Lower School Curriculum

Learning at North Lodge is centred around an innovative curriculum and teaching which is designed to develop in our students the skills, habits, attributes and knowledge they will need to be successful in the twenty first century. Students at Park View study a wide and varied curriculum at Lower School which is geared to developing their skills and attributes as learners in preparation for Upper School.

We liaise closely with, and then build upon, the primary experience, ensuring that transition is as smooth and stress-free as possible. We:

  • Provide a firm and stable framework, establishing high expectations for all students.
  • Set challenging targets for performance and effort against which progress is regularly reviewed and fed back to parents/carers.
  • Promote approaches to teaching that engage and motivate students, as well as getting them to reflect upon their own skills and attributes as learners.
  • Offer a broad, balanced and coherent programme in which students study: English, Maths, Science, ICT, PE, French, German, RE, History, Geography, Design, Art, Drama and Music.  PSHE is delivered through special days called “Edge Days” and also covers Citizenship, Health Education, Careers and Enterprise.

In Lower School, English, Maths, Science and Modern Foreign Languages are taught in ability groupings.  All other subjects are taught in tutor groups. Curriculum coverage and subject weightings are in line with statutory requirements.

The allocations are as follows:

Subject

Maths

Eng

Sci

RE

PE

Geog & His

Fr & Ger

ICT

Drama

Music

Art & Tech

Hrs

4

4

3

1

2

3

3

1

1

1

2