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KS4

Curriculum Overview

The aims of our curriculum are:

  • To provide a balanced, accessible and relevant range of learning experiences
  • To know our students - their strengths, interests and needs – and use this knowledge to make the best possible personalised offer to them
  • To develop our students as learners and as people such that they are confident and able to secure and sustain positive, meaningful and relevant post 16 destinations
  • To provide our students with the most up to date information, advice and guidance on opportunities that they will have after leaving

     

    The Key Stage 4 Offer

    In developing our Key Stage 4 curriculum, our main aim has been to maximise the chances that, after they have left us, our students will engage positively in education, employment or training. Having been assessed as part of their induction, our students will find themselves on a pathway that is either vocational or academic or a combination of the two.

    There are five key elements to our KS4 curriculum:

  • Literacy and Numeracy: we place great emphasis on these in all subject areas and, for some, targeted intervention is also applied. Mathematics and English occupy a large part of the timetable.
  • Qualifications: all courses taught are accredited. LEAP has consistently been one of the best performing PRUs in London where qualifications are concerned. As well as English and Maths at GCSE or Functional Skills, a broad range of vocational and academic qualifications is available. All of these the qualifications we offer are fully recognised in education and industry and we have sought to offer practical courses that reflect the local job market. We have fully equipped practical resources including a hair salon, a bicycle workshop, a teaching kitchen, a digital music suite and more.
  • Enrichment: Another important part of our work on personal development is our Enrichment programme which takes place every Friday morning. This is in its first year and has already included independent travel, self-defence for girls, boxing, rugby and other sports, song writing, photography, street dance and, hugely popular, driving test theory.
  • Information, Advice and Guidance: as well as forming a large part of the Achieve course, we go to great lengths to help our students to find the right post 16 destinations, ones that they can access and sustain and that they will enjoy. More than that, we now stay in touch with all our leavers for the whole of their first year in post 16, tracking their progress and supporting them when needed.

     

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