Curriculum

Learning is at the heart of St Edward’s and we hope to promote a love of learning within our pupils so understanding how that can be achieved for each individual pupil is something that we aspire to. Our ultimate goal is to help pupils become better learners and prepare them for life in the challenging world of the 21st century. There is need for enthusiastic, reflective, independent and respectful young people and we aim to build these qualities into our curriculum as an integral part of our commitment to providing the best possible opportunities for our pupils.

St Edward’s provides subject-based teaching at both Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6) and Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8). We aim to provide subject specialists and Leaders of Learning who are well qualified and up-to-date with all aspects of their subject teaching.

Pupils study the National Curriculum, in Years 5 & 6 they follow the Key Stage 2 part of the Primary Curriculum and in Years 7 & 8 the Key Stage 3 part of the Secondary Curriculum. In all years pupils study English; Maths; Science; Computing; Geography; History; Religious Education; Physical Education; Music;  PSHE and Citizenship and Creative Studies (Art and Textiles and Design Technology). In Years 6, 7 and 8 pupils study French and in Year 5 Spanish. In some subjects, pupils are taught in mixed ability classes and in others, such as English and Maths they are taught in ability groups with additional teachers for Maths and English to ensure that pupil ratios are the best for promoting learning.

In Year 8, there is a ‘Curriculum Enrichment’ programme where pupils choose an activity they wish to participate in for one term. Pupils make three choices from the following: Badminton, Ceramics, Dance, Design Challenge, Drama, German, Spanish, Sporting Challenge and Grow it, Cook it, Eat it!

ICT is used extensively to enhance learning in most subjects.

British Values are also a fundamental and integral part of our curriculum.

The school has excellent sports facilities and we aim to offer as wide a variety of PE activities as possible as evidenced by the many teams that are visible in our PE corridor.

We also offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities and educational visits to enhance the learning experiences of our pupils.

To see an overview of assessments that take place for each year group, please click on the Adobe pdf documents on the right of the page.

To view subject specific areas of the curriculum please click on the links on the right or on the drop down menu above.

Link to the National Curriculum

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-secondary-curriculum

 

Page last updated 19/05/2017