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Student Support KS4 Aspire Curriculum

For students who are identified as having additional needs, there are a number of curriculum options available. Depending on the needs of the student, in addition to studying the core GCSE (English, maths, science) and non GCSE core subjects (PE and religion and society), a bespoke curriculum can be designed to include one or two GCSE option subjects plus a combination of the courses and activities outlined below.

Through communicating individually with parents/carers and students, a broad and balanced personalised curriculum can be created to support students to successfully manage the academic challenge of GCSE subjects whilst providing the opportunity to study accredited non GCSE qualifications supporting students to further develop the personal skills they require as they transition to post 16 education and adulthood.

ASDAN Short Courses

ASDAN’s Leadership Short Course offers exciting and rewarding activities to develop skills and knowledge through taking on a leadership role or responsibilities. This course helps learners develop their leadership skills, as well as personal, social and work-related skills.

Asdan Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course has been produced to support the delivery of careers and work-related education, and to help with planning and undertaking work experience placements and prepare for post 16 college applications and interviews.

The short courses will enable learners to:

  • learn about themselves and leadership, and develop an understanding of what type of leader they could be
  • learn and demonstrate the skills and techniques needed to be a leader
  • reflect and gain an understanding of their performance as a leader and support others as they learn about leadership
  • learn how to prepare applications for work placements and college courses
  • develop the personal skills that are required to be successful in the workplace

  Year 10

  • Asdan Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course
  • 2 weeks work experience placement
  • Duke  of Edinburgh Bronze award
  • Small group literacy and numeracy support
  • Social and emotional development

  Year 11

  • Asdan Careers and Experiencing Work Short course
  • Asdan Living Independently Short Course 
  • College visits
  • Duke  of Edinburgh Bronze Award
  • College  application support
  • College interview support 
  • Small group literacy and numeracy support
  • Social and emotional development

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity. Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.