CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

"Pupils are actively engaged in their work." - Ofsted, 2018

The curriculum at Kingsmeadow focuses on creating space for collaborative learning and developing students’ skills and knowledge in areas beyond those that are formally assessed in external qualifications, whilst ensuring that students fulfill their potential in all subjects studies.

 

KS3 - YEAR 7 AND 8

 

Kingsmeadow School is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to study the most challenging subjects and subjects that are most suited to their interests.  It is a core principle of the school that all children should be provided with the opportunity to succeed. With this in mind, our Key Stage 3 Curriculum provides all students with the opportunity to discover a range of subjects that is far in excess of any minimum national requirements.  Students in KS3 study English and maths, three separate sciences, a foreign language, drama, music, art, PE, computer science and our award winning project based learning subject: REAL. As well as developing students’ knowledge and skills in the humanities, RE and PHSE, REAL gives students methods to develop character traits such as resilience and integrity. We also allocate a fifty minute session each Tuesday for students to discover an interest that they may not have thought of before - the list is almost endless, but past highlights include calligraphy, fencing and boxing.  Please see the curriculum model for years 7 and 8 below.

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

 

KS4 - YEAR 9, 10 AND 11

 

In Key Stage 4, we are committed to ensuring that every student can finish their GCSEs with the best possible academic profile and so all students start the English Baccalaureate (English language, English literature, maths, chemistry, biology, physics, history or geography, and a foreign language).  Whilst these academic subjects are vital in the modern world, we have ensured that students can also follow more vocational interests. Students can choose to study up to three optional subjects from a wide range including engineering, art, music, drama, hospitality and catering, child development, textiles, sports science, business, finance, computer science and further maths.  We have created an innovative third option block purely for year 11 that allows students to focus on an area that is most important to them after reaching the maturity of their final year of KS4. Please see the new KS4 curriculum below.

More information about the curriculum offered at Kingsmeadow can be obtained by contacting the school HERE.