Aims of the Curriculum
The aim of the curriculum is to focus on both the qualities and skills learners need to succeed in school and beyond. The curriculum should enable students to become:
- successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
- confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
Purpose of the Curriculum
The school is committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum that:
- provides the core knowledge, understanding and skills to enable pupils to build upon Key Stage 2 and to support progression to the next stage of their learning once they leave the school
- prepares learners at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of learners at the school and within society
The school moved to a three year Key Stage 4 model from September 2016, with students now following their GCSE courses throughout Years 9, 10 and 11. This additional subject-specific curriculum time allows staff to prepare students for the more content heavy reformed GCSEs. Therefore, our students opt for their GCSE courses in Year 8 – and are supported through this process by subject staff, the school Pastoral system, and our on-site Careers advisor.
The curriculum is organised within 30 periods per timetable cycle of two weeks. Each period is of 100 minutes duration.
For further details please see separate Curriculum Department section on this website or contact the Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for curriculum, timetable and exams on firstname.lastname@example.org