School Prospectus - Academic Structure

Academic Structure

The academic reputation of Salendine Nook High is successfully established. At every level, the school is organised to provide its pupils with the opportunity to attain the highest possible standards. All pupils have the opportunity to study ten full subjects to GCSE (or Level 2 equivalent).

Academic work is organised through subject departments. Pupils in Year 7 are arranged in ten equal ability groups. These groups are timetabled so that setting is possible in certain subjects. The Additional Needs Department organises help for pupils in the areas where specific learning needs have emerged. A foundation group is taught in Years 7, 8 and 9 to improve English and Mathematics skills for targeted pupils. Throughout the first three years, a combination of mixed ability group and setting is used. At specific times during the school year, internal assessments are completed to provide information about individual pupils. This information is sent to parents in the form of a Progress Report. In Year 8, pupils make their individual subject choices for GCSE study. Each pupil is interviewed and there is close parental liaison before final choices are made.

During Years 10 and 11, pupils are given advice by school Careers staff. There is close liaison with the local FE and Sixth Form colleges.

The school has a positive ‘Equality’ policy which promotes equal opportunity and inclusion for all pupils regardless of race, religion or gender or disability.


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