Further Education (FE) Department

Sixth Form Curriculum 

The Sixth Form department contains two large purpose based classrooms.  

Curriculum Intent

Our statement of intent for our whole school curriculum is to ensure our students develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to achieve fulfilling lives.  The Sixth Form department prepares our students to use these important skills, knowledge and attitudes to prepare each student for their life beyond school.   

Students gain a range of external accreditation and qualifications for their achievements.

As a National Support School we also want to support all pupils with SEND to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to live fulfilled lives. 

 

Implementation

We aim to achieve our curriculum intent by providing fantastic teaching and learning in an environment where everyone is cared for, valued and respected.  (Mission Statement)

At Red Marsh School we believe that providing the appropriate curriculum for each learner is an essential part of fulfilling the school’s mission statement, purposes and values.

Our curriculum ensures we are able to meet the individual needs of every student within the Sixth Form and prepare them for life beyond school.  All our students have personalised targets.  These targets ensure every student is working towards achieving the outcomes in their personalised Education Health and Care Plan. In the department personalised targets are developed through a curriculum that continues to build upon student’s prior learning in literacy, numeracy, ICT and focuses on preparing students for life beyond school.  Students follow a relevant, age appropriate PSD course which comprises of nine units focusing on developing: citizenship skills; work related learning and independent living skills. Students also have opportunities to: complete voluntary work; achieve a Duke of Edinburgh Award; participate in residential school visits; carry out personalised work experience placements and attend local college courses. Students continue to maintain their physical, social and moral well being through participation in weekly sport and leisure activities and RE modules.

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development, including the promotion of British Values are at the heart of our curriculum. 

Specialist teachers and dedicated support staff ensure high quality teaching and learning experiences for all students.  

Students requiring additional support to meet their needs have personalised interventions, for example, sensory diet interventions. Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language and Physiotherapy programmes are delivered across the curriculum.  

If you would like to find out more about our personalised curriculum, please contact school.  For further information see Class Curriculum.    

How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements

As part of the Post 16 study programme all students will have access to a study programme that offers them breadth, depth and progression, with high expectations which are intended to be broad and flexible to meet the needs of our students

Students attending Red Marsh Sixth Form department will study dedicated mathematics lessons alongside practical and applied mathematical skills through our broad curriculum. Students will follow either a functional skills qualification or Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) accreditation which will equip students with mathematics skills for adult life.

The aim is to give them the opportunity to: 

  • develop their skills and competences in mathematics;  including improving their understanding of money
  • achieve a nationally recognised  accreditation or qualification; 
  • be prepared for adult life.

Students in this department will study dedicated English alongside practical and applied English skills through our broad Sixth Form curriculum. Students will follow either a functional skills qualification or Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) accreditation which will equip students with literacy skills for adult life.

The aim is to give them opportunity to:

  • develop their skills and competences in English;  including communication skills
  • achieve a nationally recognised  accreditation or qualification; 
  • be prepared for adult life.

 

 

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