The curriculum and timetable at Kenley & Carshalton Campus is in line with the Focus School policy which can be found here.
The documents above outline the general approach of the Focus Learning Trust. Kenley & Carshalton Campus diverges in some ways from this model in that
* It has adopted in the FLT led ‘Project 20’ Self Directed Learning Programme. Whilst the curriclum model is in line with other Focus Schools, the model of delivery for the 5 pilot schools is evolving as a much stronger student led model of learning.
* Each campus has to adapt its delivery model to match local need and capacity- student need and quality of provision is paramount in all modeling.
These are thematic overviews published by Focus for the whole of primary. We take each theme and adapt the specific learning class/ activities to the needs of the children in each class locally. The theme shows how we link the areas of our curriculum to engage the children.
Key Stage 2
The national curriculum is taught at KS2 and there is a great emphasis on developing the wider literacy and numeracy skills of the students. The development of the whole student is a critical aspect of what we do and a wide range of enrichment for the students is an essential element of what we do.
Additional provision includes
- Trips and visits
- Wider community engagement including charity events and fundraising activities
The provision that we offer is validated and supported by the input of the Focus Learning Trust School Development Advisor (SDA) who makes regular monitoring visits. At the end of Key Stage 2 all of our students take part in national SATS tests which further validates the curriculum provision and impact. As part of the Focus Learning Trust commitment to standardising and quality assuring provision in our school and all Focus schools the students across Year 3 -6 inclusive participate in INCAS testing. These are nationally recognised and accredited tests run by CEM based at Durham University.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)
We have the huge advantage over other schools that we have one site that supports and provides for all children from Year 3-13. The transition dip which is a nationally recognised issue for children across the United Kingdom is an issue we can manage and impact on significantly. The transition to ‘big school’ is always a huge step for student. Our commitment is that we support every child and manage this potentially difficult period in the most effective way possible.
All students have access to the following at Key Stage 3 :-
English, maths, science, history, geography, DT including textiles and food, PE and ICT
Students participate in Yellis tests at the start of Year 7 in order to validate and support the outcomes of the KS2 scores. As part of the Focus Learning Trust commitment to having secure and transparent benchmarking these tests are conducted across all Focus schools in the autumn term.
MidYis tests are conducted as a validation and benchmark exercise in Year 9. These clear and highly respected tests from CEM are excellent methods of ensuring there are high levels of confidence in what the school provides for every one of its students.
The school is a pilot in the FLT Project 20 programme and as such the provision is closely monitored and supported by the Learning Trust along with the SDA who leads provision for the 5 pilot schools.
Key Stage 4
We are rightly proud of what we offer to our students at Key Stage 4. As a school that has a comprehensive intake of student ability yet is significantly above the national average we are committed to have an appropriate provision for the needs of our students and the career pathways they will have. Students study English literature and language, mathematics and statistics, a modern foreign language, history and geography and both core science along with additional science. The provision is also enhanced by PE and further enrichment from study skills sessions and choir. The students have many opportunities to deepen their input into charitable activities and engage in visits to further strengthen the provision they have. We are committed to ensure that a regularly reviewed curriculum meets the needs of every student.
Our Secondary School Development Advisor ensures the provision that we offer is comprehensive and meets all of the required standards. ALIS testing at the conclusion of Year 11 continues the Focus Learning Trust commitment to validating earlier testing that provides us with predictions for A Level outcomes. This becomes an important piece of supportive evidence to ensure every one of our students are placed in the most appropriate course of study.
Key Stage 5
Our 6th form provision is constantly developed and deepened to ensure that the needs of all students are met. A meaningful provision that blends quality first teaching and bespoke support to cater for individual needs offers superb provision. Meeting the career needs of our students is essential in our drive to fully equip every student for the world of work. Business is a very popular area of study (Btec Level 3), book keeping and Accounts are also valued areas of study. British government and politics along with history and geography continue to be popular. These subjects are supported by English and maths for all students. DT, German and Chemistry are clear examples of a model of provision that is driven by student need.
There is keen interest in students who compete for the prestigious Dux Award which celebrates the highest achieving student (based on the best three A Levels)