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:
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.
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.
Students will complete a qualification in Food Technology from the following as appropriate:
ASDAN Personal Progress: