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Curriculum

Curriculum Intent and Overview

Waverley Studio College provides education for students between 14 and 19. The focus of the college is to prepare our learners for the world-of-work. Our specialisms are in health and enterprise. In order to achieve these areas, it is essential that we have a well-considered curriculum intent that supports all individuals in fulfilling their potential.

Vision of the Waverley Education Foundation:

  • Our vision for our Academies ensures their environment allows all learners to flourish by encouraging mutual respect
  • Everyone will realise and achieve their potential
  • We are the centre of the community and have the responsibility for its learning
  • We will develop opportunities that will provide for the social and economic well-being of our community
  • We value the diversity of our community, the wider world, and respect the individuality of everyone.
  • We will ensure everyone in our school community has an understanding of human values and attitudes, past and present. This will include how society is organised and develops
  • Pupils will be empowered to succeed within a British and Global society that will equip them to be the citizens of tomorrow, anytime anywhere and any place

Curriculum intent:

‘Curriculum’ is broadly defined as the ‘totality of pupil experiences that occur in the educational process’.

The intent of our curriculum is in-line with our Trust vision statement.

We only have one intent statement as we believe the journey for our students begins Year 10 and for an increasing number to Year 13:

  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is accessible to all students.
  • To allow opportunity to specialise their learning and development following subject that are well matched to student ambitions during the final years of their education.
  • To ensure all students develop a high level of literacy and numeracy required for success in adult life.
  • To broaden students’ horizons through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities.
  • To develop students personal and social education and awareness
  • To promote health and wellbeing for all students
  • To promote British values to enable them to become effective and successful members of society
  • To ensure that all students understand how to stay safe in all aspects of their lives.
  • To develop our core values of humanity, equality, aspiration and respect that will help students to overcome the challenges they are likely to encounter in adult life.
  • To provide an appropriate range of opportunities and experiences to allow students to succeed in the next stage in their education, training or employment.
  • To provide opportunities for all students to benefit from careers advice and guidance to allow them to be aspirational for their futures and in possession of the key information required to enter their chosen profession.
  • To provide exciting opportunities to learn beyond the classroom through our extra-curricular offer, trip and visits.

KS4 Curriculum Model 2020/21

In designing the curriculum, we have considered the blending a ‘knowledge-based’ with ‘skills-based’ curriculum including upcoming Relationships, Sexual and Health Education – compulsory from 2020) with our focus on the specialisms (Health and Enterprise). The curriculum models are as follows:

Year 10 Curriculum

English

5 periods

  • AQA GCSE English Language
  • AQA GCSE English Literature

Mathematics

5 periods

  • Edexcel GCSE Mathematics

Science

5-6 periods

  • AQA Combined Science or
  • AQA Triple Sciences

PSHRE

1-2 periods

  • ASDAN Personal Development Programmes including Personal Social, Health Education

Core PE

1 period

 

Enterprise specialism option

3 periods

  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in either Enterprise or Digital Information Technology

Health specialism option

3 periods

  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in either Sport and Fitness, Health and Social Care or Childcare

General option

3 periods

  • GCSE RE or
  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in:
    • Creative Media Production
    • Health and Social Care
    • Childcare

 

 

Year 11 Curriculum

English

5 periods

  • AQA GCSE English Language
  • AQA GCSE English Literature

Mathematics

5 periods

  • Edexcel GCSE Mathematics

Science

5-6 periods

  • AQA Combined Science or
  • AQA Triple Sciences

PSHRE

1-2 periods

  • ASDAN Personal Development Programmes including Personal Social, Health Education

Core PE

1 period

 

Enterprise

3 periods

  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Enterprise

IT

3 periods

  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology

General option

3 periods

  • GCSE RE or Art
  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in:
    • Creative Media Production
    • Health and Social Care