Sir John Leman High School > **CURRICULUM**
Our Curriculum



We are very proud of the wide range of subjects we are able to offer our students.  The curriculum at Sir John Leman High School is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated; ensuring progression and continuity for every student. It is a curriculum which is at the forefront of new courses and opportunities, whilst maintaining the best in terms of a traditional academic curriculum.


We expect our students to take responsibility for their own learning and develop good learning habits including co-operation, collaboration, resilience and resourcefulness. We encourage students to think about how they learn, how to solve problems and make decisions.


On entry into the school students follow a broad and balanced Key Stage Three curriculum.  This includes the full range of National Curriculum subjects and in Year 7 a Skills Day to support development of good learning. PSHEE, including careers information, advice and guidance is delivered via Enrichment Days.


When they reach Year Nine, students select courses for Key Stage Four, in addition to the compulsory subjects.  Extensive information and advice is available to parents and students.  Students continue to study a range of subjects including Maths, English (Language and Literature) and Science: they are also given the opportunity to take subjects which qualify for the English Baccalaureate.  Religious Studies, Physical Education and PSHEE are taught to all. 


The school is part of a number of very successful partnership arrangements; collaborative planning and delivery to extend the range of courses available to all learners in North Suffolk.  The most obvious examples of this are with The Cut for photography and the North Suffolk Skills Academy in Halesworth, where a range of courses are offered at Key Stage Four or Five, including:


  Aeronautical Engineering                        

  Motor Vehicle Engineering                

  Hospitality and Catering

  Hairdressing and Beauty            

  Construction Trades (including plumbing, brick laying, painting & decorating, carpentry and electrical)
Our Sixth Form offers a wide choice of 30 advanced level courses, and a number of different routes for those on a one-year programme of study.