Key Stage 3 Curriculum
The following subjects are taught to all students in years 7 and 8:
- Jewish Studies
- Religious Studies (including philosophy)
- Modern Languages (Hebrew and French)
- Design Technology
- Food Technology
- Art & Design
- Computer Science
- PE and Sport
- Life Skills and Well Being
Students also take part in weekly assemblies and enrichment activities.
At the centre of our commitment to all pupils is the development of character, resilience and a growth mindset. We believe that our bespoke year 7 curriculum is an intrinsic part of how we seek to nurture our pupils, both in terms of the realisation that failure is required to succeed and building the confidence of our young people. The areas of resilience we promote in our student are; academic; physical; emotional; cultural; spiritual; endurance; behaviour; cognitive. The curriculum provides our students with opportunities and skills that they may not have access to in their day to day lives and also gives them opportunities that raise their aspirations for the future.
Whilst Computer Science teaching is given two dedicated lessons each week, the innovative IT infrastructure in place ensures that teachers incorporate IT into all lessons.
The school also has access to a dedicated media control room which allows students to develop their use of ICT in the arts. Geography, Religious Studies and History in total have been allocated additional time in the LJFS curriculum to ensure that students can aspire to the highest standards required while been taught with depth as well as breadth.
Both Modern Hebrew and French language is studied in year 7,8, and 9. Students use these languages as well as their study of Biblical Hebrew as the languages component.
Key to the design of our curriculum is the personalised learning paths beyond Key Stage 3. Whilst these paths will be primarily based in GCSEs, the school also ensures students have access to alternative educational routes, for example vocational courses and modern apprenticeships if and when required. These are provided on an individual basis and in conjunction with the Rodillian Academy and our wider FE partners.
Our curriculum is highly innovative and aspires to meet the demands of learners in the 21st Century; as such we strive to have an engaging, inspirational, motivated set of pupils to meet the demands of our curriculum.