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Ormskirk School aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires pupils to learn andmaximise their opportunities to progress and achieve their potential. The wide range of subjectshelps pupils acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of their education.

Staff engage in the collaborative planning of schemes of work and individual lessons to enhance ICE(Inspiring, Challenging, Engaging) teaching and learning.

Opportunities are provided for pupils to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally and this isenhanced through a wide range of extra-curricular activities, the skills for life programme, religiouseducation, themed days and assemblies.

Pupils are put into progress groups when they join the school in year seven. Their tutor togetherwith their year group’s progress and learning leader will monitor their progress during their time at Ormskirk School.

The curriculum overview for each year group will show how the classes are organised in more detail.

KS3

Students in years 7 to 9 follow a wide range of subjects with mixed ability groupings in many of theirsubjects. The work covered at KS3 gives a foundation for KS4 study.

There is a nurture group within each year for a small number of students; this enables them to betaught by less teachers with a curriculum to meet their needs.

KS4

Students follow a core curriculum plus 4 option subjects. The wide range of option choices give allstudents the opportunity to follow an EBacc pathway should they choose to do so. GCSE andvocational courses are run at KS4. A small number of students follow an alternative pathway.

KS5

Students can choose from both traditional A levels or vocational courses or a mix of both. Studentsare well supported in the learning and classes tend to be small. Students who did not achieve agrade 4 in English and/or maths will continue to study these subjects. All students follow anenrichment programme. The Extended Project is available to year 13 students.