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Our curriculum aims to:

 

  • provide a broad, rich education that is coherently planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills are built on,
  • have clearly defined objectives; explicitly preparing all students for either further/ future learning and employment or reintegration into mainstream education,
  • equip all students with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life,
  • give students experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical, aesthetic and creative education,
  • develop young people’s independent learning skills and resilience,
  • improve student motivation and self-confidence, attendance and engagement with learning,
  • accurately address typical gaps in knowledge and skills for our student cohort (the local context),
  • have high academic and behavioural expectations of all our young people, addressing social disadvantage and with appropriate levels of challenge and support,
  • create a safe and stimulating environment in which positive, professional and respectful relationships are developed between all members of the school community,
  • have an ongoing and monitored process in place whereby the specific personal, social and academic needs of each young person are identified in order to help them overcome any barriers to attainment,
  • support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through embedded SMSC opportunities in all subject areas,
  • actively promote a culture of mutual respect and tolerance, democracy, the rule of law, equal opportunities and freedom in our curriculum and school culture/life,
  • support students’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, enabling them to be active and,
  • have high academic and vocational ambitions for all students through career guidance and careers’ information embedded into all curriculum areas.

 

Curriculum Offer 

 

Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Qualifications

Age

11-14

14-16

15-16

Year Groups

7-9

10-11

At year 11

English

GCSE/Functional Skills

Mathematics

GCSE/ Functional Skills

Science

BTEC L1 Applied Sciences/ Land-Based Studies

History

GCSE/ Entry Level

Geography

 

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ICT

BTEC L1

Art

BTEC L1 and L2

Physical Education

BTEC L1

Cookery

BTEC L1 and L2

PSHE & RSHE

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Horticulture

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Contributing to BTEC L1 Land-based Studies

Floristry

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BTEC L1 and L2

Hair and Beauty

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BTEC L1 and L2

Multi-skills construction (via Flower Skills)

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BTEC L1 and L2 (Via Flower Skills)

Employability

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D of E

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Bronze award