Curriculum, Homework, Remote Learning and Extracurricular ActivitiesBack to Key Information
At Prendergast School our curriculum is built to offer breadth and balance to all our learners in each year. Whether that is addressing the early development focus of our youngest learners in Key Stage 3 or the academic aspirations and qualifications of our Key Stage 5 students as they approach their public examinations. Our teaching is responsive to changes in the National Curriculum and embraces the high standards in knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of a twenty-first century education. We are innovative in our approach and integrate our responsibilities around delivering social, moral, spiritual and cultural, digital literacy and careers education into our programme of academic studies at all key stages. In addition to our academic routes, we offer a wide variety of enrichment lessons and activities.
Prendergast School has an exceptionally dedicated staff who work extremely hard to ensure students reach their full potential. We have a range of support systems, particularly in Literacy and Mathematics, which supports those students who need it.
Extra Curricular Activities
Extra-curricular clubs and PE activities were for the most part temporarily suspended during the academic year 2020 - 2021. We very much hope to re-commence all clubs this year.
See the documents below for listings of the extra-curricular clubs and PE activities that we were able to offer during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
We recognise the importance of homework for all students in order to deepen, enhance and consolidate their understanding as well as to develop essential communication, study and reference skills.
Teachers will ensure that homework is a meaningful extension of the classroom experience, and will keep a record of tasks set and of the outcome. There will be feed back to the pupils which explains how to make progress.
Every pupil is expected to do homework each evening, beginning with about one hour per evening in year 7 and increasing as pupils progress through the school.
Homework is set by teaching staff on the online software platform Show My Homework for students to access.
Please find full details on our remote education provision here.
Curriculum, Homework, Remote Learning and Extracurricular Activities
KS5 Subject Handbook 2020-2022 12th Aug 2020