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 Outdoor Pursuits that may include Indoor Climbing, Bushcraft, Skiing, etc, depending on the year. 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 a wide range of post16 destinations, we believe that the mix of subjects that we offer is good preparation for life after Elemore.
Curriculum Subject Overview
Subject and accreditation offered are as follows. Click on the subject for more details about the subject and an overview of the course content:
English – GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, Entry Level Certificate
Maths – GCSE Mathematics, Entry Level Certificate
Science – GCSE Physics and Chemistry
Environmental Science BTec Level 1/2 in Horticulture
ICT – GCSE Digital Photography
Art – GCSE Art (Endorsed and Unendorsed)
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)
Our current classroom timetable is a little different from normal as we have created it to enable the school to maintain bubbles in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pupils will continue to study the same subjects as planned but the length of time available for each subject/class group has changed out of necessity for the time being.
The 24 Hour Curriculum
Our Social ‘timetable’ operates 24 hours a day. Staff offer many opportunities for pupils personal, social and independence development, some of thes are through organised evening activities or residence, others come during mealtimes, breaktimes, trips and visits, performance and representation Most of our pupils 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 commitment.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Elemore Hall School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report.
If you would like more details about the curriculum that we offer at Elemore Hall, please contact Mike Hunter (Deputy Headteacher).
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