Curriculum Plan for Keystage 3
At present we offer a range of course options for Years 10 and 11, to suit different learning styles and aptitudes:
the Separate Science route - leading to three GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
the Dual Science route - leading to two GCSEs in Core Science and Additional Science or Core Science and Environmental and Land Based Science.
Students are assessed at the end of each topic and formally examined twice a year. External Examinations occur at the end of Year 10 and 11.
Phyiscal Education (PE)
In keystage 3 students can try out all of the sports that are undertaken in College. Here is the opportunity to play for the College teams. All Keystage 4 students undertake 1 hour per week of core PE. During this time students learn skills for life and are encouraged to try new activities. We offer 3 GCSE options; Short Course, Full Course and Double Award.
Design & Technology
The study of Design & Technology fosters a wide range of desirable qualities which we value. Students should develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question why we do what we do in a rational manner and apply themselves to design tasks and physical skills, both on their own and in groups.
As a department we promote high standards of academic achievements through designing, making and evaluating products. We work together as an enthusiastic team and promote an environment where all students develop personal responsibility and self motivation but consider the needs and achievements of the wider community. As part of the curriculum structure and schemes of works are personal learning and thinking skills that enable students to be creative thinkers, team players, reflect on how they have learnt skills and developed ideas and can think beyond the confines of the school environment.
Head of Design and Technology
Mr A McMahon.
Design and Technology Teachers
Mrs L Stainer, Mrs L Martin.
Link below revision for Year 11 GCSE Food Technology
GCSE Resistent Materials
Resistant Materials Overview Resistant Materials Specification
Btec Construction and Built Environment
BTEC Construction Assesment Plan 2015-17 BTEC Constuction Specification
Link below for Year 11 revision