Upper School Curriculum KS4 & KS5
Bradstow School's upper school curriculum offers a progressive school leavers programme throughout the key stages 4 and 5 in order to develop life skills and participation in the community.
Key stage 4 curriculum
The key stage 4 curriculum operates on a 2 year rolling programme which is considered to be a transition period between key stage 3 learning and the further education curriculum. Children & young people continue to follow the structure of the National Curriculum with elements of ASDAN’s Transition Challenge embedded within it through a topics based approach. The aims of ASDAN’s transition challenge are to incorporate life skills learning into the National Curriculum with a view to building upon this in key stage 5. For more information related to ASDAN click here.
Each of the key stage 4 classes follow the same theme using the transition challenge overview to support a thematic approach to learning; by doing this we aim to create a cohesive structure to learning and a sharing of experiences with their peer group. Children & young people also engage in mixed grouping within their key stage and begin to mix with key stage 5 classes for specific activities to gain a flavour of leaning that is to come.
Below is our two year rolling program for KS4 - broken down into 6 terms:
Key stage 5 Curriculum
The key stage 5 curriculum builds upon leaning within key stage 4 through a person centred approach to planning. Children & young people follow the ASDAN Towards Independence modules on a three year rolling programme (See table below) which act as a vehicle to explore life skills, opportunities in the local community and their own interests and motivations. The life skills map gives an overview of learning areas that children & young people in the further education department access throughout their school week (See diagram below).
Young people in key stage 5 also engage in community activities.
|For more personalised programmes consider units/programmes below:|
Towards Independence Units:
|Going To College||Workright|
|World of Work||Bronze/Silver/Gold|
|Out In The Community||