Curriculum Provision 2016

Across all key stages, Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form provides a broad and balanced range of activities that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum for 14 -19 year olds offers a good choice and flexibility in meeting all students’ needs.

An outstanding range of enrichment activities, including music, sports, visits and opportunities to contribute to community events, enhances the formal curriculum.

Many aspects of the curriculum are supported by the House system. All students work within houses to develop their awareness of the environmental issues, economic well-being and enterprise, communication and creative skills.

We actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. This is done through effective spiritual, moral social and cultural development of students, including through our extra- curricular work with the local community.

All year 7 students are involved with an engaging practical citizenship programme where students develop the skills needed to be active informed and responsible citizens who take responsibility for themselves and contribute positively to their communities.

Key Stage Three

All students study the following National Curriculum subjects: English, mathematics, science, PE, computer science, design and food technology, history, geography, music, drama, art, philosophy and ethics and citizenship. Students have the choice of Spanish or French as a modern foreign language.

Key Stage Four

During Year 9 students will select their Key Stage Four options from the two curriculum routes available. These pathways provide a range of subjects that cater for different learning styles, interests and career ideas. Extended options offer additional qualifications for gifted and talented students. There are several subjects that students have to study at Key Stage Four, including some that do not lead to formal qualifications. These subjects for the core curriculum and include English, mathematics, science, philosophy and ethics, computer science and modern foreign language (for the majority of students.) Personal, social and health education and work-related learning remain an important part of the curriculum in Key Stage Four.

Key Stage Five

Many students choose to continue their education at Blythe Bridge High School and Sixth Form after Year 11. At Key Stage Five students choose from a range of 30 A Level and vocational courses. Students follow a detailed tutorial programme which supports the formal curriculum through themed topics.

Students take part in a work experience programme where they build their knowledge and confidence of vocational areas through researching and applying for a placement and reflecting on their experience diary in addition, students and involved in enterprise education through their involvement in enterprise activities.

Our Curriculum provision for 2016/17 can be viewed here: Curriculum Provision 2016