The Green School for Boys

Reach
Beyond Your Grasp

Robert Browning

 

Curriculum Vision

Expanding Hearts and Minds

ASPIRATION | INTEGRITY | COMMUNITY

Our intent  is to provide an aspirational  and enriching education, motivated by our Christian foundation to extend the love of God within a supportive, inclusive community, where each person is known, valued and enabled to flourish; to explore and develop their God given talents; to engage with the world of today and to build a resilient and visionary hope for tomorrow rooted in joy,  integrity, wisdom  and compassion.

 

Curriculum Principles

reach beyond your grasp

Our provision is guided by our belief that every student has God given talents and every subject provides opportunities for these to flourish through:

  • intellectual inquiry, exploring the world in which we live, asking questions and making discoveries in the search of new understanding
  • reflection on the moral/ethical implications of the content studied and its spiritual dimension

  • metacognition and wellbeing - the looking after and understanding of all aspects of self

  • application to real life 

  • creativity by finding solutions, new ideas and connections to other subjects and disciplines

  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) experiences  

Curriculum Intent

 This belief underpins our purposefully enriching curriculum and co-curricular programme which reflects our Church of England foundation and provides:

  • a broad range of disciplines, subjects and pathways 
  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship and Careers Education 
  • the development of literacy and numeracy skills
  • inclusivity and flexibility
  • rigour, sequence and progression of knowledge,  skills and understanding
  • achievement, aspiration and cultural capital 

Curriculum Provision

key STAGE 3

A three year Key Stage 3 offer which enables progression, depth and breadth of experience

  • English, Maths, Science, 
  • Religious Education, Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)
  • History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages (French/Spanish)
  • Design Technology (Resistant Materials & Graphics), Computer Science
  • Music, Drama, Art, Oracy, Environmental Science
  • Enrichment: The Art of Learning & The Art of Mastery
  • Additional Literacy and Numeracy support
  • Careers Education Advice and Guidance

Key Stage 4

A Key Stage 4 which maintains breadth, depth and progression by providing both GCSE and Level 1/2 Vocational qualifications as part of the optional subjects available. The study of Religious Education GCSE is compulsory. The full English Baccalaureate* (Ebacc) suite of subjects is encouraged. 

  • Core Curriculum
    • English Language and Literature (double GCSE award)*
    • Mathematics GCSE*
    • Science (double GCSE award or triple sciences)*
    • Religious Education GCSE
    • Physical Education
    • Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education (PSHCE)
    • Careers Education Advice and Guidance
  • Guided options 

In addition to the core curriculum three option subjects are available. These subjects are currently being finalised.

Students may choose Study Support as their third option instead, should they need to further strengthen their literacy or numeracy skills.

SIXTH FORM

A Sixth Form offer which is  enriched by additional subjects whilst ensuring progression from Key Stage 4 through our A level and Level 3 Vocational pathways

To view the subjects available at Sixth Form please go to our Sixth Form website by clicking here.

Co-Curriculum

An additional co-curricular programme including educational visits, clubs, societies, rewards  and awards

 

 Please browse the other pages in this section to find out more about each subject. 

Curriculum Implementation

Through careful planning and the implementation of their curriculum vision subject staff provide learning opportunities that are ambitious and set high aspirations for all. Knowledge, skills and understanding build upon each other and link to prior and future learning. Guided practice enables students to embed concepts in long term memory. There is an emphasis on key vocabulary, literacy skills and the personal development of students. Employability skills, partnerships with the business community and a dynamic use of technology allows students to engage readily with the curriculum. At the heart of our curriculum is our enrichment programme. This challenges the boys to try something new, reflect on their learning and Reach Beyond their Grasp. Enrichment is complusory and has two levels: The Art of Learning and the Art of  Mastery. We value our students as individuals and encourage them to explore their own areas of interest, take ownership of their learning to reach beyond their grasp.

 

Curriculum Impact

Student’s progress is monitored regularly and tracked against their expected flight path. Students' Curricular and Co-curricualr achievements are celebrated through our awards and rewards programme.

Our provision is evaluated and developed each year in response to:

  • Our current cohort

  • The progress and outcomes of students

  • Staff subject knowledge

  • Relevance  to contemporary issues 

  • Secondary Transition

  • Student voice

Further information about our curriculum

For subject specific information please contact the Head of Department listed on the relevant subject page.

For general information please contact Mr P Banks Assistant Headteacher: Student Development and Operations.