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									Edmonton County School
 A Specialist Technology College




 6th Form
Prospectus
    2010
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                                     Contents
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Welcome to Edmonton County Sixth Form                          5
Choosing the right course                                      6
Two Or three years?                                            6
Pathways through the Sixth Form                                7
Level 3 retakes and remarks                                    7
Entry requirements                                             8
Timetable for Application                                      8
Courses offered                                                9 - 10
Life in the Sixth Form                                         11 - 12
Higher Education and University Applications                   13
Enrichment                                                     14
Community Activities, Recreational Sporting Opportunities,     15
Level 3 Extended Project, Meeting Targets & Home Study
Life in the Sixth Form from our students’ perspective          16

Compulsory Courses Level 2
Future Pathways                                                17
Higher Project
BTEC Certificate Work Skills

Compulsory Courses Level 3
Future Pathways                                                18
General Studies

Level 3 Courses

Applied Business                                               20
Art Craft & Design
Art & Design - Photography                                     21
Biology
Business Studies                                               22
Chemistry
Drama & Theatre Studies                                        23
English Literature                                             24
English Literature & Language
Ethics & Philosophy                                            25
Design & Technology - Food Technology
French                                                         26
Geography
Government & Politics                                          27
Art & Design (Graphic Communication)
Applied Health & Social Care                                   28
History
BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma for IT Practitioners          29
Mathematics
BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Media                      30
Music
BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)    31
Physical Education
Physics                                                        32
Design & Technology - Product Design (3D Design)




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                             Contents continued

Psychology                                                              33
BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science
Sociology                                                               34
Art & Design - Textiles


ADDITIONAL LEVEL 3 COURSES AVAILABLE AT OUR CONSORTIUM PARTNERS

Broomfield School

Spanish                                                                 35
Music Technology

Level 2 Courses

Business Studies                                                        37
Health & Social Care
ICT                                                                     38
Media
Performing Arts (Acting)                                                39
Sport


ADDITIONAL LEVEL 2 COURSES AVAILABLE AT OUR CONSORTIUM PARTNERS

The Gladys Aylward School

BTEC 1st Diploma Art & Design                                           40
BETC 1st Diploma Travel & Tourism

Diplomas

Southgate College Higher Diploma Construction & The Built Environment   41

Level 1 Course

Year 12 Transition Diploma                                              42

Application Form                                                        43 - 44




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                     WELCOME TO
              EDMONTON COUNTY SIXTH FORM
        A dynamic environment of academically driven students
                       and very dedicated staff.
Sixth Form education is an exciting and rewarding experience and choosing where to study next
year is one of the most important decisions you will make. Progression and continuity are vitally
important if you are to succeed at this next level of learning and whatever your chosen pathway,
continuing your education at Edmonton County School will enable you to achieve your goals.

The information in this prospectus will outline what options are available in our Sixth Form and will
offer you help and guidance in deciding what level of course and type of learning best suits your
future aspirations whether into Higher Education or employment.

The aim of the Sixth Form is to ensure that you achieve your potential whilst receiving the best
possible learning experience alongside increased opportunities to develop as an individual. Whilst
our focus is very much centred on you, our students, we fully recognise that achievement in the
Sixth Form is a team effort: students, parents and teachers all working together. As a team we
aim to provide whatever you need to grow both academically and socially with both formal and
informal academic support programmes and timely pastoral care. This will prepare you to deal
confidently with the demands and challenges you will face in the future.

You can be assured you will be supported and challenged to do your best every step of
the way.

It is important that you make a careful and considered decision to continue your education at
Edmonton County. We are a place of work and we expect you to apply yourself conscientiously. A
positive choice to join the Sixth Form means that you are wholeheartedly committed to achieving
your best as well as making the most of all the enrichment opportunities available to you.

We encourage you to read the subject information and course requirements as well as speaking
to the appropriate members of staff in order to obtain all necessary information before making
your final choices.

It is our aim to ensure that every step you take is a positive planned stride forward. Our challenge
is to ensure that all our students will leave the Sixth Form with appropriate qualifications, a strong
work ethos and a positive attitude toward career progression, having developed the social and
interpersonal skills for life long learning and employability.

This prospectus will provide the information you require to make informed choices about your
future but please come and discuss your application with us if you have further questions.




Ange Levesque                                                      Andy Stainton
Head of Sixth Form                                           Deputy Headteacher




Set your goals, work hard and have fun making it all happen!!


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                       CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE

Choosing the right course is important if you are to enjoy your time in the Sixth Form and be successful. In
thinking about what courses best suit you, consider the following questions carefully:



                                                            What subjects do I enjoy?

                                                            Do I want to continue studying a current
                                                            subject in more depth or do I want to try
                                                            something new?

                                                            How do I prefer being assessed – coursework,
                                                            exams or a mixture of both?

                                                            How do I learn best – through a more
                                                            theoretical route or more vocationally applied
                                                            route linked to the world of work?

                                                            Am I good at working independently or will I
                                                            need closer support and guidance?

                                                            What career or Higher Education Pathway do I
                                                            want to follow in the future?




                                 TWO OR THREE YEARS?

At Edmonton County we know that not all young people are ready to pass the Level 3 threshold at the
same age. As adults, parents and teachers, we have the experience to know that at certain times in our
lives, for a range of reasons, it can take a little longer than other people to achieve our goals.

Sixth Form education is changing. Many students
will start their Level 3 programme of study in Year
12 and complete it by the end of Year 13. For an
increasing number though it may take 3 years to
complete their studies.

Edmonton County sees every young person as an
individual and we will guide you to the right pathway
to enable you to achieve at a rate that has
appropriate challenge, yet is right for you and will
ensure success.




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               PATHWAYS THROUGH THE SIXTH FORM

           Year 12                    Year 13                      Year 14



       4 AS Levels/BTEC           3 A2 Levels/BTEC
       National Subsidiary        National Subsidiary           Higher Education/
            Diploma                    Diploma                     Employment
           + General                  + General
         Studies Option             Studies Option




                                       3 AS/BTEC                  3 A2/BTEC
                                   National Subsidiary        National Subsidiary
                                        Diploma                    Diploma             Higher Education/
         BTEC First                                                                       Employment
                                       + General                  + General
          Diploma
                                     Studies Option             Studies Option
       BTEC Work skills

        Higher Project                College/
                                     Employment




         Transition                   College/
          Diploma                    Employment




                          Level 3 Retakes and Remarks
The step up from Level 2 to Level 3 learning can be a hard one for some students and maximum effort
needs to be put in from the very beginning of the course to achieve success. Realistically students
entering Level 3 courses at the lower end of our entry requirements should not expect to achieve straight
A grades at the end of two years. What we do expect though is that every student achieves their best at
the first opportunity.

Attainment at Level 3 builds up through points awarded for each course unit - usually 4 to 6 units at A
level. BTEC courses follow a similar pattern but with a different range of units depending on the level of
course studied.

It is the school's policy not to enter students for retakes or ask for papers to be remarked -
students should take examinations expecting to succeed, not presuming there will be a second or
even third chance. If students feel they could have done better at the end of the first year of the
course, they should apply every effort to balance this out with improved grades in the second
year, rather than taking their eye off the ball by retaking units already achieved.




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                              ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                     You will be offered a place in Edmonton County Sixth Form
                    based on the predicted grades in your December 2009 profile.

   To study at Level 3 you will also need to meet subject specific entry criteria which can be
                         found on the relevant course descriptor page.


              Course Programme                                  Entry requirements


              FOUR Level 3 Courses                    GCSE B grades/ BTEC 1st Merits or better
                                                  including English, Maths and three other subjects

             THREE Level 3 Courses                    GCSE C grades/ BTEC 1st Passes or better
                                                  including English, Maths and three other subjects

   Level 2             BTEC 1st Diploma          GCSE F grades/ BTEC Introductory Passes or better
                                                  including English, Maths and three other subjects
                Higher Diploma in Construction                    To be confirmed
                   & the Built Environment

             Level 1 Transition Course                    No minimum entry requirements
             to college or employment


                        TIMETABLE FOR APPLICATION
                              Wednesday 11th November 2009
                      Year 11 Assembly : Student Induction to Application Process


                              Wednesday 18th November 2009

   Sixth Form Booklet Issued
   Application Forms Issued
   Sixth Form Options Evening

The evening is a time for you and your parents to find out about the courses we run. Each
department has a stand where you can see the resources they use and talk to teachers about any
course which interests you.


                                   Friday 15th January 2010
You can hand in your Options form any time after the 19th November but the deadline for return is
today. After this date we cannot guarantee that all course choices will be available.


                                    18th - 29th January 2010

After the forms have been returned, senior staff, your Head of Learning and staff from the Sixth Form
team will interview you individually. We will talk with you about your plans for the future, your Mock
exam results and what you need to do to be successful in the summer exams.

Careers education guidance will be available to you during this time.




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                                   COURSES OFFERED
 At Edmonton County and within the Enfield Consortium we are able to offer a wide range of courses at
 Levels 1, 2 and 3.To access a course at another school a student will need to meet the entry criteria of
 that school. This may differ to the entry criteria at Edmonton County. Consortium arrangements
 cannot be confirmed until September of the new academic year.

    Level 3 Courses - 2 Years

 Courses at this level are named A Levels, Applied A Levels and BTEC National Awards.
        A Levels and Applied A Levels are graded A* - E
        BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas are graded:


                               AWARD                     A LEVEL EQUIVALENT
                              Distinction                           A
                                 Merit                              C
                                 Pass                               E
                              Unqualified                           U




AS & A2 Courses
      A more theoretical learning pathway
      5 hours a week each

 Offered in Single Award

    Applied Business                            Art & Design - (Graphic Communication)
    Art, Craft & Design                         History
    Art & Design - Photography                  Mathematics
    Biology                                     Music
    Business Studies                            Physical Education
    Chemistry                                   Physics
    Drama & Theatre Studies                     Design & Technology - Product Design (3D Design)
    English Literature                          Psychology
    English Literature & Language               Sociology
    Ethics & Philosophy                         Art & Design - Textiles
    Design & Technology - Food                  Broomfield School - Spanish
    French                                      Broomfield School - Music Technology
    Geography
    Government & Politics


BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma and Applied A Levels
      A more vocational / applied learning pathway
      5 hours a week each

    Applied Health & Social Care
    BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma        for IT Practitioners
    BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma        in Media
    BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma        in Performing Arts (Dance)
    BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma        in Applied Science



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    Level 2 Courses - 1 Year

For some students who have yet to meet the Level 3 threshold by the end of Key Stage 4, we provide the
opportunity to consolidate their knowledge, skills and understanding at Level 2 for an additional year.

Courses on offer for the one Year Level 2 programme are called BTEC First Diplomas which are
equivalent to four Level 2 courses.
                                                                    AWARD           GCSE equivalent
Progression to Level 3                                             Distinction *        A*A*A*A*
You will need to have achieved 5 or more Level 2 passes in         Distinction            AAAA
different subjects including English and Maths. Your
                                                                      Merit               BBBB
Year 12 BTEC counts as one subject.
                                                                      Pass                CCCC
You must have achieved at least a Merit in the subject
you plan to continue studying                                      Unqualified              U


BTEC First Diplomas
     A more vocational / work related learning pathway
     10 hours a week


Offered in:
   Business Studies
   Health & Social Care       You must continue studies in this subject at Level 3 as a BTEC National or
   ICT                        Applied A Level Course if you have taken the BTEC 1st Diploma.
   Media
   Performing Arts (Acting)
   Sport
   The Gladys Aylward School - BTEC 1st Diploma Art & Design
   The Gladys Aylward School - BTEC 1st Diploma Travel and Tourism
Higher Diploma
      A combined vocational and theoretical course
      Taught in partnership with Southgate College

   Construction & the Built Environment

Level 2 English and Maths Retakes
It is important for every young person to have competent Literacy and Numeracy skills. The majority of
students entering 6th Form will have achieved a C or above in English and Maths at Level 2. For some,
they may have just missed out. These students will have the opportunity of retaking. We expect
students undertaking these courses to apply themselves with maximum effort to ensure they are
successful. Students wishing to progress to Level 3 next year must have a Level 2 qualification in
English and Maths.
We do not run any other retake courses in the Sixth Form. However, students who wish to use the school
as a centre to enter a retake exam in any other Level 2 course will be expected to make a contribution to
cover the fees.

     Level 1 Course - 1 Year
   Transition Diploma
We will provide a range of transition to college/employment courses for students at Level 1 (GCSE
grades D - G). The nature of the programme will be dependant on viable group size and learner needs
but may include a range of vocational courses and ASDAN qualifications.
This successful course is delivered in partnership with Southgate College and includes one day a week
work experience.


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                           LIFE IN THE SIXTH FORM

WORKING TOGETHER IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE STUDENT

The following framework forms the foundation of day to day study in the 6th Form

In the 6th Form we will support each person:-
    as a student following examination courses
    as a prospective employee or student in higher education
    as a role model to other students and the wider community
    as a young adult taking a full and active part within and beyond the school community

As students you will be expected to:-
   maintain full attendance and punctuality to school, lessons, mentoring and assemblies
   maintain a course of independent study at school and home that ensures you meet aspirational
   grades and includes registration during study periods.
   wear an ID badge at all times and follow procedures when signing in and out of school
   attend assemblies, enrichment and other occasional activities as required, which form part of
   your programme of study
   dress in a manner which is not offensive to common decency or to our diverse school
   community
   behave as an appropriate role model to all other students, working with staff to ensure a positive
   learning environment for all in the 6th Form and the rest of the school
   avoid more than 5 hours of paid work per week
   Arrange appointments or job interviews outside of school time with the exception of specialist or
   hospital appointments
   return to school with a note from home explaining why you have been absent

As part of the team Parents will aim to support students by:-
   taking an active interest in the course of study
   ensuring full attendance and punctuality at school
   monitoring independent study at home
   attending parents’ evenings, mentoring sessions when invited and other information giving events

The Daily Routine

As with Year 11, lessons start at 8.40am and students must be on site by 8:30am. Aside from formal
lessons all students are also required to attend a mentoring session every two weeks and an
assembly/Registration time on a weekly basis. The time with your mentor and tutor is a vital part of a
6th Former’s education as it provides the forum for sharing in the learning experience and providing the
immediate support that a student may need. Assemblies provide a vital opportunity for all of the year
group to be together for the sharing of information as well as an opportunity for a range of speakers on
topics relevant to 6th Formers. On a practical level there is so much going on for groups and
individual students that it is vital that the Head of Learning and Student Leadership Team are able to
consult students and pass on information.

Outside of lesson times all students will have unsupervised study periods for the completion of
homework, coursework and independent study. There is no home study for Year 12 students who will
be expected to remain on site using the study facilities available for the full school day.

Homework - this is work that is teacher directed and most often required to be completed by a set
date usually the next lesson. The homework will either support what has been covered in the lesson
or be tasks that will ensure that students are able to access information covered in the next lesson. In
some instances the homework will be preliminary work toward undertaking coursework.




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Coursework – for most students the completion of coursework will be a significant part of completing
their courses. Most subjects require at least one piece of extended work that is externally examined.
For those students undertaking Vocational & Applied Level 2/3 courses the coursework component is
far more extensive.

Independent Study – one of the most striking differences between Year 11 and 12 is the requirement
that students are able to work on their own to complete extra reading and research that has not been
directly set by the teacher although guidance will be given. All students are required to maintain a
regular revision programme including revising all lessons within the week that they have been taught.

At break and lunchtimes students are welcome and indeed encouraged to socialise and relax in the
Common Room. Fresh food machines are available, as is a fresh water filter and kitchen facilities.



The main thing to remember with your study at 6th Form Level is that you must start the way you
intend to continue – to reach your targets and achieve top grades takes a lot of consistent hard
work and determination. The level and depth of study in class is much greater and right from the
beginning of the year independent study will be central to all your subjects.




Educational Maintenance Allowance – EMA

This government initiative involves a means tested weekly payment made directly to students during
term time. The payment is designed to give students the financial support to ensure they are able to
attend school and continue their education. The payments are subject to annual review but as a guide
are:

£30.00 if household income is up to £20,817
£20.00 if household income is £20 818 - £25,521
£10.00 if household income is £25 522 - £30,810

It is possible to receive three bonus payments in January, July and September the following year but is
dependent on students meeting all expectations. All Year 11 students are given an application pack.
All eligible students will need to ensure that they have opened a bank account. The Assistant to Head
of Learning 6th Form looks after this scheme.

Communications with Parents

Academic monitoring and communication with parents forms the foundation for the academic success of
all students. The following methods are employed to facilitate positive relationships between staff,
students and parents.

    Profiles issued 4 times a year
    Parents Information Evenings
    Parent/Teacher Evenings
    Telephone calls from subject Teachers and tutors
    Head of Learning/Assistant to Head of Learning and Senior Leadership Team meetings when
    necessary
    Head of Learning/Assistant to Head of Learning telephone contact with home
    Regular written communications direct with parents
    Lates and absence letters/telephone calls home

Parents are invited to telephone the 6th Form staff during any school day to discuss issues concerning
their child or to arrange an appointment. In the 6th Form we run Open Clinics that operate the first
Monday of every month. To avoid queues it is suggested that parents contact the school to arrange an
appointment.


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         Higher Education and University Applications




Central to developing independent, motivated life long learners is knowing what the next academic
step is. Researching and applying to colleges, universities, the public services or toward employment
is a formal part of the 6th Form Programme. All students are required to take part in the following
activities and events:

   Weekly hour long Future Pathways lesson focussed on study skills and further education/
   employment
   Students and Parents Higher Education Information Evening
   Higher Education and Employment Fair providing general progression information as well as
   information from specific colleges and universities, armed services, support services and modern
   apprenticeships.
   Professional Workshops to support the University Central Applications Services (UCAS) process
   Information on University and College Open Days.
   Professional Finance workshops
   Practice interviews with School Governors
   Ongoing information and support from Tutors and Mentors

Careers Information

The school library contains a range of resources
which give information about careers:

   Books on various job areas
   Life Facts folders contain detailed information
   about a very wide range of specific jobs
   The computers have the Kudos & Key Clips
   programmes, which both give information and
   help you find careers that might be suitable for
   your talents & interests
   On the notice board above the library computers
   is a list of useful careers-related websites

In addition to the above, there are more books & leaflets available in the Careers Office, UCAS library
and on the Open Day noticeboard

Our Careers Advisor, Ms Morgan, and Work Related Learning Co-ordinator, Ms Hughes, are also
happy to answer general queries at break & lunchtimes or by appointment.




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                                         Enrichment

Ours is a 6th Form Community – academic achievement is the foundation and central to everything
that we do but we also believe that students should leave Edmonton County with the broader skills to
be successful in all aspects of their lives. Our Student Leadership Team is a very active one that
shows considerable initiative in organising a number of activities and events:


   Leadership around both sites

   6th Form Council

   Community Winter Festival

   Assemblies

   End of Year Celebration

   Fund raising for Charities




                                                              6th Form Leaders
Students are also able to take part in
regular volunteering in partnership with Youth Action Volunteering Enfield (YAVE). Placements are
arranged for students with certification at the end of the completion of 15 hours of volunteering.
The 6th Form is always a busy place. Students have many and varied opportunities to take a wider
role in the day to day running of the 6th Form. All these experiences become very important when
students begin the process of writing personal statements for college, university or job applications.




                      Old Folks’ Party




                                                                      6th Form celebration event



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                               Community Activities
At Edmonton County we know that for a student to be successful in their adult life, they not only
need academic success but must also be able to demonstrate a broader range of skills such as
teamwork, independence, initiative and resilience.

As a minimum we expect all students to be involved in at least one community activity. For the
majority this will include helping in class with students lower down the school. We are keen for the
students to come up with their own ideas too, so if you have a suggestion for how you can work
within our school or wider community, please discuss it with the 6th form leadership team.

Most importantly, it also looks great on your UCAS application and CV that you are more than just
a set of grades!


                Recreational Sporting Opportunities
                                   Healthy body = healthy mind!
To achieve well, not only should you work hard but you must also ensure you eat healthily and
exercise regularly to keep your mind as sharp as possible. For one afternoon a week we provide
you with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of fun recreational sports with friends either
on site or if you have a particular interest at a local off site facility, eg swimming pools. The range
of activities on offer is very much led by your interests, so let us know and we will see what we can
provide.


                           Level 3 Extended Project
What will I learn?
The Project is a qualification designed to provide learners with a range of transferable skills such
as planning, research, analysis and evaluation. Students will work independently to produce a
single piece of work. The Project will prepare students for further education or entry into the
workforce. Assessment will be based on how well they plan, manage, complete and review their
project.

Unit titles and assessment methods
The project is 100% internally assessed and externally moderated.
The Extended project is equal to an AS level grade A to E. To study this qualification students
must first put together a research proposal. This course is voluntary and open to all Level 3
students.

                     Meeting Targets & Home Study
All Sixth Form students are expected to meet challenging targets. We report on progress towards
these targets regularly. Students in Year 12 who are meeting their targets by the second profile in
December of the first term can apply to have home study. This will allow them to be off site when
they do not have lessons.

Students who do not meet their targets will be expected to stay on site.

Students who have earned the right to study at home will only keep this privilege if they remain on
track. If a student’s profile shows a drop in predicted attainment then Home Study will be
withdrawn and the student will be expected to remain on site during study periods.

Students on track who wish to remain on site, may of course do so.

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Life in the 6th Form – From our Students’ Perspective

When starting 6th Form expect a complete change from life in Year 11. There is still the comfort of
being around the teachers that you know, and who know you, your skills, capabilities and the way
you like to learn, but there is also more freedom to do what you want to do. You will be studying
with a group of students who have chosen that subject because they want to, and so you gain so
much more from lessons. Classes are generally smaller than at GCSE, which means more time
with your teachers, more opportunities for discussions, and a lot more independent study!

The hardest thing about the transition is being able to make the best use of your study periods.
The standard and volume of work that is required by teachers is a lot more than at Key Stage 4 and
it’s sometimes not until exam results come in that reality comes into focus so my advice is work
hard right from the start – it will be so important later.

There is a great range of facilities available just for 6th formers including three computer suites and
study rooms. Most of the 6th Form has recently been revamped, including the Common Room
which has a modern café style feel to it, with a small kitchen area and vending machines.

Our 6th Form offers great opportunities for you as a student; there is a wide range of volunteering
options available. There are many events organised and you also have the option of becoming a
leader, or even a member of the Head Girl/Boy team, which gives students a chance to make the
most of the school, and have a say in the decisions that are made.

Socially, there are a lot of changes as well: you change classes and speak to people you’ve never
spoken to before, everyone is more equal. The whole 6th Form socialises as one large group rather
than small friendship groups, creating a great, fun and very friendly atmosphere.

Staying on at 6th Form is something that most students feel is right for them, as you are guided
through the courses you do, in preparation for life after school. There is so much support from
teachers in which decisions you make, whether you want to go on to university, take a gap year or
start working straight away, helping you to achieve what you want from life.



                                    “We are really lucky here as we have great facilities – probably
                                    because of the Technology status I think, I have always been
                                    able to get on a computer to get everything done.”




                                     “I think it is a really good
environment. The amount of support we get is really good and
all the students get along really well. I’m really enjoying it.”


“There is a lot more freedom in the 6th Form, it has given me
the chance to study the way that I want to.”




 6th Form is a great place to learn about life and growing up

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                              Level 2 Future Pathways
What will I learn?
Students will work toward developing the skills for decision making the next step in either their education or
employment applications. The course covers all aspects personal decision making, CV preparation,
interviews and letters of application.
Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
 UNIT 1: Introductory work -                          UNIT 2: Workbook based -
        Personal decision making processes and skills         Career planning

Preparation for Level 3, college and employment applications.


                              Level 2 Higher Project
What will I learn?
The Project is a qualification designed to provide learners with a range of transferable skills such as
planning, research, analysis and evaluation. Students will work independently to produce a single piece of
work. The Project will prepare students for further education or entry into the workforce. Assessment will be
based on how well they plan, manage, complete and review their project.

Unit titles and assessment methods
The project is 100% internally assessed and externally moderated.


The Higher project is equal to a GCSE grade A* - C. All students taking a Level 2 course must complete this
qualification.

                   Level 2 BTEC Certificate Work Skills
                                      Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
Work skills is a flexible BTEC qualification suitable for learners of all ages and at all stages of their working
lives. The aim is to equip young people with the skills to gain and retain a job, progress in the workplace, in
education and training. Work skills builds on the ABC of employability - Attitude, Behaviour and
Communication - to develop skills that employers are looking for to give learners an edge on their
competitors

Unit titles and assessment methods
Students will study several different units

UNIT 1 - Managing Your Money             UNIT 2 - Preparing for an Interview      UNIT 3 - Interview skills


UNIT 4 - Searching and Applying          UNIT 5 - Self Assessment                 UNIT 6 Working as a Team
for a job


Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Preparation for Level 3, college and employment applications.



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                 Future Pathways for Level 3 Students

 What will I learn?
 You will complete a comprehensive process of reflection, review and content based learning toward
 developing the decision making process for the next stage of their learning or career. All students will
 complete a comprehensive review of the UCAS process including the production of personal statements.
 Students will also experience interview practice and the production of CVs.

 Unit titles and assessment methods
 Work book based learning.

 Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
 Supports the applications process for Higher Education and/or completion of Employment applications.



                                       General Studies
    Option 1: Accredited — Specification Code: 89GSOL - Examination Board: Edexcel
   Option 2: Non-accredited

All Level 3 students must by law study the content within the General Studies course but may
choose either to sit the accredited AS examination which carries UCAS points, or to study the
same concepts and knowledge without sitting the AS exam - non-accredited.

 What will I learn?
 This qualification is excellent preparation for both employment and higher education, where a range of
 problems and conflicting perspectives have to be considered and reconciled. Through this process students
 will develop highly-valued study and communication skills. As a consequence students will gain a broader
 picture of the world, and an ability to connect ideas and information from different disciplines.

 Unit titles and assessment method

 UNIT 1: Challenges for Society -                     UNIT 2: The Individual in Society -
         exploring the challenges whether scientific,         exploring what influences behaviour and
         technological or moral including issues such         where vales and opinions come from
         As Nuclear Power, genetics and climate.50%           including issues such as communication
                                                              systems, multi-culturalism. 50%


 Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
 Additional UCAS points accepted by most universities/college for all degree types.




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                                  A Level Applied Business
                         Specification Code: 8616 - Examination Board: AQA

  What will I learn?
  The aims and objectives of businesses, marketing mix, competition and the impact of external factors. The
  importance of Human Resources and the roles and responsibilities of people in business. Financial planning and
  monitoring, including the ability to calculate business costs, revenues and profit. Development and use of cash
  flow forecasts and budgets. How to produce a structured business plan. Management styles and their impact on
  business operations. How to effectively use resources to achieve stated objectives. Modern decision making
  systems.

  Unit titles and assessment methods                        All Units have an equal assessment of 16⅔%
UNIT 1: Investigating Business - coursework 16⅔%                 UNIT 2: People in Business - coursework 16⅔%

UNIT 3: Financial Planning and Monitoring - exam 16⅔%            UNIT 4: Business Planning - coursework 16⅔%

UNIT 5: Managing People - exam 16⅔%                              UNIT 6: Managing Resources - coursework 16⅔%

  Additional Course specific entry criteria
  This is the step up course to those successfully completing BTEC First Diploma in Business with at least a Merit.
  Other students must have achieved at least a C grade in GCSE Business Studies.

  Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
  A wide range of Business/Management courses at university. Specialisation courses such as Marketing,
  Accountancy and Human Resource Management. Modern Apprenticeship or employment within industry.



                                A Level Art, Craft & Design
             Specification Code: AS (1201A)/ A2 (2201A) - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
The AS and A2 Art courses are designed to encourage a broad approach to art which will allow you to develop a
sound grounding in a number of areas while still exploring the subject in depth. Work produced will demonstrate the
use of formal elements and creative skills and give visual form to individual thoughts, feelings, observations and
ideas. Students will be expected to visit galleries on their own and with the school.

Unit titles and assessment methods
  UNIT 1: (ARTA1) - Coursework portfolio -                      UNIT 2: (ARTA2) Externally set assignment -
          4 mini-projects and one extended project.                     preparatory work and final piece based on
          80 marks 50% of AS / 25% of total A2                          one of the five starting points set by AQA..
                                                                        80 marks 50% of AS / 25% of total A2
  UNIT 3: (ARTA3) Personal Investigation -                      UNIT 4: (ARTA4) Externally set assignment -
          Make art work based on an idea, issue, concept                preparatory work and final piece based on
          or theme, supported by a written element (3000                one of the eight starting points set by AQA.
          words). 80 marks 25% of total A2                              80 marks 25% of total A2


Additional Course specific entry criteria
You should have an interest in the arts and should have achieved a Level 2 GCSE in Art, photography or a
Technology subject such as Graphics or Textiles. You will be required to work independently and to explore personal
ideas.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Many universities will require you to complete a foundation art course before commencing onto a full Art degree
course - research in university prospectuses for further information. Level 3 Art can lead to a variety of careers in the
creative field as it will give you a range of skills that are essential in the modern workplace.

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                           A Level Art & Design: Photography
                                     Lens-based and Light-based media
                     Specification Code: AS (1201F/A2 2201F) - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
The A level Photography course is designed to encourage a broad approach which will allow you to develop a sound
grounding in a number of areas (Art, Portraiture, Landscape Photography, Documentary, Photo Journalism,
Photographic Installation, Video, Television and Film) while still exploring the subject in depth. Work produced will
demonstrate the use of formal elements and creative skills and give visual form to individual thoughts, feelings,
observations and ideas. Students will be expected to visit galleries on their own and with the school.
Unit titles and assessment methods
  UNIT 1: (ARTF1) Coursework portfolio -                   UNIT 2: (ARTF2) Externally set assignment -
          series of projects that demonstrate different            preparatory work and final piece based on one of
          skills and techniques in photography.                    the five starting points set by AQA..
          80 marks 50% of AS / 25% of total A2                     80 marks 50% of AS / 25% of total A2
  UNIT 3: (ARTF3) Personal Investigation -                 UNIT 4: (ARTF4) Externally set assignment -
          Make art work based on an idea, issue,                   preparatory work and final piece based on one of
          concept or theme, supported by a written                 the eight starting points set by AQA.
          element (3000 words). 80 marks 25% of                    80 marks 25% of total A2
          total A2

Additional Course specific entry criteria
You should have an interest in the arts and should have achieved a Level 2 GCSE in Photography, Art or a
Technology subject such as Graphics or Textiles. You will be required to work independently and to explore personal
ideas.
Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Many universities will require you to complete a foundation art course before commencing onto a full Photography
degree course - research in university prospectuses for further information. A level 3 Photography qualification can
lead to a variety of careers in the creative field as will it give you a range of skills that are essential in the modern
workplace.

                                                   A Level Biology
                          Specification Code: 9BI01 - Examination Board: Edexcel

 What will I learn?
 You will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Biology and how they relate to
 each other. You will also gain a deeper understanding of How Science Works and an appreciation of how
 society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy
 and society.
 Unit titles and assessment methods
  UNIT 1: Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health          UNIT 2: Development, Plants and the
          1hour 15min exam with multiple - choice,                Environment
          short and long written answer questions.                1hour 15min exam with multiple - choice,
          40% of AS                                               short and long written answer questions.
                                                                  40% of AS

  UNIT 3: Practical Biology and Research Skills           UNIT 4: The natural environment and species survival
          Internally assessed through experimental                1hr 30 mins exam
          work and case study work. 20% of AS                     20% of A2

  Unit 5: Energy, Exercise and Coordination               Unit 6: Practical Biology and investigative skills
          1hr 30 mins exam                                        Students complete a written report of an
          20% of A2                                               experimental investigation, which they have
                                                                  devised and carried out. 10% of A2


 Additional Course specific entry criteria
 Either a grade C or higher at GCSE Biology or a grade B average in Core and Additional Science GCSE
 (with min. Grade B in Additional) or a Merit in BTEC First Diploma Applied Science.
 Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
 As with all Level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and
 higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. Biology is an essential
 qualification for virtually all careers in the medical/ Biomedical fields. If you are considering entering medicine or
 dentistry, Biology will be highly sought after and may even be compulsory.
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                                A Level Business Studies
                       Specification Code: 2130 - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
The challenges and issues of starting a business. Decision making at a functional level. Strategies for improving
effectiveness. Performance evaluation measures. The impact external factors can have on business. Planning
and managing change. The importance of leadership and change in business culture.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Planning and Financing a Business UNIT 2: Managing a Business
        Written Exam 20%                          Written Exam 30%

UNIT 3: Strategies for Success                     UNIT 4: The Business Environment and Managing Change
        Written Exam 25%                                   Written Exam 25%


Additional Course specific entry criteria
Pupils who sat GCSE Business Studies must have a grade C or above, others a genuine interest in Business.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
A wide range of Business/Management courses at university. Specialisation courses such as Marketing,
Accountancy and Human Resource Management. Modern Apprenticeship or employment within industry.


                                       A Level Chemistry
                    Specification Code: 9CH01 - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
You will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Chemistry and how they relate to
each other. You will also gain a deeper understanding of How Science Works and an appreciation how society
makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and
society.
Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: The Core Principles of Chemistry                   UNIT 2: Application of Core Principles of Chemistry
        1hour 15min exam with multiple - choice, short and         1hour 15min exam with multiple– choice, short
         long written answer questions. 40% of AS                  and long written answer questions. 40% of AS

UNIT 3: Chemistry Laboratory Skills 1                        UNIT 4: General Principles of Chemistry 1 –
        Internally assessed through experimental                     rates, equilibria and further organic chemistry
        work and case study work. 20% of AS                          1hr 40 mins exam with a mixture of short and
                                                                     extended answer questions. 20% of A2
UNIT 5: General Principles of Chemistry 2 –            UNIT 6: Chemistry laboratory skils 2
      transition metals and organic nitrogen chemistry         Students carry out a series of set practicals.
      1hr 40 mins exam with a mixture of short and             10% of A2
      extended answer questions. 20% of A2


Additional Course specific entry criteria
Either a grade C or higher at GCSE Biology or a grade B average in Core and Additional Science GCSE
(with min. Grade B in Additional) or a Merit in BTEC First Diploma Applied Science.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
The course provides a valuable education for candidates who take chemistry or related subjects no further. It is
also an excellent foundation for further study of chemistry, medicine (and related subjects such as pharmacy and
pharmacology) or other sciences.

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                       A Level Drama & Theatre Studies
             Specification Code: 8DR01 & 9DR01 - Examination Board: Edexcel




What will I learn?

You will learn about the history of drama and theatre, about performing, about all aspects of a production from
the design of the set and costumes through to the role of the director.


Unit titles and assessment methods


                                                        UNIT 2: Theatre Text in Performance
UNIT 1: Exploration of Drama & Theatre
                                                                30% practical exam (performance)
        20% written and practical coursework

UNIT 3: Exploration of Dramatic Performance             UNIT 4: Theatre Text in Context
        20% written and practical coursework                    30% written exam




Additional Course specific entry criteria
Students who have achieved at least a C grade in Drama or if you haven’t studied GCSE have had appropriate
Drama/Theatre experience.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
As with all level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and
higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. Despite the obvious aca-
demic achievement, employers will appreciate that a Drama and Theatre Studies qualification indicates that an
individual is orally articulate and highly effective when working with others, an essential quality in many high
powered jobs and careers.




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                            A Level English Literature - A
                        Specification Code: 2740 - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
The course will broaden your knowledge and understanding of both modern and traditional literature, and aims
to encourage you to read as widely as possible. It contains many elements you will be familiar with from GCSE.
You will study texts closely and gain an understanding of how cultural and historical influences affect both
readers and writers. You will learn how to analyse novels, plays and poetry and write essays about them.
However, there is also a lot of emphasis placed on discussion work in this course and you are encouraged to
engage fully in airing your opinions.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Texts in Context                               UNIT 2: Creative Study
        2 hour written examination which will take the         2 tasks which will total 2000-2500 words in
        form of essay style answers.                            total. One will focus on a prose text and one
        60% of AS, 30% of A2                                   will explore a drama text.
                                                               40% of AS, 20% of A2
UNIT 3: Reading for Meaning                               UNIT 4: Extended essay and Shakespeare Study
        2 hour 30 minute written exam exploring the               Extended comparative essay of 3000 words.
        theme of ‘Love through the Ages’.                         20% of A-Level
        30% of A-Level

Additional Course specific entry criteria
Students will need to have achieved at least a C grade in English and English Literature.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
A qualification in English is highly valued in many industries, especially where analytical written and
communication skills play an important role. Don’t just think of journalism or law, an English qualification will
open many doors to future career development.



              A Level English Literature & Language - B
                        Specification Code: 2725 - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
The course introduces you to the world of linguistics! The emphasis of the course is on understanding the way
that language works to create meaning and therefore you will be introduced to close study of grammar,
vocabulary and sentence structure, and how these can be manipulated.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Introduction to Language and Literature     UNIT 2: Themes in Language and Literature
        Exam based on the anthology, focusing on            Essay and creative writing assignments.
        theme and style. 60% of AS, 30% of A-Level.         40% of AS, 20% of A2.
UNIT 3: Talk in Life and Literature                       UNIT 4: Text Transformation
        Exam requiring a comparison between texts.                Coursework folder of transformed texts and
        30% of A-Level                                            commentaries. 20% of A-level

Additional Course specific entry criteria
Students will need to have achieved at least a C grade in English and English Literature.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
A qualification in English is highly valued in many industries, especially where analytical writing and
communication skills play an important role. Don’t just think of journalism or law; an English qualification will
open many doors to future career development.
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                             A Level Ethics & Philosophy
                        Specification Code: 2060 - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
At AS you will study some of the classic arguments for Gods existence such as the cosmological and ontological
arguments. You will also look at some ethical theories including utilitarianism, situation ethics and how we apply
these theories to real life situations like abortion and euthanasia. At A2, the specification enables you to study in
greater depth aspects of philosophy of religion and ethics using the specific skills learnt in the AS side of the
course.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Philosophy of Religion                     UNIT 2: Ethics
       1hour exam and 15 minutes answering 2 essay         1hour exam and 15 minutes answering 2
       questions from a choice of four. 50% of AS          essay questions from a choice of four.
       level and 25% of A Level. .                         50% of AS level and 25% of A Level.

UNIT 3: Philosophy of Religion                             UNIT 4: Ways of moral decision making
        1 hour exam and 30 minutes answering 2                     1 hour exam and 30 minutes answering 2
        essay questions from a choice of four.                     essay questions from a choice of four.
        25% of A level.                                            25% of A level.

Additional Course specific entry criteria
A least a grade C for Ethics and Philosophy at GCSE.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to either further or higher education, or
employment in a range of industries. A qualification in Philosophy and Ethics should not be considered narrowly.
The thinking, analytical and evaluative skills you develop will be highly sought after across a wide range of
career areas.



       A Level - Design Technology (Food Technology)
               Specification Code: AS1540 / A2 2540 - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
Candidates will develop an in-depth knowledge of food science , nutrition, industrial and commercial practices,
food designing, developing and marketing.

Unit titles and assessment methods

UNIT 1: Materials, Manufacturing and Designing                 UNIT 2: Design & Make Assignment
        25% Exam                                                       25% Coursework

UNIT 3: Further study on Materials, Manufacturing and UNIT 4: Design & Make Assignment
        Designing 25% Exam                                    25% Coursework


Additional Course specific entry criteria
At least a C grade in GCSE Food Technology

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
As with level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and
higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. Career prospects in Food
Technology are numerous: sales and business developer, Food Safety consultant, Food Technologist, Food
Scientist, Dietician, Nutritionist and professional chef are just a few.

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                                         A Level French
                      Specification Code: 2651 - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
You will improve your knowledge of the French language , developing and extending your competence in the
four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
You will learn about current affairs in France, studying a range of contemporary issues , all from the French
perspective.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Listening, reading and writing               UNIT 2: Speaking Test ( 15 minutes + preparation time)
        70% of AS, 35% of A Level                            30% of AS, 15% of A Level

UNIT 3: Listening, reading and writing               UNIT 4: Speaking Test ( 15 minutes + preparation time)
        35% of A Level                                       15% of A Level

Additional Course specific entry criteria
At least a C grade in GCSE French.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Further and higher education or employment in a range of industries.



                                     A Level Geography
                  Specification Code: 8GE01 - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
To develop and apply your understanding of geographical concepts and processes to understand and interpret
our changing world develop your awareness of the complexity of interactions within and between societies,
economies, cultures and environments at scales from local to global. To develop as global citizens who
recognise the challenges of sustainability and the implications for their own and others’ lives. To improve as
critical and reflective learners aware of the importance of attitudes and values, including their own. To become
adept in the use and application of skills and new technologies through their geographical studies both in and
outside the classroom and be inspired by the world around them, and gain enjoyment and satisfaction from their
geographical studies and understand their relevance.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Global Challenges -                          UNIT 2: Geographical investigations -
           1.5 hour exam - 30%                                  1 hour exam - 20%

UNIT 3: Contested Planet -                           UNIT 4: Geographical research -
          2.5 hour exam - 30%                                   1.5 hour exam - 20%


Additional Course specific entry criteria
At least a C grade in GCSE Geography. Studying GCSE Geography although preferable is not essential, as long
as you have at least a C grade in GCSE Maths and English

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Can lead to a degree in Geography or an associated subject such as travel and tourism, meteorology,
cartography, surveying, town planning or teaching, and many more.


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                          A Level Government & Politics
          Specification Code: AS 8GP01 / A2 GP02 - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
You will find out what politics is and how it matters, in addition to which you will study UK politics and
government from 1979.
You will study pressure groups, political parties and elections in both the UK and USA
You will find out about the role of important individuals and groups within political institutions.
You will discover what impact the judiciary has on politics in both the British and American systems.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: People and Politics.                                UNIT 2: Governing the U.K.
        Written examination: 1 hour 20 minutes.                     Written examination: 1 hour 20 minutes.
        Answer two structured questions from a                      Answer one stimulus question from a choice
        choice of four.                                             of two and one extended question
UNIT 3: Representative Processes in the USA.          UNIT 4: Governing the USA
        Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes. Three         Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes. Three
        short questions and one essay question.               short questions and one essay question.

Additional Course specific entry criteria
There are no additional course specific entry criteria

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
As with all Level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and
higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. Your ability to debate and
analyse will be enhanced as a result of studying Government and Politics together with acquiring strong written
communication skills which no employer can afford to ignore.



       A Level - Art & Design (Graphic Communication)
             Specification Code: AS1201B / A2 2201B - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
Candidates will develop an understanding of how graphical communication is used in society to enhance
imagery and communicate ideas, instructions and products. They will learn various skills and techniques to
design and produce high level graphical images.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Coursework Portfolio                               UNIT 2: Externally Set Assignment
        25% Coursework                                             25% Controlled Exam
UNIT 3: Personal Investigation                             UNIT 4: Externally Set Assignment
        25% Coursework                                             25% Controlled Exam


Additional Course specific entry criteria
At least a C grade in GCSE Art & Design and/or GCSE Graphic Products

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
As with level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and
higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. Advertising, architecture,
website design, product development, stage exhibition, interior design, journalism and other media careers are
just a few of the possible employment areas.
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                     A Level Applied Health & Social Care
                       Specification Code: 8741 - Examination Board: Edexcel

  What will I learn?
  Patterns of growth and development throughout the different life stages.
  The importance of communication and values involved in care.
  Caring organisations have a responsibility to protect and safeguard the rights of individuals.

  Unit titles and assessment methods
  UNIT 1: Human Growth and Development - External Examination 33%
  UNIT 2: Communication and Values - Coursework 33%
  UNIT 3: Positive Care Environment - Coursework 33%

  Additional Course specific entry criteria
  Students must have achieved at least a Pass in the BTEC 1st Certificate in Year 11
  This is a step up course for Year 12 students following successful completion of the BTEC First Diploma in
  Health & Social Care having achieved at least a Merit.

  Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
  Health and Social Care sectors
  Primary school teachers


                                            A Level History
              Specification Code: AS 8HI01 / A2 HI02 - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
You will study: the unification of Germany and how Bismarck went about creating a national identity, in addition, you
will look at the rise of the Nazis, the impact that they had on Germany until 1945 and the impact of the Second World
War on Germany; the relationship between Britain and Ireland, 1867-1922 will cover issues such as the challenge of
nationalism, Home Rule objectives and unionist responses to it, divisions within Ireland and the creation of the Irish
Free State; British policy towards Mussolini and Hitler during peacetime and the role played by Britain during the
Second World War in an attempt to end the influence of fascism in Britain.

Unit titles and assessment methods
  UNIT 1: Option F: The Expansion and Challenge of               UNIT 2: Option D: The British Empire Challenged
          Fascism                                                        (D1 Britain and Ireland, 1867-1922). Written
          (F2 and F7).Written examination 1 hour 20 minutes.             examination 1 hour 20 minutes. You will be
          You will be required to answer 2 questions worth 30            required to answer 2 questions based on
          marks each.                                                    evidence

  UNIT 3: Option D: The Challenge of Fascism                     UNIT 4: Historical Enquiry.
          (D2 Britain and the Challenge of Fascism c1925-                You will complete two assignments based on a
          1960). Written examination 2hours.You will have to             timeframe of 100 years. The focus of one
          answer one essay and one source question.                      assignment will be the short term impact of a
                                                                         specific person or event, the second a broader
                                                                         assignment based on the whole topic area.

Additional Course specific entry criteria
There are no additional course specific entry criteria
Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
As with all Level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and higher
education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. History is a valued subject and is
viewed very positively by a range of employers and occupational areas as completion of this subject demonstrates
analytical and strong written communication skills. Don’t just think of journalism and the legal profession, history will
be valued by all careers.
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    BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma for IT Practitioners
What will I learn?
This is a Level 3 course designed to give you the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of IT principles
and the opportunity to focus on a specific pathway. You will develop knowledge and understanding of:
Developing IT Systems, Installing and Supporting IT Systems, Operating IT Systems and Using IT.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Communication and Employability Skills for IT.        UNIT 2: Computer Systems
The assessment criteria address theory with practical         The assessment criteria address theory with
exercises. The assessment process is ongoing, so it allows    practical exercises. The assessment process is
the student to analyse and improve their own performance      ongoing, so it allows the student to analyse and
through their course.                                         improve their own performance through their
                                                              course.
UNIT 6: Advanced Spreadsheet Skills                           UNIT 4: E-Commerce
The assessment criteria address theory with practical         The assessment criteria address theory with
exercises. The assessment process is ongoing, so it allows    practical exercises. The assessment process is
the student to analyse and improve their own performance      ongoing, so it allows the student to analyse and
through their course.                                         improve their own performance through their
                                                              course.

Additional Course specific entry criteria
The course is designed and delivered using a variety of learning methods and teaching styles. Students must
have achieved at least a Pass in Level 2 CiDA, CiDA+ or DiDA.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and higher education, a Modern
Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. Try to think of a job, profession or course at college or
university where you will not be expected to make use of ICT.


                                   A Level Mathematics
                      Specification Code: 6360 - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
You will study many of the concepts learnt at Level 2 at a more advanced level as well as many new areas of
Mathematics. You will have the opportunity to tailor your study of Mathematics at both AS & A Level by
choosing to specialise in either Statistics or Mechanics as well as taking two Pure Mathematics modules.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1:Compulsory Units Pure Core 1 (MPC1) and            UNIT 2: Either Mechanics 1 (MM1B) or Statistics 1
       2 (MPC2) 33⅓ % of A level marks                            (MS1B) 16⅔ % of A level marks

UNIT 3: Compulsory Units Pure Core 3 (MPC3) and           UNIT 4: Either Mechanics 2 (MM2B) or Statistics 2
        4 (MPC4) 33⅓ % of A level marks                           (MS2B) 16⅔ % of A level marks


Additional Course specific entry criteria
Students must get a minimum of a B grade on the Higher Tier in GCSE Mathematics.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and higher education, a Modern
Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. No employer is going to ignore an advanced level
qualification in Maths - this is a strong and much valued subject. If you are considering a career or further study
in ICT, Accountancy, Engineering, Economics and the Sciences you should seriously consider continuing to
study Maths.
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            BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Media
                Specification Code: BN018440 - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
This is a level 3 course designed to give you a broad understanding of Media, whilst allowing plenty of scope to
focus on selected areas of the industry, specifically, Moving Image Production and Print Production. You will
gain an understanding of the way in which media organisations are managed and how media products are
marketed. You will be encouraged to develop a critical awareness of the media in society and will actively
explore ethical, moral, social and cultural dimensions. You will acquire a variety of practical production skills
depending on your area(s) of interest, using photographic, audio, computer and video equipment.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Research Techniques for Media                   UNIT 2: Pre-Production Techniques for the Media
                                                                Industries
UNIT 10: Understanding the print-based
                                                        Students will study an additional 3 specialist units
         Media Industries
                                                        covering Moving Image and Printed Media.

Additional Course specific entry criteria
This is the step up course following successful completion of the BTEC First Diploma in Media having achieved
at least a Merit. There are links with Art and a good standard of work in English Language is preferable for entry
on to the course.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
This is a two year course and equivalent to A - Levels. This qualification will enable students to seek
employment or continue their higher education at university.




                                          A Level Music
                     Specification Code: n/a - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
To compose music in a wide range of styles
To perform regularly taking part in public performances
To learn to understand and comment intelligently on music from a variety of cultures and historical periods.
To use the latest Music ICT equipment (e.g. the digital mixing desk and computers) and software

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Performing                                        UNIT 2: Developing Musical Ideas
        Perform one or more solo pieces lasting 5 - 6             Produce a portfolio of composition techniques
        minutes. 15% (AS) 7½% (A)                                 Exercises (7½%) and a composition ( 7½%)
        Perform on four occasions during course                   30%(AS) 15%(A)
        15% (AS) 7½% (A).
UNIT 3: Listening & Understanding                         UNIT 4: PATHWAY A - Composition Portfolio or
                                                                  PATHWAY B - Recital 15%

Additional Course specific entry criteria
You will need to play a musical instrument or sing to at least Grade 3 standard, although grade exams are not
necessary.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
As with all Level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and
higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. A full A Level in Music will
be essential if you wish to study music further at university.


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BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)
        Specification Code: TBC - Examination Board: Edexcel
What will I learn?
This is a level 3 course designed to give you a broad understanding of Dance, with plenty of scope to focus on
selected areas of Performance, Choreography, Appreciation and different styles of dance. You will have the
opportunity undertake, prepare and perform a role as part of a performing arts company presenting work to an
audience. You will analyse examples of choreography from a range of genres. You will also study other
aspects of dance to develop a broad understanding.

Unit titles and assessment methods

UNIT 1: Performing to an audience                           UNIT 2: Dance Appreciation



Students will study an additional 3 other units which may include:
Choreographic Principles, Developing Contemporary
Dance, Jazz Dance, World Dance, Urban Dance.


Additional Course specific entry criteria
You will have achieved at least a C grade in your GCSE dance or demonstrate a solid knowledge of dance.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
This is a two year course and equivalent to A - Levels. This qualification will enable students to seek
employment or continue their higher education at university.


                             A Level Physical Education
             Specification Code: AS H154 / A2 H554 - Examination Board: OCR

What will I learn?
At AS level you will study Anatomy and Physiology, Acquiring Moving Skills and Socio-cultural studies relating to
physical activity. You will also be assessed as a performer, coach or official in two practical sports and
complete a verbal analysis in one sport.
At A2 level you will study Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology and a further socio-cultural option. You will
also be assessed in one chosen sport and perform a verbal analysis of a performance in that sport.
Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: G451: An introduction to Physical Education.             UNIT 2: G452: Acquiring, developing and evaluating
        This is assessed by end of year one written exam.                practical skills in Physical Education.
        (60% of the AS course and 30% of the overall A                   This is assessed by the school and moderated
        level)                                                           By the exam board (40% of AS course and 20%
                                                                         of the overall A level)
UNIT 3: G453: Principles and concepts across                     UNIT 4: G454: The improvement of effective
        different areas of Physical Education.                           performance and the critical evaluation of
        This assessed by end of year two written                         practical activities in Physical Education.
        examination (35% of overall A level score)                       This is a practical component that is assessed
                                                                         by the school and moderated by the exam
                                                                         board. (15% of overall A level score)

Additional Course specific entry criteria
You will have achieved at least a C grade in your GCSE Physical Education or Science exam.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Degree courses in Sports Science (such as physiotherapy, sports psychology, sports therapy or sports history),


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                                         A Level Physics
                   Specification Code: 9PH01 - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
You will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Physics and how they relate to
each other. You will also gain a deeper understanding of How Science Works and an appreciation how society
makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and
society.
Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Physics on the go.                                 UNIT 2: Physics at work
1hour 20min exam with multiple - choice, short and long    1hour 20min exam with multiple - choice, short and long
written answer questions. 40% of AS                        written answer questions. 40% of AS
UNIT 3: Exploring Physics                                  UNIT 4: Physics on the move
Internally assessed through experimental work and case     1hr 35 mins exam with a mixture of short and extended
study work. 20% of AS                                      answer questions. 20% of A2
UNIT 5: Physics from creation to Collapse                  UNIT 6: Chemistry laboratory skills 2
1hr 35 mins exam with a mixture of short and extended      Students complete a written report of an experimental
answer questions. 20% of A2                                investigation, which they have devised and carried out.

Additional Course specific entry criteria
Either a grade C or higher at GCSE Physics or a grade B average in Core and Additional Science GCSE (with
min. Grade B in Additional) or a Merit in BTEC applied science level 2 diploma.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
As with all Level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and
higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. Physics is an essential
qualification for virtually all careers in the medical world. If you are considering entering the electronics or
engineering professions, physics will be highly sought after and may even be compulsory.


A Level Design & Technology - Product Design (3D Design)
                Specification Code: AS1551 A2 2551 - Examination Board AQA

What will I learn?
Candidates will develop an understanding of a broad range of materials, with emphasis on the life cycle of
products, manufacture and final disposal. The specification also considers the broader issues for the designer
including the environmental sustainability of products and consumer safety. Projects will be based on designing
and making 3D products from wood, metal and plastics along with a graphical portfolio presentation.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Materials, Manufacturing and Designing            UNIT 2: Design & Make Assignment
        25% Exam                                                  25% Coursework

UNIT 3: Further study on Materials,                       UNIT 4: Design & Make Assignment
        Manufacturing and Designing 25% Exam                      25% Coursework


Additional Course specific entry criteria
At least a C grade in GCSE Product Design

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
As with level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and
higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. Advertising, architecture,
website design, product development, stage exhibition, interior design, journalism and other media careers are
just a few of the possible employment areas.
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                                           A Level Psychology
                      Specification Code: 1181 / 2181- Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
This course will give you an insight into why people behave in a particular way. You will learn about humans
learning and how we manage to carry out everyday tasks. You will also see how biological and social factors can
influence behaviour during our development and the impact that upbringing has on later life. It is a really
interesting subject and people enjoy psychology because it relates to real life.

Unit titles and assessment methods - All Units have a 90 minute exam at the end of year.
UNIT 1: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental                          UNIT 2: Biological Psychology, Social
        Psychology and Research Methods.                                     Psychology and Individual Differences
        25% AS course and 50% of the overall A level                         25% AS and 50% of the overall A level
UNIT 3: Eating Behaviour, Relationships and                          UNIT 4: Schizophrenia, Media Psychology and
        Cognition Development                                                Scientific Methods and Research in
        25% of the overall A level                                           Psychology
                                                                             25% of the overall A level

Additional Course specific entry criteria
In order to enter this course you must have at least a Grade C in English, Maths and Science

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
This course is essential for students who want to study psychology or criminology at university or recommended
for those who wish to pursue a career in marketing, public relations, personnel, counselling, mental health
nursing or clinical psychology.


  BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science
               Specification Code: to be confirmed - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
This is a Level 3 course designed to give you the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of practical
applications of Science. The BTEC certificate in Applied Science provides the underpinning knowledge and
understanding for Science Technicians in employment who would like to obtain a Level 3 qualification in applied
Biology, applied Chemistry, applied Physics, environmental science, medical science or forensic science. This
award would be excellent for students pursuing a vocational role in education or for those wishing to get a
general science qualification at Level 3. It could also be done along side A Level Biology/Chemistry/Physics as
it would compliment and support these subjects. It is equivalent to an A Level

Unit titles and assessment methods
                                                                UNIT 2: Working in the Science Industry
UNIT 1: Fundamentals of Science.
                                                                The aim of this unit is to familiarise learners with the knowledge
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop the
                                                                and skills that an employee in the science industry needs to be
practical techniques necessary to pursue a career as a
                                                                an effective, efficient and safe member of the team. Learners
laboratory Technician. Learners will investigate the
                                                                will know communication practices, how laboratories are
qualities necessary in chemical reactions, the structure and
                                                                designed, how information is stored in laboratory information
function of cells, the calorific value of different fuels and
                                                                management (LIMS) and how to work safely in a scientific
develop skills in communication scientific information.
                                                                workplace.
UNIT 3: Science Investigation
The aim of the unit is to enable learners to explore the
protocols associated with science investigations. The unit      Plus an additional 3 optional units
is based are around working as a research scientist
setting up an idea, testing it and then reporting your
findings.

Additional Course specific entry criteria
Students must achieve a CC grade average in Double and Triple Science and a Merit in BTEC Applied Science
Diploma at Level 2.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and higher education, in a
variety of science and engineering based courses
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                                        A Level Sociology
                       Specification Code: 2190 - Examination Board: AQA

What will I learn?
Students taking this course will learn about the society in which we live and the way people interact in different
circumstances.. This subject will allow students to explore social behaviour in the major areas of life in modern
society.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Families and Households                           UNIT 2: Education and Research Methods
        Written Paper 1 Hour                                      Written Paper 2 Hours
        20% of A-level                                            30% of A-Level
UNIT 3: Global Development                                UNIT 4: Crime, Deviance and Research Methods
        Written Paper 1 Hour 30 Mins                              Written Paper 2 hours
        20 % of A-Level                                           30% of A-Level

Additional Course specific entry criteria
Students will need at least a C in GCSE English

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and higher education (for example
a degree in Sociology or other social sciences) or employment in a range of industries. A student with a
qualification in Sociology will have demonstrated the skills of application, analysis, interpretation and evaluation.
These skills will be highly sought after in a range of career areas.


                         A Level Art & Design - Textiles
             Specification Code: AS1201D / A2 2201D - Examination Board AQA

What will I learn?
The AS and A2 Textiles courses are designed to encourage you to take a broad view of textiles. This will enable
you to explore many skilled techniques, drawing skills, research avenues and fabric/material manipulation and
adaptation. This open approach will give your work personality, expression and depth and enable you to stretch
your current abilities.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Coursework Portfolio                           UNIT 2: Externally Set Assignment
        25% Coursework                                         25% Controlled Exam
UNIT 3: Personal Investigation                         UNIT 4: Externally Set Assignment
        25% Coursework                                         25% Controlled Exam


Additional Course specific entry criteria
You should have an interest in the arts and achieved a Level 2 GCSE in Photography, Art or a Technology
subject such as Graphics or Textiles. You will be required to work independently and to explore personal ideas.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
As with level 3 subjects, successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and
higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries. Think beyond the fashion
industry, a textiles qualification can lead to careers in product design, retail, interior design and many other
contexts where design and creativity skills are required.




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              ADDITIONAL LEVEL 3 COURSES AVAILABLE
                  AT OUR CONSORTIUM PARTNERS

                              Broomfield School - Spanish
                                           Examination Board: AQA

 What will I learn?
 AS Level
 Media: Television, Advertising, Communication Technology; Popular Culture: Cinema, Music, Fashion/Trends;
 Healthy Living: Sport and Exercise, Health & Well being, Holidays; Family and Relationships: Relationships,
 Friendships, Marriage and partners
 A2 Level
 Environment: Pollution, Energy, Protecting the planet; The Multicultural Society: Immigration, Integration,
 Racism; Contemporary Social Issues: Wealth and poverty, Law and Order, The impact of scientific and
 technological progress plus Cultural topics

 Unit titles and assessment methods
  AS LEVEL: Speaking                                        AS LEVEL: Listening, Reading and Writing
            15 minutes (with 20 mins to prepare)                      Written examination: 2 hours.
            30%                                                       70%


  A2 LEVEL: Speaking                                        A2 LEVEL: Listening, Reading and Writing
             15 minutes (with 20 mins to prepare)                     Written examination: 2 hours
             30%                                                       70%




                    Broomfield School - Music Technology
                                        Examination Board: Edexcel


 Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Music Technology Portfolio 1                            UNIT 2: Listening and Analysing
Students will learn and use a variety of music and              Pupils will study the styles most common in popular
music technology skills :                                       music. Students will sit a 1 hour 45 minute listening exam,
Task 1A: Sequenced Realised Performance (40 marks).             externally assessed.
Task 1B: Multi-track Recording (40 marks).                      Area of Study 1: The principles and Practice of Music
Task 1C: Creative Sequenced Arrangement (40 marks).             Technology.
Log Book (20 marks).                                            Area of Study 2: Popular Music Styles since 1910.

UNIT 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2                            UNIT 4: Analysing and Producing
Students will produce an audio CD, containing three tracks of   2 hour examination.
work as specified in the three tasks below.                     Section A will test students’ musical understanding, their
Task 3A: Sequenced Integrated Performance                       ability to manipulate and correct recorded music and their
(40 marks). Task 3B: Multi-track Recording (40 marks).          ability to write commentaries on technological processes.
Task 3C: Composing using Music Technology (40 marks).           Section B a practical test involving the production of a
Log book: Students will use this document to detail             balanced stereo mix.
equipment used.



 Additional Course specific entry criteria
 Students must get a minimum of a B grade in GCSE Music or have evidence of playing an instrument to a high
 level




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                 BTEC First Diploma in Business Studies
                 Specification Code: BF017259                Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
BTEC Business Studies is an applied business subject that enables students to develop knowledge and
understanding of business within the UK. The course covers areas such as the ownership, size and scale of
businesses within the UK; business aims and objectives; communications within a business organisation;
financial planning and management; developing and maintaining good customer relations within a business and;
the skills and techniques related to the start up and management of a business organisation.

Unit titles and assessment methods                      All Units have an equal assessment of 16⅔%

UNIT 1: Exploring Business Purposes                     UNIT 2: Developing Customer Relations
        Coursework                                              Coursework
UNIT 3: Investigating Financial Control                 UNIT 4: Business Communication
        Coursework                                             Coursework
UNIT 5: People in Organisations                         UNIT 6: Exploring Business Enterprise
        Coursework                                              Coursework

Additional Course specific entry criteria
This is a level 2 course based on 100% coursework. The ability to complete independent research.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Students gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification suitable for employment or progress to other
vocational qualifications such as: BTEC National Award/Certificate/Diploma in Business or Personal and
Business Finance; NVQs and; Apprenticeship programmes in Administration, Customer Service or Retail.
Students taking this course must progress to Applied A-Level courses in Business and / or Leisure
Studies if you continue your education at Edmonton County.



             BTEC First Diploma in Health & Social Care
                Specification Code: BA016197                 Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
Communication skills and individual rights in the Health and Social Care Sectors; Individual needs within the
Health and Social Care Sectors; Patterns of growth and development throughout the different life stages ;The
importance of diet; Anatomy and physiology of the human body; Creative and therapeutic activities use within
the Health and Social Care Sectors.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Communication and individual rights             UNIT 2: Individual needs
        Coursework                                              Coursework
Unit 5 : Anatomy and Physiology                         UNIT 7: Creative and Therapeutic Activities
         Coursework                                             Coursework
UNIT 6: Human Lifespan Development                      UNIT 9: The impact of Diet on Health
        Coursework                                              Coursework

Additional Course specific entry criteria
This is a level 2 course based on 100% coursework.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Health and Social Care sectors. Primary school teachers.
Students taking this course must progress to Applied A-Level in Health & Social Care if you continue
your education at Edmonton County.


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                                BTEC First Diploma in ICT
                  Specification Code: BFO17267 - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
The distinction between IT user and IT practitioner job roles is becoming less distinct and this
qualification is designed to bridge these competences and provide a flexible structure for learners. The range of
units includes those suitable for learners aiming to progress directly into employment in technical roles, to those
for learners who wish to gain more understanding of the applications of ICT as a basis for other jobs not
specifically based in the ICT industry.

Unit titles and assessment methods

UNIT 1: Using ICT to Present Information                  UNIT 2: Introduction to Computer Systems
UNIT 7: Software Design and Development.                  UNIT 8: Database Software
UNIT 9: Spreadsheet Software                              Unit 18: ICT and Graphics

The assessment criteria address theory with practical exercises. The assessment process is ongoing, so it
allows the student to analyse and improve their own performance through their course.

Additional Course specific entry criteria
There are no additional specific entry criteria

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
The BTEC First Diploma offers a focused vocational qualification for learners who wish to follow a shorter
programme of study related to an aspect of employment that they might wish to move into; or a taster
qualification which can extend their programme of study and provide an initial experience of a vocational area.
This will also enable learners to progress to a higher-level qualification relevant to the sector.
Students taking this course must progress to BTEC National Award for IT Practitioners if you continue
your education at Edmonton County.


                             BTEC First Diploma in Media
                  Specification Code: BF017268                Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
This is a level 2 course designed to give you a broad understanding of Media, whilst allowing plenty of scope to
focus on selected areas of the industry, specifically, Moving Image Production and Print Production. You will
gain an understanding of the way in which media organisations are managed and how media products are
marketed. You will be encouraged to develop a critical awareness of the media in society and will actively
explore ethical, moral, social and cultural dimensions. You will acquire a variety of practical production skills
depending on your area(s) of interest, using photographic, audio, computer and video equipment.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: Introduction to Media Industries                  UNIT 2: Research for Media Production

UNIT 3: Introduction to Media Audiences &
                                                          Students will study an additional 4 specialist units
Products
                                                          covering Moving Image and Printed Media.

Additional Course specific entry criteria
There is a heavy emphasis on coursework. Students must be committed and prepared to work independently. It
is not necessary to have studied any particular subject at GCSE although there are links with Art and a grade C
in English Language is preferable.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
The BTEC First Diploma in Media has been designed to form a qualification that provides a broad knowledge of
this vocational area. It is an ideal course to allow progression to the BTEC National Certificate in Media. The
course also provides a choice of specialised studies and skills directly relevant to employment in the media
industry. Students taking this course must progress to BTEC National Award in Media if you continue
your education at Edmonton County.

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        BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting)
                 Specification Code: BF017270                Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
The course is designed to enable you to gain an understanding of the key components of the performing arts
industry and how they operate and interact to meet the needs of today’s clients. You will acquire a broad
background of understanding and core knowledge but with a practical focus on acting.

Unit titles and assessment methods. The course is 100% internal assessment.
COMPULSORY UNIT 1: Performing Arts                       COMPULSORY UNIT 2: The Performing Arts
                   Production Process                                       Business
UNIT 3: Specialist Unit– Understanding Drama             UNIT 4: Specialist Unit– Performing Scripted Plays

UNIT 5: Specialist Unit– Acting                          UNIT 6: Specialist Unit– Devising Plays


Additional Course specific entry criteria
The course is designed and delivered using a variety of learning methods and teaching styles. There is a heavy
emphasis on practical and written coursework. Students must be committed and prepared to work both
collaboratively and independently. It is not necessary to have studied any particular subject at Level 2 although
studying Drama previously would be an advantage.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
The BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts has been designed to form a qualification that provides a broad
knowledge of this vocational area. It is an ideal course to allow progression to AS Drama and Theatrical
Studies. The course also provides a choice of specialised studies and skills directly relevant to employment in
the Performing Arts industry. Students taking this course must progress to A-Level Drama and Theatre
Studies if you continue your education at Edmonton County


                            BTEC First Diploma in Sport
                 Specification Code: BF017349 Examination Board: Edexcel


What will I learn?
The course is designed to enable you to gain an understanding of the key components of the sports industry and
how they operate and interact to meet the needs of today’s clients. Much of your learning will be developed in a
practical and realistic way as several units of work are linked to placements and visits. There is emphasis on the
education and training for sports related personnel who are employed in a variety of types of work such as
fitness, coaching support and land/water based outdoor pursuits. The skills of communication, ICT, numeracy,
presentation, analysis, interpretation, application, problem solving, decision-making and evaluation are all
developed through the course.

Unit titles and assessment methods
UNIT 1: The Sports Industry
                                                        UNIT 2: Health, Safety and Injury
        Assessed through and externally set assignment.

UNIT 3: Preparation for Sport                                Choose three Specialist Units


Additional Course specific entry criteria
Students must be committed and prepared to work independently.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
It is an ideal course to allow progression to the BTEC National Award or Certificate in Sport and Exercise
Sciences. Students taking this course must progress to A-Level Physical Education if you continue your
education at Edmonton County.



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            ADDITIONAL LEVEL 2 COURSES AVAILABLE
                AT OUR CONSORTIUM PARTNERS

                          The Gladys Aylward School -
                         BTEC 1st Diploma Art & Design
                                      Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
The units cover aspects of knowledge, understanding and competency necessary for employment within the Art
& Design Industry. Students will study a mandatory 4 core units and 2 centre chosen specialist units.

Unit titles and assessment methods The course is 100% coursework-                        there is no final exam.

Unit 1: 2D and 3D Visual Communication                   Unit 2: Contextual References in Art and Design

Unit 3: Explore and Develop Art and Design Ideas         Unit 4: Produce an Art and Design Outcome

Unit 5: Chosen to match the interests of the students    Unit 6: Chosen to match the interests of the students


Additional Course specific entry criteria
A minimum of D/E/PASS grade or above in GCSE Art & Design / Art /Textiles or BTEC First Certificate– Art &
Design

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
The qualification is aimed at learners who are interested in entering employment in the Art and Design industry:
Careers in the Design Industry range from Graphic Designers, Animator, Digital Artist, Fashion Designer,
Magazine Designers, Stylist, Theatre /Film Set Designer, Special Effects/Props Maker, Textile Artist, Printmaker,
Photographer, Make Up Artist, Art Teacher, Cartoonist, Art Historian, Community Arts Coordinator, Sculptor,
Ceramicist, Decorator, Interior Designer and Architect.

                      The Gladys Aylward School -
                  BTEC 1st Diploma Travel and Tourism
                Specification Code: BFO17274 - Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn?
Students study key issues in the tourism industry, investigating organisations as holiday destinations. Students
also have the opportunity to opt for units on marketing, business and customer service skills.

Unit titles and assessment methods - 100% coursework
UNIT 1:      The UK Travel and Tourism Industry          UNIT 2: Exploring Customer Service in Travel &
                                                                 Tourism

UNIT 3:       UK Travel & Tourism Destinations           Plus 3 other optional units



Additional Course specific entry criteria
5 GCSEs including English and Maths, including at least 4 E grades.

Higher Education Courses and Careers Progression Pathways
Jobs in the travel and tourism industry, business, any industry involving working with people.



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                                          DIPLOMAS
What is a Diploma?
It’s an alternative to the traditional Level 2 route but keeps just as many options open leading to further study or to a
job with training. The diploma will help you to develop skills and experience that employers, universities and colleges
really value. These skills include teamwork and creative thinking and will help to prepare you for wherever you want
to go in life. You’ll also develop your skills in English, Maths and ICT.

What is it worth?
The Higher Diploma is equivalent to 7 GCSEs at grades A*-C

What can I do after I complete my Diploma?
You can study for the Advanced Diploma or A Levels and BTEC National Awards at Level 3

What are the benefits?
With a Diploma, you get a qualification that’s really valued by employers, colleges and universities. So whatever
direction you want to go in, a Diploma will help you get there. You will learn in new ways and in new environments
with our Diploma partners, not just in classrooms. The Diploma won’t train you to do a particular job but it will give
you the chance to explore and develop skills and the practical experience you need to succeed in the Construction
and Built Environment Industries.


                      Southgate College - Higher Diploma
                     Construction & the Built Environment
                    Specification Code: DP019911                Examination Board: Edexcel

The Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment covers a wide range of different industries such as
architecture, buildings management, painting and decorating, glazing and surveying. The Diploma has been
developed by industry and education specialists to help you gain the right mix of skills and understanding. The range
of topics you will study brings together these related industries so that you get to understand how they work from the
inside.

You will complete a series of compulsory and optional elements. This includes a project which could for example be
designing a new structure using a range of materials and producing a plan that would enable others to build it. To get
really good understanding of the industry, you could get involved in site visits as well as the planning and building of
prestigious projects. There’s also an opportunity for mentoring by professionals working in your chosen field

Compulsory Elements (I) - Principal Learning
    Design and the Built Environment explores the mature of the built environment, factors that influence its design
    and construction and its impact on people and communities. It also examines how history, politics and
    economics affect our built environment
    Creating the Built Environment looks at what different people in the industry do and helps you to develop a range
    of skills and knowledge needed to create the built environment
    Value and Use of the Built Environment analyses maintenance and management requirements and how built
    structures affect the community that uses them

Compulsory Elements (II) - Generic Learning
    Final project
    10 days work experience
    Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT

Additional / Specialist Learning
    Other Level 2 courses that further extend your study in construction and the built environment or courses with a
    completely different focus to add variety to the diploma qualification.
    Additional and Specialist courses available are dependent on the demands of the cohort and will be confirmed
    nearer the time

The diploma is taught jointly between Edmonton County School and Southgate College. Students will study at both
institutions. You will need to enrol at Southgate College to study this course.



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                         Year 12 Transition Diploma
What will I learn?
At Edmonton County Sixth Form we offer a 1 year, Level 1 package that helps prepare students for
entry to college or the world of work the following year. Our current package is structured so that
students attend school for 2 days, Southgate College for 2 days and have a work experience placement
for 1 day per week.


Unit titles and assessment methods

UNIT 1:                                             UNIT 2:
At school students will follow Adult Literacy       On offer will also be ASDAN Silver Challenge
and Numeracy courses.                               Award in Life Skills, work related courses or any
                                                    other appropriate courses to support the
                                                    development of the students.

UNIT 3:                                             UNIT 4:
Future Pathways                                     At Southgate College students will be offered a
                                                    number of courses including Business Studies,
                                                    Computer Maintenance, Work Related Skills,
                                                    Catering, Construction, Child Care and Motor
                                                    Vehicle Studies.



An appropriate work placement in the vocational area of the student’s choice will be sought. This can be
organised privately by the student or through the school using the ‘Trident’ organisation. The work
placement will be Health & Safety checked and the students will be visited throughout the year as part of
school monitoring.

This programme of study is for guidance only and will be matched to the needs and interests of
the learners once they have applied to our sixth form and had a subsequent interview. The 2
days at Southgate College is dependent on a viable number of students opting for this course.
In the event that Southgate college are unable to run their days, we will seek alternative
provision.




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           APPLICATION FOR THE SIXTH FORM AT
        EDMONTON COUNTY SCHOOL, SEPTEMBER 2010
The information you give on this form will enable the school to provide courses which are suitable for you. It does not
                  commit you, but courses will only run if there are sufficient numbers of students.

        Please keep a copy of this application for your records and return the original for the attention of:
Ange Levesque, Head of 6th Form, Edmonton County School, Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, Middx. EN1 1HQ
                                   Deadline for return: 15th January 2010


FIRST NAME(S):                                                       SURNAME:

ADDRESS:                                                             DATE OF BIRTH:

                                                                     STUDENT TELEPHONE No
                                                                     (H)          (M)

PARENT NAME:                                                         PRESENT SCHOOL OR COLLEGE:
TELEPHONE No: (H)                       (M)


INTENDED FUTURE CAREER / HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY:




AT PRESENT I AM STUDYING:

QUALIFICATION:
eg GCSE, BTEC,            SUBJECT                                                    PREDICTED GRADE
Level 2 CiDA




         If you have                                If you have                            If you have
   Met the Level 3 Criteria                   Met the Level 2 Criteria               Met the Level 1 Criteria
         GO TO BOX A                                GO TO BOX B                            GO TO BOX C

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 A
                                     LEVEL 3 PREFERED CHOICES
                      Select one subject only from each Block by highlighting or circling your choice
              4 Subjects: GCSE B grades/ BTEC 1st Merits or better including English, Maths and three other subjects
              3 Subjects: GCSE C grades/ BTEC 1st Passes or better including English, Maths and three other subjects
                Block 1                       Block 2                  Block 3                          Block 4

                                       APPLIED SCIENCE
      APPLIED BUSINESS                                           BUSINESS STUDIES                   BIOLOGY

    ENGLISH LITERATURE &
                                          ART & DESIGN              CHEMISTRY                           DRAMA
         LANGUAGE
                                                                                            ENGLISH LITERATURE &
    ETHICS & PHILOSOPHY                      BIOLOGY                 GRAPHICS
                                                                                                 LANGUAGE
               FRENCH                      CHEMISTRY                  HISTORY                     GEOGRAPHY
   GOVERNMENT & POLITICS                      DANCE                      ICT                        PHYSICS
                                             ENGLISH
    HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE                                                MEDIA                   PHOTOGRAPHY
                                           LITERATURE
                MATHS                         FOOD                        PE                     PSYCHOLOGY
                MUSIC                     PSYCHOLOGY                  PHYSICS
                                           SOCIOLOGY             PRODUCT DESIGN
                                                                      TEXTILES




  B
                                     LEVEL 2 PREFERED CHOICES
               GCSE F grades/ BTEC Introductory Passes or better including English, Maths and three other subjects

                   Having achieved at least a Merit in your Level 2 course you will continue to the specified
                     BTEC National/Applied A Level courses at Level 3 plus two other courses next year.
  Choice 1:




  Reserve Choice:




  C
                                                          LEVEL 1
                  Level 1 courses are for those students who are making a positive choice to stay on at
                           Edmonton County but who have not achieved Level 2 entry criteria.
                            This course is a step up to college or employment the year after.

  Write down in this box Level 1 courses that are of interest to you from those listed in unit 4 on page 42




Other subjects may possibly be arranged through the Enfield Consortium at other schools in the borough. Remember
this needs extra commitment to cope with the difficulties of travel etc. If you think there may be one such subject you
would be very keen to do that we do not offer at Edmonton County 6th Form, please write it here:



I understand that certain levels of attainment have to be reached in order to access particular courses and that the
information provided is correct:
Signature of Applicant: _________________________________________________ Date: ______________

Signature of Parent / Carer: _____________________________________________

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