Curriculum Overview

We are a small, rural school that offers a full and comprehensive education for every student, empowering them to become well-rounded, responsible young adults. Our curriculum provision ensures that each student is provided with the opportunity and support to progress in their academic achievements as well as enriching and broadening their views and personal development.

At Stradbroke High School, we are committed to supporting, nurturing and providing all members of our community to:

  • Expand their horizons
  • Achieve beyond their expectations
  • Develop independence, resilience and confidence
  • Make a positive contribution to society

Our students follow a broad curriculum in year 7, 8 and 9 before selecting their GCSE choices for year 10 and 11. In the majority of subjects, students are taught within mixed ability groups, with a focus on providing support and challenge for all. Programs of study are designed to develop skills required for each GCSE subject and to enable students to cultivate the knowledge and ability to achieve well in their chosen pathway and to equip them with the tools needed to flourish beyond their time at Stradbroke High.

As well as the core subjects of English (Language and Literature, Mathematics and Science) recent GCSE option choices have included:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Studies
  • Design Technology
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Physical Education

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of our students is of the utmost importance to us. With this in mind, students are provided with the opportunity to participate fully in life at Stradbroke High. Opportunities include: participating in weekly VOSH (Voice of Stradbroke High) meetings to discuss matters concerning the school and to discuss ideas for improvement; applying for leadership roles in each year group; attending numerous trips offered and joining clubs available at lunchtime and after school. Activities enable students to embrace the core values of our school and help them to develop as members of a community.

Along with resources and activities students can choose to engage with outside of the timetabled lessons, every year group is provided with dedicated lessons or calendared sessions designed to address topics dedicated to the individual student and their wellbeing. PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) lessons educate students about how to stay safe and how to cope with situations or events that may occur in life.  Activities also encourage the skills of independence, teamwork, empathy and decision-making.  The topics set out in our curriculum are the ones we will focus on during lessons, but if students raise concerns or ask for support in other areas, we will also adapt the lessons to address subjects as they come up.  Some topics are repeated throughout the 5 years to allow for increasing depth of thought and to provide reminders on the critical areas of personal safety and wellbeing. 

Additional information about each subject can be found on the following pages.

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