Functional skills-Mathematics

‘The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics’ Paul Halmos

Course Contents

  • Problem solving
  • Essential life skills
  • Money Management
  • Trips to the big bang fair

Qualifications in functional skills

  • Entry level 1
  • Entry Level 2
  • Entry level 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

Maths exists everywhere in your life. The purpose of functional skills maths is to equip you with the mathematical skills to put to use in your working and everyday life. We can learn you the skills and knowledge you require to achieve up to level 2 mathematics in a fun and relevant way .We do this through integrating other topics and specialisms such as angles and measurements for carpentry, ratio in painting and decorating and proportion for cooking tasty meals in hospitality.

Functional skills-English

‘The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe’ Gustave Aubert

Course Contents

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Practical skills
  • Employability
  • Trips such as the theatre and exhibitions
  • Competitions such as creative writing

Qualifications in functional skills

  • Entry level 1
  • Entry Level 2
  • Entry level 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

Functional skills are essential within English which is vital for young people to participate in life, learning and work. Functional skills English strengthen and bring consistency to learning routines for young people. At Archway we aim to ensure learners have good communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It encourages and promotes how these key skills are used in everyday situations.

ICT

‘Technology makes the world a new place’ Shoshana Zuboff

Course Contents

  • Excel calculations
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Posters
  • Microsoft office
  • Projects on travel and maps
  • Research into technology
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Employability skills
  • Leadership projects

Humanities

”Be the change you wish to see in the world’ Mahatma Ghandi

Course Content 

  • Research
  • Source Reading
  • Newsletters
  • Creative poster work
  • Quizzes
  • Assignments

Course Content Science

  • Theory of Scientific discoveries
  • Experiments
  • Video research
  • Simulation
  • Trips

Course Content Geography

  • Mapping
  • Measurements
  • Presentation
  • Birmingham City projects
  • Practical creative tasks

SET PD

Skills for employment, training, and personal development

Course Content

  • Preparation for the future
  • Employability
  • Communication skills
  • Equality and diversity
  • Team work
  • Leadership
  • Interview techniques
  • Career planning

Skills for employment, training and personal development is a qualification designed to prepare learners for your future and cover areas such as equality and diversity, assertiveness and team work. Learners will build a portfolio that includes a CV and a covering letter and also have the opportunity to practice your interview techniques. This qualification will assist in preparing learners for their next adventure.

Physical Education

‘The harder the battle the sweeter the victory’ Les Brown

Course Content

  • Core fitness
  • Strength training
  • Team work
  • Independent tasks
  • A range of different sports from rounder’s to football
  • Sport Theory
  • Sport History
  • Confidence building

Art and Design

‘THe world is a canvas, but for our imagination’ Henry David Thoreau

Course Content

  • Fun, creative, inspiring
  • Artist research
  • Leadership projects
  • Peer teaching
  • Trips such as the Botanical gardens, sea life centre
  • Exhibitions
  • Reviews
  • Music
  • Dancing

Course

  • NOCN Level 1

At Archway Academy we allow our learners to express their own feelings and beliefs through creation of their own work and others artwork. During the course learners take on challenges, participate in various activities, experience art events such as Birmingham Museum and The Botanical garden as well as research artists who inspire them.

It is our aim to help young people enjoy the arts, encourage individual development and help to define their creative futures.

Hospitality

‘Laughter is brightest where the food is the best’ Irish Proverb

Course Content

  • Customer service
  • Healthy Eating
  • Basic food hygiene
  • Food preparation
  • Trips to the island of Jamaican patty factory, UCB college of food and BBC good food show
  • Communication skills
  • Improving confidence
  • Leadership skills

Painting and Decorating

‘Be confident, have patience, and paint.’

Course Content

  • Practical skills
  • Knowledge of the trade
  • Preparing a work area
  • Wallpaper application
  • Using correct tools
  • Integration of maths and English
  • Live projects around the school
  • Trips to The painting and decorating show in Coventry

The painting and decorating course is a level 1 certificate that covers gaining practical skills and knowledge about the trade. Alongside the practical work numeracy and literacy are embedded in fun and interesting way.

The learners are introduced to different decorating tools and materials as well as how to prepare a work, learn skills on wallpaper, using the correct tools and techniques and gain knowledge in 2D shapes and angles. Throughout the course learners will understand the importance of working safely and responsibly while working independently or as part of a team.

Learners have the opportunity to attend trips such as The painting and decorating show in Coventry and working on live projects around the school.

Carpentry

‘The road to success is always under contsruction’ Larry Wall

Course Content

  • Practical projects
  • Industry knowledge
  • Environmental issues
  • Bricklaying techniques
  • Health and safety
  • Trips to Aston Hall
  • Practical integration of Maths and English
  • Employability
  • Independent learning
  • Peer teaching

The carpentry course is a level 1 qualification in construction crafts which involves both carpentry and joinery. During the course learners can design and make many different woodwork projects such as money boxes or even chess tables and these all fit into the carpentry unit criteria. The course allows learners to acquire the skills of a professional and put them into practise as either a career or as a hobby.

Bricklaying

‘Whatever good things we build end up building us’ Jim Rohn

Course Content

  • Practical projects
  • Industry knowledge
  • Environmental issues
  • Bricklaying techniques
  • Health and safety
  • Trips to Aston Hall
  • Practical integration of Maths and English
  • Employability
  • Independent learning
  • Peer teaching

The Bricklaying course is a Level 1 Certificate in Construction Crafts (QCF) and is designed to provide an introduction to the construction industry. The certificate will explore skills, knowledge and techniques needed for Bricklaying. Within the course learners will not only understand construction but environmental and health and safety issues. The students are encouraged to work on discussions as a group and develop their own skills independently. In the Bricklaying course to further the leaners knowledge we take the learners on trips to places like Aston Hall so they can explore different types of Brickwork. This qualification is a practical course that will progress you to further vocational learning in construction.