Our curriculum is designed to provide appropriate challenge to all students and foster an enjoyment of learning. Students also develop their reading, writing, numeracy and communication skills; to be resilient, confident and to persevere, as well as how to work cooperatively with others.
Citizenship at Whalley Range 11-18 School teaches students the value of playing a full and active part in society. With a keen focus on developing reading skills and communication, students engage with social issues, debating ideas and forming arguments, as well as learning about democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld.
We are extremely proud of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer to all of our students. We are committed to building on the skills our students have previously learned to ensure all students make rapid progress.
At Whalley Range 11-18 High School we take a whole school approach to Personal, Social, Health and Relationships Education and development. This reflects the needs of the students and the ethos of the school.
Religious Education (RE) is taught thematically. It is largely based on the Manchester Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (MAS) and further includes elements of learning that best suit our unique demographic.
We are fully committed to providing a broad, balanced, inspiring and challenging curriculum for all our young people which equips them with high quality, relevant qualifications, skills, qualities and attributes to give them choices, a sense of ambition and able to make a positive contribution as a 21st century global citizen.
To develop students with an ability to; take risks in their approach to learning, have confidence in developing and creating innovative ideas and outcomes, and to be resilient when facing creative challenges.
We are passionate about all our students exploring, experiencing and mastering the rich tapestry of skills and knowledge that studying English has to offer. Through the study of communication skills, literary texts, cultural connections and the constantly changing use of language, we aim to equip students with confidence and curiosity for the world around them and beyond.
Inspiring students to embrace a thirst for knowledge about the world around them – people, places, traditions, values and beliefs. Empowering students to challenge ignorance and adopt positive values that could have a global impact.
We work with students and their parents/carers to make it possible for every young person to participate fully in their education and to secure strong academic progress and personal outcomes and to enable individual students to learn effectively with greater independence.
We endeavour, through a well-designed curriculum and consistently high quality lessons, to ensure that every student can maximise their potential in Maths, develop their problem solving skills, which will enable them to deal with many real-life situations, and discover a genuine interest in the subject.
Through a broad and balanced curriculum of engaging health, wellbeing and sports activities, we aim to develop mentally, physically and emotionally holistic and confident individuals, so they can acquire a wide variety of transferable skills (such as communication, organisation, evaluation, resilience, initiative and teamwork), creating a life-long love for physical activity.
In the Science Faculty we aim to inspire students to discover the wonder of Science through both practical and academic aspects, stimulate debate, develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and ignite students passion to learn in all three disciplines.
The Social Sciences and Community Learning Faculty offer a wide range of interesting, engaging and exciting courses at Key Stage 4. Students enjoy learning new subjects that they have never studied before and they are very popular with students.