Senior School Curriculum

Students in the 6th Form follow a Life Skills and Essential Skills course accredited through Agored Cymru  (Welsh awarding organisation specialising in meeting the needs of all learners in Wales ) backed up by modules from ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network). These are designed to provide a full range of opportunities to develop existing skills and to acquire new ones. The 3 year course aims to maximise each pupil’s level of independence as fully as possible.

The life skills course is modular with credits awarded on the successful completion of each module. The modules start at Entry Level 1 moving through to Entry 3 to allow for progression.  The course has been designed and written by the teaching staff of Ysgol Heol Goffa in collaboration with Agored Cymru  to ensure that it best meets the needs of the our learners.

ASDAN Towards Independence provides a framework of activities through which personal, social and independence skills can be developed and accredited for those with severe learning difficulties (SLD) and profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). Towards Independence offers formal recognition for small steps of achievement towards a larger goal. Modules can be used separately and accumulated to build a record of personal achievement.

 

Work related Education and Careers Guidance

Work related education is an important part of the ‘Life Skills’ course in the senior school, where possible it provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop skills in a work place environment . The school works in partnership with other organizations within the community, such as Careers Wales to help the students and parents make suitably well informed choices about their future.