Curriculum

Brookfield School believes that every pupil deserves the opportunity to follow a curriculum that is tailored to their individual needs, aspirations and interests. Our curriculum aims to inspire and motivate across a wide continuum of need. Each pupil is assessed upon entry and provided with an appropriate curriculum offer based upon their immediate needs and long term goals.

Whilst most pupils follow a typical high school curriculum, some are more suited to the vocational and practical elements on offer. Our sites at Bispham and Preston provide excellent alternative options underpinned by a core curriculum of Numeracy, Literacy, Physical Activity and Cultures, Ethics, Morals and Values (CEMV).

Please click here to see a yearly overview for the curriculum offer for KS3 (Nurture), KS3 & KS4. Our Bispham, Preston and Bespoke provision use KS3/4 as an overview which is tailored to individual pupils and groups to maximise engagement and outcomes for each individual. Pupils following a bespoke timetable meet core expectations and a specific offer that is progressive, reflective, linked to their EHCP and is agreed by parents and supporting professionals upon entry.

 

The National Curriculum

The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Key stage 3 (Yr7,8 & 9)

Compulsory national curriculum subjects are:

  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • history
  • geography
  • modern foreign languages
  • design and technology
  • art and design
  • music
  • physical education
  • citizenship
  • computing

Schools must provide religious education (RE) and sex education from key stage 3 but parents can ask for their children to be taken out of the whole lesson or part of it.

Key stage 4 (Yr10 & Yr11)

During key stage 4 most pupils work towards national qualifications – usually GCSEs.

The compulsory national curriculum subjects are the ‘core’ and ‘foundation’ subjects.

Core subjects are:

  • English
  • maths
  • science

Foundation subjects are:

  • computing
  • physical education
  • citizenship

Schools must also offer at least one subject from each of these areas:

  • arts
  • design and technology
  • humanities
  • modern foreign languages

They must also provide religious education (RE) and sex education at key stage 4.

Click here to download the National Curriculum in full