Flying Start 2018

  • If you are starting new courses at Varndean College, developing good independent study habits quickly is vital for success.
  • At College you are expected to complete weekly homework tasks for every subject outside of your timetabled lessons. That's a challenge you'll need to get prepared for before your timetabled lessons begin.
  • Flying Start is designed to help you get back the good study habits you probably haven't used since you finished your GCSE exams last June


  1. Please read this booklet, which outlines our expectations of all students and staff at Varndean College, the community you are choosing to join. There will be an opportunity to discuss this further in Core Studies, once you start at college.
  2. Click on Core Studies and You can Grow your Intelligence
  3. Click on every subject you have enrolled for and download your first homework tasks. Complete these before your first lesson in each subject. You need to allow 2 -3 hours per option.

Flying Start (Year 1)

Advanced Levels Programmes
BTEC Applied Law Chemistry History - Modern
BTEC Applied Biology Classical Civilisation Law
BTEC Business Computer Science Mathematics
BTEC Computer Games Development Design - 3D Further Mathematics
CTEC Creative Media Production Design - Graphic  Media Studies
BTEC Dance Digital Illustration Music
BTEC Environmental Sustainability Drama/Theatre Studies Music Technology
BTEC  Health and Social Care Economics Philosophy
BTEC ICT English Language Photography
BTEC Performance Double Diploma/Sub Diploma English Literature Physics
BTEC Public Services Film Studies Politics
BTEC Sport Fine Art Psychology
BTEC Travel & Tourism French Sociology
Biology Geography Spanish
Business Studies German Statistics
CACHE Early Years Education & Care History - Early Modern


International Baccalaureate
IB Biology Higher Level IB History Standard IB Spanish Beginners
IB Biology Standard Level IB History Higher IB Spanish Higher
IB Chemistry Higher Level IB Mathematical Studies Standard IB Spanish Standard
IB Chemistry Standard Level IB Maths Higher IB Theatre Higher
IB English & World Lit Higher IB Maths Standard IB Theatre Standard
IB English & World Lit Standard IB Philosophy Higher IB Theory of Knowledge
IB Film Higher Level IB Philosophy Standard IB Global Politics Standard/Higher
IB Film Standard Level IB Psychology Higher IB Visual Arts Higher Level
IB French Higher IB Psychology Standard IB Visual Arts Standard Level
IB French Standard IB Physics Higher  
IB German Higher IB Physics Standard  
IB German Standard    
Preadvanced Programmes
GCSE Biology Level 2 Art & Design Level 2 Nutrition and Health
GCSE Double Science Level 2 Business Level 2 Performing Arts
GCSE English Language Level 2 Childcare (Cache) Level 2 Public Services
GCSE Mathematics Number & Measure Level 2 Creative Media Production Level 2 Sport
GCSE Mathematics Foundation Level 2 Fitness Sports Leaders
GCSE Mathematics Higher Level 2 Health & Social Care Level 2 Travel & Tourism
GCSE Photography    
Year 2 Stand Alone Courses
AS Film AS Sociology BTEC Cert in Law
AS Photography AS Statistics BTEC Cert in Business