Curriculum

Much of the examination success Toot Hill students have enjoyed over recent years has been made possible by our flexible, innovative and student focused curriculum.

Designed around fulfilling the individual needs of students, the curriculum we offer is inclusive yet provides the rigour and challenge necessary to provide all learners with the very best examination outcomes.

"Our curriculum follows National Curriculum guidelines and aims to provide a broad, balanced learning experience for all.

The selection of courses at Key Stage 4 is one of the key moments in your secondary education. All Toot Hill pupils follow a three-year Key Stage 4 programme, starting in Year 9. This provides the best opportunity for students to achieve their full potential and secure success by the end of Year 11."

Chris Eardley
School Leader (KS3 Achievement and Curriculum)

A balanced education

At Key Stage 3 our two-year programme covers all the National Curriculum subjects. Students are taught in ability groups in the majority of subjects, ensuring that every child is taught at a level that matches their ability.

There is a three-year programme for Key Stage 4. All students study a core consisting of English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Religious / Personal / Social / Health Education. Most students also study a language and either History or Geography. The core curriculum is supplemented by a wide range of optional subjects, including Visual and Performing Arts, Technology and ICT courses.

We expect all of our students to achieve at least 5 passes at grades A*- C, including English and Mathematics. Every student is actively encouraged to work towards the new English Baccalaureate standard, invaluable for university applications.

Toot Hill College offers a range of pathways for students to continue learning with us during Key Stage 5. We pride ourselves on our A Level provision and promote the highest aspirations for all our students. This approach has seen students from Toot Hill College regularly secure places at the very top universities including Oxford and Cambridge.