Work Related Learning and Vocational Courses
There are currently three strands to the provision of Work Related Learning (WRL) at King’s:
1. Specifically, all students in Year 10 spend two weeks in a work experience placement and we finds this sharpens up their awareness of the day to day challenges of real work as well as giving them ideas for their future employment. We find that local employers are very supportive in providing high quality placements and the Education Business Partnership ensures that all health and safety assurances are met.
2. In addition many of our subject departments will include references to employment opportunities, experiences and skills as part of their normal programmes of study so that students can begin to see the relevance of their studies in the world beyond their school experiences. An audit of this cross – curricular work is regularly carried out to ensure that our students have the experiences expected in the National Curriculum.
3. Vocational courses: The school currently offers the following courses with specific connections to “work related” or “practical” learning:
(a) Key Stage 4 “Diploma in Digital Applications” (DiDA; equivalent to up to 4 GCSEs). This is an ICT course in common applications, including media.
(b) Key Stage 4 GCSE Applied Business Studies – a double award course.
(c) Key Stage 4 GCSE Applied Engineering. This is a double award course currently taught at Grantham College.
(d) Key Stage 5 AS/A2 Applied ICT – a double award Advanced GCE course