The Golborne High School Curriculum

The Golborne Curriculum is under constant review. We make changes to what pupils learn across school and within subjects based on their feedback, progress and aspirations. We are immensely proud of the outcomes our pupils achieve through our curriculum, including their exceptional GCSE results in the core and EBacc subjects and in becoming independent, hardworking and caring young people. The current curriculum is the next step on our journey towards this curriculum intent:

Golborne High School aims to provide a world-class education which enriches pupils’ ambition and love of learning and equips them with the skills, knowledge and cultural capital they need to access aspirational post-16 pathways and the responsibilities and experiences of later life.


Through the three strands of our curriculum, we aim for students at Golborne to be Lifelong Learners, Responsible Citizens and Prepared for the Future. Pupils’ growth in these three areas is developed across all aspects of their school experience: subject lessons, tutor time, assemblies and wider curricular opportunities.

This means that our curriculum in every subject is planned to ensure pupils leave with exceptional outcomes, both in their examinations and in their personal development. We ask every child to strive for personal excellence as well as leaving with the right qualifications to prepare them for the next stage.

We are very proud of the fact that 60-70% of our pupils follow an English Baccaluareate curriculum (Maths, English, Science, Humanities and Languages) to GCSE and we place equal value on the contribution that vocational and technical learning makes to every child’s development. Less than 1% of our pupils go on to be not in education, employment or training (NEET). Our EBacc Average Points Score was 4.91 this year.


Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the classroom, we aim to open the door to a wide range of experiences. All subjects provide additional learning contexts including annual school productions and high-performing sports teams in the majority of disciplines. You can find out about these on these on the subject pages.

For any more information about our Curriculum, please contact Miss Norwood, Assistant Headteacher.