Curriculum Intent Statement:
At Bedale High School, our ethos of ‘courage, commitment and compassion’ is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of all students and to provide them with developmental opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Through personalising the learning as much as possible we strive to unlock all students potential and maximise their progress, through different pathways at KS4, including a combination of both academic and vocational qualifications. The focus is on having the highest expectations for all learners to nurture a commitment to their studies, whilst promoting high levels of engagement and enjoyment for all. Ultimately, we want to create students who are; courageous, successful learners, confident individuals and compassionate citizens, so all our energies are directed towards these key goals. Our core values of having a positive commitment to learning, resilience and courage when learning is challenging and being compassionate with each other is something we aim to instil in all students.
We believe in breadth of learning; the right of students to study maths, literature, history, geography, English, biology, chemistry, physics, art, textiles, music, drama, media, PSHE, RE, Citizenship, languages, computing, food and PE. We also believe in developing their literacy and numeracy skills in preparing them for life after school, alongside celebrating sporting, artistic and musical achievements.
Our curriculum promotes spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development alongside creativity and academic work. Our curriculum also encourages students to develop transferable knowledge and make connections between subjects; whilst aiming to revisit content in a spiral type curriculum model. We place significance on PSHE and ensure every student has the opportunity to study this subject for over their five years at Bedale.
These subjects above form the basis of knowledge and skills that all students are entitled to learn. We believe that our curriculum gives our students the opportunity to develop some key life skills and enable them to become part of an educated and productive community. Therefore, the overall intent of our curriculum is therefore to maintain a range of learning experiences until the end of Year 8 and to bring in choice, support that meet the needs of each individual as well as through an effective careers’ advice and guidance, for the GCSE years.
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