The curriculum is tailored to young people at each key stage, with specific pathways dependant on a young person’s age; enrolment at a home school; prior attainment and academic goals.
Each pathway shapes the programme of study that a young person will follow, and then lessons are personalised to engage young people and appropriately challenge them. If a young person is on roll at a home school, then key teachers will liaise with the home school to ensure that work is transferred over to us. If a young person is not on roll at another school, then we will liaise with the young person and their parent/carer to provide a holistic education package that is appropriate to the level that the young person is baseline assessed at. Careers is offered at all key stages, with next steps planned with young people, including applying for college post-discharge; apprenticeship exploration and job interview preparation.
Subjects taught or facilitated (*) at each key stage are:
Key Stage 3: English, Maths, Science, ICT Functional Skills, Humanities, PSHE Careers, Art & Music
Key Stage 4: English Functional Skills, English GCSE (Language and Literature), Maths Functional Skills, Maths GCSE, Biology, Chemistry & Physics GCSE, Nutrition & Health (Level 1), ICT Functional Skills, RE GCSE, History GCSE, Geography GCSE, Health and Social Care, PSHE, careers, Art GCSE/Peripatetic & Music GCSE/Peripatetic.
Key Stage 5: A-Level: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry*, Physics*, Psychology, Sociology*, Art, Music*. Vocational: Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma (with the exception of work experience), Children’s Play, Learning and Development BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (with the exception of work experience), Applied Psychology BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
Young people being functional in their day to day lives is a core aspect of their treatment whilst an inpatient at PBC. The school recognise that collaborative work with the OT department is essential to young people’s health and wellbeing. Thus, there are sessions within the school timetable for schoolwork with the OT department. These include (and are evaluated throughout the year):
- Community Integration
- Community Sports
- Ward Sports
- Selected Home Leave
To ensure the progress of these sessions are measured, they are all linked within a unit of the Level 1 Award for Personal and Social Development as part of the PSHE programme entitled “Healthy Living for Families”. Feedback and progress are gathered from various adults working with young people including: the OT team, Healthcare Assistants, Nurses and family/carers.