Educational Programme

Curriculum Followed

The students follow a six year educational course.  They start this journey at 16 years and eventually leave at 22 years.  There are some students who for a reason or another do not finish the six year course.  If that is the case, parents are asked to inform by an email the SMT such decision.  The SMT together with all those involved in the education of the students commits itself to embark in educational projects in the best interest of the students.

At the DM Attard YAERC students follow courses tailor made to their needs.  In fact there are three educational tracks which the student can embark on.  Track A, B and C.

Track A and B

These courses are more oriented on employability skills, vocational training and academic goals.  During the first three years the students follow a curriculum based on the Princes’ Trust (XL programme) https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/ and the Learning Outcomes Framework  http://www.schoolslearningoutcomes.edu.mt/en/.  After the first three years, the students are exposed to various learning experiences which eventually equips them with enough skills to be employable.

The last three years are more academic oriented.  The system is very much similar to Secondary mainstream.

Eventually throughout the third year and the sixth year the SMT discusses with the student and parents possible transition to other opportunities beyond the Resource Centre.

 

Subjects and Teacher Loads Track A and B

A&B

A&B

Loads

First 3 Years – Subject Teachers Loads

Last 3 Years – Subject Teachers

6

Work Exposure 2

PE

2

Vocational Prep A – Gardening 2

Computer Literacy

2

Vocational Prep B – Office Work 2

Science

2

Vocational Prep C – Pottery 5

Community Based Activity

2

Art 2

Literacy

1

Music 2

Numeracy

1

Computer Literacy 2

PSCD

1

Literacy 2

Independent Living Skills

1

Numeracy 2

Design and technology

2

ILS 2

Music drama

2

PSCD 2

Art

1

Dance

1

Science

1

PE

Total of Lessons

Total of Lessons

25

25

 

Track C

The curriculum for track C is more therapy oriented.  It aims to address through state of the art technology and therapies acute and profound disabilities.  The motor sensory and gross motor room are used.  Dance Therapy is provided to the students.  This is a six year educational path.  The system is much similar to a Primary mainstream.

 

Subjects and Teacher Loads Track C

Path C

Loads

Six Year Course – “Primary Teachers”

2

Pottery

2

Independent Living Skills

2

Numeracy

2

Literacy

4

Arts

5

Community Based Activity

3

Music

3

Computer Literacy

2

PE

25

Total Number of lessons

 

 

 

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