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.

Our Life Studies lessons incorporate Citizenship and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) topics. Through the content delivered in these lessons, we aim to help to develop our students into fully functional members of society, who are able to make difficult decisions and understand the consequences of their actions. These qualities will be invaluable to each child long after he or she has left Perins, both upon entering ‘the real world’ and later on in life.

In addition, our suite of Enrichment subjects in Key Stage 3 offers students an opportunity to encounter information and skills which are not traditionally included in secondary education. Pupils will learn about concepts such as media literacy and enterprise, to further their love of learning and understanding of the world around them.

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 Senior Deputy Headteacher, Mr Nevola.