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The curriculum at Liskeard is designed to meet the needs of all students. The school satisfies the requirements of the National Curriculum and provides additional subjects and opportunities in all years. Our aim is to provide a broad, balanced curriculum through lessons adjusted to the age and ability range of the students. We are very keen that students develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding needed to open up future opportunities. We support young people so that they learn how to learn and become independent learners.

Each student is taught by a range of experienced and high quality subject specialists. As a relatively large school, we are able to offer a large number of subjects to examination level. Lessons are structured so that there is a variety of activity appealing to different learning styles. Students learn individually, in pairs, in groups and as a whole class. Students carry out investigations and experiments, they research, they design, make, test and evaluate, they read, write, speak and listen. Staff explain to students the relevance of activities – they ‘paint the big picture’ – they make learning objectives clear and help students to appreciate when learning has taken place. As success is highlighted, confidence grows and the pace of progress speeds up.

a) Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, and 9)

The curriculum is deliberately broad and balanced to provide pupils with the opportunity to experience a range of subjects, enabling them to develop their talents and try out new skills. In addition, some subjects begin their GCSE courses during Year 9. Throughout the key stage, schemes of learning focus on the development of personal learning and thinking skills. At the end of the year, key stage 3 pupils have a Challenge Week which provides opportunities to learn new skills beyond the usual classroom lesson structure. Examples of challenges might include:

  • Learning to kayak or surf;
  • Orienteering and camping on Dartmoor;
  • Creating a play in a week, etc.

 

b) Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
All students follow a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, PE, RE and PSCHE (Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education). Beyond this, there is a choice of three pathways: baccalaureate, central and occupational skills. On each pathway there is a choice of GCSE’s as well as a range of vocational subjects. The number of GCSE courses taken can vary between 5 and 12 depending on student performance and need. All students take part in at least one week of work experience in Year 10. The curriculum is sometimes further adapted for pupils with particular needs in consultation with parents.

c) Sixth Form
We provide a varied and highly successful sixth form curriculum offering both vocational and academic pathways. Details are provided in a separate Sixth Form prospectus which is available from Mrs. Chris Day, Sixth Form secretary.

 

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At Liskeard School and Community College we are committed to working in partnership with you. You are the first teacher your child ever had and we want to build on the foundations you laid. Research shows that when the school and parents work together the outcomes for children are better.

There are many ways in which this can be done:

  • Support your child in their studies – encourage them to work hard, to do their homework and to adhere to the behaviour codes that help to keep school running smoothly so that we can concentrate on the learning
  • Attend parents evenings and information evenings – these focus on progress revision; how to support your child; e-safety; options; celebration and performances as well as other aspects of school life
  • Keep in touch and keep us up to date – with contact details; changes in your circumstances that might affect your child in school
  • Give us your feedback – at coffee mornings; through parent surveys; by writing to us. We welcome your views.
  • Volunteer – be an adult helper on school visits or collapsed curriculum days; help in the Library listening to children read;
  • Join the Liskeard Friends Co-operative and help raise funds to enrich the children’s education
  • Become a school governor

There are so many opportunities for students at Liskeard School and Community College and you can find out more about some of those here. What will make you stand out from the crowd? Make sure you get involved.

To be successful in school it is critical that you work together with the staff. We want things to be harmonious and smooth at school so we ask you to follow the rules and the uniform code so that we can all concentrate on your learning and development.

Liskeard School and Community College is an 11-18 academy and part of the South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART). Our partners in SMART are Dobwalls Community Primary School, Landulph Community Primary School, Looe Community Academy, Saltash.net Community School and Trewidland Primary School. The vision of all SMART schools is based around learners, leaders and communities:

SMART LEARNERS

  •  Every child and adult constantly striving for excellence in all areas of learning.
    •    Positive recognition of achievement in all its forms and at all levels ensuring every learner feels both supported and challenged.
    •    Creating strong partnerships with peers and parents to maximise the progress of all learners.

SMART LEADERS

  •  Every child and adult having opportunities to demonstrate and develop their leadership.
    •    Schools, governors, staff and children being empowered to be active in developing their own character and owning their own futures.
    •    Headteachers and Governors earning autonomy for their school and actively engaging in system leadership regionally, nationally and internationally.

SMART COMMUNITIES

  •  One Trust, working together to focus on the needs of all learners at all phases across South East Cornwall.
    •    Inclusive local schools with all children and adults making positive contributions as good citizens to strengthen local communities
    •    All children and adults feeling safe within a caring and nurturing community in which mutual respect and kindness are non-negotiables.

Please click on the link below to see our key aims and priorities for development over the next year.

Liskeard School and Community College Development Plan 2017-18

 

 

Notifications

Please note: We now take card payments over the phone on 01579  325718.

 

Year 10 Business Trip to London

There is an information session on Thursday 16th November, 6pm in the New Hall for any parents and students interested in the Year 10 Business Trip to London. Students have been given a letter in lessons this week with more details. It should last no longer than 45 minutes.

 

BBC Children in Need

We have set up a virtual Rickshaw Challenge in aid of Children in Need, if you want to support then please donate using the following link, Thank you! https://the-rickshaw-challenge-2017.everydayhero.com/uk/liskeard

Upcoming Events

20Nov
20.11.2017 7:00 pm
Pearl of Africa Concert
21Nov
21.11.2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sixth Form Open Evening
22Nov

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Contact

Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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