Expanding Hearts and Minds
ASPIRATION | INTEGRITY | COMMUNITY
Our intent is to provide an aspirational and enriching education, motivated by our Christian foundation to extend the love of God within a supportive, inclusive community, where each person is known, valued and enabled to flourish; to explore and develop their God given talents; to engage with the world of today and to build a resilient and visionary hope for tomorrow rooted in joy, integrity, wisdom and compassion.
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE
Our intent is guided by our belief that every student has God given talents and every subject provides opportunities for these to flourish through:
- intellectual inquiry, exploring the world in which we live, asking questions and making discoveries in the search of new understanding
reflection on the moral/ethical implications of the content studied and its spiritual dimension
metacognition and wellbeing - the looking after and understanding of all aspects of self
application to real life
creativity by finding solutions, new ideas and connections to other subjects and disciplines
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) experiences
This belief underpins our purposefully enriching curriculum and co-curricular programme which reflects our Church of England foundation and provides:
- a broad range of disciplines, subjects and pathways
- Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship and Careers Education
- the development of literacy and numeracy skills
- inclusivity and flexibility
- rigour, sequence and progression of knowledge, skills and understanding
- achievement, aspiration and cultural capital
KEY STAGE 3
A three year Key Stage 3 offer which enables progression, depth and breadth of experience
- English, Oracy, Maths, Science, Computer Science
- Religious Education, Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)
- History, Geography,Environmental Science, Modern Foreign Languages (French/Spanish),
- Design Technology (Food, Product Design including Textiles),
- Music, Drama, Art, Applied Performance
- Bridge course for additional literacy and numeracy support
- Careers Education Advice and Guidance
- Enrichment Years 7 and 8 and Extension Year 9
KEY STAGE 4
A Key Stage 4 which maintains breadth, depth and progression by providing both GCSE and Level 1/2 Vocational qualifications as part of the optional subjects available. The study of Religious Education GCSE is compulsory. The full English Baccalaureate* (Ebacc) suite of subjects is encouraged.
- Core Curriculum
- English Language and Literature (double GCSE award)*
- Mathematics GCSE*
- Science (Trilogy: Biology/Physics/Chemistry worth two GCSEs or three GCSEs in the discrete sciences)*
- Religious Education GCSE
- Physical Education (non-examined)
- Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education (PSHCE)
- Careers Education Advice and Guidance
- Extension Year 10 and Study Skills Year 11
Guided optionsIn addition to the core curriculum three option subjects are available from the following list. This is revised annually.
- Art GCSE
- ASDAN CoPE
- Computer Science GCSE*
- Drama GCSE
- Enterprise BTEC
- French GCSE*
- Geography GCSE*
- Health and Social Care BTEC
- History GCSE*
- Music GCSE
- Physical Education GCSE
- Spanish GCSE*
- Textiles GCSE
Students may choose Study Support as their third option instead, should they need to further strengthen their literacy or numeracy skills.
A Sixth Form offer which is enriched by additional subjects whilst ensuring progression from Key Stage 4 through our A level and Level 3 Vocational pathways
To view the subjects available at Sixth Form please go to our Sixth Form website by clicking here.
An additional co-curricular programme including educational visits, clubs, societies, rewards and awards
Please browse the other pages in this section to find out more about each subject.
Through careful planning and the implementation of their curriculum vision subject staff provide learning opportunities that are ambitious and set high aspirations for all. Knowledge, skills and understanding build upon each other and link to prior and future learning. Guided practice enables students to embed concepts in long term memory. There is an emphasis on key vocabulary, literacy skills and the personal development of students. Employability skills, partnerships with the business community and the use of technology allows students to engage readily with the curriculum. We value our students as individuals and encourage them to explore their own areas of interest, take ownership of their learning to let their light shine.
Student’s progress is monitored regularly and tracked against their expected flight path. Students' Curricular and Co-curricular achievements are celebrated through our awards and rewards programme.Our public examination results can be viewed here.
Our provision is evaluated and developed each year in response to:
Our current cohort
The progress and outcomes of students
Staff subject knowledge
Relevance to contemporary issues
- Student voice
Further information about our curriculum
For subject specific information please contact the Head of Department listed on the relevant subject page.
For general information please contact Mr R Espinosa Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum and Provision