The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all, which you will find exciting, challenging, demanding and interesting.
In order to make sure that we can target the right teaching and support to every individual, students are grouped by ability for some subjects such as in Maths, English and Science. This is called “setting” and starts at different points in the 5 years that students are with us.
People learn in different ways so we use a variety of teaching styles to provide the right kind of learning to suit you as an individual. These methods include a mix of whole class teaching, group work, individual tuition and homework.
The majority of Year 10-11 courses will be GCSE and the majority of students will study the English Baccalaureate. Almost all will take English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Statistics, Science (combined or three separate sciences), a language (French or Spanish), Physical Education and Personal Development (including citizenship and Religious Education). Students also choose from a wide range of option subjects including: Business Studies, Spanish, Geography, History, ICT, Fine Art, Drama, Music, Product Design, Food Technology, Sports Studies, Sociology and Health & Social Care. A full list of our current GCSE-level courses can be found at the bottom of this page.
We encourage our students to take responsibility for their own learning and gain the confidence to undertake coursework and research to become independent and self-motivated learners. Structured programs of study enable students to create high quality coursework and to revise effectively for their public examinations. They have access to fast wireless Internet and data projectors in every classroom. Students can access work and other learning materials remotely either by using the "My Files" link on the Woodbrook Vale School homepage, or accessing Google Drive. Each subject on their timetable also has an active Google Classroom.
In addition, beyond the normal school day, there is a range of activities, including educational visits both in this country and abroad, sports, music, drama and community involvement - as well as many clubs.
If you require further information about the curriculum our school is following please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone on 01509 557560 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can use the staff list page here to contact individual subject teachers.