The Wider Curriculum is dedicated to providing students with an experience of learning which goes beyond the limitations of the classroom, the National Curriculum or the expectations of examination boards. It is based on an understanding that a student’s experience of school must involve far more than the number of qualifications they have gained.
The teams of teachers who deliver the wider curriculum are committed to upholding and delivering our School’s Curriculum Intent, and we are particularly proud of the ways we
- place value on developing a broad knowledge base in Key Stage 3 to lay the foundations for future success and are unapologetically ambitious for students in all key stages;
- work with students to develop their literacy and resilience;
- nurture students to realise and unlock their talents and abilities so that they are prepared for life beyond school.
Our wider curriculum is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need for success in the future, helping them to overcome any barriers caused by social or learning disadvantage. As part of the taught curriculum, we offer the following subjects:
- Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)
- Study Skills
- Foundation Learning
By the end of KS3 students will have an explicit and consistent focus on reading and literacy building, including the specialist ‘Tier 3’ vocabulary they need to succeed in each subject. They will be more resilient and will have developed the knowledge and skills to stay safe, healthy, and prepared for life's challenges and opportunities.
By the end of KS4, students have developed their study skills and will have learnt about how the brain works to retain information in long-term memory. This will increase their confidence, competence, and self-esteem. They will also have developed the skills that are needed to evaluate potential career paths.