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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.
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

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

The study of History is important. Through the study of history we learn of past societies, ideologies, governments and cultures; how they developed; how they changed and the impact on our future of each. The rich history of the world helps the student to paint their own picture of the world today, and their place in it as a young citizen.
The Revolution and Reform pathway examines the violent upheavals of Britain in the 17th Century, in comparison to the years of Communist Revolution in Russia. Focusing on not only the shifts in politics
and religion, but the changes in society, and the beginnings of the British Empire.
The study of History is important. Through the study of history we learn of past societies, ideologies, governments and cultures; how they developed; how they changed ... 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 (and the world needs more of them); nevertheless, 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 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 sill 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

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.

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

Middle Ages
The study of History is important. Through the study of history we learn of past societies, ideologies, governments and cultures, how they developed, how they changed and the impact on our future of each. The rich history of the world helps the student to paint their own picture of the world today, and their place in it as a young citizen.
This pathway investigates aspects of life in England and Europe in the 11th and 12th Centuries, you will also study the tumultuous period of Tudor England.
The study of History is important. Through the study of history we learn of past societies, ideologies, governments and cultures, how they developed, how they changed ... more

Level 3

Are you ever left wondering why you or others think, feel or behave the way that you do? If so, you should consider an A-level in Psychology! Psychology can be viewed as the systematic study of mind and behaviour. If you are interested in understanding why individuals behave the way that they do, helping others, and being a part of making positive changes to individuals and society, this is the course for you.

On the child psychology pathway, you will take a deeper look at topics such as intelligence, cognitive development, attachment and brain development.

Are you ever left wondering why you or others think, feel or behave the way that you do? If so, you should consider an A-level in ... more

Level 3

Are you ever left wondering why you or others think, feel or behave the way that you do? If so, you should consider an A-Level in Psychology! Psychology can be viewed as the systematic study of mind and behaviour. If you are interested in understanding why individuals behave the way that they do, helping others, and being a part of making positive changes to individuals and society, this is the course for you.

The environmental pathway will see you dive into topics such as stress, biological rhythms, territory and personal space.

Are you ever left wondering why you or others think, feel or behave the way that you do? If so, you should consider an A-Level in ... more

Level 3

Are you ever left wondering why you or others think, feel or behave the way that you do? If so, you should consider an A-Level in Psychology! Psychology can be viewed as the systematic study of mind and behaviour. If you are interested in understanding why individuals behave the way that they do, helping others, and being a part of making positive changes to individuals and society, this is the course for you.

On the sport pathway you will explore topics such as arousal, anxiety, motivation, personality, and mental health, analysing the impact of these on sport performance.

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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 in 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 ... 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 help 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 ... 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 ... 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 applique 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 applique ... 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 over-arching 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

Dictatorship-and-Democracy
The study of History is important. Through the study of history we learn of past societies, ideologies, governments and cultures, how they developed, how they changed and the impact on our future of each. The rich history of the world helps the student to paint their own picture of the world today, and their place in it as a young citizen.
The Dictatorship and Democracy pathway allows students to continue their exploration of 20th Century fascist political systems. Studying in depth of the turbulent years in Italy that saw the collapse of the liberal state, the creation of a fascist dictatorship and a return to democracy in the aftermath of the Second World War. It also includes the struggles of ordinary people in 19th Century in Protest, Agitation
and Parliamentary Reform in Britain between 1780-1928.
The study of History is important. Through the study of history we learn of past societies, ideologies, governments and cultures, how they developed, how they changed ... more

Level 3

Graphic Communications student working
We are creative, we are visual and we are everywhere. Graphic Communication is vast in its scope, from books and movies to fashion and video games, we offer opportunities to explore it all. We are a course that straddles the line between academic and professional development, know that here you’ll be free, free to expand your knowledge, learn from the specialists and embrace your curiosity. We’re looking beyond the structure of education into the vast realms of possibility found in the real world, as such, creativity is our fuel and you will need to tap into your imagination from the very beginning. Graphic Communication is where your purpose can be found, in the words of our Graphics' students, "You can find yourself here" and when you do, let's celebrate!
We are creative, we are visual and we are everywhere. Graphic Communication is vast in its scope, from books and movies to fashion and video games, ... more

Level 3

Explore the ancient world and understand how its legacy affects society today. We embark on a voyage of discovery that takesyou 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 takesyou first through the incredible stories ... 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 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

Do you want to make a difference in the world? The study of Biology will prepare you for a variety of careers, from conservation to medicine, where you can do just that! The course is delivered by a team of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and approachable lecturers who will introduce you to the wonderful diversity of the biological sciences. Have you ever wondered how your heart is able to beat on its own? How exactly does your immune system protect you from constant attack? Could GM crops reduce world hunger? These are just some of the areas we will explore. Throughout the course you will also carry out a range of investigations to improve your practical skills, problem solving ability and confidence, applying your knowledge to new and different contexts. We think Biology is an awe-inspiring subject and we hope you will too!
Do you want to make a difference in the world? The study of Biology will prepare you for a variety of careers, from conservation to medicine, ... more

Level 3