What will I learn, and when will I learn it ?
We hope that this section helps to give students and their parents a picture of what our students are taught during their time at Sedgefield. The menu items on this page provide links to information that will be of interest depending upon which year group the student is currently in.
As a school, we have four overarching aims that inform the curriculum that our students follow in every year group and in each subject:
- Prepare students to achieve their full potential in assessments at the end of the course, ensuring that there are clear links and progression in learning from one year to the next.
- Develop personal qualities that will help students to achieve both at SCC and then in their later lives – this includes helping our young people to become genuine lifelong learners.
- To foster enthusiasm for learning and promote intellectual curiosity.
- To enable students to appreciate the relevance of their learning, making links to the wider world.
It is important to note that when going into the menu items named ‘Years 7 and 8’ and ‘Years 9, 10 and 11’,there are sections which provide curriculum overviews that detail what will be studied during each half term of the academic year.
Due to the significant national reforms that are currently taking place that affect both how students are assessed and the results awarded at the end of year 11, we have a discrete section on this website that focuses on these changes. We recommend that both students and parents view the presentations in this section that are relevant to their child’s year group. Go to the ‘About Us’ section and select the GCSE reforms menu item.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development @ SCC / Promoting fundamental British values
We believe that our school is outstanding in the way in which it ensures the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of our students. As part of this SMSC development, we ensure that students are supported to understand the four fundamental British values (democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance) and are therefore prepared for life in modern Britain. Should you wish to read a little more about this then click on button in the ‘What I will learn section’. Students follow a programme of SMSC lessons that comprises session in careers, citizenship and PSHE. These SMSC lessons take place on a fortnightly basis and the programme for the current academic year is available via the link below.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Sedgefield Community College, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
Further information can be found in the Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum section of the SEND Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Questions? – who to contact
Whilst we have made every effort to provide parents with lots of information about the Sedgefield curriculum we appreciate that parents may still occasionally have a question. In this situation parents are advised to contact the college either by telephone or email and ask to speak with:
Mr G Robinson (Deputy Headteacher – Curriculum and Standards)
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