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CAMPUS AND COURSE GUIDE

2014-2015

Time to get your future

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CAMPUS AND COURSE GUIDE 2014-2015

INTRODUCTION

n io t a c u d e f o e r u t u f e h T

t i t o g e v u o y in One


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2014-2015 The information in this prospectus is designed to help guide you in your decisions for further education at One. Information of how to apply, choosing the right career path for you, entry requirements and qualifications, key dates and open events, advice on all the student resources we have on offer, as well as a complete listing of all the courses of study available.

Contents Welcome to One

04

On the Campus

06

Key dates and events

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Travelling to One

08

Choosing the right course

10

Help and support

12

Supporting you to succeed

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Additional activities

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Parents and Guardians

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August 2013 results

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A Level course guide

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Diploma course guide

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Foundation learning

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INTRODUCTION - WELCOME TO ONE

Welcome to One from Charlotte Hughes year 13 student I am delighted that you are considering studying at One as my experience has been extremely positive and rewarding. I am currently studying French, Spanish and Sociology A Levels and can whole heartily say I am enjoying every minute of my studies. One has provided me with a fantastic environment to fulfil my academic and personal goals. The atmosphere around the college is always vibrant and I believe it is great motivation to be surrounded by fellow students who are also striving to achieve academic success. I found the energy that surrounds One has been contagious. After attending an open event and meeting the enthusiast subject teachers, I couldn’t wait to finish my GSCEs and begin my next steps at One. Even with seven months to go before beginning my A Level studies, I was already excited about trying new subjects and developing my skills and knowledge. One has a very strong and supportive network of passionate and experienced staff. Also, unique to One is the Personal Progress Tutor team (PPTs) - this provision means each student is assigned a PPT who is separate from their studies. The team are there to help support and act as a liaison between you, your subject teachers and home life. I have found the PPT team to be very effective and a great asset as they are an integral part of student’s academic and personal progress. Every student should make good use of this amazing opportunity to support their learning as the college is committed to working with each individual ensuring you have the right springboard from which you can progress into either higher education or employment. I would highly recommend One to any student who is looking to complete an A Level or Vocational course as One strives to deliver the most diverse and extensive curriculum for 16 – 19 year olds. Their flexible and modern approach to learning means my experience has been much more than just gaining qualifications, it acts as the stepping stone between school and the working world or university, whichever your choice maybe. Look forward to seeing you soon! Charlotte Hughes


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Be equal ‘The whole centre is completely inclusive. Being part of One is a fantastic opportunity, the perfect partnership between students and staff, the campus where everyone is equal.’

A message from a Year 13 student - 16th August 2013 I meant to come and see you on results day but it was a bit manic and somehow I managed not to (my friends insisted that the pub was calling!) So, I thought I’d give you a quick email to say thank you. Though I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t unbelievably stressful and difficult in places, Suffolk One was the most fun I’ve ever had in education and I’ve made friends there that I hope I can keep for life. I wouldn’t have aced my A Levels quite so spectacularly (A*A*A* - HOW?!), or be half the person I am now, without it. Everything has changed so much for me since high school I can hardly even believe it, and I’m very, very happy. You, and all my teachers this year, have been more incredible than I could have asked. I couldn’t have done it without you all and I’m genuinely sad to leave. Keep doing what you’re doing, good luck with next year’s students (who should include my rather excellent sister), and I assume I’ll see you some time in December for the awards evening. Thank you for everything. Jennifer Anderson

‘We encourage our students to contribute to College life and to enjoy its many opportunities.’ ‘The College has a happy and purposeful atmosphere, and there is a real sense of partnership between students and staff.’ Ofsted May 2012


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INTRODUCTION - CAMPUS AND DATES

On campus There is an Outstanding Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and eLearning Team to support you with your studies. Our campus recognises everyone has different study needs so One offers a mixture of quiet and group study areas. In each Learning Zone area there is a mixture of Macs and Window PCs available plus an extensive range of books (including course texts), wide range of online resources, laptops, audio-visual equipment and a variety of newspapers.

Our ethos Our campus ethos will equip you, not only with the skills you will need in higher education or the workplace, but also with the confidence and ambition you need to achieve your personal and academic goals. Dispersed throughout the building are our fantastic student support functions to offer advice and guidance on queries relating to student printing, finance and transport etc.

Café One is located on the ground floor and is used by staff and students to socialise and as a flexible work space. During lunchtime you have the use of the following facilities: • • • • • •

Theatre Space Design Technology studios Music Technology Labs Sports Hall and Fitness Suite Outdoor Floodlit Multi-Use Games Area Beauty Salon


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Key dates to note Applications for A Level courses open 16th October 2013 - 28th February 2014

You can send in your application form now. Once we receive it you will be sent details of your interview within two weeks.

Applications for Vocational courses open 16th October 2013 - 31st May 2014

Open Events

These are a great opportunity to visit us to find out more about our courses and meet our staff. 16th October 2013

6.00pm - 8.30pm

30th January 2014

6.00pm - 8.00pm

19th October 2013

10.00am - 1.00pm

Interview Dates 19th November 2013

4.30pm - 7.00pm

16th December 2013

4.30pm - 7.00pm

4th December 2013 22nd January 2014

13th February 2014 25th March 2014 24th April 2014

4.30pm - 7.00pm 4.30pm - 7.00pm 4.30pm - 7.00pm 4.30pm - 7.00pm 4.30pm - 7.00pm

Other reminders May 2014

Revision time for your exams. June-July 2014

Pre-Induction event; this is your opportunity to speak to subject tutors, meet other prospective students and experience a taste of college life 24th June 2014. August 2014

Enrolment starts. A Level and GCSE results released. If you need help or advice about your next step, visit our open events or call admissions on 01473 556627. Students need to make themselves available for enrolment from Tuesday 26th August to Friday 29th August 2014. September 2014

Enrolment continues. Induction week marks the start of your One experience.

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INTRODUCTION - TRAVEL

Travelling to One If you’re worried about travel, getting to One is easy; there are a variety of different travel arrangements to suit everyone. Walking Students who live within a 3 mile radius of the centre are encouraged to walk to the college in order to help promote personal fitness and health living.

Cycling Secure facilities are available at the college to enable students to park cycles. To further support cycling the college provides lockers and shower facilities for students who travel by bicycle.

Motorcycle / scooter Scooters are a popular form of transport for students travelling to the centre, and we provide parking spaces for both motorcycles and scooters within the car park.

Bus Suffolk County Council Passenger Transport has developed a time table of dedicated coaches for One students which, alongside existing public transport and our own contracted buses, will provide easy access for students within a wide radius. One’s contracted bus services have been established to meet specific demand to provide a direct service to One. As we grow and where this becomes economically viable this arrangement will be extended.

Train Rail travel linked into the local Park & Ride shuttle bus service, which runs every 10 minutes, provides an excellent means of travel.

Car To support car sharing and those rurally isolated, we have a special arrangement with the local Park & Ride facility at London Road where eligible students are able to park and use the bus to One. This arrangement allows the driver and its passengers to share costs.

Worried about travel cost? Assistance with travel costs may be available through Suffolk County Council’s Post 16 Discretionary Travel scheme; further details and application forms are available on the Suffolk County Council website, simply visit: www.suffolkonboard.com Alternatively, One may be able to assist students through its own ‘Access to Learning Fund’; eligibility is dependent on personal circumstances.


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Train and bus transfer routes STOWMARKET

NEEDHAM MARKET

WOODBRIDGE

MELTON

STOWMARKET

NEEDHAM MARKET

WOODBRIDGE

MELTON

IPSWICH RAIL STATION IPSWICH RAIL (All transfers use the Park & Ride buses please see below) STATION

TRANSFERS*

(All transfers use the Park & Ride buses please see below)

TRANSFERS*

COLCHESTER

MANNINGTREE

TRIMLEY

FELIXSTOWE

COLCHESTER

MANNINGTREE

TRIMLEY

FELIXSTOWE

Local bus transfer routes STOWMARKET

DEBENHAM

WOODBRIDGE

NEEDHAM MARKET STOWMARKET

MARTLESHAM DEBENHAM

CLAYDON

WOODBRIDGE

HENLEY

KESGRAVE MARTLESHAM

HENLEY

KESGRAVE

NEEDHAM MARKET BRAMFORD CLAYDON SUDBURY BRAMFORD HADLEIGH SUDBURY

TOWER RAMPARTS OLD CATTLE MARKET IPSWICH RAIL STATION TOWERuse RAMPARTS (All transfers the Park & Ride OLDwhich CATTLE MARKET buses run every 10 mins, transfer time approx 5 mins) IPSWICH RAIL STATION

HADLEIGH

(All transfers use the Park & Ride buses which run every 10 mins, transfer time approx 5 mins) CAPEL ST MARY COLCHESTER CAPEL ST MARY

TRIMLEY

COLCHESTER By-pass NOTE: All buses using the Ipswich by-pass go directly to Suffolk One

By-pass

NOTE: All buses using the Ipswich by-pass go directly to Suffolk One

FELIXSTOWE TRIMLEY BRANTHAM MANNINGTREE

HOLBROOK

SHOTLEY

HOLBROOK

SHOTLEY

BRANTHAM MANNINGTREE

FELIXSTOWE


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INTRODUCTION - CHOOSING

Choosing the right Course This is your most important decision. We have a very wide range of courses in many different subjects. Getting on the right course is the first step to a successful future, and we place great emphasis on pre course guidance. Virtually every course is delivered without additional cost to you.

Guide to Qualifications

As you think about your course, consider:

We offer an extensive range of courses that will ensure you get the most out of your college experience. Each course offers the highest quality of teaching and the support you need to ensure you meet your full potential.

the subjects you enjoy

Advanced Level Courses

the subjects you

are good at

the subjects you might

need for a future career

Advanced Level Courses are generally aimed at preparing you for higher education. You usually study four AS subjects in the first year, in the second and final year you either continue with three of the subjects or with all four.

BTEC Nationals Structure:

• BTEC National Diplomas are 2-year Level 3 courses made up of 18 units (6 core units and 12 specialist units) related to your chosen industry.

• It is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and at the end you should achieve a triple grade e.g. PPP, MMP or DDD, which attracts UCAS points for university, just like A Levels. • A BTEC National Diploma is the equivalent to achieving 3 A Levels. • The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to achieving 1 A Level. Progression:

What is Entry Level? Entry Level is the right course if you need extra support to gain the skills you need to move on to a Level 1 course at college or to prepare you for work. To join the Entry Level course you do not need any formal qualifications but we do expect you to want to work hard at college and achieve your targets. The course can last 1 or 2 years depending on your ability.

• A lot of students will go on to university after studying a BTEC National Diploma to study a BTEC Higher National qualification or a full degree course. Others go straight into work. A BTEC National will give you the relevant knowledge and skills to enter your chosen industry.

Level 2 Diplomas Structure:

• Level 2 Diplomas are 1-year Level 2 courses made up of 6 units, related to your chosen industry. At the end you should achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction. A Level 2 Diploma is the equivalent to achieving 4 GCSEs at grade C. Progression:

• The Level 2 Diploma is a great stepping stone onto the BTEC National Diploma and most of our students will go on to study at this higher level at One. Others might continue learning in the workplace or gaining employment-based training.


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Your progression IF YOU ACHIEVE

IF YOU ACHIEVE

IF YOU ACHIEVE

Few or no GCSE Passes

4 GCSEs or more at Grade E or above

4-5 GCSEs or more at Grades A* -C

ENTRY LEVEL (1-2 year)

(1 year) Advance Programme

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

Foundation Learning

BTEC First Diploma

A Levels

GCSE Resit

BTEC National Diploma

LEVEL 3

UNIVERSITY OR

(in Maths or English if required)

at Suffolk One

OR EMPLOYMENT

(2 years)

(AS/A2)

EMPLOYMENT

with training

Entry Requirements 2014/15

The following is a guide to the entry requirements for courses at One; we will naturally want to discuss your GCSE grades with you and will ensure that wherever appropriate you will study the programme of your choice. In order to study FOUR AS/A2 you will need: • At least 6 A*- C grades at GCSE, including at least 3 B grades • GCSE English Language grade A*- C

Please note: Level 2 vocational qualifications cannot be accepted. In order to study THREE AS/A2 you will need: • At least 5 A*- C grades at GCSE, including at least 3 B grades • GCSE English Language grade A*- C

Please note: this programme of study will not be the norm and decisions will be based on individual circumstances. Level 2 vocational qualifications cannot be accepted.

In order to study a Level 3 Diploma (Extended) you will need: • At least 5 A*- C grades at GCSE

• GCSE English Language grade A*- C In order to study a Level 2 Diploma you will need: • At least 4 GCSEs grade E or above, including a grade D in Maths or English Please note: you will also need to meet the specific subject criteria for each course as outlined in this prospectus.

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INTRODUCTION - HELP AND SUPPORT

Help and support Helping you to succeed - Our approach is simple and effective. We will provide expert teaching and personal support to match your own commitment. We will work together for your success. Make no mistake, at One everything is geared to you exceeding expectations. Experience

Our staff have tremendous experience, and we are 16-19 specialists. As well as excellent teachers and dedicated tutors, we have many post 16 examiners too. Our staff are selfreflective and take seriously the views and ideas of students.

Respect

We will treat you with equality and respect – you will call staff by their first names. Students are welcome to work at One from 8.00am to 6.00pm to make full use of our superb facilities. When our students are not in lessons, they sometimes decide to work at home as well. Our aim is to develop a responsible approach to self-study, while creating an attractive social environment for our students.

Support

The step up from GCSE is a significant one but we know this, and we will use our experience to help you learn the new skills you need. Our students constantly tell us that they are amazed by the additional help they receive from teachers who run a tremendous number of extra support sessions, as well as the timetabled lessons.

Student Financial Support 2014/15 One College 16-19 Access for Learning Fund (ALF) One College recognises that some students may have difficulty completing their courses because of financial barriers. Accordingly we have set up the 16-19 Access for Learning Fund which offers support to students and their families on low income. There are two elements to the Fund, offering support in different ways:

Guaranteed Bursary A bursary of £1,200 a year for young people in the following defined groups: young people who are looked after (in care), care leavers, young people in receipt of Income Support (or Universal Credit) in their own name and disabled young people in receipt of both Employment & Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments).

Discretionary Learner Support Fund All students not in receipt of a Guaranteed Bursary can apply for the Discretionary Learner Support Fund and will be assessed individually on total household income (including benefits); priority will be given to supporting students who are from low income families. Awards from the Discretionary Learner Fund are to be used on costs associated with attending One College or the students’ curriculum. Awards will not normally be paid in cash; examples of possible expenditure are: credit to college catering (Café One), resources needed for courses, printing, educational trips, exam fees, music lessons within college and public transport related expenses.

More details on the 16-19 Access for Learning Fund and an application form can be found on the college website:

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Home Page: ‘Information’, ‘16-19 Access for Learning Fund’.


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INTRODUCTION - SUPPORTING YOU TO SUCCEED

Supporting you to Succeed At One we believe high quality individual support for students is of the utmost priority; we know that quality support can make a huge difference to a student’s success and enjoyment whilst studying with us. How will I be supported in my studies at One?

Personal Progress Tutors (PPT) CEIAG Manager

Guidance Leaders

SEN(D) Manager

Teaching Staff

Guidance Administrator

SLT Student Monitoring

Student Cabinet

Where can I go to access the different types of support on offer? Student Services is located in the centre of One on the ground floor. It is a ‘one-stop’ shop for support, including health advice, counselling, welfare services, finance advice, administrative support and information on careers education, information advice and guidance. You will also find your Personal Progress Tutor here.

Personal Progress Tutors (PPT) When you join One you will have your own Personal Progress Tutor. At school you will have had a form tutor and a Personal Progress Tutor is not dissimilar, apart from the fact they have lots of dedicated time to get to know you really well during your time at One. Your Personal Progress Tutor will quickly help you to settle in so that you make the most of your time here with us. Your Personal Progress Tutor is the person who will have an overview of your academic and personal development and ensure that you are on track throughout your time at One, so you can move successfully to the next stage of your development whether that be into Higher Education or employment with training.

Student Advocate

Target Setting and Progress Review You will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning. However, your achievement, attendance and commitment are carefully monitored and shared with you, your parents/guardians and your future place of study or employment.

At One the target setting and progress review monitoring system is rigorous and based upon regular and formalised one-to-one interviews with your Personal Progress Tutor. These conversations will allow you to be clear on how you are currently performing in each subject and precisely what you have to do to move to the next stage.

Attendance Monitoring

It goes without saying that full attendance in all your classes and tutorials is essential if you are to succeed on your course and maximise your grades for your university place or job. Your Personal Progress Tutor will monitor your attendance on a week by week basis and this will be reviewed regularly when you meet your Personal Progress Tutor across each academic year. Please note: you are asked not to take holidays during term time.


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Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) At One we have a dedicated CEIAG team. They will work closely with you to ensure that you have access to high quality, impartial advice and guidance in relation to your future choices. Our qualified advisers offer individual confidential guidance interviews and a daily drop-in service. They also work alongside your Personal Progress Tutor to ensure that you have the opportunity to learn about the various routes that are available to you. As part of your tutorial programme with your Personal Progress Tutor, you will be provided with information about the main progression routes that are appropriate and available to you.

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Extra help with your learning During your time with us, you may need additional support and help with your studies. It might be that you require access arrangements for exams, emotional support or additional learning resources. You will be able to receive this extra support by talking to your Personal Progress Tutor who will sign-post you to the most appropriate person or location within the college. The Learning Resource Centre and Learning Zones are available to support your learning. Here, you will be able to carry out subject research and develop your personal reading. These areas are staffed by highly qualified support staff. If you need extra help because of a physical, sensory or a specific disability, One offers a range of support services that can help you. For further information please contact our Student Support Manager on 01473 556600. We encourage you to make an appointment to come and see us as soon as you are thinking of applying for a course.

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INTRODUCTION - SUPPORTING YOU TO SUCCEED

The Student Events Team The Student Events Team is a group of students elected annually (September to September) through a selection process to represent the student voice at One. The Student Events Team works closely with the Communications Team to provide an important marketing function, working as an interface between current and prospective students.

Institute of Directors (IoD) Student Membership There will be the opportunity for you to join the IoD and become a student member with your fees paid while studying at One. Having an IoD Student membership will provide you with a range of benefits to support you in your studies and in your future career, giving you a competitive advantage in your next steps. We have fantastic local business partnerships and encourage our students to get involved as it will offer diverse experiences, help you develop valuable connections and improve your business knowledge.

College Life You will have access to a variety of student groups, societies and associations. Whether you want to meet new people, continue a hobby, learn something new or just get involved in student life, there is something for you. There will be opportunities for you to participate in a variety of activities outside your timetabled lessons including music, drama, sport, gym and fitness, Duke of Edinburgh Award and much more. In recent years we have offered additional qualifications such as GCSE Astronomy as part of our offer to students for details of additional activities please turn to page 18.

The Student Events Team works together to maintain a positive environment in the college, making proposals for new facilities and planning events for the student body. The dedicated team makes an important contribution to college life and provides students with a number of lively and interesting opportunities, as well as offering the chance to take on posts of real responsibility.

Stretch and Challenge at One (S&C) The S&C programme is designed to help us meet the needs of students with high ability, potential and/or talent. You may wish to be considered for S&C if one or more of the following describes you: • you expect to achieve excellent GCSE results

• you intend to apply for the most competitive universities • you intend to apply for the most demanding courses at university including Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science

• you have a particular talent in Music/Drama/Sport/Art/ Sciences/Maths As an S&C student at One you will experience a wide variety of challenging and exciting learning opportunities, inside and outside college, each one planned to help you achieve your intellectual potential whilst having a great college experience.


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The One S&C Group has been developed based on the High Schools’ gifted and talented programmes and will attract those of you who have achieved high grades at GCSE, who aspire to study at the most competitive universities, those of you with talent in art, sport, music and performance and those of you who yearn for something more from your study.

Its aim is to give you the chance to study, play, perform and explore beyond the demands of sixth form qualifications, to prepare you for the challenging tests that universities demand. When will the programme take place?

The S&C programme at One will be timetabled each week. You may also be invited to various events or conferences throughout the year. What are the main components of the One S&C programme? Level 3:

• you expect to achieve excellent GCSE results

• you intend to apply for the most competitive universities • you intend to apply for the most demanding courses at university including Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science

• you have a particular talent in Music/Drama/Sport Art/Sciences/Maths

At One we believe that all students should be stretched and challenged and for those students who may be performing exceptionally well at Level 2 or Foundation Learning Level we also offer the S&C2 programme.

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What are the main components of the S&C2 programme? Level 2:

• An opportunity to complete a Level 3 project (counting towards your qualification with us in the following year) • Individualised preparation and support for your GCSE re-sits

• Additional time with your subject teachers on specific ‘stretch and challenge’ projects • Organised visits/conferences and residential trips • Talks by guest speakers

• Access to Level 3 academic resources Foundation Learning:

• An opportunity to complete a Level 2 project

• Individualised preparation and support for your Functional Skills tests. • Additional time with your subject teachers on specific ‘stretch and challenge’ projects • Organised visits/conferences/residential trips • Talks by guest speakers

• Access to Level 2 academic resources Like the S&C programme, this programme is designed to give you the chance to study, play, perform and explore beyond the demands of your current qualifications, to prepare you for the challenges that will face you as you progress at and beyond One.

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INTRODUCTION - ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Additional activities 2014-15 Extended Project

This is an opportunity for you to follow your passion and gain an extra qualification equivalent to an AS Level. Students choose an area in which they have a genuine interest and pursue it in the form of one of the following: • a dissertation, a piece of research • an artefact or a production

It is the process of evaluating your research, being prepared to think deeply about your focus and the ability to complete a learning journal that will give you success. Skills acquired are independent learning, time management, self-discipline and organisation. The Extended Project is highly valued by all universities as an excellent indicator of suitability for undergraduate courses. The course is condensed into an intense six month period between June and December with the main body of work conducted during the summer holidays. Projects completed last year were completely diverse and included an anthology of original poetry, an investigation into Alzheimer’s Disease, the legacy of King John and the development of an electronic device linking mobile telephones with an external display screen to assist partially sighted people. A comprehensive awareness-raising programme begins in May of Year 12 and each student has a dedicated staff mentor who guides and advises the student through the process.

The success rate for the Extended Project has been outstanding with 97% of students entering achieving grades A* or A.


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The Arts and Sports

Choosing your A Level and Diploma courses from the selection offered by the Faculty of Arts & Sports is just the beginning; also on offer is an extensive range of extracurricular activities set out to enhance and enrich your Artistic, Musical, Performing and Sporting experience. These activities provide exciting opportunities for you to develop and learn new skills, to perform, compete, work as part of a team, collaborate and showcase your talents and achievements.

MakeOne is your opportunity to make a mark in the

field of visual arts, design and media production. You will work towards a final exhibition or celebration of your work produced in this programme both in One and at other venues in the local area. We will invite practising artists to work with you and inspire you:

• Trips to London Galleries and European Art Capitals - Visit the Artistic Treasures of Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam • Fashion Show - See your designs modeled on the catwalk

• London Photo-Shoots - Travel to London’s South Bank and West End after dark to visit for an experimental night-shoot using light painting and long-exposure techniques. Visit the City of London and East End Street Markets to capture the urban spirit and soak up cool ideas at contemporary photography galleries • UCS, ARU and NUA Taster Sessions - Find out all about Art & Design Degree courses in Ipswich, Cambridge and Norwich • Gifted and Talented Trips - In-depth study visits to important art collections such as The Cast Collection (Cambridge), Sainsbury Centre (Norwich), V&A and The British Museum (London)

• Life Drawing sessions - Face the ultimate artistic challenge, develop your observational drawing skills in a variety of media; learn all about human anatomy and build up your portfolio

• Competitions and Exhibitions - Get exposure for your artwork, win prizes and make sales • Join Film Club and help to present The Suffolk International Film Festival in 2014 - Film Club is exciting and innovative; it’s your chance to try your hand with technical and production skills whilst exploring the “moving image”. At the end of the year you can become involved with an exciting film festival with submissions from around the globe

• Write for One college magazine and make your voice heard! - One magazine has been very successful and this is your opportunity to make your views heard to the student population and more. If you are interested in writing, publishing or journalism come and get involved

• Visit the BFI IMAX to experience 3D cinema - The BFI IMAX at Waterloo is one of the most prestigious cinemas in Britain. Come and watch one of the 3D new releases and sample some of the attractions on the South Bank.

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ShowOne sets out to enhance and enrich your performing

arts experience. You can sign up for dance, drama, music and production arts. There will opportunities to work alongside professionals in the Performing Arts industry: • Annual Whole College Musical Production - 2011 We Will Rock You, 2013 Guys and Dolls, 2014 Hairspray

• Numerous Visits to Local and National Theatres and Concerts - New Wolsey Theatre, Dance East, Colchester Mercury, West End • Workshops with professional artists and companies - Gecko, Forefront Dance Company, Frantic Assembly

• Join our Lunchtime Music Clubs - Wind Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Covers Band, Samba, “One Voice” Choir

• Perform in our fortnightly slot - “Music on the Bridge”, in one of our Christmas/Spring Music Concerts, on the stage at Snape Maltings as part of the Suffolk Celebration of School’s Music, as well as gigs in local venues • Take Instrumental Lessons in any of the following instruments: - Upper strings, Cello, Woodwind , Brass , Drum kit, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Theory • Try your luck in “Battle of the Bands”

ActiveOne is all about sporting achievement and developing experience in the sports and leisure industry. You can represent One as the member of a competitive team, learn new skills and enjoy an active life with other students:

• Lunchtime sports clubs - A range of recreational sports will be on offer at lunchtimes throughout the week from 12:10—13:00. Look out for the timetable for further details • Fitness Suite - Improve your fitness levels by attending the fitness suite. The facility is open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 12:10 and 13:00. A qualified gym instructor will be there to assist and guide you through your workout, make the most of this if you want to get the most out of your training • Competitive sport -There will be the opportunity to represent the centre in a number of competitive sports, these activities require commitment and will involve regular training and the opportunity to pit your wits against other students from other colleges

• Xscape snow dome, Milton Keynes - An annual visit to the snow dome in Milton Keynes is open to all students where you can try skiing or snowboarding for the first time or dust off the cobwebs ready for the winter snow season if you’re an experienced snow sport enthusiast • Mountain Biking in Rendlesham Forest - This is an opportunity to let off a little steam and enjoy an exhilarating ride along the cycle trails that pass through Rendlesham Forest.

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INTRODUCTION - ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Business, Languages and Psychology Your subject choices are an important part of your experience with us, but choosing One goes beyond that. In the Business, Languages and Psychology (BLP) faculty we focus on the wider community. Whether it is working with local businesses and universities in Business-type courses, or taking a trip abroad as part of a language course, we will open up a new set of opportunities for you. Students who choose any course in this faculty have the opportunity to go on trips and visits, welcome in guest speakers and work within the local community, whether it is a project with a local company.

Many of the subjects in our faculty are industry-based and dynamic, therefore we offer work placements and industry mentors. Giving you the opportunity to network and build your own relationships with people and organisations that could offer employment or valuable advice. We look at preparation for work and the needs of the employment market because we truly believe that we are one step in your journey.

Chess club At One Chess Club you will be given the opportunity to play against a wide range of abilities, develop your skills and learn some exciting variants. Some tuition can be given to players of all abilities, but mostly the club is about making friends and playing chess.

Stock market challenge The Stock market Challenge is an exciting national financial competition that our Year 12 Accounting students enjoy each year. Students work in groups have £100,000 of virtual money to trade on the London Stock Exchange in ‘real-time’. This is a national competition that is run within One, and nationally, with the school/college gaining the highest value of shares presenting to a board of financial representatives in London.

Yellow Jelly Yellow Jelly is a creative design and marketing agency with offices in Ipswich and London. Student pairs (languages + BAE) will be doing work experience at the Ipswich Office (the Havens) working on a project for one of their clients, French Maison, a web-based business who advertise holiday gîtes and villas to rent in France.

Speaking classes This is an opportunity for students to develop fluency and confidence in speaking as well as to extend and practise language learned in their normal lessons. All AS and A2 language students attend weekly 20-30 minute speaking workshops with either their language teacher or the language assistant. We debate topical issues, learn and practise new structures and play vocab/ phrase games. Students are also able to work on skills and aspects of the course that they really want to improve/ understand better.

Human library Psychology students at One get the opportunity to speak with people who suffer from a range of mental illnesses (e.g. Schizophrenia and Anorexia) to apply their knowledge to real world experience. An interesting opportunity to talk to people who have lived through the experiences that you discover within your lessons, find out the truth behind the theory.

Roboclub Roboclub is an extra-curricular activity to build and program robots through a series of exciting challenges. Under the direction of the computing team, members of the Robotics Club have an opportunity to learn teamwork, engineering, programming, problem solving, and critical thinking skills all while having fun! Students learn important concepts that can help them throughout their academic and professional careers. Club members will use robotics tools to build robots and machines, program them to perform specific tasks, troubleshoot problems, and refine their strategies to address practical challenges.

Willis initiative The Willis Initiative is an exciting opportunity for BLP students to work with a business mentor to improve their employability skills. Sessions with mentors include debating and public speaking, improving CVs, a tour and job shadowing at the Willis building in Ipswich and mock interviews. These sessions are invaluable to our students as they give them the chance to shine whilst working with a large local employer. To date, we have had five students gain full-time employment and apprenticeships with Willis partly due to this opportunity.

Barclays partnership Language and Business students have the opportunity at One to become part of this exciting new partnership. Students compete in a ’top gun’ scenario to attend an assessment day at Barclays where they are put through a series of tests such as interviews and on the spot presentations. A small number of students are then selected by Barclays to attend a 2 week work placement during which time they are paired with regional directors and given a fascinating insight into the world of banking.

Law - Enrichment The aim of this programme is to support students in preparing for and making their applications for Law (-related subjects) at university and/ or jobs in this sector. In addition to providing students with information about different courses and careers, you will be able to participate in taster lessons in Law, take part in work experience in the sector, seek advice on tackling the special LNAT papers, visit legal institutions such as the Old Bailey in London and listen to guest speakers covering a variety of fascinating topics. There may also be an opportunity for students to work towards achieving the Extended Project Qualification with a Law-focus.


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Humanities

Humanities will provide you with an opportunity to study fascinating subjects which have shaped our understanding of the world we live in. These are subjects which critically engage in an evaluation of human existence, and require good skills of analysis and communication. Of course, you will be taught how to develop these in your lessons, but we strongly feel that academic engagement beyond the classroom will enhance these skills and give you an edge over your peers. Take this opportunity by joining up to any of the following exciting extra-curricular activities provided by the faculty:

Debating Society Are you opinionated? Do you have a perspective on every issue? Do you enjoy listening to other people’s views? The debating society will give you an opportunity to negotiate debating topics across a range of subjects covered in the faculty and hone your skills of academic debate. You will be joining a team of students who will meet every week to debate topics such as “should euthanasia be legalised?” and “should the bankers receive extravagant bonuses?”.

Creative Writing Have you a way with words? Are you a canny communicator? If so, come to the Creative Writing workshops to enhance your ability at producing poetry and prose. You will work on exciting stimulus material which will either be provided by the teachers or which you may wish to provide. The aim is to develop a broad portfolio of writing which could be used to apply for creative writing courses at university.

Between the lines Do you enjoy discussing novels? If so, this extra-curricular activity will be perfect for you. This is a vibrant, exciting group of students and staff who meet once a month to discuss, argue, fight, sulk, laugh over chosen books. Watch out for the list which ranges from philosophical to crime to biography to highly suspect! Good fun is always had and the bonus is that you will discover some excellent new books.

Bramford Dig Archaeology students will have the opportunity to put their learning into practice at a three day excavation in a local village.

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Reykjavik – Iceland A chance to take part in our residential trips to; Reykjavik – Iceland with Year 12 Geographers and Geologists. The Dorset Coast with Year 12 Geologists and the Lake Districts, included are many more field trips related to the content.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Once you have chosen you programme within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), whether it is a Diploma, a selection of A Levels or combinations of both, there are still many more opportunities available to you. The STEM faculty offers a wide range of activities to develop and learn new skills as well as aid your progression for the future.

Astronomy (GCSE) You have the opportunity to study for a GCSE in Astronomy. This is an opportunity to gain an interesting and additional qualification by studying outside the normal timetable. You will learn about Earth, Moon and Sun; Planetary systems; the stars and Galaxies and Cosmology. You will learn by using high quality equipment, including telescopes and digital cameras. This course is assessed by exam and coursework elements.

Medics Programme If you have a desire to become a Doctor, Dentist or Vet and have achieved several A grades at GCSE you have the opportunity to take part in the medics programme. This will involve attending seminars held by current practitioners; specialist sessions for writing personal statements for University; support in ensuring a relevant work experience placement is obtained and specialist study support to help you towards your necessary goal of A grades at A Level. Students who wish to enter the medical professional in other areas will also have the opportunity to attend seminars offered.

Mathematics Challenge

Who do you think you are family history project? Students will have the opportunity to access historical records in order to research their own family history.

This is a nationally run multiple choice test paper where you are able to gain a Gold, Silver or Bronze award. There are two competitions; an individual award which you complete here at One, and a team event. The team challenge usually takes place at a local college and you are competing for your college against other Suffolk and Essex based colleges. This is open to all A Level Maths students.

Health and Social Care

Biology Olympiad

History Club

Local ‘care workers’/related fields to come in and speak to the students within the Health and Social Care faculty about the various jobs within the care sector and their responsibilities, together with the possibility of using contacts at UCS to offer information / sharing of specialist knowledge regarding Health and Social Care-related fields.

This is a national competition run by the Society of Biology, students are able to compete for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards; it is also possible to win a place at the national Olympiad event. Questions are based on AS and A2 biology, and are completed online in examination conditions. This provides an excellent opportunity to show you are expanding your Biology knowledge and an opportunity to compete against other students in the country.

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INTRODUCTION - PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Parents & Guardians We believe that it is important to involve you in the programme of study chosen by your son/daughter or young person in your care and we offer excellent support and advice for parents throughout the year. We hope that the following information will be of help. Consultation evenings for parents/carers of new students These evenings are designed to enable parents to meet the Personal Progress Tutors and to find out more about One. These evenings take place in September and are an opportunity for parents to give us information as well as to ask questions. Throughout the rest of the year, there are further consultation events to discuss student’s progress with parents/carers. Full information about these evenings will be forwarded directly to parents and carers. However, if you have any concerns about academic achievement, attendance or motivation of your son, daughter or young person in your care at any other time, please contact their Personal Progress Tutor and make an appointment to discuss your concerns with them on: 01473 556600.

The One Timetable The College timetable generally spans Monday-Friday, 9.30am - 3.45pm

Our commitment to you... Our commitment to parents and carers of students under the age of 18 years means that you will: Have access to a report of attendance, progress and achievement information Be given the opportunity to discuss the progress being made by your son, daughter, young person in your care with his or her Personal Progress Tutor or other appropriate person Be informed at an early stage of any significant issues Be informed of unexplained absences and persistent lateness At Suffolk One we encourage parents to support students by taking an active interest in their studies. The courses are often intensive and students benefit greatly from having parental support.

Most students will receive around 20 hours of teaching each week. This is supplemented by additional study time when students can work independently either in the college Learning Resource Centre or if they prefer may work from home. If students fall behind in their academic studies they will be advised that they have to attend Supervised Study sessions, these are supportive and aim to get students ‘back on track’.

Student Timetable We provide students with a timetable at the beginning of the year. It is recommended that you become familiar with this schedule as we feel a parent’s access to timetable information can help students manage their education. Following the Year 12 parents information evenings in September (please see academic calendar on the One website) you will have electronic access to student timetables and information on attendance.

Support for students ‘There is good monitoring of student progress’ Ofsted May 2012 All students at One have their own Personal Progress Tutor. They have the knowledge of all of their tutees and their chosen course of study at Suffolk One. Personal Progress Tutors are responsible for monitoring the academic achievement, attendance and motivation of all students. If the Personal Progress Tutor has any concerns he or she will contact you. Similarly, if you have any concerns you should contact him or her.


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Students taking pride and responsibility

Holidays

‘The behaviour of students is exemplary’ ‘Students are polite, helpful and take pride in their college’ Ofsted May 2012

We strongly advise against students taking holidays within term time as this has a negative impact on their attendance and attainment, holidays taken during term time will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. If family holidays are planned in term time, please write to the Personal Progress Tutor in advance. It is important to note that attendance during the Summer Term is crucial for examinations and final assessment, it is also necessary that students are available during the results and enrolment period in mid/late August.

Most students appreciate an atmosphere that values them as mature individuals, imposing only the necessary rules ensures mutual respect and consideration and helps them to meet the requirements of their chosen courses. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own progress and behaviour in preparation for life after One. Upon joining One, students are made aware of the disciplinary procedure and asked to read and sign the Student Code of Conduct as part of their induction programme. One’s policy on alcohol and illegal drugs is simple: these substances must not, under any circumstances, be brought onto the site.

Smoking is only allowed in the designated area. Serious breaches of the Code of Conduct may result in suspension or expulsion in line with the One Student Disciplinary Policy.

Attendance and punctuality One regards good attendance and punctuality as a fundamental part of student engagement in life at One and deems them both to be an important prerequisite for the highest levels of achievement.

All of the College’s staff adopt a consistent and transparent approach and expectations are clearly communicated to students. It is part of the Personal Progress Tutor role to ensure that absences and lateness are followed up.

In the event of student sickness medical certificates should be posted to Personal Progress Tutors, where applicable. If a student is absent for four weeks without producing a written explanation they will be regarded as having left the course.

Safeguarding We take very seriously our duty to protect young people and vulnerable adults (often referred to as “Safeguarding”). Young people, under the age of 18 years, are protected by the Childrens Act 1989. Our procedures ensure that students feel safe whilst at One. Staff are appropriately recruited and trained and we will take immediate action should there be any serious welfare concerns. A copy of the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policy is available on Suffolk One’s intranet, Platform One, and in hard copy from Student Services.

If you have any concerns over a child protection issue, please contact the College’s Senior Designated Safeguarding person on 01473 556600. We will handle all concerns in a sensitive manner.

Part time jobs Many students have part-time jobs, which provide some income and also encourage independence. However, it is essential that college work comes first. If a student takes on too much, it can affect their academic progress. Therefore we recommend that students should not undertake paid or voluntary work for more than ten hours per week.

Costs Some courses require students to purchase specialist equipment and/or clothing; in addition some courses require students to engage in Work Experience and in some cases (Health and Social Care courses) the student will need to meet the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Information on costs associated with subject specific trips and/or residential trips is available on the course information on the college website: www.suffolkone.ac.uk

Eat at One Café One is at the centre of One, offering a selection of hot and cold food, breakfast items, lunches, snacks and hot and cold drinks; naturally if you would prefer to bring a packed lunch that will be fine. In addition there is the ‘One Stop’ shop, offering a selection of snacks and drinks. Both are open from 8.30am onwards.

Student Records To assist us in keeping our records up-to-date please advise us of any change of address that may occur. Please contact us in writing by either post or email providing the following information: • Student’s name and date of birth • Student’s course title

• Current address that One holds for the student

• New address for the student, including postcode

• New telephone number and email address if different

Please also notify us in writing if there is to be a change in legal guardianship of a student who is under 18 years of age, informing us of an up-to-date address and telephone number for the new primary carer or guardian.

Progression after One During the academic year students will have the opportunity to attend careers events such as employer presentations, visits from local recruitment agencies and careers talks in tutor groups. In addition in the second year the college will run a ‘Day in the Life’ event where professionals come to the college and discuss with the students a typical day in their working lives. Staff are always on hand in Student Services to discuss progression opportunities and next steps in their future learning and employment. This will also include dedicated time to the development of the personal statement and application to UCAS alongside the development of skills required for effective CV writing and letters of application for employment.

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AUGUST 2013 RESULTS

August 2013 Results

“Last year we were delighted with our results so this year we were hoping to consolidate or slightly improve on previous achievements. The fact that we have seen a 6% rise across the board with our A-level results – that surpasses the national benchmark – is an incredible reward for all the hard work put in by our students and staff. We have also seen some great successes with our National Diploma results with 91% of students gaining a distinction or merit, with many students gaining places at University and others starting careers. All in all I’m over the moon.” Alan Whittaker, Principal


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Our results A Level

Some of our students’ achievements

380 students sat A Level exams. 78% of students achieved A* – C, this is a 6% increase on the results last year and ahead of the National Benchmarks, with achievement at A*- E at 98% and at A*- A 20% against the National Benchmark of 26%.

Beth Oakley has gained a place at Robinson College in Cambridge. She will be studying psychological and behavioural sciences. She said, “I’m incredibly happy. It’s quite surreal, but ultimately it’s all good.”

AS Level 470 students sat AS Level examinations. 67% achieved at A - C, this is a 9% ahead of the National Benchmarks with achievement at A - E at 95%.

Level 3 National Diplomas 164 students studied Level three National Diplomas. 91% students achieved at Distinction and Merit.

Larissa West is off to the USA to study early children’s education alongside visual and performing arts in Massachusetts. She said, “I’m thrilled. I’ve always wanted to live in America since I was younger. It’s always been a dream and it won’t be long until I’ll be living that dream.”

Laura Wilding has started a job at the grain manufacturer called Nidera. She said, “It’s not that I didn’t want to go to University. It’s more that I wanted to start employment as soon as possible. I’m delighted with my results and my new job.”

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A LEVEL COURSES

STUDY a LEVELS IN: ACCOUNTING ANCIENT HISTORY ARCHAEOLOGY BIOLOGY BIOLOGY (HUMAN) BUSINESS STUDIES

A Levels

at One

CHEMISTRY COMPUTING DANCE DESIGN TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT DESIGN 3D DRAMA and THEATRE STUDIES ECONOMICS ELECTRONICS ENGLISH CREATIVE WRITING ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENGLISH LANGUAGE and LITERATURE ENGLISH LITERATURE FILM STUDIES FINE ART FOOD TECHNOLOGY FRENCH FURTHER MATHS GEOGRAPHY GEOLOGY GERMAN GOVERNMENT and POLITICS GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE MATHEMATICS MEDIA STUDIES MODERN HISTORY MUSIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY PERFORMing arts PERFORMANCE STUDIES PHILOSOPHY PHOTOGRAPHY PHYSICS PSYCHOLOGY RELIGIOUS STUDIES SOCIOLOGY SPANISH SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEXTILE DESIGN

Whatever you aspire to achieve we have a course that will help you to take your next step to realising your aspirations. In every area we aim to identify your skills and to nurture your talent. Our breadth of courses will help you achieve personal fulfilment, self-discovery, a sense of belonging and a qualification. Our breadth of courses means that we can offer a bespoke combination of varied studies to ensure your individual success. We’ll begin by helping you to choose the right course at the right level, which is why many of our courses will require you to show us what you have achieved so far. As you take increasing responsibility for your independent learning we’ll keep you well informed about your progress. We expect high standards and we’ll agree personal targets to help you reach your goal.


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Arts and Sports The Faculty of Arts and Sports benefits from exceptional facilities which include a Performing Arts centre; a superb sports hall, fitness suite and outdoor multiuse games area; spacious, naturally lit Art and Design studios; industry standard audio visual equipment; and highly qualified teaching staff and technicians in all areas. The Faculty has its own Learning Zone area from which equipment and resources can be accessed and loaned to support independent study.

Business, Languages and Psychology The Business, Languages and Psychology Faculty (BLP) offers exceptional facilities to study its broad range of subjects. Including state-of-the-art computer rooms and computing hardware, BLP has an Enterprise Academy and meeting rooms, and purpose built Beauty Therapy rooms fully equipped to the highest standards. As well as providing audio equipment for Languages and extensive laptop access within classrooms, the Green Learning Zone has a dedicated work area for faculty subjects, from which equipment and resources can be accessed to support independent study. Additionally, students on courses within our faculty will have the opportunity to experience visits from guest speakers and industry professionals, as well as leaving the centre for relevant and targeted visits linked to their studies.

Humanities The Faculty of Humanities offers an impressive selection of electronic resources and books. We have over 1,500 books available for your study and research in the LRC and offer access to numerous online and paperbased journals with the latest articles for each subject. Students also have access to a dedicated learning zone where they can obtain staff support for independent study.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) The facilities and resources available to STEM students at One are state-of-the-art, ranging from modern laboratories with up-to-date scientific equipment to mechanical and engineering workshops containing the latest electronic machine tools. In addition to dedicated teaching staff, highly qualified technicians are at hand to support you with all aspects of your practical work and laboratory skills. The ICT facilities throughout the centre are outstanding, guaranteeing easy access to both Mac computers and PCs, with individual laptops utilised regularly in STEM lessons to facilitate research activities. Additionally, a great variety of electronic and paper-based resources, such as scientific journals, are available for loan from the central LRC to support your independent study.

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Murven Wan Previous School Stowmarket High School Subjects taken at One Photography, Graphic Communication and Design Technology-3D product Design What is the best thing about One? The art department and the extensive range of facilities provided What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? I take part in Duke of Edinburgh, the Extended Project and was featured in the One Magazine

Why did you choose One? I wanted a fresh start in a new environment and enrolling at One has definitely encouraged and challenged me to improve and excel What is your proposed destination after One? I would like to attend Nottingham University to study Architecture What advice would you give to future One students? Make the most of the opportunities you have got in front of you and do what you think you can do


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Arts and Sports Dance

Fine Art

Step into the world of dance and gain knowledge and understanding of the dancer in action and the skills involved in performance. Through analysis, interpretation and evaluation of dances you will gain an appreciation and understanding of their historical and cultural context. You will take your first steps in developing your own creativity as a dancer and choreographer. This course will help you develop a number of skills: visual appreciation of dance and choreography, balanced judgement, information gathering and assessment and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Studying Fine Art will appeal to those of you who have an interest in creating and understanding works of art and the determination to develop as an individual artist. You will explore drawing skills, life drawing, painting, print making, ceramics, sculpture and photography. This course builds on your understanding of the subject on a global perspective and the study of artists, art movements and cultures from Pre-History through to Post-Modernism. This course will provide structured support as well as giving you creative freedom. Visits will be arranged to exhibitions, galleries and art museums throughout the course and to destinations including: London, Cambridge, Norwich, Paris and Amsterdam.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE Dance or Performing Arts or a Merit at Level 2 BTEC Dance, however, if this is not being taken then considerable practical experience is required in dance. Following an interview all prospective students will enjoy a group audition workshop to ensure suitability of the chosen Performing Arts course.

Drama and Theatre Studies Gain a deeper understanding of how theatre works and learn how to perform, direct and design for the stage. You will also be required to write about Drama and to develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic and an active audience member. The course will involve taking part in performances as well as studying plays and playwrights. Whatever your previous experience this subject will be thought-provoking, challenging and exciting. Much of your time will be spent working practically with others and your enjoyment and achievement will depend on your commitment to working as a part of a team.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE Drama or Performing Arts (or Merit at L2 BTEC equivalent). However, if this has not been taken, then considerable practical experience is required in Drama and/or Performing Arts. Following an interview all prospective students will enjoy a group audition workshop to ensure suitability of the chosen Performing Arts course.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE Art is normally required. However if this GCSE has not been taken then a selection of artwork and sketchbooks, which demonstrates acceptable levels of skill, will be requested for consideration.

Graphic Communication If you have good skills in drawing and the enthusiasm to explore a range of creative visual design processes this course will really appeal to you. Graphic Communication is suited to those looking to pursue a career in the world of design, print media, advertising and marketing. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of layout, illustration, packaging and typography through experimentation. In the first year you will learn new freehand skills and you will begin to master Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. There will be opportunities to visit London galleries and to work with ‘live’ briefs.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE Art and/or Graphics if studied. However if these GCSEs have not been taken then a selection of artwork and sketchbooks, which demonstrates acceptable levels of skill, will be requested for consideration.

Media Studies Film Studies This course will appeal to those who enjoy watching and criticising films and have an interest in exploring the theoretical concepts and practical elements of film-making. It is the study of visual storytelling and builds on your knowledge and enjoyment of film watching. The course looks at the range of film genres and styles on offer. You will explore a variety of theories and concepts relating to the study of film and examine the way the film industry operates as well as film production and marketing. In the first year you will study the Hollywood film industry and British film with an exciting coursework element of creating and directing a short film of your choice.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language.

The Media industry permeates every part of your daily life, whether TV, film or music, and every year this influence expands as New Media technologies change and allow us to not only be consumers but also producers. Through a variety of approaches, this course will enable you to develop your understanding and enjoyment of the media texts that you consume. In the first year you will explore your creativity and develop skills by making a moving image text, such as a film opening or advert. In addition, you will learn about key media concepts and apply these to media texts.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language.

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Arts and Sports Music Technology

Photography

This course is suited to those with an interest in the Music and recording industries, it refers to all forms of technology involved with the musical arts including, electronic devices used to assist in the recording, play back and storing of music. Music Technology plays a key part in the development of music from around the world. The course involves getting to grips with the latest Music Technology as well as setting up and managing tracks performed in a recording studio.

Photographic images surround us in every aspect of life. Studying Photography will offer you an opportunity to express your imaginative and creative side as well as developing technical and IT skills. You will have the opportunity to produce your own portfolio of work in all genres, using a variety of techniques inspired by ideas and influences from contemporary photographers. You need to be well organised, proactive and highly inspired by this medium to be successful. There will be many be chances to work on location and options to visit local and national exhibitions.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE Music or Merit in BTEC Music. If you haven’t studied Music at school then you must demonstrate experience and enthusiasm for playing music and using music technology. It is beneficial to have some music theory knowledge and basic keyboard skills as these will help you with the listening and sequencing parts of the course.

Music This course is suited for those with a passion for Music. You will study the three main elements of performing, composing and listening and the ways in which these interact. It aims to develop your individual playing skills and creativity as well as your performance style and composition skills. This course extends the GCSE skills of performing, composing and appraising a variety of styles of music. You will look at a variety of styles and genres of music from Baroque to Be-bop and have the chance to perform and write your own music.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in Music GCSE. You would also be expected to have a pass at Grade 5 practical/theory or equivalent in the September entry. If you haven’t studied Music at school then you will need to show a high level of skill on your instrument/voice and other musical experience. We will also ask you to come and do an informal audition in June/July time.

Performing Arts If you have a passion for Dance, Drama and Music this course will help you to discover the importance of each element in live performance. Through extensive practical workshops you will explore ways in which they can be combined to create a memorable experience for an audience. The course will give you an opportunity to explore different styles in each discipline and develop practical and theoretical skills in all of them. To succeed in Performing Arts you will be able to perform in Dance, Drama and Music, write about what you have studied, work with others and have the capacity to improve your own learning and performance.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE in any Performing Arts subject (or merit at L2 BTEC equivalent). However, if this has not been taken, then considerable practical experience is required in Performing Arts. Following an interview all prospective students will enjoy a group audition workshop to ensure suitability of the chosen Performing Arts course.

ENTRY CRITERIA: A genuine personal interest in this subject is required; a GCSE in Art at grade C is preferred. Students must demonstrate their artistic flair by submitting a selection of 12 effective photographs in response to a set brief.

Sport and Physical Education This course will allow you to develop your skills and experience in the sports in which you compete. You will develop an understanding of the scientific principles, such as training methods, nutrition and psychology that underpin advancements in human performance. You will also explore the social and cultural history of sport including the rise of professionalism. To be very successful in this subject it is essential that you train and compete to club standard in one of the following roles: performer, coach or official. For those with experience of playing football there will be a weekly training session from a UEFA A licensed coach and the chance to represent One in the British Colleges competition.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE PE and a Grade C in an Additional Science. Students must be regularly competing and training in at least one sport at club level. Evidence will be asked for at interview.

Textile Design If you’d like a career in interiors, costume or fashion then choose Textile Design. You will explore the tactile qualities of a wide range of textile processes and discover how to develop initial ideas into finished products. In the first year you will develop your skills, ideas and mastery of batik, textile construction, screen printing, heat transfer and surface decoration methods such as felt making, quilting and appliqué. These experiences will lead you to discover the area of Textile Design that you have a burning desire to pursue. You will take that passion and develop a personal response which you can showcase in your end of year fashion show.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE Art and/or Textiles is normally required. However if these GCSEs have not been taken then a selection of artwork and sketchbooks, which demonstrate acceptable levels of skill, will be requested for consideration.


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Angus Whitefield Previous School Claydon High School Subjects taken at One Maths, History and Psychology What is the best thing about One? The general atmosphere around One is very friendly and one I believe is very beneficial for learning. I have also found the teaching to be one of the best things as the teachers are always willing to offer their time to give extra help and support What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? Through One, I was able to officiate and help run a parathlon event which allows young disabled people to participate in a sports day. Outside of college I play football for Bramford U18s and cricket for Battisford and District Cricket Club

Why did you choose One? I chose One because it seemed to be an exciting new environment for young people where it was possible to obtain good A Level results in a friendly environment What is your proposed destination after One? I am becoming a trainee accountant at Ensors in Ipswich What advice would you give to future One students? Try and get involved with as many extra-curricular activities as you can and be prepared for some hard work!

“I chose One because it seemed to be an exciting new environment for young people.�

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Business, Languages and Psychology STUDENT PROFILE

Business Studies Name:

Shannon Eustace Previous School Claydon High School Subjects taken at One Maths, Music and English Language What is the best thing about One? The great access to equipment, able to use specific programmes on the MacBooks for music What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? I take part in One Voice, Samba Band, Concert Band and Covers Band Why did you choose One? One had the best courses for me and great facilities What is your proposed destination after One? I am going to Anglia Ruskin Cambridge to study English Language and Literature What advice would you give to future One students? Enjoy it! But revise hard and make the most of what’s available to you here

Accounting In an age of global business, financial competency is of great importance. This course will appeal to students who enjoy working with numerical data, take pleasure in problem solving and have an interest in Business and Finance or Accounting. You will be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate accounting information and understand a range of accounting problems. There are four units that introduce and develop financial and management accounting. You will learn the fundamentals of record-keeping and the purposes, techniques and consequences of effective financial accounting. You will consider how financial accounting helps in the measuring, monitoring and planning of successful business operations. You will study business ownership, control, profitability, performance and budgeting.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in GCSE Maths and grade C in GCSE English.

This course offers an insight into the world of business. Most of us have to work for a living and this course is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of business. It will equip you with skills and knowledge that you will be able to use once you have left education. You will study an introduction to the aims and objectives of private and public enterprises, why do some businesses operate primarily to earn profit and others simply to provide a service? You will explore the functions of the entrepreneur - innovation/organisation and risk taking. What makes an entrepreneur such as Richard Branson different psychologically from his peers? Study the features of various sources of internal and external funds available to business and their appropriateness for different circumstances. Businesses can be financed through loans, savings or venture capitalists.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Computing Computing is a technical subject which has a large practical element. This course is aimed at students who are interested in learning more about computing and is ideal for anyone who is seriously considering a career working with computers. The course examines the techniques used to design and write programmes and makes students aware of the main principles of systems analysis. The emphasis is on Computer Science; students learn to become effective designers and implementers of computing solutions, learning to program in a number of languages including Java, Visual Basic and SQL. You will study project and time management, the capacity to see relationships between different aspects of the subject and increase your understanding of the consequences of using computers, including social, legal, ethical and other issues. You will gain an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of their potential impact on society. You will carry out the development of a computer application for a real client.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in GCSE Maths and Science.

Economics Economics is concerned with analysing the economic world in order to better understand it. This analysis involves observing and measuring economic processes, designing models and testing theories. Economics is also based around policy making and attempts to improve efficiency, equity growth and stability. You will learn that the central purpose of economic activity is the production of goods and services to satisfy needs and wants. As human beings our wants are infinite but as a planet, our resources are scarce and as such we are forced to make choices as to what we produce as a nation.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English and grade B in Maths.


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Spanish

Whilst French is widely regarded as the language of love, international society and diplomacy, it is also one of the most popular to be learned as a second language. A Level French will not only open your mind to the French language, but will give you the opportunity to explore fascinating aspects of French lifestyle and culture. Learning French will enable you to communicate, live and work amongst the 77 million people who speak the language across the world. It will also help you to develop a multitude of skills which are bound to impress any future employer and which are vital in today’s everchanging job market. Many Higher Education institutions and employers value language skills very highly and have been known to regard applicants who have studied a language as having ‘the edge’.

With 329 million speakers in 44 countries, Spanish is the second most common language in the world. A Level Spanish will not only open your mind to the Spanish language but will give you the opportunity to explore fascinating aspects of Spanish lifestyle and culture. It will also help you to develop a multitude of skills which are bound to impress any future employer and which are vital in today’s ever-changing job market, namely communication skills, global awareness, ICT skills, teamwork, language competency, memory skills, open-mindedness and confidence and adaptability. Many Higher Education institutions and employers value language skills very highly and have been known to regard applicants who have studied a language as having ‘the edge’. The emphasis of study at A Level is on learning the language for the purpose of practical communication. Students will have regular opportunities to develop confidence and competence in the key exam skills through a variety of up to date authentic sources and materials (audio, video, printed), teaching strategies and topic areas using the latest technology. You will have the opportunity to participate in Spanish visits and make contact with native speakers, all of which will enable you to experience the language first hand in an authentic setting.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in GCSE French.

German With over 100 million speakers in Europe alone, German is the third most widely- learned and tenth most widely-spoken language in the world. A Level German will open your mind to the German language and give you a chance to explore the many fascinating aspects of the lifestyle and culture of this amazing country; in fact, German is still a leading language of science, literature, music, art, philosophy and history. The country also has the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth largest economy in the world. Learning German will help you to develop a multitude of skills which are bound to impress any future employer and which are vital in today’s ever-changing job market, namely communication skills, global awareness, ICT skills, teamwork, language competency, memory skills, open-mindedness and confidence and adaptability. Many Higher Education institutions and employers value language skills very highly and have been known to regard applicants who have studied a language as having ‘the edge’.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in GCSE German.

Psychology Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour, and is studied by considering past psychological theories and research in terms of their strengths, weaknesses and ability to explain human experience. During the AS course you will study six exciting topics including human memory; the emotional relationship we have with our primary caregiver (most often a parent); the relationship between stress and physical illness; how we are influenced by groups or other individuals; definitions and explanations of human mental abnormality; and the scientific and statistical methods that psychologists use to carry out their research. Then, as well as continuing your study of research methods, at A2 the course develops by investigating human aggression; eating behaviour (including eating disorders); relationships; schizophrenia; and addictions, such as smoking or gambling.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in GCSE Spanish.

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Humanities Ancient History

English Language and Literature

This course is ideal for students who are curious about Ancient Greece and Rome. Using original sources such as ancient texts that have survived over the millennia, the ancient historian attempts to shed light upon past societies and their histories, uncovering dramatic events of world-changing proportions and offering new perspectives on key events. Close textual analysis allows us to discover the values of Ancient Athens over two and a half thousand years ago and reveals a Britain coming under the yoke of the Roman Empire. In the second year, we study the titanic struggle between Greece and Persia in the fifth century BC followed by the ferocious competition for the ultimate prize in world history; control of the Roman Empire.

English Language and Literature is an exciting, dynamic course which offers a range of approaches to the study of a variety of text types including non-fiction, novels, plays and poetry. This is a wide-ranging course that includes the study of various features of the English language including spoken discourse. You will also develop key analytical skills giving you the confidence to understand how the English language is used for a variety of purposes, topics and audiences.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language.

Archaeology Archaeology is the study of past human activity stretching back over half a million years to the earliest hominin beginnings in Africa. In your first year you will be studying Ritual and Religion in Prehistoric Europe (30,000 BC to AD43), attempting to interpret ancient artefacts, structures and landscapes to discover past religious practices and beliefs. In addition, the skills, methods and techniques that archaeologists use to uncover the past are studied and evaluated in depth. You will take part in a three day excavation where you can put all your learning into practice, excavating and recording your own test pit, finding and processing artefacts from the past. In your second year, we turn to World Archaeology where we look at key themes of human evolution, the development and spread of agriculture, social complexity, power, status and exchange from the very earliest periods of human history through to the present day. We also examine the role of archaeology and museums in presenting the past to the public. At the same time, you will put all your archaeological knowledge and skills into practice by conducting your own research into a topic of personal interest.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language.

English Creative Writing An exciting, new development for those who have enjoyed creative writing either at GCSE or as an individual pursuit, this course will prepare students for further study of Creative Writing at university as well as careers in areas such as Media, Journalism, Film or Art. It will equip students with the skills to express themselves in fiction and non-fiction, ranging from poetry to encyclopaedia entries, to a range of audiences. Classrooms will become writing workshops and students will explore the craft and discipline of fiction and non-fiction writing through the close study of writing by professionals. You will be required to read widely in support of your own writing. Unusually for A level, coursework will comprise 60% of this course, but students taking this course must also take either AS and then A2 English Literature or English Language as a companion course.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language and English Literature and a portfolio of original writing which is proof of your commitment to writing.

Throughout the two year course, reading and writing workshops guide you in developing your own writing strengths and style while a core creative element allows you to choose your own original writing tasks. You will also have the opportunity to read some of the classic works of literature. From analysing short non-fiction texts to reading full-length novels, this course offers you the opportunity to gain a broad insight into reading and writing in English and will equip you with skills for life.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

English Language Studying English Language will develop your linguistic skills and help you to achieve success in a wide range of other academic subjects. You will be taught how producers of language manipulate all of us on a daily basis. At AS you will study the topics of Power, Gender and Technology and how each of these is affected by language. For the coursework, you will complete two pieces of creative writing. A2 consists of two exam modules: ‘Child Language Acquisition’ and ‘Language Change’; and for coursework you will conduct your very own language investigation. There will be many opportunities to work independently and in groups. This subject is primarily focused on applying your linguistic knowledge to a range of texts that are relevant to the world that we live in today.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in GCSE English Language.


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English Literature English Literature is a course that will open your heart and mind to some of the greatest writing in the English language. It will help to develop your interest in and enjoyment of literature, enable you to make informed judgements about texts and gain an understanding of the social, cultural and historical factors that influence great writers. During the course you will study a variety of set texts that span the last 500 years ranging from William Shakespeare to Robert Frost to Ian McEwan. You will look at sweeping themes such as Comedy and Love and analyse how the great writers have tackled these through the ages. You will have a world class library at your disposal and we will encourage you to read widely in support of your coursework and exam preparation. Your classroom will be an arena of discussion and debate in which all opinions and interpretations are valued. Coursework tasks will be negotiated individually to suit your own tastes and preferences and there will be opportunities for you to flex your creative muscles.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

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Robert Carmichael Previous School Claydon High School Subjects taken at One English Literature, Politics, History and Critical Thinking What is the best thing about One? The atmosphere and environment is completely different to school in a positive and mature way What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? I take Astronomy GCSE Why did you choose One? There are a better range of subjects to choose from What is your proposed destination after One? I am going to UEA to study Politics What advice would you give to future One students? When coming to One you will be treated more like an adult which means more responsibility with your work but the hard work will pay off in the end

Geography Geography is an exciting and topical course; it looks at environmental issues around the world and links the Edexcel course to today’s news and global decisions. Consequently, there has never been such an interesting time to study geography as there is today. At AS, you will investigate the dynamics of our World at Risk, including earthquake hazards and global warming and study issues related to rapid economic change and population migration. Geographical Investigations focus on coastal management and inequalities across the globe. Issues explored at A2 include biodiversity, energy supply and managing technological change in a Contested Planet and you will have the opportunity to research from a choice of issues including cold environments and life on the margins. Field work is an essential and integral part of Geography at both AS and A2. Trips to local sites such as Felixstowe, Minsmere and Ipswich Waterfront are supplemented by the opportunity to explore inequalities and environments in Hanover and the Harz Mountains in Germany.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language and Maths and a Grade C in Geography if taken at GCSE.

Geology Geology attracts people who wish to study the structure, evolution and dynamics of the Earth we live on, its resources, and the most economic and sustainable way to use these resources. Geology is a practical subject which helps develop investigative skills when learning about our dynamic earth. There will be the opportunity to study on field work in the Harz Mountains in Germany and in the classroom. The course uses an enquiry-based approach to learning and you will be encouraged to develop your observational, recording and problem-solving skills. You will also be given the opportunity to develop your own views, arguments and approaches to the subject.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language and Maths and a Grade C in Geography if taken at GCSE.

Government and Politics This is a dynamic course which will give you an amazing opportunity to develop your ideas about politics in the UK and USA. In your first year, you will look at the UK governance system to challenge commonly held perceptions of fairness and democracy. This course will allow you to look at the decision making processes and evaluate how decisions made by those in and out of power affect life at a local, national and international level. At A2 you will study American Politics and cover topics such as: professional lobbyists, underrepresentation of minorities, the origins of the political system; and the role of the judiciary. Studying US politics will open your eyes to a whole new way of governing a country. You will look at the range of significant features of the US system, from the constitution and the rights it guarantees its citizens to the distribution of power at every level of their government. It will show you the dynamism and the conflicting problems of the American way of life.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language.

Health and Social Care The GCSE single award in Health and Social Care is designed to provide you with an introduction to the health and social care sector and is particularly suited to those of you wishing to progress onto nursing, allied health professions, social work and teaching of early years or primary education. The course aims to develop and sustain your interest in health, early-years care and education, social care and issues affecting the care sector. You will also develop skills that will enable you to make an effective contribution to the care sector including skills of research, evaluation and problem-solving in a work related context.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in English Language. It is useful if students have studied Level 2 qualifications in Health and Social Care but is not essential.

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Humanities Modern History Looking at the past helps us to understand the present and gives us an insight into possible outcomes of future events. History is the study of human experience through time and space, and enhances our understanding of people, society and change. It is a process of objective investigation into the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. You will study world history in the 20th Century: The Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Lenin, Stalin, Nazi Germany and British History in the 20th Century. In addition, you will complete an in-depth piece of course work on 100 years of Civil Rights in the USA.

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ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language and a grade C in History if taken at GCSE.

Name:

Liam Self Previous School Hadleigh High School Subjects taken at One Human Biology, PE, German, Health and Social Care What is the best thing about One? The diverse range of extra-curricular opportunities available at One. There are always opportunities and ways to extend your learning beyond the classroom through clubs, activities, groups etc What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? I am involved in a lot of music and drama activities. I attend rehearsals for the various college bands, help organise and participate in concerts and recitals. I took part in February’s production of Guys and Dolls Why did you choose One? I felt that the facilities and resources available to students was by far the best out of the colleges I considered. For me, the musical opportunities were very important so I was very impressed with One’s thriving performing arts department. Given I came from quite a musical school it was reassuring to know that I could continue to develop my interests further What is your proposed destination after One? After One, I hope to study for a degree in physics at either Warwick or UCL and later hope to focus on medical physics in more detail What advice would you give to future ONE students? Don’t be afraid to try something new. There are so many opportunities open to you even if you’re not interested in studying the subject at A Level you can still get involved through extra-curricular activities to help develop your interest

Philosophy Socrates said that ‘Philosophy begins with wonder’. Philosophy is about asking the big questions in life and trying to discover answers. Philosophy has a long tradition, during which philosophers have focused on a number of different questions including: ‘Why are we moral?’, ‘What is real?’, ‘Are we free?’, ‘What is a person?’, ‘Where did we come from?’ and ‘What is the value of art?’. During the course you will discover how a range of philosophers have attempted to answer these questions and you will start to formulate your own answers, too. The course will enable you to think logically and coherently and express your views and arguments clearly and concisely.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language.

Sociology At the core of this social science is the study of society. The course aims to explore contemporary issues and gives an understanding of the way society is structured and why. Sociology is theory based and focuses on key sociological thinkers such as Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. Sociology allows us to see who we are and how our personalities and life experiences have been created. Sociology allows people to see their lives from a number of different perspectives and to see how others view themselves and their actions. You will study Families and Households, Education with Research Methods, Power and Politics, and Crime and Deviance with Research Methods and Theory. Sociology will give you many new written, verbal, numerical and research skills as well as develop your powers of analysis, debate and criticism.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE English Language.


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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Biology (Human) Are you interested in learning the structure and function of the human body and have often wondered how all the bodily systems work together to form a fully functioning human being? Are fascinated by the structure of muscles and how they work to help us move, what we can do to improve their performance or repair them if they are damaged? Perhaps your interest lies in the structure of blood and the vessels that transport it; how these interact in the body to transport all necessary substances or remove unnecessary ones. If you would like to take your interest and new knowledge into the world of the medical profession, work in the sport sector, or perhaps work in psychology, then this is the course for you.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B or above in GCSE Additional Science or Biology and GCSE grade C in Mathematics.

Biology If you enjoy learning about life, whether it is in the form of cells, organisms or as part of ecosystems, and you like carrying out practical investigations, then Biology A Level is the course for you. In Biology experimental work is important and allows us to combine the study of basic biological topics with recent scientific developments and advances. You will study units on biology and disease and the variety of living organisms, which include physiological, and biochemical concepts, the biochemistry of respiration and photosynthesis, muscle structure, as well as genetic applications and ecological principles.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in GCSE Additional Science or Biology, plus GCSE grade B or above in Mathematics and C in English Language.

Chemistry If you have ever found yourself asking the questions ‘why?’ or ‘how?’ then A Level Chemistry will appeal to you. The vast majority of materials we accept as a familiar part of our surroundings owe their existence to chemists, be it a computer chip, a new fabric or a new antibiotic. At AS and A2 Level you will take your understanding of the behaviour of materials to a higher level, and in the process you will discover that all was not as it seemed at GCSE – chemicals can behave in ways you aren’t aware of! In the process you will experiment with a much wider range of substances than you have encountered so far, and learn how to handle them safely.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in GCSE Additional Science or Chemistry and grade B in GCSE Mathematics.

Design Technology Product Design (3D) If you enjoy solving problems in 2D and 3D, have an imagination and interest in products and design, along with an ability to turn ideas into 3D solutions then this is the subject for you. 3D Design is about living in a modern and technological world, and understanding materials, manufacture and design is important to meet the needs of current and future consumers. You will use our state-of-the-art workshops to explore a variety of materials with opportunities to use the latest in CNC equipment, including laser cutters and plastic forming equipment.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE Technology or Art and grade C in GCSE Maths.

Electronics Electronics provides a great basis for you to progress into further education, following courses in engineering or physics or to enter employment where knowledge of modern electronics is useful. The course reflects up-to-date practice and is designed to emphasise skills and processes. You have the opportunity to develop your interest and enthusiasm with a hands-on approach to learning about electronic circuits. Design proto boards and software are used in nearly all lessons. To reinforce class learning you are expected to do a considerable amount of independent study and regular assignments will be set. A textbook will be provided along with opportunities to practise past papers in class. Coursework elements are integral to this specification at both AS and A Level.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE Additional Science and grade B in GCSE Mathematics.

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Madison Strauss Previous School Ormiston Endeavour Academy Subjects taken at One Sports Science, Business and Food Technology What is the best thing about One? The resources are great! Lots of sports activities to take part in. the teachers are always willing to give extra help when needed What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? One girls football team

Why did you choose One? A great learning environment with up-to-date technology and quality teaching What is your proposed destination after One? I am going to study Sports Management at Kent University What advice would you give to future One students? Attend as many revision sessions as possible and keep yourself organised! Have fun and try to be in as many extra-curricular activities as possible


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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Food Technology If you enjoy not only cooking but the science behind how food can be generated then this is the course for you! The course offers ample opportunity for you to develop both your creativity and designing skills. You will have the opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art training kitchen where you will carry out practical tasks to help emphasise and develop your theoretical knowledge and understanding of the subject. If you study Food Technology you will look into the science of nutrition and menu design.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade C in GCSE Food Technology is desirable although not essential.

Further Mathematics This is an excellent course for students interested in studying mathematics, economics, computer science, engineering or any of the sciences at university. It is a highly regarded course for potential applicants to Oxford or Cambridge. The course involves studying units for an A Level mathematics qualification and additional units to gain an A Level in Further Maths alongside it. As well as topics discussed in the Mathematics A Level section, a Further Maths student will study the correct use of symbols and appropriate connecting language, inequalities, series, first order differential equations, second order differential equations and further complex numbers.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade A in GCSE Maths.

In today’s ever changing digital world, mathematical skills are at the centre of the information revolution and mathematics is used as a tool in many fields such as natural sciences, engineering, medicine and social services. If you choose to study mathematics you will learn to construct and present rigorous mathematical arguments using models and vectors in mechanics; probability and statistics; algebra and functions; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms to name but a few. You will learn to present such arguments in a specific mathematical language involving correct use of symbols and grammar.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B in GCSE Maths.

Physics Physics provides a great basis for progression into further education, following courses in Engineering, Astrophysics or Astronomy, or to enter employment where knowledge of Physics would be useful. Amongst other things the course includes the study of electricity, magnetism, forces, fields, motion and the frontiers of Physics. You are given the opportunity to develop your interest and enthusiasm as you progress through the course where the emphasis is on understanding rather than pure memory work with time spent doing practical, theory and tutorial work.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Grade B or above in GCSE Additional Science or Physics and GCSE grade B in Maths.

Fran Mobbs Previous School Woodbridge School Subjects taken at One Biology, Psychology, Ancient History What is the best thing about One? The massive choice of subjects, the shiny new resources and the really relaxed atmosphere What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? One voice, I also help with a foundation learning cooking class Why did you choose One? I wanted a more independent learning environment as a transition from school to university. Plus I was wowed by the shiny new facilities What is your proposed destination after One? Hopefully the University of Exeter to study Clinical Psychology What advice would you give to future One students? Take every opportunity you can, there are so many things to do!

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DIPLOMA COURSES

STUDY a diploma IN: APPLIED SCIENCE (L3) APPLIED SCIENCE FORENSICS (L3) APPLIED SCIENCE MEDICAL (L3) ART and DESIGN (L2 & L3)

Diplomas

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ARt and Design Foundation Diploma (L4) Beauty Therapy (L2 & L3) Business Studies (L2 & L3) ENGINEERING ( L3) Entrepreneurship AND ENTERPRISE (L3) FOOTBALL TRAINing, COACHING and PERformance (L2) GAMES DESIGN (L3) HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE (L2 & L3) HOTEL MANAGEMENT (L3) IMI Vehicle Repair and Maintenance (L2) IT (L3) IT PRACTITIONERS (L3) Media Production (L3) Music (L3) Music Performance (L3) Performing Arts (L3) Performing Arts DANCE (L3) Sport EXTENDED diploma ( L3)

You will usually be expected to be at college for a maximum of three days, allowing for additional study and part time work.

Whatever you aspire to achieve we have a course that will help you to take your next step to realising your aspirations. In every area we aim to identify your skills and to nurture your talent. Our breadth of courses will help you achieve personal fulfilment, self-discovery, a sense of belonging and a qualification. Our breadth of courses means that we can offer a bespoke combination of varied studies to ensure your individual success. We’ll begin by helping you to choose the right course at the right level, which is why many of our courses will require you to show us what you have achieved so far. As you take increasing responsibility for your independent learning we’ll keep you well informed about your progress. We expect high standards and we’ll agree personal targets to help you reach your goal.


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Humanities

The Faculty of Arts and Sports benefits from exceptional facilities which include a Performing Arts centre; a superb sports hall, fitness suite and outdoor multiuse games area; spacious, naturally lit Art and Design studios; industry standard audio visual equipment; and highly qualified teaching staff and technicians in all areas. The Faculty has its own Learning Zone area from which equipment and resources can be accessed and loaned to support independent study.

The Faculty of Humanities offers an impressive selection of electronic resources and books. We have over 1,500 books available for your study and research in the LRC and offer access to numerous online and paperbased journals with the latest articles for each subject. Students also have access to a dedicated learning zone where they can obtain staff support for independent study.

Business, Languages and Psychology The Business, Languages and Psychology Faculty (BLP) offers exceptional facilities to study its broad range of subjects. Including state-of-the-art computer rooms and computing hardware, BLP has an Enterprise Academy and meeting rooms, and purpose built Beauty Therapy rooms fully equipped to the highest standards. As well as providing audio equipment for Languages and extensive laptop access within classrooms, the Green Learning Zone has a dedicated work area for faculty subjects, from which equipment and resources can be accessed to support independent study. Additionally, students on courses within our faculty will have the opportunity to experience visits from guest speakers and industry professionals, as well as leaving the centre for relevant and targeted visits linked to their studies.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) The facilities and resources available to STEM students at One are state-of-the-art, ranging from modern laboratories with up-to-date scientific equipment to mechanical and engineering workshops containing the latest electronic machine tools. In addition to dedicated teaching staff, highly qualified technicians are at hand to support you with all aspects of your practical work and laboratory skills. The ICT facilities throughout the centre are outstanding, guaranteeing easy access to both Mac computers and PCs, with individual laptops utilised regularly in STEM lessons to facilitate research activities. Additionally, a great variety of electronic and paper-based resources, such as scientific journals, are available for loan from the central LRC to support your independent study.

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Arts and Sports Art and Design Foundation Diploma Level 4 - Extended Diploma One Year Course This is a creative and intensive, post A Level course. It will enable you to build a dynamic, original and exciting portfolio to maximise your chances of progressing to a prestigious degree course or career route in the Art and Design discipline of your choice. You will explore the full range of disciplines, including: Fine Art, Visual Arts, Fashion, Textiles, Photography and Graphic Design before focusing on your chosen specialism.

ENTRY CRITERIA: A minimum of three A Levels which must include Art and Design Grade C or a BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design or Media Production at Merit level. You will also show a portfolio of work.

Football Training, Coaching and Performance Level 2 For those aspiring to pursue a career in football or the sports industry this course offers talented footballers the opportunity to receive high quality coaching from a UEFA A licensed coach as well as continuing their education. In addition to training and representing One in the British Colleges competition, students will undertake a BTEC Level 2 extended certificate in sport. Furthermore students will have the opportunity to undertake a Level 1 FA coaching qualification which may lead onto an opportunity to progress onto the level 2 coaching award.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 4 GCSEs at grade E or above, including D in Maths or English. In addition, candidates will attend a compulsory trial to assess their footballing ability and assess their suitability for the course from a practical perspective.

Art and Design Level 3

Games Design Level 3 - Subsidiary

Art and Design is a fascinating, exciting and rewarding way of earning a living, and modern society cannot function without it. If you want to study Art and Design full time then this is the course for you. Your project work will cover a number of specialist disciplines including: Textiles; Ceramics; Graphics; Photography; Animation; and Fine Art. You will begin by learning new techniques and engaging with the work of contemporary artists. As your skills become more refined and your talent for a particular discipline emerges you will be able to choose individual pathways. Visits to national art galleries form part an important part of your course and you will benefit from lots of opportunities to work outside on location.

Do you like playing games? Do you want to create your own? This course will teach you how to design and create your own games using high-level software. The Games industry is rapidly expanding, particularly in East Anglia, so this Level 3 course will give you an excellent base on which to progress to higher education or work in the industry. It’s a practical course which allows you to be creative and independent. If you have an interest in gaming, computing, ICT, Media or Graphics, this course would be the ideal choice.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 A* – C grades at GCSE, and including GCSE English Language and Art at grade A* - C; or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will need to bring a broad selection of artwork and sketchbooks to interview.

Media and Design Level 2 This course is an ideal stepping stone for budding designers, photographers and digital artists. Under the support and guidance of a team of specialist teachers you will study all aspects of drawing, painting, print making and sculpture and you will work in fully equipped studios. There will be plenty of opportunities to experiment and to refine your skills before you progress to study at Level 3. An extended project will enable you to learn more about specialist areas including Visual Arts, Painting, Graphic Design and Textiles.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 4 GCSEs at grade E or above, including D in Maths or English. Students should demonstrate a keen interest in Art and Media at interview.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 A-C grades at GCSE including GCSE English and Maths. Students must have an enthusiastic interest in Gaming, ICT, 3D Graphics and Digital Animation which should be demonstrated at interview.

Media Production Level 3 Working in the media industry is an exciting and creative experience and there are a wide variety of opportunities in many different fields of work. This practical course will build on your existing media skills and give you a more in-depth understanding of how media institutions operate. Through studying television, film, print-based media and animation you will gain valuable industry technical skills. Whilst working on practical projects, you will gain essential insight into how to influence and attract audiences. You will work with the most up to date equipment and specialist staff ensure that you are always at the cutting edge.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 A* – C, and including English Language and Media (if taken) at grade A* - C; or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. Students must have an enthusiastic interest in Media Production which should be demonstrated at interview.


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Music Level 3 This two year course is designed to prepare you for higher level Music degrees and/or a career within the music industry. It is a largely practical course where you will be able to develop your performance skills both as a soloist and band member. You will also be allowed the creative freedom to work on your own music projects, from song writing and composing to marketing live music events. If you love to eat, breathe and sleep music, then this is the course for you! The L3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Music is a two year course designed to develop your musicianship skills to allow you to follow a career within the music industry, whether as a performer, composer, or educator. You will need to be an excellent team player as well as being able to work independently to refine your individual instrumental or vocal skills. Many musicians work on a freelance basis so as well as developing your confidence as a performer we will equip you with a range of business and self-management skills vital for success in this highly competitive and fast moving industry.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 A* – C grades at GCSE, and including GCSE English Language and Music at grade A* - C; or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level, or have considerable practical experience in Music. Students must show a level of commitment and accomplishment on their instrument or voice which should be demonstrated at an informal audition in June/July time.

Music Performance Level 3 - Subsidiary This course is ideal for students who are passionate about contemporary music and want to pursue a career in the industry or as a performer. This course will provide students with the ideal preparation to enter the music industry having developed a broad range of skills from live performance and studio recording to commercially releasing their own music. On this course students will combine practical music skills with some recording and composing techniques as well as looking at ways of creating original material.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Music at GCSE grade C or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level, or have considerable practical experience in Music. Following interview all prospective students will attend a solo audition to ensure that their performance skills match the requirements of BTEC L3 Music Performance.

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Arts and Sports Performing Arts , Dance Level 3 Subsidiary This course suits those of you who have an interest in dance, enjoy choreography, creating movement and enjoy performing. You will experience a diversity of workshops, covering a range of dance styles and techniques which will enhance your physical and performance skills. You will explore the role of a performer and present material to an audience. You will be able to appreciate dance through written and practical analysis of professional dance workshops. This course has a strong emphasis on dance performance and evaluation in order to improve and progress.

ENTRY CRITERIA: General entry requirements for AS. Dance or Performing Arts at grade A* - C; or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. However, if this has not been taken, then considerable practical experience is required in Dance and/or Performing Arts. Following an interview all prospective students will enjoy a group audition workshop to ensure suitability of the chosen Performing Arts course.

Sport Extended Diploma Level 3

This course suits those students who have a strong interest in gaining practical skills and experience prior to joining the Performing Arts industry. It is designed to help you extend your understanding of the performing arts, develop your skills in all three disciplines of drama, dance and music, and learn new ones in our purpose-built performance spaces. Students will fully participate in all aspects of production and administration, working on practical projects and being involved backstage and front-of-house.

If you have a passion for sport and are enthusiastic to pursue a career in the sport/leisure industries then this is the course for you. You will gain experience in a range of sports related disciplines, all set in a work-related context related to the sports industry. You will have many opportunities to develop your skills: as a sports performer, an official, carrying out fitness testing procedures, the design and development of training programs and the analysis of local sports provision. To be successful in this course you will need to manage your time effectively, meet all deadlines for handing in assignments and be able to research and work independently.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 A* - C grades at GCSE, and including GCSE English Language and any Performing Arts GCSE subject at grade A* - C; or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. However, if this has not been taken, then considerable practical experience is required in Performing Arts. Following an interview all prospective students will enjoy a group audition workshop to ensure suitability of the chosen Performing Arts course.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 A* - C grades at GCSE, and including GCSE English Language and PE at grade A* - C; or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. Students should demonstrate a keen interest in pursuing a career in Sports and Leisure at interview. In addition students will be expected to train for and represent the centre in one sport (the range of sports on offer will be discussed at interview).

Performing Arts Level 3


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Hannah Overton Previous School Chantry High School Subjects taken at One English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry What is the best thing about One? Friendly teachers and staff who really want you to succeed What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? Volunteering at a care home and a primary school

Why did you choose One? It seemed like it had a friendly atmosphere and good resources What is your proposed destination after One? Taking a gap year to do some volunteering and get some work experience and then do a medical degree What advice would you give to future One students? To take subjects you really love and take advantage of as many of the available activities as you can


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Beauty Therapy City and Guilds Level 2 The Level 2 Beauty Therapy course provides a creative experience of various treatments in this exciting industry, and is your first step to becoming a practicing Beauty Therapist. Being a hands-on course, you will learn to perform a range of industry-standard Beauty Therapy skills, including facial skin care techniques, manicures, pedicures and waxing treatments. You will perform these treatments on real clients in our purpose-built suite of salons to achieve a nationallyrecognised Level 2 qualification. Adding to this, you will gain knowledge and experience of the wider issues in the beauty related industries such as health and safety, client care and communication and salon reception duties. Successful completion of the course will provide you with a steppingstone into some areas of the Beauty Therapy industry or will allow progression onto an appropriate Level 3 course.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 4 GCSEs A*-E to include GCSE Maths or English at a grade D or a full Level 1/Foundation Level in Beauty or Hair and Beauty.

Beauty Therapy City and Guilds Level 3 The Level 3 Beauty Therapy course is a one-year, full-time course for those students who wish to further develop their knowledge and practical expertise in Beauty Therapy. It will open up a variety of career opportunities, allowing you to enter the workplace within salons, health spas, or in a range of travel and leisure facilities. A number of advanced Beauty Therapy practical treatments are studied, with the use of facial and body therapy machines in our working salon environment. You will also develop knowledge of the skills relating to important areas of study in Beauty Therapy including health and safety, developing a client base and working with colleagues in the beauty industry. This course is designed to give you the opportunity to apply new techniques in a salon environment and students should have enthusiasm, commitment and a genuine desire to develop their skills to a professional standard.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 GCSEs A*-E to include GCSE Maths or English at grade D and successful completion of the Beauty Therapy course at Level 2.

Business Studies BTEC Level 2 Business is an exciting and creative course that will allow you to consider all aspects of working in industry. It will give you an understanding of exactly what happens in the world of business and will help you develop your skills and knowledge. Within this one year course, you will study different topic areas in business which provides a broad understanding of the ways in which businesses function, the people who own and manage them and the methods to attract and satisfy customers. You will learn how to plan to start up a business and the research that you would need to undertake to be successful in its launch. Effective Marketing looks at how a business communicates with its customers and attracts them to buy the products and services that they have produced.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 4 GCSEs A*- E to include GCSE Maths and English at grade D.

Business Studies BTEC Level 3 Business employers value employees who are able to communicate effectively both verbally and using electronic communication methods. This Business course will provide opportunities for learners to develop their communication skills as they progress. This can be both through presentations and discussions in which they have the opportunity to express their opinions. We will use local businesses as examples wherever possible and we have already built firm relationships with outstanding local and global organisations. This course is a real opportunity for you to prepare for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work. It is a hands-on practical application of business broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels and associated UCAS points.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 GCSEs A*-C to include GCSE Maths or English at grade C.

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Entrepreneurship and Enterprise BTEC Level 3

Hotel Management Level 3

This exciting and practical course is built around supporting you in setting up and running a micro business for a period of at least four months. In conjunction with the Eastern Enterprise Hub you will learn about business planning and finance, how to set up a supply chain, communicate with your customers, monitor the performance of your business and plan for future expansion. You will also learn more about yourself and how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. You will interact with both national and local entrepreneurs, working on a range of business challenges. You will have the opportunity to work closely with local businesses, spending time in a number of different departments and working on real business issues agreed with the employer. On successful completion of this course you can progress to further study here at One on other A Level courses, continue to run and expand your current business and also progress to university. This particular course is equivalent to 2 A Levels.

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ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 GCSEs A*-C to include GCSE Maths or English at grade C.

This exciting course combines practice with theory including appreciation of food and wine, financial management, marketing and front of house operations. This is a two year programme combining the development of professional and personal skills with the knowledge and understanding of a wide range of topics. You will spend time in the hotel industry at large local hotels, such as Holiday Inn, Encore Ramada and Milsoms, where you will work with industry professionals in the areas of Finance, Marketing, Front of House Operations and World Cuisine. You will also have the opportunity to work with professionals from Trebuchet Marketing and PR where you will learn the finer aspects of Marketing and PR in relation to the hotel industry. Other links will be with the Edge Hotel School at Essex University and UCS where you will have the opportunity to spend a day and look at the opportunities available to you when you leave One.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 GCSEs A*-C to include GCSE Maths or English at grade C.

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Jacob Smith Previous School Ormiston Endeavour Academy Subjects taken at ONE Maths, Chemistry, Economics What is the best thing about ONE? The amount of learning space/facilities available for us and the availability of teachers outside of lessons What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? Playing the drums, occasionally in church

Why did you choose ONE? It was new and was more conveniently located than other sixth forms What is your proposed destination after ONE? Studying Chemistry at York University What advice would you give to future ONE students? Get stuck in-use all available resources given to you and al revision sessions/help groups


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IT Level 3 Subsidiary

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 A* – C grades at GCSE with grade C in Maths and English.

IT Practitioners Level 3 Learn how IT affects every area of our lives from browsing the internet to effective use of spread sheets in a business environment. There are huge social and ethical consequences to its use and these will be exciting new concepts to study during this two year diverse course. This course gives an insight into the large and vibrant world of IT for students interested in working in this industry. Learn about employability and structure of the industry, gain an understanding of computer and information systems, and gain the skills to tackle web customisation, communications technology and advance database and spread sheet management. You will get the fantastic opportunity to go for a work experience placement as a BT apprentice for a week in an area of expertise, of your choice.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 GCSE A*– C including Maths and English at grade C.

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Megan Lawler Previous School Manningtree High School Subjects taken at One Human Biology, PE, German, Health and Social Care What is the best thing about One? You can always contact a teacher when you need them because of the efficient email system, open staff workrooms and the mutual atrium where teachers and students can mix. The open atrium also gives you the most opportunities to meet new people and develop some really strong friendships What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? Part of the One girls football team. I also play a lot of football outside of college as well Why did you choose One? I was attracted by the new and efficient facilities and also the wide range of subject choices available. Also staff and students were friendly at the open evening What is your proposed destination after One? Attending UCS to study Radiography What advice would you give to future ONE students? It’s a big change from high school but if you are ready to put the work in One will be there to support you all the way and provide the motivation and help you need when you are struggling

“You can always contact a teacher when you need them because of the efficient email system, open staff workrooms and the mutual atrium where teachers and students can mix.”

Humanities Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3

The course will provide you with an introduction to the many career opportunities in Health, Social or Early Years’ services. You will also gain an insight into improving people’s health through questioning their lifestyle choices. You will get the opportunity to explore the three sectors which support the care system and how they develop the people who live around us: Health, Adult Social Care, the Children and Young People’s Workforce. You will find out about the many people who work in related jobs like teachers, medical staff, probation officers and social/youth workers.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma course aims to provide students with an introduction to the many career opportunities in Health, Social or Early Years’ services. You will also gain an insight into the intrinsic value of human beings and how society caters for their many diverse needs. You will learn about the three sectors which support the care and development of the people who live around us - Health, Adult Social Care, and the Children and Young People’s Workforce – and discover more about the many people who work in related jobs like teachers, medical staff, probation officers and social/youth workers.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 4 GCSEs A*- E to include GCSE Maths or English at grade D.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 GCSEs A*-C including English Language.

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We are now offering an exciting opportunity to study ICT at Level 3 as a single option A Level. This course will cover how IT affects every area of our lives, both socially and at work. This course gives an insight into the large and vibrant world of IT for students interested in working in this industry. Learn about employability and structure of the industry, gain an understanding of computer and information systems and gain the skills to tackle web customisation, communications technology and advance database and spread sheet management. You will learn a range of practical skills that can be used for enhancing your employment or further study opportunities by producing six portfolios over the two year course.


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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Applied Science (Forensics) Level 3 - Subsidiary If you have ambitions to learn more about chemical testing, criminology and the wonders of forensics analysis then you will enjoy Applied Science (Forensics). You will complete six units over a two year period; the units are delivered by specialist teaching staff, guest speakers and by visits to relevant scientific work places. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start or progress a career. Valued by employers and universities, this course offers a clear route into employment or higher education.

ENTRY CRITERIA: GCSE grade C in Additional Science.

Applied Science Level 3 If you enjoyed GCSE Science and have ambitions to learn more about the physiology of the human body, microbiological techniques, forensic evidence and collections, criminal psychology, astronomy, energy use and its application or the development of drugs in the pharmaceutical industry then you will enjoy Applied Science. You will explore science in real work situations where the focus will be practical applications of techniques used in laboratories, hospitals and the police force for example. The course consists of eighteen units over a two year period; you will work with your teachers, specialist guest speakers and visits to work places to develop relevant, application based scientific knowledge. This knowledge and experience will not only enable you to complete your assignments, by which your final grade is assessed, but will also aid you in preparation for working or studying further in the field of science.

ENTRY CRITERIA: Students are required to have at least a Merit in BTEC First Applied Science Level or above, or GCSE grade C in Applied Science or Core and Additional Science, and at least a C in GCSE Maths.

Applied Science (Medical) Level 3 - Subsidiary If you enjoyed GCSE Science and have ambitions to work in the medical profession, sporting community or indeed are interested in medical laboratory work then this is the course for you. You will study six units over the two year period, learning analytical, evaluative and processing skills. You will learn such skills in the context of the physiology, regulation and reproduction of the human body. This course also includes learning about microbiological techniques and applying them to a work related context. You will learn both in college and by visiting scientific places of work and talking to people who work in the environments you strive to learn about; this, accompanied by regular assignments, will enable you to successfully complete this course with an excellent A Level equivalent qualification.

ENTRY CRITERIA: GCSE grade C in Additional Science.

Engineering Level 3 Have you ever wondered how things around you are constructed or how they work? This course is designed for students who have an enquiring mind and wish to put their skills into practice. The course is for students who wish to pursue a career in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. Over a two year period you will study 18 units that include topics such as Mechanical Principles and Application, Electro Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices, Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials, Applications of Mechanical Systems, Computer Aided Drafting and Design for Moving Parts. This course is extremely practical, ensuring you are learning by discovery and design. You will be assessed throughout the year by completing assignments and will learn from specialist engineers both in college and from those still in the work place. In your final year you will design and build an individual engineering project.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 5 GCSEs A*-C to include English, Maths and Science.

IMI Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Level 2 This course is designed for students wishing to develop a career as a motor vehicle technician by giving students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the sector. The automotive sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. New entrants to the sector need to build the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern vehicle industries. This year long course will enable you to learn all about topics such as body design and engine position, engine removal, ancillaries and clutch, engine refitting/locking devices, exhaust systems, electrical/electronic circuits and auxiliary systems and components to name just a few. This course will enable you to progress onto a Level 3 course in Engineering or Motor Vehicle.

ENTRY CRITERIA: 4 GCSEs A*- E to include GCSE Maths and English at grade D.


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Sophie Tapscott Previous School Debenham High School Subjects taken at One Psychology, Photography, Health and Social Care What is the best thing about One? You gain a great independence from being at One. There’s always a brilliant atmosphere and great support from teachers and especially PPTs What extra-curricular activities do you take part in? Running (outside of One) Why did you choose One? The centre is near to where my parents work so has easy travel access. It offered a greater independence which I saw as a good way to prepare for future work and/or university

What is your proposed destination after One? I am looking to train to work within Fitness Express Health Club and Imagine Spa in Cambridge and Woodbridge What advice would you give to future One students? Come prepared, it’s a big change from GCSEs and you need to put the time and work in from the beginning in order to get to where you want to be by the end of your time here at One

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Foundation Learning Foundation courses at One offer students the opportunity to improve their skills, build on qualifications and progress in areas they are interested in. Our specialist facilities and inclusive learning environments enable all students to engage, learn and progress together. Ultimate aim

What is Entry Level?

Our ultimate aim is to develop independent learning and thinking skills in all our students, which prepares you for the next step such as Further Education, supported employment or towards independent living.

Entry Level is the right course if you need extra support to gain the skills you need to progress through Entry Level Qualifications and possibly Level 1. Our aim is to prepare Entry Level students for work or transition. To join the entry level course you do not need any formal qualifications but we do expect you to want to work hard at college and achieve your targets.

We have a team of specialist staff who will teach and support students and are developing links with external partners who will help to further enhance the provision to enable students to progress at a variety of levels. We will ensure that students on Foundation Learning programmes thrive and develop as young adults, preparing them for their next steps. At One we will also ensure that you are supported by having access to exceptional careers education, advice and guidance from the team at Student Services.

As part of our commitment to independent learning at One the subjects in Foundation Learning are grouped into four main areas: Personal Independence, Academic Independence, Creative Independence, Physical Independence:

Foundation Learning currently has a three year programme, the last year is designed to be a stepping stone into employment or transition. An insight into the third year is listed below. All students in a Foundation Learning programme will study Functional Skills and Personal and Social Development during their time with us (as detailed below). In addition students will have the opportunity to select options from the other courses listed.

Functional Skills Functional Skills focuses on practical skills. It will equip you with the necessary knowledge and understanding that will enable you to use English, Mathematics and ICT in everyday life. Functional Skills is a compulsory element for Foundation Learning students at One.

Personal Independence • • • •

Personal and Social Development Independence Skills Employability Skills Food Studies

Academic Independence • • • •

Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT) Science Skills for Working Life Speech and Language Therapy Input (where applicable)

Creative Independence • Art and Design • Performing Arts Media

Physical Independence

• Physical Education • Physiotherapy Input (where applicable)

Personal and Social Development

Courses in Personal and Social Development are another key component to Foundation Learning at One. These accredited courses are designed to meet the needs of the individual with emphasis on offering imaginative ways of supporting young people in; becoming confident individuals who are physically, emotionally and socially healthy. Being responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and embrace change. Managing risk together with their own wellbeing as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges. PSD is available to study at Entry level 1-3 and Levels 1-2.

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Foundation Learning Optional Courses Art and Design

Performing Arts

Art and Design is an exploration of the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes. You will have the opportunity to work with traditional and new media, developing your critical, practical and creative skills. Art and Design explores ideas and meanings in the work of artists, crafts people and designers.

Performing and Creative Arts is the study of Music, Dance, Drama and Art. Within this ‘hands on’ course you will have the opportunity to increase your self-confidence, take part in new art forms including making props and costumes whilst also having lots of fun!

Effective Augmentative and Alternative Communication The Certificate in Effective Augmentative and Alternative Communication provides a replacement for oral communication for people who have little or no natural speech. You will learn to communicate through non-verbal means including symbols and word boards and sophisticated electronic communication aids.

Food Studies This course will give you a practical introduction to general cookery. Food Studies encompasses the study of food, diet and nutrition. These courses are for those of you wishing to enter into employment in the Hospitality and Catering industry or to gain valuable experience in preparation and cooking at home or living independently. Students will be expected to pay towards covering the cost of ingredients as they will be making a wide range of dishes during the course of the year. Currently this charge is £30 per term and is a prerequisite for the course.

Independence Skills As a discreet course at Entry Level, Independence Skills help you to develop specific skills for independent living, personal independence, confidence in the community and development of skills to enable independent travel. It will allow you to develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as keeping safe, being healthy, building relationships, looking after your home and dealing with problems. There are units involved with exploring the wider community including getting out and about in the community.

Media The media course provides you with the opportunity to explore and develop your skills within the arts and media. You will learn about different types of arts and media with a focus on photographic practice and producing publication materials using imaging software. You will be supported in planning and developing your ideas and recording your individual journey through portfolio production. You will research practitioners, explore arts organisations and visiting local exhibitions to inspire you in producing work independently.

Physical Education Physical Education encourages you to improve your ability to plan, perform and evaluate physical activities. The course develops your knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of sports and specific activities from the leisure industry.

Employability / Work Skills Employability qualifications give young people the opportunity to gain insight and experience of qualities expected in a working environment. You will study units designed to prepare you for the workplace such as; working with others, learning through work experience, rights and responsibilities at work, applying for a job, health and safety in the workplace, planning and reviewing learning, tackling problems and customer care. You will be taking functional skills to complement these units which will give you further opportunity for employment or independent living.

3rd Year Curriculum The 3rd year Curriculum will still include Functional Skills and Personal Social Development and depending on ability and learning difficulties or disabilities we strive to get students to take a higher level. These subjects include Employability, Independence Skills, Effective Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Personal Development Programmes such as the Bronze or Silver Award. These offer imaginative ways of developing, recording and certificating a wide range of young people’s personal qualities, abilities and achievements, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges. This 3rd year will include an opportunity to carry out work experience placements within Employability and working with the Community as part of the Bronze or Silver Award. Students will also get an opportunity to experience some activities to assist their transition to other care or training providers.


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Acknowledgements We are delighted to acknowledge the commitment made by the following businesses working with us in developing our curriculum ensuring all students benefit from current practices in the world of business.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that all information in this prospectus is correct at time of going to print; however One reserves the right to withdraw, suspend temporarily or change programmes or facilities identified in this prospectus and cannot accept legal or financial liability arising as a result. Important Notice: All students as a condition of enrolment are expected to abide by, and submit to, the Centre’s regulations and procedures as amended from time to time.


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