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Curriculum Structure

CURRICULUM

We have been so impressed at the way the learning has taken place for both our children at Christ's. …...the teachers have been welcoming, calm, confident, reassuring, patient, clear and handled questions really well.”  PARENT

Intent

The college has a fully inclusive curriculum which is designed to serve our community and provide opportunities for all to flourish. We recognise the context of our community and the intent is to equip all students with the cultural capital and essential knowledge to enable them to access their next steps into further and/or higher education, employment or training.

The curriculum at Christ’s College is broad and ambitious. It provides opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in curriculum areas as well as reading, citizenship and personal welfare and development. This culminates with students becoming well rounded young adults whose Christian and fundamental British values are central to their everyday activities, embedded in all they do.

Lower School

Between Years 7 to 9 all students study a full suite of subjects which gives them the breadth of knowledge and skills to prepare them for later life:

A summary of the curriculum for the Lower school can be found in our Curriculum Content By Year Group page here 

  • Art
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Design Technology - Food & Nutrition
  • Design Technology - Resistant Materials
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science

During Year 9 students have the opportunity to choose the subjects they wish to study in Years 10 and 11. The curriculum covered in the Lower School is designed to allow all students to be ready to study and succeed at GCSE.


Upper School

In Years 10 and 11 all students study the following core subjects which ensures the breadth of the curriculum is maintained: 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science (Core & Additional)
  • Modern Foreign Languages
    • French 

Four optional subjects can then be chosen from the following list:

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Design Technology - Food & Nutrition
  • Design Technology - Resistant Materials
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
    • GCSE
    • Sports Studies
  • Vocation Travel & Tourism
  • Vocation Health & Fitness
  • Triple Science

A summary of the curriculum for the Upper school can be found in our Curriculum Content By Year Group page here

 

Our unique model of teaching and learning expresses our values and ensures effective teaching which fully engages learners.

The Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme  (TEEP) model draws on significant educational research that has identified what is required of teachers and of learners in order for them to gain the best learning outcomes possible.  The model is made up of three significant components, each with important elements that are connected but need to be recognised individually for their contribution to the teaching and learning process.   

The model includes a six-part lesson planning cycle (in the centre of the graphic) which is built on what w know about effective learning.  The stage of learning are shared with students so they can reflect on how to improve their own learning.

TEEP Framework 2020 3

 

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