At Newark Orchard School we offer a variety of pathways for accreditation to ensure that each individual’s needs are met. The on-going assessment which takes place during their time in the 3-14 department is used to determine the appropriate pathway when moving to the 14-18 department at the end of year 9.
In Key Stage 4 AQA English and maths is offered for pupils working towards Entry Level 1 up to Foundation Level 1 in GCSE.
ASDAN short courses for science and PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) are offered alongside this which feed into the accreditation in Post 16.
This then lays the foundation for Post 16 where students move to OCR Functional skills in English and maths which provides the opportunity for the students to apply their skills to practical situations.
ASDAN CoPE Personal Effectiveness and Personal Progress complement this and provides a range of accreditation from Entry Level 1 up to GCSE Level 1 and 2 as appropriate.
In addition to this, all students take part in ‘Vocational Wednesday’ where opportunities to choose a Vocational pathway and work towards an AIMVOC accreditation from Entry 1 upwards.
The pathways offered enable our students to develop their skills in English and maths whilst equipping them for adulthood.
Please see the links below for more information;