The Humanities and PSHE curriculums within NEECA are delivered using a carousel model. Each half term pupils learn about a different topic/theme around History, Geography, and Philosophy & Ethics. Learners are educated within small class groups where teaching and learning is planned using the National Curriculum. Literacy and discussion is a key focus within lessons to develop students’ written and verbal communication skills. The Humanities department at NEECA aims to support work covered at referring schools, therefore supporting transition back into mainstream when appropriate.
At KS3 and KS4, all students take PSHE. We closely follow the PSHE Association recommended topics, so all students are able to develop an understanding of the ever-changing world in which we live, develop the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their life effectively. Our curriculum is planned to be relevant, varied and take into account the particular needs of our students, and statutory requirements for Relationships and Sex Education. Our aim is to allow Key Stage 4 students opportunity to take a relevant qualification in PSHE
Health + Social Care Option
In addition to the above, students have the option to take an OCR Cambridge National Level 1/2 in Health and Social Care. This introduces students to the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work in various care settings. Underpinning the qualification is a focus on core values and communicating with individuals so as to maintain their dignity and sense of being valued. This qualification provides a good basis for further study at college
Some KS4 students are also given the option to study for a qualification in Employability.