Practical learning is one of The Canterbury Academy’s Pillars of Excellence. The Canterbury Academy provides opportunities for our students who are gifted and talented practically and these opportunities are often linked to the world of work.
In the middle schools students will study Food and Nutrition, Design and Technology and Textiles in Practical Learning. They will also have an opportunity to partake in practical activities, such as Hair and Beauty and Construction through pillars lessons.
In the senior schools students can choose to study Child Development and Care, Health and Social Care, Food and Nutrition, Hair and Beauty, Construction, Textiles and/or Product Design in Practical Learning. All of which are level 2 courses that combine both theory and practical assessments throughout.
In the Sixth Form students can choose to study a wide range of level 2 and 3 courses that are provided by a variety of exam boards enabling students to choose from the more traditional A level to the more practical courses. We currently offer Child Development and Care, Health and Social Care, Hair and Beauty, Construction, Business and Enterprise, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Chef’s Academy and The Peter Jones Entrepreneurship in Practical Learning. All of which are courses that combine both theory and practical assessments throughout.