The Curriculum

The curriculum at Summerhill doesn’t just include the subject content of lessons, it also includes all the opportunities students have outside the normal timetabled day.

Whilst teaching the National Curriculum, we believe in providing a curriculum at Summerhill that is relevant and challenging to meet the needs of individual students.

  • Is balanced, relevant and differentiated
  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all students
  • Prepares students for the responsibilities and opportunities they will face in adult life
  • Is delivered in a variety of ways which recognise that not all students learn in the same way
  • Provides a seamless pathway from primary through to education post 16
  • Provides opportunities for students to work at a pace best suited to their own needs

All subject areas are encouraged to be innovative in their teaching and all staff are encouraged to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in their subject.

The curriculum at Summerhill never stands still. It is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our students and we believe that at present we offer a first class curriculum delivered by first class staff in a modern superbly equipped building.

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • French (plus Spanish for selected students)
  • Design and Technology
  • Computing
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Personal Social Health and Enterprise Education
  • Citizenship
  • Careers
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science (double or triple award)
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Personal Social Health and Enterprise Education
  • Citizenship
  • Careers

Students also have four choices from our options (listed in our prospectus)

 

Documents

Year 7 Curriculum
Year 8 Curriculum
Year 9 Curriculum
Course Guide 2016-2018

Students are confident learners who demonstrate an excellent willingness to take on new challenges

Quote from our OFSTED report November 2012

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