You will learn through producing a mixture of 2D and 3D work, which will be supported by the study of established artists. You will build a creative portfolio. The course focuses on drawing from observations and visual communication of ideas.
This course will introduce you to the new advances being made in modern Biology, including the influence of genes on our development, environmental issues and some of the ethical and technological aspects of the subject. As Biology is a practical subject you will develop experimental skills and gain an understanding of how to plan, analyse and evaluate experimental procedures.
A Level Business provides students with an insight into the diverse range of activities a business engages in. When enrolled on this course you will study local, national and global businesses, looking at them in a variety of different contexts.
Chemistry builds upon topics previously studied at GCSE including Organic Chemistry, rates and reversible reactions and mole calculations. In this course you will use your mathematical skills to solve problems and use your imagination to understand how molecules interact and why they react together. Over the two years you will develop your skills of communicating complex ideas using appropriate chemical terminology.
Classical Civilisation gives students an insight into the ways of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. By looking at their history, politics, art, mythology and literature you will uncover how these civilisations have shaped today’s society.
Computer Science will give you a greater understanding of the mathematical, scientific and engineering principles of computer systems. Looking at smart phones, the internet, systems that interpret natural languages and everything inbetween.
Economics is suited to students who have a strong interest in current affairs and are comfortable working with numbers. Through this course you will develop the skills needed to understand and analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions.
English Language is suited to students who are passionate about reading and writing. This course explores the language in all its forms; how it works, how it is developed and how different individuals use it.
In English Literature you will study a variety of texts, including plays, poetry and novels. Throughout the two years you will develop key literary analysis skills, be encouraged to form your own opinions and will be required to read a wide range of texts.
Environmental Science is for students who are passionate about the environment. On this course you will gain a scientific understanding of how the earth functions, focusing on the science behind environmental issues and seeing what actions are currently taking place to save our planet.
Aimed at students who have taken French at GCSE or are a native speaker, A Level French aims to improve your French skills to a level where you are able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written French.
Geography explores both physical and human geography, looking at global questions in more depth and providing students with a greater understanding of the fragile relationship between people and the planet.
In Geology students study rocks and the minerals that made them. You will investigate the clues that indicate how, when and what environment rocks and minerals were formed in millions of years ago. You will also cover topics such as plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes, exploring the impact these have on the human race.
German aims to improve your German skills to a level where you are able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written. Like all of our MFL courses, German is for students who have taken the subject at GCSE or have the equivalent experience.
The A Level in Graphic Design will provide you with a broad introduction to traditional art-based and digital design processes. You will learn about the historical and contemporary influences within the design industry. Over the two years of the course, you will be set themed assignments and live briefs to help you build a creative and professional portfolio of illustration and graphic design.
Early Modern History includes; Religious Conflict and the Church in England (c1529-c1570), Spain in the Age of Discovery (1469-1598) and the Portuguese Empire.
Looking at time periods ranging from 1800 all the way to 2007, History will broaden your interests by examining historical issues, challenging existing orthodoxies and engaging in historical debates.
Law is a varied subject that will help you develop good powers of reasoning. You will cover a wide range of topics including; criminal courts, magistrates, juries and law-making.
Mathematics is for students with a real passion for all things Maths. Problem solving is a large part of this course and you will be required to think more deeply and creatively than you have at GCSE.
Further Mathematics is a double A Level course that covers much of the content covered in Mathematics A Level, before moving on to explore the more complex topics, because of this timetabled lessons and homework are doubled. You get two grades and it can be studied alongside 2 other A Levels or Extended Certificates.
A Level Music is aimed at students who can already read music, play an instrument or sing. On this course you will perform, compose and study music, covering both academic and practical aspects of the subject.
This course is for students of any religious persuasion and prides itself on being open minded. Throughout this course you will study religion in its contemporary setting, looking at what belief means and what it may mean in the future.
Photography students will work with specialist resources to produce a variety of projects. You will build a creative portfolio, showcasing work produced in a photographic studio, darkroom and out on location, demonstrating both film and digital photography.
Physical Education combines both physical performance and academic challenge to give students an insight into sports performance. By looking at topics such as Physiology and Biomechanics and participating in the practical coursework element you will gain an understanding of how to improve both your own and others’ performances.
Physics is for anyone curious about the world around them, those who want to know how things work and the fundamental nature of the universe. Throughout this course you will cover topics such as mechanics, materials, particles and quantum phenomena, thermal properties, radioactivity, nuclear physics and many more.
Politics is for students with a strong interest in current affairs. On this course you will focus on both UK and US politics and will be encouraged to discuss the key political events of the week on a regular basis.
In Psychology you will explore why people and animals behave in the way they do. You will develop key essay writing skills whilst exploring both scientific and theoretical theories of behaviour and the mind.
In Sociology you will develop your understanding of people and how they are affected by the world around them. You will be encouraged to develop your own sociological awareness through engagement with the social world and will develop your critical and analytical skills in relation to your everyday life.
Spanish will improve your existing spoken and written Spanish skills to a level where you are able to communicate effectively. These language skills will help you appreciate the rich culture of Spain and the Spanish speaking world.