Be part of the most innovative and exciting educational development for local young people aged 14 to 16 for many years. Choose from five vocational pathways, Catering OR Construction OR Creative Digital Media Production OR Early Years & Health & Social Care OR Engineering.
Programmes are career-focussed and designed to equip students for the world of work. Students will study ten GCSEs (or equivalent), including core GCSEs in English, Maths and Science, alongside vocational qualifications taught in some of the best real work environments in Kent. On successful completion, students can then progress further on these technical pathways at East Kent College and on to higher education, an apprenticeship or work. What is more, because of their emphasis on core subjects, our Study Programmes also enable students to change direction at 16+ if they do decide to follow other paths to success in adult life. For students who are motivated and challenged by learning through practical hands-on experience and concrete content, our Technical School is right for you. Our Key Stage 4 curriculum aims to develop essential academic knowledge and technical skills to prepare students for further study, training or employment. Whichever pathway students choose, they will develop significant transferable skills and knowledge to enable them to progress at age 16.
All students will study GCSE Core subjects in:
Students will choose a Core Technical Pathway
All students will take part in a Business Award and Enrichment, which includes:
Students will also choose one Year 10 GCSE option in:
Students will also choose an Additional Technical Award in:
Students will be offered a range of opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they develop in work-related activities both on and off the College site, through our extensive industry links. We will encourage students to engage in national competitions and as part of our enrichment activities all students will take part in indoor and outdoor exercise activity alongside our qualified Sports tutors.
The Technical School will be open to students from 8.30am. All students attending the college are entitled to a free breakfast every weekday. This is served in the College Refectory between 8.15am and 8.45am. Students can choose from cereal, fresh fruit, a bacon roll or a sausage roll and a carton of juice. Hot and cold drinks are available for the students to buy. Students can arrive early, socialise with their friends and enjoy breakfast. Please note that the students will not be supervised whilst having breakfast in the Refectory.
Students may bring healthy snacks such as fruit or vegetables to eat in the Common Room at break time. Drinks brought into The Technical School should include only water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies.
Lunch will be available each day; it will be served in the Refectory in the Inspire building. A range of hot and cold meals, sandwiches and snacks are available.
Please note that students will not be supervised whilst using the Refectory.
Students who are entitled to a free school lunch will be provided with one; parents/carers need to complete the appropriate forms.
Students may bring in packed lunches which they should eat in the Common Room in The Technical School. Parents/carers should try and follow the ‘Healthy Packed Lunches’ guidance. There should be no swapping of food and any food left in lunchboxes will be sent home.
The School will encourage students to drink water at frequent intervals throughout the day. Water will be freely available from a water fountain which students may use when lessons are not in progress. Students will be allowed to name water bottles, however for hygiene reasons they must be taken home daily to be washed. Plastic bottles must contain only water – this should not be flavoured water. After physical activity and during hot weather, students will be encouraged to drink more water.
A balanced packed lunch should contain:
Starchy foods are a good source of energy, and should make up a third of the lunchbox.
Instead of sandwiches, try bagels, pitta bread, wraps and baguettes. Use brown, wholemeal or seeded bread, not white bread.
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