Teaching and Learning in Key Stage 4
Year 10 to Year 11
All students develop their own individual learning pathway to suit their own aspirations and interests. Our curriculum is engaging and interesting and provides opportunities to gain some outstanding qualifications and experience.
All students study Mathematics l English l Science l Religious Studies l Welsh Second Language. All students work toward the Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma at Intermediate or Foundation Level. They also choose to study four additional subjects from a wide selection of options.
Cross curricular activities provide opportunities to learn about Personal and Social Education, including moral, cultural, social, environmental, health and economic issues. The school timetable is suspended at times to allow students to study these themes in greater depth.
‘Skills Drives’ help our students to boost their skills in literacy, numeracy and information technology. We have regular ‘skills health checks’ and monitor progress as students develop their skills across the curriculum.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
ICT is a vital tool for learning across the curriculum. Excellent facilities are available for all our students, including computer aided design (CAD), video conferencing, music editing, image manipulation, scientific research. We also provide ICT facilities for independent learning.
All students have their own user name and identity to enable them to use the ICT facilities. We ask students to observe the Code of Conduct for responsible use of ICT equipment and electronic communication.
Learning about sex and relationships is set in the context of social responsibility and personal relationships and issues are discussed in relation to parenthood and family. The Sex and Relationships Education Policy is available by request.
Parents and carers are entitled to withdraw their child from Sex Education as a whole, or any part of it on request in writing to the Headteacher.