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Prospectus 2014

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Welcome Join Our Outstanding Sixth Form How To Apply Course Summary Entry Requirements Specific Entry Requirements Course Values AS / A2 Level Courses Level 3 Diploma Courses Facilities Specialist Support Think Futures - Careers More Able and Aspirational Bursary and Financial Support Progression Module Extended Project Qualification Personal Enrichment Futures Created - Chloe Brown Student Voice Case Studies How To Find Us

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Welcome.

100% A Level Pass Rate 2013 58% A*-B Summer 2013


82% of students achieved 5 good GCSEs including Maths and English in Year 11 summer 2013.

Welcome to The Mireld Free Grammar Sixth Form where we aim to provide you with the support and opportunities you need to succeed. The Mireld Free Grammar and Sixth Form was graded as an outstanding school, with an outstanding sixth form by Ofsted in May 2012. This recognises our very distinctive ethos in developing our students as individuals, leaders and life-long learners. Our students stand out in the crowd because of the unique opportunities we offer them to take responsibility and lead others, many of which are not available in a 16-19 college environment. Sixth Form at The Mireld Free Grammar is an exciting next step from Year 11 and offers you an excellent option close to home. We are large enough to offer a wide variety of courses, but small enough to offer a very supportive environment where you will be challenged to meet and exceed your potential. Our aims are to develop you individually and carefully tailor your courses to ensure you achieve your preferred place

at university or in employment. The Mireld Free Grammar is an Outstanding Academy, where our facilities are rst class and our staff specialise in providing excellent post16 opportunities for all students. We welcome the majority of our Year 11 students into our Sixth Form each year and we are also delighted to welcome many more students from all of our local schools. Our own Year 11 students achieve outstanding academic success in our main school, and choose us because they know they will continue to be encouraged to excel in the Sixth Form. Students who join us from other schools are attracted by our unique ethos which creates a supportive but very challenging environment in which they grow and develop. If you are one of the growing number of students who is attracted to our vibrant Sixth Form, why not join us with your parent / carer at our Open Evening on Thursday 5th December 2013 or arrange a visit?

Join Our Outstanding Sixth Form.

The achievement of all our students was recognised

We will take time to ensure that you access the most suitable course, so that you are able to achieve the highest academic standards you can.
Our highly qualied teachers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects. We offer excellent progression to university, employment or apprenticeships. We have outstanding, specialist Sixth Form facilities with a state of the art building which is available exclusively for Sixth Form students. We are large enough to offer a wide variety of courses to suit all students needs, interests and abilities, but small enough to offer one-to-one support where it is needed in a very welcoming environment.

You will have a personal tutor who will be your academic mentor.
You will benet from the additional support and guidance from a specialist team. You will have access to a wide range of personal enrichment opportunities, from work experience to nationally accredited qualications. Your voice will be valued and you will be an important part of how we develop our Sixth Form community. You will be given outstanding opportunities to take responsibility and develop your leadership skills in a range of situations, such as with other students, adults and lower-school children and within the community.

Our aims at The Mireld Free Grammar Sixth Form are:


To develop individual excellence in relation to the potential of each student. To offer and deliver the best, most appropriate learning packages for each individual student. To foster a community spirit within the Sixth Form, the school and the wider area. To provide students with the opportunities to stand out in the crowd and be condent inspiring future leaders.

How To apply.

by Ofsted as Outstanding for the past 8 years.

Applications
To apply to The Mireld Free Grammar Sixth Form, please complete an application form. You will nd an application form in this prospectus or by going to www.themfg.co.uk and following the link. Completed applications must be returned to us by Friday, 21st February 2014. If you attend The MFG already, please hand your completed application to the Sixth Form Ofce via the Main School Reception. If you attend another school in Kirklees, please hand your completed form to your careers teacher or Head of Year 11. Online applications through UCAS Progress form will also be accepted. If you attend a school outside Kirklees please send your completed application form to: Sixth Form Admissions The Mireld Free Grammar and Sixth Form Kitson Hill Road Mireld WF14 9EZ Our Sixth Form team will visit your school before the closing date for applications to give you more information about the courses we offer. You and your parents will also be invited to attend our open evening.

One-to-One Meeting
When we receive your application, you will be invited to a meeting which will be held at your school or at The Mireld Free Grammar. The meeting is an opportunity to discuss your course choices in detail and to make sure the courses you choose will be the best t for you. We need to have as much detail as possible about you during the meeting to help us make the best choices with you. Careful consideration is given to your choices and ability to ensure sucess. If you meet the entry requirements of the course, and there is a course available, you will be offered a conditional place at The Mireld Free Grammar Sixth Form at the end of the meeting. Where particular courses are heavily over-subscribed, the places will be offered to those applicants who have the better performance predicted at GCSE for their subject specic requirements.

Enrolment will take place on:


Friday 22nd August 2014 If you would like to know more about courses or admissions please contact Sixth Form Admissions directly: Tel: (01924) 483666 Email: sixthform@themfg.co.uk

Open Evening:
Thursday 5th December 2013

Course Summary.
33 A Level courses which can be combined to suit your needs and future aspirations.

We expect to offer the following subjects next year, subject to stafng and student demand:
Level 3 AS/A2 Level - Art and Design - Biology - Business Studies - Chemistry - English Language - English Language and Literature - English Literature - French (AS) - Geography - Health and Social Care (Applied Double Award) - History - ICT - Law - Leisure (Applied Single Award) - Mathematics - Media - Philosophy and Ethics - Physics - Psychology - Science (Applied Single Award) - Sociology - Theatre Studies

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Single Award)


- BTEC Business - BTEC Child Care - BTEC Fashion and Clothing - BTEC ICT - BTEC Sport - BTEC Media

Level 3 BTEC Diploma (Double Award)


- BTEC 3D Design - BTEC Fashion and Clothing - BTEC ICT - BTEC Sport

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (Triple Award)


- BTEC 3D Design All courses are subject to minimum and maximum class sizes to be viable (including AS and A2).

Entry Requirements.
We pride ourselves on taking great care when placing you on courses in the Sixth Form.
Mr Fryer - Deputy Head of Sixth Form

Level 3 courses (Advanced Level AS/A2 courses or Applied AS/A2 courses or BTEC National courses)
Applicants are expected to have passed ve GCSEs at Grade C or above in a range of subjects, including English and Mathematics. In addition, a number of the Academys courses have subject specic entry requirements, details of which may be found on page 9 and on the Academys website. Advanced Level subjects have specic entry requirements, which are published in the following pages. Some A Level subjects require a minimum of a B grade. Please make sure you have read these before your meeting with us. We pride ourselves on taking great care when placing you on courses in the Sixth Form. The grades you achieve at the end of Year 11 give a very good indication of your potential for success on Sixth Form courses. We will discuss with you whether the subjects in which you have gained a grade C at GCSE level are appropriate for progression to the Advanced Level courses you have chosen. Please also take time to consider the specic entry requirements for our A Level courses.

Choosing courses
AS Level qualications are awarded at the end of the rst year and A Levels (A2) at the end of the second year. Level 3 BTEC National courses usually take two years to complete and are assessed by portfolio coursework and practical assignments. You may wish to combine A Levels with Applied A Levels and BTEC National courses. All of our Level 3 courses will help you to prepare for university, employment or apprenticeships. If you wish to proceed to university after your Level 3 courses, you must ensure that you pass GCSE English and Maths at a grade C or above. We offer 33 Level 3 Advanced Level courses of study which allows you to choose a course best suited to your needs. These courses take two years and lead to a place at university, further training, employment or apprenticeship.

Career Guidance The following career descriptions suggest career paths and higher educations courses that previous students have accessed. However, please note that entry requirements change annually and vary between institutions. Therefore please be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure you research thoroughly your desired career paths prior to enrolling onto our Level 3 courses.

Specific Entry Requirements.


Faculty and Courses Child Care
Applied AS/A2 Child Care C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language and C in GCSE Mathematics C in GCSE Art or Merit in BTEC Art C in GCSE Drama and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language

Additional Minimum Entry Requirements

Creative Arts
AS/A2 Level Art AS/A2 Level Theatre Studies

English and Media


AS/A2 Level Media AS/A2 Level English Language AS/A2 Level English Literature AS/A2 Level English Language and Literature C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language B in GCSE English Language and Literature C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language or English Literature C in GCSE RE/IS (Full/Short Course) and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language C in GCSE Geography and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language C in GCSE History and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language B in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language C in GCSE Mathematics C in GCSE English C in GCSE English B in GCSE Mathematics at Higher Tier B in GCSE Biology or GCSE Additional Science B in GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Additional Science B in GCSE Physics or GCSE Additional Science C in GCSE Additional Science or Merit in BTEC Science B in GCSE French and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language

Humanities
AS/A2 Level Philosophy and Ethics AS/A2 Level Geography AS/A2 Level History AS/A2 Level Law AS/A2 Level Sociology AS/A2 Level Psychology

ICT and Business


BTEC National Subsidiary Diplima and Diploma in ICT AS/A2 Level ICT AS/A2 Level Business

Mathematics and Science


AS/A2 Level Mathematics AS/A2 Level Biology AS/A2 Level Chemistry AS/A2 Level Physics Applied AS/AS Level Science

Modern Foreign Language


AS French

Note:
If you have passed GCSE Maths at a grade C or above but not English, you need at least a grade D in GCSE English to access our Level 3 courses. If you have passed English at a grade C or above but not Maths, you need at least a grade D in GCSE Maths.

Course Values.
Advanced Level 3 Courses Course (Level 3)
AS/A2* Applied AS/A2* BTEC Subsidiary Diploma BTEC Diploma BTEC Extended Diploma

Level 3 courses offer progression to:


Value after two years of study
1 A Level 1 A Level 1 A Level 2 A Level 3 A Level

Assessment
100% or at least two thirds by summer examination At least two thirds by coursework All by coursework All by coursework All by coursework

University (HE) Employment Training whilst in employment Apprenticeship

* Note: AS qualications can be obtained after one year

AS / A2 Level Courses.
Art and Design Biology Business Studies Chemistry English Language English Language and Literature English Literature French Geography Health and Social Care (Double Award) ICT History Leisure Law Mathematics and Further Maths Media Philosophy and Ethics Physics Psychology Science (Applied Single) Sociology Theatre Studies

Art and Design


About the course
The A Level Art course is ideal for those with a creative career in mind and who want to study related degrees at university. You will develop your skills and strengths in painting, drawing, print, textiles, ICT and sculpture. You will have the chance to discover and experiment with a wide range of media, explore art history and contemporary artists. You will also be able to make use of a well-equipped Sixth Form art studio which is specically dedicated to A Level Art students. You will be able to study in an environment conducive to study both during and outside your timetabled lessons.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment at AS Level Unit 1 is internally assessed through a coursework portfolio which is then externally moderated. Unit 2 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term, which is internally marked and externally moderated. Each unit is worth 25% of the marks. Assessment at A Level Unit 3 is an internally assessed and externally moderated, Unit 4 is an examination which will be internally marked and externally moderated. Each unit is worth 25% of the marks.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Coursework Portfolio Unit 2 - 5 Hours Terminal Exam A2: Unit 3 - Personalised Investigation (Including 1000 - 3000 words essay) Unit 4 - 15 hours Terminal Exam

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE Art or Merit in BTEC Art.

Is this course for me?


A passion for and interest in art is essential for success in this subject. Those students with a strong independent work ethos and dedication are the most suitable for this demanding but enjoyable course.

Where can it take me?


Students who have been successful in their A Level Art studies have gone on to complete courses at a Foundation Art College and then proceeded to study Art at degree level or have gone straight to appropriate degree courses. This course will be benecial to anyone who is wishing to study or pursue careers in the Art, Design or craft elds, including Fine Art, Architecture, Interior and Stage Design. Previous students have found that the course complements other courses such as Graphics, Textiles and Drama. 12

Biology
About the course
Biology is the study of life and living organisms, and is divided into many different fascinating specialised elds. The study of Biology at A Level is relevant and exciting. You will cover topics such as physiology, ecology and biotechnology, and explore cutting edge techniques such as DNA ngerprinting and genetic engineering. Furthermore, eld trips to the Lake District will provide you with real-life hands on experience of Biology in action. The AS course introduces you to key investigative and practical skills that are needed to study Biology. It will introduce you to key topics such as the digestive system and lung functions, heart process, DNA structure and replication. At A2, you will consolidate your investigative and practical skills, alongside exploring ecosystems, photosynthesis and respiration, as well as chemical and electrical co-ordination and gene mutations.

How will I be assessed?


All units are assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Units 1, 2, 4 and 5 are assessed by external examinations in June. Units 3 and 6 are practical skills assessments which are assessed internally. AS and A2 external examinations require skills in How Science Works and in writing extended responses to certain questions. In A2, Unit 5 students are required to write a synoptic essay worth 25 marks.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Biology and Disease Unit 2 - The Variety of Living Organisms Unit 3 - Investigative and Practical Skills A2: Unit 4 - Population and Environment Unit 5 - Control in Cells and Organisms Unit 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills

Additional minimum entry requirements:


B in GCSE Biology or GCSE Additional Science.

Is this course for me?


To be successful on this course you need to be an effective communicator, efcient team member and have an aptitude for scientic analysis. If you are motivated to push your knowledge of Biology and have a determined attitude towards independent study then you will succeed.

Where can it take me?


The study of Biology at A Level is suitable for anyone wishing to pursue a career in any biological or healthrelated eld. Previous students have gone on to study and establish careers in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Teaching, Forensic Science and Sports Science. 13

Business Studies
About the course
Business Studies is an exciting and dynamic subject that reects the ever-changing nature of the business world. You will learn how to become a successful entrepreneur, and will study a wide range of business concepts and theories, from human resources, nance and marketing to business strategy. All of these concepts will give you a winning edge in the employment market. The AS course aims to introduce you to the principles of business and how to set up a small enterpirse, including protecting ideas, researching the market and employing people. Furthermore, you will look at the issues faced by business owners such as using budgets, managing cash ow and human resource management. The A2 course aims to build upon this understanding, by focusing on the strategic management of larger organisations and exploring how businesses manage change.

How will I be assessed?


All AS and A2 units are assessed by external examination, in the summer term.

Additional minimum entry requirements: Course breakdown


AS: Unit 1 - Planning and Financing a Business Unit 2 - Managing a Business A2: Unit 3 - Strategies for Success Unit 4 - The Business Environment and Change C in GCSE English.

Is this course for me?


To be successful on this course you need to have a genuine interest in the business world and an innovative approach to business matters. The course is of use to anyone who is considering a career in any of the commercial business specialisms such as nance, sales and marketing, human resources and management.

Where can it take me?


Previous students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to pursue degrees in Business Management, Events Management, Human Resources Management, International Management and Marketing. Other popular choices include combined degree courses such as ICT and Business, and Law and Business. 14

Chemistry
About the course
Chemistry is the study of the chemical composition, properties and behaviour of all matter. Chemistry is a fundamental science that is essential for those who are wishing to study any medical related degree. By studying A Level Chemistry, you will discover that chemists are real innovators, designing solutions to the problems that affect modern life. The AS course will equip you with the practical skills that underpin the study of Chemistry and are essential to scientic investigation. Alongside this, you will explore the topics of atomic structure, bonding and alkanes, and energetics, kinetics and redox reactions. At A2, you will consolidate your investigative and practical skills in these areas as well as studying aromatic chemistry, nomenclature and isomerism, alongside thermodynamics, transition metals and periodicity.

How will I be assessed?


Units 3 and 6 will be moderated externally but internal through practical assessment. All other units assessed by external examination, in the summer term. These examinations are a mixture of structured and longer open answer questions.

Course breakdown
A2: Unit 1 - Foundation Chemistry Unit 2 - Chemistry in Action Unit 3 - Investigative and Practical Skills A2: Unit 4 - Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry Unit 5 - Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry Unit 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills

Additional minimum entry requirements:


B in GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Additional Science.

Is this course for me?


An A Level Chemistry qualication is useful for those wishing to pursue a career in chemistry and its specialised elds, engineering or health-related employment. You need to have a good grasp of mathematics as this forms an important part of the course.

Where can it take me?


Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Forensic Science, Environmental Science and Geology. A qualication in A Level Chemistry is essential for many of the careers that lead on from these subjects, such as Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Medicine and Biochemistry. 15

English Language
About the course
English Language is the study of texts that surround us each and every day, and the functions, purposes and hidden meanings of the language that we encounter. Studying English Language will ensure that you will never look at a piece of text in the same way again. You will be encouraged to pick apart texts and explore a range of linguistic issues, such as why men and women speak differently, why we abbreviate in text messages and how adverts are designed to persuade without you even realising it The AS course aims to provide you with a comprehensive and intensive understanding of linguistic concepts, and will introduce to a range of texts, from newspaper articles to political speeches, even recipes and fairytales. You will also have the chance to produce two of your own texts. At A2, you will consolidate your knowledge of the English language, by exploring how the uses and meanings of words have changed over time, and how we acquire language in the rst place. You will also complete your own investigation of language in an area of your choice.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment at AS Level Unit 1 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Unit 2 is assessed through coursework, which is internally marked and externally moderated. Assessment at A2 Level Unit 3 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Unit 4 is assessed through coursework, which is internally marked and externally moderated.

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


This course will be of interest to anyone who cant help but analyse everything they see, read or hear. It is about examining words and their meanings, and exploring how writers set out to inuence their readers through their choice of language. Excellent analytical skills are essential, as well effective communication skills. The course will also give you the opportunity to write creatively in a number of different genres, so accurate writing skills are a necessity.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Categorising Texts Unit 2 - Creating Texts A2: Unit 3 - Developing Language Unit 4 - Investigating Language

Where can it take me?


This course will develop both your skills as an analyst and a writer, and make you a more effective communicator, so you will gain access to a range of potential career paths. Previous students have gone on to study English and its related courses at degree level and have pursued careers in Journalism, Television Production and Education.

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English Language and Literature


About the course
The study of English Language and Literature is about reading modern, exciting texts and responding to them in original and creative ways. The texts you will study are often controversial, sometimes shocking and always provoke a discussion. You will study novels that will challenge how you see the world and theatrical plays, which will force you to question your idea of normality. The AS course introduces you to the key terms needed for both the study of language and of literature. You will study a novel and a play from both perspectives, taking the ideas, themes and issues you nd and writing about how they are approached, as well as attempting to achieve the same effects with your own writing. The A2 course builds upon these skills and encourages you to learn about how people speak, and explores why we dont always mean what we say, or say what we mean.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment at AS Level Both units are assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Assessment at A2 Level Unit 3 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term and Unit 4 is assessed internally through coursework that is then externally moderated.

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language or English Literature.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Integrated Analysis and Text Production Unit 2 - Analysing Speech and Its Representation A2: Unit 3 - Comparative Analysis and Text Adaptation Unit 4 - Comparative Analysis through Independent Study

Is this course for me?


This course will appeal to you if you like reading both ction and non-ction, and see writing as an opportunity to express your ideas. It is essential that you can respond both analytically and creatively to a text, and are effective at articulating your ideas. If you love reading and writing, then A Level Language and Literature is the course for you.

Where can it take me?


The study of English Language and Literature provides access to a huge range of career options. Previous students have pursued English studies at degree level and other related subjects such as History, Drama and Theatre Studies, Psychology and Media. Students who passed this qualication have gone on to careers in Teaching, Journalism and Media. 17

English Literature
About the course
Studying English Literature at A Level will introduce you to an incredible world of poetry, prose and drama. You will be given the opportunity to explore some of the most revered texts throughout history, as well as crucial and sometimes controversial contemporary writing. Literature students are always challenged to see beyond the words on the page, and to develop a critical appreciation of the writing they study. At AS, you will be introduced to the rigours of literary study, exploring the fascinating theme of Identity in a wide variety of texts, alongside considering the contexts in which the texts were produced. The A2 course will build upon these skills, continuing with a thematic study of Love Through the Ages across a variety of challenging and thought-provoking texts. In addition, there is a comparative coursework assignment which includes the study of one of Shakespeares most famous plays.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment at AS Level Unit 1 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Unit 2 is assessed through coursework that is internally marked and externally moderated. Assessment at A Level Unit 3 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term and Unit 4 is assessed through coursework that is internally marked and externally moderated.

Additional minimum entry requirements:


B in GCSE English Language and Literature.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Texts in Context Unit 2 - Creative Study A2: Unit 3 - Reading for Meaning Unit 4 - Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study

Is this course for me?


If you have a passion for reading all kinds of texts including plays, poetry and novels, enjoyed studying English Literature at GCSE and want to push your analytical skills further, then this is the course for you. Effective communication skills, independent study and dedication are essential for success in this course.

Where can it take me?


Studying English Literature is invaluable if you wish to pursue a career in Education, Journalism, the Media, Theatre, Publishing and Even Law. Previous students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study Literature at degree level and its related courses, such as English Language, as well as American Studies, Drama and Education. 18

French
About the course
A Level French will develop and build on the skills you have acquired at GCSE. The course provides an insight into French culture and society and will enhance employment prospects. It will open your mind to new ideas and ways of looking at the world as you enjoy literature, lm and music, increasing your problem-solving skills, memory and selfdiscipline. You will cover topics and challenges to support this language acquistion, such as media, popular culture, healthy living and family relationships. There will also be opportunities to work with our native-speaker language assistant and to participate in our classroom exchange with a school in France.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment at AS Level Unit 1 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term and Unit 2 is assessed through a 15 minutes speaking test. Assessment at A2 Level Unit 3 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term and Unit 4 is assessed through a 15 minutes speaking test.

Additional minimum entry requirements: Course breakdown


AS: Unit 1 - Listening, Reading and Writing Unit 2 - Speaking A2: Unit 3 - Listening, Reading and Writing Unit 4 - Speaking B in GCSE French and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


The study of French at A Level provides a highly useful foundation for further study at university. Most single honours courses involve a year studying in France or a French speaking country. To get the most out of the course, you need to possess a motivated attitude and the ability to study independently.

Where can it take me?


Most students of A Level French across the country have gone on to study the subject at university; there are also courses where you can take French in addition to another subject such as Law, Business or Politics. An A Level language increases your marketability and is very highly regarded by universities and employers; it can be used as a means of differentiating between candidates on over-subscribed courses. Career areas include Teaching, Translation and Interpreting, Editing, Travel and Tourism and the Foreign Service. 19

Geography
About the course
Geography is the study of the earths places, societies, environments and landscapes. This course explicitly engages with the relationship between human populations over space and time and the relationship they have with their physical environment on a variety of scales, from the local to the global. The AS course aims to introduce you to the importance and practicalities of eldwork, and includes a 3-days visit to Cranedale Field Study Centre near Malton, North Yorkshire. You will also cover topics such as population change. At A2 you will build upon your knowledge of eldwork and investigative skills, as well as exploring the topics of plate tectonics and world cities.

How will I be assessed?


All AS and A2 units are assessed by external examination, in the summer term.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - River, Flood and Management / Population Change / Cold Environments / Health Issues Unit 2 - Geographical Skills A2: Unit 3 - Plate Tectonics / Contemporary Conicts / World Cities Unit 4 - Geography Fieldwork Investigation

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE Geography and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


To be successful in your study of A Level Geography you need to have good communication and written skills, be able to work as part of a team, and demonstrate problem-solving and numeracy skills.

Where can it take me?


The A Level Geography course provides a suitable foundation for the study of Geography or related courses in higher education. Furthermore, it is suitable for those wishing to pursue geography-based careers and also careers in Business and the Social Sciences. Previous students have gone on to study Geography and its related courses at university, such as Planning, Environmental Science and Earth Science. 20

Health and Social Care (Double Award)


About the course
The A Level Health and Social Care vocational course is specically aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in any of the health services, social care or early years education. You will be awarded two A Levels on completion of the course. The course requires you to take part in a range of practical activities that will enhance your understanding of the health and social care services. Previous students have created health promotion campaigns aimed at Sixth Form students, designing and making a learning aids for children and working out a diet and tness programmes for an individual. It is also recommended that you complete a work placement during the course. Your teacher will provide you with more information about this. At AS, you will be introduced to the structure of Health and Social Care Services and the work done by services in Early Years Care and Education. The A2 course will build upon this understanding, enabling you to develop your research skills in health and social care, alongside exploring the areas of anatomy and physiology, mental health issues and many others.

How will I be assessed?


Units are assessed through a mixture of coursework and by external examination, in the summer term. Assessment at AS and A2 Level 60% of the units are assessed internally through coursework that is externally moderated. 40% of the units are assessed by external examination, in the summer term.

Entry requirements:
5 x A*-C GCSE Grades.

Is this course for me?


If you are wishing to pursue a career in any of the health services, social care or early years care and education, then this is the course for you. The course is also an ideal foundation for the study of related courses such as nursing, midwifery, and socialwork. Coursework makes up a substantial part of the qualication so it is essential that you are motivated to study independently and meet important deadlines.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Promoting Quality Care Unit 2 - Communication in Care Settings Unit 3 - Promoting Good Health Unit 4 - Health and Safety in Care Environments Unit 6 - Working in Early Years, Care and Education Unit 7 - Health as a Lifestyle Choice A2: Unit 10 - Care and Practice Provision Unit 12 - Anatomy and Physiology Unit 13 - Child Development Unit 14 - Mental Health Issues Unit 15 - Social Trends Unit 16 - Research Methods in Health and Social Care

Where can it take me?


The majority of students who have studied this course have gone on to complete Nursing qualications. Last year, 50% of students studying the course were accepted onto competitive Nursing Courses. Other students have pursued careers or courses in Social Work, Primary Teaching and Applied Science. 21

History
About the course
History is the study of past events, and their impact on our present and the future. Studying history allows you to explore the way the world has developed and encourages close investigation and lively debate on a wide range of topics, from cultural changes and political ideologies to medicine. The AS course introduces you to two fascinating and absorbing topics, the reign of Elizabeth I in the Tudor era and Race and American Society across the 19th and 20th centuries. You will also be challenged to develop your historical analysis skills and learn the importance of validity and bias. At A2, you will consolidate these skills whilst examining the debates surrounding the Holocaust and completing your own historical study.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment at AS Level All units are assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Assessment at A2 Level All units are assessed through controlled assessment, which are internally marked and externally moderated.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Tudor Finale: The Reign of Elizabeth I, 1558 1603 Unit 2 - Race and American Society: 1865 1970 A2: Unit 4 - Debates about the Holocaust Unit 5 - Individual Study

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE History and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


If you enjoy the challenge of History, like reading and extended writing and want to be able to think like a historian, then this is the course for you. You need to be self-motivated and dedicated to pursuing your own historical interests, as well as being effective at using your initiative.

Where can it take me?


If you are interested in a career in Journalism, Law or Politics, then an A Level qualication in History is essential. Previous students have gone on to study History and its related subjects at degree level and have pursued careers in Teaching, Writing, Business and Television Presenting. 22

ICT
About the course
New technologies are constantly being developed in the digital world, and the study of ICT explores the production, implementation and impact of these new technologies on societies around the globe. You will study the theoretical aspects of ICT through practical tasks and will be given numerous opportunities to use various pieces of software and develop your practical skills. At AS, you will design, implement, test and document a system of your creation, and will also study the legal implications in the world of ICT. The A2 course will build upon this knowledge, and you will explore the management of ICT and its use within business, alongside designing and evaluating a complex system that you design, build, implement and test.

How will I be assessed?


Units 1, 2, and 3 are assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Unit 4 is assessed through coursework, which is internally marked and externally moderated and worth 20% of the overall qualication.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World Unit 2 - Living in the Digital World A2: Unit 3 - The Use of ICT in the Digital World Unit 4 - Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE English.

Is this course for me?


If you have an interest in the world of ICT and wish to pursue a career in its related elds, then this is the course for you. You need to be motivated to carry out independent study and have good communication and teamwork skills to be successful on this course.

Where can it take me?


Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study Computing, Software Development and Teaching at university and others have pursued careers as a Systems Analyst and Network Technician. 23

Law
About the course
The study of Law is ideal for anyone who is interested in the diverse and ever changing society in which we live. Students will cover topics essential for understanding law and the legal system, and how it operates in society. This is complemented by extra-curricular activities, such as a visit to Parliament and the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham. The AS course introduces students to law making the legal system, court structure and procedure, the concept of liability. At A2 students will develop understanding, focusing on the area of Criminal Law, exploring the morality and concepts of law. and and this and

How will I be assessed?


All AS and A2 units assessed by external examination, in the summer term.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Law Making and the Legal System Unit 2 - The Concept of Liability A2: Unit 3 - Criminal Law (Offences against the person) Unit 4 - Criminal Law and Concepts of Law

Additional minimum entry requirements:


B in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


If you are interested in the legal system and how it affects society, then this is the course for you. An inquisitive mind alongside effective analytical, written and communication skills are essential for success in this course.

Where can it take me?


The course is ideal for those wishing to study Law or related courses at degree level. It is also a useful qualication for those interested in careers in Teaching, Police, Social Services, Media, Business and Probation Services. Previous students have gone on to study Law, Criminology, Nursing, Business and Accounting. 24

Leisure
About the course
A Level Leisure Studies explores all aspects of the leisure industry. This is an applied course, which means that you will study leisure organisations, exploring their customer service and management. Students will be challenged to produce a study of the leisure industry to appreciate the size, scale and importance of this area in modern society. You will also consider the working practices in this eld, including the role of human resources. We work closely with local leisure providers and community projects in order to provide you with real life experiences and assignment briefs, to inspire your learning in this industry. This includes taking part in an outdoor leisure activity and other key learning opportunities include: initiating, organising and managing your own event in the Sixth Form or community, and experiencing a range of customer service scenarios.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment at AS Level Units 1 and 2 are assessed through coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated. Unit 3 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Assessment at A2 Level Units 4 and 6 are assessed through coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated. Unit 5 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Exploring Leisure Unit 2 - Customer Service Unit 3 - Leisure Industry Practice A2: Unit 4 - Event Management Unit 5 - Human Resources Unit 6 - Leisure in the Outdoors

Entry requirements:
5 x A*-C GCSE Grades.

Is this course for me?


If you are keen to pursue a career in the Leisure Industry, Events Management, Outdoor Activities or Leisure Businesses then this is the course for you. It provides a good foundation for leisure studies in higher education and for entering the leisure industry after sixth form.

Where can it take me?


Students who successfully completed this course have gone on to study Events Management, Sports Management, Leisure Marketing and Environmental Leisure at university and have pursued careers in Outdoor Leisure and Sports Retail Management. 25

Mathematics Art & Design and Further Maths


About the course
Mathematics is the abstract science of number, quantity and space. A Level Mathematics is a fascinating subject that requires a mature and dedicated mind, and someone who is enthusiastic about studying all aspects of the subject. It can be demanding at times, both in terms of complexity of the problems to be solved and in the volume of content that is to be covered. As such, you will require an ability to manipulate the material you studied at GCSE. Pure Mathematics (known more recently as Core Mathematics) comprises of the traditional areas of calculus, algebra, geometry and trigonometry and will develop, challenge and stretch your mathematical skills. Applied modules will cover either Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics, with the aim to give you a choice in which modules to study. These will be decided once the course has begun. How will I be assessed? All units will be externally assessed by external examinations, in the summer terms. You will sit three equally weighted exams each year.

Additional minimum entry requirements:


B in GCSE Mathematics at Higher Tier.

Further Mathematics
For a small number of students who are passionate about the subject and who also have considerable ability, the option of studying Further Mathematics is possible. The subject is very demanding but is potentially very satisfying, as well as being an extremely worthwhile qualication for any potential engineer.

Is this course for me?


If you enjoyed studying Maths at GCSE and have a passion for problem solving and a logical mind, then this is the course for you. A Level Maths students need to be dedicated, hard-working and effective communicators, with a determined attitude. This course suits those who have an aptitude for independent learning and appreciate a challenge.

Mathematics course breakdown


AS: Unit 1 - Core 1 Unit 2 - Core 2 Unit 3 - Applied A2: Unit 3 - Core 3 Unit 4 - Core 4 Unit 5 - Applied 26

Where can it take me?


An A Level qualication in Maths is essential if you want to pursue a degree course in Maths or its related courses, such as Engineering and Physics. Some university courses, such as Computer Science, require an A Level in Maths. Previous students who successfully completed this course have gone on to Careers in Engineering, Medicine, Accountancy, Business, Economics, Insurance and Surveying.

Media
About the course
If you have a general or specic interest in media, and want to explore how the media constructs and represents the world to its audience, then this is the course for you. You will explore a wide range of contemporary issues and debates across different media platforms. This course will combine your theoretical knowledge with creative and technical skills to create a range of media products. The AS course aims to introduce you to the specics of media study and you will investigate the various different areas of media, as well as designing and creating your own media products such as lm trailers, websites and magazine articles. The A2 will build on the skills acquired at AS Level, alongside introducing critical perspectives surrounding the different areas of media. You will carry out your own independent research into a topic of your choice as well as produce related media products.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment at AS Level Unit 1 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Unit 2 is assessed by coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated. Both units are worth 50% of your AS grade. Assessment at A2 Level Unit 3 is assessed by external examination, in the summer term. Unit 2 is assessed by coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated. Both units are equally weighted.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Investigating Media Unit 2 - Creating Media A2: Unit 3 - Media: Critical Perspectives Unit 4 - Media Research and Production

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


The A Level Media course provides a suitable foundation for related study in higher education. If you intend to pursue a career in the Media, ICT, Marketing, Business or the Social Sciences, you will benet from studying this course.

Where can it take me?


Previous students who studied A Level Media have gone on to study and pursue careers in Journalism, Education, Television Production, Marketing, Psychology and Drama. 27

Philosophy and Ethics


About the course
The study of Philosophy and Ethics involves exploring the big questions about life and the universe. It focuses on the decisions made by people everyday, and how we approach solving dilemmas. The subject covers a wide range of topics, from attempting to answer the question Why does God allow evil and suffering to be a feature in our world? to a variety of applied ethics such as sexuality, crime and punishment, war and peace, and medical ethics such as euthanasia and abortion. The AS course introduces students to the foundations of Philosophy and Ethics, covering key areas such as the philosophical arguments surrounding the existence of God and the study of ethical concepts and dilemmas. You will also focus on investigating closely the area of medical ethics. At A2, you will continue to develop your understanding of key philosophical arguments and build upon your knowledge of ethics, considering the various issues surrounding ethics.

How will I be assessed?


All AS and A2 units are assessed by external examinations, in the summer terms.

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE RE/IS (Full/Short Course) and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


Philosophy and Ethics is suitable for anyone who enjoys a lively debate. It doesnt matter what your personal beliefs are, but having an open mind is essential. Alongside this, good written and communication skills, research, problem solving and teamwork abilities are needed to be successful on this course.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Foundations Unit 2 - Investigations A2: Unit 3 - Developments Unit 4 - Implications

Where can it take me?


The course provides a foundation for the study of Theology, Philosophy and Ethics at degree level. It is also a valuable choice for those who are considering the Medical Profession, Social Work or Teaching because this course includes the study of Theoretical and Applied Ethics. It analyses people and their behaviour. Some of our previous students have pursued careers in Teaching, Journalism, Law and Television Production.

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Physics
About the course
The study of Physics allows us to understand the world around us. It is crucial to explaining what the world is made up of and how it ts together. Throughout the duration of the course you will acquire numerical, analytical and problemsolving skills, all of which are sought after by numerous employers. Furthermore, the Physics department runs a trip to CERN to see the Large Hadron Collider every two years. The AS course aims to help you develop your practical skills whilst covering the topics of particles and radiation, current electricity, mechanics, materials and waves. At A2 you will have the chance to build on these practical skills and develop your knowledge of mechanics, alongside exploring the topics of gravitation, magnetic elds, radioactivity, thermal physics and cosmology.

How will I be assessed?


There are six units in the specication three at AS and three at A2. Four of the units are assessed by external examinations, in the summer terms. There are two units assessing investigative and practical skills. These can be completed via a teacher-assessed or examiner-assessed route. The examinations contribute 80% to the nal grade and the practical work contributes 20%.

Additional minimum entry requirements:


B in GCSE Physics or GCSE Additional Science.

Course breakdown
At AS Level students cover familiar subjects in more depth: mechanics, materials and waves, and exciting new topics: particles, quantum phenomena and electricity. At A2, students are introduced to topics including elds and further mechanics and choose from options, including astrophysics, medical physics, applied physics and turning points in physics. AS: Unit 1 - Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity Unit 2 - Mechanics, Materials and Waves Unit 3 - Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Physics A2: Unit 4 - Fields and Further Mechanics Unit 5 - Nuclear and Thermal Physics and Astrophysics Unit 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Physics

Is this course for me?


Physics is suitable for those with a logical and numerate mind, excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work integrally as part of a team, alongside being able to communicate effectively in practical situations.

Where can it take me?


A Level Physics is a traditional A Level subject and is identied as a key facilitating subject by the Russell Group of Universities. Physics is a solid choice for students considering a career in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Computing, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Environmental Science. Physics will also prepare students for industry careers, such as those within the Engineering or Electronics sectors. Previous students have gone on to study Physics and other related courses at university level, as well as Medicine, Pharmacy and Computer Science. 29

Psychology
About the course
The study of Psychology is focused upon understanding the thoughts and behaviours of individuals. The subject covers a wide range of topics and there are areas of interest to suit everybody, such as can chimpanzees communicate with humans? Why do people become addicted to gambling? Is it possible to have more than one personality? The AS course aims to introduce you to the main approaches and perspectives in Psychology, alongside the various methods used to investigate behaviour and the issues surrounding Psychological research. At A2 you will build upon this knowledge, focusing on the specialist areas of Forensic Psychology, the study of why people commit crimes, and Health and Clinical Psychology, which aims to explain mental disorders such as phobias.

How will I be assessed?


All AS and A2 units are assessed by external examinations, in the summer terms.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Psychological Investigations Unit 2 - Core Studies A2: Unit 3 - Options in Applied Psychology Unit 4 - Approaches and Research Methods in Psychology

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


Psychology is a science and good essay writing skills combined with the ability to handle data and understand statistics are essential for success in this subject.

Where can it take me?


The study of Psychology can open the doors to a wide range of options after Sixth Form. Some of our students have gone on to specialise in Psychology and its various areas at university such as Criminology, whilst others have pursued careers with Police, within the Education sector and the Nursing profession. 30

Science (Applied Single)


About the course
This course will provide you with a vocational A Level qualication, which aims to develop your scientic skills, knowledge and understanding and apply these to a scientic setting. You will explore how science is used by organisations and within different industries, as well as exploring the social, economic, environmental and ethical impact that science has on society. This challenging course covers in-depth aspects in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and through practical challenges you will consider risk assessments for hazardous procedures and coursework development to demonstrate your knowledge of energy transfer and efciency. Furthermore, elementary ideas about image formation in a medical context are also examined through investigating the monitoring of human organs. You will also be required to conduct an exciting extended study as a research scientist; investigate different organic chemical compounds and their impact in medicine and industry. Principles involved in the use of electromagnetic waves in the modern world will also be examined.

How will I be assessed?


Each qualication (AS and A2) is assessed by external examination, in the summer term and through coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated.

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE Additional Science or Merit in BTEC Science.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit G620 - Science at Work Unit G621 - Analysis at Work Unit G622 Monitoring the Activity of the Human Body A2: Unit G627 - Investigating the Scientists Work Unit G629 - Synthesising Organic Chemicals Unit G635 - Working Waves

Is this course for me?


Motivation and independent study are key for success, due to the nature of assessment of some units studied. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a Nurse, Midwife, Laboratory Technician, Paramedic or Biomedical Scientist then this course is for you. It provides an excellent foundation for progression to science-based careers.

Where can it take me?


Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study and pursue careers in Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Radiography, Sport Sceince and Occupational Therapy. 31

Sociology
About the course
Sociology is the study of the development and structure of human society. The study of Sociology aims to explore important questions such as: what are subcultures and why do they form? Why do women seem more religious than men? What is the role of the police and how do they link with communities? The AS course aims to introduce you to the underlying principles of sociological study and the methods sociologists use to study society. You will also explore the concept of families and how they are inuenced by the structures of society, and the role and purpose of education. At A2, you will consolidate the skills you developed at AS, alongside examining beliefs in society such as religion, and the theories, patterns and prevention of crime in society.

How will I be assessed?


All AS and A2 units are assessed by external examinations, in the summer terms.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Families and Households Unit 2 - Education A2: Unit 3 - Beliefs in Society Unit 4 - Crime and Deviance with Theories and Methods in Context

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


If you are interested in how society works and is shaped by individuals, then this course is for you. To be successful on this course you need to be an effective communicator and have accurate written skills, as well as a passion for independent study and a willingness to explore new ideas.

Where can it take me?


The course provides a good foundation for pursuing Sociology and its related courses at degree level. Previous students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study and establish careers in Criminology, Psychology, Human Resources, Teaching and various Health Professions. 32

Theatre Studies
About the course
Theatre Studies (Drama) is of interest to anyone who has a desire to deepen and extend their knowledge of performance and theatre practice. The subject is taught through a series of teacher and student led practical workshops, which are complemented by the Drama departments thriving extra-curricular programme. You can expect to be given the opportunity to experience a number of professional theatre productions throughout the course, including the annual residential visit to London. The AS course allows you to develop the skills you use to interpret texts from a range of different perspectives, such as acting, design and directing. You will also have the opportunity to see and evaluate professional live theatre performances. The A2 course involves collaborating in small groups to produce your own piece of theatre, whilst delving into an important part of theatre history Elizabethan theatre and studying what is considered to be the rst modern play, the unusual and unnished piece Woyzeck by Georg Buchner.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment at AS Level Unit 1 is internally assessed through written coursework and makes up 40% of the AS Level. Unit 2 will be externally assessed through performance and makes up 60% of the AS Level. Assessment at A2 Level Unit 3 is 40% of the A2 course and is internally assessed and externally moderated, involving a researched devised project with accompanying coursework. Unit 4 will be externally assessed by a written examination, and makes up the remaining 60% of the A2 course.

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE Drama and C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language.

Is this course for me?


A passion for all aspects of theatre, especially performance, is essential for this course. The ability to analyse texts and evaluate your own and others performances is also required. You will need to demonstrate analytical, creative, critical thinking and extended written skills, in order to complete the A2 challenge of this course.

Course breakdown
AS: Unit 1 - Exploration of Drama and Theatre Unit 2 - Theatre Text in Performance A2: Unit 3 - Exploration of Dramatic Performance Unit 4 - Theatre Text in Context

Where can it take me?


Many students go on to study Drama and Theatre Studies at degree level or courses related to the subject such as Performance Studies and English. The course provides students with a range of transferable skills that have seen previous students enter careers in areas such as Art, Fashion, Marketing and even Biochemistry and of course any career within the Creative Industry. 33

Level 3 Diploma Courses.


3D Design Business Child Care Fashion and Clothing ICT Media Sport

3D Design
About the course
Do you have designs on a creative future that will shape the places and resources we will use in our ever changing world? Then this course will challenge and inspire you as our units are created to have a vocational context including research trips to galleries and exhibitions, in order to enhance your knowledge of contemporary and traditional art and design. This is a two years Level 3 Diploma, and we offer two options. The Double Award course is equivalent to two A Level qualications and the Extended Diploma course is equivalent to three A Level qualications. The topics covered on both courses aim to develop your skills in interior design, product design, furniture design and manufacturing, product prototyping, scale model making and 3D computer design.

How will I be assessed?


All units for both courses are assessed internally through coursework portfolios, which are externally moderated.

Course breakdown
Diploma (Double Award): Unit 1 - Music for Children Unit 2 - Interior Design and 3D Model Making Unit 3 - Stamps Unit 4 - Furniture Design Unit 5 - Final Project Extended Diploma (Triple Award): All the above units plus Animation Project in Year 1 and Music Festival in Year 2.

Entry requirements:
5 x A*-C GCSE Grades.

Is this course for me?


If you have a creative talent for design and enjoy all aspects of design work, from creating ideas to making the nal product, then this is the course for you. You need to be self-motivated and independent to be successful on this course, due to the nature of assessment.

Where can it take me?


This course provides a good foundation for the study of Furniture Design, Product Design, 3D Design and Graphic Design at degree level. Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study and pursue careers in Illustration, Interior Design and Architecture. 36

Business
About the course
This is a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, which is equivalent to one A Level qualication and takes two years to complete (one year for AS Level equivalent qualication). This work-related qualication is of interest to those who want to study business in the context of commercial enterprises. The course aims to develop your initiative, independence, and approach to business solutions, as well as your problem-solving and communication skills. Throughout the course you will study topics such as: marketing, business nance, human resources and communication, the external business environment and retailing. Each topic is linked to a real business, giving you a real insight into the ever-changing business world.

How will I be assessed?


All units are assessed internally and moderated externally through coursework portfolios and a combination of practical tasks such as role plays, presentations and timed exercises.

Course breakdown
Subsidary Diploma (Single Award): Unit 1 - The Business Environment Unit 2 - Business Resources Unit 3 - Introduction to Marketing Unit 4 - Business Communication Unit 29 - Understanding Retailing Unit 36 - Starting a Small Business

Entry requirements:
5 x A*-C GCSE Grades.

Is this course for me?


If you have an inquisitive mind for the business world and enjoy the practical side of learning, then this is the course for you. You need to be motivated to meet deadlines and exible in your approach to the course, due to the nature of assessment.

Where can it take me?


The course provides an excellent foundation for pursuing further studies in the various areas of business, such as Management, Business Law, Business Administration and Retail. Students who have passed this qualication have gone on to study Business Studies at university and its related courses, such as Events Management, Accountancy, Law and Operations Management. 37

Child Care
About the course*
This course is a BTEC National Award and is equivalent to one A Level qualication. The course will challenge you to develop skills that will equip you with the skills you will need to become a successful Early Years Practitioner. You will learn about the needs of babies and children, studying patterns of growth and development and the inuences on a childs development. You will also study how a childs early experiences can be facilitated through positive environments, relationships and safeguarding mechanisms. You will be required to complete a 60-hours work placement over the two years course as part of your assessment. This will provide you with invaluable experience for working in the early years sector or for further training, such as primary school teaching.

How will I be assessed?


All coursework units are internally assessed and externally moderated. The vocational placement required for Unit 38 also forms part of your assessment for the course.

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE English at Higher Tier or English Language and C in GCSE Mathematics.

Is this course for me?


This BTEC National Award is a demanding academic subject and you will need to be committed to the course for two years. You will be required to establish links with local primary schools in order to arrange your work placement and will need to be dedicated in order to meet coursework deadlines.

Course breakdown
Diploma (Single Award): Unit 1 - Positive Relationships Unit 2 - Positive Environments Unit 3 - Promoting Childrens Development Unit 5 - Safeguarding Children Unit 38 - Vocational Experience in an Early Years Environment

Where can it take me?


If you wish to pursue a career in caring for babies and young children, then this is the course for you. Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study Early Childhood Studies, Primary Teaching and Social Work in further education. You should be aware that if you are interested in Primary Teaching you must already have a GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science. Some universities now ask that you have the BTEC National Award to be accepted on a Primary Teaching course. However, you must also be aware that you need to study a curriculum subject at A Level to access Primary Teaching courses.

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Fashion and Clothing


About the course
If you have a creative eye and want to apply your skills in the exciting world of fashion, this course will allow you to pursue a career in the ever-changing fashion industry. This is a Level 3 Diploma, and we offer two options. The Single Award course is equivalent to one A Level qualication and takes two years to complete (one year for AS Level equivalent qualication). The Double Award course is equivalent to two A Level qualications and takes two years to complete. Throughout the course you will develop manufacturing skills and study various aspects of fashion design, including surface decoration techniques, trends, pattern adaption and creativity, which will allow you to produce high quality, innovative and original garments and textile products.

How will I be assessed?


All units for both courses are assessed internally through coursework portfolios, which are externally moderated.

Course breakdown
Subsidary Diploma (Single Award): Unit 1 - Visual Recording in Art and Design Unit 2 - Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design Unit 3 - Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design Unit 4 - Communication Through Art and Design Unit 128 - Garment Production Unit 177 - Surface Pattern Diploma (Double Award): All of the above units plus: Unit 118 - Repeat Pattern Unit 127 - Fashion Visualisation Unit 129 - Accessory Production Unit 133 - Fashion Styling Unit 134 - Fashion Buying

Entry requirements:
5 x A*-C GCSE Grades.

Is this course for me?


If you enjoyed studying Textiles or Art at GCSE level and are self-motivated with a strong interest in the fashion world, then this is the course for you. Drawing ability is benecial but not essential, as this will be developed throughout the duration of the course.

Where can it take me?


This course is for those who would like to pursue a career in fashion and its related industries. Previous students have gone on to study Fashion and Textiles at degree level and have pursued careers in Merchandising, Interior Design, Marketing and Fashion Buying. 39

ICT
About the course
This is a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, and we offer two options. The Single Award is equivalent to one A Level qualication and takes two years to complete. The Double Award is equivalent to two A Level qualications and takes two years to complete. This is a highly specialised work-related qualication, which aims to develop your communication and ICT skills, and therefore enhance your employability in the world of ICT. You will explore the skills and attributes required by employers, the types of computer systems used in various industries, and will have the opportunity to design and create a website, spreadsheet and database, alongside other interactive multimedia products.

How will I be assessed?


All units are internally assessed through coursework portfolios, which are externally moderated.

Course breakdown
Subsidiary Diploma (Single Award): Unit 2 - Computer Systems Unit 1 - Communication and Employability Skills for ICT Unit 42 - Spreadsheet Modeling Unit 28 - Website Production Unit 18 - Database Design Unit 43 - Multimedia Design Diploma (Double Award): All of the above units plusUnit 14 - Event Driven Programming Unit 22 - Developing Computer Games Unit 3 - Information Systems Unit 16 - Procedural Programming Unit 20 - Client Side Customisation of Web Pages Unit 6 - Software Design and Development

Additional minimum entry requirements:


C in GCSE Mathematics.

Is this course for me?


If you are interested in the world of ICT and in particular developing your programming skills in using C, Visual Basic, Java, PHP and JavaScript, then this is the course for you.

Where can it take me?


The course provides a good foundation if you are wishing to pursue further studies in ICT and its related areas such as: Computing, Multimedia, Computer Science, Business Information Technology, sSoftware Development, Articial Intelligence or Web Development. There are a range of employment opportunities in the eld of ICT such as Software Development for national companies, Systems Analysis, Web Design and Network Technician posts in various companies and Local Education Authorities.

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Media
About the course
This course provides vocationally-related training for those who have an interest in, or are intending to work, in the creative media sector. The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills, in and understanding of, the various media industries. This is a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, which is equivalent to one A Level qualication and takes two years to complete. It is an exciting course which will allow you to develop your visual and technical creativity through the use of digital software and technology. You will combine the knowledge you have learnt through analysing media texts with practical and technical skills to create imaginative media products, such as: music videos, advertisements, short lms and stop motion animation.

How will I be assessed?


All units are assessed through coursework, which is internally marked and externally moderated.

Course breakdown
Mandatory Units: Unit 1 - Pre-production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries Unit 2 - Communication Skills for Creative Media Production Unit 3 - Research techniques Optional Units: Unit 16 - Film and Video Editing Unit 26 - Film Studies Unit 29 - Music Video Production Unit 30 - Advertisement Production for Television

Entry requirements:
5 x A*-C GCSE Grades.

Is this course for me?


This course provides a good foundation if you are wishing to pursue a career in the creative media industry or continue your studies in the media eld. Whether you are the next Steven Spielberg or a budding animator, there is something in this course to suit everybody!

Where can it take me?


Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study Media and its related courses in higher education and have pursued careers in Film Editing, Television Production and Advertising. 41

Sport
About the course
This specialist qualication focuses on developing your knowledge of the different areas of employment within the vocational world of sport. This is a Level 3 Diploma, and we offer two options. The Single Award course is equivalent to one A Level qualication and takes two years to complete (one year for AS Level equivalent qualication). The Double Award course is equivalent to two A Level qualications and takes two years to complete. All students will be given the opportunity to coach and co-ordinate extra-curricular sports activities. This will then enable you to become part of The MFG Sports Leadership Academy, and participate in coaching teams and leading sports events with local primary schools.

How will I be assessed?


All units across both courses are assessed through coursework, which is internally marked and externally moderated. Assessment will take the form of presentations, written assignments and practical components.

Entry requirements: Course breakdown


Subsidiary Diploma (Single Award): Unit 1 - Principles of Anatomy and Physiology Unit 2 - Physiology of Fitness Unit 3 - Assessing Risk in Sport Unit 7 - Fitness Testing Unit 5 - Sports Coaching Unit 8 - Practical Team Sports Unit 11 - Sports Nutrition Diploma (Double Award): All of the above units plusUnit 4 - Fitness Training and Programming Unit 17 - Psychology for Sports Performance Unit 23 - Organising Sports Events Unit 6 - Sports Development Unit 18 - Sports Injuries Unit 22 - Rules, Regulations and Ofciating in Sport 5 x A*-C GCSE Grades.

Is this course for me?


If you are interested in the world of sport and wish to pursue a career in sport and its various related areas, then this is the course for you. Due the assessment requirements, good communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines are essential for success on this course.

Where can it take me?


It is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in sport and its related fields, such as Sports Management, Community Services, Leisure Services and Education. The course provides a foundation for studying sport in further education or any of its related courses. Students who have successfully completed the course have gone on to study Sports Technology, Sport and Recreation, and Sport and Leisure.

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Sixth Form Support To Create Your Future.


Facilities Specialist Support Think Futures - Careers More Able and Aspirational Bursary and Financial Support Progression Module Extended Project Qualifications Personal Enrichment Futures Created - Chloe Brown Student Voice Case Studies How To Find Us

Facilities.

Exclusive Sixth Form Resources


The Sixth Form Centre is a modern and vibrant learning environment which provides you with opportunities to further develop your independent learning skills to prepare you for your next step into Higher Education or employment. In the Sixth Form Centre you have access to fully equipped classrooms, with computers, air conditioning, SMART boards, speakers and wireless connections. The Supervised Silent Study Area offers extensive facilities for independent study in your non-contact lessons. This exible resource area allows you to access internet linked PCs and laptops in a study space before, during and after school. The Sixth Form Common Room has wireless broadband technology, allowing you to work on laptops on the school network or internet. The Refectory has a wide variety of hot and cold breakfast, snack and lunch options which are freshly prepared from locally sourced produce every day. Our Art and Design Centre allows students to benet from outstanding creative facilities, up-to-date technology and resources. The Learning Resource Centre provides access to a wide range of sources of information to complement studies from newspapers, journals and books to online facilities. Our Think Futures careers access point is also located here for personal, further/higher education or career support, advice and guidance.

Sports Centre
2013 saw the opening of our new state-of-the-art sports centre facilities. 1.5 million has been spent to add a tness studio, dance studio, synthetic turf pitch and coaching classroom to our existing sports halls and tennis courts. The gym is tted with a range of cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines, free weights and other tness equipment, whilst the mirrored, sprung oor dance studio has a ballet bar and sound system suitable for all dance classes. The Sports Centre is the focal point of physical education at The Mireld Free Grammar, and for our sporting extra-curricular activities. All Sixth Form students are able to join the gym as a discounted member, to take advantage of personal training and tness sessions after school.

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Specialist Support.
We are very proud of the supportive team of qualied staff who can help and advise you if you have a problem or need guidance. Your Personal Tutor will be the rst point of contact for your Parents/Carers. He/she will monitor and support your welfare and academic progress closely through our highly structured monitoring programme, to ensure any problems are identied early and addressed effectively. As well as one-to-one Academic Mentoring, your Personal Tutor will also deliver a tutorial programme and offer professional guidance in your career planning. The Academic Learning Mentors are available in the Silent Study Area and offer one-to-one and in-lesson support to help you develop the skills necessary for success at Advanced Level. The Sixth Form Student Support Ofce provides additional support and guidance from a specialist team who are available to you throughout the day to ensure that you are happy and focused on your studies. Condential support can be accessed from this team as well as information regarding 16-19 Bursary, attendance, rst aid and any other routine enquiries.

Think Futures.
Our Careers Support Team are here to guide you through to your next steps, be it employment, training, modern apprenticeship or higher education. We believe it is essential that our students receive outstanding personal advice and guidance, enabling them to make well informed decisions about their future. As well as expert advisors we have our own dedicated careers website www.thinkfutures.net and a comprehensive range of careers software and literature. We are proud to be a partner with the innovative Entice Project, a social enterprise which matches local students to local business with apprenticeship vacancies. Furthermore, we run a formal programme of inspiring careers events through the year where a range of specic support is given, which includes: Spotlight career workshops One-to-one careers interviews Higher Education Parents Evening Higher Education programme Entice Apprenticeship events Partnership University seminars UCAS events Job seekers support University Open Day promotions

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More Able and Aspirational.

The Mireld Free Grammar and Sixth Form prides itself on creating a learning culture and support network within which students are encouraged to maximise their potential so they leave us as condent, articulate young adults who have the skills and knowledge to ourish in higher education or the workplace. Students are presented with work that challenges, stretches and excites them on a daily basis, in an environment that celebrates achievement and excellence of all young people. As an integral part of our inclusion programme we endeavour to actively cater to the needs of our More Able and Ambitious students. The students identied as More Able and Ambitious are those who achieved the most success in their GCSEs or have shown a particular air for a specic subject or subjects in their KS5 studies. Alongside these achievements, the wonderful array of talents displayed by our athletes, leaders, artists, musicians and performers is testament to The MFG Sixth Forms culture of nurturing ambition. To help these students secure places at leading universities, a programme of activities and opportunities is delivered to widen their experiences, enhance their skills and deepen their knowledge.

Some of the highlights for our most able students have involved: working with lecturers and students at Leeds University to develop skills when delivering presentations; speaking in public and debating; a one-day visit to Auschwitz organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust; the chance to study for the Extended Project Qualication (EPQ) to deepen their learning in an area of special academic interest, problem solve and enhance their ability to critically reect on their progress; participation in The MFG Sports Leadership Academy and the Young Ambassadors Leadership Programme; taking part in the Bragg about Science event hosted at Hudderseld University; attendance to careers workshops in areas of personal interest; master class experiences with theatre groups; and support and advice for applications to summer schools at the countrys leading universities. This, however, only touches upon the many opportunities that we offer all our students in our goal to help them to achieve everything to which they aspire.

Providing students with the support, guidance and resources they need to be successful is essential to our team.
Mrs Hinchliffe - Senior Learning Mentor
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Bursary and Financial Support.

The Mireld Free Grammar Sixth Form enables you to access different support funds, which may help with some of your nancial commitments relating the Sixth Form study.

Bursaries are available to those in the following categories:


Category One: Students who are identied by the government at most vulnerable will be eligible for a guaranteed bursary of 1,200. Category Two: Students in receipt of Free School Meals. Category Three: Students who have an extreme nancial barrier, mitigating circumstances and/or a short-term specic educational or independent living cost. Applications will be issued during Summer 2014 for students to return on Enrolment Day. Closing date for applications will be the 31st October 2014.

16-19 Bursary Scheme


This scheme was introduced by the Government to help students study. Contributions and payments in kind have been made to students to help with their individual identied needs, such as: Travel Stationery costs and packs Books and revision guides Educational trips / Residential trips University open day visit costs Employment / Apprenticeship opportunities Daily food allowance Weekly study cost contributions

Wheelwright Old Boys War Memorial Fund


This established charity aims to promote the education of persons under 25 years who reside in the former County Borough of Dewsbury. Application forms are available from the Sixth Form Student Support Ofce from September. For more information contact Sixth Form Admissions sixthform@themfg.co.uk 49

Progression Module.
The Mireld Free Grammar Sixth Form works in partnership with local universities in a range of subject specic areas which include university visits, lectures and workshops. We have developed these links and established ourselves with their Progression Module partnership scheme which enables students who complete this extra qualication to achieve a further 30 UCAS points to gain access to courses at: Hudderseld University Leeds Metropolitan University Bradford College Leeds Trinity University College The course explores progression into Higher Education (HE) or employment and enhances The MFG post-16 HE preparation programme, provides structured and formalised Higher Education information, raises the aspirations of participating students and motivates students to make informed choices and decisions about their future.

Extended Project Qualification.


Students in Year 13 will be offered the opportunity to participate on this exible Level 3 qualication, worth 0.5 of an A2 Level Grade. This will further help students to develop the enquiry, research and study skills required by employers and universities. In this unique course, students choose what they want to study. This usually relates to future studies or careers and gives students the opportunity to explore a topic in-depth. There are four types of topic to choose from: Dissertation Production of an artefact Performance Investigation/eld study

Previous Extended Project titles have included:


Modern day beauty depicted in the media. Speech impediments - how they affect teenagers. The role of a midwife - how it has changed and is portrayed in the media. Fighting viruses and the development of antibiotics. To what extent does positive and negative reinforcement psychologically affect the behaviour of children and young adults? The History of Radiography. What factors led to the success of Operation Overload? Benets of outsourcing to the U.K. US government policy towards Native Americans and genocide. How do authors ensure their readers feel an emotional response. How have surgical and pharmaceutical approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of illness developed over time?

Independent learning forms a fundamental part of the work at university and the Extended Project helps to develop research, communication and writing skills that are highly benecial, valued and favoured by Russell Group University courses and employers.

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Personal Enrichment.

The Mireld Free Grammar Personal Enrichment Programme has been developed to provide unique opportunities for students to demonstrate, learn and evidence new skills and understanding in settings suitable to their individual career path. Through Academic Mentoring, tutors continue to work with students to track and record achievements, skills and developments in order to support their future applications to UCAS or employment. The Mireld Free Grammar Sixth Form has established excellent links with external programmes, services and charities, enabling our students to access life changing opportunities.

Well Being and Fitness Opportunities:


Zumba in the Dance Studio Ladies Only Fitness - Gym 7-a-side Football on the STP Girls Netball and Football Boys Football Team Counselling Wellbeing Centre (appointment/drop-in)

The MFG Leadership Academy


The MFG Leadership Academy is a committed team of Young Sports Leaders who assist with the organisation and delivery of many successful sport festivals, as well as whole school and primary school events. Many of the Sports Leaders have gained additional coaching qualications and the majority of students are successfully leading at least one after-school programme. Some students have also been involved in supporting external clubs, to enhance sporting experiences and enjoyment for young adults with learning difculties. Through The Sports Leaders UK qualication, Sports Leaders have assisted with many partnership events including Mission Active and NGB events, and are registered leaders through the Youth Sports Trust Step into Sport Programme.

Signicant Personal Enrichment Opportunities:


Work Shadowing and Experience National Citizenship Service Police Explorers Course Volunteering e.g. Royal Voluntary Service Buddhist and Meditation Experience Sport Leaders in Primary Schools Electronics and Robotics Engineering Education Scheme School Production Costumes Creation Learning Support with main school students Intervention Mentoring Programme Guided Reading with main school students Charity Committee RYLA/Interact Whole School/Sixth Form Council Representative Sixth Form Ambassador

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Futures Created...

What ever you want to do...where ever you want to go... Sixth Form at The Mireld Free Grammar will inspire, support, guide and prepare you for your future. Choosing the place you want to study, with the courses that suit your passions, your study needs and future aspirations, is essential. Sixth Form at The MFG fullled my every need. It has amazing resources with up-to-date technology, outstanding teaching and learning, and tailor-made courses, all based in excellent Sixth Form facilities. But it was so much more than that. The specialist teachers and Sixth Form Team were my inspiration. They helped me build the skills I now use condently every day for the different challenges I face, and these skills have enabled me to achieve the exciting, diverse and wonderful things I have accomplished.

skills and experience, and I was able to give evidence of everything I had already achieved at The MFG. Showing that I had gone the extra mile beyond my studies really enabled my application to stand out. I visited several university open days, both locally and further aeld, and found that speaking to students and staff, and having the opportunity to look around, was extremely important; just like when I picked Sixth Form. To prepare me for my rst choice interview at Rose Bruford College - Londons International Drama School my Drama teachers spent time with me, discussing what to expect, audition and interview techniques, and how to best demonstrate and highlight my skills, performances and production talents. It helped that I had already completed a range of experiences, including work shadowing at Leeds Grand Opera North, as the Assistant Stage Manager of a professional production of Carmen.

The Mireld Free Grammar will inspire, support, guide and prepare you for your future.
Following your passions and studying subjects you are interested in are denitely the keys to achievement. Making the decision to follow my passions led me to be successful in Media, English Language and Theatre Studies, leaving in 2008 with grades B, C, C. Although I was proud of my grades, when composing my application to university I realised how important it was to show that I was not just a grade. Throughout Sixth Form I had built my personal 52

My Drama teachers spent time with me, discussing what to expect, audition and interview techniques, and how to best demonstrate and highlight my skills, performances and production talents.

...Chloe Brown

After being successful at interview and gaining the grades I needed, I graduated my three year course in Stage Management with 1st Class BA Hons. During my time at university I was able to apply the theory I was learning to practical situations through a position I earned as Assistant Stage Manager at the Soho Theatre in Central London, with a professional theatre company. At university I gained a whole new range of skills and opportunities, from meeting new contacts and connections, to gaining condence and experience in leading a variety of complex situations. After leaving Rose Bruford, my rst job was on feature period drama The Rochdale Pioneers (which aired on Film4 in November 2012), where I embarked on the role of Line Producer. Working on location in Manchester, all the skills and experience I had gained through Sixth Form, university and theatre were challenged to the limit as I oversaw the whole process and production. This included sourcing locations, holding auditions, working on script development, logistics, schedule production, crew and budget management. The accountability and responsibility were overwhelming but exciting, and overall it was a resounding success! Now I work in Central London for a PR company in their Events Department, producing and coordinating a range of different events including awards ceremonies, charity gala dinners exhibitions, conferences and promotional launches. I recently produced the press launch for the Revenge Wears Prada, the sequel novel to The Devil Wears Prada, with a fty-metre black carpet in Mayfair, London, where I arranged for Lisa Snowden to give away

a trip to New York for the best Stiletto Strutter. It was an event that took more coordinating and attention to detail than I could have imagined, but it was a huge success. Ive loved my journey to my dream job, which all started at, and was inspired by, The Mireld Free Grammar. Sixth Form gave me the foundations to be outstanding, resilient, resourceful, and condent, and to realise my overall aspiration to be myself and nd my challenge in life, so I could continue the success that started at The Mireld Free Grammar Sixth Form.

Ive loved my journey to my dream job, which all started at, and was inspired by, The Mireld Free Grammar Sixth Form.
Whatever your ambition, goal, passion or career path, Sixth Form at The MFG will challenge, support, inspire, engage and motivate you to ensure that you achieve and realise your ambition and help you create your future.

Chloe B x
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Student Voice.

Student Voice
Your ideas, thoughts, comments and contributions are valued and an important aspect of our Sixth Form community. All students have a voice through the Sixth Form Leaders which is run for students, by students, with support from Sixth Form staff.

Be Part of the Team


You could be one of the Sixth Form Leadership Team selected to represent the views of your peers. To become part of this exciting team you need to demonstrate that you are a positive role model to Sixth Form colleagues and lower school students, have effective communication skills, are a team player, have the ability to motivate and encourage others and are committed to supporting Sixth Form and whole school events. Being part of the Sixth Form Leadership Team is a fantastic opportunity to develop your leadership skills and to be instrumental in the development of an outstanding Sixth Form where your voice is heard and acted upon.

Future Leaders
Future Leaders meets each week to discuss student ideas and to raise these issues on your behalf with the Sixth Form Management. They also organise social and fundraising events. Last year the Sixth Form Leaders encouraged the students to raise money for Comic Relief and Children In Need and organised the Sixth Form Ball and Talent Shows. Being part of the Sixth Form Leadership Team is a position of responsibility which will provide you with fantastic opportunities to build and develop your personal prole. You will have the opportunity to develop your team work, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills in a range of situations with other students, adults and lower school children. These qualities will help you in the future to stand out in your application for higher education or employment.

Im proud to be part of the Sixth Form Leadership team, to represent the students and shape the future of our Sixth Form. My opinions and ideas have been valued and Ive seen the changes our student voice has made.
Sarah-May Patterson - Sixth Form Leader

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Case Studies.

Sixth Form at The MFG is challenging, inspiring, fun and, importantly, I have made friends for life. The specialist teachers are friendly and supportive, and they really push you to work hard and achieve the best you possibly can. In Sixth Form I have become a leader in the Young Ambassador School Sports programme. Here we work with primary school children, getting them involved in sport and learning how fun it can be. In this time I have also completed my UK Athletics Coach qualication. I am hoping to attend Shefeld Hallam University next year to study Sports Science and become a member of a professional sports team or a Sports Teacher. The MFG Sixth Form supports you in achieving your best and pursuing your future dreams.

Fayaz Lunat
My time at The MFG has been really enjoyable. I have found my Chemistry, Biology and IT courses challenging and fascinating, and hope to pursue a career in Pharmacy after attending university. My Science teachers have always been really encouraging, and are always willing to go the extra mile if you ever need any support. One piece of advice I would denitely recommend is, if you ever feel stuck, just ask! There is always someone willing to help you out. The MFG Sixth Form encourages you to get involved in extra-curricular trips and activities that will help you decide what you want to do in the future. Attending Leeds UCAS event with Sixth Form inspired me to apply for university, and now I am receiving support from my form tutor in making my application and writing my personal statement to achieve this goal. The teachers and tutors at The MFG have supported me throughout my A Levels and are now helping me decide my future.

Leah Wood
I would denitely recommend studying at The MFG Sixth Form. I came here from a different school and I have found settling into life here easy. It was denitely the best decision I could make for my future ambitions. History is my passion and I have really enjoyed the A Level course. I want to continue studying History at degree level at one of the countrys Russell Group Universities and then hopefully complete a Law conversion course. The MFG Sixth Form has provided me with excellent opportunities to pursue this dream as my teachers encouraged me to become involved in the Pathways to Law programme, which is run by the

The MFG Sixth Form supports you in achieving your best and pursuing your future dreams.
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Tom Devine

Russell Group Universities, and through this I have been able to visit the Supreme Court, attend Law lectures and take part in mock trials.

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