Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

At Beckfoot Upper Heaton, we ensure that our curriculum is relevant in meeting the needs of all students. It builds their cultural capital, motivates and excites. The curriculum will equip every student with the skills, knowledge and values to succeed. We ensure that we challenge and nurture our students so that no child is left behind.

“Every child needs to believe deep down that life is not something done to you, but something you can grasp and shape into something meaningful”

Our curriculum encourages our students to be:

Confident Communicators: our curriculum provides opportunity for all our learners to be able to confidently express themselves and articulate their opinions in a range of scenarios, both verbally and in writing.

Knowledgeable and Expert Learners: our curriculum enables all our learners to make above average progress, no matter what their starting point. Through well planned and sequenced schemes of work, learners develop a wide range of skills and a breadth of knowledge.

Committed Community Contributors: our curriculum provides opportunities both in and out of the classroom for our learners to gain cultural capital and a deeper understanding of the world. Students are proud of their school and community, whilst developing personal and leadership skills.

Future-Ready Young People: our curriculum provides the qualifications and experiences to ensure our learners are prepared for life in the 21st Century. We support all young people and encourage them to be aspirational.

Key Stage Three: Years 7, 8 & 9

At Key Stage 3 we ensure all of our learners access a broad and balanced curriculum including Maths, English, Humanities, Languages, Sports, Arts and Technology subjects. Students study Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education through our Personal Development programme which comprises of a form tutor programme of study, assemblies and Wider Learning Days.

Students at Beckfoot Upper Heaton choose their options in Year 9 and start their Key Stage 4 programme in Year 10.

Key Stage Four: Years 10 & 11

Flexible pathways ay Key Stage 4 are designed to ensure that all students study subjects appropriate to their needs. All students study English, Maths and Science in addition to their option subjects.

The EBacc Pathway provides the opportunity to study History, Geography, French or Urdu alongside Maths, English Language, English Literature and Science.

All students choose from a wide range of GCSE and vocational subjects after consultation with parents, senior staff and their form tutors.