Post 16 Curriculum

Aims of the course

The course is to develop independence and skills for life in a safe transition between school, college and work.

Post 16 provides a safe, secure, sociable learning environment in which students are able to develop key skills, at their own pace, in order to become more equipped for independence when they leave Alfriston. Students follow a programme that stretches them, prepares them for adulthood, and supports their progression into work or further study.

Post 16 students pursue individual pathways in learning. Each student follows a learning pathway to meet their own individual needs. Examples of learning opportunities are as follows:

  • Work Experience – A whole day off site
  • Community Visits – Out and about locally
  • College Link Courses
  • Careers/Personal and Social Development
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Tutorials
  • Access to Library facilities at school
  • Physical Education, Leadership and Fitness
  • Enterprise / Textiles / Art
  • Home Management
  • Annual off site residential experience

Post-16 Qualifications available include:

  • BTEC Qualifications in Vocational Studies or specific sectors

Entry 3/Level 1

  • BTEC Qualifications Skilled for Life Entry 1/2/3
  • BTEC Qualifications in Personal Progress Entry 1
  • Functional Skills in English Entry 1/2/3 and Level 1
  • Health and Safety at Work Entry 3
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Bronze and Silver

All students are encouraged to participate fully in every aspect of the Post 16 curriculum and to become part of a close knit team. There is a hardworking atmosphere of achievement. All students are expected to work towards credits in practical, social and independence skills and to take full advantage of every opportunity offered to them.

Application forms for entry to 6th Form are available from Janis Kendal (Post 16 Co-ordinator):