Curriculum offer

Our Curriculum – Essential Skills

In-tuition School is committed to providing a curriculum that develops the ‘whole person’, knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes. We do this by embedding a range of experiences and subjects. For example.

  • Linguistic: These skills are most overtly brought into focus in Functional Skills English Speaking and Listening. The teaching of literacy skills is not, however, confined to this subject and the policy of the school is that teachers will encourage good linguistic and literary standards in all the student work. Linguistic skills are embedded discreetly in all subjects. (As evidenced within our SOW) and less discreetly via our targeted intervention programme (Please see Intervention Rational)
  • Mathematical: These Skills are taught via Functional Skills Maths (Please see Curriculum Rational and SOW) and is embedded discreetly within different subjects. (As evidenced within subject SOW) and less discreetly via our targeted intervention programme (Please see Intervention Rational)
  • Scientific: This area is concerned with developing the skills associated with science as a process of enquiry, i.e. observing hypotheses, conducting experiments, and recording their findings. This is taught as a lesson from E3 to L1 as an Award (over 1 year) and Certificate (over 2 years) and discreetly within subjects such as John Muir, ICT and Catering. (As evidenced within our SOW). Our Science Curriculum embeds the principle of sustainability covering topics such as Renewable Energy and encourages the use of expertise beyond the classroom via our Animal Care Unit which takes place on Diamond Families Farm.
  • Technological: Technological skills are taught within IT lessons and include ICT theory, coding, planning and communicating ideas, graphic design, spreadsheets and working with equipment. The IT suite is also utilised in many subjects and often taught cross curricula (As evidenced in our Science and ICT SOW)
  • Human and Social: This area is concerned with people and their environment and how human action, now and in the past, has influenced events and conditions. At the In-tuition School, Local History, Science (Renewable Energy), Horticulture, John Muir and Personal Wellbeing (Values and Beliefs) make a strong contribution to this area.
  • Physical: The aim in this area is to develop physical fitness and wellbeing through sport as well as physical control and co-ordination. PE is taught as a lesson and embedded into our John Muir SOW Learners also acquire knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of Fitness and Health Via our PHSE Association SOW.
  • Aesthetic and Creative: This area is concerned with the process of making, composing and inventing. There are aesthetic and creative aspects to all subjects, but some make a particularly strong contribution, including graphic design and literature. Art is embedded throughout our John Muir SOW and during our themed curriculum week. During the last two weeks of term one our learners’ timetable is collapsed and all of our learners work towards completing the OCN Level 1 Enterprise in Craft qualification, which, alongside enterprise activities includes Card Making and Christmas Decoration Making. 

 

 

 

 

This ambitious curriculum will allow our learners to gain a plethora of qualifications, as well as taking part in important PHSE, Wellbeing and Enrichment sessions.

Subjects Offered

Subject

Level /Certification

Awarding body

GCSE Equivalent

Maths Functional Skills

 

E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Open College Network West Midlands

Entry level 1-3

This is similar to having:

1 GCSE below grade G or level 1

 

Level 1

A level 1 qualification is similar to having a GCSE at grades D–G or 1-3.

 

 

Level 2

A level 2 qualification is similar to having a GCSE at grade A*–C or

4-9.

English Functional Skills

 

E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Open College Network West Midlands

Science

E3-L1 Award/ Certificate/ Diploma

Open College Network West Midlands

It User Skills

E3-L2 Award/ Certificate

Open College Network West Midlands

Volunteering

(KS4 Age 14-16)

L2 Award

Open College Network West Midlands

Enterprise in Craft

L1 Award

Open College Network West Midlands

John Muir

Discovery/Explorer Award

John Muir Trust

Employability and Development Skills (KS4 Age 14-16)

L1/L2 Award

Open College Network West Midlands

Catering Skills

E3/ L1 Award

Open College Network West Midlands

Personal Wellbeing

 

E3/ L1 Award

Open College Network West Midlands

Horticulture

 

E3-L1

Award, Certificate,  

Open College Network West Midlands

Citizenship

L1 Award (When completed with local History)

Open College Network West Midlands

Local History

L1 Award (When completed with citizenship)

Open College Network West Midlands

Short courses and qualifications

Food Hygiene L1

First Aid

HSQE

St Johns Ambulance

 

Non-Qualification Programme Activity

  • Enrichment
  • Forestry School Skills
  • Computing
  • Programming
  • Multimedia (Animation)
  • Physical Education

Non-Qualification Holistic Curriculum Offer

  • PSHE (via PSHE association and external workshops)
  • Mindfulness
  • Family learning
  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Vocational Experiences
  • FRIENDS – cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Community and Charitable Programme
  • Stop, Think, Do – emotional management programme
  • Work Experience
  • Travel Training
  • Creative studies

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20 Rosslyn Rd,
Longton,
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 4JD

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