Secondary Curriculum

Welcome to our Secondary Department. We anticipate an exciting year. 

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 and emotional progress. 

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
  • PHSE and RSE
  • Careers 
  • RE

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 most pupils work towards national qualifications, usually GCSEs, although we offer Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 and BTEC courses. 

The compulsory national curriculum subjects are:

Core subjects are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Physical Education
  • PHSE & RSE
  • RE
  • Careers  

We also offer at least 1 subject from each of these areas as an option. 

  • BTEC Travel and Tourism 
  • GCSE Art
  • BTEC Digital Media
  • GSCE PE.
  • GCSE Music

There are times when our pupils will accees other types of curriculum at an alternative provider off site. External provdiers that we currently work with are: 

CST where pupils will work towards gaining a Level 1/2 BTEC in Construction or Mechanics, 

Educate where pupils will work towards gaining a Level 1/2 in Art/ Construction/ Hair and Beauty.

Pathways to work towards gaining a Level 1/2 in Art/ Construction/ Hair and Beauty.  

We quality assure our assessment of the curriculum through collaborating throughout the year with other schools and partnerships. We aim to enhance our teaching  through LINCs and meetings with other Sefton schools to establish a common assessment framework across Special Schools.

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