Sixth Form

Sixth Form curriculum

In Sixth form students continue to follow pathway models, but through a ‘Preparation For Life’ focus. Students may follow a range of appropriate qualifications or vocational study and engage in relevant work related learning, including work experience. Further and more detailed information is to be found in our pathway handbooks.

Our Sixth form curriculum is delivered through an informal or formal route.

Pathway 1 – Ruby route

Young people on the Ruby Route typically have the most complex learning, physical and medical needs requiring the highest levels of support.

Young people work with a small group of highly skilled staff who understand their complex needs.

This route prepares young people for adulthood by providing enhanced opportunities to develop skills in real life situations.

Young people work on an individual program of study linked to their EHCP, and towards an Entry Level qualification in Personal Progress.

Young people will access the community daily to develop social and communication skills in a wide range of settings. They will use bus passes to access the wider local area visiting places of interest.

Young people carry out their individual therapy programs daily in order to maintain physical skills, these programs are reviewed with the therapy team to ensure they are reflective of student needs.

Communication skills will be worked on daily in a wide and varied range of situations, ensuring young people are motivated and fully engaged in all opportunities.

Pathway 2 & 3 – Emerald route

Young people on the Emerald Route typically work between Entry Level 1 and 2, with some complex learning and sensory needs,

Young people work with a group of dedicated staff and operate a Key Worker system, ensuring consistency and predictability for our young people.

This route prepares young people for adulthood by providing enhanced learning opportunities in and out of the classroom to develop skills for life.

Young people work on individualised programs of study linked to their EHCP and aspirations for the future. Young people work towards achieving a Diploma in Independent Living Skills and a Certificate in Employability Skills.

All learning opportunities are functional, relating to real life scenarios that motivate young people, preparing them for life beyond Hope Wood, including designing their own menu and making meals daily.

Young people explore a wide range of possible pathways for the future through regular visits to provisions and visitors to the class.

Young people on this route are encouraged to be as independent as possible in relation to their work, behaviour and relationships, they take responsibility for their learning environment.

Pathway 4 – Diamond route

Young people on the Diamond Route usually work towards qualifications at Entry Level 3 or above, the majority of young people have autism.

Young people work with a small group of staff who facilitate learning opportunities by using the local community, typically spending at least 50% of their week out of class applying their skills to ensure they are effectively prepared for adulthood.

This route prepares young people for adulthood by ensuring they have the skills to adapt to any situation they may come across. including those where they could be at risk.

Young people are independent in their work, communication, and social skills, some develop independence in travel training.

Young people are encouraged to work towards their aspirations, learning opportunities and work experiences are carved from this.

Young people explore a wide range of post 19 routes, enjoying visits to businesses, engaging in workshops with employers and specialists within the LA.

Young people work towards qualifications in Independence, Employability, Math’s and English giving them a broad and balanced experience before taking next steps.

Young people work on developing skills to maintain good mental health and emotional regulation.