Phase 5

Phase 5 covers Years 10 and 11.

In Years 10 and 11 students will continue studying for their GCSE and BTec subjects. For these year groups the curriculum consists of their personal option subjects alongside the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, PE and RE.

Our aim is to ensure that all our students, regardless of ability, leave school with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to make a successful transition to the next stage of their lives be it employment, training or further education. To this end students are encouraged to make full use of the careers advice that is on offer through the careers office and career themed Super Learning Days.  All students have one to one interviews with a careers advisor from VIA careers service to support them with future choices and application processes.

Through fortnightly RAP (Rapid Action on Progress) meetings each student’s progress is closely monitored in Phase 5. When underachievement is identified a variety of interventions can be put in place. This may be small group teaching, SEN support, invitations to afterschool Booster sessions or a referral to the school’s Life Coach.

We expect students to be committed to themselves and their own learning and to be positively involved within the greater school community. They will be encouraged to develop good study habits, to think for themselves, engage in their own learning and to have high aspirations. As part of this students can make use of the library and Learning Support both before and after school and during lunch times. These are staffed facilities with ICT facilities where support and advice can be sought when needed.

Although Phase 5 is dominated by examinations and controlled assessments, we also celebrate the growth and achievements of our students with celebratory assemblies and of course, the highlight of the year, the Year 11 Leavers’ Prom. This is an opportunity for students to celebrate together one final time in style.

The current option blocks for each year can be found below: