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Curriculum

All of our pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Maths, English, PSHE and science are all core subjects for our pupils and our teachers recognise the importance of these and plan for them across all subjects. All pupils are taught in small class groups so each curriculum subject can be differentiated to meet the individual needs within each class. 

All of our students have EHCPs, and each has a set of personalised targets based on their EHCP outcomes. These outcomes are broken down into smaller targets which are sequenced to build over time, and allow teachers to assess and monitor progress towards these outcomes and class Tutors can oversee and support progress throughout the year.  

In KS3, pupils work within a themed approach, meaning that subjects can draw links through an overarching theme. This allows our pupils to make links across subjects, and deepen their learning. The transition into Southbrook, and progression throughout KS3 is managed using a part-blended model. Year 7 are taught by their class tutor for maths and English to allow them time to settle into Southbrook and form positive bonds with their trusted adults and class peers. Years 8 and 9 transition around the school to be taught in specific subject environments and staff to ensure they can fully access a broad and diverse curriculum.  

ks3 curriculum themes 2022 23.pdf

 

Key stage 4 offers our pupils the chance to choose and personalise more of their own curriculum as well as giving them as many opportunities as possible to benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum offer. In addition to the core subjects, our pupils will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of vocational learning, which they can further specialise in during year 11. Furthermore, each pupil accesses Outdoor Education, to experience learning and gain valuable skills outside of the classroom that will benefit them both in school and in their Post 16 education. Our careers and Preparation for Adulthood (PFA) programme enables work experience and the development of skills for future employment.  

 

We offer a wide range of nationally accredited qualifications including Entry level Functional Skills in maths and English, where appropriate, GCSEs in English and Maths and a tailored range of WJEC units based on the pupils’ transition profiles. Opportunities for obtaining Duke of Edinburgh accreditation are also available in KS4.