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Curriculum Overview

At Landau Forte College Derby we are fully committed to providing a broad, balanced, inspiring and challenging curriculum for all our young people which equips them with high quality, relevant qualifications, skills, qualities and attributes to give them choices, a sense of ambition and able to make a positive contribution as a 21st century global citizen.

The design of the College curriculum has three main principles:

Choice – The curriculum has a strong academic focus and students follow qualifications that will lead to GCSE examinations or appropriate vocational qualifications such as VCerts or BTECs at the end of Year 11. In our Sixth Form students study A level and /or highly regarded vocational qualifications such as BTECs or Cambridge Technicals. We believe students thrive when they have a combination of courses they are passionate about and find challenging and interesting.

Stretch & challenge – We have developed pathways that offer additional challenge or support as appropriate to different groups of students.  The curriculum is inclusive and prepares all students well for their next steps as lifelong learners, making a positive contribution to local, national and global society. At the College we have worked hard to develop a learning environment which meets the educational and social needs of every student, regardless of ability, aptitude, ethnic background or disability, and which positively provides for their physical and emotional requirements.

Progression – With a thriving sixth form, students in year 7 are starting a learning journey that prepares them for advanced study later in College life, and the curriculum design secures good progression towards that. We view our provision as a 5 or 7 year continuous curriculum.


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