The purpose of the Enfield Grammar School Curriculum is to allow our students to develop intellectually, socially and personally and allow them to find their place in our world. We aim to instil an enjoyment of life, embracing its challenges with resilience and purpose.
We will do this through high expectations, with support when needed, thoughtful experiences and good humour! Our students need to discover a desire to learn and take this with them through to adulthood.
Our curriculum is, therefore, carefully constructed with the intent of shaping the whole individual to help them become ‘the best they can be,’ honouring our motto to give ‘all that they can’. We are implementing our intentions with academic and skills based content using outstanding classroom pedagogy, as we also strive to ‘give all that we can’.
We also strive to equip our students with the emotional awareness of their own wellbeing using a structured form program and individual mentoring to support them as they grow into capable and successful young men. We have the pleasure of seeing the impact of our provision not only in academic outcomes but also as our students’ fulfil their potential; be that academic, social or moral.
Below summarises some of the key areas that we are proud to be working on at our school;
|INTENT||Motto||'Tant Que Je Puis' - As Much As I Can|
|Aim||Our aim to prepare our boys for the world
To give them the skills, knowledge and morals to be of use, to serve and to positively affect those that they encounter along the way
We expect hard work, good manners and in turn provide learning opportunities where all can fulfil their potential be that academic, social or moral
|Curriculum Vision||All staff and students working to be the best that they can be.
Enjoying the challenge and preparing them for the next stage of their development – whatever that is
|IMPLEMENTATION||Broad and ambitious Curriculum||Literacy / Core Citizenship / British Values / Physical development / Communication choices / Careers / Wellbeing / Broad KS3 / Cultural Capital / EBACC Curriculum at KS4 / Vocational & Academic Post 16|
|Excellent Teaching||Continued Focus on Staff CPD
Planned sequenced learning based on a spiral, balanced (knowledge and skills) curriculum
Providing timely, relevant feedback
Challenge for all with scaffolding where needed
Aspirations for all – to do all that they can
|Experiences||Day trips and Residentials / Sporting Fixtures / Creativity / Musical Performances / Presenting & Debating (Speak Out)|
|Safeguarding||Online Safety / Drugs Education / Knife Crime / Gangs & County Lines Awareness / First Aid / Anti-Racism / Anti-Bullying / Peer Mentoring / Social Media Awareness / Personal Safety|
|IMPACT||Outcomes||Pupils develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well
Pupils are ready for the next stage of education, employment or training
Pupils with SEND
|Evidence||Positive progress score, ISDR, Internal data
Destinations, retention, vocational routes, Russell Group, Apprenticeships
Systems, monitoring and tracking
‘To create a Vocational curriculum which provides an individualised programme of study for all learners’
What is Vocational Education?
- Vocational education offers an additional set of qualifications alongside GCSEs and A Levels
- Educational training that provides practical experience in a particular occupational field or industry
Why Choose A BTEC?
BTECs are high quality, career focused qualifications grounded in the real world of work
With a BTEC qualification, you will learn and develop key skills such as:
- Organisation and working to deadlines
- Ability to learn and adapt
- Teamwork, communication and leadership
- Initiative and problem solving
How Are They Assessed?
- Set and marked by the teacher or tutor, assignments involve a series of tasks designed around a work-related, real-life scenario
- They give students the chance to build knowledge and skills over time and deliver a complete, integrated project using a combination of knowledge, skills and behaviours.
Set Tasks, performances or written tests:
- For selected units students also take practical assessments set and marked by Pearson.
- These tests are either based around a real-life task completed in a specified time or practically focused written tests.
You’ll get a grade for each unit – Pass, Merit or Distinction – so you can see how you’re progressing throughout the course.
Studying BTEC With GCSEs
When choosing your subjects for Years 10 and 11, it’s good to keep your options open.
Studying BTECs alongside your GCSEs opens up new subject areas, and starts building the skills you need after you leave school.
- You can study BTEC Tech Awards or BTEC Firsts alongside your GCSEs to explore different subject areas that really interest you.
- You will also learn by doing, equipping yourself with skills that you will use throughout your future education and career.
Studying BTEC At Sixth Form
- Choosing a BTEC course can open doors to university, an apprenticeship or the first step in your chosen career.
- You might want to start with a Level 2 BTEC course, that’s the same level as your GCSEs.
- If you’re going to study a career-focused qualification as your main course, a BTEC Level 3 National offers the combination of skills and knowledge you’ll need.
At this stage, you can choose from:
- BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Firsts – A balanced combination of hands-on and knowledge-based learning in a wide range of subject areas.
- BTEC Level 2 Technicals – Practical, hands-on learning in a specific career-focused subject area.
- BTEC Level 3 Nationals – Study as your main course or alongside your A levels to prepare for your next step.
BTECs And Progression To University?
- If you want to continue into higher education, you’ll need to achieve enough UCAS points to qualify for entry into your preferred university.
- You can secure these with your BTEC Level 3 Nationals, or a combination of A levels and BTEC Level 3 Nationals.
- More and more students are applying to universities with BTECs which is a clear sign that institutions have recognised the value of a BTEC qualification.
Starting In The World Of Work?
- Today’s employers are looking for confident, work-ready candidates who have the practical knowledge, experience and skills that BTECs provide.
- Pearson BTEC has worked closely with employers, professional bodies and Higher Education experts to develop BTEC qualifications. That means BTEC-qualified students are valued by a wide range of industries.
Vocational Courses at Enfield Grammar School
BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise
Cambridge Nationals – Information Technologies Level 1/2 Certificate
Cambridge Nationals – Creative iMedia Level 1/2 Award/Certificate
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business
BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business Administration
BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business Enterprise
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport
Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS)
Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)
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Enfield Grammar School provides relevant, effective and responsible sex and relationship education (SRE) to all of its pupils. It is delivered officially as part of the scheme of work for Citizenship and PSHE and through other avenues such as assemblies and outside agency presentations/workshops. The school wants parents and pupils to feel assured that sex education will be delivered at a level appropriate to both the age and development of pupils.
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