High School

Welcome to High School
Welcome from David Critchlow, Assistant Headteacher.

Lancasterian High School is a rich and vibrant environment, where students are given the opportunity to build on the progress and skills that they have developed through our outstanding Early Years and Primary education. We endeavour to deliver an exciting and personalised curriculum that sets clear targets that will stretch our students pastorally and academically. We take every opportunity to work with a multi-agency approach in planning and delivering our lessons. We also have a comprehensive transition package for our students that will support them from year 5 and beyond. We strive to ensure that the students have a variety of destinations to choose from so that we can guide and support them on their journey to adulthood. We offer a curriculum that has a combination of core and non-core subjects, we have grouped the non-core subjects into preparing for adulthood categories that will help them to work towards accreditation and develop the life skills needed for further education, independence and employment. Please feel free to explore our website pages to find out more detail about what we offer!

The High School offers a warm welcome to parents of current students that would like to visit our Coffee Shop every Friday or if you would like to come and meet with the team you are more than welcome to get in touch with me by email d.critchlow@lancasterian.manchester.sch.uk or by phone on: 0161 445 0123

 

Lancasterian School Curriculum Overview
Core Subjects Preparing for Adulthood Subjects

* English

* Maths

* Science

* Computing

* Creative and Leisure (PE, Art, Design & Technology, MFL, Expressive Arts)

* Humanities (History, Geography, RE, Citizenship)

* Decision Making (PHSE, Careers, Communication, Skills for Independence)

Level P Levels and National Curriculum Outcomes
Assessment  Classwork is collated and evidence is assessed

 

Lesson Grouping for KS3 & KS4

Core Subjects

(Students are grouped by ability and need)

Preparing for Adulthood Subjects

(Some lessons will be set by key stage and registration groups)

Set 1 (Level P8+) Developing Independence
Set 2 (Level P5 to P8) Supported and Experiential
Students at Level P4 or below will follow a personalised experiential curriculum

 

Every Friday there are a veriety of enrichment and independent learning opportunities which include sports and leisure, life skills in school and in the communitiy (Wythenshawe Wheelers, LTTP, IDS and the Lancasterian Coffee Shop).  These are rotated half-termly to ensure even coverage for all students.

 

Lancasterian School KS4 Curriculum Overview
  Pathway 1 Pathway 2 Pathway 3
Entry Criteria N/C Level 1+ N/C Level P6+ N/C Level P5 and below
Core Subjects

* English

* Maths

* Science

* Computing

* English

* Maths

* Science

* Computing

* English

* Maths

* Science

* Computing

Level

OCR Functional

Skills Entry Level

1 to 3

 

ASDAN

Bronze/Silver/Gold

OCR Function

Skills Entry Level 1

ASDAN Personal Progress

Award Certificate

Diploma

Assessment  Exams Exams Coursework

Preparing for

Adult Subjects

* Creative & Leisure

* Humanities

* Decision Making

* Creative & Leisure

* Humanities

* Decision Making

* Creative & Leisure

* Humanities

* Decision Making

Level

ASDAN

Bronze/Silver/Gold

ASDAN

Transition Challenge

ASDAN

Personal Progress

Assessment  Coursework Coursework Coursework

  

Options:

* Sports Leader Award

* Duke of Edinburgh

* Licence to Cook

* Arts Award

 

Depending on the students entry criteria,

they will be guided down a relevant pathway

that will offer the best curriculum opportunity

for them.  They will also choose an option

subject to enrich their experience in Key Stage 4.

 


What are the Preparing for Adulthood Subjects? 

• Creative & Leisure (PE, Art, Design & Technology, MFL, Expressive Arts)
• Humanities (History, RE, Citizenship)
• Decision Making (PSHE, Careers, Communication)


What is ASDAN?
• ASDAN is an exam board that offers personalised learning. They aim to:
• Developing skills for learning, skills for employment, skills for life
• Celebrating the diversity of multi-talented young people
• Rewarding a range of learning styles and contexts
• Encouraging, engaging and motivating learners
• Promoting active and experiential learning
• Making learning relevant and transferable

What are OCR Entry Level qualifications?
• OCR Entry Level qualifications are designed for a variety of learners with different needs and can be delivered in a flexible and personal manner.


What are the options subjects?
• The options subjects will ensure that your child has a varied and personalised educational experience. These will take place on a Friday and will offer additional qualifications to support their pathway subjects and give them the opportunity to develop their interests and skills further.


What can I study when I leave school?
• You can continue the ASDAN Personal Development to a higher level or the OCR Functional skills to a higher level. You can also gain access to a variety of courses such as BTECs, City & Guilds or GCSE courses.


Where can I go after year 11?
• We currently have links with a variety of colleges and 6th forms across the North West and will work with you and your child to find the best placement.


What work experience placements are there in year 11?
• Students will take part in our World of Work placements, these are bespoke work placements that focus on work related learning and contribute to their accreditation. Students have been successfully placed at a variety of charities, services and businesses. These have included: Challenge 4 Change as a High Ropes Instructor; People First as an Assistant Access Auditor; Manchester Museum as an Exhibits Assistant and Debdale Eco Centre as a Gardener. These are run in conjunction with lessons and workshops that focus on employability and careers guidance.


What our students say:
'I love school and it is a great place to meet your friends and learn new skills,'

'I am really excited about going into KS4 so I can do more challenging literacy.'

 

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