Curriculum

Here at Frogmore Community College we view the curriculum as comprising the entire planned learning experience.

We believe that we are all learning all of the time and we structure our days, weeks and terms to maximise the learning opportunities for all young people in the school. We want our students to enjoy and be engaged in learning from the minute they arrive to the minute they leave. As such, tutor periods, assemblies, subject lessons, lunchtime and after-school activities, off-site visits and various enrichment opportunities are all seen as vital parts of the school’s planned curriculum.

To view curriculum information for each subject, including how parents can help their child with their studies, please visit the Subjects area.

The Subject-based Curriculum: Key Stage 3

We recognise the tremendous wealth of knowledge, skills and understanding that our students arrive with from their time at primary school and we work hard to both celebrate this and build upon it so that students make rapid progress.

In years 7 to 9 students are taught the National Curriculum programmes of study. In addition, students study dance and drama as well as the locally agreed syllabus for RE. In year 7, students also study Opening Minds, a competence based curriculum which seeks to develop students’ skills in independent learning and help them to successfully manage the transition from primary to secondary education. The level of challenge rapidly builds over the three years so that students are fully prepared for the challenges of their examination subjects in key stage 4.

For more information about our curriculum at key stage 3, please view the presentations from our most recent curriculum information evenings:

Year 7 Curriculum Evening

Year 8 & 9 Curriculum Evening

The Subject-based Curriculum: Key Stage 4

In the examined core subjects of English, maths and science, we make sure that work is effectively tailored to students’ needs and regularly review courses and specifications offered to ensure they provide the best opportunities for success for our students.

Also compulsory for all students at key stage 4 are PE, RE, Citizenship and PSHCE.
Every year we survey students to ensure that the options subjects we are offering meet the needs of the specific cohort.

Despite our small size, we work hard to offer a wide variety of subjects alongside the compulsory core. 

For more information about the key stage 4 curriculum, visit our interactive options site: 

 

Additionally, please see below the presentation from our key stage 4 curriculum information evening:

Year 10 Curriculum Information Evening

Testimonials

  • "You are treated like an adult and are allowed to make your own choices to help improve your learning." Charlie, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the fact that all the teachers know who everyone is and each individual is treated as themselves and are encouraged to be their own person." Katie, Y8
  • "I like that the school is small as it means all the teachers know each student and it makes the school a lot closer." Lara, Y10
  • "The Technology in the school is amazing in my opinion, both the computers and the design technology. There's also a feeling that you can go to any one of your teachers, and tell them how you feel. Which is amazing for everyone here." Reece, Y9
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is all the teachers try their best to make lessons fun and interesting." Christine, Y8
  • "I feel a lot of the time the work I am given in class is not too hard and not too easy. When I finish all my work there is nearly always something else to stretch me." Olivia, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the vertical tutor groups because you can help get advice from other years." James, Y8
  • "We’re like a big family and everyone helps each other. " Scarlett, Y7
  • "I make a lot of progress in school because of the teachers. " Georgia, Y9
  • "I can't praise the school and individual teaching staff more highly. Charlie is supported so well both from his perspective and ours as parents. " Parents of Charlie