Post 16 Curriculum

Post 16 Curriculum

1. Foundation Programme:

Foundation Programme (students with average grade F/G)

Functional Skills Level 1/2 English/ Maths as appropriate

Work placement/ Enrichment

ASDAN CoPE Level 2

 

Pre-Vocational Programme (students with average grade D/E)

GCSE English/ Maths

Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma – 4 GCSE equivalent. Subject to be decided based on cohort from Business, Health, IT and Sport

Work placement/ Enrichment

 

Employability and Enrichment Opportunities:

All students on Foundation courses will be provided with work placements to complement their studies. This will be coordinated by the Director of Employability and Enrichment.

 

Admission:

Students joining Year 12 will be placed on the appropriate Foundation course depending on GCSE results.

 

Progression:

Foundation students: can move to Level 2 programme or go into employment/ further training.

Pre-vocational students: can move to a Level 3 programme (appropriate courses) or go into employment/ further training.

 

All foundation students will also be provided with careers advice around apprenticeships and the world of work.

 

2. General:

Students will be provided with comprehensive guidance during Year 11 in order that they make appropriate course choices for Post 16 study, based on their career aspirations, interests and likely GCSE grades. Where students are predicted to achieve at least 5A*-C grades, or equivalent, they will gain access to both Level 3 vocational courses and A Level courses. Students will almost all choose to study three subjects, with a small group selecting four subjects. That said; since the students with largely A*-B grades are likely to be seeking places at Russell Group universities, the advice would be clear that three A*/A grades are required rather than four grades/ points and, as such, three subjects may be more appropriate. EPQ to be offered to those students who are studying three subjects and applying to Russell Group establishments as part of the enrichment offer.

 

Employability and Enrichment Opportunities:

All students will be interviewed at the start of Year 12 and a bespoke employability plan put in place according to interest and need. This may involve work experience, mentoring, trips and visits, events or widening participation programmes. This will be coordinated by the Director of Employability and Enrichment and will take advantage of established links through the Career Ready programme as well as those formed by the Rodillian Academy Sixth Form team.

 

Admission:

5A*-C (or equivalent) with guidance on course choices based on specific grades and subjects studied at GCSE.

 

Progression:

Courses are linear and therefore two years. Students will be expected to progress to University, higher level apprenticeships or employment.

 

3. STEM:

STEM refers to the subjects in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. There is an abundance of employment opportunities in this area and a difficulty in recruitment. As such; we feel that supporting our students in accessing these career opportunities via University or other pathways is important to their future success. Students will be identified as STEM students if they are studying two or more STEM subjects and are deemed to have potential to work in this field in the future.

 

Employability and Enrichment Opportunities:

Students who are studying two or more of these subjects and have aspirations to work/ study in this area will be provided with a bespoke STEM programme of guidance including work placements, university links and mentors with specific STEM knowledge and experience. This will be coordinated by the Director of STEM in conjunction with the Director of Employability and Enrichment.

 

Admission:

5A*-C (or equivalent) with guidance on course choices based on specific grades and subjects studied at GCSE.

 

Progression:

Courses are linear and therefore two years. Students will be expected to progress to University, higher level apprenticeships or employment.

4. Rugby/ Netball Academy:

Designed for students wishing to pursue a sports pathway; the Rugby and Netball Academy programme will combine a sports based curriculum with practical sport and additional sports qualifications. Students selected for this pathway will be keen players and have the desire to pursue a career in sport; on the pitch or within the support elements of the industry. It is expected that students will either follow academic courses (A Level PE/ Biology etc) or vocational courses (BTEC Sport) alongside the bespoke Rugby/ Netball provision.

 

Employability and Enrichment Opportunities:

Students will take part in fixtures and compete as a team in their chosen sport as well as experiencing enrichment through the range of additional qualifications including Coaching and Leadership awards. There will also be the opportunity for students to gain work experience through the range of professional bodies working with the Rugby and Netball Academy; for example in Physiotherapy or coaching. This will be coordinated by the Director of Sport in conjunction with the Director of Employability and Enrichment.

 

Admission:

5A*-C (or equivalent) and relevant sporting experience.

 

Progression:

Courses are linear and therefore two years. Students will be expected to progress to University or employment relevant to their experience within the Rugby/ Netball Academy programme.

Post 16 Subjects

A Level

Applied Science

Biology

Business

Chemistry

Dance

Drama

English Language

English Literature

Extended Project Qualification

Film Studies

French

Further Mathematics

Geography

Government and Politics

Graphics

History

Law

Mathematics

Media Studies

Music

Physical Education

Photography

Physics

Psychology

Religious Studies

Sociology

Spanish

Textiles

Vocational – BTEC

Business

Children’s Play, Learning and Development

Computer Game Design

Criminology

Dance

Enterprise

Food Science and Nutrition

Health and Social Care

I.C.T.

Media Studies

Music

Production Arts

Sport Certificate

Sport Diploma

The Rodillian Academy