Collyer's College Prospectus

Information Technology BTEC First Level 2 (Pearson) This one year course, has been designed to provide students with an introduction to how information systems work and how to use software applications to meet realistic user needs. Students will learn a range of practical ICT skills, for example; The Online World; Technology Systems; A Digital Portfolio; Digital Apps; Website Creation; Creating Multimedia Products; Creating Mobile Apps; Hardware and Software Installation and Maintenance. BTEC Firsts provide work- related qualifications, giving learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment or to progress to a Level 3 programme. Assessment is 87.5% coursework and 12.5% External examination. Specific entry requirements Average GCSE Grade of 3. Mathematics GCSE (Edexcel) Level 4, or above, at GCSE is an important qualification for many jobs, apprenticeships and higher education courses. This retake course will follow the Foundation syllabus, which covers Grades 1 to 5, and its aim is to give students with Grades 3, and below, the opportunity to improve their Maths Grade. Specific entry requirements Grade 3 or below in Maths. Sport BTEC First Level 2 (Pearson) This is a one year course in which students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. This could be from leading sports activities within groups, planning personal exercise programmes or analysing an athlete’s sporting performance. The course is ideal for those students who are looking to gain a sports and leisure related qualification, enabling them to progress into the industry or onto our sports related advanced courses. Students who show particular interest and who achieve an overall Merit or Distinction Grade on the course will be eligible to apply for a place on an Advanced Level 3 course, either A Level or BTEC National Diploma. Specific entry requirements Average GCSE Grade of 3. Travel and Tourism BTEC First Level 2 (Pearson) This Level 2 vocational course provides an excellent background for students who are looking to progress to a Level 3 qualification or may already be considering a career in Travel and Tourism. It involves personal research, investigation into real life travel and tourism activities and educational visits. You will learn essential skills such as business awareness, customer service and understanding destinations in the UK and worldwide. This course can be combined with GCSE subjects and other BTEC Level 2 courses. Within the BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism course you will study units including; The UK Travel and Tourism Sector, which covers the main types of tourism in the UK, the contribution that travel and tourism makes to the UK economy and the different component industries that make up the UK travel and tourism sector; UK Travel and Tourism Destinations, which covers what the different types of UK destinations have to offer, as well as locating tourist UK destinations and routes, and; International Travel and Tourism Destinations, which looks at international travel and tourism destinations and gateways and reasons for their appeal to different visitors. Specific entry requirements Average GCSE Grade of 3. TRANSITION COURSES 26 Morgan Coakley Previous School: Millais Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Art Craft and Design “Coming from overseas I worried that I might not fit in but everyone has been very welcoming and I feel that I have had the opportunity to learn in a positive and committed atmosphere. I enjoy all my subjects so it has been hard to choose a direction so going to the UCAS Exhibition and talking to teachers has really helped me decide on a career path. I hope to study Medicine in the future.” Abbie Hart Previous School: The Priory Dorking Subjects: Art Craft and Design, Product Design and Geography “I have worked hard because A Levels are hard! All of my teachers have been really supportive. I always felt that I could ask for help and that they would make the time to give me advice or show me how to complete a task. I have enjoyed my time here and I would recommend it to anyone interested in being a better version of themselves. My advice is put a lot in and you will get a lot out.”