We believe that our curriculum must not cap the ambitions of our students and should be
based on the principles of challenge and enjoyment; breadth, depth and progression;
personalisation and choice; coherence and relevance.
Many of our students have failed to engage with the standard curriculum offered in
mainstream schools. We are currently adapting our curriculum to make sure it meets the
needs of our students and engages them in both their personal and academic learning. We
believe our curriculum should lead to a range of qualifications which will enable them to
follow college or apprenticeship pathways as appropriate. They should then progress on to
the world of work and become independent adults contributing positively to the wider
Key Stage 3
In KS3 students study Maths, English, Science, Art, P.E, ICT and PHSE. From September
2016 they will also study Humanities incorporating Geography, History and R.E.
Key Stage 4
In KS4 students study a core of GCSE Maths, English, Science and PHSE and two options out of the following:
1. BTEC Construction (Level 1) with VCERT Engineering (Level 2)
2. BTEC Home Cooking Skills (level 1 certificate) with VCERT food and cookery (Level 2)
3. BTEC P.E (level 1) with VCERT Health and Fitness (level 2), BTEC Creative Media (Level 1) or GCSE Art.
Students are also entered for Entry level or functional skills as appropriate.