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WIDER
SKILLS
WEEK
th
BOOK 6
10th
JULY
2015

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INDEX

A STUDY OF CULTURE....................................................................................................................................................................................................
BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION............................................................................................................................................................................
BRAILLE FOR BEGINNERS.............................................................................................................................................................................................
BRAINDEAD THEATRE COMPANY STARTERS COMEDY SHOW.............................................................................................................................
BRIDGE (Learn to play from scratch)................................................................................................................................................................................
BUSINESS VISITS............................................................................................................................................................................................................
CHEMISTRY ADVENTURES............................................................................................................................................................................................
CHINESE TASTER COURSE...........................................................................................................................................................................................
CLUB LA SANTA, LANZAROTE.......................................................................................................................................................................................
CREATIVE STUDENT COOKING.....................................................................................................................................................................................
CREATIVE WRITING........................................................................................................................................................................................................
DESIGN CHALLENGE......................................................................................................................................................................................................
DISCOVERING THE PAST THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES RESEARCH PROJECT.......................................................................................................
ECONOMICS VISITS TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE CITY OF LONDON..................................................................................................
FASHION TRIP (3 cities in 3 days)..................................................................................................................................................................................
FRENCH WORK EXPERIENCE TRIP TO TOULOUSE.................................................................................................................................................
FUN WITH PHYSICS......................................................................................................................................................................................................
GET A CAREER IN LAW.................................................................................................................................................................................................
HISTORY & ART RENAISSANCE TRIP TO FLORENCE...............................................................................................................................................
HISTORY TRIP TO MUNICH & NUREMBERG..............................................................................................................................................................
HORSE RIDING COURSE AT WILDWOODS RIDING SCHOOL..................................................................................................................................
IMPROVE YOUR GOLF..................................................................................................................................................................................................
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING SKILLS...............................................................................................................................................................
LEVEL 1 FOOTBALL COACHING COURSE..................................................................................................................................................................
LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATION (NPLQ)..........................................................................................................................................................................
LONDON FILM EXPERIENCE........................................................................................................................................................................................
MATHS & SCIENCE IN THE REAL WORLD..................................................................................................................................................................
MOVIES AND MENTAL ILLNESS...................................................................................................................................................................................
PERFORMANCE COMEDY SKETCHES.......................................................................................................................................................................
POLITICS, HISTORY AND CULTURE IN BERLIN.........................................................................................................................................................
PREPARATION FOR ARTS AWARD GOLD...................................................................................................................................................................
ROWING AND CANOEING.............................................................................................................................................................................................
SAILING AND WINDSURFING.......................................................................................................................................................................................
SCREEN-PRINTING.......................................................................................................................................................................................................
SONGWRITING & HOW TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMER.......................................................................................................................
SPANISH WORK EXPERIENCE IN LONDON...............................................................................................................................................................
VIRGINIA WOOLF AND THE BLOOMSBURY SET........................................................................................................................................................
VISUAL INSIGHT FROM STILL TO MOVING IMAGE.................................................................................................................................................
VOLUNTEER IN INDIA....................................................................................................................................................................................................
WORK EXPERIENCE.....................................................................................................................................................................................................

A STUDY OF CULTURE
Cost

Travel to London on 2 days and Theatre Ticket approx. 40

Open To

All especially Sociology students

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

JMK with ELO

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

Three days to include an introduction day in college to explore a range of different cultures
through multimedia, a trip to the Hornimans Museum to examine world cultures and artefacts
and a trip to a West End musical.
Skills to be Developed
Gain skills in analysing material artefacts to gain an understanding of the way of life of
different cultures.
To develop an appreciation of the world around us.
Students will be able to describe cross cultural examples of different ways of life
regarding lifestyles and the contrast between western and non-western societies.

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION


Cost

10.00+ travel

Open To

All but would be most useful for those with an interest in Biology

Max No. Students

24

Course Leader

HRT with PW

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

The students will spend time working with the TCV (Trust for Conservation Volunteers). This is
hard physical work and required excellent teamwork. When applying to UCAS for a Biology
related course, it would be worth mentioning that some hands-on conservation experience has
been gained.
Skills To Be Developed

Finding out why Biodiversity is one of the most important issues on the planet

Visiting Kew Gardens to investigate their contribution to maintaining Biodiversity


Making your own contribution to local Biodiversity by working in a team organised by the
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) carrying out hands-on tasks, such as
pond cleaning
.

BRAILLE FOR BEGINNERS


Cost

FREE

Open To

All

Max No. Students

12

Course Leader

SMO

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


This course will allow you to learn a new skill. If you already know someone who reads Braille, it
will enable you to write to them in Braille. It may be useful for anyone wanting to work with the
elderly or disabled people. You may simply want the challenge of learning a new code. You will
learn to read and write the Braille alphabet, punctuation, numbers and a number of the signs
which make Braille faster to read. You will try reading by touch, but you will mostly read by sight
and learn to use the Braille writing machine. You will be able to write notes to other members of
the group. You will design a new Braille product. You will take a short Braille writing test and, if
you do well, you will receive a certificate endorsed by the RNIB.
Skills To Be Developed

At the end of the course students will be able to read and write some useful Braille.
Will have improved their skills in independent learning, concentration, committing new
learning to memory, and have developed their skills by working in groups.
Will have learnt about how people read by touch, about books available for blind children
and about how to create Braille-user friendly games.

BRAINDEAD THEATRE COMPANY STARTERS COMEDY


SHOW
Cost

10.00

Open To

BY INVITATION ONLY

Max No. Students

15

Course Leader

CFH WITH JSH

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


EITHER A - A chance to either perform with 6.2 students (casting opportunity) in a Fringe
production in the summer holidays or if unsuccessful B cast in Braindead Starters which is a
comedy sketch showcase.

Skills To Be Developed
Time management
Performing under pressure
Team work and collaboration
Negotiation skills

BRIDGE (Learn to play from scratch)


Cost

FREE

Open To

All

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

JKH with JEM

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


Bridge is the King and Queen of card games (and possibly the Ace and Jack too.). It is a game
of real depth but you can get into it quite quickly. A well-played game involves logical reasoning
and planning. During this course you will gain a clear understanding of how the game works and
some of the main strategies. Bridge is not just an old persons game It can be (and is) played
by people of all ages and once you get into it you will be able to play it for the whole of the rest
of your life (including with your older relatives!). Anyone who enjoys puzzling things out in a
logical and skillful way will find playing Bridge stimulating and enjoyable and there are
prizes for good play
Skills To Be Developed
The activity is held on four days and students will learn learning all the main aspects of the
game including planning and adjusting the play of hands and simple bidding. You will work
together to figure out the best ways to play particular hands, co-operating with your partner,
and concentrating to remember which cards have or have not been played (and by whom).

BUSINESS VISITS
Cost

65.00

Open To

Business students only

Max No. Students

30

Course Leader

JP with DMW and DAH

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


The Business Studies department will arrange a number of visits to well-known companies and
The University of Surrey Management School (where you will take part in a stock market trading
game and business simulation). The visits will prove invaluable to those students wishing to
follow a Business/Management related degree. Students continuing to A level Business will
benefit from the visits to the Fullers Griffin Brewery (where you will tour the production facility
and learn about the marketing of a niche business) and Jaguar Land Rover (where you will learn
about operation management techniques while touring the production plant).

Skills To Be Developed
Help to decide future career plans
Gain an understanding of strategic marketing in a business environment
Prepare for the A level BUSS4 examination

CHEMISTRY ADVENTURES
Cost

30 + travel costs

Open To

All with an interest in Chemistry

Max No. Students

12

Course Leader

SM

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

Three days of action packed Chemistry with hands-on activities to explore the world of
molecules and chemical reactions, including a fun filled day with Dr Jonathan Hare, a British
physicist and television presenter. A visit to a brewery to explore the beer making process from
start to finish and a lab day at Kingston University, where students will be taking part in a variety
of hands on activities related to lab skills.
Skills to be Developed
Problem solving skills
Creative, analytical and lateral thinking skills
Practical skills
Perseverance
Teamwork and responsibility

CHINESE TASTER COURSE


Cost

150

Open To

All

Max No. Students

10

Course Leader

KM

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


This is a course designed to offer you a Chinese taster course. Chinese is becoming the
language of the moment, companies like employees to be able to speak a small amount of
Chinese.

Skills To Be Developed
Insight into opportunities in travel, gap years and careers
Transferable skills for university and employment
Working in a team group
Develop time management and communication skills

CLUB LA SANTA, LANZAROTE


Cost

580.00

Open To

BTEC and PE students only

Max No. Students

18

Course Leader

VAC with RT and SRF

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


Students will participate in many different sports and activities from dawn to dusk including
tennis, football, yoga, mountain biking and aerobics. They will also practice coaching sessions
themselves and will investigate the life of working as a Green Team member at club La Santa.

Skills To Be Developed
Coaching in small groups
Research for working in the Sport and Leisure industry
Develop various sports techniques
Time management and organisational skills
Health and fitness
Endurance and determination
Leadership in coaching sessions
Self-awareness and awareness of others needs
Domestic skills through living, cooking and cleaning with fellow students

CREATIVE STUDENT COOKING


Cost

15.00 for basics student to pay extra for their ingredients

Open To

All

Max No. Students

12

Course Leader

NAW

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


In just over a years time you may be setting out for university and a self-catering hall of
residence. If you dont think you can survive a whole term on toast, Pot Noodles and Cup-aSoups, come and learn to be more adventurous in your student kitchen. Using modest
equipment and the sort of facilities found in shared student accommodation, you will plan,
budget, shop for, prepare and cook tasty, cheap and nutritious meals that will prevent scurvy
setting in before term ends. You will get the chance to be creative with a Ready, Steady, Cook
meets Masterchef challenge on the final day.

Skills To Be Developed

Have an understanding of food storage, food safety, and nutrition and food hygiene.
Be able to carry out many key cooking techniques using modest equipment.
Be able to plan, budget, shop for, prepare and serve tasty meals from inexpensive
ingredients
Appreciate the importance of appropriate table manners and eating behaviour in formal
dining, for example when meeting potential employers.

CREATIVE WRITING
Cost

FREE

Open To

All

Max No. Students

15

Course Leader

RDW

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


Creative writing: Explore your inner writer. We will look at poetry, prose and script writing. The
activities will take the form of workshops. Students need to be willing to share their writing with
others and be prepared to read their work aloud in small groups. No previous experience
needed. A booklet of students work will be produced.
Skills To Be Developed

Writing in different styles and genres


Evaluating and editing their own writing
Giving constructive feedback to fellow writers

DESIGN CHALLENGE
Cost

FREE

Open To

3D Design/Product Design/Art/Art and Design students

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

JSL with JAC

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

Design and make a shelter which can be used in the disaster zones for the homeless.
Skills To Be Developed

3D design generation and refinement


Manufacture of scale model of structure
Presentation of ideas
Teamwork and leadership skills

DISCOVERING THE PAST THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES


RESEARCH PROJECT
Cost

Travel to London on 3 days

Open To

All

Max No. Students

12

Course Leader

JRB, JEC, LRG

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

We will visit The National Archives to undertake a personal study of your choosing. The National
Archives are the archives of the British Government covering a thousand years of history. You
will research any topic you like, using original documents from the past. As part of this you will
learn how to handle original documents and you work at your own pace, following any leads that
interest you. This will be an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the workings of the
British government as well as to work as historians and see the past for yourself on your terms.
Many students go on to use the research they have done as a basis for an extended project
qualification
*Possible research areas include: The Suffragettes, Margaret Thatcher, Immigration to Britain
1950s & 1960s, Henry VIII, Mary I, Elizabeth I, The Chartists, Slavery, Propaganda in the World
War II, The Cold War, UFOs, Jack the Ripper, previous census records, military histories, Civil
Rights, English Civil War, Easter Rising, The IRA and Sinn Fein, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Enoch
Powell, Idi Amin, JFK. Basically any events, person or topics from the past that interests you.
Skills to be Developed

Students will undertake a piece of research of their choosing and become experts in this
topic. They will produce a presentation to show the rest of their group when we return to
Esher. They will demonstrate what they have learnt and consider how they could use
this further.

They will gain skills in handling original documents from the past that might well be
hundreds of years old. This will give them an insight into conservation and preservation
of historical manuscripts and documents. They will also gain an understanding of
political workings as the documents are Government Documents.

Students will gain experience in the work of Historians in sifting through original
documents from the past that have not been pre-selected. They will work at their own
pace and follow leads of their choosing. This will give students a taste of university level
research as well as setting the grounds for a possible EPQ. This experience can also be
used on their UCAS statements, particularly if applying for History at degree level.

ECONOMICS VISITS TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND


THE CITY OF LONDON
Cost

20.00 + travel to London on 3 days

Open To

Economics students

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

EMG with AN

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

Visits to a hedge fund and/or investment bank, metal exchange and the Bank of England. Plus a
walking tour of the City of London.
Skills To Be Developed

Organisational skills - students were required to manage their time and their
independent travel arrangements
Team-working skills - students were required to research in small groups and allocate
responsibilities to each group members
Communication skills - students were required to present their research findings
Interviewing skills - Prior to the visits, students planned and prepared questions (which
they used to interview members of staff at Citibank )
Research skills - students researched detailed and up-to-date information about various
institutions. They acquired first-hand knowledge about the operation of a large
international investment bank

FASHION TRIP (3 cities in 3 days)


Cost

130.00

Open To

Fashion students continuing to A2

Max No. Students

30

Course Leader

SFM with LC

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

Days visits to London, Brighton and Paris for Fashion students. This trip will enable Fashion
students to work from exciting and inspiring primary sources by drawing and recording from a
variety of galleries, exhibitions and locations in 3 different cities. This will support their A2
coursework Personal Investigation. Visits to include The V & A museum in London, The
Brighton and Hove Museum and the Royal Palace in Brighton and the Pompidou Centre, Palais
Galleria and Musee de lOrangerie gallery in Paris.

Skills To Be Developed
First hand observational drawing
Studying architecture and artefacts from the cities, exhibitions and galleries
Studying first hand Fashion and Textiles from the costume exhibition
Learning to work with peers and share knowledge
Develop own brief and building on previously learnt skills
Develop study skills and preparation for the second year
Building confidence and interacting with new people

FRENCH WORK EXPERIENCE TRIP TO TOULOUSE


Cost

650.00

Open To

6.1 French Students

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

MP with JSB

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

This trip offers the opportunity to practice the language whilst gaining invaluable work
experience for your CV and university application. Placements take place in nurseries, shops,
restaurants. And are allocated according to students wishes (application letter and ability).

Skills To Be Developed
Develop speaking skills, experience the local culture and achieve total
immersion in the language.
Gain confidence and independence.
Meet new friends and socialise.

FUN WITH PHYSICS


Cost

50.00

Open To

A level Physics students only

Max No. Students

18

Course Leader

JDP with CTF and SML

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


A talk on Hollywood Science and The Carbon Revolution by Dr Jonathan Hare and a workshop
on nanomaterials. A trip to look around the Herstmonceux observatory and a taster day at the
University of Surrey, including an undergraduate labs session.
Skills to be Developed

Students will learn about nanomaterials and the science of Hollywood


Learn how an observatory works and what astronomers do
An opportunity to experience what a Physics degree might entail

GET A CAREER IN LAW


Cost

TBC

Open To

All

Max No. Students

10

Course Leader

TBC

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

This is a three day activity which will help you build up evidence to persuade an admissions
officer to offer you a place on a law degree course. It will also help you to decide if you want to
enter the profession. You will experience law lectures from university academics, take part in a
mock trial, visit the Law Courts and Greys Inn and spend a day getting expert advice and help to
help you gain a good mark on the LNAT test which is the additional test you need to sit for
university courses.
Skills to be developed

Analytical skills
Improved ability to take the LNAT course
Assess whether Law is the right career

HISTORY & ART RENAISSANCE TRIP TO FLORENCE


Cost

FULL

Open To

Art & Design and Art History students, plus students on the Belief and
Conflict History (1HCA) course

Max No. Students

40

Course Leader

JMF with TFJ, JFW & AAH

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

The aim of this trip is to gain a clear understanding of Renaissance art and architecture. We will
learn through
lectures, discussion, drawing (no artistic skills necessary for History students you will be
exploring features such as perspective!) and physical exploration of how Renaissance artists and
architects went beyond anything previously attempted in their quest to go beyond the Greek and
Roman civilisations .
Skills To Be Developed
While in Florence, students explored the history and social contexts of significant art and
architectural works. They discussed and analysed examples, making notes and drawings to
understand their meaning and stylistic evolution. The overall aim of the trip was to develop an
understanding of Renaissance values as expressed through buildings and artefacts. Students
worked in groups, and were autonomous at times, enabling them to explore Italian culture more
broadly, including language skills and the importance of religion in society.

HISTORY TRIP TO MUNICH & NUREMBERG


Cost

TBC

Open To

6.1 20th Century History students only

Max No. Students

24

Course Leader

DMM with EEW

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

To gain a clear understanding of sites of interest and events such as the Munich putsch and the
Holocaust that are relevant to students on the Kaiser to Fuhrer course. To evaluate sources
through discussion, lectures and visiting various historical sites and to experience a different
culture.
Skills To Be Developed
The students primarily developed their source skills while in Germany to put the period of the
Third Reich in context. In touring the giant rally grounds in Nuremburg and the Eagles Nest in
Berchtesgaden (Hitlers alpine retreat) they get a sense of the scale and megalomania
associated with the National Socialist ideas. The worked collaboratively in working in the Reich
Documentation Centre and improved their German communication skills in their free time.

Historical source skills

Working collaboratively

Communication skills

HORSE RIDING COURSE AT WILDWOODS RIDING


SCHOOL
Cost

165.00

Open To

All

Max No. Students

12 min 15max

Course Leader

KAP with LKP

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


Have you ever wanted to ride? Are you an experienced rider or have you never sat on a horse
before? This trip consists of 3 days of horse riding at Wildwoods Riding School in Walton on the
Hill, Tadworth. Wildwoods is a very successful BHS approved riding and training centre in the
heart of Surrey. It has very experienced staff and over 25 horses that cater for all standards and
experiences of rider.
The facilities include two outdoor schools, two jumping arenas and a cross country course. Each
day students will receive 2 hours of riding tuition, 1 hour tuition on Trojan (the fantastic
mechanical dressage horse) and 2 hours of stable management tuition. The content of the
lessons will be tailored to the standard and experience of the riders and therefore will be
confirmed on the first day after an initial assessment ride.
For example, experienced riders may go on a hack or go out into the cross country and show
jumping field whilst beginner riders will work on basic aids and paces in the school. This will also
apply to the stable management sessions. They are able to offer this course to you for just 55 a
day an amazing deal and an amazing opportunity to learn new skills or advance your current
ones. Together with transport costs, the total cost for the 3 days is 165.00. A non-refundable
deposit of 55.00 is required to secure a place on the trip and the full amount is required to be
paid no later than two weeks before the first day of the trip. A minimum of 12 places and a
maximum of 15 are available, so if you would like to have fun and ride, sign up!!
For more information on Wildwoods and its horses take a look at their website
www.wildwoodsriding.co.uk
NB There is a weight limit of 16 stones
Skills To Be Developed

At the end of the course the student will be able to ride a horse walk, trot and canter and
provide basic care for a horse.

The students will have improved their skills in horsemanship, equestrian, teamwork,
communication and decision making.

The students will have learnt about determination, perseverance, reliability, resilience
and responding to instructions.

IMPROVE YOUR GOLF


Cost

100.00

Open To

All at Sandown Golf Centre

Max No. Students

10 20 students

Course Leader

TBC

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

Working alongside a golf professional at a local golf course you will provided with help to
improve your golf technique both on the driving range and on the golf course ending with a 9
hole golf tournament.
Skills To Be Developed

Working as part of a team


Develop your golf techniques
Receiving expert advice from a golf professional

INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING SKILLS


Cost

45.00 + travel to London

Open To

Psychology Students

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

VEL with JPG

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

An introduction to basic counselling skills leads to a 30 hour course in year 2 which is a


nationally recognised qualification. Students can become peer supporters in year 2. Includes a
visit to the Freud museum in London on day 3.
Skills To Be Developed
Students learn some basic counselling skills based on professional practice, for supporting young
people in distress. They learn about confidentiality and its limits and about good professional
practice. They develop interpersonal, communication skills and self-confidence. They can
participate in the college's peer support scheme and other student support programmes.

LEVEL 1 FOOTBALL COACHING COURSE


Cost

150.00

Open To

Sport BTEC and A Level PE students only

Max No. Students

24

Course Leader

APC

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

This course aims to give students a basic understanding of football coaching techniques and
practices, and on successful completion they will receive a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching
Football. This qualifies them to lead coaching sessions (under the overall guidance of a higher
qualified coach). The activities will include session on emergency first aid, safeguarding
children, and the student will lead mini coaching sessions on the field.
Skills To Be Developed
Build upon teamwork and communication skills
Build upon good work relationships with fellow student coach

LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATION (NPLQ)


Cost

250.00

Open To

All please see outline below

Max No. Students

12

Course Leader

MJH

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


The NPLQ is a nationally recognised lifeguard qualification and is an excellent part-time working
opportunity as well as a great stepping stone into the leisure industry. Completing this course is
not only rewarding, but also provides individuals with key life skills first aid, CPR and water
rescue techniques to name a few. Holding this qualification also looks good on your CV for any
job because it shows you are a team player and can work in a position of responsibility.
The course is open to anyone but you do have to be 16 to take the assessment and be
able to jump or dive into deep water, swim 50m in less than 1 minute, swim 100m
continuously on your front and then on your back, tread water for 30 seconds, dive,
jump or surface dive to the bottom of the pool and climb out of the pool unaided. This
course is all week from 8am to 6pm. these skills will be tested at the pool before
you are able to take the course.

Skills To Be Developed
Teamwork and communication skills
Learning new skills for future employment

LONDON FILM EXPERIENCE


Cost

60 + travel to London on 3 days

Open To

Media & Film Students

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

DB with DEH

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


This will encompass various trips to the BFI, the BFI Max, the British Board of Film Classification,
art-house cinemas, film festival screenings and exhibitions. These activities will include
screenings, talks, Q & As and workshops and will provide an excellent opportunity to further
build upon your existing film knowledge. This activity is highly recommended for students who
want to study film or media at university.
Skills To Be Developed

Gain an understanding of the Film industry


Working as part of a team
Learn how to debate key issues within the film industry

MATHS & SCIENCE IN THE REAL WORLD


Cost

50.00

Open To

Students currently taking AS level Mathematics

Max No. Students

40

Course Leader

AKF with DS, RW and SMT

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


The Maths in Science in the Real World course started with a visit to Bletchley Park to learn
about the exciting and vital work to break the Enigma code and the mathematics behind it.
Students have the opportunity to develop their code breaking and making skills further by
listening to a visiting speaker. Students then work in teams to investigate what makes a theme
park ride thrilling. After looking at the maths and mechanics of the rides they can try them out
for real at Thorpe Park.
Skills To Be Developed

Maths used in code breaking, to include at trip to Bletchley Park

The Maths and Science behind extreme rides, including a trip to Thorpe Park

Guest speakers from Royal Holloway University

MOVIES AND MENTAL ILLNESS


Cost

FREE

Open To

All

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

MK with KBP

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

6th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

The course attempts to explore how the textual and cinematic conventions are used within films
to understand psychopathology. The psychological theories underpinning psychopathology will
be outlines.
Skills To Be Developed

To understand the textual conventions of movies


How movies construct meaningful narratives about psychopathology
Understand the psychological theories underpinning the various films

PERFORMANCE COMEDY SKETCHES


Cost

100.00 + travel to London

Open To

All

Max No. Students

40

Course Leader

GLD with SIR, CRW, DJR

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

Monday in college Jay Bennet and Co. will perform Comedy Sketches followed by a workshop
based on comedy improvisation. Tuesday in college The Sleeping Trees will perform their latest
physical theatre/comedy based show before taking it to Edinburgh. This will be followed by
workshops based on improvisation in the physical theatre/comedy style. Wednesday is a trip to
Harry Potter World to see the behind the scenes sets, costumes and props of the film. One of the
three evenings we go to see a top London show. Total cost of the two in-house performances,
the two in-house workshops, entrance to Harry Potter World, the coach ticket and ticket for a
London show is 100. All these activities are useful for a personal statement. Vocal coaching
and audition preparation can also be arranged if there is a demand for this.
Skills To Be Developed

Understand how to create convincing characters and how to entwine physical theatre
and comedy.
Characterisation, physicality, proxemics, spatial awareness and comic timing.

POLITICS, HISTORY AND CULTURE IN BERLIN


Cost

350.00 - FULL

Open To

See MES if you are interested in a place (only a few remain)

Max No. Students

30

Course Leader

MES with DML

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


The purpose is to find out more about the history, politics and culture of Germany and its
reunited capital. The itinerary has not been finalised yet but it will include some of the following:

Walking and bike historical/political tours of different parts of Berlin

Explore the theme of Berlin during the Cold War including bike and walking tours of
various historical sites such as the Berlin Wall and the Soviet War Memorial

Visit to German Reichstag/Parliament

Meeting with representatives of German political parties and other political organisations

Visits to Stasi (East German Secret police) prison

Swim in Berlins natural lakes and visit some of its trendy music venues, clubs and bars

Skills To Be Developed
Time management and debating skills
Orientation in a foreign country
Raising awareness to multiculturalism and conflicts

PREPARATION FOR ARTS AWARD GOLD


Cost

70.00 + travel to London on 2 days

Open To

All with an interest in Art

Max No. Students

16

Course Leader

SHK

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief course outline


Doing an Arts Gold Award will deepen your knowledge of the arts. It involves taking part in the
arts, learning a new skill and researching the world of the arts. To get a Gold Award you will
need to try out a new art form and create new work. You will create a portfolio for the Gold
Award containing evidence of your work, showing the process of your development. Part of the
award requires young learners to research advanced arts practitioners in order to inform their
own work. They will visit a graduate exhibition Free Range and the Victoria & Albert Museum
(to see an exhibition and visit the National Art Library).
Skills to be developed

Learn to analyse visual research and information

Become aware and start to identify progression goals

ROWING AND CANOEING


Cost

100.00

Open To

All need to swim 50m in light PE kit

Max No. Students

10

Course Leader

TBC

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

By the end of the three days you will have learnt the basics of rowing and canoeing and be able
to take part in a short race.
Skills To Be Developed

Teamwork skills
Communications skills
Meeting new people
Working with others

SAILING AND WINDSURFING


Cost

130.00

Open To

All

Max No. Students

16

Course Leader

JMC with SGG

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

We will spend 3 days at the Queen Mary Sailing Club. There will be 2 days learning to dinghy sail
and then 2 half days with a choice of windsurfing/ SUP/ kayaking.
Skills To Be Developed

Develop sailing and water sport skills under expert tuition.


Learn to work as part of a team
Learn teamwork and good communication skills

SCREEN-PRINTING
Cost

Free

Open To

A level Art, Art & Design, Photography and Fashion students

Max No. Students

15

Course Leader

KC with JMM

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


A practical course designed to introduce you to some basic screen-printing techniques. You will
combine photographic, hand-drawn and stenciled images in order to build up a combination of
experimental images. Ideal for students wishing to build up a portfolio of work for art school
applications.
Skills To Be Developed

Learn how to build up an image in separate layers, registering images.


Develop an understanding of opacity and transparency in order to mix complex colour
combinations.
Learn about artists who have used this commercial process in their work in order to
produce mixed media outcomes

SONGWRITING & HOW TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE


PERFORMER
Cost

35.00

Open To

All

Max No. Students

16

Course Leader

JGS

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


Bentley Browning is a published singer/songwriter and performer, runs the standup comedy
course Comedy Novices, is a member of the band Explode the TV and has appeared in various
TV shows on ITV, BBC and Channel 4.
This series of workshops will cover songwriting, creativity, confidence building, how to write
lyrics, how to make your song have maximum impact and catchiness. You will study successful
writers and performers, develop confidence and learn how to release the real and unique
songwriter and performer in you.

Skills To Be Developed
Compose lyrics for maximum impact and effect
Through analysis of successful writers and performers gain an understanding of what
makes a successful song
Develop performance style and confidence

SPANISH WORK EXPERIENCE IN LONDON


Cost

Travel to London on 3 days

Open To

A Level Spanish students only

Max No. Students

10

Course Leader

SD

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


Are you keen to improve your Spanish and linguistic skills in a working environment; have you
got the desire to immerse yourself in the culture of the Spanish speaking counties? If so, then
why not take part in a fantastic working experience opportunity here in London? Each student is
placed in a job or an institution that promotes the study of Hispanic cultures. Last year our
students had the exciting opportunity to work at Roehampton University and at the London
Spanish Embassy Education Office. This has proved a very useful tool in the past both to
enhance CVs, university applications and to help with obtaining summer jobs.

Skills To Be Developed
Communication in Spanish
Insight into opportunities in travel, gap years and careers
Transferable skills for university and employment
Preparation towards any type of teaching, coaching or development

VIRGINIA WOOLF AND THE BLOOMSBURY SET


Cost

50.00

Open To

All

Max No. Students

24

Course Leader

MKD with GLP and ACV

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


Discover the fascinating life and work of Modernist writer Virginia Woolf whose daring, beautiful
novels shook up the landscape of the early twentieth century. As well as looking at her
controversial works, well also peek into the lives of the rebellious thinkers she surrounds herself
with, whose lifestyle and beliefs threw Victorian convention out of the window.
Ideal for those considering a degree in English Literature or related subject, or for those looking
to find new and exciting books to read by an inspiring author.

Skills To Be Developed
Contextual factors that influenced Bloomsbury writers and thinkers, especially Woolf.
Analyse the linguistic and ideological content of challenging texts not on the
conventional syllabus, in university style seminars.
Improve skills of articulacy in debate and discussion about Modernist ideas concerning
the social responsibility of the writer.
Develop creative skills through producing large visual and verbal collage to record their
experiences of the week.

VISUAL INSIGHT FROM STILL TO MOVING IMAGE


Cost

TBC SEE PROPOSAL

Open To

A level Photography, Media and Film students only

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

BLV with LEB, GDJ

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


This is an exciting programme for students who are interested in both still and moving image
and the relationship between them. It will be ideally suited to students who might wish to study
Photography, Media, Film or related courses at a higher level or who wish to enter these areas
for a career. It will enable students to explore different aspects of these interrelated fields as
well as build up skills and a portfolio of still and moving image pieces that they can take to an
interview they will be a range of workshops and visits including the Imax cinema in London and
an art-house cinema.
Skills to be developed
Create a narrative with both still and moving images
Build a portfolio for apprentice or university interviews
Work collaboratively and as part of a team

VOLUNTEER IN INDIA
Cost

2300 - FULL

Open To

BY INVITATION ONLY STUDENTS ALREADY ALLOCATED

Max No. Students

20

Course Leader

MM with BCP

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015

Brief Course Outline


This is a really exciting opportunity to volunteer abroad with weekly meetings in college
culminating in a 12 day trip to Southern India in July 2015 during Wider Skills Week. Students
will volunteer in a rual Indian school outside of Bangalore.
Skills To Be Developed

Volunteer in an Indian school and carry out maintenance work and teach the children
basic Maths and English.
Students to organise themselves and to raise 2300 to pay for the trip. They will
develop their team working and leadership skills
Students will learn about the Indian culture.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Cost

Travel to placement for 5 days

Open To

ALL

Max No. Students

N/A

Course Leader

DG

Start Date

6th July 2015

End Date

10th July 2015


Brief Course Outline

Students to arrange and negotiate their own programme of work experience with their
prospective employer work experience form needs to be collected from the Progression
Guidance office in the LRC or the front desk in the LRC if the office is closed.
Deadline to obtain a placement is March 1st 2015 please return form to Progression
Guidance office in the LRC.
Skills To Be Developed

Develop good communication skills


Working a part of a team
Organisation and time management skills
Development of crucial employability skills