When a student begins their studies at Mortimer Wilson School they experience up to 7 different lessons each day. We ensure that all students have equal access to success through the curriculum
In Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) we provide a broad foundation from which students can make their GCSE and Vocational GCSE choices at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11). Our range of Vocational GCSE courses has grown and now includes Business Studies, Leisure and Tourism, Health and Social Care and Engineering.
In Years 10 and 11 students must study English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Religious Education, Personal and Social Education and PE. Students then have the choice of a further 5 option subjects. Usually, some students if they select our Fast Track (History entered for GCSE Year 10, Geography entered for GCSE Year 11) option will accumulate 11 GCSE's.
In addition to the fast track opportunities in Year 10 and 11 in history and Geography, students are also encouraged to sit GCSE early in French and German. The school is delivering BTEC Sport and Exercise and Performing Engineering Operations as specialised provision within Key Stage 4.
We are proud that in Key Stage 3 we have a well-established initiative to encourage what the government now terms “Thinking Skills”. Our course is called ALPs (Accelerated learning Programme). This course is delivered in the school’s Library and Resources Centre.
All Students follow discrete courses for Information Communication Technology (ICT), Religious Education (RE), which includes a multi-cultural dimension, and Physical Education (PE). In Years 10 and 11 the ICT course leads to a recognised qualification.
|All students follow a course in Personal and Social Education (PSE). We encourage students to develop greater awareness and understanding of citizenship, the environment, drugs and other risks to health via their lessons, visits from theatre groups and community involvement. The PSE course also covers issues such as personal health and sex education. |