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With schools being measured through ‘progress 8/attainment 8 scores.’ It may benefit some less able pupils to work towards gaining good grades in fewer subjects, with the emphasis on doing well in English and Mathematics, rather than to take more subjects but achieve lower grades overall. Our aim is to ensure all pupils who attend leave with a minimum of English and Maths due to the disruption in there learning with additional qualifications in ART, PE, Science, Employability, Food Technology, Health and Social Care and PSHE, in addition to wider skills in animal care, construction and DofE.
– DfE: Progress 8 and Attainment 8, Guide for maintained secondary schools, academies and free Schools.
Whilst pupils attending Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy are not considered less academically able, it is recognised that their learning, prior to the point of them being referred, is likely to have been significantly disrupted. Therefore, Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy will focus on the following measures:
GCSE Maths – AQA
Entry Level Maths – AQA
Functional Skills Maths – L1/2 AQA
GCSE English Lang – AQA
Functional Skills English – L1/2 AQA
GCSE English Lit – AQA
GCSE Art – AQA
GCSE Science – Biology OCR
Entry Level Science – Biology AQA
Sports Studies – L1/2 OCR Cambridge National Award
Pearson Home Cooking Skills – Pearson L1/2
RSHE – NCFE L1/2
Health and Social Care – Gateway L1/2
Bronze Arts Award – L1 Arts Award
Employability – NCFE L1/2
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
The curriculum offer is always under continuous review, to be responsive and reflective of the needs of the pupils on roll. The core offer meets statutory requirements, as well as building the foundations of learning for life; as well as developing personal and social skills. GCSE/Vocational subjects are flexibly offered to respond to current needs and interests of our pupils.