The Bailiwick Big Picture Curriculum has been written with a view to prepare the children and young people of our islands for the opportunities and challenges of living in the 21st century and its principles are embedded in our curriculum.
In KS3, across years 7, 8 and 9, all students follow a common curriculum which comprises English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Education, French, Art, Design and Technology, Music, Drama, ICT, Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE) and Physical Education. Work in all these subjects is punctuated by regular assessment. Ours is a curriculum for all children of all abilities and needs with entitlements which aims to ensure children become: successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
In KS4, across years 10 and 11, all students follow a common, core curriculum of English, Mathematics and Science. These subjects take up just over 45% of teaching time. Other core subjects are Careers, PE and PSHE which is offered through whole school approaches during the course of the year. Students also choose further subjects from a range of options, enabling them to pursue individual interests, some of which may be offered at the College of Further Education. Students also have opportunities during their schooling to explore the world of work.
As a school we are committed to providing all students with a personalised and fully inclusive curriculum that best meets their needs as individual members of the school community. This may involve a variety of support and intervention strategies at any stage in their journey. We aim to provide a learning environment where all students can succeed. Our curriculum is designed to prepare learners for the complexities of the world outside the classroom.
We ensure that all students have full access to The Bailiwick Curriculum through the use of visiting specialist teachers alongside our own staff. Our Inclusion Manager is able to offer further advice on modifications to the curriculum and develop personal learning plans for students according to their individual needs.
English is a subject that provides the skills required for a successful journey through life.
Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world
Geography aims to help students make well-informed judgements about current issues
History is where students learn to enjoy and be therefore motivated to study the past.
Art, Design and Technology Department consists of Art, Graphic Design, 3D Design and Food Technology.
Modern Foreign Language focuses on French, being an official language of the United Nations, NATO or OECD
Information Communication Technology impacts all subjects studies within a school environment.
Physical Education aims to engage, enthuse and promote student’s positive attitudes towards physical activity and sport.