Special Events/Announcements

KS4

GCSE and Functional Skills

English and Mathematics will either be offered as GCSE subjects or through Functional Skills qualifications. The GCSEs are academically challenging, and while it is our aspiration that students work towards them,some students  will not be ready.  The Functional Skills route offers an opportunity for the students to have their skills recognised and certified at their level .  Further down the line, higher-level qualifications could be taken and these will enable a fluent transition to colleges offering similar qualifications.

Entry Level in Science will be started in Year 9, with transition to GCSE sciences in Years 10 and 11.

Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy will be integrated as far as possible into the lessons, with 1:1 sessions occurring depending on individual needs.  This approach will create meaningful learning opportunities and enable skills to be developed in context.

Access Arrangements

As a specialist school, we recognise that many students will find national examinations challenging to access.  Within the school, staff are trained to apply for access arrangements for individual students.  This will vary depending upon the needs of the individual and should enable the examinations to be completed with some of the additional anxiety removed.

 

Pastoral Care

Tutor Groups

KS4 will continue to be registered within a tutor group and their form tutor will offer pastoral support.  This will include helping them manage their new timetables, taking appropriate work and resources to lessons and acting as a liaison between home and school.

Personal Tutors

In addition to the form tutor, Year 10 and Year 11 students will have a personal tutor who will help them organise and complete their academic work.  Primarily this will take place from 3.30pm - 4.30pm on Monday-Thursday in the extended school day. This valuable time will allow students to clarify the work which needs to be completed, prioritise by deadline and complete some activities with support.  Within these sessions, study skills will be developed across all subjects.

 

Key Stage 4 at Fairley House

Welcome to KS4 at Fairley House

We are very excited to be offering Key Stage 4. This enables the school to offer specialist support to students all the way until the end of Year 11.  This is particularly beneficial for those finding transition challenging who will continue to benefit from specialist teaching and therapy.  We will have a strong focus on the core subjects of English and Mathematics, allowing additional time to cover these areas.  The core subjects will be balanced with a variety of other subjects which will vary from year to year depending upon interest and demand.


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For students who will continue to benefit from the specialist teaching and supportive environment of Fairley House in Year 10 we offer:

 

 

 

 

Subject

Level

Syllabus

Hours

English Language

GCSE

Entry Level Certificate

AQA

AQA Step-Up

5.5

Mathematics

GCSE

Entry Level Certificate

AQA

AQA

5

Science (Core B)

GCSE

Entry Level

OCR

OCR

3.5

Geography

GCSE

AQA

2.5

Citizenship

GCSE Short Course

AQA

1.5

Media

Cambridge Nationals

OCR

3

ICT

ECDL

BCS

1

PE

No Examination

 

 

 

 

Option

 

 

 

 

Subject

Level

Syllabus

Hours

ICT

Cambridge Nationals

OCR

3

Art and Design

V Cert

NCFE

3

 

 

 

 

From September 2016 in Year 10 we will be offering*:

Subject

Level

Syllabus

Hours

English Language

GCSE

Functional Skills

AQA

Pearson

5

Mathematics

GCSE

Entry Level

AQA

AQA

5

Science (Core B)

 

Science (Additional B)

GCSE

Entry Level

GCSE

OCR

OCR

OCR

4.5

Geography

GCSE

AQA

2.5

Citizenship

GCSE Short Course

AQA

1.5

ICT

GCSE Short Course

 

1.5

PE

No Examination

 

 

 

Options

Subject Option A

Level

Syllabus

Hours

History

GCSE

AQA

3

Art and Design

BTEC

Pearson

3

 

Subject Option B

Level

Syllabus

Hours

ICT and

Citizenship

GCSE

GCSE

AQA

AQA

2

Media

BTEC

Pearson

3

 

*Please note that some of these courses began in September 2015 in Year 9

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