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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

November 
Launch Night 6.00-7.00pm

December 
Debate Night 5.00-6.00pm

January – April (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

December
WOW Session 5.00-6.00pm

January
ASE Session 5.00-6.00pm

February
Team Building & Communication Skills 5.00-6.00pm

March 
Resilience 5.00-6.00pm

April 
Russell Group university trip
Awards ceremony