Pedmore currently having a lockdown drill

As part of our standard fire drill, evacuation, lockdown and safety procedures we are currently staging a mock lockdown of the college site. This is a test and ensures that staff and students are familiar with the procedure and confident in the process. We will update this webpage as soon as the test procedure is complete.

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Curriculum

Our students will experience a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum throughout Years 7 to 11. In addition to the formal curriculum, students’ experiences will be supplemented with opportunities to extend their knowledge and understanding and to improve their skills in a range of artistic, creative and sporting activities.

Our courses at all levels enhance students’ learning, achievement and attainment; challenge them to develop insight and independence of thought and help them become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve

  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives

  • Fully engaged participants in modern Britain

  • Responsible citizens who understand the fundamental British values

Our courses in Years 7 to 11 comply with the requirements of the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is reviewed each year.

Key Stage 3 – Years 7 and 8

At Key Stage 3 we provide an exciting and innovative curriculum designed not only to develop students’ knowledge and understanding in a range of subjects, but also to enable them to develop the skills required to become independent learners throughout the rest of their time in school and beyond.

All students study English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, RE, Art, Design Technology, Music, Drama, Computer Science, a Modern Foreign language and PE. These courses are supplemented by a Foundation Curriculum for those students who may require additional support with literacy and numeracy.

 

Key Stage 4 – Years 9, 10 and 11

At Pedmore we are pleased to be able to offer a wide range of Key Stage 4 courses and are confident that students can choose a range of courses where they are most able to succeed.

We feel that students should follow a curriculum which suits their preferred way of working, interests and future aspirations. If you would like details about any of our Key Stage 4 courses,

Students will be able to make their option choices during our ‘Futures’ process in Year 8 and will be advised as to their suitability for the Ebacc route. As much as possible, we allow students to follow their preferred pathway. However, we are keen that all of our students succeed and so your son/daughter’s teacher[s] will be consulted. Their professional judgement and experience will help us make sure that the most suitable pathway has been selected.

The current Core Key Stage 4 curriculum at Pedmore:

All students will study English, English Literature, Mathematics, Double Science and PE. RE will be delivered through whole-school PSHE. Our most-able scientists will study separate sciences as part of their core curriculum. Students have the option of studying Computer Science to GCSE. All students participate in computing events such as ‘The Week of Code’ and our ‘Jam Packed’ computer events.

An overview of the current KS4 curriculum –

English, English Literature, Mathematics, Double Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Urdu, Computer Science, Physical Education, Geography, History, Drama, Health and Social Care, Child Development, Film Studies, Sociology, Art and Design, Business and Enterprise, Catering, Photography, PE GCSE, Art Textiles, RE and Music.