Aylestone's Curriculum

All our pupils have access to a 21st Century curriculum that fits the needs of all our students throughout their time at Aylestone. Our curriculum is broad and balanced, differentiated and relevant to the world in which our students will work. There is a wide range of qualifications on offer at Aylestone, many of which run with small group sizes. Our belief is that you get the biggest rewards when students are happy and engaged in their learning and we work hard to deliver this.  We aim to assist each student, through hard work, commitment and self-discipline to achieve the highest standards of work of which they are capable. To this end we help each student to develop a lively enquiring mind, the confidence to question, and the ability to debate rationally, alongside ensuring each student acquires the knowledge, skills and training relevant to their own personal growth and ambitions, and to  the world of work.

As part of our Key Stage 3 curriculum, along with the traditional subjects, our students study a subject we call Empowerment. Here they develop life skills to support their health and wellbeing, their future careers as well as learning life skills such as first aid following the BHF Heartstart course.

Whilst students are in Year 9 we conduct a Curriculum Consultation with the year group. A wide variety of GCSE subjects are introduced and students indicate which subjects they would prefer to study at GCSE. We then created a bespoke curriculum offer. This allows us to design a KS4 curriculum each year based on the needs and aspirations of every child in that year group so that they receive challenging, stimulating, worthwhile and enjoyable experiences.  Alongside receiving challenging, stimulating, worthwhile and enjoyable experiences.

Some of the KS4 courses currently available:
Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Combined Science, French, German, Art and Design, D&T: Food Technology, D&T: Resistant Materials, Music, History, Geography, Computer Science, ICT, Business Studies, Sport, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Performing Arts, Religious studies and Drama.

More details below

GCSE English
GCSE English
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Combined Science
GCSE Combined Science
Certificate in Digital Application
CiDA
PE
PE (Core)
Issues and Ethics
Issues and Ethics
GCSE Art & Design
GCSE Art & Design
OCR GCSE in Business (J204)
OCR GCSE in Business (J204)
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE Food Preperation and Nutrition
GCSE Food Preperation and Nutrition
GCSE French
GCSE French
GCSE Geography
GCSE Geography
GCSE German
GCSE German
GCSE History
GCSE History
GCSE Music
GCSE Music
GCSE PE
GCSE PE
GCSE Resistant Materials
GCSE Resistant Materials
GCSE Triple Science
GCSE Triple Science