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Year 11 – The Core Subjects
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Further to the above, students would normally be required to pass one of the following qualifications:. Where courses have specific subject requirements, these will be expected to be studied within one of the above qualifications. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry. Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Specific subject marks may be required for some courses and where this is the case, this should be studied as a 4 hour subject.

Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses. Typical offers for students from Canada are based on having completed Grade The information below outlines the requirements for different states:.

Alternatively, we will accept a first year of study at a recognised university of appropriate standing within China as acceptable for entry to the first year of some of our degree courses. Please contact the International Office who can advise on acceptability for entry to Loughborough courses. The Apolytirion is not accepted for direct entry to the University when studied on its own.

However, we are happy to consider students taking the Apolytirion alongside either 1 or 2 A Levels. Where courses require specific subjects, these must be taken at A Level. Students taking the Apolytirion without additional A Levels will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year. Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year , alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Specific subject marks may be required for some courses. When applying, please state whether you are taking English as Language 1, 2, 3 or 4. Students taking the Abitur typically require an overall score ranging from 1. Students taking the Greek Apolyterion are normally required to also take the Panhellenic Exams.

Typical offers are based on the General Access Grade in the Panhellenics and range from Students applying for Science or Engineering courses would generally be expected to have followed the Sciences direction. We will also normally ask for a mark between Where courses have specific subject requirements, these should be taken as A Levels. Students taking a Foundation course alongside the Apolyterion will be considered on a case by case basis.

Students who have studied the Ijazah: Please note that we do not use the Optimal Average and do not consider bonus points as part of our offers.

Alternatively, we will accept a first year of study at a recognised university of appropriate standing within Japan as acceptable for entry to the first year of some of our degree courses. Students with a score of 8. Students taking the Baccalauréat Général will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Where courses require specific subjects, we would typically require these to be taken as state exams. Where courses have specific subject requirements, these should be studied at Level 3 within the NCEA.

Typically, an overall achievement of Merit or Excellence will be required in these subjects. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Second year entry may be considered in some cases. Please contact the International Office to check if this is applicable. Please see the Approved Qualifications table for further details. Students taking the following qualifications would be considered for direct entry to undergraduate courses: Alternatively, Junior College Diploma holders may be considered on a case by case basis for entry to undergraduate courses.

Applicants who have taken 2 AP Exams from the above list and at least 2 other AP Exams will normally be considered but are advised to contact their chosen Department in advance.

The University uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers listed above. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services.

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by installment. There are high levels of employment for our graduates across a range of sport, exercise, health and well-being and traditional graduate jobs. Sports-related positions our graduates have taken up include: Sports organisations employing Loughborough graduates include: The emphasis on transferable skills communication, project work, organisation has enabled graduates to enter a wide variety of graduate-level positions within other sectors, including health, education, finance and management.

Your time at Loughborough University will form a launchpad from which you can build an exciting career. Our award-winning Careers Network team is here to help and support you, offering everything from CV workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and mock interview practice sessions to high-profile employer events.

Start making those lasting memories and join the Loughborough family. Get the support you need to achieve your ambitions. The uptake for Art Enrichments is always very popular, as they give pupils the opportunity to explore new techniques and approaches outside of their lessons.

Pupils are taught a variety of new skills, leading on from KS3 lessons and explore working in a range of media. Disciplines explored include photography, textiles, and sculpture to video art and installation. Select pupils have previously visited Hertswood School and the Moda Centre for a silk screen workshop. Yavneh College has signed up to an online careers guidance service that helps students to explore the many options that are available. Key Stage 3 Pupils sign up to Fast Tomato which will help them to choose their options accurately and provides links to external websites where students can find out about careers that they may be interested in.

The information that Fast Tomato provides can be accessed by Form Tutors to help guide the pupils in the most appropriate choices at Key Stage 4. Key Stage 4 Pupils have the option to sign up to take the Morrisby Test, which will guide them towards the most appropriate career path and therefore helps them to choose the most appropriate Post pathway. There are many links to websites for careers as well as UCAS and university guidance.

This helps students to plot a career path in line with both their aspirations and abilities and also helps teachers and mentors provide appropriate guidance. Pupils in Key Stage 3 have 2 lessons of Computing per fortnight. We follow the National Curriculum for Computing, which includes areas as diverse as finding out how computers follow precise sets of instructions called algorithms, how to convert these into computer code programming and how computer hardware is designed to carry out certain tasks.

We also teach pupils how to use common office applications to carry out everyday activities as well as how to research and present topics with regard to reliability and bias. We normally try to offer a coding enrichment of some sort and often offer creative computing which involves using software such as Adobe Flash or Photoshop to create animations and artwork. Paper 1 deals with hardware, networking and the ethical implications of using computers.

Paper 2 focusses on algorithms i. It also deals with issues surrounding how real world data can be represented in digital form. The NEA consists of 3 programming tasks set by the exam board which the student must plan out and program in lesson time under controlled conditions. We use the Python programming language for this assessment.

Yavneh College firmly believes that Design and Technology as well as being an academic subject, also teaches pupils practical skills which will help them throughout their lives. This allows the pupils to gain confidence using many new tools and machinery, and to produce items which they are encouraged to take home. Homework will be used to reinforce the practical nature of the class lessons.

The use of modern equipment and techniques is encouraged throughout KS3 and the pupils have access to modern Computer Control equipment in Systems and Control, as well as a computer controlled Vinyl cutting machine, and laser cutter.

Computer aided design is also taught through the use of 2D design. Pupils have two 1-hour Design and Technology lessons per fortnight. They are assessed regularly through teacher assessment and are awarded a National Curriculum level at the end of Year 9.

This is a new course which has been started in September The pupils study each of the three areas in detail, looking at discrete electronic components, integrated circuits, sensing circuits, switches, logic gates, different types of mechanism including gears, cams, cranks, levers, and linkages. They also look at the environmental impact of using the different types of materials including recycling and reusing existing materials.

They look at industrial manufacturing and the different ways and machines which are used to produce products in large numbers. The Systems and Control course also includes an element of Resistant Materials as the pupils will have to make products which included the use of wood, metal and plastic work.

In this subject, pupils further their knowledge of woods, metals, plastics, composites, and smart materials. They also look at the environmental impact of using the different types of materials, including recycling and reusing existing materials. They investigate industrial manufacturing and the different ways and machines which are used to produce products in large numbers. Product design and problem solving are major aspects of this course.

Graphic Products focuses mainly on three groups of materials: Prior to embarking on the major controlled assessment, pupils will be engaged in several smaller projects, when they develop their practical skills, and acquire design proficiency.

They will also learn about the industrial world of manufacturing, printing and production. GCSE Graphic Products will appeal to those pupils who enjoy working with both their hands and on the computer with applications such as Photoshop, producing products manufactured from the materials mentioned above. There are cross-subject links to be found with art, science, mathematics and business studies. The course will particularly suit those pupils who are considering going into the design, arts or manufacturing industry, or might be considering a career in architecture or engineering.

As well as being an academic subject, Graphic Products also teaches pupils practical design problem-solving abilities and computer skills which will help them throughout their lives. During their time undertaking the Food and Nutrition GCSE, pupils build on the knowledge gained at Key Stage 3, such as the issues surrounding diet and nutrition and food safety and hygiene. During the two-year course, pupils look at all aspects of the design and manufacturing process by creating their own food products from concept to completion.

Pupils also use computer software to complete a nutritional analysis of their products. Imaginative writing is also taught, as well as writing for purpose, and oral skills. The Language course consists of two exam papers, based on reading and writing fiction and non-fiction texts.

A spoken language component is also included, whereby pupils have to give a speech to the teacher under exam conditions. The full course can be found here. English Literature is the study of set texts that range from the 19th Century classics, to more contemporary classic poetry and prose. Pupils sit two closed book examinations. The lessons consist of discussions of the texts with, in the main, student led work. For further information click here.

In Year 7 pupils start with the basic geographical skills that will enable them to use the fundamental tools for their studies in geography thoughout the rest of their time in school, this includes map work, scale and direction. In Year 7 lessons are taught from the perspective of Europe and the Middle East and through these areas they learn about the growth and maintenance of settlements, the processes which form rivers and plate tectonics.

Throughout this time the pupils writing and research skills are developed through three projects which are based around the topics that they will studying. In Year 8, Africa is the focus that the lessons are taught through. The topics that will be covered are population and the factors which may affect them, pupils will also be given a sense of Africa as well as energy and resource management and the weather.

Pupils will look at development around the world and globalisation as well as how the different topics relate to each other. Coasts will make up the physical aspect of study while Russia offers a wonderful case study about where east meets west. The course is broken down into three papers. This paper looks at the challenges people face in the modern would and will look at topics such as urban environments, the changing economic world and resources management. Over the two years pupils will learn a range of statistical and geographical skills that will be used at the end of year 11 to interpret a booklet that is released before the exam.

Pupils will also use the skills to carry out two compulsory elements of fieldwork that will also be assessed in paper 3. There is no longer any coursework or controlled assessment at GCSE. The new GCSE is very exciting and as a department we cannot wait to teach it to our next set of geographers. Year 7 begins with a unit of lessons on key historical skills which includes a baseline skills assessment. We finish Year 7 with a unit on Arab civilisation in the Middle Ages, which also covers the Crusades.

Year 8 begins with a study of the Tudor period with a focus on the Reformation and the impact this had on England and the Tudor monarchs. This leads onto a unit on the causes, events and consequences of the English Civil War. The second half of the Year 8 curriculum covers the history of Black peoples of America starting with the origins and nature of the slave trade and culminating with a series of lessons on the 20th century Civil Rights Movement.

The Year 9 curriculum has been specifically designed to provide more contextual framework to some of the topics which are covered at GCSE with the new specifications. Year 9 begins with a study of the causes of World War One and this is followed by a study of life and conditions in the Trenches.

By the end of Key Stage 3, pupils will have studied and been assessed on all the key historical skills covered in the National Curriculum. These include evidence, empathy, change and continuity, significance and causation. As of September the course is broken down into three papers. This comprises a thematic study of Crime and Punishment in Britain, c—present and a study of a historic environment of Whitechapel, c—c It is worth noting that unlike previous incarnations the new GCSE syllabus does not include a unit of coursework or controlled assessment.

We strongly believe that our IJE activities complement the formal curriculum, delivering a rounded positive Jewish experience to our pupils and bringing Judaism to life. Israel Society Have you ever been to Israel? Would you like to go to Israel? Do you want to know more about Israel?

Find out all about Israel, the people, the places, the culture, the food and the fun! Want to try your hand at broadcasting? Each week you will create a part broadcast to inform other pupils about what is going on at Yavneh College. Ranging from Chagim and Charity events to interviewing teachers and pupils, this is your chance to be a part of Yavneh media.

Am Echad Join the charity wing of Yavneh College, develop your leadership and teamwork skills and help put us on the map as a caring and concerned school. Help us to come up with fundraising schemes and events that are so exciting and enjoyable that all pupils will want to participate in them this term.

Movies and Morals There are many ways in life that we can learn things and one way is from television. In this enrichment we shall be watching clips from television shows and films and looking at the moral and ethical lessons that we can learn from these films. We shall be looking at films and exploring the Jewish sources of topics including the death penalty, saving lives and defining a hero. Israel Advocacy Course Tired of seeing Israel bashed in the news?

J-Art Do you like art? Do you like being creative and having fun? There will be greater emphasis on developing exam skills and techniques. There will be an assessment in speaking, listening, reading and writing at the end of each unit and a mock exam in December.

The GCSE speaking exam will take place prior to the main exam period. Work will be assessed according to the GCSE criteria. Homework will be set weekly and will include grammar and reading worksheets, writing tasks and also online listening, vocabulary and grammar tasks. This course covers two religions, Christianity and Judaism as well as four ethical themes ensuring they have a diverse choice of engaging subjects.

The course is broken down into two components and there will be a written exam for each component. We expect all students to work hard throughout the course duration and to prepare for periodic assessments as well as the final examinations in May.

Mrs L Simpson by email: The topics we will be studying include: Each of these topics will have an end of topic test and there are four mock exams papers students will sit in October, December, February and April. Your child has been provided with a Business Studies Revision guide and an examination revision workbook to complete throughout the year.

It is crucial that your child begins preparing from September in order to give themselves the best opportunity to be successful in the May examination. The topics that they will be covering are: All portfolios are to be completed by the end of February. Understanding Personal Development and Relationships. This unit is assessed through an examination. The Social Science Department will provide each student with a revision guide to support independent revision.

Ms J Phillips by email: Students are expected to complete their coursework project by February half term. Students studying this course will sit two mock exams one in December and the other in April. Miss Prothero by email: Project one will be based on a specific food investigation and the other project will be a practical and theoretical based research project. Students are expected to complete all coursework projects by the end of January.

Students studying this course will sit two mock exams, one in December and the other in April. They also have access to GSCEPod to further support their knowledge and understanding of food science.

It is important that your child remains committed and focused throughout Year 11 to prepare for the final exam in June. Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition will be a Written examination: The component will consist of two sections both containing compulsory questions and will assess the six areas of content as listed in the specified GCSE content.

These will be as follows:. Structured, short and extended response questions to assess content related to food preparation and nutrition. Please note the topic will change every year. Miss Rowe by email: On completion of designs students will be in a position to use the workshops to gain more in-depth experience with the range of tools and equipment, to produce working prototypes of their designs using a range of woods, metals, plastics and composites.

The final element of the controlled assessment will then be dedicated to testing and evaluating the products, before suggesting possible future modifications. Pupils have also been issued with a revision guides in readiness for exam preparation, which will take place on completion of coursework. It is vital that all pupils focus on these last stages, in order to maximise their potential and gain the highest grades possible. Mr S Nugent by email: Students complete two of the three exam units in Year 10, and then complete the third, externally assessed unit in Year Our learners will explore a variety of Dance styles, including; Contemporary, Jazz and Urban.

They will also develop the skills of a choreographer, to analyse, create and refine work for a performance for a specific event or venue. It is crucial that your child is working hard all year to prepare for their dance practical examinations in December, and February and the final external practical and written examination in May.

If you require any further information regarding Btec Dance please contact the Subject Leader of Dance by email: Mrs M Hunt by email: They will explore a range of stimuli to create and devise their own drama.

This will be documented in a portfolio of the process journey they have been on. They will develop and apply theatrical skills by presenting a showcase of two performance extracts in the role of an actor or designer. There is also a practical exploration of a performance text to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of drama through the eyes of a director, and this is assessed in a written examination. During the course students will visit the theatre twice, this is a compulsory aspect of their studies as they need to answer questions within the written examination on a performance that they are a member of the audience for and they also see the text performed that they will write about in the second section of the examination this helps their understanding vastly.

Costs for these visits are always kept as low as possible to make them accessible to all. We encourage pupils to participate in our school show. The latest one was High School Musical 2. The set works to be studied this academic year include: The students will complete regular listening practice questions in class and at home as part of their home learning.

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