The school’s vision is modelled in the Technology curriculum, where we believe in inclusive education for all.

We believe that all of our students deserve a curriculum that meets their differing needs and enables them to fulfil their unique potential.

We want our students to be successful members of the community and to maximise their life opportunities. It is the intention of the curriculum to enable this.


Core Values across the curriculum Technology

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Our curriculum intent is:

  • Coherently plan, sequence and adapt our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer breadth of study in Art and Technology at KS3 that is sequential in leading to study Photography at GCSE level; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5 years, taking into account different starting points.
  • By drawing on other subjects in school such as English, Maths, Science and Geography students can develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through digital technology.
  • This creates learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for life.
  • Embed a range of wider enrichment opportunities and experiences, at least one per year, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values through the Photography curriculum.

As a result the Photography curriculum will:

  • Develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to photography through integrated practical, critical and contextual study that encourages direct engagement with original works and practice.
  • Enable work in both digital media and non-digital media to expand and develop key skills and knowledge.
  • Enable students to discover and develop other skills such as research skills, writing skills, collaboration and problem solving skills whilst building self-confidence to support them in all aspects of life.
  • Develop digital skills that remove all barriers to learning and provide students with the skills and confidence to work and communicate their ideas independently and build resilience through designing and creating unique artistic responses.
  • Encourage the use of sources that relate to historical, contemporary, social, cultural and issues-based contexts and external considerations such as those associated with the cultural industries and client-oriented requirements.
  • Develops the students’ literacy and communication skills whilst allowing them to see how the subject translates into the wider world looking at current, practicing photographers.
  • Facilitate the use of many different photography media and their processes. This helps to ensure our students have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Allow freedom for the students to explore their own artistic inspirations. This leads to individuality and originality which is a key aspect of creating and exploring Art.
  • Encourage students to practice the in-depth experimentations and research they will need to undertake at each stage of their learning. This means students already have the embedded knowledge needed to confidently progress to their full potential.
  • Ensure students are challenged and stretched by developing their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in order to provide foundations for every aspect of school life

Curriculum implementation

The curriculum map demonstrate the implementation the curriculum in each subject area.

The curriculum map show KS4 (Years 10 and 11).


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Content

Technology Curriculum Content

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