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Creative Development and Science and Technology


At the Beacon College, students follow a 3-year rolling programme of Creative Development and Science and Technology learning. At the beginning of each term, students are given the choice of options relating to these non-mandatory elements of the curriculum.


The half termly areas of learning will also be used as a basis for possible enterprise projects to provide an explicit link to work-related skills and enhancing and contributing to the local community.


The focus of these two areas of learning are to provide a wide context to apply skills. These areas of learning recognise the importance of a broad curriculum that promotes self-advocacy through effective communication for choice, developing and maintaining social opportunities, health and wellbeing and ensuring life-long learning and interest.


The learning is planned and assessed discreetly as an isolated area of learning; however, the teachers plan, and the students are taught and supported, to apply their wider skills during the learning and will demonstrate progress in these areas. Students will focus on their Personal Learning Goals and alongside this, build on their wider skills progression in Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork