Key Stage 4 Curriculum

KS 4 Curriculum 

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All students study a core curriculum: GCSE English, Maths and Science and a high-quality Personal Development programme 

  • Range of other accreditations - Functional Skills and Entry Level available 
  • Offer of a full GCSE (or equivalent) programme for all KS4 students to allow access to the Level 2 threshold 
  • Additional GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications available dependent on the Centre or provider:  
  • GCSE English Literature,  
  • GCSE Art,  
  • BTEC Sport and Fitness,  
  • BTEC Creative Media Production,  
  • GCSE Citizenship, 
  • GCSE RE,
  • GCSE Drama,  
  • BTEC L1/2 Home Cooking Skills,  
  • BTEC L1/2 Money and Finance Skills,  
  • BTEC L1 Workskills,  
  • OCR National L1/2 Child Development 
  • BTEC First L1/2 Award in Health and Social Care 

Students will have the opportunity to engage in a number of additional activities matched to their interests (not all activities available at all Centres): 

  • Bike maintenance 
  • Gardening
  • Music
  • Vocational learning available from the Manchester AP Framework for targeted students 

Onward Destinations

  • Students supported to return to mainstream if appropriate – significant one-off incidents; school ready 
  • Students will have their SEND needs met through a graduated approach and either transition to named setting or supported into post-16 provision 
  • Pathway 3 developed in conjunction with the Manchester College, students supported to progress to FE college or other EET provider
  • All students supported to make an effective transition to post-16 Education, Employment or Training 



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Manchester M21 7JJ

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