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School Curriculum

OUR ADAPTED AND DIFFERENTIATED CURRICULUM OFFER

INDEPENDENT LEARNERS

These learners can communicate with fluency and can make reasoned choices. They can work and act co-operatively in small groups.  Following a varied level of support learners can work independently (i.e.  Age related expectations for reception (used to be known as NC L1a) upwards.

DESCRIPTION OF CURRICULUM, EXPECTED PROGRESS AND ACCREDITATION

National Curriculum programmes of study across Key Stage 3 and 4; adapted and differentiated for individual needs.

At KS4 accreditation opportunities include: AQA Entry Level Certificate (1,2,3) Mathematics, English and Science; GCSE Mathematics and English; NCFE Entry Level Functional Skills (1,2,3, Level 1) ICT, Mathematics and English; AQA Unit Awards (Entry Level in core, foundation and vocational studies), Agored Cymru Entry Level (1,2,3) PSHE, WJEC Humanities (Geography, RE. History) and ICT and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

SUPPORTED LEARNERS

These learners require their learning to be supported through structured patterns of communication and social activity to enable them to develop positive social behaviour (i.e. P5 to EL 1).

DESCRIPTION OF CURRICULUM, EXPECTED PROGRESS AND ACCREDITATION:

National Curriculum programmes of study across Key Stage 3 and 4 is further personalised by incorporating individualised targets. This is further enhanced by elements from sensory and nurture curricula according to individual needs e.g. sensory diet re ASC.

At KS4 accreditation opportunities include: AQA Entry Level 1 Certificate Mathematics, Science and English; NCFE Entry Level 1 Functional Skills ICT, Mathematics and English; AQA Unit Awards (Pre Entry and Entry Level in core, foundation and vocational studies), Agored Cymru Entry Level 1 PSHE, The Gateway Award and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNERS

These learners require their needs to be met primarily through experiences and activities which are multi-sensory and stimulate learning through kinaesthetic approaches and a (i.e. up to P4).

DESCRIPTION OF CURRICULUM, EXPECTED PROGRESS AND ACCREDITATION:

This curriculum is designed around very early development of communication, cognition / thinking skills and physical/sensory needs. This sensory curriculum is used to enhance early learning and development in pupils across school who present with sensory issues and those who learn best via a highly experiential, multi-sensory curriculum. At KS4 this will include access to AQA unit awards (pre-entry level).

CURRICULUM MAPS

Curriculum Map for KS3&4 Independent Learners

If you wish to find out more about the curriculum your child is following, please contact your child’s form tutor directly. 

CONTACT US

Pendle Community High School & College
Pendle Vale Campus, Oxford Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 8LF
Tel: 01282 682260

Headteacher: Debra Grogan
Chair of Governors: Trevor Ashton (Address c/o above)

Receptionist: Samantha Gray (M,T,W)
Alison Boothman (T,F)
E-mail: reception@pchs.lancs.sch.uk

CONNECT WITH US

Paper copies of the information on our website can be requested via email

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