The Westgate School Curriculum Model
We offer an inclusive curriculum , where the Intent of our Curriculum embodies the school’s ethos, values and community where we believe that the Curriculum should enable all young people to become:
- Successful and confident learners with high aspirations, making exceptional progress and achieving.
Respectful and responsible citizens making a positive contribution to the community.
- Confident, young people who take risks living safely, healthily and fulfilling their lives through '#betterneverstops'.
- Live long learners, learning to succeed and committed to learning through apprenticeships, University, the workplace and throughout their careers.
To focus upon the acquisition of skills required to be ‘#equipped for life’.
'Ofsted 2014: The outstanding curriculum is supported by a wide range of exciting and varied additional activities which promote the excellent social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of the students'
Our intent is that the Curriculum:
- Provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is truly comprehensive and accessible to all students.
- Delivers opportunities for students to be successful, to gain useful, transferable skills whilst also acquiring a wealth of knowledge.
- Enables high standards of achievement where outcomes empower students to progress to Higher Education.
- Affords opportunities for all pupils to develop a high level of literacy and numeracy required for success in the wider curriculum and in adult life.
- Expands students' perspectives through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities to promote their sense of moral and social responsibility.
- Ensures that all pupils are able to thrive and develop as healthy individuals and good citizens.
- Ensures that all pupils are safe and understand how to stay safe.
- Fosters a strength of character, and resilience that will help pupils to make positive life choices and overcome challenges they may encounter in life.
- Provides an appropriate range of opportunities, enrichment and experiences to inspire pupils to succeed in the next stage in their education, training or employment, achieving success within their career.
'Ofsted 2014: Students are very well prepared for the next stage of their education or for training and employment because they have a good grounding in reading, writing, communication and mathematics'
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, students follow the full range of National Curriculum subjects but choose either Art, Drama or Music to study in Year 9.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4, there are both GCSE and Vocational qualifications available to ensure that the needs of individuals are met whilst maintaining a balance. Students select their three option subjects during the Spring term of Year 9.
In Year 10, all students complete their GCSE RMS and in Year 11 they gain 2 lessons in study support and intervention designed to support their exam preparation, life skills and prepare for life after Year 11.
Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5, students can study a combination of A-Level and Vocational Courses, which includes BTECs and Diplomas. Further information can be found in the ‘Sixth Form’ Section of the website in addition to our subject requirements for each course.