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Curriculum

 "An excellent environment for my Daughter to thrive under both academically and socially". (Parent Quote).

In September 2012 Joseph Paxton Campus introduced a full time timetable. This includes five 50 minute lessons every day for students in Years 7 - 10 and one hour enrichment on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Students in Year 11 have six 50 minute lessons on two days a week and five 50 minute lessons on the other three days, with the option to attend enrichment sessions on other days. This has allowed greater flexibility for students, both in terms of the hours they are attending and in the subjects they are able to study.

This was a massive departure from the previous curriculum which allowed students in Key stage 3 to attend during the morning and pupils in Key Stage 4 to attend in the afternoon. Full time provision has had a positive impact on students and their access to education. It has extended learning opportunities, as we have been able to broaden both the subjects offered and content that can be taught. This has given greater opportunity for learning and achievement. More accredited courses in Year 11 means that students are well placed in applying for post-16 courses

The approach we take to the curriculum at JPC is to replicate, as far as we possibly can, the curriculum offer available at mainstream Wirral schools. This allows for a smoother transition back to mainstream for any student who is ready to do so. Our Key Stage 3 is spread over three years, with GCSE/BTEC courses being offered to Y10 and 11 students. This allows us to help all students close the gaps that exist in their learning due to their health needs and the time they have missed from their previous schools.

Our current Key Stage 4 options are: 

Year 10 Options

Option A

Option B

Option c

Animal Care

History

Art

Food

Business Studies

Media Studies

Separate Science

Music

Sports Leaders

 

 

Year 11 Options

Option A

Option B

Option c

Art

Sports Leaders

Science

Animal Care

Computing

Food

Business Studies

Child Development

Music

 

Ofsted 2014: 'The curriculum has been revised, adapted and successfully meets the needs of all the students'.

'The curriculum is stimulating an interesting and has recently been extended to provide greater opportunities in music, science and drama'.

 

For further information on the general design of our curriculum, please contact the Deputy Headteacher, Ms Sarah Marrion. For all subject-specific enquiries, please see the named contact at the bottom of each subject page - available using the menu on the left.

 

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