We are always pleased to share information about our school and therefore hope that you will contact us should you require further details. If there is information or resources that you would like to have available on our website, then we would be very pleased to hear from you with your suggestion.
Beyond education, we offer a wide ride range of extra-curricular opportunities from clubs and societies through to charity and community opportunities. At the heart of everything we do is preparing young people for the next steps in their lives. We want to see our pupils flourish into independent, resilient and mature young people who are kind, organised and work hard to reach their full potential regardless of their background.
At Judgemeadow, we pride ourselves on making sure that our school not only offers the best academic opportunities, but is also able to provide a pastoral system which focuses on safety, well-being, and enriching pupil’s educational experiences so that young people are able to fully thrive. Every young person is a valued individual and we have the environment for them to achieve their goals; parents will know they can feel safe in the knowledge that their child will be nurtured to be everything they want to be.
At Judgemeadow we pride ourselves on making sure that our school not only offers the best academic opportunities, but is also able to provide a pastoral system which focuses on safety, well-being, and enriching pupil’s educational experiences so that young people are able to fully thrive. Every young person is a valued individual and we have the environment for them to achieve their goals; parents will know they can feel safe in the knowledge that their child will be nurtured to be everything they want to be.
The Judgemeadow curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils have a rewarding and enjoyable experience of school. To us this means that learning is a challenging and stimulating experience; one that successfully prepares pupils for their future.
Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our college. We aim to support the aspirations of all our students and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that effective careers education, information and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.
Students can choose from a range of over 20 extra curricular activities which range from those that explore a passion for science to art and design, music and sport. We encourage all of our pupils to pursue their extra curricula interests, supporting them beyond the curriculum to ensure they are well rounded young people. Performances throughout the year ensure that our students are able to share their talents with parents and other young people in the school, giving our students a platform on which to showcase their talent.
Sociology aims to foster in learners an understanding and critical awareness of the social world around them. The specification focuses on the importance of social structure in explaining social issues.
Sociology is taught at KS4 only. The course requires similar types of extended writing and critical thinking that will have been taught in several subjects, including History, at KS3.
As Sociology is not taught at KS3 there is no subject specific knowledge that can be retained. However, a broad understanding of the UK, the education system and social inequality will help. The KS4 curriculum will draw on the student’s personal experience, for example, of their own family and their education to contextualise the course content. The core principles underpinning the WJEC Eduqas curriculum are:
The Eduqas specification has been designed to for equal and fair access by all students. It has: " been designed to avoid, where possible, features that could, without jusitifcation, make it more difficult for a learner to achieve because they have a particular protected characteristic.”
Sociology is taught as a two year KS4 option either in year 9 into year 10 or Year 10 into Year 11. The curriculum is limited to those aspects required by the terminal examination. Component 1 (Families, education and sociological Research methods) and Component 2 (Social differentiation and stratification, crime & deviance and applied methods of sociological enquiry) are all required content.
All lessons incorporate retrieval practice, constant focus on retention of key specific knowledge, explicit teaching of tier 2 as enabling language to access subject specialist tier 3 language.
New content is explored in chunks with the opportunity to embed and exemplify with think piece reading and tangible examples to help bolster and explore knowledge.