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Curriculum – Upper School

We are very proud that OFSTED rated our provision for our Post 16 students as “Outstanding”, recognising that “Students benefit from a very exciting curriculum, outstanding accommodation and high-quality support.” (OFSTED July 2015)

The Upper School is a joined up department of both Key Stage 4 and 5 Students. The Upper School curriculum reflects the changing needs of our students. There is a focus on core foundation knowledge and skills alongside preparing for life beyond Clifton Hill. Our curriculum is designed to ensure all students’ access learning in all areas at a level and pace that suits their individual learning style.

Students have the opportunity to engage in Vocational Studies and Work related Learning with the variety of local projects and businesses that we are working in partnership with. Students can in additional access small group projects with our Enrichment programmes.

Post 16 Students are registered onto the ASDAN accreditation. Students engage in programmes and qualifications that support our students to develop skills for learning, work and life. Students can leave Clifton Hill with an award or certificate and continue building up their ASDAN credits in their next provision to receive a Diploma.

OFSTED noted that “… Leaders ensure that their students achieve exceptionally well on their accredited courses and on their vocational opportunities.” (OFSTED July 2015)