Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




Sixth Form

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Overview - Knowledgeable and Expert Learners - Curriculum

Beckfoot Upper Heaton (5)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

The academic pathways at KS4 are designed to ensure that all students study subjects according to their needs whilst following an EBACC pathway. 

All students will study English, Maths, Science, a Modern Foreign Language, either History and Geography alongside their chosen Optional Subjects. The highest set in Science will study Triple Science and other groups will study Combined Science. 

Students are able to choose from a wide range of GCSE and vocational subjects after consultation with parents, senior staff, tutors and their subject teachers. 

Year 9 Options Booklet February 2022