KS4 specialisms are alongside GCSE English / English literature, GCSE Maths & Combined Science GCSE
This course looks at how Businesses become successful. We investigate the marketing of businesses, how the finance works, recruiting the right people and how to set up your own business. We analyse how the biggest businesses have made their millions to how small bespoke businesses cater for their own unique customers.
Business & Enterprise
For students who want a career in management, global enterprise, or who want to become a successful entrepreneur, this course will put you on the right path.
This course is taught by staff who have experience working in Childcare settings in the local community. You will learn how children develop in the early year sector, and plan activities to use in real life settings as part of compulsory placement and other enrichment activities. We assess you for the qualification in varying and interesting ways to allow you the opportunity to showcase your individual interest and skills.
Children’s Play, Learning & Development
Citizenship teaches you a variety of life skills and knowledge that will help you throughout life, not just for GCSEs. The main topic areas look at Law and Crime, Government and Politics and British Values and The Media.
We spend time looking at real and topical incidents; investigating why certain situations arise and how we might solve them. It helps to prepare students for careers in legal professions, working for the public sectors, and for those who want to make a difference in the world.
Our computing and IT courses at level 2/3 offer students a wide breadth of ICT and Computing opportunities. From IT hardware and software fundamentals, programming concepts and techniques to games design, multimedia production and web design.
The Studio offers courses which are perfect for students who are technically minded or, for those who choose to explore their creativity. The skills and knowledge learned will help propel them into an exciting and unique career in the booming IT sector.
This exciting course focuses on game design and how it forms part of the creative digital media industries. Students study a range of industry aspects from licencing laws, production skills to marketing guidelines that surround the gaming industry. The reality is that the role of a game designer is very varied and employment opportunities come in a range of different forms.
DIGITAL GAMES DESIGN
This course enables students to have a well-rounded understanding of the media industry in preparation for a career in a rapidly growing industry.
The world of marketing, promotions and reporting is dominated by the need for high quality imagery. At the Studio we deliver photography at GCSE and A-Level standard in a contemporary form. Students work in a digital form, creating eBooks that contain still and moving imagery as part of the course. Tuition is delivered by staff with industry expertise, setting live briefs and having professional expectations of students.
The growing need for cutting edge professionals in digital industries makes this course an essential for students seeking a career in information technology. The course is structured around data management, digital project planning, digital practices and cybersecurity where students get hands on activities to support their digital study.
In English, we uphold a broader understanding of the world our students live in by exploring a breadth of texts from various historical, cultural and social perspectives. Rather than delivering a narrow curriculum, we believe that our students should experience the richness, diversity and power of individual voices, subsequently inspiring them to find their own voice.
Although being able to write in a critical and analytical style is important to us, we ultimately want our students to build confidence and have freedom in their written work when writing a viewpoint and writing creatively.
We want our students to be excited and enthused by the power of words. Our aim is to encourage a sense of curiosity and exploration of different writers’ ideas, whilst reinforcing real-life issues, values and morals. Students will explore a wide range of texts including medieval literature, Gothic fiction, poetry from various eras, diary extracts, 19th century extracts and fiction, Shakespeare, news articles, web articles, modern fiction…anything and everything we love, and that we know, will inspire our students.