Curriculum Overview

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Curriculum Overview

The curriculum at Ortu Gable Hall School has high expectations and aspirations for pupils, drives the relentless commitment to continually raise the quality of teaching to support the delivery of an outstanding curriculum.

The intent of our curriculum is to provide choice, breadth, challenge, success for all and high aspiration.  It is intended to enable our pupils to grow as individuals and prepare them for further and higher education as well as employment locally and further afield. Employment opportunities in our locality include: Care, Engineering, Logistics, Health, Information Technology, Creative, Finance and Construction (Source: Essex Employability Board 2014).

Our Key Stage3 Offer aims at producing capable learners who are ready and able to access within the Key Stage 4 curriculum. It also provided appropriate support those pupils who were not secondary ready on arrival from Key Stage 2, to progress in line with their peers.

The ‘Golden Threads’ of our Curriculum helps us achieve equality, equity and social justice through the explicit teaching of

Numeracy applied in context

Literacy, oral fluency and the promotion of reading

Scientific Enquiry and Creativity

The Understanding of the world around us, relationships in all contexts and citizenship.

At Key Stage 4, our curriculum offers GCSE subjects which enable all to access to the EBACC (English/English Literature, Maths, Science, Geography or History, French or German) as well as a range of vocational subjects which allow pupils a wide choice of pathways. It is in this way that our Key Stage 4 curriculum caters for key employment needs locally (care, engineering, logistics, health, IT and creative, finance, and construction) and prepares our students for their next steps in Further Education and Apprenticeships.

At Key stage 5, the intent of our offer is to prepare young people effectively for the next step - University, Apprenticeship and Employment as appropriate. The broad KS5 offer (A level English Language, English Literature, English Language & Literature, Maths, Further Maths, Additional Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sociology, Psychology, History, Criminology, Government & Politics, Art, Media, Photography, BTEC Health & Social Care, BTEC Applied Sciences, BTEC Sport, BTEC Business, Football and Netball Academies) is complemented by a well-resourced Programme of Ethics, Transition and Community (ETC), which prepares young pupils with the diverse experience needed for social accomplishment. Students are also able to combine both academic and vocational courses in some circumstances  as this enhances inclusion. This includes a strong Post 16 Student Union.

Subject Information

Curriculum Policy

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