The GFM recognises that excellent teaching and learning is led by the needs of the learner. It is good practice to adapt plans according to what is in the best interests of our students. Learning lost because of the pandemic is something we are responding to. Therefore our curriculum intentions outlined here are an example and taster of our planning.
Business, Enterprise and Economics
How can the UK return to its entrepreneurial heyday? We once led the world in innovation and trade, but now lag behind in the business start-up stakes. Our economy relies heavily on new business start-ups emerging and going on to develop into successful organisations; which go on to help the UK trade our way into a prosperous future. For this to happen, we rely on individuals with the will to achieve, who will go on to generate these new ideas and ventures.
Computing & ICT
The Computer Science and ICT department at Brune Park Community School aims to equip learners with the skills needed to be successful when using technology and survive in the dynamic digital environment. Pupils and students will learn how to apply computational thinking skills to a range of problems in Computing Science and ICT.
We are extremely proud of our high-quality Post 16 Level 3 Extended Diploma provision. Each course has been designed for those who have an interest in a specific area or career. I am sure that as you read the information you will discover that each course is an opportunity for you to live and learn right in the heart of the specific sector or industry.
We recognise the value and importance of what good quality homework can support students to achieve. Perhaps more importantly is the role homework can have in building a genuine passion for learning; in the classroom and beyond the classroom. We also recognise as a school that we still have much to do to build a culture and ethos that values the importance of good quality homework, with regular teacher feedback.
It is the aim of the Mathematics faculty to inspire the next generation to a love of learning Mathematics through a well-structured course, which allows students to master key skills throughout their studies. Students are encouraged to grow and develop in a safe nurturing environment. Mathematics is taught to all students from Year 7 to Year 11 and the curriculum covers number, calculations, algebra, shape, space and measures, and data handling.
Modern Foreign Languages
The Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) department teaches French at KS3 and KS4. Students are taught the basic skills of studying a language in the form of listening, reading, speaking and writing each lesson. Students use these skills throughout KS3 and can transfer them if they opt for a language at GCSE.
Performing Arts Faculty
Within the Performing Arts Faculty there are numerous opportunities for students to extend their knowledge and skills, broaden their experience and develop a lifelong passion for the Arts. At Brune Park Community School students in KS3 are able to study Dance, Drama and Music. In KS4 they can opt for GCSE Dance, Drama, Film Studies, Music, and BTEC Performing Arts.
The P.E. Department aims to provide pupils with a high quality curriculum that is broad, balanced and is accessible to all. By embedding key ‘Concepts’ and ‘Gosport Future skills’ into the PE programme, we aim to holistically develop pupils and enable them to lead a lifelong, active and healthy lifestyle.
Our PSHRE provision complements and supports our ‘in and beyond’ curriculum provision to do all we can to ensure our young people are confident, respectful, kind, knowledgeable and aware, see themselves and others as equal, are tolerant and accepting of difference, are patient and respectful and have a clarity for what they value and why.
In science at Brune Park we study a wide curriculum that incorporates the all three scientific disciplines. Emphasis is based on understanding the world around us and time and care is taken to unpick and understand scientific ideas. Knowledge is key in science and throughout your child’s time at Brune Park knowledge is obtained and built on topic by topic.
We follow the Eduqas curriculum, which focuses on: Culture and Socialisation, Research Methods, Family, Education, Crime and Deviance. Learners tend to really enjoy the subject, which will be new to them in year 10. It can be difficult to learn all of the key terms and structure the long-mark questions though!