Our curriculum inspires, challenges all learners and prepares them for the future. The school’s aim is to develop a coherent curriculum that builds on young people’s experiences in the primary phase and helps all young people to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
- Leads to qualifications that are of worth for employers and for entry to higher education.
- Fulfils statutory requirements.
- Enables students to fulfil their potential by providing aspirational careers advice and guidance. This is carried out by hosting a careers fair; our most recent was the one of the largest in East Lancashire with over 60 employers exhibiting. A range of local institutions benefitted such as local Secondary schools and Colleges.
- Provides equal access for all students to a full range of learning experiences beyond statutory guidelines through regular visitors from a variety of professions such as opticians, software engineers, pharmacists, university lecturers and doctors.
- Meets the needs of young people of all abilities at the school. Any students who require additional assistance benefit from intervention sessions after school.
- Prepares students to make informed and appropriate choices at the end of KS3, KS4 and beyond.
- Helps students develop lively, enquiring minds, an ability to question and argue rationally and an ability to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.
- Includes the following characteristics: sequencing, balance, relevance, differentiation, progression, continuity, coherence and ‘cultural capital’.
- Ensure continuity and progression within the school and between phases of education.
- Foster teaching styles which will offer and encourage a variety of relevant learning opportunities.
- Help students develop personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races’ beliefs and ways of life.
- Help students understand the country and world in which they live.
- Develop a specific curriculum for key stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9) which will focus on the core skills of numeracy and literacy and develop the personal, learning and thinking skills of all students.
- Design a key stage 4 curriculum which meets the needs of students, parents, businesses and wider society