Curriculum


The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.


Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

Students entering the school in September will be placed in mixed ability forms. Assessments are considerably enhanced by our programme of events which bring about very close links with our feeder primary schools. Students will undergo Cognitive Ability Tests in the Autumn Term. These greatly assist our target setting procedures.

Intervention strategies will be in place to overcome individual student weaknesses in English and Maths. 


In Years 7 and 8, all students follow a broadly based curriculum consisting of English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, French, Spanish, History, Geography, Ethics and Philosophy, Art, Drama, Music, Computing, Physical Education and PSHE/Citizenship.

Our large computer network enables all school students to gain 'hands-on' experience during their Computing lessons. Other departments are able to make use of our extensive ICT facilities to support the delivery of National Curriculum subjects.

Our feeder primary schools regularly access our extensive ICT facilities in our CLC through KS2-3 Transition. These include a film and music recording studio, radio station and sensory immersion room.

In Years 9, 10 and 11, all students follow individual timetables consisting of English, English Literature, Mathematics, Core and Additional Science, Combined Sciences or the three Single Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Physical Education, Ethics and Philosophy, PSHE/Citizenship and other subjects chosen from: Art, Business and Enterprise, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Food Technology, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, Information Technology, Media Studies, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, GCSE PE, Philosophy and Ethics and Resistant Materials.

Details are made available about options mid-way through Year 8, when parents will be consulted about these optional subjects.

All students in Years 79, 10 and 11 have a one hour period of PSHE/Citizenship per fortnight. PSHE/Citizenship equips children and young people with the knowledge, understanding and skills to play an active part in society as informed citizens who are socially and morally responsible and respect traditional British values.

Sex Education forms part of the General Science course and the Religious/Moral Education curriculum is taken by all students.

Religious Education
The teaching of Religious Education is in accordance with the St. Helens Agreed Syllabus. The rights of parents to withdraw their children from attending religious worship or religious instruction may be exercised on receipt of a written request.

Arrangements for collective worship include a daily combination of form and year assemblies and a school assembly.

Sex Education
A programme of Sex and Relationship Education operates from Years 7 - 11. The Health Service operate a weekly Clinic in a Box service for advice for Years 9 - 11. All concerns relating to the curriculum should be addressed to the Headteacher in writing.

Assessment
Students are continually assessed in class and formal assessments of the National Curriculum are recorded and communicated to parents on 3 occasions per year. Additionally, Attitude to Learning is assessed based on the Student Attitude to Learning Scales table at the bottom of this page. Students who have developed the skills set out in the table have significantly increased their rate of progress. Parents have the opportunity to meet with all teachers at Parents’ Evenings throughout the year. Additionally, a full written report should be expected once per academic year.

Student Attitude to Learning Scale

Haydock
Charter

We care. We support. We achieve.

At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.

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curriculum
information

Haydock Curriculum

The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.

Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

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About Us
& Our School

We are proud of our School

We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress. 

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Community
information

Haydock Leisure Centre

Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.

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