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A Levels at Weston College Sixth Form

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Level 3

Art, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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You will have the opportunity to explore exciting traditional and experimental artistic processes and techniques. This covers a wide range of skills including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and 3D, graphics, new media and creative software. You will then be able to specialise in any of these art forms. You will have the opportunit...

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Level 3

Biology, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
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You will study the natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms. This programme covers a variety of modules, including foundations in biology, exchange and transport, biodiversity, evolution and disease, and genetics and ecosystems. You will benefit from access to our recently refurbished and well-equipped laboratori...

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Level 3

Business, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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You will study business in a variety of contexts, such as large and small, local and global, and service and manufacturing businesses. You will learn about business, leadership, management and decision making, marketing, operations, finance and human resources. You will also analyse the strategic position of a business, as well as learning h...

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Level 3

Chemistry, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
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You will study the principles of chemistry and how it relates to real life. You will also develop your practical skills using your second year to build on the foundations created during year one. Practical sessions include the synthesis of common compounds such as aspirin. The programme is made up of the following modules: foundations in che...

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Level 3

Computer Science, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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You will learn the technical aspects of computer science. This programme has an emphasis on abstract thinking, general problem solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, and scientific and engineering-based thinking. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to progress your learning to a higher level or enter the ...

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Level 3

Criminology, BTEC Diploma

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Criminology is a qualification which includes elements of psychology, law and sociology. The programme leads to the development of knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, awareness of the cause and effects of different types of crime. You will also examine theories that explain the behaviours and reasons why people commit...

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Level 3

Economics, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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You will look at decisions made by organisations and the government, and the impact they have on the economy. You will cover the following topics: exchange rates, unemployment, inflation, national debt, growth, worldwide markets, and energy pricing policies. You will widen your knowledge through the investigative nature of economics, which p...

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Level 3

English Language and Literature, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This programme will allow you to explore many examples of prose along with different readers and audiences. You will do your own writing and study literary texts, including Shakespeare. Group discussion forms a large part of this programme, and you will have plenty of scope for your own creative work. You will also explore how writers adap...

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Level 3

English Literature, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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You will explore a wide range of prose, drama and poetry - from Shakespeare to contemporary literature - alongside literary theory. In the first year, you will focus on tragedies, while the second year will allow you to explore your own independent research as well as focus on a further genre, such as gothic writing. Group discussions form a...

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Level 3

Fashion and Textiles Design, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This subject will offer an exciting opportunity to embrace textile art, textile design and elements of fashion looking at the design industry from an artist’s perspective. It will introduce you to the contemporary approach of the industry and encourage you to flourish as a potential textile designer, looking at a variety of techniques. You...

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Level 3

French, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
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You will develop confident, effective communication skills in French and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is native. You will be given the opportunity to go on our popular trip to Marseille to put your learning into practice and learn about French culture. Study subjects include understanding ...

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Level 3

Further Mathematics, A Level

1 Year
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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On the first year of this programme you will study A Level maths before progressing to further mathematics in the second. Not only will you learn mathematical processes, which will enable you to work in high-level industries such as engineering, sciences, finance and computing, but you will learn how to spot and solve more complex real-life ...

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Level 3

Geography, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
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This programme covers many key elements of geography including tectonic processes and hazards, coastal landscapes and change, globalisation, regenerating places, the water cycle and water insecurity, the carbon cycle, and energy security and superpowers. You will also develop your fieldwork skills – with a choice of investigating coastal m...

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Level 3

History, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
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This programme gives you the opportunity to study aspects of early modern, British modern and American modern history. Units include Britain transformed, focusing on the change in politics, the welfare state and the impact of Thatcher’s governments; the USA 1920-55, focusing on the economic boom and crash, and subsequent impact of WW2; and �...

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Level 3

IT Practitioners, BTEC Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma

1 Year
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This programme will improve your knowledge and practical skills in IT, considering IT systems, social media in business, data modelling, information management and website development. You will find out how computer systems work and learn to utilise different applications. Assignments are based on workplace situations, so you will get an ins...

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Level 3

Law, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
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This programme will develop your understanding of the legal system, covering aspects of criminal law, tort (negligence), and contract law. You will also learn how and why laws are created, with consideration of justice, morality and the power of judges to make laws. You will have the opportunity to witness the law in action by visiting local...

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Level 3

Mathematics, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This programme will add depth to your GCSE knowledge. Not only will you learn mathematical processes, which will enable you to work in high-level industries (such as engineering, sciences, finance and computing), but you will learn how to spot and solve more complex real-life problems with confidence. The core units of the programme look at ...

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Level 3

Media, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
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On this programme you will study how the media plays a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. In your first year, you will study advertising, news online, the film industry and music videos. In your second year, you will study television in the global age, magazines, media in the digital age and video games. You will be ...

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Level 3

Photography, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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You will experience a range of photographic approaches and skills including digital and analogue camera work, Adobe programmes, studio-based work and darkroom. You will investigate a range of experimental artistic styles and grow your skillset as a photographer through varied subject matter. You will be expected to do a large amount of work ...

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Level 3

Physics, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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You will study and learn about various aspects of matter and energy, with the theory content divided into six modules. Year one covers mechanics, electricity and waves. You will also be introduced to some new areas of physics including particle physics and quantum physics. In the second year you will cover fields and further mechanics, nucle...

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Level 3

Politics, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This programme will increase your awareness of political processes and give you an insight into the institutions that make our country, and the rest of the world, work. You will start by studying the UK’s political system, eventually moving on to the issues surrounding politics in the US. This will develop your understanding of both system...

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Level 3

Psychology, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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You will find out about a variety of psychological approaches including biological, positive and psychodynamic and how they relate to each other. You will also study key pieces of research and debates covering a variety of perspectives and topics such as criminal behaviour. This programme also covers how psychological data is collected (th...

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Level 3

Sociology, A Level

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This programme teaches you to understand the five main sociological perspectives and apply these ideas to the academic study of society. The main topics covered on this A Level include culture, socialisation and identity, research methods, globalisation and beliefs. A key feature of the social sciences is the application of subjective ideas....

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Level 3

Sport and Exercise Science, BTEC Certificate and Extended Certificate

2 Years
Aug 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This programme is equivalent to one A Level and is therefore designed to be studied alongside two other A Levels. The programme covers a variety of topics around the active leisure, sport and fitness industry. Year one covers anatomy and physiology, working in the sports industry and fitness training. Year two will include study of specialist...

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Rosie Graham-Hicks, A Levels


Rosie Graham-Hicks

"College is a time to dream and what makes Weston College different is that they help you every step of the way to reach those dreams"

Former school: Clevedon School

Studied: Business, Sociology, Psychology

What next? Studying Human and Social Sciences at Cardiff University

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