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Curriculum Overview

At The Charles Dickens School we have developed a curriculum to ensure there are pathways to personal excellence and enjoyment in learning. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach.  We ensure that each pupil has a tailored curriculum as far as possible to meet their needs, aptitude and interests. We offer a range of pathways from the “grammar stream”, “main pathway” and “technical pathway” to ensure every learner is challenged and supported to fulfil their potential.

Charles Dickens offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is both challenging and stimulating. All pupils in Years 7 and 8 will follow the National Curriculum and in Years 9 to 11 they will have the opportunity to study a range of GCSE, Applied BTEC, Technical and Creative subjects. The curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of all learners. In Years 9 – 11 our curriculum offers personalised pathways to success and future opportunities in training, Further Education and ultimately in achieving fulfilling careers.

For any pupil who has additional and/or special educational needs we have an outstanding team to support them. We ensure that no child is left behind and all make exceptional progress. Equally we will ensure any pupil who exhibits exceptional talents will be nurtured to excel.

“Since coming to this school in September, I’ve loved it.  The teachers are all friendly and whenever you’re stuck they will try their hardest to help you!”.

Y7 student