Transition 2021

More information to follow

A warm welcome to Tudor Grange Academy! We hope that you will find the information on this page and the rest of our website useful. We will be continually updating this page so please do keep checking in.

Transition days are usually calendared for July and we are hopeful that these will be able to take place, however we will be guided by the current global situation and keep you informed about our plans. In the meantime, you will find some links above to presentations from our Principal, SLT Team and subject leaders. We will post more during the coming weeks.

It is important for you to be aware of the Year 9 curriculum and the options available to your child in September (option information will follow shortly). In Year 9 students must study those subjects that make up what is called “the compulsory core”. These subjects are English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science, Physical Education and four ‘standards’ pathways made up of the following:

  • Individuals and Society – a programme covering aspects of KS3 History and Geography
  • STEPS – social studies, theology, ethics, politics and sociology
  • Language Acquisition – a study of French, German and Spanish, including the culture of each country.
  • SAS (Skills Action Service) – an opportunity to participate in a range of exciting, practical-based activities

Students will also choose a combination of four ‘higher’ subjects. The subjects that students specialise in as ‘highers’ are subjects they will go on to eventually complete GCSEs in. The extra time in Year 9 enables students to be fully prepared but the GCSE content begins in Year 10. Students must study a humanity as one of their ‘higher’ subjects, either History/Geography and they are also encouraged to opt to complete a language which this year is German.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact me via email at mmcnamara@redditch.tgacademy.org.uk .

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

The Combined Cadet Force is a Uniformed Youth Organisation, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, that delivers valuable training and skills to young people aged 12 to 18 years old.
Their aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline. Training encompasses a range of different skills including:

  • Basic & Ceremonial Drill
  • Skill at Arms & Target Shooting
  • Fieldcraft & Campcraft Skills
  • Map Reading & Navigation
  • First Aid
  • Adventurous Training
  • Signals & Communications Training
  • Leadership & Instructional Techniques

The power point below has more information and contact details should your child wish to join.

DOWNLOAD: CCF Recruitment Presentation

Welcome to the Sixth Form

For those of you who have not studied with us here at TGAR before and have not seen the 6th form area, I wanted just to give you a tour and introduce myself to you as Head of 6th form.

Can’t wait to see you on Results Day!