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Enrich your learning with the Q-XTRA Programme

Final year students collecting Q-XTRA certificates

We want to support and enable you to leave college with more skills and experiences than just those gained through your studies. To do this, the Q-XTRA programme encourages you to seek out experiences that maintain your health, contribute to your community, develop your employability, and enhance your skills and interests. For everything you do alongside your studies either in or out of college, you can receive credits leading to either Bronze, Silver or Gold Q-XTRA certification.

Health

This programme looks at tips on Managing Anxiety, exam stress, coping strategies and triggers for anxiety. The managing anxiety group is a mix of discussion work/interactive techniques such as practising breathing as well as a personal progress log.

Length: Six weeks, 1.5 hrs per week

Practice gentle movement and meditation in a calm and supportive environment. Increase flexibility, tone and core strength. Improve focus and concentration. Learn techniques for anxiety and stress management.

Length: 1 Term, 1.5 hrs per week

A 6 week course designed to promote health, wellbeing, practical self defence skills and personal development. The classes provide students with a fun, positive and safe environment to learn new skills with qualified instructors.

Length: Six weeks, 1.5 hrs per week

A fun-based participation football session. Male and female students will have the opportunity to take part in a football session focussed on the social aspect of sport. Sessions are led by fully qualified coaches who will give students the opportunity to improve their skills, however sessions are primarily focussing on fun games. All abilities and skill levels are welcome.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs per week

Female fitness is a women’s only fitness session in the Fitness Suite, incorporating a range of different exercise and fitness methods in a fun and engaging way. It is with Paige, our fully qualified personal trainer. The session is aimed at anyone with an interest in improving fitness, health and wellbeing. The sessions will be tailored to suit the needs of the clients.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs per week

A fun-based participation session, aimed at students wishing to take part in the activity for social and recreational purposes. Sessions are staff led and will lead to some improvement in fitness and skill development, but the focus is very much on fun and game time.

Length: All Year, 1.5hrs per week

A fun-based participation football session. Male and female students will have the opportunity to take part in a football session focussed on the social aspect of sport. Sessions are led by fully qualified coaches who will give students the opportunity to improve their skills, however sessions are primarily focussing on fun games. All abilities and skill levels are welcome.

Students will work with the volleyball coach to improve their skills and develop their fitness. From this session a team will be selected to represent the college at Hampshire colleges and AOC regional and National competitions. Students who do not want to play in competitive matches can still attend this session and take part in the training and drills.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs per week. Training Tuesday am.

The badminton programme is a popular and thriving one, with men’s, women’s and mixed catered for. The badminton squad has performed well at local, regional and national levels.

The women’s Basketball programme is a growing and thriving programme aimed at team players and school/recreation players. The Team BP team play in the Hampshire Colleges league and Cup, the AoC cups and tournaments.

Length: All Year Training. Friday (1.5 hrs) and matches after college on a Tuesday

The Men’s football programme is a growing and thriving programme aimed at team players. There are five teams competing in the Hampshire Colleges League and Cup. The Elite Team also compete in the AoC and English Schools national cup competitions.

Length: All Year Training. 1.5 hrs/week and matches Wednesday pm. Elite team also train for 1.5hrs on a Friday morning

Students will have the opportunity to be entered into AOC regional and National competitions throughout the year. Not a timetabled session and keen golfers should make themselves known to the PE department.

The Hockey programme is a thriving programme that has national and regional success over the years

The Women’s Team play in the England Schools Under 18 Tier 2 Knock Out Cup, AOC Cup

Players have the opportunity to be nominated for the AOC National Team Trials to represent their country.

Length: All Year (Training Tuesday period 4 and matches Wed pm)

The Netball teams are selected on a trial basis. 3 teams will be selected to play in the Hampshire League and other competitions:

  • 1st Team enter AOC National Cup, National League and South Region Qualifiers
  • 2nd enter AOC Regional League

Players from the First Team also have the opportunity to be nominated for the AOC National Team Trials.

Length: All Year (Training Tuesday period 4 and matches Wed pm plus Elite Training for Teams 1 and 2, Friday Period 1)

Girls rugby is a timetabled session for 1.5 hours per week. Students will work with the dedicated rugby coach to improve their skills and develop their fitness. From this session a team will be selected to represent the college at Hampshire colleges and AOC regional and National competitions. Students who do not want to play in competitive matches can still attend this session and take part in the training and drills.

Length: All Year Training Tuesday (1.5 hrs) and matches Wednesday pm.

Learn techniques to manage stress and anxiety. Improve your focus and concentration. Explore and improve your own well-being. Develop your own mindful practice. During this course you will work within a supportive and safe environment with an experienced Tutor.

Length: 1 Term, 1.5 hrs per week

An introduction to Cyber Security: Stay Safe Online is a free course offered by the Open University which students can complete in their own time. This will help you understand online security and how to start to protect your digital life. You will learn about; malware, viruses, trojans, network security and identity theft. This online course may be of particular interest to IT or Computer Science Students.

Independent Online – Non Timetabled

The fitness suite is open to all students at college and has a good range of cardio and resistance equipment. Students can access the gym during their free periods and after college at certain times. With a gym membership, students can work out and train independently or have a programme designed for them by our own fitness suite manager and qualified personal trainer, Paige Butler.

Face to Face (non timetabled)

Boxercise is a high intensity interval training class based on boxing training. It differs from boxing in that boxing is a competitive sport whereas Boxercise includes aspects of boxing training but not sparring or competitive bouts.

Length: 1.5 hrs per week

A fun-based participation session, aimed at students wishing to take part in the activity for social and recreational purposes. Sessions are staff led and will lead to some improvement in fitness and skill development, but the focus is very much on fun and game time.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs per week

Development training for those wishing to get into the Netball Teams or skills and fitness for those wishing to just play for recreation.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs per week

This is a summer (only) activity and comprises of Team BP entering into a number of County wide athletics competitions. There is no weekly training for athletics.

The Men’s ELITE programme is a growing and thriving programme aimed at club and school team players. The Team BP team play in the ABL National league the English schools Dynamic cup, Hampshire Colleges league & Cup, the AoC cup and tournaments.

Length: All Year Training. Monday, Tuesday and Friday and matches Wednesday pm

The Hampshire Cricket Programme is an exciting two year programme that gives promising young cricketers the opportunity to develop their skills whist continuing in full-time education.

As well as joining a college with an outstanding reputation for excellent standards, teaching and learning, the Hampshire Cricket Programme provides training sessions at the international-standard cricket facilities at The Ageas Bowl, the home of Hampshire Cricket. Link on their website below:

https://www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/coaching/

Length: Two years

The women’s football programme is a growing and thriving programme aimed at team players. The team play in the Hampshire College’s League and Cup, the AoC and English Schools national cup competitions.

Length: All Year Training. Tuesdays 1.5 hrs and matches Wednesday pm

The Hockey programme is a thriving programme that has national and regional success over the years

The Men’s Team play in the England Schools Under 18 Tier 2 Knock Out Cup, AOC Cup

Players have the opportunity to be nominated for the AOC National Team Trials to represent their country

Length: All Year Training. Tuesday period 4 and matches Wed pm

The Hockey programme is a thriving programme that has national and regional success over the years.

The Mixed Teams (2) play in the AOC South East League, AOC Cup and Participation Tournaments.

Players have the opportunity to be nominated for the AOC National Team Trials to represent their country.

Length: All Year (Training Tuesday period 4 and matches Wed pm)

The team play in the Hampshire Colleges League and Cup, the AoC cup, AoC sevens and English Schools national cup competitions.

Length: All Year (Training Tuesday period 4 and matches Wed pm plus Elite Training for Teams 1 and 2, Friday Period 1)

Students will have the opportunity to be entered into AOC regional and National competitions throughout the year. Not a timetabled session and keen tennis players should make themselves known to the PE department.

Community

Be the start of a revolution at Barton Peveril by designing, creating and establishing the allotment and growing garden at the College. There are patches of land that will be re-appropriated to grow organic fruit and vegetables for the local and College Community. We are looking for people with lots of different interests and skills.

Three words sum up the aim of the project: ORGANIC, RECYCLED, COMMUNITY

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

Specific Requirements: anyone can do DofE at BP even if they have NOT done it before at school (if they didn’t do anything at school they can either do Bronze with us or be a ‘direct entrant’ into Silver but they can’t go straight into Gold level)There is a cost for this, please email to check how much.

The DoE is internationally recognised for providing an excellent framework for personal development. In particular, the activities you take part in will help you to develop INDEPENDENCE, RESILIENCE & CONFIDENCE

Universities and employers really value DoE Awards when they see an application. This is because they know you are an individual who can commit to your personal development and have developed the skills mentioned above….and more!

Doing the DoE is hugely enjoyable and rewarding. You design your own programme of activities, share experiences with others and get to know yourself.

Would you know what to do if you saw a child in need of first aid?

Having a good understanding of emergency paediatric first aid is incredibly important for the safety of children and it could mean the difference between life and death.

Successful candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the emergency paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the skills needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations:

  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Choking
  • Minor Injuries
  • Bites and Stings
  • Seizures
  • External Bleeding
  • Hypovolaemic shock

Length: 6 hours

A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. A range of assessment methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice). This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement.

Length: 6 hours

Volunteering offers help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.

Volunteering can help to reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness.

Length: Variable

Students volunteer in the library and do a variety of activities within the library, from shelving books, to cataloguing, to helping us with the college archive and more. We also accept volunteers who wish to help us do design and branding work, and those who want to help us run and organise a club.

Length: 1 term or more

The Introduction to Coaching Football course replaces the old FA Level 1 and is the start of your journey in football coaching. The course combines practical coaching sessions which help develop your skills and confidence at leading fun-based football sessions to mixed ability groups, with theory sessions designed to improve your underpinning knowledge. The course also includes a compulsory First Aid in Football and Safeguarding workshop.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

The Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills aims to teach advanced listening skills that help you explore difficulties and empathise with a range of people who are going through challenging life experiences. The course is an official qualification and the stepping stone to further counselling qualifications that would result in becoming a fully qualified counsellor (usually at Level 4). It is also an excellent qualification to have to resource and prepare you for working with vulnerable people in medicine and healthcare services, the police and probationary services as well as teaching and caring.

Length: June to March, 1.5 hrs/week

Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification recognised by employers (valid for 3 years). Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

Length: Six hours over two weeks

This course is ideal for:

  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

Successful candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

Length: 12 hours

Complete this online OU course independently, in your own time and at your own pace. This course focuses on the substance of environmental responsibility-what matters. The question ‘What should constitute our prime focus of attention’ can prompt different responses. We consider two points of contrast in differing focuses on what matters: 1 a distinction between nature and the environment 2 a distinction between nature/environment and related human interactions

Students represent the College at Open Evenings, school assemblies and careers events. Individuals gain valuable experience in marketing, public speaking and customer service whilst sharing their experiences and knowledge of Barton Peveril with the wider community.

Length: One off events

Aimed at any student wishing to gain experience to further their progression. Placement experience is essential for students aspiring to be teachers, medics, nurses. Students will be encouraged to keep a log of activities undertaken and reflect on what they saw, what they did and what impact it had on them, the student, and the client or service user- pupil, patient etc. Placements will take place on a regular once per week basis and can be fixed for 1 term or for the academic year. By signing up for this the college will ensure that you have at least one 3 hrs block of time free on your timetable.

Length: Variable

Employability / Future

Are you aiming to apply for an apprenticeship or job? Do you need to know how to write a great CV and tackle an interview?

Many of the larger employers start advertising their vacancies before Christmas. So, if you want to get the skills to help you stand out, join this online Q-xtra.

The course lasts 6 weeks and will be certificated.

Length: 6 weeks

Awaiting description…

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

Intended for those planning to study Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science at university. An opportunity to work with like minded students developing a host of skills in preparation for the Admissions tests and interviews. This option is a mix of teacher led sessions and independent work.

Taught Online and Independent Online (Timetabled)

Analyse and discuss extracts of novels, short stories, poetry and drama. We look at texts which will improve your personal statements. This includes everything from canonical texts to banned books. It’s lots of fun and it helps students get top grades in any of the English A-Levels. Students who wish to study English at University are strongly advised to attend and all keen readers are welcome. There are no costs attached and first and second years are welcome. This option is a mix of teacher led sessions and independent work.

Taught Online and Independent Online (Timetabled)

Complete this online option independently in your own time, at your own pace. In this OU course you will learn about the differences between bookkeeping and accounting, practical numeracy skills, the basic concepts that underpin double-entry accounting, how to record transactions in ledger accounts and more.

Independent Online – Non Timetabled

Discuss interesting historical issues that have cropped up in the media or as an anniversary, and at topics that are likely to be encountered if you study History at university. Part of what we look at also involves the theory of History, and why it is recorded as it is. It’s very useful if you are planning to study History at University. The idea is that you should already have an interest in History, and it is open to first and second years alike. This option is a mix of teacher led sessions and independent study.

Taught Online and Independent Online (Timetabled)

For students who achieved a Grade 5 or above at GCSE. Will help to develop maths skills and thinking and supports courses such as Psychology, Geography and Sociology.

Learning at a university level requires enhanced critical thinking skills, as well as being able to hold a supported, substantive argument and critically analyse sources or data. On this course, you’ll build the foundations of these skills, so that you can prepare yourself for the challenges of this new learning environment. Develop writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills for university study.

Length: Seven weeks, 3 hours a week

Students experience science topics beyond their A-level specifications, including hearing speakers from universities/industries on a range of subjects, conducting their own research into a topic of interest to them, undertaking practicals not covered in lessons, university-style teaching on current research and news, and generally exposing students to studying at a higher level – i.e. great university preparation. This option is a mix of teacher led sessions and independent work.

Taught Online and Independent Online (Timetabled)

Aimed at any student wishing to gain experience to further their progression. Placement experience is essential for students aspiring to be teachers, medics, nurses. Students will be encouraged to keep a log of activities undertaken and reflect on what they saw, what they did and what impact it had on them, the student, and the client or service user- pupil, patient etc Placements will take place on a regular once per week basis and can be fixed for 1 term or for the academic year. By signing up for this the college will ensure that you have at least one 3 hrs block of time free on your timetable.

Length: All Year

A QXtra looking at the wider world of business but focussing on areas selected by students. The modules will be supported by our Employer Partners and external speakers as well as incorporating business strategy and management games and opportunities to learn tangible business skills.

  • Future of Business
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Start Ups inc Social Enterprise, SMEs
  • Investments – Stocks, Shares and Crypto Currency
  • Property Investment
  • Preparing yourself for Business

Length: 10 weeks, March – July

An Introduction (online and independent)

Make sure you have the critical thinking skills required for university

Critical thinking is a vital skill at university and later in life. University study introduces you to new concepts, ways of learning and requires you to think critically. You need to know how to question information sources and how to evaluate different arguments.

Length: Two weeks, 4 hours a week

Students are given the opportunity to explore and discuss topics from beyond the specification. This includes visits from guest speakers and university research. This is a mix of university style sessions with lectures and mini practicals, exposing students to HE study and independently set tasks. Ideal for anyone interested in studying Psychology (or similar) at university. There Will also be the opportunity to engage with prospective universities through day visits and guests.

Taught Online and Independent Online (Timetabled)

Awaiting description…

Online Independent

Research a subject of your choice, independently: you will decide whether the outcome of your project is an extended written investigation, a performance, a piece of artwork, a film, a report or something else entirely.

Taught Online and Independent Online (Timetabled)

Complete this online option independently in your own time, at your own pace. This OU course discusses how accountants act as processors and purveyors of information for decision making and the needs of those who use accounting information. It also looks at the role performed by accountants and notes the need to be aware of relevant regulatory and conceptual frameworks.

Independent Online – Non Timetabled

This free online course is completed independently. It was designed by the Open University, Martin Lewis the Money Saving Expert and Bobby Seagull, TV and Radio Presenter and star of University Challenge. There are 8 online sessions that can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. 12-16 hours in total. Tools include an App to budget effectively, real life case studies, animations with practical tips, videos and short quizzes. It covers how to choose and manage a bank account, how to budget effectively, how to finance further and higher education, how to borrow sensibly and manage debts and how to plan ahead to make life goals achievable. You will receive a OU Digital Badge on successful completion.

Independent Online – Non Timetabled

For students interested in learning more beyond A-level content. This course would be hugely beneficial for anyone applying for a maths or maths-related degree.

Face to Face (Timetabled)

This course will only be open to Sportspeople who meet the set TASS criteria and have a successful interview with Alix Christopher, the College’s TASS Dual Co-ordinator. It is in partnership with TASS and looks to support talented athletes who compete internationally to manage their studies as well as sporting commitments as part of the TASS Dual Career game plan.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

Skills

An extension and creative opportunity for ambitious art students to support and enrich progression to competitive universities. Expect to learn how to construct a digital portfolio for uni and work experience, build upon articulation and presentation skills, and enter national and local competitions.

Length: All year, 1.5 hrs/week

Figure drawing is an essential and fundamental skill in many of the creative professions. In this Qxtra you will be able to develop your skills in observing, drawing and proportion. You will also be introduced to a variety of media such as traditional media drawing, digital drawing and stop motion animation. This course is perfect for those who are looking to progress onto a career in games design, animation, film concept art, fashion illustration or those who want to enrich their portfolio.

Length: Six weeks, 1.5 hrs/week (Autumn – Priority 2nd Yrs)

The YE Company Programme is a long running nationally recognised, business competition. It empowers young people to set up and run a company under the guidance of a business volunteer. Students work together to make all the decisions about their business, from deciding on the company name, brand, product or service, to managing the company finances, marketing and selling to the public. Participants gain practical business experience and key skills and compete in local rounds, moving on to regional and national finals if successful.

Length: Sept – March, 1.5 hrs/week

Barton Peveril has a distinguished history in supporting young writers to fulfil their potential as imaginative novelists, short story writers, poets and playwrights. Through Creative Writing Qextra students will get the opportunity to meet and network with other ambitious writers. They will undertake engaging writing exercises, explore a huge variety of stimulus texts, workshop and redraft their compositions and enter competitions. It’s a lot of fun! Please come and find out.

Length: 1.5 hrs/week

Dance Company offers students the opportunity to perform and create exciting dance works for various shows and performances. The company explores a variety of dance styles but mainly focus on contemporary dance.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs

Extra rehearsal time when working towards the practical A-Level Dance exam. Compulsory for 2nd year students and desirable for 1st year students.

Length: All Year (lunchtime)

Get involved in one of the many roles within Drama Production. Students work towards a large scale production. The production is cast via auditions, but anyone from college can get involved.

Length: All year, 1.5hrs/week

DVSA Theory Test Kit for Car Drivers Online. No classes just independent access on PC or mobile to all the latest DVSA theory test revision questions and answers, plus over 100 high-quality hazard perception clips and really helpful study section. There is a £20 cost for this course, payable in advance. The cost provides a unique login to the DVSA website valid for a year. Please note this is a online learning package and does not include the actual theory test.

Independent Online (Not Timetabled)

The course starts with 3/4 weeks of engineering skills such as teamwork, planning, design and research. Then students form groups for the rest of the course and do one of three possibilities: 1. Engineering Education Scheme – working with a real engineering company (such as Ericsson, Leonardo etc) on a real problem. Will combine research, design, building, report writing and presentation skills. Involves trips to the company, and a 2 day residential at a university. This scheme is recognised by Russell group universities as being very worthwhile. 2. Blott Matthews Challenge – working on a large research project. Example of past challenges are to design a carbon neutral city and to get a one ton load from north pole to south pole without any air transport. Will need to produce a technical report, poster and presentation. Competing against 10 other schools. 3. Big Bang Competition – students work on their own project to solve a real world problem and enter the Big Bang Fair competition. This course is a commitment once you are in a group. This is for 1st years only.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

This GCSE course, which follows on from Level 1 Certificate in Practical Japanese, is mainly for second year students. You will learn more grammar, Kanji (200 altogether) and vocabulary to express yourself more fluently through five themes. You will be assessed at the end of the course in four skills (25% each). The Exam board is Pearson / Edexcel.

Length: All Year, 4.5 hrs/week

This course is designed for those with little or no knowledge of Latin. The year’s course leads to a Level One certificate. During the course you will learn how to translate Latin as well as learn more about Roman society in the first century AD. We look at Roman leisure and entertainment. The course is of particular use to those studying Classical Civilisation or anyone interested in the Ancient World or indeed Modern linguists, as Latin forms the basis of many modern languages.

Length: All Year 1.5 hrs/week

This is a local radio station with strong ties to the community of Southampton. You will work in small groups to script, research and plan a number of broadcasts that are aired live, using the industry formatted schedule provided by Unity. You will essentially be a live radio broadcaster for Unity radio.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

This is an exciting, energetic class where students master the fundamentals of part singing, sight-reading, and vocal musicianship. Repertoire will be varied – from musical theatre and pop to classical. Performance opportunities include – Romsey Abbey Christmas Concert, Jazz and Soul Night & Concorde Club Concert.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

By audition at the start of each project. Students rehearse to perform in bands supporting college musical productions. There are 3 opportunities to audition each year.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

Build your music theory knowledge up to Grade 5 and take the ABRSM exam.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

An opportunity to develop and enhance your study skills, and increase your independence at college and beyond. You will trial a range of assistive technologies, as well as a host of Apps to help you study smarter, improving your organisational skills, revision strategies and exam technique. Through interactive sessions, you will receive guidance from your study skills teacher and student technology advocates on how to continually improve your study techniques and reduce barriers to learning.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

An opportunity to further develop your CAD skills with the possibility of using multiple pieces of industry standard software including Solidworks and Sketchup and the support of a specialist tutor. A range of challenges are set, which you can interpret and complete using any appropriate piece of CAD software. Alternatively, a range of tutorials are available to stretch and challenge what you are able to make using CAD software, or individual challenges can be discussed with the tutor to help you develop your abilities. An excellent way of helping manage workload/time-management for students of Product Design or develop a new skill if your an engineer.

Length: 1 term, 1.5 hrs/week (Autumn 2nd Yrs; Spring/Summer 1st yrs)

This Upskill is a good choice if you want to further develop your Photoshop skills with the support of a specialist tutor. The skills you learn will help you progress into the creative field and further develop your project work beyond the curriculum . Open to Photography, Graphics and Media students. Aimed at Beginners or Intermediate level, tasks differentiated to each.

Length: 1 term, 1.5 hrs/week (Autumn 2nd Years; Spring 1st years)

A series of practical workshops for students who do not study A level Photography but are keen to be creative with a camera. The course is non certificated/examined. Have fun being creative with a camera.

Length: 1 term, 1.5 hrs/week

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) will help you develop your understanding of different aspects of crime, victimisation and potential causes of criminal behaviour. Although popular throughout the media, this enrichment activity will explore some of the more systematic aspects of criminology, including the analysis of the crime scene, criminal profiling as well as exploring some of the reasoning behind more serious crimes such as serial murder. This course is open to all first and second year students and consists of a mix of teacher led sessions and independent study tasks.

Length: Six – Eight weeks, 1.5 hrs/week

Students will study the HSK Standard Course. By the end of the first year they will have achieved level 1 and level 2 which is the basis of Mandarin Chinese.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

Dance Live has a similar format to Rock Challenge and will involve competing with a choreographed routine to the backdrop of a giant digital screen. Students showcase a range of skills from dance, performance, off-stage technical skills, and creative design. This Q-XTRA would be of particular interest to those who love performing arts.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs

An opportunity to develop technical and creative skills in the contemporary dance style. Most suitable for dancers with limited experience looking to develop their technique, or accomplished dancers looking to extend their repertoire in the style of Hofesh Shecther. This would support those studying Dance A-Level or Musical Theatre, although not exclusive to students on these courses. It would be suitable to be taken alongside a programme of 3 A Level subjects. In addition, there is also the opportunity to take exam grades in the course, some of which are awarded UCAS points.

Length: All Year

The Drama Stage Crew offers students the opportunity to learn a range of professional technical skills including but not limited to set design, lighting design and operation, live sound engineering and stage management. The stage crew support a wide range of performing arts events both in house and at local performance spaces and theatres.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

Support for working on acting monologues suitable for LAMDA exams and drama school auditions with the option to take the LAMDA exams.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

This course is for those who have no or little prior knowledge of Japanese, and will provide you with a basic understanding of Japanese. This one year course leads to a Level 1 Certificate in Practical Japanese. You will learn how to read and write Hiragana and Katakana alphabets with some Kanji. The assessments are quite flexible and during lesson time.

Length: All Year, 3 hrs/week

Students who have an interest in Publishing or Journalism, or Film, should sign up for the Review Team. Every half term students will be asked to write a book review, or film review, of 200 words or more. This will then be published on a cross-college blog for students. No prior experience is needed, anyone can write a great review.

Length: All Year

This course is designed for students who cannot swim 25 metres. Tuition with take place at Places Leisure Centre, Eastleigh.

Length: 1 hr/week, 10 weeks

Catered towards students with an active interest in Journalism, Content Creation and/or Online Marketing who are looking to add extra-curricular activity to their CV/Portfolio. Students would be working together as a team to help write, create content for, maintain and promote an existing, Online Magazine/Blogging Site (solely run by students) via WordPress. They would fulfil one of a variety of roles: Writer, Copy Editor, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager etc.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

Aimed at students with existing filmmaking and AV editing experience (perhaps within a Media-centric subject or personal interest). This session is used as a facilitated and supported time for students to work on video commissions to up their filmmaking portfolios and show reels ready for Higher Education and/or industry application. Students are encouraged & aided in searching for their own commissions, however in-college commissions are often provided to get students into the filmmaking workflow.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

The Concert Orchestra is a large ensemble aimed at string players, woodwind players, brass players, percussionists. We also have limited spaces available for rhythm section players i.e electric bass players, guitarists, pianists & drummers. An audition is not required for this group and musicians from across the college are welcome. We aim to choose repertoire that is accessible and enjoyable to play e.g. film music / pops orchestra pieces etc. You need to be able to read music and the standard is approximately grades 5/6-8.

Length: All Year, 1.5hrs/week

This auditioned group is aimed at students currently working at Grade 7/8+ on their instrument and is open to rhythm section players (drums, bass, guitar, piano); horn section players (saxophone, trumpet, trombone), and vocalists. The sessions will offer our most aspirational musicians the opportunity to upskill in the areas of ensemble music and jazz improvisation.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

This course involves designing, programming and building an autonomous robot to compete in Student Robotics – an international competition between 6th form students. This option is ideal for both computer science students and product design students. It is a course for Second Year students only as you will need programming/building experience.

Length: All Year, 1.5 hrs/week

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