Curriculum

 We offer a balanced and broadly based curriculum which:

  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, social and physical development of pupils
  • Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • Challenges pupils to achieve the highest standards, taking account of ability and aptitude
  • Ensures pupils access to work related learning opportunities and promotes employability
  • Promotes equality of opportunity, develops an understanding of and respect for the rights and views of others and emphasises the value of personal relationships based on mutual respect
  • Works in partnership with parents/carers and various agencies, leading to an appreciation of the value of cooperative development

 College Hall Curriculum 2018-19

We are dedicated to offering every young person the opportunity to realise their potential, ensuring that every young person is at the centre of everything we do.

Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of the young people who attend.  All of our pupils face a range of ‘barriers to learning’ and the curriculum offer is created to remove as many of these as we can.

The curriculum is designed to ensure that our pupils gain appropriate qualifications which allow them to access destinations such as college, work or apprenticeships. It is also created to ensure that we can offer bespoke pathways for pupils with the most complex needs.

General principles

  • Young people have the entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum offer
  • All young people have the opportunity to achieve
  • All young people have the opportunity to leave with a recognised English and maths qualification
  • Many of the pupils who attend benefit from opportunities to develop their character skills through our Engage programme.  
  • Supporting the pupils’ ability to regulate their emotions and manage their behaviour independently is a key focus of all of our work with pupils .

On entry into the school, baseline assessments are administered and progress is closely tracked from this starting point. If young people are not making expected progress, intervention plans will be created to ensure that the young person can get back on track.

College Hall Main Building

College Hall offers full time places for 38 pupils with a history of displaying challenging, complex and disaffected behaviours and those with significant barriers to learning. The pupils have not responded to a wide range of support and intervention from their mainstream schools and many have large gaps in their education.

At Key Stage 3 pupils follow a Project based Learning programme where English, maths, science, art, humanities, PE, food technology and PSHE are taught within a different project theme each term.

In Year 10 pupils attend the Engage programme three days per week at the Wayz Youth centre. This programme aims to develop pupils’ leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills (LORIC) through the PIXL Edge programme as well as studying Personal Social and Health Education. In addition they are offered a range of subjects on the other two days per week including English, maths, science, citizenship and art. 

Year 10 Curriculum Offer

Exam Board

Qualification

Included in DFE Performance Measures

English – at appropriate level

AQA

GCSE

9-1 English Language

Y

AQA

GCSE

9-1 English Literature

Y

AQA

Entry 1-3

Step up silver/gold

 

Pearson

Functional Skills – Entry level

FuS Skills Entry Level 1-3 English

 

Pearson

Functional Skills

L1-L2 English

 

Maths – at appropriate level

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Mathematics

Y

AQA

Entry 1-3

Entry Level Mathematics

 

Pearson

Functional Skills – entry level

FuS Skills Entry Level 1-3 Maths

 

Pearson

Functional Skills

L1-L2 Mathematics

 

Science – at appropriate level

AQA

Entry 1-3

Entry Level Certificate Science

 

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Combined Science: Synergy

Y

Citizenship

Pearson

GCSE

9-1 Citizenship Studies

Y

Art & Design

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Art & Design (Fine Art)

Y

Personal & Social Education

AQA

Entry 1-3   L1/L2 Award / Certificate

Personal & Social Education

 

PiXL Edge LORIC

In Year 11 pupils are taught a range of subjects including English, maths, science, citizenship, art, health & fitness, food & cookery and child development in addition to work experience for those pupils who wish to access this opportunity.

Pupils will have the opportunity to study GCSE/equivalent or Entry Level qualifications as appropriate. The current curriculum offer is as follows:-

Year 11 Curriculum Offer

Exam Board

Qualification

Included in DFE Performance Measures

English – at appropriate level

AQA

GCSE

9-1 English Language

Y

AQA

GCSE

9-1 English Literature

Y

AQA

Entry 1-3

Step up silver/gold

 

Pearson

Functional Skills entry level

FuS Skills Entry Level 1-3 English

 

Pearson

Functional Skills

L1-L2 English

 

Maths – at appropriate level

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Mathematics

Y

AQA

Entry 1-3

Entry Level Mathematics

 

Pearson

Functional Skills – entry level

FuS Skills Entry Level 1-3 Maths

 

Pearson

Functional Skills

L1-L2 Mathematics

 

Science – at appropriate level

AQA

Entry 1-3

Entry Level Certificate Science

 

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Combined Science: Synergy

Y

Citizenship

Pearson

GCSE

9-1 Citizenship Studies

Y

Additional subject offer (pupils will usually study 2 subjects from this range)

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Art & Design (Fine Art)

Y

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Art & Design (Photography)

Y

NCFE

L1/L2 Certificate

Health & Fitness

Y

NCFE

L1/L2 Certificate

Food & Cookery

Y

NCFE

Cache L2 Award

Child Development & Care

Y

The College Hall Cottage group

The Cottage offers 8 full time places.  Pupils have a previous history of extremely low attendance in their mainstream schools and have significant gaps in their learning.  Some pupils may have been refusing to attend school on and off for many years.

The Cottage aims to re-engage pupils who lack confidence and get them back on track in terms of attendance and personal confidence.  The curriculum focuses on ensuring that KS4 students are able to achieve externally accredited qualifications in English maths and science as well as a range of other subjects including citizenship, art, and food & cookery.

Pupils will have the opportunity to study GCSE/equivalent or Entry Level qualifications as appropriate. The current curriculum offer is as follows:-

Cottage Curriculum Offer

Exam Board

Qualification

Included in DFE Performance Measures

English – at appropriate level

AQA

GCSE

9-1 English Language

Y

AQA

GCSE

9-1 English Literature

Y

AQA

Entry 1-3

Step up silver/gold

 

Pearson

Functional Skills – Entry level

FuS Skills Entry Level 1-3 English

 

Pearson

Functional Skills

L1-L2 English

 

Maths – at appropriate level

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Mathematics

Y

AQA

Entry 1-3

Entry Level Mathematics

 

Pearson

Functional Skills – entry level

FuS Skills Entry Level 1-3 Maths

 

Pearson

Functional Skills

L1-L2 Mathematics

 

Science – at appropriate level

AQA

Entry 1-3

Entry Level Certificate Science

 

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Combined Science: Synergy

Y

Citizenship

Pearson

GCSE

9-1 Citizenship Studies

Y

Art & Design

AQA

GCSE

9-1 Art & Design (Fine Art)

Y

Food & Cookery

NCFE

L1/L2 Certificate

Food & Cookery

Y

Individual Learning Programme

For some pupils accessing our school site can be challenging. This may be due to medical needs, anxiety, mental health concerns or where accessing the school site is so overwhelming it causes the pupil real challenges. At this point we may choose to offer the young person an Individual Learning Programme, which includes intensive 1:1 or small group teaching as well as alternative provision.