Parkways offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is differentiated and personalised to the needs of individual pupils.  Our aim is that all pupils make or exceed the expected progress of their mainstream peers, however, many will have large gaps in their knowledge and understanding due to times when they were unable to access learning due to their Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

All pupils have access to the core curriculum of English, Maths and Science along with a personal development, Physical Education, pupil voice and wellbeing curriculum.

In addition, pupils will choose 2 options for subjects which may include:

  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Food Technology/ Catering
  • Sports Leadership
  • Geography
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • Creative iMedia
  • Music
  • Public Services

Citizenship and SRE are both taught within the Personal Social Health Citizenship Economic (PSHE) curriculum, alongside Careers and Work Related Learning. Our Year 10 pupils have an opportunity to participate in Work Experience. Work Related Learning is delivered in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Elements of Religious Education are delivered through the PSHE Curriculum, centre-wide events/assemblies as well as Cross Curricular Learning days of which there are 4 throughout the academic year.

Teaching is well planned to take account of the needs of the pupils and learning pathways will be differentiated to ensure all pupils can achieve – whether this be GCSE, Functional Skills, or Entry Level qualifications. 

Our personal development and wellbeing curriculum is devised to develop skills and knowledge in our young people so that they can be lifelong learners that can engage with and contribute to society.