A well balanced curriculum

At Progress Schools we understand that the same model doesn’t suit all and we take time to get to know each of our students and tailor lessons and qualifications to student interests, aspirations and progression goals. Progress Schools aim to create flexible curricula that inspire and motivate students whilst equipping them with a variety of skills and knowledge that they can take with them and apply to everyday situations. 

 

All full time students at Progress Schools will study the following;

Maths

Functional Skills and iGCSE specifications are available. Year 11 students will work towards iGCSE qualification as long as they are enrolled at Progress Schools before the end of October of their final year.  Functional Skills qualifications will be achieved in years 9 and 10 to enable students to gain staggered qualifications and build their confidence in examination situations.

English

Functional Skills and iGCSE specifications are available. Year 11 students will work towards iGCSE qualification as long as they are enrolled at Progress Schools before the end of October of their final year. Functional Skills qualifications will be achieved in years 9 and 10 to enable students to gain staggered qualifications and build their confidence in examination situations.

ICT

Functional Skills ICT covers a variety of skills utilising computer based programmes including Power Point, Excel, Word and Emails. Everything a student needs to be computer literate when progressing on to Further Education or Training. ICT Functional Skills is available at 5 levels dependent on the students’ needs/experience.

Science

Delivered as a vocational BTEC in applied Science, students can explore scientific units that impact them such as the environment. Science is assessed as a portfolio rather than by examination enabling students to pass units whilst completing experiments. Science is available as an Award, Certificate or Diploma.

Vocational BTEC

Each of our schools offers a variety of vocational subjects that reflect the needs of the local area and student interests. This is assessed via a portfolio and is available as an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Vocational subjects may include; Sport and Active Leisure, Health and Social Care and Retail. Please see each school for a full list of vocational subjects on offer.

Social, Moral Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC)

SMSC is a non-accredited subject that allows students to explore a variety of topics including online exploitation and online safety, politics, history, geography and charitable contributions. This subject promotes British Values and enables students to explore their local area as well as places farther afield.

Employability Skills / Careers

Students are able to explore the skills required to be successful in their progression after school. This can cover topics such as working in a team and managing money. Employability skills are delivered as non-accredited and accredited lessons in the form of a BTEC qualification.

Personal Health and Nutrition

At Progress Schools we know how important a healthy start to the day is. We start every day with group breakfast and discussions about lifestyle, the world and any current affairs that may be of interest.

Other subjects Progress Schools deliver can include:

  • Enrichment – a variety of activities that can enrich a student’s life. This could include sewing, outdoor education and guest speakers from a variety of companies.
  • Cooking
  • Health and Fitness
  • Safer Road Skills and Attributes – available as an accredited qualification for those that excel
  • Art and Design – available as an accredited qualification for those that excel

For gifted and talented students, Progress Schools are also able to ‘buy in’ specific subjects such as languages.