Henley College Prospectus 2023-24

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FULL-TIME PROSPECTUS 2023/2024
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9 BRIGHT FUTURE, PROUD HISTORY 14 LEADERS IN LEARNING 18 WHERE CAN COLLEGE TAKE YOU? 25 CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE 10 TEN REASONS TO STUDY AT HENLEY “The College offered a greater range of subjects to choose from for A Level, with amazing facilities and dedicated teachers.” 20 CAREERS AND ENTERPRISE 50 ENRICHMENT AND SPORT
CONTENTS 6 Principal’s Welcome 7 Our Location 8 The Henley College Timeline 9 Bright Future, Proud History 10 Ten reasons to study at Henley 12 Transition and Support 13 Personal and Professional Development 14 Leaders in Learning 15 The Digital Classroom 16 Outstanding Facilities 18 Where can college take you? 19 Progression Routes 20 Careers and Enterprise 21 Curriculum for the Future 22 T Levels 23 Industry Placements 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 51 ELITE SPORTS PROGRAMME 56 GLOBAL OUTLOOK “Moving to Henley for sixth form gave me a sense of independence and new responsibilities, which helped me grow and feel ready for university.” 57 STUDENT VOICE 58 GETTING TO THE COLLEGE

PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME

I am delighted that you are considering The Henley College for the next stage of your educational journey. At The Henley College we offer a supportive atmosphere with excellent academic guidance and standards of pastoral care.

Our motto ‘Come questioning, go seeking, grow’ is a theme that runs throughout all that we do. We aim to empower our learners to be independent, confident, questioning and innovative. Our students are encouraged to develop resilience and be ambitious to achieve their very best. 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 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. 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. We are also delighted to be offering the new T Level qualification in Health, Business, Engineering, and Computing, that will elevate our curriculum offering even further.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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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”.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 OUR FEEDER SCHOOLS

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.

With our broad catchment, we welcome students from a wide range of schools across the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Each year, we also attract students from further afield, who come to Henley for our extensive curriculum, stunning location, and elite sports programmes.

We value highly our strong relationships with our local secondary schools, from whom a large number of students join the College each September, following their GCSEs. We are also continually building and strengthening our connections and networks with our other feeder schools, within the state, grammar, and independent sectors.

ARE YOU A FORMER STUDENT?

On leaving Henley, our students gain excellent results at university and succeed in a myriad of professional fields.

Our alumni are passionate about their time at Henley and many retain close links with the College, visiting us to share their experiences and knowledge with our current learners.

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.

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TEN REASONS TO STUDY AT HENLEY

A BRIDGE TO YOUR FUTURE

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 university, employment, or apprenticeship.

COURSE CHOICE

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.

SUCCESS

The Henley College has an excellent track record of exam results, with a 96% overall A Level pass rate for 2022, with 17 subjects gaining a 100% pass rate. Many of our students progress to Russell Group Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. 86.3%* students progressing to university from Henley gain a First-Class or Upper SecondClass Honours degree. We also have students who have secured places at university abroad, as well as Higher Level Apprenticeships, and other exciting career opportunities.

STUDENT SUPPORT

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The College prides itself on offering its students extensive support in all areas of College life. You will have a Personal and Professional Development Tutor who will monitor and support your progress, and assist you in developing vital skills that will help you with your next steps after college. Our skilled staff are available to provide guidance with university or employment applications, and the Welfare team will support your health and wellbeing. 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

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 dedicated Safeguarding and Welfare team ensuring all staff and students can work and study in a safe and secure environment.

DIVERSITY

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.

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.

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

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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.

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 being in a rural town, we have 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 quiet 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 all have times where we face challenges, whether at college or at home, and we are always there to listen and support students.

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PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Henley College is extremely proud of its Personal and Professional Development (PPD) programme. Every student is supported closely by their PPD Tutor who will guide you during your time as a student.

Your PPD 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 PPD Tutor will lead one-hour weekly sessions, which are a compulsory part of your timetable. Your PPD sessions are the place where you, and fellow students, learn vital skills that will support your decisions when developing your thinking about your next steps after college. You will develop skills such as:

● Teamwork

● Listening

● Speaking

● Problem solving

● Aiming High

● Creativity

The PPD Programme also has a team of five performance psychologists who will meet with you each term to deliver workshops designed to help you develop important

skills, like resilience and the ability to practice purposefully. This programme will provide a great support for you as you move towards revision periods and exams.

PPD 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.

Tracy Page PPD Manager

“My role at the College is to guide the team of PPD 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 PPD Tutor, can help you achieve academic success and key skills for the future.

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 PPD Tutor's 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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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

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

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

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.

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THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM

Henley is a Microsoft College. Your Microsoft Office 365 account will give you access to multiple online applications including Outlook, Teams, OneDrive and Office software. Using such applications will allow you to develop your computing, communication, and collaboration skills. The cloud applications such as Teams and Outlook, will enable you to share and communicate with your teachers and peers in an efficient and effective manner.

The College hosts several state-of-theart IT Suites to help students succeed in their studies. The Computer Science and Engineering courses, each contain high spec Windows desktop machines containing the latest industry standard software. Media, Music and Creative Media courses have dedicated Apple Mac machines, also containing the latest software. We also offer a student learning centre, digital suite and library equipped with laptops and desktop PCs to assist students with their independent study time. 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. A BYOD wireless network is available in all areas of the College. Departmental laptop trolleys are available for

usage in some areas, so that everyone can be sure they have access to computers when they need them.

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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.

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.

Our extensive facilities include:

● Digital Skills and Enterprise Suite

● Digital and Creative Arts Hub

● Creative Media Studios

● Green Screen for CGI

● Broadcasting and Editing Suite

● Science Labs

● Engineering Hub

● Photography 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

● New expanded social space at Rotherfield campus

● Refurbished Maths Department

● Refurbished building dedicated to teaching Sports and Public Services

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.

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.

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.

Installation of a new mini-hospital ward and observation room, for delivering T Level Health. Enabled by funding secured from the Department of Education.

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WHERE CAN COLLEGE TAKE YOU?

SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

The College has a team of dedicated and experienced careers and higher education advisors, who are available to support our students as they prepare for their next step after leaving Henley. They are able to offer comprehensive guidance on all aspects of careers, higher education, and apprenticeships.

The College’s CareersHub Team is a source of online information, advice, websites and resources for students. This offers a wide range of help including booking a careers interview, university open days and applications, Oxbridge, gap years and volunteering, employability, Higher and Degree Apprenticeship vacancies, and work experience.

Employers, universities, and guest speakers regularly present to students and parents to provide information on current career and study opportunities.

The College’s Careers Fairs and University Fair gives students the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of universities, plus local and national employers, allowing them to start developing their networking skills and research study and employment opportunities.

Our PPD programme also provides extensive support on careers and next steps. This includes the development of employability skills, advice and guidance on university, apprenticeships, and jobsearch. Students receive one-to-one support from their Personal and Professional Development Tutor.

“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!”

Dr Joanna Atkinson Oxbridge Coordinator
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PROGRESSION ROUTES

HIGHER EDUCATION

Each year, a very large number 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.

EMPLOYMENT

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, Cisco, the Civil Service, Citroen, Mars UK, Microsoft, the NHS, National Grid, Simpson Associates, the police force and Volvo.

HIGHER LEVEL/DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP

Our students have also succeeded in securing Higher Level Apprenticeships on leaving Henley with companies such as Cisco, O2 and Rolls Royce. Higher Level Apprenticeships are equivalent to a Foundation degree and above, ranging from Levels 4 to 7. Students will combine work with study, progressing towards a qualification, relevant to the industry.

Finn Student Profile

Finn achieved incredible A Level results of grades A*, A, A for English Language & Literature, French, and Classical Civilisation. In addition, she gained an A* grade for the Extended Project, and a Distinction in Applied Psychology. She also won the Education Award for Classics.

“I was attracted to Henley by the wide range of subjects available, flexibility, and freedom it offered me. The College gave me a new sense of independence and confidence that I didn’t have at secondary school. I loved having the opportunity to explore subjects I’d never studied before, including Classics and Psychology. I had amazing teachers who always went above and beyond and made lessons really enjoyable.”

Finn joined the College from Langtree School and has now progressed on to study Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Oxford University.

Ollie Student Profile

Ollie studied the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, gaining a triple Distinction* (equivalent to 3 x A* at A Level).

“The Henley College was a perfect time to start fresh, gain new friends, and take on new challenges. The staff have also been super supportive and helped me improve my technical ability/knowledge, whilst also expanding my general engineering understanding.”

Ollie came to The Henley College from Sir William Ramsay School and is currently a helicopter engineer working on Robinson aircraft, but is planning to join the RAF as a Mechanical Engineering Technician.

Rhiannon Student Profile

Rhiannon studied A Levels in Economics, Politics and English Language and Literature, as well as an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). She went on to secure a highly sought-after degree apprenticeship with Cisco, studying a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions. .

“Before I even started at The Henley College, I had wanted to achieve an apprenticeship with Cisco, so I am extremely proud of myself for achieving my goal.”

Rhiannon came to Henley from UTC Reading, and is now Chair of Young Executive Success (YES) Club at Dress for Success Greater London, and Women of Cisco UKI FY22 Board Member (Women in Tech).

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CAREERS AND ENTERPRISE

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, encounters with employers, or work shadowing.

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 can find out how stories produced for public consumption are written up, edited and published.

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

At The Henley College we understand the importance of developing and nurturing employability skills in our students to prepare them for their futures. Through the College's extensive industry network and advisory boards, research shows that in addition to formal qualifications, employers actively seek a specific range of skills. The College will help every student with the development of those employability skills such as, Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making and Self-Organisation.

"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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CURRICULUM FOR THE FUTURE

Henley is positioned in the heart of the Thames Valley, offering students significant future opportunities through the close proximity to global companies, elite sport clubs and prestigious universities.

It is the fastest growing business region in the UK with the strongest economy outside of London. There is a high concentration of companies operating in the digital technologies, life sciences and healthcare, and energy and environment sectors, with global companies such as Vodafone, Telefonica, GSK, Microsoft, Oracle and Mars in residence.

To ensure the College is responsive to the needs of these employers, we strive to deliver an evolving and diverse curriculum informed by local labour market intelligence.

This provides aspirational young people with access to high-quality, future-focused programmes of study, preparing them for progression into exciting destinations such as Higher Level Apprenticeships, employment and top university courses. The College is also well-positioned to gain competitive work placements in industry for students taking T Levels in a range of vocational areas. We understand the importance of developing and nurturing employability skills in our students to prepare them for their future careers.

With many years' experience within Automotive Product Planning and Strategy, Tom was formerly at Jaguar Land Rover. Prior to this, he was part of KPMG’s Management Consultancy Graduate Scheme, focused on technology enabled change.

"The Automotive industry is thriving and represents one of the UKs largest exports. Growing the strength of the future workforce is key to continued success for our industry as we rise to the challenge of sustainability and electrification. The Henley College offers a wide range of vocational courses that empower the student with real world technical skills and behaviours that companies such as McLaren prize when looking for future talent."

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OF STUDENTS PROGRESSING FROM THE HENLEY COLLEGE TO RUSSELL GROUP UNIVERSITIES ACHIEVE A FIRST-CLASS OR UPPER SECOND-CLASS HONOURS DEGREE
92.2%
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T LEVELS

The College began offering T Levels in September 2022 with the T Level Health. T Levels are a brand new qualification. They are high-quality technical courses, designed with employers, to give young people the skills that industries need, and for them to thrive in the workplace.

They are two-year courses, equivalent to 3 A Levels, that can be studied following GCSEs. T Levels focus on vocational skills providing technical knowledge and practical skills specific to a learner’s chosen industry or occupation.

80% of the course is study time in college, gaining industry specific skills and knowledge. 20% is on industrial placement, putting into practice the knowledge and technical skills learnt in the classroom.

On completion, students receive a nationally recognised qualification and will be prepared for their future progression routes, that include skilled employment, Higher Level Apprenticeships, or higher education.

From September 2023, the College will offer a further three T Level qualifications in:

● Business and Administration

● Digital Production, Design and Development

● Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing

T LEVEL BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

The Business and Administration T Level focuses on Business Management and Administration Support. In year 1, you will study core business knowledge and work on a project set by an employer. You will work collaboratively with other students, problem solve, and undertake research. You will also begin your industrial placement that will continue into year 2, where you will specialise in Business Support.

T LEVEL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING

During this two-year course, students will develop a range of skills and core knowledge in engineering and manufacturing. This will include essential mathematics, materials and their properties, commercial principles and working within the engineering and manufacturing sector. You will be able to specialise in mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, control and instrumentation engineering or structural engineering.

T LEVEL DIGITAL PRODUCTION, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

This T Level will give you the industry knowledge and skills required to develop interactive and digital products. During the two years, you will undertake an industry placement, with the opportunity to work with experts in the design industry, practicing your design and development skills within a professional workplace. The final qualification will enable you to progress into a career in the digital sector, focusing on interactive and digital software design and development.

T LEVEL HEALTH

T Level Health is a two-year course, designed to give you a knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and principles relevant to the Health and Science sector. Through the qualification, you will develop professional competencies, and gain core knowledge and skills that are required for entry into a range of healthcare and science occupations. In addition to the core content, students will specialise in a range of health team support roles, which may include adult nursing, midwifery, children's therapeutic care or mental health.

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INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS

Industry placements are a valuable opportunity to put your learning into practice and develop technical skills relevant to your vocational course.

They will enable you to finish your programme of study with the skills, knowledge and expertise that employers are seeking. At Henley, we have relationships with a broad range of employers and we’ll help you in finding the right placement. We then visit our students in the workplace to support and monitor their progress. When looking

for a placement, the main thing is to keep an open mind. You might have your heart set on working for a particular company, but it’s equally important to land the right role that will offer the best experience. We have a dedicated Industry Placement Coordinator who is available to give advice and guidance to students following this route.

Jacqueline Oyedele Industry Placement Coordinator

“The Industry Placements programme is an exciting, work-related, learning opportunity for our students.

My focus is to continuously improve the work placement experiences of students, employers, and other external organisations that host them. We have a learner-centred approach, ensuring placements meet the individual needs of the student by supporting them in gaining the skills, knowledge and experience they need to support their learning journey at college, and beyond.

The quality of the Industrial Placements has led to the commissioning of an Industry Placement award, which recognises students who have been shown to be a highly valued addition to the placement provider, in demonstrating outstanding professional competence, and fully embracing the values of their placement/organisation.

We are privileged to have access to a variety of industry-leading businesses and organisations, and we work closely with teachers, employers, and trainers. It is essential that our students have exposure to tangible experiences in the world of work, whether they are progressing to higher education, or industry. We enable our young people to recognise and develop their potential, and in turn stand out as a student from Henley.”

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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.

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.

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.

APPLIED 'A LEVELS'

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.

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 stipulate that they should be accompanied by at least two conventional A Levels.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE

A LEVELS

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

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.

SUBJECT COMBINATIONS

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.

Laurence Student Profile

Laurence studied A Levels at Henley, achieving a grade A* in Geography, and two grade As in Mathematics and Computer Science. Laurence was also the winner of the Education Award for Geography.

“I enjoyed my time at The Henley College. It was a very supportive and helpful environment. I was fairly pleased and relieved with my results, and I’m looking forward to my next step of going to university.”

Laurence joined the College from Our Lady’s School, and is now progressing to study Geography at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge.

Daniah Student Profile

Daniah studied Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services, achieving a triple Distinction* (equivalent to 3 x A* at A Level). Daniah won the Education Award for Personal Achievement. “I have had a great time at The Henley College and feel proud and amazed at my achievements. I found the assignments we did on Law and crime the most interesting thing as I wanted to go on to study Law at university.

Daniah has been nominated for the student of the year tutor award for her commitment and learning in an additional language after leaving Iraq. Daniah is now progressing to study Law at City, University of London.

Mohammad Student Profile

Mohammad studied A Levels in Economics, Biology and Psychology at Henley, and was the winner of the Education Award for Economics.

“The teachers at Henley went above and beyond to provide as much help and support possible, this helped me immensely to achieve, and I wouldn’t have been able to get through without it. They find ways to make the subjects more enjoyable, and create a inviting and fun atmosphere in the classroom.”

Mohammad came to the College from Reading College and is progressing to 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

Did you know...

● 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.

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.

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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.

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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 IT: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

APPLIED LAW: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

APPLIED MARKETING: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

APPLIED SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

APPLIED SPORT AND FITNESS: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

APPLIED TRAVEL AND TOURISM: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE LEVEL 3

APPLIED UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3)

ART: FINE ART/ GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION/ ART AND DESIGN

ART: TEXTILES BIOLOGY BUSINESS CHEMISTRY

CLASSICAL CIVILISATION

COMPUTER SCIENCE DANCE

DIGITAL GAME PRODUCTION: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES ECONOMICS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENGLISH LITERATURE ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

FILM STUDIES FRENCH FURTHER MATHEMATICS GEOGRAPHY GERMAN HISTORY LAW MATHEMATICS

MEDIA STUDIES PHILOSOPHY PHOTOGRAPHY

PHYSICAL EDUCATION PHYSICS POLITICS

PSYCHOLOGY

RELIGIOUS STUDIES SOCIOLOGY SPANISH

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

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

ENGINEERING: EXTENDED DIPLOMA FORENSIC AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION: Y1 NATIONAL FOUNDATION DIPLOMA, Y2 NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: EXTENDED DIPLOMA

ICT AND COMPUTING: EXTENDED DIPLOMA MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION: LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA PERFORMING ARTS: EXTENDED DIPLOMA PUBLIC SERVICES (UNIFORMED PROTECTIVE SERVICES): EXTENDED DIPLOMA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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COURSE

AS / A Level

SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES: EXTENDED DIPLOMA SPORT, FITNESS AND PERSONAL TRAINING: LEVEL 3 NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA TRAVEL AND TOURISM: EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

BUSINESS: DIPLOMA

ENGINEERING: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 2)

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2

INFORMATION AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE PUBLIC SERVICES: EXTENDED CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2

SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: CAMBRIDGE TECHNICAL DIPLOMA OTHER COURSES FOUNDATION

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

T LEVEL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING

T LEVEL DIGITAL PRODUCTION, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

T LEVEL HEALTH

T LEVEL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

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REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

You’ll have heard a lot about STEM subjects, including that they are the gateway to well-paid jobs in related professions and industry. If you have a flair for problemsolving, a hunger for facts and an eye for detail, then you may wish to consider this study route.

STEM specialists (science, technology, engineering and maths) are in huge demand in the UK, and STEM qualifications are sought after in the high skill, high wage economy. If you are interested in this area of study, you can look forward to a rewarding career in the future.

If you haven’t decided what degree you want to do, then taking qualifications in Maths and Science will keep lots of options open.

If you have plans to study a STEM subject at university, then Maths A Level may be helpful. Maths is also an essential foundation for exciting careers in new technology, such as game design or app development, with these future opportunities ever increasing.

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.

Did you know...

● In 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 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 2025.

Qualifications offered

● Applied Human Biology

> 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

● Mathematics > A Level

● Further Mathematics > A Level

Matthew Student Profile

Matthew achieved three A*s in A Level Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Matthew was also the winner of the Education Award for Mathematics.

“My greatest achievement whilst at The Henley College was winning gold in the Chemistry Olympiad, which felt really great, since I’d put in a lot of effort into preparation along with guidance from my Chemistry teacher.

I was able to reach out to all my teachers frequently to clarify classwork and answer any questions I had - I felt very supported by them. My next steps are to go to university, and hopefully go into scientific research following that.”

Matthew came to the College from The Holt School and is progressing to study a degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

● Physics > A Level

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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 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. Geography looks at natural hazards, development, and the global institutions which aim to manage changes.

Did you know...

● In 2022, Geography had a 94% pass rate, with 37% of students gaining high grades (A*-B).

● In 2022, Environmental Science has a 100% pass rate, with 40% students gaining high grades (A*-B).

Qualifications offered

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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

Chris Student Profile

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.

Did you know...

● 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.

Qualifications offered

● Computer Science > A Level

● Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing > T Level

● Digital Game Production

> Extended Certificate Level 3

● Digital Production, Design and Development > T Level

● Engineering > Applied A Level

● Engineering > Extended Diploma Level 3

● Engineering > Extended Certificate (Level 2)

● IT > Applied A Level

● ICT and Computing > Extended Diploma Level 3

● Information and Creative Technology

> Extended Certificate Level 2

Chris studied A Levels in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and German. Chris was also the 2022 Education Award winner for Computer Science.

“I’ve gotten along fantastically throughout the two years, where I’ve been able to indulge my interests in all of my subject areas. All the support I’ve received when applying for university, especially from the Oxbridge and Careers and HE Advisor, has absolutely been crucial for me being able to be where I am now.”

Chris joined the College from Langtree School, and is progressing to study Computer Science and AI at Bath University.

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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.

Did you know...

● In 2022, the BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Travel and Tourism celebrated a 100% pass rate.

● 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

● Applied Travel and Tourism > Extended Certificate Level 3

● Business > A Level

● Business > Extended Diploma Level 3

● Business > Level 2

● Business and Administration > T Level

● Economics > A Level

● Travel and Tourism > Extended Diploma Level 3

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“Employer engagement and work experience is key in this area, and it underpins our curriculum design and delivery. I’m thrilled we are working closely with so many large and small companies who support us by offering our students real life work experience and opportunities.”
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“Presenting in front of the class in Business was such a brilliant and exciting experience, enabling me to develop the vital skills that I may need in the future, as well as share my work and knowledge.”
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“Politics enabled me to delve into current affairs, learn more about the system which impacts our lives, and to highlight my own opinions in my writing.”
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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. 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.

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

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.

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.

Did you know...

● Criminology is one of the fastest growing subjects in popularity in the UK.

Qualifications offered

● Applied Criminology > Extended Certificate Level 3

● Applied Public Services

● Applied Psychology > Extended Certificate Level 3

● Children’s Play, Learning & Development

> Level 2 First Award

● Health > T Level

● Health and Social Care

> Extended Diploma Level 3

● Health and Social Care > Extended Certificate Level 2

● Politics > A Level

● Psychology > A Level

Sarah Student Profile

Sarah studied the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, and was the winner of the 2022 Education Award for Health Social Care.

“I really enjoyed learning at such a wonderful college. What I liked most about my chosen subject was the amazing teaching and support, so we could all achieve our best, but also enjoy ourselves whilst studying.

The Henley College has helped me positively to work towards my future goals by always offering guidance and help to succeed.”

Sarah came to the College from Cressex Community College and is progressing on to study Primary Education at University.

● Public Services > Extended Certificate Level 2

● Public Services (Uniformed Protective Services) > Extended Diploma Level 3

● Sociology > A Level

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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.

Did you know...

● In 2022, 75% of our A Level Ancient History students achieved a high grade (A* to B).

● 60% of the UK’s industry leaders have a Humanities degree.

Qualifications offered

● Ancient History > A Level

● Classical Civilisation > A Level

● Geography > A Level

● History > A Level

● Law > A Level

● Philosophy > A Level

● Religious Studies > A Level

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Emma Student Profile

Emma studied A Levels in Politics, Law, History, and the Extended Project at Henley, and was the winner of The Henley College Education Award for Politics.

“I chose The Henley College for the independence it offered me, to be treated like a young adult, and the variety of subjects available. I loved the overlap between my three subjects and exploring ideas from various perspectives deepened my understanding. The College supported me really well with my studies, the teachers were always available to help with questions, and would take time to explain things. The Oxbridge support group was fantastic in aiding my application for university.”

Emma came to Henley from Wallingford School and is progressing on to study Social Anthropology with Politics.

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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.

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

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.

Did you know...

● In 2022, 40% of Creative Media Production students achieved a Distinction grade - the equivalent of A*A*A* at A Level.

Qualifications offered

● Animation > A Level

● Creative Media Production and Technology in Broadcast Journalism

> Extended Diploma

● Creative Media Production and Technology in TV, Radio and Film Production

> Extended Diploma

● Film Studies > A Level

● Media Studies > A Level

Get the details

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

Lola Student Profile

Lola studied A Levels in Film Studies, Media Studies and Photography at Henley, and was the 2022 Education Award winner for Film Studies.

“What I enjoyed most about life as a student at The Henley College was studying the subjects I loved, as well as meeting new people. I was able to learn more about specialised topics I’m very interested in, and the College has helped me get ready for university by teaching me the subject I’m going to study further. I felt so unbelievably happy to win the Education Award – it’s a great way to end my two years at the college.”

Lola came to The Henley College from Royal Masonic School for Girls and is progressing on to university.

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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.

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.

Did you know...

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

Qualifications offered

● Dance > A Level

● Drama and Theatre Studies > A Level

● Performing Arts > Extended Diploma Level 3

Get the details

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

Leah Student Profile

Leah studied the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts, and was the winner of the 2022 Education Award for Performing Arts.

“What I have most enjoyed about studying my course is being able to have fun and enjoy myself, whilst furthering my knowledge and skills. My best memory of my time at The Henley College was the rehearsal process leading up to the college production of Chicago - the bonds I made with my teachers and fellow peers during that time period is unmatchable. My greatest achievement whilst at the College has been taking a step closer to being the woman that my younger self has always wanted me to be.”

Leah came to The Henley College from Queen Anne's School, and is progressing on to study Theatre at Brunel University London.

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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.

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. 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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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.

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.

Did you know...

● 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

“I love the music course because it gives me the resources to make whatever kind of music I choose, whilst still having teachers to guide me through the process. The course has helped me to build confidence when performing, and given me the chance to work with people who are as passionate about music as I am. Next year, I have decided to take Music Business after taking on a managerial role in rehearsals. I realised artist management is something I want to pursue and have a real talent for.”

Dior came to The Henley College from Oakbank School.

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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.

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.

Tom 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.

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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Did you know...

● In 2022, 100% of Textiles students gained an A*- C grade.

● In 2022, 45% of Photography students achieved a grade A*- A, and 70% achieved a grade A*- B.

● In 2022, 94% of Art students achieved A*- C, with 69% achieving A*-B grades.

● Our students have gone on to specialist

schools and universities, such as; Bath Spa, Bristol, Plymouth College of Art, UAL, Nottingham Trent and Oxford Brookes.

Qualifications offered

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“In English Literature there aren’t particularly right or wrong answers, as long as you justify your views adequately. This means that you can really bring in your own ideas throughout the course.”
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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.

These skills can take you a long way. Communication is at the heart of modern life, and to understand the nuances of language is a key that can unlock doors in life, business, travel or on any career path.

Our students enjoy challenging reading and like to discuss and debate ideas expressed in language, whether written or spoken. Our teachers are passionate about what they teach and want you to enjoy your experience here and to succeed.

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.

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.

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

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

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● 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 2022, both A Level English Literature & Language, and A Level English Language, had a 100% pass rate. In French, 85% of our students were awarded A*-B.

Qualifications offered

● English Language > A Level

● English Language and Literature > A Level

● English Literature > A Level

● French > A Level

● German > A Level

● Spanish > A Level

Get the details

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

Amelia Student Profile

Amelia studied A Levels in English Language, Photography and Media Studies

“I have enjoyed the independence and freedom that college has given me, making me feel very prepared for the world of work. The College provided excellent teaching across all my subjects which gave me the motivation to continue working hard. I would recommend the College as it has great facilities across all departments, high teaching standards, and on a personal level, the Tutor team offers a great support system.”

Amelia came to the College from Didcot Girls School and will be taking a gap year to work as a GCSE English tutor, before applying to university for September 2023.

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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.

Did you know...

● In 2022, A Level Physical Education achieved a 86% pass rate, with 24% of students gaining a high grade (A* to B).

Qualifications offered

● Applied Sport and Exercise Science

> Extended Certificate Level 3

● Applied Sport and Fitness

> Extended Certificate Level 3

● 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

Sophie Student Profile

Sophie is studying the Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences and is a scholar on the Elite Girls’ Rugby Programme.

“The College has provided me with many educational and sporting opportunities and has been the perfect place for me to grow not only as a student, but also as a rugby player. It has helped me to become more independent and self-reliant. The College has helped to create the perfect balance, allowing me time and space to focus on both my studies and my rugby training, which are equally important to me. The support I have received from the Elite Rugby Programme has been outstanding.”

Sophie joined the College from The Abbey School and recently played in the Women's Allianz Cup for Harlequins.

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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, alongside your chosen programme of study.

Enrichment 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.

Classes run throughout the week, with students able to enjoy a broad range of opportunities across many areas of interest. Every year, we are open to ideas from students for any societies they would like to set up and we support these wherever possible. We encourage student-led enrichment groups that develop leadership skills, as well as ensuring we are offering the activities our students wish to engage with.

In 2022, activities included: Musical Plays and Productions, Ancient Languages and Archaeology, Student Union, Planet Sustainability and Environmental Issues, Hair and Beauty, Outlook Expedition to Costa Rica, LGBTQ Club, Yoga, Oxbridge Group, Medical Society, Duke of Edinburgh Award, as well as a range of sporting options.

SPORTS ENRICHMENT

Sports Enrichment offers all students at the College an opportunity to develop their skills and fitness. A number of sports are available each year, usually including basketball, netball, football, and rugby.

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. Participating students will typically have an additional 3–4.5 hours of sports training per week.

Sports Enrichment 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 Sports Enrichment, 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

your academic and sporting potential on a daily basis. Past students have gone on to represent their country, secure professional full-time contracts and obtain sporting scholarships at top universities, both at home and abroad. The Elite Sports Programme at The Henley College has a proven track record in developing, well rounded, talented young athletes and acting as a stepping stone to progressing onto a higher level of education and sport.

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.

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

access to a range of professional services created to develop and improve you as an all-round player.

Through our partnership with the Ealing Trailfinders, Henley College rugby players have an articulated pathway to Brunel University, where the Trailfinders offer a full-time rugby scholarship programme run by over 20 full-time staff. Brunel Rugby Union field four teams and have BUCS fixtures weekly. On a Trailfinders scholarship at Brunel, you will have the opportunity to train with the first team at Ealing Trailfinders, giving you immediate exposure to international standard players to help your development. You may also be invited to attend full pre-season training with the club.

Other recent university destinations our rugby players have progressed onto include Exeter, Loughborough, Cardiff, Nottingham Trent and Cardiff Met who all compete in BUCS Super Rugby.

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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 FC Foundation, offers talented footballers aged 16-19 the opportunity to study and play top level football, alongside their academic studies. We participate in the NFYL (National Football Youth League), Tactic League and enter regional and national competitions.

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.

Elite Football is an intensive programme with training through the week with fixtures on a Wednesday afternoon. As well as having the opportunity to learn, develop and improve on the pitch, players follow a Strength and Conditioning programme, and receive nutrition and lifestyle advice.

Tom Guy 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Rachel Student Profile

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

Rachel came to The Henley College from Thornton Grammar School.

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GLOBAL OUTLOOK

As well as participating in Enrichment at College, each year Henley students enhance their studies with a wide range of educational trips and visits.

These opportunities vary from subject to subject, but most offer the chance to travel nationally or internationally to specially chosen destinations that will add a new, global dimension to their learning. These trips enable students to be challenged and inspired, taste different cultures and develop themselves both academically and personally. These hugely significant and unforgettable experiences also benefit students in their future plans as they apply to university or employment as they will be able to demonstrate their wider knowledge and understanding of the world.

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

Lucy Student Profile

STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM

Membership of this group enables second year 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.

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.

STUDENTS’ UNION

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.

Lucy is studying A Levels in Business, PE, and Psychology, and is the President of The Henley College Students' Union.

“The Henley College is the perfect place to continue your studies whilst being surrounded by the lovely town and friendly people. I truly believe the College has created a really safe space for students, supporting them, and providing them with plenty of opportunities.

As President of the Students’ Union, my role is to represent the student voice in several different ways; attending Governor’s meetings, running our weekly Students’ Union meetings and understanding how my fellow SU members, and college students, feel. Here at Henley, your voice can really make a difference.

The Student’s Union has helped with the running of many events, such as our Freshers’ Fest, farewell parties for our Year 2 leavers, and charity fundraisers.

Joining the Students’ Union has helped me to improve fundamental skills such as leadership, communication, and not being afraid to put my opinion out there.”

Lucy-May came to The Henley College from Cressex Community School

At The Henley College we listen to our students and encourage them to share their views, involving them in focus groups to discuss how to improve the student experience and responding to their feedback.
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COLLEGE

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.

The majority of our students travel to Henley every day on buses, which provide a cost effective, safe and reliable service. The Transport pages on our website contain lots of information on college run coaches, their routes and how to apply for a pass.

There are numerous public bus routes which also connect Henley to local towns and villages and a railway station, just a short walk from the College. There are regular trains connecting Henley to Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, London and other major routes via Twyford.

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.

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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