Key Stage 4

Pupils in KS4 have access to a board and balanced curriculum which provided opportunities to prepare for adulthood as well as progress academically. Pupils work towards achieving a range of entry level qualifications with some students working towards GCSEs.

The school hosts a careers event each year which all pupils, parents and carers from year 9 upwards are welcome to attend to find out what is available for students post 16.

Year 11

College Sessions – Park Community Academy has strong links with Blackpool and The Fylde College and Myerscough college. Our year 11 pupils access these colleges one day each week to experience a range of courses and college life to help them pre and plan for their next steps after Park Community Academy.  

The range of courses include;

Blackpool and the Fylde college – Painting and decorating, plasters, media studies, Travel and tourism, sports, motor vehicle, computing and catering.

Myerscough – Motor sports, photography, animal care, sports and Horticulture and Practical Countryside Skills

Work Experience - Pupils are able to experience the world of work through work experience placements.  The school works with Education Business Partnership to provide safe and quality placements for students for 1 week. Recent placements have been Westair Engineering, Sandcastle Water Park, B&M Stores, and New House Nursey.

            

Residential – Year 11 students are given the opportunity to develop their independent living skills through an action packed residential at Bendrigg, Kendal. As well as take on chores around the lodge, pupils will take part in kayaking, rock climbing, orienteering, abseiling and much more. 

      

Prom- The year is ended with a traditional year 11 prom, allowing pupils to celebrate their hard work and achievements.

Curriculum Key Stage 4