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The ILearn Curriculum

This ‘ILearn’ structure goes to the heart of how we work.  We have established ‘teams’ across the curriculum that can model how curriculum boundaries are being replaced by cross curricular working.  It is a hybrid model that develops knowledge, understanding and skills within specific disciplines and where purposeful, creates links across the disciplines in a common themes. It also has area of ‘discrete’ learning where appropriate.  

Our school’s curriculum is everything a student experiences in pursuit of the four purposes.   It is not simply what we teach, but how we teach and crucially, why we teach it within an authentic context. 

Although this has a focus on KS3 working, it will inevitably impact on how we work at KS4.  The ‘ILearn curriculum’ areas include:

●ICreate - Expressive arts (Art, Music and Drama)
●IBelong - Health and wellbeing (Food, Wellbeing and Active Wellbeing/P.E.)
●IExplore - Humanities
●ICommunicate - Languages, Literacy and Communication (English, Welsh and Modern Foreign Languages)
●ICalculate - Mathematics and Numeracy
●IDiscover - Science and technology (Science, Design Technology, Digital Design & STEM)