About Our Curriculum
CLARE MOUNT'S SPECTRUM STEPS
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 – BTEC Tec. Digital IT; PE – Healthy Living & Fitness Entry Certificate or BTEC Sport Level 1.
Options: Geography - GCSE; Travel & Tourism - BTEC Level 1; Art - GCSE; DT - GCSE; Performing Arts – Vocational Skills; Media GCSE; Food Studies – Life Skills or Hospitality Vocational Level 1; Sports Leader Level 1 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 empowers our students in readiness for their future lives. Students continue to strive for higher qualifications in English & Maths and have the opportunity to learn new vocational and life skills. Work experience is a very important part of Clare Mount Sixth Form and placements are found for students in the 'world of work' for one day per week for the whole year.
Please contact Ms L. Evans if you have any questions or for more information about our curriculum and qualifications offered.