The curriculum of any school is all that takes place in the school, not only the content of the formal lessons.
At Emmanuel Christian School, Leicester, the curriculum conforms to Biblical principles. This affects what is taught and, importantly, how it is taught. The background to good learning has to be an environment in which the child is secure and loved. A variety of appropriate teaching strategies is used to match learning tasks to the age, aptitude and ability of the individual child.
Jesus Christ is the sum total of knowledge and wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:24, 30). Aspects of God's nature and wisdom are therefore revealed in the subjects taught.
Foundation Stage (Age 4+)
This includes the child's personal, social and emotional development and his/her knowledge and understanding of God’s world. Skills of communication in language and literacy are developed as well as physical, mathematical and creative abilities.
Keystage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
The curriculum builds on the foundation stage to include English, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T.), Biblical Studies, Art, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education.
Keystage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)
In these years there is progression in the subjects taught in the earlier stages plus a preparation for secondary education.
Keystage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)
The curriculum continues with the application of Biblical perspective to every subject. These include English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, I.C.T., Biblical Studies, Art, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education.