Wyvern Academy Sixth Form Curriculum

As well as adherence to the Government’s guidance concerning Study Programmes, the overarching aim for all of our students are the four Preparation for Adulthood outcomes: employment, independent living, community inclusion and health . As such, the sixth Form at Wyvern Academy offers young people aged 16-19 with learning difficulties a huge variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities, all of which are supported by nationally accredited qualifications.

  • All students follow the OCR Life and Living Skills qualifications at either Entry Level 1, 2 or 3, moving from Certificate to Diploma sized qualifications as they progress through the sixth form. This is achieved through the completion of modules, covering a wide range of skills from social to work to leisure to independent living. These qualifications also fulfil our obligation to ensure that students not gaining a ‘C’ at GCSE level at KS4 continue to study Maths and English at KS5.
  • We are also developing a programme of Work Experience opportunities which our students access as they progress through the sixth form.  Placements range from internal to external depending on individual needs and abilities.
  • There is a strong emphasis on a multi-professional approach throughout Wyvern and this ensures that all needs are met.  This, combined with high quality teaching and learning, means that our students leave with excellent life chances, including further education with local providers and colleges, along with supported or independent living opportunities.

Curriculum areas and Personal targets & Qualification pathways

  • Students engage on a 3 year pathway tailored to support individual learning needs
  • Includes themes of functional skills- literacy & numeracy, money, travel, shopping, independence & life-skills, personal & communication.
  • Developing confidence & responsibilities & making the most of their abilities
  • Preparing to play an active role as citizens
  • Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle
  • Developing good relationships, respecting differences between people
Life-skills & Independence
  ·         Travel training ·         Shopping ·         Meal preparation & cooking ·         Living skills ·         Money ·         Living skills e.g. cleaning, laundry
In the community
  ·         Using local facilities ·         Road safety ·         Travel training

·         Sports activities ·         Leisure facilities ·         Music ·         Developing own interests
College link/Work-Experience  
·         Kingston Maurward College ·         Weymouth College ·         Personalised placements & travel training

Environment studies  
·         Garden maintenance ·         Planting/growing/selling vegetables ·         Planting/growing/selling seedlings ·         Projects for sale e.g. hanging baskets, seasonal arrangements
Work-Related Learning  
·         Raising funds for local and international                      charities through special events held at the                school ·         WyFri training kitchen/café ·         Jobs in/around school environment

Functional Skills Literacy  
·         OCR units at Entry Level 1-3 ·         Augmentative Communication

Functional Skills Numeracy  
·         OCR units at Entry Level 1-3 ·         Application of money and time

·         Internet use & safety ·         Keyboard skills ·         Using school network ·         Using programs ·         Tablet devices & Apps ·         Eye gaze
·         Hydrotherapy ·         TACPAC ·         Physiotherapy/Massage ·         Sensory story/drama ·         Musical & movement interaction ·         Trampolining (rebound therapy) ·         MOVE programme ·         Sensory walk ·         Out in the community e.g. café, shop, leisure              facilities ·         Sensory communication