Overview

Rationale

  • To embed the IB profile throughout the curriculum from 2017 as an IB World School.
  • To ensure all students are fully prepared for the next stage of education.
  • To improve progress measures across all subjects but particularly core.
  • To achieve greater proportion of higher grades to allow more students to study IB at 6th Form.
  • To ensure a wide range of study with meaningful onward routes.

 

Progression from Year 7 to Year 12

  • The IB learner profile enables the curriculum to embed the values and ethos of the school.
  • A transition group in Year 7 supports those in our SRP (ASD) but is structured to allow movement throughout the year into the mainstream.
  • KS3 is banded with a particular focus on progress of high ability students and support of students with SEN.
  • KS3 is broad and balanced; as a school we are passionate about ensuring KS3 students study creative, technology and computing based subjects.
  • KS4 options offer a range of opportunities – we offer an EBACC choice but until this gives students the opportunity to achieve as they should this will be a very small number.
  • Vocational subjects are offered at KS4 but offer a pathway into KS5 vocational subjects and the IBCP.
  • Other vocational subjects (Hair & Beauty) may be offered to a small number of KS4 students – these are not recognised in the performance tables but are used as a motivational tool to ensure these students perform well across the board.
  • We access off site alternative curriculum at present through the MMAP but we are exploring other alternatives.

 

Opportunities for PPG beyond the classroom

  • Subsidised trips
  • Counselling service
  • PPG students in Year 11 assigned a mentor
  • Music

 

Opportunities for most able

  • Triple Science curriculum
  • EBACC
  • All KS4 high attainers mentored by SLT
  • Revision courses in holidays for 9/8/7 students

 

Further Curriculum Details
Parents or other members of the public can contact the Headteacher to find out more about the curriculum.

The Holmesdale School
The Holmesdale School
Malling Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5HS
Tel: 01634 240416 Fax: 01634 244041
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