At Blacon High School the curriculum is broad, rich and exciting for all our students, focused on our mission to provide a first class education for all. Curriculum lessons are well-paced, challenging and fun. Within the curriculum each pupil is encouraged to achieve their full potential and the needs of each pupil, including those with particular talents and those with learning difficulties are addressed. All students have equal access to the curriculum and the curriculum enables all students to learn and make progress. The curriculum aims to educate the whole person through creative thinking and creative learning and the curriculum at Blacon High School extends far beyond the classroom. The curriculum is enriched by a wide range of extra-curricular activities that allow students the opportunity to extend their learning or pursue their interests.
All departmental schemes of work effectively provide for the subject matter appropriate for ages and abilities of students and allow students to develop skills in speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy. Where students have a statement their educational needs are met through regular monitoring and annual review to ensure that their education meets the requirements of their statement.
The curriculum is planned to:
- Contribute to the intellectual, physical and personal attainment and development of students
- Enable all students to learn and make progress
- Allow students to develop a variety of learning techniques, including the ability to work on their own and as part of a group
- Provide students with adequate preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
- Provide for appropriate career guidance through individual interviews and other guidance provided in PSHE sessions
- Give students experience in linguistic education by requiring them to take English up to GCSE and a modern foreign language to Year 8, with the option of continuing the study of a language to GCSE
- Give students experience in mathematical education by requiring them to study Mathematics to GCSE
- Give students experience in scientific and technological education by requiring them to take at least Core or Additional Science GCSE’s and Design Technology and ICT up to at least Year 8
- Give students experience of aesthetic education by requiring them to take Art up to Year 8
- Give students experience in creative education, through creative writing in English and through the study of Art, Music, Textiles and Drama up to Year 8
- Give students experience in human and social education by requiring them to take three Humanities up to Year 8
- Provide for personal, social and health education through PSHE
- Give students moral, spiritual and social education in school assemblies and Form tutor periods