Curriculum Map

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum:

  • Will enable to School to deliver its Vision of developing uniquely talented young adults who are independent, strong and confident
  • Will provide a broad and balanced education for all students, which is ambitious, particularly for disadvantaged students, forward looking, innovative and of the highest academic quality
  • Will be planned and sequenced to:
    • Enable students to acquire knowledge, understand concepts and develop skills, and be able to answer subject-specific questions 
    • Support students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
    • Support students’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
    • Promote a positive attitude towards lifelong learning, teaching skills which will be transferable beyond life at AHS
    • Ensure equitable access to learning, with high expectations for every student and appropriate levels of challenge and support
    • Build on what has been taught before, to promote success for all students
    • Account for delays and gaps in learning that have arisen and continue to arise as a result of the pandemic
  • Will provide subject choices that support students’ learning and progression, and enables them to work towards achieving their goals
  • Will provide rigour, and so develop students’ independent learning skills and resilience, to equip them for further/higher education and employment
  • Will prepare students to be the problem solvers of the future in a fast-changing world

Curriculum Implementation

Curriculum Impact

The school will measure the impact of the curriculum in a number of ways including:

  • External examination results at GCSE and A Level, with a focus on progress
  • Tracking, through termly data drops and annual reporting
  • Participation of students in co-curricular activities
  • Destinations of leavers, both in Year 11 and Year 13
  • Retention of Year 11 students into Year 12
  • Quality assurance through Leadership Team monitoring
  • Attendance
  • Option trends

The Headteacher is responsible for ensuring that all required elements of the curriculum have aims and objectives which reflect the aims of the school and indicate how the needs of individual students will be met.  The Leadership Team will monitor the curriculum through data summits, lesson observations. learning walks, Deep Dives, student and staff surveys, student focus groups and conversations in fortnightly line management meetings.

Governors will monitor whether the school is complying with its funding agreement and teaching a broad and balanced curriculum which includes the required subjects, through school visits and reports made to the T&L Committee or the FGB.