Curriculum 2020/21Back to Key Information
At Prendergast Vale School, we believe that all students, regardless of their starting points, should have access to a broad curriculum that prepares them to become successful learners, who can make a positive contribution to society. Our aim is for every student who leaves this school at age 16 to be on the pathway to university, leading to successful careers with good prospects. Students will be exposed to a range of learning opportunities designed to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through the subjects they learn inside the classroom and the enrichment opportunities we provide outside the classroom, to cultivate their cultural capital. The curriculum at Prendergast Vale School, will allow them to achieve academic excellence as well as build their characters to ensure they grow into resilient, confident and optimistic individuals that are able to adapt to the challenges of the 21st century.
All students study the following subjects at Key Stage 3: Maths, English, Science, Computer Science, Music, PE, Art, Design and Technology, Spanish, History, Geography and Religious Education.
At Key stage 4, all students study the following Core Curriculum: Maths, English Literature, English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Combined Science with some students studying Separate Science), Spanish and a Humanities subject (History or Geography).
Students then elect to study a further two subjects from this list: Computer Science, Food Technology, Music, PE, Art, Design and Technology, a second Humanities subject (History or Geography), Media Studies and RE.
See the curriculum booklets for further details.
This is in addition to their statutory participation in studies which support their wider development in sports, ICT and social, moral, spiritual and cultural studies.