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Key Stage 4

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Social Studies

At KS4 students are able to choose from the following options:

BTEC Business

This course requires students to do their own research and apply the theory of business to both local and national sectors. It will give students the opportunity to apply skills to work related contexts.

This course requires students to complete 3 assignments worth 75% and one external exam 25%. Students are graded at either Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*

BTEC Business

GCSE Business studies

This provides students with the opportunity to investigate setting up and developing a business as well as investigating a wide range of business areas.  Students will apply skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of contexts.  By the end of the course they will be able to analyse and evaluate evidence, make reasoned judgments and present appropriate conclusions.

The GCSE is made up of two examinations worth 75% and a controlled assessment worth 25%. (www.aqa.org.uk)

BTEC Health and Social Care

This course will give learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the health and social care sector. It will give students the opportunity to apply skills to work related contexts.

This course requires students to complete 3 assignments worth 75% and one external exam 25%. Students are graded at either Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*

BTEC Health and Social Care

GCSE Sociology

Sociology helps students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues. 

The GCSE (www.aqa.org.uk)   is fully examined, with no coursework. Students are encouraged to question evidence and issues and develop their critical and evaluation skills.

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Key Stage 5

At Post 16 students can study a range of A levels which include Accounts, Business Studies,

Health and Social Care, Law, Sociology (www.aqa.org.uk)  and Psychology   AS A-Level GCE Psychology

All the above courses are designed to help students develop their powers of analysis, evaluation, investigative and quantitative skills.

Students can also study Level 3 BTEC Business, Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism. These courses are 100% coursework based on a series of assignments.

BTEC Nationals

 For students that are not ready to progress to Level 3 courses, Social Studies offer Level 2 Work Skills and Level 1 Functional Skills with the opportunity to visit the Mill Adventure Base once a week.

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