At Alder Community High School our curriculum provides a broad and balanced education for all students. It has a clear purpose and is focused around excitement and love of learning. We aim to ensure that learning is bespoke to the needs of our students and demonstrates a strong understanding about specific needs to succeed in life.
Our curriculum will:
1. Develop our students' learning
To develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum and beyond, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and creatively. We will do this by:
- Encouraging students to develop lively and enquiring minds.
- Encouraging students to develop good revision habits.
2. Develop the character of our students
To develop learners to have a holistic set of values that prepares them for life in the modern world in a diverse and ever changing community and work place. We will do this by:
- Giving students aspirations and the desire to succeed
- Encouraging and allowing all students to fulfil their potential
3. Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners
To develop the behaviours learners need to succeed in the world such as concentration, perseverance, imagination, resilience, co-operation, the enjoyment of learning, self-improvement and curiosity. We will do this by:
- Encouraging our students to be resilient in their learning.
- Encouraging our students’ to take responsibility for their own learning.
- Encouraging students to pursue pathways leading to Further and Higher Education
4. Develop the moral compass of our students
To understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills and understand society, build a firm set of personal morality, and to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others. We will do this by:
- Encouraging students to develop sound social skills, moral values and a clear sense of right and wrong.
- Encouraging students to respect other peoples’ rights, cultures, religions and views and appreciate the need for equal opportunities for all.
Students have full access to a broad and balanced curriculum including the National Curriculum, which is differentiated to meed the needs of students' learning.
Our curriculum is designed to be challenging and appropriate to the students stage of development.
Our curriculum offers significant cross-curricular learning opportunities to ensure that students make significant personal development.
Our curriculum offers a wide range of core and foundation subjects.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
In KS3 (years 7-9) students follow a 50 periods per fortnight timetable made up of the following subjects. More information about the curriculum content can be found by following the links to the subject pages.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Before the start of KS4 (years 10-11), students are guided formally towards a personalised curriculum, through the pathways process, which meets their individual needs and aspirations. The following subject are currently available to students at KS4. More information about the curriculum content can be found by following the links to the subject pages.
Our curriculum is designed to build and expand on previous skills and subject knowledge, over a 5 year period. It also plans for opportunities for repetition to embed knowledge, increasing the chance of information recall. It also plans for opportunities for repetition to embed knowledge, increasing the chance