Curriculum statement

We follow the National Curriculum at Focus School Hornby Campus and our aim is that each student leaves us with qualifications up to university entrance level, measured by UCAS points.img_0927

Our focus for 2017 and beyond is further developing our SDL (Self-Directed Learning) which we believe will provide our students with an excellent foundation to build on as they pursue their chosen career.

KS2

From Year 3 through to Year 6, our excellent team of teaching staff combine teamwork and passion to stretch our young students to meet National Curriculum standards and beyond. Particular emphasis is placed on the core areas of Numeracy, Literacy and Science.

Throughout Keystage 2 we lay the foundation for the students’ academic learning, and ignite the desire to achieve. We seek to provide a positive learning atmosphere that gives all children the best possible learning opportunities, matched to their individual needs, within a happy and safe environment.

Whilst academic achievement is important, we recognise our role in developing the “whole child”. Therefore we aim to promote not just intellectual growth but his/her physical, social, moral, spiritual, emotional, creative and aesthetic development, as well as raising self-esteem, encouraging a sense of responsibility, initiative, and self-discipline.

img_0982The curriculum offers – in addition to Numeracy, Literacy and Science – French, History, Geography, Art, Drama and PE (athletics, swimming and team games)

KS3

The focus is on the core subjects in KS3 with encouragement for students to branch out in their self-expression with subjects such as Art, D&T, Food, Latin, LAMDA Public Speaking, and Physical Education.

KS4

In Key Stage 4 students complete GCSE, London Institute of Business Finance, LAMDA and other exams. Most students take 6 -10 exams in Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, French, Food, Art, D&T and other subjects.

KS5

All students stay on to complete years 12 and 13, with most studying 3 A levels and 1 AS subject in year 12 and taking these through to A2 in year 13. Mathematics and English are offered to all levels, along with Accounts, Business Studies, Humanities, MFL and a range of vocational subjects.  Most students also complete an extended project qualification.

Learning by VCimg_0937

We deliver and receive a broader curriculum using teachers from other schools via Virtual Classroom (VC) video link, based in dedicated rooms at Hornby Campus, or through laptop based ‘Zoom’ technology.

 

Updated Oct 2016


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *