GCSE and IGCSE
Sometimes students find that the MYP is not right for them.
Sometime families worry that their children will not progress in their chosen career without Maths and English GCSEs.
For these reasons we give students the chance to enter for GCSES or IGCSEs - normally in MYP5 (Year 11). The subjects we can offer will vary depending on the exact nature of the circumstances but will usually include:
Because we do so much work on sustainability we can also offer the Cambridge IGCSE in Environmental Management. The image below shows the syllabi of some IGCSEs.
For some students the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness from Asdan is a good certificate to show their lifeskills.
"The Trust's John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It is inclusive, accessible and non-competitive, though should challenge each participant. The Award encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment through a structured yet adaptable scheme, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration."
To achieve a John Muir Award, each participant must:
Meet our four Challenges
Complete the required time commitment
Show enthusiasm and commitment towards their involvement
Have an awareness of John Muir
Understand what the John Muir Award is and why they are participating
There are three different levels. The four Challenges are met for each level, increasing in responsibility and ownership.
Discovery Award – four days/25+ hours minimum time commitment
Explorer Award – eight days/50+ hours
Conserver Award – 20 days/125+ hours across at least six months
The John Muir Trust provide a very useful Information Handbook.
OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
With the staff at The Wilderness we have developed a framework for teaching and assessing leadership skills. You can read about this here.