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Achievement Group

Key Stage 3

What is the Achievement Group?

Across Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9), we have an achievement pathway that provides a nurturing environment to support learners who come in significantly below expected outcomes at KS2.  It consists of a small class of children in each of years 7 to 9.

Each class is integrated into mainstream classes for physical education and expressive arts, and children receive the same amount of curriculum time as their peers in mathematics, humanities, computer science and technology, but are taught separately.  There is an increased emphasis on improving the students’ confidence and abilities in literacy and this is provided through eight hours of literacy support.

What is the benefit of the Achievement Group?

Students in our achievement pathway make excellent progress and this is due to the nurture group environment, the specialist SEND teaching, and the integrated support around literacy and numeracy provided for our learners.  Students are provided with teaching in English with a strong emphasis on improving basic literacy and are provided with personalised support from our excellent SEND department.

Students who make rapid progress and move towards being in line with their peers are reintegrated back into mainstream classes for their entire curriculum offer.

For more information on our SEND offer please click on the following link


Key Stage 4

What is the Achievement Pathway?

Haggerston School’s Year 10 and Year 11 achievement pathway is aimed at young people who are working towards a level 1 qualification.  The pathway involves learners working in a smaller and inclusive environment in order to achieve their full potential.  At Haggerston School, we recognise that not all learners are suited to GCSE qualifications and sitting examinations.  Therefore, the purpose of this pathway is to ensure that our students are on an appropriate set of curriculum qualifications that will allow them to be successful.  These qualifications are also the building block to allow students to continue to make excellent progress after Year 11.

What is studied on the Achievement Pathway?

Learners on the Achievement Pathway are working towards achieving the following qualifications:

Functional Skills English and Maths – learners are encouraged to complete the level 1 qualification in Year 10.  Those students who successfully pass the level 1 qualification will be able to progress on to GCSE English and Maths during Year 11.

Foundation Learning – Students complete a range of vocational qualifications over their two year study on the Achievement Pathway.  These range from BTEC Science, Jamie Oliver Food BTEC, Personal Finance, ECDL computing qualification and an opportunity to study one BTEC with BSix college in Year 11.

Option – students on the achievement pathway are encouraged to choose one GCSE option from a choice of subjects that they are currently excelling in at Year 9.

What courses can be studied after following this pathway?

This programme of study is excellent for those students who will go on to study vocational and academic subjects in Sixth Form colleges.  The school works with the students on this pathway in Year 11 to manage their transition into a curriculum that is tailored to their personal interests.

We support students in their transition to further education and build in time at a Sixth Form college in Year 11 to ensure that the move to college is smooth.

Most students will be able to progress on to Sixth Form College to study Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications.  The qualifications that students can go on to study will depend on their progress on the Alternative Pathway and on the results they obtain.

For more information on the programme of study please click on the following link

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