Curriculum

History                                   

Exam Board:

Pearson

 

Content:

·       Paper 1 - Germany and west Germany 1918-1989.

·       Paper 2 - The rise and fall of Fascism in Italy 1911-1946.

·       Paper 3 - The British experience of warfare 1790-1918.

·       Coursework - Unit 4: Interpretations in History.

 

Assessment:

·       3 exams set externally by the exam board (80%).

·       1 internally assessed piece of coursework (20%). 

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

·       Grade 6 in GCSE history.

 

Career Links:

History teacher, archivist, librarian, heritage manager, museum conservator, researcher, records manager, solicitor, journalist, politician, civil service administrator.

 

 

Geography                             

Exam Board:

Edexcel

 

Content:

·       Unit 1: Dynamic Landscapes.

·       Unit 2: Dynamic Places.

·       Unit 3: Synoptic Links.

·       Unit 4: Independent Fieldwork Investigation.

 

Assessment:

·       3 exams set externally by the exam board (80%).

·       1 internally assessed piece of coursework (20%).

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

·       Grade 6 in GCSE geography.

 

Career Links:

Geography teacher, tourism officer, park ranger, environmental consultant, geologist, meteorologist, international aid worker, transport planner, logistics officer in the armed forces, travel writer, cartographer, geographical information systems officer, town planner, media consultant, redevelopment and regeneration consultant.

 

 

Art, Craft and Design

Exam Board:

AQA A

 

Content:

A chosen area of study from:

·       Fine art

·       Textile design

·       Three-dimensional design

·       Photography.

 

Assessment:

·       Portfolio of practical work alongside a written response.

·       1 externally assessed set task.

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

·       Grade 6 in GCSE Art.

 

Career Links:

Fashion industry, teaching, illustration, surface pattern designer, architecture, product design, theatre design, interior design, textile designer, artist, television, theatre and set design.

 

 

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business

Exam Board:

Pearson

 

Content:

·       Finance.

·       Marketing.

·       Human Resources.

·       Economics surrounding the business environment.

 

Assessment:

·       2 internally assessed units (42%).

·       2 externally assessed units (58%).

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

 

Career Links:

Finance, marketing or management in Higher Education. A wide range of career options are available to students of this discipline including the possibility of being self - employed.

 

 

Psychology                             

Exam Board:

AQA

 

Content:

·       Social influence.

·       Memory.

·       Attachment.

·       Psychopathology.

·       Approaches in Psychology.

·       Biopsychology.

·       Research methods, Issues and debates in psychology.

·       Child Cognitive Development.

·       Schizophrenia.

·       Forensic Psychology.

 

Assessment:

·       3 exams set externally by the exam board (100%).

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

 

Career Links:

Chartered psychologist this includes health sport, education, paediatric social worker, criminal justice rehabilitation and parole office, psychiatrists, psychotherapist, dealing with families, trauma, couples, stress and addiction, counsellor, teacher, forensic psychologist.

 

 

Sociology                                

Exam Board:

AQA

 

Content:

·       Education.

·       Methods in Context.

·       Research Methods.

·       Crime and Deviance.

·       Family and Households.

·       Globalisation.

 

Assessment:

·       3 exams set externally by the exam board (100%).

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

 

Career Links:

Nursing, teaching, social work, counselling, police, probation work and many related careers. 

 

 

BTEC Health and Social Care

Exam Board:

Pearson

 

Content:

·       Human Lifespan Development.

·       Working practices in health and social care.

·       Meeting individual care and support needs.

·       Physiological disorders and their care.

·       Enquiries into current research in H&SC.

·       Principles of safe practice in H&SC.

·       Promoting public health.

·       Psychological perspective.

 

Assessment:

·       3 exams set externally by the exam board.

·       5 internally assessed pieces of coursework.

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

 

Career Links:

Suitable for those wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in FE or progression onto Higher Education. It’s a progression route to the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. It can also lead to direct employment in the private/ public sector.

 

 

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport

Exam Board:

Pearson

 

Content:

·       Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology.

·       Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being.

·       Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

·       Unit 4: Sports Leadership.

·       Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance.

 

Assessment:

·       3 mandatory units (Unit 1, 2, and 3).

·       1 Option unit from either Unit 4 or 7.

·       Unit 1 – assessed externally via a 1.5 hour exam.

·       Unit 2 – is assessed externally via a task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions which is out of 60 marks.

·       Units 3, 4 and 7 are assessed internally via practical / coursework assignments.

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

·       Involvement in sport ran externally is desirable.

·       A grade 6 or above in either GCSE PE or BTEC Sport level 2 is also desirable.  

 

Career Links:

Physical Education Teacher, Physical Trainer, Physiotherapist, Sports Psychologist, Gym Instructor, sport and leisure Industry, Sports Coaching, Sports journalism.

 

            

Applied Science

Exam Board:

Pearson

 

Content:

·       Unit 1 Principles and Applications of Science 1

·       Unit 2 Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

·       Unit 3 Science Investigation Skills

·       Unit 12 Disease and Infection

 

Assessment:

·       Unit 1 – Externally Examined

·       Unit 3 – Externally Examined Practical

·       Unit 2 & 12 – Internally Examined Coursework

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       Grade 55 in GCSE Combined Science

·       Grade 4 GCSE English Language

·       Grade 4 in GCSE Maths

 

Career Links:

Biomedicine, Chemical Analyst, Lab Technician, Nutritionist, Zoologist, Forensic Scientist, Environmental Researcher.

 

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Media Studies

Exam Board:

AQA

 

Content:

·       Paper 1 – Media Language, Representations, Industries, and    Audiences.

·       Paper 2 – In-depth study – Television, Magazines, and Online, Social and Participatory Media/ Video Games

·       Coursework – creating a cross media production 

 

Assessment:

·       2 exams set externally by the exam board (70%).

·       1 internally assessed piece of coursework (30%).

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

·       Grade 5 in GCSE English literature.

 

Career Links:

Researcher, English teacher, librarian, writer, journalist, broadcaster, advertising executive, marketing executive, PR executive, speech therapist, HR manager, production manager, director. 

 

 

Film Studies

Exam Board:

WJEC

 

Content:

·       Paper 1 – Varieties of Film and Film Making

·       Paper 2 – Global Film Making Perspectives

·       Coursework – production

 

·       Assessment:

·       2 exams set externally by the exam board (70%).

·       1 internally assessed piece of coursework (30%).

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

·       Grade 5 in GCSE English literature.

 

Career Links:

Researcher, English teacher, librarian, writer, journalist, broadcaster, advertising executive, marketing executive, PR executive, speech therapist, HR manager, script writer, production manager, director. 

 

 

English Language Literature Combined

Exam Board:

AQA

 

Content:

·       Paper 1 – Telling Stories -  Remembered places

                                        Imagined Worlds

                                        Poetic Voices      

·       Paper 2 – Exploring conflict - Writing about Society

                                            Dramatic Encounters

·       Coursework: Making Connections across themes and texts

 

Assessment:

·       2 exams set externally by the exam board (80%).

·       1 internally assessed piece of coursework (20%).

 

Entrance Requirements:

·       College entrance requirements of 5 good passes including grade 4 in English and maths.

·       Grade 5 in GCSE English literature.

 

Career Links:

Researcher, English teacher, librarian, writer, journalist, broadcaster, advertising executive, marketing executive, PR executive, speech therapist, HR manager.