At Belmont, we deliver the National Curriculum at Key Stages Two and Three, tailoring it where necessary to meet the specific needs of our pupils. The school places great emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills. The curriculum is designed:
- To provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve,
- To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
Pupils are encouraged to learn through use of a broad curriculum, whilst individual programmes of learning and behavioural support are designed to encourage success and aid the development of self-esteem. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is supported in a number of ways including direct teaching, the promotion of the school ethos of mutual respect and trust, educational visits and individual tutorial sessions.
During Key Stages 2 and 3, pupils study the three core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science. In addition they study Computer Science, European Studies, History, Geography, PSCHE/Life skills, Religious Education, Art, Design and Technology, Careers and PE. Year 9 pupils also have a Vocational package included in their timetable- a carousel of Horticulture, Building and Construction, Manufacturing and Wood Working. Licence to cook lessons and a broad life skills package are also on offer.
Strategies to promote literacy and numeracy across the curriculum are key to our success. Pupils who need individual support to enable them to become more competent in literacy and numeracy are provided with 1-1 sessions with specialist staff to achieve this.
During Key Stage 4 pupils also follow the National Curriculum. However they are currently dis-applied from studying a Modern Foreign Language to enable them to follow a rapidly developing work related curriculum. All pupils study English, Maths, Science, ICT, PSCHE/life skills, (including RE), Humanities, Careers Education, Art and PE.
To view our examination results for Academic Year 2012 – 2013, please download the attachment below: