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Choosing courses couldn’t be easier – simply click on the links below for further information.

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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Ancient History Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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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Art, Craft and Design Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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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Biology Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources Part 1:
General Information and Textbook
GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources Part 2:
Sugars – Questions and Answers
Polysaccharides – Questions and Answers
Magnification – Questions and Answers

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Business

This course is for students wishing to learn more about core business concepts, marketing, finance, human resources and operation management.

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Business Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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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Chemistry Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources
GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources – Chemsheet

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Computer Science

This academic course requires students to have strong problem solving skills, a logical mind, a genuine interest in computer programming and a willingness to learn and practise skills independently.

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Computer Science Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources – Part 1
GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources – Part 2

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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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Drama and Theatre Taster Lesson

Presentation to Accompany Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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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Economics Taster Lesson

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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 Language Taster Lesson – Part 1

English Language Taster Lesson – Part 2

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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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English Literature Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources
GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources – Activities

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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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Film Studies Taster Lesson – Part 1

Film Studies Taster Lesson – Part 2

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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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Fine Art Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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French Taster Lesson

French Taster Lesson – Vocabulary and Song Sheets

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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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Further Mathematics Taster Lesson

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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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Geography Taster Lesson

Slides to Accompany Geography Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources:
Preparing
Transition material
Topics & Resources

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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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German Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources – Transition document
Translation Activities
Translation answer booklet
GCSE Literary texts booklet

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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.

 

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.

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Level 3 Criminology course outline

Students on the Health and Social Care Pathway will study Health and Social Care, Sociology and one other from Business, English Language, Information Technology, Religious Studies, Psychology. Links to taster lessons for these subjects can be found below

Business Taster Lesson

Criminology Taster Lesson

English Language Taster Lesson – Part 1

English Language Taster Lesson – Part 2

Health and Social Care Taster Lesson

Religious Studies Taster Lesson

Psychology Taster Lesson

Sociology Taster Lesson

 

 

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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Information Technology Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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 Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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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Mathematics Studies Powerpoint

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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Music Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources Part 1
GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources Part 2

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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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Physical Education Taster Lesson – Part 1

Physical Education Taster Lesson – Part 2

Physical Education Taster Lesson – Part 3

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning resources

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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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Physics Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources Part 1
GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources Part 2

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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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Politics Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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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Product Design Taster Lesson

Slides to Accompany Product Design Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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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Psychology Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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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Religious Studies Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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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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Sociology Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources
GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources – Enrichment Activity

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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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Spanish Taster Lesson

GCSE to A-Level Home Learning Resources

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