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Courses Contents

Welcome ...1 Why choose us? ...2 Facilities ...3 Choosing your course ...4-5 A guide to levels ...6 What is expected? ...7 Careers...35-36 Enrichment.37

FAQs ...38

The Arts / Media...8-10 Business and Accounts ...11-12 English ...13 Home Economics ...14 Health and Social Care ...15

Our Aims St Louis Grammar School is a Catholic community within which both staff and students work in the pursuit of all aspects of spiritual, educational and personal excellence. We aim to:

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Help pupils to grow in the Catholic faith

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Provide a happy, caring and stimulating learning environment

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Provide a broad, balanced, coherent and relevant curriculum

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Establish and develop a partnership between pupils, parents and teachers

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Help pupils understand the world in which they live, to make informed decisions about their lives and to prepare them for the future

History, Geography and Politics 16-18

ICT / Computing ...19-20 Mathematics ...21 Modern Languages ...22-24 Religion ...25 Sciences ...26-28 Sociology ...29 PE ...30 Technology, Engineering and Construction ...31-34

The education of sixth form students at St. Louis Grammar School is regarded as a three way partnership between the school, the student and their parents / guardians.


Welcome

Welcome to St. Louis Grammar School 6th Form

Key Contacts

If you are completing your GCSEs this summer it is time for you to make some very important decisions about your future. We hope that this prospectus will provide the information you need to make the right choices.

Principal Mr Kevin Martin

St. Louis 6th form is open to all 16+ learners in the local area and beyond who meet the entrance criteria. This year we are offering a range of new and exciting flexible qualifications with clear pathways into third level education or the world of work. We aim to promote open and co-operative learning through the use of new technologies. Our expert staff offer high quality teaching, guidance and support to enable you to reach your full potential in a caring environment.

Head of Careers Mrs Julie Devlin

Whether you wish to study academic or applied / vocational qualifications, St. Louis 6th form is for you! You can choose from a wide range of courses and study them here or for some courses in our partner schools.

Š St. Louis Grammar School

We have invested heavily in new resources in order to make your time in 6th form an enjoyable and rewarding one.

Vice Principal Miss Louise Carr Head of 6th Form Mr Eamonn McGlue

Address 151 Newry Road, Kilkeel, BT34 4EU Website www.stlouis6thform.com Email info@stlouis.org.uk Tel 028 4176 2747 Fax 028 4176 5694

The school is obliged to run courses in a cost-effective manner. Therefore the school reserves the right to not offer courses listed in this prospectus if there is insufficient uptake.


your use. “I want to get in to a good univ ersity” Many of our pupils achieve exce llent results and go on to study successfully in Queen’s, UU , other Irish universities and many UK universities includin g Oxbridge.

studying?” “What support will I get while d, and the Head of 6th You will have a tutor, a Year Hea form to help you in your studies.

“Is it easy to settle in?” We have always welcomed students from other schools in to the 6th form and they find it easy to mak e new friends and to fit in.

“What are the staff like at St. Louis?” Our well-qualified, experienced staff are friendly, helpful and approachable.

Why choose us?

I study” “I want the best facilities while for 6th formers with a We have fantastic study facilities computers exclusively for study room, common room and

“I’m not sure what to do in the future” Our careers staff offer co mprehensive and impartial advice and 6th form pupils get dedicated tutorials onc e a week to support Caree r planning and the UCAS and CAO applications proce ss.

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The study room is for quiet study or use of the ICT facilities. Pupils can also use their own lap tops during this time.

IT Suites y to computers in the stud 6th formers have access d during study periods. room. These can be booke o Music Technology will als Pupils studying Music or art iMacs situated in the have access to state of the ICT rooms. ology, Construction, Pupils studying ICT, Techn sic Technology may have Engineering, Music or Mu d into the ICT facilities. additional periods booke uipped ICT rooms. Pupils The school has four well eq ir own laptops or other are also allowed to use the dy room. Using these suitable devices in the stu tss the school’s wireless ne devices pupils can acce s. and other online resource work to use the Internet

Study Room Pupils can access the co mmon room during lunch and bre ak times.

C o mmo n R o o m Pupils who study PE at A level will have access to our own fitness suite. All pupils will be able to access the fitness suite during certain times . The suite features a range of professional equipment.

This is a time to relax from your studies and to socialise wit h your peers and catch up on the day’s events.

Fitness Suite

Facilities

Pupils are given study pe riods in the study room when the y are not attending lessons.

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Choosing the right course for you

Pupil Profile

New 6th form pupils are expected to choose a minimum of three AS level or equivalent post 16 qualifications. Pupils who have not obtained the full entry requirements must take a minimum of three AS levels or equivalent qualifications.

A Levels Achieved

Pupils who meet the full entry requirements will be expected to take 4 AS levels or equivalent in the first year. Alternatively you can choose a more vocational path by studying BTECs / Cambridge Technical or other A levels and combine these to a maximum of 4 A level equivalents in the first year. One or more A levels may be taken with our partner school.

Chemistry - A* / Physics - A Biology - A / Mathematics - A

Please take the time to read carefully the requirements for each course.

Name Helena Kennedy Age 20

“I am currently studying Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to become a top surgeon! It was St. Louis that provided me with the framework that allowed me to get to where I am today and I enjoyed each of my 7 years there. The teachers are fantastic and would go to any length to help. If you enjoy sport, music or art on top of your academic studies, St. Louis won’t disappoint as the opportunities to excel in these fields are endless! The friends I have made and the experience I’ve had will stay with me forever. Choose St. Louis!”

Post 16 Courses AS Level: This is a one year modular course composed of two or three units. Most courses are assessed by examination or coursework or a combination of both. This is graded from A-E.

A2 Level: In the second year you take two or three units and are awarded the full A level which is graded from A*-E.

BTEC: This level 3 qualification is mostly coursework based and is graded as Pass / Merit / Distinction / Distinction * which has equivalencies to A level grades and UCAS points.

Level 2 / GCSE: Level 2 courses are the GCSEs / BTEC National Firsts / OCR Nationals / Key Skills examinations you may have taken in St. Louis or your previous school.

Name Adam Fallon Age 20 A Levels Achieved ICT - A / English - B / Technology - B “I am proud to record that I am a past pupil of St Louis Grammar School. I am currently studying Computer Science at QUB and I am involved with a start-up company (www.lucyannabella.com) utilising the enterprising and entrepreneurial skills developed during my time at school. At St Louis I learned respect for others, the importance of education, and was instilled with the enthusiasm and positivity required for pursuing a path into higher education. I would recommend anyone looking for a top class education in an environment that nurtures creativity, excellence and the willingness to succeed, to look no further than St Louis. “

Choosing your course

Pupil Profile

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This option offers a vocational route and often a more enjoyable route for those who prefer a portfolio based course without formal examinations. Some pupils benefit greatly from opting for vocational courses as this raises their level of achievement.

Does Queen’s University accept or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Awards?

Yes - Queen’s does not ask students to achieve UCAS points - they ask for grades or the grade equivalent. They do not focus on the overall BTEC / Cambridge Technical level achieved - instead they will specify the exact number of Distinctions and Merits required for If you enjoy a course and are confident that it matches your interest each unit. In general 6 Distinctions are considered equivalent to an and suits your learning style there is every chance that you will A at A level By Queen’s. 3 Merits and 3 Distinctions considered a B. excel! Does the University of Ulster accept BTEC or Cambridge Entry to University courses can be gained by presenting high levels Technical Level 3 Awards? of achievement in a range of Level 3 qualifications. These include BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas and other vocational offerings such as the Yes - if you obtain an overall Distinction in your BTEC then you will be judged as having the equivalent of an A level grade A. If you Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in ICT. achieve an overall Merit then you will be judged as having the BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas / Cambridge Tech. consist of: equivalent of an A level grade C. The University of Ulster along with · 6 units of work other Tariff Universities throughout the UK follow the UCAS Tariff guidelines. · Are portfolio based

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Are assessed over two years

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Each unit of work is graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass

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An overall level is awarded after the portfolio is completed and assessed by an examiner. This will be an overall Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass.

Who should be cautious about selecting a BTEC / Cambridge Technical option?

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Students hoping to study at a university in the Republic of Ireland

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Students hoping to embark on a degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science

· Students hoping to study at Oxford or Cambridge. If you obtain an Overall Distinction in your BTEC / Cambridge Technical, you will be judged as having the equivalent of an A level Who should not take more than one BTEC / Cambridge Technical option? grade A and will be awarded the equivalent UCAS points of 120. If you achieve an Overall Merit in your BTEC / Cambridge Technical, · you will be considered to have the equivalent of an A Level Grade C and will be awarded the equivalent UCAS points of 80.

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Students hoping to gain a place at St Mary’s University College, Stranmillis College or another teacher training college in the UK. Students considering some degree courses in Queen’s University Belfast. QUB will only give consideration to one level 3 applied course in an applicant’s academic profile.

Choosing your course

Why BTEC or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Awards?

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Accounts

ICT

Art and Design

Irish

Biology

Mathematics

Business studies / Applied Bus.

Media Studies

Chemistry

Music

Computing

Music Technology

English Literature

Physics

French

Politics

Geography

Religious Studies

Health and Social Care

Sociology

Home Economics

Spanish

History

Technology

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma in ICT

lumban’s and settled in I joined St. Louis from St. Co one and supported from day quickly. I was welcomed d o shared my interests an and made great friends wh t lent teaching, great suppor cel ex d oye enj I s. ion bit am d I am now on my chosen and encouragement an degree course. Mechanical Engineering Ryan Newell; QUB MEng

6+ A*- C GCSEs

Levels Pupils achieving 6+A*-C are expected to take 4 AS levels, or BTEC / Applie d equivalents, in Lower 6th . Pupils who do not achie ve these grades can ma ke an appointment via the sch ool office to arrange an interview with the Princip al. If successful you will be expected to take 3 qualifica tions, and complete the CoPE Level 3 Award (Ce rtificate of Personal Effectiveness). This qualif ication is worth 70 UCAS points. Pupils can take a comb ination of AS Levels and BTECs / Applied courses to a m aximum of four subjects. Pupils should get advice from teachers and the Head of Careers before making their choices.

A guide to levels

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form pupil you are:

As a St. Louis sixth generation of xt ne r ou are th six Pupils in the ependently expected to work ind · rs. leade with staff work collaboratively e models and must to rol ted as n ec see exp are · rs Sixth forme rs and fellow may w respect to teache sibly at all times. You sho pon to res d t an ac fore re the ger t as a mentor to youn students also be asked to ac such es rol l oo sch ole wh e on ! pupils, as well as tak · expected to succeed ans additional me ich wh ct’ efe ‘Pr as uld be in 6th form, pupils sho In order to succeed responsibilities. . These three chievement triangle’ n ‘a ow the sh of ve are ha aw you is 6th form If you choose St. Lou ll success: d points lead to overa ther your learning an fur to ed cid de e you hav same ability, but pupils start with the here. Therefore you are all t be No to nt ility wa Ab u yo t tha e nner at duration of the cours e in a responsible ma s will develop over the thi expected to behav lessons, effectively. tual to school and to provided you study all times, to be punc the in e tim re use of your spa ar link between and to make good s. endance There is a cle Att ilitie fac m roo n mo com vement. Every lesson study room, Gym and attendance and achie uired for A . tely vital information req ed to dress appropria missed may contain You are also expect m for sixth formers is exams. full list of school unifor formers should 6th ck. pa me lco succeed - you simply included in the we e Pupils must want to itud Att your e. pearanc passive approach to take pride in their ap nnot afford to take a ca teer, to give back, to volun studies. You are encouraged ! be n ca u yo to take part, to be all y to end seven en-

a great wa Being Head Boy was me to uis. This role helped joyable years at St Lo the d I thoroughly enjoyed grow in confidence an pared for I have been well pre extra responsibilities. ciate the ty and I greatly appre transition to universi all gement provided by support and encoura my teachers. Boy Aidan Farrell, Head

I loved my time at St. Louis. Both the teachers and pupi ls are very welcoming an d help you to make well informed decisio ns about university. I really enjoyed the responsibility that came with being Head Gi rl.

Meghan Sloan, He ad Girl

What is expected...


This course can lead to: Careers and further training in:

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Fine art

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Graphic design

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Interior design

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Illustration

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Fashion and textiles

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Photography

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Animation

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Theatre Design

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Three dimensional design

e, artistic students wishing Art: A must for all creativ huge, exciting field. to pursue a career in this and Design, students Through studying GCE Art have opportunities to:

enthusiasm for art, Develop an interest in and craft and design; erstanding of art, · Gain knowledge and und (including craft, design and media porary and past technologies) in contem cultures; in a broad range of · Gain experience in working and new media and media including traditional technologies;

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ir creative, Develop and enhance the ures intellectual and artistic cult

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Entry Requirements: 6 GCSEs A*-C including Eng

lish, Maths and Art

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o AS 1: Coursework Portfoli

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ent AS 2: Externally set assignm

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n A2 1: Personal Investigatio

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ent A2 2: Externally set assignm

Higher education in:

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Pre-degree foundation courses

and Design

Creative Jobs include: ign; Advertising; Graphic Des g; Architecture; Printmakin Teaching / Lecturing; sign Stage design; Jewellery De

in Art

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Degree courses in Art and Desi gn

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Other degree courses in universi

ty

The Art and Design course at St. Louis allowed me to develop importan t skills and gave me the chance to work with different mediums. I was encouraged to work creatively in my own style. After I graduate I hop e to find work in the film or animatio n industry. Jennifer Hardy—Past Pupil

erent roles, functions, Gain an awareness of diff of art, craft and audiences and consumers design practice and

The Arts

A r t a n d D e s ig n A Level

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, s listening to , performing Music: This course involve ents wide variety of instrum and composing music. A used in the including the voice can be

Music Technology - A perfect cho ice for hard working students willing to dev elop their skills in music production through prac tical coursework based assignments and examina tions. Are you keen to create and reco rd music? Are you interested in a career in the soun d, music, or the entertainment industries? Are you interested in learning how to use music tech nology to further develop your ICT skills? If yes the n the A Level in Music Technology is for you!

performance .

pupils who can perform The A level is suitable for e standard of at least grad any style of music to the d musicians are often 5. Good rock and Irish Tra ady. playing at this standard alre at A2 Course Units—2 at AS / 2 ing Music AS 1: Making and Apprais sition) (Practical Exam / Compo

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Where else can you experiment with recording equipment and state-of-the-a rt iMac computers to arrange, compose, perform and record music? Pupils taking this course will use iMacs plus other recording equipment such as a digital mixing desk, microphones and amplifie rs to compose their own music and develop musi c production techniques.

ic AS 2: Responding to Mus (Examination on set works)

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ing Music A2 1: Making and Apprais osition) (Practical exam / Comp

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A2 2: Responding to music

ments Music A Level Entry Require a GCSE in music, good 6 GCSEs A*-C—Including rest in composing music listening skills, and an inte of any style. to: Both courses could lead Careers in: Music Production Sound engineering

· · · Music Performance · Media · Composing

Higher Education course · Music Technology

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Music Education ICT Popular Music Media Performing Arts

s in:

The Arts

M u si c Te c h n o lo g y A Level

M u s ic A Level

In the AS and A2 years you mu st complete three practical recording and MIDI based tasks. You will also study popular music style s and sit an exam based on this and your knowled ge of music technology based recording techniques.

Music Technology Entry Requirements 6 GCSEs A*-C - Including good listening skills, a grade in an instrument or voice OR an interview with the Music Technology staff. Whilst a grade in an instrument is not require d, the course involves computer-based music composition so therefore good ICT and music key board skills are desirable.

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Course units at AS:

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Unit 1 - Media Representa tions and Responses – This unit aim s to provide candidates with a framewo rk for analysing the media and requires the m to explore representations and au dience/user responses. · Unit 2 - Media Productio n Processes - This unit is designed to enable can didates to demonstrate knowledge, understandin g and skills in media production processes thr ough research, planning, production and evaluation. Candidates will be required to produce three pieces of coursework. This can incl ude a range of tasks such as film production to print and web based publications.

uses a combination of The Media A level course and creative work to analysis, research, theory and film, and popular cul study examples from TV their production, form ture in general, examining and reception. for anyone interested in the Media is a good choice ure and society, and a media and its role in cult iring to work in the good start for anyone asp creative industries. By studying Media you will

learn to:

and appreciation of enhance your enjoyment our daily lives the media and its role in

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ing of the media · develop critical understand media products and through engagement with creative application concepts and through the of production skills es, technologies and · explore production process other relevant contexts research skills and your become independent in tion application in their produc

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This course could lead to · TV Production

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careers in:

Video Editing Print Journalism Advertising Programme Researcher Broadcast Journalism

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Public relations Market researcher

er Television / Film / TV produc Multimedia Specialist Irish / NI film Industry ia Online advertising and med Media Analyst

The Arts

M e d ia A Level

A2

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Unit 3 - Media Investigat ion and Production Candidates are require d to undertake an individual investigation into a specific area of study focused on one of the foll owing concepts: genre, narrative or represe ntation. · Unit 4 - Media - Text, Indu stry and Audience Candidates are require d to develop their knowledge and underst anding of the relationship between media text s, their audiences and the industries which pro duce and distribute them.

Media Entry Requiremen ts 6 GCSEs A*-C - A good gra de in GCSE in English / English Literature. A GCSE in Media studies would be helpful but not essent ial.

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hts into how and why Business Studies gives insig s you develop businesses operate. It help isions are made and how understanding of how dec rse covers a broad they affect people. The cou topics and enables range of business related wide, varied role of students to understand the . business in today’s society at A2 Course Units—2 at AS / 2 iness AS 1: The Competitive Bus

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The applied A level in business will suit those pupils who excel at Coursework. The Applied A level does include some examination opt ions and these will be decided in conjunction with the teacher. Pupils who have taken the App lied A level in the past have achieved excellent results. Course Units: 3 at AS:

Business

Studies st udents on a visit to Wa rrenpoint Harbour Authority

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Unit 1 - Investigating Business-

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Unit 2 - People in Business- Cou

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Unit 3 - Financial Planning and

(1 1/2 hour Exam) Resources

Coursework rsework

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AS 2: Managing Business (1 1/2 Hour Exam)

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isions A2 1: Making Business Dec (2 Hour Exam)

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ss Environment A2 2: The Changing Busine seen Case Study) (2 Hour Exam Based On Un

Your teacher will then choose two further units from the following options:

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At A2 there is one mandatory unit

uirements Business A Level Entry Req English, and Maths. You 6 GCSEs A*-C—Including ied Business at GCSE. do not have to have stud Both courses could lead Careers in:

to:

ss Starting your own busine

· · Marketing · Sales · Finance · Accountancy

Monitoring

- Exam

dents with Business Studies stu past pupil and Miriam Woods - a iness, Harvest owner of her own bus Health.

· Commerce · Personnel Management

Higher Education in: · Business and management degrees · Business and IT rses · Other Business related cou

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Unit 8 - Business Planning - Cou

rsework (CW)

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Unit 9 - Marketing Strategy - CW

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Unit 10 - Promotional Activities - CW

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Unit 11 - The Marketing Environm ent - Exam

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Unit 12 - Managing People - Exa

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Unit 13 - Managing Information

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Unit 14 - Managing Change -

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Unit 15 - Financial Accounting

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Unit 16 - Managing Resources

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Managers - Exam

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Business and Accounts

A p p li e d B u s in e s s A L e ve l

B u s in e s s S tu d ie s A Level

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to develop: A Level Accounts helps you ing of the purposes · knowledge and understand pts and techniques and of accounting, its conce as an appreciation of their development as well g; the limitations of accountin cts of economic, an appreciation of the effe change on legal and technological ial implications of accounting, and of the soc accounting decisions;

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, numeracy, the skills of communication rpretation, applicapresentation, analysis, inte counting information. tion and evaluation of ac

business world and the A genuine interest in the s will lay a foundation for financial aspects of busines level. In particular, the studying Accounting at 'A' ents who have sound subject will appeal to stud onable standard of numeracy skills and a reas grasp and apply concepts written English, who can and rules. Accounts A Level Entry Req

uirements

English and Mathematics. 6 GCSEs A*-C—Including thematics is expected. A grade B or above in ma · Banking The course could lead to: · Management Careers in: Higher Education in: iness bus n ow r you rting Sta · · Business and management degrees · Finance

· Accountancy · Actuary · Financial Services

· Accountancy · Actuary / Finance

AS 1: Introduction of Financial

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AS 2: Financial and Managemen

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A2 1: Further aspects of Financia l Accounting

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A2 2: Further aspects of Manage ment Accounting

Each unit is assessed through

Accounting t Accounting

a 1.5 hour exam.

Accounts stresses the importance of discipline in terms of accuracy and presenta tion, leaving you to interpret financial positions in your own original fashion. You will gain a very firm understa nding of the wider business environment. You will gain an understanding of how financia l control is vital to business success and how, with out it, even profitable firms can fail. In addition to the above accoun ts can offer:

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Excellent Job prospects.

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Can assist in a range of careers

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No matter what profession you

in industry.

enter, once you progress up the ranks of the orga nisation you will assume responsibility for bud gets and management of finance.

The A-level accounting cou rse provided me with a solid foundati on upon which to build on whilst studying Business Accounting and Finance at Degree Level. The A-level syllabus entir ely covered two of the first yea r modules, and it is these fundamenta ls which I feel gave me a head start in my degree

Eoin McClean, Past Pup il

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Business and Accounts

Accounts A Level

Course units – 2 at AS and 2 at A2:

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Do you want to :

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Understand the meaning

of life?

novels and poetry? Read an exciting range of law, the arts or · Pursue a career in writing, journalism? is for you! If yes, then AS/A2 English classic and modern texts Through engagement with anding of human you will arrive at an underst your creative writing and behaviour and develop tts to the theatre and poe communication skills. Visi ary liter students to a new ry readings will introduce t alive! world and bring the subjec ised by all universities as English Literature is recogn most academic an excellent grounding for disciplines.

Course Units—2 at AS / 2

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AS 1- The Study of Drama . Shakespeare and Modern Dramatists Interna l Assessment: two pieces. 20%

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AS 2 - The Study of Poe try written after 1800 and the study of Prose 1800-1 945. Examination. 2 hours. 30%.

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A2 1 - The Study of Poetry

g teachin usiastic th n e d y “Reall n for, an a passio u o y s e f giv nding o understa ” literature

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The course could lead to: Careers in:

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ication Any field where commun skills are highly valued

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Journalism

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Media (Print / Web / Film Theatre)

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Law

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Teaching

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Public Relations…

nity to ...and of course the opportu g poet or become an award winnin amee one novelist such as Eoin McN of our eminent past pupils.

1300-1800 and Drama. Closed book examinatio n. 2 hours. 25% A2 2 - The Study of Prose - theme based. Examination: Section A open book. Section B closed book. 2hours. 25% .

“Books are the carrie rs of civilisation” Barbara W Tuchman

You will:

· ements English A Level Entry Requir English Literature and 6 GCSEs A*-C - Including of Grade B. Language at a minimum

at A2

Study a variety of texts in

creative atmosphere

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English Literature

E n g li s h L it e r a tu re A Level

a vibrant and

Give creative and informe d responses to texts

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Demonstrate detailed crit ical

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Explore connections be tween texts

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Demonstrate understan ding of the significance and influence of context

understanding

‘We drink them up like water, and are bettered, yet we know not how’ Robert Louis Stevenson on books

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Course - 2 at AS and 2 at A2

A Level

about? What is Home Economics

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AS1: Nutriı on for Opı mal Health - Science of nutrients, Lifecyle and eaı ng for health. This is assessed through an exam

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AS2: Priority Health Issues - Health Issues and Diet – CVD, Obesity, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Diabetes, Government Invenı on, Naı onal Health Campaigns. This is assessed through an exam.

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A2 1: Consumer Issues - Food Addiı ves, Bacterial Contaminants, Chemical Contaminants, Geneı c Modificaı on, Organic Food, Fair Trade, Food Miles, Finance – Budgets, Saving, Debt, Consumer Help and Advice, Legislaı on. This is assessed through an exam.

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A2 2: Research Based Assignment - Coursework Porı olio on any individual chosen subject pupils are interested in.

Are you:

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and nutrition? Keen to learn about health

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t? Have an interest in the die

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ting Someone who enjoys crea meals?

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dishes and

es such as student Interested in Consumer Issu debt and finance?

ment issues? Keen to learn about Environ Economics is definitely the If yes then A Level Home subject for you! pupils to explore many Home Economics allows Diet, Nutrition, Finance, different areas of Health, er Issues and Legislation. The Environment, Consum

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Home Economics and Health and Social Care

H o m e E c o n o m ic s

Entry Requirements Home Economics A Level Home Economics or 6 GCSE’s A* - C including logy, English and Maths Child Development or Bio

Careers in: Consumer Studies

· · Dietetics · Food Design and Nutrition

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Food Product Development

Food Management · and Marketing Food Manufacturing ·

· · Physiotherapy · Human Nutrition · Biology · Environmental Health

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Nursing

Food Science and Technology Consumer Business Management

· Medicine · Sports Studies · Occupational

Therapy ...and many more!

Home Economics helped me get into my course as it’s the subject I really wanted to do at Uni, hopefully I’ll be the next Miss McGivern! I would encourage 6th Form pupils to study Home Economics as it is one area that there will always be work in, as everyone knows… We always need to eat! Colleen Fearon – Studying Consumer Studies in LJM and hoping to go on and do a PGCE in Home Economics

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The BTEC in Health and Soc developed to:

ial Care has been

There are many different areas of study depending on the units taken, some of the main areas include: · Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations

dge, understanding equip students with knowle ployment in the and skills for success in em sector health and/or social care

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Principles of Health and Social

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Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace

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Personal and Professional Dev elopment in Health and Social Care

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Working in Partnership in Health

and Social Care

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The Role of Public Health in Hea

lth and Social

relevant to health provide specialist studies and social care professions

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rners to contribute to develop the ability of lea re environment the health and social ca d combination of the through effective use an ed in different parts knowledge and skills gain of the programme s, and personal · develop skills and technique ential for successful qualities and attitudes ess life and thereby performance in working an immediate enable learners to make nt contribution to employme

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C Health and Social Care BTE

Entry Requirements

English and Mathematics. 6 GCSEs A*-C - including nt or Home Economics A GCSE in Child developme nor required. may be a helpful though The course could lead to:

· Nursing · Health and Social Care

· Child Care · Caring Profession

· Social Work · Health Promotion · Lecturing · Care Home Man·

agement Health and Safety Officer

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Auditor

Care

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Managing Financial Resources

Social Care

Care Practice

in Health and

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Influences on Health and Soc ial Care Organisations

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Developing Counselling Skills for

Social Care

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Home Economics and Health and Social Care

H e a lt h a n d C R S @ l e v e L A e r a C l S o c ia

Health and

Health Promotion

This qualifications provides a tho rough grounding in the key concepts and prac tical skills required in the Health and Social Care sect or and is recognised by employers. It also develops skills and techniqu es, and personal qualities and attitudes esse ntial for successful performance in working life.

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Course Units—2 at AS and 2 at A2 There are two units at AS and two at A2. In each of the units at AS and A2, there are a number of options and you will study one option in each unit. The units are assessed through examinations.

velop and deploy a range GCE History can help de collecting and evaluating of important skills such as thought, weighing up the information, independent found and putting a case evidence that you have conclusions. together to support your l be able to build upon By studying History you wil erstanding of past events your knowledge and und events on our world today. and the impact of those ter understanding of the This in turn gives you a bet tions on civilisations and a consequences of past ac ple of different cultures greater empathy for peo

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interpretations - Germany 191 8-1945

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A level History results are excellent with a pass rate of 100% A*-C over a lon g number of years. In 2013, 83.3% of studen ts at A2 had A*-B and 100 % of students at AS had A* -B.

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Teaching

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Politics

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Lecturing

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Library or information work

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Business

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Civil Service

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Archaeologist

We are not makers of His tory. We are made by History . Martin Luther King

English. It is desirable that 6 GCSEs A*-C - Including tory. you have studied GCSE His

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Interpretations

Results:

uirements

Media

of

A2 2: Historical investigations and

- Partition of Ireland 1900-1925

n reading about History is much more tha past events!

Writing or editorial work

Europe -

A2 1: Change over time - Clash

ideologies 1900-2000

e range of opportunities History can open up a wid ucation and interesting for further and higher ed and rewarding careers.

The course could lead to · careers in:

AS 2: Conflict and change in

Russia 1903-1941

today.

History A Level Entry Req

AS 1: Historical investigations and

History, Geography and Politics

H is to r y A Level

Archivist Historical Researcher Solicitor / Barrister Museum Curator Genealogist

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Course units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

the opportunity to exGeography offers students we interact with our amine the way in which a variety of levels. physical environment at phy will be studied, Aspects of Human Geogra the evaluation of with a particular focus on in our society. initiatives to address issues able field work and Students will also gain valu decision-making skills.

Requirements Geography A Level Entry GCSE Geography. 6 GCSEs A*-C - Including The course could lead to:

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Traffic management

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Teaching

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Travel and Tourism

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Environment Planning

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Natural Conservancy

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Land Surveying

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Finance

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Marketing

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Public Relations

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Town and Country planning

AS 1 - Physical Geography - Incl udes fieldwork skills. 1 hour 30 minutes examination and includes assessment of field work

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AS 2 - Human Geography - incl uding skills and techniques. 1 hour 30 minute exam including assessment of skills and techniques.

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A2 1 - Human Geography and

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Global Issues 1 hour 30 minute external examina tion paper A2 2 - Physical Geography and

Decision making.

2 hours and 30 minute external exam which includes a decision making exer cise. You will develop wide-ranging

skills:

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Use of statistics and data ana lysis

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Graphic representation of data

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Interpretation of maps and dia grams

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Field work

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Data collection methods

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Conducting enquires and draw ing conclusions

Geography proved to be mor e than just a subject to be studied at A Leve l, I soon realised its relevance in every asp ect of everyday life’ Brenda Rogers, Past Pupil

a good result is for What is needed to obtain iliar with the students to become fam a high level of specifications, develop y development and to note-taking and case stud proach to examinations develop an effective ap mark schemes. utilising past papers and ling and the insight into It is the skills of data -hand as the specialist decision making as well ding of the interacknowledge and understan al and human world, tions between the physic riety of career pathways. which can lead to a va

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History, Geography and Politics

Geogr aphy A Level

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pupils who enjoy This course is perfect for information, using analysing and evaluating ighing up arguments. source material and we uirements Politics A Level Entry Req e English - You should hav 6 GCSEs A*-C - Including C in GCSE English. obtained at least a Grade Careers in: The course could lead to

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Law Business Finance Government services Education Journalism

· Public relations · Political research · The Media ed by This course is well regard s because yer plo em and ities univers ranging e wid and al of the analytic nature of the course.

2 at A2

There are two units at AS and two at A2. In each of the units at AS and A2, the re are a number of options and you will stud y one option in each un it. The units are assessed thro ugh examinations. · AS 1: The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland

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AS 2: The British Political

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A2 1: Comparative Gover nment: The UK and Ireland

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A2 2: Political Power

Process

Past Results A level Politics results are excellent with a pass rate of 100% A*-C over a lon g number of years. In 2013, 100% of students

at A2 achieved A* -B

The study of Governme nt and Politics encourag es you to become actively involved as a citizen and helps you to develop you r critical thinking and communication skills. This course can provide a sound foundation for further study of politics and related courses in higher education.

I have come to the conclu sion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. Charles de Gaulle

: Do you want to Government and Politics ns are made in the understand how decisio - then Government and modern world? If you do Politics is for you. finding out more about If you have an interest in s and how political political systems and idea out, then this course can changes are brought ab help you achieve this. elop your knowledge The course will help to dev tical systems and who and understanding of poli wer to make political has the authority and po decisions. ividual rights and You will learn about ind pare how government responsibilities and com works in different countries.

Course Units—2 at AS and

History , Geography and Politics

s c ti li o P d n a t n e m rn Gove A Level

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who excel at A level ICT will suit pupils work. examinations and course Coursework / 60% Exam. A level ICT is split in to 40% p skills in the use of This course aims to develo ign software as well as to database and web des dge of IT concepts. gain an excellent knowle 2 at A2 Course Units - 2 at AS / (Coursework) · AS 1 – Components of ICT

C a m b r id g e Te c h L e v e l 3 IC T (A p p li e d )

Both qualifications req

6 GCSEs A*-C - A GC SE in ICT will be beneficial tho ugh not essential.

re Solutions (Exam)

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AS 2 – Developing Softwa

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s (Coursework) A2 1– Information System

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em Development A2 2 – Approaches to Syst

elop your skills, knowledge This qualification will dev et human need in a and understanding to me broad range of activities. l ive, creative and origina You will develop innovat stigations. ideas through active inve rapid technological You will learn about the scientific knowledge and changes and growth of understanding. to careers Both courses could lead and higher education in:

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Design

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Software development

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IT

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Web Design

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Computing

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Education

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Business and Business management

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Administration

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Games Design

Media

The Cambridge Technical in ICT Level 3 will suit pupils who excel in coursework. There are no exams - it is 100% coursework and fully practical . This course aims to develop skills in the use of office software as well as graphic des ign, web design, games programming and mul timedia software. Course Units - 6 units must be com pleted to gain a Subsidiary Diploma which is the equivalent to one A level. Each unit attracts UCAS points. The course is similar to a BTEC in that pup ils can achieve a Pass / Merit / Distinction / Distincti on *.

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(Exam)

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uire:

Unit 1: Communication & Emp

for IT

ICT

IC T A Level

loyability skills

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Unit 2: Information Systems

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Unit 10: Developing Compute r Games

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Unit 12: Website production

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Unit 17: Interactive Media Aut horing

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Unit 19: Spreadsheet Modellin

g

This qualification will provide you with excellent knowledge, and develop you r skills in a broad range of software. You will gain skills that are required in the 21st Century and which will equip you for further education or the world of work. Results ICT is a very popular course and in 2013 pupils achieved 95% A*-C in both A level ICT and the OCR National in ICT.

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t pupils who excel at A level Computing will sui work and who enjoy examinations and course a pupils will wish to persue solving problems. Such . puting and programming degree / career in com gives an insight into a This modern qualification tems, including an underrange of computing sys of programming and the standing of the principles solving of problems. n students can develop: Through this qualificatio

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This qualification requi res: 6 GCSEs A*-C - a GCSE in ICT or computing will be beneficial though not essential. A good grade in Ma thematics would be beneficial.

atively, innovatively, The capacity to think cre critically analytically, logically and organisation of An understanding of the computer systems

knowledge and The ability to apply skills, ing, including understanding of comput of contexts to solve programming, in a range problems consequences of using · An understanding of the s of emerging computers, an awarenes reciation of their technologies and an app iety. potential impact on soc

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s and higher · This could lead to career education in: ·

cture Computer Aided Manufa

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IT

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Games Design

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Computing

Website Design

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Mobile Application Develo

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Programming

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Computer Aided Design

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Education

pment

Software development

Course Units This course includes mo re computer science tha n traditional ICT and include s a practical coursewor k unit. AS

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Unit 1: Computer Funda mentals - Students study computing fundamentals, including hardware, software, the manageme nt of data, networks, systems development, info rmation systems, and the implications of com puter use. · Unit 2: Programming Techni ques and Logical Methods - Students study designing solutions to particular problems, how procedural programs are structured, data typ es and data structures, the common facilities of procedural languages, how to write maintainab le programs, and how to test and run solutions. A2

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Computing

C o m p u ti n g A Level

Unit 3: Advanced Comput ing Theory - Students understand the function of operating systems, how computer architectu res are structured, how data is represented, how data is structured and manipulated, high level language programming paradigms , low level languages and how databases fun ction. Unit 4: Computing Projec t - Through coursework, students gain an underst anding of definition, investigation and analysi s, system design, software development and testing, documentation, evalua tion and how to produce written reports covering these topics.

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Course units At AS pupils will sit the foll owing units in June:

ties that you are Show prospective universi ying a demanding prepared to commit to stud subject. support your study of · Choose a subject that will the Sciences, other subjects, particularly Studies. Economics and Business problem-solving skills · Develop your analysis and mental agility. and improve your overall thematics is for you! In If so then the A level in Ma d new applications of the past fifty years, old an e transformed the way we mathematical ideas hav

Core 1

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Core 2 Along with one additiona l module, usually Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1.

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live.

ll respected by employers Mathematics A-Level is we all degree subjects and admissions tutors for

ments Maths A Level Entry Require a high grade in GCSE 6 GCSEs A*-C - including Maths—A*-B Mathematics / Additional The course could lead to:

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Teaching

Careers in:

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Accountancy

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Finance

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Statistics

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Engineering

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ICT Business, Computing and

Mathematical BiologyHigher Education in:

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· Mathematics · Finance · Actuarial studies

At A2 pupils will sit the foll owing units in June

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Core 3

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Core 4 Along with one other add itional module not studied at AS, usually Me chanics 1 or Statistics 1.

This flexibil ity in career pat hs is even more important now, with the co nsiderable uncertainty as to which areas will be the best for employment in the future. Holders of an A-Level in Ma thematics earn more, on average, over a lifetime than those without it! In addition, Mathematics students have the opportunity to take part in ‘The UK Senior Maths Challenge’ and are ofte n involved with supporting Key Stage 3 pupils in this subject.

Maths isn’t about the boring arithmetic you did in KS3. It isn’ t about the tedious, long winded answ ers you did for GCSE. It’s a way of think ing – using your mind to solve some of the biggest mysteries of our world Cormac Hyland, Past Pupil

Do you wish to;

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Mathematics

M a t h e m a t ic s A Level

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st for pupils who derive French: This subject is a mu learning a language. enjoyment and benefit from

g of the language in a Develop an understandin res; variety of contexts and gen , clearly effectively in · Communicate confidently of purposes; the language for a range erstanding of the · Develop awareness and und tural background contemporary society, cul or communities where and heritage of countries French is spoken and ;

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Q1: Presentation

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Q2: Conversation

These tasks are Externally conduc ted

nch, students have

Studying AS French at my St. Louis helped to build confidence and ch communication skills whi helped me not only in my my school work, but also in more wider life...it gave me a my than adequate basis for university studies. il Mathew Rickard, past pup

language in a broadConsider their study of the er context.

ements French A Level Entry Requir English, Mathematics and 6 GCSEs A*-C - Including French. The course could lead to:

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Sales and Marketing

Careers in:

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Journalism

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International Business

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Law

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European Business

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Travel and Tourism

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Education

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rpreting Translation Work and inte

ication Any field where commun skills are valued

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and assessed

AS2: Listening, Reading and Writ ing - This unit consists of three elements:

Through studying GCE Fre opportunities to:

AS1: Speaking - This unit consists of two elements:

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Section A: Listening

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Section B: Reading and translatio n (French to English)

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Section C: Writing

AS topic areas 1. Relationships

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Family life and relationships

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Personal and interpersonal rela tionships

Modern Languages

F re n c h A Level

Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

2. Health and lifestyle

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Physical well-being

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Mental well-being

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Interests

3. Young people in society

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Influences on young people

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Education and career planning

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Ir is h A Level

At AS You will cover the

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Experience Gaeltacht.

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ments

od grade in Irish 6 GCSEs A*-C - plus a go The course could lead to Careers in: Teaching and lecturing

· Tourism · Government · Marketing

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Financial services IT Journalism The media Television and radio presenting

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Speaking. This unit consist s of a three minute presentation based on one of the topic areas followed by a general conversation for eight minute s.

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Listening

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Reading comprehensio n and translation from Irish to English

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Writing – one extended writing question based on topic areas.

· Examining · Translating vices · The security serSío·

i.e Na Garda chána International Business

following topic areas:

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Listening / Reading com prehension and translation from English to Irish

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Writing – one extended writing question based on a literary text.

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Speaking – Societal disc ussion and conversation

negal life in the heart of the Do

Irish A Level Entry Require

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lifestyle and Young people in society as we ll as...

Local and global citizens hip and Environmental awareness as well as:

society and Irish Explore an aspect of Irish literature.

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Relationships, Health and

At A2 You will cover the

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following topic areas:

“Studying Irish has given us the chance to develop our national lang uage while studying an enjoyable course in relation to current issues. By studying Irish you also get the opportunity to spend time in the Gaelta cht. This allows you to meet new people and gre atly enhance your Irish abilities. A course in Irish can lead to many job opportunities such as translating, teaching and work in the media.” Aisling Durkin and Rebecca Flynn (Past Pup ils)

give you a fascinating Studying Irish at A level will while also giving you a insight into the world of Irish Irish citizen. You will: true sense of identity as an municate confidently · Develop the ability to com th speech and and effectively in Irish in bo writing. ary society, cultural · Learn about the contempor e of Ireland and background and heritag is spoken. communities where Irish ngthening your · Develop personally by stre you gain a positive confidence and helping independent study. attitude to learning and porary societal · Explore and discuss contem m of Irish. issues through the mediu

/ 2 at A2

Modern Languages

Course content - 3 at AS

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insight into the world · Will give you a fascinating ing the ability to of Spanish, whilst develop and effectively in communicate confidently writing. Spanish in both speech and contemporary · You will also learn about the d and heritage of society, cultural backgroun er countries and not only Spain but of oth is spoken. communities where Spanish pment will also · Your own personal develo GCE Spanish. It will benefit greatly from taking and help you gain strengthen your confidence rning and independent a positive attitude to lea study.

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separately as a stand The AS units can be taken u can combine with alone qualification or yo A Level qualification. the A2 units to gain the full

uirements Spanish A Level Entry Req od grade in Spanish 6 GCSEs A*-C - with a go The course could lead to:

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Careers in:

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Tourism

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ing Government and market

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Financial Services

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IT

Journalism

rpreting Translation Work and inte Higher Education in:

· Teaching · Spanish degree rees · International business deg · European Business

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AS 1 – Speaking - 35% of

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AS 2 - Section A – Listenin

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AS 17.5% of A Level

g, Sections B & C – Reading and Writing - 65% of AS 32.5% of A2 A2 1 - Speaking - 17.5% of

A Level

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A2 2 - Section A – Listenin g, Sections B & C – Reading and Writing - 32. 5% of A Level If you have an interest and a desire to learn and experience the world aro und you then you will be well suited to this course ! The AS course can be tak en on its own without progressing on to the full A Level qualification an d this will still provide you wit h a wealth of knowledg e and competency in Spa nish for use in leisure or travel. Learning a language will bring you a wide range of skills and attributes and it provides an excellent basis for lifelong learning. Not only will you be able to communicate in anoth er language but you wil l have opportunities to imp rove communication and interpersonal skills, all of which are highly sought after by employers and universities alike.

Studying Spanish at St. Louis has allowed me to develop my lingu istic and communication skills thanks to school trips, support of the lang uage teachers and weekly classes with the Spanish assistant. All of these factors have encouraged me to pursue a degree in Modern Languages and International Business and to wo rk abroad. Megan Herron, Past pupil

GCE Spanish :

at A2

Modern Languages

S p a n is h A Level

Course units—2 at AS / 2

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nt role in our society and Religion plays an importa think, feel, and can influence what people A Level, students get a believe. While studying this and spirituality form the broad look at how religion basis of our culture.

The skills involved in completi ng an A Level in Religious Studies include:

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the Gospel of Luke AS 1: The Background to

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ndations, Principles AS 2:Religious Ethics: Fou and Practice. Gospel of Luke. A2 1:The Theology of the

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A2 2:Ethics and Society.

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s will give students a Choosing Religious Studie of themselves and the much better understanding society in which we live. students to be logical, Religious Studies requires al in thought. open minded and analytic

English, Mathematics 6 GCSEs A*-C - Including and Religious studies

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Health Care;

Careers in:

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Counselling;

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Teaching;

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Marketing;

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Nursing;

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Psychology;

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Law;

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Journalism;

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Social Work;

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rk Youth and Community Wo

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Critical judgment;

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The ability to work with abstrac t, conceptual ideas;

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An ability to 'understand both

sides' and negotiate and resolve conflict;

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Problem - solving skills;

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An appreciation of human dive rsity, belief systems, cultural and spiritual experiences.

ts A Level Entry Requiremen

The course could lead to:

Research skills;

This A Level helped me in so many ways. Not only does Religious Studies focus on the historical aspect of the Go spel, but it also includes modern day issu es and debates… which is great for studyin g and understanding world issues in universi ty. It also helped me with my other subjec ts” Caroline Mc Kenna, Pas t pupil, studying at St Mary’s University Co llege,Belfast

Course Units:

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Religious Studies

R e li g io u s S tu d ie s A Level

This course can lead to further education in the following fields:

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Religious Studies

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Theology

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Course content - 3 at AS and 3 at A2

Do you wish to:

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AS 1: Molecules and Cells

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AS 2: Organisms and Biodivers ity

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AS 3: Assessment of Practical

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A2 1: Physiology and Ecosyste ms

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A2 2: Biochemistry, Genetics and

enthusiasm for develop your interest in and ping an interest in Biology, including develo in the subject; further study and careers makes decisions about appreciate how society the sciences contribute scientific issues and how nomy and society; to the success of the eco

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te a deeper develop and demonstra erstanding of, how appreciation of, and und living organisms interact;

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Then A Level Biology is for

you!

cialist rooms work in well-equipped spe

ied staff, experienced in be taught by well-qualif in preparing students for teaching at this level and ted opportunities. medical school and rela

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Biology A Level Entry Req

uirements

a GCSE in Biology. 6 GCSEs A*-C - including ld also be useful. A GCSE in Chemistry wou

· · · · Health Care ent and · · Environmental managem · conservation · · Education · Biotechnology

The course could lead to: · Research

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Evolutionary

A2 3: Assessment of Investigation al and Practical Skills in Biology

Studying Biology helps us to und erstand the changes happening in our soc iety and developments in medical science such as:

t to: Choose Biology if you wan

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Trends

Skills in AS Biology

Forensic Science Politics and Policy Business and Industry Economics Mathematics Science writing and communication

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Cloning

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Genetics

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The Human Genome Project

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Biotechnology

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Ethics

The knowledge and skills set I developed, whilst studying ‘A’ Level biology, have equipped me for the demands of a degree in Medicine. Ciaran O’Farrell, Past Pupil

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Science

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Ira Remsen

forms of matter. At AS Level

AS 2: Further Physical and

sical and Inorganic

emistry

AS 3: Internal Assessment

with an inquisitive logical mind

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who enjoy problem solving;

Chemistry requires good math ematical processing skills and overlaps with both Phys ics and Biology. Chemistry is the central, useful and creative science - it underpins other scien tific disciplines.

Further Organic, A2 1: Periodic Trends and mistry Physical and Inorganic Che sition Metals, Unit A2 2: Analytical, Tran ther Organic Chemistry Electrochemistry and Fur ent Unit A2 3: Internal Assessm uirements

English, Mathematics and 6 GCSEs A*-B - including GCSE Chemistry. The course could lead to: · Analytical Chemistry

· · · · ·

Biochemistry Biotechnology Catalysis Chemical Engineering Chemical Sales

;

Chemistry is one of those subjects that what you get out of it refl ects the effort you have put in. I worked hard from the start in sixth year and it paid off. I got onto my first choice Uni versity Course and my grade in Chem istry was a major contributing factor to this . Past Pupil

At A2 Level

Chemistry A Level Entry Req

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If you are interested in develop ing new, revolutionary substances that could improve our health, lifestyles, and environm ent, then this course is for you!

Inorganic Chemistry and

Introduction to Organic Ch

Chemistry suits students:

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Chemical Technology Colloid Science Consulting Consumer Products Environmental Law Food Chemistry Forensic Science

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Hazardous Waste Management

· · · · ·

Inorganic Chemistry Medicine Organic Chemist Patent Law Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry

emistry as it I always liked Ch to me, I liked came quite easily vered and we the theories we co er. had a great teach ing Biological Lauren Byrne study rial College Sciences at Impe London

AS1: Basic Concepts in Phy Chemistry

Who does it suit?

that systematically studies Chemistry is the science s, and activity of organic the composition, propertie s and various elementary and inorganic substance

emist, “Be a physical Ch ist, an an Organic Chem ist, but Analytical Chem emist” above all be a Ch

Science

C h e m is tr y A Level

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Course - 2 units at AS / 2 at A2

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uirements Physics A Level Entry Req a high grade in GCSE 6 GCSEs A*-C - including ll as other sciences. Physics and Maths as we careers in: This course could lead to · Journalism

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Law Finance Medicine Engineering Computer Science

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Astronomy Physics Car design Research Architecture Science Banking

communication. It takes as its themes modern techniques of communication, the nature of audio information, and the methods by which it is coded, transmitted and received. The unit emphasises the importance of digital com munication as a medium for the twenty-first cent ury. AS 2: This module considers how

knowledge and understanding of forces and mo tion underpins everyday activities such as tran sport, where reliability is important, and activ ities such as record breaking in sport. A2 1: This module is about how

physics is used to send probes and astronauts into space and the problems that need to be over come in order to do this. It includes the ideas of free-fall and apparent weightlessness of caps ules in orbital motion. A2 2: The context for study in

this module is the heat engine exemplified by stea m and internal combustion engines. The module continues by studying the tools used to pro duce high energy particles using electric and ma gnetic fields and how the properties of these part icles are determined.

"Studying physics to A2 level was extremely rewarding. The knowledge and understanding develope d have prepared me to rise to the challen ges that I have met in my Mechanical Enginee ring degree course." Conor O'Boyle QUB

anding the world around Physics is crucial to underst the world beyond us. us, the world inside us, and ginations with concepts Physics challenges our ima ory, and it leads to great like relativity and string the s and lasers, that lead to discoveries, like computer e our lives - from healing technologies which chang developing sustainable joints, to curing cancer, to energy solutions. ers. Their analytical skills Physicists are problem solv and adaptable so they make physicists versatile You can find physicists in work in interesting places. nt labs, on college industrial and governme on ut corps, and consulting campuses, in the astrona TV shows. s graduates work at In addition, many physic es, in government, and newspapers and magazin ces where their ability to even on Wall Street - pla at asset. think analytically is a gre

AS 1: The context for this unit is

Science

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Degree courses which students have taken at University after completing ‘A’ level Sociology

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Teaching (primary and secondary level)

Psychology English and Drama Sociology Geography History

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AS 2: Health; Sociological Me thods

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A2 1: Beliefs in Society; Global

Development; Mass Media; Power and Politics A2 2: Crime and Deviance; Strat ification and Differentiation; Theory and Met hods

The results obtained in Sociolog y are consistently excellent and above the Northern Ireland average. Last year over half the class obta ined ‘A’ grades, 53%, and 88% achieved A/B gra des .

English Physiotherapy Speech Therapy

AS 1:Culture and Identity; Fam ilies and Households; Wealth, Poverty and Welfare

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uirements

· · · · · · ·

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· · · · · ·

Media Studies Computer Science Business Studies Architecture Business Management Social Work and many others.

I really connected with Sociolog y and was delighted to get an A*. It really made me look at the world diffe rently and understand there are many sides to any debate.

6 GCSEs A*-C - Including

Sociology is an essay-based subj ect, requiring a lot of note-taking and independen t reading and is a rigorous and academically inten sive ‘A’ level subject. Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

t-provoking subject It is an exciting and though oken “truths” examining because it uncovers unsp y social groups like minorit the exploitation of certain the working class and ethnic groups, females and perspectives, how we do explains through various re everyone has an not live in a fair society whe d. equal chance to succee Sociology A Level Entry Req

ary subject, which is very Sociology is a contempor . It explains the way in much rooted in the present how individuals live which society “works” and through social institutions together and co-operate tem, the family, religious such as the education sys institutions and the law. olution of society and Sociology examines the ev society is evolving. argues that a new type of ject is constantly Students enjoy it as the sub merge the academic side evolving and they like to ent affairs, news and of the subject to the curr h are relevant to boost the politics programmes whic top grade in this subject.

The ethic instilled in me by Soc iology will never leave me! and has laid the foun dation for my degree in Psychology. Getting an A also helped! Olivia Farrell, currently first year Psychology QUB

Sociology

S o c io lo g y A Level

iology. It I loved Soc for epared me definitely pr .-all .B .U Q ree at eg d w la y m s , contentiou the exciting and e rim Unit 4 C issues from s really Deviance ha e interest in th y triggered m law. r, currently Oisin Traino w QUB. first year La

Rebecca Flynn, currently first year doing Sociology, Politics and Philosop hy at Trinity College, Dublin.

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Essentially anyone who ac hieves the minimum St. Louis entrance require ments can choose A Level PE. However, it is highly recom mended that you have studied PE at GCSE level and have a grade C or above.

ing interest in sport? Do you have a wide-rang a course that is both Would you like to follow ging because of its interesting and challen

Students who have not stu died GCSE PE can still take A Level PE, but you will need to demonstrate a strong int erest in sport and be prepared to work hard to catch up! This course suits hard workin g pupils.

diversity? who enjoys both A Level PE is for anyone and developing their practical performance l concepts in sport. knowledge of theoretica Why study A Level PE? You

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hniques you required Develop the skills and tec physical activities to perform effectively in r skills in different roles Develop and apply you leader such as an athlete and

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Develop an understanding body and mind readiness.

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of skills, strategy,

to discuss their ability to Interested students need ments with the PE staff. meet the practical require PE A Level Entry Requireme

English and Mathematics. 6 GCSEs A*-C - including eficial. A GCSE in PE would be ben The course could lead to: Careers in:

Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

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P h y s ic a l E d u c a ti o n A Level

Who can study A Level PE?

AS: Unit 1: Participation in Sport and Recreation - Externally ass essed AS: Unit 2: The Critical Sp orts Performer Internally assessed A2: Unit 3: Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance - Externally assessed A2: Unit 4: The Developin g Sports Performer - Internally Assessed

Sport science and therapy

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This subject offers the Technology and Design: the processes involved in opportunity for study into of people and the earth harnessing the resources creation of appropriate they inhabit through the artifacts and /or systems.

igning and making Are you interested in des terials? products in a range of ma a wide range of career Do you want to open up of work or at degree opportunities in the world level in University? your chances of a good Do you want to improve g a subject with a large grade at AS/A2 by choosin coursework content? rted by a highly trained Do you want to be suppo and motivated staff? stry standard equipment? Do you want to use indu ign could be for you! Then Technology and Des

Careers in: The course could lead to Product Design / 3D Design

· · Industrial Design Marine, Systems · Civil, Electronic, g Engineering or Manufacturin Graphics / Fashion Design Advertising

AS 1: Product Design and Systems

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Through studying AS /A2 Technology an d Design students will get the opportunity to: · make use of tacit kno wledge and reflective practices in order to work with tasks that are challenging and oft en require definition; · develop and sustain their creativity and innovative practice;

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develop an understa nding of contempora ry design and techno logy practices;

Requirements

Technology, English and 6 GCSEs A*-C - including at GCSE may also help. Mathematics. Study of Art

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ign Computer and Web Des Architecture Technology teaching Clean Technology Technical illustrator Sports Technology

When looking back at my GCSE, AS and A2 Technology courses I can clearly see the relationship between what I was taught an d my degree now. The degree so far is just a deeper analysis alo ng with the practical element to develop my skills further. I am very grateful for the help and support that wa s shown to me throug hout my time in St. Lou is as this helped me gai n entry into third lev el education. Ciaran Cl eland—BEd Hons Technology and De sign - St Mary’s Univer sity College

Technology A Level Entry

Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

Technology, Engineering and Construction

n ig s e d d n a y g lo o n h c Te A Level

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ed Pupils must complete six units of work for the subsidiary diploma which will be selected from a range of 50 units by the teacher ! The selection of units will be cho sen based upon the skills and prior knowledge of the pupils. Below is a sample of six units that may be selected:

Why Engineering?

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s and law yers, engineers Prestige - Along with doctor are lot of prestige. professionals who have a ineering offers so many Flexibility and Choice - Eng ich hard time deciding on wh choices you can have a one fits you - from l to computer science or electrical and mechanica civil. y of the top reasons to stud Money - This is alw ays one are rs inee know that eng anything. It's important to ons world-wide. fessi pro -paid top among the - Engineering will help you Intellectual Development ys of thinking. grow and develop your wa a challenge - you will be Challenge - Engineering is ity ch will require your creativ faced with problems whi and logical

y Requirements Engineering BTEC Level Entr Maths, Science, English 6 GCSEs A*-C including cal skills. and a good level of analyti The course could lead to:

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Careers in:

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Construction

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Transport

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Cosmetics

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Medicine

Food / Fashion

Technology Higher Education in:

· Higher National Diploma -3 · A Bachelors degree (BEng) ·

year course )-4 A Masters degree (MEng urse co r yea

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Health and safety in the enginee ring

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Mechanical Principles and App lica

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Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

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Properties and Applications of

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Engineering

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Engineering Secondary and Finis hing Techniques

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Engineering primary forming pro cesses

Engineers work in all kinds of env ironments, from offices, laboratories and film stud ios to outdoors and underground. Engineering today is closely linke d with technology, and plays a major role in man y technological devices and advances – than ks to engineers you might be reading this on your phone for example. Do you have what it takes?

Engineering has giv en me skills such as using specialised tec hnologies, being able create designs on computer aided packages and manufacture intricate products to a high degree of accuracy and qualit y. It was a really enjoy able experience, especially going to a robotic engineering comp etition in Edinburgh!

t the ring courses are amongs Professionalism - Enginee most rses to study and lead to advanced educational cou opportunities. excellent degrees and job

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Technology, Engineering and Construction

E n g in e e ri n g a m lo ip D ry ia id s b u S C BTE

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lly physics), Maths, Studying Science (especia get you off to a T&D and ICT at school will a career in great start when choosing

Pupil Profile

Name Orla Murphy

Engineering.

some of the skills They all provide you with at engineering basis engineers use and a gre rk. for college, university or wo

Age 19

What’s nus! computers is always a bo best route for you… Then – simply choose the

BTEC Engineering: Distinction* / Chemistry: A

A Levels Achieved Physics: A / Mathematics: A /

and more, an interest in design

Entry Points

Post 16

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AS / A Level

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Diploma in Engineering / Construction

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BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Further & Higher Education Engineering Council Accredited Master of Engineering (MEng) Engineering Council Accredited Bachelor of Engineering (BEng Hons) Engineering Council Accredited Bachelor Degree (BEng) Higher National Diploma (HND); Certificate (HNC) ; Foundation Degree (FD)

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Incorporated Engineer (IEng) Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) Or ICT Technician

I am currently studying MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering at QUB. My seven years in St Louis flew by and within each year there were so many opportunities and activities which helped me grow in confidence and realise my potential. I always enjoyed the STEM subjects and chose to study engineering in 6th form gaining a Nuffied Scholarship and Crest Gold Award. I had excellent teaching, great support and encouragement and made lifelong friends many of whom have travelled with me from the corridors of St Louis to the library at Queens. St Louis helped me succeed…it will help you too.

Technology, Engineering and Construction

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Surveying Planning

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Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment

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· Refrigeration engineers ers · Thermal insulation engine rs · Civil and Structural enginee · Construction supervisors and

Building services engineer · ians hnic tec n Cavity wall insulatio gineers · Heating and ventilation en

managers uction Multi-skilled general constr s rker wo Construction operatives.

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uirements Construction BTEC Entry Req Construction and/or 6 GCSEs A* - C including Mathematics. Technology, English and The course could lead to: · Architecture

Course Units – 3 in year 13—3 in year 14 Year 13

Design Construction and Civil Enginee ring By nature BTECs provide a more practical, real-world approach to learn ing alongside a theoretical background, giving you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment.

I enjoyed and was very successful with GCSE Construction and the built environment. It he lped me develop a wide range of skills and attributes to further my studies in St. Louis and helpe d to give me a cleare r insight into my future pathway. Se an Gallagher Y13

urse that offers flexibility Are you interested in a co emphasis that covers and a strong work related and practical skills knowledge, understanding te vocational sector of required in the appropria t Environment? Construction and the Buil for you. Then this course could be l BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Through studying Edexe the opportunity to; Diploma students will get

Technology, Engineering and Construction

Construction and the Built Environment BTEC @ SRC

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All Year 13 and Year 14 students at St. Louis have a timetabled period of Careers Education each week. A variety of presentations and information seminars take place facilitated by Sector Skill councils, Sentinus, Higher Education Institutions, Business Mentors and Entrepreneurs, Young Enterprise NI, Student Finance and Welfare services and also past pupils. Students are given the opportunity to attend Open Days at universities as well as relevant university faculty information seminars and specific career related workshop events. In addition, Year 13 students attend the annual UCAS Convention in the King’s Hall, Belfast. In Year 13 St. Louis works in partnership with Charter NI to help support students seeking relevant work experience placements. The week prior to the Easter holidays is designated block release Work Experience Week and students are given leave from timetabled classes to engage in relevant, meaningful work placements prior to UCAS and/or CAO course selection. Students in Year 14 are fully supported during the UCAS and CAO application process and are also personally guided through the application and interview procedures for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Nursing and Midwifery and courses at Teacher Training Colleges. St. Louis makes every effort to offer a personalised approach and in addition to timetabled classes students have the facility of Career Guidance sessions during the pastoral period each Friday morning. Pupils are encouraged to discuss career plans with the Head of Department during non-teaching time and can make appointments after school on Tuesdays. The menu of activities is extensive and will alter according to the career needs of the students and the academic curriculum and exam timetable.

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Year 14

Careers support and advice provided in relaı on to post 16 subject opı ons. Review of Personal Career Plans.

UCAS Registraı on Personal Statement Workshops Open Days at QUB and UU

Unit of work on Career Management. Reviewing CV’S. Iniı al requests to CharterNI for work placements Allied Health Seminar at Jordanstown

Weekly UCAS Tutorials On going course research and selecı on OXBRIDGE and CUKAS applicants – early interviews with Principal and dispatch of forms by 15th October

Iniı al tutorials on Post A level opı ons. Physiotherapy & Pharmacy informaı on seminars at Daisy Hill Hospital QUB Engineering Insight Event QUB Humaniı es Event

UCAS SMT Interview with each applicant

HE Research conı nues

CAO, St. Mary’s University College applicaı on tutorials and presentaı ons. DKIT Informaı on Seminar

January

QUB Management School Informaı on seminar and workshops

EXAM Period University Interview Preparaı on

February

Presentaı ons from UU, QUB, St Mary’s College, Scoı sh Universiı es, Methodist College and QUB Medical Applicants Event. Higher Educaı on Parents Informaı on Evening in St. Louis UCAS Convenı on – Kings Hall, Belfast. Methodist College Engineering & Law events

SELB Higher Educaı on Finance Conference

August / Sept. October

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December

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Trinity and UCD Open Days.

Careers

St. Louis Post 16 CEIAG Programme

Applicaı ons to HND and FD courses at the SRC, SERC and BMET AS Results from January modules Responding to university offers. QUB Student Welfare and Money Maı ers presentaı on. NIHE Accommodaı on Advice Talk

April

Work Experience block release during Holy Week.

Final CF and CI confirmed with UCAS. Preparing for transiı on – past pupil presentaı ons.

May

Year 13 Personal Career Plan Review

Accommodaı on booking opens at QUB and UU and ROI universiı es

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There are five main points to consider:

Large numbers of students are applying to universities resulting in higher levels of competition for places on degree courses. The lower tuition fee in NI universities has resulted in a higher demand for places and as a result the grade requirements for many popular courses have increased. It is therefore important to engage in careers research and consider Post16 subject options very carefully.

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The most important questions you need to ask when choosing Post-16 subjects are:

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high entry profile that students may require four subjects to meet the entry requirements.

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Queen’s University and St Mary’s University College accept only one applied course in an applicant’s academic profile. Students hoping to apply to QUB or teacher training at St. Mary’s must exercise care when selecting post-16 course options.

Should I choose general or applied A levels or Applied courses such as the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma, a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, a CoPE level 3 course or a mixture of courses

Irish universities do not accept Applied A level subjects with a coursework element of 40% or more. Applied level 3 courses such as BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas, Cambridge Technical Level 3, and CoPE Level 3 Awards are also unacceptable to ROI institutions.

What subjects do I require for the future career path I am

Which subjects will I enjoy most and potentially gain the highest level

Applicants to prestigious universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, and London Imperial may be required to offer four A-Level subjects with at least one achieved at A* standard

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Competitive and popular courses in the South of Ireland have such a

Careers

Selecting Post-16 options

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The Russell Group of Universities, for example Queen’s University and

St Mary’s University College Belfast ask for a specific grade profile for The answers to these questions will come from reflecting on your skills and BTECs and Cambridge Technical Level 3 courses rather than an overinterests, evaluating your past academic performance and learning all grade. experiences as well as analysis of new A-Level subjects and applied courses on offer. Mature decisions are made when students spend time Specific Subject Requirements researching the options in the light of past performances and future A large range of careers prospectuses are available from the Careers career plans. Department. Year 12 students are welcome to take copies of the Students are advised to engage in discussion with parents, teachers and University of Ulster and Queen’s University prospectuses to research careers advisors before finalising Post-16 choices. degree course requirements. How many subjects will I select?

Students are strongly encouraged to take time to engage in independent career research.

Students are normally required to select a maximum of four subjects for Post-16 study. Students may drop an A level subject at the end of Year 13 The entry profile for many degree courses will state only the grades and accept an AS grade in this subject. Applied courses are accredited or UCAS points required. In this situation many subject combinaafter two years of work and a student is not permitted to opt out of a tions are deemed appropriate. BTEC or Cambridge Technical at the end of Year 13. Before considering a reduction of four to three subjects in Year 14, students must consult a careers advisor and research degree entry profiles very carefully.

Some degrees require specific A-level subject combinations and the information presented below is a basic guide to some of the requirements for entry.

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Medicine – A number of universities accept two A-Level Science subjects but others require three A-level Science subjects. The minimum A-level grade requirement is AAA along with an AS grade in a fourth subject. (Grade A required in A level Chemistry). Many universities will require applicants to have studied 3 science subjects at GCSE level or have completed a Double Award in Science. Pharmacy – Two Science A-levels and one other A-Level subject. (Minimum grade requirement is AAB with a grade A in Chemistry preferred in some universities, essential for others. Biology is preferred as the second Science subject). Dentistry – A minimum of two A-Level Science subjects to include Chemistry. If Biology is not taken at A2, an AS Biology at grade B is required. (Minimum A-Level grade requirement AAA along with an AS grade A expected in a fourth subject. Grade A expected in A2 Chemistry). Some universities will require applicants to have studied 3 science subjects at GCSE level or have completed a course in Double Award Science. Dietetics – Two Science A-level subjects from Chemistry / Biology / Physics / Home Economics / Maths with Chemistry preferred in many institutions. Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering courses demand a Maths A-Level and one other subject taken from Physics/ Chemistry/Biology/Technology and Design. Take note that most

Biology / Physics / Maths. Applicants must have GCSE Physics or Double Award Science.

Careers

Students considering any of the degree courses outlined below are universities will require A levels in both Maths and Physics for advised to research requirements across a range of university websites Engineering degree courses. as not all universities apply the same selection criteria. Computer Science – Universities place a strong emphasis on A level Veterinary Science – A number of universities accept two A-level Maths in addition to A levels in Computing and other Science based Science subjects and one other academic subject but other universisubjects. ties require three A-level Science subjects or alternatively two A-level Physiotherapy – One A-Level Science or Maths required. Science subjects plus Maths. (Minimum grade requirement AAB with a Radiography – One A-Level Science Subject required. Applicants must grade A preferred in Chemistry). Many universities will require have GCSE Physics or Double Award Science. applicants to have studied 3 science subjects at GCSE level or have completed a course in Double Award Science. Optometry – Two A-Level Science subjects from Chemistry /

Environmental Health – A grade A is expected from one science based subject Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Maths or Home Economics. Teaching - Applicants to St Mary’s University College may require AAA grades or equivalent and there are specific A level subject combinations that must be researched. In England, the A level entry requirements for teacher training courses range from ABB– BBC. All applicants are expected to have a grade C or higher in English, Maths and Science. Some institutions will favour a grade B in English and Maths. Nursing and Midwifery - Many competitive Nursing and Midwifery degree courses in the UK favour students with an AS or A2 Biology. Queen’s University state a preference for students to have achieved GCSE Mathematics and English at grade B. QUB Management school - All applicants to degree courses in Actuarial Science, Accounting, Business Management, Business Economics, International Business with a language and Finance at Queen’s must have a grade B in GCSE Mathematics.

*It is not possible to detail subject specific guidelines for all UK degree courses and students are advised to check subject choices with a careers advisor and university admissions departments before finalising options.

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Q How many AS Levels / Post 16 courses do I need to study in the first year Q Do I study all my subjects at the St. Louis site? of St. Louis 6th form? A Health and Social Care and Construction are currently studied at the Kilkeel branch of the SRC. Engineering is part taught in both St. Louis and A We expect most students to study a combination of 4 AS or BTEC / Cambridge Technical / Applied subjects in the first year. Those who study Kilkeel High. CoPE is also taught between the St. Louis and Kilkeel High three post-16 courses will complete the CoPE qualification in Year 13. Pu- sites. pils may combine applied / BTEC/ Cambridge Technical courses with AS levels to a maximum of 4 subjects. However, pupils should be cautious of choosing more than two applied courses if you are thinking of applying to St Mary’s University College, Stranmillis, Queen’s or other Russell Group Universities.

Q What is the difference between school and St. Louis 6th Form?

Q How many subjects do I study in Year 14?

A There is separate accommodation for use exclusively by 6th Formers. This includes: dedicated study facilities; a 6th form common room with music, comfortable sofas and tea making facilities; dedicated IT facilities; the ability to use your own devices to access the school’s wireless network in the study room and access to the fitness suite in your free periods.

A Most students reduce to 3 A2 / Applied subjects in Year 14, but where it is appropriate, it is possible to continue with four. There is an on-going guidance process throughout the two years which focuses on your future plans and ambitions and we tailor your curriculum accordingly. We give a personalised approach throughout.

Sixth Form prefects are elected every year. A Head Boy and Girl are also chosen and they represent sixth form pupils on the school council and the school at public events. There are also other possibilities to take responsibility including roles such as Deputy Head Boy and Girl, and bus monitors. All sixth form pupils are expected to mentor a Year 8 pupil.

Q What is the difference between AS and A2?

Q What extra-curricular activities can I take part in?

A AS levels are qualifications in their own right. You can cash them in at the end of Year 13 and you will have achieved 3 or 4 AS Levels.

A There are a great number of after school and extra curricular activities you can take part in which include: Gaelic Football, Camogie, Hurling, the Chamber Choir, the Boys Choir, Debating Society, entrance to numerous competitions including SENTINUS, the Texaco Art Competition and many more. You may also use the ICT facilities after school or practice your music skills in the rehearsal rooms.

Q What are BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas and Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diplomas? A BTEC and Cambridge Technical Awards are post-16 courses equivalent to A Levels. This option offers a vocational route and a more enjoyable route for those who prefer a portfolio based course without formal examinations. Q What is an Applied A Level? A Applied A Levels are a post-16 course. This option offers a more applied / vocational route and a more enjoyable route for those who prefer a portfolio based course. These are more often externally assessed through coursework or a small number of examinations.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q Once I have my results, what happens next and when do I find out whether I have got a place in St. Louis 6th Form? A If you are not already a St. Louis pupil you must make an afternoon appointment at the school on the day the results come out. You will then be given a time to visit the school, accompanied by a parent or guardian, for a short interview with a member of the Senior Management Team. You will also be asked to bring your results slips, previous two school reports, birth certificate and any other supporting documentation you may have for example certificates or awards, progress files etc.

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St. Louis Grammar School 6th Form Prospectus  

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