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BELONG, RELATIONSHIPS, MOVE ON, ACHIEVE

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

 

Our curriculum is inspired by our belief that children need to BELONG, build positive RELATIONSHIPS, then ACHIEVE and MOVE ON into positive destinations.  Our curriculum is structured to create as many opportunities as possible for future success and personal development for all students.

 

The aims of our curriculum are:

  • To offer a relevant, balanced and accessible learning experience.
  • To develop pupils as learners who grow in confidence and are able to continue into relevant and positive destination post 16.
  • To support our pupils with the most up to date information, advice and guidance on opportunities that they will have after leaving, using in house careers guidance, mock interview day and through the work of the Transition Coaches.
  • To offer an enhanced and individually bespoke PSHE/SMSC curriculum which involves both tutor and group work as well as 1:1 work targeting the behaviours that have led to children not accessing mainstream environments.

 

The Key Stage 4 Offer

We review our Key Stage 4 Curriculum annually, and our aim is to develop a curriculum which maximises the chances of pupils gaining relevant qualifications which enable them to move onto a positive destination post 16. If we get this right then pupils stand a significant chance of being able to engage positively in education, employment or training.

 

In developing our Key Stage 4 curriculum, our main aim has been to maximise the chances that, after 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, academic or a combination of the two.

 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Offer:

 

Subject

Accreditation/Board

Qualification

English Language

Cambridge Assessment International Examinations

iGCSE First Language English

English Literature

Edexcel/Pearson

iGCSE

Mathematics

Edexcel/Pearson

Edexcel/Pearson

Edexcel/Pearson

GCSE

L1/L2 Functional Skills

Entry Level Qualification

Art & Design

AQA

GCSE

Photography

AQA

GCSE

Textiles

AQA

GCSE

Media StudiesAQAGCSE

Biology

AQA

Entry Level

GCSE

Occupational Studies

NCFE

L2 Award

Health and FitnessNCFEL2 Award

Sport

Edexcel/Pearson

BTEC L1/L2 Award

Hair & Beauty

VTCT

L2 Certificate

Entry Level Award

Home Cooking Skills

Edexcel/Pearson

BTEC L1/L2 Award

Personal Development & Employability Skills

Princes Trust

L1/L2 award, Certificate & Diploma

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

 

Bronze Award

Finance

LIBF

L2 Award

 

 

The aims of the Key Stage 3 curriculum are:

  • To prepare pupils for a reintegration back into a mainstream school or to assess and prepare them for a move to another more appropriate school
  • To give pupils an opportunity to address the reasons why they are no longer in their previous school and to demonstrate that they are in a position to return to a mainstream environment.
  • To work with families to support their child’s education
  • To support schools and pupils to give them the best opportunity to make a successful transition.

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Offer:

 

Subject

Number of Lessons per Week

Mathematics

3

English

3

Science

2

PSHE

1

Art

2

Humanities

2

Textiles

1

Food

1

Photography

1

Hair and Beauty

2

Design Technology

2

Outdoor Education

4

 

BOOST

 

The BOOST Groups are long-term specialist units situated at The Limes College. Students  have a range of complex and diverse needs. The aim is to provide a nurturing environment alongside therapeutic interventions to ensure that all pupils leave with a well-rounded and balanced educational experience.

 

The provision allows students to explore a broad range of educational, emotional and social experiences through the form of academic and non- academic subjects, one to one intervention, trips, guest speakers and outdoor education.

 

Staff at the provisions work collaboratively to create a nurturing and caring environment which allows students to feel confident in expressing their needs, and as a result, students develop and learn in an environment that encourages growth, resilience and respect.

 

Contact Us

The Limes College, Robin Hood Lane,
Sutton SM1 2SD

02086521150

office@thelimescollege.org.uk

The Limes College is part of Alternative Learning Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number 11788031 Registered office: Sutton West Centre, Robin Hood Lane, Sutton SM1 2SD