Key Stage 4 Options

Brixham College provides a broad and balanced curriculum, but we also offer extended opportunities for learning in areas that reflect the concerns and demands of the local community and which enrich the lives of our students.

 

Key Stage 4 (Years 9 – 11)

Learning at this stage is aimed at giving students the skills, competencies and knowledge that they need to progress into further education, training or employment.

 

At Brixham College we value all that our students do; our aim is to ensure that we get the right students on the right courses at the right time in the lives. You can find out about Key Stage 4 options HERE. This is the first step in setting students on the right pathway.

 

It is important that areas of the curriculum and opportunities are not lost at the end of Year 8, and therefore all areas of study are available to choose in Years 9, 10 and 11 according to interest, aptitude and ability.  All  students have the opportunity to take between eight or eleven GCSEs.

 

We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all of our learners, but also offer the flexibility of practical courses in vocational subjects leading to a range of qualifications. Students may be entered for some examinations early when it is judged that this will enhance their achievement.

 

Careers

The aim of Careers Advice and Guidance at Brixham College is to help every student be informed and aware of all of their different progression options as well as help them to recognise ad develop their employability skills, career and job aspirations and be equipped and prepared as possible for when they leave school.

 

The school has a careers Policy and Careers Overview, both of which are reviewed annually. The Careers Overview shows all the activities undertaken throughout the academic year, including events and enrichment activities.

 

Students can come and see Mr T Adams for careers Education, Information, advice or guidance. There is an open door policy in the LRC and there are no restrictions to how many times a student can have an appointment. Personal guidance is provided at key transition points for Year 9 with options, Year 11 with Post 16 choices and Year 12 & 13 with progression onto Higher Education, Apprenticeships or employment.

 

Support for Parents / Carers

 

Mr Adams is available for parents on the designated Parent Partnership evenings and will be available when individual appointments are required. Please call or contact the college to arrange this using the following : tadams@brixhamcollege.co.uk or 01803 858271.

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