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At Uppingham Community College we aim to create well rounded individuals through a broad range of curriculum experiences where all areas of the curriculum are valued and promoted. All students receive a high quality and ambitious education which is planned and sequenced to help prepare them for future learning or employment.

Our curriculum provides a depth and breadth of knowledge to our students, deepening their understanding and allowing for skilful performance.

We define:

  • Knowledge as facts, information, concepts and key terminology.

  • Understanding as the ability to connect and synthesise knowledge within a context.

  • Skill as the successful application of knowledge and understanding to a specific task.

We believe knowledge and understanding form the building blocks for successful learning. Therefore knowledge and understanding is taught explicitly to students so they can apply them skilfully within a variety of contexts.

Key features of our high quality curriculum:

  • Clear subject intent which is reflected in the curriculum plan for each subject.

  • Ambitious and challenging.

  • Clear sequence of content which shows that progress is planned for.

  • Provides transferable knowledge needed for deeper understanding and skilful application.

  • Assessment has clear purpose and is deliberately planned to support learning.

  • Subject curriculum is regularly reviewed and evaluated.