Examinations

Summer 2020 GCSE Provisional Results Day

 

GCSE Provisional Results Day is Thursday 20th August 2020.

 

For the collection of the Provisional Statement of Results:

 

  • The Key Education Centre Havant will be open from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

  • The Key Education Centre Gosport will be open from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

In light of the current restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will putting control measures in place to ensure that all pupils and families can collect their results safely. Weather permitting, we ask that you queue at a distance of 1 metre (plus) from other families when awaiting your results, and avoid congregating in groups of over 6 people. We also request that you use the sanitiser provided before collecting your results. Alternative arrangements will be made in the event of poor weather.

 

If you cannot make it into the Centre on that day and you would like a parent/carer to collect your results then you will need to complete the slip attached to the personalised letter which will have been sent home. This slip must be brought to the Centre along with proof of identification in order for the results to be issued. If you have not received the letter, please contact us.

 

Alternatively, your Provisional Results will be posted to you on this day.

 

Summer 2019 examination information/statistics

  • 21 Year 11 pupils were entered for at least one GCSE or Functional Skills qualification.

  • 95% gained at least one GCSE (grade 1-9) or Functional Skills Level 1 pass.

  • 81% gained a GCSE (grade 1-9) or a Functional Skills Level 1 in English AND Maths.

  • 20 pupils were entered for GCSE English Language: 2 pupils did not attend the exam; 67% achieved a grade 1 or better; 6% achieved a grade 5 or better.

  • 21 pupils were entered for GCSE Maths: 2 pupils did not attend the exam; 74% achieved a grade 1 or better; 5% achieved a grade 5 or better.

  • 2 pupils were entered for GCSE English Literature: 100% achieved grade 1 or better.

  • 1 pupil was entered for GCSE Statistics and passed with grade 5.

  • 2 pupils were entered for GCSE Science: 100% passed with grade 2 or better.

  • 9 pupils were entered for Entry Level Science: 43% achieved level 1 or better.

  • 2 pupils passed NCFE Level 1 in Creative Crafts.

  • 2 pupils passed the Level 2 Food And Hygiene certificate.

  • 4 pupils achieved an Arts Award.

Curriculum

Please click on each subject to view our curriculum information.

English Language & Literature


Intention

The English curriculum is shaped to allow all pupils to make progress with reading, writing and speaking and listening. Schemes of work are designed to engage the pupils in a variety of topics with strong cross curricular links with history, geography and PSHE. All pupils have opportunities to sit qualifications in English at a level appropriate to them including GCSEs in English Literature and Language, Functional Skills Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 and AQA Unit Awards.

Implementation

Functional Skills is embedded within the curriculum with pupils engaging in ‘real life’ reading and writing activities relevant to them. Pupils are prepared for GCSE English Language, engaging in creative writing activities and analysis of texts. If appropriate, pupils are entered for GCSE English Literature covering ‘The History Boys’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Power and Conflict Poetry. Pupils will learn about the context of each text and be taught how to analyse language and structure focusing on the writer’s craft and the impact on the reader.

Impact

Pupil progress will be assessed over the duration of each half term. This information will be used to enter pupils for the most appropriate examination for them. As a consequence, all pupils will make progress and accrue qualifications in this core subject area. Any pupils with significant gaps in their learning or with special educational needs will be identified as requiring intervention support which will be tailored to their individual needs.




Mathematics


Intention

The Maths curriculum seeks to support our pupils to become fluent and confident in numeracy. Pupils should be able to use numbers in real life situations such as shops and in their chosen professions. Pupils will be supported to enter for qualifications GCSE in Maths, Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 and GCSE Statistics

Implementation

Maths lessons at The Key focus on the content required for the Maths GCSE. This work is supported by their Numeracy lessons which focus on improving pupils’ basic number skills alongside work on fractions, decimal, percentages etc. We also seek to support pupils in their preparation for life beyond The Key, so our numeracy work also focuses on the life skill of money management.

Impact

Pupil progress will be assessed over the duration of each half term. This information will be used to enter pupils for the most appropriate examination for them. Intervention opportunities will be generated in response to data generated through formal and informal assessment. Maths is a fundamental part of everyday life and the numeracy that is being focussed on will help them with college courses and employment. It is our hope that all students will leave the centre with appropriate qualifications which will enable them to be successful in life beyond The Key.




Art


Intention

The art curriculum allows all pupils to explore their own creative ideas using a wide range of equipment and materials. Pupils will also gain an understanding of the historical and cultural developments of art forms and will have opportunities to reflect on how it shapes our history and contributes to culture, creativity and life in modern Britain.

Implementation

Through the broad curriculum, pupils will become skilled at drawing, painting and sculpting alongside general art, craft and design techniques. All pupils will get the opportunity to work with a range of visiting artists such as sculptors, photographers, textile and ceramic artists on a weekly basis to enable pupils to explore a range of different art forms.

Impact

All pupils will be able to achieve accreditation at the appropriate level. Pupils will receive AQA Entry Level Awards as well as Bronze/Discover/Explore Arts Awards. Pupils will have the opportunity to enter GCSE Art & Design during year 10 and 11.




Design & Technology


Intention

The D&T curriculum is formed to allow pupils to develop their designing, making and evaluation skills. Lessons are based on the NCFE Level 1 certificate in Creative Studies: Craft assessment criteria and AQA Awards.

Implementation

Pupils work on a wide variety of projects which allows them to select tasks that appeal to their personal interests and needs. A selection of materials, tools and equipment are made available to pupils, which allows a wide, hands on experience and a broad knowledge of making techniques and processes. Working safely is always central to the activities undertaken.

Impact

All pupils will make progress and attain craft certificates to help build a useful set of qualifications. All pupils are entered for the NCFE certificate and this may begin as early as Year 8. All pupils are also given the opportunity to complete AQA awards in metalworking, woodworking and making in plastics. Pupils are prepared for the NCFE certificate by completing projects that are assessed using the NCFE assessment scheme throughout KS3 and KS4.




Catering


Intention

Catering is a practical subject where pupils are able to explore and develop their culinary skills through making a variety of different dishes. The pupils will have the opportunity to learn how to budget for different groups of people as well as learning how to prepare and create a menu for a variety of different situations or occasions.

Implementation

Lessons will be taught to develop the pupils’ skills in the kitchen. This includes basic hygiene and use of kitchen equipment. Pupils will develop their understanding of healthy eating and will be tasked with reading and understanding recipes and then, at times, adapting them accordingly. Pupils will learn different cooking techniques and expand their skills and confidence.

Impact

Pupils will have the opportunity to achieve AQA Unit Awards throughout this course, as well as a Level 2 Food and Hygiene Certification.




Enrichment & Life Skills


Intention

Enrichment and Life Skills explores subjects outside of the traditional curriculum and seeks to provide opportunities for pupils to engage in learning opportunities which utilise a wide skillset to improve pupils’ personal development. The content of the course is pupil led and is focused around the interests and abilities of the pupils in the class.

Implementation

Pupils will work collaboratively with staff covering topics linked with PSHE and Equality and Diversity. Lessons will have theory elements but will also cover practical learning opportunities too. Learning will focus on teamwork, leadership, communication, organisation, respect and resilience.

Impact

Pupils will have opportunities to accrue AQA Unit Awards and other appropriate accreditation. Pupils will also have the opportunity to create a Record of Achievement.




Physical Education


Intention

Physical Education across The Key Education Centre sets out to build pupils’ resilience, confidence, self-esteem and knowledge in a fun and safe environment. We like to encourage pupils to participant in sport to increase their knowledge of sustaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Implementation

We offer a variety of sports such as; football, basketball, rugby, boxing and many more. In lessons, pupil’s knowledge is extended by successfully earning AQA awards. This year the pupils have been invited to partake in an exciting new sports opportunity with Dallaglio Rugby Works; qualified coaches have been joining us at the centre to develop students’ long-term skills based on rugby and to help maintain pupils’ engagement in education by providing work experience, tournaments and mentoring sessions.

Impact

PE lessons help to promote healthier life choices for our pupils as well as supporting their understanding of the teamwork skills which are essential to life in modern Britain. Lessons also offer an opportunity to support pupils’ emotional wellbeing.




Overview


At The Key Education Centre, our curriculum focuses on preparing our pupils for life in modern Britain. For many pupils who join us at the centre, their experiences of learning thus far have been detrimentally impacted by a wide range of academic and/or emotional barriers. Consequently, our curriculum seeks to reignite a passion for learning across a range of subject areas whilst being fundamentally underpinned by the valuable skills they will need for life beyond The Key.

Our provision gives access to traditional ‘core’ curriculum areas such as English, Maths and Science alongside our ‘foundation’ subjects Design & Technology, Art, PE and Food Technology. Students at KS3 and KS4 also access our Alternative Provision programme which covers a broad range of topics outside of the traditional curriculum.

Pupils are supported to achieve accreditation at a range of levels - with all students having access to GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications alongside our use of AQA Unit Awards to recognise student achievement in a number of subject areas.

PSHE is delivered on a weekly basis as part of our tutoring programme and covers the statutory SRE framework alongside exploration of content that is pertinent to our young people.

The curriculum at The Key Education Centre is overseen by our Assistant Headteacher for Pedagogy, Progress and Curriculum, Miss E Wood. Curriculum audits and other quality assurance tasks are undertaken throughout the academic year to ensure that the provision provided ensures the best outcomes for the pupils at the Key.




Science


Intention

Schemes of work and lessons are designed to allow pupils to develop their understanding of key fundamental ideas in Science through a range of different topics that span the scientific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Implementation

During Years 10 and 11 pupils will be assessed using their results from their ELC exams as well as internal assessments based on exam style questions. They are also assessed on practical science skills during the course of the key stage through the core practicals that are compulsory study for the GCSE. Pupils will cover a variety of topics from each scientific area and will take part in science experiments to improve knowledge and understanding.

Impact

All pupils in KS3 and KS4, who access science, work towards the Edexcel Entry Level Certificate in Science and the Entry Level Certificate in Further Science. The exams for these qualifications are taken throughout Years 9 and 10 and aim to prepare them for GCSE. Pupils in KS4 have the opportunity to sit either a single GCSE Science award or the GCSE Combined Science (double award). Both awards offer a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). All pupils follow the Edexcel specification unless otherwise directed by their home school.





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