Mrs J Hall – Head of Key Stage 4 and Class Teacher
Mrs A Spinks – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mr Stonebridge – Learning Support Assistant
Miss Print – Learning Support Assistant
Students in KS4 had the opportunity to play the Maths Games from the Imagination Games Workshop in the Summer Term. Maths games are an excellent resource that provide opportunities for students to strengthen their mathematical understanding and reasoning skills in a fun and engaging way.
Please click on the link to see Billy’s fantastic powerpoint on the Nth Term. The Nth term
A poem written by Joe. Poem by Joe
Pupils in KS4 will have the opportunity to follow accredited courses in Maths, English, ICT, Food Technology, Art, and Personal and Social Education.
Maths – Pupils will follow the Entry Level, Edexcel Award and/or GCSE course as appropriate.
The Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics provides basic and relevant mathematical skills suitable for children of all abilities. It helps to build the children’s confidence in maths. The assessments can be completed at any time, therefore students will not complete assessments until they are ready.
The Edexcel Award in mathematics are small, stand-alone qualifications that help students to understand key concepts and develop core skills in maths before progressing to GCSE. The awards in Number and Measure, Algebra and Statistical Methods offer a choice of levels to match students’ abilities, with clear progression between them.
GCSE Mathematics has a foundation tier (grades 1-5) and a higher tier (grades 4-9). Throughout the course children will develop skills in Number, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry, Measure, Probability and Statistics.
English – Pupils will follow the Entry level, Functional skills and/or GCSE course as appropriate. The English Functional Skills qualifications are designed to equip learners with skills such as comparing ideas and presentation of texts, writing for a specified audience and purpose, and communicating and adapting language. GCSE English Language has a foundation tier (grades 1-5) and a higher tier (grades 4-9). Throughout the course pupils will develop skills in understanding and producing non-fiction texts, speaking and listening and writing creatively.
Art – We offer 2 courses for Art and Design: GCSE Art & Design (Fine Art) and Entry Level Art & Design. The GCSE course comprises of 60% controlled assessment in which the theme or project brief is set by the school and 40% set task (exam project) with a wide choice of briefs set by the exam board. The Entry Level Certificate (ELC) follows a similar course and assessment structure, making it very easy for students to study alongside each other.
ICT – Pupils will have the opportunity to obtain the ECDL/ICDL Computer Essentials IT Fundamentals Level 1 qualification. This qualification will help pupils gain skills in understanding the key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
Food Technology – Pupils will follow the BTEC Level 1 Awards in Home Cooking Skills. This aim to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy cooking meals at home. Learners will gain understanding of how to economise when planning meals to cook at home. The unit is based on the Chef Jamie Oliver’s proposition that being able to cook is an essential life skill which empowers people to make changes that have benefits to health and wellbeing.
Personal, Social and Health Education – Grove House School students in years 9,10 and 11 work towards achieving accreditation in PSHE, by way of Credit or Award at Level 1, Level 2, Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2 or Entry Level 3. Each student is entered according to individual ability.
The specification used is Personal and Social Education 5800. The examining body is AQA.
Full details can be found at www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/work-and-life-skills/award-and-certificate/personal-and-social-education-5800
Homework will be set for Maths and English each week, this will be accessed through the children’s Active Learn logins. Please also find below a list of websites to support your child’s learning: