Our mission of ‘Excellent education for all’ is embedded within our Copthall curriculum so that students experience an exciting and broad education of the highest standard
We encourage our students to become independent learners and provide a broad and balanced curriculum that allows them to develop skills and knowledge which they will need in the future to gain the qualifications to allow them to progress, enjoy and succeed in their adult lives.
The curriculum offer at Copthall includes all of the traditional subjects that you would expect to see in a school as well as a more specialist range of subjects. Learning extends beyond the classroom and is supported by an extensive range of wider learning opportunities, including excursions, a scholarship programme, extra-curricular activities and external partnerships.
We emphasise the importance of core skills and knowledge with substantial time being devoted to English, Maths and Science at KS3 and KS4, so that students are given every opportunity to progress academically and are proficient in skills of Reading, Writing, Communication and Mathematics. The Copthall curriculum also offers a full breadth of foundation subjects taught within a balanced two-week timetable.
We run a three year Key Stage 4 with GCSE courses beginning in Year 9 which enables subjects to be taught in greater depth. Copthall provides courses to meet the aptitudes and aspirations of all of our students. Transitions into Key Stages are planned in detail and with consideration to the needs of individual students so that the support for students making curriculum choices at Key Stage 4 and 5 is informed and balanced.
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our curriculum planning and our practice. Whilst we provide individual support to students where needed, our curriculum is one which celebrates and is built around an inclusive approach. We firmly believe that all of our students are part of a strong and diverse community who are entitled to full access of subjects and experiences.
Please see the document below for the School Curriculum overview 2020-2021.