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SHREWSBURY SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

SHREWSBURY COLLEGE

Full-time Prospectus 2018-2019


Welcome

to Shrewsbury Colleges Group I am delighted you are thinking of studying at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. We are the largest College in Shropshire with the widest choice of courses available for school leavers to study. We offer academic excellence at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College at our English and Welsh Bridge town centre campuses and vocational excellence at Shrewsbury College, our technical and professional centre based at London Road. Whether you are interested in studying A Levels, a vocational course, or earning whilst you learn through an Apprenticeship, we offer opportunities for you to excel. The merger of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and Shrewsbury College has allowed us to provide the best facilities, teaching and resources for all of our students without losing what makes the two colleges special and unique. At the core of our success is our commitment to individual students. This means high quality teaching and close tutorial support. Every student has a personal tutor who will act as an academic guide and mentor, helping solve any day to day problems. All subjects offer additional one to one and small group support for students who are struggling or who want to push themselves even further. We offer additional support for students applying to the top universities, including Cambridge and Oxford. Our Student Support team is there to offer advice and guidance with any difficulties. We want you to enjoy your time with us and achieve your potential. College life isn’t just about studying though, and student life is brilliant. College is a place where you will meet new friends and develop new interests. There are many activities taking place inside and outside College including sports, music, dance and drama. Every year we run trips across the country and the world, including to Greece, Italy and Paris. This blend of excellent teaching, support and enrichment is why so many students travel to us from across Shropshire and Wales. Excellent transport links make it easy to get to our different campuses. This prospectus will help you find out about our courses and our College. We also have regular Open Evenings and College Taster Days throughout the year, which are a great opportunity for you to find out more about us. If you cannot make these events, or if you want a personal visit, please contact us and we will be happy to show you round. Best wishes, James Staniforth Principal

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Contents What’s inside... Why choose Shrewsbury Colleges Group? 04

Higher Education courses

Choosing the right course for you

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Friends of Shrewsbury Colleges Group 121

A Level entry requirements

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Supporting your study at the College

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Vocational entry requirements explained 09

Facilities & Partnerships

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Location of Campuses 10

Help with fees and travel

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The Agency

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How to apply

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Academic courses 14-51 Outstanding preparation for university

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Sports & Recreational 130 activities 16-17

The Student Voice

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Vocational courses

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MaDA & Performing Arts

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Vocational destinations

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A Level Course Results

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Access to Higher Education

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Vocational Course Results

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Preparation Routes

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Index

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Apprenticeships

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Dates for your diaries

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Achieving your ambitions

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The information in this prospectus is correct at the time of going to print (September 2017). Please see our College websites or phone the Colleges to check any details. If circumstances require, we have the right to withdraw programmes. All of the suggested career examples are taken from the National Careers Service website and are based on yearly national averages (unless otherwise stated) that were correct at the time of going to print. More information can be found here: nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk If you would like this publication in an alternative format please call 01743 342342. Shrewsbury Sixth Form College | ssfc.ac.uk | 01743 235491

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Why choose Shrewsbury Colleges Group? Courses linked to jobs APPRENTICESHIPS

JOB UNIVERSITY

Academic excellence

Support with preparing for your future

Range of Course choices

We continuously review our courses against local Labour Market Intelligence to ensure they are employer and university recognised qualifications with appropriate content for the current employment market.

Links with over 600 local employers

Links with employers

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Progression pathways

Scholarship opportunities

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We have links and partnerships with over 600 local, regional and national companies as well as international organisations, providing opportunities for work experience, placements, Apprenticeships and employment.


I really enjoyed Debate.Ed. It meant I could debate with other students and make sure they take it up in the future. I was a Young Farmers National Finalist in public speaking. I am going to study Politics at Cardiff University. I’m really keen for every young student to get involved in politics and exercise their democratic choice to vote.

Joshua Prior Student President of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College Student Council 2016 - 2017.

Industry experienced teachers Many teachers are still working in their field whilst teaching, keeping their skills up-to-date. Some have published books in their area of expertise, many represent awarding bodies and are part of national industry forums.

Diverse range of subjects to study Whether A Levels, vocational diplomas, Apprenticeships and degree level qualifications. We offer many different subjects at various levels, suitable for anyone from age 16.

Academic Excellence Programme Many opportunities exist to help you prepare for competitive entry programmes such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and midwifery. There are also programmes to help with applying to Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Campus redevelopment We have refurbished most of the London Road Campus in the last four years. Currently we are investing in a Higher Education Centre to give the HE students some dedicated areas for learning. Our Engineering & Motor Vehicle department saw a £1m investment with significant funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership via its Growth Deal. English Bridge Campus is having development work this year as we move all the Creative Arts courses into this campus. We use a range of new technology in the classroom including apps, tablets and augmented reality. Shrewsbury Sixth Form College | ssfc.ac.uk | 01743 235491

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Choosing the right course for you Finding the right course will make sure that you are successful at college and Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers a course for everyone. We offer academic excellence through our programme of A Levels at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College taught at our Welsh and English Bridge campuses and we offer vocational excellence at our London Road Campus. A Levels A Levels will suit you if you perform well in exams, you want to study a range of subjects or if you know that you want to follow a particular career path or study a particular subject at university. A Levels are two year courses with the whole of the course assessed through exams at the end of the two years. A Levels are mostly assessed by exams though some A Levels include coursework. We offer the widest choice of A Levels in the county – you can choose from 35 A Levels as well as 4 BTEC courses which are each the equivalent of one A Level. A study programme will normally consist of three A Levels/BTEC courses. If you have achieved mainly grade 7+/A+ at GCSE you may want to consider studying four A Levels to stretch yourself or to improve your chances of winning a place at a competitive university or on a competitive courses. If you want to study A Level Further Maths you have to also study A Level Maths and you will normally need to study four A Levels. One of the advantages of our A Level programme is that as the one of the largest A Level colleges in the country you will be able to study any combination of three subjects – you won’t find that your choices are restricted at the last minute because of timetable changes. After you apply to study with us you will receive a one-toone advice and guidance interview to discuss your choices with you to make sure that they best meet your strengths and plans for the future. There are a small number of combinations of subjects which are not allowed by exam boards – see below.

Course Levels and entry requirements To study A Levels you need: • 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9/A*- C or equivalent

Please note, you cannot study A Level Combined English Language and Literature and A Level English Literature A Level Combined English Language and Literature and A Level English Language You can study both English Literature and English Language but this would only be sensible if you intended to study English at university. You cannot study both A Level Business and BTEC Business. You can only study one Art A Level due to the quantity of coursework, deadline and exam dates and because studying two Art A Levels will not give you sufficient breadth of A Levels to apply for non-Art subjects at university and too limited a portfolio to apply for many Art courses at university. If you want to study Art for most or all of your time, you can study a BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design, or Fashion, or Photography. These courses are worth three A Levels, lead to university progression and are all taught at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College at the English Bridge Campus. Art A Levels are: Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, and Textiles. You can also study one A Level alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma.

The 2+ Programme If you want to study A Levels but did not meet the overall entry requirements or meet the subject entry requirements you can join our one year 2+ programme. This allows students to build up their GCSE profile through studying GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths if needed, as well as studying Level 2 BTEC courses. At the end of the year if you have been successful you will be able to progress to study an advanced level programme.

• A grade 4+/grade C+ in English Language • Some subjects have additional entry requirements If you do not achieve a grade 4+/C+ in Maths you will need to study GCSE Maths alongside your A Levels. 6

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Vocational Courses

Progression Routes

Vocational courses will give you the knowledge, skills, work experience and qualifications to progress to a higher education course at university or at college, to an Apprenticeship or into full-time employment. They will also provide you with the employability skills that will give you a head start in your chosen career. Our vocational courses are almost all taught at our Shrewsbury College London Road campus. Our Art vocational courses are all taught at the English Bridge campus of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College. Depending on your achievement in GCSE and equivalent qualifications you will start your course at Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3. However, for some trades, everyone starts at Level 1 or Level 2 regardless of your qualifications as you will need to build up your skills before progressing to advanced level. Extended Diplomas are two year courses which allow you to progress to higher education or a job. They are worth three A Levels and are valued highly by both universities and employers. You can study an A Level alongside an Extended Diploma. You will need to have achieved the entry requirements for the course, typically four GCSES at grades 4-9/C+, though individual subjects have different specific requirements. We also offer vocational courses in Hair, Beauty, Construction Trades, Fabrication and Welding Engineering, Motor Vehicle, and Hospitality & Catering. These courses lead directly into employment and therefore you will start studying at either Level 1 or Level 2.

There are a range of Pre-entry programmes for young people who need more time to explore their options and develop Maths/English and communication skills. These routes prepare you for both full time study, employment and Apprenticeships. The core subject is employability skills and based on individual circumstances and interest can include time in a variety of vocational subjects working to awards where appropriate.

Maths and English If you have achieved a grade D (new grade 3) in GCSE English Language and Maths, you will be required to study the subject alongside your main A Level programme to improve your grade. If you have achieved a grade E (new grade 2) or below in GCSE English Language or Maths, you will be required to initially study Functional Skills before taking GCSE.

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A Level entry requirements To study A Levels you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9/A*-C or above including English Language. If you do not gain a grade 4/C or higher in GCSE Maths you will have to study GCSE Maths alongside your A Levels. There are additional entry requirements for some subjects which are set out below. If these prevent you from studying a subject that is central to your progression plans after A Level, we will help you explore alternative routes.

5 grades 4+/C+ including Maths

5 grades 4+/C+ and additional specific entry requirements

Biology

Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles: 4+/C+ in an Art and Design subject If you have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject you will be considered on an individual basis. You will need to demonstrate your interest in the subject through a visual portfolio.

Chemistry Computer Science Business Studies – A Level and BTEC Economics Electronics Further Mathematics Geography

Applied Science BTEC: 4+/C+ in any Science Biology: 5+/B+ in Biology or Combined Science Chemistry: 5+/B+ in Chemistry or Combined Science, 5+/B+ in Maths Computer Science: 5+/B+ in Maths

Geology

Economics: 5+/B+ in Maths

IT BTEC

Electronics: 5+/B+ in Physics or Combined Science, 5+/B+ in Maths

Mathematics

English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature: 4+/C+ in English Literature

Physical Education Physics Product Design Psychology Statistics

French, German and Spanish: 5+/B+ in the subject to be studied or proven linguistic ability Geology: 4+/C+ or above in Chemistry or Physics or Combined Science Music: At the start of the course, you must be able to play an instrument or sing to Grade 4 standard or higher. (If no graded exam results are available you will be required to audition) Maths: 7+/A+ in Maths Statistics: 6+/B+ in Maths Further Maths: 7+/A+ in Maths Physical Education: 5+/B+ in Biology or Combined Science Physics: 5+/B+ in Maths at higher level and Physics or Combined Science Psychology: 4+/C+ in Maths, 4+/C in any Science

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LEVELS FOUR / FIVE

LEVEL THREE

LEVEL TWO

LEVEL ONE

Vocational entry requirements A one year course offered within vocational skills subject areas. Often the starting point, regardless of previous academic qualifications and experience as you need to develop the trade skills. It is possible to work at your own pace and develop Level 2 skills within the first year. Progression to Level 2 as a second year is required for employment.

Usually one year and are suitable if you have achieved some GCSEs at grades D–G (3-1) or have passed a Level 1 qualification. For some subjects this is the first level based on skill development. Progress to Level 3 course or an Apprenticeship.

Could be either A Level, BTEC Diploma, Subsidiary or Extended Diploma. Normally taken over two years and are suitable if you have gained four or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above or have passed a Level 2 qualification with an overall merit or distinction with either maths or English at grade 4 or above. Higher entry requirements needed for some subject areas. However a Level 3 can be one year if its progression from Level 2 is in trade and skill areas.

Higher Education: HNC, HND, Degree, Foundation degree This is a higher level qualification and during year 2 of a Level 3 course, you may work towards units of a Level 4 qualification with the option of continuing with this the following year. Many students do progress from a Level 3 course to a higher education course. Higher Apprenticeships can be studied whilst working.

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Approximate walking time: English Bridge to Welsh Bridge via Quarry Route (15 mins) Town Walls (10 mins) High Street (10 mins) Train Station - Welsh Bridge Campus (13mins) Bus Station - Welsh Bridge Campus (8 mins) Train Station - English Bridge Campus (15 mins) Bus Station - English Bridge Campus (13 mins) English Bridge to London Road Campus (Approx 25mins) Mini bus service provided for cross-campus curriculum study options

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Bus route: Bus Route Number 8 from Town Centre to London Road Campus


ENGLISH BRIDGE CAMPUS A Levels Classical Civilisation Drama & Theatre English Combined - Language and Literature English Language English Literature Film Studies Fine Art Graphic Communication History Media Studies Music Photography PE Politics Product Design Religious Studies Textiles

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LONDON ROAD CAMPUS Vocational Diplomas Beauty Therapies Business & Tourism Childcare & Education Computing & IT Construction Trades (Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Installation, Painting & Decorating, Plumbing) Creative Media Engineering Hairdressing Health & Social Care Hospitality & Catering Motor Vehicle Music Technology Performing Arts Public Uniformed Services Sport & Adventurous Activities Preparation Routes

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How to apply

A guide to starting a course with us 1 Find out about us Visit our websites and come to an Open Evening (October/ November) or Advice Event (January – September) to meet teachers and see our facilities. Chat to our School Liaison Team when they visit your school or call our Admissions Team for advice.

97% SAID THE HELP THEY HAD FROM THE COLLEGE WHEN THEY FIRST GOT IN TOUCH WAS GOOD*

i Apply online from 3 November 2017!

2 Experience Attend a Taster event (details on our websites) to get an idea of what you might enjoy. See a show - Performing Arts and Music and Drama have shows throughout the year. Dine at Origins Restaurant, or have a treatment at the Hair & Beauty Training Academy or just ask to have a tour of the College campuses!

3 Apply for a course Apply via the course pages on our websites - you can contact Admissions for help if needed. We accept applications throughout the year for vocational courses, subject to availability of places. For A Levels we ask that you apply by 26 January as demand is high on certain courses. Applications after this date will be processed, however, some A Level choices might be full. If you are applying in September for courses starting that same year please ring the Admissions Team before submitting an online form. Please note: You are able to apply to both an academic and vocational programme if you want to find out about both and keep your options open, we will invite you to interviews and pre enrolment events for both applications to help you make your choice by the time of enrolment.

And by 26 January 2018 to guarantee your course choice for A Levels. *Student Induction Survey for our vocational students, September 2016

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What happens next?

Keeping in touch

A Level applications:

We will keep in touch by email and texting and you will be invited to attend a Pre-Enrolment Event in the summer where you will meet other students and find out more about your programme.

• Interview dates for English and Welsh Bridge campuses are available on the College website, and happen throughout the year as well as some events in Telford and Oswestry if that’s easier for you to attend. At the interview you will find out more about the College and discuss your reasons for your course choice with a tutor. We will look at the predicted grade information from school or achieved grades and offer you a place on the course, or refer you for further information and guidance. Please make sure you have read the qualifications section on page 6 to find out more about the range of qualifications available • You are required to accept the offer of a place within two weeks of your interview • You can ask for someone to support you at the interview if necessary- it’s nothing to worry about, just an opportunity to meet you and discuss your ideas • Your parents/guardians are able to attend the sessions to find out more about the College but they won’t be invited to join you in the individual discussion, as we want to get to know you. Vocational applications • You will be invited to the next available interview session at London Road or English Bridge for Art courses, so you can see the specialist facilities. At this event you will get a better idea of what the College is about and have a chance to discuss your goals with your tutor and meet others who are applying for the same course. Your family are welcome to attend too and this is also a good time to discuss any support requirements you may have and chat to Student Services about any financial or transport queries. At the event we will offer you a place depending on your actual or expected examination results. These sessions start in January and continue up to September.

6 Enrol We will email you to confirm arrangements for enrolling in August or September. You will get your student ID card and be told all you need to know about starting here.

7 Start your course Your course will begin with a settling in week. Your teachers and Progression Specialist/Support Tutor will identify your aims and goals to put on your Individual Learning Plan. If you require support to get settled into College, this will be agreed and reviewed throughout the year.

8 Join the success story! We place emphasis on supporting you to achieve your true potential and in helping you to progress to your preferred destination, whether that’s a job or a place at university. With our support, whatever you want to achieve, we’ll help you to make it happen.

CALL OUR ADMISSIONS TEAM for help with any questions on: 01743 342 346 (vocational diplomas and Apprenticeships) or 01743 235 491 for A Level applications.

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ACADEMIC COURSES Applied Science Biology Business Chemistry Classical Civilisation Computer Science Drama & Theatre Economics Electronics English Language English Combined English Literature Film Studies Fine Art Further Mathematics Geography Geology Graphic Communication

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Health & Social Care History IT Multimedia & Games Law Mathematics Media Studies Modern Languages Music Photography Physical Education Physics Politics Product Design Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Statistics Textiles

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Aspiring Oxford and Cambridge applicants will benefit from our extensive range of activities to support you in making a competitive application including: Small group subject tution, Oxford & Cambridge conferences: visits and contacts with our link staff: access to summer schools: application support and essay competitions: super curricular activities and Access to free university level Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

Cultural trips include a workshop at a stage class on stage combat given by jobbing broadway actors.

Take part in enrichment activities throughout the year.

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Support is provided for those interested in applying for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Biomedical degrees including: expert speakers, UCAS admissions support, UKCAT / BMAT preparation advice, university visits and work experience.

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Universities that our academic students went to last year.

Russell Group/Sutton Trust Universities:

Top 10 Universities: 1. University of Chester 2. University of Liverpool 3. University of Birmingham 4. Manchester Metropolitan University 5. University of Manchester 6. Aberystwyth University 7. Liverpool John Moores University 8. University of Worcester 9. University of Sheffield 10. University of Swansea University of Glasgow

University of Edinburgh

Newcastle University Durham University

University of Bath University of Birmingham University of Bristol University College London (UCL) University of Cambridge Cardiff University Durham University University of Edinburgh University of Exeter University of Glasgow Imperial College London King’s College London University of Lancaster University of Leicester University of Leeds University of Liverpool University of Manchester Newcastle University University of Nottingham University of Oxford Queen Mary University of London Queen’s University of Belfast University of Reading Royal Holloway, University of London University of Sheffield University of Surrey University of Warwick University of York

University of York

Queen’s University of Belfast University of Lancaster Liverpool John Moores University

University of Leeds University of Manchester & Manchester Metropolitan University

University of Liverpool University of Sheffield

University of Chester University of Nottingham

Aberystwyth University

University of Leicester University of Birmingham

University of Worcester

University of Warwick

University of Swansea Cardiff University University of Bristol

University of Reading University of Surrey

University of Bath University of Exeter

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University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

Imperial College London King’s College London Queen Mary University of London Royal Holloway, University of London University College London (UCL)

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Outstanding preparation for university... Shrewsbury Colleges Group leavers in 2013 who completed their degrees last year (2016) excelled. Our students are more likely to gain top degrees than other sixth form college students or independent school students.

ACROSS ALL UNIVERSITIES:

RUSSELL GROUP UNIVERSITIES:

FIRST CLASS OR UPPER SECOND

FIRST CLASS OR UPPER SECOND

Average for all sixth form colleges was 76%, and 80% for independent school sixth forms

Average for all sixth form colleges was 82%, and 81% for independent school sixth forms

81% 87% GAINED GAINED CLASS HONOURS

CLASS HONOURS

(Source: HESA Report, Sixth Form College Association, April 2017) Of the known destinations of students completing A Level courses…

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APPLIED SCIENCE

Applied Science BTEC National Extended Certificate (Level 3)

Course Content This course is for people with a strong interest in Science who wish to follow a science based career. It will help you to understand the world of Applied Science by looking at the applications rather than theories. There are plenty of opportunities to conduct more in-depth practical work and time to complete your own research. Learning methods include completing assignments, case studies and projects, which are based on realistic workplace situations. You will learn about the demands and legislation which exist in the science workplace as well as developing a wide range of scientific and transferable skills in preparation for a career or higher level study. This type of course requires you to be well organised and able to work to deadlines; you will be a student who achieves through continuous assessment rather than final exams.

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The course is really practical based and gives you a good insight of what to expect in this industry.

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Entry Requirements See page 8.

Fin Davison A Level English Combined, Film Studies, BTEC Level 3 Applied Science Previous school: William Brookes School, Much Wenlock

Year 1 There are two mandatory units in the first year: Principles and application of science - assessed by a 90 minute written exam testing knowledge in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Practical Scientific procedures and techniques - assessed by internal assignment which can include research, projects, investigations, fieldwork and experiments. Located at Welsh Bridge Campus 18

Year 2 In addition to the units completed in Year 1 you will complete one further mandatory unit: Science investigation skills assessed by a two-part task set by the exam board. Students complete an experiment under timed conditions and then complete a written task based on their findings.

PROGRESSION: BTEC courses use a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence that they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace and also have the study skills to continue onto higher education courses. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses (if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning, including, but not exclusively, those which are science-related).

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BIOLOGY

Biology Entry Requirements See page 8. Course Content This is an exciting and exacting subject that is delivered in an innovative and dynamic way. As part of a well-resourced and very successful department, students will be guided and supported throughout the course. Transferable skills such as data analysis and practical design will be developed. You will study a broad range of biological topics over the two years and learn how to apply your knowledge to society and to novel situations, e.g. learning the fundamentals of genetics and using this information to genetically modify bacteria so that they glow in the dark! A Level Biology can open up a range of career opportunities including: biological research, medical, environmental, forensics, sports and science communication. The transferable skills you will learn, such as problem solving, are also useful for many other areas, such as law. Assessment By 3 exams at the end of the 2 year course. Practical Endorsement in Biology. This is a non-exam assessment that involves carrying out 12 different practical investigations and providing evidence for each one in a folder submitted at the end of the course.

I am going on to study Zoology at University. It’s challenging, but really rewarding. What you learn in class, you can relate to your life. I would definitely recommend the course if you are interested in science. Foy-Lynn Idema-Trehan A Level Biology, Extended Project, Fine Art, Geography Previous school: The Corbet School, Shrewsbury

GCE A Level

PROGRESSION:

i Support is provided for those interested in applying for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Biomedical degrees including: expert speakers: UCAS admissions support: UKCAT / BMAT preparation advice: university visits and work experience.

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Located at Welsh Bridge Campus

A Level Biology is an excellent base for a university degree in healthcare, such as medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, veterinary, or dentistry, as well as the biological sciences, such as biochemistry, molecular biology or forensic science. Biology can also complement sports science, psychology, sociology and many more.

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BUSINESS

Business Entry Requirements See page 8. Course Content Business looks at a wide range of businesses ranging from small local firms to multinationals. We use current examples/ websites to discuss and explain decisions based on business theory. For example: • Why won’t the Dragons invest in a business idea? • How do interest rates and exchange rates affect a business? • Why are the British moving production to other countries? • How do we motivate staff to achieve their best? • What do financial reports really tell us about a business? The A Level focusses on the four functional areas of business Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Operations. Lessons are primarily teacher led with regular homework, including essays. The course is assessed by 3 x two hour exams at the end of the second year.

The course helps you understand how businesses work and what goes into actually running a business. This will help me start up my own business in the future.

GCE A Level

Bethan Francis Applied Science BTEC, Business BTEC, A Level Media Studies Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

BTEC National Extended Certificate (Level 3) Course Content The BTEC course consists of four units which require you to use real and live business information to make recommendations.

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Lessons will be guided by teachers but assignments require independent work. You will need to research information and present your findings in written reports and oral presentations. This course is assessed by 50% coursework and 50% exam at the end of the course.

PROGRESSION: Typically 95%provide progressopportunities to a wide variety of HE courses, Both courses for progression to a including in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Medicine, wide rangedegrees of Higher Education degrees, Apprenticeships and Pharmacy. or employment.

i You will undertake additional activities including work experience, College enterprise activities such as the Tenner Challenge, employer visits e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, inspirational business speakers.

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CHEMISTRY

Chemistry GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8.

Course Content Why is copper sulphate blue? Why does ice float on water? If you want to be able to explain things like this, and to learn more about the fascinating and varied world of the elements, then Chemistry is the course for you. Chemistry is the science of materials. It is about gases, liquids and solids; how they interact and how they may be made. Think about plastics, pesticides and drugs; fireworks, fuels and explosives. Chemistry is, literally, everywhere. A qualification in Chemistry is challenging to study, highly valued and leads to a wide variety of careers. If you are undecided about your future, many options are kept open by studying Chemistry.

I really enjoy the practical elements of the course, it’s great to learn new things on a weekly basis.

Frances Knox Allman A Level Biology, Chemistry, Extended Project, History Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

Year 1 • Foundations in Chemistry • Periodic Table and Energy • Core Organic Chemistry • Practical Skills in Chemistry Year 2 • Physical Chemistry and the Transition Elements • Rings, Polymers and Analysis • Practical Skills in Chemistry

PROGRESSION:

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Located at Welsh Bridge Campus

Typically 95% progress to a wide variety of HE courses, including degrees in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Medicine, and Pharmacy.

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CLASSICAL CIVILISATION

Classical Civilisation GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8.

No previous knowledge of Greek or Roman Civilisation is required. You should have an interest in Greek and Roman History and Society. It is unlikely that students will have studied any aspect of the Ancient World before so we do not require any specific GCSEs to study this course. If you have an interest in different cultures, history, literature, art or philosophy then this is a great course to choose because it has aspects of many different subject areas. If you enjoy reading and essay writing, discussion and analysis then this is a course that you would enjoy.

Classics is a really interesting and engaging subject as there are lots of different aspects to look at, including ancient history and literature.

Chloe Lewis A Level Classical Civilisation, English Literature, History Previous school: The Marches School, Oswestry

Course Content This is very varied course, studying myths, literature, history, politics, art and architecture, philosophy and the way people lived in Greece and Rome. The core themes that run through this subject are: • Society: relationships within the household, between the household and the wider community, between different communities • Myths: Heroes, villains, monsters. • Religion: portrayal of gods, attitudes to gods, the role of religion • Values: concepts of heroism, honour, duty, virtue, justice, the good life Located at English Bridge Campus 22

• Politics and leadership: bases of power, attitudes to those in power, accountability of those in power, processes for making decisions and resolving disputes, attitudes to war and peace • History: A study of specific periods of Greek and Roman History in order to understand the material studied. Many students take this course out of interest and discover that it sits alongside any A Level course, especially those which develop reading, writing and discussion skills.

PROGRESSION: Students go on to study courses at university such as Ancient History, Classics (Latin and Greek) or Classical Civilisation or History, English, Law, Theatre Studies, Social Sciences and Archaeology. Careers can include Legal and Public Services, Teaching, Travel and Tourism, Civil Service, Journalism, Politics, Museum and Historical archives.

i Previous students have entered national competitions including Ancient World / Classic Essay at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science GCE A Level

You should be interested in learning how to write programs and apps such as games, fitness trackers and sat navs. Course Content Paper 1 40% of A Level: Computer Systems. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of programming including: • Types of programming language • Networks, encryption and cybersecurity • Web technologies, e.g. JavaScript, HTML and CSS • Boolean Algebra, data structures and computer logic Paper 2 40% of A Level: Algorithms and Programming. You will learn to think logically and understand how computers operate, including • Computational thinking and problem solving • Programming in an industry standard language

The course is very logical and I enjoy the programming side - especially programming the robots. It will also help me with my future ambitions at university.

Entry Requirements See page 8.

Molly Winter A Level Computer Science, Mathematics, Religious Studies. Extended Project Previous school: Telford College of Arts & Technology

• Algorithms Coursework 20% of A Level: Programming Project You will produce a project, such as a game, a web-based booking system or a fitness tracker in a language such as Python, C#, PHP.

PROGRESSION:

Previous students have gone to university to study: Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Internet Computing, Software Engineering, Games Programming and Civil Engineering. Others have secured computing apprenticeships at GCHQ, the BBC, BT and Capgemini.

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This course will prepare you thoroughly for Computer Science courses at university or for degree level computing Apprenticeships.

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DRAMA & THEATRE

Drama & Theatre GCE A Level

Course Content A practical, engaging and creative course where you will examine the work of drama practitioners, explore a range of drama as a practical art form, and work independently to create your own performances. You will be given a thorough grounding on the basics of performing and experience the innovative styles of playwrights, directors, actors, and companies. You will develop and demonstrate a range of theatre making skills and experience a range of opportunities to create theatre, both published text-based and devised work. In the first year most lessons will be practical and, as the live performances are assessed, there will be extra rehearsals outside of lessons. Homework will be researching specific practitioners, learning lines and rehearsing. Part of the second year involves working on a devised piece to perform to an external examiner. Assessment Two of the components are performance based, 60% of the qualification, and you complete a creative log and an evaluation report. The third component is exam based and is worth 40%.

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The course has really boosted my confidence and the teachers are really engaging, which makes the course a fantastic experience for students who enjoy acting.

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Entry Requirements See page 8.

Elisha Welch A Level Business, Drama & Theatre Studies, Health & Social Care BTEC, Religious Studies Previous school: Thomas Adams School, Wem

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Typically over 80% progress to higher education, of whom 75% choose degree courses related to the Performing Arts. This course is an excellent step towards a career in the performance industry, showing that a student is confident, self-disciplined and can work in a team.

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ECONOMICS

Economics GCE A Level

You will be interested in why economic events happen and willing to follow current affairs. Why study Economics? • What caused the global financial crisis? • Will government cutbacks affect economic growth? • Why do we worry about the price of oil and petrol? • How much income tax should people pay? • How do firms decide what prices to charge? • Economics graduates are the highest-paid in the UK (Department of Education). You will: • have the chance to attend courses and take part in competitions to boost your application to the top universities (including Oxbridge) • experience lessons that relate to the real world and explain how economic theory relates to what you see on TV

The course enables me to delve into the world of finance and how it affects our economy. I have developed both my maths and writing skills.

Entry Requirements See page 8.

Georgina Morris A Level Chemistry, Economics, English Literature, Mathematics Previous school: Bishops Castle School, Shropshire

• learn how to analyse data, think critically about situations and make informed decisions • study an A Level which has been prepared in consultation with the top universities and employers.

PROGRESSION:

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Students carry on to a wide range of university courses, including Economics, Finance, Business and Law. Others progress to a wide range of Apprenticeships, including those in Banking and Accountancy.

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ELECTRONICS

Electronics GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8. Electronics is an ideal subject to take if you like a blend of the practical and the theoretical. It will be particularly useful to you if you are thinking of going on to study for a degree in engineering or physics. As a consequence it is also a very good complement to the advanced Physics course. Course Content The course will give you a thorough grounding in basic electronics and introduce you to some of the many exciting communication and control applications. The project component of the course, which counts 20% of the marks, will allow you to gain hands-on experience at designing, building and testing specific systems and those of your own choice. Electronics fills our everyday lives! At home we see computers, telephones, washing machines, radios, TVs, cameras, etc. Outside we encounter electronics in trains, planes and automobiles, traffic systems and hospital equipment. It is ubiquitous. Clearly the field of Electronics has made, and will continue to make, a huge impact on the quality of our lives and the prosperity of the country. The skills and knowledge are clearly needed in this technological age. We have a new well-resourced lab with extensive ICT facilities and we are one of the largest centres in the country for A Level Electronics. Located at Welsh Bridge Campus 26

i You can apply to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme which links teams of students with local companies to work on real, scientific, engineering and technological problems. This six month scheme provides you with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology so that you can make an informed decision about your future studies and career.

PROGRESSION:

A Level Electronics is a valuable asset for those wishing to pursue electronics as a career, or any science, engineering and technology related careers. Many Electronics students go on to study Engineering, Physics or Computing at university or prestigious Apprenticeships including GCHQ, BBC and Google.

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English Combined, English Language, English Literature GCE A Level Exam Boards: • English Combined - Language and Literature (AQA) • English Language (AQA) • English Literature (OCR) Entry Requirements See page 8. Why Study English A Level? English is an exciting and interesting subject to study and we hope that you will enjoy the idea of lively debate and discussion. Whichever English course you choose, you will gain a great deal of academic prowess through a subject that promotes the development of transferable skills. You will be taught to think analytically, to synthesise information, and to develop excellent communication skills that are a prerequisite for a wide range of career paths. One of the most important skills you will learn is how to write coherently and critically. This is an essential skill that will aid you in your other subjects and is invaluable in higher education and the world of employment.

Studying English Language and Literature will open up a broad range of career opportunities - from Law and Teaching to Journalism and Politics. It provides an exciting way of looking at both Language and Literature. Rather than seeing them as separate entities, you will be looking at how each informs the other. English Language should be your choice if you like reading a broad range of texts and enjoy experimenting with language. The course covers a range of topics: from studying the research of theorists linked to such areas of language as speech and gender, language acquisition, accents and dialects and the language of technology to learning about grammar in order to explore the ways writers use language to communicate meaning in texts ranging from blogs to C17th journalism. The NEA (coursework) unit will allow you to write creatively and to undertake an investigation into an aspect of the course you have enjoyed. This A Level will equip you with the necessary skills to go into such practical professions as Journalism and Creative Writing as well as academic degrees such as Law and Media Studies. If you are thinking of studying English at university, it is perfectly acceptable to take both English Language and English Literature.

ENGLISH COMBINED, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, ENGLISH LITERATURE

English

All three English courses will give you the flexibility to learn about what you enjoy most in the different coursework units offered. The student magazine is usually produced within the English Department. What do the different English courses offer?

i Trips include theatre trips to London, Manchester and Stratford-upon-Avon and international trips including the battlefields visit to France; university taster days, residentials and creative writing workshops. These are all optional but highly recommended.

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English Combined will appeal to you if you enjoy reading modern texts of all genres – poetry, drama, prose and nonfiction. We study works by such writers as Margaret Atwood, Arthur Miller and Jon Krakauer, analysing the ways language is used to create character and consider topical issues. The course also explores both the ways speech works and how writers of a range of texts from adverts to journals use language to convey their attitudes and values. There is some opportunity to apply this in creative writing in the examination. The NEA (coursework) component will allow you to choose and analyse your own fiction and non-fiction texts.

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English Combined, English Language, English Literature English Literature explores the big questions affecting human existence, and, if you are passionate about reading prose, poetry and drama and find succumbing to the power of a writer’s imagination a thrilling experience, it is an ideal choice of subject. You will be immersed in the seventeenth century world of Jacobean intrigue, obsessive desires and murder. But be warned, there is also the chance of being shipwrecked upon a remote island with a vengeful magician and three boisterous drunks for company. So that’s Webster and Shakespeare. And if that’s not enough excitement for you, we can assure you that some time will be spent visiting destinations rivalling the exhilarating experience of hell, in your investigation of modern and contemporary Dystopian or Gothic fiction by writers such as Carter, McCarthy, Atwood and Orwell. As with the other English courses, this A Level enables you to demonstrate your well-rounded, breadth of knowledge and essential communication skills and will open up a broad range of career opportunities - from Law and Teaching to Journalism and Politics.

My favourite aspect of the course is the creative writing part. The teachers really enhance the learning experience.

ENGLISH COMBINED, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, ENGLISH LITERATURE

English

Olivia Edwards A Level English Literature, English Language, Spanish Previous school: The Priory School, Shrewsbury

Assessment In all three English courses one unit will be assessed through coursework (20%) and the other by external examinations (80%); all at the end of the second year of A Level study. Assessment across all courses is linear.

PROGRESSION:

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Higher Education: English provides an excellent foundation for various higher education courses including: Law, Medicine, English, Linguistics and Education. It can be combined with a range of other subjects at university.

i Aspiring Oxford and Cambridge applicants will benefit from our extensive range of activities to support you in making a competitive application including: Small group subject tution, Oxford & Cambridge conferences: visits and contacts with our link staff: access to summer schools: application support and essay competitions: super curricular activities and Access to free university level Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

Employment: English offers increasing employability in a range of career areas, especially those that require developed communication skills. Students in this subject have gone on to careers in Law, Health and Medicine, Commerce and industry, Marketing, Politics and international relations, general management, as well as leading to more predictable areas like Journalism, Publishing, the Media, Education, Theatre and Public Relations.

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FILM STUDIES

Film Studies GCE A Level

Course Content In Film Studies we research and analyse movies, both mainstream and arthouse, from various national, global and historical contexts - how they are financed, constructed and shown. You will learn and apply specialist terminology and theories. You have the opportunity to write a screenplay or shoot and edit a short film for coursework. In both Year 1 and Year 2 you’ll be able to develop your knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of film styles and genres, reflecting different social, cultural, political, historical and technological contexts. You will also learn about the different ways in which spectators respond to film, be able to apply critical approaches to the analysis of films. Particular areas of focus will be:

You get to create and produce a film, which is really good as you learn a lot about the industry, preparing you for possible career routes.

Entry Requirements See page 8.

Joe Orrin A Level English Literature, Extended Project, Film Studies, History Previous school: The Priory School, Shrewsbury

• the roles played by cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing and sound • the aesthetic dimensions of films, such as lighting, composition and framing • international film styles and traditions • major movements or stylistic developments in film history

PROGRESSION:

• the representation of cultures and societies in films

Provides a strong foundation for Film and moving image production courses such as degrees in Film Production and more practical qualifications such as HNDs. Or as a joint-degree with other subjects e.g. Media, English, History, Languages etc.

• the technical skills involved in planning and producing. Assessment Two written examinations (2 hours each), may include critical approaches to film study, early cinema, contemporary UK and US cinema, independent film and documentary (70%) Production coursework - either a 5-minute short film or 10-minute screenplay with a photographic storyboard, followed by an evaluative analysis of the production (30%).

i Cultural trips include a four day visit to New York with other students studying Drama, Photography and Music.

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• narrative construction

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FINE ART

Fine Art GCE A Level

Entry Requirements See page 8. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject should be able to demonstrate their interest through a visual portfolio that may include a variety of media.

I’ve been able to find my own artistic style and become more confident experimenting. It allows me to develop my creative expression.

We will help you achieve your full creative potential and encourage all our students to experiment by using various image-making techniques and different media and materials. There will also be many opportunities to see the work of artists through gallery visits.

Course Content Year 1: Portfolio Development. You will experiment with a wide range of media and explore different areas within Fine Art, including Painting, Installation, Collage, Printmaking and 3D Construction, as well as developing a wide and varied approach to Drawing.

Ellen Purce A Level English Literature, Fine Art, Graphic Communication Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

Year 2: Personal Investigation (Component 1) and External Assignment (Component 2). You will build on the knowledge and skills and develop work with a more independent and personal approach. You will conduct a personal written investigation of up to 3000 words that will support your practical work.

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Assessment Personal investigation is 60%. The remaining 40% will be derived from an externally set assignment, given in February with a period of research to develop ideas, followed by a 15 hour exam period to produce a finished outcome.

PROGRESSION: Includes Art Foundation Course, Fine Art Degree, Painting, Printmaking, Contextual Practice, Visual Art, Interactive Art, Critical Practice, Fine Art Animation, Digital Film and Screen Arts, Sculpture and Installation.

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GEOGRAPHY

Geography GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8.

Course Content You should have an interest in world issues such as climate change, migration and inequality and will develop important skills such as decision-making, literacy, research, numeracy, teamwork, IT skills and evaluation making Geographers highly employable in a wide range of areas. Topics include issues and regeneration in urban and rural areas, globalisation, superpowers, migration, water and carbon cycles, energy security, tectonic processes and hazards, migration and coastal landscapes and management. We use a wide range of case studies from around the world, including some close to home.

We learn about Physical and Human Geography which develops a rounded view in relation to current affairs. It’s a very rewarding course.

You will learn in a wide variety of ways, but there is a focus on small group activities as we want you to work with others and develop your own ideas and opinions. We also learn about Geography first hand by visiting many of the places that we study.

Jamie Highfield A Level Classical Civilisation, Geography, History, Extended Project Previous school: The Corbet School, Shrewsbury

We invite experts to contribute, which has recently included advanced seminars with University Centre Shrewsbury and lessons led by activists from Global Justice Now. Assessment Three exams at the end of the second year of both short and longer answers, but there are no long essays. One is based on a resource booklet. Coursework assignment is worth 20% of the final mark.

PROGRESSION:

i Four day trips to the coast, rural Shropshire and two cities, as well as other more local activities.

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Located at Welsh Bridge Campus

Approximately 75% progress to Higher Education of whom 31% choose a Geography related course. Others go on to relevant careers in areas such as the Environment, Planning and Travel or wide ranging careers such as Social Services, Charities, the Media, Research and Marketing.

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GEOLOGY

Geology GCE A Level

There is no requirement to have studied Geology at GCSE but you should like science, care about the Earth, be interested in the natural world and like practical and outdoor work. Course Content Geology is the study of the Earth - how it works, its 4.5 billion-year history, as well as where it is heading in the future. Geologists study some of society’s most important problems, such as energy, water and mineral resources, as well as natural hazards like landslides, volcanoes, earthquakes, and floods. Our course also covers big themes such as dinosaurs and planets and topical issues like fracking and climate change. The course is designed to reflect the role of geologists in the contemporary world. There is a big emphasis on developing skills and applying ideas. The course involves a good deal of practical work including field trips.

I’m so glad I chose Geology! You get to learn about some of the most interesting phenomenon in the world happening in the past and right now.

Entry Requirements See page 8.

John Lewis A Level Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology Previous school: Church Stretton School

Assessment Practical assessments, as well as three exams at the end of the second year, (one is practical.)

PROGRESSION:

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Degrees include geology, science and maths leading to opportunities in hydro-geology, Civil Engineering, water, oil, gas, and mineral companies plus Environmental Management positions. Careers include working in Constructional Engineering, Mineral Extraction, Hydrology and Town Planning and can involve travelling the world.

i Four field trips, possibly residential and have previously included Siciliy and Iceland.

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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

Amber Brookes, Astronomy - zine design

Graphic Communication GCE A Level

If you have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject you should demonstrate interest through a visual portfolio that may include work in a variety of media. Course Content Graphic design is the study of printed messages and moving images; to persuade, to intrigue, to instruct, to warn, to sell and how these messages are crafted and constructed. You will explore a wide range of drawing techniques from print and photography to animation and digital imagery. There is a programme of gallery/seminar visits and guest speakers. Year 1: • Portfolio Unit Typography: You will learn to manipulate type and craft your own typefaces to harness the power of the printed message • Hi-tech and Lo-fi techniques: You will learn how to use a range of techniques including digital imagery, video and stop-motion animation through to typewriter and ink

The course gives you all you need to know and how brands work. It will enable me to put my knowledge into practice in the graphics world.

Entry Requirements See page 8.

Ed Link A Level English Language, Graphic Communication, Media Studies Previous school: Mary Webb School, Shrewsbury

• Creative thinking: You will learn how to apply research to solve creative problems • Personal Visual Communication. You will generate innovative ideas; understand and exploit layout, photography, illustration, form and a multitude of other design skills. • Self-initiated brief. Showing research skills, ideas and experimentation through visual communication methods, includes a written, analytical, contextual element. Assessment Coursework and controlled test from a selection of eight questions set by the exam board, with ten weeks to prepare sketchbook work. Controlled 15 hour test in exam conditions.

Includes: Art Foundation course, Design degree, Graphic Design, Multi Media, Web Design, Packaging, Advertising, Illustration, Animation.

i There are optional residential trips to London and Berlin.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Health & Social Care BTEC National Extended Certificate (Level 3)

Course Content You will study a combination of Biology, Nutrition, Sociology, Law and Ethics. This blend of subject areas allows cross over and complements other A Levels. It is a practical course that concentrates on allowing you to understand how theory underpins practice. Placements are an essential, valuable and important component of the course in both years. This makes the subject vital preparation for many relevant university courses. • Essential skills and knowledge for working in the field of health and social care or those associated with it • Ability to investigate ways of empowering individuals who use Health & Social Care services • Self-management skills by researching and applying your knowledge and understanding to real-life scenarios

It’s really enjoyable as you learn a variety of topics throughout the two years that will help my career choices.

Entry Requirements See page 8.

Phoebe Mears Health & Social Care BTEC, A Level Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology Previous school: William Brookes School, Much Wenlock

• Placement in a setting such as hospitals, schools and social care.

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Assessment Assessment is by assignments marked internally and an examined unit each year. This large coursework component allows students to develop independent learning skills and spreads assessment out throughout the course rather than all at the end. Criteria to work to in these assessments are clearly structured to ensure that all the grades are fully accessible. A calendar of the assessments is provided to students to ensure planning and organisation is possible.

PROGRESSION:

This course is for students who wish to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for Health, Social Care and Early Years. It is an ideal course for those looking to go into Teaching, Nursing, Social Work or to work in a related context.

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HISTORY

History GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8.

You should have an interest in the world around you, different countries, societies and cultures and like learning about people, how they interact, and what motivates them.

History inspires me - I am fascinated by how we have got to where we are today through our historical roots.

Course Content You will study over 200 years of History, including at least one period of British History and the lives of ordinary people as well as the impact of great historical figures. We use original source material, video evidence, discussion, debate and essay writing. The department provides its own intranet site and department booklets to help you in your journey to becoming an historian.

Mary Taylor Lewis A Level Chemistry, English Literature, History, Mathematics Previous school: The Priory School, Shrewsbury

You’ll study ‘Britain transformed 1918-1997’ and ‘The USA 1955-1992: Conformity and Challenge’ in the first year and ‘The British Experience of Warfare c1790-1918’ and a piece of coursework on the impact of the Vietnam War on the United States in the second year. Assessment You will take three exams at the end of two years and complete a piece of coursework.

PROGRESSION:

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Includes degrees in History, or related subjects such as Politics, English Literature, Economics or Geography; or to vocational qualifications such as the BTEC Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Media (Journalism) or in Travel and Tourism. The skills will be useful in a number of careers, either directly related to history (e.g. working in museums, galleries, heritage sites), or in areas such as Journalism, libraries, national / local government and the Civil Service.

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IT MULTIMEDIA & GAMES

IT Multimedia & Games BTEC National Extended Certificate (Level 3) Entry Requirements See page 8.

BTEC IT is a practical course where you learn to build a computer, build a website, write a program and produce a computer animation. You might want to work as an IT professional, such as a Web Designer or Computer Technician or you might want to use your communication skills as a Helpdesk Assistant or an IT Trainer.

It’s very good for your practical IT skills in industry. IT is everywhere around us and this course reinforces the skills and knowledge to help build on real life scenarios.

Course Content • Computer Animation – build a range of animations for your games or websites

• Developing Computer Games – design, build, test and document a computer game • Event driven programming – build a user-driven program in a high level programming language

Aaron Hill, A Level Business, Film Studies, ICT BTEC Previous school: Welshpool High School, Welshpool

• Communication and Employability Skills - learn how to get a job in the IT Industry • Website production – build a fully interactive website • Computer Systems – learn how to build and repair a computer and install and customise software. Assessment The two year course contains a mix of coursework assignments, marked by the college staff and worth 50% of the course, and an exam and a controlled assessment which are marked by the exam board. Located at Welsh Bridge Campus 36

PROGRESSION:

Wide range of opportunities including: Computing, ICT, Information Systems, Multimedia all at degree level. Any employment sector which relies on ICT including: Medical, Business, Accounting, Law, Education and Engineering.

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LAW

Law Entry Requirements See page 8. Course Content The Law may be simplistically defined as rules that society as a whole is required to follow and which may be enforced in the courts. The Law is not fixed, however it evolves with changes in society. The course develops knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and includes guest speakers from universities and law firms. Year 1: you will learn how laws are made, the court system and the roles and responsibilities of those who work in the courts and the differences between civil and criminal law. Building on this, you will then learn actual legal principles that can be applied to real life situations e.g. in criminal law what is required to prove that a person has committed a particular offence. Criminal law topics include murder, manslaughter, theft, burglary and other offences against the person/property. Year 2: you will study civil law in more depth. You will look at tort, considering the various rights and remedies available when a person has suffered harm or damage to property. You will learn about how contracts are formed and the various rights and remedies in respect of a possible breach of contract. You will also learn to make connections between law and related concepts e.g. justice and morality. Trips to local and national courts including a visit to the University of Worcester Law School to participate in a mock Supreme Court hearing. Assessment is by a final written exam.

It is an enjoyable and interactive course that is full of opportunity for debates and mock trials. The teachers’ love for the subject and their knowledge makes the lessons compelling. Emily Davies A Level English Language, French, Law Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

PROGRESSION:

Includes Law as a single discipline or combined with humanities subjects. Careers in the Legal Profession, Accounting, Government Services or Business Management or students have also progressed to Legal Apprenticeships.

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Located at Welsh Bridge Campus

There are plans to set up Mooting and Debating societies.

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MATHEMATICS / STATISTICS

Mathematics / Statistics GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8. Mathematics is the science of pattern and structure, and like language, religion and music, it is a universal part of human culture. Mathematics has a pervasive influence on our everyday lives, from analysing statistics in medical research, to designing safe structures and vehicles, to encrypting personal data to be transmitted securely across the internet. Mathematics and Statistics are stimulating, enjoyable and challenging in their own right, but also provide excellent support for science and social science subjects. Mathematics A Level Mathematics is ideal for those who enjoy using algebra to solve problems. Two thirds of the course extends the work from GCSE on geometry, quadratic functions, trigonometry and sequences, as well as introducing new topics of calculus and logarithms. The remaining third of the course covers applications in mechanics and statistics. Statistics A Level Statistics will appeal to those who want to study a numerate subject but who don’t wan t to study lots of Pure Maths. It develops an understanding of statistical models and techniques which can be applied to realistic contexts and can be particularly useful for supporting study in Biology, Geography and Psychology.

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PROGRESSION:

The majority of students progress to university studying a range of courses from Aerospace Engineering to Biomedical Science or Gaming Technology. A Levels in Maths will develop key employability skills such as problem solving, logical reasoning, communication and resilience, and as such, having a mathematics qualification is highly regarded, even in careers which do not use mathematics directly. Mathematical techniques are used and applied in a wide range of university courses including: Physics, Engineering, Computing, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Architecture, Medicine, Business, Economics and Finance. Statisticians are in demand in all sectors of society ranging from medical research and healthcare to government business and industry. As such, Statistics A Level would be useful for degrees in Medicine, Biology, Psychology and Geography. Students who study the double option of Maths and Further Maths typically progress into Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Medicine.

Assessment All A Level courses are assessed by external exams at the end of the two years.

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FURTHER MATHEMATICS

Further Mathematics GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8.

Please note that students must also choose Mathematics to study alongside Further Mathematics. As such it is recommended that this is part of a four A Level programme. Assessment All A Level courses are assessed by external exams at the end of the two years.

It’s hard work but really rewarding and Maths can get you anywhere.

Course Content Students with a very keen interest in Mathematics will really enjoy this course, which extends and deepens knowledge and understanding beyond the standard A Level Mathematics syllabus. It introduces new topics such as matrices and complex numbers, which are vital in many maths related degrees and extends the applied topics, studying the algorithms which underpin must of modern technology as well as developing more advanced mechanics.

Annie Nicholls A Level English Literature, French, History, Mathematics Previous school: Moreton Hall, Oswestry

i Each year students have the opportunity to participate in the Senior Maths Challenge and visits are organised to lectures by leading mathematicians working in academia and industry.

Aspiring Oxford and Cambridge applicants will benefit from our extensive range of activities to support you in making a competitive application including: Oxford & Cambridge conferences, visits and contacts with our link staff, access to summer schools, application support and essay competitions, super curricular activities and Access to free university level Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

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MEDIA STUDIES

Media Studies GCE A Level

Entry Requirements See page 8. Course Content We research and analyse a range of media products from various industrial, national, global and historical contexts and apply specialist terminology and theories. You are required to research, plan and create your own media products for the non-examination assessment component.

The teachers are really enthusiastic which helps with the course progression. It allows you to fully understand the wider media issues and this will help with my career aspirations.

In Media Studies we research and analyse a range of texts from television, cinema and video games, the Press and Broadcast news, radio, i.e. television, radio and cinema. We learn specialist terminology and investigate who is constructing the text, how it is constructed and for what audience.

You will study a range of media products, which reflect different social, historical and cultural contexts. You’ll also be able to develop your knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts related to media language, representation, media industries and audiences. Finally, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge and understanding when independently creating your own media texts. You will study at least one media product produced for a nonEnglish speaking audience and at least one produced outside the commercial mainstream. You will also learn about complex media theories including structuralism, postmodernism and theories around ethnicity and post-colonialism. Located at English Bridge Campus 40

Assessment • Two examinations (2½ hours each) covering case studies, debates and concepts relating to media language, industries, representations, and audiences. (70% of total assessment.) • Practical coursework, in which students produce crossmedia products based on a particular topic, with a written statement of intent to explain their decisions and choices.

Emily Carter A Level English Language, English Literature, Media Studies Previous school: The Priory School, Shrewsbury

PROGRESSION: Many students progress to Media Studies or related courses at Higher Education. There is a wide range of theory and practical courses in this growth area.

i You will have the opportunity to attend “Create Your Future” a UCAS Convention in Manchester, to find out about all creative courses in the UK. There are other opportunities such as an annual trip to New York.

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MODERN LANGUAGES

Modern Languages French, German, Spanish GCE A Level

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Entry Requirements See page 8.

The French course is an enjoyable and rewarding challenge. I have learnt transferable skills that will be very useful in the future.

Course Content The ability to communicate in a foreign language is a very valuable asset in an increasingly globalised world. Studying a language at A Level will give you the opportunity to pursue your studies to a higher level at university or to use the skills you acquire to enhance your CV and employment prospects in a wide range of careers. French/German/Spanish can be combined with almost any other subject at university and graduates with languages are sought after within many areas of employment. You will also have an opportunity to practise your spoken language with a native assistant.

Charis Farrow A Level English Language, French, Politics Previous school: The Corbet School, Shrewsbury

PROGRESSION:

Degrees, often in combination with other subjects such as Law, History or Business, and many use their language skills to work abroad. A small percentage progress directly into employment and some have spent time abroad teaching English.

i Cultural visits include trips to France, Berlin and Barcelona.

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Assessment A final examination will include listening and reading comprehension, translation into English and into the foreign language and essays on literature and film. There will be a separate speaking test.

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You will improve all the language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through a variety of classroom-based and independent learning activities. You will also acquire a thorough understanding of the grammar of the language. Themes will relate directly to the culture of the target language countries and will include topics of social, cultural, political or artistic importance. The course will also include the study of a film and a work of literature from a target language country. As part of the speaking assessment you will undertake an independent research project where you will study an area of personal interest related to the countries where the language is spoken.

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MUSIC

Music GCE A Level

You must be able to play an instrument or sing to grade 4 (C) standard or higher. This does not mean you need to have taken any graded exams, but if no graded exam results are available, you will be required to audition. You must be able to understand standard music notation. Course Content Involves performing, composing, listening and analysing music. You will improve your skills as a performer and composer studying both ‘classical’ and ‘popular’ styles of music; listen to and analyse a wide variety of music, developing a more informed appreciation of how and why it was written and study whatever area of music you are most interested in including contemporary music and technology. Examples of the music you will study: Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Abba, Stevie Wonder, Duran Duran, Prince, Oasis, Metallica, Haydn, Mozart, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Debussy and Stravinsky. As a composer, you will learn techniques to create effective music in different styles. Most importantly, you will learn the ‘mechanics of music’ which will help you become a better musician. Typically we will analyse set and sample works, or teach you a composition technique to try at home, or practice theory or listening exercises.

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Assessment Performing – 25% Performance to a visiting examiner Composing – 25% Two ‘original’ compositions Specialism – 10% Appraising – 40% Throughout the course.

If you’ve got a passion for music, this is the course for you. You get to learn a lot of the theory and also practical side too. I really enjoy it!

Entry Requirements See page 8.

Jacob Simmons A Level Drama & Theatre Studies, Music, Religious Studies Previous school: Burton Borough School, Newport

PROGRESSION:

Recent alumni have gone on to study at the UK’s most prestigious conservatoires (RNCM, RAM, Guildhall, LSM), universities (Cambridge, Durham, Bristol, Manchester), and popular music Institutes (BIMM, ICMP.) Previous students have gained places in the National Youth Orchestra.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Bronwen Jones - Component 1

Photography GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8.

Those who have not studied a GCSE Art and Design subject should be able to demonstrate their interest in the subject through a printed photographic portfolio of 16-20 images.

I’m really enjoying the course, I’ve developed my techniques a lot so I’m finding it very rewarding. Calum Bolton A Level Photography, Sociology, Business BTEC Previous school: William Brookes School, Much Wenlock

Year 1 A series of assignments will introduce the technical, critical, and creative skills necessary. Visual literacy is developed through contextual analysis of images and the formal elements of composition. Set exercises build skills in key areas such as camera exposure, framing, depth of field, lens focal length and creative lighting as well as the manipulation of images using Adobe Photoshop and traditional photographic processes.

• Component 2 - Coursework and Controlled Test. Choose one from a selection of project briefs set by the exam board. This major project encompasses elements of research, analysis, and practical development over ten weeks, including a 15 hour test under exam conditions. Emphasis is placed on experimentation and development of ideas.

PROGRESSION:

Includes Art Foundation course, or degrees in Photography, Journalism, Media, Film, Creative Video, Visual Arts. Employment e.g. Media Developer, Art Director, Production Industries for TV, Film and Media Publishing.

i You will have the opportunity to attend “Create Your Future” a UCAS Convention in Manchester, to find out about all creative courses in the UK. There are other opportunities such as an annual trip to New York.

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Year 2 • Component 1 – Self-initiated Brief. You will write a personal area of investigation under supervision. Exploratory work is undertaken and images are generated through theoretical and practical approaches toward a final body of images. Work demonstrates extensive development of research skills, ideas and experimentation through a variety of visual communication methods and media. This unit includes a written, analytical, contextual element.

Course Content You will develop skills in digital and analogue imaging including camera techniques, studio/location lighting, darkroom photographic processes and image manipulation. Written assignments provide the opportunity to explore historical and contemporary photographic practices whilst developing critical, theoretical and practical skills through an individual body of work.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education GCE A Level

Entry Requirements See page 8. Course Content This course will appeal to you if you enjoy playing sport and want to know about human psychology, human physiology and the role of sport in society. Theory lessons look at how the body reacts to exercise, how the brain controls the body and social reasons for the importance of physical activity. Each week there is a session to enhance personal skills, coaching ability and to relate performance to theories learnt. Practical lessons generally occur in the winter term and the second half of the summer term.

I really recommend this course if you’re interested in sport and enjoy it, because you learn a variety of different elements in relation to sport and the human body, including nutrition.

There will be both the opportunity and expectation to continue and improve your team sports through the Wednesday afternoon sports programme and after College clubs.

Connor Jones A Level Biology, Mathematics, Physical Education Previous school: Newtown High School, Powys

Assessment Two written exams at the end of two years, worth 70%, a performance assessment and two pieces of coursework in one sport of your choice, worth 30% .

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BSc or BA in Sports Studies, Sports Science, Recreation & Leisure studies, PE eaching, Physiotherapy, Biochemist. Employment: Health and Fitness business, Armed Forces (PTI), Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sports Administration, Event Management. Employment in Sports Journalism and Media.

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PHYSICS

Physics Entry Requirements See page 8. Course Content The course features topics such as electricity and mechanics that you will remember from GCSE, although they will be covered to a much greater depth and more mathematically! Other aspects include positrons, neutrinos, kaons, spectra, photons, simple harmonic motion, and gravity. Physics attempts to understand the nature of energy and matter – in other words it covers almost everything. From the unimaginably small components of matter to the mindblowing vastness of the universe we will give you an introduction to some of the ideas that underlie Physics and the advances we have made in understanding them. You will be able to investigate these ideas in our well-resourced Physics labs which have extensive ICT facilities.

The course involves both practical and knowledge based learning - the teachers are really enthusiastic about their subject. The course also answers questions you have about everyday life.

GCE A Level

Jasmin Berrill A Level Fine Art, Mathematics, Physics Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

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Support is provided for those interested in applying for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Biomedical degrees including: expert speakers: UCAS admissions support: UKCAT / BMAT preparation advice: university visits and work experience.

PROGRESSION:

A good grade in Physics is essential for many careers including those in science, engineering, electronics and the medical field, but don’t forget that Physics is a highly regarded A Level whatever your future choice of career. Physics graduates are highly valued for their problemsolving and numeracy. Some examples of other careers open to you include: Architecture, Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Oceanography, Photography, Cartography, Science Broadcasting or Journalism, Computer-Aided Design, Quantity Surveying, Graphic Art and technical jobs in Media. In the world of finance Physics graduates are in even greater demand due to their transferable skills.

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You can apply to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme which links teams of students with local companies to work on real, scientific, engineering and technological problems. This six month scheme provides you with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology so that you can make an informed decision about your future studies and career.

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POLITICS

Politics GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8.

Course Content Politics is about the conflict that results from different interests and needs in society, and different attitudes to how power and resources should be gained, distributed and used. Through the study of the British political system and that of the United States, you will examine the aims, success and failure, and structures of political organisations such as parties and pressure groups, as well as the effectiveness and fairness of different electoral systems. A major feature of the course is the ways civil rights and liberties are protected and how effective they are. US Politics - the nature and ideals of the two main parties, as well as their decentralised structure and divisions; the influence of interest groups, how Presidential candidates are selected and the Electoral College system; the factors behind US voting behaviour, and the influence of the media and money; the struggle to protect civil rights. Comparative Politics- You will compare and contrast the US and UK systems and systems of government in terms of principles and effects. Located at English Bridge Campus 46

Assessment Three exams, each worth one third of total marks. Government and politics of the UK; government and politics of the USA and comparative politics; political ideas.

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Politics is brilliant, the course allows you to discuss and learn about current political events.

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Politics will appeal to those who are interested in current affairs, and like to express and discuss opinions on political ideas and power.

Edward Somerville A Level Economics, English Literature, Politics, Extended Project Previous school: Church Stretton School

PROGRESSION:

Students pursue many different courses at degree level with Politics, Law and History being the most popular. Employment: Work with Members of Parliament, or Journalism, local and central government, the Law, amongst others.

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GCE A Level

Entry Requirements See page 8.

I have found the teachers were very helpful with advice and knowledge when it came to making designs a reality. The course really helps you put your ideas into perspective.

How do good ideas become marketable products? Product design is about the creation of new items that people want to buy. It includes function and appearance, and needs the balance of technology and creativity for its success. Course Content Through a combination of practical design activities and theory you will gain a thorough understanding of the processes involved in turning ideas into attractive and functional products. You will develop your creativity and technical expertise to turn your ideas into real, marketable products. Over the 2 year course you will learn how to identify market needs and opportunities for new products, initiate and develop design solutions, and make and test prototypes/ products.

Elliot Smith A Level Geography, Politics, Product Design, Extended Project Previous school: Burton Borough School, Newport

You will develop intellectual curiosity about the design and manufacture of products and systems, and their impact on daily life and the wider world and gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of materials, components and processes associated with the creation of products. In Year 2 the ‘Design Project’, which makes up 50% of your A Level, will require you to undertake a substantial design, make and evaluate project centred on the processes of explore, create and evaluate. You will identify a design opportunity or problem from a context of your own choice for this project.

PRODUCT DESIGN

Sebastian Ward - Designs for a lamp

Product Design

PROGRESSION:

i Opportunities to enter competitions include the Rotary Club Young Innovator - one of our students gained first place last year in the West Midlands regional competition.

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Includes degrees in Product Design, Industrial Design, Design Engineering, Architecture, and Engineering disciplines. Can lead to employment in the Creative, Engineering and Manufacturing disciplines.

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PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8.

Course Content Psychology can be defined as the scientific study of human behaviour. You will learn how to describe, predict and modify human behaviour. Psychology is a challenging subject and requires not only written communication skills, but also the ability to collect, analyse and evaluate data. You can expect to engage in class debates, conduct practicals and address interesting questions, for example:

It’s a really interesting course that enables you to delve into our minds and how they work. I really recommend it to anyone.

• Are criminals born or made? • How and why memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s occur? • Do you think that our behaviour is shaped by our environment around us or is it a product of our biology?

Oliver Roberts A Level Film Studies, Graphic Communication, Psychology Previous school: The Priory School, Shrewsbury

During Year 1 you will research psychological phenomena such memory, obedience and addiction, as well as gaining an understanding of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. In Year 2 you will apply your knowledge to areas of psychology such as clinical and criminal psychology. All students will develop a thorough understanding of research methodology including both qualitative and quantitative methods of investigating complex human behaviour. Trips include a visit to the Criminology Conference. Assessment Examination including a range of short and extended answer questions.

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PROGRESSION:

Our students go on to do a number of different courses at university due to the transferable skills acquired at A Level, such as Psychology, Teaching, Social Work, Nursing, Medicine and Law. It is also useful in careers such Physiotherapy, Policing and Business.

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Religious Studies GCE A Level Entry Requirements See page 8.

Philosophy of Religion includes: The ideas of the ancient Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle; Arguments for the existence of God; the design, cosmological and ontological arguments; Can the existence of God survive the problem of evil and suffering? What is God?

The course is really interesting, very informative and helps prepare you for life’s biggest questions.

Course Content An interesting and engaging examination of the ‘big questions’ surrounding the three key areas of Philosophy, Ethics, and Christian Thought. It will encourage you to examine and reflect upon your own thoughts and beliefs about the world,- whether you believe in God, are agnostic, or an atheist. Issues will be discussed giving you the opportunity to debate your ideas with those who may hold a different belief, challenging you to reflect and refine your own thoughts. You will develop skills in critical thinking, debating, and evaluative essay writing, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of other people’s arguments.

Anna Kerslake A Level Fine Art, History, Religious Studies, Extended Project Previous school: Concord College, Shrewsbury

Ethics: you will learn and explore four different (religious and non-religious) ethical theories and apply these to different ethical issues. In Year 2 you will examine religious language and the development of ethical thought.

PROGRESSION:

Increasingly, universities are recognising the importance of the skills that you will learn in a Religious Studies A Level for any degree course at university. It will also provide you with skills that will help you in the place of work.

i All students use Unifrog, an online careers package, which includes access to thousands of university MOOCs, to support your academic development and progression to university.

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Developments in Christian Thought: you will explore religious beliefs and how they have developed historically. You will examine the Christian influence upon philosophy and ethics and how this influence has come to be challenged.

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SOCIOLOGY

Sociology GCE A Level

Sociology is the study of human societies. Sociologists are most interested in the causes and consequences of social behaviour, such as crime or discrimination. It encourages you to develop analytical and evaluative skills and question aspects of society which may have previously been taken for granted. If you have an enquiring mind, an interest in current social issues and a willingness to explore a variety of explanations of the world around you, then Sociology is the subject for you. Course Content Sociology will provide you with an understanding of the impact of the socialisation process on behaviour, culture, roles and identity, with a particular reference to gender, class, age and ethnicity. You will gain an understanding of topic areas such as family, education, crime and deviance and social inequalities including work place inequality and theories of class, ethnicity, age and gender inequality. You should develop a thorough understanding of sociological research methodology and gain knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods of research, practical and ethical issues in the research process and the evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research techniques including surveys, interviews and various types of observations.

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Assessment Three written examinations at the end of the second year, consisting of some short questions, structured responses and essays.

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Sociology has been the subject which I have most enjoyed as it has been both interesting and eye opening. I also had a great teacher who was always willing and was incredibly supportive.

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Isabella Price A Level English, Geography, Sociology Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

PROGRESSION:

Includes degrees in Social Sciences, Law, Journalism, and the caring professions and most careers which involve working with people. Approximately 65% of our 2016 leavers progressed to Higher Education, 24% gained employment and 11% progressed into training or Further Education.

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TEXTILES

Textiles Entry Requirements See page 8. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject should be able to demonstrate interest through a visual portfolio that may include work in a variety of media. If you have an interest in colour, pattern, shape, form, texture and decoration then this will provide an excellent structure from which you can explore and develop your enjoyment of textiles through art, craft and design. Course Content You will be inspired by visits to exhibitions and museums, learn how to develop ideas and apply techniques and processes to develop outcomes that may include fashion design, fashion textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and constructed textiles, domestic textiles, interior design, art textiles and installed textiles.

Year 2: You will build on knowledge and skills learnt and work with a more independent and personal approach. The year will include conducting a personal investigation that will lead to a finished textile outcome. Assessment A written component supports the work being made and contributes 60% of the final mark. The other 40% is from an externally set assignment, set in February and will have an initial period of research to develop ideas followed by a 15 hour exam period to produce a finished outcome.

The course teacher is really inspiring and motivating which is great. I really enjoy printing and thrive off my teacher’s enthusiasm for the subject. Juno Sanders A Level Textiles, Graphic Communication and Photography Previous school: Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth

PROGRESSION:

Art Foundation or direct entry onto courses including, Fashion and Textile Design, Fashion Promotion and Marketing, Costume and Theatre Design and Interior Design.

i You will have the opportunity to attend “Create Your Future” a UCAS Convention in Manchester, to find out about all creative courses in the UK. There are other opportunities such as an annual trip to New York and the Drapers Textile Competition.

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Year 1: You will use a wide range of textile media, materials and techniques to develop your confidence in investigating ideas. Learning many new skills about colour, texture, design, pattern and scale and using textile equipment you will be challenged to experiment with textile media such as machine embroidery, fabric manipulation, knit, crochet, weaving, hand stitch, applique, collage, screen printing, heat transfer techniques, garment construction, and mono printing. You will use a sketchbook to develop your work and also produce pieces outside of this format where appropriate in many different scales.

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Health & Social Care Hospitality & Catering Motor Vehicle Music Technology Performing Arts incl. Musical Theatre Public Uniformed Services Sport & Adventurous Activities

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Kick off your dancing shoes with Performing Arts

Hairdressing & Photography students collaborated on projects

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College leads the way in UK Engineering Training

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Where our vocational students go... Students completing a vocational diploma progressed to a range of courses at university last year:

BUSINESS Business and Public Relations/Business Management/Business Technology/ Economics/ Management and Entrepreneurship/ Marketing/ Tourism Management/ Culinary Arts Management

COMPUTING / SCIENCE Applied Computing/Computer Science/ Forensic Computing/ Biomedical Science/ Extended Science

CREATIVE ARTS CONSTRUCTION / ENGINEERING Aerospace Engineering/Automotive and Transport Design/Automotive Engineering/ Construction and The Built Environment/ Mechanical Engineering/ Mechanical Technology

Acting/Animation /Cartoon and Comic Arts/ Contour Fashion/ Fashion Communication and Promotion/ Fine Art/ Game Design and Production/ Graphic and Media Design/ Illustration, Graphic Novels and Children’s Publishing/ Interior Design/International Fashion Promotion/ Live Events Production/ Make-Up and Hair Design/ Photography

NURSING / HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE / TEACHING

FILM / MEDIA / MUSIC English/Broadcasting, Journalism and Media Communications/Creative Music Production/ Digital Film Production/ Film and Television Production/ Television and Radio/ Theatre Production/ Popular Music

Adult & Child Nursing/Child and Adolescent Mental Health /Childhood Studies/ Primary Education/ Health and Social Care/ Mental Health Nursing/Midwifery/ Nursing Practice (Child)/ Occupational Therapy/ Paramedic Science/ Physiotherapy/ Public Health/ Social Work/ Speech and Language Therapy/ Teaching, Learning and Child Development

SOCIAL SCIENCE / LAW Applied Psychology/ Counselling Psychology/ Criminal Justice/ Forensic Psychology/ Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation/ Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice/ Policing and Criminal Investigation/ Politics and Economics/ Psychology and Sociology/ Sociology (Foundation)

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SPORT Sport and Exercise Sciences/Sport and Nutrition for Health/Sport Business Management/Sports Journalism/ Sports Therapy

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Of the known destinations of students completing Level 3 diploma courses‌

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progressed to university/Higher Education course

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progressed to another further education course

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gained employment or an Apprenticeship

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other (travelling, looking for work, volunteering)


Universities that our vocational students went last year.

Russell Group/Sutton Trust Universities: Cardiff University King’s College London University of Liverpool University of Manchester Newcastle University University of Nottingham University of Sheffield

Newcastle University University of Sunderland University of Cumbria

University of Bolton University of Bradford Leeds Beckett University

University of Central Lancashire

University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University & University of Salford

Edge Hill University University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University & Liverpool John Moores University

University of Sheffield

University of Chester

University of Lincoln University of Nottingham & Nottingham Trent University

Keele University

Wrexham Glyndwr University

University of East Anglia

Staffordshire University

Aberystwyth University

Loughborough University

University of Wolverhampton

Aston University, Birmingham City University, University of Northampton University College Birmingham & Newman University

De Montfort University University of Worcester Coventry University

University of South Wales Cardiff University & Cardiff Metropolitan University Bath Spa University

University of the West of England Bournemouth University

Cornwall College

King’s College London Kingston University London Metropolitan University Middlesex University University of the Arts London University of East London University of Westminster British & Irish Modern Music Institute University of Brighton

Plymouth University

University of Hertfordshire University for the Creative Arts

University of Southampton & Southampton Solent University

Oxford Brookes University

University of Winchester

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ART & DESIGN INC. PHOTOGRAPHY AND FASHION

Art & Design including Photography and Fashion By studying a general art and design course you will work through a range of artistic disciplines, materials and outcomes enabling you to select your chosen pathway for further study. Our Foundation Art & Design course is awarded by the University of the Arts London - the only specialist art and design awarding body.

I’ve really enjoyed my photography course, everyone is really friendly. One of my favourite things was sharing ideas with teachers and other students. Cara Leith Level 3 in Photography Previous school: New College Telford

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HNC/HND in Game Design & Production. HNC in Performing Arts. HNC in Photography. Sarah Coffey, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

NEW!

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE INCLUDE:

from September 2017 all courses (vocational diplomas and A Levels) in Art & Design, Photography and Fashion will be located at the English Bridge campus.

Ed Barber of Barber Osgerby (Olympic Torch 2012 designers), Helen Foot (weaver and freelance designer for Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen) and Robert Mahoney (Senior Designer for Graphic Thought Facility in London).

Centre of Arts at English Bridge Campus

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Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including Art or English. Course Content A broad introduction where you will gain skills and understanding of visual language across a range of disciplines - producing, photography, print, drawing and painting techniques, 3D design and textiles, as you build a portfolio of work. You will be expected to develop an awareness of past and current art and design practices and influences.

i A number of visits will be available to galleries and exhibitions, including an extended visit to a European city. You will have the opportunity to attend “Create Your Future” a UCAS Convention in Manchester, to find out about all creative courses in the UK.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Level 3/4 UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

Course Length 2 years

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English Language and an Art subject, or Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design, at Merit, and a portfolio of art and design work.

Entry Requirements You will need A Levels (including Art & Design) or a Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design and a portfolio of work. Aged over 18 and have a 4 (grade C) or above in maths and English. Relevant experience will be considered for students aged 21+.

Over 2 million people are employed in the creative industries according to the Confederation of British Industry. These industries, which range from advertising to architecture and fashion to film, constitute one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. Young British artists and designers are at the forefront of the world’s creative industries. To develop a career you will generally need to study further at university and maintain a portfolio of practice.

Course Content Includes assignments in a range of disciplines e.g. fine art, photography, graphic design, 3D design, and textiles, and you can develop your drawing skills and undertake contextual studies. You will be taught by artists and designers in an Art School context and have opportunities to specialise but will also be encouraged to cross creative boundaries. The natural progression from this programme is to Higher Education. Your tutors will support you in building a portfolio of work, and help you to decide which area of art and design is most appropriate for you to specialise in.

Course Content You will gain insight into different art and design disciplines improving knowledge, practical skills, ideas and critical judgement in preparation for further study at degree level. Part one focuses on experimental work and developing skills; Part two will enable you to develop your confidence, independence and ability within your chosen area; Part three is a personally directed project externally assessed. Your final project will be included in the end of year Art School Show, open to the public. Each year students enjoy a residential ‘contextual studies’ visit to Paris.

ART & DESIGN INC. PHOTOGRAPHY AND FASHION

Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Photographer £14,000 - £50,000 Art editor £18,000 - £40,000

You could move on to be an: Advertising Art Director £18,000 - £100,000 Art therapist £26,000 - £48,000

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ART & DESIGN INC. PHOTOGRAPHY AND FASHION

If you have a good understanding of current trends, creative flair and good business sense, consider a future in Fashion. You’ll be taught by staff with professional backgrounds and build a portfolio to support your progression. An end of year annual fashion show provides an opportunity to display your professional standard ‘collection’ to the public. You’ll have the chance to go on visits to London, Birmingham, The V&A and to The Clothes Show.

I love making clothes and these are the skills I’ve learnt which has been amazing. I feel I’ve learnt so much from all the staff and students. We all work and help each other to do our best. Natalia Konieczna Level 3 in Fashion and Textiles Previous school: Sundorne School, Shrewsbury

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: HNC Photography. Located at English Bridge Campus 58

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE HAVE: Secured internships with prestigious fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren and Vogue Magazine and others have become freelance designers.

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Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English Language and an Art subject, or Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design, at Merit, and a portfolio of art and design work. Course Content This course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the different employment areas in Fashion such as Design, Illustration, Marketing, Merchandising, Buying, Pattern Cutting, Garment Construction and Textiles. You will develop practical skills to enable you to create your ideas and realise them as high quality outfits that will form your collection at the annual Fashion Show.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English Language, or Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design, at Merit, and a portfolio of art and design work. No previous photographic qualification is required. It is advantageous to own a DSLR camera, although we do have a limited number available for overnight loans.

Course Content A broad range of photographic skills, from studio work, fashion, location, documentary to landscape, you will need to complete practical work such as photographic shoots and sketchbook independently. There are 18 units - a mix of some traditional silver based technology and digital imaging. An ideal route for university or careers in the photographic area or other related creative fields. You could progress into fields such as Lens Based Media, or Film Production.

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS FOR FASHION & PHOTOGRAPHY? You can progress to the HNC/ HND Fashion course at other Higher Education institutions or universities such as London College of Fashion, Manchester Met, Liverpool and Brighton. You can study Fashion Buying, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Design, Fashion and Textiles and Fashion Technology. Some students go directly into employment in the fashion industry. You could become an Image Consultant or Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Buyer, or develop your creativity as a Fashion Designer.

ART & DESIGN INC. PHOTOGRAPHY AND FASHION

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Fashion Design Assistant £14,000 - £23,000 Pattern Cutter £15,000 - £40,000

You will learn about the fashion industry and develop practical skills in fashion design, drawing, pattern cutting, garment construction, fashion photography and computer aided design. You will also have visits to appropriate galleries and fashion shows.

You could move on to be a: Fashion Designer £25,000+ Retail Buyer £35,000+

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This is a fast-growing industry, with new technologies, products and treatments constantly coming onto the market. Learning about these products and treatments can lead to a highly rewarding career. You will need to be prepared to work hard, able to offer excellent customer service, and have good personal presentation. You will have the opportunity to compete in national and regional competitions, crosscollege events and in the community.

The course has helped me with my communication skills and helped me to gain a full-time position at a local salon. Communicating with clients has also helped improve my confidence.

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BEAUTY THERAPIES

Beauty Therapies

Caitlin Morton Level 3 Beauty Previous school: The Grove School, Market Drayton

Located at London Road Campus 60

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE HAVE: Gained work on Steiner prestigious cruise liners after five weeks of intensive training in their London academy and started their own successful hair, beauty and therapies businesses.

APPRENTICESHIPS: Beauty Therapy Levels 2 and 3.

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BEAUTY THERAPIES

i We are the only college in Shropshire to have a professional commercial salon, Evolve. This offers progression opportunities for employment or Apprenticeships.

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (VTCT) Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 and above, preferably maths and English. This is a commercially recognised qualification. You must be willing to work as part of a team as well as independently and be punctual, reliable and enjoy working with people. This is a challenging course, therefore

you need high levels of self-motivation and a strong commitment to study. Course Content Includes all the required elements to work as a beauty therapist, including waxing techniques, applying makeup, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, facial skincare, client care, health and safety and fulfilling reception duties. Problem solving, team working

and research skills will also be developed. You will provide professional beauty treatments on clients in our Training Academy and develop your customer service skills. You will work within a commercial environment and work to real-life time frames.

Level 2 Diploma Beautician (VTCT) Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 and above, preferably maths and English. This is a commercially recognised qualification. You must be willing to work as part of a team as well as independently and be punctual, reliable and enjoy working with people. This is a challenging course, therefore you need high levels of self-motivation and a strong commitment to study.

Course Content Throughout this qualification, you will develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients whilst providing a range of beauty treatments. You will develop communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed. Practical treatments include; manicure and pedicure

treatments, eyebrow shaping, make-up applications, manual tan application, false eyelash application, gel polish applications, and nail art services. You will be expected to attend College at least three days a week. You will be expected to study GCSE maths and English if you do not already have grade 4 or above.

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WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? Career opportunities include: working as a Therapist and/ or Manager in a salon or as a Mobile Therapist, working in spa resorts, cruise liners, running your own business employing and training others, working in department stores, as a Makeup Artist, on airlines, as well as working in theatres, film and photographic sets, as a product representative, in sales and retail and education.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Beauty Therapist £15,000 - £20,000 Nail Technician £12,500 - £25,000 You could move on to be a: Hairdressing Salon Manager £18,000 - £30,000 Experienced Stylist £30,000

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BEAUTY THERAPIES Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques (VTCT) Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements You must have three GCSEs at grade 4 or above preferably in maths, English and/ or Science and a Level 2 beauty qualification. You will be required to have an interview with the tutor prior to enrolment. You must be fully committed, reliable, and punctual and have good communication and personal presentation skills.

Course Content Health and safety in the salon, client care and consultation, photographic make-up, anatomy and physiology for make-up services, bridal make-up, airbrush make-up, individual eyelash extensions, false eyelash application, cosmetic make-up science, and promotion of products and services. Some treatments are required to be carried out outside of the College, along with attending

shows, productions and gaining portfolio evidence to showcase skills. Maths and English are integrated into the programme. There is an opportunity to work towards the Extended Diploma for students who have achieved A-C (9-4) in both maths and English. This will allow you to gain additional skills within the industry.

Level 3 Diploma Massage Therapies (VTCT) Course Length 1 year

Located at London Road Campus 62

i Please note units may be subject to change from the awarding body, VTCT. Kit/uniform will be required - please enquire at your Group Interview.

Entry Requirements For those who wish to pursue a career as a Massage Therapist, you should have a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques or a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General) or an equivalent qualification. Good communication and personal presentation skills. A grade 4 in English and maths will allow you to start on the Extended Diploma.

Course Content The course covers: health and safety in the salon, client care and consultation, history and origins of massage therapies, Swedish massage, stone therapy, Indian head massage, anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems, promotion of products and services and effective running of a business. You will develop communication and customer service skills, and gain an awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

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Problem solving and research skills will also be developed. Attendance is usually for three to four days a week. Trips and visits to enrich the learning experience may have additional costs attached. There is a mandatory 1-2 week work placement in the summer term, depending on the Level you are studying. Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to study further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in Salon Management or Complementary Therapies.


HAIR & BEAUTY TRAINING ACADEMY

Hair

& Beauty

Training Academy

I have received many treatments in the Hair and Beauty Academy CPFCNYC[UƓPFVJG students to be very professional and I love that I can afford to have regular treatments and the students talk to me about the new techniques they are performing.

The contemporary, state-of-the-art training facilities are part of the £15m redevelopment work spent on the campus. The Academy offers industrystandard training equipment for students to learn all aspects of Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty and Therapies.

You can book treatments and services with the students at a price that reflects they are still in training but overseen by professional and experienced lecturers.

Carole Thorpe - Gunner Client at the Hair & Beauty Training Academy

The Academy offers all of the treatments you would expect from a professional salon from facials and waxing to perming and colouring. Hair & Beauty students regularly get involved in events to help out in the community or raise money for charities. Recent events include pamper treatments and discounted hair appointments for charities such as Hope House Children’s Hospice and the Red Cross Young Carers.

Winner of our in-house ‘Create a fantasy image’ competition, Zina Wynne (right)

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BUSINESS AND TOURISM

Business and Tourism Whether you are interested in working in Business, Marketing, Events Management, Retail Management, Banking, Tourism or setting up your own enterprise, our Business and Tourism courses will enable you to develop the necessary skills for managing people, projects, finances and information.

I have gained many skills which will be valuable to me in the future. I have also gained a lot of confidence through opportunities I have been offered on the course, such as work experience. The course has taught me a lot about the tourism industry and possible areas for development on completion of my course. Evie Renouf Level 3 Travel and Tourism Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: HND Business with the option to top-up to a full degree. Located at London Road Campus 64

i Students get involved in various business activities. This includes a Dragons’ Den competition run in partnership with STFC and the Young Enterprise Awards. Visits will include theme parks, London Houses of Parliament, Law courts and Disneyland Paris where you will explore globalisation in an international business. Students have the opportunity to set up and run their own business by participating in the Young Enterprise Project.

APPRENTICESHIPS: Business Administration, Customer Service and Management. For more information regarding Apprenticeships please visit: shrewsbury.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 01743 260400

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Business students at Young Enterprise County Finals

Level 2 Diploma in Business

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 2 years

Entry Requirements You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 2, preferably, including English and maths.

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and maths or a Merit grade Level 2 in a business-related course.

Course Content You will study the following units: Enterprise in the Business World; Finance for Business; Promoting a Brand; Building Successful Business Teams; Law and Consumer Rights; Small Business Planning; Project Management; Introducing Retail Business.

i There are many opportunities to travel and experience the industry first hand. Examples include: Athens – European Erasmus Funded work placement opportunity, Italy – Student exchange programme, Disneyland Paris, Alton Towers, Chester Zoo, Attingham Park, Ironbridge Gorge Museums and Cardingmill Valley.

Course Content You will study managing an event, developing a marketing campaign, exploring business, pitching for a new business, visual merchandising, finance, recruitment and selection, digital marketing and international business. Assessment is ongoing through the completion of assignments written exams and controlled assessments. Throughout the course there are opportunities to gain work experience with numerous local businesses. This year the Erasmus Project enabled some of our students to go on a fully-funded trip to Athens where they gained valuable work experience in a top international hotel.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements You will need four 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above. (Extended Diploma requires maths and English GCSE.) Course Content Includes business, customer services, UK, Europe and long haul as holiday destinations, marketing, preparation for employment and placement, cruise industry, holiday representatives, events, hospitality, visitor attractions, planning a residential study visit and the airport experience. You will volunteer at events and activities within College, as well as engage with team building and leadership activities within the industry to improve your confidence and employability. A uniform is required for promotional and professional activities for Travel & Tourism. Please enquire at your Group Interview. You will be in College three days a week plus external work experience.

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Business courses can lead to employment such as: • Finance and Accounting • Marketing & Public Relations • Event Planning • Administration • Business Management • Tourism Previous students have progressed to university, gained Apprenticeships and employment e.g. with Jaguar Land Rover and Caterpillar.

BUSINESS AND TOURISM

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

Travel & Tourism courses enable access to many different local, regional, national and international jobs markets including: • Air cabin crew • Resort representatives • Tour operators • Tourist Attractions • Travel consultants • Cruise operators • Entertainers • Hotel hosts/managers • Tourism marketers • Event planners

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Resort Rep £5,500 - £9,500 + commission HR Assistant £15,000 - £22,000 You could move on to be a: Events Manager £17,000 - £80,000 Hotel Manager £20,000 - £60,000 65


CHILDCARE & EDUCATION

Childcare & Education Choosing to work in childcare is a rewarding and satisfying career and whatever area of the sector you choose to work in, it is essential to gain the necessary skills and qualifications. Courses include a range of relevant subjects such as child development, safeguarding and working together for the benefit of children and young people.

The Level 3 Childcare course is very practical and allows you to gain useful experience. The tutors are easy to talk to and always offer support. I travel in from the Telford area and have received support in terms of a travel pass. Stephanie Nicholls Level 3 Childcare Previous school: Idsall School, Shifnal

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: Foundation Degrees in Children, Young People & Communities, Early Childhood Studies and Counselling Theory and Practice.

APPRENTICESHIPS: Childcare and Health & Social Care. For more information regarding Apprenticeships please visit: shrewsbury.ac.uk/Apprenticeships or call 01743 260400

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Level 1 Diploma in Health, Social Care & Children’s & Young People’s Setting (NCFE/CACHE) Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements You should have achieved GCSE English or Level 1 Literacy and will need good communication skills, like working with people and be able to demonstrate your ability to maintain good attendance and punctuality. You will need to be enthusiastic, show positive behaviour and be prepared to study for your qualification.

Course Content This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the different types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young people’s sectors. You will study a range of units related to Health & Social Care and Childcare, like human growth and development, equality and inclusion, children and young people’s development, all of which are designed to give you the skills and

knowledge you will need to progress academically or to gain employment in the sector. The College uses a range of assessment approaches, for example, you might be involved in producing an assessed portfolio, doing written assignments, or creating assessed visual work.

Entry Requirements You need to have 4 GCSEs at grade 5 or above to include English and preferably maths. You will need to complete a DBS check before starting the course as you will be required to complete a work placement. Course Content This qualification is an introduction to the primary aspects of working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16 in play environments. It provides an understanding of playwork values, and the importance

of play and playwork in children and young people’s lives. The Diploma covers the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision in a wide range of playwork environments. You will study 12 mandatory units and sufficient optional units to gain 16 credits. Examples of topics include: playwork principles; working within a playwork environment; health and safety; developing own playwork and team practice; reflective playwork practice and support work with parents and carers in the play environment. Successful

Careers range from assistants in early years settings through to Classroom Assistants, Play Leadership, Nursery Management, Teaching and Nursing as well as exciting opportunities abroad. Many of our students go on to study a related degree at university.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE:

Level 2 Diploma in Playwork (NCFE/CACHE) Course Length 1 year

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

completion of this course will enable you to progress to Level 3 qualifications in Playwork or employment in roles such as; Hospital Playwork Assistant; Assistant Playworker in a Children’s Holiday Club; After-school Club Playwork Assistant; Adventure Centre Assistant or Soft Play Area Assistant.

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Playwork Leader £12,000 - £30,000 Nursery Worker £14,000 - £24,000 You could move on to be a: Nursery Manager £23,000 - £45,000 Ofsted Inspector £43,500 - £71,000

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CHILDCARE & EDUCATION Level 2 Technical Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements GCSE English at grade 4 and three other GCSEs at grade 5 including maths. You will need to complete a DBS check before starting the course as you will be required to complete a work placement. Course Content This course will prepare you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills when

caring for and supporting the learning and development of children from birth to 11 years and 11 months. You will study 6 mandatory units: child development from birth to 11 years and 11 months; play and learning; exploring legislation; role of the childcare practitioner; nutrition and physical development and physical activity. You will also complete 1 externally assessed short answer examination. You will have the opportunity

to gain a qualification in Paediatric First Aid which will enhance your employment prospects in the sector. Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to Level 3 qualifications across a numbers of sectors, such as Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning, or progression into employment in jobs such as Nursery Assistant, Classroom/ Pre-school Assistant.

Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE) (NCFE/CACHE) Course Length 2 years

Located at London Road Campus 68

Entry Requirements You must have GCSEs in English and maths at grade 4 or above and at least 3 other C grades in appropriate areas. Mature applicants and those with the CACHE Level 2 will also be considered. You will need to complete a DBS check before starting the course. Course Content You will learn the requirements that an early years educator must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and to keep them healthy and safe. The course

will promote teaching and learning to ensure that you can support young children to be ready for school. You will learn to give children a range of knowledge and skills to help them develop a foundation for good progress throughout their lives. You will be able to support young children aged from birth to five years in the Early Years Foundation stage. The course involves placement days.

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i On Level 2 and Level 3 courses there will be work placements, usually two days a week.


CHILDCARE & EDUCATION

Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education students explore activities to use with children in a placement setting.

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COMPTUING & IT

Computing & IT Computing & IT form the basis of a modern society and continue to be areas of employment growth with graduate starting salaries in the national top ten. Most occupations require IT experience and our nationally recognised BTEC qualifications are designed to prepare you for a range of career opportunities. You will study a wide range of specialist subjects including how to install computer components, software and hardware, design computering systems, use IT to control systems, program, build websites and networks, produce digital graphics and develop computer games. Work experience and volunteering opportunities are a key feature in our programmes to help develop and demonstrate a broad range of skills that both industry and higher education institutions seek.

The teachers are really supportive. The range of units delivered provide the opportunity to gain a broad experience before selecting an area of specialism. Alex Roberts Level 3 IT Previous school: Malvern College, Worcestershire

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: HND/HNC Computing Science

Located at London Road Campus 70

i You can attend a range of specialist workshops, gain valuable work experience, for example at BT, The NHS or a number of local IT businesses. Some students choose to support our FixIT business; the College’s own repair service, operated by students for repairing and troubleshooting staff and peers’ PCs, laptops or other devices. This experience provides an excellent addition to your CV and/ or Personal Statement.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE HAVE: Taken a range of progression routes either moving into employment at, for example, BT, Sky, Capgemini, The NHS, continuing their studies with us studying our Higher National Diploma in association with Staffordshire University, going directly to university or through gaining Higher Apprenticeships.

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COMPTUING & IT

Level 2 Diploma or Certificate in IT Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements You need two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, preferably including maths or English. Course Content This course will allow you to understand how IT is used in industry whilst developing the skills that will enable you to seek employment in an IT role. The course is made up of a range of units including: technology systems, computer networks, web development, multimedia products, installing hardware and digital graphics, which will help you develop your skills and identify suitable progression routes. On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma you will have the opportunity to apply for one of our Level 3 qualifications.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT with Games Development Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements You need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including maths and English or a Merit grade Level 2 Diploma. Course Content The Foundation Diploma includes the following units: computer games development, information technology systems, social media in business, programming, website development and data modelling.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably, including maths and English. Course Content This 3 A Level equivalent course includes: computer games development, cyber security, mobile apps development, digital animation and effects, website development, IT technical support, information technology systems, social media in business, programming and an IT project.

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? You have the opportunity to progress to a HNC or HND in Computing Science at Shrewsbury College followed by the opportunity to bridge to a full honours degree at university. Prospective job roles include: IT Technician, Games Developer, Network Engineer, Website Developer, Software Developer/Tester, Information Security Analyst and Programmer.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Computer Service and Repair Technician £12,000 - £30,000 Software Developer £20,000 - £70,000 You could move on to be a: Forensic Computer Analyst £20,000 - £60,000 Technical Architect £40,000 - £80,000

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CONSTRUCTION TRADES: BRICKWORK

Construction Trades:

Brickwork

As a bricklayer, you will develop transferable skills that are highly sought after worldwide. The projects you might work on can range from a house extension to a large commercial development. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be organised, be able to read plans and communicate effectively.

I’m looking at becoming a bricklayer in the future and looking at my options within an Apprenticeship. The course really helps with building my knowledge and skills. Adam Smart Level 1 Construction Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

APPRENTICESHIPS: Brickwork or Maintenance Operations.

Located at London Road Campus 72

For more information regarding Apprenticeships please visit: shrewsbury.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 01743 260400

i Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition and the annual Federation of Master Builders Skills Competition.

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Level 1 Construction

Level 2 Brickwork

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Preferably maths and English qualifications at Level 1. You will need to complete a BKSB Initial Assessment prior to acceptance. You will attend a half day induction session before you start your course, to do practical and written assessments. You will also meet the tutors and other students and receive your course timetable. This will help you to ensure the course is the most suitable for you.

Entry Requirements Preferably maths and English qualifications at Level 1, this is a mandatory part of the course. You will need to complete a BKSB Initial Assessment prior to acceptance and be motivated by practical activities in a variety of trade areas.

Entry Requirements Level 1 qualification in Brickwork. Preferably maths and English qualifications at Level 1, this is a mandatory part of the course.

Course Content You will gain skills in preparation to work as a bricklayer including constructing corners (Quoins), cavities and solid walling. You will have to achieve all units and pass Functional skills, English/maths, two online multiple choice knowledge tests, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year. This provides a progression route to the Level 2 Diploma. You will be in College up to four days a week. You will be expected to undertake one hour a week of study in your own time.

Course Content A large practical content that will help you choose the right trade for you. A mandatory unit covers health and safety. Optional units include: a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Plastering, Wall and Floor Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Construction Operations.

Course Content Delivered in a realistic training environment, the course includes: general core units, occupation specific units, practical assessments, multiple choice unit end tests and a multiple choice online knowledge test. You will be able to progress to a Construction Apprenticeship, based upon a satisfactory reference from your Level 2. You will be expected to undertake two hours a week of study in your own time.

Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Maths, English and Science GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. Course Content Construction principles, design and technology as well as health and safety units to prepare you for employment, Apprenticeships and Higher

Education in jobs such as Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor, Site Supervision, Contracts Management and Architecture. It also allows progression to the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment here at Shrewsbury College.

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WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? The City & Guilds qualifications are widely recognised within the construction industry and have been specifically designed for you to work in a realistic training environment. You could find work with a local company, building contractors and local authorities or become selfemployed. You could work as a sub-contractor for a building company or contractor, who would supply the materials.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES: BRICKWORK

Level 1 Brickwork

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Bricklayer £15,000 - £30,000 Construction Operative £15,000 - £35,000 You could move on to be a: Civil Engineer £24,000 - £80,000 Construction Contracts Manager £25,000 - £50,000

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CONSTRUCTION TRADES: CARPENTRY & JOINERY

Construction Trades:

Carpentry & Joinery

As a carpenter or joiner, you’ll need to follow technical drawings and plans, have an eye for detail and good maths skills for measuring and working out angles. Our City & Guilds qualifications are widely recognised within the construction industry. In the first year of study you will develop practical hand skills, then you will move on to specialise in either site carpentry, bench joinery, shop fitting or fitted interiors.

The course is very good for learning all about the trade and also helps you in other areas such as hand skills. If you’re ever stuck, you’re never afraid to ask the tutors as they always help you out. Jonti Evans Level 2 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry Previous school: Thomas Adams School, Wem

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: HNC Constructions & Built Environment.

Located at London Road Campus 74

APPRENTICESHIPS: Carpentry & Joinery or Maintenance Operations.

i Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition and the annual Federation of Master Builders Skills Competition.


Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Preferably maths and English at Level 1. You will need to complete a BKSB Initial Assessment prior to acceptance. Suitable for anyone wanting to develop their use of carpentry tools, or wanting a career within the carpentry industry. Before you start you will attend a half day induction session of practical and written assessments and have a chance to meet the tutors and other students and receive a copy of your course timetable. Course Content Designed to prepare you to enter the industry in your chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions. You will have to achieve all units and you must also pass Functional skills, English/maths, two online multiple choice knowledge tests, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments. You will also be expected to undertake one hour of study a week in your own time.

Level 2 Bench Joinery

Level 2 Site Carpentry

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery course.

Entry Requirements Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery course.

Course Content You will learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in bench joinery. You will have to achieve all units and you must also pass Functional skills, English/ maths, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year. You will also be expected to undertake two hours of study a week in your own time.

Course Content The Level 2 allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/ or career progression in Site Carpentry. You will have to achieve all units and you must also pass Functional skills, English/ maths, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year. You will also be expected to undertake two hours of study a week in your own time.

The course covers the following skills: - Set-up and operate a circular saw - Produce setting out details for bench joinery products - Mark out from setting out details for bench joinery products - Manufacture bench joinery products.

The course covers the following skills: - Carry out first fix flooring and roofing - Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs - Carry out second fixing operations - Carry out carpentry maintenance - Set-up and operate a circular saw.

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WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? The UK construction industry continues to be one of the country’s most important economic sectors and contributes around 8% of the gross domestic product, employing 2.47 million people. The greatest growth is predicted to be for wood trades and interior fit-out, followed by Construction Managers. Many Carpenters and Joiners are self-employed. You could also find work with large construction companies, local authorities, shop-fitting firms, or in set building for theatre and television.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES: CARPENTRY & JOINERY

Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Shop Fitter £13,500 - £30,000 Carpenter or Joiner £16,000 - £40,000 You could move on to be a: Quantity Surveyor £18,000 - £80,000 Building Site Inspector £21,000 - £60,000

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Level 3 Bench Joinery

Level 3 Site Carpentry

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Successful completion of Level 2 Bench Joinery course.

Entry Requirements Successful completion of Level 2 Site Carpentry course.

Course Content The Level 3 allows you to learn and develop the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bench Joinery. You will have to achieve all units and you must also pass Functional skills, English/ maths, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year. You will also be expected to undertake three hours of study a week in your own time.

Course Content The Level 3 allows you to learn and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site Carpentry. You will have to achieve all units and you must also pass Functional skills, English/ maths, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year. You will also be expected to undertake three hours a week of study in your own time.

The course covers the following skills: - Set-up and use fixed and transportable machinery - Manufacture shaped doors and frames - Manufacture stairs with turns.

The course covers the following skills: - First fix roofing and stairs - Second fixing double doors and mouldings - Use fixed and transportable machinery.

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CONSTRUCTION TRADES: CARPENTRY & JOINERY

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CONSTRUCTION TRADES: ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

Construction Trades:

Electrical Installation

As an electrician you fit and repair electrical circuits and wiring in people’s homes or businesses. You will need industry-recognised training and qualifications, a full understanding of safety rules and regulations, to be organised and pay close attention to detail. All courses offer a challenging learning environment consisting of practical workshop activities backed up by relevant theoretical core subjects.

Electrical installation has really helped me to hone my skills, which will definitely help with further work on site. The tutors are very helpful too especially with their many years of experience. Jordan Clayton Level 1 Electrical Installation Previous school: Sundorne School, Shrewsbury

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: HNC Constructions & Built Environment.

Located at London Road Campus 78

APPRENTICESHIPS: Electrical Installation.

i Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.

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Level 1 Electrical Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Preferably maths and English qualifications at Level 1 and Science and ICT skills are necessary for progression. You will need to complete a BKSB Initial Assessment prior to acceptance. You will attend a half day induction session before you start your course where you will undertake practical and written assessments.

Course Content An introduction for people thinking about a career in electrical installation. A variety of different practical tasks and techniques and a wider introduction to the basics of electrical installation: - Structure of the construction industry - Fundamental safe working practices - Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings

- Site preparation for working in the construction industry - Electrical installation wiring and terminations - Fabrication techniques for electrical installation - Electrical science and technology. On completion, you can move onto a higher level full-time qualification in Electrical Installation and possibly consider an Apprenticeship in the area.

Level 2 Electrical Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Level 1 Electrical course. Course Content You will study a combination of practical techniques and theory-based applications and undertake a wide variety of standard electrical installation work. As well as learning the theory behind electricity and reasons for selecting the right equipment, you will learn a large variety of installation methods and use industrial and commercial techniques within a workshop environment. A variety of

different wiring systems, such as conduit, tray and trunking will be learnt along with various methods of wiring and circuit control. You will also learn the safety critical tasks to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

You can progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or become operatives working within the electrical/building services industry. Or you can go onto Higher Education and become a Professional Electrical or Building Services Engineer. The electro-technical industry is part of the building services engineering sector, which also includes: plumbing, heating and ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration, and electrical and electronic servicing. Building services engineering is continually adapting to meet technological challenges and plays a central role in environmental technology developments, particularly around renewable energy and micro-generation. Those who get into the industry are in huge demand.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES: ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Auto Electrician Technician £15,000 - £35,000 Electrician £18,000 – 42,000

i To be fully qualified as an Electrician you will need to achieve Level 3, which you can do as an Apprenticeship.

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You could move on to be an: Electrical Engineer £21,000 - £45,000 Structural Engineer £22,000 - £50,000

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CONSTRUCTION TRADES: PAINTING & DECORATING

Construction Trades:

Painting & Decorating

Our industry-recognised courses are ideal for helping you gain employment in the decorating industry, either by starting up your own business or gaining an Apprenticeship. Three quarters of your time will be spent in our workshops where you will develop your practical skills under expert guidance. All our tutors are highly skilled, knowledgeable, industryqualified and experienced.

The practical work we do gives you the hands on experience you need for this area of work. Entering the Skill Build show was definitely worth it and I suggest that people do enter competitions like this. Amanda Conner Level 2 Painting & Decorating Previous school: Sutherland School, Telford

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE HAVE: Taken part in the annual Graining and Marbling Olympics in Stoke, where they have gained 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Located at London Road Campus 80

APPRENTICESHIPS: Painting & Decorating or Maintenance Operations.

i Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.

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Level 2 Painting & Decorating

Level 3 Painting & Decorating

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Preferably maths and English at Level 1. You will need to complete a BKSB Initial Assessment prior to acceptance. Before you start you will attend a half day induction session of practical and written assessments and have a chance to meet the tutors and other students and receive a copy of your course timetable.

Entry Requirements Level 1 Painting and Decorating course.

Entry Requirements Level 2 Painting and Decorating course.

Course Content An ideal course if you have some knowledge and basic skills in Painting & Decorating, probably from a role where you work under supervision. Covers the following skills: - Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms - Preparing surfaces - Applying paint systems by brush and roller - Applying foundation and plain papers - Producing specialist decorative finishes - Applying and creating colour.

Course Content An ideal course if you’ve worked in the construction industry and have plenty of experience and possibly supervising others or managing resources or want to move into a more senior role. Covers the following: - Applying hangings to walls and ceilings - Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work - Producing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work - Applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment and high volume low pressure (hvlp) spray equipment.

Course Content Includes: - Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms - Preparing surfaces - Applying paint systems by brush and roller - Applying foundation and plain papers - Producing specialist decorative finishes. You will have to achieve all units and pass Functional skills, English/ maths, online multiple choice knowledge tests, end of unit tests and practical assessments. You will be expected to undertake one hour of study a week in your own time. Progress to Level 2 or an Apprenticeship.

You will have to achieve all units and pass Functional skills, English/maths, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit tests and practical assessments. You will be expected to undertake two hours of study a week in your own time. Progress to Level 3 or an Apprenticeship, based upon a satisfactory reference from your Level 2 course.

You will have to achieve all units and pass Functional skills, English/maths, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit tests and practical assessments. You will be expected to undertake three hours of study a week in your own time.

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WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? You could find work with a local company, building contractors and local authorities or be self-employed and subcontracted. Some companies may specialise in particular techniques, like heavy industrial painting. With experience, you could progress to supervisor roles or move into related areas such as estimating and contract management. You could also take further training to specialise in restoration work.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES: PAINTING & DECORATING

Level 1 Painting & Decorating

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Painter & Decorator £15,000 - £30,000 Specialist Painter & Decorator £23,000+ Self-employed Painter & Decorators set their own pay rates at around £150+ a day

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CONSTRUCTION TRADES: PLUMBING

Construction Trades:

Plumbing

About 80% of people employed in the industry work as domestic plumbers, whilst 20% work as commercial plumbers. With a predicted increase in the number of people required in the sector, prospects for new entrants are strong. The plumbing industry is at the forefront of environmentally friendly technologies, designing and installing low carbon systems involving solar water and rainwater harvesting.

I have enjoyed my time at College progressing from Level 1 to Level 2 courses. I liked the enrichment activities too, having played football for the College team. I’ll be returning to College next year as an apprentice. George Maskell Level 2 Plumbing Previous school: Priory School, Shrewsbury

APPRENTICESHIPS: Plumbing. Located at London Road Campus 82

For more information regarding Apprenticeships please visit: shrewsbury.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 01743 260400

i Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.

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Level 2 Plumbing

Level 3 Plumbing

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements It is preferable to have maths and English qualifications at Level 1. You will need to complete a BKSB Initial Assessment prior to acceptance.

Entry Requirements Level 1 Plumbing course.

Entry Requirements Level 2 Plumbing, a minimum of six GCSEs including ICT, with a minimum grade 4 in maths and English.

Course Content Suitable for beginners, you will be learning basic skills and be supervised for various practical and knowledge based activities: - Structure of the construction industry - Fundamental safe working practices - Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings - Site preparation for working in the construction industry - Above ground drainage - Copper pipework - Plastic pressure pipework - Low carbon steel pipework - Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems - Plumbing science. All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements you will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.

Course Content Ideal for those who want to work as plumbers or in other related disciplines in the building services engineering sector. This qualification is a major step towards becoming a fully qualified plumber. As well as learning the science and theory behind systems such as hot and cold water, you will also perform a variety of practical tasks such as copper pipe installation, the installation of radiators and drainage techniques. A combination of practical and theory-based work provides the footing needed to succeed in the plumbing industry and also forms part of the Plumbing Apprenticeship Framework which can be used towards the completion of a full Plumbing Apprenticeship at Level 2. All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements you will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.

Course Content - Health and Safety legislation - Maintaining effective plumbing working relationships - Contributing to the improvement of plumbing business products and services - Planning complex domestic plumbing work activities - Installing complex domestic plumbing systems and components - Commissioning and decommissioning complex domestic plumbing systems and components.

The plumbing industry is part of the building services engineering sector. It includes electro-technical, heating and ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration and electrical and electronic servicing. Building services engineering is continually adapting to meet technological challenges and plays a central role in environmental technology developments. As a qualified plumber you could work in a number of different areas, including heating and ventilation, refrigeration and air-conditioning, gas servicing, and kitchen and bathroom fitting. You could move into estimating or contract management. Selfemployment is also a common option.

This advanced level course requires you to undertake at least three hours of study each week beyond timetabled activity. You will also need to access resources and complete assessments online.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE:

All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements you will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.

You could move on to be an: Environmental Consultant £22,000 - £60,000 Marine Engineer £24,500 - £55,000

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CONSTRUCTION TRADES: PLUMBING

Level 1 Plumbing

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

Kitchen and bathroom fitter £13,500 - £35,000 Newly qualified Plumber £15,000 - £40,000

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CREATIVE MEDIA

Creative Media Our media courses are aimed at students who are passionate about a career in the creative media industries such as film, animation, game design, photography, graphic design, 3D animation or concept art. You will develop your core creative skills and software expertise using industry standard software through workshops and guided studio sessions. The courses are awarded by the University of the Arts London the only specialist Art & Design awarding body.

The College has a great atmosphere and I’ve really enjoyed using all the different applications within the media area. The staff are so supportive and encouraging. Abigail Salter Level 3 Creative Media Production (UAL) Previous school: Belvidere School, Shrewsbury

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: Located at London Road Campus 84

HNC/HNDs in Game Design and Production, Photography and Moving Image Production.

i A number of visits will be available to galleries and exhibitions, including an extended visit to a European city and an annual trip to New York and you will have the opportunity to attend “Create Your Future” a UCAS Convention in Manchester, to find out about all creative courses in the UK.

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CREATIVE MEDIA

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production (UAL) Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including English. An interview and portfolio of work will be considered for those returning to education. Course Content An introduction to the processes and skills through a series of creative projects. You will be encouraged to use

research to develop ideas, planning techniques such as storyboards, sketches or concept art, production skills using a range of equipment such as DSLRs, audio recorders and green-screens, post-production skills using industry-standard software (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects) and finally, reflection to help you set targets to develop your skills in future projects. You will exhibit your work in the End of Year Show

which family and friends are invited to and you will be helped to set up a website and YouTube channel to showcase your work to the world. This course is internally assessed up until the final major project (FMP), which is externally assessed by an examiner from the University of Arts London – either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Creative Media Production (UAL) Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English, or a Level 2 Diploma, preferably with a Merit. Course Content You will work through a variety of assignment projects set by the awarding body (UAL), and assessed by your tutors. Year 1: you will undertake practical ‘hands on’ projects to find your creative niche; learn software packages used across the creative industries - Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop,

Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects etc.) Autodesk Maya and Mudbox for 3D modelling/ animation along with Dragon Frame and ToonBoom Studio for 2D animation; and work on live projects for clients to gain commercial experience. Year 2: (Extended Diploma only) allows you to explore your chosen specialism and develop more intensive productions, through external projects or competition briefs as well as tutor set projects. We will also help you prepare for progression to employment, entrepreneurship, or higher level study.

Your grade (Pass, Merit, or Distinction) is achieved through your final unit (end of Year 1 for Diploma, end of Year 2 for Extended Diploma). This unit has two parts; one that will be assessed externally by the awarding body, and the other is internally assessed by your tutors and moderated by the awarding body. These qualifications attract UCAS points which will enable you to progress onto Higher Education courses either here (HNC/HND Moving Image Production or Game Design), or at university.

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Previous students have gone on to work as camera operators, animators, photographers, game designers, concept artists, 3D modellers, creative writers and graphic design artists after completing study at a higher level. Others have set up independent game or film production companies, won awards for independent film making and gone into TV production for BBC and ITV. Progression to higher level courses can include concept art, 3D animation, programming, or mediarelated courses such as graphic design, script writing or special effects and complete a BA, BSc or BEng. Some students apply for Apprenticeships where they can use their skills in Marketing or as Graphic Designers.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Junior Media Researcher £415+ per week TV or Film Production Assistant £15,000 - £30,000 You could move on to be an: Animator £14,000 - £60,000 Advertising Media buyer £18,000 - £50,000

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ENGINEERING

Engineering You will study in our industry standard, Mechanical/Tool Room, CNC, Fabrication, Welding and Maintenance workshops, along with our CAD/Design and Electronics/ Mechatronic suites. We work closely with major employers including Caterpillar Remanufacturing Ltd, CargoTec and Carpenter and Paterson Ltd. Our aim is to prepare you for your future career, so you will visit engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice during work experience placements.

Level 2 was mostly practical and this year on Level 3 there is a lot of theory and it’s preparing me for university. I live outside of Shrewsbury and the transport links to the College are good. Austin Luzadas Level 3 in Engineering Previous school: Holy Trinity School, Telford

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE:

Located at London Road Campus 86

• Degrees (BEng) in Electrical and Electronic Technology or Mechanical Engineering (subject to validation). • Foundation Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology or Mechanical Engineering. HNCs in Electrical and Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology or Mechanical Engineering.

APPRENTICESHIPS: The Engineering Department received a commercial robot donation from Ricoh.

Fabrication and Welding, Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical and Electronic Maintenance Engineering and Quality and Inspection Engineering.

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ENGINEERING

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? Engineering is the largest growth area for employment in Britain and the region, with high wages and great career prospects. Demand for skilled employees is outstripping the rate at which people are entering the industry, so the opportunities are here to stay for some time.

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering (City & Guilds) Course Length 6 months (January start only) Entry Requirements 2 GCSEs at grade 3, including maths or suitable experience. Course Content Covers how to use millers, lathes, MIG/MMA welding, sheet metal fabrication and hand fitting equipment. Additional activities include industry visits, guest speakers, fundraising events and competitions. You will study English and maths and typically attend College for 3-4 days per week. Units include: working in engineering, basic fitting, milling and turning techniques, working with sheet metals, manual arc and MIG welding techniques. You will select two units to suit your requirements, plus the compulsory ‘Working in Engineering’ unit.

Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (City & Guilds)

Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding (City & Guilds)

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including maths, or a Level 1 Diploma in Engineering or suitable experience.

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including maths, or a Level 1 Diploma in Engineering or suitable experience.

Course Content Develop your understanding of engineering principles, engineering technology and technical information and the use of millers, lathes and hand fitting equipment. Includes: Health & Safety, Principles of Engineering Technology, Mechanical Principles, Milling, Turning and Bench Fitting.

Course Content Develop your understanding of engineering principles, engineering technology and technical information and the use of welding techniques such as MIG, MMA, spot welding and sheet metal fabrication.

Can progress to the City and Guilds Level 3 or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.

Can progress to the City and Guilds Level 3 or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering.

i These are all Pre-Apprenticeship programmes and can also lead to entry level jobs in the industry. All courses involve practical and classroom based sessions. Assessment includes online and written exams*, practicals and portfolio completion. (*excludes Level 1)

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You have the opportunity to progress from the very basics to degree level here. All of our qualifications also form part of an Apprenticeship, which allows you to transfer from full-time programmes onto Apprenticeships. Full-time learners often manage to gain Apprenticeships in a year with companies and others have become Engineering company owners or managers that we now work closely with. Also in some more varied roles such as publishing books in their specialist fields in Engineering and also becoming Lecturers themselves!

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: CAD Technician £15,000 to £35,000 Welder £16,000 - £35,000 You could move on to be an: Energy Engineer £20,000 - £80,000 Mechanical Engineer £22,000 - £55,000

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ENGINEERING Located at London Road Campus 88

Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (City & Guilds)

Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding (City & Guilds)

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements You will need a Level 2 in Engineering, or suitable experience.

Entry Requirements A Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding or suitable experience.

Entry Requirements Level 2 Diploma in Engineering or 5 GCSEs at grade 5 (C) including maths, English and Science.

Course Content Units include Engineering Health and Safety, Engineering Principles, Principles of Mechanical Manufacturing, Engineering, Turning, Milling, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC).

Course Content Units include Engineering Health and Safety, Principles of Engineering Technology, Principles of Fabrication and Welding Technology, Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMA), Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG), Advanced Sheet Metalwork Fabrication and pattern-making.

Course Content Year 1 units include Engineering Product Design and Manufacture, Applied Commercial and Quality Principles, A Specialist Engineering Project, Welding Technology, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes, Fabrication Manufacturing Processes.

You will learn through a combination of practical and classroom-based sessions and completion of the course will enable you to secure a job as a Junior Engineer in the industry, pursue an Engineering Apprenticeship or progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Assessment include exams, assignments and practical assessments.

You will learn through a combination of practical and classroom-based sessions and completion of the course will enable you to secure a job as a Junior Engineer in the industry, pursue an Engineering Apprenticeship or progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. Methods of assessment will include online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion.

Methods of assessment will include online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Course Length 2 years

Year 2 units include Microcontroller Systems, Further Engineering Maths, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems, Electronic Measurement and Testing of Circuits, Modern Manufacturing Systems, CAD, CADCAM and CNC.


Shrewsbury College has recently relaunched its Engineering Centre with approximately ÂŁ1million of investment (ÂŁ500,000 of which came from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) via its Growth Deal) in engineering, securing its place as a leading training provider of engineers.

ENGINEERING

College Leads the Way in UK Engineering Training

The project has cemented the relationship between Shrewsbury Colleges Group, Staffordshire University, Caterpillar, FESTO and the Marches LEP and has resulted in an entirely new product design and prototype suite running the latest 3D CAD software, new CNC Mills, CNC Press Brake, the latest welders capable of processes such as Flux Cored, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Mechatronic and Electronic equipment. This investment puts the College in the unique position of being able to offer a range of courses, from basic introductory levels through to degrees, Apprenticeships and bespoke training to meet individual company needs.

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HAIRDRESSING AND BARBERING

Hairdressing and Barbering Hairdressing has been voted as one of the top five careers, achieving some of the highest job satisfaction. A career in hairdressing requires excellent communication skills, a high standard of personal presentation and strong work ethics as this industry requires long working hours and high standards.

I’ve been working at a local salon alongside my studies, which was a lot of work, but manageable as I love hairdressing. Katie Morris Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing Previous school: The Grange, Shrewsbury

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE INCLUDE: Located at London Road Campus 90

James Roberts Level 2 Cutting Mens Hair achieved student Barber of the Year 2017 through the British Barbers Association and has secured employment.

i All hairdressing and barbering students will have the opportunity to participate in either in-house or national competition work. Trips include: The Clothes Show, Hair, Beauty and Barber UK and Wella Hair Academy in Manchester. All students carry out work experience - Level 1 and 2 for one full working week. 

APPRENTICESHIPS: Hairdressing. For more information regarding Apprenticeships please visit: shrewsbury.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 01743 260400

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Level 1 Hairdressing Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements At least one GCSE at grade 4 or above. You must be willing to work hard, demonstrate good communication skills and excellent personal presentation.

Course Content This course is aimed at those with no prior salon experience. You will work in the Training Academy assisting Level 2 and 3 students in a commercial environment. You will cover units such as: developing skills and knowledge in health and safety, shampooing and conditioning, styling and blowdrying women’s hair, plaiting and reception work.

aspect of the programme. You will have the opportunity to participate in trips and visits and all hairdressing students take part in inhouse competition work, as well as undertake work experience. A typical week is timetabled over four days, mostly running from 9am until 4pm and independent study is incorporated within the timetable.

Maths and English are an important and compulsory

Our students generally work with us through to Level 3 and then progress into employment. At annual careers events, employers come in to talk about their experiences and their careers. Destinations include: Steiner’s prestigious five star cruise liners, employment in local salons, hospitals, prisons and military bases as well as in theatres, on film and photographic sets, as Session Stylists for fashion magazines, Technical Trainers for colouring companies, Sales & Retail and Education. Students also set-up a hairdressing businesses.

HAIRDRESSING AND BARBERING

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements You need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above or equivalent and hold a Level 1 in Hairdressing. A keen interest in fashion and hairdressing is essential. You must be willing to work hard, demonstrate good communication skills and have excellent personal presentation.

Course Content You will learn the following skills and essential knowledge: health and safety, client consultation, shampoo and condition hair, cutting, style, set and dress, colour and lighten hair.

A typical timetable is over four days, from 9am until 4pm. Independent study is scheduled within your timetable to further develop your knowledge. You will also undertake work experience.

Assessment includes Pass, Merit, Distinction criteria which will be assessed through final synoptic end tests and an externally set written exam. You will continue to develop your maths and English skills and study GCSEs in maths and English if you have not already achieved a grade 4.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Hairdresser £14,000 - £30,000 Image Consultant £14,000 - £40,000 You could move on to be a: Salon Manager £18,000 - £30,000 Photographic Stylist £Variable

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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Barbering Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements You need minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above or equivalent and hold a Level 1 in Hairdressing. A keen interest in fashion and hairdressing is essential. You must be willing to work hard, demonstrate good communication skills and have excellent personal presentation.

Course Content You will learn the following skills and essential knowledge: health and safety, client consultation, shampoo and condition hair and scalp treatments, barbering techniques to include cutting and fading, style men’s hair and cut facial hair. Assessment includes Pass, Merit, Distinction criteria which will be assessed through final synoptic end tests and an externally set written exam.

You will continue to develop your maths and English skills and study GCSEs in maths and English if you have not already achieved a grade 4. A typical timetable is over four days, from 9am until 4pm. Independent study is scheduled within your timetable to further develop your knowledge. You will also undertake work experience.

Level 3 Technical Diploma in Hairdressing Course Length 1 year

Located at London Road Campus 92

Entry Requirements You need a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing. You must be fully committed, reliable, and punctual and have strong work ethics for this challenging employer-focused course.

i Hair

& Beauty

Training Academy

You will be expected to be working in a commercial salon on a day release basis either as paid or voluntary work.

Course Content This course will involve working in the Hair & Beauty Training Academy, providing all hairdressing services to paying clients, as well as intense technical training to meet the demands of the hairdressing industry. Units covered: health and safety, client consultation, advanced cutting, creative hair design skills, styling and competition work, colouring, colour correction and creative perming. Assessment includes Pass, Merit, Distinction criteria which will be assessed through final

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synoptic end tests and an externally set written exam. You will continue to develop your maths and English skills and study GCSEs in maths and English if you have not already achieved a grade 4. A typical timetable is over four days, from 9am until 4pm. Independent study is scheduled within your timetable to further develop your knowledge.


HAIRDRESSING INC. BARBERING

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Health & Social Care Our courses prepare you for a range of careers including nursing and social work. Careers in social care offer long-term employment prospects, opportunities for promotion and progression. You need to be a thoughtful and caring person with good literacy and numeracy skills. The courses are suitable for school leavers, but also offer more mature learners an opportunity to achieve a nationally-recognised, vocationally specific qualification.

I really enjoyed my placement in the Radiography department at a local hospital. The course is really helping me to progress and gain the right skills to apply onto university. Dylan Hughes-Jones Level 3 Health & Social Care Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: Foundation Degrees in Children, Young People & Communities and Counselling Theory & Practice. Located at London Road Campus 94

APPRENTICESHIPS: Childcare and Health & Social Care. For more information regarding Apprenticeships please visit: shrewsbury.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 01743 260400

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Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements You will need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language or a Level 1 qualification in Health & Social Care or Childcare is also acceptable. Course Content You will study a range of units that will develop your knowledge and understanding of the services within the care industry and introduce you to the career opportunities available to you. You will study: • Communication • Individual rights and needs

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English. Other academic subjects include Science, Maths and Health & Social Care as well as Geography, History or a Level 2 Health & Social Care course with an overall Merit profile. Course Content You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be ready to take up employment. Alternatively, successful completion of this course will enable progression to higher education courses in university or here at

Shrewsbury College. You will study topics such as human lifespan development; working in health and social care; meeting individual needs; work experience; safe practice; infection control and dementia. In addition you will complete a two week block placement which will prepare you for the world of work. You will attend College three days a week. You will be expected to study GCSE maths if you do not already have grade 4 or above.

• Health and safety

On successful completion, Health & Social Care students have continued to study here or at university to become nurses or work in other health care professions such as Occupational Therapy or Midwifery. They have also studied Social Work or Primary Education as well as taken academic courses like Psychology and Sociology. Some students choose to become carers or health care assistants or to work in residential care, at nurseries or in hospitals and commence NVQs and Apprenticeships. You can progress to Foundation Degrees in Children, Young People & Communities and Counselling Theory & Practice. here at Shrewsbury College.

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Healthcare Assistant £15,000 - £20,000 Health Play Specialist £19,250 - £28,500

• Diet and health • Cultural diversity. You will undertake work experience in a placement setting to prepare you for the world of work. There are two exams on the course - all other assessments are internally marked. The course takes place over three days with one day a week in placement. You will be expected to study GCSE English and maths if you do not already have grade 4 or above.

You could move on to be a: Mental Health Nurse £22,000 - £48,000 Health Visitor £26,250 - £41,000

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HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

Hospitality and Catering Whether you dream of being a head chef or going into management, working on a cruise ship, in restaurants, pubs, bars, and hotels or owning your own business, this is a rewarding career. In-house and external competitions and workshops are held during the year and our links with industry provide great job opportunities. Also working in Origins, our award-winning restaurant gives a brilliant and valuable insight into the restaurant trade.

The course has really helped me gain parttime employment in a professional kitchen which helps my studies and develops my skills. Shrewsbury College has the best kitchen facilities out of all the colleges I looked at. Aimee Thomas Level 1 Professional Chef Diploma Previous school: Idsall School, Shifnal

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE HAVE: Located at London Road Campus 96

Gone on to work at Claridges in London and for Jamie Oliver.

APPRENTICESHIPS: Hospitality & Catering. For more information regarding Apprenticeships please visit: shrewsbury.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 01743 260400.

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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Food Preparation and Service (Award) Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work and you will need two GCSEs at grade 4 (C) as a minimum requirement. The ability to study independently is a requirement and the ability to plan, analyse and reflect on practice is essential. Course Content Covers the basic skills needed when serving food and drink, food preparation as well as cooking skills to become a chef or to work Front of House. Some of the units you will study include: health and safety, preparing basic dishes, food and drink service and healthy eating. There are also elements of food service incorporated into the course and a requirement to do a work placement. Successful completion of this course can lead on to the Level 2 Diploma as a progression route. Assessment is done at the end of the year by a practical assessment and a theory based exam paper and is externally moderated.

Level 2 Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work and you will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above. The ability to study independently is a requirement and the ability to plan, analyse and reflect on practice is essential. Course Content The course provides practical and academic skills required in the industry. Areas covered on the course include the core cooking methods such as: boiling, poaching, steaming, grilling, roasting and baking. You will also study food safety awareness and engage in restaurant activities such as table theatre and customer service. Assessment is done at the end of the year by a practical assessment and a theory based exam paper and is externally moderated. Successful completion of this course can mean progression on to a Level 3 Diploma.

Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSE grades 1-4 and good communication skills, good personal appearance and a willingness to work hard and to show commitment. Course Content The course will include the following units that are assessed practically and through external written exams: induction to the industry, customer service, working safety, menu knowledge, food & beverage service, food & beverage product knowledge, food & beverage business finance, and silver service skills.

i Visits and trips include Ludlow Food Festival, Hotel Olympia Trade Show and various food outlets we have links with in the industry. There are also opportunities to take part in visits and work placements abroad to France, Italy and Greece.

Possible careers include pastry chef, restaurant supervisor, head chef and kitchen manager or to work within international restaurants, hotels, cruise liners, armed forces or even provide you with skills to set up your own catering business.

HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

From Level 1 you have the opportunity to work as a Commis Chef and from Level 2 you become a Demi Chef. From Level 3, you could become a Chef de Partie. Within Hospitality, if you choose to continue onto Level 3, you could pursue a career as a restaurant manager, front-of-house manager or specialise as a sommelier, or progress to higher education which can also lead to events management.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Kitchen Porter £13,000 - £18,000 Chef £13,000 - £50,000 You could move on to be a: Wine Merchant £16,000 - £35,000 Restaurant Manager £18,000 - £45,000

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i Origins, the College restaurant, has retained its ‘Highly Commended’ Rosette award for a further twelve months AND been voted one of the top eight College restaurants in the country. The AA College Rosette Scheme has been designed to reflect current industry trends within realistic working environments.

Located at London Road Campus 98

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Level 2 Professional Diploma, equivalent qualifications and a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and maths is essential or relevant practical experience within industry. You should display strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work. The ability to study independently is a requirement and the ability to plan, analyse and reflect on practice is essential. Course Content The Level 3 is a natural progression from Level 2. Areas covered include advanced kitchen skills, classical cuts, and bakery. On completion there is the opportunity to progress onto Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Kitchen and Larder. Assessment is done at the end of the year by a practical assessment and a theory based exam paper and is externally moderated. Successful completion can mean progression into the industry as Chef de Partie or similar with supervisory requirements.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder)

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Supervision & Beverage Service

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Level 3 Professional Technical Diploma, equivalent qualifications and a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and maths or relevant industry experience. You should display strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work. The ability to study independently and to plan, analyse and reflect on practice is essential.

Entry Requirements A Level 2 Food and Beverage qualification or equivalent. Be a team player and highly motivated.

Course Content A natural progression from Level 2. Areas include advanced kitchen skills, classical cuts, and bakery. Develop your gastronomy techniques and experience to be able to produce more complex dishes using classical techniques with a modern twist. Assessment is at the end of the year by a practical assessment and a theory based exam paper and is externally moderated.

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Course Content You will gain skills and techniques required to supervise a team, manage hospitality events and deliver a high level of service. All units are mandatory: - Team leadership and development - Understanding business operations - Types of hospitality, business and finance - Supervising different types of food & beverage service - Supervising the restaurant, reception, beverage and cocktails - Barista skills - Legislation, regulation, gastronomy and dinning - Health & Safety Progress to a supervisory role. UCAS points for access into university.


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We have good links with established restauranteurs and hoteliers who provide great opportunities for student industry experience and development. Guest speakers and master classes in a variety of disciplines will enhance your experience. Practical assessments will be completed to assess your skills and knowledge gained during the year, from learning core skills in practical sessions to cooking and serving Rosette standard food for our customers in Origins Restaurant. ‘Employability skills’ form an important part of the courses and you will be given the opportunity to work in Origins restaurant, and Bridges Café (staff and student canteen) as well as having work placement opportunities outside of College, such as working at functions and to take part in outside events where hospitality is required. You will have the opportunity to be involved in competition work with our annual curry competition and competing in the Welsh Culinary championship in Llandudno, Toque d’Or and Brake Brothers and other national competitions. Typically these courses run over four days a week.

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MOTOR VEHICLE

Motor Vehicle You will have the opportunity to study in our industry standard workshops in areas such as MOT bays, vehicle servicing, maintenance, diagnostics, air-conditioning, electricals systems, health and safety and welding. We work closely with many employers in the area including Greenhous Group, JT Hughes, Specialist Cars and Halfords to ensure that you have the best opportunity to secure an Apprenticeship or employment either during, or once you have completed your course.

Completing an Apprenticeship is great as you’re earning and learning on the job and get to physically fix real life scenarios. Robert Jones Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance (IMI), progressed to Level 2 Intermediate Apprentice in Light Vehicle Maintenance Repair at West Midlands Ambulance Service Previous school: The Priory School, Shrewsbury

APPRENTICESHIPS: Located at London Road Campus 100

DID YOU KNOW?

100% of Level 3 Motor Vehicle students have secured employment following their course.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Fabrication & Welding and Mechanical Engineering. For more information regarding Apprenticeships please visit: shrewsbury.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call01743 260400.

i You will visit vehicle manufacturers and garages to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice during work experience placements.

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Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance (IMI)

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair (IMI)

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair (IMI)

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above.

Entry Requirements Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle, or suitable experience.

Entry Requirements Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle, or suitable experience.

Course Content Units include health and safety in the workplace, locating, interpreting and using technical information, vehicle materials and joining methods, the retail motor industry, compression ignition (Diesel) engine system components and operation, lubrication system components and operation, vehicle driveline maintenance, routine vehicle maintenance processes and procedures, spark ignition (Petrol) engine system components and operation, light vehicle exhaust system components and maintenance, lighting system maintenance, vehicle exterior valeting and detailing, electric (hybrid) vehicle awareness.

Course Content Focuses on basic vehicle diagnostics, vehicle inspection techniques, light vehicle servicing and complex mechanical repairs. You will practice in our industrystandard motor vehicle workshop.

Course Content This will train you to a fully qualified level allowing you to progress with the required ‘time served industry experience’ onto the MOT Testers’ qualification.

Methods of assessment include online and practical assessment, and portfolio completion.

Practical and classroombased sessions. Progress to a job as an automotive fast-fit technician, an Apprenticeship or the Level 3 Diploma or Level 2 Diploma in Engineering. Units include, supporting job roles, materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices, routine light vehicle maintenance, and components, light vehicle fuel, ignition, removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components. Assessment includes online and written exams, practical assessment, and portfolio completion.

An industry-based work placement is essential. You will gain an appreciation of the operation of a commercial garage and develop skills in customer service. Learn through practical and classroom-based sessions and progress as a skilled mechanic, an MOT tester, an Apprenticeship or progress to the Level 4 Diagnostics or onto our HNC Engineering courses. Units include diagnosing and rectifying: vehicle auxiliary electrical faults and light vehicle engine faults and light vehicle chassis system faults. Assessment includes online and written exams, practical assessment, and portfolio completion.

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WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? You can start on a Level 1 or a Level 2 programme, which will qualify you in all aspects of modern vehicle repair, technology and fault diagnosis. You could progress into the motor trade as a trainee mechanic. Or you could move onto a Level 3 qualification in Vehicle Maintenance, become an MOT Tester/Centre Manager or go on to university to study Motorsport. There are a number of companies in Shropshire that specialise in the motor industry.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Motor Vehicle Fitter £13,000 - £29,000 Motor Vehicle Body Repairer £15,000 - £30,000 You could move on to be a: Motor Mechanic £18,000- £35,000 Experienced Motorsport Engineer £18,000 - £60,000

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Music Technology The music industry is worth £4.1bn to the UK economy and currently has just over 119,000 people in full-time employment, 67,000 of whom are musicians. One in every eight albums sold worldwide are British. Whichever pathway you choose you will study subjects such as Studio Recording, Music Sequencing & Production.

I’ve enjoyed all of the different aspects of business, performance and production. I started here to improve my knowledge of music technology and perform, this course has enabled me to achieve my goals.

A member of the Charlatans presents The Jon Brookes Award for Endeavour, in memory of the Charlatans drummer who worked with the College for many years, at the annual end of year awards. Our staff continue to be active in the music industry. Specialist facilities include 3 dedicated recording studios and a specialist production suite with Pro Tools and Reason Music Production Software.

Located at London Road Campus 102

We are now running Rockschool (RSL) courses. You will undertake a number of creative production projects and practical exercises as well as written assignments and presentations and we have workshops from industry professionals throughout the year.

Anna Davies-Jones Level 3 Music Technology Previous school: The Marches School, Oswestry

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: HNC/HND Music Production.

i Trips include BBC Birmingham, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Liverpool. This year students have worked on ‘The Big Busk’, BBC introducing Live, the GB Pro Tennis Tournament, the College Fashion Show, Corporate Events, Theatre productions in house and at Theatre Severn and at the regular music events.

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Oliver Davies, winner of The Jon Brookes Award with Deborah Hill-Brookes (wife of the late Jon Brookes) and daughter.

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WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? Level 2 Diploma in Performance Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Ideally a pass in a Level 1 qualification or four GCSEs at 3 or above and demonstrate a clear enthusiasm for Performance. Course Content An excellent foundation for developing skills in music technology, stage skills and music production. Also offers the opportunity to improve confidence and interpersonal skills in a supportive environment. You will be involved with putting on shows, learning songs and performing. We also attend performances and take part in workshops with visiting performers. In addition to performance skills you will look at the practical side of putting a show together and work on costume design and construction. Attendance is four days a week plus performances. The majority of the course is practical and work is assessed through continuous assignments. A number of assignments make a module which is graded so you know how you are doing throughout the course.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above or a Merit profile in a related Level 2 Diploma. You should also demonstrate a clear interest or previous experience in Music Technology. Being able to work independently and in teams are essential skills. Course Content On the Music Technology pathway you will develop practical and theoretical skills focused on Music Production and Sound Engineering and a core element is Live

Sound Recording & Sound Reinforcement. On the Music Performance pathway you will develop your rehearsal and performance practice and a core element is Composing, Collaboration and Recorded Music Performance. On both courses you will study Studio Recording, Music Sequencing, Music Marking and Planning for a Career in Music and Music Marketing. The Diploma is 7 units, 2 are mandatory, 1 is externally assessed. The Extended Diploma is 14 units, 3 are mandatory.

Possible careers include: sound engineer, music industry promoter, a performer or a session musician. Every student that has applied to university has been offered a place, often their first choice. Previous students have progressed to the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Bristol, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester Universities. We prepare you for higher level study: to work independently and in groups, to deadlines, to be creative and to produce high quality written work. We will also help you engage with opportunities outside of the lecture room such as working on shows in Theatre Severn and running events around College and in local towns.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Music Promoter £12,000 - £60,000 Studio Sound Engineer £15,000 - £40,000 You could move on to be a: School Music Teacher £22,500 - £66,750 Music Therapist £26,000 - £48,000 Shrewsbury College | shrewsbury.ac.uk | 01743 342346

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PERFORMING ARTS

Performing Arts If you are enthusiastic and passionate about performing arts and have an interest in contemporary theatre, our impressive courses can help you to achieve your ambitions. It is important that students work well across all disciplines - singing, acting and dance, as well as technical theatre.

The teachers are all supportive and have years of professional experience behind them. If you have a passion for musical theatre and don’t know where to go, this course paves many paths for you to choose between. Luke Cottrell Level 3 Performing Arts Previous school: Llanfyllin High School, Powys

PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHREWSBURY COLLEGE: HNC/HND Performing Arts (Performance).

Located at London Road Campus 104

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE HAVE: Gone on to work in the industry as performers and on the technical side. Some have also started a career in teaching or progressed to vocational colleges including Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Academy London, Trinity College and Central School of Speech & Drama.

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Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Musical Theatre

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 2 years

in Theatre Severn, the town’s professional venue.

Entry Requirements You will need two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including English. You should be able to demonstrate a passion for performing arts.

Entry Requirements You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English, or a Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design with a Merit.

Students this year have gained places at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts, Guildford School of Acting and Creative Academy.

Course Content You will have sessions in drama, dance, singing and acting, as well as studying aspects of technical theatre including costume and set design. The units you will study include developing drama, contemporary dance and professional development. You will also have the opportunity to study GCSE English or maths. You will be timetabled approximately four days a week, but when we are preparing for a production, your timetable will become a rehearsal schedule and you will also be required to attend evening performances.

Course Content You will undertake units that cover a range of the main performing arts disciplines: singing technique, musical theatre, acting techniques and dance styles, all working towards live performances. You will be given a broadbased training enabling you to tackle a range of professional challenges. You will develop skills and creativity in musical theatre, acting, dance, movement and voice, through assignment and production work. Practical work is supported by an understanding of the industry, its practitioners and performance theory. There are also opportunities to specialise in aspects of musical theatre, acting and dance. Work is assessed through continuous assignments including classwork, written analysis and larger scale performances which take place

As part of the course last year students had a 3 day trip to London’s West End taking in Musical Theatre, Drama and a show at Shakespeare’s Globe.

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? On successful completion at Level 3 you can progress to the HNC or HND here at Shrewsbury College or to other higher education institutions or universities to study degree courses including joint honours or specialising in Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance or English & Drama. Careers include acting, musical theatre, dancing, script writing, directing, production, stagemanagement, circus skills, choreography, costume and set design or teaching.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE:

i The courses include many performance opportunities and shows as well as educational visits, guest performances and master classes. Student performances have included ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘A Night at the Musicals’ and various performances at Theatre Severn.

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Lighting Technician £15,000 - £40,000 Community Arts Worker £16,000 - £28,000 You could move on to be an: Entertainment Agent £15,000- £100,000 Dance Teacher £22,000 - £50,000

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PUBLIC UNIFORMED SERVICES Located at London Road Campus 106

Public Uniformed Services These courses are designed to suit those who are ambitious, dedicated and determined to be outstanding. You’ll develop a variety of personal and academic skills which are important for a career in the public uniformed services. You’ll have opportunities to participate in a range of practical and theory-based activities, including Army team building, Royal Marine training day, Police riot training, RAF major incident role play and visits to the House of Commons and the National War Museum. All public service courses have a heavy focus on participation, including in physical fitness routines and in group activities in the classroom.

If you’re looking for a job within the Public Services, or thinking of progressing to university, then this course will give you a good insight as to what you can expect. Kirsty Rooney Level 3 Public Uniformed Services Previous school: Ysgol Bryn Alyn, Wrexham

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE HAVE:

i You will need to purchase a training kit for the physical exercise element. Trips and visits will be available, and some will be at an additional cost. These trips also include Multi-Agency (Anti-terrorism). Army Cadets opportunity on-site, Second World War history trip to Berlin and prison service visits. A residential visit is a compulsory element of the course. A typical timetable consists of four days attendance. On day five students are expected to carry out volunteering opportunities and independent study.

Progressed into a public service role such as the RAF or the Navy. Those looking for careers in the Police progress onto university to study policing degrees.

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Students doing volunteer work for Team Shrewsbury (painting Monkmoor Underpass).

Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above and be prepared to actively participate in all classroom and outdoor activities. Course Content This course prepares you for the transition into a career supporting the public. You’ll learn the essential skills for a wide range of careers, from the Armed Services and Police Force, to roles at local authorities and Central Government. There is a strong emphasis on physical fitness and volunteering at Level 2. In addition you will develop your academic writing to progress to Level 3.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or a Level 2 Diploma qualification with Merit grade. You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual and have strong work ethics for this challenging course. Course Content You will develop the practical knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare for your chosen career. Year one focuses on academic writing development and will cover

the core units: discipline, government and policies, leadership, citizenship and will prepare for accurate report writing. In year two there is still an emphasis on academic development with a focus on building on personal development in leadership and adventurous activities to include land based adventurous activities and overnight expeditions. Due to changing specifications, there may be external exams in this course for this academic year.

WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

PUBLIC UNIFORMED SERVICES

Level 2 Diploma in Public Services

Career opportunities include; The Army, Navy, RAF, Royal Marines, Police, HM Customs & Excise, the Prison Service and Paramedic/Ambulance Service and Fire Service. Each of these can take you all over the world and provide a rewarding career with above average salaries. Progression can also include degree courses such as Criminology, Psychology, Probation and Forensics Work.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Scenes of Crime Officer £16,000 - £35,000 Firefighter £22,000 - £42,000

Units studied include: Investigating employment, physical fitness, public service routine, teamwork and problem solving. Due to changing specifications, there may be external exams in this course for this academic year.

You could move on to be an: RAF Officer £26,000 - £105,250 Prison Governor £39,500 - £75,500

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SPORT AND ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES

Sport and Adventurous Activities You could join our College sport teams including rugby and football and represent the College at competitive level, as well as the Tennis Academy in association with The Shrewsbury Club. The Tennis Academy has opportunities to undergo coaching qualifications. Adventure Activities students have the opportunity to complete various residentials, including trips abroad and also organise their own expeditions. While planning their expeditions they always choose a local charity to raise funds for this year they completed 24 peaks in under 24 hours in the Lake District for a young man with a very short life expectancy due to all his illnesses, raising over £3000. This challenges their personal skills and allows them to work together in a team.

I’ve learnt many new skills on this course such as team building and team work, which I have put into practice with my peers when we have been mountain walking and the weather conditions have been bad. Ebony Angell Level 3 Adventurous Activities Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

STUDENTS WHO HAVE STUDIED HERE HAVE: Located at London Road Campus 108

Gained employment within the Sport or Outdoor Industries to become Coaches and Instructors, or as Leisure Assistants within sports/leisure or fitness facilities whether locallybased or further afield across the country. Whereas others choose the Armed Forces or non-uniformed services.

i Other sports on offer: basketball, archery, netball, girl’s football, rock climbing and more.

Others have progressed onto universities such as Bath, Birmingham, Cardiff, Loughborough, Sheffield and Worcester.

Kit and equipment are mandatory in all practical sessions. Please enquire at your Group Interview

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Level 2 Diploma in Sport Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Preferably grade 4 in two subjects including PE and/ or maths, English, Science - particularly if you want to progress to a Level 3 course. You should have a real interest in sport and be involved in school teams, sports clubs, Duke of Edinburgh awards, scouts/cadets. Course Content This course provides a platform to lead to more specialised areas such as instructing gym. You will complete a total of 7 units, and also study GCSE English and maths, if not already achieved a grade 4. You will be assessed through both written (academic) and practical (vocational) assignments. Knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills, are continually assessed in a variety of ways. Attaining a minimum of Merit profile you can progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports, Adventurous Activities or Public Service programmes.

Level 2 Active IQ Health, Fitness & Exercise

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 2 years

Entry Requirements Minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably maths, English, Science and PE. Suited to individuals already working in the Active Leisure Sector wishing to enhance their career progression or those wanting to work in the industry.

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade 4, but preferably 1s or 2s in maths, English, PE and Science. A keen interest in both the theoretical and practical aspects of sport is essential. Self-motivation, 100% effort, punctuality and attendance is required.

Course Content Mandatory units include basic fitness instructing, knowledge and skills such as the respiratory system, the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous and energy systems, the importance of maintaining health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, how to create safe and effective exercise programmes for different types of client. Additional qualifications include planning and instructing gym based exercise, as well as leadership and nutrition qualifications.

Course Content Focuses on the practical, theoretical and scientific application of Sport. Knowledge and understanding and the application of workrelated skills are continually assessed, through a sport science rather than sport studies approach, and will include a significant amount of reading, research and individual learning and assignment work with strict deadlines. The course covers all aspects of sport and fitness including anatomy and physiology, sports injuries, principles of fitness and practical sports coaching. A consistently high level of mental and physical effort is required, along with full participation in all practical and classroom sessions.

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Career opportunities are diverse including: Personal Training, Wellness Management and Nutrition, Coaching, Leisure Management, Sports Development, Teaching, Outdoor Activities Instructing, Outdoor Leadership, Physiotherapist, Psychologist and Gym Instructing.

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WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS?

Other career opportunities, such as Sports Teachers, Retail, Personal Training, Leisure Management, and Sports Development can also be pursued. Successful candidates have the option to progress onto the next level, from Level 2 and all the way to Level 5 via our Sports Foundation Degree in Coaching and Physical Education. You will need to achieve an average of Merit grades to progress.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Outdoor Activities Instructor £12,000 - £30,000 Leisure Centre Assistant £13,00 - £20,000 You could move on to be a: Senior Leisure Centre Manager £18,000 - £35,000 Sports Physiotherapist £23,000 - £25,000

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The London Road Sports Centre on campus provides valuable opportunities for work experience and employment. We also have strong links with local industry including gyms, leisure facilities, local outdoor centres and outdoor centres throughout Wales. We link with coaching organisations to help with voluntary work and work experience which are key elements of these courses. Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Rugby focus)

Course Length 2 years

Course Length 2 years

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4, but preferably 1s or 2s in appropriate subjects which include maths, English, PE and Science, with English or maths as mandatory for the Extended Diploma. A keen interest in both the theoretical and practical aspects of sport is essential. 100% effort, punctuality and attendance is required.

industry, skill acquisition in sport, professional development in the sports industry, sports leadership, practical sports performance, coaching for performance, and research methods in sport. The course will include significant self-study to include completion of assignments. A consistently high level of mental and physical effort is required, along with full participation in all practical and classroom sessions.

Course Content This course focuses on the practical, theoretical aspects of general sports application.

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Although the course is vocational in nature, knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills are continually assessed through a sport studies approach. Units you will cover include: anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being, development and provision of sport and physical activity, investigating business in the sport and active leisure

i You will have the chance to participate in trips and visits such as skiing in Italy, outdoor adventure and sports exhibitions. Work experience is a mandatory requirement for all of our sport courses.

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or maths. BTEC First Diploma (Merit) and grade 4 in English or maths. Course Content Gain a qualification alongside rugby coaching, learning techniques for young children and elite professional players. Includes work placements in local schools and rugby clubs. You will examine your own play and team play, ensuring you improve and develop as a player. You will receive 6 hours of rugby coaching per week from highly experienced coaches, and take part in regional and national competitions. Units include: Year 1 - anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming, professional development, sports psychology, practical sports performance, research project in sport & sport event organisation. Year 2 - analysis in sport, practical sport study (individual),exercise for specific groups, sports coaching, outdoor and adventurous activities and talent identification.

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Assessment A combination of assignments, reports, poster presentations, formal observations and practical assessments.

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Future Opportunities You could progress to Sports Coaching and Physical Education Foundation Degree at Shrewsbury College or higher education programmes at other institutions, e.g. Sports Studies, Sports Management or Sports Science. Career opportunities include: PE Teacher, Events Management, Sport & Business Management, Sports Coaching, Fitness Instructing/ Personal Trainer.


SPORT AND ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Adventurous Activities Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, although a range of outdoor-related experience and qualifications can be considered. You should enjoy outdoor life and be willing to take on challenging and adventurous activities. Involvement in the outdoors outside of College is also an expectation.

Course Content The course includes a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities and experiences including kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and navigation, gorge walking, camping and more. Activities are carried out as day trips and overnight residentials, including a final trip to the Ardech Gorge in France for a week-long field trip at the end of the course. There is a

significant amount of theorybased learning, including classroom and sports/fitness sessions such as; anatomy and physiology, risk assessment, event management, and equipment and facilities. Outdoor based units are completed via a ‘plan-doreview’ format. Other units are assessed via workbooks and a written ‘essay’ assignment with strict deadlines, which must be adhered to.

Level 3 Football and Education programme

Entry Requirements Minimum of five GCSEs at grades 1-4, including maths, English and PE. Be enthusiastic about sport and fitness with a particular interest in mastering techniques and skills in Football. You will fully engage in all practical sessions as you will be playing in a competitive league representing Shrewsbury Town FC. You need a high level of personal commitment with excellent organisation skills to complete coursework to strict deadlines. Successful applicants will be selected through football trials

and academic qualifications. Mental and physical effort is required, along with full participation in all practical and classroom sessions.

FA qualified coaches. You will have the opportunity to be selected for the England national U18s development centres and squads.

Course Content You will study an Extended Diploma including: practical teams sport, sports coaching, sports injuries, fitness testing and training. There are 9 modules in year one and 9 in year two. Assessment is via written assignments, practical assessments, group presentations and mandatory formal exams within 2 modules. There are practical training sessions each week delivered by professional

Students also receive the opportunity to gain FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate and FA Refereeing and Officiating Awards.

i *A Shrewsbury Town kit is required - the club will provide information at trials (Level 3 Football and Education programme).

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The Sport course is great with building confidence and there are great sports facilities. The College helped me get my GCSEs after I moved over here with no qualifications.

Course Length 2 years

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Access to Higher Education Access courses are designed to be flexible and attractive to adults who may have been out of formal education for some time. You will study in an adult-friendly learning environment, on a full or part-time basis to suit your commitments. Most students aim for careers in the health sector and become Nurses, Midwives, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Social Workers or Teachers, but the range of destinations is not limited to these.

I would highly recommend this course to individuals hoping to go into nursing/midwifery in the future. It is by no means easy, but it is a fantastic course which is a great foundation for university. Helen Jones Access to Health Previous school: Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Course Length 1 or 2 years (Full and Part-time options) Entry Requirements Preferably you will have English and maths GCSEs. However, evidence of previous qualifications and/or initial assessment along with employment experience will be discussed at interview. If you opt to study part-time over two years, there may be the option to study maths GCSE alongside the diploma. If you require both subjects, we offer GCSE in English Language on a Monday evening or Friday afternoon and maths on a Tuesday evening or Friday morning/ afternoon. Advice and information will be provided/ confirmed at interview. Course Content Students wishing to study Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science or other health-related courses

will enrol on the Access Health Diploma and study Human Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Health Studies, Study Skills and IT. Students wishing to study Education or Humanities-related courses will enrol on the Access Social Science with Humanities Diploma and study Psychology, Sociology, Literature, History, Study Skills and IT. The timetable is flexible; both the full and parttime programmes over 1 or 2 years (34 weeks) can be accessed during the day and/or evening to fit around other commitments and responsibilities. The assessment methods used are varied throughout the programme but most is by continuous assessment, as adult students generally prefer this. Fees will be confirmed on application or via our website.

Advanced Learner Loans may be available. You don’t have to repay a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan taken out for an Access to Higher Education course if you go on to complete a Higher Education course that is eligible for student finance. You may need to obtain some books to assist your studies. English and maths GCSEs are currently free to adults who do not already hold a C or 4 grade in these subjects. Guidance is available at College Advice Events, interview and induction to ensure students select the diploma that meets their intended university course.

For further information or to ask a specific question you can ‘Like’ our Facebook page: Access to HE at Shrewsbury College.

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WHAT ARE THE CAREER PROSPECTS? These courses allow you to progress to Higher Education or training, where you can specialise in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Teaching, Paramedic Science and similar. This year (2017) has been particularly successful for students applying for Midwifery and BA (Hons) History and students have been accepted to a wide range of universities.

CAREER OPTIONS & NATIONAL STARTING AVERAGES INCLUDE: Nursing Midwifery Social Work Teaching

£22,000 - £48,000 £22,000 - £48,000 £24,000 - £40,000 £22,000 - £66,000

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Preparation Routes If you currently have few or no formal qualifications we may be able to offer you a flexible, tailored study programme that matches your interests. Our range of preparatory one-year programmes will help you on your path, whatever your future plans. Previous students who have taken these study programmes have gone on to further study, Apprenticeships and employment.

I have really enjoyed my course and it has helped me improve my English and my confidence. The teachers are very helpful and give lots of support. The support staff have helped me a lot and the College bursary has been a great help for me to come to College. Hassan Mohammed ESOL (16-18) – Employability, FS Maths and ESOL Previous school: based in Sudan

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College Ready programme

Work Ready programme

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements as you work at your own level. You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual.

Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements as you work at your own level. You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual.

Course Content The aim of the course is to develop your study skills and explore your vocational areas of interest. The core components of the programme include: Employability, vocational tasters including unit accreditation, English and maths, enrichment. You will have an opportunity to tailor your timetable to meet your needs. Throughout the programme you will have access to a careers team to help you develop your longerterm career plans.

Course Content The aim of the course is to help you identify the employability skills that employers are looking for and acknowledge the skills you already possess and those you need to work on. Core components of the programme include: Employability, work experience including shadowing, workplace visits and block placements, English and maths as well as a range of enrichment activities. You will have an opportunity to tailor your timetable to your needs. Throughout the programme you will have access to a careers team to help you develop your longer-term career plans.

You will achieve a City & Guilds Level 1 or 2 Certificate, depending on your level of study. You can progress to further study onto a Level 1 or 2 programme in a vocational area, a Supported Internship or an Apprenticeship in the vocational areas you have experienced.

You will achieve a City & Guilds Level 1 or 2 Certificate, depending on your level of study. This course will prepare you for employment, an Apprenticeship or Supported Internship.

16-18 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other languages)

Supported Internships

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements You will need to hold an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that has been issued by your Local Authority. No formal academic entry requirements as you will work at your own level, however a literacy level of at least Entry 3 is advisable. All candidates will be interviewed for suitability. You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual.

Entry Requirements You must be aged 16-18. Your English language skills will be assessed to determine your level of study. Course Content Our programme will enable you to meet new people, broaden your cultural awareness and improve your language skills for life and work. You will gain European Union approved English language qualifications that meet UK Border Agency requirements for your visa renewal and that is recognised by thousands of educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world. Your study programme will include Employability, English and maths and a taster of a vocational area of your choice such as catering, hair, beauty, construction, engineering, customer service, accountancy and many more. This course will support you in developing your academic skills for further study and will also help prepare you for employment.

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Course Content Your study programme will include Employability Skills, preparation for adulthood, English and maths, work experience and the option of other Enrichment activities from the wide selection available in college. You will attend a work placement for an average of at least 2 days a week, with supported Job Coaching where appropriate, where you will have the opportunity to complete work experience with clear objectives, regular feedback and support in moving towards further study or work. You will also be able to gain a City & Guilds Level 1 or 2 Certificate, depending on your level of study. 115


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Apprenticeships Apprentices do real jobs for real employers, so you’re paid while you learn. You will start earning from day one of your Apprenticeship. As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job specific skills. Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally-recognised qualifications, usually on a day-release basis, i.e. one day at College and four days with your employer, however some Apprenticeships are all work-based. Anyone living in England, over 16-years-old and not in full-time education can apply.

I chose to do an Apprenticeship because I wanted to work and learn at the same time. Apprenticeships are great because you can build on skills in the workplace whilst adding to your knowledge in the classroom! Robyn Vickers Hairdressing apprentice at Browns Hairdressers

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My role at the Shropshire FA as a Business Administrator is to administrate the Coach Education courses that we provide. I would really recommend an Apprenticeship, as I’ve found it extremely valuable.

What is an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are changing and the learning programmes can be different depending on your job role and the sector you are working in. Most of them contain qualifications including a Diploma, with all of them assessing your skills and knowledge, and some looking at your behaviour as well. Everyone has to complete functional skills in maths and English, if you haven’t already achieved grades 5 – 9 at GCSE. Some Apprenticeships also require functional skills in ICT. An understanding of your employment rights and responsibilities is also included for everyone. What age can I be to study an Apprenticeship? From aged 16 upwards, whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years, or are wanting to start a new career. How long does it take to achieve an Apprenticeship? Anything from 12 months to 3 years. Each Apprenticeship has an agreed length of study and completion. This will depend on the level as well as your previous experience and qualifications. What will it cost? All of your training is free for you as the apprentice, however, you will need to pay for any travel costs for attending College and work.

Do I have to attend College? It depends on the Apprenticeship – some are delivered and assessed at your place of work, others require attendance at College for one day per week. There will be short blocks of attendance for English and maths for those without grade 4 (C) at GCSE. How much will I get paid? There is no set rate – but the minimum is £3.50 per hour. Employers can pay higher and often do. How will I achieve my Apprenticeship? You will be assigned a named Assessor who will set targets for achieving your Apprenticeship, and schedule reviews to check your progress. This will include: • a variety of practical assessments and observations in your workplace • discussions that confirm your knowledge • completion of assignments • in some subjects there are exams • for some Apprenticeships there will be an End Point Assessment, demonstrating everything you have learnt. How do I apply? Firstly you will need an employer and any entry requirements relevant to the Apprenticeship. A good starting point would be to regularly check the Government website

Harry Coles Business Administration apprentice at Shropshire FA

gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ where they will have all the current national vacancies with employers. In addition, we recommend you also look for your own. Check out our guide to finding an employer:

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE HERE FROM LEVEL 2 TO LEVEL 5 (Intermediate, Advanced and Higher)

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• Accounting

We can help you with your application and interview preparation if required.

• Beauty Therapy • Brickwork

What happens if I haven’t got an employer? Still complete the application form online and we will process your application and invite you to attend an interview for a full-time course in that subject area. Many employers prefer to work with students recommended by the College and it’s easy to transfer from a course to an Apprenticeship once you acquire an employer, at any stage in the year.

• Carpentry & Joinery

Do all Apprenticeships start in September? No. Employers are looking for apprentices all year round although summer is a busy time for recruitment. What happens at the end of the Apprenticeship? In some areas you may: • progress to the next level, with the same or different employer

• Business Administration • Childcare • Construction & the Built Environment • Customer Service • Dental Nursing • Electrical Installation • Engineering • Fabrication & Welding • Hairdressing • Health & Social Care • Hospitality & Catering • Management • Motor Vehicle • Painting & Decorating • Plumbing • Property Maintenance • Supporting Teaching & Learning (Teaching Assistants) • Team Leading

• get a permanent contract (most of our apprentices do).

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Achieving Your Ambitions Josh studied a Diploma in Sport Coaching & Fitness. After his course he took a two year Foundation Degree in Sports Development and Coaching before applying to the RAF. He is currently going through the medical stage and then will KDYHĆŹWQHVVWHVWVDQGKRSHIXOO\EHJLYHQDVWDUWGDWH-RVK is hoping to join as an Aerospace Systems Operator. He said his course gave him “a lot of the knowledge and training that he neededâ€? and he “wouldn’t have been able to get onto his university course without it.â€?

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Chris studied Creative Media Production at Shrewsbury College, then went onto Edge Hill University to study a degree in Film and Television Production. He is now a )UHHODQFH&DPHUDPDQLQ/LYHUSRROZRUNLQJRQIHDWXUHĆŹOPV DQG79SURGXFWLRQV&KULVVDLGKHIRXQGKLVSDVVLRQIRUĆŹOP at the College and was given a lot of scope to be creative and shoot what he wanted. He said it was “more valuableâ€? LQPDQ\ZD\VWKDQKLVGHJUHHDQGJDYHKLPKLVĆŹUVWFULWLFDO step into the industry. Chris Davies - Le vel 3 Creative Me dia Production - left in 2011.

Tom studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Electronics at SSFC. He then gained a place at Oxford University to study Physics. He chose to study at SSFC because he’d heard a lot of good things about it, such as the great teaching standards. “It is what you make it and I couldn’t thank SSFC enough for helping me along the way and helping me get to where I am today,� he said.

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Emma gained a place at the Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre three years ago where she studied Musical Theatre and Teacher Training, taking exams in singing, dancing, acting and teaching. She graduated in July 2017 and gained KHUĆŹUVWSURIHVVLRQDOFRQWUDFWVDW'LVQH\ODQGDQG/DSODQG She will be performing as a character and in the parades for the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Halloween Spectacular and then travelling to Lapland to appear in Christmas Shows.

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Whilst studying Film Studies, Enlish Literature and Graphic Communications at SSFC, Eleanor won the Into Space & Home category for over 13s at the Into Film Awards, at London’s Odeon, Leicester Square. Eleanor was presented with the award by actors Sophie Cookson from Kingsman: The Secret Service, and George Blagden from Versailles and Les MisÊrables. Sophie said she was shocked to win and hoped the award would help her move forward in the industry and gain recognition.� Eleanor Webb Th omas (centre) A Level Film Stud ies, English Liter ature and Graphic Comm unication. Shrewsbury Sixth Form College | ssfc.ac.uk | 01743 235491

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Study Higher Education with us &RXUVHVDUHXVXDOO\RYHUWZRGD\VRURQHHYHQLQJDZHHNVR\RXFDQƬW\RXU studies around your work and home life. For full course details, visit our website: shrewsbury.ac.uk/higher_education or contact Course Sales Advice on 01743 342 333

Our Higher Education courses... Business & Computing AAT Level 4 Diploma Accounting HNC/HND Computing Science*

Creative Arts & Media HNC/HND Fashion HNC/HND Game Design & Production HNC/HND Photography HNC/HND Moving image Production HNC/HND Music Production HNC/HND Performing Arts (Performance)

Counselling Foundation Degree Counselling Theory & Practice*

Education Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies* Foundation Degree Education* BA (Hons) Education top-up*

The majority of our learners are already employed and continue to work alongside their studies.

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of Foundation Degree Education students progressed on to BA (Hons) Education top-up.

Engineering & Construction HNC Construction & Built Environment HNC Electrical & Electronic Technology* HNC Manufacturing Technology* HNC Mechanical Technology* Foundation Degree Electrical & Electronic Technology* Foundation Degree Manufacturing Technology* Foundation Degree Mechanical Technology*

Sport Foundation Degree Sports Coaching & Physical Education*

The average price most universities charge for a three year degree is currently £27k, or £18k for two years. The equivalent of two years study with us will cost you around £11,880, and this doesn’t include the money that can be saved on living and travel costs.

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(For ex-students of both Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and Shrewsbury College)

2QFH\RXKDYHƬQLVKHGVWXG\LQJ a course with us – you can become a Friend of the College. We are NHHQWRƬQGRXWZKDWRXUIRUPHU students are doing now and keep in touch with them so we can help inform our current and future students. If you are an ex-student of Shrewsbury College’s Group (or know someone who is), you can become ‘our Friend’ by visiting the alumni section of the website at shrewsbury.ac.uk/college_life/friends or ssfc.ac.uk/alumniDQGƬOOLQJLQWKHVKRUWIRUPV

Being a Friend of Shrewsbury Colleges Group means: • You can enjoy a 10% discount at our Origins Restaurant, Evolve Hair & Beauty Salon and the London Road Sports Centre • You can tap into student resources for work experience, placements and casual vacancies • You could be invited to jobs fairs and events to help market your business • You can speak to us about other exciting marketing opportunities • Your success and story could help inspire the next generation!

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Supporting your study at the College The Student Services Team are here to help with any queries about College life…… We can help you with finance, health & wellbeing, travel & transport, support with your studies, counselling, higher education finance, applications and any general enquiries. How we can help you

Learning Resource Centres

We want you to get the most from your student experience so that you’re ready to take on your next challenge after College, whether that is higher education, an Apprenticeship, employment or starting your own business. We have received the Matrix accreditation for our information, advice and guidance service to students. We can offer support with...

At each campus you can access these centres which have a broad range of both print and online resources, as recommended by your course reading lists, and will be supported by experienced staff to deal with your enquiries. The computers will give you access to the internet for research, Moodle for your course materials and Office 365 for office applications and cloud storage and Wi-Fi to use your own device. Each centre is open daily with holiday openings available throughout the year. There are also Quiet Study areas at both English and Welsh Bridge Campuses.

• Settling into College • Talking through any issues that are affecting your learning • Making adjustments so that a disability does not hold you back • Understanding and using assistive technology

Your Progression Specialist / Student Support Tutor will refer you for further support if needed.

• Essay planning, assignment writing, revision skills, exam techniques

Access Arrangements

• Access Arrangements. There are several opportunities for you to tell us about any support needs you may have: on the application form or at enrolment or at any time during your course, by talking to your teacher or Student Services.

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Support Workshops

If you’ve previously received access arrangements, or feel you will need support, please tell your Student Support Tutor or Progression Specialist so that we can arrange this for you.

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Progression Specialists and Student Support Tutors Progression Specialists and Student Support Tutors are attached to each curriculum team and they will support you and monitor your progress and help with your progression at College and into work or higher education. We also have a dedicated Careers and Progression Adviser and ‘Targeted Progression’ programmes for help in accessing the most competitive career paths such as Medicine, Teaching and Midwifery as well as programmes for those

students looking to study at Oxford or Cambridge. Support is given for applying to specialist summer schools and programmes to enhance opportunities to experience careers and university study.

Safeguarding It is important that young people receive the right help at the right time so we have a dedicated and trained Safeguarding Team at each Campus who will listen to you, understand your concerns and take prompt action should they feel you or others are at risk of harm. We work alongside local agencies such as Shropshire Family

Information Service and the Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board. If you are a young person who is looked after, a young adult carer or a young parent, please let us know as you might benefit from extra support that we can put in place for you. We want to continue to be proud of the fact that students feel safe at College and we take our Safeguarding roles very seriously.

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Keeping Parents and Carers informed We work closely with the parents and carers of our students to ensure a smooth transition from school so our students can develop confidence and motivation to make the most of their time with us. The Agency e-newsletter informs parents/ carers of any trips, enrichment and career activities as well as summer schools. Please see the Parents Guide on our websites for more details about how you can find out more....

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Facilities and Partnerships Our facilities have been greatly expanded and refurbished over the last five years. As a student you will have access to various areas for relaxation and socialising – Bridges Cafés at all campuses, Hair & Beauty Training Academy and the Sports Centre at London Road Campus, and Learning Resource Centres at each campus. Origins Restaurant

Bridges Café

Origins is a fully-licensed commercial restaurant operating throughout the year, including some evenings and weekends. It is open to the public serving local community and businesses with morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and is available to hire for meetings, events and weddings. The restaurant provides Hospitality & Catering students with real-life experience. For the last two years we have been awarded an AA Rosette and Gold Award in recognition of the standard of service the students displayed. Students from across the campus use the restaurant for assignment and fundraising activities. www.shrewsbury.ac.uk/origins

You can enjoy time out with other students and choose from the range of hot and cold food and refreshments on offer. Students can also gain work experience working in the Food Service areas. All the food meets the full range of dietary requirements.

Evolve Hair & Beauty Salon This professional salon is a distinctly separate enterprise to the Hair & Beauty Training Academy. Experienced staff provide professional treatments in hair, therapies and beauty using handpicked quality products. The salon operates throughout the week all year, and students who have achieved a Level 2 qualification are able to apply for part-time paid employment in the salon, as well as the opportunity to be taken on as an apprentice. Work experience is available for all subject areas who are interested in trying reception/business aspects. www.shrewsbury.ac.uk/evolve

London Road Sports Centre The Sports Centre and associated facilities include a gym, two sports halls, a 3G pitch, athletics track and sports fields – all available to hire by the public. The Centre is run in partnership with The Mosaic Group, a national company, which provides health and leisure facilities across the country, including The Shrewsbury Club. There are work experience and placement opportunities at London Road and Shrewsbury Club for students and part-time paid employment during and outside of termtime, with opportunities not only in sports, but business, finance, therapies, hair, computing and marketing too. www.londonroadsports.co.uk

Erasmus Opportunities for work experience trips abroad leading to offers of employment for those showing the right skill and aptitude. The College currently operates trips to Greece.

National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) The College is an active member, ensuring our students have access to a full service of employment support, as well as ensuring online safety through our work with Safer Job.

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We value partnerships with local, national and international companies and organisations to support students in their studies and provide opportunities and links for employment. Shrewsbury Town Football Club

University Centre Shrewsbury

The College works in partnership with STFC to deliver coaching for the Football and Education Level 3 programme. Students represent STFC at competitive matches in the National league. The CEO works with students on a range of courses on projects and provides valuable feedback.

Opportunities to attend study support and revision sessions, plus chances to attend guest lectures.

Young Enterprise Shropshire Offers a wealth of practical ways to help young people get a taste of the world of work and the excitement of running a business. They inspire young people to develop aptitudes and attitudes that they cannot learn from a textbook or traditional academic curriculum.

Wrekin Housing Group - consists of a number of organisations working across Shropshire and Staffordshire specialising in housing, maintenance, care, upcycling and catering. The link with the College provides a range of opportunities for students linking with a variety of job roles to see how career routes can develop as well as work experience and progression to Apprenticeships. In some subject areas assignment work is based on live projects for Wrekin Housing Group involving their staff.

Shrewsbury Town In The Community - the charitable trust associated with Shrewsbury Town FC, which works closely with all ages in the local community promoting and providing opportunities for physical activity to benefit everyone’s health. Projects are delivered within subject areas along with volunteering and work experience opportunities. NCS programmes are delivered by STITC which provides good leadership and team work opportunities for students aged 16-18.

Shropshire Partners in Care (SPIC) An umbrella organisation consisting of all the Care providers across Shropshire for all age ranges and needs. This group provides a range of work experience and progression opportunities for employment and Apprenticeships.

Armed Forces The College has a corporate covenant with the Armed Forces which recognises the commitment to support the families linked to the forces both past and present. If you are a family who serves in the forces, please talk to us about how we can help you continue your studies if you have recently moved to the area. The College Cadet Platoon offers leaderships skills and many varied opportunities to achieve additional qualifications.

Concord College Summer School opportunities are available for Academic students who pass an application process - this is a fabulous opportunity to experience Medic, Law and STEM lectures by World Wide Specialists. Talk to The Agency team to find out more.

Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Shrewsbury College secured nearly ÂŁ500,000 from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership via its Growth Deal with Government to develop one of three advanced manufacturing training hubs in the region. The College continues to seek further opportunities with the LEP.

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Help with fees and travel costs Student Bursary & Hardship fund

Discretionary Bursary 16-18 year olds

It is the College’s aim to fund students who are in most need of financial assistance. The funding you are applying for is NOT a right and the College has a duty to make sure that the funds are awarded fairly. The distribution of these funds is subject to the guidelines issued by the awarding Government agencies.

Help is available towards some of the costs, including travel and free meals. It is dependent upon your household income being £26,000 per year or under (we will assess your income on net pay, Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Wage Slips, Income Support, Tax Credits and Child Benefit).

Guaranteed Bursary

How to apply • Download the form from the Student Services page of our websites

It is worth £1,200 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time courses) • You must be enrolled on a full or part-time course • You must be under 19 years of age on 31/08/2017 To be eligible you must be in one of the categories below:

All evidence must be dated within the last three months and show how much you receive.

19+ Advanced Learner Loans Bursary

• In care • Leaving care • In receipt of Income Support in your own right • In receipt of both Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) • Bursary payments will be made direct to students every two weeks based on your attendance (minimum 90%), behaviour and work completed • We will require written confirmation from the Local Authority which administers your care or if you are leaving care • If you are in receipt of Income Support we will need to see your benefit entitlement letter showing how much you receive • If you are in receipt of both ESA and DLA, we will need to see both your entitlement letters.

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• Collect a form from Student Services at any campus.

In order to apply for the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, you must have been offered a place at College and have received a letter giving specific information that you entered onto your Student Loans application. • Students must be enrolled on a Level 3-6 course at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, which is eligible for the 19+ loan • You must be aged 19 or over • Household income must be £21,000 or less The bursary fund can help towards: • Childcare (must be OFSTED registered) • Travel (must be by the most cost efficient means - usually bus pass)

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I travelled from Llandrindod and it wasn’t a problem for me at all, the transport links to the College are good. I am currently working at Gofannon Forge (a Blacksmiths) in speciality art. I am off to Hertfordshire University in September 2018 to study Model Design (Character and Creative Effects).

Callum Blees, from Llandrindod, studied Level 3 in Art & Design then a part-time welding course.

Travelling to College Students from all over the region choose to study here. If you are under 19 and live more than two and a half miles away from the College, you may be entitled to a subsidised bus pass from Shropshire County Council, or to travel on one of the subsidised College buses. If you are over 19 you may be able to get help from the Student Bursary & Hardship Fund.

College subsidised bus service We welcome students from outside of Shrewsbury and now offer subsidised transport from Powys, Ludlow, Newport, Telford, Bridgnorth and Market Drayton areas, along with other rural areas en-route. All three campuses are on these bus routes.

For more information about travelling to College please visit: shrewsbury.ac.uk/support/travelling_to_college or contact 01743 235491 for Student Services at English & Welsh Bridge Campus and 01743 342322 for London Road Campus or email studentservices@shrewsbury.ac.uk

The College is great and I really enjoy my studies here. I get a very early bus to College but it really hasn’t caused me any difficulties. Erin Holley, from Shawbury, studied A Level Biology.

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The Agency is a team of staff with a varied programme of activities to help you make the most of your time at College and ensure you are ready for your future career, whether you have a firm destination in mind, or are looking for career inspiration. Agency information can be found on Moodle and the team are based in the Learning Resource Centre at Welsh Bridge, Enterprise Suite at London Road and in the quiet study area at English Bridge.

600 JOBS ARE ADVERTISED

EACH YEAR

Local companies and The Agency

Extension activities

Local companies support College activities in many ways and have been an important part in the development of The Agency. We promote specialist placement schemes such as the NHS Young Volunteer programmes.

Various support is offered to students considering careers such as veterinary science, medicine, dentistry or competitive NHS courses including:

We also get involved in specific projects with a range of employers, such as Shrewsbury Town Football Club and the Mosaic Group which includes the London Road Sports Centre, Shrewsbury Club, and Imagine Spa. Activities include regular work experience, bespoke placements and projects and volunteering. Employers tell us they are looking for applicants who demonstrate skills in:

• UCAS Admissions support

• Team-working and communication

• Expert speakers • UKMAT/BMAT preparation advice • University visits • Work experience

Oxford and Cambridge applicants -

• Customer handling

If you aspire to go to these prestigious universities we can help you with a competitive application:

• Literacy and numeracy

• Oxford and Cambridge conferences

• Work/life experience

• Visits and contact with our link staff

Jobshop

• Access to competitive summer schools

We are part of the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) and were recognised as the first one of its kind in the county. The Jobshop has local, seasonal, part-time and fulltime vacancies and can also provide expert advice on applying for jobs, writing CVs and interview skills to maximise your chances of success. Our annual Jobs Fairs give you direct access to recruiters.

• Application support • Essay competitions • Super-curricular activities • Access to free university level Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Career planning Want to sharpen up your CV and interview skills to secure that Apprenticeship or job? Want to put yourself in the best possible position to get an offer on your preferred university course? Our Matrix-accredited Careers Team is here to help. All students use Unifrog, an online careers package which includes access to thousands of free university MOOCs to support your academic development and progression to university Book an appointment by popping in or emailing agency@shrewsbury.ac.uk 128

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We offer you the chance of work experience and placements as well as paid employment opportunities during your course. Getting experience really helps with job and university applications, and many of our students doing a placement gain full-time employment as a result.

• Sport and wellbeing • Employability and Careers • Enterprise, including Young Enterprise Challenge • 21st Century technologies • Leadership including our Cadet Platoon • Volunteering • Academic Enrichment including Oxbridge and Medical Societies • Music & Drama Various events are scheduled throughout the year including Careers Week, Job Fairs, and Higher Education Events to ensure you have information about your career choice.

Whether it’s our annual visit to the Skills Show at Birmingham NEC for careers inspiration, or university visits to help you decide on the right course, our programme of careers visits has something for everyone. We have created a College V-Inspired online portal and students will be able to gain nationally recognised awards, for volunteering hours. The feedback from our volunteering has been very positive:

I thought your students were outstanding at See & Hear. Every one of them threw themselves into the whole day and kept going until the very end. They should be very proud of themselves! See & Hear

We offer a flexible Enrichment programme available throughout the College week at all campuses, which has been developed in conjunction with students and is based on 8 key themes:

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It was great to be part of Shrewsbury Colleges Group Careers Week. Apprenticeships enable you to hit the ground running when you start your job. As an apprentice – you are the one in control and in all industries you need IQQFSWCNKƓGFUVCHH9KVJ Shrewsbury Colleges Group, you are in control of your own destiny. The quality is everything here and there’s a great focus on the individual which gives you a step up when you’re in the work place.

Enrichment

Deborah Mitchell (pictured above right), founder and owner of Heaven Skincare, now one of the globe’s most high-end skincare brands, was invited in to speak to the Hair & Beauty students during careers week. Deborah said:

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Sport & Recreational Activities We have a range of teams and different activities for you to try especially on Wednesday afternoons but available throughout the week …

Do you want to take part …… • in competitive team sports against other schools and colleges in Shropshire, the Midlands and nationally? • in more informal recreational activities are available after College? • in the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award group and go off independently, camping and walking in the hills? • and save a life by taking your Emergency First Aid? • and join the Shrewsbury College Platoon (RIFLES)? • by getting involved in volunteering in sport and officiating our team sports? • and set up your own club or activity? • and learn to row? • in trying a new activity such as dance, aerobics? if the answer is YES - then make sure you get in touch in with The Agency. The College offers competitive regular opportunities in football, rugby, hockey, netball and in the summer, cricket. We also support other sports through entry into county and national competitions such as swimming, athletics and tennis. 130 28

These are all examples of what’s available during the 2017/2018 academic year: Competitive sports • Football • Rugby • Hockey • Volleyball • Netball Enrichment physical activities • Fitness Suite Use • Circuit Training • Contemporary Dance • Street Dance/Zumba Enrichment sports • Rowing • DofE • Basketball • Squash • Badminton & Table Tennis • Archery • Boys/Girls Football • Tennis Academy • Rock Climbing

Some of our Sports Teams successes in 2016/17 include: Boys Football Our 1st team came 3rd in the Association of Colleges (AoC) League 2B Boys Hockey • 2nd in the West Midlands League • Finalists in the Boys County Cup • Finished 2nd at the AoC Regional Tournament Boys Rugby 2nd in the AoC League Division 2 Girls Netball • 1st Team - West Midlands Finals at Bromsgrove School • 1st Team - Winners of the Rosie Turner Tournament 2nd team finishing 3rd • 1st Team – 2nd in the Local Shropshire League

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The Student Voice Shrewsbury Colleges Group is an NUS recognised college and our Student Voice representatives have a demonstrable impact on developing the student experience on all of our campuses. The Student Council runs student related events and fundraises for local and national charities. It has a budget which it can spend on improving the College environment for students, and helping students set up groups and societies.

Music & Dramatic Arts (MaDA) and Performing Arts productions Based at English Bridge and London Road Campuses, there are many opportunities throughout the College year to be involved, either as an individual performer or as part of an ensemble, band, chamber group, choir, cast, crew, tech team or club. Just to give you a flavour - events include a Christmas concert, a special anniversary concert, Celebrating Achievement Evening, a Band’s Night, Graduation Ceremony in St Chad’s, and Comp/Week (series of events for young composers). Groups Voci Forti (an audition only A cappella choir), a College choir, concert band, orchestra, big band, chamber orchestra, four rock bands, a folk band, string quartet, dance workshops with Arcadian Youth Dance, amongst many others. Various large productions are put on throughout the year – previously these have included “The Addams Family”, “Night at the Musicals”, “Aladdin”, “Guys and Dolls”, and “Evita”. Instrumentalists and serious vocalists interested in performing in any of our main ensembles should sign up to our unique ‘music activities’ course. This involves Tuesday afternoons set aside for rehearsals and jamming!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017 A Level High Achievers 54 students achieved AAA at A Level or better

Jack Alston

The Priory School

A*A*A*A*

Ella Holmes

Meole Brace School

A*A*AA

Caitlin Casselman

The Priory School

A*A*A*A*

Hannah Sears

Meole Brace School

A*A*AA

Eric Cheng

Meole Brace School

A*A*A*A*

Abbie Guest

Birmingham Ormiston Academy

A*A*A

Phoebe Lewis

The Priory School

A*A*A

Hetty Niblett

Church Stretton School

A*A*A

Luke Terry

Charlton School

A*A*A

Jessica Tso

Meole Brace School

A*A*A

Rachel Allcock

Ercall Wood Technology College, Wellington

A*A*A*A

Alexander Hearle

Church Stretton School

A*A*A*A

David John

Shrewsbury Academy

A*A*A*A

Madeleine Page

The Corbet School

A*A*A*A

Rachel Grace

William Brookes School, Much Wenlock

A*A*A*B

Olivia Mann

Meole Brace School

A*A*A*

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Thomas Keene

Meole Brace School

A*AAA

Hamish McKittrick

Meole Brace School

A*AAA

Claire Revans

The Corbet School

A*AAA

Oliver Stringer

Welshpool High School

A*AAA

Barnaby Arnold

Meole Brace School

A*AA

Callum Brown

The Priory School

Emily Davies

Cristian Vitale

Belvidere School

AAAA

Robert Aze

Church Stretton School

AAAB

A*AA

Bethan Olijnyk

Lakelands Academy, Ellesmere

AAAB

Meole Brace School

A*AA

Thomas Ball

Charlton Academy

AAA

Angus Comerford

Meole Brace School

A*AA A*AA

Telford College of Arts and Technology

AAA

Joshua Greenside

Mary Webb School and Science College

Fiona Boyle Sophie Davies

Meole Brace School

AAA

Sophie Kirby

The Corbet School

A*AA

Juliet D'Souza

Adcote School, Shrewsbury

AAA

Melissa Mann

Meole Brace School

A*AA

Ryan Duffy

Meole Brace School

AAA

Thomas Pope

Lakelands Academy, Ellesmere

A*AA

Saul Feinsot

Mary Webb School and Science College

AAA

Edward Walker

The Corbet School

A*AA

William Carter

Meole Brace School

A*AAB

Sally Jones

The Community College Bishop’s Castle

AAA

Amy Collington

Shrewsbury High School

A*AAB

Lucy O'Hagan

The Priory School

AAA

Bethan Evans

Church Stretton School

A*AAC

Tabitha Purslow

The Priory School

AAA

Alfie Furness

Wrekin College

A*AAB

Georgina Rees

Meole Brace School

AAA

Matthew Hoyle

Charlton Academy

A*AAB

Alexandra Richards

Shrewsbury High School

AAA

Rebekah Kay

William Brookes, Much Wenlock

A*AAB

Lydia Taylor-Jenkins

Ercall Wood Technology College, Wellington

AAA

Georgia Mitchell

Meole Brace School

A*AAC

Owen Phillips

Charlton Academy

A*AAD

Macauley Ward

Charlton Academy

A*AAC

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Vocational High Achievers

BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

57 students achieved the highest possible grade on their CACHE/BTEC Extended Diploma

Francesca Ashley

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Stacey Darby

The Corbet School

D*D*D*

Katy Hassell

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Caragh Knott

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Kathryn Lazell

Thomas Adams School, Wem

D*D*D*

Francesca McAvoy Jones

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Jade Mitchell

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

Georgina Skitt

Madeley Academy

D*D*D*

Jessica Turner

Oldbury Wells School, Bridgnorth

D*D*D*

CACHE Childcare and Education Diploma Stephanie Nicholls

Idsall School, Shifnal

A

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

Matthew Cannon

The Deepings School, Near Peterborough

D*D*D*

George Davies

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Chelsea Duah

Abraham Darby School, Madeley

D*D*D*

Laura Morris

TMBSS Oswestry

D*D*D*

George Pritchard

Thomas Adams School, Wem

D*D*D*

Finn Baldwin

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

Vanessa Suen

Out of County

D*D*D*

Ryan Hosiene

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Molly Royle

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

Joanne Savage

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

James Parker Ward

The Priory School

D*D*D*

BTEC Extended Diploma in IT

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Fitness

Joseph Andrews

Welshpool High School

D*D*D*

Grace Blowers

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Christian Ball

Walford & North Shropshire College

D*D*D*

Joel Bonner

Out Of County

D*D*D*

Archie Dickin

Lakelands School, Ellesmere

D*D*D*

Liam-Jack Cains

Oldbury Wells School, Bridgnorth

D*D*D*

Timothy Drake

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Megan Cole

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Kane Edwards

Lakelands School, Ellesmere

D*D*D*

Eleanor Ellmore

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Daniel Evans

Lakelands School, Ellesmere

D*D*D*

Jordan Gilbert

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Jack Haycocks

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Cameron Hignett

Madeley Academy

D*D*D*

Owen Hills

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

James Hudson

Charlton School, Wellington

D*D*D*

Oscar Lewis

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Lauren Jones

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Jack Lewis

Idsall School, Shifnal

D*D*D*

Madison Jones

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Thomas Mills

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Cameron Reedy

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Dana Maybin

Ercall Wood Technology College, Wellington

D*D*D*

Christian Willcocks

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

Hannah Nock

William Brookes School, Much Wenlock

D*D*D*

Callum Ryder-Foster

Grove School, Market Drayton

D*D*D*

Kieron Wall

Caereinion High School, Llanfair Caereinion

D*D*D*

Charlotte Wear

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology William Hunter

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Brodie Normandin

The Corbet School

D*D*D*

BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Uniformed Services

Michaela Garrow

Burton Borough School, Newport

D*D*D*

Aimee Breakwell

Caereinion High School, Llanfair Caereinion

D*D*D*

Jessica Jenks

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Liam O'Malley

Thomas Adams School, Wem

D*D*D*

Alice Marie Plant

Burton Borough School, Newport

D*D*D*

Chloe Whittaker

Thomas Adams School, Wem

D*D*D*

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Index of courses

Academic Courses Applied Science

18

History

35

Biology

19

Business

20

IT Multimedia & Games

36

Chemistry

21

Law

37

Classical Civilisation 22

Mathematics

38

Computer Science

23

Media Studies

40

Drama & Theatre

24

Modern Languages

41

Economics

25

Electronics

26

English

27-28

English Combined

27

English Language

27

English Literature

28

Film Studies

29

Fine Art

30

Further Mathematics 39

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French, German, Spanish

41

Music

42

Photography

43

Physical Education

44

Physics

45

Politics

46

Product Design

47

Psychology

48

Religious Studies

49

Sociology

50

Statistics

38

Geography

31

Geology

32

Graphic Communication

33

Textiles

51

Health & Social Care

34

The 2+ Programme

06

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Vocational Courses Art & Design

56-59

Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

57

Level 3/4 UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

57 57

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles

59

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography

59

Beauty Therapies

60-62

Level 2 Diploma Beautician (VTCT)

61

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (VTCT)

61

Level 3 Diploma Massage Therapies (VTCT)

62

Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques (VTCT)

62

Business and Tourism

64-65

Level 2 Certificate/ Diploma in Business

65

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

65

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

65

Childcare & Education Level 1 Diploma in Health, Social Care & Children’s & Young People’s Setting (NCFE/CACHE) Level 2 Diploma in Playwork (NCFE/CACHE) Level 2 Technical Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE) (NCFE/CACHE)

66-69

67 67

68

68

Computing & IT

70-71

Level 2 Diploma or Certificate in IT

71

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT with Games Development

71

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

71

Construction Trades: Brickwork

72-73

Level 1 Brickwork

73

Level 1 Construction

73

Level 2 Brickwork

73

Level 3 Construction

73

Construction Trades: Carpentry & Joinery

74-77

Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery

75

Level 2 Bench Joinery

75

Level 2 Site Carpentry

75

Level 3 Bench Joinery

76

Level 3 Site Carpentry

76

Construction Trades: Electrical Installation

78-79

Level 1 Electrical

79

Level 2 Electrical

79

Construction Trades: Painting & Decorating

80-81

Level 1 Painting & Decorating

81

Level 2 Painting & Decorating

81

Level 3 Painting & Decorating

81

Construction Trades: Plumbing

82-83

Level 1 Plumbing

83

Level 2 Plumbing

83

Level 3 Plumbing

83

Creative Media

84-85

Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production (UAL)

85

Level 3 Extended Diploma Creative Media Production (UAL)

85

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Engineering

86-89

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering (City & Guilds)

87

Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding (City & Guilds)

87

Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (City & Guilds)

87

Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding (City & Guilds)

88

Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (City & Guilds)

88

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

88

Hairdressing and Barbering

90-93

Level 1 Hairdressing

91

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Barbering

92

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing

91

Level 3 Technical Diploma in Hairdressing

92

Health & Social Care

94-95

Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care

95

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

95

Hospitality and Catering

97

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Food Preparation and Service (Award)

97

Level 2 Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery

97

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery

98

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder)

98

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Supervision & Beverage Service

138

102-103

Level 2 Diploma in Performance

103

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology

103

Performing Arts Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

104-105 105

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Musical Theatre Public Uniformed Services Level 2 Diploma in Public Services Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services Sport and Adventurous Activities

105

106-107 107 107 108-111

Level 2 Active IQ Health, Fitness & Exercise

109

Level 2 Diploma in Sport

109

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

109

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

110

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Adventurous Activities

111

Level 3 Football and Education programme

111

96-99

Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality

Motor Vehicle

Music Technology

Access to Higher Education

112-113

Preparation Routes

114-115

16-18 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other languages)

115

College Ready programme

115

Supported Internships

115

Work Ready programme

115

Apprenticeships Higher Education courses

98 100-101

Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance (IMI)

101

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair (IMI)

101

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair (IMI)

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Dates for your diaries YEAR 11 PROGRESSION EVENTS • Wednesday 27 September 2017, 4-7.30pm Park Inn, Telford • Tuesday 3 October 2017, 4-7.30pm Shrewsbury Town Football Stadium

OPEN EVENINGS • Thursday 12 October 2017, 5-8pm English and Welsh Bridge Campuses • Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5-8pm English and Welsh Bridge Campuses • Thursday 2 November 2017, 5-8pm London Road and English Bridge Campuses (Vocational Courses Only)

TASTER EVENT Saturday 18 November 2017 English and Welsh Bridge Campuses

VOCATIONAL TASTERS w/c 20 November 2017, 4-6pm London Road Campus Please check website for accuracy and for more Advice Events throughout the year.

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