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Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4


The Key Stage 4 curriculum is constructed around the requirements of the ASDAN Transition Challenge programme, which aims to give students an accredited experience commensurate with that of their mainstream peers.

Transition Challenge offers a learner-centred, activity-based curriculum that can be undertaken with as much or as little support as necessary. It has been developed specifically for learners aged 14–16 with SEN.

The programme offers a developmental perspective for learners with PMLD and rewards very small steps of learning and achievement. It also covers the statutory programmes of study for the Key Stage 4 National Curriculum, along with activities to develop the skills required for adult living.

The programme consists of 5 modules:

·         Knowing How

·         Making Choices

·         Feeling Good

·         Moving Forward

·         Taking the Lead

Each module consists of a range of activities, within the Curriculum areas of:

1.    English

2.    Mathematics

3.    Science

4.    Design and Technology

5.    Modern Foreign Languages

6.    Computing

7.    Religious Education

8.    Citizenship

9.    Community

10. Expressive Arts

11. Family/Home

12. Recreation

13. Sports & Leisure

14. Work Related

15. History

16. Geography

17. Online Safety

18. Sex and Relationships


Learners must complete at least nine activities to achieve each module.



Knowing How

Making Choices

Feeling Good

Moving Forward

Taking the Lead




Gaining someone’s attention

Sharing achievements

Writing and giving messages

Producing written messages



Kitchen measures

Paying with money

Daily events

Organising an event

Special dates



Body differences

Changing texture

Personal hygiene

Caring for plants and animals

Causes of change

D & T


Making something you can eat

Product design and manufacture

Using new materials

Decorating a room

Design a logo



Colours, numbers, days, food, greetings


Foreign objects

Sharing cultural experiences

Food, clothes and everyday items



ICT in the home/school

Making choices

Technology for communication

Using new ICT equipment

Preparing for special occasions


Religious Festivals

Religious artefacts

Rituals and traditions

Places of worship

Feeling peaceful



Helping others

Likes and dislikes

Teasing and bullying

Following rules

Activities that involve choice



How to Behave in public

Clothing for occasions

Improving the environment

Events in the local community

Activity of your choice

Expressive Arts



Types of art media

Take part in a performance

Visiting an arts venue

Taking part in a new activity



Household jobs

Sharing favourite belongings

Activity of your choice

Daily routines

Socialising with friends



Activity of your choice

Comparing activities

Working in a group

Using the library

Free time

Sports & Leisure


Active and inactive games

Activity of your choice

Dressing for sporting activities

Team games

Sports centres

Work Related


Mini enterprise

Different jobs

Jobs in the community

Future opportunities

Careers interviews


Famous people from history

Places of historical interest

Investigating historical objects

Stories from history

Major historical events


Knowing your way around

Places of local interest


Using maps

Traffic survey

Online Safety

Internet safety

Social media

Safe messaging


Online gaming

Sex and Relationships

Male and female

Lifestyle choices

Being a good friend

Different relationships

Appropriate behaviour




Please note that these may be subject to change according to students’ abilities and interests.