Level 2 Courses

Homewood Sixth Form offers a wider range of qualifications which are described in more detail in our prospectus. For more information, please look at the guides below.

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Option Blocks

Students must select their choice of 3 or 4 courses so that they fall into different option blocks. Please download the option blocks here:

Option Blocks


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3D DESIGN (CERAMICS)

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Miss C Wood

In this one-year GCSE course, you will study a range of 3D artists, use a variety of 3D art materials and develop ideas creatively.


Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.


Course Content

Unit 1: Portfolio (60%) Your portfolio must include both:

A sustained project developed in response to a subject, theme, task or brief (the topic will be set by your teacher) evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea to the realisation of intentions. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding.

A selection of further work resulting from activities such as trials and experiments;
skills-based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits; work placements; independent study and evidence of your specific role in any group work undertaken.

You must provide evidence of drawing activity and written annotation in your work.

Unit 2: Externally set assignment (40%)

AQA will provide an externally set assignment (exam paper) on 2 January, with seven different starting points – you must select and respond to one of these. This unit gives you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding in response to your selected starting point. Again, you must show evidence of drawing activity and written annotation. Then, around April time, you will have 10 hours in your Art room in which time you are required to realise your intentions.


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Art & Design Courses


Further Opportunities

Ceramics offers an excellent opportunity for the expression of personal, creative ideas and the development of skills and techniques required for their realisation. Ceramics encourages flexibility of thought, response and engenders the development of analytical and aesthetic judgement. It allows for personal expression and teaches self-discipline.

Ceramics provides an opportunity for a healthy alignment between intellectual and feeling processes, encouraging the development of personal value, confidence and self-esteem. This course would be suited to then lead on to AS or A2 Level 3D Design (Ceramics).

96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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ART - FINE ART

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Miss J Rickard

In this one-year GCSE course, you will study a range of artists, use a variety of art materials and develop ideas creatively. Projects will include references to first hand sources and by the end of the project you will have brought all your ideas together creatively.


Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.


Course Content

Unit 1: Portfolio (60%) Your portfolio must include both:
A sustained project developed in response to a subject, theme, task or brief (the topic will be set by your teacher) evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea(s) to the realisation of intentions. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding.

A selection of further work resulting from activities such as trials and experiments; skills-based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits; work placements; independent study and evidence of your specific role in any group work undertaken.

You must provide evidence of drawing activity and written annotation in your work.

Unit 2: Externally set assignment (40%)
AQA will provide an externally set assignment (exam paper) on 2 January with seven different starting points – you must select and respond to one of these. This unit gives you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding in response to your selected starting point. Again, you must show evidence of drawing activity and written annotation. Then, around April time, you will have 10 hours in your Art room in which time you are required to realise your intentions.


Open Evening Documents

Art & Design Courses


Further Opportunities

Many students go through an Art and Design route in Further Education and Higher Education such as Graphic Designer, Exhibition Designer, Fine Artist or Teacher. The skills you learn on this course are highly valued and transferable across many career sectors, including good observational, research and analytical skills, solve problems creatively and work well independently and as part of a team. This course would be suited to then lead on to AS or A2 Level Fine Art.

96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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BUSINESS

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mrs C Cox

In this one-year GCSE course, you will find out how to think like an economist and learn how the economy functions, the governments role in the economy and its impact on business.


Entry Requirements

No formal entry qualifications are required for Level 2 courses. The intense nature of this course requires commitment, excellent attendance and self-motivation.


Course Content

In this one-year GCSE course, you will find out how to think like an economist and learn how the economy functions, the government’s role in the economy and its impact on business. You will also examine what causes businesses to fail and how businesses grow. You will study many issues within the world of business such as inequality, economic factors and interest rates.

The course is taught in 2 themes:

Theme 1 – Investigating small businesses – Assessed by a 1 hr 30 Min exam
Content overview

  • Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
  • Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
  • Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
  • Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

Theme 2 – Building a Business – Assessed by a 1hr 30 Min exam
Content overview

  • Topic 2.1 Growing the business
  • Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
  • Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
  • Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
  • Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

Examinations will be taken at the end of the year and will be a mixture of multiple choice, calculation and long written answer questions.


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Business


Further Opportunities

This course is intended for students wishing to progress onto GCE A- Level Business Studies, or BTEC Level 3.

96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mrs S Watson

This course provides students with another opportunity to secure a grade 5 in GCSE English Language.


Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.


Course Content

This course provides students with another opportunity to secure a grade 5 in GCSE English Language.

All students on the course will study the specification introduced for first examination in 2016, regardless of any previous attempts.

The course is organised into two parts: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing and Writer’s Viewpoints and Perspectives. During the course students will read and be assessed on
high-quality, challenging texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.

Throughout, students will be supported in developing their writing including demonstrating a confident control of Standard English, writing grammatically correct sentences and deploying figurative language.

Alongside these units, students will complete a non-examination assessment to demonstrate their spoken language skills.

The course offers a skills based approach and is assessed in two written examinations that take place at the end.


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96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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GRAPHICS

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mr M Davies

This one-year GCSE course offers you the opportunity to study Graphic Design which is the art of communicating information visually through the use of words and images (text and illustration).


Entry Requirements

No formal entry qualifications are required for Level 2 courses.


Course Content

Unit 1: Portfolio (60%) Your portfolio must include both:
1: A sustained project developed in response to a subject, theme, task or brief (the topic will be set by your teacher) evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea(s) to the realisation of intentions. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding.

2: A selection of further work resulting from activities such as trials and experiments; skills-based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits; work placements; independent study and evidence of your specific role in any group work undertaken.

You must provide evidence of drawing activity and written annotation in your work.

Unit 2: Externally set assignment (40%)
AQA will provide an externally set assignment (exam paper) on 2 January, with seven different starting points – you must select and respond to one of these. This unit gives you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding in response to your selected starting point. Again, you must show evidence of drawing activity and written annotation. Then, around April time, you will have 10 hours in your Art room in which time you are required to realise your intentions.


Open Evening Documents

Art & Design Courses


Further Opportunities

Future potential in this subject is very broad. Every printed page, poster or product has a graphic designer somewhere in the process. Graphic Designers all follow an Art and Design route in Further Education and Higher Education. This course would be suited to then lead on to AS or A2 Level Graphics.

96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mrs S English

This is trade qualification which will cover a range of industry skills that students will cover all the basic cooking styles and skills need to start your career as a chef.


Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.


Course Content

The WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering has been designed to support learners who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study.

WJEC level 1/2 vocational awards include an element of external assessment through either a written exam or controlled assignment and are graded L1 pass, L2 pass, L2 merit, L2 distinction, L2 distinction*.
This qualification can allow students to go on to further study or employment in the Hospitality industry. Employment in Hospitality and Catering can range from waiting staff, receptionists and catering assistants to chefs, hotel and bar managers and food technologists in food manufacturing. All of these roles require further education and training either through apprenticeships or further and higher education.

The WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering is made up of two mandatory units:
Unit 1: The Hospitality and Catering Industry
Unit 2: Hospitality and Catering Action


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Hospitality and Catering

96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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MATHEMATICS GCSE

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mr D Lintern

This course provides students with another opportunity to secure a grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics.


Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.


Course Content

This course provides students with another opportunity to secure a grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics. All students on the course will study the new GCSE specification introduced for first examination in the 2016/2017 school year, regardless of any previous attempts. The exam board is Edexcel.
The course will cover the same topics that the students studied for in the May/June 2017 exams. There will be 3 exams to take in May/June 2018. The specific topics will depend on whether the student is taking the foundation or higher GCSE paper.

The students will be supported in their learning to attempt to fill in knowledge gaps highlighted in previous exam attempts. The different topics are sectioned as number, shape and space, data handling and algebra.


96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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PHOTOGRAPHY

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Miss Hancock / Mr Matthews-Crow

During this one-year GCSE course, you will study a range of traditional and contemporary artists/photographers relevant to a chosen theme.


Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.


Course Content

Unit 1: Portfolio (60%) Your portfolio must include both:
A sustained project developed in response to a subject, theme, task or brief (the topic will be set by your teacher) evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea to the realisation of intentions. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding.

A selection of further work resulting from activities such as trials and experiments; skills-based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits; work placements; independent study and evidence of your specific role in any group work undertaken.

Unit 2: Externally set assignment (40%)
AQA will provide an externally set assignment (exam paper) on 2nd January, with seven different starting points – you must select and respond to one of these. This unit gives you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding in response to your selected starting point. Again, you must show evidence of drawing activity and written annotation. Then, around April time, you will have 10 hours in your Art room in which time you are required to realise your intentions.


Open Evening Documents

Art and Design Courses


Further Opportunities

Future potential in this subject is very broad. Every real image, product, promotional material and media work have involved a Photographer somewhere in the process. Photographers all follow an Art and Design route in Further Education and Higher Education. This course would be suited to then lead on to AS or A2 Level Photography.

96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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READY FOR WORK PROGRAMME

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mr B Harper

This programme will be open to Homewood students who have not achieved five GCSE grades at A* – C including a level 4 in GCSE English and/or Maths.


Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.


Course Content

Selected Homewood students will be invited to join this new, full time programme. The main short term objective is to prepare these young people for a full time apprenticeship or employment with training. The long term aim is to make these young people more employable and improve their opportunities in the future.

The programme will consist of either two or three days in school to work on English, Maths and a Customer Service Level 2 qualification and the remaining two or three days at a work placement. Ideally the work placement would be linked to the student’s future careers aspiration. Time spent in the work placement would help develop the essential transferable employability skills that all employers are looking for.

This programme will be open to Homewood students who have not achieved a level 4 or above including English and/or Maths.

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre will work with the student, their parents/carers and local employers to find the most appropriate work placement. All work placements will be Health and Safety checked and all will have Employers Liability Insurance.

In addition Homewood School staff will make regular visits to monitor each work placement to ensure our students are being fully supported and making a positive contribution to the place of work.


96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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TEXTILES

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Miss Parry

During this one-year GCSE course, you will research to find out about the work of Textile Artists, draw out your ideas and develop these to produce a Textile product either a household item, wall hanging or fashion item.


Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.


Course Content

Unit 1: Portfolio (60%) Your portfolio must include both:

A sustained project developed in response to a subject, theme, task or brief (the topic will be set by your teacher) evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea(s) to the realisation of intentions. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding.

A selection of further work resulting from activities such as trials and experiments; skills-based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits; work placements; independent study and evidence of your specific role in any group work undertaken.

You must provide evidence of drawing activity and written annotation in your work.

Unit 2: Externally set assignment (40%)
AQA will provide an externally set assignment (exam paper) on 2nd January, with seven different starting points – you must select and respond to one of these. This unit gives you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding in response to your selected starting point. Again, you must show evidence of drawing activity and written annotation. Then, around April time, you will have ten hours in your Art room in which time you are required to realise
your intentions.


Open Evening Documents

Art & Design Courses


Further Opportunities

Everything you wear, have in your house or see and use has been designed by someone. Many of these people have gone through an Art and Design course in Further Education at college or at university. These courses lead to jobs as Fashion designers, Surface Pattern designers, Interior designers, Textile artists or Teachers. This course would also work well being studied alongside Photography, Graphics, Ceramics or Fine Art. The GCSE Textiles course leads naturally on to then study AS or A Level Textiles too.

96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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TRAVEL & TOURISM

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mrs R Bennett

You will explore the different types of leisure and tourism organisations in the UK, gain an understanding of the various employment opportunities available.


Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.


Course Content

This one year BTEC course consists of four units.

Unit 1 you will learn about the Travel and Tourism sector. This is an examined unit to be sat in January. The remaining 3 units are internally assessed through coursework.

Unit 2 investigates Travel and Tourism destinations. It will enable you to identify and locate tourist destinations and major UK airports and seaports. You will also understand how different customers have different needs and how the Travel and Tourism industry can meet these.

Unit 3 you will study the Travel and Tourism Customer Experience, investigating the different types of customer and the varying needs they have. You will also learn about the significance of excellent customer service and how Travel and Tourism organisations ensure that they excel in this area.

Final unit, you will study beyond the UK to international destinations. You will consider how these destinations appeal to different types of visitor and will plan a holiday to an international destination in response to a customer’s needs. In Unit 2 you will learn about sales, marketing and technology in the leisure and tourism industry.


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Further Opportunities

After completing the GCSE Leisure and Tourism course you can progress into many different areas of study such as a BTEC National qualification in Travel and Tourism.

96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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