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Ysgol Hen Felin

Ysgol Hen Felin

Key Stage 4

Our key Stage Four curriculum aims to provide a holistic learning experience embedding the 6 areas of learning; Literacy, Language and Communication, Math and Numeracy, Health and Wellbeing, Humanities, Science and Technology and Expressive Arts. In addition to our core curriculum, students will have the opportunity to follow programmes tailored to their needs and interests. Our learning programme includes:

  • ·Personal and Social Development
  • ·Vocational programmes including work related learning opportunities
  • ·Community living skills including, shopping, using money, using leisure facilities and developing road safety awareness.

In Key Stage Four we cover all areas of the National Curriculum with a special emphasis on learning skills which are essential for living a fulfilled and independent life.

Curriculum Aims

•To ensure that every student reaches their potential in terms of life skills, academic skills and independence.
•To offer a curriculum which promotes and develops transferable skills
•To promote problem solving skills in a variety of settings and environments
•To promote self-advocacy through pastoral support and personal and social development
•To encourage social interaction through a stimulating learning environment which support communication and social development
•To provide access to a range of experiences in the community
•To provide an environment that will assist students in their transition to adulthood.
•To ensure all students to have access to careers advice.
•To offer a wide range of therapy programmes including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy,    Hydrotherapy, Rebounders, MOVE and Music Therapy. 

Key Stage Four Accredited Curriculum

•Class 12- ASDAN Personal Progress and the John Muir Award   
•Class 10 – ASDAN Transition Challenge
•Class 11 – ASDAN Transition Challenge
•Dosbarth Seren – ASDAN -New horizons and towards independence

Enterprise and Work Based Learning Opportunities

All students will be provided with opportunities to take part in a range of work-based learning experiences. This aims to further develop an understanding of their own skills and qualities required for specific tasks or jobs, learning about relationships in the workplace and general work skills such as workplace safety, timekeeping, hygiene and budgeting. Each class will be taking part in a variety of work-based learning.  Selected students who would benefit from the experience in Year 11 will have the opportunity to attend college one morning a week to study a vocational course such as; hairdressing, carpentry, painting and decorating or tiling.

Class 10 Enterprise Projects:

Help the homeless- hope packages, Christmas Decorations, Recycled Arts, Garden Decorations, Tie Dye, Concrete Moulding

Throughout the year Class 10 also will be collecting and sorting the weekly recycling.

Class 11 Enterprise Projects:

Chocolate Apples Halloween, Sock Snow men /Reindeer feed, The Great YHF bake-off, Easter Sweet boxes, Car Valeting, Summer Survival Kits.

Throughout the year Class 11 will be sorting Fareshare Food Baskets and hosting Café Cwm (a café for classes to attend throughout the year).

Dosbarth Seren:

Bird Seed Ornaments, Christmas Decorations – Sewing, Milkshake Bar, Seed Paper/Seed Bombs, Soap, Ice lollies/Ice Cream Parlour.

Throughout the year Dosbarth Seren will be looking after our chickens and sell the eggs.

Class 12:

Christmas Card Printing, Welcome to our schoolbook, Valentines Chocolate Bouquets, Smoothie Bar, Bike Mechanics, Hanging Baskets. 

Throughout the year Class 12 also make and sell staff lunches weekly.