Introduction

The following curricular aims have been agreed by the governing body of the school:

The aim of the curriculum is to provide a balanced framework which:

  • promotes the intellectual, creative, cultural, spiritual, moral and physical development of all students;
  • provides appropriate experiences for students of all abilities and aptitudes through a variety of teaching and learning strategies;
  • seeks to develop enquiring minds capable of reason and independent thought;
  • encourages the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, abilities and flexibility needed for life in a rapidly changing world;
  • encourages students to set challenging goals and targets, enabling them to play a positive and responsible part in their own progress;
  • establishes partnerships between the school, the home, the surrounding community and local industry and commerce;
  • ensures that all students have the skills necessary to take full advantage of available information and communication technology;
  • provides an extra-curricular programme of opportunities to develop the interests of students and for competitive sport.