The curriculum at Bedale High School is designed to promote a love of learning, thereby ensuring that all students become:
At Bedale High School, we aim to adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of all students and to provide them with exciting opportunities for development that extend beyond the classroom where possible. The focus is very much on enjoyment and engagement so that students are encouraged to develop the skills required for success in terminal examinations as well as becoming effective independent learners in order to make a successful transition onto post-16 courses or into the world of work.
Learning is shaped to ensure that all students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum throughout their time at Bedale, and this includes Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education. Daily tutorial sessions, assemblies and an extra-curricular programme that includes an extended range of trips and visits augment this provision. Alternative Curriculum days offer students the chance to be immersed in specific learning activities or take part in enrichment sessions, and all of this is underpinned by a strong focus on provision for Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education. This focus extends into support for the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. In order to actively promote these values we would expect all staff, students and visitors to challenge opinions or behaviours seen or heard in school that are contrary to these values and to seek all opportunities to build students’ resilience to radicalisation and enable them to effectively challenge any kind of extremist view.
Expand one of the boxes below to see more about our curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4, or pick a subject for further information.