CurriculumWe want to provide our pupils with high quality learning and outstanding results. The development of core skills such as literacy, numeracy and ICT is a top priority for every teacher and every subject. Additionally, we believe our curriculum will develop the following key qualities: curiosity, determination, imagination, questioning, self-awareness, thoughtfulness and independence.
The Key Stage 3 Curriculum
When pupils start at the school they are taught a broad and balanced curriculum covering all the main subjects. There is a big focus on ensuring that literacy and numeracy skills form a part of every lesson and are developed by all teachers.
The Key Stage 3 Curriculum is a two year programme, pupils in Year 7 and 8 take the following courses:
- Religious Education
GCSE courses begin in Year 9 and last for three years.
The Key Stage Four Curriculum
During Key Stage Four (Years 9, 10 and 11), all pupils will follow a curriculum that is suited to their needs and interests. They will finish Year 11 equipped with a range of appropriate qualifications, skills and attributes to enable them to pursue their chosen path into further education or employment. The curriculum is divided into two parts, core curriculum and options – these are outlined below (click on the icons below to view further information about each course).
The Core Curriculum (compulsory for all pupils)
In addition to the subjects in the Core Curriculum, pupils can select from the following range of courses:
All pupils follow a Tutorial and PSHE course relevant to their age group Sex Education is taught in PSHE, Science and Religious Education.The governors have given their approval to the content and philosophy of sex education. Parents are welcome to enquire about the content of the Sex Education programme their child is receiving and have the right to withdraw their child by applying in writing to the Headteacher.