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  1. 1. Society in Action Faculty AS in SociologyEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Written ExaminationBoard Course Revision GuidesAQA ‘Success in Sociology by Peter CovingtonCourse Description Leads toSociology is the science of human social behaviour. This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionDuring your AS course you will learn about: to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full AThe different theories, topics and approaches in sociology, level in this subject from this qualification.The research that has been carried out by the different sociologists,How sociological findings can help us understand social, cultural and Potential Careerscontemporary issues, Sociology provides a good foundation for a wide range of careers andHow to use a range of research methods to investigate areas of degree courses. The skills you will develop throughout this coursesociological interest. include:Topics 1) Family and Household, 2) Education and Research Methods. Analysis and evaluation of theories and research; The ability to communicate complex ideas and debates in both oral andIn Sociology we expect students to arrive with an interest in how social written form;groups work. It is important that you are socially aware and keep up to The design of research and the collection and analysis of results.date with current issues and read around the subject. Lessons involve a These skills are sought after by employers, universities and colleges.lot of discussions, in small groups and as a class. You may be asked to Sociology combines very well with a range of subjects enabling studentsresearch ideas using the facilities in the school. Sociology requires to move into a wide variety of degree courses. Anyone considering astudents to write essays and conclude debates applying the theory and career which involves working with people, will find sociology a usefulconcepts they have learnt. Homework will be set weekly. and interesting subject.Course Leader Student CommentClaire Howarth I chose to study Sociology because I enjoyed Sociology GCSE. The lessons are interesting especially when we got to carry out lessonKey Dates observations of years 10 & 11 when we studied education. Sociology isUnit 1 January; Unit 2 June good for a range of different careers and keeps your options open. The best thing about it is the teaching is good and the topics are relevant andEntry Requirements interesting.Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. C Grade in English Language (Cor above in other humanities based subject).
  2. 2. Society in Action Faculty A2 in SociologyEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 A Level ‘Sociology for A2 by Stephen MooreBoard Leads toAQA This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asCourse Description points or grades for entry.Sociology is the science of human social behaviour.During your A2 course you will learn about: Potential CareersThe different theories, topics and approaches in sociology, The research Sociology provides a good foundation for a wide range of careers andthat has been carried out by the different sociologists, How sociological degree courses. The skills you will develop throughout this coursefindings can help us understand social, cultural and contemporary issues, include:How to use a range of research methods to investigate areas of Analysis and evaluation of theories and research;sociological interest. The ability to communicate complex ideas and debates in both oral andTopics - Unit 3) Beliefs, Unit 4) Crime and Deviance. written form;In Sociology we expect students to arrive with an interest in how social The design of research and the collection and analysis of results.groups work. It is important that you are socially aware and keep up to These skills are sought after by employers, universities and colleges.date with current issues and read around the subject. Lessons involve a Sociology combines very well with a range of subjects enabling studentslot of discussions, in small groups and as a class. You may be asked to to move into a wide variety of degree courses. Anyone considering aresearch ideas using the facilities in the school. Sociology requires career which involves working with people, will find sociology a usefulstudents to write essays and conclude debates applying the theory and and interesting subject.concepts they have learnt. Homework will be set weekly. Student CommentCourse Leader I chose to study Sociology because I enjoyed Sociology GCSE. TheClaire Howarth lessons are interesting especially when we got to carry out lesson observations of years 10 & 11 when we studied education. Sociology isKey Dates good for a range of different careers and keeps your options open. TheUnit 3 January; Unit 4 June best thing about it is the teaching is good and the topics are relevant and interesting.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByWritten Examination
  3. 3. Society in Action Faculty AS in GeographyEquivalency Leads to1 AS Level This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full ABoard level in this subject from this qualification.EDEXCEL Potential CareersCourse Description There are opportunities to use Geography in a variety of careers, such asThe aim of the course is to create an awareness of environmental planning, environmental management, tourism, education, etc. Mostquestions, issues and problems at different scales and an attitude of universities have courses in Geography or in Environmental Studies.concern for the quality of physical and human environments. Each of the Geography can also be combined with many science or humanitiesunit themes focuses on particular questions, issues or problems which subjects.arise from human relationships with their varied environments. Student CommentIn Year 12, the AS course will look at the meaning, causes, impacts and I chose to study Geography at A level because I really enjoyed looking atmanagement of global challenges. We will look at how we can influence environmental issues in Humanities GCSE. I am concerned about whatthese challenges through our own lives. There will be an opportunity to we are doing to our planet and Geography has enabled me to look atcarry out individual research on topics such as crowded coasts and these issues in more depth.rebranding our cities. There will be two exams (1 hr 30 mins & 1 hr)some of which will test your own fieldwork and research.Course LeaderRachel WatsonKey DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. Grade C at GCSE EnglishLanguage.Assessed ByMultiple Choice Examination - Written Examination
  4. 4. Society in Action Faculty A2 in GeographyEquivalency Leads to1 A Level This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asBoard points or grades for entry.EDEXCEL Potential CareersCourse Description There are opportunities to use Geography in a variety of careers, such asThe aim of the course is to create an awareness of environmental planning, environmental management, tourism, education, etc. Mostquestions, issues and problems at different scales and an attitude of universities have courses in Geography or in Environmental Studies.concern for the quality of physical and human environments. Each of the Geography can also be combined with many science or humanitiesunit themes focuses on particular questions, issues or problems which subjects.arise from human relationships with their varied environments.In Year 13 the A2 course builds on the work completed at AS level and Student Commentwill focus on how we use and manage resources in the world. In our I chose to study Geography at A level because I really enjoyed looking atlifetime we will have to make some tough decisions on how we use environmental issues in Humanities GCSE. I am concerned about whatresources like energy, water and ecosystems. How do we prevent our we are doing to our planet and Geography has enabled me to look atplanet from becoming an unequal place? There will be more these issues in more depth.opportunities for individual research. There will be two exams (2 hr 30minutes & 1hr 30 minutes), again testing your own research.Course LeaderRachel WatsonKey DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByMultiple Choice Examination - Written Examination
  5. 5. Society in Action Faculty AS in Psychology AEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level The Complete Companion: AS Psychology for AQA (A)Board Leads toAQA This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full ACourse Description level in this subject from this qualification.Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, body and our socialbehaviour. Students with an interest in people, their thought processes, Potential Careerswhy people behave the way they do and how people interact with each Psychology allows access to a wide range of careers and higher educationother will find psychology a challenging and rewarding subject to study. courses. You will have developed important skills of analysis and evaluation. You will have learned how to organise information andDuring your course you will learn about: communicate complex ideas. You will also have learned how to planThe different approaches/ theories in psychology, research, carry it out and analyse data. These skills are sought after byEthical constraints governing research, employers, universities and colleges. Psychology combines well with aHow psychology can be applied to cultural, social and contemporary range of subjects, enabling students to move on to science, arts,issues, humanities degrees as well as more career specific degree courses.How to use a range of research methods to investigate areas of Anyone considering a career which involves working with people will findpsychological interests, psychology useful.The topics we will cover range from Memory, abnormality, relationships,Schizophrenia, addiction and attachment over the two year course. Student Comment I chose Psychology because I have always been interested in the humanCourse Leader mind and the way it works. I never expected I would enjoy Psychology asLaura Hagger much as I do, and studying memory, attachment, abnormality and stress was both exciting and interesting. I have now decided that I want toKey Dates continue to study it at degree level. I would definitely recommendJanuary and June Psychology to anyone and believe that all students will find it as interesting as I have.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You should have achieved aGrade B in either a Humanities based subject or English Language.Assessed ByWritten Examination x2
  6. 6. Society in Action Faculty A2 in Psychology AEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 A Level The Complete Companion for A2 Psychology AQA (A)Board Leads toAQA This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asCourse Description points or grades for entry.Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, body and our socialbehaviour. Students with an interest in people, their thought processes, Potential Careerswhy people behave the way they do and how people interact with each Psychology allows access to a wide range of careers and higher educationother will find psychology a challenging and rewarding subject to study. courses. You will have developed important skills of analysis and evaluation. You will have learned how to organise information andDuring your course you will learn about: communicate complex ideas. You will also have learned how to planThe different approaches/ theories in psychology, research, carry it out and analyse data. These skills are sought after byEthical constraints governing research, employers, universities and colleges. Psychology combines well with aHow psychology can be applied to cultural, social and contemporary range of subjects, enabling students to move on to science, arts,issues, humanities degrees as well as more career specific degree courses.How to use a range of research methods to investigate areas of Anyone considering a career which involves working with people will findpsychological interests, psychology useful.The topics we will cover range from relationships, Schizophrenia,addiction, eating behaviour, aggression and research methods over the Student CommentA2 year. I chose Psychology because I have always been interested in the human mind and the way it works. I never expected I would enjoy Psychology asCourse Leader much as I do. The year 13 topics are fascinating especially being able toLaura Hagger discuss and explain why people become aggressive, schizophrenic or addicted. I have now decided that I want to continue to study it atKey Dates degree level. I would definitely recommend Psychology to anyone andJanuary and June believe that all students will find it as interesting as I have.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByWritten Examination June and January
  7. 7. Society in Action Faculty AS in Business StudiesEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Written ExaminationBoard Course Revision GuidesOCR ‘OCR AS Business Studies’ Mottershead et al and ‘OCR Business Studies for AS’ Marcouse et al.Course DescriptionThe AS course considers the way in which businesses operate and the Leads toeffect of the external business environment. In particular, students will This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionlearn how an awareness of the business environment provides to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Aopportunities and imposes constraints on the pursuit of short-term and level in this subject from this qualification.long-term objectives. The unit will examine local, national andinternational constraints on business structure, objectives and Potential Careersenvironment. Students with AS or Advanced GCE Business Studies have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. CareersIt will examine the core theories & practices related to marketing. include: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing & Sales,Including methods of market research, product portfolio analysis, setting Operations & Administration. However an understanding of the businessa marketing strategy & planning of marketing activities. In addition the world will be useful in any career choice. Business Studies students cansection on production looks at production techniques, the impact of go onto study a range of related disciplines at university such as:technology on production and distribution. This unit also gives students a Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Economics and Businesssound understanding of the core aspects of finance. It includes the use of Systems & Administration In addition Business studies sits alongside acash flow, break even & budgeting as planning tools and the use of final wide variety of other subjects that can be taken as joint honours degrees.account for analysing business performance. The People element will Popular choices include Science and Business, Business and IT, Mathsinvestigate issues of motivation, leadership and payment systems. and Finance, Management with Leisure, Sport or Fashion and Law with Business. Careers in Banking, Accountancy, Insurance, Sales, MarketingCourse Leader and even Human Resources are all likely destinations for BusinessPippa Patel students, either before or after a degree course at a university.Key Dates Student CommentAt AS level, students will complete their Unit F291 exam in January and I am really enjoying learning about real businesses and howtheir Unit F292 exam in June entrepreneurs become successful. It is linked to the real world which is great.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. C grade in English and Maths.
  8. 8. Society in Action Faculty A2 in Business StudiesEquivalency Assessed By1 A Level Written ExaminationBoard Course Revision GuidesOCR ‘OCR Business Studies for A2’ Motterhead et alCourse Description Leads toThe A2 course considers the way in which businesses operate and the This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toeffect of the external business environment. In particular, students will higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted aslearn how an awareness of the business environment provides points or grades for entry.opportunities and imposes constraints on the pursuit of short-term andlong-term objectives. The unit will examine local, national and Potential Careersinternational constraints on business structure, objectives and Students with AS or Advanced GCE Business Studies have access to aenvironment. wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. CareersIt will examine the core theories & practices related to marketing. include: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing & Sales,Including methods of market research, product portfolio analysis, setting Operations & Administration. However an understanding of the businessa marketing strategy & planning of marketing activities. In addition the world will be useful in any career choice. Business Studies students cansection on production looks at production techniques, the impact of go onto study a range of related disciplines at university such as:technology on production and distribution. This unit also gives students a Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Economics and Businesssound understanding of the core aspects of finance. It includes the use of Systems & Administration In addition Business studies sits alongside acash flow, break even & budgeting as planning tools and the use of final wide variety of other subjects that can be taken as joint honours degrees.account for analysing business performance. The People element will Popular choices include Science and Business, Business and IT, Mathsinvestigate issues of motivation, leadership and payment systems. and Finance, Management with Leisure, Sport or Fashion and Law with Business. Careers in Banking, Accountancy, Insurance, Sales, MarketingCourse Leader and even Human Resources are all likely destinations for BusinessPippa Patel students, either before or after a degree course at a university.Key Dates Student CommentAt A2 level, students will complete their Unit F293 Marketing exam in I want to do management at university and I think this is a great A LevelJanuary and their Unit F295 Strategy exam in June that will set me up well, especially with the range of topics we cover.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).
  9. 9. Society in Action Faculty AS in EconomicsEquivalency Entry Requirements1 AS Level Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. C grade in English and Maths.Board Assessed ByOCR Written ExaminationCourse Description Course Revision GuidesEconomics is the study of how individuals, firms & economies make ‘OCR AS Economics’ Peter Smith and ‘OCR Economics AS’ Bamford et aldecisions about how to use their limited resources to maximise theirwellbeing. Leads to This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionAt AS, students study a wide range of topics such as Demand & Supply to higher education or employment. Successful students may progress toand its applications to different markets, and issues of Market Failure the full A level in this subject from this qualification.such as the environment, transport, health care & education.Management of the economy including macroeconomic policy and issues Potential Careerssuch as unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. The micro unit Students with AS or Advanced GCE Economics have access to a wideprovides an introduction to economics and examines the operation of range of possible career and higher education opportunities. Anyonemarkets for goods and services. The macro unit provides an introduction intending to apply to a top university will be well served by an A level into the key measures of economic performance and the main objectives economics. Students will develop important transferable skills such as:and instruments of government policy. At the end of this unit, students - Logical thought & problem-solvingshould have an understanding of the key goals of government policy; the - Analysis & evaluation of economic data, theory & sourcesbasic aggregate demand/aggregate supply model and the policies that - Critical thinking and writing skillscan be employed in the management of the economy. Students will be These skills are in great demand and are recognised by employers &able to explain the big issues in economics such as unemployment, universities as being of high value. Economics combines well with mathsinflation, and interest rates. There is also an introduction to the global and social science subjects to lead to university courses in such areas aseconomy through investigating trade, exchange rates and globalisation. economics. law, politics, econometrics, international relations, management & finance.Course LeaderElizabeth Walling Student Comment It is nice to read the news and understand what the economy is all aboutKey Dates a bit better. I have never studied it before but it is one of my favouriteAt AS level, students will complete their Unit F581 exam in January and subjects!their Unit F582 exam in June
  10. 10. Society in Action Faculty A2 in EconomicsEquivalency Entry Requirements1 A Level A pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Board Assessed ByOCR Written ExaminationCourse Description Course Revision GuidesAt A2 level, students will build on the knowledge and skills they have ‘OCR Economics A2’ Bamford et al and ‘OCR A2 Economics’ Peter Smithdeveloped at AS. The micro unit applies the principles of demand andsupply to the economic world of Work and Leisure. It explores how Leads towages are determined, why we work and the importance of work in a This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tocompetitive economy. The context of much of this is explored through higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asthe leisure industry, including the economics of employment and wages points or grades for entry.in sport and media. This unit also investigates market structures andexamines the significance of competition and business growth in our Potential Careerseconomy. Students will explore industries which are dominated by a Students with AS or Advanced GCE Economics have access to a widesmall number of larger firms and those which comprise of a large number range of possible career and higher education opportunities. Anyoneof much smaller businesses. intending to apply to a top university will be well served by an A level inThe A2 macro unit again builds on the work done at AS and explores the economics. Students will develop important transferable skills such as:role of the UK in the global economy. Students will investigate a range of - Logical thought & problem-solvingglobal issues such as economic development, trade, poverty, - Analysis & evaluation of economic data, theory & sourcessustainability, ethics, climate change, and the growth of multi-national - Critical thinking and writing skillscorporations. At the end of the unit students will be able to appreciate These skills are in great demand and are recognised by employers &the position of the UK in the world economy and compare the universities as being of high value. Economics combines well with mathseffectiveness of current macro-economic policies relating to inflation, and social science subjects to lead to university courses in such areas asinterest rates, balance of payments and unemployment with those of the economics. law, politics, econometrics, international relations,rest of the world. management & finance.Course Leader Student CommentElizabeth Walling I am looking to go to a top university and study economics and politics. Economics A Level will set me up really well for this. I love the way itKey Dates helps us to understand the world around us.At A2 level, students will complete their Unit F583 Leisure and LabourEconomics exam in January and their Unit F585 Macroeconomics exam inJune
  11. 11. Society in Action Faculty AS in HistoryEquivalency Entry Requirements1 AS Level Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. GCSE English Language at grade C or above.BoardEDEXCEL Assessed By Written ExaminationCourse DescriptionThe AS course examines Russia between 1918 and 1941 – this is a crucial Leads totime in Russian history and means that most political terms will be This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressiondeveloped and understood:- revolution, change, Marxism, totalitarianism to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Aand propaganda. The other module at AS is Votes for Women which level in this subject from this qualification.looks at how and why women were enfranchised in the early 20thcentury. Both aspects – Russia and Votes for Women - are also Potential Careersconcerned with ordinary peoples lives. Students who study History have access to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities. Students learn how to evaluate andDuring your course you will learn: analyse information, how to weigh up evidence and how to communicateAbout the significance of events, individuals, issues and societies in complex ideas effectively. The Individual Assignment provides evidencehistory; of the ability to work independently. These skills are recognised andHow and why societies have changed over time; valued by employers, universities and colleges. History combines wellAbout the theories of historians and the language that they use to discuss with maths and science subjects to create an attractive portfolio oftheir ideas; qualifications, enabling a student to move on to a university science-To understand the nature of historical evidence and the methods used by based course. Combined with English and a modern foreign language ithistorians to analyse and evaluate it; provides a good basis for an arts or languages-based degree. HistoryTo develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted and provides an excellent foundation for a number of popular careersrepresented; including journalism, law and business.To express your own historical ideas confidently and effectively;To plan and carry out an investigation into an area of historical interest. Student Comment I chose to study History at A level because I had really enjoyed it atCourse Leader GCSE. The course raises lots of interesting and challenging issues. I haveRebecca Goddard particularly enjoyed the modules about Russia and its development. I enjoy the individual research and feel that the subject has helped me toKey Dates develop my skills of critical analysisUnits 1 & 2 June
  12. 12. Society in Action Faculty A2 in HistoryEquivalency Potential Careers1 A Level Students who study History have access to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities. Students learn how to evaluate andBoard analyse information, how to weigh up evidence and how to communicateEDEXCEL complex ideas effectively. The Individual Assignment provides evidence of the ability to work independently. These skills are recognised andCourse Description valued by employers, universities and colleges. History combines wellAt A2 level students complete two units. Unit 4 is an independent with maths and science subjects to create an attractive portfolio oflearning based unit where students will learn and develop their qualifications, enabling a student to move on to a university science-understanding of the development of warfare within a 100 year period. based course. Combined with English and a modern foreign language itThe final unit students complete is a study of Germany where they build provides a good basis for an arts or languages-based degree. Historyon their skills developed at AS level. provides an excellent foundation for a number of popular careers including journalism, law and business.Course LeaderRebecca Goddard Student Comment I chose to study History at A level because I had really enjoyed it atKey Dates GCSE. The course raises lots of interesting and challenging issues. I haveSubmission of unit 4 January, Unit 3 exam in June particularly enjoyed the modules about Russia and its development. I enjoy the individual research and feel that the subject has helped me toEntry Requirements develop my skills of critical analysisA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Written ExaminationLeads toThis qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tohigher education or employment. The qualification can be counted aspoints or grades for entry.
  13. 13. Society in Action Faculty AS in Physical EducationEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Practical Examination - Written ExaminationBoard Leads toAQA This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full ACourse Description level in this subject from this qualification.Sport permeates many aspects of modern day society and is a million-pound industry. It is hardly surprising then that sport and leisure are Potential Careersnow studied at a high level. Students will have a greater awareness of The qualification is a natural progression to sports related courses at asport and its implications in society. It looks in great depth at many higher level. Students can use the qualifications usefully in many otherfacets of sports performance and its overall implications. areas such as Leisure, Psychology, Media and the Sciences.This is a step up from GCSE PE. You will be required to carry out Student Commentindependent study, background reading, research and presentations. I have enjoyed studying A Level Sports Studies, especially the work weRevision sessions will be held during enhancement times before the have done about physiology and how it applies to my practicalJanuary and June module exams. experiences.In the AS course, students will cover opportunities for, and the effects of,leading a healthy & active lifestyle, to include applied exercise physiology,skill acquisition, opportunities for participation. They also conduct ananalysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performance and/or in anadopted role and perform, analyse and evaluate as a player or in twoadopted roles.Course LeaderRos OrrKey DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. C grade in GCSE PE or Merit/Distinction at BTEC.
  14. 14. Society in Action Faculty A2 in Physical EducationEquivalency Assessed By1 A Level Coursework - Practical Demonstration / Assignment - Practical Examination - Written ExaminationBoardAQA Leads to This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toCourse Description higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asSport permeates many aspects of modern day society and is a million- points or grades for entry.pound industry. It is hardly surprising then that sport and leisure arenow studied at a high level. Students will have a greater awareness of Potential Careerssport and its implications in society. It looks in great depth at many The qualification is a natural progression to sports related courses at afacets of sports performance and its overall implications. higher level. Students can use the qualifications usefully in many other areas such as Leisure, Psychology, Media and the Sciences.This is a further step up from AS PE. You will be required to carry outindependent study, background reading, research and presentations. Student CommentRevision sessions will be held during enhancement times before the I have enjoyed studying A Level Sports Studies, especially the work weJanuary and June module exams. have done about physiology and how it applies to my practical experiences.In the A2 course, students will cover opportunities for, and the effects of,leading a healthy & active lifestyle, to include applied exercise physiology,skill acquisition, opportunities for participation. They also conduct ananalysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performance and/or in anadopted role and perform, analyse and evaluate as a player or in twoadopted roles.Course LeaderRos OrrKey DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).
  15. 15. Society in Action Faculty BTEC Certificate in SportEquivalency Potential Careers1 AS Level The qualification is a natural progression to sports related courses at a higher level. Students can use the qualifications usefully in many otherBoard areas such as Leisure, Psychology, Media and the Sciences.EDEXCEL Student CommentCourse Description I enjoy doing coursework and I am a keen sportsperson. This course isThe Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport is a 30-credit and 180- great.guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of three mandatoryunits plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 30 credits.The three mandatory units are Principles of Anatomy and Physiology inSport, The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing Risk in Sport. One optionalunit must be taken from either Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise orPrinciples and Practices in Outdoor Adventure.Course LeaderRos OrrKey DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. C grade in GCSE PE or Merit/Distinction at BTEC.Assessed ByCoursework - E-assessment - Multiple Choice Examination - Portfolio ofEvidence - Practical Demonstration / Assignment - Task-based controlledassessment - Written ExaminationLeads toThis qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tohigher education or employment. The qualification can be counted aspoints or grades for entry.
  16. 16. Society in Action Faculty BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in SportEquivalency Potential Careers1 A Level The qualification is a natural progression to sports related courses at a higher level. Students can use the qualifications usefully in many otherBoard areas such as Leisure, Psychology, Media and the Sciences.EDEXCEL Student CommentCourse Description I enjoyed this course because we study a range of areas and the fitnessThe Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diplomas in Sport is a 30 credit testing was assessed practically.qualification that incorporates the following modules: 1. Principles ofAnatomy and Physiology, 2. Physiology and Fitness, 3. Assessing risks inSport and 4. Fitness testing for Sport and Exercise.Course LeaderRos OrrKey DatesUnit 1—Christmas. Unit 2, 3 and 4—JuneEntry RequirementsA pass at BTEC Certificate in Sport.Assessed ByCoursework—External assessment—Presentation—Practical and writtenwork—portfolio of evidence.Leads toThis qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tohigher education or employment. The qualification can be counted aspoints or grades for entry.Course Revision GuidesBTEC Level 3 Students guide
  17. 17. Inquiry Faculty AS in ChemistryEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Practical Demonstration / Assignment - Written ExaminationBoard Course Revision GuidesAQA Homework / work books are provided to each student and are directly linked to their course.Course Description Revision guides can be purchased through school at the reduced price ofModule 1 – Foundation chemistry. £5.00. Textbooks are available to borrow or can be purchased throughThis module covers the atom, and how reactivity is affected by the the school at a discount from shop prices.atomic structure. Pupils look the periodic table in much more detail andlearn to analyse it to look for patterns. There is also the opportunity for Leads topupils to improve their practical skills, and use analytical chemistry to This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionwork out the processes behind chemical reactions. to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full AModule 2 – Chemistry in action. level in this subject from this qualification.This module has a more in-depth focus, where pupils look at differentgroups of chemicals and how they react in more detail. Pupils are Potential Careersintroduced into organic chemistry, and they look at how common reaction It is an essential qualification for medicine, veterinary science andmechanisms lead to the manufacture of everyday chemicals. dentistry. It can also provide the background for university courses inModule 3 – Investigative skills assignment (ISA). many other Sciences and engineering. Chemistry can be a good basis forThis coursework has two sections; a practical and a formal test. Both are careers in business, accountancy, personnel, computing and law, ascompleted in the classroom. Pupils are able to complete several ISAs, and chemists are organised and logical thinkers.choose their best mark for submission. Student CommentCourse Leader A level Chemistry is a real step up from GCSE, much harder, with a muchAndrew Jones bigger focus on skills. Lots to do, and hard, but very interesting.Key DatesExam dates are published prior to each exam series and students/parentswill be kept informed. Coursework deadlines are by the Easter Holidays.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will have at least a grade Bin Additional Science or Chemistry GCSE and a grade B in Maths toundertake this course.
  18. 18. Inquiry Faculty A2 in ChemistryEquivalency Entry Requirements1 A Level A pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Board Assessed ByAQA Practical Demonstration / Assignment - Written ExaminationCourse Description Course Revision GuidesModule 4 - Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry. Homework / work books are provided to each student and are directlyThis module looks at the mathematics behind chemistry in more focus linked to their course.than previous modules. Pupils observe how different factors affect the Revision guides can be purchased through school at the reduced price ofspeed of chemical reactions, and how to predict the outcome. The £5.00. Textbooks are available to borrow or can be purchased throughorganic chemistry section covers in more detail chemical reactions the school at a discount from shop prices.frequently used in industry, and pupils can refine their problem solvingskills so they are able to suggest their own chemical reactions. Leads toModule 5 - Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toFor this final examined module pupils look at how chemical reactions can higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted ashappen spontaneously, and how changing the conditions of a reaction points or grades for entry.can affect this. The section on redox covers the chemistry found inbatteries. Inorganic chemistry shows pupils how measuring the light Potential Careersthough a solution can give an indication of the reaction process and how It is an essential qualification for medicine, veterinary science andthis chemistry is used in the manufacture of dyes. dentistry. It can also provide the background for university courses inModule 6 – Investigative skills assignment (ISA) many other Sciences and engineering. Chemistry can be a good basis forThis coursework has two sections; a practical and a formal test. Both are careers in business, accountancy, personnel, computing and law, ascompleted in the classroom. Pupils are able to complete several ISAs, and chemists are organised and logical thinkers.choose their best mark for submission. Student CommentCourse Leader A level Chemistry is a real step up from GCSE, much harder, with a muchAndrew Jones bigger focus on skills. Lots to do, and hard, but very interesting!Key DatesExam dates are published prior to each exam series and students/parentswill be kept informed. Coursework deadlines are by the Easter Holidays.
  19. 19. Inquiry Faculty AS in PhysicsEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level Homework / work books are provided to each student and are directly linked to their course.Board Revision guides can be purchased through school at the reduced price ofEDEXCEL £5.00. Textbooks are available to borrow or can be purchased through the school at a discount from shop prices.Course DescriptionAS-Level Physics allows pupils to improve their understanding of existing Leads tolaws of physics as well as exploring more recent innovations. All modules This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionare taught with a context led approach, allowing pupils to appreciate the to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Aapplications of Physics. Unit 1 considers motion and materials in the level in this subject from this qualification.context of sport, production of biscuits and spare part surgery. Unit 2covers waves, electricity and the behaviour of light, focussing on the Potential Careersproduction of music, satellite technology and the use of x-ray diffraction Physics, as well as supporting the traditional avenues of science,and electron microscopy. These modules are each examined with a 1 technology and engineering, may be advantageous to students wishing tohour 35 minute examination. Unit 3 is a classroom based case study go onto study the technical side of media or music. A Level Physics isinvolving an application to Physics. required by a wide range of FE courses and careers ranging from Physics and all branches of Engineering and Technology to Architecture,Course Leader Medicine, Geology and even Biochemistry where students who haveNatasha Chowdhury followed a Physics course are often at an advantage over those who have not. Physics is an invaluable and respected qualification, demonstratingKey Dates ability to follow an academic discipline.Exam dates are published prior to each exam series and students/parentswill be kept informed. Coursework deadlines are by the Easter Holidays. Student Comment Physics is a subject which really makes you think about the world and theEntry Requirements way it is. The work I have studied has been very interesting andRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achieved challenging, and I have had many opportunities to develop myat least Grade B in GCSE Additional Science or Physics, and Maths. understanding of the key laws of Physics. I enjoy the way we work and the lessons and learning are fun—though we have to work hard.Assessed ByWritten Examination
  20. 20. Inquiry Faculty A2 in PhysicsEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 A Level Homework / work books are provided to each student and are directly linked to their course.Board Revision guides can be purchased through school at the reduced price ofEDEXCEL £5.00. Textbooks are available to borrow or can be purchased through the school at a discount from shop prices.Course DescriptionA2 Physics allows pupils to explore some areas covered at AS-level in Leads tomore detail as well as other recent technologies. Unit 4 further considers This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toaspects of mechanics, electric and magnetic fields and particle Physics. It higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asis taught in the context of modern rail transport systems, modern points or grades for entry.methods of communication and particle accelerators. Unit 5 considersthermal energy, nuclear decay, oscillations and astrophysics. During the Potential Careersunit pupils focus upon astronomical observations and the physical Physics, as well as supporting the traditional avenues of science,considerations behind building construction. Both units are again technology and engineering, may be advantageous to students wishing toexamined with a 1 hour 35 minute examination. Unit 6 requires pupils to go onto study the technical side of media or music. A Level Physics isplan and carry out a practical experiment and analyse their results to required by a wide range of FE courses and careers ranging from Physicsallow them to draw conclusions. and all branches of Engineering and Technology to Architecture, Medicine, Geology and even Biochemistry where students who haveCourse Leader followed a Physics course are often at an advantage over those who haveNatasha Chowdhury not. Physics is an invaluable and respected qualification, demonstrating ability to follow an academic discipline.Key DatesExam dates are published prior to each exam series and students/parents Student Commentwill be kept informed. Coursework deadlines are by the Easter Holidays. Physics is a subject which really makes you think about the world and the way it is. The work I have studied has been very interesting andEntry Requirements challenging, and I have had many opportunities to develop myA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better). understanding of the key laws of Physics. I enjoy the way we work and the lessons and learning are fun—though we have to work hard.Assessed ByWritten Examination
  21. 21. Inquiry Faculty AS in Applied ScienceEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Portfolio of Evidence - Written Examination -The course comprises of 67% coursework assignments and 33% examination.BoardOCR Course Revision Guides Homework / work books are provided to each student and are directlyCourse Description linked to their course.This offers students an opportunity to continue their studies of science Revision guides can be purchased through school at the reduced price ofwith a more vocational flavour. £5.00. Textbooks are available to borrow or can be purchased throughFor the exam based unit, students will learn about Monitoring the Activity the school at a discount from shop prices.of the Human Body including physiology of the circulatory and respiratorysystems, imaging methods, methods of taking and uses of physiological Leads tomeasurements and ethical issues arising from diagnosis and treatment of This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressioncertain disorders. to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full AFor the coursework element students will complete 2 assignments one level in this subject from this qualification.focusing on Science in the Workplace investigating the health and safetyprocedures involved in different organisations and the impact the Potential Careerscompanies have on the community. This will focus on one company in Applied science leads directly into a range of applied sciences in thedetail with the students undertaking and educational visit there. The world, such as nursing, physiological careers and technical support in asecond assignment is more practical based and will involve the students range of scientific arenasinvestigating the chemical content of different substances and studyingthe energy used and efficiency of different chemical procedures. Student Comment This is great for me as I want to do more applied courses in science inCourse Leader the future. It is really hands on and practical.Robert MarchewkaKey DatesExam dates are published prior to each exam series and students/parentswill be kept informed. Coursework deadlines are by the Easter Holidays.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will have at least 2 gradeCs in Science (Core, Additional, Additional Applied Science, or separatesciences) and a grade C in Maths to undertake this course.
  22. 22. Inquiry Faculty A2 in Applied ScienceEquivalency Assessed By1 A Level Portfolio of Evidence - Written Examination -The course comprises of 67% coursework assignments and 33% examination.BoardOCR Course Revision Guides Homework / work books are provided to each student and are directlyCourse Description linked to their course.This offers students an opportunity to continue their studies of science Revision guides can be purchased through school at the reduced price ofwith a more vocational flavour. £5.00. Textbooks are available to borrow or can be purchased throughFor the exam based unit, students will learn about Monitoring the Activity the school at a discount from shop prices.of the Human Body including physiology of the circulatory and respiratorysystems, imaging methods, methods of taking and uses of physiological Leads tomeasurements and ethical issues arising from diagnosis and treatment of This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tocertain disorders. higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asFor the coursework element students will complete 2 assignments one points or grades for entry.focusing on Science in the Workplace investigating the health and safetyprocedures involved in different organisations and the impact the Potential Careerscompanies have on the community. This will focus on one company in Applied science leads directly into a range of applied sciences in thedetail with the students undertaking and educational visit there. The world, such as nursing, physiological careers and technical support in asecond assignment is more practical based and will involve the students range of scientific arenas.investigating the chemical content of different substances and studyingthe energy used and efficiency of different chemical procedures. Student Comment This is great for me as I want to do more applied courses in science inCourse Leader the future. It is really hands on and practical.Robert MarchewkaKey DatesExam dates are published prior to each exam series and students/parentswill be kept informed. Coursework deadlines are by the Easter Holidays.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).
  23. 23. Inquiry Faculty AS in BiologyEquivalency Key Dates1 AS Level Exam dates are published prior to each exam series and students/parents will be kept informed. Coursework deadlines are by the Easter Holidays.BoardOCR Entry Requirements Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will have at least a grade BCourse Description in Additional Science or Biology GCSE and Maths to undertake thisOCR Biology AS is a course that allows students to learn about traditional course.and modern aspects of Biology, through a theoretical and a practicalapproach including a residential field course. Assessed By Coursework - Written ExaminationStudents will learn about:1. The structure and function of cells and organelles in plants animals Course Revision Guidesand prokaryotes. Homework / work books are provided to each student and are directly2. The division, differentiation and specialisation of cells and the modern linked to their course.use of stem cells in research and treatment of disease. Revision guides can be purchased through school at the reduced price of3. The problem of increasing size in organisms leading to requirement for £5.00. Textbooks are available to borrow or can be purchased throughexchange surfaces and transport systems (in mammals and plants). the school at a discount from shop prices.4. The structure and function of key biological molecules, carbohydrates,lipids, DNA and proteins. Leads to5. A balanced diet is essential for good health, and the contribution of This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionplants, animals and microorganisms is important in ensuring the to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Aavailability of food for human populations as they increase. level in this subject from this qualification.6. That health is a complex subject and not just the absence of disease,including the effect of lifestyle on health. Potential Careers7. That Biodiversity is reducing and that it is important that it is Biology is an important subject in its own right with many applicationsmaintained, through local, national and global initiatives. and implications within modern society. Biology is an important8. The theory of evolution and its importance in the development of the qualification for industry, biochemistry, pharmacy, medical and caringflora and fauna found on earth today. services, as well as for careers in agriculture and environmental arenas.Course Leader Student CommentCalvin Packwood I love Biology. The subject is so diverse and you learn so much about really interesting topics. The teaching is really good and you get lots of opportunities to look at the wider aspects of the study. I have enjoyed Human Biology and Genetics the most.
  24. 24. Inquiry Faculty A2 in BiologyEquivalency Entry Requirements1 A Level A pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Board Assessed ByOCR Coursework - Written ExaminationCourse Description Course Revision GuidesOCR Biology A2 builds on AS Biology learning developing the ideas learnt Homework / work books are provided to each student and are directlyand starting to look at the implications of modern biology in a more linked to their course.philosophical way. The following additional content is covered: Revision guides can be purchased through school at the reduced price of £5.00. Textbooks are available to borrow or can be purchased through1. The structure and function of the nervous system in monitoring the the school at a discount from shop prices.internal and external environment.2. That hormones are important in homeostasis, and study diabetes as an Leads toexample of result of it going wrong. This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to3. That the waste products of cell function are removed by the lungs, higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asliver, and kidney. points or grades for entry.4. The biochemistry of photosynthesis and respiration.5. How genes are expressed in cells including the details transcription Potential Careersand translation. Biology is an important subject in its own right with many applications6. How genetic diversity is essential for selection and survival. The role and implications within modern society. Biology is an importantof meiosis and other factors in creating genetic diversity. qualification for industry, biochemistry, pharmacy, medical and caring7. Biotechnology and the application of cloning in plants and animals. services, as well as for careers in agriculture and environmental arenas.8. Ecology, the problems of population fluctuations and the need forsustainable development in light of an ever increasing human population. Student Comment9. How organisms respond to the environment and animal behaviour. I love Biology. The subject is so diverse and you learn so much about really interesting topics. The teaching is really good and you get lots ofCourse Leader opportunities to look at the wider aspects of the study. I have enjoyedCalvin Packwood Human Biology and Genetics the most.Key DatesExam dates are published prior to each exam series and students/parentswill be kept informed. Coursework deadlines are by the Easter Holidays.
  25. 25. Inquiry Faculty AS in Health and Social CareEquivalency Potential Careers1 AS Level This qualification will provide the student with the essential skills, knowledge and understanding of the sector and develops careerBoard opportunities in the health and social care sector as well as enablingAQA entry to further or higher education programmes. You may progress to many degree courses, including nursing, midwifery, social work, teaching,Course Description criminology, psychology, social sciences or employment in the caringThe course focuses on the development of an understanding of Health, services.Social and Early Years care issues by studying the following topics:Effective Caring; Student CommentEffective Communication; Health and social care is a very diverse course. Every unit covers aHealth, Illness and Disease. completely different subject ranging from health to current affairs. This isThis is the course to choose if you are considering pursuing a career in not a subject for people who do not like coursework. Health and Socialthe Health, Social and Early Years sectors. Care involves a lot of independent work and self motivation. It is a fun and rewarding course.Course LeaderSharon EvansKey DatesCoursework deadlines are on or around 15th MayEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements.Assessed ByPortfolio of Evidence - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesA number of materials are available online. There is no specific coursebook required.Leads toThis qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionto higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Alevel in this subject from this qualification.
  26. 26. Inquiry Faculty A2 in Health and Social CareEquivalency Leads to1 A Level This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asBoard points or grades for entry.AQA Potential CareersCourse Description This qualification will provide the student with the essential skills,The course will focus on sustaining an understanding of the Health, Social knowledge and understanding of the sector and develops careerand Early Years care issues and develop skills that enable an effective opportunities in the health and social care sector as well as enablingcontribution to the care sector including skills of research, evaluation and entry to further or higher education programmes. You may progress toproblem-solving in a work-related context by studying the following many degree courses, including nursing, midwifery, social work, teaching,topics: criminology, psychology, social sciences or employment in the caringWorking in Health and Social Care; services.Clients with Disabilities;Physiological Aspects of Health. Student Comment Health and social care is a very diverse course. Every unit covers aCourse Leader completely different subject ranging from health to current affairs. This isSharon Evans not a subject for people who do not like coursework. Health and Social Care involves a lot of independent work and self motivation. It is a funKey Dates and rewarding course.Coursework deadlines are on or around 15th MayEntry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByPortfolio of Evidence - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesA number of materials are available online. There is no specific coursebook required.
  27. 27. Inquiry Faculty AS in Health and Social Care (Double Award)Equivalency Leads to1 AS Level This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asBoard points or grades for entry.AQA Potential CareersCourse Description Working with people in the caring profession such as: careers inThe course focuses on the development of an understanding of Health, midwifery, paramedic, social work, nursing, teaching, early yearsSocial and Early Years care issues by studying the following topics: workforce and the many other education, social and health relatedEffective Caring; occupations.Effective Communication;Health, Illness and Disease.And 3 additional option units which could include; Common Illnesses anddiseases, Child Development Needs and provision for Elderly clients. Thisis the course if you have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in Healthand Social Care, working with the elderly, people with disabilities, specialneeds or early years.Course LeaderSharon EvansEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements.Assessed ByIn addition to the single assessment there are 2 further portfolios ofevidence and an additional written examination.Course Revision GuidesA number of materials are available online. There is no specific coursebook required.
  28. 28. Networking Faculty AS in ComputingEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level AQA AS Computing Student Book ISBN: 978-0-7487-8296-3Board Leads toAQA This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full ACourse Description level in this subject from this qualification.This is the traditional course that usually leads to studying ComputerScience at University. You will develop an understanding of the main Potential Careersprinciples of solving problems using computers. You will also learn Computing is a practical subject which will serve you well if you’re lookingpractical programming skills using VB and Pascal. The course also covers to follow a similarly practical subject while at University. You will havecomputer systems and how they work – i.e. communication between the learnt how to approach problem solving in a methodical way, and thisprocessor and memory, the binary number system etc. The AS course means that you will be able to apply these skills at University or if youconsists of 2 units. These units are question and answer exams, one is a choose to apply for a job. Degree subjects that you may want to applypractical exam on a computer. As stated this course is aimed at students for include engineering, computer science, or even combining one ofwanting a specialist computing qualification prior to studying computer these with another subject.science or a similar degree and demands fairly high levels of logic ormathematical ability. Student Comment I chose to study Computing because it is real life computing and you getCourse Leader to learn how computers work as opposed to just using them for work. IHaylee Green particularly enjoyed the programming element of the course and intend to continue my computing studies at university once I have finished my AKey Dates levels.January and May examinationsEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You should have a B Grade inGCSE Mathematics and a minimum of a Merit in the Technical Route forBTEC ICT L2.Assessed ByPortfolio of Evidence - Practical Examination, Written Examination
  29. 29. Networking Faculty A2 in ComputingEquivalency Leads to1 A Level This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asBoard points or grades for entry.AQA Potential CareersCourse Description Computing is a practical subject which will serve you well if you’re lookingThis is the traditional course that usually leads to studying Computer to follow a similarly practical subject while at University. You will haveScience at University. You will develop an understanding of the main learnt how to approach problem solving in a methodical way, and thisprinciples of solving problems using computers. You will also learn means that you will be able to apply these skills at University or if youpractical programming skills using VB and Pascal. The course also covers choose to apply for a job. Degree subjects that you may want to applycomputer systems and how they work – i.e. communication between the for include engineering, computer science, or even combining one ofprocessor and memory, the binary number system etc. The A2 course these with another subject.consists of 2 units. One of these units is a question and answer examand the final unit is a coursework project. As stated this course is aimed Student Commentat students wanting a specialist computing qualification prior to studying I chose to study Computing because it is real life computing and you getcomputer science or a similar degree and demands fairly high levels of to learn how computers work as opposed to just using them for work. Ilogic or mathematical ability. particularly enjoyed the programming element of the course and intend to continue my computing studies at university once I have finished my ACourse Leader levels.Haylee GreenKey DatesJanuary and May examinationsEntry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByPortfolio of Evidence - Practical Examination, Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesAQA A2 Computing Student Book ISBN: 978-0-7487-8298-7
  30. 30. Networking Faculty AS in Applied Information and Communication TechnologyEquivalency Leads to1 AS Level This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full ABoard level in this subject from this qualification.EDEXCEL Potential CareersCourse Description The Edexcel GCE in Applied ICT has been developed to provide a broadApplied ICT Single award is the right choice for students who want to educational basis for further training, further education or for moving intolearn more about ICT, and how it is used in the world. As we live in the appropriate employment within the ICT sector. This means that if youInformation Age, this course is clearly relevant, and would support both choose to follow ICT you will be able to continue studying ICT anduniversity applications and different career paths. You will learn about Computing related subjects at University. You will also have a skills basethe Information Age, and how ICT has changed the way the world works. that will allow you to work in the ICT sector.You will also gain practical skills in web design, databases, spreadsheets,animation, digital media etc. You will use these in Real World scenarios.Applied ICT will support the work you do in other subjects too, giving youskills that will transfer to other area. This course is mainly practicalcoursework, with an exam that is also practical.Course LeaderHaylee GreenKey DatesUnit 1 and 2 - February Improvements - May Unit 3 Exam - MayEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements . A minimum of a Merit in theTechnical Route for BTEC ICT Level 2.Assessed ByPortfolio of Evidence - Practical ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesGCE in Applied ICT: AS Students Book and CD ISBN: 9781903133804
  31. 31. Networking Faculty A2 in Applied Information and Communication TechnologyEquivalency Leads to1 A Level This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asBoard points or grades for entry.EDEXCEL Potential CareersCourse Description The Edexcel GCE in Applied ICT has been developed to provide a broadApplied ICT Single award is the right choice for students who want to educational basis for further training, further education or for moving intolearn more about ICT, and how it is used in the world. As we live in the appropriate employment within the ICT sector. This means that if youInformation Age, this course is clearly relevant, and would support both choose to follow ICT you will be able to continue studying ICT anduniversity applications and different career paths. You will learn how to Computing related subjects at University. You will also have a skills baseproject manage a multimedia product for a real life client. This will take that will allow you to work in the ICT sector.you through the stages of the product development lifecycle, recordingformal and informal communication accurately and professionally,creating supporting documentation that build to the handover andfeedback stages successfully. This provides you with key managementskills to transfer and utilise in future careers or university courses. Thiscourse is mainly practical coursework, with an exam that is also practical.Course LeaderHaylee GreenKey DatesUnit 8 & 10 - Deadline February, Improvements - May Unit 7 - Exam MayEntry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByPortfolio of Evidence - Practical ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesGCE in Applied ICT: A2 Students Book and CD ISBN: 9781903133781

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