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Teaching & Learning

Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed with all our students in mind, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender or sexuality, differences in ability and disabilities; we strive to create a learning experience that supports their interest, encourages excellence and enables them to be successful in whatever career they choose.

Our curriculum is built on a solid foundation of core values, but with the flexibility to enable us to adapt our provision to meet the needs of different cohorts of learners. One of those values is ‘right students to access the right courses’ and promoting high aspiration and a culture of achievement. Our decisions are well informed and based on academic profile, rigorous and robust data analysis, student preference and an understanding of their personal ambitions.

Our curriculum not only provides a deep and rich academic delivery but we are also very proud of our range of creative and sporting subjects, including our extra-curricular offer. These aspects of our provision ensure that learners develop character and the necessary ‘softer’ skills and to lead successful and fulfilling lives with an active interest in learning new skills and knowledge. Our enrichment programme ensures students have access to appropriate Impartial Careers Information Advice and Guidance.

Our ethos and curriculum, including our PSHE programme, both implicitly and explicitly through formal sessions, tutor time, drop-down days, assemblies, guests and visitor agenda actively promotes students Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education (SMSC) and a commitment to British Values.

Religious Education is delivered within the Philosophy and Ethics curriculum and provides an opportunity for students to debate key issues for life in modern society. Students are provided with opportunity to demonstrate skills and attitudes in line with modern citizenship, the schools ethos and commitment to promoting a positive contribution to a pluralistic society.