• Additional Support


    Additional Support Department

    “The aim of the department is to ensure all students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum at levels appropriate to their needs, promoting independence and self-confidence through the development of their basic skills.”

    The Additional Support department has a designated area including classrooms, offices and meeting rooms.

    We have 9 Additional Support Assistants (ASAs) working with students in College. Students with an Education, Health and Care Plan have a key ASA who checks the student is coping on a day to day basis, supports and liaises with home if there are any issues or need for celebration! ASAs also monitor student progress and may attend meetings.

    If a parent/carer of a student with additional needs has any concerns, they can contact the SENCO at any time. Working with parents, teachers and outside agencies to support the needs of the students is vital to the Additional Support Department’s role within College.

    Liaison with Primary schools to make the transition from Primary to Secondary education as easy as possible for students with special education needs is very important. In addition to the usual transition package we offer the seance will visit every primary school before the year 6 students leave to meet with students, teachers and parents. Some students may require extra transition support. When students leave at post 16 or 18 every effort is taken to give them as much support and advice as possible to help them select the next move in their education. All students are offered appointments with the careers advice service, those with EHCPs will be given additional support.

    Support available within college
    A range of support is available depending on the requirements of the individual students. The College has more than the national average percentage of students with SEN or with EHCPs, as a result we have experience in supporting a wide range of difficulties. In addition to the tailored support required for high need students, we also offer more general support that all children may benefit from from time to time. This support can be in the form of 1:1 support, small group work or in class support. We also offer intervention groups during period 6 after school. Support is given to develop literacy, numeracy, social skills and behaviour using a range of resources, and outside agencies depending on the needs of the students and progress is regularly monitored. Staff also support students as they follow programmes set by the occupational therapist and physiotherapist.

    Students are welcome to attend the homework support group in the Additional Support department if they require help.

    Support with examinations
    The SENCo is a specialist assessor that may carry a range of tests at any time to identify difficulties or to better understand the child. The SENCo may use this information to apply to the exam boards for access arrangements for external exams. The SENCo cannot award access arrangements, students must meet the requirements of the exam boards.

    Information for staff
    All staff have an Additional Support Handbook giving information about different types of special educational needs students may encounter to enable staff to consider the best ways of supporting the learning of students with a range of difficulties. This is also available electronically. Students who are on the DSEN register have a student passport with important information as well as targets. Students and parents are involved in writing the passports.

    Additional Information
    Use the link below to access the SEN report for additional information.

    MDTC – SEN information report

  • Art & Design

    Art Featured


    The MDTC Art department comprises of four purpose built Art rooms, each boasting large windows which give plenty of essential natural light. All our rooms include imaginative and inspirational displays which share past and current pupil’s project outcomes. The Louth site boasts a dedicated 6th Form studio, kiln and clay preparation room, ICT suite and a rare darkroom for chemical photography. Every year we open up the Art department for our A Level end of year show. This is the perfect occasion to celebrate with friends and families, but also share our successes with the local community and potential A Level students.

    Keep up to date with all that is happening within the department at: www.flickr.com/mdtc

    Key Stage 3 Art and Design:

    Each year students will be encouraged to develop their imagination through a range of two dimensional processes such as; drawing, painting, printing and ICT. Students will also have the opportunity, each year, to design and make a three dimensional outcome. Students will create artwork with close links to artists and craft makers helping them to develop essential analytical skills. Throughout the Key Stage, projects will give students the opportunity to look at other cultures and consider their response to the world, through Art. Whilst following the National Curriculum we endeavour to build confident, creative thinkers, giving students the transferable skills they need for GCSE and A Level should they choose to continue their art education.

    Check out our “KS3 Art and Design” set: www.flickr.com/mdtc

    GCSE Art and Design:

    We offer GCSE Art and Design as a one year course in year 10 or year 11. Students continue to build on the formal skills from Key Stage 3 with independence and understanding of the whole creative process. We aim to prepare students for the externally set Exam by following a specific process which will allow students the freedom in choosing personal themes and techniques that work with their highlighted strengths. Projects vary each year, but offer opportunities to work with drawing, painting, printing, mixed media, photography, ceramics and other methods of construction. We support students through this journey and encourage them to be passionate about art outside of the classroom. The skills students learn throughout the Coursework should allow them more independence when completing the exam project.

    Check out our “GCSE Art and Design” set: www.flickr.com/mdtc

    A Level Art and Design:

    We offer Fine Art, Graphics and Lens Based Media (Photography) at Key Stage 5. All three A Levels offer different pathways of career progression. As teachers we aim to find the creative qualification to suite the student’s future aspirations, which can sometimes lead to a combination of two. Fine Art introduces students to expression through the formal elements. Looking closely at line, tone and colour, students are encouraged to explore personal themes through two dimensional and three dimensional outcomes. Whilst studying Graphic Communications, students will be producing artwork to a brief. The projects are designed to replicate those issued to professional designers. Students will understand both creative and technical aspects of producing art for a purpose. Within the Photography A Level, students will explore both chemical and digital processes along a theme of their choice. Not only will they learn the technical processes, but begin to explore different ways of seeing and representing the world around them. All A Level pupils will be expected to explore the work of others who are working within the same field. The process of exploration, development, refining and personal expression is one that will see them through both Coursework and Exam.

    Check out our A Level sets: www.flickr.com/mdtc See examples of AS Level and A2 Level work from Fine Art, Graphics and Photography.

  • Business Studies


    Business Studies Department – Blog Page

    MDTC Business

    There is a strong argument that in the future everyone will need to have had a business education. Whatever you do in your professional life, the chances are that it will involve some ‘business’. Scientists, engineers, even artists, will inevitably have to understand at least the basics of business, and probably a lot more. In other words, the combination of specialist qualification and business knowledge will become vital.

    In business you have to DO things, make decisions, take action and monitor results and through your study you will be given the tools to enable you to make an immediate contribution to the business environment.

    The Business Department at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College has three members of teaching staff, Mrs Sharman, Miss Walton and Miss Carr. There are many business courses that are run by the department in order to cater for all the different learning styles that our learners have.

    We currently offer:

    • GCSE Business Studies
    • BTEC First Award in Business
    • A Level Business Studies
    • Applied A Level Business

    GCSE Business Studies You don’t have to want to be the next Alan Sugar to study Business. But, Business Studies does allow you to have an insight into the business world which is essential, regardless of your career choice! In addition, you will develop your team working skills, analytical skills, ICT skills, communication skills and decision making skills – all of which make you a more attractive employee.

    Summary of Business content: The GCSE Business Studies course broadly consists of two main units, these are:

    Unit 1 – Setting up a business This unit introduces students to issues concerning the setting up and the operation of a business. It explores the activities of business and the reasons for success or failure. The unit encourages students to appreciate that businesses must operate within society and that this involves businesses engaging with a wide range of stakeholders who will have different perspectives. Individual sections of the unit include: • starting a business – the issues involved with starting up a business • marketing – an introduction to marketing, consideration is given to ICT in marketing • finance and accounts – introducing the importance of finance to a business (sources of, advice and cash flow forecasting) • human resource management – considering ways in which businesses might recruit, motivate and retain staff • operations management – exploring how ops management can help a business to be more effective, and the role that technology can play in this process

    Unit 2 – Growing as a Business

    This unit builds upon the work of unit 1, allowing candidates to study businesses as they grow and the issues that expansion raises.

    • the business organisation – considers the methods of expansion and how the objectives of larger businesses might differ from smaller businesses.
    • marketing – a detailed investigation into each element of the marketing mix, looking at how they may have to change to respond to market forces.
    • finance and accounts – introducing sources of finance available to larger businesses. In addition, financial statements, such as the balance sheet and profit and loss account.
    • human resource management – an investigation into different organisational structures and the process by which businesses recruit, motivate and retain employees.
    • operations management – increasing the students understanding of production methods. In addition, the concept of efficiency and quality assurance.


    Unit 1 – External exam, this accounts for 40% of the overall mark

    Unit 2 – External exam, this accounts for 35% of the overall mark

    Controlled Assignment, this accounts for 25% of the overall mark

    BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business

    What is the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business?
    This course has been designed to provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of business. The core units cover the essential knowledge and skills required in the business sector. The optional specialist units, covering branding and promotion, customer service, sales, retail business and recruitment and career development, allow the learners to complete assignments which meet the needs of employers. In addition to this the qualification provides opportunities for learners to develop the communication skills needed for working in the business sector.

    What can a BTEC in Business do for you? The course can provide a starting point of a route into employment in many diverse areas of business, including roles in specialist areas such as marketing, finance, customer service or human resources in business.

    In the two core units, learners will have the opportunity to develop the key enterprise and financial skills and knowledge necessary to enable them to understand how businesses recognise opportunities, and build on them to succeed. Learners will understand how a business makes money and manages its money, and plans for the future.


    The course includes an externally assessed finance unit in the core to introduce externality to vocational courses of study. This will assist the learners as they progress either onto higher levels of vocational learning, or to related academic qualifications such as GCEs and GCSEs.

    There are a further three internally assessed units which allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the assessment through a range of activities, including assignments, role play and presentations.


    The BTEC First Award in Business provides a good foundation for learners in post-16 education, or to entry level job roles within the sector. Achievement at Level 2 provides a suitable foundation for further study of vocational qualifications at Level 3, such as GCEs or Applied Business GCE.

    Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World – Internal Assessment This unit introduces learners to what businesses do, trends that affect them, how they operate and the factors that influence their success. Learners explore types of ownership, aims and objectives and produce their own business plan.

    Unit 2 Finance for Business – External Examination In this unit, learners will explore the types of costs that business incur, from the initial start-up costs involved in setting up a business to the on-going daily costs of the business. You will then examine sales, revenue, breakeven and profit.

    Unit 3 Promoting a Brand – Internal Assessment
    Learners will investigate how businesses promote themselves through brand and image. Promotional mix is studied and students will develop their own brand image.

    Unit 4 Recruitment, Selection and Employment – Internal Assessment This unit, learners are introduced to a variety of job roles, functions and organisational structures. Students will also prepare for application for a job and interview for employment.

    AS/A2 Business Studies Course Outline

    Business Studies is a valuable course which will give you an insight into the world of work. It will teach you about many different elements – the economy, business life, the government, why we work, setting up a business and much more. The course will appeal to those students who: have an interest in how businesses operate; enjoy studying a subject relevant to their own lives and experiences or would like a career in Business. Business can be a useful choice for a wide range of careers and can be combined with a wide range of subjects. Throughout the course you will spend time looking at marketing and finance as well as people and operations management. You will also concentrate on external influences and business objectives and strategy.

    Methods of assessment

    Most of this course is assessed through external examinations.

    Applied Business Course Outline

    The AS and advanced GCE in Applied Business has been designed to form qualifications which provide knowledge and understanding for those who want a broad background knowledge of Business. The course can be undertaken even if you do not have any previous experience of Business Studies, however, it would be an advantage. The philosophy behind the course is that, in order to understand the nature of business, you must actively experience the business environment, by researching local and national businesses.

    During the course you will spend time looking at the different roles of people within business as well as financial planning and monitoring systems. You will also concentrate on the importance of marketing in helping businesses achieve their aims and objectives.

    Methods of assessment

    Assessment is based on portfolio evidence that is marked internally and external examinations. The course provides a stepped progression from year 12 to year 13 and can, if necessary be certified as an AS or A2.


    Business Studies Students Take Coffee Break

    Year 12 Applied Business Students take a ‘Coffee Break’

    Our Year 12 Business students visited the Starbucks outlet in St Stephen’s shopping centre (Hull) in order to investigate the aims and objectives that profit making businesses try to achieve.

    Following their market research and sampling of the seasonal ‘Pumpkin Spiced Latte’ beverage they participated in a Q/A with the store manager. They explored how the external environment, such as changing social values and competition, affects Starbucks’ ability to achieve their objectives and how the business uses market research and the marketing mix to identify and meet customer needs.

    They also investigated how individuals and teams are vital to the success of the business, allowing them to build a portfolio of evidence to include in their coursework upon their return to college.


    McDonalds Visit

    ‘Happy Times’ for BTEC Business Students

    As part of the Year 10 BTEC First Award in Business, students must produce a promotional campaign for a popular product. The group chose to focus on the Happy Meal at McDonalds. As a group we visited the fast food outlet and of course students were ‘encouraged’ to conduct primary market research of their own and taste test the menu!

    After this we were lucky enough to have a seminar with the Educational Liaison manager. This was very informative and she explained the methods of promotion used by McDonalds and the impact these have on footfall and sales revenue, she also spoke specifically about the Happy Meal and how and why it appeals to the target audience. Now students will be working in the classroom to rebrand the Happy Meal using the new promotional character introduced by McDonalds, ‘Happy’ a ‘box with hair’ who you will find on each Happy Meal.

    Students will be designing new logos, creating ‘catchy’ slogans, writing radio scripts and TV adverts, re-designing the Happy Meal box and planning new sales promotions.

  • Design & Technology


    Design and Technology Department

    Food Technology – Resistant Materials – CAD/CAM – Texiles Technology – Electronic Products

    “Using your hands and brains to solve problems is an enormous creative challenge.” Sir James Dyson, CBE.

    The Design and Technology department at MDTC allows students to experience a wide range of different design subjects.

    In Year 7 and 8, students experience 5 areas of study, Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD/CAM), Textiles Technology and Electronic Products.

    In Year 9 CAD/CAM is integrated into the other 4 areas, after which students may choose an area which they want to continue to study through to Year 11 and will study the subject for 2 years eventually gaining a GCSE in that chosen area. In addition to the subjects studied in Year 9, a further subject option of a BTEC in Hospitality may be available to certain groups.

    Beyond Year 11 and GCSEs students can continue to study within the department in the Sixth Form. The courses available are BTEC Hospitality and A level Product Design, both will prepare you for relevant careers or further studies at university.

    Mr Auld – Head of Design & Technology


    Key Stage 4

    AQA GCSE Design Technology

    Electronic Products (4540) encourages students to use a wide range of electronic components with appropriate materials to package an electronic circuit.

    Food Technology (4545) allows student to demonstrate their creativity when making food products as well as to gain an understanding of food science and nutrition.

    Resistant Materials (4560) is the design and making of products using a range of materials such wood, metals and plastics and will be encouraged to incorporate new technologies in the production of their products.

    Textiles Technology (4570) enables students to develop a working knowledge of a wide range of textiles materials and components appropriate to modelling, prototyping and manufacturing.

    In each course students will learn about design and market influences, processes and manufacture, environmental issues and the use of ICT in relation to the manufacturing of material products.

    Outline of the courses:
    There is one tier of assessment covering grades A* to G.

    Unit 1 – Written Paper – 2 hours – 120 marks – 40%
    Students answer all questions in two sections
    Pre-release exam topic material issued by AQA

    Unit 2 – Approximately 45 hours – 90 marks – 60%
    Consists a single design and make activity selected from a range of tasks set by AQA

    Mr Auld – Head of Design & Technology


    AS/A Level GCE Design and Technology: Product Design

    This course is designed to offer students opportunities to study, propose and realise prototype solutions closely linked to the real world of product manufacture in a range of material areas. Recognising the routes that are pursued at any Design & Technology GCSE this specification provides students with opportunities to continue their studies either exclusively or as a combination of focus material areas.

    AS Units
    F521: Advanced Innovation Challenge
    • The Advanced Innovation challenge is a design challenge assessing students’ ability to design and model a product and then reflect on their design concept.
    F522: Product Study
    • The Product Study is a coursework unit. It consists of product analysis and product development, prototype modelling and testing.

    A2 Units
    F523: Design, Make and Evaluate
    • Students are required to produce a coursework portfolio and product. The coursework consists of designing, making, and evaluating a product, a marketing presentation, and a review and reflection.

    F524: Product Design
    • This is a written paper that consists of two components. Candidates will be able to select questions across the focus material areas. Mr Auld – Head of Design & Technology


  • English

    English Featured

    English at MDTC



    Communication is an essential part of life. The English Department at MDTC works very hard to ensure that students gain the confidence and skills needed to succeed beyond their school life. Furthermore, we seek to ignite a love of reading in our students, provide them with the tools to write effectively and the skills to speak confidently to different audiences.

    There is a range of clubs within the department. Film Club is popular with students of all ages and runs both after school and at lunch times. A range of homework and revision sessions run throughout the year and across both of our campuses to give students extra help whenever it is needed. Our highly popular writing competitions allow students the chance to flex their creative muscles and win exciting prizes.

    We frequently invite authors into College to work with students and share their stories and expertise. Recent visits include Helen Pielechaty, and William Hussey. The department has strong links with the libraries in both Louth and Mablethorpe where students regularly visit and their work is showcased.

    Students can also enjoy a range of trips and theatre visits throughout their school career.


    At Key Stage Three we study a broad range of topics with the aim of nurturing talents, developing literacy and inspiring creativity. Students are given constructive praise and feedback and work is regularly assessed with a national curriculum level.

    In Year 7 students read a novel (‘Skellig’ or ‘Room 13’) as well as a selection of poetry from other cultures and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare. They also work with local authors to study the art of story telling and examine similarities between literature and film.

    Year 8 sees students continue their study of literature with a war themed project. This includes reading two novels and further examination of ‘the moving image.’ They will also read ‘Macbeth’ as well as learning to write a play script of their own.

    By the time they reach year 9, students’ work is geared towards preparing them for their GCSEs. They will develop their skills by reading ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,’ a range of non-fiction, Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and Classic Short Stories from around the world.

    In years 10 and 11, students are taught in four groups for four hours per week. The courses assess the key skills of speaking and listening, reading and writing through a combination of written examination and controlled assessments which require students to study a variety of texts and genres, including Shakespeare. Students are prepared for their exams through a series of internal tests and mock exams.

    Should they choose English in the Sixth Form, MDTC offers the AQA combined ‘A’ Level in English Literature and English Literature B. This is a demanding academic course offering students the opportunity to study a variety of texts both fiction and non-fiction. Creativity is catered for in coursework essays and close analysis of Shakespeare.

  • Expressive Arts

    Drama Featured

    Expressive Arts Department

    Key Stage 3:

    Students study Expressive Arts at key stage 3 with lessons in both Drama and Dance. They will engage in a range of units to develop collaborative and performance skills and will use professional dance and drama works (e.g. play texts) as a reference point and as a starting point for performance.

    KS 3 units may include:

    Space Exploration (Y7 Drama) Musicals (Y7 Dance) Commedia dell Arte (Y8 Drama) Street Dance (Y8 Dance) Blood
    Brothers (Y9 Drama) Choreography (Y9 Dance).

    Key Stage 4:

    The department currently offers GCSE Drama.

    GCSE Drama requires students to explore themes and starting points, they then have the opportunity to work collaboratively and imaginatively in a safe and stimulating environment. Component 1 (Devising), allows students the opportunity to work in small groups to create their own original piece of theatre. This is assessed by the teacher and has both practical and written elements. Component 2 (Performance from text). We explore a play text, looking at characterisation and performance skills. We produce two extracts from the same play and perform these to an external examiner. Students are also required to attend a professional piece of theatre which will be arranged by the college. The final unit (Theatre makers in practice) is a written exam in which students write about a set text and how they would realise sections as a director as well as answer a question on a piece of live theatre that they have seen during the duration of the course.

    Key Stage 5:
    The department offers AS/A2 level Drama and Theatre Studies and BTEC level 3 Performing Arts: Dance.

    As part of the AS Drama and Theatre Studies course, students will:
    • Develop knowledge and understanding of key events and genres of theatre history through practical exploration and research.
    • Explore two contrasting play-texts practically.
    • Complete Written evaluation notes on their exploration of the two plays.
    • Visit the theatre to see a professional live production.
    • Complete an evaluation of a piece of live theatre.
    • Perform in a group performance of the teacher’s choosing and under their direction.
    • Perform either a monologue or duologue.

    Most students will go on to study A2 level in which they will:
    • Devise an original piece of theatre from a starting point.
    • Complete evaluative notes on the process of creating their piece.
    • Visit the theatre to see a professional live production.
    • Analyse and evaluate the success of the production seen in the written exam.
    • Prepare a play using practical exploration skills in preparation for the written exam.
    • Explain your interpretation of the play in the written exam.

    Original Theatre by MDTC A2 Drama & Theatre Studies Students

    BTEC Level 3 Dance
    As part of the BTEC Level 3 Dance course, students will develop their skills in Contemporary dance and other styles including Jazz and Ballet. They will work on two different Choreography pieces, several performances and will also learn evaluation and dance appreciation . They will complete other units which may include Ballet and Performance. These are designed to develop their knowledge and understanding of key genres and practitioners. They will also perform in college shows and choreograph dance pieces for both themselves and others.

    The BTEC units include:

    Performing to an Audience
    Dance Performance
    Contemporary Dance
    Dance Appreciation
    Choreographing Dance
    Developing Classical Ballet Technique
    Applying Contemporary Dance Technique

  • Geography



    Welcome to the MDTC Geography Department. At MDTC Geography is studied from Year 7 through to Year 13 and is a high profile department within the college.

    In Year 7 we study a range of topics centred around the British Isles. In year 8 we learn about a new range of topics, this time within the context of Europe. In Year 9 our learning focus switches again, this time investigating physical and human geography at a global scale.

    The Key stage 3 course is relevant, regularly changing to incorporate the latest geographical events from our own country and around the globe. In MDTC Geography we aim to develop a range of skills that learners can apply not only in our subject but in other subjects throughout their time here. We undertake fieldwork both on and off site.

    At Key Stage 4 we follow the internationally renowned IGCSE Geography Course. This well respected qualification allows students to study topics at a truly global scale. We undertake fieldwork at Spurn Point and students devise and test their own hypotheses out in the field – proper grown up Geography! They also study a unit based on geographical skills.

    MDTC Geography In the Sixth Form we follow the Edexcel Syllabus. We study Global Challenges and Geographical Investigation at AS, undertaking coastal fieldwork at Freiston Shore and in Hull, as well as in Louth and across East Lindsey District. At A2 students investigate a series of applied topics including a personal research module which culminates in a research report on their chosen subject, Tectonic Hazards being the most popular in recent years.

    Our goal as a department is to broaden horizons, helping our students to make sense of the world around them so that they want to go out and explore it for themselves when they leave us.

  • Health & Social Care


    Health and Social Care
    Health and Social Care introduces students to a wide variety of work in evaluating a range of health and social care services and organisations, increasing their knowledge and developing awareness of influences on an individual’s health and well-being and examining the influences on individual development. It is a vocational subject where students can gain experience of a variety of care settings alongside their academic study and is an ideal subject for anybody considering joining the caring professions. It encourages students to reflect on their experiences and translate these experiences into their written work.

    Years 10 & 11
    Students in key stage 4 can study the GCSE in Health and Social Care which gives students opportunities to:
    • actively engage in the processes of health and social care in order to develop as effective and independent students.
    • understand aspects of personal development, and the health, social care and early years sectors, through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations.
    • develop a critical and analytical approach to problem solving within the health, social care and early years sectors.
    • examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.
    The Edexcel GCSE in Health and Social Care consists of two units – Units 1 and 2.

    Unit 1 – understanding personal relationships and development includes:
    • Human growth and development
    • Factors affecting human growth and development
    • Effects of relationships on personal growth and development
    • The effect of life events on personal development.

    This unit is assessed through a 1-hour and 15-minute written examination paper which has a total of 70 marks. The paper consists of 15 multiple-choice questions and a series of questions based on case studies and short scenarios.

    Unit 2 Exploring Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision includes:
    • The range of care needs of major client groups
    • How health care, social care and early years services are accessed and the barriers to access
    • How health, social care and early years services are provided
    • Workers in health, social care and early years
    • Care values which underpin service provider interaction.
    This unit is internally assessed through an Edexcel-set task to be completed under controlled conditions. It will be internally assessed and externally moderated and is marked out of 50.

    Sixth Form
    In key stage 5 students have the option of studying either BTEC or AS and A2 Health and Social Care. It is possible to study the A2 level at the level of either single or double award.

    Child Development

    This is an interesting course for students who want to understand the development of children during the first five years of life.

    Years 10 and 11
    Students in years 10 and 11 can study the GCSE in child development in a one year course. This course aims to give candidates an opportunity to extend and apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of the development and care of children from conception to age 5. You will study the following topics:
    • Family and parenting
    • Preparation for pregnancy and birth
    • Physical development
    • Nutrition and health
    • Intellectual, social and emotional development
    • Community support

    The course is assessed through coursework (60%) and external examinations (40%). For the coursework element the student will complete three short tasks and a child study.

    DCE – Cache level 3 diploma in childcare and education

    This course is available in the sixth form only and forms a full course of study – the equivalent of three’ A’ levels. This qualification will prepare you to work unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity with children and their families in a variety of settings including nurseries, children’s centres, home-based child care pre-schools or schools. It is suitable for anybody wanting to work with children and young people. The course is assessed both by the tutor and Cache and requires the completion of written assignments, a short answer test, the assessment of your performance in the workplace and a research task.

  • History


    Why should we study history?

    There are many different reasons to study history, as it is a fantastic combination of all the other school subjects. There are many arguments over the importance of history, and these still go on today.

    History helps you discover how your world evolved.

    History helps you develop the skills to look beyond the headlines, to ask questions properly, and to express your own opinions.

    History trains your mind and teaches you how to think and process information.

    History students are rounded individuals who develop an understanding of both past and present. The pursuit of historical events and people is fun – a form of time travel.

    History helps you make sense of most other subjects.

    A lack of historical knowledge prevents people from truly understanding the world they live in.

    History helps you understand the origins of modern political and social problems.

    History lets you learn how and why people behaved as they did, whether they are Elizabeth I, Hitler or John Lennon…

    History makes you appreciate that people in the past were not just ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but motivated in complex and inconsistent ways, just like us.

    History provides you with the skills employers are looking for.

    MDTC history Department “With a history degree you can aspire to be prime minister, a press baron, overlord of the BBC, famous lawyer, archbishop of Canterbury, diplomat, Oxbridge vice-chancellor, famous comedian, business multimillionaire or celebrated pop musician. Not only do history graduates enter a wide range of careers, many rise to the top,” David Nicholls, head of history at Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Historians holding political power have included Gordon Brown, Alan Milburn and John Prescott. At least four historians have become bishops in the past ten years. And in business, historians have swept the board. Among the company directors, chief executives and managing directors who studied history are supermarket supremo Lord Sainsbury, Sir Roland Smith, chairman of Manchester United plc, and Anita Roddick, founder of Body Shop.

  • ICT & Computing Studies Department


    ICT & Computing Studies Department

    The ICT department is comprised of four specialist ICT/Computer Studies teachers based over two campus. Students have the opportunity to follow a range of vocational and traditional courses using up to date technology and industry standard software and hardware in 5 computer rooms across 2 sites, including a specialist computer network lab fully equipped with Cisco networking equipment.

    KS3 – Computer Science

    The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of computing an essential skill for life. In this fast paced technologically advancing world it has long been important to develop and master skills and techniques in using computer systems. Just as important today is the need to possess an understanding of how these technologies work from the inside out. Only then can these skills and techniques be applied purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment. The capability to engage with technology is fundamental in order to participate and engage in modern society. Computing can be used to find, develop, communicate, analyse and present information, as well as to model situations and solve problems.

    At Key Stage 3 all students are taught a program of study called Computer Science, which is delivered to them three hours per fortnight. Students follow a curriculum that covers Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. Students are encouraged to develop their thinking and problem solving skills through the following areas.

    • Programming
    • Boolean Logic
    • Binary
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Networking
    • Communication
    • Modelling
    • Web Design
    • E-safety

    At MDTC, we believe that a strong understanding of Computer Science is vital in the world today. The students at MDTC have the opportunity to use up to date technology and industry standard software and hardware in five computer rooms across two sites, including a specialist computer network lab that is fully equipped with Cisco networking equipment.

    KS4 – Level 2 BTEC ICT & GCSE Computing

    All students at Key Stage 4 have the opportunity to choose ICT as an Option subject and go on to complete the BTEC Level 2 award in Information & Creative Technology. This course enables students to deepen their understanding of computer systems. Students follow an in-depth study in to the online world before focusing on: Digital Animation, Technology Systems, Digital Portfolio and Mobile App Development.

    GCSE Computing has been designed to introduce pupils to computation and problem solving using computers. The course will develop pupils understanding of current and emerging technologies and how they work as well as the use of algorithms in computer programs and solving problems using programming.


    Students who have successfully completed a Level 2 ICT, computing or Media qualification will have the opportunity to study the Level 3 BTEC in ICT. The course is an exam-free programme of study, taking a more practical approach to learning and assessment. This is an industry-relevant qualification geared to key sector requirements and requires students to complete a range of tasks using industry standard software and hardware in a modern and practical manner. Students have the option to study either the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or the BTEC Extended Diploma in ICT.

    The Subsidiary Diploma course covers 6 Units and is directly equivalent to a single A2 qualification while the Extended diploma covers 18 units and is directly equivalent to three A2 qualifications. Although there are set core units for both courses the remaining units are highly customisable and to a certain extent can be tailored to the students’ needs. Some of the units of study that are currently being taught cover the following areas and topics:

    • Spreadsheets
    • Website Production
    • Network Management
    • Computer Games Development
    • Databases
    • Multimedia Production
    • 3D Modelling
    • Computer Systems
    • Communications Technology

    ICT/Computer Studies Staff:

    Head of ICT/Computer Studies: Mr B Barrett
    Teacher of ICT/Computer Studies & Deputy Head: Mrs D Stainton
    Teacher of ICT/Computer Studies: Mr S Cade
    Teacher of ICT/Computer Studies: Mrs L Murphy

    Useful documents:  GCSE-Computing-Revision-Booklet

  • Maths


    Mathematics Department

    Mathematics is an important area of study for everyone. The ability to be numerate, inquisitive and logical stay with you long after you finish school.

    We believe that all students have Mathematical potential and we aim to reveal it through careful monitoring and nurturing of a student’s skills. Mathematics at MDTC is taught in specialist rooms in a variety of manners to appeal to all students. Investigative approaches lead to a higher rate of engagement and enjoyment for the student and these are balanced with more structured, teacher led lessons.

    In key stage 3 – years 7&8 – Maths sets are created by ability but are quite fluid, allowing us to find the students their most appropriate group. We teach by stage rather than age and look for opportunities to stretch students beyond their own expectations.

    In key stage 4 – years 9, 10, 11 – we study EdExcel Linear GCSE Maths and the most motivated students are also offered the opportunity to study for GCSE Statistics in year 11.

    The work builds on the knowledge from key stage 3 and extension and enrichment opportunities are available for all sets and abilities. GCSE Maths is assessed by two external examinations in year 10 or year 11 – depending on when the student is ready.

    GCSE Statistics is assessed by one piece of controlled assessment and one external examination. This may be studied in either year 10 or year 11.

    The Maths curriculum consists of 4 areas:-

    • Number
      The study of numbers, decimals, fractions, percentages and proportional reasoning.
    • Algebra
      The abstract study of expressions and equations.
    • Geometry & Measures
      Shapes, area & perimeter, angles, transformations
    • Statistics & Probability
      Representing and analysing data through graphs, charts and calculations.

    Working closely with students, we help them identify their own strengths and areas for development. This ongoing analysis enables the best teaching for every individual student.

  • Media


    Media Department

    The Media Department at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College has worked hard to establish a national reputation for the quality of its Media courses; in 2011 the Department won a prestigious national award based on the attainment of A Level students.

    Media lessons are delivered in our dedicated teaching rooms in the New-Media Centre and each classroom is well equipped for the delivery of a range of engaging academic and vocational courses.

    Our current course provision in Media includes the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media Production and A Level Media: Communication and Production. Alongside our media qualifications, we also offer A Level Film Studies, designed to deepen students’ understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film.

    MDTC Meda Department The high level of attainment achieved by learners of all abilities is the result of high expectations and sustained hard work by everyone involved in the learning process. Our motivated, enthusiastic and talented students continue to succeed because through our courses, students develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to design and develop imaginative media products in a range of media fields.

    For example, at Key Stage 4 students will learn how to produce their own magazines and websites using industry standard software such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver. While at Key Stage 5, they are able to choose to create their own media product in print (traditional or interactive), web design, photography, radio or video.

    The Media Department has also created products for a variety of community organisations; recent projects include a marketing campaign for the local charity Renew and a website for the Gatherums and Springside Regeneration Project. These projects provide students with the opportunity to experience the challenges of working with a real client to meet tight deadlines and the enormous satisfaction of seeing their work being adopted for a genuine purpose.

    Many of our students have progressed to study media-related courses at university, building on the skills, understanding and enjoyment that they have experienced throughout their Media and Film courses at Monks’ Dyke.

    Media Department Info for Year 6 Brochure
    Media at MDTC
    The Media Department at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College provides many opportunities for students to become involved in media activities. Housed in the College’s New-Media Centre, the Media Department has first-rate radio, video, photography and interactive media facilities.

    Students are encouraged to become involved in events and projects outside of lessons, to both strengthen their practical skills and understanding of the creative process and for personal enjoyment. Opportunities exist throughout the year for students of all ages to take part in the filming and editing of video productions, radio broadcasts, website design and animations. These skills and talents are then further enhanced through our Key Stage 4 and 5 Media qualifications, which offer both an academic and vocational pathway – suitable for learners of all abilities.

  • Modern Foreign Languages


    The Modern Foreign Languages Department

    Learning a language is fun and foreign language skills are important! Lessons here are interactive and fast-moving! Be prepared to listen, read, write and of course speak (a lot!), play language games, even act, sing or rap in another language, as well as learning some interesting facts about other cultures and countries. The world is yours to discover once you can master a foreign language.

    This is the route which a student can take through our Department at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College. We currently run a range of courses and are extremely proud of the achievements of our students in MFL.

    Year 7

    From this September in Year 7, students are studying German as their language. They will stick with this language and become confident in it during their time at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College. German is a specialism of the department as well as being an extremely useful European business language. Year 7 is the year where students learn the basics of the language and talk mainly about themselves and their family. They also learn about German-speaking countries and their cultures. All students in MFL will have access to an online learning platform to support their studies.

    Year 8

    Students continue to study their chosen language. Currently in Year 8 we have students studying either German, Spanish or French. This is the year where students start to be able to use the language better and talk in different tenses. Also students have extra practice in form time in the mornings to support their learning and widen their vocabulary.

    Year 9

    Students will continue with their chosen language. Again, we have students at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College studying German, French or Spanish in year 9 as their foreign language. By the end of year 9, students will have been introduced to most basic grammatical concepts and a range of topics, and they will be learning to use three different tenses with more accuracy. This will form a good basis for starting at GCSE level in Year 10.

    Years 10 + 11

    Students studying GCSE French, Spanish or German will be entered for the GCSE qualification in the summer examination series of Year 11. The current Year 10 students are studying the new 9-1 Specification which is all assessed by examinations. The current Year 11 are completing the old specification, towards which speaking and writing Controlled Assessments are submitted. The examination board used is AQA.

    Years 12 and 13

    Students may continue their chosen language to AS and A2 level, providing there are enough interested students to run the course. The examination board used is AQA.
    Further Study. Some students have also in the past gone on to study their language further at University, to Degree Level.

    Any further information about the MFL Department or the courses which we run can be given on request.

    Please contact Mrs L. Davey (Head of Modern Foreign Languages).

    Careers Opportunities in MF

    It should be recognised that the acquisition of a Modern Foreign Language is beneficial for all students, regardless of their level of ability, as it can provide learners with a wide range of skills which can be used in many areas of employment. A GCSE qualification in a foreign language is sometimes an entry requirement for specific courses at Universities, but also many companies and businesses state that they would prefer candidates who can offer competency in a foreign language. It is our belief in the MFL Department that students should be encouraged to value their language knowledge as well as the cultural understanding and experiences which learning a language can bring.

    MFL Department Staff
    Mrs L. Davey (LDA)
    (Head of Department) – teaches French, German and Spanish.
    Mr C. Wells (CWE)
    – teaches French, German and Spanish.


  • Music


    Music Department

    The Music Department at MDTC offers superb facilities and opportunities to students in all year groups. At Louth, the department is housed within the purpose built New-Media Centre alongside the Expressive Arts and Media departments. At Mablethorpe, the department is housed in two rooms, both devoted solely to Music.

    This is surely one of the best, if not the best equipped Music Departments in the area. As well as typical access to a broad range of instruments, the department has its own suite of Apple MacBook Pros, plus break out spaces with Mac Minis, and our Mac Pro based recording studio with isolated control room, live room and vocal booth.

    In key stage three, students study a range of topics from the elements of music and film music, through to study of 12 bar blues, 20th century music and pop. Each unit is taught with an emphasis on practical tasks but with a back-bone of theory development. Students are encouraged to consider how the skills developed as part of this work can be transferred to other subjects and to their future lives; not least the confidence developed through the requirement to perform in front of each other regularly, but the persistence and satisfaction found through effective practise. It is this foundation which leads to our successes in key stage 4 & 5.

    At key stage four, students can opt to study GCSE Music. We use the Edexcel specification which is broken up into three units: 30% composition, 30% performance and 40% listening exam. During GCSE study, we encourage development in all styles of music, but allowing students to pursue their own specific interests. In 2012 the department achieved 100% A-C grades. The department has also taken students through the GCSE course early and in all cases, students doing so have achieved A grades.

    In the sixth form, students can study AS/2 Music Technology. We have delivered the Edexcel specification since 2003 and Mr Lines has been an examiner for this course since 2004. The course is broken up into sequencing, recording and arranging or composition tasks. Our facilities mean that every student studying this course has individual access to Apple Logic software in every lesson. Students also have access to these facilities outside of lesson time by arrangement. Our studio is equipped to a superb standard to the degree that projects take place involving outside professional clients such as Barbara Dickson and the BBC. The department has a 100% pass rate for Music Technology since 2003.

    The Music Department offers peripatetic tuition to all students on Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Voice and Keyboard. These lessons are delivered by the Lincolnshire Music Support Service. We also offer Guitar lessons which are delivered by Mr Jon Newby, local musician and private teacher. Extra curricula activities range from our weekly orchestra to samba band workshops, numerous informal groups, plus our annual Stars In Our Eyes show. The latter, bringing together musicians for the live, nine-piece show band, singers from all year groups, and dancers from all year groups.

    MDTC Stars In Our Eyes 2014

    Former students studying the complete path from KS3 to 5 have gone on to work as private music tutors, freelance sound engineers, computer game music composers, teachers, song writers and session musicians currently in show bands in London’s West End. Many can be found playing in local bands. Both Mr Lines and Mr Wood are working musicians, maintaining professional links within the local and national music industry. Between the two of them, they have worked with artists such as Adele, composed and produced music for stage and for BBC and local radio, performed in national brass band championships, and both can be found every week working in bands with other musicians.

  • Physical Education


    Physical Education

    Physical Education plays an integral part in college life at Monks’ Dyke. Pupils have the opportunity to develop their physical capabilities in a wide range of sports and physical activities. As well as honing physical talents pupils are encouraged to develop personal skills such as communication and teamwork. At Monks’ Dyke we offer those with a keen interest in sport, GCSE and A Level Physical Education qualifications which allows them to enhance their knowledge.

    Physical Education: • To educate students through all 6 areas of the national curriculum.
    • To improve communication, teamwork and problem solving skills through working with others.
    • Encourage students to reach their potential by offering challenging targets and guidance in every lesson.
    • Enhance self-esteem by encouraging students to take additional responsibility in lesson for coaching and officiating their peers.
    • Use our excellent resources to stimulate student development by offering a range of activities.

    The Physical Education department strives to enhance the development of students at Monks’ Dyke by “educating through the physical”. We encourage students to express themselves both individually and collectively in a variety of sporting activities. Students are not only taught about physical development but develop inter-personal skills and their ability to work alongside others.

    Physical Education:

    All pupils are taught Physical Education in all 5 years at Monks’ Dyke and will develop the following skills: Students will:
    • Pupils will develop skills in all 6 areas of the national curriculum
    • Be encouraged to link together skills and ideas
    • Perform skills with accuracy and consistency
    • Understand how to prepare the body for exercise
    • Work with others to achieve a common goal
    • Develop knowledge of tactics and strategies in a variety of sports
    • Improve performance of others

    Those who choose Btec Sport will also acquire knowledge in the following areas:
    • Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Exam)
    • Practical Sport performance
    • The sports performer in action
    • Leading sports activity

    Key Stage 3:
    Students follow the national curriculum in Physical Education. This involves covering a wide range of activities which includes football; tennis; gymnastics; Boxercise; health related fitness; hockey; netball; rounders; badminton; basketball; athletics; cricket; softball, aerobics, trampolining and cross-country.

    Key Stage 4 (Core):
    Pupils continue to follow the curriculum and cover the activities from key stage 3 at a more advanced level, but will also have the opportunity to use the meridian facilities in double lessons.
    We also offer the students an opportunity to take part in a leadership course (JSLA) that enables the students to gain leadership skills and work with our successful primary festivals.

    Key Stage 4 (BTEC)
    Pupils studying BTEC Sport will have extra periods on top of core to complete the course. This award is the equivalent to one GCSE.

    Key Stage 5: Current Monks’ Dyke sixth form students have the opportunity to study Physical Education at both A/S and A level (AQA). Also a continuation of Btec but Level 3 with a great deal more units and the course being the equivalent of 2 A-Levels.

    We also offer the development from Key stage 4 with the next leadership course (CSLA). This is in more depth and carries accreditation towards university and the students are required to complete a number of hours either within our PE lessons or within the community.

    In the Physical Education department we also play a prominent role in assisting pupils with a variety of sporting opportunities during their free periods, either support our lessons or having the opportunity to use our fitness suite.
    Physical Education: We pride ourselves in not only developing the physical skills of our students but developing personal qualities that will aid them when they leave Monks’ Dyke. They experience working with others to achieve a common goal while learning about the body and the importance of exercise. The skills and knowledge we hope to develop are:

    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Problem Solving
    • Personal Responsibility
    • Knowledge of Health and Fitness
    • Literacy and Numeracy

    By offering nationally recognised qualifications in Physical Education and Sport to students we also give them the first step to a variety of higher education courses and possible careers. Having completed our courses the students can go on to:

    • Study Physical Education or Sports Studies in Higher Education

    • Numerous university degrees and Masters courses including Sport

    • Science, Teaching (PE) and Physiotherapy

    • A career in teaching, physiotherapy, sport science, sports coaching, personal training, biomechanics, sport psychology and nutrition.

    • At Monks’ Dyke, sport plays an integral part in college life and allows students to experience competitive sport in a fun environment. We have teams in a variety of sports which compete in local competitions on a regular basis. As well as offering the traditional school sports such as football, athletics, rounders, basketball, hockey and netball we diversifying at lunchtime and after-school clubs with activities such as gymnastics, trampolining, boxercise, fitness suite. All are encouraged to attend after-school clubs regardless of their ability or experience and it is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends. As well as competing locally Monks’ Dyke is also competing at national level and our teams are often found competing at the latter stages of these events. Recently the college has enjoyed real success in national competitions in football.

    • In addition to the extensive range of school teams and practices there are also numerous inter-house sport competitions in which students can enter. These competitions allow students to experience competitive sport by representing their house group in an organised competition. The competitions have proved a real success and students have turned out in their numbers in all activities. One of the highlights of the school sporting calendar is the school sports day. This is again run as an inter-house event where students represent their house with all competitors contributing to their overall house total. Last year well over 200 students competed in what was a truly memorable event.

    • As part of the department we always bring an end to the year with our sport player of the year evening. This is for both students and parents and over 250 attend the evening in July. We have been very lucky to always have a special guest that is a professional sports person. It is an excellent evening for celebrating success of the students.

  • Psychology



    One of the most common questions asked by students new to the study of psychology is “What is psychology?” Misconceptions created by popular media as well as the diverse careers paths of those holding psychology degrees have contributed this confusion.

    Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behavior. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act and feel. Applications for psychology include mental health treatment, performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics and many other areas affecting health and daily life.

    Today, psychology is classified as a science subject and so psychologists use objective scientific methods to understand, explain and predict human behavior. Psychological studies are highly structured, beginning with a hypothesis that is then empirically tested. The discipline has two major areas of focus: academic psychology and applied psychology. Academic psychology focuses on the study of different sub-topics within psychology including personality, social behavior and human development. These psychologists conduct basic research that seeks to expand our theoretical knowledge, while other researchers conduct applied research that seeks to solve everyday problems.

    Applied psychology focuses on the use of different psychological principles to solve real world problems. Examples of applied areas of psychology include forensic psychology, sports psychology, educational psychology, ergonomics and industrial-organisational psychology. Many other psychologists work as therapists, helping people overcome mental, behavioral and emotional disorders. (about.com/psychology)

    Psychology aims to enhance the students understanding of people and the factors that influence their behaviour. It involves developing the ability to critically analyse research and to apply knowledge to alternative situations. Although it is officially a science subject, it does also require that the student can use good written work.

    Years 10 & 11
    In key stage 4 students can study GCSE psychology. This purely exam based subject would provide students with another science GCSE. It is a mixture of academic and applied psychology and studies the following 10 areas of human behaviour:

    Sex and gender
    Atypical behaviour
    Criminal behaviour
    The self
    Cognitive development
    Non-verbal communication
    Alongside these areas the student will also study research methods and have the opportunity to run their own small research projects.

    Sixth Form

    In the sixth form we offer AS and A2 level psychology. This course covers academic psychology in year 12, studying areas such as language, autism, memory, addiction, mental health, obedience, aggression and the plasticity of the brain. A2 level is applied psychology and covers 2 options chosen from sport, crime, health and clinical and education. A2 psychology is accepted as a science subject by all leading universities.

  • Religious Education


    Why STUDY RE?

    Is studying RE relevant today?

    Understanding other people

    • Studying RE helps us to understand other people’s beliefs
    • Why they do the things they do
    • What their beliefs and values are

    Studying RE helps us to decide what values are important to us and why.

    We can find out about other beliefs

    RE helps us to think about big questions which people sometimes ask about life.

    We can explore ultimate questions
    • Is there a God?

    • Is there life after death?

    • What is the purpose of life?

    • Why does God allow suffering?

    What I will STUDY in RE

    YEAR 7

    Special Objects
    Places of Worship & Founders

    YEAR 8

    Beliefs & Lifestyles
    Christian Allegory
    Rites of Passage


    Religion & Equality
    Peace & Justice
    End of Life, Spiritual Experience


    Human Relationships
    Medical Ethics
    Good & Evil


    Religion & Science
    Exam preparation

    GCSE Full Course

    Philosophy & Applied Ethics

    Course Outline

    As a core subject, all students begin their GCSE in this subject in Year 9 and continue their studies in Year 10 and 11.


     Spiritual Experience,
     End of Life
     Good and Evil,
     Religion and Science


     Human Relationships,
     Medical Ethics
     Peace and Justice,
     Equality


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    Religious Studies

    Course Outline

    Students can choose to study this subject in Year 12 & Year 13

    Philosophy of Religion

     Plato & Aristotle,
     Existence of God
     Challenges to Belief
     Religious Language
     Miracle
     Life & Death

    Religious Ethics

     Ethical theories
     Free will & Determinism
     Medical Ethics
     War and Peace
     Environment & Business
     Sexual Ethics


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  • Science


    MDTC Science Department

    Accommodation and Resources
    Science lessons are delivered across both the Louth and Mablethorpe campuses. There are twelve purpose built spacious laboratories, eight on the Louth campus, three at the Mablethorpe campus and an additional lab fully equipped as an IT suite for use in Science. The department is well resourced and is supported by three skilled Science technicians. Each room has a projector for use with laptops and these are used as part of everyday teaching using PowerPoint, simulation software and web images. All students are provided with the resources necessary to access the courses and further books are available from the college library, or the department library.

    The Courses
    Our KS3 course is covered over two years. Students are put into sets based on ability and this is reviewed by the class teacher and Head of Science at least twice a year. Students will cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics with their Science teacher and will enjoy the following topics: Life and Living Processes, Energy, Particles and Materials, Interdependence, Forces and Geology. Our aim is to prepare students thoroughly for the KS4 courses and encourage an interest and appreciation of the World around us.

    In KS4 we offer a number of different routes for our students. Some students go on to study triple Science, leading to three GCSEs in the Sciences. Other students will take the dual award option leading to two Science GCSEs. Some students will complete a BTEC course and some will complete a combination of GCSE and BTEC. We pride ourselves on offering the most suitable course for our students, ensuring the best possible outcome.

    Our AS and A2 courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics have been selected by staff for their interesting relevant content and for their assessment pathways, which we feel help to maximise student success. To follow our A level courses students will need to have achieved at least a B in both GCSE Science and Additional Science or if you have followed GCSE in separate Sciences you will need at least two B grades including a B in your chosen subject. Students will also require C grades or higher in GCSE Maths and English and additionally in Physics a B grade in Maths will be required.

    At MDTC students are taught by well qualified, experienced, helpful and approachable staff. As a large department we are fortunate in having at least two specialist staff for each A-level Science discipline who share the delivery of the courses. As a department we pride ourselves on our relationships with our students and are always available outside of lessons to support learning.

    Progression We are proud that many of our students go on to study Science related degrees or go on to work in the industry.

    Particular Science A-levels are an essential prerequisite for a number of university courses or professions including Medicine, Nursing and Engineering. We advise students check the UCAS website (www.ucas.com) for the exact course requirements for possible future areas of study.

    If you need further help or guidance please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Science, Mrs J. Raistrick in College.

    Year Seven Science
    When year seven students join us in September our first priority is to ensure they are safe, confident and happy in Science lessons. They will become familiar with standard Science equipment such as microscopes and Bunsen burners and learn to how to safely work in a Laboratory. We support students in developing their practical skills as well as their understanding of Science. MDTC Science teachers are well qualified, experienced and approachable. We aim to develop an interest and appreciation of the World around us and the lessons we teach reflect this. Students will enjoy a range of topics covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our KS3 course is covered over two years. Students are put into sets based on ability and this is reviewed by the class teacher and Head of Science at least twice a year. Students will enjoy the following topics: Life and Living Processes, Energy, Particles and Materials, Interdependence, Forces and Geology. These topics prepare students thoroughly for the KS4 courses and are interesting and relevant to Science today.

    Science lessons are delivered across both the Louth and Mablethorpe campuses. There are twelve purpose built spacious laboratories, eight on the Louth site and three at Mablethorpe. In addition we also have one lab fully equipped as an IT suite for use in Science. The department is well resourced and is supported by three skilled Science technicians. Each room has a projector for use with laptops and these are used as part of everyday teaching using PowerPoint, simulation software and web images. All students are provided with the resources necessary to access the courses and further books are available from the college library, or the department library.