Year 14

YEAR 14 MATRIX

 

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Summer

 

English

The aim of the Programme of Study is to continue to recognise the need for recovery work, this year focusing on social communication skills, understanding of relationships and life beyond school, including the world of work. In addition, work will target building confidence writing for a range of purposes including making links between the notion of the writer and their audience.  Through engaging with a wide range of texts, students will explore character, plot, key events and themes related to traditional and modern fairy stories and folk tales.  They will engage with appropriate PSHE issues linked to a range of relationships including an understanding of ‘real’ and ‘fantasy’.   Students will also engage with the changing nature of roles in society associated with gender at an appropriate level. Students' work will be accredited through the AQA Unit Award Scheme; units have been written to provide opportunities for students to develop their Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening & Communication skills towards their next step exam. Units are available at Level 1, Entry Level and Pre-Entry Level.  Each group will engage with a range of texts most appropriate for them in terms of engagement and theme.  

In addition, students will build skills, confidence and independence applying gained knowledge to examination units. At Entry Level, Step Up To English units selected this year are Component 1: Leisure and Next Steps + Component 2:  Myths & Legends. The number of units completed by each group will vary depending on how near their next step qualification the students are. Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 students will be engaging with examination Reading and Writing past papers and using Fairytales Reloaded as a stimulus to complete the Speaking, Listening & Communication component of their examination work

Cycle 3 - We will be studying themes around The Island.    We are currently in Cycle 3 (2022/23).

Responding to the theme ‘The Island’ – [Cycle 3]

The aim of the Programme of Study in Key Stage 5 is to continue to recognise the need for recovery, this year focusing on building confidence applying core literacy skills to a range of different tasks with greater consistency and independence whilst developing engagement and curiosity to learn.  This is Year 3 of the recovery programme we have been running for our KS5 students. Social communication skills will also continue to be a focus; this project provides a wide range of opportunities for paired, small group and whole group challenges.  We are seeking to build confidence working independently with peers, solving problems related to the real-world and building transferable life skills linked to life beyond school and the World of Work.  PSHCE and cross-curricular learning opportunities will continue to be taken to support recovery and greater understanding of themselves and others, this work to include developing their ability to predict and risk assess in a range of situations.  In addition, the units will provide extended learning opportunities to engage with current issues such as climate change and conservation as well as nurture their creative thinking and ability to imagine and tell a story.  Student work will be accredited through the AQA Unit Award Scheme at the appropriate level.  

In addition, students will build skills, confidence and independence applying gained knowledge to examination units. At Entry Level, Step Up To English units selected this year are Component 1: Holiday and Component 2:  Exploring. The number of units completed by each group will vary depending on how near their next step qualification the students are. Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 students will be engaging with examination Reading and Writing past papers and using ‘The Island’ as a stimulus to complete the Speaking, Listening & Communication component of their examination work.

 

ENG Cycle 1 P2 KS5 SoW FCS Heroes & Superheroes

ENG Cycle 1 P2+ KS5 SoW FCS Heroes & Superheroes

ENG Cycle 1 P3 KS5 SoW FCS Heroes & Superheroes

ENG Cycle 2 P2 KS5 SoW FCS Fairytales Reloaded PreEntry + S1

ENG Cycle 2 P2+ KS5 SoW FCS Fairytales Reloaded Entry S2 + G

ENG Cycle 2 P3 KS5 SoW FCS Fairytales Reloaded Level 1+

ENG Cycle 3 P2 KS5 SoW FCS The Island ELC PreEntry + S1

ENG Cycle 3 P2+ KS5 SoW FCS The Island ELC S2+G

ENG Cycle 3 P3 KS5 SoW FCS The Island Level 1+

Maths

Pupils are grouped in classes based on age, ability and previous accreditations achieved. Work is differentiated for pupils and they are encouraged to work as independently as possible. Learning within maths utilises spiral learning, so key concepts and skills are retaught each time to counter regression and then to increase difficulty. Pupils are given the opportunity to generalise the learning outside of the classroom and apply these to real life situations outside of Meadow. Pupils will only be entered into an exam if deemed suitable and appropriate by the Maths Faculty Leader and Class Teacher.

GCSE (WJEC) Foundation (accredited)

Edexcel Functional Skills Level 1 (accredited)

Life Skills 1 Year SOW

Consolidation Learning 2 Year Cycle 

AQA Entry Level 2 (2 years - accredited)

AQA Entry Level 3 (2 years - accredited)

Everyday Maths 2 Year Cycle

 

Maths curriculum matrix

Maths KS4_5 cover page Entry Levels 

Maths KS5 Consolidation Entry Level Cover Pages

Maths KS5 Everyday Maths Cover Pages

Maths KS5 Lifeskills SOW cover sheet

Maths Level 1 Functional Skills Cover Pages

PSHCE / RSE / British Values

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

 

Vocational Pathways / Work Experience

 

Meadow High school offers a wide range of Vocational Pathways to Sixth form pupils so that they can learn and develop essential employability skills for their increased independence. All these pathways are run under close supervision and guidance of our experienced staff.  Year 14 students participate in various Vocational Pathways one a day a week. Some of the pathways are off-site. Pupils attend various Vocational Pathways on a rotational system. Each Pathway lasts 1 half term and students get the opportunity to trial several vocational experiences. When a student is ready to extend their experience, they have the opportunity to complete various work placements off site - for a minimum of one day a week. The pathways we offer are:

Onsite Work Experience - Teaching Assistant

Onsite Work Experience - Site Team

Onsite Work Experience - Cleaner

Onsite Work Experience - Car Wash

Onsite Work Experience - Tuck Shop

Onsite Work Experience - Charity Shop

Food Bank, Coop - Retail

Self Study Time

Farm - Animal Care and Horticulture

Team Enterprise - Arts & Crafts

LIfeskills 

Within the Life Skills curriculum, 6th Form students are given the opportunity to explore 6 different subject areas to further enhance their independence skills and in preparation of their future career choices. The 6 areas and their aims are:  

  • Travel training: to develop confidence in crossing roads safely and using public transport and to gain awareness of safety when travelling on foot, bus or train.    
  • Personal Safety: to know how to manage emergencies, understand how to keep their home safe and how to feel safe and confident when out in public and equally when at home.
  • World of Work: to know how to behave in an interview situation and when in the workplace acquire skills and knowledge of  interview responses and appropriate conversations when at work, to gain skills required to work in customer service. 
  • Home Management: to know how to maintain cleanness in their home, to learn how to set up their own home, to understand how to manage household expenses
  • Childcare: to develop awareness of caring for babies and young children, to understand the level of responsibility required to supervise care and to know what milestones to expect in child development
  • Adultcare: to understand  what is required to support the elderly or vulnerable adults, to know the health needs to be aware of when working with the elderly. 

Road Safety:

AQA Preparing Information for a Day in London
72255

Personal Care:

AQA General Home Maintenance 71437 

World of Work:

-Applying for a Job

-Exploring Job Opportunities   

-Rights & Responsibilities at Work                           

-Health & Safety in the Workplace

Home Management: 

AQA Setting up Home Costs
70315

Childcare:

AQA Care of the Newborn  |
80617

Adult Care:

AQA Dementia Awareness 111681

Computing

Subject Area: Employability in ICT

Project Titles: Emails/passwords, effective searching, Excel - editing and formatting techniques

The main aim of this unit is to expose students to developing skills in ICT that can prepare them for employability in their use of electronic technology.

Students will work through the unit completing focused activities in groups and independently to: Learn how to create a Gmail account; send, receive, reply and forward a message; create a new contact and a contact list; and open, save and send an attachment. Identify the characteristics of strong passwords. During this unit, students will learn how to search effectively for information using search engines, applying search terms, and how to assess the suitability of search results. Students will also work towards gaining an understanding in using spreadsheets, inputting data and writing formulas to calculate the totals.

PE

This option is for Students who have an interest in participating in sport/leisure activities.

Students who choose this option follow a programme of study that allows students to participate in a number of Leisure activities. 

Activities  range from leisure activities such as Golf and Volleyball to Badminton and fitness. Students may also be able to make suggestions for activities to participate in. Activities will take place off site as much as possible.

•Non accredited course.

•One double lesson per week.

•No theory, all practical lessons

Moving On

on carousel with BCA and Innov8

When learning about Moving On, students will increase their understanding of the different options available to them when they leave school. They will become more confident and prepared for life after school as they will gain the knowledge and skills required to make informed choices about their life. The overall intention is that students become as independent as possible when looking after themselves, their home and make informed choices about their life and know how and where to seek support when required.

BCA College Placement

BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) offers a rotational course for  year 14 students to support their transition onwards from Meadow. They are supported by Meadow staff and transition termly to innov8 where they will take part in the following

Preparing food for and feeding animals

Caring for animals

Supporting agriculture tasks

Taking part in a host of environmentally friendly activities

Innov8, Home Management, College Placement

Innov8 offer a rotational home management course for year 14 students to support their transition onwards from Meadow. They are supported by Meadow staff and transition termly to innov8 where they will take part in the following home management skills:

Changing a fuse in a plug socket

Identifying hazards

Repairing damages

Creating bespoke items eg planters / bird boxes

Students gain skills and confidence through transitioning to a different setting and responding to different staff members, preparing them for life after Meadow.

 

Art

Double Options

Course Title: Art for Pleasure - Enrichment 

Exam board: This is a 1 year course with a non accreditation focus. 

Creative Media and Performance Arts- Art and Design WJEC or AQA unit Entry Level Art Awards are also offered, if taken over a 2 year cycle and if pupils meet the Submission requirements. The qualification is nationally recognised and is 100% coursework.

A 2 year cycle the course covers the following disciplines:                            

Painting and Drawing

Product Design

Learning about professional practice in Arts disciplines  

Photographic Research, Filming and  ICT.        

Exploring and  making a range of 2D and 3D outcomes, including craft products using new and recycled materials 

Course Title: Entry Pathways - Options Standard Accredited studying Creative Media and Performance Arts- Art and Design . 

Exam board: WJEC. The qualification is nationally recognised and is 100% coursework.

Over the two year cycle the course covers the following disciplines:                            

Painting and Drawing

Printmaking  

3D making 

Photographic Research, Filming and  ICT.     

Artist research, Art movements and styles       

 

Course Title: Art and Design - GCSE and AS Level

Exam board: WJEC

Depending on ability students will follow one of the following courses:

a) 2 year GCSE course – This course allows pupils to pick up the skills needed to sit the exam at a more leisurely pace. (If pupils later decide the GCSE Exam is not for them they can still enter their work for Entry Level Pathway instead.)

b) 2 Year Combination course-Studying GCSE in year 1 and AS Level in Year 2 or an additional 3rd year (The full A Level course is offered to students in exceptional circumstances).

Fine Art-GCSE Art and Design | Eduqas

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/art-and-design-gcse/#tab_overview

Fine Art- AS Level 

A Level Art and Design | Eduqas

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/art-and-design-as-a-level/#tab_overview

Construction

Double Options

Btec Level 1 Construction

The course is designed to give students the knowledge required to carry out various construction trade related tasks. The main areas covered by the course are-

●       Plumbing

●       Bricklaying

●       Carpentry

●       Painting and Decorating

Students have the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience and skills in a realistic learning environment through various practical tasks and assessments. The students will also learn about the structure of the construction industry, health and safety and sustainability

Science

Double Options

Option 1: GCSE Biology  - This GCSE is for students that enjoy science and have an inquisitive mind with a keen interest in Biology. 

Units covered:

1. Cell biology

2. Organisation

3. Infection and response

4. Bioenergetics

5. Homeostasis and response

6. Inheritance, variation and evolution

7. Ecology

8. Key ideas

Option 2: Science Enrichment  - This is an non accredited course based on the GCSE Biology framework. This course is for students that would like to explore and expand their knowledge in Biology in a practical way.

Catering

Double Options

The key learning intention is to provide learning opportunities that reflect the catering/working environment as much as possible and enable the learners to raise their awareness of the working world and understand job roles within the catering and hospitality industry as well as develop their cooking and customer service skills. Alongside practical skills, learners should work towards their Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate at Level 1or 2.

 

Hairdressing

Single Option

Course Title: Hairdressing (accredited where appropriate)

The Hairdressing department at Meadow High School focuses on our learners developing skills and knowledge in a practical skill set. This therefore supports their ability to encounter real life situations and to work in a realistic working environment. This course has been created to provide experience to widen basic industry skills, with a focus on communication and client care. This is a bespoke course that develops the pupils’ learning and personal growth in a nurturing and supportive environment. Learners develop excellent communication skills, build practical skills in a multiple sector environment and help them prepare for progression and employment within the hair and beauty sector. These skills can lead to a successful career in the hairdressing industry.

The hairdressing lessons involve interacting with a variety of clients who each have their own likes and dislikes, and an important part of the hairdresser's job is to actively listen to and communicate with each client both verbally and non-verbally. This course applies to those who have a keen interest in working within the hair and beauty industry.

Horticulture

Single Option

Course Title: Horticulture 

Our vision is for horticulture to inspire our pupils and encourage them to be inquisitive about the world. Working outdoors on the school allotment nurtures our students’ innate curiosity and enables them to develop a range of skills that are useful across their learning both now and in their future lives. We offer:

Level 1 Award in practical Horticulture that include: 

Unit 102: Plant container grown subjects- 3 credits- Mandatory unit

Unit 108:  Plant flower bulbs for naturalisation or bedding- 2 credits

Unit 123: Sow seed indoors in containers- 2 credits

History

 

Course Title: AQA Unit Award- HISTORY

Exam board: AQA

Course overview: 

Students choosing history should have an interest in the past and enthusiasm for the subject. We will focus on analysing key historical events and developments to better understand the modern world. History develops many skills such as independent and analytical thinking, working with evidence and understanding events from the point of view of others. History reinforces and aids other subjects, especially English.

You will learn anything from the below units:

●    Black History  

●   Second World War             

●   Hitler and the Nazi Party      

●    First World War                 

●   Women’s History  

Media

Single Option

Course Title:  Media Studies Entry Level/Level 1

Exam board: AQA

Course description:

The courses available to Media Studies in Sixth Form for students will depend on the class group, the school time table and student ability.

Media Studies gives students the chance to develop a critical understanding of the role of the media in daily life. It encourages an understanding of how to use key media concepts when analysing and producing their own work. The qualification is nationally recognised and is 100% coursework

Resistant Materials

Single Option

Course Title: Resistant Materials Entry Level

Exam board: NCFE

Course overview:  

The courses available to Design and Technology Resistant Materials in sixth form for students will depend on the class group, the school time table and student ability.

How are units assessed?

Students will have the opportunity to attain qualification for NCFE and differing levels eg Entry Level 3 to Level 1 and 2 qualification. Design and Technology Resistant Materials in sixth form for students will depend on the class group, the school time table and student ability.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to art and design (which lends itself towards Resistant Material) that includes a vocational and project-based element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to progress to further study. 

PE (Leisure)

Single Option

This option is for Students who have an interest in participating in sport/leisure activities.

Students who choose this option follow a programme of study that allows students to participate in a number of Leisure activities.

Activities  range from leisure activities such as Golf and Volleyball to Badminton and fitness. Students may also be able to make suggestions for activities to participate in. Activities will take place off site as much as possible.

•Non accredited course.

One double lesson per week.

No theory, all practical lessons.

MFL

Single Option

Course Title:  Signalong for Learners 

Exam board: Signalong 

Course description

Students in Key Stage 4 + 5 have the opportunity to work towards a qualification that recognises their existing signing and communication knowledge as well as build on these important skills. They will be required to perform and recognise signs initially and then at Entry 3 perform, recognise and repair signs performed by others. At Level 1 students are required to develop a greater repertoire of signs linked to the Signalong Phase 1 manual as well as a greater understanding of core Signing skills and ‘Total Communication’, Level 2 is a further development of this work. Student work is accredited through Signalong at either Pre-Entry, Entry Levels 1 - 3 or Level 1 and Level 2.  The level of course would be matched to a students ability with a view to developing skills to allow them to progress through appropriate levels.

Sport Leadership

Single Option

In KeyStage 5 we offer pupils the chance to study Sports Leadership. It is a registered awarding organisation for sports leadership qualifications and awards,  with the vision “for every young person to realise their potential.” 

This course is aimed at pupils who have a particular interest in sport and may want to pursue careers within this subject area. The aim of this qualification is to provide basic skills and experiences in leadership that are taught in a sporting context in order to prepare learners to lead a simple sports activity for a small group.

The course last two years and pupils will work towards achieving; 

A learning to lead certificate

Level 1 Qualification

Level 2 Qualification

 

Enrichment

Enrichment runs Friday lesson 5 and 6 . During this time it allows students the opportunity to experience activities that are not usually available to them. It allows them to develop their own interests and hobbies that they can continue to access at home, in the community or as they move on to other settings. Our students will be mixing with peers outside of their tutor class and year groups so that they can make new friends and mix with a variety of students and different staff which will promote social skills, communication skills and coping with change. Most importantly, we are offering students a safe and secure environment to take on new opportunities with supportive staff relationships, so that they have the confidence to attempt new things