At Batley Grammar School we are proud of the curriculum we offer in the Secondary Phase. It is broad and balanced, yet provides differing pathways for students depending upon their individual needs.
As part of our school philosophy and educational aims, we state that "...we are committed to enabling pupils to thrive and pursue excellence..." and that we aim "to encourage the highest achievement levels of which pupils are capable and, in so doing, to promote a love of learning."
We strive to achieve this by offering a broad and balanced curriculum, embracing teaching and learning strategies which reach all pupils.
Our secondary curriculum meets the needs of our students and community. It exposes students to a broad range of subjects and learning opportunities to deepen their educational experience and build a solid foundation of subject knowledge and skills.
Throughout their education, we aim to engage our students in the importance and uniqueness of every subject whilst emphasising the relationships and links between subjects.
As a core curriculum, all students study English, Mathematics and Science across five years. In addition there is an allocation of Physical Education as well as Religious Education and PSCHE (including RSHE) also studied across the five years of secondary education.
Humanities subjects, the Arts and Design (Art, Drama, Music and Food Preparation and Nutrition), Computer Technology and Computer Science and Modern Foreign Languages can be studies across five years.
Broadening the curriculum at KS4 provides both academic and technical subject pathways including the opportunity to explore new subjects such as Business Studies, Health and Social Care and Health and Fitness.
The delivery of wider skills and experiences is integrated into subject SoW, Communication for Learning (CfL) and the Enrichment and Extra Curricular programme offered to students. Wider skills include Literacy & Numeracy, Careers and Guidance, personal character development through bespoke Character Education lessons and LORIC.
For further details on the curriculum we offer please refer to the Curriculum Policy (found in the Policies section of our website), for further information on individual subjects please click on the faculty links below.
Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9), students study English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities subjects of Geography, History and Religious Studies (delivered as Integrated Studies in Year 7).
All students will study French and Spanish; as well as Art, Music, Drama, Food Nutrition and Preparation, Computer Technologies and PSCHE (including Careers and Character Education). All students will also receive at least 2 hours of Games each week to support their physical development.
Key Stage 4
In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), students follow a core curriculum and a number of subjects appropriately tailored to individual needs and intended Post 16 study called KS4 Curriculum Pathways.
The core curriculum consists of English, Mathematics, Science (Dual Award), Religious Studies and PSCHE.
The KS4 Curriculum Pathways subjects that are available to students are; Geography, History, Religious Studies, French, Spanish, Separate Sciences, Art, Music, Drama, Food Nutrition and Preparation, Health and Social Care, Sport and Fitness, Computer Technologies, Computer Science, Business Studies and ASDAN Short Courses.
The majority of these subjects are offered as a GCSE course, the remainder are delivered as vocational courses where there is the option of study at either Level 1 or 2.
For more information regarding the curriculum, please contact Mr A Smeaton - Assistant Head (Curriculum and Co-curricular) firstname.lastname@example.org