Curriculum

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Curriculum

Curriculum aims:

  • To offer all students a broad, balanced and rich experience which will equip them to succeed in a rapidly changing world
  • To create the conditions in which all students can grow and develop resilience and creativity
  • To develop thoughtful, responsible, informed members of the local, national and international community

Promoting British values:

In our curriculum we aim to encourage students to understand the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of people of all faiths, races and cultures. We help students to understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its laws.

Through our personal development programme, students are encouraged to:

  • develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • distinguish right from wrong and respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in our community and society more widely;
  • acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • advocate tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions and acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • respect other people; and
  • respect democracy, support participation in the democratic processes and respect the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

Additionally, through our personal development programme and our schemes of learning in religious studies, history, geography, English and modern languages, students are taught to:

  • understand how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
  • appreciate that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
  • understand that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
  • understand that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
  • accept that other people having different faiths or beliefs to themselves (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour;
  • understand the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to build on the learning experiences that children had in their primary schools.  In addition to learning the specialised subject knowledge required to progress through secondary education, students have the chance to develop learning and thinking skills and subject specific skills. We ensure our Key Stage 3 curriculum allows time for creativity both in individual subjects and across the curriculum while providing a broad and balanced education.

Year 7 Subject Information Booklet
Click here to view a guide to our Year 7 Curriculum

Year 8 Subject Information Booklet
Click here to view a guide to our Year 8 Curriculum

Key Stage 4

Pathways are introduced at Key Stage 4 to ensure that students continue to follow a broad and balanced curriculum that is suited to their individual needs. We want every student to finish Year 11 with a complete set of Level 2 qualifications to take them on to their next stage whether this is employment, training or Post 16 study. To give all students the greatest chance of success, we offer four pathways and students can opt for the traditional academic route or a more applied or vocational course. 

To view our Key Stage 4 Pathways booklet, please click here. 

Additional Information

Please click here to view our Year 10 Key Stage 4 Information Evening PowerPoint presentation

Please click here to view our Year 11 Key Stage 4 Information Evening PowerPoint presentation

Please click here to view our Year 9 Pathways Information Evening PowerPoint presentation

If you have any enquiries regarding our approach to the curriculum, or require any more information, please contact our Assistant Headteacher, Barry Gray at barry.gray@southhunsley.org.uk.