Curriculum Statement 2018.19
Redhill School provides all student with a diverse curriculum that is Broad, Balanced, Inclusive and Relevant.
We believe that our students should leave us well prepared for further study or employment in the continually changing global marketplace. Our curriculum ensures that students have the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to be successful in the 21st century. British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, underpin our curriculum, teaching and school community. As an Academy, we do not have to follow the National Curriculum but we have chosen to base our provision largely on it.
Students follow a 2 year foundation curriculum with core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science accounting for 40% of a student’s curriculum time. The remaining time is made up of a wide range of subjects:
MFL - Almost all our students follow either French or Spanish.
We believe the PSHE plays an important role in the development of students at Redhill School and devote 2 lessons per week to the key issues that affect our student’s lives both locally and worldwide. We are committed to the continual development of Literacy and orcay skills and have identified literacy lessons in Year 7. Library lesson focus on developing reading skills for all Year 7 students. Drama lesson further embed the skills of literacy and are identified lesson in Year 7 & 8.
At Key Stage 4, students follow a core provision of:
English (Language and Literature)
Science (Triple Science qualification is offered to most able students)
At both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 we set students on ability in the core (English, Maths, and Science) so that learning can be effectively tailored. This setting is flexible and reviewed regularly to ensure that students are most appropriately placed. They are also able to opt for a wide variety of Option subjects at GCSE or a small number of BTEC qualifications. We provide full access to the English Baccalaureate subjects with approximately 70% of our students following this curriculum each year. All student follow either History or Geography GSCE in KS4.
We believe in raising aspiration and opportunity via a challenging academic provision. RE & PSHE are a key component within our KS4 curriculum developing wider curriculum knowledge of current local, national and world wide issues in the 21st century. The curriculum at KS4 remains broad, balanced and ready to meet the needs of our students and fulfil the requirements of the new Progress-8 and Attainment-8 accountability measures. Amongst the examination subjects on offer are:
French, German, Spanish
Technology – Food,
Computer Science and ICT
Travel & Tourism (BTEC)
RE (full course GCSE)
Our curriculum caters for individual needs at all levels. Some students benefit from additional English and Maths support. The more able can, for example, take two languages, Humanities or Triple Science. We are proud of our flexibility.
Our KS3 curriculum prepares students for a diverse and challenging KS4 provision which allows students to further their studies with post 16 colleges or employment with training. We also provide independent careers advisor and guidance which delivered with every year group and provides relevant and current information that supports student academic curriculum. This rich provision allows students to follow their interests, pursue areas via deep learning if they wish or develop a broad portfolio of skills. Enrichment activities are a key part of our curriculum, to help develop the “whole person”. We do this via concerts, music events, talent shows, opportunities to travel all over the world, exhibitions of art, technology and a fantastic provision of sports teams and fixtures. We believe that our current curriculum provision at Redhill School prepares students for a successful future in tomorrow’s world.