Curriculum Overview

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Our curriculum is focused on our school values:

Believe: Pupils’ learning is goal orientated and supports present development to become a future reality.

Achieve: Pupils’ try their best to do well, and ensure they have all the tools needed to achieve their potential. They are developing personal resilience and can work individually, as well as in a team.

Succeed: Pupils’ are literate, numerate and able to communicate in a range of contexts. They respect others and can look after their own physical, mental and emotional health. They are able to secure the skills, qualifications and opportunities needed to move them to the next stage of their lives.

Please see below for a breakdown of our curriculum model for each Key-Stage. If you would like to discuss any of the information on this page in more detail, please contact Mrs Cundle, Deputy Headteacher.

Our Curriculum

Key-Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

All pupils are able to access the full national curriculum in KS3 for English, Maths, Science, History, Geography. At Dean Trust Rose Bridge, all KS3 pupils also partake in…

  • Spanish
  • Religious Education
  • Computing
  • Music (practical and digital)
  • Drama, Dance & Performance
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • PSHE

For those pupils that require additional literacy or numeracy provision, this is also made available. Please see our Catch-Up page for further details.

Key-Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

All pupils are able to access the full national curriculum at KS4 for English (Literature & Language), Maths, Science (Combined) and History or Geography. Alongside all of these EBacc qualifications, we also offer a wide range of subjects to allow students to follow their own strengths, passions and ambitions:

  • Computing (Level 2)
  • Spanish (option to pursue home language where appropriate)
  • Sports Studies
  • Arts (Fine Art)
  • Performing Arts
  • Citizenship
  • Music
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Child Development
  • Health & Social Care
  • Design Technology
  • Construction (new for 2020)
  • Hair and Beauty (new for 2020)


Homework is seen as a very important tool to consolidate learning in class and to encourage further progress. All subject areas set homework once a week and both parents and pupils are able to track this through the use of the School Planner, and our online provision of Google Classroom and In certain subject areas, such as within Expressive Arts, a project might last over a number of weeks.

Special Educational Needs

Dean Trust Rose Bridge is a very inclusive school and children with a wide range of special needs are very successfully included in our mainstream setting, with effective support appropriately targeted to them. no pupil is disadvantaged in the curriculum offering they have access to because of their additional needs. For more information on the support we offer our SEND pupils, please contact Mrs Kelly, Assistant Headteacher.


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