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Art & Photography

This is a broad course exploring a range of Art and Craft processes, new media and technologies. We will learn to understand how artists and designers use visual language and formal elements in their work; explore and understand the properties of a range of art and design materials; select, use and apply a range of 2D and 3D techniques, processes, media and material in art and design work and develop personal responses to artistic themes and design briefs.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sawardr@towers.kent.sch.uk

Business Studies

This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills needed to work in any business. It is qualification allowing you to apply your learning in real business situations. You will take responsibility for your own learning, and develop essential work-related skills, such as working to deadlines and presenting information effectively.This qualification in Business Studies enables students to:actively engage in the study of Business and Economics to develop as effective, independent students who are critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring mindsuse an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts and opinions, to build arguments and make informed judgements.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email chapmanm@towers.kent.sch.uk

Dance

Dance is a powerful and expressive subject which encourages students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity, whatever their previous experience in the subject. This specification recognises the role of dance in young people’s lives and students will study a range of dance styles. They can choose any style to perform and choreograph in, providing it meets the assessment criteria. The study of the anthology of professional works will develop their ability to critically appraise dances of different styles and cultural influences and provides a springboard for engaging practical tasks.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email taylork@towers.kent.sch.uk

Design Technology

The design technology curriculum engages learners in developing a wide range of skills from cooking to graphics, wood work and other crafts. This is an academic course which will give students a range of skills for life.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sawardr@towers.kent.sch.uk

Drama

Drama allows students to explore ideas and the world around them as well as expressing themselves creatively. It can also develop a range of skills which will support them throughout life including confidence, teamwork and reflection.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email taylork@towers.kent.sch.uk

English

English, as a subject, will inspire, motivate and challenge students. The course will develop students’ ability to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods as well as to write clearly, accurately and with style.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sperlinga@towers.kent.sch.uk

Ethics

Ethics provides an opportunity for students to engage with a variety of topical questions around belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth. Students will be able to reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes in light of what they have learnt. There will be a range of relevant and contemporary themes to study that will promote awareness of modern-world issues and engagement within the classroom.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email taylork@towers.kent.sch.uk

Geography

Geography looks at the issues that are facing people in all parts of the world today, and asks how they might affect you as a citizen of tomorrow’s world – and how you might be able to influence events. Find out more about how people are using different environments, both your own and those in other parts of the world. Investigate issues of sustainability – will the Earth still be able to provide us with all the resources we take for granted now? Is global warming happening? How will it affect the Earth? Where should we build the new houses we need? Should the countryside be protected? What sort of jobs will there be in the future? Where will they be? What really causes ‘natural disasters’ like floods, earthquakes and volcanoes? How can people cope with them?

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sawardr@towers.kent.sch.uk

Health & Social Science

This course gives students an introduction to working in the Health and Social Care sector and provides an ideal foundation for students to progress to more advanced studies in Health and Social Care related careers.

Health and Social Care will equip students with sound, specialist knowledge as well as skills for everyday use.

Students will learn about communication, nutrition, life stages and development and much more.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sawardr@towers.kent.sch.uk

History

‘The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’

History is a subject that allows students to develop an awareness of how the past has been represented, interpreted and accorded significance for different reasons and purposes. It empowers students to develop the ability to ask questions and to investigate them critically using a range of sources in their historical context.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sperlinga@towers.kent.sch.uk

Mathematics

The mathematics curriculum aims to offer a broader and deeper mathematical content, delivered through a greater focus on problem-solving as preparation for the new GCSE.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email chapmanm@towers.kent.sch.uk

MFL - French 

Not only is a foreign language a passport to further study at university, and the discovery of the target culture and civilisation, but it opens up to the student a vast range of opportunities at all levels of ability, including enhanced job prospects.

Universities are giving out a very strong message about the importance of a foreign language. A capability in foreign languages is becoming more and more sought after in industry and the world of work.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sperlinga@towers.kent.sch.uk

MFL - German 

Not only is a foreign language a passport to further study at university, and the discovery of the target culture and civilisation, but it opens up to the student a vast range of opportunities at all levels of ability, including enhanced job prospects.

Universities are giving out a very strong message about the importance of a foreign language. A capability in foreign languages is becoming more and more sought after in industry and the world of work.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sperlinga@towers.kent.sch.uk

MFL - Spanish

Not only is a foreign language a passport to further study at university, and the discovery of the target culture and civilisation, but it opens up to the student a vast range of opportunities at all levels of ability, including enhanced job prospects.

Universities are giving out a very strong message about the importance of a foreign language. A capability in foreign languages is becoming more and more sought after in industry and the world of work.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sperlinga@towers.kent.sch.uk

Music

In music, we focus on helping students to appreciate music, developing their own musical skills in playing, composing and even producing their own pieces. We study music from around the world, basic keyboard skills, advanced keyboard skills, the relation between music and industry and the utilisation of technology and computer software in composition and sound manipulation.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email taylork@towers.kent.sch.uk

PE & Sport 

Physical Education will equip students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values they need to be able to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities. Students will also gain understanding of how physical activities benefit health, fitness and well-being.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email taylork@towers.kent.sch.uk

Science 

Science will enable students to:  develop scientific knowledge and understanding through Biology, Chemistry and Physics; develop understanding of processes and methods of science;  develop and learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem-solving skills in the laboratory;  develop their ability to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and conclusions, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Students will study the sciences in ways that help them to develop curiosity about the natural world; will give them an insight into how science works and that enable them to appreciate its relevance to their everyday lives.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email sawardr@towers.kent.sch.uk 

Sociology 

Students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives.

This subject encourages students to take a questioning approach to evidence and issues, thus developing their critical, evaluative skills.

 For details of how to obtain additional information on the curriculum please email taylork@towers.kent.sch.uk 

 

 

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