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Woodlands School, Picklecombe Drive, off Tamerton Foliot Road, Whitleigh, PLYMOUTH PL6 5ES


Post 16 Learning

Our 15-19 curriculum is particularly flexible to meet the needs of all learners. Each student has access to an individualised timetable which focuses on addressing their academic, social and physical requirements.

Opportunities for students to develop life skills and work based experiences takes place within the department and offsite at a range of different venues.  We provide students with valuable skills to prepare them for their transition into adulthood. 

Accredited, recognisable qualifications through APTed and AQA provide students with a portfolio which celebrates their achievements and documents their most recent learning journey as young adults. Those who need a more therapeutic based curriculum are able to access a variety of subject experiences that are relevant, beneficial and of interest to the individual.

Our curriculum is based on individual prefernces and aspirations has a practical emphasis on independence, living skills and Enterprise with appropriate cross curricular links to Literacy, Maths, PSHE/Citizenship and Computing. The aim of this curriculum is to enhance personal confidence and independence and to be able to make informed choices about individual lifestyles and future opportunities.  Opportunities for relevant work experience are also offered.

Young people may leave any time during this phase of learning to attend other providers of education, training and skills.  Many young people choose stay on at school until they are 19 years old. Destinations for young people leaving Woodlands are City College Plymouth,  St Austell College,  Dame Hannah Rogers Adult provision,  National Star College and Duchy College.  We work with young people and their families to secure an appropriate and accessible destination for future learning and development.  This happens with the support of Careers SW and a transition team.