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Independent Educational Services offers ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) as part of the Key Stage Four curriculum as both a discreet lesson and across a wide range of subjects. The school believes ASDAN programs of study are an essential part of a balanced, broad and relevant curriculum and are of huge benefit to the students within the school, equipping them with skills and processes that will benefit them across the curriculum and later into adult life. The programs of study provide students with those personal and social skills as well as transferable educational skills that can aid them throughout the school curriculum and later life. IES believes that ASDAN creates opportunities for all students regardless of their ability, to achieve. It enables learners to gain skills with personal and social development through their achievements, thereby enhancing self-confidence, ambition and contribution to their communities. It also provides transferable skills that students can apply and use across the curriculum. ASDAN is approved by DfES, QCA, DELLS and SSEA.

ASDAN programmes and qualifications:

  • Are learner centred.
  • Encourage the student to develop responsibility for their own learning.
  • Assist in the personal and social development of the individual through a focus on Key Skills.
  • Recognise achievement across the school as well as in the home, the community and the world of work.

We Currently run the following ASDAN Programmes throughout Key Sage 4:

  • Transition Challenge
  • Personal Development Programmes
  • Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course


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