Post-16 Open Evening Support Materials
Welcome to The West Bridgford School Post-16 Open Evening
We hope this page will help all Year 11 students discover what Post 16 life is like at The West Bridgford School, whilst encouraging students from all schools to apply for a place in the next academic year.
Please watch the videos below and make a note of any questions you have, either for specific subject staff or for the Post-16 Leadership Team. You can then attend the Post-16 Open Evening on Wednesday 8th November 2023 primed and ready with questions for our A Level staff, the Post-16 Leadership Team or the many current Post-16 students who will be in attendance on the evening. When you arrive you will find a marquee at the top of the school drive, where student helpers will direct you to the Post 16 Building.
A welcome from Mr Peacock
Please click on the video below where you will be welcomed by our Headteacher, Mr Peacock, to our Post 16 Open evening.
Welcome from Mr Bowie
Join Mr Bowie, Director of Post 16, as he introduces our Post 16 Centre to you in the video below.
Welcome from Mr Deans
Join Mr Deans in the video below, as he discusses what to consider when choosing your combination of subjects, and how this will lead on to options when moving to Higher Education.
We offer a wide variety of A Level subjects at The West Bridgford School Post 16 Centre.
In the section below, you will be able to watch videos for each of the Subjects available at A Level. Presented by our A Level Teachers, these will allow you to get an insight into what you can look forward to studying for your A Level qualifications.
Art and Design
In the video below, Mrs Blick looks at and explains all of the Art and Design A Level subjects that are on offer at The West Bridgford School. These include Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Textile Design. Please see the timings listed below for specific Subject information
1:22 Fine Art
2:03 Graphic Design
3:14 Textile Design
Join Dr Hume and Miss McAllister who cover what you can look forward to studying in A Level Biology at The West Bridgford School Post 16 Centre.
Join Miss Davies in the video below, as she covers what you will study for A Level Business Studies, and why this subject will be ideal for you to take.
Mrs Walker, and the rest of the A Level Chemistry teachers look at, and explain what A Level Chemistry will have in store when you study with us at The West Bridgford School.
Computer Science & IT
Join Mr Brown as give you a tour of our dedicated Computer Room for A Level Students, and also looks at and explains what you will be studying towards in A Level Computer Science and IT at The West Bridgford School.
In the video below, you will be able to subject specific information at the following times:
00:09 - Computer Science
04:29 - IT
Design and Technology
Join Mr Cookson, as he explains what A Level Product Design will have in store for students who choose this subject, and demonstrates a number of techniques that you will learn as part of this course.
Mr Beal and Mr Reid look at, and explain why A Level Drama might be an ideal subject for you to study for your A Levels.
Join Mr Whitmarsh, as he explains what you will be studying during Year 12 and Year 13 in A Level Economics, and why this might be an ideal subject for you to take at The West Bridgford School.
English Language, English Literature and Media Studies
Mr Summers and Miss Berkin look at all of the A Level Subjects available in the English Department. These are English Language, English Literature and Media Studies. For specific Subject information please refer to the times listed below:
2:25 Media Studies
4:04 English Literature
5:19 English Language
6:48 Student Views
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Ms Underwood explains what you can expect from an Extended Project Qualification, and how you can go about applying for this course.
In the video below, Mr Judge talks about Further Maths, and the requirements of the Course. He also explains how the course works at The West Bridgford School.
Join Miss Thurlow and Mr Fleming who explain what you can look forward to studying in A Level Geography at The West Bridgford School.
Are you interested in the past? If so, then join Mr Elston in the video below, as he explains what A Level History will have in store for you.
Are you interested in studying Law? If so, then join Mr Shaw in the video below, as he explains what A Level Law will have in store for you.
Learning & Career Development (LCD)
At The West Bridgford School, all Students will study Learning and Career Development. Join Mrs Underwood as she explains what you can expect from this subject and how it works.
Mr Judge, Mrs Bethell and Miss Von Oven explain why A Level Mathematics would be an ideal subject for you to study at The West Bridgford School.
Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs Youdale and Ms Ortega explain which Modern Foreign Languages are available as A Level subjects at The West Bridgford School.
Ms Craig looks at what you can look forward to studying in A Level Music
Join Miss Rodgers as she presents why A Level PE would be an ideal subject for you to study, and all of the components of the course at The West Bridgford School.
RS: Philosophy and Ethics
Mr Olson eplains what you can look forward to when studying RS: Philosophy and Ethics at The West Bridgford School
Miss Stanley, along with the rest of the A Level Physics department look at and explain why you should look to study A Level Physics at The West Bridgford School.
Are you interested in Politics? If so, then join Miss Cartwright who explains why A Level Politics is the subject for you.
Mrs Underwood covers and looks at A Level Psychology, and covers what you can look forward to studying over your A Level Course.
Join Mrs Ikhlaq as she explains what A Level Sociology might have in store for you when you study with us next year.
We hope you've enjoyed your virtual visit!
More details about our Open Evening and Application details will be released in September.