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  • Business

    A Level Business add to basket Awarding Body Hours Per Week UCAS Points Pass Rates Campus Level AQA 4.5 A* = 56 97% Filton 3 72% A*-C If you are looking to study A-Levels please apply for up to three subjects. Simply add each course to your basket or visit our Apply section . Summary Do you want to pursue a career in business? Have you considered starting your own business or want to work in the fields of accounting, marketing, operations and logistics, human resources, or customer service? Have you ever wondered what impacts the economy and how markets work? If the answer to any of the above is ‘yes’, then Business maybe the subject for you! Business examines how and why businesses are set up and develop. It explores what challenges they face and how internal and external influences affect their decisions. The subject develops the skills needed for business or to enter higher education to study the subject. It is a solid foundation for many different business-related careers, and pathways. The qualification follows the AQA specification, you will sit the A Level exams at the end of your second year. You will sit three exams each worth a third of the total qualification. Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above. A grade 5 in English Language and in Maths. We recommend learners studying Business also consider choosing Core Maths as a fourth subject to continue their development in mathematical development. Course Content Year 1 In the first year you will study six units; 1. ‘What is a business?’: In this unit, you will explore the basics of business. Why do businesses exist? What are their aims and objectives and how do businesses measure profit? You will look at distinct types of business from sole traders to private and public limited companies, private and public sector organisations, and non-profit organisations. What are the roles of shareholders and what influences share prices? You will also look at what factors affect costs and demands such as competition and market conditions. 2. ‘Managers, leadership and decision making’: In this unit you will look at the role of a managers and how management and leadership style are utilised in the workplace. You will also explore what influences management decision and the role of stakeholders in that process. 3. ‘Decision making to improve marketing performance’: In this unit you will explore why businesses set marketing objectives and the influences on these from internal and external factors. You will look at the importance of primary and secondary marketing research and how companies interpret marketing data. You will also look at how marketing decisions are made and how target markets are decided on. 4. ‘Decision making to improve operational performance’: In this unit you will look at how businesses set operational objectives and how they analyse their operational performance and interpret data. You will also look at how businesses try to increase efficiency and productivity amongst their labour force and resources and how they seek to maintain quality, manage inventory, and supply chains. 5. ‘Decision making to improve financial performance’: In this unit you will see how businesses set financial objectives and explore the difference between cashflow and profit. You will examine how businesses forecast cash flow and profitability and see how companies make financial decisions and their rationale for different approaches. 6. ‘Decision making to improve human resource performance’: In the last unit for the first year, you will look at how businesses set targets for individual performance, what the influences are on these objectives and decisions and how businesses analyse their human resources performance. You will also explore the way in which different businesses follow different organisational structures. Year 2 In the second year there are four further units taught. These build upon the skills and knowledge learnt in the first year. 7. ‘Analysing the strategic position of a business’: This unit looks at the strategy and tactics businesses use. How they assess their financial position and how balance sheets, income statements and financial rations work. You will practically analyse data from financial statements to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a business and analyse what opportunities and threats are present in the political, economic, and legal environment for businesses. There will be discussion on the impact of demographical changes and the use of technology. 8. ‘Choosing strategic direction’: In this unit you will look at how businesses compete and develop strategies for new products and markets. You will examine the influences on these decisions and the value of different strategic positioning strategies. 9. ‘Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies’: This unit explores why businesses grow or retrench and how they manage this process. You will examine how and why businesses innovate and how international markets operate. Lastly you will analyse how businesses adopt and use digital technologies and evaluate the impact that these have. 10. ‘Managing strategic change’: In this last unit, you will look at the causes and pressures for change within business and how change is managed. You will also explore how, despite best intentions, strategy sometimes fails and evolves throughout the process of change. You will see how businesses strategically plan but also contingency plan to reduce the risks of change. Progression Routes Many learners go onto to study Business at university after completing an A Level in Business, but a growing number are pursuing degree apprenticeships with leading organisations. For those looking at careers in marketing a suggested combination of subjects is Business and Media Studies or Business and English Language. Business and Economics is also a classic combination for those looking at going into the finance industry. Careers in banking, accountancy, finance, production management or human resources are common destinations for those who choose Business. An alternative to university after studying Business is a business-related apprenticeship which we regularly advertise to our learners. Additional Learning Opportunities Learners studying Business are welcome to join our Business Academy. In this academy we put theory into practice by giving you the opportunity to start your own business. You will be given a cash injection to bring a product to market with expert advice from business advisors from the world of business. There are also regular talks organised through our lunchtime talks series. This has included, in the past, talks from business foundations and business owners eager to meet our learners to provide opportunities. There is an apprenticeship team on hand to explore alternatives to university through business apprenticeships who offer opportunities to engage with you, throughout your time at SGS Sixth. "SGS Sixth was an amazing experience for me. My teachers were always on hand to help with any of my problems and ensure I achieved my maximum potential." Student Support Our Team Find out more about our outstanding staff and departments, dedicated to providing you with outstanding learning and support. Careers Advice Academies

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    ACADEMIES SGS Sixth has an outstanding academies programme to help you flourish. These range from Subject Academies to supercharge your learning, Skills Academies to learn something new like Chinese or how to drive a car, to our prestigious Sports Academies. Our Academies enrichment programme has been carefully designs to provide you with a wide range of chances to develop your skills and experiences. We believe that alongside developing your character, enrichment directly impacts your academic attainment too. Enrichment is a wonderful chance to make lasting friendships, pursue your hobbies and widen your academic capabilities, so make it count! Mark A Jones Assistant Principal - Academic Aspire Academy Honours Academy Open to all learners thinking of applying to top universities. This academy will not only help you to successfully apply to the top-ranking universities in the country but will also enable the development of a wide range of academic and personal skills that will help turn you into a more rounded learner. You will gain valuable experience and insight into the process of applying for elite Universities including Oxbridge, Russell group universities and other high-ranking institutions. You will complete activities that will improve your critical reasoning, research and presentation skills. You will also have opportunities to develop your interview skills so you can be more employable in the future. Aspire Academy Medical Academy Open to all learners thinking of applying for medicine, dentistry or veterinary science degrees. Thinking of following a career path to become a doctor, nurse, dentist or vet? The medical academy is designed for those who are wanting to go onto one of these highly competitive degree courses after your A Levels. This academy will explore the specific skills needed to enter these industries and make yourself stand-out as a candidate to universities. There will be guest speakers, help with putting together your university application and guidance towards finding relevant and beneficial work experience whilst you study. Alongside this, you will learn more about how the healthcare industry operates. Aspire Academy Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Open to learners in their second year of study who want to gain an additional qualification. The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a challenging yet rewarding qualification that helps you develop your research skills. The EPQ helps prepare you for University by developing your independent study skills. You will be responsible for setting your own research question, then through research you will be supported to write a report or create an artefact. You will need to express your interest in undertaking the EPQ towards the end of the first year and complete the preparatory work over the summer period before enrolment in the second year of your studies. Subject Academy Business Academy Open to learners studying Business or Economics Are you studying Business or Economics and want to put your skills to the test? In the Business Academy learners start their own company and register it with companies house. They are given a cash injection by the sixth form to design, develop, market and sell a product. Learners in the Business Academy are given specific roles within their company, each fulfilling a different role like in any business organisation. Everything you study in the classroom can be applied and developed in this academy which is run by external advisors from the world of Business who share their expertise with you. It is a fantastic opportunity to put your learning into practice. Previous years have seen the Business Academy make enough profit to donate over 100 trees to reforestation efforts with the profits made. Subject Academy English Academy Open to those learners studying English Language and Literature The English Academy will broaden your understanding of the world around you as we discuss a variety of texts from across the globe. You will explore key contemporary concepts through the medium of personal essays, short stories, speeches and more. You will also have the opportunity to enter a range of essay competitions as we level up your academic writing skills. This academy is especially useful those those interested in careers in journalism, teaching or marketing and for those studying English Language Subject Academy History Academy Open to all learners The History Academy will essentially equip you with the skills to ask 'What is History and why do we study it?' You'll develop your research skills, use source work and explore how fields of history affects perspective. There will also be an opportunity to consider the history around us, and to explore how history is presented in the public space. It will also introduce ideas such as heritage, collective memory and national memory. There'll be a chance to consider controversial histories, such as the Colston statue and you'll use documentary and film media to enhance your understanding of the taught curriculum. There is also a range of speakers who come in to speak to you about different aspects of history, in the pas this has included speakers from the SS Great Britain. Subject Academy Legal Academy Open to students studying Law, Criminology and Forensic Science. In this academy you will dissect and analyse a new legal case study each week - with a focus on miscarriages of justice, American and British crime. The academy is discussion based and you will need to consider the evidence and be prepared to get involved with each case. You will also dive into and investigate a series of cold cases; reviewing the evidence and exploring new lines of enquiries. In addition to this, the legal academy also has talks from a wide variety of different speakers. Such as university lecturers from our university partners, police officers and legal professionals. Subject Academy Maths Academy Maths Academy is a weekly session with a purpose to provide extra help and support with any maths you have covered in any subject, whether that’s maths, or science, or psychology and beyond. As your exams draw closer it will also be a great chance to attempt past papers and get help with revision and exam techniques from a subject specialist. For both those who either love maths and can’t get enough, or those who loathe it and need some more support! Help and support is provided by both teaching and Sixth Form staff as well as second year maths students working to offer help and support to first years. Subject Academy Media Academy This academy is open to any learner. In this academy, you will learn and develop skills around media including discussing the landscape of the media today, current news stories and the different slants different media outlets have on them and developments and trends in social media. In addition you will develop skills in products, such as Adobe Photoshop, which are useful for a wide-range of careers in media and publishing and extremely useful for those studying Media as these are needed for the NEA element of that course. Subject Academy Psychology Academy Open to those learners studying Psychology. This academy gives you the opportunity to explore different aspects of Psychology beyond the classroom. From analysing the showmanship of Derren Brown in his Channel 4 documentaries to learning about careers in Psychology and additional research studies. You will look at areas of psychology such as: forensic, health, clinical, educational, research, occupational, counselling, neuro and sports psychology. You will also have a chance to make links between these areas and the psychological research that underpins them, so they have a better understanding of how psychology is used in the real world. Subject Academy Science Academy Open to all learners studying a Science This academy helps further your skillset in Science with additional experiments, talks and opportunities for trips. This is an opportunity for you to explore the complex and sometimes adversarial relationship between the products we consume, the companies who produce them, how they are tested, and what impact they have on our health. Join this academy if you want to become a scientist and not a consumer! Subject Academy Sociology Academy Open to Sociology students Take the sociological concepts you explore in class and apply it to the world around you and contemporary issues. This academy will develop your understanding and interest in global contemporary social issues, along with your analytical and evaluative skills which are an important factor in your success in the subject. The Sociology Academy is delivered in a series of workshops and guest lectures. Skills Academy BSL Academy Did you know that there are over 151,000 users of British Sign Language (BSL) in the UK? This academy gives you an introduction to the basics of BSL and will give you the skills to hold basic conversations with members of the deaf community, their relatives and interpreters. This is a useful skill to have in any customer facing role or even just to learn for fun! Over the twelve weeks the academy runs, you will be able to learn how to greet deaf people, learn the alphabet and numbers, say basic phrases and more! Skills Academy Careers Academy The Careers Academy is guaranteed to give you some amazing tools to help you navigate your future. In twelve sessions you will create an outstanding CV, build your digital profile, learn about the changing jobs market, understand how to ace interviews, search out the best Post-18 courses for your individual needs, discover entrepreneurship, and lots more. Skills Academy Chinese Academy This academy is designed to help you learn basic Chinese language skills such as greeting, introducing self, currency and counting, food and drink and shopping. There are also some opportunities to experience Chinese culture through events, activities and celebrations throughout the year. Skills Academy Debating Academy The ability to communicate effectively and back-up an argument with well-selected evidence is a key skill that universities and employers look for. The Debating Academy holds weekly debates on a range of issues. Sometimes you may be arguing for something you believe in, however learning to argue for something you don't believe in is a more difficult, yet rewarding task. Membership of the academy brings with it the opportunity to enter local, and national, debating competitions which further help make members of the academy stand out as candidates. Skills Academy Digi-Ed Academy The SGS DigiED academy is for any student who seeks to develop their digital skills. Advancing your digital skills will open doors for your career, and support your studies. At SGS college we have a range of Microsoft experts, and we would like to help you assess and develop your digital skills too. You will develop across a range of areas, including: Basic digital skills. using digital tools. finding information and resources, digital communication, digital creativity and more. Skills Academy Driving Academy The Driving Academy is designed to equip you with the skills you need to pass your driving theory test, along with the opportunity to have a driving lesson too. You will discover the rules of the road, how insurance works and how to fix common problems with a car, alongside crucial practice and guidance for your test. Skills Academy Italian Academy Want to learn some basic Italian? Thinking of going on a holiday to Italy? Want to learn a useful additional skill? If so, then the Italian Academy is for you! The ability to speak languages is a really useful skill and something that looks really good on a CV or UCAS statement. Over the twelve week length of the academy, you will learn some basic phrases in Italian to be able to hold basic conversations, order food and will serve as the launch pad for future exploration of the language. Skills Academy Horticultural Academy This academy gives you an introduction to plantsmanship; the knowledge of plants alongside the skill and expertise in planting. This year-long project will bring a community of like-minded and budding green fingered enthusiasts to plan, design and create wildlife spaces around our campus making it buzz and burst into life. The horticulture academy has its own Polytunnel where plants are propagated ready to be planted around the Sixth Form site. Skills Academy LGBTQ+ Academy This academy runs on Friday lunch times and is open to all learners. The LGBTQ+ Academy runs for our learners to meet and discuss in a safe space. The LGBTQ+ organises several talks and events throughout the year, with a focus on celebrating LGBT History month and Pride. Skills Academy Marketing and Short Films Academy The marketing academy is for those interested in knowing more about marketing and how to create advertisements. The academy will work on a series of short films about the Sixth Form to put onto our website working on creating impactful, well filmed, case studies about learners experiences in the Sixth Form. This is ideal for those interested in film, journalism and marketing careers and helps to create a visible portfolio of videos that can aid in applications onto these types of courses, or, of course, just for fun. Skills Academy Music Academy Do you play a musical instrument? Are you interested in having the opportunity to play with others? Our music academy allows you the opportunity to jam, learn and put on performances for the Sixth Form. Whether it is to help chill out, or for fun and friendship. The music academy is a group of like minded learners who enjoy playing and want the opportunity to play together. Skills Academy Sixth Form Magazine Academy With so much going on in our Sixth Form, the Sixth Form Magazine Academy aims to capture what is going on in our Sixth Form in one place to put this out to parents and other learners. You will learn a range of really useful skills such as how to put articles together, how digital platforms, like Canva, can be used and how to market and promote news events in this Academy Skills Academy Wellbeing and Resilience Academy This 24 week program will support you in developing a sense of self awareness and skills to support you in day-day life. Much of what we will cover will also help take you to a space where you are able to effectively perform in your personal and college life. We will explore areas such as resilience and problem solving and combine this with activities such as relaxation and yoga. Skills Academy Table Tennis and Coaching for Fun This activity, run in the Sixth Form, is an opportunity for learners to have some fun playing table tennis and receive some informal coaching. Please note: This is not the Table Tennis Academy Sports Academy American Football Academy With unparalleled player success, top level coaching and the ability to fit American Football around your studies, Bristol Pride, our American Football Academy is perfect if you play American Football. To find out more visit: https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/academies/american-football for more information Sports Academy Basketball Academy We have teams that compete in the Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) and the AOC South West League. SGS Sport and Bristol Flyers are fully integrated in our offer where we provide opportunities to compete in the Basketball England national basketball league (NBL) and the British Basketball League (BBL). The Basketball academy is open to both male and female players as we make the step towards entering the WEABL To find out more visit: https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/academies/basketball Sports Academy Boxing Academy DiSE Boxing at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College works with the brightest talents from boxing clubs in the South West, at SGS College we have a proven pathway to being successful and we are the first step on the England Boxing Talent programme. To find out more visit: https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/academies/boxing Sports Academy Cricket Academy The Cricket Academy are the reigning Association of Colleges (AOC) national champions. Led by head coach Luke Sellers run a player-centred programme that aims to help students develop both as cricketers and as young people. The Academy typically trains three times a week and also has access to strength and conditioning and physiotherapy support. For more details visit: https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/academies/cricket Sports Academy Football Academy The Men's and Women's Football Academies allow you to combine your ability in football with your A Level study programme. With top coaches, amazing facilities and access to a wide range of support including sports science, sports therapy and strength and conditioning members are supported to become elite athletes For more details visit: https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/sports-academies Sports Academy Golf Academy Being part of the Golf Academy offers a wonderful, supportive, and competitive environment, to talented young golfers. The perfect blend of continual guidance and mentoring from highly experienced PGA coaches, alongside numerous elite level competitions, across the UK and beyond, equips the golfers with the skills and knowledge they need to reach the highest levels in the game. For more details visit: https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/academies/golf Sports Academy Netball Academy As one of the original sports academies, the Netball Academy has flourished over the years to become a well-established name in netball. At SGS, we are proud to offer a range of top-class facilities, including a fully sprung sports hall, a strength and conditioning gym and an athletics track. By joining SGS Netball, you will be signing up to an elite netball programme that encompasses up to 16 hours per week of court training, strength and conditioning and competitive gameplay, as well as match analysis and theory sessions. For more details visit: https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/academies/netball Sports Academy Rugby Union Academy With links to Bristol Bears Rugby Club, our Rugby Union Academy fields both male and female teams and is well known for their local and national success. The SGS Rugby Academy has a longstanding reputation of developing aspiring rugby players since its conception as one of the original academies at the college. As an academy we are committed to supporting each student-athlete to achieve their personal best on and off-field. For more details, visit: https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/sports-academies Sports Academy Table Tennis Academy Our student athletes are provided with the opportunity of practice and competitions, with primary squad training sessions timetabled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The facilities at SGS are state of the art, and Academy students get personalised programmes to follow during their supervised strength and conditioning gym sessions, in addition to access to full-time physiotherapists, who help with injury avoidance and rehabilitation. To find out more, visit: https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/academies/table-tennis Additional Support STEM @Lunch Talks The STEM@Lunch talks are an additional opportunity for any learner, particularly those who study the sciences, to listen to a range of academics and employers talk about their work and research. STEM@Lunch talks are held monthly and attendance also contributes towards learners work placement hours. Come listen to a varied range of interesting talks from experts and see what you could do on the next stage of your education journey! Additional Support Study Skills The study skills programme is designed to support all learners who feel they need some guidance in organising the way they study, and the skills they need to be successful students. This academy will be delivered by our Library+ staff, who are experts in applying Study Skills to improve your academic success. SGS OPEN DAY Join us at our SGS College and SGS Sixth Open Day to find out more about the extensive range of academies and courses on offer. Speak with our experienced tutors, take a tour of our campus and discover what makes SGS outstanding!

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    SGS Sixth SUB ects j SGS Sixth Form offers a range of subjects to help you flourish and become outstanding. Our courses open up a wide range of possibilities for students in the world of work, enterprise, further and higher education. Why not get in Contact with us to find out more. Art Awarding Body: UAL Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Creative Arts Biology Awarding Body: OCR Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More STEM Biomedical Science (Applied) Awarding Body: Edexcel Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More STEM Business Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Professional Services Chemistry Awarding Body: OCR Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 04/09/23 Find Out More STEM Core Maths Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More STEM Criminology Awarding Body: WJEC Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Humanities Economics Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Professional Services English Language Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Humanities English Literature Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Humanities Film Studies Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Creative Arts Forensic Science (Applied) Awarding Body: Edexcel Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More STEM Further Mathematics Awarding Body: Edexcel Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More STEM Geography Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Humanities History Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Humanities Law Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Professional Services Mathematics Awarding Body: Edexcel Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More STEM Media Awarding Body: Eduqas Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Creative Arts Photography Awarding Body: UAL Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More New for 23 Physical Education Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More STEM Physics Awarding Body: OCR Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More STEM Politics Awarding Body: Edexcel Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Humanities Psychology Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Humanities Religion, Ethics & Philosophy Awarding Body: OCR Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Humanities Sociology Awarding Body: AQA Add To Basket Level: 3 Start Date: 02/09/24 Find Out More Humanities Student Support Our Campus Find out more about our amazing Sixth Form. View a guided tour online, find our about our facilities and our coffee shop Careers Advice Academies SGS OPEN DAY Join us at our SGS College and SGS Sixth Open Day to find out more about the extensive range of courses on offer. Speak with our experienced tutors, take a tour of our campus and discover what makes SGS outstanding!

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  • SGS Sixth learners shortlisted for Bristol Young Heroes Awards

    We are extremely proud to announce that two of our learners, Rowan Graham and Mollie Williams have been shortlisted as finalists for the Bristol Young Heroes Awards. These awards aim to shine a light on those who have overcome difficult circumstances, made a difference to the lives of others, or achieved something extraordinary. Rowan is a finalist for the Sports Hero Award due to his achievements in Taekwondo. He has combined being a two-time world champion alongside achieving his GCSEs and A Levels at SGS Sixth. Molly is a finalist for the Superhero Award for her work with the Teenage Cancer Trust and her aspirations to continue her studies. The award ceremony will be taking place on the 5th July with Evie Hemmings who nominated Rowan and Chelsey Price who nominated Mollie attending a nominees reception at City Hall in Bristol on the 14th May. We wish Rowan and Mollie the very best of luck! at the awards ceremony and are extremely proud of them both.

  • SGS Sixth learners attend UCAS Discovery Event

    On the 23rd April all of our Year 1 learners were given the opportunity to attend a UCAS Discovery Event in Newport, Wales. Around 200 of our learners attended and were able to speak to a range of different universities, apprenticeship providers in addition to listening to talks about all aspects of the UCAS process with UCAS advisors. This marks the first stage for our Year 1 learners on thinking about their future plans. They were able to ask lots of questions about the differences between studying in a city versus an out-of-town campus, what it is like studying at a Russell Group university, and find out which universities specialise in specific subjects. They were also able to speak to apprenticeship providers as well for alternative routes after Sixth Form. Over the next few months in the Sixth Form, Year 1 learners will continue their journey to formulate their future plans with help identifying which universities or apprenticeships they would like to apply for, support with creating a UCAS account and help with constructing personal statements.

  • Sixth Form learners enjoy more trips on the second trips days of the year

    On the 7th and 8th of March we held our second trips days of the year with multiple trips organised by staff in the Sixth Form. Here are the highlights from the days: English Language trip to the British Library First Year English Language learners visited the British Library on the Euston Road in London. They had a guided tour of the library which holds a copy of every text published in Britain alongside some global treasures. Students saw King George III’s collection of maps and views, the Library's copy of the Magna Carta, handwritten works from some of literature's greatest talents and a fascinating range of Sacred texts. Learners also had the chance to make use of the sound bank at the library, listening to a range of regional dialects from around the UK. There was then time for some sightseeing in London and dinner heading back to the Sixth Form. Biomedical and Forensics Trip to NHS Blood and Transplant Service Our two groups of Applied Science learners visited the NHS Blood and Transplant hub in Filton across both trips days. They heard about the range of career paths available within the sector, carried out a blood grouping practical in the training lab and took a tour of their manufacturing and testing laboratory facilities. The learners also learnt about the distribution network for blood products after donation, the quality assurance processes and the importance of meeting timeline requirements. History and Philosophy trip to the Imperial War Museum and Westminster Abbey Twenty-eight learners undertaking History and Philosophy A Levels enjoyed a trip to London on Friday 8th March. In the morning they took part in a curated session led by the learning team at the Imperial War Museum before experiencing the Holocaust Galleries. After a short walk to Westminster, they also were able to enjoy a guided tour of the Abbey, with the Philosophy learners visiting the Shrine of Edward the Confessor and the History learners visiting the tombs of Henry VII, Mary I, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.

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