Curriculum Overview

The Perins curriculum is designed to allow a two year process for Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) and three years for Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11). This method works well as it allows us to include a variety of additional qualifications, whether they are vocational or post-GCSE, for example, AS level qualifications.

During Years 7 and 8 your child will study a wide assortment of subjects required by the National Curriculum, with a focus on English and Maths. We offer additional lessons on ‘transformational’ learning, which is designed to prepare your child for Key Stage 4 and encourages students to develop skills such as reflection, critical thinking, leadership and effective team working. These are qualities that will be invaluable to each child long after he or she has left Perins, either as preparation for further study or to help them along their career path.

Choice is the key to our Key Stage 4 curriculum. We provide a wide variety of academic subjects that leads to a GCSE, as well as vocational diplomas and apprenticeship schemes. Our excellent results show that this flexibility is very effective.

Perins works with both parents and their child on a personal level before they select their Year 9 Options. This enables them to make the best choice to help them achieve their ambition. Whichever route is opted for we are confident all students will leave Perins with a broad range of outstanding skills and qualifications.

To find out further information about the curriculum Perins School follows, please contact Deputy Headteacher, Mr Nevola.