Years 7-9 Curriculum
The academic curriculum is full and varied, allowing pupils a rich and exciting educational experience.
Our engaging and challenging English curriculum promotes high standards of language and literacy. Pupils explore gothic fiction, Shakespeare, contemporary novels and creative writing to develop a strong command of the written word and a lifelong love of reading.
The Mathematics Department aims to give every pupil an interesting, challenging and enjoyable experience in every lesson. We are proud of our ability to identify and address the individual needs of our students so that their skills in number handling, logical thinking and problem solving can grow.
In the core subjects of English and Maths pupils are placed in ability groups to ensure each pupil receives the help they require.
The curriculum builds on the ethos of “Science today for scientists of tomorrow”, in which our pupils are able to explore the science that underpins day-to-day life. We aim to raise aspirations and stimulate students’ curiosity and enjoyment of Science, which can be seen at our popular lunch-time science club.
The History department endeavours to inspire pupils’ interest and curiosity about the past. Students explore the topics of Medieval England, Tudors and Stuarts and Industrialisation in England, brought to life on trips to museums and palaces.
The aim of geography lessons is to enable pupils to understand the ever changing world in which we live. Fieldwork is as a key element of this subject, with many external trips and investigations enhancing the pupils’ learning through practical application of their studies.
French is taught very much as an arts subject, with frequent references to French stories as well as applications of music and drama in lessons, where appropriate. There is also an emphasis on grammar and syntax, which aims to help pupils improve the accuracy and clarity of their English as well as French.
Students are encouraged to be innovative and take risks as they complete a number of projects which introduce them to new materials, techniques and processes which can include: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography.
Music at ArtsEd is a thriving department with a range of performance opportunities on offer throughout the year. Students experience different styles of music through listening, composing and performing. Pupils enjoy singing in the choir and can take additional instrument of singing lessons with our visiting peripatetic teachers.
Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE)
The PSHE programme is designed to develop pupils’ emotional intelligence, encourage their independence as well as providing them with the practical skills they will need in adult life.