The curriculum of a school, in essence, is the subjects that pupils follow at all Key Stages. At Wymondham, Key Stage 3 includes Year 7 & 8, Key Stage 4 includes Years 9-11. Key Stage 5 consists of Year 12 & 13. Of course, the curriculum is much wider than this as we provide a huge number of additional activities which take place outside formal lessons, including sporting activities, Duke of Edinburgh Award & expressive and performing arts. Our approach to the curriculum is not driven by outcomes, but by the fundamental belief that the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum is essential to the development of your people.  This is summarised in a recent article in the local press:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/pressure-over-core-subjects-is-making-teaching-arts-a-challenge-1-5197805

At Key Stage 5 we fully meet the requirements of the 16-19 Study Programme Principles:

16 to 19 study programmes are designed to provide students with a structured and challenging learning programme that supports their development and progression in line with their career plans.  Study programmes should be individually tailored but will typically combine the elements below:

i) substantial academic, applied or vocational qualifications that stretch students and link clearly to training, employment and/or higher education
ii)  English and maths where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4 (reformed grading) or grade C (legacy grading)
iii) work experience to give young people the opportunity to develop their career choices and to apply their skills in real working conditions
iv) other non-qualification activity to develop students’ character, skills, attitudes and confidence, and to support progression

If you would like more information on our curriculum and/or how we meet the principles behind the study programme, please contact dicksonj@wh-at.net [Mr Dickson-Assistant Principal] or view the document below. Effectiveness of 16-19 study programmes Wymondham High Sixth Form 2016

The documents below include our Curriculum Policy as well as the Options booklet for Year 8 [showing all the subjects available to pupils and a description of how our options process works], and the most recent 6th Form Prospectus.

 

thumbnail of Curriculum Policy Sept 2017

thumbnail of Y8_Options_Booklet_2017thumbnail of Y8_Options_Application_Form_2017thumbnail of WHA_6th_Form_Prospectus_1617