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Polygon School Curriculum

Polygon School Curriculum: What do we believe?

 

  • The curriculum must be designed to meet the needs, wants and aspirations of our pupils whilst understanding the complexities of the communities in which they live.

 

  • Qualifications are very important for our pupils but developing their skills for social, emotional and mental health well-being is equally important.

 

  • We need to tailor our pupil’s curriculum around their strengths and interests, therefore we will have some pupils that follow alternative curriculum pathways that encompasses their needs, interests and post 16 career aspirations.

 

  • We choose qualifications around interest and engagement; choosing the most appropriate qualifications that will give our pupils their best chance with post 16 options. At times this means that we run qualifications that do not count on performance tables.

 

  • Literacy is prioritised at all levels of the curriculum to ensure that our pupils are not inhibited by a lack of literacy skills.

 

  • Considering the complex needs of our pupils and their previous school experiences, our curriculum places high value on engagement prior to commencing academic rigour.

 

  • In support of our flexible curriculum we need an extensive careers programme for all pupils, that will significantly aid them in transition from school to their post 16 option. This means that our NEET figures at the school are a very important measurement of success.

 

 

KS4 Curriculum and Qualifications

 

The KS4 curriculum covers the following subjects:

 

  • Art
  • Careers
  • CDT
  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Food And Cookery
  • ICT
  • Maths
  • Outdoor Learning
  • PE
  • Pixl Edge
  • PSHE
  • Science
  • Work Skills

 

We offer the following qualifications:

 

  • Art – GCSE and Arts Awards
  • CDT – Entry Level
  • English – GCSE, Functional Skills and Entry Level
  • Food and Cookery – V Cert and Entry Level
  • ICT – Functional Skills and Entry Level
  • Maths – GCSE, Functional Skills and Entry Level
  • PE – V Cert and Entry Level
  • Polish – GCSE
  • Pixl Edge award
  • PSHE – AQA unit awards
  • Science – GCSE and Entry Level
  • Work Skills – AQA unit awards.
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External Qualifications include: Fishing for Life Award, Cast Awards, BTEC Level 1 Award for Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Work Mobility, and all individual courses taken at City and Richard Taunton’s College.

 

In addition, all of our KS4 pupils have an opportunity of at least per week one day work experience placement in a place that is matched to their strengths, interests and aspirations.

 

 

KS3 Curriculum

 

In KS3 we endeavour to offer a broad curriculum that is supplemented with engagement activities. We offer the following subjects at KS3:

 

  • Art
  • Box Fit (Engagement)
  • CDT
  • Careers
  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Food And Cookery
  • Forest Schools
  • Gardening
  • ICT
  • Maths
  • Music Sessions (Engagement)
  • Outdoor Learning
  • PE
  • Pixl Edge
  • PSHE
  • RE
  • Science
  • SEAL
  • Work Skills

 

We also offer an alternative curriculum at KS3 depending on the level of support and needs of the student.

 

 

 

 

 

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