In addition to the BESPOKE life skills programmes created for small groups of students in liaison with psychologists and occupational therapists, we also teach Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education via a purchased scheme. The sheme books are modern, relevant and accessible and are further complimented by the young people bringing in their own resources and starting points. We are currently investigating the possibility of delivering citizenship 9-1 GCSE via OCR in 2019/20
If students have maintained chronological year group, the geography curriculum is designed to have covered the GCSE syllabus by the end of year 10. This leaves year 11 to re-visit and expand case studies, carry out additional fieldwork residentials, and prepare for examination. If students have not maintained chronological year group, or have entered the school in order to do re-takes, a bespoke sheme of work will be created for them based on an initial assessment of what knowledge has been maintained from the previous setting. See sample Medium Term Plans on the next tab.
Year 11 - we do not offer history GCSE. If, however, a student showed exceptional aptitude we could provide this on a 1:1 tuition package basis, as the syllabus for year 10 covers 50% of the GCSE course with OCR. The student would need to be within chronological year group or out of chronological year group on a re-take tuition basis. See sample Medium Term plans on the next tab.
We do not currently have students with a desire or capability to take a language course at GCSE level, therefore we do not have language plans beyond Y9. However with native or highly competent speakers/teachers on the staff (German, French, Hindi, Urdu and Spanish) we have the capacity to offer bespoke courses following the OCR syllabus should students wish to take these in the future via 1:1 tuition.
SOURCES OF HELP
These services are not associated with us. We are not responsible for the quality of service they provide, we are recommending them based on the positive experiences of some young people known to us. By inclusion in this list nor are we suggesting that we are in any way affiliated with these servcies.
ANXIETY UK - Support, online counselling, magazine, advice
Text line: 07537416905
Info line: 03444775774
A magazine packed full of useful articles around not just ASD, but the mental health aspects associated with it - fascinating reading and lots of signalling to specialist support.
Website provides support for young people, professionals and parents. Young people who feel they are having a mental health crisis can get instant emergency support by texting YM to 85258
OCD UK - advice, online counselling, support and magazine. Dedicated youth services.
PAPYRUS - suicide prevention young people's hotline 0800 068 41 41
An eating disorder support service - smaller than some of the bigger associations, but specifically aimed at young people.