Calder High School. 21 st Century Learning. Learning. Vision. Class of 2016. Curriculum. Teaching. Resources. Meeting the challenge A 21 st Century Curriculum. “ We must quit training kids for our past, and instead prepare them for their future.” Tony Blair Former Prime Minister.
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“ We must quit training kids for our past, and instead prepare them for their future.”
Former Prime Minister
Well-educated pupils are socially, personally and emotionally intelligent, know what knowledge they need and how to acquire and use it in various contexts.
Mick Waters, QCA
An effective curriculum enables all pupils to feel that they are gifted and talented.
We need to abandon the approach of designing progression routes for the ‘ideal learner’ and then differentiating the curriculum for young people who do not fit this mould.
Disability Rights Commission
The curriculum should not be seen as something limited to school and formal education, but should be holistic and widespread.
Financial Services Skills Council
Assessment should focus on identifying what learners can do rather than grading them according to what they cannot.
Royal National Institute for the Blind
Key Stage 4
2006 - 2010
Performance for the last four years consistently above the average in all other schools across the country
Key Stage 4
Percentage of pupils gaining 5 or more
A* - C grades in their GCSEs
Our best ever results !
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Specialist Status in Technology
Awarded in 2000
Massive investment in resources
Meeting the needs of 21st Century learners
New Professional Standard Catering Teaching Room
Handheld voting technologies in maths
Our status as a Specialist Technology College has allowed us to purchase new heat processing equipment from Flamefast UK ltd. which will allow our design and technology students to add brazing, forging and casting to their armoury of skills.
This equipment allows us to further develop our engineering capability, and also feed into the range of processes available for our A level Product Design and Art, Craft & Design students. In particular, for Art, Craft & Design, it allows us to cast bronze sculptures and undertake decorative metal work which is a unique facility for a secondary school.”
Celebrating Earth Day (22 April 2010) : Sweet & Maxwell volunteers pictured above with staff and students. A wide variety of plants, vegetables and herbs have been planted in our Eco garden which supplies the Technology kitchen.
2010: over sixty students from our local Specialist Technology College partner schools designed and built a fleet of working hovercraft in just one day.The event, organised in partnership with the University of Bradford’s School of Engineering, Design and Technology, brought together students from Calder, Rastrick, St Catherine’s and Calderdale College to design, build and test their own mini-hovercrafts capable of carrying a student-pilot, from a range of materials given to them at the start of the day.
Year 12 and 13 Product Design students host a visit and presentation from global flooring giant InterfaceFLOR – the largest modular carpet manufacturer in the world. Senior Product, Design and Innovation Director Nigel Stansfield described to the students the process of turning their business from a “normal traditional business, to one which looks at sustainability in its products and its operations on a daily basis”.
Students take part in a design consultation workshop with architects from the Leeds-based firm Bauman Lyons …
Technology Challenge Day for four local schools. Year 8 Calder High students joined by students from Park Lane, Halifax High and Ravenscliffe special school for the all-day event.
2 tiers of entry
Higher tier A*-C
Foundation C -G
All GCSEs can be taken in ONE year
APPLIED (VOCATIONAL) LEARNING
BTEC First Certificate First Diploma
Level 1 / 2 Level 1/ 2
Equivalent to 2 GCSEs Equivalent to 4 GCSEs
(at grade G - D) (at grade G – D)
(at grade C – A*) (at grade C – A*)
These courses can be taken in ONE year
Off-site vocational training courses