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Curriculum Information

Learning for Life – Our Curriculum

for Subject information see below

At Shenfield High School we firmly believe that the curriculum is the heart of our educational journey, and that it enables a high standard of academic achievement where outcomes empower students to progress to Higher Education. Our curriculum has been sequenced to give students a coherent and consistent learning experience that builds upon the previous key stages, across all subjects. It is challenging, aiming to support students towards outstanding outcomes and developing in them the skills needed to be successful at each stage. We will provide a transformative educational experience for all, fostering academic excellence, personal growth and a lifelong love of learning.

Academic Excellence:

Our primary objective is to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to excel academically. We aim to:

  • Deliver a broad, balanced, and rigorous curriculum that follows national guidelines while being responsive to the needs and interests of our diverse student body.
  • Foster a deep understanding of subjects through inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
  • Provide opportunities for advanced study through our Sixth Form, ensuring seamless progression from Key Stage 4 to post-16 education.

Personal Development:

We are committed to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are not only academically proficient but also emotionally resilient, socially responsible, and culturally aware. We aim to:

  • Develop strong character traits such as resilience, empathy, and leadership through a holistic education that includes extracurricular activities, citizenship programs, and personal development opportunities.
  • Promote a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment that enables students to express themselves, build self-confidence, and develop essential life skills.
  • Encourage independent thinking and creativity to prepare our students for the challenges of the modern world.

Enriching Experiences:

We believe that education extends beyond the classroom, and we strive to offer enriching experiences that broaden horizons and inspire a lifelong love of learning. We aim to:

  • Provide a rich and diverse range of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, STEM, and community engagement, to cater to students' varied interests and talents.
  • Cultivate a strong partnership between the school, parents, and the wider community to enhance the educational experience and promote positive social values.
  • Develop all aspects of students life though our assemblies, pastoral and wellbeing support and essential careers advice.
  • Foster global awareness through international exchanges, cultural events, and a curriculum that acknowledges the interconnectedness of our world.

Progression and Aspiration:

  •  We are dedicated to preparing our students for successful futures by helping them identify their aspirations and facilitating the path to achieving them. We aim to:
  • Offer comprehensive careers guidance and work-related learning to ensure students are well-informed about their post-16 and post-18 options.
  • Celebrate the achievements of our students to aim high and believe in their potential.
  • Continuously review and adapt our curriculum to align with emerging opportunities, careers, and the evolving demands of the global economy

At Shenfield High School, our curriculum is not just a roadmap; it is a dynamic, evolving model of progress that empowers our students to thrive in an ever-changing world. We are dedicated to knowing our students well, ensuring that each of them is recognised for their individuality, nurtured for their unique potential, and emerges as a well-rounded, empowered citizen ready to make a positive impact on the world.

Subject Information

Art and Design
Business Education 
Computer Science 
Food and Nutrition KS4 
Further Mathematics 
Media/Film Studies 
Modern Foreign Languages  
Physical Education
Science and Engineering 
Social Sciences 
         Beliefs and Values KS3 
         Health and Social Care 
Personal Development KS3
         Social Science 

 Comprehensive Information

In Year 9, when the time comes for your child to choose Key Stage 4 examination courses, you will be given extensive information. We will describe in full how the option scheme works - both in writing and a Parents' Information Evening.

Similarly in Year 11, an extensive programme of information, advice and consultation will help you and your son/daughter make the right decisions about A Level, BTEC and other courses and their possible future careers.

 If you require any further information, please contact the school.