Curriculum

In order to enable learners of all abilities to fulfil their academic potential no effort is spared to secure an environment in which children come to accept high expectations of their own performance based on consistent hard work.

The school follows a two-year Key Stage 3 and three-year Key Stage 4.  This means that all learners have the opportunity of choosing their option subjects at the end of Year 8. Information is provided through a detailed booklet and the Options Evening held early in the spring term.

Learners in Years 7 and 8 follow a broadly based curriculum reflecting the National Curriculum.  All learners study ‘core’ subjects of English, Mathematics and Science and ‘foundation’ subjects Design and Technology, Computer Science, Geography, History, Physical Education, Art, Music, Drama, French, Religious Education & PSHCCE (Personal, Social & Health Education/Citizenship/Careers Education).

In Years 9, 10 and 11, students continue following National Curriculum Subjects in English, Maths, Science, PE and Life. We begin our Options process towards the end of Year 8 where students are guided carefully onto a range of courses in which they show both interest and aptitude. The majority of students will study History or Geography as well as a Modern Foreign Language (where appropriate). This will enable the majority of our students to gain accreditation in all five subject areas within the highly regarded English Baccalaureate (EBACC). This will ensure our students have their post-16 and life chances significantly enhanced through a rigorous and academic curriculum.

 

To find out more information about the curriculum we are following please contact, Mr D Whittam (d.whittam@castlebrookhighschool.co.uk) on 0161 796 9820.