THE REVISED CURRICULUM
Pupils at Key Stage 3 follow the Revised Curriculum as set out in ‘The Big Picture’. The curriculum aims to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. The key objectives are:
- to develop the young person as an individual;
- to develop the young person as a contributor to society; and
- to develop the young person as a contributor to the economy and environment.
These objectives are to be achieved for Learning for Life and Work through Key Elements, infusing cross-curricular skills, thinking skills, and personal capabilities across the Areas of Learning (The Arts, English, Environment and Society, Mathematics, Modern Language, Physical Education, Science and Technology, and Religious Education).
SCHEMES OF LEARNING
A Scheme of Learning for each subject translates the School Curriculum into the everyday procedures and practices in the classroom. Schemes plan teaching and learning within and across subjects, as well as documenting curricular activities, learning intentions and core assessments. Subject departments will produce a Scheme of Learning for each year group under the direction of the Vice-Principal and will review and update as necessary each academic year.
Pupils are facilitated to work at a level and a pace appropriate to their potential. Pupils are taught in classes grouped by their ability, prior attainment or in groups of mixed ability, if appropriate. Whatever the grouping, a differentiated approach is utilised to ensure that all abilities and interests are taken into account, so enabling all pupils to experience progression and success.