Independence Year 11 & Post 16
The Independence iCollege is located at Richmond House, Bath Road, Newbury RG14 1QY and provides learners with a complete a curriculum. We are able to provide a balanced curriculum for the majority of learners in small groups and are also able to work with learners who require a more 1:1 support.
Qualification options include:
· GCSEs in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Art or Photography
· Level 1 and 2 Certificate Enterprise and Marketing
· BTech Food level 1 and Level 2
· Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 English, Mathematics and ICT
· Entry Level Curriculum (ELC) Art, Science
iCollege also offers; Careers support, PE and Outdoor Academy sessions such as Kayaking, Climbing, Canoeing, Archery, Bushcraft activities and other Personal and Social Skill enhancing options, including Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
iCollege can also offer alternative education activities according to learner need and interest. Including; Functional Skills, a reduced timetable, extra curricular activities such as 1:1 Outdoor Academy sessions, English Literature studies, Creative writing, Childcare, French, First Aid, Driving theory and Life skills. Learners’ Emotional Health, is supported, by our Lead Teacher, Pastoral Team, Mentors, Counsellor and Emotional Health Academy worker (EHA).
Our in-house careers teacher works closely with our students and supports careers development through liaison with colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers; organising work experience placements and arranging 1:1 Adviza sessions to meet students' needs.
Spring term 1
8th Feb National Apprenticeship Week
Spring term 2
1st March National Careers Week
6th March Sparsholt Virtual Open Event
Teacher INSET day Thursday 1st April 2021
Year 11 and Post 16
New Year 11 students - timetable
If attending all lessons and activities
Monday: 9.00 - 1.35 (2.10 PE)
Tuesday: 9.00 - 12.45
Wednesday: 9.00 - 12.45 (2.10 PE)
Thursday: 9.00 - 1.35
Friday: 9.00 - 1.35 (2.30 OA)
Yr 11 Students more than 3 miles from Independence may be helped with transport in the form of a bus or train pass or a taxi if far from a main public route. Transported pupils will need to be ready for 8am and drivers will only wait for 5 mins before leaving to avoid other students in the same vehicle being late for school. The West Berkshire Home to School transport policy and appeals information can be found on https://info.westberks.gov.uk
Post 16 timetables
Post 16 students have very individual timetables that are agreed at the start of term. We try to accommodate most combinations of subjects and qualifications as well as re-sits and work experience opportunities. Post 16 students have lessons most afternoons and those that are able to, attend lessons in the mornings when more Yr 11 students are in the building. Rooms are available for students to spend break and lunch with other Post 16 students.
SEN Post 16 students may apply for transport if more than 3 miles away but currently contribute £744 a year to the scheme. More information can be found on the West Berkshire Council- School Transport website. https://info.westberks.gov.uk/post16sen