Curriculum

 

The Parrs Wood curriculum is designed to offer each student the opportunity to fulfil their potential, through a wide range of onsite non-vocational and vocational qualifications. Our curriculum is ambitious and reflects our school community, allowing all students to engage successfully with education and reach their individual goals.

Faculties

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Arts, Design & Technology

Arts, Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life.

Business, Law & Economics

We aim to provide an engaging and dynamic learning experience that challenges students to achieve their potential. In addition, students will develop as independent, creative learners and critical thinkers, gaining essential skills for the world of work.
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Computing

At the end of Key Stage 3 we expect pupils to have fully developed skills in design, logic and programming. This will enable pupils to develop transferable and challenging skills such as problem solving and analytical thinking.
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English

We are convinced that reading is key to your overall development.
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Expressive and Performing Arts

Our curriculum aims to foster understanding and appreciation of performing arts through creative exploration, using subject-specific terms in assessed performances.
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Humanities

Our Humanities curriculum at Key Stage 3 is built around 2 distinct subjects: History and Geography. The ultimate aim of the curriculum is to help students to understand they world in which they live, how it works, how it has changed and is changing.
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Inclusion

Our Inclusion team work with our young people to support their individual learning needs through a holistic approach. We are proud to be an inclusive school. All young people have an equal right to learn and succeed in our school.

Mathematics

At Parrs Wood High School we have a strong and successful maths faculty. Our aim is for our students to develop a real interest in maths, by deepening their understanding and developing their reasoning skills to become competent mathematicians.
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Modern Languages

Being able to speak a foreign language is an essential life skill whether at work, in education or for leisure purposes.

Physical Education

The P.E Faculty provides a broad and balanced programme of activities that the students find challenging, enjoyable and satisfying.
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Science

The Science Faculty here at Parrs Wood High School is a highly successful faculty. We pride ourselves in our ambitious curriculum and choice of subjects available to our students across all age ranges and abilities.
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Social Science

The study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us.

Overviews

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Curriculum Overview

The Parrs Wood curriculum is designed to offer each student the opportunity to fulfil their potential, through a wide range of onsite non-vocational and vocational qualifications.
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Homework

Homework is a really important part of learning at Parrs Wood. Homework done regularly throughout your time at school can be the equivalent of an extra year of study. Pupils who do their homework regularly do well in lessons, tests and examinations.
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Key Stage 4 Choices

Students can choose from 38 GCSE and vocational options in Year 9 to study in Year 10 and 11 alongside their core subjects. They are guided through this choices process via informative assemblies, a comprehensive Choices Booklet and one to one guidance interviews with staff members.
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Personal Development

Personal Development Vision We have ensured that pupils are exposed to a research led model for Personal Development which is guided by organisations such as the PSHE Association, Manchester Healthy Schools and One Education. We will work to attain recognition for the quality of our curriculum th...

Find Out More

For further information about our faculties/subjects please visit our faculty pages directly. If you wish to learn more about our curriculum in general, please contact Mrs E. Bryson, Deputy Headteacher: e.bryson@parrswood.manchester.sch.uk

Quality Marks, Awards and Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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Ofsted Good Provider logo Leading Parent Partnership Award logo Music Mark logo The FA Charter Standard Schools logo Inspiring IAG logo School Games Gold logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Speaker's Schools Council Awards logo Artsmark Gold Award logo