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Key Stage 4 (Year 9)

You will follow a programme of learning, combining the national curriculum, personal and health education, spiritual, moral and social education and vocational expertise.

You will study: Core subjects

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

And two option subjects which will be useful and relevant to you in entering further education or a career in the health industry, these include Psychology, a language, Sport Science, Sociology, Dance, History, Geography and Philosophy and Ethics. The courses on offer are a mix of GCSE and Level 2 vocational qualifications.

Enrichment:

Each week you will have two hours of creative enrichment time and two of physical enrichment with an hour of SMSC (social, moral and spiritual studies).

You can choose from a range of subjects including Art, Music, Photography, Drama and more. In Physical Enrichment you will be able to choose from dancercise, yoga, fencing, swimming, keep fit and a wide range of other activities.

This will allow you to follow a broad and balanced curriculum which will allow you to develop your creativity and satisfy and develop your wider interests and needs.

Additional certification

You can also obtain additional certification in other courses, such as First Aid at Work, Sports Leaders Award, Patient Customer Service Training Course, Restart a Heart and Counselling as well as taking part in a number of additional programmes of study as part of your healthy lifestyles programme, which could include healthy eating, self-esteem and socialisation, sexual health and mindfulness.

Healthy Lifestyles

You will learn about Healthy Lifestyles – will include group and individual healthcare programmes, such as Personal Fitness, Dance Fit, Healthy Relationships, Mental Health, 5-a-day, Mindfulness, Come Dine With Me Nutritional
Plan and Resilience.

Project-based Learning

You will take part in Project-based Learning, both to deliver core learning and skills and to monitor and develop your progress in CREATE skills, learn from masterclasses and present and evaluate projects.

Work placement

You will complete a combination of work-readiness classes, work placements, visits and attend employer masterclasses.

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Six Form Options

A Level

A more traditional A-Level route, in preparation for university courses such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, speech therapy, radiotherapy and health sciences.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Maths and Core Maths
  • English Literature and the Extended Project Qualification

You may follow or you may take more vocational courses relevant to their field of study.

You might choose to study a core subject of A-Level Maths or Core Maths. If you have not gained GCSE English at new grade 4 or above you will study English and or Maths at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 1 or Level 2.

Within your course you can also obtain additional vocationally relevant certification in other courses, such as; First Aid At Work, Patient Customer Service Training Course, Moving and Handling of People Training Course, Counselling Certificates Level 2, CACHE certificates, Learning Mentor Qualification and Sport Coaching Qualifications.

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Health Science

A vocational route based mainly on regularly assessed coursework this pathway prepares students for university courses (and apprenticeships) in all types of nursing, midwifery and paramedic study (with A level biology).

Level 3 (A level equivalent) Btec Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care and Social Care.

  • Btec Diploma in Science
  • Btec Diploma Sport

You may follow or you may take more vocational courses relevant to their field of study.

You might choose to study a core subject of A-Level Maths or Core Maths. If you have not gained GCSE English at new grade 4 or above you will study English and or Maths at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 1 or Level 2.

Within your course you can also obtain additional vocationally relevant certification in other courses, such as; First Aid At Work, Patient Customer Service Training Course, Moving and Handling of People Training Course, Counselling Certificates Level 2, CACHE certificates, Learning Mentor Qualification and Sport Coaching Qualifications.

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Access

A route to suit those who need to improve their English and Maths GCSE results and take a level 2 vocational course to prepare them to join our health sciences pathway the following year or take up employment or an apprenticeship.

  • GCSE and foundation skills in English and Maths
  • Level 1 and 2 Health and Social Care
  • CACHE (introduction to early years education and care (QCF)
  • Sport (QCF)

You may follow or you may take more vocational courses relevant to their field of study.

You might choose to study a core subject of A-Level Maths or Core Maths. If you have not gained GCSE English at new grade 4 or above you will study English and or Maths at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 1 or Level 2.

Within your course you can also obtain additional vocationally relevant certification in other courses, such as; First Aid At Work, Patient Customer Service Training Course, Moving and Handling of People Training Course, Counselling Certificates Level 2, CACHE certificates, Learning Mentor Qualification and Sport Coaching Qualifications.

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