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A-Levels at SHC

ASPIRATIONAL PATHWAY TO EXCELLENCE

New for academic year 2019-2020


Welcome to APEX, Shooters Hill Sixth Form College's A-Level Programme dedicated to encourage students to Aspire, Perform and Excel.

Shooters Hill Sixth Form College is proud to introduce you to APEX, our reinvigorated, focused and streamlined A-Level delivery programme, created with input from universities,
students, teachers and industry professionals.


The Apex Programme has been designed with you in mind to help you achieve the best results possible. We will guide you all the way from the first step through our doors to the first step into
university, employment or high-level apprenticeship.


 

APEX Benefits
 

As a part of our APEX Program, you’ll have access to a wide range of benefits to help you thrive both academically, and as an individual. We will help you to achieve your qualification and pick up extra knowledge along the way.

APEX students are identified by distinct black lanyards and have access to the APEX Lounge and the APEX Forum among other benefits. 
  • Dedicated A-level study space - The APEX Lounge.
  • A-level networking events.
  • Trips and visits to high level professions and places of work to speak to top performing professionals.
  • Trips and visits to Russell Group Universities.
  • High level work shadowing placements, gain work experience and possible internship or employment at jobs catered to A-Level students.
  • Have your say in how SHC is run via The APEX Forum.
  • Access to all SHC services – Gym, City view Restaurant, Hair & Beauty Services and more.
  • First choice in being an SHC Ambassador – SHC ambassadors visit schools, conduct college tours and run workshops helping students in Y10 & Y11 to make informed choices for their future education.
  • Access to the Duke of Edinburgh and Jack Petchey Awards.
  • Students Interested in medicine and biomedicine can use 3D software to study human anatomy my and understand the role of a surgeon in procedures such as heart surgery.

APEX A-Level Subject Choices 

We have a wide range of A-Levels and complimentary BTECs that you can choose from. 

A-Level Subject Choices
Art Film Studies
Biology Geography
Business Studies History
Chemistry Maths
Computer Science Media Studies
Economics Photography
English Literature Physics
English Lit & Lang Psychology
  Sociology

 

BTEC Certificates and Subsidiaries
3D Design Art & Design
Business Studies Graphic Design
Computer Gaming Health & Social Care
IT Media Studies
Performing Arts Photography
Psychology Science
Sports  

 BTEC Certificates and Subsidiaries are bite sized BTEC qualifications that can be taken alongside A-Levels. They provide UCAS points comparable to A-Levels so will allow you to meet your University entry criteria.

The APEX Experience - A-Level Taster Day 4th July 

Become an A-Level student for the day!

We know there are a lot of choices and you want to make sure you make the right choice for you. That’s why we have developed a taster day designed so you can try out different subjects before you make your final decision.

Still unsure after the day?
No need to worry, you don't need to make a final choice until you enrol in August!

There’s no need to sign up, if you have already made an application for A-levels you will automatically be sent an invite.

success & achievement 

University 
Every year we send a high number of our students to universities all over the country.

Careers
We have a dedicated employability team who work with students to secure great work experience opportunities while they are with us, and even better career options when they leave us.

Celebrating Success at SHC
We recognise our students' achievements with a yearly award show. Students, parents and teachers come along to share their success stories and bid farewell to those departing to university.  

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
 

As part of the APEX programme, students have the ability to uptake the EPQ as part of an extracurricular activity. 

What is the Extended Project Qualification?
The Extended Project is a chance for students to complete a research project on a chosen subject, usually presented in a written report of approximately 5,000 words.

What is the EPQ worth?
The EPQ is equivalent to an AS level, allowing students to further increase their UCAS points.

Apply for APEX 

Use the form below to apply for APEX - our dedicated A-Level Programme
 

A-Level Application Form

We are now accepting application forms for students entering academic year 2019-20. To apply to study at the college you must be 16-18 years old on 31st August 2019 and resident in the UK. (You must be under the age of 19 to be able to enrol with us. If you were born before the 1st September 2000 you will need to seek a place elsewhere).

How old will you be on 31st August 2019?*
Please tick all that apply to you:
Please tick all that apply to you:
If you require learning support, please tick all relevant boxes below
Please select your 3 A-Level options below*

Double check your mobile number and email address as these are our primary methods of communication.
Our interview sessions occur once a month, once you press submit you will be given the next date. You will receive your interview time around two weeks before the interview.

Use of Data:
We will use your contact details to contact you for interviews and other recruitment opportunities.
Your data will not be shared with third parties.

 

 

In my final year at Shooters Hill, I studied Sociology, Philosophy & History. Thanks to the help of my amazing teachers at Shooters Hill, I am now an undergraduate, studying Religion, Philosophy & Ethics with French at King's College London.  

Rachel