A broad and balanced curriculum is followed, taking in a full range of academic subjects.
What do we want our curriculum to achieve?
GCSE examination results are outstanding, as are examinations results in a wide range of additional qualifications; including LAMDA, the English Speaking Board and ECDL.
Below is a list of the subjects featured within Streatham Schools curriculum.
Art & Design KS3
The teaching of the Art & Design curriculum at Streatham Schools will focus on the work of artists, craftspeople and designers and the study of cultural influence on Art and Design. The activities developed in the Art process will involve elements of: Fine Art Textiles Graphic Design 3-Dimensional Design Digital Photography The pupils will be encouraged to: Develop varied methods of working, individually, in groups and as a whole class; Work in two and three dimensions on a variety of scales; Use ICT; Evaluate their own and others work; Discuss and form a knowledge of Art and Design and cultural influence on the art world.
Art & Design GCSE
Pupils may study any one GCSE course, or two GCSE courses (Art & Design and one endorsed course). Some pupils complete an Art course as an out of school timetable activity if the option is not possible during the school day. Pupils explore and develop their own ideas using a wide range of materials and techniques, producing their own portfolio of work. Pupils can progress on to work or further study in areas such as Fashion, Film, Television, Animation, Textiles, Graphic Design, Photography, Archaeology, Tattooing or Illustration, Jewellery, Game Design, Ceramics, Sculpture, Glass Design, Theatrical Make-up, Stage Design, Advertising and Product & Packaging.
It is the aim of the Science Department to teach the subject in a stimulating and effective manner throughout the school. Science is a practical subject and we aim to challenge and motivate our pupils using laboratory work wherever possible. The objectives of the Science Department are that pupils should be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relevant facts, terminology, concepts and principles. • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the place of Science in the world and be able to apply their knowledge to social, ethical, technological and environmental issues. • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of practical techniques and the need for appropriate safety precautions. • Display an appreciation of ‘How science works' in terms of formulating, testing and modifying hypotheses to fit recorded data. • Display critical and imaginative thinking and the ability to design their own experiments to test hypotheses. • Record data and display it in a clear and logical format. • Draw accurate conclusions from experimental data. • Understand the part Science plays in shaping our world. We have a purpose built lab and prep room with access to ICT facilities. We teach Science at Key Stage 3 as separate topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics . This enables our pupils to make informed choices at GCSE. We run a weekly Science club where pupils can investigate current affairs in science, do fun activities or just catch up with work or extra revision.
At Streatham the students have a lessons per week. During this time the students will participate in a balance of activities from the key activity areas of Games, Athletics, Health Related Fitness, Swimming and Outdoor Pursuits. Assessment and evaluation of students’ progress will be carried out formatively and summatively by both students and teachers during the year in order to review and monitor students’ progress and record their achievements. Most activities take place on site, making use of the hall, and outdoor areas. Swimming lessons will take place in Crosby Leisure Centre. If students are unable to participate in practical activities, they will be required to bring a note from their parents explaining the problem. These students will then be occupied; helping to teach, officiate or completing worksheets about the lesson. To encourage students to be physically active outside the school timetable there are a number of extra-curricular activities at lunchtimes and after school. These activities include clubs and teams which play in leagues, or enter competitions locally. Outside agencies regularly visit Streatham to work with our students. Sports day competitions are also held in athletics. A high standard of kit is expected from students at all times, and uniformity is essential if we are to maintain the high standards for which we are often praised. If kit is purchased a little on the large side, it should last for the majority of the student’s school life. Obviously all kit should be clearly named with sew-on tags as it is expensive to replace. It should be brought to school in a separate bag. All students have an equal opportunity to enjoy and develop leisure interests within the framework of the department. All we ask is that your son/daughter shows a commitment and enthusiasm to learn and enjoy the activities offered.
PSHCE & Careers
Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education is studied throughout years 7 - 11. In these lessons pupils are encouraged to assess their progress, set targets for improvement and to build up useful and important skills for life. Emphasis is also given to acquiring the life skills they will need such as communication, presentation, organisation, research and time management. Pupils are empowered to make life choices that will open doors to them and lead to future happiness and well-being. Careers education takes the pupils through a journey from highlighting their personal and academic skills to applying for and entering the world of work. They strategically map out their plans for accessing the qualifications to succeed in their chosen field.
|Score||Knowledge and Understanding||Quality of Work||Behaviour for Learning||Attitude to Learning|
|Outstanding (Consistently performing above expected. Scores are awarded for exceptional performance)||Is competent in all aspects of subject.||Consistently at a high standard for both classwork and homework.||Is fully committed to improving own and others learning. Makes valuable and constructive contributions to lessons. Extends learning beyond the classroom||Consistently meets deadlines. Always completes homework. Arrives promptly to lessons with books and equipment.|
|Very Good (Performing above expected)||Shows a high degree of knowledge, skills and application.||Consistently above average for both classwork and homework.||Is committed to improving own learning. Makes positive and meaningful contributions to lessons.||Meets deadlines and completes homework the majority of the time. Is punctual and well prepared for lessons.|
|Good (Performing at the minimum expected level for all students)||Consistently shows a good standard of knowledge, skills and application.||Consistently reflects the ability of the student in both classwork and homework.||Has a positive attitude and is eager to learn. Is well behaved, follows instructions and is respectful of others.||Usually meets deadlines and completes homework tasks. Arrives to lesson on time and is prepared for work.|
|Satisfactory (Performing below expected but making progress towards expected)||Can apply subject knowledge appropriately to tasks.||Work is at a satisfactory standard but not always consistent.||Needs encouragement to work. Sometimes needs reminding of classroom expectations and good behaviour.||Sometimes misses deadlines and does not always complete homework. Is usually prepared for lessons.|
|Requires improvement (Performing well below expected)||Shows reasonable level of subject knowledge and skills and can sometimes apply confidently to tasks.||Standard of work is inconsistent. Quality and content is generally at an unacceptable level.||Lacks motivation and effort. Attitude is often negative and behaviour can disrupt the learning of others.||Regularly misses deadlines and forgets homework. Is often late to lesson and without most of the required equipment.|
|Poor (Significantly underachieving)||Has limited subject knowledge and skills and is unable to apply this to tasks.||Consistently poor quality and content of work.||Reluctant to work and regularly disrupts the learning of others. Poor behaviour results in sanctions.||Consistently hands in work late and does not complete homework. Regularly late to lesson and arrives without equipment.|
|Major concern (Students are consistently underachieving)||Shows no grasp of subject knowledge. Has failed to develop skills and application.||All work is incomplete. Quality and presentation is of an unacceptable standard.||Behaviour is unacceptable. Actively disrupts learning in the classroom. Sanctions rarely have an impact.||Consistently late to lessons without any equipment. Work is always late and homework never completed.|