Caring for Children

Students taking the Caring for Children option have the opportunity to develop their understanding and knowledge of a variety of aspects in relation to caring for children of differing ages. Students complete a set of assignments that incorporate topics such as keeping children safe, physical activities for children and encouraging young children to eat a healthy diet. The topics covered are often interactive and include work with young children from outside the school.


In construction pupils will cover four units of work. The skills the pupils will acquire will enable them to put into good practice later on in life. Below are the units they will complete and a description of what skills they can acquire.

Creative Media

In Creative Media, pupils will have the chance to develop a range of topics including, animation, photography, audio and video production and advertising. Pupils will be given a range of technology to use in order to complete these tasks including video cameras, cameras, ipads and computers.  Pupils will learn to use a range of software to complete their tasks. There is also a focus on team work skills which will be needed in any workplace.

Fashion & Textiles

In Year 9, 10 & 11 pupils are given the option to complete an ABC Award in Fashion and Textiles. During this module pupils get the chance to practice their designing, printing, sewing and making skills.

Hair & Beauty

Students taking the Hair and Beauty option have the opportunity to develop their understanding and knowledge of the Hair and Beauty industry. Students complete a set of assignments relating to aspects of the industry that cover such topics as basic make up, hair styling and nail art.


Students taking the Hospitality option have the option to develop their understanding and knowledge of different aspects of the Hospitality industry. Students complete a set of assignments relating to customer satisfaction. Topics cover such areas as healthy eating, food service and food preparation.

Land Based Studies

Pupils will study 5 units of work based around Horticulture. This is a very practical based course and can lead to either a Level 1 or Entry level qualification. The unit focus on introducing pupils to the skills required for basic horticulture.

Life Skills

Students in Life Skills lessons are encouraged to develop their independence when completing tasks relating to the world outside of school. Students take part in practical workshops that mimic real life situations providing evidence in individual portfolio’s that can be taken with them and used as a handbook when they leave school.

Sport & Active Leisure

The BTEC Sport and Active Leisure module allows students who have an interest in sport and Physical Education to gain a qualification as well as broaden their subject knowledge.

The subject is assessed through assignments that require evidence of both practical and written work. Topics covered include health and fitness, working in the Leisure industry, improving sporting performance and how the body works.

Travel & Tourism

This module offers pupils to gain a BTEC level 1 certificate through completion of a set number of units.  Pupils encounter and significantly develop a number of skills within this course that are essential for future employment in the Travel and Tourism industry such as ICT, geographical skills, research, delivering presentations, and planning trips. Units are varied and engaging and most units include visits to local tourist attractions or places of employment that offer travel services.  This course is one year in length.


Students take part in Physical Education lessons for one double lesson per week. Currently Students have the opportunity to study BTEC Sport and Leisure in years 10 and 11.