Team Leader – Mr. Harrod
Poplar Class – Mrs. Gilman
Hazel Class – Mr Williams
Sycamore Class – Mr. Evans
Cedar Class – Miss Hampton
Maple Class – Miss Wood
Vocational Studies – Mr. Davies and Mr. Wagge
Information about Upper School
In Key Stage 4 we have five classes, two in Yr10 and three in Yr11 of which four of those classes will have a maximum of ten pupils with a form tutor and a T.A. The fifth class caters for our more serve ASD pupils, they are supported by a teacher and two T.As.
The Key stage 4 curriculum has been developed, so it promotes learning by all students that is appropriate for their ability and their interests. All pupils follow a common core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, P.E, Humanities and Sex and relationships. Each of these subjects follows the current national curriculum.
The pupils also take part in vocational and independence focused lessons. The aim for these lessons is to give the pupils experience of the world of work and to allow them opportunities to be independent in a controlled and safe environment. All of their lessons are accredited by Gateway and are completely coursework based, with the emphasis on being practical.
The independent skills lessons focus on being able to look after yourself and your home, house hold budgets, cooking, shopping, getting about safely and use of public transport, careers and hobbies. In the vocational lessons the pupils will learn about skills for working life, incorporating these skills working as a team, following instructions, working in a shop, dealing with customers, planning and writing a C.V and how to act in an interview.
As a Key stage we place a high value on educational trips. Trips are seen as essential part of the pupils learning and are used to enhance their understanding and knowledge of the topics they have been studying. We also run a weekly residential trip each year which one year is London and the other year Edale in Derbyshire.
As a Key stage we aim to develop the pupils to have aspirations for themselves and for their local community; for them to learn skills which will aid their development in their further education and for them to have a successful and enjoyable life.
- PSHE – The pupils follow a two-year rolling curriculum, which has been designed to meet the current national curriculum standards and requirements. The majority of the topics covered are awarded by either the AQA unit awards or Gateway. The pupils will take part in lessons about Relationships and Sex, careers and the world of work, Drugs and Alcohol mis-use, being safe, e safety and social media and the law and society.
- Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
- Independent Living
- Duke of Edinburgh
Year 11 is an important time for your son or daughter. During the following year they will be required to produce course work for all subjects and may need to sit an exam or exams. It is important that your child attends school regularly and completes their work to the best of their ability. Most of the pupils’ course work will be completed in school but there may be times when work will need to be sent home for completion. If your child is to sit an exam, then will have opportunities to revise at school but will also be expected to revise at home. Your support and encouragement is appreciated.
Coursework and Examination chart 2017-18
|Subject||Awarding Body||Completion of Course work||Exam Date/s||Predicted grade|
|English||Gateway||June 2018||N/A||Entry Level|
|Maths||Edexcel||May 2018||Date Pending||Entry Level|
|Science||AQA||May 2018||N/A||Entry Level|
|Humanities ( Geography, History and RE)||AQA Unit Awards||On-going throughout the year||N/A||N/A|
|SRE (Sex and Relationships)||AQA Unit Awards||On-going throughout the year||N/A||N/A|
|Independent Living||Gateway||June 2018||N/A||Entry Level|
|Duke of Edinburgh||Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze Award||June 2018||N/A||N/A|
Key stage 4 trips list