Our College Curriculum

KS5: Y12 - Y14

This year our college age students are split between Maple Class and Oak Class. They are taught in mixed ability groups.

The lead teacher for Key Stage 5 is based in Oak Class; she plans and works closely with the teacher in Maple Class to ensure continuity of provision. Each class also has a supporting level 3 teaching assistant and additional support staff to meet the individual needs

The college aims to build on existing progress and equip students with the functional skills and independence needed as they move onto placements beyond The Coppice School and into adulthood. 

Where appropriate, more able students will be taught a more formal curriculum encompassing functional skills in literacy, numeracy and computing whilst working towards identified accreditation, e.g OCR levels 1 and 2. 

Students continue to develop employability skills through work related learning and work experience placements that are centred around the interests and aspirations of our students. 

College staff work very closely with families/carers  and transition workers in planning a suitable and appropriate placement post Coppice School. Staff work collaboratively to organise a successful transition for all students and;

  • welcome colleagues from other providers and settings to observe students in their familiar environment
  • organise a tailored visits programme to a prospective setting accompanied by college staff who know students well