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Sixth Form Curriculum

Art and Design - Fine Art

Art and Design - Fine Art

Successful A level Art students can go on to study on a range of Art & Design foundation and degree courses, nationally and internationally, and train in their area of specialisation, before going on to become an Artist, Designer, Architect, or Arts Professional in a broad variety of specialist areas.

The creative and cultural Arts industries express and reflect the importance of creativity and culture in our society. All around us artists create the world we inhabit, and contribute to a thriving and important industry which has a vast range of exciting career options and choices. These can include working in Fine Art, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, or Architecture, for example, as well as many other possible creative Art & Design jobs and careers.

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Biology

Biology

We offer the OCR Biology A course. The course has units on Human Biology, which includes homeostasis, the immune system, communicable diseases and the circulatory system, Plant Biology which includes transport in plants and cell structure, Ecology which involves a field trip to look at biodiversity and classification and Biochemistry, and looks at nucleotides, DNA and so on.

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Business Studies A-Level

Business Studies A-Level

In this course, students will develop transferable skills that support higher education study and the transition to employment, including numeracy, communication, an understanding of the business environment and commercial awareness.

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Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business

The aim of the course is to enable students the opportunity to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the business sector.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

We offer the OCR Chemistry A course. The course includes units on Organic Chemistry, including hydrocarbons alcohols and haloalkanes, Physical Chemistry including enthalpy and Hess’s Law, Analysis and Organic synthesis which can be summarised as mass spectrometry and infra-red spectroscopy.

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English Literature

English Literature

Most A Level students go on to enjoy a university followed by a related career, most notably in the Arts (Languages, Literature, Journalism, Writing etc.). The in depth study, interpretation and analytical skills developed on the course helps students in a wide breadth of academic fields.

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Art & Design – Graphic Communication

Art & Design – Graphic Communication

Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, interactive media (including web, app and game design), advertising, packaging design, design for print, illustration, communication graphics, branding, multimedia, motion graphics, design for film and television.

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History

History

The course allows you to develop your understanding of events often studied at GCSE and the historical skills you have honed during Year 10 and 11.

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Information Technology

Information Technology

The qualifications aim is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. You will gain an insight into the IT sector as you investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations.

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Mathematics & Further Mathematics

Mathematics & Further Mathematics

Maths is one of the best subjects to help you develop your analytical, research and problem solving skills. Not only will studying maths help give you the knowledge to tackle scientific, mechanical, coding and abstract problems, it will also help you develop logic to tackle everyday issues like planning projects, managing budgets and even debating effectively.

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Physics

Physics

From September 2017, we will offer the OCR Physics A course. In Year 12 students will study Forces and Motion and Electrons Waves and Photons. In Year 13, they will move onto the Newtonian World and Astrophysics, and then Particle and Medical Physics. Whilst the course builds on many of the GCSE topic areas, the demands are far greater, especially in terms of the maths skills you are expected to use, but also in terms of concise explanations of difficult concepts.

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Politics

Politics

 

 

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Psychology

Psychology

This qualification offers an engaging and effective introduction to Psychology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by Higher Education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

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Religious Studies

Religious Studies

RS A level is a challenging, stimulating, and thought provoking subject. The course trains you how to write fluently, and how to develop concise and coherent arguments. You will also be able to explain, analyse and evaluate complex ideas and theories, and to link ideas together.

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Applied Science

Applied Science

 

 

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Sociology

Sociology

Human beings are social creatures and sociology helps you to make sense of the world. Sociology students will explore human behaviour as it relates to social interaction with individuals, social groups, and social institutions (e.g. the family, the workplace etc.)

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Sport

Sport

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport consists of 360 guided learning hours over the two year course. The course is equivalent to one A Level and all students must study 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are externally examined.

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Year 13 Parent/Carers’ Evening

Year 13 Parent/Carers’ Evening

4.30pm to 7.00pm Thursday 7th March 2024

We are pleased to invite all Parent/Carers’ to attend the Year 13 Parent/Carers’ Evening for your son/daughter on Thursday 7th March 2024 (4.30pm-7.00pm) here at St. Augustine’s.

All parent/carers have been invited to the schoolcloud system in order to make in person appointments with their child’s subject teachers. If you are a Year 13 parent/carer and have not receievd the invite (or have any questions regarding using the system) please contact the school office.