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9 BRIGHT FUTURE, PROUD HISTORY

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

16 BUSINESS AND EMPLOYER LINKS

20 WHERE CAN COLLEGE TAKE YOU?

22 OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

“The College offered a greater range of subjects to choose from for A Level, with amazing facilities and dedicated teachers.”

25 CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE

50 ENRICHMENT AND SPORT


CONTENTS 51 ELITE SPORTS PROGRAMME “Moving to Henley for sixth form gave me a sense of independence and new responsibilities, which helped me grow and feel ready for university.”

56 GLOBAL OUTLOOK

57 STUDENT VOICE

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

6 Principal’s Welcome 7 Our Location 8 The Henley College Timeline 9 Bright Future, Proud History 10 Transition and Support 11 Bridge 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 T Levels 19 The Digital Classroom 20 Where can College take you? 22 Outstanding Facilities 24 The best way for you to learn 25 Choosing the right course 26 Our Offer 27 Courses 28 Science and Mathematics 31 Computing and Engineering 32 Business and Enterprise 35 Social Sciences 36 Humanities 39 Media 40 Performing Arts 43 Music 44 Art 47 Languages 48 Sports 50 Enrichment and Sport 51 Elite Sports Programme 51 Elite Boys’ Rugby Programme 52 Elite Girls’ Rugby Programme 53 Elite Boys’ Football Programme 54 Foundation Learning 56 Global Outlook 57 Student Voice 58 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. The pandemic has been a challenging period, during which we have all had to show great resilience and strength. Our ability to support and deliver an exceptional learning experience both online, and in the classroom, has ensured our staff and students have remained connected, engaged and supported. Our college community is stronger than ever, as is the passion to ensure every student achieves their potential and progresses. 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

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that we do. We aim to empower our learners to be independent, confident, questioning and innovative. Our students are encouraged to develop resilience and be ambitious to achieve their very best. 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. 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 fulfil 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.

about their time at Henley and many retain 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), Dave Arch (pianist, conductor, arranger and composer, Strictly Come Dancing), 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

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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. 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.

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Emma Holmes Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead

“Mental health and wellbeing plays a key role in how we feel on a day‑to-day basis and sometimes we need a little help. I support students through 1:1 counselling and group sessions. This could be a single meeting, or several over a period of time. I offer support on a wide range of issues, including mental health, bereavement, self-esteem, self-harm, family and relationships, drug and alcohol concerns and identity. Counselling is confidential and nonjudgemental and offers you time and space to work through issues that may be impacting your life, or ability to learn, and gives you the chance to discuss options and find ways to move forward.”

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 and we also have a contemporary fitness room/gym in our Sports Hall, which was opened in 2012. 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.

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BRIDGE The tutorial system at The Henley College is called Bridge. Every student is provided with a Bridge Tutor who will support and guide you during your time as a student. Your Bridge Tutor is your main contact at college and they will help to connect you, and your parents or carers, with your teachers. They want to ensure your college experience is the best that it can be. They will help you manage your time, overcome any challenges that come up along the way, and give you the tools you need to stay organised and motivated. Your Bridge Tutor will lead one-hour weekly Bridge sessions, which are a compulsory part of your timetable. Your Bridge sessions are the place to share any challenges that have come up with your tutor and fellow students, learn problem solving skills, and review academic progress. They are also designed to prepare you with key life skills for the future through a timetable of high quality, high impact sessions, with topics including: ●

Presenting skills

Listening

Speaking

Problem solving

Aiming High

Critical thinking

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Bridge sessions are also a place for group discussions around contemporary issues and a time to build new relationships and get to know other students in an informal and interactive setting. Your Tutor will also provide a one-on-one session each term to help monitor your progress, consider any challenges or issues, and encourage and support your general wellbeing. Your Tutor is also available during college hours if you need a quick chat or to arrange more time to talk through a problem.

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Jay Smith

Senior Bridge Tutor “My role at the College is to guide the team of Bridge Tutors. We are here to support students in all aspects of their learning and personal journey at the College. The more you put into your time at Henley, the more you will get out. We want you to feel you have met your full potential. Hard work, excellent communication and a focus on your future goals and aspirations, with tailored assistance from your Bridge Tutor, can help you achieve academic success and a more developed self-awareness. Your Tutor will also set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timebound) targets for the year, including academic targets, post college plans and personal development goals. We also understand that sometimes things can go wrong, life can be hard and even small challenges can become overwhelming. Sometimes it can feel easier to bury your head in the sand, but we want you to talk to us so we can work through any challenges together. The Bridge Tutors’ role is to support and guide you during your time with us at The Henley College, so don't be afraid to ask for help.”

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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 over 60 A Level 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 97.4% overall A Level pass rate for 2021, with 18 subjects gaining a 100% pass rate. The pass rate for Extended Diplomas was 98.3%, with 65.1% students achieving a Distinction grade or better. Many of our students progress to Russell Group Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. 84.9%* students progressing to university from Henley gain a first class or upper second class honours degree. 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. 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.

*Data from Sixth Form College Association

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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. Dame Mary Beard, DBE, FSA, FBA, FRSL is an English scholar of Ancient Roman civilisation. She is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature. “It is increasingly rare for both Classics and Ancient History to be offered at A Level in the state sector. Schools and colleges like Henley, who determinedly promote classics, despite budget cuts and pressure to focus on STEM and vocational subjects, are to be congratulated. Their students have opportunities that I wish more in the State sector could have. 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.”

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.”

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 book, 'Pandora's Jar', 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.

Photo credit: Robin Cormack

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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 Zzoomm (Engineering), Origin, Leander and Henley Rowing Clubs, Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, Wycombe Wanderers Sport & Education Trust, 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.

Noel Wood Staff profile Engineering

"I have been passionate about manufacturing since a young age and after school secured a position as a toolmaking apprentice. During my apprenticeship, I made plastic injection mould tools for companies like Hasbro, Nissan and the MoD, along with studying mechanical engineering at college. I have a lot of experience and knowledge of manufacturing and engineering in general and I love explaining things, and teaching allows me to combine these elements. Part of my role at the College is to deliver lessons in manufacturing skills, team work and additive manufacturing. I’m a passionate believer in learning by doing, and The Henley College gives students the opportunity to gain valuable, practical experience in workshop and lab environments. The other part of my role is to talk to employers to find ways to help create engaging real world lessons and experiences to enhance student learning. Employer engagement is key to the continued success of our students after studying at The Henley College."

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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

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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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Summer

Student Profile Summer is studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism. “As part of my course, I was lucky enough to take part in the Industrial Placement Programme. I knew Real Estate was the career path I wanted to go down, and with the help of my teacher, I was able to secure a place with Knight Frank in London. Working with Knight Frank showed me how much everyone enjoyed their jobs and I got to experience what the negotiators did on a day-to-day basis. During the placement, I had a taste of what it's like working in the sector and it helped me decide that it is the career pathway that I want to take. As a result of the placement, I have been offered a job in one of the Knight Frank offices as a Junior Lettings Negotiator, starting when I finish college. Doing this Industrial Placement has given me the opportunity to gain knowledge, as well as the employability skills required for real life work. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to take part in the programme.”

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T LEVELS

T LEVEL HEALTH

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.

T Level Health is a technical qualification, equivalent to three A Levels. It is a two-year course, designed to give you a knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and principles relevant to the Health sector.

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.

Through the qualification, you will develop professional competencies, and gain core knowledge and skills that are required for entry into a range of healthcare occupations.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? In your classroom-based learning, you will study the theory of: ●

Health

Safety and environmental regulations

Managing information and data

Good scientific and clinical practice

Core science concepts

You will also learn about topics specific to health, including:

Understanding the healthcare sector

Providing person-centred care

Supporting health and wellbeing

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Working within the health and science sector

Human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders Infection prevention and control.

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms: ●

Supporting the adult nursing team

Supporting the midwifery team

Supporting the mental health team

Supporting the care of children and young people Supporting the therapy teams.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five Grade 5s at GCSE, including a minimum of Grade 5 in GCSE English Language, GCSE Maths and GCSE Science.

ASSESSMENT Two written examinations that assess your knowledge and understanding of Health theory. Five core skills are externally assessed via the Employer-Set Project, accounting for 30% of the qualification.

NEXT STEPS After successful completion of T Level Health, you may progress to Higher Education, a Higher Level Apprenticeship, or gain direct entry to the Health Sector as Ambulance Support Worker, Healthcare Support Worker or Senior Healthcare Support in a Health setting.

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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 College is now working towards a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for students. We encourage all students to bring their own device to College, to use in classrooms and in our student learning centres. The College also maintains a suite of laptop trolleys, so  that  everyone can be sure they have access  to computers when they need them.

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

Bryony

Student Profile Bryony achieved A*, A*, A in Economics, English Language & Literature and Classical Civilisation A Levels. She was also awarded an A* for the Extended Project. I wanted to study at The Henley College due to the independence that students are given, but also the level of support available if you need it. My greatest achievement at the College has been growing my confidence, through meeting new people and sharing ideas. The College has helped me work towards my future goals, and there are numerous careers and university resources which help you to be well informed about any path you may want to take. I also had so much support with my university applications. Bryony joined the College from Wycombe High School and she has now progressed to Oxford University to read Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.

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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 CAMBRIDGE 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 COLLEGE LONDON (UCL) 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.

Our extensive facilities include:

Across the two campuses, students can benefit from a variety of areas, including a dedicated Library, Student Learning Centres and multiple Mac areas catering to creative areas of industry. Many subjects also boast their own specialist facilities and equipment to support and enhance our students’ learning. In addition, we offer a range of high-quality facilities for students studying or participating in sports. In 2012, the College opened a new

state-of-the art Sports Hall. Located at the College's Rotherfield site, the £2million building is widely used by our students, including those studying A Level and Diploma courses in Sport and those involved in the College's many sports clubs and teams, including our high performance and Elite programmes. The Sports Hall facilities include a fully equipped gym and fitness room, multi-purpose sports hall, high quality changing areas and flexible teaching space.

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 Mac Suite and Darkroom

Dance Studio

Film Theatre

Recording Studios and Music Practice Room

Music Technology and Mac Suite

Theatre and Performance Space

Sports Hall and Fitness Rooms/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 College opened its new Digital Skills and Enterprise Hub, ‘The Cuthbert Suite’, named after the late Deputy Principal, Simon Cuthbert. The project was supported by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).

The first Mac computers were unveiled in the newly created Tony Lane Suite, funded by a generous donation from the Tony Lane Foundation.

Ealing Trailfinders installed a new gym, following their new partnership with the College. The Advanced Digital and Science Centre was opened, following investment secured by OxLEP via the Government's Local Growth Fund, enabling learners to benefit from leading science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) related facilities.

Further Mac suites were installed following significant investment, creating fantastic new photography and music technology learning spaces. The Public Service and Sport department was refurbished to include a specialist fitness room.

The College has successfully secured funding from the Department for Education to enable the installation of a new mini‑hospital ward and observation room, in preparation for start of the new T Level Health qualification in September 2022.

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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.

Amin

Student Profile Amin achieved A*, A, A in Religious Studies, Ancient History and Maths A Levels and is now studying Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge University. “The Henley College was the only place in the whole country that I could do the subjects that I love. I [also] felt very much encouraged by the admissions process and inspired by the College’s lovely old buildings. The College had great belief in me and trusted me to do well.” Amin is originally from Iran and joined The Henley College in 2019.

Isobel

Isobel studied a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services and achieved triple star distinction (equivalent to 3 A*s at A Level) “I chose to study Public Services as it’s very closely linked to what I want to do for a future career. My course teachers were extremely approachable and supportive throughout the two years. My best memory from my time at the College was the Call of the Wild trip in Wales. It was challenging and pushed me out of my comfort zone.” Isobel joined us from Langtree School and is going to study Professional Policing at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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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 over 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 national, 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)

APPLIED HUMAN BIOLOGY: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

APPLIED SCIENCE: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

APPLIED IT: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

ART: FINE ART/ GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION/ ART AND DESIGN

APPLIED LAW: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3) APPLIED MARKETING: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3) APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

ART: TEXTILES BIOLOGY BUSINESS CHEMISTRY CLASSICAL CIVILISATION COMPUTER SCIENCE

DANCE

FILM STUDIES

PHOTOGRAPHY

DIGITAL GAME PRODUCTION: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

FRENCH

PHYSICAL EDUCATION PHYSICS

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES

FURTHER MATHEMATICS GEOLOGY

PSYCHOLOGY

ECONOMICS ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENGLISH LITERATURE ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

GEOGRAPHY

POLITICS

GERMAN

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

HISTORY

SOCIOLOGY

LAW

SPANISH

MATHEMATICS

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MEDIA STUDIES

CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT: LEVEL 2 FIRST AWARD

SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: CAMBRIDGE TECHNICAL DIPLOMA

ENGINEERING: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 2)

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

PHILOSOPHY

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

PUBLIC SERVICES: LEVEL 3 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE & EXTENDED DIPLOMA

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

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

SPORT, FITNESS AND PERSONAL TRAINING: LEVEL 3 NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA

ENGINEERING: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

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

SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

TRAVEL AND TOURISM: EXTENDED DIPLOMA TRAVEL AND TOURISM: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

LEVEL 2 BUSINESS: DIPLOMA

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE INFORMATION AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

OTHER COURSES

T LEVELS T LEVEL HEALTH

PUBLIC SERVICE / SOCIAL STUDIES: DIPLOMA

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.

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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.

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 Camelia studied A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Accounting and Psychology. “The freedom of College life was what attracted me to Henley. On my first day I was nervous as I didn’t know anyone, but after we were given a tour of the College everyone just started to talk to each other and that’s where I got to know my closest friends. The College helped me make the big decision about which career to pursue and what the right path was to achieve it. My greatest achievement at College has been discovering myself and what I want to become.”

In 2019, 2020 and 2021, 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 > Extended Certificate Level 3

Applied Science > 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

Camelia joined us from The Highcrest Academy and is going on to an apprenticeship as a Charted Accountant.

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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 2021, Geography had a 100% pass rate, with 59% of students gaining high grades (A*-B). In 2021, Environmental Science has a 100% pass rate, with 59% students gaining high grades (A*-B).

Qualifications offered ●

Geology > A Level

Geography > A Level

Environmental Science > A Level

“I am very self-motivated and my course allowed me to be an independent worker. I think this will be good preparation for academic life at university.”

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’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 a highly skilled profession for people with a scientific mindset. Opportunities for skilled engineers are broader, more plentiful and better-paid than ever before. If you have a

scientific brain and like to apply it to practical situations, our engineering courses are for you. After completing our L3 engineering diploma programme you are well placed to progress onto a degree apprenticeship, combining practical paid industry-based work and study. They offer a viable alternative to university and are gaining popularity, opening up engineering careers to students who prefer to learn through hands-on experience. Our students have gone on to highly soughtafter 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.

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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. Despite recent challenges posed by COVID-19, the UK's information technology (IT) sector has shown its resilience through continued growth. The UK Tech Ecosystem update - a Tech Nation report supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Digital Economy Council - revealed that a tenth of all UK job vacancies are tech roles. They estimated that if the growth continued at the same rate, there would be 100,000 job openings per month before the end of June 2021.

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

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

Ellen studied Engineering Extended Diploma Level 3 and A Level Mathematics. “Being able to do nothing but design and make things in an engineering-based course was a perfect choice. My teachers were always available if I needed any help or had any questions. The best memory of my course at Henley is definitely the discovery of CAD (Computer Aided Design). Being at the College helped me grow in confidence. I enjoyed my time at Henley and would definitely recommend it to other students.”

Research shows that passing a STEM subject at A Level could give you a salary advantage of 15%.

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

Ellen joined the College from Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge and is going on to study BA Product Engineering at the University of Loughborough.

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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 will 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.

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.

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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 Level 3 courses achieved MMM or above. 77% of our students on Vocational Business Level 2 courses achieved Merit or above. 72% of our students on Vocational Business A Level courses achieved a Grade C 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

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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. 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.

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 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

Marin

Student Profile Marin studied a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. “The Henley College has shown me incredible support. My teachers made me want to go to college every day, and they helped me to express myself. I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to put everything I was studying into practice during my work placement.”

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In 2021, 73% of Sociology students achieved a high grade (A* to B).

Qualifications offered ●

Applied Criminology > Extended Certificate Level 3 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

Public Service > Extended Diploma Level 3

Sociology > A Level

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

Marin came to The Henley College from Highdown School and plans to go to university and pursue a career in 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 2021, 93% of A Level Philosophy students achieved a high grade (A* to B). 60% of the UK’s industry leaders have a Humanities degree.

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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

Lottie

Student Profile Lottie studied A Levels in English Language, Geography and Sociology, and the Extended Project qualification. “I wanted to come to the College due to the range of A Levels that weren’t offered at my grammar school, as well as the independence you got as a student at Henley. I also knew that I would be supported throughout my university applications which gave me peace of mind. I have enjoyed being pushed to be my best in all of my subjects, as well as being supported in all aspects of my time at college. I have also loved trying new subjects and seeing where they took me!” Lottie came to the College from Beaconsfield High School for Girls and will be going on to study BA Geography at the University of Exeter.

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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. 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.

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. 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 2021, 64% of A Level Film Studies students achieved a grade A*-B.

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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

Daisy

Student Profile Daisy is studying A Levels in Theatre Studies, Textiles and Film Studies. “The Henley College offered me the opportunity to study subjects that I was really interested in, which a lot of other colleges didn't. I also liked the thought of independent study and having to be self-motivated. I have really enjoyed meeting new friends from different schools and having the opportunity to work with them in my chosen subjects. I would definitely recommend The Henley College as I believe that I have achieved more than I thought I would and hope to keep it up next year! My textiles teacher has encouraged me to push myself to achieve my future goals.” Daisy joined the College from Gillotts School and plans to complete an Art Foundation course before studying a Textiles related degree.

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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.

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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.

Amy

Student Profile Amy came to the College from St. Crispins School in Wokingham. “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 have been surrounded by many friendly, talented people 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 is going on to study Music and Musical Theatre at the University of Chichester.

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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. The course is particularly suitable for those thinking of pursuing a career in music and who want to work within the industry.

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.

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.

Qualifications offered ●

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 a new start and a new environment. The course really was 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 so 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. 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 and our own Level 4 Foundation course. 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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Student Profile Tom studied A Levels in Photography, Psychology, Film Studies. “The College offered a greater range of subjects to choose from for A Level, with amazing facilities and dedicated teachers. Moving to Henley for my sixth form gave me a new sense of independence and new responsibilities, which has helped me grow and feel ready for university. Photography was by far my favourite subject. The easy access to facilities such as studios and the dark room, as well as the brilliant feedback given by my teachers, allowed me to express my creativity in the way that I wanted while developing my skills and techniques.” Tom joined the College from Bourne End Academy and is going on to study Commercial Photography at the Arts University of Bournemouth.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Photography is a unique subject and a fantastic opportunity for students wishing to explore their creativity, pursue a path to future Photographic study and the large range of possible careers the subject is linked with. If you are new to photography or are looking to develop your creative and technical skills, Photography will give you to opportunity to learn and explore alongside other students with the same enthusiasm as you. You will be taught by subject specialists who have extensive experience in the professional and educational fields of photography and who take an inventive and varied approach to helping you learn, explore and create. As part of the course, you will learn about traditional and contemporary techniques, using the new Photography Mac suite and large, fully equipped darkroom. There are also two photographic studios with a host of high-end lighting and digital camera equipment for you to use. These facilities combined with the expert teaching will allow you to acquire the industry skills you need for a career in photography and beyond. Photography students go on to study and practice the subject all over the world. Previous students have studied photography at universities such as Edinburgh, U.W.E, Westminster, Cardiff and Falmouth. Students have also set up their own businesses and have worked professionally using the skills taught to them on the course. They have also gone on to study the Level 4 Foundation course at the College.

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In 2021, A Level Textiles had a 100% pass rate, with 56% students gaining a grade A*-B. In 2021, over 30% of Photography A Level students achieved A*- A grade. 70% of students achieved A*- B.

Qualifications offered ●

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.

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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.

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.

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. 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.

The Henley College is one of few colleges offering a suite of modern languages. Students are able to study any combination of the three MFL subjects on offer. In 2021, both A Level French and A Level English Literature & Language had a 100% pass rate, with 75% of their students gaining a grade A*-B.

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English Language > A Level

English Language and Literature > A Level

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.

English Literature > A Level

French > A Level

German > A Level

Spanish > A Level

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.

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

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Student Profile Anais studied A Levels in French, Photography and Textiles. “I was attracted to the College due to its location as well as the variety of course options to choose from. In each of my subjects, we all got along and helped each other. The teachers were very supportive and always challenged me. The College always encouraged me to be myself and to show my personality through my work, allowing me to gain confidence for the future.” Anais came to the College from Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge and will be attending the International Fashion Academy (IFA), in Paris, to study Fashion Design and Technology.

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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 2021, Physical Education achieved a 100% pass rate, with 54% 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

Samuel

Student Profile Samuel is studying A Levels in Maths, Biology and Physical Education, alongside the Elite Rugby Programme. “The Henley College was the right choice for me as it provides an A level education while being in an Elite Rugby programme. I’ve really enjoyed being more independent and learning lessons that will prepare me for future life. The rugby programme provides nutritional advice and support from physios which has been really helpful in helping me achieve a high level of fitness and wellbeing, and the balance of rugby and education has put me in the right position to be successful in my future aspirations.” Samuel joined the College from Brentside High School, West London, and plans to study Sports Physiotherapy at university while continuing on the Ealing Trailfinders and Brunel University rugby pathway.

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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 Photography, Journalism and Creative Writing 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.

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S 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, football, basketball and rowing. Our offering is further strengthened by proud partnerships with renowned professional clubs, Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, Wycombe Wanderers Football 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 THEHENLEYCOLLEGE

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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.

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.

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ELITE GIRLS’ RUGBY PROGRAMME In September 2021 we launched our Girls' Elite Rugby Programme, open to girls playing at County level, or at centre of excellence groups in year 11 who want to progress on to England Under 18s, Under 20s and beyond. The programme provides girls in years 12 and 13 with the same opportunities as our Boys' Elite Rugby Programme, with a focus on performance coaching, strengthening, conditioning, physio support and video analysis. After completing the Girls' Elite Rugby Programme, there is the potential to move on to the Ealing Trailfinders’ Academy Programme

at Brunel University where scholarships are available for the most talented students, or to follow other pathways including transitioning to the Henley Hawks Women’s team who play at championship level. Former England player, Kim Oliver, has been appointed as coach and will work to build the foundations of the Girls' Elite Rugby Programme.

GIRLS’ RUGBY SCHOLARSHIP The Henley College and Ealing Trailfinders are delighted to offer a scholarship fund for the Girls’ Elite Rugby Programme. This scholarship enables the College to recruit talented female players from across the country, who may not otherwise have the financial capacity to attend the programme. The fund helps towards accommodation and assists with other living and study costs, including food, travel, academic resources such as text books and equipment, as well as rugby kit. This is an exceptional opportunity for aspirational and talented female players who may be playing at county level, or at centre of excellence groups, to gain access to top level coaching, alongside a quality academic programme at the College.

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ELITE FOOTBALL PROGRAMME The Henley College’s Elite Football Programme, in partnership with Wycombe Wanderers Sport & Education Trust (SET), offers talented footballers aged 16-19 the opportunity to study and play top level football, alongside their academic studies. This is an excellent opportunity for young footballers to earn USA Soccer Scholarships or progress into non-league football in the UK. Students will follow a full-time football programme alongside studying A Levels or a Level 3 vocational course programme. The College offers a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science, or Sport, Fitness and Personal Training - for those looking for a future in sports.

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Football Head Coach “I’m delighted to be working for the College on our Elite Football Programme, in partnership with Wycombe Wanderers SET and alongside our other local football club partners such as Henley Town FC and Wallingford FC. We have formed what we believe will be a long term, realistic and successful programme. This is a fantastic opportunity for student footballers at Henley to benefit from opportunities such as representing Wycombe Wanderers SET in the NYFL, FA Youth Cup participation, analysis at the stadium and fixtures on the Adams Park pitch at the end of the season, to name a few!”

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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.

Qualifications offered ●

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

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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. Our students have previously 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.

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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 During his time at The Henley College, Max has attended Foundation classes and the Health & Social Care Level 2 course, in which he thrived. Max is a student who always puts in 100% effort and his hard work and dedication to his studies, and to the College, was recognised this year when he received a Principal’s Award. These very special awards are given for exceptional effort, achievement and contribution to the College community. Max has demonstrated great academic bravery over the last year, achieving a qualification that a few years ago seemed out of his reach. He is also regarded as one of the friendliest and most personable class members, helping his peers understand the world from his eyes. Speaking about his award, Max said: “I was surprised and honoured to be given this award but very happy, as I am proud, to be part of the Henley 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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Our students come from a wide catchment area that stretches into the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, including towns such as Abingdon, Didcot, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Slough, Amersham and High Wycombe.

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Disclaimer: The Henley College reserves the right to cancel any course, or combine it with another course or courses provided, if an insufficient number of students enrol upon a course, or if course numbers are not maintained to a level at which it is viable that the College provides a course, or in the light of the College’s staffing. If a course is cancelled The Henley College will reimburse in full any fees paid if the course has not commenced, or pro rata according to the numbers of hours tuition provided by the College. The college has the right to alter the content of any course, in order to satisfy curriculum requirements, or in accordance with the instructions of any independent accrediting body, or otherwise to enable the college to provide an appropriate standard of education in respect of the course. The information in this prospectus is correct at the time of going to print.

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COLLEGE OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm Closed weekends and bank holidays. See website for term dates and Christmas closure days.

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STUDENT SERVICES AND TRANSPORT

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APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

admissions@henleycol.ac.uk Apply online today via our website www.henleycol.ac.uk/apply

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YOUR FEEDBACK We are always seeking to give our students and their parents an excellent experience at The Henley College. We welcome your comments and ideas to help us adapt and improve what we do now and in the future.

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