Curriculum

Bishopton PRU is a school where educational outcomes and progress are at the forefront of what we do and we are committed to the principle that all students have the right to the highest quality of education we can provide. Whilst our pupils have experienced educational difficulties in previous settings we feel that our high expectations in outcomes and aspirations ensure these learners can be successful in their future. We achieve this by providing courses of study and teaching methods which are tailored to the wide range of needs, interests and aspirations of our students.

Our curriculum offer ensures;

  • breadth and balance for all;
  • appropriate levels of expectation and challenge;
  • relevance, continuity and progression in learning;

Throughout the curriculum, we continually promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. This is achieved through our PSHE scheme, assemblies, creative days and cross curricular links within subjects.

KS2

Pupils in year 3-6 can access Bishopton PRU and we ensure we support the individual in closing gaps in learning across a broad range of National Curriculum subjects in line with the mainstream schools.

For pupils in year 6, we work in partnership with the home school to ensure that the pupil is supported in achieving their SATs assessments to their highest ability.

Literacy and numeracy is personalised for the needs of each individual learner and taught every morning.

In Key Stage 2 we teach the curriculum through an educational learning resource called “Cornerstones”. The Cornerstones curriculum excites children’s imaginations, inspires them to learn, extends their horizons, deepens their understanding and meets their intellectual and personal needs.

The most important underlying principle of a curriculum is to help children learn. We believe that a successful curriculum is brought to life by high quality teaching, inspirational learning activities and opportunities to listen and plan for the developing interests and motivations of children.

That is why the Cornerstones Primary Curriculum is built upon a four stage teaching and learning philosophy.

The Four Cornerstones are: ENGAGEDEVELOPINNOVATEEXPRESS

Key Stage 2 Creative Curriculum Overview

 

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2017/2018 Peasants, Princes & Pestilence Christmas Topic Off with her head! Easter Topic The Curse of the Pharaohs

 Key Stage 2 Overview of discrete teaching of Science alongside a Creative Curriculum

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2017/2018 Stargazers Christmas Topic Burps, Bottoms and Bile Easter Topic Beast Creator

 

English Maths PHSCE ICT Art Cooking Humanities Science PE
Min hours 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

KS3

Key Stage 3 will run from Year 7 to Year 9. All students will be given the opportunity to study a broad range of National Curriculum subjects. The emphasis here will be on provision of a variety of experiences and a depth of learning within these ensuring a smooth between Bishopton and mainstream school. Students across KS3 will be taught in mixed ability, mixed year group classes with subject specific teachers and a consistent teaching assistant for the groups. Academic rigour will be ensured across all subjects.

All groups have tutor time for half an hour after lunch. During this time, focussed PSHE sessions are delivered along with discrete reading sessions and intervention for pupils who need to close the gaps in academic learning.

English Maths Science Art PE Food Humanities Business
Min hours 3 4 2 1 2 1 2 1

KS4

In Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4), students will take GCSE/BTEC courses. Students will study a range of academic and/or vocational subjects depending on their specific needs and post-16 aspirations.

At present our academic offer for KS4 pupils is;

English Maths Science Art/

Photography

PE Food Humanities Business SEAL
Y10 Min hours 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1
Y11 4 4 3 2 1 2

For some of our learners, this academic timetable is mixed with a vocational timetable with alternative providers. The vocational offers which can be provided to support the academic timetable are;

  • Hair and Beauty
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Construction
  • Public services
  • Outdoor Sports and Leisure
  • Life skills and employability
  • Animal Care
  • Horticulture

We believe in providing our learners with the highest outcomes possible. For this reason all pupils will access Level 1 and 2 Functional skills as well as GCSE in English and Maths.

The Science GCSE is a double GCSE and will result in learners achieving 2 GCSE grades for science.

For further information please contact Bishopton staff.