Sixth Form Courses

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Fine Art
A Level
We follow the AQA specification for Art & Design. This course aims to provide you with a broad foundation in Art and to develop skills from GCSE. Aiming to promote the individual and creative development of student’s work and establishing confidence in creating artwork using a variety of approaches, techniques and skills.
Photography
A Level
We follow the AQA specification for Art & Design. This course aims to provide you with a broad foundation in Photography and to develop skills from a creative GCSE subject. Aiming to promote the individual and creative development of student’s work and establishing confidence in creating work using a variety of approaches, techniques and skills.
Biology
A Level
Topics studied include - • Cell biology and biological molecules • DNA and Genetics • Organ systems and exchange • Energy transfers in and between organisms(A level only) • How organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment (A level only) • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A level only) • The control of gene expression (A level only)
Applied Sciences – BTEC Level 3 (Diploma & Subsidiary Diploma)
Vocational
This course provides an opportunity to develop not only your understanding of scientific topics, but improve your practical laboratory skills, providing an ideal preparation for a career in the scientific workplace. Topics studied include; • Microbiology & Genetics • Physiology & Biomedical Science • Organic and Inorganic Chemistry • Material Science • Astronomy • And more…
Business
A Level
You will study the interrelated nature of Business using business models, theories and techniques to support analysis of contemporary business issues and situations. You will examine topics and issues that are relevant in today's society, through key contemporary developments such as digital technology, business ethics and globalisation.
Chemistry
A Level
A-Level Chemistry is an exciting course, which is academically demanding. Students study new theories and learn how to apply them in explaining change in the universe. Practical work illustrates these ideas and students gain new skills in planning and carrying out experiments. Topics covered: • Physical Chemistry • Organic Chemistry • Inorganic Chemistry
Computer Science
A Level
This course focuses on programming, and puts computational thinking at its core, helping you develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence. This course has been developed after consultation with members of BCS, CAS and top universities in order to apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems in an exciting and engaging manner.
Drama and Theatre
A Level
Students will be required to: - Perform/design for a text-based performance - Perform/design for a devised performance - Explore the work of two practitioners - Produce a portfolio to detail the creation and development of ideas for a performance and evaluate their process - Answer questions on a set text in an exam - Analyse and evaluate a piece of live theatre they have been to see in an exam
Economics
A Level
A level Economics provides learners with a combination of microeconomic and macroeconomic content that will develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.
English Language
A Level
There will be plenty of varied reading about ideas, concepts and theories relating to language. There is a focus on new linguistic techniques, both for use in your own writing and for applying to texts created by others to consider different uses of language. You will be able to producing sustained, controlled analytical writing full of personal ideas and responses by the end of two years. A2 - Language, the Individual and Society, Language Diversity and Change, Language in Action is assessed via two exams worth 40% and a coursework investigation on own choice of issue relating to language worth 20%
English Literature
A Level
This course develops an understanding of the importance of literature and its significance in helping us to understand the world around us. You will study prose, poetry and drama from a variety of genres and authors, as well as considering context as an influential factor in regards to literature. There is also an element of the course focused on critical theory and it’s applications to the literary world, as well as thematic investigations into a genre of fiction based around unseen texts. Topics studied can include: · American Literature · Dystopian Worlds · Shakespeare · Modern Prose and Drama · Poetry
German
A Level
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Dance
A Level
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Performing Arts
Vocational
Product Design
A Level
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Textiles
A Level
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Extended Project Qualification (Year 13)
A Level
The Extended Project will develop and extend from one or more of the student’s study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside their main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by the student(s) and agreed as appropriate by the centre. Delivery of the Extended Project Qualification in centres will involve some teaching of the necessary skills, supervision and assessment of the student’s progress. It will involve extended autonomous work by the student. It will require in total 120 guided learning hours.
French
A Level
This course develops your language skills and provides the opportunity to study a wide range of current events, cultural differences and traditions. Topics studied include: - Social issues and trends (law & order, cyber-society, cultural diversity etc) - French culture (music & cinema) - French political life (right to vote, protests & immigration) You will also study one text and one film throughout the course and carry out an individual research project based on your own interests.
Spanish
A Level
This course develops your language skills and provides the opportunity to study a wide range of current events, cultural differences and traditions. Topics studied include: · Social issues and trends (equal rights, cultural diversity etc) - Spanish culture (cultural heritage, national identity & modern day idols) - Spanish political life (youth political awareness, political movements & monarchies) You will also study one text and one film throughout the course and carry out an individual research project based on your own interests.
Media Studies
A Level
Media A level gives students the opportunity to develop understanding of the media which affect our every-day lives in contemporary life. It is a very up to date course. Students will study the impact of media in the online age alongside more established forms of media such as TV drama, the music Industry and film. Students will also develop skills in digital film production and using online digital media through blogging

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