At The Bridge School students in Key Stage Four and Five undertake qualifications within the OCR Life and Living Skills programme which provides learners with high quality, nationally recognised qualifications.
The programme has been designed for a range of learners including those with severe, profound and multiple learning disabilities. Credit based units provide valuable opportunities for students to develop and achieve a range of life skills which support each student to fulfil their potential.
Progression is supported through the programmes own structure including Entry Levels one, two and three.
The programme offers a completely flexible structure which allows any combination of units, at any level to be selected to suit the particular needs and interests of each student. This provides the opportunity to build a rich and varied personalised learning programme whereby all students can make progress either through higher level units at Entry Level two or three or by completing additional units at Entry Level one whilst making progress within the internal achievement stages.
Units are assessed by school staff using a combination of methods and this takes place throughout the academic year. The evidence is then sent to an appointed OCR Moderator to be moderated.
Students receive a certificate for each full qualification they achieve and a separate certificate which lists all of the units completed.
The Life and Living Skills programme divides its units into skill areas which are delivered across the curriculum at The Bridge School. Skill areas offered within school include:
Arts and Crafts
Environment and Community
World of Work
To celebrate the achievements of our students we hold an annual presentation evening, for students and their families, where students are presented with their OCR certificates by our Chair of Governors.
At this event pupils use skills they have learned within their small businesses of Greenfinger (horticulture) and Munchies (catering) to provide table decorations and drinks.