Early in the summer term, year 9 pupils make decisions about their KS4 curriculum that will start them on a pathway to their life after school. At Nightingale Community Academy the core offer is studied by every pupil and provides a broad and balanced base that is enhanced by a selection of vocational subjects; personalised to meet need. A detailed summary of the KS4 offer can be found here.
The Core Offer
The Vocational Offer requires pupils to select two of the following options:
We deliver industry-recognised qualifications that provide a direct route into training, work or further study on completion.
To support the decision-making process, all year 9 pupils have a limited introduction to vocational study in Construction, Mechanics and Animal Care. In the summer term, parents and carers are invited to attend an ‘Options Taster Day’ where they meet the subject leaders, tour the facilities and help their sons to make decisions about their upcoming study in year 10.
Should you require any further information about the process please contact the reception team who will signpost you accordingly.