Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

18/07/18

Tomorrow our Meridian Cup winners South House will be enjoying their reward trip to Thorpe Park! All students need to arrive by 8:15am and bring suncream! https://t.co/rXYmYCnFJe

18/07/18

2 nights of the most wonderful performances by the cast of students from Meridian High and Fairchilds Primary. Thank you to all parents and carers who came to support our students and their amazing teachers!! Bravo Team!! https://t.co/aOdjPTkc2T

13/07/18

Retweeted From George Watson

Amazing day with sports day; now getting ready for the year 11 prom for this evening and deciding on my sessions for tomorrow.

13/07/18

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

So proud of South House Winners of the Meridian Cup! https://t.co/GqaknWMmDh

13/07/18

And the WINNERS of the 2017/2018 Meridian Cup are SOUTH HOUSE!!! All south house students will be attending a reward trip to Thorpe Park on Thursday!!!! https://t.co/G68uQaKDe6

13/07/18

Sports day winners!!! WEST HOUSE!!!! https://t.co/AVGdhPFjB6

13/07/18

Anticipation!!! Who will win?? https://t.co/wHJcflDoWv

13/07/18

North vs South teacher tug of war! https://t.co/Fknw5vAPcX

13/07/18

East vs West teacher Tug of War! https://t.co/4ER0es79ee

13/07/18

Year 10 girls 100m!! What a win for east!!! https://t.co/Uj19XiigkS

13/07/18

Year 9 girls 100m https://t.co/qNbPqGA0XW

13/07/18

Year 9 boys 100m!!! https://t.co/auTelQIqpA

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! https://t.co/H9M2NrQN5N

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! Close call!! https://t.co/7o8qSdbOsM

13/07/18

Great 400m win for west!!! https://t.co/VneYu8cmQI

13/07/18

East win!!!! https://t.co/9yYVnI04Tq

13/07/18

West win!!!! https://t.co/l9pcSTuZ1y

13/07/18

East win! https://t.co/QQGhzOplKj

13/07/18

South win!!! https://t.co/Xc7IfKNXWf

13/07/18

West win!! https://t.co/v013WgcyDZ

Curriculum Overview and Rationale

Meridian High School endeavours to offer all our students an outstanding curriculum that equips them to meet the challenges they will face in the future, so maximising their life chances. 

We strive to ensure our students leave Meridian High School as confident and independent individuals who are able to adapt to the many challenges in adult life.

Our students are at the heart of our family and what we do and as such our planning of the curriculum focuses entirely on the needs of our students and how best to support them through close work with our primary schools, colleges and other outside agencies to en sure all transitions are as smooth as possible.

We provide a balanced pastoral structure to give our students the confidence to develop their PSHE skills and knowledge so that they are able to demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills.

Our curriculum prioritises to allow for our students to achieve high standards in attainment and make good/excellent progress with their subjects. Across the curriculm there is a large focus on vocabulary.

For those students who join us with additional needs in Literacy, Numeracy or English we provide additional support tailored to those students throughout KS3 and KS4.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7-8)

Our students remain within their House tutor group throughout Year 7 and 8 within lessons. We believe the curriculum we deliver with a strong focus on teaching from the top enables all of our students to progress at each 6-week cycle assessment point throughout the year. This approach to grouping also helps with the transition from primary to secondary for our students.

Our students study the following areas for KS3, Mathematics, English, Science, ICT Skills, Spanish, History, Geography, Music, Art, Technology, Textiles, Food technology, Media, Drama, Dance and Physical Education we believe this will give them a broad curriculum which is balanced and gives them a good knowledge of subjects prior to choosing their transition GCSE subjects in the latter part of Year 8.

Key Stage 4 (Year 9-11)

All students at Meridian High School start KS4 in year 9 giving them maximum time to study towards their examination subjects.

We have a broad curriculum which offers our students a range of academic subjects to study to prepare them for college, A-Levels, Apprenticeships and future working life.

Alongside studying our core curriculum in Mathematics, English, Science and Physical education our students will study at least one of the Ebacc subjects, History, Geography, Spanish and Triple Science.

In addition, we offer a range of choice subjects, including: Art, Textiles, Food Technology,Catering, Media, Music, Business studies, Physical education, Seperate Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics), Sociology, Dance, Drama and Resistant materials.

For further information on transition choices at KS4 please refer to the KS4 transition booklets

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Teaching and Learning Policy 01st Sep 2016 Download