Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Curriculum and Learning Week

The Curriculum

At Balshaw’s, we have always had a policy of making sure that our students take qualifications which are appropriate to them and which employers will value.  We ensure that the curriculum is right for the students and we don’t play games with our students’ futures to make results appear better in league tables.

The Learning Week

Students are taught for 25 hours per week over a two week timetable (one hour more than the DfE minimum).  They study a curriculum that is designed to be broad and balanced, adapted to suit individual needs when required. 
Students are taught in a combination of classes that are set by ability and classes that are mixed ability.

The Curriculum Diagram