Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups for the two years. In Year 10 and 11 pupils receive five hours per fortnight of their option subject.
Design & Technology
The Design and Technology prepares students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.
This GCSE allows students to study core technical and designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment. They will also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth.
Exam Specification: Eduqas - Design and Technology GCSE (C600QS)
Food Preparation and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. It encourages learners to cook and enables them to make informed decisions about food and nutrition and allows them to acquire knowledge in order to be able to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life. It will allow the students to understand the huge challenges that we face globally to supply the world with nutritious and safe food.
Exam Specification: WJEC - Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE (C560P)
This qualification is for pupils wishing to gain some understanding and some practical experience of the variety of trades in the Construction industry. The qualifications cover a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas:
- Carpentry and Joinery
Exam Specification: City & Guilds – Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction Skills (6219-06)