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Curriculum

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to flow from the grounding in the Nursery Department through to the upper sections of the school, culminating in external examinations at 16 years of age. Some pupils are not necessarily set by their chronological age and are fast tracked. These pupils are able to sit their external examinations early.

 

The curriculum is balanced and reflects, as a minimum standard, the National  Curriculum and is taught by fully-qualified and experienced staff. It is designed to provide all pupils with a broad academic, personal and social education relevant to their needs both now and in the future.

 

Throughout the day in the Early Years classes at Beech House, your child is gently and patiently introduced to the skills of language, number, and arts and crafts. He or she will be given ample opportunity for creative expression and self-realisation, following an individual learning programme based on their needs.

 

At Key Stage 1 and 2 emphasis is placed on English, Mathematics and Science with Art and Design, Computer Science, Design and Technology, French, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education and Citizenship forming the remainder of the timetable.

 

In the Senior Department, the curriculum comprises English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Art and Design, Citizenship, Computer Science, Design and Technology, French, Geography, German, History, Music, Personal and Social Development, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Urdu. In the final three years at school, students concentrate on eight to twelve GCSE subjects within a wide programme of options.

 

The school at present follows the AQA & Edexcel syllabi for its GCSE courses. Pupils will also follow the IGCSE courses in certain subjects. The School is also a registered with the London Academy of Music, Drama and Art (LAMDA).

 

For children who are particularly able academically or those who may require extra help, special tuition is provided when required, on an individual basis. Appropriate education and welfare provision is made for pupils with statements and for those with English as additional language within the resources and capabilities of the school.

 

Diary Dates

Year 7 & 8 Swimming
07 January 2020 - 31 January 2020
Year 1 & 2 Gymnastics
07 January 2020 - 31 January 2020

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Year 7 English On the final week of term, 7A looked at the story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Under 11 Dodgeball
The dodge ball tournament was well attended by local schools
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The School took part in the Rochdale Senior Swimming finals at Oulder Hill.

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