Secondary Curriculum

Welcome to our Secondary Department. We anticipate an exciting year, yet again!

Our Secondary staff not only seek to educate our students so that they can achieve academically (and aim for their dreams), but are also committed to supporting students to make, social, emotional and behavioural progress. It’s not all work and no play, however!

We have lots of exciting things planned, including assemblies, trips, football matches, plays and celebrations.The staff are excited about a new academic year and a fresh start for students. 

To find out what your child learns at school please have a look at the attached Curriculum Maps as well as looking at the full National Curriculum. If you want to know more about our curriculum, please contact school and staff will be more than happy to discuss it with you.

Key Stage 3

Compulsory national curriculum subjects are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages – French
  • Design and Technology
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship and PHSE 
  • Careers 

We provide Religious Education and PSHE and Sex Education.

Key Stage 4

During Key Stage 4 most pupils work towards national qualifications – usually GCSEs.

The compulsory national curriculum subjects are the ‘core’ and ‘foundation’ subjects.

Core subjects are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Foundation subjects are:

  • Computing
  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship, PHSE & RSE
  • Religion
  • Careers  

We also offer at least 1 subject from each of these areas:

  • Arts
  • Design and Technology
  • Humanities
  • Modern Foreign Languages

We are spending time preparing for the new National Curriculum. As a consequence, we have decided that we will continue to assess this year, using our current system, whilst also collaborating throughout the year,  through LINCs and meetings with other Sefton schools to establish a common assessment framework across Special Schools.

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