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School Curriculum

Students at Ellesmere College experience the curriculum according to their need. We operate a student centred approach to teaching and learning and provide a broad, balanced yet flexible curriculum to all students. It is our aim to ensure each student achieves their potential.

All traditional subjects are taught across the age ranges, the delivery of the curriculum is dependent on need.

We have the capacity to develop the whole student and are able to work with students in the following ways:

  • Sensory
  • Visual
  • Signing- (Makaton and BSL)
  • Language development
  • using ASD techniques
  • early learning strategies
  • independence development
  • social skill development
  • fundamental movement
  • Hands on approach
  • Pre entry, entry level and Level 1 accreditation
  • Alternative provision
  • Outdoor learning

KS4 Courses available to students:

  • ABC Certificate in Practical Envirnmental and Conservation Skills
  • AIM - Employability
  • AIM - Personal Progress
  • AIM Award Entry Level Certificate in Personal Progress
  • AIM Award Entry Level Independent Living - Accessing Community Facilities
  • AIM Award Entry Level Independent Living - DIPLOMA
  • AIM Award Entry Level Independent Living - Leisure Activities
  • AIM Award Entry Level Independent Living -Household Skills
  • AIM Award Entry Level Independent Living -Living in the Community
  • AIM Award Entry Level Independent Living -Personal Care
  • AIM Award Entry Level Independent Living -Rights & Responsibilities
  • AQA Entry Level PSHE
  • BTEC Construction
  • BTEC Cooking
  • BTEC Science
  • BTEC Sports
  • Duke of Edingbrough - Bronze
  • Gateway Functional Skills - English
  • Gateway Functional Skills - Maths
  • GCSE Art
  • OCR - Physical Education - Entry Level Certificate
  • OCR - Functional Skills ICT
  • OCR Mathematics - Entry Level Certificate
  • OCR Science Plus - Entry Level Certificate
  • Sports Leaders Qualification - Level 1
  • WJEC Creative Media and Performance Arts Entry level Certificate
  • WJEC English Entry Level Certificate
  • WJEC Independent Living Entry Level Award

If you would like more information on the curriculum please contact our Reception Team on 0116 289 4242 and ask to speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance. For more detailed information please ask to speak to Angela Smith, Senior Leader in charge of Curriculum.