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A Level Technology and Engineering Pathway (Computing, Mathematics and Physics)

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A Level Medical Pathway (Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics)

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A Level Social Science Pathway (Psychology, Sociology and English)

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A Level Pathways

At John Ruskin College we offer an exhilarating new way to study A Levels. We have a number of A Level Pathways that are designed to move you a step closer to your future aspirations. We offer unique study packages entirely focused on providing you with the latest skills, experiences and qualifications to enable you to pursue a career or University degree in a particular area of interest. A Level subjects are grouped together into career pathways containing complementary subjects to help you choose the most appropriate course for your career goal. More information and advice will be given at interview. All A Level Pathways are part of a study programme. More information can be found on the Introduction section.

A Level Med-TECH Pathways

Medical Sciences Pathway
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Technology & Engineering Pathway
Computing
Mathematics
Physics

A Level Pathways (non Med-TECH)

Business Pathway
Business
English Language
Law
Health Sciences Pathway
Biology
Physical Education
Psychology
Media Pathway
English Language
Film
Media
Social Science Pathway
English Language
Psychology
Sociology
Teaching & Education Pathway
English Language
Mathematics
Psychology

 

  • A Level MedTECH Pathways

    Medical Sciences Pathway

    This opportunity exists for students wishing to follow a career in the field of Medical Sciences.

    Students studying this Pathway will be able to access University degrees and subsequent careers within the broad Medical Sciences sector. Potential careers within the sector include; Clinical, Dental, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary, etc.

    Pathway study components
    This is a two year course. All students will undertake 3 A Levels in the following subjects:

    – Biology
    – Chemistry
    – Mathematics


    Technology and Engineering Pathway

    This Pathway is for students wishing to follow a career in the field of Technology and Engineering. Computer Science and Engineering are expected to continue as major growth industries, with many new positions created each year as technology develops.

    Students studying this Pathway will be able to access a wide spectrum of University degrees and subsequently progress to careers within the broad Technological and Engineering sectors. Potential fields within the sector include; Aeronautical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Software Engineer, Computer Programmer, Computer Analyst, Games Designer, etc.

    Pathway study components
    This is a two year course. All students will undertake 3 A Levels in the following subjects:

    – Computing
    – Mathematics
    – Physics

    Please see entry requirements

  • A Level Pathways (non-MedTECH)

    Business Pathway

    The Business Pathway is designed for those students who have an interest in establishing their own companies and working in the business world. Students will be given the opportunity to understand how the world of commerce and finance works, what makes a company successful and how to go about establishing the foundations for an effective business model. Progression routes for this Pathway include studying Business and Management at Degree level.

    Pathway study components
    This is a two year course. All students will undertake 3 A Levels in the following subjects:

    – Business
    – English Language
    – Law


    Health Sciences Pathway

    Studying our Health Sciences Pathway provides you with knowledge and understanding of factors that influence a person’s health and wellbeing. You will gain subject specific knowledge in areas such as biomechanics, physiology, psychology, and nutrition. Students studying this Pathway will be able to access a broad spectrum of University degrees and subsequently progress to careers within Health Sciences including: Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Education, Nutritionist, and Counselling.

    Pathway study components
    This is a two year course. All students will undertake 3 A Levels in the following subjects:

    – Biology
    – Physical Education
    – Psychology


    Media Pathway

    The communications industries make up one of Britain’s largest and most exciting employment sectors. Career openings can be found in the ever growing number of television stations, radio stations, magazines and newspapers as well as in areas such as advertising, public relations and marketing. Students studying this exciting Pathway will stand out from the crowd and will be able to access a broad spectrum of University degrees and subsequently progress into fields such as Creative Writing, Editing, Film Production, Film/TV and Media Journalism, Publishing, Reporting, etc.

    Pathway study components
    This is a two year course. All students will undertake 3 A Levels in the following subjects:

    – English Language
    – Film
    – Media


    Social Science Pathway

    Students interested in this area of study are generally concerned with the welfare of others and enjoy discovering and analysing all aspects of people, culture and societies. Students studying this Pathway will be able to access a broad spectrum of University degrees and subsequently progress to careers within the Social Sciences including: Education, Government and Politics, Health and Social Care, Organisational Management, Psychology, Social and Youth Work, etc.

    Pathway study components
    This is a two year course. All students will undertake 3 A Levels in the following subjects:

    – English Language
    – Psychology
    – Sociology


    Teaching and Education Pathway

    This Pathway is designed for those students who may be considering a career in Teaching or other occupations within education. The chosen A Levels provide a good foundation, especially for those wanting to progress to a Teaching Degree in primary or secondary education. Students studying this Pathway will also have access to a broad spectrum of University degrees.

    Pathway study components
    This is a two year course. All students will undertake 3 A Levels in the following subjects:

    – English Language
    – Mathematics
    – Psychology

    Please see entry requirements

What opportunities are open to you as an A Level student?

Higher Education:

  • Extensive guidance and support in preparing for Higher Education and applying to UCAS

Curriculum Enrichment:

  • Educational visits that will open your mind to new ideas and support existing projects
  • Support in applying for work experience opportunities in a broad range of industries
  • Guided support through workshops to help you be successful and achieve your goals
  • Development of emotional competence and teamwork skills
  • Development of analytical and evaluative skills

There may be the opportunity to take the Extended Project Qualification which attracts UCAS points and is equivalent to half an A Level.

 

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.