Our vision at West Exe is to deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum that is cohesive, cumulative and highly sequenced. It is academic, rigorous and challenging, and designed with long-term memory in mind. Students’ knowledge, skills and understanding are cemented by frequent and systematic revisiting.

The school year will be divided into three cycles of twelve weeks. Each cycle comprises ten teaching weeks, during which students cover new topics in preparation for examination at the end of Year 11.

The eleventh week is an assessment week when all students in Years 7-11 complete tests and other assessments in every subject, to analyse their strengths and weaknesses in current and previous cycles. In the twelfth week, known as the Super Teaching week, teachers re-teach areas that students have struggled with in the assessments.

The first lesson of every cycle is a contextual lesson, where the teacher outlines what will be covered within the cycle and how it prepares students for final examination. In the first week an automated knowledge assessment will take place that will establish prior knowledge of each student, this is then repeated in week ten.

Our curriculum offer is summarised in the attachments below:

The principles that underpin the West Exe Curriculum

West Exe Curriculum Document