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9 BRIGHT FUTURE

12 TEN REASONS TO STUDY AT HENLEY APPLY NOW FOR YOUR PLACE AT HENLEY

16 BUSINESS AND EMPLOYER LINKS

18 WHERE CAN COLLEGE TAKE YOU?

20 OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

“Compared to other colleges The Henley College had the greatest range of courses”

23 CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE

48 ENRICHMENT AND SPORT

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49 ELITE SPORTS PROGRAMME

52 GLOBAL OUTLOOK

"I'm extremely lucky to have been taught by great teachers who are enthusiastic and passionate about their subjects."

53 STUDENT VOICE

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54 GETTING TO THE COLLEGE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR FUTURE AT HENLEY

CONTENTS 6 Principal’s Welcome 7 Our Location 8 The Henley College Timeline 9 Bright Future, Bright History 10 Transition and Support 11 Health and Wellbeing 12 Ten Reasons to Study at Henley 14 Leaders in Learning 15 Experts in their Field 16 Business and Employer Links 17 Industry Placements 18 Where can College take you? 20 Outstanding Facilities 21 The Digital Classroom 22 The Best Way for you to Learn 23 Choosing the Right Course 24 Our Offer 25 Courses 26 Science and Mathematics 29 Computing and Engineering 30 Business and Enterprise 33 Social Sciences 34 Humanities 37 Media 38 Performing Arts 41 Music 42 Art 45 Languages 46 Sports 48 Enrichment and Sport 49 Elite Sports Programme 50 Foundation Learning 52 Global Outlook 53 Student Voice 54 Getting to The Henley College


PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME I am delighted that you are considering The Henley College for the next stage of your educational journey. At The Henley College we offer a supportive atmosphere with excellent academic guidance and standards of pastoral care. Our students are provided with a structured transition from school to a more mature learning environment and we pride ourselves on the excellent preparation we provide for the world of higher education and employment. This is reflected in Ofsted reconfirming our status as ‘Good’ in September 2019, a status which is a testament to the strong foundations of the College and a recognition of our commitment to continuously improving and evolving. Our motto ‘Come questioning, go seeking, grow’ is a theme that runs throughout all that we do. We aim to empower our learners to be independent, confident, questioning and innovative. We celebrate and encourage the enquiring mind and the enthusiasm to embrace challenge and rigour. Our students are encouraged to develop resilience and be ambitious and we create a learning environment that motivates everyone to participate and achieve their very best.

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As leaders in learning, now more than ever we believe it is essential to ensure our students are ready for the ever-changing world outside of education and we know we are preparing students for future careers that may not even exist now. We work closely with employers and universities to create a range of opportunities for further development, including professional apprenticeship pathways which can go up to degree level and beyond.

Satwant Deol

Principal and Chief Executive

Whether your intended route is purely academic, or you want to consider a vocational pathway, you will find our teaching, technical and professional staff are highly motivated and well qualified to support you towards success. Please read this prospectus thoroughly, visit our website for details of the A level and vocational courses we offer, and come along to one of our Open Events to find out more. I look forward to seeing you at The Henley College.

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OUR LOCATION The Henley College is situated in the centre of Henleyon-Thames, a beautiful market town on the banks of the River Thames. Located in South Oxfordshire, Henley is on the borders of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Within a short walk of both our Rotherfield and Deanfield campuses, students can take advantage of the various shops and cafes in the town, as well as enjoying everything the riverside has to offer whilst surrounded by rural landscape.

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The College enjoys a wide range of community links and students can benefit from the relationships we have built over the years with various local organisations and businesses. Our Elite Rugby Programme has a strong partnership with The Henley Hawks Rugby

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Club and the Elite Rowing Programme is based at the world famous Leander Club, an institution which has helped produce some of the country’s greatest Olympic rowers. Many businesses in the town have long-standing connections with the College including the Kenton Theatre, the River and Rowing Museum, Regal Picturehouse Henley, Waitrose, Henley Standard, Henley Herald and  the Town Council, amongst others.

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THE HENLEY COLLEGE TIMELINE 1609 In parallel with the development of the free grammar school, the Dame Elizabeth Periam’s Charity School was founded, catering for 20 poor boys of the town undertaking an apprenticeship.

1604 A free grammar school was founded, in accordance with the wishes above by James I, for the “education, institution and instruction of children and youth in grammar and other good learning”.

1602 Augustus Knapp left £200 in his will with the express aim of founding a free grammar for “the instruction of youthful people” within two years of his death.

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1778 The foundation of The United Charity School brought together the free grammar school and Dame Periam’s Charity School – operating as two distinct centres of teaching and instruction within the town.

1873 The School of Science and Art and Technical Instruction, known as ‘The Institute’ was founded in the town of Henley and was based in Hart Street.

1892 The Henley Grammar School was formed, bringing together Dame Elizabeth Periam’s School and the free grammar school.

The merger between King James’s College (based at the current Rotherfield site) and the South Oxfordshire Technical College (based at the Deanfield site) took place, giving birth to The Henley College as we know it today.

1976 Following the cessation of younger pupils being admitted from 1974, the transition from Henley Grammar School to Sixth Form College, known as King James’s College, was completed.

1959 The Institute moved to new premises on Gravel Hill – now known as Deanfield Campus – and was renamed the South Oxfordshire Technical College.

1928 The Henley Grammar School moved to Rotherfield Court, as a County High School and widened its admissions to include girls.

1994 The Henley College became incorporated as an independent body and out of direct control of the Local Authority by virtue of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

2010 The Henley College became the first college in the UK to be granted a change in status from a further education college to a designated sixth form college.

2017 The Henley College came number 6 in the National Centre for Diversity’s Top 100 index, recognising the best organisations in relation to fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement.

2020 The Cuthbert Suite was opened to provide a digital working space for students on the Deanfield Campus, and the Art department was completely refurbished to create a Creative Arts Hub on the Rotherfield Campus.

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BRIGHT FUTURE, PROUD HISTORY Inspiring students for over 400 years, The Henley College continues to be a vibrant and diverse place to study, empowering ambitious young people to fulfill their academic potential and grow in confidence ready for their future higher educational or professional journeys. Equality and diversity are embedded into the very fabric of the College and our highly supportive and inclusive learning environment respects and celebrates every member of the College community. The Henley College has delivered over 30 years of teaching and learning excellence, although our origins can be traced back to King James I Grammar School, founded in 1604. These foundations closely reflect the academic and vocational traditions that still remain at the forefront of today’s offering.

close links with the College, visiting us to share their experiences and knowledge with our current learners. Join us as we move forwards into a bright future, where we will continue to blend traditional academic excellence with a culture of growth, innovation and creativity.

ARE YOU A FORMER STUDENT? If you were a student at The Henley College, King James’ College or Henley Grammar School, please get in touch with us. We always enjoy hearing about your news and successes, which inspire and motivate our current students. We have many famous alumni who include David Gill (Former CEO of Manchester United FC), Professor Marcus du Sautoy (Mathematician), Sally Dexter (Actress) and Scott Moorhouse (Paralympian). To join our Alumni Association please email us at alumni@henleycol.ac.uk, or share your memories and photographs of your time at Henley on our Facebook page: thehenleycollegealumni.

Situated in the heart of this historical town, the College has strong links across the local community and engages in a range of activities and partnerships with businesses, charities and other organisations. The College is continuing to grow significant employer relationships that offer our students a wide range of opportunities whilst at college, and beyond. On leaving Henley, our students gain excellent results at university and succeed in a myriad of professional fields. Our alumni are passionate about their time at Henley and many retain

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TRANSITION AND SUPPORT The Henley College, with its two campuses, is often described as being like a mini university. Life here is certainly very different from school, but from the start of your learning journey with us we ensure you have the support you need to be healthy, feel safe and achieve. We know that for some students the move from school to college can seem like a big step. From the moment you accept your offer of a place, we stay in regular contact with useful information and also provide transition activities to help you prepare and feel ready for your chosen programme of study. In September, induction is carefully planned to ensure each student has everything they need to settle happily into the college environment. At Henley, you will take greater responsibility for your learning and benefit from a more mature approach, whilst continuing to enjoy a high level of guidance and support. We firmly believe that students will achieve their best results in a more open, but purposeful teaching and learning environment.

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If you require specialist help at any stage, the College employs skilled staff who can assist with a wide range of study support, guidance on careers and higher education, including applications for Oxbridge, Law and Medicine and also work experience and placements.

Tracy Page Senior Tutor

“I lead and manage a team of Professional Tutors and act as a Professional Tutor to support the pastoral, social and academic development of a group of students. I also monitor and track the individual progress of the students in my group and ensure that they have the support to enable them to maximise their potential. I encourage them to be independent and resilient but at the same time understand that each of the students has their own specific needs. I enjoy helping the students to succeed and become confident, independent young adults ready for the next stage of their lives.”

TUTORIAL SYSTEM The College has a system of tutorials to benefit every student. These structured sessions in both small and large groups are designed to help students prepare for the challenges ahead. This may range from support to navigating UCAS to community projects that will help students build their CVs. The tutors also work with our students to tackle issues as they arise and encourage them to discuss and debate the challenges that face them. This could be anything from applying for part-time work through to handling finances and dealing with difficult situations.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING Our aim is to help you achieve your very best and grow into a successful and confident individual equipped with all the tools needed for your next step. We take health, safety and wellbeing very seriously and want every student to thrive and be happy. The College promotes healthy living and we are lucky to be situated in a rural town offering plenty of fresh air and green space both on campus and in the surrounding area. We are a short walk from the meadows by the River Thames that offer a tranquil space for outdoor study. There are lots of opportunities for students to be involved in sport and fitness with a range of sports available through our Enrichment programme (page 48) and we also have a contemporary fitness room/gym in our Sports Hall, which was opened in 2012.

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Wellbeing is our priority and our caring and professional staff offer specialist guidance and support, including counselling and welfare. We understand that some students may at times face additional challenges, whether at college or at home, and we are always there to listen, support and help them to work through any problems they may be facing.

OTIS THE WELFARE DOG In 2020 we were delighted to welcome Otis, the College’s Welfare Dog. Otis is a regular face around the campus and is an enthusiastic and affectionate member of the college community, who always welcomes strokes and cuddles from students and staff!

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TEN REASONS TO STUDY AT HENLEY

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A BRIDGE TO YOUR FUTURE

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COURSE CHOICE

The Henley College offers you the chance to experience and benefit from a more mature learning environment, whilst still being fully supported in all areas of College life. You will feel respected as a young adult, develop independent learning skills and have access to expert guidance ahead of your move to either university or the workplace.

The Henley College offers a competitively broad range of subjects including almost 60 A Levels and vocational courses, some of which are not available through local school sixth forms. Students are able to take exciting and diverse subject combinations and try subjects they may never have studied before. In addition to your programme of study, you will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of enrichment activities to enhance and balance your studies. These include an extensive and diverse range of sports, drama and other pastimes.

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SUCCESS

The Henley College has an excellent track record of exam results, with a 99% overall A Level pass rate for 2019, with 25 subjects gaining a 100% pass rate. Many of our students progress to Russell Group Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. 82.4 % students progressing to university from Henley gain a first class or upper second class honours degree, this is 4.3% higher than students from other state sixth forms.* We also have students who have secured places at university abroad, as well as higher level apprenticeships and other exciting career  opportunities.

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STUDENT SUPPORT

The College prides itself on offering its students extensive support in all areas of College life. You will have a tutor who will monitor your progress, help you to set appropriate targets, track attendance and communicate with parents. They will also provide guidance and support with university or employment applications. The College also has a dedicated Student Services team offering help with careers and higher education, transport, finance and learning support. Trained counsellors and a qualified nurse are available to those who may be finding life particularly challenging and require additional support.

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ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY

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DIVERSITY

The College is located in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, a small, friendly town with a strong community spirit and very low crime rate. Safety on campus is taken very seriously with all staff and students issued with lanyards and photographic ID. There is CCTV along with dedicated security, premises and health and safety staff. The College has a Designated Safeguarding Lead ensuring all staff and students can work and study in a safe and secure environment.

We actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion in all areas of College life, providing a highly inclusive learning environment for all staff and students. We have an active student-led EDI group who organise regular events at the College. In 2017, the College achieved a placing of number 6 in the National Centre for Diversity’s Top 100 index, recognising the best organisations in relation to fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement.

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RECOGNITION AND REWARD

We ensure our students’ hard work and commitment to their studies is recognised and give praise and encouragement in all areas, not just academically, but also in the area of personal achievement. Each year, we host Education Awards to reward exceptional student effort, achievement and contribution to the college community.

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SPECIALIST TEACHING

We have a dedicated, professional and highly skilled teaching body who strive to give every student a rich learning experience and help them to fulfil their potential. With a wide range of industry experts in their field bringing learning to life, it really helps students to maximise their employability skills and success in the future. The College is also proficient in Microsoft Teams enabling teaching and learning to thrive beyond the classroom.

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PARENT/GUARDIAN INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

The College involves and communicates with parents/guardians at every stage of their son’s or daughter’s studies at Henley. Attendance, progress, achievement and wellbeing are closely monitored and shared. Parents have access to an online portal and get regular updates to ensure they can best support their child’s learning.

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REPUTATION

You will be joining a College with a history spanning over 400 years that has provided a high quality education to thousands of young men and women. Students leave Henley with excellent results, having grown as individuals and ready to take the next step in their educational or professional journey.

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LEADERS IN LEARNING We are immensely proud of the wealth of skills, experience and dedication we possess in the people who work at The Henley College. Across all teaching and operational areas, highly-qualified and committed staff offer an extensive range of knowledge and expertise, both academic and industry based, which blend to give our students the very best learning experience. Academic excellence underpins all of our teaching programmes and we provide a learning environment that supports our students to reach their potential, including opportunities for virtual learning, first class specialist facilities and spaces where learning can flourish. As leaders in learning, we recognise the importance of developing well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges of their next steps towards future prosperity in roles that may not even exist yet. Our motto, ‘Come questioning, go seeking, grow’ is the theme that runs through everything we do. We believe it is vital for our students to be encouraged to think creatively and become independent, confident, questioning and innovative learners. We are ambitious for our students and ourselves and, as part of this, we are always looking for ways

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to improve our offer and align what we do with the future needs of the local, national and global economy.

thinking, so you can succeed now and in the future. Through the careful presentation of ideas and thoughtful questioning, our teachers will ensure that your learning and thinking moves rapidly from superficial to insightful, thoughtful, and reflective. Our aim is to inspire you to make exceptional progress and achieve outstanding results. At the end of your time at College, we want you to leave not only with great academic results, but with a sense of pride, self-confidence and resilience.

We have close relationships with universities, employers, industry and the wider community who all contribute to our students’ formal and informal learning. Our extensive range of A Level and vocational subjects combine with a varied mix of enrichment options including sport, the Arts and community projects which create exciting opportunities for our students to get involved and develop skills and interests that will help them secure their future. We will teach you how to learn facts, how to think differently, how to progress when you are stuck, and how to be resilient when faced with challenge. To access the highest marks, you will need to be able to evaluate, analyse and challenge. We will teach you how to harness these life skills through critical and creative

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EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD The College has been delighted to receive support from some eminent and high profile professionals. Professor Mary Beard highlighted the College's commitment to providing a wide and varied range of subjects: “It is increasingly rare for both Classics and Ancient History to be offered at A Level in the state sector. The Henley College is to be congratulated on offering such an unusually wide range of subjects. It is refreshing that, in a climate where the education system seems to be increasingly geared towards science and technology, Henley is determined to continue to promote the arts. The culture and art of the ancient world have inspired great works of art and literature, and fascinated generations of students.”

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TV presenter and Naturalist Steve Backshall, who lives locally, has praised the College for offering Environmental Science. Steve said “Ecologists, biologists, conservationists and naturalists are now vital in the corridors of power. Behind every businessperson and politician, is an environmental scientist showing them the way, or fighting them tooth and nail. Many of the people I respect the most are environmental scientists; not afraid to recognise and take on the problems of our planet. Quit being part of the problem, be a part of the solution. If I had my time again, I'd study Environmental Science.” The College is delighted that Natalie Haynes has become Patron of our Classics and Ancient History department. Find out more about our Classics and Ancient History A levels on page 34.

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Natalie Haynes Patron

Natalie Haynes, classicist, writer and broadcaster has shown her support for The Henley College by becoming patron of their Classics and Ancient History department. Natalie, who makes regular appearances on TV and Radio 4, in particular on her own comedy show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, and who has just published her new novel, A Thousand Ships, said: “When the college asked me if I would stand up for their Classics, and become their patron, I was delighted. I think it is great that Henley, a state-funded sixth form college, offers A Levels in both Classics and Ancient History. It’s not easy in the state-sector these days and these subjects are often the first to go.” Natalie Haynes visited The Henley College in July 2019 and gave an enthralling and entertaining talk about the Trojan War focusing on Homer’s epic poem The Iliad, intercut with references to a myriad of other classical texts, peppered with modern cultural comparisons.

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BUSINESS AND EMPLOYER LINKS As part of your course, you will have the opportunity to work with specialists in your subject area through the College’s extensive links with employers. You will see how the subjects you take can lead to careers in the world of work, either through the College’s work placements programme, visits to employers or by attending talks. Each subject area has links with employers, both local and further afield. The college is celebrating new partnerships with global technology companies Cisco and Softcat, specialising in IT networks, applications and cyber-security. Other notable examples are Volvo, BMW (Engineering) and Leander and Henley Rowing Clubs, the Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, Reading Rockets Basketball and Henley FC for Sport. Other partnerships include hospitals and medical care facilities, the armed forces and emergency services, theatres and media companies, as well as local newspapers and publishing companies, where students taking humanities subjects have the opportunity to find out how stories produced for public consumption are written up, edited  and  published.

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EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS At Henley we understand the importance of developing and nurturing employability skills in our students to prepare them for their future careers. Research shows that in addition to formal qualifications, employers actively seek a specific range of skills in potential employees that will help them to succeed in their chosen field. This includes teamwork, problem solving, leadership, organisation, communication and presentation skills, as well as motivation, resilience, initiative and enterprise.

Rhiannon

Student Profile Rhiannon secured a highly sought-after degree apprenticeship with Cisco. “In July I will start on a degree apprenticeship with Cisco, studying a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions as well as gaining other professional qualifications. Whilst at The Henley College I thoroughly enjoyed all my courses. My teachers were all incredibly supportive during my two years at the college and I know that I will keep in contact with them in the future. Before I even started at The Henley College I had wanted to achieve an apprenticeship with Cisco after having a tour of their Feltham office in year 10, doing work experience there in year 11 and then again in year 13, so I am extremely proud of myself for achieving my goal. The application process itself was very enjoyable too, so I recommend to other people thinking of what to do next year to apply for an apprenticeship. Even if you do not get the apprenticeship the experience is invaluable.” Rhiannon came to The Henley College from UTC Reading and studied A levels in Economics, Politics and English Language and Literature, as well as an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

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INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS Industry placements are a valuable opportunity to put your learning into practice and develop technical skills relevant to your vocational course. They will enable you to finish your programme of study with the skills, knowledge and expertise that employers are seeking. At Henley, we have relationships with a broad range of employers and we’ll help you in finding the right placement. We then visit our students in the workplace to support and monitor their progress. When looking for a placement, the main thing is to keep an open mind. You might have your heart set on working for a particular company, but it’s equally important to land the right role that will offer the best experience. We have a dedicated Industrial Placement Coordinator who is available to give advice and guidance to students following this route.

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T LEVELS In September 2022 we will be offering a brand new qualification, T Levels. T Levels are high-quality technical courses, designed with employers, to give young people the skills that industries need, and for them to thrive in the workplace. They are two-year courses, equivalent to 3 A Levels, that can be studied following GCSEs. T Levels focus on vocational skills providing technical knowledge and practical skills specific to a learner’s chosen industry or occupation. 80% of the course is study time in college, gaining industry specific skills and knowledge. 20% is on industrial placement, putting into practice the knowledge and technical skills learnt in the classroom. On completion, students receive a nationally recognised qualification and will be prepared for their future progression routes, that include skilled employment, higher level apprenticeships or higher education.

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June Hogan is the college’s Industrial Placement Coordinator, responsible for setting up a programme of work placements for students and then monitoring their progress. June spends time meeting with students, supporting them through the placement process, and helping them to develop employability skills while they are working for their employer. Her commitment to the placement scheme has resulted in an incredibly high retention rate for students with more than three quarters remaining on the scheme. June’s hard work and dedication was recently recognised with a nomination for a Sixth Form College Association (SFCA) Award for Enrichment and Employability. June was nominated for the award by her colleagues for her tremendous commitment to the development of the Industrial Placement programme for students. June said: “I am so passionate about the work that I do in developing employer relationships with organisations such as Cisco and Softcat. I am incredibly grateful for the nomination and look forward to seeing the impact these initiatives have on our students’ employability and their careers beyond The Henley College”.

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WHERE CAN COLLEGE TAKE YOU? GUIDANCE

CAREERS

The College has a dedicated and experienced careers and higher education advisor who is available to support and guide our students as they prepare for their next step after leaving Henley. This support includes help with career exploration, university application, job and apprenticeship search and application, gap years and work experience alongside visiting speakers from industry and higher education.

Some students prefer to enter employment straightaway when they leave College. Destinations range from full-time roles spanning a wide range of industries to places on in-demand training schemes with leading organisations. We aim to equip all of our students with the skills they require to succeed at interview and beyond. After College our students have gone on to secure roles with employers including British Airways, Formula 1, KPMG, Channel 5, the Civil Service, Citroen, Mars UK, Microsoft, the NHS, National Grid, Simpson Associates, the police force and  Volvo.

HIGHER EDUCATION Each year around 70% of our students continue on to higher education and recent statistics show that students progressing to university from The Henley College outperform those from other state sixth forms. Our students gain sought-after places at universities both nationally and internationally, including Russell Group institutions and Oxbridge. We believe that The Henley College provides an excellent stepping stone to university by developing the independent learning skills, confidence and resilience required to flourish at degree level.

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HIGHER LEVEL APPRENTICESHIPS Our students have also succeeded in securing high level apprenticeships on leaving Henley with companies such as Cisco, O2 and Rolls Royce.

Molly

Student Profile Molly achieved A*A*A* in A Level Geography, Photography and English Literature. “I’m extremely pleased with my results and I will be progressing to the University of Oxford to study English Language and Literature, then I will possibly proceed to a career in journalism. The best thing about studying at The Henley College was the close relationship I had with my teachers, who were always helping me push myself and stay focused on my goals. Their passion for their subjects has always inspired me to be a better student. They always supported me, even when I asked a thousand questions, and would teach lessons in a way that always kept me interested and inquisitive.” Molly came to The Henley College from The Embrook School in Wokingham.

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OF STUDENTS PROGRESSING FROM THE HENLEY COLLEGE TO RUSSELL GROUP UNIVERSITIES GAIN A FIRST CLASS OR UPPER SECOND CLASS HONOURS DEGREE.*

UNIVERSITIES ABERYSTWYTH ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music) ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH ASTON BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP BIMM INSTITUTE BRISTOL BRIGHTON BANGOR BATH BATH SPA BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM CITY BOURNEMOUTH BRIGHTON BRUNEL BUCKS NEW CANTERBURY CHRISTCHURCH CARDIFF CARDIFF METROPOLITAN CHESTER CHICHESTER CITY LONDON COVENTRY DE MONTFORT DURHAM EAST ANGLIA

EAST LONDON EDINBURGH ESSEX EXETER GLASGOW GLOUCESTER GOLDSMITHS LONDON GREATER BRIGHTON HERTFORDSHIRE IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON KEELE KENT KINGS COLLEGE LONDON KINGSTON LANCASTER LEEDS LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY LEICESTER LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY LONDON METROPOLITAN LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY MANCHESTER MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN

MET FILM SCHOOL MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY NEWCASTLE NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY, NEWCASTLE NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS NOTTINGHAM TRENT NOTTINGHAM OXFORD OXFORD BROOKES PLYMOUTH PORTSMOUTH QUEEN MARY LONDON QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST READING ROEHAMPTON ROYAL HOLLOWAY ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA SHEFFIELD SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY SOLENT UNIVERSITY SOUTHAMPTON ST GEORGE’S, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY, TWICKENHAM

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY SURREY SUSSEX UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA UNIVERSITY OF DERBY UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER, LONDON UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS (UCA) SWANSEA WARWICK WINCHESTER YORK

Dr Joanna Atkinson Oxbridge Coordinator

“For the past fifteen years, in my role as designated Oxbridge Co-ordinator, I’ve prepared students for application to Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. I’ve developed a comprehensive programme offering information and support throughout the two years of students’ college courses including: monthly bulletins (advertising such outreach activities as subject masterclasses, college/ departmental open days, residential courses, competitions), and regular email contact with individual students and their parents. Specific support is provided during the actual application process, refining of the crucial Personal Statement, co-ordination of the subject-tutors’ reports into the main UCAS academic reference, preparation for the tests and written work which many subjects at Oxford and Cambridge now require before applicants are short-listed for interview, and focus on the interview itself. We’re very proud of our Oxbridge Programme and hope those new students interested in finding out more about what’s involved with making an Oxbridge application will take advantage of all we have to offer when they start their course at The Henley College!”

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OUTSTANDING FACILITIES The College is passionate about providing quality facilities and technology for our students as we strive to equip them with the skills and capabilities needed to enter the world of work, or further study. This year we have undertaken extensive work to update and improve our campuses, including classroom and reception refurbishments on our Rotherfield Campus, as well as a complete rebuild of our Tony Lane Creative Suite, which will house 48 Mac

computers. In recent years the College has created a Digital Skills and Enterprise Suite and refurbished the Electronics Lab and the Art Department. At Deanfield, we have upgraded the disabled toilets and shower room for our Pathways students.

Our extensive facilities include: ●

Digital Skills and Enterprise Suite

Digital and Creative Arts Hub

Creative Media Studios

Green Screen for CGI

Broadcasting and Editing Suite

Science Labs

Engineering Hub

Photography Darkroom

Dance Studio

Film Theatre

Recording Studios and Music Practice Room

Music Technology Suite

Theatre and Performance Space

Sports Hall and Fitness Room/Gym

Sports fields and Tennis Courts

Library and Learning Centres

Canteens

Multifaith Room

Pathways Department including Sensory Garden, Sensory Room and IT Suite Training Kitchen

VIRTUAL TOUR Take a Virtual Tour of the College via our website www.henleycol.ac.uk/ interactive-tour/index.html

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THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM The Henley College is a Microsoft College. You will have access to Office 365 and Microsoft Teams, the College’s real-time online learning platform and virtual learning environment. Collaborating with your peers includes collaborating online. Using MS Teams, you will share and work on documents together with your teachers and peers. The College boasts a large Mac suite, where students working on digital media and editing skills have access to the latest Apple Mac technology. We also offer a student learning centre, digital suite and library equipped with laptops and desktop PCs. Specialist hardware and software is available in many subject areas and free WiFi is accessible across the whole college.

The Henley College had an 86% online engagement rate from their students during lockdown compared to a national average of 60%.

The events of 2020 required students of all ages to adapt quickly to learning remotely. At Henley our teaching expertise, alongside a proficiency in Microsoft Teams, enabled our students to continue to receive a quality learning experience, daily engagement with teachers and support and guidance with their programmes of study. We have many years of experience delivering virtual learning and are committed to ensuring learning can take place both inside and outside the classroom, on and off campus.

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THE BEST WAY FOR YOU TO LEARN You may already know the area of study you wish to pursue, but we can help you find the course that meets your individual learning needs and will allow you to flourish. At The Henley College we offer a wide range of A Level and vocational programmes across many different subjects. At school, you will have developed a good idea of the kind of learning that suits you best. Some students thrive in a highly academic environment with an emphasis on theory and largely exam-based assessment; others do much better in a more practical environment where the learning is more closely linked to industry and assessment is based more on project work.

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Applied A levels are growing in popularity nationally and are now being offered by a number of exam boards. They offer a different assessment model to conventional A Levels as they are a balance of both coursework and exams. Exams boards give them various different names, such as Extended Certificates, but it is simplest to think them as applied versions of A Levels. These courses are structured like diplomas but are the same size as a single A Level and work within an A Level programme. They are usually studied in combination with A Levels but you can study three Applied A Levels as a full programme on its own.

If you are expecting to do well in your GCSE examinations and know that you want to progress to degree level study at 18, then A Levels may suit you. If you prefer to learn through practical project work, you may want to consider a vocational qualification at Level 3. A full Extended Diploma, taken over two years, is the equivalent of 3 A Levels. These qualifications can provide an alternative route to university.

APPLIED A LEVELS

Alongside either A Level or vocational programmes, you can choose to undertake the Extended Project, a distinctive and highly regarded qualification involving detailed research on a topic of your choice. It develops a range of transferable skills including planning, analysis and evaluation.

These qualifications have all been developed in conjunction with universities and provide a platform for progress into higher education. This includes Russell Group universities but some of these, such as Bristol for example, stipulate that they should be accompanied by at least one conventional A Level.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE A LEVELS

VOCATIONAL COURSES

SUBJECT COMBINATIONS

A Levels are academic two year courses with a high level of theoretical content. They are usually assessed by examinations at the end of the course – either written, or possibly a supervised practical exam, for example in Art. A Levels have a renowned international reputation and are still the primary route for most traditional university applicants.

Vocational courses generally involve fewer, if any, exams, however there may be an element of external assessment. They focus on coursework, and give a balance of practical work and theory. Level 1 and Level 2 courses take one year and you can usually progress from these on to the next level. At Level 3 they are equivalent to AS and A Levels and prepare you for a range of options. Many of our vocational students go on to prestigious universities, while others enter the world of work and then do further study for degree or higher level apprenticeships.

Students select the A Levels they study for a variety of different reasons: they enjoy the subjects, have taken an interest in an area, or feel they ‘ought’ to do a particular subject to keep their options open. It is also, however, worth thinking about how these subjects will help you progress when you leave College. With this in mind, it is a good idea to consider having at least two subjects that go together. This will help you study because the subjects will support each other and they will also help you to progress to university, apprenticeships or into employment.

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Student Profile Maths, Media Studies and Physics A Levels student Bernard achieved A*A*A*. “The teachers and tutors at The Henley College are extremely supportive and whenever I’ve needed help with something or had a question, they have always been quick to my aid. I have also had some great advice from teachers about continuing after college which I have found to be very useful.” Bernard came to The Henley College from the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and is going on to the University of Bristol to study Engineering Design.

Har-Roop

Student Profile Har-Roop studied BTEC Applied Science Extended Diploma and achieved D*DD. “I made the decision to come to The Henley College as it offered a wider variety of courses compared to my school. During my time at the College my teachers motivated and encouraged me, and I felt supported with continuous feedback and support on a personal level from them.” Har-Roop came to The Henley College from St Mary’s School, Gerrards Cross, and is going on to study Adult Nursing at King’s College London.

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Student Profile Amber is studying A level Business, Law and Politics as well as 2 Applied A Levels in Criminology and Psychology. Amber is applying to Cambridge and various Russell Group universities to study Law. “Compared to other colleges and sixth forms I found that The Henley College had the greatest range of courses which has allowed me to pursue all my different interests, ensuring an easier decision for my future career. My mind was made up when I visited the College on an open evening, due to how welcoming and supportive all the teachers were.”

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OUR OFFER We are proud to offer a broad and diverse choice of subjects at Henley and there are many courses available that do not require you to have previously studied the subject. These include Business, Psychology and Economics. The College also has a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) options available including Forensic Science, and Criminal Investigation, Applied Science, Further Mathematics and Computer Science. With almost 60 high achieving A Level and vocational courses to choose from, you will be able to find a study path to  suit your own strengths and interests. We hope you enjoy reading more about the different subject areas on offer at The Henley College in the coming pages. You will be able to discover what they may offer you in terms of learning experience, qualification and future opportunities. For full details of all our courses, information about life at The Henley College, and to apply online, please visit our website: www.henleycol.ac.uk

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HOW TO APPLY To apply for any of our courses please visit our website where you will be able to complete an online application form. You will also be able to access further information on all of our courses, detailed entry requirements and fees and costs. Please note: No tuition fees are payable if you are aged between 16 and 18 at the start of your course and are a UK/EU national, been ordinarily resident in the EEA for the past three years, have recently settled status, hold a full British Citizen passport, or have the right of abode in the UK. Further details online. Our Admissions Team can be contacted at admissions@henleycol.ac.uk

THE EXTENDED PROJECT The Extended Project is a distinctive and highly regarded qualification, designed to develop a range of transferable skills such as planning, research, analysis and evaluation. Your chosen topic may well reflect an area of personal interest, a subject you would like to research and learn more about, or the course you plan to apply for at university. For those wishing to continue on to higher education, the Extended Project will provide a strong platform to support future learning. It also offers the opportunity to differentiate yourself from other students and to demonstrate motivation for the degree course you have chosen to apply for. Leading universities are highly appreciative of the Extended Project and encourage students to take it, with some of them even lowering entry requirements for those predicted A/A* in their Extended Project.

Get the details To find out more about all of your study options at The Henley College, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

1 in 4 students who go to university have a BTEC. A Triple Distinction in a vocational qualification is equivalent in UCAS points to 3 x A* grades at A Level.

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COURSES A LEVELS ACCOUNTING ANCIENT HISTORY ANIMATION APPLIED CRIMINOLOGY: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3) APPLIED ENGINEERING: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES

FURTHER MATHEMATICS

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ECONOMICS

GEOLOGY

ELECTRONICS

GEOGRAPHY

POLITICS

CHEMISTRY

APPLIED LAW: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

CLASSICAL CIVILISATION

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

GERMAN

ENGLISH LITERATURE

HISTORY

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

COMPUTER SCIENCE

SOCIOLOGY

DANCE

ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

LAW

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MATHEMATICS

SPANISH

MEDIA STUDIES

APPLIED HUMAN BIOLOGY: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3) APPLIED IT: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

ART: FINE ART/ GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION/ ART AND DESIGN

ART: TEXTILES BIOLOGY BUSINESS

DIGITAL GAME PRODUCTION: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

FILM STUDIES FRENCH

PHYSICS PSYCHOLOGY

PHILOSOPHY PHOTOGRAPHY

*Extended certificates may be studied alongside A Levels.

LEVEL 2

PUBLIC SERVICE / SOCIAL STUDIES: DIPLOMA

VOCATIONAL DIPLOMA COURSES LEVEL 4 CREATIVE ARTS: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA

LEVEL 3 APPLIED SCIENCE (MEDICAL): EXTENDED DIPLOMA ART AND DESIGN: EXTENDED DIPLOMA BUSINESS: EXTENDED DIPLOMA CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT: NATIONAL AND EXTENDED DIPLOMA

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

FORENSIC AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION: Y1 NATIONAL FOUNDATION DIPLOMA, Y2 NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY IN FILM, TV AND RADIO PRODUCTION: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

ENGINEERING: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

ICT AND COMPUTING: EXTENDED DIPLOMA MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION: LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA PERFORMING ARTS: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

UNIFORMED PROTECTIVE SERVICES: LEVEL 3 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES: EXTENDED DIPLOMA SPORT, FITNESS AND PERSONAL TRAINING: LEVEL 3 NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA TRAVEL AND TOURISM: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE TRAVEL AND TOURISM: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

BUSINESS: DIPLOMA CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT: LEVEL 2 FIRST AWARD ENGINEERING: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 2) HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE INFORMATION AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: CAMBRIDGE TECHNICAL DIPLOMA

OTHER COURSES FOUNDATION LEARNING: ENTRY 1 (PATHWAYS), ENTRY 2, ENTRY 3, LEVEL 1 ACCESS TO FURTHER EDUCATION, SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

COURSE

REQUIREMENTS

Please note: Additional entry requirements may be applicable for specific courses. Please see our website for full details: www.henleycol.ac.uk

AS / A Level

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths, plus 2 Grade 5s and 4 Grade 4s from the remaining best 6 subjects.

Level 3 Extended Diploma

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths, plus 3 Grade 4s from the remaining subjects.

Level 2 Diploma Pathways Programme Foundation Programme

At least 3 Grade 3s. You will be invited to attend a consultation. You will be invited to attend an interview.

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SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS You’ll have heard a lot about STEM subjects, including that they are the gateway to well-paid jobs in related professions and industry. If you have a flair for problemsolving, a hunger for facts and an eye for detail, then you may wish to consider this study route. STEM specialists (science, technology, engineering and maths) are in huge demand in the UK, and STEM qualifications are sought after in the high skill, high wage economy. If you are interested in this area of study you can look forward to a rewarding career in the future. If you haven’t decided what degree you want to do, then taking qualifications in Maths and Science will keep lots of options open. If you have plans to study a STEM subject at university, then Maths A Level may be helpful. Maths is also an essential foundation for exciting careers in new technology, such as game design or app development, with these future opportunities ever increasing.

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Scientific subjects are crucial for students who want to become doctors, dentists, or vets, as well as for a broad range of professional scientific roles in industry and government. The Henley College’s Science teachers are keen to develop your exploratory skills. By the time you arrive at university, you will have good research skills as well as an ability to plan, carry out and report on the findings of your own experiments.

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Student Profile Saoirse studied A Level Geography, Biology and Chemistry, achieving A*, A and B. “I’m extremely lucky to have been taught by great teachers who are enthusiastic and passionate about their subjects and are always willing to go above and beyond to help. The Henley College has enabled me to flourish and grow into a more confident and independent person in addition to helping me achieve my academic potential. I am always keen to recommend the College to prospective students as I feel my time at Henley has prepared me perfectly for the next stage of my life.”

In 2019 and 2020, Mathematics celebrated a 100% pass rate. Applied Science can be a route into Medicine. In 2020, one of our students progressed to a Foundation Medical Course after qualifying. Science, research, engineering and technology jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations creating 142,000 jobs between now and 2023.

Qualifications offered ●

Applied Human Biology > BTEC Extended Certificate Level 3

Biology > A Level

Chemistry > A Level

Electronics > A Level

Environmental Science > A Level

Forensic and Criminal Investigations > Extended Diploma Level 3 Applied Science (Medical) Year 1 > National Foundation Diploma Year 2 > National Extended Diploma

Geology > A Level

Mathematics > A Level

Further Mathematics > A Level

Physics > A Level

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

Saoirse came to the College from Langtree School, and is going on to study Geology at Imperial College London.

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EARTH SCIENCES Earth Sciences is the study of the planet we live upon. The rapidly changing scope and nature of the subject is reflected in the three courses available: Geology, Geography and Environmental Science. If you want to understand how our planet works, at depth and on the surface, to answer fundamental questions about the origin, development, and future of the Earth, these are the subjects to study. If you are concerned about pollution, air miles, sea level rising and climate change then Environmental Science is perfect for you. Mass extinctions, fossils, minerals, and climate change are all considered in Geology, and Geography looks at natural hazards, development, and the global institutions which aim to manage changes.

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In 2020, Geography had a 100% pass rate, with 50% students gaining high grades (A*-B). In 2020, Environmental Science has a 100% pass rate, with 50% students gaining high grades (A*-B).

Qualifications offered ●

Geology > A Level

Geography > A Level

Environmental Science > A Level

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

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COMPUTING AND ENGINEERING If you enjoy logic, problem-solving, taking things apart and rebuilding them – either physically or virtually – then our STEM courses in Computer Science, IT and Engineering are a great foundation for a rewarding career. If you have a scientific brain and like to apply it to practical situations, our engineering courses are for you. Apprenticeship degrees, combining practical paid industry-based work and study, are gaining popularity and have opened up engineering careers to students who prefer to learn through hands-on experience. With this in mind, our L2 and L3 Engineering Diplomas are broad-based and give a solid grounding in all types of engineering. Our students have gone on to highly sought after apprenticeships in large companies and university courses to qualify in mechanical, automotive, aeronautical, civil and electrical engineering. With the future of engineering expanding to include software engineering, robotics, AI (artificial intelligence), gaming, cybersecurity and VR (virtual reality) the future demand for engineers is expanding rapidly which makes it a very attractive career  route.

If you’re interested in programming, databases or web development then you may wish to consider studying Computing or IT. Equally, if you are keen on computers but haven’t had a chance to programme before, our courses start with the basics and will raise your competency to a high standard. You’ll combine theory and practice on fastmoving and challenging courses. Whatever your level of prior experience, you’ll find a range of activities to stretch, challenge and innovate. Our computing students really enjoy their studies and, to push them further, A Level students are encouraged to supplement the programme with the Extended Project. Engineering is increasingly seen as a desirable study and career option and is now a highly skilled profession for people with a scientific mindset. Opportunities for skilled engineers are broader, more plentiful and better-paid than ever before.

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Research shows that passing a STEM subject at A Level could give you a salary advantage of 15%. According to research by Engineering UK, there is an annual shortfall of up to 59,000 engineering graduates and technicians to fill core  engineering roles.

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Computer Science > A Level Digital Game Production > Extended Certificate Level 3

Electronics > A Level

Engineering > Applied A Level

Engineering > Extended Diploma Level 3

Engineering > Extended Certificate (Level 2)

IT > Applied A Level

ICT and Computing > Extended Diploma Level 3

Information and Creative Technology > Extended Certificate Level 2

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

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Student Profile Oscar achieved A*A*A* in Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths A Levels. “I’m very pleased with my results and getting a place at my first choice of university. My favourite part about studying at the College was that it gave me a lot of freedom which allowed me to be more independent, and I feel that this will carry through into my university life. Support has been available to me on all my courses. Even after lessons transitioned to being online, my teachers were happy to provide extra assistance if we required it.” Oscar came to The Henley College from Langtree School and is going on to study Computer Science at The University of Bristol.

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BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE Would you like to learn more about how businesses manage their resources efficiently and satisfy customers, suppliers, shareholders and employees? You don’t need to have studied Business previously, and if you are new to the subject you may be surprised how much you’ve already picked up through your everyday interactions – from ordering pizza over a phone app, or searching for a bank account that gives the best interest rates. A vital ingredient in a market economy, you’ll find Business a dynamic subject where theory can be applied to a wide range of organisations with which we are all familiar. You’ll dig deep into business theory and use case studies to develop your understanding of how method is put into practice by small, medium and large organisations.

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As well as A level Business and Economics, we offer career focused Diplomas and Certificates in Business and Travel and Tourism. Business students will cover topics such as finance, marketing, human resource management and knowledge of the business sector. Travel and Tourism students will combine the study of tourism with an introduction into the world of Business.

A large number of our students go on to study Business degrees at university and progress into jobs in the retail, finance, charity and manufacturing sectors. They have roles as diverse as project management, data analysis, digital marketing and team leadership. The teachers delivering Business are experienced subject specialists who have all worked in the industry and bring their vital life experience to our students.

In 2020, Level 3 Travel and Tourism celebrated a 100% pass rate, with 75% of students gaining a triple Distinction or higher. 82% of our students on Vocational Business courses achieved MMM or above.

Qualifications offered ●

Accounting > A Level

Business > A Level

Business > Extended Diploma Level 3

Business > Level 2

Economics > A Level

Travel and Tourism > Extended Diploma Level 3

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

Jacob

Student Profile Jacob received a triple Distinction* in BTEC Business Level 3 Extended Diploma. “My favourite thing about the College is the study facilities such as the Student Learning Centre (SLC) and library. They are great for studying in between lessons and offer everything you need to complete work. Also  the opportunity given to me via the industrial placement scheme, which I completed with HM Staffing, has really helped me gain essential experience in the workplace. Over the two years I’ve been at College, there have been so many supportive people who have supported me with my studies and helped me decide where I would like to be in the future.” Jacob is now a resource controller apprentice at Softcat PLC in Marlow.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES If you’re fascinated by people and what makes them tick, if you like to help solve problems and understand what causes them, and are interested in learning people skills you can apply in many different ways, then studying social sciences could be perfect for you. and organisations. Social science qualifications are in high demand as you will also have transferable skills in problem solving, planning and communicating complex technical solutions to others.

Social sciences are not only what you study to become a social worker or a teacher, the range of careers you can pursue is much broader. Social sciences cover subjects as diverse as childcare, politics, psychology and sociology – all subjects that impact on the wider world, looking at society and the relationships among individuals within it.

If you have a keen interest in the wider society in which you live, a curiosity about the social and cultural forces that make us the people we are, and an enthusiasm for venturing beneath the surface of current affairs, then this area of study may suit you very well.

As a Henley social science student, you will learn the analytical and comprehension skills that are important throughout many industries

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Cara McCaffrey, from Maidenhead achieved a Triple Distinction in her Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care. “After getting cold feet with the A Levels I had chosen at my local sixth form, I applied to The Henley College at the beginning of September 2017. I studied Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 and instantly felt like the course was for me. During my GCSEs I was interested in psychology and nursing, and starting a BTEC in a similar field allowed my interest to grow and my academic side to grow immensely. After finishing my first year with a Distinction, I had my eyes set on university and an end goal of becoming a nurse. I applied to Cardiff University, Southampton University, University of Birmingham, University of Surrey and Birmingham City University. After receiving offers from them all, I chose the University of Birmingham as my firm choice and Surrey as my insurance.”

Applied Psychology > Extended Certificate Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning & Development > Level 2 First Award Children’s Play, Learning and Development > Level 3 National and Extended Diploma Health and Social Care > Extended Diploma Level 3 > Extended Certificate Level 2 Politics > A Level

Psychology > A Level

Public Service > Diploma Level 2

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Applied Criminology > Extended Certificate Level 3

Cara

In 2019, 49% of Sociology students achieved a high grade (A* to B).

Uniformed Protective Services > Extended Diploma Level 3 Sociology > A Level

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

Cara came to The Henley College from Newlands Girls School and went on to the University of Birmingham to study Nursing.

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HUMANITIES If you are curious about the world around you and how humans have made their mark on it, you may find yourself drawn to Humanities. Although the associated subjects are diverse and reflect the differing interests of our students, they actually have a lot in common. They all look at various aspects of our world and people’s roles within it. As well as being fascinating and rewarding to study, Humanities subjects are a fantastic way to prepare yourself for university and beyond, as you will learn transferable skills and acquire a knowledge and outlook on the world that will help you in any chosen career path. Humanities will teach you to think clearly and rigorously and you will gain the ability to write lucidly and present ideas rationally. These skills are essential in professions such as law, advertising, politics and journalism.

The information technology sector, accountancy, the sciences and management consultancies, are all enthusiastic about people who have studied Humanities because they know how to think coherently and excel in verbal and writing skills tests and logical reasoning. If you are particularly interested in Philosophy, Henley is one of the only colleges in the Thames Valley to offer a formal Philosophy qualification, with many of our students coming from a distance to study here.

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In 2019, 67% of A Level Geography students achieved a high grade (A* to B). 60% of the UK’s industry leaders have a Humanities degree.

Qualifications offered ●

Ancient History > A Level

Classical Civilisation > A Level

Geography > A Level

History > A Level

Law > A Level

Philosophy > A Level

Religious Studies > A Level

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

Connie

Student Profile Connie studied A Level Classical Civilisation, Ancient History and English Language & Literature (combined) and achieved three Grade As. “I was attracted to The Henley College because it offered smaller subjects that no other local college provided. If I had gone anywhere else I wouldn’t have been able to study Classics or Ancient History so I’m very grateful to the College for the enjoyment that no other sixth form could give me. I think without The Henley College I would never have achieved my goals and I would never have been about to study Classical Studies at University. The Henley College was perfect for me because it just let me get on with my own thing done in my own way. I couldn’t be happier with the boost the College has given me.” Connie came to us from Langtree School and is going on to study Classical Civilisation at the University of Reading.

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MEDIA Media permeates every area of our lives, from the content we consume and create on our mobile phones, through to television, cinema and the visual images that surround us. the style and technical skill of cinema and photography or who wants to tell stories with words and pictures, this could be where your future lies.

It is also a major employer in the UK, with a myriad of jobs in everything from TV, video and film production, through to journalism and visual marketing. The media business contributes billions of pounds to the UK economy and that amount grows every year. It is a young industry, hungry for new talent and keen to harness the digital skills and creativity of the kind of students who opt for this area of study.

Your ambition may be to join the UK’s world leading visual effects industry developing next generation CGI, or you may want to make the kind of ground breaking documentaries that change the way people think. You could find your path in front of, or behind, a camera – in conventional film, TV or photography or making waves on the internet. Media is at the very forefront of new technology, creativity and innovation; it is a constantly evolving world and a very exciting one.

We are looking for students who are creative, talented, passionate, hard-working and ambitious and who can really benefit from working alongside industry professionals to develop their skills and build their future. If you are the kind of person who watches the TV and is interested in its production, loves

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In 2019, 49% of Creative Media students achieved a Distinction, the highest possible grade.

Qualifications offered ● ●

Animation > A Level Creative Media Production and Technology in Broadcast Journalism > Extended Diploma Creative Media Production and Technology in TV, Radio and Film Production > Extended Diploma

Film Studies > A Level

Media Studies > A Level

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

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Student Profile Tom studied Creative Media Production Extended Diploma. “The Creative Media Production staff were what stood out against other colleges. Their passion, kindness and drive to push the students, was incomparable. I feel that the College fully supported me throughout my time there. The CMP staff have always been incredible - checking in to make sure I am doing well with my studies and how I am at home. During my time at college, I believe that my greatest achievement was being able to find my next step in life, with help from my teachers. I will now be going onto university, whereas before, I had no idea what I would do after college. The College has massively helped me to work towards my future.” Tom joined the College from Langtree School and is going on to study BA Hons in Post Production and VFX at The University of Salford.

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PERFORMING ARTS Dancing, singing or performing your way to an A Level or Level 3 Diploma needn’t be an unfulfilled dream if you join us at Henley – it could be the gateway to a rewarding career in the performing arts. Our performing arts teachers all have previous experience, as professional dancers, musicians and actors, and they are all committed to bringing out the best in new young talent. Your particular strengths will be identified and nurtured and you will become well-rounded and see clear development in your chosen field. Immersing yourself in your subject through workshops with leading professionals, individual and group lessons and by taking part in a multitude of college productions and showcase performances, you will be helped and encouraged to take your skills to the next level.

Of course, talent alone will not build your future career. At Henley you will learn team building skills, improve your communication and learn excellent time management – all crucial to making you employable in a notoriously tough industry. You will be inspired, but also instilled with a high level of discipline and commitment. Our students are amazed at what they can achieve with the right tools and the right setting.

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In 2020, members of the College’s Performing Arts alumni graduated from prestigious institutions such as Trinity Laban, LAMDA, RADA, Mountview and Rose Bruford. Former A Level students graduated from Cambridge and GSA.

Qualifications offered ●

Dance > A Level

Drama and Theatre Studies > A Level

Performing Arts > Extended Diploma Level 3

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

Graduates in performing arts from Henley are creative and confident and have an appreciation and understanding of culture. Many go on to further study at leading drama schools, conservatoires and universities.

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Student Profile Amy came to the College from St. Crispins School in Wokingham, and is currently studying BTEC Performing Arts. “The Performing Arts BTEC is broken down into units and smaller assessments, which means I can work at my own pace and I don’t have the pressure of everything coming down to a final exam. I came to the college to develop my skills as a performer and I am surrounded by many friendly, talented people who are all working towards the same goal.  The teachers and faculty are all so supportive and really push you to be the best you can be. The Henley College has been the perfect stepping-stone for me as I want to focus on achieving my dream of one day being on the West End Stage.” Amy hopes to continue studying at a drama conservatoire or go to university to study for a degree in musical theatre.

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MUSIC Whether it’s developing your own musical identity, becoming a performer, songwriter or producer, the UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production at Henley offers you the chance to reach professional standards in your skills. To apply for the course you will be invited to attend one of our taster sessions which will include an informal audition. Interested applicants should work on developing their technique as instrumentalists and vocalists. Previous performance or production experience is useful but not essential.

The course is particularly suitable for those thinking of pursuing a career in music and who want to work within the industry. Our links with the music industry and specialised performance programmes are uniquely designed to help towards developing your career through networking and individual guidance. You will study all areas of music including arranging, songwriting, music for film, marketing and music theory and will take part in regular large-scale performances and events on your chosen instruments or voice.

We offer clear, proven progression routes into the creative industries and Higher Education. Students on the UAL Extended Diploma in Production and Performance have the potential to study at some of the UK’s top Music institutions, including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity Laban, Leeds College of Music, ACM, BIMM and the music Conservatoires.

You will also benefit from the regular input of industry professionals who are part of the teaching team. There are also two industrystandard recording studios, and several practice rooms where you can learn Pro -Tools, rehearse and master your craft.

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A recent study showed The UK music industry contributed £5.2 billion to the UK economy (2018). Employment in the industry also hit an all‑time high of 190,935.

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Music Performance and Production > Extended Diploma

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

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Student Profile Alice is studying the UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production. “Coming to The Henley College was like a new start and a new environment. The course really felt like something I wanted to do as I’m always listening to music, song writing or practicing. I like how the course is based on group work and if you’re nervous about trying new ideas you’ve always got people there with you, but equally you can be an individual. When I have completed the course, I want to go into the music industry to write and perform my own music.” Alice came to the College from Little Heath School.

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ART Our art, textiles and design courses are the perfect foundation for a broad range of future opportunities, with many students progressing to prestigious and highly sought-after universities and art colleges. If you have a passion for exploring new art mediums and developing your artistic skills and individual style then Henley will encourage your creativity and expression, while instilling a positive work ethic to see you through A Levels, diplomas and beyond. At Henley, you’ll be taught by experienced teachers who take an imaginative and adventurous approach to developing your skills. Our art and textiles departments are vibrant, fulfilling and highly productive places to learn. The facilities have been newly refurbished and modernised with a sculpture garden and digital arts facilities, complemented by the recent addition of a new MAC suite. This has created a bespoke digital and creative arts hub for our students to progress their skills.

There are many possible career paths for those with an Art qualification. Creative skills are in great demand with some of the biggest professional opportunities available here in the Thames Valley. Students can progress to fashion design, fine art, graphics, fashion marketing, costume design, textiles and textile design. Many continue to study Art Foundation and we have a good record of students being offered places at Central Saint Martins. Our students have also gone on to work in many diverse and exciting areas including teaching, architecture, interior design, accessory design, costume interpretation and commercial art.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Photography is an ideal subject for students wishing to pursue a path to media, the arts and Photographic related areas. It is also a good  supplementary course giving breadth to your  offer. If you are either new to photography, or wanting to improve your creative and technical skillset, you may want to consider this subject option. You will have the opportunity to learn both traditional and contemporary techniques, acquiring the industry skills required for a future career in this field. The photography department boasts a fully equipped darkroom and two photo studios that enables students to develop many transferable skills that can be applied in various career progressions. Past students have progressed to academic or vocational degrees including photography, photo journalism, fine art, fashion photography, the film industry and forensic science as well as more academic subjects such as Psychology and English when matched with other relevant subjects.

“I have a lot of good memories of the fantastic tutors I had whilst at Henley, which really made it a great experience for me, also the workshops and trips organised for our Textiles class. I always looked forward to our lessons where we would often learn something entirely new. Some skills I have expanded and with others it was a chance to do something completely different - like screen painting or batik. I have since graduated from UAL Wimbledon with a First Class Honours degree in Costume Interpretation. I am now working as a freelancer with a company that makes costumes for various theatre, film and TV shows like Doctor Who and Joseph and the Technicoloured Dreamcoat.” Sam studied A Levels in Geology, Textiles, History and Geography at The Henley College.

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In 2019, 30% of Textiles students were offered places at Central Saint Martins. In Photography A Level over 30% of students achieved A*- A grade. 70% of students achieved A*- B.

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Art (Fine Art / Graphic Communication / Art and Design) > A Level

Art Textiles > A Level

Art and Design > Extended Diploma

Creative Arts > Foundation Diploma Level 4

Photography > A Level

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LANGUAGES Immersing yourself in the richness of language, culture and communication, you may not even be aware you’re actually developing key skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. In A Level English Literature, you’ll search beyond the characters and plot of books and think critically about how the author made their choices, as well as the social context of the work. Studying Shakespeare can be as much about Tudor politics and lifestyles as it is about the Bard himself.

These skills can take you a long way. Communication is at the heart of modern life, and to understand the nuances of language is a key that can unlock doors in life, business, travel or on any career path. Our students enjoy challenging reading and like to discuss and debate ideas expressed in language, whether written or spoken. Our teachers are passionate about what they teach and want you to enjoy your experience here and to succeed.

Students of French, German or Spanish will be taught by native speakers and have the chance to travel and may participate in exchanges. The foreign language skills you gain will be in demand by future employers, as well as equip you for future study of the subjects at university level.

A Level courses in English Language are nothing like GCSEs. You will actively engage with everyday language and understand how it works. You’ll find out why people speak differently, how men and women use language, and how to use language to be a great communicator.

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German has had a 100% pass rate since 2003. The Henley College will be one of the few sixth forms offering A Level German and students coming here can study any combination of the three MFL subjects on offer.

Qualifications offered ●

English Language > A Level

English Language and Literature > A Level

English Literature > A Level

French > A Level

German > A Level

Spanish > A Level

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

A recently published study showed that employees who use a foreign language in their work earn on average eight per cent more than their colleagues.

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Student Profile Olivia studied Biology, French and Psychology A Levels and achieved 3 As. “I loved the independence of being a student at the College and the friendly and calm atmosphere. The teachers were a really important reason as to why I enjoyed my courses. They were really supportive and very passionate about their subjects. It was easy to talk to them and ask for help whenever I needed it. With French A Level, there were many opportunities to go on college trips, for example we attended a seminar in Oxford by the director of the French film we were studying. The college has definitely supported me with my  studies.” Olivia joined us from Gillotts School, Henley, and is taking a gap year before going on to study Biology at university.

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SPORTS Whether you are a talented athlete, or you’re a sports enthusiast planning a career in sport or fitness then studying a sports or physical education based course at Henley is a step in the right direction. Sport is a huge industry offering many diverse roles to those wishing to pursue a career in this area. A healthy and active lifestyle is important for everybody from the young to the old, beginner to elite, and our courses will equip you with the skills and knowledge to either move on to further study in a specialised area, or prepare for a future career in this field. Our Physical Education A Level and vocational sports courses are a popular gateway for  students interested in studying sports science, health and fitness, psychology, nutrition biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, physiotherapy and the development of  sports technology, as well as the role of sport in  society.

Our students have gone on to a range of destinations including PE teaching, coaching, fitness, armed forces, physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports development, analysis, journalism and nutrition. You will benefit from teaching staff with industry knowledge, quality coaching and teaching enhanced by a real passion for the subject.

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In 2019, Physical Education achieved a 100% pass rate, with 53% of students gaining a high grade (A* to B).

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Physical Education > A Level Sport and Exercise Sciences > Extended Diploma Level 3 Sport, Fitness and Personal Training > Level 3 National Extended Diploma Sport and Physical Activity > Cambridge Technical Diploma

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

Ethan

Student Profile As well as studying Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science and A Level French, Ethan was also on the Elite Rugby Programme. “I was attracted to The Henley College as it gave me the opportunity to combine my education with the Elite Rugby Programme. My course covered all key units, which gave me a good insight prior to considering the syllabus available at various universities. It also prepared me well for university and helped me develop my independent research skills.” Ethan came to us from The International School of Luxembourg and plans to study Sport & Exercise Science at The University of Bath.

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ENRICHMENT AND SPORT College life isn’t just about studying. There are many other aspects to experience and we are committed to offering you an exciting and diverse Enrichment programme ranging from participating in Performing Arts through our productions, sporting activities and clubs such as Amnesty International, public speaking and getting involved in the Student Union. Our Enrichment programme gives you a great opportunity to try something new alongside your main studies. It is a social part of College life where you will be able to learn a new skill or develop existing skills, play a sport or join one of many clubs. Most importantly, it is a great way to settle in and make friends. We encourage you to participate in at least one Enrichment option during your time at the Henley College although you can sign up to as many as you would like. Every year, we are open to ideas from students for any societies they would like to set up and we support these wherever possible.

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SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME The Sports Development Programme offers all students at the College an opportunity to develop their skills and fitness. Sports offered within the programme include: ● Rugby ● Football ● Basketball ● Netball Training sessions form an integral part of the timetable within the normal College day, allowing you to train regularly with specialist coaches alongside your main academic programme. Students on the programme will typically have an additional 3–4.5 hours of sports training per week. The programme encourages participation from learners across the College; it is not exclusive to Sports students or elite sportspeople. If there are large numbers applying for your chosen sport you may need to attend a trial. If you are interested in joining the Sports Development Programme, please indicate this on your application form.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, with a flexible programme to allow you to choose what you are interested in. There are three levels of programme you can do which, when successfully completed, lead to a Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The DofE is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you will gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. It does not matter who you are or where you are from, as long as you’re aged 14 to 24 years, you can choose the activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey. We know from other participants that the DofE helps you to stand out from the crowd when you apply for university, or your future job.

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ELITE SPORTS PROGRAMME If you’re already playing at county level (within the DPP/ PDG at a Premiership Rugby Academy) or above, and want to reach the pinnacle of your sport, then you may be suited to our Elite Sports Programme. As a college, we currently provide opportunities through this scheme in three sports - Rugby Union, Rowing and Basketball. Our offering is further strengthened by proud partnerships with renowned professional clubs, Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, Leander Club and Reading Rockets. If you’re selected to join us, you’ll combine relevant academic study with professional coaching and training, and you’ll be with us from between six months and two years. You’ll study towards either a full A Level programme, or vocational equivalent, while taking full advantage of our facilities and professional coaching staff . As an Elite Sports student at The Henley College, you’ll follow a bespoke performance programme, incorporating all aspects of technical and tactical coaching alongside physical conditioning and support. You will also have the opportunity to compete at the highest level of College Sport through our extensive fixtures and competition programme. This programme is demanding both physically and mentally, so only apply if you have a real commitment to your sport and academic studies. Your coaches and teachers will have high expectations and will push you to achieve

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EALING TRAILFINDERS Offering the perfect environment for talented rugby players to combine their rugby development with a continued education, The Henley College Rugby Academy competes in the RFU ACE League and operates in close partnership with Ealing Trailfinders as a satellite Elite Player Programme (EPP) and with our local partner, Henley Hawks Rugby Club.

Being on the programme, you will have regular access to a range of professional services created to develop and improve you as an all-round player. Through our partnership with the Ealing Trailfinders, Henley College rugby players have an articulated pathway to Brunel University, where the Trailfinders offer a full-time rugby scholarship programme run by over 20 full-time staff. Brunel Rugby Union field four teams and have BUCS fixtures weekly. On a Trailfinders scholarship at Brunel, you will have the opportunity to train with the first team at Ealing Trailfinders, giving you immediate exposure to international standard players to help your development. You may also be invited to attend full pre-season training with the club. Other recent university destinations our rugby players have progressed onto include Exeter, Loughborough, Cardiff, Nottingham Trent and Cardiff Met who all compete in BUCS Super Rugby.

We have worked hard to develop the perfect all-round performance package to take your rugby to the next level. The level of support offered at The Henley College is designed to mirror a professional rugby club environment.

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FOUNDATION LEARNING FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP

The Foundation Programme provides a range of courses for students wishing to improve their basic skills bridging the gap between school and a Level 2 college course, Apprenticeship or supported internship.

This is a type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16-24 who have an EHC Plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so. The programme has one primary aim which is to: wherever possible support young people to move into paid employment.

ENTRY 3 This course has been designed to develop personal and employability skills and covers a wide range of units in areas such as setting goals, working with others and knowledge of living in the wider community.

ENTRY 2 This is an accessible and inclusive course for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Entry 2 can be a progression route for students who have been on our Pathways course, or an entry course for students coming to us straight from school, and has been designed to build confidence, motivation and independence skills.

PATHWAYS If you have learning difficulties or disabilities and are looking to continue your education after special school, our Pathways area offers a selection of courses designed to suit your individual stage of learning. Pathways is a small friendly department that caters for students up to the age of 25.

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English > Entry 1 to Level 1

Mathematics > Entry 1 to Level 1

Employability > Entry 2 to Level 1

ICT > Entry 1 to Level 1

GCSE > Resits

Get the details For full course details and how to apply, please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk

Rachel

Student Profile “I enjoyed coming to College, and I made lots of new friends, and on Fridays I would go to D2 for work experience. I am on a 3 year residential course at Foxes Academy, in Minehead, Somerset, and I’m working towards my City and Guilds NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Hospitality Services and the Food Safety Award. I am also studying Foxes’ Pathway to Life – Independent Living Skills course.” Rachel came to The Henley College from Thornton Grammar School.

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GLOBAL OUTLOOK As well as participating in Enrichment at College, each year Henley students enhance their studies with a wide range of educational trips and visits. These opportunities vary from subject to subject, but most offer the chance to travel nationally or internationally to specially chosen destinations that will add a new, global dimension to their learning. These trips enable students to be challenged and inspired, taste different cultures and develop themselves both academically and personally. These hugely significant and unforgettable experiences also benefit students in their future plans as they apply to university or employment as they will be able to demonstrate their wider knowledge and understanding of the world. Before 2020, our students visited exciting international destinations such as New York, Washington, Paris, Berlin, Iceland, and Sicily. There are also many trips within the UK, such as Brecon Beacons, Christchurch, Studland, Warner Bros. Harry Potter tour and London, to name a few. We very much hope that these opportunities will be available to our students again very soon, once the current safety restrictions allow.

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STUDENT VOICE At The Henley College we listen to our students and encourage them to share their views, involve them in focus groups and discussions on how to improve the student experience and are responsive to their feedback. There are a range of groups available for students to join to contribute to making the College a positive place to study.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM

STUDENTS’ UNION

Membership of this group enables students to participate more widely in college life and gain a range of skills that they can take forwards on leaving the College. There are opportunities to engage with college management, raise any student concerns or issues, support and help organise events and join in a diverse range of activities as both College ambassadors and student representatives.

The Henley College is a member of the National Union of Students (NUS) and has its own executive committee, elected by the student body. The President and Vice President are invited to sit on the Corporation Board as student governors. Membership of the NUS has a huge range of benefits for students via their Totum card, that enables multiple discounts, offers and coupons.

STUDENT GROUPS There are a range of other student led groups at the College including LGBTQ and Christian Union. You can also become a Tutor Group Representative or Subject Ambassador.

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Student Profile Steph is studying Business Extended Diploma Level 3. Steph has had a profound and wide-reaching impact on the college community. As the college EDI (Equality Diversity Inclusion) officer, Steph has strived to make The Henley College an environment where every student regardless of gender, race or religion feels that they are important and that their voices are heard on all levels. Steph has also been an integral part of the EDI events that we hold for our student body. Steph is always looking for new and innovative ways in which to involve a wider number of students and to open up conversation amongst young people raising awareness of issues including, but certainly not limited to, mental health problems, different faiths, students with disabilities, and LGBT+ issues. Steph has worked tirelessly with the college Student Services team and tutors to implement changes that the student body has requested. Most recently Steph was selected from thousands of applicants to partake in Stonewall’s Youth Summit to discuss with 100 like-minded students how they could best tackle LGBT+ inequality amongst young people. In July 2020, Steph’s work was recognised when she received the Education Award for Personal Achievement and one of the first ever Principal’s Awards for outstanding contribution to the college community.

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If you decide to drive to the College, an offsite car park provides limited car parking for students. A permit is required for this site and available at a very low cost. Students are generally discouraged from driving to College for practical and safety reasons. Unless a student has a disability or access issue, there is strictly no parking available on the College sites and the Rotherfield site should not be accessed by car.

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