Curriculum

‘All SWB students will be respectful, responsible learners experiencing a first class education’.

Curriculum

‘All SWB students will be respectful, responsible learners experiencing a first class education’.

Curriculum Vision & Narrative

 

Our core purpose is to provide a first-class education. Every child (regardless of starting point, disadvantage or SEND need) has the right to require knowledge and skills in every subject before they leave SWB.

We want to create consistency and alignment across the academy so that every classroom can share in our collective knowledge of what makes for the best curriculum, the best teaching and valuable assessment.

We want our curriculum to be inclusive and challenging in its depth and breadth so that it will: 

 

     

     

     

    Whole Academy Curriculum Executive Summary

    Please use the button below to download our Curriculum Executive Summary for 2020-2023. Please note our curriculum is under review and changes may occur.

    CORE Curriculum Overview

    OAT Curriculum Statement

    Subject Curriculum Road Maps

    English

    Our curriculum is aimed at inspiring the love of reading and the written word where students can demonstrate a confident control of Standard English when analysing, crafting, and articulating their ideas in a range of situations.

    Mathematics

    Our spiral curriculum is aimed at developing a love of and confidence for maths, giving students the tools to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems in a range of situations.

    History

    Our intention is for students to have a broad understanding of both British history and the history of the wider world. The logically sequenced curriculum is taught in a chronological order, presenting a clear narrative over time, which aims to provide students with transferable key skills.

    MFL

    Our curriculum is aimed at providing opportunities for learners to be able to confidently communicate with native speakers, both verbally and using written language. Learners will have an understanding of the culture in France and the French speaking world.

    Media Studies

    Our media curriculum aims to enable students to understand how the media and film industries work, developing analytical abilities and teaching new design skills.

    Geography

    Our spiral curriculum aims to sequence geographical knowledge and skills throughout the Key Stages in order to develop critical geographical thinkers who can analyse and comprehend the challenges in an ever changing world with the goal of building a sustainable future. Our knowledge-rich curriculum and cultural capital aims to develop our learners in a way that supports them in becoming active and successful citizens globally and in their communities.

    PE

    The PE curriculum equips students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to inspire a love for sports and lifelong physical activity. The curriculum is designed so that students experience a wide and diverse range of physical activities as possible, providing a well-rounded and holistic physical education that leads to expert performers, thinkers and leaders.

    Health & Social Care

    H&SC equips our students to discover the impact of positive and negative human development and how to critically analyse how these factors affect our day to day lives. Our curriculum enables students to explore academically and practically areas that influence how we develop throughout life stages & in turn raise expectations of how we can live successful and healthy lives now and in our future.

    Science

    Our curriculum is designed to create knowledgeable, scientifically literate and technologically capable problem solvers, by fostering a spirit of inquiry that nurtures students’ curiosity of the scientific world. It will provide opportunities for students to apply their scientific skills and knowledge to contemporary issues, whilst making connections between scientific disciplines.

    Art

    Our curriculum intends to inspire, enthuse and excite students in a creative curriculum, pushing the limitations of self-expression through a variety of different disciplines. Students are provided with a breadth of knowledge and transferable skills that encourage independence, critical thinking and self-confidence in order to develop awareness of the value of art and design in the community and working industry.

    PRE – Philosophy, Religion and Ethics.

    Our intention in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics is to ensure all students are receiving a rigorous, inspiring, spiritual and thoughtful curriculum which educates our young people to live in a wider community in which they understand and respect a diverse range of beliefs and practices. 

    KS3/4 Information Technology / KS5 CAM Tech

    It is our intention to enable learners to explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for young people to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. They should be able to keep themselves safe online, use technology to be productive, creative and make full use of software that they may need in future careers or day to day life.

    Computer Science

    It is our intention to inspire learners to find, explore, analyse and present information in an appropriate and effective way. We aim to develop confident and safe digital citizens.

    Business Studies

    Our curriculum aims to develop academic and practical skills in the subject related industries, creating learners who have the ability and aptitude to be successful beyond education, in the world of work.

    Sociology

    The intent of the Sociology curriculum is to enable pupils to participate in our interconnected world with understanding and humanity, and the higher-level skills needed for the knowledge-based economy. Through the study of Sociology, pupils will examine social phenomena that affect people’s lives in profound ways. 

    BTEC Child Development

    BTEC Child Development Tech Award offers a range of topics to support students to gain a wide variety of knowledge surrounding areas of children’s development, how they play and how individual needs are taken into account when caring for young people aged 0-5years. This allows students to gather knowledge and skills to progress into further education or a career with young people. 

    KS5 Psychology

    Students will develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods. They will develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills and appreciate how Psychology contributes to the success of the economy and society. 

    Performing Arts (Music and Drama)

    In Performing Arts, students will learn a variety of skills and devices to not just help them become a confident performer but also to help them through life. Students will learn how to present confidently, speak publicly, grow in confidence, and become a well-rounded and organised individual. We offer a diverse and challenging curriculum to enable students to achieve their goals on and off stage whilst enjoying lessons at the same time.

    This course allows individuals to explore a range of topics within the travel and tourism industry such as UK travel, international travel, and characteristics of tourism to provide preparation for employment in the Travel and Tourism industry e.g. resort representative or manager, travel consultant, tour guide, cabin crew, cruise liner staff, visitor attraction manager, hotel manager, and tourist information manager.

    The curriculum has been designed over a five-year period that transitions from KS2 and leads to, further education and careers beyond school life. With food and drink being a vital source, one that a human cannot live without, students are taught the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how this can be achieved, by cooking a range of dishes. 

    Design & Tech

    Our students will understand the impact Design and Technology has had on their lives, their community and the wider world. They will be able to demonstrate their creativity and ingenuity through design. They will be able to explain how their making skills and technical knowledge will impact their lives everyday. 

     

    A Level Law

     A Level Law is a stimulating subject that lets you explore, debate, and discover a part of society that impacts us all at some point in our lives, yet for most people, the English Legal system is an unknown concept. By working through the different units of work you will gain an understanding of the role of law in today’s society and will explore the relationship between law, morals, justice, and society.

     

     

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