Pupils in Key Stage 4 benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum; acquiring knowledge, understanding and skills across a wide range of subjects that are tailored to cater for all pupils’ needs. In addition to the core curriculum subjects of Maths, English and Science, pupils are also required to select GCSE Geography or History and Spanish. In addition pupils can choose from two options pathways providing sustainable progression routes and a broad balance of theoretical and applied learning courses. Traditional GCSE subjects of Art & Design, 3D Design, RE and PE and Food Technology are on offer alongside applied learning BTEC and Technical courses such as Sport, Enterprise, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts and Music Technology. With dedicated vocational facilities, we also offer Technical Awards in Hair & Beauty and Construction.
As I am sure you are aware this is an important time for Year 11 students as their final GCSE examinations are finally here. Students should be at this point in the year be ensuring any coursework is completed and after school revision sessions will be offered to aid revision.
To support students further we shall be running independent study session on Saturdays. These sessions will run from 10.00am – 12.00pm. School uniform is not required but please note mobile phones are not permitted to be used as is school policy in term time.
Welcome to Year 10 – Working together to make a Difference!I have the great pleasure in inviting you to a “Welcome to KS4 Evening” on Monday 16th September 2019 in the Main Hall at Broadoak School.
Key Stage 4 is an important time in the academic life of your child and increasingly the work completed in year 10 contributes significantly to the final GCSE grades that pupils will gain in the summer of 2020. The aim of the evening is to provide Year 10 parents/carers with the opportunity to understand the changes to the curriculum and the demands that your son/daughter will have to face over the next two years. It will be a chance to outline the key dates and the range of support strategies in place for students. We will also share some ideas on how you can best support your son/daughter during this important time. The session will begin at 6.00pm until 7.00pm and will consist of a presentation by Mr McConaghie (Head Teacher) Mrs Worswick (Assistant Head Teacher) Mr Griffin (Head of Year 10) and representatives from the English, Mathematics and Science departments will deliver key subject information to support students and parents. Form tutors will be available to discuss individual pupils in more detail and how they have settled in to Year 10. We will also be covering such issues as:
• Our Aims and Targets for this year
• Key information from English, Mathematics and Science
• Controlled Assignments: Deadlines and Standards
• The Prefect Pledge (Young Leaders Programme)
• Preparing for Academic Success
• Preparing for Life after Broadoak School
A parents’ booklet will be given out containing useful information and provisional dates for the year.
I do hope that you will be able to attend on the evening, so that the partnership between school and home may be further strengthened in this vital year of your child’s education.