Curriculum Overview

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is what we plan for students to learn while they are in our school. This includes all that is planned for students to learn inside and outside the classroom. The curriculum is designed to recognise student’s prior learning, and at times is adapted and designed to cater for student’s individual needs where appropriate.

A child’s experience of the curriculum at Framingham Earl High School (FEHS) enables them to flourish. We are proud of our offer; it is ambitious, stimulating, fulfilling, enjoyable and imbued with moral purpose. As far as possible our individual subject curriculums seek to follow the National Curriculum. Our curriculum provides pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding that allows them to be active global citizens. We aim for students when they leave FEHS to not only attain the best educational qualifications for their next steps, but to have the knowledge and skills to make sense of the world around them and be of benefit to others.

Our School values underpin our curriculum 

Enjoy and achieve

Framingham Earl High School has a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum and a two-year Key Stage 4 for nearly all subjects, although where appropriate certain subject areas construct a five-year programme. This ensures the broadest curriculum offer is retained for as long as possible. The planned curriculum in each department is ambitious in its scope, allowing all students the opportunity to achieve highly. It aims to broaden horizons and increases the cultural capital of all our students. Our curriculum extends beyond the classroom to enable students to encounter a wide range of experiences and pursuits to support character development.


Be creative

Framingham Earl High School values a curriculum which encourages creativity in learning. We retain a broad and balanced curriculum, embracing the arts and technical subjects, to which we allocate significant time at KS3 and offer as options at GCSE.


Respect each other

Our curriculum is designed to promote equality and diversity. We challenge discrimination of any type. Opportunities to promote an understanding of protected characteristics and discrimination are planned throughout our curriculum. In addition, our curriculum is designed for all students, considering all levels of prior attainment, educational need, and disability. We are proud of the way our curriculum seeks to broaden understanding of the local area, whilst introducing students to the world beyond Norfolk and their own experience.

Be heard

Our curriculum reflects our commitment to democracy. All students study a full course GCSE in Citizenship which is started in Year 9. This includes a requirement for a social action project. Our curriculum, where possible, is developed and reviewed in collaboration with our students. There is a wide range of opportunities for students throughout their time at the school to be heard and shape the decisions made in the school.


Be Positive

Students are educated and enabled to make positive life choices via our curriculum offer. PSHE is a timetabled subject taught by specialists to all year groups and engaging with a wide range of topics to support development of skills for life.  Students are enabled to live active lifestyles with two hours of core PE through to Year 11, as well as many sports clubs and team opportunities for all. The school has a full tutor programme to support key messages around local, national and global issues to help our children understand themselves, others and influence positive change in the world they are growing up in.

Please contact Mr D Keates to discuss Curriculum further:

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