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Specialist Learning

Science

With a focus on hands-on investigations of scientific concepts and knowledge, our Science programme seeks to inspire learners to engage with Science deeply. We also encourage them to further their scientific understanding in their own time and throughout their school careers. Science specialist lessons are fun and diverse, covering a broad range of disciplines including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.


Visual Art

The Visual Arts curriculum is a fun and positive part of learning that enables learners to achieve success. The curriculum enables a universal language that cuts across all cultural, educational and social barriers. Each material, tool, technique, process and procedure provides different skill development and opportunity for enhancing creativity and new learning. Learners express their cognitive and creative ideas in differentiated and expressive two and three-dimensional artworks.


Music, Dance and Drama

Performing Arts is an interactive, fun and creative learning programme, catering to all learner levels, interests and abilities. Learner-focused lessons offer exploration of a variety of instrument types and dramatic conventions.

There are opportunities to:

  • create music compositions, dance choreography and dramatic works
  • perform in music ensembles, dance ensembles and drama work
  • develop knowledge of music theory, both traditional and modern examples
  • explore digital music.


Materials Technology

Materials Technology includes a range of skills and design challenges, working in pewter, copper, MDF, a variety of woods, bamboo, acrylic, polymorph, and sometimes stranger materials like spaghetti or bananas. Products include, but are not limited to, trusses and skyscrapers, electronic instruments, ergonomic pens, pewter cast pendants, laser-cut rulers, pencil boxes. Learners use a range of 2D and 3D programmes to create products for laser cutting and 3D printing, but we also practise the importance of working materials with hand tools.


Food Technology

Food Technology focuses on hands-on activities to develop student skills and understanding, allowing them to create safe food for themselves and others. We seek to inspire learners to engage with a range of cookery processes and techniques that further their understanding of technological processes that can be taken at Secondary school and further training. Food Technology specialist lessons are fun and diverse, covering a broad range of dishes that can be made for any occasion. Students develop an in-depth understanding of our kitchen routines called Mise-en-place. This develops their ability to operate efficiently, safely and independently in the kitchen.


Digital Technologies

This two-year programme is focused on Digital Media and Programming. Using image and video editing software, learners are introduced to photography and videography skills, along with graphic design. In programming, learners are introduced to “blockly” language (Scratch) and the logic behind coding through robotics and game development. Learners are given the opportunity to be creators of digital outcomes, whilst engaging with exciting and challenging concepts.

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