The pastoral course at Key stage 4 is a three year programme. It starts with ‘Key Steps’ which is an accredited programme of study that focuses on the rights and responsibilities each of us has to everyday life in a community. It is personalised to each student and is a task and topic based book that allows each student to follow a programme that suits their needs.
In year 10 and 11 the student’s embark on a dual programme which incorporates two accredited courses: ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) and BTEC Workskills. These two courses, outlined below, cover a wide range of topics to create well rounded, creative individuals.
- Citizenship and Community
- Health and Fitness
- Independent Living
- Sport and Leisure
- Work Experience
- Expressive Art
- Issues and Beliefs
- Science and Technology
BTEC Workskills covers:
- Searching for and Applying for a job
- Interview skills and careers planning
- Working with more experienced people
- Work experience
- Enterprise and starting your own business
In addition to this extra outside speakers are made available to discuss topics such as:
- Sex education
- Police and your community
- School nurse
- Fire brigade and taking risks
- Making life choices
- CEIAG and connexions
Obviously Exam revision is a key part within each curriculum and will be done around exam time each year. Revision clubs and after school; coursework classes will take place throughout the year in order to help our students achieve their potential.
Key Stage 4 ends in a blaze of glory with the year 11 Prom. It is a special event for those who attend and is a spectacular way to end your time at Boldon, bathed in success.