The lessons that you have in KS4, some will be the same as year 9, and some will be different. Here is some information about the subjects you will have:
English – We will have daily lessons, focusing on reading, writing and speaking and listening, working on a half term topic. We will have spelling tests, and you will be expected to do lots of reading, which will mean lots of points.
Maths - Again, daily lessons building our maths skills in all areas, number, space and shape, measurement, geometry, statistics and money. We will start to work through the coursework, giving you slightly longer to complete this, again ready for the end of year 11.
Functional Skills - Functional Skills contain the core elements of English, Mathematics and ICT and students who take these qualifications will develop the transferable skills needed in everyday life and at work. The qualification mainly involves studying realistic and relevant scenarios to problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics and ICT.
Science – Weekly lessons with lots of experiments focusing on Biology, Chemistry and Psychics. Finding out how things work and why this is important to me?
PSHCE – We have more of these lessons this year, building our life skills, social skills, and looking after our mental well-being. This year you will also be learning about ‘Personal organisation’, ‘Relationships’, ‘Safety and Anti-social behaviour’. You will have one lesson a week focusing on ‘Our world’ learning about current affairs and our environment. We also have some time each week to build on our ‘physical and sensory needs’.
Careers – We will work together to identify your strengths and interests, looking at different job and career options there are for you in the future. Students will have the opportunity to complete a week’s work experience in October.
PE – Every Tuesday afternoon you will have an afternoon of PE. You will have the opportunity to build skills in team games, and also access the facilities at the local leisure centre. You will need a plain white T-Shirt, shorts or joggers and trainers. (This can be used from last year).
RE – Throughout the year we have RE Days focusing on the main world religions, how they are practised and celebrated. In KS4 we learn about Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism and British Values.