Archbishop Blanch School’s Key Stage 4 curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has already been taught in the broad and varied Key Stage 3 model. Pupils are able to study a strong academic core of subjects that promote ambition and raise aspirations.
Whilst delivering a comprehensive model, the students also have opportunity to access an all-inclusive supporting curriculum, which prepares students for life outside of the classroom.
The curriculum is taught in 25 lessons each week, each lesson lasting 60 minutes.
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Alternative Pathways to GCSE
In some years, for those pupils for whom GCSE’s are not appropriate, a mixture of Functional Skills, extra literacy and numeracy and Prince’s Trust programme is offered.
"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.
We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:
Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results.
Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area