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Curriculum Overview

Our aim is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum accessible to all pupils that develops the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes which are necessary for each pupil to achieve their full potential. The curriculum prepares students for further study, employment and adult life. The curriculum aims to enable all students to

  • achieve the very best standards in all subject areas;
  • develop skills which help prepare them for life; and
  • become model citizens. 

We take every opportunity to ensure all pupils, regardless of ability, make the best progress possible and achieve the highest possible standards in subjects and qualifications. We strive to narrow the gaps in achievement and enable those not achieving age-related expectations to catch up with their peers. Our Curriculum Access Team works closely with all departments, in order to support all of our pupils succeed. The school challenges more able and talented pupils so that they achieve their full potential and their progress is sustained and enhanced. We make certain that all of our young people develop the skills and abilities needed for success in life and can apply them in a wide range of contexts.
 

Curriculum Organisation

We deliver the National Curriculum at key stage 3 and 4 and fulfil the requirements of the Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure 2009.

At key stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) the school curriculum consists of:

  • Core subjects: English, Welsh, mathematics and science.
  • Non-core subjects: Modern foreign languages, design technology, ICT, history, geography, RE, art, music, drama, physical education, and Bacc Bach.

At key stage 4 (Years 10 - 11) the school curriculum consists of:

  • Compulsory subjects: English language and English literature, Welsh second language, mathematics: numeracy, mathematics, science, religious education, physical education and Welsh Baccalaureate; and

  • a broad range of academic and vocational courses leading to external qualifications. 

At key stage 5 (Sixth Form) the school curriculum consists of:

  • a broad range of courses leading to external qualifications; and

  • most students follow the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.

In order to maximise the curriculum opportunities available at key stage 4 and 5 we work in collaboration with a number of schools in the local area to better support our students.

 

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