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Sixth form curriculum

Once pupils get to our sixth form, they follow the Moving On curriculum produced by Equals that is designed specifically for young people aged 16-19 years with learning difficulties.

It consists of vocational studies, knowledge and understanding of the world, independent living and key skills.

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To find out more about our main school curriculum, please call admissions on 01342 831348 or email: Mark Collins on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Olya Scott on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you require paper copies of the information on the school website please contact 01342 831229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vocational studies

Vocational studies consist of work-related learning, careers education and guidance, and post school planning.

We encourage pupils to develop their own interests and take on a programme of work-related learning through Young Epilepsy’s facilities and work opportunities.

Knowledge and understanding of the world

Our knowledge and understanding of the world curriculum includes the study of science, technology, foreign cultures, creativity and humanities.

The curriculum focuses on several aspects of literacy including:

  • Sharing information – people, events and creativity
  • Creating an interest – media, books and computers
  • Gathering and using information – large group project, small group project and individual projects.

The curriculum focuses on several aspects of numeracy including:

  • Money matters – what is money?
  • Using money and financial responsibility
  • Patterns in everyday life - shape, space and measure, repeating patterns and maths for design
  • Working it out - domestic maths, maths for leisure and maths for information.

Independent living

Our independent living sixth form curriculum consists of personal, social and health education (PSHE), citizenship, leisure and recreation and daily living skills.

Key skills

At St Piers, we want to see pupils develop the skills they need to live their lives as happy, independent adults. That’s why key practical skills make up a significant part of our curriculum.

These skills include:

  • Communication (language and literacy)
  • Application of numbers (practical numeracy skills and life skills maths)
  • Information technology (practical opportunities for building experience at a level appropriate to the individual and the use of IT in all areas of life)
  • Working with others (personal, social, health and citizenship education)
  • Improving their learning and performance (study skills, personalised learning, independence and self help skills)
  • Problem solving (developing cognitive and thinking skills, acquiring knowledge and understanding to process and solve physical and emotional issues)

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