Fine art is about questioning the world and the individual’s response to it, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so you must also be aware of its history and the reasons behind artistic developments. This course can cover everything from prehistoric cave painting through to renaissance altar pieces, or a light being switched on […]
You have a strong interest in Fine Art and would like a route to university study combining several specialist subjects of your choice.
Graphic design is about visually communicating anything, to any audience, on any surface, using any medium. In other words every sign, advert, menu, instruction manual, tin label, designer label, website, TV graphic or things you see every day. This form of communication has taken over our daily lives and is a continually evolving and exciting […]
You have a strong interest in Graphic Design and would like a route to university study combining several specialist subjects of your choice.
Biology is always in the news: genetic engineering, stem cells, endangered species, DNA fingerprinting, food safety, pollution, new diseases and new ways to treat them. Biological developments affect our lives in many ways.
You have an interest in the living world and the place of human beings in it.
As most of us work in some form of business organisation, it is one of the most important and relevant subjects to study. Business Studies is a combination of subjects which includes marketing, finance, economics, human resource management, business ethics, operations management, business strategy and law, to list a few.
You have an interest in Business and would like a route to university study or employment.
Many of the products and items that we use in everyday life are a direct result of the application of chemistry. Pharmaceuticals, hair products, soap and cosmetics; wherever you look, you can see the work of the chemist.
A-Level Chemistry provides many skills that you will use in a variety of areas of employment or further study. It is essential for those wishing to go on and study many science based higher education courses including Medicine, Veterinary science and Dentistry. You will develop transferrable skills including investigating, problem solving, research, decision making, mathematical and analytical skills. Employers in non-science areas also value highly the skills that are developed through studying A-Level Chemistry and some students go into areas as diverse as Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Business Studies and Journalism.
During this creative and challenging course you will build on movement, choreographic and performance skills, as well as develop an intelligent approach to dance study, dance history and current practice. This course is well respected by universities and dance schools and has a strong reputation because of the drive and dedication of the staff.
Dance is a fantastic course if you are interested in developing an academic and practical understanding of the subject.
If you choose to study English Language at A-level you will immerse yourself in our language – where our words come from and how they are formed; all the different meanings they can hold and the rules we use (and break) to string them together in written and spoken texts that can forge relationships, persuade, […]
You would like a route to university study combining several specialist subjects of your choice.
English Language and Literature is the ideal subject if you are interested in both the origins and intricacies of our language – where our words come from, how they are formed and the rules we use (and break) to string them together- and reading and exploring literary texts such as plays, poetry and novels. The […]
If you are interested in both the origins and intricacies of the English language.
“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.”Barbara W. Tuchman, (Popular American historian and author, 1912-1989). “Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom. But reading is […]
You wish to progress to a Russell Group University which requires two facilitator subjects. Also recommended as a valuable premise to all academic subjects in higher education that require extended writing. The subject also counts as one of the two A-levels needed for entry to the Armed Forces. Beyond specific academic pathways, English Literature is enjoyed in and of itself.
AQA Environmental Science is aimed at those students who enjoy a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and have a keen interest in the sustainability of our planet. Little has changed from the previous Environmental Studies with a continuation of the popular based content of the biophysical environment, energy resources, pollution, circular economy and sustainability; all of […]
This is a great accompaniment to A Levels in Geography, Biology, Physics, Maths and Geology as well as developing key skills in communication, teamwork and critical thinking. An interest in the environment, plants and animals in general is a great starting point for this subject and by studying Environmental Science it will add academic kudos to that informal knowledge and understanding.
The aim of this course is to use this important medium as a way of understanding how we respond to our modern world. It is no exaggeration to say that today most of the information we get comes from moving-image broadcasts, whether on the internet or TV, and film was the originator of this form. […]
If you choose A-level French, you will study technological and social change,highlights of French-speaking artistic culture, including music and cinema, and learn about who wields political power in the French-speaking world. You will also explore the influence of the past on present-day French-speaking communities. Throughout your studies, you will enhance your skills from GCSE and […]
This course will suit you if you have a desire to improve your communication skills; you would enjoy a lively discussion in French; you have a curiosity about the mechanics of language; grammar interests you and you aim for accuracy; you have an interest in other cultures and current affairs; you may want to work or live abroad.
If you really enjoy and are good at mathematics then you should consider further mathematics. This course extends and develops the knowledge gained in A-level Mathematics as well as introducing new topics in the pure section of the course such as matrices and complex numbers. The subject is recommended for many mathematically based degree courses […]
You have a particular liking for and ability in Mathematics. This course extends and develops some of the knowledge gained in A-Level Mathematics as well as introducing new topics in the Pure section of the course such as matrices and complex numbers.
It may be studied alongside or after taking A-Level Mathematics. It is a very useful A-level to have and is recommended for many degree courses particularly Mathematics, Physics, Economics and Engineering.
In fact, some universities insist on at least an AS-level in Further Mathematics if you are going on to study Mathematics at this level.
Eduqas (WJEC) Geography is a broad, yet engaging subject will develop your understanding of the processes that have shaped planet Earth. From the global scale through to the local, geography is an ever-changing discipline tackling issues like climate change, coastal erosion, volcano management and population change. Whether you prefer the physical side or the human, A-level […]
As a student you are studying a range of humanities, science or language based subjects; it truly is an amalgam crossing over the subject boundaries. It keeps a global perspective whist referring to the local. Current world issues are explored via plenty of case-study material and if you still care for the practical, the fieldwork opportunities are there to enable you to learn in a range of outdoor environments.
OCR Geology focuses on the study of the Earth, both at a tectonic scale to micro-fossils since the planet was formed 4.5 billion years ago. It is a fantastic A-level if you wish to study a subject that gives a long term overview to the development of the planet and its processes: global tectonics, economic geology, geohazards and stratigraphy […]
This science complements well with other sciences especially Physics and Chemistry as well as Mathematics. There is also an academic overlap with some elements of Geography and Environmental Science. Theories, processes and rock petrology is well exemplified in the classroom, laboratory and within four days of regional based field work.
“In the anarchic world of international politics, it is better to be Godzilla than Bambi” ( John J. Mearsheimer, 2005). If your reaction to this quotation is to debate the extent of its truth, then you should choose to study politics. Government & Politics A-level is a lively and engaging subject that will captivate anyone […]
Government and Politics is the right subject for you if:
-You have an interest in the world around you, want to know more about the society in which you live, how it works, and how it could work.
-You enjoy debate, discussion and argument and are comfortable with the idea that in politics there is no right or wrong answer.
-You enjoy weighing up and evaluating evidence in order to assess and communicate ideas and arguments.
-You like thinking for yourself and want to develop your own views rather than accept the views of others.
-If you are interested in modern Britain and Europe and if you enjoy discussion and debate you should consider taking Politics.
History is so much more than dusty books and dead people. It is an exciting and highly relevant facilitating subject that offers crucial insight into current global affairs. Through studying history, you will be trained in the skills of analysis and evaluation, of reasoned debate and formulating effective arguments, of hunting for truths and identifying […]
A-level History is designed to build on the skills which you developed through your GCSE studies. This course is designed for those interested in understanding the value and significance of world events in the past. In the process you'll gain a deeper understanding of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity. Knowing how people lived in the past helps to understand why people act like they do today.
A good law student will have an interest in people and society, willing to take an active part in discussion and debate and be keen to explore the consequences of human behaviour and punishment. You will be encouraged to develop analytical and reasoning skills while extending your reading materials and engaging in legal research. If […]
A good Law student will have an interest in people and society. You will be encouraged to develop analytical and reasoning skills while extending your reading materials and engaging in legal research. You should be willing to take an active part in discussion and debate and be keen to explore the consequences of human behaviour and punishment. Law is a fascinating subject which impacts on all of our lives.
In the Mathematics department here at Cornwall College St Austell, we are very committed to each individual student achieving their potential. We believe that it is an enjoyable and rewarding subject and an excellent support to a wide range of careers. Members of the maths team use a variety of teaching strategies to ensure that the […]
Mathematics is a stimulating and challenging subject which is highly regarded at advanced level. It will equip you with the skills of logical analysis, deduction, problem solving , data handling and modeling that are required in a wide range of careers and both employers and universities are keen to consider you if you have successfully completed a course in A-level Mathematics.
Today we live in a totally media-saturated society. Almost any form of popular culture can be accessed from hand-held devices and most of us spend hours a day on-line; even news headlines are now more likely to be sent automatically to our phones rather than actively sought out through TV broadcasts or in print. The […]
Media is very much an academic discipline and successful students are analytical, questioning and prepared to challenge ideas. It is important that students have an active interest in the media and are willing to study, both in class and at home, a range of films, TV programmes, radio shows, websites and podcasts, to name but a few.
This course will help you to develop your ability to produce visually and technically competent collections of photographs, study the relationship between art and photography, enjoy looking at and discussing photographic work, communicate your ideas visually, and engage with practical project-based photography.
You are interested in developing your ability to produce visually and technically competent collections of photographs based on specific themes. It will particularly appeal to students who want to communicate their ideas visually; who are interested in the relationship between art and photography, enjoy looking at and discussing photographic work and want to engage with practical project-based photography.
If you are considering a course in sport or physical education at university, this A-level will provide you with a sound base. As well as a thorough theory element, you will develop your practical skills in a range of both individual and game activities. The close link between the theoretical and practical elements of the […]
Physics is about everything in the Universe from the smallest quarks to the largest galactic clusters. It is about the quest to extend the boundaries of our knowledge of the way everything works and explain (usually mathematically) the rules of the Universe. Studying A-level Physics will help you on your way to a profound understanding […]
Physics is a subject for those who want to know why things happen in the way that they do - and the very best thing about it is that you will eventually come up with questions that can't be answered today but that will be answered in the future. And who knows, you may be the very person to have the idea that answers the question that has bugged you all these years. What is more, we will never run out of questions to ask.
The focus of psychology is the study of mind and behaviour; helping you to answer all those questions about people that you were afraid to ask. You will examine research which has been carried out by psychologists and others into human behaviour, the factors which make us human, and events that transform the human experience. […]
You have a strong interest in people and want a more thorough understanding of other people's behaviour.
The focus of sociology is people in society. You will examine research which has been carried out by sociologists and others into human behaviour in groups.We are all members of distinct social groups, ethnicity, gender, social class, age etc., and you will examine how an individual’s social background can affect their life chances. You may […]
When you choose Spanish as one of your subjects, you will build on the skills you have acquired at GCSE level. You will continue to practise listening, reading, speaking and writing and will develop these skills to an advanced level. In addition to language content, you will also study different topic areas and foreign language […]
This course will suit you if you have a desire to improve your communication skills; you would enjoy a lively discussion in Spanish; you have a curiosity about the mechanics of language; grammar interests you and you aim for accuracy; you have an interest in other cultures and current affairs; you may want to work or live abroad.