Key Stage 3-4 Curriculum
Our main aim is to provide a wide range of educational experiences and opportunities that will enrich our students’ lives, promote the highest possible academic achievement and enable our students to develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible.
Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3, the curriculum is delivered through a primary class-based model. Pupils spend most of the time with their class teacher but will also have access to specialist teachers for art, design technology, food studies and music.
The core curriculum is based on a structured, topic-based approach that encourages creativity and cross-curricular understanding while covering all elements of the National Curriculum.
Key Stage 4
Key stage 4 students follow a two-year programme designed to provide a smooth transition into the next stage of their education, employment or training. This stage emphasises the development of independence and life skills which are personalised for individuals or groups of students.
Students gain nationally accredited qualifications covering all curriculum areas. In addition to these qualifications, students also have access to other opportunities (including the Duke of Edinburgh Award), that promote independence and develop social communication and interaction skills that prepare students for life after Brent Knoll.