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College Options (Shooters Hill)

College Options (Shooters Hill)

Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils are encouraged to attend a link day once a week at Shooters Hill College to help them prepare for life after Newhaven.

Level 1 Catering

Course Overview:
This study programme is designed for students interested in starting a career in the Hospitality & Catering industry, possibly as a Chef or Front of House.

On completion of this programme you may progress to a higher level programme e.g:

  • NVQ 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • NVQ 2 Diploma in Food Production & Cooking or NVQ 2 Diploma in Food & Beverage Service

Course Content:
Working within our professional and realistic working environment; which includes, Larder, Pastry and Production kitchens; you will cover a variety of prep & cooking modules along side food & beverage service modules; these may include:

  • Prepare & cook vegetables
  • Dough products
  • Prepare & cook pasta dishes
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team

Level 1 Hospitality & Catering students will have practical lessons four mornings a week.

NVQ programmes are assessment based qualifications, students are continually assessed across the academic year; both in practical & theory. In addition students will work towards achieving GCSE in maths & English.

Further education and career opportunities:
After achieving a Certificate at NVQ 1 it is strongly recommended that you complete NVQ 2 before commencing a career in the Hospitality & Catering industry. Potential careers are:

  • Chef
  • Waiter / waitress
  • Bar
  • Hotels / restaurants
  • Reception
  • Cruise ships
  • Nightclubs
  • Armed forces
  • Airlines
  • Event planning

College Certificate - Building Services

The Building Services course includes learning skills in electrical installation, plumbing and vehicle mechanics. There are a range of practical activities using a variety of materials and plumbing situations to ensure students gain a range of experiences to aid work placed activities. All students will be working towards a college certificate for the tasks they have completed.

Electrical installation
In the electrical installation section of the course you will study wiring and terminals, fabrication techniques, Structure of the construction industry, Fundamental safe working practices, Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings, Site preparation for working in the construction industry, Electrical Installation, wiring and terminals, Fabrication techniques for electrical installation

In the plumbing section of the course you will study installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems, above ground drainage, pipework (copper, plastic, low carbon steel) and plumbing science.

College Certificate - Music Technology & Practice

The Music course is designed to broaden learners understanding of a range of musical genres from different eras, develop instrumental skills such as keyboard, drums, guitar or bass guitar and introduce learners to the use of a Digital Audio Workspace (DAW) for the recording and mixing of music. All students will be working towards a college certificate in the completing of the four core units:

Unit 1: Research Project
The first term will see the exploration of a range of genres for every decade from the 1950’s up to present day. Learners are given set questions to help explore the music and include visual imagery to illustrate their research.

Unit 2: Cover Songs Performance
The practice and rehearsal of existing music is ongoing throughout the year however learners will work towards a live performance playing collaboratively on a minimum of three cover songs.

Unit 3: Composition
As musical dexterity improves and learners have been introduced to new musical horizons, we attempt to put understanding in to practice by writing and collaboratively performing an original composition.

Unit 4: Studio Recording
By the last term of the academic year, learners are introduced to the DAW software for capturing the recording of instruments and vocals. We also experiment with the placement of microphones to capture the best sound and play with audio mixes to include digital effects.

College Certificate – Art

Over the academic year the students explore 3D materials, clay for relief and impressions, plasticine for model making and stop motion animation, painting drawing, collage, fabric painting and printing, photography and ceramics. The content of the course is tailored to each student’s interests with an emphasis on enjoying, exploring and pushing the boundaries and expectations of each process and medium.

These are delivered as workshops and are independent of their main art and design programme however the broad range of skills and processes intertwine with their G.C.S.E personal projects with some of these independent explorations working their way into the students’ sketchbooks.

The students experience a yearlong taster of our sixth form environment, with the support of their regular support staff from Newhaven. This provides a safe and secure experience for the students providing options for progression either with us at Shooters Hill or other sixth form providers.

Statistically art students who have progressed to us from Newhaven are some of our highest achievers personally, professionally and academically.

The students will be awarded a department certificate of achievement for completing the year.