Accreditation Offered at Sheiling School
Students have the opportunity to work towards accreditation at the right level for them to support their chosen pathway.
At key stages 4 and 5 it becomes age appropriate for our pupils to have the experience of working towards a formal qualification and we aim to offer a broad choice of qualification options based on the individual pupils needs. At this point our assessment of pupils’ academic attainment moves away from BSquared and we use an assessment of the outcomes involved in each qualification. Alongside this we continue to assess, track and evaluate pupils’ personal development using are Ariadne framework.
It is crucial to offer a pupil the most appropriate course for them, in terms of their academic attainment, their goals for the future, and their age. For many of our pupils with social emotional and behavioural difficulties examination courses present a huge barrier. Some may not be willing to engage at all with a course which has an exam element. Some may be supported to access such a course, particularly courses which allow for multiple attempts to sit an examination such as the Functional Skills Levels one and two in English and Maths.
A number of pupils may make good progress in a supported classroom setting but cannot sustain this when working independently. Of these, some will find access arrangements useful such as supervised rest breaks or using a word processor or practical assistant, where they are eligible to do so. For other pupils, their spiky profile of attainment may limit their access to examination courses. A good example of this is a pupil working at National Curriculum Level 4 for Speaking and Listening, but at Level 1 for Writing. In this case the Entry Level Certificate would be most appropriate since there is an opportunity for each skill to be marked separately before the marks are combined to give an overall grade. In the example above the pupil may be able to attain an Entry Level 2.
AQA English Step up to English Silver and Gold AQA | ELC | Step Up to English | Specification at a glance
AQA English Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 AQA | Functional Skills | English | Specification at a glance
AQA English GCSE Literature AQA | GCSE | English Literature | Specification at a glance
AQA English GCSE Language AQA | GCSE | English Language | Specification at a glance
AQA Mathematics Entry Level Certificate AQA | ELC | Mathematics | Specification at a glance
AQA Functional Skills Mathematics Level 1 and 2 AQA | Functional Skills | Mathematics | Specification at a glance
AQA GCSE Mathematics AQA | GCSE | Mathematics | Specification at a glance
AQA Science ELC AQA | ELC | Science | Specification at a glance
LIBF- Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE) Program (up to Level 2) Microsoft Word – LiFC Qualification Specification 2022 final.docx (libf.ac.uk)