Curriculum

Introduction

 

At VCP we follow the Jersey Curriculum, which originates from the U.K.'s National Curriculum 2014. 

 

VCP's curriculum endeavours to lay the foundation for every pupil's future success, at Prep, College and beyond.  Our curriculum has been created to provide quality teaching and learning experiences which encourage pupils to Aspire to Achieve, whilst developing as Respectful, Resourceful and Resilient young men.  We aim to:

 

• nurture a positive and passionate approach to learning

• create academic and extra-curricular opportunities for all pupils to fulfil their potential.

VCP offers a broad, balanced, relevant, differentiated and inclusive curriculum to all pupils.

Support for pupils with Special Educational Needs, and those for whom English is an additional language, is identified, implemented and monitored in class. Pupils are provided with opportunities to extend their skills and talents, with teachers aiming to provide opportunities for challenge and to demonstrate greater depth of learning.

 

The School Curriculum in Jersey


Every school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, and which:

  • provides an entitlement for children and young people of compulsory school age to learn about local history, geography and culture

  • ensures that children and young people cannot only achieve recognised qualifications but also understand and learn from Jersey's culture and benefit from avocational programme aligned to the Island's economy and economic needs

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and

  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

             

The VCP Curriculum covers the following subjects from Year 3 to Year 6:

 
  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • French

  • History

  • Geography

  • Religious Education

  • ICT

  • Art

  • Design Technology

  • Music

  • Drama

  • Physical Education

  • PSHE

 

The following subjects are taught by specialist teachers:

P.E.

Music

French

 

 

PROVISION


All pupils study the same subjects as required by the Jersey Curriculum.

 

The following subject have fixed time allocations:

*           Maths is taught for one hour per day

*           Music is allocated one hour of class teaching per week (two separate half hours in Year 3, and a full hour in Years 4 to 6)

*           P.E. is taught for half an hour per week, and Games as a whole year group for 1.5 hours per week.

*           French is delivered in one half-hour lesson per week in Years 3&4, and two half-hour lessons in Years 5&6.

 

Autonomy is given to class teachers to allocate time to the remaining subjects, provided

the curriculum is fully covered across the academic year.

  

For further information, please refer to the Subject Policies.