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St Cecilia's College Sixth Form Prospectus 2022

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National BSi Award Winners for 'Trust'SIXTH FORM PROSPECTUS 2022-2023

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WelcomeDear Student,At St Cecilia’s we provide a Sixth Form for success for over 200students. We aim to foster, challenge and inspire you so that you canexceed your own expectations. This is cultivated through the excellentlearning and teaching styles that are adopted in the College.In an environment of mutual appreciation and independent learning, youwill have the opportunity to work in a climate which encourages highaspirations, develops independent thought and achieves outstandingresults for all.At Post-16 you will undertake a whole new learning programme ofstudy. You will be able to avail of a diverse range of subjects taught inboth St Cecilia’s as well as in partner schools across the Foyle LearningCommunity.The partnerships that we have developed with other schools and withthe local community will ensure that you are provided with a wealth ofknowledge and real life experiences. These are essential to help in yourtransfer to life beyond the College.We strive to ensure that you will all leave the College with transferable skillsas well as with an educational experience which encourages you to ‘Aspire,Endeavour and Achieve’.Mrs Martine MulhernPrincipal

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As Head of Year in St. Cecilia’s, I can assure you that you have made the rightdecision to continue your studies at Key Stage 5 with us. We are a veryinclusive school, and have a varied curriculum which meets the needs of allabilities. In conjunction with the Foyle Learning Community, every opportunityis available for you to ensure you will have access to a wide variety of subjectchoices. We are a “Caring School”, and as Pastoral Head, one of my main aimsis to ensure that your experience here in sixth form is both a happy andworthwhile one, and that all your academic needs as well as your pastoralneeds are met.We have endeavoured to ensure that all the relevant information you mayneed is in our prospectus, which includes details of the subjects offered, aswell as our Enrichment Programme, The Pope John Paul Award, and muchmore. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.I really look forward to seeing you here in September, and I wish you everysuccess in your GCSEs over the next few months.Mrs Ó MianáinHead of 6th YearWelcome by Year Head

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Dear StudentAs Assistant Head of Year, it is a great privilege to be closely involved with these busy and vital transitional yearsof your lives so far.The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on your school life, however education remains as importantas ever.In the Sixth Form, our aim is to prepare you for the next stage of your life – whether it be further academicstudies or starting a career. Whatever path you choose, there are many opportunities available to you here in St.Cecilia’s College. As the Foyle Learning Community link in school, I will ensure that you have access to a range ofsubjects if your particular subject is not offered here.As well as that, our aim is to assist in providing a friendly, supportive and creative environment where you willhave the chance to develop your interests and talents.I wish you the best of luck for the rest of Year 12 and with your subject choices. I hope to see you in September.Mrs CarlinAssistant Head of Sixth YearCollaboration Advice

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SUBJECTS ON OFFER AT AS/ADVANCED LEVEL AND EQUIVALENT Health & Social Care, Single AwardHealth & Life Science Double Award History HospitalityICT – Cambridge Technicals Irish Mathematics Music PhysicsPhysical Education Religious Education Spanish The majority of our Year 12 pupils return to Sixth Form to continue their studies. We offer a wide rangeof subjects to pursue both Vocational and Academic pathways. In order to ensure the best possibleentitlement, for all our pupils, we have additional subjects taught in our partner schools within the FoyleLearning Community. Some of our current Year 13 and Year 14 pupils are availing of courses in:Art & Design - Textile Design Art & Design – Fine Art BiologyBusiness Studies – Professional Business Services Chemistry Design & Technology Digital Technology Drama & Theatre Studies English Literature French Geography Government & PoliticsA NUMBER OF THESE SUBJECTS ARE OFFERED AS PART OFTHE FOYLE LEARNING COMMUNITYOakgrove Integrated CollegeThornhill College Lumen Christi CollegeSt Columb’s College St Joseph’s Boy’s School St Mary’s College Foyle College

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Admissions Criteria Those students currently in Year 12 who wish to continue into Year 13 should have:A minimum of 5 GCSE’s (including English and Maths) at Grade C or above.The ability to satisfy the entry requirements for each of their Advanced Level subjects.A previous record which clearly indicates that high standards have been consistently metin the following areas:A positive behaviour record.If it is considered necessary students will have to complete a satisfactory interview with theHead of Sixth Form and/ or another member of the Post-16 team.Students wishing to enter Sixth Form will be prioritised according to points accumulatedthrough a combination of their GCSE results and their record in each of the areas above.BehaviourApplication to studyAttendancePunctuality

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ART & DESIGN FINE ART A LEVELExamining Board EDEXCEL Entry Qualifications Desirable: Pupils should have a GCSE C or above in FineArt and/or Textile & Design Entry Qualifications Fine Art: Through the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, lens-basedimage making. Course Structure: Component 1 Personal Investigation 60% (over a 2 year period)Component 2 Externally Set Assignment 40% (over a 2 year period) Career Opportunities: Teaching, Advertising, Photography, Architecture,Animation, Graphic Design, Jewellery Design, Fashion Design, Theatre SetDesign, Textiles, Interior Design, Film Production, Fine Art.

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ART & DESIGN TEXTILES DESIGN - A LEVELExamining Board EDEXCEL Entry Qualifications Desirable: Pupils should have a GCSE C or abovein Fine Art and/or Textile & Design. Entry Qualifications Textile Design: through the disciplines of textilesfor interiors, fine art textiles, fashion textiles. Course Structure Component 1 Personal Investigation 60% (over a 2 year period)Component 2 Externally Set Assignment 40% (over a 2 year period)Career Opportunities: Teaching, Advertising, Photography,Architecture, Animation, Graphic Design, Jewellery Design, FashionDesign, Theatre Set Design, Textiles, Interior Design, Film Production,Fine Art.

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BUSINESS STUDIESGCE Professional Business Services firms provide support and knowledge-based servicesto businesses in a range of industries. They offer their clients specialist advice in variousareas to help them to improve their business. This is a growth area in the UK.What will I study?

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BUSINESS STUDIESWhy study Professional Business Services?By studying this course you will gain an insight into the range of services that ProfessionalBusiness Services firms provide for their clients, for example:Management Consultancy; Human Resource Services; Financial Decision Making, TechnologyServices, Leadership and Management; and Project Management.What can I do with a qualification in Professional Business Services?This qualification in Professional Business Services will provide you with a broad experience ofthe range of services provided by this growth industry. You will acquire knowledge and skills inkey areas within Professional Business Services that could lead to future study and/or relatedemployment or apprenticeship.

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DRAMA & THEATRESTUDIES GCEExamining Board EDEXCEL Entry Qualifications Desirable: GCSE Drama experience and/ or a minmum of a grade C or above in English Languageat GCSE. Course Structure: Component 1 - Devising – pupils devise and perform a piece of Theatre Group performance from a performance text Theatre makers in practise 40%,Component 2 - 20%, Component 3 - 40%.Career Opportunities: Law, Public Office, TV/Film, Performance, Dramatist, Teaching,Theatre Producer/Director, Set Designer, Stage Manager, Scriptwriting, T.V,Community Work, Drama Therapist and Law.

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ENGLISH LITERATURE A LEVELExamination Board: CCEA The course is a 2 year course. Entry Requirements: B grade or above in GCSE English Language and a B grade or above in GCSEEnglish Literature Unit 2.” Year 13 - Year 1 (40% overall grade)Unit AS 1 (60% of AS Grade): The Study of Poetry 1900 – Present and Drama 1900 –Present.Section 1 Poetry: The study of two poets. The poetry of Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney Section 2Drama: The Study of one play: Brian Friel Translations OR Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot ORTenessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire OR Arthur Miller The Crucible External written exam: 2hours - 2 questionsUnit AS 2 (40% of AS Grade): The Study of Prose Pre 1900 The study of a novel: NathanielHawthorne The Scarlet Letter OR Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights External written exam. 1 hourYear 14 - Year 2 (60% overall grade)Unit A2 1 (20% of A Level Grade): Shakespearean Genres. The study of one Shakespeare play: OthelloOR King Lear Or As You Like It External Written Exam. 1 hour 30 UnitA2 2 (20% of A Level Grade): The Study of Poetry Pre 1900 and Unseen Poetry The study of a rangeof poetry by one poet: William Blake OR John Keats OR Emily Dickinson Preparation for an UnseenPoem. External written exam: 2 hours A2 3 (20% of A Level Grade): Internal Assessment. The study of two novels, one of which mustbe a twenty-first century novel, along with another novel of a similar theme, in order to producean essay or piece of coursework of not more than 2,500 words. Career Opportunities: Journalism, Novelist, Editor, Poet, Scriptwriting.

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Examining Board:CCEA *100% exam based – no courseworkEntry Qualifications You must have studied Geography at GCSE and gained a grade B or above.Course Structure:AS AS 1 Physical Geography 16%AS 2 Human Geography 16%AS 3 Fieldwork Skills and Techniques in Geography 8%A2A2 1 Physical Processes, Landforms & Management 24%A2 2 Processes & Issues in Human Geography 24% A2 3 Decision Making in Geography 12%Career Opportunities Teaching, Cartography, Housing Officer, Town Planning, Retailer, Social Worker, RemoteSensing Analyst, Estate Agent, Environmental Consultant, Commercial/Residential Surveyor,GIS Officer, Planning & Development Surveyor.GEOGRAPHY

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GOVERNMENT &POLITICSExamining Board: CCEA Entry Qualifications: 1) First preference goes to those with an A or above in History/Geography GCSE and a C*or above in English/English Literature2) Second preference goes to those with a B or above in History/Geography or an A in REand a C* or above in English/English Lierature3) Both on the condition that attendance is 88% or above this year, in usual cases 90% oraboveCourse Structure:AS AS 1 The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland 16% AS 2 The British Political Process 24%A2 A2 1 Comparative Government USA 35% A2 2 Political Power 25%Career Opportunities: Solicitor, Barrister, Journalism, Teaching, Government, Politics, Lobbying, ConflictManagement, Banking, Accountancy, Human Resources, Policy Advisor, PoliticalAdvisor/Assistant.

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OCR LEVEL 3 INTRODUCTORY DIPLOMAHEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE, SINGLE AWARD Examining Board OCR Introductory Diploma Health and Social Care (Single Award) Entry Qualifications GCSE Health and Social Care is an advantage GCSE English Language grade C or above This qualification consists only of coursework units. Course Structure Students will study 6 units over 2 years. Single Award: Mandatory unit: Unit One: Communication in Health & Social Care with five optional unitsto be chosen. Optional: 5 from (each unit worth approximately 16% each)Unit 2: Equality, Diversity & Rights in H&SC Unit 4: Development through the life stagesUnit 9. Caring for children and young peopleUnit 10: Safeguarding adultsUnit 12: Physiological disordersUnit 16: Nutrition for H&SCCareer Opportunities Nursing, Social Work, Teaching, Childcare, Psychology, Nursery Education, Youth andCommunity Work, Counselling, Welfare and Social Services, Administration in Health andSocial Services,

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BTEC NATIONAL SUBSIDIARYDIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITYExamining Board: EDEXCEL Entry Qualifications: Students must possess 5 GCSE Grades A-C to include English and Maths. Studentsshould have a desire to learn about and work in the industry. This qualification is abusiness related course suitable for progressing to management. Pupils should display agood standard of interpersonal skills.Course Structure Core Units from: 20 CAT points eachUnit 1 The Hospitality IndustryUnit 2 Principles of Supervising Customer ServiceUnit 3 Providing Customer Service4 Units from: 10 CAT points each Unit 22 Planning and Managing a Hospitality EventUnit 19 Personal Selling and Promotional SkillsUnit 12 Contemporary World Food Unit 10 European Food Unit 23 Accommodation operations in HospitalityCareer Opportunities: Caterer, Food Hygienist, Food Quality, Nutritionist, Dietician,Hospitality Management, Environmental Health Officer, Business Management, EventManagement.

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HISTORY GCEExamining Board:CCEA Entry Qualifications: 1) First preference goes to those with an A or above in History GCSE and a B or above in English/English Literature2) Second preference goes to those with a B or above in History and a B or above in English/ English Literature3) Both on the condition that attendance is 88% or above this year, in usual cases 90% or above4) If spaces available those with an A or above in RE or GeographyCourse Structure: ASAS 1 Germany 1919-1945 20%AS 2 Russia 1919-1941 20%Specialist UnitA2 1 Clash of Ideologies in Europe 1900-2000 20%A2 2 Partition of Ireland 40%Career Opportunities: Solicitor, Barrister, Journalism, Teaching, Government, Politics, Lobbying, Conflict Management,Banking, Accountancy, Human Resources, Policy Advisor, Political Advisor/Assistant.

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CAMBRIDGE TECHNICALS ICT LEVEL 3CAMBRIDGE TECHNICALINTRODUCTORY DIPLOMA IN IT Admissions Criteria:Maths and English C Grade GCSE. To study this subject, you will need to have a loveof hard work and a commitment to attend every lesson and be able to carry outindependent research.Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT qualifications allows you to achieve your potentialand progress to the next stage of your life whether it be Higher Education, anapprenticeship, or employment. **Accepted by all universities**100% coursework: 6 units 2 compulsory then choose 4 others. 1 Communication and employability skills for IT - compulsory 2 Information systems compulsory Choose 4 from 6 e-Commerce 10 Developing computer - games 12 Website production 14 Computer animation 16 2D animation production 27 Digital graphics 42 Developing a smarter planet 43 Understanding social media for business Career Opportunities: Teaching, Software Engineer, Graphics Designer, Web Designer,Systems Analyst, Programmer.

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MATHEMATICS GCEExamining Board: CCEA Entry Qualifications: GCSE Mathematics – Grade A/A* at GCSE or have a grade B orabove in GCSE Further Maths. Course Structure:AS AS:1 Pure Mathematics 24% AS:2 Applied Mathematics 16% A2 A2:1 Pure Mathematics 36% A2:2 Applied Mathematics 24% Career Opportunities: Accountancy, Teaching, ComputerProgrammer, Quantity Surveyor, Actuary, Engineering, Architecture,Economist, Finance, Management Consultant.

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Examining Board: CCEA Entry Qualifications: No minimum requirement but a keenness to perform. Course Structure: AS AS 1: Developing skills and repertoire 60% of AS, 24% of A LevelAS 2: Planning and realising a performing arts event 40% of AS, 16% of A Level A2 A2 1: Planning for employment 60% of A2, 36% of A LevelA2 2: Performing to a commission brief 40% of A2, 24% of A LevelCareer Opportunities: Musical theatre performer, vocal coach, event manager, teacher, talent agent plusmany morePERFORMING ARTS (MUSIC)GCE

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Examining Board:Pearson Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE’s A-C (preferably including GCSE Physical Education Grade A-C) Course Structure: This is a vocational course designed to develop both knowledge and practical skills in theSport and Exercise Science industry. Year one of the course covers Anatomy, Physiologyand Fitness Training and Programming for Health and Well-being. Year two includesProfessional Development in the Sports Industry and Sports Leadership. This broad studyof many sport and exercise disciplines will give students an insight into the effectivenessof their own performance and how to improve that of others. Assessment: Students take four units, consisting of written assignments, presentations, practicalassessments and a written exam. Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology (Written examination 1 hour 30 minutes) 25%Unit 2 - Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (Written Examination - Case Study, two weeks’ preparation time) 25%Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Coursework) 25%Unit 4 - Sports Leadership (Coursework) 25%Career Opportunities: Sports science, Physiotherapy, Coaching, Teaching, LeisureManagement, Sports Administration, Community Recreation, and Personal Trainer.PHYSICAL EDUCATIONBTEC (LEVEL 3) NATIONAL EXTENDEDCERTIFICATE IN SPORT

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES GCEExamining Board:CCEA Entry Qualifications:GCSE Religious Education Grade B or above and GCSE English Language Grade Bor above. Course Structure: Core Units AS 7 Foundations of Ethics with special reference to issues in Medical Ethics 20% AS 5The origins of the Celtic Church in Ireland and the Beginnings of its MissionaryOutreach 20% A2 A2 7 Global Ethics 30% A2 5 A Study of the Development and Impact of the Celtic Church in the 5th, 6th and 7th Centuries 30% Career Opportunities: Teaching, Social Work, Youth Work, Church Work, Commerce, Publishing,Broadcasting.

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Examining Board:CCEA Entry Qualifications:Double Award Science CC or above & GCSE Maths and English C or above. **Pupils who studied Single Award Science at GCSE may also apply.Course Structure: AS/A2 AS modules are worth - 6.67% each for a total of 40%AS (6 modules, compulsory)Unit 1 Experimental techniquesUnit 2 Human Body SystemsUnit 3 Aspects of Physical Chemistry in Industrial ProcessesUnit 4 Brain ScienceUnit 5 Material ScienceUnit 6 Medicines Drugs and Clinical trialsA2 (6 modules, compulsory) A2 modules are worth - 10% each for a total of 60%Unit 1 Scientific Method, Investigation, Analysis and EvaluationUnit 2 Organic ChemistryUnit 3 Medical PhysicsUnit 5 Genetics, Stem Cell Research and CloningUnit 7 Oral Heath and DentistryUnit 9 Analytical Chemistry Techniques Career Opportunities: Radiography, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy,Teaching, Nursing, Food Hygiene, Chemist, Engineering, Biochemist, Genetics, SportsStudy, Optometry, Zoology.A LEVEL DA LIFE &HEALTH SCIENCE

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TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN A LEVEL EXAMINATION BOARD: CCEA Entry Qualifications: GCSE Technology and Design grade B or above GCSE Technology and Design AS Units AS 1: Product Design and Systems and Control: Product Design 20% AS 2: Coursework – Product Development 20% A2 Units A2 1: Systems and Control and Product Design 30% A2 2: Coursework – Product-System, Design and Manufacture 30% Career Opportunities: Engineering, Architecture, Product design, Furnituredesign, Interior design, Jewellery design.

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Reach Across Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Financial Education Customer Service Career Planning Emergency Life SkillsJohn Paul II AwardSelf Defense First AidThe Enrichment Programme at St Cecilia’s College is created to provide all students with therequired preparation and education on life skills and social needs during their time in Year 13 andYear 14.All Sixth Form students participate in a scheduled lesson each week of this programme which ispresented by outside agencies. This programme helps the students to develop themselves,through activities and exercises, which prepares them for life after St Cecilia’s. Some examples ofthe lessons are in the following areas:ENRICHMENT

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To live their faith and to witness to faith lived out in the community.To become more actively involved in the life of their parish and community.To understand that religion and faith is not just for learning, nor is it a list of rules, but thatit’s for living.In Sixth Form, students have the opportunity to participate in the Pope John Paul II Award.The Award was created in 2006 to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II. The purpose ofthe award was to enable students:Through the Pope John Paul II Award, students will be enabled to take an active part in the lifeof their church, in the life of their community and society and also become more aware of theteaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world. This will allow the students to engage ata deep level with Christ, whose body the church is.There are 4 different levels to the Award. The Bronze Award, the Silver Award, the Gold Awardand finally the Papal Cross. The components of each stage of the Award comprise parishengagement – both liturgical and pastoral, social awareness and eventual written presentationof their endeavours.To find out more about the award visit the website: www.thepopejohniiaward.comPOPE JOHN II AWARD

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