​​​​​​About our Curriculum

The Deaf Support Department supports students with a wide range of hearing losses and needs. Support is provided in mainstream lessons and also in smaller groups for intervention adapted lessons. The curriculum as a whole offers a broad range of subjects to allow students to experience and develop a strong skills set. In addition to the academic elements of the curriculum, our D/deaf students also attend life skills, social skills and D/deaf studies lessons, preparing them for life beyond Ashton.

At Key Stage 3, our students will follow the National Curriculum subjects. Where appropriate, if needs require, lessons are replaced with the enrichment lessons as stated above. During Year 9, students will select their Key Stage 4 options. Students will be provided with guidance throughout this process and the DSD will ensure that pathways are accessible and appropriate.

At Key Stage 4, students continue with the core National Curriculum subjects such as Maths, English and Science along with the options selected. This could include the GCSE, Functional Skills or Unit Awards routes, dependant on needs.

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