Curriculum At Queensmead

queensmead-school-026Our curriculum has been designed to give all students the opportunity to achieve. There is a blend of academic and vocational courses across all Key Stages to give students the combination they require to pursue their chosen career paths. The curriculum is  reviewed annually enabling new courses to be introduced.

There are 25 one hour lessons each week for all students in Years 7 to 11.  To ensure that every student can work at a level and pace appropriate to their ability, some subjects are taught in tiered groups.

Aims of our curriculum:

  • To provide rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, to encourage a love of learning and a desire for lifelong learning.
  • To encourage the best possible progress and the highest academic achievement for all, by setting suitable learning challenges and fully recognising the diverse learning needs of each of our students.
  • To personalise our curriculum ensuring it is flexible and appropriate, preparing students for the challenges of a fast changing world, and their futures as workers and citizens.
  • To promote students’ self-esteem and emotional well-being through our curriculum, offering opportunities for students to develop their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own and different religions, beliefs and cultures.

There is a weekly rolling programme where students in all year groups receive a curriculum of Personal Development. Its aims are academic, social and personal and include:

  • Supporting the academic curriculum through the development of study and work place skills
  • Successfully inducting the students into critical stages of their social careers
  • Developing a caring and tolerant attitude to others and the community
  • Encouraging the growth of personal identity through a programme of activities which will increase self-awareness and promote self esteem

The curriculum is designed to be accessible for pupils with Special Educational Needs and disabilities, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. 

SEND Information Report

For more detailed information on the curriculum within each Key Stage follow the menu links.

KS3 Curriculum

KS4 Curriculum

KS5 Curriculum

Personal Development

Remote Education Guidance for Parents