Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum OVerview

All young people who are admitted to the Hollies have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools or at risk of exclusion. The school aims, therefore, to balance the teaching of the national Curriculum subjects with other work to support young people in their personal, social and emotional development. Many pupils to the Hollies arrive part way through their GCSE's, our aim therefore is to work with each young person to identify their priority needs in terms of learning and social development and to provide a tailored curriculum which best meets the needs and where possible builds on their achievements from mainstream.

• Provides access for pupils to a broad and balanced curriculum.

• Promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural, as well as both academic and physical development.

• Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of adult life.

Where appropriate at Key Stage 4 they follow accredited courses in English, Maths, Art, PE, Food and Duke of Edinburgh. All of our pupils are expected to achieve a GCSE in English and Maths. We also offer alternatives as BTEC's, Functional Skills or Entry Level qualifications alongside the GCSE.