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Smithdon High School

ASDAN Curriculum Overview

ASDAN KS4 Curriculum Topics

The Personal Development Programmes feature means students must work from their own student book and compile a portfolio of evidence to show what they have done.  

Students gain 1 or 2 credits for each section completed, with each credit representing about 10 hours of activity. 
      6 credits are needed to achieve Bronze
      12 credits for Silver 
      18 credits for Gold. 
Internally-moderated Bronze Credit certificates are available for any learner that completes less than 60 hours work.  

Students are required to plan and review their work at key points, explaining how they have developed their skills in six areas. There are pro forma recording documents (Skills Sheets) to guide them. 
      Coping with problems
      Use of Maths
      Use of English 
      Use of IT

The student book contains the following modules: 
      Combined Studies
      Beliefs and Values 
      Expressive Arts
      The Wider World
      Science and Technology
      World of Work
      Health and Survival
      Number Handling
      The Environment
      Home Management
      Sport and Leisure
      The Community