Our Courses

Art and Design: Fine Art

A-Level

Whether you love painting and drawing, photography, graphic design, or any other art-related speciality, career options are limited only by your imagination. Art education propels people towards creative and unexpected destinations – many of which have not even been discovered yet. Below is a link to the Student Art Guide’s extensive career suggestions within the arts.

Art and Design: Photography

A-Level

Whether you love photography, graphic design, painting or any other art-related specialty, career options are limited only by your imagination. Art education propels people towards creative and unexpected destinations – many of which have not even been discovered yet. Below is a link to the Student Art Guide’s extensive career suggestions within the arts.

Biology

A-Level

If you choose to study Biology, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the many key processes that underpin life on Earth. From cell biology to extinction, students will study a variety of topics and global issues that affect our everyday lives.

Business Studies

BTEC

If you choose to study business, it will give you a clear introduction into the way a business operates, you will learn about the challenges and issues of starting a business, enterprising business ideas, financial planning, management of people, operations management, marketing and competition as well as finance management, so you will walk away with a good level of business knowledge.

Chemistry

A-Level

If you choose to study Chemistry, you will follow a course divided into chemical topics, each contains different key concepts of chemistry. Once the key features of a chemical topic have been developed, applications are considered.

Computer Science

A-Level

Computer Science is an exciting subject that encourages students to think creatively, logically and critically and to develop advanced problem solving skills. Students choose to study Computer Science because they are passionate about computers and want to learn about computer architecture; communications and networking; fundamentals of data representation and data structures.

Creative digital media production

BTEC

If you choose to study Media Studies you will become competent in all elements of both creative and academic media.

Drama & Theatre Studies

A-Level

Students embark upon a whole host of careers related to the Drama world: Acting, TV, Theatre, Film and also vocational work such as Lighting Technicians and Make Up practitioners. Students can find careers in local theatres as Front of House Managers, Box Office staff of T.I.E. practitioners in an educational setting.

English Literature

A-Level

If you choose to study English Literature, you will develop comprehensive written and spoken communication skills, becoming adept at arguing a point, framing a narrative and analysing various levels of meaning. As a result, English Literature students can be found in more or less every industry, filling a variety of roles – from editor to academic, or legal advisor to manager.

English Language

A-Level

If you choose to study English Language, you will develop comprehensive written and spoken communication skills, becoming adept at in depth analysis and crafting a variety of genres of writing. As a result, English Language students can be found in more or less every industry, filling a variety of roles – from editor to academic, or legal advisor to manager.

Extended certificate in Sport

BTEC

The Extended Certificate is the equivalent to studying one A- Level. The course is for someone who has a real passion for Sport and Fitness.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Extended Project Qualification

The EPQ is equivalent to 50% of an A Level and is assessed at A Level standard. It will develop and extend from one or more of your study areas and/or from an area of personal interest outside your main programme of study.

Fashion

BTEC

The BTEC Level 3 Fashion course qualifies for UCAS points equivalent to one A level and many students who successfully complete this course often go on to study the subject at Foundation level or gain direct entry onto Degree courses or the workplace.

Geography

A-Level

Nationally Geography is a popular subject and most students are attracted to study it because of the variety the course offers. You will cover a range of topics and come across many issues related to what is going on around you – migration, urban problems, natural hazards, freak weather occurrences, flooding and volcanoes / earthquakes.

Graphics

BTEC

The BTEC Level 3 Graphics course qualifies for UCAS points equivalent to one A level and many students who successfully complete this course often go on to study the subject at Foundation level or gain direct entry onto Degree courses, apprenticeships or the workplace.

Health & Social Care

Btec

If you choose to study Health and Social Care, you will understand how the care sector impacts on health care and the responsibilities of care practitioners in order to meet the rights of service users. Health and Social Care students can be found in more or less every care industry ranging from nursing and midwifery to counselling and reflexology.

History

A-Level

If you choose to study History, you will develop the ability to form a logical and coherent argument. You will also through your research become familiar with a wide variety of written sources both primary and secondary. As a result, History students are well sought after in a wide variety of careers.

Law

A-Level

There are numerous career opportunities available to a person with qualifications in law. You may train to be a Barrister, Solicitor or a Chartered Legal Executive
through the apprenticeship scheme. Local Government, Education, NHS, Police, Crown Prosecution and Businesses all value employees with a legal background, as you will have excellent problem solving skills, research and communication skills, and the ability to provide advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of the law in day-to-day

Mathematics and Further Mathematics

A-Level

If you choose to study Mathematics, you will develop your problem solving skills as well as your ability to think logically. You will develop a high level of quantitative and numerical skills as well as statistical knowledge.

Modern Foreign Languages

A-Level

If you choose to study a language A-level, you will develop comprehensive written and spoken communication skills in the target language.

Music

A-Level

Music is regarded highly by both universities and employers as it necessitates a wide variety of transferable and desirable skills. By studying A Level Music, you will be developing your imagination and creativity, self-expression and resilience, listening and analytical skills, diverse cultural and historical awareness and ability to work with and direct others.

Performing Arts

CTEC (Cambridge Technical) Extended Certificate

This CTEC is the equivalent of one A level and is appropriate for students who enjoy the performing arts of dance, acting and musical theatre but who wish to combine their studies with a range of other subjects. It will be taught by Performing Arts staff at Rainford. Students of Performing Arts develop many transferable skills and show flexibility and a high standard of communication needed in many professions.

Physical Education

A-Level

A level PE is a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sports science. This complete grounding in the subject provides a base for you to build upon when you move on to higher education, employment or further training. You could consider careers in the Forces, the Police, Sport Psychology, Sports Medicine, Teaching, Coaching, Officiating, Journalism, Sports Management and Sports Development.

Physics

A-Level

If you choose to study Physics, you will cultivate a comprehensive understanding of the laws that govern every aspect of our lives, from the smallest particles to the entire universe, developing the key mathematical skills that underpin it. As a result, Physics students can be found in more or less every industry, filling a variety of roles – from engineer to academic, or accountant to radiologist.

Product Design, Textiles & Fashion

BTEC

The BTEC Level 3 Fashion course qualifies for UCAS points equivalent to one A level and many students who successfully complete this course often go on to study the subject at Foundation level or gain direct entry onto Degree courses or the workplace.

Psychology

A-Level

If you choose to study Psychology, you gain an understanding of the way people think and act. You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking and problem solving. Psychology is a diverse subject that can be applied to many different professions and careers,
as a result Psychology students work in many different industries.

Religious Studies–Philosophy & Ethics

A-Level

This qualification is designed to nurture the development of critical and reflective thinking. Emphasis is placed
on critical analysis and the construction of balanced, informed arguments within the context of a religious, philosophical and ethical awareness.

Sociology

A-Level

If you choose to study Sociology, you will become adept at arguing a point, understand different sociological perspectives and understand the world by thinking outside of the box. As a result, Sociology students can be found in more or less every industry where you work with people from media to social work and teaching to legal work.