At Royds, we make sure that all our students have a learning experience that is suited to them, one that recognises their different learning styles, but stretches and challenges them to achieve their very best. Each teacher knows student’s ability, how they learn best and their potential. We set goals for every student in every subject area, to ensure they are making excellent progress. Students receive several reports a year that will give an update on this progress, as well as informing you of your child’s attitude to learning, attendance and any homework concerns in these subjects.
At Royds, we believe there should be a coherence and continuity for students during their school day, so lessons are structured with the Royds Learning Thread. The learning is given a context so that the students understand what they are learning, why and how. All lessons will give students the opportunity to apply this new knowledge or develop the skill that has been the focus of the lessons.
Our curriculum enables students to choose a wide variety of options, leaving all future pathways open as they begin to make decisions about their future. All students study the core subjects and secure qualifications in English, Maths and Science. At the end of Year 8, students will choose three options to continue to study in Year 9 and 10. In Year 11, they will get the chance to personalise their curriculum. Some student will opt to study single Science subjects, others may choose man additional subject to study in a year which will bridge the progression to Post 16 while others will have more intensive support in English and Maths to ensure they meet the government’s required standard.
This means that all students will be able to achieve the Ebacc qualifications as well as having the chance to pursue their interests in the arts, sports, technology and music. With this curriculum model, we are also spreading the exam burden over two years, making sure they are achieving in a broad range of subjects and also preparing them for Key Stage 5 and beyond.