Curriculum

Details of the many courses offered at Headlands School, are outlined in the pages below. Booklets are available to view or download for each term, for each year.

Should you require any further information on the Curriculum please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Amy Stamford (Deputy Head – Achievement) either via the schools main reception or email amy.stamford@headlandsschool.co.uk

Headlands School Curriculum Summary

In its widest context the curriculum is everything related to the school including the normal school timetable, the school ethos, what happens during break and lunch times, Careers Information Advice and Guidance and the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer. This relates to all taught subjects, assemblies, and extra-curricular activities. Throughout all lessons, tutor time, weekly assemblies and our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) programme we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance. We offer a rewarding, engaging and accessible curriculum at Headlands School which delivers subject knowledge and facilitates cultural knowledge.

The aim of the school is to foster the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils, believing that each individual pupil has a right to access a forward thinking, varied and exciting curriculum. We aim to provide an education where pupils can explore their own beliefs and values whilst appreciating those of others, heighten their social awareness, develop high personal standards and take time to care for the feelings of other people, both in school and the wider community.

Our curriculum aims to challenge and encourage each and every student to strive to achieve their full potential. We have flexibility within our curriculum which allows pupils to follow a pathway which is appropriate for them. Additional timetabled lessons for pupils who require support in English, Mathematics, Science, German, History, Geography, Performing Arts, Technology and PE are available and personalised programmes are put in place to ensure that students feel cared for and supported to achieve their goals.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8).

In years 7 and 8 pupils have the same curricular provision, in line with the demands of the National curriculum: Art, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Science. In addition to this, students study an additional lesson of Literacy delivered by an English specialist each week. Students who are underperforming are further supported by intervention lessons in English and Mathematics. The PSHCE programme forms an integral part lessons and is specifically delivered through a one hour a week tutorial session, which is run on a week by week carousel.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11).

Year 9, 10 and 11 students have a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Education/Ethics and Science.
Many students will continue to study a Modern Foreign Language and either Geography or History allowing them to meet the demands of the English Baccalaureate. To ensure sufficient stretch and challenge, many of our most able students will follow a Triple Science programme. Personalised programmes of study are put in place for students during Key Stage 4.

All students will be able to select option subjects to commence in Year 9 from a range including Art & Design, Business, Computer Science, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama – Acting, Food Technology, History, Geography, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Interactive Media, Music, Physical Education. Provision is made for students to study a second Humanities subject. The programmes of study in these subjects are a mixture of GCSE and BTEC allowing pupils of all abilities and learning styles to access a curriculum that is appropriate to them.

Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13.

We welcome back returning students and students from Bridlington School to our consortium called ‘The Shores’. Together we create a vibrant and exciting learning environment. Our students are encouraged to become independent learners and develop the skills required for life beyond the sixth form. Whilst they are given freedom to develop as young adults, they are supported, guided and advised every step of the way by an expert staff and specialist pastoral team.

We offer a wide range of exciting courses including Level 2, Level 3 and A2 Level qualifications. Examination results in show Headlands to be a high performing sixth form. The subjects offered are reviewed on a regular basis but currently include Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, English Language/Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, Health & Social Care, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Religious Education, Sociology and Sport.

On top of the academic teaching and support we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities to help our young people become well rounded individuals with cultural knowledge ready to take on the world of Higher Education or Employment when they leave us. These opportunities include Restart a Heart, First Aid Training, Young Enterprise, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), Work Experience, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) amongst others. We also offer a wide range of Information and Guidance presentations from Universities, Student Finance, Apprenticeship providers, Safer driving to name a few. New this year we have our very own Health Academy. Alongside their A levels the Health Academy offers students with an interest in careers in all fields of medicine and allied services the opportunity to work with likeminded students from East Riding College, healthcare professionals and Hull University for the 2 year period they are with us to get an in-depth knowledge of all areas including work experience and mentoring by a professional in the students field of interest.

  • Headlands School
  • Sewerby Road
  • Bridlington
  • Y016 6UR
  • Headlands School
  • Sewerby Road
  • Bridlington
  • Y016 6UR