Heart & Hands

CURRICULUM

“Education opens doors, becoming the best version of yourself, socially and academically, will help you walk through”.

At Impact Independent School we promote a learning environment to inspire and motivate students to want to improve, however, our students also need to feel safe, supported and comfortable in the classroom. Teaching and Learning is something we excel at. The relationship between the teacher and the student is paramount to participation and performance.

By looking at the “whole child” academically, pastorally and socially we equip our students with the tools they need to achieve academic success. We help them to realise their potential and raise their expectations of themselves.

Students follow a full and varied curriculum. GCSEs are offered in five

compulsory subjects and students can choose two option subjects to study, in

total the opportunity to gain seven GCSEs. (Subjects and overviews are listed below.)

Enrichment studies are also available on timetable. Subjects such as creative

arts, music and drama are offered, to enhance the student’s appreciation of

free expression and creativity. We also teach RSHE and PSHE to all year groups, to help students become more aware of their relationships with others and their mental and social well-being.

GCSE

English Language

"Few activities are as delightful as learning new vocabulary"

Overview

English Literature

"In Literature, as in love, we are often astonished at what is chosen by others"

Overview (fast track group)

Overview (YR10 and YR11)

Maths

"Maths teaches us that there is every reason to believe that every problem has a solution"

Overview

Science

"The science today is the technology of tomorrow"

Overview

History

"The past creates our future"

Overview

OPTIONS

Media

"Whoever controls the media, controls the mind"

Overview

P.E.

"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional and mental states"

Overview

BTec in Horticulture/Land Studies

"The reflection of growing"

KS3 Years 7 and 8

Our KS3 department offers two types of provision:

A preventative placement away from mainstream, where students are taught academic subjects as well as working on their social skills and coping mechanisms. We work with schools to put interventions in place and, once completed, students may well return to mainstream.

Sometimes students come to us in KS3 and then move up into KS4, completing their education and GCSEs with us.

KS3 Year 9

Students in year 9 study subjects at pre GCSE level to prepare them for full GCSE study in years 10 and 11.

If they are attending Impact as a preventative measure then they are well equipped to return to mainstream.

Subjects include: Maths, English, Science, History, Music, RSHE, Art and Sport.

Click the link to see our complete prospectus.

“Skilled and experienced teachers ensure that lessons challenge and support all pupils, including the most able. As a result, pupils make good progress.”

Ofsted 2019

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EXAMS

Exams can be a stressful time for all the family. In this section we will inform you of exam dates/changes and any other important information.

Each year we will run mock examinations. These will usually occur during the  Autumn term and you will be informed of your child's timetable and results. We use Pearson Exam Board for all our GCSEs and BTECs.

Tips for revision and FAQs will be uploaded nearer the exam dates. At Impact our students are required to attend school until the last exam.

Due to Covid-19, The June 2021 Exam Series will not run. As advised by Ofqual, we will be using centre assessed grades. These will be calculated using assessments and mock exam results.

If you like to discuss this further, please contact Caroline Rhodes.