Our curriculum is designed to help pupils succeed and prepare for their next steps into further and higher education and employment.
In line with statutory requirements, pupils will study a broad Key Stage 4 curriculum, including 3 academic qualifications (English, Maths and Science GCSEs) plus core P.E. and P.S.H.E. (unexamined), and 6 further GCSE options of which up to 3 must be technical qualifications. In each technical qualification pupils will gain a depth of knowledge, skill and expertise, whilst gaining a GCSE for each qualification. The specialised qualifications will include more practical learning, projects, visits and work placements to gain a better understanding of the chosen subject. Lessons will be exciting and hands-on. Up to 9 GCSEs will be completed in total.
- Animal Care (Technical) – designed to provide pupils with the essential skills necessary to progress in a career working with animals. Pupils will gain valuable experience working within our animal unit and will learn animal health and welfare, husbandry and conservation.
- Business Studies
- Childcare and Development (Technical) – designed to inspire those interested in a career in an early years setting. You will cover the key aspects of child development, with both theoretical and practical study.
- Computer Science
- Computing (Technical) – this covers the online world, technology systems, event driven programming, website production and computer networks, and is the perfect introduction if you are interested in a career in computing.
- Creative Arts (Technical) – this allows you to explore a variety of traditional and new art processes, studying mediums including drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, fashion, textiles and 3D design.
- Digital Media (Technical) – this focuses on creativity, problem solving and production skills, utilising cutting-edge resources for game design, digital graphics and filmmaking.
- Health and Social Care (Technical) – this will help you prepare for a career in nursing, occupational therapy and midwifery. You will learn various skills, such as good practice in health and social care, promoting health and wellbeing and many more.
- Hospitality (Technical) – this covers the products and services that are offered and the essential processes involved in operating a hospitality business. You will learn a variety of skills that are essential to the local hospitality job market.
- Photography (Technical) – you will engage in still and moving image using traditional and new technologies. You will study subject matter personal to you and have the opportunity to work with a range of genres and styles.
- Engineering (Technical) – you will gain knowledge and understanding of a broad range of engineering competencies. The course covers the intermediate knowledge, understanding and skills that are required by someone working in the engineering industry. It takes a hands-on approach to intermediate engineering training, which will provide you with access to the new Hi Tech & Digital Centre engineering workshops.
- Games Development (Technical) – this course will help you understand games production processes and technologies within gaming development. This leads to practical and creative skills that transfer into the workplace within the gaming industry. Access to the new Hi Tech & Digital Centre will allow you to use a range of technical equipment within gaming.
- Sport and Adventure (Technical) – you will learn the introductory skills to start a career in the sport or adventure industry or progress within employment in the sector. This qualification can also prepare you for higher or further education and gives a good introduction to the sport vocation. You will have access to all the college sport and adventure facilities including the South Devon College Sports Centre.