Curriculum – The whole-person approach
The school’s curriculum contributes to the development of each pupil’s sense of identity through knowledge and understanding of the moral, social, cultural and spiritual heritages of our diverse society and of the local, national and global dimensions of their lives. It encourages pupils to appreciate human aspirations and achievements and prompts personal responses and interactions.
In order to help all pupils reach their full potential, our teaching is differentiated and pupil centered to take into account our student’s varied learning styles, abilities and needs. We use a wide range of resources in our teaching and all teachers run at least one subject ‘Clinic’ throughout the week so that pupils can be given additional help and support. It is however not compulsory for staff to run these but many of them do. Many students gain great benefit from these Clinics and the assistance our resident teaching staff can give at any time over the week.
So what’s involved academically?
Using the British Curriculum as its framework, the secondary school provides all requirements for:
- Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9) delivers a broad spectrum of subjects reflecting those currently offered in the UK.
- Key Stage 4 (Years 10 – 11) – all pupils are required to do English (Language & Literature), maths and science plus then a choice of 14 subjects in 4 option blocks.
- Key Stage 5 (Years 12 – 13) – Students study 4 subjects from the 19 on offer in Year 12 and then drop one as they progress into A2 in Year 13. These are required qualifications for university entrance in the UK and are recognized worldwide.
Academic studies are supported by a broad curriculum of extra-curricular creative, cultural, sporting and community based activities.