bringing out the best in boys

Curriculum

Students are central to everything we do at Wellacre. We believe that quality first teaching and a challenging curriculum are central to helping our students reach their full potential. We take a great deal of pride in our curriculum which not only provides students with a deep knowledge base and a wide variety of skills, but also aims to ensure our students are responsible citizens with strong moral values.

The aim of our curriculum is to build students’ confidence and develop a lifelong love for learning. Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum which stretches and challenges but also provides the scaffolding to ensure that students reach their potential. We aim to develop students independent study skills and foster a culture of curiosity.  

A broad range of subjects are included in the KS3 curriculum including, Maths, English, Science, Respect, Physical Education, French, Computing, Humanities (History, Geography, RE), Food, Technology, Art, Drama, and Music. 

Midway through Year 9 students have the opportunity to select the subjects they would like to take further into Year 10 and 11. In KS4 we offer a wide range of courses allowing students to follow the route most appropriate to their needs, interests and future career path.

In Year 10 and 11 all students follow a core curriculum of GCSE Maths, GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Combined Science or Triple Science, Respect and core PE, alongside three option subjects.  The option subjects are currently GCSE French, GCSE Triple Science, GCSE Geography, GCSE History, GCSE Religious Studies, GCSE Computer Science, OCR National in Creative i-media, Level 2 Design in the Build Environment, Level 2 Construct in the Build Environment, GCSE Food preparation and Nutrition, BTEC first award in Sport, BTEC Music, GCSE Fine art and BTEC technical award in Performing Arts. 

Wellacre's Curriculum Intent

Wellacre aims to provide a curriculum that:

  • Is broad, balanced and ambitious for all students.

  • Promotes high expectations and inspires students to excel.

  • Is inclusive and supports students to overcome barriers to learning.

  • Fosters student’s curiosity and develops independent learning.

  • Ensures all students develop essential skills in numeracy and literacy.

  • Promotes spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development.

  • Expands student’s perspective by promoting community cohesion and the fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance.

  • Fosters a strength of character and resilience that will help students overcome challenges and make positive life choices.

  • Ensures that all students are able to thrive.

  • Ensures that all students are safe and understand how to stay safe.