Scarisbrick Hall Middle School
ONE ISLAND NATION
As well as the traditional subjects, all Year 5 and 6 pupils embark on our own course called “One Island Nation”. This course studies elements of History, Geography and Classical Civilisation and links it to our understanding of our present society in Britain.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PASSPORT
The Middle School Passport runs throughout Years 5 and 6 and enables pupils to develop a wide variety of academic and social skills. As part of their Entrance Examination, pupils will present their work in the form of an A3 Passport book, highlighting activities they have taken part in outside of school, along with certificates and awards they have received.
At the end of Year 6, pupils will be assessed on the work they have produced. Based on this assessment they will receive their Passport, where they will commence the second part of their Middle School studies in Year 7 & 8 through their Diploma.
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIPLOMA
The Middle School Diploma is a progressive award, starting in Year 7. It has been created to allow pupils within upper Middle School to progress their learning in a more independent way and to recognise pupil progress in all aspects of their school life. It provides them with the opportunity to develop more of the independent and collaborative learning and life skills, required for College.
Credits will be awarded for pupil input and progress within a number of key areas. The responsibility will be on the pupil for gathering evidence and recording information in their planner highlighting when they have been allocated credits. These credits will then in turn be signed off during form time by the class teacher and recorded in the pupil portfolio.
Every pupil will have their own portfolio to be kept in their classroom. Within this, pupils will not only record their credits across the Diploma areas but also keep evidence of certificates and awards which they have gained throughout their Middle School years.
At the end of Year 8, pupils will again be assessed and, dependent on their performance within this Diploma, will be awarded a level of achievement which will be Pass, Merit, or Distinction (Gold Award). Those pupils achieving highly in the campaign element of their Diploma may also gain their level 1 LAMDA award at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Those pupils not gaining sufficient credits to receive a diploma may receive commendations for individual areas of the diploma. These pupils will have a meeting with Senior staff to advise them how they are best to progress as they move into College.