Sixth Form Centre - Mini Prospectus 2024

HISTORY IDEAL IF  You’re fascinated by the past and want to understand how it will shape the future.  You’d like to increase your cultural awareness and moral understanding of the world and develop a range of highly- valued transferable skills. WHAT YOU WILL STUDY History tackles big themes – such as the role of religion, political philosophies and the quest for military and economic power – and examines how they influence human affairs at different times. You will learn to critically evaluate a range of sources and consider how our view of the past can and does change. Students carry out a historical inquiry as coursework, which accounts for 20% of the A-level. FUTURE Academic, teacher, journalist, heritage manager, civil servant, archivist. IT GOES WELL WITH Most A-level subjects, but is often paired with A-level English, Politics, Law and Sociology. SUBJECT-SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSE grade 9-5 in History or English. HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IDEAL IF  You’re interested in understanding big issues which affect all of us, like health inequalities, global pandemics and the challenges of an ageing population.  You’re interested in a career in this rewarding, growing and ever-changing sector. WHAT YOU WILL STUDY Human physical, intellectual, emotional and social development throughout life and the factors affecting these positively and negatively, as well as the effects of ageing. You will learn about how our needs at each stage of life are identified and met by a wide range of roles and organisations within the health care sector, how these are monitored and regulated, and how they work together. You will study the ideas of different theorists, and examine the skills, qualities and ethical values which are needed to work in this field. FUTURE Nurse, paramedic, care worker, occupational therapist, social worker, community support, outreach worker. IT GOES WELL WITH A-level Biology, Psychology, Sociology and Core Maths. SUBJECT-SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSE 9-4 in English and Maths. MINI PROSPECTUS 2024 29 28