In Yr9, students follow a diverse learning pathway.
In terms 1 and 2, all Yr9 students study for the Introduction to British Sign Language qualification www.british-sign.co.uk . At the end of the course, students have a fundamental understanding of what life is like for deaf and hard of hearing people is like and can apply their BSL skills by signing assemblies, school concerts and events.
In terms 3 and 4, all Yr9 students follow a supportive and informative IAG (information and guidance) programme that engages and challenges them to think about GCSE and A Level choices and future career plans.
In terms 5 and 6, all Yr9 students will work with an external Fist Aid training provider. This offers students a hands-on practical learning experience regarding First Aid with a basic first aid certificate accredited after they complete the course.