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Life at School

About life here at West Coventry Academy



PSHE is taught as part of weekly Faith & Society lessons both from Years 7-11 which also cover RE and Citizenship content. To ensure our students receive a diverse and well-rounded education in these areas, we complement lessons with a termly off-timetable day where each year group covers PSHE, RE and citizenship elements in-depth, often working with outside specialists such as the NHS, Mental Health services, Universities, the Air Force, Road Safety specialists, the Fire Brigade, representatives from different faiths or the Young Offenders service. We aim to provide the widest possible opportunities for students to develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural knowledge and understanding so they are ready to take their lives into their own hands when they leave us. We also strive to instil a healthy tolerance of and respect for democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and different faiths and beliefs including those without faith through a blend of timetabled lessons, assemblies, registration activities and off-timetable days.

PSHE Day 21 June 2017

Year 7s undertook a series of forensic investigations, working with our Science Department and the police to solve a murder as part of their Crime Day!

Year 8s learned how to look after their mental and physical health and develop their drug awareness in a series of workshops with outside providers. They finished the day with a carousel of - among other sessions - Boxercise, Zumba and Taekwondo!

Year 9 worked with Prison me no way! to learn about young people and the law, the British magistrate and court system and about the devastating consequences of gang culture and of spending time in prison.

Year 10s used the day to undertake and reflect on pre-exam assessments and tasks in English and Maths in preparation of their upcoming GCSE trial examinations. They also learned about different relaxation techniques to better cope with exam stress.

The Year 12 into 13 day had two strands: UCAS and Apprenticeships. The UCAS route saw students spending the day at Coventry University not only learning about what to include in their personal statement but also having the opportunity to start their first draft. The apprenticeship students were at THW with external providers in the morning and had a mock interview in the afternoon conducted by HR staff from Coventry Building Society.

You can see a gallery of photos from the day below: