Curriculum Intent Statement

Westborough has an aspirational curriculum for social justice in which academic excellence is relentlessly pursued and powerful knowledge and the acquisition of rich vocabulary takes pupils beyond their everyday experiences.

At Westborough, academic excellence is the first priority. Our broad and balanced curriculum is ambitious and coherently sequenced to ensure knowledge builds in scope and complexity: closing any knowledge gap. To pursue academic excellence, we expose all our young people to the ‘best that is thought and said’. We want all pupils to acquire knowledge that takes them beyond their everyday experiences and in doing so promote social justice by tackling inequality.

There is an effective blend of knowledge and skills integrated into each year group that aims to give all learners an equality of opportunity. Staff believe the curriculum is the progression model and thoughtfully sequence learning accordingly. The school curriculum is inspiring and aspirational in all subject areas and extends to the holistic experience that wider educational opportunities have to offer.

Westborough’s curriculum is pupil centred and is about best preparing our young people for the responsibilities they will face in their future. We want to expose pupils to ‘powerful knowledge’ so that they can develop their thinking for the good of themselves and society. We want pupils to value their learning and understand that background is irrelevant to achievement and aspiration is not limited by the circumstance of birth.

The curriculum seeks to offer the benefits and advantages that confer success and prosperity to all our pupils. We believe all learners are entitled to a foundation of powerful knowledge so that they can question the world around them, evoking a sense of freedom and excitement. In order to do this effectively, the curriculum develops vocabulary rich young people who can articulate their thoughts and ideas effectively.

In summary, Westborough’s curriculum:

  1. Ensures an entitlement of powerful knowledge for all pupils hence closing the knowledge gap.
  2. Exposes all our young people to ‘the best of what is thought and said’ necessary for academic excellence.
  3. Sequences learning and incorporates strategies based on cognitive science that ensure the retention of powerful knowledge
  4. Takes pupils beyond their everyday experience hence encouraging engagement, freedom and excitement.
  5. Produces numerate and literate pupils who are vocabulary rich and have a love of reading.
  6. Provides equality and social justice to encourage social mobility.
  7. Ensures our pupils become successful future citizens.

Subject Offer 2021-2022

Year 7Lesson Allocation
1English (including 1 reading to learn)4
2Maths4
3Science4
4History1
5Geography2
6Computer studies1
7Religious and personal studies1
8French2
9Drama1
10Music1
11Art1
12DT1
13PE2
Total25
Year 8Lesson Allocation
1English (including 1 reading to learn)4
2Maths4
3Science4
4History2
5Geography1
6Computer studies1
7Religious and personal studies1
8French2
9Drama1
10Music1
11Art1
12DT1
13PE2
Total25
Year 9Lesson Allocation
1English4
2Maths4
3Science trilogy4
4Sports BTEC2
5History2
6Geography2
7French / Urdu2
8Open A2
9Open B2
10Religious and personal studies1
Total25
Year 10
Blue PathLesson AllocationPurple PathLesson Allocation
1English language5English language5
2English literatureEnglish literature
3Maths4Maths4
4Science trilogy5Science trilogy5
5French / Urdu3Humanities / computer science3
6Humanities3Open A3
7Open B3Open B3
8Sports BTEC2Sports BTEC2
Total25Total25
Year 11
Blue PathLesson AllocationPurple PathLesson Allocation
1English language5English language5
2English literatureEnglish literature
3Maths4Maths4
4Science trilogy5Science trilogy5
5French / Urdu3Humanities / Computer science3
6Humanities3Open A3
7Open B3Open B3
8Sports BTEC2Sports BTEC2
Total25Total25