The Pimlico Curriculum & Key Stage 3
Our innovative Pimlico Curriculum sets out what is taught in all subjects at Key Stage 3.
This ensures students benefit from an education which is not only broad and deep but has conceptual structure. Subjects will be taught discretely, with an emphasis on coherence and specialism. History, for example, is taught chronologically, beginning with Antiquity; the Sciences are timetabled as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. A London sequence in the curriculum will make the most of London as a learning resource. It will develop links between learning in discrete subjects, making them explicit, and building on them to introduce students to culturally significant movements or styles, such as the Renaissance, and Modernism. The KS 3 curriculum will enable pupils to express their conceptual and factual understanding in a more literate and articulate manner; better preparing them for future learning.
The Curriculum Centre (TCC)
Our sponsors, John and Caroline Nash, have set up TCC to provide the expertise and support needed to develop, implement and support teachers with Key Stage 3 curriculum matters, on an ongoing basis.
Working together with our Senior Leadership and teachers TCC will oversee The Pimlico Curriculum, ensuring it is up to date and, more importantly, that staff receive the necessary training, support and time to teach it as effectively as possible.
TCC will also work with Pimlico Primary and our federating primaries to ensure they teach a curriculum which best supports the transition of pupils from primary school to Pimlico Academy.
To find out more about The Curriculum Centre, visit our website.
Curriculum Key Stage 4
All students in Years 10 and 11 study English, Maths and Science at GCSE level. The vast majority of Key Stage 4 students at the Academy study for the English Baccalaureate at GCSE. This gives them a sound academic foundation for further study at Post 16 and beyond.
During Year 11 all students are interviewed one to one with key staff. This is an opportunity to discuss their choices for education Post 16. We provide detailed advice and guidance to every student to help ensure that they choose subjects that suit their strengths and prepare them for the type of degree or career they are interested in pursuing.
Curriculum Key Stage 5
Students choose three or four subjects from a wide range of A level courses. We provide detailed advice and guidance to every student, considering required subjects for degree entry, subjects that give students a broad range of future options and the subjects that students excel in and enjoy. Our aim is that our Post 16 students will be fully equipped to gain places and succeed at the best universities.
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