Functional Skills L1 & 2 and AQA English Language and Literature

Progression routes available: Level 3 within further education, apprenticeship.

The English curriculum will develop students’ skills in literacy, handwriting and speaking and listening.

Students will develop literacy, handwriting, speaking and listening skills — including developing confidence in these areas- in order to increase employability and equip students with the skills they need to be successful in post-16 education and beyond. The variety and breadth of topics covered in English will be used to promote healthy discussions which will contribute to improving the social, emotional and mental health of our students and enable them to foster good personal and professional relationships in future.

The curriculum covers the Functional Skills in English, with the aim of pupils leaving The Heights, Burnley with at least one qualification in English. The AQA syllabus for GCSE English Language and English Literature is also delivered where appropriate.

“We are passionate about making a difference, removing challenges to learning, having a positive impact, delivering high quality teaching and learning, and achievement for all.”

Susannah Berry, Headteacher