Open Evening Thursday 18 November

Welcome to our virtual open evening, here you can find links to our open event sessions. We are running slots between 4pm-7pm and within each slot, you can pick to watch a live stream of one of the following:

  • One of the 29 subjects we offer
  • Information on support available for students and our enrichment programme
  • Principal's welcome
  • General Q&A

Click the sessions below to find out more and access the live stream. 

Please note: the live streams will not start until 4pm.

Principal's Welcome

During the event there will be an opportunity to hear Richard Ronksley, Principal, speak about the college.

5.00pm | 6.00pm 

Student Support & Enrichment

Applied Science (BTEC)

A BTEC in applied science is a great choice for students looking for a practical scientific qualification. The course aims to provide students with the relevant skills and knowledge that employers value, as well as the confidence to progress into a fulfilling, exciting career.

If you enjoy science and are keen to develop your understanding of the practical applications of science within all areas of society then applied science is the subject for you.

4.30pm | 5.30pm | 6.30pm 

Art & Design

Art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. It is a way of expressing yourself, your thoughts and feelings in relation to the world around you.

Studying art & design will inspire you to problem solve and communicate in a creative and innovative way. You will explore and create a visual language, which says something about the way you understand and perceive the world around you. This will enable you to develop and discover ways in which art can be a powerful tool to change perspectives and affect the attitudes of others. 

4.30pm | 5.30pm | 6.30pm 

Biology

Biology is the study of living organisms, from the molecular biology of virus replication to the study of animals and plants in their natural habitats. Biology is a fascinating subject and includes all the traditional areas of biology as well as the advances in areas such as epigenetics and recombinant DNA technology.

4.00pm | 5.00pm | 5.30pm | 6.00pm 

Business: A level

Business will enable you to uncover the truth behind the decisions made by businesses and the impact that these decisions have in the four key areas of marketing, production, human resources and finance. We take an in-depth look at real-life business examples, from world leaders such as Adidas and McDonald’s to small local businesses, analysing the impact of their choices and predicting the likely outcomes. 

4.00pm | 5.00pm | 6.00pm 

Business: BTEC

Business (BTEC) is one of the most dynamic subjects you can choose! Business (BTEC) includes real-life case studies where you will explore and critically review live departments in companies such as McDonald’s, Nike and Starbucks. You will develop into a resilient, determined and capable individual with an entrepreneurial spirit. By the end of the course, you will be employment ready and fully equipped with the tools to thrive in public, voluntary or private sector organisations.

4.30pm | 5.30pm | 6.30pm 

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, and how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances. It also involves the study of how these substances interact with energy.

You will develop your skills in problem solving, analysis and the ability to understand and analyse complex data and abstract concepts. You will develop a vast range of skills that are transferable to further study and employment.

4.30pm | 5.00pm | 5.30pm6.00pm 

Computer Science

Computer science is an exciting, innovative and creative subject, with far-reaching effects and benefits to society, commerce, health and engineering. The most important aspect of computer science is problem solving and the study of computers and computational systems; this includes their theory, design, development and application in solving problems.

4.00pm | 5.00pm | 6.00pm 

Drama & Theatre

Drama and theatre combines the study of practical performance with the history and social context of theatre. It is the study of a range of practitioners and acting styles, as well as reading and analysing plays. It also includes learning about stage craft and stage management skills in set design, lighting and sound.

Studying this subject will enable you to explore the history and social context of theatre and play texts. It will challenge you practically and academically and you will develop your own performance skills, which can be transferred to a variety of career paths and opportunities.

4.30pm6.30pm 

Economics

This subject offers you the opportunity to try and make sense of events that shape our daily lives. We’ll look at why it is so difficult to pay ‘the right price’ for a car and we’ll examine the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. We’ll look at the ideas of great thinkers (both historic and contemporary) and seek to apply them to real events from the past, in the present and potentially in the future. 

4.00pm | 5.00pm | 6.30pm 

English Language

English language is the study of English in its widest sense, from the first words a baby speaks to the most subtle and manipulative advertisements or political speeches. We look at the ways in which writers and speakers change and adapt their language in order to get the reactions that they want from their audience and teach you to do the same. Language is powerful; it can reveal your gender, your social class, your ethnicity and even your occupation and affect the way others perceive you. Examining the way people interact can tell you much more than you might think.

5.00pm | 6.00pm | 6.30pm 

English Literature

English literature is the study of the ways in which some of our greatest writers explore the issues that make the world what it is and us who we are. Through literature, we explore the lives of the marginalised and the obscure, and hear voices that need to be heard.

You will develop your skills of interpretation and analysis to an advanced level so that you are able to formulate and express your views and arguments in an effective, authoritative manner. English literature is an interesting and informative course that will enable you to develop a wide range of transferable skills that are essential for progression to higher education and employment.

4.00pm | 4.30pm | 5.30pm 

Film Studies

Film studies is the study of film as an art form, learning to appreciate the medium not only through its technical production, but also by understanding the wider meanings and messages.

Film studies is an exciting subject that will allow you to study a range of films and gain an insight into the wider industry. You will study the language of film, performance, cinematography, editing and sound, and see how they construct meaning and provoke audience response.

4.30pm | 5.30pm 

French

In today’s world, speaking one language is not enough. Students who speak several languages will increase their chances of finding a job, whether at home or abroad. Learning another language enriches the mind and opens up new horizons, both personal and professional. More than 220 million people speak French on all the five continents. French is a major language of international communication. It is the second most widely learned language after English and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world.

4.00pm | 5.30pm 

Geography

Geography involves the study of people, places and the interactions that take place between and within them in a range of environments and at a range of scales. By studying geography you will develop a genuine in-depth understanding of the world we live in today and the key global, national and local issues affecting our society. Geography is also a subject that develops a wide range of analytical skills that are highly sought after by employers.

4.00pm | 5.00pm | 5.30pm 

Government & Politics

Government and politics is the study of current affairs, involving discussions around a variety of political issues and debates. Politics is directly relevant in our lives and by studying it you will be enhancing your knowledge and understanding of the world around you and encouraged to become an active citizen. Politics isn’t just about what’s going on in the news; you will also develop a deeper understanding of core ideologies and discover from where politicians derive their beliefs and principles.

4.30pm | 5.00pm | 6.00pm 

Health & Social Care (BTEC)

Health & social care is a term that relates to services that are available from health and social care providers. This subject focuses on understanding the human body, psychological theories on human development, promoting public health and meeting individual care and support needs.

4.00pm | 5.00pm | 6.00pm 

History

History is the study of a range of periods of British and international history. History is a traditional academic subject that is highly regarded by universities. Top universities recommend History at A level as a way to access a wide variety of more specialist courses as well as valuing it as a subject in its own right.

4.30pm | 5.30pm | 6.00pm 

Information Technology (BTEC)

Information technology (BTEC) is the study of how technology can be used to process, present and analyse data. You will develop an understanding of how different hardware and software can be used to provide solutions to everyday issues.

You will develop a vast range of skills to prepare you for further study and employment, whether that be in an information-technology related field or otherwise. You will learn to utilise a range of software packages to solve common issues and develop an understanding of how information technology can be used within wider society.

4.00pm | 5.30pm | 6.30pm 

Law

Law is the most important thing in our lives as it governs what we can and can’t do. It is a set of rules and principles that must be followed by all. On the course, you will cover some of the main aspects of law which govern England and Wales and gain an insight into how the legal system has an impact on all of us.

4.30pm | 5.30pm | 6.00pm | 6.30pm 

Mathematics & further mathematics

Mathematics explores areas of pure mathematics such as geometry, algebra and trigonometry. It also deepens your knowledge of statistics and probability, considering the application of these in real life, including learning how to use and analyse a real-world large data set. Mechanics is a new topic to most students; this is the study of how things move and interact with each other.

4.00pm | 4.30pm | 5.30pm | 6.00pm

Media Studies

Media studies is a vast and diverse subject, which includes studying media processes ranging from historical sectors to the ultra contemporary sub-sectors. A level media studies will introduce you to many different media outlets and encourages theoretical considerations across all platforms studied. Audience reception, representation, regulation and ownership, and gender theory are just some of the theories you will learn about.

 5.00pm | 6.00pm 

Music

A level music is a varied and interesting course that will develop both your theoretical and practical music skills. You will gain the opportunity to improve your understanding of music theory, as well as getting the chance to use industry standard software to create your own compositions. In addition, you will have weekly 1:1 tuition on your chosen instrument.

If you want to understand the building blocks of music, improve your practical ability, make friends and transform your ability as a composer, then you should study music at RSFC.

5.00pm | 6.30pm 

Physical Education

A level PE aims to provide you with an understanding of a range of topics that impact on peak athletic performance. You will use different learning theories to explain how performers learn skills, looking at how anxiety and arousal affect novice and elite performers, through to an in-depth review of how the body and mind work before, during and after performance.

Although PE is a theoretical course, you can still expect to engage in some physical activity in your second year, with your practical ability being assessed as part of your non-examined assessment.

4.00pm | 5.00pm | 6.30pm 

Physics

Physics is about questioning how the world around us works and looking for answers through a combination of experiments and theoretical work. Physics is used to answer some of our most fundamental questions relating to our origins and existence. It is a mathematical course, using formulae and logic to solve problems, predict events and describe observable phenomenon.

4.30pm | 5.00pm | 6.00pm 

Psychology

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour, providing a fascinating insight into the reasoning behind our actions. Psychology aims to answer the most interesting questions in life: why do people develop mental illness? What are the risk factors involved in addiction? Would humans obey an authority figure, even if their orders were unjust? 

Psychology is a thought-provoking subject that can enhance your understanding of human behaviour. It will equip you with knowledge that can be applied to everyday life, for example why do we forget information? How can we remember more to help with exams? Moreover, studying psychology will develop skills such as critical thinking and analysis that are transferable to university courses and to future career pathways.

4.30pm | 5.30pm | 6.00pm | 6.30pm 

Sociology

Sociology is the study of everything! It explores society and human behaviour. This subject allows you to become more open-minded to controversial issues and sensitive topics such as racism, gender inequalities, class differences, crime and domestic violence. You will develop knowledge and understanding of sociological theories and explanations, and apply them to real-life examples.

4.00pm | 5.00pm | 5.30pm | 6.00pm 

Spanish

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world with 400 million native speakers and official status in 21 countries in South, Central and North America, as well as Africa and Europe. Its cultural richness goes hand in hand with its potential in the world of work. While Spain is still the UK’s eighth largest goods export market, the real scope for growth is in the emerging countries of Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

4.30pm | 6.30pm 

Theology, Philosophy & Ethics

TPE at RSFC is the study of religion from a philosophical, ethical and Christian perspective. It considers ancient and contemporary ideas surrounding morality. TPE is a traditional subject, which is highly regarded by universities. It is essential in an evolving world which is increasingly concerned with good ethical practices, diversity and the need to understand different cultural and religious viewpoints for social harmony.

4.30pm | 6.30pm 

Additional Learning Support

The Scholars' Programme & EPQ

General Q&A