We take special care to design our curriculum to meet the needs of each child and have won the Schools' Curriculum Award, The Barclays New Future Award, The Sportsmark Award, the Investors in Careers Award and the Investors in Education Business Partnership Award.
As with all secondary schools we ensure our students receive a broad and balanced curriculum. However, we also guarantee at least one hour per week of the expressive arts subjects: Art, Drama, Music, plus Information Technology s taught courses.
The Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed to give the widest possible choice to our students with regard to subjects on the list of options. As a Specialist College we are able to extend the provision of performing arts.
An extensive range of subjects is on offer at Key Stage 5, including a wide selection of AS/A2 levels, vocational NVQs and AVCEs.
The courses on offer go beyond those normally found in schools and include the more specialised subjects such as Politics, Psychology and Sociology.
All in all our aim is to offer a dynamic and exciting curriculum which will equip our students for a life in the third millenium.We were the first school in Plymouth to pioneer the use of electronic white boards and have invested heavily in information and communication technology (ICT).
We have expanded such resources through our status as a Specialist Arts College and a successful National Grid for Learning bid.
By working closely with Plymouth High School for Girls and Estover Community College, we are able to offer over 50 courses. The Plymouth High, Lipson, Estover (PLE) Consortium has earned national recognition and funding for the quality of sixth form provision.