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Accounting A level

We are currently waiting for Exam Boards to release the new accredited linear specifications and once we have reviewed these, we will update the website with our choice of Exam Board. However, this subject should cover an introduction to various accounting concepts and principles, and demonstrate their application to a range of accounting situations.

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You can go on to study at university, studying a range of subjects from Economics, Business Studies, Management or Accounting and Finance. You can choose to go into the workplace and train to be a chartered accountant after college.

Reason: 
Our teachers love and are extremely passionate about the subject.
Reason 2: 
Our teachers are qualified accountants with excellent subject knowledge.
Reason 3: 
We have a host of resources that make the course enjoyable.
Reason 4: 
We guide our students on to the best universities in the country.
Reason 5: 
We equip our students with the skills needed for the workplace.
What will I Study: 

The course aims to teach the fundamentals of accounting. It is based on understanding the double entry system and learning how to prepare financial reports for sole-traders and limited companies. You will also look at the concepts guiding the preparation of these reports. In your second year, you will go on to look at the financial reports in greater detail as well as looking at what happens within an industrial setting, looking at how managers interpret financial statements to make costing and pricing decisions.

How will I be taught: 

Teaching methods include explanation of accounting techniques followed by practical examples and case studies. Students will also be encouraged to utilise the interactive learning resources available to confirm and facilitate learning.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessment is via 3 exams at the end of Year 2. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams and regular mini-assessments after each topic.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
AQA A level in Accounting
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BUS109
Entry requirements: 
5 GCSE's at grade A*- C including Mathematics and English Language.
Course Code: 
BUS109
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-business-blue
Course Options: 
BUS109CD1A
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:16

Biology A level

Biology is the scientific study of life itself. It involves knowledge of the wide range of living things and an understanding of the life processes that they all share in common. In this course you will study a broad range of topics from cell structure, biological molecules to physiology of mammals and plants as well as more specialist topics such as microbiology and disease. In addition, the biology B specification contains a large component of ecology, conservation and evolution.

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This course provides a suitable foundation for students who wish to study Biology other Science related courses in Higher Education. It is a requirement for those wanting to study medicine.

Reason: 
Supportive and innovative team of teachers.
Reason 2: 
Teachers have relevant industrial as well as teaching experience.
Reason 3: 
Regular additional booster sessions.
Reason 4: 
Well equipped laboratories
Reason 5: 
Regular additional activities suchas science club and STEM activities.
What will I Study: 

At Chichester you will study the Edexcel syllabus. The course is divided into seven topics, four of which are taught in the first year. Topic 1: Biological molecules; Topic 2: Cells, Viruses and Reproduction of Living Things, Topic 3: Classification and Biodiversity, Topic 4: Exchange and Transport. In the second year the additional topics are: Topic 5: Energy for Biological Processes, Topic 6: Microbiology and Pathogens; Topic 7: Modern genetics. The practical skills are delivered in an embedded style throughout the two years of the course and are assessed through a Practical Endorsement component which requires each student to competently undertake 12 practical assessments. Students should note that there is a significant maths requirement embedded within the 2 year specification and students will be expected to continually work on developing their mathematical skills.

How will I be taught: 

By a combination of theory and practical sessions. You will also be expected to carry out independent research and study.

How will I be assessed: 

The content of the seven taught topics are assessed through three written papers at the end of the two year linear course: There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel A level in Biology
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=SCI065
Entry requirements: 
5 GCSEs at grades A* - C (including a minimum of BB in Science or minimum of BB in Triple Science, C in English Language and C in Maths)
Course Code: 
SCI065
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
SCI065CD1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:28

Business A level

Business is a dynamic subject. You will learn about the diverse nature of business enterprise and the interdependence of the various parts of the business world. You will explore business success and failure, investigate local, national and global business markets, and understand how businesses need to adapt and respond strategically to the changing environment in which they operate to survive and grow. This constant evolutionary process makes business a fascinating subject.

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An A-level in Business can lead to any university course but particularly lends itself to business, accountancy and economics related degree subjects. With the background of how a business operates, this A-level will make you very employable.

Reason: 
Exciting student centred lessons with up to date and relevant examples.
Reason 2: 
Very high expectations to support students to maximise their potential.
Reason 3: 
Develop a highly invigorating learning environment for all.
Reason 4: 
All teachers have recent industry experience to bring the lessons alive!
Reason 5: 
Helpful and approachable staff who are passionate about success.
What will I Study: 

The syllabus is split into four theme areas and includes a pre-released research task. In theme area 1 and theme area 2 you will learn about how businesses work. You will be introduced to the marketing and people functions before investigating entrepreneurs and business start-ups. You will also explore how business finance and operations work, and understand the impact of external influences. Theme area 3 and theme area 4 move from functions to strategy. You will explore influences on business strategy and decision-making, and understand how businesses mitigate risk and uncertainty. You will also explore global business and the opportunities and issues facing businesses in today’s global world.

How will I be taught: 

The subject is delivered over 2 sessions per week, one AM and one PM. Students will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods such as group work, presentations, teacher led exposition, research projects, film, televisual and print based media. Watching the news and following businesses is key to success. You should have a real interest in the world around you and bring news stories and current issues to class each week to apply to your studies.

How will I be assessed: 

The A-level is formally assessed by three 2 hour exams at the end of the second year. Paper 1 covers themes 1 & 4, paper 2 covers themes 2 & 3 and paper 3 is an unseen exam. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel A level in Business
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BUS643
Entry requirements: 
5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including Maths & English Language and a determination to work hard. You will need to be sure that examination is the right assessment for you. 10% of this syllabus is A-level Maths, you need to be confident with the use and manipulation of numbers and figures.
Course Code: 
BUS643
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-business-blue
Course Options: 
BUS643CD1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:18

Chemistry A level

This is a two year course in A level in Chemistry. Chemistry is about the materials around us.You will look at the building blocks, atoms, and see how they combine to produce the different substances we use everyday. You will investigate how and why reactions happen, how to speed them up, increase their yield and look at their effects on the environment. You will do lots of practical work and develop your own skills. You will do lots of calculations so you need to like working with numbers.

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This course provides a good foundation for students who wish to study Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy and many other Science related courses in Higher Education. It is a requirement for those wanting to study Medicine or Veterinary Science.

Reason: 
Supportive and innovative team of teachers.
Reason 2: 
Well equipped laboratories with excellent technician support.
Reason 3: 
Well structured assessment through regular homework and testing.
Reason 4: 
Opportunities to develop good practical skills for HE or the work place.
Reason 5: 
Revision and support sessions available throughout the year.
What will I Study: 

The course is divided into 3 sections; physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. You will study some aspects of each section in year 1 with further topics in year 2. The course follows on from GCSE starting with the foundation topics of atomic structure and bonding, moles and equations, the periodic table and chemicals from oil. Further topics are introduced during year 1 including energetics, kinetics, redox reactions, groups 2 and 7 and more organic chemistry. Many of these topics are developed further in year 2 with some new areas incuding acids and bases, transition metals and organic analysis and synthesis.

How will I be taught: 

There will be 2 sessions a week, a 2 hour class and a 3 hour class with a half hour break. You will have one teacher for all your sessions. All classes will be in well equipped laboratories. Classes will include a mixture of presentations, demonstrations, group or individual practicals, quizzes, discussions and exam question practice.

How will I be assessed: 

There are 3 exams at the end of this 2 year linear course. Papers 1 & 2 will focus on different parts of the syllabus while paper 3 will focus on the whole course including practical techniques & data analysis. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
AQA A level in Chemistry
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=SCI021
Entry requirements: 
You will need 5 GCSE's at grade A* to C including English Language, a minimum 2 grade B's in Chemistry and a second Science or Double science and a grade B in Maths.
Course Code: 
SCI021
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
SCI021CD1A
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:26

Computer Science A Level

Students will develop an understanding of, and the ability to apply, the fundamental principles of computing and the ability to analyse problems through practical experience including writing programs. It will also contain mathematical skills related to algebra, algorithms, and number bases. Students will develop the ability to evaluate the individual, social, legal and cultural opportunities and risks of digital technology.

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There are a number of pathways available to you. The course could form a basis for progression into further learning, direct employment or an apprenticeship. You will develop the capacity to think creatively, analytically, logically and critically.

Reason: 
Excellent support from subject lecturers
Reason 2: 
Experienced staff who have worked in industry
Reason 3: 
The opportunity to study at an Ofsted Outstanding College
Reason 4: 
Encouraged to maximise potential
Reason 5: 
Work Readiness skills embedded into the course
What will I Study: 

We live in the Digital Age. Computer scientists design, develop, and apply software we use every day. You will study a range of units designed to develop your ability to design, write and test programs as well as theoretical concepts that include Big Data, Networks, computer architecture and the uses of computing. There is a computing practical project in year 2.

How will I be taught: 

Learning on the course will be varied. It is based in computer suites with weekly assessments. In-class programing exercises will develop the skills required for the Practical project. In addition to the 4.5 hours a week of teaching you are expected to do a minimum of 5.5 hours extra independent work to consolidate your learning.

How will I be assessed: 

At the end of year 2 there will be 2 written exams, each lasting 2 1/2 hours & worth 40% of the final grade. Paper 1 includes writing, adapting &/or extending programs in an electronic document that will be provided by the exam board. The computing practical project is worth 20% .

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Computer Science A Level
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=CIT635
Entry requirements: 
You should have a 5 GCSEs at level 4 / grade C or above including level 6 / B in Maths. In addition it is preferable if you have the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Computer Science course or equivalent.
Course Code: 
CIT635
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-computing-green
Course Options: 
CIT635CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:20

Drama and Theatre Studies A level

The emphasis of this subject is on making and understanding theatre. You will explore theatre from an actor’s perspective as well as those of the director and designer through practical text work, improvisation and discussion. You will look at plays in their historical and theatrical context, and examine the role of theatre in today’s society.

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Studying Drama & Theatre can lead to entrance into Universities and Drama Schools. It will also give you confidence and communication skills that will assist you in any future career choices.

Reason: 
Outstanding OFSTED inspection for Performing Arts.
Reason 2: 
Excellent support from subject lecturers.
Reason 3: 
High success rate.
Reason 4: 
Variety of enrichment activities.
Reason 5: 
Technical support in costume, sound and lights.
What will I Study: 

This highly practical specification provides learners with the opportunity to work as either performers and/or designers on three different performances. In Component 1 learners reinterpret a text to create a piece of theatre which is a combination of the selected text and original ideas. In Component 2 learners engage with a stimulus to create two pieces of theatre; one an interpretation of a text of their own choice and the other a devised piece. While preparing their practical work, learners will explore the work of two theatre practitioners (individuals or companies) of their own choice and then apply their research to their performances or designs. In Component 3, learners explore two complete performance texts and one extract from a third text, covering a range of time periods and styles.

How will I be taught: 

The course will consist of practical workshops and theoretical lessons. You will rehearse and present your practical performances in class; work on group projects and presentations relating to your set texts and participate in discussion and acting activities throughout the year. Attendance of theatre performance either live or streamed is encouraged throughout the year.

How will I be assessed: 

This is a 2 year linear A-level . 60% will be non-exam assessment and 40% will be exam assessment. The written exam for the studying of your texts will take place at the end of the two years. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
WJEC A level in Drama and Theatre Studies
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=PFA059
Entry requirements: 
You will need to have 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language and Maths. It is helpful, but not essential, to have GCSE Drama at Grade B/ Level 2 Performance at Merit or above. If you did not study drama at GCSE or achieved a Grade C, you will be required to attend an audition.
Course Code: 
PFA059
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
PFA059CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:26

Economics A level

Economics studies how people and societies make decisions that allow them to get the most out of their limited resources. You will look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade, financial markets, distribution of income and poverty. Economists are in healthy debate over these issues. It’s this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting and which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinion.

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Economics A-level Chichester College
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You could be working for big corporations, banks, the government, marketing, law, journalism or teaching. An A-level in Economics can lead to any university course but particularly lends itself to degrees in Economics, Finance or Business.

Reason: 
All teachers have recent industry experience to bring the lessons alive!
Reason 2: 
Very high expectations to support students to maximise their potential.
Reason 3: 
Exciting student centred lessons with up to date and relevant examples.
Reason 4: 
Develop a highly invigorating learning environment for all.
Reason 5: 
Helpful and approachable staff who are passionate about success.
What will I Study: 

The A-level course includes 2 themes: Microeconomics, which relates to individuals, firms, markets and market failure and Macroeconomics, which relates to the national and international economy. Students are expected to acquire quantitative skills and competencies relevant to the topic area and become familiar with economic facts, figures and statistics. Students will require strong numerical skills to succeed in A-level Economics.

How will I be taught: 

The subject is delivered over two sessions per week, one AM and one PM. Students will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods such as group work, presentations, teacher led exposition, research projects, case study materials, film, debates, discussion, televisual and print based media.

How will I be assessed: 

At the end of year two you will have three exam papers. The first is microeconomics, the second is mainly macroeconomics and the third is an unseen case-study. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel A level Economics
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BUS644
Entry requirements: 
Candidates will need to have 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including Maths & English Language and a determination to work hard and do well.
Course Code: 
BUS644
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-business-blue
Course Options: 
BUS644CD1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:18

English Language A level

English Language allows students to explore the ways in which meanings are created in spoken, written and electronic forms of communication. Students practise evaluating the impact of grammatical structures in a range of data extracts ranging from social 'chat' to academic materials. Exploring linguistic features enables students to understand how language shapes and creates viewpoints. Language debates are a key element of the course including youth language, texting and gender variation.

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This course is excellent preparation for Higher Education courses in linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. Independent study, analytical and communication skills developed aid career progression in marketing, advertising, journalism.

Reason: 
To be inspired in an interactive environment
Reason 2: 
To explore language issues in an inclusive class
Reason 3: 
To benefit from detailed subject knowledge
Reason 4: 
To enhance opportunities for university entrance
Reason 5: 
To access the range of resources and facilities available at Chichester
What will I Study: 

Students study linguistic features including: grammar, lexis (word choice), phonology (sounds), semantics (meanings) and pragmatics (meanings in context). How to evaluate the use of these features in a range of written, spoken and electronic forms of communication is studied. The issue of varying representations and how they are constructed for a range of different target audiences is studied. Students develop research skills by selecting, analysing and creating written extracts that create and challenge stereotypes. Students study a range of theories about how children develop language. These include Behaviourist, Nativist and Cognitive theories. They study stages of development, linguistic examples and additional studies such as the 'Wug test' and 'Fis experiment.'

How will I be taught: 

Lessons are designed to meet a range of learning styles and memory techniques. Activities include: discussion, matching tasks, problems solving tasks, presentations, 'you tube', radio and video extracts, linguistic 'games', tests, comprehension and other reading and writing tasks. Lessons include individual, pair and group tasks.

How will I be assessed: 

The A-level is assessed through 5 hours of examinations at the end of this 2 year linear course. There is also a 20% coursework component. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
AQA A level in English Language
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=LAN075
Entry requirements: 
You need to have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C and above including English Language and Maths.
Course Code: 
LAN075
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
LAN075CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:24

English Language and Literature A level

A Level English Language and Literature introduces students to a range of literary and non-literary texts from different time periods, social attitudes and cultures. The course gives students the opportunity to develop independent approaches, and to undertake paired and group work. This develops critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meaning, evaluating the significance of contextual factors in a range of different texts.

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English Language and Literature can open doors to a wide range of job prospects, with careers in teaching, law, journalism, publishing, advertising, human resources and management to name but a few.

Reason: 
Explore cultural, religious and historical perspectives.
Reason 2: 
To develop independent and imaginative thinking that employers value.
Reason 3: 
To study in a friendly and enthusiastic environment.
Reason 4: 
To discuss, debate and question your own views and opinions.
Reason 5: 
To develop a lively interest in culture,creativity and language.
What will I Study: 

The course is assessed by two examinations at the end of the year and a piece of independent study in the form of the course work.

How will I be taught: 

You will be taught 4.5 hours in the classroom a week split into two lessons. Learning is a combination of teacher-led discussions and activities based on student participation in the form of individual, paired and group work. Students are encouraged to share ideas and concepts and ask questions and explore their own opinions and views.

How will I be assessed: 

There are 5 hours of exams at the end of this 2 year linear course, Paper 1: Telling stories (3 hours) and Paper 2: Exploring conflicts (2 hours). There is also a 20% coursework component. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
AQA A level in English Language and Literature
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=LAN002
Entry requirements: 
5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English Language, English Literature and Maths.
Course Code: 
LAN002
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
LAN002CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:24

English Literature A level

A Level English Literature covers a range of set texts from different genres and time periods. Texts studied vary from Shakespeare's Othello to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Students are required to read texts in a variety of ways and respond critically and creatively, explore connections between texts, establishing links and relationships, use literary terminology and draw on their understanding of different interpretations.

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Careers in teaching, law, journalism, publishing, sales..... there are endless possibilities as the skills required on the course translate into lots of different occupations. The key study skills are focused upon on the course.

Reason: 
Interactive lessons involving group and pair activities.
Reason 2: 
Engage in a variety of stimulus activities.
Reason 3: 
Students can creatively engage with texts.
Reason 4: 
Actively discuss set texts.
Reason 5: 
Enhance university entry as Literature is a core subject.
What will I Study: 

You will study a range of set texts as outlined in the description of the course.

How will I be taught: 

You have 4.5 hours in class a week split between 2 lessons. Emphasis is placed on discussion and activities to do with set texts though occasional lecture-style delivery features in lessons. Discussion is divided into whole class discussion and pair/ small groups.

How will I be assessed: 

The course is now a 2 year linear course with 3 exams at the end of your 2 years, ranging from poetry to Drama. 20% of your grade is coursework. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel A level English Literature
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=LAN212
Entry requirements: 
You need to have achieved 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including GCSE English Literature, English Language and Maths.
Course Code: 
LAN212
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
LAN212CD1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:24

Film Studies A level

Film Studies is designed to introduce you to a wide variety of films in order to broaden your knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate. It offers opportunities to study mainstream and independent American and British films from the past and the present, as well as more recent global films, both English and non-English language.

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The course equips you with the skills required to study a range of university courses, as well as practical and theoretical skills required for work within the industry.

Reason: 
Lively and enthusiastic learning environment and lessons.
Reason 2: 
Highly engaged and enthusiastic students.
Reason 3: 
A range and variety of different films and film types can be studied.
Reason 4: 
Develop an appreciation for films in ways you hadn't considered.
Reason 5: 
A wide range of theoretical approaches and debates are studied.
What will I Study: 

A level in Film Studies aims to enable learners to develop knowledge and understanding of: • A diverse range of film • The significance of film and film practice in national, global and historical contexts • Film and its key contexts (including social, cultural, political, historical and technological contexts) • How films generate meanings and responses • Film as an aesthetic medium • The different ways in which spectators respond to film. The historical range of films studied is extended in the second year with the study of silent film and significant film movements (such as European avant-garde and new wave cinemas in Europe and Asia) and studies in documentary, experimental and short films.

How will I be taught: 

Lessons usually consist of a mixture of teacher input and lecturing, class discussions, group work and class debates. A range and variety of learning materials and resources are used during lessons to engage you and encourage debate about the films and topics being studied. In class assessments and activities take a variety of forms, including Q&A, written assessments (such as essay and past exam questions) and individual or group presentations.

How will I be assessed: 

Two exams at the end of year 2, both worth 35%, and a production (screenwriting) based component worth 30%. Students will be assessed at the end of Year 1 to determine if they progress to Year 2.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
WJEC A Level in Film Studies
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ART052
Entry requirements: 
You will need 5 GCSEs at grade A*/9 - C/4, including English language and maths to be accepted onto the Film Studies A-level .
Course Code: 
ART052
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
ART052CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:14

Fine Art A level

This is for those that want to stretch their artistic capabilities and take experimental risks in 2D and mixed media. The focus is on materials, techniques and processes where you'll get the opportunity to combine media in inventive and non-traditional ways. This is a 2 year linear A-level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year.

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As a well recognised creative qualification the course will help you develop a significant portfolio of work that will benefit your application to higher education in many creative areas.

Reason: 
Students stretch their artistic capabilities.
Reason 2: 
Introduction to a broad range of techniques and processes.
Reason 3: 
Gain an understanding of contemporary and historical art practices.
Reason 4: 
Develop ideas in a personal direction.
Reason 5: 
Learn the fundamentals of visual communication.
What will I Study: 

The kinds of skills that are covered include: drawing, painting, mixed media, print and life drawing, with the exploration of traditional and non traditional materials and techniques. These are covered in coursework projects and externally set exam questions. You'll experiment with a broad range of image making processes and examine the work of contemporary and historical artists work. The course work includes a series of workshop activities including painting techniques, introduction to printmaking processes and life drawing sessions. In the second year you'll develop your skills further through a self initiated personal investigation project.

How will I be taught: 

Practical art and design lessons twice a week that are creative, thought provoking and aim for maximum participation.

How will I be assessed: 

This is a 2 year linear A-level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the year 2. Each project is assessed as a portfolio of work. Work is assessed at the college and moderated by the exam board. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
AQA A level in Fine Art
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ART058
Entry requirements: 
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including an art based subject and English language & maths. At interview you are required to bring a portfolio / sketchbook of art work with you. If you have not studied an art based GCSE you will need to attend a second interview to present a portfolio.
Course Code: 
ART058
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
ART058CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:14

Further Mathematics A Level

A level Further Mathematics is a stand-alone qualification that assumes A level Maths (or an equivalent qualification) has been or is being taken. It is suitable for those wishing to study more challenging mathematical ideas in preparation for Higher Education. It is particularly relevant to those wishing to progress onto degree courses in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Economics, Actuarial studies, Operations research and Computing. It can also be studied as preparation for jobs where high powered Maths is applied in any employment sector, or simply for the pleasure of the subject. You will extend both your Pure Mathematics and your Applications beyond the scope of A level Maths and must expect to be challenged, particularly in terms of logic and mathematical problem-solving

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Many students who take Further Maths at A Level go on to study Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, Actuarial Sciences, Economics, Software design and other similar courses. Top Universities use it as an indicator of suitability for courses.

Reason: 
Recognised as a challenging course
Reason 2: 
Valuable if you wish to study a high Maths content subject at University
Reason 3: 
A fascinating look at the Maths behind many technological advances
Reason 4: 
One of the hardest A Levels, so very highly regarded by employers
Reason 5: 
If you are strong at Maths and find it enjoyable, you will love this.
What will I Study: 

You will tackle topics that do not arise within A level Maths, such as complex numbers, matrices and hyperbolic functions. You will also extend you knowledge and skill-set in topics from the Maths course such as calculus, statistics and mechanics

How will I be taught: 

Teaching is as in the Mathematics A Level, but with more opportunities to tackle problem solving questions.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessment is via 4 exams at the end of Year 2. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams and regular mini-assessments after each topic so that both you and your lecturer can see which topics require further development

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
OCR A Level in Further Mathematics
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=MAT360
Entry requirements: 
5 GCSE A*-C Grades including a minimum of 6/B in Maths and 4/C in English Language. However, to succeed on this course, it is vital you are very strong at algebra. This course will be taken alongside A Level Mathematics.
Course Code: 
MAT360
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
MAT360CD1A
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:24

Geography A level

Geography is ever changing, this course will cover engaging contemporary issues such as tectonic hazards, globalisation and water security. It covers themes such as changing landscapes and human development as well as dynamic landscapes and places, physical systems, sustainability and human systems and geopolitics.

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Geography a-level AS Chichester College
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There are many specialist fields that A-level geography students can progress in such as: environment and risk planning, geo-engineering, local/ national government and map making with local employers such as the Ordnance Survey in Southampton.

Reason: 
Creative teaching.
Reason 2: 
Supportive environment.
Reason 3: 
Exciting fieldwork opportunities.
Reason 4: 
Fantastic student resources.
Reason 5: 
A course that will equip you with a deep understanding of the world.
What will I Study: 

You will examine four study areas: Dynamic Landscapes looking at tectonic processes and hazards; Dynamic Places looking at globalisation and shaping places; Physical Systems and Sustainability looking at the water cycle and water insecurity, the carbon cycle and energy security and climate change futures; and lastly Human Systems and Geopolitics looking at superpowers and global development and connections.

How will I be taught: 

Students currently have 4.5 hours of in class taught sessions in a week. Additionally students are expected to undertake a further 4.5 hours of additional reading and study per week. Classroom activities include group work, debates and exam focused sessions preparing students to apply their knowledge in the geography exam. Students also have opportunities to learn through Chionline and in the college library.

How will I be assessed: 

This is a 2 year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. There will be 3 exams and a coursework element worth 20%. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel A level in Geography
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=LFS024
Entry requirements: 
Students need 5 A*-C GCSE's including English Language and Maths. Additionally students will require a good general geography knowlege of places and human/ physical processes in the world.
Course Code: 
LFS024
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
LFS024CD1A
Awarding Body: 
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:24

Graphic Communication A level

On this course you will learn how to develop design solutions as you explore how graphic design can communicate ideas and messages. A graphic designer is responsible for much of the design work that we see in our daily lives; logos, magazine layouts, advertisement campaigns, websites and much more. This course encourages you to develop your powers of observation ideas, imagination, problem solving, knowledge of contextual studies and practical skills.

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Where Next Content: 

You can enrol in higher education or go directly into the workplace. Common career areas include graphic design, website design, animation and architecture.

Reason: 
Art Design and Media faculty rated OFSTED Oustanding 2014
Reason 2: 
Safe Friendly Location
Reason 3: 
World Class Student Support
Reason 4: 
Expert Lecturers
Reason 5: 
Industry standard software: Adobe Creative Suite CS6
What will I Study: 

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of different graphic design skills and software programmes. Techniques you will explore include typography, layout and design for print. You will also learn about different illustrative styles and you will utilise mixed media work in your designs. You will carry out contextual studies of contemporary designers and artists to inspire your own work.

How will I be taught: 

Lessons are based in one of the design studios with an available A3 colour printer and scanner. You will be introduced to a range of creative materials, techniques and processes through several short projects. Whole class and 1-to-1 tutorials ensure you learn the necessary skills.

How will I be assessed: 

This is a 2 year linear A-level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. You will undertake several projects and will learn to work creatively to fulfil a brief. There will be various mock exams to prepare you for the final exams.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
AQA A level in Graphic Communication
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ART051
Entry requirements: 
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including an art based subject, English language and maths. At interview you are required to bring a portfolio / sketchbook of art work with you. If you have not studied an art based GCSE you will need to attend a second interview to present a portfolio.
Course Code: 
ART051
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
ART051CD1A
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:14

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What qualifications do I need to study A-levels?

You will need to have at least 5 GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) including English & maths.

Maths and science AS/A-levels require a grade 6 (B) in GCSE maths and science.

If you aren’t sure if you have the right qualifications to take A-levels then contact our admissions team (01243 786321) for advice.

A-level Pass Rates

Our overall pass rate for 2016/17: 99.1%

 

Outstanding Grade from Ofsted

The Ofsted inspection in March 2014 graded us 'outstanding' in all four key areas for

  • Teaching, Learning & Assessment
  • Outcomes for Learners
  • Leadership & Management and
  • Overall Effectiveness

In addition, nine subject areas were inspected and received seven 'outstanding' and two 'good' grades, which is the best curriculum inspection grade profile out of seven colleges awarded overall 'outstanding' under the new framework to date.

 

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In order to raise overall standards, the government has introduced changes to A-levels. These changes are still happening, so we've broken down the points you need to know below.

 

What are the changes?

  • A-levels are becoming linear two-year courses, meaning that you will need to study for two full years to gain the qualification.
  • You will only take exams at the end of your second year. In almost all cases, these exams will count for 100% of your overall mark (see point below).
  • Coursework is being removed and will only be considered in exceptional cases. In science-based subjects, practical work will not count towards your final grade, but will be awarded with a separate certificate of endorsement.
  • The content that you are taught in the new linear A-levels will also change slightly.


When are the changes happening?

The new two-year style A-levels are being introduced over a three year period. This started in 2015, so some students will already be studying the new format for certain subjects. The final subjects are to be introduced in September 2017. This is the final phase. All students starting their studies from September 2017 will study the new two-year style linear A-levels for all subjects.

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Aim higher

Gifted & Talented Programme

We run a gifted & talented programme for exceptional students. This includes:

  • The opportunity to attend visits & summer schools to top universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
  • An opportunity to develop research skills through the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ is equivalent to an AS-level.
  • Comprehensive advice and guidance on the UCAS application process to top universities and competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, and Law.
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews.
  • Help in organising work experience including placements at St Richard’s Hospital.
  • The opportunity to take part in activities and competitions that will enhance your application such Maths Challenge, Biology Olympiad, STEM events and enrichment activities.
  • The opportunity to be a course representative or a member of the student executive.
  • The opportunity to be a member of the A-level Stretch and Challenge Academy, a virtual learning site which signposts opportunities such as revision conferences, master classes and university events.
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Events

Autumn Open Evening at Chichester

Come in and look around, chat to staff and students, view our facilities, have a go at some of the activities and explore the many courses we have on offer.

If you can't make it into campus for our open events, we are open all year round so please do pop in and visit our Positive About Futures team and admissions staff in the Student Centre who can help you choose the best course for you. You can drop in to see them 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday or contact the admissions team on 01243 786321.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
16:30 to 19:00
Location: 
Chichester Campus
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Subjects: 
Furniture
Higher & Degree Apprenticeships
Accounting Qualifications
A-Levels
Access to HE
Adult Education
Apprenticeships
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Art, Design & Media
Art & Design
Fashion
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Humanities
Languages
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Jazz
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Popular Music
Performing Arts
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Dance
Musical Theatre
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Body
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Hairdressing
Health, Care & Childhood Studies
Childcare
Health & Social Care
Sport & PE
Coaching & Instructing
Health & Fitness
Sport & Leisure
GCSE
Higher Education
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Business & Management
Accounting & Finance
Business
Customer services
Human Resources
Law
Leadership & Management
Marketing
Project Management
Catering & Hospitality
Construction
Brickwork
Carpentry & Joinery
Electrical
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Health, Safety & Security
Painting & Decorating
Plumbing
Furniture & Upholstery
Motor Industry
Motor Cycle
Motor Vehicle
Public Services
Travel & Tourism
Professional Courses
CIM, CIPD & ILM Courses
CIPD Courses
ILM courses
Science, Computing & Engineering
Computing & IT
Engineering
Maths & Science
SEND
Teacher Training & Education
Vocational

Autumn Open Morning at Chichester

Come in and look around, chat to staff and students, view our facilities, have a go at some of the activities and explore the many courses we have on offer.

If you can't make it into campus for our open events, we are open all year round so please do pop in and visit our Positive About Futures team and admissions staff in the Student Centre who can help you choose the best course for you. You can drop in to see them 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday or contact the admissions team on 01243 786321.

Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
10:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Chichester Campus
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Chichester College
Subjects: 
Furniture
Higher & Degree Apprenticeships
Accounting Qualifications
A-Levels
Access to HE
Adult Education
Apprenticeships
Arts
Art, Design & Media
Art & Design
Fashion
Media & Film
Humanities & Social Science
Humanities
Languages
Music
Jazz
Music Technology
Popular Music
Performing Arts
Acting & Drama
Dance
Musical Theatre
Stage Management
Body
Hair & Beauty
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
Health, Care & Childhood Studies
Childcare
Health & Social Care
Sport & PE
Coaching & Instructing
Health & Fitness
Sport & Leisure
GCSE
Higher Education
Industry
Business & Management
Accounting & Finance
Business
Customer services
Human Resources
Law
Leadership & Management
Marketing
Project Management
Catering & Hospitality
Construction
Brickwork
Carpentry & Joinery
Electrical
Gas
Health, Safety & Security
Painting & Decorating
Plumbing
Furniture & Upholstery
Motor Industry
Motor Cycle
Motor Vehicle
Public Services
Travel & Tourism
HNC & HND (International)
Access to Higher Education (International)
Vocational (International)
Animal Management (International)
Art, Design & Media (International)
Beauty Therapy (International)
Professional Courses
CIM, CIPD & ILM Courses
CIPD Courses
ILM courses
Science, Computing & Engineering
Computing & IT
Engineering
Maths & Science
SEND
Teacher Training & Education
Vocational