Other Curriculum Areas
Our programme of study is designed to meet the needs, interests and long-term goals of every student and includes:
Literacy and numeracy courses are tailored to the individual student’s needs after diagnostic assessment. Students are able to develop their skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening in everyday life. Qualifications in functional Maths, English and ICT are offered. ICT is taught in College and in the community and is often embedded throughout the curriculum.
Creative & Expressive Arts
The practical knowledge gained through the Creative and Expressive Arts curriculum offers the student challenges, builds self-esteem and develops problem-solving skills.
Is for students of all abilities who have an interest in the world of performance. The projects focus on enhancing self-esteem, confidence, creative thinking and communication through the medium of drama, theatre, performance and media production.
Students explore current affairs and world issues through written media, television and film. Students are encouraged to develop their flexible thinking, discussion and communication skills whilst exploring a range of topics.
We focus on developing daily living skills such as cooking, shopping, budgeting, social skills and community skills, alongside independent travel skills for journeys relevant to the learner (e.g. home to college).
All students have the opportunity to develop their range of skills through courses where they are taught about interview techniques, personal presentation and completing forms. Students put these skills into practice during their work placements which may include conservation work, retail, stage hand, hospital laboratories, radio stations and local restaurants.
We encourage students to take part in sport and fitness through a range of activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Most Friday afternoons can be spent developing core skills with group enrichment activities, often chosen and organised by students.
Duke of Edinburgh
The College offers its students the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award at 3 levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Award allows students to gain valuable experience and develop many essential life skills through participation in a wide range of practical, physical and work-based activities. The 4 main components of each Award require students to:
- Develop a new SKILL (i.e. photography, art, independence)
- Improve PHYSICAL health and fitness through involvement in sport and exercise
- Develop work based skills and make a personal contribution to the local community through a range of VOLUNTEERING opportunities and
- Gain a wide range of social and personal skills through the planning and participation in an EXPEDITION.