6th Form

6th Form

Each student will begin an Individual Study Programme tailored to their needs and aspirations with an emphasis on developing functional English, Maths and Computing, Work Experience Related Learning Skills and Personal and Social Development. All student outcomes are linked to their planned transitions into adulthood and are trans disciplinary to ensure a holistic approach to their learning and skills gained, whether their intended destination be work, further education or independent living.

All students will achieve the following outcomes at their own appropriate level during their time in the 6th Form of Milestone Academy:

  • Be able to communicate and interact functionally and effectively in all forms to different audiences in a variety of settings
  • Be able to use maths skills functionally including the skills of using money, measure and time
  • Be able to use technology safely to communicate, find and present information, and how to make safe choices
  • Understand how to keep safe in the home and community, when using technology and as part of a sexual or social relationship
  • Be able to prepare a drink, snack or meal and look after their home
  • Be able to travel within the local community and access local facilities

At the end of their study in the 6th Form, students leave with an ASDAN Diploma, Certificate, Award or Unit Accreditation in Personal and Social Development and/or Personal Progress and a range of vocational awards. Students also achieve accreditation in functional English, Maths and Computing. These can then be used as a basis for further accreditation at a later stage at another learning provider.

The following states  the time that the majority of students will spend on curriculum areas over a week. This will not be the case for some individual students who work to a personal curriculum due to a variety of needs such as physical needs, care needs, sensory needs etc.

  • Functional English – 2 discreet lessons/week. Skills generalised in all curriculum areas
  • Functional Maths – 2 discreet lessons/week. Skills generalised in all curriculum areas
  • Functional ICT – 1 discreet lesson/week. Skills generalised in all curriculum areas
  • Daily living skills (ASDAN Personal Progress or Personal and Social Development) including Food Technology – 1 day/week
  • Work experience Related Learning – 1 day/week
  • Year 12 – Vocational Courses (e.g. WJEC Sport Entry Level 1 / 2, Ascentis Skills for the Construction Industry and Hair and Beauty (at Rowhill School)
  • Year 13 – Work experience and developing Employability skills
  • Year 14 – Mini Enterprise or supported internship
  • Communication and PSHE, including RSE – ½ day/week
  • Recreation (PE, Swimming, exercise) – ½ day/week
  • Travel training – to be completed as an integral part of accessing the local community and facilities, e.g. shopping for foods for cooking activities, accessing recreation facilities
  • English and Maths are incorporated and generalised into all areas of the curriculum

 

Personal Progress and Personal and Social Development Programme of Study

Ethos and Planning

This programme is based on the ASDAN Personal Progress (PP) and Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualifications. The qualification provides a comprehensive range of activities that are both age appropriate and sufficient to meet the needs of students.

Personal Progress is an Entry 1 level qualification and is suitable for students working from P1(i) to Level 1 of the National Curriculum. Each unit of the qualification is awarded at a level from the achievement continuum, see Appendix 1.

Personal and Social Development is awarded at an Entry level 1, 2 or 3 qualification as appropriate. Students will either work towards the Personal Progress or Personal and Social Development qualification. In exceptional circumstances, students may begin working towards the Personal Progress Qualification and then transfer to working towards the Personal and Social Development Qualification if felt appropriate.

Progress made within units is assessed as a percentage of the number of assessment criteria completed and updates on a student’s Individual Study Programme termly.

Personal Progress Qualification

During years 12, 13 and 14 students will work towards one or two units a year for areas related to daily living skills, depending upon the progress of knowledge, skills and understanding learnt. Each student will also work towards one unit a year related to functional English, Maths or ICT. Units will be chosen that are appropriate to the student’s individualised learning needs.

The units covered will be taught on a three year rolling programme. This will ensure that unit will not be repeated due to change to class groups and will support team teaching within the 6th Form.

Personal and Social Development Qualification

During years 12, 13 and 14 students will work towards one or two units a year for areas relating to daily living skills, depending upon the progress of knowledge, skills and understanding learnt. Students working at this level will not complete units related to functional skills as they will complete EDEXCEL Functional Skills exams.

Students may also complete the unit titles ‘Preparation for Work’ (Unit PW) if appropriate as part of their work experience preparation and training.

Food Technology

Students will complete a qualification in Food Technology from the following as appropriate:

ASDAN Personal Progress:

  • Daily living: Planning and preparing food for an event
  • Daily living: Developing independent living skills: Preparing drinks and snacks
  • BTEC Home Cooking Skills at Level 1 or Level 2