Our GCSE in History encourages students to develop knowledge of particular key events, periods and societies. They study topics and themes from their local context as well as general British and world history, helping them discover the relevance of the past to an understanding of the present. Students will also have the opportunity to go on a number of field trips through the year.
Our GCSE in Geography encourages students to ‘think like geographers’ by developing an enquiry approach to contemporary topics of study. This qualification integrates fieldwork and geographical skills into the content and assessments giving a holistic approach to the subject. Field trips and the opportunity to study geography in the wider context is an element of the course that is enjoyed by all involved.
All students at PRSC are offered the chance to engage with the ASDAN qualification. We provide flexible and engaging programmes and qualifications that help young people develop skills for learning, work and life.
At PRSC we follow the WJEC GCSE Film Studies course. The WJEC Film Studies is designed to draw on learners' enthusiasm for film and introduce them to a wide variety of cinematic experiences through films which have been important in the development of film and film technology. Learners will learn about the following aspects of cinematography, - mise-enscène, editing and sound and be able to explore them in relation to the films they study.
GCSE Photography is for students who enjoy playing with imagery, who like being arty and love taking photographs! The photography course is very similar to the Art GCSE. Students will be required to research photographers and develop their own ideas. Students will be taught how to experiment with cameras, studio lighting and editing. Finally they will aim to improve the quality of their work and make a professional looking final pieces for display and entry for their GSCE.
GCSE Art and Design is suitable for students with an interest in drawing and painting who are willing to be creative. Students are encouraged to be experimental, to work from observation and imagination, and to develop their ideas from the beginning to the end.
Students at PRSC study ICT through the OCR Nationals course at both certificate and award level. The teaching happens in our computer suite where this vocationally-related qualification takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The everyday use of ICT, from PCs to smartphones and how they impact all of our lives are covered within the course.