GCSE & BTEC Level 2 Preliminary Courses 2020-21 - Milton Abbey

 
GCSE & BTEC Level 2 Preliminary Courses 2020-21 - Milton Abbey
GCSE & BTEC Level 2
Preliminary Courses 2020-21

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GCSE & BTEC Level 2 Preliminary Courses 2020-21 - Milton Abbey
Contents
   3 | Introduction
   4 | What we offer: Course types
   4 | Advice on selecting your subjects
   5 | Subject option columns
   6-7 | Full list of subjects
   8-20 | GCSE and IGCSE subject directory
   21-26 | BTEC Level 2 subject directory
   27 | Learning Support

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Introduction
Your son or daughter is on the cusp of
a definitive educational path that will
guide them through the next two
years of their life. As they move from
Key Stage Three to Four, their
knowledge will become more
specialised and they will be stretched
and challenged to aim even higher.
Their selection of subjects at GCSE and BTEC Level 2 should be
carefully considered. Your son or daughter’s individual abilities,
interests and preferences should influence the decisions made. There
may be some uncertainty about his or her future career, plus the
possibility that two desired subjects are timetabled against each other.
The courses available have been selected with these factors in mind;
with the aim of ensuring your son or daughter is given maximum
opportunity to fulfil their potential.
At Milton Abbey, pupils undertake compulsory courses in English,
Maths and Science. Classes within these subjects are streamed, with
the potential for movement between sets. This is informed by regular
monitoring by teachers, and consultation with parents and tutors.
Your son or daughter’s tutor and their Housemaster or Housemistress
can aid their subject choices. They are available for you to discuss any
queries you may have throughout this process.
Ultimately, the choices that your son or daughter makes over the
coming months will shape their future, both within Milton Abbey and
in helping to set their direction after school. It will be a time of great
change and challenge, but of great excitement and opportunity too.
Steve Phillips | Deputy Head (Academic)

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What we offer
   We offer a broad selection of subjects, selected to appeal to a variety
   of different interests and abilities, to open up doors for future study
   and careers, and to complement each other so that pupils can achieve
   a well-rounded set of qualifications.
   Course types
   GCSE | Academically-focused learning with in-depth subject
   development, assessed primarily by end-of-course exams.
   IGCSE | Offers a broad academic syllabus in the subject area. Assessed
   by end-of-course exams and worth the same as a ‘traditional’ GCSE.
   BTEC Level 2 (Diplomas and Certificates) | A more vocational course
   that carries the same workload, expectations and weighting as a GCSE.
   Assessed primarily by practical and theory work over the two years.

   Advice on selecting your subjects
   English and Maths
   English Language and Maths are compulsory for all pupils. English
   Literature is also studied by top set pupils, resulting in the potential to
   obtain two full GCSEs in English.
   Science
   Science is also compulsory with students studying either Core,
   Combined or Separate Science courses. Core Science results in one
   GCSE award, Combined Science in two, and Separate Science in three
   awards. All courses cover topics from the three sciences of Biology,
   Chemistry and Physics.
   Modern Foreign Languages
   Universities are beginning to alter their entry requirements in line with
   nationwide changes to GCSE and A-Level qualifications. As a result, a

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GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language is becoming increasingly
desirable. Where appropriate to a pupil’s ability, we always highly
recommend that a GCSE in French or Spanish is selected.
Learning Support
Pupils who are currently part of a formal, timetabled Learning Support
group in the Third Form usually continue with this to support their
GCSE and BTEC studies in the Fourth and Fifth Forms.

Subject options
In addition to compulsory English, Maths and Science (not shown
below), one subject from each of the following four columns must be
selected for study:

    Option A          Option B           Option C           Option D

                   Countryside &
   Horse Care                              Sport             Drama
                    Environment

   Hospitality    Creative Media            Art            Geography

                                        Design &
     Music             French                             Photography
                                       Technology

      Sport           History          Photography           History

    Design &
                                         Spanish
   Technology

   Colour code:         GCSE               IGCSE               BTEC

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Full list of subjects
   Our wide range of courses can be combined in different ways to best
   suit the interests, abilities and future plans of each pupil. This subject
   list shows the examining body and the course specification code.

   GCSEs
          Art & Design
              o Art | AQA [8201 or 8202] | Page 8
              o Photography | AQA [8206] | Page 9
          Design & Technology | Edexcel [1DT0] | Page 10
          Drama | OCR [J316] | Page 11
          English
              o Language | AQA [8700] | Page 12
              o Literature | AQA [8702] | Page 13
          Humanities
              o Geography | AQA [8035] | Page 14
              o History (IGCSE) | Cambridge [0470] | Page 15
          Mathematics (IGCSE) | Edexcel [4MA1] | Page 16
          Modern Foreign Languages
              o French | Edexcel [1FR0] | Page 17
              o Spanish | Edexcel [1SP0] | Page 18
          Science
              o Core Science (IGCSE) | Edexcel [4SS0] | Page 19
              o Combined Science | AQA [8464] | Page 19
              o Separate Sciences | AQA [8461, 8462, 8463] |
                 Page 19

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BTECs
   Countryside & Environment | Level 2 Extended
    Certificate, Pearson (QCF) | Page 21
   Creative Media Production | Level 2 Tech Award,
    Pearson [KPK68] | Page 22
   Horse Care | Level 2 Extended Certificate, Pearson
    (QCF) | Page 23
   Hospitality | Level 2 Award (Level 1 also available in
    some circumstances), Pearson [RCN39] | Page 24
   Music | BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Music Practice,
    Pearson [Specification Issue 3] | Page 25
   Sport | Level 2 First Award, Pearson [BPNP5] | Page 26

Learning Support
     Learning Support as a timetabled option| Page 27

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Art
         “The creative subjects encourage self-discipline, confidence and
                                                 emotional intelligence.”
                                      Sara Burton | Head of Department

                          • GCSE pupils can study from the Art, Craft &
                            Design or Fine Art course specifications
     Description
                          • Topics explored can include; natural form,
     & Modules              landscape, the built environment, human
                            form, animals and ethnographic Art

                          • Knowledge and understanding of
                            contemporary and/or historical contexts,
                            periods, societies and cultures
                          • Development of ideas informed by artists,
                            crafts people and designers
       Skills &
                          • Creative and safe use of media, materials,
     Knowledge              techniques, processes and technologies
     Developed            • Use and understanding of subject specific
                            vocabulary
                          • Understanding of how meanings, ideas
                            and intentions can be communicated
                            visually using formal elements

                          • 60% portfolio of work - this will be
     Assessment             developed over the two years across all the
       Process              topics explored
                          • 40% externally-set assignment

       Future
        Study             • A-Level Art & Design
       Options

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Photography
                    “Photography is creation at your fingertips.”
                                Polly Hughes | Subject Teacher

               • Topics explored include; landscape, natural
                 form, portariture, movement,
 Description     documentary photography, experimental
 & Modules       imagery and studio photography
               • The course will include experimental and
                 mixed-media projects
               • Knowledge and understanding of
                 contemporary, historical, social and
                 cultural contexts
               • How ideas, themes, subjects and feelings
                 can inspire creative responses
               • The ways in which meanings, ideas and
   Skills &      intentions can be communicated using
                 photography
 Knowledge
               • Use photographic processes and
 Developed       techniques appropriately; for example,
                 lighting, viewpoint, aperture and depth of
                 field and shutter speed
               • Use of appropriate media and materials
                 such as film, camera equipment,
                 darkroom processing, and digital image
                 creation and editing
               • 60% portfolio of work - this will be
Assessment       developed over the two years across all the
  Process        topics explored
               • 40% externally-set assignment

  Future
   Study       • A-Level Photography
  Options

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Design & Technology
       “Design and making opportunities, combined with the knowledge
               that can offer a springboard into the creative industries.”
                                    James Ratcliffe | Head of Department

                          • A range of 'design and make' assignments
     Description            are completed through the Fourth Form,
     & Modules              readying pupils for their GCSE assessments
                            during the Fifth Form

                          • The study of design and technology seeks
                            to prepare pupils to participate
                            confidently and successfully in an
                            increasingly technological world
                          • It helps students to be aware of, and
                            learn from, wider influences on design
       Skills &             and technology; including historical,
     Knowledge              social/cultural, environmental and
     Developed              economic factors
                          • Pupils will complete practical projects
                            every term, while also learning theory for
                            their final exam
                          • Pupils will also learn about how to work
                            with different kinds of material and get to
                            put this theory into practice

                          • 50% written exam at end of course
     Assessment
                          • 50% project work - much of which will be
       Process              developed out of timetabled lessons

       Future
                          • BTEC Level 3 3D Design & Craft
        Study
                          • BTEC Level 3 Fashion Design & Production
       Options

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Drama
“Drama is serious fun. It develops essential life skills: self-confidence,
         teamwork, resilience, initiative, imagination and empathy.”
                                  Liz Bemment | Head of Department

                       • Pupils will research and explore a stimulus,
                         to create a group dramatic piece
                       • They must prepare and present a
                         monologue, plus a group scene, from a
                         scripted play
  Description
                       • They will explore and critique a live
  & Modules              professional theatre production
                       • They can also focus on design rather than
                         performance for their exam, choosing from
                         lighting, sound, costume or make up. This is
                         route into Theatre Design or Fashion
                       • Pupils will develop the practical skills needed
                         in drama, balanced with the theoretical
                         knowledge to understand and analyse scripts
                         and live performances
    Skills &
                       • They will get to exercise and develop their
  Knowledge              imaginations
  Developed            • Drama provides the skillset and opportunity
                         to explore the world young people are
                         growing up in, and the nature of human
                         relationships, through dramatic performance
                       • 30% internal assessment of a devised piece or
                         design portfolio
                       • 30% visiting external assessor watching
  Assessment
                         performed extracts of scripted plays or design
    Process              portfolio
                       • 40% written examination to analyse and
                         evaluate a live professional performance

 Future Study          • BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts
   Options             • BTEC Level 3 Fashion Design & Production

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English Language
       “Pupils can only access other subjects by being able to read, write
       and talk effectively, overcoming any language barriers they have.”
                                      Karen Baney | Head of Department

                          • All pupils study for their English Language
                            GCSE, ensuring they have the best chance
                            of obtaining this important qualification
                          • Pupils will study a range of fiction and
     Description            non-fiction texts, develop reading
     & Modules              comprehension and analytical skills, write
                            their own fiction and non-fiction pieces,
                            and demonstrate spoken language skills
                          • Some pupils may study a Functional Skills
                            course before sitting their full GCSE
                          • Pupils will be able to read fluently and
                            understand a wide range of texts
                          • They should be able to critically analyse a
                            text, using this to improve their writing
       Skills &
                          • Pupils will be able to write effectively
     Knowledge              using Standard English and correct
     Developed              grammar, punctuation and spelling
                          • They should acquire a wide vocabulary
                          • They must also be able to understand and
                            use spoken Standard English effectively
                          • 50% exam covering reading a fiction piece
                            and writing a narrative or descriptive piece
     Assessment
                          • 50% exam covering reading two non-fiction
       Process              texts and writing a non-fiction piece
                          • Internally-assessed spoken project

       Future
                          • A-Level English Literature
        Study
                          • A-Level Media Studies
       Options

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English Literature
“We want pupils to enjoy stories, language and ideas, appreciate our
         wider cultural heritage and understand our great writers.”
                                  Karen Baney | Head of Department

                   • Top set pupils will study both English
                     Language and English Literature, resulting
 Description         in two full GCSEs
 & Modules         • In addition to the English Language areas,
                     pupils study a wider range of literature,
                     analysing contexts and writers' intentions

                   • Pupils will read a wide range of classic
                     literature, with good understanding,
                     considering context and making
                     connections across texts
                   • They will read material in-depth, being
   Skills &          able to critique and evaluate pieces
 Knowledge         • They should develop the habit of reading
 Developed           widely and often
                   • They should appreciate the depth and
                     power of English literary heritage
                   • They should be able to write accurately,
                     effectively and analytically about their
                     reading
                   • 40% exam covering analysis of a
                     Shakespeare text and a 19th Century novel
 Assessment
                   • 60% exam covering analysis of a modern
   Process           text, a previously studied anthology of
                     poetry, and an unseen poem

   Future
    Study          • A-Level English Literature
   Options

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Geography
       “Studying Geography will help you better understand the world’s
    people, places and environments – from the local to the worldwide.”
                                    Torie Morley | Head of Department

                          • GCSE Geography is taught over two years,
                            with broader topics covered first and more
                            complex areas explored nearer the exams
     Description
                          • Modules covered are 'living in the physical
     & Modules              environment', 'challenges in the human
                            environment' and practical geography
                            applications and skills.
                          • Pupils will develop their knowledge of
                            locations, places, environments and
                            processes - at different geographical
                            scales - in within different social, political
                            and cultural contexts
       Skills &
                          • They will gain understanding of the
     Knowledge              interactions between people and
     Developed              environments
                          • They will also gain practical geographic
                            skills in fieldwork, such as using maps
                          • They will learn how to apply their skills
                            and knowledge to real world scenarios

                          • Three written examinations, each covering
     Assessment             a mixed range of topics within the modules
       Process              outlined above (there is not a separate
                            exam for each individual module)

       Future
                          • A-Level Geography
        Study
                          • BTEC Level 3 Countryside Management
       Options

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History (IGCSE)
 “Pupils studying History develop a sense of curiosity about the past,
        and learn to appreciate its striking relevance to the present.”
                                 James Watson | Head of Department

                    • Taught over two years, this syllabus
                      focuses on 20th Century history, as this is
 Description          accessible and relatable to the present
 & Modules          • Topics covered include 'The inter-war
                      years', 'Germany between 1918 and 1945'
                      and 'The Cold War'
                    • Stimulate an interest in, and enthusiasm
                      for, learning about the past
                    • Promote the acquisition of knowledge
                      and understanding of individuals, people
                      and societies in the past
   Skills &         • Learning is rooting in understanding the
 Knowledge            nature and use of historical evidence
 Developed          • Pupils will understand the concepts of
                      'cause and consequence', 'change and
                      continuity', and 'similarity and difference'
                    • Develop the transferable skills of
                      investigation, analysis, evaluation and
                      communication
                    • 40% written exam on core course modules
                    • 33% written exam analysing sources from
 Assessment
                      the core course modules
   Process
                    • 27% one piece of extended writing based
                      on an in-depth study topic

   Future
    Study           • A-Level History
   Options

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Mathematics (IGCSE)
         “Maths is the study of the world through numbers, statistics and
        algebra. It opens doors to opportunities in many different areas.”
                                       Nicola Burg | Head of Department
                           • Maths is an essential and compulsory
                             subject, as it has so many applications in
                             other subjects and the wider world
     Description
                           • The syllabus we follow develops
     & Modules               mathematical knowledge as a key life skill,
                             providing excellent progression to A-Level
                             study and practical use after school
                           • Develop pupils' knowledge and
                             understanding of mathematical concepts
                             and techniques
                           • Allow them to acquire a foundation of
        Skills &             mathematical skills for further study in the
      Knowledge              subject or related areas
      Developed            • Pupils should enjoy applying
                             mathematical techniques and concepts,
                             using them to solve problems
                           • They will appreciate the importance of
                             maths in society, employment and study

                           • Two two-hour exams, each worth 50% and
                             covering a range of topics
     Assessment
                           • Pupils will sit either Foundation or Higher
       Process               papers, based on their abilities and
                             predicted grades

        Future
                           • A-Level Maths
         Study
                           • Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)
        Options

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French
  “Nelson Mandela said: ‘Talk to a man in a language he understands
and it goes to his head. Talk to him in his own language and it goes to
                                                           his heart.’”
                                 Emma Williams | Head of Department

                     • Pupils opting for French GCSE will carry on
                       from the same series of learning materials
 Description           used in the Third Form
 & Modules           • Pupils will study eight modules covering
                       different aspects of practical French, such
                       as education, travel and employment
                     • Pupils will be encouraged to take on even
                       more personal responsibility for their
                       learning of, and practice of, French
                     • There will be compulsory speaking and
                       listening sessions, including delivering a
   Skills &
                       presentation on a subject
 Knowledge
                     • Written foreign language skills are also
 Developed             becoming increasingly important due to
                       the use of online communications
                     • Pupils will also gain an appreciation of
                       French culture and the language within it;
                       through activities, literature and films

                    • 25% written exam on listening skills
 Assessment         • 25% practical assessment of speaking skills
   Process          • 25% written exam on reading skills
                    • 25% written exam on writing skills

   Future
    Study           • A-Level French
   Options

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Spanish
     “Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, so don’t
      hesitate to learn a subject you will find useful in the 21st Century.”
                                    Charlotte Ogle | Head of Department

                          • Pupils opting for Spanish GCSE will carry on
                            from the same series of learning materials
     Description            used in the Third Form
     & Modules            • Pupils will study eight modules covering
                            different aspects of practical Spanish, such
                            as education, travel and employment

                          • Pupils will be encouraged to take on even
                            more personal responsibility for their
                            learning of, and practice of, Spanish
                          • There will be compulsory speaking and
                            listening sessions, including delivering a
       Skills &
                            presentation on a subject
     Knowledge
                          • Written foreign language skills are also
     Developed              becoming increasingly important due to
                            the use of online communications
                          • Pupils will also gain an appreciation of
                            Spanish culture and the language within
                            it; through activities, literature and films

                          • 25% written exam on listening skills
     Assessment           • 25% practical assessment of speaking skills
       Process            • 25% written exam on reading skills
                          • 25% written exam on writing skills

       Future
        Study             • A-Level Spanish
       Options

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Science
 “Our courses allow students to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics
to their desired level of detail, encouraging interest and enthusiasm.”
                                    Nick Anderson | Head of Department
Available courses
Students will study either Core (with Learning Support), Combined or
Separate Science courses. All courses will take up two option blocks in
the timetable. The choice of course will be determined by prior
attainment, learning profile and assessment.
Core Science (IGCSE) with Learning Support
Students who require additional support for their learning will study
the single Core Science qualification, in tandem with timetabled
Learning Support lessons. Core Science covers topics across all three
sciences and results in one GCSE award.
Combined Science
Students who are more comfortable studying Science will complete
the double Combined Science course. This also covers topics across all
three sciences but results in two full GCSEs awards and enables access
to study any of the three sciences at A-Level.
Separate Sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Students wishing to study all three sciences separately will be
considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to prior attainment and an
interview with The Head of Science. This results in three GCSE awards.

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• The courses are designed for learners of all
                            abilities and aspirations, covering
     Description            interesting and engaging topics from
     & Modules              across the sciences
                          • The courses allow pupils to be awarded
                            across the whole grade range from 1 to 9

                          • Pupils' skills are developed and knowledge
                            is extended through a range of practical
                            and engaging topic investigations
       Skills &           • They will develop their analytical and logic
     Knowledge              skills, being expected to apply the correct
     Developed              scientific concepts and principles in a
                            range of situations
                          • They will develop broad knowledge of key
                            Biology, Chemistry and Physics concepts

                          • Core Science: 3 x 1 hr 10 min exams
     Assessment
                          • Combined Science: 6 x 1 hr 15 min exams
       Process
                          • Separate Sciences: 6 x 1 hr 45 min exams

                          • Studying the Core Science course provides
                            a practical foundation for many areas of
                            study and counts as a full GCSE for
                            employment or university applications,
       Future
                            however it does not enable a student to
        Study               progress to study an individual science
       Options              course at A-Level
                          • Both the Combined and Separate Science
                            courses allow students to continue their
                            science studies into A-level

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BTEC Countryside & Environment
“Making best use of our outstanding rural location and facilities, and
 working with business, we deliver an interesting and broad course.”
                      Elisabeth Carr | Director of Land-Based Studies

                    • Pupils will develop their skills and
                      knowledge through hands-on learning,
 Description          inside and outside the classroom
 & Modules          • There are three main modules of 'Animal
                      & Plant Husbandry', 'Estate Maintenance'
                      and 'Conservation of British Habitats'
                    • Pupils develop knowledge of a diverse
                      range of rural and countryside topics,
                      such as a broad knowledge of different
                      habitats and practical construction skills
   Skills &         • We have great links with rural businesses,
                      enabling fascinating visits and practical
 Knowledge            assignments
 Developed          • As well as in-depth subject-specific skills,
                      pupils will develop transferable skills in
                      teamwork, effective communication,
                      report writing, and visual and verbal
                      presentation skills

                    • Assessment is ongoing over the two years,
                      with multiple assignments set
Assessment
                    • Assignment types include written reports,
  Process             completion of practical tasks and formal
                      presentations on topics

  Future
   Study            • BTEC Level 3 Countryside Management
  Options

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BTEC Creative Media Production
   “Building the theoretical and practical skills to work within one of the
                             UK’s most exciting and booming industries.”
                              Angela Giesens | Director of Digital Learning

                          • As well as gaining a theoretical
                            understanding of different media
                            industries, pupils will build up a portfolio
     Description            of production work in different formats
     & Modules            • The three components of the course are
                            'Exploring Media Products', 'Developing
                            Digital Media Production Skills', and
                            'Creating Media in Response to a Brief'
                          • The course gives pupils the chance to
                            develop sector-specific knowledge and
                            skills in a well-equipped creative studio,
                            plus learn relevant theory and processes
                          • They will develop aptitude in creative
       Skills &
                            media production, including developing
     Knowledge              an idea, production, and post-production
     Developed            • They will learn processes that underpin
                            the industry, such as responding to briefs,
                            project planning and seeking feedback
                          • They will develop transferable skills, such
                            as time management and communication

                          • Assessment is ongoing over the two years,
                            with multiple assignments set
     Assessment
                          • Internally-assessed assignments will take
       Process              place for the first two components, with
                            'Response to a Brief' externally-assessed

       Future
                          • BTEC Level 3 Film & TV Visual Effects
        Study
                          • BTEC Level 3 Digital Content Production
       Options

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BTEC Horse Care
 “Learn about the care of horses and ponies using school equestrian
    facilities, while also building links with local equine businesses.”
                         Elisabeth Carr | Director of Land-Based Studies

                    • Pupils will develop their skills and
                      knowledge through hands-on learning,
                      inside the classroom, in the stables and on
                      the school farm
                    • There are four main modules of 'Feeding
 Description
                      and Watering Horses', 'Fitting Horse Tack
 & Modules            and Equipment', 'Horse Handling and Care
                      of the Competition Horse'
                    • Livery is available if needed, but there is
                      no requirement for pupils to be able to
                      ride or to have a horse stabled at school

                    • Pupils develop an in-depth knowledge of
                      equine topics, such as the daily care of
                      horses, their physiology and preparing
   Skills &
                      them for ridden exercise
 Knowledge
                    • As well as subject-specific skills, pupils will
 Developed            develop transferable skills in teamwork,
                      effective communication, report writing,
                      and visual and verbal presentation skills

                    • Assessment is ongoing over the two years,
                      with multiple assignments set
Assessment
                    • Assignment types include written reports,
  Process             completion of practical tasks and formal
                      presentations on topics

  Future            • BTEC Level 3 Horse Management, with
                      specialisms available in Yard Management
   Study              or Equitation (which includes riding skills
  Options             and equine careers)

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BTEC Hospitality
         “The course develops practical skills in food service and cookery,
           while building a broad knowledge of the hospitality industry.”
                                Leonie Monaghan | Head of Department

                          • Pupils will develop their skills and
                            knowledge through hands-on learning,
                            inside the classroom and the kitchen
     Description
                          • The modules studied are 'Introducing
     & Modules              Hospitality', 'Planning, Preparing, Cooking
                            & Finishing Food', 'Food Safety and Health
                            & Safety', 'Working in Hospitality'
                          • Over the two years, pupils study a balance
                            of theoretical topics alongside developing
                            practical skills
       Skills &           • In year one, they cook once a week, host
                            an event for invited guests, investigate the
     Knowledge              hospitality industry and sit a written exam
     Developed            • In year two, they develop advanced team-
                            working skills to work in hospitality, carry
                            out service at school events and continue
                            building their theoretical knowledge
                          • Assessment is ongoing over the two years,
                            with multiple assignments set
                          • Assignment types include observations
     Assessment             and outcomes of practical tasks (such as
       Process              cooking and serving), written assignments
                            and creating marketing materials
                          • There is also an externally-assessed exam
                            on 'Introducing the Hospitality Industry'

       Future
        Study             • BTEC Level 3 Hospitality Management
       Options

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BTEC Music
  “If you can move, talk, breath or smile then you can have rhythm,
melody and the potential to be creative. These abilities are in us all.”
                                   Nikki Budd | Head of Department

                    • This course allows you to engage with the
                      music industry, developing a range of
                      practical and technical skills
 Description
                    • There are three compulsory modules on
 & Modules            'Exploring Music Products & Styles', 'Music
                      Skills Development' and 'Responding to a
                      Commercial Music Brief'.

                    • Pupils will learn about the music industry,
                      product development and events
                      management in the compulsory modules
   Skills &         • As a practical introduction to life and work
 Knowledge            in the industry, students will develop
 Developed            transferrable skills including teamwork,
                      leadership and communication; develop
                      and perform music to a brief, and analyse,
                      evaluate and enhance their work
                    • Assessment is ongoing over the two years
                      from assignments including performances
                      and practical tasks, written reports and
Assessment            presentations on topics of interest
  Process           • The first two components are internally-
                      assessed
                    • The third component has an externally-
                      assessed written and practical task

   Future           • BTEC Level 3 Music (Performing)
    Study           • BTEC Level 3 Music Technology
   Options            (Production)

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BTEC Sport
   “Playing, watching or coaching – sport always brings people together.
   This course will open up all the opportunities that sport has to offer.”
                                      Sam Drewitt | Head of Department

                           • This course will equip pupils with the
                             theory, industry knowledge and practical
                             skills to pursue further study or a career in
      Description            the sports industry
      & Modules
                           • Modules covered include 'Fitness',
                             'Practical Performance', 'The Mind &
                             Sports Performance' and 'Leadership'
                           • Pupils will undertake a combination of
                             theoretical lessons and practical sessions
                           • They will develop knowledge in broad
                             areas such as fitness, sports psychology,
                             practical performance and principles of
        Skills &             training
      Knowledge
                           • They will be encouraged to plan and lead
      Developed              sports activities for others, with an aim to
                             encourage participation by all
                           • Valuable transferable skills will be gained,
                             particularly in the leadership and
                             motivation of individuals and teams
                           • Assessment is ongoing over the two years,
                             with multiple assignments set
                           • Assignment types include observations
      Assessment             and outcomes of practical tasks and
        Process              submission of a portfolio including written
                             reports, video clips and a presentation
                           • There is also an externally-assessed online
                             exam on 'Fitness for Sport & Exercise'

     Future Study
                           • BTEC Level 3 Sport
       Options

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Learning Support
 “With close support and encouragement, we promote and develop
    independent learning and living – at school and into adult life.”
                Laura Kleiser | Acting Head of Department & SENCO

                   • At this stage in their education, we offer
                     pupils up to three timetabled Learning
                     Support sessions each week
                   • Pupils should select this as an option if
                     they have received timetabled learning
 Description         support before, or if advised to do so
                   • In consultation with parents, colleagues
                     and any specialist education professionals,
                     the Head of Learning Support will
                     recommend one of two approaches
                     dependent on each pupil's needs
                   • Study Support helps pupils to develop
                     effective study skills, so they can access
                     the wider curriculum with the aim of
                     them becoming confident self-learners
                   • Sessions are run in small groups in an
   Study
                     open-plan classroom, with individual
  Support            desks and computers
                   • Teachers work very closely with each
                     pupil, offering support, teaching new
                     skills, and recommending solutions such
                     as specialist software
                   • Learning Support provides enhanced
                     support for pupils with more complex
                     needs or specific learning difficulties
  Learning         • We will help them achieve their full
  Support            potential at school, while also developing
                     confidence and learning skills for life
                   • Teaching is primarily one-on-one with an
                     extensive, tailored plan for each pupil

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