Cardinal Allen
Catholic High School

Study Plus

About

Study Plus is about expanding the literacy and numeracy skills of pupils who require additional support in these areas. Pupils will typically be withdrawn from KS3 MFL lessons to complete a programme of study. These pupils will be selected after the initial Year 7 intake assessments. Pupils who are selected for KS3 Study Plus should ordinarily opt for KS4 Study Plus.

Study Plus

Students will develop their literacy and numeracy skills using various computer programmes and other paper based programmes of work. Reading and comprehension activities play a dominant part of these lessons which then in turn support the rest of the curriculum. Historically students gain in knowledge with their reading and spelling throughout Key Stage 3.

Year 7

Pupils work on a National Key Stage 3 Strategy called Progress Units. They will start with Phonics and their basic knowledge of the English Language will be stretched. They will also work on a computer based programme called Nessy which addresses Reading and Spelling. This programme uses interactive games to guide the Pupils through their learning.

Year 8

Pupils work on a National Key Stage 3 Strategy called Progress Units. They will continue this year on Reading Between the Lines. The aim of this work will be to understand inference and ambiguity. They will also work on another programme called Guided Reading and work on a booklet called In The Rainforest. Pupils will continue to develop their literacy skills using the interactive Nessy Programme. Pupils work on a Numeracy based computer programme and also a Numeracy based booklet.

Year 9

Pupils work on a National Key Stage 3 Strategy called Progress Units. They continue this year with Information Retrieval. The aim of the Unit is to ready the students for external assessments and know the relevance of information they are reading and what the key aspects are to enable them to answer questions. They also work on the Beyond the Beyond Guided Reading booklet. Pupils further advance their skills on the Nessy Programme. Pupils continue to work on the Numeracy based computer programme and Numeracy based booklet.

GCSE Study Plus

This course will follow the ASDAN short courses for English and Mathematics. The main objectives of the course are:

To help pupils develop and demonstrate a range of skills through Mathematics and English activities and studies.

To help pupils develop and demonstrate understanding of Mathematics and English topics.

To allow pupils to gain credit for what they have learned from a wide variety of activities both inside and outside formal education.

This would be a good choice for a pupil choosing Vocational Studies to allow them to gain accreditation for the work they are completing and allow for progression to CoPE.

Course Components

As with all ASDAN courses the pupils will complete various modules to gain credits. Pupils gain one credit for every ten hours of activities. The pupils need to achieve 6 credits to complete each short course, meaning that to complete the English and Mathematics short courses they will complete 120 hours of work. Pupils opting for this course will be expected to complete at least 40 hours of work at home over the two years.

English

Pupils will complete activities from the short course booklet/online course under the following module headings:

Developing communication skills

Reading for pleasure

Writing for a purpose

Speaking and listening

Reading and writing styles

Reading for a purpose

Mathematics

Pupils will complete activities from the short course booklet/online course under the following module headings:

Probability and statistics

Mathematical discovery

Number

Algebra

Geometry and Measure

Money

Enrichment

After school clubs are provided for keen students who wish to stretch their abilities. Catch up and support is also offered on a one to one basis where necessary. Some of the support sessions, clubs and activities offered are:

  • Lunchtime sessions available daily for KS3 students
  • Lunchtime sessions available daily for KS4 students

Learning

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Courses

    The links below will take you to subject specific information outlining the current Key Stage 3 and 4 Course Guide.

  • Key Stage 3
  • Key Stage 4

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