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Accounting Student
A dynamic and interesting subject, with great career prospects at the end. Accounting enables you to problem-solve with numbers, interpret numerical data, produce financial reports and help business owners make informed decisions.

During your studies, you will gain a solid foundation of knowledge in accounting to prepare you for employment or university.

A dynamic and interesting subject, with great career prospects at the end. Accounting enables you to problem-solve with numbers, interpret numerical data, produce financial reports and ... more

Level 3

Politic Students
In this rapidly changing world, politics has become more important than ever. Politics is all around us and if you are interested in current affairs, ideas, and how the country and the wider world is run, then this is the course for you. A-level Politics offers you the opportunity to become empowered by gaining an in-depth understanding of national and international political issues and structures, whilst also exploring the big questions that political ideas such as conservatism, socialism and feminism seek to answer. Politics at Cirencester College offers the opportunity for you to choose a pathway. All students study British politics and political ideologies in year one, in year two you can select to specialise in either American Politics or Global Politics.
If you decide to study Global Politics this part of the course broadens the focus to include international relations. Here you will look at the big issues that are currently threatening the world, such as terrorism, globalisation and climate change. You will also find out about how the international community attempts to deal with such issues through global and regional organisations such as the UN, NATO and the EU, and evaluate how effective this is. The changing dynamic with Russia and the Ukraine; the perceived threat of China and her human rights record; concerns with the environment are key issues that you will be able to discuss.
In this rapidly changing world, politics has become more important than ever. Politics is all around us and if you are interested in current affairs, ideas, ... more

Level 3

What do Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Barack Obama and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? Interestingly, they are world leaders who studied law. For some, to study law is to uphold justice, a noble call that is most commendable, law is not just for lawyers or in the courtroom as it affects all aspects of society; from the protection of life and liberty to corporate or international relations. Law students are capable of doing many important roles in various professions.
What do Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Barack Obama and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? Interestingly, they are world leaders who studied law. For some, to study ... more

Level 3

Maths student studying
A-level Maths is the single most popular A-level in the country. This A-level extends many of the topics you have met at GCSE, as well as introducing some very new ideas. This A-level is designed to support study in areas of science, economics and computing as well as stats heavy subjects like psychology, biology and geography.
A-level Maths is the single most popular A-level in the country. This A-level extends many of the topics you have met at GCSE, as well as ... more

Level 3

Further Maths students studying
If you are planning on a career or university course in the areas of Maths, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science – or if you just really love learning maths – then the Maths and Further Maths 2 A-level package might be for you.
This means you would study the normal A-level in Mathematics followed by a specialist Further Maths A-level aimed at bridging the gap to careers and university courses with very large maths contents. This A-level contains a lot of maths that most other students will never even need to think about, but forms an essential part of higher study. If you are looking at the most selective Russell Group Universities then this may even be required as part of your offer, or just a highly desirable subject to support your application.
If you are planning on a career or university course in the areas of Maths, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science – or if you just really ... more

Level 3

Media students working outside
The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of view they offer. This course offers learners the opportunity to develop a thorough and in-depth understanding of these key issues through application of theoretical approaches, reflection, analysis and debate. We ask questions like, What is the impact of fake news? How are our ideas about gender and ethnicity influenced by the media? How has digital technology shaped how we interact with and consume media? In addition, you will be taught technical expertise and have the chance to create your own media production.
The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of ... more

Level 3

Philosophy Buddhism
Western philosophy includes discussions on the arguments for and against the existence of God, religious experience, the nature of the mind and body and what implications this has for a possible life after death. In Ethics, you will compare and contrast different ethical theories and apply them to ethical dilemmas such as euthanasia, business and sex. You will also study the philosophy of ethical language and the role of the conscience in moral decision making.
You will explore Buddhism which is considered by many to be an eastern philosophy rather than a religion. You will look at teachings on the nature of reality and human life, wisdom, morality and meditation.
Western philosophy includes discussions on the arguments for and against the existence of God, religious experience, the nature of the mind and body and what implications ... more

Level 3

Cathedral
Western philosophy includes discussions on the arguments for and against the existence of God, religious experience, the nature of the mind and body and what implications this has for a possible life after death. In Ethics, you will compare and contrast different ethical theories and apply them to ethical dilemmas such as euthanasia, business and sex. You will also study the philosophy of ethical language and the role of the conscience in moral decision making.
The Christianity pathway involves the study of the ways in which Christianity has responded to various challenges including scientific advances, secularism, religious pluralism and sex and gender issues.
Western philosophy includes discussions on the arguments for and against the existence of God, religious experience, the nature of the mind and body and what implications ... more

Level 3

Photography students photoshoot
This exciting hands-on course offers you the knowledge and skills to become highly inventive in the creation of eye catching, thought provoking imagery. The course follows both traditional and digital techniques with emphasis upon the research and study of historical and contemporary photographers.
We are one of the few institutions that still provides specialist dark room facilities as well as digital.
This exciting hands-on course offers you the knowledge and skills to become highly inventive in the creation of eye catching, thought provoking imagery. The course follows ... more

Level 3

physics student
Why does light travel through glass and not through metal? If you like asking questions like this and want to find out about the answers then perhaps you should consider studying A-level Physics. Building on your GCSE experiences, we continue the journey of discovery bringing mathematical skills together with physical principles to predict and model the future.
Why does light travel through glass and not through metal? If you like asking questions like this and want to find out about the answers then ... more

Level 3

Ever wanted to explain other people’s behaviour, or even your own? Unsure about how we can know for sure what another person might be thinking? Considering a career in psychology, counselling, social care, mental health or in supporting people in general? This could be the course for you. This course provides you with a starting basis to the applied psychology sector by focusing on up to date theories and including the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes required to succeed in the sector.
Crime and Child Psychology focuses on areas such as; what psychologists mean by intelligence and what biological factors affect intelligence, brain development and the impact of risk taking behaviour. Perceptual and cognitive development in children, and the impact on their education. Development of attachment and the influence of television advertising on children and the stereotyping in such advertising.
Ever wanted to explain other people’s behaviour, or even your own? Unsure about how we can know for sure what another person might be thinking? Considering ... more

Level 3

Dictatorship-and-Democracy
Bob Marley once said that you needed to know your history to know where you are coming from. The study of past societies, ideas and events can help us understand the modern world. At Cirencester College we think history is so important that we offer the widest choice of A-level anywhere in the region. Whatever history you have studied at school or have a personal interest in, there is something for you here. There are four pathways to choose from.
If you enjoy modern history but want to look at some different topics from your GCSE then this could be the course for you. It focuses on struggles that led eventually to greater democracy in two European nations. The first unit looks at the turbulent years in Italy that saw the collapse of the liberal state, the creation of Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship and a return to democracy in the aftermath of the Second World War. The second explores the struggles of ordinary people in 19th and early 20th century Britain for the right to vote, decent wages and greater freedom.
Bob Marley once said that you needed to know your history to know where you are coming from. The study of past societies, ideas and events ... more

Level 3

Ever wanted to explain other people’s behaviour, or even your own? Unsure about how we can know for sure what another person might be thinking? Considering a career in psychology, counselling, social care, mental health or in supporting people in general? This could be the course for you. This course provides you with a starting basis to the applied psychology sector by focusing on up to date theories and including the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes required to succeed in the sector.
Crime and Environmental Psychology focuses on areas such as; environmental stressors and their impact on our biological responses. Biological rhythms and the impact of their disruption on our behaviour. Conservation behaviours and the factors which influence the tendency to conserve or recycle, cognitive overload and the impact of observation in the workplace environment. The impact of built environment and urban renewal on our wellbeing and territory and personal space in the workplace.
Ever wanted to explain other people’s behaviour, or even your own? Unsure about how we can know for sure what another person might be thinking? Considering ... more

Level 3

Ever wanted to explain other people’s behaviour, or even your own? Unsure about how we can know for sure what another person might be thinking? Considering a career in psychology, counselling, social care, mental health or in supporting people in general? This could be the course for you. This course provides you with a starting basis to the applied psychology sector by focusing on up to date theories and including the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes required to succeed in the sector.
Crime and Sport Psychology focuses on areas such as: optimising arousal, controlling anxiety, measuring anxiety in sport, benefits of exercise on mental health, self-efficiency and sports confidence including imagery and sports orientation, personality, its measurement and its relationship to sport and teams, coaching and leadership.
Ever wanted to explain other people’s behaviour, or even your own? Unsure about how we can know for sure what another person might be thinking? Considering ... more

Level 3

Barack Obama once said: ‘The world has never been healthier, wealthier or less violent’. Despite this, nearly 1 billion people in the world today live in poverty, over 14 million of whom live within the UK. Do you ever wonder why inequality continues to exist in the world? Have you considered how gender, religion, and ethnic backgrounds open or close opportunities in your life? Sociology makes you look at things in new ways and helps you better understand the world in the 21st Century.
The Crime pathway explores crime, deviant behaviour, how and why crime rates in the UK vary based on class, gender, ethnicity and age. How can crime be measured and how accurate is crime data?
Barack Obama once said: ‘The world has never been healthier, wealthier or less violent’. Despite this, nearly 1 billion people in the world today live in ... more

Level 3

Barack Obama once said: ‘The world has never been healthier, wealthier or less violent’. Despite this, nearly 1 billion people in the world today live in poverty, over 14 million of whom live within the UK. Do you ever wonder why inequality continues to exist in the world? Have you considered how gender, religion, and ethnic backgrounds open or close opportunities in your life? Sociology makes you look at things in new ways and helps you better understand the world in the 21st Century.
The International Development pathway explores global inequality, traditional gender roles and cultural practices and how is globalisation changing the level of inequality across Africa and Asia.
Barack Obama once said: ‘The world has never been healthier, wealthier or less violent’. Despite this, nearly 1 billion people in the world today live in ... more

Level 3

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”
In an increasingly globalised world, learning a second language will open many doors. Not only will you become a confident speaker of Spanish but you will also develop an understanding of a different culture and understand the importance of challenging stereotypes and prejudices. The breadth and depth of the A-level, which includes literature, film, politics and culture, will also equip you with communication and critical thinking skills which are in demand by employers.
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”
In an increasingly globalised world, learning a second language will open many doors. Not only will ... more

Level 3

Do you have a passion for fashion or an artistic flair and love to create new and exciting designs? From 3D hand-beading and laser-cutting for appliqué, to screen-printing, this course will allow you to learn how to create textile samples and transform them into innovative final outcomes in fashion, interiors or textiles art. As long as it fits in the textiles room you can make it.
Do you have a passion for fashion or an artistic flair and love to create new and exciting designs? From 3D hand-beading and laser-cutting for appliqué, ... more

Level 3

Classical Civilisation (often just called ‘Classics’) is the original humanities subject; it will immerse you into an exciting cultural study that focuses on the ancient civilisations of Greece, Rome and Persia. This fascinating subject is multi-disciplinary and very highly-regarded by universities. The overarching cultural focus that Classics provides lends itself to important debates about identity and our place in the world which are of vital importance to us today.
Classical Civilisation (often just called ‘Classics’) is the original humanities subject; it will immerse you into an exciting cultural study that focuses on the ancient civilisations ... more

Level 3

Democracies-in-Change
Bob Marley once said that you needed to know your history to know where you are coming from. The study of past societies, ideas and events can help us understand the modern world. At Cirencester College we think history is so important that we offer the widest choice of A-level anywhere in the region. Whatever history you have studied at school or have a personal interest in, there is something for you here. There are four pathways to choose from.
In many parts of the world, democracy is under threat. This course focuses upon how two of the leading democratic countries developed during the 20th century. The first explores the huge range of political, social, economic and cultural changes in Britain that took place as a result of major events such as the two World Wars. The second unit explores popular protests in the USA from black civil rights to the anti-Vietnam war movement.
Bob Marley once said that you needed to know your history to know where you are coming from. The study of past societies, ideas and events ... more

Level 3

Art History Students
History of Art at Cirencester College will help learners to develop their understanding of the relationship between society and art. We will study art historical terms, concepts and issues alongside the influence of cultural, social and political factors on art and architecture. Learners will also explore developments in materials, techniques and processes of both art and architecture over time, using a rich variety of art and architectural works from across the world: Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
History of Art at Cirencester College will help learners to develop their understanding of the relationship between society and art. We will study art historical terms, ... more

Level 3

Bob Marley once said that you needed to know your history to know where you are coming from. The study of past societies, ideas and events can help us understand the modern world. At Cirencester College we think history is so important that we offer the widest choice of A-level anywhere in the region. Whatever history you have studied at school or have a personal interest in, there is something for you here. There are four pathways to choose from.
If your interest is in revolutions and sudden changes, then you will love this option. One unit focuses upon the violent upheavals of 17th century Britain when the world was turned upside down, the first modern army triumphed and the king was beheaded. The second explores the events and characters involved in the Russian Revolution and the victory of the first Communist regime. Both revolutions echo down through history and continue to have an impact today.
Bob Marley once said that you needed to know your history to know where you are coming from. The study of past societies, ideas and events ... more

Level 3

Middle Ages
Bob Marley once said that you needed to know your history to know where you are coming from. The study of past societies, ideas and events can help us understand the modern world. At Cirencester College we think history is so important that we offer the widest choice of A-level anywhere in the region. Whatever history you have studied at school or have a personal interest in, there is something for you here. There are four pathways to choose from.
We believe that all serious students of history should have the opportunity to study some medieval history. Beginning with the end of Anglo Saxon England with the Norman Conquest, the first part of this pathway investigates aspects of life in England and Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries. In contrast, the second unit explores the tumultuous Tudor period and allows you to develop your understanding of monarchy and the impact of particular kings and queens.
Bob Marley once said that you needed to know your history to know where you are coming from. The study of past societies, ideas and events ... more

Level 3

Explore the ancient world and understand how its legacy affects society today. We embark on a voyage of discovery that takes you first through the incredible stories of the clash between Greece and Persia, analysis of the war between Sparta and Athens and more in depth study of the Spartan politics and society. We cover the Roman Emperors from the first, Augustus to Nero, whose reputations will be a focus of discussion, through to the invasion and Romanisation of Britain. Where better to study this fantastic period than Cirencester? An exciting and engaging A-level with straightforward assessment.
Explore the ancient world and understand how its legacy affects society today. We embark on a voyage of discovery that takes you first through the incredible ... more

Level 3

English Language student
Do you want to learn how to effectively write stories, articles and reviews? Do you want to learn how the English Language developed, and is developing over time? Do you want to become a more effective speaker and listener? Then English Language A-level is the course for you.
On this course, you will be equipped with the linguistic skills and terminology to be able to become a more effective speaker and writer. You will learn how to write creatively, how the English language has changed over time and how to understand and analyse the rules and codes which operate whenever we speak. You will also learn about how children, men and women use language as well as accents and dialects.
This course fits well with any other subject where you have to communicate, as it gives you the skills to improve the clarity, fluency and variety of your communication, both spoken and written.
Do you want to learn how to effectively write stories, articles and reviews? Do you want to learn how the English Language developed, and is developing ... more

Level 3