Our Curriculum

Curriculum Aims and Intent

Our school curriculum aims to engage and challenge our pupils in order to achieve highly and to contribute positively and responsibly to the world around them.

The curriculum has been designed to develop our pupils as empathetic, respectful, tolerant learners understanding of and curious about different cultures and diversity. We aim to inspire an interest in the world around us whilst remaining proud of our rural identity.

The curriculum aims to prepare our pupils for the next stage of their life through high achievement and a culture of challenge. The curriculum is accessible to all, delivering knowledge and skills that will build on previous learning, providing a strong foundation for lifelong learning and an understanding of the value of education through opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

The curriculum will develop character and integrity. The vital skills of independence, resilience and curiosity are developed through a learning culture that encourages risk taking, enrichment and collaboration.

You can download the Ormiston Academies Trust curriculum statement here: OAT Curriculum Statement (pdf)

Key Stage Three and Four Curriculum Structure

As pupils enter year 7, they will experience a continuous learning journey from 11-16. Key stage three (years 7, 8 and 9) provides a broad and balanced curriculum through study of the National Curriculum.  The curriculum is regularly reviewed and developed to not only meet the needs and strengths of our pupils, but to provide opportunities for them to build and develop their resilience, cultural tolerance and understanding. Each unit, term and year is planned to revisit and embed prior learning as well as introducing new skills and knowledge appropriately.

At Key Stage three pupils will study:

English Language and Literature, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Art, Drama, Music, Resistant Materials, Food and Catering, Computer Science, French, German, Physical Education and Modern Studies, plus Careers Education and PSHE.

All pupils take their options at the end of year 9 further building on the strong foundations of key stage three.  Our pupils are supported in the options and decision making process by an excellent IAG and careers curriculum.  In key stage 4, they are required to maintain a broad and balanced curriculum and can expect to be exposed to a wealth of opportunities for enrichment and experience both inside and outside the classroom.

At Key Stage 4 all pupils are required to study English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, either Combined or Triple Science, Core PE and Modern Studies.  Pupils are then guided and supported to make four further choices from the following GCSEs or BTEC subjects: either Geography or History or a Language or Computer Science, Design and Technology Resistant Materials, Health and Social Care, Catering, Art, BTEC PE, BTEC Performing Arts, GCSE PE or iMedia.

Please see our Options Booklet for 2019-20 (pdf) for our most recent options booklet which will provide further information regarding our option choices.

Exam Boards

These are the current exam boards used for the different subjects we currently offer.

AQAEdexcelOCRWJEC
English Literature
English Language
Science Triple Award
Science Combined Award
History
Geography
Design Technology
Art
Maths
Drama
French
German
Computer Science
PE (GCSE)
PE (BTEC)
Level 1/2 Health & Social Care
Cambridge Nationals iMedia
Level 1/2 Hospitality & Catering

Attainment and Reporting

Please see the below document which outlines the way we report attainment to parents and carers through each stage of the student’s time at Tenbury High.

Please click on the faculty areas for more information about the specifics within each faculty.