Curriculum Intent

The vision for Aylesford School is to provide high quality academic and Character Education which develops confident young people who are successful learners and contribute positively to society. This aim is underpinned by a rich, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum, characterised by personalisation, innovation and creativity.

It is a curriculum which challenges students to excel in their studies and one which inspires a quest for learning through enthusiasm and empathy and prepares students for further study and employment. Our curriculum is one of academic and personal rigour underpinned by a culture of high expectation which effectively fosters students’ commitment to succeed. It will provide a focus on the needs of the individual to ensure equality of opportunity allowing our programmes to be personalised to meet their needs and those of the school.

Our Key Stage three curriculum has been carefully mapped to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum content and skills. However, following a process of curriculum review we now have a three year Key Stage 3 curriculum from September 2020. This is enabling Year 9 students to continue studying the National Curriculum, whilst being prepared for and exploring GCSE content in the core subjects. It also provides year 9 with the opportunity to increase their focus on a particular bucket three subject, whilst studying all subjects on the national curriculum.