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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 Year 9
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

Year 9

 

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 Fine Art Hospitality Business Studies
History Polish* Music Product Design Computer Science
Religious Education Russian* Performing Arts Textiles Technology Hair & Beauty
Health & Social Care
Media Studies
Photography
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 10

Year 11

 

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

The curriculum at Key Stage 5 is designed to ensure progression from Year 11 to further education, training or employment. There will be a range of courses offered, up to and including Level 3 qualifications. Prior to choosing their options, all Year 11 students will undertake a specially designed guidance programme, which will include taster sessions, parents’ and information evenings, as well as individual interviews with businesses and the 6th form pastoral team.

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 Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Assistant); City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate for Cutting and Styling Services; Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Information Technology and Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship; Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care and Extended Project Qualification.
  2. Extended Project: Students are given the opportunity to gain the Extended Project Qualification.
  3. Independent study time: Students have access to resources to research and deepen their understanding and to complete work set. Post-16 students have access to ICT facilities in their common room.
  4. Tutorial Time: Individual time with a tutor.
  5. National Citizenship Service (NCS): This is undertaken in the first two weeks of Year 12. This project builds many of the skills the students will need to be a successful P16 learner.
  6. PSHEE: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education continues into Post-16 and is delivered by the tutor team.
  7. Careers support: All students in Key Stage 5 will receive careers education, information, advice and guidance.
  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.

From September 2019 onwards the pathways on offer will be as follows:

Pathway 1: BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Assistant).
Pathway 2: City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate for Cutting and Styling Services.
Pathway 3: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Information Technology and Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
Pathway 4: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care and Extended Project Qualification.

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 2019-2020

Extra-curricular opportunities

Extra-curricular opportunities – All the extra-curricular activities from all departments for autumn term 1.

Strategies

New College Leicester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

New College Leicester Arts & Culture Strategy

New College Leicester Arts & Culture Strategy Terms of Reference

New College Leicester Sport and Physical Activity Strategy

 

British Values at New College Leicester

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

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