British Values at SFO

Our British values ares those defined by Ofsted and examples of the way we tackle these through our curriculum and enrichment opportunities.  Please click here for more information.

It is important for all students to have a balanced and varied curriculum giving students the best learning opportunities.  This may range from lessons in our new state-of-the-art sports centre, learning how to 3D print and laser cut models in Design and Technology or engaging in Mathematics via ipads or the more traditional means.
Ability Grouping

In Year 7 Maths and English are taught in ability sets, while all other subjects are taught in form groups.  This approach ensures all students are supported in making good or better progress against specific learning targets.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9)

Students will study English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Design & Technology, Art, Physical Education, Drama, Literacy, Ethics &  Philosophy , ,,,,      Computing and Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education.
During Year 9 students will decide which option subjects they will take at Key Stage 4.  The school provides excellent bespoke guidance to students regarding choices and equally parents play a vital role in guiding their child through this process.

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 to 11)

Students continue with the core subjects of English, Maths, Science, Ethics & Philosophy, PE and PSHCE from a wide range of subjects offering everyone the opportunity to study vocational and academic courses.
All students are encouraged to study a Modern Foreign Language and either History or Geography in order to secure the English Baccalaureate; this is important if students are considering applications to higher education.
The range of options available both at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 ensures all students are able to create a package of learning opportunities which allow a personalised learning programme to be developed.

Key Stage 5 (Year 12 & 13)

Entry to the Sixth Form is dependent on students having achieved specific academic qualifications at Key Stage 4.  The Welwyn Hatfield Consortium allows a wide range of subjects to be studied at advanced level.  High quality information and guidance is provided to students during the sixth form options process, both within school and via the consortium.  A detailed booklet containing all of the courses available at Key Stage 5 is compiled and produced each year to support students in their choices.
Sixth Form offers students a variety of educational and social experiences which are linked to a comprehensive study programme.

For detailed Curriculum Statement please click here