Curriculum

Our highly academic curriculum will provide pupils with a strongly disciplined and exciting learning environment and will ensure that all pupils will succeed and achieve. Pupils need to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that will equip them to operate successfully in an ever-changing world.

Our curriculum will enable all pupils, regardless of background and prior attainment, to achieve.

At Key Stage 3 students will study a two-year programme that covers all the National Curriculum subjects. The Suthers School will operate a banding system that ensures pupils are taught in groups that are well-matched to their ability. Data drawn from primary schools, from KS2 tests and from our own baseline assessments will be used to determine the most suitable groups and inform our early-intervention programme.

During our three year Key Stage 4 programme, all students will study the English Baccalaureate core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject.

A wide range of option subjects including drama, art, computer science, technology and sports supplement the core curriculum. We expect all our students to achieve at least eight passes at grade 5 or above including the English Baccalaureate subjects.

The Suthers School will deliver educational provision at Key Stage 5 that is in keeping with academic tradition and provides access to a broad range of facilitating subjects so that our students have access to the very best higher education opportunities and are empowered to be able to make positive choices about their future pathways.