"Last year we visited a young person with severe memory issues, who was extremely anxious about taking exams, as he was able to remember very little of his school work under test conditions. School and parents were very concerned that the GCSE pathway was not the correct one for him. Through a series of visits we were able to advise school on a range of alternatives to GCSE exams; as a result the student’s family and school chose an ASDAN accredited course.
We provided resources and further information to school about ASDAN courses and the assessment process. One of our PNI advisors returned to school to teach an ASDAN lesson with the young person and with the young person’s support staff so that they would understand how to deliver the programme of study.
During a follow up visit, the young person had passed his course. He is now moving on to the next accreditation level."