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National Curriculum Key Stage 3 and 4

Key Stage 3:

At Swanwick School and Sports College the curriculum is tailored to suit each individual young person’s needs.

We have high expectations of all our young people at SSSC. All students enjoy their school lives, achieve great things and Exceed expectations both academically and vocationally.

During KS3 we follow the National Curriculum structure using a curriculum to allow each student to thrive in a safe and secure environment, enabling the students to fulfil their full potential. This is achieved through a varied and diverse curriculum designed to develop student’s knowledge and confidence.

Core lessons are streamed academically and we also offer vocational subjects where each student feels safe and secure. Cross-curricular methods are used throughout our school especially in our Foundation subjects. Art, Media, Food Technology and Drama are delivered through a thematic approach ensuring current Global issues are explored.

Students at SSSC are proud to attend our school and have a clear understanding of the opportunities available to them whether it being part of our sports teams, skiing in France or taking part in whole school productions and gymnastic/dance displays.

Our Outstanding curriculum allows opportunities for their future and helps create successful, independent, unique young people. This curriculum is regularly adapted to the needs of each child enabling them to be continually challenged.

Key Stage 4:

During KS4 all students have the opportunity to select their own Vocational Options. SSSC offer over 50 separate Aim Awards that range from Entry Level 3 to Level 1. Art, Construction, Animal care, Hairdressing, Food Technology, Horticulture and Health and Beauty are a selection of the courses available at varying levels dependent on the individual student. SSSC are currently one of the lead establishments in the East Midlands for Aim Awards and have 100% success rate.

For the young people who excel academically GCSE English, Science, Maths, History and Art are available. There is also a large selection of Physical Education courses such as Entry Level OCR PE, Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies and Sports/Dance Leaders qualification.
We also offer the Princes Trust qualification through our KS4 Life Skills curriculum; this encourages and promotes students independent living skills. Other qualifications offered include OCR Entry Level in English, Maths, RE, ICT, Geography, History and Science and Functional Skills Entry Level 1 through to Level 1 in English, Maths and ICT.

Our Outstanding curriculum allows opportunities for their future and helps create successful, independent and unique young people. The curriculum is tailored to each child’s expertise/interest in preparation for life when they leave our school.