Core subjects (English, Maths, ICT)
Curriculum planning is based on the Courtyard’s recognition of key skills that pupils who attend our school need to develop in order to live successful lives and achieve their potential.
English, Maths and ICT are core academic subjects at the Courtyard. English, Maths and ICT can be accessed via the GCSE or Functional Skills routes depending upon the young person’s ability and prior knowledge before joining the Courtyard.
GCSE programmes of learning
Functional Skills programmes of learning
Learning is differentiated to take account of each pupil's individual needs, so pupils are taught in groups according to their stage of learning as opposed to their age.
Pupils are taught in class sizes of no more than 8 pupils, often less, as we recognise that our pupils learn best in calm, quiet environments where they are able to focus on their learning with reduced sensory overload.