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:
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 [email protected] [Mr Dickson-Assistant Principal] or view the document below.
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.