Subject Curriculum Learning Journeys

Subject Curriculum Information and Road Maps

In Art, Design and Textiles, we strive 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. As well as innovative and engaging lessons in school, we boast a wide range of extracurricular opportunities to enthuse students in the limitless possibilities and potential career paths within the creative industry.


Art

Textiles

Business and Enterprise

Our curriculum aims to develop our students' academic and practical understanding in the subject related industries, including Accounting and Finance, Marketing and Human resources thus equipping learners with the essential skills and knowledge to confidently demonstrate their ability and aptitude when progressing into Higher Education or the world of work.

Law

The curriculum intent for law is to ensure that students develop their knowledge and understanding of the English Legal System in areas of both private and public law. Students will gain critical skills such as application of legal techniques and methods, analysis and offer answers to problems, based on legal principles, legislation and case law. They will construct conclusions and communicate persuasive legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities. Finally students will be able to demonstrate critical awareness of the influence and operation of the law in society. Students have the opportunity to develop transferable skills that are relevant and required for both further study and either legal practice or any chosen career.

Computer Science

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.

ICT

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.

Media Studies

Our media curriculum aims to enable students to understand how the media and film industries

Our Media curriculum aims to equips students with the skills to work in the creative industries sector. We aim to develop student’s transferable skills in idea generation, teamwork, independence, and critical thinking through analysing and producing a range of media products which they engage in on a daily basis.

Our students will be independent, organised, creative and critical learners. They will understand the impact Design and Technology, Engineering and Hospitality and Catering has on their lives everyday. They will know how these subjects impact them, their community and the wider world around them. They will be able to demonstrate their understanding through the use of six key skills.

Design

They will be able to demonstrate their creativity and ingenuity through design. They will design for the manufacture and creation of products and services.

Make

They will be able to explain how having practical making skills and working with accuracy and precision will enhance their lives, with employable skills and knowledge.

Evaluate

They will be constantly aware of their own strengths and weaknesses and clearly understand how to progress. They will be consistently analytical and critical of themselves and others around them.

Technical Knowledge

They will have a deep understanding They will have an understanding of their subjects in the wider world and their future prospects.

Research

They will be able to work independently, be organised and manage themselves effectively. They will have the skills to research the pre-existing world of their subject.

Exam preparation

They will understand how to progress and how to be prepared for assessments and examinable content.

Design Technology

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.

Engineering (BTEC)

Hospitality and Catering

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.

Music

Mapped against the national curriculum for music, our curriculum builds on the work at key stage two to give students a broad and varied music curriculum and enjoyment and insight into music. Students learn about the building blocks of music, actively engage in music making and listen to a range of music from different periods. Students cover a range of traditions and musical styles from around the world, engaging in techniques that complement the musical genre being studied. This broad grounding in the essential tenants of music leads to a deepening understanding of the music that they perform and to which they listen.

Performing Arts

Our students will be independent, organised, creative and critical learners. They will understand the impact Performing Arts and the skills learned has on their lives everyday. They will know how Drama directly impacts them, their community, and the wider world around them. They will be able to demonstrate their understanding through the use of six key skills:
Perform, Devise, Evaluate, Subject Knowledge, Research, Exam Preparation.
Through this they will become confident, respectful and responsible learners.

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.

Health and 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.

Travel & Tourism

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.

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.

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.

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.

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Our intention in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics is to ensure all students receive a rigorous, inspiring, spiritual, thoughtful and knowledge-rich curriculum which equips students to take their place in a multi-religious and multi-secular society, in which they understand and respect the diverse range of beliefs and practices within it.

Maths

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.

French

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.

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.

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.

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Science