KS5 Curriculum Offer

The Post 16 Curriculum is strongly influenced by the “Preparing For Adulthood” agenda. Mary Elliot School offers an “outwards facing” curriculum encouraging community engagement, transition, and preparation for adult life. Subjects are taught as discrete lessons, as part of accredited modules or as cross curricular sessions to incorporate priorities such as S.M.S.C. and British Values. Social integration is also encouraged both between departments and across other local schools through events including R.E. theme days, the Christmas fair and the summer fete.

Functional Skills – Specific Numeracy, Literacy and PSD topics are focussed on for each student, these are delivered through discrete lessons, and embedded as applied skills within Life Skills and Vocational Skills contexts.

Accreditation –OCR Life and Living Skills was introduced to accredit Post 16 Learning for ASC & SLD departments from September 2017. ASDAN Personal Progress is used to accredit learning for pupils in the PMLD department. It is expected that by the end of Post 16 each pupil with achieve a Diploma comprised of units awarded at a level appropriate to the individual learner.

I.E.P.’s – SMART targets that are linked to current overarching needs, identified on an individual basis.

Off Site Activities – Use of external facilities, including our adapted flat, gardens, local allotment, local swimming facilities, educational visits and a selection of residential trips with various priorities.

External Provision – Students have access to a variety of additional providers, targeted to meet specific requirements. These include, Wolverhampton College (both academic and vocational), The Mencap Walsall Hub, Life Skills with Upward Care and a range of Transition visits to Educational, Vocational, and Social Care providers.

Intervention Sessions – Additional support is offered within tutor groups and to individuals or small groups both within timetabled lessons and as additional outside of standard timetabled lessons.

Therapies – Where appropriate, students will access hydrotherapy sessions, follow personal movement programs and have access to additional services including Reiki massage, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

Enrichment – A weekly programme of enrichment activities provides opportunities for pupils to explore activities beyond the curriculum and integrate with a wide range of pupils from across the school.



Post 16 Units for KS5 ASC

Post 16 Units for KS5 SLD 1

Post 16 Units for KS5 SLD 2