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  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Networking Faculty AS in General Studies BEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level Regular reference to the media to follow contemporary issues within society.BoardAQA Leads to This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionCourse Description to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full AGeneral Studies is an A level which asks students to focus on a range of level in this subject from this qualification.contemporary issues across the whole of the curriculum. It is centredaround five areas of study: Science & Technology, Society & Politics, Arts Potential Careers& Media, Business & Industry, Beliefs & Values. Appropriate for all career planning.Students explore these themes independently, or in small groups, andstudents are encouraged to share their research findings with each otherand critically challenge viewpoints. There is a strong focus on developingcritical and independent research and thinking skills, and the ability toconstruct logical arguments. These are skills which are highly valued inHigher Education and employment and they also enhance other studies.The course enables students to broaden their studies and is an integralelement of the AQA Baccalaureate.Course LeaderStephen ThorneKey DatesGENB1 January 2012 GENB2 May 2012Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements.Assessed ByWritten Examination
  • Networking Faculty A2 in General Studies BEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 A Level Regular reference to the media to follow contemporary issues within society.BoardAQA Leads to This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionCourse Description to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full AA2 General Studies is an A level which builds on the topics covered at AS level in this subject from this qualification.Level, focusing on a range of contemporary issues across the whole ofthe curriculum. It is centred around five areas of study: Science & Potential CareersTechnology, Society & Politics, Arts & Media, Business & Industry, Beliefs Appropriate for all career planning.& Values.Students explore these themes independently, or in small groups, andstudents are encouraged to share their research findings with each otherand critically challenge viewpoints. There is a strong focus on developingcritical and independent research and thinking skills, and the ability toconstruct logical arguments. These are skills which are highly valued inHigher Education and employment and they also enhance other studies.The course enables students to broaden their studies, and demonstrate abreadth of study and understanding at full Level 3 standard.Course LeaderStephen ThorneKey DatesGENB3 January 2012 GENB4 May 2012Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Written Examination
  • Networking Faculty Other accredited courses/studiesEquivalency Potential CareersN/A Students may wish, in some cases, to select courses or activities which have a vocational link to their intended career path or Higher EducationBoard course; for example, teaching, medicine, the care services, etc.-Course DescriptionStudents may choose to take part in other studies beyond theiraccredited courses, such as Open University modules, Duke of EdinburghAward activities, Community Sports Leaders Award, First Aid courses.These will allow them to customise their wider studies to enhance theirCVs and portfolios with a view to their progression at the end of Post 16studies.Course LeaderStephen ThorneKey DatesThese will vary depending on the specific options selected.Entry RequirementsAll students must select at least one option from the Wider Core Studiesoptions. There are no academic entry requirements for this option,though prior knowledge or expertise may be required in some cases.Assessed ByThis will vary according to the option selected.Course Revision GuidesThis will vary according to the specific option chosen.Leads toThis will vary according to the option chosen.
  • Networking Faculty P16 Core PEEquivalency Leads toN/A Level 2 Sports Leadership AwardBoard Potential CareersSports Leaders UK This is a valuable qualification for anyone wishing to pursue an interest in sport. Employers and universities will also value the fact that it shows aCourse Description breadth to your studies.This is a practical PE lesson, allowing students the opportunity to beinvolved in physical exercise activities. There will be an opportunity tocombine this with Level 2 Sports Leaders Award.The Level 2 Sports Leadership Award will give students the chance todevelop their organisation, motivation and communication skills, whilstalso focusing on positive role models in Sport, how to mentor others, andhow to use leadership skills in a variety of settings. Students will berequired to demonstrate Sports Leadership for a period of 10 hoursoverall, as part of this courseCourse LeaderStephen ThorneKey DatesNot applicable.Entry RequirementsAll students must select at least one option from the Wider Core Studiesoptions. There are no academic entry requirements for this option.Assessed ByStudents must complete 48 guided learning hours, including 10 hoursdemonstrating leadership. They must complete 8 units of work.Course Revision GuidesNot applicable
  • Networking Faculty VolunteeringEquivalency Potential CareersN/A Students may wish, in some cases, to select volunteering activities which have a vocational link to their intended career path or Higher EducationBoard course; for example, teaching, medicine, the care services, etc. In some- cases there is an expectation that a student will have had practicalCourse Description vocational experience, and volunteering provides such an opportunity.Students choose a regular voluntary activity from a range of optionsinternally, or externally, or may select their own volunteering activity.This should equate to at least one hour a week on average. Some of theactivities on offer include the Right to Read programme, classroomsupport, charity work and working with community groups. Theseactivities can be personalised so that students can enhance their CVs andprofiles in preparation for progression at the end of Post 16 studies.Course LeaderStephen ThorneKey DatesStudents are expected to set up their volunteering placement within twoweeks.Entry RequirementsAll students must select at least one option from the Wider Core Studiesoptions. There are no academic entry requirements. Some options mayrequire expertise, other qualifications, and or CRB checks.Assessed ByNot applicable. Students maintain a regular blog/record of theiractivities.Course Revision GuidesNot applicableLeads toThis will vary according to the option chosen.
  • Networking Faculty Extended ProjectEquivalency Assessed By1/3 A Level Coursework - Portfolio of Evidence - Practical Demonstration / AssignmentBoardAQA - City & Guilds and EDEXCEL Leads to This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toCourse Description higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asAll Level 3 students are offered the opportunity to study for the Extended points or grades for entry.Project (Level 3) as part of their core studies. This allows students theopportunity to demonstrate breadth of study and independent research Potential Careersand study skills beyond their main studies, which will lead to a Level 3 This course will be highly regarded by universities as part of yourqualification and an enhanced study profile and CV. application for a place. Employers will also value the fact that it shows aThe Extended Project is completely different to all other Level 3 courses. breadth to your studies. Universities and employers will be attracted byIt has no set content and students choose their own topics and form of the level of independent research and expertise required for the EPQ aspresentation. It is an excellent way of undertaking wider and deeper these are highly desirable skills.research into an area related to one of the individual A level subjects, orit can be based on a completely unrelated topic. It will help to develop Student Commentand demonstrate Completing the Extended Project has made me understand that everyone1. Independent research skills and independent learning, has unique ways of how to complete projects and it has made me a more2. Independent decision making and strategic planning, independent learner. Its allowed me to trust my own abilities without3. Problem solving and critical thinking, having constantly to check whether I am doing it right. This growth in4. Use of new technologies, such as ICT and media. my self-confidence is very important and will be a great help as IEach of these skills will be highly valued by universities and employers. progress to university. This is also important in helping me to move to aThis is a full Level 3 qualification and so the full range of grades from A*- career in journalism as it is similar in many aspects to journalisticE are available; it carries up to 90 UCAS points. research and practice. In addition; the project has aided my critical thinking skills. It has made me analyse sources in more depth, such asCourse Leader my conspiracy theory on the Bwrdd yr Iaith Gymraegs census resultsStephen Thorne and Dave Allard being fixed to make them look more important than they possibly are.Key DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements.
  • Networking Faculty BaccalaureateEquivalency Assessed By1/3 A Level CourseworkBoard Course Revision GuidesAQA AQA Extended Project: Student Companion by Paul Bowers-Isaacson, Mary JamesCourse DescriptionThe AQA Baccalaureate is an over-arching qualification which brings Leads totogether all of the courses studied by a student at Level 3. It gives This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tostudents the opportunity to develop and demonstrate in-depth, wider, higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asand independent learning, as well as a range of enrichment activities. points or grades for entry.Students studying for the AQA Baccalaureate must complete a range ofcomponents: Potential Careers1. 3 A levels, This course will be highly regarded by universities as part of your2. AS or A2 General Studies, application for a place. Employers will also value the fact that it shows a3. Extended Project Qualification. breadth to your studies. Universities and employers will be attracted by4. Enrichment activities (personal development, community activities, the level of independent research and expertise required for the EPQ aswork-related activities) – a minimum of 100 hours. these are highly desirable skills.This recognises the all-round achievement of students, including theirwider activities beyond their academic studies. It demonstrates that a Student Commentstudent has achieved a rounded education and will, therefore, enhance I guess the entire experience has given me a taste of accomplishment. ItHigher Education and employment opportunities. The AQA Baccalaureate has been hard work completing all the hours but it was fun andis graded at Distinction, Merit or Pass, dependent on the grades achieved meritocracy does exist. With this in mind, this qualification will remind meby a student in the three A Levels and EPQ. that no matter how tough times become, there is always a solution and I can achieve my goals.Course LeaderStephen Thorne The Baccalaureate was superb to complete. I would recommend it to everybody who has ever been afraid to try something new as it, in aKey Dates positive way, forces you to partake in new activities. Without completingSubmission of portfolio end of April 2012 it, I would never have tried half the things I have done. The Baccalaureate has been a constant learning process so I would alsoEntry Requirements recommend it to people who want to find out more about themselves: IRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. have certainly learnt that I am stronger than I thought.
  • Networking Faculty AS in PhilosophyEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Two equally weighted units, available in January and June assessed by a written 90 minute paper.BoardAQA Course Revision Guides Support material on the VLE and prescribed textCourse DescriptionModule 1 – PHIL1 Introduction to Philosophy 1 - a broad introduction to Leads tothe central themes of philosophy, which considers the both contemporary This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toand ancient philosophy. The debate between rationalism and empiricism higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asare central concerns and are explored using the texts of Hume, Plato, points or grades for entry.Descartes and Nietzsche. Some of the issues considered include: whyshould I be governed? why should I be moral, the idea of God and the Student Commentconcept of Persons. Module 2 – PHIL2 Introduction to Philosophy 2 – this This has really made me understand how much I think I know whenunit raises both epistemological and metaphysical questions concerning really everything ordinary is not ordinary at all. This lesson has made methe nature and extent of human experience. The issues covered include not accept things at face value.Realism, Representative Realism, Idealism, Tolerance, the value of art,God and the world, and Free will and determinism. This is the first timethe course has run at Rawlins and there is plenty of scope for students tocontribute to the delivery of the course. There will be one lesson in coreand one lesson in enhancement per week, which means that extensiveindependent study will be required to achieve the highest grades.Course LeaderHelen StocksKey DatesJanuary and June examinationsEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. GCSE English at grade C orabove.
  • Networking Faculty A2 in PhilosophyEquivalency Assessed By1 A Level Two units available in June only; PHIL3 is worth 30% of the A2 assessed by a one hour examination; PHIL4 worth 20% of the A2 assessed by aBoard ninety minute examination.AQA Course Revision GuidesCourse Description Support material on the VLE and prescribed textAt A2 the specification enables students to further develop theirunderstanding of key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and Leads totechniques. There will be opportunity to specialise further, selecting two This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tothemes to study in depth and focusing on philosophical problems through higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asthe study of a key text. Unit 3: Key Themes in Philosophy (PHIL3) Unit points or grades for entry.4: Philosophical Problems (PHIL4).Course LeaderHelen StocksKey DatesExamination in June 2013Entry RequirementsAvailable to all students on successful completion of AS Philosophy.
  • Networking Faculty BTEC Certificate in IT (Year One)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.EDEXCEL Potential CareersCourse Description Appropriate as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for access to P16This course is aimed at students wanting to continue their ICT skills in a studies and/or training, with a key focus on Graphics design, Websimilar BTEC format they are used to, understanding ICT skills in real development, Animation, General Purpose ICT applications andworld scenarios – with a heavy creative and graphical spin on most units Communication Techniquesof work. Moving on to study in-depth areas of ICT in real world examplesyou will understand: Effective communication and employability skills inICT; Computer systems including hardware, software and computermaintenance; Website production and management; Computer Graphics.Course LeaderHaylee GreenKey DatesEnd of term deadlines for units of coursework Unit 1 Christmas Unit 30Christmas Unit 2 May Improvements June - JulyEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements . You should have achieved atleast a Merit or above in the BTEC Level 2 ICT qualification on theCreative Graphics RouteAssessed ByCoursework - E-Assessment -Portfolio of Evidence - PracticalDemonstration / Assignment / ReportsCourse Revision GuidesBTEC Level 3 National IT student book 1 ISBN: 9781846909283 andStudent book 2 ISBN: 9781846909290
  • Networking Faculty BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in IT (Year Two)Equivalency 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 Appropriate as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for access toThis course is aimed at students wanting to continue their ICT skills in a further studies and/or training, with a key focus on Graphics design, Websimilar BTEC format they are used to, understanding ICT skills in real development, Animation, General Purpose ICT applications andworld scenarios – with a heavy creative and graphical spin on most units Communication Techniques.of work. Moving on to study in-depth areas of ICT in real world examplesyou will understand: Website production and management; Clientsidecustomisation of websites; Computer animation & Graphics.Course LeaderHaylee GreenKey DatesEnd of term deadlines for units of courseworkEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements . You need to achieve a Merit orabove at Year 12 to continue to A2Assessed ByCoursework - E-Assessment - Oral Examination - Portfolio of Evidence -Practical Demonstration / AssignmentCourse Revision GuidesBTEC Level 3 National IT student book 1 ISBN: 9781846909283 andStudent book 2 ISBN: 9781846909290
  • Communication Faculty AS in English Literature AEquivalency Key Dates1 AS Level Published in SeptemberBoard Entry RequirementsAQA Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achieved at least a grade C at GCSE in English Language AND in English Literature.Course DescriptionWe currently offer the AQA A Level course in English Literature. For AS Assessed Byour chosen option is The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature. Titles of pieces will be decided by the end of the term, before theStudents will be expected to complete a lot of reading outside lesson Christmas holiday. Final drafts will be completed by February half term.time; we want them to approach the course with independence, Students are required to complete two essays for their coursework. Theenthusiasm and creativity. Apathy is not an option. An independent written examination takes place in May.approach is essential; students will find the course more rewarding whenthey work this way. Leads toIf students are absent they must catch up work missed. Excellent This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionattendance is one of the keys to success. to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full AThe course promotes informed, independent reading. Ideally they will level in this subject from this qualification.become exploratory literary critics, pursuing their own interests andtracing connections between texts. Potential CareersOur Aims English Literature is an Arts subject and so lends itself to a variety ofTo Inspire and encourage our students to read widely and enjoy a variety careers, including teaching, journalism, and many more. The texts weof texts from a number of different periods/genres; read are demanding, and will improve your analytical and reading skillsTo develop their skills in reading and analysis; which are ideal in many different career areas. Our students go on toTo encourage our students to become sensitive readers of literature; successful University careers. We also offer practice interview panels forTo prepare students for University courses; those students who are intending to study English at University.To encourage independence of thought and independent study.We also recognise that students at the start of their AS course are only a Student Commentterm away from their GCSEs and we take this into account in the Come with an open mind and a passion for reading.planning and delivery of lessons.Course LeaderKathryn Ogden
  • Communication Faculty A2 in English Literature AEquivalency 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 English Literature is an Arts subject and so lends itself to a variety ofA personal voice is a necessity... careers, including teaching, journalism, and many more. The texts we read are demanding, and will improve your analytical and reading skillsAt A2, the specification synthesizes the skills and learning of the whole which are ideal in many different career areas. Our students go on tocourse. Students prepare for a paper containing unprepared passages for successful University careers. We also offer practice interview panels forclose study, comparison and critical commentary on a theme (for the those students who are intending to study English at University.next four years this will be Love through the Ages). Students areencouraged to reflect on ways of reading and writing about texts. We Student Commentread widely across the genres and students will be provided with a The A2 course requires independence; there is plenty of choice in termsdetailed reading list. of texts and coursework titles.Course LeaderKathryn OgdenKey DatesTitles of pieces will be decided by the end of the term, before theChristmas holiday. Final Drafts will be completed by February half term.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByThe examination is entitled Reading for Meaning and is worth 60% ofmarks this year. The examination questions allow the students anopportunity to explore their wider reading; we will focus on a full range oftexts from January onwards and allow several
  • Communication Faculty AS in English Language AEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Assessment is by two pieces of coursework: the first is a creative production with an analysis of lexical, grammatical and syntactical choicesBoard made. The second piece is a collection of, between three and five, textsAQA on a representation chosen by the studentCourse Description Leads toEnglish Language is the study of how people use language in a wide This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionvariety of situations and what we can learn about how the social to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Abackground of a person, their gender, their age and ethnicity and even level in this subject from this qualification.where they come from can have a huge impact on the way theycommunicate. Potential Careers English Language is an Arts subject and so lends itself to a variety ofIn the autumn term of Year 12 we look closely at grammatical structures careers, including teaching, journalism, Human Resources, fast track civiland word classes and consider how they are manipulated for effect. This service and many more. The texts we read are demanding, and willprovides the foundation for everything students will cover through the improve your analytical and reading skills which are ideal in manyrest of the year and into Year 13, if they continue with the course. We different career areas. Our students go on to successful Universityalso study different modes of communication: written, spoken and careers.blended - language that is meant to be spoken but is presented inwritten form such as: texting, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter. In the spring Student Commentterm we look at how children acquire spoken and written language. I chose English Language A level because I enjoyed and was successful at GCSE. I particularly enjoyed learning about Child Language AcquisitionCourse Leader and putting Grammar into action by making videos.Deborah WoodKey DatesCompletion of both pieces of coursework by end of March 2013. ExamMay 2013.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. Grade C at GCSE EnglishLanguage
  • Communication Faculty A2 in English Language AEquivalency Assessed By1 A Level Assessment is, again, by two pieces of coursework. One piece being an investigation in to spoken language; the other being an interventionBoard which challenges received theories andor stereotypes. Students will beAQA expected to read widely around the subject.Course Description Leads toEnglish Language is the study of how people use language in a wide This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tovariety of situations and what we can learn about how the social higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asbackground of a person, their gender, their age and ethnicity and even points or grades for entry.where they come from can have a huge impact on the way theycommunicate. Potential Careers English Language is an Arts subject and so lends itself to a variety ofThe course is geared towards the analysis of language, both written and careers, including teaching, journalism, Human Resources, fast track civilspoken, and requires students to learn and use technical terminology to service and many more. The texts we read are demanding, and willdo this accurately and confidently. In Year 13 we look at how the English improve your analytical and reading skills which are ideal in manyLanguage has evolved and changed throughout the centuries, beginning different career areas. Our students go on to successful Universityin 300BC. We also consider the English Language as a social concept, careers.considering gender, ethnicity, occupation, political correctness, regionaland world usage and differences. Student Comment I was successful at AS and enjoyed it so was keen to carry on. GenderCourse Leader was fascinating and it is interesting to learn how the English LanguageDeborah Wood has evolved and changed over the centuries.Key Dates1 piece of coursework due by Mid April1 piece of coursework due by beginning of MayExam in June.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).
  • Communication Faculty AS in FrenchEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level AQA AS French Nelson Thornes Elan 1 Oxford University PressBoard Grammar workbook Oxford University PressAQA Self study guide Oxford University PressCourse Description Leads toThe course has been designed to give a profound understanding of the This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionlanguage, the thematic nature of the specification will be France, its’ to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Ageography, institutions and contemporary culture. The AS will develop an level in this subject from this qualification.understanding and application of the grammatical system. Students willlearn to manipulate the language accurately to organise facts and ideas, Potential Careersto present explanations, opinions and information in both speech and The importance of a foreign language at advanced level cannot bewriting. They will develop the ability to be creative and imaginative when underestimated. Language skills are highly valued by academiccommunicating in speech and writing as well as to use appropriate institutions and employers both nationally and internationally.registers. Candidates will also explore aspects of the society, culture andcommunities of France and countries where the language is used. Student CommentStudying French at A Level is more challenging than that studied at GCSE Studying French at A-Level develops more than the obvious skills. Aslevel. If you work diligently and methodically from the start you will find well as enabling you to communicate with others from around the world,your competence and confidence increasing rapidly. it allows you to gain in confidence as you learn to express yourself effectively.Course Leader The wide range of skills that I have picked up in French lessons isRachel McQuail extremely versatile and may be applied to many other subject areas. I have greatly enjoyed studying French for the past 4 years, myKey Dates experiences leading me to continue my studies in this subject atMock Orals - March, University.Orals - April/May.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achievedat least Grade C in GCSE FrenchAssessed ByListening - Reading - Writing Unit 1 (70%) Oral Exam Unit 2 (30%)
  • Communication Faculty A2 in FrenchEquivalency Assessed By1 A Level Oral (15%) Examination - Listening, Reading, Writing - Written Examination 35% of total A LevelBoardAQA Course Revision Guides AQA A2 French Nelson ThornesCourse Description Kerboodle online resourceIn the second year you will study the Environment, the Multicultural Films to support course: Amélie, Délicatessen, Micmacs, La HaineSociety and Contemporary Social Issues and continue to develop Elan 2 Oxford University Pressknowledge of language, language skills and an appreciation of culturalaspects of France and countries where the language is used. The A2 will Leads todevelop a deeper understanding and application of the grammatical This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tosystem. Students will learn to manipulate the language accurately, to higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asorganise facts and ideas, to present explanations, opinions and points or grades for entry.information in both speech and writing. They will develop the ability to becreative and imaginative when communicating in speech and writing as Potential Careerswell as to use appropriate registers. Candidates will also explore aspects The importance of a foreign language at advanced level cannot beof the society, culture and communities of France and countries where underestimated. Language skills are highly valued by academicthe language is used. Students are expected to be able to conduct institutions and employers both nationally and internationally.personal research into cultural topics on a region and film director. Thesewill be examined in detail in the written and the speaking exams. If you Student Commentwork diligently and methodically during the A2 course you will find your Studying French at A-Level develops more than the obvious skills. Ascompetence and confidence increasing rapidly. well as enabling you to communicate with others from around the world, it allows you to gain in confidence as you learn to express yourselfCourse Leader effectively.Rachel McQuail The wide range of skills that I have picked up in French lessons is extremely versatile and may be applied to many other subject areas. IKey Dates have greatly enjoyed studying French for the past 4 years, myMock Orals - March, experiences leading me to continue my studies in this subject atOrals - April/May. University.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).
  • Communication Faculty AS in SpanishEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Listening - Reading - Written Examination (70%) Oral Exam (30%)Board Course Revision GuidesAQA AQA AS Spanish Nelson ThornesCourse Description Leads toThis course is designed to develop knowledge of language, language This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionskills and an appreciation by students of cultural aspects of Spain and to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Acountries where the language is used. The thematic nature of the level in this subject from this qualification.specification will be Spain, its’ geography, institutions and contemporaryculture. The AS will develop an understanding and application of the Potential Careersgrammatical system. Students will learn to manipulate the language The importance of a foreign language at advanced level cannot beaccurately to organise facts and ideas, to present explanations, opinions underestimated. Language skills are highly valued by academicand information in both speech and writing. They will develop the ability institutions and employers both nationally and internationallyto be creative and imaginative when communicating in speech andwriting as well as to use appropriate registers. Candidates will also Student Commentexplore aspects of the society, culture and communities of Spain and Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world, andcountries where the language is used. Studying Spanish at A Level is studying it at A-Level has given me the skills necessary to communicatemore challenging than that studied at GCSE level. If you work diligently with people from a wide range of cultures.and methodically from the start you will find your competence and I feel that this subject at A-Level in a small group has been a greatconfidence increasing rapidly. advantage. Having a smaller student to teacher ratio has enabled our class to really get to know one another and our teacher, with lots ofCourse Leader opportunities to practice our spoken Spanish.Rachel McQuail Having studied 2 languages alongside one another, I have enjoyed developing my linguistic skills in an extremely supportive department.Key DatesMock Orals - March,Orals - April/May.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achievedat least Grade C in GCSE Spanish
  • Communication Faculty A2 in SpanishEquivalency Assessed By1 A Level Speaking (15%) Examination - Listening, Reading, Writing - Written Examination - 35% of total A LevelBoardAQA Course Revision Guides AQA A2 Spanish Nelson Thornes - Films: Guillermo del Toro - Internet:Course Description YouTube videosThis course is designed to develop knowledge of language, languageskills and an appreciation by students of cultural aspects of Spain and Leads tocountries where the language is used. The thematic nature of the This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tospecification will be Spain, the geography of the country, the institutions higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asand contemporary culture. The A2 will develop understanding and points or grades for entry.application of the grammatical system. Students will learn to manipulatethe language accurately, to organise facts and ideas, to present Potential Careersexplanations, opinions and information in both speech and writing. They The importance of a foreign language at advanced level cannot bewill develop the ability to be creative and imaginative when underestimated. Language skills are highly valued by academiccommunicating in speech and writing as well as to use appropriate institutions and employers both nationally and internationallyregisters. Candidates will also explore aspects of the society, culture andcommunities of Spain and countries where the language is used. Student CommentStudents are expected to be able to conduct personal research into Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world, andcultural topics on a region and film director. These will be examined in studying it at A-Level has given me the skills necessary to communicatedetail in the written and the speaking exams. If you work diligently and with people from a wide range of cultures.methodically during the A2 course you will find your competence and I feel that this subject at A-Level in a small group has been a greatconfidence increasing rapidly. advantage. Having a smaller student to teacher ratio has enabled our class to really get to know one another and our teacher, with lots ofCourse Leader opportunities to practice our spoken Spanish.Rachel McQuail Having studied two languages alongside one another, I have enjoyed developing my linguistic skills in an extremely supportive department.Key DatesMock Orals - March,Orals - April/May.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).
  • Communication Faculty AS in English Language/LiteratureEquivalency Entry Requirements1 AS Level Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achieved a Grade C in GCSE English Language and English Literature.BoardAQA Assessed By Coursework and examinations.Course DescriptionCome with an open mind and a passion for language and literature - you Leads towill be expected to read widely around both components. The This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tospecification aims to develop students understanding of English higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asLanguage and Literature as a combined discipline, drawing on their points or grades for entry.experiences at GCSE as well as offering a meaningful foundation for thestudy of English beyond GCE level. The specification aims to give Potential Careersstudents opportunities to play to their strengths and deepen their English Language is an Arts subject and so lends itself to a variety ofenjoyment by offering a great deal of choice within its parameters. To careers, including teaching, journalism, Human Resources and manythis end, there will be elements of choice within the specification. more. The texts we read are demanding, and will improve your analyticalThe course will appeal to students who have enjoyed both English and reading skills which are ideal in many different career areas. OurLanguage and Literature at GCSE and who wish to continue studying students go on to successful University careers. We also offer practiceboth subjects. The course will be two units: Unit 1 - ELLA1 - is mainly interview panels for those students who are intending to study English atliterature based. Integrated Analysis and Text production (50% of AS, University.25% of A Level) Students will read a minimum of two set texts, acombination of drama and prose, upon which they will be examined.They will cover literary and stylistic issues and an element of creativeproduction. Unit 2 - ELLA2 - mainly language based. Analysing Speechand Its Representation (50% of AS, 25% of A Level) Students will read aminimum of one set text where they will need to analyse speech and itsconventions closely; the exam will include analysis of an unseen text.Course LeadersDeborah Wood and Kathryn OgdenKey DatesCoursework due and examinations in May and June.
  • Communication Faculty A2 in English Language/LiteratureEquivalency Entry Requirements1 A2 Level Candidates gaining a D or above at AS level will be eligible for this courseBoard Assessed ByAQA Coursework and examinations.Course Description Leads to This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toAt A2, the specification includes coursework as a means of developing higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asintegrated literary and linguistic analysis. Candidates demonstrate the points or grades for entry.use of appropriate terminology when analysing set texts. Poetry textsare included at A2 level: Potential Careers English Language is an Arts subject and so lends itself to a variety ofThe course is divided into two units. Unit 3 ELLA3 looks at comparative careers, including teaching, journalism, Human Resources and manyanalysis and text adaptation. This unit will focus on the skills of textual more. The texts we read are demanding, and will improve your analyticalre-casting so as to develop and strengthen candidates’ production skills. and reading skills which are ideal in many different career areas. OurThis unit tests the ability of candidates to use appropriate terminology to students go on to successful University careers. We also offer practicesupport their analysis and asks them to compare different types of text interview panels for those students who are intending to study English atincluding those from literary and non-literary contexts, speech students University.need to write fluently and coherently. This unit is worth 30 per cent ofthe A Level qualification. Unit 4 ELLA4 is a coursework unit which has afocus on comparative analysis through independent study. Candidatesmust show evidence of a drafting process in their coursework and it istherefore a requirement to submit one draft with their final assessedpiece. This unit is worth 20 per cent of the A level qualification.Course LeadersDeborah Wood and Kathryn OgdenKey DatesCoursework due and examinations in June.
  • Communication Faculty GCSE English (Retake)Equivalency Assessed By Formal examination - Oral response - Controlled assessmentBoardAQA Course Revision Guides CGP GCSE English Lang/Lit/Eng Collins English Lang/Lit/EngCourse DescriptionThe English course is a combined course that encompasses the deliveryof English Language and English Literature culminating in a single awardfor English. The modules studied allow students to explore their creativitywhilst at the same time exploring other idea and concepts throughliterature. The modules studied are as follows:Understanding and Producing Non-Fiction Texts – Exam. Analysis ofMedia and non-fiction texts.Speaking and Listening – A range of speaking and listening tasks.Understanding and Producing creative texts – Study of a range of poetry,a Shakespeare play and a play/novel from the English Literary Heritage.Course LeaderKey DatesUnderstanding Creative Texts Part 1 OctoberUnderstanding Creative Texts Part 2 NovemberUnderstanding Creative Texts Part 3 JanuaryProducing Creative Texts Part 1 FebruaryProducing Creative Texts Part 1 MarchEnglish Exam MayEntry RequirementsAvailable to KS5 students who did not achieve A* to C at GCSE.
  • Innovation Faculty AS in Design and Technology: Product Design (Graphics)Equivalency 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 Many students who study Product Design go to university to studyThe structure of this course allows students to develop a range of skills subjects such as Product Design, or Manufacturing, Industrial Design,and outcomes from AS and apply these to a design and make project at engineering or architecture. However, an A level in Product Design isn’tAdvanced level (A2). The course further develops knowledge and just for those students who want to specialise in these areas. It allowsunderstanding of, and skills and application in, designing products. you to add a creative slant to other subjects you choose. You will learn aStudents will also develop their research, analysis, product development, number of skills, such as presenting work, developing ideas, problemproject planning and evaluation skills. solving, improving communication, which are all skills which can be transferred into most careers.Course LeaderJackie Taylor Student Comment I chose Product Design because I enjoy developing my ideas and doingKey Dates practical work. It is a fun and exciting subject which allows me to beCoursework deadline: March creative and put my skills into practice in the workshop - it is a complete contrast to my other subjects and I like this variety in my studies.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achievedat least Grade C in GCSE Product Design. If you have not studiedProduct Design at GCSE you will be required to attend an interview andproduce a portfolio of your work in April of Year Eleven.Assessed ByCoursework - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesEdexcel A Level Design and Technology for Product Design: GraphicProducts, 3rd edition by Mr Jon Attwood and Mr Geoff Hancock
  • Innovation Faculty A2 in Design and Technology: Product Design (Graphics)Equivalency Potential Careers1 A Level Many students who study Product Design go to university to study subjects such as Product Design, or Manufacturing, Industrial Design,Board engineering or architecture. However, an A level in Product Design isn’tEDEXCEL just for those students who want to specialise in these areas. It allows you to add a creative slant to other subjects you choose. You will learn aCourse Description number of skills, such as presenting work, developing ideas, problemThe structure of this course allows students to develop a range of skills solving, improving communication, which are all skills which can beand outcomes, demonstrating their creativity. The course also develops transferred into most careers.knowledge and understanding of, and skills and application in, designingproducts. Students will also develop their research, analysis, product Student Commentdevelopment, project planning and evaluation skills. The A2 product design course allows you to lead your own study, following trends which you find interesting whilst working with a real lifeCourse Leader client. The equipment that we use is of a high standard which allows usJackie Taylor to work with a wide range of different materials.Key DatesCoursework deadline: MarchEntry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Written ExaminationCourse Revision Guides‘Edexcel A Level Design and Technology for Product Design: GraphicProducts, 3rd edition’ by Mr Jon Attwood and Mr Geoff HancockLeads toThis qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tohigher education or employment. The qualification can be counted aspoints or grades for entry.
  • Innovation Faculty AS in StatisticsEquivalency 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.AQA Potential CareersCourse Description The increasing statistical content of degree and other Higher EducationStatistics is concerned with the collection, analysis and interpretation of courses and the study of statistics as part of many professionaldata and is designed to develop an understanding of the design and qualifications in employment makes Statistics a sensible choice for anyanalysis of experiments, testing of results and the interpretation and student with sound mathematical ability. Every year some students go onpresentation of findings. As such it complements subjects such as to study Applied Statistics at degree level and graduates in this area findBusiness Studies, Economics, Biology, Geography, Sociology, Psychology employment with relative ease. Students who pursue studies in otherand Sports Studies, most of which use statistical methods in their areas will find AS / A2 Statistics an excellent preparation for thecourses. However, we also commonly have successful students who increasing statistical content of degree courses. Scientific research,choose Statistics to introduce breadth to their other studies in subjects design and development; management services and computing; financialsuch as Art, Performing Arts, English, Film and Media. work; statistical work; teaching.Course Leader Student CommentKaren Cotterill I decided to take on Statistics due to the fact I quite enjoyed Maths at GCSE. I certainly made the right choice. The way the course is taughtKey Dates allows you to stay on top of the work you are doing and it is unusual toJanuary - Statistics 1, June - Statistics 2 and Statistics 3 have any bits at the side that you do not understand; which is a nice break if your other subjects are particularly theory or essay-based. I alsoEntry Requirements found that it is a subject people do well in. If you are struggling toRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achieved choose enough options Statistics is a good one. It is also a popularat least Grade B in GCSE Maths at Higher Tier. subject so you will always be able to find someone to help you.Assessed ByCoursework - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesMaterials will all be produced by the Statistics department
  • Innovation Faculty A2 in StatisticsEquivalency 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 The increasing statistical content of degree and other Higher EducationStatistics is concerned with the collection, analysis and interpretation of courses and the study of statistics as part of many professionaldata and is designed to develop an understanding of the design and qualifications in employment makes Statistics a sensible choice for anyanalysis of experiments, testing of results and the interpretation and student with sound mathematical ability. Every year some students go onpresentation of findings. As such it complements subjects such as to study Applied Statistics at degree level and graduates in this area findBusiness Studies, Economics, Biology, Geography, Sociology, Psychology employment with relative ease. Students who pursue studies in otherand Sports Studies, most of which use statistical methods in their areas will find AS / A2 Statistics an excellent preparation for thecourses. However, we also commonly have successful students who increasing statistical content of degree courses. Scientific research,choose Statistics to introduce breadth to their other studies in subjects design and development; management services and computing; financialsuch as Art, Performing Arts, English, Film and Media. work; statistical work; teaching.Course Leader Student CommentKaren Cotterill I decided to take on Statistics due to the fact I quite enjoyed Maths at GCSE. I certainly made the right choice. The way the course is taughtKey Dates allows you to stay on top of the work you are doing and it is unusual toJanuary - Statistics 4, June - Statistics 5 and Statistics 6 have any bits at the side that you do not understand; which is a nice break if your other subjects are particularly theory or essay-based. I alsoEntry Requirements found that it is a subject people do well in. If you are struggling toA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better). choose enough options Statistics is a good one. It is also a popular subject so you will always be able to find someone to help you.Assessed ByCoursework - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesMaterials will all be produced by the Statistics department
  • Innovation Faculty AS in Further MathematicsEquivalency 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.AQA Potential CareersCourse Description Scientific research, design and development; management services andThis course is for students who have already chosen AS level computing; financial work; statistical work; teaching. Students takingMathematics and wish to study the subject in even greater depth. The Further Mathematics would normally aim to go on to do a MathematicsFurther Pure 1 module is designed to extend work covered in your degree, or a degree that has a high mathematical content, such asMathematics AS course, plus some new ideas that are a basis for A2 Physics or Astrophysics. In particular, it is almost becoming an essentialFurther maths. In the Statistics module you will study the methods of requirement for the top universities for the above courses. As with A levelprobability and how they can be applied to practical situations. The Mathematics it would be an excellent preparation for other courses, suchDecision 2 module takes some of the ideas from Decision 1 and extends as Chemistry, Combined Sciences, Computing and It, Accounting,them further as well as introducing new areas of study that may be Business Studies, Economics, Mechanical Engineering and Design.related to problems in business or economics.Course LeaderPhill GreenwoodKey DatesJanuary Modules - Decision 2, Statistics 1. Summer Module - FurtherPure 1Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achievedeither at least a grade A or A* at GCSE MathematicsAssessed ByCoursework - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesMaterials will all be produced by the Mathematics department
  • Innovation Faculty A2 in Further MathematicsEquivalency Potential Careers1 A Level Scientific research, design and development; management services and computing; financial work; statistical work; teaching. Students takingBoard Further Mathematics would normally aim to go on to do a MathematicsAQA degree, or a degree that has a high mathematical content, such as Physics or Astrophysics. In particular, it is almost becoming an essentialCourse Description requirement for the top universities for the above courses. As with A levelThis course is for students who have already chosen A2 level Mathematics it would be an excellent preparation for other courses, suchMathematics and wish to study the subject in even greater depth. as Chemistry, Combined Sciences, Computing and It, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Mechanical Engineering and Design.Course LeaderPhill GreenwoodKey DatesJanuary Module - Further Pure 4, Summer Modules Further Pure 2 andFurther Pure 3Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesMaterials will all be produced by the Mathematics departmentLeads toThis qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tohigher education or employment. The qualification can be counted aspoints or grades for entry.
  • Innovation Faculty AS in MathematicsEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level Materials will all be produced by the Mathematics departmentBoard 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.This course is suitable for students who enjoyed Mathematics at GCSElevel and having gained strong mathematical skills wish to study the Potential Careerssubject in greater depth. The course mainly concerns itself with Mathematical skills and mathematical thinking are widely used by careersdeveloping the more abstract and algebraic ideas introduced at GCSE, in areas such as Industry, Engineering, Commerce, Accountancy, Bankingalthough it does include the application of maths to Statistics and and Insurance, Public service and Education.Mechanics. In simple terms we put an emphasis on algebra, graphs,number patterns and trigonometry, with some more handling data along Student Commentwith some maths used in Physics. Traditionally, Mathematics and Physics If I had looked at the maths I am studying now, a year ago I neverhas been a popular combination, but it also complements subjects such would have thought that I would have been capable of understanding it.as Chemistry, Computing, and Economics/Business Studies. Nevertheless, I can now, and it makes me feel so clever!we regularly get successful students who choose Mathematics to broadentheir studies post 16 and often take subjects like English, Geography,Design, Languages and Music.Course LeaderPhill GreenwoodKey DatesJanuary Modules - Core 1. Summer Modules - Decision 1 and Core 2.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achievedat least Grade B in GCSE Maths at Higher Tier.Assessed ByCoursework - Written Examination
  • Innovation Faculty A2 in MathematicsEquivalency 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 Mathematical skills and mathematical thinking are widely used by careersThis course is suitable for students who enjoyed Mathematics at AS level in areas such as Industry, Engineering, Commerce, Accountancy, Bankingand having gained strong mathematical skills wish to study the subject in and Insurance, Public service and Education.greater depth. The course mainly concerns itself with developing themore abstract and algebraic ideas developed at AS, although it does Student Commentinclude the application of maths to Statistics and Mechanics. In simple If I had looked at the maths I am studying now, a year ago I neverterms we put an emphasis on algebra, graphs, number patterns and would have thought that I would have been capable of understanding it.trigonometry, with some more handling data along with some maths I can now, and it makes me feel so clever!used in Physics. Traditionally, Mathematics and Physics has been apopular combination, but it also complements subjects such asChemistry, Computing, and Economics/Business Studies. Nevertheless,we regularly get successful students who choose Mathematics to broadentheir studies post 16 and often take subjects like English, Geography,Design, Languages and Music.Course LeaderPhill GreenwoodKey DatesJanuary Module - Mechanics 1. Summer - Core 2 and Core 3.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesMaterials will all be produced by the Mathematics department
  • Innovation Faculty AS in Design and Technology: Product Design (Textiles)Equivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Coursework - Written ExaminationBoard Course Revision GuidesAQA Textiles at the Cutting Edge: Lesley CresswellCourse Description Leads toTextiles are used everywhere, not just for clothing and furnishings, but This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionfor floor and wall coverings; automotive interiors; sound insulations; road to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Asurfaces; medical body parts… the potential of textiles are endless!! level in this subject from this qualification.The course encourages students to take a broad view on technology anddesign, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to Potential Careersappreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture Students who have studied Design Textiles often progress to furtherand marketing. study of Design/ Textiles courses at universities and to careers in theProduct Design: Textiles provides wide opportunities ranging from fashion industry, such as:and aesthetics to industrial uses of textiles and from creative and Fashion Designerindividual work to aspects of manufacturing and industrial and Textile Designercommercial practice Textile TechnologistThe course would suit candidates with a strong interest in textiles and is Retail/Clothing Buyerand excellent progression from GCSE: Textiles Technology. Textile ArtistIt can lead students into not only Textiles but also the wider world of Textile Manufacturerproduct design and manufacture. Garment Engineer StylistCourse LeaderRita Hicklin Student Comment It is a very creative process where you have a lot of freedom to decideKey Dates on your own project ideas. There is a lot of theory which is taughtPublished in September practically, helping to embed understanding. One of the highlights is the opportunity to participate in the LEBC fashion show, which is a brilliantEntry Requirements experience. Definitely rewarding!Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achievedat least Grade B in GCSE Textiles/Art Technology or another technologysubject. If you have not done textiles design at GCSE you will have areference from one of your current teachers to assess your suitability.
  • Innovation Faculty A2 in Design and Technology: Product Design (Textiles)Equivalency Potential Careers1 A Level Students who have studied Design Textiles often progress to further study of Design/ Textiles courses at universities and to careers in theBoard industry, such as:AQA Fashion Designer Textile DesignerCourse Description Textile TechnologistThe course further develops students knowledge and understanding of a Retail/Clothing Buyerwide variety of textile materials and their applications. Students will also Textile Artistdevelop their critical and evaluative skills with essay writing, as they Textile Manufacturerconsider the functional and aesthetic properties of textiles. They will also Garment Engineerproduce a high quality coursework project and textile product, exhibiting Stylisthigh level designing and making skills. Student CommentCourse Leader It is a very creative process where you have a lot of freedom to decideRita Hicklin on your own project ideas. There is a lot of theory which is taught practically, helping to embed my understanding. One of the highlights isKey Dates the opportunity to participate in the LEBC fashion show, which is aCoursework and Unit 3 exam—May brilliant experience. Definitely rewarding!Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesTextiles at the Cutting Edge: Lesley CresswellLeads toThis qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression tohigher education or employment. The qualification can be counted aspoints or grades for entry.
  • Innovation Faculty GCSE in Maths (Retake)Equivalency1 GCSEBoardEDEXCELCourse DescriptionMathematics is everywhere. New inventions and products requiremathematics in order to be built, tested and then marketed. Business andfinancial institutions cannot run without numbers and mathematicaltechniques. Mathematics is at the cutting edge of new scientificdiscoveries. Numbers and statistics are everywhere in our everyday lives.A basic understanding of mathematical techniques and skills is essentialfor the changing world we live in.Course LeaderPhill GreenwoodKey DatesMay 2013 examinationEntry RequirementsAvailable to KS5 students who did not achieve A* to C at GCSE.Assessed By2 written examinationsCourse Revision GuidesAll revision and past papers will be produced by the department
  • Innovation Faculty AS in Design and Technology: Food TechnologyEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level • Unit 1 Written paper on Materials and components • Unit 2 Coursework projectBoardAQA Course Revision Guides Understanding Industrial Practices in Design and Technology - FoodCourse Description Technology : Eleanor HallamFood technology AS allows students to investigate in greater depth howthe food industry produces innovative, quality products in quantity for our Leads tosupermarkets and restaurants. They will also look at how social and This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressiontechnological advances have changed the food we consume. The course to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Aencourages students to take a broad view on technology and design, to level in this subject from this qualification.develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate thecomplex relations between design, materials, manufacture and Potential Careersmarketing. Many students who study Food Technology go to university to develop their subject knowledge even further. Specialised careers in FoodThe course would suit candidates with a strong interest in Food science; Technology include:Food technology and dietetics and is and excellent progression from Food TechnologistGCSE: Food Technology. DieticianIt can lead students into Food or catering careers but also the wider Catering Managerworld of product design and manufacture. Chef Production Manager Food Marketing managerCourse Leader Environmental Health OfficerRita Hicklin An A Level in Food Technology isn’t just for those who want to specialise in that area. It allows you to add a creative slant to other subjects youKey Dates choose. You will learn a number of skills, such as presenting work,April 2013 Controlled Assessment deadline. May 2013 examination. developing ideas, problem solving, improving communication, which are all skills which can be transferred into most careers.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achievedat least Grade B in GCSE Food Technology and a Grade B in Science.
  • Creativity Faculty AS in Art and Design (Fine Art)Equivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level Continual working in sketchbooks to build skills. Art packs of resources available from the Art shop at the start of the course for approximatelyBoard £10AQA Leads toCourse Description This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionThis course is practically based and explores drawing, painting, to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Aprintmaking, collage, 3D sculpture and mixed media techniques. As in level in this subject from this qualification.GCSE fine art you will work to given themes, making drawings andstudies, developing ideas, looking at the work of other artists and Potential Careersproducing your own finished artwork while evaluating the process. Art is a good subject for students who wish to pursue a career in Art andAt AS you will produce a portfolio of work which exemplifies the work Design. The course will allow students the opportunity to develop a widecarried out at this level. Then you will be given a choice of themes to range of skills and put together a portfolio suitable for application toexplore for your exam, which will involve a five-hour exam session. Foundation Courses in Art and Design and some direct entry Art andStudents studying Art at A level should expect to find that work done in Design based degree courses through UCAS.Year 12 seems more challenging than that studied at GCSE level asgreater breadth and depth is required for all projects. Student Comment I chose to study Art A Level because I really enjoyed GCSE Art andCourse Leader wanted to improve my skills further. The department always has a warmClare Bradley friendly atmosphere which Ive always felt helps inspire my creativity. I think it is very important to feel comfortable working in front of othersKey Dates and the great thing is how everyone has so many different styles and allCoursework deadline end of January 2013. AS Exams start February help each other improve by sharing thoughts and techniques. The art2013. staff are all extremely talented and helpful and frequently set up trips to help inspire their students. They have helped me develop my own styleEntry Requirements and gave me a lot of support on the way.Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need at least a grade Cin GCSE Fine Art, Art Textiles, BTEC Art & Design or the Diploma inCreative and Media. If you have not studied Fine Art at GCSE you will berequired to attend an interview and produce a portfolio of your work inApril of Year Eleven.Assessed ByCoursework - Practical Examination
  • Creativity Faculty A2 in Art & Design (Fine Art)Equivalency 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 Fine Art is a good subject for students who wish to pursue a career in ArtThis course is practically based and explores drawing, painting, and Design. The course will allow students the opportunity to develop aprintmaking, collage, 3D sculpture and mixed media techniques. As in wide range of skills and put together a portfolio suitable for application toGCSE fine art you will work to given themes, making drawings and Foundation Courses in Art and Design and some direct entry Art andstudies, developing ideas, looking at the work of other artists and Design based degree courses through UCAS.producing your own finished artwork while evaluating the process.At A2 you will produce one unit of coursework, with an extended essay Student Commentsupporting it. You will choose your own area of study for this unit of I chose Art at A level because the course allows me to experiment withwork. As for AS you will sit a practical exam, but of fifteen hours all different kinds of media which expands both my skills andduration. understanding of art, thereby preparing me for my art foundation degree. As a creative person I couldn’t feel more at home than in the artCourse Leader department here at Rawlins. I find the art staff to be both enthusiasticClare Bradley and attentive to all students needs making our experience here enjoyable and memorable.Key DatesCoursework deadline end of January 2013. A2 exams start February2013.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Practical ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesContinual working in sketchbooks to build skills. Art packs of resourcesavailable from the Art shop at the start of the course for approximately£10
  • Creativity Faculty AS in Art and Design (Graphic Communication)Equivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level Continual working in sketchbooks to build skills. Art packs of resources available from the Art shop at the start of the course for approximatelyBoard £10AQA Leads toCourse Description This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionThis course is practically based and explores drawing, painting, to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Aprintmaking, collage and mixed media techniques, as well as learning level in this subject from this qualification.how to produce artwork using software such as Photoshop. As in GCSEyou will work to given themes, making drawings and studies, developing Potential Careersideas, looking at the work of other artists, illustrators, typographers and Art is a good subject for students who wish to pursue a career in Art anddesigners to help influence your own finished artwork. Design. The course will allow students the opportunity to develop a wideAt AS you will produce a portfolio of work which exemplifies the work range of skills and put together a portfolio suitable for application tocarried out at this level. Then you will be given a choice of themes to Foundation Courses in Art and Design and some direct entry Art andexplore for your exam, which will involve producing a body of preparatory Design based degree courses through UCAS.work and culminating in a five-hour exam session. Student CommentCourse Leader Graphic Communication is a course that has enabled our group to applyClare Bradley artistic flair to a graphic brief, and it is this element of applying creativity to multiple projects with graphic outputs that sets this Art A Level apartKey Dates and really helps to build a strong portfolio for anyone interested inCoursework deadline end of January 2013. AS Exams start February entering the art or graphic industry. The teaching and pace has really2013. pushed our group to diversify and improve our skills to an extent I didn’t expect. Graphic Communication requires a hardworking ethic as well as aEntry Requirements strong interest in the subject, but it is definitely a rewarding A Level thatRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need at least a grade C is taught really well at Rawlins.in GCSE Fine Art, Art Textiles, BTEC Art & Design or the Diploma inCreative and Media. If you have not studied one of these subjects atGCSE you will be required to attend an interview and produce a portfolioof your work in April of Year Eleven.Assessed ByCoursework - Practical Examination
  • Creativity Faculty A2 in Art and Design (Graphic Communication)Equivalency Course Revision Guides1 A Level Continual working in sketchbooks to build skills. Art packs of resources available from the Art shop at the start of the course for approximatelyBoard £10AQA Leads toCourse Description This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toThis course is practically based and explores drawing, painting, higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asprintmaking, collage and mixed media techniques, as well as learning points or grades for entry.how to produce artwork using software such as Photoshop. As in GCSEyou will work to given themes, making drawings and studies, developing Potential Careersideas, looking at the work of other artists, illustrators, typographers and Art is a good subject for students who wish to pursue a career in Art anddesigners to help influence your own finished artwork. Design. The course will allow students the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and put together a portfolio suitable for application toAt A2 you will produce one unit of coursework, with an extended essay Foundation Courses in Art and Design and some direct entry Art andsupporting it. You will choose your own area of study for this unit of Design based degree courses through UCAS.work. As for AS you will sit a practical exam, but of 15 hours durationwithin which you will produce a final outcome. Student Comment Graphic Communication is a course that has enabled our group to applyCourse Leader artistic flair to a graphic brief, and it is this element of applying creativityClare Bradley to multiple projects with graphic outputs that sets this Art A Level apart and really helps to build a strong portfolio for anyone interested inKey Dates entering the art or graphic industry. The teaching and pace has reallyCoursework deadline end of January 2013. A2 exams start February pushed our group to diversify and improve our skills to an extent I didn’t2013. expect. Graphic Communication requires a hardworking ethic as well as a strong interest in the subject, but it is definitely a rewarding A Level thatEntry Requirements is taught really well at Rawlins.A pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Practical Examination
  • Creativity Faculty AS in Art and Design (Art Textiles)Equivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level Continual working in sketchbooks to build skills. Art packs of resources available from the Art shop at the start of the course for approximatelyBoard £10AQA Leads toCourse Description This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionThis course is practically based and explores drawing, painting, working to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Awith multimedia and Fine Art Textiles. Students will experiment with level in this subject from this qualification.various techniques and processes, such as printmaking, embroidery,weaving, felt making, batik, working with 3D and ICT, fashion and Potential Careerscostume design and fabric manipulation. As in GCSE you will work to The Art and Design (Textiles) course is a good subject for students whogiven themes, making drawings and studies, developing ideas, looking at wish to pursue a career in Art and Design. The course will allow studentsthe work of other artists, producing your own artwork and evaluating it. the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and put together aAt AS you will produce a portfolio of work which exemplifies the work portfolio suitable for application to Foundation Courses in Art and Designcarried out at this level. Then you will be given a choice of themes to and some direct entry Art and Design based degree courses throughexplore for your exam, which will involve a five-hour exam session. UCASCourse Leader Student CommentClare Bradley I chose to study Art Textiles as it is one of the few subjects which gives you the opportunity to experiment with different ideas and materials.Key Dates During the course we have covered a wide range of techniques and haveCoursework deadline end of January 2013. AS Exams start February built up a portfolio which includes a variety of drawings and textiles2013. pieces. Having studied Art Textiles a level I feel that there are now a number of options open to me. A level Art Textiles is a really rewardingEntry Requirements and exciting subject.Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need at least a grade Cin GCSE Fine Art, Art Textiles, BTEC Art & Design or the Diploma inCreative and Media. If you have not studied Art Textiles at GCSE you willbe required to attend an interview and produce a portfolio of your workin April of Year Eleven.Assessed ByCoursework - Practical Examination
  • Creativity Faculty A2 in Art and Design (Art Textiles)Equivalency Course Revision Guides1 A Level Continual working in sketchbooks to build skills. Art packs of resources available from the Art shop at the start of the course for approximatelyBoard £10AQA Leads toCourse Description This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toThis course is practically based and explores drawing, painting, working higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted aswith multimedia and Fine Art Textiles. Students will experiment with points or grades for entry.various techniques and processes, such as printmaking, embroidery,weaving, felt making, batik, working with 3D and ICT, fashion and Potential Careerscostume design and fabric manipulation. As in GCSE you will work to Art is a good subject for students who wish to pursue a career in Art andgiven themes, making drawings and studies, developing ideas, looking at Design. The course will allow students the opportunity to develop a widethe work of other artists, producing your own artwork and evaluating it. range of skills and put together a portfolio suitable for application to Foundation Courses in Art and Design and some direct entry Art andAt A2 you will produce a coursework unit that is practical-based, but is Design based degree courses through UCAS.also supported by an extended essay. You will choose your own area ofstudy for this unit of work. As for AS you will sit a practical exam, but of Student Commentfifteen hours duration. Art textiles gives you freedom with lots of different materials, is really creative and there’s lots of practical work to do, its good because it’s aCourse Leader mixture of fine art and textiles and you also develop your drawing skills aClare Bradley lot.Key DatesCoursework deadline end of January 2013. A2 exams start February2013.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Practical Examination
  • Creativity Faculty AS in Art and Design (Photography)Equivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level Continual working in journals to build skills. Photography packs of resources are available from the Art shop at the start of the course forBoard approximately £10AQA Leads toCourse Description This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionThis course is practically based and explores lens based media to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Atechniques. At AS you will work to given themes, making studies and level in this subject from this qualification.developing ideas, looking at the work of other photographers and artists,producing your own photographs and lens based artworks (such as Potential Careersvideo) and evaluating them. Photography is a good subject for students who wish to pursue a career in the creative industries of Art, Media and Design. The course will allowIn year 12 you will sit a practical exam and complete a coursework unit students the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and putmade up of two projects: ‘Shape, Line and Pattern’ and ‘Light’. together a portfolio suitable for application to Foundation Courses in Art and Design and some direct entry Art, Media Design based degreeCourse Leader courses through UCASClare Bradley Student CommentKey Dates I chose A level photography because I really enjoyed my other ArtCoursework deadline end of January 2013. AS Exams start February subjects at Rawlins, and thought photography would allow me to be2013. creative through a new type of media. I thought photography would help me to expand my skills, which I could then link to my other Art subjects.Entry Requirements I have enjoyed the experience of taking photographs and thenRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achieved experimenting with them practically and on photoshop. I am particularlyat least a grade C in a creative based subject. If you have not studied a pleased with how my photoshop skills have developed throughout thecreative based subject at GCSE you will be required to attend an course and now feel I am much more comfortable when usinginterview and produce a portfolio of your work in April of Year Eleven. photoshop. I feel the photography course has helped me to expand my creativity and knowledge of SLR cameras and photographers.Assessed ByCoursework - Practical Examination
  • Creativity Faculty A2 in Art and Design (Photography)Equivalency 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 Photography is a good subject for students who wish to pursue a careerThis course is practically based and explores lens based media in the creative industries of Art, Media and Design. The course will allowtechniques. As in GCSE you will work to given themes, making studies students the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and putand developing ideas, looking at the work of other photographers and together a portfolio suitable for application to Foundation Courses in Artartists, producing your own photographs and lens based artworks (such and Design and some direct entry Art, Media Design based degreeas video) and evaluating them. courses through UCASIn year 13 you will produce one unit of coursework, with an extended Student Commentessay supporting it. You will choose your own area of study for this unit After being given the opportunity to take Photography AS level, I wasof work. As in year 12 you will sit a practical exam, but of 15 hours enthused by the amount of information and techniques that we haveduration. studied in Photography. It is a very creative subject that has given me the confidence to go on to study Photography at University. TheCourse Leader Photography teachers are very helpful, supportive and guide you in theClare Bradley right directions, personally I think they have been amazing.Key DatesCoursework deadline end of January 2014. A2 exams start February2014.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Practical ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesContinual working in journals to build skills. Art packs of resources areavailable from the Art shop at the start of the course for approximately£10
  • Creativity Faculty AS in DanceEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level 60% of this AS course is Choreography & Performance Practical coursework. The remaining 40% is Understanding Dance, a 90 minuteBoard written exam with a combination of short answer and essay styleAQA questions.Course Description Course Revision GuidesThis course and specification is designed to meet the needs of students Available on the AQA websitewho wish to study dance in depth. On this course, you will gainexperience of choreography and performance and you will be encouraged Leads toto think critically about dance. This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionThroughout this course, students will choreograph and perform a solo to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Adance lasting 2-3 minutes, based on a choice of 1 question from a range level in this subject from this qualification.released by the exam board.They will also perform in a duo/trio assessing performance skills. This can Potential Careersbe choreographed by the students, the teachers or both. This can be any Students who have studied Dance go on to a variety of careers linked togenre and style, with or without accompaniment for 3-4 minutes. it, including:Students will also undertake the ‘Understanding Dance’ unit looking at • Dance teacherthe dancer as a performer, the process and craft of choreography and • Choreographerthe significance of dances. • Dancer/performerThis is a lively and exciting course which aims to develop your • Primary school teacherknowledge, skills and personal expression through dance. • Community Arts worker • Dance company AdministratorCourse LeaderCorinne Ferraby Student Comment Dance is an exciting A Level and gives me the opportunity to build on myKey Dates learning at GCSE. I love the practical work and the way in which I canPublished in September develop my choreography skills. It also complements my dancing outside school as well as allowing me to perform in school. I intend to carry onEntry Requirements with Dance at university and the course prepares me well for that.Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achievedat least Grade C in GCSE Dance. If you have not studied Dance at GCSEyou will be required to attend an audition and produce a portfolio of yourwork in April of Year Eleven.
  • Creativity Faculty A2 in DanceEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 A Level Available on the AQA websiteBoard 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.This course and specification is designed to meet the needs of studentswho wish to study dance in depth. On this course, you will gain Potential Careersexperience of choreography and performance and you will be encouraged Students who have studied Dance go on to a variety of careers linked toto think critically about dance. it, including:For A level you will study a chosen area within ballet and modern dance • Dance teacherand a set work in depth. You will create a group dance and perform a • Choreographersolo. This is a lively and exciting course which aims to develop your • Dancer/performerknowledge, skills and personal expression through dance. • Primary school teacher • Community Arts workerCourse Leader • Dance company AdministratorCorinne Ferraby Student CommentKey Dates Dance is an exciting A Level and gives me the opportunity to build on myPublished in September learning at GCSE. I love the practical work and the way in which I can develop my choreography skills. It also complements my dancing outsideEntry Requirements school as well as allowing me to perform in school. I intend to carry onA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better). with Dance at university and the course prepares me well for that.Assessed By50% of this A2 course is group choreography and solo performance. Thisis a practical examination, externally assessed.There are two sections:A - Group choreography (45 marks),B - Solo Performance (30 marks).The remaining 50% is a 90 minutes written exam—Understanding DanceThere are two sectionsA - one question on chosen area of study (40 marks),B - one question on set work studied (40 marks)
  • Creativity Faculty AS in Drama and Theatre StudiesEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Coursework (40%) - Practical Examination (60%)Board Course Revision GuidesEDEXCEL All resources available on the VLECourse Description Leads toIn Unit One (40%) we study two contrasting texts looking at; practical This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionresponses (by acting out sections of text or by improvising off-text), to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full Awritten responses and design elements, including how to light, set or level in this subject from this qualification.design for a script. You will also review a live performance for aproduction you have seen with the class. You will analyse the acting, Potential Careersdirecting, design/technical elements as well as the social or cultural The course reflects current working practices in the industry, as well asrelevance of the text. studying how to analyse, create and review theatre in an academicIn Unit Two (60%) you will be marked for 2 performances – a group play context for university or further education. The course is designed toand a monologue or duologue. You either perform a role or you can be prepare candidates for further study or training in theatre occupations ormarked in a technical option e.g. set, costume, make-up, sound or to support a career in communication, requiring team work and use oflighting. You need to understand the background of the author and text, initiative or problem solving.as well as learning how to create a character within the process ofrehearsing/staging or designing for the performance. Student Comment I like the fact we are marked on our work in lessons as well as in exams.Course Leader I enjoy it. The course works well with English Literature option too.Sally Bruton-LangKey DatesPublished in September.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You should have achieved agrade C in GCSE Drama. If you have not studied Drama at GCSE you willbe required to attend an audition and produce a portfolio of your work inApril of Year Eleven.
  • Creativity Faculty A2 in Drama and Theatre StudiesEquivalency 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 course reflects current working practices in the industry, as well asIn Unit Three (40%) we devise an original performance using either a studying how to analyse, create and review theatre in an academicscript or given stimulus or style as a basis . This is recorded and sent to context for university or further education. The course is designed tothe moderator with your written Structured Records which detail the prepare candidates for further study or training in theatre occupations ordevising process, your development of the performance, decision making to support a career in communication, requiring team work and use ofprocess and evaluation of the production. initiative or problem solving.In Unit Four (60%) you will be marked on your understanding of a SetText from the point of view of a director and answer an essay question Student Commenton this. You will also study another set text and compare a contemporary You get to develop your drama skills and it helps if you want a job thatproduction of these with the original production conditions. uses presentation skills, drama is essential in helping you present yourself to a target audience.Course LeaderSally Bruton-LangKey DatesDecember Yr 13 Completion of Unit 3 Practical coursework. January Yr13 Completion of Unit 3 Written coursework. February Yr13 Completionof Unit 4, Shakespears Performance Notes. March Yr 13 Completion ofUnit 4 Directors Concept for Woyzeck. June Yr 13Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Completion of AS course at grade D or aboveAssessed ByPractical and written Coursework (40%) - Written Examination (60%)Course Revision GuidesAll resources available on the VLE
  • Creativity Faculty AS in Communication and CultureEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction ISBN: 041545512XBoardAQA Leads to This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionCourse Description to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full AAS Level Communication and Culture considers the dynamic relationship level in this subject from this qualification.between the individual and society. Central are key concepts such asidentity and culture to coursework essays on What My Clothes Say About Potential CareersMe and In My Room. The relationship between our sense of self and the Many of our students go on to study communications-related courses atroles we play informs the audio-visual presentation students create on University. The course is also suited to a wide range of career choicestheir own cultural life. Examination work includes the application of key where working effectively with people is a crucial skill.concepts such as value and power to the debate about distinctionsbetween high and popular culture. There is also ample opportunity to Student Commentapply a semiotic toolkit of skills and the key concepts of code and The Year 12 work studying the behaviour of people in groups isrepresentation to the analysis of media products such as adverts and particularly interesting, and I like the way you can choose your ownposters. The interpersonal context allows for an illuminating and subject topic for the coursework. Our trip to London was especially fun!empowering focus on the role body language within communication in This subject will be helpful for me in my planned career in marketing andparticular. advertising.Course LeaderSimon PageKey DatesInvestigation (500 words) by end Nov, Exploration (1000 words) by Feb.Presentation (short video) by Easter. Examination in June.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements.Assessed ByPortfolio of Evidence - Written Examination
  • Creativity Faculty A2 in Communication and CultureEquivalency 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 Many of our students go on to study communications-related courses atA2 Communication and Culture moves away from the personal context University. The course is also suited to a wide range of career choicesupon which there is a greater emphasis at AS and towards the cultural where working effectively with people is a crucial skill.context. To the existing key concepts such as identity, value and powerare added new ones such as ideology, discourse and narrative. The major Student Commentaddition though is the introduction of theoretical perspectives such I really enjoyed the coursework exploration of body modification, andMarxism, Feminism and Postmodernism to the consideration of various thinking about the cultural values behind stories, like films and televisionforms of cultural transmission; most notably those such as films, TV programmes. This subject will be helpful for me in my planned career inprogrammes and other texts which can be grouped under the heading of broadcast journalism.Fictions. The two coursework assignments are a separately written andcreative exploration of an issue chosen from set group of topics includingbody modification, cinema-going and celebrity.Course LeaderSimon PageKey DatesWritten piece (200 words) by Feb. Creative Piece (short video) by Easter.Examination in June.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByPortfolio of Evidence - Written ExaminationCourse Revision GuidesA2 Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction ISBN:0415471605
  • Creativity Faculty AS in Film StudiesEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 AS Level AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction ISBN: 0415454336Board Leads toWJEC 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.AS Level Film Studies is the study of cinema from Hollywood and Britain.There is a focus on macro features of film such as genre and narrative as Potential Careerswell as the micro features of mise-en-scene, camerawork, editing and There is a wide range of university courses available in film and mediasound. For coursework students are asked to write in depth about a short studies. This A level would suit students wishing to study the academicsequence of a favourite film and to create a sequence of their own in side of film but would also be a sound basis for a more vocational /order to apply their learning. For the exam the consideration of producers practical course. In terms of careers, the film and media world containsand audiences in Hollywood and Britain allows for the comparison of an ever expanding job market; this course would be invaluable for thoseproduction, distribution and exhibition strategies employed by students wishing to work in the film/ media industry. Former studentsmainstream and independent films. Studies into specific British and have worked in the fields of journalism, video production, and even filmHollywood films allows a focus on character, narrative and genre as well classification.as the messages and values beneath the surface of film as a form ofcommunication. Student Comment I have enjoyed Film Studies greatly, as it has kept me interested withCourse Leader each new topic we have studied. I love watching films and looking closerSimon Page at why they are so entertaining and at the hidden meanings behind them. Overall, it has been my favourite lesson and is taught in an exciting,Key Dates colourful way.1500 word micro essay end of Nov, Creative work by Easter. One Examin May.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need a grade C ineither GCSE Film Studies or GCSE English / English Literature.Assessed ByCoursework - Written Examination
  • Creativity Faculty A2 in Film StudiesEquivalency Course Revision Guides1 A Level A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction ISBN: 0415454360Board Leads toWJEC 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.A2 Film Studies continues the focus on both macro and micro feature offilm language but considers them in different contexts. To some degree Potential Careersthere is a move away from Hollywood and the UK towards a focus on There is a wide range of university courses available in film and mediaWorld Cinema as exemplified by the German Expressionist and Soviet studies. This A level would suit students wishing to study the academicMontage movements for example. Mainstream cinema is still central side of film but would also be a sound basis for a more vocational /however as there is an engagement with the issue of popular film and practical course. In terms of careers, the film and media world containsemotional response as well as the close study of a single film. an ever expanding job market; this course would be invaluable for thoseCoursework includes a practical application of learning (PAL) similar to students wishing to work in the film/ media industry. Former studentsthat produced at AS which can involve either video production or have worked in the fields of journalism, video production, and even filmscreenwriting. Research based coursework requiring a greater degree of classification.independent learning is a key part of A2. The Small Research Projectallows students to pursue an area of interest through a framework Student Commentchosen from a list including approaches such auteur, genre, social I enjoyed the Small Research Project as it allowed me do a piece ofcontext etc. coursework that meant watching The Lion King! The reading I did was really interesting though and I will never be able to watch my favouriteCourse Leader Disney films in the same innocent light again.Simon PageKey DatesSmall Research project by early Dec, Creative work by Easter. One Examin June.Entry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better).Assessed ByCoursework - Written Examination
  • Creativity Faculty AS in MusicEquivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Practical Demonstration/Assignment - Written Examination.Board Course Revision GuidesAQA All resources available on the VLECourse Description Leads toThe AS course is divided into three main units of: Performance, Creative This qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionIdeas and Musical Understanding. to higher education or employment. Students may progress to the full AThrough listening and exploring music you will begin to use a musical level in this subject from this qualification.language and develop an understanding of harmony, instruments,context, styles and genre. You can create your own compositions or Potential Careersarrange pieces of musical conventions and rules to perform on your By the end of the course you will have shown that you can performinstrument(s) both solo and ensemble performances. confidently, that you can work with others, that you are creative andYou do not necessarily need to have studied Music at GCSE in order to have academic qualities of research, argument and perception.take up AS Music. You must , however, be committed to developing your Universities and employees appreciate the skills that music studentsperformance and becoming fully involved in the musical life of the possess as being very employable. This course also prepares you properlycollege. You should be fluent in reading music and we would expect you for entry into music colleges or a music degree at university.to have at least Grade 5 standard by the end of the AS year. You mustalso inevitably have a passion for the subject. Student Comment I chose Music A level because I like performing and I want to learningCourse Leader about new styles, genres and how music works. There is a lot of practicalTed Ragg work and the teaching is very informal and personalised, meaning you get lots of support on the things you need help with.Key DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You should be able to readmusic. We would expect you to have experience of performing. You willneed to have achieved a Grade C at GCSE Music. If you have not studiedMusic at GCSE you will be required to attend an audition and produce aportfolio of your work in April of Year Eleven.
  • Creativity Faculty A2 in MusicEquivalency Potential Careers1 A-Level By the end of the course you will have shown that you can perform confidently, that you can work with others, that you are creative andBoard have academic qualities of research, argument and perception.AQA Universities and employees appreciate the skills that music students possess as being very employable. This course also prepares you properlyCourse Description for entry into music colleges or a music degree at university.The A2 course is divided into the three main units of: Performance,Composing and Music in Context. You will develop the ideas learned at Student CommentAS into a deeper understanding of musical genres, techniques and A Level Music has inspired me and helped with my understanding ofconventions through the last 400 years and study a set work in detail. musical techniques and conventions. I have really matured as a musicianThis knowledge will be tested in an examination. You will perform a this year and I hope to continue this passion for the rest of my life. Theprogramme of 10-15 minutes worth of music as a soloist or in an teachers have good subject knowledge and the informal lessons makeensemble, and compose or arrange in a given style. You will also learn learning enjoyable.how to write in the style of key composers and genres and review andappraise your work.Course LeaderTed RaggEntry RequirementsA pass at the appropriate AS qualification (minimum D or better) andhave achieved Grade 5 standard.Assessed ByPractical Demonstration/Assignment - Written Examination.Course Revision GuidesAll resources available on the VLE. Any dictionary of music.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.
  • Creativity Faculty Level 2 Award in the ArtsEquivalency Potential Careers Arts-based careers, teaching, working with children, community groups.BoardTCL Student Comment I loved doing the Arts Award! I met lots of interesting people andCourse Description developed jewellery making skills which I have now turned into my ownStudents are involved in an Arts based project, working individually or in business. I have run workshops for other students. As a group we alsoa group. The emphasis is on learning new Arts skills and sharing those went to the theatre and had a backstage tour. Some of the boys on theskills with others. Some students may progress and achieve a Level 3 course had the chance to do some metal sculpture, which was great. IAward. Alternatively, a Level 1 Award might be appropriate for some would recommend it to anyone!students.Course LeaderHayley FernKey DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsAvailable for all P16 students. There are no academic entry requirementsfor this option.Assessed ByCourseworkPortfolio of EvidenceCourse Revision GuidesContinual practical work to build skills.Leads toThis qualification may form part of the entry requirements for progressionto higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted aspoints or grades for entry.
  • Creativity Faculty BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music PerformanceEquivalency Assessed By1 A Level Coursework - Portfolio of Evidence - Practical Demonstration / AssignmentBoardEDEXCEL Course Revision Guides All resources available on the VLE. Any dictionary of Music.Course DescriptionThis is a flexible, performance-based vocational course. Leads to This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression toThe aim is to develop the performance skills and knowledge needed to higher education or employment. The qualification can be counted asplay successfully alone and in a group. This deals with rehearsing, points or grades for entry.technique, listening to other performers, and the practical concerns ofarranging a concert or working in the recording studio. Potential Careers BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas are equivalent to one complete A Level andThere are no formal exams; the process of working towards are recognised by the music industry and all universities and colleges.performances and your development is the main assessment drive. The The study of BTEC Music Technology is also possible depending onBTEC suits students who play an instrument or sing, but do not student needs and aptitude. Suitable further education courses would benecessarily read music or want to do a more academic course such as A a degree at a music college or university, or a joint course with musicLevel Music. It is ideal for guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, performance and another related subject.drummers, vocalists (pop, rock or musicals) or jazz musicians. This is atwo year course. Students who do not complete the full two years may Student Commentachieve certification at Level 3 Certificate Level. This is a very practical course with lots of playing. You will be performing in lots of different styles and encouraged to improve your playing andCourse Leader knowledge of areas of music you would not normally try. The teaching isTed Ragg very informal and you spend a lot of time working and learning with each other.Key DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. Good performance skills on oneor more instruments.
  • Creativity Faculty BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music TechnologyEquivalency Potential Careers1 A Level BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas are equivalent to one complete A Level and are recognised by the music industry and all universities and colleges.Board The study of BTEC Music Performance is also possible depending onEDEXCEL student needs and aptitude. Suitable further education courses would be a degree at a music college or university, or a joint course with musicCourse Description technology and another related subject.This suits students who have an interest in music and technology andwho do not necessarily have the practical music skills to study a more Student Commentperformance based course. This is a two year course. Students who do I really enjoyed this course because I got full hands on experience withnot complete the full two years may achieve certification at Level 3 studio and production equipment which has enabled me to progress toCertificate Level. university. You can have the chance of moving onto a Diploma too! The lessons are full of information and realistic assignments and the studentsCourse Leader learn from each other.Ted RaggKey DatesPublished in SeptemberEntry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. Good performance skills on oneor more instruments.Assessed ByCoursework - Portfolio of Evidence - Practical Demonstration /AssignmentCourse Revision GuidesAll resources available on the VLE. Any dictionary of music.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.
  • Creativity Faculty BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Creative Media Production Single (Year 1)Equivalency Assessed By1 AS Level Portfolio of EvidenceBoard Course Revision GuidesEDEXCEL All resources available on the VLE. All work submitted and assessed via the VLE.Course DescriptionMedia Production is a thriving subject, and the BTEC Level 3 courses are Leads topractical, exciting and empowering courses to study. You will develop You may progress to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Creativeyour creative & technical ability and your professional, teamworking & Media Production in year 13 (worth 1 x A2 level). BTEC Diplomas arecommunication skills. At the start of the course you will quickly develop valued by Universities in the same way as A Levels and therefore yourskills in camerawork, editing (with Final Cut), lighting and sound through points from this course will be used in applications to University. If youa series of practical workshops. You will then progress through the units wish to go straight into a job after post-16 study you could look for arequired for the BTEC Level 3 Certificate (currently worth 1xAS Level). career in TV, Film and Video production, and you would have a goodYou will participate in a series of individual and group projects all centred portfolio of films to impress potential employers.around the theme of Music Video. The units you will achieve in year 12are: Potential CareersPre-Production for Media Production, Communication Skills for Media There are a wealth of careers in the fast growing Media industry,Production, Music Video, Video Editing Techniques. including: Television and Film production, camerawork, post-production, media researchers, game production, marketing and advertising,Course Leader journalism, radio production.Vicki Carter-Bland Student CommentKey Dates I have enjoyed studying the BTEC National in Media because of the rangeNovember - Music Video Purpose & Conventions work due (written report of professional equipment available for students to use, such as green-& Directors commentary), screening and Final Cut for editing and I enjoyed the fact that the firstJanuary – Individual pitching of proposal for own music video (pre- half term gave me training on all this. I have enjoyed the work based onproduction, proposal & research also due), Music Video so far this year as I have found it interesting, and I knowFebruary & March – Group filming of Music Video, many successful film directors start by directing Music Videos.April – Individual edit of Music Video due,June – Individual Editing Documentary due.Entry RequirementsRawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. It is not essential to have takenmedia at KS4 in order to take this course.
  • Creativity Faculty BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production Single (Year 2)Equivalency Entry Requirements1 A Level Successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Year 12.Board Assessed ByEDEXCEL Portfolio of EvidenceCourse Description Course Revision GuidesIf you successfully complete the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in year 12 you All resources available on the VLEwill be able to progress to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, worth 1 x A2level. You will begin by forming a production team and working to a Leads toprofessional brief to develop a series of screen idents, such as the BTEC courses are valued by Universities in the same way as A Levels andDancers idents on BBC1 or the animated idents used by BBC3. You will therefore this opens doors into many university courses. There is a widethen progress to your final film for submission in the Rawlins Annual Film range of media related university courses, for example you may proceedShowcase, and this will really give you chance to bring together all the with Media Production, you may take a more academic route into Mediaproduction skills you have developed over the past two years. You will or Film Studies, or you may choose a course with a combination oflearn about Single Camera Techniques and Research methods to help academic and practical work. If you wish to do straight into a job afterwith this. You will have the freedom to work alone or as a group, and to post-16 study you could look for a career in TV, Film and Videocreate a short film in whatever genre you choose. The units you will production, and you would have a good portfolio of films to impresscomplete are: potential employers.Research for Media ProductionSingle Camera Techniques Potential CareersIdent Production There are a wealth of careers in the fast growing Media industry, including: Television and Film production, camerawork, post-production,Course Leader media researchers, game production, marketing and advertising,Vicki Carter-Bland journalism, radio production.Key Dates Student CommentOctober half term – Completion of Idents Unit, I have really enjoyed continuing with Media into year 13 as it has givenNovember – Magazine article on Research Methods due, me a chance to really get to grips with all the production equipment andDecember – Single Camera techniques DVD Commentary due, become more of an expert. I loved doing the Idents project as it gave meMarch – Individual pitch for Film Showcase film (+ supporting research chance to try some animation. I am now planning my final film and I amdue), determined that I will win the Film Showcase this year!May – Deadline for Final FilmJune – Film Showcase evening; final film supporting paperwork due.
  • Creativity Faculty BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production Double (Year 1)Equivalency Entry Requirements1 A Level Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. It is not essential to have taken media at KS4 in order to take this courseBoardEDEXCEL Assessed ByCourse Description Portfolio of EvidenceMedia Production is a thriving subject, and the BTEC Level 3 courses arepractical, exciting and empowering courses to study. You will develop Course Revision Guidesyour creative & technical ability and your professional, team working & All resources available on the VLEcommunication skills. At the start of the course you will quickly developskills in camerawork, editing (with Final Cut), lighting and sound through Leads toa series of practical workshops. You will then undertake the units You may progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Mediarequired for the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (currently worth 1 x A2) by the Production in year 13 (worth 2 x A2 level). BTEC courses are valued byend of year 12. You will undertake group and individual assignments Universities in the same way as A Levels and therefore this opens doorsbased around 2 topics - Music Video and Animation, which will lead to the into many university courses. If you wish to go straight into a job afterfollowing units: post-16 study you could look for a career in TV, Film and VideoPre-production for Media Production, Communication Skills for Media production, and you would have a good portfolio of films to impressProduction, Research for Media Production, Video Editing techniques potential employers.Music Video, Stop Motion Animation, Soundtrack Production. Potential CareersCourse Leader There are a wealth of careers in the fast growing Media industry,Vicki Carter-Bland including: Television and Film production, camerawork, post-production,Key Dates media researchers, game production, marketing and advertising,September – Purpose of Music Video Report, journalism, radio production.October - Conventions of Music Video Directors Commentary; Magazinearticle on Research Methods, Student CommentNovember – Presentation on Film soundtracks, I have enjoyed studying the BTEC National in Media because of the rangeDecember – Individual pitch to class on Music Video ideas (+supporting of professional equipment available for students to use, such as green-research screening and Final Cut for editing. I particularly liked working on theJanuary + February – Group planning and filming of Music Video, animation project as it gave me chance to be creative and to work on myFebruary – Proposal & planning for animation & soundtrack due, own on all aspects of a production, even creating an original soundtrack.March – Individually edited Music Video due, The music video project was also fun and developed my team-workingApril – Completed animation project due, skills.May – Editing (history, development, techniques) documentary due,June – Audience feedback report on Animation due.
  • Creativity Faculty BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production - Double (Year 2)Equivalency Entry Requirements2 A Levels Successful Completion of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Year 12.BoardEDEXCEL Assessed ByCourse Description Portfolio of EvidenceIf you successfully complete the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in year 12you will be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma, worth 2 x A2 levels. Course Revision GuidesYou will begin by forming a production team and working to a All resources available on the VLEprofessional brief to develop a series of screen idents, such as theDancers idents on BBC1 or the animated idents used by BBC3. Alongside Leads tothis you will learn about the industry and the careers open to you, and BTEC courses are valued by Universities in the same way as A Levels andwill do some basic broadcast journalism. You will then progress to your therefore this opens doors into many university courses. There is a widefinal film for submission in the Rawlins Annual Film Showcase, and this range of media related university courses, for example you may proceedwill really give you chance to bring together all the production skills you with Media Production, you may take a more academic route into Mediahave developed over the past two years. You will learn about Single or Film Studies, or you may choose a course with a combination ofCamera Techniques and Research methods to help with this. You will academic and practical work. If you wish to go straight into a job afterhave the freedom to work alone or as a group, and to create a short film post-16 study you could look for a career in TV, Film and Videoin whatever genre you choose. The units you will complete are: production, and you would have a good portfolio of films to impressMedia Production Management Project, Working to a Brief in the Media potential employers.Industry, Understanding the Film & TV Industry, Single CameraTechniques, Ident Production and Interview Techniques Potential CareersCourse Leader There are a wealth of careers in the fast growing Media industry,Vicki Carter-Bland including: Television and Film production, camerawork, post-production,Key Dates media researchers, game production, marketing and advertising,September: Production of Careers Booklet; “Working to a brief” report, journalism, radio production.October: Production of training video,November: Broadcast Journalism – research & video interview due, Student CommentDecember: Media ownership & technologies report due; Ident project I have enjoyed continuing BTEC Media into year 13 as it has given me adue, real feel for working in the Media industry. Towards the start of the yearJanuary: Individual documentary on Single Camera Techniques due, I had chances to work on real briefs and with external people and I thinkFebruary: Individual pitch for Film Showcase film idea, this really helped my University applications. I particularly liked workingApril: Completed Film Showcase film due, on the Film Showcase project as I was able to be more ambitious in myMay: Film Showcase Evening, film-making than ever before. I am looking forward to continuing thisJune: Final submission of all paperwork/evaluation/logs of Final Film. subject at University and I think this course has given me a real head- start in my career.