Lower School (Key Stage 3 & 4)

Most students follow a program of 8-11 subjects including:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • Citizenship
  • Drama
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Maths
  • Music
  • PE
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Additional Science
  • Spanish
  • Religious Education

Students are also able to take ASDAN courses (personal, social and communication skills) to give them the chance to develop and practise a range of skills and participate in many activities outside the classroom. We are also able to offer more individual programs for students with particular needs.

Alongside GCSE study, students also have lessons in the following areas as part of the Curriculum or Specialist VI Curriculum

  • Braille
  • Independent living Skills Support
  • Enhancement
  • IT Support
  • Literacy Support
  • Mobility
  • PE
  • PSCHE (Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education)

Unit Awards

The principle of the Unit Awards is to provide short, skill based learning opportunities, where progress and achievement is quickly recognised.  The Specialist VI Curriculum for students with a vision impairment is critical for our learners. Their achievement can be recognised with Unit Awards.  The examining board AQA, provides a bespoke programme enabling achievement for all and a wide range of skills to be recognised. Unit Awards focus on what the learner can do and what skills they can demonstrate, building motivation and confidence. 

Core Curriculum Subjects

For more information on each subject area
General - teacher with student
General - group of students
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