Zone & House Organisation
Our pastoral structure is divded into Houses and our academic structure into Zones. Find out more detailed information about this below, including contact email addresses for staff in each area.
Pastorally, we organise children into one of 5 houses; Joule, Westwood, Morrissey, Marco Polo and Turing. This vertical tutoring method has been very successful and means your child will belong to a tutor group (for registration and form time only - not lessons) containing students from other year groups.
You can contact the relevant house leader below:
Head of Joule House: Ms Faulkner (email@example.com)
Head of Marco Polo House: Mr D Bridge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head of Morrissey House: Mr S Booth (email@example.com)
Head of Turing House: Mr Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head of Westwood House: Mrs Hill (email@example.com)
Our subjects are organised into Zones (rather than Departments). Below is a breakdown of each zone and the subjects that belong to it. You are also able to find contact details for staff in each area too.
All students in Years 10 and 11 follow a course in Mathematics appropriate to their ability and needs. For the majority of students this will lead to a final GCSE examination.
The English department teaches in mixed ability classes throughout the ability range, including at GCSE.
The proposed course in Music includes opportunities for candidates to develop their musical understanding through the interrelated activities of performing/realising and composing, and listening and appraising.
The purpose of the Physical Education course is to give a broader understanding of its importance in both work and leisure.
The GCSE Drama course is for you if you have enjoyed the drama you have done at Key Stage 3 and you want to develop your drama skills.
Do you have an interest in media products such as television, film, magazines, music and advertising? Media Studies is an accessible subject in that it focuses on many of those products that you often use on a daily basis.
G.C.S.E. Dance is for pupils who enjoy performing and choreographing contemporary dance, in groups and as a solo piece. The course also involves the study of prescribed set dance works such as Ghost Dances by Christopher Bruce. Year 11 pupils will sit a theory exam on the set dance works at the end of the year.
The course is designed to give you a wide choice of activities and let you show off what you can do best.
Find more information about all the subjects that make up the Technology Department: Graphic Products, Electronics, Food Studies, Resistant Materials and Textiles
See what the students did in our 2009 Summer School
History is a fascinating and useful subject. History is a popular GCSE option and builds upon the skills and knowledge that you have learnt at Key Stage 3.
Geography is about how your life is lived on your planet and why there are differences around the world. What could be more relevant to your future?
Find more information and documents related to different religions in this section.
Learning for Life is a new subject which all Year 7 pupils will follow from 2009
From September 2008 we offer a BTEC National First Certificate in Travel and Tourism. This course will be offered jointly by the Geography and Business Studies Departments.
If you are interested in the work and the people around you, this is the subject for you. It helps you to make decisions for yourself on all sorts of issues.
This year sees the introduction of the new GCSE for Key Stage 4. We are a language college and so all students will continue to study a language, including students taking vocational courses.
This interesting modern qualification replaces the previous Child Development course, and goes further covering two options worth of teaching time.
Please find more information on the subjects related to Science.
Walkden deliver Introductory OCR Entry Level Computing and IT at KS3
Today we live in a world where we are ‘Technologically reliant’ therefore it is vitally important that we equip our young people to cope with this
Business Studies is an ideal subject for developing a range of skills which will support you in further studies and/or employment.
Astronomy is the cutting edge of scientific discovery and studying it will enrich opportunities for students.
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