Our curriculum drives our vision for the development of passion, skills, understanding and knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths, in addition to Engineering, Digital Information technology and Creative Media in years 10 and 11. We interweave the development of employability skill, with the aid of our industry partners, to make the ideal personalised futures of our students a reality and, in so doing, reduce the gap in the UK’s employment market for young people with these skills. We fulfil our legal duty in providing English Language and Literature to GCSE in years 10 and 11 and offer students in our Sixth Form the opportunity to gain English Language and/or mathematics at grade 4 or above, if they have not yet secured these gateway qualifications.
The importance of developing the whole child is central to our school mission - as such, Personal Social Health Education (including ethics), Relationships and Sex Education and Physical Education are also core offers for all children in years 10 and 11.
In the Sixth Form, we have a Specialist Curriculum that includes three main routes: Engineering, Forensics and Childcare. We have been granted permission by the Government to off the all-new T-Levels from 2022, in Science and HealthCare Science. These courses are full time and are complemented by a tutor programme that prepares students for their next stage in education, training or employment and also ensures their Personal, Social and Health Education. Due to our place in the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership, we are able to meet the curriculum needs of all students who attend: for example, for a minority of students, pursuing EBacc subjects, such as a language, was important to their personal career goals and we have facilitated this through our partner schools.