Curriculum

Church of England School Curriculum Vision and Intent

At St. Hild’s Church of England School, we aim to provide all our pupils with a world class education in a Christian context.

We expect to find God at work in our school, and our vision for our curriculum provision is routed in our core values of care, honesty, equality, respect and responsibility in order that our pupils will achieve “Life in all its fullness”.

It is our intent that the curriculum at St. Hild’s offers the opportunity for all pupils to:

    • Care for themselves, their community and the world in which they live. Helping them to develop into good citizens.
    • Be honest about what they can do and where they need support so all can experience success.
    • Have equality of opportunity whilst still having their individual needs met.
    • Respect other pupils right to learn and develop good behaviour for learning.
    • Take responsibility for their own learning and develop resilience and a love of learning.

We are aware that children develop at different rates and so there are no “pathways” at St. Hild’s; pupils are given the opportunities to explore their talents.

Curriculum Overview

Below you can find an overview of each subject within the curriculum.

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Courses Offered at GCSE & BTEC

GCSE

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Graphic Products
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious Education
  • Science Trilogy (Dual Award)

BTEC

  • Health & Social Care
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Sports

Year Group Subject Hours

Our lessons are 1 hour in length and we operate a two week, 50 lesson timetable.

Key Stage 3

Pupils in Key Stage 3 follow the National Curriculum; English, Maths, Science, Creative Industries (Art, Food and Technology), Drama, Modern Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Computing, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education which offers a broad and balanced educational diet.

Each department has a curriculum plan that ensures knowledge is well planned, sequenced, resourced and revisited.

Assessments are used as end points to capture what pupils can do and what they know; this informs future learning.

Pupils have a lesson dedicated to Accelerated Reading.

Opportunity is given in Years 7 and 8 for the personalisation of the curriculum for those who require more support with literacy.

Key Stage 4

We believe in curriculum principles which have stood the test of time and will stand our pupils in good stead for the future, regardless of the continually changing face of education politics.

Pupils will:

  • All study English Language and Literature, Maths, Science, Physical Education and Religious Education
  • Choose to study either History or Geography
  • Have a further choice of a range of academic and vocational subjects.

Most pupils will study Trilogy Science at KS4; though the opportunity to study Separate Science is kept open for those pupils that show the aptitude and skill necessary during Year 10.

We also recognise the importance of PE for maintaining good health and fitness in our lives, as well as promoting leadership skills, positive mental health and well-being through exercise. Pupils at St. Hild’s have enhanced time devoted to PE.

Our extensive extra-curricular offer is used to enhance and enrich provision. There are a range of local, national and international field trips, various sporting activities and clubs; we run a successful Sports Leadership course.

Performing Arts is popular and there is an annual performance. Art club and the Student Librarian programme are well established and highly successful provisions as is the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

New additions are the Science Ambassador programme and the Debate Club. Each department has committed to run an enrichment club. A comprehensive list of all extra-curricula clubs can be found on our website.

At St. Hild’s we take pride in the fact that character development is woven through our curriculum offer which allows pupils to experience our vision of “Life in all its fullness”.

Further Information

For further information on our curriculum offer or about individual course content please contact us with details of your enquiry using the following email address: sthilds.admin@neat.org.uk

Year 9 Options 2024

Please use the button below in order for Year 9 pupils to submit their option choices. You have until the 3rd of May to submit your choices.