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Valence School

Hawking Pathway

Formal approach

Students following our formal curriculum access the rage of National Curriculum subjects for their Key Stage, modified in light of their special educational needs.  As the term ‘formal’ implies there is a high level of structure.  However, we avoid making this curriculum too abstract; teachers ensure that learning is linked to practical activities and consolidated and applied in practical sessions.

Older students working at the formal level will be entered for Entry Level, GCSE’s and A level examinations following the appropriate syllabus.