The curriculum at all key stages are personalised to the needs, aptitudes, interests and abilities of pupils. Each school has a distinctive curriculum offer. However, all pupils have access to a curriculum that:
Develops independent learning.
Develops core skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.
Develops personal skills such as thinking skills, problem solving, initiative, empathy, communication and active participation.
Develops knowledge through the core curriculum.
The key stage curriculum is covered between 11-13 years or 11-14 years, depending on progress. The curriculum consists of:
Taught within each school:
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
ICT (discreetly taught)
French, Spanish or both
Wellbeing and Citizenship
Taught in William Morris:
Graphics and Design Technology
Taught in 2012:
PE, Sports Leadership and Healthy Living
At KS4 all students study a core curriculum of:
Science (either Triple Sciences,- Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Core and Additional or BTEC Applied Science)
RE (full course GCSE)
Pupils can then study a range of both academic and vocational options across two days of the week. Most pupils will study History or Geography and a modern foreign language as two of their option choices.
Health and Social Care
At KS5 pupils can study a full range of A Levels, Vocational and Technical qualifications or a mixture. Full details of these are provided on the Arden page.
Below are links to each subject’s KS3 and KS4 curriculum descriptions.