Students are given the opportunity to study an option each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
These options are designed to engage students into teaching and learning, motivate and improve behaviour, develop vocational skills and enhance students’ knowledge, achievement and attainment.
This curriculum enables personalised learning that equips students with the skills they need to progress and achieve, and the choices available are as follows:
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Art & Design
Our students have the option of completing a range of Art & Design qualifications including WJEC GCSE Art & Design, NCFE Level 1 and Level 2 Award in Creative Craft.
There are a number of avenues students can take when completing NCFE creative Craft such as Textiles, Floristry, Cake decorating and Art & Design.
Within Art, the qualifications aim to extend and further develop students’ skills, extend students’ knowledge and understanding of the creative craft process and demonstrate Health and Safety throughout.
Students explore raw materials, evaluate their own work, develop ideas and learning through the craft process; and have the opportunity to display pieces of art work throughout the school, giving students a sense of pride and ownership of their achievements.
We hold Extra English classes in the school week from Tuesday to Thursday, during the final period of the day.
Students choose this option in order to enhance their Reading and Writing skills, alongside Speaking and Listening techniques.
During these option periods, students are taught all the skills they need to gain awards in Functional Skills English.
Functional Skills are available to students from Entry Levels 1-3 and Levels 1-2. It is a successful option and covers a range of topics, along with giving students many opportunities to learn from ‘the alternative classroom’ including our very own Goodison Park.
Maths Options – ‘Maths Blast’
We have a small group of students who have chosen to do Extra Maths in the afternoons. They complete two regular catch-up lessons in the classroom and one creative lesson a week which takes place at Everton Football Club in the Executive boxes. Some activities include demonstrating their knowledge through quizzes, using their creativity to complete displays and being taken on offsite on Mathematical based trips were they can apply what they have learned in the real world.
Key Stage 4: Year 10 and 11 students currently follow the NCFE Music Technology Award.
DJing is a core element of the music programme offered at Everton Free School.
Students learn the basics of DJing and the following skills:
* Mixing techniques including ‘beat matching’ and ‘looping’
* How to set up a DJ station
* How the various components interact with each other.
We currently have three DJ stations set up in the music room, all with different functions and offering a variety of effects and methods in which songs can be mixed and DJ sets can be built.
Students build their record libraries from songs within their own collections and others sourced from the internet. Each student works on a six-song DJ set, which is performed in school.
Professional DJs come in to school regularly to perform for the students and work with them on a one-to-one basis.
Students also have the opportunity to learn how to play piano, sing, play drums and guitar. These can be taught as a group or in a one-to-one lesson after school if the student feels he/she needs more time.
During music lessons students often go into Liverpool to learn about the history of music in our city and discover new talent by watching live music.
Some of our Year 11 students have been accepted into various music colleges in Liverpool to further their study of the subject.
Dance is a great way to help improve students’ physical health and their wellbeing.
Our dance programme offers Level 1 & 2 Dance Leadership qualifications which serve to engage students. It gives you the tools to lead physical activity sessions and, further, develop your employability skills.
One Year 11 student said: “Dance Leaders has really given me the confidence to go out and chase my dreams.”
The Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust Achieve programme is a flexible provision for 11-19-year-olds who are experiencing challenges with attendance, attainment or motivation and may be at risk of exclusion or not attaining the grades they are capable of.
It is designed to help young people who are struggling to develop important character skills through relevant, engaging and informal learning, and connect them with the world of work.
Students will have access to a qualified construction tutor, available at all their Free to Choose sessions. They will also be a part of various community projects throughout the city – for example providing a wheelchair accessible allotment for one of our local SEND schools – and they will gain joinery and gardening skills as part of projects in the community and enterprise.
Prince’s Trust groups in the past have completed projects alongside companies like Merseyrail and Merseytravel, as well as Everton in the Community.
As part of the programme, students explore the following:
- Personal and social development – by working in small groups you are able to meet new people and make new friends
- Life skills – through fun and interactive sessions, you will learn how to manage money, be healthy and stay safe
- Active citizenship – working as part of a team to make a difference to your local community
- Enterprise project – this is a Dragons’ Den-style challenge which puts your entrepreneurial skills to the test
- Preparation for work – learning how to create a tip-top CV, practice for future interviews and explore your skills and talents
Sport at Everton Free School aims to develop pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.
Our sport curriculum aims to enable all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity: in lessons you will develop a wide range of skills, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully and, when you are performing, think about what you are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions.
You also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.
In our sport and extra-curricular programmes, pupils learn about the key concepts of physical education, which are:
- Healthy, active lifestyles
And they learn about the key processes that underpin these:
- Developing skills
- Making and applying decisions
- Developing physical and mental capacity
- Evaluating and improving
- Making informed choices
Each student receives two hours of entitlement to core PE every week (two lessons).
For those students who choose sport as an Option, a further three hours are added.
For Free to Choose Friday, students can choose sport for a further three hours and aim to obtain an accredited qualification – Level 1-2 NCFE in Health and Fitness.
Everton Free School is also entered into a Football League run by Liverpool County FA in which students compete against 14 other Alternative Provision schools.
We also work with local boxing clubs including Anfield and Liverpool North Boxing Clubs – those students who opt to choose boxing within core sport lessons can work towards the England Junior Boxers Leaders Award.
Sports include: Dance (leading to a Sports Leaders UK Dance Award), badminton, football, dodgeball, table tennis and boxing.
Table Tennis is offered as an option here at Everton Free School.
It is a fun way to exercise, make new friends and socialise while developing co-ordination, timing, balance and improving personal fitness.
Players learn the etiquette, rules and regulations of Table Tennis, and have the added opportunity to progress onto, and enter, local Youth Table Tennis leagues and competitions.