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Curriculum

The aims of the Curriculum are:

  • to ensure that all students develop and fulfil their potential;
  • to provide an education which is appropriate to the demands of the 21st century;
  • to encourage our students to adopt a problem solving approach to their studies;
  • to provide an educational framework appropriate to each student's age, ability and aptitude i.e. to meet the needs of all learners;
  • to provide students with the skills to aid their progress into independent, self-motivated learners within a framework of clear expectations and an appropriate code of behaviour;
  • to encourage in those we teach an independence of mind, an enjoyment of learning and confidence in their own potential, sharing and celebrating success and achievement whenever possible;
  • to provide a system of academic tutoring which ensures that every learner's progress is monitored and high expectations are communicated;
  • to enable each student to become a sensible and responsible adult, developing self-esteem, self-discipline and respect for others.

Assessment Rationale

Jubilee High School believes that effective assessment systems enhance progress and ultimately achievement. Rigorous assessment allows all pupils to be supported and challenged for all subjects in all years.

All students are set aspirational yet realistic targets for all subjects in all years. Targets are set based on a variety of information including end of Key Stage 2 scores for English and Maths, MidYis, FFT D and internal benchmarking. Targets are reviewed every half term to ensure pupils are set appropriately and no ceiling is placed on achievement.

We use a numerical assessment scale from 1.0-10.0 across the school to allow for clear reporting, understanding and effective transition between Key Stage 3 and 4. Level 10 represents an A* GCSE grade, level 9.0-9.9 is an A GCSE grade, level 8.0-8.9 is a B GCSE grade, level 7.0-7.9 is a C grade GCSE and so on. This translates into levels in Key Stage 3. Using the point system demonstrates fine levels of progress as opposed to just whole levels, and builds in a confidence factor enabling the school to track, support and celebrate achievement for all students.

At Jubilee High School students’ assessment can be in the form of self, peer or teachers assessment. It can also be formative or summative and formulated through a variety of methods such as mock exams, controlled assessment, work scrutiny’s , end of unit tests, extended writing, or practical performances.

Assessment is reported on every half term to pupils, parents and through academic review evenings. Reports include information on where a pupil is working at, what they are on track to achieve at the end of their key stage, their position in relation to their target and an attitude and effort grade for all subjects. This information is scrutinised at all levels every half term by leaders and teachers to ensure that no Jubilee High School students “slip through the net” and all groups of students make good or better progress and achieve.

Should you require further curriculum information, please contact Mr S Baker - s.baker@jubileehigh.surrey.sch.uk