Curriculum

Our Curriculum Intent

Students at Alt Bridge School access a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum which is both differentiated and supplemented in order to meet the holistic needs of students. Our curriculum intent is to ensure that our students are well prepared for adulthood and are set up to achieve personal success in their chosen pathways. We aim to equip them with the knowledge they need to achieve whilst ensuring they have the skills to apply this knowledge widely. We recognise the importance of supporting the retention of information from one lesson to the next and building progressively and cumulatively on key knowledge and skills. We hold high expectations of, and for our students and work to instil in them, a commitment to continued learning.

Our students can expect equal opportunities through our educational provision, high quality teaching and learning, a broad range of subjects and support to develop positive mental health and well-being. At Alt Bridge School, students who require more individualised support are also able to access a range of additional provision, including, for instance, social communication lessons and the wellbeing hub. We continually prepare students to contribute positively to society and we also teach them how to keep themselves safe and build resilience. It is important they know how to seek support and how to maintain positive connections with others.  

The curriculum prepares students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences which they will encounter in adult life and promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The curriculum is enriched with a range of extra-curricular activities to promote health and well-being, provide challenge, engagement and social interaction. There is an opportunity for students to study GCSE level, BTEC, functional skills and entry level qualifications depending on ability. There are also a range of enrichment options at Key Stage 4 and Post-16 which enables students to gain recognised qualifications and life experiences such as first aid, life-saving, Duke of Edinburgh, cycling safety and Karate.

Alt Bridge School utilises a bespoke assessment approach which is designed to demonstrate individual steps of progress within the programmes of study set out in the national curriculum. Targets are set and based on a number of factors for individual students and progress is tracked against the steps identified.   

Curriculum Subjects

The curriculum at Alt Bridge is based on the National Curriculum and no pupils are dis-applied. It is run as a secondary model for both core and foundation subjects and is delivered by subject specialists. It is also annually reviewed to ensure we are adequately catering for the ever-changing needs of our pupils.

KS3

KS4

Post 16

Science
Computing
Drama
Religious Education
Art 
Design Technology (including Food, Textiles & Resistant Materials)
Geography
History
Modern Foreign Language
Music
Physical Education
PSCHE
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (Year 7 only)

English
Maths
Science
ICT
PE
Religious Education
PSCHE

KS4 Vocation Studies:
BTEC Vocational Studies ( All pupils have 2 lessons)
Catering
Performing Arts
iMedia
History
Art
PE
Geography
Photography
Environmental Science
Textiles
Drama
Design and Technology

KS4 Enrichment:
Duke of Edinburgh
Alternative Sports
Catering
Karate
Social Communication
Team Enterprise
Outdoor Education

ICT
PSHE
Art and Design
Media Studies
Leisure activities
Construction
Horticulture
Hair and beauty
Catering
Careers
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Work placements
Volunteering placements

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