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Classes 10 & 11 - Post 16

Welcome to Post-16

Our Faculty:

Post-16 is home to 16 students who are aged between 16 and 19 years. The faculty is divided into 2 cohorts of learners:


- Porthtowan – Learning, no worries

- Godrevy The best of the best


Life in Post-16 is destination led, which means; we aim to prepare each and every one of our students with the core understanding, skills and levels of independence needed for their journey into adulthood. Our learners have a wide range of talents, skills, interests and needs – this enables us to personalise each student’s curriculum to enable them to aspire and achieve.


Our Curriculum:

In order to successfully and appropriately prepare our learners for adulthood, the Post-16 curriculum offer is split into 3 core areas. Students follow a one week rolling timetable, which covers the following core areas:


- Life Skills – Tregoweth (Lead by Tracey Parrock/Kathy Archer)


- Well-Being and Relationships – Curnow Upper (Lead by Kate Forster/Kathy Archer)


- Work Related Learning/Careers Education – Curnow Upper (Lead by Neil Pellow-Firth)


Learning objectives and outcomes are targeted to meet students' aspirations and their individual needs. The vast majority of the curriculum focuses on developing and consolidating functional skills, which allow students to apply their understanding and skills in ‘real life’ situations. Students engage with the wider community through a plethora of events and activities throughout the county. Students are assessed at every stage of their journey towards adulthood and achieving greater independence. By involving all of our students in this assessment progress in a functional, fun and engaging manner, we ensure all students achieve their potential.


Learning Environment:

The Post-16 learning environment is diverse and wide ranging depending on which strand students are studying. Activities and events are purposefully selected and designed to match the destination targets of our students. See below for some examples of learning environments offered at Curnow Post-16 Faculty:


- Life Skills

Centred at Tregoweth Life Skills Centre and working in partnership with Pool Academy

- Well-Being and Relationships

The Dartmoor Jubilee Challenge; swimming at Carn Brea; Bowling at Chacewater and sailing on the Carrick Roads.

- Work Related Learning/Careers Education

Over 30 work placements/tasters offered as part of The Curnow Partnership in Redruth and running our business enterprise ‘CurnowCreative’ and selling our products at a range of shops and local events.