This statement sets out how we intend to achieve our vision for our students through our school curriculum.
As an ambitious and supportive Grammar School, we have very high aspirations for all our students and we challenge them to achieve academic and emotional wellbeing. All students study the full National Curriculum, and Religious Studies and Relationships and Sex Education with no student studying a narrowed curriculum.
Our curriculum sits at the heart of our vision. We encourage our students to develop Mastery within their learning but also of themselves. They will do this through rigorous Endeavour and through the daily use of our Thinking toolkit.
As an accredited Thinking School, we are a community of lifelong learners, skilled in using a range of thinking tools and habits. Advancing literacy is at the core of our curriculum with students aided to read challenging age appropriate and diverse texts.
Through years 7 to 13 we offer a broad, balanced, rich and relevant curriculum. Our clearly structured subject curricula ensure that our students constantly progress in learning knowledge and developing skills needed to succeed in the modern world. Every subject defines a coherently planned and sequenced ‘Learning Journey’ that all students will follow to achieve their aspirational goals.
Through the pandemic we became skilled in utilising a range of digital resources that equipped our students to continue to learn outside of the classroom. We now continue to enhance and develop our digital offer to support our students in their learning journeys.
Here at Holcombe Grammar School we believe in Total Education. We aim to support and challenge our students to achieve excellent academic outcomes whilst also striving to offer a high quality Personal Development curriculum. Through taught lessons, assemblies and the Tutor Programme we develop students understanding of:
As students journey through the school, our ambitious curriculum intends to consistently challenge and inspire them:
In all key stages we provide a range of extra and super curricular opportunities to enhance the learning experience for our students. A range of clubs and trips are provided that develop the cultural capital of all students in our community. We offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme from Year 9 and we are working towards Artsmark in recognition of our excellence in the arts.
Holcombe is an ambitious and supportive Grammar School where life chances are transformed.
Our curriculum sits at the heart of this vision and through implementing this curriculum, we ensure that our able and dedicated students progress to a range of ambitious destinations including Oxford, Cambridge and many other Russell Group Universities.