The Curriculum at Conisborough College
The curriculum at Conisborough College has been crafted to offer a breadth of subjects to all students. Each department has designed its curriculum so that it is in line with national and local guidelines whilst ensuring that it is accessible for all of our students. Our curriculum is built around an ethos of inclusion so that each individual student is able to reach their full potential. Heads of Department constantly review the curriculum to ensure it is meeting students’ needs.
Our vision for Teaching and Learning
We want pupils and staff to enjoy the challenge of learning. This means nurturing resilience and risk-taking. It means supporting pupils to be independent and responsible learners. It means developing pupil knowledge and skills to engage critically with the wider world. It means caring for each other and being part of our community.
How we achieve this vision
Students study the following subjects at Key Stage 3:
Art, Drama, Design Technology, English, Food Technology, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Personal Social and Health Education, Science and Textiles. ICT is taught as an immersive subject across all subjects in Key Stage 3.
The school operates a three-year Key Stage 3 in order to encourage depth of learning and ensure students have access to a breadth of subjects for as long as possible.
In Year 9, students select their options for their GCSEs.
Students can study the following subjects at Key Stage 4:
Fine Art, Combines Science, Triple Science (separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Business Studies, Child Development, Computer Science, Drama, Design Technology, English Language, English Literature, Food Technology, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, ICT, Religious Education and Textiles.
Year 9 students are given a free choice when deciding which subjects to study in Year 10 and the timetable is then created around these choices to ensure as many students as possible are able to study the subjects of their choice.
As part of our Key Stage 4 programme of study we also have links to Colfe’s School where students are able to take Latin GCSE. There are also opportunities for certain students to take part in the Millwall Programme. Here students are given an opportunity to engage in vocational qualifications that are based around the sporting industry. Students are given the opportunity to continue this pathway at Millwall Post-16.