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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 our English and Welsh Bridge town centre campuses and vocational excellence at our technical and professional centre based at London Road Campus. 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. 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 Advice Events 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 around. Best wishes, James Staniforth Principal

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

The Agency

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Location of Campuses 06

Sports & Recreational activities 124

Choosing the right course for you

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MaDA & Performing Arts Productions

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A Level entry requirements

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The Student Voice

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Facilities & Partnerships

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Vocational entry requirements

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How to apply

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Academic courses 14-57

Careers and opportunities for everyone in the NHS 128

Academic destinations 16

Outstanding Results  2018  129

Vocational courses

A Level Course Results

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Vocational Course Results

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Preparation Routes

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Apprenticeships

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Dates for your diaries Open Evenings •

16 October 2018 5pm – 8pm, English and Welsh Bridge Campuses

24 October 2018 5pm – 8pm, English and Welsh Bridge Campuses

8 November 2018 5pm – 8pm, London Road Campus

Achieving your Ambitions 134

Supporting your study at the College

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Help with fees and travel costs

Local, Affordable, High Quality Higher Education 136

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Index of Courses

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The information in this prospectus is correct at the time of going to print (September 2018). Please see our College website or phone the College 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, such as large print, please call 01743 342342.

Taster Events •

17 November 2018 9am - 1.30pm English Bridge Campus

20 - 22 November 2018 4 - 6.30pm London Road Campus

28 - 30 January 2019 4 - 6.30pm London Road Campus

Advice Events Scheduled throughout the year - please check our website for further details.

Book online at scg.ac.uk

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Why choose Shrewsbury Colleges Group? Widest Range of Course Choices Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers the widest choice of both A Level and Vocational courses in Shropshire. The large range of subjects offered at A Level means we can offer any A Level combination with no timetable restrictions.

Experienced teachers Many of our teachers have published books on their area of expertise or work with exam boards and awarding bodies, setting and marking papers or acting as external examiners. Others are external quality assurers and represent on numerous national industry forums. Many vocational teachers are still working in their specialist subject whilst teaching, meaning they are keeping their skills up-to-date.

Outstanding Progression to University Our students are far more likely to win a place at their first choice University, with 91% success in 2018 compared with 76% nationally.

Links with local employers We have excellent 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. These include the Shropshire and Telford Hospital NHS Trust who provide a range of activities during your time at college to work with you to help lead to a career within the trust. Look for the NHS symbol on the relevant course pages and more details on page 128.

Broad range of enrichment opportunities Including competitive sports teams, volunteering, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, sports activities, clubs and Student Council.

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.

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Study in an inspiring location Shrewsbury is an exciting and vibrant town in which to study. The town centre combines historic landmarks with modern cafes, restaurants and shops. The Quarry Park provides spaces to meet friends and enjoy a variety of sports and is home to the rowing club and it’s a good place to take a walk to aid relaxation.

Great preparation for university or the world of work You will have a personalised timetable with time to study and complete homework, seek study support, and work with fellow students on assignments and activities. You will develop independence and time management skills that will make the transition to university, an apprenticeship or employment much easier, particularly if you plan to move away from the area for the next stage of your learning. You will meet new people, make new friendships, and take part in a wide range of activities that provide you with great experiences to enhance your application to university or for employment.

Campus Facilities We have subject specific facilities across the three sites; the English Bridge Campus has been developed to accommodate all the Creative Arts courses. Welsh Bridge has specialist classrooms for the science subjects and at London Road there are a range of specialist workshops with up to date equipment. All three campuses use a range of new technologies in the classroom including apps, tablets and augmented reality with free Wi-Fi and the ability to bring your own device.

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English Bridge Campus A Levels Classical Civilisation Drama & Theatre English 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

London Road Campus BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Health & Social Care

Vocational Diplomas Beauty Therapies Business & Tourism Childcare & Education Computing & IT Construction Trades: (Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Installation, Painting & Decorating, Plumbing) Creative Media Engineering Hairdressing & Barbering Health & Social Care Hospitality & Catering Motor Vehicle Music Technology Outdoor Activities Performing Arts including Musical Theatre Public Uniformed Services Sport (Rugby & Football pathways)

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Choosing the right course for you Finding the right course will ensure that you are successful at college and your next destination, and Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers a course for everyone. We offer academic excellence through our programme of A Levels taught at our Welsh and English Bridge Campuses and we offer vocational excellence at our London Road Campus, and at our English Bridge Campus for vocational art courses.

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 that requires A Levels. A Levels are two year courses with assessment through exams at the end of the two years. A Levels are mostly assessed by exams though some A Levels, such as Art subjects, include coursework. We offer the widest choice of A Levels in the county – you can choose from 35 A Levels as well as some BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas 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 or above at GCSE you may want to consider studying four A Levels to stretch yourself or to improve your chances of a place at a competitive university or on 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 one of the largest A Level providers 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. There are however a small number of subject combinations of which are not allowed by exam boards. 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.

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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, Fashion, or Photography. These courses are worth three A Levels, lead to university progression and are all taught at the English Bridge Campus. Art A Levels are: Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, and Textiles. If you decide to study an Extended Diploma in an Art subject you can also choose to study an A Level in a non Art subject. After you apply to study with us you will attend a one-to-one interview to discuss your choices to ensure that they best meet your strengths and plans for the future. Course Levels and entry requirements To study A Levels you need: •

5 GCSEs at grades 4 or above or equivalent

A grade 4 or above in English Language

Some subjects have additional entry requirements

If you do not achieve a grade 4 or above in Maths you will need to study GCSE Maths alongside your A Levels.


The Two Plus 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 Two Plus 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. (See page 57 for further details).

Vocational Courses These give you the knowledge, skills, work experience and qualifications to progress to a Higher Education course at university or college, an Apprenticeship or into full-time employment. They also provide employability skills that will give you a head start in your chosen career. Our vocational courses are almost all taught at our London Road Campus. Art vocational courses are taught at the English Bridge Campus. You will normally attend college up to four days a week. Depending on your GCSE achievement 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 qualifications as you 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 in some cases. You will need to have achieved the entry requirements for the course, typically four GCSEs at grades 4-9, though individual subjects have different specific requirements.

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Vocational courses in Hair, Beauty, Construction Trades, Fabrication and Welding, Engineering, Motor Vehicle, and Hospitality & Catering. Lead directly into employment and therefore you will start studying at either Level 1 or Level 2.

Preparation Routes A range of pre-entry programmes for young people needing more time to explore their options and develop Maths/English and communication skills. These routes prepare you for 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. (See page 114 for further details.)

Extended Work Placement Opportunity Over the next three years Level 3 vocational qualifications will be changing to include a compulsory extended work placement of 45 days. We can offer our students a range of these work placements so please tell us if you are interested. The benefits of this extended time with an employer could lead to opportunities for permanent employment or an Apprenticeship.

Maths and English

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

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A Level entry requirements To study A Levels you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4* or above including English Language. If you do not gain a grade 4 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. Each subject page also states the specific entry requirements.

You will need 5 grades at 4 or above including Maths, to study these subjects: Biology Chemistry Computer Science Business Studies – A Level and BTEC Economics

You will need 5 grades at 4 or above and additional specific entry requirements, to study these subjects: Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles: 4 or above 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. Applied Science BTEC: 4 or above in any Science or 4:4 or above in Combined Science Biology: 5 or above in Biology or 5:5 or above in Combined Science, 4 or above in Maths

Electronics

Chemistry: 5 or above in Chemistry or 5:5 or above in Combined Science, 5 or above in Maths

Further Mathematics

Computer Science: 5 or above in Maths

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Economics: 5 or above in Maths

Geology IT BTEC Mathematics Physical Education Physics

Electronics: 5 or above in Physics or 5:5 or above in Combined Science, 5 or above in Maths English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature: 4 or above in English Literature

Product Design

French, German and Spanish: 5 or above in the language to be studied or proven linguistic ability

Psychology

Geology: 4 or above in Chemistry or Physics or 4:4 or above in Combined Science

Statistics

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 or above in Maths Statistics: 5 or above in Maths

* For those applying from Welsh Schools this is a high C grade.

Further Maths: 7 or above in Maths Physical Education: 5 or above in Biology or 5:5 or above in Combined Science Physics: 5 or above in Physics or 5:5 or above in Combined Science, 5 or above in Maths Psychology: 4 or above in any Science or 4:4 or above in Combined Science

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Vocational entry requirements Level One A one year course offered within vocational skills subject areas. Often the starting point, regardless of previous academic qualifications and experience, in order 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 or an Apprenticeship.

Level Two Usually one year and suitable if you have achieved some GCSEs at grades 3-1 or have passed a Level 1 qualification. For some subjects this is the first level based on skill development. (See specific course pages for details.) Progress to Level 3 courses or an Apprenticeship.

Level Three Could be either A Level, Diploma, Subsidiary or Extended Diploma. Normally taken over two years and 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 are needed for some subject areas. However a Level 3 can be one year if it’s progression from Level 2 in trade and skill areas.

Level Four/Five Higher Education: HNC, HND, Degree or 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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How to apply A guide to starting a course with us Apply online from October 2018! We recommend you apply by Spring half-term to guarantee your course choice for A Levels, later applications are accepted dependent on course availability.

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Visit our website and come to an Open Evening or Advice Event 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. The College website has details of all events.

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See a show - Performing Arts, Music and Drama have shows throughout the year. Book a meal at Origins Restaurant, or have a treatment at the Hair & Beauty Salon.

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COLLEGE WHEN THEY WAS VERY USEFUL* *Student induction survey, November 2017

Experience Attend a Taster event (details are on our website) to get an idea of what you might enjoy.

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Apply for a course Apply via the course pages on our website - 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 Spring half-term as demand is high on certain courses. Applications after this date will be processed, however, some A Level courses might be full. If you are applying in September for courses starting that same year please ring the Admissions Team before applying. 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.

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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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A Level applications: Interviews for English and Welsh Bridge Campuses 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 8 to find out more about the range of qualifications available.

We will keep in touch by email and text and you will be invited to attend a Pre-Enrolment Event in July where you will meet other students and find out more about your programme. You will receive newsletters with information and updates.

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• 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.

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

Vocational applications: You will be invited to an interview session at London Road Campus or English Bridge Campus for Art, Fashion and Photography courses, so you can see the specialist facilities. 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. This is a good time to discuss any support requirements you may have and chat to Student Services about any financial or transport requirements. At the interview we will offer you a place depending on your actual or expected examination results. These sessions start in January and continue until September.

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Start your course Your course will begin with an induction programme. 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.

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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.

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ACADEMIC COURSES Applied Science: BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

 

Biology Business: A Level

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Computer Science

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Geography

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Health & Social Care BTEC

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History

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Law

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Mathematics

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Physical Education

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Academic Destinations 2018 This year 15 students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group are progressing to Oxbridge - 9 to the University of Oxford and 6 to the University of Cambridge.

Students from the class of 2014 who completed their degrees in 2017 excelled. Our students are more likely to gain First Class degrees than other sixth form college students or independent school students.

ACROSS ALL UNIVERSITIES:

RUSSELL GROUP UNIVERSITIES:

FIRST CLASS H ONOURS Average for all sixth form colleges was

FIRST CLASS H ONOURS Average for all sixth form colleges was

35% 37% GAINED GAINED 26%, and 27% for independent school sixth forms

30%, and 28% for independent school sixth forms

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Our 2018 A Level students have taken up places at the following universities: Top 10 Universities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

University of Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University Manchester Metropolitan University University of Chester Aberystwyth University

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University of Manchester Cardiff University Staffordshire University University of Birmingham Birmingham City University

Russell Group/Sutton Trust Universities: 171 students (34%) in 2018 progressed to Russell Group universities University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of Cambridge Cardiff University Durham University University of Edinburgh University of Exeter Imperial College London King’s College London University of Leeds University of Liverpool London School of Economics University of Manchester Newcastle University

University of Edinburgh

University of Nottingham University of Oxford Queen Mary University of London University of Sheffield

Newcastle University Durham University

University of Southampton University of Warwick University of York

University of York University of Leeds

Liverpool John Moores University

University of Liverpool

University of Manchester & Manchester Metropolitan University University of Sheffield

University of Chester University of Nottingham

Staffordshire University Aberystwyth University

University of Birmingham & Birmingham City University University of Warwick

University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

Cardiff University University of Bristol University of Exeter

University of Southampton

Imperial College London King’s College London London School of Economics Queen Mary University of London

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I had heard great reviews for the College from past and present students. Coming here meant I could be on the Two Plus programme and get my English GCSE so I can complete my A Levels. After college I would like to do a higher Apprenticeship in Engineering. Applied Science gives you a good understanding of the work environment in the science industry and I’ve really enjoyed learning about protein biosynthesis. Ben Beasley Applied Science BTEC, Business BTEC Previous school: Church Stretton School

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BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3)

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, and grade 4 or above in any Science or grade 4:4 in Combined Science.

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, and grade 4 or above in any Science or grade 4:4 in Combined Science.

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. It is often taken in conjunction with Health and Social care for students who wish to pursue careers in the health sector.

Course Content This qualification prepares you for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.

Learning methods include completing assignments, case studies and practical work, 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. Year 1 - Three mandatory units in the first year: • Fundamentals of Science

Units within the qualification cover areas of laboratory science, forensic science, medical science, environmental science and biological, chemical and physical science to provide a route to employment in the science industry or within organisations that use science. You can choose to study either medical science or forensic science. The course also enables progress to a higher education or other professional development programmes. Assessment This course is assessed by assignment work set regularly throughout the course including both theoretical, research and practical tasks.

• Working in the Science Industry • Scientific Practical Techniques Year 2 - Currently two choices are available. All students initially study a unit in genetics and genetic engineering which is common to both course choices before they specialise. Medical: you study the physiology of human body systems and the physiology of human regulation and reproduction. Forensics: you study criminal psychology and forensic evidence collection and analysis. Assessment This course is assessed by assignment work set regularly throughout the course including both theoretical, research and practical tasks.

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Progression in Applied Science: BTEC courses are designed to give you the confidence to apply your 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. Students may go onto study further or embark on careers such as nursing, sports science, biotechnology, forensic science, chemical analysis, laboratory technician or working in the chemical industry.


I chose Biology because it links up really well with my other chosen subjects and it will hold me in good stead for going to university to study paramedic sciences so that I can become a Paramedic. Heather Randles Biology, Chemistry and Geology Previous school: Mary Webb School

Biology Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, with grade 5 or above in Biology or grade 5:5 or above in Combined Science. This is an exciting and exacting subject that is delivered in an innovative and dynamic way. You will be part of a well-resourced and very successful department, where you will be guided and supported throughout the course. You will carry out a significant amount of practical work, including field work, which not only enriches understanding of the theory but will also develop your ability to design experiments, process data and carry out statistical tests.

Progression in Biology: A Level Biology is an excellent base for a university degree in healthcare, such as medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, dentistry or veterinary science, as well as the biological sciences, such as biochemistry, molecular biology or forensic science. Biology can also complement subjects such as sports science and psychology and the transferable skills you will learn, such as problem solving and the ability to analyse and evaluate are also useful for many other areas such as law.

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You even get to genetically modify bacteria so that they glow in the dark! Course Content Year 1 topics include: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Gas Exchange and Circulation in plants and animals, Disease and Immunity, Classification and Biodiversity. Year 2 topics include: Photosynthesis, Respiration, Homeostasis, Coordination in plants and animals, Ecology, Genetics, Evolution, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Assessment 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. Support is provided for those interested in applying for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Biomedical degrees. This includes: expert speakers, UCAS admissions support, UKCAT / BMAT preparation advice, university visits and work experience.

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Business is a very interactive course and has really helped with the you need to use in a business environment. I am going to university in Liverpool to do Business Management after College. Bethan Roberts Business, English Literature and Sociology Previous school: Priory School

Business BUSINESS

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BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3)

Ideal for students wanting to pursue a high-flying business career, or to complement other A Level courses. You are expected to learn a number of theoretical business models and to use a wide range of business calculations with confidence. We like our students to be independent, to show initiative and to study independently as they progress through the course.

Ideal for students who want to study business with a practical approach and who prefer assignment based activities rather than exams. The qualification is equal in size to one A level and is recognised by universities and employers, however it is worth checking with the university if you have a certain one in mind to progress to so that you know if they will accept the mixed A level and BTEC as entry requirements.

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and Maths. Course Content This course reflects what is happening right now in the world of business, both in the UK and internationally. We expect students to be aware of changes in the business environment and to have a passion for relating their theoretical learning to real businesses currently in the news. It covers a wide range of topics, including finance, human resource management, marketing, operational performance, strategy, culture, technology, ethics and management of change. The pace of learning is rapid and in Year 2 students should be able to bring together all their knowledge to tackle the essay questions and longer case studies in preparation for the exams. Assessment Three two hour written exams at the end of the second year, each worth one third of the marks.

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and Maths. Ideal for those with entrepreneurial ambitions who want to learn about marketing, finance and communications. Course Content The BTEC course consists of six units; Business Environment, Business Resources, Introduction to Marketing, Business Communication, Career Development and Developing Terms in Business which require you to use real business information to make recommendations. Lessons will be guided by teachers and assignments require independent work. You will need to research information and present your findings in written reports and oral presentations. Assessment This course is assessed by coursework set periodically throughout the course.

Progression in Business: Our 2018 leavers are pursuing a range of Higher Education courses, including degree courses in Business Management, Marketing, Accountancy and Law. Many national companies are offering fantastic Apprenticeship opportunities and a number of our students have been successful in securing highly sought-after training with businesses such as Dyke Yaxley (Accountancy), Capgemini (Degree Apprenticeship) and the Civil Service.

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You will enjoy additional activities including college enterprise activities such as the Tenner Challenge, employer visits e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, inspirational business speakers and relevant educational visits.


I really enjoy Chemistry and think it’s a great subject. I want to study Engineering at university and my Chemistry A Level will help. It is an exciting subject with loads of practical sessions. It allows you to investigate everyday things and discover how they work. Greg Maglione Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Further Maths Previous school: Belvidere School

Chemistry Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and grade 5 or above in Maths and Chemistry or grade 5:5 in Combined Science. 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.

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

Year 1 • Foundations in Chemistry • Periodic Table and Energy • Core Organic Chemistry • Practical Skills in Chemistry

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Year 2 • Physical Chemistry and the Transition Elements • Organic Chemistry and Analysis • Practical Skills in Chemistry It is recommended that you have followed higher tier maths as the mathematical demand is high and within A Level Chemistry 20% of the marks available for written examinations will be for assessing mathematics. This includes skills such as changing the subject of an equation, logarithmic functions, graphical analysis including calculating tangents to curves and visualising 3D shapes. Assessment 3 exams at the end of the 2 year course. Practical Endorsement in Chemistry. This is a non-exam assessment that involves keeping a folder of evidence of practical work carried out over the two years of the course to provide evidence of a range of practical skills.

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

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I didn’t do Classical Civilisation at GCSE, but it looked really interesting at the College open day. It is a great mix of English, Drama and History. I want to do Classics at Durham University. I came here because there were better subject choices, which were flexible. I feel more independent here and it is a nice step between school and university. I really enjoy looking at Greek comedy. Alice Butler Classical Civilisation, Music, Drama & Theatre and English Literature Previous school: Newtown High School

Classical Civilisation CLASSICAL CIVILISATION

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. This is very varied course, studying myths, literature, history, politics, art and architecture, philosophy and the way people lived in Greece and Rome. You should have an interest in Greek and Roman History and Society. It is unlikely that you will have studied any aspect of the Ancient World before so you do not need 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.

Assessment Three written exams: 2 hours 20 minutes for the module “World of the Hero” to include material on the myths and legends of Greece and Rome and a study of Homeric and Roman heroes 1 hour 45 minutes for the module “Imperial Image” to include visual and written material on the rule of the Emperor Augustus, his literature, history, art and architecture 1 hour 45 minutes for the module “Democracy and the Athenians” to include visual and written material on the history and politics of Athens in the C5 B.C.

Course Content The core themes that run through this subject are: • Society: relationships within the household, between the household and the wider community and between different communities • Myths: Heroes, villains, monsters • Religion: portrayal of gods, attitudes to gods and the role of religion • Values: concepts of heroism, honour, duty, virtue, justice and the good life

Progression in Classical Civilisation: 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.

• Politics and leadership: bases of power, attitudes to those in power, accountability of those in power, processes for making decisions and resolving disputes, plus attitudes to war and peace • History: a study of specific periods of Greek and Roman History. Many of our 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.

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Previous students have entered national competitions including Ancient World / Classic Essay at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Classical Civilisation has benefited from guest speakers from top universities including Oxford/ Cambridge and Prof. Edith Hall in March 2018.


I want to complete a Physics degree after college and the subjects that Shrewsbury Colleges Group offer will help me to achieve that. Computer Science will help with this, as a lot of programming is involved. It is really interesting to learn how computers work. Harry Warman Physics, Maths and Computer Science Previous school: Ercall Wood Technology College

Computer Science COMPUTER SCIENCE

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and grade 5 or above in Maths. This is a practical and challenging course designed for students who enjoy problem-solving, logic and “hands on” computer programming. Taught in well-equipped IT labs, students can expect their own dedicated PC in lessons, each with access to a range of visual programming languages. Course Content Topics include: Programming, writing and following algorithms, networks, encryption and cybersecurity, web technologies, e.g. JavaScript, HTML and CSS, Databases, Boolean algebra, Numbers, (including binary and floating point arithmetic) and Computational thinking. Students will be interested in finding out: • How can we improve cybersecurity in the 21st century? • Should I be worried about driverless cars or robots? • How does the computer understand the program I have written? • How does a computer add or multiply decimal numbers? Assessment 2 exams and coursework at the end of the 2 year course. Coursework is worth 20% of the final mark and involves writing a solution to a problem using visual and object-oriented techniques to prepare you for university courses and jobs in the IT industry.

Students are encouraged to attend the Villiers Park 'Inspiring Excellence in Computer Science' residential course.

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Progression in Computer Science: This course will prepare you thoroughly for Computer Science courses at university or for degree level computing Apprenticeships. 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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I love Drama and it is the field I want my future career to be in. A Level Drama is confidence building and eye opening and I have had a really great first year. I am looking into acting on stage and screen after College. My favourite thing this year has been learning Brecht techniques. Sophie Parker Drama & Theatre, Music and Film Studies Previous school: Idsall School

Drama & Theatre DRAMA & THEATRE

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. 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 worth 60% of the qualification, and with completion of a creative log and an evaluation report. The third component is exam based and is worth 40%.

Progression in Drama & Theatre: 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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You will have the opportunity to be part of MaDA (Music & Dramatic Arts) - an exciting programme of music and drama activities working with like-minded creative students and attend performances of some of the course's set texts. The New York trip includes a Broadway stage workshop and visiting iconic locations including NBC Studios to consider the realities of a career in show business.


Both my brothers came to Shrewsbury Colleges Group and really recommended it. I wanted more freedom at College, so this was the perfect choice. I enjoy studying how individual businesses work in Economics and I want to continue pursuing it at University level. Fred Furness Politics, History, Economics Previous school: Wrekin College

Economics Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, plus Maths at grade 5 or above. You will be interested in why economic events happen and be willing to follow current affairs.

Assessment Paper 1 Individuals, Firms, Markets and Market Failure 33.3% of A Level – includes the study of: • How prices are set for individual goods and services

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• How governments step in when the market fails to set an appropriate price for particular goods and services

Course Content • What caused the global financial crisis?

• Production levels, costs, revenues and profit for companies.

• Will government cutbacks affect economic growth? • Why do we worry about the price of oil and petrol?

Paper 2 The National and International Economy

• How much income tax should people pay?

33.3% of A Level – includes the study of:

• How do firms decide what prices to charge?

• Unemployment and Inflation

You will:

• Economic growth and development

• have the chance to attend courses and take part in competitions to boost your application to the top universities including Oxford and Cambridge

• Globalisation and trade

• experience lessons that relate to the real world and explain how economic theory relates to what you see on TV

Paper 3 Economic Principles and Issues

• learn how to analyse data, think critically about situations and make informed decisions

• Financial markets.

33.3% of A Level – synoptic assessment of all of the content.

• study an A Level which has been prepared in consultation with the top universities and employers.

Progression in Economics: Past students have attended the Villiers Park Inspiring 'Excellence in Economics' residential course. Students are encouraged to attend exam board revision conferences.

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Economics graduates are the highest-paid in the UK (Department of Education). Students continue to study 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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I do Electronics and Physics because they tie in really nicely together and will help me with an Apprenticeship in the future. I especially enjoy the practicals and building circuits, but there is also a good balance with theory work. Matthew Thomas Physics A Level, Electronics A Level and Extended Diploma Level 3 Computing Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

Electronics ELECTRONICS

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language with grade 5 in Maths and Physics or 5:5 or above in Combined Science. Electronics is an ideal subject if you like a blend of the practical and the theoretical and are confident carrying out calculations and using equations. 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 A Level Physics course. Course Content 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. 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 for 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. 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. Assessment Two exams: 2 hours 45 minutes each accounts for 80% of the qualification. This includes a mix of short answer and extended answer questions with some set in a practical context. Non-exam assessment is 20% of qualification, involving coursework tasks looking at System Design.

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Progression in Electronics: 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.

You can 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.


I came here because it was local to me and I enjoyed the pre-enrolment days which were well organised. English Language is a good A Level to have and it is super interesting to see how language has evolved and changed through time. The teachers are a great help and the resources are brilliant; there are plenty of text books. Alexander Tompkinson English Language, Law and Drama & Theatre Previous school: Mary Webb School

English

English Language and English Literature , English Language, English Literature

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and English Literature. 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. What do the different English courses offer? All three English courses will give you the flexibility to learn about what you enjoy most in the different coursework units offered.

English Language and English Literature

This course focuses on the similarities and differences between language as it is used in everyday life and language as it is used in fictional texts, between how people speak in reality and how characters speak on the page or stage. It provides the opportunity to understand the flexibility and power of language in both fictional and non-fictional texts, and it supports the development of a range of skills, including the technical analysis of language, creative writing, essay writing and independent research in the form of a coursework project on fiction and non-fiction texts of your choice.

particular, equips you with the independent research skills that are vital to success in Higher Education. The A Level course provides an excellent foundation for careers that demand a command of both spoken and written English, such as law, journalism, publishing, teaching and the media.

English Language

Language is one of the key features that define us as human beings, and on this course you will explore how it works: how we learn language from infancy, how we use it as a social tool, and how it has evolved over time – the origins of English, the various forms it has taken over the centuries, how it has spread across the globe and what it might look like in the future. You will also study the research of theorists linked to such areas of language as speech and gender, 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. It forms a good companion to A Levels in Psychology and Sociology, because there is a degree of crossover with the social sciences. If you are thinking of studying English at university, it is perfectly acceptable to take both English Language and English Literature.

An A Level in English Language and Literature will prove an asset if you are applying to study any degree course in humanities or social sciences, all of which place a premium on your powers of written expression. English can also be combined with a wide range of other courses at university. The Making Connections unit, in

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Please note: 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 A Level English Language and Literature and A Level English Literature, or A Level English Language and Literature and A Level English Language

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My English teacher is great. She is the reason I applied to read English at Oxford and she gave me lots of support with my application. I am now going to read English at University College, Oxford. Imogen Hayward History, English Literature and English Language Previous school: Charlton School

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English Literature

Studying English Literature involves studying arguably the world’s greatest literary heritage. You will study plays, poems and novels, and will explore a range of genres and time periods, from Shakespeare’s work in the 1500s-1600s to the present day. In this way you will gain an insight into both the history of writing in English and its continued vibrancy. If you enjoy reading literary texts, this course offers a great opportunity for you to broaden your horizons. 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 Cormac McCarthy, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Margaret Atwood and George 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. As the most traditional of the English A Level courses, English Literature is particularly prized by leading universities. 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.

THE STUDENT MAGAZINE ‘SIXTH SENSE’ IS PRODUCED WITHIN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AS AN ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY.

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Progression in English: 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. English offers increasing employability in a range of career areas, especially those that require developed communication skills. Students 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.

Trips include theatre trips to London, Manchester and Stratford-upon-Avon and international trips include a visit to battlefields in France, university taster days, residentials and creative writing workshops. These are all optional but highly recommended. 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 tuition, Oxford and Cambridge conferences, visits and contacts with our link staff, access to summer schools, application support and essay competitions, supra-curricular activities and access to free university level Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).


Film Studies has equipped me with various analytical skills which are particularly useful for essay writing. However, more importantly, it has taken me on a cinematic adventure, establishing a love and appreciation for film I previously didn’t possess. Matara Scott Film Studies, English Literature and Classical Civilisation Previous school: Lacon Childe School

Film Studies Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content You will 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 will have the opportunity to write a screenplay or shoot and edit a short film for your coursework assignment. 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 and be able to apply critical approaches to the analysis of films.

Progression in Film Studies: Provides a strong foundation for film studies and moving image production courses such as degrees in Film and TV Production and more practical qualifications such as HNDs. Alternatively it can be studied as a joint-degree with other subjects such as Media, English, History, Languages, etc.

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

Particular areas of focus will be: • 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 • narrative construction • the representation of cultures and societies in films • the technical skills involved in planning and producing. Assessment Two exams (2 hours each), to 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%).

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Art at Shrewsbury Colleges Group is so expansive, it’s not just all about portraiture. Your ideas can be endless and the teachers allow you to explore all forms. I really enjoy A Level Art, it’s something I do at College and a hobby for me at home. Rhianne Stubbs Art, Biology and English Literature Previous school: Priory School

Fine Art FINE ART

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and an Art and Design subject. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject should be able to demonstrate their interest and ability through a visual portfolio that may include a variety of media, as well as examples of observational drawing. Course Content We encourage all our students to challenge their habitual working methods by experimenting with various image-making techniques, media and materials. There will also be opportunities to see the work of artists through gallery visits, and you are encouraged to contextualise your own work through an understanding of historical and contemporary Fine Art practice. Year 1: Skill Building and Portfolio Development. You will experiment with a wide range of media and explore different areas within Fine Art, including Painting, Collage, Printmaking and 3D Construction, as well as developing a wide and varied approach to Drawing. Students are encouraged and taught good sketchbook practice, involving visual research, developing a thread of visual ideas and refining these down to a sophisticated final outcome. Year 2: Personal Investigation (Component 1) and External Set Assignment (Component 2). You will build on the knowledge and skills gained in Year 1 to develop work that demonstrates a more independent, personal and ambitious character. You must also produce a personal written investigation of up to 3000 words that will support your practical work. Assessment Personal investigation (Component 1) is 60% of the overall A Level grade. The remaining 40% will be derived from the Externally Set Assignment (Component 2), given in February with a period of research to develop ideas, followed by a 15 hour exam to produce a finished outcome.

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Progression in Fine Art: 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.

You will have the opportunity to attend “Create Your Future” UCAS Art and Design Convention in Manchester, to find out about all creative courses in the UK.


Geography is a really interesting subject and you can have fun studying it here. You get the independence to do your own field work, but the teachers will take the time to help you out if you need it. It’s so different to GCSE Geography, you look at things differently and experience more. Sam Emmerson Geography, Business BTEC and ICT BTEC Previous school: Mary Webb School

Geography Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths. Course Content Geographers are highly employable in a wide range of areas. This is because they deal with some of the big issues in today’s world, such as climate change, conflict, migration and inequality and also because of the range of valuable skills that they develop. We use a wide range of case studies from around the world including Japan, Haiti, California and Bolivia as well as some close to home. On this course you will study 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. You will develop important skills such as decision-making, literacy, research, numeracy, teamwork, IT skills and evaluation.

Progression in Geography: Many of our students progress to study Geography or a related subject in Higher Education. Others go on to relevant careers in areas such as the environment, planning and travel or wide ranging careers such as social services, charities, media, research and marketing.

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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 some of the places that we study. We invite experts to contribute. This has recently included advanced seminars with University Centre Shrewsbury and activists from the pressure group Global Justice, and a lecture on Iceland’s volcanic hazards from an international expert in the field from Staffordshire University. Assessment Three exams at the end of the second year of both short and longer answers. One exam is based on a resource booklet. The individual investigation based on fieldwork is worth 20% of the final mark.

Fieldwork includes day trips to the Welsh coast, Craven Arms and Birmingham, as well as other local activities.

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Geology is an interesting and captivating subject in all areas, I am especially interested in tectonics. You get to go on some great field trips like Blencathra in the Lake District. The enthusiasm of the teacher is infectious. I am hoping to go into the Navy once I have finished college. Bob Huntington Geology, Biology and Chemistry Previous school: Haberdashers' Adams School

Geology GEOLOGY

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and grade 4 or above in Chemistry or Physics or 4:4 or above in Combined Science. There is no requirement to have studied Geology at GCSE but you should have an interest in science, the natural world, the earth and enjoy 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. Assessment Practical assessments throughout the course and three exams at the end of the second year (one assessing practical skills).

Progression in Geology: Each year many of our students go on to study Geology at university leading to careers in hydro-geology, civil engineering, water, oil, gas, and mineral companies plus environmental management positions. Other areas include working in constructional engineering, mineral extraction, hydrology and town planning and can involve travelling the world.

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There will be at least four days of fieldwork, some of which will be local but with the possibility of a residential trip which may be abroad.


STUDENT SUCCESS

John is progressing to Christ Church College, University of Oxford to read Geology.

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.

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

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I like the exploratory ability to have the fixed starting point of a brief, but then to have free reign to discover and experiment. It’s creative freedom with a purpose. You’ve got the confidence to put something down and then see what comes of it and refine it. Jacob Deakin Graphic Communication, Music and Chemistry Previous school: Llanidloes High School

Graphic Communication GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and an Art and Design subject. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject must be able to demonstrate their interest and ability through a visual portfolio that may include a variety of media, as well as examples of observational drawing. Course Content Graphic Design is the study of printed messages and moving images; to persuade, intrigue, instruct, warn, and 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 • 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, advertising and branding and a multitude of other design skills. Year 2 • Self-initiated brief: Showing research skills, ideas and experimentation through visual communication methods includes a written, analytical, contextual element. Assessment Personal investigation (Component 1) is 60% of the overall A Level grade. The remaining 40% will be derived from the Externally Set Assignment (Component 2), given in February with a period of research to develop ideas, followed by a 15 hour exam to produce a finished outcome.

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

Design by Graphic Communication student Aidan Quigley.

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Optional trips include The New Designers Exhibition in London, a showcase of the best graduate design work and a trip to Berlin, the creative capital of Europe, to gain inspiration from workshops, studio and gallery visits.


I have completed two placements at Shortwood Primary School as part of my studies. This has helped me to decide on my future aim of becoming a Primary School Teacher. I enjoy Health & Social Care as it helps me balance out my workload. Katie Webb Health & Social Care BTEC, Sociology and Psychology Previous school: St Dominic’s School

Health & Social Care Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. 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 a valuable component of the course in both years. This makes the subject vital preparation for many relevant university courses by providing:

Progression in Health & Social Care: 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.

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3)

• Essential skills and knowledge for working in the field of health and social care or those associated with it • The 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 • Placement in a setting such as a hospital, school and / or social care are to be chosen and organised by the student. Assessment Assessment is by assignments marked internally. The large coursework component allows students to develop independent learning skills and spreads assessment evenly throughout the course. Criteria to work to in these assessments are clearly structured to ensure that all the grades are fully accessible and are designed to enable work to be presented in a variety of ways e.g. newspaper articles, essays, PowerPoint presentations and displays. A calendar of the assessments is provided to students ensuring they can plan and organise their time effectively.

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I really enjoyed learning modern history as it can be made applicable to news today. You pick up a useful skill set doing A Level History and the lessons are interactive and informative. The essay writing and critical thinking helped me with my application to Oxford University and I have accepted a place at Christ Church College, Oxford to study Philosophy. Clare Conroy History, French, Biology and Chemistry Previous school: Belvidere School

History HISTORY

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. You should have an interest in the world around you, different countries, societies and cultures and enjoy learning about people, how they interact, and what motivates them. 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 a historian. You’ll study ‘Britain transformed 1918-1997’ and ‘The USA 19551992: Conformity and Challenge’ in the first year and ‘The British Experience of Warfare c1790-1918’ and undertake 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 in History: Our 2018 leavers are pursing a range of Higher Education courses in Art History, Advertising, Business Management, Journalism, Law and English and Politics. Some students have been successful in securing highly sought after training such as Air Traffic Control with the RAF. 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 research, libraries, national / local government and the Civil Service.

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The department hosts visiting speakers such as First World War historian Professor Gary Sheffield and stages visits to local areas of interest.


You learn useful IT skills and good communication skills in this subject. The whole class is very supportive and has helped me maintain deadlines and kept me organised. I really enjoyed doing animation, it was adaptable to real world marketing. James Lee Economics, IT Multimedia and Games BTEC Previous school: Meole Brace School

IT Multimedia & Games IT MULTIMEDIA & GAMES

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths. Course Content BTEC IT develops practical skills such as learning to build a computer, game, writing a phone app and producing a computer animation. You might want to work as an IT professional, such as a Games Designer or Computer Technician or use your communication skills as a primary school teacher, helpdesk assistant or IT Trainer. • 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 phone app • Communication and Employability Skills - learn how to get a job in the IT Industry • Computer Systems – learn how to build and repair a computer and install and customise software. Assessment The two year course is 100% coursework. The large coursework component allows students to develop independent learning skills and spreads assessment evenly throughout the course. Criteria to work to in these assessments is structured to help students achieve and the majority of students gain the highest grade at the end of year 2.

Progression in IT Multimedia & Games: A wide range of opportunities includes: 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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Students are encouraged to attend the Villiers Park Inspiring Excellence in Computer Science residential course.

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I want to study Criminal Law at university and the A Level gives an insight into this, as well as a range of other areas of Law. Vanessa Godinho D’Mello Fine Art, History and Law Previous school: Overseas

Law LAW

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. 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 and 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 learn actual legal principles that can be applied to real life situations in both criminal and civil law. In criminal law you will learn about Assault, GBH and Wounding and, in civil law you will learn about negligence, claims for psychiatric harm and how contracts are formed. Year 2 You will study both criminal and civil law in more depth including the law on murder, manslaughter, theft, occupiers liability and breach of contract. You will also learn to make connections between law and related concepts e.g. justice and morality. Students will go on trips to local and national courts including a university visit to participate in a mock Supreme Court hearing.

Progression in Law: Students go on to study Law at university 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. Many previous students have achieved 1st or 2:1 Law degrees and commented how well prepared they were.

Opportunities to be involved in Mooting and Debating societies. In Year 1 students observe criminal trials in local courts. In Year 2 students visit The Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice to observe national cases. Local solicitors provide advice on routes into the legal profession and Worcester and Staffordshire University give insights into studying Law or a related subject at degree level.

Assessment Three 2 hour exams at the end of year two.

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I enjoyed Maths at GCSE and found it to be both a challenging and rewarding subject, so I wanted to continue that at A Level. After College, I want to go to university to study Maths or Economics. I also study Further Maths alongside and that really improves my mathematical proficiency and helps with my Maths A Level. Joe Thompson Further Mathematics, Economics and Mathematics Previous school: Belvidere School

Mathematics MATHEMATICS

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, and Maths at grade 7 or above. Course Content Mathematics is the science of pattern and structure. 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 is stimulating, enjoyable and challenging in its own right, but also provides excellent support for science subjects. 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.

Progression in Mathematics: 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. The majority of students progress to university studying a range of courses from Aerospace Engineering to Biomedical Science or Gaming Technology. Students who study the double option of Maths and Further Maths typically progress into Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Medicine.

The department also offers Further Maths and Statistics at A Level please see separate course pages. Please note that Further Maths AS Level is available as an additional course in year 2 for those students who wish to make competitive entries to Maths degree courses and need to extend their mathematical subject knowledge. Assessment The course is assessed by three external exams at the end of the two years.

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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.


Studying here has given me an even greater love of Maths because of the fantastic Maths department. The teachers are brilliant and I have access to all the resources I need. I got the opportunity to take part in the British Maths Olympiad and that really helped with my application to University. I am going to study Maths at St Johns College, Oxford University and I aspire to do academic research after that. Georgie Bumpus Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics and German Previous school: Meole Brace School

Further Mathematics Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and a grade 7 or above in Maths. 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 specification. It introduces new topics, such as matrices and complex numbers, which are vital in many Maths related degrees. It extends the applied topics by studying the algorithms which underpin modern technology as well as developing more advanced mechanics.

Progression in Further Mathematics: Students who study the double option of Maths and Further Maths typically progress to university studying Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Medicine.

FURTHER MATHEMATICS

GCE A Level

Please note that students must also choose A Level Mathematics to study alongside Further Mathematics. Consequently it is recommended that Further Maths is part of a four A Level programme at the College. Assessment The course is assessed by external exams at the end of the two years.

Support is provided to prepare for admission tests for competitive entry courses in Maths such as STEP as well as practice interviews for Oxford and Cambridge applications. Each year some students will attend summer schools for Maths at university.

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Media Studies is my favourite subject and I want to go into film production after College. I really enjoyed making my own music videos. George Graves Film Studies, Media Studies and ICT BTEC Previous school: Priory School

Media Studies MEDIA STUDIES

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content You will research and analyse a range of texts from television, cinema and video games, the Press and Broadcast news, radio, television and cinema. You will 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. Assessment Two exams (2 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 cross-media products in response to a particular brief, with a written statement of intent to explain their decisions and choices (30% of total assessment.)

Design by Media Studies student Amelia Hammond.

Progression in Media Studies: Many of our students progress to Media Studies or related courses in Higher Education such as degrees in Television, Radio or Digital Media Production and more practical qualifications such as HNDs. It can also be studied as a joint degrees with subjects such as English, History and Languages. There are a wide range of theoretical and practical courses in this growth area.

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

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The College offered me the freedom I wanted as I couldn’t study German at my previous school’s sixth form. I want to study French and German at university and go into diplomatic service after that, so languages are very important for me. I enjoy the depth we go into in each language and because the classes are smaller you can dive into more issues with your teachers and peers. Brad Jones German, French, History and Politics Previous school: William Brookes

Modern Languages French, German, Spanish

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. You should have grade 5 or above in the language to be studied or proven linguistic ability. Course Content The ability to communicate in a foreign language is a very valuable asset in an increasingly globalised world. Studying French, German or Spanish 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. A language can be combined with almost any other subject at university and language graduates are sought after within many areas of employment. You will improve all the language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through a variety of classroom-based and independent learning activities whilst acquiring a thorough understanding of the grammar of the language. Themes will include topics of social, cultural, political or artistic importance to the country. The course will also include the study of a film and a work of literature. 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 country or countries where the language is spoken. During the course you will have the opportunity to practice your language skills with a nativespeaking assistant. Assessment A final exam 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.

Opportunities for students of A Level languages include an exchange trip to the Champagne region of France and study visits to Berlin and Madrid.

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Progression in Modern Languages: The majority of language students go to university and some choose to study a language to degree level, often in combination with other subjects such as Law, History or Business, and some use their language skills to work abroad. A small percentage progress directly into employment. One of last year’s students, who had studied two languages at A Level, found a job immediately after leaving College in a local company dealing with international recruitment.

MODERN LANGUAGES - FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH

GCE A Level

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I am thankful for the excellent music teaching I have received, both at the College and from my instrumental teachers. I am going to study Music at Cambridge University and am excited to continue expanding my musical knowledge. I feel very privileged to be going to such a prestigious university! Sophie Iddles Music, History and Geography Previous school: Priory School

Music MUSIC

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. You must be able to play an instrument or sing to grade 4 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. Course Content The course involves performing, composing, listening to and analysing music. You will improve your skills as a performer and composer studying both ‘classical’ and ‘popular’ styles of music. You will listen to and analyse a wide variety of music, developing a more informed appreciation of how, and why, it was written. Examples of the music you will study: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Abba, Stevie Wonder, 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 to become a better musician. In class we will analyse set and sample works, teach you a composition technique to try at home, or practice theory and listening exercises. You must be able to understand standard music notation. Assessment Performing – 25% Performance to a visiting examiner Composing – 25% Two ‘original’ compositions Specialism – 10% (Composition or Performance) Appraising – 40% Based on a written exam at the end of the course.

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

Students taking Music A Level are eligible for a £100 music bursary per term to support their instrumental or vocal tuition. You will be part of our exciting programme of musical and drama activities ‘MaDA’ working with like-minded creative students. Visiting a Broadway show as part of the New York trip is an opportunity for you to consider and discuss the music industry both on stage and behind the scenes.


I came here because it offered the subject choices that I wanted. Photography is something that I have always loved doing. It helps with your confidence as you are often approaching people to get the best shot. I am really looking forward to the trip to New York that they take every year, it will be amazing. After College I want to go to University to do Events Management and I will use my Photography A Level skills to get great event photos. Meg Chandler Photography, Music and Business Previous school: Church Stretton School

Photography End Of Year Show

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and an Art and Design subject. 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.

All second year students on the creative A Level and vocational courses will have their work exhibited in the end of year show. There is a private view and then it is open to the public for a week and is a spectacular end to the course.

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. 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. Assessment • Self-initiated Brief. You will undertake a personal area of investigation under supervision. Exploratory work is undertaken and images are generated through theoretical and practical approaches towards a final body of images. The 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 and contextual element and is worth 60% of the course grade. • Coursework and Exam Period. Choose one title from a selection of project briefs set by the exam board. This major project encompasses elements of research, analysis and practical development over a period of ten weeks. After the initial period of research to develop your ideas, a 15 hour exam period will follow to produce a finished outcome. Emphasis is placed on experimentation and development of ideas. This component is worth 40% of the course grade.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

GCE A Level

Progression in Photography: 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.

You will have the opportunity to attend “Create Your Future”, a UCAS Convention in Manchester to find out about creative courses in the UK. We also run trips for the first years to the German Christmas Market in Birmingham in December, to New York (with Film, Media, Music and Performance) in July and for the second years to Rome around February. New York provides a rich back drop for photography and visiting The Museum of Modern Art will increase your contextual understanding of the art form, viewing works by renowned photographers with a variety of styles and concepts. You will also visit iconic landmarks such as Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero and Central Park.

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My sister came here and loved it – she gave it rave reviews, so that peaked my interest. PE was my best subject at school, so it was logical to carry on at A Level. You learn things you’d never expect like the History of physical activities. I’ve enjoyed learning about biology in PE and I’ve also learnt loads of great life lessons at this College. April Neale PE, English Language and Psychology Previous school: Priory School

Physical Education PHYSICAL EDUCATION

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, plus grade 5 in Biology or 5:5 in Combined Science. Course Content This course will appeal to you if you enjoy sport and want to know about human psychology, human physiology and the role of sport in society today. Theory lessons look at how the body reacts to exercise, how the brain controls the body and the social reasons for 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. There are close links with a range of subjects, usually A Level Biology, Psychology, Maths and Geography. However, many of our students take a diverse range of subjects alongside PE, because of its broad focus across sport and physical activity. 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. Using the London Road Campus and the acquiring of a number of high quality cameras, there is every opportunity to collect high quality video evidence which can also assist you in achieving promising marks. Assessment Two written exams at the end of two years, worth 70%, a performance assessment and two pieces of coursework including a practical assessment in a sport of your choice, worth 30%.

There is an extensive recreational sports programme including sports teams in football, rugby, hockey and netball. There are also various extra curricular sports clubs, with more of a recreational focus such as badminton, volleyball and the tennis academy.

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Progression in Physical Education: You will be well prepared for university and degree courses such as; BSc or BA in Sports Studies, Sports Science, Recreation & Leisure studies, PE teaching and Physiotherapy. You will also have the necessary skills for employment, such as: Health and Fitness business, Armed Forces (PTI), Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sports Administration, Event Management or Sports Journalism and Media.


Doing Physics at A Level confirmed to me that I wanted to continue it at university. It is a challenging subject, however all the hard work is worth it and very rewarding. Phoebe Mathieu Venables Physics, Chemistry and Maths Previous school: Bishops Castle Community College

Physics Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language, with grade 5 or above in Maths and Physics or grade 5:5 or above in Combined Science. 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 themes 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 mind-blowing 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.

Progression in Physics: A Physics A Level is beneficial 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

GCE A Level

Physics graduates are highly valued for their problemsolving and numeracy. Many go on to pursue careers in 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.

Assessment Three exams at the end of the two year course. Practical Endorsement in Physics. 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.

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 and will help you make an informed decision about your future studies and career.

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I’m interested in Law and how the government works and I want to join the police after College, so Politics was a great A Level for me to do. I enjoy learning about how voting behaviours have changed through time. Politics is a rewarding subject that can be frequently used in your everyday life. Benjamin Emmerson Politics, Law and Religious Studies Previous school: Priory School

Politics POLITICS

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.

Progression in Politics:

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

Employment opportunities include: Work with Members of Parliament, Journalism, local and central government, and Law, amongst others.

Course Content Politics is about the conflict that results from different interests and needs in society, and different attitudes about 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 way civil rights and liberties are protected and how effective they are. Comparative Politics (UK and the USA) - You will compare and contrast the US and UK systems of government in terms of principles and effects. You will study the nature and ideals of the two main US parties, as well as their decentralised structure and divisions; the influence of US interest groups, how presidential candidates are selected, the impact of the Electoral College system, factors behind US voting behaviours, and the influence of media and money. You will also look at the struggle to protect civil rights in the US. Assessment Three exams, each worth one third of total mark: • • •

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UK Politics and core political ideas UK Government and non-core political ideas Comparative politics with the USA

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Students pursue many different courses at degree level with Politics, Law and History being the most popular.


I took Product Design at A Level because I was inspired by my GCSE teacher. I really enjoy how hands on the subject is and using the computers to bring your designs to life. You can explore your creative side in a relaxed environment. Beth Knight Product Design, Media Studies and Music Previous school: Belvidere School

Product Design Progression in Product Design:

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Many students go on to study for degrees in Product Design, Industrial Design, Design Engineering, Architecture and Engineering disciplines and employment in the Creative, Engineering and Manufacturing disciplines. A number of students have moved to Apprenticeships in engineering.

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 functional products, and in doing so strengthen your critical thinking and problem solving skills. You will develop your creativity and technical expertise to turn your ideas into real, marketable products. Over the two 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.

PRODUCT DESIGN

GCE A Level

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 ‘Iterative Design Project’, which makes up 50% of your A Level, requires you to undertake a substantial project focussed 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. Assessment In addition to the ‘Iterative Design Project’ in Year 2 there are two written exams that make up 50% of the course.

Students have the opportunity to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme which links teams of students with local industries to work on real engineering and technological problems. This six month scheme provides you with in-depth experience and will help you make an informed decision about your future studies and career.

Located at English Bridge Campus

Design by Cordelia Walker.

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The Rotary Young Person’s Award for Design and Innovation 2017 is a competition to give students from all over the West Midlands the opportunity to showcase their design and technology coursework. Connor Phillips, aged 18, from Llanfyllin in Powys, entered the Rotary Club Young Innovator competition in July and won first place in the West Midlands Regional final. Connor studied A Levels in Product Design and Film Studies and BTEC Applied Science, and heard about the competition through the College. Connor said:

I had to design a display board to show the processes I used to build my product and talk about it. I showcased my Modular Media Unit to a variety of judges and to members of the public. My project incorporated mood lighting and a Bluetooth speaker to use as a coffee table.

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Psychology is my favourite subject. I love how interesting it is and it really gives you a greater understanding of human nature. I want to study Psychology at university and hopefully become a detective. Daisy Llewellyn Psychology, Law and Sociology Previous school: Priory School

Psychology Progression in Psychology:

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language, with grade 4 or above in and Science or grade 4:4 or above in Combined Science and grade 4 or above in Maths. Course Content Psychology can be defined as the scientific study of human behaviour and on this course 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:

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, the Police and Business.

PSYCHOLOGY

GCE A Level

• Are criminals born or made? • How and why do memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s occur? • Do you think that our behaviour is shaped by our environment or is it a product of our biology? Year 1 you will research psychological phenomena such as memory, obedience and addiction, as well as gaining an understanding of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. 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. Assessment Examination papers include a range of short and extended answer questions and there are three papers at the end of the two year course.

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Trips include a visit to the Criminology Conference to gain an understanding of contemporary research in Criminology with the opportunity to meet a convicted offender to question whether prison is a useful deterrent for crime. Workshops at Chester Zoo help to consider how psychological theory is used to manage and train animals.

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Shrewsbury Colleges Group looked good and offered interesting subjects, like Religious Studies. I have really enjoyed learning about the old philosophers like Aristotle. I am considering studying Theology at university after College and everything I’ve learnt this year in Religious Studies will help. Tabitha Carter Religious Studies, Biology and Psychology Previous school: Idsall School

Religious Studies RELIGIOUS STUDIES

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content Religious Studies at A Level is 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. Engaging 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, evaluative essay writing, and learn how to identify the strengths and weaknesses of other people’s arguments. Philosophy of Religion: The ideas of the ancient Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle; Arguments for the existence of God; the Design, Cosmological and Ontological arguments; The Problem of Evil; and Religious Experience. Ethics: you will learn and explore four different (religious and nonreligious) ethical theories and apply these to different ethical issues. In Year 2 you will examine religious language and the development of ethical thought. Developments in Christian Thought: If you think you know what Christianity is, then this aspect of the course (whether you are a Christian or an atheist) will make you think again. You will explore Christian 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. In Year 2 you will examine philosophical and political secularism and whether Christianity has any relevance in today’s modern society. Assessment Three exams at the end of two years, in each exam you need to write three essays based upon the material that you have studied.

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Progression in Religious Studies: Increasingly, universities and employers are recognising the importance of the skills gained studying Religious Studies A Level and their relevance to many degree courses and job roles .


I thought Sociology A Level sounded really interesting. I want to go into Nursing after College and it will really help me achieve that. I enjoyed learning about sociological methods. Sociology helps you to have an open mind and see things from different perspectives. Chloe Baker Sociology, Applied Science BTEC and Health & Social Care BTEC Previous school: Church Stretton School

Sociology SOCIOLOGY

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. 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 will develop a thorough understanding of sociological research methodology, gain knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods of research, practical and ethical issues in the research process. Also the evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research techniques, including surveys, interviews and various types of observations. Assessment Three exams at the end of the second year, consisting of some short questions, structured responses and essays.

Progression in Sociology: Includes degrees in Social Sciences, Law, Journalism, and the caring professions and most careers which involve working with people.

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Trips include attending Equality and Diversity workshops to question the impact of diversity on individuals within society (e.g. domestic violence support workers and LGBT groups) and a crime conference to gain an understanding of contemporary research in criminology through questioning offenders about reasons for crime and re-offence.

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My local college didn’t give me the choice of subjects that I wanted to study at A Level but here there are no timetable restrictions. I really love statistics as you can apply so many of the methods you learn to every day situations. Archie Jones Statistics, Business and Economics Previous school: Newtown High School

Statistics STATISTICS

GCE A Level Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths at grade 5 or above. Course Content Statistics have a pervasive effect on the world around us being an essential tool in a wide range of contexts such as: modelling the spread of epidemics, calculating the chance of inheriting genetic conditions, determining the success or failure of medical trials, predicting weather patterns, calculating insurance premiums, informing political marketing campaigns, assessing quality control in manufacturing, forecasting economic patterns in the stock market, and the list goes on‌ You could argue that our society would not function without its statisticians! A Level Statistics builds on, and vastly extends, the work on data analysis covered in GCSE Mathematics. The course focuses on using and interpreting data in real-world contexts. The emphasis is on drawing conclusions using a wide variety of statistical techniques including estimation, probability models and hypothesis testing. Statistics will appeal to those who want to study a numerate subject but who don’t want to study lots of algebra and pure maths. It develops an understanding of statistical models and techniques which can be applied to realistic contexts and is particularly useful for supporting study in Biology, Geography and Psychology. Assessment Three two hour papers at the end of two years: data and probability, statistical inference and statistics in practice.

Students applying for medicine can access support in preparing for medical admissions tests which are organised by The Agency at College.

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Progression in Statistics: 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 particularly useful to support degrees in Medicine, Biology, Psychology, Sociology and Geography.


The College had all the subjects I wanted and I really enjoy Textiles. Studying it at A Level teaches you so many new skills. The teacher creates an environment where you can truly explore textiles and you always get the support you need. My favourite skill to learn was free hand stitching on the machine – I could be so expressive and free with it. Emily Cooper Music, Psychology and Textiles Previous school: Charlton School

Textiles Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and an Art & Design subject. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject must be able to demonstrate interest and ability through a visual portfolio that may include work in a variety of media, as well as observational drawing.

Assessment Personal investigation (Component 1) is 60% of the overall A Level grade. The remaining 40% will be derived from the Externally Set Assignment (Component 2), given in February with a period of research to develop ideas, followed by a 15 hour exam to produce a finished textile outcome.

If you have an interest in colour, pattern, shape, form, texture and decoration then this will provide an excellent basis 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 1: Skill Building and Portfolio Development. 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 as well as using specialist textile equipment. You will be challenged to experiment with textile media such as machine embroidery, fabric manipulation, knit, crochet, weaving, hand stitch, appliquĂŠ, 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.

TEXTILES

GCE A Level

Progression in Textiles: Art Foundation or direct entry onto degree courses including, Fashion and Textile Design, Fashion Promotion and Marketing, Costume and Theatre Design and Interior Design.

You will have the opportunity to go on research trips including visits to the V&A, Textile Fashion Museum, Manchester Costume Gallery, Pitt Rivers Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Degree Shows.

Year 2: Personal Investigation (Component 1) and External Set Assignment (Component 2). You will build on knowledge and skills learnt in Year 1 and work with a more independent and personal approach. You must also produce a personal written investigation of up to 3,000 words that will support your practical textile work.

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I didn’t have enough GCSE grades to study A Levels straight away, so took the option of the Two Plus Programme. After completion I was able to progress to A Levels where I have been successful. Two Plus is a great opportunity and if you work hard, it can really pay off. Steven Scull BTEC Business, BTEC Creative Media, English GCSE Progressed to A Level Fine Art, Graphic Communication, BTEC Business, Extended Project Qualification Previous school: Lakelands School

Two Plus Programme TWO PLUS PROGRAMME

Entry Requirements You will typically have a selection of GCSEs in the grade range 2 to 5, though individual circumstances will be taken into account. This is a one year programme. Course Content You will choose four subjects from the list below (three if you already have a grade 4 in both Maths and English Language). The BTEC courses are studied at Level 2 and are the equivalent of one GCSE at grade 4 or above. • Maths (compulsory if a minimum of grade 4 not yet achieved) • English Language (compulsory if a minimum of grade 4 not yet achieved) • Applied Science BTEC Award • Health and Social Care BTEC Award • Creative Media BTEC Award • Business (Retail) BTEC Award The study skills programme is designed to support you in the transition to study in a college environment and prepare you for your next steps. You will receive support and mentoring with your subject work as well as developing generic study skills. The Tutorial Programme will consist of group sessions and 1:1 meetings with a Tutor. This member of staff will oversee progress and provide support throughout the Two Plus year. You will also be expected to participate in at least one Enrichment activity in College. This choice is made at Enrolment and includes options such as Work Experience, Volunteering, Sport and Music. Assessment You will be assessed mainly by end of year exams in the GCSE subjects and predominantly by continuous assessment via coursework in the BTEC Award qualifications.

Located at English & Welsh Bridge Campus

Progression in Two Plus programme... This Study Programme can be used as a basis for progression into A Level / BTEC Level 3 study programmes, Apprenticeships or Employment. Students who left this year: •

66% progressed to an A Level programme

24% progressed to an Extended Diploma

7% went on to an Apprenticeship

3% gained employment

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VOCATIONAL COURSES Art & Design, Fashion &  Photography  62-65 Beauty Therapies Business & Tourism

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Where our students go...Destinations in 2018 Students completing a vocational diploma progressed to a range of courses at university...

BUSINESS Agri-Business / Business Management / Business Studies / International Business with Japanese / Marketing

CONSTRUCTION / ENGINEERING Automotive Engineering / Civil Engineering / Construction Project Management / Mechanical Engineering

SPORT Football Coaching and Management (UCFB) / Science and Football / Sport and Exercise Psychology / Sport and Exercise Science / Sport Coaching / Sport Performance Analysis / Sport Rehabilitation / Sports Therapy

COMPUTING / SCIENCE

CREATIVE ARTS Animation / Art and Design & Illustration / Fashion Design / Fashion Pattern Cutting / Fashion Promotion / Fine Art / Games Art and Design / Garment Technology / Graphic Design / Illustration and Visual Media / Illustration with Animation

FILM / MEDIA / MUSIC Live Sound Production / Cartoon and Comic Arts / Creative Advertising / Film and Television Studies / Drama and Theatre Studies / Media (Film) Production / Music / Music Production and Performance / Musical Theatre / Performing Arts / Photojournalism / Song writing / Sound Engineering and Production / Studio and Live Music Production

Computer Games Design / Computer Networks and Security / Computing Science

NURSING / HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE / TEACHING Children’s Nursing / Mental Health Nursing / Midwifery / Nursing Practice (Adult) / Nursing Practice (Child) / Nursing Practice (Mental Health) / Paramedic Science / Physiotherapy / Primary Education / Social Work / Speech and Language Therapy / Teaching, Learning and Child Development

HUMANITIES / SOCIAL SCIENCE / LAW History / International Politics and Intelligence Studies / International Studies / Law / Modern Languages and Translation / Policing Studies / Psychology / Sociology with Social Psychology

Of the known destinations of students completing Level 3 diploma courses

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other (Gap year / travelling, looking for work, volunteering)

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Our 2018 Vocational Students have taken up places at the following universities / Higher Education Institutions:

University of Cumbria University of York

University of Central Lancashire & Lancaster University Edge Hill University University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University & Liverpool John Moores University Deeside College University of Chester Glyndwr University

Harper Adams University Shrewsbury Colleges Group University of Aberystwyth University Wolverhampton

University of Worcester

Swansea University Cardiff University & Cardiff Metropolitan University University of the West of England

Leeds Beckett University Manchester Metropolitan University & University of Salford Sheffield Hallam University

University of Derby Keele University

University of Lincoln Nottingham Trent University

Staffordshire University Loughborough University University of Buckingham & Buckinghamshire New Anglia Ruskin University University Aston University, Birmingham City University

De Montfort University

Kingston University Middlesex University Ravensbourne University London University of the Arts, London University of Roehampton University of West London

Falmouth University

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Art is the subject that I felt most passionate about and I wanted to study it as a vocational course because I felt A Levels were not for me. I work on art whenever I can, at College and at home. I especially love working with charcoal and I was given the freedom to use this medium often. Georgia Hudson Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design Previous school: Priory School

Art & Design, Fashion and Photography ART & DESIGN, FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHY

By studying an 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. You can choose from Extended Diplomas in Art & Design, Fashion or Photography. 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 show provides an opportunity to display your professional standard ‘collection’ to the public. Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 2 years

Entry Requirements A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including Art or English.

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 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.

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Over 50 students took part in a design competition creating new print designs for AGA cookware collection. AGA designers visited the college in March to view and appraise the designs. Josh Bloomfield, Thomas Harrill, Georgia Hudson and Karolina Wysocka were shortlisted, with Georgia Hudson’s design, ‘Blackthorn Winter’ finally being chosen to be turned into products that will be sold nationwide online and in-store (aprons, oven gloves, heat pads and more.)

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Course Content Includes assignments in a range of disciplines e.g. fine art, photography, graphic design, 3D design, and textiles, whilst developing your drawing skills and undertaking 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.

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Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: HNC/HND in Game Design & Production, HNC/HND in Fashion & Textiles, HNC/HND in Performing Arts or HNC/ HND in Photography.


Progression in 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 to study Fashion Buying, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Design, Fashion and Textiles or 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.

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Fashion Design Assistant

£14,000 - £23,000

Pattern Cutter

£15,000 - £40,000

Fashion Designer

£25,000+

Retail Buyer

£35,000+

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I have enjoyed the course so much I am going to progress to do the HNC Fashion course here next year. I feel like the College is a good stepping stone for me as I am not yet ready to study away at University. I also want to do the HNC here because the tutors are so supportive and I like the environment. I want to go on to do Fashion Marketing. Haydn Dahiya Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles Previous school: Charlton School

Art & Design, Fashion and Photography ART & DESIGN, FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles 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. 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 visit appropriate galleries and fashion shows.

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.

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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Progression in Art & Design... 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.

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Photographer

£14,000 - £50,000

Art editor

£18,000 - £40,000

You could move on to be an: £18,000 - £100,000

Art therapist

£26,000 - £48,000

ART & DESIGN, FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Advertising Art Director

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Course Length 1 year 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 grade 4 (grade C) or above in English and Maths. Relevant experience will be considered for students aged 21+. 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 Show, open to the public. Each year students enjoy a residential ‘contextual studies’ visit to Paris.

Design by Josh Bloomfield.

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I really enjoyed working on clients in College, performing massage with pre blended Aromatherapy oils and hot stones. I gained my position at Albrighton Hall spa in the second year of my course and I felt the course prepared me for employment. Caitlin Morton Level 3 Beauty Therapy Previous school: Grove School, Market Drayton

Beauty Therapies BEAUTY THERAPIES

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, cross-college events and in the community. Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Nail Treatments and Cosmetic make up

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 and above, preferably English and Maths.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

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 make-up, 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 for clients in our Training Academy and develop your customer service skills. You will work within a commercial environment and work to industry standard time frames.

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, eye lash / brow tinting and eye lash lift, day, evening and special occasion make-up applications, and nail art services.

i Evolve hair and beauty salon is a unique opportunity for students to work alongside professional therapists with clients.

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BEAUTY THERAPIES

Progression in Beauty Therapies: Career opportunities include: working as a Beautician in a salon or as a Mobile Therapist, running your own business employing and training others, working in department stores, as a Makeup Artist, on airlines, as a product representative, in sales and retail and education.

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Beautician

£12,000 - £15,000

Nail Technician

£12,500 - £25,000

You could move on to be a: Beauty Consultant

£18,000 - £25,000

Senior Therapist

£18,000 - £30,000

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Apprenticeships Level 2 and 3 in Beauty Therapy.

Students who have studied here have: Gained work on prestigious Steiner cruise liners (after five weeks of intensive training in their London academy), started their own successful hair, beauty and therapies businesses and gained employment in local salons.

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I decided to come here because it’s a good, local college. I enjoy learning about the calming massage techniques and the spa treatments. There is full tutor support and good groups of students. I currently work part-time at Renew Hair and Beauty in Dorrington - where I will work full-time when I qualify. Gemma Lee Level 3 Diploma Massage Therapies Previous school: City of Wolverhampton College

Beauty Therapies BEAUTY THERAPIES

Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques

Level 3 Diploma Massage Therapies

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements This is a commercially recognised qualification. You must have three GCSEs at grade 4 or above preferably in Maths, English and/ or Science and a Level 2 beauty qualification or relevant academic 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.

Entry Requirements This is a commercially recognised qualification. 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 or an equivalent Beauty qualification and good communication and personal presentation skills. A grade 4 in English and Maths will allow you to start on the Extended Diploma.

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.

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 of the face and body systems, promotion of products and services and effective running of a business.

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 grades 9-4 in both English and Maths. This will allow you to gain additional skills within the industry.

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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. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed. 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.

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Hair

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The contemporary, state-of-theart facilities are part of the ÂŁ15m redevelopment work undertaken on the London Road Campus. We offer industry-standard 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 whilst still being overseen by professional and experienced teachers. We offer all of the treatments you would expect from a professional salon from facials and waxing to perming and colouring.

BEAUTY THERAPIES

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. The service I receive is first class. The staff and students are so helpful and I am always happy with my hair. I would not go anywhere else. Mrs Ward, Client at the Hair & Beauty Training Academy

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Level 3 Extended Amanda Conner Diploma in Business Previous school:&Meole Brace School Level 2 Painting Decorating Previous school: Sutherland School, Telford

Business and Tourism BUSINESS AND TOURISM

Whether you are interested in working in Business, Marketing, Events Management, Finance, 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 and projects.

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 3 or above, preferably, including English and Maths. 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.

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and Maths or a Merit grade in a business-related Level 2 course. 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. Throughout the course there are opportunities to gain work experience with numerous local businesses.

i Students get involved in various business activities. This includes competitions run in partnership with Shrewsbury Town Football Club and students have the opportunity to set up and run their own business by participating in the Young Enterprise Awards. Visits include theme parks, Liverpool, Wolverhampton Law court, Caterpillar and Jaguar Landrover.

This year students have hosted a wide range of events including a black tie ball, charity dinners, quizzes, sporting competitions and a brass band event.

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

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Previous students have progressed to university, gained Apprenticeships and employment with companies including Jaguar Land Rover and Caterpillar. 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

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 English and Maths 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 Interview.

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group:

Can lead to employment such as: • Finance and Accounting • Marketing & Public Relations • Event Planning • Administration • Business Management • Human Resources • Tour Operator

BUSINESS AND TOURISM

Progression in Business and Tourism:

Career options & National Starting Averages include: HR Assistant

£16,000 - £22,000

Administration Officer

£16,000 - £18,000

Marketing & Communications

£18,000 - £25,000

Finance Assistant

£18,000 - £20,000

You could move on to be a: Office Manager

£22,000 - £35,000

Sales Manager

£24,000 - £35,000

Events Manager

£30,000 - £40,000

Finance Manager

£30,000 - £50,000

HR Manager

£30,000 - £50,000

HND Business.

Apprenticeships Business Administration, Customer Service and Management.

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Previous school: Sutherland School, Telford Libby Barrett Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education Previous school: Meole Brace School

Business Childcareand & Education Tourism CHILDCARE & EDUCATION

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. Level 1 Diploma in Health, Social Care & Children & Young People’s Setting 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 techniques, for example, you might be involved in producing an assessed portfolio, doing written assignments, or creating assessed visual work.

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Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: Foundation Degrees in Children, Young People & Communities, Early Childhood Studies and Counselling Theory and Practice.

Level 2 Diploma in Playwork Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements You need to have 4 GCSEs at grade 3 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 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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Progression in Childcare and Education:

Career options & National Starting Averages include:

Apprenticeships Childcare and Health & Social Care.

Level 2 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 3 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 develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of caring for and supporting the learning and development of children from birth to 11 years and 11 months. You will study six 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 one 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.

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

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

CHILDCARE & EDUCATION

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.

Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements You must have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade 4 or above and at least three 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 are kept 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 from birth to five years in the Early Years Foundation stage. The course involves placement days.

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.

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

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Business Computing and & IT Tourism 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. Technology is used in every corner of society and the skills you acquire on our courses can be applied to many jobs in a wide range of sectors. You will study a variety of specialist subjects including installing IT, computer systems, using IT to control systems, programming, web development, networking, digital graphics and games development.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT with Games Development

Level 2 Diploma IT Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements You need two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including English or Maths. Course Content This hands-on course will introduce you to a variety of IT subjects that will allow you to understand how IT is used in industry. You will discover how a computer works, how to set up an IT network and how to create your own website. 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.

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 This 3 A level equivalent Diploma includes a wide range of units including computer games design, developing computer games, games platforms, digital graphics, website production, controlling systems using IT and I.T. Project.

On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma you will have the opportunity to progress to our Level 3 qualification.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT Course Length 2 years

Prospective job roles include: IT Technician, Games Developer, Network Engineer, Website Developer, Software Developer/Tester, Information Security Analyst and Programmer.

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and Maths.

Career options & National Starting Averages include:

Course Content This three A Level equivalent course consists of an extensive range of units including Computer Systems, Networking, Procedural Programming, Web Animation, Games Design, Website Production, Systems Security, IT Project and Games Development.

IT and Telecoms Support Engineer

£16,000 to £25,000

IT Support Technician

£16,000 to £27,000

Games Developer

£24,000 to £28,000

Software and IT Networks Support Technician

£23,000 to £25,000

Web Designer

£18,000 to £30,000

You will develop and demonstrate a broad range of skills that both industry and Higher Education institutions seek.

Students who have studied here have: Taken a range of progression routes, either moving directly into employment, (for example, BT, Sky, Capgemini, the NHS) continued their studies here on our own Higher National Diploma in association with Staffordshire University, gone directly to university or gained Higher Apprenticeships.

COMPUTING & IT

Progression in Computing & IT:

You could move on to be a: IT Support Engineer

£25,000 to £30,000

Programmer

£28,000 to £40,000

Cyber Security Analyst

£40,000 to £65,000

Web Applications Developer

£25,000 to £55,000

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: HND/HNC Computing Science

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Construction Trades: Business and Brickwork Tourism 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.

Level 1 Brickwork

Level 1 Construction

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Preferably GCSE English and Maths. This course is set within an external workshop to simulate the real working environment. You must be prepared to work outside.

Entry Requirements Preferably GCSE English and Maths. You should have an interest in multiple trades.

Course Content You will gain skills to prepare you for work as a bricklayer including constructing corners, cavities and solid walling. Each unit will be assessed by two online multiple choice knowledge tests, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year. This programme of study provides a progression route to the Level 2 Diploma.

Course Content The content is largely practical to 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 and Construction Operations. Also English and Maths Functional Skills or GCSE where applicable.

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


Progression in Brickwork:

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Bricklayer

£15,000 - £30,000

Construction Operative

£15,000 - £35,000

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group:

Civil Engineer

£24,000 - £80,000

HNC Constructions & Built Environment.

Construction Contracts Manager

£25,000 - £57,000

You could move on to be a:

Level 2 Brickwork Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Level 1 qualification in Brickwork. Preferably GCSE English and Maths. 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 outcome from your Level 2.

Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment

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CONSTRUCTION TRADES: BRICKWORK

BTEC qualifications are widely recognised within the construction industry and have been specifically designed to prepare you for work through delivery in a realistic training environment. You could find work with a local company, building contractors and local authorities or become self-employed. You could work as a sub-contractor for a building company or contractor, who would supply the materials.

Course Length 1 - 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade 4 or above. Course Content This course provides knowledge and skills across the broad range of the construction industry, the course covers construction principles, design and technology as well as health and safety units to prepare you for employment, Apprenticeships and Higher Education. Possible jobs include Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor, Site Supervision, Contracts Management and Architecture.

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Construction Trades:

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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.

Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery

Level 2 Bench Joinery

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Preferably English and Maths GCSE. Suitable for anyone wanting to develop the skills and knowledge of carpentry to progress to a career within the carpentry industry.

Entry Requirements Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery course. Preferably English and Maths GCSE.

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 undertake all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional skills in English/Maths if appropriate, two online multiple choice knowledge tests, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments. The course allows you to choose your specialism at Level 2. Progress to Level 2 or an Apprenticeship.

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 study GCSE or Functional skills in English/Maths if appropriate, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year. 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

Apprenticeships

• Manufacture bench joinery products

Carpentry & Joinery or Property Maintenance.

Progress to Level 3 Bench Joinery or Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment or an Apprenticeship.

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Progression in Carpentry and 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

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

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: HNC Constructions & Built Environment.

Level 2 Site Carpentry Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery course. Preferably English and Maths GCSE. Course Content The Level 2 course allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and career progression in Site Carpentry. You will have to achieve all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional skills in English/Maths if appropriate, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year. 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 Progress to Level 3 Site Carpentry or Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment or an Apprenticeship.

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. Preferably English and Maths GCSE.

Entry Requirements Successful completion of Level 2 Site Carpentry course. Preferably English and Maths GCSE.

Course Content The Level 3 allows you to learn and develop the skills required for employment and career progression in Bench Joinery. You will have to achieve all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional skills in English/Maths if appropriate, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year.

Course Content The Level 3 allows you to learn and practice the skills required for employment and career progression in Site Carpentry. You will have to achieve all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional skills in English/Maths if appropriate, one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit multiple choice tests and practical assessments during the year.

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

CONSTRUCTION TRADES: CARPENTRY & JOINERY

The UK construction industry continues to be one of the country’s most important economic sectors accounting for around 8% of gross domestic product (GDP), and employing 2.47 million people. The greatest growth is predicted to come from 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.

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:

Business Tourism Electricaland 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.

Level 1 Electrical

Level 2 Electrical

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Preferably English and Maths GCSE and Science and ICT skills to enable progression.

Entry Requirements Level 1 Electrical course. English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above.

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:

Course Content You will study a combination of practical techniques and theorybased 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. In addition you will learn about a variety of different wiring systems, such as conduit, tray and trunking along with various methods of wiring and circuit control and the safety critical tasks to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Work placements are available with a variety of employers.

• 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 Level 2 full-time qualification in Electrical Installation or an Apprenticeship in the area.

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: HNC Constructions & Built Environment.

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CONSTRUCTION TRADES: ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

Progression in Electrical Installation: You can progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or become an operative working within the electrical/ building services industry. You can go onto Higher Education and become a Professional Electrical or Building Services Engineer or HNC in Construction and the Built Environment. 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.

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Auto Electrician Technician

£15,000 - £35,000

Electrician

£18,000 – £42,000

You could move on to be a: Electrical Engineer

£20,000 - £60,000

Structural Engineer

£22,000 - £50,000

Apprenticeships Electrical Installation.

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Construction Trades:

Business and Tourism 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 of our tutors are highly skilled, knowledgeable, industry-qualified and experienced. Level 1 Painting & Decorating

Level 2 Painting & Decorating

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Preferably English and Maths GCSE.

Entry Requirements Level 1 Painting and Decorating course. Preferably English and Maths GCSE.

Course Content Includes: • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms • Preparing surfaces • Applying paint systems by brush and roller

• Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms • Preparing surfaces

• Applying foundation and plain papers

• Applying paint systems by brush and roller

• Producing specialist decorative finishes. You will have to undertake all units and study GCSE or Functional skills in English/ Maths if appropriate, online multiple choice knowledge tests, end of unit tests and practical assessments. Progress to Level 2 or an Apprenticeship.

Course Content This course develops knowledge and skills in Painting & Decorating. Covers the following skills:

• Applying foundation and plain papers • Producing specialist decorative finishes • Applying and creating colour. You will have to undertake all units and study GCSE or Functional skill in English/Maths if appropriate. Assessment will be through one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit tests and practical assessments. Progress to Level 3 or an Apprenticeship.

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Level 3 Painting & Decorating

Painting & Decorating or Property Maintenance.

Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Level 2 Painting and Decorating course. Preferably English and Maths GCSE. Course Content The course develops knowledge and skills for the construction industry and develops you for a supervisor or 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. You will have to undertake all units and pass Functional skills, English/Maths (if not already achieved), one online multiple choice knowledge test, end of unit tests and practical assessments. Progress to HNC Construction and the Built Environment or an Apprenticeship.

i Students have the opportunity to enter local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. They have also taken part in the annual Graining and Marbling Olympics in Stoke, where they have previously gained 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Progression in Painting & Decorating: You could progress to employment with a local company, building contractors or local authority or be self-employed or sub-contracted. 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.

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Painter & Decorator

£15,000 - £30,000

Specialist Painter & Decorator

£23,000+

CONSTRUCTION TRADES: PAINTING & DECORATING

Apprenticeships

Self-employed Painter & Decorators set their own pay rates at around £150+ a day.

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: HNC Constructions & Built Environment.

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Amanda Conner Level 2 Painting & Decorating Previous school: Sutherland School, Telford

Construction Trades: Plumbing Business and Tourism 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. Level 1 Plumbing

Level 2 Plumbing

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements Preferably English and Maths GCSE.

Entry Requirements Level 1 Plumbing course. Preferably English and Maths GCSE.

Course Content As beginners, you will learn skills and be supervised in various practical and knowledge based activities:

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.

• 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 study English and Maths (if grade 4 is not achieved) and depending on prior achievements, you will either take GCSE or Functional Skills. In order to work as a Plumber you need to progress to Level 2, either full-time or as an Apprentice.

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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 the installation of copper pipe and 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 English and Maths (if grade 4 is not achieved) and depending on prior achievements, you will either take GCSE or Functional Skills. Progress to Level 3 Plumbing or Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment or an Apprenticeship.

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Plumbing.

Level 3 Plumbing Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Level 2 Plumbing, a minimum of six GCSEs including ICT and Science, with a minimum grade 4 in English and Maths. 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. You will need to access resources and complete assessments online. Progress to HNC Construction and the Built Environment or an Apprenticeship.

i Students enter local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.

Progression in Plumbing: 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 airconditioning, gas servicing, and kitchen and bathroom fitting. You could move into estimating or contract management. Self-employment is also a common option.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES: PLUMBING

Apprenticeships

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Kitchen and bathroom fitter

£13,500 - £35,000

Newly qualified Plumber

£15,000 - £40,000

Gas Engineer

£22,000 - £40,000

You could move on to be an: Environmental Consultant

£22,000 - £60,000

Marine Engineer

£24,500 - £55,000

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Level 2 Painting & Decorating Max Ashton-Stockley Previous school: Sutherland School, Telford Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production Previous school: Lord Williams’s School, Thame

Creative Media Business and Tourism 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. These qualifications are awarded by the University of the Arts London - the only specialist Art & Design awarding body. Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production Course Length 1 year

Progression in Creative Media:

Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including English. Course Content An introduction to the processes and skills of Creative Media through a series of creative projects. You will be encouraged to use research, planning techniques such as storyboards, sketches or concept art, production skills, (and a range of equipment such as DSLRs, audio recorders and green-screens) post-production skills using industry-standard software (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and Blender and Unity) 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, which is externally assessed by an examiner from the University of the Arts London – either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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. Higher level courses you could progress onto study could include concept art, 3D animation, programming, graphic design, TV and film production, radio production, script writing or special effects. Alternatively, you could investigate apprenticeships where you could use your skills in marketing, film making or in graphic design.

Career options & National Starting Averages include: TV or Film Production Assistant

£15,000 - £30,000

You could move on to be an:

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Animator

£14,000 - £36,000

Advertising Media Buyer

£18,000 - £50,000


Level 3 Extended Diploma Creative Media Production & Technology Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, or a Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media at a Merit or above. Course Content Year 1: You will undertake a variety of creative projects that will introduce you to the stages of the production process; research and ideation, planning, production and evaluation. You will have opportunities to use industry standard software including the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, InDesign, Muse, etc.), Blender, Autodesk Maya, Mudbox and Unity for 3D modelling/animation whilst working on these projects. The projects are designed to help you find your creative niche and form your assessment for the first seven units of the qualification. You will have the opportunity to try many different media such as: film, animation, 3D modelling, game design, graphics, podcasts, concept art and photography for example within Year 1.

Year 2: 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.

CREATIVE MEDIA

Progress to Higher Education at university - 100% of our 2018 extended diploma leavers have received unconditional offers from their preferred university.

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 is attained through the completion of a final project that allows you to demonstrate the skills you have developed throughout the year. Assessment on the courses includes both practical and written work. All work is assessed internally by your tutors, with the final unit being externally moderated by University of the Arts London.

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You will have the opportunity to attend “Create Your Future” a UCAS Convention in Manchester, careers and apprenticeships show at the NEC and take part in the College’s End of Year Show.

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Amanda Conner Owen Mason Level 2 Painting & Decorating Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Previous school: Sutherland School, Telford Previous school: Church Stretton School

Business Engineering and Tourism ENGINEERING

You will study in our industry standard, Mechanical/Tool Room, CNC, Fabrication, Welding and Maintenance workshops, as well as our CAD/Design and Electronics/Mechatronic suites. We work closely with major employers including Caterpillar Shrewsbury Ltd, CargoTec, Ricoh and Epwin Group. 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 1 Certificate in Engineering

Apprenticeships

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 if appropriate and typically attend College up to 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.

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


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)

Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths, or a Level 1 Certificate in Engineering. Course Content Develop your understanding of engineering principles including engineering technology and technical information and the use of millers, lathes and hand fitting equipment. Topics include: Health & Safety, Principles of Engineering Technology, Mechanical Principles, Milling, Turning and Bench Fitting. Methods of assessment will include online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion.

Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths, or a Level 1 Certificate in Engineering. Course Content Develop your understanding of engineering principles including engineering technology and technical information, the use of welding techniques such as MIG, MMA, spot welding and sheet metal fabrication. Methods of assessment will include online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion. Can progress to Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Can progress to Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.

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ENGINEERING

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: Foundation Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology or Mechanical Engineering or HNCs in Electrical and Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology or Mechanical Engineering.

Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements You will need a Level 2 in Engineering and a minimum of four GCSEs including Maths. Course Content Units include: Engineering Health and Safety, Engineering Principles, Principles of Mechanical Manufacturing, Engineering, Turning, Milling, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). You will learn through a combination of practical and classroombased sessions. 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 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or HNC in Engineering. Methods of assessment will include online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion.

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Entry Requirements A Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding and a minimum of four GCSEs including Maths. 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. You will learn through a combination of practical and classroombased sessions. 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 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. Methods of assessment will include online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion.

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ENGINEERING

Our Engineering Centre has received approximately £1million of investment (£500,000 of which came from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) via its Growth Deal) securing its place as a leading training provider of engineers. This investment means the College can offer a range of courses, from basic introductory levels through to degrees, Apprenticeships and bespoke training to meet individual company needs.

Progression in Engineering: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements Level 2 Diploma in Engineering including English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above, or 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English, Maths and Science. 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 Mathematics for Engineers, Mechanical Principles and Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems. Assessment includes exams, assignments and practical assessments. Year 2 units include: Micro-controller Systems, Further Engineering Maths, PLCs, Electronic Measurement and Testing of Circuits, Modern Manufacturing Systems, CAD, CADCAM and CNC. Progression includes Higher Level Apprenticeship and HNC/FD in Engineering.

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. All of our qualifications form part of an Apprenticeship, which allows you to transfer from full-time programmes onto Apprenticeships. Full-time learners have managed to gain Apprenticeships in a year with companies, others have become Engineering company owners or managers that we now work closely with. Also, some have gone on to publish books in their specialist fields in Engineering or become Teachers themselves!

Career options & National Starting Averages include: CAD Technician

£15,000 to £35,000

Welder

£16,000 to £35,000

You could move on to be an: Energy Engineer

£20,000 to £80,000

Mechanical Engineer

£22,000 to £55,000

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Amanda Conner Level 2 Painting & Decorating Previous school: Sutherland School, Telford

eventually own my own business.

Business Hairdressing and and Tourism Barbering HAIRDRESSING AND BARBERING

Pursuing a career in Hairdressing and Barbering can open up opportunities to work worldwide in the exciting, fast-paced and creative fashion industry. There are a wide range of roles within the industry, ranging from stylist, colour technician, hairdressing and barbering educator to salon manager. A career in hairdressing and barbering requires specific skills such as; excellent communication skills, a high standard of personal presentation and a strong work ethic as this industry requires long working hours and high standards. Level 1 Hairdressing

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements At least one GCSE at grade 4 or above. You will have an interest in fashion and working with people. You must be willing to work hard to learn and practice new skills to including communication and have excellent personal presentation.

Entry Requirements You need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above or equivalent and hold a Level 1 in Hairdressing or have experience of working in a salon. A keen interest in hairdressing is essential. You must be willing to work hard, demonstrate good communication skills and have 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 and have the opportunity to work in Evolve, our hair and beauty salon where you will develop employability skills. You will enhance skills and knowledge in reception duties, shampooing and conditioning, styling and blow-drying and team work. English and Maths are an important and compulsory aspect of the programme of study. You will have the opportunity to participate on trips and visits, take part in in-house competition work and undertake work experience.

Course Content You will learn the following skills and essential knowledge: health and safety, client consultation, shampoo and conditioning , cutting, styling, setting , dressing, colouring and lightening hair. You will have the opportunity to work in Evolve, our hair and beauty salon where you will develop your employability and commercial skills. Assessment will include written assignments, practical observations and written exams and includes Pass, Merit, Distinction criteria which will be assessed by final synoptic end tests and an externally set written exam. You will continue to develop your English and Maths skills and study GCSEs in English and Maths if you have not already achieved a grade 4.

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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 English and Maths skills by studying GCSEs in English and Maths 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 2 Diploma in Barbering

Level 3 Advanced Hairdressing

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

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

Entry Requirements You need a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing. You must be fully committed, reliable, and punctual and have a strong work ethic for this challenging employer-focused course. You will have current experience of working in a salon.

Course Content You will learn the following skills and knowledge: health and safety, client consultation, shampoo and conditioning, scalp treatments, barbering techniques to include cutting and fading, styling men’s hair and how to cut facial hair. You will work in the Training Academy with Level 2 and 3 students and have the opportunity to work in Evolve, our hair and beauty salon where you will develop employability skills.

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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. You will work in Evolve, our hair and beauty salon where you will develop practical skills, build a clientele and further improve employability skills. Assessment will include written assignments, practical observations and written exams to meet industry standards. You will continue to develop your English and Maths skills and study GCSEs in Maths and English if you have not already achieved a grade 4.

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HAIRDRESSING AND BARBERING

Apprenticeships

Progression in Hairdressing and Barbering:

Hairdressing.

Students progress with us to Level 3 and then progress to 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, military bases, theatres, on film and photographic sets, as well as Session Stylists for fashion magazines, Technical Trainers for colouring companies, Sales & Retail and Education. Students also set-up hairdressing businesses.

Career options & National Starting Averages include:

i All hairdressing and barbering students have the opportunity to participate in either in-house or national competition work. Trips include: The Clothes Show, Hair, Beauty and Barber UK. All students undertake work experience - Level 1 and 2 for one full working week. Level 3 are required to attend work experience for one day per week. Kit/uniform will be required - please enquire at your Interview.

Hairdresser

£14,000 - £30,000

Image Consultant

£14,000 - £40,000

You could move on to be an:

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£18,000 - £30,000

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Students who have studied here have: Achieved student Barber of the Year 2017 through the British Barbers Association.

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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 nationallyrecognised, vocationally specific qualification. Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements You will need at least three GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English or a Level 1 qualification in Health & Social Care or Childcare is also acceptable. You will be required to do a DBS check. 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. You will study: • Communication • Individual rights and needs • Health and safety • 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 and moderated. You will be expected to study GCSE English and Maths if you do not already have grade 4 or above.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths. Other academic subjects could include Science, Geography, History or a Level 2 Health & Social Care course with at least an overall Merit profile and Functional Skills at Level 2. You will be required to obtain a DBS check. 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 Colleges Group. You will study topics such as human lifespan development; working in health and social care; meeting individual needs; work experience; safe practice and infection control and dementia. There is a combination of internally assessed units and exams. In addition you will complete a work placement which will prepare you for the world of work as a mandatory element of the course. You will be expected to study GCSE Maths if you do not already have grade 4 or above.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Progression in Health & Social Care: 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, Paramedic 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 Colleges Group.

Apprenticeships Childcare and Health & Social Care.

Career options & National Starting Averages include:

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group:

Healthcare Assistant

£15,000 - £20,000

Foundation Degrees in Children, Young People & Communities and Counselling Theory & Practice.

Health Play Specialist

£19,250 - £28,500

You could move on to be an: Nurse or Midwife

£22,000 - £48,000

Health Visitor

£26,250 - £41,000

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I would love to go on to study for a degree in something like nutrition. My tutor is currently helping me look at possible university courses that might suit me. After that I would either like to find a job in that field or possibly go into teaching. The whole feeling around campus is a really positive one. All the teachers are supportive and want us to do well. Abbie Davies Level 3 Professional Chef Diploma Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

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, or hotels or owning your own business, this is a rewarding career. Inhouse and external competitions and workshops are held during the year and our links with industry provide great job opportunities. Working in Origins, our award-winning restaurant gives a brilliant and valuable insight into the restaurant trade.

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Level 1 Professional Cookery

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 1 year

Entry Requirements No formal requirements but good basic reading, writing, listening and communication skills are important. The ability to work independently and part of a team is essential.

Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements. A keen interest in the Hospitality and Catering industry, with the ability to work as part of a team and independently.

Course Content Covers the basic skills needed when serving food and drink, preparing food and cooking which are essential for becoming a chef or working 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.

Course Content Develop fundamental skills and knowledge in basic preparation and cooking. This will incorporate different cooking skills and techniques. You will cover: Health and Safety, employability in the catering sector and techniques such as poaching, frying, baking, boiling, roasting and steaming. In addition you will undertake the Level 2 Food Safety qualification.

Functional skills in English and Maths will be studied alongside your course.

You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

Progression includes Level 1 Professional Cookery or Level 2 Food and Beverage, or Apprenticeships.

Assessment methods include practical observations and written tasks. Progress onto Level 2 or Hospitality Level 2 or Apprenticeships.

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Hospitality & Catering.

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work, and you will need to have completed Level 1 Diploma. Team working skills and the ability to plan, analyse and reflect on practice are essential. Course Content The course aims to provide practical and academic skills required for the industry.

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery - Kitchen and Larder

HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

Apprenticeships

Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Natural progression from Level 2 or suitable industry experience, 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.

The course covers 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 methods include, practical tests throughout the year with two synoptic assessments. In addition to assignments and written test papers. You will also undertake an external Industry work placement.

Course Content Areas covered include advanced kitchen skills, classical cuts, and bakery. You will develop your gastronomy techniques and experience whilst building on your preparation and cooking ability, and be able to produce more complex dishes using classic techniques with a modern twist. Diploma Assessment methods includes practical assessments throughout, synoptic tests as well as written test papers and written assignments.

You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

Progress to Level 3 Professional Cookery or Apprenticeships or employment.

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We have good links with restauranteurs and hoteliers for great student industry experience and development opportunities. Guest speakers and master classes will enhance your experience. ‘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. There is an opportunity to take part in competitions such as our annual curry competition, Welsh Culinary championship in Llandudno, Toque d’Or, Brake Brothers and other national competitions.

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Supervision & Beverage Service Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements A Level 2 food and beverage qualification or equivalent or suitable experience.

Level 2 Hospitality Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements required, however the ability to work as part of a team and independently as well as being highly motivated is essential. 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 and beverage service, food and beverage product knowledge, food and beverage business finance and silver service skills. You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. Progress onto Level 3, Apprenticeships or professional cookery.

Course Content You will gain skills and techniques required to supervise a team, manage hospitality events and deliver a high level of service. Units are mandatory and are:

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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 dining Current trends Health & Safety.

You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. Progress to Higher Education, Apprenticeships or trainee management roles.

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Possible careers include pastry chef, restaurant supervisor, head chef and kitchen manager within international restaurants, hotels, cruise liners, the armed forces or setting up your own catering business. 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.

Students who have studied here have: Gone on to work at Claridges in London and for Jamie Oliver.

HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

Progression in Hospitality and Catering:

Visits and trips include Ludlow Food Festival, Hotel Olympia Trade Show and various food outlets. There are also opportunities to take part in visits and work placements in France, Italy and Greece.

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Kitchen Porter

£13,000 - £18,000

Chef

£13,000 - £50,000

You could move on to be an: Wine Merchant £16,000 - £35,000 Restaurant Manager

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£18,000 - £45,000

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. To book a table please call 01743 342 611 or visit: scg.ac.uk/origins

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Business Motor Vehicle and Tourism MOTOR VEHICLE

You will have the opportunity to study in our industry standard workshops in areas such as MOT bays, Hybrid vehicles, 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, Furrows, 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. We also work with the Institute of Motor Industries (IMI), which is highly regarded in the motor vehicle industry. Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including Maths and English. 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 and electric (hybrid) vehicle awareness.

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle, or suitable experience. Course Content Focuses on basic vehicle diagnostics, vehicle inspection techniques, light vehicle servicing and complex mechanical repairs. You will practice in our industry-standard motor vehicle workshop. Practical and classroom-based sessions. Progress to a job as an automotive fast-fit technician, an Apprenticeship or the Level 3 Diploma or Level 2 Diploma in Engineering.

You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

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.

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

You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

Progress to Level 2 in Motor Vehicle or an Apprenticeship.

Assessment includes online and written exams, practical assessment, and portfolio completion. Progress to Level 3 in Motor Vehicle or an Apprenticeship.

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Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle. 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. 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. Units include: diagnosing and rectifying, vehicle auxiliary electrical faults (including Hybris vehicles), light vehicle engine faults and light vehicle chassis system faults and Hybris Vehicle Systems. You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. Assessment includes online and written exams, practical assessment, and portfolio completion.

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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Fabrication & Welding and Mechanical Engineering.

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Progression in Motor Vehicle: You can start on a Level 1 or a Level 2 programme (established during interview), 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. 100% of Level 3 Motor Vehicle students have secured employment following their course.

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 an: Motor Mechanic

£18,000 - £35,000

Experienced Motorsport Engineer

£25,000 - £60,000

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Ollie Davies Level 2 Painting & Decorating Previous school: Sutherland School, Telford Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology Previous school: Oldbury Wells School

Business Music Technology and Tourism MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

The Music industry is worth £4.4bn to the UK economy and currently employs just over 142,200 people full-time, One in every eight albums sold worldwide are British. We have 3 dedicated recording studios and two production suites that have been upgraded recently to professional standards with the latest analogue and digital hardware and ProTools and Logic Pro X software. Both pathways will cover music business and studio recording units. Other units include Live Sound and Recording, Music Sequencing and using effects and processors. Our staff are active in the music industry and use their industry knowledge to inform their teaching and prepare students for the realities of working in the music business. We also plan workshops with music industry experts throughout the year. We deliver Rockschool (RSL) qualifications which involves taking part in creative projects and practical exercises as well as written assignments and presentations. For the past two years we have achieved grades for our students which has put our courses and the achievements of our student in the top 15% in the country.

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Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: HND Music Production

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Progression in Music Technology:

Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Ideally a pass in a Level 1 qualification or 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above and demonstrate a clear enthusiasm for music technology and/or performance. Course Content This Rockschool qualification is an excellent foundation for developing skills in Music technology, music performance and music business. Also offers the opportunity to improve confidence and interpersonal skills in a supportive environment. You will be involved with Music Event Management, learning songs and tracks, studio recording and music sequencing. Attendance is four days a week plus shows when arranged on evenings and weekends. Assessment is continuous through the year with both written and practical assessments.

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 both independently and as part of a team is essential.

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Music Promoter

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Level 2 Diploma in Music Technology and Performance

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.

£12,000 - £60,000

Studio Sound Engineer

£15,000 - £40,000

You could move on to be an: School Music Teacher £22,500 - £66,750 Music Therapist

£26,000 - £48,000

Music Performance develops your rehearsal and performance practice and a core element is Composing, Collaboration and Recorded Music Performance. You will study Studio Recording, Music Sequencing, Music Marking and Planning for a Career in Music and Music Marketing.

Course Content Music Technology develops practical and theoretical skills focused on Music Production and Sound Engineering and a core element is Live Sound Recording & Sound Reinforcement.

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Abbey Parton Level 2 Painting & Decorating Previous school: Level 3 Diploma in Performing ArtsSutherland School, Telford Previous school: The Telford Priory School

Business Performing and Arts Tourism 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. Our courses provide students with the opportunity to develop their singing, acting and / or dance skills, as well as understanding professional development and Industry business requirements. Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts and Music Course Length 1 year 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. Course Content You will have sessions in drama, dance, singing and devising, as well as exploring aspects of theatre design and career pathways. 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. When we are preparing for a production, your timetable will become a rehearsal schedule and you will also be required to attend evening performances.

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 drama school and vocational colleges including Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Academy London, Trinity College and Central School of Speech & Drama. Previous students have gained places at R.A.D.A , L.I.P.A, the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts, Guildford School of Acting and Creative Academy.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Musical Theatre Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English, or a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or related area with a Merit. 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 broad-based 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 at Theatre Severn. When we are preparing for a production, your timetable will become a rehearsal schedule and you will also be required to attend evening performances. Students have a three day trip to London’s West End taking in Musical Theatre, Drama and a show at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Progression in Performing Arts: On successful completion of Level 3, you can progress to the HNC or HND here at Shrewsbury Colleges Group or to other Higher Education institutions or universities to study degree courses such as Drama, Musical Theatre and Dance or joint honours such as English & Drama. Careers include acting, musical theatre, dancing, script writing, directing, production, stage-management, circus skills, choreography, costume and set design or teaching.

Career options & National Starting Averages include: 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

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’, ‘Made in Dagenham’, ‘Footloose’ and various performances at Theatre Severn.

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: HNC/HND Performing Arts (Performance).

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Level 2 Painting & Decorating Kirsty Rooney Previousin school: Level 3 Extended Diploma PublicSutherland Services School, Telford Previous school: Bryn Alyn School

Business and Tourism Public Uniformed Services PUBLIC UNIFORMED SERVICES

These courses are designed to suit ambitious, dedicated and career focussed individuals. You’ll develop a variety of personal and academic skills which are important for a career in the Public Uniformed Services. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a range of practical and theory-based activities, including army team building, Royal Marine training, 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 physical fitness routines and group activities in the classroom.

Level 2 Diploma in Public Services

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 2 years

Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above and be prepared to actively participate in all classroom and outdoor activities.

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or a Level 2 Diploma qualification with Merit / Distinction grade. You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual and have a strong work ethic for this challenging course.

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. Units studied include: Investigating employment, physical fitness, Public Service routine, teamwork and problem solving. There may be external exams on this course for this academic year. You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

Course Content This course develops the practical knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare for a chosen career. Year one focuses on academic writing development and will cover the core units: discipline, government and policies, leadership, citizenship and will prepare you for accurate report writing. In year two there is an emphasis on academic development with a focus on personal development in leadership and adventurous activities, to include land based adventurous activities and overnight expeditions. Progress to university or Armed Forces training.

Progress to Level 3.

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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 be to degree courses such as Criminology, Psychology, Probation and Forensics.

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Career options & National Starting Averages include: Scenes of Crime Officer starting from

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£22,000

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Progression in Public Uniformed Services:

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Students who have studied here have: Progressed into a Public Service role such as the RAF or the Navy. Some of those looking for careers in the Police went to university to study for a degree in Policing.

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Nathan Gregson Level 3 Football & Education Extended Diploma in Sport Previous school: Meole Brace School

Amanda Conner Level 2 Painting & Decorating Previous school: Sutherland School, Telford

Business and Tourism Sport and Outdoor Activities SPORT AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Our sport courses offer a variety of specific sport and fitness pathways: Fitness and Coaching, Gym Instructing, Football Education (in partnership with Shrewsbury Town FC) and our unique Rugby Education Programme (an RFU England Rugby supported programme). There are also generic Sport Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications.

Level 2 Diploma in Sport

Outdoor Activities students have the opportunity to complete various residentials, including trips abroad and also organise their own expeditions. While planning their expeditions they 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, raising over £3000. These events encourage students to develop personal and team work skills.

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 and practical assignments. Knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills, are continually assessed in a variety of ways.

Course Length 1 year Entry Requirements Preferably grade 4 in two subjects including PE and/or Maths, English or 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 or Duke of Edinburgh's Award etc. Course Content This course provides a platform to lead to more specialised areas in sport, outdoors and fitness or one of the Level 3 Sport Pathways.

Attaining a minimum of Merit profile you can progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports, Outdoor Activities or Public Service programmes.

i Other sports on offer: basketball, archery, netball, girls' football, rock climbing and more. Kit and equipment are mandatory in all practical sessions.

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Students who have studied here have... Gained employment within the Sport or Outdoor Industries becoming Coaches, Personal Trainers and Outdoor Instructors, or as Leisure Assistants within sports/leisure or fitness facilities whether locally-based or further afield across the country. Whereas others choose the Armed Forces or non-uniformed services. Others have progressed onto universities such as Bath, Birmingham, Cardiff, Loughborough, Sheffield and Worcester.


Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Course Length 1 year

Course Length 2 years (1 year pathway available)

Entry Requirements Ideally, a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably English, Maths, Science and PE, but industry experience and other certifications will be considered. The course is suitable for individuals already working in the Active Leisure Sector wishing to enhance their career progression or those wanting to work in the industry as a fitness instructor.

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above in appropriate subjects which include English, Maths, 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 and fitness activities is essential. 100% effort, punctuality and attendance is required.

Course Content The course includes the Fitness Instructor Qualification plus additional certifications in, kettle bells, studio cycle and others. Mandatory units include basic fitness instructing, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, how to create safe and effective exercise programmes for different types of client. The qualifications are assessed practically and via portfolio completion and examinations.

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

Additional qualifications include planning and instructing gym based exercise, as well as leadership and nutrition qualifications. You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

SPORT AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Level 2 Health, Fitness & Exercise

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: sports coaching, anatomy and physiology, fitness training, skill acquisition in sport, sports leadership, practical sports performance, sports profiling, techniques and tactics, sports psychology, and an option of 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.

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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. We offer Higher Education progression onto our Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and PE. Facilities such as our 3G pitch, two sports halls and gym, along with a brand new teaching block make the sport and outdoor departments a great place to learn, compete and achieve.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport - Rugby pathway Course Length 2 years (1 year pathway available) Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths. Level 2 Diploma (Merit) and grade 4 in English and 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 up to 6 hours of rugby training 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 and sport event organisation. Year 2 - analysis in sport, practical sport study (individual), exercise for specific groups and sports coaching. Assessment A combination of assignments, reports, poster presentations, formal observations and practical assessments. Future Opportunities You could progress to a Sports Coaching and Physical Education Foundation Degree here at Shrewsbury Colleges Group 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 and Fitness Instructing/Personal Trainer.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, 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 covers 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 theory-based learning, including sessions on; anatomy and physiology, risk assessment, event management, and equipment and facilities. Outdoor based units are completed via a ‘plan-do-review’ format. Other units are assessed via workbooks and a written ‘essay’ assignment with strict deadlines, which must be adhered to.

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

Level 3 Football and Education Programme Course Length 2 years Entry Requirements Minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English and Maths. You must 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 alongside a busy training and match-play schedule. Successful applicants will be selected through football trials and academic qualifications. Mental and physical effort is required, along with full participation in all practical sport, fitness, and classroom sessions. Course Content You will study an Extended Diploma, with a particular focus on football, including: practical teams sport, sports coaching and football coaching, sports injuries, fitness testing and training. Assessment is through written assignments, practical assessments, group presentations and mandatory formal exams within 2 modules. There are practical training sessions each week delivered by professional FA qualified coaches. You will have the opportunity to be selected for the England national U18s development centres and squads. Students also receive the opportunity to gain FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate and FA Refereeing and Officiating Awards.

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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. 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.

SPORT AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Progression in Sport and Outdoor Activities:

Career options & National Starting Averages include: Outdoor Activities Instructor

£12,000 - £30,000

Leisure Centre Assistant

£13,000 - £20,000

You could move on to be an: Senior Leisure Centre Manager Sports Physiotherapist

£18,000 - £35,000 £23,000 - £30,000

Progress to Higher Education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group: Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching & Physical Education.

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Fran Foulkes Supported Internship Previous school: Meole Brace School

Business and Tourism Preparation Routes PREPARATION ROUTES

If you need support to decide on your future plans, have few or no formal qualifications or need to build confidence before your next step we can offer you a flexible, tailored study programme that caters for a range of interests. Previous students who have taken these study programmes have gone on to further study, Apprenticeships or employment.

College Ready Programme

16-18 ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages

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. Course Content The aim of the course is to develop your study skills and explore your vocational or job related areas of interest. The core components of the programme include: Employability, study skills, vocational tasters including unit accreditation, work placements, English and Maths and 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 longer-term career plans. You will achieve a Level 1 or 2 Vocational Certificate, depending on your level of study. You can progress to further study onto a Level 1 or 2 programme in a vocational area, employment, a Supported Internship or an Apprenticeship.

Course Length 1 year 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 are recognised by thousands of educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world. Your study programme will include Employability, English (ESOL) 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. Progress to a range of Level 1 or 2 courses or employment.

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Supported Internships

Flexible start dates available on all Preparation Route courses!

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. There are no formal academic entry requirements as you will work at your own level, however a literacy level of at least Entry 1 is advisable. All candidates will be interviewed for suitability. You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual.

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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 be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. You will attend a work placement for at least 2 days a week, with supported Job Coaching as 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 Level 1 or 2 Certificate, depending on your level of study.

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I have an interest in engineering as I was brought up around it. I’m really enjoying my Apprenticeship with Ricoh. There were 96 applicants and they took on three. I am the only technical apprentice. I wouldn’t have been able to do it if it wasn’t for the training I am getting at College. Belinda Nightingale Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Previous school: Oldbury Wells School

Apprenticeships Business and Tourism 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. Do I have to attend College?

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 English and Maths, if you haven’t already achieved grade 4 or above 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 4 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.

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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. Please check our website for details on each subject. There will be short blocks of attendance for English and Maths for those without grade 4 at GCSE. How much will I get paid? There is no set rate – but the minimum is £3.70 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.

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

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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. Do all Apprenticeships start in September? No. Employers are looking for apprentices all year round although summer is a busy time for recruitment.

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What happens at the end of the Apprenticeship?

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

In some areas you may:

What happens if I haven’t got an employer? Still complete the application form online and we will process your

progress to the next level, with the same or different employer

get a permanent contract as most of our apprentices do.

APPRENTICESHIPS

How do I apply?

Accounting Beauty Therapy Brickwork Business Administration Carpentry & Joinery Childcare Construction & the Built Environment Customer Service Dental Nursing Electrical Installation Engineering Fabrication & Welding Hairdressing Health & Social Care Hospitality & Catering Logistics – LGV drivers and warehousing Management Motor Vehicle Painting & Decorating Plumbing Property Maintenance Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Supporting Teaching & Learning in PE and School Sports

I decided to do an Apprenticeship because I liked the idea of training whilst working, and I definitely made the right choice. I genuinely love working at Qube, every day is so different. We’ve got a lot of different community services here, Dial-a-Ride transport, scooter hire, courses, Tuesday Social Club, the Volunteering Centre and the art gallery – so I’m always dealing with different situations and all kinds of people. Working at Qube has given me a lot of confidence and many new skills. The staff here are great, I get loads of encouragement from them. Sophie Jones | Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Admin at Qube Previous school: Marches School

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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, accommodation, 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.

At each campus these centres have a broad range of both print and online resources, as recommended by your course reading lists, and are supported by experienced staff to deal with your enquiries. The computers give you access to the internet for research, Moodle for your course materials and Office 365 for Office applications and cloud storage and WiFi 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.

We can offer support with... • Settling into College • Talking through any issues that are affecting your learning • Making adjustments so that a support need 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 for exams. There are several opportunities for you to tell us about any support needs you may have: on the application form, at interview or at enrolment or at any time during your course, by talking to your teacher or Student Services. The sooner you tell us, the quicker we can help you.

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


Personal Tutors Every student has a Personal Tutor 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

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 website for more details about how you can find out more.

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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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

Advanced Learner Loan

It is worth £1,200 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time courses)

In order to apply for the 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.

You must be enrolled on a full or part-time course

You must be under 19 years of age on 31/08/2018

To be eligible you must be in one of the categories below:

Students must be enrolled on a Level 3-6 course at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, which is eligible for the loan.

You must be aged 19 or over

In care

Leaving care

In receipt of Income Support in your own right

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

In receipt of both Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

If you have been successful in applying for an Adult Learner Loan you can also apply for an Adult Learner Loan Bursary which can help towards:

Bursary payments will be made direct to students every two weeks based on your attendance (minimum 90%), behaviour and work completed.

Childcare (must be OFSTED registered)

Travel (must be by the most cost efficient means - usually bus pass)

We will require written confirmation from the Local Authority which administers your care or if you are leaving care.

For a bursary your household income must be £21,000 or less.

If you are in receipt of Income Support we will need to see your benefit entitlement letter showing how much you receive.

How to apply

If you are in receipt of both ESA and DLA, we will need to see both your entitlement letters.

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Download the form from the Student Services page of our website.

Collect a form from Student Services at any campus.

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


NEED MORE INFORMATION? Staff from Student Services will be available at all College events. For more information about travelling to College please visit: scg.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@scg.ac.uk.

College Bus  Routes Map All subsidised bus routes are reviewed annually. To check that routes have not changed in 2019/20, please contact Student Services.

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.

Whitchurch

Llanymynech

Knockin

Market Drayton

Four Crosses

Newport

College subsidised bus service

Wellington

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.

Welshpool

Shrewsbury Telford Church Stretton

Newtown Craven Arms

Llanidloes

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The Agency is a team of staff providing 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 Campus, Enterprise Suite at London Road Campus and in the quiet study area at English Bridge Campus.

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Local companies and The Agency

Oxford and Cambridge applicants -

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.

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

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:

• Access to competitive summer schools

Team-working and communication

Customer handling

Literacy and numeracy

Work / life experience.

Jobshop We are part of the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) and are the only college in the county who is a NASES member. The Jobshop has local, seasonal, part-time and full-time 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.

Extension activities Various support is offered to students considering careers such as veterinary science, medicine, dentistry or competitive NHS courses including: • Expert speakers • UCAS Admissions support • UKMAT/BMAT preparation advice • University visits • Work experience.

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• Oxford and Cambridge conferences • Visits and contact with our link staff • Application support • Essay competitions • Super-curricular activities • Access to free university level Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

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.


Students and Staff took part in the College's Colour Run to support LGBT.

Personal Development • • • • • • • •

Sport and wellbeing Employability and Careers Enterprise, including Young Enterprise Challenge 21st Century technologies Leadership 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 gain nationally recognised awards for volunteering hours. The feedback from our volunteering has been very positive from employers.

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I thought your students were outstanding at See and 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 and Hear Enrichment A range of weekly activities to develop your health, skills and make new friends. This includes competitive sports teams for football, rugby, netball and hockey. Sessions for volleyball, yoga, badminton, walking, circuit training, dance and Tennis Academy with Shrewsbury Club. We also offer a Debate Ed Group, College Magazine and Games Group. The Music and Drama opportunities are available to all students whether it’s a choir, band or the drama group.

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Sports & Recreational Activities We have a range of competitive sports teams and different activities for you to take part in which are available throughout the week.

Do you want to take part ... •

in competitive team sports and play against other schools and colleges ?

in sports and subject competitions in Shropshire, the Midlands and nationally?

in more informal recreational activities?

in the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award group to develop leadership skills?

in officiating our team sports?

In volunteering across a wide range of community projects?

and set up your own club or activity?

in trying a new activity such as dance, aerobics, yoga?

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 and netball. We also support other sports through entry into county and national competitions such as swimming, athletics and tennis.

Available during the 2018/2019 academic year: Competitive sports

Enrichment sports

Football – male and female teams

Rowing

Rugby – male and female teams

DofE

Hockey – male and female teams

Basketball

Volleyball - mixed

Squash

Netball

Badminton & Table Tennis

Physical activities

Archery

Fitness Suite Use

Tennis Academy

Circuit Training

Rock Climbing

Contemporary Dance

Street Dance/Zumba

Sports Teams successes in 2017/18:

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Boys Hockey

Boys Rugby

Girls Netball

Our 1st team came 3rd in the Association of Colleges (AoC) League 2B

• 2nd in the West Midlands League

2nd in the AoC League Division 2

• 1st Team - West Midlands Finals at Bromsgrove School

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• Finalists in the Boys County Cup • Finished 2nd at the AoC Regional Tournament

• 1st Team - Winners of the Rosie Turner Tournament 2nd team finishing 3rd • 1st Team – 2nd in the Local Shropshire League


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 Composition Week (series of events for young composers). Groups include a College choir, concert band, orchestra, big band, chamber orchestra, 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”, "All Shook Up" and “Evita”. Instrumentalists and serious vocalists interested in performing in any of our main ensembles should sign up to our unique ‘music activities’ course.

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.

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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, Evolve Hair & Beauty Salon, the Sports Centre at London Road Campus, and Learning Resource Centres on each campus. including The Shrewsbury Club. There are work experience and placement opportunities at London Road and You can enjoy time out with other The Shrewsbury Club for students and students choosing from the range of part-time paid employment during and hot and cold food and refreshments. Students can also gain work experience outside of term-time, with opportunities not only in sports, but business, working in the Food Service areas. All the food meets the full range of dietary finance, therapies, hair, computing and marketing too. requirements, including healthy and vegan options. Reusable cups and www.londonroadsports.co.uk bottles are on sale to help reduce our plastic waste. Evolve Hair & Beauty

Bridges Cafés

Origins Restaurant Origins is a fully-licensed commercial restaurant. It is open to the public and businesses serving morning coffee, lunch 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 three 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. originsrestaurant.co.uk

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,

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Salon

This professional and training salon is a unique facility available to the Hair & Beauty Training students. Experienced staff and trainees provide professional treatments in hair, therapies and beauty using hand-picked quality products. The salon operates throughout the week all year and has a highly qualified team working with students. Opportunities to be taken on as an apprentice are available. Work experience is available for all subject areas who are interested in trying reception/business aspects. evolveshrewsbury.co.uk


Partnerships The College works with a wide range of business and organisations to provide a range of interesting experiences for students across the courses. Some of these activities link to course work where you will be given a live project with an employer to work on for your assignment, the employers provide you with invaluable feedback that helps you in the future.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Young Enterprise Shropshire

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Careers and opportunities for everyone in the NHS Shrewsbury Colleges Group and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust have created a unique partnership to benefit young people, the county and the community. By joining together strategically we can provide you with the education and training to meet a wide range of career paths and employment opportunities within the NHS. Together we have the career planning available for entry to university supported by placements, scholarships and mentoring support as you go through university for medical and associated routes. We can provide education and training through both full-time and Apprenticeships for the wide range of services provided at each NHS site, such as estates, catering, business administration, accountancy, HR, and engineering. Events and activities planned throughout the duration of your course will enable you to sample the roles and plan your journey to employment. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of district general hospital services for nearly half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. Shrewsbury Colleges Group has transport links from all these areas with a full range of academic and vocational courses and Apprenticeships that provide the skills and behaviours the largest employer in the county requires.

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The prospectus has this symbol on pages where the courses are linked to roles within the NHS.

The NHS Trust will be at College Advice Events to discuss careers, and events will be held at the Hospital throughout the year supported by The College providing course information.


Outstanding Results 2018 A Level

BTEC Extended Diploma

• 52% A*-B

• 48% D* D* D*

• 99% A*-E

• 68% DDD or better

• Average grades of BBC

• Average grades of DDD

• 97% pass rate on technical and professional courses • 100% pass rate College Ready and Supported Internships • 91% success in progressing to Higher Education vs. 76% nationally.

The ALPs value-added system ranks Shrewsbury Colleges Group A Level and BTEC performance in the top 25% of all schools and colleges nationally for student progress.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018 81 students achieved AAA or better at A Level in 2018* Connor Bennett

William Brookes

A*A*A*A*

Rose Laurie

Church Stretton School

A*A*A*A*

Aidan Quigley

The Priory School

A*A*A

John Lewis

Church Stretton School

A*A*A*A*

Francis Rose

Meole Brace School

A*A*A

Richard Parsons

Church Stretton School

A*A*A*A*

Eleanor Thurston

Meole Brace School

A*A*A

Daniel Webb

Meole Brace School

A*A*A

Thomas Cowdall

Mary Webb School

A*A*A*

Louis Haycox

Meole Brace School

A*AAA

Sophie Scott

Church Stretton School

A*A*A*

Nathan Hayes

St Martins School

A*AAA

Corinna Smith

Meole Brace School

A*A*A*

George Jennings

Church Stretton School

A*AAA

Anna Streetly

Meole Brace School

A*A*A*

Rose Undersun

Telford College

A*A*A*

George Holiday

The Priory School

A*A*AA

Sophie Baines

Mary Webb School

A*A*A

Georgie Bumpus

Meole Brace School

A*A*A

Christopher Davies

The Priory School

A*A*A

Marcus Fortune

Rednock School

A*A*A

Edmund Harratt

Duchess’s Community High School

A*A*A

Imogen Hayward

Charlton School

A*A*A

Isabella Logan

Shrewsbury High School

A*A*A

Holly Mead

Belvidere School

A*A*A

Seb Morris

Meole Brace School

A*A*A

Annabel Mulliner

The Priory School

A*A*A

*Results correct at time of going to print. Results for 73 A Level Students who gave permission for their results to be published.

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Abigail Aitken

Burton Borough School

A*AA

Oliver Bevan

Corbet School

A*AA

Alice Butler

Newtown High School

AAAA

Josephine Blagrove

Mary Webb School

A*AA

Ioan Burridge

Home Educated

AAA

Samuel Burton

Corbet School

A*AA

James Cave

The Priory School

AAA

Jessica Clarkson

The Priory School

A*AA

Kathryn Clark

Mary Webb School

AAA

Clare Conroy

Belvidere School

A*AA

Ellen Cole

Mary Webb School

AAA

Molly Evans

Mary Webb School

A*AA

Liam Curry

The Priory School

AAA

Kieran Fielding Jacobs

Mark Jones

Church Stretton School

AAA

Mary Webb School

A*AA

Matthew Jones

Corbet School

AAA

Rosie Green

Mary Webb School

A*AA

Joshua Lawrence

Concord College

AAA

William Griffiths

Church Stretton School

A*AA

James Levy

The Priory School

AAA

Cerys Griffiths

Shrewsbury Academy

A*AA

Concord College

AAA

Joshua Hartley

Grove School, Market Drayton

Henry Merricks-Murgatroyd

A*AA

Oliver Miller

Concord College

AAA

Sophie Iddles

The Priory School

A*AA

Benjamin Mitchell

Meole Brace School

AAA

Niloufar Joshaghani

Church Stretton School

A*AA

Jay Morrison-Little

AAA

Robbie Jowett

Meole Brace School

A*AA

Lakelands School, Ellesmere

James Lapslie

The Priory School

A*AA

Michael Robinson

Church Stretton School

AAA

Mollie Lewis

Church Stretton School

A*AA

Verity Rogers

Grove School, Market Drayton

AAA

Joseph Orrin

The Priory School

A*AA

Elliott Smith

Corbet School

AAA

Alice Preece

Meole Brace School

A*AA

Jack Stacey

Corbet School

AAA

Euan Rickerby

Thomas Adams School

A*AA

Victoria Swain

Mary Webb School

AAA

Amy Ritchie

Meole Brace School

A*AA

Holly Tench

Church Stretton School

AAA

Ashley Roberts

Corbet School

A*AA

Nitharsan Thipaharan

Mary Webb School

AAA

James Sear

Meole Brace School

A*AA

Sian-Elise Walker

William Brookes

AAA

James Upton

Mary Webb School

A*AA

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018 89 students achieved the highest possible Triple Distinction Star grade on their Level 3 Extended Diploma* Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Extended Diploma in Fashion

Bridget Drysdale

Grove School, Market Drayton

D*D*D*

Rebecca Lea

Idsall School, Shifnal

D*D*D*

Marianne Williams

Mary Webb School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Business

Katie Blower

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Madeline Turner

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Eve Beharrell

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Emily Boardman

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Sophie Canning

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Sarah Carter

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Beccy Cox

Corbet School

D*D*D*

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Amy Bould

Burton Borough School

D*D*D*

Thomas Davies

Caereinion High School

D*D*D*

Abigail Davies

The Marches School, Oswestry

D*D*D*

Rhona Darling

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Ash Edwards

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Hannah Hughes

Corbet School

D*D*D*

Daniel Fielding

William Brookes

D*D*D*

Lois Ingram-Evans

Mary Webb School

D*D*D*

Cameron Heward

Caereinion High School

D*D*D*

Rhian Jones

Caereinion High School

D*D*D*

Oliver Humphries

Wrekin College

D*D*D*

Jess Kinsey

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Michael Nolan

Overseas School

D*D*D*

Princess Santiago

Overseas School

D*D*D*

Bethany Roberts

Welshpool High School

D*D*D*

Elzbieta Sitarska

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Charlotte Stinson

Telford Priory School

D*D*D*

Katy Styles

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Brea Wilde

County Training

D*D*D*

Alice Wilding

Welshpool High School

D*D*D*

*Results are correct at time of going to print. Results for 81 BTEC Students who gave permission for their results to be published.

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Extended Diploma in IT Practitioners

Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

Matthew Armstrong

Wrekin College

D*D*D*

Lee Davies

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Tom Doolan

Lakelands School, Ellesmere

D*D*D*

Seth Jurgens

Haberdashers' Adams School

D*D*D*

Aman Marwaha

Haberdashers' Adams School

D*D*D*

William Pickard

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Jacob Pritchard

Caereinion High School

D*D*D*

Calum Sullivan

William Brookes

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

Abbey Parton

The Telford Priory School

D*D*D*

Emily Porrett

Idsall School Shifnal

D*D*D*

Gemma Stanford

Telford Priory School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Photography

Georgina Eley

William Brookes

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Public Services

Jake Butler

Marches School, Oswestry

D*D*D*

Elle Jones

Bishops Castle Community College

D*D*D*

Jonathan Swinnerton

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Owen Williams

Marches School, Oswestry

D*D*D*

Denis Antwi

Telford College

D*D*D*

Tom Davenport

Bridgnorth Endowed

D*D*D*

Tom Dawes

Llanfyllin High School

D*D*D*

Michael Duah

Telford College

D*D*D*

James Fleming

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Dominic Hamer

Telford College

D*D*D*

Helen Docker

Madeley Academy

D*D*D*

Alex Janse Van Rensburg

Hadley Learning Community

D*D*D*

Nathan Gregson

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Bishops Castle Community College

Chelsea Hamer

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Justin Lloyd

D*D*D*

Beth Morris

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Austin Luzadas

Holy Trinity Academy

D*D*D*

Robbie Morris

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Owen Mason

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Sarah Pacaud

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

Fay Powis

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

Kacper Oszczepalski

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Sam Watson

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Mackenzie Walker

Telford Langley School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Music Technology

Hamish Brown

Bridgnorth Endowed School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Sport

Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Natasha Beaman

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Jessica Davenport-Sheridan

Grove School, Market Drayton

D*D*D*

Lisa Davies

Thomas Adams School

D*D*D*

Charlie Griffiths

Bishops Castle Community College

D*D*D*

Maisie Parkes

Ercall Wood Technology College, Wellington

D*D*D*

Abigail Pollard

Shrewsbury High School

D*D*D*

Kelly Sach-Brian

Ercall Wood Technology College, Wellington

D*D*D*

Benjamin Speck

Corbet School

D*D*D*

Olivia Whiteley

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities

Ebony Angell

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Emily Botchett

Ysgol Penglais School

D*D*D*

Blake Dempster

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Ben Harrington

Lakelands School, Ellesmere

D*D*D*

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Achieving your ambitions

James studied English, Politics and Spanish A Levels. He then studied Journalism at university and started working as a reporter at the Shrewsbury Chronicle. He was one of only a few British journalists to travel to Basra, Iraq to cover the war efforts. He won a national award for his reporting and then moved to Severn Radio as news anchor. James moved to London and started working for the Liberal Democrats as a press officer before eventually becoming a Special Adviser in the Cabinet Office and then working at Number 10 during the Coalition Government. He was also a Director for London Pride Parade in 2016 and 2017.

James Holt

This year, James started a new role as a media adviser at Kensington Palace, working with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. He was instrumental in the coverage of the recent royal wedding and was in attendance as a guest at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. When I look back, College was probably the experience that set me on my career path. It was the first time I saw all the potential opportunities in life, and when I fell in love with politics, media, language and debate. It was a wonderful mix of academic, creative and social challenges that I genuinely believe has helped shape me since. I was delighted to be asked to share some of my experiences and advice with the graduates at the SCG HE graduation ceremony.

Abbi Lycett, Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery, is a Chef de Partie at Tredwells, a Marcus Wareing restaurant in London’s West End. I wouldn’t have got this job without everything I learnt at The College, or the encouragement from Senior Chef Lecturer, Dan Gibbons. The way service is run and taught at Origins is just like the service in London restaurants. Going forward, I’m hoping to progress within the kitchen. I’ve already been promoted in the three months I’ve been there; so I’m excited to see what the future holds for me.

Abbi Lycett

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Jamie - Foundation Degree in Engineering scooped first prize in a national engineering competition. The GradEX18 exhibition and competition, is a unique chance to view the exciting and innovative work being produced by tomorrow’s industry pioneers and Jamie came first place for his Automated Brick Surface Texture and Orientation Detection System. Jamie is employed as a research and development design engineer for RM Group, in Newtown, an automation solutions provider and manufacturer within the process and packaging industry. His design was created after he encountered a real-life customer problem and developed his own solution!

Jamie Cochrane

James, A Level Music, Graphics and Maths student left Shrewsbury Sixth Form College in 2008. He went on to the renowned Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and gained a First Class honours degree in composition, whilst also receiving the Conservatoire’s Competition Prize and Orchestral Prize. He later completed a Masters Degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and established his own company in London, The Waste Paper Opera Company. He now writes and stages shows in London and across the UK. I realised while studying at the College that I wanted a career in music. My tutors were really supportive of my interest in composition and provided the first platform to have my work performed at St. Chads while I was still a student.

James Oldham

Stuart studied Music, Geography and Psychology A Levels and progressed to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to study a Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree. Whilst at university, Stuart was offered a place working with one of the biggest names in music and film in LA – Mark Portmann, as his assistant. Mark Portman works with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande, and film stars including Tom Cruise.

Stuart Bramwell

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Local, Affordable, High Quality Higher Education Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers a range of Higher Education courses allowing students to progress from A Level or BTEC courses to further study. • Our teachers are experienced and inspiring • Our small class sizes ensure you receive more individual attention • Our Study Skills Programme helps develop the academic skills needed for success • Full-time and part-time study is available so you can fit study around your job - courses run over 1-3 days each week • Our fees are considerably lower than universities • Achievement rates are above the national average. We achieved the highest possible rating when reviewed by the

Our Higher Education courses...

Quality Assurance Agency in May 2017.

Accounting, Business & Computing • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 • HNC / HND in Business • HNC / HND Computing Science* Counselling • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 • CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5 • CPCAB Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision Level 6 • FdSc Counselling Theory and Practice* Creative Arts & Media • Pre-degree Foundation Diploma in Art & Design • HNC / HND in Fashion & Textiles • HNC / HND in Performing Arts • HNC / HND in Music Production • HNC / HND in Photography Education • Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training • FdA Education* • FdA Early Childhood Studies* • BA (Hons) Education* • PGCE (Post Compulsory Education and Training) / Cert Ed Post Compulsory Education and Training* Engineering & Construction • HNC in Construction & the Built Environment • HNC Electrical & Electronic Technology* • HNC Manufacturing Technology* • HNC Mechanical Technology* • FdSc Electrical & Electronic Technology* • FdSc Manufacturing Technology* • FdSc Mechanical Technology* Sport • FdSc Sports Coaching & Physical Education*

For full course details, visit our website: scg.ac.uk/highereducation or contact Course Sales Advice on 01743 342 333.

92% * Awarded by Staffordshire University

OF HE STUDENTS said they were satisfied with their experience at Shrewsbury Colleges Group - that’s 6% higher than the national average (2018).

The average price most universities charge for a degree is currently £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.

NEW DEDICATED

HE CENTRE

is opening Autumn Term 2018 The majority of our students are already employed and continue to work alongside their studies.

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Index of courses Academic Courses Applied Science 

Further Mathematics 

41 Art & Design, Fashion & Photography

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3  18

Media Studies 

42

BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Modern Languages 

43

Biology 

18

19

Business  GCE A Level

20

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 20

French, German, Spanish  43

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography

64

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

45 Beauty Therapies

66

Classical Civilisation 

22

Politics 

48

Computer Science 

23

Product Design 

Drama & Theatre 

24

Psychology 

49 Business and Tourism 51 Level 2 Diploma in Business

Electronics 

26

Sociology 

53

Statistics 

54

Textiles 

55

English Language and Literature

27

English Language 

27

English Literature 

28

Two Plus Programme 

57

66-69 66

47

52

65

Level 2 Nail Treatments and Cosmetic make up

Physics 

Religious Studies 



Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

21

25

62 64

Photography 

Economics 

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles

44 46

62

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Music  Physical Education 

62-65

Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

Chemistry 

English 

138

Vocational Courses

Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques Level 3 Diploma Massage Therapies

68

68

70-71 70

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

70

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

71

Childcare & Education

72-73

Level 2 Diploma in Playwork

72

Level 1 Diploma in Health, Social Care & Children & Young People’s Setting 72 Level 2 Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings

73

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

73

Film Studies 

29

Fine Art 

30

Computing & IT

Geography 

31

Level 2 Diploma IT

74

Geology 

32

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT with Games Development

 74

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

75

Graphic Communication 

34

Health & Social Care 

35

History 

Construction Trades: Brickwork

74-75

76-77

Level 1 Brickwork

76

36

Level 1 Construction

76

IT Multimedia & Games 

37

Level 2 Brickwork

77

Law 

38

Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment

77

Mathematics 

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Construction Trades: Carpentry and Joinery

78-79

Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery

78

Level 2 Bench Joinery

78

Level 2 Site Carpentry

79

Level 3 Bench Joinery

79

Level 3 Site Carpentry

79


Construction Trades: Electrical Installation

80-81

Level 1 Electrical

80

Level 2 Electrical

80

Construction Trades: Painting & Decorating

82-83

Level 1 Painting & Decorating

82

Level 2 Painting & Decorating

82

Level 3 Painting & Decorating

83

Construction Trades: Plumbing

84-85

Level 1 Plumbing

84

Level 2 Plumbing

84

Level 3 Plumbing

85

Creative Media

86-87

Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production

86

Level 3 Extended Diploma Creative Media Production & Technology

87

Engineering 88-91 Level 1 Certificate in Engineering

88

Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

89

Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding

89

Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

90

Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding

90

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

91

Hairdressing & Barbering

92-95

Level 1 Hairdressing

92 

Level 3 Advanced Hairdressing

Health & Social Care

93 

93

96-97

Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care

96

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

96

Hospitality & Catering

98-101

Catering Start-Up

98

Level 1 Professional Cookery

98

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

99

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery - Kitchen and Larder

99

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100

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Supervision & Beverage Service

100

Motor Vehicle

102-103

Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance

102

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair

102

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair

103

Music Technology

104-105

Level 2 Diploma in Music Technology and Performance 

105

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology

105

Performing Arts

106-107

Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts and Music

106

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts - Musical Theatre

106

Public Uniformed Services

108-109

Level 2 Diploma in Public Services

108

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

108

Sports and Outdoor Activities

110-113

Level 2 Diploma in Sport

110

Level 2 Health, Fitness & Exercise

111

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport 

111

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport - Rugby pathway 

112

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities 

112

Level 3 Football and Education Programme

113

92

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Level 2 Hospitality

Preparation Routes

114-115

College Ready Programme

114

16-18 ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages

114

Supported Internships 

115

Apprenticeships 116-117 Higher Education courses

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Shrewsbury Colleges Group Full-time Prospectus  

We are the largest College in Shropshire with the widest choice of courses available for school leavers to study. We offer academic excellen...

Shrewsbury Colleges Group Full-time Prospectus  

We are the largest College in Shropshire with the widest choice of courses available for school leavers to study. We offer academic excellen...