Curriculum

Principles

Our curriculum is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competences needed for future success.  It is designed to provide learners with a rich experience of different subjects and learning opportunities to which every pupil is entitled.  The National Curriculum is our foundation upon which we are able to build our broad and balanced curriculum that caters for the needs of all pupils from Year 7 to Year 11.  Further enrichment comes from fieldwork and, extra-curricular activities.  Test Valley School promotes tolerance and British Values through its curriculum and daily practice. 

It is the School’s expectation that every young person will engage with the full range of curriculum entitlement that includes Modern Foreign Languages as part of our core provision.   

Practice

The school will:

  • Cater for the needs of individual pupils from all ethnic and social groups, including the most experienced learners and those who are experiencing learning difficulties and always seek to find ways of ensuring that the full curriculum is accessible to all from the Year 7 to Year 11.
  • Facilitate pupils’ acquisition of knowledge, skills and qualities which will help them to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, morally and aesthetically so that they may become independent, responsible, thoughtful, confident and considerate members of the community and society.
  • Create and maintain an exciting and stimulating learning environment.
  • Ensure that each pupil’s education has continuity, progression and challenge.
  • Ensure that there is a match between the pupil and tasks they are asked to perform.
  • Deliver the National Curriculum.
  • Recognise the crucial role of parents and encourage parental involvement and support in a pupil’s education.
  • Treat pupils in a respectful way and listen to their feedback as partners in learning
  • Engage with pupils around curriculum design including, considering the received curriculum.
  • Endeavour to work closely with partner primary schools to plan for pedagogical and curriculum bridges between phases.
  • Regularly review and refine a curriculum model that reflects the learning needs and potential in an all-through school.
  • Monitor the progression of pupils through the implementation of the School’s assessment policy.
  • Use assessment of learning to plan the curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Meet the needs of Careers and digital safety education. 

More Information

More information about the school curriculum can be obtained by searching for a given subject at the top of this page. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.