The Curriculum offered at Monkwearmouth is designed around three key areas to embrace our core values:
1. BROAD AND BALANCED:
Students study the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 which includes a wide range of academic and practical subjects. Curriculum time is fairly distributed, so students develop the essential skills and knowledge in each subject to achieve their full potential. Careful planning ensures our Curriculum builds on prior knowledge gained throughout primary school and during secondary school.
At Key Stage 4, students are placed on an appropriate pathway and can study a range of academic and high-quality vocational qualifications. Most students are entered for the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) to ensure they have a broad range of qualifications to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in life.
Interwoven into our carefully designed Curriculum are opportunities in each subject for students to develop their character, literacy, digital literacy and numeracy skills. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is present in each Scheme of Work to enable students to develop important life skills and knowledge to succeed in the modern world. The Curriculum considers the local and national context to prepare students for life in modern Britain.
We are ambitious for all of our students, regardless of their starting point and our Curriculum is differentiated to ensure students of all ages, abilities and aptitudes can achieve. Monkwearmouth staff are highly skilled and adapt teaching to motivate and challenge all students to achieve their personal best.