Our curriculum supports and challenge learners to be:
- successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
- confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives; by cementing their sense of identity, this in turn enables them engage in positive relationships and nurture their own talents.
- responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society, and show respect and tolerance to others
Our emphasis in on providing a broad and balanced curriculum with a clear continuum of development from year 7 to year 11 or 13.It is focused on subject disciplines, delivered by subject specialists, but also on increased autonomy, the development of interest and skills and the promotion of independent learning. We believe in equality of opportunity and also in the development of key aptitudes:
Aptitudes for learning – e.g. reasoning, creativity and positive motivation
Aptitudes for managing information – e.g. research and reflection
Aptitudes for relating to people – e.g. leadership, teamwork, communication, emotional intelligence and stress management
Aptitudes for managing situations – e.g. time management, coping with change, risk taking, feelings and reactions and creative thinking
Year 7 to 9 follow a compulsory curriculum with the majority of classes being mixed ability.
Year 9 students select 40% of their KS4 curriculum from a wide variety of courses, following very thorough Information, Advice and Guidance sessions with experienced members of staff.
The curriculum offer in year 12 is very wide with most students selecting the equivalent of three subjects to study. This is a free choice (subject to entry requirements) and can contain AS/A2 Levels, BTECs or a mixture of both