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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future


We recognise that the curriculum extends beyond the academic, technical or vocational. AIM is our KS3 personal development programme. The course provides pupils with key life skills which prepare them for their journey into kS4 and life behind The Rowans.

Throughout the year pupils’ study 6 different modules, each carefully designed to equip pupils with essential skills that they can implement in the present and future. The 6 modules are:

  • Using office software
  • Reading for fun and enjoyment
  • Reading for meaning and understanding
  • Independent living
  • Responsible living
  • Preparing for the world of work

Pupils complete a range of tasks in each module to learn and develop skills such as cooking on a budget, using Microsoft office software, interview techniques and comparing bank accounts. All of which help to equip pupils to be reasonable, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society. 

Our AIM course will provide opportunities for educational trips and embeds our school values of kindness, commitment and resilience.