6th Form curriculum

Pupils in the 6th Form continue to follow a highly personalised curriculum. Core curriculum subjects are the same as in key stages 1-4 and also include Work-Related Learning:

  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) including Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and Behaviour (Removing barriers to learning)
  • English Basic Skills (with an emphasis on expressive and receptive communication)
  • Mathematics Basic Skills
  • ICT Basic skills
  • Work-related learning

Pupils may also choose from various vocational and leisure pathways including:

  • Horticulture
  • Retail and Enterprise
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports & Leisure

An increasing emphasis is placed on learning and applying skills in the community, including on supported community placements (for example through work experience on a local allotment or membership at a sports club).

Learning is planned to support all learners to:

  • see the relevance of the curriculum to their own experiences and aspirations
  • have sufficient opportunities to succeed in their learning at the highest standard.

Pupils’ achievements are recognised through nationally accredited awards such as ‘Towards Independence’ module awards (ASDAN), AQA Special Units and Music Medals.