The Expressive Arts

  • Provide enjoyment and inspiration
  • Give opportunities for students to work collaboratively with others
  • Enable students to learn form practical experience
  • Develop in students an appreciation of cultural values
  • Help students understand the contribution of the arts to individuals, communities and the economy
  • Give students opportunities to perform and present their work

Health and Wellbeing

  • Students will have a positive experience of healthy living activities
  • Learn to cope with challenging situations
  • Acquire the capacity to sustain physical, emotional and social wellbeing
  • Think critically about how to make informed health choices and contribute to their own and others’ wellbeing
  • Promote self management skills and personal identity


  • Encourage intellectual curiosity
  • Develop skills of thinking, learning, communicating and working with others
  • Develop critical thinking and discernment
  • Exercise creativity
  • Exploit a wide range of different texts and media
  • Help learners make connections
  • Promote understanding of how language works
  • Increase students’ understanding of their own and other cultures
  • Develop competence in other languages


  • Help students acquire essential numeracy skills
  • Develop an understanding of the concepts, principles and processes of mathematics
  • Embody problem solving as an intrinsic element of mathematical approaches
  • Students will be able to apply mathematical competencies in other contexts
  • Students will understand the impact of Mathematics on all aspects of life


  • Stimulates curiosity and questioning
  • Students investigate the environment
  • Provides experience of practical investigations and experiments
  • Promotes understanding of empirical methods
  • Enables students to interpret evidence
  • Gives an understanding of the impact on society, culture and the environment
  • Students use Science to consider social, ethical, economic and environmental issues

 Social Subjects

  • Students develop an understanding of the world and the forces that have shaped it
  • Students make sense of the changes in Society
  • Students develop enquiry skills and capacity for critical thinking
  • Understand how human activity and achievements influence the social and physical environment and shape values
  • Provides a context in which learners can exercise informed and responsible citizenship


  •  Explores morals and values
  • Helps students develop their own beliefs and values
  • Develops students’ knowledge of Christianity and other religions
  • Develops skills of reflection, critical thinking and deciding how to act when making moral decisions


  • Helps students apply knowledge and skill to design and create products
  • Develops students’ imagination and creativity
  • Encourages the enterprising attitudes for success in the global economy
  • Offers opportunities for work-related learning
  • Encourages students to be skilled users of current technologies and to embrace future developments
  • Promotes understanding of the impact of technology on society