Curriculum overview 2017/18

Curriculum Statement

At St Martinís we believe that all students are entitled to an education of the highest quality in order to give them the opportunities needed to raise their attainment and achieve excellence. 

The school curriculum recognises individual student needs and abilities, irrespective of race, gender, faith, culture or physical disability and supports the development of intellectual, cultural, moral, aesthetic, spiritual, physical and social aspects of their lives.  

Planning of the curriculum takes into account the diverse needs of the students and is reviewed annually. 

In addition to the student timetable, drop-down days, extra-curricular clubs, educational visits and excursions abroad, assemblies, enhancement and enrichment programmes, guest speakers, workshops, one-to-one tuition, work experience and work-related learning, enterprise activities and conferences all contribute the wide learning experience for our students. 

Differentiation, literacy and numeracy, Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural learning, as well as careers education are used to provide students with appropriate and relevant learning experiences.  It is our expectation that all students will be challenged to exceed expected progress and opportunities that stretch, challenge and encourage independent thinking should be experienced by all. 

Key Stage 3

At KS3 the school delivers the National Curriculum. Students study English, Mathematics, Science, French or Spanish, either History and Geography, or Humanities, Religious Studies,Art, Music, Drama, Technology, Physical Education and ICT/Computer studies.  The aim is to build strong foundations prior to progression to GCSEs and Btec qualifications. 

KEY STAGE 4

At KS4 the curriculum comprises compulsory (core) subjects of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, PE and Religious Studies as well as options in History, Geography, Health and Social Care, Physical Education, Art, Art Textiles, Music, Drama, Performing Arts, French, Spanish, Product Design, Home Economics & Food, Computer Science, Business Studies.  Students are entered for GCSEs and Btec qualifications.  All students are actively encouraged to take additional or triple Science.  The aim is to provide our students with an excellent educational experience and to equip them with the skills, knowledge and qualifications they will need to progress to appropriate post 16 pathways. 

Post-16

The school seeks to build upon prior learning and interests working in collaboration with South London Sixth to provide an extensive range of courses planned to meet the needs and aspirations of all our post-16 students. Choice and flexibility of design are important features of the curriculum offer.  Students are supported in making informed decisions and choices during transitions between key stages.

For full details of our Curriculum Policy and Statement in Key Information.