive Contribution, and Achieve Economic Wellbeing. We deliver this in a variety of ways, including through our tutorial programme, themed weeks such as Anti-bullying Week and Health & Safety Week, and talks from external speakers.

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Our students tell us they feel safe, and we recognise that staff and students have an important role to play in safeguarding the welfare of others. Our staff recruitment involves safety checks to protect our students. And we work closely with local agencies such as Social Services if concerns are raised about a student. We have a comprehensive policy to ensure that student welfare is always our first priority. If you would like to see a copy of this policy please contact Student Services on 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk We are committed to the Government’s Change 4 Life agenda and are working towards achieving Healthy College Status. As well as healthy food options, we encourage wellbeing by providing counselling services and advice and support through our Health and Welfare Advisor.

Additional Learning Support

We recognise that some students need to be stretched and challenged to build on their individual talents and strengths. Our new Gifted and Talented programme aims to help these students to fulfil their potential. For more information about Learning Plus and our Gifted and Talented programme, please email info@seevic-college.ac.uk or call 01268 756 111. If you require additional learning support for whatever reason, we can discuss this at your interview.

Students with Disabilities Seevic College is committed to equality of opportunity, and we respect all students for their abilities, aims and individuality. We actively encourage applications from students with disabilities or learning difficulties. While studying at Seevic College, you will receive the support you need to achieve your full learning potential.

Seevic College aims to provide a learning experience tailored to the needs and abilities of each student, to help them achieve their full potential. All students are offered a confidential interview with a specialist tutor when they join us, and we provide support according to individual needs. All students who wish to discuss their needs before or after joining Seevic College are welcome to call into Learning Plus at any time. You do not need an appointment to do this.

If you need more information, please request a copy of our disability statement and related leaflets, which provide information on the type of support available.

Our supportive and approachable tutors assist students with issues such as dyslexia, basic skills, English as an Additional Language (EAL), study skills and any other identified needs, to encourage independence. A wide range of practical information technology (IT) resources and equipment are available to assist students.

Please contact us on 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk to arrange a visit to see the buildings for yourself. We have designated car parking spaces available for students or visitors with disabilities.

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Most College buildings are accessible to students with physical and sensory impairments. Our main buildings have lift access to each floor. We aim to provide the highest quality support to visually impaired, hearing impaired and deaf students.

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Frequently asked questions

Answers for Students Where do Seevic College students come from? Students join us from more than 100 schools across South Essex. Can I study a subject if I haven’t taken it at GCSE? Yes, although some subjects require experience and a certain level of achievement at GCSE level. Please see the individual course entries for more details. I’m in Year 12. Can I complete my A Levels at Seevic College? Please contact our Admissions Office, who will be able to discuss your situation. Can I choose any combination of A Level subjects? Yes – you can choose any combination of A Level subjects, and most students are able to study the courses they want. We will help you to choose the right programme for you. I can’t decide what courses to write on my application form Don’t worry – lots of people find this decision difficult. What you write on your form does not have to be your final choice. You can change your options when you come for interview, and you might change your mind after you’ve received your GCSE results. You will have a chance to discuss any changes with us before you start your course. Can I get more detailed information about the courses available? We have course guides, which include more information than this Prospectus. They are available to view or download on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk under each course listing. Alternatively you can request a paper copy by emailing info@seevic-college.ac.uk or by calling 01268 756 111.

What happens if I’m offered a place at College but don’t get the grades I need? If your GCSE results aren’t as good as you hoped, stay calm. We will be available to discuss all your options with you when you receive your GCSE results.

For study support, subject areas often run workshops and revision sessions outside of lessons. In addition, we have a College Counsellor and a Health and Welfare Officer.

What is the Virtual Learning Environment? Our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) contains course material, revision guides, assignments and tests to help you with your courses. It is accessible both inside and outside College if you have Internet access.

What contact will I have with the College? Although we treat all our students as adults, we still recognise the importance of keeping in contact with parents/carers. You can discuss your son or daughter’s progress at any time by contacting us.

Can I get careers advice at College? Yes – our Careers Centre is open every day so you can get help and advice whenever you need it. What are extra-curricular activities? Extra-curricular activities are things to do outside of lessons, such as playing sport or joining societies. See pages 10-13 for examples of what is on offer at Seevic College. Will I be able to park my car/scooter/ bike at College? We currently have free parking spaces on campus, but we can’t guarantee a place for every student. How and when should I apply? Please complete the application form at the back of this Prospectus. For help and guidance on how to do this, see pages 86-87. You should return the form to us as early as possible, from September 2010.

Answers for Parents/Carers

For students who have a disability or difficulty with their learning, our Learning Plus team is always available to help. See page 16.

We will contact you if your son/daughter does not keep regular attendance at lessons. And we will let you know if, for example, your son or daughter asks to go home early because they feel ill. We will invite you to attend Parent/Carer Evenings, to discuss your son or daughter’s progress with their tutors. We will also send you a half-termly progress report. I’m worried about what my son/ daughter will do when they’re not in lessons Students have free periods, which they are expected to use wisely. They can join various clubs and societies, play sport, or use this time for coursework, assignments or revision. Seevic College is not a city centre college. As everything students need is on campus, most choose to stay on site during their free time. This contributes to the College ‘buzz’, and also makes it much easier to make new friends.

What support is available to students? Each student has a personal tutor. Tutors and students meet regularly through group tutorials and one-to-one review sessions. Tutors keep students informed of what is happening in College and support them through their studies.

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Day in the life

8.30am

Arrive at College and meet up with friends

8.30-9.00am

Get breakfast from the Restaurant (page 8), make a purchase from the College Shop (page 8)

9.00-10.30am

10.35-11.40am

11.45am-1.10pm

1.10-1.55pm

1.55-2.45pm

2.45-3.30pm

Free period – visit the Careers Centre (page 15)

General Studies lesson – make a presentation to the class

Photography lesson

Free period – meet up with friends, grab a snack from Campus Coffee (page 8)

Biology lesson

Lunch – check emails in the Learning and Information Centre (LINC) (page 8), relax with friends in the Restaurant (page 8)

3.30pm

Leave to go home

This is a representation of a typical College day for an A Level student. Your timetable will vary from this, so you may not have to arrive at 9.00am or finish at 3.30pm. You can use free periods for study or to take part in the many extra-curricular activities we offer. There is so much to do that we couldn’t show it all here. Make sure you read pages 8-13 to check out all the other things that you can do at College when you’re not in lessons.

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A day in the life of a Seevic College student

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ADDITIONAL LEARNING

see the bigger picture Work Experience

Adult Education

Some vocational courses at Seevic College include a period of work experience. This provides a good insight into the world of work in your chosen subject area, and allows you to put into practice the skills you have learned in College.

Seevic College has a range of courses designed for adults, which offer the chance to study for nationally-recognised qualifications at a convenient location. For example, students who have recently completed Access to higher education Diploma programmes (Access courses) have become primary school teachers, midwives, nurses or social workers, while others have gone on to study for university degrees.

If you plan to study a Childcare course, you will be required to complete an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check and register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) before the start of the course. You will need to meet these costs. Please note that anyone wishing to go on a placement involving children or vulnerable adults will also have to complete an enhanced CRB check and register with the ISA. If you have any questions about work experience, CRB checks or ISA registration please contact our Employer Engagement team by calling 01268 756 111 or emailing info@seevic-college.ac.uk

Voluntary Placements Choosing a career or pathway to higher education can be difficult, so many students find that placements in a particular sector can help them decide what to do. We offer all students the opportunity of voluntary work experience, in places such as schools, nurseries, residential and nursing homes.

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We also offer adult Apprenticeships or an opportunity to study AS/A2 Level, BTEC, NVQ and GCSE qualifications on a full-time or parttime basis. Apprenticeships can be studied while working. You will normally need to attend College one day a week. Adult education classes run during the day for full-time courses, and in the afternoons, evenings or at weekends for part-time courses. Most daytime classes start and finish within school hours, so they are accessible for parents of school-age children. For further details, please see our Adult Education Guide. To request a copy, please call 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk

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Higher Education at Seevic College After a successful programme of Advanced Level or BTEC study at Seevic College, many students go on to take a university degree. In partnership with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and the University of Hertfordshire, we offer students opportunities to progress into higher education close to home, with the flexibility to combine study with employment. Seevic College currently works with university partners to offer the following courses: • BSc Sports Coaching & Physical Education • BA (Hons) Business Management • Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) For further details, please see our Adult Education Guide. To request a copy, please call 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU

SEE YOUR FUTURE The information in the next few pages and the course listings in this Prospectus will help you to identify courses that suit your needs. If you have read about all the courses available and are still uncertain about which is best for you, please call our Careers Centre on 01268 756 111 to discuss your options. We can also help by talking through your options at our Open Evenings held throughout the year (see page 2 for dates), at further education exhibitions and at events held in our partner schools (see page 87 for a list of our partner schools).

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Plan Your Next Step

Course Levels

Identify what you would like to do after College for example, what career area you want to work in. Then think about whether you want to go straight into employment or whether you want to progress onto university once your course ends. This will help you to work out whether A Levels or Level 3 BTECs (qualifications that can provide a route into university) would be more appropriate than employmentfocused qualifications, such as Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

The table on the right is a guide to the levels and qualifications we offer at Seevic College and the general entry requirements for each course. This should help you to find the best options for you. Each course in this Prospectus is listed as Level 1, 2 or 3 to help you find courses that are available at your starting level.

If you want to go to university and know the course you want to take, it is a good idea to check the entry requirements for that course before you finalise your College subject choices.

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what level is right for me? level

qualification

General entry requirements

level 3

AAT Intermediate

AAT Foundation or four GCSEs at grade B or above including GCSE English Language and Maths.

A Levels* (A BTEC subsidiary Diploma may be taken in place of one A Level)

1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Administration & Secretarial Studies

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above which should include English Language or a related vocational qualification at Merit level, plus GCSE English Language at grade C or above. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Advanced Diplomas*

1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

BTEC Diplomas/ Extended Diplomas*

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit Level. You will also need to commit to an additional 8 to 12 hours of study per week.

BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMAS*

These qualifications will normally be taken as part of an A Level programme. Students will usually take one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in place of one A Level. You will also need to commit to an additional four hours of study per week.

AAT Foundation

At least four GCSEs at grade D or above including GCSE English Language and Maths.

Apprenticeships

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths is preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day. For Advanced Apprenticeships please contact us on 01268 756 111.

BTEC DIPLOMAS*

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Foundation Learning*

The ability to contribute and benefit from the programme of study.

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1

*Certain subjects have additional specific requirements which can be found at the end of each course entry

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SEE YOUR OPTIONS It is important to think about how you want to study at Seevic College, as well as choosing what to study. When choosing your courses, consider the style of study and assessment that suits your needs and preferences. Please see below for information about the different types of courses we offer.

A Levels A Levels are an academically-based programme that normally take two years to complete fulltime. They are made up of two parts, AS and A2. You must pass an AS in your first year before you study at A2 level in the second year. Students normally choose four AS subjects in year one, and continue three of these subjects to A2 in year two. In addition, you can choose to take AS General Studies. A Levels involve considerable amounts of reading, research, essay writing and written exams. Most of the assessment is by written exams, although in some subjects there is an element of coursework. There are also practical assessments for some subjects, such as Science or Art. A Levels are suitable for students who want to study a particular range of subjects in detail, and for those who do well in an academic environment. Students are expected to do four hours of study for A Level subjects every week, on top of lessons.

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Administration and Secretarial Studies We offer three Administration and Secretarial courses at Seevic College for students who wish to pursue a career in an office environment or who are considering a career as a secretary, legal secretary or personal assistant. The courses include the Level 3 Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) and take two years to complete full-time. Assessment is mainly coursework-based, with approximately six or seven practical exams, including timed external exams in IT and shorthand. The courses also include some work experience. The Administration and Secretarial courses are suitable for students who want to enter into employment after College in the specific career relating to their course. Students are expected to do 10 hours of study each week, on top of classes or work experience.

Advanced Diploma The Advanced Diploma is a new qualification that combines study with work-related practical experience and involves time spent in a realistic work setting. Diplomas combine several courses in an integrated way. To study for a Diploma, you need to have a minimum standard in English, Maths and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). These are known as functional skills. The Advanced Diploma takes two years to complete full-time and is equivalent to 3.5 A Levels. Assessment is mainly coursework-based, which takes the form of written work, presentations, role-plays and other projects.

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It also involves one or two exams and some work experience (see page 22 for more details on work experience). The Advanced Diploma is suitable for students who want to develop skills and knowledge in preparation for their chosen career area.

Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are a nationally recognised work-based learning scheme for people aged 16-24. They combine work with learning and training, both on and off the job. They give you an opportunity to improve your knowledge, skills and career prospects while earning a salary. Apprenticeships mainly involve practical assignments, but often include one or two short exams. Students produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their ability and understanding. Apprentices need to be enthusiastic, focused on their career, prepared to work hard and be on time. Apprenticeships are suitable for students looking to get practical skills for the workplace. They provide the skills and knowledge to gain employment in a specific career field. In addition to Level 2 Apprenticeships we also offer Level 3 Apprenticeships. Level 3 Apprenticeships are mentioned in the relevant course listings. In order to enrol on a Level 3 Apprenticeship it is essential that you have a job that allows you to collect evidence to the required level. Level 3 is usually a supervisory level and you should have some line management responsibilities. If you do not have any line management responsibilities you should discuss your current job role with the Employer Engagement team. Your job role can sometimes be expanded, in consultation with your line manager, so that you

CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU

can collect the relevant evidence from carrying out your job. For more information about Apprenticeships contact us on 01268 756 111 or email apprenticeships@seevic-college.ac.uk

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) AAT qualifications are one-year courses, designed to give you practical financial skills for the workplace. They can offer a fast-track, nongraduate route into chartered accountancy. Assessment is by timed computerised examinations. AAT qualifications are suitable for students who want to enter into employment in accounting after College.

BTECs BTEC qualifications combine a practical approach to learning with work-related study. Some include relevant work experience (see page 22) and can be a route to higher education. We offer a range of different levels of BTECs, including: • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, which are equivalent to three A Levels. • BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, which are equivalent to two A Levels. • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diplomas, which are equivalent to one A Level. • BTEC Level 2 Diplomas, which are equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A*–C. Level 2 BTECs are one-year courses and Level 3 BTECs are two-year courses. The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma can be taken as part of the A Level programme.

Assessment is mainly coursework-based, which takes the form of written work, presentations, role-plays and other projects. BTECs are suitable for students who want to develop skills and knowledge in preparation for their chosen career area. Students are expected to do 12 hours of study per week for Level 3 Extended Diplomas, eight hours for Level 3 Diplomas, four hours for Level 3 Subsidiary Diplomas and 10 hours for Level 2 Diplomas on top of lessons and work experience.

Essential Skills We offer a special Essential Skills programme for students with learning difficulties and or disabilities. Through a series of one-year modules, this programme aims to help you progress to opportunities in further education, training and employment. See page 83 for more details.

Foundation Learning Foundation Learning courses are one-year programmes that can help you to progress onto a Level 2 BTEC Diploma or Apprenticeship. It includes a vocational qualification, Functional Skills and Personal & Social Development. A range of Foundation Learning courses will be offered at New Campus Basildon, Benfleet and also as part of a pre-apprenticeship pathway. Assessment is mainly coursework-based, in the form of written work, presentations, role-plays and other projects. Foundation Learning courses are suitable for students who want to develop skills and knowledge in preparation for their chosen career area.

Functional Skills/GCSE Requirements Functional skills are practical skills in English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Mathematics that allow people to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. Whichever programme of study you choose, it is important to develop these skills through a combination of separate courses and skill development within courses. Where appropriate, we aim to support students to try to achieve at least Level 2 in each skill. If you do not have GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C or above before you join Seevic College, you must take a functional skills course in English and/or Maths in College. This may also include re-sitting the GCSE if appropriate. Students who have not achieved grade C or above in GCSE Science, who are studying a Children’s Care or Learning & Development course and wish to become a teacher may have the opportunity to retake GCSE Science.

Supplementary Courses We offer a choice of extra subjects for study over one year to broaden your experience and enhance your range of qualifications. The availability of supplementary courses is mentioned in the appropriate course listings. We will discuss entry onto suitable supplementary courses during your interview and enrolment. For further information on supplementary courses, please see course listings on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk

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SUBJECT AREAS A Levels & BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas

p29-45

BTECs, Apprenticeships & Diplomas

p47-81

Art & Design, Media & Performing Arts

p47-51

Business, Finance & Tourism

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Early Years, Health & Social Care

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Science & Technology

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Sport & Leisure

p77-81

Essential Skills

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A LEVELS & BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMAS At Seevic College we offer a wide range of A Levels for you to choose from including Accounting, Art & Design, Business Studies, Drama & Theatre Studies, Dance, English, French, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Sciences and many more. We also give you the opportunity to study a Performing Arts BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in place of one A Level. You can study any combination of A Levels and BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas.

A Levels are an academically-based programme that normally take two years to complete full-time. They are made up of two parts, AS and A2. You must pass the AS Level in your first year before you study at A2 Level in the second year. A Levels involve considerable amounts of reading, research, essay writing and written exams. Most of the assessment is by written exams, although in some subjects there is an element of coursework. There are also practical assessments for some subjects, such as Science or Art.

A Levels are suitable for students who want to study a particular range of subjects in detail, and for those who do well in an academic environment. Students are expected to do four hours of study for A Level subjects every week, on top of lessons. A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A Level and combines a practical approach to learning with work-related study. Assessment is mainly courseworkbased, which can take the form of written work, presentations, roleplays and other projects. Students are expected to do four hours of study per week for a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, on top of lessons.

You will choose four AS Levels or three AS Levels plus a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma that you would like to study in your first year. During your first year you will need to consider your choice of subjects that you wish to continue to study in year two. You will also have the option to take AS General Studies in addition to your four subjects, this will be discussed at interview and should not be included on your application form.

Students have access to a range of resources including Seevic College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), access to computers and other IT facilities, our extensive College Library and many other resources. You will also benefit from dedicated tutors, who use a range of techniques including one-to-one support.

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“I’m studying towards a BA in English Literature at the Royal Holloway University of London. I learnt plenty of skills at Seevic that I use every day now at university. I really enjoyed all of my subjects as they were taught by tutors who love what they do.” Brooke Thomas, Rayleigh The FitzWimarc School

Accounting Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

This course will be of interest to students who are considering a career in accountancy or in the financial services, or for those who want to increase their knowledge of modern business practices. It is modular in nature and largely practical. In year one (AS), it covers how the principles of Financial Accounting are applied in a variety of business organisations, both small and large. Students will learn the rudiments of manual book-keeping and will use these skills to prepare the final accounts of businesses. At the same time they will learn to demonstrate awareness of the legal, economic and social factors influencing accounting and decision-making. In year two (A2), the course covers two other branches of accounting: Cost and Management Accounting. It also includes in-depth study of limited companies and the legal requirements affecting preparation of their accounts. During this year, students will learn to demonstrate both analytical and comprehension skills.

Careers and Further Studies

A wide range of careers in business and courses in business-related subjects will form a natural progression from this subject. An A Level Accounting qualification is not a prerequisite for degrees or careers in accountancy, but it certainly provides students with a very useful head start.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements C or above in GCSE Maths.

Art & Design

Fine Art (Painting & Drawing) Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

This course will appeal to students who have an interest in creating and understanding art and the determination to develop that interest. The emphasis of coursework is on individual projects that promote personal interpretation and the development of individual style. In year one (AS), students will study the relationship between ideas and art and design practice. There will be the opportunity to develop an understanding of the expressive nature of the formal elements of art and design, such as the use of line, colour and texture. Art History research is also an important part of the course. There will be one externally set practical assignment. In year two (A2), students will research, evaluate, analyse and establish links between their own practical work and the broader art world. Students will also produce a written project linked to practical final outcomes and will develop the ability to identify and resolve creative problems. Finally, there will be an externally set practical assignment.

Careers and Further Studies

This course is suitable for students who wish to study art, craft and design at a higher level. It is appropriate for those wanting careers where an art background is relevant (e.g. advertising, publishing, architecture, museums, theatre or art gallery work) and for students interested in art who do not intend to study it further.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements C or above in Art.

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Art & Design Graphics

Art & Design Photography

Art & Design Textiles

This course will appeal to Art and Design students who wish to specialise in the creative area of Graphic Design. It is not based on the technology of graphics. Students will be expected to develop a knowledge and understanding of Advertising, Illustration, Packaging and Typography. In year one (AS), students will study the relationship between ideas and art and graphic design practice. Art and Design History research is an important part of the course. There will be one externally set practical assignment. In year two (A2), in addition to practical work, students will research, evaluate, analyse and establish links between their own practical work and the broader art world. Students will also produce a written project linked to practical final outcomes and will develop the ability to identify and resolve creative problems. Finally, there will be an externally set practical assignment.

This course will appeal to students with an interest in image making, and who are willing to apply themselves to the production of a dynamic portfolio. Work at this level necessitates a proactive approach to photography, so students will need a quality digital camera that enables them to exercise control over the medium. Please refer to the course guide for a detailed specification of the camera required. Students' work is produced by way of combining digital imagery with mixed-media techniques. In year one (AS) students will be asked to respond to set themes in order to produce thought-provoking imagery. In year two (A2) students develop further technological skills and creative awareness. The emphasis in this course is on dynamic and individualistic approaches to image making and is suitable for those who are enthusiastic about photography in the digital age. It offers students the potential to make a personal response to their own experience, environment and culture.

This course is based on creative design and will appeal to Art and Design students who wish to specialise in the area of Textiles. It is not based on the technology of textiles. Students will be expected to develop a knowledge and understanding of constructed textiles, dyed textiles and printed textiles. In year one (AS), in addition to practical work, students will study the relationship between ideas and design and textile work. Art and Design History research is an important part of the course. There will be one externally set practical assignment. In year two (A2), students research, evaluate, analyse and establish links between their own practical work and the broader art world. Students produce a written project linked to practical final outcomes and develop the ability to identify and resolve creative problems. Finally, there will be an externally set practical assignment.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

This course is suitable for students who wish to study art, graphics and design at a higher level. It is appropriate for those looking to take up careers for which an art background is relevant (for example in advertising, graphic design/ layout, computer graphics or illustration) and for students with an interest in the subject but who do not intend to study it further.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in Art and/or Graphics.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

The course will combine well with a variety of arts or media-based subjects. Studying photography will also equip students with some of the study skills required for higher education.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in Art and/or Graphics.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

This course is suitable for students who wish to study art, craft and design at a higher level. It is appropriate for various careers, e.g. occupational therapy, retail display, textile conservation, fashion design and journalism. It is also relevant for students interested in textiles who do not intend to study it further.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in Art and/or Textiles.

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BENFLEET CAMPUS STUDENT

Biology

Business Studies

This course covers the biology of a range of organisms, both plant and animal, with a heavy bias towards humans and human activity. The year one (AS) course is split into five topics: Lifestyle, Health & Risk; Cystic Fibrosis; The Voice of the Genome – considering the development from a single egg into a complex multi-cellular organism; Climate Change; and Can’t Run, Can’t Hide – looking at novel uses of plants and genetic modification. The coursework component is a 2,000word written report on an issue or visit. The year two (A2) course is split into four topics: On the Wild Side – species, ecology and evolution; Infection, Immunity and Forensics; Run for Your Life – the physiology of exercise; and Grey Matter – nervous system and learning. Coursework for A2 is an in-depth biological investigation.

This course will help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and take part in the world of business. Over the two years every aspect of business decisions and behaviour are addressed. This includes business objectives, marketing, accounting and finance, people in organisations, operations management and the external environment. There is a strong emphasis on the analysis and evaluation of business problems. In year one (AS), students cover units in introduction to business and business functions. In year two (A2), students cover mandatory units in strategic management and an optional unit will also be offered in production. The examinations involve answering problemsolving style questions based on either pre-issued case study or data response materials about fictitious businesses.

“I study BTEC Performing Arts and love it as it gives me a variety of different subjects to try, it also helps me to learn new techniques like ballet.”

Careers and Further Studies

Careers and Further Studies

Callum Weir, Thundersley The King John School

General Entry Requirements

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

This course is clearly suitable for any career involving Biology, including medicine, physiotherapy, nursing and laboratory work. Biology also counts as a science qualification for a range of jobs and courses. Many Biology-based courses at university may also require AS/A2 Level Chemistry. Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Maths plus BB or above in GCSE Applied Science or Core plus Additional Science.

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Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

This course combines well with a variety of other Advanced Level programmes including Accounting or Economics. It is also popular with students studying languages, sciences or humanities because of its vocational implications. Students may progress to higher education to study at degree level in any business-related subject.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements C or above in GCSE Maths.

A LEVELS & BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMAS

Chemistry

Dance

Design & Technology

This course gives a fascinating survey of all main areas of chemistry: • Organic – the chemistry of carbon compounds • Inorganic – the chemistry of metals and non-metals other than carbon • Physical – the study of heat changes and rates of reaction The course includes chemical calculations, the study of modern instrumental methods of analysis, practical work, frequent tests to aid learning and regular homework assignments. In year one (AS), study is based on two modules, covering the basic concepts in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. The second year of the course (A2) involves the study of several topics studied in the AS course, but in greater depth. Studying Chemistry involves a great deal of problem-solving.

Studying this course at Seevic College means joining an enthusiastic group of fellow students to study the theory and practice of dance. Alongside visits to a variety of live performances, students will learn how to understand and analyse the components that form a dance work. Theory sessions follow the development of dance as an art form. In the studio, as well as taking classes in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance, students will study practical anatomy in relation to dance training. Key elements of the course include studying choreographic and performance skills complemented by a thorough grounding in the appreciation and analysis of dance works. Dance is examined practically through solo and group choreography projects, performance in a duet or trio and in a solo based on the work of a chosen practitioner. It is also examined theoretically in two written papers.

This course encourages the development of independent learning, creativity and innovation. It supports links to the industrial and commercial world and gives the opportunity for design and technology to be treated as an integrated activity in which students design and make products which can be tested and evaluated. Students should have an interest in design and technology and they will be encouraged to develop and sustain their own innovation, creativity and design and technology capability. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in designing, modelling, making and evaluating products through practical coursework projects undertaken in both year one (AS) and year two (A2). In addition, students will study Design & Technology in Practice and Designing for the Future. These units of work are assessed by yearly examinations.

Careers and Further Studies

Careers & Further Studies

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

A Level Chemistry is an essential requirement for anyone intending a career in medicine, veterinary science, chemistry, pharmacy, biochemistry and forensic science. AS/A2 Level Chemistry are useful supporting qualifications for students intending to study Biology, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Materials Science. Many students study Chemistry at university.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

B or above in GCSE Maths plus BB or above in GCSE Applied Science or Core plus Additional Science.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

This course can lead to a range of higher education dance performance or teaching degree courses and vocational full-time dance training at accredited schools. Career choices include working as a performer or choreographer, a project manager, or working in a specialised field such as dance and disability.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements­­

B or above in GCSE Dance. Grade 5 or above in a recognised dance syllabus is an advantage.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

This course can be used as a complementary subject to mathematics, art, and science-based courses, or to provide a contrast to humanitiesbased subjects. A Level Design & Technology is accepted for entry into higher education or industry. This is a valuable course for students seeking a career in architecture; product or furniture design; graphics; engineering; or just to broaden their post-16 education.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements C or above in GCSE Science.

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Drama & Theatre Studies Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

At the heart of this course is the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the unique experience of live theatre. It offers the opportunity to study different theatrical styles and approaches, and to understand how all the different elements and aspects combine to produce theatre. The course covers four essential areas: evaluating live productions seen during the course; the analysis of set texts; the study of an influential theatre practitioner and the presentation of group performances. Through the process of devising, rehearsing and performing their own work in created and scripted productions to different audiences, students build an understanding of what theatre is made of.

Careers and Further Studies

“I left Seevic College and went to study Fashion Marketing at Nottingham Trent University and am now a Fashion Buyer at H&M. I had an awesome time at Seevic, met my best friends who I am still close to now and it really helped me before going to university.“ Carla Sheldon, Great Wakering The King Edmunds School

Students might choose to progress to study at degree level or at a drama college to train as an actor or technical designer. Alternatively, students might go directly into employment. Career options are wide-ranging including professional actor, theatre designer or technician, arts management, or employment within community arts, social work, teaching, arts therapy, or the media. .

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

B or above in GCSE Drama plus C or above in GCSE English Language and Literature.

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Economics Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Economics provides a valuable insight into the ways in which consumers, producers and the Government interact. This course includes particular emphasis on the behaviour of markets and the determination of prices, wages, interest rates and exchange rates. Recurring issues in political life such as unemployment, inflation and the environment also form important parts of the syllabus. In year one (AS), study includes competitive markets and how they work, as well as the national and international economy. In year two (A2), study includes the economics of transport and macroeconomics in a global perspective. There is a strong emphasis on practical applications and problem-solving. Assessments are comprehension exercises based on case studies or newspaper articles and statistics. Students learn the tools and techniques of economics, enabling them to explain and analyse many aspects of current affairs, Government’s economic policies and personal finance.

Careers and Further Studies

Economics continues to be a highly popular subject at degree level, offering a route into the financial sector and business management. It is of particular value to careers such as accountancy, insurance, financial services and banking where it is an element of the professional examinations.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements C or above in GCSE Maths.

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English Language Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

This course is designed to build upon the English Language skills developed at GCSE Level. The aim of the course is to develop students’ knowledge of the uses of English. Students will be introduced to new areas of study relating to the theory and practice of language. Students will analyse a wide range of texts and study a number of topics, including Language and Gender, Language and Power, Language Change, Child Language Development and Language and Technology. They will also have the opportunity to develop their own writing skills, learning how to write for a wide range of audiences and purposes. In year one (AS), two units form the foundation for language study which will be developed in year two (A2). As part of their coursework, students will produce a folder of original writing at AS Level and will undertake a small research project in an area of language use in the second year of the course.

Careers and Further Studies

This course is useful for a wide range of career options including administration, publishing, journalism and teaching. Many students choose to study a degree in English, English Language or Linguistics. Some students progress to courses in Creative Writing, Media Studies, Journalism or Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE English Literature plus B or above in GCSE English Language.

English Language & English Literature Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

This course combines elements from both the English Language and English Literature courses. It is particularly suitable for students who are close analytical readers, but who also have a flair for writing in a variety of ways. The main emphasis of the course is on looking closely at how language is used in different sorts of writing from fiction and poetry to speeches, travel writing, scientific articles, radio and television interviews and plays. Students will read both traditional and modern literature and develop their ability to comment on a wide range of spoken language and written texts.Students will also learn how to adapt their style of writing to different audiences for different purposes. In year one (AS) study units include analysis of the Spoken Word and study of both fiction and non-fiction texts. In year two (A2) study includes topic-based research leading to the production of students’ own writing.

Careers and Further Studies

This course is suitable for those who wish to go on to university to study English, Media, Journalism, Teaching, Advertising, Arts Administration or Marketing. It combines well with a wide range of subjects as students are taught to develop a range of reading and writing skills.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

English Literature Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

English Literature is a course that will appeal to those who really enjoy reading, discussing and writing about literature. Students will be encouraged to read a wide range of texts across all three genres: poetry, drama and fiction – from Chaucer to the present day. They will be encouraged to examine the historical and social context in which the texts were produced and to see that there are different ways of reading them. Theatre visits are an integral part of the course. There is a coursework component in each year. In year one (AS) study units include one of Victorian Literature, World War One Literature or The Struggle for Identity. In year two (A2) study units include literature on the theme of ‘Love Through the Ages’ and comparison of a Shakespeare play with two texts by other writers.

Careers and Further Studies

This course is suitable for those who wish to go on to university to study English, Media, Drama, Theatre Arts, Journalism, Teaching, Arts Administration or Marketing. It combines well with a wide range of subjects that require good reading and writing skills.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE English Literature.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE English Literature.

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Film Studies

French

This course will appeal to students who enjoy watching and criticising films and who have an interest in exploring the related theoretical concepts and practical elements of storyboarding and video-making. Film Studies is designed to deepen students’ understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film – the major art form of the twentieth century. It offers the focus for reflection and debate, building on what students already know as spectators, consumers and fans. The interaction between film as ‘text’ and spectator is central, with a strong emphasis on the film’s producers and spectators as ‘makers of meaning’. In year one (AS), the course introduces the basics of the subject by reference to popular cinema, such as Hollywood and Britain, beginning with the types of films that students are already familiar with. Short film-making is also an option. In year two (A2), there is a clear progression with opportunities for study in World Cinema and personal research. Short film-making is also an option.

This course is designed for students who have a passion for the French language, have a solid understanding of the underpinning grammar and who wish to improve their command of French and study the culture of the country and its people. All the skills used at GCSE – listening, speaking, reading and writing – are developed further, enhancing students’ existing understanding and their response to authentic language materials. The AS and A2 Levels consist of two examinations, an oral and a mixed-skill paper, both examined externally. Weekly sessions include a 45-minute conversation session with a native French Assistant and listening practice in our state-of-the-art language laboratory. Students study a wide variety of topics relevant to France and French-speaking countries. In year one (AS) study units consist of an initial transition module and four further topic areas: Media; Popular Culture; Healthy Living and Family Relationships. In year two (A2), the units include: Environment; Multicultural Society; Social Issues; and a cultural topic, such as a region of the country.

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Careers and Further Studies

Film Studies offers a worthwhile and enjoyable course of study, both for students with an interest in the subject and as preparation for higher education and employment.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

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Careers and Further Studies

A foreign language is an asset to any career, for example tourism, international banking and commerce. As well as pure language degrees there are numerous possible subject combinations with French at University.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

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Grade B or above in GCSE French.

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General Studies

Geography

Geology

The General Studies course helps students to broaden their Advanced Level programme. You can choose to study General Studies in addition to your four chosen AS Levels. This will be discussed at interview and should not be included on your application form. It covers contemporary issues: tensions in society; terrorism; religious and class differences; global warming; art and architecture; controversy in science; the power of advertising and many others. It cuts across the arts-science divide. Students gain knowledge, awareness and understanding of topics relevant to the world in which we live. The General Studies course will also help students to gain the Key Skills qualification. Students are expected to contribute to discussions during lessons and in turn develop their communication skills. Assessment of each of the four A Level units is by written examination.

Geography investigates the inter-relationships between people and the varied environments found across the Earth’s surface. In the first year (AS), we consider the challenges posed by headline global issues, such as natural hazards, climatic change, population migration and globalisation. We also look at coastal management, extreme weather, how locations are being rebranded and the contrasts in quality of life between urban and rural areas. In the second year (A2), the use, management and threats to vital resources such as energy, water and biodiversity are examined. Students will also choose a particular topic to research. Where possible, fieldwork will be used to supplement work done in the College and students will develop their skills in the collection, analysis and evaluation of data gathered by themselves in the field.

Careers and Further Studies

Geography provides a respected qualification for both higher education and a range of careers. Higher education courses in Geography, Earth Sciences, Geology, Environmental Sciences and many related subjects are all open to A Level Geography students. Career possibilities include planning, surveying, land-use and environmental management.

Geology is the science that deals with the study of the Earth. It is a broad subject that involves questions such as: • How and when was the Earth formed? • What is the Earth made of? • What may happen to the Earth in the future? To answer these questions, geologists need to be both scientists and detectives. Evidence left by events sometimes millions of years ago, must be obtained, analysed and compared with things happening today. In year one (AS), topics studied include: the structure of the Earth; earthquakes; geological structures and the rock cycle; igneous; sedimentary and metamorphic processes. In year two (A2), topics studied include the preservation of organisms as fossils, how the Earth has changed over time and economic and environmental geology. In both years, practical skills will be developed. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in fieldwork.

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Awareness of a wide range of current issues is useful when attending interviews for employment and higher education. This subject can also contribute points for both higher education entry and for employment. Evidence shows that total A Level points is one measure used by firms in selecting new employees. Many universities accept General Studies both as a main A Level and as a general contributor to make up UCAS points.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Maths and Geography.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

Students could progress to higher education. Career possibilities include the exploration, extraction and use of Earth resources, civil engineering, planning, surveying, land-use and environmental management and work in science-based industries.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Maths and Science.

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German

Government & Politics

This course is for students with a passion for the German language, have an understanding of the underpinning grammar and who wish to improve their command of German and study the culture of the country and its people. All the skills used at GCSE – listening, speaking, reading and writing – are developed further, enhancing students’ understanding and their response to authentic language materials. The AS and A2 Levels consist of two examinations, an oral and a mixed-skill paper, both examined externally. Weekly sessions include a 45-minute conversation session with a native German Assistant and listening practice in our state-ofthe-art language laboratory. Students study a variety of topics relevant to Germany and German-speaking countries. In year one (AS) study units consist of an initial transition module and four further topic areas: Media; Popular Culture; Healthy Living and Family Relationships. In year two (A2), the units include: Environment; Multicultural Society; Social Issues; and a cultural topic.

This course will appeal to students who enjoy debating current affairs and politics generally and wish to develop an understanding of the main issues and institutions that shape our world. In year one (AS), the two units of study concern themselves with questions about modern UK politics such as: • How democratic is the UK? • Has the UK Prime Minister become a President? • Is the House of Lords a ‘chamber of horrors’? • Should a referendum be used to decide if the UK should join the Euro? In year two (A2), the two units of study concern themselves with questions about Global Politics: • How have the events of ‘September 11’ changed international politics? • Why has there been concern about how to tackle climate change? • Should the European Union continue to accept new members? • What should be done to help poor countries?

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

A foreign language is an asset to any career, for example tourism, international banking and commerce. As well as pure language degrees there are numerous possible subject combinations with German at University.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE German.

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Careers and Further Studies

Students on this course have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. This subject combines well with a range of social science and humanities subjects to lead to university courses. Relevant career opportunities are in law, media, journalism, the civil service, local and central government.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

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History

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course This course will provide students interested in the past with the ideal opportunity to develop their existing interests and to explore some of the most exciting aspects of late modern history. In year one (AS), we will look at some of the key events, ideas, attitudes and beliefs that shaped the two superpowers of the twentieth century. After a study of the events and aftermath of the 1917 Russian revolutions, we will look at the US civil rights movements of the 1950s and 60s. The course will continue with an analysis of the impact of war on Britain between 1854 and 1929. In year two (A2), coursework is done on the stormy one hundred years of Anglo/Irish relations up to the conflict surrounding the creation of the Irish Free State in 1921. The course is completed by a study of German history from the Kaiser (1900) to the Fuhrer (1945). To what extent was Germany responsible for the outbreak of the First World War? How popular and efficient was the Nazi regime in the years 1933-39?

Careers and Further Studies

History is a good qualification for progression to higher education and most jobs in administration. History has particular value for those interested in law, publishing, teaching and journalism, or indeed any job in which an ability to evaluate evidence, analyse complex issues and communicate fluently and concisely is required.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE History (if taken).

Information & Communication Technology Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Computers continue to transform the ways in which we learn, communicate, do business, enjoy our leisure and live our everyday lives. This course examines the integration of computing into everyday life and investigates how computers can be applied in the resolution of problems. It aims to develop in students the ability to analyse, appraise and make critical judgements about the use of ICT-based systems. Students will gain an understanding of the role of people, technology and systems in organisations and be aware of the socio-economic, legal, ethical effects and consequences of the use of ICT. Practical skills developed will enable students to utilise the full facilities of various packages and bring together their knowledge and skills, allowing them to apply solutions to real-world problems. Students will undertake a substantial project at A2 Level.

Careers and Further Studies

This qualification will enable students to progress at a higher level in ICT-related subjects and will complement many other curriculum areas.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Maths. GCSE ICT or equivalent would be an advantage.

Law

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course This course will appeal to students who have a keen interest in the legal system and in finding out how it works. In year one (AS), the two study units concern themselves with questions such as: • How is law made and interpreted? • Are there alternatives to Civil Courts? • Why do we have two kinds of lawyers: barristers and solicitors? In year two (A2), the two study units concern themselves with the differences between murder and manslaughter and questions such as: • What is the difference between theft, robbery and burglary? • What is the relationship between law and morals or justice? The courses encourage students to develop an understanding of legal issues, to debate issues in class and to read widely. Students are also required to take a critical view of the law.

Careers and Further Studies

Law offers students access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. It combines well with most other subject areas and can lead to university courses, including a Law degree. Law is useful for careers in banking, insurance, media, the police, civil service, management and administration, and the legal profession.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Law (if taken).

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APPRENTICE

“I am employed at Southend United as part of my Apprenticeship and I really enjoy being part of the community and gaining valuable coaching experience. I have always wanted to be a coach at a professional club. The course was highly recommended to me by previous students and I enjoy the friendly atmosphere and effective working environment at Seevic College.” Connor Chilvers, Canvey Island Activity Leadership Apprentice

Mathematics (Double)

Mathematics (Single)

Double Mathematics is a very useful course for students interested in studying mathematics, economics, computer science, engineering or any of the sciences at university. It provides essential background for success on application to Oxford or Cambridge. The course involves two A Levels in Mathematics and Further Mathematics. The first year of the course covers the same content as the AS Mathematics as well as the modules for AS Further Mathematics. AS Further Mathematics modules will be Mechanics, Further Pure 1, and Statistics 1. The pattern of tuition and learning, in terms of classwork and homework, is similar to the Single Mathematics course, but the volume of work is greater. Students need a graphics calculator – Texas Ti-83 is recommended. In year two, the Further Mathematics modules are chosen from Further Pure 2, Statistics 2, Statistics 3, Differential Equations, Mechanics 2, Decision 2 and Numerical Methods. There is also an opportunity to enter for the STEP 1 paper.

Mathematics is a vital subject for students interested in any of the sciences or engineering. It is a distinct advantage for students of economics, accountancy, computing, psychology, business studies and geography. Methods used in Mathematics are effective in many contexts. Using calculus, for example, you can find the flight path of a rocket or the most economic design for packaging. In year one (AS), students will extend the range of mathematical techniques they acquired during GCSE studies. They will also study Decision Maths. In year two (A2), the study modules build on the techniques gained in year one. The course aims to enable students to read and comprehend examples of the application of mathematics as presented in mathematical articles. Statistics is also studied. Classes generate mathematical problems to be solved as homework. There is practical work using computers and graphics calculators. Students need a graphics calculator – Texas Ti-83 is recommended for A2.

Careers and Further Studies

Careers and Further Studies

General Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements

Specific Entry Requirements

Specific Entry Requirements

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Double Mathematics touches work that is usually met in first year degree courses in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Physics and Engineering, giving students proposing to study these subjects a flying start. Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week. A or above in GCSE Maths (Higher Tier).

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Mathematics plays a significant part in many careers. These include: accountancy; air traffic control; architecture; armed forces; banking; computing; economics; engineering; medicine; and sciences of all types. Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week. B or above in GCSE Maths (Higher Tier).

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Media Production

Media Production

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course

This is a two-year programme that can be taken in place of one A Level. Choosing Interactive Media alongside your A Level programme will give you an understanding of the practical skills and knowledge needed to begin professional work in the media production industry, with a specific focus on the Web Design elements of the Adobe Creative Suite including Flash and Dreamweaver. This course is designed to be adaptable to your abilities and needs. There are two core units, one mandatory specialist unit, plus a choice of three specialist units (totaling 360 guided learning hours over two years). The structure of the course allows you to focus on your interests or introduce yourself to new areas, for example: • Stop Motion Animation Production • Web Animation for Interactive Media • Digital Graphics for Interactive Media

This is a two-year programme that can be taken in place of one A Level. Choosing Interactive Media alongside your A Level programme will give you an understanding of the practical skills and knowledge needed to begin professional work in the media production industry, with a specific focus on the Graphic Design Elements of the Adobe Creative Suite including PhotoShop and Illustrator. It will take two academic years to complete this course; it is designed to be adaptable to your abilities and needs. There are two core units, one mandatory specialist unit, plus a choice of three specialist units (totaling 360 guided learning hours over two years). The structure of the course allows you to focus on your interests or introduce yourself to new areas, for example: • Producing Print-Based Media • Page Layout and Design • Digital Graphics for Print

(Interactive Media)

Careers and Further Studies

With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment or pursue higher study at university. Successful candidates can go on to explore various positions, all of which will benefit from your studies, for example: Animator; Computer Games Designer; Graphic Designer; Internet/ Web Professional; and Multimedia Designer.

General Entry Requirements

These qualifications will normally be taken as part of an A Level programme. Students will usually take one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in place of one A Level. You will also need to commit to an additional 4 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Media (if taken).

(Print-Based Media)

Careers and Further Studies

With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment or pursue higher study at university. Successful candidates can go on to explore various positions, all of which will benefit from your studies, for example: • Print production planner • Advertising copywriter • Internet/web professional

General Entry Requirements

These qualifications will normally be taken as part of an A Level programme. Students will usually take one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in place of one A Level. You will also need to commit to an additional 4 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Media (if taken).

Media Studies Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

There has been a significant increase in the growth of the media’s role in our daily lives. Due to this, a variety of skills are needed to fully explore and enjoy the dynamic range of media texts. Increased access to digital media offers us new opportunities for creativity and self-expression. Through a variety of approaches, this subject will enable students to develop their enjoyment of media texts, in addition to developing a framework for critical analysis of their meanings and contexts. This subject offers students the opportunity to look at the role the media plays in their own lives on a daily basis. Production work is an important component of Media Studies in both years (AS and A2). The purpose of production work is for students to put theory into practice, by demonstrating knowledge and understanding of technical skills in their own media productions, as well as to engage them in creative, imaginative and aesthetic activity.

Careers and Further Studies

Media Studies provides an excellent foundation for further study in media-related courses in higher education, and for a range of related subject areas in the arts and humanities. Both the AS and A2 Level offer opportunities for a satisfying and coherent course of study on their own. The ability to think critically about the media is an important life skill for the modern citizen.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Media (if taken).

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Performance Studies

Performing Arts (Acting)

Performing Arts (Dance)

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course

Performance Studies is the study of dance, drama and music and how they combine to make performance. The course gives students the opportunity to study different styles of performance with a particular focus on physical theatre, specifically contemporary Dance/ Theatre practice and to look at the cultural and social context of the work studied. Students will explore a range of skills in each art form developing an understanding of how they can work together through practical performance experience and written examinations. The course offers the opportunity to create individual work and also study and perform the work of professional practitioners. Students build up their knowledge of performance through participation in workshops and trips to see productions.

This is a two-year programme that can be taken in place of one A Level. This course is aimed specifically at those with a practical interest in acting. If you have already had performing experience or have enjoyed the practical aspects of GCSE Drama, then this course would be ideal. The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is the equivalent of one A Level. It consists of six modular units studied over the two years and would be taken alongside one of A Level Drama, Dance or Performance Studies as part of an A Level programme. The focus of this course will be practical, however, excellent organisational skills will be required in order to complete the necessary written assignments. There will be regular opportunities to see live performances and events at a number of exciting London venues.

This is a two-year programme that can be taken in place of one A Level. These courses are aimed specifically at those with a practical interest in dance who are looking for a career in dance performance, choreography or dance teaching. If you have already had dancing experience, or are studying for Dance GCSE, then this course would be ideal. The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is the equivalent of one A Level. It consists of six modular units studied over the two years and would be taken as part of an A Level programme which can also include A Level Dance. The focus of this course will be practical, however, excellent organisational skills will be required in order to complete the necessary written assignments. There will be regular opportunities to see live performances and events at a number of exciting London venues.

Careers and Further Studies

Careers and Further Studies

General Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements

Specific Entry Requirements

Special Entry Requirements

Careers and Further Studies

This course supports entry into higher education either at degree level or at a Performing Arts College. It also supports entry directly into employment. Career options include professional performer, arts management, community arts, social work, teaching, arts therapy or work in the media. This course would be an advantage to anyone needing effective communication skills in any career area.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

This course can lead to further study of Acting or Performing Arts at Drama school or university. Career choices include working as a performer, actor/actress, stagehand, entertainer or teacher. These qualifications will normally be taken as part of an A Level programme. Students will usually take one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in place of one A Level. You will also need to commit to an additional 4 hours of study per week. C or above in GCSE Drama plus a successful audition.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Drama, Music or Dance.

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This course can lead to further study of Dance or Performing Arts at accredited vocational colleges or university. Career choices include working as a performer, choreographer or teacher. These qualifications will normally be taken as part of an A Level programme. Students will usually take one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in place of one A Level. You will also need to commit to an additional 4 hours of study per week. C or above in GCSE Dance and/or a certificate in Dance Proficiency at Grade IV (any style) plus a successful audition.

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Performing Arts

Philosophy

Physical Education

Philosophy is the investigation of some of the vital issues underlying our existence and social life, such as: • Is all knowledge ‘learned’ or is some already ‘programmed’ in our minds? • Can we always (or ever) trust our senses not to deceive us? This is a highly academic course that will appeal to students who are prepared to read, evaluate and theorise about fundamental assumptions within our world. It encourages students to analyse everyday assumptions and express informed opinions when defending their positions. Students will learn what key philosophers have to say on these issues and what the criticisms are. In year one (AS), students will study various topics which will include key approaches in epistemology, the genetic basis of behaviour, reason, experience and justification, God and The World, the debate over Free Will and Determinism. In the second year (A2), students will study a philosophical text and further themes such as metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind which will deal with questions such as: • Do we have a separate ‘mind’ or are we just a physical entity?

This is an ideal course for students who have an interest and ability in practical performance, coaching, officiating and the theoretical aspects of sport. The course provides students with the opportunity to select from a very wide range of physical activities, encouraging students to engage in and promote a physically active lifestyle. At AS and A2, students look at scientific and socio-cultural aspects of Sport and Physical Education and how this theoretical work is related to performance. The practical element is an integral part of both years and enables students to gain credit for their sporting, coaching or officiating skills. Entry onto sport supplementary courses will be discussed at interview. More information is available on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk under this course listing.

These qualifications will normally be taken as part of an A Level programme. Students will usually take one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in place of one A Level. You will also need to commit to an additional 4 hours of study per week.

Careers and Further Studies

Specific Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

(Physical Theatre)

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course This is a two-year programme that can be taken in place of one A Level. This course is aimed specifically at those with a practical interest in contemporary performance. If you have already had performing experience or have enjoyed the practical aspects of GCSE Drama or Dance, then this course would be ideal. The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is the equivalent of one A Level. It consists of six modular units studied over the two years and would be taken alongside one of A Level Drama, Dance or Performance Studies as part of an A Level programme. The focus of this course will be practical, however, excellent organisational skills will be required in order to complete the necessary written assignments. There will be regular opportunities to see live performances and events at a number of exciting London venues.

Careers and Further Studies

This course can lead to further study of Live and Performing Arts at Drama school or university. Career choices include working as a dancer, circus performer, entertainer, actor/actress or teacher.

General Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Drama or Dance plus a successful audition.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

The career intentions of any student will benefit from this course, as it will demonstrate the ability to think logically and be analytical.

General Entry Requirements

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

The course provides an excellent foundation for candidates intending to pursue careers in teaching, coaching, sports development, the leisure industry, recreational management, the health and fitness industry and professional sport.

General Entry Requirements

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Science, together with a commitment to training or an interest in coaching outside the curriculum.

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Physics

Psychology

Religious Studies

Physics is the study of the nature of the universe from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the structure of the most distant galaxies and everything in-between. The course is modular; two theory units in each year and one practical assessment unit each year. Unit 1 – Matter and sub-atomic particles, wave-particle duality, electricity. Unit 2 – Mechanics, motion and materials. Unit 3 – Investigative and practical skills in which students’ experimental skills are assessed throughout the course, a specified practical task is carried out and a written examination is taken. Unit 4 – Fields – gravitational, electric and magnetic fields, further mechanics, momentum, circular motion and oscillations. Unit 5 – Radioactivity and the random nature of radioactive decay, nuclear instability and nuclear energy. Classical concepts of energy and matter are also covered. Unit 5 also includes an optional component. Unit 5C – Practical unit, same pattern as Unit 3.

Psychology looks at a range of aspects of human behaviour in a scientific way. This course looks at psychologists’ ideas about why people behave in the way that they do and at research studies that provide evidence of how people behave. In the course, students will study: • Social Psychology – Why do we obey? • Developmental Psychology – how babies bond with their parents • Cognitive Psychology – how we process information e.g. memory • Biological Psychology – the interaction between our brain and our mind, with questions such as: Why do we sleep? • Abnormal Psychology – which examines a range of disorders and therapies Students will learn about designing research and analysing data, with the opportunity to design and carry out their own research studies.

This course will appeal to students who are prepared to analyse, investigate and evaluate the fundamental beliefs and values of religion and society. It encourages the ability to express an informed and scholarly opinion on a range of issues. Students will learn what key philosophers had to say on the issues studied and the criticisms surrounding them. The study modules focus on the Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics. In year one (AS), students will study the Philosophy of Religion, beginning with Ancient Greeks and leading up to medieval arguments for the existence of God as well as considering the various challenges to belief. Under Religious Ethics, students evaluate ethical theory and practice. In year two (A2), under Philosophy of Religion, study includes topics such as ‘life after death’. Under Religious Ethics, topics include scholarly arguments on whether humans have ‘freedom’ to choose how they behave, or are ‘predestined’ to be the way they are.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

Physics opens a door to many career opportunities including engineering, medicine, research, the armed forces, law, banking and commerce.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

B or above in GCSE Maths and BB or above in GCSE Double Applied Science or Core plus Additional Science.

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Careers and Further Studies

Psychology combines well with a range of subjects, including arts and sciences. It is a good academic A Level for progression to higher education and is an accepted entry qualification for many careers. It is particularly useful for careers that involve working with people, such as nursing, teaching, social work, the police and prison service, personnel or marketing.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements C or above in GCSE Maths.

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Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

Religious Studies is an academic subject and a useful qualification for entry into higher education, presenting evidence of skills in reasoning and analysis. The knowledge and skills acquired are transferable for many careers.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

A LEVELS & BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMAS

Science (Applied Science)

Sociology

Spanish

This course is the perfect follow-on to GCSE Applied Science, and is ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in science. Applied Science is a mixture of all three major sciences and all disciplines are taught. The course is practical-based with two out of three units in each year being coursework, and one exam. In year one (AS), the course covers science at work, an investigation in chemistry, including laboratory analysis techniques and energy transfers in living and non-living systems. In year two (A2), the course will include a major scientific investigation and a choice of optional units. The options cover aspects of medicine, pathology, ecology, industrial chemistry and pharmacology. The ideal candidate for this course has an interest in all forms of science, an inquisitive and enquiring mind, always wants to know ‘why’ and prefers coursework to exams.

Sociology will appeal to students who are interested in social issues. It explores many aspects of social life and provides a framework for understanding different explanations of human behaviour. Students will have the opportunity to look at a number of studies carried out by sociologists. In year one (AS), topics are selected from: Family & Households; Health; Education; Wealth, Poverty & Welfare and Research Methods. New terms and concepts will be explained and a variety of teaching methods will be used to illustrate relevant material. In year two (A2), topics include Beliefs in Society, Crime & Deviance, Theory & Methods and the Nature of Social ‘Facts’.

This course is for students with a passion for the Spanish language, have an understanding of the underpinning grammar and who wish to improve their command of Spanish and study the culture of the country and its people. All the skills used at GCSE – listening, speaking, reading and writing – are developed further, enhancing students’ existing understanding and their response to authentic language materials. The AS and A2 Levels consist of two examinations, an oral and a mixed-skill paper, both examined externally. Weekly sessions include a 45-minute conversation session with a native Spanish Assistant and listening practice in our state-ofthe-art language laboratory. Students study a wide variety of topics relevant to Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. In year one (AS) study units consist of an initial transition module and four further topic areas: Media; Popular Culture; Healthy Living and Family Relationships. In year two (A2), the units include: Environment; Multicultural Society; Social Issues; and a cultural topic, such as a region of the country.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

This course is particularly good for anyone considering a career in a practical science field. The Applied Science A Level gives a solid foundation for employment in a variety of scientific fields.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Maths and CC or above in GCSE Applied Science or Core plus Additional Science.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

Sociology combines well with a range of AS/A2 Levels from the fields of arts, languages, humanities or sciences. It is a popular choice at university, either as a Single Honours or as part of a combined degree. It is also a suitable subject for courses that lead into social work, nursing or the teaching profession. Other career possibilities include the media, marketing, business administration and personnel.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

A foreign language is an asset to any career, for example tourism, international banking and commerce. As well as pure language degrees there are numerous possible subject combinations with Spanish at university.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Spanish.

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ART & DESIGN, MEDIA & PERFORMING ARTS BTECs, APPRENTICESHIPS & DIPLOMAS Art & Design, Media & Performing Arts courses at Seevic College will interest you if you are creative, imaginative and have an interest in analysing and discussing ideas and concepts. For all our courses you will need a good level of English and be able to research, analyse and evaluate the work of fellow students and established practitioners.

Students on our Performing Arts courses take part in drama, dance and music workshops, performances and assignments to improve skills in classic and contemporary styles. We hold audition technique classes in all performance genres and work on theatre in education projects to give a well-rounded perspective on the subject.

Whichever course you choose, studying at Seevic College will enable you to become an individual and independent learner.

As well as our well-stocked College Library, students have access to art materials, a dark room, specialist studios, etching and printing equipment, sewing machines, kilns, and a range of specialist cameras. Students have the opportunity to develop skills using industry software including Adobe premium suite 3, Final Cut Express, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver.

We offer a wide range of learning activities for Art & Design students, including sculpture, graphics, advertising, fashion, fine art, animation, textiles, photography, printmaking, exhibiting, marketing and self-promotion. We organise regular gallery and exhibition visits, including some international trips. Media students participate in a mixture of practical and analytical tasks. These range from planning and producing magazines, photography, advertising, music videos and experimental films to researching and analysing existing texts, films and advertising campaigns.

Performing Arts students have access to excellent facilities for rehearsals and performances, including two performance rooms with cushioned flooring, a large dance space with a sprung floor and mirrors, an amphitheatre that can be changed into many staging configurations, music recording facilities and a good selection of musical instruments.

We offer a range of courses to help you progress from Level 2 to Level 3, enter higher education to study for a Foundation Diploma or a degree in an art, design or a media-related subject. Our Arts courses can lead to a wide range of careers, including fashion, advertising, graphic design, fine art, photography, architecture, landscape design, media, sculpture, set, prop or costume design, make up and prosthetics, teaching, art therapy, events management, animation, web design, game design, illustration, gallery management and art restoration. Our Media courses prepare people to work in the magazine and newspaper industry, TV and film production, radio, advertising, marketing and PR, web design or other creative industries such as fashion, graphics and photography. Our Performing Arts students have taken many different paths after College, including going to university to study performance at degree level and entering drama and dance schools. Career options after College include drama therapy, theatre in education, teaching, working for professional dance companies, becoming a performance practitioner or a public speaker. 47

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“I am currently in my third year at Norwich University College of the Arts studying for a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. I also do freelance web and graphic design for artists and galleries. I learnt a lot at Seevic, went on a trip to New York, met new people and made friends for life.” Joseph Lang, Norfolk The Deanes School

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Art & Design Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course

The BTEC Diploma in Art & Design is a practical, work-related course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Under the support and guidance of a team of specialist Art & Design lecturing staff, students will study and work in fully equipped studios. An extended project enables students to learn more about a specialist area including Graphic Design, Fine Art or Textiles. The course is assessed by a range of methods: projects, case studies and coursework. Students undertake a number of visits throughout the course to art galleries and museums and other places of interest. Students will also take part in a group project which is a vital part of the course. The central aims of the course are to develop creative ability; drawing and designing skills; and improve levels of communication and presentational skills.

Careers and Further Studies

A BTEC Diploma prepares students for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as the Level 3 BTECs in Art & Design, Graphic Design, Textiles or Photography at Seevic College.

General Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

E or above in GCSE English Language, D or above in GCSE Art or similar. In exceptional cases, students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic flair by submitting a portfolio.

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Art & Design (Graphic Design)

Level 3, BTEC Diploma Two-year course This is a two-year programme that can be combined with an optional AS Level in year one for suitably qualified candidates (this option will be discussed at interview). Graphic Design is a broad and exciting way of earning a living; it embraces modern technology and plays a key role within our society. The full award is equivalent to two A Levels. During the course you will improve your drawing skills, develop your understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, generate ideas and concepts and communicate these to specific audiences. Projects will include: layout; typography and packaging; advertising and logo design; animation; and book illustration. The course will include a number of live assignments and visits to exhibitions and professional studios. All students will have the opportunity to show their work in Seevic College’s annual Art & Design Show. This course is suitable for students with an artistic flair, interested in learning more about the creative and practical side of Graphic Design and Illustration.

Careers and Further Studies

This course will let you build on the essential skills, techniques, attitudes and understanding to start as a successful professional or move on to further study. It is the ideal route into a wide range of design-related degrees at university or art college in subjects such as: Graphic Design; Illustration; Digital Animation; or Multimedia.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 8 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

D or above in GCSE English Language, C or above in GCSE Art and/or Graphics plus a successful portfolio interview.

ART & DESIGN, MEDIA & PERFORMING ARTS

Art & Design

Art & Design

Level 3, BTEC Diploma Two-year course

Level 3, BTEC Diploma Two-year course

This is a two-year programme that can be combined with an optional AS Level in year one for suitably qualified candidates (this option will be discussed at interview). Photography is a rapidly changing cutting-edge discipline with many applications in the advertising, publishing, print and new media industries. The full award is equivalent to two A Levels. You will learn to use appropriate techniques to create photographic work in many contexts including: Editorial; Documentary; and Fine Art. The course will include a number of educational visits to exhibitions of contemporary photography, professional studios, photographic agencies and relevant locations for thematic study. All students will have the opportunity to show their work in Seevic College’s annual Photography Show. To be successful you will require a lively and enquiring mind, a growing interest in photography, fine art, graphic design and media, a willingness to explore new ideas and a developing ability to communicate your ideas effectively.

This is a two-year programme that can be combined with an optional AS Level in year one for suitably qualified candidates (this option will be discussed at interview). Textile Design is a creative and versatile discipline with many applications in the fashion, furnishing and retail industries. The full award is equivalent to two A Levels. You will learn to use appropriate techniques to create printed, dyed and constructed textiles for garments, accessories, decorative artefacts and interior design. The course will include a number of educational visits to exhibitions of contemporary textiles, fashion shows and relevant areas for thematic study. All students will have the opportunity to show their work in Seevic College’s annual Fashion Show. To be successful you will require a lively and enquiring mind, a growing interest in art, fashion, textiles and design, a willingness to explore new ideas and a developing ability to communicate your ideas effectively.

Careers and Further Studies

This course will let you build on the essential skills, techniques, attitudes and understanding to start as a successful professional or move on to further study. It is the ideal route into a wide range of design-related degrees at university or art college in subjects such as: Textile or Interior Design; Fashion Design; Marketing and Merchandising; or Theatre and Costume Design.

(Photography)

This course will let you build on the essential skills, techniques, attitudes and understanding to start as a successful professional or move on to further study. It is the ideal route into a wide range of design-related degrees at university or art college in subjects such as: Photography; Film and Video Production; Advertising; Games Development; and Digital Animation.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 8 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

D or above in GCSE English Language, C or above in GCSE Art and/or Photography plus a successful portfolio interview.

(Textiles)

Careers and Further Studies

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 8 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

D or above in GCSE English Language, C or above in GCSE Art and/or Textiles plus a successful portfolio interview.

Art & Design

Level 3, Extended Diploma Two-year course Art & Design is a fascinating, exciting and rewarding way of earning a living, and modern society cannot function without it. This course will involve drawing, historical studies, exploring materials, developing ideas and concepts and visual communication. Specialist units include: Graphics; Photography; Animation; Fashion; Textiles and Fine Art (Painting, Printing and Sculpture). Throughout the two-year programme, students will complete a range of projects and assignments which will be assessed via portfolios of work. An overall grade is awarded at the end of the course following external assessment of a Final Major Project. Visits to national art galleries form part of the curriculum and students will benefit from a residential trip in their first year. Live projects and links with local artists/designers and galleries will enhance the learning experience. A variety of practising professional artists and designers deliver aspects of the curriculum. Students must have an enthusiastic interest in Art & Design which should be demonstrated at interview.

Careers and Further Studies

This course is the ideal route into a wide range of design-related degrees or Foundation degrees at university or art College in subjects such as: Fashion and Textiles; Graphic Design; Fine Art; Illustration; Multimedia or Photography. Students who wish to enter employment directly, could work in a design-related industry, such as Fashion, Graphic Design or 3D Design.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

D or above in GCSE English Language, C or above in GCSE Art plus a successful portfolio interview.

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BENFLEET CAMPUS STUDENT

Media

Media Production

This course provides students with an opportunity to work on practical media projects and learn how media institutions operate. Students will gain a broad understanding of how the media industries work, the products they make and how they are employed. The course includes three core units which include: Introduction to the Media Industries; Research for Media Production; and Introduction to Media Audiences and Products. Students will also study specialist units, which will focus on: Audio; Advertising; Web Authoring and Factual Production. Students are assessed by a combination of internal marking and are subject to external verification. Most of the assessments are practical assignments, produced throughout the course.

This course offers students a challenging and stimulating introduction to this expanding field. They will get a good grounding in the skills used in a range of media-related areas including television, film, publishing and animation. The course has particular reference to writing, editing and filming for production. The work is accomplished using excellent facilities including digital video and audio editing suites, a photographic studio and a digital stills imaging suite. Students will have support from a team of specialised media tutors and facilitators. Students also study and practice the vital media skills of managing productions, working in teams, researching, interviewing and presenting. Underpinning the vocational side of the course is the analytical study of Media Products, Media industries and media audiences to enable learners to start building the technical skills and knowledge relevant to a variety of sectors of the media industry. Coursework assignments include the planning and production of an advertising campaign, location assignments, producing films, documentaries and other production projects.

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course

Careers and Further Studies

“I love the whole individuality that we’re allowed to portray in our work especially in subjects like Textiles and Graphics. Seevic has opened my eyes to what I can really achieve.” Dannika Jeffery, Canvey Island St Clere’s School

A BTEC Diploma prepares students for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as the more specialist Extended Diploma in Media Production at Seevic College.

General Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

E or above in GCSE English Language.­­­

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

Opportunities for work in the media industries are intensely competitive, but students have found that this qualification prepares them for a variety of vocational contexts, as well as equipping them with the study skills required for higher education.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE English Language and D or above in GCSE Maths.

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ART & DESIGN, MEDIA & PERFORMING ARTS

Performing Arts (Performance)

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course This course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the field of Performing Arts. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills across the following disciplines – Music, Dance and Acting. Study will combine both practical and theoretical elements, providing a base for a future career in the industry. All the subjects will work together to combine a solid foundation – giving students the practical skills to perform and stage a variety of performances. During the year, students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities to the full. The course is made up of core units that give students fundamental performance skills, and specialist units, that enable in-depth study. These will include: Devising and Performing Plays; Performing Dance; Working as a Musical Ensemble and The Performing Arts Business. Students will need to be prepared to write about and discuss their ideas as well as perform.

Careers and Further Studies

This course provides an excellent opportunity to give students an insight into their chosen career and a springboard to the next step. Whether they intend to stay in education to go onto the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts at Seevic College, or go straight into employment, this course will provide the basics to help them achieve.

General Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Performing Arts

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course This course is aimed at students who are primarily interested in gaining practical skills and experience prior to joining the Performing Arts industry. The units on the course have been devised to give a balanced programme for skills development in drama, dance and music; in addition, students will fully participate in all aspects of production and administration. Students will have the opportunity to perform in a wide variety of productions, including Improvisation and Variety, Theatre for Children, as well as Jazz and Tap Dance. Regular trips and workshops are organised including trips to London theatres and an optional visit to ‘Disneyland Paris’ to explore behind the scenes.

Careers and Further Studies

Students who enjoy working in a team will find that this course is the ideal springboard for training at degree level or for entrance to professional schools for the performing arts. It could also lead to direct employment in the Performing Arts and Entertainment industry or any career where excellent communication skills are required.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE English Language and Drama (or similar subject). In addition, applicants must be successful at audition. Entry to the appropriate level of qualification will be determined at interview/audition.

Specific Entry Requirements

E or above in GCSE English Language. GCSE Drama/similar preferred.

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BUSINESS, FINANCE & TOURISM

BTECs, APPRENTICESHIPS & DIPLOMAS Studying a Business, Finance or Tourism course at Seevic College is a step in the right direction if you aspire to work in the commercial sector. Whether you prefer figures, reading, or wish to travel we have courses to suit your needs. Whatever your interest or ability, our courses can help you to unlock your potential and boost your earning power. People with good business skills are in high demand and well rewarded in all sectors. Courses on offer include Accounting, Administration, Business, Customer Service, Marketing & Communications, Secretarial/Personal Assistant, Secretarial/Personal Assistant (Legal), Team Leading and Travel & Tourism. Each of these courses has been developed to offer you a unique learning experience and give you the opportunity to build up appropriate skills for future employment. At the same time, all our courses can be used as a step towards higher qualifications.

Each course is unique and designed to meet your expectations. Some courses include practical elements. Students on all courses have access to a range of resources including Seevic College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), other IT facilities, our extensive College Library and many other resources. You will also benefit from expert tuition from our team of dedicated tutors, who use a range of techniques including one-to-one support and ‘stretch and challenge’ activities.

Whatever your reason for choosing a Business course, you will develop abilities that are valued by employers and colleagues, build on your transferable skills and gain qualifications. All of these are advantages in a competitive work environment.

All our courses help you to progress from Level 2 to Level 4, as well as prepare you to start university degree courses or enter the world of work. Our courses lay the foundations for employment from a wide range of business sectors, including banking, insurance, the travel and tourism industry, retail, accountancy, civil service and management.

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FORMER STUDENT

“After College I went to work at the Bank of England and am now working as an Events Manager. Whilst I was at Seevic I was diagnosed with dyslexia and throughout my three years there they helped me develop strategies and learning techniques, which I still use today.� Hannah Graham, Thundersley The King John School

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Accounting (AAT)

Accounting (AAT)

This is an ideal course for students who are interested in pursuing a career as an accountant or in finance. Apprentices are likely to be working as an account assistant, credit control clerk or general financial assistant. You will need to be good at working with numbers and have natural business and commercial acumen. Good communication skills and attention to detail are also important. It is likely that information you will be dealing with will be sensitive and confidential therefore you should be trustworthy and honest. You are likely to be learning how to balance accounts, process invoices and payments, prepare financial returns, monitor petty cash and bills and write summary financial reports. If you work in a small business you are likely to be doing a bit of everything! Larger organisations will have specialist teams focusing on different aspects of accounting. You will achieve an NVQ 2 Accounting Qualification and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and Level 2 in English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

This is a one-year course that is designed for students who want to work in the field of Finance such as Banking, Insurance, Finance offices, Business and Commerce. AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is a professional body that is supported by over 30,000 employers worldwide and offers the fastest route to becoming a Chartered Accountant. Students will study seven units, which include: Preparing Ledger Balances & Initial Trial Balances; Recording Income & Receipts and Making & Recording Payments.

Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be Maths, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

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Level 2, Certificate One-year course

Careers and Further Studies

On completion of the Foundation Level, students can progress onto the next level, Intermediate Level 3. On completion of Level 3, students can progress onto the final Level, Technician Level 4. Once Level 4 is completed, students can practice as Accountants, work in the field of Finance or pursue further studies to become a Chartered Accountant. Students can also go to university with possible exemptions in the first and/or second year.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade D or above including English Language and Maths.

BUSINESS, FINANCE & TOURISM

Accounting (AAT) Level 3, Diploma One-year course

This course is designed for students who want to work in the field of Finance such as Banking, Insurance, Finance offices, Business and Commerce. AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is a professional body that is supported by over 30,000 employers worldwide and offers the fastest route to becoming a Chartered Accountant. Students will learn how to prepare final accounts including Profit & Loss and Balance Sheets, maintain cost accounting records and prepare reports and VAT returns.

Careers and Further Studies

On completion of the Intermediate Level students can progress on to the final level, Technician Level 4. Once Level 4 is completed students can practice as Accountants, work in the field of finance or pursue further studies to become a Chartered Accountant. Students can also go to university with possible exemptions in the first and/or second year.

General Entry Requirements

Completion of AAT Foundation or four GCSEs at grade B or above including Maths and English Language.

Administration

Level 3, OCR Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) Two-year course This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in an office environment. It is a two-year advanced programme accredited by OCR. The course aim is to gain an understanding of how the business world operates, the ability to organise and make decisions and to develop advanced IT skills, all of which are essential for those working in the administrative field. This practical course will provide all the knowledge and skills essential for an administrative career, whether locally or in the City. Also included is detailed interview preparation which culminates in an interview day carried out by professionals in the world of business. Students interested in a career within the legal field will be able to take a pathway that includes ILEX Law. All students may also, if qualified, take an A Level. This will be discussed at interview.

Careers and Further Studies

Students will be able to apply for a variety of administrative positions within a wide range of organisations, both locally and in London.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above, which should include English Language or a related vocational qualification at Merit level, plus GCSE English Language at grade C or above. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Advice & Guidance Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

Many jobs include giving some form of advice and guidance to others. This could be working within a bank, building society, information centre or call centre. You will need to be a good communicator and be able to listen carefully to people’s individual requirements. You will need to draw upon your knowledge and understanding of the products and services available within your company to answer the customer’s questions and advise accordingly. You may be providing advice and guidance in person or over the telephone. Providing excellent customer service to a range of different customers will be important. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Advice and Guidance and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and Level 2 in English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

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NEW CAMPUS BASILDON STUDENT

“I’m studying a Level 2 BTEC in Health & Social Care at New Campus Basildon. With the help of New Campus Basildon I secured work experience at Basildon Hospital and have just been offered a permanent position as a Health Care Support worker.“ Tom Norris, Basildon St Thomas More High School For more information about New Campus Basildon call 01268 882 622 or visit www.newcampusbasildon.ac.uk

Business

Business

The Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Business offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge of the business environment and will help students prepare for a variety of different forms of employment in the modern business world. The course encompasses a wide range of business disciplines and will help develop the student’s skills, knowledge and understanding that are vital within today’s modern business environment. The course examines and evaluates all aspects of the modern business world and draws upon students’ own experiences. It is vocational in its nature and relates to the most modern business concepts. All units are portfolio-based. Assessment will take the form of a variety of formats including report writing, time constrained assessments, posters, presentations, formal short tests and role play. Lessons will make full use of independent learning facilities, guest speakers and visits to industry, where appropriate. Students will go on work experience for a period of two weeks during the year.

This qualification provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills on a wide range of business subjects and provides the opportunity for progression into higher education. The course makes an ideal choice for those students looking to pursue a career in the modern business world, possibly in a management level role. The course will be both challenging and exciting and will certainly appeal to students who wish to develop entrepreneurial skills.

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course

Careers and Further Studies

Students will develop a good foundation knowledge of business enabling them to progress to employment, and with a Merit grade could progress to a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Seevic College.

General Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

E or above in GCSE English Language.

This course is also offered at New Campus Basildon, please see page 6.

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Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

Excellent opportunity to progress into higher education or a career in the modern business world.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE English Language. A C or above in GCSE Maths is desirable.

The Level 3 Diploma in Business is offered at New Campus Basildon, please see page 6.

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Business & Administration Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This is an ideal course for students who are interested in working within a business as an administrative assistant, secretary or clerical assistant. You will need to have good organisational skills, good communication skills both verbal and written, good IT skills and be committed and methodical in your approach to work. The exact nature of your work will depend on the organisation within which you are working, but is likely to include working within a team and supporting the general administration of activities. This could be planning meetings, setting up agendas and typing up minutes, preparing information using Excel, PowerPoint or Word, sorting the daily post, faxing and photocopying documents and filing information. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Business Administration, Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and at Level 2 in English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

Business, Administration & Finance Level 3, Advanced Diploma Two-year course

The new Business, Administration & Finance (BAF) Advanced Diploma combines theoretical study with work-related practical experience and work experience. It will teach you how to assess business opportunities and help you develop the skills you need to succeed in any organisation whether you hope to be an entrepreneur or an employee. It will give you an opportunity to develop personal skills such as problem-solving, decision-making and effective communication. You will also learn how to work in a team and the skills behind communicating with colleagues and customers. 

Careers and Further Studies

On completion of the Advanced Diploma, students can progress on to many university programmes or pursue employment.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements C or above in GCSE Maths.

Customer Service Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This is an ideal course for students who enjoy working with people and providing good levels of service at all times. Customer service is important as businesses become more competitive and customers’ expectations increase. It is often down to good customer service that people return to businesses again. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, will be essential as well as a positive outlook. Good listening skills and the desire to help people will also be important. Jobs that require customer service skills are wide and varied but may include meeting and greeting customers, answering the phone, responding to telephone calls and queries and giving general advice and guidance. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Customer Service, Certificate in Customer Service Level 2 and Functional Skills at Level 1 in English, Maths and IT. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

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BENFLEET CAMPUS STUDENT

“Government and Politics is one of my favourite subjects as I love knowing what is going on in the world and why.“ Emma Blackery, Basildon The Bromfords School

Legal Secretaries Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This is an ideal course for students who would like to work in an office in a busy law firm. You will need to have excellent communication skills, typing skills, good telephone manner and be very well organised. You will be expected to work as part of a team and be able to work on your own. You will type documents and letters, make telephone calls, do filing and assist a number of lawyers with administrative duties. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Business and Administration and a level 2 Certificate for legal secretaries and functional skills. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE of which one must be English and/or Maths are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview, initial assessment and satisfactory references.

Marketing & Communications Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This is an ideal course for students who are interested in pursuing a career within marketing. Marketing & Communications is a key function for all organisations and supports the growth of a business. It often involves finding out what current customers think of products and services (market research) and promoting businesses to new customers (advertising and public relations). You should have a good awareness of business needs, be creative, organised and have excellent customer service and communication skills. You are likely to be working within a team and work often involves attending promotional activities and events. You are likely to be involved with market research such as surveys, interviews, assisting with developing communication activities such as the website, leaflets and press releases, managing budgets and sending out letters and emails to current and future customers. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Marketing, ISMM Level 2 Certificate in Sales and Marketing and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths, English and IT. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

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Secretarial/ Personal Assistant

Level 3, OCR Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) Two-year course This two-year advanced programme leads to the OCR Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) Level 3, a professionallyrecognised qualification, which includes the OCR Advanced Diploma in Text Production. It is ideal for students who are considering a career as a Secretary or Personal Assistant. The aim of the Diploma is to assess the candidate’s knowledge, understanding and practical ability in relation to the full range of secretarial functions demanded of a Secretary/ Personal Assistant working at senior level. The Diploma course will provide: • The opportunity to develop advanced IT skills • The knowledge to provide good administrative skills across a wide range of areas including meetings, travel and event organising • The opportunity to study Teeline shorthand, a valuable and sought after skill Also included is detailed interview preparation which culminates in an interview carried out by professionals in the world of business. The course involves both individual and team working. All students can also take an A Level (if qualified) or retake GCSE Maths if applicable. This will be discussed at interview.

Careers and Further Studies

The majority of students completing this course take up employment either in the City or locally. Progression to higher education is possible with certain universities.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above, which should include English Language or a related vocational qualification at Merit level, plus GCSE English Language at grade C or above. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Secretarial/Personal Assistant (Legal)

Level 3, OCR Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) Two-year course

Team Leading Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This two-year advanced programme leads to the OCR Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) Level 3 qualification, which includes the OCR Advanced Diploma in Text Production and ILEX legal studies at Levels 2 and 3. It is ideal for students who are considering a career as a Legal Secretary or Personal Assistant. The aim of the Diploma is to assess the candidate’s knowledge, understanding and practical ability in relation to the full range of secretarial functions demanded of a Legal Secretary/Personal Assistant working at senior level. This course will provide: • The opportunity to develop advanced IT skills, including Legal Word and Text Processing • The knowledge to provide good administrative skills across a wide range of areas including meetings , travel and event organising • The opportunity to study Teeline shorthand, a valuable and sought after skill Also included is detailed interview preparation which culminates in an interview carried out by professionals in the world of business. The course involves both individual and team working.

Nearly all jobs mean you will be working with others, and to ensure that teams work together towards the same goal there is often a team leader in place. If you are organised and enjoy taking the lead then this may be the right qualification for you. Team leaders often have more responsibility than others but are also paid a higher salary. Good team leaders can progress into more senior management posts and it is a good starting point to develop your career. You should enjoy taking on extra responsibility and leading the way in situations. Problem solving and encouraging others to act or work in a particular way will be important skills. A wide range of jobs include shift leaders, section leads or team leaders. This could be within a hotel, leisure centre, office or factory. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Team Leading, Level 2 Award in Team Work and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and Level 2 in English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

Careers and Further Studies

Entry Requirements

The majority of students completing this course take up employment either in the City or locally. Progression to higher education is possible with certain universities.

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, to include at least English and Maths, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above, which should include English Language or a related vocational qualification at Merit level, plus GCSE English Language at grade C or above. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

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FORMER STUDENT

“Seevic College is a great place to learn and has a very friendly atmosphere. After leaving the College I went to the University of Lincoln and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism and PR. I’m now working at the National Magazine Company.“ Laura Mead, Basildon The Appleton School

Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism

This course is for students who are enthusiastic about the tourism industry. Travel & Tourism is one of the most exciting and vibrant industries in the world. The BTEC Diploma is a practical, work-related course. Students are assessed solely by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. The course is made up of three mandatory units which everyone takes and three specialist units. Mandatory units: • UK Travel & Tourism section • Understanding Customer Service in Travel & Tourism • Understanding the Nature and Effects of World Travel Specialist units, which enable students to study particular tourism areas in more depth: • Organising a Travel & Tourism Study Visit • Holiday Planning • Exploring Marketing in Travel & Tourism • European Holiday Destinations Visits are arranged to enable students to research the tourism industry first hand. Examples of past trips include: EuroDisney; Thorpe Park; and London.

Travel & Tourism is one of the most exciting and vibrant industries in the world. This is a practical, work-related course. Students are assessed solely by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. As well as learning about the employment area they have chosen, they develop the skills they need to start or progress a career. The course is made up of four mandatory units and a range of specialist units. Examples include: • Marketing Travel & Tourism Products & Services • Long-Haul Travel Destinations • Entertainment for Holidaymakers • The Cruise Sector • Holiday Reps • Events, Conferences & Exhibitions • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism Visits are arranged to enable students to research the Tourism Industry first hand. Examples of past trips include: New York, EuroDisney and Thorpe Park. You can choose to study Preparation for Air cabin Crew Service alongside this course. Entry onto the supplementary course will be discussed at interview. More information is available on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk under this course listing.

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course

Careers and Further Studies

With further training or study, students can go into careers in the Travel and Tourism industry. A Level 2 BTEC Diploma prepares students for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism at Seevic College.

General Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

E or above in GCSE English Language.

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Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and in higher education.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above, or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE English Language.

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EARLY YEARS, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE BTECs, APPRENTICESHIPS & DIPLOMAS Early Years, Health & Social Care courses at Seevic College will suit people with a keen interest in the care and welfare of others, and who may be looking for a career working with children, young people or adults. We offer qualifications that will enable you to work in a care sector or enter higher education after College. Our courses also offer a real ‘hands on’ understanding of what it is like to work in a care environment. Our dedicated team of tutors has professional experience of care work with children, young people or adults. Our Early Years, Health & Social Care courses involve coursework and project-based learning, in a wide variety of topics. Depending on your area of study you may look at topics such as children’s or adult development, diet and nutrition, psychology and sociology.

You will have the opportunity to go on trips that may include adventure activities to develop team working skills, trips to help you understand difference and equality in people and trips to see the benefits of taking young children to a theme park abroad. Students studying Children's, Care, Learning & Development courses have the opportunity to gain work experience in a childcare setting. This will give you the chance to work with children in a real life work environment.

Students on our Early Years, Health & Social Care courses can go on to study Diplomas, Degrees or Foundation Degrees in subjects such as Nursing, Early Years, Midwifery or Social Work or find employment. Our courses can lead into employment in a range of care settings such as social services departments, the NHS, schools, nurseries, children’s centres or care homes. Careers on offer after College might include nursing, midwifery, social work, working in primary or special needs schools, or nannying.

To help you complete your assignments, you will have access to laptops, extensive IT resources and our well-stocked College Library. We also use appropriate props and equipment, such as beer goggles that give you the feeling of being drunk and an interactive doll that gives you insight into what it is like to care for a baby.

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NEW CAMPUS BASILDON STUDENT

Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Children’s Care, Learning & Development

This is a course aimed at students who are sure that they want to work with children in the 0-16 years age group. Students will study a range of areas relating to the care, development, and education of children, e.g. childcare practice, child development, children’s activities and play. They will also consider their own personal development and the qualities needed to be a childcare worker. Students build up a portfolio of assignments. Assessment tasks will be varied, e.g. projects, presentations, timed assessments. An important part of the course is work experience and many assignments will be integrated with this. Students will spend one day a week at a placement plus two block placements during the year. This could be in a nursery, infant school or other appropriate setting. This is an assessed element of the course and students are required to pass the unit as part of the qualification.

This course is equivalent to slightly over two A Levels and gives students a professional qualification to work with children in the age range of 0-8 years. The course is modular, and throughout the two years, students will cover a variety of units where they will learn about a wide range of aspects of the care and education of children in this age range – from nappy changing to the National Curriculum – First Aid to first words! The course requires students to gain detailed knowledge of child development, as well as being highly practical with students spending one day a week in a work placement as well as some longer blocks. This enables them to gain knowledge and experience of working with babies and children. Students are encouraged to relate their practical experiences to the work they do at College. They will be assessed on a variety of assignments. There are no formal exams at the end of the course, all assessment is by assignments set throughout the course.

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course

“I’m studying a Level 3 BTEC in Health & Social Care at NCB, it has a great atmosphere and I have met lots of new friends here. I plan to go to university to study Child Nursing after College.”  Dominique Jess, Grays Elizabeth Garret Anderson School, London For more information about New Campus Basildon call 01268 882 622 or visit www.newcampusbasildon.ac.uk

Careers and Further Studies

Completion of this course at a high level will enable students to progress to an Advanced Level course in Early Years or the NVQ Children’s Care Learning & Development. They may alternatively be able to gain employment in a childcare setting but will need to undertake further training whilst working in order to gain occupational competence.

General Entry Requirements

Careers and Further Studies

Students may progress directly from this course to employment as a nursery nurse, nanny or teacher’s assistant. In some circumstances, students may be able to progress to further academic studies or higher education.

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

General Entry Requirements

Specific Entry Requirements

A CRB check will be required, please see page 85 for details.

A CRB check will be required, please see page 85 for details.

This course is also offered at New Campus Basildon, please see page 6.

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Level 3, BTEC Diploma Two-year course

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At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 8 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

EARLY YEARS, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course This course is equivalent to slightly over three A Levels and gives students a professional qualification to work with children in the age range of 0-8 years. The course is modular, and throughout the two years, students will cover a number of units where they will learn about a wide range of aspects of the care and education of children in this age range – from nappy changing to the National Curriculum – First Aid to first words! The course requires students to gain detailed knowledge of child development up to the age of 16 years, as well as being highly practical with students spending one day a week in a work placement as well as some longer blocks. This enables them to gain knowledge and experience of working with babies and children in a variety of settings. Students are encouraged to relate their practical experiences to the work they do at College. They will be assessed on a variety of assignments. There are no formal exams at the end of the course, all assessment is by assignments set throughout the course.

Careers and Further Studies

Students may progress directly to employment in an early years environment or directly to university to study a relevant degree e.g. primary teaching, for which they will need to have achieved GCSE grade C or above in Maths, English and Science. From 2011 some teaching courses may require a B grade in English and Maths.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Community Development Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

Health & Social Care Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This is an ideal course for students who enjoy supporting and helping others and want to make a difference. Community development is about helping local people develop skills to improve their quality of life. You are likely to be working with a range of different people and be involved in different projects, community events and activities or community safety. You should have good organisational and communication skills, enjoy working with a wide range of people from various backgrounds, and enjoy helping others and making a difference to their quality of life. Work may involve project work, organising events, dealing with general enquiries, managing budgets and raising funds. You may be employed within a voluntary or charitable organisation or a local council. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Community Development and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Health and social care involves work in hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, opticians, hospices, pharmacies and the community. The range of work is varied and includes both private and public sectors such as the NHS, local authorities, voluntary organisations or private care homes. This is an ideal course for students who enjoy helping and supporting a range of people, which may include young, elderly and disabled. You need to be caring and supportive, have good communication skills both verbal and written, be a good listener, be patience and be well presented. You could be working as a social care assistant or health care assistant which may involve helping patients in hospital wards or their homes, serving food, making beds and ensuring patients are comfortable. You may carry out community work with families, young people and adults, the elderly and disabled people. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Health & Social Care, Certificate in Health & Social Care Level 2 and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Maths and English Language. A CRB check will be required, please see page 85 for details.

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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

This qualification consists of six coursework units and provides a programme of study that will enable students to develop their knowledge, understanding and some of the practical skills required for working in the care sector. The following units are compulsory: • Communication & Individual Rights • Individual Needs Four further units are studied and possible examples of these are: • Anatomy & Physiology • Human Lifespan Development • Creative Therapies • The Impact of Diet on Health

This course is equivalent to two A Levels and provides a specialist vocational programme of study that covers the key knowledge and some of the practical skills required when working in the health and social care sector. The course will allow for progression to university and/or employment in the field of health and social care. The NHS is Europe’s single largest employer with over one million employees. This, combined with opportunities in the field of social work, social care and education, makes this course all the more attractive. The course is modular with students covering 12 units over two years and covers a range of topics that include: • Communication Skills • Health and Safety • Equality, Diversity and Rights • Sociological Perspectives • Psychological Perspectives • Anatomy and Physiology • Lifespan Development Students will be assessed on a variety of assignments. There are no formal exams as the course is 100% coursework based.

This qualification consists of 18 coursework units and provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and some of the practical skills required when working in the health care sector. It is equivalent to three A Levels. The course will allow for progression to university and/ or employment in the field of health and social care. The NHS is Europe’s single largest employer with over one million employees. This, combined with opportunities in the field of social work, social care and education makes this course all the more attractive. Units include: • Equality, Diversity & Rights in Health & Social Care • Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care • Sociological Perspectives • Human Physiology • Psychological Perspectives • Lifespan Development

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course

Careers and Further Studies

This qualification can lead to further study – such as the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care (equivalent to two A Levels). Some students choose to go straight into employment and they can consider a wide range of opportunities in the care field.

General Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

A CRB check will be required, please see page 85 for details.

This course is also offered at New Campus Basildon, please see page 6.

Level 3, BTEC Diploma Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

The qualification can lead to a range of higher education courses. Many of our students have progressed to university to study and train for the Nursing Diploma or degree. It is also appropriate for further education and training in Radiography, Occupational Therapy and other careers in health and social care.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 8 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

D or above in GCSE English Language. A CRB check will be required, please see page 85 for details.

This course is also offered at New Campus Basildon, please see page 6.

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Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

This qualification can lead to a range of higher education courses such as the Nursing Diploma or degree. It is also appropriate for further training in Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and other careers in health and social care.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Science or pass in equivalent qualification, plus a C in GCSE English Language. A CRB check will be required, please see page 85 for details.

EARLY YEARS, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Playwork

Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course If you enjoy organising activities for young people aged between 4 and 16 an apprenticeship in Playwork may be right for you. Playworkers help young people learn important social skills that form the foundation of their learning and development. You will need to be organised and a good listener. Sometimes you may have to deal with sensitive information and situations therefore you should have a mature and responsible approach to your work. You are likely to be planning activities and keeping young people busy, safe and active. Playworkers may be employed in after-school clubs, play schemes, youth groups, play centres or more specialised employment such as in a hospital or family service. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Playwork, Certificate in Playwork and Functional Skills at Level 1 in English and Maths. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

Society, Health & Development Level 3, Advanced Diploma Two-year course

The new Advanced Diploma in Society, Health & Development is suitable for students who would like to work in a variety of areas such as youth work, social work, childcare, health care and community justice. It will give you an opportunity to develop personal skills such as problem-solving, decision-making and effective communication while applying the knowledge you are learning to work-related settings. You will have the opportunity for 20 days of work experience. You will also learn how to work in a team and the skills behind communicating with colleagues and service users. 

Careers and Further Studies

On completion of the Advanced Diploma, students can progress on to university programmes in areas such as Social Work, Early Years and Health, or pursue employment in related areas.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

Youth Work

Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course This is an ideal course for students who enjoy helping young people fulfil their potential and being involved in a wide range of activities. You may be working with and supporting social workers, probation officers, teachers and youth centre managers. You will need to be organised and have good listening skills. You may be supporting organising outdoor activities and events, offering support in difficult situations and being involved in specialist projects such as anti-bullying campaigns. There is also an administrative side to youth work, so you may be keeping records of activities, putting together promotional materials and applying for grants and support. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Youth Work, Certificate in Supporting Youth Work Level 2 and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

A CRB check will be required, please see page 85 for details.

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BTECs, APPRENTICESHIPS & DIPLOMAS At Seevic College we offer a range of Science, Technology and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) courses to suit your abilities and interests. Our ICT courses will suit students with a passion for technology. Our Technology courses are aimed at people who plan to work or study in a technological field such as manufacturing, product design or servicing. If you have an interest in practical science, a Science course may be the right choice for you. In each field of study, our courses offer a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to help you gain entry into higher education or a rewarding career. Depending on the course you choose, you will gain an understanding of the dynamic and diverse field of ICT, gain an appreciation of materials, manufacturing methods and product design, or build your understanding of practical science.

You will take part in a wide variety of activities, assignments and practical projects to develop appropriate skills. ICT students cover topics such as website design, networking and 3D game development. Technology students use a broad range of materials, machines and processes –  recent students have modified a kayak to incorporate a jet ski engine and built an off-road, motorised go-kart. Science assignments and investigations cover a range of subjects including anatomy, physiology and forensic chemistry. Needless to say, we offer excellent facilities and resources to enhance your studies. Our ICT department has a variety of computers and software, from word processing and office applications to multimedia packages and games. We also have a range of games consoles and industry standard software. Our Technology students have access to Computer Aided Design (CAD) equipment, and workshop facilities such as a welding plant. Science students benefit from our fullyequipped laboratories and computer suite, as well as local fieldwork and trips to see industrial facilities.

The qualifications we offer are recognised worldwide and offer a range of opportunities in this country and abroad. Students can move on to apprenticeships, Foundation degrees, Higher National Certificates/ Diplomas, university degrees or enter the job market. Our Science & Technology courses can lead to work in a range of industries, for example, ICT students may progress into system support roles, graphic design or web development. A Technology course can prepare you for work in transportation, telecommunications, machine repair, aeronautics, engineering, architecture or surveying. Science students may find work in industrial or NHS laboratories, or the pharmaceutical, waste disposal, food, manufacturing or electronic industries.

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FORMER APPRENTICE

Creative Media Production (Games Development)

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course

“I was excited when I was offered a job at Castle View School. I love what I do and it’s great working with children. I really enjoy watching how they improve and get a lot of satisfaction from seeing them learning new skills.” Billy Gorringe, Canvey Island Sports Coaching Apprentice

This is a two-year course which offers students who would like to pursue a degree in games programming or employment in the games, special effects or advanced web design industries, a qualification equivalent to three A Levels. A total of 18 units will be studied, including mandatory and specialist units. Each unit will be assessed by assignment. Units may include: • Computer game platforms and technologies • 3D Modelling • 3D Animation • Research Techniques for the Media Industries • Computer Game Design • Human-Computer Interfaces • Computer Game Engines • Object-Orientated Design for Computer Games • 2D Animation Production • Understanding the Computer Games Industry • Computer Game Story Development

Careers and Further Studies

This qualification can lead directly to one of the cutting-edge degree courses which are being offered at many universities within the UK, including Anglia Ruskin University and Southampton Solent University. With the rise in use of advanced computer graphics and animation techniques within the advertising, television, film and games industries, the skills taught by this course are sought after by employers and can lead to exciting and fulfilling careers.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above, or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths.

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Engineering Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering provides a good foundation for future career opportunities or progression to a more advanced work-related qualification. There are a range of units that students cover over a one-year period. All students take the following three mandatory units: • Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Optional units, which enable students to study a particular area in more depth, such as: • Selecting and Using Secondary Machine Techniques to Remove Material • Using CAD Techniques in Engineering • Engineering Assembly Methods and Techniques • Application of Quality Control and Measurement in Engineering • Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering • Engineering Marking Out All work will be assessed by coursework.

Careers and Further Studies The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering can lead onto a Level 3 BTEC Diploma or Level 3 extended Diploma at Seevic College. It can also develop the skills students need to start or progress in an operator or junior technician role, such as maintenance or manufacturing.

General Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

D or above in GCSE Science or Maths is required. If you have completed a Foundation Learning course you must have achieved Level 1 in Maths for Functional Skills.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Engineering

Engineering

IT Users

This qualification is equivalent to two A Levels and students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based upon realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This is a two-year course made up of: Six mandatory units • Health & Safety in the Engineering workplace • Communications for Engineering Technicians • Engineering Project • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians • Mechanical Principles and Applications Six optional units are: • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials • Further Mechanical Principles and Applications • Engineering Design • Computer Aided Drafting • Engineering Drawing for Technicians • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques and Processes The majority of work will be assessed through coursework.

This qualification is equivalent to three A Levels and students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based upon realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This is a two-year course made up of: Six mandatory units • Health & Safety in the Engineering workplace • Communications for Engineering Technicians • Engineering Project • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians • Mechanical Principles and Applications • Electrical and Electronic Principles Twelve optional units which include: • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials • Further Mechanical Principles and Applications • Engineering Design • Computer Aided Drafting • Engineering Drawing for Technicians • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques and Processes • Commercial Aspects of Organisations Employing Engineers • Applications of Mechanical Systems and Technology • Principles and Applications of Thermodynamics • Welding Technology The majority of work will be assessed through coursework.

This course is designed to give students the chance to achieve a recognised qualification in a specialist subject. It aims to help students develop their personal and social skills and to prepare them for work or further study. A range of topics will be studied, these may include: • Using the Internet • Website software • Using Mobile IT Devices • Word Processing software • IT User Fundamentals • IT Communication Fundamentals • Using Email • Design software • Imaging software • Desktop Publishing software • Multimedia software • Improving Productivity using IT • Presentation software • Spreadsheet software The course is entirely coursework-based with no examinations. Students will build a portfolio of work throughout the year. Assessment tasks may include projects, observations of practical tasks, presentations, reports and posters.

Level 3, BTEC Diploma Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering provides a good career foundation for students in many engineering disciplines as technicians or technician engineers. It is desirable to take AS Mathematics alongside this qualification, particularly for students hoping to proceed to Engineering in higher education. This will be discussed at Interview.

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course

Careers and Further Studies

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit Level. You will also need to commit to an additional 8 hours of study per week.

The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma extends and deepens the specialist work-related focus from the BTEC Level 3 Diploma. Learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a higher education foundation degree, HND or other professional development programme.

Specific Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Maths and D or above in GCSE English Language.

Level 1, Foundation Learning One-year course

Careers and Further Studies

Students who achieve a pass in this qualification can progress to the Level 2 BTEC Diploma for IT Practitioners at Seevic College. Some students may choose to go straight into the workplace after successful completion of the course.

General Entry Requirements

The ability to contribute and benefit from the programme of study.

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Maths and English Language.

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BENFLEET CAMPUS STUDENT

“After studying Essential Skills I have gone on to study a Level 1 IT course at Seevic College. I have made lots of friends and I am learning some new interesting things that I didn’t know before.“ David Christmas, Canvey Island The Cornelius Vermuyden School

IT Users

IT Practitioners

Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course

This course is ideal for students interested in developing skills needed to perform competently and effectively in the workplace. IT user skills are important for people in all kinds of employment. Around three quarters of the UK’s workforce use IT in their daily work. You’ll learn how to operate computers/ databases and how to use/maintain IT systems/networks. IT is an increasingly important skill, whatever your role, you’ll be part of a fast-moving, evolving sector. You’ll need to have an interest in, and basic understanding of, working with IT and technology, good organisational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and be committed and methodical in your approach to work. IT jobs could include: an Insurance Administrator, Bank Clerk, Graphic Designer, Desk Top Publishing, Music Composer or Engineer, Website Designer or PA. There are many opportunities for people with the correct level of IT skills. You’ll achieve a Level 2 Diploma for IT Users (ITQ) and Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

The BTEC Diploma for IT Practitioners will provide students with the experience and qualifications that will enable them to progress to Advanced Level study, or they may wish to apply for an Apprenticeship in a related job. Students will develop an understanding of how computer systems are used in the workplace. They will understand and use various standard software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software. Students will also learn how to produce advertising materials and web pages. Most of the work will be practical, using a computer. There will be various individual and group exercises set by the tutor. These will also include informal, individual tests which are designed to enable students to gauge their progress. Students will be shown how to research new areas using the College VLE, the Internet, books and magazines. There will also be two weeks of IT related work experience which will allow students to gain experience of the use of IT in the workplace. All work will be assessed through coursework.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

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Careers and Further Studies

The Level 2 BTEC Diploma provides a very good grounding for careers in Technical Support and a range of ICT-related businesses. Students may progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Seevic College.

General Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

D or above in GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IT Practitioners

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course The Extended Diploma for IT Practitioners is a two-year course. It is designed for students who have chosen an IT related career pathway. Students learn by completing assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. A total of 18 units are studied, including mandatory and specialist units. These may include: • Communication and Employability Skills for IT • Computer Systems • Information Systems • Advanced Spreadsheet Skills • Communication Technologies • Data Analysis and Design • Developing Computer Games • Human Computer Interaction • IT Systems Analysis and Design • Computer Animation • Website Production and Management • E-Commerce • IT Technical Support • Principles of Computer Networks

Careers and Further Studies

This qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for learners wishing to enter a career as IT practitioners or technicians in the area of business systems, user support, networking and software development. It also provides progression to higher education vocational qualifications such as a BTEC Higher National Diploma or a full-time degree.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

Lab Technician Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This is an ideal course for students who would like to work in a laboratory. Whether you work for a pharmaceutical company or a university, you’ll probably be part of a team of other scientists and technicians. You will need to have good communication skills, enjoy working as part of a team and be well organised. Laboratory technicians support scientists and help carry out tests, research and investigations. They work across many industries and can be involved in activities ranging from developing new products and diagnosing diseases to measuring pollution levels. You might help collect and analyse samples, prepare cultures or specimens, set up experiments and record and present. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Applied Science, relevant technical certificate and functional skills. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English and/or Maths, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview, initial assessment and satisfactory references.

Pharmacy Technicians & Assistants Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This is an ideal course for students who would like to work within a health related job, supporting a registered pharmacist with the correct and safe distribution of medicines to patients and customers. You will need to have good communication skills as pharmacy assistants have a great deal of contact with the general public. A good level of IT skills is also important for using stock control systems. You may work within a hospital supporting the distribution of medicines or within a pharmacy setting, selling over the counter medicines, collecting prescriptions, generating labels, ordering stock and providing information on symptoms and products to customers. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Pharmacy Service, relevant technical certificate and functional skills. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English and/or Maths, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview, initial assessment and satisfactory references.

C or above in GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths.

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FORMER STUDENT

Science (Applied Science) Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course

“My favourite subject was Photography as I enjoyed the practical side of it. Since leaving Seevic I now work as a photographer for the Echo newspaper. College gave me confidence and was without doubt the best time of my life.“ Paul Watson, Billericay The FitzWimarc School

This course is an appropriate progression route for students who have studied either the Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Applied Science or any combination of GCSE science courses. It is a very practical course that deals with many different areas in science. The ideal candidate for this course would have an inquisitive and enquiring mind, always wanting to know ‘why’ or ‘how’ and preferring coursework to exams. The qualification is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels. It is assessed by portfolios of evidence that are compiled as you are learning and can include observations of practical skills, results of practical work, photographs, presentations or videos. There are six core units which have to be covered over the two years of the course and a further 12 units which will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of many areas of science along with your practical skills. Core units can include things like Working in the Science Industry and Science Practical Techniques. Optional units cover Physiology of Human Body Systems, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Practical Chemical Analysis, Clinical Psychology, Geology of Natural Resources, Diseases and Infections and Astronomy.

Careers and Further Studies

Students successfully completing the course will be prepared to enter employment in the vocational sector or to progress to a higher education Foundation degree, HND or other professional development programme. The course is particularly suitable for students who have decided that they wish to enter a particular specialist area of work or undertake an apprenticeship within a scientific environment.

General Entry Requirements

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE Maths and C or above in GCSE Science or equivalent.

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SPORT & LEISURE

BTECs, APPRENTICESHIPS & DIPLOMAS Sport & Leisure courses at Seevic College are aimed at physically gifted students who are able to combine academic study and physical activity. We offer a range of courses to study, from Level 2 to degree level. By studying for a qualification in Sport & Leisure you can unlock your sporting and academic potential and open the door to a wide choice of careers. You will benefit from the guidance and support of professionals who have knowledge and passion, and who want you to succeed. Our Sport & Leisure courses include a combination of activities that take place in the classroom and on the sports field. These range from assignments, projects and presentations in the classroom, to testing and building fitness, sports skills, performance, leadership and coaching in our Fitness Suite, Sports Lab and Sports Therapy Massage Room.

Seevic College has earned a reputation as an excellent sporting college. We are ranked in the top five British Colleges for competitive sport, and we provide many opportunities for you to combine your studies with recreational or competitive sports. We have fantastic academic and sporting facilities. Our classrooms are very well equipped, and all Sports & Fitness students have access to computers and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our Sports Lab has excellent testing equipment and our Fitness Suite, Sports Hall, Sports Therapy Massage Room and playing fields are all of a high specification. Students on our Sport & Leisure courses have the opportunity to progress to further courses of study, university or employment after leaving College. Our courses can lead to careers in teaching, sports coaching and instruction, nutrition, psychology, sports therapy, the Armed Forces, the Police, the Fire Service or the leisure industry.

Past students have also gone on to play competitive sport at the highest levels, including playing football for Southend United and Wycombe Wanderers, playing netball for England and playing rugby for English Colleges and National League club Southend. We offer a choice of extra sportrelated subjects to broaden your experience, including the Community Sports Leader’s Award (CSLA), the Gym Instructor’s Award and national governing body coaching qualifications. We can discuss these options when you attend an interview. If you complete a supplementary course you may be able to enrol in the Deanes Sports Leadership Academy, which provides practical coaching experience in the community to hone your skills.

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BENFLEET CAMPUS STUDENT

“I find Religious Studies very interesting and my Tutor makes it fun to learn; all the Tutors are approachable. Come to Seevic with an open mind and expect a big change.“ Charlotte Quill, Rayleigh The FitzWimarc School

Exercise & Fitness

Operational Services

This course is aimed at individuals who have a desire to work closely with customers in the gym i.e. Exercise & Fitness sector. Fitness Instructors may work with adults, children and people with disabilities and may perform jobs such as inductions, developing fitness programmes with clients, health and safety checks and cleaning. They may also conduct group exercise classes such as circuit training, aerobics or spinning.

This course is for individuals who wish to work with customers in the leisure environment, providing high level customer service and pool safety.

You need to be enthusiastic, motivated, approachable, have excellent communication skills and a desire to support individuals and groups in their development of fitness through safe and effective exercise. You must have a good knowledge of the health and safety implications associated with the gym environment. You will achieve a Level 2 NVQ in Exercise & Fitness, Level 2 CYQ YMCA Certificate in Fitness Instructing, Level 2 Certificate in Industrial Organisational Awareness and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week. This course can be offered at Level 3, please see page 26 for more details.

Pool lifeguards/recreation assistants need to be highly organised, enthusiastic, motivated, approachable, have excellent communication skills and work well in a team. They must also have a good knowledge of the health and safety implications associated with the leisure environment. Lifeguards ensure swimmers are safe in pools and help prevent accidents. They patrol the pool, give general first aid and in emergencies use life saving techniques such as resuscitation. Recreation assistants are responsible for the cleanliness of the building and undertake checks to ensure standards of safety, environmental control and hygiene are maintained. You will achieve a Level 2 NVQ in Operational Services, Level 2 National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, Level 2 Certificate in Industrial Organisational Awareness and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

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Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

SPORT & LEISURE

Spectator Safety Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This is an ideal course for students who enjoy the excitement of sporting events, festivals and outdoor public events and would like to be able to work at these events. You are likely to be working as an event steward or marshal.

You need to have good customer service skills and be mature and responsible as you will have an important role in keeping visitors and spectators at events safe. The general public are unpredictable so you will need to be confident, think on your feet and remain calm in challenging situations. You will guide people in and out of events, ensure health and safety regulations are being followed and deal with incidents and queries. You will achieve an NVQ 2 in Spectator Safety, Certificate in Spectator Safety and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

Sport

Sport

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course

(Performance)

The course consists of both practical and theory modules. Students will be assessed practically upon two key sports and theoretically over five units. Within the theory element of the course, students will receive a high number of assignments in which they will have to display knowledge of the subject area. The theory areas are varied and include six units of work: • The Body in Sport • Practical Sport • Health, Safety & Injury • The Sports Industry • Nutrition for Sport • Fitness for Sport All students will have to undertake individual research to supplement the learning from lessons. They have the opportunity to discover new ways of finding and using research within their assignments and applying this to a sports setting. You can choose to study the Community Sports Leader’s Award alongside this course. Entry onto the supplementary course will be discussed at interview. More information is available on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk under this course listing.

Careers and Further Studies

After this one-year course, students can progress to the Extended Diplomas in Sport at Seevic College, as long as they gain a Merit profile.

General Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having completed successfully a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

Two Ds or above in GCSE English Language, Maths or Science. Having studied GCSE PE would be an advantage.

(Development, Coaching & Fitness)

This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in current and future employment in the sport and recreation industries. The course provides students with the opportunity to choose which pathway would best reflect their career aspirations or higher education progression. Units to include: Principles of Anatomy & Physiology; Sports Coaching; Fitness Testing Leadership in Sport; Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise; Training & Fitness for Sport; Sports Nutrition; Sport & Exercise Massage and Sport & Society. You can choose to study the Community Sports Leader’s Award or the Gym Instructor's Award alongside this course. Entry onto the supplementary courses will be discussed at interview. More information is available on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk under this course listing.

Careers and Further Studies

This course is intended for those who are in, or plan to enter employment in the sport and recreation industries, or who wish to progress to courses in sport coaching/sport industryrelated higher education courses. These courses can lead to careers in teaching, sports coaching, the leisure industry, fitness advice, sports journalism, Local Authority sport and recreation departments, the Armed Forces, the police, sports therapy and sports research. Students can also progress directly onto the degree offered at Seevic College in Coaching Science.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements

C or above in GCSE English Language and D or above in GCSE Maths or Science.

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Sport & Exercise Sciences

Sport & Active Leisure

This course will equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in current and future employment in sport and recreation industries. The course provides students with the opportunity to choose which pathway would best reflect their career aspirations or higher education progression. Units studied include: Anatomy; Exercise Physiology; Sport Psychology; Research Methods; Research Project; Sports Biomechanics in Action; Exercise; Health & Lifestyle; Fitness Testing; Training & Fitness, Sport & Exercise Massage; Analysis of Sports Performance; Sports Nutrition; Sport & Society; Sports Injuries and Sports Coaching. You can choose to study the Community Sports Leader’s Award or the Gym Instructor’s Award alongside this course. Entry onto the supplementary course will be discussed at interview. More information is available on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk

The new Sport and Active Leisure Advanced Diploma is suitable for those who actively participate in sporting activities or those who just have an interest in the industry, whilst also being able to understand and relate to leading an active and healthy lifestyle. The Diploma combines both class work and hands-on experience that gives students the opportunity to gain a fully rounded education through a number of learning methods within the environments of both the classroom and the workplace.

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course

“My favourite subject at College was Psychology so it’s no coincidence that I’m studying for a BSc in Psychology at the University of East Anglia. I enjoyed every moment at Seevic, Charity Week containing the most vivid memories.” Ryan Morley, South Woodham Ferrers Westcliff High School for Boys

Careers and Further Studies This course is intended for those who are in, or plan to enter employment in the sport and recreation industries, or who wish to progress to courses in sport coaching/sport science related higher education courses. These courses can lead to careers in teaching, sports coaching, the leisure industry, fitness advice, the Armed Forces, the police, sports therapy, and physiotherapy. Students can also progress directly onto the degree offered at Seevic College in Coaching Science.

General Entry Requirements At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need to commit to an additional 12 hours of study per week.

Specific Entry Requirements C or above in GCSE English Language and D or above in GCSE Maths or Science.

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Level 3, Advanced Diploma Two-year course

Career and Further Studies

The Advanced Diploma is equivalent to 3.5 A Levels and is a recognised qualification by universities and employers.

General Entry Requirements

Students will need the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE (see page 84 for details of the calculation). 3. A commitment to an additional 4 hours of study per A Level subject per week.

SPORT & LEISURE

Sports Coaching Level 2, Apprenticeship One-year course

This course is aimed at individuals who have a desire to work as a sports coach in a community or school setting. A sports coach may wish to work with children, adults or people with disabilities. Coaches perform jobs such as planning, leading and evaluating activity sessions as well as dealing with equipment and health and safety checks.

You need to be organised, enthusiastic, motivated, approachable, have excellent communication skills and a desire to support individuals and groups in their sporting development. You must be able to plan and evaluate your own practice and work as a member of a team. Coaches organise and run structured coaching sessions to enable people to learn the skills to participate in sport safely and reach their potential. You will achieve a Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership, Level 2 National Governing Body Coaching Qualification (e.g. FA Level 2), Level 2 Certificate in Industrial Organisational Awareness and Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and English. The apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete and you will need to attend the College for one day per week. It normally starts in September and February, however, please contact the College for other start dates throughout the year. You may already be employed but if not, the College will support you with finding suitable employment. You will need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Ds at GCSE, of which one must be English, are preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day.

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ESSENTIAL SKILLS Essential Skills (16-19 years)

Our Essential Skills programme aims to enable students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to progress through a series of one-year modules into opportunities in Further Education, training and employment.

About the Course

A broad curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop individual talents, abilities and interests. Students also gain as wide an experience as possible of all aspects of life as a young adult in today’s society. Seevic College offers a course for students aged 16-19 years, which represents stimulating and rewarding learning to assist students to reach their full potential.

Entry Requirements

Students will be individually assessed to assure that they have the potential to meet the demands of the course both academically and socially.

Students will usually stay with the College for three years.

BENFLEET CAMPUS STUDENT “I study Essential Skills and my favourite lesson is Personal and Social Development because it has helped me. All the Tutors and Learning Support Assistants have time for you and are really helpful. This course has given me the confidence to move on to bigger things.” Loni-Paris Blackwell, Canvey Island Castle View School

This course offers important academic opportunities that enable students with special educational needs to extend themselves and their capabilities. All students will be expected to hold a full statement of special educational needs to be considered for this course which gives students opportunities to discover ideas, views and needs of their own and to explore ways of communicating them with others. Small class sizes and working groups maximise personal development. The progress of each student is carefully planned and monitored by Tutors and support staff. Achievements are measured and recorded. Each student has a Personal Tutor who takes special responsibility for liaison across the department and with family and carers. Opportunities are provided in all areas – from self-help, social and leisure skills through to vocational skills. All aspects of the curriculum are co-ordinated to ensure the development of Essential Skills through: • Communication Skills • Number Skills • Information Technology Skills • Personal/Social Skills • Practical Work Skills • Learning Skills One day a week is dedicated to the Gateway Award Scheme, which supports students who want to take on new challenges and learn new skills by taking part in a range of leisure, social and creative activities that provide great opportunities for personal development. Work Experience is an important part of the course. It is arranged, both in and out of College, one day a week where practically possible. Other activities are provided for students not taking part.

Careers and Further Studies

Successful completion of the course can lead to progression to Further Education courses, Youth Training, Training Centres, Employment/Sheltered Employment.

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Use this page to calculate your average GCSE points score for A Level or Advanced Diploma courses. For A Level courses or Advanced Diplomas you will need ALL of the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language OR Maths GCSE (GCSE equivalents cannot be used as a substitute). 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications using a selection of six GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications with the highest grades PLUS Maths and English Language GCSE. 3. Additional course specific requirements, which can be found at the end of each course entry. See pages 29-83 (only relevant to some courses).

What do you need to know? • Applied GCSEs count as two subjects and have double points. • A Level 2 BTEC Diploma or equivalent is counted as four GCSE subjects.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION If you have lived in the UK or any European Union (EU) country for three years, and are under the age of 19 on 31 August 2011, you will not have to pay fees for your main course at Seevic College.

Resource Costs

Learner Support Fund

Some courses involve equipment and resource costs for students (e.g. Graphics or Arts & Media courses). You will need to pay for any trips that form part of your course (e.g. theatre trips for Performing Arts courses). All students will also be asked to pay a refundable resource deposit; more details will be outlined during enrolment. More information on resource costs can be found under each course listing on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk

Through our Learner Support Fund, we help students who are experiencing financial difficulties to meet the costs of learning. This fund is available to students who are/whose parents are receiving income-assessed benefits or who are on a low income. For more information please contact Student Services on 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk

If you are over the age of 19 before 31 August 2011, or are not an EU national, or have not lived in the UK for most of the last three years you will be charged course fees. For more information please call Student Services on 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

If you plan to study a Childcare course, you must complete an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check and register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) before the start of your course. All other students who want to go on a placement involving children or vulnerable adults will also have to complete an enhanced CRB check and register with the ISA. You will need to pay a fee for this process. We will provide more information about CRB checks and ISA registration during the enrolment process. For further details please contact our Employer Engagement team on 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk

The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a government initiative to encourage young people aged 16-19 to stay in education. It is available to students whose household income is less than £30,810 a year. You may be eligible for between £10 and £30 a week. For more details, please visit www.direct.gov.uk/ema or call the EMA Student Helpline on 0800 121 8989.

Welfare Fund Seevic College has a Welfare Fund, which can provide help towards the cost of some essential equipment or trips. For more information please contact Student Services on 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk

CRB Checks

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

“The College’s response to meeting the needs and interests of students is outstanding.“ Latest Ofsted Inspection Report

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HOW TO APPLY We welcome applications from students throughout South Essex. To apply to Seevic College, please fill in the application form at the back of this prospectus and send it* to: Admissions Seevic College Runnymede Chase Benfleet Essex SS7 1TW *Applicants from our partner schools (see below) should give their completed form to their school. Further copies of the application form are available from www.seevic-college.ac.uk or by calling 01268 756 111. Please get in touch if you require a large print version of the form.

Partner Schools Seevic College works closely with seven partner schools to help students choose the right programme of study. Our partner schools are: • The Appleton School, Benfleet • Castle View School, Canvey Island • Cedar Hall School, Thundersley • The Cornelius Vermuyden School, Canvey Island • The Deanes School, Benfleet • Furtherwick Park School, Canvey Island • The Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh.

We guarantee a place for all partner school students, if you apply by the date agreed with your partner school and meet the entry requirements for the courses you choose. If you attend one of these schools, please complete the application form and return it to your school, who will forward it to us. When we have received your application form, we will send you an acknowledgement letter.

Choosing Your Course There are a wide variety of courses and programmes to choose from at Seevic College. Please refer to pages 24-27 to help identify the right course for you. Remember to check what general and specific entry requirements are needed for your chosen course. More information on each course we offer can be found on the following pages: • pages 29-45 for A Levels & BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas • pages 47-51 for Art & Design, Media & Performing Arts courses • page 53-61 for Business, Finance & Tourism courses • pages 63-67 for Early Years, Health & Social Care courses • page 69-75 for Science & Technology courses • pages 77-81 for Sports & Leisure courses • page 83 for the Essential Skills course. If you have read about all the courses available and are still uncertain about which is best for you, please call our Careers Centre on 01268 756 111 to discuss your options. We can also help by talking through your options at our Open Evenings held throughout the year (see page 2 for dates).

How to Complete the Application Form SECTION A – A Levels & BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas 1. Choose four AS Level subjects or three AS Levels plus a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma that you would like to study and rank them in order of preference. You will continue three of these subjects in year two. 2. Please note that you can choose to study AS Level General Studies in addition to your other AS levels. This will be discussed at interview and should not be included on your application form. 3. During your first year you will need to consider your choice of subjects you wish to continue to study in year two.

SECTION B – Essential Skills Tick the box in Section C if you wish to apply for the Essential Skills programme for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

SECTION C – All Other Courses 1. Choose the course you would like to study making sure that you include the level, qualification and subject. 2. On some courses you may study supplementary course(s), take an AS Level or BTEC Subsidiary Diploma alongside your course. This will be discussed at your interview and should not be included on your application form.

SECTION D – Soccer Coaching Open Route into Education (SCORE) Tick the box in Section D if you wish to apply for SCORE in addition to your chosen course (see page 12 for more details).

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? 1 2 3 4 When we receive your application form, we enter all the details in our database. We will assign you an enrolment tutor, to manage your application process.

We will send you an acknowledgement letter so you know that your application has arrived safely.

We will invite you to an interview with our guidance team.

After the interview, we send successful applicants a written offer of a place at Seevic College.

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If you get a place at Seevic College, you will receive various mailings after your interview. These may include information about transport, Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)*, a list of frequently asked questions, and a mailing explaining what to do if your GCSE results are better or worse than expected.

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We will invite you to come into College in the summer to find out more about the courses and facilities available.

Students starting College in September 2011 will receive information about the enrolment process, which starts in the last week of August. *See page 85 for further information.

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HOW TO FIND US By Car Seevic College is on the A13 (north side) next to the Castle Point Borough Council offices and the Runnymede Swimming Pool.

From A13 (Kiln Road) Arrival from Hadleigh/Southend Take the A13 (Kiln Road). After the Victoria House roundabout take the first right past the second set of traffic lights (just after the Council offices), then an immediate left into the College. From Benfleet/Basildon Take the A13 and continue up Bread and Cheese Hill. Take the fifth turning on your left (just before the Council offices), then an immediate left into the College.

From the M25 Arrival from the North Exit 29 on the A127 (Southend-bound) and take slip road marked for A130 towards Canvey. Follow A130 to Sadler’s Farm roundabout, turn left heading for A13 (South Benfleet). Stay on this road to the College (which will be on your left).

Arrival from the South Take second exit after the tunnel, Exit 30, A13 (East), direction Tilbury, Dagenham, Thurrock (Lakeside). Continue on A13 all the way. At Sadler’s Farm roundabout, head for A13 (South Benfleet). Stay on this road to the College (which will be on your left). From A127 (Southend-bound) Leave the A127 on slip road marked for A130 towards Canvey. Follow A130 to Sadler’s Farm roundabout, turn left heading for A13 (South Benfleet). Stay on this road to the College (which will be on your left). From A127 (London-bound) Turn left off the A127 at Rayleigh Weir, heading towards Benfleet (A129). Continue to the end of this road (over two mini-roundabouts) and take third exit off Victoria House roundabout onto A13/Kiln Road. Stay on this road to the College (which will be on your right).

By Rail Fenchurch Street line – nearest station Benfleet. Liverpool Street line – nearest station Rayleigh.

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(Please note that these stations are not within reasonable walking distance of the College.)

By Bus The following buses currently serve Seevic College. It is recommended that you contact the bus companies for further information as routes are subject to change from time to time. Arrival from: Basildon Arriva 5, First Essex 2 Benfleet Arriva 5, First Essex 27 Canvey First Essex 27 Hockley Arriva 7 to Rayleigh Rochford Arriva 7 to Rayleigh Laindon First Essex 8 or 551 to Basildon Rayleigh Arriva 1 Southend Arriva 1 or 5, First Essex 2 or 27 Westcliff Arriva 1 or 5, First Essex 2 or 27 Ask for Seevic College (apart from transfer to Rayleigh). For more information, contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www. traveline.org.uk or www.arrivabus.co.uk

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COURSE INDEX A

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Accounting  Accounting (AAT) Administration Advice & Guidance Art & Design Art & Design Fine Art (Painting & Drawing) Art & Design (Graphic Design)  Art & Design Graphics  Art & Design (Photography)  Art & Design Photography  Art & Design (Textiles)  Art & Design Textiles 

30 54, 55 55 55 48, 49 30 48 31 49 31 49 31

B Biology  Business  Business & Administration  Business, Administration & Finance  Business Studies 

32 56 57 57 32

P 36 36

G General Studies Geography  Geology  German  Government & Politics 

37 37 37 38 38

H Health & Social Care  History 

65, 66 39

Chemistry  Children’s Care, Learning & Development  Community Development Creative Media Production (Games Development) Customer Service 

33 64, 65 65 70 57

D Dance  Design & Technology  Drama & Theatre Studies 

33 33 34

E Economics  Engineering  English Language  English Language & English Literature  English Literature  Essential Skills  Exercise & Fitness 

34 70, 71 35 35 35 83 78

Performance Studies  Performing Arts  Performing Arts (Acting)  Performing Arts (Dance)  Performing Arts (Performance)  Performing Arts (Physical Theatre)  Pharmacy Technicians & Assistants  Philosophy  Physical Education  Physics  Playwork  Psychology 

Religious Studies 

Information & Communication Technology  39 IT Users 71, 72 IT Practitioners  72, 73

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Lab Technician  Law  Legal Secretaries 

73 39 58

M Marketing & Communications  Mathematics (Double)  Mathematics (Single)  Media Media Production  Media Production (Interactive Media)  Media Production (Print-Based Media)  Media Studies 

58 40 40 50 50 41 41 41

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Science (Applied Science)  Secretarial/ Personal Assistant  Secretarial/Personal Assistant (Legal)  Society, Health & Development  Sociology  Spanish  Spectator Safety  Sport & Active Leisure  Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)  Sport & Exercise Sciences  Sport (Performance)  Sports Coaching 

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45, 74 59 59 67 45 45 79 80 79 80 79 81

T Team Leading  Travel & Tourism 

59 60

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O Operational Services 

42 51 42 42 51 43 73 43 43 44 67 44

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C

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Film Studies  French 

78

Youth Work 

67

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This Prospectus is also available in a form accessible to students with visual impairment at www.seevic-college.ac.uk this can be read with a screenreader. If you require the Prospectus in an alternative form, please contact us on 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk

Edited by Karen Hitch, Victoria Morgan, Ann Tooby and Laura Mead. Published by Andrew C Westoby. Marketing & Communications Copyright 2010-2011 Seevic College. Thanks to all students and staff whose photos appear in this publication. Photography by Phil Meech. Additional photography supplied by Chris Reeve and notably Andrew C Westoby. Print by Linney Print This Prospectus is printed on 9lives, a 100% recycled fibre, FSC certified and manufactured at a mill accredited with ISO14001 environmental management standard. The pulp used in this product is bleached using a Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) process.


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