Dyke House Sports & Technology College

Attainment and Achievement through Creativity, Collaboration and Character

Curriculum

Overview

The curriculum at Dyke House Sports and Technology College is an extended curriculum, which is personalised to meet the needs of all learners. Flexibility in the curriculum allows for adaptations to be made that are responsive to the needs of both individuals and groups of students as they progress through our College.Our aims are that:- All students have access to a broad, balanced and coherent curriculum that supports learning.- A strong core curriculum ensures that basic skills are embedded so that students are able to access the wider curriculum.- An extended curriculum ensures all students have access to catch-up, extension and enrichment.- The curriculum is personalised and inclusive and meets the needs of individual students at every Key Stage.- Sport and D&T, our specialisms, and are used to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum.

Enrichment

Students are provided with opportunities to add depth to their learning and develop personal skills through a rich and varied enrichment programme. Students will have the chance to enjoy new experiences and consolidate their timetabled learning through this programme. Further detailed information on the opportunities available to students can be found in the academy's Enrichment Brochure.

Key Stage 3

During Years 7 and 8, students will study a broad and balanced curriculum which includes English, maths and science. Students will also study a range of expressive arts subjects, geography, history, religious education through the Life programme, computer science, technology subjects, a modern foreign language and physical education.

Key Stage 4

Students will start studying GCSE or equivalent courses in Year 9. These will include English (including English Literature), mathematics and science (which includes physics, chemistry and biology). Students will also study physical education and the Life programme.

During Years 9 to 11, students will study a variety of Guided Pathway courses. These courses will all contribute to the qualifications a student will gain over the course of Key Stage 4. The courses currently being delivered at Key Stage 4 are included in the table below