New Campus Basildon Studio School

New Campus Basildon Studio School, which is sponsored by Seevic College, and supported by Anglia Ruskin University, is the first in the region, and opened in September 2013.

The Studio School welcomes a total of 340 students aged between 14 and 19 years old, and offers a range of mainstream qualifications for children of all abilities, delivered through practical projects which gives students the opportunity to work closely with local employers from an early age.

Local employers are involved in all aspects of the curriculum, and help identify the skill gaps and experience needed for the workplace. Studying in this unique, employment focused way, students develope employability and life skills through ongoing work experience and work placements - allowing them to gain a first-hand understanding of the workplace, as well as get paid for their time in post 16 placements.

New Campus Basildon Studio School has two specialist areas of focus, and developes learners’ skills relevant to either the Health and Social Care sector, or the Sports and Leisure sector.

Whilst at the Studio School, pre-16 students study for their key GCSEs in English, Maths, Science and ICT. Alongside these core GCSEs, students choose to follow either the English Baccalaureate route, which includes taking GCSEs in a foreign language and either History or Geography, or choose a specialist vocational qualification in Health & Social Care, or Sport.

Post-16 options include a range of A Levels, as well as vocational qualifications in Health & Social Care, or Sport, allowing students to specialise and prepare for employment in these fields.

Students develop key employability and life skills through the CREATE skills framework, with the help of a personal coach.

The unique program at the Studio School continues outside the classroom, where alongside their timetabled lessons students spend a significant amount of time each week in paid and unpaid work placements, linked directly to employment opportunities in the local area.

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