The Curriculum

The Lighthouse curriculum has been designed to create learning opportunities that support the learners’ progress; both academically and in the development of their personal skills.

Learners follow the National Curriculum framework for Maths, English, ICT and Science. Additional accreditation is achieved using AQA Accredited Unit Awards, ASDAN awards and, where appropriate, our own in house certification which reflects subject matter delivered in the framework and additional skills and successes not catered for in other qualifications.

Learners have access to accredited units of study for the following subject areas:


Key Stage 4

KS4 students have the opportunity to achieve GCSE Maths, English, ICT, Design and Technology, History and Geography. In addition to this the learners will have access to Functional Skills levels 1 and 2 in Maths and English. (Ideally learners will be expected to achieve Entry/Level 1 courses by the end of year 10 and will progress on to Level 1/Level 2 in Year 11.)

Key stage 4 learners are also offered:

The learners SPP’s are used to identify any gaps in learning. AQA accredited units are delivered as interventions, using 1:1 support as identified, to develop skills and learners’ self –confidence.

Placements are offered in KS5 in order to support students in achieving specific goals. For example; this can include apprenticeship style placements where the school will support the learner to complete a period of work experience ensuring literacy and numeracy targets are met.

This provision is dependent upon the individual learners needs and a school bursary may be implemented to support this.