Horizon Curriculum

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The majority of students in Horizon are taught in small groups with high adult to student ratios. 

However, there is the option to access mainstream classes in individual subjects and a few children are taught predominately in mainstream classes. 

The Horizon taught curriculum is made up of the following elements:

 

Social and Communicative Curriculum:

The specialist base provides small group teaching with high levels of adult support in the areas of social and communicative curriculum for up to 6 hours each week; this course also delivers Personal, Social, Health and Careers education as well as RS.

 

At Key Stage 3, students follow the social and communicative curriculum.  They also follow the mainstream secondary curriculum that consists of the following subjects:

  • English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Art, Drama, Music, Technology, PE and/or Occupational Therapy advised activities.

The curriculum is is delivered either through:

  • Small group teaching, with high levels of adult support, either within the base or in specialist subject facilities OR
  • mainstream classes with shared support where this is beneficial to the emotional, personal and academic development of the individual.  Modern Languages can also be accessed through this route.

 

At Key Stage 4, students follow the social and commuicative curriculum.  They also follow the mainstream secondary curriculum that consists of the following subjects:

English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science (Combined double GCSE or separate BIology, Chemistry and Physics GCSEs through mainstream classes), PE and/or Occupational Therapy advised activities plus two additional option GCSE or Vocational subjects (eg BTEC courses).

The curriculum is delivered either through:

  • Small group teaching, with high levels of adult support, either within the base or in specialist subject facilities OR
  • mainstream classes with shared support where this is beneficial to the emotional, personal and academic development of the individual. 

In addition, there is the potential for replacing elements of the social and communicative curriculum with additional mainstream option subjects at Key Stage 4 where this delivers better outcomes, and where needs in the social and communicative area have reduced.