Formal Our World
Formal sessions are delivered by class teachers following planning designed by a subject specialist. The formal topic is centred around a half-termly topic, which is introduced with a ‘wow’ experience. The curriculum is constructed to draw on this experience and use it throughout the half term. Students use a mix of learning styles such as written work, artefact boxes, community visits, experiments and cooking to experience an engaging education. Students in KS3 are assessed via Castle gemstone levels. Students in KS4 work towards the OCR entry level exam and students in KS5 work on the functional skills and OCR life and living skills.
Explore the sections on the right to see how the areas of Our World are delivered through the formal curriculum.