+ interesting = The extras to give you the edge.
+ interesting = The extras to give you the edge.
We know that employers and admissions tutors love a little extra. They don’t want the ordinary. They aren’t interested in your Scout days 10 years ago, great though the Jamboree was.
Employers and admissions folks want to know about your studies and everything else you do. You do do other things don’t you?
The other things, we call + interesting. +interesting gives you confidence. Gives you competitiveness. Gives you the chance to show that you are more than just great grades. You are an interesting, interested, involved human being.
So what do we do about it? We have Pathways for future lawyers, medics, teachers, journalists and entrepreneurs.
What about volunteering opportunities to show your passion and compassion? Like the sound of running societies, focus groups and organising events? Fancy writing for local magazines? Guess what? We offer Yateley students all of that. That is + interesting.
I would like to welcome you to the Technology Faculty. We are made up of a range of creative, design and practical based subjects where you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of modern materials and techniques. The faculty is made up of 7 different subject areas including: Resistant Materials, Graphics, Food, Catering, Photography and Child Development.
These subjects are popular here at Yateley 6th form and we achieve really good results. I am excited about our faculty because we have a team of great teachers who will inspire you to create fantastic products. We have also benefited from gaining new CAD/CAM facilities including laser cutters and 3D printers which you will be able to use when you join us. Another great thing is that a large number of our students go on to further study in the field of design and many are now following successful careers in design, engineering, manufacturing, hospitality and the creative industries. In 2013 we gained the Design Mark, a prestigious award presented to only a small number of schools who have demonstrated excellence in the teaching of design, which we are really proud of!
We hope that you will come and study a Technology subject with us here at Yateley 6th form.
The study of the Arts is as much about the development of creative thinking as it is skills. This has always been the case but in today’s world loaded with visual media it is even more so. A tour round the work of the most successful contemporary artists will show ideas are king. When you study with the Arts Faculty at Yateley you will develop a questioning and analytical mind and find creativity in all around you.
When studying Arts subjects students develop an intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive capability which they use to Investigate, analyse and experiment. These are carried out in all of the arts through the differing types of practical, technical and expressive skills. Clearly Dance differs from Fine Art but both require aesthetic understanding and critical judgement.
We like students to find an Independence of mind through developing, refining and communicating their own ideas, their own intentions and their own personal outcomes. In all arts areas students experience working with a broad range of media within their subject area, and crucially come to appreciate the interrelationships between art, craft and design processes and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate.
The study of the Arts contrasts well with the study of other subjects.
I consider myself to be very fortunate to be leading an English faculty. English is such a diverse subject with many opportunities and we take great satisfaction in seeing our students developing their reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Our aim as a faculty is not just to prepare our students for work but to educate their imaginations and develop their perceptiveness. The ability to communicate with clarity both in discussion and in writing is a vital aspect in any workplace.
The study of English Literature and English Language promotes the development of critical responses to a variety of texts encouraging students to produce independent and informed opinions, not only about literary texts but also about moral and social issues. As the Head of the English Faculty I want to ensure others feel the buzz of engagement and the thrill of discovery that the study of English gives to me.
We know that the best English teachers look to build a community of independent learners and keen readers and writers who are not afraid to take intellectual risks and here at Yateley you have the very best teachers. Above all, we wish to provide our students with an interesting, enjoyable and relevant learning experience.
Bienvenue, bienvenidos, salve! The Communications Faculty at Yateley Sixth Form offers any student the opportunity to develop a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge across a wide selection of subjects. Students at Yateley Sixth Form can study French, Spanish, Latin, ICT, Computing, Business Studies and Film & Media, which are all housed in our faculty area. The team within the faculty enable all students to develop excellence in communicative and linguistic aptitude and ability. This is due to the faculty team being made up of committed practitioners, who strive for only the very best in students and who engage and challenge all students at every stage of their chosen course.
If you are interested in becoming a high-flyer academically, entering a prestigious university for higher education or would simply like to study a challenging yet rewarding subject, then the Communications Faculty has the right subject for you. Communicating well in an ever-growing multi-cultural society and in a world that has higher demands on linguistic, business and computer competencies, has never been as important as it is now. More and more prospective employers and universities are now looking for skills in the areas that the Communications Faculty can teach and allow you to master, so we are all looking forward to helping you become the best communicators for the future.
From Annuities to Zip files and Avoir to Zamba, the Communications Faculty at Yateley Sixth Form will be there to help you become the best that you can be.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under your observations in life." I would like to welcome you into the Science faculty, a department of passionate and dedicated individuals that work closely together to bring you the best learning experience possible. A-Level Sciences are different to GCSE and with our support we are positive you will not only enjoy your time at Yateley Sixth form but achieve the best grades possible.
Does anything eat wasps? Do whales have belly buttons? Biology is the study of all life and living process. At A-Level Biology we will look at Cell structure, Ecological relationships, Evolution, Genetics and much more. Choosing Biology will develop your analytical skills, problem solving skills, communication and evaluation skills. All essential qualities needed for any job in the modern world.
Career options – Often students choose to go on to study course such as: Medicine, Natural Sciences, Sports sciences, Law, Education, and Psychology
How many atoms are there in your signature? Why does water expand when it freezes? Chemistry is the study of the makeup and properties of all matter. At A-Level Chemistry we will look at Acids & Alkalis, Rates of reaction, Organic reactions and much more. Choosing Chemistry will develop your analytical and problem solving skills as well as your written and oral communication skills. All essential skills needed for any job in the modern world
Career options – Often students choose to go on to study course such as: Medicine, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Law, Education, and Pharmacy
What would you see if you travelled at the speed of light? What actually is the Higgs Boson? Physics is the study of matter and motion through space and time. At A-level Physics we will look at Quantum physics, Waves, Motion, Astrophysics and much more. Choosing Physics will develop your problem solving skills as well as your mathematical skills. You will learn to apply complex mathematical concepts to the real world and communicate these ideas in both oral and written forms. All qualities essential for any job in the modern world.
Career options – Often students choose to go on to study course such as: Astrophysics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Law, Architecture, Accounting and Economics.
The study of Mathematics develops the imagination, building clear and logical thought processes. It allows us to challenge difficult ideas and unsolved problems, striving for simplification to finding the right concepts and methods to bring structure, making difficult things easier to explain and develop further. Everyone in the Maths Faculty has a passion to share and develop these important skills in others. Students and teachers of Mathematics enjoy its challenge, its clarity, and the fact that you know when you are right. Developing the solution to a problem has an excitement and a satisfaction that we all thrive on. Whether in a classroom environment, working in the more informal drop in sessions after school or developing ideas with a single student, help is always keenly available.
We are all aware that as society becomes more technically dependent, there is an increasing requirement for people with a high level of mathematical training. Analytical and quantitative skills are sought by a wide range of employers.
The skills we strive to develop with our students provide them with expertise in problem solving, logical reasoning and flexible thinking. Mathematics has a pervasive influence on our everyday lives and we are passionate to share this, enabling students to progress to careers that are exciting, challenging and diverse in nature.
Question: Why is it so important to study humanities subjects?
The answer to this question is, to say the least, multifaceted. The Humanities encourage us to think creatively. They teach us to reason about being human and to ask questions about the world we live in. Is there anything more important than that? It’s not just a shallow glance either because the Humanities help us understand others through their languages, histories and cultures, they foster social justice and equality. Looking at the world in this way helps to reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of the world. Crucially the Humanities teach empathy. I believe that this is one of the most important elements because, through empathy, the Humanities help us to understand that the world faces both anthropogenic and physical challenges.
Humanities students develop many skills while they study the subjects. Humanities teach us to deal critically and logically with subjective, complex, imperfect information. We learn to weigh evidence skeptically and consider more than one side of every question. Humanities students build skills in writing and critical reading. All important abilities whatever you end up doing in the future, and skills well regarded by universities.
In summary the Humanities develop informed and critical citizens. Without the Humanities, democracy could not flourish.