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Curriculum Focus Day - Thursday 10th December

posted 3 Dec 2015, 01:52 by Karen Bricknell

The second Curriculum Focus Day for this academic year is Thursday 10th December. The principle aim of Curriculum Focus days is to allow the opportunity for experiences and activities which don’t necessarily fit into a one hour lesson blocks - including study visits, problem solving, confidence and team building projects, workshops, careers advice, work experience, additional study support sessions, performances and guest speakers and presenters.

Year 7 will be building on the homework task they have been set to make a Christmas decoration from recycled materials. They will be taking part in a series of sessions in design and technology to manufacture a decoration. 

Year 8 will be taking part in Inter House activities led by the House Leaders.

Year 9  will be focusing on self-development. Some students will engage in a series of activities and workshops led and funded by arc-consulting, designing the future of the bay community whilst others will review and plan for change in themselves and their educational outlook. This will support the options process and beyond. Alongside is the successful year 9 sports leader programme and a cross 7, 8 and 9 football programme.

Year 10 will be taking part in a careers day.  They will have the opportunity to meet with a range of employers and higher education providers throughout the day and discuss the variety of options available to them post 16 and beyond. They will also consider their work experience placement, thinking about the skills they will need and how they could apply to participate in the programme.

Year 11 will be working in curriculum areas to complete or improve coursework and receive personalised support based on their latest tracking.  A small number of students are eligible to apply for supervised private study should they feel this would be of benefit to them.  Students will also have access to Mrs Standley our academic mentor for support in revision planning and techniques.

Year 12 students will be having an introduction in the morning to UCAS on how to look for courses and to apply to Universities. They will then be attending subject support sessions in English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Biology, BTEC Sport, History, Business Studies, Sociology, Geography and Art & Graphics for catch up and revision tips in preparation for their Mock examinations in January 2016. Brightside Mentoring Scheme are involved in the day alongside the Gifted and the Talented Magazine workshop.

Year 13 students will be attending subject support sessions in Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Biology, BTEC Sport, History, Business Studies, Sociology, Geography and Art & Graphics. UCAS workshops are running to offer support in student applications and personal statements.