Curriculum at The Levels School
The motivation behind The Levels School is to provide high quality, inclusive education for individuals who have been adversely affected by their dyslexia and other co-occurring difficulties. Many join the school below age-related expectation for English and/or maths, resulting in low self-esteem and accompanying anxiety.
The Levels School delivers a differentiated curriculum to KS2, KS3 and KS4 which tallies with our students’ levels of ability, interests and aspirations. The curriculum is tailored to our students’ individual needs based on a bespoke provision to meet their learning differences. In addition to their learning needs and as a consequence of these difficulties, some students may have missed large aspects of their education prior to attending The Levels School. As a result, they begin their education here with levels of achievement possibly below average. We aim to work with them and support them to fill any significant gaps resulting from missed education.
The Levels School is committed to the philosophy that each student should:
Have a positive experience of learning
Understand that barriers to learning can be overcome
Enjoy their learning and remain resilient to succeed
Show continuous progression and improvement
Achieve their full potential
Have sufficient key skills and self-esteem to approach new situations confidently
Be happy in their learning
All students must take the following subjects. English, maths and science are timetabled for 4 lessons per week and are all assessed subjects.
In addition to the compulsory core subjects, students may select three options from the list below. Each options subject has 4 lessons per week.
PSHE, fitness & skills
The following are non-assessed subjects and students will not receive a qualification at the end of Year 11. PSHE is timetabled for all students for 1 lesson a week.