Clare Mount's curriculum is designed to be adaptable and so ensure that the individual needs of every student are met.
The focus in Year 7 is to ensure a successful transition from primary, so that students are able to bring with them previous knowledge and skills and learn to apply them in a different setting. In the Autumn Term, time is taken to baseline all students; with teachers identifying all our Year 7 students' strengths and 'where they are at' so that aspirational targets and progression steps can be planned.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum incorporates literacy, numeracy, interpersonal, citizenship and employability skills alongside academic subjects appropriate to the needs of secondary-aged students, in line with the National Curriculum. Religious Education is a valued part of our curriculum and our school celebrates Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural values as an integral part of our students' learning.
The Key Stage 4 curriculum offers access to a wide range of aspirational qualifications to our students including the following:
Core Subjects: English Language - GCSE / Entry Level; English Literature - GCSE; Mathematics - GCSE / Entry Level; Science - GCSE / BTEC Level 2 or Level 1; ICT - CAMNAT Level 1 / 2; Modern Foreign Language (French).
Options: Geography - GCSE; Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 1; Art GCSE; 3-D Design GCSE; Drama GCSE Media GCSE; Catering GCSE or Home Cooking BTEC; Sport BTEC Level 1; Sports Leader Level 1 / 2 and History Entry Level Certificate.
At Clare Mount, we recognise the importance of developing non-academic strengths; we therefore also include within our KS4 curriculum, a larger percentage of physical education to ensure the health & well-being of our students. This includes timetabled lessons for students to work towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Award - both Bronze and Silver. Students also work towards a Personal, Social, Health Education qualification ensuring that our students gain many of the skills required to move on when they are ready.
Students in our Sixth Form follow a curriculum which enables students to prepare for the adult world, encouraging self-sufficiency and confidence to work successfully within society. There is a Personal and Social Development enrichment programme which leads to a Level 1 qualification and more importantly empowers our students in readiness for their future lives. Students continue to strive for higher qualifications in English, Maths and ICT and have the opportunity to learn new skills in a Further Education setting. Work experience is a vital part of Clare Mount Sixth Form and supported placements are found for students in the 'world of work' for one day per week for the whole year whenever possible.
Please contact Ms L. Evans for more information on curriculum and qualifications.