Curriculum Overview

Success for all


At the heart of our College is a love of learning that we want to share with our students

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Curriculum Overview

The curriculum is progressive and equips students with core knowledge about the best that has been thought, written and designed: balancing Shakespeare plays, the study of a broad sweep of British history and scientific reasoning; achieving mastery in mathematics and ICT; giving opportunities for creative excellence in art, drama, music and design technology; contributing to healthy and responsible citizens through food & nutrition, PE and life skills.

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The Intent of the Curriculum

The over-arching intent of the curriculum is a five/seven year learning journey through a body of knowledge that is seen as a whole and not artificially compartmentalised into Key Stages; where links between subjects are explicit and exploited so that the students can comprehend the world they live in through the knowledge they have internalised. Components are carefully positioned to make subsequent learning possible. The taught curriculum is as broad as possible for as long as possible and supported by a wide range of additional opportunities.

YEARS 7 – 9

‘Awe and wonder’ – developing from primary school the enjoyment and excitement of learning

YEARS 10 – 11

‘Developing independence’ – as a student moves through the GCSE years equipping them to take ownership of their own learning

YEARS 12 – 13

‘Embedding independence’ – using the VESPA model (Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude)


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