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Curriculum: Specialist College Status

As a school seeking excellence at every level, we view all subjects as important and work to ensure student achievement is high across the board.  Within this broad values base, we also recognise the importance of English and Mathematics, whose success lays the foundations for success across the curriculum.

Building on this, Richard Lander School also has 'Specialist Technology Status'.  Within this status, we have 3 main specialist subjects, which drive improvement across the curriculum.  These subjects are: Mathematics, Science and Design Technology.  Our curriculum in these specialist areas is critical to whole school achievement and over recent years, student success in each of them has been significantly above national average, putting us among the highest achieving schools in the county, and at times, the highest.

The skills which students develop in our specialist subject areas also make a significant contribution to broader achievement elsewhere: research, questioning, reflection, development, evaluation, managing a project brief and so on.  Indeed, these skills not only underpin success in the broader curriculum - they are also key to success at college, university and in the workplace.

Our Specialist Technology Status has been an important factor in our impressive exam results over recent years and will continue to be so into the future.

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