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head start prospectus 2011


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What is Head Start

4 How to use this publication 5 Pricing 5 Contact us 7 Head Start activities

• World and Sign Languages • Law and Justice • STEM • Creative Arts • Media and Film • Support for the project/Extended project • Skills development (Academic & Study) • Skills development (Employability & Personal) • HE information and awareness raising

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Appendix 1

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level descriptors


3 what is head start?

What is Head Start? Welcome to the University of Wolverhampton Head Start prospectus. Its purpose is to introduce staff from our pre-entry partners to the range of curriculum-focused activities and programmes offered through Curriculum Innovation and Development (based within the Education Partnerships department). Head Start sessions provide an insight into a range of areas suitable for students in years 5 through to 13 who are exploring subjects and career options, or who wish to develop skills relevant to secondary, further and higher education and employment. Sessions cover a wide range of topics including; careers in various employment sectors; improving academic, employability, personal and study skills; and practical workshops in areas such as art, computing, engineering, languages, media and science. Head Start sessions may provide one or more of the following opportunities for students to: • gain a more detailed insight into a subject area • further develop key learning and employability skills

to further and higher level study; as well as providing information, advice and guidance. Head Start is particularly appropriate for gifted and talented students, by providing greater challenges and opportunities for them to develop potential gifts and talents. Sessions can also act as an introduction and preparation for students wishing to participate in the Higher Education Modules in Schools and Colleges scheme (HEMiS). HEMiS offers students the opportunity to add breadth to and/or stretch their post-16 programme by experiencing study at level 4 (first year of undergraduate study) by enrolling on one of the modules available through the scheme. This scheme was developed because we recognise the challenge students face when moving from learning in the compulsory sectors to learning at university and the value that early involvement with higher education can have as a means of preparing them for life at university. Further information on this scheme can be found in the separate HEMiS brochure and on our website.

• explore and develop their personal qualities • discover more about a particular careers pathway. In addition, our programmes are designed to contribute towards raising student attainment, aspiration and motivation; progression

We look forward to working with you, and to welcoming your students!


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How to use this publication The activities have been initially grouped together under the following topic headings: Modern Foreign Language; Law and Justice; STEM; Creative Arts; Media and Film; Support for the Project/Extended Project; Skills Development (Academic and Study); Skills Development (Employability and Personal) and HE Information and Awareness Raising. Each activity is then presented in the following format.

Activity name – name of the activity and activity code. Capacity – minimum and maximum number of students needed to run the activity. Duration – minimum and maximum amount of time needed to run the activity. Price – price banding (see below). Activity description – further information about the session, including specific requirements if applicable. Key words – includes relevant curriculum and qualification link(s), target key stage(s) and NQF* level(s). *National Qualifications Framework, further information available in Appendix 1.

Activity name HSLANJ02

Law Masterclass

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Activity description In this session, students will be able to attend a taster lecture on a subject linked to their current studies. Master class subjects can include a wide range of important areas in civil or criminal law.

Price A Key words Law Diploma (SHD) Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3


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Pricing The price of each session is banded either A, B or C to reflect the type of activity and corresponding costs associated with delivery. The variation in price is due to the length of the activity, number/type of staff needed to deliver and/or the cost of materials involved. Please note that these prices relate to individual sessions and may not be appropriate when costing a larger programme containing multiple iterations. BAND A - £5 per student BAND B - £7.50 per student BAND C - £10 per student The price does not include refreshments or lunch. If you would like these to be provided then please add £1.50 per student for a drink and £4.50 per student for lunch (including a drink).

Contact us For application forms or further information on the activities contained in this publication please contact: Lisa Gough (Operations Coordinator) Curriculum Innovation & Development Education Partnerships University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Science Park Glaisher Drive Wolverhampton WV10 9RU Tel: 01902 518429 Fax: 01902 322018 Email: cid@wlv.ac.uk Web: www.wlv.ac.uk/cid


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7 HEAD START ACTIVITIES

World and Sign Languages A series of innovative and creative workshops and master classes which invite learners to explore further a language which they are studying or to engage in a new language. Sessions may also include the study of cultural aspects of other countries

Activity name HSLANG01

French / German master class (Secondary)

linked to language learning. Activities can be designed as wholegroup activities or to test the more able learners in a year group. Languages currently available include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Price B

Activity description This session which will include a range of activities geared towards increasing students’ confidence in using the language and increasing their vocabulary. The sessions will feature a creative element and students will be actively engaged in producing materials to take away with them.

Key words MFL Key Stage 3 Levels 1 & 2

Activity name HSLANG02

Price A

French / Italian and Spanish master class (Primary)

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Activity description This session will include a range of activities geared towards increasing students’ confidence in using the language and increasing their vocabulary. The sessions will feature a creative element and students will be actively engaged in producing materials to take away with them. The focus of the session is on Art – experiencing Art through language.

Key words MFL Key Stage 2

Activity name HSLANG04

Price B

Introductory Mandarin Chinese

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Activity description This session will introduce the students to China and Chinese culture. They will learn how to greet each other and how to ask/answer names in Chinese. Students will also learn how to count up to ten.

Key words MFL Key Stages 2 & 3 Levels 1 & 2


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Activity name HSLANG05

Introductory Japanese

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Activity description This session will introduce the students to Japan and Japanese culture. They will learn how to greet each other and how to ask/answer names in Japanese. Students will learn Japanese numbers 1-10 and attempt some paper folding; Origami. Activity name HSLANG06

British Sign Language

Capacity 10-20

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description This session will introduce pupils to Sign Language, including learning: alphabet; basic signs for introductions and other generic basic signs. The language session can be themed, e.g. Olympics and can include other aspects such as Student Life, Deaf Awareness.

Price B Key words MFL Key Stages 2 & 3 Levels 1 & 2 Price A Key words Diploma (SHD) Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 - 3


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Law and Justice The School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications (LSSC) offers a wide range of activities and taster sessions throughout the year. Taster days are a great opportunity for students to see our dedicated facilities, meet academic staff and students, find out about the courses offered and get an overview of life as a law student. In 2010 a new purpose built court room was completed. Activity name HSLAWJ01

Courses and careers in Law

For sixth form students we can offer a master class on a specific area of law, offer information on careers in law, and interactive exercises which can develop skills such as teamwork, leadership and negotiation.

Capacity 10-30

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description This session will communicate key information on careers in the law, including the career routes to follow towards qualification as a solicitor or a barrister. In addition, the session will outline law courses offered by the University and extra curricular activities available to students. Activity name HSLAWJ02

Law master class

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Price A Key words Law Diploma (SHD) Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3 Price A

Activity description In this session, students will be able to attend a taster lecture on a subject linked to their current studies. Master class subjects can include a wide range of important areas in civil or criminal law.

Key words Law Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3

Activity name HSLAWJ03

Price A

Interactive exercises

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Activity description Interactive legal skills sessions are available, aimed at identifying and developing key skills required for a career in law. One popular session is a negotiation exercise, which builds on skills of teamwork and leadership, towards achieving a negotiated goal or compromise.

Key words Law Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3

Activity name HSLAWJ04

Price A

Mock court trial

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description The University can also offer a student mock trial which sixth form students can observe. This identifies court etiquette, develops subject knowledge, and gives students a practical experience of a career in law.

Key words Law Diploma (SHD) Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3


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STEM

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) These sessions are designed to support schools and colleges in the delivery of STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Examples include a Maths Workshop which enable students to develop winning mathematical strategies; an Engineering Challenge, in which students design and present an engineering idea to a panel of experts; and Careers in Science, a chance for students to find out more about courses and careers beyond sixth form. Larger programmes may be developed for National Science and Engineering Week.

The aim of these sessions is to provide an opportunity for students to: • develop their skills in and understanding of STEM subjects • use industry-standard facilities in science and engineering • gain a better understanding of careers leading from STEM subjects and appropriate HE routes. In addition HEMiS Modules are available in a number of Engineering, Technology and Science areas – for a full list and details please see the separate HEMiS Brochure available from CID (see Contact Us on page 5).

SCIENCE Activity name HSSTEM01

Careers in Science

Capacity 10-30

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description This session will communicate key information on careers in law, including the career routes to follow towards qualification as a solicitor or a barrister. In addition, the session will outline law courses offered by the University and extra-curricular activities available to students. Activity name HSSTEM02

Introduction to cardiovascular and respiratory physiology (Level 2)

Capacity 10-20

Duration 2-3 hours

Activity description This workshop considers the vital roles that the cardiovascular and respiratory systems play in our daily activities. The workshop will commence with looking at the structure of the heart using our life size anatomical model and considering the events involved in each heart beat. Students will have the opportunity to record their own Electrocardiogram (ECG) to view the electrical currents passing across the heart every time it beats. This will develop an appreciation of why the heart continues to beat throughout our lives. Students will also have the opportunity to see how their heart rate responds to increased activity at different exercise intensities which will generate data for analysis back in the classroom. The relationship between the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system will also be considered. The structure of the respiratory system will be outlined and the process by which oxygen passes into the blood stream in order to be transported to the tissues will be explained.

Price A Key words Science Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 - 3 Price C Key words Diploma (SAL) Science (Biology) PE Key Stage 4 Level 2


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Activity name HSSTEM03

Investigating the cardiovascular system (Level 3)

Capacity 10-20

Duration 2-3 hours

Price C

Activity description This workshop allows students the opportunity to investigate the function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease. Following a review of the structure of the cardiovascular system students will have the opportunity to investigate the response of the heart and circulation to different forms of exercise and see how static and dynamic forms of exercise bring about different demands upon its components. This will generate data which can be later analysed in the classroom. The control of the cardiovascular system will be considered in bringing about these changes. Students will then be introduced to our life-size patient simulator who looks and acts like a real patient! This will be used to introduce students to ways in which the cardiovascular system can be investigated medically and gain an appreciation of how these investigations can be used to diagnose what is wrong with a patient showing signs of common cardiovascular diseases.

Key words Diploma (SAL) Science (Biology) PE Key Stages 4 & 5 Level 3

Activity name HSSTEM04

Price C

Investigating the respiratory system (Level 3)

Capacity 10-20

Duration 2-3 hours

Activity description This workshop allows the student to consider the role that the respiratory system undertakes in providing oxygen to support the activities of our body. Following a review of the structure of the respiratory system using our life size anatomical model, students will have the opportunity to take measurements from their own respiratory systems. Lung volumes of students will be recorded using the technique of spirometry and a vitalograph will be used to assess the speed at which air is moved out of the lungs. These measurements are typically related to age, sex and height so population data from the class can be analysed back in the classroom to investigate the trends that exist. The way in which oxygen and carbon dioxide is transported in the blood will be considered and an appreciation developed as to how our breathing is regulated to suit the demands upon the body. Common respiratory diseases will be introduced and the ways in which they can be diagnosed highlighted. Activity name HSSTEM05

Electricity in the body

Capacity 10-16

Duration Price up to 1 hour B

Activity description Students can measure their heart activity using Electrocardiogram (ECG) and the electrical resistance of their skin using Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) technology. Involves putting ECG stickers on arms / legs for ECG and attaching metal paddle electrodes to two fingers for GSR. Not suitable for those with a potential allergy to ECG electrodes (similar to plaster allergy). Activity name HSSTEM06

Fingerprinting

Capacity 10-24

Key words Diploma (SAL) Science (Biology) PE Key Stages 4 & 5 Level 3

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description An introduction to fingerprinting techniques and how and why they are used. Students will get a chance to examine their own fingerprints looking for distinguishing features and make their own attempt to lift a fingerprint.

Key words Diploma (SAL) Science (Biology) Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2 Price B Key words Science Key Stages 2 - 4 Levels 1 & 2


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Activity name HSSTEM07

Blood spatter

Capacity 10-24

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description Students learn how to determine whether a suspicious looking stain really is blood and investigate how blood splatter can give vital information about what really happened at a crime scene.

Activity name HSSTEM08

DNA

Capacity 10-24

Duration up to 1 hour

Price B Key words Science Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2 Price B

Activity description Everyone has probably heard of DNA and might even know what it stands for, but what does it look like? Students will find out through extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit.

Key words Science Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2

Activity name HSSTEM09

Price B

Ballistics

Capacity 10-24

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description Ballistics is the study of the motion of bullets and their examination for distinctive characteristics after being fired. Examiners can use this evidence to match bullets or bullet fragments to specific weapons. In this practical session participants will be asked to match bullets to weapons from their distinctive markings. Activity name HSSTEM10

Bones – physical anthropology

Capacity 10-24

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description This session looks at human bones and what they can tell us about the person’s physical characteristics, such as: ethnicity, sex; age and height. Activity name HSSTEM11

CSI outdoors

Capacity 10-24

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description Students learn to hunt for clues in an outdoor setting and get experience of analysing footprint clues.

Key words Science Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2 Price B Key words Science Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2 Price B Key words Science Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


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Activity name HSSTEM12

Enviro-quiz

Capacity 10-50

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description A fun way of testing your students’ knowledge of the environment and environmental issues facing the world today. Students can test their own level of knowledge or compete in a team against other teams. Activity name HSSTEM13

Doing Science research

Capacity 10-24

Duration up to 1.5 hours

Activity description A practical activity in environmental science designed to introduce year 8 and 9 students to the methods of carrying out a piece of scientific research. The session introduces the concepts of hypothesis formulation and testing, sampling using specialist equipment, and simple statistical ways of evaluating results. Sessions for older students are in preparation – please enquire. Activity name HSSTEM14

Presenting Science research

Capacity 10-24

Duration 2-3 hours

Activity description Students learn to use specialist software to produce advanced poster presentations on their research. The level achieved is that required by research students giving poster presentations at specialist symposia.

Price A Key words Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2 Price B Key words Science Key Stages 3 - 5 Levels 1 - 3

Price B Key words Science Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


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TECHNOLOGY Activity name HSSTEM15

3D modelling for urban spaces

Capacity 10-16

Duration 2-3 hours

Price B

Activity description The session will commence with an introduction to Sketchup 3D modelling and how this can be used to visualise the planning of urban spaces and how Google Earth can be used to view a local region. Students will then use the Sketchup software to create 3D models of the urban environment.

Key words Diploma (CBE) D&T, IT Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Activity name HSSTEM16

Price C

Introduction to Google SketchUp

Capacity 10-20

Duration up to 4 hours

Activity description This is a beginner’s “hands-on” introduction to using SketchUp version 7. This introductory course is aimed at trainees (including teachers) with little or no 3 dimensional drawing or SketchUp experience, but who want to start to create 3 dimensional models using SketchUp. As a result of the activity, students will be able to construct complex shapes using the basic shape elements contained within SketchUp. This is the first step toward creating models for inclusion in Google Earth. Sessions can be tailored for teachers only, pupils only or both learning together. Activity name HSSTEM17

Software training

Capacity 10-20

Duration up to 4 hours

Activity description The University can also provide further training sessions for the following software that may be used in the Design and Technology and Creative and Media Curriculum: Introduction to Kerkythea, Solid Edge Free 2D and DESI-III. Other Commercial Software Courses available; AutoCAD 2D; AutoCAD 3D AutoCAD Architecture and Solid Works The above commercial software training can be offered from Beginner to Expert levels. Sessions can be tailored for teachers only, students only or both learning together.

Activity name HSSTEM18

Robocode

Capacity 10-20

Activity description This is a programming activity where you get to create your own automated attack unit.

Duration 1-1.5 hours

Key words Diploma (CBE, Eng, MPD, IT) D&T, IT Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3 Staff CPD Price C Key words Diploma (CBE, Eng, MPD, IT) D&T, IT Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3 Staff CPD

Price A Key words Diploma (CM, IT) IT Key Stages 3 – 5 Levels 1 - 3


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ENGINEERING Activity name HSSTEM19

Careers in Mechanical, Automotive or Electronic Engineering

Capacity 10-30

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description These sessions will provide an insight into Engineering Design and the career opportunities that exist via the graduate route.

Activity name HSSTEM20

Building an aircraft wing

Capacity 10-20

Duration 2-3 hours

Activity description This session begins with a presentation on what careers are available in Engineering and the qualifications needed for these. This will be followed by a workshop that involves students making a model of an aeroplane with simple materials such as paper, sticks and glue.

Activity name HSSTEM21

Building a straw tower

Capacity 10-20

Duration 2-3 hours

Activity description Students will be given a brief presentation about Civil Engineering as a career and HE opportunities available at the University. Students will then be divided into groups for the workshop which will be conducted in a specialist Construction lab. The competition to build a tower from drinking straws will require the tower to be a maximum of 400mm in height and capable of holding 150ml of water. The tower which can hold the maximum volume will win depending upon the weight of the tower.

Price A Key words Diploma (Eng, MPD) Key Stages 4 & 5 Price C Key words Diploma (CBE, Eng, MPD) D&T Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 - 3 Price C Key words Diploma (CBE, Eng, MPD) D&T Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 - 3

MATHS Activity name HSSTEM22

Maths activities

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 1 hour each

Activity description National Lottery – Looking at strategies related to choosing lottery numbers. Mathematics in Computing Games – How much maths is there in computing games e.g. Tomb Raider and Moto GP? Codes/Code breaking – Student learn how multi billion pound Internet shopping industry and banks ensure that your private information is kept secret.

Price A Key words Diploma (CM, IT) Maths, IT Functional Skills Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 - 3


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Creative Arts Activity name HSCREA01

Animation – stop-go and Maya

Capacity 10-20

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description The workshop explores a range of stop motion techniques using simple puppets and under the camera digital capture. The opportunity in the workshop is to experiment with and a range of media (puppet and claymation) to produce a short animation.

Activity name HSCREA02

Web design

Capacity 10-20

Duration 1-1.5 hours

Activity description Web Design – Using html and Java Script to create personalised web pages, using multimedia web technologies (video, music images). Can be delivered to different age groups. Levels of difficulty can be changed. Activity name HHSCREA03

Mat-ex (material experimentation)

Capacity 10-20

Duration 1.5-2 hours

Price C Key words Diploma (CM, IT) Art Key Stages 3 – 5 Levels 1 - 3 Price A Key words Diploma (CM, IT) Art, IT Key Stages 3 – 5 Levels 1 – 3 Price B

Activity description Mat – Ex is a flexible workshop where students are given the opportunity to design and build conceptual innovations to meet a tailored design brief (brief can be provided to aid other studies or set at random by deliverer). Students are challenged to work in teams to produce a model using materials common to professional design practice. Objectives: To understand and show proficiency of hand sketching and prototype modelling; To contribute creatively to a group and to openly discuss and share design opinion.

Key words Diploma (CM, MPD) Art / Design Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2

Activity name HSCREA04

Price B

The complex nature of footwear

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1.5-2 hours

Activity description How to communicate ideas without using words. This workshop introduces students to the core, everyday skills used throughout the creativity industries and challenges students to communicate their original ideas in both 2D and 3D mediums. Objectives: To understand and show proficiency of hand sketching and prototype modelling; To contribute creatively to a group and to openly discuss and share design opinion.

Key words Diploma (CM, IT) Maths, IT Functional Skills Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 - 3


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Activity name HSCREA05

A series of creative events

Capacity 10-30

Duration 1 hour

Price A

Activity description Which moment made me, me? The workshop tells the story of Joshua’s creative journey - through education and into practice, looking at lessons learnt and experiences gained. Students are then challenged to think of a past experience, an inspiration or a turning point which has affected their life’s decisions and recreate this as a 3D model.

Key words Diploma (CM, MPD) Art / Design Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2

Activity name HSCREA06

Price B

2D animation

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 3 hours

Activity description Using Toon Boom Studio 2D animation software, students will learn how to animate a ball rolling across a simple terrain. Students will also develop an understanding of how to use the software to create a traditional cut out style animation using templates. To understand the principles of movement, action, within animation.

Key words Diploma (CM, IT) Art, Design, IT Key Stages 3 – 5 Levels 1 - 3

Activity name HSCREA07

Price C

‘A bridge too far’ or ‘Why we don’t fall through the floor!’

Capacity 10-14

Duration up to 3 hours

Activity description Students will use ‘unusual’ materials to design and make a structure that will explore the fundamental principles of design related to the world around them. They will work in teams to design and make a structure using drawing, basic making skills and good communication skills to solve a given task. Activity name HSCREA08

T- shirt printing

Capacity 10-14

Duration up to 3 hours

Key words Diploma (MPD) Art, Design, DT Key Stage 4 Level 1 & 2 Price C

Activity description Students will learn to prepare and apply a printed design to plain t-shirts. Students will learn the basics of screen printing to fabric.

Key words Diploma (CM) Art, Design, DT Key Stages 2 – 5 Levels 1 – 3

Activity name HSCREA09

Price C

Sand casting

Capacity 10-12

Duration up to 3 hours

Activity description Glass casting using sand moulds which are made by impressing three-dimensional objects and models into the moulding sand or by taking impressions from them in resin sand. Understanding the principles and technique of hot glass casting. Activity name HSCREA10

Ceramics: surface pattern decoration

Capacity 10-12

Activity description In this activity students will explore the techniques of decorating ceramic tiles.

Duration up to 3 hours

Key words Diploma (CM) Art, Design Key Stages 4 & 5 Price C Key words Diploma (CM) Art, Design Key Stages 3 & 4


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Media and Film Activity name HSMEDI01

Soap bubble

Capacity 10-30

Duration 1.5-2 hours

Price A

Activity description This session looks at why television viewers of all ages spend many hours following their favourite soap operas. It is the most popular type of programme on television, and the session looks at both how and why. By focusing upon clips from a number of popular soap operas (including Hollyoaks, EastEnders and Coronation Street) students will be asked to identify the various characteristics that separate such series from other television forms. In small groups, students will then work together to come up with an idea for their very own soap opera, complete with characters and introductory storylines.

Key words Diploma (CM, SHD) Media, Sociology Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3

Activity name HSMEDI02

Price A

Reality check

Capacity 10-30

Duration 1.5-2 hours

Activity description This session looks at the phenomenon that is known as ‘Reality TV’ and explores its development and the various forms it can take. By examining series such as X Factor, Big Brother and The Apprentice, the session explores the characteristics of the genre, including the construction of narratives. To what extent are the programmes we are watching anything close to ‘reality’? The students are asked to adopt a critical approach to the genre in considering why Reality TV is so popular with television producers, the people who apply to participate in them, the wider media and, not least, the audience at home. Finally, working in small groups, the participants are given the opportunity to pitch an idea for the next big Reality TV series Activity name HSMEDI03

A critical approach to the media

Capacity 10-30

Duration 2-3 hours

Activity description The media surround us: on television, radio, in print and online. We are bombarded with stories and images on a daily basis, yet how much of what we see, read or hear actually tells us the whole story? What can – and should - we actually believe? This session looks at a range of stories that have been reported as ‘news’ across the media and students are asked to spot the discrepancies between various accounts. Issues of semiotics/language and representation will be explored, together with how an assumed audience for a publication, programme or website can significantly affect the way a story is communicated.

Key words Diploma (CM) Film, Media Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3

Price A Key words Diploma (CM) English, Media Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3


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Activity name HSCREA04

Have you got the X Factor?

Capacity 10-20

Duration 1.5-2 hours

Activity description Students will meet the experts who can tell them what its like to work in different areas of the television industry and find out about the process of making television. There’s plenty of action both in front of and behind the camera with jobs such as presenting, producing, directing, scriptwriting, researching, camera operating, sound recording, post production editing and sound dubbing. Activity name HSMEDI05

Have we got news for you!

Capacity 10-20

Duration 2-3 hours

Activity description In the cut and thrust environment of news it’s often said that “you’re only as good as your last story”. Students will find out what skills and qualities are needed to become a successful journalist. They will meet the experts and hear what it’s really like to be a radio or television news reporter. Students will experience working in a live radio and television environment. They can sit in front of a microphone in our state of the art radio studio and have a go at asking the tough questions. In our television studio and gallery students will see aspects of how a news programme is made – read the news and try to get it right first time. Activity name HSMEDI06

How to read a film

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Activity description This activity guides students in how to read a film narrative in more detail. It encourages them to explore why they like certain films and sequences more than others, and it offers ways in which they might take their interest further. (Please note: there is a minimum age requirement of 15 for this activity).

Activity name HSMEDI07

Bollywood for beginners

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Activity description This activity is for those who are totally new to Bollywood or have seen a film or two and want to understand the Bollywood phenomenon more. It will give your students the basics of the Bollywood narrative structure, introduce the star system, and discuss modern developments in the Bollywood film industry. (Please note: there is a minimum age requirement of 15 for this activity).

Price C Key words Diploma (CM) Film/Media Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2 Price C Key words Diploma (CM) Film/Media Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2

Price A Key words Diploma (CM) Film/Media English Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3 Price A Key words Diploma (CM) Film/Media Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


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Activity name HSMEDI08

Iranian cinema

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Activity description Iran has had a mini revolution in its film industry recently, with many productions routinely celebrated in the West. This session will discuss the work of the best-known directors (including Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf) and explore why certain films have done so well in a theocratic state that usually frowns upon the visual arts. (Please note: there is a minimum age requirement of 15 for this activity). Activity name HSMEDI09

School news programme

Capacity 10-14

Duration up to 3 hours

Activity description In this engaging practical workshop students will get the chance to work with current University of Wolverhampton staff and undergraduate students to create an Academy News Programme using the specialist video and filming equipment available in the School of Art and Design. In pairs, the students will first develop an idea and write a script. Set against a green/blue screen the students will then get to experience what it’s like to present a television programme. They will also get to see ‘behind the scenes’ at the control desk. In addition the students will use flip cameras to create short interview clips of each other. After the workshop the video footage will be combined into a show reel and burned to DVD for the school to keep. Activity name HSMEDI10

Filming with flip

Capacity 10-30

Duration 2-3 hours

Activity description In the session students will use flip-cameras to record moving images and then create simple edited movies using Windows Moviemaker. This movie will contain footage, still images, sound, voice over, music and text/ credits.

Activity name HSMEDI11

Using blue and green screen (an introduction)

Capacity 10-20

Duration 3-4 hours

Activity description An interactive workshop where students will gain a practical insight into blue/green screen technology through placing themselves in various “false” settings. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of components such as lighting and clothing colour, amongst others. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge using software to extract and replace backgrounds.

Price A Key words Diploma (CM) Film/Media Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Price C Key words Diploma (CM, IT) Media, IT Key Stages 3 & 4 Levels 1 & 2

Price B Key words Diploma (CM, IT) Art, Media, IT Key Stages 2 & 3 Levels 1 & 2 Price C Key words Diploma (CM, IT) Art Key Stages 3 – 5 Levels 1 – 3


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Support for the project and extended project qualification The University of Wolverhampton values the range of skills that the diploma project and Extended Project qualification help to develop in pupils. Particularly for those that wish to progress onto University, the project offers the opportunity to experience the self-directed learning style which is a characteristic of higherlevel study.

Therefore we are pleased to offer the Project Support Programme. A structured sequence of sessions timetabled to suit the needs of the students that can be delivered either at the school/college or on a university campus. These sessions are offered on a ‘pick and mix’ basis allowing the creation of a bespoke programme that meets the needs of your learners. The sessions are delivered by the University’s own team of enthusiastic and experienced professional academic skills tutors.

Activity name HSPROJ01

Select and focus

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description Where do I start? Choosing a topic, selecting a title, defining objectives.

Activity name HSPROJ02

Step by step planning

Price B Key words Project Study skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description How should I plan? What are the stages? How long will it take to complete each stage? Project planning, scoping and timescales.

Price B Key words Project Study skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


supporting for the project and extended 24 project qualification

Activity name HSPROJ03

Finding and using information

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Price B

Activity description How do I gather information? How can I learn to be critical? A guide to useful sources, reading, note taking and finding the facts you need. Data and information collection, research methods, reading skills, analysing and presenting data, validity of source material, identifying bias, making effective notes.

Key words Project Study skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Activity name HSPROJ04

Price B

Presenting your findings

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description How do I show what I have found out? Effective ways to present project work in academic, clear, and interesting ways. Conducting a literature review, evidencing work, bibliographies, referencing, bringing a project to life, PowerPoint and presenting skills. Activity name HSPROJ05

Watch your language

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Ending and reflecting Activity description Looking back on your work and looking forward as a learner Evaluating the project, reflecting on personal skills

Capacity 10-25

Price B Key words Project Study skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Activity description How do I write up my project? Being clear and writing with authority. Academic writing skills, tone, formality, vocabulary, meeting the needs of a specific audience

Activity name HSPROJ06

Key words Project Study skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Duration up to 2 hours

Price B Key words Project Study skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


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Skills Development (Academic and Study)

These sessions are offered on a ‘pick and mix’ basis allowing the creation of a bespoke programme that meets the needs of your learners. The sessions are delivered by the University’s own team of enthusiastic and experienced professional academic skills tutors.

Activity name HSACAD01

What is academic writing?

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description What is the academic environment? What is critical thinking, time management and understanding how to learn? In this session your students will learn essential strategies to improve their comprehension in reading and applying what they have read to their writing. Activity name HSACAD02

How to reference information sources

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description One of the characteristics of academic writing is the referencing required. Referencing illustrates that the writer has read sources and is including them in their writing. This session is a step by step guide to perfecting in-text referencing and writing a bibliography. Activity name HSACAD03

How to structure written work effectively

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description Strong, clear writing must have structure. This session will help your students work out a sequence of points for their written work, making the appropriate links from one point to the next and working on the logical sequence of the text.

Price B Key words Study Skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3 Price B Key words Study Skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3 Price B Key words Study Skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3


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Activity name HSACAD04

How to support ideas and opinions with facts

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description Academic writing normally requires that ideas and opinions are supported with facts, statistics, quotations and other types of information. There are three main ways of doing this, by quoting, paraphrasing and summary writing. This session will help your students correctly use these three tools in their academic writing. Activity name HSACAD05

Demystifying grammar – a guide to improved writing

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs; what are they and how are they used? This session intends to take the mystery out of grammar with clear definitions of terms, explanations and examples of ‘rules’. As a hallmark of a good academic style, good grammar will help your students improve their writing. Activity name HSACAD06

Exam styles and techniques

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description This presentation introduces students to the exam styles and techniques encountered in higher education.

Activity name HSACAD07

Project planning and information gathering

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 3 hours

Activity description Session covers: - How to plan and develop your project - Using libraries and learning centres effectively (including practical activity in the university’s Learning Centre) - Gathering data: questionnaires and focus groups (with practical activity in questionnaire development)

Activity name HSACAD08

Evaluating and presenting evidence Activity description Session covers: - Evaluating evidence - Analysing and presenting numerical data - Writing to purpose

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Price B Key words Study Skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3 Price B Key words Study Skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3 Price A Key words Study Skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3 Price B Key words Diploma (CM) Film/Media Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Price B Key words Study Skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1- 3


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Activity name HSACAD09

Critical thinking

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description Presentation and practical session encouraging students to gain experience of debating a topic of general interest and in thinking critically Activity name HSACAD10

Lecture note-taking

Capacity 10-30

Diploma lines and careers

Capacity 10-20

Key words Study Skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3

Duration Price up to 1.5 hours A

Activity description Students practise note-taking in a specimen lecture, followed by group and plenary discussions of outcomes to develop guidelines on note-taking

Activity name HSACAD11

Price A

Key words Study Skills Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3

Duration Price up to 2.5 hours B

Activity description The session will start with a presentation introducing the Diploma, its structure and content (tailored to Diploma level and Diploma line). This is then followed by a workshop activity (presentation plus research activity) related to specific Diploma lines and careers in specific employment sectors.

Key words Diploma Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 1 - 3


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29 SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (EMPLOYABILITY AND PERSONAL)

Skills Development (Employability and Personal) Pupils will study on a university campus, have access to the latest facilities and be supported throughout by university staff. The activities are designed to stimulate, give a better understanding of the world of work and higher education, and prepare pupils for the future. They include a group task plus a series of workshops and self-directed study. Pupils will explore a subject area in greater depth and develop the personal, learning and thinking skills needed to progress into employment or higher education.

Activity name HSEMPL01

Assertiveness

Pupils can expect to gain: • Greater confidence in their abilities and interpersonal skills • Better preparation for the challenges ahead in study and employment • Enhanced study skills relevant to future studies (e.g. Extended Project) and progression to higher education • Better knowledge of an employment sector and greater understanding of the relevance of studies to the world of work • A chance to experience higher education.

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description What is assertiveness and why is it important in the work environment? Students will learn how to identify assertive, aggressive and passive behaviour. They will consider the advantages of assertive behaviour through case studies and take part in practical exercises to practise assertive responses. Activity name HSEMPL02

Written applications

Capacity 10-25

Activity description Marketing yourself through your CV and Application Forms. Examination of language, layout and content of effective CVs and application forms. Practical exercises to develop own applications.

Duration up to 2 hours

Price A Key words Careers, PSHE Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3 Price A Key words Careers, PSHE Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


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Activity name HSEMPL03

Interview skills

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description Making a good impression at interview. Why employers interview and what they are looking for. Preparation of answers to typical questions. Look at the non-verbal aspects of interview performance, e.g. body language, what to wear. Role-play activities to practice aspects of the interview process. Activity name HSEMPL04

Presentation skills

Capacity 10-25

Key words Careers, PSHE Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description Making presentations as part of a selection process or on your university course. Tips on how to plan your talk and prepare your materials.

Careers in…subject and/or industry

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Activity description These sessions will provide the student with the opportunity to gain an insight into the relationship between HE courses and graduate routes and careers in particular subject areas. The student will gain an understanding of the nature and scope of the sectors and the employment opportunities which exist within them. Activity name HSEMPL06

Creating a Personal Development Plan

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description Practical session encouraging students to exercise reflective skills in relation to their personal development and develop a PDP relevant to their individual needs and interests.

Activity name HSEMPL07

Project planning and information gathering

Capacity 10-25

Price A Key words Careers, PSHE Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Examination of non-verbal aspects of giving a presentation. Advice on how to get your audience’s interest and involvement.

Activity name HSEMPL05

Price A

Duration up to 1.5 hours

Activity description Session aims to develop students’ effective team working skills through a presentation and practical exercise

Price B Key words Careers, PSHE Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3

Price A Key words Careers, PSHE Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3 Price A Key words Careers, PSHE Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


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Activity name HSEMPL08

Effective communication

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 2.5 hours

Activity description Session encourages students to understand the role of communications in organisations, followed by: Workshop on effective PowerPoint presentations, including practical activity – delivering a PowerPoint presentation on the advertising campaign Activity name HSEMPL09

Time management

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description Session and workshop encouraging students to develop effective time management

Activity name HSEMPL10

Commercial awareness

Capacity 10-30

Planning and organisation

Capacity 10-20

Group problem-solving and presentations

Capacity 10-25

Price A

Duration Price up to 1.5 hours A

Duration up to 2 hours

Activity description Session encourages students to understand the skills required in commercial project planning and gain practical experience of project planning

Activity name HSEMPL12

Key words PHSE, PLTS Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 - 3

Key words PHSE, PLTS Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 - 3

Activity description Students practise note-taking in a specimen lecture, followed by group and plenary discussions of outcomes to develop guidelines on note-taking

Activity name HSACAD11

Price B

Duration up to 3.5 hours

Activity description Students undertake a group research activity with choice of topic (researching Students’ Union, Student Gateway, Learning Services), followed by: Developing a group presentation on research findings – contribution to a ‘Freshers Guide’ on student support, followed by: Group presentations and critique of other groups’ presentations

Key words PSHE, PLTS Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3 Price A Key words Careers, PSHE Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3 Price B Key words Study Skills, PLTS Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


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Activity name HSEMPL14

Marketing your school/college/academy

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 1.5 hours

Activity description To introduce students to the concept of marketing with a particular focus on: i) Product evaluation; ii) Audience identification; iii) Persuasive Writing To encourage students to identify the potential customer base for their school/college/ academy and consider the needs/desires of that audience in relation to the services that the institution will offer. To encourage students to critically evaluate the institution in terms of the aforementioned customer needs criteria. To encourage students to think creatively and work together as a team to produce a marketing tool to promote their institution. Through the production of the marketing material students will be introduced to the concept of rhetoric and the importance of words/images involved in the construction of persuasive marketing tools.

Price A Key words Business, Marketing Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


33 HIGHER EDUCATION INFORMATION AND AWARENESS RAISING

Higher Education Information and Awareness Raising The following sessions can be included in a curriculum programme as optional extras or booked separately.

Activity name HSHEIA01

Student life workshop

Capacity 10-25

Duration 1-2 hours

Key words PSHE, Aimhigher Key Stages 2 – 5 Levels 1 - 3

Activity description Group work with current University students. Activities could include: - University jargon-buster - Interviewing a University student - Courses / careers links - Budgeting: planning a weekly budget - Timetabling: planning a weekly student timetable

Activity name HSHEIA02

Campus tours

Price A

Capacity 10-25

Duration 0.5-1.5 hours

Activity description A flexible tour of central facilities that can include: IT facilities, Learning Centre, Students Union, teaching facilities. Optional extras: student accommodation all campuses), Arena Theatre (City Campus), Sports Centre (Walsall Campus)

Price A Key words PSHE, Aimhigher Key Stages 2 – 5 Levels 1 - 3


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Activity name HSHEIA03

Generic presentations and workshops

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 1 hour each

Activity description Topics covered include: - Is HE For me? - Choosing a university and course - Finances of university study - Budgeting - Writing personal statements - Preparing to start university Activity name HSHEIA04

Why go to university?

Price A Key words PSHE, Aimhigher Key Stages 4 & 5 Levels 2 - 3

Capacity 10-25

Duration up to 1 hour

Activity description This interactive session explores the reasons why people go to university, their hopes and fears and the skills needed for, and developed further by, Higher Education. Students will be asked to work on tasks individually and in groups. The session also looks at knowledge transfer, comparing what happens at school with university.

Price A Key words PSHE, Aimhigher Key Stage 4 & 5 Levels 2 & 3


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Appendix 1 National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level descriptors

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) sets out the levels against which a qualification can be recognised in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All qualifications are awarded an NQF level. If qualifications share the same level as another qualification, they are broadly similar in terms of the demand they place on the learner. However, qualifications at the same level can still be very different in terms of content and duration.

Level

Indicators

General qualifications Vocational qualifications

One

Level 1 qualifications recognise basic knowledge and skills and the ability to apply learning with guidance or supervision. Learning at this level is about activities which mostly relate to everyday situations.

GCSE grades D-G Foundation Diploma BTEC Introductory

NVQ Level 1 New Entrant

Two

Level 2 qualifications recognise the ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject area of work or study, and to perform varied tasks with some guidance or supervision. Learning at this level involves building knowledge and/or skills in relation to an area of work or a subject area and is appropriate for many job roles.

GCSE grades A*-C Higher Diploma BTEC First

NVQ Level 2 Operational

Three

Level 3 qualifications recognise the ability to gain, and where relevant apply, a range of knowledge, skills and understanding. Learning at this level involves obtaining detailed knowledge and skills. It is appropriate for people wishing to go to university, people working independently, or in some areas supervising and training others in their field of work.

AS/A2 level GCE Applied A-level Advanced Diploma BTEC National

NVQ Level 3 Supervisory

Four

Level 4 qualifications recognise specialist learning and involve detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study. Learning at this level is appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others. Level 4 qualifications are at a level equivalent to certificates of higher education.

Certificate of Higher Education HEMiS

NVQ Level 4 Managerial


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