The Curriculum at Withernsea High School

At Withernsea High School our curriculum has been designed to meet the requirements of current national guidelines and give students the experiences to develop and prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Through the broad and balanced curriculum subjects that are taught we promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils. PSHE and social studies lessons are used to further embed the teaching of SMSC and  British Values as well as cover important curriculum areas which prepare students for the modern world including, beliefs and values, rights and responsibilities, sex and relationships, work and careers. 

Support for students with Special Educational Needs is provided in class. Students are provided with opportunities to extend their skills and talents, which includes the provision of additional classes and extension opportunities for more able students, as well as intervention and support provision as required.

In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) students will follow a diet of compulsory subjects, which will give them a firm foundation for their later learning. These subjects are determined largely by the National Curriculum, but the way students learn will vary between subjects, giving students something that will excite and challenge them. 

In Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) students study compulsory subjects in line with the National Curriculum requirements alongside personalised subjects making up the 3 years of study at KS4. They have clear progression routes to enable them to continue their post 16 education or the word of work. We engage students and parents in decisions regarding their choices. Please see the option booklet for details of the pathways and subjects on offer.

At Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13 - Sixth Form) students are formally guided towards a personalised curriculum which meets their individual needs and aspirations based on prior attainment and approach to study.