Alternative Provision for Students in Upper School

At Ark Boulton, we believe that every child, regardless of their need, is able to progress to further education, an apprenticeship or career of their choice. Education is not a one size fits all and so provision must meet the needs of all of our students.  

As such, in Upper School, the curriculum includes alternative provision to some of our GCSEs so that all students are able to succeed and are able to leave the school with a career map in place.  

Our Approach 

Students in Upper School who are identified as having complex needs or need additional support with numeracy, literacy and life skills will be offered: 

In Year 10 

  1. Functional Skills Mathematics Level 1 (55 hours) 66 including exam 
  2. Functional Skills English Level 1 (55 hours) 66 including exam 
  3. BTEC Level 2 Award Principals of Applied Science (120 hours) 
  4. BTEC Level 2 Certificate Personal Health and Wellbeing (120)  

In Year 11 

  1. Functional Skills Mathematics Level 2 (55 hours) 66 including exam 
  2. Functional Skills English Level 2 (55 hours) 66 including exam 
  3. BTEC Level 2 Award Principals of Applied Science (120 hours) 
  4. BTEC Level 2 Certificate Personal Health and Wellbeing (120) 

In addition to this offer, students will still be able to choose three options to study at GCSE level.