The Programme Schedule

The RAY programme is a two-year programme which launches in November and in the first runs from December through to April/May. The second year runs from December through to March, and ends with a university visit.  For those pupils who complete the programme, pupils receive an awards event.

The sessions are all run in the late afternoons; from 5pm–6pm, and students are expected to make their own way to and from the college, unless parents are bringing them.  However, parents are not expected to wait for their child.

There are no costs involved to your child whilst on the programme, and your child will not be expected to conduct any additional work/homework outside of their time with us in the classroom.

A typical schedule is shown below although dates and events are subject to change:

Year 9 Schedule

15th November 2018 
Launch Night 6.00-7.00pm

6th December 2018
Debate Night 5.00-6.00pm

24th January 2019 (Strand Sessions)
5.00-6.00pm
Art & Design (Craft & Design, Fine art, Graphic Design, Photography)
Business (Business studies, Economics, Accounting, Finance for Business)
Computer Science (Advanced Data Modelling, Creating Animations, E-Portfolios, Python Programming)
Creative and Communication Studies (Performing Arts, Music Technology, Film and Media, English in Action)
Health Science and Childcare (Creative play, Development through life stages, Health Promotion, Nutrition)
Humanities & Social Science (Geography, History, Law, Politics, Ethics & Philosophy, Criminology, Sociology, Religious Studies)
Sport (Anatomy & Physiology, Sport Science, Sport Coaching, Health and Fitness)
STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology)

28th February 2019 (Strand Sessions)
5.00-6.00pm
Art & Design (Craft & Design, Fine art, Graphic Design, Photography)
Business (Business studies, Economics, Accounting, Finance for Business)
Computer Science (Advanced Data Modelling, Creating Animations, E-Portfolios, Python Programming)
Creative and Communication Studies (Performing Arts, Music Technology, Film and Media, English in Action)
Health Science and Childcare (Creative play, Development through life stages, Health Promotion, Nutrition)
Humanities & Social Science (Geography, History, Law, Politics, Ethics & Philosophy, Criminology, Sociology, Religious Studies)
Sport (Anatomy & Physiology, Sport Science, Sport Coaching, Health and Fitness)
STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology)

28th March 2019 (Strand Sessions)
5.00-6.00pm
Art & Design (Craft & Design, Fine art, Graphic Design, Photography)
Business (Business studies, Economics, Accounting, Finance for Business)
Computer Science (Advanced Data Modelling, Creating Animations, E-Portfolios, Python Programming)
Creative and Communication Studies (Performing Arts, Music Technology, Film and Media, English in Action)
Health Science and Childcare (Creative play, Development through life stages, Health Promotion, Nutrition)
Humanities & Social Science (Geography, History, Law, Politics, Ethics & Philosophy, Criminology, Sociology, Religious Studies)
Sport (Anatomy & Physiology, Sport Science, Sport Coaching, Health and Fitness)
STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology)

9th May 2019 (Strand Sessions)
5.00-6.00pm
Art & Design (Craft & Design, Fine art, Graphic Design, Photography)
Business (Business studies, Economics, Accounting, Finance for Business)
Computer Science (Advanced Data Modelling, Creating Animations, E-Portfolios, Python Programming)
Creative and Communication Studies (Performing Arts, Music Technology, Film and Media, English in Action)
Health Science and Childcare (Creative play, Development through life stages, Health Promotion, Nutrition)
Humanities & Social Science (Geography, History, Law, Politics, Ethics & Philosophy, Criminology, Sociology, Religious Studies)
Sport (Anatomy & Physiology, Sport Science, Sport Coaching, Health and Fitness)
STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology)

Year 10 Schedule

6th December 2018
WOW Session 5.00-6.00pm

24th January 2019
ASE Session 5.00-6.00pm

28th February 2019
Team Building & Communication Skills 5.00-6.00pm

4th April 2019
Resilience 5.00-6.00pm

2nd May 2019
Russell Group university trip
Awards ceremony