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Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum:

  • Is underpinned by our school values of Respect, Belonging, Honesty and Support (RBHS) - These are deeply rooted in the Christian faith
  • Promotes academic excellence and high aspirations
  • Provides relevant qualifications so that all pupils can progress to the next stage of their education, training or employment
  • Develops lifelong learners who are happy, confident, independent and resilient, and have the oracy skills to communicate effectively
  • Equips students with the knowledge and skills to thrive and make a positive contribution to modern Britain
  • Enables students to access a vast and rich set of experiences that develop respectful, active citizens and personal character

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For more information about our school curriculum, please see below or contact Mr A. Dalton-Bunker, Deputy Headteacher Pedagogy and Standards.

Mathematics

Head of Department: Mr J Fiddler

Subjects offered:

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics

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Year 10 Maths Work

 Year 11 Maths Work

Key Stage 5 Maths Work

English

Head of Department: Miss C Parkinson

Subjects offered:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Media

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Science

Head of Department: Mrs D Kanuika

Subjects offered:

  • Biology,
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Applied Science

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Religious Education

Head of Department: Mr D Barnes

Subjects offered:

  • RE
  • RS
  • Philosophy

 

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Citizenship and PSHCE

Head of Department: Mrs P Hare

Subjects offered:

  • PSHCE

Addressing Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between children in schools and colleges.

In March 2021 the government launched a review into sexual violence and harassment in schools and colleges. In September 2021 the DFE published guidance for all schools in order to ensure that all children grow up safe from abuse. As a school we are committed to ensuring that all our pupils are protected from harm, that unacceptable behaviour is challenged and that pupils are given a strong knowledge and understanding of what constitutes a positive healthy relationship.

To complement the whole school approach to tackling sexual violence and harassment in schools pupils across all year groups will receive 2 focused workshops which cover the following topics:

  • What is Sexual Harassment and why is it important to challenge it?
  • Unwanted touching – Why is it important to recognise and respect personal boundaries?
  • What is classed as unacceptable behaviour?
  • Exploring Sexual Harassment online
  • How do I report sexual violence and harassment in school?

These messages will continue to be explored and reinforced through PSHE education. The relationship and sex education programme which is delivered in Year 9 and 11 has a strong focus on challenging sexualised language, understanding consent, the importance of respect and communication in relationships, how to recognise grooming and exploitation, and explores acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. Pupils are taught how to recognise these dangers and where and how to seek help and support.

Sexual exploitation, teen relationship abuse and issues around sharing nude images are explored through the personal safety topic in year 10. Online sexual harassment is discussed through the managing risk topic delivered in the summer term of year 7.

PSHE Lessons are an important part of preventative education and we aim to provide a safe space to challenge attitudes that can grow into disrespect and violence. Pupils are given the opportunity to develop the communication skills needed to convey difficult messages, develop empathy and express how they feel. They are taught the importance of speaking out against abuse and given vital information on how to report unacceptable behaviour. It is our aim to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to form positive healthy relationships in adult life free from harm and abuse.

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Physical Education

Head of Department: Mr A Brown

Subjects offered:

  • PE
  • Sports Science
  • Dance

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History

Head of Department: Mrs A Dyer

Subjects offered:

  • History

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Geography

Head of Department: Mr D Barnes

Subjects offered:

  • Geography

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Modern Foreign Language

Head of Department: Mr D Barnes

Subjects offered:

  • French
  • German

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Geography

Head of Department: Mr D Barnes

Subjects offered:

  • Geography

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Design Technology

Head of Department: Mrs S Dunlop

Subjects offered:

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Resistant Materials
  • Textiles

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Art and Design

Head of Department: MrK Hussain

Subjects offered:

  • Art
  • Graphics
  • Photography

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Music

Head of Department: Mrs L Mulholland

Subjects offered:

  • Music
  • Performing Arts

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Computing

Head of Department: Mr D Parsonage

Subjects offered:

  • Computer Science
  • ICT
  • iMedia

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Drama

Head of Department: Mrs J Stephens

Subjects offered:

  • Drama
  • Performing Arts

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Business

Head of Department: Mr D Barnes

Subjects offered:

  • Business
  • Economics

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Social Science

Head of Department: Mr D Barnes

Subjects offered:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Health and Social Care
  • Child Development

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