The Lodge

The Lodge

Education is offered to Key Stage 3 and 4 who are receiving medical treatment and are unable to attend school. We offer students the opportunity to take Functional Skills and GCSEs in core subjects.

Academy21 is a GCSE online learning resource, where students access lessons in a safe and personalised way.

At the Lodge, students are given access to an innovative online resource called Guroo. This is an assessment tool which provides a diagnostic of their skills in English, Maths and ICT.  It offers learning resources tailored to individual needs and supports the teaching of Functional Skills.

Students work in a small, nurturing environment; they can enjoy an enriched curriculum and take part in  Gardening, Photography, Arsenal Double Club and Art workshops.

Curriculum offered at The Lodge

English

Students are able to study Edexcel English Functional Skills and Cambridge board English IGCSE through an online programme called Academy21.

Functional Skills enable students to learn valuable life skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening.  For example, they are taught to be able to write a formal letter of application, locate information in leaflets and speak in different social situations.

Academy21 is an online option for students who may wish to study English at GCSE. Students follow the Cambridge IGCSE syllabus; this enables them to develop the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both speech and writing. For example students analyse the effect of persuasive devices used in advertising and may design their own product to present to a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style board.

Mathematics

Students are able to study Edexcel Maths Functional Skills and AQA Maths IGCSE through an online programme called Academy21.

Maths Functional Skills allows students to learn valuable life skills and develop their ability to solve mathematical problems, interpret data and solve problems. For example, they are taught to use money in everyday situations and read timetables.

Science

At Key Stage 3, we follow the National Curriculum and a variety of resources to inspire learning of this subject. For example we make electrical kits to create circuits when studying electricity.

When a student joins The Lodge they will sit the assessment for each of the GCSE sciences if in Years 10 or 11. This will determine whether they are to follow the ELC objectives only or GCSE objectives as well.

At the end of year 1 all students will sit ELC Science. All students will submit 3 TDAs and 3 ESAs for the Single Award (one from each Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Some students will submit 6 TDAs and 6 ESAs for the Double Award.

At the end of year 2 some students will sit ELC single or double award dependent on arrival date and ability level. Some students will be entered for the (AQA) combined trilogy sitting 6 exams in May/June, or GCSE Biology (Edexcel) sitting 2 exams in May/June.

ESAs for ELC students can be completed to coincide with data drops once a half term. GCSE students will complete appropriate AQA assessment for each half term unit and end of year.

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
HT1 HT2 HT1 HT2 HT1 HT2
 

Year 1

(Links to KS3 curriculum included)

 

Biology: The Human Body

TDA 1

ESA 1

 

Chemistry: Elements, Mixtures and Compounds

TDA 3

ESA 3

Physics: Energy and Forces

TDA 5

ESA 5

Biology: Environment, Evolution and Inheritance

TDA 2

ESA 2

 

Chemistry: Chemistry in Our World

TDA 4

ESA 4

Physics: Electricity, Magnetism and Waves

TDA 6

ESA 6

 

Year 2

(Links to KS4 GCSE combined Science course included)

 

Biology: The Human Body

 

 

TDA 1

ESA 1

 

Required Practical

Chemistry: Elements, Mixtures and Compounds

 

TDA 3

ESA 3

 

Required Practical

 

Physics: Energy and Forces

 

TDA 5

ESA 5

 

Required Practical

Biology: Environment, Evolution and Inheritance

 

TDA 2

ESA 2

 

Required Practical

 

Chemistry: Chemistry in Our World

 

TDA 4

ESA 4

 

Required Practical

Physics: Electricity, Magnetism and Waves

 

TDA 6

ESA 6

 

Required Practical

 

TDA – Teacher Devised Assessment for ELC (practical)

ESA – Externally Set Assessment for ELC (45min exam)

ICT (Computing)

ICT is an imperative life skill for all students to develop. Students can gain a Functional Skills qualification from the Edexcel exam board. The course is designed to equip learners with the confidence and ability to use ICT systems and tools. The students find, select, develop, present and communicate information which is contextualised with examples of use in everyday life.

The London Project

Students have the opportunity to learn about the wider world through the London Project. They have the privileged position of being able to learn about one of the world’s most diverse and multicultural cities in the world. They are supported in organising trips to various London locations, such as The British Museum and The Transport Museum. The trips help the students to develop important life skills such as reading timetables, finding directions and handling money.

Food Technology

All students at The Lodge are given the chance to work towards a BTEC in Home Cooking Skills, either at Level 1 or Level 2. These are assessed internally over the sequence of lessons and student lead assignments at the end of each term; to which students invite staff, family and friends to gain feedback on their cooking.

In our lessons pupils learn about nutrition, a balanced diet, how to prepare a range of foods and shop/ store food safely, as well as gaining valuable life skills. We aim to establish a strong link between PSHEE and cookery which has included celebrating Diwali, exploring diets from around the world, including classically British dishes, and specific dietary requirements during Diabetes Awareness Week. Students are able to enjoy creating and tasting a variety of dishes; butternut squash and red lentil soup, spring rolls, chicken curry, and bagels to name a few!

Home Cooking Skills (BTEC Level 1/2)

HT1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6
 

2018/19

 

 

Healthy Living

 

Black History Month

 

Exploring Nutritional Value

 

11.12.18 Student Assessment Day

 

All About The Timing (multi-step meals)

 

Chinese New Year

 

Health and Hygiene

 

Comic Relief Bake Sale

 

26.03.19 Student Assessment Day

 

Cooking with Meat and Fish

 

Easter Egg Crafts and Hot Cross Buns

 

14.05.19 Student Assessment Day

 

Economical Cooking

 

 

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