Aspire and Achieve
An individualised day and waking day curriculum designed to prepare students for transition to adulthood so that they are able to go into the world and function to the best of their ability in their everyday lives. Specialist support for the development of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. Opportunities for vocational skill development; for using and applying skills in independent living in the schools residence for a proportion of the time.
On completion: students on this pathway may progress to a Pre-Vocational pathway or supported learning programmes.
Entry requirements: no formal entry requirements.
This personalised learning programme is suitable for students who have higher level thinking skills such as the ability to reason, evaluate and analyse.
On completion: students from this pathway may progress to Higher Education or commence training in a professional career. From 19 to 25 years of age, students will continue to receive tutorials and notetaking/interpreter support from the Deaf First Department.
Entry requirements: students need to have achieved literacy and numeracy qualifications at level one and be ready to progress to level two and can therefore access academic courses at level 2 and above.
This is a personalised learning programme suitable for students who wish to pursue a vocational area with an emphasis is on practical skills and where theory elements of the course are broken down into smaller units of assessment.
On completion: students from this pathway may progress to employment training or an academic pathway. From 19 to 25 years of age, students will continue to receive Teacher of the Deaf and communication support from our Deaf First Department.
Entry requirements: students need to have achieved Entry 3 and be ready to progress towards level 1 in literacy and numeracy.
A personalised learning programme suitable for students who want to improve their skills in Literacy and Numeracy in order to support access to future vocational courses. It includes a broad balanced curriculum with a strong focus on functional skill development.
On completion: students may progress to a chosen vocational pathway.
Entry requirements: students need to have achieved literacy and numeracy qualifications at Entry level.
Lifelong learning continues with our Deaf First Department from 19 to 25 years of age, and beyond.