Curriculum

Aims

The purpose of the curriculum is to enable students to:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and a world of rapid and continuous technological change
  • Develop a life-long love of learning
  • Develop personal and moral values, respect for shared values and for other cultures, religions and ways of life
  • Acquire excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Develop and acquire the qualities and qualifications necessary to enable them to progress to the next stage in their chosen learning or career pathway

Main principles:

  • The curriculum should have breadth, balance, relevance, differentiation and allow progression
  • The curriculum should promote knowledge and understanding, and allow the development of skills and personal qualities
  • Equality of access for all students
  • High aspirational expectations of all students
  • A curriculum that offers both academic and vocational qualifications appropriate to individual student ability and interest

Outcomes:

The curriculum should:

  • Deliver the current and future statutory requirements, including appropriate careers advice and guidance
  • Be broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated
  • Enable and support students to achieve their potential
  • Meet the needs of the full range of abilities within the school
  • Ensure continuity, help support and enable progression within the school and between phases of education
  • Help students develop enquiring minds and a love of learning
  • Help students acquire understanding, knowledge of key skills relevant to school, adult life and employment
  • Help students develop personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life
  • Support raising standards of achievement to the highest level
  • Provide a range of opportunities to students which best meet their needs and interests

Home Learning:

Home learning tasks should support progress of all students through, for example: challenging preparation work for lessons; independent research; consolidation of learning; improving work following informative feedback (written or verbal). Our homework calendar can be viewed via our ‘Show My Homework’ site

Extra-curricular

  • All students can access a rich extra-curricular programme that, together with the curriculum, promotes healthy, spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, thereby preparing students for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life.