Post 16 Curriculum

Post-16 Curriculum

Our sixth form caters for students aged 16-19 who are D/Deaf and/or with a range of special education needs, including autism and speech and language difficulties.

Our main aims are:

  • To support our young people in making a successful transition from adolescence into adulthood.
  • To provide an engaging curriculum that further enables personalised learning opportunities and allows our young people to both consolidate and broaden their skills.
  • To ensure readiness for independent living, further education and/or supported employment and supported living.
  • To support students in becoming active members of their communities, who participate and make a positive contribution.

The curriculum

All 6th Form students access learning at an appropriate level, within small teaching groups and with well-informed nurturing pastoral support. We take a holistic approach to preparing our young people for adulthood and key life skills are embedded within our curriculum and daily routines.


Our young people follow personalised study-programmes suited to their individual needs, interests and future aspirations.  Our curriculum can be ever-changing, depending on the future goals and aspirations of our young people. Teaching staff work closely with other professionals and parents/carers when setting targets (EHCPs), and study programmes are tailored accordingly.


Students at Oak Lodge Sixth Form are usually working between Pre Entry and Entry Level 1 and follow one of three main pathways.


For more information about the Post 16 Curriculum please contact:   Hana Mortimore on our information email address