The curriculum at Caldew School is designed to support our vision statement:
It is our aim that the curriculum at Caldew:
· Has students at its heart.
· Is fit for purpose, ambitious, broad and balanced, offering differentiation and personalisation as required.
· Prepares all students for a successful working life in a 21st century global society.
· Enables students firstly to achieve and then exceed national standards in achievement, attainment and progression.
· Promotes the development of students’ SMSC understanding, including fundamental British Values.
At Caldew students follow a traditional curriculum, supplemented where appropriate with more vocational courses or wider learning experiences
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 covers Years 7-9. The first 3 years of secondary school. Students in KS3 have to study a number of compulsory subjects based on the National Curriculum.
To view the curriculum our students follow, please click on one of the subjects below:
Key Stage 4
We believe in the majority of students following traditional GCSE courses.
All students will study:
- English Language and English Literature
- Physics, Chemistry & Biology or Combined Science
- Religious Studies / Citizenship (RPE & SfL).
All students have regular PE lessons.
The remainder of the curriculum is made up of four optional subjects chosen by the students.
The courses they choose from are: (Please click a course title for course details)
The school has an extensive offer for Sixth Form students with over 20 A Levels to choose from as well as some Applied Courses. Further details are available in the Sixth Form section of the website.
Equality Act and SEND
In our approach to the curriculum we ensure that we comply with our duties set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 where we ensure we are making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs. Our staff ensure that we differentiate teaching and learning strategies to make the curriculum assessable to all SEND students. Each subjects curriculum intent has been designed to take into account the needs of SEND students and for a small group of students there are additional literacy lessons. Please see the SEND section of our website for more information on how we meet the needs of our SEND students.