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A WARM WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL: A WORD FROM DR SUJINDER SANGHA OBE MEET GERARD COULL, HEAD OF SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM WHAT OUR STUDENTS THINK: CHRIS JENKINS WHY CHOOSE BEDE? MAKE THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU RESULTS DAY 2012: OUR STUDENTS EXCEL YET AGAIN STUDENT LIFE JUST GOT EASIER: STUDENT BENEFITS PACKAGE YOUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS: HOW TO APPLY WHAT OUR STUDENTS THINK: LAURA FENNY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS: KEEPING YOU INFORMED COURSE INFORMATION

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY TODAY!

The details in this prospectus are correct at the time of going to print (September 2012). SRC Bede Sixth Form, Billingham reserves the right to make changes to the information including addition, alteration or withdrawal of courses or to contents. Every effort will be made to contact those affected by any changes.

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We have been serving the learning needs of our local community for the last 60 years. Stockton Riverside College was proud to join forces with Bede Sixth Form in 2009, launching an exciting new era for our learning and a new campus for our students. With its long history of delivering excellence for local people, SRC Bede Sixth Form has a formidable reputation for success, built not only on excellent A Level results, achieved year after year, but also on helping young people grow into young adults with a desire to succeed and enjoy life! I hope that the information in our prospectus encourages you to feel inspired to take advantage of the choices open to you after leaving school and to come and talk to us about what we can offer you. Our sixth form is small enough for us to know you as an individual yet big enough to give you the best opportunity at this exciting time in your life. We pride ourselves on treating all of our students as individuals and feel privileged to be part of helping you achieve your dreams and reach for new horizons.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON TREATING ALL OF OUR STUDENTS AS INDIVIDUALS AND FEEL PRIVILEGED TO BE PART OF HELPING YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS AND We look forward to welcoming you in September REACH FOR NEW HORIZONS. A WORD FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, 2013 and wish you every success in your final year at school. DR SUJINDER SANGHA OBE

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We think that we have something special at SRC Bede Sixth Form and we want to share that with as many young people as possible. It is not just about our excellent examination record or the awards we have won for teaching or enrichment activity. It is not even about the outstanding buildings that we occupy. It is about the spirit of the community that exists for staff and students. Caring, friendly, successful has been the SRC Bede Sixth Form LIFE AS A STUDENT HERE IS motto for a considerable period of time and the ethos that supports those values remains NOT JUST ABOUT ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS BUT ALSO ABOUT at the core of our work. We do all we can to support your experience at our sixth form. HAVING A REWARDING AND We focus on your progression and choices EXCITING EXPERIENCE WHICH WILL HELP YOU TO TAKE YOUR for the future and make sure that no one slips through the net of support that we provide. NEXT STEP. All we expect from you is that you give your MEET GERARD COULL, best to find out how good you can be. Aristotle HEAD OF SRC BEDE said, We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, SIXTH FORM, BILLINGHAM. then, is not an act, but a habit. We will help you to form that habit. The information in this prospectus will help you make your decision to come and talk to us about your future by showing you what to expect. Life as a student here is not just about achieving your goals but also about having a rewarding and exciting experience which will help you to take your next step, whether that involves university or moving straight into a career. We offer a fantastic range of additional opportunities for you to enhance your learning to achieve this. Only you can make the choices about where you wish to take your life. Only you can shape your future. SRC Bede Sixth Form is a very special place, filled with very special people. Think carefully about the choices ahead of you. Good luck with making the right choice.

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS THINK... Originally from Billingham, and an ex-pupil of Northfield School, Chris undertook three CHRIS JENKINS A Levels with us in Mathematics, History and CHRIS SET HIS SIGHT ON Government and Politics and was thrilled to SUCCESS WHEN HE CHOSE be offered a place in December 2011, following SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM, a highly competitive application process. The KNOWING THAT HE WOULD support which he received from our specialist GET THE DIRECTION AND staff at Bede to help him achieve this was SUPPORT FROM US TO HELP second-to-none, with advice on his application, HIM REACH HIS GOALS. IN coaching for his interview and a visit to the SEPTEMBER 2012, HE BEGAN university early in his college year. It was the HIS TRAINING TO BECOME A whole experience at SRC Bede Sixth Form BARRISTER BY READING LAW which really spurred him on. AT KEEBLE COLLEGE, OXFORD, ONE OF THE TOP ECHELON Theres a terrific atmosphere at SRC Bede UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD.
Sixth Form and I quickly got into the close-knit community. Although the college is a fantastic building and has cutting-edge technology, I really enjoyed the friendly feel of the place and felt that staff made the effort to get to know me as an individual, which I really appreciated. Gaining a place at any university means proving your academic ability and your spark. The same applies if you want to get into work its the ones who have the edge that stand out. Chris found that he was able to get this edge at SRC Bede Sixth Form through the additional activities which were available to him, such as being entered for a national public speaking competition at Hull University. As a finalist, he presented a mock Bill of Parliament, the Support Progression scheme, which he created as part of a project through Durham University. He also thoroughly enjoyed the social aspect of being at SRC Bede Sixth Form and the freedom to grow. I would encourage anyone to go to SRC Bede Sixth Form. We are so lucky to have such a great college on our doorstep in Billingham its a real gem. I got exactly what I wanted from my time there and more. I have made friends for life and will always have fantastic memories of my time there.

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WE WANT YOU TO MAKE THE BEST CHOICES FOR YOUR FUTURE. WELL ADVISE YOU ON WHY YOU SHOULD CONTINUE YOUR LEARNING AFTER SCHOOL, WHICH SUBJECTS YOU SHOULD CHOOSE AND WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF IT. SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM WILL HELP YOU ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS YOU CAN, PROVIDE YOU WITH GREAT EXPERIENCES AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF EXCITING OPTIONS AHEAD OF YOU WHEN ITS TIME TO LEAVE US.

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LIFE AS A STUDENT
College is a big step from school. Its great preparation for the rest of your life as youre treated as an adult. Managing your time and studies is up to you but we are always there to help and support where needed. As one of our students, you will learn in a small, caring and friendly environment. We want to see you reach your full potential and get the most out of your time with us. We provide the support and direction you need together with lots of extras which makes your time here happy and fulfilling giving you the best preparation for work or further learning.

STUDENT SUPPORT
We are not an exam factory! We have a large social area for relaxation with food available from the snack bar. Some social highlights of the year are our annual Student Festival, a great opportunity to meet new friends and our Leavers Prom which gives every one of our students the chance to unwind and celebrate at the end of the year. We also stage end-of-year shows and awards where students get the chance to display their work or be rewarded for any outstanding achievements. These give students the chance to invite family and friends into the college. Thats not all! You will also be encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities which will look brilliant on your CV and help with job applications. For example, there are student trips which take place throughout the UK and worldwide, the chance to help with charity fundraisers, mini activity days and you could become a Student Ambassador or get involved with our Student Voice to represent student views to college staff. The forum works to organise social activities, further improve facilities, help with the colleges charitable activities and organising the summer Leavers Prom. We have a wide range of services to help you succeed. Our priority is to help you get settled into the college and give you the support and guidance you need for this. Our weekly tutorial system is planned to help you adjust to independent study. Your tutor is usually your first point of contact, helping you to set realistic and aspirational targets and develop action plans. They will monitor your progress and attendance and discuss any areas of concern, write your references when the time comes and generally look after you. Tutors will encourage you to strive beyond your existing grades and to squeeze every drop of inspiration out of your amazing individual talent! We have a specialist Learner Services team to support you, based in our superbly resourced Learning Centre which is literally at the heart of our college. Our Learning Mentors can assist you overcome any barriers, help you manage your coursework by identifying the best techniques and tactics to do this. We offer support in and out of the classroom and personal one-to-one support. Were with you all the way!

CAREERS, HIGHER EDUCATION AND PROGRESSION GUIDANCE


Proud of our Investors in Careers quality award, our specialist Careers Guidance staff will help you make those important decisions about taking your next step whether you plan to go to university, are still undecided about your goals or you see yourself in a particular job. We offer one-to-one guidance, university taster courses and open day visits, a higher education and employment conference, help with applications and interviews plus other activities throughout the year.

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I.T. FACILITIES
Our I.T. equipment and facilities are secondto-none, with whiteboards in every classroom, the Learning Centre and Cyber Caf. All students have access, at college and from home, to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which has subject information, course documents and learning materials posted. In addition there is also the e-library which allows access to electronic journals, and reference books and databases.

CAFS & REFECTORIES


You wont be short of good food at our college. There is a range of food available between 8.30am1.30pm at our snack bar. All dietary needs are catered for and there are great meal deals available! Youre free to bring your own food in too and eat in our student area.

SPORTS FACILITIES
Our 6 million facility, SRC Bede Sixth Form Sports Centre, with its fitness suite, top-quality outdoor astro turf and full indoor sports hall with climbing wall is available to our students to join at discounted rates. Please call (01642) 373288 to find out more.

WE WANT YOU TO FIND AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND OUR STAFF ARE HERE TO HELP YOU REACH THEM. WELL SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER 2013!

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OUTSTANDING RESULTS FOR 2012 STUDENTS! OUR OVERALL PASS RATE FOR 2012 WAS 98.7%, AND 82% OF OUR A LEVEL COURSES HAD 100% PASS RATE!
Once again, our students achieved excellent results and are looking forward to a bright future. This conrms the excellent teaching and learning plus the level of support and guidance which we give. We hope that you will enjoy this level of success too by joining us in September 2013! We are delighted with this strong set of results. Its testament to the hard work of all the staff and students here and we look forward to watching many of these young people go on to pursue exciting careers, where their talent will benet others.Everyone here at SRC Bede Sixth Form wishes them all the best for the future. Gerard Coull, Results Day, August 2012.

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S TUDENT LIFE JUST GOT EASIER

TRAVEL*
Free bus travel on Stagecoach and Arriva buses for students living two miles or more away from college (household income less than 25,000).** Free bus pass for half-fare travel for students living and travelling around Stockton and Middlesbrough save 8. Free 1625yr Railcard to claim 1/3 off all rail travel for students living beyond the Stockton/Middlesbrough area. Free bus service to SRC Bede Sixth Form for students living on the designated Bede bus route (pick ups from Stockton/ Thornaby/Ingleby Barwick/Wynyard) with a guaranteed seat.

FOOD*
Some subsidised food is available from our cafs so that you dont have to spend more than 99p per day.

CASH* 10 weekly cash allowance to those on Family Income Support (income less than 21,000). 1,200 Bursary for students classified as in care or care leavers, in receipt of Income Support or Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance.

WEVE PUT TOGETHER A PACKAGE OF STUDENT BENEFITS WITH EVERYTHING FROM FREE BUS TRAVEL TO CASH PAYMENTS AND BURSARIES, TO HELP MAKE STUDYING AT SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM AS EASY AS POSSIBLE.

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EQUIPMENT AND TRIPS*


Help with the cost of personal course equipment and optional trips if your family income is below 25,000 for selected courses.

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Purchase your NUS Extra card for only 12 and you will be entitled to massive discounts on over 100 of your favourite brands get exclusive discounts get music, get films, get books, get fashion, get gadgets, get travel get extra.

FREE CHILDCARE*
For students under 20 years of age and within the eligibility criteria for Care to Learn.

SRC BUMPER WELCOME PACK* To welcome you to SRC, your welcome pack will be full of free items and entitlements: stationery pack vouchers and special offers Wi-Fi and print credits individual advice and guidance with CV/careers/university preparation driving theory test preparation use of the Fitness Suite at SRC Bede Sixth Form Sports Centre (weekends only) hair and beauty treatments.#
All offers are subject to change. * This is the deal available to our students 2012/13 which we hope to offer next year. Eligibility criteria exists. ** Guaranteed for the rst term only. and where bus travel is not convenient. Paid on 2 per day attended. 1200 subject to proof of status. Your 1200 will also be used to support your travel or equipment needs and applies to a full-time, full year course. # Subject to terms and conditions.

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THERES NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO START THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE TRUST US, YOUR FINAL YEAR WILL GO BY VERY QUICKLY! HERES A QUICK RUNDOWN ON HOW TO APPLY FOR SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
We specialise in AS and A Level (Level 3) which means that there are entry requirements to meet. The requirements for AS Level are five grade C or equivalent at GCSE. We strongly recommend that your average points score is more than 4.8. Some subjects have special entry requirements. Please call (01642) 373250 for details.

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT COURSES OR APPLYING?


For more detail on any aspect of our courses, please call us on (01642) 373250. Theres no obligation to apply as a result were happy to help. You can make an application at any point in the year without necessarily committing to your subjects at that point although you will need to make a choice eventually! Once we have received your application, we will invite you in for interview where you can ask more questions. You can also make applications to more than one college if you wish but of course, we hope that you will come to ours next September!

HOW DO I APPLY?
Simply complete the application form at the back of this prospectus and send it back to us or apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk. Well then contact you to arrange an interview time. If you want to visit SRC Bede Sixth Form before you make your application, you can visit one of our Open Events to chat to staff and current students and sample college life or book a tour online with one of our Student Ambassadors. Once you have been interviewed and offered a place, youll be invited to our Preview Day in July 2013 where you will come into the college for a fun day to meet your new classmates, chat to your tutors and pick up lots of information and freebies to help you complete your enrolment smoothly in August before you start your studies in September 2013.

WELL SEE YOU BEFORE YOU GET HERE!


If you live in the Stockton/Billingham area, our Liaison staff will be in your school at regular intervals at assemblies and special events throughout the year. We will tell you about the courses we offer, how to apply and answer any questions you have. Lots of our students also come in for Taster sessions whilst they are still at school which can really help with making decisions and it helps you to get used to college life even more quickly.

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As one of our students, you are expected to act responsibly and with respect to all of our staff and your fellow students. This means treating AS VERSUS A LEVELS? others fairly, irrespective of race, religion, AS Levels are one year in duration and can be orientation, values or disability. If you want to taken as a stand-alone qualification or as the find out all the details on issues such as first year of an A Level. A Levels (or A2) are two safeguarding, disability, looked-after-children or years in duration. Other courses such as BTEC more, please turn to our information for parents are generally two years in duration. on pages 2325.
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HOW TO GET HERE


There are good transport links to our college by road and rail. Besides our designated buses, there are public bus services from Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool and Billingham train station is within a short walk from the college where there are links from Darlington, Middlesbrough, Thornaby and Eaglescliffe (we can supply you with a list of bus and train numbers and times). We also have a car park (for those with cars) and you will need a college parking pass to use this.

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YOURE VERY WELCOME TO VISIT US AT OUR OPEN EVENTS. YOU CAN TALK TO US ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS, SAMPLE COLLEGE LIFE, CHAT TO OUR CURRENT STUDENTS AND START TO SEE WHAT BEING AT OUR COLLEGE MIGHT BE LIKE FOR YOU! WELL BE SENDING MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR EVENTS TO YOUR SCHOOL, BUT THE DATES FOR 2012/13 ARE: OPEN EVENING: 6TH NOVEMBER 2012, 68PM INFORMATION EVENING: 7TH MARCH 2013, 5.307.30PM

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS THINK... LAURA FENNY LAURA FINISHED HER STUDIES AT SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM WITH TRIPLE AS FOR HER EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AND EARLY YEARS.

Gaining Distinctions put Laura in prime position for ghting for a coveted place to study Midwifery at Teesside University, and having beaten some stiff competition, she is delighted to be starting her degree in September 2012. A Stockton girl, she had decided that she wanted to become a midwife when she was a pupil at Grangefield School. She knew that she would need a further qualification to get her to university and chose our sixth form as the next step because she was impressed with the welcome she received from the start. She also knew that the teaching she would get would help her achieve her goal. I really liked the cosy atmosphere at SRC Bede Sixth Form as soon as I arrived. Its a lovely building and the layout is very comfortable. All the staff have been so approachable and friendly. Her studies were made all the more interesting because of her tutors, who brought the learning to life and pushed her to find her real potential. She found the level of learning was a big change from school, but she took this in her stride because of the guidance which she received in managing her workload. She really valued the work experience element of the course and was sure that this gave her the confidence to talk to the health professionals at interviews for her degree course. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about enrolling at SRC Bede Sixth Form to go for it! Dont be afraid to ask lots of questions so that you understand what is available to you and just make the most of the chances you will get there. Ive achieved my goal you can too.

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WE WANT YOU TO KNOW ALL ABOUT HOW WE DO THINGS AT THE COLLEGE, THE EXPERIENCES OPEN TO STUDENTS AND THE RANGE OF SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE. WE UNDERSTAND AND VALUE THE CONTRIBUTION THAT YOU WILL MAKE IN HELPING YOUR CHILD/CHARGE TO DECIDE AND MAKE THE BEST OF THEIR TIME AT COLLEGE, SO HERES SOME INFORMATION TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION ABOUT US.

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SAFEGUARDING
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults all staff, governors and volunteers share this commitment. For further information on policies and practises, please visit our website www.stockton.ac.uk

YOUTH WORKER SERVICE


Our Youth Worker Service offers advice and support from staff who are experienced in dealing with a wide range of situations and needs. Nothing surprises or shocks them! You can contact them by phoning (01642) 373250 and asking for the Youth Worker Service.

EQUALITY/DIVERSITY
For our college to be a place where learning and working exists in an environment that advances equality of opportunity, celebrates diversity and allows everyone to achieve to their fullest potential, we are opposed to any form of discrimination and we ensure that our practises are legal, accessible and fair to all learners, service users and employees.

LEARNING SUPPORT
Our Learning Support team offers extensive support for students. Support is available during the day and evenings for all eligible students. It can be a one-to-one session or within a group setting. Parents are welcome to speak to a member of the team. Please contact (01642) 373250.

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS


We offer a superb range of specialist support for learners with learning difficulties and/or We are proud to offer a comprehensive range disabilities. A full list of our services and of support services for our students. We have facilities are given in our Disability Statement, a strong family and caring ethos, and are very available from our Information and Guidance keen to work with parents of our students to staff. Please contact our team if you would ensure that each student gets the best support like to discuss your young persons needs to be successful. You will be invited to parents (01642) 373250. sessions to meet the staff and to look at how your child is progressing in their chosen FUNCTIONAL SKILLS (IMPROVING course. Please note, however, that we cannot ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS AND ICT) share information about your child with you Leaners are given the opportunity to study unless they agree to this when they enrol. This functional skills (English, Mathematics, ICT) is because, at 16, young people have a legal as part of the GCSE courses, and to study right to determine what information is shared functional skills I.T. in a standalone course. about them. This is a big help to them when they reach the world of work, as employers really do need CAREERS AND FURTHER/HIGHER people who can manage well and have a good grasp of these areas. EDUCATION ADVICE AND

GUIDANCE SERVICE
Our Careers Guidance staff are available to help make those difficult decisions about the future. Our Matrix accredited/Investor in Careers service is available to all pre and post enrolment there is no obligation to come to us after getting the advice! Our expert and experienced staff can give advice and guidance and form individualised plans to help with next steps, whether these are to university or onto a career path. For those who are undecided, were happy to give the best impartial advice. Why not come and visit us yourself? Were here for parents too. Please call (01642) 373250 for further detail.

THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE


A high-quality service based on an extensive variety of print and electronic resources and other learning materials with excellent I.T. facilities, all with internet access, is provided in our Learning Resource Centre (LRC). This all gives great support for both coursework and research.

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CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE BEING LOOKED AFTER BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITY (INCLUDING FOSTERING AND PRIVATE FOSTERING)
We know that some young people may require additional guidance and support. We provide this via our named staff for young people who are looked after or who are leaving care during their time with us. We will check in with them regularly, and let them know that there is a staff member available to them at all times. We work with carers and foster parents to help make sure that these young people can use their time at college to develop their independence skills and prepare for further study, work or university. Please call (01642) 865400 and ask for Paula Kelly (Lead Youth Worker for Looked-afterchildren) or Lorna McLean (Lead Manager for Looked-after-children).

STUDENT LIFE WHAT ELSE IS ON OFFER?


We are committed to providing the support that meets individual needs and there is a full range of opportunities to enhance extra-curricular and social time which will help to develop/broaden skills and enjoyment of college life. These activities give a real chance to add valuable experience to job applications and some of them lead to an extra qualication or college certicate.

WE WANT TO WORK WITH PARENTS TO ENSURE THAT THE STUDENTS GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

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ART AND DESIGN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION INTERACTIVE MEDIA CREATIVE COMPUTER GAMES DESIGN DANCE DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES FILM STUDIES MEDIA STUDIES MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (PRODUCTION)

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ART AND DESIGN

THE COuRSE A Level Art and Design is an exciting and challenging course that encourages creativity, imagination, and the development of skills and ideas. This is an extremely rewarding course. You will have the opportunity to visit national and international art galleries and universities to obtain first-hand research of the work of others. You will then explore the secrets of photography using our state-of-the art studio and equipment. You will be taught how to develop your ideas using a growing understanding of the formal elements and experiment with a wide variety of materials via exciting discovery workshops which will then culminate in the realisation of your final piece of artwork. This work will be showcased in a largescale public exhibition. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS It is preferred that you have studied GCSE Art and gained a grade B or above, but you can apply on the strength of a portfolio and or sketchbook that indicates potential. PROGRESSIOn This qualification can lead to a wide range of satisfying and exciting careers, including fine art and art journalism, architecture, stage and set design, fashion design and fashion journalism, film, animation, book and magazine illustration, graphic design the list continues. Art students have a legacy of promoting and selling their artwork and merchandise.

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CREATIVE MEDIA ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING PART OF ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND FASTEST GROWING SECTORS OF THE CREATIVE MEDIA INDUSTRY? SET TO BE BIGGER THAN HOLLYWOOD, THE GAMING INDUSTRY HAS SEEN HUGE GROWTH OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS WITH COMPUTER GAME SALES AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. WITH INCREDIBLE ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVE POSSIBILITIES, THE GAMES INDUSTRY OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF INTERESTING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES.

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CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2


THE COuRSE Are you interested in working in television, lm, photography, animation, journalism, graphic design, computer games or web design? This exciting new course will give you a solid understanding of the media industries. You will develop your academic and practical, work-related skills and you learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will also develop practical skills to get you ahead in the industry using cutting-edge technology and industry-standard media production software. Your learning will include: research for creative media production media audiences and products animation techniques web authoring digital graphics. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS An interest in working in the media industry, minimum of four GCSEs grade D or above or Introductory Level qualification. PROGRESSIOn BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Film and Television, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computer Games Design or employment in the creative media industry. COuRSE DuRATIOn 1 year

INTERACTIVE MEDIA BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3


THE COuRSE This course provides students with a choice of exciting new pathways in animation, web, concept art and digital design. This is a practical, work-related course and you learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will develop your creative skills in digital interactive media and conceptual design. You will learn through both practical and theoretical study how to produce interactive websites, 2D and 3D animations, concept art and graphic design using state-of-the-art hardware and software technology in our brand new purpose-built design studios. Your learning will include: research and pre-production techniques working to a brief digital graphics animation techniques 3D modelling concept art Flash for computer games web authoring.

CREATIVE COMPUTER GAMES DESIGN BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3


THE COuRSE This creative course aims to develop your skills in character design, conceptual art and visual design aspects of computer games. You will learn about how computer games are designed, developed and produced through both practical and theoretical study in our brand new purpose-built design studios. It is equivalent to three A Levels which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to go into higher education or employment. Your learning will include: research and pre-production techniques working to a brief in the creative media industries computer games platforms, technologies and design 3D modelling and animation (utilising motion capture technology) concept art Flash for computer games. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS BTEC Level 2 Diploma or Diploma in a related subject, or at least four GCSEs at grades A*C, or appropriate work experience.

EnTRy REquIREMEnTS BTEC Level 2 Diploma or Diploma in a related subject, or at least four GCSEs at grades A*C, or appropriate PROGRESSIOn work experience. BTEC Extended Diplomas are valued by universities and employers. PROGRESSIOn Students have gone on to study for BTEC Extended Diplomas are degrees, including: Computer Games valued by universities and employers. Design, Computer Games Character Students have gone on to study for Animation, Computer Games degrees, including: Graphic Arts, Environments and Level Design and Computer Character Animation, Web Games Concept Art and Illustration. Design, Concept Art, Creative Digital Media, Advertising and Publishing, COuRSE DuRATIOn Product Design and Illustration. 2 years COuRSE DuRATIOn 2 years

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DANCE

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES

You will study a range of different plays and will look at the ideas of There will be opportunities to perform at dramatists and directors and develop college events and to see professional your own informed responses to their companies and performances. Guest ideas and techniques. You will be dancers and choreographers will involved in practical drama and the be invited to give presentations development and application of these and workshops to students. ideas. If you have an interest in the practical aspects of drama, such as In the first year you will cover directing, design, costume and Understanding Dance and lighting, there will be opportunities Choreography and Performance. to develop your skills and ideas in Both are designed to get you dancing these areas. solo and with others. You will study professional works for meaning and In the first year you will develop a expression and practical coursework written response to live theatre will include physical, interpretative and explore set texts in depth. and performance skills. Your practical presentation will be an extract from a published play. In the second year you will study Rehearsal and performance work, Dance Appreciation and Group based on the study of an influential Choreography and Performance. director, designer or other practitioner, You will explore a chosen dance or the study of a theatre company genre and examine professional will influence your final practical works in social and historical performance and written portfolio. context. Your choreography skills will be developed further, creating In the second year you will study two a dance for others to perform and set texts, one pre-twentieth century creating a solo piece. play and one modern/contemporary play and carry out a practical EnTRy REquIREMEnTS performance of a devised piece GCSE Dance or an externally of drama based on a theatrical style accredited dance qualification at an of your choice which will form part of appropriate level may be acceptable your final portfolio. as an alternative to GCSE Dance. PROGRESSIOn As well as careers in dance or courses in higher education, dance can support applications across a wide range of creative courses and careers such as journalism, communications, media, and teaching.

THE COuRSE Dance is hugely popular for both male and female students who want to develop their own performance to a high level and to develop skills in choreography as well as learning about dance as an art form and a means to a healthy lifestyle.

THE COuRSE If you have a keen interest in all aspects of the world of drama (performance, theory and texts) and a commitment to hard work, this subject could be for you.

TRIPS AnD WORkSHOPS Throughout the year, various trips and workshops are organised. These are an essential part of the course. Last year, students worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, west-end theatre directors and actors and professional practitioners and attended performances at Theatre Royal, Newcastle, London and throughout the North East. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE Drama is strongly advised. GCSE English Literature and/or English Language are also an advantage. You dont need to have studied GCSE Drama, but you do need to be able to produce wellorganised essays and research tasks. PROGRESSIOn This course is suitable if you wish to study Theatre, Drama or English at university. Developed skills in creative communication is key to many occupations such as acting, teaching, journalism, speech therapy, drama therapy, advertising, marketing or arts administration, various theatrical or media professions and is a great support for success in university and job interviews. It is also useful for careers using face-to-face contact with others. Previous students have gone to acting schools in London, English Literature courses and teaching courses.

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FILM STUDIES

THE COuRSE This exciting course provides insight into the film industry as a business, as entertainment, and as an art form. It examines cinema as an institution responsible for producing and reflecting ideas about society and the individual. You will study many varied aspects of the film industry, including technology, production, distribution and exhibition. The course studies cinema as an institution, filmmaking, writing for film, critical approaches to British and World Cinema, critical approaches to Hollywood, with case studies on key films, leading actors and directors, with practical projects in scriptwriting and film making. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE English grade C or above is preferable. PROGRESSIOn This course will prepare you for a broad spectrum of media-related training and employment. You may also take this subject, to prepare you for many other academic disciplines and vocational work. Universities and employers alike will value the development of your critical abilities, research expertise, communication and writing skills. It is also essential if you want to go on to specialist film school to study practical film making and directing.

STUDY THE MANY ASPECTS OF THE FILM INDUSTRY, INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND EXHIBITION.

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MEDIA STUDIES

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (PRODUCTION)

THE COuRSE This exciting course provides an examination of the power of the media and its influence in our lives. It maintains a strong academic analysis of the media and also teaches you how to make film and television programmes allowing you to undertake practical coursework on a range of professional television equipment. We have had some outstanding ex-student successes including Oscar nominations and Royal Television Society nominations. Could you be the next?

THE COuRSE Taught by a professional sound engineer, this course is for students interested in the recording and production of sound. A wide range of genre and styles are covered and the course aims to develop skills in using technical equipment and to broaden students appreciation of the process of recording and possible career options.

Over two years, this exciting course will cover many aspects of the recording and sound industry. You will examine traditional sound recording techniques We study production, institutions and and how to record all manner of regulation of the media, the analysis instruments and sounds, as well as of audience, genre, representation improving your listening skills. You and narrative, within television, film will be required to record musicians, and the press. There are also practical bands and soloists for assessment projects in television, advertising, and in doing so you will develop radio, and print. further your own skills as an engineer and as a producer. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE English grade C or above The course is taught by a practising is preferable. industry professional in an industrystandard facility. There are also PROGRESSIOn opportunities you to work on The range of theoretical experiences commercial projects outside of within the course will prepare you the course to enhance their future for a broad spectrum of media employability. related training and employment. It will also prepare you for many other EnTRy REquIREMEnTS academic disciplines and vocational GCSE Music and I.T. are helpful work. The development of your but not essential. critical abilities, research expertise, communication skills and writing PROGRESSIOn abilities will be valued by universities This course offers a range of and employers alike. experiences that will prepare you for a broad range of further training and employment which could be studio work, web/games music, composing, film scoring, arts and events management or teaching.

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THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS COMPETITIVE, LEARN THE SKILLS AND GET THE EDGE.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND EARLY YEARS

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ARE YOU CONSIDERING A CAREER WHERE YOU CAN HELP AND SUPPORT PEOPLE? HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE COULD BE FOR YOU.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND EARLY YEARS OCR LEVEL 3


THE COuRSE This exciting course is specifically designed for those who aspire to a career in health or social care, with the aim of developing your skills and understanding to become an effective professional. You will combine academic study with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in a placement setting. Undertaking a placement is a rewarding part of the course and has resulted in many of our recent students being offered employment opportunities. This is a full-time course and is the equivalent of three A Levels. You will gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care, such as: development through the life stages anatomy and physiology personal and professional development sociological perspectives psychological perspectives developing effective communication equality, diversity and rights health, safety and security.

THE COuRSE Are you considering a career where you can support individuals through your caring nature but you are not sure how this will help you in your future career? This may be the course for you. This course will benefit you whether you want to go into employment or attend university. You will develop research and presentation skills and will be able to direct your course work to reflect your future career choice and interests. There is an opportunity to get work experience which could include a week working with disabled adults. In the first year you will study two units which explore: 1. Promoting quality care and communications 2. Promoting good health In the second year you will study two units which explore: 1. Provision of health/social care and childrens services 2. Working in health and social care

EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE Health and Social Care is not EnTRy REquIREMEnTS required. GCSE Mathematics and BTEC Level 2 qualification in Health English Grade C or above are preferred. and Social Care or a related vocational area at Distinction Level. Five GCSEs PROGRESSIOn at grade A*C including English, You will develop skills that will enable Mathematics and Science. you to make an effective contribution to the health and social care sector PROGRESSIOn and prepare you for a wide range You can progress to university for of jobs, for example, teaching, further study or gain employment nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy in a health and social care setting. and social work. There are also many Many students who have successfully specialist courses which you follow completed this course have gone to at degree level. university to train as nurses, midwives and social care workers. COuRSE DuRATIOn 2 years

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CRITICAL THINKING ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENGLISH LITERATURE FRENCH GERMAN GEOGRAPHY HISTORY LAW THEOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS (RE)

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CRITICAL THINKING

THE COuRSE Critical Thinking is a unique course. It is entirely based on developing and practising skills to do with understanding and presenting arguments and covers identifying reasons and conclusions, deciding the credibility of sources, presenting and evaluating arguments. You will be tested on your skills and understanding not on your ability to revise and remember a lot of facts and details. You have to think hard about what you read, say and write. Dont imagine that its about being critical. It isnt. In fact its about being constructive, and making out a good logical case. It will sharpen up your intellectual powers and give you confidence in the logic of your own opinions. Youll have more to say and contribute in discussions with friends and family and at future interviews! EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE English grade C or above is essential. PROGRESSIOn These skills will help with preparation for and succeeding at job and university interviews, within any career and with completing a higher education course successfully. Its an excellent addition to your study programme and can be combined with any subject.

SHARPEN UP YOUR INTELLECTUAL POWERS AND GAIN CONFIDENCE IN THE LOGIC OF YOUR OWN OPINIONS.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ENGLISH LITERATURE

FRENCH

THE COuRSE Language is dynamic. Its use develops and changes over time. We use it every day and for all kinds of purposes. Sometimes we take our skills for granted. However, in this course, you will be analysing the English language to discover how it works and what effects it can produce. Following a general introduction to the study of language using a wide variety of texts, you will focus on language in specific social contexts both written and spoken. You will take a systematic and analytical approach to language and study areas such as grammar and discourse structure. For your coursework, you will write original pieces for different audiences and purposes with commentaries explaining your choices and techniques.

THE COuRSE If you have an appetite for reading, writing and discussion this could be for you. You will get to know some works of literature very well including novels, poetry and plays covering a time period from 1600 to the present day. Each year we take some students to London to visit Shakespeares Globe Theatre, The British Library and the citys Theatre Land. The English department runs a Creative Writing Group; the group has had two collections of writing published professionally.

THE COuRSE Speaking a foreign language is a practical and useful skill. Acquiring that skill develops confidence and the ability to communicate. We have a native speaker language assistant who practises conversation with students in small groups. In addition, there is the opportunity to take part in an exchange with a school near Paris. In the first year you will learn French basic grammar from scratch as well as speak and read about topics such as youth culture, gender issues, education, future careers, travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, health issues etc. Lessons are mostly taught in French.

In the first year you will study set texts to make critical analysis and assessment of novels, poets and drama allowing you to experience the In the second year you will develop full range of genres and time periods. your translation, practical and comprehension skills through two The level of coursework in the second In the second year you will study a major topic area, environmental year requires you to produce a formal minimum six texts of differing styles issues and social and political issues. and analytical investigation of original and periods and build on the critical In addition to this you will be given language-based data and to write skills developed in AS. In addition, a choice of a range of modern a creative piece based on the you will broaden your knowledge and films/texts to study in class. investigation area. For the examined understanding by exploring other texts. unit, you will study the development EnTRy REquIREMEnTS of the English language over time EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE French to at least grade B and analyse how children (011 years) GCSE English and English Literature is strongly recommended. acquire language by examining their grade C or above are preferred. speech, reading and writing. PROGRESSIOn PROGRESSIOn Teacher, interpreter, translator, travel EnTRy REquIREMEnTS The skills of critical analysis and and tourism. French is a world GCSE English grade C or above. evaluation that you will acquire and language and the global markets develop in English Literature are offer a multitude of opportunities in PROGRESSIOn useful for a range of careers such fields such as international law and This course is suitable for students as law, teaching, journalism and international finance. wishing to study English or management. This subject will also Linguistics at university as well prepare you for higher education as related courses such as Media, courses such as Law, History, Politics Modern Foreign Languages and and Media. Politics and the myriad of careers associated with these specialisms.

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GERMAN

THE COuRSE Taught mainly by a native speaker, lessons are based on German language, culture and society with the opportunity to develop your own spoken and written language skills to a high level, enabling you to talk and write on virtually any topic, from personal relationships to nuclear energy. In the first year there is an emphasis on the techniques of language learning while in the second year you will learn more about German history and civilisation. Groups are small and friendly and you will have ample opportunity to speak German. In the first year you will learn German basic grammar from scratch as well as speak and read about key topics. Writing skills and listening comprehension are developed gradually. In the second year you will focus on environmental issues (including global warming, transport, energy, sustainability etc.) and social and political issues (including the role of media, racism, immigration, terrorism, globalisation). You will also develop translation and essay writing skills. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE German to at least grade B is strongly recommended. PROGRESSIOn Higher education for real language proficiency, which can then lead to commercial roles (finance for example) where the use of languages is required.

SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IS OBVIOUSLY A USEFUL SKILL IN ITSELF, BUT ACQUIRING THAT SKILL ALSO INCREASES CONFIDENCE.

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GEOGRAPHY

THE COuRSE Geography is the study of Earths diverse range of natural and human environments. The issues you will learn about include some of the most important challenges facing society today, including natural hazards, global development, population growth, depletion of resources and global climate change. The first year comprises two main themes: 1. Physical Environments: topics include tectonic processes and hazards, rivers and drainage basins and climate change. 2. Human Environments: topics include population and settlement change. The second year comprises taught practical and field-based activities. The main themes are glacial environments, development and sustainability. These issues are also investigated on the field trip to the French Alps. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS AS Geography is suitable for students who did not study the subject at GCSE. All students must have GCSE English and Mathematics grade C or above. PROGRESSIOn Geography A Level can lead to a wide range of career opportunities including, business, research, teaching, town planning, leisure and tourism and law or further specialism in Geography at higher education level.

LEARN ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT CHALLENGES FACING THE WORLD TODAY.

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HISTORY

LAW

THEOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS (RE)


THE COuRSE The study of RE is based on contemplation and analysis of some of the major ethical issues in our world today, together with traditional philosophical and religious approaches to these issues and other questions of huge importance to everyone. What is right, what is wrong and how do we know? What do words like good and bad really mean? Is there a God? What is God like? Do you have a soul? Why is there evil? How much freedom do we really have? Is there another world or is what we can see all there is? You will be introduced to ethical theories and ethical questions such as determinism, consider controversial topics such as euthanasia and abortion, and contemplate miracles and myth and moral language. If you enjoy thinking, can argue your point of view, but also see and respect the views of others, RE will present an interesting, enjoyable (and at times a mind-blowing!) challenge. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE English grade C or above is strongly advised. GCSE Religious Studies is helpful but not essential. PROGRESSIOn RE trains you to think and is good preparation for any degree in Humanities or, in view of its ethical content, Medicine, Law or the Sciences. It also, naturally, provides a basis for Religious Studies, Theology or Philosophy at higher education level.

THE COuRSE History at SRC Bede Sixth Form is more than simply the study of past events;we ask you to challenge interpretations of the recent past and help you to understand how those that came before us make us as we are today.

In recent years, history students have been able to make visits to Westminster Parliament, Auschwitz and Washington D.C. Many participate in debating groups and mock bar trials The first year will see you develop which greatly improves their historical knowledge and understanding of skills as well as their confidence. the legal system, its operation and performance, with analysis of how History combines well with a number laws are made and developed and of subjects, in particular Government the roles of key personnel at the and Politics. heart of our legal system. You will also discover the basic concepts EnTRy REquIREMEnTS of criminal law and contract law. GCSE English grade C or above is strongly advised. GCSE History During the second year you will is not essential. develop an in-depth knowledge of criminal law including murder, PROGRESSIOn manslaughter, non-fatal offence, Studying history will prepare you offences against property and the well for a wide variety of careers such different defences that may be as law, management, administration, raised. You will also investigate law journalism and TV and teaching. in relation to morals, justice and the A significant number of our students balance of conflicting rights. go on to study History or related EnTRy REquIREMEnTS disciplines at university. No previous law experience is required but GCSE English Language grade C or above is strongly advised. PROGRESSIOn Higher education for qualification to enter the legal profession. This qualification can also help with entry many other careers and higher education courses.

THE COuRSE If you feel strongly about concepts like justice and equality then law could be very rewarding for you. You might see yourself as a barrister or a solicitor or you might want to choose law because it is a fascinating course which will help you develop skills such as analysis and problemsolving. Whatever your vision, an A Level in Law is a valuable first step in achieving your ambition.

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SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE SPORT SPORT (PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE) PHYSICAL EDUCATION

SPOR TS

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SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

SPORT BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

SPORT (PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3


THE COuRSE You will focus on performance within a range of sports, and choose an area of specialism, participating in both theory and practical sessions. You may be involved in coaching, fitness instruction and fitness testing. This course is equivalent to studying three A Levels. Your learning will include: principles of anatomy and physiology fitness testing for sport and exercise sports nutrition psychology and analysis of for sports performance technical and tactical skills in sport the physiology of fitness instructing physical activity/exercise sports injuries/massage. You will also develop your skills in communication, application of number, I.T. and improving own learning and performance. There is also the opportunity to gain further qualifications in first aid, coaching awards, fitness Instructing and CSLA. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS A minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or an appropriate Level 2 qualification. PROGRESSIOn On completion of this course you will be able to progress to higher education on a Level 4 programme or enter the leisure, sport and coaching industry with opportunities from sports coach to leisure assistant or outdoor activities instructor for example.

THE COuRSE This programme gives you an insight into the sport, health and fitness industry. You will develop your understanding of how the body works, investigate various aspects of practical sport, and participate in a varied range of sporting and fitness activities which may also include outdoor adventurous activities. Your learning will include: how the body works taking part in exercise and fitness working in sport and active leisure assisting a leader of sports and active leisure activities to plan and deliver an activity planning your own fitness programme job opportunities in sport and active leisure sport and active leisure group project physical activities for children. You will also undertake learning which will support your preparation for work or further learning and your life as a whole. You may also wish to participate in recreational or competitive sport as part of the colleges enrichment programme and study first aid and attend outdoor activity residentials. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS Four GCSE passes at grade EG including English and Mathematics. You must also have a keen interest in participating in sport and fitness activities. PROGRESSIOn BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport DuRATIOn 1 year

THE COuRSE You will develop your understanding of various aspects of sport, including tness testing and training, sports coaching, organising events and your knowledge of the human body. You will take part in a varied programme of activities which may also include outdoor activities. The programme is equivalent to four GCSEs grade A*E. Your learning will include: tness testing and training practical sport anatomy and physiology for sport development of personal tness effects of exercise on the body systems planning and leading sports activities nutrition for sports performance outdoor adventurous activities. You will also develop your communication, application of number, I.T. skills and skills in improving your own learning and performance. You may also have the opportunity to study rst aid, coaching awards or the Community Sports Leader Award. You may wish to participate in recreational or competitive sport as part of the colleges enrichment programme, as well as having the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities residentials, for example, the Mountain Centre in Scotland. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS Four GCSE passes at grade D or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. An interest in sport and exercise is essential.

PROGRESSIOn On completion of this course you will be able to progress to further DuRATIOn education on a Level 3 programme or enter the leisure and sport industry. 2 years DuRATIOn 1 year

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

THE COuRSE Sport has assumed tremendous importance in society. Played at individual, local, regional, national and international levels, whether professional or amateur, performance in sport matters. If you would like to find out what influences good or poor performance in physical activity, this course could be for you.

EnTRy REquIREMEnTS You do not need to have studied GCSE Physical Education, but if you have you will find many of the ideas and concepts that you have already learned expanded on in this syllabus. A good background in science is preferable.

PROGRESSIOn This qualification is accepted by You will enhance your knowledge and all universities for entry onto Sports understanding of influencing factors Science, Physical Education, Sports on performance and participation in and Leisure Management courses sport and physical activity, experience and other less related subjects. You and develop an interest in roles such might eventually pursue a career as performer, official and leader/ in teaching, physiotherapy, sports coach, focus on at least one physical coaching, or leisure management. activity throughout the course and evaluate contemporary developments in sport, such as the impact of new technology and sport-specific rehabilitation. In the first year you will learn about the anatomical, physical and psychological influences on performance. You will study the social, historical and cultural background to sport and physical activity, and you will be assessed on your active participation in a sport which could be individual, a team sport or outdoor pursuit. In the second year you will build on the AS, revisiting the main topic areas, looking at new aspects of each and exploring them in greater depth.

SPORT HAS TREMENDOUS IMPORTANCE IN SOCIETY. WHETHER PROFESSIONAL OR AMATEUR IT MATTERS.

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BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY COMPUTING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) GEOLOGY MATHEMATICS FURTHER MATHEMATICS PHYSICS PSYCHOLOGY

SCIENCES

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BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

THE COuRSE Biology is a broad subject and is at the forefront of 21st century science as biologists continue to unlock the secrets of life at an astounding pace. You will gain a solid foundation in diverse fields such as biochemistry, ecology and anatomy. You will be immersed in cutting-edge developments in genetics, molecular biology, physiology and biodiversity. If youre willing to work hard, and youre keen to experience dynamic lessons with an astonishing variety of learning methods (and a good dose of fun!) then biology at Bede is for you. Our students are overwhelmingly positive about their experience of this subject. In the first year you will study biological molecules, enzymes, cell ultrastructure, mitosis, gas exchange, plant biology, heart and circulation, biodiversity, classification, evolution and adaptations to the environment. In the second year you will study ecosystems, populations, excretion, biotechnology, genetics, gene technology, animal physiology, respiration, photosynthesis, communication and behaviour.

THE COuRSE This is a traditional chemistry course, updated to respond to modern developments in chemistry and the impact of chemistry on modern society and resources. You are guaranteed varied and lively lessons with in-depth support and exam preparation throughout the course. Key concepts from GCSE will be studied in more detail, developing an understanding of how chemicals behave and why. Wherever possible, practical work will be used to enhance students work. Topics studied will include atomic structure, bonding, the periodic table, energy changes, equilibrium as well as a variety of organic compounds including alcohols. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE Additional Science higher level or Chemistry higher level grade B or above are anticipated. Please contact us if you have any other science qualifications. A minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade B, plus GCSE English grade C are strongly advised.

PROGRESSIOn The skills and knowledge gained by studying chemistry provide an EnTRy REquIREMEnTS excellent foundation for a huge variety GCSE Additional Science higher of careers, for example, medicine, level or Biology higher level dentistry, veterinary, physiotherapy, grade B or above are required. pharmacy, research, many industrial GCSE Mathematics and English opportunities, forensics, engineering, grade C or above are strongly advised. and agriculture. PROGRESSIOn The department has won numerous regional, national and international awards. These include awards for science communication, excellent student achievement, outstanding e-Learning, best interdisciplinary teaching, best lessons, and excellent contribution to further education. Not all chemists wear white coats, alternative careers include law, accountancy, armed forces, stock broking, marketing and many more!

IF YOURE WILLING TO WORK HARD, AND YOURE KEEN TO EXPERIENCE DYNAMIC LESSONS WITH A GOOD DOSE OF FUN, THEN SCIENCE AT SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM IS FOR YOU.

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COMPUTING

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)


THE COuRSE You can probably use ICT to produce a letter, set up a Christmas card list or catalogue your CD collection, but these practical skills are just the start! If you enjoy solving problems and have a willingness to try out new ideas, then read on. In the first year you will see a broad introduction to ICT that looks at how data is collected and turned into information, then stored and shared, used or misused and kept secure. We study how ICT is used in a range of applications, along with the ethical and moral decisions facing those working with ICT. The practical work covers both using spreadsheets to model situations, and using different types of software to present information, both on paper and on screen. In the second year you will study the management of information and networks, and how organisations set ICT policies and manage the development of software. The project involves designing and implementing a database application for an external user. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS The course does not assume any formal ICT knowledge, but GCSE ICT is helpful. Being able to use spreadsheets, word processors and presentation packages is useful. PROGRESSIOn This course provides you with a solid foundation if you wish to go on to study Business Computing, Informatics and other ICT related degrees at university. ICT skills are a central component to many careers, including self-employment and to life in general!

THE COuRSE No one can disagree that computers have changed the world in which we live. Most of us use computers every day but few know how they really work, or more importantly how to make them work. This course is aimed at students wanting to develop a solid understanding of computing; how they work at a low level and how to develop software to drive them. Computing involves an introduction to programme writing and the skills needed to break down tasks into logical steps. It requires a flexible approach, lateral thinking and a willingness to try out new ideas and find solutions to problems. In the first year you will study computer hardware, how data is stored, networks, programming and how using computers affects society. In the second year the topics in AS Computing are extended and developed to include the concepts of databases, operating systems and how information is represented within a computer system. Students must design and develop their own application for a specic user. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS The course does not assume any previous knowledge of ICT or computing although GCSE Mathematics, English and ICT grade C or above is preferable. PROGRESSIOn This course provides you with a solid foundation if you wish to go on to study Computing or a related degree at university. You might consider becoming a hardware designer/ engineer, systems analyst, programmer, games developer or teacher.

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GEOLOGY

THE COuRSE Geology is the science of Earths origin, structure, composition and history. You will study the formation and identification of minerals, rocks and fossils; events past and present; the processes that have created the present pattern of continents and oceans; aspects of engineering and environmental geology. Fieldwork is an essential part of the course and you will have the opportunity to visit the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire coastline and the French Alps. In the first year you will study four themes: the rock cycle, global tectonics, geological structures and environmental geology. In the second year you will study six themes and cover subjects such as the rock formation processes, the response of rocks to the forces generated during continental collisions, the fossilised remains of extinct animal groups, the evidence of catastrophic mass extinction events and the evidence and cause of climate change throughout geological time. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS No experience of geology is necessary, although GCSE Mathematics and Science grade C is essential. PROGRESSIOn Students with degrees in Geological Science can follow careers in civil engineering, mining, oil exploration, environment assessment, surveying and teaching. Geology graduates possess a wide range of communication, I.T. and numerical skills and are highly valued by employers in many other occupations.

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MATHEMATICS

FURTHER MATHEMATICS

PHYSICS

THE COuRSE If you enjoy the problem solving and algebra involved in your GCSE Mathematics course then studying this subject at A Level or higher could be a realistic option for you. You may also choose Mathematics to support other subjects, to move on to a chosen career or a higher education course. Mathematics is a highly respected subject; employers are impressed when students have succeeded in this subject at AS or A Level. It is a subject taken alongside sciences, social sciences and art subjects and is favoured at the top universities. It provides a different way of thinking to other subjects and students who have natural ability in mathematics like the contrast it has with essaybased subjects. In the first year, core units cover algebra, coordinate geometry, calculus, sequences, series, trigonometry and functions (mathematics and applied mathematics). In the second year, core units continue with AS topics and also cover numerical methods and vectors (mathematics and applied mathematics). EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE Mathematics grade B or above is anticipated, plus an enthusiasm for mathematics, a competence with algebra and the perseverance and determination to succeed. PROGRESSIOn Mathematics is an impressive qualication for an employer. Students who choose to study Mathematics go on to diverse careers and higher education courses. Degree courses include Natural Sciences, Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering, Business, Economics and Biological Sciences.

THE COuRSE If you are passionate about mathematics and already think you want to study Mathematics, Physics or Engineering at university, you may want to consider taking AS in Further Mathematics. This is taken alongside AS Mathematics. Our students are very bright, highly motivated and competitive who often aspire to progress to the top universities in the country. We also attract those who have a high ability in mathematics but have been less successful with other academic subjects however.

THE COuRSE This course reflects physics as it is practised and used today. You will learn about the most significant aspects of modern physics, much of it studied in real-world contexts. ILT is used extensively, and you will use a course CD-ROM with interactive packages. In the first year you will study digital imaging, signalling and sensing through applications such as medicine and human perception. Other topics include selecting materials for a particular job, the study of wave and quantum behaviour, the methods and problems encountered in modelling space and time and motion.

In the rst year, Further Pure 1 unit has some overlap with the core units in Mathematics, extending them further. It also covers complex numbers, The second year builds on AS Level matrices and rational functions. learning you will explore computer modelling, how the solar system works In the second year, Further Pure and the reasons for supposing we live units include vectors, matrices, linear in an expanding universe. You will also transformation, differential equations, study matter under extreme conditions, polar coordinates, limits and extension plasmas and biological materials, of previous topics from AS. how pure random behaviour gives predictions and how to see inside Applied units are as for Mathematics. atoms and the nucleus. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE Mathematics grade A or A* is required. Some students opt into AS Further Mathematics after successfully completing AS Mathematics. PROGRESSIOn Further Mathematics is looked on favourably by the top universities. Students who choose to study Further Mathematics go on to diverse careers and higher education courses. Degree courses include Natural Sciences, Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering, Business and Biological Sciences. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE Additional Science higher level or Physics higher level grade B or above (additional applied science is not accepted). Other Science qualifications can be discussed. GCSE Mathematics grade B, plus GCSE English grade C are strongly advised. PROGRESSIOn Physics is essential for careers in aerospace, biophysics, astronomy, electronics, energy technology, medical physics, particle physics, nuclear physics, engineering and geophysics and many non-scientific careers including law, design, the armed forces, banking, accountancy and the Civil Service.

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THE COuRSE Psychology is an exciting, dynamic, and constantly evolving science which investigates mental processes, brain functioning and human behaviour. You will learn how psychologists conduct research and conduct your own. You will gain broad knowledge of the theories, explanations and practical applications of psychology, from the study of social interactions to the treatment of severe psychotic disorders and also undertake statistics and biology-based work. Last year, a group of students attended a mental health conference in Heidelberg with presentations from world leading experts in mood disorders and schizophrenia. Over the two years you will explore answers to complex questions at both AS and A2: How does the brain influence behaviour? Can experiments capture genuine behaviour? Why do we act in a masculine/feminine manner? Why do people obey? Why do we forget information? Why do we develop phobias/OCD? In the second year you will study; how do children develop intellectually? Why do people become addicted to heroin? Are drugs effective? How are statistics used to analyse data? Do humans possess 'free will'? EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE Mathematics and English grade C is strongly recommended. PROGRESSIOn Psychology is useful for clinical, educational and forensic psychology three highly specialised careers. It is useful for medicine, nursing, social work and teaching. In addition, it is an excellent foundation from which to pursue a career in scientific research.

WARNING! FASCINATING THOUGH PSYCHOLOGY AT SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM IS, YOU WONT BE ABLE TO PSYCHOANALYSE YOUR FRIENDS JUST YET.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

BUSINESS STUDIES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS SOCIOLOGY

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BUSINESS STUDIES

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

SOCIOLOGY

THE COuRSE Business organisations play an important role in your life. Every day we all interact with businesses, use their products and make decisions as consumers of their services. The business studies course looks at what makes a successful business and the elements it needs to develop and grow. You will use real examples and investigate real businesses in order to understand the key factors for success. In the rst year you will explore the aims and objectives of business and the factors that inuence decisions together with business operation, behaviour within markets and external inuencing factors affecting performance. Business evaluation and performance for survival and improvement is studied in year two. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE Business Studies is not required. GCSE Mathematics and English are strongly advised. PROGRESSIOn Whatever you do, voluntary or paid, public or private sector, profit or non-profit making, you will be working in a type of business organisation! An understanding of business principles is useful in any chosen career. Over half our business students choose to continue to study business at university, and many others pursue careers in business and management.

THE COuRSE Few subjects are as central to our everyday lives as politics. It is about people and power who gets it and how they use it. Politics focuses on studying the real world and understanding it better. Politics combines well with all subjects especially history and law. In the first year you will learn about issues at the heart of the democratic process such as elections, influences on voting, pressure groups and political parties. You will also study Parliament, the PM and Cabinet, and Government at different levels local, regional and in the EU. In the second year you will focus on the politics of the United States of America and learn about the President, Congress, the Supreme Court, US parties and elections, etc. In recent years, Politics students have made visits to Parliament, the EU Parliament in Brussels and Washington DC. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS GCSE English grade C or above is strongly advised. No previous knowledge of politics is needed for the course, but you do need an interest. PROGRESSIOn Studying Government and Politics will develop your abilities in lots of ways and prepare you for career opportunities in business, management, administration, local government, law, journalism and TV, teaching, the Civil Service, and financial services.

THE COuRSE If you are interested in people in groups which creates society, this course could be for you. For example, politicians talk about the importance of the family, but what is really happening to the family and how do we define it? Why are certain groups represented in a particular way in the media? In the first year you will explore a number of subjects and develop sociological knowledge in socialisation, culture and identity, leading to an understanding in socialisation, culture and identity in the context of sociological research. You will select one of four topics to study in further depth: family, health, religion or youth. In the second year you will study Power and Control including crime and deviance, education, mass media, power and politics and Exploring social inequality and difference including social inequality and difference in the context of sociological research. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS No previous experience of sociology is required, but you should enjoy reading, be able to produce good written work, and have an enquiring mind. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C or above are strongly advised. PROGRESSIOn Teaching, law, social work, health service, probation service, sales, Civil Service, local government, business and human resources.

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EXTENDED PROJECT GENERAL STUDIES

ADDITIONAL COURSES

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GENERAL STUDIES

THE COuRSE The Extended Project is primarily a tutored course, with one-to-one tutor contact following a number of introductory sessions to guide your choice, develop your approach and discuss research techniques. It gives you the chance to study a topic of your choice in-depth whilst acquiring the skills considered essential by universities and many employers. Completing it will provide essential skills to support coursework and is a foundation for the higher research skills vital in higher education and employment. You can study topics from the meaning of life and the universe to the lifecycle of microbes its your choice! The project is A Level standard and worth half an A Level for UCAS entry points There is no examination. Assessment is based on the product at the end of the research and a mandatory presentation. The product can be in a variety of forms. The product can be an artefact an exhibition or a performance or a 5,000 word essay or report. Indeed most things that have academic credibility and are relevant to the choice of topic. If you choose to produce in a nonwritten form you must supplement your result with 1,000 words to explain the product. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS This is open to all students with GCSE English C or above

THE COuRSE General Studies is your chance to test your skills in a body of content which is not specifically related to any particular subject area. The skills you develop are valued by some universities and employers and can be transferable into your main courses of study. The AS and A2 courses are both delivered as short courses and our record of success is excellent and course content is based on culture and society and science and society. EnTRy REquIREMEnTS Good general GCSE achievement. Students are entered once enrolled at the college on the basis of interest and ability. PROGRESSIOn General Studies is valued by some universities and some are prepared to consider it as part of an offer for entry. Succeeding in this course shows that you are interested in the outside world, have a level of maturity and can use and apply assessment and critical skills.

THESE COURSES GIVE YOU THE CHANCE TO GAIN IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT A PARTICULAR SUBJECT OR BROADEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON A RANGE OF SUBJECTS.

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