Life in all its fullness – a place to thrive.
Our curriculum enables the holistic development of our pupils through a rounded education.
The curriculum is at the heart of a school’s purpose and our curriculum reflects our Trust vision: life in all its fullness – a place to thrive. At Hope Sentamu Learning Trust we recognise that improving educational outcomes is the biggest way we can positively impact our students’ futures. We take the term ‘educational’ in its most broad sense: this means more than just a set of results1.
It includes a child’s intellectual development, but also social and emotional development, citizenship and responsibility, happiness and success. We hope that this vision is ‘lived’ in the way teachers develop the curriculum and the way students experience it. We want a curriculum that is effectively designed and implemented, that is true to subjects’ core content and concepts, develops a love of lifelong learning, and creates beautiful work, expertise, fascination and wonder2.
1 Mary Myatt, The Curriculum (John Catt 2018) pp20 – 23
2 Mary Myatt, The Curriculum (John Catt 2018) pp 44 – 46
The curriculum at George Pindar School is key to the development of the whole child. Whilst each student covers subjects as listed below, the essential thread throughout each lesson every day is to stretch, challenge and enthuse every student to give their very best and develop a passion for future life.
At George Pindar School, every student is truly known and often individually tailored programmes are developed to maximise their individual potential.
Beyond the classroom students experience wider opportunities through taking part in numerous extra curricula activities, community events, school performances and trips both at home and abroad.
If you want to find out more about our Curriculum, please contact the Assistant Vice Principal: Curriculum, Mrs C Prentice.
|Key Stage 3||Key Stage 4|
|Subject||Hours per week||Subject||Hours per week|
|English||4||English||Y9 5; Y10 4; Y11 5|
|Maths||3||Maths||Y9 4; Y10 5; Y11 5|
|Science||3||Combined Science||Y9 5; Y10 5; Y11 4|
|History||2||Philosophy & Ethics||1|
|Geography||2||4 Option subjects from the list below (GCSE unless otherwise stated)||2 hours each|
|PE||2||Art||Health & Social Care (BTEC)|
|IT||1||Child Care (CACHE)||Hospitality & Catering|
|IT||1||Computer Science *||Music|
|Design & Technology||2||Construction (EDUQAS)||Photography *|
Creative iMedia (CAMB Nat)
|Physical Education (BTEC)|
|Drama||1||Dance *||Psychology *|
|Philosophy & Ethics||1||Design & Technology||Religious Studies *|
|Engineering (EAL Level 1 or Level 2)||Retail in Business|
|Geography||Performing Arts (Drama)|
|Hair & Beauty (VCert)|
*Subjects delivered at Graham School
The school complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 to make the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs. Please take a look at our RSE and Health Education Policy on Our Policies page.