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 art is a continually evolving and […]
You have a strong interest in art and 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. This course will give you a better understanding of biological issues in later life or prepare you for the study of biology […]
You have an interest in the living world and the place of human beings in it.
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. By studying chemistry, you will discover the huge impact it has on the world around us and […]
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.
Dance is a fantastic course if you are interested in developing an academic and practical understanding of the subject. 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 […]
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.
“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 […]
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.
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.
This 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 Geography opens the […]
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.
“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 […]
- 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.
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.
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.
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 […]
An alternative to A-level Science our new apprenticeship programme will allow you to earn while you learn. This apprenticeship is ideal for anybody with a keen interest in science and a desire to gain the skills and knowledge needed to start a rewarding career as a professional laboratory technician. It is recognised by professional bodies at […]
This course is for anybody with a keen interest in science and a desire to gain the skills and knowledge needed to start a rewarding career as a professional laboratory technician. The Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship is suitable for both adults and learners aged 16 – 18. It is also suitable for people currently employed in scientific settings.