Curriculum

Providing a high standard of education, which personalises the learning experience for each of our students, is at the heart of The Grove School ethos.

At the centre of our curriculum is the desire to produce successful learners for the future, equipped with the skills that will enable them to prosper and achieve in the 21st Century. We strive for our students to demonstrate excellence, integrity, empathy, creativity and equality giving them the confidence to achieve their best. A fundamental drive is for all students to feel part of and to understand their local, national and international communities and the contributions they make to them.  We embrace a curriculum that is broad, well-balanced and flexible enough to meet the needs of each individual and in doing so, we aim to encourage and support all our students to reach their full potential and celebrate their successes.

Learning opportunities are embedded to help students convert their potential to high achievement and students are consistently driven to reach their personal best. Through our Discovery Day and No Limits programmes we encourage students to try new experiences, build their self-confidence and resilience, take risks and solve problems, develop leadership and team work skills and embrace new learning with an open mind.

During a student’s educational journey at The Grove School, they will cover the National Curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4.

Key Stage 3

During the first two years, students will follow Key Stage 3 courses in Mathematics; English; Science; German; History; Geography; Music; Art; Computing; Food; Religious Studies; Design Technology and development of their LORIC skills (Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication). We also embed reading into the curriculum through dedicated D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) time. Our curriculum is designed to follow national guidelines as well as providing the essential foundations and building blocks for learning in Key Stage 4 and beyond.

We believe successful creative lifelong learners participate in a journey of self-discovery. They know how to learn, how to acquire skills and feel safe to take risks with confidence and courage.

We strongly believe that by making learning challenging, inspirational and engaging, it becomes collaborative, active and creative.

Key Stage 4

All students follow a core curriculum, in line with the National Curriculum, which includes English, Mathematics, Science, core P.E, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Citizenship. Students have the freedom to choose some option topics as outlined in the options booklet. While we encourage students to take advantage of the opportunities offered by studying the English Baccalaureate suite of qualifications students are able to select some courses themselves, and as such have a voice in determining their future pathways.

To find out more about the curriculum the school is following; please contact office@groveschool.net

Key Stage 5 – Sixth Form Curriculum

The Sixth Form has secured the school’s ability to provide an outstanding level of education for its students beyond the age of 16. For many Year 11 students, the Sixth Form will be the natural progression route as they have the opportunity to study in an environment where they have already achieved and can continue their studies being taught by teachers with whom they already have strong working relationships.

The Sixth Form environment provides students with more independence and flexibility, however, the strong pastoral care and support is still available in the form of a Sixth Form Mentor.

The development of a Sixth Form at The Grove School has further enhanced the character of the school and Sixth Form students play a vital role in school life, acting as mentors for younger generations.

For more information on the Sixth Form, the course offering, support and guidance, and progression, please click here or to arrange a visit, please call reception on 01630 652121.