ASDAN Short Course
This is a course for students who have had no experience of Cantonese and are interested in learning a modern foreign language. The sessions will focus upon conversational Cantonese and will provide students with opportunities to explore aspects of Chinese culture and tradition.
ASDAN Activities Award
ASDAN Activities Award enrichment is focusing on activities to develop skills and knowledge through cooking and food preparation. This course helps learners develop practical cooking skills, as well as personal, social & communication skills. Learners will become independent in the kitchen, learning a life skill that will develop time management and give them a sense of accomplishment each week. Over the course of the year, learners will make different seasonal dishes & create an enrichment diary with all their recipes alongside photographic evidence of their creations
Students will be able to continue the Corley Academy tradition of performing a show. We hope to have a public performance in the Summer of 2024. You will develop your confidence and skills in drama performance and work towards an Arts Award. The group will be working towards achieving a LAMDA Examination (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) qualification.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL BE IN YEARS 9, 10 and 11
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
A Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. You can take part in programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. We will be starting at Bronze Level.
You will achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:
- Volunteering: helping in the local community
- Physical: games or sport or walking in the local area
- Skills: any skill which you can develop, for example, photography, music or maybe cooking
- Expedition: planning a route, packing a rucksack, walking, cooking and setting up camp for the night.
You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills and going on an expedition.
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons is the most popular role-playing game in the world, made popular by shows like Stranger Things and Critical Role.
- Create your own original character and work together to tell an exciting fantasy story over the whole school year.
- Decide your character's actions and abilities, then roll dice to see how well they succeed.
- Learn how to listen, improvise, and problem solve as you work with your classmates to explore fantastical settings, solve puzzles, and defeat villains.
No experience is required; we will begin with character creation then begin the game, learning rules as they come up.
ASDAN Expressive Arts Short Course
Students will have the opportunity to study all areas of Film Making, including writing, directing, editing, prop making, costume, camera work, acting, sound and cinematography. This will culminate in the creation of a film showcasing all of these skills. This course is suited to students with an outgoing and creative personality, who are keen to show off these skills in the creation of their own movie. The completed film will be shown in school at the end of the school year for friends and family of the students involved to come and watch.
The ASDAN French short course
Students will work through the French short course using the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking to complete challenges to use as evidence in their portfolio.
We will be completing the following units:
- It’s My Life
- Just Getting In Touch
- What’s it Like Over There?
- My Language
The French Short Course incorporates the development of the following key skills:
- Coping with Problems
- Use of IT
- Use of English
The course encourages positive attitudes to language learning, an awareness of the nature of language learning as well as an awareness of other cultures.
Healthy Living and Fitness
WJEC Entry 3 Certificate
Healthy Living and Fitness qualification provides learners with the opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting and health and fitness activities. These will be assessed, with the possibility of a visit from an external moderator towards the end of the course. Students must take part in sporting activities as a part of development and assessment. Students will develop an understanding of factors which contribute to their own and others healthy living and fitness.
RHS Level 1 Introduction to Horticulture
The club will be based around the RHS and a Level one qualification for introduction to Horticulture.
This enrichment group will allow our students to grow a range of fruits and vegetables that we can use in school to make meals out of.
ASDAN Activities Award
Allowing for opportunities to engage with and explore the past, this course will look at a range of key events from history. Students will take part in a range of exciting activities which will develop key skills such as discussion, teamwork and literacy.
Living Independently and RoadWise
ASDAN Living Independently Short Course and RoadWise Short Course
The Living Independently Short Course contains nine modules:
- Earning and spending money
- Keeping track of your money
- Making financial choices
- A place of your own
- Health and wellbeing
- Cooking on a budget
- Practical cooking skills
- Career management
- Preparing for the world of work
Each learner will need their own copy of the Short Course student book or an e-portfolio login – this contains the challenge content and recording documents.
The RoadWise Short Course features seven modules:
- Responsibility and consequence
- Danger on the road
- The law and antisocial behaviour
- Transport and the environment
- Vehicle maintenance and repair
- Getting from A to B
- Vulnerable people
Rockschool Qualifications/Arts Award
You will learn to play an instrument and how to perform as part of a band. You will develop your musicianship, listening skills and technical skills through playing music together. There will be other interesting music-related opportunities and activities, allowing you to work towards Rockschool and/or Arts Award qualifications in the Summer Term.
RHS Campaign for School Gardening Level 1-5
The RHS Campaign for School Gardening Level 1-5 inspires and supports schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development.
Some of the direct benefits of gardening and spending time outdoors can be wide ranging:
- Improves physical and mental well-being
- Builds life skills such as confidence, teamwork and communication
- Enhances literacy, numeracy and oracy skills
- Enriches the entire curriculum from Science, Maths and Geography, to Art, Design and Languages
- Encourages a better and healthier lifestyle
- Teaches about the environment and sustainability
- Helps young people engage with their surroundings better and develop a sense of responsibility
This Enrichment involves being outdoors in all weathers and getting your wellies muddy and your hands dirty. We will also be learning how to light and manage a fire safely in the school woodland area - so a change of clothes would be appropriate.
ASDAN Volunteering Short Course
The Volunteering and Volunteering as an Adult Short Courses each contain three modules, corresponding to different aspects of volunteering:
- Get ready to volunteer – volunteering planner
- Your volunteering experiences – volunteering log
- Making the most of your volunteering – volunteering review
It will require students to plan how they are going to volunteer whilst seeking out volunteering opportunities inside school and in the wider community. Students will then undertake volunteering placements before reflecting on their experiences.
ASDAN Activities Award
This project is designed for school students to enrich their minds and souls with the culture, music and rhythms of the world. The current content of the project covers many subjects and aspects of the curriculum and key stages using World Percussion and Drumming as a tool. All the students will have a hands on experience with the project to help improve day to day learning skills as well as learning about the heritage and historical background of the rich instruments. I believe that world music not only enriches ones understanding of diverse music types but also increases young minds to explore and understand everyday aspects of life. The current project, with the aid of world drumming, is tailored to enhance other learning, such as;
- Listening skills
- Cultural history
- Physical sciences
- social understanding
The projects objective is to offer young students an introductory course in World music in an environment that is both fun and nurturing. Ultimately, we hope to inspire a passion for music in every child.