Rationale

Due to the huge diversity within our learners, three broad groups or strands of our curriculum have developed. Every endeavour is made to create teaching groups that are needs led and as homogenous as possible. Whilst we attempt to keep children in their natural Key Stage (KS), there are occasions where the needs of the child are best served in a higher or lower KS, either for the full timetable or for specific areas of learning.

The strands can be summarised in the following way:

At the Formal end of our curriculum students undertake a range of accredited courses over the 14-19 phase. Qualifications from OCR, AQA, Edexcel, City & Guilds and ASDAN awarding bodies are taken and include the following:

  • GCSE or equivalent courses in English, Maths, Science, PE, RE, History, ICT, Creative I Media, Statistics
  • Entry Level English, Maths, Science
  • Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (from Entry 1 to Level 2)
  • ASDAN Bronze and Silver Awards
  • ASDAN Personal Progress
  • ASDAN Short Courses and Life Skills Challenge
  • ARTS Award and Arts Bronze
  • City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development
  • City & Guilds Skill for Working Life - Land Based Studies


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