Curriculum

As a school our aim is to provide learning opportunities that will develop our students to become responsible, respectful, confident, independent, young adults who make a positive contribution to, and are prepared for life beyond Spring Hill High School.

The main Principles of the curriculum

  •  All students follow a personalised curriculum based on prior attainment data, CEM data, For Skills data,  student aspirations and challenging targets.
  •  All students will develop Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills.
  •  All students will be actively involved in British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  •  All students to develop an understanding of the world in which they live, and be prepared to contribute to their community.
  •  Learning will be will be relevant to the context of life and work.

Curriculum Outcomes

The curriculum will:

  •  Provide balance, relevance, differentiation and progression.
  •  Promote knowledge and understanding, physical and interpersonal qualities, values and attitudes.
  •  Be increasingly diverse and flexible while promoting the individualised learning and facilitating the national agenda.
  •  Provide work related learning.
  •  Provide parents/carers/social worker with curriculum information relevant to their child.
  •  Lead to qualifications that are that are of worth for employers, and for entry to higher and further education.
  •  Prepare students to make informed and appropriate choices at the end of Key Stage 3,  Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.


 Student Outcomes

The curriculum will prepare students for the future by:

  •  Securing achievement in Literacy and Numeracy.
  •  Develop lifelong independent learning  .
  •  Ensuring courses provide progression and continuity in learning experiences.
  •  Students will be exposed to a broad and balanced relevant, differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of a full range of abilities.
  •  Enabling students to reach their full potential.
  •  Supporting students to secure understanding of personal moral values, respect for religious values, and tolerance of other races, beliefs and the way of life.
  •  Preparing students to make informed and appropriate choices at Key Stage 4 and 5.

 

More Information

To find out more about the curriculum our school is following, contact General Enquiries. The contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.

To see a statement on how we engage with British Values at Spring Hill High School, see our SMSC Development Policy, available under the Policy Documents at the website footer.

 

Curriculum Provision

Key Stage Three

Students follow the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3. This includes: English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Physical Education, Religious Education, Design Technology, Art, ICT and PHSE/Career Options.

Students have the opportunity to achieve a number of AQA Unit Awards.

Key Stage Four and Five

A full complement of GCSE which includes;

  •  AQA GCSE English Language
  •  AQA GCSE Mathematics
  •  AQA GCSE Biology
  •  AQA GCSE History
  •  AQA GCSE Religious Studies
  •  AQA GCSE Citizenship Studies
  •  AQA GCSE Computer Science
  •  AQA GCSE Business Studies
  •  AQA GCSE Art

Functional Skills  

  • AQA Functional Skills in English
  • AQA Functional Skills in Mathematics
  • AQA Functional Skills in ICT

Entry Level and Step Up

  •  English Step up - Silver, Bronze, Gold
  •  Maths Entry Level 1-3
  • ICT Entry Level 1-3

Other qualifications

  • ASDAN
  • AQA Level 1  Certificate in Preparation for Working Life (Short Course)
  • Sports Coaching Level 1 and Level 2
  • The Trinity Art Awards
  • Physical Education
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