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Sixth Form Curriculum

The Sixth Form at Oak Grove College, allows students to continue their studies while looking to prepare them for moving on to either further education or adult services. The Sixth Form has two routes available for students:

  • One Year Transition Course
  • Three Year Life Skills Course

One Year Transition Course
The purpose of the course is to continue development of the students’ academic skills alongside learning more vocational skills through interests such as performing arts, gardening, or catering. The design of this curriculum evolves each year depending on the particular interests of the cohort of students. As part of the course, all students will spend one day at a Further Education College. This college day enables students to become familiar with the structure and surroundings of a new environment as well as gaining an insight into possible courses available to them when they leave Oak Grove College. In addition to college, all students will also engage in a one day work experience placement. This gives our young adults the opportunity of
experiencing a workplace environment with the emphasis on commitment to a job. The remaining three days will be spent at Oak Grove College, pursuing core and optional subjects.

Three Year Life Skills Course
The three-year programme will offer our young adults Life Skills in Year 12, Work Related Learning Skills in Year 13 and work experience in Year 14.
The three-year life skills programme provides students with support to continue to develop and/or broaden their academic skills, with a close focus on how these skills are needed in everyday living – both domestic and at work. The course focuses on the development of students’ independence skills, at the appropriate level to their needs, in order to prepare them for life and/or work when they leave Oak Grove College. Students will work on these skills through classes such as travel training and meal preparation. As the course progresses students also undertake work related learning in a variety of areas such as running the Sixth Form Café, working as a team on gardening and construction projects, or running their own chosen enterprise project. Throughout these classes the students will focus on the development of their personal and social skills to build up units for the ASDAN PSD
qualification, and the development of work skills for the ASDAN Employability qualification.

Students who are reaching the end of their course (usually in Year 14) will also have the opportunity to attend a work experience placement or a similarly suitable placement to help in their transition on from Oak Grove College.