In recent years, our curriculum has focused on English, Maths and Art, along with developing strategies to improve behaviour. Last year, we introduced Accelerated reader onto the teaching curriculum with a view that improved readers make better learners. Our strategy is proving to be effective and reading across the school has improved in terms of performance and more importantly, enjoyment.
This year, we have also introduced Functional Skills in maths and English at Level 1 (and Level 2 for those we feel are able); 78% of our Y11s have passed English and 75% have passed Maths. At time of writing, we are waiting for the results of the latest series, as we aim for a 100% pass rate in each Functional Skills subject.
We are now taking the curriculum to the next level by introducing a variety of subjects across the curriculum; all of which have recognised qualifications at the end for our pupils to potentially leave Hope High with.
Our curriculum will offer GCSEs, BTEC/ Level 1 and 2 certificates, AQA certificates and ASDAN awards. The subjects are being taught from Y7 through to Y11 and include:
- Sport/ PE
- Food Technology
Aside from the academic curriculum, each class will also follow a programme in Forest School and some will be selected for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award if they show commitment.