Curriculum

Of the 5 provisions at Attic Pupil Referral Unit, 4 of them provide a full-time curriculum offer. Each site tailors their curriculum to the needs of the students within their setting. 

To find out more detailed information about the curriculum on offer, please do contact the named Lead Staff Member for the site, which can be found on our home page

Attic@Walpole 

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), a range of qualifications to support success in every subject is offered: 

English 

GCSE Language 

Mathematics 

GCSE Mathematics 

Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 

Functional Entry Level 1, 2 and 3 

Science 

GCSE in Environmental and Land Based Science 

BTEC Awards 

Art and Design 

Performing Arts 

Health and Social Care 

Home Cooking Skills 

AQA Single Awards 

We are able to offer students AQA Single Awards in a wide range of subjects  

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) 

Students participate in project based learning which integrates all core and creative subjects (such as Art and Music), humanities, and PSHE alongside developing vital social and communication skills. Projects are tailored to students’ interests and passions. 

In a complementary curriculum, students in all years have access to team sports and use of a range of onsite facilities. 

The curriculum also celebrates the outdoors and all students are encouraged to participate in Forest Schools.  

Students are also offered creative opportunities to design, produce and sell a range of products in our Enterprise lessons. 

Students are actively encouraged to become involved in the local community and regularly complete fundraising activities for charities chosen by them. 

Attic@Hillside 

Due to the recent site closure of Attic@Lovewell Road and move to Attic@Hillside after Easter 2018, the curriculum is currently being rewritten. 

Attic@Dragonfly 

The priority within this provision is for staff to facilitate for students to be able to continue their qualifications with their home school or college which form a wide range of subjects through KS3, KS4 and KS5.  

Students are encouraged to complete the 12 steps to success programmes in Core and Foundation Subjects.  

In addition, they are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities such as sport, cooking, Art.  

Opportunities to complete a wide range of Unit Awards and Open Learning qualifications are also widely available. 

The Chaplain facilitates SPACE activities with students and staff focusing on spiritual health. 

A key feature of Education at Attic@Dragonfly is the joint partnership with clinical professions to ensure all learning supports each student’s recovery with their health. 

Attic@The Landing  

The curriculum offer is designed to meet each child’s learning needs, as well as developing their understanding of their diagnosis of Autism and develop strategies to manage and make progress linked to their Autism Education Trust Progression Framework targets from baseline assessment. Learning is carefully planned to reflect the child’s interests and highly personalised to meet the individual child’s learning needs. The curriculum reflects The National Curriculum. 

Student Destinations 

96.3 % of our students have moved on to and begun courses in post 16/further education at local colleges and sixth form centres.