Course information

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The wide range of full-time courses available is designed to provide students with a clear route towards gaining qualifications for a successful career, or advancement to further study at a higher level, including university.

Ancient History

This course can be studied alongside History and involves an exploration of Ancient Greece and the Collapse of the Roman Republic. No prior knowledge of the Ancient World is required.

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Art, Craft & Design

This course is based on a mixed media approach and will build on the creative strengths established at GCSE. Students will learn a variety of techniques and processes allowing them to work towards specialising in Textiles, Fashion, Design or Illustration at University or in the world of employment.

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Biology

This course is important for those wishing to pursue a career in an area such as human and animal health, biotechnology and the environment.

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Business

This course is important for those wishing to pursue a career in an area such as human and animal health, biotechnology and the environment.

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Business Enterprise and Finance Pathway

This is an exciting opportunity which involves gaining the equivalent of 3 A Level qualifications over two years.

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Chemistry

This course is essential for those wishing to prepare for careers in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science and is great preparation for taking the subject at university.

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Computer Science

This course is essential for those wishing to prepare for careers in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science and is great preparation for taking the subject at university.

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Drama & Theatre

This course is particularly suitable for those wishing to pursue arts-related degree courses and for those wishing to pursue a career in the theatre, film or television.

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Economics

This course is suitable for students who are prepared to take an interest in current economic issues, business news and international business.

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English Language

This course is a comprehensive study of language in form and use. Some aspects are similar to those of GCSE English, including original writing and textual analysis.

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English Literature

This course builds on the abilities students will have developed at GCSE, progressing to close textual analysis, contextual awareness and critical appreciation.

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Film Studies

This course is particularly suitable for students wishing to study all forms of English, Media or humanities subjects at degree level.

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Fine Art

This course will provide students with the opportunity to build on the creative strengths they established at GCSE whilst extending their understanding of current and exciting Fine Art techniques and trends.  This is a perfect platform for university and employment applications in the visual creative industries.

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French

A Level French is essential preparation for degree courses which include this language; French can also be combined with a wide range of other subjects at university.

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Further Mathematics

The course is designed to extend students’ resourcefulness in solving problems and their grasp of mathematical reasoning.

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Geography

This course encourages the development of many skills including decision making and logic, statistical analysis, GIS, use of satellite imagery and essay writing.

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German

A Level German is essential preparation for degree courses which include this language; German can also be combined with a range of other subjects at university.

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Graphic Communication

This course will allow students to learn a range of communication methods and gain an understanding of typefaces, letterform, print and screen requirements.

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Health & Social Care (Applied General Qualification)

This course is for students who have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in health and social care and a willingness to explore new ideas.

Healthcare Pathway

This is an exciting opportunity which involves gaining the equivalent of 3 A Level qualifications
over two years. Although this pathway is tailored for those interested in a career in health and
social care, you will not be limited to careers in the sector and it will provide you with a range of
opportunities if you change your mind.

History

 This course challenges students to analyse key events, to isolate important issues, defend points of view, construct arguments and reach well founded conclusions.

Information Technology

This course introduces students to work-related learning and gives an insight into the ways that ICT is used in the vocational sector.

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Mathematics

The course is designed to develop students’ resourcefulness in solving problems and their grasp of mathematical reasoning.

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Mathematics Studies

This course is designed for students who wish to learn mathematical skills; including personal finance and using and analysing data; which will be useful in their everyday lives and in a range of careers.

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Music

This course will suit students who are genuinely interested in performing, composing and listening to music of different eras and styles.

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Physical Education

The aims of the course are to enable students to develop knowledge, skills and an understanding of the factors influencing the quality of sporting performance.

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Physics

This course is excellent preparation for physics and engineering degrees whilst also providing knowledge and understanding to be helpful in a wide range of careers from medicine to research.

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Politics

This course will enable you to understand how the UK and US Governments work as they make day-to-day decisions about the running of the country.

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Product Design

This course gives students the opportunity to learn technical designing and manufacturing skills and understand market influences on product design.

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Psychology

This course is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. Psychologists use scientific methods to conduct experiments to observe the way that people act and interact. The subject combines particularly well with other science and social science subjects. It develops a set of important transferable skills including critical analysis and research design.

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Religious Studies

In this course we explore Philosophy, Ethics and the Development of Christianity; it is perfect for those considering a career in law, teaching, social sciences, theology or politics.

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Sociology

This course looks at the study of societies and how they shape people’s ideas, their social behaviour and their cultures, and how people interact and shape societies.

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Spanish

A Level Spanish is essential preparation for degree courses which include this language; Spanish can also be combined with a range of other subjects at university.

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