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The 6th Form curriculum offers tremendous choice.  Students can opt for a variety of different qualifications depending on the curriculum that best suits their needs.

We will be publishing our full 2016 Option pack in November. This will include the full range of subjects on offer next year including course information. 

 

Languages / French

Thinking of an A Level in Languages?  Whether you want to become more fluent in the Language, learn more about the culture, understand the people or just to get more out of your holidays,   this is all possible.  Studying a Language in the 6th form will give you the skills and confidence to use it in the real world, for real purposes.

For the 2016 course information for languages please click here

PE

A Level PE is not only fun, exciting and full of teamwork, but also challenging and completely up to date, studying current issues in and around Sport. It includes areas such as Anatomy and Physiology, acquiring movement skills, Social-cultural studies, Exercise Physiology and Sports Psychology. So if you think you are up to the challenge, study A Level PE at Rednock.

For the 2016 course information for PE

For the 2016 course information for BTEC Sport please click here

Geography

If you study Geography you will have a keen interest in understanding how over 7 billion people can survive on a planet with a limited supply of space, water, energy and food. How can we become more energy secure, how big a problem is climate change, is there enough water for us all, will technology come to the rescue, will people kill over resources, where will we all live, will you survive?

For the 2016 course information for Geography please click here

History

History will appeal to students who love picking apart the complexities of the past and seeing how all of this has helped to shape the modern world in which we live. You will study British History through an investigation of the incredibly turbulent era of the Wars of the Roses in the 15th Century, whilst the non-British element is a much more modern study of the rise of the USA as a superpower between 1865 and 1975.

For the 2016 course information for History please click here

Psychology

When someone asks you about your last birthday, how do you retrieve your memory of it from the millions of other events you have stored?  Is Depression a genetically inherited disorder or is it to do with life events? Why do we obey some people and not others? Why do groups of people display prejudice against others? Why do adverts use celebrities to sell things to us? Psychology takes an objective, scientific look at these questions with plenty of quantitative data analysis based on experimental and other research methodology.

For the 2016 course information for Psychology please click here

Drama

The new BTEC National in Performing Arts 2016 combines up to-date industry knowledge with the right balance of the practical, research and behavioural skills students will need to succeed in higher education and in their chosen career.

Investigating Practitioners, Developing skills and techniques for Live Performance, Group Performance workshop and an optional unit will form the structure of the two year Extended certificate. The wide range of vocational assessments including assignments, tasks and performances means students can showcase their learning and skills to best effect when they take their next step.

For the 2016 course information for Drama please click here

Music

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music is new for September 2016. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the music sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and aims to provide a coherent introduction to study of the music sector.

For the 2016 course information for Music please click here

Art

A Level Art and Design New Specification 2015, provides you with opportunities to develop personal skills and responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms within Art.

For the 2016 course information for Art please click here

Photography

A Level Photography (Lens based media) New Specification 2015, provides you with opportunities to develop personal skills and responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms within Photography and Film.

For the 2016 course information for Photography please click here

Media Studies

A Level Media Studies will provides you with the  opportunity to explore the exciting and varied world of the Media. Half of the course is practical and is designed to enable students to develop skills in  a broad range of production techniques, from video and film making to photography and graphics. You will also study high tech industries such as video gaming and the impact technological convergence has had due to developments in internet speed and access. You do not have to have taken Media Studies at GCSE to study this subject at A Level.

For the 2016 course information for Media Studies please click here

Chemistry

Have you ever wondered…

  • Why does ice float?
  • Why do people put salt on icy roads?
  • Why do onions make you cry?
  • How does aspirin stop pain in your body?
  • Can you turn lead into gold?

Study A Level Chemistry to find out the answers. A Level Chemistry will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry through a combination of challenging concepts and practical activities. During Year 12 you will study a range of topics including Chemical calculations, qualitative analysis of inorganic ions, investigation of reaction rates and the reactions of a full range of organic molecules.

For the 2016 course information for Chemistry please click here

Biology

Have you ever wondered…

  • Why your sister looks like you?
  • How medicines work?
  • What DNA is?
  • Do clones exist?
  • Who Darwin was?

Study A Level Biology to find out the answers. A Level Biology will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of biology. Year 12 topics will include exchange and transport, communicable disease, disease prevention and the immune system and biodiversity.

For the 2016 course information for Biology please click here

Physics

Have you ever wondered . . .

  • Why the universe behaves the way it does? • How ultrasound can create a picture?
  • How fast you would have to travel to fool a speed camera?
  • What force would be necessary to stop a formula one car?
  • What are CERN looking for?

Physics A Level is one of the most universally accepted qualifications for progression to university. The course content covers the basis of how things work, from the constituent parts of atoms out to the extent of the universe. You will integrate the concepts studied with a range of practical experiments throughout each topic giving the course both an academic and practical focus. You will learn to apply your knowledge of the key concepts to solve problems in a range of different contexts and applications.

For the 2016 course information for Physics

For the 2016 course information for BTEC Science

Level 3 in Mathematical Studies

Level 3 in Mathematical Studies is offered to students who have achieved a grade B or C at GCSE. This course follows the AQA examination board and is a diverse and engaging course, equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination.

For the 2016 course information for L3 Mathematical Studies please click here

Mathematics

A Level Mathematics is on offer for students who have achieved a grade A or A* at GCSE. This courses follows the EDEXCEL examination board and students will study the four Core Units and in addition two of Decision Mathematics, Statistics or Mechanics.

For the 2016 course information for Mathematics please click here

Further Maths

A Level Further Mathematics is for students who wish to extend their study of Mathematics even further. They will study the six units for the A level Mathematics course plus an additional six units.

For the 2016 course information for Further Maths please click here

Computing

Computing is of enormous importance to the economy, and the role of Computer Science as a discipline itself and as an ‘underpinning’ subject across Science and Engineering is growing rapidly.

Computer technology continues to advance rapidly and the way that technology is consumed has also been changing at a fast pace over recent years. The growth in the use of mobile devices and web-related technologies has exploded, resulting in new challenges for employers and employees. For example, businesses today require an ever-increasing number of technologically-aware individuals. This is even more so in the gaming, mobile and web related industries and this specification has been designed with this in mind.

For the 2016 course information for Computing please click here

For the ECDL course information please click here

Business

Business is a far reaching subject that strikes a balance between theoretical and practical work. Why are Apple and Google so successful? What makes a great leader? What factors influence the profits of Tesco? Business covers topics from marketing and advertising, retail and human resources to finance and accounting, by studying businesses in national and international contexts.

For the 2016 course information for Business please click here

Economics

Economics is about choices and decision making. Should the UK leave the EU? Should government support the poor? Has globalisation improved our lives? Why does ‘herding’ behaviour occur in stock markets and obesity levels? What caused the Credit Crunch? Economics relates to every aspect of our lives from the decisions we make as individuals to the structures created by government and firms.

For the 2016 course information for Economics please click here

Sociology

Have you ever wondered about the full story behind the important issues in our society?  Perhaps you feel like there is more to what you read in the papers or see on TV?  For instance, why is the western world so obsessed with celebrity now?  Have you  wondered about changes in technology and the effect they are having on society? How are people using Facebook and other social sites? Do mobile phones make our lives more or less stressful?  Why do men commit more crime than women?  What difference does social class make to your life chances?

If you are fascinated by the behaviour of others and why we act the way we do, then sociology is for you. Sociology seeks to understand all aspects of human social behaviour, including the social dynamics of small groups of people, large organisations, communities, institutions and even entire societies. If you choose to study sociology you will discover how to investigate these kinds of questions for yourself and begin to understand more about your own motivations and behaviours, gaining a wide range of very valuable skills that can be applied to almost any career.

For the 2016 course information for Sociology please click here

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Travel and Tourism, a non-examined, project-based L3 BTEC, combines a love of discovering new places with an understanding of the various careers and roles within the industry. Long-haul destinations alongside domestic tourism opportunities are investigated; businesses, roles and responsibilities within them, marketing, advertising, and customer service are all covered too. A course with strong vocational links, it is worth serious consideration as an alternative to A level.

For the 2016 course information for Travel & Tourism please click here

Product Design

For the 2016 course information for Product Design please click here

Further information:

English Language & Literature course information
Health & Social Care course information
AQA Baccalaureate
Employability Pathway
Enrichment
Science & Engineering Pathway