STEM Curriculum Intent
To encourage our students to become the best they can be in STEM, we aim to provide a rich and varied curriculum to challenge and meet the needs of all our students, to develop their natural curiosity, and an enquiring frame of mind in order to understand the world around them.
We aim to prepare students for the mathematic, scientific, and technological developments of the modern world; developing their ability to think creatively, analytically and logically and giving them opportunities to apply the concepts and techniques that they learn in and out of the classroom. We aim to ensure that students develop their physical competency, fitness and health through a broad range of physical activities. Students develop an understanding of how these in turn can have a positive effect on their physical and mental wellbeing.
In developing skills in risk taking and resilience, independent enquiry, working collaboratively and taking responsibility we aim to prepare our learners well for everyday life and future employment. We aim to support our students in developing strategies and the confidence to overcome barriers usually encountered due to their deafness and instil passion and motivation in our students by providing opportunities to learn and interact with deaf professionals working in STEM. They are encouraged to progress their skills through continued practise outside of lessons and through sports club in their local communities.
By the end of KS3: To develop critical thinking skills, knowledge and understanding in line with the national curriculum for STEM and progress to qualifications that suit their stage of learning and challenge them appropriately.
By the end of KS4: To study content in line with their appropriate qualifications and develop a range of knowledge and skills in preparation for everyday life, future employment and higher education.