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The Key Stage 4 Study Programme is made up of 3 parts:

1. Strand

This is the specialist creative area you have chosen to study at the BRIT School.  5 hours a week is dedicated to Strand time and there are additional activities, rehearsals, workshops, events and performances that make up the unique BRIT educational experience.

 

2. Core Curriculum

The BRIT School is committed to providing a broad and balanced education that values the essential knowledge, skills and understanding within National Curriculum subjects.

 

Subject

Hours per week

English Language (1 GCSE) 

English Literature (1 GCSE)

4

Mathematics (1 GCSE)

4

Combined Science (2 GCSE’s or equivalent)

4

Personal Professional Development- PPD (not examined)

½

Personal Professional Development (PPD)

Course Description

All KS4 students will follow a weekly, 30 minutes, timetabled rolling programme of PPD; this is where students have the opportunity to consider and reflect upon their personal values, beliefs and attitudes; they are challenged to explore their morality, to develop their political ideas and to grow into responsible citizens. Throughout the two years, students will engage in relationships education, sexuality and gender identity education, drugs and alcohol education, safety education, mental health awareness, citizenship education, finance education and healthy life-styles education.  The will also experience a wide variety of assemblies including a Black History assembly and a LGBT assembly which celebrate our school ethos of tolerance and inclusion.  Student achievement is affirmed; work is celebrated in assemblies; we hold termly certificate assemblies noting excellence and progress including attendance and punctuality. 

The PPD Programme also supports professional development; tutors facilitate regular self-appraisal meetings where the onus is on students to take responsibility for their progress. Tutors also work closely with the Progressions Department to ensure students have successful work placements and support students in producing their portfolios.

Assessment - Non-Examined

 

English Up-Skiller

Course Description

It is recognised that GCSE English requires students to possess skills which will enable them to read fluently and write effectively with confidence and control in the use of Standard English. Some students require further intervention so that they will achieve good grades in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature, thereby closing the gap. To this end, specific student will undertake studies in spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as studies in how to write for chosen audiences using the correct register. Students will also engage in reading and writing activities related to media texts, e.g. advertisements, newspapers and magazines, websites, television and film. In this course students will also experience prose, drama and a selection of poems with an emphasis on enjoyment and the intention of fostering pleasure in reading. In this way students will recognise the impact which reading makes on her/his ability to make use of a widening vocabulary bank in writing or speaking.

Assessment  - This course supports the English Language and Literature GCSEs

 

Maths Up-Skiller

Course Description

The Maths Upskiller course is aimed at students who have previously struggled to reach the required levels in mathematics. Any student who thinks they are unlikely to achieve at least a level 4 in their GCSE would be advised to apply for a place on this course. The course will supplement students’ normal maths lessons and will provide an opportunity to revisit topics, to practise and to gain a deeper understanding of the work covered in the core curriculum.

Assessment  - This course supports the Mathematics GCSE

 

3. Options for 2018/2019

You must select 3 preferences of GCSEs/BTEC in each of the 3 Option Blocks to complete your study programme at the BRIT School.

We currently offer the following:

Block A

Block B

Block C

Subject

Subject

Subject

Drama

Art

Dance

Film

Film

Drama

Dance

French

Graphic Design

History

History

History

Graphic Design

Photography

Music

Music

Textiles

Sociology

Sociology

Sociology

Spanish

Spanish

English/Maths Upskiller

Triple Science

English/Maths Upskiller

 

English/Maths Upskiller

*Upskiller

The BRIT School is committed to enabling all students to succeed. The purpose of the Upskiller courses is to ensure students needing further provision and support are able to achieve the very best outcomes in GCSE English Literature, GCSE English Language and/or GCSE Maths. The Upskiller courses are instead of the Options courses in those Blocks and places are allocated based on our induction testing and prior attainment data.

Key Stage 4 Student Study Programme

The 3 parts make up the students whole Study Programme at The BRIT School:

Strand + Core Curriculum + Options

 = 26 hours per week

The hours for each block are as follows:

Option Block      

Hours per week in Year 10       

Hours per week in Year 11

A

2 ½

2 ½

B

2 ½

2 ½

C

2 ½

2 ½

The BRIT School

The BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology
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Croydon
CR0 2HN

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e-mail: info@brit.croydon.sch.uk

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