College
Curriculum Contact

Mr S Birks
Mr S Birks
Assistant Headteacher
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Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Overview

KS4

Art

Business Studies

Computing

Dance

Design Technology

Drama

English

Food

Geography

History

IT

Maths

MFL

Media

Music

PE

PSHE

RE

Science

 

Curriculum Intent

 

The curriculum at Springwell is designed to be Ambitious, Memorable and Inclusive 

 

The curriculum is ambitious because it 

  • Sets high expectations of all students, challenging them with a depth and breadth of knowledge which takes them in to their “struggle zone”. 
  • Develops in students a resilience as they strive to achieve and exceed their potential 
  • Enhances students’ cultural capital so that they can function in contemporary society, whatever their socio-economic background 
  • Imparts knowledge, skills and confidence that, cumulatively, enable students to pursue ambitious plans for future learning and employment 

 

The curriculum is memorable because it 

  • Comprises of sequences of learning that allow knowledge to be transferred and retrieved from long term memory 
  • Uses “spaced learning” and “interleaving” approaches to reinforce knowledge in long term memory 
  • Enables students to retain and recall the knowledge required to be successful in increasingly demanding external examinations 

 

The curriculum is inclusive because it 

  • Provides students with access to the full breadth of curriculum experience, regardless of prior academic attainment or socio-economic background 
  • Has a consistent approach to literacy and numeracy development, including strategies to develop reading, extended writing and vocabulary accrual, so that neither literacy or numeracy is a barrier for any student 
  • Provides high quality information and guidance to ensure all students are fully prepared to transition into their next stage of learning or employment 
  • Responds to changes in the local labour market so that courses on offer prepare all students to meet the current and future needs of employers 
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop personally, socially and emotionally in both formal and informal school settings