All Saints
LEssingham

Curriculum

We are committed to ensuring that all our students have equal access to the whole curriculum and are given equal opportunities to develop their full potential in a safe and secure environment in partnership with parents and carers. All students at All Saints School follow the National Curriculum subjects.

Students are taught in small tutor groups by qualified teachers. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of all students, whatever their ability. They are encouraged to work at their own pace and the work is differentiated and tailored to meet the individual needs of the students.

When setting the curriculum, we have a number of key objectives:-
• To encourage the students to fulfil their potential and prepare them for adulthood.
• To meet the demands of the National Curriculum and the Exam Boards.
• To reflect the needs of all our students.
• To provide a wide choice of subjects for students at Key Stage 4.
• To ensure that less able students get the help that they need.
• To review the Curriculum on an annual basis in order to meet the individual needs of the students.

Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)
All children at Key Stage 2 study the following subjects:-
• Literacy
• Numeracy
• Science
• History
• Geography
• French
• Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
• Food Technology
• Physical Education (PE)
• PHSE
• Music
• Art
• Religious Education (RE)

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
All students study the following subjects:-
• English
• Mathematics
• Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
• History
• Geography
• French and/or German
• Art
• Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
• Food Technology
• Horticulture
• Physical Education (PE)
• Religious Education (RE)
• PSHE

We have created new exciting opportunities for year 9. From September 2013 some of year 9 have been given the opportunity to start a vocational course at Great Yarmouth College (construction or catering). Others in year 9 have the opportunity to acquire a ‘Roots and Shoots’ qualification in Horticulture. These same students will also have the opportunity to work towards a BTEC level 1 qualification in Food Technology. This has been set up by the TV chef, Jamie Oliver and has been accredited by the exam board Edexel.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
At Key Stage 4, our aim is to provide the students with a broad curriculum and choice of subjects.
The staff at All Saints provide guidance and support to both the students and their parents regarding subject selection. An options evening is held for students and their parents or carers during the Easter term during their year 9.
Subjects available at GCSE:-
• English
• English Literature
• Mathematics
• Triple Science
• Biology
• Applied Science
• Environmental Science
• History
• Geography
• French
• German
• Art
• Music
• Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
• Child Development
• Physical Education (PE)
• Drama

Key Stage 4 students can also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT.

Vocational Studies:
During the year 2013-2014 the following vocational courses are also being offered to our Key Stage 4 students.
• Level 2 Catering qualification at Great Yarmouth College
• Construction

From September 2014 we are also looking at the possibility of introducing car mechanics as well as Land-based Operations (a two year Diploma course which involves Horticulture, Agriculture and Animal Care) at Easton College. This course will enable the students to acquire an equivalent of four GCSEs at grade D.

There may also be the possibility of being able to offer Public Services at Easton College. This will provide further options for vocational courses at College.

Other qualifications being offered:
• Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards
• Personal Survival and Swimming Awards
• Athletics Awards (summer term)
• Individual music lessons and subsequent qualifications.