At Benenden we aim to provide a curriculum to develop inquisitive, independent thinkers with a love of learning. We understand that the curriculum, both within taught lessons and beyond them, should create an environment where questioning, academic risk-taking, divergent thinking and the freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged.
We intend that our curriculum should imbue in our students these qualities: responsibility, independence and a sense that learning can excite and invigorate throughout life.
The curriculum should be seen in its widest sense as the entire planned learning experience. This includes formal lessons as well as events, routines and learning that take place outside the classroom. The Curriculum Policy should be seen within the overall aims and ethos of the School, which are at the core of its objectives.
Our curriculum is designed to allow each student to:
Within the framework of a broad and balanced education for each student, we intend for our curriculum to allow a high level of personalisation so that each girl can play to her strengths and develop specialisms, develop existing and new interests and achieve her personal best in all that she does.
Our curriculum provides a broad and balanced education which allows students to become:
a) We aim for our curriculum to develop successful learners who:
b) We aim for our curriculum to develop confident individuals who:
c) We aim for our curriculum to develop responsible citizens who:
The School operates a 32-hour weekly timetable, with six hours of lessons a day and two hours on a Saturday morning.