THE CURRICULUM 2017-2018

Fleetwood High School provides a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage Three and Four, which is both diverse and enriching whilst ensuring learners can achieve their potential.
The fundamental modern British values of democracy, liberty and rule of law are promoted, with mutual respect and tolerance towards those of different faiths and a rejection of extremism. Religious education is broadly Christian with the principles of ‘SACRE’ in mind.

Key Stage 3
KS3 fully prepares learners for their GCSE studies and Option choices in Key Stage Four. Aspiration and exam resilience are promoted throughout. 
English and Mathematics studied 4 hours/week and Science 3 hours/week.
History, Geography and RE are each studied for 1 hour/week; French, Computing and Physical Education are also provided for 2 hours/week each.
2 hours of Design Technology are delivered, comprising Art, Food Technology, Graphics and Resistant Materials, on a timetabled carousel. Performing Arts is also studied for 2 hours/week (Dance, Drama and Music).
1 hour of Citizenship skills is provided, which includes Independent Study Skills, Career aspirations and future educational decisions are researched and supported. Personal Health and Finance are also part of the curriculum.

Key Stage 4
Our objective is to fully prepare students for Level 3 Courses, after Fleetwood High by developing in them a skill set to independently learn and practice higher order thinking skills. The Curriculum aims to challenge students and support them in reaching their potential for all routes, including University Degrees or Apprenticeships.  
English and Mathematics are studied for 5 hours per week in Key Stage Four, as Literacy and Numeracy are keys to future success.
Science is studied for 5 hours/week and can lead to either 2 Combined GCSE passes or 3 GCSE Triple passes of ‘Biology’, ‘Chemistry’ and ‘Physics’.
Students take 3 subjects as part of the Options process. Ebacc subjects offered are History, Geography, French and Computer Science, studied for 2 or 3 hours per week. Of these, History and Geography are well selected by students; many continue these studies Post 16.
Further Options available include GCSE Art, Food Technology, Graphics, Resistant Materials, Drama, Music, PE and Religious Education.
Dependent on learning styles, some Options are Btecs such as Dance and Music Technology, providing a practical approach to learning, compared to the full exam-based academic subjects.

Being mindful of 2018 Labour Market Information (through Lancashire Enterprise Partnership) regarding Sectors with greater demand in our Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre travel-to-work area, other vocational Btec qualifications are studied which allow students an excellent route into specific College courses and Work-based Apprenticeships. These are Business Studies, Health/Social Care, Travel & Tourism and Construction. This complements four of the sectors with the largest percentage rise over the last 12 months (and predicted for the next few years) of ‘Retail’, ‘Health & Social’, ‘Visitor Economy’ and ‘Construction’. Qualifications with recent limited potential for local employment such as Hairdressing or Horticulture whilst valuable are not currently delivered.
Additionally, students take 1 hour Physical Education, 2 hours of Computing and 1 hour of Citizenship including Healthy living, along with Career Guidance, Employment and College experience involving our main providers; Blackpool & Fylde College and Blackpool Sixth Form.

An alternative curriculum is designed for the needs of learners who require further time to develop their skills and focus on resilience, teamwork and independent skills. Literacy, Numeracy and a variety of engaging qualifications are taught through project based learning.