Our Curriculum is underpinned by three important areas, Culture, Character and Currency.

This ethos will ensure that our students leave school with the expertise, awareness and appropriate behaviours to make a successful transition in to the world of work or further study.

Our curriculum aims:
– To create a culture of aspiration and high performance, through our core values of respect, ambition and determination.
– To develop character through our LORIC principles (leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication), and ensure the health and wellbeing of our students.
– To provide currency, enabling our students to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and qualifications to be successful in all areas of their life.

To find out more about our curriculum contact admin@walbottlecampus.net

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum is designed around two mixed ability bands.

Maths are set by ability within these bands, based on a student’s Key Stage 2 assessment and our own internal assessment framework.

English, Humanities, Science and MFL are grouped by mixed ability. English has increased curriculum time to ensure all students have the requisite literacy levels to access all areas of our curriculum.

PE and Performing Arts follow a personalised specific programme of study which includes a combination of disciplines dependent on interest and skills.

Art and Technology incorporate a curriculum designed around developing creativity and embedding the skills required in the technology subjects.

The Personal, Social and Health Education program is delivered by the Progress Tutors three times a week and the topics, personalised to each year group, are launched during weekly assemblies. Both Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural and the promotion of British Values are included in the programs of study.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum covers the following traditional subjects:
• English
• Maths
• Science
• History
• RE
• Geography
• French
• Spanish
• Art & Design
• Drama & Performing Arts
• Music
• Design Technology
• Food Technology
• PE

The aim of the Key Stage 3 curriculum is to give students all the academic skills they will need in life, as well as pesonal skills that will allow them to make a valuable contribution to their community.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

The Key Stage 4 curriculum incorporates the core subjects of English, Maths, Science as well as PE. In addition to this, students choose a range of option subjects incoroporating both academic and vocational qualifications.

Further details of these can be found in our KS4 Progression Booklet.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

The Key Stage 5 curriculum at Walbottle Campus Sixth Form enables students to further their progression through more specialised choices. Further details can be found in our Sixth Form online course directory.

Our Curriculum is underpinned by three important areas, Culture, Character and Currency.

This ethos will ensure that our students leave school with the expertise, awareness and appropriate behaviours to make a successful transition in to the world of work or further study.

Our curriculum aims:
– To create a culture of aspiration and high performance, through our core values of respect, ambition and determination.
– To develop character through our LORIC principles (leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication), and ensure the health and wellbeing of our students.
– To provide currency, enabling our students to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and qualifications to be successful in all areas of their life.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum is designed around two mixed ability bands.

Maths are set by ability within these bands, based on a student’s Key Stage 2 assessment and our own internal assessment framework.

English, Humanities, Science and MFL are grouped by mixed ability. English has increased curriculum time to ensure all students have the requisite literacy levels to access all areas of our curriculum.

PE and Performing Arts follow a personalised specific programme of study which includes a combination of disciplines dependent on interest and skills.

Art and Technology incorporate a curriculum designed around developing creativity and embedding the skills required in the technology subjects.

The Personal, Social and Health Education program is delivered by the Progress Tutors three times a week and the topics, personalised to each year group, are launched during weekly assemblies. Both Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural and the promotion of British Values are included in the programs of study.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum covers the following traditional subjects:
• English
• Maths
• Science
• History
• RE
• Geography
• French
• Spanish
• Art & Design
• Drama & Performing Arts
• Music
• Design Technology
• Food Technology
• PE

The aim of the Key Stage 3 curriculum is to give students all the academic skills they will need in life, as well as pesonal skills that will allow them to make a valuable contribution to their community.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

The Key Stage 4 curriculum incorporates the core subjects of English, Maths, Science as well as PE. In addition to this, students choose a range of option subjects incoroporating both academic and vocational qualifications.

Further details of these can be found in our KS4 Progression Booklet.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

The Key Stage 5 curriculum at Walbottle Campus Sixth Form enables students to further their progression through more specialised choices. Further details can be found in our Sixth Form online course directory.