Curriculum

Our ethos is to offer each and every child attending the school the opportunity to develop not only academically but also socially and emotionally.  Our curriculum offer inspires and supports our pupils to become the most successful and independent adults as possible. Our differentiated pathways allow our pupils to gain qualifications which demonstrate their understanding and ability in different areas of the curriculum.

 

Our pathways are described below, in our curriculum policy and in individual subject-based policies which can be found in our ‘About Us’ section of our website.

Curriculum Pathways through Newark Orchard School

Engagement Curriculum

Reception to KS3 for pupils working below Wilson Stuart Progress Step level 4 (WSPS)

There are 3 levels of Engagement Targets to achieve; Developing, Emerging and Sustained Engagement.  Each level has a total of 25 targets and pupils are required to make appropriate progress against these targets. Once they have completed the vast majority of targets in these and are beginning to demonstrate skills evident in WSP Level 4 pupils’ curriculum provision then moves onto the Primary Curriculum.  If they do not reach this level but are older they move onto Engagement into Adulthood.

Primary Curriculum (WSPS P4 and above)

This curriculum follows subject specific learning for those pupils who are above WSPS level 4. The lessons still use the principals of the Engagement curriculum, understanding how the pupils learn best but with more subject specific outcomes. As the pupils engage more in formal style of learning, this is increased. The pupils are assessed on WSPS.

Key Stage Three Curriculum (WSPS P4 and above)

This curriculum follows subject specific learning with a mixture of semi-formal and formal learning styles responding to pupils needs. They are assessed on WSPS.

Key Stage Four Curriculum (WSPS P4 and above)

Maths KS4

 

Working At: WSP 8 and below

 

WSP 9 WSP 11 WSP 12 WSP 15
KS4 Pathway: WSP Maths

 

AQA ELC Maths E1 AQA ELC Maths E2 AQA ELC Maths E3 AQA GCSE Maths

 

 

English KS4

 

Working At: WSP 8 and below

 

WSP 9 WSP 10 WSP 12 WSP 15
KS4 Pathway: WSP English

 

AQA ELC English E1 (silver step) AQA ELC English E2

(silver step)

AQA ELC English E3

(gold step)

 

AQA GCSE English

 

Key Stage Five (P16) Curriculum Pathway (WSPS P4 and above)

This curriculum follows subject specific learning with a mixture of semi-formal and formal learning styles responding to pupils’ needs. The accreditation pathway is continued for students who completed previous Entry Level Certificates, focusing on developing these skills in a functional way.  These assessments are taken at the end of a two-year Functional Skills course.

For students who would find sitting the controlled assessments too difficult, a coursework pathway using the ASDAN Lifeskills Challenges has been created. This allows them to develop their functional skills in maths and English and receive a bank of awards at the end of the two years.

Maths P16

 

Working At: WSP 8 and below

 

WSP9 WSP11 WSP13 WSP14 WSP15
P16 Pathway: WSP Maths

ASDAN LSC Maths  WTE1

ASDAN LSC Maths E1

NCFE FSQ Maths E1

ASDAN LSC Maths E2

NCFE FSQ Maths E2

NCFE FSQ Maths E3 NCFE FSQ Maths L1 NCFE FSQ Maths L2

 

English P16

 

Working At: WSP 8 and below

 

WSP9 WSP10 WSP12 WSP14 WSP15
P16 Pathway: WSP English

ASDAN LSC English WTE1

 

ASDAN LSC English E1

NCFE FSQ English E1

ASDAN LSC English E2

NCFE FSQ English E2

NCFE FSQ English E3 NCFE FSQ English L1 NCFE FSQ English L2

 

Engagement into Adulthood pathway – KS3 and above who are below WSPS Level 4

Engagement to Adulthood incorporates personal targets which are directly linked to a pupils EHC Plan.  These targets may include physiotherapy, speech and language and occupational therapy.  The Engagement to Adulthood curriculum aims to provide pupils with basic life skills which will help them access provision after their time at Newark Orchard

 

 

For further questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Accreditation

As pupils move to Key Stage 4 they will have the opportunity to work towards appropriate accreditation in English, maths and science alongside vocational subjects including hair & beauty, shopping & cooking, craft, technology and taking part in community projects

When moving to Post 16 the pupils will work towards either functional skills in English, maths, independent living and ASDAN

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