Structure of the curriculum

The curriculum is planned in a coherent manner ensuring it meets legal requirements, including those of the National Curriculum, and embraces cross-curricular themes including: careers information and guidance (CIAG); personal, social, health and economic education (PSHEE); science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); Relationships, Sex and Health education (RSHE); Fundamental British Values (FBV); citizenship and cross curricular skills, in particular those of literacy, numeracy and ICT. These are all delivered through timetabled LIFE lessons, the taught curriculum in each subject and through one off "LIFE days".

We have audited our provision of the wider curriculum and where there is not full curriculum coverage, we ensure that these needs are met through LIFE days/lessons, enrichment opportunities and cross-curricular delivery.

The development of students’ personal and social skills, and their spiritual and cultural development are addressed specifically through the PSHEE programme and school assemblies, as well as permeating the whole curriculum, both formal and hidden.

The importance of developing ICT, literacy and numeracy, is recognised by the allocation of additional lessons at KS3 for students with prior attainment in English and mathematics below national expectations and a continuing emphasis on the further development of these skills across the whole curriculum.

Curriculum Outlines by Year Group

Curriculum Outlines by Subject