Our Curriculum

Our approach to the curriculum combines a blend of academic, vocational and work-related qualifications, experiences and opportunities  to maximise the students’ successes and preparation for both further study and employment.

2019/20 Courses

Key Stage 4 Programmes of Study
AQA GCSE English Language AQA
AQA GCSE English Literature AQA
Edexcel GCSE Mathematics
Edexcel GCSE Combined Science
Edexcel GCSE Triple Science
Pearson BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Enterprise
Pearson BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology
Pearson BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Sport and Fitness
Pearson BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production
Pearson BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care
OCR GCSE Art
AQA GCSE RE
Independent study for GCSE, AS and/or A Level Languages
Key Stage 5 Programmes of Study
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education

To find out more about the curriculum at Waverley Studio College, please contact us at Waverley Studio College, 470 Belchers Lane, Birmingham B9 5SX Telephone: (0121) 566 6622 Email: enquiry@waverleystudiocollege.co.uk John Anderson KS4 and Pam Gohir KS5.

Curriculum Intent

Context:
Waverley Studio College provides education for students between 14 and 19. The focus of the college is to prepare our learners for the world-of-work. Our specialisms are in health and enterprise. In order to achieve these areas, it is essential that we have a well-considered curriculum intent that supports all individuals in fulfilling their potential.
Vision of the Waverley Education Foundation:
• Our vision for our Academies ensures their environment allows all learners to flourish by encouraging mutual respect
• Everyone will realise and achieve their potential
• We are the centre of the community and have the responsibility for its learning
• We will develop opportunities that will provide for the social and economic well-being of our community
• We value the diversity of our community, the wider world, and respect the individuality of everyone.
• We will ensure everyone in our school community has an understanding of human values and attitudes, past and present. This will include how society is organised and develops
• Pupils will be empowered to succeed within a British and Global society that will equip them to be the citizens of tomorrow, anytime anywhere and any place
Curriculum intent:
‘Curriculum’ is broadly defined as the ‘totality of pupil experiences that occur in the educational process’.
The intent of our curriculum is in-line with our Trust vision statement. We only have one intent statement as we believe the journey for our students begins Year 10 and for an increasing number to Year 13:
• To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is accessible to all students.
• To allow opportunity to specialise their learning and development following subject that are well matched to student ambitions during the final years of their education.
• To ensure all students develop a high level of literacy and numeracy required for success in adult life.
• To broaden students’ horizons through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities.
• To develop students personal and social education and awareness
• To promote health and wellbeing for all students
• To promote British values to enable them to become effective and successful members of society
• To ensure that all students understand how to stay safe in all aspects of their lives.
• To develop our core values of humanity, equality, aspiration and respect that will help students to overcome the challenges they are likely to encounter in adult life.
• To provide an appropriate range of opportunities and experiences to allow students to succeed in the next stage in their education, training or employment.
• To provide opportunities for all students to benefit from careers advice and guidance to allow them to be aspirational for their futures and in possession of the key information required to enter their chosen profession.
• To provide exciting opportunities to learn beyond the classroom through our extra-curricular offer, trip and visits.
Key Stage 4 enabled our students to explore a range of subjects, from which they are encouraged to study a curriculum focussed on progression into education, employment or training. We promote the balance of an academic with vocational curriculum. All students are supported to achieve the very best that they can achieve.
Students who join our Sixth Form benefit from a well-constructed specialist curriculum offer that is matched to local demands and our specialist. Students are fully supported in progressing to next phase of education and the uptake of university places is strong. We believe this is a strong measure of our success.

Links to Homework and Online Learning

Home Learning – Chatterpack

WSC Online Learning