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Drama

Back Drama Curriculum Overview Statement Drama “We all must do Drama to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become”Augusto Boal – Brazilian Theatre Director and Human Rights Activist What will I learn?Drama is taught at Poole Grammar School starting in Year 7 and throughout Key Stage with an hour lesson...

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Religion & Philosophy

Back Religion & Philosophy “RP at PGS seeks to instil deep reflection, critical thinking, and develop a rich sense of identity for all students.”  The RP curriculum at Poole Grammar School has three elements:1) Intent: What do we learn?2) Implementation: How do we learn it?3) Impact: How do we know we have been successful?Intent In RP,...

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Chemistry

Back Chemistry Overview Statement Chemistry Chemistry is at the centre of everything you can see, smell, touch and taste.Whether studying the chemistry of life, or developing the advanced science behind modern technology, chemical scientists use their expertise to improve our health, our environment and our daily lives. What will I learn?  Chemistry is taught to all...

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Mathematics

Back Mathematics Curriculum Overview Statement Mathematics What will I learn?      “The only way to learn Maths is to do Maths”   Paul HalmosMathematics is taught from Y7 to Y11 as a compulsory core subject. We aim to develop students’ understanding in an enjoyable way through the delivery of a structured programme that clarifies the way in...

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Modern Foreign Languages

Back MFL Curriculum Overview Statement Modern Foreign Languages Modern Foreign Languages (French, German & Spanish) 'You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once.' Czech Proverb What will I learn? French, German and Spanish are taught at Poole Grammar School. French and a second...

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Biology

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History

Back History Curriculum Overview Statement History  “History is a discipline widely cultivated among nations and races. It is eagerly sought after. The men in the street, the ordinary people, aspire to know it. Kings and leaders vie for it.”Ibn Khaldan, writing in the 14th century AD, summed up the complexity and the fascination of the...

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Design & Technology

Back Design & Technology IntentThe ability to ‘do it yourself’ is both highly practical and an essential life-skill to do well in any given situation. Problem-solving combined with practical skills are essential as we strive to become independent and resourceful individuals. No matter what level of complexity, from fixing things, designing/making products, creating healthy tasty...

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English & Literacy

Back English & Literacy Curriculum Overview Statement English & Literacy “Fiction reveals truth  that reality obscures”Ralph Waldo EmersonAmerican philosopher and essayist“The English Language is nobody’s special property.   It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.”Derek WalcottSt. Lucian poetNobel Prize for Literature 1992  The English Department at Poole Grammar...

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Geography

Back Geography The Geography curriculum at Poole Grammar School has three elements:1) Intent: What do we learn?2) Implementation: How do we learn it?3) Impact: How do we know we have been successful?IntentHow is the curriculum designed in your subject area?The geography curriculum at Poole Grammar School is designed to be inclusive, accessible and progressive.  Whilst...

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PSHE

Back PSHE The PSHE curriculum at Poole Grammar School has three elements: 1) Intent: What do we learn? 2) Implementation: How do we learn it? 3) Impact: How do we know we have been successful? Intent The PSHE curriculum at Poole Grammar School is designed using the PSHE Association Programme of Study as a basis,...

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Computer Science and IT

Back Computer Science and IT Overview Statement Computer Science and IT “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Steve Jobs, co-founder of AppleWhat will I learn? Computer Science and IT are taught at Poole Grammar School. In Year 7 and 8 students will study a mixture of...

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Music

Back Music PGS Music - Information Booklet 2019-20 PGS Music - Terms and Conditions Rolling Contract Music - KS3 Curriculum Music - KS4 Curriculum Music - KS5 Curriculum

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PE and Games

Back PE and Games Curriculum Overview Statement PE and Games What will I learn? The PE department has designed a curriculum that meets the needs of the young people of the school and one we feel develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities. We hope that an active...

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Physics

Back Physics Curriculum Overview Statement Physics About 13.5 billion years ago, matter, energy, time and space came into being in what is known as the Big Bang. The story of these fundamental features of our universe is called physics.Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah HarariWhat will I learn? Students will learn about the theory...

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Business

Back Business – Curriculum Overview Statement Business BUSINESS – CURRICULM OVERVIEWWhat will I learn? Business is offered at A Level. We use the AQA exam board A Level course.Students will develop their competencies in a number of areas.  Many year 13 students each year leave Poole Grammar School to pursue Business Management at university with...

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Economics

Back Economics Curriculum Overview Statement Economics What will I learn? Economics is taught at Poole Grammar School solely in the sixth form with a two year A Level programme being offered.  We use the AQA exam board with the students sitting three exams at the end of year 13 which includes a mixture of multiple...

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Extended Project

Back Extended Project Extended Project - KS5 Curriculum

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Government and Politics

Back Government and Politics IntentYou will learn how the UK and USA political systems work.The course focuses on the political institutions and constitutional arrangements of each system. There is a focus on democracy as a political system. You will also develop an understanding of the main political ideas in politics. There is an emphasis on...

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Art

Back Art Curriculum Overview Statement Art ‘I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.’    Vincent Van Gogh                 ‘The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of...

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Media Studies

Back Media Studies Media Studies - KS5 Curriculum

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Psychology

Back Psychology Intent: What do we learn?Over the two years, you will develop an appreciation of the psychological and biological processes that explain human behaviour and how we can examine those behaviours scientifically. You will learn how to explain human behaviour using the main approaches within psychology. These approaches will cover biological and psychological approaches. Biological...

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Geology

Back Geology Geology - KS5 Curriculum

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