The KS3 curriculum infuses the cross curricular skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT. These cross curricular skills are acquired and developed across the Areas of Learning:
At Key Stage 4 pupils make subject choices appropriate to their needs, abilities and interests. Decisions are made after consultation with Careers Teachers, Subject Teachers and Parents.
Links have been established with the Northern Regional College enabling some pupils to follow vocational courses, externally validated through the CCEA Occupational studies Award. Pupils can choose from Hair and Beauty, Catering, Vehicle Studies and Construction (Brickwork and Joinery). Also in collaboration with the NRC and other schools in our Learning Community some pupils are able to enrol in Horticulture and Horse Care vocational courses, externally validated through Edexcel BTEC qualifications.
Our curriculum is enhanced through enrichment initiatives and an array of extra curricular activities. The curriculum is regularly reviewed to meet changing needs and statutory demands.
At Key Stage 5, pupils study to gain three Level 3 qualifications. We offer both academic and vocational qualifications. The curriculum is enhanced through an Enrichment Programme, for example business, Spanish, PE. An array of extra-curricular activities is also offered. In Sixth Form, pupils have the opportunity to become part of the Parkhall Integrated College pupil leadership team through becoming a member of the Student Council or through the Prefect Programme. The curriculum is regularly reviewed to meet changing needs and statutory demands.
The subjects offered at the Parkhall Integrated College Sixth Form include: