The Explorer Pathway

The Explorer pathway is for students who want inspiring industry standard facilities in which to learn practical skills at BTEC level. We make the most of our fully working industry standard Salon, working kitchens, a fully equipped construction room, recording studio, motorbike mechanics garage and a fully equipped gym.

Students in KS4 study up to three BTEC's in year 10 and then another two in year 11. This is all alongside Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.

In KS3 students study National Curriculum age appropriate English, Maths and Science, French, Drama, Music, Humanities, Art and DT.

It is a bespoke curriculum with vocational outcomes. It suits students who have needs that mean they would not flourish within a mainstream setting, but who may not be academically or emotionally ready to study for 5 GCSE outcomes. This programme exists to set students up to succeed and to celebrate, enhance and showcase their practical and creative skills.

Students in all year groups engage with a bespoke PSHE programme to address the many social and personal challenges that come with having additional needs. 

Below you can see how our vocational outcomes on the Explorer pathway compare with National Key Stage 4 outcomes (GCSE's).

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