At Royal Liberty School, our aim is to provide our students with a curriculum that enables them to achieve high academic standards. Students are encouraged to be creative, independent learners. In lessons they are given opportunities to reflect on their learning. The acquisition of skills to support the development of knowledge is encouraged in all subjects. Through regular assessment, teachers guide them into exploring what they have achieved and how they can extend their understanding.
Students study a broad and balanced curriculum in years 7 and 8. Subjects studied are:
English, mathematics, science, history, geography, a modern foreign language (French or Spanish), cultural studies, design technology, food studies, computing, drama, art, music and physical education.
In addition to academic success, students are encouraged to develop a sense of moral and social responsibility. Students study citizenship and personal, social, health and economic issues through a mixture of timetabled lessons and form time activities. The school makes extensive use of visiting theatre productions and other specialist providers to provide students with a rich experience.
From the start of year 9, students study a core curriculum of:
English language, english literature, mathematics, science, triple science core computing and physical education.
Students make a further four option choices from:
Geography, history, drama, music, art, computer science, applied business, French, Spanish, product design, resistant materials, catering, G.C.S.E physical education and film studies. All students are encouraged to take the EBacc suite of subjects.
There is an extensive programme of extra-curricular opportunities. There are school sports teams such as football, cricket and rugby as well as a range of other sports clubs such as badminton, basketball and table tennis. Other clubs include STEM club (science and engineering), art club, maths G & T club, code club, film club, Spanish club, fitness club and music theory.
"The curriculum is very well suited to the needs of students of all abilities, offering them a range of appropriate and varied courses and qualifications at Key Stage 4"
Ofsted May 2013