Curriculum

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Stowupland High School: Curriculum Statement

Stowupland High School ensures that a broad and balanced curriculum is provided to its students, incorporating English, Mathematics and Science qualifications together with a wide range of optional subjects (at KS4) and extracurricular choices.  When students leave the school they should be healthy,  articulate, literate (including computer-literate) and numerate  and have lively, enquiring, independent minds.

The school aims to sustain this broad and balanced approach at KS5. The introduction of additional subjects enables the school to create an attractive offer both to students who have studied with us in Year 11 at Stowupland and to others who choose to join our Sixth Form. The focus is on enabling students to study the subjects they choose and which are most appropriate for Higher Education courses at age 18.  The “core” offer for the sixth form comprises facilitating subjects which results in positive outcomes for students.

Curriculum delivery in Years 7 – 9 and at KS4 follows the National Curriculum.  Key Stage 4 options also include vocational choices such as:  Health and Social Care, BTEC Sport (Year 10), BTEC Art (in addition to Fine Art) and the OCR diploma in ICT.  There are also personalised options with outside providers for students with specific requirements.

The curriculum at Stowupland fully supports the aims of the school by:

  • Creating an innovative and personalised curriculum so that all can secure high standards of achievement;
  • Offering a range of activities – curricular and extracurricular – in order to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes essential for life in the 21st century;
  • Providing a caring, happy and safe environment where expectations and responsibilities are clearly understood and readily accepted;
  • Broadening our students’ horizons and nurturing an understanding and appreciation of the interdependence of individuals, groups, communities and nations;
  • Communicating and collaborating to enhance the partnership between school, home and the wider community.

The school delivers the curriculum  through discrete subject lessons, tutorial and assembly time and through extracurricular activities and opportunities.   All teaching and experiences support the school’s vision of “Outstanding Progress for All” and reflect the equal and symbiotic relationship between academic achievement and personal growth.

The school’s stated values – Rights, Responsibilities and Respect – reflect our democratic society and actively promote the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.  These values permeate curricular and extra-curricular  delivery and are evident in the strong and purposeful working relationships across the school.