Moat Community College

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Useful information for parents and students. Term dates, school hours etc. Please select an area from the sub-menu for more information.

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A message from the new Principal Brian Killeen

The staff, governors and students would like to welcome you to Moat Community College. We are very proud of our school. It has a distinctive character and ethos and is a caring and supportive learning community. The school’s motto is ‘Maximising Our Achievement Together’. This reflects our belief that all of our students can achieve very highly academically and in all other areas. It also reflects that we recognise the need to work closely together within the school and with our community to achieve this website : Moat is a very successful school; it was described as ‘Good’ in all areas in the most recent OFSTED report (January 2014). In particular the school was praised for its teaching and the behaviour of its students. The school has recently had an extensive rebuild and we will use our new facilities to ensure that our students receive the best teaching possible. We will aim to encourage our students to believe in themselves, to work hard and to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Brian Killeen. Further information : Further information regarding the school curriculum is available from the school office (e-mail or phone 01162625705).

The Curriculum at Moat

Aims, Values, and Purposes. Moat’s curriculum fulfils the college aim of being dynamic, engaging, innovative and inclusive. In years 7 and 8 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum with the opportunity to try out all the design and technology areas and the modern languages options before having to choose subjects to study in more depth. Years 7 and 8 students follow the full National Curriculum and study art and design, citizenship, design and technology, English, humanities (geography, history, RE), ICT mathematics, modern languages, music, personal development education, physical education and science with our partner In year 9,10 and 11 between the ages of 13 and 16 – two things change: Option to specialise in four option subjects as well as studying the core curriculum of English, mathematics, science, PE, RE PDP and ICT. All students work towards GCSE or equivalent qualifications at 16. This means that students have to choose their subjects carefully, bearing in mind the type of assessment each subject has and what suits their learning style (some courses have lots of coursework, others have lots of practical work and some have exams only).

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