At Marland we endeavour to have a varied and flexible curriculum which meets the needs of the students. Due to the SEMH aspects of the students we have to offer an array of different qualifications and also levels from Entry Level 1 to GCSEs. The aim is to enable students to access the relevant qualifications which will enable them to have move onto Post-16 education.
The aim is to work on the Core of English and Mathematics and to focus on the Literacy and numeracy needs of the students. The default qualification is the Functional Skills in these subjects with many students also moving on to the GCSEs. The rest of the timetable allows the students to work to their strengths to enable them to be successful. The students will not achieve all the offered subjects but the subject which meets their own individual needs and what qualifications they need to follow their desired pathway.
Marland also has the policy of entering the students when they are ready and that is why we generally use the online version of the Functional Skills Qualifications. We will also regularly enter students early for their GCSEs to give them the necessary experience to try and alleviate their anxiety around tests and exams.