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Curriculum statement


The curriculum serves our core purpose:

“To inspire confident young people who thrive in a changing world”

Our aims are rooted in the curriculum and the curriculum is developing to help us achieve these aims:

Aim:

Broaden horizons

Objective: 

"Broaden horizons through the development of curriculum" 

  

Aim:

Develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes to thrive in a changing world

Objective:

"Develop our pedagogy in response to the challenges of our learning community"

  

Aim:

Achieve excellence

Objective:

"Support students to achieve excellence by responding to the needs of the individual"

 

 

Our curriculum is how we enact our core purpose.

It is with a broad and balanced, rigorously planned and sequenced curriculum that we lay the foundation for achieving our aims. We are constantly developing, and our intention is to create:

“A curriculum that inspires young people to seize the opportunities to broaden their horizons and to confidently develop intellectually, creatively, socially and emotionally.

A curriculum of the head, hand and heart”


How is the curriculum structured to achieve our core purpose? 

A curriculum of the head to:

A curriculum of the hand to:

A curriculum of the heart to:

Develop intellectually

Develop creatively

Develop socially,
emotionally, and physically

What are the main drivers of our curriculum?

Developing understanding of key concepts and building powerful knowledge

Developing creativity
through participation

Developing self-awareness

 

Being able to apply knowledge, understanding and skills

Working together with
others to solve problems
and find solutions

Strengthening relationships

Developing literacy

Understanding how to make
a difference to others locally and globally

Keeping healthy

 

 

Curriculum overview 


The curriculum at Withernsea High School comprises a 3-year Key Stage 3 with the national curriculum at its heart. All students study the full curriculum for as long as possible, allowing them to develop deep knowledge across the full range of subjects, before making subject choices at Key Stage 4.

In Years 10 and 11, all students follow the same core curriculum and additionally select from a wide range of academic and vocational optional subjects.

Key
Stage
3

All of the following subjects are studied in Y7, 8 and 9

Art and Design

Design Technology

Geography

Personal Development* 

Accelerated Reader

English

History

Physical Education

Dance

Food and Nutrition

Maths

Religious Education

Drama

French

 Music

Science

Key
Stage
4

Core Compulsory Subjects (GCSEs)

English Language

English Literature

Mathematics

Physical Education
(non exam)

Combined Science

 (2 x GCSE’s)

History or Geography

 Personal Development* 
(non exam)

 

Optional Subjects (GCSE’s and vocational)

Art & Design

Drama

Engineering

History

Business and Enterprise

DT (Electronics)

Food and Nutrition

Music

Computing

DT (Resistant Materials)

French

Sport Science

Dance

Digital IT

Geography

Statistics

* Personal Development includes RHSE, PHSE, and Citizenship for all years and R.E for KS4