What is curriculum?
‘A school’s curriculum sets out the aims of a programme of education. It also sets out the structure for those aims to be implemented, including the knowledge and skills to be gained at each stage. It enables the school to evaluate pupils’ knowledge and skills against those expectations’ Ofsted
Curriculum at Eggbuckland Community College
The curriculum is much more than just our academic lessons. It includes the ethos, attitudes and relationships which together with our academic provision provides a broad, balanced and extensive curriculum that meets the needs and develops the aspiration of every young person in our care, leaving them well prepared for the future.
Our curriculum design aims to:
Create an ambitious curriculum which ensures our learners have access to the very best that has been thought, said and created.
Ensure each individual is introduced to ‘powerful knowledge’ that enables them to pursue their academic interests and unlock the exciting opportunities they have work so tenaciously to achieve.
Develop the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of our students so they journey to the next stage of their lives as rounded, compassionate and capable individuals.
Develop a curriculum which nurtures the talents of all our students, where the exceed national standards in attainment and progress. Which will enable them to access a broad range of options for their future studies.
Have a curriculum that is flexible and meets the changing needs of our community and wider society.
Develop their experiences beyond the classroom, providing opportunities for contextual learning and enrichment opportunities.
Our curriculum has fidelity to the National Curriculum, but expands beyond this to meet our local context, and ensuring it meets the needs of our community.
We aim to build on the successes that our children have had at Key Stage 2 by working with our Primary schools, as well as looking to address any gaps in knowledge that may have arisen.
Why is it integral that our curriculum is ambitious?
If we can give our students an education that is rich with well chosen knowledge, we can help them to become better thinkers, problem solvers and future leaders with all the benefits to our community that these attributes bring.
Pupils who have studied a strong curriculum will be better equipped to gain excellent qualifications, pursue careers that demand such qualifications, and access the socio-economic rewards of these careers.
Pupils who have studied a powerful curriculum will be better equipped to read and understand news and commentary, to question and challenge ideas and to participate in a healthy democracy which relies on the populace being well educated to keep a check on threats such as fake news, propaganda and extremism.
It should be the social entitlement of every child, from every household and every background to learn about the best of what has been thought and said and to have such knowledge passed on so that the fires are burning brightly for them when it is their turn.
Key Stage 5
(Years 12 and 13)
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
(Years 10 and 11)