ASDAN

The Oaks school offers ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation network) as part of a key stage three and four curriculum. The school believes it is an essential part of a balanced, broad and relevant curriculum. The school believes ASDAN is of huge benefit to the students within the school equipping them with skills and processes that will benefit them across the curriculum and later in adult life. It equips students with the personal and social skills as well as transferable educational skills that can aid the students throughout the school curriculum and later life. This school believes that ASDAN provides opportunities for all students no matter what their ability to achieve. It enables learners to achieve personal and social development through their achievements, thereby enhancing self-confidence, ambition and contribution to their communities. It provides transferable skills that students can apply and use across the curriculum. The school will teach the subject of ASDAN in key stage three as a separate entity within the school whereas in key stage four ASDAN will be followed through the subject specific areas already taught in school.

At Key Stage three ASDAN will be allocated a lesson a week. Students in year seven and eight will follow a programme of study that will equip them with personal and social skills as well as transferable educational skills. ASDAN will be taught to all range of abilities no matter the level that the student is working at. (MLD, SLD and PMLD) to ensure the students receive the best possible chance of progression within the subject. ASDAN offers a variety of courses at different levels and therefore can be applied to all students at key stage three and four so that it is applicable to the level each individual student is working at and the pathway they intend to follow. The programme of study for key stage 4 is taught to all or the majority of students who opt for one of the ASDAN courses on offer whether this be by the collation of evidence route or by the systematic teaching of Personal Progress, Transition Challenge or the Prepapotory levels of Bronze, Silver, or Gold. . Some students will progress to either the full COPE award (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) or the AOPE (Award of Personal Effectiveness).

This will depend upon the ability of each individual student at the start of year ten. Students should be provided with appropriately differentiated work to enable students to achieve their aims. SLD and PMLD students will work from the transition challenge/Personal Progress syllabus at key stage four. This pathway is designed for students with more complex and severe learning difficulties.

As PHSCE is a compulsory subject students at key stage four will follow a course offered byASDAN to this effect. The credits the students accumulate will be used to accredit and add to the credits achieved across the school curriculum. These will produce enough evidence for students to gain the COPE award. Likewise the ASDAN employability award will be used to accredit the careers course followed in key stage four for some students for whom it is appropriate with the credits the students accrue being used contribute towards the COPE award.

Curriculum

ASDAN is a youth academy award aimed at key stage four students.
The programme aims to give the students a variety of educational experiences that will equip the students with the life and social skills needed in order to thrive in the wider community.
Current ASDAN awards offered are:

• COPE – Certificate of personal effectiveness
• Transition challenge
• Bronze, Silver and Gold
• Towards independence

The Oaks school offers ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation network) as part of a key stage three and four curriculum. The school believes it is an essential part of a balanced, broad and relevant curriculum. The school believes ASDAN is of huge benefit to the students within the school equipping them with skills and processes that will benefit them across the curriculum and later in adult life. It equips students with the personal and social skills as well as transferable educational skills that can aid the students throughout the school curriculum and later life.

This school believes that ASDAN provides opportunities for all students no matter what their ability to achieve. It enables learners to achieve personal and social development through their achievements, thereby enhancing self-confidence, ambition and contribution to their communities. It provides transferable skills that students can apply and use across the curriculum. The school will teach the subject of ASDAN in key stage three as a separate entity within the school whereas in key stage four ASDAN will be followed through the subject specific areas already taught in school.

ASDAN will be taught to all range of abilities no matter the level that the student is working at. (MLD, SLD and PMLD) to ensure the students receive the best possible chance of progression within the subject. ASDAN offers a variety of courses at different levels and therefore can be applied to all students at key stage three and four so that it is applicable to the level each individual student is working at and the pathway they intend to follow. The programme of study for key stage 4 is taught to all or the majority of students who opt for one of the ASDAN courses on offer whether this be by the collation of evidence route or by the systematic teaching of the PSHCE short course, Employability award or Personal Progress.

This will depend upon the ability of each individual student at the start of year ten. Students should be provided with appropriately differentiated work to enable students to achieve their aims. SLD and PMLD students can work from the transition challenge/Personal Progress syllabus at key stage four and continue these studies at key stage five. This pathway is designed for students with more complex and severe learning difficulties. However some students will follow the Bronze/Silver challenge award and then progress to either the full COPE award (certificate of personal effectiveness) or the AOPE (award of personal effectiveness).

The Transition Challenge Award involves the completion of work in five different areas.  These are: Knowing How, Making Choices, Feeling Good, Moving Forward and Taking the Lead.  In each of the areas the student must complete nine of the eighteen activities available.  some of the activities will be taught in discrete ASDAN lessons and some during subject lessons.

 

Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 9 Overview

Personal Finance Course

ASDAN Transition Challenge