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Ashton on Mersey
          Prospectus
                  O UR
                  M ISSION



The Sixth Form at Ashton on Mersey
seeks to provide an
outstanding educational
environment, where each student
is supported and nurtured
to reach their full potential.
                            W ELCOME




Welcome to our Sixth Form prospectus which,              Contents
we as Student Ambassadors hope you will find an
enjoyable and informative read.
                                                         Welcome                   2
We feel that the prospectus fully reflects the vast
array of opportunities that are available to all
                                                         Reaching your Potential    3
students at Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form.                 Class of 2010             4
We hope you take the opportunity to come and visit us    Student Life              7
on Open Evening or by individual appointment as we
would be very happy to show you around.
                                                         Student Services          11
We wish you well in your GCSE studies during this year   Curriculum                14
and look for ward to seeing you in the near future.      Enrichment                19
Student Ambassadors                                      Which Pathway?            22
Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form
                                                         Course Information        27
                                                         Admission Criteria        52
                                             ‘Leadership and Management of the
                                             Sixth Form are Outstanding’
  WELCOME                                    OfSTED December 2008




The Sixth Form in the two years it has been open has made excellent progress.
The results of the class of 2010 reflect the hardwork and application to Sixth Form
studies that our staff and students have displayed. Attaining 99% A level pass rate
and 100% BTEC success is a just reward for our first full cohort and has set the bar
for our Sixth Formers in the future.
We believe that every student deserves an opportunity to reach his or her full
potential. Our Sixth Form will build on the excellent foundations we have
developed in Key Stage 3 and 4 by providing relevant, interesting and varied
learning opportunities in preparation for the world of higher education and work.
Ashton on Mersey School is highly successful and our specialisms in sport and
vocational education are just two of the areas in which we excel. The school has       Executive Headteacher:
a strong academic tradition and achieves outstanding success at Key Stage 3 and           Mr T Kapur CBE
GCSE level. In the Sixth Form we offer a curriculum, which offers a blend of
experiences to suit individual needs and aspirations, embracing both vocational
and theoretical pathways.
Our expertise in sport and construction has allowed us to develop a 14-19
‘centre of excellence’ and our successes in Business and ICT will provide a superb
springboard for many students. The Sixth Form offers pathways to incorporate
‘A’ Levels, BTECs and NVQs as well as a comprehensive enrichment programme.
The Sixth Form hosts practical facilities, which are the envy of many and allow
students a smooth passage into employment or Higher Education. The design of
the building reflects the needs of students in our technological world. There is a
virtual learning environment which allows students to continue their studies at
home to compliment the most advanced in-house ICT facilities. The learning
                                                                                           Headteacher:
resource centre, seminar rooms and social areas are fully equipped and have                Mrs V. Beer
been designed with the independent student in mind.
Employers and Higher Education Institutes demand a wide range of skills
including teamwork, communication and leadership. Our Sixth Form prepares all
students for the challenges associated with university, work and further training.



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                       ‘The Sixth Form is in its infancy but the progress
                         achieved in a small space of time is excellent’
                                                                                  REACHING
                                                      OfSTED December 2008
                                                                             YOUR POTENTIAL

Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form is an exciting, innovative
and vibrant addition to post 16 provision in Trafford. We
look forward to celebrating our success with you.
Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form is separate to the main
school and has excellent state of the art, new facilities,
which comprises a construction centre, ICT suites,
learning resource centre, student common room, fully
interactive seminar rooms, sports science laboratory,
changing rooms, office and conferencing facilities.
We welcome students who are prepared to work hard
and who have aspirations for University and
employment. The Sixth Form is a welcoming place for
students with physical disabilities and special
educational needs.
Admissions to the Sixth Form are open to Students in
the West Trafford Learning Partnership with a number
of places available to other schools. Though we
welcome students of varying abilities we expect them
to reach the minimum course entry requirements. We
encourage students to become actively involved in the
Sixth Form through the enrichment programme.
The majority of students will follow a two year course,
however a small number will access one-year courses
and others will benefit from three years at the Sixth
Form.
In the main, courses will be taught on site but will take
advantage of our ‘virtual learning environment’, as
well as the Sports Village and our brand new, state of
the art facility, ‘The Fuse’, at our partner school,
Broadoak.
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     CLASS OF 2010

Will Gavin
                                                                     100%
                                                                 of students gained successful
Distinction in BTEC Construction                                     entry onto University
Studying Civil Engineering at Salford University                        degree courses
                                                   Ben Brooks
                                                   Distinction BTEC Business and A Level grade C in ICT
                                                   Studying International Business at Nottingham Trent




                                                              95%
                                                                BTEC Merit
                                                                 or better



100%
                                             Hannah Williams
                                             A Level grades AAA in Business,
                                             Religious Studies and Psychology
                                             Studying Psychology and Philosophy

     BTEC success
                                             at Sheffield University



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James Dempsey
Distinction in BTEC Business and A Level grade C in ICT
Studying Information Management and Business
at Loughborough University




                                 99%
                                   A Level A*-E
Jenny Unsworth
A Level grades A*BB in Business, Psychology and Religious Studies
Studying Religious Studies at Bangor University




   35%
 BTEC Distinction

                                                                             53%
                                                                             A level A*-C
                                                                    Bethan Lawrence
                                                                    Distinction in BTEC Sport
                                                                    and Human Biology A2
                                                                    Studying Secondary PE
                                                                    at John Moores University


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                     Alice Rothwell
                     age 16
                     formerly of Loreto Grammar School




      “              I had heard a lot of good things
                     about the Sixth Form and even
                     though I didn’t know many
                     people, everyone is really
                     welcoming and I have met lots of
                     new people. The lessons are also
                     very enjoyable.

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                                                         ”
                         ‘Students’ attitudes to studies are exemplary’
                                                      OfSTED December 2008
                                                                             STUDENT LIFE
A Typical Day
The Sixth Form is open from 8am until late. Students
are welcome to use the building to study during this
time. First lesson begins at 8.30am.
Each day has six teaching sessions. The length of each
teaching session is 50 minutes.
Study periods will appear in all student timetables.
Students are expected to use this time effectively, in
the learning resource centre which is a quiet study area,
or the common room catching up on reading and
taking advantage of our WI-FI connection. In Year 12
students are not permitted to leave the Sixth Form
during study periods. In Year 13 students who are on
course to attain predicted grades are able to study at
home if they wish.
The Sixth Form boasts a brand new ‘coffee bar’ where
you can purchase fresh coffee, snacks, sandwiches,
salads and paninis. Students are also welcome to use
the main school restaurant facilities or are free to leave
the building and use the surrounding amenities during
lunch.

Tutor Groups
Upon entry into the Sixth Form students are placed into
tutor groups. Tutors assist in the mentoring and
review process and conduct personal one to one
guidance sessions. In Year 12 minimum target grades
will be set based on GCSE results. Support and advice
can also be sought from your personal tutor whom you
will meet every day at 8.30am. You will also take this
opportunity to discuss topical issues prompting group
discussions and debates, with the tutorial programme
also covering other lifestyle and post 16 issues.
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  STUDENT LIFE
                              Induction
                              At the start of your first year an induction week is
                              organised for all Year 12 students. The Director of Sixth
                              Form will personally welcome every student and
                              discuss the high standards and expectations of the Sixth
                              Form. There are usually ice breaker sessions, topical
                              debates and a Team Building experience which usually
                              involves getting wet at some point! We also include
                              study skills sessions to ensure the effective transition
                              to Level 3 learning.
                              The intention of the induction process is to set our
                              expectations from day one and to enable the students
                              to get to know their surroundings, one another and
                              their tutors.




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                               ‘Achievements and standards are good’
                                                     OfSTED December 2008
                                                                            STUDENT LIFE
The Student Council
The Student Council is made up of a group of students
who are elected by their peers to represent the
interests of students at the Sixth Form and make
decisions on a variety of student related issues.
The Council organise charity fund raising events,
dances, the annual Leavers' Prom and the Sixth Form
Yearbook. The Senior Management of the Sixth Form
consults the Council whenever the views of students
are required.
The social aspect of Sixth Form life is organised
primarily by the Student Council. The Student Council
have their own notice board where details of events
such as the Sixth Form Prom, fundraising events and
sports activities are advertised. A Student Newsletter is
published bi-weekly. This is also an opportunity for
advertising up and coming events in the Sixth Form and
in the local community. Students are prompted to ‘get
involved’ in every aspect of Sixth Form life.


Attendance
Regular attendance at Sixth Form is essential if you are
to achieve your target outcomes on your chosen
programme.




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  STUDENT LIFE
                           Dress Code
                           In keeping with accepted professional and commercial
                           standards a Sixth Form student dress code exists. This
                           helps to establish high quality professional standards
                           and a business ethos. For programmes of study where
                           there is a large proportion of practical activities,
                           appropriate practical clothing is required. In the
                           Common, Social and Learning areas business dress is
                           expected of all students. Full details of student dress
                           guidelines can be found in the student handbook.


                           Reporting to parents
                           Ashton on Mersey School Sixth Form promotes
                           independence; however we like to have a partnership
                           with parents/carers to provide mutual support for the
                           student. Parents/carers are welcome to visit or call the
                           Sixth Form at any time to discuss any concerns you
                           have which impacts your son/daughter. Any person
                           who wishes to speak to the Head of Learning or
                           Director of Sixth Form, please contact Student Services
                           who can arrange an appointment at your convenience.
                           The Sixth Form will notify parents of academic
                           performance, achievements and social development
                           during the Parental Open Evening.
                           Half termly academic reports are sent home and the
                           Director of Sixth Form regularly writes to parents to
                           update them on pastoral and academic issues.




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     ‘Students’ work is closely monitored on a weekly basis to ensure
             that they remain on track and meet their learning goals
                                                     OfSTED December 2008   STUDENT SERVICES

Student Support
The Student Support team is based in the common
room and is the focal point for all advice, guidance and
additional support. Our Student Support Leader is
available to all students for confidential advice and
support on any matter. The service is available
8:30 – 4:30 every day.
Every detail of students’ study time has been carefully
considered and designed to support each student and
                  their different needs. We have a




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                  constantly updated Sixth Form
                  Careers library, a state of the art
                  Learning Resource Centre and each
                  student is assigned a personal tutor
                  for advice and support.
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                  You will benefit from many speakers
                 visiting the Sixth Form to advise on
             careers and different subject areas,
including Solicitors, Bankers, teachers, and tradesmen.
You will have the opportunity to ‘shadow’
professionals in their work and learn from these
experiences. All students complete a ‘work shadowing’
placement in Year 12.
A careers exhibition will be held every year at the Sixth
Form. North West universities will visit the Sixth Form
to discuss university life, choices, and offer advice on
courses and other aspects of university study. A trip to
the Manchester Central Exhibition Centre takes place in
March of Year 12 to begin consideration of higher
education options.
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    Josh Shevlin
    age 17
    formerly of Ashton on Mersey School




“   I wanted to stay in and around
    the teachers and pupils I had
    known for the previous 5 years.
    I also believe the A Levels
    available to me suited me and
    my future plans. The facilities
    are amazing!!
                                          ”
                   ‘Students report they are given excellent guidance’
                                                    OfSTED December 2008
                                                                               STUDENT SERVICES

Additional Support                                          All being well, you should start your life at Sixth Form
Ashton on Mersey is able to provide support for you if      well supported and able to study without unnecessary
you have any additional needs. This support often           difficulty. However, it is quite possible that your
begins before you enrol with us, and will always be         support needs will change or that you will discover
available throughout your time with us.                     unexpected problems that require further support. If
                                                            this is the case your personal tutor or student services
Possible support concerns include mobility and
                                                            can help.
wheelchair access, visual or hearing impairment,
dyslexia, dyspraxia and medical conditions such as
diabetes or epilepsy. We are also able to deal with
other types of need, as and when they arise.
If you are applying to us and think you will have
additional support needs during your time at the Sixth
Form, then you should contact student services. You can
get in touch with student services via the usual Sixth
Form address and telephone number or you can send
an e-mail to sixthform@aom.trafford.sch.uk.
Before your first term at the Sixth Form we may
arrange to meet earlier to discuss your individual
learning and personal needs. Other opportunities may
include:
  A visit during June and July to get used to facilities
  and undertake taster opportunities in all subjects
  Getting to know and keeping in touch with the
  support staff
  Further explanation of the support which will be
  provided when you start




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  CURRICULUM

                           Ashton on Mersey School has a reputation for
                           delivering an innovative and effective curriculum to suit
                           the needs of all learners. Our Sixth Form builds on this
                           to provide a seamless transition through our 14-19
                           curriculum. We expect you to choose subjects that you
                           are good at and enjoy but also those that provide you
                           with a clear pathway for your future career plans.
                           Learning pathways include A levels, BTEC qualifications,
                           Diplomas and NVQs. To complement these ‘core’
                           activities, qualifications in General Studies, ICT, Literacy
                           and Numeracy will be offered.
                           The school is recognised nationally as a leading
                           provider in sport and vocational education. The Sixth
                           Form will build on this experience and success.
                           Our courses are updated regularly and are responsive to
                           student demand and employer/university needs.
                           In a rapidly changing world we are well placed to
                           deliver a highly technological curriculum, which will
                           fully prepare young people for the future. Our business
                           partners are already engaged to help us to achieve our
                           aims and we intend to develop further our well
                           established links with universities.




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              ‘The Sixth Form offers a flexible curriculum that has been
                well matched to the needs and aspirations of students’
                                                        OfSTED December 2008   CURRICULUM
Which AS and A2 levels should I take?
You may have a number of subjects you like, or you are
good at two or three and find it difficult to find a fourth.
There are no set rules but the following points should
be considered
   For certain careers you will need a complete
  programme related to the field you wish to pursue. If
  you want to go on to a degree course in those fields,
  eg Law or English you must study these courses
   You must enjoy the subject. It is not wise to do
  something you don’t enjoy just because it may be
  useful. People who do this often lose their incentive
  and do badly. Remember that you will only do well if
  you are interested and happy. If you do not have a
  career in mind as yet then again choose the subjects
  you enjoy and are successful in. You will be guided
  into a career later on in your time at Ashton on
  Mersey Sixth Form.


AS and A2 Assessments
Assessments for AS/A2 qualifications take place as
formal examinations in January and June of each year.
The format of the qualification is usually different for
each course but most rely on a coursework and
examination profile.




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  CURRICULUM
                           BTEC Qualifications
                           Assessments in the form of written assignments are
                           given throughout the course and students have clear
                           timescales and deadlines to adhere to. The overall
                           qualification is awarded dependant on the points
                           attained to form the pass, merit or distinction grades
                           awarded for each assignment. The overall qualification
                           carries equivalent weighting/point scores to AS/A2
                           qualifications and the qualification is widely accepted
                           as entry level to higher education establishments and
                           universities.


                           Career Guidance
                           Advice on career opportunities is readily available in
                           the Sixth Form, through the Head of Learning, Director
                           of Sixth Form, subject tutors and Connexions. We also
                           have a dedicated Career’s Co-ordinator, who is on hand
                           to assist in decision making.
                           Every year a careers convention is held in school and
                           annually all Year 12 students visit a major external
                           higher education convention in Manchester. The Careers
                           Advisor from Connexions interviews all students
                           requiring advice. Students are encouraged to attend
                           university and college open days. Speakers from the
                           University of Manchester, the University of Salford, the
                           University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool and
                           Manchester MMU give presentations to students.




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                         ‘The quality of teaching and learning is good’
                                                    OfSTED December 2008
                                                                           CURRICULUM
A full calendar of events is available on our website or
from Student Services.
The Sixth Form organises a Careers, Health and Higher
Education Conference at the end of Year 12. Numerous
industrialists and business people involve students in
group work, problem solving and business games. This
is followed by a one day course on interview
techniques. All students have interviews and sit in on
those of others, receiving expert advice from the
interviewers. An admissions tutor from a higher
education institute gives further advice on writing UCAS
forms. Early in Year 13 MMU visit with their road show
to help students with university applications.
Students who are uncertain over higher education
courses or career direction can seek additional help
through our Student Services.
We want the students of Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form
to leave with the skills, qualities and experience that
employer’s and higher education institutions embrace.
We promote full involvement into all Sixth Form
activities to allow each student to achieve their true
potential and to grow independently. We truly believe
that Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form offers an exceptional,
holistic experience for our students.




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                          Faye Howard
                          age 16
                          formerly of Blessed Thomas Holford




          “               AOM had exactly the courses
                          I wanted. I came on taster
                          days in Year 11 and was made
                          to feel welcome and wanted.
                          I am very happy here! I knew
                          I wanted to do ‘s omething’ in
                          Sport. The BTEC Sport
                          programme is an excellent
                          qualification which will allow
                          me to make the right career
                          progression.
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       ‘Students in the Sixth Form are positive, mature and articulate.’
                                                     OfSTED December 2008
                                                                            ENRICHMENT
Enrichment is a significant and important part of the
overall curriculum at Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form.
Enrichment enhances the important skills and personal
qualities that employers and universities are looking for
and also develops a more ‘rounded’ student.
Life at Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form isn’t just about
classroom time and working towards your chosen
course of study. It’s about broadening your mind, taking
on new challenges, meeting new people and having
fun with a full and comprehensive enrichment
programme. All students are expected to select an area
of personal development and community work
throughout Years 12 and 13.




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  ENRICHMENT
                                          Sport - Football and Netball
                                          In this option you will have the opportunity to train and
                                          play for the Sixth Form Football and Netball team and
                                          represent the Sixth Form in competitive matches. The
                                          Sixth Form has a very successful record in both sports,
                                          with the U19 Football team becoming Greater
                                          Manchester Champions in 2009 and 2010.

                                          ICT - Skills development
                                          All students will need to have at least a basic
                                          understanding of how to use and how to access
                                          resources for their studies. Moreover, given the volume
                                          of information available they need evaluative skills in
                                          order to select the most appropriate resources for their
                                          programme. This option gives you these skills.
                 Leadership Awards
                                          Cooking for Students
          Duke of Edinburgh Award         Students start this activity with the 'Cook Delicious
                                          Food' workshop, run by food technology. You will learn
                          Volunteering
                                          how to develop important cooking skills. As budding
                  Sixth Form Council      chefs you will be cooking recipes that are nutritious and
                                          healthy for students.
                  Community Events
                                          Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
                          Sports Teams
                                          The Duke of Edinburgh Award aims to provide for young
                                          people an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding
                                          programme of personal development, which is of the
                                          highest quality and challenges each enrolled student
                                          fully.



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                                                              ENRICHMENT
Young Enterprise
This scheme gives the opportunity to do something                   Languages
truly different and develop skills of entrepreneurship.
Students form a real company under the auspices of                    Cooking
Young Enterprise. Like a real business a board of            Young Enterprise
directors is elected, shares are sold, a marketing
campaign is carried out and financial records are kept.                 Dance
Communication, organisation and teamwork are
developed by involvement in Young Enterprise. Young             Charity Events
Enterprise really does give students a true experience     Trips & Residentials
of working in business.

Sports Leadership
Students will be enrolled on the Community Sports
Leaders Award (CSLA) and work toward achieving the
qualification. Once complete students are placed in
Community Sport programmes through the School Sport
Partnership.

Community Volunteering
The Sixth Form has well established programmes
integrating students with local community groups. This
activity allows students to select their own
volunteering pathway supporting activity in Primary
Schools, Homes for the Elderly and with disability
groups within the local area.


Enjoy your experience!

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  PATHWAYS

The following Course Information is meant as a guide only to the courses that are provisionally available at the
Sixth Form. Please discuss the content of each course with specialist subject staff.

NB Please note that courses are often dependant on student applications and we cannot guarantee that all these
courses will be offered next year.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU
Level 3 qualifications on offer are either BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and A/AS Level
subjects. Both pathways offer access to Higher Education qualifications. Universities use point scores to allow
access to degree courses and all qualifications can combine to give suitable scores for entry. The BTEC Extended
Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1 A Level.

Applied Learning Qualifications- Pathway 1
If you follow Pathway 1 you choose one BTEC Extended Diploma subject from Block A, and either one A Level
subject from Block E or Block F GCSEs.

A Level Qualifications-Pathway 2
If you choose to follow Pathway 2 you choose three or four A Level subjects, one from each of Blocks B-E. This
will make up your AS level choices in Year 12. In the following year you will usually continue to study three of
these choices through to A level. Alternatively you could choose a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma subject from Block A
and up to three additional A Level subjects, one from each of Blocks B-E.

Enrichment
All students in the Sixth Form will choose a range of Enrichment activities throughout their time in the Sixth Form.
Some of the activities will lead to additional accreditation. Some students may also wish to pursue an additional
A level qualification in General Studies.




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                                                                                       PATHWAYS

     Block A           Block B           Block C         Block D           Block E           Block F

 BTEC Extended         A Level           A Level          A Level          A Level            GCSE
    Diploma
      Sport             Media            English            P.E            Biology         GCSE English
     Business      Religious Studies    Business        Psychology       Applied ICT        GCSE Maths
   Construction                                                           Geography
 Performing Arts                                                         Accountancy
        ICT

 BTEC Subsidiary
    Diploma
      Sport
     Business
 Performing Arts


Students completing Pathway 1 must opt for:
A BTEC Extended Diploma and either one Block E A Level choice or the Block F GCSEs

Students choosing Pathway 2 must opt for:
three or four A Level choices from Blocks B-E, each choice must be from a different block
or
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma from Block A and three A Level choices from Blocks B-E, each choice must be from a
different block




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  PATHWAYS
New for 2010
An opportunity to enrol on a Level 3 Vocational Course
in ‘Performing Arts’ utilising our brand new, state of
the art facility, ‘The Fuse’.

Due to open in September 2011 the building will be
equipped with specialist resources to provide our
Level 3 learners with outstanding opportunities to
progress their studies in Performing Arts.

We are convinced we will have the very best facilities
and staffing to provide an excellent springboard for
those wishing to pursue a career in the arts.




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                                                         PATHWAYS

  An Applied Learning Student
  will undertake


  Core Programme:
BTEC Extended Diploma and 1 additional AS subject

 Broader Study: General Studies
 Enrichment: Choice of Enrichment Activities
 Work Experience Placement




  An A Level Student
  will undertake


  Core programme:
3 or 4 AS/A2 subjects and/or 1 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

 Broader Study: General Studies
 Enrichment: Choice of Enrichment activities
 Work Experience Placement




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    Amy McAdam
    Age 17
    formerly of Ashton on Mersey School




“   I decided to stay at AOM as I
    knew that I would be able to
    achieve fantastic results
    working alongside a great
    bunch of teachers who
    continually motivate me.
    I knew there would be
    opportunities to get involved
    in every part of school life
    and make an impact on the
    Sixth Form.
                                                 A LEVELS

                              Accountancy      Human Biology
                               Applied ICT       Media Studies
                          Business Studies   Physical Education
                                   English          Psychology
                           General Studies    Religious Studies
                               Geography




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Advanced Level AS/A2



  ACCOUNTANCY

 Essential
 5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and
 Maths at Grade C or above.

  Desirable
   A GCSE grade B or better in Maths.
            N.B We are currently working with the AAT to offer a Level 3 Vocational course
            in Accountancy, which we would look to start in September 2011



Duration of Course: 2 years                                          an appreciation of the effects of economic, legal, ethical,
                                                                     social, environmental and technological influences on
Course Description                                                   accounting decisions
All businesses require sound financial management. A Level           a capacity for methodical and critical thought
Accounting equips candidates with the knowledge and skills
to assess the performance of different types of businesses.       Assessment is 100% examination. 2 units of work are
The course also equips candidates with the key accounting         assessed in Year 12 which leads to the AS qualification. A
skills required to make judgements, decisions and                 further 2 units of work are assessed in Year 13. Successful
recommendations as to how businesses can manage their             completion of the AS is a prerequisite for entry to A2 level.
financial affairs.                                                Students opting for this course should choose an additional
                                                                  three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
The Course
The qualification encourages candidates to develop:               Future Careers
                                                                  Most Accounting based careers require access to training and
  an understanding of the importance of effective accounting      qualifications beyond A level. The qualification however gives
  systems and an awareness of their limitations                   superb grounding in the knowledge and skills in this field.
  an understanding of the purposes, principles, and               Future careers include:
  techniques of accounting                                          Accountant
  the transferable skills of numeracy, communication, ICT,          Finance Manager
  presentation, interpretation, analysis and evaluation in an
  accounting context                                                Banking
                                                                    General Management




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                                                                                                  Advanced Level AS/A2



                                                                                                          APPLIED ICT

                                                                                                             Essential
                                                                            5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
                                                                     English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

                                                                                                             Desirable
                                                                      GCSE in ICT at grade B or better or a CiDA, DiDA
                                                                       or OCR Nationals in ICT at grade B or better




Duration of Course: 2 years                                        Unit 9: Communications and Networks
                                                                   Unit 10: Using Multimedia Software
Course Description
The Edexcel GCE in Applied ICT has been developed to provide       Unit 11: Using Spreadsheet Software
a broad educational basis for further training, further            Unit 12: Customising Applications
education or for moving into appropriate employment within       Students opting for this course should choose an additional
the ICT sector. They have been designed to be delivered in a     three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
work-related context and to allow learners to develop an
understanding of the ICT sector.
                                                                 Future Careers
The Course                                                       This qualification supports progression into further education,
The single award (AS) covers the core units 1,2 and 3. The A2    training or employment. Further education or careers might
award covers units 1,2, 3,7 and 8 plus one unit from 10, 11,     be in:
12.                                                                 BTEC Higher Extended Diploma in related subjects
                                                                    Computer Science
  Unit 1:   The Information Age
                                                                    Information Systems
  Unit 2:   The Digital Economy
                                                                    Multimedia
  Unit 3:   The Knowledge Worker
                                                                    Software Engineering
  Unit 4:   System Design and Installation
                                                                    Computer Networking
  Unit 5:   Web Development
                                                                    e-Business
  Unit 6:   Technical Support
                                                                    Information Management
  Unit 7:   Using Database Software
  Unit 8:   Managing ICT Projects


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Advanced Level AS/A2



  BUSINESS STUDIES

  Essential
  5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
  English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

  Desirable
   A GCSE grade B or better in Business or equivalent qualification




Duration of Course: 2 years                                        3 from a strategic perspective with more emphasis on the
                                                                   students analytical and evaluative skills. Unit 4 concentrates
Course Description                                                 on the external factors that impact a business and
Students will study two mandatory units. The AS level can be       businesses ability to change or adapt to maintain or increase
studied as a ‘stand alone’ qualification or form the first year    the likelihood of their success.
in a full GCE qualification. The content at AS is designed to
introduce the students to the internal make-up of businesses       Unit 3 Strategies for success
challenging not only their knowledge, analytical and                 Operational strategies      Marketing strategies
evaluative skills but also the application of this knowledge
through case-studying real business.                                 Financial strategies     Human resource strategies
                                                                   Unit 4 The business environment and managing change
Unit 1 Planning and financing a business                             The relationship between business and the economic
  Enterprise     Business planning                                   environment
  Raising Finance     Legal structures                               The relationship between business and the competitive
                                                                     environment
Unit 2 Managing a business
                                                                     Internal causes of change
  Using budgets      Measuring profit
                                                                     Effective leadership
  Operational decisions Effective marketing
                                                                   Students opting for this course should choose an additional
Assessment is 100% examination. 2 units of work are                three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
assessed in Year 12 which leads to the AS qualification. A
further 2 units of work are assessed in Year 13.                   Future Careers
                                                                   This course offers excellent preparation for those students
The A2 course                                                      intending to pursue business studies at degree level, or for
Students will study two mandatory units. The content is an         anyone considering any kind of commercial career.
extension of the students learning from AS but viewed in unit

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                                                                                                     Advanced Level AS/A2


                                                                                         ENGLISH LITERATURE AND
                                                                                            LANGUAGE COMBINED


                                                                                                                Essential
                                                                              5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
                                                                        English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

                                                                                                         Desirable
                                                 A GCSE grade B or better in both English Literature and Language




Duration of Course: 2 years                                         Students opting for this course should choose an additional
                                                                    three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
Course Description
This integrated course is designed for students who wish to         Future Careers
study a combination of Language and Literature. It focuses on
contemporary writing and spoken English in use,                     This qualification will provide the perfect springboard to
complimented by a comprehensive study of short stories. It          access higher-level study and career opportunities in
provides an opportunity to study prose fiction and non fiction,       Law
drama and poetry offering students extensive wider reading            Journalism
opportunities. The course provides key skills to develop              Teaching
creative and editorial writing.
                                                                      Politics
Assessment at AS level is through coursework and
examinations in the Spoken Word and Fiction Studies. 3 units
of work are assessed in Year 12 which leads to the AS
qualification. Successful completion of the AS is a prerequisite
for entry to A2 level.

At A2 level language skills are assessed through coursework
activity and examination in writing for different audiences
and purposes. Wider reading and genre studies are assessed
in external examinations.




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Advanced Level AS/A2



  GENERAL STUDIES

 Essential
 5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
 English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

  Desirable
   An enquiring mind, an interest in life’s deeper questions, an interest in humans,
      the ability to discuss, listen to others and present a personal view.




Duration of Course: 2 years                                      Students are introduced to contemporary issues in five areas:

Course Description                                                   Science and Technology
The AS/A2 in General Studies is taken as an additional course
through the tutor/enrichment programme and 2 additional              Society and Politics
tutored lessons each week.                                           Arts and Media
                                                                     Business and Industry
                                                                     Beliefs and Values

                                                                 Topics are arranged under the themes of Conflict and Space.

                                                                 Students are actively encouraged to read newspapers, watch
                                                                 the news and current affairs programmes and develop a
                                                                 healthy scepticism. Assessment for all modules is through
                                                                 examination

                                                                 Future Careers
                                                                 This qualification is well regarded by most employers and is
                                                                 accepted as points towards entry for many university courses.




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                                                                                                  Advanced Level AS/A2



                                                                                                          GEOGRAPHY

                                                                                                               Essential
                                                                              5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
                                                                       English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

                                                                                                              Desirable
                                                                                 A GCSE grade B or better in Geography




Duration of Course: 2 years                                        Units
                                                                     Physical environments
Course Description                                                   Human environments
Geography is the study of the world in terms of both natural         Coursework or Applied geographical skills examination
and human environments and links between them. You will
find the subject has an emphasis on real world examples              Physical systems, processes and patterns
rather than heavy theory and you will be involved in                 Human systems, processes and patterns
fieldwork and practical skills, which will equip you with a          Synoptic: People and their environments
variety of transferable skills.
This course will appeal to those students who:                     The scheme of assessment is in two parts. Three units make
   have an interest in and concern for the environment             up the AS assessment, and a further three A2 units make up
   are interested in current affairs                               the six units required for Advanced GCE assessment. The AS
                                                                   units are designed to provide an appropriate assessment of
   enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives    the knowledge, understanding and skills of students who
   and experiences                                                 have completed the first half of a full Advanced GCE
   want the opportunity to carry out practical work,               qualification.
   outdoors as well as classwork                                   Students opting for this course should choose an additional
   enjoy finding out their own answers – not just being taught     three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
   want to broaden their AS or Advanced GCE studies to cover
   both ‘sciences’ and ‘humanities’                                Future Careers
   enjoy travel and finding out about new people, places,            Advertising     Education
   landscapes and events                                             Finance     Law
   want to keep their options open – Geography AS or                 Marketing Sales     Social/Health Services
   Advanced GCE is an appropriate qualification for a very
   wide range of higher education or career choices                  Environmental Management

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Advanced Level AS/A2



  HUMAN BIOLOGY

  Essential
  5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
  English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

  Desirable
   A GCSE grade B or better in Science and PE related qualifications




Duration of Course: 2 years
                                                              The A2 course
Course Description                                              Bodies and cells in and out of control (20 %)
The human body is amazing. Through this course you will         The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we
gain a deep understanding of the working of the body and        eat (20 %)
how we, as humans interact with the environment we
inhabit. The course is designed to                              Investigative and practical skills in A2 Human Biology
                                                                (Centre assessed- 10%)
  Develop interest and enthusiasm for Biology, which could
  lead to further study and relevant careers.
  Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific     Students opting for this course should choose an additional
  issues and moreover, how the sciences contribute to the     three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
  success of the economy and said society.
  Develop and demonstrate an appreciation of the skills,      Future Careers
  knowledge and understanding of ‘How Science Works’.           Biology Teacher
                                                                Science Teacher
The AS course                                                   Physical Education Teacher
  The body and its diseases (20 %)                              Physiotherapist
  Humans-their origins and adaptations (20 %)                   Laboratory technician
  Investigative and practical skills in AS Human Biology        Dentistry
  (centre assessed- 10%)                                        Medicine




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                                                                                                Advanced Level AS/A2



                                                                                                    MEDIA STUDIES

                                                                                                            Essential
                                                                          5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
                                                                    English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

                                                                                                           Desirable
                                                                      A GCSE grade B or better in English Language.




Duration of Course: 2 years                                     Three units of work are assessed in Year 12 which leads to
                                                                the AS qualification. Successful completion of the AS is a
Course Description                                              prerequisite for entry to A2 level.
The mass media plays an important role in our everyday
lives. The role the media plays in presenting information to    Students opting for this course should choose an additional
others is central to this course, as are the following four     three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
themes-
                                                                Future Careers
  How the media think of the audience                           Most Media based careers require access to training and
  How they put across ideas or stories- the language            qualifications beyond A level. The qualification however gives
  How they use technology to make them look and sound           superb grounding in the knowledge and skills in this field.
  like they do                                                  Future careers include:
  How they are organised and controlled                           TV
                                                                  Theatre
Using the forms of Advertising, Comics, Film, Magazines,          Journalism
Newspapers and TV the course looks at the role the media          Film Making
plays in Society.                                                 Acting
                                                                  Radio
Assessment at AS level (40%) is practical coursework
either in video, radio or ICT format. Two additional
examinations make up the format.



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Advanced Level AS/A2



  PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  Essential
  5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
  English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

  Desirable
   A GCSE grade B or better in PE or BTEC Level 2 Sport qualifications
     at Merit level or above.




Duration of Course: 2 years                                          Course units are assessed through examination, ongoing
                                                                     coursework and practical assessment of performance
Course Description
At AS, students will look at the opportunities for and the           Students opting for this course should choose an additional
effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. In the            three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
practical unit, they'll get experience of sporting roles, such as
performer, official or coach, in their chosen activity, and use
theory and knowledge to identify strengths and weaknesses            Future Careers
in their own and others' performance.                                  Teaching PE
                                                                       Coaching
At A2, students will examine ways of optimising                        Sports Centre Management
performance, looking at applied exercise physiology,                   Leisure Services
psychology and biomechanics. They'll also focus on topical             Sports Development
issues such as the impact of sponsorship, business, media,
law and technology on sport today. In the practical unit,              Armed Services
students will be assessed on three areas:                              Police

  their performance,
  identification of their weakness in performance, and
  causes and corrective measures to address the weaknesses.




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                                                                                                 Advanced Level AS/A2



                                                                                                         PSYCHOLOGY

                                                                                                         Essential
                                                                        5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
                                                                 English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

                                                                                                           Desirable
                                                                                  A GCSE grade B or better in Science




Duration of Course: 2 years                                     Students opting for this course should choose an additional
                                                                three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
Course Description
Psychology applies the methods of the natural sciences to the   Future Careers
study of human behaviour and thinking. It is the new science    This qualification will provide the perfect springboard to
of the 21st century combining skills of research, design,       access higher-level study and career opportunities in
literacy, statistical analysis and evaluation.                    Law
                                                                  Teaching
The AS course                                                     Social work
You will look at a range of core topics including                 Politics
  Cognitive Psychology                                            Clinical or Educational Psychology
  Social Psychology
  Development Psychology
  Physiological Psychology.

The A2 course
At A2 level specialist options are chosen from
  Health Psychology
  Educational Psychology
  Criminal Psychology
  Environmental Psychology

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Advanced Level AS/A2



  RELIGIOUS STUDIES

  Essential
  5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
  English Language and Maths at Grade C or above.

  Desirable
   A GCSE grade B or better in Religious Studies. An enquiring mind, an
     interest in life’s deeper questions, an interest in humans, the ability
           to discuss, listen to others and present a personal view.



Duration of Course: 2 years                                       Students opting for this course should choose an additional
                                                                  three AS courses which compliment the qualification.
Course Description
“The wise man is the man who knows how little he knows.”          Future Careers
(Socrates) What did the philosopher mean by this? Are you         This is one of the fastest growing AS/A level options; it is
concerned about life; it’s meaning and ‘deeper’ questions?        very popular with universities and employers as it helps
The point of Philosophy and Theology is not to find the right     develop a range of key skills. It suits any career, which
answers but ask the right questions. The course consists of 4     involves working with people but is especially suited to;
units
                                                                    Law
                                                                    Teaching
The AS course
                                                                    Social Services
Two units are covered in Year 12 including Religion and Ethics
(eg. Medical issues, Situation Ethics, Utilitarianism) and          Care Services
Religion and Philosophy (eg. The challenge to religion from         Journalism
psychology, atheism and experience).                                Public Services

The A2 course
The final two units covered in Year 13 include Religion and
Philosophy (eg. The problem of evil, personal identity) and
Human Experience (eg. Life, death and beyond).




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    Amy Glynn
    age 16
    formerly of Ashton on Mersey School




“   I really like the staff at the
    Sixth Form, they are genuinely
    interested in me as a student
    and a person. The courses that
    were on offer also suited me
    perfectly!
                                ”
                                                                   APPLIED
                                                                 LEARNING

                                                    BTEC Extended Diploma Business
                       BTEC Extended Diploma Construction and The Built Environment
                                                         BTEC Extended Diploma ICT
                                             BTEC Extended Diploma Performing Arts
                       BTEC Extended Diploma Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness




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BTEC Extended Diploma



   BUSINESS

  Essential
  5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including
  English Language and Maths

  Desirable
   A BTEC First Diploma in Business or equivalent qualification
     Applicants should have a keen interest in pursuing a career and
           higher-level qualifications in Business.



Duration of Course: 2 years                                         Each unit is assessed through a vocationally based
                                                                    assignment.
Course Description
The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Business               Students opting for this course should choose an additional
consists of four core units plus specialist units. The course is    1 AS course which compliments the qualification.
made up of eighteen units of work.
                                                                    Future Careers
Core Units                                                            Business Management
  Exploring Business Environment,                                     Finance
  Introduction to Marketing                                           Banking
  Effective Workers, Communication and Information                    Retail
  Investigating Business Resources.                                   Marketing
                                                                      Commerce
Complimentary Units
The additional 12 units are complimentary units including
  Introduction to Accounting
  Introduction to Market Research
  Aspects of Law related to Business
  Website Design
  Advanced Database Skills
  Market Research in Business

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                                                                                                 BTEC Extended Diploma



                                                                                                        CONSTRUCTION

                                                                                                               Essential
                                                                                       5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C
                                                                                 including English Language and Maths

                                                                                                           Desirable
                                                    A BTEC First Diploma in Construction or equivalent construction
                                              qualification. Applicants should have a keen interest in pursuing a
                                                       career and higher-level qualifications in construction.



Duration of Course: 2 years                                        Each unit is assessed through a vocationally based
                                                                   assignment.
Course Description
The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction          Students opting for this course should choose an additional
consists of six core units plus specialist units. The course is    1 AS course which compliments the qualification.
made up of eighteen units of work.
                                                                   Future Careers
Core Units                                                           Construction Management
  Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction                         Architecture
  Construction and the Environment                                   Surveying
  Mathematics in Construction                                        Draughtsperson
  Building Technology in Construction.                               Site management
                                                                     Tradesperson
Complimentary Units
The additional 12 units are complimentary units including
  Measuring, estimating and tendering processes
  Building surveying
  Building regulations and control
  ICT and CAD in Construction.



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BTEC Extended Diploma



  ICT

  Essential
  5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths

  Desirable
  GCSE in ICT at grade B or better or a CiDA, DiDA or OCR National in ICT at
   grade B or better. Applicants should have a keen interest in pursuing a
     career and higher-level qualifications in ICT




Duration of Course: 2 years                                          Computer animation
                                                                     Website Production and Management
Course Description
                                                                     E-commerce
This course provides an excellent route to enter a career in the
IT industry or progress on to Higher Education. You will gain        IT Systems Analysis and Design
knowledge of computer and information systems, IT support,
networking, software development, web design, graphic              Each unit is assessed through a vocationally based
design and information systems as well as many practical skills.   assignment.

Mandatory Units                                                    Students opting for this course should choose an additional
 Communication and Employability Skills.                           1 AS course which compliments the qualification.
 Computer Systems
 Information Systems                                               Future Careers
                                                                     Computer Science
Optional Units                                                       Information Systems
Optional Units to total 18 units include                             Multimedia and e-Business
  Communication Technologies                                         Software Engineering
  Computer Networks                                                  Computer Networking
  IT Systems Troubleshooting and Repair                              Information Management
  Network Management
  Digital Graphics and Computers


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                                                                                                 BTEC Extended Diploma



                                                                                                 PERFORMING ARTS

                                                                                                             Essential
                                                                    5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths

                                                                                                         Desirable
                                                BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts at Merit level or equivalent
                                         qualification. Applicants should be participating performers and have a
                                                                  keen interest in pursuing a career in the arts.




Duration of Course: 2 years                                        Each unit is assessed through a vocationally based
                                                                   assignment.
Course Description
The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts       Students opting for this course should choose an additional
consists of five core units plus specialist units. The course is   1 AS course which compliments the qualification.
made up of eighteen units of work.
                                                                   Future Careers
Mandatory Units                                                      Teaching Drama/dance
 Performance Workshop                                                Film and TV
 Performing Arts Business                                            The Theatre
 The Historical Context of Performance                               Acting
 Rehearsing for Performance                                          Media
 Performing to an Audience

Specialist Units
  Devising Plays,
  Stand up comic performance
  Theatre in Education
  Theatre for Children
  Musical Theatre Performance
  Film and TV acting

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BTEC Extended Diploma


  SPORT, DEVELOPMENT,
  COACHING & FITNESS


  Essential
  5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths or
  BTEC First Diploma in Sport at Merit level, GCSE English and Maths

  Desirable
   Applicants should be participating Sports performers and have a keen
     interest in pursuing a career in sport.




Duration of Course: 2 years                                        Each unit is assessed through a vocationally based
                                                                   assignment
Course Description
The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport consists        Students opting for this course should choose an additional
of eight core units plus specialist units. The course is made up   1 AS course which compliments the qualification.
of eighteen units of work.
                                                                   Future Careers
Core Units                                                           Teaching PE
  The Principles of Anatomy and Physiology                           Coaching
  Assessing Risk in Sport                                            Sports Centre Management
  Sports Coaching                                                    Leisure Services
  Practical Team Sports                                              Sports Development
                                                                     Armed Services
Complimentary Units                                                  Police
The additional 10 units are complimentary units including
  Leadership in Sport
  Sports Injuries
  Officiating in Sport
  Organising Sporting Events
  Sports Nutrition


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                                                 APPLIED
                                               LEARNING


                                 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Business
                           BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Performing Arts
                                     BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Sport




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  BUSINESS

 Essential
 5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Mathematics

 Desirable
 BTEC First Diploma/Certificate in Business at Merit level or equivalent
  qualification. Applicants should have a keen interest in pursuing a
    career in business.




Duration of Course: 2 years                                      Future Careers
                                                                   Business Management
Course Description                                                 Finance
The Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business consists of        Banking
four core units plus two specialist units.                         Retail
                                                                   Marketing
Core Units                                                         Commerce
  Exploring Business Environments
  Investigating Business Resources
  Introduction to Marketing
  Business Communication

Specialist Units
Two Specialist units are then studied from an extensive range
of complimentary units and pathways including
  Introduction to Accounting
  Understanding Financial Accounting
  Exploring Creative Product Promotion
  An Introduction to Marketing Research
  An Understanding of Relationship Marketing


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                                                                                      BTEC Subsidiary Diploma



                                                                                      PERFORMING ARTS

                                                                                                      Essential
                                            5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Mathematics

                                                                                                      Desirable
                                       BTEC First Diploma/Certificate in Performing arts/dance at Merit level or
                                            equivalent qualification. Applicants should have a keen interest in
                                                                                pursuing a career in the arts.




Duration of Course: 2 years                                  Future Careers
                                                               Teaching Drama/dance
Course Description                                             Film and TV
The Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts         The Theatre
consists of one core units plus five specialist units          Acting
                                                               Media
Core Unit
  Performing to an Audience

Specialist Units
Five additional units are then studied from and extensive
range of units and pathways including
  Devising Plays
  Principles of Acting
  Auditions for Acting
  Drama improvisation
  TV and Film acting
  Developing Physical Theatre
  Circus Acrobatics



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BTEC Subsidiary Diploma



  SPORT

  Essential
  5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Mathematics

  Desirable
  BTEC First Diploma/Certificate in Sport at Merit level or equivalent
   qualification. Applicants should have a keen interest in
     pursuing a career in sport.




Duration of Course: 2 years                                  Future Careers
                                                               Teaching PE
Course Description                                             Coaching
The Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport consists of       Sports Centre Management
three core units plus three specialist units.                  Leisure Services
                                                               Sports Development
Core Units                                                     Armed Services
  Principles of Anatomy and Physiology                         Police
  Physiology of Fitness
  Assessing Risk in Sport

Specialist Units
Three Specialist units are then studied from an extensive
range of complimentary units including
  Sports Coaching
  Sports Development
  Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  Practical Team Sports
  Practical Individual Sports
  Sport and Society
  Leadership in Sport.

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    Ollie Jones
    age 17
    formerly of Ashton on Mersey School




“   I wanted to carry on my
    studies at a place where I could
    be independent but still have
    the support I needed to succeed.
    The A Levels were perfect to
    give me the qualification I need
    to go on to university.
                                          ”
   ADMISSION CRITERIA                              6      Form
                                                          Ashton on Mersey




     Essential
     5 A*-C grades or GCSE equivalent including English Language
     and Mathematics. To access AS/A2 qualifications a minimum
     grade B GCSE related qualification is required

     Desirable
     A desire to enjoy relevant, interesting and varied learning
     opportunities in preparation for the world of higher education and
     work.




All Students
All candidates should send their application form
to Student Services.
Your school will be contacted for a reference and
your expected GCSE results.


Progressing to Year 13
Predictions estimate most of our students will be
successful in Year 12 and will be able to progress
into Year 13 to complete their qualifications.
As a guide in order to access a place in Year 13 it is
expected that students on the A Level pathway
will achieve a minimum of three AS passes and
students on the Applied Learning pathway will be
on target to their predicted grades




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Headteacher: Mrs Vicky Beer
Director of Sixth Form: Mr Aidan Moloney
Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form
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Tel: 0161 973 1179 Fax: 0161 973 4954
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