Key Stage 4 at NUAST
At NUAST in Key Stage 4 we aim to provide a focused, professional and high achieving environment in which young people can develop and flourish. Our students wear Business dress to the academy, just as they would for work and they go about their studies with pride in their professional appearance and conduct. As a result, our Year 10 and Year 11 students are a credit to us and are learning how to instinctively behave in a professional, high performance environment. Many of our employer partners comment on their excellent conduct and maturity.
Our ethos is very much about opportunity; students are offered a variety of schemes, challenges, opportunities and enrichment activities throughout the year. They are learning a combination of professional, employability and practical skills which will prepare them for their next stage in life.
Head of Year
Year 10 Tutor Team
Mentor time is between 8.30-8.45 and is an opportunity for our students to network with each other, have 1-1 mentoring with their tutor and to learn essential working skills. The mentor programme is as follows:
- Monday- Review of previous week's attendance and rewards data
- Tuesday- Assembly/PSHE weekly themed activities
- Wednesday- Mentoring with tutors, Head of Year or SLT
- Thursday- PSHE weekly themed activities
- Friday- Mentoring with tutors, Head of Year or SLT
On Wednesday and Friday mornings, students work in one-to-one or small group sessions, with their individual mentors. These sessions are tailored to the needs of each individual, or group, and change throughout the academic year. Students may receive mentoring sessions ranging from subject specific support, to future careers advice and planning.