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Worthing High School

Worthing High School


Curriculum INTENT

At Worthing High School we seek to deliver a stimulating curriculum that supports and challenges all students in every year group. We aim to encourage students to be lifelong learners and our curriculum is designed to meet the specific academic requirements of all of our students. We believe that high quality teaching is the key to engaging and motivating students of all ages and abilities and we aim to prepare students for success in their further education and future careers.

Our intent is that the curriculum at Worthing High:

  • Provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is truly comprehensive and accessible to all pupils. 

  • Delivers opportunities for students to learn to be successful, to gain useful, transferable skills whilst also acquiring relevant knowledge.

  • Enables high standards of academic achievement where outcomes empower students to progress to Further and Higher Education.

  • Affords opportunities for all pupils to develop a high level of literacy and numeracy required for success in the wider curriculum and in adult life. 

  • Expands students' perspectives through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities to promote their sense of moral and social responsibility.

  • Ensures that all pupils are able to thrive and develop as healthy individuals and good citizens. 

  • Ensures that all pupils are safe and understand how to stay safe. 

  • Fosters a strength of character, and resilience that will help pupils to cope with choices and overcome the challenges they are likely to encounter in life. 

  • Provides an appropriate range of opportunities and experiences to inspire pupils to succeed in the next stage in their education, training or employment. 

In Key Stage 3 students study a broad and balanced range of subjects which cover the key areas of the National Curriculum.  

Students are then able to opt for a more specialised curriculum in Key Stage 4. 

For information on our daily assembly programme visit this page.

What is ‘tracking’ and why do we use it?

We aim to provide you with information about the welfare and progress of your son/daughter throughout the year and tracking is just one way in which we do this. Other methods of keeping you informed are:

  • Consultation afternoons/evenings (once per year group per year).
  • Academic Reports (written).
  • Contact from tutors and teachers throughout the year as the need arises.
  • Insight, our parent portal

The document below aims to explain how tracking works and what you can do to help your son/daughter.