Our curriculum is designed to underpin our Core Values of:
Our research-driven curriculum is broad and unique. It goes beyond the National Curriculum content and subjects. Decisions about the curriculum are relevant to our local setting and allow all to thrive, with opportunities for all pupils to be successful and achieve.
Throughout Key Stage 3 all learners will access the full range of a National Curriculum subjects, plus additional subjects, such as Drama. We believe that the core purpose of our academic curriculum is to support our students to know and apply the essential knowledge and skills that are required to master a particular discipline. More specifically:
- Essential knowledge relates to the ability a student has to recall factual information about a particular topic.
- Essential skills refers to a student’s ability to apply this knowledge to analysing an issue, modelling a solution to a problem, tackling a creative challenge, etc.
We want our students to demonstrate respect, kindness and tolerance of people from all beliefs, cultures and backgrounds.
Our curriculum is built to educate, celebrate and appreciate our diverse school community and beyond.
By promoting independence, we empower our students to build high levels of self-respect, allowing them to recognise and value their own strengths.
Through embedding careers and work-related learning, our curriculum promotes a value of education and an understanding of its context for our students’ futures both in a local and national context.
We want our students to demonstrate ambition, adaptability and resilience in all aspects of life.
Our curriculum encourages students to be the best that they can be and offers students a multitude of opportunities to maximise their potential.
Our intentionally sequenced curriculum facilitates students to retain deep knowledge and understanding, thus enhancing students’ confidence in their own abilities.
Our curriculum provides support, through all subject areas, to develop our students into confident communicators and readers.
Through our curriculum, students are encouraged to be inquisitive, confident learners who value and are actively involved in their education and development.