All students take English as a core component. Depending upon their provision pathway, students can work towards AQA English Language and Literature at GCSE level, as well as Entry Level and Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2. .
In addition to student’s statutory Core PE, we offer the ASDAN Sports and Fitness qualification, and ASDAN Football, both of which are focussed upon developing skills and evidenced through the ASDAN certification framework.
We place a strong emphasis upon the importance of Belonging and the value of Community through all our subjects. Students have the opportunity to work through KS3 and 4 towards the ASDAN Citizenship and ASDAN Volunteering qualifications.
All students study Maths at KS3 and KS4. as a core aspect of their provision. At KS4, students can complete the AQA GCSE Mathematics qualification, and Entry Level and Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2 qualifications.
Students studying Art at KS4 take the AQA GCSE Art and Design qualification. This provides a range of media choices, including painting and drawing, sculpture, textiles and photography
Students develop their IT literacy across the whole of our curriculum at KS3 and 4. For students taking Computing as an option at KS4, we offer the ASDAN Computing Vocational taster, as well as the BTEC IT EL1/L1 and GCSE Computer Science.
Our Science curriculum focusses upon practical investigation to support learning at KS3 and KS4. We offer AQA GCSE Chemistry, Physics and Biology separate qualifications, as well as the Entry Level certificate, and AQA Single and Double awards.
Extended Curriculum offer
Our Extended curriculum offer comprises a number of specialist areas that are available as part of a students provision, including Geography, History, Music and Home Cooking Skills.
Our PSHE and RSE curriculum is built around key themes of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Sex Education, and Living in the wider world. At KS4, this translates into a range of ASDAN qualifications, including the Award and Certificates of Personal Effectiveness Levels 1 and 2, ASDAN Life skills and Living Independently.
I am very pleased to welcome you as Headteacher to Belong School Devon.
We are an independent special school working with SEMH students from across Devon. Our approach to learning at Belong School Devon is built around our vision of enabling all our students to become thriving, successful adults in a modern world.
Building from a foundation of strong relationships and individualised programmes of support, our skilled and passionate staff create bespoke learning provisions to ensure that all of our students are able to learn, grow and thrive, enabling them to achieve their potential. We place a particular emphasis upon the importance of Learning Outside the Classroom in helping students to develop and apply their learning.
I hope these pages will provide a little insight into the work we do at Belong School Devon. If you would like to find out more about our work and our school, please make contact using the details at the bottom of the page or using the contact form; I would be very happy to extend a warm invite to find our school in person.