Academic Excellence Pathway
The Academic Excellence Pathway is designed to improve our students’ chances of securing places on the most competitive university courses. It is also an opportunity for students with very good GCSE grades to stretch themselves further and develop their study skills by researching an Extended Project in a topic of interest.
Art, Craft & Design
You will work your way through a series of practical assignments to explore and develop your skills and understanding of Art, Craft & Design.
Biology at Cheadle is in the top 25% nationally for progress. Biology is the science of life. In Biology you will study how organisms function and interact with each other. Biology is an exciting and fast moving science with new discoveries being made every week, particularly in genetics and in the fight against disease.
Business is an exciting and topical course, which students can relate to. You will study topics such as marketing, finance, human resources and operations management and analyse how they influence the way in which a Business performs.
A-level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and ultimately rewarding course that develops students' scientific skills and knowledge. Assessment is entirely exam-based, with three papers taken at the end of the second year. In the first year, students will explore the fundamental principles that form the basis of Chemistry and apply this to how Chemistry is used in the modern world.
Studying the English language is not only fascinating but also enables students to develop a wide range of writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.
Throughout this course you will study a broad range of literature, from the established canon to great contemporary writing. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the writer’s craft and how language, form and structure are used to create meaning.
Geography is the study of the Earth. The world we live in is changing. Geography allows you to see why and how it is changing. It can enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, IT literacy, spatial awareness, team working, problem solving and environmental awareness.
To make sense of the world we live in it is essential to understand key events, individuals, movements and conflicts that have shaped history.
Law is the subject for you if you have a genuine interest in the Law or the English Legal System, if you enjoy an intellectual challenge or if you are interested in becoming a barrister or solicitor.
Law essentially involves the study of the English Legal System and the system of Law Making in England and Wales along with a detailed look at key aspects of Criminal Law, the Law of Tort and Human Rights.
Mathematics is about solving problems. Pure Maths provides methods involving algebra, trigonometry, functions and calculus. Applied Maths is divided into Statistics and Mechanics. Statistics is about data analysis and probability whereas Mechanics is about forces and motion of objects.
We spend huge parts of our life consuming Media. It surrounds us all the time and we use it for all kinds of different and varied reasons. Media Studies teaches you to develop critical perspectives on what you watch, read, listen to, or play every day. It encourages you to reflect on why texts appeal and what purpose they serve in our daily lives.
Are you creative and imaginative? Do you enjoy exploring ideas and looking at things in different ways? If so, you should consider a course in photography.
Photography is about looking, learning, thinking and communicating ideas. It inspires creative thinkers. Photography means ‘drawing with light’ and that is what photographers do when they take a picture.
Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. It’s an exciting and fast moving science with new discoveries being made every week, particularly in astronomy and particle physics.
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is about understanding people. It is about understanding yourself. Psychology as a subject is like a jigsaw, and each piece of the jigsaw represents a different type of psychology.
This is an exciting, very modern course that will give students a deeper understanding of the world around them and allow reflection on social issues relevant to their own social experiences.