Bower Park is all about achieving. Our school curriculum is designed to provide all students with the opportunity to make progress and attain their very best potential. It has a traditional framework, with a particular emphasis on preparing for success in the twenty-first century.
Students experience a balance of the traditional core subjects of English, maths and science, alongside a range of other subjects. We are always looking at innovative ways of enabling our students to secure their very best achievement.
All students follow the National Curriculum, and all are expected to take GCSEs in those subjects, as well as a wide choice of optional courses made at the end of Year 9.
So, through our curriculum, we seek to create a balance, but we do not accept that there are any areas of study that are unsuitable for our students; from artist to politician, engineer to zoologist, all students are encouraged to achieve to their highest potential.
A key part of our aim is to prepare our students for a changing world. We recognise the need for a real grasp of the advantages and disadvantages of future technologies – how to be a discerning user of the tools that are available, as well as those that we can only begin to imagine at this point in time! Our modern building is enabling us to realise some of those dreams.
Across all year groups, there are countless trips and visits which take place in the UK and beyond. There are history and language visits to France, study visits across the globe and theatre visits. The list goes on and on. In other words there is an extensive programme of educational and recreational activity designed to contribute to the overall education of our students.
There is, however, far more to education than what goes on in the formal classroom. To this end, a part of our students’ time at this school is given over to activities outside the classroom. These can vary from our reading programmes through to individual enrichment activities such as music, drama, sports, and a wealth of other interests and activities, including lunchtime and after-school clubs. We recognise that patterns for a healthy lifestyle are set in these formative adolescent years, and we are proud of the fact that there really is something for everyone.