Selby College School Leaver Prospectus 2024/25 - YOUR JOURNEY YOUR CAREER IT STARTS HERE

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School Leaver
Prospectus 2024/25

Selby College School Leaver Prospectus 2024/25 - YOUR JOURNEY YOUR CAREER IT STARTS HERE
Hello and welcome to Selby College’s                                                       Contents
                                       2024/25 School Leaver Prospectus.
                                       At Selby College, our ethos has always       Computing & Design, providing learners
                                       been about providing a well-rounded          with a route to gain skills and knowledge
                                                                                                                                   Your Journey, Your Choice ����������������������� 04                                               Sixth Form Courses                                                                                            T Level Courses
                                                                                                                                   Your Study Programme����������������������������������� 06
                                       education for our students based on          in their chosen area.                                                                                                                              Art, Design & Photography����������������������������� 26                                                    Construction ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 40
                                                                                                                                   Course Levels Explained���������������������������������07
                                       their individual choices, capabilities and   Learners can also progress from Level                                                                                                               A Level Art & Design                                                                                        Digital Support Services ������������������������������������ 40
                                                                                                                                   How to Apply������������������������������������������������������������������ 08
                                       aspirations – ensuring that they can         1 right up to Level 6 via our University                                                                                                             (Photography & Art) ����������������������������������������������� 26                                     Education & Childcare ���������������������������������������������41
                                                                                                                                   Transport Routes ����������������������������������������������������� 09
                                       reach their full potential and achieve       Centre, meaning you can achieve a full                                                                                                             Business & Management ����������������������������������� 26                                                 Health ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������41
                                                                                                                                   Enriching Your Experience ����������������������� 10
                                       their future ambitions.                      degree right here at Selby College.                                                                                                                  A Level Business ��������������������������������������������������������� 26
                                       We do this by creating a well-rounded
                                                                                                                                   Sport Enrichment ������������������������������������������������������ 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Computing��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27                Vocational Courses
                                                                                    We hope that this guide will provide you       Student Central ������������������������������������������������������������ 14

                                       curriculum which is developed in                                                                                                                                                                  A Level Computer Science ������������������������� 27                                                      Animal Care ����������������������������������������������������������������������������44
                                                                                    with all the information that you need, but    First-rate Facilities ������������������������������������������������ 16
                                       partnership with our local our regional                                                                                                                                                         English & Humanities���������������������������������������������� 28                                        Art, Design & Photography�������������������������������46
                                                                                    don’t just take our word for it - come and     Work Placements ������������������������������������������������������� 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Level English Language ��������������������������� 28                                                    Business & Management�������������������������������������48

                                       partners, ensuring that our students have    see what we have to offer at one of our        Higher Education ����������������������������������������������������� 20
                                       the skills which are in demand now and in                                                                                                                                                         A Level English Literature������������������������������ 28                                                Childcare, Early Years &
                                                                                    upcoming Open Events, which are listed         Sixth Form �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22
                                       the future.                                                                                                                                                                                       A Level Geography������������������������������������������������� 28                                      Childhood Studies ������������������������������������������������������ 50
                                                                                    on page 98.                                    Mentoring for Excellence ���������������������������� 25

Sam Wright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Level History ��������������������������������������������������������������� 29                         Computing �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 52
                                       We understand that coming to college         In the meantime, if you have any               T Levels������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Level Law ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 29                    Construction & Civil Engineering ����������� 56
                                       is about more than just learning and         questions or need any more information,        Vocational Courses �������������������������������������������� 42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Film, Media & Television ������������������������������������ 30                                             Engineering ����������������������������������������������������������������������������64
                                       that’s why we are committed to creating      please call our Student Central Team           Apprenticeships���������������������������������������������������������� 92
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Level Media Studies �������������������������������������� 30                                            English for Speakers of Other
                                       an environment where our students can        on 01757 211040 email studentcentral@          Information for Parents������������������������������������96
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Maths����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 33      Languages (ESOL)�������������������������������������������������������� 66
                                       grow and thrive both academically and, or visit our           Additional Information ������������������������������������ 97
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Level Mathematics ����������������������������������������� 33                                           Film, Media &Television ���������������������������������������� 68
                                       personally. What’s more, our highly-         website                       Sustainability ������������������������������������������������������������������ 97
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Level Further Mathematics ��������������� 33                                                             Foundation Learning ����������������������������������������������� 70
                                       qualified, friendly and supportive staff                                                    Open Events������������������������������������������������������������������������98
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Certificate in Core Maths ����������������������������� 33                                                 Hair & Beauty�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 72
                                       will be there to support you every step of                                                  Key Dates 2023/24���������������������������������������������������99
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Science�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������34         Health, Social Care & Wellbeing �������������� 76
                                       the way during your time with us.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Level Biology ��������������������������������������������������������������34                           Hospitality & Catering�����������������������������������������������78
                                       You will be picking up this guide                                                          Selby College will take all reasonable steps to provide                                                A Level Chemistry �����������������������������������������������������34                                  Horticulture������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 80
                                       after what has been an exciting and          Sam Wright                                    the educational services and range of courses as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Level Physics �������������������������������������������������������������� 35                          The Prince’s Trust ���������������������������������������������������������� 82
                                       successful year for the College, following                                                 described in this 2024/25 School Leaver Prospectus
                                                                                    Principal and Chief Executive                 and in other related documents.                                                                      Social Sciences ����������������������������������������������������������������� 36                         Public Services �������������������������������������������������������������������84
                                       its merger with Wakefield College to                                                                                                                                                              Applied Criminology�������������������������������������������� 36                                         Science������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 86
                                                                                                                                  However, it does not guarantee the provision of such
                                       become the Heart of Yorkshire Education                                                    services. The provision of courses is dependent on                                                     A Level Psychology ������������������������������������������������� 36                                    Sport ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 88
                                       Group. This has enabled us to create                                                       there being sufficient demand to make their operation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Level Sociology������������������������������������������������������� 36                                Travel & Tourism ������������������������������������������������������������ 90
                                       even greater prospects for our students,                                                   viable for the College to run.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Applied Psychology ����������������������������������������������� 36
                                       including an expansion of our provision,                                                   At the time of publication (September 2023) all
                                                                                                                                  course titles and information were correct. Updates                                                  Sport ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������37   Apprenticeships
                                       enhanced enrichment opportunities, a                                                       to this Prospectus will be made to the online                                                          Applied Sport & Exercise Science�����37                                                                    Apprenticeship Programmes ����������������������� 94
                                       Group-wide sport programme and more.                                                       version available at
                                       This includes our brand-new range
                                       of Level 1 courses which span from
                                       Animal Care to Hospitality & Catering to
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1 Sixth Form (A Levels)                     2 T Levels                                   3 Vocational Courses                          4 Apprenticeships

Your Journey
                                                                   If you have a real interest in your         A new and exciting option for those          If you are looking for a course with a        An Apprenticeship is a real job with
                                                                   subjects, enjoy studying, are able          who prefer a combination of classroom        practical learning route that relates         training that gives you the opportunity to
                                                                   to work independently and thrive            theory and practical learning in a real      to a specific industry, then our wide         gain a recognised qualification as you

Your Choice
                                                                   in examinations, then an A Level            working environment. Get a head start        range of vocational courses can               work. If you are passionate about the
                                                                   programme is right for you.                 towards your chosen career by gaining        provide you with the practical skills and     type of industry you want to work in, an
                                                                   Our A Levels are focused on facilitating    the skills and knowledge sought after by     underpinning knowledge needed for a           Apprenticeship offers a clearly defined
                                                                   subjects to ensure the majority of our      employers in the industry.                   specific job or career.                       career route.
                                                                   students can progress on to Russell         T Levels follow GCSEs and are equivalent     While there are many subject areas to         We work with a variety of different
    Choose one of our five routes to success.                      Group universities.                         to three A Levels. They’ve been co-          choose from, it is worth bearing in mind      employers, ranging from small to large
                                                                   Students will choose 3 A Level              created by the industry you want to be a     that you can only study one vocational        who offer great opportunities to ‘earn
                                                                   subjects. The minimum requirement           part of, so you can gain the knowledge       qualification at a time.                      while you learn’.
                                                                   is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 (or       and skills you need to leap ahead of the     If you have a specific career in mind,        Apprenticeships are for anyone aged 16
                                                                   above), including Maths and English.        crowd and into your desired career.          prefer a practical way of learning, and       or over and they allow you to earn and
                                                                   Some A Levels will have additional          T Levels combine classroom theory,           assignments over exams, choose from           learn at the same time, meaning you
                                                                   requirements, such as a Grade 5 if the      practical learning and a minimum of 315      our wide range of vocational courses          have great prospects for the future!
                                                                   subject was taken at GCSE, or a Grade       hours (or 45 days) Industry Placement to     from Levels 1 to 3.                           We offer various levels of Apprenticeship
                                                                   5 or 6 in Maths.                            make sure students have real experience      Vocational courses prepare you to work        from Level 2 right through to Level 5 Higher
                                                                   Please see course descriptions for the      of the workplace.                            in a trade, in a craft, as a technician,      Apprenticeships (degree level). After
                                                                   individual entry requirements.              The two-year T Level courses have            or in support roles in professions such       completing your apprenticeship, you can
                                                                   BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificates          been developed in collaboration with         as engineering, accountancy, nursing,         progress to a higher-level Apprenticeship
                                                                   These can be taken alongside your A         employers and businesses so that the         medicine, architecture or law.                or one of the many university-level
                                                                   Level options and have the same delivery    content will meet the needs of industry      Our Vocational students gain experience       courses across our Colleges, into
                                                                   mode and UCAS points as A Levels, but       and thoroughly prepare students for          in real working environments with excellent   employment or on to university elsewhere.
                                                                   are more coursework based.                  work. They provide the knowledge and         equipment, ensuring you have the              Learn more about our Apprenticeships on
                                                                   The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)    experience needed to open the door           facilities you need to help you succeed.      pages 92 - 95.
                                                                   Students may also choose to take an EPQ     to highly skilled employment, a higher
                                                                                                                                                            The labour market is fiercely competitive
                                                                   in their second year, which is equivalent   apprenticeship or entry to university.
                                                                                                                                                            and employers can take their pick from
                                                                   to half an A Level and requires you to      + Equivalent to 3 A Levels                   a wide pool of candidates, so they’re         5 Foundation Learning
                                                                   produce a single piece of work of your      + 	80% Classroom, 20% Industry              looking for more than just qualifications     A mix of vocational study, tasters and
                                                                   own choosing, demonstrating evidence            Placement                                on paper. Studying a Vocational               English and maths, for those who would
                                                                   of planning, preparation and research.
    Everyone learns differently, which is why it’s important to                                                + Gain UCAS points for entry to university   programme with us can give you the            like to learn core skills and develop
                                                                   Find out more about our Sixth Form                                                       real-world experience that employers          their personal and social development
    choose a type of course which is right for you. This leaflet                                               Introduce yourself to T Levels on pages
                                                                   offer on pages 22 - 37.                                                                  are looking for.                              to prepare you for employment and
    will help you decide which type of course, as well as what                                                 38 - 40.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          building confidence in the workplace.
                                                                                                                                                            Explore our wide range of Vocational
    course level is best suited to you and how they relate to                                                                                               courses on pages 42 - 91.                     Find out more about our Foundation
    other qualifications.                                                                                                                                                                                 Learning courses on pages 70 - 71.

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Your Study                                                           Support
                                                                     You’ll have personal and group tutorials      Course Levels
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Still unsure on which path
Programme                                                            (called Goals) with your tutors, as well
                                                                     as further support from our highly            Explained                                                                           is right for you?
                                                                     skilled and dedicated team as needed.
                                                                                                                   Students starting at Selby College after leaving school will be able                Our team of expert Careers and
                                                                                                                   to study a range of courses from Entry Level up to Level 3 depending                Guidance Advisers will be able to
                                                                     Work Experience                               on their qualifications, with the option to progress to a degree-level              support you to make your decision.
                                                                     Placements                                    course (Levels 4, 5 & 6) at our University Centre, head to university, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                       When you have your interview they,
                                                                     Every student at College has the                                                                                                  alongside our experienced teaching
                                                                                                                   progress into employment.                                                           staff, will discuss the best route for
                                                                     opportunity to undertake meaningful
                                                                     work experience activities during their                                                                                           you based on your qualifications,
                                                                     time at College.                                                                                                                  expected grades and career goals.
                                                                                                                   Level      Duration       What it means                                             If you have any questions, please don’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                       hesitate to contact studentcentral@
                                                                     NAVIGATE                                      Entry      Up to 1 Year   No formal entry requirements for these programmes, or call us on
                                                                     Activities and experiences to develop         Level                     which are designed to provide you with essential life     01757 211000.
                                                                     skills through trips, visits, guest                                     and study skills. Following successful completion of an
                                                                     speakers, volunteering, enrichment,                                     Entry Level programme, learners can progress on to a
                                                                     clubs and societies.                                                    Level 1 course.

                                                                     English & Maths                               Level 1    1 Year         You will need to have gained Grades 1 and 2 in your
                                                                                                                                             GCSEs to study a Level 1 programme. These will build
                                                                     You’ll continue to study English and
                                                                                                                                             on your existing skills and upon successful completion,
                                                                     Maths until you achieve a Grade
                                                                     (between GCSE and 9-4). This will be                                    allow you to progress to a Level 2 course.
                                                                     timetabled to fit in alongside your course.
                                                                                                                   Level 2    1 or 2 Years   Equivalent to GCSE Grades 4-9 and you will be
                                                                                                                                             expected to have achieved at least four GCSEs
                                                                                                                                             at Grade 3 or above to enrol on to one of these
                                                                                                                                             programmes. Successful completion will pave the
                                                                                                                                             way for you to further your studies at Level 3.

                                                                                                                   Level 3    1 or 2 Years   You will need to have achieved at least five GCSE
                                                                                                                                             passes at Grade 4 or above to enrol, plus any
                                                                                                                                             specific entry requirements for individual courses.
                                                                                                                                             These courses vary in length, usually from 1-2 years
    Coming to College is more than just a course. Get the most out                                                                           depending on the programme.
    of your time at College with a study programme supported by
    Student Central.

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Choosing your course and making an application                                                    Getting to College is easy!

How to Apply                                                                                      Transport Routes
                                                                                                   Alongside Arriva bus services, the College also provides                                                                                                       Arriva Services

                                                                                                   its own transport to and from the College which students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  College Services
                                                                                                   can express their interest to use.
    Making a decision...                                                                          This map shows our current bus services
    Browse through the prospectus, come to one of our Open Events, and talk to your               to and from Selby College:                                                   S2                     415
    parents, friends, and teachers, about the courses you’re interested in to help you decide     If you cannot see the service on the map                                                                                                         Taxi
                                                                                                                                                                          in Elmet
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    what you want to study. If you are unsure what you would like to do, call us and ask for a    which is suitable for you, please visit the
    careers appointment or call our Course Information Team who will be happy to help.            Arriva website or contact Student Central                                   South             Riccall                    2                    Market
                                                                                                                                                                              Milford                                                           Weighton
                                                                                                  for advice on 01757 211040 or email
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    Apply online                                     Call our Course Information Team on                                                                                        Fryston                                                    OSM

    You apply online direct via the                  01924 789111 or email courseinfo@            Once you have applied to Selby                 S3                                                          North
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Duffield                        Naburn

    Selby College website -                 and we can            College, we will send you details of                                          Hambleton                            email you an application form.               how to get a bus pass, where your              Brotherton                                                                      Cawood
                                                                                                                                                           Byram                     Thorpe
                                                                                                  nearest pick up point is and answer any                                            Willoughby
                                                 ↓                                                questions you may have. You may be                                 Birkin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wistow                    Newport
    You will be invited for an interview for your first choice course only. This is your chance   eligible for financial support which can                                 Chappel          Brayton
    to ask questions about your chosen course and make sure the course is right for you.          help cover the cost of your travel to and                                             Burn

                                                 ↓                                                from College.                                 164                        Garforth                                        Selby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bus Station West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cowick Rawcliffe
    Congrats! You receive an offer in writing.                                                    Alongside our excellent transport links,                                        Brayton                                                                        Goole

    Whether you applied online or by form, you will need to accept the place by                   we also have ample parking on-site.                            Kellington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bus Station                                     S4
                                                                                                                                                         Beal                  Camblesforth                                           West Cowick
    returning the acceptance form that came with your offer letter or call the Admissions         Student permits can be obtained at a                                                                            Selby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bus Station
    Team on 01757 211133.                                                                         very low cost for the whole academic year.    476                               Carlton              Barlow                                Rawcliffe

                                                                                                                                                                              Snaith                                Barlby
                                                 ↓                                                                                                                                                    West Bank

    Attend a New Student Day event in July to participate in course related activities,
    meet other students and find out what College life is like.                                                                                                 Great Heck                          Temple
                                                 ↓                                                                                                                                                                           Cliffe

    We will invite you into College to enrol for your chosen course in August, where you
                                                                                                                                                   Eggborough                             S5
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    will become a full-time student.

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More than just the classroom!                                                                             1   2                                             3                                                         4

 Enriching Your
 Experience                                                                                                    5                                             6                                                          7

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 We make our courses varied and interesting by packing            1. 	Law & Criminology students enjoyed a   2. 	Public Services students braved some        5. 	Science students took part in a cancer         8. 	 Business students raised over £650 for
                                                                        whistle-stop tour of London!                 difficult weather conditions to climb             research practical at the University of York.         dog charities with fundraisers.
 in extra features like guest speakers, visits, and residential                                                      Pen-y-ghent.                                6.	Yorkshire Sculpture Park was a hit with           9. 	Pizza, fun activities and networking,
 opportunities or overseas trips. Getting involved in extra                                                    3.	Hospitality & Catering students                     Art & Design students.                                were on the agenda for the Annual
                                                                                                                     delivered a cookery demo at a local                                                                     Student Rep conference!
 activities can really boost your UCAS application to make                                                           food festival.
                                                                                                                                                                 7. 	Construction students excelled at the
                                                                                                                                                                       Guild-of-Bricklayers’ Yorkshire Region
 you stand out from the crowd!                                                                                 4.	Our Sport department celebrated success             2023 competition.
                                                                                                                     at their annual awards ceremony.

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as those who have yet to be given the
 If you enjoy sport, we have lots of opportunities here at   Our enrichment activities are available
                                                                                                         Football                                    opportunity to showcase their sporting      Sport Activators
                                                             to all students and are a great way to
 Selby College…                                              try new activities, develop skills and      Students have the opportunity to play       talents. With links to local professional   Students can apply for a number of sport
                                                                                                         for the Men’s First or Second Football      and semi-professional clubs, students       activator roles, including:

                                                             meet new people. You don’t need to be
                                                                                                         Team or the Women’s Team. The Men’s         will have the opportunity to play at the
                                                             on a Sport course to take part in our                                                                                               +   ECFA Activator
                                                                                                         First Team, who were league champions       highest level.
                                                             sport enrichment, so come and join in!                                                                                              +   Inclusion Ambassador
                                                                                                         in 2021/2022, play in the Association       Training is incorporated into the study     +   This Girl Can Ambassador
                                                             Teams                                       of College’s (AoC) Yorkshire & Humber       programme each week. Additionally,

                                                                                                                                                                                                 +   Mental Health Ambassador
                                                                                                         Men’s League and have represented the       sports science support is provided
                                                             Teams and clubs include Football,                                                                                                   Students are appointed to help raise
                                                                                                         area at the National Championships.         alongside the pitch-based sessions.
                                                             Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Dodgeball,                                                                                              awareness of key issues and develop sport
                                                                                                         The Second Team were also                                                               at the College and in the community. The
                                                             Indoor Cricket, Orienteering, Volleyball,
                                                                                                         champions of the English Colleges                                                       Activators will help to arrange events and
                                                             Table Tennis and even Zorb Football!
                                                                                                         Football Association’s (ECFA) Yorkshire                                                 sessions to encourage new participants.
                                                             These activities are available during
                                                                                                         & Humberside (West C) league in                                                         Students across the College are also
                                                             lunch and some compete in AoC League
                                                                                                         2022/2023. The Women’s Team play                                                        encouraged to take part in the AoC’s
                                                             matches every Wednesday afternoon.
                                                                                                         weekly fixtures in the ECFA Yorkshire and                                               national challenges, which promote
                                                             Students also have an opportunity to
                                                                                                         Humber League (West League). In 2022,                                                   physical activity and the benefits of it.
                                                             represent the College at the regional and
                                                                                                         the College’s Men’s 1st Football team                                                   As part of the challenges, Colleges
                                                             national championships in the sports
                                                                                                         won the AoC’s Yorkshire Men’s Football                                                  compete against each other to reach
                                                             mentioned above as well as Badminton
                                                                                                         East A League after going undefeated                                                    the total or engage the most students in
                                                             and running.
                                                                                                         throughout the season.                                                                  either running, walking or cycling teams.
                                                             Regional championships include
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tours of external sporting venues are
                                                             competitions against other colleges                                                     Sport Awards                                also available to students, with
                                                             within the county of Yorkshire and
                                                                                                                                                     The Sport Awards celebrate the              students previously enjoying a tour
                                                             the Humber, while at the National                                                       successes of our sports teams and           of PSV Eindhoven.
                                                             Championships, we compete against                                                       individual students from across the         Please contact the Sport Development
                                                             other colleges within England.                                                          academic year. The Awards include a         Officer on 01757 211025 or email
                                                                                                                                                     formal three-course meal before the for more
                                                                                                                                                     presentation of the Awards.                 information about joining a team or to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 enquire about coaching dates.

                                                                                                         Selby Football Development Centre
                                                                                                         The Selby College Football Development
                                                                                                         Centre (FDC) provides a platform for
                                                                                                         players who have previously been
                                                                                                         involved with professional clubs, as well

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Student Central
                                                                                                                                                            Activity Leaders                                   Student Voice Council                               Counselling Support
                                                                                                                                                            During your time at College you will get the                                                           Counselling offers a confidential space
                                                                                                                                                            chance to take part in enrichment activities       Each group at College has a class rep so that       to talk in privacy about anything that is
                                                                                                                                                            and we have lots that you can get involved in.     your voice is always heard and your opinions        bothering you. This may be online, telephone
                                                                                                                                                            Our activity leaders organise clubs, social        shared. If you’re a class rep, you’ll be a member   or face to face.

 Supporting Your Success                                                                                                                                    trips and visits as well as supporting the
                                                                                                                                                            Students’ Union. Take advantage of your
                                                                                                                                                                                                               of the student voice council (SVC) and will meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                               regularly with staff to help inform change and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Quiet Contemplation
                                                                                                                                                            timetable-free Wednesday afternoons!               improve things for students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rooms are available for personal reflection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for individuals.
 Feel Safe, Be Safe                              Safeguarding Support                               Young Adult Carers                                      Students’ Union (SU)
 You can talk to us about anything…              If you feel unsafe in any way you can tell a       If you are caring for a family member at                As a student at College you’re automatically a member of the Students’
 Bullying, harassment, violent or coercive       member of staff, call in to see staff in Student   home, our Carer Lead can work with you to               Union. Democratic elections are held annually for an executive
 relationship, abuse, drugs, home issues,        Central, or contact our Group Safeguarding         make adjustments to support                             committee of students. Any student can apply. Save money on the high
 homelessness, sexual harassment or vio-         Lead or Deputy Safeguarding Lead.                  you in College to ensure you                            street by buying a Totum Card at:
 lence, exploitation, mental health. We’re                                                          succeed with us.
 here to help and support you.

 Student Wellbeing Officers                                                Student Experience Support Leaders                                                                                                  Google Classroom                                    Volunteering
 If you feel overwhelmed either at College or by problems at home
 or you just need some support, whatever the reason, our Student
 Wellbeing Officers are here for you. Our team work closely with           We’re here to see that you adapt well to College life and receive the                                                               Google Classroom has lots of help, support          Do you want the opportunity to develop key
 students and other services both in College and outside of College.       support that you need to make the most of your studies. If you have                                                                 and advice which you can access remotely.           skills, become a leader, or work with other
 The team can support via 1:1s, small groups, corridor chats and a         any questions, queries or would like to speak to someone about                                                                      You will be given the code for this Classroom       students or young people? We have lots
 variety of other drop-in opportunities, such as Wellbeing Wednesday,      anything to do with your time at College, you can contact one of our                                                                during your first week at College.                  of volunteering opportunities available so
 time to talk cafés, C-Card registrations and more.                        Support Leaders.                                                                                                                                                                        please contact your activity leader!

 Financial Support                                                         Attendance Matters                                                               NAVIGATE                                                                                               Sports Activator
                                                                                                                                                            Navigate is a programme of events and
 We can provide information and confidential advice on                     We expect 100% attendance to all lessons on your timetable and this              activities to develop your wider and
 student financial support in Further and Higher Education.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Our Sports Activator organises the
                                                                           will give you the biggest chance of success on your course.                      employability skills. You’ll get a programme                                                           extra-curricular sports and activities across
 This includes information on the 16-18 Bursaries,                         You can check your attendance through ProMonitor, and if you                     for the year during induction and additional
 Discretionary learner support (for students aged 19+                                                                                                                                                                                                              all campuses, alongside offering you advice
                                                                           have any queries or need any support this can be raised with our                 activities and reminders will be advertised on a                                                       regarding any volunteering, coaching, and
 including childcare costs), Advanced Learner Loans and                    attendance team in Student Central.                                              weekly basis. For more information come and
 Bursaries, Care to Learn and free College meals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  training opportunities in sport.
                                                                                                                                                            speak to us in Student Central.

                                                 Careers Information                                                                                        Work Experience
                                                 & Guidance                                           Helping students
                                                                                                    Helping   students see the
                                                                                                                                 the link between
                                                                                                    between your courses and careers.
                                                                                                    courses   and careers.                                  Every student will take part in work experience activities through visits
                                                 For advice on courses and/or your future             Engineering apprenticeship                    Nurse   to workplaces, guest speakers, social action projects, work readiness
                                                 options the Careers Information and Guidance                                                               activity and through a work placement. Plan for your work placement
                                                 team is available to support you.                   A Level Maths                    Mechanical engineer   by asking friends and family, contact employers with your CV and
                                                                                                                                                            speak to our Work Placement Co-ordinator for more advice.
                                                                                                       BTEC Health & Social Care               Economist

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1. 	Jubilee Building includes main reception,

                                                          training Restaurant, Aspire Hair & Beauty
                                                          salon, sports hall, gym, Higher Education
                                                          study area, Student Central, refectory,
                                                          science labs and coffee shop, which
                                                          proudly serves Starbucks coffee.

                                                       Academy Building includes Sixth Form
                                                       centre, Learning Resource Centre, Achieve,
                                                       Celebrate and Excel (ACE) centre and the
                                                       ICT and Computing department.
                                                       Aspiration Building includes Construction
 Realistic working environments and much more!
                                                    4. Bricklaying Workshop.
                                                    5. Sport Pitches.
                                        5           6. Sports Pavilion.

                         6                      4

                         7                                                1


                                                       Renaissance Building includes the Art,
                                                       Design, Photography and Media centre,
                                                       and Health and Social Care department.
                                                    8. 	Engineering Building includes
                                                          Engineering, Institute of Technology
                                                          and brand-new state-of-the-art
                                                          Decarbonisation Labs.

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Your insight into the workplace                                                                                                         Our Work Placements Team is here to support you in
                                                                                                                                         finding work experience which is right for you.

 Work                                                                                                                                   The Work Placements Team will:
                                                                                                                                        + Inform you of placement and

                                                                                                                                           Apprenticeship opportunities
                                                                                                                                          peak to employers on your behalf
                                                                                                                                         and set up interviews with them
                                                                                                                                          repare you for your placement and
                                                                                                                                         support you while you’re there
                                                                                                                                          ake sure that you are in a safe and
                                                                                                                                         positive environment
                                                                                                                                          eview your placement with you,
                                                                                                                                         your employer and your tutor
                                                                                                                                        Many employers treat a placement like
                                                                                                                                        work, so you will need to be prepared to:
                                                                                                                                        + Research your chosen career
                                                                                                                                          reate a CV and prepare yourself
                                                                                                                                         for interviews
                                                                                                                                          ontact local employers about
                                                                                                                                         placement vacancies and pass
                                                                                                                                         the information on to the Work

                                                                                                                                         Placements Team
                                                                                                                                          ndertake a work readiness
 Work experience is a great way to build your skills and to try                                                                          assessment and attend workshops

 out a certain role or career before you embark on it.                                                                                  +B
                                                                                                                                          e prepared to undertake your

                                                                                                                                                                                    I really enjoyed taking part in Arm’s         Taking part in the programme has
                                                                                                                                         placement outside of the days
A work placement also enables you to get     project – meaning they can be fit around                                                                                               technology work experience day                given me a taste of what it’s like to
                                                                                        With the help of the work experience team,       you are in College
hands-on experience in the workplace,        your studies.                                                                                                                          and being able to interact with such          work in the field of technology and
                                                                                        I applied to take part in the NHS work          +B
                                                                                                                                          e punctual and keen to learn
helping to prepare you for your next steps                                                                                                                                          knowledgeable people in the technology        has further encouraged me to pursue
                                             Contact the Work Placements team on        placement where I was able to learn and          new skills
once you have left college.                                                                                                                                                         sector. It was incredibly inspiring to hear   a career in the sector once I have
                                             01757 211000 or email workplacements@      gain insight from nurses and doctors who
                                                                                                                                          eep a log and complete a                 all about the history of the company and      finished in education.”
Work placements can be carried                                                          are working on the frontline. This was a
                                                                                                                                         relevant piece of coursework while         the exciting work they are doing. They        Juliet
out throughout the academic year                                                        great opportunity to learn first-hand about
                                                                                                                                         on placement                               also gave us advice about the skills and      Computer Science student at Selby College who
as an extended placement which                                                          the different roles within the NHS and the                                                                                                completed a work placement with Arm, a global
                                                                                                                                          omplete an agreed placement of a         characteristics that employers look for,
runs alongside your course, block                                                       type of work that is carried out day-to-day.”                                                                                             semiconductor and software design company.
                                                                                                                                         minimum of 36 hours                        which was really valuable.
placements of 1-2 weeks or during non-                                                  Aimee
term time hours or as a commissioned                                                    Level 3 Health and Social Care student

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Why study with the University Centre at
                                              Rethinking    Heart of Yorkshire Education Group?
                                                                                                                               Course Area
                                                                                                                               Animal Management
                                                                                                                                                           Castleford   Selby   Wakefield
         at the
                                               University   · Our degrees are validated by some of the region’s               Art, Design & Photography		               ✓          ✓

         Castleford I Selby I Wakefield       Education        most well-established universities
                                                            · Over 92% of students positive about teaching and
                                                                                                                               Business & Management
                                                                                                                               Childcare, Early Years &
                                                                                                                                                                         ✓          ✓

                                                                                                                               Childhood Studies		                       ✓          ✓

         Get a degree level qualification at the               support (National Student Survey 2023)
                                                            · Our fees are lower than most universities
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         Heart of Yorkshire Education Group
                                                                                                                               Construction                    ✓
                                                            · Our small class sizes mean you’ll get exceptional               Engineering                     ✓         ✓
                                                               support and 1:1 time with your tutor                            Health, Social Care & Wellbeing		         ✓          ✓
                                                            · Our full and part-time study options mean you can               Media, Film & Television			                          ✓
                                                               fit studies around your existing commitments                    Music			✓
                                                            · We have multiple bursaries and scholarships                     Performing Arts			                                   ✓
                                                               available, based on individual circumstances                    Public Services		                         ✓          ✓
                                                                                                                               Science			✓
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                                                            As the courses we offer each academic year vary, please check      Sport
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                                                            our website or get in touch for the most up-to-date information:   Teacher Training		                        ✓          ✓
                                                            visit to find out more

                                                                                                       I chose to study my degree at Selby College because it was the
                                                                                                       best option for me. Why would I do a degree somewhere else
                                                                                                       when I can complete one close to home?
                                                                                                       It’s also cheaper and more accessible than university and the
                                                                                                       smaller class sizes mean you have the opportunity to explore
                                                                                                       things in greater detail. ”

                                                                                                       Joseph - Higher National Diploma (HND) Art & Design

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Your route to achieving excellence

                                                                                                                                                                               at Selby College


 At Selby College, we are dedicated to preparing our students                                                                    Sixth Form
 for their future and helping them achieve their goals.
Whether you want to go to the best        Our Sixth Form centre is home to a wide       We hope you enjoy finding out more       Our A Level curriculum is mostly
university, find your dream career or     range of A Level courses which are            about our first-class A Level offer at   delivered in our Sixth Form Building,

                                                                                                                                                                               ‘‘                                        ‘‘
progress to further levels of study, we   focused on facilitating subjects to ensure    Selby College.                           which has dedicated classrooms and
can help you.                             you can progress onto your chosen                                                      spaces for learners, with the Jubilee         I chose Sociology as I wanted to          I picked Selby College as I’d heard
                                                                                        If you are unsure about which A Level
                                          university or even the workplace.                                                      Building housing specialised science          learn about structures of society and     great feedback from past and current
If you have a real interest in your                                                     course is right for you in helping you
                                                                                                                                 laboratories, sports facilities and further   sociological concepts. I’m most looking   students. I always received lots of
subjects, enjoy studying, are able        Art & Design, Biology, Business Studies,      achieve your aspirations, contact our
                                                                                                                                 social spaces.                                forward to the crime and deviance         support from my tutors and there were
to work independently and thrive in       Criminology, English, Law and Psychology      friendly and supportive team who
                                                                                                                                                                               module, understanding what motivates      extra lessons and support available
examinations, then one of our A Level     are just some of the programmes we            will be able to help you choose which
                                                                                                                                                                               people to commit crimes.”                 if needed.”
programmes could be the perfect           offer, enabling you to study your favourite   options are best for you.
option for you.                           subjects at an even greater depth.                                                                                                   Tait                                      Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                               A Level Sociology student                 A Level Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry student

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A Level                                                                                                                                       Mentoring for                                                                      Progression
Success                                                                                                                                       Excellence                                                                         We provide excellent careers and next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 steps support, including work experience
We’re placed in the top 25% of A Level                                                                                                        Our Mentoring for Excellence programme has                                         and other enrichment opportunities, as
providers in the country, based on our
                                                                                                                                              helped many of our students achieve places at Britain’s top                        well as activities in College and visits
A Level Performance Systems (ALPS)
                                             99.4%                                            44%                                             universities, including Durham University, the University of                       further afield. We strongly believe in
Quality Indicator score. Analysis revealed   This year’s A Level pass rate was an             44% of all A Level results were high                                                                                               preparing students for their future,
that 49% of our teaching is marked as red    amazing 99.4%.                                   grades (A* - B).                                Edinburgh and the University of Oxford.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 which means not only making sure they
(nine subjects), which means it exceeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 know the right answers but also ask the
the top 25% of the national benchmark.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 right questions.

                                             9                                                Students secured places at some of Britain’s
                                             A Level subjects achieved a 100% pass            top Universities, including the University of
                                             rate, another fantastic year.                    Cambridge and the University of Sheffield.

                                                                                                                                              As part of the programme, we provide                                               We want our students to be independent,
                                                                                                                                              students with:                                                                     to think for themselves; ensuring when
                                                                                                                                                dditional support to ensure you are   +T
                                                                                                                                                                                         he chance to take an additional        they strive for a particular degree course

                                                                                                                                               aware of the opportunities available     subject to A Level and study for an      or job, they have all the necessary skills

                                                                                              The best thing about my time at Selby            to you.                                  EPQ to develop your academic skills.     and confidence to achieve their goals.

I had fantastic tutors who helped me get                                                      College was my tutors - they were all very
                                                                                                                                                inks with some of the UK’s best       +O
                                                                                                                                                                                         pportunity to attend enrichment        In addition to our considerable links with
the offer from Cambridge, including one      I really enjoyed the structure of the            supportive and helped when needed.
                                                                                                                                               universities.                            activities, including debates, current   different universities, we also offer other
who set up practice interviews for me.       learning at Selby College – it was more          I always received great support and
                                                                                                                                                ummer schools, work experience         affairs, political and economic          opportunities to progress, including a
They also really helped me prepare for       independent than high school and I               advice from my tutors, and I am incredibly
                                                                                                                                               and mentoring to support your            awareness and intellectual and           range of Higher Education courses and
the exams.”                                  really liked the campus.”                        grateful for that.”
                                                                                                                                               UCAS statement.                          academic development.                    Apprenticeship routes with local and
Alexus                                       Juliet                                           Ruby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 regional employers, here at College..
A Level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and    A Level Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science   A Level Psychology, Criminology and English
Geography student                            and Geography student                            Language student

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SIXTH FORM COURSES                                                 FUTURE CAREERS    Source: Pathways
                                                                                                                         SIXTH FORM COURSES                                                               FUTURE CAREERS    Source: Pathways

Art, Design
                                                                                     £17,480 » £37,640
                                                                    Graphic Designer		                                                                                                                    Network Technician		£23,400 » £55,120
                                                                    Games Developer		£19,000 » £70,000                                                                                                    IT Manager		        £27,040 » £63,960
                                                                    		               Starter   Experienced                                                                                                IT Technician		     £21,840 » £44,200
& Photography                                                                                                                                                                                             		                  Starter   Experienced

 LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                            ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                      AWARDING BODY   LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                          ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                      AWARDING BODY

 A Level Art & Design (Photography & Art)                                                                       AQA      A Level Computer Science                                                                                                       AQA

 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                  5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4, including English                 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                                5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4, including English
         years      · Portraiture                                Language OR Literature and Maths.                               years      · Fundamentals of programming                              Language and a Grade 6 in Maths.
                    · Still life                                 AND                                                                        · Fundamentals of data structures
                    · Product photography                        Grade 5 or above in an art-based subject (if                               · Fundamentals of algorithms
                    · Experimental imagery                       studied at GCSE).                                                          · Theory of computation
                    · Multimedia                                                                                                            · Fundamentals of data representation
                    · Photographic and art installations                                                                                    · Fundamentals of computer systems
                    · Moving image (video, film and animation)                                                                              · Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
                                                                                                                                            · Consequences of uses of computing
                                                                                                                                            · Fundamentals of communication and networking
                                                                                                                                            · Fundamentals of databases
                                                                                                                                            · Big data

Business &
                                                                    FUTURE CAREERS    Source: Pathways
                                                                                                                                            · Fundamentals of functional programming
                                                                    Business Manager		£19,410 » £41,800                                     · Systematic approach to problem solving
                                                                                                                                            · Non-exam assessment - the computing practical project
                                                                    Business Analyst		£27,510 » £59,260
                                                                    		                Starter  Experienced

 LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                            ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                      AWARDING BODY

 A Level Business                                                                                  Pearson Edexcel

 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                  5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4, including English
         years      · Marketing and people                       Language and a Grade 5 in Maths.
                    · Managing business activities

                    · Business decisions and strategy
                    · Global business
                                                                                                                                                                   I chose this course because I enjoy Computer Science.
                                                                                                                                                                   I particularly like the programming side of the course
                                                                                                                                                                   I find it challenging which helps push me to do my best.”
                                                                                                                                                                   A Level Computer Science student

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English &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Teacher		 £25,580 » £55,090
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Writer		  £17,310 » £37,290
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           £29,870 » £64,340
Humanities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Starter          Experienced

 LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                               ENTRY REQUIREMENTS               AWARDING BODY   LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                                    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                      AWARDING BODY

 A Level English Language                                                                                                     AQA    A Level History                                                                                                                          AQA

 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                                     5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4, including English          3       Two        Topics studied can include:                                          5 GCSEs Grade 9-4 including English
         years      ·T extual variation and representation                         Language and Maths.                                      years      · Tudors: England, 1485–1603                                        Language and Maths.
                    · Language and gender                                           AND                                                                 · How effectively did the Tudors restore and develop the            AND
                    ·L anguage relating to occupation, region, social groups       Grade 5 in English Language.                                           powers of the monarchy?                                           Grade 5 in English Language or Literature.
                      and ethnicity                                                                                                                     · The Cold War 1945-1991
                    · Child language acquisition                                                                                                        · Independent historical enquiry
                    · Language change and world Englishes
                                                                                                                                     A Level Law                                                                                                                              OCR
 A Level English Literature                                                                                                   AQA
                                                                                                                                     3       Two        You will learn about aspects of criminal law, for example            5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English
 3       Two        You will also study poetry, prose and drama under               5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English                   years      assault, homicide, defences and the property crimes of               Language and Maths.
         years      the broad topic ‘Aspects of Tragedy’. This includes a           Language and Maths.                                                 theft, burglary and robbery. You will also study aspects             AND
                    Shakespeare play, as well as a variety of reading from                                                                              of civil law including negligence, vicarious liability and
                                                                                    PLUS                                                                                                                                     Grade 5 in English Language or Literature.
                    different time periods and perspectives. In the second                                                                              nuisance. You also study Human Rights law.
                                                                                    Grade 5 in English Literature.
                    year of the course, you will look at the impact of social and
                    political protest writing, working with unseen texts as well
                    as a range of texts from the 1800s to the 2000s.

 A Level Geography                                                                                                Eduqas (WJEC)

 3       Two        Year 1 of the course consists of four main areas:               5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English
         years      · Tectonic processes and hazards                                Language and Maths.
                    · Landscape systems, processes and change                       PLUS
                    · Globalisation

                                                                                    Grade 5 in Maths and Science.
                    · Shaping places
                    Year 2 of the course covers:                                                                                                                                 I really enjoyed the social side of college and making new
                    · The water cycle and water insecurity
                    · The carbon cycle and energy security                                                                                                                       friends. My tutors were great at giving advice and always
                    · Superpowers                                                                                                                                                being on hand.”
                    · Health and human rights
                                                                                                                                                                                 A Level Psychology, Criminology and English Language student

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Film, Media &
                                                                                           Film/Video Editor		  £21,000 » £35,000
                                                                                           Lighting Technician		£26,000 » £37,000
                                                                                           		                   Starter   Experienced

 LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                                   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                      AWARDING BODY

 A Level Media Studies                                                                                                      Eduqas (WJEC)

 3       Two        Learners will work from the product outwards to debate              5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4, including English
         years      key critical questions related to the social, cultural, political   Language and Maths.
                    and economic role of the media.
                    Through studying media products holistically in relation to
                    all areas of the theoretical framework, learners will engage
                    with the dynamic relationships between media products,
                    media industries and audiences.
                    Learners will also consider established media forms
                    alongside more contemporary forms, developing an
                    awareness of emerging and evolving media.

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SIXTH FORM COURSES                                                                  FUTURE CAREERS    Source: Pathways

                                                                                                                                         £27,440 » £59,1100
                                                                                                                            		           Starter   Experienced

                                        LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                             ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                      AWARDING BODY

                                        A Level Mathematics                                                                                                           EdExcel

                                        3       Two        A Level Maths is divided into two areas; core and applied.    5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4, including English
                                                years      Core Maths builds upon your knowledge from GCSE               Language and a Grade 6 in Maths.
                                                           in topics such as algebra, coordinate geometry and
                                                           trigonometry. It also introduces many new areas such as
                                                           calculus (differentiation and integration) and series.

                                        A Level Further Mathematics                                                                                                       OCR

                                        3       Two        This Further Mathematics course consists of pure maths        5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English
                                                years      alongside optional topics from mechanics, statistics or       Language and Grade 8 in Maths.
                                                           discrete mathematics.                                         PLUS
                                                                                                                         Must be studied alongside A Level Maths.

                                        Certificate in Core Maths                                                                                                         AQA

                                        3       One        Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop          This is a one year course which is taught in
                                                year       real-life maths skills. What you study is not purely          conjunction with three A Level subjects.
                                                           theoretical or abstract; it can be applied on a day-to-day
                                                           basis in work, study or life and will include financial and
                                                           statistical elements.

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SIXTH FORM COURSES                                                                                                                                                                                                    FUTURE CAREERS    Source: Pathways

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Biologist		          £21,130 » £45,520
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Physical Scientists		£28,000 » £60,320
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      		                   Starter   Experienced

 LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                                   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS               AWARDING BODY   LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                      AWARDING BODY

 A Level Biology                                                                                                                   AQA   A Level Physics                                                                                                            AQA

 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                                         5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English           3       Two        Topics studied can include:                            GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English
         years      · Biological molecules                                              Language and Grade 6 in Maths.                           years      · Measurements and their errors                       Language and Grade 6 in Maths.
                    · Cells                                                             AND                                                                 · Particles, quantum phenomena and electricity        AND
                    · Organisms exchange substances with their environment              Dual Science at Grade 6/6.                                          · Mechanics, materials and waves                      Dual Science at Grade 6/6.
                    ·G enetic information, variation and relationships between                                                                             · Fields and their consequences and nuclear physics
                                                                                        Separate sciences, Grade 6 in Biology.                                                                                     Separate sciences, Grade 6 in Physics.
                      organisms                                                                                                                             · Further mechanics and thermal physics
                    ·E nergy transfers in and between organisms                                                                                                                                                   Must study A Level Maths alongside.
                    ·O rganisms respond to changes in their internal and
                      external environments
                    ·G enetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
                    ·T he control of gene expression

 A Level Chemistry                                                                                                                 AQA

 3       Two        The course covers the following topics:                             5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English
         years      · Organic                                                           Language and Grade 6 in Maths.
                    · Inorganic                                                         AND
                    · Physical                                                          Dual Science at Grade 6/6.
                    · Analytical chemistry
                                                                                        Separate sciences, Grade 6 in Chemistry.

                                            I’ve been working hard for seven years to be able to study
                                            Medicine at university. The College has been amazing at
                                                                                                                                                                                   I chose this course because I find Physics interesting,
                                                                                                                                                                                   it’s fun and it relates to the real world. I’d eventually like
                                            helping me get into university and provided me with lots of                                                                            to work as a school teacher, but would like to study
                                            support with my application.”                                                                                                          Physics at university.”
                                            Emma                                                                                                                                   Ebony
                                            A Level Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics student                                                                                     Level 3 Physics student

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SIXTH FORM COURSES                                                             FUTURE CAREERS    Source: Pathways

                                                                                Psychologist		£24,190 » £52,110
                                                                                              £23,840 » £51,350
                                                                                Social Worker
                                                                                		            Starter  Experienced

 LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                      AWARDING BODY

                                                                                                                                     ‘‘                                                ‘‘                                                ‘‘
 Applied Criminology                                                                                                       WJEC
                                                                                                                                     I had regular one-to-ones with my tutors          I would not change my time at college!             I always get lots of support from all my
 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                              5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English                  to ensure I was on track with my studies          I would like to become either a Lawyer,            tutors – I can ask questions and get advice.”
         years      ·C
                      hanging awareness of crime                            Language and Maths.                                     and could progress onto my next steps.”           Solicitor or Barrister in the future.              Elle
                      riminological theories                                                                                        Max                                               I’m hoping University will help me                 A Level Sociology, Maths and English Language
                      rime scene to courtroom                                                                                       A Level History, Sociology and Business student   choose which!”                                     student
                      hat safeguards are in place to ensure a fair trial?                                                                                                             Tilly
                      rime and punishment                                                                                                                                             A Level Criminology, History and English
                                                                                                                                                                                       Language student
 A Level Psychology                                                                                                         AQA

 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                              5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4, including English
         years      ·A
                      pproaches in psychology                               Language and Maths.
                      esearch methods                                       AND                                                     SIXTH FORM COURSES                                                                              FUTURE CAREERS     Source: Pathways
                      ocial influence                                       Grade 5 in Maths and Science.

                      iopsychology                                                                                                                                                                                                                     £10,040 » £17,410
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fitness Instructor
                      sychopathology                                                                                                                                                                                                Sports Coach		     £11,570 » £20,060
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     		                 Starter   Experienced
                      emory and attachment

 A Level Sociology                                                                                                          AQA
                                                                                                                                      LEVEL    DURATION    WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                                      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                       AWARDING BODY
 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                              5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English
         years                                                               Language and Maths.                                      Applied Sport & Exercise Science                                                                                                             BTEC
                    ·E ducation with theory and methods
                    · Family and households                                  AND
                                                                                                                                      3        Two         You will study a variety of areas, including:                          5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English
                    · Beliefs in society                                     Grade 5 in English Language or Literature.                        years       · Functional anatomy                                                   Language and Maths.
                    · Crime and deviance with theory and methods
                                                                                                                                                           · Applied sport and exercise psychology
 Applied Psychology                                                                                                      Pearson                           · Coaching for performance and fitness
                                                                                                                                                           You will also study one of the following units:
 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                              5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English                                         · Biomechanics in sport and exercise science
         years      ·P sychological approaches and applications             Language and Maths.                                                            · Specialised fitness training
                    · Conducting research                                                                                                                   · Physical activity for individual and group-based exercise
                    · Health psychology
                    · Psychopathology

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Your chance to take it to the nexT Level

 T Levels
                                                                                                                               THE NEX LEVEL QUALIFICATION

                                                                                                                              Key points:                       Is a T Level the right path for me?           Why would I choose an unpaid T Level
                                                                                                                               · Equivalent to 3 A Levels       T Levels are ideal if you have completed      over a paid apprenticeship?
                                                                                                                                                                your GCSEs and want to get the                T Levels give you the opportunity
                                                                                                                               · 80% Classroom
                                                                                                                                                                knowledge and experience needed               to experience an industry while
                                                                                                                               · 20% Industry Placement         to get a skilled job. They are two-year       you continue your studies, with the
                                                                                                                                 ain UCAS points to progress   courses designed to give you a head           opportunity to specialise later.
                                                                                                                                to university                   start towards the future you want.            While gaining practical experience, you
                                                                                                                                                                Will they be recognised by employers?         also achieve the qualifications needed
                                                                                                                                                                T Levels are designed with businesses         to move into a higher level of study, if you
                                                                                                                                                                and employers to make sure you have           choose to later. Apprenticeships are paid,
                                                                                                                                                                the skills and knowledge they are             work-based training for those who know
                                                                                                                                                                looking for in an employee.                   what occupation they want to pursue.
                                                                                                                                                                How long is the Industry Placement?           What can I do after completing a T Level?
                                                                                                                                                                An Industry Placement lasts around            T Levels get you work ready so that you
                                                                                                                                                                45 days, undertaken as a block or as          are able to successfully progress onto a
                                                                                                                                                                individual days. The specific length of the   skilled profession. You can also continue
                                                                                                                                                                placement and when it will take place will    studying with a Higher Apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                                                differ depending on your T Level.             or degree.

                                                                                                                              TAKE                                                                            If you would like to speak to one of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                              advisers to find out if a T Level course is

                                                                                                                                                                                                              right for you, please call 01924 789789 or
 T Levels are high-quality technical alternatives to A Levels                                                                                                                                                 email

 that combine classroom theory, practical learning and a
 work placement.
T Levels have been developed in          T Levels will follow GCSEs and are
                                                                                  Studying a T Level is helping me to build         TO
                                                                                                                                THE                             ‘‘
collaboration with businesses to equip   equivalent to three A Levels. Whether    my confidence and experience in working
you with the knowledge and skills to     you are hoping to gain the knowledge     with others, as well as teaching me                                           What I really enjoy about doing a
meet the needs of the industry.          and experience to open doors into        observational skills.”

                                                                                                                                                                T Level is that you can apply the
The two-year courses are designed to     further study, skilled employment or a   Layla                                                                         knowledge that you learn in the
prepare students for work by including   Higher Apprenticeship, Selby College’s   T Level Student                                                               classroom in your industry placement.”
a mixture of classroom learning and
on-the-job experience as part of an
Industry Placement.
                                         range of T Level courses can help to
                                         prepare you for your next step.                                                          LEVEL                         Hollie
                                                                                                                                                                T Level Student

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The NexT Level                                                                                                                     THE NEX LEVEL QUALIFICATION

 LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                              ENTRY REQUIREMENTS              AWARDING BODY       LEVEL   DURATION   WHAT YOU’LL STUDY                                            ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                  AWARDING BODY

 T Level Building Services Engineering for Construction -                                                          City & Guilds       T Level Education & Early Years                                                                                             NCFE
 Electrotechnical Engineering (Electrical Installation)
                                                                                                                                       3       Two        Topics studied can include:                                  5 GCSEs Grade 9-4 including English and
 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                                    5 GCSEs Grades 9 – 6 including English, Maths
         years                                                                                                                                            · Wider context                                             Maths.
                    ·H  ealth and safety                                          and Science.
                                                                                                                                                          · Supporting education
                    · Installation methods and termination of connections
                                                                                                                                                          · Safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing
                    · Systems and products used in electrotechnical engineering
                                                                                                                                                          · Behaviour
                    ·A  nalysing and using information to and from
                                                                                                                                                          · Parents, families and carers
                       electrotechnical systems
                                                                                                                                                          · Working with others
                    · Removal processes as part of system decommissioning
                                                                                                                                                          · Child development
                                                                                                                                                          · Observation and assessment
 T Level Building Services Engineering for Construction -                                                          City & Guilds
 Electrotechnical Engineering (Plumbing and Heating Installation)                                                                                         · Reflective practice
                                                                                                                                                          · Equality and diversity
 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                                    5 GCSEs Grades 9 – 6 including English, Maths                          · Special educational needs and disability
         years      ·H  ealth and safety                                          and Science.                                                           · English as an additional language
                    · Installation methods and plumbing and heating systems
                    ·S  ystems tools and products used in plumbing and                                                                T Level Health                                                                                                              NCFE
                      heating engineering
                    ·A  nalysing and using information to and from plumbing                                                           3       Two        Topics studied can include:                                  5 GCSEs Grade 9-4 including English, Maths
                      and heating systems                                                                                                      years      · Working within the health and science sector              and Science.
                    ·R  emoval processes as part of system decommissioning                                                                               · Health, safety and environmental regulations
                                                                                                                                                          · Managing information and data
 T Level Digital (Digital Support Services)                                                                               NCFE                            · Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
                                                                                                                                                          · Core science concepts including the structure of cells,
 3       Two        Topics studied can include:                                    5 GCSEs Grade 9-5 including English and                                   tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and
         years      ·U
                      nderstanding the business environment                       Maths.                                                                    immunology
                      thical and moral issues raised by our interactions with
                     technology, and the cultural impact technology has on
                     businesses and society
                      varied range of concepts around the digital support
                     services roles including data and digital analysis, digital
                     environments, legislation, project planning, security,
                     testing and digital tools

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