Lansdowne is a school for young people with autism, communication difficulties and speech and language delay, with an associated learning difficulty. The Post 16 provision aims for students to:
Be part of the community.
Move successfully from school to further education, apprenticeship or employment.
Have the life skills to be able to live independently.
Enjoy sports and leisure.
Post 16 (Year 12 and Year 13) curriculum overview from September 2021
|Entry Level Certificate 1-3||iGCSE in English||Foundation Level 1 Research Project|
|Entry Level Certificate 1-3||Functional Skills Level 1 -2||GCSE Mathematics Foundation/Higher Tier|
|iGCSE Environmental Management|
|ASDAN Employability Course Entry Level 2 -3||ASDAN Employability Course Level 1|
|Entry Level Certificate 1-3||Functional Skills Level 1 -2||GCSE Computer Science|
|ASDAN Short Course – Sport Award||Sports and Coaching Principles Level 1||#colspan##colspan#|
|Explore Arts Award||Bronze Arts Award||Silver Arts Award|
|Food Tech Course|
|Vocational Entry Pathways Course (Entry Level 3)||GCSE Food Technology|
|BTEC Introduction to Hair and Beauty Entry Level 1-3/Level 1||Horticulture Course||Introduction to painting and decorating, basic electrics and woodwork|
In Year 11, 12, 13 pupils will have the opportunity to be involved in in-house (within the school premises) or external (at local businesses) work experience. This is usually a 5-day placement. While we try to match pupils to an area that that are interested in, we also want to offer pupils options that they may not have considered before. Prior to the placement, the students are involved in a preparation stage to ensure that they have the appropriate skills to have a useful and meaningful work related experience.
Lansdowne School offers careers advice to all students in Year 11, 12 and 13. Students have a group session with our careers adviser in Year 12 when they presented with the after school options. In Year 11 & 13, the students have a 1:1 session with the careers adviser when they express their interests and they create a plan with their future steps in relation to what is offered in the local area.