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La Retraithe Sixth Form


Studying Route2Three at the La Retraite 6

Exam Board: OCR

Entry Criteria: Level 3 in Maths and English

Why study this course?

 At La Retraite Route2Three provides a new, world-class technical education to our post-16 students in transition for the Level 3 vocational and the T Level courses we provide. The course helps students to gain the higher skills and knowledge that they and employers need to succeed. As not all young people will be ready to start a T Level at 16 without further preparation, we provide the Route 2Three students with the additional knowledge and support that they need to progress onto T Levels Level 3 and subsequently to fulfilling careers.

The Route2Three course aims to build knowledge and skills in GCSE English and Maths, Business and Media Studies at Level 2 in a predominantly classroom environment and opportunity to complete a work experience programme.

We have high expectations of our Route2Three students and vary the level of challenge and support to ensure every child is encouraged to do their best. Where a student might have misunderstood a concept or be struggling to apply a skill, our teachers provide additional support in a variety of ways to help them make significant progress.

The Route2Three provides transferable skills allowing our students a smooth transition from a Level 2 educational environment to a Level 3 and a work environment. At La Retraite students studying Rout2Three will develop a range of employability skills including: enhancing team working, problem solving, independent learning and communication skills whilst instilling confidence in our students to make themselves stand out in a competitive working environment.


UNIT 3: Use social media for business purposes

Social media plays a big part in business communications and is likely to affect you in your job role as an administrator. This unit will help students to learn more about the business policies concerning social media, which may affect day-to-day behaviours. This unit will also introduce the learners to the social media platforms that an organisation can use to interact with stakeholders and the reasons why this interaction may be of benefit.

Unit 6 Communicate in a business environment

In order to work effectively in any business environment, it is essential to have good communication skills. A person with excellent communication skills projects a professional image, which is likely to be respected by their colleagues – the result of which means that they can usually achieve far more than that of someone without strong communication skills. This unit aims to develop the different skills required for communicating in both remote and face-to-face situations, as effective business administrators need strength in both aspects. In business you will have to communicate in a variety of different ways including emails, meetings and on the telephone. The way you approach and deliver each communication method depends on a number of factors. In this unit you will develop your verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills by demonstrating that you can deliver a high level of communication to colleagues within a business context. The unit also aims to develop your skills to communicate individually and as part of a team and enables you to identify methods for improving both your own and colleagues’ communication skills.

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Certificate in Media Studies


This unit aims to allow learners to understand media institutions, how they work and the products they produce. Learners will understand production processes, target audiences, distribution and marketing through the analysis of media products.

The tasks have been designed to enable learners to understand the media institutions, how they work and the productions they produce. They will gain an understanding of the production processes, target audiences, distribution and marketing through an analysis of a chosen media product. Learners will acquire an understanding of the relevant legislation and how it applies to their chosen media product.


By completing this unit learners will gain and demonstrate practical audio-visual media skills by producing sample materials for audio-visual media products.

Students will plan, produce and edit a production of a short duration i.e. a completed sequence of a film or TV programme of a short duration, a short film, etc. when producing sample pre-production material. This will allow learners to gain practical pre-production skills, while exploring the construction of a complete narrative within an audio-visual media product. Evidence include a treatment, production schedule, script or storyboard.

Students producing sample material for their planned audio-visual media product work to a deadline and follow safe working practices. Students gain practical production skills by setting up and operating camera equipment and developing skills in the use of a variety of camera shots, angles and movements, sound, etc. within a production of a short duration. Students work in a group, but it is important that they can demonstrate their contribution to the process. This takes the form of a witness statement from the teacher and evidenced in a production diary.

Students benefit from continuing to work to a deadline and following safe working practices when carrying out post-production processes to edit their audio-visual media product, or sample material as this encourages good practice. When using effects and transitions, students consider whether these are relevant and enhance the meaning of the production.