Curriculum Vision

We care passionately about making learning purposeful and enjoyable. Explore this section of the site to find out about learning at our school. In particular, you can find specific information about all of our different subjects.

Mr M Dickson, Deputy Headteacher, is responsible for the curriculum in school and can be contacted if the following information does not answer your queries.


Learning at Thirsk

The curriculum at Thirsk is designed to ensure that students experience a broad range of subjects and opportunities during their time with us. Through the three year Key Stage 3 curriculum, students develop a broad and deep knowledge base upon which they can build once they select their Key Stage 4 options and begin to develop expertise across a number of different core and optional courses. Our options range recognises the possible employment options that our students may select from in the local economy as well as the further learning ambitions held dear by many of our students.

Throughout our curriculum we aim to promote and develop certain key values amongst our students, to ensure they leave us as well-rounded citizens who will make a positive contribution to their community. We are always proud of the qualifications our students earn, but never lose sight of the broader value of learning in creating well-rounded people who can move forward in life with confidence.

Students have the opportunity to experience and explore the key British values of democracy, rule of Law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those from different faiths and beliefs. For further information on these core values, please visit the British Values section of the website.