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Banovallum School

Curriculum

Students will follow a broad, balanced curriculum covering all the entitlements to suit their specific requirements. Students will be advised as to their GCSE options at the end of Year 8, ensuring they are on the correct academic path. They benefit from a rigorous support programme to ensure they make the correct option choices, which involves:

  • Individual subject presentations
  • Parental information evening involving a subject market stall, and an options brochure detailing all subject information and requirements
  • One-to-one mentoring with individual tutors and discussions with subject teachers
  • Discussions with SLT if appropriate

Students whose targets and performances would suggest that they follow a traditional academic pathway will be encouraged to follow the Ebacc route. We will aim to offer extension qualifications to provide the necessary challenge for students with high prior attainment. Students who may benefit from a reduced curriculum will also be accommodated.

Depth & Breadth of the Curriculum

The five-year plan for the curriculum will allow for the students to study their chosen examination subjects, and the school offers in-depth enrichment opportunities by enabling activities to take place across subjects in cultural centres which enhance the work going on in the classroom.

Key to the students’ development is the broad range of extra-curricular, leadership and social opportunities that Banovallum has on offer. These range from prefect roles and anti-bullying mentors through to sports captains. Trips and visits both at home and abroad are crucial to broadening the cultural experience for students.

For those less confident in social situations, we operate the Hive lunchtime club and offer the PEERS qualification.