Curriculum Overview

Aim

Our curriculum aims to develop successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens in preparation for their adult life as positive members of the community.

It promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development and resilience of all students. The curriculum is designed to engage and significantly challenge all students of all abilities and create a personalised learning experience for every student.

After a broad and rigorous Key Stage Three we start our GCSE courses early in Year 9 with the expectation that the vast majority of students will take English, maths, science and Citizenship as a core requirement and then four Options at least one of which must be an ‘EBacc’ subject; Humanities, a Modern Foreign Language and IT. A broad range of 6th Form courses at both A Level and BTec offer excellent routes into Higher Education, Apprenticeships and the world of work. 

Extended curricular activities are considered to be an integral part of the curriculum to enhance social and cultural development which is reflected in the school’s ‘Enrichment Hour’ programme, visits and trips. These range from a wide variety of sporting activities to computer clubs, drama productions, ski trips, bee keeping, DofE and many more.

Inclusion 

The school has a responsibility to be an inclusive educational institution where all participants are valued and progress effectively.

Meeting the legal, social and personal needs of students, staff, governors and visitors are important factors for the school’s inclusive debate. Central to the school’s inclusion policy is the need to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all students. The National Curriculum is seen as a starting point for planning the school’s curriculum, which meets all the needs of individuals, groups and cohorts of students.

In developing the curriculum the school aims to increase the participation in and access to learning for all stakeholders. It is expected that our curriculum will strive to meet all of the different learning needs of our students within the constraints of the institution.

 

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