Becket Keys

Curriculum

Broad and balanced

Underpinned by our Christian values, we offer an expertly-delivered, high quality traditional but current curriculum, drawing on best practice from independent and state schools nationally.  We support all students to achieve their greatest potential both academically and as creative, caring and responsible future adults.  Our curriculum is broad and balanced and meets the needs of the full range of our students, developing them intellectually, socially, culturally, spiritually and morally.

Personalised pathways

There is a common core curriculum, as well as differentiated curriculum routes (known as pathways) to suit the learning needs of individuals, and cross-curricular ICT.  All of the pathways develop our students’ critical thinking skills and empower them as emerging citizens, employees and individuals.

The vast majority of students are able to achieve the English Baccalaureate and will follow a pathway that enables them to achieve this, but there will always be flexibility to adapt this for individuals with particular talents, gifts or progression routes.

For the minority of students where an English Baccalaureate or equivalent pathway is an unrealistic aspiration we provide an alternative range of courses and options, enabling every student to gain a sense of self-worth and achievement.

More detail

We have broken down our detailed curriculum information into three stages:

  1.  Transition from Primary School
  2.  Key Stage 3 Curriculum (Years 7, 8 and 9) with an example timetable for Year 7
  3.  Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

Skills for life

Teachers are trained to make the most of every possible opportunity to develop students’ literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills to support them in their studies and prepare them for the world of work. Social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is embedded throughout the curriculum.

We offer additional courses and extra-curricular activities related to our specialist subjects and seek to form partnerships with other local schools and colleges, to further broaden that provision.

Wider curriculum

  1. Enrichment
  2. Extra-curricular

 

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