The Cornfield Curriculum

Throughout KS2 and KS3 we follow a broad and balanced curriculum with differentiated lessons planned astutely to meet the individual’s specific needs. Each student’s prior progress is analysed and assessed so that the data can be used to inform the next steps in the learning programme.

All students are withdrawn from Modern Foreign Languages and the time is spent on SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning), social skills programmes and other interventions relevant to the individual’s needs.

KS2 and KS3 students also study Wider Key Skills culminating in the John Muir award and a range of AQA unit awards.

At KS4 Students are offered a range of external qualifications in school:

subject GCSE Functional Skills Entry level certificate Other awards
English AQA OCR
Mathematics Ed Excel OCR
Science OCR
Biology OCR Short course
ICT OCR Health & Safety
Geography AQA
History OCR
Outdoor Pursuits John Muir Award
AQA unit awards in bush craft
Forest Schools
Rock Climbing
Rifle Shooting
National Indoor Climbing Award
British Canoe Union Award
Paddle Power

There are also opportunities to earn vocational qualifications at college in subjects such as IT users, engineering, agriculture, small animal care, public services, catering and construction by attending one day a week throughout KS4.