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ASDAN Block C at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

ASDAN is a qualification as well as and intervention which has a nurture approach. It provides scaffolding to enable growth and development in other subjects. It is a planned progression from our KS3 Key Skills experiences. Students are invited to take part in this course and carefully selected.

The programme focuses on developing literacy, numeracy, social and life skills. There is no exam rather students complete challenges for each topic. The work they complete contributes to their portfolio which is internally and externally moderated. By successfully completing each course students gain a recognised certificate.

Sessions also focus on providing the social and emotional support students need during the next phase of the education. It is a small group environment in a specialised age appropriate classroom similar to our KS3 Key Skills rooms. Students often find both the room and the staff who run the course become their support main support and safety net during their transition to GCSE studies.

The challenges students are involved range from making and baking to interviewing and interacting. There are many opportunities for outside of the classroom learning from shopping activities in Tenterden to trips to London.

Year 9 – Bronze Award Personal Development Programme

Year 10 – Silver Award Personal Development Programme

Year 11 – Personal and Social Development Award Level 1

We also offer Personal and Social Development Certificate Level 1 in Year 12 for students who have taken part in ASDAN course during their GCSEs.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September