The learning experience we provide is personalised to every child’s needs and aspirations. This gives all our students the opportunity to enjoy and achieve. Our goal is that our students leave us with the skills and qualities to be effective participators in the modern world and we have shaped our curriculum to help learners achieve this. At Eckington School no child is left behind and no child is held back.
Key Stage 3
All our students follow a full programme of National Curriculum subjects, which is personalised to better allow our students to make progress and succeed. Equipping students with the core skills of literacy and numeracy drive this personalisation, ensuring that time is devoted to national curriculum subjects based upon the individual’s learning needs. All of our students will access accredited courses equivalent to GCSEs before the end of year 9: this allows students to experience success and gain in confidence before beginning Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 4
At GCSE level, students continue with the core subjects of English (English language and literature), maths, science, ICT, religious education, physical education and personal, social and health education. GCSE options include art & design: fine art, art & design: photography, computing, design technology: resistant materials, design technology: textiles, drama, geography and graphic products, health & social care, history, hospitality and catering, media studies, modern languages: French, modern languages: German, music and physical education.
We provide a wide variety of academic, applied and work based programmes leading to GCSE, BTEC and ASDAN qualifications. Through collaboration with other schools, colleges and learning providers our students can access many specialist courses and qualifications which we could not accommodate on site.
Key Stage 5
We offer more than 20 level 3 academic and applied courses. Based in our dedicated Post-16 Centre students continue to develop as independent young adults, whilst remaining in a supportive and caring environment. In addition to studying, our post-16 students make a full contribution to the wider community of Eckington School, taking on student leadership roles and participating in a variety of enrichment activities.
Mr C Horsfield, Assistant Head (Curriculum)