Upper School Years
Ages 17 to 19
- Literature and English language including grammar, analysis and composition. Mathematics advanced and differentiated in accord with the learning attitude and aspiration of each student.
- History, physics, biology, philosophy, environmental science, geography, computer science, music, drama, performing arts. Modern languages are taught in a conversational and formal style.
- Learning could now include small group learning, MOOCs, distance programs and individual learning programs.
- Internships or work experience could be included, either as a block or on a once a week basis.
- Entrepreneurial skills. Involvement in our own social enterprise business.
- Portfolio work.
- Study for qualifications. Self study, group study and block study. Individualised study plans for upper school.
- Project based learning leads to comprehensive folio evidence for assessment or evidence of achievement.
Arts & Crafts
- Bookbinding (various techniques), printing and sculpture work.
- Life drawing, architecture and graphic design. Art projects. Art observation.
Physical Education and health/wellbeing
- Daily movement work such as gymnastics, brain gym and games. Homemade meals prepared by the young people and taken together at lunch, for example vegetable soup and freshly baked bread. Community projects.
- Daily assembly. Time for reflection on the day and democratic discussion. Students have ownership over their behaviour and its impact on others. Engagement in the wider community. Practical time in a social care environment.