The Curriculum at Trinity
Trinity is a diverse learning community, welcoming pupils from a broad range of backgrounds into its nurturing Christian environment.
The broad curriculum is engaging, excites pupils and encourages resilience. Over a seven-year programme, pupils, supported by staff, construct the building blocks that allow them to widen their frame of reference, opening eyes to a panoramic view of the world in which they live.
The curriculum, coupled with expansive extra-curricular opportunities, enables pupils to succeed in making a valued and sustained contribution to their community, achieving the school spiritual vision where all can flourish.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, pupils follow the full breadth of subjects in the National Curriculum. They are prepared to understand the purpose of their learning, developing a range of skills that are transferable across the curriculum and with pupils encouraged to become active learners.
Throughout Year 7, learning is sequenced to ensure pupils build upon the skills and knowledge they have acquired at primary school, preparing them for success in their secondary education.
From the outset, the programme of study is designed to inspire them, ensuring they are developing the tools to shape friendships, to foster resilience, and to meet the exacting demands of a secondary curriculum.
Pupils remain exposed to the full curriculum offer in Year 8. At this stage, ‘setting’ becomes more prevalent and this starts to occur at subject level.
Throughout Year 9, pupils are prepared for the demands of transition into Key Stage 4.
Prior to making informed choices for GCSE courses, Year 9 also marks the beginning of a more personalised curriculum where pupils choose their ‘Pre-options’.
You can find more information about the pre-options process and the choices available here.
Curriculum at Trinity
These choices increase the curriculum time allocated to a group of five creative and technology based subjects, where pupils are given the opportunity to deepen their understanding and knowledge in three of these subjects without, crucially, narrowing the curriculum. These ‘Pre-Options’ begin to shape the pathways for pupils’ GCSE programmes.
For full details of the Key Stage 3 Curriculum please download the Curriculum Map
Key Stage 4
The Key Stage 4 Curriculum is carefully balanced to engage pupils of all abilities. Pupils follow a core curriculum, with the vast majority accessing an EBacc Programme. Individuality is enabled, as all pupils have the opportunity to select from a range of option subjects that span the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sport and Technology. In a rapidly evolving society, this curriculum ensures that pupils are highly ambitious, gaining the knowledge and skills required for the next phase of their education and those critical attributes sought by employers.
For full details of the Key Stage 4 Curriculum please download the Curriculum Map
Key Stage 5
As students continue their seven-year journey at Trinity and enter Key Stage 5, the curriculum is fully tailored to the needs of each learner. An extensive range of courses covering Level 3 Academic and Vocational subjects are offered, supported by a number of Level 2 and Level 1 programmes. The school recognises that for some a solely academic route is preferred, whilst for others a vocational programme is appropriate. In some situations, a mixed programme is also scheduled. The breadth of this opportunity allows all students to be aspirational in their outlook. The core programme is complemented by a fully planned enrichment and guidance programme that continues to develop character and individuals’ cultural capital.
Consequently, at the end of Key Stage 5, students are equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to take the successful next steps on their journey.
For full details of the opportunities available at Trinity Sixth Form, please click below.