The curriculum should be broad, balanced and inclusive in nature and provide equal opportunities for all students regardless of gender, aptitude or cultural, ethnic or religious background.
It should be relevant and appropriately differentiated. No area of experience be it: Linguistic, Mathematical, Scientific, Technological, Cultural, Physical, Aesthetic and Creative, Human and Social, Moral and Spiritual should be omitted throughout the full range of curriculum provision at Colne Community School.
The curriculum should illustrate progression and continuity, and be linked through assessment and profiling in all key stages. It should prepare students for further study, the world of work and to become active citizens;
Where possible flexibility will be introduced to provide maximum scope for personalisation, taking into consideration students’ aptitude, abilities and preferences to ensure success can be achieved for every individual.
At all times the curriculum will be appropriately scheduled to provide the best possible time, specific balance of learning and utilisation of physical resources and provide a variety of activities which bring about effective learning, provide appropriate challenges for all students and lead to achievement for all students.
The curriculum is planned in a coherent manner ensuring it meets legal requirements, including those of the National Curriculum.
Cross-curricular themes (including careers education and guidance, citizenship, economic and industrial understanding, environmental, health and sex education) and cross-curricular skills, in particular those of literacy and numeracy are addressed.
The development of students’ personal and social skills and their spiritual and cultural development are addressed through the tutor programme and school assemblies, as well as permeating the whole curriculum.
The range of subjects on offer in the school at Key Stage 3 and 4 is shown below. The majority of subjects will be available at GCSE, with specific ones being BTEC or an alternative. These are shown in brackets.
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