Key Stage 3
- Literacy - 9 hours / fortnight (includes 2 hours of Drama)
- Numeracy - 9 hours / fortnight (includes 4 hours of Shape)
- Science - 6 hours / fortnight
- History - 3 hours / fortnight
- Geography - 3 hours / fortnight
- RS - 3 hours / fortnight
- ASDAN - 3 hours/ fortnight
- ICT - 2 hours/ fortnight
- Music - 2 hours/ fortnight
Key stage 3 Assessment
Students in the LDC follow an early years based curriculum. Where possible we use practical teaching approaches to accompany written work. Students are usually working between 'P' Levels and Level 1 on entry into the LDC. They are given opportunities to develop during their time with us and by the end of Year 9 the majority of students are working between Level 2 and Level 3. 'P' Levels sit just below Level 1 of the National Curriculum.
There are eight in total with one being the lowest and eight being the highest. National curriculum levels are divided into three subcategories of a, b and c. This means that a is the highest part of the level, for example a 1a means a student is working at the top of Level 1 meaning they can do most things in that level and c is the lowest part of the level, for example a 1c means a student is working at the lower end of the Level 1 meaning they can only do a small amount of things in that level.
Key Stage 4
Students at Key stage 4 follow the WJEC course for Entry Pathways. The qualifications are divided into 3 levels, Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3. Entry 3 is the highest and Entry 1 is the lowest level. Some courses do not include materials for Entry 1. These qualifications help our students to develop their skills in preparation for college at Post 16. Many of our students go on to attend Newport College or Crosskeys College after Year 11.
- Independent Living
- Personal Progress
- BTEC - Health and Social Care, Travel and Tourism, Retail and Hospitality