The Key Stage 4 curriculum is an option subject. Students are given the opportunity to focus on their chosen specialism and opt for the course that best suits their own career aspirations or interests. Through year 10, the students will develop their skills of identifying and responding to user needs and wants. They will also be able to identify any weaknesses within the design and make process. To prepare the students for year 11, they will complete a practice assessment to further identify their areas of success and development in readiness for year 11.
Year 11 is cementing the knowledge that they have learned from years 7-10 and putting it into practice.
The intent of 3D design is to build on the knowledge and skills that have been developed at Key stage 3. Students foster their ideas through researching pioneering designers, Gaudi, Utzon, and Hadid and drawing inspiration from 3D structures, Burj Khalifa, Sydney Opera House, The Shard, and The Hallgrimskirkja. Students will create their own 3D sculptures using a variety of materials, methods, and techniques. They will be encouraged to experiment with their work and problem solve when they come up against challenges. The students will improve their analytical skills, use subject specific terminology, and annotate and critique their own and others work.
Hospitality & Catering
The intent of Hospitality and Catering is to furnish our students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for them to progress to employment or college in the vocational sector. The course will encourage them to have knowledge of issues related to nutrition and food safety and how they affect successful Hospitality and Catering establishments. The students will also develop their food preparation and cooking skills as well as important transferable skills of problem solving, organisation and time management, planning and communication essential in the workplace.
Health and Social Care
The Key Stage 4 curriculum is an option subject. We deliver the BTEC Tech Award Level 1/2 in Health and Social Care. By studying for the Award, you will gain the important knowledge, skills, and understanding that are the foundations for working in this area. Students complete three mandatory components. Component one is the study of growth and development within the different life stages, that contribute to the whole person including physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development. Component two studies health and social care services and values – primary, secondary, tertiary, any barriers individuals face accessing them and how they overcome them. Component 3 is the external examination unit. The students will learn about factors that affect health and wellbeing, interpreting health indicators, and person-centred approaches to improving health and wellbeing.