Cambridge Park Academy 6th Form Education. September 2017-July 2018
Cambridge Park Offers a 6th Form provision for up to 3 years. The curriculum focuses on developing skills for employment and to live confidently as a young adult in the local community. There is a strong emphasis on the development of functional numeracy and literacy throughout the programme which compliments the vocational skills experiences.
Life skills and leisure skills provide students opportunity to develop social skills and problem solving to support progression into independent/semi independent living, the world of work, further training or education.
BKSB Functional Literacy/Numeracy. (Entry level 1,2,3 level 1,2.)
ECDL ICT (Entry 3 level 1, 2.)
Functional Skills qualifications support the development of practical skills in English, maths and ICT, and are designed to help learners gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. There's a strong focus on explanation and problem-solving, with a choice of paper assessment or on-screen, on-demand assessment.
Students will follow a three year plan to attain the highest qualification that they are capable of in these core subjects.
ASDAN Life Skills Challenges: (WTE1, E1, E2, E3, L1, L2)
Life Skill Challenge offers an online bank of Challenges for learners working from pre-Entry to Level 2. Challenges are designed to structure learning and demonstrate achievement in a range of curriculum areas that are important for success in adult life – from communication and problem solving, to IT and employability.
Tutors can choose from existing Challenges created by experienced ASDAN practitioners, or write and submit their own. (6th form has written 9 Challenges this year)
Centres can recognise and reward learners' achievements with ASDAN certification for completed challenges. There is also the option of downloading a simple Statement of Achievement for each learner.
All students have the opportunity to access an external work experience in the local area.
In year 13 students are interviewed by the employability services, so that they can decide what employment they would like to choose. They are given the opportunity to have 6/7 sessions for at least 2 hours with support which is withdrawn as the student’s confidence grows.
In year 14 students are interviewed again by the employability services, so that they can choose the same or new vocation to experience. They are then given the opportunity to have 14/15 full day placements. If possible the students will travel to the Work Experience independently and be independent carrying out the chosen job role.
Transition to another service:
· Transition planning begins during year 12 of 6th form.
· Transition planning takes place as part of developing each student’s Education Health and Care Plan.
· The transition team (which include the parents and student ) develop the plan yearly.
· The team considers areas such as Education or Vocational training, Internship or Employment, Daily Life Skills and Direct payments.
· Transition services need to be coordinated set of activities orientated towards producing results.
· Transition services need to be based on the students needs and must take into account his or her preferences.
Cromwell Road 6th form has eleven students leaving in the year 2017/2018
Two students have applied to attend Grimsby institute and complete a NVQ one in Child care and one in Hairdressing. Four students have applied to attend Wheelsby College and gain a qualification in the areas of Retail, Catering and Horticulture. Five students will be continuing with their independent living through adult services i.e. The Rock Foundation, Bright minds, Care for All and Lincolnshire house.
All students were given support during the decision making, choices and visiting of the services.