Click on the subject for the relevant year group in the table below to find out more information about each course.

Year 10 Foundation Learning
Year 11 Foundation Learning


Foundation Learning is a bespoke course for a targeted cohort of pupils. It aims to develop key study and life skills: skills which can be applied to learning across the curriculum and into independent adulthood. The course is flexible and creative, with the aim of supporting pupils who may otherwise find engaging with full time, mainstream courses challenging. The course is developed for learners with a wide range of learning needs and abilities. It takes a person-centred approach and places an emphasis on providing meaningful outcomes that prepare learners for adult life.

Ambition for our pupils

Foundation Learning has the aim and ambition of supporting identified pupils in developing strategies and skills to become confident, successful and independent learners. The course offers imaginative ways of supporting young people to grow in confidence and to become emotionally and socially healthy. It seeks to guide them towards becoming responsible citizens who can embrace change and who will make a positive contribution to society.

The structure of our curriculum

Foundation Learning is open to a targeted cohort of pupils in each year group. The curriculum is bespoke and person-centred, with a focus on the learner and life skills identified above.

A typical programme of study might include:

  • teamwork;
  • communication;
  • self-management;
  • research;
  • self-care;
  • resilience;
  • the world of work;
  • handling money and data;
  • the environment.

Pupils will often work towards accreditation through the ASDAN qualifications range:  Bronze (6 credits), Silver (12 credits) and Gold (18 credits) Awards.

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