As the Head of Secondary, I am proud in being involved in leading such a wonderful school, a school which has achieved so many things already and it is my intention to ensure that this continues in the future.
We encourage intellectual risk-taking and deliberately create an environment where students are free to question, free to discover, free to try and free to succeed. Although every student has different abilities, talents and levels of confidence, we believe they all have a unique contribution to make.
School should be fun and happy students are more likely to be successful. We see it as our responsibility to bring out our students’ talents, to broaden their interests and to develop their personal qualities. To do this we aim to foster confidence, perseverance, tolerance and integrity; to enhance communication skills; to embrace creativity; to encourage teamwork; to promote an open-minded and outward-looking mentality.
We aim to provide as varied a life beyond lessons as we can so that our students not only have the pleasure of activity when they are young but also find and develop essential skills which will form a vital part of their adult lives.
The curriculum ensures that the skills and the knowledge required for success at A Level and life beyond school begins in KS3.
At SCS we ensure that the curriculum and reporting system is focused on the key skills and knowledge that students are developing, rather than giving a numerical level at KS3.
There are 5 flightpaths, which will be used to explain progress:
Our aim at Safa Community School (SCS) is to provide each and every one of our students with a broad and balanced KS4 curriculum that is tailored to the individual’s needs containing a range of possibilities and opportunities for their education Post-16. The Key Stage 4 courses and the way they are taught at SCS are designed to best prepare your child for their future. We hope therefore that you and your child will find our Key Stage 4 courses meet your needs and ambitions for the future.
GCSE is the acronym for the General Certificate of Secondary Education. They are undertaken over the two years of Key Stage 4, i.e. Years 10 and 11 At SCS we offer GCSEs, IGCSEs and BTECs.
The GCSEs consist of a 2 year programme of study in Years 10 and 11 (in Key Stage 4).
This is an important time for our Year 9 students, especially as we move into selecting GCSE subjects for next year. As much as possible, we aim to design a programme of study for our students based upon their own preferences rather than limit them with predetermined option blocks.
Students will have a wealth of information to hand that will allow them to make an appropriate decision; this will include previous attainment, conversations with teachers as well as careers talks and the information provided here. We are here to support students make informed decisions and aim to work with you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you have for the KS4 Team.