Post 16 Pathways

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.

Be safe.

Communicate effectively.

Post 16 (Year 12 and Year 13) curriculum overview from September 2021

Pupil pathways – General offer for our Post 16 pupils at Lansdowne School
English Courses
Entry Level Certificate 1-3iGCSE in EnglishFoundation Level 1 Research Project
Maths Courses
Entry Level Certificate 1-3Functional Skills Level 1 -2GCSE Mathematics Foundation/Higher Tier
Science Courses
iGCSE Environmental Management
PSHE Courses
ASDAN Employability Course Entry Level 2 -3ASDAN Employability Course Level 1
Computing Courses
Entry Level Certificate 1-3Functional Skills Level 1 -2GCSE Computer Science
PE Courses
ASDAN Short Course – Sport AwardSports and Coaching Principles Level 1#colspan##colspan#
Art Courses
Explore Arts AwardBronze Arts AwardSilver Arts Award
Food Tech Course
Vocational Entry Pathways Course (Entry Level 3)GCSE Food Technology
Vocational Courses
BTEC Introduction to Hair and Beauty Entry Level 1-3/Level 1Horticulture CourseIntroduction to painting and decorating, basic electrics and woodwork

Work Experience

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.

Career Advice

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.