Our Literacy for Life programme consists of subjects taught through themes. A theme runs for around three weeks and has elements of all the subjects taught through it. Not every theme has the same amount of every subject as some may be more history or science focussed, but we cover the national curriculum over the year.
We break out for some discreet Mathematics where a theme would not be an appropriate setting for this.
Literacy for Life is taught in mixed ability classes with different levels of support within the classroom for students who need to be stretched or who need more help. We look to produce work of real quality with opportunities for parents to see the work produced.
The curriculum is technology rich with each student having their own device and ICT taught through all the themes. We have a balance of written work and work on the devices as we are aware that students still need to be able to write fluently and accurately.
We assess students through a series of competencies, looking at both their academic progress and their development as people, equally important tracks to ensuring a well rounded education.
The year 7, 8 and Year 9 themes cover a wide variety of exciting and engaging topics. Below you can find an overview of what we cover.