Pupils identified for the Vocational Learning Pathway have been selected because they have demonstrated an ability to adapt to different situations, get on well with others and prefer to learn by working in a practical environment. The pupils on this pathway need to work hard and maintain impeccable behaviour and effort as they are representing Dove House School Academy whilst offsite.
Core subjects taken are:
Vocational studies including workplace skills and Preparing for Adulthood
Pupils also take 2 of the following subjects based on their strengths:
- Digital Media
- Resistant Materials
- Performing Arts
- Digital Photography
- PE (Academic qualification)
As part of the Vocational Pathway, pupils will also be timetabled work experience for one afternoon every week in a range of workplace settings, helping to build up key employability skills and experience. At school pupils will be taking part in vocational sessions gaining practical skills and qualifications at Entry Level and Level 1 which will then be transferable to the workplace (to use during an apprenticeship) or to continue onto further vocational education at Post-16.