At Immanuel College we pride ourselves on our innovative curriculum. Of course our curriculum is designed to adhere to statutory requirements to ensure students develop the necessary skills and knowledge for the work place. As well as this, within our Christian ethos, we endeavor to widen horizons, raise aspirations and develop self-esteem. Students leaving Immanuel College are well equipped to take their place in society as caring, interesting and interested young people. At Immanuel College we provide a curriculum that meets the needs of all our students, creating opportunities and allowing for breadth of study.
Key Stage 3 – Years 7-9
At Key Stage 3 all students access National Curriculum programmes of study in the core subjects:
In addition they study Design & Technology, French, PE, Art, Drama, Music, Geography, History, PSHCE and RE. Students in Year 7 also follow a SEBS (Social, Emotional and Behaviour Skills) and Learning to Learn programme to help them develop life skills. In Years 8 and 9 some students embark on early entry GCSE examinations where appropriate. At Key Stage 3 Enterprise Education also plays a key role.
Key Stage 4 – Years 10-11
All students at Immanuel College follow courses in English, Maths, Science, Physical Education, Religious Education, Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE). Our young people will be entering a work place where different and varied skills are required. It is our responsibility to ensure that they are well equipped to meet the future. In order to meet these challenges we have devised a variety of pathways which students will follow at Key Stage 4. Each pathway is designed to support the learning of students who have different skills and aptitudes. Some students will follow a vocational pathway which will include one BTEC or National Diploma related to the world of work alongside a GCSE. The following BTECs are offered:
Business Studies Health & Social Care Early Years Horticulture
Art and Design Performing Arts Diploma in ICT Sport
Fish Husbandry Science Construction
Students who have a particular interest in or aptitude for Science may follow a course that includes three separate Sciences, whilst other students may opt for a more traditional course including three GCSE options.
A bespoke curriculum may also be designed for individual students where this is more appropriate to their needs.
Key Stage 5 – Post 16
We anticipate that the majority of our students will progress to Post 16 study and provide suitable courses according to individual needs. These include a range of level 2 and level 3 BTECs and AS levels. Some students choose to combine the BTEC and AS courses. A wide variety of subjects are offered allowing progression from those studied at GCSE, alongside subjects that are new to students. Students may also access courses at other schools in the Confederation. Courses available currently are:
BTEC Public Services (level 2) Travel and Tourism (level 2) ICT
Business Studies Go Live (level 2) Forensic Science
AS/A2 Technology Philosophy, Ethics & Religion Physics
Music PE Mathematics
Art Chemistry Media
History Law Performing Arts
Sociology English Lit Biology