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Key Stage 5 Curriculum (Post 16)

This page contains details of the Post 16 curriculum offer at St Hugh's.

Post 16 at St Hugh’s School

If young people choose to stay on at St Hugh’s School they follow a personalised programme encompassing core skills, life skills, leisure activities and community based learning programmes.

Literacy, Numeracy and Computing is taught with a specific focus on how students can apply these skills to ‘real life’ situations.  Students are encouraged to keep up to date with what’s going on in the news both locally and nationally. They build on their learning in KS4 and follow appropriate accreditation pathways.

There are opportunities for community based learning programmes which include the use of local Community Hubs, leisure facilities and travel training; further preparing our young people for their transition into adulthood.

Our life skills lessons allow students to extend their skills and understanding in a range of areas pertinent to their transition into adulthood.  These range from personal health and wellbeing to food preparation, household skills, horticulture, hobbies and animal care.

Where appropriate we endeavour to provide students with meaningful work placements and work with school partners to ensure students both enjoy and achieve during this time.

St Hugh’s also offer a week residential trip to the Bendrigg Trust outdoor pursuits centre in Cumbria.  All Post 16 students are invited to attend and create a personalised diary to share their experiences and achievements during the week.

Whilst in Post 16 students are encouraged to keep active and participate in a range of activities to promote good health and wellbeing. These include weekly taekwondo, physical skills sessions, leisure activities in the local community and the preparation of healthy snacks and meals.

Throughout Post 16 and as part of their annual Education Healthcare Plan Reviews, students are encouraged to think carefully about their options after they leave Post 16.  Where appropriate, programmes are designed to ensure students develop the skills they require for their chosen options in adulthood.

You can download a copy of the Post 16 curriculum statement here as well as the Key Stage 5 Accreditation Map.

For further information

For information about the curriculum at Post 16, please contact the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher, by telephone, e-mail or letter.

Long term plans

The following long term plans relating to the Post 16 curriculum can be accessed here by clicking on the document link below:

Post 16 Long Term Plan

Life Skills Long Term Plan

A graduated approach to employability

At St Hugh's we take a graduated approach to employability, giving studebts a wide variety of experiences which will halp them to develop skills and experiences for the world of work. You can view the outline by clicking on the link below:

A graduated approach to employability