Sixth Form
Head's Welcome
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Sandbach School specialises in educating boys.  Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools.  We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men.  But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success.  Results academically are impressive: last year 84% achieved a C or above in Maths, 78% an English qualification and 72% gained 5A*-C grades including English and Maths.  All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled.  Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive.  We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions  and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns

 

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PSHCE

 Model of delivery

  • PSHCE is delivered during Wednesday Pastoral sessions of 25 mins and 45 mins by form tutors.
  • Form tutors use resources prepared in advance that are discussed at the tutor team meeting prior to the unit of work being delivered.
  • External training is provided to tutors when a unit requires e.g Sex Education Year 9; Careers Year 11.

 

PSHCE is also delivered via  student Enrichment Days.

 

Content overview

Year 7
Topic Objectives/Outcomes
Courtesy and Respect Objectives: How should students of Sandbach School conduct themselves in class, out of class and as part of the local community? Outcomes: Students are aware of the importance of courtesy and respect and the school Code of Conduct.
Introduction to PSHCE Objectives: What is PSHCE and how will it benefit us?Outcomes: Students are aware of aspects of PSHCE studied from Years 7-11.
Bullying Prevention Month Objectives: What is bullying? What is the role of the bystander in preventing bullying? Outcomes: Production of a Bullying Prevention Campaign which launches new Sandbach School Respect Ambassadors and highlights the role of the bystander.
Literacy Objectives: How can word games enhance our writing skills?Outcomes: Identify how words are created, formulated and developed. To be able to explain what literacy is. Practice effective sentence structure.
Alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes and drugs Objectives: What risks are associated with alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes and drugs? Outcomes: Students can identify risks related to alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes and drugs. Students can explain why misuse can lead to issues within school and after.
Citizenship Objectives: What is Citizenship and why is it important? What are the features of and benefits of a diverse society?Outcomes: Students can describe the features of UK multi-cultural society and can explain the benefits of being part of a diverse community.
Sex and Relationships Objectives: What feelings can we expect as teenagers?Outcomes: To develop knowledge and understanding of changes that takes place during puberty. To recognise physical and emotional changes and know how to manage the changes in a positive way.
E-Safety Objectives: What are the opportunities and risks associated with mobile phones, computers and other forms of technology.Outcomes: To develop awareness of e-safety using ‘Thinkuknow’. To be able to assess and avoid risky situations when using mobile phones/internet.
Careers and Numeracy Objectives: What is the importance of money in 21st Century UK Outcomes: To develop understanding of money, taxation and jobs in order to help develop aspirations for the future.
Charity Objectives: What is the role of charity within Sandbach , UK and in the international world.Outcomes: To describe how charities work on a personal, school, community, national and international level. To plan and deliver an event/activity in order to raise money for a form charity.

 

Year 8
Topic Objectives/Outcomes
Courtesy and Respect Learning Objectives: How should students of Sandbach School conduct themselves in class, out of class and as part of the local community? Learning Outcomes: Students are aware of the importance of courtesy and respect and the school Code of Conduct.
Careers Learning Objectives: What should I do at school to make sure I have as many choices and options as possible in future?Learning Outcomes: Discussion of decisions that could be made during a students’ time at school which could increase choices available after school.
E-Safety Learning Objectives: What are the effects of cyber bullying?Learning Outcomes: Analysis of the positive and negative uses of technology. Explanation of the problems related to cyber bullying.
Bullying Prevention Month Learning Objectives: What is bullying? What is the role of the bystander in preventing bullying?Learning Outcomes: Production of a Bullying Prevention Campaign which launches new Sandbach School Respect Ambassadors and highlights the role of the bystander.
Citizenship Learning Objectives: Should the UK have a responsibility to provide international aid to other countries? Learning Outcomes: Developed understanding of water shortages in Africa and assessment of arguments of whether or not UK aid should be given to international countries.
Alcohol, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes and Drugs. Learning Objectives: How is personal safety affected after drinking alcohol?Learning Outcomes: Explanation of how personal safety can be affected when under the influence of alcohol. Identify situations where there is more of a likelihood of risk.
Careers and numeracy – ‘Tenner’ Learning Objectives: What enterprise qualities are needed to set up a business and raise money?Learning Outcomes: Devise a plan to take part and succeed in the ‘tenner’ challenge. Create and devise a mini business using enterprise skills.
Sex and Relationships Learning Objectives: What types of relationships are there? What makes a relationship purpose?Learning Outcomes: Recognising the characteristics of a positive relationship.
The Year 8 Big Write Learning Objectives: How can we improve our writing skills?Learning outcomes: To take part in the Big Write to develop writing skills. The 3 key activities are:‘Slow Writing’Concise writing

Extended Writing

Citizenship Learning Objectives: How does football highlight the problems of prejudice and discrimination in UK society?Learning Outcomes:

 

Year 9
Topic Objectives/Outcomes
Courtesy and Respect Learning Objectives: How should students of Sandbach School conduct themselves in class, out of class and as part of the local community?Learning Outcomes: Students are aware of the importance of courtesy and respect and the school Code of Conduct.
Careers Learning Objectives: What are the different pathways available atKS4 and post 16 education.Learning Outcomes: Recognise different education and career options and identify options subjects that may help future career plans.
Bullying Prevention Month Learning Objectives: What is bullying? What is the role of the bystander in preventing bullying? Learning Outcomes: Production of a Bullying Prevention Campaign which launches new Sandbach School Respect Ambassadors and highlights the role of the bystander.
Alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes and drugs Learning objectives: What are the risks related to alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes and drugs? How can use affect future choices?Learning Outcomes: Explain effects of alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes and drugs and identify possible limits to future problems.
Health and Diet Learning objectives: What are the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet? Learning Outcomes: Examine the problems related to energy drinks in the school day and beyond.
Citizenship – Stephen Lawrence Learning objectives: What does the Stephen Lawrence tell us about prejudice and discrimination in the UK? Learning Outcomes: Examine the case of Stephen Lawrence and highlight the main issues related to prejudice and discrimination, as well as equality and diversity in the UK.
Sex and Relationships Learning objectives: What does the law say about sex? What contraceptive options are available? What factors make up a positive relationship? Learning outcomes: Awareness of how to use contraception. Recognise and manage risk in order to make safer choices about healthy lifestyles.
Citizenship – Introduction to Politics Learning objectives: What are the key facts about UK Government and Politics? Learning Outcomes: Describe the main features of UK politics and the main UK political parties in preparation for the UK general election.
E-Safety Learning objectives: How can we stay safe using mobile technology?Learning outcomes: Assess the risks of on-line gaming and social networking. Analyse safe and unsafe practices when using mobile technology and the internet.
Literacy and Numeracy Learning Objectives: What literacy and numeracy skills do I need for GCSE studies.Learning Outcomes: To practise extended writing skills and numeracy skills useful for GSCE studies.
Study Skills Learning objectives: What study and learning skills do students need for KS4 and GCSEs. Learning outcomes: Develop study skills beneficial to KS4 studies.

 

Year 10
Topic Objectives/Outcomes
Smoking and e-cigarettes Learning Objectives: What are the risks associated with cigarettes and e-cigarettes?Learning Outcomes: Explain the effects of tobacco and e-cigarettes and problems associated with addiction at school and in future life.R.S – Should Cannabis be legalised? What does it mean to be addicted to drugs. Students consider moral and religious ideas about the physical and mental effects of drug abuse.
Study skills Learning Objectives: What learning skills do I need to develop for GCSEs?Learning Outcomes: Practice techniques that enhance independent learning skills. Creation of independent project.
Health, diet and life chances of the rich and poor Learning Objectives: What are the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet?Learning Outcomes: Examine the problems related to energy drinks in the school day and beyond.R.S Rich and poor – consider why both rich and poor exist in Britain, as well as ways in which poverty can be overcome and who is responsible for helping the poor. Consideration of the different life chances for rich and poor.
Literacy Learning Objectives: What communication skills are required for GCSE and beyond? Learning Outcomes: Practise effective communication and presentational styles via individual presentations.
Citizenship – Crime and the Law Learning Objectives: What areas of the law should I be aware of? What are the basics of the UK criminal justice system? Learning Outcomes: Identify main areas of the law that young people should be aware of. Explain policing and sentencing for crimes. Consider conditions in prison and other aspects of punishment.R.S – What are the moral and social, debates about punishments? What types of punishments exist? What are the different religious views on punishment?
Citizenship – General Election and policies of government Learning Objectives: What are the main issues of the General Election 2015? Learning Outcomes: Formulation of arguments surrounding the main political parties and campaign promises of the election. Predictions of who will win and immediate consequences.R.S –Social Policy in the UK: The elderly in the UK–consider different moral and social views, as well as government policy on the role and position of elderly people in the UK. Consider different religious viewpoints on how people regarded as elderly should be treated in society.
E-Safety Learning Objectives: What are the dangers associated with social media and mobile phones? What are the positives of modern technology and study skills?Learning Outcomes: Identify threats relating to online grooming and will have strategies to stay safe online.  Develop ways of using the internet as a research tool.
Careers and CV Planning Learning Objectives: What is a CV and what does and effective CV look like? Learning Outcomes: Analyse effective CVs. Produce a CV.

 

Year 11
Topic Objectives/Outcomes
Careers and Letters of Application Learning Objectives: What does an effective letter of application look like? How can I prepare for job and college interviews?Learning Outcomes:  Practise writing letter of applications in preparation for a mock interview day.
The Big Year 11 Write Learning Objectives: How can we improve our writing skills?Learning outcomes: To take part in the Big Write to develop writing skills. The 3 key activities are:‘Slow Writing’Concise writing

Extended Writing

Study/revision skills Supervised revision Learning Objectives: What are effective revision techniques and strategies? Learning Outcomes: Identify revision styles and techniques which suit each individual. Review for mock GCSE exams.
Health and Diet Learning Objectives: What are the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet? Learning Outcomes: Examine the problems related to energy drinks in the school day and beyond.
Sex and Relationships Learning Objectives: What are the consequences of unprotected sex and teenage pregnancy? Learning Outcomes: Explore the daily life of a teenage parent. Consider the effects of teenage pregnancy on future choices.
Study/revision skills Supervised revision Learning Objectives: What are effective revision techniques and strategies? Learning Outcomes: Identify revision styles and techniques which suit each individual. Review for GCSE exams.