The curriculum at Alfriston School provides an experience that is broad and balanced and reflects each individual pupil’s learning needs. We enable our pupils to meet their full educational potential, to make progress in their learning, their behaviour and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
There are aspects to our curriculum that are similar to many mainstream schools, but class sizes are smaller and staff to student ratios are higher. In addition, we also provide lessons during which pupils can learn and practice the skills needed in order to fully access and enjoy life in school and beyond.
The timetabled curriculum at Key Stage 3 includes subjects for all pupils that are recognisable from mainstream settings: English, Maths, Science, Religion and Ethics, PE and PSHE. These are presented alongside subjects which enrich our pupils’ lives and facilitate enjoyment and successful participation in community life beyond school: Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Design Craft, Home Economics, Forest School, Social Skills and Environmental Studies.
The curriculum at Key Stage 4 and 5 provides many individual learning pathways for our students. In Key Stage 4 all students continue to study English, Maths, Science, Religion and Ethics, PE and PSHE. Enrichment and preparation for life beyond school is facilitated through dance, work related learning, participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme and through the use of half termly optional units of study which target individual need. The optional units provide cultural enrichment, engagement with community organisations, and the development of both prevocational and vocational skills and competences. The role of enrichment and preparation for transition beyond school is further developed in Key Stage 5 with students accessing work experience, community engagement and college link courses alongside aspects of the Key Stage 4 programme.
To find out more about the curriculum at Alfriston please contact the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org