The purpose of the curriculum here at Ounsdale High School is to give our students a broad and balanced learning experience that inspires pupils to learn. This means that we want our students to experience a range of subject disciplines that help them to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of their education, including linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technical, human and social, physical and artistic learning. We also aim to ensure that students have access to subject content that will help prepare them for the world of work.
Choices for Life, RE and PE are seen as essential components of the school’s broad and balanced curriculum and along with tutorials, assemblies and the extra-curricular programme, are important in supporting students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.
Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British values, are important aspects of the school’s work and are addressed through the curriculum and wider experiences that students have in school.
The curriculum also develops students’ understanding of fundamental British values and provides opportunities for students to appreciate the importance of good behaviour, physical, mental and personal well-being and keeping themselves safe. We seek to ensure that all of our students understand the key values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs, all of which are values integral to modern British society. We also use the school’s PSHE provision to provide opportunities for students to appreciate the importance of good behaviour, physical, mental and personal well-being and keeping themselves safe. Students are given within PSHE and RE the opportunity to learn about, explore and debate issues surrounding equality, diversity, radicalisation and extremism.
This information relates to curriculum provision in 2016-17.
Details of the curriculum offer for Year 9 and 10 students 2017–18 will be available to students and on the website in December 2016.