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Key Stage 4 &

Post 16

Key Stage 4


The Key stage 4 (year 10 & 11) curriculum is designed to allow our students to have access to the level of qualification that will support them with onward education or career. 


Our approach provides life experiences to further embed their understanding of the knowledge and skills they are learning. These experiences also provide the opportunity for further understanding of how they fit in society as a whole, their role within their community and how they as individuals can effectively contribute toward their own future and outcomes.


Core Subjects:

All students will study toward accredited courses in English, Mathematics, Science, personal & Social development and ICT.


 Subject                            Level


 English                            Entry Level 1 – GCSE


 Mathematics                    Entry Level 1 – GCSE


 Science                           Entry Level Certificate (GCSE available as an option)


 PSD                                 Btec L1 & Btec L2


 ICT                                  Functional Skills L1 & L2




 Students are able to choose 2 options in Key Stage 4. We aim to provide the following options. 


 Combined Science


 Art and Design






 Applied Business


 Food Tech


 Health & Social Care


 Modern Languages




 Religious studies





Post 16


On site courses


Our Post 16 curriculum has been developed to support those young people for whom accessing a college environment provides such challenges that it will have a detrimental impact upon their personal development and life outcomes


Core studies


All students in Post 16 will continue to work toward GCSE English and Mathematics as part of their ongoing studies. PSD will also be an intrinsic part of the Post 16 timetable. Those students whom do not hold a Science qualification will work toward their entry level certificate. Students will also be supported in identifying the life-long challenges they face and develop the strategies to have the confidence and resilience to meet these challenges independently in their everyday lives.




Post 16 students will have the opportunity to study the same options as available in KS4. As an alternative, students will be able to access distance learning courses with the support of The View School. Working with secondary providers, the View School supports accessing distance learning and on-line learning courses. There are a number of benefits of distance learning courses with the support of The View School:



College support (1 year only)


Some of our students will be ready for a supported transition between special education and mainstream college. For those young people we offer support in a mainstream college for a transition year. During this academic year, we support students both in lessons and during social times. This continues until the young person is able to utilise college tutorial support and meet the social demands of college life independently. Students will transition to independently accessing college SEN provision by the end of the academic year.

Students are able to choose any course from their local college subject to the college’s entry criteria.

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