At Stockland Green School we have high standards and expectations of all of our students. We are aware that we are responsible for ensuring that our students leave Stockland Green School as confident, skilled and moral citizens ready to be successful in an ever-changing world. We want to maintain a community where all in the Stockland Green family feel valued, cared for and where they respect those around them. We achieve this through our core values of ‘aspire, believe and achieve.’
At Stockland Green School we aim to develop an atmosphere of aspiration and support; to create a place where it is safe to make mistakes in the pursuit of excellence. We work closely with our school community to ensure that students aspire to be the very best that they can be in all aspects of their lives and that they develop a love of learning. We encourage our learners to build resilience; whether that be through their lessons or extra-curricular pursuits, in order that they may overcome the many challenges that they will face as they grow older.
We work within the school community and beyond to develop our students’ confidence so that they believe that anything is possible if they work hard enough. By providing a range of opportunities, we enable all to achieve personal excellence in everything that they do. Our primary purpose is to support our students to make the most appropriate choices for life beyond school.
Teaching and Learning is organised into six teaching periods each day- five hourly lessons and a thirty minute Citizenship lesson. The core subjects have a 40% share of the timetable; the Foundation and option subjects make up the remaining time.
A fundamental aspect of our curriculum are knowledge organisers “learning only happens in the details of what students know and understand and the things they can do”. We are strong believers in cultural capital and the importance of embedding knowledge across curriculum areas. Our knowledge organisers are designed to enable students to link all aspects of the curriculum and to apply new understanding to their academic studies. For more information on knowledge organisers please see the icon on the right.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)
At Key Stage Three, our students are taught a breadth of subjects in line with the National Curriculum. To ensure that every student can work at a level and pace appropriate to his/her ability and needs, the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) are taught in groups arranged according to students’ ability.
Physical Education and S.P.H.E.R.E (which stands for social, personal and health education combined with Religious Education) are compulsory subjects taught in mixed ability groupings.
Technology subjects are taught in rotation to ensure all students study a range of courses focused around the areas of Computing, Product Design, Textiles and Food & Nutrition.
All students study one modern foreign language: currently we offer French.
In both English and Maths set 6 (lowest set), we ensure key skills in literacy and numeracy are offered to those students who need to catch up and to secure the necessary functional skills required in order to progress in all subjects. We have recently trained ‘How Language Works’ champions in the faculties of Science, Humanities, Creative and Expressive Arts (CAPA) and English to introduce this approach into all Year 7 lessons. The key principles behind it are primarily to teach academic vocabulary through the register continuum and ensure explicit modelling of how to read and decode texts.
Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)
During Key Stage 3, all students select their GCSE options in Year 8 so that they can begin their GCSE studies at the start of Year 9. We ensure our students study a breadth of subjects across a range of qualifications. It also enables our students to build on the key stage three programme and begin to develop core skills in Year 9 which can be applied to their GCSE programmes of study.
Through the Guided Pathways process students have the option to follow the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) which requires the study of a foreign language with Science, Humanities subjects (History or Geography) and/or Computing. We offer a range of free choice subjects which are open to all students, which includes Fine Art, Art Textiles, Computing, Music, Physical Education, Drama, Product Design, Food and Nutrition and Religious Education. Parents and students are fully consulted about and involved in the Guided Pathways process.
We provide additional English and Maths lessons during an option block for those students that require additional support. For this small number of students, they will undertake a programme of study and practical activities aimed at developing basic competencies in literacy and Maths.
Key Stage 4 Options
In Key Stage 4, all students follow a CORE curriculum which includes the following subjects:
- GCSE English Language
- GCSE English Literature
- GCSE Mathematics
- GCSE Science (double award and single sciences)
- Physical Education
- S.P.H.E.R.E (fortnightly)
- Our pastoral programme delivers British Values, SMSC and reading for pleasure during our Citizenship lessons.