Curriculum

The Curriculum Vision at Brockington College

At Brockington College, our intention is to cultivate the intellectual, creative, social, physical, moral and spiritual development of all our pupils.  We believe that each child has a God-given, unique identity. Together, whether pupil, teacher, wider staff member, parent or carer, church member, or part of the wider community – we play a crucial role in realising our vision: Learning to Live Life to the Full.

Underpinning our aim are our Christian values which permeate all areas of life at Brockington.  These are the values of:

  • Wisdom
  • Perseverance
  • Koinonia
  • Justice
  • Compassion
  • Forgiveness
  • Learning
  • Respect

With the shared involvement of every individual, we seek to be a caring, outward-looking Christian community in which every member,

  • enjoys a creative, broad and dynamic educational experience of the highest standard
  • flourishes both academically and in their own personal journey
  • cares for each other and is nurtured through our unique Christian identity
  • discovers and develops their skills and talents
  • is encouraged in their own creativity and develops an appreciation of the creativity of others
  • is supported, challenged and equipped for their future 
  • develops positive, responsible attitudes towards family life, the College, the community and society as well as the environment, based on our Christian values
  • values and sensitively respects the lifestyles and beliefs of all
  • can build their self-confidence and self-esteem

Central to all that we do is our Christian Worship, which is outworked during our spiritual reflection time. By reflecting upon all that we do in light of the Christian faith and our values, we are able to develop a greater understanding of our place in world. Thus, allowing us to look beyond ourselves and develop a sense of community (Koinonia) that ultimately drives us to care for others and our planet.

We intend that our young people are able to explore all their skills and talents and experience a wide range of opportunities outside of the subjects they study.  Our curriculum enrichment programme enables young people to take part in shows and develop performance talents, to participate in sport activities, to help their communities, to help each other. There is an extensive range of visits and trips located locally, nationally and internationally ranging from Norfolk and London, to China and New York giving students opportunity to experience the diverse and vibrant world in which they live bringing classroom based learning to life.

To this end, we look to ensure our entire curriculum is broad, balanced, relevant and aspirational for each individual; preparing our young people for their futures, academically and spiritually, and fully able to take their place in society as caring, community-minded citizens.

Key Stage 3

We understand that all students coming to Brockington in Year 7 will have had a rich, diverse curriculum at their primary schools. At Brockington, we are passionate about giving students a varied and stimulating curriculum both inside and outside the classroom in order to nurture curiosity about the world; to explore new subjects; and to become positive, active members of the community.

All students coming to Brockington study a wider variety of subjects in Years 7 and 8. We devote a good proportion of the curriculum time to our core subjects: English, mathematics, science and Religious Education to ensure that all students make excellent progress from the moment they arrive. We also understand the importance of students being able to study a breadth of subjects, explore emerging talents, develop their character and understanding of their community which is why we ensure that every young person also has devoted curriculum time in the following areas:

  • The Humanities (history and geography)
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Performing Arts (music and drama)
  • Art
  • Computing and ICT
  • Design and Technology
  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education
  • Physical Education

Key Stage 4

At Brockington, Key Stage 4 covers Years 9-11; this allows us to offer the widest range of subjects to pupils, whilst ensuring that there is enough curriculum time to deliver the courses and provide an enriching experience.

All students study the core subjects of English, maths and science at GCSE level, but we also require all students to take Religious Studies as a full GCSE. As a college, we believe that Religious Studies is a vital subject to aid students’ spiritual development, to reflect on their own beliefs and values, to understand different perspectives of the world, and to become thoughtful, tolerant members of society.

We encourage all students to take one of the humanities (history and geography) alongside a modern foreign language, and then offer a wide range of other optional academic and vocational qualifications to students. We recognise that all students are individuals and therefore we aim to work out a bespoke programme of study for every child to ensure that their choices are appropriate for them and that their unique talents are recognised. 

Beyond the classroom, we are keen to nurture students’ talents in a variety of fields. Brockington also boasts an active house system with competitions taking place in many different fields from House Masterchef, to the College Spelling Bee. All students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities, with school teams active in a variety of different sports; a thriving performing arts department offering the chance for budding performers to shine; and an art department that continues to brighten the school environment to name a few. We encourage all students to take part in these opportunities in order to live life to the full.

"An ethos of ambition and aspiration for all pupils is clear throughout the school. Leaders are determined that all pupils will succeed and that the school will continue to grow and develop."
OFSTED, 2017