What does the course involve?
A student-designed piece of work that stretches academic skills and counts for University application points. This course offers a challenge for Upper Sixth students with a proven past ability. Students either produce a piece of art/artefact (with a design process recorded, e.g. sketch book work, drafting versions) or a 5,000 word essay about an evaluative question of their own choice. You also complete a 16-page log/diary of the process behind designing and finishing the project.
Examples of previous project titles:
Essay: Should the Grenfell Tower disaster be treated as a crime that requires prosecution?
Artefact: To create a children’s pop-up book aimed to educate them on the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef
Artefact: To create a series of three short stories and publish them in a book
Essay: Should developing countries be allowed to host the football World Cup?
Essay: Can testing products on animals ever be justified?
Artefact: To create a 4-minute composition of Blues guitar music
Successful projects in the past have made use of 40 different secondary sources (articles, books, websites etc). Students then carried out their own primary research method with a suitable sample where appropriate, for example questionnaires or interview-based research. Work must not be already covered in other Level 3 courses.
Students attend one class per week and carry out at least 2-3 hours of homework per week.
The course is examined by the AQA exam board. Deadline for submission is March.
You should have an average GCSE score of 6.0 or above, attendance of 90% or above, and be reaching target grades in all subjects in Year 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the college allocate places to students?All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.
How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.
When does enrolment take place?Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.
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