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Education & Learning

We love learning

We plan every student’s learning and development individually.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum at every stage, and adapt this curriculum to reflect the changing needs of individual students as they progress through the school, and according to their individual talents and interests.

We use a wide range of recognised autistic spectrum condition approaches to support learning. There is a strong emphasis on a multi-professional approach.

Students can study towards attainment at GCSE and A-Level, as well as other accredited qualifications. They can also gain nationally recognised vocational qualifications.

Subjects available are: –

English Language – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE

English Literature – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE

Maths – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE

Science – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE and specified topics available for AS & A Level

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) – available throughout all Key Stage levels

Social Skills (with the Speech and Language Team involved) – available throughout all Key Stage levels

Study Skills – available throughout all Key Stage levels

Art – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE and AS Level

Physical Education – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE

Design & Technology – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC & GCSE

Geography – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE

History – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE

Home Cooking Skills – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC

Music – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC

Drama – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE/ESB

Communication with Drama – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC

Religious Education – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE

Spanish – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE

Mandarin – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE

Photography – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC

Horticulture – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC

Game, Art & Design – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC

Film & Animation – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC

Health & Social Care – available at BTEC Level

Duke of Edinburgh – available for KS4 & 5 Students

ASDAN – available for KS5 Students

ICT – available at KS3, 4 & 5

Sociology & Psychology at KS4 & 5

Photography & Horticulture – available at KS3, 4 & 5

GCSE Exam Results Highlights 2017:

Overall GCSE pass rate (grades A* – D) 88%

English GCSE pass rate (grades A* – D) 100%

Maths GCSE pass rate (grades A* – D) 100%

Additional Science GCSE pass rate(A* – D) 100%

A* in Mandarin

A’s in Additional Science, ICT & DT Design Product

AS Level Exam Results Highlights 2017:

AS Levels Overall pass (A* – D) 54%

A’s in Sociology & Psychology

B in Maths

To view our examination results please click here (pdf)

Learning beyond the classroom

The curriculum is enriched with real-life opportunities to learn with trips, visits and outings. We plan these with the students’ age and ability in mind to be positive and safe experiences.

Learning is extended beyond our curriculum through weekly ‘Special Interests’ sessions. Led by the interests of our pupils, a range of activities have been offered including fencing, cosmology and rock climbing.

Vocational curriculum & work-based learning

We have a strong emphasis on developing independent living skills and providing vocational opportunities for pupils aged 14 to 19. The vocational curriculum is tailored to individual needs and ambitions, and includes access to qualifications.

Post-16 pupils are supported to identify and access courses at local colleges, as well as work-related learning placements within local organisations.

Participating in community life is an important part of our independence training programmes, which are designed to support pupils’ future transition to less supported environments, including semi-independent and independent living.

Personal Development

Tailored independence programmes are designed to enable older pupils to take responsibility for their own personal development. These programmes focus on promoting choice and decision-making, as well as life-skills development such as independent study, travel and cooking.

Destinations

As part of the ongoing transition plans for KS4 and KS5 students; Gretton staff work in collaboration with students, parents and Further Education provisions to broaden understanding of the facilities on offer outside of Gretton School. There are a selection of qualifications that are available including; Apprenticeships, A-levels, BTECs, Functional Skills and Supported Internships.

In the academic year 2015-2016 13 students left Gretton School, 5 went on to mainstream college, 6 went on to other specialist provisions.

This academic year 2016-2017 there are confirmed places for 13 students at mainstream college or specialist provisions.

Gretton Inserts Destinations 2017

 

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