President Kennedy School offers a broad and balanced curriculum to all students. We are committed to exciting, engaging and relevant learning in all areas, and organise option subjects to ensure that student choice is maximised. We have a strong focus on traditional academic subjects as we believe this offers our students the best life choices in today’s competitive world.
At Key Stage 3 we offer an exciting range of opportunities where all students study English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, PE and ICT. All other curriculum areas are delivered through Project based learning. Additional literacy and numeracy lessons are provided where appropriate.
At Key Stage 4 we offer a strong focus on traditional academic subjects with a wide range of vocational courses to suit every child. At KS4 subjects offered at GCSE are: English Language and Literature or Film Studies, Mathematics, Science (for science GCSE many students study two or three separate sciences). Students choose three further option subjects from: Art, Art Graphics, Geography, History, Sociology, RE, Photography, Resistant Materials, Textiles, ICT, French, Spanish, Business Studies, Health and Social Care, Sport, Music and PE. Work related Learning is delivered across the curriculum and includes a number of activity days throughout the year for some students.
At Key Stage 5 we offer both an academic and vocational pathway. The academic route offers a wide variety of AS and A2 courses including English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, History, Sociology, Philosophy and Ethics (RE), Art, Spanish, Media and Photography. The vocational route is a 'Ready for Work' programme that is centred on two areas, Business and Enterprise and Health & Life Sciences. The Business and Enterprise route includes BTEC Business Diploma and Extended Diploma with BTEC IT or A-Level Maths. The Health & Life Sciences route includes BTEC Health & Social Care Diploma and Extended Diploma with either BTEC Applied Science, Sociology, Psychology, Chemistry or Biology. Each vocational pathway offers a weekly work experience or internship day and professional qualifications in order to enhance the employability of students. A BTEC Level 2 course in Travel and Tourism is also offered alongside GCSE English and Maths in order to facilitate transition to Level 3.
Further information relating to our curriculum can be obtained by telephoning the school.