We believe that our curriculum must not cap the ambitions of our students and should be based on the principles of challenge and enjoyment; breadth, depth and progression; personalisation and choice; coherence and relevance. Many of our students have failed to engage with the standard curriculum offered in mainstream schools. We are currently adapting our curriculum to make sure it meets the needs of our students and engages them in both their personal and academic learning. We believe our curriculum should lead to a range of qualifications which will enable them to follow college or apprenticeship pathways as appropriate. They should then progress on to the world of work and become independent adults contributing positively to the wider community.
Key Stage 3
In KS3 students study Maths, English, Science, Art, P.E, ICT, Performing Arts and PHSE. From September
2016 they will also study Humanities incorporating Geography, History and R.E.
Key Stage 4
In KS4 students study a core of GCSE Maths, English, Science (Biology) and PHSE and three options out of the following:
1. Construction and the Built Environment BTEC (Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma)
2. Eduqas Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE (Level 1-9)
3. VCERT Health and Fitness Technical Award (Level 1/2)
4. BTEC Performing Arts (Level 1/2)
5. WJEC GCSE Art (Level 1-9)
6. BTEC Music Practice (Level 1/2)
Students in KS 3 are also entered for Entry level or functional skills as appropriate.