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Learning and Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum aims to create:

  • Confident, reflective and resilient learners, who fully reflect the PRIDE today and PROUD tomorrow ethos of the school.
  • Young people who are courageous in their moral and ethical values, and are true to their moral compass.
  • Empathetic individuals who make a positive contribution to the local community, and wider world.
  • Confident, determined and respectful young adults who have exciting and ambitious aspirations for their futures.

We will do this through:

  • A broad curriculum based on the best of what is thought and said, which is tailored to meet both the needs of our students as individuals, and the ever changing needs of the local community, and wider world.
  • Providing challenge for all to equip them with the skills they need to foster ambitious aspirations for their futures, including exploration of a wide range of careers and post-16 destinations.
  • Facilitate abundant opportunities for social, creative, physical and moral development.
  • A range of opportunities for pupils to move learning from the short to the long-term memory, resulting in mastery and subsequent academic achievement, through application of knowledge and skills.
  • Harnessing and building on prior learning of our students.
  • Facilitating excellent literacy, numeracy and oracy skills.
  • Nurturing and supporting each young person on their own personal journey of development, through the use of adaptive teaching.
  • We will nurture and support our children and equip them with the skills they need for the future.

Curriculum Model 2018-19

Please click here for the 2018-19 Curriculum Model

Curriculum Model 2019-20

Please click here for the 2019-20 Curriculum Model

Curriculum booklet

For more detail on the curriculum click here for our Curriculum booklet.

Departmental Areas

Key Stage 3 Subjects

Art & Design

Design & Technology

Drama

English

Geography

History

Information Technology

Maths

Music

Physical Education (PE)

Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship (PSHCE)

Religious Studies

Science

Spanish

Key Stage 4 Subjects

Art & Design

Business Studies

Citizenship

Dance

Engineering

English

Food Preparation & Nutrition

Geography

Health & Social Care

History

ICT & Computing

Maths

Music

Performing Arts

Physical Education (PE)

Religious Studies

Resistant Materials

Science including the Separate Sciences

Spanish

Textiles

Urdu

 English Baccalaureate

Although the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is not a qualification in itself, it supports the study of a range of traditional academic subjects.  To achieve the EBacc, students need to gain full GCSEs at grades 9-5 (strong pass) or 4 (standard pass) in English Language, Mathematics, Science, Geography or History, and a Modern Foreign Language.

We see the EBacc as an important factor in ensuring our students are well placed to beat the competition for places at further education colleges and universities, and encourage parents and carers of students approaching their Option Choices to consider the importance of this.

However, we also understand that the English Baccalaureate pathway may not be suitable for all students and the aim of our curriculum is to combine breadth of study, with more flexibility, enabling students to tailor their academic study to their educational needs and aptitudes.

If you would like further information about the curriculum the school is following then please contact Amanda Holt via the school.