Collyer's Prospectus

Academic courses Accountancy NEW A Level (AQA) A Level Accounting covers elements of both Financial Accounting - which is essentially keeping score of how a business is doing, and Management Accounting - which involves using financial information to make decisions on how to improve the business in the future. Specific topics that you will study are, double entry bookkeeping, the main underlying accounting principles, construction and analysis of final accounts, capital investment appraisal and the implications of ethical issues. Accounting is a numerate subject. You will use formulae to calculate information from which to make decisions. Writing well is also important as some exam questions require written reports regarding the evidence provided. Students can progress straight into an accounting training contract with an accounting firm or to university. Specific entry requirements Grade 6 Maths + Grade 4 in English Language Biology A Level (OCR) Biology is the study of organisms in terms of the way they function and how they relate to each other and to their environment. A Level Biology deals with a variety of life processes including: cell biology, biochemistry, evolution and biodiversity, physiology, immunity and disease. Additionally, A Level students build on the first year with more complex study including: neurology, genetics and genetic engineering, ecology and homeostasis together with a detailed study of respiration and photosynthesis. The second year of the A Level will come with a separate practical endorsement. After completing this course students will have gained a valuable insight into many branches of Biology. Specific entry requirements Grade 6 6 in Combined Science + Maths Grade 6 OR Biology Grade 6 + another science Grade 6 + Maths Grade 6 Business A Level (AQA) This subject covers all aspects of business decision-making and modern business theory. The areas involved range from interpreting company accounts, finance, human resource management, marketing, economics and other external factors such as the legal and ethical background to business activity. Reference to real companies and leaders as well as using a range of quantitative techniques will help you to support your analysis and evaluation of material. IT and communication skills will be developed for presentation of your work but the assessment is based on 100% examination. Specific entry requirements Grade 4 in Maths + Grade 4 in English Language Chemistry A Level (OCR) Chemistry is the study of matter at the atomic level, the changes that matter undergoes and the fundamental natural laws that define these changes. Chemistry continues to play a major role in shaping modern life: from the design and synthesis of therapeutic drugs, to the latest hydrogen fuel celled vehicles. So much relies upon the advancements made in the field of chemistry. The A Level course takes students from the fundamentals of formulae writing, writing equations and basic calculations, through to more advanced ideas in organic, physical and inorganic chemistry. Central to the course is the completion of practical work to develop and expand on the theoretical content. Chemistry combines very well with Mathematics and other science subjects, including Biology, and will lead to degree courses in: Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry and Pharmacy amongst others. Specific entry requirements Grade 6 6 in Combined Science + Maths Grade 6 OR Chemistry Grade 6 + another science Grade 6 + Maths Grade 6 26