A professional sixth form centre for excellence 1 Prospectus 2023-2024 Be the best you can be A PROFESSIONAL SIXTH FORM CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE
2 CTK EMMANUEL “Being at CTK has been a great and immersive experience. There are many opportunities for work experience and roles for students to stand out in their academic studies and extracurricular activities. It’s a place for growth, discovery, and adapting to new challenges. I achieved grades D*DD, equivalent to A*AA at A Level, and received a £15,000 Metric Capital scholarship to help me go on to university to study Engineering.” Franklin – BTEC Engineering At CTK Emmanuel, you’ll be able to choose your specialist area from a wide range of BTEC and T Level subjects. These will prepare you for university study and careers in engineering, business, health, education, creative industries, IT and digital technology, media, sport, science, childcare or nursing. You’ll receive extensive pastoral support combined with the structure and support of a sixth form environment, an influential alumni network and lots of industry insight in your chosen subject. You will also benefit from excellent, specialised teaching in your subject, tailored to meet your needs – and careers support to ensure you progress to leading universities. All our level 3 programmes are equivalent to A Levels. Students can choose one single course equivalent to 3 A Levels, or combine 3 different subjects equivalent to one A Level each. Our level 3 BTEC students have progressed to universities including Cambridge, Manchester, Cardiff, Warwick, Goldsmiths and Kings College. They study subjects such as Pharmacy, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, Midwifery, Biomedical Science, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, and Aerospace Systems Engineering. Staff and student wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and is enshrined in our mission statement. Led by our site principal Mr Simon Spearman, CTK Emmanuel is an innovative, prestigious and highly regarded sixth form, where we promote wellbeing, environmental sustainability and purposeful social action alongside our Catholic values. Our mission, vision and ethos will ensure you develop outstanding personal qualities, attributes and opportunities. In line with our motto “Ut Vitam Habeant” you will go on to live your life in all its fullness. Once you graduate from Emmanuel, you’ll have confidence, ambition, selfbelief and all the necessary skills and experience to get into university or succeed in a brilliant career. Welcome to CTK Emmanuel! Mrs Shireen Razey, Executive Principal Welcome to CTK Emmanuel If you are a hard-working student, who wants to shine and reach the top in your chosen profession, our new centre for professional excellence is the right choice to achieve your ambitions. 97.5% pass rate for BTEC Extended Diploma students at CTK
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 3 BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE As you move into an important stage in your education, you’ll be learning in a welcoming environment that will provide all the support you need as well as giving you stretching learning targets. As well as the best teaching, you will have access to specialised graduate programmes, a hall system, extensive enrichment and sporting opportunities. You are sure to flourish and then want to go on to study at one of the country’s leading universities, or in to an illustrious and influential career. Centre Principal Mr Spearman with students at CTK Emmanuel Saturday 19 November 2022 Book your place at or find details of other events at ctkemmanuel.ac.uk/ events/ We will be holding further open events throughout the year – please check our website for latest information. OPEN EVENT Contents Be successful... and progress to top universities Be highly employable with work placements Be someone to look up to... with the CTK Character Education Programme Be in a great place… with an excellent learning environment Entry requirements… and essential information T Levels at CTK Choose from 5 courses BTEC Courses Choose from 9 subjects and 4 pathways Graduate programmes Developed exclusively by Christ the King Sixth Forms Apply now Start your journey with CTK Emmanuel 10 12 14 18 26 27
4 CTK EMMANUEL ? DID YOU KNOW... The top grade D*D*D* for BTECs means triple distinction – and is equivalent to A*A*A* grades at A Level? Be SUCCESSFUL You will have the opportunity to specialise in a subject that you really enjoy at CTK Emmanuel, which will help to prepare you for higher education and a successful career. This is why almost 87% of CTK level 3 BTEC students go on to universities including Cambridge, Manchester, Cardiff, Warwick, Goldsmiths and Kings College. BTEC results in our most recent cohort of students were once again exceptional and our Extended Diploma students achieved a 97.5% achievement rate. Apply to the best universities and Degree Apprenticeships You will be encouraged to apply to the country’s top universities and degree apprenticeships, receiving tailored help with applications and interviews. A report by national education charity The Sutton Trust, entitled Degrees of Success, placed CTK in the top 6% of schools and colleges nationally for high performance on university and degree apprenticeship progression. To help you choose the right next steps, you will hear talks from graduates and undergraduates, as well as attending our annual Careers Conference. This conference is a great opportunity to network with representatives from top universities and work-based degree apprenticeships in the UK. Set challenging career goals From your first day you will be encouraged to think about your future career. You will receive comprehensive, up-to-date careers information, advice and guidance from qualified advisors and help with arranging work experience. At our careers conference you will get the chance to meet a range of professionals, choosing from more than 100 workshops and 90 exhibitors. These cover a huge range of careers from medicine to banking, engineering, entrepreneurship and more. Whatever your ambitions, we have it covered. You can choose from a range of subjects enabling you to progress to university courses or careers in health, medicine, science, engineering, teaching and education, art and design, ICT, media or journalism, business and law. We also offer a range of A Level equivalent pathways (see page 25) and T Levels in Business Management & Administration, Digital Production, Design & Development, Education & Childcare, Engineering & Manufacturing or Nursing (pages 14-17). CTK Emmanuel as a route to Russell Group universities Our advanced A Level equivalent programmes are a great route to university for ambitious students. They are equivalent to three A Levels and attract the same UCAS points. For example, a triple distinction star grade on a BTEC Technical Advanced Diploma will be awarded the same points as three A* grades at A Level.
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 5 In 2021, CTK students went on to over 70 university destinations. At CTK Emmanuel these included: A. University of Coventry • Aerospace Systems Engineering • Applied Biosciences • Architecture • Finance B. Goldsmith’s University • Fine Art • Media and Communications C. King’s College • Physics • Religion, Politics and Society • Midwifery with Registration as a Midwife D. Kingston University • Cyber Security & Digital Forensics • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering E. Nottingham Trent University • Civil Engineering • Graphic Design • Psychology with Counselling F. University of Hull • Mechanical Engineering G. University of Manchester • Pharmacy Stand out from the crowd with our Professional Graduate Programme You will be enrolled onto one of our unique graduate programmes, developed exclusively by Christ the King Sixth Forms. If you are studying a BTEC Level 3 or T Level course, you will join our Professional Graduate Programme (PGP), designed to increase engagement with your academic studies, improve your confidence and give you the edge when applying for universities and jobs. Your programme is tailored to meet the needs of your individual BTEC course; ensuring skills and opportunities are directly related and essential for the area of work being studied. You will have the unique opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications and follow a bespoke progression and careers programme. This will give you a competitive edge when making university or job applications. For our other graduate programmes, see page 26. H. University of Warwick • Biomedical Science • History and Politics I. University of Cambridge • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences J. Cardiff University • Architecture B A C D G H I J E F
6 CTK EMMANUEL Your professional course includes a highquality work placement over the course of 45 days, developing your confidence, communication and technical skills under the mentorship of some brilliant employers and charities. You will also attend inspirational talks from successful people in your chosen industry and have the opportunity to be mentored through the Elevate Professional Development programme to develop your employability skills and personal brand. Be HIGHLY EMPLOYABLE Whether you choose a BTEC or T Level qualification at CTK Emmanuel, you can be sure you will be given every opportunity to develop your work experience, employability, professional network and career plan. Could your company offer work placements? We are always looking for employer partners to provide work placements and career inspiration to our motivated, bright and ambitious students. You could contribute in several ways, ranging from hosting online careers talks, to sharing your inspirational work journey, setting a live project or challenge, or offering internships and work placements. You could even sponsor a scholarship opportunity, such as our existing Metric Capital scholarship. Please contact our partnerships director, Mr David Pearson, at email@example.com to talk about partnering our sixth form and creating high quality opportunities for students. Elevate Mentoring Programme The Elevate Mentoring Programme was set up by CTK alumnus Trevor Gomes, who is now a Business Partner in BT’s Consumer Division as well as CEO of RISE and Director of Elevate. Trevor sits on the CTK partnership board. The Elevate programme provides you with the skills, knowledge and experiences for higher education and the world of work. Trevor and his team run programmes for our students such as personal branding and employability coaching.
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 7 HR Director, who helped me learn more about HR on a day-to-day basis including carrying out mock interviews and presentations. I also spent a week working at M&G Plc, a global savings and investment company which operates across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa. I also completed an internship with tech company Boku in their European head office here in London. The work placements and mentoring have shown me that I can step out of my comfort zone – I have sat in on talks with a range of people in global companies about asset management, HR, diversity and inclusion. I have learnt a lot about company culture and the kind of environments I like to work Maya – BTEC Business Business student Maya completed work placements at EY, M&G plc, Urban Synergy, Boku and British Heart Foundation. She achieved D*D*D (equivalent to A*A*A at A Level) and is now studying Business and HR Management at university. in. The insight and contacts have made me confident communicating in the workplace. I know what to say, how it comes across, how to present myself and how to be helpful and show my value to an organisation.” “I have seized every opportunity at CTK. As a result, I have worked with some inspirational people, developed good contacts in major organisations, and most importantly, had some amazing work placements. I spent 5 weeks working for EY in their Canary Wharf and London Bridge offices. I shadowed the HR team and assisted in recruitment interviews – this has helped me decide on a career in HR and choose my university course. I also achieved a team leadership qualification and a Prince II qualification with EY, which is great to have on my CV. Bosses at EY gave me great feedback. They liked that I was always pushing myself. I completed a mentorship with Urban Synergy. I was paired with a Our new T Levels include a 45 day work placement – see pages 14-17 for details
8 CTK EMMANUEL to LOOK UP TO Be SOMEONE Choosing your career aspirations and deciding where to study are both important decisions for you to make. Here at CTK Emmanuel, our focus is on providing a nurturing, challenging and aspirational community environment where you will achieve more than you ever thought possible. We focus on developing you as a whole person, ensuring you leave us with the confidence, attitude and qualifications to be the very best you can be – in life, in your community and in your career. I’ve made some lifelong friends. It’s a very supportive and friendly environment. Ut Vitam Habeant – Living life in all its fullness You and your fellow students will lead a full life at CTK Emmanuel. Not only will you receive exceptional teaching in state-of-the-art facilities, but you will also live a full and active life on campus. You’ll take part in university and workplace visits, careers conferences, sporting competitions and inspirational talks. You’ll organise and plan events for your fellow students, as well as having opportunities to represent your peers and contribute to decisions made about college life. As a result, you’ll leave us as wellrounded, thoughtful, caring and ambitious adults, confident in your ability to thrive and ready to realise your full potential. “My experience as a hall representative has been amazing. Becoming hall representative has been one of the best ways to support the students at CTK and have their voices heard. It has helped me to develop my public speaking, listening skills and my confidence.” Lucien – BTEC Engineering
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 9 At CTK Emmanuel, we will: • Encourage you to be ambitious and high achieving. • Challenge you to be resilient, confident, creative and courageous. • Educate you to be articulate, curious, reflective and capable. • Support you to develop the virtues of loyalty, respect, care and commitment. • Inspire you to live principled, moral and dignified lives. You will enjoy: • A huge range of high-level BTEC and T Level courses to choose from. • Exceptional pastoral care. • Specialised graduate programmes. • Fantastic links with universities and employers. • Extensive enrichment and sporting opportunities. • State-of-the-art facilities. • Excellent transport links and a fantastic location. ESPECT NDEAVOUR RIT ELF-CONTROL URIOSITY WARENESS The CTK Graces Our Character Education Programme
10 CTK EMMANUEL Be in a GREAT PLACE Be in a great position to get your dream job with our enviable track record of academic success, combined with well-equipped, industry-standard learning environments, extensive learning resources and leisure facilities. State-of-the-art facilities Major investment in our facilities means that you will benefit from specialist resources including: • Specialist T Level resources, including a mock hospital ward for the Health T Level, and a bespoke modular Engineering simulation centre • Refurbished Business suite • Brand new refurbished LRC • 18 networked computer rooms and Apple Mac suite • A suite of specialist art, design and technology rooms. • Six fully equipped science laboratories. • A media suite with digital editing and recording facilities. • A music studio with mixing, editing and recording facilities. • Specialist student support areas. • Two modern cafes. • A Chaplaincy area including a Chapel and Chapel common room. Learning Resources Centre Our newly refurbished Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is a silent, independent study area, managed by a team of specialist staff and has extended opening hours to support you. It has computer, printing and scanning facilities for your use. It also provides access to individual study guides for each academic subject, more than 10,000 books, digital resources and online learning materials, specialist journals, periodicals and newspapers, and an audio-visual room. You also have access to computers, many with industry-standard software, throughout our sixth form centre. You can use wi-fi on site and access your home drive files off site. Sport at CTK Emmanuel Whether you play competitively as part of a team or want to focus on your own health and fitness, sporting activities include: • Aerobics • Football • Volleyball • Badminton • Cricket • Basketball • Skiing • Netball • Cross-country • Weight training • Tennis • Boxing • Table-tennis • Fitness training. Many of our students have achieved team and individual success both at county and international level, and we host regular visits by accomplished athletes. Our annual Sports Day brings together all three Christ the King Sixth Form centres for a fantastic celebration of sport. As a Christ the King Sixth Form student, you are welcome to use our facilities at lunchtime and after school, including: • Sports centre • Gym and multigym • Four badminton courts • Five-a-side football pitch • Basketball court • Cricket nets “The teachers are always willing to help and will put on extra workshops with extra resources to ensure you succeed. The extracurricular activities ensured it was a good balance of study and recreational sport. These helped to keep me focused and motivated. I’m going to study Sports Science at University. I want to be a professional sports coach.” Sahara – BTEC Sport Find out how to apply on page 27 or apply online at ctk.ac.uk/apply/
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 11 Our Chaplaincy CTK Emmanuel has a Chaplaincy team on hand to support you in your day-to-day life and your journey of faith, whatever your faith may be. The Chaplaincy team, inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, are there to accompany you in times of joy or difficulty by providing a listening ear, and to help you develop spiritually. The spacious and comfortable Chaplaincy is a hub for social activity, open to all students from all faiths and none – you can drop in and relax, meet friends or take part in activities. The beautiful adjoining chapel is a place for prayer and worship. You can visit the Chapel as a quiet place for some peace and space for reflection. Chapel services include a weekly Mass and on Holy Days throughout the year. The Chaplaincy team meets regularly with 10:10 student Chaplaincy representatives to discuss issues, plan events, and contribute to Liturgies. You can sign up to be Chaplaincy representatives – a great role to help you grow in confidence, develop leadership skills and to make a difference. You will receive support and training, as well as experiencing retreat opportunities. “Our Chaplaincy is the heart of our Sixth Form. It’s a place where all students can meet and form new friendships. I enjoy coming to this space due to its calm atmosphere and there is always staff to talk to.” “I have felt very well supported during lockdown in terms of opportunities and outlets for prayer and reflection.”
12 CTK EMMANUEL Entry Requirements and Essential Information Each Christ the King Sixth Form has a distinctive environment and provides a set of unique opportunities for its students. At CTK Emmanuel, our focus is on providing high level professional qualifications which enable bright. ambitious, hard-working students to be the best they can be, gaining access to top universities as a result. CTK Emmanuel now offers an even wider range of courses with the introduction of T Levels in Business Management & Administration, Digital Production, Design & Development, Education & Childcare, Engineering & Manufacturing and Nursing, as well as our A Level equivalent pathways. Our pathways enable you to study three individual subjects, each worth the same UCAS points as one A Level. See page 25 for our full range of Pathway options. Entry criteria for CTK Emmanuel Our BTEC Level 3 and T Level Professional Graduate Programme (PGP) is equivalent to 3 A Levels. To join our Professional Graduate Programme, you’ll need four GCSEs at grades 9-4 including Maths and English. For Applied Science, four “I would definitely recommend CTK Emmanuel. It’s a sixth form that pushes you to achieve the very best possible grades in a great environment, with very supportive classmates and teachers. Being at this sixth form has given me the opportunity to become a student ambassador, strengthen my confidence and enjoy meeting new people. I was very proud to achieve the top distinction grade in my level 2 Business course. Now I have completed the level 3 and I’m going to the University of Westminster to study Business and Entrepreneurship.” Ashvi – achieved D*D*D (equivalent to A*A*A at A Level) in BTEC Business GCSEs grade 9-4 including English, Maths and Science are required. If you show determination, hard work and a desire to succeed, yet you don’t yet meet these entry requirements, we have a range of programmes to help you excel in our nurturing and aspirational environment. Please see page 26 for other routes. Dress code at CTK Emmanuel When you join CTK Emmanuel, you and your fellow students will be expected to wear business-like attire. Plain black, dark grey, navy blue or dark brown formal, business-like suits are required (tailored trouser or skirt). A jacket is optional – a plain dark jumper or cardigan can be worn as an alternative. Coloured shirts or blouses are acceptable if suitable for a working environment. This will be worn for the majority of your time when at the sixth form. There will be other times where specific professional clothing will be worn, for example, tracksuits for sports and specific over-jacket for engineering. This is intended to support you in making appropriate choices as you prepare for the professional area of your choice. Your tailored sixth form experience When you have your interview with us, our tutors will discuss your options and help you make the subject choice that is right for you. Once your application has been accepted, your study programme will be tailored to your needs and you will be placed in a tutor group.
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 13 Courses at CTK Emmanuel • T Levels 14 • Art and Design 18 • Business 19 • Engineering 19 • Health and Social Care 20 • Information Technology 21 • Media (Creative Digital Media Production) 21 • Science (Applied) 22 • Science (Forensic) 23 • Sport 24 • Pathways 25 87% of level 3 BTEC students went on to university in 2022 Extended Diplomas – equivalent to three A Levels Our Extended Diplomas are equivalent to three A Levels. This option is great if you know what you want to study at university already, or if you want to focus on a single subject you really enjoy. You can study an Extended Diploma in Art, Business, Engineering, Health & Social Care, ICT, Media, Science, Forensic Science or Sport. T Levels CTK Emmanuel has been selected to offer T Levels in Business Management & Administration, Digital Production, Design & Development, Education & Childcare, Engineering & Manufacturing and Nursing. T Levels are a brand-new, 2-year qualification that will give you a head start towards the career you want, thanks to 45-day work placements. T Levels have been designed in partnership with businesses and employers to give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in the workplace. See pages 14-17. Combine 3 subjects with our A Level equivalent pathways If you want to study more than one subject, you can choose to combine up to 3 different subjects with our A Level equivalent pathways – and you’ll earn the same UCAS points as 3 A Levels. There are four pathways to choose from: Business, Law and ICT; Creative; Criminology; and Social Sciences. See page 25. Your study choices at CTK Emmanuel TO VIEW THE FULL RANGE OF COURSES ON OFFER AT CTK EMMANUEL, VISIT www.ctkemmanuel.ac.uk/courses Be supported Our tutorial and pastoral support systems ensure you will be nurtured and valued as an individual. We aim for you to graduate not just with the academic achievements you need, but also fully prepared to contribute to society as a well-rounded, self-aware, motivated, and knowledgeable young person. Help with additional needs If you have additional needs, or English is not your first language, we have a dedicated learning support area with experienced staff. Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you to discuss your needs so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed. External speakers Our external speaker programme brings more than 30 specialists in their field to our Christ the King Sixth Form centres each year. Previous speakers have included Sir Ian Cheshire (Chairman of Barclays), David Thompson (film producer) and Gary Gibbon (Channel 4 News Political Editor). You will also hear from entrepreneurs and high-fliers in the creative industries. ALMOST
14 CTK EMMANUEL BUSINESS – MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION T LEVEL (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) CONTENT During this course you will obtain the knowledge and skills required to work in a management position, start your own business, or start your career in a range of business functions such as HR, accounting, management, systems and project management, and more. On this two-year course, you will study a wide range of topics including Business Context, People, Quality Compliance, Project, and Change Management. You can expect to enjoy a 45-day work placement getting familiar with business functions, systems and process as well as attending meetings or dealing with customers depending on the role. You’ll be taught and inspired by business experts in our fantastic on-site facilities, as well as learning in the real work environment on your work placement. This course is ideal for you as the foundation to progress into any sector that requires administrative, managerial or leadership roles in your future. Do you want to be a leader in business? Maybe one day you will run your own business? Business careers can include marketing, HR, law, quality assurance, project management, change management and more. T Levels at CTK Emmanuel T Levels have been designed in partnership with businesses and employers to give you the technical skills and knowledge to succeed in the workplace. These brand-new, 2-year qualifications will give you a head start towards the career you want. CTK Emmanuel offers T Levels in the following subjects: • Business – Management & Administration • Digital Production, Design & Development • Education & Childcare • Engineering & Manufacturing • Nursing T LEVELS Business Careers • Accountant • Business Analyst • Business Teacher • Consultant • Entrepreneur • Events Management • Government • Human Resources • Law • Marketing • Operations Manager • Procurement Manager • Public Relations • Sales • Training
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 15 DIGITAL PRODUCTION, DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT T LEVEL (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) EDUCATION & CHILDCARE T LEVEL (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) Our T Level in Education & Childcare is a perfect match for you if you’re aiming for a career in education or early years care. You can go on to study a range of childcare and education courses at university, a degree apprenticeship, or start work as a playworker, teaching assistant, nursey worker, learning mentor, or in special education needs. CONTENT This 2-year course provides a choice of three occupational specialisms: Early Years Education and Childcare; Assisting Teaching; and Supporting and Mentoring students in Further and Higher Education. All of these specialisms combine both the on-site training with the 45day work placement. This is a great option if you are interested in learning the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment, or higher-level technical training. You will learn a variety of practical and theoretical skills through learning at CTK Emmanuel in our state-of-the-art facilities. You will also get the opportunity to work in an organisation on work placement, where you can put your learning in childcare or education into practice. This course is an excellent choice for a career encompassing software development and design. Employment options could include web development, web designer, software designer, computer games tester, computer games developer, e-learning developer and many more. CONTENT Throughout the 2-year course, you will gain skills and knowledge in a wide range of areas including programming, security practices, data, problem solving and digital environments. You can also expect to apply what you learn in a work environment, with a 45-day work placement. Your placement will provide you with invaluable insight, skills, and the experience of working in a professional setting. If you are interested in technology and would like to have a career in the field, this T Level is an excellent choice in beginning that journey. FOR MORE COURSE INFORMATION, SEE OUR WEBSITE: ctkemmanuel.ac.uk
16 CTK EMMANUEL ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING T LEVEL (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) CONTENT During this 2-year technical qualification, you’ll learn a range of theoretical and practical mechanical and electrical engineering skills. There are many different career routes available, including mechanical, robotic, electrical, industrial, chemical or civil engineering. Mechanical engineers are responsible for designing and manufacturing products and machines. Electrical engineering is centred around electricpowered technology. This T Level course has a strong focus on gaining practical workplace experience through a 45-day work placement, as well as developing a high level of theoretical, academic knowledge. You will take your learning from CTK into the work placement – providing an exceptional experience in a real engineering context. You will learn how to be an engineer in the workplace and make a valuable contribution at work. You will learn what is expected of an engineer and how an engineer conducts themselves in the workplace. This is a hugely exciting way of learning and developing your study and future career, studying and developing important work skills at the same time. You will learn in our exceptional new engineering facilities, taught by our engineering team who are experts in their field. Our team works closely with you and our employer partners to ensure your placement helps you decide which element of engineering you enjoy the most, to inform your future career or university/ apprenticeship choices. Engineers build skyscrapers, create robots and robotic systems, design and test mechanics, design and supervise large construction projects and invent and change ways of working in the world. Engineers might work in health and medicine as a bio engineer, in robotics or artificial intelligence, in the RAF or aviation engineering, in carbon neutral technology, join a tech start up, or work in oil or gas around the world. Engineering Careers • Software Engineer • Biotech Engineer • Chemical Engineer • Electrical Engineer • Electronic Engineer • Mechanical Engineer • Civil Engineer • Environmental Engineer • Marine Engineer • Bio Engineer • IT Engineer • Aviation Engineer ? DID YOU KNOW... Big tech companies like Facebook, TikTok and YouTube are constantly recruiting engineers to keep their platforms running smoothly?
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 17 NURSING T LEVEL (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) CONTENT This exciting new 2-year qualification will give you the experience and skills to be successful supporting health care in nursing or midwifery. The course is focused towards training you to work in the health sector in a front-line role, supporting midwives or adult nurses. There are a number of additional career options available to you when you progress from this course on to degree apprenticeships or full-time university study. After gaining a relevant degree, careers could include speech and language therapy, occupational health, or becoming a qualified midwife, paramedic or nurse. You will learn in our state-of-the-art health facilities, which includes a careful recreation of a working hospital ward. The T Level in Nursing will mix learning at CTK Emmanuel with work placements over a 45-day period. You will bring your work placement skills and experience back to your CTK teaching sessions, and you will be able to apply your academic learning while on your work placements. Do you have a mission to improve and save lives? Nursing careers include nursing, health care, paramedic, occupational health, speech and language therapy, counselling, physiotherapy and more. Other career options involve solving issues we face as a society – through becoming a youth worker, a social worker or a counsellor. You could also go on to teach this subject in a college or university. Health Work Placements “I found my placement invaluable in gaining experience working with patients who have different medical conditions including depression, Alzheimer’s, and Schizophrenia. I have experienced the many ways in which these conditions affect each individual, and I have learned how medication helps them.” Bridget – CTK Emmanuel student “Work placements give students the opportunity, experience, and knowledge to understand what to expect within a health or care workplace. The CTK students who complete work placements take on valuable roles within our care settings, experiencing as many real-life situations with our residents as possible. For us as a care organisation, it has been very beneficial to have such positive students who can interact with our residents, whether running activity sessions or taking time to have a conversation with them.” Roselyn – Manager, Waterfield Supported Homes
18 CTK EMMANUEL ART AND DESIGN BTEC TECHNICAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) CONTENT You will experiment with a wide range of tools, materials and techniques in order to extend your practical skills. You will also have the opportunity to study and practice fine art, 3D and textile design, graphics and photography. During your first year of study, you will develop the knowledge and skills that are essential to the creative process within a broad range of art and design practices. In your second year you will develop a portfolio of work that reflects your creative direction and personal identity within a specialist area of your choice. Work placements will enable you to gain experience in careers and pathway for the arts. Gaining real life experience which demonstrates the wide variety of roles art and design offers will be a key element of your time at CTK Emmanuel. BTEC COURSES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please see the general entry requirements for CTK Emmanuel on page 12. If you do not meet these entry requirements, please see page 26 for other courses which may be of interest to you. ASSESSMENT This course is equivalent to three A Levels. You will be assessed through centre-devised projects and assignments. If you’d like to work in the creative industry, this course supports progression into careers in fine art, graphic communication, fashion and textile design, animation, photography and 3D design. Chizoba – BTEC Business “Studying at CTK has enabled me to become more independent as a person. I have been able to take on more responsibility for my own learning and acquire new skills such as my time management and organisational skills. I achieved a D*D*D*, equivalent to A*A*A* at A Level, and I look forward to attending Aston University to study Business Management.” Alexsandra – BTEC Art and Design “I achieved DDD, equivalent to AAA at A Level. At CTK, teachers see your potential and really push you along your path. My teachers introduced me to mentoring programmes and university summer schools that I would never have found on my own. Everyone here wants the very best for their students.” FOR MORE COURSE INFORMATION, SEE OUR WEBSITE: ctkemmanuel.ac.uk
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 19 BUSINESS BTEC TECHNICAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) ENGINEERING BTEC TECHNICAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) If you study Engineering, you could soon be learning about sustainable energies, robotics, aeronautics, and medical technology or intelligent building design. According to a 2018 government study, the engineering sector needs around 186,000 skilled recruits each year until 2024. There are a huge number of careers across every sector of the economy. This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and accrues UCAS points in the same way – so there are lots of progression routes to respected universities to study Engineering at degree level. CONTENT Throughout the engineering course you will undertake a work placement, enabling you to use your knowledge and skills in practice in a real engineering context. It also enables you to bring your work placement experience back to the classroom and to enhance your understanding of the different disciplines and variety of work engineers undertake. You will be using Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems to design stimulating products, and standard computer packages to produce illustrated reports. You will study engineering product design and manufacture, microcontroller systems for engineers, calculus to solve engineering problems and engineering principles. Optional units include mechanical behaviour of non-metallic materials, welding technology, electrical installation of hardware and cables, Computer Aided Design, and electrical power distribution and transmission. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please see the general entry requirements for CTK Emmanuel on page 12. If you do not meet these entry requirements, please see page 26 for other courses which may be of interest to you. ASSESSMENT The course is equivalent to three A Levels and is assessed through practicals, assessments and coursework. This course is highly valued by employers and universities. It is a strong pathway to universitylevel courses and careers in subjects such as finance, human resources, management and marketing. CONTENT On this work-related course, you will complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, with a focus on finance, ICT, law and marketing. You will visit a range of workplaces and will receive input from many prestigious business partners. You will also access a work placement one day per week throughout your first year on this course. You will study topics such as exploring business, developing a marketing campaign, personal and business finance, managing an event, and international business. You will also develop your time management and essay writing skills. This two-year course is equivalent to three A Levels and will equip you with the necessary skills to progress to employment and higher education. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please see the general entry requirements for CTK Emmanuel on page 12. If you do not meet these entry requirements, please see page 26 for other courses which may be of interest to you. ASSESSMENT The course is equivalent to three A Levels. It is assessed both internally and externally by set tasks and examinations. Sonia – BTEC Applied Science “If you’re looking for a sixth form with the best community, the best level of teaching and really kind-hearted people where you will build your future, CTK is the place to go! One of my greatest achievements was being part of the student council, student governor and Vice President of the Student Executive, as well as a student ambassador. I achieved D*D*D (equivalent to A*A*A at A Level) and am going to study Psychology at University of Southampton.”
20 CTK EMMANUEL Ibrahim – BTEC Health & Social Care “I would recommend CTK to everyone. You have a chance to meet new people and be supported by amazing teachers. The support I received from my teachers and the wider community really helped me to do well. The Health and Social Care trip to Paris was one of the highlights and getting the right grades to be able to go off to university. I achieved DDD (equivalent to AAA at A Level) and am going to study Mental Health at Middlesex University – I want to be a counsellor.” HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC TECHNICAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) This course can also provide access to relevant apprenticeships in care. CONTENT This course will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop a good knowledge base and practical care skills for professions within health and social care. The BTEC Technical Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care will empower you to grow in confidence, improve their organisational skills and mature intellectually. You still study topics such as human lifespan development, working in health and social care, anatomy and physiology, enquiries into current research in health and social care, meeting individual care and support needs, BTEC COURSES promoting public health, and principles of safe practice in health and social care. You will also undertake a work placement as part of your course. As a health practitioner you will need to understand and develop your knowledge and skills in real life situations. The work placement is essential in building your understanding and experience of health care in a variety of settings. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please see the general entry requirements for CTK Emmanuel on page 12. If you do not meet these entry requirements, please see page 26 for other courses which may be of interest to you. ASSESSMENT This course is equivalent to three A Levels. Four units on this course will be externally assessed through examinations, which makes up 42% of the final result. All remaining units will be assessed and graded through reports, activities, a controlled assessment and a variety of other tasks. After completing your advanced diploma, you can progress on to degrees in social work, paramedic science, occupational therapy, police, probation services, midwifery, youth and community work and all fields of nursing. FOR MORE COURSE INFORMATION, SEE OUR WEBSITE: ctkemmanuel.ac.uk
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 21 ? DID YOU KNOW... The skills shortage in key areas of the digital economy means there are a vast amount of job opportunities for you, should you study an ICT related course at university. Source: Overview of the IT sector in the UK MEDIA (CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION) BTEC TECHNICAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) This course is valued by employers and universities. On completion of the course you can progress to a degree course such as multimedia, advertising, TV or film. The course also provides excellent opportunities to begin work within the media industry. CONTENT The course in Creative Digital Media Production is perfect if your ambition is to work in the media or the creative industries, covering units such as film editing, sound editing, digital photography and advertising production. You’ll develop a broad understanding of creative media whilst building on specialist areas of interest. The course will ensure that you start building the technical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to working in the evolving, fast moving and exacting media industry. The units also provide a unique insight into employment opportunities, job requirements, and working practices needed to compete in such a highly competitive industry. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please see the general entry requirements for CTK Emmanuel on page 12. If you do not meet these entry requirements, please see page 26 for other courses which may be of interest to you. ASSESSMENT This course is equivalent to three A Levels. You will be assessed by coursework and external examination. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BTEC TECHNICAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) This is an excellent course to study if you are considering a degree or career in information systems, computer animation, website design or database administration. A BTEC in Information Technology is also a good pathway to combine with business information systems and project management. CONTENT You will be studying the relationship between hardware and software, managing and communicating information and data, and the principles of designing and developing digital technologies and processes to support organisations. This course also includes a choice of optional units, covering areas such as data modelling and analytics, mobile internet technologies, creative technologies and enterprise for IT. The core units you will study include Information Technology systems, creating systems to manage information, using social media in business, programming, IT project management, cyber security and incident management and IT service delivery. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please see the general entry requirements for CTK Emmanuel on page 12. If you do not meet these entry requirements, please see page 26 for other courses which may be of interest to you. ASSESSMENT This course is equivalent to three A Levels. You will be assessed through centre devised projects and assignments. Lara – BTEC Media “I achieved D*D*D, equivalent to A*A*A at A Level. I recommend CTK because it has a strong sense of community and really good teachers. I’ve really enjoyed meeting new people and my course trips. My teachers offer one-to-one support and advice on improving my coursework. I have applied to study Communications and Media at the University of Kent.”
22 CTK EMMANUEL BTEC COURSES SCIENCE (APPLIED) BTEC TECHNICAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) Did you know that the average salary for Science jobs is £52,500 Source: CW jobs: average salary for Science jobs Jack – BTEC Forensic Science “I achieved D*D*D (equivalent to A*A*A at A Level) and am now going to the University of Derby. Everyone is really friendly and welcoming at CTK and I’ve made a lot of friends. I want to study Forensic Science at University so that I can work in police forensics in the future. My tutor has helped me with my UCAS application and my science teacher has really helped me with my coursework. I would recommend CTK because the teachers are very supportive.” If you study Applied Science, there is a wide range of career paths you could take, including pharmacy, engineering, nutritional science and nursing. CONTENT This two-year, full-time course is equivalent to 3 A Levels, which means you can progress to a range of universities. During the course, you’ll study science investigation skills, principles and applications of science, genetics and genetic engineering, physiology of human body systems and electrical circuits and their application. You’ll also develop medical physical techniques, laboratory techniques and their applications, investigative science project, microbiology and microbiological techniques and forensic evidence collection and analysis. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please see the general entry requirements for CTK Emmanuel on page 12. If you do not meet these entry requirements, please see page 26 for other courses which may be of interest to you. ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through a combination of internally set and verified coursework, written examinations and externally assessed assignment tasks.
A professional sixth form centre for excellence 23 FOR MORE COURSE INFORMATION, SEE OUR WEBSITE: ctkemmanuel.ac.uk Amal – BTEC Applied Science “I have enjoyed meeting new people who are all kind-hearted and have the same aspirations that I do. The teaching is outstanding. My greatest achievement was winning the Jack Petchey award and achieving very high grades, all thanks to my teachers who are caring, considerate and supportive. I am applying to Durham University and plan to pursue a career as a Forensic Pathologist or Cardiothoracic Surgeon.” SCIENCE (FORENSIC) BTEC TECHNICAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) CONTENT During your two-year course, you’ll study the principles and applications of science, practical scientific procedures and techniques, science investigation skills, laboratory techniques and their applications and contemporary issues in science. The optional units will cover topics such as chemical analysis, applications of organic chemistry, and forensic evidence collection and analysis. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please see the general entry requirements for CTK Emmanuel on page 12. If you do not meet these entry requirements, please see page 26 for other courses which may be of interest to you. ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through coursework, written examinations and externally assessed assignments. 60% of your course will be assessed through coursework and the remaining 40% through externally assessed written examinations that will assess your scientific knowledge and practical skills. BTEC Forensic Science is respected by universities, and progression to Higher Education is high. You could go on to pursue a range of different career paths including biomedical sciences, forensic science, engineering, bioscience, nutrition, biochemistry, pharmacology, radiography and nursing.
24 CTK EMMANUEL BTEC COURSES SPORT BTEC TECHNICAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) It is also appropriate for progression to teaching roles that would be entered through specialist degree routes. CONTENT You will develop knowledge, understanding, practical skills and appreciation of the context in which sports activity takes place. You will study topics such as anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being, sports leadership, sports event organisation, development and provision of sport and physical activity, coaching for performance, professional development in the sports industry, sports psychology, practical sports performance, application of fitness testing, rules and regulations, investigating business in sport, skill acquisition and research methods. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please see the general entry requirements for CTK Emmanuel on page 12. If you do not meet these entry requirements, please see page 26 for other courses which may be of interest to you. ASSESSMENT This course is equivalent to three A Levels. You will be assessed through coursework and externally examined units. The BTEC Technical Advanced Diploma in Sport is for those wishing to pursue a career in sports development or jobs in coaching and the fitness industry, sports therapy and rehabilitation and business in sport, for example marketing. Stefan – BTEC Sport “I have really enjoyed my time at CTK Emmanuel. It is a place that pushes you to get the best out of yourself. My biggest achievement was when I was awarded a Jack Petchey certificate and I became the course Rep for Sports. I will always remember the extra support teachers gave me. I’m going to study Sports and Physiotherapy at university.” FOR MORE COURSE INFORMATION, SEE OUR WEBSITE: ctkemmanuel.ac.uk ? DID YOU KNOW... A degree in a sports related subject will provide you with a strong foundation on which you can build a career in the sports industry. It will also give you highly transferable business and management skills. Prospects: What can I do with my Sports Science degree?