Curriculum Vision and Values

 
 

We believe that our curriculum is a broad, balanced and creative blend of subjects which enable each individual to develop a range of skills that will equip them for the challenges of the modern world. In planning our curriculum, our intention is to:

  • Devise a curriculum that follows National Curriculum guidelines and statutory requirements
  • Establish a balance between emphasising the importance to students of a traditional curriculum and the desire to offer them a diverse range of subjects that match their interests and skills
  • Encourage students to work towards the new English Baccalaureate standard, invaluable for university applications
  • Ensure that the curriculum is accessible to all pupils; that they experience success whilst being stretched and challenged
  • Allow appropriate choice through guided learning pathways
  • Develop skills relevant for everyday life and the workplace

It is our intention that every learner fulfils their potential.  Learning programmes, intervention strategies, appropriate stretch and challenge and a range of extra-curricular learning opportunities are on offer to facilitate the growth of existing skills and the nurturing of new ones.

 
Key Stage 3 – Years 7 and 8

At Key Stage 3, learners follow exciting, rigorous and challenging programmes of study in:

English

Maths

Science

Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Geography

History

Computing

Design Technology

Music & Drama

Art

Moral & Ethics

Physical Education

 

Students are taught in ability groups in the majority of subjects, ensuring that every child is both challenged and supported in their learning. 

 
Key Stage 4 – Years 9, 10 and 11

Learners continue to study the core subjects of:

English Language and Literature

Mathematics

Combined Science or Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Physical Education

Morals and Ethics.

 

Pupils also study four additional subjects or ‘options’.

The option subjects include:

Geography, History, French, Business Studies, Computing, Construction, Health & Social Care, Sport, Art, Photography, Drama, Dance, Music, PE, Psychology, Media Studies, Astronomy, Food & Nutrition, Engineering and Design & Technology

Level 2 courses are offered as either GCSE or BTEC qualifications.