Curriculum

Curriculum

Christ the King College offers a broad and balanced curriculum in line with National Curriculum guidelines. All students are encouraged to develop their talents and to learn in many different ways.

We aim to provide a wide range of activities including trips, visiting speakers and themed weeks in order to further enhance our curriculum provision. These include Global Curriculum weeks during which time the whole College follows a similar focus but from many diverse curriculum provisions. This approach supports the Every Child Matters Agenda, as well as providing opportunities for experiencing a variety of different learning styles.

The College continues to explore all educational pathways in order to provide individualised learning routes for all of our students which will equip them with the skills and knowledge to flourish during such a demanding and challenging age.

All students in Years 7-9 study a core curriculum of English, Mathematics and Science, which is enhanced by a variety of other subjects: creative activities in Art and Design, Music and Drama; practical subjects such as Design and Technology and ICT; physical activity in Games and PE; languages such as French and Spanish with the addition of Latin and experience of others such as Russian and Japanese; and Humanities such as Geography, Religious Studies and History. During the course of Year 9 students take their Options (through an open Option system) which is then carried forward into Year 10 and 11. Students are encouraged at this time to consider their future needs including Options that are part of their English Baccalaureate.

Teaching styles throughout the College encourage the students to be stimulated and challenged, yet always supported, enabling each to acquire the following groups of skills:

  • Communication skills (e.g. listening to others)
  • Inter-personal skills (e.g. co-operating with others) 
  • Intra-personal skills (e.g. self-analysis) 
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills (e.g. in an enterprise activity) 
  • Study skills (e.g. personal target-setting) 
  • Practical skills (e.g. use of a keyboard)

Further information on the Directorates Areas and subjects can be found in this section.