Stanwell School provides a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which contributes to pupils’ moral and spiritual development. The curriculum is designed as a preparation for adult society and the world of work.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum fulfils the legal requirements of the National Curriculum. Additional subjects that enhance the curriculum include Drama, a second Modern Foreign Language, Learning Support and Learning to Learn.
In Key Stage 4 most subjects are taught to GCSE (Level 2). The curriculum consists of compulsory subjects and option subjects, for which pupils have a free choice. GCSE Specification Changes Summary 2020-21
At Post 16 pupils have a free choice of up to five AS subjects as well as the compulsory study of The Welsh Baccalaureate in Year 12.
In Year 13 pupils are offered to continue their option subjects to A2 Level, and complete their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification. GCSE courses in Mathematics and English Language are also offered.
Key Skills are delivered across the curriculum in all Key Stages.
A holistic approach for Work Related Education operates within the curriculum of all Key Stages.
Religious Education is taught in line with the guidelines of the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
Sex Education is included within the PSE programme, and in some curriculum areas, where questions are answered within the wider context of the moral and legal implications.
A programme of individual counselling, meetings with parents, personal and social education, careers education and work experience is used to meet the individual needs of pupils.
Pupils are taught the following subjects:
|Art||Design & Technology||Drama|
In addition, pupils study either German, or Extra Welsh or for pupils with special educational needs Learning Support is provided.
Pupils are taught the following subjects in the core curriculum:
|English Language||GCSE||English Literature||GCSE|
|Mathematics||GCSE||Science||GCSE x 2|
|Physical Education||GCSE (short)||Religious Education||GCSE (short)|
In addition to the core subjects, pupils have a free choice of 4 optional subjects from the following:
|Business Studies||GCSE (double)||Chemistry||GCSE|
|DT – Child Development||GCSE||DT – Food||GCSE|
|DT – Graphics||GCSE||DT – Resistant Materials||GCSE|
|Information Technology||GCSE (double)||Media Studies||GCSE|
|Study Skills||Travel and Tourism||BTEC|
In addition, pupils may opt to study one of the following at the local College of Further Education:
|Hair and Beauty||BTEC|
|General Engineering||NVQ Performing Engineering Operations|
|Motor Vehicle||Award in Vehicle Maintenance IMIAL|
Or, attend The Military Preparation College.
Examination courses are offered in a wide variety of Advanced Certificate of Education and Advanced Supplementary Certificate of Education. The courses that are currently offered are:
|Art and Design||Biology||Business Studies|
|Economics||English Language & Literature||English Literature|
|Film Studies||French||Further Mathematics|
|Human Biology||Information Technology (double & single)||Mathematics|
|Politics & Government||Product Design||Religious Education|
|Sociology||Travel and Tourism||Welsh|
All students in the sixth form follow The Welsh Baccalaureate and GCSE resit classes in Mathematics and English Language are provided.
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