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Curriculum Overview

All our students at Key Stage 3 follow programmes of study along the lines of the National Curriculum in all subjects, which are designed to deepen knowledge and skills as well as engage and inspire through new and exciting opportunities. Alongside the core subjects of English, maths, science, ICT/Computing and PE, all our students study a broad range of subjects across a wide range of disciplines such as: art, history; geography; MFL, performing arts and technology.

When our students come to make their choices for GCSE, they can also opt to study from an additional range of subjects such as business studies; economics and photography. When considering Sixth Form choices, the range of subjects available to choose from at Key Stage 5 broadens even further, to include such subjects as economics, psychology and sociology.

Our broad curriculum offer is complemented with Personal Development (PSCHCE) lessons, taught by experienced and dedicated staff. During these lessons, students learn British values and their own rights and responsibilities. It is here that we also teach them how to live a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. We also have termly curriculum ‘Enrichment Days’, where a variety of different activities and experiences are used to strengthen students’ knowledge, which, alongside the practical application of skills combine to provide a deeper learning experience. As the Hub School for careers provision in Buckinghamshire, all our students benefit from a renown careers, advice and information programme.

School life at The Misbourne is enriched by our range of extra-curricular activities. We know that learning does not just take place in the classroom. We firmly believe that exciting opportunities not only bring learning to life but make life long memories.

We offer a broad spectrum of sporting, musical, scientific and other activities where students can extend their gifts, talents and interests. These range from chess club to music clubs such as ukulele band or school choir, a hugely popular STEM club and the Carnegie book club to name but a few. We also have a popular Student Leadership Award Programme. Our extra-curricular programme is all about providing students with a chance to explore existing passions and discover new ones beyond the classroom. Further details on our Enrichment and Extra-Curricular programmes can be found by clicking on the links to the left of this page.

The Misbourne Curriculum Intent