THE CURRICULUM

 We believe that effective learning and teaching takes place at Crofton School when:

  • The curriculum is challenging and meets the varied needs of all students
  • The curriculum provides opportunities for a wide range of interesting, balanced and relevant learning for students of all abilities
  • All students will have access to a curriculum that will prepare them for life beyond Crofton School

INDEPENDENT LEARNING POLICY

Principles 

 The values that underpin the Crofton School Curriculum are:
  • Kindness, ambition and diligence
  • Fairness of access
  • The promotion of tolerance
  • The belief in the importance of individual and institutional self-esteem
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Care for individuals
  • Honesty
  • The belief in the school as the beginning of life long learning
  • The importance of:
  • success for each individual
  • academic and personal challenge
  • collaborative partnership with parents and the community

 

At Crofton School we are striving to develop a curriculum which:

  • is matched to all our students
  • develop skills for now and the future
  • promotes independent learning
  • engages with alternative methods of teaching and technology
  • promotes non-examined enrichment extension activities
  • offers guided choice at both key stages
  • considers progression from KS2 and beyond KS4
  • values and promotes equality of provision for all
  • works within the spirit of guidance of the National Curriculum.

Practice

  • At KS4 students can take GCSEs in a range of subjects.
  • We actively create option groups to ensure class sizes ensure students can make good progress.
  • Parents and students are guided through the preference process for KS4 by having option talks, an option evening and careers guidance.
  • Use of technology is delivered through all subject areas.
  • A careers programme allows students insight into possibility beyond KS4.
  • For able students we offer Statistics/FSMQ, triple science and a second language as option courses in KS4.
  • Parents wishing to withdraw their son or daughter from RE lessons must formally write to the Head Teacher to request this.
  • Parents wishing to withdraw from aspects of the sex education programme in PDL on moral grounds must formally write to the Head Teacher to request this.
  • A School Improvement plan outlines the main areas for whole school development and each curriculum area contributes to planning and evaluating on a yearly cycle.
  • The school supports an Equal Opportunities and Racial Equality policy which can be found further on in the handbook.
  • All students at KS3 and KS4 follow a Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education programme known as PDL.
  • SMSC (Spiritual, moral, social and cultural) education is delivered through subject areas and all aspects of school life.
  • The importance of cross curricular themes: e.g. Literacy, Numeracy and ICT are reinforced when lesson planning.
  • Extracurricular clubs are encouraged.
  • Although carefully monitored for impact, educational trips in curriculum time are encouraged.
  • Provision is made for students with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
  • Participation in extracurricular quizzes and competitions is encouraged.
  • The philosophy for PE at Crofton School is one of enjoyment and understanding the fun and health advantages of sport. Sports for all is the culture the school works towards, all students are encouraged and supported in participating in a range of PE activities.  We also offer GCSE PE.
  • At KS4 all students study History or Geography, students may study both if they wish.

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE FOR 2017/2018 IS BELOW

2 week timetable – 50 periods

Crofton School KS3 Curriculum Structure – Year 7

Subject Periods Sets
English 7 8
MFL 4 8
Maths 7 8
Design and Technology 3 12
Computing 3 8
Science 6 8
Geography 3 8
History 3 8
PDL 1 8
RE 3 8
Art 2 8
Drama 2 8
Music 2 8
PE 4 8

 

Crofton School KS3 Curriculum Structure – Year 8

Subject Periods Sets
English 7  10
MFL 5  8
Maths 6 10
Design and Technology 3 12
Computing 3 8
Science 6 8
Geography 3 8
History 3 8
PDL 1 8
RE 3 8
Art 2 8
Drama 2 8
Music 2 8
PE 4 8

 

Crofton School KS3 Curriculum Structure – Year 9

Subject Periods Sets
English 7 10
MFL 5 8
Maths 7 10
Design and Technology 3 12
Computing 3 8
Science 6 10
Geography 3 8
History 3 8
PDL 1 8
RE 2 8
Art 2 8
Drama 2 8
Music 2 8
PE 4 8

Crofton School KS4 Curriculum Structure – Years 10/11

Subject Periods Sets 

Year 10

Periods Sets Year 11
English 9 10 8 10
French 5 3 5 1
German 5 4
Maths 7 10 8 10
Technology 5 7 5 8
ICT 5 3 5 4
Computing 5 2
Science including separate sciences 9 10 9 10
Geography 5 6 5 6
History 5 5 5 5
PDL 1 8 1 8
RE 5 3 5 3
Art 5 2 5 2
Drama 5 2 5 2
Music 5 1 5 2
PE 5 4 5 3
Core PE 4 8 4 8
Child Development 5 1
Dance 5 1 5 1
Media 5 2
Film studies 5 2
Statistics/FSMQ 5 2 5 2


Crofton School,
Marks Road, Stubbington,
Fareham, Hampshire PO14 2AT

Reception: 01329 664251
Student Absence: 01329 666824
Fax: 01329 668525