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 29 A Level and vocational courses as well as a Level 2 programme for GCSE Maths and/or English resits. We also run an EPQ program for students to focus on their area of interest.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum offers core GCSE subjects – English, English Literature, Maths, MFL, Geography or History and Science courses including Separate Sciences and Combined Science, plus a range of options subjects that are shown below;

GCSE Art & Design

GCSE Photography

GCSE Geology

GCSE Enterprise & Marketing

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE Personal & Social Education

GCSE Drama

GCSE Engineering

BTEC Hospitality & Catering

GCSE Physical Education

GCSE Food & Nutrition

GCSE Philosophy, Ethics & Religion

GCSE Film Studies

GCSE Geography

BTEC Health & Social Care

GCSE History

GCSE Psychology

GCSE Statistics


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 their 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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