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Curriculum Overview

An Aspirational and Inspirational Curriculum

Our broad and balanced curriculum builds on KS2 programmes of study for a seamless transition to KS3 where subject specialists ensure the very best foundations for future learning.  The National Curriculum is the starting point, and we confidently meet all expectations, and surpass many. Our Curriculum Leaders routinely reflect on their schemes of work, refining and improving them regularly. We also use feedback from pupils themselves, as well as their performance in a wide range of assessments, to further develop our schemes of learning.

We engage with experts to ensure we are keeping up to date with the very latest research, ensuring evidence-based practice. We strengthened our KS3 curriculum during 2019/2020 with a real focus on developing ‘cultural capital’ for our students, so that by the end of Year 9, whether or not they continue to study a subject at GCSE, they have a broad foundation of knowledge. Since 2020, we have also been developing a more race-conscious curriculum, ensuring positive representation of all, and expanding the individuals and examples drawn on across all subject areas. In 2023 we strengthened this further as part of our actions towards achieving the Race Charter Mark Award.

Our pupils are taught by exceptional, appropriately qualified teachers who implement the intended curriculum with creativity and maintain high expectations of all. This fosters high levels of engagement and supports adaptive teaching so that students are appropriately stretched and challenged, or supported depending on their individual needs. At all Key Stages, we believe an outstanding, inclusive and ethical education rightly focuses on academic excellence, whilst at the same time, championing wider opportunities that nurture the whole child’s development with parents, Trust Partners and our local community. Our goal is for all pupils to thrive both academically and in terms of their personal development so that they achieve their full potential.

Parents can find out more about the curriculum the school is following by consulting our Curriculum Maps or by visiting the individual

KS3 subject pages 

Year 7 Curriculum Map

Year 8 Curriculum Map

Year 9 Curriculum Map

 

Years 10 and 11

For information about KS4 study, our Guided Choices Brochure has details of the GCSEs and vocational qualifications that can be studied in Years 10 and 11:

Guided Choices (page turning view for on-screen viewing)

Guided Choices (pdf - for printing purposes)

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Years 12 and 13

You can find out more about the curriculum on offer in our Sixth Form through consulting the Sixth Form brochure

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