Curriculum Overview

As a school of just over 1,200 pupils and students, we are large enough to offer a broad curriculum while at the same time ensuring your child is known and cared for as an individual. 

The curriculum at Woldgate School is driven by a desire to expand knowledge, drive progress and ensure our pupils enter the community of educated citizens. We value the qualifications that our pupils achieve but we want to ensure that pupils have the knowledge and competencies they need to understand and thrive in the world. To this end, each subject creates a progress journey for pupils, ensuring they are ready for what they are about to learn by building on the knowledge that has come before. We also believe in breadth, and the right of all pupils to study maths, literature, the humanities, science, computing and a language, as well as design and technology, art, music, drama and PE.  

At Woldgate School our teachers use the Woldgate Learning Cycle to plan each and every lesson. This six part structure, based on the best national and internal research is proven to deliver pace, challenge and improve academic outcomes for our children.  The cycle provides a framework within which our teachers can draw upon their expertise and extensive experience to ensure lessons have academic rigour, a broad range of activities, are exciting, relevant and have challenging content to stretch those pupils who are gifted and talented.

In addition, teachers record in every lesson your child’s approach to their studies and ensure they receive the recognition they deserve for their hard work and academic progress. Teachers also use the latest data software to ensure every pupil is on-track and is making the very best academic progress.

Curriculum Overview and Intent

Year 7 Curriculum Overview - Autumn Term

Year 7 Curriculum Overview - Spring Term

Year 7 Curriculum Overview - Summer Term


Year 8 Curriculum Overview - Autumn Term

Year 8 Curriculum Overview - Spring Term

Year 8 Curriculum Overview - Summer Term


Year 9 Curriculum Overview - Autumn Term

Year 9 Curriculum Overview - Spring Term

Year 9 Curriculum Overview - Summer Term


Year 10 Curriculum Overview - Autumn Term

Year 10 Curriculum Overview - Spring Term

Year 10 Curriculum Overview - Summer Term


Year 11 Curriculum Overview - Autumn Term

Year 11 Curriculum Overview - Spring Term

Year 11 Curriculum Overview - Summer Term


Our Year 7 to 11 Prospectus

Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13)

Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)

STARS (Citizenship/PSHE/British Values)

Options Instructions

For more information on any of our courses please contact [email protected]


Care & Achievement Coordinators

Our Care & Achievement Coordinators support pupils in each year group, and are the main point of contact between parents, pupils and school.  If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate Care & Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.

Year 7 - Mrs McDonough - 07980 702715 - [email protected]

Year 8 - Mrs Cavanagh - 07790 987139 - [email protected]

Year 9 - Mr Joseph - 07790 987142 - [email protected]

Year 10 - Mrs Clark - 07790 987009 - [email protected]

Year 11 - Mr Elwers - 07790 987131 - [email protected]

Sixth Form - Mrs Fairhurst - 07790 987137 - [email protected]

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Wright - 07790 987007 - [email protected]

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Nicholls - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance Officer - Mrs O'Brien - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance and Wellbeing Coordinator - Mrs Sanchez-Ewbank - [email protected]

If you require paper copies of any documents on our website please contact the school office (contact details below).


General Enquiries >

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail [email protected]

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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.