Formal Curriculum

What do we mean by a powerful curriculum?
We believe in offering our students a powerful curriculum. By this we mean that all
our students are entitled to develop the powerful knowledge, skills and qualities that will allow them to flourish
in life, learning and work. Each of our subjects focuses on teaching the powerful knowledge and ‘Big Ideas’
that will allow students to understand this subject deeply.

What do we mean by a whole curriculum?
At Wilmslow High School we believe in offering our students a deep, broad and balanced ‘whole’ curriculum
that will allow them to have a wide range of academic, creative, practical, sporting and character-building
experiences.

We provide this through both our formal and our wider curriculum.

Key Stage 3 Formal Curriculum:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Wider Curriculum
  • Religious Education

Grouping arrangements vary across subjects in order to maximise student performance.

Further details on our curriculum can be found in the Key Stage 3 Curriculum Digests:

Key Stage 4 Formal Curriculum

Details of the Key Stage formal curriculum can be found at this link to the Key Stage 4 Course Choices process.

Key Stage 5 Formal Curriculum

Details of the Key Stage 5 formal curriculum can be found at this link to the Sixth Form Curriculum.