The College @ Sirius course offer

Entry Criteria

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including English and maths.

A Levels  - you will be expected to have achieved a 5 or a 6 in the GSCE subject you wish to study.

Additional information can be found under the subject headings further down this page or through talking directly with the subject tutor.

A-Level Mathematics (Further)

Course Content:

  • Problem Solving
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Logical Argument
  • Pure Mathematical Techniques

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English at 4 or above and Mathematics at 7 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Mathematics (further) go on to study Mathematics at University.  Future opportunities may include: a variety of careers such as Accountancy, Finance, Insurance or Business Consultancy.


A-Level Modern Foreign Languages

Course Content:

  • Culture and History
  • Films/Literature/Drama
  • Language and Grammar Development

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including maths and English at 5 or above.

GCSE in your chosen language at 5 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level in a Modern Foreign Language go on to study the language at University.  Future opportunities may include working in: International relations, Languages, Politics and Business


A-Level PE & Sport

Course Content:

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Psychological Factors
  • Sociocultural Issues
  • Practical Performance in Physical Education

Assessment:

  • 70% Examination
  • 30% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English and Mathematics at 4 or above.

PE & Sport GCSE at 5 or above or BTEC Sport at Merit or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level PE & Sport go on to study PE & Sport at University.  Future opportunities may include: PE Teacher, Physiotherapy or Leisure Industry.


A-Level Computer Science

Course Content:

  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Fundamentals of Data Structures
  • Fundamentals of Algorithms
  • Theory of Computation
  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems
  • Fundamentals of Communicating and Networking

Assessment:

  • 80% Examination
  • 20% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English and Mathematics at 4 or above.

PE & Sport GCSE at 5 or above or BTEC Sport at Merit or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level English Computer Science go on to study this at University.  Future opportunities may include: a Games developer, Information Systems Manager, IT Consultant, Web Designer, Systems Analyser, Business Analyst.


A-Level German

Course Content:

  • Culture and History
  • Films/Literature/Drama
  • Language and Drama Development

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English at 5 or above.

GCSE German at 6 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level English (Language) go on to study English Language at University.  Future opportunities may include: a Writer, English Teacher, a Journalist, Publishing Editor or Proof-reader.


A-Level Mathematics

Course Content:

  • Algebraic Techniques
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Mechanics and Statistics
  • Problem Solving

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework      

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English at 4 or above and Mathematics at 6 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Mathematics go on to study Mathematics at University.  A wide range of career opportunities including: accountancy, finance, insurance and teaching.


A-Level English Language

Course Content:

  • Analysis of Written and Spoken Tests
  • Language Investigation
  • Creative Writing
  • Language Discourses
  • Children’s Language and Development
  • Original Writing

Assessment:

  • 80% Examination
  • 20% Coursework      

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English at 6 or above and Mathematics at 4 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level English (Language) go on to study English Language at University.  Future opportunities may include: a Writer, English Teacher, a Journalist, Publishing Editor or Proof-reader.


A-Level English Literature

Course Content:

  • Shakespeare
  • Prose
  • Post 1900 Poetry Cluster
  • Unseen Prose, Unseen Poetry
  • Modern Play, Modern Prose
  • Modern Poetry Cluster

Assessment:

  • 80% Examination
  • 20% Coursework     

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English at 6 or above and Mathematics at 4 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level English (Literature) go on to study English Language at University.  Future opportunities may include: a Writer, English Teacher, a Journalist, Publishing Editor or Proof-reader.


A-Level Physics

Course Content:

  • Mechanics/Further-Mechanics
  • Electricity
  • Waves
  • Particle Physics
  • Fields
  • Nuclear

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework        

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English & Mathematics at 5 or above.

Physics/Science GCSE at 6 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Student who have taken A Level Physics go on to study Physics at University alongside complementary subjects. Future opportunities may include professions such as Medicine, Surveying, Architecture or Pharmacy.


A-Level Business

Course Content:

  • What is Business?
  • Managers, Leadership and Decision Making
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English & Mathematics at 4 or above.

At least one of the GCSEs should be at 6 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Business go on to study Business at University.  Future opportunities may include: Human Resources Officer, Marketing Manager, Retail Manager, Business Manager or Finance Manager.


A-Level Theatre Studies

Course Content:

  • Drama and Theatre
  • Theory and Practice
  • Live Theatre
  • Collaborative

Assessment:

  • 40% Examination
  • 60% Coursework/Practical       

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at C or above including: English and Mathematics at 4 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Theatre Studies go on to study Drama at University.  Future opportunities may include: a career in creative media industries.


AS-Level Media Studies

Course Content:

  • Music Video
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Film
  • Mass Media
  • Critical Work
  • Video Games

Assessment:

  • 70% Examination
  • 30% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English and Mathematics at 4 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken AS Level Media go on to study a media-based subject at University. Future opportunities may include a career in the film and media industries.


A-Level Fine Art

Course Content:

  • Practical Contextual
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Critical Work
  • Sculpture

Assessment:

  • 40% Examination
  • 60% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at C or above including: English and Mathematics at 4 or above.

Art GCSE at 6 or above.

For students who have not studied Art at GCSE; entry will be dependent on a portfolio of their work which will need to be submitted.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Art go on to study Art at University. Future opportunities may include: a career in creative industries.


A-Level Photography

Course Content:

  • Portraiture
  • Landscape
  • Fashion
  • Photojournalism
  • Experimental Imagery
  • Photographic Installation
  • Practical and Critical Contextual Work

Assessment:

  • 40% Examination
  • 60% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at C or above including: English and Mathematics at 4 or above

Art GCSE at 6 or above

For students who have not studied Art at GCSE; entry will be dependent on a portfolio of their work which will need to be submitted

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Photography go on to study Photography at University.  Future opportunities may include: a career in creative industries.


A-Level Law

Course Content:

  • Crime and Tort
  • Legislation Process
  • Structure of the Courts
  • Law and Morality
  • Law and Justice
  • Rule of Law

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at C or above including: English at 5 & Mathematics at 4 or above.

At least one of the GCSEs should be at 6 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Law go on to study Law at University. Future opportunities may include: a career within the legal sector (Lawyer/Barrister), criminal justice, corporations and teaching.


A-Level Criminology

Course Content:

  • Crime Awareness
  • Criminological Theory
  • Crime Scene to Court
  • Crime and Punishment

Assessment:

  • 50% Examination
  • 50% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English and Mathematics at 4 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken criminology go on to a diverse range of careers; policing, media, research, social work, civil service, national probation service, courts and tribunals service.


A-Level Geography

Course Content:

  • Tectonic Processes
  • Landscape Systems
  • Water Insecurity
  • Energy Security
  • Globalisation
  • Superpowers
  • Global Development

Assessment:

  • 80% Examination
  • 20% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English and Mathematics at 4 or above.

Geography GCSE at 6 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Geography go on to study Geography at University. Future opportunities may include: Geography Teacher, Geographical Information Systems Officer, Planning & Development Surveyor or a Tourism Officer.


A-Level Psychology

Course Content:

  • Social and Cognitive Psychology
  • Biological Psychology and Learning Theories
  • Foundations in Psychology
  • Applications of Psychology
  • Psychological Skills

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English & Mathematics at 6 or above.

Science GCSE at 6 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Psychology go on to study Psychology at University.  Future opportunities may include: a Child Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist or a Researcher.


A-Level Chemistry

Course Content:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Investigative and Practical Skills

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at 4 or above including: English & Mathematics at 6 or above.

Chemistry/Science GCSE at 6 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Students who have taken A Level Chemistry may go on to study Chemistry or a related field such as medicine, chemical engineering at University.  Future opportunities may include: analytical chemist; healthcare scientist; forensic scientist; nano-technologist.


A-Level Biology

Course Content:

  • Biological Molecules
  • Biochemistry
  • Cells
  • Organisms
  • Genetics

Assessment:

  • 100% Examination
  • 0% Coursework

Entry Criteria:

5 GCSEs at C or above including: English & Mathematics at 5 or above.

Biology/Science GCSE at 6 or above.

Career Opportunities:

Student who have taken A Level Biology go on to study Biology at University alongside complementary subjects. Future opportunities may include: health & clinical professions such as Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy and Scientific Research.

 

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