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Our Curriculum

We offer a unique curriculum based around the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and Computing, alongside a range of foundation subjects selected to provide a balanced, well-rounded education for life. Embedded within the curriculum are a range of ‘life skills’ development opportunities, to fulfil our students’ social and emotional needs and to help them achieve independence. 

Our classes are organised according to each student’s needs and abilities, identified through regular assessment and monitoring. We also consider social and emotional factors when establishing classes, to ensure an optimum fit between different members of the group. Some of our students may follow a bespoke learning pathway taking into account their prior attainment, their ability to engage, and any other specific barriers to learning. 

For those who require additional academic support, we offer small-group interventions focusing on achievable targets that can be applied back in the classroom.

We also provide support in reading, writing and numeracy through specialist intervention.

 

We have our own Special Educational Needs and Disability coordinator, weekly access to the services of a Clinical Psychologist, and a full-time Assistant Psychologist on site.

Qualifications

Regardless of the level of a young person’s starting point when they arrive at Aurora Brambles, we support them to gain appropriate and meaningful qualifications and skills in line with their abilities and interests.

We currently offer GCSEs in Maths, English Language, English Literature, Science, History and Statistics, and functional skills in Maths, English and ICT. Additional courses provide accreditation in PSHE, PE, Humanities and Art. 

Students wishing to pursue a vocational route can gain BTEC (or equivalent Level 1 and 2) qualifications in the following areas:

  • Motor Mechanics
  • Construction
  • Sports Studies
  • Horticulture
  • Land-based Management
  • Food Technology
  • Catering and Hospitality