Subject Curriculum

In Business, our vision is:

To provide students with opportunities through an ambitious business curriculum which will nurture and inspire the next KSI, Alan Sugar or Deborah Meaden.  

Curriculum Aim

At Beechwood School, in Business our curriculum aim is to support our students on their learning journey that will equip them to be future entrepreneurs and business leaders with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for the dynamic modern business world.

Curriculum Intent

In Business we meet the curriculum aims of the school by…..

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Curriculum Implementation

At Beechwood, our curriculum implementation is built on these 4 principles from cognitive science. 

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In Computer Science our vision is:

To provide a high-quality education for our students, and equipping them with knowledge, confidence and the skills in computer science and preparing them to take up real-world challenges in the future.

Curriculum Aim

At Beechwood School, in Computer Science our curriculum aim is two-fold: to inspire students as the pioneers of the future and to nurture a love of this subject. As computer programs pervade every aspect of our lives, our society needs computer scientists in every aspect of life. We aspire to nurture passionate individuals that will develop computing in every type of industry and every walk of life.

Curriculum Intent

In Computer Science we meet the curriculum aims of the school by enabling out students to see the wider picture and to relate their learning to the real world and possible career paths. Our intent is to help them become digitally literate, and digitally resilient. We will achieve this by teaching them to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science. They will acquire this knowledge by learning key facts and words, by analysing problems in computational terms, and through repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve problems. Students will learn to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically, critically to evaluate and apply information technology (including unfamiliar technologies). Students will become competent and creative users of computing– in both home and in future pathways of work contexts.

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Curriculum Implementation

At Beechwood, our curriculum implementation is built on these 4 principles from cognitive science. 

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In Design & Technology, our vision is:

To support students to blend academic and creative knowledge enabling students to become outstanding design and technologists who are equipped to succeed through Excellence, Respect and Kindness.

Curriculum Aim

At Beechwood School, in design & technology, our curriculum aim is to give our young people the skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed and made world and to harness the benefits of technology in a sustainable way.  They learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative and to make creative use of a variety of resources including digital technologies and food & nutrition, to improve the world around them. 

Curriculum Intent

In design technology we meet the curriculum aims of the school by…

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Curriculum Implementation

At Beechwood, our curriculum implementation is built on these 4 principles from cognitive science. 

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In English, our vision is:

To promote a purposeful learning programme, which is inclusive and in line with the National Curriculum, in order to develop successful speakers, readers and writers.

Curriculum Aim

At Beechwood School, in English, our curriculum aim is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. 

Curriculum Intent

In English, we meet the curriculum aims of the school by following the spiral and sequencing models to allow students to develop their knowledge gradually. The curriculum across the Key Stages has been shaped in light of our students’ needs and consequently the main priorities are to effectively balance the reading and writing skills and rigorously select an engaging and inspirational range of texts and topics.

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Curriculum Implementation

At Beechwood, our curriculum implementation is built on these 4 principles from cognitive science. 

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In Maths, our vision is:

To develop lifelong learners by motivating and promoting a positive attitude towards the learning of maths in order to equip students with the tools they need across the curriculum and beyond the classroom.

Curriculum Aim

At Beechwood School, in Maths our curriculum aim, in line with the national curriculum, is to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving, we ensure that these are embedded throughout our curriculum planning throughout Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

Curriculum Intent

In Maths we meet the curriculum aims of the school by:

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Curriculum Implementation

At Beechwood, our curriculum implementation is built on these 4 principles from cognitive science.

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Curriculum Aim

At Beechwood School, in MFL, our curriculum aim is for our students to experience a challenging curriculum, rich in variety and diversity, underpinned by our whole school values of Kindness, Excellence and Respect.   

In the MFL Department, we reflect these values in our approach to Teaching & Learning and understand that underpinning all of this is:

· High expectations & mutual respect for all to become the very best that they can be.  

·  Everyone can be successful and strive for excellence in language learning regardless of their starting point, ability, gender, race, or background.

· The belief in the power of kindness & ambition to change lives for the better and to prepare them for success in life.                    

Curriculum Intent

In the MFL Department, the focus of our curriculum is heavily directed to development of students’ communication skills, self-efficacy, strong and durable retention of language, independence, autonomy and to encourage the lifelong learning of languages; Languages are like keys, they open doors to: Culture and Tradition, History, Politics, Art and to people!

Through the 3 pillars of language progression – Phonology, Vocabulary and Grammar, students will gain a strong phonetic knowledge to enable them to converse confidently (and pronounce new vocabulary) and a reinforcement of many literacy skills from their first language. 

Our ambitious vision for our Language Learners is that they complete their secondary school experience with an in-depth understanding of how language works, and that they become equipped with a range of skills and knowledge to continue to improve their own language, as well as to develop their skills in one or more foreign languages as they progress on their journey to adulthood. 

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In Physical Education our vision is:

At Beechwood School, in PE our curriculum vision is to develop an all-round, lifelong, love for physical activity.  We Respect all, we believe all students can achieve Excellence regardless of their prior attainment and we expect Kindness from all pupils.

Curriculum Aim

In the PE department, our curriculum is ambitious for all students.  Each year, all students are given the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of disciplines, both individual and team based to allow them to find an activity they enjoy and will continue to engage with in the future either through academic study of PE or through an active, healthy lifestyle.

All pupils aim for the same learning outcomes, the only difference between groups is the number of scaffolds. We teach to the top and scaffold along. We model knowledge to all students, engage in metacognitive talk and input disciplinary literacy across both core and academic PE with responsible citizens created at the end of their PE journey.

Curriculum Intent

In PE we meet the curriculum aims of the school by:

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Curriculum Implementation

At Beechwood, our curriculum implementation is built on these 4 principles from cognitive science. 

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In Science our vision is:

To give students the knowledge they need to understand the amazing universe around them, to understand why things happen the way they do and to be able contribute to the next generation of scientific developments.

Curriculum Aim

At Beechwood School, in Science, our curriculum aim is to ensure pupils build a strong network of knowledge and facts and be able to retrieve them fluently. To be able to use their knowledge in a wide range of scenarios and to speak and write like a scientist. To become a strong reader in science, so they can access texts outside of the curriculum and have the outcomes that give them the choice of studying science beyond beechwood.

Curriculum Intent

In Science we meet the curriculum aims of the school by

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Curriculum Implementation

At Beechwood, our curriculum implementation is built on these 4 principles from cognitive science. 

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