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The Highlands School curriculum aims to provide students with the very best knowledge that each subject can offer, whether it is learning about Cicero’s dispute with Catiline in Rome or considering the Machiavellian qualities of Lady Macbeth’s character. Therefore, Highlands School’s curriculum is both broad and academically rigorous. 

The curriculum is carefully sequenced to ensure that students’ understanding of key concepts and skills are built over their time at Highlands. This knowledge is taught to the students by a pedagogical approach that is based upon the latest findings of cognitive science. This ensures that students do not simply encounter, but master new knowledge over the long term. Mathematics, for example, uses the Complete Maths curriculum which allows students to navigate and master the interconnected ‘universe of mathematical ideas.’ The impressive levels of progress made by students bears testament to the effectiveness of the school’s curriculum.

Our curriculum is constantly being reviewed and improved and offers students the chance to experience the very best knowledge each subject has to offer, a chance to master this knowledge, and a chance to fully appreciate the various academic disciplines before making their GCSE, BTEC and A Level choices. In this way, our curriculum produces knowledgeable and well-rounded students who will excel in life beyond the classroom.

For more information regarding the curriculum or queries relating to the curriculum, please contact Mr T Hurst: hurstt@highlearn.uk

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The curriculum at Highlands School

Highlands School curriculum intent