The Beacon of Light School encourages students to achieve Level 2 outcomes to support their pathways at post-16.
The curriculum at the Beacon of Light is very much about early intervention to increase levels of confidence, motivation and engagement.
The key focus of our curriculum provision is to enhance essential academic skills, whilst also providing students with a range of opportunities and experiences focused around personal development and wellbeing.
Our curriculum provides all students with the opportunity to achieve qualifications in:
It also offers access to a choice of vocational options up to BTEC/NCFE Level 2. These are all recognised Progress 8 qualifications:
All students will also be entered for Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths at the appropriate level, from Entry to Level 2. Early entry for these exams has a positive impact on self-esteem and builds confidence which extends to GCSEs.
Additional non-Progress 8 qualifications focus on student personal development in the form of Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver qualifications, and ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness.
Students will also study:
Although not offered as a separate subject, Religious Education is delivered as part of the PSHE programme across all year groups.
Students in KS4 also have the option to undertake weekly full or half-day work placements with local employers where appropriate.
Opportunities are built across the curriculum to support student literacy and numeracy, underpinned by SMSC, British Values, PSHE and CEIAG.