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Autumn Term Classes

LANGUAGES

French Beginners

Open to the complete beginner to give a basic foundation of the language. Please note this will include grammatical structures

 

Starting: 24 September 2015

Day & Time: Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £65.00   Number of Weeks: 10

 

 

French Level I

Open to students who have completed a beginner’s course. Improve on knowledge of grammar and extending the vocabulary

Starting:  24 September 2015

Day & Time:  Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £65.00   Number of Weeks: 10

 

 

French Level II

Open to students who have completed at least two years part-time study, fair knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures towards GCSE level

Starting: TBC

Day & Time: TBC, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £65.00   Number of Weeks: 10

 

 

French Intermediate

Open to students who have gained at least a GCSE /O level of the language. Please note that this is not a follow on class for beginners

Starting: 24 September 2015

Day & Time: Thursday, 7-9pm

Cost: £65.00   Number of Weeks: 10

 

 

French Higher

Open to students who have studied for a few years, who are working towards becoming fluent

Starting: 30 September 2015

Day & Time: Wednesday, 7-9pm

Cost: £65.00   Number of Weeks: 10

 

 

French Advanced

Open to students who enjoy conversing in the language and challenging translations!

Starting: 22 September 2015

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7-9pm

Cost: £65.00   Number of Weeks: 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Beginners

Open to the complete beginner to give a basic foundation of the language. Please note this will include grammatical structures

Starting: 21 September 2015

Day & Time: Monday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £65.00   Number of Weeks: 10

 

Spanish Level I

Open to students who have completed a beginner’s course. Improve on knowledge of grammar and extending vocabulary

Starting: 30 September 2015

Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £65.00   Number of Weeks: 10

 

Spanish Level II

Open to students who have completed at least two years part-time study, students would have a fair knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures

Starting: 24 September 2015

Day & Time: Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £65.00   Number of Weeks: 10

 

Italian Beginners

Open to the complete beginner to give a basic foundation of the language. Please note this will include grammatical structures

Starting: 24 September 2015

Day & Time: Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £65.00    Number of Weeks: 10

 

 

Italian Level I

Open to students who have completed a beginner’s course.  Improve on knowledge of grammar and extending the vocabulary

Starting: TBC

Day & Time: TBC, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £65.00    Number of Weeks: 10

 

 

 

COMPUTERS

Computers for the Beginner

Email, internet and Word for the complete beginner, no previous knowledge is presumed.

Starting:  11 November 2015

Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £24.00   Number of Weeks:  3

ART & DESIGN

Jewellery Making - Beginners

An introduction to making your own pieces of Jewellery using beading techniques.

All materials supplied.

Starting: 11 November 2015 - Provisional - TBC

Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £50.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

Portraiture

Develop your portraiture skills using dry media. Suitable for all levels of ability

Starting:  29 September 2015

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £32.00   Number of Weeks: 4

 

Watercolour Painting

Develop skills in using Watercolour paints. Suitable for beginners

Starting:  9 November 2015

Day & Time: Monday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

Sketching for All

Learn basic drawing skills to help draw accurately from observation. Suitable for beginners and intermediate levels

Starting:  10 November 2015

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

 

 

TEXTILES

How to Use a Sewing Machine

Not sure how to use a sewing machine? Come along to this short course to find out how, lots of helpful information to get you started.

Starting: 5 October 2015

Day & Time: Monday, 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: £22.50   Number of Weeks: 3

 

Sewing Surgery

Step by step garment alterations, hems, zips, darts and more! Bring your half-finished projects to get back on track.

Starting:  7 October 2015

Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: £22.50   Number of Weeks: 3

 

 

 

 

Basic Dressmaking

With Fabric and a Commercial Pattern of your choice learn to cut and assemble your garment. Basic sewing machine skills would be of benefit.

Start dates: 2 November & 13th October 2015

Day & Time: Monday& Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: £37.50   Number of Weeks: 5

 

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

Learn how to create a basic skirt block and make adaptions to make garment to your measurements.

Basic sewing machine skills would be of benefit.

Starting: 4 November 2015

Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: £37.50   Number of Weeks: 5

 

Christmas Sewing Special

Special sewing projects for the festive season.

Starting: 1 December 2015

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: £22.50   Number of Weeks: 3

 

Introduction to Embroidery

Know your stitches and create a colourful piece of embroidery.  Suitable for beginners

Starting: 29 September 2015

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £32.00   Number of Weeks: 4

 

Introduction to Crochet

Join in with this popular craft which has had a recent

come back, once you start you won’t want to stop!

Starting: 10 November 2015

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

Introduction to Knitting

Learn how to cast on and off; knit and purl, adding a combination of patterns.

Starting: 11 November 2015

Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

Crochet for Improvers

Come along to get more proficient with new projects to perfect!

Starting: 12 January 2016

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

The 38 Bach Flower Remedies

Each Bach flower remedy has individual characteristics, learn how they can be combined to alleviate many emotional health issues.

Starting:  5 October 2015

Day & Time: Monday, 7-9pm

Cost: £24.00   Number of Weeks: 3

 

Dowsing for Health

Improve your health with dowsing and muscle testing to find food intolerance and other health benefits. Have fun and learn something new.

Starting:  9 November 2015

Day & Time: Monday, 7-9pm

Cost: £24.00   Number of Weeks: 3

 

Colour Therapy

Learn how to enhance your health and well-being with more colour in your everyday life

Starting: 9 November 2015

Day & Time: Monday, 7-9pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

Indian Head Massage

An introduction to this ancient therapy of massage, for the head, neck and shoulders. Essential oils are optional.

Starting:  18 January 2016

Day & Time: Monday, 7-9pm

Cost: 32.00   Number of Weeks: 4

 

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

A fun, fact packed class which covers, healthy eating, sleep patterns, managing stress and therapies to enjoy!

Starting:  22 February 2016

Day & Time: Monday, 7-9pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks:  5 weeks

 

Reiki – Level I

An introduction to this therapy for balance and harmony, and is deeply relaxing.  Attain a Level I certificate for Friends and Family.

Starting: 18 April 2016

Day & Time: Monday, 7-9pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL INTEREST

Tarot for Today

Look into the history of Tarot cards and explore the symbols and images as a therapeutic tool for self-reflection.

Starting:  10 November 2015

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7-9pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

A Closer Look at Astrology

Explore the ancient art of Astrology; birth charts, the meaning behind the planets and astrological house system.

Starting: 11 November 2015        

Day & Time: Wednesday, 7-9pm

Cost: £40.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

Singing for Beginners

Vocal coaching to bring out your best singing voice.

Find your vocal range, breathing exercises, voice projection and learn a song or two!

Starting: 10 November 2015

 Day& Time:  Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: £30.00   Number of Weeks: 5

 

Interior Design Clinic

Come along with your questions and projects that you would like to get advice on. Our tutor will introduce you to the basic rules of Interior Design

Starting:  September 2015 – TBC

 Day& Time:  Monday, 6:00-9:00pm

Cost: £20.00   Number of Weeks: 1

 

 

 

Please contact us if you have not found the course you are looking for, we will do our best to help you find a course here or signpost you to another venue in the city.

Most short courses will be repeated throughout the year and others added.

FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO ENROL …

Telephone or Email: Contact Sue Green on 023 9281 2822 or Email: sgreen@pafg.org.uk  During the school holidays please leave a message and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible; emails will also be monitored.

In Person: Miss Green will be available Monday-Thursday, 3pm-7pm,

 Mrs Leigh will be available 9am-3pm, term time only. Course fees can be paid with cash or cheques, sorry we are unable to accept credit /debit cards.

 

The office will be closed from Tuesday, 21st July 2015 until Tuesday, 1st September 2015

 

By Post:  Correspondence can be sent to:

Portsmouth Academy for Girls, St Mary’s Road,

 Portsmouth, Hants.  PO1 5PF

 

Please supply your name, address and contact telephone number along with the course title and a cheque for the course fee payable to: ‘Portsmouth Academy for Girls’

 

 

 Please note that course fees are non-refundable   if you withdraw from a course, except in circumstances such as ill health supported by a medical certificate.

 

For Your Information

Language classes are renewable each term to continue your studies providing that the required student numbers have enrolled. You may contact Sue Green who will be able to advise you on which language level you require or put you in touch with the tutor.

 

Course fees will need to be paid in full before the course start date; we can hold a place for you but if we have a high demand this will be re-allocated if no payment has been received within an appropriate time.

Some courses may have a change of start date; we will notify you as soon as possible should this happen.

 

Most short courses will be repeated throughout the year.

 

Car park facility available on a first come first served basis, from

 St Mary’s Road take a first left into Shakespeare Road, then Manor Road (first left), our car park is on the left, reception is signposted from here.

 

We have a Coffee Shop on site which is open from 6:30pm until 8:30pm,

Monday –Thursday, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.

 

 

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