At New Rush Hall School (NRHS) our curriculum intends to empower pupils by providing them with the resilience required to overcome challenges along with the skills, knowledge and qualifications necessary to thrive in the modern workplace and be valued members of society.
Key Stages 1 & 2
In Years 1 to 6 pupils complete Mathematics lessons and Reading Carousel on a daily basis. The Reading Carousel consists of a range of activities tailored to meet pupils’ needs such as Reading, Writing, Phonics and Comprehension.
The subject areas of English, Science, History, Geography, PSHE and RE are taught through a daily-themed lesson that focuses on a weekly or fortnightly theme.
Pupils also study Art, Design & Technology, Computing, Spanish, PE and Horticulture.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7 to 9 pupils study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Construction, Spanish, History, Geography, Food Technology, Art, PE and PSHE.
In the Summer Term Y9 pupils begin their GCSE subject choices. There is a range of subjects on offer that are reviewed on a yearly basis depending upon pupils’ needs and interests but have been known to include Art, History, Food Technology, Business Studies, Geography, Leisure & Tourism and Construction.
Key Stage 4
In Years 10 and 11, all pupils study the core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, as well as PE and PSHE. Pupils then continue with the additional qualifications that they started in the Summer of Year 9.
There is a comprehensive enrichment programme that runs across all year groups aimed at meeting pupils’ SEMH needs and promoting the school’s values.
Work Experience – Employability and Preparing for Work Programme
At NRHS, pupils are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills as part of a 6-week Employability course. They are supported in exploring external work experience opportunities whilst also being given opportunities to develop their skills through internal placements. It is believed that through completing work experience pupils will gain a greater understanding of business and enterprise skills.