Art & Design
Art at AS and A2 is an exciting and challenging way to develop an understanding of the visual world. You will be encouraged to make personal and creative responses to set themes and will have the opportunity to use a wide variety of materials.
The main aims of this course are to: Teach biology with a new and innovative approach to deliver the biological content and putting greater emphasis on the practical and application side of biology.
BTEC National Level 3 in Business Studies
BTEC Business is a course that when chosen with a good combination of subjects, could open many doors. Most employers and universities want to be assured that potential candidates are able to contextualise information and apply knowledge and theory.
BTEC National Level 3 in Information Technology
If you prefer coursework and assignments to exams: the course is 100% assignment based. The BTEC in IT develops your knowledge and understanding of IT systems; it is an engaging option for those who may be considering a career in the IT sector.
BTEC National Level 3 in Sports Science
BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Sport (single award - equivalent to 1 A-Level) Course: BTEC Level…
Chemistry is the study of the interaction and interrelationship of the physical world on a molecular level. You will study how atoms exist and react which leads to the intricate balance of matter in the universe.
Design and Technology: Product Design
The Product Design industry is a rapidly growing area. It is exciting, innovative and creative with the possibilities for a range of careers.
Drama / BTEC National Level 3 in Performing Arts
The way that BTECs are taught relies on the students gaining essential skills such as team work, independent learning and creative thinking, all skills necessary for the work place or university.
Economics A-Level is designed to encourage you to develop an understanding of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.
English Language & Literature
The knowledge gained of a range of literary and linguistic approaches and applications complements study of other subjects at A-Level while also preparing you for the rigours of English studies at degree level.
English Literature is a widely recognised as an academic subject and compliments other areas of study at A level.
French, German & Spanish
Modern Foreign Languages are highly valued by universities, particularly those in the Russell Group. The value of foreign languages is widely recognised by employers and educationalists.
An A Level in Geography helps you to access to a diverse range of degree paths – from straight geography to biogeography, oceanography and other natural sciences. Geography can also enable you follow a social science route through university as well.
Government & Politics
We study and analyse the world as it unfolds around us – we seek to evaluate current political events to understand the way we are governed, and what people can do to influence the process.
History is interesting and engaging, and you will be challenged! Many of the topics we study are different from our own experiences and yet have been very influential in shaping the world in which we live; without History it would be very difficult to understand the world today.
Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Mathematics in Context
The AS and A2 courses are currently modular. We will be following the Edexcel syllabi.
The media has an enormous impact on our lives. Television, newspapers, gaming, social networking, films, magazines are all vital aspects of the way we communicate in society today. Understanding how we use, and are used by the media, is of fundamental importance in the 21st Century.
Music (Rock School)
Course: Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performance or Composition Board: Rockschool Entry Requirements: A*-C at GCSE…
Philosophy & Ethics (AS/A2 Religious Studies)
Is this the real world? Why does the universe exist? Is war ever justified? If you are interested in the questions above the Philosophy and Ethics might be for you.
In addition to the many career opportunities opened up, A-Level Photography may also help you to access a range of university courses: Art, Photography, Graphics, Graphic Design/Communication Design, Media Studies, Animation, Textiles, Product Design, Fine Art, Journalism, Fashion.
This course looks at the core ideas and concepts upon which most ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ physics are based. Links to GCSE are clearly identifiable, and the ‘step up’ from this level to AS, whilst significant, is not as daunting as many would believe!
Why do I feel like this? Why do I think those thoughts? Why do I behave like that? How can I make myself feel good? Psychologists have been studying people for over a century now so on this course you get to find out about a range of theories and research that has furthered our understanding of behaviour.
‘A’ Level Sociology involves the critical study of people’s behaviour – usually in groups. Sociologists assume human behaviour is learned through the process of socialisation. So-called “common-sense” or “natural or biological” explanations of human behaviour are seen as inadequate and reductionist.
Please be aware that this is a provisional list of subjects: we respond to student demand and so sometimes will be in position to run further courses, or may need to withdraw a course if the class size is not viable. We will assess demand for the course at the start of September.