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Lower and Upper Sixth Form

At Nancealverne Sixth Form the development of the curriculum for young people is different from the experiences they will have had in the lower Key Stages of the school. This is very purposeful, as we recognise that making decisions and choices about their future adult life is a key element of the education for young people.

The Sixth Form provision is divided into a Lower and an Upper Sixth Form group base, and provides support for young people from Year 10-Year 14 in these groupings.

 All those in the Sixth Form will be offered a tailored programme of skills development that focuses on their further educational aspirations and work experience opportunities, whilst addressing their social and emotional needs at a significant time of change when they may be finding it extremely difficult to conceptualise or plan for their future. 

 

Upper Sixth Pathways

Nancealverne recognises that not all young people will follow the same journey throughout their time in the school. This is also very relevant for those young people entering the Sixth Form provision – and as such, a pathways approach to learning is in place to help identify the right journey into adulthood for all young people.

There are three core pathways in place for young people to follow. Everyone has access to the curriculum areas outlined above, but the detail for these young people is very different – making sure they leave the school with the right skills they need to move into their adult life successfully.

However, we also recognise the needs of those young people with high Multi-Sensory needs that may be based in other class settings with the school (such as Class 5) and who may join the Sixth Form for focused activities and inclusion opportunities. As such, a foundation pathway has been developed for these young people which take into account their key development aims and priorities as they move into adulthood.

Pathway 1

Foundation

 

Those following a multi-sensory curriculum

 

 

Pathway 2

Developing

 

Working at P/M Levels up to 6

 

 

Pathway 3

Embedding

 

Working at higher P/M Levels and early Entry 1

Pathway 4

Enhancing

 

Those working at Entry 1 and 2 or above

Develops the key pre-requisites for learning, and promotes a meaningful communication method for all. The ability to make responses to people, objects and the environments as well as developing ways to make a valued contribution to society.

 

Develops communication, the ability to engage with people, objects and the environment, self-advocacy and making a valued contribution to society.

 

Develops communication, the ability to engage with the world around them more independently, to use coping strategies within their sensory world and able to carry out work

 

Develops ability to apply key skills, to contribute to the local community through work or social enterprise activity, to show leadership to others and advocate for self.

 

 

Lower Sixth Pathways

The pathways approach to learning is also introduced to young people as they enter the Sixth Form provision from the end of Key Stage 4 onwards.

There are three core pathways in place for young people to follow. Everyone has access to the curriculum areas outlined above, but the detail for these young people is also very different and takes into account those young people who are at Key Stage 4 age but working towards the Sixth Form provision.

Young people working within the Lower Sixth Form achieve accredited learning – as opposed to qualifications, which are introduced from Upper Sixth Form age until the end of each young person’s school life.

Pathway 1

Multi-Sensory

 

 

Working at P Levels up to 5

 

 

Pathway 2

Developing

 

 Working at P Level

6 - 8

Pathway 3

Enhancing

 

 Those working at National Curriculum Levels

Develops the key pre-requisites for learning, and promotes a meaningful communication method for all.

The ability to make responses to people, objects and the environments as well as developing ways to make a valued contribution to society.

 

Develops communication, the ability to engage with people, objects and the environment, self-advocacy and making a valued contribution to society.

 

 

 

Develops communication, the ability to engage with the world around them more independently, to use coping strategies within their world and able to carry out work and work with others.