Curriculum Map

Curriculum Intent

Aylesbury High School offers every student a balanced and broad STEAM curriculum which is forward-looking, innovative and of the highest academic quality. We plan for each student to reach their full potential and recognise their individual needs. We ensure there is a variety of creative subjects on offer across the year groups as we place a high emphasis in preparing our students to be the problem solvers of the future.

We cultivate self-confidence, independent thinking, tolerance and a sense of responsibility in our students. We believe that learning is enhanced by a happy, friendly and secure environment characterised by co-operation and mutual respect.

We provide opportunities for students to develop their skills and their ideas through the arts, sport and recreation, House activities and community involvement. We offer a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities that sit alongside the academic studies and we encourage all of our students to participate in enrichment activities.

Throughout our curriculum, the AHS values should be apparent:

In all that we do, we aim to prepare girls for life in the fast-changing world of which they will become adult members, ready to play an active and positive part in the local, national and international community. As a girls’ grammar school, we want to encourage confidence and aspiration. We want to inspire every student to seek challenge, realise their potential and prepare for the world of today and tomorrow.

Our curriculum takes full account of the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.  We ensure our curriculum is accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs.  For more information on this please see our SEND page or contact our SENDCo

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, including STEAM

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.