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The Curriculum should encourage pupils:

  • To prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • To enjoy and take responsibility for their learning experiences
  • To develop lively, enquiring, clear thinking, imaginative and creative minds and an ability to question and argue rationally
  • To develop interests and skills that will enable them to contribute to and enjoy the benefits of society
  • To develop a reasoned set of attitudes, values and beliefs
  • To understand the world in which we live and the inter-dependence of individuals, groups, nations and the environment
  • To develop and live the values of Christ’s Gospel

To ensure that these aims are met the Governors, Head of Thornton College and teachers of Thornton College offer a curriculum that includes:

  • A curriculum that provides access to a range of courses to suit the needs of a wide range of pupils
  • A range of cross-curricular topics
  • A wide range of co-curricular activities
  • The school’s equal opportunities policy ensures an entitlement for all
  • Religious education and collective worship for all pupils
  • Appropriate progression through the key stages and beyond
  • Continuity and links with the further education sector
  • Differentiation which ensures pupils of all abilities have access to appropriate curriculum opportunities
  • Appropriate assessment, recording and reporting of attainment by pupils
  • Reporting to parents
  • An appropriate curriculum for EAL pupils
  • Homework
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