Curriculum

The school uses a number of different ways in which to group pupils, aimed at catering for their abilities and aptitudes to further personalise learning.


Curriculum


Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8, 9


Subjects taught to all pupils include:
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Modern Languages (Spanish and French)
  • Design Technology
  • History and Geography
  • Art
  • Computing
  • Music
  • Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education
  • Physical Education and Dance
  • Religious Studies
  • Careers Education and Guidance
  • Literacy for the 21st Century (Oracy, Drama and Media)
  • RSE

Key Stage 4: Years 10, 11


During this Key Stage all pupils follow the following compulsory subjects:
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Careers Education and Guidance
  • Drug and Health Education
  • Citizenship
  • Work Related Learning and Enterprise.
  • Relationships & Sex Education

Key Stage 4: Years 10, 11


In addition, pupils are able to choose further courses of study reflecting their own interests and abilities. These include:
  • Art
  • Art 3D Design
  • Art Graphics
  • Art Textiles
  • Art Photography
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Studies
  • Catering
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Engineering
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Product Design
  • Spanish

Curriculum Organisation

Curriculum Booklet

The school uses a number of different ways in which to group pupils, aimed at catering for their abilities and aptitudes to further personalise learning. Most subjects place pupils in ability sets which enable us to extend and challenge our most able students whilst supporting our pupils with additional needs.

Staff use different teaching and learning strategies which include whole class teaching, individual and group classroom activities and practical work. In-class teacher support and small extraction groups as well as intervention are used to help pupils with specific learning difficulties and to extend the most able.

The Curriculum

As a school we offer all our pupils a broad balanced, relevant and realistic curriculum. To ensure all students are able to access this curriculum we use a variety of strategies. There is a mixture of setting and mixed ability teaching, with pupils who have additional needs being taught in small groups for Maths, English and Science.

The school works closely with our Primary colleagues. We are thankful that these close relationships ensure the transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 is as smooth and stress free as possible. Similarly, we work closely with post 16 institutions and Training providers and encourage all our pupils to see education as a life long learning process. Our intention is to provide all our pupils with the integrity, necessary skills and knowledge they will need to take their place as responsible caring adults in the world of work. An essential part of this process is the need to regularly set appropriate homework as an integral part of the courses on offer.

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