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
Launch Night 6.00-7.00pm
Debate Night 5.00-6.00pm
January – April (Strand Sessions)
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
WOW Session 5.00-6.00pm
ASE Session 5.00-6.00pm
Team Building & Communication Skills 5.00-6.00pm
Russell Group university trip