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Curriculum

Curriculum

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and maximises the opportunities for a successful transition into higher or further education, training and employment.

At Key Stage 3 (years 7 and 8) students study English, mathematics, science, history, geography, religious education, a modern foreign language (French, German or Spanish), design and technology, art, music, drama, ICT and computing, physical education and personal, social and health education.

At Key Stage 4 (years 9, 10 and 11) all students follow one of several flexible pathways which include a wide range of academic subjects, including the English Baccalaureate, and some more vocationally orientated courses. Students are carefully assigned to pathways based on their assessment information.

All students will study:
English Language and English Literature
Mathematics
Science (triple or double award)
History or Geography
Religious Education
Physical Education
Personal, Social and Health Education

Those following the English Baccalaureate pathway will also study a modern foreign language (French, German or Spanish)

In addition, students may choose from a full range of academic subjects including:

Additional mathematics, Business studies, Computing, ICT, Media studies, Photography, Product design, Resistant materials, Catering, Health and social care, Child development, Art, Dance, Drama, Music and PE.

Core Values, Statements;
  • Maths - We promote the core values in mathematics through the development of accurate problem solving skills.

  • Science – In Science we promote the core values by developing the skills to critically question the world around us

  • PE - We aim ton encourage all students to actively participate in a variety of sports and athletic activities.   They learn through lessons, extra curricular, PSHE days and competition to have a love of learning for Physical Education.  We embed respect, cooperation and determination through Physical Education to make students of Light Hall aspire to excellence.

  • History – we support the Light Hall core values by providing opportunities for students to develop their sound moral compass through investigation of the past.

  • Geography  - we support the Light Hall core values by encouraging students to value others around them and set the highest aspirations for their own behaviour.

  • Religious Education  - we support the Light Hall core values by encouraging students to understand and comprehend the beliefs and values of others.

  • Art and Design – For Art and Design we seek to promote pupils visual excellence and love of learning through the advancement of imaginative originality and creative skills, offering opportunities for active participation in Art, Craft and Design as a vehicle for conceptual and practical creative educational advancement.

  • Design and Technology  - In Design Technology we enable students to take action by working creatively and collaboratively, we seek to teach students through creative problem solving and expression through to design and manufacture in a variety of material areas.

  • ICT: - In ICT we support the core values by teaching how to stay safe online and being able to use ICT in the wider world of business.

  • Child Development  - In Child Development we develop students’ knowledge and understanding of human needs in a diverse society in order to know how to provide quality care and early education to children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

  • Media Studies – In media studies we strive to have a greater understanding of the world around us and demonstrate this through expression and creativity.

  • Music – In music we teach through using and creating experiences to express and inspire.

  • Drama – In drama we teach through collaboration and exploration of the human spirit.