At Ark Victoria the aim of our curriculum is to provide pupils with a coherent, content-rich and cumulative education that will develop their cultural literacy and ensure excellent academic achievement.
Over the next year we will be working to ensure our curriculum has been designed backwards from A-Level study all the way through to the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure pupils are equipped with the necessary knowledge, vocabulary, skills and understanding to thrive in society.
At present the curriculum in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Key Stage One (KS1) and Key Stage Two (KS2) is thematic and is designed around high-quality texts, which provides cross-curricular links in order to deepen pupils’ understanding and spark their curiosity.
All pupils are taught the full-breadth of the National Curriculum by their class teacher (English, Mathematics, Science, Design & Technology, Music, History, Geography, Personal, Social & Health Education, Religious Education and French in KS2) and receive subject-specialist teaching in Physical Education and Art).
In Key Stage 3, the National Curriculum is followed to ensure that pupils are immersed in the full range of subjects (Maths, English, Science, French, Geography, History, RE, Computer Science, DT, Art, Music, Drama, PE and PSHE & Citizenship).
Pupils in Key Stage 4 have the opportunity to develop their understanding of a range of subjects; studying core subjects (Maths, English and Science), and core PE, and studying their optional subjects. This mixture of subjects has been carefully selected with the individual in mind, to achieve attainment and progress for all pupils.