George Hastwell School


Orca Classroom

Class teacher: Mr Park

Class teacher: Mr Park

About Orca

Pupils in Orca Class follow either a Semi-Formal or Formal pathway, depending on their attainment level.

Each pathway ensures that the pupil’s educational journey is tailored to meet their needs as well as to challenge them.

The Post 16 team work in partnership with the young person and their family to develop an individual learning programme based around their needs, interests and ambitions so that they can meet their long term goals.  


From KS4 through into Post 16, pupils follow The EQUALS Moving On curriculum, which is structured in five, one-year programmes; Adventurer, Explorer, Traveller, Voyager and Globetrotter.

These curriculum specifications form a comprehensive package appropriate to the needs of young people aged 14+ and adults with learning difficulties. They comprise a breadth of relevant and stimulating learning opportunities, which can be used to address students’ individual objectives and prepare young people for adult life.

Courses of Study include World Studies, Independent Living and Vocational Skills as well as Literacy, Numeracy, and ICT.  The Moving On curriculum also offers a breadth of experience within which the pupil's Personal Learning Targets can be met.

Orca - Pupils

Orca - Pupils