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New College Leicester Curriculum

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Key Stage 3 Curriculum

At New College Leicester, all students study the following subjects, as identified below:

Subject Year 7 Year 8
English
Mathematics
Science
PE
Art
Computing
Drama
Design and Technology
French or Literacy *
Humanities: History, Geography, Citizenship and Religious Education
Music
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

* depending on need.

Details on what is included in each subject can be found by following the subject links.

Homework Timetable

At New College Leicester our teachers give regular homework to our students to further enhance their progress. Please click on the relevant year below to see the homework timetable for that year group:

Year 7

Year 8

 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

In Key Stage 4, students will study a mix of core and optional subjects, the majority of which lead to a GCSE or equivalent qualification.

The core subjects which all students are expected to study are:

Optional Subjects:

GCSE or equivalent are currently offered in:

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Humanities Languages The Arts Design & Technology Other
Geography French Drama Food Technology Business Studies
History Polish* Fine Art Product Design Computer Science
Religious Education Russian* Music Textiles Technology Hair & Beauty
Health & Social Care
Media Studies
Sport

Other qualifications offered in:

* GCSE’s in additional languages e.g. Italian, Dutch can be taken by students for whom this is their first language.

Homework Timetable

At New College Leicester our teachers give regular homework to our students to further enhance their progress. Please click on the relevant year below to see the homework timetable for that year group:

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

 

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

The Key Stage 5 curriculum at New College Leicester is made up of several parts and students will be expected to undertake further qualifications and enrichment activities, alongside their chosen pathway, in order to meet the requirements of a full time course.

  1. Chosen study pathway: BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate; BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (2 A Level equivalent); OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma; City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma or City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate. (Approximately 19 guided learning hours per fortnight.).
  2. Financial Qualification: All Level 3 students will enrich their study by undertaking the IFS Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies. (10 guided learning hours per fortnight.)
  3. Extended Project: All students are given the opportunity to gain an additional AS Level qualification. Undertaken in one academic year, two guided learning hours per fortnight plus a further 4 independent learning hours are required to achieve this qualification.
  4. Independent study time: Students have access to resources to research and deepen their understanding and to complete work set.
  5. Tutorial Time: Individual time with a tutor.
  6. National Citizenship Service (NCS): Undertaken in the first two weeks of Y12. This project builds many of the skills the students will need to be a successful P16 learner.
  7. PSHEE: SMSC and Health Studies continue into P16 and will be delivered by a tutor.
  8. Work Experience: All students will be expected to enrich their studies through work experience in a sector relevant to their chosen study pathway. They will have the opportunity to arrange their own placements or be supported to do so.
  9. Level 2 English and Maths: All students who do not already hold a 4+ GCSE pass in English Language or mathematics are required to follow either a resit GCSE programme or an alternative programme in order to progress their learning in these areas.

Level 3 on offer for 2017 – 2018 include:

BTEC:

  • Business
  • Health and Social Care
  • Information Technology

From September 2018 onwards the pathways on offer will be as follows:

Pathway 1: City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Healthcare, Care and Childcare
Pathway 2: Pearson BTEC Level 2 Business and/or ICT
Pathway 3: City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate for Cutting and Styling Services/City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing
Pathway 4: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Pathway 5: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business Information Systems
Pathway 6: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care
Pathway 7: OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

All offered courses are dependent on student uptake and resources available.

 

Homework Timetable

At New College Leicester our teachers give regular homework to our students to further enhance their progress. Please click on the link below to see the homework timetable for Post 16:

Post 16

 

Select any of the subject headings below to find out more about what is taught:

English Expressive Arts/Design and Technology
Humanities Languages
Computer Science and Business Studies Inclusion
Mathematics Physical Education
Science Vocational Education
Careers Advice and Guidance PSHEE Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Some of these subjects you will be able to follow through to Post-16.
 

Homework Timetable

At New College Leicester our teachers give regular homework to our students to further enhance their education: Homework Timetable 2017-2018

 

British Values at New College Leicester

British values at New College Leicester are based on our college values: British Values

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