CURRICULUM

Our Curriculum

Highworth Warneford School offers pupils a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the recommendations of the traditional National Curriculum.  Pupils are taught in a range of mixed ability and set classes dependent on the requirements of the subject and timetable.

Our curriculum is organised as a two week timetable of 50 one hour lessons.

Key Stage 3 takes place in Years 7 and 8 in the core subjects as an accelerated curriculum to ensure pace and progress, and to facilitate choice in the core subjects for Key Stage 4.

In the foundation subjects, Key Stage 3 is completed during Years 7, 8 and 9 which enables pupils to experience a broad range of subjects.  During Year 9, pupils will be complete the options process to select their subject courses for study in Key Stage 4.  The majority of courses lead to examinations at GCSE level.

Teaching and learning is a strength at Highworth Warneford School with 80% of lessons judged as good or outstanding.

The school will always seek to recognise and celebrate achievement.  There are merit systems in the lower and upper school and achievement is recognised through certificates, awards and, in all years, success trips.  At the end of Year 9 there is a KS3 Ceremony where subject awards are presented to pupils.  At the Year 11 Leaving Ceremony a series of whole school and subject awards are presented.

For further information about specific subjects and the topics covered, please select the relevant department page.