Curriculum Structure from AY2021 Year 7 to 13
Our Coundon Court curriculum has been designed to deliver a challenging academic provision based on the English Baccalaureate – a suite of subjects including English language and literature; maths; the sciences; geography; history and modern foreign languages. These optimise our students’ further study and careers options. However, our curriculum has also been designed for the wider character development of our students, enabling them to study performing and expressive arts; society and ethics; personal, social, health and economic education; physical education and enterprise to make them well-rounded and outward-facing citizens.
The sum of our approach delivers meaningful culturally rich learning through increasingly connected concepts and real-world application. We believe in providing a broad and balanced experience that will equip our students to not only pass their exams but to understand their rights and responsibilities as members of a global society.
We have developed a curriculum designed to challenge and support students as they adjust to secondary school. It is a broad and balanced experience based on subject delivery of knowledge, skills and understanding. Whilst in Year 9, our students opt for their examination subjects.
Here, our students follow an examination-based curriculum. This provides students with a two-year window to secure examination grades developing their aptitude, ability and work ethic.
All students pursue a core curriculum of English, maths, science, society and ethics and physical & health education.
The vast majority of students at Coundon Court study subjects that form the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). These students study either French or Spanish and also history or geography.
We offer a two-year Sixth Form experience that comprises both academic and vocational programmes for 16-18-year olds. The courses available offer excellent progression from GCSE and BTEC success in Year 11, leading on to university education, higher-level apprenticeships, employment and training.