Subjects at KS3 and KS4
It was decided that from September 2014 onwards Merit would no longer teach Btec qualifications. As a small school we cannot cover the range of subjects we would like to and need to focus on the most important subjects of Maths and English with regard to a student returning to mainstream school.
Having completed a survey of schools in the area and with the introduction of the Progress 8 measure KS4 students follow to GCSE exam level
Each term one full day is dedicated to PSHE with visiting speakers and visitors coming into Merit to ensure students have a full and rounded experience in all areas required. This includes sex and health education delivered by the school nurse, Internet safety, Youth Offending prevention team presentation and Financial awareness sessions amongst others.