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Post 16 Provision

Head of Post 16 - Mr Hulme

Welcome to Post 16 - Our semi-independent provision

Post 16 operates on a timetable, based around academic learning, Life skills and enrichment opportunities. All timetables are designed to reflect the particular needs of our students.

Students have the opportunity to study academic subjects at GCSE, A Level, BTEC or equivalent, either as new subjects or as re-sits. Students can access many of the qualifications that the school offers, from the more ‘traditional’ GCSEs in Maths, English etc to Sports Leadership and Functional Skills. Life skills is taught through the ASDAN qualification, based around developing personal, social and communication Skills.

Currently on offer we have the following. This is subject to change each year.

GCSE English GCSE Maths
GCSE AS/A Level Art and Design BTEC Hospitality & Tourism
GCSE/AS Photographty ASDAN Horticulture
BTEC P.E. Computing
GCSE 3D Art (DT) GCSE History

There are Programmes of Study for Year 12, 13 and 14 which reflect the different stages of their transition. These offer a range of activities, such as work experience, college visits and taster days to help with transition away from West Kirby School and travel training, aiming to help students become independent travellers, using local bus and train services.

Our aim is to create Pathways to Adulthood (PtA), where through lessons, activities and a variety of other experiences, students develop their skills and are prepared for more independent living, understand how to keep fit and healthy, recognise how to become positive members of their local community and are aware of the opportunities for further education or jobs in their future.

 

Study programme Year 12

PtA * - Pathways to Adulthood

  Core aim Links to PtA *

English, Maths

Other accredited course

(Enterprise, Options etc)

Life Skills

To re-sit English/Maths if a higher grade is required. 

To gain further external accredited examinations

Accessing the local community, shopping, gym visits, Healthy Eating and Keeping Fit, Understanding Relationships

Employment

Employment

Independent Living

Friends, relationships & good health

Independent Study Sessions

To learn the necessary skills to be able to be, and remain motivated, to work independently. To be confident enough to work without the presence of a Teacher/TA. To recognise when assistance is needed and to seek this.

Employment

Independent Living

Good Health

Group Activities 

(Well Being)

To encounter new environments and people and the differences therein.

Friends, Relationships

Work Experience

To visit a variety of different workplaces to begin to gain an insight into the world of work.

Employment

Independent Living

College

If needed, taster visits to experience a new education placement environment to prepare for transition.

Employment, Friends

 

Study programme Year 13

 PtA * - Pathways to Adulthood

  Core aim Links to PtA*

English

Maths

Other accredited course

(Enterprise, Options etc)

Life Skills

To re-sit English/Maths if a higher grade is required. 

To gain further external accredited examinations

Accessing the local community, shopping , gym visits, Healthy Eating and Keeping Fit, Understanding Relationships

Employment

Employment

Independent Living, friends, relationships, good health

Independent Study Sessions

To learn the necessary skills to be able to be, and remain motivated, to work independently. To be confident enough to work without the presence of a Teacher/TA. To recognise when assistance is needed and to seek this.

Employment

Independent Living

Good Health

Group Activities 

(Well Being)

To encounter new environments and people and the differences therein.

Friends, Relationships

Work Experience

To visit different workplaces or if appropriate spend time at a work placement, to gain a greater understanding of the world of work

Employment

Independent Living

College

Taster visits to experience a new education placement environment to prepare for transition.

Employment, friends

 

Study programme Year 14

 PtA * - Pathways to Adulthood

  Core aim Links to PtA*

English

Maths

Other accredited course

(Enterprise, Options etc)

Life Skills

To re-sit English/Maths if a higher grade is required. 

To gain further external accredited examinations

Accessing the local community, shopping , gym visits, Healthy Eating and Keeping Fit, Understanding Relationships

Employment

Employment

Independent Living, friends, relationships, good health

Independent Study Sessions

To learn the necessary skills to be able to be, and remain motivated, to work independently. To be confident enough to work without the presence of a Teacher/TA. To recognise when assistance is needed and to seek this.

Employment

Independent Living

Good Health

Group Activities 

(Well Being)

To encounter new environments and people and the differences therein.

Friends, Relationships

Work Experience

To spend time at a work placement, to gain a greater understanding of the world of work

Employment

Independent Living

College

To spend time at a local college to experience a new environment, to help with a successful transition

Employment, relationships

 

West Kirby School and College, Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH

0151 632 3201