Grange Primary School has a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to ensure that the individual needs of all our pupils are met. The curriculum provides pupils with an appropriate range of subjects and topics that ensures that they enjoy school. This contributes well to their good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our curriculum has been designed to help our pupils achieve the highest of standards and is underpinned by our belief in the limitless potential of our students. We aim to make our curriculum challenging. We believe in ensuring a curriculum experience that gives every young person the best possible opportunities for a successful future. All our pupils will experience lessons and activities that are exciting, relevant and, at times, deliberately challenging.
We teach our pupils to be resilient and offer them a balanced and rich experience which will equip them to succeed in the rapidly changing world. We also ensure a high quality PSHE programme, provide support and counselling services. We also ensure and offer curriculum enrichment opportunities outside of normal lesson time.
Pupils receive 30 hours of teaching contact time per week organised into 30 lessons. In addition, there is a morning registration period each day and phase assembly scheduled once a week. Pupils study a wide variety of subjects. Some pupils are given additional support where necessary.
At Grange School, we are passionate about helping to develop a growth mindset as we are aware of the significant impact this has on helping young people achieve success.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”- Anonymous.
History is pivotal in every environment as it helps people understand why they interact with each other. It enquires into the motivation of human actions, the course of those actions, the consequences of the actions and the assessment of their importance. It also helps in improving the understanding of human behaviour.
The study of History as a subject cannot be overemphasized as it helps people to carry out enquiries independently with the aim of reaching a balanced conclusion that is devoid of bias, but based on evidence through effective communication. History aids and encourages oral expression and the needed confidence in times of debating over an issue, locally or internationally. It is a subject that encourages individuals to be more tolerant of each other which prevents any form of aggression which may be fatal.
History at IGCSE focuses on key events and periods from the 20th Century and an in depth study of Germany 1918-1945. The emphasis is on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research. Pupils develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies. IGCSE History will stimulate any pupil already interested in the past, providing a basis for further study, and also encouraging a lifelong interest in the subject.
Brian Bocking says “If you don’t know the difference between theology and religious
studies, then you’re a theologian.”
One may ask; why do we do Religious Studies in School? Is studying Religious Studies relevant today? Are we trying to make our children religious?
Studying RS helps us to understand other people’s beliefs and why they do the things they do. It helps us to decide what values are important to us and why. It helps us draw the line between Political and Religious activities. Questions bothering people’s minds such as; Is there God? Is there life after death? What is the purpose of life? Why does God allow suffering? etc, are all addressed in Religious Studies.
IGCSE Religious Studies is an interesting course in which you look at topics such as Christian beliefs, Muslim or Jewish beliefs, their ways of life, justice, crime and punishment; family life and marriage, the roles of men and women in the society, the concept of life after death, religious pilgrimage and historic places and many others. It enlightens and removes the ignorance that causes prejudice, hatred and violence.