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Curriculum

President Kennedy School offers a broad and balanced curriculum to all students. We are a fully inclusive mainstream school and we strive to ensure that all students achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs). 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. We also fully comply with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 in making our curriculum accessible for those students who have disabilities or special educational needs. Further information about this can be found on the Special Educational Needs page.

At Key Stage 3 we offer an exciting range of opportunities where all students study English, Mathematics, Science and PE. The vast majority also take Modern Foreign Languages and ICT. All other curriculum areas are delivered through Project based learning. Additional literacy and numeracy lessons are provided where appropriate. Further information relating to the Key Stage 3 curriculum can be obtained from College Directors Ms Alexander -Weller (Year 7), Ms Harris (Year 8) or Mr Fogarty (Year 9).

At Key Stage 4 all students study GCSE English language, English Literature, Mathematics, Geography or History, Combined Science or Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately. All students also participate in PE lessons. Students can also choose to study GCSEs in Art, Computer Science, Media Studies, Photography, Physical Education, Psychology, Spanish and Sociology. BTECs are offered in Business, Health and Social Care, Information and Creative Technology, Music, Sport, Art & Design (Textiles and Resistant Materials).

When making choices in Year 9, students are advised to talk to subject leaders or their College Director, Mr Fogarty; Progress Leader, Miss Roberts, Pastoral Leader, Mrs Bal or our Careers Leader, Mrs Fawcett.

At Key Stage 5 our Post 16 college offers a wide variety of AS and A2 courses including English Literature, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, History, Geography, Sociology, Philosophy and Ethics (RE) and Spanish. BTEC Level 3 qualifications are offered in Business, Information Technology, Sport, Engineering, Applied Science and Health and Social Care. The National Extended Diploma is offered in Business Studies and Health and Social Care. 

Further information relating to our Post 16 curriculum can be obtained by telephoning Mr Farrell, Director of Post 16 at the school.