Le Murier School Guernsey

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum pathway is flexible with a view to promoting skills for learning, life and living for all students.

The Content

  • Literacy and English which includes emphasis on communication (speaking and listening skills);
  • Numeracy and Mathematics;
  • ICT and Innovative Technologies;
  • Personal Skills including PSHE, Citizenship, Global Literacy and Healthy Schools. The school is doing the Unicef UK Rights Respecting School Award, see www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa for more information;
  • Physical Health and Wellbeing including holistic development in the areas of fine and gross motor skills as well as sensory regulation for some students with more complex needs;
  • Outdoor Education which includes outdoor learning pursuits, residential opportunities, Duke of Edinburgh Challenge and the John Muir Award;
  • World Around Us which encompasses awareness of the Arts, geographical location, local and national history;
  • World of Enquiry which provides a science based element to learning promoting problem solving and critical thinking;
  • World of Work and Enterprise where all students can experience, learn and develop skills needed to become confident individuals, effective contributors, responsible citizens and successful learners through a range of work related experiences and opportunities;

Personal targetsare also set half termly either form what we term as 'essential life skills' (communication, coordinating, participating, locating, thinking and problem solving, being safe and healthy) or from a parent/ carer request.

Accreditations/ Awards

Students are able to access, where appropriate
  • Edexcel Functional Skills Numeracy(Entry Level 1 upwards)
  • Edexcel Functional Skills Literacy(Entry Level 1 upwards)
  • Edexcel ICT(Entry Level 3 upwards)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award - Bronze and Silver
  • John Muir Award
  • RYA (Sailing Trust Award)
  • NICAS (climbing award)
  • Pearson BTEC in Home Cooking Skills (Level 1 + 2)
  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Awards in Work Skills (Entry Level 3)
  • OCR in Life and Living Skills (Entry Level 1 upwards)
  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme (Bronze to Gold)
  • ASDAN Transition Challenge
  • ASDAN Sensory Transition Challenge
  • Pearson BTEC in Construction (Entry Level 3 or Level 1)
  • National Navigation Award Scheme (All Levels)
  • St Johns Young First Aider Certificate
  • VTCT Diploma in Retail Skills (Level 1)
  • City and Guilds Hair and Beauty (Entry Level 3/ Level 1)
  • Functional Skills

    Numeracy, Literacy and ICT are referred to as the functional skills. They are taught through what are called tool-box sessions and are also applied and developed regularly throughout the rest of the school curriculum both inside and outside of the classroom. These skills are taught and assessed in P Levels, Entry Levels and Levels depending on the abilities of the individual students.
    These levels allow a progressive transition into adult education, as this is the system used by the College of Further Education.
    Progression through these levels is as follows, P1 - P2 - P3 - P4 - P5 - P6 - P7 - P8 - Entry Level 1 - Entry Level 2 - Entry Level 3 - Level 1 - Level 2