Academic success is at the heart of what we do and our students are supported in this by a curriculumthat promotes breadth of study in the early years right up to entry into our Sixth Form and beyond. We have a strong emphasis on core academic subjects that will serve our students well beyond their years at Southmoor and lead them into the best jobs and career opportunities.
Under our curriculum students will start their GCSEs in Year Eight. The experience of schools up and down the country is that this means that pupils are given more time to get used to the demands of GCSE meaning they are more likely to achieve higher grades.
We have redesigned the curriculum for all pupils at GCSE by placing an emphasis on the most important subjects and making sure that there is sufficient time to teach them.
We want pupils to get really good results in Maths, English, Science, Humanities and Modern Languages because we want to make sure that they have the qualifications most valued by employers and Sixth Form providers.
Our Curriculum Aims
• To create a supportive and caring learning environment that promotes the academic, physical, social and emotional, cultural, moral and spiritual development of all students.
• To provide challenging learning experiences appropriate to the age, ability and aptitude of all students.
• To enable all students to achieve their academic potential and gain qualifications.
• To deliver the requirements of the National Curriculum.
• To enable students to develop the skills and attitudes that motivate them to learn and are necessary for independent learning.
• To enable students to develop lively and inquiring minds so that they question, discuss issues rationally and make informed decisions.
• To promote initiative, creativity and independence across all learning.
• To enable students to use language, number, communication skills and information communication skills.
• To teach students self respect through an understanding and appreciation of their own self worth.
• To teach students to be positive members of a community through respect for and tolerance of its values.
• To enable students to respect, appreciate and acknowledge the achievements and aspirations of others.
• To teach students to respect and tolerate the religions and morals of other races, religious creeds and ways of life.
For detailed information on what each subject has to offer at every level of our curriculum, please select from the subject menu to the left.
Below you will find tables for each year group detailing the number of periods, per week, each year group receives in each of their subjects. For more information on each subject, what is taught and when, please refer to our subject menu.
Year 7 Curriculum
Year 8 Curriculum
Year 9 Curriculum
Year 10 Curriculum
Year 11 Curriculum