Important Reminder of the Past
Students visited by Holocaust survivor
It is essential that the curriculum is organised in such a way that it provides students with the opportunity to learn expected behaviours and be successful in their learning so that we can deliver our mission and aims.
To develop a curriculum which:
We have a very broad KS3 Curriculum covering 14 subjects meeting all the national curriculum requirements. This is taught in 25 hours of contact time each week.
The curriculum includes:
For students who are behind in their chronological reading age, additional support is provided through withdrawal to enable them to rapidly catch up. There is daily support for homework in the library.
In Year 9 students begin to specialize to provide them with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the subjects they will choose to study to GCSE level. They will mainly embark on the examined course at the start of Year 9. This curriculum is taught in 25 lessons each week, each lesson lasting 60 minutes.
All students must study the following:
Optional Subjects (at least two of the following):
There is daily support for homework in the library. Extra Study Support is also in place especially for Year 10 and Year 11 depending on the individuals learning needs. In year 11 this consists of a compulsory period 6.
Collapsed timetable days
Collapsed days, when the normal lesson timetable is suspended, take place during the year. These days allow students to learn in different ways such as off site, with external providers and a range of students. These days cover numerous topics including Staying Safe, Healthy Relationships British Values, Study Skills, Future Pathways and work ready skills.
We have a small school 6th Form where we ensure we enable our young people to be able to enter the next stage of their learning journey be it at university or an advanced level apprenticeship.
Students can select a suite of qualifications from ‘A’ levels or BTECs, a decision for which they receive extensive guidance from the dedicated Heads of 6th form and the Y11 team.
Student's receive weekly feedback from their teachers and are expected to complete examination questions on a regular basis. A Level subjects are taught on 5 hours a week, vocational subjects are delivered on 4 hours a week.
A Levels offered
BTEC subjects offered:
Weekly Tutorial and 1 to 1 Programme
Students have a one-to-one mentoring session with a specialised KS5 support teacher per week in order to support them in a curriculum and pastoral capacity. Assemblies and a collapsed one hour personal development session per week facilitates the coverage of PSCHE topics and preparation for the next stages in their learning journey. Additional specialist support is also provided. The UCAS and UNIFROG programme provides the opportunity to visit universities and meet university admissions tutors from a range of institutions. Frequent visits from speakers across a range of professions and backgrounds are also part of this programme.