In years 7 to 9 students follow an entitlement curriculum which embraces the National Curriculum requirements which includes courses in:
English (Language and Literature),
Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
Technology Graphic Product/Resistant Materials/ Systems and Control and Textile Technology
Humanities (Geography, History, Religious Education)
Modern Languages (French and German)
Art, Music and Drama
Information CommunicationTechnology and Citizenship
In years ten and eleven, pupils follow a curriculum which embraces the requirements of Key Stage 4. Pupils follow courses in certain curriculumareas which will include:
English Language English Literature
Science Citizenship Religious Education
ICT Physical Education
and may include:
History, Geography, Technology, Media, Studies, Music, Drama, Modern Languages, Art, Leisure & Tourism
The school also offers a range of vocational opportunities. These include The ASDAN award: - enabling pupils to develop and use learning methods closely associated with employment and adult life, in a range of vocational areas. Work experience, practical involvement and self reliance are strongly encouraged on this course.
Work based learning at Colchester Institute and Manningtree High School with local employers and Tendring Adult Education.
These courses give pupils the opportunity to gain work based qualifications to level 1 in a range of vocational areas e.g. Construction, Catering, Food Skills, Animal Care, Engineering and Hairdressing. Pupils attend the colleges on two days of the week; there is no cost to parents/ guardians for transport and equipment. It is common for pupils who are selected for work based learning to also follow the Asdan course. These opportunities are available by invitation following discussions with parents and pupils during year 9. Pupils are also provided with further opportunities to widen their overall learning experience by being offered careers education and post-16 guidance, personal and social education, work experience placements, economic and environmental education.
All curriculum areas work together to make the overall learning experience of pupils relevant and coherent. Equal opportunities arecentral to curriculum planning and delivery.