|At Mangotsfield School we believe that the curriculum is central to our aim of developing students who love learning, embrace challenge, show and earn respect and value community. Our knowledge rich, ambitious and culturally broad curriculum is designed so that learners can deliberately acquire the skills and characteristics needed to thrive in our modern world. We believe learning should be engaging. To that end, we have carefully crafted our curriculum to give our students breadth and balance, underpinned by deliberate development of our core values.
Our school’s values are embedded both in and outside the classroom.
Love Learning – we develop our students into learners who are determined to make excellent progress in school and beyond. We want them to have a passion for learning.
Embrace Challenge – we develop resilient, confident and ambitious individuals who are able to aim high, learn from mistakes and live safe, healthy and happy lives.
Show and Earn Respect - we maintain a culture of respect in and around our school by ensuring that students have a voice, that respectful behaviour is celebrated and that relationships are modelled to serve our students in later life.
Value Community – we develop responsible and well-informed citizens who develop the characteristics required to make a positive contribution to the world.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)
At Mangotsfield School we are clear that the purpose of Key Stage 3 is:
- To build on the previous experiences of learners
- To prepare learners for the next stage
- To inspire a love of learning
- To enable learners to make links across subject boundaries
The length of Key Stage 3 is three years with GCSEs and equivalent Level 2 courses starting formally in Year 10.
All students at Mangotsfield School will study a broad and ambitious Key Stage 3 curriculum consisting of:
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Modern Foreign Languages (German and French)
Design & Technology
ICT and Computer Science
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed to provide a range of Learning Pathways to enable students to tailor their programme to their strengths, interests and future aspirations.
Our compulsory curriculum provides a broad and ambitious range of courses which will be enhanced by the subjects chosen during the option pathway process in Year 9.
We are continually reviewing our curriculum to ensure it prepares our students for the demands of the 21st century.
For specific course information, please see the ‘Departments’ area of the website and then click on the desired department.
English Language GCSE
English Literature GCSE
Science GCSE (Combined Science Trilogy & Triple Science)
Geography or History GCSE
Religious Studies (Core)
Physical Education (Core)
Art and Design: Art GCSE
Art and Design: Three Dimensional Art and Design
Art and Design Textiles
Business and Enterprise
Dance Performing Arts BTEC
Design and Technology GCSE
Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE
Health and Social Care BTEC
Media Studies GCSE
Physical Education GCSE
Religious Studies Full Course GCSE
BTEC Sport Tech Award, Sport, Activity and Fitness.
Mangotsfield School Curriculum Intent
Our curriculum has been designed to:
Curriculum planning which:
Curriculum impact which:
Mangotsfield Way (T&L framework) to ensure all learning:
Resulting in learners who:
Evidenced by learners who:
At Mangotsfield School we feel it is essential that students understand the core British Values that our society is built on.
According to Ofsted, 'fundamental British values' are:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
There is a clear emphasis on developing students' Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural understanding (SMSC).
Through our curriculum (this includes our tutorial programme) we strive to:
- enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
- enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
- encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
- enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
- further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures
- encourage respect for other people, and
- encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.