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MAKE
YOUR MOVE
TO SIXTH FORM

A Levels, BTECs or both!
                           Part of the
COURSE GUIDE 2020/2021     WINDSOR FOREST COLLEGES GROUP
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WELCOME
TO STRODE'S & WINDSOR COLLEGE

CONTENTS
Welcome                                                    2      COURSES
One Sixth Form – Two Colleges                              3      Art, Design and Media                                     14
Sixth Form at Strode’s and Windsor                         4
                                                                  Business, IT and Travel                                  26
A Level and BTEC Success                                   5
University and Careers                                     6      Humanities                                                32
Enriching Student Life                                     7      Languages, Literature and Culture                        40
Study Programmes                                         10
                                                                  Mathematical Sciences                                    46
Applying is Easy                                          12
Beyond the Classroom                                     74       Sciences                                                 50
Getting to College                                       77
                                                                  Performing Arts                                          56
Fees and Funding                                         78
Access and Higher Education                              80       Sport                                                    64
Courses at Langley College                               82       Foundation Learning                                       70
Index                                                    83
                                                                  GCSE Courses                                              72
Open Days                                                84

Together we are better                                            Welcome to our sixth
It’s been two years since we formed the Windsor Forest Colleges   form community
Group. Langley, Strode’s and Windsor continue to deliver some
incredible achievements and student outcomes with our group       Whether your ambition is to go on to university or employment,
now ranked 7th in the UK National League Tables.                  we are confident your time at either Strode’s College or Windsor
                                                                  College will prepare you for the next steps.
The 2019 A Level and BTEC results have cemented Strode’s and
Windsor Colleges’ position as leading sixth form providers and    Both colleges are unique and special, with a common backdrop
Langley College as the go-to for advanced technical skills.       of specialist, high quality teaching and leadership. Whether
                                                                  it’s Strode’s strong traditional heritage or Windsor’s modern,
With superb facilities, exceptional teaching and learning,        contemporary environment which appeals, you’ll find exceptional
outstanding student experience and outcomes and high              teaching and a supportive, welcoming and friendly environment
standards of advice and support, your sixth form experience       at our sixth forms.
at either Strode’s or Windsor will be rich and fulfilling.
                                                                  We’ll invest, motivate and inspire you to become confident,
                                                                  independent learners equipped to progress to the best
                                                                  universities, higher apprenticeships and careers.
                   Kate Webb
                   Group Principal and Chief Executive            We look forward to you joining Strode’s or Windsor College
                                                                  in September 2020.

                                                                                     Rowan Cookson
                                                                                     Principal

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ONE SIXTH FORM –
TWO COLLEGES
We offer two different programmes at Strode’s and Windsor
under one sixth form banner. Find out more about each
college below and explore our course options and combinations.

                                                      Strode’s College –
                                                      quality and tradition
                                                      With a long history behind us and an innovative programme
                                                      ahead of us, Strode’s offers tradition and progression in one
                                                      college. As a Strode’s student, you will be treated as an individual
                                                      and supported and encouraged to flourish academically and
                                                      socially. We are big enough to offer a wide choice of subjects –
                                                      but small enough to provide individualised learning where you are
                                                      known to our tutors and have a strong sense of belonging.

                                                      We are the largest provider of A Levels in north west Surrey,
                                                      offering more than 30 A Levels and a full range of Level 3 and
                                                      Level 2 BTECs. You can also mix and match A Levels and BTECs to
                                                      maximise your UCAS points and your ambitions.

                                                      Enjoy an all-round sixth form experience at Strode’s. Studying here
                                                      will be exciting and we will encourage you to develop individual
                                                      responsibility for your learning in a more adult environment,
                                                      combining high standards of academic learning with outstanding
                                                      enrichment opportunities.

                                                      Windsor College –
                                                      quality teaching in
                                                      a vibrant environment
                                                      Windsor College, located in the heart of Windsor, offers a vibrant
                                                      and dynamic sixth form experience, combining the best of
                                                      first-class teaching and outstanding facilities within a modern,
                                                      contemporary building.

                                                      Choose from over 25 A Levels and Level 2 and 3 BTECs, including
                                                      a number of courses which are unique to Windsor. The College
                                                      specialises in both academic and vocational subjects such as
  Our sixth form offers a more                        Art and Design, Creative Media, Performing Arts, Business and
                                                      Science. Like Strode’s, you can mix and match your A Levels and
  adult environment than school,                      BTECs to create a truly personalised programme.
  along with great support and                        The campus offers exemplary facilities including new science
  outstanding facilities it is the                    laboratories, recording studios and film editing suites, alongside
                                                      well‑equipped classrooms providing the latest technology.
  perfect bridge to university                        We’ve significantly invested in Windsor College so you can expect
  and employment.                                     a first-class learning environment.
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SIXTH FORM AT
 STRODE’S OR WINDSOR
 WHY GO ANYWHERE ELSE?

1                        High praise from Ofsted
                         “‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features” Strode’s
                         “High-quality practical classes in which they work with focus and purpose” Windsor

2                        High achievement rates at A Level
                         98% pass rate at Strode's and 95% pass rate at Windsor

3                        Outstanding BTEC achievement rates
                         100% at Strode’s and Windsor

4                        Two vibrant colleges with shared sixth form expertise
                         and a great sense of community

5                        Mix and match – A Levels and BTECs

6                        A*spire Programme at Strode's to stretch and challenge

7                        Accredited careers advice and guidance

8                        95% achievement rate for HE courses, and
                         89% for Access to HE

9                        Personalised tutors, individualised programme
                         of study and support

10
                         Outstanding UCAS guidance and support including to
                         competitive universities such as Oxbridge as well as
                         selective courses such as medicine and law
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A LEVEL AND BTEC
RESULTS SUCCESS

Sean Middleton                        James Davis                             Tallulah George
A*A*A – going to study Maths at the   A*AAB – going to study History at       AABB – going to study Classical Civilisation
University of Warwick                 Canterbury Christ Church University     at the University of Warwick

                                                                              Kajol Karwal
Emilie Wainwright                     Finn Sheridan                           D*D*D* in BTEC Level 3 Applied Science and
AAB – going to do an Apprenticeship   A*A*A – going to study Digital Film     Business – going to study Criminology and
at Unilever                           Production at Ravensbourne University   Psychology at Royal Holloway University

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UNIVERSITY AND CAREERS
     University                                                               Where our students went next:

     Support Programme                                                        • University of Oxford
                                                                              • King’s College London
                                                                                                                   • University of York
                                                                                                                   • University of the Arts London
     Our University Support Programme at Strode’s and Windsor will            • University of Hertfordshire        • University of Leeds
     help you prepare for top universities and art colleges including
                                                                              • University College London          • University for the Creative Arts
     the Russell Group universities, Oxford and Cambridge and
     prestigious courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Science and             • University of Reading              • Royal Holloway,
     PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics).                                                                       University of London
                                                                              • University of Westminster,
                                                                                London                             • University of Southampton
     We also like to work with parents and guardians to ensure you
     get the support you need. Our approach works – students                  • University of Cambridge            • Bournemouth University
     commented that they felt supported throughout the application            • University of Exeter               • University of Sussex
     process and interviews.
                                                                              • University of Liverpool

     Subjects our students went on to study:

              Drama, Dance, Music                        Law and Criminology                           Creative Arts and Design

              Nursing                                    Biomedical Science                            Engineering

              Veterinary Science                         Psychology                                    Business, Finance, Accounting

                                                            A*spire Programme
                                                            Our exclusive A*spire Programme is designed to stretch and challenge academically
                                                            gifted students. This programme will build your confidence and ability to
                                                            articulate well-reasoned thoughts, challenge conventional thinking and develop
                                                            strong arguments.

                                                            Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
                                                            Another popular choice for both Strode’s and Windsor students is a higher or
                                                            degree apprenticeship and we have an expert team of apprenticeship specialists
                                                            ready to guide students keen to explore this pathway.

            The teachers are so supportive
            and really pushed me to achieve,
            they are available outside of the
                                                            Careers and Employability
            classroom as well as in lessons.                University is not the only option for our students. Some choose to go straight into
                                                            careers, either through higher level apprenticeships or into training programmes in
            It’s thanks to Eleanor I secured a              industry. You will get all the careers advice you need, as well as guidance on CV
            scholarship – she spent so much                 preparation and interview technique. Our extensive industry links will give you an
            time helping me. It’s been great.               insight into the corporate world and will also allow you to take part in initiatives
                                                            such as Young Enterprise.
            Keeley Pears

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ENRICHING
STUDENT LIFE
Enrich your time at Strode’s and Windsor. Immerse
yourself in the range of activities on offer at
both colleges, all designed to enhance your sixth
form experience and strengthen your CV and
university applications.
You have a voice here at sixth form – so you can join in the
activities and while developing skills for democratic participation
you can make a difference, helping to shape our college for
the future.

Extended Project                                                       Duke of Edinburgh
Qualification (EPQ)                                                    Build confidence, resilience skills and demonstrate your resourceful
                                                                       side. With employers holding the award in high regard, you will
Students say the best thing about the EPQ (worth half an               also be gaining a competitive edge for the future.
A Level) is that they get to choose the topic and subject title.
The EPQ is particularly valued by universities and employers as
it allows you to develop independent research skills.                  Guest Speakers
                                                                       Guest speakers will be a key part of your college experience –
The Gold Arts Award                                                    an important opportunity for you to hear from a variety of people
                                                                       and experts.
This Level 3 qualification is worth 16 UCAS points and will benefit
those students aiming for art/drama school or university, where
portfolio-based interviews are required. It provides the opportunity
to demonstrate a specialism not studied at Strode’s.
                                                                       Sport
                                                                       Enjoy sport? There’s an exciting sports programme and extensive
                                                                       facilities at Strode’s, all also open to Windsor students. There’s
Student Union                                                          sports pitches, hall, courts and a well-equipped fitness suite.
                                                                       Weekly training and regular competitions are built into the
All students at Strode’s or Windsor are members of our very active     timetable and are compulsory for all Sports students. We are a
College Student Unions. You can either choose to become an             TASS accredited college providing support to talented athletes.
elected official, or simply enjoy the many opportunities on offer.

Trips and Visits
Our trips and visits are undoubtedly a highlight, both
complementing the curriculum and giving students national
                                                                                     The proportion of high
and international experiences beyond the classroom.
                                                                                     grades has risen across
                                                                                     the curriculum.
                                                                                     Strode’s Ofsted 2016
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You’re a name not
            a number at Strode’s
            and Windsor.

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PERSONAL
SUPPORT
You’re a name not a number at Strode’s and Windsor Colleges and we are dedicated to helping you
achieve your potential. Our expert support services are designed to ensure your time in the classroom
is more successful and your college experience more enjoyable too.

Personal Tutors                                                          Student Support
Your personal tutor will play a central role in supporting               Helping you fulfil your potential with a host of services and
your personal, professional and academic development. Group              initiatives to guide you successfully through your time at college.
tutorials and one-to-one meetings will help keep you on track
with your studies, as well as helping you plan for life after college.   • Our Careers and Employability team is always on hand to offer
                                                                           impartial and confidential advice and guidance on courses, careers

Learning Support                                                           and training.
                                                                         • Help to stay healthy with a range of services and advice for
The Learning Support team is able to help with literacy and                your wellbeing.
numeracy skills.                                                         • We offer an anonymous online support service called Big White
                                                                           Wall, which provides 24/7 peer and professional support with
They can provide support to assist learners with various barriers          trained counsellors.
to learning (dyslexia, dyspraxia, hearing loss etc.) via 1:1/group
                                                                         • Your personal tutor will be on hand for all things academic
support, assistive technology and exam access arrangements.
                                                                           (as well as providing a listening friendly ear).
                                                                         • Financial support – there’s plenty of expert guidance and
                                                                           financial support available to remove any barriers to learning.

           Please email student.services@windsor-forest.ac.uk
           for information about support at the college.

24/7 ONLINE & ANONYMOUS
SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH

                                                                                       Knowing Big White Wall
                                                                                       is there for me 24/7
                                                                                       gives me peace of mind

Free at your college                                                                                                                      16+

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STUDY                                                                                                                         Careers Support

PROGRAMMES                                                                       Course/Classes

HOW DO
THEY WORK?                                                                                                                                  Guided
                                                                                                                                            Study
Strode’s and Windsor students typically study three A Levels or a                  Enrichment
full BTEC Level 3 which is the equivalent to three A Levels. Level 2
students will complete a certificate alongside English and Maths
GCSEs. See the tables below for more information.                                                        Tutorial

Choose the right course and level for you:
  ACHIEVED OR
  PREDICTED GCSE GRADES                                 YOUR OPTIONS                                            YOUR PROGRESSION

  Five GCSEs grade 4 and above                          Three A Levels                                          University
  Including English and/or Maths                        Any combination for two years                           Apprenticeship
                                                        OR                                                      Employment
                                                        Study both A Levels and BTECs by mixing
                                                        and matching any combination for two years
                                                        to suit your future career

  Four GCSEs grade 4 and above                          Level 3 BTEC                                            University
  Including English and/or Maths                        In any combination for two years                        Apprenticeship
                                                                                                                Employment

  Less than four GCSEs                                  Level 2 BTEC                                            Two year, Level 3 programme
  Minimum of three grade 3s and one grade 2             Including English and/or Maths for one year             including A Levels, vocational
  including English or Maths at grade 3                                                                         courses or a mix and match
                                                                                                                combination of both

This will be based on your achieved or predicted GCSE grades, but if you’re not sure then come to an
open day and we can help you decide. See the back page for dates and times.

A Levels                                                                   Qualifications Explained:
With A Levels you can study a number of different subject areas.
These will give you the academic standing needed for university,            QUAL            BTEC LEVEL                     EQUIVALENT TO
Higher Education, employment or a higher level apprenticeship.              CODE
                                                                                            Level 2                        Approximately GCSE
                                                                            C
BTEC Level 3 courses                                                                        Award/Certificate              grade 4 or above

BTEC courses are industry-focused programmes. The perfect mix                               Level 3
                                                                            EC                                             One A Level
of practical and theoretical work is the ideal foundation if you                            Extended Certificate
are interested in learning more about a specific subject and know                           Level 3
the career path you’d like to take. Ranging from certificate level to       SD                                             One A Level
                                                                                            Subsidiary Diploma
extended diploma you can also gain valuable UCAS points – see
                                                                            D               Level 3 Diploma                Two A Levels
the table for details.
                                                                                            Level 3
                                                                            ED                                             Three A Levels
BTEC Level 2 pathway                                                                        Extended Diploma

The Level 2 BTECs are practical, hands-on and work related.                We are transitioning to new BTEC qualifications and therefore there maybe
They are studied over one year.                                            some variation between the qualifications offered at each college.

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UCAS points
Did you know that BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are
equivalent to A Levels and will give you UCAS
tariff points for university entry?

 BTEC                          BTEC             UCAS
                 BTEC
 EXTENDED                      SUBSIDIARY       TARIFF
                 DIPLOMA
 DIPLOMA                       DIPLOMA          POINTS
 D*D*D*                                           168
 D*D*D                                            160
 D*DD                                             152
 DDD                                              144
 DDM                                              128
 DMM                 D*D*                         112
                     D*D                          104
 MMM                 DD                           96
 MMP                 DM                           80
 MPP                 MM                           64
                                     D*           56
 PPP                 MP              D            48
                     PP              M            32
                                     P            16

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APPLYING IS EASY
FIND OUT HOW

Follow this simple step-by-step guide to applying
to study at either Strode’s or Windsor College.

   1
   Do your research
                                      2
                                      Get some advice
                                                                         3
                                                                         Decide on your
   Come along to an open day,         Not sure about course or level?    subjects or course
   explore our website and this       Talk to a careers adviser or       Check out the entry
   course guide.                      contact our admissions team        requirements to help point
                                      who will be happy to help.         you in the right direction.

  6Join the welcome day
                                      5
                                      Attend your
                                                                         4
                                                                         Apply online
   This is a chance to meet your      interview                          Visit windsor-forest.ac.uk and
   tutors and the other students on   This informal meeting with         complete the online form.
   your course and get a feel for     a course tutor is a great
   college life.                      opportunity to ask all your
                                      questions and make sure you
                                      are on the right course. Parents
                                      and guardians are welcome.

   7
   Pick up your exam
   results and enrol
   Congratulations if you get
   the grades, but don’t worry if
   not, come along to enrolment                    For more information call
   anyway and we can discuss all
   your options.
                                                   01753 793288 or email
                                                   admissions@windsor-forest.ac.uk

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Strode’s offers great teaching,
support and encouragement.

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ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA
Are you interested in exploring your creative talents and pursuing a career in advertising,
art, design, interior design, media or fashion? Now’s the time to hone that talent with the
UK’s booming creative industries – the fastest growing area of the British economy.

Art Studios and Resources                                            Where Next?
Strode’s College                  Windsor College                    Our students have gone to:
• Modern art, design and          • Modern art and                   Film and Television University of Edinburgh
  media workshops                   design workshops
                                                                     Architecture University of Newcastle
• Photography darkroom            • Performing arts studio
• Design studio                                                      Film Production Brunel University
                                  • Professional media suite
• Art studios                     • Recording studio and film 		     Media Studies University of Kent
• Textile classrooms                editing suite                    Fashion Communication and Styling Middlesex University
• Digitalised                     • Studio theatre
                                                                     Scriptwriting for Film and Television Bournemouth University
  computer rooms                  • Apple Mac suite
                                                                     Computer Animation and Visual Effects
• Apple Mac suite                 • Photography darkroom             University of Portsmouth
                                  • Fashion classroom
                                                                     Fine Art University of the Arts London
                                  • Window display and interior
                                    design classrooms as well as     Interior Design De Montfort University
                                    display windows                  Photography Roehampton University
                                                                     Digital Media Production Ravensbourne University

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Your future career
• Graphic Designer
• Film Director
• Visual Merchandiser
• Interior Designer
• Illustrator
• Costume Designer

Beyond the classroom
We have a rich programme of activity to further immerse you
into the wonderful creative world, from trips to the Graduate
Fashion Week and Victoria and Albert Museum, to exhibitions
including the end of year Creative Exhibition and the Print
Media Show.

  A LEVELS
                                                 Strode’s
                                                 College
                                                            Windsor
                                                            College   WHY I CHOSE
 Art and Design (Fine Art)

 Art and Design (Photography)
                                                                      SIXTH FORM
 Film Studies

 Graphic Communication

 Media Studies
                                                                      NAME: Saskia Robinson-Hoyer
                                                                      COURSE: A Levels in English Literature, Film
  BTECs
                                                                      Studies and Psychology
 Art and Design Level 3                             D         ED      WHERE NEXT: Digital Film Production at
 Art and Design (Fashion) Level 3                             ED      Ravensbourne University
 Art and Design
 (Photography) Level 3
                                                 SD/EC
 Creative Digital Media
                                                   EC
                                                                           You don’t need to worry, here the
 (Digital Content Production) Level 3
 Creative Digital Media
                                                                           staff are really caring about your
 (Film and TV Production) Level 3
                                                    D                      personal needs.
 Creative Media Production Level 3                            ED

 Creative Media Production Level 2                 L2         L2
 Graphics, Games and 3D Design
 Level 3
                                                              ED
 Window Display and Interior Design
 Level 3
                                                              ED

See Qualifications Explained table on page 10.

            Apply online
            windsor-forest.ac.uk
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ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART)
A LEVEL • TWO YEARS
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Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
Develop your technical and creative art skills, as well as              Fine Art is assessed through both coursework and an externally
learn more about the history of art. By researching the work            set, timed assignment. The coursework element is a personal
of historical and contemporary artists, you will gain a firm            investigation supplemented by written material and is worth
theoretical basis upon which to build your own practice. You            60% of your overall grade.
will develop a range of skills and refine areas of specific interest,
you will consider and appreciate tone, colour, form, rhythm,            The externally set assignment takes place towards the end of
scale, space and texture.                                               the second year. You will undertake preparatory work based
                                                                        around a particular theme and then create a final (timed) piece
                                                                        or series based on your preparatory work.
What will I learn?
Over the space of two years, you will understand the basics
of visual language by working on processes such as ceramics,
                                                                        Entry requirements
drawing, painting, mixed media and 3D sculpture.                        You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English,
                                                                        Maths and Art and Design or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art or a
The first year is very much focused towards skills development,         demonstrable interest and experience in the subject.
so expect lots of practical workshops and experimentation. In
the second year, you will naturally work more independently
and will have the freedom to work with particular materials
and processes.

ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
A LEVEL • TWO YEARS
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Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
This course will provide you with the practical skills to               A Level Photography is assessed through both coursework and
become a competent and confident photographic artist. You               an externally set, timed assignment. The coursework element is a
will develop skills in a range of photographic techniques while         personal investigation supplemented by written material and is
learning about the history of photography and the work of other         worth 60% of your grade. The externally set, timed assignment
photographic artists. As you progress, you will develop your            takes place over 15 hours towards the end of the second year.
skills and knowledge in both practical and contextual elements          You will undertake preparatory work based around a particular
of photography.                                                         theme and then create a final piece or series based on your
                                                                        preparatory work.
What will I learn?
Over the space of two years, you will investigate and practise          Entry requirements
several photography techniques and formats, including                   You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English,
portraiture, landscape, still life, documentary, fashion,               Maths and Art and Design or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art or a
experimental, installation and moving image (animation).                demonstrable interest and experience in the subject.
Alongside these areas of study, you will also acquire knowledge
about important photographic materials, processes, resources and
technologies. You will understand how to work with both digital
and film photography.

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FILM STUDIES
A LEVEL • TWO YEARS
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Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
This course is ideal if you’re a film-lover who wants to know how       70% of this course will be assessed through two 2.5 hour
films work. Film Studies is a theoretical course, focused on the        exams at the end of the two year course. One exam
analysis and deconstruction of films ranging from early silent          focuses on American and British film, the second on
cinema to 1930’s Hollywood films to contemporary, experimental          global, documentary, silent and experimental film.
international films. It also considers the work of specific directors
such as Alfred Hitchcock, Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino. You          The coursework element of the course makes up the remaining
will be invited to engage in critical debate based on film theories     30% of the qualification. For the coursework, you can choose
and theorists and produce your own creative piece.                      to create a short film (4–5 minutes) or produce a 1,800-word
                                                                        screenplay. As part of your coursework, you will also be expected
                                                                        to create an evaluation, reflecting on your work.
What will I learn?
Over the space of two years, you will study 11 films stemming from
a range of genres and disciplines. These include American, British,
                                                                        Entry requirements
independent, global, documentary, experimental and silent film.         You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
You will understand how films create meaning, elicit response           and Maths.
and deliver messages by deconstructing micro and macro
elements within moving image production. Using your theoretical
knowledge, you will also create either a screenplay or a short
film. By the end of the course you will appreciate the power and
influence of film.

LOCATION:               S   Strode’s        W    Windsor
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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
A LEVEL • TWO YEARS
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Course overview                                                           How will I be assessed?
Graphic design is an expansive and important part of modern               60% of the two year linear Graphics Communication A Level is
culture. Branding, magazines, websites, fashion, film and signage         assessed through a personal investigation. This is the only major
are all underpinned by graphic communication. This course will            piece of coursework you will undertake over the two years and it
introduce you to a variety of different graphic design experiences        is set and marked internally. 40% of the course is marked through
working with both traditional and new technologies. You will              an exam. This is a 15 hour exam, spread over three days. The exam
have the opportunity to work practically and critically, the              is preceded by a research and preparation period.
result of which will be a skilled and intellectual understanding of
graphic communication.                                                    Entry requirements
                                                                          You will need a five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English,
What will I learn?                                                        Maths and Art and Design or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art. or Design,
The course is broken down into several different areas of graphic         or a demonstrable interest and experience in the subject.
communication. You will have the opportunity to investigate
and create illustration, advertising, packaging design, design
for print, computer graphics, multimedia, animation, film and TV
design and web design. Some of the skills and techniques that
you will cover include: meaning, function, style, scale, colour and
content. Moreover, you will learn employment-based skills such as
responding to a brief.

MEDIA STUDIES
A LEVEL • TWO YEARS
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Course overview
You will enjoy this academic course if you have a serious interest        In the practical section of the course you will become competent
in the media, including TV, film, magazines and newspapers,               in Adobe Photoshop, design layouts, photography, film and
computer games, music video, social media, and online                     video editing. The practical coursework will be following a brief,
advertising. Over the space of two years, you will engage in              producing linked moving image and print productions.
critical debate, discussion and analysis in order to understand
the importance and power of the media. You will also put theory           How will I be assessed?
into practice by producing a cross-media creative piece of your           70% of the Media Studies A Level will be assessed through two
own design.                                                               final exams which will take place at the end of your second year.
                                                                          One exam focuses on media products, industries and audiences,
What will I learn?                                                        the other focuses on media forms and products. The remaining
The theoretical part of the course will focus on a range of case          30% of the qualification is assessed through practical coursework.
studies across all the media industries, including vintage and            For this component, you will create a cross-media product, which
contemporary products. The purpose of the text, how the text              could incorporate either moving image or still image.
can be interpreted and its effect on the audience will be explored.
There is also a focus on the historical, cultural, social and political   Entry requirements
contexts in which the texts were created. We will also look at how        You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
the ideologies of the media producers are encoded within the              and Maths.
media texts that are produced.

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ART AND DESIGN
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FP3CART1S1      FF3NART1W1
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Course overview                                                        How will I be assessed?
If you’re a creative student with a serious interest in general        You will undertake a combination of mandatory and optional
art and design, this double award vocational course is for you.        units some of which are assessed by the exam board and are
Over the space of two years, you will be introduced to ideas           time bonded.
development, visual recording and communication and different
art and design materials and techniques. At the end of two years,      Entry requirements
you will have built up a portfolio of creative work, which will        You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English,
become more specialist as the course progresses.                       Maths and Art and Design or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art.

What will I learn?
Over the two years, you will learn the basics of visual recording
and communication, how to embark and execute a creative
process and become confident working with different materials
and developing different techniques. Drawing, painting, ceramics,
textiles, graphic design, illustration, printmaking and photography
are just some of the areas covered. As you progress through
your second year, you will have the opportunity to specialise in
a discipline.

ART AND DESIGN (FASHION)
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FF3NART2W1
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Course overview                                                        How will I be assessed?
Develop your technical and creative art skills in the world of         You will be assessed through both coursework and an externally
fashion. Over the space of two years, you will develop a range         set, timed assignment. The coursework element is a personal
of skills and refine areas of specific interest. You will learn to     investigation supplemented by written material and will be worth
consider the creative process of fashion design as well as how to      60% of your overall grade. You will undertake preparatory work
consider and appreciate the materials and techniques used. The         based around a particular theme and then create a final piece or
qualification is ideal if you’re intending to gain employment in the   series based on your preparatory work.
fashion industry or further study.
                                                                       Entry requirements
What will I learn?                                                     You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English,
Over the space of two years, you will understand the basics of         Maths and Art and Design or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art or a
fashion design. You will gain a technical understanding of fashion     suitable portfolio of work.
design and production and knowledge and skills in design, pattern
cutting, manufacturing methods and promotion to produce
fashion projects.

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ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FP3BART2S0
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Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
This course is a general art and design course, with a specific         This Extended Certificate is comprised of four units. Three of these
focus on photographic practice. To take this course you should          units are mandatory: visual recording and communication, critical
have a specific interest in photography and be enthusiastic about       and contextual studies and the creative process. These units
being creative. Over the space of two years, you will explore           account for over 80% of the course. The first two of these units
different photographic practices, techniques and methods. You will      are externally set and assessed by the exam board. You have the
also investigate the work of photographic practitioners in order to     flexibility to work within your chosen specialism (photography).
create your own work.                                                   The remaining 20% of the course is assessed through an optional
                                                                        unit: photographic materials, techniques and processes.
What will I learn?
This is a predominantly vocational course and an emphasis is            Entry requirements
placed on skills development and refinement. As such, you will          You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English,
be introduced to areas of study such as digital and non-digital         Maths and Art and Design or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art or a
photography, studio-based photography, photomontage, image              demonstrable interest and experience in the subject.
manipulation and darkroom skills. You will also learn about
important practitioners and creative theory, which will allow for
unique, considered practical pieces. Your work will be exhibited
throughout the two year course.

CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION
(DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCTION)
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FP3BMED1S1                                                                                                                            S
Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
This qualification is designed to provide a technical introduction to   This course is comprised of four units, taken over two years.
digital content publishing. You will develop skills in areas such as    Two are mandatory (Digital Media Skills and Digital Magazine
digital magazine production, image manipulation techniques and          Production) and two are optional (Writing Copy and Page Layout
coding for web-based media. This course is ideal if you are looking     and Design). Digital Media skills is an externally set and assessed
to progress to higher or degree apprenticeships, employment or to       unit. Digital Magazine Production, Writing Copy and Page Layout
further education and training.                                         and Design are internally assessed. There is no formal exam for
                                                                        this qualification.
What will I learn?
Over the space of two years, you will learn about the codes             Entry requirements
and conventions that magazine producers use to communicate              You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
with their target audience. You will learn how they generate,           and Maths or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Creative Media.
select and prepare materials to produce a completed magazine
cover and double-page spread. Putting this theory into practice,
you will design and produce page layouts. You will also gain an
understanding of the role and responsibilities of a copywriter in
today’s demanding and fast-paced media marketplace. Again,
this theoretical understanding will be put into practice, as you will
also be expected to produce creative copy.

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CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION
(FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION)
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FP3CMED3S1
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Course overview                                                       How will I be assessed?
This vocational qualification is a technical qualification which      Over two years, you will undertake 10 units. These will be both
will introduce you to television and film production. You will get    internally and externally set and assessed. Four out of the 10
hands on with industry standard equipment and software, which         units are mandatory and two of these (Digital Media Skills and
will allow you to create moving image pieces. Supplementing the       Responding to a Commission) are externally set and assessed.
practical element of the course will be the teaching of industry      The remaining two are internally set and assessed. There will be
knowledge and practices. As a result, you will leave this course      a range of both practical and theoretical assessments within
well prepared to enter the creative media industry.                   each unit. Evidence will be produced in the form of moving
                                                                      creative production, written work, presentations, imagery
What will I learn?                                                    and observations.
This two year course will give you a real opportunity to experiment
with moving image techniques. Specifically, the course teaches        Entry requirements
cinematography, editing, lighting techniques and sound design.        You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
Once acquired, these skills will allow you to create several moving   and Maths or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Creative Media.
image pieces over the two year course. This course places
emphasis on practical skills acquisition, which is underpinned by
theoretical knowledge.

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FF3NART1W1
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Course overview                                                       These include:
This challenging and exciting Level 3 course is designed              • Scriptwriting for film and radio
to expertly train students with skills for the Film and Television    • Understanding the film and TV industries
industries and also covers areas such as Radio Drama. Working         • Tailoring media for different audiences
to professional briefs, you will be immersed in every aspect of
                                                                      • Using our in-house green screen, sound booths
production, from scriptwriting to filming and editing and sound
                                                                        and sound studios
recording. Our courses are uniquely structured to remain relevant
and taught by experts with direct industry experience, using          • Producing music videos, sound effects, animation
cutting edge software suites.                                           and single camera drama productions

What will I learn?                                                    How will I be assessed?
Core units for this course include:                                   Our Diploma courses are graded at either Pass, Merit or
                                                                      Distinction and you will be assessed on a continuous basis
• Single Camera Drama
                                                                      throughout the various stages of the course. As this is a practical,
• Research Projects                                                   work-related course, you are assessed through creative projects
• Film and Video Editing Techniques                                   and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations,
• Sound Recording and Editing                                         activities and demands.
• Digital Photography
                                                                      Entry requirements
• Scriptwriting
                                                                      You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
We root these core units in a wide range of creative industries
                                                                      and Maths or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Creative Media.
and platforms to give you a dynamic outlook on media.

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CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
BTEC LEVEL 2 • ONE YEAR
FP2BMED2S0        FF2BMED1W0
                                                                                                                         S            W

Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
This is a one year qualification that will allow you to study and       This course is assessed predominantly through coursework.
create a variety of different media. The two main focuses of the        However, there are two mandatory exams, one focussing on
course will be moving image and print media. You will have the          audience, the other in industry, which equates to 25% of your
opportunity to create short films, digital audio editing, as well       overall grade. The remaining 75% is split into specialist units and
as page layout and design. This is underpinned by theoretical           assessed internally.
knowledge and industry and audience awareness.
                                                                        Entry requirements
What will I learn?                                                      You will need four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English
Over several units, you will be introduced to the basics of camera      and Maths or a Pass in a Level 2 BTEC/OCR First Certificate plus
work, visual narrative and audio and visual editing. The software       three GCSEs at grade 3 including English and Maths.
used is industry standard and will give you a real opportunity to
be creative. You will also be introduced to print media, which is
still an integral part of the modern creative media industry. Flyers,
brochures, magazine and CD covers may be designed as part of
the course. Finally, you will learn about the wider creative media
sectors such as regulation, business and job roles within one of
the biggest sectors in the UK.

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WINDOW DISPLAY AND INTERIOR DESIGN
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FF3NMER1W1
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Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
This vocational course is ideal if you’re creative and have a           You will undertake a combination of mandatory and optional
serious interest in visual merchandising, retail display and interior   units, some of which are assessed by the exam board and are
design. Over the two years, you will be introduced to ideas             time bonded.
development and different materials and techniques for use in
display and design. At the end of the two years, you will have built    Entry requirements
up a portfolio of creative outcomes, which often become more            You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English,
specialist as the course progresses.                                    Maths and Art and Design, or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art, or a
                                                                        suitable portfolio of work.
What will I learn?
Over the space of eight units, you will learn the basics of visual
recording and communication, how to embark and execute a
creative process and become confident working with different
materials and developing different techniques. You will explore 3D
design craft materials, techniques and processes as well as how to
manage a client brief. As you progress through your second year,
you will have the opportunity to specialise in a discipline.

GRAPHICS, GAMES AND 3D DESIGN
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS                                                                                                           W
FF3NMED4W1

Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
This practical course is built to cover a wide range of different       You will mainly be assessed through creative projects and written
graphics, digital and game design skills and give an understanding      coursework, which will then be reviewed against criteria from the
of interactive and video game industries. You will learn from           course specification.
specialist tutors with industry experience how to create exciting
projects using industry-standard software packages such as game         Entry requirements
building engines, Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier       You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
on both PC and Apple Mac. This course is great for those who            and Maths or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 Creative Media. In order
would like to use their artistic ideas in a technical way and move      to demonstrate your flair for media, we also recommend that
into web, animation or advertising based digital industries.            applicants bring some creative examples of their work to an
                                                                        interview, such as; film reviews, photography or previous media
What will I learn?                                                      coursework. Students with four GCSEs in creative subjects and
Key units for this course include:                                      an outstanding portfolio will also be considered.
• Digital Graphics
• Understanding Interactive Industries
• 3D Animation and Design
• Digital Video
• Graphic Narrative
• Sound for interactive Media

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Hone your talent in the
booming creative industries.
BUSINESS, IT AND TRAVEL
Whether you are a would-be entrepreneur or someone destined to climb the corporate ladder,
you will need the technical skills and the know-how to forge a career in the fast moving world
of business, IT and computing.

Business Facilities                                                Where Next?
and Resources                                                      Our students have gone to:
Our industry experienced lecturers lead a highly developed         Accounting and Finance University of Southampton
programme complemented by:
                                                                   Information Management for Business
• State-of-the-art classrooms                                      University College London
• IT suites with fast broadband, new infrastructure
                                                                   Computer Science University of Warwick
  and technology
• Guest lecturers                                                  Economics University of Nottingham

• Expert speakers                                                  Business Management University of Southampton
• Specialist workshops                                             Management with Marketing
                                                                   Royal Holloway, University of London
With both Strode’s and Windsor conveniently located just outside
London you will get to meet some interesting names in business     Business Studies Bournemouth University
and industry.
                                                                   Entrepreneurship and Management University of Reading
                                                                   International Hospitality and Tourism Management
                                                                   University of Surrey

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Your future career
• Business Consultancy
• Marketing
• Human Resources
• Games Designer
• General Management
• Finance
• Computer Support
• Travel Agent

                                                                      WHY I CHOSE
   The Business Centre of London
                                                                      SIXTH FORM
Beyond the classroom
                                                                      NAME: Jai Bhandal
With Business and IT being one of the UK’s thriving sectors, our
trips and visits have been designed to give you an insight into
                                                                      COURSE: BTEC Level 3 in Business Studies
this exciting global world. Recently students have enjoyed trips      WHERE NEXT: University of Nottingham to
to New York, the Museum of Computing, Cadbury World and a             study Management
taster day at the University of Portsmouth. Highlights from the
speaker programme include experts from the Bank of England
and medical research charity, DEBRA.
                                                                          I was looking for a different
With impressive industry links our Travel and Tourism students            environment to school which
get unrivalled behind the scenes access to leading international
employers including British Airways and Emirates. Our trips and
                                                                          was less formal and gave me
visits have been designed to give you a true insight into the             more independence.
many opportunities within the sector.

                                                 Strode’s   Windsor
 A LEVELS
                                                 College    College
 Business Studies

 Economics

 BTECs

 Business Studies Level 3                         SD/D      SD/ED

 Business Studies Level 2                          L2

 Information Technology Level 3                    SD
                                                                            See Computer Science
 Travel and Tourism Level 3                        SD
                                                                            A Level on page 48.
See Qualifications Explained table on page 10.

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BUSINESS STUDIES
A LEVEL • TWO YEARS
FP3DBUS2S1      FP3DBUS1W1
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Course overview                                                      How will I be assessed?
This is the right subject for you if you want to learn               You will sit three papers for this subject. Question papers use
about how the world of business functions, its role in wider         a variety of assessment styles, including multiple choice, short
society and links to political and international issues,             answer, data response, essay and case studies. You will be
such as workforce migration, globalisation, marketing and            required to demonstrate good numeracy skills across
financial performance. The specification and assessment will         all papers.
encourage you to follow business developments and think
critically about contemporary business issues.                       Entry requirements
                                                                     You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
What will I learn?                                                   and Maths.
You will learn about decision making to improve marketing,
operational, financial and human resource performance. You will
analyse the strategic position of a business, choose a strategic
direction and discuss how to pursue and manage strategic
change. Real life case studies, video clips and group work are
used to add variety to classwork and make it easier for you to
apply your knowledge and skills.

ECONOMICS
A LEVEL • TWO YEARS
FP3DECO3S1      FP3DECO2W1
                                                                                                                     S            W
Course overview                                                      How will I be assessed?
Economics is the right subject for you if you enjoy debating         You will sit three papers for this subject. Question papers use
economic issues such as inequality, immigration and how we           a variety of assessment styles, including multiple choice, short
should pay for healthcare. You will use and interpret data to        answer, data response, essay and case studies. You will be
analyse economic problems, discuss alternative courses of action     required to demonstrate good numeracy skills across
and support them with well‑reasoned cases. Keeping up to date        all papers.
with national and international trends is also important.
                                                                     Entry requirements
What will I learn?                                                   You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on each      and Maths at grade 6.
other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions
we make as individuals or families to the structures created by
governments and firms. An economic way of thinking can help
you make better choices. In themes one and two you will be
introduced to the nature of economics, how markets work and
why they fail. In themes three and four you will explore how
businesses grow and compete, the labour market, international
trade, inequality within and between countries, emerging and
developing economies, and the public finances.

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BUSINESS STUDIES
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FP3CBUS4S1      FF3NBUS1W1
                                                                                                                     S           W
Course overview                                                        How will I be assessed?
BTECs are widely recognised by industry and Higher Education as        The course is assessed by a combination of written examinations
the vocational alternative to A Levels. We offer a few options – the   and external and internal assessments.
Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level) or the Extended
Diploma (equivalent to three A Levels). We also offer the Diploma      Entry requirements
(equivalent to two A Levels) available at Strode’s only. The new       You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
content reflects the demands of employers and universities and         and Maths.
has a mixture of internal and external assessment.

What will I learn?
You will learn about various types of businesses, how to develop
effective marketing communications and the importance of
budgeting and financing a business.

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BUSINESS STUDIES
BTEC LEVEL 2 • ONE YEAR
FP2BBUS7S0
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Course overview                                                      How will I be assessed?
This course has been developed to encourage personal                 You will complete eight units during the year. Six of these are
development of knowledge and skills relevant to the business         coursework and two of them are exams.
world through participation in a range of vocational business
activities. You will apply your learning and skills in a work-       The coursework will consist of a mixture of written and practical
related context.                                                     activities. Last year we went to Enterprise Headquarters where
                                                                     students took part in a customer service role play activity which
                                                                     formed part of their coursework.
What will I learn?
You will learn the fundamental aspects of working in a business
from financing and marketing to dealing with customers
                                                                     Entry requirements
effectively. Additionally, the course will help you develop skills   You will need four GCSEs, three at grade 3 and one at grade 2
that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills        which must include Maths or English at grade 3, or a Pass in a
include team working, working from a prescribed brief, working       Level 2 BTEC/OCR First Certificate plus two GCSEs at grade 3
to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately      and one GCSE at grade 2 which must include Maths or English
completing administrative tasks and processes.                       at Level 3.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FP3BICT1S0
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Course overview                                                      How will I be assessed?
If you’re interested in an introduction to creating IT systems       The course is assessed by a combination of written
to manage and share information, then take a look at this            examinations, external and internal assessments.
course. The content of the course has been developed in
collaboration with employers and representatives from Higher         Entry requirements
Education, ensuring that content is up to date and includes          You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes required in      and Maths.
the sector.

What will I learn?
You will explore the relationship between the hardware and
software that form an IT system, and the way that systems
work individually and together. You will design, create and
evaluate database systems and explore how businesses use
social media to promote their products and services and also
implement social media activities to meet requirements. You
will investigate website development principles and design and
develop a website using scripting languages.

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TRAVEL AND TOURISM
BTEC LEVEL 3 • TWO YEARS
FP3BTRA4S0
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Course overview                                                    How will I be assessed?
This is the ideal course if you’re interested in working in the    You will be assessed through external and internal assessment.
travel, tourism, aviation or hospitality industries in the UK or   Just over 30% of the course will be assessed externally. You
overseas. You will have the opportunity to look at business and    will cover the operational and practical elements of working
destinations round the world, understand who works for these       for a travel and tourism organisation, by incorporating tasks
businesses, where people travel to and why.                        such as designing your own tailor‑made itinerary, business
                                                                   planning and finance, and demonstrating that you can deal
What will I learn?                                                 with customers in a variety of situations with an increasing level
You will learn about a range of different types of tourist         of complexity.
destinations in the UK, Europe and overseas. You will also study
the components of the industry that are essential for travel       Entry requirements
in the modern age. You will have the opportunity to study a        You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
range of tourism businesses in depth and produce marketing         and Maths.
materials to promote a range of UK destinations.

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HUMANITIES
While technology is advancing at a great pace, employers will always highly value the skills
acquired through studying one of the humanities subjects – critical analysis, gathering
evidence and evaluating arguments.

Why Study                                                            Where Next?
Humanities at Strode’s                                               Our students have gone to:
or Windsor College?
                                                                     History and Politics University of Sheffield
Alongside gaining an A Level highly valued by universities,
                                                                     Social Anthropology University of Manchester
the humanities also teach you critical skills such as:
• Strong communication and presenting skills                         Classical Civilisation University of Leeds
• Developing arguments and problem solving                           Geography University of Birmingham
• Ability to self-motivate and work independently                    History University of Reading
• Thinking logically
                                                                     Quantitative Social Sciences University of Sheffield
The subjects are taught in contemporary classrooms with the          Politics, International Studies and Quantitative methods
benefit of the latest technology, there is an exciting and diverse   University of Warwick
expert speaker and guest lecturer programme to make your
learning experience rich and varied.                                 Sociology University of Warwick
                                                                     Social Science University of Leeds
                                                                     Psychology Royal Holloway, University of London

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Your future career
• Marketing
• Journalism
• Financial Services
• Politics
• Publishing
• Accountancy
• Law

    Windsor College students visit to Auschwitz
                                                                      WHY I CHOSE
Beyond the classroom
                                                                      SIXTH FORM
Our humanities trips and visits and guest speaker programme will
give you a true taste of this fascinating and varied world. With
career opportunities ranging from journalism to law we ensure
                                                                      NAME: James Davis
you get an insight into the broad range of sectors the humanities
encompass, with recent visits including Auschwitz, the Romonov        COURSE: A Levels – History, Politics, English
Exhibition, the Houses of Parliament, the National Archive and a      and the EPQ
conference at Disneyland, Paris.                                      WHERE NEXT: History at Canterbury Christ
                                                 Strode’s   Windsor   Church University
  A LEVELS
                                                 College    College
 Geography

 History (Modern)                                                          Strode’s offers great teaching,
                                                                           support and encouragement. I feel
 History (Early Modern)
                                                                           well prepared to take the next step
 Law
                                                                           to university.
 Politics

 Psychology

 Sociology

  BTECs

 Applied Psychology Level 3

 Criminology Level 3

See Qualifications Explained table on page 10.

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GEOGRAPHY
A LEVEL • TWO YEARS
FP3DGEO2S1       FP3DGEO1W1
                                                                                                                    S        W
Course overview                                                    How will I be assessed?
Are you interested in today’s world? Do you want to learn          Two exams of two hours and 30 minutes taken in the summer
more about topical issues currently in the news – such as river    of the second year, each worth 40% of the final grade, plus
flooding, coastal management, problems of rapid population         a coursework component worth 20% based on the fieldwork
growth and the environmental impact of energy production?          carried out locally and on the residential trip.
Then geography is the subject for you! This stimulating subject
builds on knowledge gained at GCSE.                                Entry requirements
                                                                   You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 and above including
What will I learn?                                                 English, Maths a grade 5 in Geography if taken.
This is an ideal course to investigate a range of current global
problems, develop your research skills and experience fieldwork
in a variety of locations. You will analyse information in
graphical, photographic and cartographic formats, for example
water and carbon cycle, hazards, coasts, changing places,
global systems and governance and resource security.

HISTORY (MODERN)
A LEVEL • TWO YEARS
FP3DHIS2S1      FP3DHIS1W1
                                                                                                                    S        W
Course overview                                                    How will I be assessed?
British History from the late 18th to early 20th centuries, and    At the end of this two year course you will sit three
European and World History in the 20th Century. The British        written examinations:
breadth study looks at the evolution of British democracy
1780–1928. The study of 20th Century Germany and Spain,            Paper 1 – Two hours and 15 minutes – three essays.
considers how each nation saw democracy vanquished by              Paper 2 – One hour and 30 minutes – two essays.
right-wing dictatorships and then subsequently regained.
The economic and social development of Germany and                 Paper 3 – Two hours and 15 minutes – three essays.
Spain is studied in as much depth as their political evolution.
                                                                   Coursework – 4,000 word independently
                                                                   researched assignment.
What will I learn?
You will learn the skills of extended analytical essay writing,
primary source analysis and the evaluation of historical
                                                                   Entry requirements
interpretation, as well as research, debating and presentation     You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 and above including
skills. You will complete an independent coursework assignment     grade 5 in English Language and Grade 5 in History.
on the historical debate surrounding the origins of the Cold
War 1945–53.

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