Curriculum

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

Nelson Mandela

KS3 Curriculum - Years 7, 8, 9

The intent of the Turing School curriculum is to raise aspirations and grow students' character by developing a range of skills within subjects; fundamental British values, enhanced innovative thinking, encouraging diversity and respect and ensuring our students have high aspirations to support their future employability. 

The Turing School prides itself on its inclusivity as a school and community by ensuring all of our students, no matter their starting point, are given the opportunity to excel academically and emotionally.  This is achieved through a curriculum that promotes deep learning and one that continually builds on our students' previous skills and knowledge to move forward. As an inclusive school our curriculum has been developed to instil a ‘love of learning’.   The curriculum is modelled around a three-year Key Stage 3 and a two-year Key Stage 4.    

All students study the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • PE
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • SPHERE

Religious Education is taught within SPHERE and adheres to the East Sussex agreed syllabus. Parents can withdraw their child from all or part of the religious education and collective worship programme if they choose to. 

Relationships and Sex Education is taught within the Community sessions and Science Curriculum and adheres to National Curriculum and locally agreed guidelines. Parents can withdraw their child from the elements of the programme that are not part of the National Curriculum.

All students continue to study all subjects until the end of Year 9 by which time they will have chosen their options. 

KS4 Curriculum - Years 10 & 11

The KS4 curriculum builds naturally on the work students have been doing in KS3. The KS4 curriculum is two years long allowing students to focus on and develop the concepts and skills required for GCSE study in the subjects they choose to pursue. The subject offer is divided into two components, the Core Curriculum and the Options Curriculum.

The Core Curriculum reflects national statutory requirements and includes: GCSE English Language and Literature; GCSE Maths; GCSE Science including Triple Science; Physical Education and SPHERE.

All students must opt between studying GCSE History or Geography in Key Stage 4, and then choose two additional GCSE or Technical Award (GCSE Equivalent) Options which currently include:

  • Art
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design Technology – Materials or Textiles route
  • Drama BTEC 
  • Film Studies
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • History
  • imedia
  • Music
  • (PE) BTEC Health and Fitness
  • Product Design
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish

Details about each pathway and qualification are shared with parents, carers and students during the GCSE Options process. We host a GCSE Options information evening and provide a detailed GCSE Options booklet outlining the process and containing detail on the content and method of assessment in each qualification. Each student also attends an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team or the Head of Key Stage before their options are finalised. This allows us to ensure the qualifications and pathway chosen by the student is appropriate for their aptitude, ability and aspirations.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

The Turing School places students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education including British values at the heart of all that we do.

We actively and effectively promote co-operative values across the entire curriculum.
 

Curriculum Model

The Turing School curriculum Model is built around a one-week timetable of 6 x 55 minute lessons. Each term has a drop-down day with a focus on Safeguarding and Personal Development and Wellbeing. 

 

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Or call: 01323 465700