In Key Stage 4 we aim to prepare all our students for taking the next step in their journey, whether it be college, training or employment. We are proud to offer a personalised curriculum based on each student’s needs, strengths and interests.
All students have an individual timetable that may consist of academic tuition with specialist staff at our Cowbridge site and vocational training at one of our partner training providers. Students are expected to commit to their chosen programme for a period of half a term before the possibility of review,
At our Cowbridge site we offer a range of qualifications – from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 – including Maths, Numeracy, English, ICT, Creative Media and Personal Development & Employability. Last year our students achieved a high number of GCSE and Entry Level passes in a range of academic and skills-based qualifications.
Students are also able to access a wide range of training providers in the Vale and Cardiff including:
- Ocean Park Academy
- ACT Training
- Man About Cardiff
- Amelia Trust Farm
- Youth Engagement Programme
- Cardiff City Football Club
- Military Preparation School
- The People Business
- Work Experience
At these training providers students are given opportunities to achieve qualifications in many areas including carpentry, motor mechanics, construction, animal care, hair and beauty, barbering and catering. Transport is funded by the local authority so as to ensure that no student is disadvantaged in terms of the location of their placement.
Throughout their time in Key Stage 4 all students receive regular careers advice from Careers Wales and we are proud to boast excellent results in enabling students to move onto further education.