We offer Functional Skills qualifications, an alternative to mainstream GCSE’s in English and Maths, compulsory for all students that are enrolled, and all will be expected to work towards this standard.

The curriculum is designed to enable all students to make progress. It is adaptable to cater for individual needs and demanding enough to enable students to draw out their maximum potential.

We emphasise qualifications in Employability skills, which are available to every student preparing them for their working life.

Our aim is for students to successfully complete their education feeling invigorated and READY to continue their employment journey.

Reading – Students will understand the difference between Fact and Opinion. They will explore different writing styles, know the different levels of detail required and pick out key detail from text as well as explain Implied Meanings.

Writing – Students will learn to write in Paragraphs and Organise their writing with structure. They will Communicate Information, Ideas and Opinions in written form. Students will use different types of language based on different scenarios.

Speaking and Listening – Students will make a range of contributions to discussions in a range of contexts, including those that are unfamiliar, and make effective presentations

Students need all 3 elements to obtain the qualification.

Examination body: Open Awards

Numbers – this includes whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages

Measure – Shape and Space

Handling Information – Data and Statistics.

Students will be encouraged to use both written and mental methods of problem solving.

Students will need to pass a final exam.

Examination body: Open Awards

Students will learn skills such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases. They will understand the health and safety measures for using the internet and how to secure devices. Students will be expected to use email and understand the aspects of file management.

We offer additional Vocational course options of the following subjects:

Students will learn a skill, practice, and then apply it to a task. Students will experience Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Plastering, Plumbing and Tiling.

Examination body: AIM Qualifications

Students will gain experience in both Car and Cycle maintenance including the relevant legislation applicable.

Examination body: AIM Qualifications

ReFocus is lucky enough to have a garden and students will be actively involved in growing and planting both flowers and vegetables. Students will also learn how to look after indoor plants as well as the properties of certain plants and how they can help support health.

Examination body: AIM Qualifications

This incorporates our PSHE curriculum and includes both humanities and creative arts. Students will look at protected characteristics, British values, look at what is important for their well-being as well as how they fit in to the world they live in.

Examination body: AIM Qualifications

All students will have employability lessons; these support the construction qualification as they make up a portion of the credits required. These lessons challenge students to understand the world of work and help them develop as a well-rounded adult.

Examination body: AIM Qualifications

More details coming soon.

All of our courses are subject to availability

Students will be expected to choose (*) options from the above list of courses.

PHSE and nurture support will be offered to all students working alongside a range of external professional bodies.

SMSC will be delivered to pupils enabling students to interact with others in a positive way.

Every student is actively encouraged to promote british values, engage in free speech and democracy, law, liberty and mutual respect for others.

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