Eaxample Lifehouse Learning Pathway

CORE CURRICULUM:

SUBJECT

 

 

Reason for learning:Curriculum Type

…which level is right for you?

Session per week usually required for a qualification pathway

Teacher in charge

Main intended outcomes

Review

Therapeutic

 

Subject Learning

Qualification

    Qualification options if qualification curriculum is relevant for you

mid-point

end of year

English Communication

Literacy

     

2-5 per qualification, depending on size of award

Fiona

Yvonne

or Bob

WJEC ESW Communication (entry Level 1 -3)

OR WJEC Entry Level English

OR Edexcel L1 English Awards

OR GCSE …language &/or literature

   
Maths.

Statistics

Maths for Life

     

2 – 4 per qualification, depending on size of award

Nici

or

Julie

WJEC ESW Application of Number  (entry Level 1 -3)

OR WJEC Entry Level Maths

OR BTEC MySkills L1 / 2 Award

OR Edexcel L1 Maths Awards

OR GCSE …Maths &/or Statistics

   
ICT &Digital competence      

2 – 4 depending on size of award

Nici

or Yvonne

WJEC ESW ICT (entry Level 1 -3)

Entry Level  / L1 ICT Award or Certificate

OR OCR Level 1 / 2 Award (1/2 GCSE / Full GCSE equivalent)

   
Science:

Biology

Physics

Chemistry

     

2 per exam unit

Owen

 

Lyn / Ceri

Entry Level / Level 1 Science Pathways Award / certificate

GCSE single subject  (2 exam units) ,

GCSE double Award (3 exam units) or

GCSE triple Award    (6 exam units)

   
Personal Social Health EducationCurriculum      

1 per unit

Salina WJEC Entry Pathways

 

 

   
Personal Development:

Targeted intervention;

Champion time;

Pathways for adulthood

THRIVE action plan

Supported social interaction

 

 

   

1 – 4 according to individual need

Kate

Parki

 

pupil

Champion

Not for qualification    

Extended Curriculum subjects:

SUBJECT

 

Reason for learning:Curriculum Type

…which level is right for you?

MINIMUM number of Sessions per week required for qualification

Teacher in charge

Main intended outcomes

Review

Therapeutic

Subject Learning

Qualification

  If the outcome is to be qualification, Lifehouse Qualification options to consider are: mid-point end of year
Art, Craft

Photography

     

2 – 4

4

Cath

Kieran

Chris

BTEC Entry 3 Award Art

BTEC L1 / 2 Award Art & Design (GCSE equivalent)

GCSE Art & Design

   
PE & SPORT      

4

Sam

Joe

BTEC L1 / 2 Award in Sport (GCSE equivalent)    
Performing Arts: Drama, Music & Dance      

4

Fiona

Bob

Andrew

Salina

BTEC E3 / L1 Award Performance Arts – drama and music units available

 

   
Languages: Spanish / Welsh      

1 per unit

Julie

 

Lisa

WJEC Entry Pathways Welsh Units    
Humanities:

  History, Geography,

RE, Citizenship

     

2

2 or 4

Fiona

Bob

Salina

Nici

Entry Pathways Award

GCSE RE – ½ GCSE or full GCSE

GCSE Classics / Ancient History ½ GCSEs or combine to full GCSE

   
Technology:

Cooking

Catering

Baking

Workshop

Motor Vehicle

     

3

Kitchen Manager

 

Karen J

Chris

Owen

BTEC L1/L2 Home Cooking Skills    
Outdoor:

Landbased

Gardening

Equine

Woodland School

Walking

Nature

DofE

     

4

4

Up to 1 full day

 

Kieran

 

Jane or Nikki

 

 

Parki

 

BTEC Entry 3 / Level 1 Award in Land-based

 

BTEC L1 / 2 Award in Equine Studies (GCSE equivalent)

 

 

 

D of E Bronze /Silver Award

   
Transition preparation:

 

Life skills for the  home

 

Travel training

Out & about, shopping, money

 

Social skills / life

 

Self care

 

Work Experience

 

College experience

     

Half –a-day which may be incorporated into the D of E day

Kate

 

Parki

 

Champion

Not primarily for qualification, although some units of

Btec MYSKILLS may be attained as part of this course, depending on what is most meaningful to each individual’s PfA

   

 

 

Curriculum time available per week:

 

38 sessions a week: 4 x 8 sessions Mon-Thurs; 1 x 6 sessions Fri

 

Individual pupil timetables are put together to meet the outcomes identified in an individual learning pathways.Where a qualification route is identified for a pupil, priority will be given to accommodating these options within the whole school timetable

 

There is always a need to balance:

 

  • Qualification / Subject learning with therapeutic time and Personal Development. Sometimes this personal development & therapeutic time is targeted and very specific, and other times it is less focussed time, simply spent in a relaxed learning environment ‘alongside’ other pupils.

     

  • Individual requirements and identified outcomes within whole school and timetabling constraints.

     

     

Qualifications explained:

 

Entry Level 1 – 3 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Below GCSE

 

Include: GCSE Grades G – D

L1 apprenticeships

L1 Btecs

Include: GCSE Grades C – A*

L2 apprenticeships

L2 Btecs

Include: A levels

L3 apprenticeships

L3 Btecs

Useful if you are not able to or do not have time to achieve a Level 1 / GCSE in a subject.

 

Will help you to get on a Level 1 course and will add to your CV to show a breadth of study

 

L1 Awards are equivalent to half or a full GCSE (G-D) , depending on their size (how many units and number of ‘guided learning hours’). You need 5 of these to get onto a Level 2 college course

 

You can do a full-time L1 diploma at college in 1 year, which will get you onto a Level 2

L2 Awards are equivalent to half or a full GCSE (C-A*) , depending on their size (how many units and number of ‘guided learning hours’) You need 5 of these to get onto a Level 3 college course

 

You can do a full-time L2 diploma at college in 1 year, which will get you onto a Level 3

You can go on to Level 3s sixth-form, college or work-based training. They are usually 2 year courses.

 

It is often best if leaving special school to start with Level 2 when you first move to college / work and then move on to L3 after 1 year at Level 2