Getting Ahead

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Welcome to your Getting Ahead work. This work has been created to help you prepare for your chosen course(s) over the summer, we hope you find this useful! Please select your chosen Campus from the tabs below and find the page for your courses(s) to access your Getting Ahead work.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in September, if you have any questions in the meantime about your place at HSDC please contact - studentrecruitment@hsdc.ac.uk.

someone drawing up designs

3D Design A Level

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a student working on a painting

Art & Design A Level

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close up of fabric going through a sewing machine

Art Textiles A Level

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a biological model of the human body

Biology A Level

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laptop screen displaying charts and graphs

Business A Level

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chemicals being poured into a beaker

Chemistry A Level

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a female solo dancer

Dance A Level

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computer screen of computer code

Digital : IT Computer Science A Level

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drama students posing on stage

Drama A Level

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Business pages of the daily telegraph newspaper

Economics A Level

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two students with a lecturer at a desk

English Language & Literature A Level

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close up of a dictionary page

English Language A Level

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book open on a pile of closed books

English Literature A Level

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wind turbines

Environmental Science A Level

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the bottom of the eiffel tower with traffic flowing underneath

French A Level

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view of landscape of water and mountains

Geography A Level

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a german flag flying in the wind on a flagpole

German A Level

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historical image with people with a canon

History A Level

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a policeman standing in a road

Law A Level

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close up of a pen on paper with math sums

Mathematics & Further Mathematics A Level

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someone handling camera equipment in a TV studio

Media A Level

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three male students performing in a band

Music A Level

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close up of music mixing equipment

Music Technology A Level

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people in prayer

Philosophy, Religion & Ethics A Level

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close up of a camera lense

Photography A Level

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students playing rugby on a field

Physical Education A Level

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energy ball

Physics A Level

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close up of someone holding a sticker that says 'I voted'

Politics A Level

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a model of the human head with parts of the brain labelled

Psychology A Level

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students collaborating around a table

Sociology A Level

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the word 'hola' in lights

Spanish A Level

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students in lab coats working with chemicals

Applied Science Level 3 Extended Certificate

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pots full of paintbrushes

Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma

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pots of different coloured paint on the floor with someone dipping their paintbrush in one

Art, Design & Communication UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

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two people having a meeting with laptops and notebooks

Business Level 2 Diploma

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two people collaborating around a computer

Business Level 3 Extended Certificate

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a person speaking whilst sat in front of a laptop

Business Level 3 Extended Diploma

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a tablet displaying graphics

Creative Media Production & Technology - Film & TV Production

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a ps4 controller, headphones, laptop and iphone on a desk

Creative Media Production & Technology - Games Design & Development

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handcuffs resting on fingerprints

Criminology WJEC Applied Diploma

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students working at computers

Digital : Information Technology Level 2 Diploma

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a woman infront of a computer with a two screen set up

Digital : IT Production, Design & Development T Level

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close up of a camera

Digital Film & Video Production BTEC Level 3

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young child playing with large box of crayons

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Diploma

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a young child playing with building blocks

Education & Childcare T Level

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student working at a bench in engineering workshop wearing protective eyewear

Engineering BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

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student working at benches in engineering workshop

Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Certificate

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calculator and coins on a table

Financial Studies Level 3 Certificate/Diploma

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someone using a tablet with a stylus

Graphic Design Level 3 Introductory Diploma/Graphic Design A Level

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a nurse taking a patient's blood pressure

Health - Supporting the Adult Nursing Team T Level

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a nurse wearing a stethoscope

Health & Social Care CTEC Level 2 Diploma

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someone holding an elderly persons hands

Health & Social Care Level 3 Extended Certificate

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a nurse typing on a laptop with a stethoscope next to them

Health & Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma

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close up of a camera

Media CTEC Level 2 Diploma

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a student playing the violin

Music Performance & Production Level 2 Diploma

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smiley male student playing a drum kit

Music Performance & Production Level 3 Rock/Pop

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close up of someone playing saxophone

Music Performance & Production Level 3 Jazz

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a student performing in a play on stage in costume

Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

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a silhouette of the human body in lights

Psychology (Applied) Level 3

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public services lecturer leading a class on a field

Public Services Courses

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three female students playing netball in sports hall

Sport CTEC Level 2 Extended Diploma

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students playing football on a field

Sport CTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate & Diploma

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handmade necklace resting on concrete

3D Design A Level

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a student using a ruler, pencil and paper with a calculator

Accounting A Level

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old building ruins

Ancient History A Level

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a biological model of the human heart

Biology A Level

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a student with their class mates in class

Business Studies A Level

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three students in lab coats in class

Chemistry A Level

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old building ruins

Classical Civilisation A Level

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a man working at a laptop

Computer Science A Level

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handcuffs and fingerprints

Criminology Level 3 Diploma

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students in dance class, dancing and stretching

Dance A Level

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three students in drama class

Drama & Theatre Studies A Level

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two students working together in class

Economics A Level

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students working together in class

English Language & Literature A Level

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students working together in class

English Language A Level

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two female students reading books in class

English Literature A Level

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students around a table in class with a lecturer

Environmental Science A Level

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the hollywood sign in LA

Film Studies A Level

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a student working on a clay art piece

Fine Art A Level

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students holding up french words in class

French A Level

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a student holding up math equations in class

Further Mathematics A Level

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a student pointing at a globe

Geography A Level

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a student looking through a microscope

Geology A Level

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German greeting cards

German A Level

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students working at computers

Graphics A Level

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an elderly persons hands holding a walking stick

Health & Social Care Level 3 Diploma

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a student holding up a history poster in class

History A Level

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man signing a contract

Law A Level

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two students working together with a calculator

Mathematics A Level

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students working with camera equipment

Media Studies A Level

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a student singing on stage

Music A Level

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a statue of a philosopher

Philosophy A Level

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student taking a photo of someone in a photography studio

Photography A Level

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students playing rugby

Physical Education A Level

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ball of energy

Physics A Level

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students working at desks

Politics A Level

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a model of a human head with the brain labelled

Psychology A Level

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two students holding a religious artefact

Religious Studies A Level

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students collaborating around a table

Sociology A Level

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the word 'hola' in lights

Spanish A Level

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someone using a sewing machine

Textiles A Level

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air cabin crew welcoming people into the cabin

Air Cabin Crew Courses

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student holding a rabbit

Animal Care Courses

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silhouette of a human body in lights

Applied Psychology, Criminology & Law

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a student working on a clay sculpture

Art & Design Courses

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a beauty student giving a woman a facial

Beauty Therapy Courses

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two students working together

Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma

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a class of students working

Business Level 1 & 2 Courses

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a woman wearing a hard hat on a structure

Construction T Level

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a digital camera pointing at a group of people

Creative Media Production & Technology - Film & TV Production

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two people looking at designs on a computer screen

Creative Media Production & Technology - Games Design & Development

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a computer screen with creative images

Creative Media Production & Technology - Journalism & Digital Communication

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computer screen showing video editing software with a camera and green screen in background

Creative Media Production & Technology Level 2

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students at computers

Digital : IT Fundamentals Level 2

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a male sitting in front of a laptop with a mobile by his side

Digital : IT Infrastructure T Level

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close up of computer code on a screen

Digital : IT Production, Design & Development T Level

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a close up of a child at a table

Early Years Education Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

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wooden letters of the alphabet

Education & Childcare T Level

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engineering students measuring something in the workshop

Engineering Courses

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female student measuring her fashion piece on a mannequin

Fashion Design & Clothing Construction

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two students playing football

Football Academy

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close up of a skull

Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation Level 3

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a student doing a fellow student's hair

Hairdressing & Male Grooming Courses

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a nurse taking someone's pulse on their wrist

Health & Nursing T Level

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a person taking someones blood pressure

Health & Social Care Courses

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female hospitality student polishing cutlery

Hospitality & Catering Courses

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someone in a lab working with samples

Laboratory Science T Level

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a medical professional analysing and pointing at scans

Medical & Healthcare Science T Level

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two students in a workshop car

Motor Vehicle Systems Courses

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students performing in a band

Music Courses

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a man sailing in the sea

Outdoor Adventure Education Courses

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students mid-dance

Performing Arts Courses

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students in the college gym using equipment

Personal Training

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a student taking a photo in a photography studio

Photography & Graphic Design Level 3

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An air cabin crew student pointing towards emergency exit on a plane

Preparation for a Career in Hospitality & Tourism Level 1

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public services students playing paintball

Public & Uniformed Services Courses

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two students in science class in lab coats and protective eyewear, watching a chemical experiment and smiling

Science Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

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students playing rugby

Sport & Sport Science Courses

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someone getting their theatrical makeup done

Theatrical & Media Make-up Courses

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a map ofthe world with pins and currency of the world

Travel & Tourism Courses

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There are lots of people at the college, each studying a diverse range of courses, people from all different areas come to study here, it creates a sense of community, there is a huge social aspect to college life across all courses.

Lee Backhouse, BTEC student

I’m very, very happy, I didn’t expect to do so well. The College has been helpful and supportive. I loved my courses, and the teachers were really good – every single one of them. The facilities are great, but it’s the staff that really make this place.

Matthew Randell, A Level student

"I am delighted with my results and am really looking forward to studying Law at Oxford University. I really enjoyed my time at HSDC Alton and I really appreciate all the help and support from my fantastic teachers, without whom I wouldn't have got my place at Oxford."

Catherine Goldie, HSDC Alton A Level Student