'Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of a true education.'
Martin Luther King Junior
As an education Trust located in a tight geographical area, the vast majority of our students stay in Trust schools for their education up to the age of 16. The advantage of this is that it affords us the opportunity to take a holistic approach to students’ education across both primary and secondary phases, ensuring our 5-16 curriculum builds on previous progress. Our 6 fundamental curriculum strands run through our curriculum at all key stages of education, which ensures we maximise the potential of being a local Trust. Our curriculum offer is broad and balanced, follows the national curriculum and ensures that our students and children achieve strong academic progress and develop as rounded citizens..
KEY STAGE 3
Our students’ learning and progress are at the heart of everything that we do. All students follow a three year Key Stage 3 which is closely interwoven with our Key Stage 2 Trust curriculum, to ensure transition is seamless and teachers can build on prior learning effortlessly. We also run a Key Stage 3 graduation programme which gives students a strong focus and raises their aspirations. At the end of the three-year journey, there is a traditional cap and gown ceremony where parents and carers are invited in to celebrate their child’s graduation.
KEY STAGE 4
Students study a core programme of English, Maths, double or triple Science, and core PE. Students make their options choices at the end of Year 9. All students choose between History or Geography in the humanities option block, and the majority of students study a Modern Foreign Language, therefore completing the full suite of Ebacc qualifications. Students then choose from a wide range of options subjects. A broad suite of subjects at GCSE and Level 2 Vocational qualifications are offered to make up their full offer. We work closely with Key Stage 5 providers to ensure that our students make appropriate next steps in their educational journey.
How Our Curriculum Inspires Our Students
Our students’ learning and progress are at the heart of everything that we do!
Courses Available to KS4 Students
The booklet below provides a list of the courses available to students at key stage 4, including details for the awarding bodies for each of the KS4 qualifications.
The curriculum is designed to be accessible for students with Special Educational Needs and disabilities, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Our SEND report can be found here.
If any parents or other members of the public would like to find out more about the curriculum our school is following, please email Mr M Loftus, Assistant Headteacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org