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Sixth Form Option Booklet


Introduction to Stephenson Studio School Sixth Form The Stephenson Studio School is a small school. Our whole approach is in supporting learners to be successful at work, in further education or training, or in university. Seven essential elements lie at heart of the Stephenson Studio School model, elements that have been developed through extensive research and consultation with employers, education experts and young people. The essential elements of the Studio School are: Ÿ Employability and enterprise skills Ÿ Real work Ÿ Key qualifications Ÿ Small Schools Ÿ Personalised curriculum Ÿ Students of all abilities Ÿ Practical learning

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Contents Subject

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About The Stephenson Studio School Sixth Form

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Biology

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Business studies

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Chemistry

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English Language

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English Literature

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French and Spanish

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Geography

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History

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ICT

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Mathematics and Further Mathematics

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Physics

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Psychology

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Sociology

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BTEC National Applied Science (Level 3)

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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

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ASDAN - Certificate in Personal Effectiveness (COPE) and Wider Key Skills

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CREATE Skills

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Recreational activities

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About The Stephenson Studio School Sixth Form (Year 12 and 13) Stephenson Studio School is a small school with a 'big school' breadth of choice. Class sizes are capped at 20 and every student is treated as an individual with a personal coach to support you throughout your time in the sixth form. All students will have a personal coach with whom they meet at least once per fortnight to review progress and plan further, that supports the learning sessions they have during the three days per week they are in the sixth form centre. Sixth form students will undertake two days per week employment which is carefully planned and facilitated through the personal coach. During the time with each employer, which will usually be for a minimum of six months per internship, students will make a measurable contribution to their business and will acquire the CREATE skills (see separate section for details) which are so highly valued by employers. Students will be encourages to take part in recreational activities to ensure that they have a rounded curriculum.

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Students will have a choice of two qualification routes, 'A' levels or the BTEC Applied Science Route. Those who opt for 'A' levels will have the choice of three 'A' levels plus Extended Project Qualification and ASDAN COPE in Year 12 and Wider Key skills in Year 13. Those who opt for the BTEC Route will undertake their BTEC course plus Extended Project Qualification and ASDAN COPE in Year 12 and Wider Key skills in Year 13.


타 Did they enjoy the subject at GCSE? 타 Did they feel at GSCE that they wanted to learn more? 타 Did the student's teacher believe they had an aptitude for the subject? 타 Is the student confident about other related subjects (such as Maths or English)?

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Subjects that may be studied at A Level BIOLOGY

Students will develop their microscope skills by observing

The AS and A2 Biology courses involve the study of the structure of living organisms and their fundamental processes. The topics are varied and extend on those studied at GCSE as well as introducing new areas such as behaviour, cell organisation and biotechnology.

specimens and drawing diagrams. There is also an opportunity to attend a residential field course so that ecological studies can be carried out in a variety of habitats.

Ÿ Enthusiasm and commitment

Complementary Subjects

Ÿ An enquiring mind - always wanting to know more

Students who may wish to pursue a biological subject at

Ÿ and understand the subject at a deeper level

university will find that chemistry is usually a requirement.

Ÿ An interest in living things and the environment

Geography is useful for environmental and ecology-related

Ÿ A willingness to learn detailed information Ÿ An aptitude for practical work

courses. Physics, Maths, ICT, Psychology are also complimentary. None of these subjects is essential however and some students choose Biology as their only science subject. In addition to general degree courses in the biological sciences

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The lessons involve both theory and practical work and students

you could apply for more specific subjects such as Biochemistry,

will use different study skills including: making notes, preparing

Microbiology, Genetics or Physiology. Biology is desirable for

information for presentations, planning, executing and writing up

medicine and veterinary science. It can also be combined with

experiments. Students will be expected to revise for tests at the

other disciplines such as a language or business studies. An

end of each topic and be able to apply their knowledge in short

interest in biology can lead to an extensive range of different

structured questions as well as longer essay-type assessments.

careers. These include careers in Medicine and Healthcare,

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BUSINESS STUDIES This course provides an opportunity to study in depth how businesses operate in the modern world on a local, national and global basis. All aspects of business behaviour and the relationships between businesses and consumers are covered. These include how businesses are managed, their strategies for success and how they deal with the ever-changing business environment. The main emphasis is on the application of knowledge to practical business situations and the course covers a wide range of issues including business start ups and growth, marketing, managing people and the impact of international trade. The teaching is based on current events, placing a premium on upEducation, the Environment, Food and Drink, Biotechnology and

to-date issues, which are accessible to students.

agriculture. For further details, visit the Institute of Biology website

The course content is broad. Students are not required to

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have taken particular subjects prior to this course, however, students should have an interest in current affairs. They should be comfortable with expressing themselves in short essay form. They should also be able to carry out financial analysis. The course relies upon personal research and students' ability

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to undertake independent investigations using periodicals, the

consolidating the ideas and reading around them. The use of ICT

internet and books. Such research will be used in set

is encouraged and some specialised software introduced.

assignments and classroom discussions. Assessment is through two exams each year which require candidates to interpret and evaluate selected current news items using their

Students who have taken Chemistry at GCSE will extend their practical skills.

knowledge of how businesses work. The Royal Society of Chemistry's posters say "Not all chemists Students may apply to university business schools offering degrees in management-related courses in specialist areas such as marketing, finance or retailing. The discipline also fits well with social sciences and politics. The subject provides an ideal basis for a career in business as an entrepreneur or in a senior corporate role. It is also an excellent means of gaining a better understanding of current affairs.

wear white coats". Sixth form chemistry can lead to a degree in Chemistry which opens up an enormous range of career possibilities, both in and out of science. For details and ideas go to http://www.chemsoc.org/careers. An exciting career in chemistry research is available to those who really excel at the subject. Some sixth formers find chemistry an asset in applying for courses in another scientific field, eg. materials science, biochemistry, medicine and physiotherapy. Degree courses combining chemistry with languages, management, law and

CHEMISTRY Chemistry lessons involve both theory and practical work. Students will use different study skills including: making notes,

countless other disciplines are also available. ENGLISH LANGUAGE

preparing information for presentations, revising for tests at the end of each topic, executing and writing up experiments. They will be expected to spend more time outside lessons

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The study of English Language at AS and A2 level provides students with a natural progression from their GCE study of


English Language. It encourages students to develop their interest

conversation and how language functions in different social

and appreciation of English, through learning about its structures

contexts:

and its functions, its developments and its variations. It allows students to develop their ability to express themselves in speech and writing, producing texts for different audiences, purposes

Unit 1: Categorising Texts Unit 2: Creating Texts.

and in different genres. This subject can be studied alongside English Literature or on its own. At A2, students explores the nature and functions of language, 타 Develop methods of exploring and understanding spoken and written language in use 타 Understand the roles of purposes, audiences and contexts and the impact of these pressures upon language production and reception 타 Use linguistic methods to analyse and investigate a variety of extracts taken from everyday sources.

how its key constituent parts have developed under the influence of a variety of contextual factors and how these changes may be analysed and evaluated creatively: Unit 3: Developing Language Unit 4: Investigating Language

At AS, this specification enables students to explore the fundamental structures and functions of writing, speech and

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ENGLISH LITERATURE

purpose and methods of achieving that purpose; this means building on the skills gained at GCSE. You will develop a broad

English at AS and A2 has always been a dynamic and forward looking subject. It is a literature-based course which includes the study of an exciting range of poetry, prose and drama and covers a period of time ranging form the 14th century to the present day. Students should expect to read texts from Shakespeare, Chaucer and Austen as well as from contemporary authors such as Mark Haddon, Angela Carter and Khaled Hossein!

understanding of some of the ways in which literature is written and read and will be prepared for written exam and coursework - much as you are already used to. In terms of workload, expect an exam-style essay about once a week, independent note taking and wider reading, especially in relation to coursework. Thorough preparation for lessons will be vital, as will be the enthusiasm to communicate your ideas in discussion and debate which is the basis of all lessons. All 'A' level subject studies are also delivered through projects which enable the application of

타 Choose this subject if you have a passion for reading and discovery and a genuine interest in the way writers express their ideas 타 Choose it if you are confident about your ability to write - and enjoy expressing your ideas both on paper or orally

knowledge and skills to real life situations. The projects are commissioned by clients who will use the outcomes of the projects to support either their business or the local community.

타 Choose it because you like to think independently and know you are well-motivated

English will complement other subjects such as History and

타 Choose it because you enjoyed GCSE and want to explore literature more deeply

who enjoy a different method of study. With respect to further

Geography and is extremely popular with linguists and scientists education, the subject is highly popular in its own right and well respected for its academic rigour, but is also useful for any arts-

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All tasks undertaken during the course relate to close literary

related courses such as journalism, law and philosophy. In career

analysis: understanding the relationship between the writer's

terms, "the world is your oyster".

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FRENCH AND SPANISH

Advanced qualifications in modern languages are a huge plus in our increasingly international world. They are an enormously useful tool in themselves, or as add-ons to a very wide range of other subjects, and open many doors to you.

Advanced GCE languages are basically more of what you are used to from GCSE. Languages do not get more difficult the further you take them; you just learn more of them, spread your wings and enjoy being able to cope in a bigger range of situations.

language, at least at AS, is not seen as a plus. As with University courses, so with careers. The possible range is huge, and only a minority make their languages their career, though very many use their languages as a tool in their working life.

Languages go with any other subjects, at least up to AS, and we have had people use an A2 language as part of their package for medicine at University too, though it is more usual to combine a language at that level with at least one other non-science subject - or other language! Doing a language at Advanced GCE does not for a minute mean you have to carry it on at University. Some do, but many use it as part of their bundle for a huge range of courses. It is difficult to think of any course for which a modern

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GEOGRAPHY

Ÿ You will be aware of events around you and appreciate that people have different views and there are different solutions to issues

Geography at both AS and A2 comprises both human and physical units in which you will earn about a wide range of topics

You can combine Geography with a range of other subjects. The

such as:

following show some complementary subjects and the possible

Ÿ The issues that affect people and the places they live in

careers, but they are merely illustrations to stimulate your

Ÿ How people affect the environment we all live in

imagination and there are many, many more.

Ÿ What decisions are being made about the management of resources

Maths, Physics, Chemistry +

Ÿ An appreciation of current events and world problems such as natural hazards and the plight of refugees Ÿ How to plan a fieldwork investigation - the collection of primary and secondary data and how to analyse it

= Medicine, Surveying,

Meteorology Economics, ICT, Languages, Maths +

= Banking,

Planning, Tourism, Accountancy Art, design, ICT +

= Architecture, Cartography,

Graphic Design The skills you learn are wide and varied. If you study

English, Languages, History, ICT +

Geography you will have the following advantages:

Law, Journalism

Ÿ You will know about local, national and global issues and be able to talk about them Ÿ You will have developed skills such as using maps, photographs, diagrams and statistics, explaining your ideas clearly to others

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Biology, Chemistry + Sciences

= Publishing,

= Management, Environmental


HISTORY History compliments most other subjects: This is not simply learning the facts of the past but analysing key historical events and developments to better understand the

Ÿ The literacy and communication skills developed fit in well with subjects like English, Classics and Religious Studies

modern world. History allows us to look at a vast array of other

Ÿ The analytical skills complement Maths and Sciences very well

subjects such as Politics, Economics, Psychology, Geography,

Ÿ Linguists and Geographers are also very welcome - an international outlook is always useful

medicine and other sciences in order to understand why things are as they are.

History is a highly regarded subject and admissions tutors will see a good grade as proof of intelligence, regardless of what you go

Ÿ Well motivated and capable of working independently Ÿ Articulate with sound literacy skills Ÿ Interested and willing to debate ideas and interpretations

on to do next. The skills of assimilating and analysing information and formulating and communicating arguments are ones which employers in Business, Law, Journalism and the Civil Service are always keen on. Your particular expertise might also take you into areas like research, museums, the arts and teaching.

Above all, you should be genuinely interested in the past.

As well as document work, where you will be analysing historical sources, you will be expected to write essays - but that isn't actually as bad as it sounds. You will be expected to read around the subject and use a wide range of materials - articles, books, films and internet sites. Willingness to chip into any discussion will also be helpful.

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ICT

Information and Communication Technology is an exciting subject that enables students to have a thorough understanding of how technology improves business: when to use ICT; to understand the successful application of ICT and value for money. The course tests students on practical experience in identifying methods of solution, and the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of actual solutions based on a variety of applications software that processes different types of data.

타 Patience and tenacity to stick with a problem to find the right solution 타 An interest in business and how ICT supports businesses

strong demand for new employees with business and technology

타 Accurate attention to detail

common sense. Over 90% of all management jobs require

타 Creative flair

significant use of ICT.

ICT and Business Studies are excellent 'A' level subjects to study together should students wish to pursue a career in big business

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via a Business and Information Systems degree. There remains

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MATHEMATICS AND FURTHER MATHEMATICS

The AS course consists of three units; two core units of pure mathematics and one application unit of statistics. The core units deal with algebraic techniques, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, series and elementary calculus. One of the core units is examined with a non-calculator paper. Statistics is essentially about probability techniques and correlation/ regression. The A2 course extends the pure mathematics with two further units and introduces and mechanics unit. Mechanics covers forces in equilibrium and motion, kinematics and momentum.

any homework given by trying extra examples, especially from the end of chapter exercises.

Further Mathematics is also available, requiring another three

Mathematics, apart from its own inherent value, supports a wide

units for AS or six for A2. These will include further compulsory

range of subjects and has applications to many fields -

pure mathematic units and some choice of additional application

mathematics can be studied with anything at AS and A2!

units in statistics, mechanics or discreet mathematics. Discrete mathematics covers algorithms, graph theory, networks and linear programming. Further mathematics cannot be taken alone.

Further mathematics is advisable for those going on to a maths, physics or engineering degree.

Key skills are required. Students' algebraic skills need to be basically sound to attempt AS/A2 mathematics as the course

Mathematics at Advanced GCE is essential for many University

relies heavily upon algebra. It is vital that students supplement

degrees, but is also a good background for degrees in geography,

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psychology, sports science, economics and many others. Careers

PHYSICS

which need mathematics include scientific research, actuarial work, economics and statistical services and teaching. Other avenues include investment banking and financial modelling, accountancy, information technology systems, operational research and producing coding systems for banks and

Physics help us to understand how our world works, from the tiny particles which make up our world, to huge galaxies. It is the foundation of modern technology and development.

government. Companies often look for people who have been

If you have enjoyed physics so far and want to continue your

trained in mathematical thinking.

studies, then consider taking A-level Physics at Stephenson Studio School. The course we offer is varied and challenging, and offers opportunities for students with a wide range of interests.

Lessons will be mainly through class teaching on electronic

The course on offer takes a contextual approach to ensure that

interactive or ordinary whiteboards with discussion, but use of

the topics covered are engaging and exciting, and apply to the

appropriate software, spreadsheets, revision dvds/materials and

real world.

web sites will support your studies. 타 An enquiring mind and asks how things work, enjoys a challenge and likes problem solving 타 Strong mathematical skills (at least AS maths is helpful, especially for A2 physics) 타 Strong practical skills, can relate theory to real experiments 타 Ability to write logically, expressing complex ideas clearly and concisely

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are essential in a wide range of careers. AS level studies are a step up from GCSE, some of the content

The Institute of Physics website has much more information on

will be familiar, but the depth of study is greater. It is necessary to

the options following A-level Physics (www.iop.org).

support your studies with work outside the classroom; consolidating ideas and reading around upcoming areas. There is a large practical aspect to the course, building upon skills from GCSE and preparing students for further study beyond Alevel.

The course is assessed through exams and practical assessments. The majority of the content is assessed in formal examinations, one for each of the two units studied at AS, and the same for A2. The exams are each worth 20% of the final qualification, and the practical assessments are worth 10% in each year.

- Although not essential, it is helpful to

PSYCHOLOGY

study A-level Maths alongside Physics, as many similar subject areas are covered. Chemistry and biology can help with the practical skills needed for A-level Physics. Depending on your

Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind, and

plans, many subjects can work alongside Physics, and it can be

behaviour. It is both a thriving academic discipline and a vital

helpful to have a range of subjects at A-level.

professional practice. Psychologists and psychological research

- A-level Physics will be an asset for many career paths, including the obvious options of further studies in physics, maths or engineering. Any health care profession will benefit from the study of physics at A-level; medicine, physiotherapy, dentistry or radiography to name a few. As well as careers as diverse as architecture, meteorology and sports science. Physics can provide many of the analytical and problem solving skills which

have a big impact on all aspects of public life, particularly in areas such as education, health, the economy, industry, and the criminal justice system. Advanced GCE Psychology gives you an understanding of important aspects of human behaviour. The course covers a range of fascinating topics such as child development, stress, aggression, eating disorders, social relationships, media influences on behaviour, schizophrenia, Sixth form option booklet

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ethics, and memory; and will give you a critical understanding of a

forensic psychology, occupational therapy, nursing and midwifery,

range of theories such as psychoanalysis and behaviourism.

engineering, physiotherapy, design, human resource management, marketing, occupational psychology, banking,

타 A genuine interest in human behaviour 타 An ability to learn and critically evaluate theories and studies 타 A reasonable understanding of statistics (a grade B or above in GCSE Maths)

accountancy, management consultancy, law, teaching, social work, criminology, educational psychology, journalism, publishing and public relations. For more information, visit the British Psychological Society website at www.bps.org.uk SOCIOLOGY

Psychology is taught using a variety of enjoyable active learning techniques (for example, mind mapping, quizzes, card matching and poster presentations). You will make revision notes, draw diagrams, answer short questions, write 12-mark mini essays, make presentations, discuss theories, and conduct mini experiments and observations.

Sociology is the systematic study of people, social life, and society. It is a highly regarded academic subject that is taught at all the top universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. Sociologists are interested in a wide variety of fascinating topics such as health and illness (sociology of medicine), feminism (social theory, religious cults (sociology of religion), suicide (criminology, divorce, the cult of celebrity (media), human rights (law), voting behaviour (politics), poverty, and unemployment

Psychology goes well with any subject. It complements both

(socio-economics). AS/A2 sociology gives you an understanding

science and arts subjects, particularly biology, chemistry, physics,

of fundamental aspects of society, and of how sociologists study

geography, sociology, and economics.

and explain people's behaviour.

Possible careers include medicine, health psychology, psychiatry,

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타 A genuine interest in human relationships - from individual behaviour to societies 타 An ability to learn and critically evaluate complex theories and studies 타 An aptitude for writing short answer questions and mini-Essays

Sociology is taught using a variety of enjoyable active learning techniques (e.g., mind mapping, quizzes, card matching, tabular work). Students will make revision notes, answer short questions, write essays, make PowerPoint presentations and evaluate studies and theories.

and internationally; the sociological study of the nature and social distribution of mental illness. Sociology can provide strong foundations for degrees such PPE

Sociology can compliment subjects such as geography,

(Oxford), law, international relations, criminology, and SPS

psychology, English, religious studies and economics. For students

(Cambridge); as well as for careers such as human resource

keen to study science and who want a career in medicine,

management, marketing, banking, management consultancy, civil

sociology is a very useful fourth subject. It can demonstrate a

service, local and national government, journalism, teaching,

deeper understanding of the social implications of core related

social work, educational psychology, publishing, public relations,

issues. For example, in addressing health issues students may

probation service, occupational therapy, nursing and midwifery.

consider the unequal social distribution of health and illness in the

For further details, see the British Sociological Association

United Kingdom by social class, age, gender, ethnicity and region,

website at www.britsoc.co.uk.

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transferable and will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in their own status or employment, or general changes in applied Science practice, provision or environment BTEC Nationals are qualifications that are designed to provide specialist work related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment. Students have the opportunity to gain the equivalent of 3 'A' Levels through an assignment based approach to learning. This covers units from all three Science disciplines. These qualifications offer an approach which is different to other NQF Level 3 qualifications in Science and will appeal to learners who prefer portfolio based assessment covering a variety of

Ÿ Giving learners the opportunity to gain a national recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as a Science Technician or Assistant Practitioner, or to progress to other vocational qualifications such as Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Higher Nationals in Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics or health-related or other science related qualifications Ÿ Providing opportunities for learners to focus on the development of the major key skills and the wider key skills, such as improving their own learning and performance and working with others, in context Ÿ Providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life

scientific investigations. On successful completion of a BTEC National qualification, learners can progress into or within employment and/or continue The BTEC Nations in Applied Science have been developed in the Science sector to focus on: Ÿ Flexibility of pathway to suit learners' needs, providing a range of applied qualifications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Laboratory and Industrial Science, Medical Science and Forensic Science Ÿ Giving learners the opportunity to acquire technical and employability skills, knowledge and understanding which are

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their study at University in the same vocational area. Scientists work in industry, the health service, government establishments and educational institutions. Fields of work include research and development and scientific analysis, and there are job opportunities in almost every industry, from Food and Drink to Pharmaceuticals. The BTEC Level 3 National


Diplomas in Applied Science offer the opportunity to specialise in areas ranging from Forensics to Medicine.

The Extended Project Qualification is equivalent to an AS Level. Using a six grade scale from A* to E, it attracts UCAS Points.

It provides an opportunity for students to extend their abilities beyond their abilities beyond the A Level syllabus and prepare for

EPQ prepares students for university study. It develops and

university or their future career. It can also be used to earn extra

provides evidence of the skills universities are looking for:

UCAS points. It allows students to embark on largely self-directed projects. By

Ÿ Experience of in-depth study in specialised topics, e.g. Medical Research, Politics or Astronomy, closer to actual university courses

taking responsibility for the choice and design of an individual

Ÿ Confidence to work independently and creatively

project (or an individual role in a group project) they:

Ÿ Practice in essay writing and independent research

Ÿ Become more critical, reflect and independent learners Ÿ Develop and apply decision making and problem solving skills Ÿ Increase their planning, research, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills Ÿ Learn to apply new technologies confidently Ÿ Demonstrate creativity, initiative and enterprise

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CoPE provides a framework for the development, assessment

Students choose challenges from the following six modules:

and accreditation of generic and wider key skills and wider

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Active Citizenship

activities, through a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3.

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Work Related Activities

The qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting young

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Career Planning

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Global Awareness

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Enrichment Activities

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Extended Project

people's activities. It promotes, and allows centres to record a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements of young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges.

Students gain credits for challenges completed, with two credits awarded for 20 hours of activity, three credits for 30 hours and CoPE Level 3 is primarily intended for students in post-16

five credits for 50 hours. Students must gain a minimum of 15

education and offers an ideal solution to the accreditation of the

credits to complete the fully qualification, choosing challenges

wider activities frequently undertaken as a central part of the

from at least three modules.

post-16 experience. Students produce a portfolio of evidence, which should demonstrate competence in the Wider Key Skills (Working with CoPE at Level 3 has recognition from UCAS and is worth 70

Others, Improving Own Learning and Performance and Problem

UCAS points (roughly equivalent to an A Grade at AS Level).

Solving) at Level 3 and the units Planning and Carrying Out

The qualification offers progression to Main Key Skills and Wider Key Skills at Level 3.

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Research, Communicating Through Discussion and Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation at Level 3.


Evidence for the Wider Key Skills may be drawn from work undertaken within: GCSE, GCE, AVCE, GNVQ and NVQ Qualifications; ASDAN programmes; work experience; employment; voluntary or youth work.

The Wider Key skills qualifications aim to develop and recognise each candidate's ability to apply these skills in ways that are appropriate to difference contexts and to improve the quality of their learning and performance. They are intended for everyone, from pupils in schools to Chief Executives in large companies.

Wider Key Skills are skills that are commonly needed for success in a range of activities in education and training, work and life in general. They are: 타

Working with Others

Improving Own Learning and Performance

Problem Solving

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The Studio School CREATE skills framework Whilst at the Stephenson Studio School students will acquire key employability and life skills through the CREATE framework. Five principles underpin the CREATE framework: 1

- a simple and easy to use structure that is accessible to both students and staff;

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CREATE focuses on six key skills that will enable students to thrive both at work, at university or through further training or study. The CREATE framework is the 'language' of the Stephenson Studio School and these skills are formally accredited alongside your GCSE's. The six key skills are:

- CREATE uses no jargon, only clear, basic

Ÿ Communication

language that anyone can understand; 3

Ÿ Relating to people

- every skill is assessed so that the students

Ÿ Enterprise

know exactly what is expected of them; 4

Ÿ Applying knowledge

- students are expected to exhibit their skills in a wide range of settings, not just in school;

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Ÿ Thinking

- CREATE will evolve every year to reflect new research, qualifications and a changing jobs market.

Ÿ Emotional intelligence The diagram on the following page explains CREATE in further depth.

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The CREATE Framework Communication

Relating to People

Enterprise

Applied

Thinking

Emotional Intelligence

Definition Learners can

Learners understand

Learners are

Learners

Learners are able to

Learners understand

communicate

and are able to

creative and have

understand and are

independently build

and are able to

effectively through a

successfully interact

the initiative skills

able to effectively

connections,

manage theirs and

variety of methods

with others in a

to recognise and

apply their

processing

others emotions,

range of

respond to

knowledge and

information to make

channelling them

circumstances

opportunity

skills to a variety

reasoned

effectively and

of situations

judgements and

positively

solve problems Skill Area Explain

Collaborate

Create

School and Learning

Research

Interpreting myself

Express

Negotiate

Plan

Family and Relationships

Analyse

Managing myself

Present

Responsibility

Execute

Work and Employment

Decision

Interpreting others

Reflection

My local Community

Managing other

Wider world

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All sixth form students have the opportunity to take part in recreational activities. In addition there will be the opportunity to work towards a 'world challenge'. 'Duke of Edinburgh' and take part in a host of clubs.

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