What is the Curriculum?
The curriculum is what is taught, not how it is taught. It is a specific plan of what children need to know in total, and in each subject.
Our curriculum vision
Faith is our foundation; as a Catholic school we aspire to live out the gospel values and Catholic Pupil Profile virtues in everything we do. At the very centre of our school mission are the pupils themselves; their welfare, achievement, progress and above all happiness are our core purpose. Every individual is unique, and made in God’s image, so we seek to educate pupils to ‘be the best they can be’, whilst paying attention to their individual needs. We strive for a curriculum that allows breadth and depth of study; underpinned by a clear focus on literacy, numeracy and communication skills. We endeavour to ensure that there are clear progression routes and pathways from KS3 through to KS4 and to KS5 and beyond.
The purpose and aims of our curriculum
- To build the character of our pupils through our Catholic life, ethos and values.
- To provide all our pupils the opportunity to gain the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement, whatever their background.
- To enable our pupils to know more and remember more.
- To enable our pupils to transform knowledge into the transferable skills of analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, creativity and independence.
- To equip our pupils as life-long learners.