Our Knowledge Rich Curriculum
At Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School, we believe all that students are able to become experts in the disciplines that they study. Their expertise will be achieved through quality teaching and the teaching of deep knowledge by highly skilled and knowledgeable subject experts. Students will benefit from our ‘knowledge rich’ approach to learning in every classroom, every lesson, every day.
The curriculum for every department emphasises the development and securing of deep knowledge alongside the development of skills. Students will be introduced to and understand, theories and principles that have influenced, continue to influence and will influence in the future, the world in which they live. They will be prepared to fully engage in academic discussion about their learning. Teachers foster a love of learning and a desire to
At the foundation of our knowledge rich curriculum, is the use of knowledge organisers and knowledge booklets. Booklets for each subject have been written by departments to accompany sequences of learning; they will be used in the classroom and at home. Booklets contain information to read, comprehension activities, glossaries of key words and diagrams and pictures depending upon the subject/topic. Knowledge organisers will also be completed by students as a way of aiding knowledge recall and training students’ long term
In order for you to further support your child at home and have a better understanding of their curriculum, knowledge booklets for each subject are now available to download on the school website.
We encourage you to look at the booklets with your child and ask them questions about their studies. Talking about their learning and reading each evening will have a profound effect upon their progress.
If you have any further questions about our curriculum for Year 7 and 8, or require more guidance about how to support your child at home, please do not hesitate to contact the school.