Secondary Curriculum

Secondary Curriculum

 

Introduction

The pupils who attend Foundry College display a wide range of social, emotional and mental health needs which, by their very nature, can affect their progress. The college therefore provides a flexible academic curriculum that addresses all areas of pupil needs and supports the holistic ‘hidden curriculum” or Foundry Curriculum. All pupils study English and Maths. In addition, pupils select other available options in response to their specific interests.

The academic curriculum at Foundry College intends to promote learning and personal growth. It includes not only the formal requirements, but also a range of vocational, placement and cultural activities that the College organises, both onsite and with outside agencies, in order to enrich the experience and address the challenges faced by the pupils.   We aim to teach the pupils at Foundry College positive, responsible attitudes developing knowledge and skills, including social and basic life skills, so that they may become contributory members of the extended community.

Organisation and Planning

Subject plans address aims and objectives and long term plans, with particular consideration of the needs of young people with social, emotional and mental health needs difficulties in a diverse society. Long term as well as medium term plans are reviewed regularly in line with current curriculum changes and the changing needs of the college population.

Qualifications on offer through the College 2019-2020

Subject

Exam Board

Qualification

Functional Skills English

Edexcel/Pearson

Entry Level, Level 1 & 2

English

AQA & Camridge

GCSE & IGCSE

Functional Skills Maths

Edexcel/Pearson

Entry Level, Level 1 & 2

Maths

Edexcel/Pearson

GCSE & IGCSE

Core Science

AQA

GCSE

Biology / Human Biology

AQA/ Edexcel/Pearson

GCSE/IGCSE

Chemistry

AQA

GCSE

Physics

AQA

GCSE

History

OCR

GCSE

Geography

OCR

GCSE

Cookery

NCFE

Level 1 & 2

Functional Skills ICT

Edexcel/Pearson

Level 1 & 2

PSE

AQA

Entry Level, Level 1 & 2

Sport

OCR

Level 1 & 2

Business and Enterprise

NCFE

Level 1 & 2

Travel and Tourism

NCFE

Level 1 & 2

Health and Social Care

AQA

GCSE

Occupational Studies in the Workplace

NCFE

NCFE Level 1 & 2

Beauty Therapy

CITY & GUILDS

Level 1

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma

CITY & GUILDS

Level 1 & 2

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Certificate

CITY & GUILDS

Level 1 & 2

Construction

CITY & GUILDS

BTEC/City & Guilds Level 1

 

Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”

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Acting Headteacher Iain Thomas

Foundry College

Budges Gardens

Wokingham

Berkshire

RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510

admin@foundry.wokingham.sch.uk