The Grove curriculum caters for pupils with a primary diagnosis of complex or moderate autism with a range of associated learning difficulties. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that offers different pathways for pupils and their individual needs. The key aim is for pupils to develop independence in both their academic learning and their personal skills and to be recognised for these achievements through external qualifications and accreditation.
KS3 Curriculum Introduction
The aim of the KS3 curriculum is to build on the experiences from the primary phase and to support our students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
At KS3, students are based in classes and have one teacher who delivers the full curriculum. Students study a rich, developmentally appropriate curriculum at KS3 which encompasses a broad range of subjects including: English, Maths, Humanities, Science, PSHE, The Arts, Technology, Music and PE. The curriculum is delivered on a three-year rolling programme based on a thematic scheme.
KS3 Semi-Formal Curriculum Thematic Overview
Click on the link below to read our Key Stage 3 Curriculum overview.
The curriculum is delivered over a three year cycle. The curriculum is divided into:
- Engagement curriculum
- Semi-formal curriculum
- Formal curriculum.
KS4 Semi-Formal Curriculum Introduction
The curriculum is progressive and builds on previous learning from primary through to KS3, emphasising the skills required for each individual pupil to become ready for the transition to post 16 education and beyond.
The curriculum is designed and adapted to meet the needs of all pupils. Pupils will continue to work towards targets outlined in their EHCP and Transition towards Adulthood plan, alongside the academic curriculum. There is a focus on independence with learning and life skills at this key stage.
KS4 Semi-Formal Curriculum Overview
The intent of the KS4 curriculum is to build on the experiences from the Primary and the KS3 phase and to support our pupils to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
KS4 pupils are based in classes and have one teacher who delivers the full curriculum. The curriculum is thematic and delivered on a two year rolling programme. The themes have been carefully chosen in order to promote careers, the arts and global citizenship. Every lesson is planned to be challenging, enjoyable and successful for each pupil and there are many opportunities for practical hands-on activities and visits to places that enhance learning and extend cultural capital, ensuring learning is fun!
There are three pathways in the KS4 semi-formal curriculum:
- Pathway 1 will work towards AQA Unit Awards in English and Maths
- Pathway 2 will work towards Pearson Entry-Level 1 in English and Maths
- Pathway 3 will work towards Pearson Entry-Level 2 in English and Maths.
All pupils will continue to work from the Grove Curriculum in Science, PSHE and RE. All pupils will work towards AQA Unit Awards in foundation subjects.