At Key Stages 4 and 5 all student progress and achievement is recognised through the awarding of a range of nationally recognised external accreditation. This includes Assessment and Qualifications Authority (AQA) entry level qualifications in Maths and Step up to English, ASDAN PSD, Transition challenge and Life skills challenges and AQA unit award schemes for Maths and English in KS5. Students in ks5 also gain bronze and silver awards in Duke of Edinburgh.
Accreditation is offered at the following three levels for all areas of study: engager, explorer and discoverer. Each student, for each area of study, has an identified level of accreditation they are following. This is referred to as the student’s ‘progression pathway’. The level of accreditation a student will follow may vary depending on their designated pathway in KS4 andKS5.
|Subject||Title of accreditation||Level of accreditation||KS4||KS5|
|Maths||AQA Entry level certificate||Entry level (Explorers and Discovers)||Yes|
|AQA Unit Award||Pre entry level (Engagers)||Yes||Yes|
|English||AQA step up to English||Entry level 2&3 (Explorers and Discovers)||Yes|
|AQA unit Awards||Pre entry level (Engagers)||Yes||Yes|
|Life Skills||ASDAN PSD||Entry level (Explorers and Discovers)||Yes|
|ASDAN life skills challenge||Pre Entry Level (Engagers)||Yes|
|Duke of Edinburgh||Bronze and Silver award||All levels||Yes|