Hillsyde StudentCourses

Courses on offer at Hillsyde 2009 - 10

Courses on offer | General Entry Requirements | Prospectus

We offer a very wide range of A and A/AS level courses, diploma and vocational courses, and English and Maths re-take courses. There are General Entry Requirements, and some courses have specific entry requirements. Find out more about these different qualifications...

Please note that Hillsyde cannot guarantee that every published course will run

Courses on offer

Advanced Level Courses

(Find out more about A, AS and A2...)

Art & Design
Art & Design - Textiles
Business Studies
Design & Technology - Product Design
Drama & Theatre Studies
English Literature (Specification A & B)
English Language & Literature
Film Studies
General Studies
Government & Politics
ICT (Information Communication Technology)
Further Mathematics
Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish)
Media Studies
Music Technology
Performance Studies
Physical Education (PE)
Psychology 1
Religious Education
AS Philosophy Of Religion (Ethics And Eastern Religions)
Science in Society (AS Level)
Community Languages - A Level

Diploma Courses

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Creative & Media Higher Diploma (Level 2)

PhotographyVocational Courses

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Level 3 Vocational Courses / Applied A Level Courses

BTEC Advanced Certificate 3D Animation
Applied Business Double Award
Health & Social Care Double Award
ICT (Information & Communication Technology) Double Award
ICT (Information & Communication Technology) Single Award
OCR National Certificate in ICT
Media: Communication And Production (A Level) Single Award
BTEC National Award In Music Practice (Music Performing) Single Award
BTEC National Certificate In Performing Arts (Acting)
Applied Science (A Level) Single Award
Applied Science (A Level) Double Award

Level 2 Courses

National Certificate In Business
Health & Social Care
Information And Communication Technology
Media - OCR National Certificate (Level 2)

Level 1 Courses

National Award in Business
National Award in Health and Social Care

GCSE Enrichment Courses

Art & Desigh - Clay Sculpture Course at Sixth Form (Ceramics)

GCSE Re-sit Courses

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GCSE Mathematics & English

Study with ComputersGeneral Entry Requirements

A/AS Level • Requirement at GCSE

5 Grade Cs or above including English Language and Maths, or at least a Merit at Level 2. We would normally expect at least a grade B in the subjects you intend to study. (If your average GCSE point score is above 5.0 we will consider a student who does not have English or Maths for certain subjects.)

Vocational Level 3 • Requirement at GCSE

5 Grade Cs or above plus at least an average point score of above 4.0 and/or at least a Merit at Level 2

Vocational Level 2 (Intermediate) • Requirement at GCSE

Average score of 4 points (Ds) from your top 5 GCSEs or a Merit at Level 1

Vocational Level 1 (Foundation) • Requirement at GCSE

Average score of 2 points (Es) from your top 5 GCSEs

GCSE Enrichment Courses

No previous art experience is needed but you should have 5 GCSE passes.

GCSE Maths or English Re-takes

D at GCSE in the relevant subject. Maths is offered to students who attained a grade D at Intermediate Level and who produced 2 pieces of coursework.

Please Note:

For more detailed information than provided here please refer to the examination board Internet sites:

www.aqa.org.ukwww.edexcel.org.ukwww.ocr.org.ukwww.wjec.co.uk (Welsh Board)

For the purposes of the above

A*= 8 points, A= 7 points, B= 6 points, C= 5 points, D= 4 points, E= 3 points, F= 2 points, G= 1 point.


The Prospectus (courses on offer) gives full details of all of these courses including any additional entry requirements.

Hillsyde Open Information Evenings

Open Evenings usually take place early in November each year at Sydenham School, Dartmouth Road, SE26 4RD.

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