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Key stage 5 (16-19)

The purpose of the curriculum in Sixth Form is to equip young people with autism to reach their full potential and work confidently, effectively and independently as possible in preparation for adulthood.    We do this through a broad curriculum consisting of Functional Skills, Personal and Social Development, Life Skills and Work Related Learning. All these areas provide access to greater knowledge and understanding of the local community, healthy living, independent living and meaningful employment which enables students to gain a greater degree of independence.

 Students are encouraged to apply their skills to real-life everyday situations thus enabling them to access their community as fully as possible; while making sure they are safe, happy and confident in meeting life’s challenges.  The curriculum is personalised with a focus on building on each individual’s strengths and interests.   It is designed to develop their skills, attitudes and confidence that will support progression to their chosen destination.  Achievements are recognised and valued through termly assessments and nationally recognised qualifications.  

We use Person Centred Planning to ensure all students & family contribute to the development of an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  These are reviewed annually and are referred to and informed by the Person Centred Annual Review.  We work with the Career Service, Community Learning Disability Team (CLDS), local colleges and Social Care providers to plan for successful student transition at post 19.  

Programme of study and accreditation for students aged 16 - 19 working at Entry level 1 or below -  ASDAN Personal progress

This Entry Level 1 Qualification is made up of units which can be broadly divided into the following areas: Personal Development, Functional Skills, Independent Living Skills and Vocational/Work Skills.   Units are given a credit value, which means a unit involves a notional number of learning hours. Depending on the number of units completed a student may get one of 3 qualifications;

  • Awards (1-12 credits)
  • Certificates (13 – 36 credits)
  • Diplomas (37+ credits)

Programmes of study and accreditation for students aged 16 – 19 working at Entry 2, 3 and NC Level 1 - WJEC – Entry Pathways

The WJEC suite of Entry Level Certificates, Awards and Diplomas are provided within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), which is designed to provide learners with an inclusive and flexible regulated qualifications framework that recognises the widest possible range of quality-assured learner achievements.

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