Sixth Form Curriculum
6th Form Vision
We aim for each student to have a personalised pathway which enables them to complete qualifications at their own level and be ready for transition to College.
Sandfield Park 6th form offers different courses at levels from Pre-entry to Level 1 and the aim is for all students to achieve a Qualification at the appropriate level.
The main focus of the curriculum is Life Skill based, which will include the three Functional Skills of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.
The courses we offer are:
ASDAN: Towards Independence and Personal Progress: these course are for students working at Pre – entry, Entry Level 1 and entry Level 2. The modules include Money, Everyday Living Skills, Personal Safety and ICT.
ASDAN Personal Social Development (PSD)
Awards to help students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage life and future opportunities. Entry Level1, 2 and 3.
This programme aims to:
Adult Literacy, Adult Numeracy and ICT are taught at the appropriate level to all 6th form students, qualifications are taken when appropriate.
Vocational sSudies: at present we are running a sustainable development programme where we are introducing horticulture skills to the students.
Work based learning is offered to pupils through the three
Enterprise Schemes that run in the 6th form of Gardening, Printing and Card-making.
Work Experience Placement.
All students are given the opportunity to have a period of Work Experience in an outside agency , in School or through the 6th Form Enterprise activities of Printing, Art for Sale, Gardening or Card-making.
Government funded Internship with the Marriott Hotel and The Maritime Museum: Two students are offered a four day placement, supported by a Job Coach. One day with be in School following Maths & English Functional Skills.
Hugh Baird College: Six week Taster sessions are offered at the College each Friday morning. Students are able to choose from a variety of options, ranging from Floristry, Painting & Decorating to Joinery and Catering.
The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is offered to all students.
Sporting Activities: These are linked to the Active Me programme run by the City Council. Students are given the opportunity to experience activities they can continue with out of school, these include Zumba, The Exercise studio, Wheels for All and the Golf Driving Range.
Preparation for the future.
The students are given the opportunity to discuss and explore the different colleges and agencies available when leaving school, with an independent agency TAGS.