Bingley Grammar School

Curriculum

Bingley Grammar School offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is accessible and engaging for students of all abilities, interests and aptitudes. Our curriculum includes extra-curricular activities which are organised in order to enrich the student’s experience as well as ensuring that the students learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. Our curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and that enable personal growth and development. We want students to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others, while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their true potential.

Aims

The aims of our school curriculum are:

  • to enable all students to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability
  • to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that students enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning
  • to motivate students by arousing a sense of curiosity and wonder
  • to enable students to be creative and to develop their own thinking
  • to be aware of the importance of their own positive contribution to society and their responsibilities as members of a local community and a global society
  • to teach students to have an awareness of their own spiritual development

Curriculum Structures

At Key Stage 5 the curriculum offers over 20 A Level courses and a range of vocational courses including a Level 2 programme for GCSE maths and/or English resits. 

The Key Stage 4 curriculum offers core GCSE subjects – English, English Literature, Maths, MFL, Geography or History and a broad diet of Science courses including Triple Science, Core and Additional Science and a BTEC option – and a range of options subjects that are shown below;

GCSE Art

GCSE Music

GCSE Business Studies

GCSE Photography

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE RE

GCSE Drama

GCSE Resistant Materials

GCSE Economics

GCSE Sports Studies

GCSE Food & Nutrition

GCSE Textiles

GCSE Graphics

GCSE Geography

BTEC Health & Social Care

GCSE History

Ingots ICT Skills

 


Options subjects are mainly GCSE qualifications but some vocational subjects provide more appropriate qualifications for some students. All students study PHSCE and core PE.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is broad and follows the National Curriculum.  Innovations such as a discrete Literacy hour and a cluster of Humanities in Year 7 are encouraged in order to support and develop key skills which provide the foundation for future learning.

Extended Learning Opportunities

Bingley Grammar School offers a wide and varied programme of cultural and sporting activities which support and extend the curriculum.  Homework is set in accordance with the school’s homework timetables. The school’s portal provides ample electronic resources for extended learning.

The Curriculum and Inclusion

The curriculum is designed to be accessed by all students who attend the school. If it proves necessary to modify a student’s access to the curriculum in order to meet his needs then we do this through consultation with parents.

For more information about our curriculum contact Mr Ashley by email: david.ashley@bingleygrammar.org

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