The 14-19 department is based at Yewstock College, a short walk from the main school site, and caters for students in Key stage 4 and Key Stage 5. It includes bright, spacious classrooms and excellent facilities with access to a variety of other learning spaces, including a poly-tunnel, raised beds, DIY shed, health and beauty salon, catering kitchen, life skills flat and a multi-purpose studio. The department has strong links with external providers and community opportunities, this allows us to extend our provision and improve the outcomes of our students.
In Key Stage 4 – Years 10 and 11, the curriculum follows a variety of routes that include the Equals Moving On curriculum, AQA, OCR, ASDAN and WJEC exam boards, aiming for students to complete a range of accreditation whilst finding their passions and nurturing their development. Pathways for Careers Education, ACE and other parts of the curriculum, emphasise developing independence and developing a clear view of each individual’s future and steps towards aspirations. Students are supported to explore and discover further education and make informed choices about their next transition.
Students in Post 16 (Key Stage 5 – Years 12, 13 and 14), are predominantly based off-site in a ‘classroom in the community’ with very strong links with adult service providers and work placements as well as utilising Yewstock College facilities. The curriculum is based around OCR Life and Living Skills and students work throughout the community and progress through Careers Education related activities called Choices. Students follow a rich curriculum which provides them with accreditation for their achievements and prepares them for adult life with a drive to extend abilities and ambitions through personal development, employability and skills for independence.
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