A world-view that places God at the heart of everything pervades the curriculum and includes assessment on a regular basis. The Foundations for Life curriculum is used for the secondary students. It emphasizes our Christian ethos and foundation. The curriculum’s approach of Truth to teach, Way to work and learning for life, forms the basis of thinking and planning when teaching our students.
Way to work focuses on activity, tasks, relationship and relating to the world around us;
Truth to teach focuses on spiritual truths, Godly attitudes, characteristics, skills etc;
Learning for life equips the student for life and eternity.
We aim to continually emphasize a holistic approach combined with academic looking at the whole child with a view to stimulate maximum learning and achievements for all our students. We recognise, however, that no one system can provide a fully rounded education and we offer variety in our teaching methods, often re-thinking our approaches to all subjects, to ensure pupils are well prepared to engage with and influence the changing world we live in.
Our aim in the Senior School is to provide a mature foundation in applying Christian principles and values to subject areas prior to GCSE’s. In this way we hope to develop our students’ thinking and the Christian world-view already begun in the primary School.
Tabernacle School aims to make teaching simple and exciting, as we prepare students to excel in this subject. We use a range of teaching styles, skills and techniques to help students discover Mathematics principles, and acquire skills for life. The mathematical content set out in the key stage 3 and key stage 4 programmes of study of the national curriculum is diligently followed to the full range of material contained in the AQA GCSE Mathematics qualification. Wherever it is appropriate, given pupils’ security of understanding and readiness to progress, pupils are taught the full content set out in the programme of study. We look at the following aspects:
Aims and Objectives
Use appropriate mathematical language and properties precisely, develop fluency and consolidate their mathematical capability from key stage 3 too Key stage 4 selecting appropriate calculation strategies to solve increasingly complex problems
Extend and formalise their knowledge of mathematics, develop ability to interpret algebraic scenarios including generalisation; using reason deductively in geometry, number and algebra, including using geometrical constructions, hence be able to make formal arguments.
Develop their mathematical knowledge, to solve problems and evaluate the outcomes modelling situation, express results using range of formal mathematical representations using selected appropriate concepts and principles, etc.
Tabernacle School recognises the value of developing the three main skills in English, speaking and listening, reading and writing. We place a strong emphasis on independent thinking and teaching students to take responsability for their own learning, as well as working collaboratly in a team. Our lessons are stimulating and challenging and resources are continually updated to reflect the changes in the new curriculum.
Aims and Objectives
Students will be required to:
- Demonstrate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening to communicate with others confidently, effectively and appropriately;
- Express ideas creatively and imaginatively using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures;
- Become critical readers of a range of texts, including building multi modal texts;
- Become creative in their approaches and responses to reading and writing;
- Use accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling.