On-Site Curriculum

A copy of our curriculum statement is available here.

GCSEs

We try to offer GCSEs that match our students’ needs and interests as closely as possible.

Over the last two years, we have offered:

English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Business Studies, Geography, Resistant Materials, Textiles, Sociology, Food Technology, General Studies, Child Development and Art.

All students do at least English and Maths, and we aim for most students to gain the equivalent of at least 5 GCSEs.

Other accredited courses

Students are able to take City and Guilds Rural Skills, BTEC Diploma in Construction, BTEC Diploma in Sport, BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care, Princes Trust XL Award, Power Boating Level 1 and European Computer Driving Licence. Some of these courses involve substantial amounts of time off-site.

Entry Level Certificates and Functional Skills

ELCs are for students who might not be able to get a G or better at GCSE.

We offer ELCs in English, Maths and ICT.

We also offer Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths.

Other curriculum areas

All our students follow a Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme which also includes much of the Princes Trust XL award. Students have a tutor and are able to meet with them regularly to discuss their progress and any problems they may be experiencing. This year we have also introduced a new course to the students of Year 11; ‘Life after SLC’ aims to help prepare the students for when they leave SLC and move on to the next stage of their lives.

We offer sports activities to those who wish to take part as well as cooking and non-GCSE Art and Technology.

Promoting British values

Our mission statement stresses the importance we place on preparing our students to be responsible citizens. We do this through our behaviour policy, the care we show our students and how we model British values as staff and through our curriculum. Whilst all subjects touch on British values, all our students study the Princes Trust XL programme which explicitly teaches about democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance. We also bring in the police to teach some of these aspects, as well as drama groups and other visitors.

Further information

For further information about the content of our curriculum or to ask any questions you may have please contact us here.