At Devizes School our curriculum is designed to underpin our school values of Courage, Pride, Resilience and our vision statement of Raising Aspirations and Building Futures.
Our curriculum intent statement is:
“A broad and rich subject-based curriculum that supports holistic education and which raises expectations and builds futures.”
There is a national curriculum set for each subject and each year group that ensures children at Devizes School get the best education possible.
This is achieved in a number of ways with a flexible support group on entry into Year 7, designed to help with transition and improving low levels of literacy. There is also a flexible, high-ability Ebacc group which is formed around greater challenge and potential for the Ebacc route later in Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 3 Overview
The curriculum in KS3 has some key guiding principles:
- Recognise and build on the KS2 curriculum and therefore maximise learning in KS3.
- Ensure students are adequately prepared for success in KS4 and beyond.
- Ensure students are able to have the necessary skills to access the curriculum in KS4 and beyond, such as adequate levels on literacy, numeracy, independence, and extended writing.
- Ensure the curriculum gives students opportunities for further engagement both inside and outside of school.
- Ensure the needs of Devizes School students in the ever-changing world in which we live are continued to be met.
- Ensure students in year 7 are supported in the transition from primary to secondary.
- Ensure that PP students are supported to succeed in the curriculum.
This is achieved in a number of ways, with a flexible nurture group formed for students with low levels of literacy and students who may find transition difficult. There is also a flexible high-ability group which is formed around greater challenge and potential for the Ebacc route.
Key Stage 4 Overview
The KS4 curriculum is based on a number of guiding principles:
- A core curriculum is provided which is essential for all students’ future success.
- An optional element is provided which is personalised around every student.
Both of these principles give students solid foundations on which to progress to further study and future life.
Changes to Qualifications
GCSEs and A-levels are being reformed into linear qualifications. For further details, including information specific to younger year groups, click the button below.