Our curriculum model is based on the values outlined in the Bailiwick curriculum. We provide a holistic education that allows all of our students to develop the character and expertise they need to succeed in life – personally, economically and as good citizens. The aim of the curriculum at St. Sampson’s is not only to allow students to access the best possible academic and professional destinations, but to encourage them to love their subjects and to appreciate learning in general. We want students to leave St. Sampson’s with deep academic knowledge and with skills to succeed in a range of careers and a rapidly changing world.
We believe that all children are entitled to powerful knowledge which will open doors and maximise their life chances. Our curriculum is developed and delivered by high-quality subject specialists, working to create a rich and coherent narrative for their students. We carefully consider sequencing and how each unit fits into the wider progression model, and the curriculum is designed so that our students’ understanding builds on their previous learning.
Alongside our high academic expectations, we aim to foster students who see learning as purposeful and designed to prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of 21st century life. Our curriculum is therefore broad, balanced and relevant to a wide range of students’ needs. We aim for our students to study a wide selection of creative and practical, as well as academic, subjects and to introduce them to new experiences and powerful knowledge beyond the classroom to prepare them fully for later life. For some students, the curriculum offer is varied with bespoke packages delivered based on individual need.
In line with the Bailiwick curriculum, we also recognise the central importance of equipping our students with secure foundations in communication and numeracy. At each phase, our curriculum therefore focuses on closing gaps, early intervention and developing core literacy and numeracy skills.