Our curriculum is broad and balanced and provides all the components required by legislation. We aim to promote the moral, spiritual, cultural, mental and physical development of our students and prepare them for the opportunities, experiences and responsibilities of adult life.
All courses are equally available to all our students. We aim to give them the knowledge and skills they need and also to prepare them to respect other people as well as themselves.
Testing is carried out at particular stages to ensure that our targets are suitably high and to ensure that we are as effective as we should be in both teaching and learning.
Most subjects are now grouped by ability. This enables a student with a particular aptitude in a subject to progress more quickly (see also Learning Support below). Teaching methods vary with the nature of the work being done, but in all cases there is a clear explanation of the task in hand, followed by work by the class, in groups, in pairs or by individuals.
At all times students should be clear on what is expected of them, in classwork and homework. In these endeavours we expect the support of all our parents in securing the best possible progress for our students. Our most able students are identified at an early stage. Their names are shared with all staff and appropriate targets are set for them which are monitored regularly.
Our teaching week at Tunbridge Wells High School is 25 hours in both Key Stages.