"The College provides a curriculum at all key stages that is appropriate for the students. Senior leadrs listen to what staudents say about the sujects they would like to study at Key Stage 4 and in the sixth form. They balance students wished well against staffing and financial restrictions"
The College Governors and Staff believe the Curriculum must:
- Be broad and balanced
- Be relevant to the needs of the individual
- Promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of our young people
- Encourage students to develop physically, mentally and emotionally to play their part in society
- Prepare students for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life
- Provide equality and range of opportunity
- Offer students a safe and secure environment within which to learn
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Students follow a broad and balanced course which includes all the subjects in the National Curriculum. Students are placed in ability sets in Year 7 for English, Maths, Science, ICT, Modern Foreign Languages and Design & Technology. Other subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.
Students with special educational needs are given help by the Supportive Skills Department, both in lesson time and in workshops. Where appropriate, they will be given individual targets and support. Parents are invited to review the targets with the College and student.
During KS3, students’ achievements in National Curriculum subjects are assessed and reported to parents.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Key Stage 5 Curriculum
We are constantly reviewing our Post 16 offering to look at how we can add extra vocational courses alongside a growing range of A level courses.
Students also have lessons covering issues such as health, citizenship and careers guidance. Students are also encouraged to take part in volunteering and other extra curricular activities.