The Noel-Baker 11-16 Curriculum

The curriculum at Noel-Baker ensures all learners are able to follow appropriate qualifications, at the right level facilitating progression to their preferred learning pathway. Options are linked to national curriculum and accountability changes. An in-depth IAG programme is in place to ensure students are able to make informed decisions about their choice of qualifications and where they will lead. We currently have and are further developing external links to provide additional input and guidance to our students.

 

 

Key stage 3

Students are provided with Information and guidance through information provided within assembly and through the pastoral system who performs a vital role in contributing to this provision and providing for the needs of individual students. Specialised events are organised to support students especially in year 9 with their GCSE options to support them in their individual pathway.

 

 

Key stage 4

Students are encourage to participate in work experience. Students are equipped with an understanding on how to find engaging and insightful work experience placements. This is supported by the pastoral team and other members of staff who visit the students when on placement. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves within these placements and try and find these in a possible employment areas that they are interested in.

Students are provided with information and advice individual to their needs to support them in making a successful transition into Post 16. We work with outside agencies to offer impartial advice, and provide them with the skills to apply for the opportunities that are beneficial to them.

 

 

Key Stage 5 – Currently being reviewed and updated.

All students at Noel-Baker follow a broad and balanced curriculum.  The Noel-Baker curriculum is designed to engage and challenge all students to strive to achieve their full potential, both in their studies and in developing as young people equipped to live happy and fulfilling lives in modern Britain and beyond. We aim to develop confident, considerate and successful young people, who enjoy and appreciate the value of learning and citizenship, ready to make positive contributions to their local communities and to society.

Through the Key Stage 3 we aim to develop students as effective learners, equipped with the skills and self-awareness required to succeed through our BLP programme.  These skills become increasingly important as students progress through the school, and are key to achieving one’s potential.

In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) students follow a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and Physical Education (PE).  Students then have a choice of four ‘optional’ subjects to specialise in.  We strongly encourage students to consider the choices they make at this stage within the context of the ‘pathways’ open to them Post-16 and beyond.

Students’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural education at Noel-Baker is essential to their development as young people.  All curriculum areas contribute to this programme, alongside specialist provision within  Religious Education  and through the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme which focusses on areas including sex and relationships, careers, health, democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  At Key Stage 3 and 4 we provide a dedicated programme of specialised events and opportunities.  Across the whole school, the pastoral system also performs a vital role in contributing to this provision and providing for the needs of individual students.

At Noel-Baker we believe strongly in the importance of providing students with a wide range ofextra-curricular opportunities.  These include clubs and teams across the Arts and Sports, as well as additional Academic clubs and student-led groups with particular interests.  We strongly encourage students to participate in such activities both within and outside school, in order to achieve an effective work-life balance.

Extra-Curricular PE Clubs 

 

 

Key Stage 3

In Y7 all students receive (per fortnight unless specified otherwise)

·         6 hours in English Language and Literature, Maths and Science

·         5 hours in French

·         3 hours in eBacc subjects (Geography, History and RE)

·         1 hour per week in Art, Drama and Music.

·         4 hours in a carousel in IT, Technology and Food.

·         4 hours in PE.

In addition, students follow a statutory PSHE programme in extended tutor time each Friday P1 and through annual programmes of assemblies with specialist inputs covering all aspects of the PSHE curriculum.

 

 

In Y8 all students receive (per fortnight unless specified otherwise)

·         7 hours in English Language and Literature and Maths

·         6 hours of Science

·         5 hours in French

·         3 hours in eBacc subjects (Geography, History and RE)

·         1 hour per week in Art, Drama and Music.

·         4 hours in a carousel in IT, Technology and Food.

·         4 hours in PE.

In addition, students follow a statutory PSHE programme in extended tutor time each Friday P1 and through annual programmes of assemblies with specialist inputs covering all aspects of the PSHE curriculum.

 

 

In Y9 all students receive (per fortnight unless specified otherwise)

·         7 hours in English Language and Literature, Maths and Science

·         5 hours in French

·         3 hours in eBacc subjects (Geography, History and 2 hours in RE)

·         1 hour per week in Art, Drama and Music.

·         4 hours in a carousel in IT, Technology and Food.

·         4 hours in PE.

In addition, students follow a statutory PSHE programme in extended tutor time each Friday P1 and through annual programmes of assemblies with specialist inputs covering all aspects of the PSHE curriculum.

 

 

Key Stage 4

In Y10 all students receive (per fortnight unless specified otherwise)

·         8 hours in English Language and Literature, Maths and Science (Double)

·         4 hours in PE.

·         5 hours of Option subjects (4 Options)

 

In addition, students follow a statutory PSHE programme in extended tutor time each Friday P1 and through annual programmes of assemblies with specialist inputs covering all aspects of the PSHE curriculum.

 

 

 

In Y11 all students receive (per fortnight unless specified otherwise)

·         9 hours in English Language and Literature, Maths and Science (Double)

·         4 hours in PE.

·         5 hours of Option subjects (3 Options)

 

In addition, students follow a statutory PSHE programme in extended tutor time each Friday P1 and through annual programmes of assemblies with specialist inputs covering all aspects of the PSHE curriculum.

 

 

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