Claydon High School
Church Lane, Claydon, Suffolk, IP6 0EG

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Headteacher:  Mrs S Skinner

Curriculum Statement

It is an exciting time in education with a new National Curriculum at KS1, 2 and 3 and opportunities to review our teaching to prepare our students to achieve the very best they can in terms of preparation for life after Claydon High School and of course preparation for good GCSE outcomes.

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Year 7 Learning Skills Ladders

Please click on this page to access the Year 7 Learning Skills Ladders for each subject area.

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Maths (KS3 & KS4)

At Claydon, regardless of the topic being covered, it is the aim of those teaching Mathematics to provide opportunities for all students

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English (KS3 & KS4)

The English Department at Claydon High School aims to develop students’ skills in all of the main areas of reading, writing and speaking/listening and to foster a climate in which creative and analytical work can thrive.

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Science (KS3 & KS4)

Our aim of Science teaching at Claydon High School is to give our students the knowledge, understanding and skills required in a way that creates intrigue and excitement about the subject. We make an effort to develop understanding of how principles within the classroom relate to the real world. We are proud that all the teaching staff have a love of Science and enjoy passing on their knowledge. The department works together very closely as a team to provide the best support they can to all students.

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Geography (KS3 & KS4)

In Geography we look to prepare students to be active and informed learners who are able to question and investigate their environments through this dynamic subject. We use a range of teaching and learning activities including group work, enquiry, ICT, drama and fieldwork to actively investigate a range of different places, landforms and processes and develop students’ geographical imaginations.

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Art & Design (KS3 & KS4)

Our specialist Art & Design and Textiles staff have considerable educational expertise and knowledge of all aspects of the visual arts. They all have had experience of Art & Design in a working context.

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Drama (KS3 & KS4)

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History (KS3 & KS4)

In History we allow students to gain an understanding of the world around them through an enjoyable, challenging and relevant learning experience.

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MFL (KS3 & KS4)

There are many benefits to learning a foreign language:- you can travel the world, meet new people, improve your memory and employers love them too!

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PE (KS3 & KS4)

Our primary aim is to enhance the attitudes of our students towards physical activity, in the hope that we will instil in all our students a desire to maintain active and healthy lifestyles.

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PSHEE (KS3 & KS4)

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DT Resistant Materials & Graphics (KS3)

In Design & Technology we aim to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge through the use of project-based learning. The course is guided by the requirements of the National Curriculum for Technology, where-by students learn and develop a range of skills which include; designing, making, analysing, problem solving and evaluating.

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DT Food Technology (KS3 & KS4)

In Food Technology students are encouraged to use their creativity and opinions in their practical work. Students are assessed on their ability to prepare and cook a range of foods safely and hygienically. All students will cook sweet and savoury dishes to equip them with the skills required to eat a healthy and balanced diet after leaving school.

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Computer Science (Key Stage 3)

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RE (KS3)

In RE students are encouraged to understand the nature of religious and ethical beliefs and practices and to appreciate their importance in the lives of individuals, communities and cultures.

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BTEC Business First Award

We all need to work, either in self employment or for a vast variety of other organizations, large or small, profit making or non-profit making. Choosing Business Studies will give you an understanding of business language and how businesses operate, manage their finances and adapt to remain successful.

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GCSE Design and Technology Graphics Products

In Design & Technology we aim to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge through the use of project-based learning. The course is guided by the requirements of the National Curriculum for Technology, where-by students learn and develop a range of skills which include; designing, making, analysing, problem solving and evaluating.

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GCSE Design Technology Resistant Materials

In Design & Technology we aim to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge through the use of project-based learning. The course is guided by the requirements of the National Curriculum for Technology, where-by students learn and develop a range of skills which include; designing, making, analysing, problem solving and evaluating.

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GCSE Health & Social Care

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GCSE Music

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GCSE Textiles (Art & Design - Edexcel)

Textile Design is recognised as a valid form of Art and Design and is important in all aspects of modern life; whether it is purely as a form of decorative art or if it has more practical functions such as clothing or soft furnishings.

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GCSE Leisure & Tourism

GCSE Leisure and Tourism is a vocational qualification. This means that it is work related. It aims to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding that you will be able to use in the workplace or as the basis for further education and training in this area.

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GCSE Computer Science (Key Stage 4)

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Year 6 – 7 Transition

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