Treasure House staff try to accommodate every student’s expertise and interests, therefore we are able to (where funding permits) provide access to other subjects, some of which are listed immediately below
- GCSE Biology
- GCSE Business Studies
- GCSE French
- GCSE Music
- GCSE Psychology
- GCSE Spanish
- GCSE Sociology
“Music can change the world, because it can change people”Bono
Every year during our student feedback activities, we would hear that Music was important. For the past few years we have created a carousel system where we offered African Drumming (with the amazing Sandra Dyer from Drumhead), Singing/Songwriting, Drumming (with drumkit) and other opportunities to be musical.
Currently we are working with Jodie Abacus, a Lewisham based Singer/Songwriter who has experience of supporting young people with Special Educational Needs. Some of our young people have a passion for performance whilst some prefer to make beats or record tracks.
We area also offering one student a GCSE in Music in 2018/19.
Unit Award Scheme
“Why wouldn’t we accredit everything our students achieve?!”
We use the AQA Unit Award Scheme (UAS) to recognise projects and practical work that isn’t part of a qualification, or where a student only has time to complete some of a qualification. The Unit Award Scheme consists of thousands of pre-written units, but you are welcomed to write your own.
Often a student wants to build up knowledge and experience of an area before going on to study it or work in it. We have offered a retail UAS to a young person, for example, which enabled him to go on and volunteer in a charity shop.
We’re currently working on units for Painting & Decorating and Building a Chicken Run (for our new chickens).
‘In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality”
Photography graduate Melanie Jones is our English A-Level, Media Studies GCSE and photography teacher. She began teaching Arts Award to Treasure House students in 2018/19 and is making waves with the images they have produced. Students experience a range of methodology involved in setting up a studio, designing a shoot for a particular purpose, learning how to manipulate a DSLR and editing software and shooting images outdoors.
Photography is a relatively new form of art to be taught at Treasure House, but one that we hope will continue culminating in regular exhibitions of student work.