Subjects

Reach School

 

All students will study:

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature

GCSE Maths

GCSE Science

Life Skills

ICT

Students will also choose 2 options from:

GCSE Art and Design

GCSE Physical Education

GCSE WJEC Catering and Hospitality

GCSE Religeous Studies

BTEC IT

GCSE Media Studies

Life Skills 

At REACH School, PSHE is delivered as Life Skills. Through work in lessons and a wide range of activities across and beyond the curriculum, students gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthily and deal with the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues they face as they approach adulthood

  • Personal action planning
  • Drugs Education
  • Sex and relationships
  • Personal finance
  • Emotional well being
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Informed career choices

Extra-Curricular

At Reach School we value extra curricular activities and believe they are vitally important in developing the whole person. We aim to create rounded, balanced and enriched students who not only exploit their academic capabilities to the full, but also become involved in extra curricular life of the school. We seek to offer a wide range of opportunities to students in order to develop them in the broadest sense and enable them to be a great role model for both the school and wider society. The extra curricular activities are an integral aspect of the education provided by Reach School, alongside the academic curriculum. The wide range of activities we offer include:

 

  • Table tennis
  • Boxing
  • Fitness
  • Climbing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Academic clubs
  • Trampolining

 

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Work Related Learning

Reach SchoolWork Related Learning at Reach

Work Related Learning is a planned activity that uses the context of work to develop knowledge, skills and understanding that will be useful in a working environment.

At Reach we believe that WRL is about having the chance to learn and practice the skills you will need in the workplace. It is a core part of our curriculum and we offer various opportunities for our students to develop these skills in their chosen field.

Examples of what we offer include: Construction, Childcare, Catering, Mechanics, Retail, Hair and Beauty, Customer Service, ICT, Business Administration, Personal and Social Development, Enviromental Conservation and sports.

Students attend their Work placement on a weekly basis and as well as gain employability skills they also gain skills in punctuality, customer service, tool handling, communication, team-work and ICT.

All of our students have experience of WRL one day a week throughout the year and work towards Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. 

Destination Data 2017/2018

62% of students are currently in Education or Training

9% of students are NALM (not available for labour market)

3% of stduents are currently classed as NEETS

20% of students are in Vocational Learning

6% of students are in employment

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Challenge Day

Reach SchoolChallenge Days at REACH

Students at REACH School take part in challenge activities and adventures to help improve and develop personal and social skills through experiences involving co-operation, trust, problem solving, decision making, goal setting, communication, leadership, responsibility and reflection. Through Challenge Days, students develop particular skills and attitudes in a range of outdoor settings. Challenge Days include, Biking, Orienteeering, Mountain Walking, Fan Descender, Skiing, Kayaking, Sailing, High Rope Course and Rock Climbing.

REACH School is also a Princes Trust XL Club which helps students gain recognised qualifications to help with future life and employment. Working in tandem with the challenge days, this provides a great opportunity for students to gain qualifications outside of the curriculum. Students regularly evaluate their work during challenge days and they assess their own progress, particularly focusing on meeting their personal goals and identifying areas of weakness.

 

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