Othello on Trial!
Teaching and learning styles focus on providing a varied, challenging and stimulating learning environment. Our approach develops the critical learning skills students need to acquire to be successful learners. In addition we strongly believe that learning should not just be restricted to the classroom and as such offer a wide range of curriculum enrichment activities throughout the year.
In Key Stage 3, students benefit from bespoke facilities with Year 7 following National Curriculum subjects, including English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Information Technology, Humanities, French, Performing, Visual and Media Arts, and Physical Education and Sport. Literacy and numeracy skills are key to success and to develop these skills, students have lessons in English and Mathematics every day.
At Key Stage 4 and Post 16, a wide variety of academic and vocational courses are offered. As a member of The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust, Hewens College is able to offer a broad curriculum package which responds to the diverse needs, interests and aspirations of all our learners.
Through the Performing, Visual and Media Arts Alliance, students have the opportunity to take part in Trust productions, working and performing with students from the other Colleges within the Trust. Dance Club offers Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students the opportunity to choreograph their own material which they are then encouraged to showcase as part of an annual dance show.
We believe homework in all subjects is crucial to support learning and achievement. Coursework assignments are set for students on a regular basis to be undertaken at home so as to consolidate and extend the work completed in College; further developing key skills such as independent working, so vital to academic success.
Pupils' achievement in English is improving rapidly. They read often, for pleasure and purpose. Pupils achieve particularly well in mathematics.
Ofsted, November 2015