Curriculum

The Curriculum

Academic progress and achievement of potential is considered to be of crucial importance.  Weston Point College acknowledges that many of our young people attending the college have experienced disruption and discontinuity in their education and therefore it seeks to re-establish the concept of learning as a positive and enjoyable experience.

Weston Point College offers a broad and balanced curriculum ensuring that each student accesses the National Curriculum in an appropriate way, providing differentiation to meet individual need.  We aim to introduce students to a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience.

The Curriculum emphasises the need to achieve basic skills in literacy and numeracy.  All schemes of work are carefully planned to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum at a level appropriate to the student’s ability.  This includes the opportunity to achieve the following qualifications and accreditations.

AQA Unit Awards:Design Tech, Food Tech

AQA Entry Level Awards:  Maths, English, Science, History, Geography

AQA GCSE:  Maths, English, History ,Geography, General Studies, Religious Studies

The curriculum also includes the study of:-

Food Technology                  PSHE

Physical Education               MFL

Citizenship                             Religious Studies

Photography                          Life Skills

WRL

Achieving Economic Well Being

Careers Education

At Weston Point College careers education is part of the PSHE programme of study.  At Key Stage 4 emphasis is placed on the world of work, opportunity awareness, handling careers information, work experience, college courses and the preparation of CVs and job application forms.

There is a focus on arranging an appropriate Education, Training or Employment destination for all school leavers and school works closely with the local linked Connexions adviser to achieve this.

Work Experience

Experiencing a successful work placement is a priority for all Year 11 students.  All students are prepared for their placement beforehand, monitored during and debriefed on completion of the placement.

Provision for English as an Additional Language

Students for whom English is a second/alternative language will be treated with respect and care.  A supportive education will be provided and advice sought as appropriate.  Weston Point College has a strong commitment to value a student’s cultural and religious heritage.  A student’s individuality in respect of their age, race and gender is recognised.  The Headteacher has a Diploma for TEFL.