At Bridgnorth Endowed, our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures we:
1. Support our young people to be confident, resilient, independent, and develop strength of character.
2. Support our young people to develop detailed knowledge and skills, so that they achieve well.
The curriculum is underpinned by our belief that learning is most effective when pupils first acquire surface knowledge and are then encouraged to apply this knowledge in some way, for example, by writing an essay, making a judgment or solving a problem.
Research shows that learning activities requiring greater depth of analysis lead to better retention in long-term memory, which in turn leads to mastery.
Our subject leaders and teachers carefully sequence the curriculum with this objective in mind. We aim to provide lessons that foster an enjoyment of learning and challenge pupils to think.
Every effort is made to ensure that the curriculum is accessible for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Our approach is outlined in the SEN policy, which can be found here
Key Stage 3
Our Key Stage 3 curriculum (Years 7, 8 and 9) provides a broad and balanced foundation for pupils to ensure that they are well-prepared for a successful Key Stage 4 in Years 10 and 11.
Particular emphasis is given to the development of literacy skills. Pupils’ reading and writing levels are assessed regularly throughout Key Stage 3 and additional support is provided to accelerate progress where necessary.
All pupils study the core subjects (English, Maths and Science); the humanities subjects (Geography, History and RE); Modern Foreign Languages (French and/or Spanish); Design Technology subjects; and Creative Arts subjects, including Physical Education.
Key Stage 4
The majority of pupils undertake the English Baccalaureate, which comprises GCSEs in English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities and a Modern Foreign Language. For the small number of pupils for whom the English Baccalaureate is not suitable, we offer alternative courses in the Modern Foreign Language option.
Pupils are also able to choose from a range of other options, including Design Technology and Creative Arts subjects, including Design Technology, Food Technology, Computer Science, Art, Drama, Music and Physical Education.
For further information on the curriculum, please email