The Classroom Curriculum
The school day curriculum at Elemore Hall is dynamic and varied combining many of the subjects that any school would be expected to teach (English, Maths, Science, etc) with some more unusual areas of study such as Bushcraft and Outdoor Pursuits. We believe strongly in constantly looking at what we offer to pupils and trying to make it as appropriate, meaningful, enjoyable and accreditable as possible.
Pupils in Key Stage 3 follow courses in English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Art, Drama, Environmental Science, Humanities (History & Geography), Physical Education, Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Music and Culture (PSHE, RE and Citizenship).
The subjects studied at Key Stage 4 build upon those followed in KS3 and wherever possible lead to accreditation. In addition pupils take part in practical courses in Bushcraft and Outdoor Pursuits. All pupils follow the same curriculum, there are no options. We have thought very carefully about the accreditation and courses that we offer in Key Stage 4 - we want to ensure that pupils have opportunity to achieve the essential GCSEs of English and Maths but that they also access a range of subjects in order to maximise pupil interest and experience and prepare them for life beyond Elemore. With the majority of our leavers going on to practical courses, often in building, cookery or landscape/horticulture/animal care we believe that the mix of subjects that we offer is good preparation for the destinations that most of our pupils have post 16.
Subject and accreditation offered are as follows. Click on the subject for an overview of the course content:
English GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, Entry Level Certificate
Maths GCSE Mathematics, Entry Level Certificate
Science GCSE Biology
Environmental Science BTec Level 1/2 in Land Based Studies or Horticulture
ICT GCSE Digital Photography
Art GCSE Art (Endorsed and Unendorsed)
Humanities Entry Level Certificate (History)
PE BTec Level One Certificate in Sport and Active Leisure
Food Technology GCSE Food Technology, Entry Level Certificate
Resistant Materials GCSE Resistant Materials, Entry Level Certificate
Music Rockschool, Individual Instrument Graded Examinations
Culture GCSE Citizenship
Outdoor Pursuits Climbing (NICAS awards), Skiing (star awards), Canoeing (star awards)
To see the current classroom timetable please click here
The 24 hour curriculum
Most of our pupils also participate in Extended Evening or Residential activities. These are provided Monday - Thursday evening. Pupils can join a regular activity or take part in an ad hoc session. For example there is a regular football activity at Soccarena that concludes with a trip to a League football match, this is a popular activity that is based upon the same participants attending every week, whilst swimming is offered three times a week to different pools and does not require the same committment. (more coming soon)