Kemball School offers nationally recognised qualifications for pupils to work toward. Appropriate courses will be matched to a pupils’ academic ability.
Entry Level Certificate – An Entry Level is a level of qualification for students working below a GCSE level of grade G. They are awarded as 3 levels; Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3. It is expected that students working higher than Entry Level 3 would be working towards appropriate GCSE’s.
Asdan is an awarding body which provides a recognised qualification in skills towards learning, employment and life skills. As a result, students do not ‘sit’ examinations as such, but progress is measured through achieving the required learning outcomes. Currently Kemball offers ASDAN qualifications:
Personal Progress – this is followed by students working on Progression steps. It is made up of units in the following areas: English, maths, ICT, Independent Living Skills, Personal Development, Community Participation and Preparation for Work.
Personal Social Development – This is followed by pupils working towards Entry Level qualifications. It is made up of units in the following areas: Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education, ICT, Independent Skills and Work Related Learning.
Asdan short courses – these are options chosen by the students within the functional pathway
As a result, each student will be following a personalised programme based on their need and level.