The Curriculum

The Lighthouse curriculum has been designed to create learning opportunities that support the learners’ progress; both academically and in the development of their personal skills.

Learners in Key Stage 3, follow the National Curriculum framework for Maths, English, ICT and Science. Additional accreditation is achieved using AQA Accredited Unit Awards, ASDAN awards, Entry Level qualifications and, where appropriate, our own in-house certification which reflects subject matter delivered in the framework and additional skills and successes not catered for in other qualifications.

Learners have access to accredited units of study and qualifications for the following subject areas:


Key Stage 4

KS4 students have the opportunity to achieve a range of nationally recognised and accredited qualifications based on individual needs, interests and ability. These include GCSE, Entry Levels, Functional Skills, Asdan awards and AQA unit awards.

Key stage 4 learners are also offered:

The learners SPP’s are used to identify any gaps in learning and qualifications offered to learners are agreed in discussion with them, their parents/carers and other external agencies involved to ensure they achieve success.

Placements are offered in KS5 in order to support students in achieving specific goals. For example; this can include apprenticeship style placements where the school will support the learner to complete a period of work experience ensuring literacy and numeracy targets are met.

This provision is dependent upon the individual learners needs and a school bursary may be implemented to support this.