Park High

College Collaboration to Enhance Curriculum

Park High School's Collaboration with Nelson and Colne College and Burnley College.

Park High School offers extra after school courses at the local colleges to enrich our schools curriculum. The courses are designed to provide hands on activities in both vocational and academic courses in a post-16 environment that would be difficult to offer with our current resources. These opportunities offer extra accreditation for the students, gives them vital experience that will inform their post-16 choices and give the students an advantage when applying for apprentiships and other post-16 courses.  

The photograph below show three students who completed a level 1 City and Guild course in welding in year 10 at Burnley College.

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 The photographs below show pieces of work from the Photographic Exhibition at the end of the year 9 enrichment course in Photography.

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We currently run the following courses and we are looking to expand our provision.

Course

Provider

Activity

Qualification

How long is the course?

When?

Maximum number of students?

Music Technology

Burnley

All aspects of music technology using the IMac- Apple  suite

GCSE

2 years

3.45-5.30 Wednesday evenings

10

Photography

Burnley

All aspects of Photography  using the IMac-Apple  suite

GCSE

2 years

3.45-5.30 Wednesday evenings

12

Construction

Burnley

Rotation between all aspects of construction

Level 1 NVQ

1 year

3.45-5.30 Wednesday evenings

15

Welding

Burnley

MIG or TIG Welding

Level 1 City and Guild in welding

1 year

3.45-5.30 Wednesday evenings

10

Hair and Beauty

Nelson and Colne College

Rotation between all aspects

Level 1 NVQ

2 years

3.45-5.30 Tuesday

evenings

12

Catering

Nelson and Colne College

All aspects of catering

GCSE

2 years

3.45-5.30 Tuesday

evenings

12

 

Year 9 students will be offered a taster sessions in all these session in the spring and summer terms in year 9. This will give them an opportunity to see if they can commit to the course the following year.

The accredited courses are open to all of year 10. Once they have committed to the course they are expected to attend all sessions and complete the course.

Park High School provides a bus for the students to get to college and covers the course fees; however students are expected to make their own way home and buy any protecting clothing needed on the course.

Assemblies about these courses will take place through the year and students should contact Mr Jackson if they would like to be able to enjoy a taster session in year 9.