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Curriculum

Curriculum

The curriculum is defined as the total experience of a young person while at school.  We are proud of our curriculum at Holy Family, which we believe meets all statutory requirements and reflects our Catholic ethos and mission.  Our curriculum starts with the belief that everyone is uniquely created by God and of equal value.  Education therefore must enable our young people to develop their God-given talents, so that they can lead a fulfilled life and contribute fully to the common good.

Aim

  • The curriculum is the vehicle through which the school strives to fulfil its Mission Statement. The curriculum aims to
  • Teach the beliefs, doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Encourage the development of moral values, along with respect and tolerance of other religions, races and cultures.
  • Provide the satisfaction of achievement to all students and to develop a sense of vocation.
  • Enable all to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
  • Enable all to develop knowledge and skills needed for them to function effectively in and contribute to society.
  • Enable all to develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally, applying themselves with resilience.

Principles

We take into account a clear set of principles when we develop the curriculum. These principles ensure our curriculum plan will:

  • Show due regard for statutory requirements
  • Be tailored to the individual needs of students.
  • Enable all young people to become successful learners
  • Allow for personalisation and choice within a structured support system at KS4, with the development of impartial Information Advice and Guidance (IAG).
  • Provide opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom.
  • Our curriculum builds on the skills and knowledge developed in our partner primary schools. As prescribed by the national Curriculum, the work of Holy Family follows two key stages up to the age of 16.

Maths online learning 2020-21

To become a self-motivated, independent learner you need to develop an understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses and then use your initiative to actively fill any gaps in your knowledge. As your teachers, we are here to help you with this journey.

Year 7, 8 and 9

1) Log in to classcharts to check which BLOCK of learning we are currently on https://www.classcharts.com/student/login

2) Follow the link to the videos from classcharts, OR go to this website and click on your year group https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

3) Watch the videos, one at a time, for your current BLOCK of work

4) Complete the worksheets on classcharts – there is a worksheet for each video

5) Mark your work, in green pen, using the mark schemes / answer sheets provided on classcharts.

 

The videos can be watched at any time - before the lesson as pre-learning, after the lesson as a reminder or before a BLOCK assessment for revision.

Do all or some of the worksheets, but only AFTER you have been taught each of the 'SMALL STEPS' in lesson. You can do the worksheets straight after the lesson, or just before the mini assessment to help you with revision. If you are absent from school - aim to complete 2 worksheets (SMALL STEPS) per lesson.

Use the answers provided to check your work. If you still feel you cannot answer a question, even with the mark scheme for help, then ask your teacher, using the messaging facility on classcharts.

The BLOCKS for each year group are shown below and the following link will take you to the BLOCKS and SMALL STEPS, for each of the topics for every year group: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Complete-Secondary-Small-Steps.pdf

 

Y7 BLOCKS

Y8 BLOCKS

Y9 BLOCKS

Year 10 Mrs Bainbridge, Mr Devlin, Mrs Garbutt (see below for Y10 Mr Walter)

1) Log in to classcharts to check which BLOCK of learning we are currently on https://www.classcharts.com/student/login

2) Follow the links to the Corbett maths videos from classcharts

3) Watch the videos for your current BLOCK of work

4) Complete the worksheets / exam papers on classcharts

5) Mark your work, in green pen, using the mark schemes / answer sheets provided on classcharts.

 

The videos can be watched at any time - before the lesson as pre-learning, after the lesson as a reminder or before an assessment for revision.

Do the worksheets AFTER you have been taught each of the 'small steps' in lesson. You can re-do any of the worksheets before an assessment to help you with revision. If you are absent from school - aim to complete 2 worksheets per lesson.

Use the answers provided to check your work. If you still feel you cannot answer a question, even with the mark scheme for help, then ask your teacher, using the messaging facility on classcharts.

The BLOCKS for year 10 are shown below and the following link will take you to the BLOCKS and SMALL STEPS, for each of the topics for every year group: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Complete-Secondary-Small-Steps.pdf

Y10 BLOCKS

Year 11 all groups (and Y10 Mr Walter)

1) Log in to classcharts to check which topic of learning we are currently on https://www.classcharts.com/student/login

2) Watch the links to the Corbett maths videos from classcharts

3) Complete the worksheets / exam papers on classcharts

4) Mark your work, in green pen, using the mark schemes / answer sheets provided on classcharts.

5) If you still feel you cannot answer a question, even with the mark scheme for help, then ask your teacher, using the messaging facility on classcharts.

 

Additional revision websites where you can find a wealth of videos, worksheets and exam questions

https://corbettmaths.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

 

Hospitality

Why choose hospitality and catering– how about the excitement, the income, the lifestyle and getting to know new and diverse people?

‘Hospitality’ is the friendly reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers. Whereas ‘catering’ is to provide people with food or drink at a particular event. So, why not combined the two? Use transferable skills to develop knowledge and understanding of this popular industry. You will also further develop your practical food preparation and cooking skills and be able to make a range of advanced skill dishes.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a career in hospitality and catering. * The industry has diverse careers * The industry attracts a high income * Employees get to do new and exciting things

* Employees can work all around the world * Employees get to travel * Employees can invent new and exciting dishes * Employees earn good money

* The industry uses new technologies

* The industry is practical based

Engineering

Why choose engineering –its diversity, provides a good income, you get to travel, and working in engineering enables you to achieve great things?

To ‘engineer’ literally means to “make things happen”. Engineering is about the design and production of useful products and services. Engineering know-how converts scientific knowledge into technology and then technology into successful innovation. Many seemingly simple aspects of our daily lives have been conceptualised, designed and developed by an engineer.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a career in engineering. * Engineers have diverse careers * Engineers are in demand * Engineers get to do cool stuff

* Engineers work all around the world * Engineers get to travel * Engineers work on amazing projects * Engineers have a good work/life balance * Engineers earn good money * Engineers have a great lifestyle


Why study Art?

Engaging in Art allows students to; have a more positive view of themselves; demonstrate improved achievement, engagement, collaboration and motivation; develop their personality, expression, critical thinking, their creativity and imagination.  Taking part in Art also helps students develop confidence and motivation, problem solving skills and communication skills.  These are all important transferable and life skills.

On the practical side, studying Art allows students to gain hands-on experience with a range of materials, and techniques, and it challenges them to find practical, visual solutions and outcomes to set tasks.  Often, these outcomes can be both exciting and surprising.  This can lead to inspiration for further creative work on chosen themes.