The Brier School

The Brier School

Preparing for life – Building on our strengths

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KS4 Gems Pod

We have two classes in our KS4: Gems Pod. Our Year 10 Class will be preparing for examinations whilst also taking part in various Brier charities. We cover a wide range of outdoor activities such as Road Safety, Bus Training and Cycling. We attend college once a week and have links with the local community for work experience. Our pupils in the Year 11 Class are working hard to make their final year at The Brier School a very special one. Some pupils are working towards Functional Skills Level qualifications, some will be doing some GCSE’s and others will be completing their Life and Living Skills Awards. All pupils will be actively considering their next steps on to Further Education.


Key Stage 4 pupils will also have extended activities to prepare them for leaving The Brier School such as:

  • Attending a local college.
  • Taking their Cycling Proficiency tests.
  • Have training by qualified instructors to safely travel on public transport – Bus training.
  • Key Stage 4 pupils will also undertake their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards with qualified instructors. This will entail walking expeditions, camping and Life Skills in the Outdoors.
  • To have outdoor experiences at Top Barn Outdoor Adventure Centre.
  • Pupils have a Work Experience with an outside agency or in house within our school environment according to their needs.