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.”

Results

 

Student Outcomes 2018-19

The Staff and Management Committee are delighted to celebrate the results of our 2018-2019 cohort.

Foundry College is more than a school where staff deliver the curriculum.  We are an environment where pupils are able to learn for life through a wealth of different experiences and enrichment opportunities. Staff support our pupils not only as highly qualified experts in their different curriculum fields, but also as daily mentors. Our educational expertise,  personal commitment and dedication to improving the life experiences of  vulnerable young people make significant contributions to building pupils' resilience and fostering a culture of mutual respect and co-operation.

Our primary focus is to work hard with pupils to help them secure the best outcomes they can and to improve their chance of success in further education, training or employment.

Year 2

One student was eligible for KS1 SATs and was assessed to be at the National standard.

Year 6

One of two students eligible for KS2 SATs was assessed to be at the National standard.  The second student was disapplied by their home school.

Year 11

The summer 2019 cohort once again exceeded realistic expectation with 15 of 19 students achieving at least one level 2 qualification.

All 19 students were entered for a qualification in both English and Maths, with 9 students achieving GCSE passes in each subject and 7 students achieving passes in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths.  8 students were entered for double Science, with 7 students achieving at least one grade 4 and 4 students achieving passes in both GCSEs.

Qualifications were also obtained in a further thirteen other subjects, including a range of traditional academic GCSEs and a selection of vocational options.

Thank you to everyone involved in the partnership without which these excellent outcomes for our pupils would not have been possible.

Miss Jay Blundell— Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Links

Headteacher: Miss Jay Blundell

Foundry College

Budges Gardens

Wokingham

Berkshire

RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510

admin@foundry.wokingham.sch.uk

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