As a school our aim is to provide learning opportunities that will develop our students to become responsible, respectful, confident, independent, young adults who make a positive contribution to, and are prepared for life beyond Spring Hill High School.
The main Principles of the curriculum.
All students follow a personalised curriculum based on prior attainment data, CEM data, For Skills data, student aspirations and challenging targets.
All students will develop Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills.
All students will be actively involved in British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect of those with different faiths and beliefs.
All students to develop an understanding of the world in which they live, and be prepared to contribute to their community.
Learning will be will be relevant to the context of life and work.
The curriculum will:
- Provide balance, relevance, differentiation and progression.
- Promote knowledge and understanding, physical and interpersonal qualities, values and attitudes.
- Be increasingly diverse and flexible while promoting the individualised learning and facilitating the national agenda.
- Provide work related learning.
- Provide parents/carers/social worker with curriculum information relevant to their child.
- Lead to qualifications that are that are of worth for employers, and for entry to higher and further education.
- Prepare students to make informed and appropriate choices at the end of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.
The curriculum will prepare students for the future by:
- Securing achievement in Literacy and Numeracy.
- Develop lifelong independent learning .
- Ensure courses provide progression and continuity in learning experiences.
- Students will be exposed to a broad and balanced relevant, differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of a full range of abilities.
- Enable students to reach their full potential.
- Supporting students to secure understanding of personal moral values, respect for religious values, and tolerance of other races, beliefs and the way of life.
- Preparing students to make informed and appropriate choices at Key Stage 4 and 5.
Key Stage Three
Students follow the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3. This includes: Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, Physical Education, Religious Education, Spanish, Design Technology, Art, ICT and PHSE/Career Options.
Students have the opportunity to achieve a number of AQA Unit Awards.
Key Stage Four and Five
A full complement of GCSE which includes;
- AQA GCSE English and English Literature
- AQA GCSE Mathematics
- AQA GCSE Science Trilogy
- AQA GCSE Biology
- AQA GCSE Geography
- AQA GCSE History
- AQA GCSE RE
- AQA GCSE Citizenship
- AQA GCSE Computing Science
- AQA GCSE Business Studies
- AQA GCSE Sociology
- AQA GCSE Media Studies
- AQA GCSE Art
- AQA Level 1/Level 1 Preparation for Working Life
- AQA FCSE Spanish
A number of Functional Skills
- English Entry Level 1 - Level 2
- Maths Entry Level 1 - Level 2
- ICT Entry Level 1 - Level 2
A number of VCerts
- Business and Enterprise Level 1 & 2
- Food and Cookery Level 1&2
- Health and Fitness Level 1&2
The Art Awards