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Art & Design - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This Art and Design – A2 Level is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The course enables learners to explore an internally set unit of a Personal Investigation and a Externally Set Assignment. The learner will develop their skills in contextual understanding, creative making, reflective recording and personal presentation.

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Dance -AS Level 3Cardiff

AS Dance is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The study of dance enables students to develop socially whilst promoting creativity, fitness and well-being.  As students become performers, they’ll also develop their confidence, self-esteem and team working skills.  

 

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Drama & Theatre Studies - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This is a one-year course of study and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

This course follows on from AS Drama and Theatre Studies and classes are held in the Hall at 27 The Parade, City Centre.

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Drama and Theatre Studies - AS Level 3Cardiff

This AS Drama and Theatre Studies is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student. 

AS Drama and Theatre Studies is designed to broaden experience, develop imagination, foster creativity and personal and social development.

It is essential that any student wishing to study Drama at this level should be highly dedicated and motivated, prepared to put in extra time and effort in order to complete the background reading and rehearse for the practical assessment..

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Economics - AS Level 3Cardiff

AS Economics is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student. 

This course covers a combination of microeconomics and macroeconomics that develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories, through consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life locally, nationally and globally.

You will learn to apply economic concepts and theories using a wide range of contexts and to appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real world phenomena.  You will develop an appreciation of the complex and interrelated nature of economics and analytical and quantitative skills in selecting, interpreting and using appropriate data from a range of sources. 

There is the opportunity to develop an awareness of contemporary economic issues relevant to the Welsh economy and an understanding of the recent economic history of Wales using publically accessible information.  You will study the role markets play and the way in which governments seek to manage them.

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English Language - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This English Language - A2 course follows on from AS English Language and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  

At A2, you are required to show deeper understanding and knowledge of phonology, orthography, etymology, lexis, semantics, morphology, grammar and discourse.  

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English Literature/ Language - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This English Language & Literature – A2 is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

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Film Studies - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This Film Studies - A2 is a one-year course of study and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It may also be possible to take this course as a part-time student. 

A2 Film Studies follows on from AS and consists of  the following two modules: 

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Film Studies - AS Level 3Cardiff

This AS Level Film Studies is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may also be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The AS Film Studies course provides a detailed introduction to the study of film and cinema industries. It consists of three components examining the relationship between film and audiences and is designed to enhance your own experience of film.

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Further Maths Full Time- A2 Level 3Cardiff

This is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

A2 level Further Mathematics is a good choice because of the flexibility that it provides:
• It supports other subjects such as all three sciences, Psychology, Information Technology and many others.
• It is recommended that any student wanting to go onto University to study a STEM subject (especially mathematics or engineering) should study further mathematics.
• It develops your ability to think logically and present formal arguments, which is essential in any career.
• It is a challenging qualification, welcomed by all universities, whichever degree course you apply to study.
•Each unit will be examined with the aid of a calculator

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Geography - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This A2 Level Geography is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The course encourages learners to apply geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around them. This will enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the world’s people, places and environments in the 21st Century. The focus of the specification is to develop an enthusiasm for and competence in geography by using contemporary real-world contexts drawing on both physical and human geography, explores people-environment interactions and encourages development of fieldwork at the local level.

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Geography - AS Level 3Cardiff

This Geography - AS Level is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The course encourages learners to apply geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around them. This will enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the world’s people, places and environments in the 21st Century. The focus of the specification is to develop an enthusiasm for and competence in geography by using contemporary real-world contexts drawing on both physical and human geography, explores people-environment interactions and encourages development of fieldwork at the local level.

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Government & Politics - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This Government and Politics - A2 is a one-year course of study and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

A2 Government and Politics follows on from AS and covers the following two units:

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Graphic Communication - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This Graphic Communication - A2 is a one-year course and follows on from AS Graphic Communication. It should be taken alongside two or three other A-Levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

 

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Graphic Communication - AS Level 3Cardiff

This Graphic Communication - AS Level is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The course offers you a wide variety of approaches to Graphic Design. You will develop a range of skills, both academic and practical, through the use of sophisticated graphical software and drawing applications. Design projects allow you to apply creative potential, theory and practice to visual solutions and communicate them through a variety of media including digital, schematic and photography. 

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Information & Communication Technology - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This Information and Commmunication Technology - A2 is a one-year course of study and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

This specification encourages candidates to become discerning users of ICT, developing a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge and understanding of ICT.  A2 ICT follows on from AS and covers the following two modules:

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Law - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This Law - A2 course follows on from AS Law and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

During the course the following areas will be covered:  Human Rights, role of the law, freedom of speech, freedom of the person, freedom of religion, right to privacy and laws against discrimination.

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Mathematics - AS (New Specification) Level 3Cardiff

This Mathematics - AS Level is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

AS level Mathematics (new specification) is a good choice because of the flexibility that it provides:

• It supports other subjects such as all three sciences, Psychology, Information Technology and many others.

• It develops your ability to think logically and present formal arguments, which is essential in any career.

• It is a challenging qualification, welcomed by all universities, whichever degree course you apply to study.

All colleges/sixth forms in Wales will be delivering the exact same specification from September 2017.

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Physical Education - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This Physical Education – A2 Level is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

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Physical Education - AS Level 3Cardiff

This Physical Education - AS Level is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

 

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Physics - AS Level 3Cardiff

This Physics - AS level is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

A qualification in Physics can lead to a higher education course in Physics, Engineering or other science/technology related subjects, or to employment where knowledge of Physics would be useful.

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Psychology - AS Level 3Cardiff

This Psychology - AS Level is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

Learners will be introduced to historical and current psychological approaches and classic and contemporary research. In addition there are opportunities to explore psychological controversies and debates. Learners will also study a variety of methods used by psychologists and will carry out their own investigations. Consideration of the ethical issues and implications of psychological endeavours will be emphasised in all aspects of the specification.

 

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Religious Studies - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This A2 Religious Studies  is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. This course is also open to part-time students.

All topics are studied from a reflective and philosophical perspective. Students must be prepared to explore, debate and discuss a range of beliefs and issues.

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Biology - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This Biology A2 follows on from AS Biology and covers: Energy, Homeostasis and the Environment, Variation, Inheritance and Options and a practical exam.  Completing this second, one-year course will give you a full A level in Biology.

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Chemistry - AS Level 3Cardiff

The aims of this AS Chemistry course are to encourage students to:

• Develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for Chemistry, including developing an interest in further study and careers in Chemistry.
• Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.
• Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works.
• Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Chemistry and how they relate to each other.

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English Literature - AS and A2 [1 Year] Level 3Cardiff

This course covers both AS and A2 English Literature so it is possible to gain a full A-level in one year.

Do you enjoy being creative, thinking for yourself, discussing contemporary issues related to literature, and developing your ideas in writing and reading? If you do, then this course will explore novels, plays and poetry including texts and contexts and is also an opportunity to develop creative reading and writing.

 

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French - AS Level 3Cardiff

This is a one-year French AS level course and is suitable for students wishing to further their existing knowledge of French. The course is ideal if you wish to develop a deeper knowledge of French society, language and culture. You will also benefit from this course if you need to use French for work, study, training or leisure activities.

 

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Law - AS and A2 [1 Year] Level 3Cardiff

This AL Law course covers both AS and A2 Law so it is possible to gain a full A-level in one year. Law is a dynamic subject constantly evolving with Acts of Parliament and important cases often involving controversial issues. The AS part of the course studies the legal environment, and the A2 part builds on this by examining an area of law. We study Human Rights in the UK such as freedom of speech, police powers, censorship and discrimination.

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Mathematics (Legacy) (WJEC)- A-level Level 3Cardiff

A2 Mathematics (2017 Spec) follows on from WJEC AS Mathematics (2017 Spec) course. It is the second year in a two-year course, due to specification changes and timetable constraints it will not be possible to study AS and A2 maths simultaneously, for the first time from September 2018.

 

To access full details about the new specification please use the following link:

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/mathematics/r-mathematics-gce-2017/

 

NOTE: There are no longer options modules in mathematics. From September 2017 all students will study the same modules in all centres across Wales. In addition to this, the new A2 qualification will now account for 60% of the overall A-level qualification grade.

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Mathematics - AS (new specification) Level 3Cardiff

AS Level Mathematics is the first half of a two-year course. It is a good choice because:

•It supports other subjects such as all three sciences, Psychology, Information Technology, computer science and many others.

•It develops your ability to think logically and present formal arguments, which is essential in any career.

•It is a challenging qualification, welcomed by all universities, whichever degree course you apply to study.

•It is interesting, and involves more variety of study than you might expect.

•All colleges/sixth forms in Wales will be delivering the exact same specification from September 2017

 

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Photography - AS Level 3Cardiff

On this one-year AS level Photography course students will gain a general introduction to digital photography and image software.  Throughout the course students will build and develop a portfolio of images. 

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Psychology - AS Level 3Cardiff

This course gives learners the opportunity to study AS Psychology in the evening.

Learners will be introduced to historical and current psychological approaches and classic and contemporary research. In addition there are opportunities to explore psychological controversies and debates. Learners will also study a variety of methods used by psychologists and will carry out their own investigations. Consideration of the ethical issues and implications of psychological endeavours will be emphasised in all aspects of the specification.

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Spanish - AS Level 3Cardiff

This one-year AS Level Spanish course is suitable for students wishing to further their existing knowledge of Spanish.  Students will develop all four skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing.  This course will also provide an insight into the cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries as well as providing the opportunities for students to explore contemporary issues.  

Students will have access to a range of multi-media and IT resources.  There will also be opportunities to develop oral skills with native Spanish speakers.

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