Although not our sole focus, academic standards and results are ultimately the key elements by which a school is judged. As such, we continue to focus on raising standards and producing excellence within the school.
Regular, accurate assessment is essential for driving up standards in order to pinpoint pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and enable them to secure impressive exam results. Information on pupils’ progress is collated at points throughout the academic year. This is then used to tailor individual intervention plans to meet the needs of the learner.
The curriculum at Thistley Hough has been developed to ensure that all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum suited to their needs and ability.
While in Key Stage 3 (years 7-9 inclusive), students will study the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, Art, Design & Technology, ICT, PE, Music, Drama, Modern Foreign Languages, Geography, History and Religious Education.
At Key Stage 4 (years 10-11 inclusive) the curriculum is broad and balanced, reflecting the importance of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).
All pupils study GCSE Maths and English. They will also follow a programme of study for Science, with different options being offered to different cohorts of students. For those in the higher groups, there will be an opportunity to study the separate science GCSEs. All other students will study Dual Science.
In Year 10, Students on the EBacc pathway will have the opportunity to study for four additional courses at Key Stage 4, completing one of these at the end of Year 10 and the other three at the end of Year 11.
Other courses offered include GCSEs in: IT, Media, Film, Food, Product Design, Resistant Materials, Child Development, Art, Music and Performing Arts. Additionally, BTECs include: Sport, IT and Health and Social.
For a complete list of courses offered and more detailed information, please see our Detailed Curriculum page here.