Dance is a course of art that familiarizes students with the various categories of dance that range from street dance to ballet dance. Undertaking such a course enables a student to gain exposure that will make one competitive and competent as a professional dancer or choreographer. There are no specific A-level subjects that are necessary to undertake this course, but it is useful to have Performing Arts and English Literature. No lab work is undertaken, but most of the classes are practical so that the students are given a chance to improve their art. It is also important to note that work experience is not part of the coursework.
Dentistry is a course that provides a linkage to becoming a dentist. A-level in Chemistry and Biology are necessary to undertake the course. The course equips students with the knowledge that they required to diagnose, prevent and treat any illnesses that occur within the mouth area. Other subjects that are of importance when undertaking the course include Physics, Mathematics, and English. Different aspects that are usually covered in the course study include Physiology, Microbiology, and Genetics among others. There is laboratory work that is undertaken in the course of study to enable students to demonstrate their understanding. Furthermore, practice exams are usually administered after a given interval of time.
Design is a course that is focused on proving ideas and visual images. Design is a broad subject and students have several choices that they can choose to specialize in namely; fashion, product, graphic, animation, and interior design among others. An A-level in Art or any other design related subject is necessary. Additionally, a Diploma in Foundation Art and Design are required for students to undertake this course. Besides that, it is useful to have the following subjects: Photography, History of Art and Design Technology. No lab work is undertaken during the study, but studio sessions are held to broaden the skills of students. Work experience is not part of the course study.
Drama and theatre studies is a course that combines the study of the history of theatres with reading and analyzing performance skills in the theatre. Practicals take up a considerable portion of the study and students are required to hold group discussions and presentations. To undertake this course, there are no specific subjects that are, but it is useful to have English, English literature and language and Drama Studies. Graduates from this course can work as actors, film and television directors, presenters and stage managers. Work experience is not part of the, and no lab work is usually undertaken.
Economics is a course that focuses on wealth production and management. It also equips students with communication, accountancy skills and presentation skills that are necessary for wealth creation and management. It is an all lecture-based course that does not have laboratory work being undertaken, and tutorials may also be used during the study. The course equips students with skills that are necessary to analyze economic and financial data to come up with solutions to universal problems. Work experience is not part of the coursework. Graduates from this course can work as economists, accountants and as investment advisers among others.
Electronic and electrical engineering
Electronic and electrical engineering is a course that aims at equipping students with skills that will enable them electricity related challenges. The course also enhances knowledge of the students on matters of electronic systems that may be used in the transport, manufacturing and communication industry. A-level subjects that are required to undertake this course include Mathematics and Physics. Other useful subjects to have to include Further Mathematics and Design Technology. Laboratory work is involved in allowing students to practice what they have learned in theory. Work experience is not part of the coursework that is undertaken by students. Graduates from this course may work as electrical engineers, aerospace engineers and also in the IT industry.
English language and literature
English and literature is a course that requires the students to analyze books plays and poems to gain an understanding of what the author intended to put across. Through the study of such books, students can improve their skills in writing and communication. An A-level in English and language is required to undertake this course. Some aspects that are usually covered in the course of study include poetry, grammar, novels, and films. No laboratory work is conducted during the study, but students are expected to hold group discussions and do oral presentations. Graduates from this course may work as journalists literature teachers and also do other literature related tasks.
Environmental science is a course that exposes with the skills that are necessary to create solutions for aspects such as climate change, sustainable development, environmental pollution and solutions for the ever-growing population. Two A-levels in either Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, or Chemistry are required for one to undertake the course. The students are required to conduct laboratory work at the various stages of the course of study. Work experience is not part of the coursework that students undertake. Graduates from this course can work as environmental analysts, nature reserve wardens, recycling officers and scientific advisers among other careers.
Fashion is a course that deals with the outward appearance of people ranging from what clothes people wear, shoe accessories, make up and body piercings among other aspects. The requirements for this course varies from one institution to another, but it is useful to have a portfolio of work. No lab work is conducted during the study, but there are a lot of practicals and workshops that students are expected to participate in. This course equips students with the skills that fosters creativity with their art, and this helps them remain relevant in this competitive industry. A graduate from this course may work as a fashion journalist, fashion designer and as an event manager.
Film is a course that aims to produce individuals who can not only professionally produce films but also edit and write scripts. Art, Media Studies, and Drama are required A-level subjects to undertake this course. The course study involves practicals that students are expected to take part in as they study various aspects of the course such as editing, directing and scripting. Work experience is not part of the course study, and no lab work is conducted. It is important to note that besides the lectures, workshops and seminars are usually offered to broaden students’ knowledge. Graduates from this course may work as producers, film editors, and camera operators.
Finance is a course that offers knowledge on the relevant ways of conducting finance-related tasks such as accounting, trading, banking, and investment. There are no specific A-level subjects that are required to undertake this course, but it is resourceful to have Economics, Business Studies, and Mathematics. Various aspects that are usually covered in this course include accounting, principles of economics, financial markets, quantitative methods for economics and banking among others. No lab work is involved during the course study, but students are actively engaged in group discussions and oral presentations. Important to note is that work experience is not part of the coursework.
Fine Art is focused on developing one's skills in printmaking, performance art, sculpture, and photography to enhance expression of one's creativity. A-level subjects in Art and a diploma in foundation art and design are necessary to undertake this course. Furthermore, it is useful to have History of Art, Design Technology and Photography. Additionally, having a portfolio of artwork is an added advantage to get you started. No lab work is conducted, but students are actively involved in studio-based work which is meant to reinforce the lectures that they undertake. Graduates from this course may work as designers, photographers, or as lectures for administering art.
Food and beverage studies
Food and beverage studies is a course that prepares students with skills that are necessary to enable them to handle foods and drinks appropriately. The various aspects that are normally covered in the course study include cooking techniques, management of facilities and styles of serving. These skills prepare students to preserve, prepare and serve foods and drinks professionally. Laboratory work is involved in the course of study and work experience is not part of the coursework. Two A-level core sciences are required to undertake this course, and they may be Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Graduates from this course may work as dieticians, restaurant managers and as caterers among other related careers.
Forensics Science is a course that aims at equipping students with the necessary skills to examine any pieces of evidence that might be at a crime scene. Chemistry and Biology are the A-level subjects that are required to undertake this course. Various aspects that are covered in the coursework include crime scene procedures, report writing, examining evidence and fingerprinting. Laboratory work is usually conducted to equip students with the analytical skills that they need to undertake various investigations on pieces of evidence. Lectures are reinforced with tutorials that broaden students’ knowledge on the subject. Graduates from this course may work as Forensic Scientists, Analytical Chemists, and data analysts.
Forestry focuses on equipping students with skills of forest and woodland management with respect their function as water catchment areas, a source of timber and wildlife habitat. Any of the Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, and Biology) is required to undertake this course, but it is useful to have Geography, Environmental Science, and Business Studies. No laboratory work is involved in the course study, but a lot of field work is undertaken to help familiarize students with the nature of forests. The aspects covered in the coursework include management of commercial plantations, protection of hedgerows and woodlands among others. A graduate of this course may work as a farm manager, agricultural manager, and conservation worker.
General engineering is a broad course that deals with engineering in general which covers the different principles of engineering design. It equips students with the skills that they need so that they can construct and create machines and structures. There are no specific subjects that are required to undertake this course, but it is useful to have Mathematics and Physics. No laboratory work is involved in the, but students are expected to participate in the workshops and group discussions and presentations actively. Work experience is not part of the course study. Graduates from this course can work as industrial engineers, broadcast engineers, automotive engineers and other engineering related tasks.
Geography is a course that is focused on equipping students with knowledge that is related to the physical world that surrounds us. An A-level in Geography is required to undertake this course. Additionally, it is useful to have Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and mathematics. Some aspects that are covered in the coursework include Physical Geography and Human Geography that are covered through lectures, group discussions, and fieldwork. Graduates can work as landscape architects, cartographers, surveyors, social researchers, Geographical Information System officers and teachers in this field. No laboratory work is usually involved in the coursework. It is also important to note that work experience is not part of the coursework that students ought to undertake.
Geology is a course that is involved with the study that equips one with the knowledge on the formation of the earth and the changes that have taken place ever since as time passes by. One A-level subject in either Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology are required to undertake this course. Having Geography and Geology subjects is an added advantage for this course. No laboratory work is conducted, but fieldwork and practicals are conducted to reinforce the knowledge learned in the lectures. Work experience is not part of the coursework that is to be undertaken. Graduates from this course may work as Geologists, Quarry Managers, Geophysicists and Land Surveyors.
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