2 OFSTED“The curriculum prepares pupils very well for when they move to college, especially through the work experience and work related studies.” OFSTED 2013OFSTED liked our curriculum and feel that what pupils do in KS4 prepares them very well to move on from us successfully.
3 AimsTo meet the staff.To find out some information about what happens in Key Stage 4 and why we offer the curriculum.To support your child in making appropriate option choices in Key Stage 4.
4 Foundation LearningIt is designed to ensure Entry Level and level 1 learners receive the same entitlement as all other learners.Our commitment to curriculum development has ensured our KS4 curriculum is in a good position to deliver a wide range of qualifications and learning experiences both in school and through links with colleges and the community.
5 Learning Programme Employability skills Functional Skills English MathsICTVocational/Subjecte.g.ConstructionHair and BeautyEngineeringPerforming ArtsICTPSDPersonal wellbeingEconomic wellbeingCitizenshipEmployability skills5
6 KS4 Curriculum Map PSD Vocational Functional Skills Subject PSD Option (Personal wellbeing, citizenship, travel training, Health and Safety, First aid)Life Skills Option (Financially capability, economic wellbeing Independent living skills)CIEAGSREVocationalSubjectCollege Link CourseVocational OptionWJEC UnitsFunctional SkillsEnglishMathsICTEmployability skills –Work Experience, Enterprise, Citizenship & CareersCore Subjects – English, Maths, ScienceFoundation Subjects– SRE, RE, Computing & PE.To be available through option courses.The Arts – art & design, music, drama; Design & Technology – RM, Cookery; Humanities – Geography & History; MFL - European Studies.6
7 KS4 Curriculum Map - Qualifications Vocational/SubjectCollege Link CoursesSchool's Vocational OptionsSports Leaders AwardHospitality and CateringArt and DesignWoodwork & MetalworkHorticultureMusic & DramaPSDWJEC UNITSCIEAGHealth and SafetyFirst AidCitizenshipEuropean StudiesSREPreparation for workIndependent livingFunctional SkillsEnglish: Functional SkillsMaths: Functional Skills, Entry Pathways (WJEC units).ICT: Functional Skills, WJEC UnitsEmployability skills –Independent living, Preparation for Work, Personal social development.Core Subjects – English (FS), Maths (EP & FS), Science (EL)Foundation Subjects–ICT (EP & FS), Humanities, Creative Media andthe Performing Arts, Hospitality and Catering, Independently Living7
8 ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS and ICT (Functional Skills) Offer qualifications that start at Entry level 1 and progress through to Level 2Enable us to diagnostically assess pupil abilityEnable pupil progress to be tracked effectivelyEnable effective target settingAre more relevant – pupils like that
20 WORK EXPERIENCEThe work experience scheme has been in operation for over twenty years.Pupils access meaningful, one day a week work placements for a year.Strong links with local employers are increasing.Different levels of placement are available.
26 COLLEGE LINKS Available… Hairdressing Horticulture Drama Developing Media SkillsDeveloping Creative Skills. (Art or Music)Preparation for Child CareFood Prep and Cooking SkillsBricklayingMotor Vehicle
27 TRANSITION PLANNINGPupils first meet their LLDD advisor at their Transition Plan Review at the end of year 9.The advisor then works closely with pupils and the school throughout Key Stage 4 to ensure a successful transition to life after the Priory.A priority for the year 9 and 10 annual reviews will be to prepare pupils for Post 16 transition.By the year 11 Annual Review decisions will need to be made about the actions needed to ensure a smooth transition to post 16 provision.Transitions Support Officer – Chris Gill