LEWES 6TH FORM COLLEGE

16-19 Course Guide
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Contents PAGE
Sussex Downs College 5
New Curriculum Developments 6
Key Facts 7
Your Education 8
Your Success 9
Your Life 10
Gallery 13
• Apprenticeships 22
• Business, Economics and Law 24
• Childcare and Health & Social Care 30
• Earth Sciences 34
• English 38
• Foundation Learning 42
• GCSE Plus Programme 46
• Hairdressing and Beauty Therapies 48
• Humanities 52
• Information Technology 56
• Languages 60
• Media and I-Media 62
• Performing Arts 66
• Public Services 74
• Science and Mathematics 78
• Social Sciences 86
• Sport 88
• Sports Academy 92
• Travel and Tourism 98
• Visual Arts 102
Completing your Application
Form and Reference 106
Subject Index 108
How To Find Us 111
Application Forms 113
Sussex Downs College 16-19 Course Guide 2011-2012
produced by Sussex Downs College Communications.
Copy and editing: Sara Humphrey
Design and layout: Jo Carter
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Lewes 6th Form College is
a successful place to study,
learn and achieve. It is part of
a family of colleges that make
up Sussex Downs College and
as such benefts from a wide
range of resources and offers
a broad curriculum choice.
Current students tell me that they chose Lewes
because of our excellent range of courses, our
good teaching, results and retention record plus
the friendly environment. Students at Lewes
beneft from a wide range of opportunities that a
large modern college attracts, whilst maintaining
the ambience of a smaller, friendly college that
values each of its students as individuals. Studying
at college can be a big step but at Lewes 6th
Form College we have a focused, student centred
approach to our learners and so you can be
sure that we will give you plenty of support and
encouragement throughout your time with us.
We hope that you will fnd a number of courses
that will be of interest to you as you read our
prospectus. As you will see we offer programmes
at all Levels and you may choose from a wide
range of subjects, both academic and vocational.
You can also take part in a variety of sports,
fund-raising and social and cultural activities that
make Lewes 6th Form College a real community.
The Student Executive is both an example of
active student participation in college matters
and also represents the excellent staff and
student relations here at Lewes 6th Form
College. An elected Student Governor attends
meetings to share the students’ view points
with the Sussex Downs Corporation members.
Students appreciate the positive atmosphere of
mutual respect.
We expect our students to work hard to
accomplish good qualifcations but we also
want you to gain from and enjoy a learning
community that you will value. Our staff are
here to guide you through your course and
to help you progress to university, training or
employment so that you attain the qualifcations
and skills to achieve your own career goals.
To fnd out more about Lewes 6th Form
College, I warmly invite you to attend one of
our Open Days. Staff and some of our existing
students will be there and you can ask questions,
view the facilities and see students’ work.
You will be made very welcome and we look
forward to meeting you.
Sherry Russell
Head of Lewes 6th Form College
WELCOME
to Lewes 6th
Form College
Sherry Russell, Head of Lewes 6th Form College,
with Sam Symons (left) and Daniel Gravenor (right)
members of The Student Executive.
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SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE
Sussex Downs College is divided into six learning
brands or communities of which three are sixth
form colleges: Park College; Eastbourne Vocational
College; and Lewes 6th Form College. We also
have an International College; an Adult College; and
Employer Training, our business facing brand.
Heads of College are responsible for all students
and staff within their learning communities. They
report to the Executive Director for Business
Development,Wayne Wright, a member of the
College Strategy Team. John Blake, the Principal
and Chief Executive plans to retire in December
and will be succeeded as Principal by Melanie
Hunt, currently Director of Learning and Skills at
Ofsted and former Assistant Principal at the College.
Sussex Downs College was praised by Ofsted
in 2007 for its high success rates, excellent and
flexible curriculum and outstanding leadership and
management.
In 2008 the College was awarded with Learning
and Skills Beacon Status by the Government.
Beacon Status recognises Sussex Downs is as an
education ‘exemplar’ leading on matters relating to
further education.
OPEN EVENING DATES
AUTUMN TERM
Eastbourne Vocational College
and Park College, Eastbourne
campus
Monday 18th October
5.30pm – 8.00pm
Thursday 4th November
5.30pm – 8.00pm
Lewes 6th Form College,
Lewes campus
Friday 12th November
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 13th November
10.00am – 12.00pm
John Blake Melanie Hunt Wayne Wright
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NEW CURRICULUM
DEVELOPMENTS AT LEWES
6TH FORM COLLEGE
We are constantly reviewing our provision and
have recently been involved in the launch of some
exciting new initiatives. Students at the college have
been among the first in the country to achieve the
new suite of Project Qualifications, including the
Extended Project (EPQ), which has allowed students,
with the assistance of a supervisor, to research in
some depth a topic of interest which they have
chosen themselves and achieve a valuable extra
qualification. The EPQ, which is equivalent to half an
A Level, is highly regarded by university admissions
tutors and brings with it additional UCAS points to
support higher education applications.
Students looking for a broad and challenging
sixth form programme will be attracted to the
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma, which consists of
three components: (i) the in-depth study of three
subjects to advanced Level; (ii) the successful
completion of a ‘Global Perspectives’ module, which
invites students to learn more about key themes
of international relevance that are of interest to
young people (such as the environment, politics and
culture) and to discuss and write about them in a
critical and disciplined way, and (iii) the completion
of an Independent Research Report of between
4,500 and 5,000 words. All components must be
passed for the diploma to be achieved, and the
award of the top grade (Distinction 1) is designed to
recognise performance at above the current A Level
A* grade standard.
All BTEC qualifications have undergone a re-
titling exercise by Edexcel, the qualification awarding
body. New specifications will be delivered from
September 2010 with the exception of all Childcare
qualifications. These changes mean there will be
some minor adjustments to the structure of BTEC
courses offered at Lewes, whilst retaining the full
range of qualifications on offer. Further information
is available at edexcel.org.uk.
Please contact the Admissions Team if you would
like more information about any of the courses
highlighted on this page.
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KEY FACTS: SIXTH FORMS
AT SUSSEX DOWNS
COLLEGE
Lewes 6th Form College
• Excellent academic record
• Each year our students are accepted at Oxford
or Cambridge and conservatoires
• Specialist facilities for Performing Arts, Hair
and Beauty salons, Music Academy, Science and
iMedia as well as others
• Access to a Learning Resource Centre
• A wide variety of extracurricular activities
• Common areas for students to use between
classes
• The opportunity to progress onto University
Level courses offered through Sussex Downs
College and The University of Brighton
• Easy to get to by bus or by train
• Earn while you learn available with our
Apprenticeships.
Park College
• Excellent academic record
• Each year our students are accepted at Oxford
or Cambridge and many other HE institutions
• Specialist facilities for Dance, Media, Sports and
Science
• A wide variety of extracurricular activities
• Access to two Learning Resource Centres
• Common areas for students to use between
classes
• The opportunity to progress onto University
Level courses offered through Sussex Downs
College and The University of Brighton
• Easy to get to by bus or by train
• Earn while you learn available with our
Apprenticeships.
Eastbourne Vocational College
• Excellent results
• Trades taught by industry professionals, who
have a real working knowledge of what it is like
working within the industry
• Purpose built facilities and specialist equipment
• Industry experience working in our Salons, Travel
Office or Restaurant
• Earn while you learn available with our
Apprenticeships
• A wide variety of extracurricular activities
• Access to two Learning Resource Centres
• Common areas for students to use between
classes
• The opportunity to progress onto University
Level courses offered through Sussex Downs
College and The University of Brighton
• Easy to get to by bus or by train.
WHICH LEVEL?
When applying you should check that your
qualifications meet our entry requirements. All
courses in this prospectus are tagged with the icons
below explaining what Level they are:
Entry Level

Level 1
Level 2

Level 3
If you are not sure what Level you are able to study at,
or you are uncertain about your choice of course(s)
you can request a guidance session with a member
of our guidance team. Simply tick the box on the
application form and we will arrange an appointment.
Alternatively you can contact your Connexions
Adviser based in your school. All Entry Level and
Level 1 courses are part of the Foundation Learning
programme which means students will access
qualifications in English, Maths and ICT Functional
Skills, and Personal and Social Development. Please
see page 42 for more information about Foundation
Learning. Further information can also be found on
our website.
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YOUR EDUCATION
Excellent Teaching and Learning
Sussex Downs College has a very good reputation
for teaching and learning. Our excellent success rates
and the last Ofsted inspection reflect this. Many of
our vocational teachers have backgrounds working
in industry related to the subject they teach, bringing
a real-world insight into their course material and
helping students to relate their lessons to what will
be expected of them in a working environment.
Our teachers use many different approaches to help
students learn, through classroom activities, trips
and skills based activity, to helping students get work
experience or an apprenticeship while at College.
Students are taught the value of discovering their
own learning style which helps them to learn in the
way that best suits them. There is also time set aside
in the weeks before exams start, for individual or
group revision.
Personal Tutor Sessions
Personal Tutor sessions are a chance for students
to talk to a member of staff who is not their course
teacher about any queries they may have outside of
their course, such as applying to university or how
to get a student loan. Tutors help students to set and
meet achievable targets and discuss ways in which
they can manage their workload. Important College
messages, regarding curriculum, exam timetables
and guidance will also be given in these sessions.
Skills that are not covered in their chosen subjects,
such as applying for jobs or university, citizenship
and personal health awareness are covered in their
tutor, as well as general College information, helping
each student to feel a part of the wider college
community. Students will usually attend one tutorial
session each week which can either be a group
session or a one to one meeting.
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Types of course – what suits you?
(including Apprenticeships)
Different courses suit different people. Sussex
Downs College offers a range of different ways
to learn, from A Levels, which are most suited to
people who like to learn mainly in a classroom and
are assessed through coursework and exams (also
known as academic course) to vocational courses
including Apprenticeships, where you learn while
working, in a practical environment, sometimes
earning money while you do so. These are usually
assessed over the year, through a series of small
practical exams and theory work. To find out what
type of course would suit you, please contact our
Student Services team.
Exam Results
Sussex Downs College enjoys high success rates
in academic and vocational areas, which means
our students have consistently high attendance,
finish their courses and achieve the results they
need to progress. Each year we have hundreds of
students who go on to study at university including
to Oxford or Cambridge Universities and others
go directly into full time work including to some
prestigious work places such as nationally important
organisations like the BBC, five star hotels and
restaurants and other places, both local and national.
Full details of our exam results for the past three
years can be found on our website. Our commitment
is to work with students to ensure their success, to
excite and inspire them by showing what they can
achieve and to develop lifelong learning skills.
YOUR SUCCESS
How Sussex Downs College
Supports You
We want to help you achieve and reach your potential
at College. Whether you want to go to university,
find a job or take a gap year after you finish College,
we can help support you in making that decision and
taking your first steps. Even if you don’t know what
you want to do when you finish College both your
tutor and our guidance team can help you decide.
Please see our ‘Your Life’ section to find out what
tailored support we can offer, to help you get the best
out of the time you are learning with us.
University Level
Sussex Downs College offers university Level
courses, in partnership with The University of
Brighton, so that you can continue your learning
with us. Full details of the courses we offer can be
found on our website, or you can talk to our Student
Services team for more information. If you want to
spread your wings and try somewhere new we also
have prospectuses from other universities in our
Learning Resources Centres. Your tutor can help
guide you through applying to university and the
UCAS and clearing process in your tutorial sessions.
We also arrange trips to Higher Education fairs and
local universities so that you can see the campuses
and make a more informed decision about what
direction you want to take.
Employment
If you want to go straight into employment when you
leave College, then our new Job Search can help you.
We offer an online service which shows any local
jobs. Your tutor can also help you find out how to
apply for other jobs you may be interested in, as well
as giving you advice on how to fill out application
forms, and what to do in an interview. If you take up
one of our Apprenticeships you can earn while you
learn, and other courses often offer work experience
as part of your learning.
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Voluntary Experience
Some students want to get voluntary experience or
go travelling before they go to university or start
work. Your tutor can help you to find something
that you want to do or there is more information
on the College website about how to get involved
in voluntary work. We also run several projects at
the College that you can get involved in, such as the
Uganda project, where students from the college
spend several weeks in East Africa each summer,
helping to build schools and other essential buildings.
Getting involved in work like this can be a life-
changing experience and help you to develop a range
of skills that will help you to get a job or university
place in the future.
Competitions
As part of your course you may get the chance
to enter some national competitions, which are a
chance for you to show just how much you have
achieved. Look at the news section on our website
for details of these and also speak with teachers at
one of our open events about what opportunities
you will have on your course.
YOUR LIFE
College Environment
We want to help you achieve your best at College.
We help create a learning environment where
students and staff are confident, healthy and safe. We
have Learning Resource Centres on each campus,
where you can go to do private study and research.
Our friendly Student Liaison team can help you
get involved in College events. There are several
College parties each year, as well as a Freshers’ Fair
in September, to help you to find out more about
the College and make new friends. Each campus has
several common areas, usually near our food outlets,
where you can relax and meet friends, as well as lots
of outdoor spaces to enjoy. Each campus has shops
nearby or on-site, as well as food outlets on-site
that promote healthy options and is easy to get to by
public transport. We also offer high quality childcare
facilities on-site, have a staff and student-run travel
agency and restaurant on the Eastbourne campus, and
a staff and student-run hair and beauty salons at both
Eastbourne and Lewes. There are also Connexions
Advisors available who can help you to make decisions
about what you want to do after College. We have a
counselling service should you need it.
Student Welfare
Every Student Matters (ESM) is the College’s promise
to make sure that you get the support you need to
stay safe, be healthy, enjoy and achieve, make a positive
contribution, and achieve economic well-being.
Sussex Downs College is also committed to Equality
and Diversity and to ensuring that differences
between all of its students and staff are respected.
We value all of our students and staff and are
opposed to any harassment or discrimination
arising from race or nationality, gender, sexuality,
age, disability, religion, faith or social background. We
challenge inappropriate behaviour and attitudes and
take positive action to promote good relations and
prevent inequality.
The posters on page 12 show some of the ways in
which we promote our students’ welfare, and you
can find out more by visiting the Every Student
Matters section on our website.
No Smoking: Please note that Sussex Downs
College sites are restricted smoking campuses.
Student Services: We have Student Services staff
at each campus who can assist you with any queries
you may have about applying for a course and about
the financial help that you may be able to receive
while you are at College. For more information,
please see our Money Matters section.
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Student Voice
Student Executive: The Student Executive is one
way that you can make your voice heard within the
College. Any student can apply to become a member of
the Executive and elections are held once a year, with
each member voted in by other students. The Student
Executive has a role to play in recommending changes
/ improvements that students would like to see at
the college and they arrange regular meetings with
students to make sure that any issues affecting your
learning, safety or enjoyment can be quickly resolved.
Student Voice: You do not have to join the Student
Executive to make your voice heard. The College
believes that students should be seen and heard. We
invite students to help us make important decisions
ranging from interviewing potential teachers, attending
governor meetings and taking part in working groups.
We believe that the best way to meet your needs is to
listen to what you have to say. There are numerous
opportunities ranging from student questionnaires, to
forums dedicated to discussing teaching and learning
on your courses, to a student conference. We are
committed to giving students, parents and employers
a voice at Sussex Downs College.
Learner Support
We welcome students with a wide range of learning
difficulties or disabilities and are committed to
helping you achieve. Please tell us when applying if
you need any extra support, particularly at or before
coming for interview. To find out in more detail what
support we can offer please contact the Learning
Support team. You can call us on the numbers below,
or email info@sussexdowns.ac.uk.
Lewes Campus
Phone: 01273 402412
Textphone: 01273 402478
Eastbourne Campus (Park and EVoC)
Phone:
EvoC - 01323 637258
Park - 01323 637658
Textphone: 01323 637216
Extra Curricular Activities
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in
extra curricular activities at college, either through
our sports academy classes, or enrichment activities.
It is best to talk to your tutor to find out what is
available. If there is something you would like to do
as an enrichment activity, but is not currently offered,
say so, and if there is enough interest we may be able
to offer it in the future. Enrichment is about adding
to your achievement and if it is important to you
then it is important to us too.
Money Matters
Money and finance are a key part of College life.
There are several things that make life cheaper
for students, from discounted public transport, to
money off materials, books and even clothes and
concerts. For more information on nationwide
student discounts visit www.nus.org.uk and visit the
College website for local travel discounts. You may
also be able to claim EMA (Education Maintenance
Allowance) which is a cash sum paid into your bank
each week to help cover travel or learning expenses
while you are studying. Other support funds such
as Discretionary Learner Support Fund or a
Local Authority Travel allowance may also be
available. Please refer to the College website for
details of these and other sources of financial help or
speak to our Student Services team.
If you require further information on any area in this
section please visit our website or come along to our
open events:
Lewes 6th Form College
Friday 12th November 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 13th November 10.00am - 12.00pm
Eastbourne Vocational and Park College
Monday 18th October 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Thursday 4th November 5.30pm - 8.00pm
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APPRENTICESHIPS
Earn while you learn
If you want to earn money when you leave school, but
don’t have the skills you need yet, look no further than
Sussex Downs College, Employer Training.

We have a range of Apprenticeship programmes
available in a variety of professions. Apprenticeships
are training schemes for those who would like to
achieve a qualifcation while working. You will learn in
the workplace, building up knowledge and skills – and
as your employer pays your wages, you will be earning
money at the same time!

Some apprenticeships are based entirely in the
workplace, and others offer regular sessions at the
College, in our purpose built facilities, helping you to
gain further skills.
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COURSES AVAILABLE
INCLUDE:
• Accounting Apprenticeship

• Business and Administration
Apprenticeship

• Hairdressing Apprenticeship and
Advanced Apprenticeship

• Bricklaying Apprenticeship and
Advanced Apprenticeship

• Carpentry Apprenticeship and
Advanced Apprenticeship

• Construction Operations
Apprenticeship and Advanced
Apprenticeship

• Highways Maintenance
Apprenticeship and Advanced
Apprenticeship

• Painting and Decorating
Apprenticeship and Advanced
Apprenticeship

• Plumbing Apprenticeships and
Advanced Apprenticeship

• Hospitality Customer Service
Apprenticeship
• Hospitality Supervision
Apprenticeship
• Motor Vehicle (Body Repair
and Paint Operations)
Apprenticeship and Advanced
Apprenticeships

• Motor Vehicle (Mechanical
Repair) Apprenticeship and
Advanced Apprenticeships

• Professional Cookery
Apprenticeship

• Retail Skills Apprenticeship

• And many more!
For full details of our apprenticeship
courses visit our website
www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or call
08452 302 007.
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Our expert teaching staff, many of whom have
extensive professional experience, will prepare you
for your nextstep on the road to a professional
career. Your next step could be further or higher
education or straight into the workplace. You can
expect to develop a range of skills essential for
your future success in whatever feld you choose.
These include: writing and presentation; quantitative
techniques; analytical skills and logical argument.
Perhaps more importantly your course will help you
to develop essential life skills such as: teamwork,
leadership and communication, all of which will
increase your confdence in your own abilities. We
offer a range of vocational and academic courses in
Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics and Law.
BUSINESS,
ECONOMICS
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ACCOUNTING AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete the A Level.
Entry Requirements
You need to be confdent handling and
understanding numbers and should be
expecting to achieve a B grade in GCSE
Mathematics. In addition you need to be
organised, logical, able to learn and retain lots
of information and to produce work that is
precise and accurate for example following
examples exactly. This is in addition to the
standard College entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
The AS Level focuses mainly on fnancial
accounting, this is the process of recording
business transactions and reporting the
business performance. To do this you learn
how organisations record transactions using
double entry bookkeeping and how to check
the accuracy of your bookkeeping. To measure
business performance you will prepare proft
and loss accounts and balance sheets and
analyse these using ratio analysis. You will also
investigate the role ICT plays in accounting
and learn how businesses plan for the future
using budgets. The second year is split between
fnancial and management accounting.
BUSINESS BTEC EXTENDED
CERTIFICATE


Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
Accounting is a very demanding subject
and you will need to be confdent handling
and understanding numbers and should be
expecting to achieve a B grade in GCSE
Mathematics and a C grade in English Language.
Ideally, you will take AS Accounting alongside
another numerate subject, for example A Level
Maths or Economics. In addition, you need to
be organised, logical, able to learn and retain
lots of information and to produce work that is
precise and accurate. This is in addition to the
standard College entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
You are required to study 2 mandatory units:
Business Purposes and Business Organisations.
You will then study a number of optional
units (depending on their credit value).
These could include: Financial Forecasting for
Business, People in Organisations, Training and
Employment in Business, Personal Selling in
Business, Customer Relations in Business, as
well as others.
BUSINESS BTEC SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
GCSE Grade C in Maths and English or a
Merit at Intermediate Level is essential. An
interview with the course team is required.
This is in addition to the standard college entry
requirements for the programme you have
chosen. This course requires a great deal of self
motivation and excellent time management skills.
Study
The course consists of 6 units of study (one A
Level equivalent), 4 core units and 2 specialist
units. The core units are:
1. The Business Environment
2. Business Resources
3. Introduction to Marketing
4. Business Communication.
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AND FINANCE HIGHER
DIPLOMA

Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
Four GCSEs at grades D-E to include English
and Maths at grade D or above.
Study
The Diploma offers learners the opportunity
to acquire knowledge and skills in the broad
context of business, administration and fnance.
BUSINESS STUDIES AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level (BUSS1 and BUSS2)
and a further year to complete the full A Level
(BUSS3 and BUSS4).
Entry Requirements
Minimum of GCSE Grade C in English and
Mathematics. A genuine interest in business is
also required, as students will be expected to
make use of their knowledge of the business
world.
Study
The frst year focuses on starting a small
business and centres around the Business
Plan (BUSS1) with the focus switching to the
internal operations of medium sized businesses
(BUSS2). The second year concentrates on the
strategies of larger multinational businesses
(BUSS3) and the external environment within
which they operate (BUSS4).
BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION
AND FINANCE ADVANCED
DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years.
Entry Requirements
In addition to general college requirements
you will be expected to achieve at least a C in
English Language and Mathematics at GCSE.
You should have good IT skills and an interest
in using IT in Business.
Study
The Diploma offers learners the opportunity
of acquiring knowledge and skills in the broad
context of business, administration and fnance.
ECONOMICS AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
Minimum of C Grades in GCSE Maths and
English Language. This is in addition to the
standard college entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
You will study key theoretical concepts, such as
supply and demand, competition and monopoly,
and government policy.
Name: Dominic Thomas Age: 17
Home town: Seaford
Previous School: Priory School
Studying: Business, English Language and Photography
“There is good transport to the college. I am the student president for Lewes 6th Form College. I want to go into
creative marketing or advertising, but take a year out to travel before University.”
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CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA

Duration
The Certifcate is an AS equivalent course
lasting one year. The Diploma is the second
year of the course and combined with the
Certifcate provides an A Level equivalent
qualifcation. The Certifcate and Diploma are
available as a one year intensive course.
Entry Requirements
There are no specifc entry requirements for
this course. You will have to meet the College
requirement for entry on to a Level 3 course.
Study
In the Certifcate you will investigate the
range of fnancial products that are available to
you to help you achieve what you want in life.
LAW AS AND A2

Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
C grades in Maths and English are essential for
enrolment on this course (and also for entry
to University to study Law). This is in addition
to the standard college entry requirements for
the programme you have chosen.
Study
The study of Law involves the development of
a range of skills including the analysis of legal
principles and the evaluation of conceptual ideas.
Name: Jasmine Deakin Age: 16
Home town: Newhaven
Previous School: Tideway School
Studying: Business, Law, Critical Thinking and English Language
“In business we got to research Thorpe Park, and then go there and have a talk with staff about marketing.
My subjects involve all different types of work, Law is extremely full on, but interesting, where as English Language
is more about creative writing and imagination.”
Care courses are for anyone who cares passionately
about people and the community. From health and
the environment, to looking after children, your
studies will prepare you for a career in the care
sector in roles ranging from nursing and teaching
through to social work. There are a wide range of
courses available at various Levels which offer scope
for further study or employment.
CHILDCARE,
HEALTH
& SOCIAL
CARE
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DIPLOMA

Duration
One year - full-time.
Entry Requirements
Students should be at least 16 years of age
and must be enthusiastic about working with
children. They will need a minimum of four
GCSEs at grade D (including English) plus
Maths at Grade E.
Study
You attend College for three days a week and
will be on a work placement for the other
two days. You will study subjects such as
communication, health & safety and promoting
children’s development.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG
PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE
DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years - full-time.
Entry Requirements
Students should be at least 16 years of age and
be enthusiastic about working with children.
They will need a minimum of four GCSEs at
grade C and one at grade B, including C in
English. Those students wishing to progress
onto Initial Teacher Training must achieve
a C grade in GCSE English, Maths and
Science. Once at the College you will have to
complete a Criminal Records Bureau check.
It is not possible to take this course without
satisfactory clearance.
Study
The course lasts two years and is full-time.
You attend college for three days a week and
will be on a work placement for the other
two days. There will be four placements and
these will cover a range of settings, including
nurseries, schools and a special needs
placement.
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE - BTEC
EXTENDED CERTIFICATE
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
Normal College entry requirements for
GCSE+.
Study
You will study 4 units, covering subjects such
as communication, individual needs and health
and safety.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
APPLIED AS AND A2
Duration
Two years.
Entry Requirements
You should have the normal College entry
requirements, along with the characteristics
below. You should be interested in health and
social care subjects, working with people and
helping to meet their needs. You should be
well motivated, enthusiastic, self-disciplined
and reliable. You should enjoy working with
other people as part of a small or large team.
You should enjoy investigating topics for
yourself through practical information research.
This course is also available to adults and
international students.
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Study
The course is divided into six units.
Year one:
Unit 1: Human Growth and Development.
Externally assessed.
Unit 2: Communication and Values in Health
and Social Care. Internally assessed.
Unit 3: Positive Care Environments.
Internally assessed.
Year two:
Unit 7: Meeting Individual Needs. Externally
assessed.
Unit 8: Promoting Health and Wellbeing.
Internally assessed.
Unit 9: Investigating Disease. Internally
assessed.
Like all care courses, Health and Social Care
has a strong theoretical base which is linked
to situations which are experienced within the
care sector.
SOCIETY, HEALTH AND
DEVELOPMENT ADVANCED
DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years.
Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths
and English at grade C or above. Once at the
College you will have to complete a Criminal
Records Bureau check. It is not possible to
take the course without satisfactory clearance.
Study
This course has a strong theoretical base
but is closely linked to situations which are
experienced in the care sector. Care has a
set of underpinning principles and each care
role has a code of ethics/practice. Much of the
course will be linked to practical experience
from vocational placements.
Name: Sasha Kennet Age: 17
Home town: Burgess Hill
Previous School: Oakmeeds Community College
Studying: Health and Social Care BTEC
“I really enjoy all of my course as it involves working with people. I want to work with people who have suffered
domestic abuse when I leave College.”
Earth Science is an all-embracing term for the
sciences relating to the processes of planet Earth. The
disciplines available to study include Environmental
Science, Geography and Geology. You will have
the opportunity to learn about the elements, the
evolution of life, earth surface processes and the
origins and behaviour of the oceans and atmosphere.
An innate knowledge of the earth and its processes
will be accrued which will be applicable to many
areas of future study.
EARTH
SCIENCES
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GCSE
Duration
One year
Entry Requirements
You will need a general education to GCSE
standard with good basic literacy and
numerical skills. An awareness of some current
environmental issues would be an advantage
Study
There are fve major themes: Air, Water and
Energy. Rocks and Soils. Organisms in the
Environment. Farming, Fishing and Forestry.
Waste and Pollution. Some popular topics
studied within these themes include the
greenhouse effect, energy resources, pollution,
waste disposal, wildlife and landscape
conservation.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
AS AND A LEVEL
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
Minimum Grade C in GCSE Maths, English
and Science. This is in addition to the standard
College entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
At AS you will study two units which will give
you a good understanding of the core ideas.
These are: The Living Environment - wildlife
conservation, the conditions for life on Earth,
and land resources - The Physical Environment
- the atmosphere, water resources, and the
Earths crust (the lithosphere). At A2 there
are also two units, the topics are more
challenging and broader based. These are:
Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution;
The Impact of Mankind, Food Production, and
Sustainability. You will also be required to carry
out feldwork in order to answer questions on
the exam papers (there is no coursework at
either AS or A2).
GEOGRAPHY AS AND A LEVEL
Duration
One year AS, two years A Level
Entry Requirements
Our standard entry requirement of fve GCSEs
at Grade C or above (or equivalent) to include
English Language.
Study
AS Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography
Physical topics for study include rivers and
food management, cold environments, coasts
and hot deserts. Human topics for study
include global population change and issues
related to food supply, energy and health.
Unit 2: Applied Geography Basic, investigative,
ICT, graphical, cartographic and statistical
skills. Research skills and the assessment of AS
feldwork.
A Level Unit 3: Contemporary geographical
issues. Topics include plate tectonics and
associated hazards, weather and climate
and associated hazards, challenges facing
ecosystems, world cities - evolution or
revolution, development and globalisation,
contemporary conficts and challenges.
Unit 4 a) Geographical feldwork investigation
or (b) Geographical issue evaluation.
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GEOLOGY AS AND A LEVEL
Duration
One year for AS Level, two years for A2.
Entry Requirements
No previous study of Geology is necessary,
but students will be expected to have achieved
grades CC or above in GCSE Science. This
is in addition to the standard College entry
requirements for the programme you have
chosen.
Study
Geology is an interesting and varied subject.
The majority of students are pleased with
their choice and many go on to study related
courses at university. Geology is the branch
of science concerned with the structure,
evolution and dynamics of the Earth. It looks
at topics such as plate tectonics, minerals,
energy resources, rock forming processes,
geological time and geological hazards. At
AS students learn the foundations of the
subject and develop investigative geological
skills via practical work, feldwork, analysing
photographs and geological maps. The AS also
includes a module looking at geological hazards
(earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides) and
their impact on humans. A2 builds upon the
foundations of AS and includes the study of
two geological themes in more detail. Students
produce coursework involving feldwork and
practical work.
Name: Alex Bennett Age: 17
Home town: Kingston
Previous School: Chailey School
Studying: Geology, Geography, Maths and Economics
“I absolutely love all of my lessons, they are really fun, and I have made some great
friends in my classes.”
We offer three different A Level specifcations in English.
By studying one of these courses, you will develop your
reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will also
learn how to make a close analysis of style in order to
gain an informed understanding of the ways in which
writers use language to convey meaning and shape readers’
responses. Depending on your choice of A Level, you
may study a wide range of literary genres, the structures
of the English language, or theories about how and why
people communicate with each other as they do. Our
classes often involve lively discussions and will help you
develop confdence about speaking in public. Written
work is carefully marked to help you improve your grasp
of structure, accuracy and expression. Our aim is to
encourage active participation, develop students’ interest
in their subject and equip them to learn independently as
a preparation for university study or employment. These
subjects combine well with a wide range of others and are
useful qualifcations for a large number of careers such as
journalism, public relations, law, media and teaching.
ENGLISH
ENGLISH GCSE

Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
Grade D in English Language GCSE in a
previous examination. This course is also
available to adults and international students
without a previous grade D, who will be
interviewed to assess their suitability.
Study
The emphasis of this course is on improving
writing, speaking, listening, and reading and
comprehension skills. You will study a range
of texts from many felds of interest. You will
learn to analyse language more precisely and
will use your knowledge to improve your own
practical writing skills for a variety of audiences
and purposes.
ENGLISH GCSE (2 YEAR)
Duration
Two years.
Entry Requirements
This course is designed for students who
have not attained a grade D in English. They
will accrue a range of qualifcations over the
course, with the ultimate aim of attaining a
GCSE English at grade C or above.
Study
This course is designed specifcally for those
students who wish to work towards a GCSE
qualifcation in English. It is intended to provide
you with key communication skills, both oral
and written and to develop your understanding
of the different forms and functions of English
as it is used in everyday situations.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND
LITERATURE AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
A minimum of GCSE grade C in English
Language is required. However, a grade B is
strongly recommended. This is in addition to
the standard College entry requirements for
the programme you have chosen.
Study
We are currently studying modern plays,
including ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
by Oscar Wilde and ‘A Streetcar Named
Desire’ by Tennessee Williams, in addition to a
contemporary text.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
A minimum of GCSE grade B in English
Language is required. This is in addition to the
standard College entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
This course is signifcantly different from
English Language GCSE as the focus at AS/A2
is on the linguistic analysis of texts. Grammar,
syntax, semantics, phonology and pragmatics
are all taught in detail and used to inform close
readings of texts.
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AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
A minimum of GCSE grade B in English
Literature is required. This is in addition to the
standard College entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
There are two modules at AS Level:
Unit 1: Aspects of Narrative which is an
examination of two hours on two novels and a
selection of poetry (taken in June ) (60%).
Unit 2: Dramatic Genres which consists of
two pieces of coursework within the dramatic
genre of Tragedy (40%).
There are two modules at A2 Level:
Unit 3: Texts and Genres which consists of an
examination of 2 hours in June on Elements of
the Gothic (30% of total A Level).
Unit 4: Further and Independent Reading is
a coursework module which consists of one
piece of comparative coursework (comparing
two texts - 1200-1500 words) and one piece
applying a theoretical position to a 1200-1500
word text (20% of total A Level).
Name: Elizabeth Brewster Age: 17
Home town: Seaford
Previous School: St Bede’s School
Studying: English Language A2, Maths GCSE, Photography A2
“I came to Lewes 6th Form College because my friends recommended it. It is a really friendly environment.
My course involves a lot of essay writing outside of class.”
The Foundation Learning department at Sussex Downs College
offers personalised programmes at Entry and Level 1 which
address skills gaps whilst challenging learners to achieve their
potential. Learners beneft from a meaningful, destination led
programme which prepares them for Level 2 learning, employment,
apprenticeships, and independent living. Foundation Learning
programmes combine vocational/employability programmes with
Functional Skills and personal and social development qualifcations
to allow learners to develop the skills needed for their next steps.
We support our programmes through ensuring that students are in
small groups, receive additional support as appropriate, experience
a wide enrichment programme, and beneft from a wraparound
tutorial programme. Our programmes at Entry 1 and 2 focus on
developing independent living and employability skills, including
independent travel training and work experience as appropriate.
At Entry 3 and Level 1 students have the opportunity to ‘taste’
different curriculum areas such as:
Art, Business, Catering and Hospitality, Floristry
Health and Social Care, Horticulture & Travel and Tourism.
These accredited tasters allow learners to experience different
vocational routes whilst developing their aspirations.
FOUNDATION
LEARNING
43 FOUNDATION LEARNING -
DIPLOMA IN VOCATIONAL
STUDIES

Duration
This qualifcation is for one year.
Entry Requirements
There are no formal qualifcations needed,
however we will be looking for a Functional
Skill profle one Level below the Level of the
main qualifcation. Students will have a holistic
assessment to ensure they are on the right
Level of course. This will include looking at
student’s prior attainment, Functional Skill
Level, and ability to manage the attendance,
commitment and behavioural expectations of
the college.
Study
Foundation Learning at Level 1 has 3 strands-
Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT,
Personal and Social Development, and
vocational units. The main qualifcation is the
Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies
which allows learners to study several units
within vocational areas.
FOUNDATION LEARNING -
ENTRY

Duration
Each Level qualifcation lasts for 1 year.
Entry Requirements
There are no formal qualifcations needed,
however we will be looking for a Functional
Skill profle one Level below the Level of the
main qualifcation. Students will have a holistic
assessment to ensure they are on the right
Level of course. This will include looking at
students prior attainment, Functional Skill
Level, and ability to manage the attendance,
commitment and behavioural expectations of
the college.
Study
Foundation Learning at Entry 2 and 3 has 3
strands - Functional Skills in Maths, English
and ICT, personal and social development,
and vocational units. The main qualifcation,
the Skills for Working Life Diploma, includes
personal and social development, skills for
independent living, and vocational units to
maximise students’ employability. These
vocational units could include horticulture,
catering and hospitality, IT and retail,
amongst others.
FOUNDATION LEARNING
PERSONAL PROGRESS


Duration
Dependent on destination - some learners on
this pre entry/Entry 1 provision will progress
after one academic year, others will stay for up
to 3 years.
Entry Requirements
No formal qualifcations needed, but
prospective students will need to demonstrate
through interview that they can manage the
attendance, commitment and behavioural
expectations of the college.
Study
The main qualifcation, the Personal Progress
Diploma, provides a framework for the
recognition and development of a range of
personal and social skills that will assist young
people and adults to develop themselves, their
autonomy and prepare for life, employment and
a positive role in the community. Some learners
will also undertake Entry 1 Functional Skills in
Maths, English and ICT.
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I-PROJECT

Duration
The programme length can vary from 22
weeks to 36 weeks. However, all learners will
study the recommended 450 guided learning
hours.
Entry Requirements
The learner must be aged between 16 and 18
but does not need any qualifcations prior to
starting the programme.
Study
The I-Project is a cross college programme:
1. Eastbourne, Hailsham and Wealden
2. Lewes and Newhaven.
There will be 3 projects running in each
area which should complement each other
therefore allowing a young person to
move fexibly within the provision based
upon their learning needs and personalised
learning plan. Each project will comprise
of a 2-4 week induction period where the
young persons academic and social needs
will be assessed before they chose which
programme to access. They will be able
to receive accreditation for the induction
period selecting from a range of core units.
Subsequently, they will progress onto the main
programme and work towards either a Level 1
Award, Certifcate or Diploma. In addition a
learner will follow Functional Skills courses
in English, maths and ICT and will have the
opportunity to sit the relevant test before
they progress.

-project
i
inspiring achievement
Name: Thea-May Callingham-Woods Age: 16
Home town: Brighton
Previous School: Downs Park School
Studying: Entry Life Skills
“I came to Sussex Downs College because of the help I get. I have freedom and have made friends here.
I study ICT and Maths.”
The GCSE Plus Programme provides an
opportunity for students over 16 years old to
gain or improve GCSE and vocational Level 2
qualifcations. The course is designed to provide
progression onto either a vocational course or
an academic Level 3 course. The programme will
support you in developing a wide range of skills and
knowledge and in building your confdence. Many
of our students choose to study one vocational
qualifcation, the equivalent of 2 GCSEs, while
improving their skills and qualifcations in Maths
and English. Others choose to follow a more mixed
programme taking 5 GCSEs in a range of different
subjects. The programme that you choose to follow
will be discussed at interview and is tailored to
your career aspirations and interests. For many of
our students, the GCSE Plus programme is a year
to build a frm base from which to tackle further
study and/or employment.
GCSE PLUS
PROGRAMME
GCSE PLUS PROGRAMME
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
You do not need any formal qualifcations but
you will be required to take diagnostic profling
in English and Maths to ensure that you are
ready for a Level 2 programme. The tests will
be followed by an interview to determine your
suitability for the course and to discuss subject
options.
Study
You are encouraged to choose one double
subject (equivalent to two single GCSEs) and
up to a maximum of three other single subjects
from the options listed in the subject sections
of this prospectus. You will attend weekly
group tutorials, regular individual progress
review sessions and take part in the college
enrichment programme. An ICT Functional
Skills course is provided for all students
without a formal ICT qualifcation, and you will
be entered for either a Level 1 or a Level 2
qualifcation depending on your abilities and
experience.
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For a really exciting career look no further than
our range of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
courses. Through our links with industry leaders
such as Goldwell and Dermologica, our excellent
facilities in our professional salons and the
opportunity to work with real clients on a daily
basis, we will prepare you for a career in one of the
most creative and rewarding vocational areas.
HAIRDRESSING
AND BEAUTY
THERAPIES
BEAUTY THERAPY STUDIES

Duration
Two years full time.
Entry Requirements
You should have three GCSE passes at grade C
or above. This is in addition to the standard
College entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
Use of Salon IT, reception duties, retailing, facial
care, make-up, eye treatments, nail treatments,
waxing, body massage, electrical therapy,
electrolysis and aromatherapy using blended oils.
HAIR AND BEAUTY ADVANCED
DIPLOMA


Duration
Two years full time.
Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths
and English at grade C or above.
Study
The Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies will
develop creativity and skills, encouraging
originality and allowing experimentation with
products. Students will also need to research
and evaluate the effectiveness of general
management and business skills, business
location and design and event management. The
course also explores product manufacture in
spa and business environments and the positive
effects marketing and sales can have on this.
Customer service and communication skills
will be developed to a high Level through all
aspects of this course, preparing students for
work in a business environment.
HAIR AND BEAUTY HIGHER
DIPLOMA
Duration
One year full time.
Entry Requirements
Four GCSEs at grades D-E to include English
and Maths at grade D or above.
Study
Our Hair and Beauty Diploma covers more
than just the basics, you could fnd yourself
running your own hair salon, styling make-up
for catwalk shows or even teaching others
what you have learnt!
HAIR, BEAUTY AND
THEATRICAL MAKEUP STUDIES


Duration
Two years full time.
Entry Requirements
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or
above. This is in addition to the standard
College entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
Practical hairdressing, including all aspects of
modern hairdressing, i.e. colouring, cutting,
curling, styling, reception duties, use of salon
IT, background theory and design; theatrical
make-up, beauty studies, including facials, make-
up, manicure and eye treatments. You will also
undertake work placement in an approved
situation.
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50 HAIRDRESSING
APPRENTICESHIP AND
ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP

Duration
Completion of an Apprenticeship will
be dependant on experience, but can be
completed within 15 months. An Advanced
Apprenticeship may take up to 21 months
depending on existing skills, qualifcations and
individual experience.
Entry Requirements
We would expect that you are able to
demonstrate an interest in hairdressing along
with a confdence of working with the public,
we will discuss this with you at your interview.
Apprentices: GCSE grades D in English and
D in Maths with current employment in a
hairdressing salon. Advanced Apprentices:
Successful completion of Hairdressing NVQ
Level 2, GCSE grades C in English and C
in Maths with current employment in a
hairdressing salon. These requirements are
subject to change.
Study
Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2: you will be
employed at a salon for four days a week
and attend College for one day a week. The
course covers practical hairdressing, including
colouring, reception duties, service and product
promotion, use of IT in the salon, background
theory and design, employment rights and
responsibilities. You will also study Functional
Skills in English and Maths at Level 1.
Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3: for
those who have already completed NVQ
Level 2 in Hairdressing and are currently
working in a hairdressing salon and wish to
develop their skills further. The course includes:
fashion colouring, advanced cutting, creative
total looks and promotional work. Written
work is included as a way of self development
and exploration of the hairdressing industry,
alongside Functional Skills in English and
Maths at Level 2 and employment rights and
responsibilities.
Name: Danni Levett Age: 17
Home town: Uckfield
Previous School: Uckfield Community Technology College
Studying: Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2
“The superb reputation for my course led me to Sussex Downs College. The wider facilities are also great,
I use the nursery. Look at all the information available and make sure you come to the open evenings.
At your interview ask all the questions you need to.”
With our highly qualifed and expert staff, friendly
and enjoyable learning styles and the opportunity
to develop new and exciting ideas, it is no surprise
that so many students choose to include at least
one Humanities subject in their programme of
studies. Whether in History, Religious Studies or
Philosophy, exploring ancient minds in Classical
Civilisation or how we work together in today’s
communities in Government and Politics, the
Humanities team will introduce you to new and
unexpected worlds of possibility.
HUMANITIES
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AS
AND A2
Duration
One year for the AS followed by a further year
to complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
A Grade C in English Language GCSE
or equivalent would be considered to
be a minimum expectation as there is a
considerable amount of textual analysis in the
course. Students should have a deep interest in
all aspects of the Classical world including its
archaeology and literature.
Study
The course concentrates on the literary
and archaeological evidence for aspects of
Greek and Roman civilisation. At AS Level
you will study two units from a range of
topics which are likely to be: Archaeology and
the Classical World (in which you will study
the principles and methods of archaeology
and the archaeological evidence from major
Mycenaean sites). Greek Historians (in which
you will study literary extracts from the works
of Herodotus, Thucydides and Plutarch). If
you continue to A Level in year two you will
study a further two units which are likely
to be: Roman Britain (where you will study
the literary and archaeological evidence for
the conquest and Romanisation of Britain)
and Comic Drama in the Ancient World
(where you will analyse a selection of plays by
Aristophanes, Menander and Plautus).
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
A C grade at English GCSE is essential in
addition to the College standard GCSE
requirements for A Levels.
Study
The key to this subject is study of the
underlying concepts and arguments of
policies and issues. At AS Level, study involves
examining how people participate in the
British political process and the key institutions
of the UK. At A2 the theme is the political
processes and institutions of the USA. The
course provides a broad-based background in
political theory and practice and will develop
skills in analysing and evaluating the current
political scene.
HISTORY (MEDIEVAL/EARLY
MODERN) AS AND A2


Duration
One year for the AS qualifcation, an additional
year to complete A2.
Entry Requirements
Standard requirements for A Levels. GCSE
English Language at C is essential.
Study
The AS programme will follow the Early
Modern options on the AQA syllabus and will
consist of the following examined units: 1. The
Church in England: Struggle for Supremacy
1529-472. Unit 2: The Reformation in Europe
1500-1564. The A2 programme will consist of
the following units: 1. The Reign of Elizabeth I
1558-16032. Unit 2: Aspects of Stuart Britain
1603-1714 (Coursework).
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Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete the A2.
Entry Requirements
GCSE English at Grade C is essential; this
is in addition to the standard College entry
requirements for the programme you have
chosen.
Study
The Modern History course explores
contrasting themes of freedom and
oppression. Topics include the Civil Rights
struggle in the USA, Mao’s China (1949-76)
and the changing position of women in Britain
(1860-1930)at AS; and 20th century Germany
(1900-45) and aspects of 19th and 20th
century Russia (1855-1964) at A2.
PHILOSOPHY AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
GCSE English Language at C is essential; this
is in addition to the standard College entry
requirements for the programme you have
chosen.
Study
The subject concerns the study of ideas, and
is designed to develop critical and intellectual
skills as well as knowledge and understanding
of major philosophical issues. Modules offered
at AS Level will be: Reason And Experience,
Why Should I Be Moral?, Knowledge of the
External World and The Value of Art. At A2
Level the following modules will be offered:
Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and
Descartes Meditations as a Set Text.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES AS AND A2


Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
There are no subject specifc entry
qualifcations but at least Grade C in GCSE
English Language is desirable, with B preferred.
The ability to think critically and the desire
to develop new skills are the most important
prerequisites. There is no requirement to
have any particular religious belief or to have
studied the subject before. Discussion and
study are open-minded.
Study
The AS Level concentrates on the notions
such as the soul and God and eternal life in
Greek and Jewish thought, and then studies
arguments for and against the existence
of God (including challenges from modern
science) and various ethical theories with
particular reference to medical and other
applied issues such as war and peace and
business morality issues. A2 builds on AS work,
developing higher Level skills in discussion of
issues such as the afterlife, heaven and hell,
the coherence of ideas of the soul, miracles,
religious experience and religious language.
Ethical studies concentrate on the notions
of conscience and free will, meta-ethics and
Virtue Ethics. Throughout the course there
is the connecting issue of evil. Study involves
much discussion and the opportunity to
explore new and exciting concepts.
Name: Jamie Cawthra Age: 17
Home town: Burgess Hill
Previous School: Chailey School
Studying: Philosophy, English Literature,
Music Technology A2 Level
“The place has got a good atmosphere, good teachers and easy to get to. I’m off to university; I have accepted a
place at Exeter and Nottingham Trent to study philosophy.”
Information Technology is crucial to the
development of our society. We offer a range of
courses dealing with some of the most exciting
aspects of computer technologies. A Level
Computing teaches about programming and the
internal operation of the computer. A Level ICT
focuses on the production and management of
information and the study of computers from a
user’s point of view. Our BTEC courses offer an
opportunity to study up to date changes in the way
Information Technology shapes our modern world.
Our learners examine the potential for technology
in organisations and for a range of business and
creative functions. These courses encourage
students to fnd and develop technical solutions
to business problems and life’s challenges. All our
courses are practical and experiential and are
designed to appeal to learners who want explore
Information technology as a tool as well as to fnd
a deeper understanding of the virtual world.
INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTING AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level followed by a further
year to complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
You should have grade C or above in GCSE
English and a B in GCSE Mathematics.
The course is also available to adult and
international students. International students
should have a minimum IELTS score of 6 (or
equivalent). This is in addition to the standard
college entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen. You need not have studied
ICT before but you need to be enthusiastic
about computing and especially programming.
Knowledge of a programming language is
desirable. The ability to master a challenging
technical vocabulary in order to interpret and
answer the exam questions will be needed.
Study
Computing is a technical and specialist subject
which requires you to work in command line
interfaces. The exciting new specifcation
introduces a fresh approach, shifting the
emphasis towards computer science and
computation. Your focus throughout the two
years will be on the study of programming,
problem solving and mathematical and logical
concepts.
INFORMATION AND
COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS followed by a second year
for the A Level. A good pass (C average) at
AS Level will be required to progress to the
second year.
Entry Requirements
In addition to the general College
requirements, you will need a minimum
of grade C in both GCSE English and
Mathematics. Some previous experience of
IT is clearly useful though not necessary.
The ability to meet coursework deadlines
is vital and you will probably fnd this easier
if you have access to a computer at home.
This course is also available to adults and
international students.
Study
The course is divided into four units; you will
study two units in your frst year to form the
AS Level. You will then take a further two units
in your second year to complete the A Level.
You will work on regular practical projects that
require Levels of organisation and management.
Practical work will cover data processing
through spreadsheets and databases and
data representation through print and online
processes. Project work will enable you to
further develop your own passion for this ever-
changing and cutting-edge subject.
IT BTEC CERTIFICATE /
SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA
Duration
One to two years.
Study
These courses are available for students
wishing to study an AS equivalent, a full A
Level or double A-Level in IT. These courses
are aimed at students who wish to study a
practical and business focussed contemporary
information technology course. The
courses focus on Internet Applications, Web
Development, Database Design, Web Server
Scripting, Communication and Employability
Skills and Computer Systems.
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IT BTEC CERTIFICATE
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
Standard college entry requirements for the
GCSE plus programme.
Study
This course is intended to be of interest
to learners who wish to develop their
understanding of Information Technology and
its uses. This course is the equivalent of one
GCSE and fts into a program of varied Level
2 study for students who wish to develop
their IT learning for further study or for the
workplace. This course is the equivalent to
one GCSE.

Name: Hope Whitchurch Age: 17
Home town: Worthing
Previous School: Shoreham College
Studying: Advanced Creative and Media Diploma with
Functional Skills, Mathematics, ICT and English
“Lewes 6th Form College is so different to other colleges; it will open your eyes to new things, and has a relaxed
atmosphere with enjoyable lessons.”
Exciting opportunities exist to live and work abroad
if you can communicate well in other languages.
Our foreign language courses will develop your
ability to succeed in your chosen language. They will
also help you to understand authentic written and
spoken material. AS and A Level French, German
and Spanish are available as part of the full-time
programme consisting of three lessons per week
plus a session with a foreign language assistant.
GCSE is available in French and Spanish.
LANGUAGES
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MODERN FOREIGN
LANGUAGES IN FRENCH,
GERMAN OR SPANISH AS
AND A2


Duration
One year for AS and a further year to
complete the A Level in one of the following
languages: French, German or Spanish.
Entry Requirements
As well as the standard College entry
requirements for the programme you have
chosen, you need at least a grade B in the
GCSE of your chosen language.
Study
In the AS units you cover a range of topics
under the following headings: Youth Culture
and Concerns, Lifestyle, Health and Fitness,
Travel and Tourism, Environmental Issues,
Education and Employment. The second year
(A2) builds on the foundations laid at AS
Level and the topics are extended to include
Customs, Traditions, Beliefs and Religions,
National and International Events, Literature
and the Arts. You will have the opportunity to
participate in visits aboard.
MODERN FOREIGN
LANGUAGES IN FRENCH AND
SPANISH GCSE


Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
For GCSE Spanish, you may start as a beginner
provided you have successfully studied another
foreign language at GCSE or can demonstrate
an aptitude for language learning. For GCSE
in French you must have some knowledge
of the subject, through study at school or an
Adult Education class. These courses are also
available to adults and international students.
Study
You can take a language at GCSE in French
or Spanish. These are practical courses, which
aim to develop speaking, listening, reading and
writing skills in a range of contexts including
the areas of Sport and Leisure, Travel and
Tourism, Future plans, Education and Work.
Students are normally entered for the Higher
Tier examinations.
MODERN FOREIGN
LANGUAGES IN SPANISH AND
CHINESE NVQ
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
The NVQ Level 1 course is suitable for
students who have no prior knowledge of the
language, but an enthusiasm for communicating
with other people is essential.
Study
You can take the NVQ Level 1 in either
Spanish or Chinese. You will learn how to
communicate in the chosen language in
order to carry out everyday transactions
such as ordering food and drink in a bar or
restaurant, making a reservation for a hotel
and dealing with travel and accommodation
arrangements for tourists. You will also learn
to give directions and ask the way to various
destinations. At the end of the course you will
generally achieve a qualifcation in four skills
for Spanish: Listening, Speaking, Reading and
Writing; and two skills for Chinese: Listening
and Speaking. The course consists of one
lesson per week; most of the work for the
qualifcation is carried out in lesson time.
Film. . .TV. . . advertising. . . the Web. . . the media
play an increasingly important and infuential role in
all our lives. This College has always been a pioneer
in developing programmes which respond to this
and you can choose from a wide range of media
courses. On our A-Levels you can explore, analyse
and debate the role of the media, functions and
effects. On our vocational courses you can gain
practical production skills in Video or Interactive
media. On all courses you will beneft from expert
staff and excellent facilities.
MEDIA AND
I-MEDIA
63 COMMUNICATION AND
CULTURE AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
A minimum of GCSE grade C in English
Language. This is in addition to the standard
College entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
The AS course; Unit 1 examines theories
of communication including non verbal
communication, self presentation and group
identity. It questions our understanding of
contemporary culture and how we analyse
cultural texts. Unit 2 explores these themes
with reference to case studies including
popular music, graffti and subcultures.
The A2 course; Unit 3 involves debating
theoretical perspectives and exploring cultural
rituals through topics including fctions
(fairytales and flms) and the constructed
environment (in real and virtual worlds). Unit 4
will allow you to explore a site of investigation
where you can engage with and apply key
concepts; mode of address, ideology, narrative,
technology and discourse.
CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
(FILM AND TV) BTEC DIPLOMA

Duration
Two years but students will have the
opportunity to gain a Level 3 Subsidiary
Diploma (1 A Level equivalent) after one year.
Entry Requirements
Standard college requirement but a grade C
must be achieved in GCSE English Language
and a grade D in GCSE Mathematics.
Study
The course is based around practical and
creative skills development in the felds of flm
and TV. You would learn about camerawork,
editing and all aspects of flm/TV production
using digital technology. Areas of work might
include advertising, animation, drama and
documentary.
CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
(TELEVISION AND FILM)
BTEC NATIONAL SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years, fve hours a week.
Entry Requirements
In addition to the general College entry
requirements, you will need to have at least
a grade C in GCSE English language and a
grade D in GCSE Maths. You should have a
realistic enthusiasm for video production, and
a willingness to work as part of a team and
independently.
Study
This course is centred on students
developing production skills across a range
of media. These include, short flm making,
music video production, stop motion and
digital animation, advertising and documentary
making. Students will gain hands on experience
in pre-production planning, setting up and
operating production equipment and in post
production editing.
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FILM STUDIES AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
At least Grade C in English GCSE. This is
in addition to the standard College entry
requirements for the programme you have
chosen.
Study
In the AS we study how popular British
and American flms are put together and
understood by their audiences. We will look at
camera and editing techniques, design, acting,
and other aspects of the ways meanings are
produced in flms. We also consider narrative,
genre and the workings of the flm industry.
In the A2 we concentrate more on looking at
various alternative forms of flm from different
countries and periods. This includes creative
course work such as screenplay writing as well
as a research project into an individual director.
The exam also involves a detailed study of
documentary flm. There is also a close study,
for the written exam, of a single flm.
INTERACTIVE MEDIA (IMEDIA)
BTEC DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years, 10 hours a week, to achieve the
Level 3 BTEC Diploma. You can claim a Level 3
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at the end of
year one.
Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths
and English at grade C or above. You should
also have good IT skills, some design fair and
a genuine interest in using computers as a
creative tool. At interview will be expected
to show evidence creative work, which can be
from art, design, photography or media.
Study
iMedia BTEC Diploma (formerly known as
BTEC National Certifcate) enables you to
develop the creative design and technical
software skills you need to produce digital
and new media content such as web sites
and DVDs. You will cover digital image
manipulation using Photoshop, web design with
Dreamweaver, web animation using Flash, digital
video with Final Cut Pro, video effects with
Motion and DVD authoring using DVD Studio
Pro. This practical work will be backed up by
research into how the digital media industry
operates and how to work creatively to fulfl
a client brief. The BTEC Diploma in Interactive
Media (iMedia) is a course that straddles
technology, industry practice and design. This
is a practical course is equivalent to two A
Levels. You will be expected to take an AS/A2 in
another subject or a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
alongside iMedia.
INTERACTIVE MEDIA (IMEDIA)
BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years, 5 hours a week, to achieve the
Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma. You can
claim a Level 3 BTEC Certifcate at the end of
year one.
Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths
and English at grade C or above. You should
also have good IT skills, some design fair and
a genuine interest in using computers as a
creative tool. At interview will be expected
to show evidence creative work, which can be
from art, design, photography or media.
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Study
iMedia BTEC Subsidiary Diploma enables you
to develop the creative design and technical
software skills you need to produce digital
and new media content such as web sites
and animations. You will cover digital image
manipulation using Photoshop, web design
with Dreamweaver and web animation using
Flash. This practical work will be backed up by
research into how the digital media industry
operates and how to work creatively to fulfl
a client brief. This is a course that straddles
technology, industry practice and design. The
iMedia BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent
to one A Level. You will be expected to take a
programme of AS/A2s in other subjects or a
double award course such as a BTEC Diploma
or a Double Applied A Level. iMedia can be
taken alongside a broad range of subjects
but it combines well with Art, Photography,
Media, ICT and Computing. Also, the iMedia
Subsidiary Diploma can be taken as your
Additional Learning within the Creative and
Media Diploma programmes.
CREATIVE MEDIA BTEC
EXTENDED CERTIFICATE
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
You will need to meet the requirements of
a literacy and numeracy assessment. This
is in addition to the standard college entry
requirements for the programme you have
chosen. This course forms part of the GCSE
plus programme.
Study
The First Certifcate in Media is designed to
help you gain knowledge and occupational skills
relevant to eventual employment in the media
industry. You will develop production skills and
techniques relevant to moving image products
from initial planning through to editing and
have the opportunity to work on a range of
video projects including trailers, music videos
and adverts. The course is also designed to lead
onto further study at Level 3.
MEDIA STUDIES AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
At least grade C in English GCSE. This is
in addition to the standard College entry
requirements for the programme you have
chosen.
Study
In the AS we look at a range of media forms.
We analyse the way these are constructed,
how they engage audiences and represent
social ideas and beliefs. The focus this year
will be on magazines, the music industry
and television drama. You will undertake
coursework which will include the preparation
of magazine covers and pages and will require
you to acquire skills in desk top publishing and
digital photography. There will be one end of
year exam that assesses your understanding of
modules on the music industry and television
drama. In the A2 year coursework continues
and will include the production of a music
video, a dvd digipak and a print advert. The A2
course will also include a module on youth and
collective identity. This course will provide you
with enhanced analytical and research skills and
a better understanding of the media saturated
society we live in.
Lewes 6th Form College has a long established and
unique reputation for the Performing Arts. It was
one of the frst Centres of Vocational Excellence
(CoVE) in the Performing Arts and Entertainment
Industries in the UK. This status recognised our
commitment to innovative and excellent teaching
and learning. Our purpose-built Performing Arts
Centre is a busy and exciting environment, where
you are able to explore the challenges that will face
you in the 21st century, and to acquire and improve
the learning and skills that you will need to succeed.
Our staff have a wide range of vocational experience
and academic knowledge, as well as an infectious
enthusiasm and passion for their subject. In our
vibrant and creative department we constantly
seek not only to maintain, but to develop, and
improve ideas and standards. This is refected in the
continuing excellent achievements of our students,
which are amongst the best in the country, and their
high rates of progression into Higher Education and
the Industry.
PERFORMING
ARTS
67 DANCE BTEC CERTIFICATE/
SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA
Duration
One year for Certifcate Level and a further
year to complete the Subsidiary Level.
Entry Requirements
You must demonstrate a real ability and
commitment to dance training and have
achieved a Grade B or above in GCSE dance or
grade 5 in private dance school exams or the
equivalent. You will also be required to attend
and pass a practical and competitive audition
which will allow you demonstrate your skills in
dance performance. This is in addition to the
standard College entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
This pre-professional vocational dance training
course will help you to build your skills in a
range of different dance styles. The course
consists of six different units over two years
which will provide you with a wide range of
different dance performance opportunities
and experiences. For students interested in a
career in dance the Diploma course works as
an excellent companion to the A Level dance
programme.
DANCE AS AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
Grade B or above in GCSE Dance or Grade 5
in private dance school exams or equivalent.
This is in addition to the standard College
entry requirements for the programme you
have chosen.
Study
This contemporary dance course will help
you build your practical skills in both dance
technique and choreography. The course also
explores anatomy and physiology and dance
analysis which will provide you with a solid
understanding of the theory and practice of
contemporary dance. For students interested
in a career in dance this course works as an
excellent companion to the BTEC National
Award in Dance.
DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES
AS AND A2

Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A2 Level.
Entry Requirements
A-C in English or Drama. This is in addition to
the standard College entry requirements for
the programme you have chosen.
Study
The course will help you develop your
performance and textual analysis skills. AS
Content: You will practically explore and
analyse two play texts, and will have the
opportunity to perform or use your design
skills in a theatre production. You will also
perform either a monologue or duologue.
A2 Content: You will work in a small group
to create a devised performance and you will
evaluate this in your coursework. You will study
two plays from the viewpoint of a director.
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(EAST SUSSEX ACADEMY OF
MUSIC)
Duration
Two years.
Entry Requirements
There is an audition to gain entry onto the
course. Applicants will be asked to:
- Play/sing an own choice solo on one or more
instruments/voice.
- Learn and perform a quick study solo.
- Take an improvisation test.
- Sit a listening and Music Theory Test.
- Participate in a formal interview.
As a rough guide, applicants should be grade 6
standard or above on their main instrument/
voice (although, because we are looking for
potential, we will consider applications from
students who are of a lower current grade on
their merit). It is not a requirement to play/
sing additional instruments or voices, but at
audition, the more skills that applicants can
demonstrate, the better. However, it is very
important to emphasise that the single most
important factor we are looking for is potential
coupled with a real passion for music in all
its forms. Auditions are generally held from
January until June. Applications are made via
Lewes 6th Form College (Sussex Downs
College) clearly marking Pre-Professional Music
in addition to AS/A2 Music on the application
form. Once the college have passed your
application form to us at ESAM, we will send
you a specifcally music application form and
inform you about your audition date. Early
application is advised.
Study
All Pre-Professional Students are entered for
the NOCN Certifcate in Progression (Level 3).
The Diploma requirements form the basis
of the Wednesday afternoon performance
activities and of the Pre-Professional
enhancement sessions on Monday and
Thursday mornings.
MUSIC AS AND A2 (EAST SUSSEX
ACADEMY OF MUSIC)

Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
The ability to play or sing to grade 5 standard
or above. The ability to read standard staff
notation in treble and bass clefs. A good
working knowledge of musical theory. Grade
5 theory is not essential but would be an
advantage. Where GCSE has been offered to
a student in a school, it would normally be
expected that students should have obtained
GCSE Music at grade A*, A or B. Candidates
obtaining grade C will be considered on
individual merit. Potential is the deciding factor
here. Where a candidate has not been provided
with the opportunity to take GCSE Music,
other qualifcations and recommendations will
be taken into account An audition at which
performance of a solo piece is required as well
as some other short musical tests, including a
theory test.
Study
This course provides students with the
opportunity to develop their skills and
their knowledge relating to performing and
composing as well as musical history and
musical analysis. A broad spectrum of musical
styles is studied including both classical and
popular styles. Teaching AS/A2 Music through
practical involvement is central to the ESAM
approach. All AS/A2 students are expected
Name: Charlotte Summers Age: 16
Home town: Brighton
Previous School: Newlands School
Studying: Dance BTEC, Performing Arts BTEC, Dance AS
and Spanish
“My course involves theory, technique and choreography. I really enjoyed taking part in our Easter
Dance Showcase, the riverdance and my solo in particular. I love performing and enjoyed the whole
showcase experience!”
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to perform in the various ensembles (Choir,
Orchestra, and Concert Wind Band) as this is
used for coursework assessment.
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AS AND
A2 (EAST SUSSEX ACADEMY OF
MUSIC)
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
The ability to read traditional staff notation
in treble and bass clefs. The ability to play a
musical instrument. A genuine interest in a
broad range of musical styles and idioms. A
basic ability to play one handed on a piano style
keyboard whilst reading from musical notation.
GCSE Music is an advantage. Practical grade
exams and Grade 5 Theory are an advantage.
Study
This course allows students to develop
musical and technological skills together with
knowledge in a range of areas including the
use of MIDI based computer programmes for
sequencing (Cubase SX) and for score-writing
(Sibelius 3). In addition students learn about
recording techniques, including microphone
placement and mixing. All these skills are also
put to use to develop arranging skills at AS, and
at A2, composing skills. At A2, there is a special
focus on flm and TV music.
PERFORMING ARTS
(MUSICAL THEATRE AND
POPULAR MUSIC) BTEC
CERTIFICATE / SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA

Duration
One year for the Certifcate and a further year
to complete the Subsidiary Diploma.
Entry Requirements
In addition to the standard college entry
requirements for this programme you must
have achieved a grade C or above in Drama
or Music GCSE, or an equivalent relevant
musical qualifcation, which could include, for
example, a Distinction in Performing Arts
BTEC First qualifcation. You will also need
to provide evidence of previous experience,
and demonstrate a passion and interest in the
Performing Arts and Entertainment Industries.
You will also need to pass an audition.
Study
This is a busy, exciting; two year vocational
programme based in the purpose built
Performing Arts Centre. The course is designed
and structured around the development of
your creative music performance skills and
their application to the creation of specifc
projects, and take part in the planning and
production of practical performance projects.
Year one content: You will study the training
and rehearsal techniques needed to develop
and improve your skills and knowledge, and
your performance technique. You will explore
the genres of musical theatre and popular
music, working practically to create your own
performances.
Year two content: You will develop as a solo
performer and also continue to build on and
improve the performances skills and styles you
have studied in your frst year, as you work
towards your own music project.
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DIPLOMA / SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA
Duration
One year to complete the Subsidiary Diploma
(1 A Level) and a further year to complete the
full Diploma (2 A Levels).
Entry Requirements
In addition to the standard college entry
requirements for this programme you must
have achieved a grade C or above in Drama
or Dance GCSE, or an equivalent relevant
qualifcation, which could include, for example,
a Distinction in a BTEC First Performing
Arts. You will also need to provide evidence
of previous experience, and demonstrate a
passion and interest in the Performing Arts and
Entertainment Industries.
Study
This is a busy, exciting and performance
centred course based in the purpose built
Performing Arts Centre. It is structured around
the creation of specifc projects and the
development of your vocational skills.
PERFORMING ARTS BTEC
EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

Duration
One year - equivalent to 2 GCSEs.
Entry Requirements
In addition to the standard college entry
requirements for this programme you will
need to meet the requirements of a literacy
and numeracy assessment. You will also need
to provide evidence of previous experience,
and demonstrate a passion and interest in the
Performing Arts and Entertainment Industries
Study
The course is designed to be as practical as
possible and is delivered through workshops,
rehearsal and performance. Students will be
introduced to the basic techniques of acting,
movement and vocal performance and be
encouraged to develop skills that will increase
confdence and develop an understanding of
the realities of working in the entertainment
industry.
PERFORMING ARTS BTEC
CERTIFICATE / SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA
Duration
1 year for the Certifcate (AS) and a further
year to complete the Subsidiary Diploma (A2).
Entry Requirements
In addition to the standard college entry
requirements for this programme you must
have achieved a grade C or above in Drama
or Dance GCSE, or an equivalent relevant
qualifcation, which could include, for example,
a Distinction in a Performing Arts BTEC
First qualifcation. You will also need to
provide evidence of previous experience, and
demonstrate a passion and interest in the
Performing Arts and Entertainment Industries.
Study
The course has a stimulating and involving
programme, which complements a wide
number of other subjects on the curriculum.
Skills in performance are enhanced and
developed through a number of practical
projects, ensemble and individual activities.
Year 1 content: This can include street theatre
inspired by Commedia Dell Arte, acting
workshops in different performance styles and
variety cabaret.
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Year 2 content: This can include performances
of Shakespeare at an external venue and a fnal
performance project in the College studio
theatre. You will research the cultural and
historical background of the performing arts,
as well as exploring vocational opportunities.
There are also opportunities to explore the
various technical and backstage aspects of
performing arts.
PRODUCTION ARTS (STAGE
MANAGEMENT) BTEC
CERTIFICATE/ SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA

Duration
One year to complete the Certifcate (AS)
and a further year to complete the Subsidiary
Diploma (A2).
Entry Requirements
In addition to the standard College entry
requirements for this programme you should
have achieved a grade C or above in Drama or
another appropriate GCSE such as Art or D&T,
or an equivalent relevant qualifcation, which
could include, for example, a Distinction in a
Performing Arts BTEC First. You will also need
to provide evidence of previous experience,
and demonstrate a passion and interest in the
production and technicalities of Performing Arts.
Study
This is a busy, exciting and performance
centred course based in the purpose
built Performing Arts Centre. It is a Stage
Management and Technical Theatre course
structured around the creation, production
and support of specifc projects and the
development of your vocational skills.
Performances that you may work on
include pantomime performances and tours;
contemporary and classical plays performed
in the college theatre and at major external
professional and commercial venues; dance
performances; vocational theatre projects
which are toured to local schools and the
wider community and a wide range of original
innovative performance projects.
Name: Ruby Pringle Age: 17
Home town: Rye
Previous School: St Richard’s Catholic College
Studying: Dance AS Level, Performing Arts and Dance
BTEC with Enrichment Dance
“Lewes has a really good reputation for Dance which is why I came here and why I am prepared to travel. It has
a nice atmosphere and I really enjoy all of my courses as the teachers are helpful and I have made many new
friends. This is the College of choice for Performing Arts.”
If you are considering a career in the armed forces
(Army, Navy or Royal Air Force) or the emergency
services (Police, Fire or Ambulance) the Prison
Service, or Customs and Excise then this is the
programme for you. Our popular Public Services
programme will prepare you for a career in many
branches of the uniformed services, giving you
an understanding of how they operate and the
opportunities open to you.
PUBLIC
SERVICES
75 PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC
DIPLOMA


Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
A minimum requirement of four GCSEs at
D grade including English and Maths. You
should be able to demonstrate an interest in
a career in the Uniformed Public Services; a
commitment to personal ftness and outdoor
pursuits as well as an understanding that there
will be a manageable amount of academic work.
You should also be prepared to take advantage
of ‘Look at Life courses and similar schemes as
and when they are available.
Study
Six units involving practical and theoretical
subjects:
• Employment in the Uniformed Public
Services
• Public Service Skills
• Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to
the Uniformed Public Services
• Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for
the Public Services
• Law and its Impact on Society
• Expedition Skills in Public Services.
PUBLIC SERVICES ADVANCED
DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years.
Entry Requirements
Five GCSE at grade A*- C including Maths and
English at grade C or above. This course is
aimed at students who wish to pursue careers
in public sector management.
Study
• Finding out about the Public Services
• Local Communities
• Health and wellbeing
• Protecting Communities
• Skills to work in public service
• Paying for, promoting and infuencing public
service
• Legislation
• People management
• Funding Collaborative working.
PUBLIC SERVICES HIGHER
DIPLOMA
Duration
One Year.
Entry Requirements
At least 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including
English and maths
Study
• Principal Learning Core Units:
• Exploring Public Services
• Legislating for Public Services
• Community diversity for Public Services
• Customers, accountability and
communication strategies
• Promoting and infuencing Public Services
• Managing Public Health and Well Being
• The role of Public Services in community
protection.
Career Development in the Public Services
(please note that these are working unit titles
at the time of printing and are subject to
change by the awarding body EDEXCEL).
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SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA
Duration
One year - frst year of Public Services Level 3
Extended Diploma.
Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at C grade and above including
English. You should be able to demonstrate an
interest in a career in the Uniformed Public
Services. This is an academic course that also
requires a commitment to personal ftness and
outdoor pursuits. You should also be prepared
to take advantage of ‘Look at Life courses and
similar schemes as and when they are available.
Study
You study six units which include Politics,
Leadership & Teamwork, Citizenship &
Diversity, Social Psychology, Health/Lifestyle,
and Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions.
Successful completion of this course means
you may progress onto the year two and
achieve either the Level 3 BTEC Diploma or
the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Public
Services.
Name: Dan Murphy Age: 18
Home town: Haywards Heath
Previous School: Warden Park School
Studying: Public Services
“I chose to study at Sussex Downs College because I like it, and they had the course I wanted. I like the
leadership lessons where we get to take control of the class and teach our own lesson. The course is part
practical and training, but mainly made up of essays and projects. I want to start my own business in landscape
design when I finish education.”
We offer one of the widest ranges of advanced
level science programmes in the region. Excellent
facilities combined with quality teaching make us
a natural choice for any student wishing to pursue
a career related to biology, chemistry and physics.
Mathematics plays a vital role in science, technology,
fnance and management services. Those students
who possess the analytical and numerical skills
required for advanced level courses (and beyond)
are in demand in all walks of industry and academia.
SCIENCE AND
MATHEMATICS
79 APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC
CERTIFICATE
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
An interest in science, appropriate Levels
of literacy and numeracy and an ability to
organise your own time due to the amount of
coursework.
Study
The BTEC Level 2 Certifcate in Applied
Science is an interesting and practically based
course which covers the three main branches
of science applied to modern day concerns. The
three units are:
- Chemistry and Our Earth
- Energy and Our Universe
- Biology and Our Environment.
The methods of delivery include laboratory
investigations, theory classes and research.
BIOLOGY AS AND A LEVEL
Duration
One year for AS Level and further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
You will need to have achieved the following:
Minimum of grade BB (core and additional)
in GCSE Science (GCSE Applied Science or
GCSE single science is not accepted). If you are
taking separate sciences, a minimum of grade
B in Biology and B in Chemistry. Grade C is
required in Maths and English Language GCSE.
This is in addition to the standard College
entry requirements for the programme you
have chosen.
Study
In the frst year of your course you will study
two AS units, the frst of which will introduce
basic biological principles through the study of
disease, digestion; circulatory and respiratory
systems. In your second unit you will be
introduced to the variety of living organisms
through the study of DNA, inheritance,
adaptations and classifcation. In the frst unit of
A2 you will learn about the role of organisms
in ecosystems and look at how human
activities affect ecosystems. In the second
unit you will learn how organisms are able to
control the activities of cells through the study
of the nervous and hormonal systems and gene
expression. You will also study uses of DNA
technology.
CHEMISTRY AS AND A LEVEL
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
Grade BB in Double science GCSE or grade B
in Chemistry GCSE, Grade B in Mathematics
GCSE. This is in addition to the standard
College entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
A good deal of emphasis is placed on practical
work, which is integrated with theory at all
stages of the course. For AS you will study
three units which include structure, bonding
and main group chemistry. There will also be an
introduction into organic chemistry, energetics,
kinetics, equilibrium and industrial chemistry.
For A2 these themes are developed to a higher
Level in a further three units.
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MAKING SENSE OF DATA

Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
Grades G to E GCSE Maths.
Study
During this course you will study for two
separate FSMQ qualifcations. Each one has
been selected to enable students to develop
and apply numeracy and data handling skills
to practical situations. There are 6 tasks for
each qualifcation which demonstrate how
Mathematics is used in the wider world.
HUMAN BIOLOGY AS AND A
LEVEL

Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
You will need to have achieved the following:
Minimum of grade BB (core and additional)
in GCSE Science .If you are taking separate
sciences, a minimum of grade B in Biology and
B in Chemistry. Grade C in Mathematics and
English Language GCSE. This is in addition to
the standard College entry requirements for
the programme you have chosen.
Study
In the frst year of your course you will study
two AS units, the frst of which will introduce
basic biological principles through the study
of disease and healthy lifestyle. In your second
unit you will learn about humans - their
origins and adaptations through the study of
DNA, inheritance, human evolution and how
human are adapted to their environment. In
the frst A2 unit, you will learn how nervous
and hormonal coordination systems function
to ensure the body works effciently. You will
also study human growth and development,
from infancy to adulthood through to effects
of aging. In the second unit you will study the
role of humans in ecosystems and how human
activity infuences the environment.
HUMAN HEALTH AND
PHYSIOLOGY GCSE
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
You will need a general education to GCSE
standard with evidence of attainment in
external assessment. Basic literacy and
numeracy skills are essential. This is in addition
to the standard College entry requirements for
the programme you have chosen.
Study
The course covers many aspects of Biology
relating to the human body covering three
themes: The relationship between Man, other
organisms and the environment, Organisation
and maintenance of the individual and
Reproduction, growth and development.
MATHS GCSE

Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
Typically the entry requirement is Grade D
from a previous Maths GCSE. Students who
have achieved grade E may also be accepted
Name: Matt Walsh Age: 16
Home town: Haywards Heath
Previous School: Oathall Community College
Studying: Applied Science, PE, Law, Sociology,
Rugby Academy
“Lewes 6th Form College is the place to be as the teachers are really focused.”
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after a short interview with a member of
the Maths department. Students who have
no GCSE grade should ask for an interview
with the Maths dept and may be asked to sit a
short assessment test. This is in addition to the
standard College entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
There are three modules: Module 1 - Handling
Data, Module 3 - Number and Algebra, Module
5 - Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures.
MATHS AS AND A LEVEL
Duration
One year for AS Level and a second year to
complete the A Level.
Entry Requirements
Maths GCSE Grade B. This is in addition to the
standard College entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
In each year you will study two core units
(pure maths) and one unit of your chosen
applied option (chosen from statistics,
mechanics or decision maths).
MATHS (DOUBLE AWARD)
A LEVEL

Duration
You can do one of two programmes: A Level
in Mathematics and Further Mathematics
or A Level Mathematics and AS Further
Mathematics. Both programmes take two years,
and you do not need to make a fnal decision
about which programme to take until the
second year of the course.
Entry Requirements
Maths GCSE grade A* or A. This is in addition
to the standard College entry requirements for
the programme you have chosen.
Study
In the frst year you will study four core units
(pure maths) and three applied units. In the
second year you will study three further pure
units and three more applied units (A Level
Further Maths) or one further pure unit and
two more applied units (AS Level Further
Maths).
PHYSICS AS AND A LEVEL

Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
You need to have achieved the following. BB in
double science or two separate sciences, one
of which should be Physics at GCSE. Grade B
in Maths is essential. This is in addition to the
standard College entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
At AS Level you will study GCSE topics in
greater depth and will meet many new ideas,
especially in modern Physics.
AS Level comprises three units: Physics on the
go: Mechanics and Materials. Physics at work:
Waves, Electricity and the Nature of light.
Exploring Physics: An experiment based on
a physics case study. Emphasis is placed on
practical work through which you will develop
experimental skills and techniques.
At A2 Level you will study higher Level topics.
A2 comprises the following units: Physics on
the move: Further Mechanics, Electric and
Magnetic Fields and Particle Physics, Physics
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from Creation to Collapse: Thermal Physics and
Oscillations, Nuclear Decay, Astrophysics and
Cosmology. Experimental Physics: You will plan,
carry out and evaluate your own experiment.
You will be expected to develop further your
practical skills throughout the course. You
will also get the chance to attend student
conferences and lectures and visit a university
physics department and other visits such as the
JET Nuclear Fusion Facility.
SCIENCE GCSE (DOUBLE
AWARD)

Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
You will need a general education to GCSE
standard with evidence of attainment in
external assessment. Basic literacy and
numeracy skills are essential. This is in addition
to the standard College entry requirements for
the programme you have chosen.
Study
The Science award (2 GCSE’s) is made up of a
balanced programme delivered through three
related units covering Physics, Chemistry and
Biology. You will be given the opportunity
to develop a practical approach to scientifc
investigation and an understanding of the
underlying theory. You will also fnd out how
science is used in industry and its uses in
everyday life.
APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC
CERTIFICATE AND BTEC
SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years to complete the Level 3 BTEC
Certifcate and the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary
Diploma.
Entry Requirements
Students are required to have gained GCSE
passes at C grade or above in English,
Mathematics and Double Science. Alternatively
students having successfully completed a BTEC
Level 2 Extended Certifcate (First Certifcate)
or BTEC Level 2 Diploma (First Diploma)
at a Pass grade or above in Applied Science
are also welcomed to apply. There is some
fexibility in these entry requirements to take
account of special circumstances as we regard
commitment to the course of paramount
importance. This is in addition to the standard
College entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
Students studying for the Level 3 BTEC
Certifcate and Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary
Diploma, study a balanced programme of
scientifc disciplines drawn from the biological,
physical and chemical sciences. In addition to
this you will also have the chance to investigate
how science is used in medicine and healthcare,
forensics and in industry. The course content
refects how science is used in the science
sector and adopts a ‘hands-on’ vocational
approach to scientifc training. Students are
required to take part in all aspects of practical
work, industrial visits and feldwork (where
required). The L3 BTEC Certifcate will
comprise three units studied in year one and
three further units in year two. The fnal Level 3
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is an equivalent
qualifcation to one A Level.
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SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA AND
BTEC DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years to complete the Level 3 BTEC
Subsidiary Diploma and the Level 3 BTEC
Diploma.
Entry Requirements
Students are required to have gained GCSE
passes at C grade or above in English,
Mathematics and Double Science. Alternatively
students having successfully completed a BTEC
Level 2 Extended Certifcate (First Certifcate)
or BTEC Level 2 Diploma (First Diploma)
at a Pass grade or above in Applied Science
are also welcomed to apply. There is some
fexibility in these entry requirements to take
account of special circumstances as we regard
commitment to the course of paramount
importance. This is in addition to the standard
College entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
Students studying for the BTEC National
Award and Certifcate study a balanced
programme of scientifc disciplines drawn from
the biological, physical and chemical sciences. In
addition to this you will also have the chance
to investigate how science is used in medicine
and healthcare, forensics and in industry. The
course content refects how science is used
in the science sector and adopts a ‘hands-
on’ vocational approach to scientifc training.
Students are required to take part in all aspects
of practical work, industrial visits and feldwork
(where required). The Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary
Diploma comprises six units studied in year
one and six further units in year two. The fnal
Level 3 BTEC Diploma is equivalent to two
A Levels.
Name: Joe McCullough Age: 16
Home town: Peacehaven
Previous School: Peacehaven Community School
Studying: Mathematics, English Language,
Double Science GCSE
“I want to study Forensic Science at university and I feel the environment for learning at Lewes 6th Form College will
help me achieve my ambition.”
Sociologists and psychologists study human
behaviour and how the culture of a society is learned
from different perspectives. Sociologists explore
types of society and social constructs including
the family, religion, the class system and education.
Psychologists study both group behaviour and
individual difference, offering explanations for the
diversity of human ability and expression.
SOCIAL
SCIENCES
87 PSYCHOLOGY AS AND A LEVEL

Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
English Language GCSE, Mathematics GCSE
and a Science GCSE. This is in addition to the
standard College entry requirements for the
programme you have chosen.
Study
In the AS Level course the focus is on
developing an understanding of the methods
used by psychologists and exploring the fve
main psychological approaches. This involves
the study of 15 groundbreaking studies which
aim to answer a wide range of questions.
For example: Is it possible to teach language
to a chimpanzee? Would you electrocute a
stranger if told to do so by an authority fgure?
You are also required to carry out your own
scientifc research and will learn how to use
statistical tests to analyse your results. The
second year includes forensic psychology
which explores the criminal mind and fnds out
how psychologists help in police investigations
by creating offender profles and promoting
effective interview techniques. Health and
clinical psychology studies disorders such as
phobia, schizophrenia and depression. Various
explanations for the causes and treatment of
disorders are considered.
SOCIOLOGY GCSE

Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
There are no formal qualifcations required
although a good command of English would
be useful. This is in addition to the standard
college entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
The following topics are covered:
• What is sociology?
• Family Education
• Social Differentiation
• Social Control and Deviance.
SOCIOLOGY AS AND A LEVEL

Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
It is essential that you have at least a grade C in
English. This is in addition to the standard
College entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
Sociology involves the analysis of a wide
range of social issues. The course requires and
encourages you to develop a critical view of
the world we live in and question some of the
racist, sexist or stereotyped opinions that still
exist in society. The subject will encourage you
to contribute ideas and suggestions to class
discussions and also learn classic sociological
thought and theory. Sociology is becoming
increasing popular and is one of the most
innovative, invigorating and interesting subjects
to study.
At Lewes 6th Form College you will not have to
choose between devoting yourself to either an
academic or sporting future: you can have both! We
offer a range of specialist sport programmes where
you can combine your academic studies with a high
standard of coaching in a range of sports. Studying
at Lewes 6th Form College can prepare you for
a career path in either physical education, sports
science or the sports industry - a growth area for
employment opportunities associated with the
hosting of the 2012 Games in London.
SPORT
89 COMMUNITY SPORTS
LEADERSHIP AWARD (CSLA)


Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
Standard College entry requirements. You may
have achieved the Junior Sport Leadership
Award, however this is not essential.
Study
Learn to lead groups of people in sport from
varying backgrounds, ages and abilities. You will
learn how to plan, conduct and evaluate a sports
session as well as how to umpire and referee
different sports. There are both practical and
theoretical modes of study culminating in a ten
hour minimum voluntary leadership placement.
The following units are studied: Organisational
Skills, Safety in Sport, Know Your Friends and
First Aid.
HIGHER SPORTS LEADERSHIP
AWARD (HSLA)
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
You need to have completed the Community
Sport Leadership Award and attend an
assessment day, showing your potential for
progression to the higher Level.
Study
You will complete eight units of study about
sport leadership. You will complete a total of
30 hours community work with children, the
elderly and people who have a disability. Unit
one: introduction to sport leadership. Unit two:
sport leadership in the community. Unit three:
principles and practice for children in
sport. Unit four: principles and practice for
people with a disability in sport. Unit six:
understanding ftness and emergency situations
in sport. Unit eight: demonstration of higher
sport leadership skills. Unit nine: organising
and running a sport event. You will also have
the opportunity to achieve your Level 1 Young
Netball Organiser Award and a First Aid
Certifcate.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS
AND A2
Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A2.
Entry Requirements
In line with standard college entry criteria, but to
include a grade C at both English and a Science
module. GCSE PE is desirable but not essential.
Practical performance is an integral part of the
course and you should be actively involved in
sport either in or outside of school/college.
Study
The subject is made up of several elements:
Theoretical aspects include Anatomy and
Physiology, Skill Acquisition and Socio-cultural
Studies in PE/Sport. These units are studied
in year one (AS Level). Practical performance
in two activities is assessed continuously
and represents 35% of the overall mark. You
should also be able to analyse strengths and
weaknesses in performance.
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ADVANCED DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years.
Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths
and English at grade C or above.
Study
Advanced Diplomas, 8 Key Areas of Study:
• Measuring an Active and Healthy Lifestyle
• Managing and Promoting Participation
• Applying Science to Sport and Exercise
• The Uniqueness of Sport and Leisure
• Business around the Sector
• Politics in Sport
• Developing Social Cohesion through
Sport/Leisure
• Ensuring Opportunities for all.
SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE
HIGHER DIPLOMA
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D and above
including English and maths.
Study
Principal Learning (core units):
• Positive Lifestyle Choices and Sport and
Active Leisure
• Encouraging Participation in Sport and
Active Leisure
• Science in Sport and Exercise
• Working in Sport and Active Leisure
industry
• Business in the Sport and Active Leisure
Industry
• Media on Sport and Active Leisure
• Access for all in Sport and Active Leisure.
SPORT BTEC EXTENDED
CERTIFICATE IN SPORT
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
You will need to meet the requirements of
a literacy and numeracy assessment. This
is in addition to the standard college entry
requirements for the course you have chosen.
Study
Within the core qualifcation the topic areas
are: Fitness Testing and Training, Practical Sport,
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Injury
in Sport. You will also have the fexibility to be
able to gain the Community Sports Leader
Award (CSLA) and the opportunity to join a
Sports Academy course. Additionally, you will
also be able to study other GCSEs.
SPORT BTEC SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
The course is designed for students who have
obtained four GCSEs at Grade C or above.
This must include English. At least a D grade
in a science module is advisable. You will be
expected to attend for an assessment day as
part of the interview process to gain
an understanding of the course and assess your
suitability.
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Study
The course units for study are;
• Anatomy and Physiology related to Fitness
• Assessing Risk in Sport
• Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
• Sports Coaching
• Psychology of Sport
• Practical Sport.
You will produce 3 or 4 assignments for each
unit.
SPORT BTEC DIPLOMA
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
The course is designed for students who have
obtained four GCSEs at Grade C or above,
including English. At least a Grade D in a
Science module is also advisable. You need to
have achieved the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
in order to progress to this course.
Study
You will study these units over the year:
• Fitness Training and Programming
• Sports Development
• Practical Sport
• Exercise Health and Lifestyle
• Organising Sports Events
• Sport as a Business.
ADVANCED SPORTING
EXCELLENCE (ASE) IN GOLF
The ASE programme in Golf is running in
conjunction with Sussex Downs College and
the Royal Eastbourne Golf Course as part of
our new Academy programme at Lewes and
Eastbourne.
Duration
Students on the advanced programme will
complete in approximately 24 months,
depending upon your skills, previous
qualifcations and your own ability to learn
and study.

Entry Requirements
GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English
is desirable, plus a golf handicap of 5 or lower
for male applicants, or 10 or lower for female
applicants, or the player is considered to have
the necessary potential.

Study
The Advanced Sporting Excellence (ASE)
- Golf is a combination of two elements and
is undertaken in a ratio of approximately 50:50.
1) An NVQ in the chosen sport (Golf) as
provided by individual and group coaching,
practice, general play and competition.
Students remain members of their existing
club and are encouraged to compete at
weekends.
2) The BTEC in General Sport, providing the
equivalent of two A Levels. It is possible for
students to undertake additional AS or A
Levels. Qualifcations that you have already
gained may contribute towards some of
the NVQ components.
3) Functional Skills in Communication and
Application of Number where required.
• Individual and group coaching
• Practice, general play and competition
• BTEC in General Sport or equivalent,
including A Levels
• Gym Training
• Play in an Order of Merit
• You will also receive tuition to support
the underpinning knowledge required for
your NVQ.
This course will be delivered at Royal
Eastbourne Golf Course.
Lewes Sports Academy allows you to train and
develop your sporting ability as well as have the
opportunity to compete in College teams alongside
your academic course. A unique, exciting range of
courses are available to all students. Applications are
welcomed from individuals who have already shown
an ability to excel and demonstrate the necessary
commitment and potential to improve performance.
Sports Academy courses make full use of the
excellent facilities to ensure your sporting success.
SPORTS
ACADEMY
93 ATHLETICS ACADEMY
Duration
One year. All academy courses run on a one
year cycle. It is usually possible to extend this
for the intended period of academic study at
the college.
Entry Requirements
Applications will be welcomed from individuals
who have already shown an ability to excel and/
or demonstrate the necessary commitment
and potential within athletics and their specifc
dicipline. This is in addition to the standard
college entry requirements for the students
chosen programme of study. All students are on
trial in the academy until the end of term one
when their progress will be re-assessed.
Study
The Athletics Academy will focus on four key
areas:
• Development of individual skills &
techniques
• Enhancement of personal ftness and
nutrition
• Understanding of strategies and tactics
• Competing and performing at the highest
Level possible.
BASKETBALL ACADEMY
Duration
One year. All academy courses run on a one
year cycle. It is usually possible to extend this
for the intended period of academic study at
the college.
Entry Requirements
Applications are invited from individuals who
already excel in competitive basketball and/or
demonstrate the necessary commitment and
potential within this sport. This is in addition
to the standard college entry requirements for
the students chosen programme of study. All
students are on trial in the academy until the
end of term one when their progress will be
re-assessed.
Study
The Basketball Academy will focus on four key
areas:
• Development of individual & team skills
• Enhancement of personal ftness &
nutrition
• Understanding of strategies & tactics of
the game
• Competing and performing at the highest
Level possible both individually and as a
team.
HOCKEY ACADEMY
Duration
One year. All academy courses run on a one
year cycle. It is usually possible to extend this
for the intended period of academic study at
the college.
Entry Requirements
Applications are invited from individuals who
already excel in competitive hockey and/or
demonstrate the necessary commitment and
potential within this sport. This is in addition
to the standard college entry requirements for
the students chosen programme of study. All
students are on trial in the academy until the
end of term one when their progress will be
re-assessed.
Study
The Hockey Academy will focus on four key
areas:
• Development of individual & team skills
• Enhancement of personal ftness & nutrition
• Understanding of strategies & tactics of
the game
• Competing and performing at the highest
Level possible both individually and as a
team.
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Duration
One year. All academy courses run on a one
year cycle. It is usually possible to extend this
for the intended period of academic study at
the college.
Entry Requirements
Applications are invited from individuals who
already excel in competitive netball and/or
demonstrate the necessary commitment and
potential within this sport. This is in addition
to the standard college entry requirements for
the students chosen programme of study All
students are on trial in this academy until the
end of term one when their progress will be
re-assessed.
Study
The Netball Academy will focus on fve key
areas:
• Development of individual & team skills
• Enhancement of personal ftness &
nutrition
• Understanding of strategies & tactics of
the game
• Competing and performing at the highest
Level possible both individually and as a
team
• All students complete the All England
Young Netball Organiser Award.
RUGBY UNION ACADEMY
Duration
One year. All academy courses run on a one
year cycle. It is usually possible to extend this
for the intended period of academic study at
the college.
Entry Requirements
Applications are invited from individuals who
already excel in competitive rugby and/or
demonstrate the necessary commitment and
potential within this sport. This is in addition
to the standard college entry requirements for
the students chosen programme of study. All
students are on trial in the academy until the
end of term one when their progress will be
re-assessed.
Study
• The Rugby Academy will focus on four key
areas:
• Development of individual & team skills
• Enhancement of personal ftness &
nutrition
• Understanding of strategies & tactics of
the game
• Competing and performing at the highest
Level possible both individually and as a
team.
SWIMMING ACADEMY
Duration
One year. All academy courses run on a one
year cycle. It is usually possible to extend this
for the intended period of academic study at
the college.
Entry Requirements
Applications are invited from individuals
who already excel in competitive swimming
or those who demonstrate the necessary
commitment and potential to excel and
improve. This is in addition to the standard
college entry requirements for the students
chosen programme of study. All students are
on trial in the academy until the end of term
one when their progress will be re-assessed.
Study
• The Swimming Academy will focus on four
key areas:
• Development of individual skills &
techniques
Name: Rebecca Steen Age: 16
Home town: Peacehaven
Previous School: Peacehaven Community School
Studying: English GCSE, Maths GCSE, Netball Academy
“The College environment is really nice, and I have made loads of new friends here. I want to become a lawyer or
teachers, so hopefully I can go to university to study Law.”
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• Enhancement of personal ftness, both in
and out of water
• Understanding of coaching strategies and
factors which infuence performance
• Competing and performing at the highest
Level possible.
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL
ACADEMY
Duration
One year. All academy courses run on a one
year cycle. It is usually possible to extend this
for the intended period of academic study at
the college.
Entry Requirements
Applications are invited from individuals
who already excel in competitive women’s
football and/or demonstrate the necessary
commitment and potential within this sport.
This is in addition to the standard college
entry requirements for the students chosen
programme of study. All students are on trial in
the academy until the end of term one when
their progress will be re-assessed.
Study
The Women’s Football Academy will focus on
four key areas:
• Development of individual & team skills
• Enhancement of personal ftness &
nutrition
• Understanding of strategies & tactics of
the game
• Competing and performing at the highest
Level possible both individually and as a
team.
Name: Sophie Wood Age: 16
Home town: Seaford
Previous School: Seaford Head Community College
Studying: Sport BTEC National Certificate, English GCSE,
Football Academy
“It’s a good place to come and meet new people, easy to get to and great courses.”
For a career that will really take you places, look
no further than our range of Travel and Tourism
courses. With the huge growth in this fast paced
and exciting sector, there has never been a better
time to get on board.
TRAVEL AND
TOURISM
99 BTEC DIPLOMA TRAVEL AND
TOURISM
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
In addition to the general college entry
requirements. You will need to have a minimum
of grade D in GCSE English and grade E in
GCSE Maths plus a further three Ds at GCSE
or Merit at Foundation Level, with Functional
Skills at Level 1 in Application of Number,
Communications and Information Technology
Study
The course will provide an introduction to
the Travel and Tourism Industry. It is divided
into three core units and three specialist units:
The UK Travel and Tourism Industry; Exploring
Customer Service in Travel and Tourism; UK
Travel and Tourism Destinations; European
Holiday Destinations; Exploring Marketing in
Travel and Tourism; Planning visits for Travel
and Tourism. The course will also allow you
to develop and be certifed for a range of
Key Skills that are incorporated within the
coursework. There will also be the opportunity
to study Spanish for Tourist NVQ Level 1 and
City and Guilds 4871 - World wide Travel and
Tourism Destinations Level 1.
LEISURE AND TOURISM GCSE
Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
In addition to the general college requirements,
potential students must show commitment and
enthusiasm to the leisure and tourism Industry.
This course is also available to international
students and this is part of the GCSE Plus
programme.
Study
It is a one-year course, which offers you an
introduction to the world of Leisure and
Tourism and gives you the opportunity to
achieve a nationally recognised qualifcation.
The course is divided into two units:
• The Leisure and Tourism Industry
• Customers and Employment.
TRAVEL & TOURISM BTEC
EXTENDED DIPLOMA
Duration
Two years full time
Entry Requirements
Entry to the course requires at least four
GCSEs at grade C or above and must include
English Language and Mathematics, or BTEC
Level 2 Diploma.
Study
You will study a combination of different units
that cover the whole aspect of the Travel and
Tourism Industry. Units include:
• Investigating the Travel & Tourism Sector
• The business of Travel and Tourism
• The UK as a Destination
• Customer Service in Travel & Tourism
• European destinations
• Tourism in Rural Areas.
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ADVANCED DIPLOMA


Duration
Two years full time.
Entry Requirements
4-5 GCSEs at A-C Grade, including English and
Mathematics.
Study
The Diploma offers students the opportunity
to study the skills, knowledge and requirements
of the Travel and Tourism industry. During
the two years learners will study: People
in Travel and Tourism, Destinations and
Culture, Environmental Infuences, Image and
Perception, Political and Economic Infuences,
Technology in Travel and Tourism, Changes
and Trends and Creating and Delivering Travel
and Tourism Products and Services. Study will
combine theory and practice and at least half
will involve practical application of theory.
Name: Imogen Street Age: 17
Home town: Newhaven
Previous School: Tideway School
Studying: Travel and Tourism BTEC First Diploma
“I had heard great reviews about the College before coming here, everyone is really friendly and you get so much
help with your work, it’s a great atmosphere. I did some work experience in Lewes Town Hall in Travel and Tourism,
helping deliver good customer service and getting involved in a real business.”
Lewes 6th Form College has an excellent
reputation in Art, Design and Photography. The
Visual Arts Section is a diverse and dynamic
department primarily exploring the full range
of visual language and meeting the needs of the
individual creative student through observation,
experimentation, analysis and research. The three
main elements for successful development are
portfolio-building, the achievement of qualifcations
and preparation for progression. The Visual Arts
programme at Lewes provides a formative and
developmental experience for the student’s future
academic or vocational career.
VISUAL
ARTS
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DOUBLE AWARD) AS AND A2

Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
A mixture of B and C grades in a minimum
of fve GCSEs. You must have a minimum
of C grade at GCSE in an Art and Design
based subject, or Merit (B/B) in BTEC First
Certifcate Art and Design. At interview
you must show evidence of recent art and
design work in the form of a portfolio and
sketchbook(s).
Study
The frst year (AS) provides fundamental
knowledge and concepts, which aim to broaden
your art and design skills. You will participate in
a series of modules where you will learn to use
traditional and modern 2D and 3D methods. As
you progress into year two (A2) you will begin
to operate more individually and are encouraged
to work using Fine Art, Design or Multimedia
disciplines. By working on Optional Units you
will be helped towards developing an identifed
strength and whether you will be working in
Fine Art, Design or Multimedia. Students will
spend the fnal term working on their own self-
written project within their chosen specifcation.
Throughout each year, students will be working
towards the production of an individual art and
design portfolio.
ART AND DESIGN (APPLIED) AS
AND A2

Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
You are required to have mixture of B and C
grades in a minimum of fve GCSEs. You must
have a minimum of C grade at GCSE in an Art
and Design based subject, or Merit (B/B) in
BTEC 1st Certifcate Art and Design. Students
who achieve grade B or above in their Art
and Design subject tend to cope better with
the course demands. At interview you must
show evidence of recent art and design work
in the form of a portfolio and sketchbook(s).
It is expected that you will achieve grade C or
above at AS Level to pass into the second year
of the course.
Study
The frst year (AS) provides fundamental
knowledge and concepts, which aim to broaden
your art and design skills. As you progress
into year two (A2) you will begin to operate
more individually and you will encouraged to
pursue either a Fine Art, Design or Multimedia
pathway. There will be further projects, as well
as the Synoptic Project, during the course of
the year. By working on your Optional Unit
you will be helped towards developing an
identifed strength and whether you will be
working in Fine Art, Design or Multimedia.
ART & DESIGN BTEC
EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
You will need to meet the requirements of
a literacy and numeracy assessment. This
is in addition to the standard college entry
requirements for the programme you have
chosen.
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Study
The course is made up of four units: Students
will study a wide range of 2D and 3D
processes and techniques including drawing,
painting, printmaking, 3D in wire and mixed
media. Students are encouraged to create
imaginative design solutions and will develop
their research and presentation skills by
exploring artists work and producing their
own responses. Students will need to be able
to research, explore and develop visual ideas
from given briefs using appropriate materials,
equipment and techniques.
ART AND DESIGN GCSE

Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
An interest and aptitude for art and design is
assumed. This is in addition to the standard
College entry requirements for the programme
you have chosen.
Study
The study programme offers a provision of
resources, materials and equipment offering a
wide variety of research and artistic processes
such as drawing, painting and 3D. A variety of
techniques including sculpture, mixed media
and printmaking are achieved throughout the
course.
CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL
STUDIES IN ART AS AND A2
Duration
One year to complete the AS, which can be
followed by the A2 to complete the full A Level
in year two.
Entry Requirements
This course is for any student wishing to
increase their knowledge about art, design
and photography from both a historical and
contemporary perspective. The general College
entry requirements for AS Level courses apply.
GCSE Art is not a pre-requisite for entry on
to this course, however a grade C in GCSE
English is needed, as you will be required to
express your thoughts in writing and produce
fuent essays at both AS and A2 Levels.
Study
This is a hands-on approach to art history,
with the emphasis on academic rather than
practical study. Through classroom activities,
research topics, essay writing, static and digital
presentations you will study elements of
19th, 20th and 21st Century Art and Design,
history and culture. Through these projects you
will learn how to contextualise information
and establish links and connections between
different times, ideas, artists and events. This
ability to explain and understand links between
topics builds your ability to see how our world
view develops as we gain more knowledge and
learn to express our thoughts more clearly.
FINE ART AS AND A2


Duration
One year for AS Level and a further year to
complete A Level.
Entry Requirements
The standard College requirements apply for
entry to a Level 3 programme. This course
involves the development of traditional Fine-
Art skills such as painting, drawing and 3D
but also provides the opportunity to study
printmaking and digital art techniques within
a contemporary context. Candidates are,
therefore, expected to have a keen interest in
Art and Artists. Entry on to this Level 3 course
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is subject to points requirements laid out in
the prospectus: however we always prefer
students to have a good Art and Design
GCSE grade. You will need to be keen, well
organised, willing to work in teams and have a
commitment to the creative process. Students
should bring to interview evidence of their Art
and Design skills.
Study
The AS/A2 Fine Art programme will focus
upon the development, refnement and
application of practical and conceptual Visual
Arts skills. The two year programme consists
of four units, however students can achieve
an AS qualifcation after one year. In the frst
year (AS) you will undertake a coursework
unit (Unit 1) which will include a range of
interesting styles and techniques. Unit 2
consists of an Externally Set assignment.
The second year (A2) employs the same
coursework/exam model as year 1 in the
undertaking of Units 3 and 4. You will have
the opportunity to develop more individual
and sophisticated outcomes in response to a
much broader theme. AS and A2 both require
considerable evidence of Historical and
Contextual research as a support to practical
work and year 2 will include the requirement
to produce a personal study or dissertation.
PHOTOGRAPHY AS AND A2

Duration
AS - one year. A Level - two years.
Entry Requirements
Our standard requirement of fve GCSEs at
grade C or above (or equivalent), GCSE English
at grade C or above. GCSE Art or Media
Studies is highly desirable as is a willingness to
explore new ideas. Successful completion of AS
is required to progress to A2.
Study
All units are practical based with written
analysis and evaluation. A2 involves a written
illustrated study (2000 words) as part of
the coursework. Traditional black and white
processing and printing is combined with
colour work and digital imaging. The courses
are essentially about promoting individual
creativity and expression in photography
through a solid foundation of techniques,
processes and contexts.
PHOTOGRAPHY GCSE

Duration
One year.
Entry Requirements
The standard College entry requirements for
the programme you have chosen.
Study
This is a mainly practical course, based on
research, experimentation, production and
evaluation with an emphasis on black and
white photography and digital imaging. In
addition, students are required to write ideas/
evaluations and image analysis in a sketchbook
and attend theory lectures.
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COMPLETING YOUR
APPLICATION FORM AND
REFERENCE
Please follow the guide below to
help us process your application.
1. It is important that you complete the form as
fully as possible to avoid delays in processing
your application.
2. Ensure you sign and date the form.
3. If you will be under 18 at the start of your
course, please ensure that your parent/guardian
sign and date the form.
4. Hand the reference to your current/previous
school or college for completion.
5. Hand in the completed application form to
your current school as soon as possible (some
schools will ask you to send it directly to the
College).
Section 1 Personal Details
• Please complete this section carefully. If you
change your current address or telephone
number, please let us know so we can amend
our records.
• Ensure you let us know if you have been
resident in the UK/EU for the past 3 years, if
not, please let us know where you have lived.
Section 2 School/College or
Employer
• Let us know which school or college you are
currently or were previously attending.
• If you are over 19, please fill in details of your
employer details.
• If you are an Aim Higher student, please ensure
you tick the box.
Section 3 Course Choices/Campus
• If you are applying to more than one campus,
please indicate your order of preference. This
information is for statistical purposes only
• You do not have to fill in all boxes!
• If you are applying for an apprenticeship, please
indicate if you have an employer who is willing
to take you on as an apprentice.
Courses at Lewes
If you are applying for a mixed programme at Lewes,
you will NOT be interviewed for each subject.
Normally applicants will have one interview during
which their whole programme of study will be
discussed. If you are unsure about one of your
subject choices, put this one first: we can then try
to arrange for you be interviewed by a teacher
from that subject area, so you can receive more
information. Please note that some courses require
you to attend an audition and/or assessment as part
of the interview process.
Courses at EVoC and Park
If you are applying for a Vocational course at EVoC
and a GCSE or A Level programme at Park, you WILL
have two interviews.
Section 4 Ethnic Origin
• This information is required by the Young
People’s Learning Agency and the Skills Funding
Agency for monitoring purposes.
Section 5 Learning Difficulty/
Disability
• We are committed to meeting the needs of
people who have learning difficulties or who
are disabled. Please let us know if you need
additional support by ticking the box and we
will send you a Support Needs Questionnaire
for your completion and return.
Section 6 Career Plans, other
interests and experiences
• These sections will enable us to ensure the
programme you are considering meets your
career aims and will help us to assess your
application.
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Section 7 Qualifications
• Please complete this section as fully as possible.
Make sure you include ALL the examination
subjects you are currently taking, together
with the Level (e.g. higher, intermediate or
foundation) and exam board if known and
subjects you have already taken.
• Please include your predicted grades and if you
have already taken any exams, include the grade
achieved.
Section 8 Criminal Convictions
• We aim to create a safe environment for all
those who use the College. We therefore
need to know if you have any relevant unspent
criminal convictions. Convictions that are
spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be
relevant unless the application is for a course
in teaching, health, social work, sport, childcare
or involving work with children or vulnerable
adults. In these case applicants must disclose any
criminal conviction, cautions (including verbal
cautions) and bind over orders, including spent
convictions.
Section 9 Marketing and Contact
by the Skills Funding Agency
• Tick the boxes if you wish to be excluded from
mailings or contact.
Section 10 Data Protection
• Please read this section carefully.
Section 11 Signature
• Ensure you sign and date the application form.
• If you will be under 18 at the start of your
course, please also ensure that your parent/
guardian sign the application form as well.
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SUBJECT INDEX
ACCOUNTING AS AND A2 25
ADVANCED SPORTING EXCELLENCE (ASE)
IN GOLF 91
APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC CERTIFICATE 79
APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC CERTIFICATE
AND BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 83
APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA AND BTEC DIPLOMA 84
ART & DESIGN BTEC EXTENDED
CERTIFICATE 103
ART AND DESIGN (APPLIED DOUBLE
AWARD) AS AND A2 103
ART AND DESIGN (APPLIED) AS AND A2 103
ART AND DESIGN GCSE 104
ATHLETICS ACADEMY 93
BASKETBALL ACADEMY 93
BEAUTY THERAPY STUDIES 49
BIOLOGY AS AND A Level 79
BTEC DIPLOMA TRAVEL AND TOURISM 99
BUSINESS BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE 25
BUSINESS BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 25
BUSINESS STUDIES AS AND A2 26
BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION AND
FINANCE ADVANCED DIPLOMA 26
BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
HIGHER DIPLOMA 26
CHEMISTRY AS AND A Level 79
CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION DIPLOMA 31
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S
WORKFORCE DIPLOMA 31
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AS AND A2 53
COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE
AS AND A2 63
COMMUNITY SPORTS LEADERSHIP
AWARD (CSLA) 89
COMPUTING AS AND A2 57
CREATIVE MEDIA BTEC EXTENDED
CERTIFICATE 65
CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (FILM
AND TV) BTEC DIPLOMA 63
CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (TELEVISION
AND FILM) BTEC NATIONAL SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA 63
CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL STUDIES
IN ART AS AND A2 104
DANCE AS AND A2 67
DANCE BTEC CERTIFICATE/SUBSIDIARY
DIPLOMA 67
DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES
AS AND A2 67
ECONOMICS AS AND A2 26
ENGLISH GCSE 39
ENGLISH GCSE (2 YEAR) 39
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
AS AND A2 39
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS AND A2 39
ENGLISH LITERATURE AS AND A2 40
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GCSE 35
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AS AND A Level 35
FILM STUDIES AS AND A2 64
FINANCIAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE
AND DIPLOMA 28
FINE ART AS AND A2 104
FOUNDATION LEARNING - DIPLOMA IN
VOCATIONAL STUDIES 43
FOUNDATION LEARNING - ENTRY 43
FOUNDATION LEARNING PERSONAL
PROGRESS 43
FSMQ MANAGING MONEY AND MAKING
SENSE OF DATA 80
GCSE PLUS PROGRAMME 47
GEOGRAPHY AS AND A Level 35
GEOLOGY AS AND A Level 36
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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
AS AND A2 53
HAIR AND BEAUTY ADVANCED DIPLOMA 49
HAIR AND BEAUTY HIGHER DIPLOMA 49
HAIR, BEAUTY AND THEATRICAL
MAKEUP STUDIES 49
HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIP AND
ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP 50
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE - BTEC
EXTENDED CERTIFICATE 31
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE APPLIED
AS AND A2 31
HIGHER SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD (HSLA) 89
HISTORY (MEDIEVAL/EARLY MODERN)
AS AND A2 53
HISTORY (MODERN) AS AND A2 54
HOCKEY ACADEMY 93
HUMAN BIOLOGY AS AND A Level 80
HUMAN HEALTH AND PHYSIOLOGY GCSE 80
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY AS AND A2 57
INTERACTIVE MEDIA (IMEDIA) BTEC DIPLOMA 64
INTERACTIVE MEDIA (IMEDIA) BTEC
SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 64
I-PROJECT 44
IT BTEC CERTIFICATE 58
IT BTEC CERTIFICATE / SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 57
LAW AS AND A2 28
LEISURE AND TOURISM GCSE 99
MATHS (DOUBLE AWARD) A Level 82
MATHS AS AND A Level 82
MATHS GCSE 80
MEDIA STUDIES AS AND A2 65
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN FRENCH
AND SPANISH GCSE 61
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN FRENCH,
GERMAN OR SPANISH AS AND A2 61
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
IN SPANISH AND CHINESE NVQ 61
MUSIC - PRE PROFESSIONAL (EAST SUSSEX
ACADEMY OF MUSIC) 68
MUSIC AS AND A2 (EAST SUSSEX
ACADEMY OF MUSIC) 68
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AS AND A2 (EAST
SUSSEX ACADEMY OF MUSIC) 70
NETBALL ACADEMY 94
PERFORMING ARTS (MUSICAL THEATRE
AND POPULAR MUSIC) BTEC CERTIFICATE /
SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 70
PERFORMING ARTS BTEC CERTIFICATE /
SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 71
PERFORMING ARTS BTEC DIPLOMA /
SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 71
PERFORMING ARTS BTEC
EXTENDED CERTIFICATE 71
PHILOSOPHY AS AND A2 54
PHOTOGRAPHY AS AND A2 105
PHOTOGRAPHY GCSE 105
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS AND A Level 89
PHYSICS AS AND A Level 82
PRODUCTION ARTS (STAGE MANAGEMENT)
BTEC CERTIFICATE/ SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 72
PSYCHOLOGY AS AND A Level 87
PUBLIC SERVICES ADVANCED DIPLOMA 75
PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC DIPLOMA 75
PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 76
PUBLIC SERVICES HIGHER DIPLOMA 75
RELIGIOUS STUDIES AS AND A2 54
RUGBY UNION ACADEMY 94
SCIENCE GCSE (DOUBLE AWARD) 83
SOCIETY, HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
ADVANCED DIPLOMA 32
SOCIOLOGY AS AND A Level 87
SOCIOLOGY GCSE 87
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SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE
ADVANCED DIPLOMA 90
SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE
HIGHER DIPLOMA 90
SPORT BTEC DIPLOMA 91
SPORT BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE
IN SPORT 90
SPORT BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 90
SWIMMING ACADEMY 94
TRAVEL & TOURISM BTEC EXTENDED
DIPLOMA 99
TRAVEL AND TOURISM ADVANCED
DIPLOMA 100
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL ACADEMY 96
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HOW TO TRAVEL TO THE
COLLEGE
The College operates a car parking
permit scheme. All staff, students
and visitors bringing vehicles to
the campus must display a College
issued parking permit in their
windscreen. However, a parking
space cannot be guaranteed, and it
is recommended that alternative
means of transport are considered.
By car
For Sat Nav users, College post code is BN7 2XH.
From the east: along A27, turn right at the
Southerham roundabout through the Cuilfail tunnel.
Turn left at the roundabout continuing over the river
into the Lewes one way system. Turn left into Station
Road (Lewes Station is on your left). At the mini
roundabout turn left into Mountfield Road.
From the north: follow A22 to the Cuilfail
roundabout and follow directions as described above.
From the west: along A27 turn left at the
roundabout sign posted Lewes. Follow road to the
Prison traffic lights. At the lights turn right, continuing
along Winterbourne Hollow, turn left at the mini
roundabout, and then continue down to next mini
roundabout adjacent to the railway station. Go straight
on into Mountfield Road. The College main entrance is
on the left hand side 200 metres from the roundabout.
Parking is available on campus, although please be
aware that spaces are limited and restrictions apply.
By Rail
Lewes 6th Form College is a 10 minute walk from
Lewes Station. On leaving the station’s main entrance,
turn left and left again into Mountfield Road. The
campus is approximately 200 metres along the road
on the left hand side.
Trains run every 10 minutes from Brighton and every
30 minutes from Eastbourne. For more information
on train times and routes, call National rail Enquiries
on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
By Bus
There are frequent buses serving the town centre
and the surrounding areas of Lewes, and from and
to Brighton. Contact timetables enquiries on 01273
886 200, or visit www.buses.co.uk. For more rural
routes, contact RDH Buses (Countryliner Sussex
Ltd) on 08444 771 263 or visit
www.countryliner-coaches.co.uk/timetables.asp.
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There is a taxi rank directly outside the main
entrance to Lewes Station. A number of licensed
taxi companies operate in the Lewes area. Lewes
and District Taxis 01273 483 232 Bishops Taxis
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other useful information, visit www.lewes.gov.uk/
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The information in this prospectus is available in
alternative formats. Please contact Student Services on
01323 637637 / 01273 483188. You can also visit our
website for prospectus information. The website meets
the W3C Priority 1 Checkpoints and every reasonable
adjustment has been made to meet the requirements of
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Whilst every care has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication the College
cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions or changes. The course information featured in this
prospectus is correct at the time of going to print, August 2010, however course details may be subject to change.
Please visit our website www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or contact Student Services for more information. Thank you
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SIXTH FORMS AT SUSSEX
DOWNS COLLEGE 2011/12
More courses are available at Eastbourne Vocational
College and Park College.

EASTBOURNE VOCATIONALCOLLEGE
16-19 Course Guide
COLLEGE
Park College
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16-19 Course Guide
Lewes 6th Form College
Mountfield Road Lewes
East Sussex BN7 2XH
T: 01273 483188
F: 01273 478561
E: 6thforminfo@sussexdowns.ac.uk
www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/lewes
Eastbourne Vocational College
Cross Levels Way Eastbourne
East Sussex BN21 2UF
T: 01323 637637
F: 01323 637472
E: info@sussexdowns.ac.uk
www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/eastbourne
Park College
Kings Drive Eastbourne
East Sussex BN21 2UN
T: 01323 637111
F: 01323 508778
E: info@sussexdowns.ac.uk
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Contents
Sussex Downs College New Curriculum Developments Key Facts Your Education Your Success Your Life Gallery

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and also represents the excellent staff and student relations here at Lewes 6th Form College. both academic and vocational. Our staff are here to guide you through your course and to help you progress to university. friendly college that values each of its students as individuals. Current students tell me that they chose Lewes because of our excellent range of courses. training or employment so that you attain the qualifications and skills to achieve your own career goals. results and retention record plus the friendly environment. It is part of a family of colleges that make up Sussex Downs College and as such benefits from a wide range of resources and offers a broad curriculum choice. We hope that you will find a number of courses that will be of interest to you as you read our prospectus. with Sam Symons (left) and Daniel Gravenor (right) members of The Student Executive. I warmly invite you to attend one of our Open Days. An elected Student Governor attends meetings to share the students’ view points with the Sussex Downs Corporation members. You will be made very welcome and we look forward to meeting you. To find out more about Lewes 6th Form College. You can also take part in a variety of sports. As you will see we offer programmes at all Levels and you may choose from a wide range of subjects. The Student Executive is both an example of active student participation in college matters Sherry Russell. Students appreciate the positive atmosphere of mutual respect. fund-raising and social and cultural activities that make Lewes 6th Form College a real community. Staff and some of our existing students will be there and you can ask questions. Head of Lewes 6th Form College. view the facilities and see students’ work. whilst maintaining the ambience of a smaller. Students at Lewes benefit from a wide range of opportunities that a large modern college attracts. our good teaching. We expect our students to work hard to accomplish good qualifications but we also want you to gain from and enjoy a learning community that you will value. learn and achieve.WELCOME to Lewes 6th Form College Lewes 6th Form College is a successful place to study. Sherry Russell Head of Lewes 6th Form College . student centred approach to our learners and so you can be sure that we will give you plenty of support and encouragement throughout your time with us. Studying at college can be a big step but at Lewes 6th Form College we have a focused.

Heads of College are responsible for all students and staff within their learning communities. Sussex Downs College was praised by Ofsted in 2007 for its high success rates. and Lewes 6th Form College.30pm – 8.5 John Blake Melanie Hunt Wayne Wright SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE Sussex Downs College is divided into six learning brands or communities of which three are sixth form colleges: Park College. Eastbourne Vocational College.30pm Saturday 13th November 10. They report to the Executive Director for Business Development. John Blake. In 2008 the College was awarded with Learning and Skills Beacon Status by the Government. Lewes campus Friday 12th November 6. Eastbourne campus Monday 18th October 5. and Employer Training.Wayne Wright. the Principal and Chief Executive plans to retire in December and will be succeeded as Principal by Melanie Hunt. currently Director of Learning and Skills at Ofsted and former Assistant Principal at the College. OPEN EVENING DATES AUTUMN TERM Eastbourne Vocational College and Park College.30pm – 8.00pm Lewes 6th Form College. We also have an International College. Beacon Status recognises Sussex Downs is as an education ‘exemplar’ leading on matters relating to further education.00pm – 8.00pm Thursday 4th November 5. an Adult College.00pm . our business facing brand. a member of the College Strategy Team. excellent and flexible curriculum and outstanding leadership and management.00am – 12.

These changes mean there will be some minor adjustments to the structure of BTEC courses offered at Lewes. whilst retaining the full range of qualifications on offer.6 NEW CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENTS AT LEWES 6TH FORM COLLEGE We are constantly reviewing our provision and have recently been involved in the launch of some exciting new initiatives. Please contact the Admissions Team if you would like more information about any of the courses highlighted on this page. with the assistance of a supervisor. All components must be passed for the diploma to be achieved. is highly regarded by university admissions tutors and brings with it additional UCAS points to support higher education applications. to research in some depth a topic of interest which they have chosen themselves and achieve a valuable extra qualification. which consists of three components: (i) the in-depth study of three subjects to advanced Level.000 words. Further information is available at edexcel. Students at the college have been among the first in the country to achieve the new suite of Project Qualifications. Students looking for a broad and challenging sixth form programme will be attracted to the Cambridge Pre-U Diploma. The EPQ. the qualification awarding body. including the Extended Project (EPQ). and the award of the top grade (Distinction 1) is designed to recognise performance at above the current A Level A* grade standard. .org. All BTEC qualifications have undergone a retitling exercise by Edexcel. New specifications will be delivered from September 2010 with the exception of all Childcare qualifications. which invites students to learn more about key themes of international relevance that are of interest to young people (such as the environment. which is equivalent to half an A Level.uk. (ii) the successful completion of a ‘Global Perspectives’ module. which has allowed students. politics and culture) and to discuss and write about them in a critical and disciplined way.500 and 5. and (iii) the completion of an Independent Research Report of between 4.

Alternatively you can contact your Connexions Adviser based in your school. and Personal and Social Development. Sports and Science A wide variety of extracurricular activities Access to two Learning Resource Centres Common areas for students to use between classes The opportunity to progress onto University Level courses offered through Sussex Downs College and The University of Brighton Easy to get to by bus or by train Earn while you learn available with our Apprenticeships. All courses in this prospectus are tagged with the icons below explaining what Level they are: Entry Level Level 2 Level 1 Level 3 Park College • • • • • • • Excellent academic record Each year our students are accepted at Oxford or Cambridge and many other HE institutions Specialist facilities for Dance. • • If you are not sure what Level you are able to study at. Further information can also be found on our website. Simply tick the box on the application form and we will arrange an appointment. Maths and ICT Functional Skills.7 KEY FACTS: SIXTH FORMS AT SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE Lewes 6th Form College • • • Excellent academic record Each year our students are accepted at Oxford or Cambridge and conservatoires Specialist facilities for Performing Arts. All Entry Level and Level 1 courses are part of the Foundation Learning programme which means students will access qualifications in English. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • WHICH LEVEL? When applying you should check that your qualifications meet our entry requirements. Science and iMedia as well as others Access to a Learning Resource Centre A wide variety of extracurricular activities Common areas for students to use between classes The opportunity to progress onto University Level courses offered through Sussex Downs College and The University of Brighton Easy to get to by bus or by train Earn while you learn available with our Apprenticeships. Music Academy. Hair and Beauty salons. or you are uncertain about your choice of course(s) you can request a guidance session with a member of our guidance team. Media. Please see page 42 for more information about Foundation Learning. . Travel Office or Restaurant Earn while you learn available with our Apprenticeships A wide variety of extracurricular activities Access to two Learning Resource Centres Common areas for students to use between classes The opportunity to progress onto University Level courses offered through Sussex Downs College and The University of Brighton Easy to get to by bus or by train. Eastbourne Vocational College • • Excellent results Trades taught by industry professionals. who have a real working knowledge of what it is like working within the industry Purpose built facilities and specialist equipment Industry experience working in our Salons.

as well as general College information. bringing a real-world insight into their course material and helping students to relate their lessons to what will be expected of them in a working environment. exam timetables and guidance will also be given in these sessions. for individual or group revision. trips and skills based activity. helping each student to feel a part of the wider college community. regarding curriculum.8 YOUR EDUCATION Excellent Teaching and Learning Sussex Downs College has a very good reputation for teaching and learning. Students will usually attend one tutorial session each week which can either be a group session or a one to one meeting. Our teachers use many different approaches to help students learn. There is also time set aside in the weeks before exams start. such as applying for jobs or university. to helping students get work experience or an apprenticeship while at College. Important College messages. Personal Tutor Sessions Personal Tutor sessions are a chance for students to talk to a member of staff who is not their course teacher about any queries they may have outside of their course. citizenship and personal health awareness are covered in their tutor. Our excellent success rates and the last Ofsted inspection reflect this. Tutors help students to set and meet achievable targets and discuss ways in which they can manage their workload. Students are taught the value of discovering their own learning style which helps them to learn in the way that best suits them. Skills that are not covered in their chosen subjects. Pathways at Sussex Downs College . through classroom activities. such as applying to university or how to get a student loan. Many of our vocational teachers have backgrounds working in industry related to the subject they teach.

in partnership with The University of Brighton. Full details of the courses we offer can be found on our website.Your tutor can also help you find out how to apply for other jobs you may be interested in. please contact our Student Services team. Please see our ‘Your Life’ section to find out what tailored support we can offer. to help you get the best out of the time you are learning with us. sometimes earning money while you do so. where you learn while working. so that you can continue your learning with us. or you can talk to our Student Services team for more information. which means our students have consistently high attendance. and what to do in an interview. finish their courses and achieve the results they need to progress. Whether you want to go to university. as well as giving you advice on how to fill out application forms. we can help support you in making that decision and taking your first steps.9 Types of course – what suits you? (including Apprenticeships) Different courses suit different people. We offer an online service which shows any local jobs. in a practical environment. Employment If you want to go straight into employment when you leave College. through a series of small practical exams and theory work. These are usually assessed over the year. from A Levels. Our commitment is to work with students to ensure their success. to excite and inspire them by showing what they can achieve and to develop lifelong learning skills. five star hotels and restaurants and other places. To find out what type of course would suit you. Even if you don’t know what you want to do when you finish College both your tutor and our guidance team can help you decide. which are most suited to people who like to learn mainly in a classroom and are assessed through coursework and exams (also known as academic course) to vocational courses including Apprenticeships. If you want to spread your wings and try somewhere new we also have prospectuses from other universities in our Learning Resources Centres. We also arrange trips to Higher Education fairs and local universities so that you can see the campuses and make a more informed decision about what direction you want to take. Exam Results Sussex Downs College enjoys high success rates in academic and vocational areas. both local and national. University Level Sussex Downs College offers university Level courses. Full details of our exam results for the past three years can be found on our website. then our new Job Search can help you. and other courses often offer work experience as part of your learning.Your tutor can help guide you through applying to university and the UCAS and clearing process in your tutorial sessions. . YOUR SUCCESS How Sussex Downs College Supports You We want to help you achieve and reach your potential at College. find a job or take a gap year after you finish College. If you take up one of our Apprenticeships you can earn while you learn. Each year we have hundreds of students who go on to study at university including to Oxford or Cambridge Universities and others go directly into full time work including to some prestigious work places such as nationally important organisations like the BBC. Sussex Downs College offers a range of different ways to learn.

Look at the news section on our website for details of these and also speak with teachers at one of our open events about what opportunities you will have on your course. as well as a Freshers’ Fair in September.10 Voluntary Experience Some students want to get voluntary experience or go travelling before they go to university or start work. religion. helping to build schools and other essential buildings. Each campus has several common areas. YOUR LIFE College Environment We want to help you achieve your best at College. Each campus has shops nearby or on-site. and a staff and student-run hair and beauty salons at both Eastbourne and Lewes. be healthy. age. The posters on page 12 show some of the ways in which we promote our students’ welfare. Sussex Downs College is also committed to Equality and Diversity and to ensuring that differences between all of its students and staff are respected. We challenge inappropriate behaviour and attitudes and take positive action to promote good relations and prevent inequality. please see our Money Matters section. healthy and safe. sexuality. Competitions As part of your course you may get the chance to enter some national competitions. We have a counselling service should you need it. usually near our food outlets. such as the Uganda project. Student Services: We have Student Services staff at each campus who can assist you with any queries you may have about applying for a course and about the financial help that you may be able to receive while you are at College. We also run several projects at the College that you can get involved in. make a positive contribution. disability. Getting involved in work like this can be a lifechanging experience and help you to develop a range of skills that will help you to get a job or university place in the future. There are several College parties each year. and you can find out more by visiting the Every Student Matters section on our website. that promote healthy options and is easy to get to by public transport. as well as lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy. where students from the college spend several weeks in East Africa each summer. We also offer high quality childcare facilities on-site. Student Welfare Every Student Matters (ESM) is the College’s promise to make sure that you get the support you need to stay safe. have a staff and student-run travel agency and restaurant on the Eastbourne campus. and achieve economic well-being. gender. which are a chance for you to show just how much you have achieved. enjoy and achieve. where you can relax and meet friends. We help create a learning environment where students and staff are confident. faith or social background. Our friendly Student Liaison team can help you get involved in College events.Your tutor can help you to find something that you want to do or there is more information on the College website about how to get involved in voluntary work. as well as food outlets on-site . There are also Connexions Advisors available who can help you to make decisions about what you want to do after College. For more information. to help you to find out more about the College and make new friends. We value all of our students and staff and are opposed to any harassment or discrimination arising from race or nationality. We have Learning Resource Centres on each campus. No Smoking: Please note that Sussex Downs College sites are restricted smoking campuses. where you can go to do private study and research.

ac. or enrichment activities. We are committed to giving students. to money off materials.org.01323 637258 Park . or email info@sussexdowns. either through our sports academy classes. If you require further information on any area in this section please visit our website or come along to our open events: Lewes 6th Form College Friday 12th November Saturday 13th November Learner Support We welcome students with a wide range of learning difficulties or disabilities and are committed to helping you achieve. Enrichment is about adding to your achievement and if it is important to you then it is important to us too.30pm .You may also be able to claim EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) which is a cash sum paid into your bank each week to help cover travel or learning expenses while you are studying.12. If there is something you would like to do as an enrichment activity. Please refer to the College website for details of these and other sources of financial help or speak to our Student Services team.30pm . safety or enjoyment can be quickly resolved. There are numerous opportunities ranging from student questionnaires.00pm .8.00pm Thursday 4th November 5. We believe that the best way to meet your needs is to listen to what you have to say. The Student Executive has a role to play in recommending changes / improvements that students would like to see at the college and they arrange regular meetings with students to make sure that any issues affecting your learning.00pm . Please tell us when applying if you need any extra support. We invite students to help us make important decisions ranging from interviewing potential teachers. and if there is enough interest we may be able to offer it in the future. For more information on nationwide student discounts visit www. To find out in more detail what support we can offer please contact the Learning Support team. There are several things that make life cheaper for students.uk and visit the College website for local travel discounts.uk. Lewes Campus Phone: 01273 402412 Textphone: 01273 402478 Eastbourne Campus (Park and EVoC) Phone: EvoC . Money Matters Money and finance are a key part of College life. from discounted public transport. attending governor meetings and taking part in working groups.01323 637658 Textphone: 01323 637216 6. The College believes that students should be seen and heard.8.nus. books and even clothes and concerts. Extra Curricular Activities There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in extra curricular activities at college. with each member voted in by other students. Student Voice: You do not have to join the Student Executive to make your voice heard.00pm Eastbourne Vocational and Park College Monday 18th October 5. parents and employers a voice at Sussex Downs College.8. It is best to talk to your tutor to find out what is available. say so. to forums dedicated to discussing teaching and learning on your courses. particularly at or before coming for interview. Any student can apply to become a member of the Executive and elections are held once a year.30pm 10. but is not currently offered.00am .11 Student Voice Student Executive: The Student Executive is one way that you can make your voice heard within the College. to a student conference. You can call us on the numbers below. Other support funds such as Discretionary Learner Support Fund or a Local Authority Travel allowance may also be available.

For more information please read the Student Welfare section on page 10. Every Student Matters SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE Every Student Matters SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE Every Student Matters SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE Every Student Matters SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE .12 These posters are part of Sussex Downs College’s Every Student Matters Campaign.

THE COLLEGE IS ONLY FIVE MINUTES WALK FROM THE STATION GALLERY .

DANCE STUDENT REHEARSING FOR THE COLLEGE SHOW ‘MOMENTUM’ IN OUR PERFORMANCE STUDIOS .

HAIR AND BEAUTY STUDENTS PREPARE MAKE-UP FOR A COLLEGE SHOW .

OUR SCIENCE LABORATORIES ARE EQUIPPED WITH MODERN RESOURCES .

WE HAVE PLENTY OF STUDY AREAS .

PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS IN ‘THE LION KING’ .

WORKING IN 3D IN ART AND DESIGN .

GRADUATIONS STUDENTS WORK WITH PROFESSIONALS TO PHOTOGRAPH THEIR WORK .

MODELS WEARING OUTFITS DESIGNED BY STUDENTS FOR THE VISUAL ARTS 2010 COSTUME EVENT .

you will be earning money at the same time! Some apprenticeships are based entirely in the workplace. but don’t have the skills you need yet. helping you to gain further skills. Apprenticeships are training schemes for those who would like to achieve a qualification while working. building up knowledge and skills – and as your employer pays your wages. look no further than Sussex Downs College. and others offer regular sessions at the College.You will learn in the workplace. We have a range of Apprenticeship programmes available in a variety of professions. . Employer Training. in our purpose built facilities.APPRENTICESHIPS Earn while you learn If you want to earn money when you leave school.

COURSES AVAILABLE INCLUDE:
• • Accounting Apprenticeship Business and Administration Apprenticeship Hairdressing Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship Bricklaying Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship Carpentry Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship Construction Operations Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship Highways Maintenance Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship Plumbing Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeship Hospitality Customer Service Apprenticeship For full details of our apprenticeship courses visit our website www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or call 08452 302 007. • Hospitality Supervision Apprenticeship

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BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND LAW
Our expert teaching staff, many of whom have extensive professional experience, will prepare you for your nextstep on the road to a professional career.Your next step could be further or higher education or straight into the workplace.You can expect to develop a range of skills essential for your future success in whatever field you choose. These include: writing and presentation; quantitative techniques; analytical skills and logical argument. Perhaps more importantly your course will help you to develop essential life skills such as: teamwork, leadership and communication, all of which will increase your confidence in your own abilities. We offer a range of vocational and academic courses in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics and Law.

ACCOUNTING AS AND A2
Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete the A Level. Entry Requirements You need to be confident handling and understanding numbers and should be expecting to achieve a B grade in GCSE Mathematics. In addition you need to be organised, logical, able to learn and retain lots of information and to produce work that is precise and accurate for example following examples exactly. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Study The AS Level focuses mainly on financial accounting, this is the process of recording business transactions and reporting the business performance. To do this you learn how organisations record transactions using double entry bookkeeping and how to check the accuracy of your bookkeeping. To measure business performance you will prepare profit and loss accounts and balance sheets and analyse these using ratio analysis.You will also investigate the role ICT plays in accounting and learn how businesses plan for the future using budgets. The second year is split between financial and management accounting.

Mathematics and a C grade in English Language. Ideally, you will take AS Accounting alongside another numerate subject, for example A Level Maths or Economics. In addition, you need to be organised, logical, able to learn and retain lots of information and to produce work that is precise and accurate. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Study You are required to study 2 mandatory units: Business Purposes and Business Organisations. You will then study a number of optional units (depending on their credit value). These could include: Financial Forecasting for Business, People in Organisations, Training and Employment in Business, Personal Selling in Business, Customer Relations in Business, as well as others.

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BUSINESS BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA
Duration One year. Entry Requirements GCSE Grade C in Maths and English or a Merit at Intermediate Level is essential. An interview with the course team is required. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. This course requires a great deal of self motivation and excellent time management skills. Study The course consists of 6 units of study (one A Level equivalent), 4 core units and 2 specialist units. The core units are: 1. The Business Environment 2. Business Resources 3. Introduction to Marketing 4. Business Communication.

BUSINESS BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE
Duration One year. Entry Requirements Accounting is a very demanding subject and you will need to be confident handling and understanding numbers and should be expecting to achieve a B grade in GCSE

ECONOMICS AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. Study The first year focuses on starting a small business and centres around the Business Plan (BUSS1) with the focus switching to the internal operations of medium sized businesses (BUSS2). You should have good IT skills and an interest in using IT in Business. administration and finance. Entry Requirements Minimum of C Grades in GCSE Maths and English Language. A genuine interest in business is also required. ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE HIGHER DIPLOMA Duration One year.26 BUSINESS. and government policy. competition and monopoly. Study The Diploma offers learners the opportunity of acquiring knowledge and skills in the broad context of business. . BUSINESS STUDIES AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level (BUSS1 and BUSS2) and a further year to complete the full A Level (BUSS3 and BUSS4). Entry Requirements Minimum of GCSE Grade C in English and Mathematics. BUSINESS. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. The second year concentrates on the strategies of larger multinational businesses (BUSS3) and the external environment within which they operate (BUSS4). Study The Diploma offers learners the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the broad context of business. Entry Requirements In addition to general college requirements you will be expected to achieve at least a C in English Language and Mathematics at GCSE. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grades D-E to include English and Maths at grade D or above. Study You will study key theoretical concepts. such as supply and demand. administration and finance. ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE ADVANCED DIPLOMA Duration Two years. as students will be expected to make use of their knowledge of the business world.

English Language and Photography “There is good transport to the college.Name: Dominic Thomas Age: 17 Home town: Seaford Previous School: Priory School Studying: Business. but take a year out to travel before University. I want to go into creative marketing or advertising. I am the student president for Lewes 6th Form College.” .

Study In the Certificate you will investigate the range of financial products that are available to you to help you achieve what you want in life. Entry Requirements C grades in Maths and English are essential for enrolment on this course (and also for entry to University to study Law). This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. The Certificate and Diploma are available as a one year intensive course. LAW AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level.288 2 FINANCIAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA Duration The Certificate is an AS equivalent course lasting one year. The Diploma is the second year of the course and combined with the Certificate provides an A Level equivalent qualification. . Study The study of Law involves the development of a range of skills including the analysis of legal principles and the evaluation of conceptual ideas. Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements for this course.You will have to meet the College requirement for entry on to a Level 3 course.

but interesting. where as English Language is more about creative writing and imagination. and then go there and have a talk with staff about marketing. Law.Name: Jasmine Deakin Age: 16 Home town: Newhaven Previous School: Tideway School Studying: Business.” . Law is extremely full on. Critical Thinking and English Language “In business we got to research Thorpe Park. My subjects involve all different types of work.

From health and the environment. to looking after children. There are a wide range of courses available at various Levels which offer scope for further study or employment. HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Care courses are for anyone who cares passionately about people and the community.CHILDCARE. . your studies will prepare you for a career in the care sector in roles ranging from nursing and teaching through to social work.

You should enjoy investigating topics for yourself through practical information research. covering subjects such as communication. schools and a special needs placement. Those students wishing to progress onto Initial Teacher Training must achieve a C grade in GCSE English. This course is also available to adults and international students.full-time. It is not possible to take this course without satisfactory clearance. self-disciplined and reliable. working with people and helping to meet their needs. Once at the College you will have to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check. will be on a work placement for the other two days.BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE Duration One year. 31 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE . along with the characteristics below. enthusiastic. Entry Requirements Normal College entry requirements for GCSE+. including nurseries. Study You will study 4 units.You should be well motivated. Entry Requirements You should have the normal College entry requirements. They will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C and one at grade B. . Study The course lasts two years and is full-time.You will study subjects such as communication. health & safety and promoting children’s development. including C in English. Entry Requirements Students should be at least 16 years of age and must be enthusiastic about working with children. individual needs and health and safety. They will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade D (including English) plus Maths at Grade E.You should be interested in health and social care subjects. Study You attend College for three days a week and will be on a work placement for the other two days. There will be four placements and these will cover a range of settings. CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE DIPLOMA Duration Two years . Maths and Science.full-time. Entry Requirements Students should be at least 16 years of age and be enthusiastic about working with children.CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION DIPLOMA Duration One year . You attend college for three days a week and HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE APPLIED AS AND A2 Duration Two years.You should enjoy working with other people as part of a small or large team.

Unit 2: Communication and Values in Health and Social Care. Year one: Unit 1: Human Growth and Development. It is not possible to take the course without satisfactory clearance. Unit 3: Positive Care Environments. SOCIETY. Health and Social Care has a strong theoretical base which is linked to situations which are experienced within the care sector. Internally assessed. Externally assessed. Study This course has a strong theoretical base but is closely linked to situations which are experienced in the care sector. Internally assessed. Like all care courses. Care has a set of underpinning principles and each care role has a code of ethics/practice. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths and English at grade C or above. Much of the .32 Study The course is divided into six units. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT ADVANCED DIPLOMA Duration Two years. course will be linked to practical experience from vocational placements. Year two: Unit 7: Meeting Individual Needs. Unit 8: Promoting Health and Wellbeing. Externally assessed. Unit 9: Investigating Disease. Once at the College you will have to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check. Internally assessed. Internally assessed.

Name: Sasha Kennet Age: 17 Home town: Burgess Hill Previous School: Oakmeeds Community College Studying: Health and Social Care BTEC “I really enjoy all of my course as it involves working with people.” . I want to work with people who have suffered domestic abuse when I leave College.

An innate knowledge of the earth and its processes will be accrued which will be applicable to many areas of future study. The disciplines available to study include Environmental Science. . Geography and Geology.You will have the opportunity to learn about the elements.EARTH SCIENCES Earth Science is an all-embracing term for the sciences relating to the processes of planet Earth. the evolution of life. earth surface processes and the origins and behaviour of the oceans and atmosphere.

investigative. Water and Energy. graphical.The Physical Environment . Waste and Pollution. Organisms in the Environment. Earths crust (the lithosphere). Human topics for study include global population change and issues related to food supply. contemporary conflicts and challenges. weather and climate and associated hazards. water resources. wildlife and landscape conservation. coasts and hot deserts. The Impact of Mankind.wildlife conservation. Fishing and Forestry. the topics are more challenging and broader based. cartographic and statistical skills. These are: Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution. Food Production. and the . and land resources . These are: The Living Environment . Farming. At A2 there are also two units. and Sustainability. Unit 2: Applied Geography Basic. energy and health. pollution. energy resources. world cities . Rocks and Soils.ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GCSE Duration One year Entry Requirements You will need a general education to GCSE standard with good basic literacy and numerical skills.the atmosphere. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. An awareness of some current environmental issues would be an advantage Study There are five major themes: Air. waste disposal.You will also be required to carry out fieldwork in order to answer questions on the exam papers (there is no coursework at either AS or A2). Study AS Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography Physical topics for study include rivers and flood management. development and globalisation. two years A Level Entry Requirements Our standard entry requirement of five GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent) to include English Language. Entry Requirements Minimum Grade C in GCSE Maths. ICT. 35 GEOGRAPHY AS AND A LEVEL Duration One year AS.evolution or revolution. cold environments. Some popular topics studied within these themes include the greenhouse effect. English and Science. Research skills and the assessment of AS fieldwork. the conditions for life on Earth. Unit 4 a) Geographical fieldwork investigation or (b) Geographical issue evaluation. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AS AND A LEVEL Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. Study At AS you will study two units which will give you a good understanding of the core ideas. challenges facing ecosystems. A Level Unit 3: Contemporary geographical issues. Topics include plate tectonics and associated hazards.

Geology is the branch of science concerned with the structure. . rock forming processes. Entry Requirements No previous study of Geology is necessary. It looks at topics such as plate tectonics. fieldwork. At AS students learn the foundations of the subject and develop investigative geological skills via practical work. A2 builds upon the foundations of AS and includes the study of two geological themes in more detail. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. two years for A2. The AS also includes a module looking at geological hazards (earthquakes. analysing photographs and geological maps. The majority of students are pleased with their choice and many go on to study related courses at university. but students will be expected to have achieved grades CC or above in GCSE Science. volcanoes and landslides) and their impact on humans. evolution and dynamics of the Earth. energy resources. geological time and geological hazards. minerals. Students produce coursework involving fieldwork and practical work. Study Geology is an interesting and varied subject.36 GEOLOGY AS AND A LEVEL Duration One year for AS Level.

Maths and Economics “I absolutely love all of my lessons. and I have made some great friends in my classes. Geography.” . they are really fun.Name: Alex Bennett Age: 17 Home town: Kingston Previous School: Chailey School Studying: Geology.

Written work is carefully marked to help you improve your grasp of structure. Our aim is to encourage active participation. law. By studying one of these courses.You will also learn how to make a close analysis of style in order to gain an informed understanding of the ways in which writers use language to convey meaning and shape readers’ responses. speaking and listening skills. develop students’ interest in their subject and equip them to learn independently as a preparation for university study or employment. media and teaching. . the structures of the English language. public relations. accuracy and expression. you may study a wide range of literary genres. you will develop your reading. Our classes often involve lively discussions and will help you develop confidence about speaking in public. Depending on your choice of A Level. These subjects combine well with a wide range of others and are useful qualifications for a large number of careers such as journalism.ENGLISH We offer three different A Level specifications in English. or theories about how and why people communicate with each other as they do. writing.

in addition to a contemporary text. However. It is intended to provide you with key communication skills. Entry Requirements A minimum of GCSE grade C in English Language is required.ENGLISH GCSE Duration One year. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. 39 ENGLISH GCSE (2 YEAR) Duration Two years. a grade B is strongly recommended.You will learn to analyse language more precisely and will use your knowledge to improve your own practical writing skills for a variety of audiences and purposes. This course is also available to adults and international students without a previous grade D. They will accrue a range of qualifications over the course. Study This course is designed specifically for those students who wish to work towards a GCSE qualification in English.You will study a range of texts from many fields of interest. Entry Requirements A minimum of GCSE grade B in English Language is required. syntax. . ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. Study We are currently studying modern plays. Entry Requirements Grade D in English Language GCSE in a previous examination. Study This course is significantly different from English Language GCSE as the focus at AS/A2 is on the linguistic analysis of texts. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. listening. who will be interviewed to assess their suitability. Study The emphasis of this course is on improving writing. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. and reading and comprehension skills. phonology and pragmatics are all taught in detail and used to inform close readings of texts. Grammar. Entry Requirements This course is designed for students who have not attained a grade D in English. both oral and written and to develop your understanding of the different forms and functions of English as it is used in everyday situations. semantics. including ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams. speaking. with the ultimate aim of attaining a GCSE English at grade C or above.

This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Unit 2: Dramatic Genres which consists of two pieces of coursework within the dramatic genre of Tragedy (40%). Study There are two modules at AS Level: Unit 1: Aspects of Narrative which is an examination of two hours on two novels and a selection of poetry (taken in June ) (60%). Unit 4: Further and Independent Reading is a coursework module which consists of one piece of comparative coursework (comparing two texts . There are two modules at A2 Level: Unit 3: Texts and Genres which consists of an examination of 2 hours in June on Elements of the Gothic (30% of total A Level). Entry Requirements A minimum of GCSE grade B in English Literature is required.40 ENGLISH LITERATURE AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. .1200-1500 words) and one piece applying a theoretical position to a 1200-1500 word text (20% of total A Level).

My course involves a lot of essay writing outside of class. Photography A2 “I came to Lewes 6th Form College because my friends recommended it.” .Name: Elizabeth Brewster Age: 17 Home town: Seaford Previous School: St Bede’s School Studying: English Language A2. Maths GCSE. It is a really friendly environment.

employment. These accredited tasters allow learners to experience different vocational routes whilst developing their aspirations. We support our programmes through ensuring that students are in small groups. Catering and Hospitality. destination led programme which prepares them for Level 2 learning. and benefit from a wraparound tutorial programme. apprenticeships. Horticulture & Travel and Tourism. experience a wide enrichment programme. At Entry 3 and Level 1 students have the opportunity to ‘taste’ different curriculum areas such as: Art. receive additional support as appropriate. . Foundation Learning programmes combine vocational/employability programmes with Functional Skills and personal and social development qualifications to allow learners to develop the skills needed for their next steps. and independent living. Learners benefit from a meaningful. Our programmes at Entry 1 and 2 focus on developing independent living and employability skills. Business.FOUNDATION LEARNING The Foundation Learning department at Sussex Downs College offers personalised programmes at Entry and Level 1 which address skills gaps whilst challenging learners to achieve their potential. Floristry Health and Social Care. including independent travel training and work experience as appropriate.

and vocational units to maximise students’ employability. provides a framework for the recognition and development of a range of personal and social skills that will assist young people and adults to develop themselves. others will stay for up to 3 years. Functional Skill Level. Some learners will also undertake Entry 1 Functional Skills in Maths. Study Foundation Learning at Level 1 has 3 strandsFunctional Skills in Maths. This will include looking at students prior attainment. and vocational units. personal and social development. commitment and behavioural expectations of the college. includes personal and social development. IT and retail. English and ICT. skills for independent living.FOUNDATION LEARNING DIPLOMA IN VOCATIONAL STUDIES Duration This qualification is for one year. Students will have a holistic assessment to ensure they are on the right Level of course. commitment and behavioural expectations of the college. the Skills for Working Life Diploma. 43 FOUNDATION LEARNING PERSONAL PROGRESS Duration Dependent on destination . Entry Requirements There are no formal qualifications needed. The main qualification is the Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies which allows learners to study several units within vocational areas. Functional Skill Level. Entry Requirements There are no formal qualifications needed. however we will be looking for a Functional Skill profile one Level below the Level of the main qualification.some learners on this pre entry/Entry 1 provision will progress after one academic year. but prospective students will need to demonstrate through interview that they can manage the attendance. Study Foundation Learning at Entry 2 and 3 has 3 strands . catering and hospitality. . English and ICT. These vocational units could include horticulture. and ability to manage the attendance. amongst others. the Personal Progress Diploma. The main qualification. This will include looking at student’s prior attainment. and ability to manage the attendance. Study The main qualification. commitment and behavioural expectations of the college. their autonomy and prepare for life. and vocational units.Functional Skills in Maths. English and ICT. employment and a positive role in the community. however we will be looking for a Functional Skill profile one Level below the Level of the main qualification. Personal and Social Development. Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed. FOUNDATION LEARNING ENTRY Duration Each Level qualification lasts for 1 year. Students will have a holistic assessment to ensure they are on the right Level of course.

all learners will study the recommended 450 guided learning hours.44 I-PROJECT Duration The programme length can vary from 22 weeks to 36 weeks. i -project inspiring achievement . However. There will be 3 projects running in each area which should complement each other therefore allowing a young person to move flexibly within the provision based upon their learning needs and personalised learning plan. Study The I-Project is a cross college programme: 1. In addition a learner will follow Functional Skills courses in English. maths and ICT and will have the opportunity to sit the relevant test before they progress. Hailsham and Wealden 2. Eastbourne. they will progress onto the main programme and work towards either a Level 1 Award. Each project will comprise of a 2-4 week induction period where the young persons academic and social needs will be assessed before they chose which programme to access. Subsequently. They will be able to receive accreditation for the induction period selecting from a range of core units. Entry Requirements The learner must be aged between 16 and 18 but does not need any qualifications prior to starting the programme. Certificate or Diploma. Lewes and Newhaven.

I study ICT and Maths.” .Name: Thea-May Callingham-Woods Age: 16 Home town: Brighton Previous School: Downs Park School Studying: Entry Life Skills “I came to Sussex Downs College because of the help I get. I have freedom and have made friends here.

The programme will support you in developing a wide range of skills and knowledge and in building your confidence. For many of our students. Others choose to follow a more mixed programme taking 5 GCSEs in a range of different subjects. while improving their skills and qualifications in Maths and English. The programme that you choose to follow will be discussed at interview and is tailored to your career aspirations and interests. the GCSE Plus programme is a year to build a firm base from which to tackle further study and/or employment. Many of our students choose to study one vocational qualification. the equivalent of 2 GCSEs. The course is designed to provide progression onto either a vocational course or an academic Level 3 course.GCSE PLUS PROGRAMME The GCSE Plus Programme provides an opportunity for students over 16 years old to gain or improve GCSE and vocational Level 2 qualifications. .

47 . Entry Requirements You do not need any formal qualifications but you will be required to take diagnostic profiling in English and Maths to ensure that you are ready for a Level 2 programme. regular individual progress review sessions and take part in the college enrichment programme.GCSE PLUS PROGRAMME Duration One year.You will attend weekly group tutorials. An ICT Functional Skills course is provided for all students without a formal ICT qualification. Study You are encouraged to choose one double subject (equivalent to two single GCSEs) and up to a maximum of three other single subjects from the options listed in the subject sections of this prospectus. and you will be entered for either a Level 1 or a Level 2 qualification depending on your abilities and experience. The tests will be followed by an interview to determine your suitability for the course and to discuss subject options.

we will prepare you for a career in one of the most creative and rewarding vocational areas. Through our links with industry leaders such as Goldwell and Dermologica.HAIRDRESSING AND BEAUTY THERAPIES For a really exciting career look no further than our range of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy courses. . our excellent facilities in our professional salons and the opportunity to work with real clients on a daily basis.

Study The Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies will develop creativity and skills. reception duties. retailing. eye treatments.e. Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above. styling. reception duties. electrical therapy. styling make-up for catwalk shows or even teaching others what you have learnt! 49 HAIR AND BEAUTY ADVANCED DIPLOMA Duration Two years full time. background theory and design. Study Practical hairdressing. Entry Requirements You should have three GCSE passes at grade C or above. nail treatments. . makeup. Study Our Hair and Beauty Diploma covers more than just the basics. including all aspects of modern hairdressing. BEAUTY AND THEATRICAL MAKEUP STUDIES Duration Two years full time.BEAUTY THERAPY STUDIES Duration Two years full time. waxing. beauty studies.You will also undertake work placement in an approved situation. you could find yourself running your own hair salon. facial care. including facials. i. body massage. manicure and eye treatments. theatrical make-up. curling. HAIR AND BEAUTY HIGHER DIPLOMA Duration One year full time. Students will also need to research and evaluate the effectiveness of general management and business skills. electrolysis and aromatherapy using blended oils. cutting. make-up. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. use of salon IT. preparing students for work in a business environment. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths and English at grade C or above. Study Use of Salon IT. The course also explores product manufacture in spa and business environments and the positive effects marketing and sales can have on this. encouraging originality and allowing experimentation with products. HAIR. business location and design and event management. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. colouring. Customer service and communication skills will be developed to a high Level through all aspects of this course. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grades D-E to include English and Maths at grade D or above.

service and product promotion. background theory and design. qualifications and individual experience. Study Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2: you will be employed at a salon for four days a week and attend College for one day a week. creative total looks and promotional work. use of IT in the salon. .50 HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIP AND ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Duration Completion of an Apprenticeship will be dependant on experience.You will also study Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1. including colouring. These requirements are subject to change. reception duties. but can be completed within 15 months. Advanced Apprentices: Successful completion of Hairdressing NVQ Level 2. GCSE grades C in English and C in Maths with current employment in a hairdressing salon. Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3: for those who have already completed NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and are currently working in a hairdressing salon and wish to develop their skills further. we will discuss this with you at your interview. An Advanced Apprenticeship may take up to 21 months depending on existing skills. alongside Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2 and employment rights and responsibilities. Apprentices: GCSE grades D in English and D in Maths with current employment in a hairdressing salon. The course covers practical hairdressing. employment rights and responsibilities. Entry Requirements We would expect that you are able to demonstrate an interest in hairdressing along with a confidence of working with the public. Written work is included as a way of self development and exploration of the hairdressing industry. The course includes: fashion colouring. advanced cutting.

” . At your interview ask all the questions you need to.Name: Danni Levett Age: 17 Home town: Uckfield Previous School: Uckfield Community Technology College Studying: Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 “The superb reputation for my course led me to Sussex Downs College. Look at all the information available and make sure you come to the open evenings.The wider facilities are also great. I use the nursery.

exploring ancient minds in Classical Civilisation or how we work together in today’s communities in Government and Politics. the Humanities team will introduce you to new and unexpected worlds of possibility. it is no surprise that so many students choose to include at least one Humanities subject in their programme of studies.HUMANITIES With our highly qualified and expert staff. Religious Studies or Philosophy. friendly and enjoyable learning styles and the opportunity to develop new and exciting ideas. Whether in History. .

Unit 2: The Reformation in Europe 1500-1564. The Reign of Elizabeth I 1558-16032. If you continue to A Level in year two you will study a further two units which are likely to be: Roman Britain (where you will study the literary and archaeological evidence for the conquest and Romanisation of Britain) and Comic Drama in the Ancient World (where you will analyse a selection of plays by Aristophanes. Unit 2: Aspects of Stuart Britain 1603-1714 (Coursework). At AS Level. Entry Requirements A Grade C in English Language GCSE or equivalent would be considered to be a minimum expectation as there is a considerable amount of textual analysis in the course. Study The key to this subject is study of the underlying concepts and arguments of policies and issues. Entry Requirements Standard requirements for A Levels. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. Menander and Plautus). The A2 programme will consist of the following units: 1. Study The AS programme will follow the Early Modern options on the AQA syllabus and will consist of the following examined units: 1. Thucydides and Plutarch). 53 HISTORY (MEDIEVAL/EARLY MODERN) AS AND A2 Duration One year for the AS qualification. Students should have a deep interest in all aspects of the Classical world including its archaeology and literature. At A2 the theme is the political processes and institutions of the USA. an additional year to complete A2. Entry Requirements A C grade at English GCSE is essential in addition to the College standard GCSE requirements for A Levels. At AS Level you will study two units from a range of topics which are likely to be: Archaeology and the Classical World (in which you will study the principles and methods of archaeology and the archaeological evidence from major Mycenaean sites). Study The course concentrates on the literary and archaeological evidence for aspects of Greek and Roman civilisation. . Greek Historians (in which you will study literary extracts from the works of Herodotus. The Church in England: Struggle for Supremacy 1529-472. The course provides a broad-based background in political theory and practice and will develop skills in analysing and evaluating the current political scene.CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AS AND A2 Duration One year for the AS followed by a further year to complete A Level. GCSE English Language at C is essential. study involves examining how people participate in the British political process and the key institutions of the UK.

the coherence of ideas of the soul. PHILOSOPHY AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. Knowledge of the External World and The Value of Art. developing higher Level skills in discussion of issues such as the afterlife. Study The Modern History course explores contrasting themes of freedom and oppression. heaven and hell. Entry Requirements There are no subject specific entry qualifications but at least Grade C in GCSE English Language is desirable. Throughout the course there is the connecting issue of evil. and then studies arguments for and against the existence of God (including challenges from modern science) and various ethical theories with particular reference to medical and other applied issues such as war and peace and business morality issues. miracles. Level the following modules will be offered: Moral Philosophy. Modules offered at AS Level will be: Reason And Experience. Philosophy of Religion. A2 builds on AS work. Entry Requirements GCSE English at Grade C is essential. Study involves much discussion and the opportunity to explore new and exciting concepts. There is no requirement to have any particular religious belief or to have studied the subject before. Why Should I Be Moral?. Topics include the Civil Rights struggle in the USA. religious experience and religious language. Mao’s China (1949-76) and the changing position of women in Britain (1860-1930)at AS. with B preferred. The ability to think critically and the desire to develop new skills are the most important prerequisites. and 20th century Germany (1900-45) and aspects of 19th and 20th century Russia (1855-1964) at A2. Discussion and study are open-minded. RELIGIOUS STUDIES AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. and is designed to develop critical and intellectual skills as well as knowledge and understanding of major philosophical issues. At A2 .54 HISTORY (MODERN) AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete the A2. Study The subject concerns the study of ideas. and Descartes Meditations as a Set Text. this is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. this is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Study The AS Level concentrates on the notions such as the soul and God and eternal life in Greek and Jewish thought. Ethical studies concentrate on the notions of conscience and free will. meta-ethics and Virtue Ethics. Entry Requirements GCSE English Language at C is essential.

good teachers and easy to get to. I’m off to university. I have accepted a place at Exeter and Nottingham Trent to study philosophy.” . English Literature.Name: Jamie Cawthra Age: 17 Home town: Burgess Hill Previous School: Chailey School Studying: Philosophy. Music Technology A2 Level “The place has got a good atmosphere.

Our learners examine the potential for technology in organisations and for a range of business and creative functions. Our BTEC courses offer an opportunity to study up to date changes in the way Information Technology shapes our modern world. A Level Computing teaches about programming and the internal operation of the computer.INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Information Technology is crucial to the development of our society. . All our courses are practical and experiential and are designed to appeal to learners who want explore Information technology as a tool as well as to find a deeper understanding of the virtual world. We offer a range of courses dealing with some of the most exciting aspects of computer technologies. A Level ICT focuses on the production and management of information and the study of computers from a user’s point of view. These courses encourage students to find and develop technical solutions to business problems and life’s challenges.

Study These courses are available for students wishing to study an AS equivalent. Project work will enable you to further develop your own passion for this everchanging and cutting-edge subject. These courses are aimed at students who wish to study a practical and business focussed contemporary information technology course. Web Development. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS followed by a second year for the A Level. Study The course is divided into four units.COMPUTING AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level followed by a further year to complete A Level. you will study two units in your first year to form the AS Level. Some previous experience of IT is clearly useful though not necessary. International students should have a minimum IELTS score of 6 (or equivalent). The course is also available to adult and international students. you will need a minimum of grade C in both GCSE English and Mathematics. The ability to meet coursework deadlines is vital and you will probably find this easier if you have access to a computer at home. This course is also available to adults and international students. Entry Requirements In addition to the general College requirements.You need not have studied ICT before but you need to be enthusiastic about computing and especially programming. A good pass (C average) at AS Level will be required to progress to the second year. Entry Requirements You should have grade C or above in GCSE English and a B in GCSE Mathematics. The exciting new specification introduces a fresh approach.Your focus throughout the two years will be on the study of programming.You will then take a further two units in your second year to complete the A Level. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Knowledge of a programming language is desirable. 57 IT BTEC CERTIFICATE / SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration One to two years. . shifting the emphasis towards computer science and computation. Database Design. You will work on regular practical projects that require Levels of organisation and management. problem solving and mathematical and logical concepts. The ability to master a challenging technical vocabulary in order to interpret and answer the exam questions will be needed. Web Server Scripting. Study Computing is a technical and specialist subject which requires you to work in command line interfaces. Practical work will cover data processing through spreadsheets and databases and data representation through print and online processes. a full A Level or double A-Level in IT. Communication and Employability Skills and Computer Systems. The courses focus on Internet Applications.

Study This course is intended to be of interest to learners who wish to develop their understanding of Information Technology and its uses. . This course is the equivalent to one GCSE. This course is the equivalent of one GCSE and fits into a program of varied Level 2 study for students who wish to develop their IT learning for further study or for the workplace. Entry Requirements Standard college entry requirements for the GCSE plus programme.58 IT BTEC CERTIFICATE Duration One year.

ICT and English “Lewes 6th Form College is so different to other colleges.” . and has a relaxed atmosphere with enjoyable lessons. it will open your eyes to new things. Mathematics.Name: Hope Whitchurch Age: 17 Home town: Worthing Previous School: Shoreham College Studying: Advanced Creative and Media Diploma with Functional Skills.

Our foreign language courses will develop your ability to succeed in your chosen language. German and Spanish are available as part of the full-time programme consisting of three lessons per week plus a session with a foreign language assistant.LANGUAGES Exciting opportunities exist to live and work abroad if you can communicate well in other languages. They will also help you to understand authentic written and spoken material. GCSE is available in French and Spanish. AS and A Level French. .

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN FRENCH. and two skills for Chinese: Listening and Speaking. The course consists of one lesson per week. 61 MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN SPANISH AND CHINESE NVQ Duration One year. Travel and Tourism. Entry Requirements For GCSE Spanish. Study In the AS units you cover a range of topics under the following headings:Youth Culture and Concerns. Reading and Writing. GERMAN OR SPANISH AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS and a further year to complete the A Level in one of the following languages: French. Traditions. Education and Employment. Literature and the Arts. Beliefs and Religions. Students are normally entered for the Higher Tier examinations. Adult Education class.You will have the opportunity to participate in visits aboard. National and International Events. Travel and Tourism. Entry Requirements As well as the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. you may start as a beginner provided you have successfully studied another foreign language at GCSE or can demonstrate an aptitude for language learning. These are practical courses. most of the work for the qualification is carried out in lesson time. reading and writing skills in a range of contexts including the areas of Sport and Leisure. Lifestyle. but an enthusiasm for communicating with other people is essential. listening. through study at school or an . Education and Work. German or Spanish. The second year (A2) builds on the foundations laid at AS Level and the topics are extended to include Customs. Environmental Issues. Speaking. which aim to develop speaking. Health and Fitness. Future plans. These courses are also available to adults and international students.You will also learn to give directions and ask the way to various destinations. making a reservation for a hotel and dealing with travel and accommodation arrangements for tourists. Study You can take a language at GCSE in French or Spanish. Entry Requirements The NVQ Level 1 course is suitable for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. For GCSE in French you must have some knowledge of the subject. you need at least a grade B in the GCSE of your chosen language. MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN FRENCH AND SPANISH GCSE Duration One year. At the end of the course you will generally achieve a qualification in four skills for Spanish: Listening.You will learn how to communicate in the chosen language in order to carry out everyday transactions such as ordering food and drink in a bar or restaurant. Study You can take the NVQ Level 1 in either Spanish or Chinese.

the media play an increasingly important and influential role in all our lives. On all courses you will benefit from expert staff and excellent facilities. advertising. the Web. analyse and debate the role of the media. On our vocational courses you can gain practical production skills in Video or Interactive media. . On our A-Levels you can explore. . . This College has always been a pioneer in developing programmes which respond to this and you can choose from a wide range of media courses. . . . functions and effects. .TV. . .MEDIA AND I-MEDIA Film.

Students will gain hands on experience in pre-production planning. drama and documentary. Study The AS course. It questions our understanding of contemporary culture and how we analyse cultural texts. self presentation and group identity. music video production. stop motion and digital animation.You should have a realistic enthusiasm for video production. five hours a week. and a willingness to work as part of a team and independently. Unit 1 examines theories of communication including non verbal communication. technology and discourse. You would learn about camerawork. . These include. Entry Requirements In addition to the general College entry requirements. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. ideology. Entry Requirements Standard college requirement but a grade C must be achieved in GCSE English Language and a grade D in GCSE Mathematics. Study This course is centred on students developing production skills across a range of media. setting up and operating production equipment and in post production editing. graffiti and subcultures. CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (FILM AND TV) BTEC DIPLOMA Duration Two years but students will have the opportunity to gain a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level equivalent) after one year. Unit 2 explores these themes with reference to case studies including popular music.COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. short film making. Entry Requirements A minimum of GCSE grade C in English Language. advertising and documentary making. you will need to have at least a grade C in GCSE English language and a grade D in GCSE Maths. The A2 course. editing and all aspects of film/TV production using digital technology. narrative. Unit 3 involves debating theoretical perspectives and exploring cultural rituals through topics including fictions (fairytales and films) and the constructed environment (in real and virtual worlds). Study The course is based around practical and creative skills development in the fields of film and TV. Unit 4 will allow you to explore a site of investigation where you can engage with and apply key concepts. mode of address. animation. Areas of work might include advertising. 63 CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (TELEVISION AND FILM) BTEC NATIONAL SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration Two years.

design. We also consider narrative. design.You will be expected to take an AS/A2 in another subject or a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma alongside iMedia. INTERACTIVE MEDIA (IMEDIA) BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration Two years. In the A2 we concentrate more on looking at various alternative forms of film from different countries and periods. photography or media. and other aspects of the ways meanings are produced in films. At interview will be expected to show evidence creative work. We will look at camera and editing techniques. Study iMedia BTEC Diploma (formerly known as BTEC National Certificate) enables you to develop the creative design and technical software skills you need to produce digital and new media content such as web sites and DVDs. design. web design with Dreamweaver.You can claim a Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at the end of year one. for the written exam. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. 10 hours a week.64 FILM STUDIES AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. video effects with Motion and DVD authoring using DVD Studio Pro. which can be from art. web animation using Flash.You should also have good IT skills. You can claim a Level 3 BTEC Certificate at the end of year one. some design flair and a genuine interest in using computers as a creative tool. You should also have good IT skills. This includes creative course work such as screenplay writing as well as a research project into an individual director. acting. Study In the AS we study how popular British and American films are put together and understood by their audiences. creative tool. INTERACTIVE MEDIA (IMEDIA) BTEC DIPLOMA Duration Two years.You will cover digital image manipulation using Photoshop. to achieve the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma. At interview will be expected to show evidence creative work. The BTEC Diploma in Interactive Media (iMedia) is a course that straddles technology. photography or media. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths and English at grade C or above. industry practice and design. of a single film. This is a practical course is equivalent to two A Levels. genre and the workings of the film industry. digital video with Final Cut Pro. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths and English at grade C or above. There is also a close study. which can be from art. to achieve the Level 3 BTEC Diploma. some design flair and a genuine interest in using computers as a . This practical work will be backed up by research into how the digital media industry operates and how to work creatively to fulfil a client brief. The exam also involves a detailed study of documentary film. Entry Requirements At least Grade C in English GCSE. 5 hours a week.

You will undertake coursework which will include the preparation of magazine covers and pages and will require you to acquire skills in desk top publishing and digital photography. music videos and adverts.You will cover digital image manipulation using Photoshop. CREATIVE MEDIA BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE Duration One year. This course will provide you with enhanced analytical and research skills and a better understanding of the media saturated society we live in. a dvd digipak and a print advert. The focus this year will be on magazines. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Entry Requirements At least grade C in English GCSE. This practical work will be backed up by research into how the digital media industry operates and how to work creatively to fulfil a client brief. industry practice and design.You will develop production skills and techniques relevant to moving image products from initial planning through to editing and have the opportunity to work on a range of video projects including trailers. Also. how they engage audiences and represent social ideas and beliefs. There will be one end of year exam that assesses your understanding of modules on the music industry and television drama. The A2 course will also include a module on youth and collective identity. This is a course that straddles technology.Study iMedia BTEC Subsidiary Diploma enables you to develop the creative design and technical software skills you need to produce digital and new media content such as web sites and animations. Entry Requirements You will need to meet the requirements of a literacy and numeracy assessment. relevant to eventual employment in the media industry. web design with Dreamweaver and web animation using Flash. Media. This course forms part of the GCSE plus programme. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. The course is also designed to lead onto further study at Level 3. Study In the AS we look at a range of media forms. iMedia can be taken alongside a broad range of subjects but it combines well with Art.You will be expected to take a programme of AS/A2s in other subjects or a double award course such as a BTEC Diploma or a Double Applied A Level. The iMedia BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A Level. We analyse the way these are constructed. 65 MEDIA STUDIES AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. the music industry and television drama. In the A2 year coursework continues and will include the production of a music video. the iMedia Subsidiary Diploma can be taken as your Additional Learning within the Creative and Media Diploma programmes. ICT and Computing. Photography. Study The First Certificate in Media is designed to help you gain knowledge and occupational skills .

PERFORMING ARTS Lewes 6th Form College has a long established and unique reputation for the Performing Arts. as well as an infectious enthusiasm and passion for their subject. Our purpose-built Performing Arts Centre is a busy and exciting environment. This is reflected in the continuing excellent achievements of our students. This status recognised our commitment to innovative and excellent teaching and learning. In our vibrant and creative department we constantly seek not only to maintain. where you are able to explore the challenges that will face you in the 21st century. and their high rates of progression into Higher Education and the Industry. Our staff have a wide range of vocational experience and academic knowledge. and to acquire and improve the learning and skills that you will need to succeed. which are amongst the best in the country. . and improve ideas and standards. It was one of the first Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Industries in the UK. but to develop.

The course also explores anatomy and physiology and dance analysis which will provide you with a solid understanding of the theory and practice of contemporary dance. A2 Content:You will work in a small group to create a devised performance and you will evaluate this in your coursework. . Entry Requirements Grade B or above in GCSE Dance or Grade 5 in private dance school exams or equivalent. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Study This pre-professional vocational dance training course will help you to build your skills in a range of different dance styles. Study The course will help you develop your performance and textual analysis skills.You will also be required to attend and pass a practical and competitive audition which will allow you demonstrate your skills in dance performance. AS Content:You will practically explore and analyse two play texts. For students interested in a career in dance the Diploma course works as an excellent companion to the A Level dance programme. For students interested in a career in dance this course works as an excellent companion to the BTEC National Award in Dance. 67 DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A2 Level.You will also perform either a monologue or duologue. DANCE AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level.DANCE BTEC CERTIFICATE/ SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration One year for Certificate Level and a further year to complete the Subsidiary Level. Entry Requirements A-C in English or Drama. The course consists of six different units over two years which will provide you with a wide range of different dance performance opportunities and experiences. and will have the opportunity to perform or use your design skills in a theatre production.You will study two plays from the viewpoint of a director. Study This contemporary dance course will help you build your practical skills in both dance technique and choreography. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Entry Requirements You must demonstrate a real ability and commitment to dance training and have achieved a Grade B or above in GCSE dance or grade 5 in private dance school exams or the equivalent.

Teaching AS/A2 Music through practical involvement is central to the ESAM approach.Take an improvisation test. Potential is the deciding factor here. it would normally be expected that students should have obtained GCSE Music at grade A*. Grade 5 theory is not essential but would be an advantage. Where a candidate has not been provided with the opportunity to take GCSE Music. A broad spectrum of musical styles is studied including both classical and popular styles. the better. Entry Requirements The ability to play or sing to grade 5 standard or above. other qualifications and recommendations will be taken into account An audition at which performance of a solo piece is required as well as some other short musical tests. . A good working knowledge of musical theory. it is very important to emphasise that the single most important factor we are looking for is potential coupled with a real passion for music in all its forms.Play/sing an own choice solo on one or more instruments/voice. .PRE PROFESSIONAL (EAST SUSSEX ACADEMY OF MUSIC) Duration Two years. Where GCSE has been offered to a student in a school. Entry Requirements There is an audition to gain entry onto the course. The ability to read standard staff notation in treble and bass clefs.Learn and perform a quick study solo. All AS/A2 students are expected . we will send you a specifically music application form and inform you about your audition date. Study This course provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills and their knowledge relating to performing and composing as well as musical history and musical analysis. . Once the college have passed your application form to us at ESAM. Applications are made via Lewes 6th Form College (Sussex Downs College) clearly marking Pre-Professional Music in addition to AS/A2 Music on the application form. . Early application is advised. because we are looking for potential.68 MUSIC . MUSIC AS AND A2 (EAST SUSSEX ACADEMY OF MUSIC) Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. However. but at audition. It is not a requirement to play/ sing additional instruments or voices. applicants should be grade 6 standard or above on their main instrument/ voice (although. A or B. The Diploma requirements form the basis of the Wednesday afternoon performance activities and of the Pre-Professional enhancement sessions on Monday and Thursday mornings. Auditions are generally held from January until June.Sit a listening and Music Theory Test. Applicants will be asked to: .Participate in a formal interview. including a theory test. we will consider applications from students who are of a lower current grade on their merit). the more skills that applicants can demonstrate. Study All Pre-Professional Students are entered for the NOCN Certificate in Progression (Level 3). As a rough guide. Candidates obtaining grade C will be considered on individual merit.

I love performing and enjoyed the whole showcase experience!” . Performing Arts BTEC. the riverdance and my solo in particular. I really enjoyed taking part in our Easter Dance Showcase.Name: Charlotte Summers Age: 16 Home town: Brighton Previous School: Newlands School Studying: Dance BTEC. Dance AS and Spanish “My course involves theory. technique and choreography.

Study This is a busy.70 to perform in the various ensembles (Choir. and at A2. At A2. You will also need to pass an audition. there is a special focus on film and TV music. In addition students learn about recording techniques.You will also need to provide evidence of previous experience. A basic ability to play one handed on a piano style keyboard whilst reading from musical notation. Year two content:You will develop as a solo performer and also continue to build on and improve the performances skills and styles you have studied in your first year. Orchestra. two year vocational programme based in the purpose built Performing Arts Centre. Year one content:You will study the training and rehearsal techniques needed to develop and improve your skills and knowledge. or an equivalent relevant musical qualification. GCSE Music is an advantage. Practical grade exams and Grade 5 Theory are an advantage. which could include. as you work towards your own music project. Entry Requirements In addition to the standard college entry requirements for this programme you must have achieved a grade C or above in Drama or Music GCSE. and Concert Wind Band) as this is used for coursework assessment. and your performance technique. . and demonstrate a passion and interest in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Industries. A genuine interest in a broad range of musical styles and idioms. All these skills are also put to use to develop arranging skills at AS. Entry Requirements The ability to read traditional staff notation in treble and bass clefs. Study This course allows students to develop musical and technological skills together with knowledge in a range of areas including the use of MIDI based computer programmes for sequencing (Cubase SX) and for score-writing (Sibelius 3). PERFORMING ARTS (MUSICAL THEATRE AND POPULAR MUSIC) BTEC CERTIFICATE / SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration One year for the Certificate and a further year to complete the Subsidiary Diploma. The ability to play a musical instrument. The course is designed and structured around the development of your creative music performance skills and their application to the creation of specific projects. and take part in the planning and production of practical performance projects. for example. working practically to create your own performances.You will explore the genres of musical theatre and popular music. a Distinction in Performing Arts BTEC First qualification. exciting. composing skills. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AS AND A2 (EAST SUSSEX ACADEMY OF MUSIC) Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. including microphone placement and mixing.

Study The course has a stimulating and involving programme. which could include. 71 PERFORMING ARTS BTEC CERTIFICATE / SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration 1 year for the Certificate (AS) and a further year to complete the Subsidiary Diploma (A2).You will also need to provide evidence of previous experience. Skills in performance are enhanced and developed through a number of practical projects. which could include.equivalent to 2 GCSEs. Entry Requirements In addition to the standard college entry requirements for this programme you must have achieved a grade C or above in Drama or Dance GCSE.PERFORMING ARTS BTEC DIPLOMA / SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration One year to complete the Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level) and a further year to complete the full Diploma (2 A Levels). for example. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of acting. a Distinction in a Performing Arts BTEC First qualification. Entry Requirements In addition to the standard college entry requirements for this programme you will need to meet the requirements of a literacy and numeracy assessment. and demonstrate a passion and interest in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Industries. PERFORMING ARTS BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE Duration One year . and demonstrate a passion and interest in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Industries . rehearsal and performance. Study This is a busy. or an equivalent relevant qualification. Year 1 content: This can include street theatre inspired by Commedia Dell Arte. exciting and performance centred course based in the purpose built Performing Arts Centre. Study The course is designed to be as practical as possible and is delivered through workshops. a Distinction in a BTEC First Performing Arts.You will also need to provide evidence of previous experience. or an equivalent relevant qualification. It is structured around the creation of specific projects and the development of your vocational skills. acting workshops in different performance styles and variety cabaret. and demonstrate a passion and interest in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Industries. ensemble and individual activities. Entry Requirements In addition to the standard college entry requirements for this programme you must have achieved a grade C or above in Drama or Dance GCSE.You will also need to provide evidence of previous experience. which complements a wide number of other subjects on the curriculum. movement and vocal performance and be encouraged to develop skills that will increase confidence and develop an understanding of the realities of working in the entertainment industry. for example.

It is a Stage Management and Technical Theatre course structured around the creation. PRODUCTION ARTS (STAGE MANAGEMENT) BTEC CERTIFICATE/ SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration One year to complete the Certificate (AS) and a further year to complete the Subsidiary Diploma (A2). and demonstrate a passion and interest in the production and technicalities of Performing Arts. Entry Requirements In addition to the standard College entry requirements for this programme you should have achieved a grade C or above in Drama or another appropriate GCSE such as Art or D&T. Performances that you may work on . or an equivalent relevant qualification.You will research the cultural and historical background of the performing arts. which could include. There are also opportunities to explore the various technical and backstage aspects of performing arts.You will also need to provide evidence of previous experience. production and support of specific projects and the development of your vocational skills. dance performances. include pantomime performances and tours. vocational theatre projects which are toured to local schools and the wider community and a wide range of original innovative performance projects. contemporary and classical plays performed in the college theatre and at major external professional and commercial venues. exciting and performance centred course based in the purpose built Performing Arts Centre. Study This is a busy. for example. as well as exploring vocational opportunities.72 Year 2 content: This can include performances of Shakespeare at an external venue and a final performance project in the College studio theatre. a Distinction in a Performing Arts BTEC First.

It has a nice atmosphere and I really enjoy all of my courses as the teachers are helpful and I have made many new friends.This is the College of choice for Performing Arts.Name: Ruby Pringle Age: 17 Home town: Rye Previous School: St Richard’s Catholic College Studying: Dance AS Level.” . Performing Arts and Dance BTEC with Enrichment Dance “Lewes has a really good reputation for Dance which is why I came here and why I am prepared to travel.

giving you an understanding of how they operate and the opportunities open to you. Fire or Ambulance) the Prison Service. Our popular Public Services programme will prepare you for a career in many branches of the uniformed services. Navy or Royal Air Force) or the emergency services (Police. or Customs and Excise then this is the programme for you. .PUBLIC SERVICES If you are considering a career in the armed forces (Army.

accountability and communication strategies • Promoting and influencing Public Services • Managing Public Health and Well Being • The role of Public Services in community protection. Study Six units involving practical and theoretical subjects: • Employment in the Uniformed Public Services • Public Service Skills • Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services • Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services • Law and its Impact on Society • Expedition Skills in Public Services. promoting and influencing public service • Legislation • People management • Funding Collaborative working. 75 PUBLIC SERVICES HIGHER DIPLOMA Duration One Year.You should be able to demonstrate an interest in a career in the Uniformed Public Services. a commitment to personal fitness and outdoor pursuits as well as an understanding that there will be a manageable amount of academic work. Entry Requirements Five GCSE at grade A*. Study • Finding out about the Public Services • Local Communities • Health and wellbeing • Protecting Communities • Skills to work in public service • Paying for. PUBLIC SERVICES ADVANCED DIPLOMA Duration Two years.C including Maths and English at grade C or above. .PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC DIPLOMA Duration One year. You should also be prepared to take advantage of ‘Look at Life courses and similar schemes as and when they are available. Entry Requirements A minimum requirement of four GCSEs at D grade including English and Maths. Career Development in the Public Services (please note that these are working unit titles at the time of printing and are subject to change by the awarding body EDEXCEL). This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue careers in public sector management. Entry Requirements At least 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English and maths Study • Principal Learning Core Units: • Exploring Public Services • Legislating for Public Services • Community diversity for Public Services • Customers.

You should be able to demonstrate an interest in a career in the Uniformed Public Services. Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at C grade and above including English. Citizenship & Diversity.76 PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration One year . Study You study six units which include Politics. and Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions. Health/Lifestyle. Successful completion of this course means you may progress onto the year two and achieve either the Level 3 BTEC Diploma or the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services. Social Psychology.first year of Public Services Level 3 Extended Diploma. .You should also be prepared to take advantage of ‘Look at Life courses and similar schemes as and when they are available. This is an academic course that also requires a commitment to personal fitness and outdoor pursuits. Leadership & Teamwork.

I want to start my own business in landscape design when I finish education.Name: Dan Murphy Age: 18 Home town: Haywards Heath Previous School: Warden Park School Studying: Public Services “I chose to study at Sussex Downs College because I like it.The course is part practical and training.” . but mainly made up of essays and projects. I like the leadership lessons where we get to take control of the class and teach our own lesson. and they had the course I wanted.

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
We offer one of the widest ranges of advanced level science programmes in the region. Excellent facilities combined with quality teaching make us a natural choice for any student wishing to pursue a career related to biology, chemistry and physics. Mathematics plays a vital role in science, technology, finance and management services. Those students who possess the analytical and numerical skills required for advanced level courses (and beyond) are in demand in all walks of industry and academia.

APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC CERTIFICATE
Duration One year. Entry Requirements An interest in science, appropriate Levels of literacy and numeracy and an ability to organise your own time due to the amount of coursework. Study The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Applied Science is an interesting and practically based course which covers the three main branches of science applied to modern day concerns. The three units are: - Chemistry and Our Earth - Energy and Our Universe - Biology and Our Environment. The methods of delivery include laboratory investigations, theory classes and research.

Study In the first year of your course you will study two AS units, the first of which will introduce basic biological principles through the study of disease, digestion; circulatory and respiratory systems. In your second unit you will be introduced to the variety of living organisms through the study of DNA, inheritance, adaptations and classification. In the first unit of A2 you will learn about the role of organisms in ecosystems and look at how human activities affect ecosystems. In the second unit you will learn how organisms are able to control the activities of cells through the study of the nervous and hormonal systems and gene expression.You will also study uses of DNA technology.

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CHEMISTRY AS AND A LEVEL
Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. Entry Requirements Grade BB in Double science GCSE or grade B in Chemistry GCSE, Grade B in Mathematics GCSE. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Study A good deal of emphasis is placed on practical work, which is integrated with theory at all stages of the course. For AS you will study three units which include structure, bonding and main group chemistry. There will also be an introduction into organic chemistry, energetics, kinetics, equilibrium and industrial chemistry. For A2 these themes are developed to a higher Level in a further three units.

BIOLOGY AS AND A LEVEL
Duration One year for AS Level and further year to complete A Level. Entry Requirements You will need to have achieved the following: Minimum of grade BB (core and additional) in GCSE Science (GCSE Applied Science or GCSE single science is not accepted). If you are taking separate sciences, a minimum of grade B in Biology and B in Chemistry. Grade C is required in Maths and English Language GCSE. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen.

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FSMQ MANAGING MONEY AND MAKING SENSE OF DATA
Duration One year. Entry Requirements Grades G to E GCSE Maths. Study During this course you will study for two separate FSMQ qualifications. Each one has been selected to enable students to develop and apply numeracy and data handling skills to practical situations. There are 6 tasks for each qualification which demonstrate how Mathematics is used in the wider world.

human are adapted to their environment. In the first A2 unit, you will learn how nervous and hormonal coordination systems function to ensure the body works efficiently.You will also study human growth and development, from infancy to adulthood through to effects of aging. In the second unit you will study the role of humans in ecosystems and how human activity influences the environment.

HUMAN HEALTH AND PHYSIOLOGY GCSE
Duration One year. Entry Requirements You will need a general education to GCSE standard with evidence of attainment in external assessment. Basic literacy and numeracy skills are essential. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Study The course covers many aspects of Biology relating to the human body covering three themes: The relationship between Man, other organisms and the environment, Organisation and maintenance of the individual and Reproduction, growth and development.

HUMAN BIOLOGY AS AND A LEVEL
Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. Entry Requirements You will need to have achieved the following: Minimum of grade BB (core and additional) in GCSE Science .If you are taking separate sciences, a minimum of grade B in Biology and B in Chemistry. Grade C in Mathematics and English Language GCSE. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Study In the first year of your course you will study two AS units, the first of which will introduce basic biological principles through the study of disease and healthy lifestyle. In your second unit you will learn about humans - their origins and adaptations through the study of DNA, inheritance, human evolution and how

MATHS GCSE
Duration One year. Entry Requirements Typically the entry requirement is Grade D from a previous Maths GCSE. Students who have achieved grade E may also be accepted

PE.” . Rugby Academy “Lewes 6th Form College is the place to be as the teachers are really focused. Law.Name: Matt Walsh Age: 16 Home town: Haywards Heath Previous School: Oathall Community College Studying: Applied Science. Sociology.

Algebra. Study There are three modules: Module 1 . Grade B in Maths is essential. Study In the first year you will study four core units (pure maths) and three applied units. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Electric and Magnetic Fields and Particle Physics. and you do not need to make a final decision about which programme to take until the second year of the course. MATHS AS AND A LEVEL Duration One year for AS Level and a second year to complete the A Level. Both programmes take two years. Space and Measures. Study At AS Level you will study GCSE topics in greater depth and will meet many new ideas. BB in double science or two separate sciences. Entry Requirements Maths GCSE grade A* or A. AS Level comprises three units: Physics on the go: Mechanics and Materials. especially in modern Physics.Handling Data. A2 comprises the following units: Physics on the move: Further Mechanics. mechanics or decision maths). Students who have no GCSE grade should ask for an interview with the Maths dept and may be asked to sit a short assessment test.Number and Algebra. . one of which should be Physics at GCSE. In the second year you will study three further pure units and three more applied units (A Level Further Maths) or one further pure unit and two more applied units (AS Level Further Maths). Emphasis is placed on practical work through which you will develop experimental skills and techniques. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Electricity and the Nature of light. Module 3 . Entry Requirements Maths GCSE Grade B. At A2 Level you will study higher Level topics. Physics MATHS (DOUBLE AWARD) A LEVEL Duration You can do one of two programmes: A Level in Mathematics and Further Mathematics or A Level Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics.82 after a short interview with a member of the Maths department. Module 5 . Physics at work: Waves. Study In each year you will study two core units (pure maths) and one unit of your chosen applied option (chosen from statistics. Entry Requirements You need to have achieved the following. Shape. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Exploring Physics: An experiment based on a physics case study. PHYSICS AS AND A LEVEL Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level.

forensics and in industry. Astrophysics and Cosmology. physical and chemical sciences. Study Students studying for the Level 3 BTEC Certificate and Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma. There is some flexibility in these entry requirements to take account of special circumstances as we regard commitment to the course of paramount importance.You will also find out how science is used in industry and its uses in everyday life. You will be expected to develop further your practical skills throughout the course. Mathematics and Double Science. Entry Requirements You will need a general education to GCSE standard with evidence of attainment in external assessment. The course content reflects how science is used in the science sector and adopts a ‘hands-on’ vocational approach to scientific training. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Students are required to take part in all aspects of practical work. industrial visits and fieldwork (where required). The L3 BTEC Certificate will comprise three units studied in year one and three further units in year two. Study The Science award (2 GCSE’s) is made up of a balanced programme delivered through three related units covering Physics. Basic literacy and numeracy skills are essential. . Experimental Physics:You will plan. In addition to this you will also have the chance to investigate how science is used in medicine and healthcare.from Creation to Collapse: Thermal Physics and Oscillations. Chemistry and Biology.You will be given the opportunity to develop a practical approach to scientific investigation and an understanding of the underlying theory. The final Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is an equivalent qualification to one A Level. Entry Requirements Students are required to have gained GCSE passes at C grade or above in English. study a balanced programme of scientific disciplines drawn from the biological. APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC CERTIFICATE AND BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration Two years to complete the Level 3 BTEC Certificate and the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Alternatively students having successfully completed a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate (First Certificate) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma (First Diploma) at a Pass grade or above in Applied Science are also welcomed to apply. carry out and evaluate your own experiment. 83 SCIENCE GCSE (DOUBLE AWARD) Duration One year.You will also get the chance to attend student conferences and lectures and visit a university physics department and other visits such as the JET Nuclear Fusion Facility. Nuclear Decay.

Study Students studying for the BTEC National Award and Certificate study a balanced programme of scientific disciplines drawn from the biological. industrial visits and fieldwork (where required). physical and chemical sciences. Alternatively students having successfully completed a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate (First Certificate) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma (First Diploma) at a Pass grade or above in Applied Science are also welcomed to apply. The Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma comprises six units studied in year one and six further units in year two. In addition to this you will also have the chance to investigate how science is used in medicine and healthcare. Mathematics and Double Science. forensics and in industry.84 APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA AND BTEC DIPLOMA Duration Two years to complete the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and the Level 3 BTEC Diploma. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. The final Level 3 BTEC Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels. . Students are required to take part in all aspects of practical work. Entry Requirements Students are required to have gained GCSE passes at C grade or above in English. The course content reflects how science is used in the science sector and adopts a ‘handson’ vocational approach to scientific training. There is some flexibility in these entry requirements to take account of special circumstances as we regard commitment to the course of paramount importance.

Name: Joe McCullough Age: 16 Home town: Peacehaven Previous School: Peacehaven Community School Studying: Mathematics. English Language.” . Double Science GCSE “I want to study Forensic Science at university and I feel the environment for learning at Lewes 6th Form College will help me achieve my ambition.

offering explanations for the diversity of human ability and expression. the class system and education. Psychologists study both group behaviour and individual difference. Sociologists explore types of society and social constructs including the family.SOCIAL SCIENCES Sociologists and psychologists study human behaviour and how the culture of a society is learned from different perspectives. religion. .

Sociology is becoming increasing popular and is one of the most innovative. Entry Requirements It is essential that you have at least a grade C in English. although a good command of English would be useful.Various explanations for the causes and treatment of disorders are considered. Entry Requirements There are no formal qualifications required . Study Sociology involves the analysis of a wide range of social issues. The second year includes forensic psychology which explores the criminal mind and finds out how psychologists help in police investigations by creating offender profiles and promoting effective interview techniques. sexist or stereotyped opinions that still exist in society. Entry Requirements English Language GCSE. SOCIOLOGY GCSE Duration One year. Study In the AS Level course the focus is on developing an understanding of the methods used by psychologists and exploring the five main psychological approaches. Mathematics GCSE and a Science GCSE. This involves the study of 15 groundbreaking studies which aim to answer a wide range of questions. The subject will encourage you to contribute ideas and suggestions to class discussions and also learn classic sociological thought and theory. For example: Is it possible to teach language to a chimpanzee? Would you electrocute a stranger if told to do so by an authority figure? You are also required to carry out your own scientific research and will learn how to use statistical tests to analyse your results. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. The course requires and encourages you to develop a critical view of the world we live in and question some of the racist. Study The following topics are covered: • What is sociology? • Family Education • Social Differentiation • Social Control and Deviance. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the programme you have chosen.PSYCHOLOGY AS AND A LEVEL Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. Health and clinical psychology studies disorders such as phobia. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. invigorating and interesting subjects to study. 87 SOCIOLOGY AS AND A LEVEL Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. schizophrenia and depression.

a growth area for employment opportunities associated with the hosting of the 2012 Games in London.At Lewes 6th Form College you will not have to choose between devoting yourself to either an academic or sporting future: you can have both! We offer a range of specialist sport programmes where you can combine your academic studies with a high standard of coaching in a range of sports. Studying at Lewes 6th Form College can prepare you for a career path in either physical education. sports science or the sports industry . SPORT .

Entry Requirements Standard College entry requirements. ages and abilities. Unit six: understanding fitness and emergency situations in sport. but to include a grade C at both English and a Science module. Study Learn to lead groups of people in sport from varying backgrounds. Practical performance in two activities is assessed continuously and represents 35% of the overall mark. Entry Requirements In line with standard college entry criteria. Skill Acquisition and Socio-cultural Studies in PE/Sport. HIGHER SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD (HSLA) Duration One year. sport leadership in the community. There are both practical and theoretical modes of study culminating in a ten hour minimum voluntary leadership placement. Unit one: introduction to sport leadership. Unit two: . showing your potential for progression to the higher Level. Unit four: principles and practice for people with a disability in sport. Know Your Friends and First Aid. Entry Requirements You need to have completed the Community Sport Leadership Award and attend an assessment day.You will learn how to plan. GCSE PE is desirable but not essential.COMMUNITY SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD (CSLA) Duration One year. These units are studied in year one (AS Level). Study The subject is made up of several elements: Theoretical aspects include Anatomy and Physiology. Unit eight: demonstration of higher sport leadership skills. however this is not essential. The following units are studied: Organisational Skills.You should also be able to analyse strengths and weaknesses in performance.You will complete a total of 30 hours community work with children.You will also have the opportunity to achieve your Level 1 Young Netball Organiser Award and a First Aid Certificate.You may have achieved the Junior Sport Leadership Award. Safety in Sport. conduct and evaluate a sports session as well as how to umpire and referee different sports. 89 PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A2. Practical performance is an integral part of the course and you should be actively involved in sport either in or outside of school/college. Unit three: principles and practice for children in sport. Unit nine: organising and running a sport event. the elderly and people who have a disability. Study You will complete eight units of study about sport leadership.

90 SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE ADVANCED DIPLOMA Duration Two years.You will be expected to attend for an assessment day as part of the interview process to gain an understanding of the course and assess your suitability. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include Maths and English at grade C or above. 8 Key Areas of Study: • Measuring an Active and Healthy Lifestyle • Managing and Promoting Participation • Applying Science to Sport and Exercise • The Uniqueness of Sport and Leisure • Business around the Sector • Politics in Sport • Developing Social Cohesion through Sport/Leisure • Ensuring Opportunities for all. Study Advanced Diplomas. Study Principal Learning (core units): • Positive Lifestyle Choices and Sport and Active Leisure • Encouraging Participation in Sport and Active Leisure • Science in Sport and Exercise • Working in Sport and Active Leisure industry • Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry SPORT BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA Duration One year. Practical Sport. SPORT BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN SPORT Duration One year. Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Injury in Sport. • • Media on Sport and Active Leisure Access for all in Sport and Active Leisure. SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE HIGHER DIPLOMA Duration One year. Additionally. This must include English. . Entry Requirements The course is designed for students who have obtained four GCSEs at Grade C or above. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the course you have chosen. At least a D grade in a science module is advisable. Entry Requirements You will need to meet the requirements of a literacy and numeracy assessment. you will also be able to study other GCSEs. Entry Requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D and above including English and maths.You will also have the flexibility to be able to gain the Community Sports Leader Award (CSLA) and the opportunity to join a Sports Academy course. Study Within the core qualification the topic areas are: Fitness Testing and Training.

3) Functional Skills in Communication and Application of Number where required. Duration Students on the advanced programme will complete in approximately 24 months. 91 SPORT BTEC DIPLOMA Duration One year. This course will be delivered at Royal Eastbourne Golf Course. Entry Requirements The course is designed for students who have obtained four GCSEs at Grade C or above. 2) The BTEC in General Sport. • Anatomy and Physiology related to Fitness • Assessing Risk in Sport • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise • Sports Coaching • Psychology of Sport • Practical Sport.You need to have achieved the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in order to progress to this course. general play and competition • BTEC in General Sport or equivalent. or the player is considered to have the necessary potential. including English. depending upon your skills. or 10 or lower for female applicants. . providing the equivalent of two A Levels. including A Levels • Gym Training • Play in an Order of Merit • You will also receive tuition to support the underpinning knowledge required for your NVQ. Qualifications that you have already gained may contribute towards some of the NVQ components. general play and competition.Golf is a combination of two elements and is undertaken in a ratio of approximately 50:50. Students remain members of their existing club and are encouraged to compete at weekends. Entry Requirements GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English is desirable. At least a Grade D in a Science module is also advisable. It is possible for students to undertake additional AS or A Levels. plus a golf handicap of 5 or lower for male applicants. Study You will study these units over the year: • Fitness Training and Programming • Sports Development • Practical Sport • Exercise Health and Lifestyle • Organising Sports Events • Sport as a Business. • Individual and group coaching • Practice. You will produce 3 or 4 assignments for each unit. ADVANCED SPORTING EXCELLENCE (ASE) IN GOLF The ASE programme in Golf is running in conjunction with Sussex Downs College and the Royal Eastbourne Golf Course as part of our new Academy programme at Lewes and Eastbourne. Study The Advanced Sporting Excellence (ASE) . previous qualifications and your own ability to learn and study. 1) An NVQ in the chosen sport (Golf) as provided by individual and group coaching.Study The course units for study are. practice.

Applications are welcomed from individuals who have already shown an ability to excel and demonstrate the necessary commitment and potential to improve performance. . exciting range of courses are available to all students. A unique. Sports Academy courses make full use of the excellent facilities to ensure your sporting success.SPORTS ACADEMY Lewes Sports Academy allows you to train and develop your sporting ability as well as have the opportunity to compete in College teams alongside your academic course.

All students are on trial in the academy until the end of term one when their progress will be re-assessed. All academy courses run on a one year cycle. Study The Basketball Academy will focus on four key areas: • Development of individual & team skills • Enhancement of personal fitness & nutrition • Understanding of strategies & tactics of the game • Competing and performing at the highest Level possible both individually and as a team. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the students chosen programme of study. All academy courses run on a one year cycle. All students are on trial in the academy until the end of term one when their progress will be re-assessed. It is usually possible to extend this for the intended period of academic study at the college. Study The Athletics Academy will focus on four key areas: • Development of individual skills & techniques • Enhancement of personal fitness and nutrition • Understanding of strategies and tactics • Competing and performing at the highest Level possible. students are on trial in the academy until the end of term one when their progress will be re-assessed.ATHLETICS ACADEMY Duration One year. It is usually possible to extend this for the intended period of academic study at the college. It is usually possible to extend this for the intended period of academic study at the college. BASKETBALL ACADEMY Duration One year. Study The Hockey Academy will focus on four key areas: • Development of individual & team skills • Enhancement of personal fitness & nutrition • Understanding of strategies & tactics of the game • Competing and performing at the highest Level possible both individually and as a team. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the students chosen programme of study. All . All academy courses run on a one year cycle. 93 HOCKEY ACADEMY Duration One year. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the students chosen programme of study. Entry Requirements Applications will be welcomed from individuals who have already shown an ability to excel and/ or demonstrate the necessary commitment and potential within athletics and their specific dicipline. Entry Requirements Applications are invited from individuals who already excel in competitive basketball and/or demonstrate the necessary commitment and potential within this sport. Entry Requirements Applications are invited from individuals who already excel in competitive hockey and/or demonstrate the necessary commitment and potential within this sport.

Entry Requirements Applications are invited from individuals who already excel in competitive swimming or those who demonstrate the necessary commitment and potential to excel and improve. Study The Netball Academy will focus on five key areas: • Development of individual & team skills • Enhancement of personal fitness & nutrition • Understanding of strategies & tactics of the game • Competing and performing at the highest Level possible both individually and as a team • All students complete the All England Young Netball Organiser Award. It is usually possible to extend this for the intended period of academic study at the college. All academy courses run on a one year cycle. SWIMMING ACADEMY Duration One year. All academy courses run on a one year cycle. All students are on trial in the academy until the end of term one when their progress will be re-assessed. It is usually possible to extend this for the intended period of academic study at the college. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the students chosen programme of study All students are on trial in this academy until the end of term one when their progress will be re-assessed. It is usually possible to extend this for the intended period of academic study at the college. All students are on trial in the academy until the end of term one when their progress will be re-assessed. Entry Requirements Applications are invited from individuals who already excel in competitive netball and/or demonstrate the necessary commitment and potential within this sport.94 NETBALL ACADEMY Duration One year. demonstrate the necessary commitment and potential within this sport. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the students chosen programme of study. Study • The Swimming Academy will focus on four key areas: • Development of individual skills & techniques RUGBY UNION ACADEMY Duration One year. Study • The Rugby Academy will focus on four key areas: • Development of individual & team skills • Enhancement of personal fitness & nutrition • Understanding of strategies & tactics of the game • Competing and performing at the highest Level possible both individually and as a team. All academy courses run on a one year cycle. Entry Requirements Applications are invited from individuals who already excel in competitive rugby and/or . This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the students chosen programme of study.

Maths GCSE. so hopefully I can go to university to study Law. and I have made loads of new friends here. I want to become a lawyer or teachers. Netball Academy “The College environment is really nice.” .Name: Rebecca Steen Age: 16 Home town: Peacehaven Previous School: Peacehaven Community School Studying: English GCSE.

Study The Women’s Football Academy will focus on four key areas: • Development of individual & team skills • Enhancement of personal fitness & nutrition • Understanding of strategies & tactics of the game • Competing and performing at the highest Level possible both individually and as a team. both in and out of water Understanding of coaching strategies and factors which influence performance Competing and performing at the highest Level possible. . WOMEN’S FOOTBALL ACADEMY Duration One year. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the students chosen programme of study.96 • • • Enhancement of personal fitness. It is usually possible to extend this for the intended period of academic study at the college. Entry Requirements Applications are invited from individuals who already excel in competitive women’s football and/or demonstrate the necessary commitment and potential within this sport. All students are on trial in the academy until the end of term one when their progress will be re-assessed. All academy courses run on a one year cycle.

” . easy to get to and great courses.Name: Sophie Wood Age: 16 Home town: Seaford Previous School: Seaford Head Community College Studying: Sport BTEC National Certificate. English GCSE. Football Academy “It’s a good place to come and meet new people.

TRAVEL AND TOURISM For a career that will really take you places. . With the huge growth in this fast paced and exciting sector. there has never been a better time to get on board. look no further than our range of Travel and Tourism courses.

World wide Travel and Tourism Destinations Level 1. Entry Requirements In addition to the general college requirements. students and this is part of the GCSE Plus programme. which offers you an introduction to the world of Leisure and Tourism and gives you the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.BTEC DIPLOMA TRAVEL AND TOURISM Duration One year. This course is also available to international . There will also be the opportunity to study Spanish for Tourist NVQ Level 1 and City and Guilds 4871 . European Holiday Destinations. 99 TRAVEL & TOURISM BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA Duration Two years full time Entry Requirements Entry to the course requires at least four GCSEs at grade C or above and must include English Language and Mathematics. Units include: • Investigating the Travel & Tourism Sector • The business of Travel and Tourism • The UK as a Destination • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism • European destinations • Tourism in Rural Areas. with Functional Skills at Level 1 in Application of Number. LEISURE AND TOURISM GCSE Duration One year. Communications and Information Technology Study The course will provide an introduction to the Travel and Tourism Industry. Entry Requirements In addition to the general college entry requirements.You will need to have a minimum of grade D in GCSE English and grade E in GCSE Maths plus a further three Ds at GCSE or Merit at Foundation Level. Planning visits for Travel and Tourism. The course is divided into two units: • The Leisure and Tourism Industry • Customers and Employment. or BTEC Level 2 Diploma. Exploring Marketing in Travel and Tourism. Study It is a one-year course. potential students must show commitment and enthusiasm to the leisure and tourism Industry. It is divided into three core units and three specialist units: The UK Travel and Tourism Industry. Exploring Customer Service in Travel and Tourism. Study You will study a combination of different units that cover the whole aspect of the Travel and Tourism Industry. UK Travel and Tourism Destinations. The course will also allow you to develop and be certified for a range of Key Skills that are incorporated within the coursework.

Political and Economic Influences. During the two years learners will study: People in Travel and Tourism.100 TRAVEL AND TOURISM ADVANCED DIPLOMA Duration Two years full time. Technology in Travel and Tourism. Changes and Trends and Creating and Delivering Travel and Tourism Products and Services. . Destinations and Culture. including English and Mathematics. Environmental Influences. knowledge and requirements of the Travel and Tourism industry. Entry Requirements 4-5 GCSEs at A-C Grade. Study will combine theory and practice and at least half will involve practical application of theory. Study The Diploma offers students the opportunity to study the skills. Image and Perception.

it’s a great atmosphere. everyone is really friendly and you get so much help with your work. helping deliver good customer service and getting involved in a real business.” . I did some work experience in Lewes Town Hall in Travel and Tourism.Name: Imogen Street Age: 17 Home town: Newhaven Previous School: Tideway School Studying: Travel and Tourism BTEC First Diploma “I had heard great reviews about the College before coming here.

. The Visual Arts Section is a diverse and dynamic department primarily exploring the full range of visual language and meeting the needs of the individual creative student through observation. The Visual Arts programme at Lewes provides a formative and developmental experience for the student’s future academic or vocational career. the achievement of qualifications and preparation for progression. The three main elements for successful development are portfolio-building. experimentation.VISUAL ARTS Lewes 6th Form College has an excellent reputation in Art. analysis and research. Design and Photography.

Design or Multimedia. Entry Requirements You are required to have mixture of B and C grades in a minimum of five GCSEs. As you progress into year two (A2) you will begin to operate more individually and you will encouraged to pursue either a Fine Art. By working on your Optional Unit you will be helped towards developing an identified strength and whether you will be working in Fine Art.You must have a minimum of C grade at GCSE in an Art and Design based subject. or Merit (B/B) in BTEC 1st Certificate Art and Design. As you progress into year two (A2) you will begin to operate more individually and are encouraged to work using Fine Art. . At interview you must show evidence of recent art and design work in the form of a portfolio and sketchbook(s). At interview you must show evidence of recent art and design work in the form of a portfolio and sketchbook(s). which aim to broaden your art and design skills. Design or Multimedia.You must have a minimum of C grade at GCSE in an Art and Design based subject. Design or Multimedia pathway. 103 ART & DESIGN BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE Duration One year. Students who achieve grade B or above in their Art and Design subject tend to cope better with the course demands. Study The first year (AS) provides fundamental knowledge and concepts. or Merit (B/B) in BTEC First Certificate Art and Design. Entry Requirements A mixture of B and C grades in a minimum of five GCSEs. students will be working towards the production of an individual art and design portfolio. Study The first year (AS) provides fundamental knowledge and concepts. ART AND DESIGN (APPLIED) AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. There will be further projects.You will participate in a series of modules where you will learn to use traditional and modern 2D and 3D methods. as well as the Synoptic Project. Students will spend the final term working on their own selfwritten project within their chosen specification. Design or Multimedia disciplines. during the course of the year. It is expected that you will achieve grade C or above at AS Level to pass into the second year of the course.ART AND DESIGN (APPLIED DOUBLE AWARD) AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. which aim to broaden your art and design skills. By working on Optional Units you will be helped towards developing an identified strength and whether you will be working in Fine Art. This is in addition to the standard college entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Entry Requirements You will need to meet the requirements of a literacy and numeracy assessment. Throughout each year.

therefore. The general College entry requirements for AS Level courses apply. This course involves the development of traditional FineArt skills such as painting. with the emphasis on academic rather than practical study. static and digital presentations you will study elements of 19th. which can be followed by the A2 to complete the full A Level in year two. Study This is a hands-on approach to art history. FINE ART AS AND A2 Duration One year for AS Level and a further year to complete A Level. This ability to explain and understand links between topics builds your ability to see how our world view develops as we gain more knowledge and learn to express our thoughts more clearly. Students will need to be able to research. essay writing. equipment and techniques. printmaking. Through classroom activities. artists and events. Entry Requirements The standard College requirements apply for entry to a Level 3 programme. Through these projects you will learn how to contextualise information and establish links and connections between different times. drawing and 3D but also provides the opportunity to study printmaking and digital art techniques within a contemporary context. painting and 3D. painting. Entry on to this Level 3 course CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL STUDIES IN ART AS AND A2 Duration One year to complete the AS. as you will be required to express your thoughts in writing and produce fluent essays at both AS and A2 Levels. ART AND DESIGN GCSE Duration One year. 20th and 21st Century Art and Design. .104 Study The course is made up of four units: Students will study a wide range of 2D and 3D processes and techniques including drawing. Entry Requirements An interest and aptitude for art and design is assumed. 3D in wire and mixed media. materials and equipment offering a wide variety of research and artistic processes such as drawing. history and culture. Candidates are. A variety of techniques including sculpture. however a grade C in GCSE English is needed. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. explore and develop visual ideas from given briefs using appropriate materials. ideas. GCSE Art is not a pre-requisite for entry on to this course. Entry Requirements This course is for any student wishing to increase their knowledge about art. design and photography from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Students are encouraged to create imaginative design solutions and will develop their research and presentation skills by exploring artists work and producing their own responses. Study The study programme offers a provision of resources. mixed media and printmaking are achieved throughout the course. expected to have a keen interest in Art and Artists. research topics.

based on research. students are required to write ideas/ evaluations and image analysis in a sketchbook and attend theory lectures.You will need to be keen. A Level . 105 PHOTOGRAPHY GCSE Duration One year. GCSE Art or Media Studies is highly desirable as is a willingness to explore new ideas. production and evaluation with an emphasis on black and white photography and digital imaging. well organised. Successful completion of AS is required to progress to A2. AS and A2 both require considerable evidence of Historical and Contextual research as a support to practical work and year 2 will include the requirement to produce a personal study or dissertation. Study All units are practical based with written analysis and evaluation. Students should bring to interview evidence of their Art and Design skills. The courses are essentially about promoting individual creativity and expression in photography through a solid foundation of techniques. experimentation. The second year (A2) employs the same coursework/exam model as year 1 in the undertaking of Units 3 and 4.You will have the opportunity to develop more individual and sophisticated outcomes in response to a much broader theme.two years. processes and contexts.is subject to points requirements laid out in the prospectus: however we always prefer students to have a good Art and Design GCSE grade. willing to work in teams and have a commitment to the creative process. Entry Requirements The standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. Study The AS/A2 Fine Art programme will focus upon the development. PHOTOGRAPHY AS AND A2 Duration AS . . however students can achieve an AS qualification after one year. In the first year (AS) you will undertake a coursework unit (Unit 1) which will include a range of interesting styles and techniques. GCSE English at grade C or above. Study This is a mainly practical course. Traditional black and white processing and printing is combined with colour work and digital imaging. refinement and application of practical and conceptual Visual Arts skills. Entry Requirements Our standard requirement of five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent). Unit 2 consists of an Externally Set assignment.one year. A2 involves a written illustrated study (2000 words) as part of the coursework. In addition. The two year programme consists of four units.

if not. If you will be under 18 at the start of your course. If you are an Aim Higher student. please fill in details of your employer details. so you can receive more information. please let us know so we can amend our records. If you are over 19. 1. Please let us know if you need additional support by ticking the box and we will send you a Support Needs Questionnaire for your completion and return. you WILL have two interviews. Section 2 School/College or Employer • • • Let us know which school or college you are currently or were previously attending. Section 4 Ethnic Origin • This information is required by the Young People’s Learning Agency and the Skills Funding Agency for monitoring purposes. put this one first: we can then try to arrange for you be interviewed by a teacher from that subject area. please let us know where you have lived. please indicate if you have an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice. Section 3 Course Choices/Campus • If you are applying to more than one campus. • Section 5 Learning Difficulty/ Disability • We are committed to meeting the needs of people who have learning difficulties or who are disabled. please indicate your order of preference.106 COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM AND REFERENCE Please follow the guide below to help us process your application. Hand the reference to your current/previous school or college for completion. • • information is for statistical purposes only You do not have to fill in all boxes! If you are applying for an apprenticeship. Ensure you sign and date the form. Section 1 Personal Details • Please complete this section carefully. Hand in the completed application form to your current school as soon as possible (some schools will ask you to send it directly to the College). other interests and experiences • These sections will enable us to ensure the programme you are considering meets your career aims and will help us to assess your application. 3. Courses at Lewes If you are applying for a mixed programme at Lewes. 5. Ensure you let us know if you have been resident in the UK/EU for the past 3 years. If you change your current address or telephone number. Please note that some courses require you to attend an audition and/or assessment as part of the interview process. 2. Section 6 Career Plans. It is important that you complete the form as fully as possible to avoid delays in processing your application. 4. This . Normally applicants will have one interview during which their whole programme of study will be discussed. Courses at EVoC and Park If you are applying for a Vocational course at EVoC and a GCSE or A Level programme at Park. please ensure you tick the box. If you are unsure about one of your subject choices. you will NOT be interviewed for each subject. please ensure that your parent/guardian sign and date the form.

including spent convictions. social work. cautions (including verbal cautions) and bind over orders. childcare or involving work with children or vulnerable adults.107 Section 7 Qualifications • Please complete this section as fully as possible. Section 9 Marketing and Contact by the Skills Funding Agency • Tick the boxes if you wish to be excluded from mailings or contact. sport. Make sure you include ALL the examination subjects you are currently taking. please also ensure that your parent/ guardian sign the application form as well. Section 10 Data Protection • Please read this section carefully. Please include your predicted grades and if you have already taken any exams. • Section 8 Criminal Convictions • We aim to create a safe environment for all those who use the College. Convictions that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be relevant unless the application is for a course in teaching. together with the Level (e. intermediate or foundation) and exam board if known and subjects you have already taken. health. In these case applicants must disclose any criminal conviction.g. If you will be under 18 at the start of your course. higher. We therefore need to know if you have any relevant unspent criminal convictions. . include the grade achieved. Section 11 Signature • • Ensure you sign and date the application form.

DIPLOMA IN VOCATIONAL STUDIES 43 FOUNDATION LEARNING .ENTRY 43 FOUNDATION LEARNING PERSONAL PROGRESS 43 FSMQ MANAGING MONEY AND MAKING SENSE OF DATA 80 GCSE PLUS PROGRAMME 47 GEOGRAPHY AS AND A Level 35 GEOLOGY AS AND A Level 36 . ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE HIGHER DIPLOMA CHEMISTRY AS AND A Level CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION DIPLOMA CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE DIPLOMA CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AS AND A2 COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE AS AND A2 COMMUNITY SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD (CSLA) COMPUTING AS AND A2 25 91 79 83 84 103 103 103 104 93 93 49 79 99 25 25 26 26 26 79 31 31 53 63 89 57 CREATIVE MEDIA BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE 65 CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (FILM AND TV) BTEC DIPLOMA 63 CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (TELEVISION AND FILM) BTEC NATIONAL SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 63 CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL STUDIES IN ART AS AND A2 104 DANCE AS AND A2 67 DANCE BTEC CERTIFICATE/SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 67 DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES AS AND A2 67 ECONOMICS AS AND A2 26 ENGLISH GCSE 39 ENGLISH GCSE (2 YEAR) 39 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE AS AND A2 39 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS AND A2 39 ENGLISH LITERATURE AS AND A2 40 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GCSE 35 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AS AND A Level 35 FILM STUDIES AS AND A2 64 FINANCIAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA 28 FINE ART AS AND A2 104 FOUNDATION LEARNING .108 SUBJECT INDEX ACCOUNTING AS AND A2 ADVANCED SPORTING EXCELLENCE (ASE) IN GOLF APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC CERTIFICATE APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC CERTIFICATE AND BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA AND BTEC DIPLOMA ART & DESIGN BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE ART AND DESIGN (APPLIED DOUBLE AWARD) AS AND A2 ART AND DESIGN (APPLIED) AS AND A2 ART AND DESIGN GCSE ATHLETICS ACADEMY BASKETBALL ACADEMY BEAUTY THERAPY STUDIES BIOLOGY AS AND A Level BTEC DIPLOMA TRAVEL AND TOURISM BUSINESS BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE BUSINESS BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA BUSINESS STUDIES AS AND A2 BUSINESS. ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE ADVANCED DIPLOMA BUSINESS.

109 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS AS AND A2 HAIR AND BEAUTY ADVANCED DIPLOMA HAIR AND BEAUTY HIGHER DIPLOMA HAIR. GERMAN OR SPANISH AS AND A2 53 49 49 49 50 31 31 89 53 54 93 80 80 57 64 64 44 58 57 28 99 82 82 80 65 61 61 MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN SPANISH AND CHINESE NVQ 61 MUSIC . HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT ADVANCED DIPLOMA 32 SOCIOLOGY AS AND A Level 87 SOCIOLOGY GCSE 87 .BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE APPLIED AS AND A2 HIGHER SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD (HSLA) HISTORY (MEDIEVAL/EARLY MODERN) AS AND A2 HISTORY (MODERN) AS AND A2 HOCKEY ACADEMY HUMAN BIOLOGY AS AND A Level HUMAN HEALTH AND PHYSIOLOGY GCSE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AS AND A2 INTERACTIVE MEDIA (IMEDIA) BTEC DIPLOMA INTERACTIVE MEDIA (IMEDIA) BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA I-PROJECT IT BTEC CERTIFICATE IT BTEC CERTIFICATE / SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA LAW AS AND A2 LEISURE AND TOURISM GCSE MATHS (DOUBLE AWARD) A Level MATHS AS AND A Level MATHS GCSE MEDIA STUDIES AS AND A2 MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN FRENCH AND SPANISH GCSE MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN FRENCH. BEAUTY AND THEATRICAL MAKEUP STUDIES HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIP AND ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE .PRE PROFESSIONAL (EAST SUSSEX ACADEMY OF MUSIC) 68 MUSIC AS AND A2 (EAST SUSSEX ACADEMY OF MUSIC) 68 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AS AND A2 (EAST SUSSEX ACADEMY OF MUSIC) 70 NETBALL ACADEMY 94 PERFORMING ARTS (MUSICAL THEATRE AND POPULAR MUSIC) BTEC CERTIFICATE / SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 70 PERFORMING ARTS BTEC CERTIFICATE / SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 71 PERFORMING ARTS BTEC DIPLOMA / SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 71 PERFORMING ARTS BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE 71 PHILOSOPHY AS AND A2 54 PHOTOGRAPHY AS AND A2 105 PHOTOGRAPHY GCSE 105 PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS AND A Level 89 PHYSICS AS AND A Level 82 PRODUCTION ARTS (STAGE MANAGEMENT) BTEC CERTIFICATE/ SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 72 PSYCHOLOGY AS AND A Level 87 PUBLIC SERVICES ADVANCED DIPLOMA 75 PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC DIPLOMA 75 PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA 76 PUBLIC SERVICES HIGHER DIPLOMA 75 RELIGIOUS STUDIES AS AND A2 54 RUGBY UNION ACADEMY 94 SCIENCE GCSE (DOUBLE AWARD) 83 SOCIETY.

110 SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE ADVANCED DIPLOMA SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE HIGHER DIPLOMA SPORT BTEC DIPLOMA SPORT BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN SPORT SPORT BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA SWIMMING ACADEMY TRAVEL & TOURISM BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA TRAVEL AND TOURISM ADVANCED DIPLOMA WOMEN’S FOOTBALL ACADEMY 90 90 91 90 90 94 99 100 96 .

and then continue down to next mini roundabout adjacent to the railway station. All staff. Contact timetables enquiries on 01273 886 200. and it is recommended that alternative means of transport are considered. call National rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.countryliner-coaches. or visit www.co. turn right at the Southerham roundabout through the Cuilfail tunnel. A number of licensed taxi companies operate in the Lewes area.co. From Haywards Heath Burgess Hill Chailey River Ouse From Crowborough Uckfield Ringmer A275 Police Station Little Market East St Cuil Tu fail M ou Pleasant Fis he E St ast Castle is on own Pr West e Win rn R sd oad Hig hS tree t o Sch ti Sta on ol H ill e P l. although please be aware that spaces are limited and restrictions apply. contact RDH Buses (Countryliner Sussex Ltd) on 08444 771 263 or visit www. For more information on train times and routes.uk/ transport/taxis. visit www. Trains run every 10 minutes from Brighton and every 30 minutes from Eastbourne. For more rural routes.uk. At the mini roundabout turn left into Mountfield Road.co. By Taxi There is a taxi rank directly outside the main entrance to Lewes Station. Turn left at the roundabout continuing over the river into the Lewes one way system. Parking is available on campus. Go straight on into Mountfield Road. Follow road to the Prison traffic lights.lewes. On leaving the station’s main entrance. continuing along Winterbourne Hollow.uk. turn left and left again into Mountfield Road. a parking space cannot be guaranteed. By car For Sat Nav users. The College main entrance is on the left hand side 200 metres from the roundabout. Turn left into Station Road (Lewes Station is on your left). turn left at the mini roundabout.buses. From Brighton LEWES ATHLETICS TRACK A27 River Ouse From Eastbourne Newhaven . College post code is BN7 2XH. students and visitors bringing vehicles to the campus must display a College issued parking permit in their windscreen. and from and to Brighton.asp.uk/timetables. From the east: along A27. Lewes and District Taxis 01273 483 232 Bishops Taxis 01273 478 478 For a more comprehensive list and other useful information. From the west: along A27 turn left at the roundabout sign posted Lewes.111 HOW TO TRAVEL TO THE COLLEGE The College operates a car parking permit scheme. The campus is approximately 200 metres along the road on the left hand side. Nev o ill R ad terb ourn eR d Brighton Road nt Eas l nne St Bus Station tgate Cliffe High St Sou (Lea tho Hig ver Prio rS hS ry S t St Station R d Magistrates Court A2 6 Lan d SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE Cliffe Building Firle House Railway Station t ) Mountfield Road Ham Lane treet ding into Priory School Leisure Centre SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE Southover Building By Rail Lewes 6th Form College is a 10 minute walk from Lewes Station. However. By Bus There are frequent buses serving the town centre and the surrounding areas of Lewes. At the lights turn right.nationalrail.gov. From the north: follow A22 to the Cuilfail roundabout and follow directions as described above.

uk or contact Student Services for more information.ac. August 2010. This prospectus is fully recyclable. however course details may be subject to change. The course information featured in this prospectus is correct at the time of going to print.112 SIXTH FORMS AT SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE 2011/12 More courses are available at Eastbourne Vocational College and Park College. Please contact Student Services on 01323 637637 / 01273 483188. Whilst every care has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication the College cannot be held responsible for any errors.You can also visit our website for prospectus information. omissions or changes. Thank you to all the students who allowed us to use their details within this prospectus. .sussexdowns. COLLEGE Park College EASTBOURNE VOCATIONALCOLLEGE 16-19 Course Guide PARKCOLLEGE 16-19 Course Guide The information in this prospectus is available in alternative formats. Please visit our website www. The website meets the W3C Priority 1 Checkpoints and every reasonable adjustment has been made to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

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