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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Open Evening and Key Dates

Welcome to our Sixth Form Open Evening

We deeply regret not being able to welcome you into the school for our popular Sixth Form Open Evening this year. Instead, we hope to introduce you to our staff and students through a wonderful and comprehensive virtual experience below.

We hope you enjoy the series of videos we have put together for you and please accept a very warm welcome from all of us at The Piggott School. You will find our Sixth Form Prospectus here and the Sixth Form Application form at the bottom of this page.

For questions relating to Sixth Form Admissions, please email tf@piggottschool.org or telephone the school on 01189 402357  

 

 

Fine Art  

The course has been designed to provide students with a rich platform of skills that can be transferred into many other areas of study and industry. The course is a logical progression from GCSE as the assessment objectives, structure and titles are very similar to those specified in the AQA GCSE Art and Design specification.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs S. Franklin to FranklinS@piggottschool.org

Biology  

Biology, with its mixture of scientific method, problem solving, practical skills and socially relevant content, provides a useful complement to arts, humanities and other mixed A Levels.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs A. Goodall to GoodallA@piggottschool.org

Business  

Business encourages independent consideration and critical debate and analysis. It promotes thoughtful deliberation of the world around us, including contemporary business issues.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mr C Drosdzowski to drosdzowskic@piggottschool.org

Chemistry  

For pupils interested in understanding the world around us at a molecular level through experimentation. There is also an opportunity to develop skills in problem solving, numeracy and team work as well as developing a broad scientific knowledge.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs O Elliott to ElliottO@piggottschool.org

Computer Science  

In a world where the number of jobs requiring skills such as software development, network management, business intelligence, data management and cyber security, is ever increasing, there is an acute shortage of candidates with these much sought-after skills.

 

 

For more information about this course please email                                                                                Mrs P Bhattacharya to Bhattacharyap@piggottschool.org 

Core Mathematics  

Studying Core Mathematics helps students to develop their quantitative and problem-solving skills. This supports sixth form courses with a significant numerical or data analysis element including Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Business Studies and Economics.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs S Forrest to S.Forrest@piggottschool.org

Drama and Theatre Studies 

Taking Drama and Theatre not only opens the doors forthose who wish to be involved in the world of theatre, it also develops the life skills that employers are looking for: an ability to plan, negotiate, work with others and compromise, explore strengths, develop self-confidence and enhance ability to communicate clearly.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs M Tomo to TomoM@piggottschool.org 

Economics  

The course is for anyone who is interested in the wider world around them and how it works. An interest in the news will be very helpful.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mr C. Drosdzowski to drosdzowskic@piggottschool.org

English Language 

This is a 2-year linear course leading to a full A Level. English Language is for you if you have a natural curiosity about language and a passion for argument and debate. English Language at A Level involves analysing, investigating and evaluating a wide variety of texts from 1600 to the present day; this includes studying how children develop language skills.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs M Browne to BrowneM@piggottschool.org

English Literature 

This is a two year course leading to a full A Level with all exams taking place in June. During the course you will study a variety of texts and explore the relationships that exist between them and the contexts within which they are written, received and understood.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs G Swanborough to SwanboroughG@piggottschool.org

French  

Students with a curiosity about French language and the life and culture in Francophone countries. A Level French is a great option for anyone who is curious about language, wants to pursue a career in an international company, study a joint honours degree at university or simply immerse themselves in the culture of France and other French-speaking countries.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs R Brookfield to RBrookfield@piggottschool.org

Further Mathematics  

Further Mathematics is a second A Level that can be taken in addition to Mathematics. It provides a great opportunity for talented and enthusiastic mathematicians to broaden and deepen their mathematical knowledge beyond that studied as part of their Mathematics A Level.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs S Forrest to S.Forrest@piggottschool.org

Geography  

Geography is a diverse and dynamic subject and the A Level course covers a wide variety of topics. You will learn and use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course. These include: collecting, analysing and interpreting data; communicating findings in different ways, and identifying and developing the links between different parts of the subject.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mr J Andrews to AndrewsJ@piggottschool.org

German 

Students with a curiosity about German language and the life and culture in German countries. German A Level will offer students, who possess a curiosity for language, a pathway to a vast number of potential careers. Taught in a small group, you will study a range of topics covering cultural, historical and social aspects of German society, while also refining and building on the skills gained at GCSE.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs C Taylor to TaylorC@piggottschool.org

History  

History is a highly respected A Level, valued by universities and an excellent preparation for future study of not only History but also subjects like Law, English and even Medicine. You will have the opportunity to develop critical and reflective thinking and an understanding of the importance of historical awareness in explaining contemporary issues.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs J Curtis to CurtisJ@piggottschool.org

Mathematics 

A Level Mathematics will give students the opportunity to further develop the mathematical skills and techniques learned at GCSE as well as introducing many new mathematical concepts and their applications.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs S Forrest to S.Forrest@piggottschool.org

Media Studies  

Media Studies offers students the opportunity to explore in detail the things in which they are most engaged and which are increasingly important to them: news, advertising, social media and the multinational conglomerates behind those products. Widely known among media teachers as ‘cynicism studies’, this course encourages our students to question and challenge the world about them and develop the skills to do this in thoughtful, mature ways.tour of this subject.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mr J Humphrey to HumphreyJ@piggottschool.org

 Music  

If you are passionate about music and want to learn more about its history and the theory surrounding it, as well as engaging in musical composition and performance, then this course is for you. Furthermore, if you are thinking of pursuing a career in music, whether it be teaching, performing, composing, producing or writing about music, then you should certainly consider taking this A Level.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Ms S Talyor to taylors@piggottschool.org

Photography  

Photography A Level has been designed to provide students with a rich platform of skills that can be transferred into many other areas of industry and study. The course is a logical progression from GCSE Art and Design or Photography as the assessment objectives, structure and titles are very similar to those specified in the AQA GCSE Art and Design specification.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs S. Franklin to FranklinS@piggottschool.org

Physical Education  

The A Level Physical Education course encourages students to immerse themselves in the world of sports and PE with the chance to perform or coach a sport and delve into the how and why of physical activity. Students will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to sport and exercise science. This complete grounding in the subject provides a fantastic base from which to build when they move on to higher education or employment.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs K Hopkins to HopkinsK@piggottschool.org

Physics  

This course is for students who enjoy problem solving, who want to understand how things work, and who want to learn skills to enable them to apply knowledge to wider phenomena. The Physics learnt in these two years will give you a fantastic insight into how the world works. It requires motivation, a little imagination and a questioning nature to truly get to grips with the underlying concept.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs A. Goodall to GoodallA@piggottschool.org

Product Design  

Design and Technology - Product Design is ideal for students who like to solve real world problems, think creatively and design and make products. This inspiring and thought-provoking qualification will give you the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers or continue to higher education.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mr M Smith to SmithM@piggottschool.org

Psychology  

A Level Psychology is the ideal subject for students who possess curiosity and philosophical scepticism, and an interest in research into the science behind our human experience.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs P Brophy to BrophyP@piggottschool.org

Religious Studies 

Fascinating and enlightening, A Level Religious Studies is an excellent subject choice. Not only will you develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of world religions, philosophy and ethics but you will also gain many valuable transferable skills along the way. The A Level syllabus combines the in-depth study of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics with the study of Christianity and the development of thought within it.

 

 

For more information about this course please email  Mr T. Stone to StoneT@piggottschool.org 

Sociology 

This course is for anyone with an interest in society and the world in which we live. Sociology is a respected A Level which can lead to further study at university in a number of fields.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs D Gray to DebbieGray@piggottschool.org

Spanish  

Academic students with a curiosity about Spanish language and the life and culture in Hispanic countries. A Level Spanish is much more than just a language course. In addition to becoming fluent speakers of the language, over the two years, students will develop their understanding and passion in a number of other areas.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mr M Connor to ConnorM@piggottschool.org

 

Level 3 Vocational Pathway Courses 

Applied Science BTEC  

This course is so versatile it could be for students just interested in science or students thinking about a career in science such as working in a laboratory. This high quality course will give you the practical skills you need together with in depth scientific knowledge and understanding.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs N Jordan-Lewis to Jordan-LewisN@piggottschool.org

Business BTEC  

Business BTEC Level 3 is an extremely popular course at The Piggott School. The new BTEC Level 3 has increased rigour, making it more technical and comparable to A Level.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mr C. Drosdzowski to drosdzowskic@piggottschool.org

Travel & Tourism BTEC 

The travel and tourism sector employs approximately 1.67 million people directly, with 16% of these under the age of 25. It is a growing industry with jobs ranging from tourist guides, hotel managers, and travel agents to sales consultants and marketing designers. On the Travel and Tourism course students will learn through a range of activities based in the classroom. These activities include producing written reports, guidance documents, role plays, presentations and possibly work experience.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mr J Andrews to AndrewsJ@piggottschool.org

Sport & Physical Activity CTEC 

The course will meet the needs of those aspiring to a career in sport (coaching, sports therapy, sports nutrition and conditioning for example) and the health and leisure industry. The course not only serves as a route to full-time employment within sports related fields, it is also a proven progression route to higher education.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mr R Williams to WilliamsR@piggottschool.org

Health & Social Care CTEC  

Health and Social Care (HSC) is a course designed for those who may wish to consider a career in the health and social care sector, giving you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding, some knowledge and skills of the health and social care sector.

 

 

For more information about this course please email Mrs K McNaughton to McNaughtonk@piggottschool.org

Information Technology CTEC  

This course has been designed with the workplace and progression to higher education in mind. It is refreshing, with exciting content which is up-to-date, engaging, fit for purpose and suitable for the needs of students today and beyond. Employers, industry specialists and universities have contributed to the course to make sure that students will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century.

 

 

 

For more information about this course please email                                                                                Mrs P Bhattacharya to Bhattacharyap@piggottschool.org 

Coaching Academy  

 

 

The Piggott School has teamed up with Chelsea FC Foundation to develop a unique sports coaching programme, with the aim of developing talented young football coaches and sports leaders. Whether you are interested in becoming a football coach, physical education teacher or a fitness instructor, The Piggott School Coaching Academy will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to develop your career as a sports leader. 

Want to find out more? Join our live webinar on 23rd November at 5pm. Details below.

For more information please email Mr A Freeman to FreemanA@piggottschool.org

Girls Football Development Programme 

 

 

In September 2020, The Piggott School in collaboration with Chelsea FC Foundation launched its new girls only Football Academy for 16-18 year old girls who have a talent and passion for football.

The programme will provide players with the skill to be able to develop their performance and understanding of the game. Training sessions will fit around the girls' academic lessons, allowing pupils flexibility to study up to 3 A-Level qualifications alongside their training. 

Want to find out more? Join our live webinar on 23rd November at 5pm. Details below.

For more information please email Mr A Freeman to FreemanA@piggottschool.org