This elective will be open to all students who demonstrate a passion for public speaking. You will prove this by submitting a paragraph of writing that demonstrates your ability and introduces us to the power of your convictions. You will choose a subject that means a lot to you and try to convey this passion in the most creative way you can.
When you can inspire through the power of your own words, the sky is the limit. You may pursue a career in politics or inspirational speaking. Alternatively, most careers require you to present to management or clients at some stage. Having the ability to speak in front of others is a very desirable skill. The course will inspire you to think differently about the world whilst developing basic employability skills for any career.
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.
If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.
Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment.
As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4.
Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.