Key Stage 3 (11-14 years)
Key Stage 3 provision was established at Pace in September 2015 and has proven both effective and attractive. In addition to using Pace’s integrated approach, children in KS3 also benefit from a highly personalised functional and life skills based curriculum to help prepare them for their future lives as young adults in the community. Within their weekly timetable there are opportunities to develop and apply their problem solving and academic skills, for example through purposeful trips to the supermarket followed by cooking activities, which have been carefully planned to work on particular gross/fine motor and mathematical skills.
The KS3 integrated curriculum also includes the ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) ‘New Horizons’ programme, which is a PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) and citizenship learning programme designed for young people with special educational needs. It offers a nationally accredited way to record and celebrate skills and achievement in these curriculum areas.
The KS3 group is based at Philip Green House, Coventon Road, Aylesbury.