During their time in Key Stage 4, students are offered an expanding array of both academic and more practical, vocational subjects. The emphasis is on preparing students for life in either post-16 education or in the workplace. All students will study towards either an Entry level or GCSE in English, Maths and Science.
Personalisation is vital to ensuring that Ellesmere students get the best out of their time with us. In Key Stage 4, we aim to provide each student with an individual timetable that may consist of a mix of both on and off-site provision.
Students will continue to attend Hillview, our residential unit, where they can develop their independent living skills, with the help of their tutor and teaching assistant.
All students in Key Stage 4 are offered the opportunity to attend link courses at Leicester College and South Leicestershire College. These currently range from Motor Mechanics to Performing Arts. Each student will complete at least two college blocks during Key Stage 4.
Work experience is offered to all Key Stage 4 students for a total of four weeks. With the support of Ellesmere staff, students will choose their placement and attend an interview. The range of placements available is vast, with current students working in leisure centres, music shops and on farms. If appropriate, students are given one-to-one support from an adult during their placement.
Throughout Years 10 and 11, students are continually supported by the college Connexions Advisor who helps with issues around the future and choices at 16+.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of Key Stage 4, please feel free to contact me via our main reception.
Key Stage 4 Coordinator